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Full text of "Documents relating to the colonial, Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary history of the State of New Jersey"

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STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST S ERIES 
Vol. XXIV. 



This volume was prepared and edited by authority of 
the State of New Jersey, at the request of the New Jersey 
Historical Society, and under the direction of the follow- 
ing Committee of the Society : 

WILLIAM NELSON, 
GARRET D. W. VROOM, 
AUSTIN SCOTT, 
FRANCIS B. LEE, 
ERNEST C. RICHARDSON. 



DOCUMENTS 



RELATING TO THE 



COLONIAL HISTORY 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



EDITED BY 

WILLIAM NELSON. 



VO:L,-CJ:M:E 



EXTRACTS FROM AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, RELATING TO 
NEW JERSEY. 

VOL. v. 




PATERSON, N. J.: 
THE CALL PRINTING AND PUBLISHING Co. 

1902. 



F 

131 



PREFACE. 



The contents of this volume indicate a steady and remarkably grat- 
ifying progress by the people of New Jersey in the years 1762, 1763, 
1764 and 1765, in the arts of peace, and in economic development. 

True, their commerce was menaced by French war vessels, but the 
American privateers made gallant reprisals, and Sandy Hook was the 
rendezvous of many a valuable trophy wrested from the enemy, until 
the treaty of 1763 brought a brief respite to the arms of Great Britain 
and France. Till then, the Northern frontiers of the English settle- 
ments were in constant dread of French and Indian incursions. In 
1762 New Jersey passed an act for enlisting and maintaining an ef- 
fective force of 665 volunteers, a large proportion of whom fell vic- 
tims to the wily savages beyond Niagara. Our own borders were 
threatened by the restless Indians of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1763, 
necessitating the maintenance of a frontier guard of two hundred men 
along the Delaware, during the ensuing winter, to protect Sussex and 
Hunterdon counties from incursions. The Indians of New Jersey, 
gathered at Brotherton under the prudent and sagacious John Brain- 
erd, kept the peace, and were protected by the whites. The friendly 
Conestoga Indians at Lancaster, Pa., on the other hand, were treach- 
erously and most cruelly massacred by the palefaces, whereby new 
trouble was brewed for the whole region. It was not until the spring 
of 1765 that all fears of Indian uprisings were allayed. 

The arrival of William Franklin early in 1763 marked the begin- 
ning of a very successful and harmonious administration, to continue 
for thirteen years, but destined to witness the end of royal dominion 
in the Province. 

New Jersey was favored in having James Parker as Comptroller 
of the Post Offices in North America, with his office at Woodbridge. 
He was a man of broad views, and anxious to improve the postal 
facilities of the subordinate offices, such as New York and Philadel- 
phia, to which end he inaugurated, with the year 1764 a system of 
mails between those points three times a week, "if the weather per- 
mits." Gov. Franklin urged the importance of securing better postal 
facilities by the "Establishment of Ferries, the Erection of Bridges, 
the Improvement of Roads, and whatever else may contribute to 
prevent delays and interruptions to the Posts in passing." With 
commendable alacrity the Legislature responded, passing special acts 
for laying out a road from Newark to Powles Hook (now Jersey 



Vi PREFACE 

City), with ferries over the Passaic and Hackensack rivers, for a 
more direct road from Philadelphia through South Jersey, and for 
the appointment of Commissioners to lay out new and better high- 
ways between Philadelphia and New York. As the people were still 
too poor to bear the expense of these improvements by taxation, the 
merchants of those cities were appealed to for subscriptions. "The 
long wished for ferry" was "established and kept across the North 
River from Powles Hook to New York," in 1764, by an enterprising 
citizen, unaware that a similar ferry had been maintained almost 
exactly a century earlier, by virtue of a Patent granted by Gov. 
Philip Carteret. The increasing number of letters in the Philadelphia 
post office for residents of New Jersey indicated a steady growth of 
population within our borders, and doubtless led to the establishment 
of an office in Trenton in 1764. Post riders seem to have met with 
encouragement for not only continuing, but extending their routes 
for the delivery of letters and newspapers. 

The rapid development of the iron industry of the Province is indi- 
cated by the frequent references to old and to many new mines, forges 
and furnaces, all of which appear to have been busy. Andover, An- 
derson, Kingwood, Union, Hacklebarny, Musconetcong, Durham, 
Oxford, Ringwood, Charlottenburg, Lamaton, Squire's Point and 
Greenwich are some of the names in Northern New Jersey herein 
mentioned most of them familiar to this day, but the Mount Holly 
iron works, and the iron works on Ancocus creek have long ago dis- 
appeared, with the exhaustion of the bog ore there used, and the 
extensive mining operations in Morris, Sussex, Warren and Hunter- 
don counties. The account of the "Trenton steel works" seems very 
modern reading. A perusal of the numerous advertisements relating 
to these various enterprises will give a very fair idea of the condition 
of the iron industry in New Jersey one hundred and forty years ago 
the number of furnaces and forges, and the appliances for running 
them. It is to the credit of those early operators that the modern 
owners of those regions are constrained to admit that it is very sel- 
dom that a new mine is sunk without disclosing the presence of 
former workers, so thoroughly did those pioneers explore and develop 
the mining properties. 

While the iron industry was advancing by leaps and bounds, much 
faith was manifested also in the copper mines at Rocky Hill 1 and at 
New Brunswick. We are assured by an advertisement that the latter 
mine was (in 1765) yielding "excellent solid oar," and that a smelting 
house was to be built. After the fashion of mining enterprises gen- 
erally, the improvements were only in contemplation. 

The Legislature sought to encourage new industries by offering 

1 Most exhaustively described in Bulletin No. 225, of the Geological 
Survey of the United States, August, 1904. 



PREFACE vii 

bounties for the raising of hemp and flax, and the culture of silk. 
The former project met with much success, but the planting of mul- 
berry trees was no more productive of silk than was the morus multi- 
caulis craze of 1839 and 1840. 

The student of economic conditions in those days will derive a 
great deal of information from the advertisements of farms, houses 
and other properties for sale, with their descriptions of the residences 
and other buildings, the land under cultivation, the orchards of apple, 
peach and other trees, the cattle, horses and farm appliances. The 
people were seeking better and more improved modes of living and 
working often, as the desired sales suggest, in advance of their 
ability to pay. But progress is usually made through and over fail- 
ures, and the Province at large reaped the benefits of these attempts, 
which sometimes were beyond their day. The farms advertised are 
better than formerly, and new tracts are offered in remoter districts 
of the Province. 

The lawyer interested in tracing the title to lands where early deeds 
are missing will often find a helpful clue in reading the descriptions 
of the location, area, and sometimes of the metes and bounds of the 
properties advertised for sale in the following pages, and the adver- 
tisements generally will be of absorbing interest to those engaged in 
studying family history. 

The merchants and manufacturers also had their vicissitudes, then 
as now. It was in response to a very general demand that the Legis- 
lature in 1765 enacted a statute for "the relief of insolvent debtors." 
Within six months more than one hundred and fifty persons availed 
themselves of its provisions. Long and ill-judged credits were too 
often the cause of these failures. Says a cynical and impatient mer- 
chant, in appealing to his debtors in 1762 to come forward and settle, 
"If I trust some of my customers one month, they will scold if I 
demand it in nine or ten." 

Education is making steady progress. The "College of New Jer- 
sey" is graduating larger classes each year, and the importance of 
the Princeton institution is recognized by the newspapers of the day, 
which are frequently publishing news items relating to it. There are 
some indications, indeed, of the existence of a judicious "literary 
bureau" to keep the public well informed concerning the condition 
and prospects of the thriving young College. A grammar school is 
established at Princeton in 1764, under the auspices of the trustees 
and faculty, and in the same year is printed at Woodbridge a History 
of the College, with a copperplate "Prospect of Nassau Hall." 

There are other signs of an awakened interest in education. Al- 
though a schoolmaster at Pompton is accused of robbing a fellow 
lodger at the tavern, there are fewer accounts of escapades on the part 
of members of the calling. The advertisements are less uniformly 



viii PREFACE 

persistent in seeking "sober" persons to take charge of schools, that 
qualification being apparently taken for granted. Moreover, there is 
developing a certain esprit de corps among the profession, as evinced 
by several teachers in the neighborhood of Moorestown in 1765, who 
resented the reported slurs on their ability by one of their number, 
and met together at that place to "vindicate our Cause, and make our 
Ability appear to this extraordinary Judge of Literature, as he 
affects." The assailant, thus challenged, prudently failed to appear ; 
as he candidly confesses, "six to one is too great odds." Moreover, 
he denied having uttered the slanderous imputations alleged, as to 
all of his accusers, but with a sly intent to divide their forces he 
avows that as to two of them he did not declare that they were 
"ignorant and incapable of their Undertaking," "except I called him 
[sic] an Ass, and he called me what I never was." From which it 
would appear that the schoolmasters of those days did not always 
set a fair example in the amenities of good behavior and temperate 
speech. That some of them, at least, were hardworking, would ap- 
pear by the announcement of John Reid, in 1764, that he had started 
a school at Trenton, which opened at "6 o'Clock A. M. with Morning 
and Evening Prayers." The Rev. Samuel Kennedy conducted a 
school at Baskinridge, which was long famous for the character of 
the men it turned out. Elizabethtown and Burlington also boasted 
superior schools, and the latter city witnessed the introduction in 
1763 of probably the first co-educational school in New Jersey, if 
not in America. A special attraction offered by a schoolmaster at 
Second River, in 1762, was the fact that he would relieve parents of 
boarding-scholars from providing lodging and wood for their chil- 
dren, engaging himself to procure the same "on reasonable terms." 

Gambling in the guise of lotteries was still encouraged, such 
schemes being advertised for the benefit of the Bound Brook bridge 
across the Raritan river; to meet the expenses of the commissioners 
to lay out highways ; for St. Mary's church in Burlington ; for St. 
Peter's church in Amboy; for the College of New Jersey, and for 
the erection of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. (The lottery for St. 
John's church, Newark, mentioned on page 82, is doubtless for a 
Delaware church.) 

Horse racing is becoming a favorite pastime, courses at Elizabeth- 
town and Woodbridge being well patronized, and much attention is 
being paid to the improvement of the breed of horses, by the importa- 
tion of choice thoroughbreds. 

The famous George Whitefield again sweeps across New Jersey 
like a whirlwind, with his fiery preaching, arousing the consciences 
of thousands and tens of thousands to whom he speaks in the open 
air, with a voice reaching the farthest person in his vast audiences. 

Wrecks are frequent along the Jersey coast at Sandy Hook, Bar- 



PREFACE IX 

negat, Cohansey and Cape May, as well as at intermediate points. It 
is a great boon to those that "go down to the sea in ships" when the 
Sandy Hook lighthouse sends out its welcome rays across the water, 
at once a welcome and a warning, in June, 1764. It was a New York 
enterprise, it is true, but unquestionably many a citizen of New Jersey 
bought tickets in the Lighthouse lottery, in order to promote a great 
public benefit and incidentally in the hope of winning a prize. 

We are initiated into the respective merits of "likely men and 
women, boys and girls," from Gambia, the Windward coast, the 
Guinea coast, and other points in Africa, who are offered for sale as 
slaves, suitable for house work or farm service. There is no hypo- 
critical cant about the importation of these unfortunate wretches for 
the good of their immortal souls, or as a punishment for Ham's indis- 
cretion. With brutal frankness they are classed simply as chattels. 
The advertisements of runaway negroes contain fewer indications 
than formerly of their barbarous treatment. There are no descrip- 
tions of chains or manacles, nor of branding, or other tokens of sav- 
agery on the part of former owners. 

The details of the personal appearance, the names and the clothing 
of runaway servants, and escaped prisoners, continue to be among 
the most diverting of these old-time Newspaper Extracts. The Sher- 
iff of Essex county who advertises two escaped prisoners in 1762 is 
evidently moved with feelings of indignation at their inconsiderate 
conduct, when he declares that one of them "talks thick and palaver- 
ing when drunk, which is as often as possible;" and that the other 
is "a lusty, dirty, slouching Butcher, much Sun-burnt, wears a cut 
Wig, seldom combed, has sore Eyes, often drunk." Surely if they 
had any self-respect those two fellows would have returned to cus- 
tody, merely to resent and prove false these bitter caricatures. Most 
of the runaway servants seem to be "talkative," or ready with the 
tongue, and were doubtless too intelligent to remain willingly in 
bondage, and too eager for a knowledge of the world to be tied long 
to one place. Was it a Lord in disguise who figured as a runaway 
"Servant Man, a Shoemaker by Trade?" Listen to his picturesque 
garb : "Had on, when he went away, a green Ratteen Coat, with a 
Collar, and flowered Metal Buttons, a white Swanskin Waistcoat, 
light brown Breeches, with brown Horn Buttons, light blue Yarn 
Stockings, and half-worn Calf-skin Shoes, one of them patched on 
the Toe, and yellow carved Buckles." It is easy to believe that many 
a romance and many a tragedy is hidden in these advertisements of 
runaway apprentices and servants, men and boys, women and girls : 
tales of offenses, trivial or serious, expiated by banishment and en- 
forced servitude for a time; of younger sons voluntarily exiled to 
win fame and fortune single-handed in the new world ; of rightful 
heirs feloniously spirited away beyond reach of their proper inner- 



X PREFACE 

itance, and sold into white slavery by heartless kinsmen; of broken 
fortunes and broken hearts, seeking solace or repair amid scenes far 
removed from their griefs. Surely there is much to be read here 
that does not appear on the surface, as revealing human weaknesses, 
infirmities and passions, that are much the same in 1904 as in 1762-5. 
But even as a curious study of social conditions in the former days 
these advertisements will repay a careful perusal. 

That was a needed reform instituted at Elizabethtown in 1764, 
when it was resolved to reduce the cost of those functions by "dis- 
pensing with Scarfs, Gloves and Liquors." 

Was "marriage a failure" in the seventh decade of the eighteenth 
century? If so, the fact was not exploited in the divorce court, but 
frankly in the columns of a newspaper in New York or Philadelphia, 
wherein the aggrieved husband warned all persons not to trust the 
errant or obstinate wife. In at least one case the wife advertised her 
husband, and gave public notice that she would pay no debts of his 
contracting. Without doubt most of these domestic infelicities were 
reconciled; but William Carter, of Trenton, was the only husband 
manly enough to proclaim the fact, and withdraw his embargo on his 
wife's contracting of debts. 

We have here, also, the advertisement of the "Doctor" who cured 
blindness; the two-page list of goods for sale in what must have 
been a real "department store" at Burlington so long ago as 1764; 
the tale of the pedlar attacked and robbed on a lonely road; of the 
wonderful steer weighing 1700 Ibs. killed at Elizabethtown in 1763 ; 
of sacrifice sales by assignees for the benefit of creditors ; and of 
many other quaint and curious relations, some of which might date 
from yesterday, but all going to make up a vivid picture of life in 
New Jersey one hundred and forty years ago. 

All these interests are suddenly overshadowed by the burning polit- 
ical question raised by the Stamp Act. The columns of the news- 
papers teem with criticisms, appeals, warnings, and denunciations of 
this bold measure of the British Parliament to assert its right to tax 
the Colonies for Imperial purposes. Fortunately, in New Jersey even 
the officials at least tacitly agreed to treat the Act with contempt. 
Governor Franklin was as non-committal as possible, but granted 
marriage licenses without the hated stamp. The Chief Justice, ap- 
pointee of the Crown though he was, called a meeting of the Bar, 
and got from them a declaration that they would recognize writs 
that were unstamped, and that they would sooner sacrifice their 
practice than make use of stamps. The two men appointed to dis- 
tribute the stamps in New Jersey promptly resigned, at the request 
of the citizens. A minor official in New Brunswick who evinced a 
disposition to enforce the Act was hanged in effigy, denounced as a 
traitor, and threatened with a more evil fate. Even so highly re- 



PREFACE XI 

spected and honored a citizen as the Speaker of the Assembly was 
compelled to resign because he had not been as outspoken as desired 
in expressing hostility to the measure in the Stamp Act Congress. 
So the Stamp Act was never for a moment recognized or enforced 
in New Jersey, nor was there any serious attempt to put it into exe- 
cution. Nevertheless, the people were prodigiously aroused over this 
threatened invasion of their liberties. Here began a contest between 
England and her Colonies only to end with their complete Indepen- 
dence. The development of this conflict will appear in the subse- 
quent volumes of these Archives. 

The long-promised History of New Jersey Printing and New Jer- 
sey Newspapers of the Eighteenth Century was substantially com- 
pleted, when the manuscript was consumed in the Paterson fire of 
February 9-10, 1902. The material, which had been gathered during 
a period of ten years or more, had to be accumulated anew, but time 
and opportunity have not offered for re-writing the History, which 
is therefore again deferred to a later volume. 

PATERSON, N. J., July 25, 1904. 






Newspaper Extracts. 



I The subscriber, lived at the King's-Arms and 
Fountain tavern, in New- York, as a waiter, have 
taken the house wherein James Thompson lived, in New- 
Brunswick, now the sign of the White Hart, and has a 
compleat house and stable, where all gentleman travellers 
that will be pleased to favour him with their custom, will 
meet with genteel accommodations, by their Most Obedi- 
ent Servant, 

MICHAEL DUFF. 

The New York Mercury, January 4, 1762. 

January 7. 
To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation and tract of land situate near Trentown 
at the Falls of Delaware in the Province of Pennsylvania 
containing about 700 Acres lately belonging to William 
Allen Esq ; the land is good, very well Timberd A tract 
of 1000 acres situate in Richfield Township or the great 
Swamp adjoining lands of William Logan, Joseph Pike 
and James Melvin. And a tract of land situate in Hill- 
town, adjoining lands of Thomas Jones, and James Irwin, 
Tavern-Keeper. Whoever inclines to purchase any of the 
said tracts may apply to Laurence Growden at Trevose 
in the County of Bucks who will make a good Title to the 
same upon payment of one third part of the Consideration 
money and giving Bond and mortgage of the Lands Pur- 
chased, payment of the remainder in any reasonable time 



2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

with Interest. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 996, Jan- 
uary 7, 1762, 

Run away on the 3Oth of November last, from the Sub- 
scriber, living in the Township of Deptford, and County 
of Gloucester, in West New-Jersey, a Servant Lad, be- 
tween 1 8 and 19 Years of Age, named William Butter- 
worth, this Country born : Had on when he went away, 
An old light coloured Jacket, a Pair of new Buckskin 
Breeches, a new Felt Hat, an old fine Shirt, with a Patch 
on the Coller, one coarse Shirt, a Pair of Neats Leather 
Shoes, with Brass Buckles, old Sheep black Stockings, 
broke on the Knees. He is about 5 Feet high, of a yellow- 
ish Complexion, has long strait yellowish Hair; has 
taken his Master's Part of his Indenture with him, and 
has crossed the River into Pennsylvania. Whoever takes 
up and secures the said Servant, so as his Master may 
have him again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and 
reasonable charges, paid by 

Joseph Gibson 

Springfield, Burlington County, January 4, 1762. 
ABSCONDED, the I4th Day of December last, one Joseph 
Macmein, a Weaver, a short thick-set Fellow, dark Eyes, 
short grey Hair, mostly wears a Cap, pale-faced, Pock- 
marked, speaks hoarse, mostly wears a Leather Apron, 
to hide his being much bursten, and appears to be about 
50 Years of Age; his Wife (as he has lately married) 
went with him, her name is Mary, a short, thick-set 
Woman, flat-faced, redish Hair, and is about 30 Years 
of Age. They have clandestinely taken with them sundry 
Weaver's Implements a Bag with Feathers, and sundry 
other Things; likewise a small Horse and Mare, and went 
over Cooper's Ferry into Philadelphia, the I5th of De- 
cember, and is supposed to be gone towards Kent County. 






1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3 

Any Person that will, by a Letter, or otherwise, first give 
an Account of where he may be found, and brought to 
Justice, shall have Three Pounds Reward, paid by either 
of us, 

Jonathan Fox, James Ginins 

N. B. Any Person that will discover him, may have 
an Opportunity to send a Letter from Philadelphia to 
Burlington, and if directed to Mr. Lambert Barns's Care, 
he will immediately send it to the Subscribers. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1724, January 7, 1762. 

Newark (in East Jersey) January i, 1762. Monday 
last the Anniversary of the Festival of St. John the Evan- 
gelist, was observed here by the Antient and Honourable 
Society of Free Masons. 1 They walked in regular Pro- 
cession from the Lodge to Church, where an excellent 
Sermon was preached, by the Reverend Mr. Brown, 2 from 
ist Peter 2cl Chapter, 15, 16, 17 verses. After Church 
they returned back to Dinner, accompanied by several of 
the Clergy and Magistrates, and concluded the Day in 
decent Mirth. The New York Mercury, January n, 
1762. 

To be Sold, by Richard Stevens David Newburn's fine 
Farm, on which the Ferry is kept, containing about 500 
Acres, 270 of which are good low Land and Meadow, the 
rest exceeding fine Upland chiefly in Wood. Also two 
Farms, containing about 300 Acres of Land, each near 
Paulins kiln, in East New-Jersey : Now in the Possession 
of Laurence Schnyder and Christopher Adams, being 
Part of a Tract said Stevens lately bought of Abraham 
Taylor, Esq; at Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 997, January 14, 1762. 

1 St. John's Lodge, No. 1. 

2 Rector of Trinity Episcopal church. 



4 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

January 21. 
Doctor STORK, 

SURGEON and OCULIST to Her Royal Highness the 
Princess Dowager of WALES, 

Acquaints the public, that he is to continue in Philadelphia 
till the latter End of February next : such as are in need 
of his assistance, may apply to him at his Lodgings near 
the New Meeting-house in Arch-street. 

We the Subscribers are induced, not only in Gratitude 
to Doctor STORK, but likewise for the Benefit of the Pub- 
lic to communicate the Recovery of our Sights from Blind- 
ness, by his Operations This is to certify that 

I Thorn Roberts of Hopewell, near Trenton, being de- 
prived of Sight for two Years, was by Dr. Stork restored 
to it again. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 998, January 
21, 1/62. 

New-York, January 25. The Storm on Sunday the 
loth Inst, has made prodigious Devastations in several 
Parts of the Government of New Jersey. Five or six 
Mill-Dams upon one small Stream in the W r est Part of 
Woodbridge. A fine new Bridge built last Summer, and 
but just finished in the Fall, which cost above 300, across 
Raritan River, at a Place called Bound-Brook, was swept 
away, and some Pieces of it found 30 Miles below. At 
New-Brunswick, and the Landing, the W T ater was all over 
their lowest Streets, and many Stores and other Houses, 
with Goods therein damaged. As there had been Snow 
on the Ground, and a Thaw of three or four Days before 
the Storm came on, the Sea- Water rising so high pre- 
vented the Freshes going off so speedily as it otherwise 
would, and the great Rains falling at the same Time gives 
Room to think that more Damage is done throughout the 
Country, than we yet have Account of. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 

Five Pounds Reward. 

STRAYED or stolen on Saturday night, the i6th instant, 
from the premises of Nathan Haines, in Evesham, in the 
county of Burlington, West-New-Jersey. A young black 
Mare, with some white hairs in her forehead, one white 
hind foot; about 14 hands and an half high, trots and 
gallops; a new leather saddle with an English tree and 
no housings, supposed to be taken by a man who has lately 
come in these parts and has called himself by several 
names, as John, James and William Green, thought to be 
about 25 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, fresh 
Complexion, wears his own brown hair, says he is an Eng- 
lishman, but thought to be an Irishman : Had on when 
he went away, a halfworn hat, brown cloath coat full 
trimmed, a black flowered velvet jacket, and drab coloured 
cloth breeches, white shirt, brown snuff coloured stock- 
ings, halfworn shoes; took with him a brown camblet 
coat, brown hoi land jacket, and a dark coloured bearskin 
great-coat with metal buttons. Whoever secures the said 
Mare and Saddle, so that the owner may have them again, 
shall have Fifty Shillings, and if the mare and thief both 
secured, so that the thief may be brought to justice, they 
shall receive the above reward of Five Pounds with rea- 
sonable charges paid by me, 

Phila. Jan. 19, 1752. SAMUEL HEWLINGS 

The New York Mercury, January 25, 1762. 

Prince Town, January 14, 1762. 
MR. BRADFORD, 

As a certain Letter lately published, said to be written 
by an Elder of the Presbyterian Church, has been imputed 
to me, and by some, as I have been informed, made a seri- 
ous Matter, and improved to answer low party designs; 
I apprehend it not improper, for the satisfaction of such 



6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

as were innocently, and not of choice, led into that opin- 
ion to declare that I neither wrote, nor corrected said Let- 
ter nor ever saw it before it was published. This declara- 
tion being judged necessary by several Gentlemen of 
sense, with whom I consulted, your publishing it in your 
Journal will oblige a considerable number, and among 
them, Sir, 

Yours, &c, 

SAMUEL FINLEY. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 999, January 28, 
1762. 

Prince Town, January i, 1762. 

PROPOSALS 

For Printing by 

SUBSCRIPTION, 

A 
COLLECTION 

OF 

SERMONS, 

On a Variety of important SUBJECTS; 
By the late Rev. and ingenious 

Mr. SAMUEL DAVIES, 
President of the College of New-Jersey. 

And as several of the Author's Friends, in Great- 
Britain, have wrote their Opinion of the Expediency of 
Printing these Discourses in England, where they will be 
better and cheaper done, than here; the Manuscripts will 
be sent over in the Spring, and printed under the Inspec- 
tion of the Rev. Mr. THOMAS GIBBONS of London. The 
Sermon preached on Mr. Davies's Death, by his Successor 
the Rev. Mr. President FINLEY, with some Additions, rel- 
ative to the Character of the Deceased, will be prefixed to 
these Discourses, and also an Elegy on the Death of Mr. 
DAVIES, by Mr. GIBBONS himself. It is supposed that the 
Sermons will make up two or three Volumes in Octavo, 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 7 

which will be printed on good Paper, neatly bound and 
lettered ; and as soon as done, a Number of them will be 
sent over to this Country, for the Subscribers, and others 
here. The Price cannot be now determined, only that it 
may be taken for granted, that they will not be dearer than 
Books of such Quality and Size generally are. 

Subscriptions are taken in by William Bradford Printer 
in Philadelphia, Mr. Jonathan Baldwin Steward of the 
College at Prince Town, Mr. John Holt Printer at New 
.York, and Mr. Henry Sherburne Jun. at Portsmouth in 
New-England. 

The Subscribers are desired to make the proper Addi- 
tions to their Names. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
999, January 28, 1762. 

Fair View, Jan 28, 1762. 

To be sold by public Vendue, on Monday the 8th Day 
of March next, in the Borough of Bristol, all the real Es- 
tate of John Abraham De Normandie, late deceased, con- 
sisting of the House he lately lived in Plans 

of the Land are to be seen at Andrew Reed's, Esq; in 
Trenton, Mr. Peter Bard's, at Mount-holly, Mr. Anthony 
De Normandie's, in Philadelphia, or by the Subscriber, 
who any Time before the Sale will attend to shew the 
Premises. JOHN DE NORMANDIE. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1727, January 28, 
1761. 

TO be sold at publick Vendue on Monday, the I4th 
Instant, at Mr. Thomas Tobines in Elizabeth 
Town, for the Benefit of his Creditors, an Assortment of 
Goods fit for the Season. The Time of Payment, and 
other Conditions of Sale, will be published at the Time 
and Place of Sale. The New York Mercury, February 
i, 1762. 



8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

New-York, February 8. Governor Boone who sailed 
from hence in the New-Edward, Captain Davis, is arrived 
safe at Charleston, South-Carolina, where he met a hearty 
Welcome, and received the Addresses of the General As- 
sembly, and other publick Societies in that Government. 
The New York Mercury, February 8, 1762. 

Run away on the 8th Inst. at Night, from the Sub- 
scriber, living in Springfield, Burlington County, New- 
Jersey, a Servant Man, named Peter Hunter, about 22 
Years of Age, was brought up at Little Egg Harbour, of a 
middle Size, but slim, of a light Complexion, has grey 
Eyes, short light coloured Hair, and is slow of Speech : 
Had on when he went away, a thick Pair of Bearskin 
Breeches, with Metal Buttons, light coloured Coat, much 
wrinkled by shrinking of the Wool, old red Duffil Great- 
Coat, and new Castor Hat; and took some Shirts, a Hat 
&c. besides what he wore. Whoever takes up and secures 
said Servant, so as his Master may have him again, shall 
have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

William Fox. 

To be SOLD 

A FINE TRACT OF LAND, situate in Hopewell, in the 
County of Hunterdon, containing about 600 Acres, in 
Possession of Joseph Severns, John Severns, and Benja- 
min Severns, being pleasantly situated on the River Dela- 
ware, over which is a Ferry, about six Miles from Trenton, 
adjoining Lands in Possession of Messieurs Mott, Bur- 
roughs, Hart and Johnson. For Terms, apply to William 
Lister, near Burlington. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1729, February n, 1762. 



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To be sold at publick Vendue, on Thursday the 25th of 
March next, at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon, by the 
Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church, in Newark; 

A House and Lot of Land, lying upon the Broad Street,- 
in Newark; containing five or six Acres, very convenient 
for a Merchant or Tradesman, especially a Tanner. The 
Vendue to be held on the Premises. The Conditions of 
Sale, will be made known at the Time of Sale. 

To l)e Sold, at Public Vendue, 

On Thursday, the ist Day of April next, on the Prem- 
ises, or at private Sale any Time before, 

The Plantation belonging to Samuel Lerue, in the 
County of Middlesex, and Province of New- Jersey, with- 
in 7 Miles of South-River Landing : The Plantation con- 
tains 350 Acres, and will suit for two Farms or one; 150 
Acres of the Land are cleared and in good Fence, the Rest 
excellent Timber Land : There is on the Premises, a 
good House with 8 Rooms, 40 by 40, a good Barn, Distil- 
House, Chair-House, Waggon, and a new Barrack; there 
is 20 Acres of young Orchard all of good Fruit: The 
whole is well watered. Any Person inclining to purchase 
the same before the Day of Sale may apply to the said 
Samuel Lerue, living on the Premises, by whom a good 
Title will be given. The Nciv York Mercury, February 
15, 1762. 

Nottingham, Feb. 14, 1762. 

WHEREAS the Author of that unparalled Piece of 
Scurrility, called The Layman's Second Letter, asserts 
the Mechanick's Address to be the well known Perform- 
ance of a Rev. Gentleman, I think myself obliged, in Jus- 
tice to vindicate the Gentleman pointed at from the Impu- 
tation of Falsehood, in saying he is not to be found in the 



IO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Pulpits or Schools of Learning, which must fall upon him, 
an Supposition of his being the Author of said Address, 
for which Purpose, I the Subscriber, assure the Public, 
that let the Event of said Address be what it will, it was 
hammered on my Anvil without being assisted or moved 
thereto by any Minister or any other person; the only 
Motive that engaged me, was the Reception those scur- 
ilous Remarks met with, and the Influence it were like to 
have on weak Minds, which is the only Truth I find in the 
Second. 

WILLIAM BUCHANAN. 

N. B. I have given the publick this Trouble because 
the poor Layman has I presume, brought himself under 
such general deserved Contempt, tliat he is like never to 
have any further answer. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1 002, February 18, 1762. 

To be sold at Prince-town, New- Jersey, on Thursday, 
the 25th of March next, at n o'clock in the forenoon, 
Four lots of land, late belonging to Muir and Crawford, 
lying to the south of the main road leading to New York, 
and east of the college of said town. There is a good new 
dwelling-house on one of the lots, a store on another, and 
a small house upon a third. All the lots are divided, and 
well fenced in. Any person inclining to purchase the 
whole, or any of said lots, before the day of sale, may ap- 
ply to Robert Ritchie, merchant in Philadelphia, or Mr. 
Yard ; Vintner in Prince-town. The Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 1730, February 18, 1762. 

To be SOLD 

Fifteen Hundred acres of good Land, situate above the 
branches of Raritan, between the river Delaware, and the 
bounds of the eastern division of the province of New 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. II 

Jersey, fronting upon Delaware, at a branch thereof called 
Tohokkenetkony, or Paulin's kiln in Hunterdon County, 
in the western division of the province aforesaid, now in 
the tenure of Howell, who has made some small improve- 
ment, the chief of said tract being well timbered, and con- 
venient for rafting Staves and Heading to Philadelphia 
&c. For terms of sale, enquire of WILLIAM RODMAN, of 
Bensalem, in Bucks county. The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 1730, February 18, 1762. 

To be Lett, and entered upon the first Day of May next, 
at Elizabeth-Town, in the Province of New-Jersey; 

A Large commodious Dwelling-House, in which 
Cornelius Hatfield, Esq; now lives: Said House 
is two Story high, has six Rooms on a Floor, with 7 Fire- 
places, and a very good Cellar under the whole House, 
with a large Kitchen, and a good Garden, about six Acres 
of good Land, a young Orchard on the same, and an excel- 
lent good living Spring near the House, and is pleasantly 
situated in the Town. 

Said Hatfield has to dispose of, a good Assortment of 
Dry Goods, Ironmongery and Cutlery Ware, which he 
will sell at prime Cost, for Cash; and all Persons that are 
indebted to him, are desired to discharge their respective 
Accounts in a short Time. N. B. He has likewise to dis- 
pose of a Quantity of choice seasoned two Inch Plank. 

To be sold, in the Township of Bergen, and Province 
of New- Jersey, a Farm 

CONTAINING about 400 Acres of choice Land and 
Meadow, with a Right in Bergen Commons, vastly 
convenient for raising Stock : There may be mowed off 
said Farm yearly, not less than 300 Loads of choice Hay : 
There is a pretty good House on the Premises, a good 



12 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Barn, and a young Orchard : 'Tis not more than 7 Miles 
from New-York. Whoever inclines to purchase the same, 
may apply to Andrew Teed, at Secacus, in the Township 
of Bergen, aforesaid, who will agree for the same on rea- 
sonable Terms, and give a good Title. The New York 
Mercury, February 22, 1762. 

The following Vessels have been carried into Martin-, 
ico, between the 3ist of October and 7th of December. 

Ship Trycothick, Bui finch, from Piscataway, for Bar- 
bados. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1003, February 
25, 1762. 

To be sold, by the Subscribers, three valuable Tracts of 
Land, situate in the County of Sussex and Western Divis- 
ion of the Province of New-Jersey, being Part of the Es- 
tate of Maurice Robeson, deceased. The first Tract lies 
about two Miles from Oxford Furnace, and is the Plan- 
tation whereon he lately dwelt, containing near 300 Acres 
of Land, being noted for the best Place to raise Stock of 
any in that County, having upwards of 100 Acres of 
drained Meadow already made on the Premises, and great 
Part thereof fine Timothy and Clover Grass, besides other 
Improvements, and sundry Advantages which are natural 
to that Place. The second is situate about five or six Miles 
from the above-said Plantation, and contains upwards of 
250 Acres of Land, with a Settlement thereon, being well 
watered and timbered, and good Part thereof as fine rich 
Lowland as any in that Part of the Province. The third 
Tract is about 14 Miles from the first mentioned Planta- 
tion, and contains near 200 Acres, lying on the North Side 
of Paulinskiln River, at a Place well known by the Name 
of the White Rocks, and is remarkable for the finest Piece 
of W T ood-land for that Quantity of any in the County; 
there is a fine Stream of Water runs through the same, 



1762] -NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 13 

on both sides of which is about 100 Acres of exceeding 
good Low-land, and all the rest very good Plow-land. 
The Title to the abovesaid Lands is good. Any Person 
or Persons inclining to purchase all or any of said Tracts 
of Land, may know the Particulars, and be further in- 
formed about the Matter, by applying to the Subscribers, 
Anne Robeson, living on the first mentioned Plantation, 
Jonathan Robeson, jun. of Kingwood, and Doctor John 
Rockhill, of Bethlehem, in the County of Hunterdon, Ex- 
ecutors, who are fully empowered to sell and convey the 
same. 

Taken up a Drift, in Salem Creek, on the 2Oth of Jan- 
uary, about 200 Feet of 2 Inch Oak Plank, a Quantity of 
Oak Scantling, some Inch Cedar Boards, in a Raft, with a 
Battoe. The Owner of said Raft and Battoe, by applying 
to Ranier Vanhist, Esq ; living on Salem Creek, and prov- 
ing his Property, and paying the Charges, may have them 
again. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1731, February 
25, 1762. 

New-York, March i. We are credibly informed, That 
a smart Shock of an Earthquake, was felt about 4 o' Clock 
in the Morning of the 2ist ultimo, at Middletown, (New- 
Jersey) and other Parts adjacent. 

To be Sold, 

A Plantation, containing 420 Acres of Land, neatly sit- 
uated on a public Road near King's Town, within about 
4 Miles of Prince Town College, in the Corporation of 
New-Brunswick, in East New-Jersey, 250 Acres of which 
is cleared and fit for the Plow, it being extraordinary good 
for both Wheat and Pasture, 20 Acres of choice good 
Meadows, and more may be made, it being extraordinary 



14 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

well Timber'd and Water'd, and in good repair of Fences; 
has on it two good dwelling Houses and two Barns, with 
several Conveniences of other Buildings; likewise two 
good Orchards, with Variety of choice grafted Fruits; 
and is convenient to both Mills and Markets; the Pur- 
chaser may be suited with the Whole, or Part of the same. 
For further Particulars enquire of the Owner, living on 
the Premises, who will give an indisputable Title for the 
same. 

JOHN BAYLES 

WORKING OXEN, 

TO be sold, by Edward Antill, at his Seat near New- 
Brunswick, in New-Jersey, four or five Yoke of 
working Cattle, of different Ages, from 8 to three Years 
old; they are now fit for Service, being in good Heart, 
and full Flesh'd, they are fed upon good Hay and Corn. 
The New York Mercury, March i, 1762. 

Whereas a Petition was presented to the General As- 
sembly of New Jersey, at the late Sessions at Amboy, in 
December last, by Samuel Lippincott, Simon Leonard, 
and others, Owners of Marsh on Raccoon Creek, in the 
County of Gloucester, praying a Law to oblige the Parties 
concerned to make and keep up Banks and Sluices in prop- 
er Repair; 

Ordered, That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a 
Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their Petition, at the next 
Sitting of Assembly for doing public Business; provided 
Notice of their Application, and this Order, is inserted in 
the Pennsylvania Gazette at least six Weeks before such 
Sitting, and no reasonable Objection then appear against 
the same. 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD 
RUN away, about the 2Oth of January last, from Jacob 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 15 

Stern, of Greenwich, in the County of Sussex, in West- 
New Jersey, An Irish Servant Man, about 28 Years of 
Age, named James Lapsley, near 6 Feet high, and well- 
made : Had on when he went away, A blue Surtout Coat, 
a redish brown Sailor's Jacket, Thickset Breeches, a Pair 
of milled bluish Stockings, old Shoes, black cut Wig, and 
a Felt Hat. He has formerly followed Pedling in this and 
the neighbouring Governments. He sometimes pretends 
to be a Millwright by Trade; at other Times an Iron 
Master : Hath changed his Name heretofore, and may 
have done the same again. He is subject to live high, and 
boast much of his former Circumstances, but is a notori- 
ous Rogue, having been whip'd at Philadelphia for Horse- 
stealing. Any Person securing the said Servant, so that 
his Master may have him again, shall receive the above 
Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by JACOB STERN 
or John Hughes, of Philadelphia 

A Box of Medicine was left some time ago at the Stage- 
house in Burlington. The Owner is desired to prove his 
Property, and take it away, otherwise it will be sold for 
the Charges, in one Month after the First of this instant 
March, by 

Patrick Hanlon. 

Whereas a Petition was presented to the General As- 
sembly of New-Jersey, at the late Sessions at Amboy, in 
December last, by Joshua Lord, Samuel Couzens and oth- 
ers, Owners of Meadow on the East Side of Mantua Creek, 
in the County of Gloucester, praying a Law to oblige the 
Parties concerned to keep up the Bank and Sluices in prop- 
er Repair : 

Ordered, That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a 
Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their Petition, at the next 
Sitting of the Assembly for doing public Business; pro- 



1 6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

vided Notice of their Application, and this Order, is in- 
serted in the Pennsylvania Gazette at least six Weeks be- 
fore such Sitting, and no reasonable Objection then appear 
against the same. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1732, 
March 4, 1762. 

Trenton, February 27, 1762. 

To be sold by public Vendue, on Monday the 2Qth of 
March next, in the Town of Trenton, in New-Jersey, all 
the real Estate of Gideon Bickerdike, late deceased, con- 
sisting of a House he lately lived in, being a well-finished 
commodious House, in which is a very convenient Shop, 
fit for a Shop-keeper; also a very beautiful Garden, 
Stable, Chaise-house, Wood-house, and a good Well in 
the Yard &c. Also another very good Dwelling-house 
and Lot, adjoining the abovesaid House and Gardens. 
Likewise a Lot of Ground, of 29 Acres, adjoining the 
Land of Sir John St. Clair, whereon is a good young Or- 
chard of fine grafted Fruit, three or four Acres of 
Meadow, and more may be made, all which is inclosed 
with a good Fence. Also an Assortment of Shop Goods, 
Feather Beds and Furniture, a very fine Clock, Chest of 
Drawers, oval Tables, Dressing-tables, Tea-tables, Desks, 
Leather-bottomed Chairs and sundry other Household 
Furniture. Also a likely Negroe Girl, a good riding Chair 
and Horse, with a good young Cow and Calf. Any Per- 
son inclining to see said Houses and Lots, may apply to 
Edmund Beakes, in Trenton, who, at any Time, before 
the Sale, will attend to shew the Premises. 

N. B. All Persons indebted to the above Estate, are 
desired to make speedy Payment; and those who have 
any Demands against the Estate, to bring in their Ac- 
counts to Edmund Beakes, that they may be adjusted. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1733, March n, 1762. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 17 

CHARLES-TOWN, (in South Carolina,} Jan. 23. 
The following prizes have been lately carried into Provi- 
dence, viz. 

2. A schooner called the Industry, belonging to Salem, 
loaded with sugars, &c. 

NEW YORK, March 8. 

Yesterday Morning Col. PETER SCHUYLER departed 
this Life, at his Seat at Newark in East-New-Jersey, 
greatly and justly lamented. He did Honour to his Coun- 
try, and gave a noble Example to others : And it will be 
allowed by all who knew him, that he was a sincere Friend, 
humane, beneficient, and just, to all Mankind. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1005, March n, 1762. 

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE in 
Philadelphia. 

George Armstrong, John Armstrong, Andrew Arm- 
strong, Cumberland county 

Archib. Buchanan, William Boyd, James Black, and 
Obadiah Bowne, in New-Jersey. 

John Chapman and Col. John Armstrong, in Cumber- 
land CO. 

Samuel Caskey, in New Jersey 

Abnor Douty, Egg Harbour, John Dowing, Middle- 
town; James Dougherty and James Doabblen, in New 
Jersey. 

Edward Erwing, N. Jersey. 

Thomas Fleming, N. Jersey. 

James Hammond, N. Jersey. 

William Lawrence New Jersey. 

Margaret M'Near, Rowland M'Donald, John M'Clea, 
and John Mil liken, Cumberland Co. 

Isaac Newton, Cape May. Bryan Ohara, New Jersey. 



IS NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

John Pbilpot, Salem. 

William Robinson, Cumberland county; James Rainy, 
Cape-May; Stephen Rowe, Salem county; Scamon Rod- 
man, Burlington. Catharine Stout and James Simpson, 
New-Jersey James Wording, Jonathan Willis, N. Jer- 
,sey; William Wilson, Cumberland county. 

Run away, last November, from Lieut. Shute, of the 
New Jersey Regiment, living at Greenwich, in Cumber- 
land County, \Vest New- Jersey, an indented Servant Man, 
.named John Rigar, a German by Birth, about 26 Years of 
Age, 5 Feet 3 Inches high, speaks pretty good English; 
and had on when he went away, an old red Coat and 
Breeches, white Flannel Jacket. Whoever brings him to 
said Shute, or to Charles Souder, at the Sign of the City 
of Amsterdam, in Front-street, Philadelphia, shall receive 
Three Pounds Currency Reward, and all necessary 
Charges. 

Note, He is commonly called Prussia (from his Coun- 
try) and is supposed to have gone towards Reading- 
Town, in the Jersey. 

Lancaster, March 8, 1762. 

This serves to inform WILLIAM Fox, of Springfield, in 
Burlington County, New Jersey, that his Runaway Ser- 
vant Man, Peter Hunter, is now in this Goal; and he is 
hereby desired to come and pay Charges, and take him 
.away. 

Felix Donnaly, Goaler. 

To be LETT to the SHARES, or for RENT, in Gloucester 
County, situate in the Township of Greenwich, A Planta- 
tion, with two Mills on it; the one a Grist-mill, and the 
other a Saw-mill. For Terms, apply to WILLIAM HAR- 
RISON, at said Place The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1734, March 18, 1762. 



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New-York, March 22. On Monday Morning, between 
12 and i o'Clock, the Fire Engine House belonging to 
Schuyler's Copper Mines, at Second River, in New-Jersey, 
took Fire and was burnt to the Ground, and the Works 
belonging to the Engine, 1 which it is said cost near Ten 
Thousand Pounds, were destroyed. It is not known by 
what means the House was s,et on Fire, but it is conjec- 
tured to be by the Carelessness of one of the Workmen, 
who was the only Person then in the House. The Fire 
began below, where he acknowledges he lighted a Candle 
when he went to Bed in an upper Room in the second or 
third Story, where he was waked by the Fire, and throw- 
ing his* Coat over his Shoulders, he ran down to the lower 
Floor which fell in with him, into the Flames below, but 
by some Means, which he does not at all remember, he 
got out, but is terribly burnt. It is said about 2000 Cord 
of Wood was likewise consumed. 

The Bounty to be given to the Provincials raised in this 
Province, for the ensuing Campaign, is, we hear, Ten 
Pounds, a Man, that in the Province of New-Jersey, Nine 
Pounds Fifteen Shillings, a Man; and in the Province of 
Massachusetts-Bay, Seven Pounds lawful Money*. The 
New York Mercury, March 22, 1762. 

To cover this Season at Perth-Amboy, at TEN POUNDS 

Proc. each Mare for the Season, 
THE BROWN HORSE FALSTAFF 
He was got by OLD CADE, out of a well-bred Mare, and 
is the stoutest Horse of Cade's get. 

The Petition of JAMES CLARK and JOHN CLARK, re- 
lating to the GREAT MEADOWS, in Maidenhead, was read 

i The first steam engine in America. 



2O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

the second Time and several of the Parties attending, were 
called in, and their Allegations heard, 

ORDERED, THAT all the Parties affected by, or any 
Ways concerned in the said Meadows, may have a hearing 
on the Third Day of the next Sitting of the GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY for doing the public Business; and that in the 
mean Time STEPHEN JONES do give public Notice of the 
said Hearing, both in the Pennsylvania Gazette, and in 
the public Places of the Township, in order that every 
such Party may then attend, if they think proper; and 
that Proof be then made of such Notice being given, 

A true copy from the Minutes of 5th of March, 1 762. 

R. SMITH 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1735, March 25, 
1762. 

To be Sold, 

AT Elizabeth-Town, by John De Hart, a very com- 
modious House and Lot of Ground, with a good 
Barn, Stables, Out-Houses, &c. (very suitable and well 
situated for Business of any Kind) near the Presbyterian 
Meeting House, at Connecticut Farms, in the Borough of 
Elizabeth, upon the great Road from the Back Countries 
of Sussex, Morris, and Somerset, to New-York. The 
New York Mercury, March 29, 1762. 

April i. 
This is to inform the PUBLIC, 

THAT the. Subscriber hath opened a Boarding-School 
Elizabeth-Town, in East-New-Jersey, for the accommo- 
dation and instruction of Youth in Writing, Arithmetic 
both Vulgar and Decimal Extraction of the Roots, Geom- 
etry, and Trignometry, with their Application in Survey- 
ing, Guaging, Menturation, Navigation, &c. Merchants 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 21 

Accompts in the most approved method; as also, Boys 
to be instructed in the Beauty and Propriety of the English 
Tongue, which shall be taught as a Language; the best 
English Authors shall be read & explain'd; the Art Rhet- 
oric or Oratory, shall be taught with great Care and Ex- 
actness; Specimens of the Boys proficiency therein shall 
be given every Quarter. Those Gentlemen who are 
pleas'd to encourage said School, may depend upon the 
greatest Care being taken over the Morals of their Chil- 
dren, that a just veneration may be early risen in the ten- 
der Mind, for Virtue, as well as Learning. The School- 
House is very pleasantly Situated in an open and whole- 
some Air, its hoped the undertaking will meet with due 
Encouragement especially from such who know the im- 
portance of a proper English Education, and the great 
Advantages Boys must necessarily have from their being 
alway's under the Inspection of a Master. Boys will be 
admitted into said School who can read tolerably well on 
very reasonable terms, by 

ROBERT GATHER. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Sally, 
Enoch Lunt, from Piscataway. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1008, April i, 1762. 

NEW YORK, March 29 

Thursday Captain Durham came in through the Sound, 
after a Passage of 63 Days from the West Indies, having 
been almost six Weeks of that Time on our Coasts. The 
$th Instant he fell in with Captain Reynolds, from Phila- 
delphia for this Port, who was blown from his Anchors 
at Cape-May, a few Days before, and having lost his Rud- 
der, most of his Sails, and sprung his Mast, ivas obliged 
to abandon his Vessel; and he, with his Crew, were 
brought in here by Captain Durham. 



22 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

To be sold by public Vendue, at the House of Lambert 
Barnes, in Burlington, a Plantation, commonly known by 
the Name of the Brickyards, containing about 164 Acres 
of Land, 100 Acres of which is well timbered, with a good 
Brick House thereon, and a very good Orchard of about 
400 bearing Apple-trees of exceeding good Fruit, about 
14 Acres of Meadow, and more may be made with a very 
small Expence; belonging to the Estate of George Eyre, 
deceased. The Sale to begin on Saturday the i/th of 
April, at Two o' Clock in the Afternoon, where Attend- 
ance will be given by SAMUEL EYRE, EMANUEL EYRE, 
and JOHN EYRE, Executors. 

EXTRACT from the VOTES of March 10, 1762. 

A Petition was presented to the House, and read, from 
the Owners of the Rough Swamp and Marshes, situate 
on a small Creek, called Pumpessing, in the Township of 
Chester, in the County of Burlington, praying for an Act 
of Assembly to stop the Tide out of said Marsh ; 

Ordered, That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in 
a Bill for that Purpose at next Session at Burlington, pro- 
vided they give public Notice, in the Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, of their Application, and this Order, and nothing 
then appears against it. 

A true Extract. 

R. Smith, Clerk. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1736, April i, 
1762. 

New-York, April 5. Last Thursday one Mr. Lesyear, 
of Hackensack, in New-Jersey, happening to have some 
high Words with his Wife, went out of the House in a 
Passion, and shot himself thro' the Body, of which Wound 
he instantly died : It is said they had lived very discon- 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 23 

tented together for some Time before. The New York 
Mercury, April 5, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Dolly, John Ingersoll, from Piscataway. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1009, April 8, 1762. 

Notice is hereby given by the Managers of Peter Gor- 
don's Lottery, to all whom it may concern, that they have 
made Application to the Legislature of the Province of 
New-Jersey, to pass a Law for vacating the said Lottery, 
and expect to have that Affair finally determined next 
Session. The New York Mercury, April 12, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Matthew, Mark Furneld, from Piscataway. Sloop 
Joanne, William Bartlet, from Salem. Sloop Abigail, 
Peter Groves, from Salem. 

Elizabeth-Town, April 8, 1762. 

RUN-AWAY from the Subscriber, an English Servant 
Man, William Cooper by Name; he is about twenty-eight 
Years old, about five Feet eight Inches high, pretty slim- 
like built, by trade a Coach Harnis Maker and Trimmer; 
had on when he went away, a pretty good beaver Hat, 
brown Wig near new, a light coloured thickset Coat, good 
scarlet double breasted short cloath Jacket with yellow 
Buttons, a Pair of black knit Breeches, and had with him 
a pair of old Leather ones, white ribb'd Stockings, good 
Shoes with yellow Buckles. Whoever takes up and se- 
cures the said Servant, so that his Master may have him 
again, shall be paid six POUNDS Reward and all reasonable 
Charges, by me 

MATTHIAS WILLIAMSON. 

N. B. He went away with a likely young Man, who is 
well dress'd, and hath deserted from Captain Dayton's 



24 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Company in this Town, who will give the same Reward 
to have him secured. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1010, April 15, 1762. 

April 15. 

DESERTED from Capt. Dayton's Company of the New- 
Jersey Regiment, a Soldier, went by the Name of John 
Greenwood; had on when he went away, a light coloured 
cloath Coat, or a spotted Swanskin one, with a scarlet 
Vest; is a likely well built Fellow, about five Feet nine 
Inches high, something round shouldered and lightly pit- 
ted with the Small-pox. Whoever takes up and delivers 
said Fellow to Capt. Elias Dayton, at Elizabeth-Town, 
before the Company embarkes, shall have Six POUNDS 
Reward, of ELIAS DAYTON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1010, April 15, 
1762. 

Extract from the Yotes of the General Assembly of the 

Province of New-Jersey. 

$ HE House resolved itself into a 
4 Committee of the whole House, on 
t his Excellency's Speech, and after 
4 some Time spent therein, Mr. 

+ 4 Speaker resumed the Chair, and 

4^'*~T'f'4444 4 J 

+ ^ + Mr. Hancock, Chairman of the 

+ + + Committee, reported, that the Com- 

JL + niittee had gone through that Part 

:4 4 4- of his Excellency's Speech respect- 

44444 4444 4 , 
+ + ing to his Majesty s Requisition of 

^ Men, to recruit the regular Forces, 

I and directed him to report, that the 
> raising of former Regiments in this 
War, and the great Number of Men 

already inlisted among the Regulars, out of this Province, 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 25 

have so drained us both of Freemen and Servants, as to 
render Labour not only extremely scarce in general, but 
in many Places not to be had for Money: Under this 
Difficulty the Committee is of Opinion, that the Men now 
agreed to be raised in the Provincial Service, being the 
full Number required by his Majesty on that Account, is 
as many as there is any Probability of effecting; and it 
being impracticable to raise more, the Committee think, 
it would be deceiving his Majesty's General, to give him 
any Expectations of that Kind. 

March 6, 1762. 

A Message from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary, as 
follows, viz. 

I AM very sorry to see, by your Minutes of Yester- 
day, the Resolve you have gone into, with Regard 
to His Majesty's Requisition, for recruiting the regular 
Forces : Had you given due Attention to the Secretary 
of State's Letter, on this Subject, you would find this 
Piece of Service is thought so essentially necessary by 
His Majesty, that he will be much disappointed, if it is 
not effected. 

The Intention of this Requisition, was to render the 
Regular Regiments compleat, and fit for such immediate 
Service as His Majesty may think proper to employ them 
in; those Regiments are at present so situated, as to make 
it impossible for them to send Officers and Parties into 
these Colonies, to recruit the Men in Time; wherefore 
the Proportioning the Number of Recruits wanted among 
the Colonies, and the Supplying them, is the only Method 
that can be taken to render them of Use; and if not agreed 
to by the Colonies, may be attended with very ill Conse- 
quences to His Majesty's Service, at a Juncture when 
every Means in our Power should be exerted, to distress 



26 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762- 

the Enemy. I must therefore desire, Gentlemen, that you 
take this Matter again under your Consideration, and do 
your Parts towards insuring Success, to Measures abso- 
lutely necessary for our future Quiet and Safety. 

JOSIAH HARDY 

March 8, 1762. 

A Message from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. 
Gentlemen of the General Assembly; 

I HAVE this morning received a Letter from Sir 
Jeffery Amherst; which I have ordered to be laid 
before you; and I shall be extremely glad, it may have 
such Weight with you, as to convince you, that His Maj- 
esty's last Requisition ought to be complied with. 

JOSIAH HARDY 

March 9, 1762. 

ORDERED, 

That Mr. Stevens and Mr. Hart, do wait upon his Ex- 
cellency, and in Answer to his Messages of the 6th and 
8th Instant, inform him, That it is with great Reluctance 
we are obliged to refuse any Measure, that might tend to- 
promote His Majesty's Service; but the Assistance re- 
quired from us, to recruit the regular Forces, appears so 
extremely unlikely to be carried into Execution, that we 
are well assured, it would be only trifling with the King's 
General, to attempt it ; and by giving him such Expecta- 
tions, expose the Service to a Disappointment, that will 
end in a Prejudice to the common Cause, and to the Cen- 
sure of a General whose distinguished Services justly 
claim whatever could be reasonably done in his Favour : 
But the Case is such, that the peculiar Scarcity of Men in 
this Province, owing to former Services of the like, kind, 
renders it impracticable; leaving this, and constantly 
going, Regiment after Regiment, into another Province, 



I762J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2 7 

very many of our Men have never returned; and the 
Handiness of our Situation for Inlistments hitherto 
among the Regulars, considered as a thoroughfare be- 
tween New -York and Philadelphia, have been an addi- 
tional Drain, and that perhaps more here than elsewhere : 
These Facts require no colouring to entitle us to an Ex- 
emption from raising more than what is required in the 
Province Service : Determined however, not to desert the 
common Cause, though our Debts, as well as the Scarcity 
of Men, are already great, we have fully come up to the 
King's Expectations on that Account; and for these Rea- 
sons, must rest it here, That that Measure is as much as 
we can do. 

March 10, 1762. 

A Message from his Excellency, by Mr. Secretary. 

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, 
and requires the Attendance of the House. 

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the 
House waited upon his Excellency, who was pleased to 
give his Assent to the following Bills, enacting the same, 
viz. 

i. An Act to complete the New-Jersey Regiment to 
Six Hundred and Sixty-five effective Volunteers, Officers 
included. 

2.. An Act to impower the Church- Wardens and Ves- 
try-Men of St. Mary's Church in the City of Burlington, 
to raise by Lottery a Sum of Money for repairing the 
Church, Parsonage-House and Burying-Ground in said 
City. 

3. An Act to impower the Managers of the Bound- 
Brook Bridge, in the County of Somerset, to raise by Lot- 
tery, a Sum of Money for rebuilding and compleating the 
said Bridge. 

4. An Act for granting an additional Supply, for the 



28 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

finishing the Secretary's office, at Burlington, and Perth- 
Amboy. 

5. An Act to enable the Owners and Possessors of the 
Meadows lying on a Branch of Newton Creek, in the 
County of Gloucester, (commonly called the Back Creek) 
to erect and maintain a Bank, Dam and other Water 
Works, across the said Creek, in order to prevent the Tide 
from overflowing the same, and to keep the former Water- 
Course of the said Creek open and clear. 

6. An Act for continuing the Bridge over the Cedar 
Swamp Creek, in the County of Cape-May, and for ac- 
commodating the same with a sufficient Causeway. 

7. An Act for naturalizing George Beck, Jacob Wig- 
more, and Stephen Sarich. 

And then Mr. Speaker presented the Address of the 
House, in the following Words, viz. 

To his Excellency JOSIAH HARDY, Esq; Captain Gen- 
eral and Commander in Chief in and over his Majesty's 
Province of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey, and Terri- 
tories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice-Admiral in the same, &c. 

May it please your Excellency, 

WE his Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the 
Representatives of the Province of New- Jersey, 
recollecting with Gratitude the Favours received, through 
his Majesty's Paternal Care over us, have now without 
Loss of Time, gone into the Measures proposed, for as- 
sisting the Common Cause, so far as to agree upon the 
raising of a Provisional Regiment of Six Hundred and 
Sixty-Six effective Men : After former Exertions of this 
Sort, we are sensible the Difficulties of raising them will 
be great; but from your Excellency's Abilities, that the 
Honour of the Government, in realizing the Expectations 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 29 

they give, may suffer no Dimunition, and his Majesty's 
Service no Injury. 

We have already informed your Excellency by Mes- 
sage, that it is with great Reluctance, we find our present 
peculiar Circumstance, respecting the Scarcity of Men, 
to lay us under the Necessity of not coming into the Requi- 
sition for recruiting the Regular Forces ; and as we can- 
not go into both the Measures proposed, we have com- 
plied with the most important; that the Province under 
such Discouragements, is not able to go farther than rais- 
ing the Provisional Regiment, we hope the Reasons we 
have before given will evidence; and that our Necessi- 
ties will not subject us to any Loss of Reputation, in a 
Case, which throughout the preceding Campaigns, hath 
been pursued by this Province with invariable Zeal and 
Solicitude. 

By Order of the House, 

SAMUEL NEVILL, Speaker 

To which his Excellency was pleased to make the fol- 
lowing Answer; whereby he prorogued the House. 

Gentlemen of the General Assembly, 

I Thank you for this Address, and for what you 
have done in Consequence of His Majesty's Requi- 
sition for the Provincial Regiment : I shall do every 
Thing in my Power to forward the raising the Men for 
this Service : I will not detain you any longer at this 
Season from your own Concerns ; but prorogue this Gen- 
eral Assembly to Tuesday the 6th Day of April next, then 
to meet at Amboy, and they are prorogued accordingly. 

JOSIAH HARDY, 

New-York, April 19. In our Paper of the 5th Instant, 
we inserted a Paragraph of Mr. Leyseur's shooting him- 



30 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

self, and that he had lived very discontented with his 
Wife for some Time before; since which we have been 
told, that they always lived very happily together. 

ALL Persons in whose Hands Tickets in the Amboy 
Lottery were left to be sold, are hereby requested to in- 
form the Managers thereof what Number of Tickets re- 
main unsold; and also that they will collect and pay Unto 
said Managers, the Money for all that are disposed of, as 
they expect to draw said Lottery the Beginning of next 
Month, agreeable to their first Proposal 

To be Sold, 

By James Kearney, of Middle-Town, in New-Jersey, 
a Part of his Lands on Brown's Point Neck, either 100 
or 150 Acres of good Land, well timbered, and Part 
thereof is cleared and within Fence, with a small Orchard, 
and a House thereon, and several Acres of good mowing 
Meadow, and more may be cleared ; bounded on the West 
Side by a clear Brook; on the South by the Land of Van 
Pelt; and on the other Sides by his own Land : It is ex- 
ceeding pleasant, and is a very healthy Place. It lies with- 
in two Miles of the said Brown's Point, where is plenty 
of Oysters, Clams, Fish, &c. and a good Road thereto, and 
also within a Mile and a Half of Middle-Town-Point. 
Any Person inclining to purchase the same may apply to 
the said James Kearney, who will agree on reasonable 
Terms, and give a sufficient Title. 

RuN-aw r ay from Sterling Iron Works, in the County 
of Bergen, the ist Instant, a Labourer, under Contract, 
named John Martin, about 27 Years of Age, 5 Feet 6 
Inches high, or thereabouts, light Complexion, grey Eyes, 
long Hair, which he commonly wears tied, and much pock 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3 1 

mark'd : Had on when he went away, a dark colour'd 
Broad-Cloth Coat, green flowered Velvet Jacket, buff 
coloured Plush Breeches, and Boots; he has taken with 
him belonging to the Subscriber, a Bay Horse (about 14 
Hands high) Saddle and Bridle. Whoever takes up and 
secures said John Martin, in any of his Majesty's Goals, 
shall have Five Pounds Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

William Hawxhurst. 

The New York Mercury, April 19, 1762. 

Run away from the Subscriber hereof, on Thursday 
the 8th Day of April inst. a Negroe Lad, named MOSES, 
about 18 Years of Age, born at Trenton, in East Jersey: 
W^ore (when he went away from my House, in Oxford 
Township in the County of Philadelphia) a striped Lincey 
inside Jacket, without any Sleeves, a Buckskin outside 
Jacket, an old Felt Hat, a light coloured Pair of Cloth 
Breeches pretty much worn, a Pair of old Shoes, an old 
Pair of greyish Stockings, and plain Brass Buckles; he 
has also a remarkable Scar across the Toes of his right 
Foot. Any Person or Persons who will apprehend the 
said Negroe Lad, and have him secured, so that the Owner 
may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, 
and all reasonable Charges, paid by me. 

GEORGE KEEN 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1739, April 22, 

1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop 
Swallow, Jeremiah Pote, from Salem. Sloop Molly, 
Nathaniel Newman, from Piscataway. 

Outwards. Sloop Joannes, William Bartlet, for Salem. 
Schooner Matthew, Mark Furnald, to Piscataway. 



32 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

April 22. 
To be sold by public venclue, the ist day of May next, at 

the house of Gasper Sacks, in Penns-Neck Salem 

county. 

A plantation containing 116 acres of land more or less, 
late the estate of Joseph Twentyman, deceased, adjoin- 
ing the lands of William Logan, Aaron Biddle, Gasper 
Sacks, and Hellems land; the purchaser to pay half the 
money down, and 6 months credit for the other half giv- 
ing security. And likewise will be sold, all his wearing 
apparel, and a small collection of books, and several uten- 
sils of husbandry, all under 20 shillings, ready money, 
and all above, 3 months credit and security if required, 
where attendance will be given at the house of sale by 
JOSEPH SAUL, Executor to the estate, and make the buyer 
a good title for the same. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. ion, April 22, 1762. 

New-York, April 26. Friday the 3Oth Instant, is ap- 
pointed by Proclamation of the Governor of New-Jersey, 
as a Day of public Fasting and Prayer throughout that 
Province. 

Notice is hereby given, that 

YOUNG SPARK, 

Is to cover this season, and is kept at Peter Coven- 
hoven's plantation, 5 miles above Brunswick, in Rariton. 
He is a very fine stallion; his sire a horse from the best 
breed in Britain; his dam a genteel mare, half blood from 
Maryland. Any person inclining to send their mares, will 
have them covered at Three Dollars for the season. The 
Neiu York Mercury, April 26, 1762. 

April 29. 
RuN-away on the i8th of April, from the Subscriber 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 33 

living in the Township of Springfield, in the County of 
Burlington; a servant lad named George Stone of about 
17 years of age, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high; dark 
complexion, black eyes, and black strait hair; full faced 
of a down look, goes somewhat stooping with his shoul- 
ders, his knees together and his toes wide out, had on 
and took away with him a Cinnamon coloured worsted 
and wool Coat, light coloured worsted and wool Breeches,, 
grey yarn Stockings, strong Shoes with steel Buckles in-, 
them, an oznabrig Shirt, and a check ditto, and a pair of 
long coarse Trowsers, and a felt Hat half worn. Who- 
ever takes up and secures said servant, so as his Master 
may have him again, shall have FORTY SHILLINGS re- 
ward, and reasonable charges paid by me. 

JOHN CROSHAW. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to Carry him 
off at their Peril. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1012, 
April 29, 1762. 

NEW-YORK, April 26. 

Saturday Evening, the Brig Ranger, capt. Jameson, 
arrived here from Bermuda, in 17 days; .... Fri- 
day capt. Jameson saw a double decked Snow off Egg 
Harbour. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Abigail, 
Peter Groves to Salem. Sloop Joanna, William Bartlett, 
to ditto. Brig Olive-Branch, John Robertson, to Salem. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1012, April 29, 1762. 

I New-York, May 3. Monday last the General Assem- 
bly of New-Jersey, met at Perth Amboy, to proceed on 
Business, pursuant to a Call of his Excellency the Gov- 
ernor of that Province. The New York Mercury, May 
3, 1762. 
' 



34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

May 6. 

Taken up about the loth of March last, between New 
Castle and Reedy- Point, a new Battoe, of a middling size. 
.Any person who has lost said Battoe, may have her again, 
;paying Charges, by applying to William Goff, at Cape- 
jVlay. 

Custom - House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig 
Monckton, Mayo Greenleafe, from Piscataway. 

May 6. 
To be LETT or SOLD, 

And may be enter'd into immediately, 

A good and Commodious three story Dwelling House, 
situated on the East side of Kings-street, in the Borough 
of Trenton, in the county of Hunterdon in New- Jersey, 
with a Lott of Land on part of which said House stand- 
eth, said Lott extendeth from said King-street unto Queen 
street, containing 40 feet Front : on each of said Streets, 
said House stands well for Shop-keeping for which use 
it is now fitted up or for any Publick Business. For 
Terms of Rent or Sale, apply unto Charles Axford in 
Trenton, Julius Ewan in Springfield, Burlington County, 
or John Ewan, in Bridgetown, alias Mount Holly. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1013, May 6, 1762. 

RUN-AWAY from John Rambo, at Mantua Creek, 
Gloucester County, West New-Jersey, on the 27th of last 
Month, A Servant Lad, named John Cannon, about 18 
Years of Age, Country born : Had on when he went away, 
A new Felt Hat, old close bodied homespun Coat, pretty 
much patched, of a bluish Colour, Linsey-woolsey Trow- 
sers, and a coarse homespun Shirt; has straight black 
Hair, and is pretty talkative; had neither Shoes nor 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



35 



Stockings on. Whoever takes up and secures said Ser- 
vant, so that his Master may have him again, shall have 
Thirty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

JOHN RAMBO. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1741, May 6, 1762. 

New-Brunswick, May 3, 1762. 
SCHEME 

OF A 
LOTTERY, 

PERMITTED by a Law of the Province of New- Jer- 
sey, to the Managers of Bound-Brook Bridge, 
across Rariton River, to raise 400, Proclamation Money, 
for the rebuilding and compleating the same. Said Lot- 
tery to consist of, 4500 Tickets at 2 Dollars each, 1326 
whereof to be Prizes, and are as follows, viz. 



Number of 




Value in 






Prizes. 




' Dollars. 




Total Value. 


i 


of 


IOOO 


is 


1000 Dollars 


i 


of 


500 


is 


500 


2 


of 


250 


are 


500 


3 


of 


TOO 


are 


IOO 


6 


of 


50 


are 


300 


8 


of 


40 


are 


320 


10 


of 


30 


are 


300 


15 


of 


2O 


are 


300 


20 


of 


10 


are 


200 


100 


of 


6 


are 


6OO 


1160 


of 


3 


are 


3480 



1326 Prizes. 
3174 Blanks. 

4500 Tickets, at Two Dollars each. 



36 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Tickets to be had of the Managers, viz. Hendrick 
Fisher, Anthony White, James Neilson, and Samuel 
Kemble, who are to be upon Oath, for the faithful Dis- 
charge of their Trust, and are to serve gratis, in Consid- 
eration of so useful a Work to the Publick, in which they 
hope and expect to meet with all due Encouragement; 
what is added to said 400 is to defray other incidental 
Charges. The fortunate Tickets shall be published in the 
New-York Mercury, soon after the Drawing is finished, 
and be paid intire to the Possessor, without Deduction. 
The Managers hope to be ready for Drawing said Lottery 
in the City of New-Brunswick, by the first of July next, 
under the Inspection of William Ouke and Andrew Leake; 
who have Tickets to sell. Likewise, Thomas Helme at 
Black River, John Gaston, William Beard, Bound-Brook; 
Aaron Boylan, Baskinridge; Stephen Campbell, Quibble 
Town; Moor Furman, Trentown; and Neilson and 
Henry at Stoneybrook. The Neiv York Mercury, May 
10, 1762. 

To be SOLD 

A LARGE Tract of Land, lying in Burlington County, 
13 Miles from the Town, and 10 from Mount-holly, on 
the large Road to Egg Harbour, in the Township of New 
Hanover. Said Place contains between 7 and 800 Acres, 
of which there are 60 cleared, with a good Dwelling-house 
on it, and a good Orchard. Whoever inclines to purchase 
said Place, may know the Terms of Joseph Leonard, of 
Shrewsbury, who will give an indisputable Title for it. 

N. B. Said Tract lies within three or four Miles of 
Mr. Michael Newbolds, and a Number of other noted 
Farmers. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Eliz- 
abeth, John Seaward, from Piscataway. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 37 

May 13. 

To be sold by public Vendue at the London Coffee-House, 
on the first of June next, at six o' Clock in the After- 
noon, 

A Lot of Ground lying at Gloucester, call'd Lilliput, 
formerly the Property of Mr. D. J. Dove, pleasantly situ- 
ated, and containing about two Acres of Garden Ground 
fenced in with Boards; one Acre is planted with Apple 
and Cherry Trees ; the other with Asparagus. There are 
on the Premises a Dwelling House and Barn, fit for stor- 
ing Goods, designed for Importation or Exportation, be- 
sides which, there is a Cellar ready dug and wall'd up with 
Stone, about 20 Feet square, nigh which there is a Well 
of excellent Water. Any Person inclining to purchase 
the Premises before the Day of Sale may be informed of 
the Terms, by enquiring at the Bar of the London Coffee 
House. 

DAVID STOUT. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1014, May 13, 
1762. 

May 10, 1762. 

Stolen from the Subscriber, living in the Township of 
Chester, in the County of Burlington, West Jersey, on the 
4th of this Instant, at Night, a likely yellow sorrel Mare, 
about 14 Hands high, eight Years old this Spring, lately 
branded on the near Thigh with T S, and has been for- 
merly branded on the near Shoulder with P, has a small 
Lump or \Ven on her Breast Bone, the Top of her Head 
lately scalded with Spirits of Turpentine, shod before with 
old Shoes, a natural Pacer, and of a good Carriage; she 
had on, when stolen, a snaffel Bridle and hunting Saddle 
about half worn, with plain blue Cloth Housings. The 



38 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

said Mare was lately brought from New England, and 
was stolen out of the Yard of Lambert Barnes, Inn- 
keeper, in the City of Burlington. Whoever takes up the 
said Mare, and brings her to the Subscriber, and appre- 
hends and secures the Thief, so that he may be brought to 
Justice, shall have Six Pounds Reward, and reasonable 
Charges, or Three Pounds for the Mare only, paid by 

THOMAS STOKES. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1743, May 13, 
1762. 

The managers of the Amboy lottery are obliged to post- 
pone the drawing thereof until the I4th day of June next, 
for no other reason but their not receiving an account of 
their tickets from the persons in whose hands they were 
left to be sold. They are therefore requested once more 
to return to either of the managers, all tickets that remain 
in their hands unsold, by the last day of this month, and 
also the cash for those they have sold. 

As the managers have no tickets in their hands but 
what are actually engaged, they beg they may not be un- 
' der the disagreeable necessity of a further delay. The 
New York Mercury, May 17, 1762. 

Just published, and to be sold by WILLIAM DUNLAP, 
at the Newest Printing Office, in Market-street, The 
COUNTRYMAN'S LAMENTATION on the NEGLECT of 
a proper EDUCATION of CHILDREN; with an ADDRESS to 
the INHABITANTS of NEW JERSEY. 

For I know him, that he will command his Children, 
and his Houshold after him, and they shall keep the Way 
of the Lord, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 39 

which he hath spoken of him. Genesis 18; 19. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1744, May 27, 1762. 

On Tuesday, the loth Instant, a public Commencement 
was held at the COLLEGE, in this City, in the Presence of a 
learned, polite, and very brilliant Assembly. Every Part 
of the public Hall was crowded with Spectators. His 
HONOUR the GOVERNOR who is one of the Trustees of this 
Institution, was pleased to attend the whole Day. A great 
Number of the Clergy, of different Denominations, to- 
gether with many other Gentlemen of Learning, and the 
first Distinction, from the neighbouring, Parts were like- 
wise present. 

The Exercises were opened in the Morning 

Henry Merchant, formerly a Student of this Institu- 
tion, having pronounced an elegant spirited English Ora- 
tion upon the Study of the Law, was admitted to a Mas- 
ter's Degree; also the Rev. Mr. Morgan Edwards, the 
Rev. Mr. Joseph Mather, the Rev. Mr. John Simonton, 
and Mr. Isaac Smith, of NASSAU COLLEGE, now Student 
of Physic, to the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts. 
And Mr. Thomas Pollock, Tutor in the Academy, to the 
Honorary Degree, of Batchelor of Arts 

May 27. 

JUST imported from the River Gambia, in the Schooner 
Sally, Barnard Badger, Master, and to be sold at the Up- 
per-Ferry (called Benjamin Cooper's Ferry 1 ), opposite 
to this City, a Parcel of likely Men and Women 

SLAVES, 

with some Boys and Girls of different Ages. Attendance 
will be given from the Hours of nine to twelve o' Clock 

Camden, N. J. 



4O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

in the Morning, and from three to six in the Afternoon, 
by 

W. COXE, S. OLDMAN, & Company, 

N. B. It is generally allowed, that the Gambia Slaves 
are much more robust and tractable, than any other 
Slaves from the Coast of Guinea, and more capable of 
undergoing the Severity of the Winter Seasons in the 
North-American Colonies, which occasions their being 
vastly more esteemed and coveted in this Province and 
those to the Northward than any other Slaves whatso- 
ever., The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1016, May 27, 
1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Han- 
nah, William Kidd, from Piscataway. Brig Mary, An- 
drew Ford, from Piscataway. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1017, June 3, 1762. 

To be SOLD 

A Good Plantation, lying between Chever's and Gos- 
lin's Mills in Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, 
containing 353 Acres, between 40 and 50 Acres of Up- 
land cleared, and about 25 Acres of Meadow, fit for mow- 
ing, and 50 more may be easily made. On the Premises 
are two small Dwelling-houses and Out-houses, likewise 
two young Orchards. The said Plantation is well watered, 
lying on both Sides of Raccoon Creek, where there is a 
good Conveniency to build a Mill, being about 7 Miles, 
from a Landing, and 20 Miles from Gloucester. For 
Terms &c, apply to CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL, in Chest- 
nut street, Philadelphia, or to JOHN OGG, on the Prem- 
ises. At said Marshall's shop was left, a Piece of Cotton 
Velvet; the Owner describing the Quantity and proving 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4! 

his Property, may have it again. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 1745, June 3, 1762. 

Burlington, April 6, 1762. 
SCHEME 
OF A 
LOTTERY, 

For raising the Sum of 999. i8s. for the Use of the 
Church at Burlington, in New-Jersey. 

Whereas the Minister, Church Wardens, Vestry-Men 
and others, Members of the Episcopal Congregation of 
St. Mary's Church, in Burlington, have made Application 
to the Legislature of this Province, met at Burlington, by 
Way of humble Petition, setting forth, that Length of 
Time had much decayed the Fabric of their Church, being 
the most antient of that Denomination in the Province; 
likewise the Parsonage House, Want of a Glebe, Walling 
of their Burying-Ground, &c. and their utter Inability 
through their Poverty, to do so much as their Inclinations 
would lead them to : The Legislature generously granted 
the Request of their Petition, and permitted them, by an 
Act of Assembly, passed by the Governor and Council, 
to make Application to the Public, by Way of Lottery; 
not doubting, but that it will meet with all due Encour- 
agement, from the well disposed of all Denominations, as 
it is intended for the Glory of God, and the Good of So- 
ciety. The Lottery is calculated greatly to the Advan- 
tage of the Adventures, there not being two Blanks to a 
Prize. The Scheme is as follows. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 



Number of 




Value in 






Prizes. 




Dollars. 




Total Value. 


i 


of 


IOOO 


is 


1000 Dollars 


I 


of 


500 


is 


500 


I 


of 


250 


is 


250 


i 


of 


200 


is 


200 


2 


of 


150 


are 


300 


3 


of 


IOO 


are 


300 


6 


of 


75 


are 


450 


19 


of 


50 


are 


950 


15 


of 


40 


are 


600 


20 


of 


30 


are 


600 


74 


of 


20 


are 


1480 


ISO 


of 


10 


are 


1500 


1 200 


of 


8 


are 


9600 


i 




First Drawn 




26 


i 




Last Drawn 




20 


1495 Prizes 










2949 Blanks. 



4444 Tickets, at 4 Dollars each, are 17776 Dollars 

The Drawing to begin on Monday the 3Oth of August 
next, or sooner if full, at the City of Burlington. As 
soon as the drawing is finished, the Prizes will be pub- 
lished in the Pennsylvania and New-York Gazettes, and 
the Money paid to the Possessors. Fifteen per Cent, 
being first deducted. Prizes not demanded in Six Months 
after drawing, to be deemed as generously given to pro- 
mote the pious Design. The following Persons are ap- 
pointed Managers. John Lawrence, Esq; Abraham Hew- 
lings, William Skeele, Daniel Ellis, Arent Schuyler, and 
Isaac Hewlings, in Burlington, William Pidgeon, Esq; 
at Trenton; John Monrow, Esq; and Peter Bard, at 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 43 

Mount-Holly; who are to give Bond and to be on Oath, 
for the faithful Discharge cf their Trust. Tickets are 
to be sold by the said Managers, at their respective Dwell- 
ings, and by Elisha Lawrence, Esq; in Upper-Freehold; 
Joseph Borden, Esq; at Borden-Town; Thomas Denny, 
Esq; in Gloucester County, and Courtland Skinner, Esq; 
at Amboy. The New York Mercury, June 7, 1762. 

NEW-YORK, June 7. 

Since our last fell down to Sandy Hook, his Majesty's 
Ships the Intrepid, Chesterfield and Porcupine Sloop, 
with 13 Transports, having on board his Majesty's 46th 
Regiment, 4 Independent Companies, and about iooo 
Provincial Troops ; and we hear they are to sail in a few 
Days, and are to be commanded by Col. Burton. 

Burlington, June I, 1762. 

Now in the Goal of this City, a. Servant Lad, named 
Thomas Moreland, who has been advertised in this Paper 
by Samuel Johnson, of Salisbury Township, Lancaster 
County. His Master is desired to come, pay Charges, 
and take him away. 

Thomas Shinn, Sheriff. 

To be LETT for a Term of Years, 

One Hundred Acres of Land, a great Part thereof 
Meadow, with a Messuage thereon erected, and a Shad 
Fishery appurtenant thereon; situated in the County of 
Gloucester, near the Town of the same Name. 

Also sundry Lots of Ground, bounded on Mulberry and 
Sixth streets. And a Quantity of Meadow Ground at 
Kensington. Any Person inclining to lease the Premises, 
or any Part thereof, may know the Terms by applying to 
MARY MASTERS, JOSEPH Fox, and JOSEPH GALLOWAY, in 
Philadelphia. 



44 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Whereas the Inhabitants of the Townships of Green- 
wich and Fairfield, in the County of Cumberland, and 
Province of West-New-Jersey, have made Application to 
the General Assembly of the said Province, in order that 
they 'may authorize a Number of Men to lay out a Road 
from the Township of Greenwich to the Township of 
Fairfield, and the House not thinking proper to pass an 
Act for the same, until it was made publick; therefore 
all Persons whom it may concern are hereby notified. 

Came to the House of Col. Abraham Vancampen, of 
Sussex County, New Jersey, on the 2Oth of last April, A 
yellow bay Horse, about 15 Hands high, a natural Pacer, 
has neither Brand nor Ear Mark, as can be perceived, his 
off hind Foot is white to near the Foot-lock, and judged 
to be about 8 or 9 Years old, his Tail docked, and seems 
as if he had not been used for some Time, and is shod 
before. The Owner coming and proving his Property 
and paying Charges, may have him again. 

Abraham Vancampen. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1746, June 10, 
1762. 

June 10. 
TO BE SOLD BY 

William Ibison, 
At his Store the Corner of Chestnut and Water 

street, .... 

He has also a Parcel of neat Elizabeth Town Saddles, 
made by Williamson, to dispose off: as he proposes de- 
clining the dry good Trade, he will sell those remaining 
on Hand very cheap, for Cash or short Credit. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1018, June 10, 1762. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 45 

London, April 17. His Majesty has been pleased to 
appoint Thomas Pownall, Esq; late Governor of New- 
England, to be Director-General of Comptroll, with the 
Rank of Colonel in the Combined Army in Germany. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 

At the Dwelling-House of John Van Cleeve, of Bed- 
minster, in the County of Somerset, and Province of New- 
Jersey, on Tuesday the 2Qth of June inst. a compleat and 
valuable Shop of Medicines, with Mortars and sundry 
Instruments and other Things, very suitable for a Doctor. 
An Inventory may be seen of the whole on or before the 
Day of Sale. Reasonable Credit will be given. 

Imported in the Mary, Capt. Deverson, from London via 

New- York, and to be sold, by 
ANDREW JOHNSTON, & Comp. 

in Perth- Amboy; 

An Assortment of European and India Goods; suit- 
able for the Season. The New York Mercury, June 14, 
1762. 

West-New-Jersey, June nth, 1762. 

WHEREAS Mary, the Wife of Charles Hoffman of 
Greenwich, Gloucester County, hath eloped from her Hus- 
band, without any reasonable Cause; These are therefore 
to give Notice to all Persons, not to trust, or give the said 
Mary any Credit on his Account; for he will not pay any 
Debts of her contracting. 

Witness his hand the Day and Year aforesaid, 

CHARLES HOFFMAN. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1019, June 17, 
1762. 



46 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 762 

The PUBLIC is hereby informed, 

That there is a Ferry erected at and opposite to Borden- 
town, from which there is an exceeding good Road, well 
cleared, and safe for Carriages, that leads into the Post 
Road, about five Miles above Bristol, which makes it the 
nearest, and by far the pleasantest Road from Philadel- 
phia to Bordentown, Allentown, Amboy, Middletown, 
Shrewsbury, Freehold &c. and is several Miles nearer to 
New York than the Post Road : There are good Boats, 
and Houses of good Entertainment at both the abovesaid 
Ferries, and also at convenient Stages, on the Roads lead- 
ing to the several Places above mentioned. 

J. Borden, jun. J. Kirkbride 

N. B. Any Number of Gentlemen or Ladies, not ex- 
ceeding five, may have a genteel covered light Waggon 
to convey them from Bordentown to Shrewsbury, upon 
any Monday, from the Date hereof, for Thirty-five Shil- 
lings, the Run down, by me 

B. Cook. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1747, June 17, 
1762. 

NEW-JERSEY. 

By His Excellency JOSIAH HARDY, Esq; Captain Gen- 
eral and Governor in Chief in and over the Province of 
Nova-Caesarea, or New-Jersey, and Territories thereon 
depending in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral in 
the same, &c. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS from the Information I have received, I 
have just Reason to believe, that there is a De- 
sign to supply the Enemy with Provisions from some of 
"the Ports in this Province; and as large Quantities of 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 47 

Provisions are now wanted for his Majesty's Service; I 
Have thought fit, .by the Advice and Consent of his Maj- 
esty's Council, to lay, AND I Do hereby lay, a Prohibition 
and Embargo on all Ships or Vessels laden or to be laden 
with Provisions, and clearing out from any of the Ports 
or Places in New-Jersey, excepting such Ships or Vessels, 
as shall be laden and employed in his Majesty's Service; 
and excepting the Boats and Shallops carrying common 
Produce to the New- York and Philadelphia Markets. 
AND I Do hereby order and direct the Directors of his 
Majesty's Customs, and Naval Officers of the several 
Ports within this Province, to be vigilant and careful, that 
this Proclamation be duly obeyed : And all his Majesty's 
liege Subjects, are hereby strictly charged and command- 
ed to be aiding and assisting to the Collectors and Naval 
Officers, in the Discharge of their respective Duties, as 
they will answer the Contrary at their Peril. 

GIVEN under my Hand and Seal at Arms, in Council, 
at Perth-Amboy, in New-Jersey, the 5th Day of June, in 
the Year of Our Lord, 1762. 

JOSIAH HARDY 

By His Excellency's Command, 
CHA.-READE, Secry. 

GOD SAVE THE KING. 

New-York, June 21. Friday Evening last JOHN 
SMYTH, E'sq; of Perth-Amboy, was married to Miss 
SUSANNA MOORE, of this Place, Daughter of the late Col. 
Moore; a Lady possessed of many eminent Virtues, and 
of a graceful Person. 

We hear the Right Hon. the Earl of Stirling, is ap- 
pointed one of his Majesty's Council for this Province. 

Perth-Amboy, June 18, 1762. 
RuN-away from his bail about 10 days ago, a certain 



48 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Dennis M'Mahan, by trade a black-smith, about 28 years 
of age, about 5 feet 6 inches high, of a brown complexion, 
full faced, pretty much pitted with the small pox, and born 
in Ireland : Had on when he went away, a lightish col- 
our' d blue coat, a green cut velvet jacket, buff colour'd 
plush breeches, a brown cut wig, and a half worn beaver 
hat, but very probable he may change his cloaths. Who- 
ever takes up said M'Mahan, and secures him in any goal, 
so that the subscriber, living in Perth-Amboy, may have 
him again, shall have five pounds New York currency 
reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by me 

GEORGE JOHNSON 

N. B. It is supposed he is gone to Philadelphia. The 
New York Mercury, June 21, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Sally, Edward Butler, from Piscataway. Brig Harle- 
quin, Lawrence Furlong, from Ditto. Sloop Joanna, 
William Bartlett from Salem. Sloop Abigail, Peter 
Grover from Ditto. 

Outwards. Sloop Abigail, Peter Groves, for Salem. 

Cleared. Schooner Lively, William Watson, to Salem. 

June 24. 

Pursuant to an Order of the House of Representatives 
of the Province of New-Jersey, publick Notice is hereby 
given, That Joshua Lad, Samuel Couscns, and other Own- 
ers of the Meadows on the East Side of Mantua Creek, in 
the County of Gloucester intend to apply to the next Ses- 
sions of General Assembly for the said Province, for an 
Act To oblige the several Parties therein concerned, to 
maintain the Bank and Sluices in proper repair. When 
all Persons having any Objections thereto, are desired to 
make the same. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. <9 

Philadelphia, June 10, 1762. 
FORTY SHILLINGS Reivard. 

RUN-AWAY this Morning, from the Subscriber, An 
Irish Servant Boy, named Richard Mullharron alias 
M'Carron, is about 5 Feet 4 Inches high. Had on, and 
took with him, a lightish coloured Fustin Jacket, with 
Sleeves, and Breeches of the same, both new and old Coat 
of Silk Saggathy, a Scotch Plad Jacket without Sleeves, 
and sundry white and Check Shirts, white and brown 
Thread, Cotton and Worsted Stockings : wears his own 
Hair, which is long and redish, and lately cut short on the 
Crown of his Head, his left Eye is black, and scratched 
in the Face, which is freckled. He has been at work a few 
Days on board of a Vessel, his hands and Cloathes are 
tarry, and he may pretend to pass for a Sailor. Whoever 
secures said Servant in any Goal, and sends Word to the 
subscriber, so that he may have him again shall have the 
above Reward, paid by 

JAMES WALLACE. 

N. B. He was taken up at Trenton, but soon went off 
again. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1020, June 24, 
1762. 

This is to give public Notice, that on Monday, the 7th 
of this inst. June there came to the House of William 
Robeson, Innkeeper, in Amwell, An Irishman, about 30 
Years of Age, 5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, well set, Pock- 
mark'd, of a redish Complexion : Had on An old grey 
Bearskin Great Coat, blue Cloth Vest, with blue Lining, 
blue Everlasting Breeches, grey ribbed Stockings, Chan- 
nel Pumps, with Brass Buckles in them, a Beaver Hat, 
black Neckcloth, and a check Shirt. Said Irishman stole 
a Pair of Brass Spurs from said Robeson, which were 
found in his Pocket, Robeson making a Stir to go and get 



$0 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

a Constable, in the mean while the Thief made off, and left 
"behind him a black Horse, about 8 Years old, 14 Hands 
and a Half high, paces and trots, high back'd, branded 
on both Shoulders, also an old Saddle and Bridle, a Pair 
of Iron Hopples, a Padlock, Check Handkerchief, a small 
Silver Watch, with a China Face, William Clayton, 
Maker. All said Things and Horse are supposed to be 
stolen ; the Owners of said Horse and Things by applying 
to Joseph Robeson, Ferryman and Innkeeper, in Soles- 
bury, Bucks County, on describing their other Marks, 
proving their Property, and paying Charges, may have 
the Horse and Things again. 

JOSEPH ROBESON. 

WHEREAS on Monday Night last (June 14) some 
malicious Person was at the Pains to carry a large Rock 
of 4 or 500 Weight, and place it in the Middle of the 
Fishing-ground where I draw my Seine : The chief Per- 
son suspected is one N. P. living near Trenton, he having 
told three credible Persons, that I catched so many Fish 
as spoiled his Trolling, and had asked one or two to lend 
him a Hand in placing a large Rock Stone in my Way; 
that he would lay it in such a Manner, that when I went 
out with my Seine it should run under the Rock, and then 

the D 1 could not get it out; and that he would carry 

it out in a Flat, on a Platform, or Board, so as to let it 
down easy, with the Edge upwards, just as he would have 
it. Accordingly the next Day going out with my Seine, 
found such a Rock as that Person described, and two more 
with it, which tore my Seine, and did me considerable 
Damage, besides losing the most promising Part of the 
Season. And as the Place where I fish is no Man's par- 
ticular Property (being almost in the Middle of the River, 
and free for any Person) to prevent others from meeting 






1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 51 

with the like Obstructions, have thought proper to pub- 
lish the same, with a Reward of Five Pounds, to any one 
that will impeach either of the Persons concerned in this 
base Action, so as he or they may be brought to Justice. 

Edward Broadfield 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1748, June 24, 
1762. 

New-York, June 28. From the County of Morris, in 
New- Jersey, we learn, that on the 7th Instant, a Lad going 
down into the Well of William Beard, of that Place, it 
caved in with him when he was 18 Feet down; but the 
Neighbours being called together, they got him out alive 
tho' considerably bruised after three Hours hard Work- 
ing, and he is like to do very well. 

From Roxbury, in the same County, we learn, That 
last Wednesday Fortnight, a Man named Nathaniel Cole- 
man, helping to raise a Grist Mill at that Place, fell down 
1 8 Feet among a Number of Rocks, and was very much 
bruised, but it is thought will do well. 

WHEREAS many Persons that bought Goods at the 
Vendue, belonging to the Estate of Mr. James 
Van Home, (at Dover 1 in New- Jersey) remain still in- 
debted to said Estate. Notice is hereby given, that unless 
they discharge their respective Ballances by the first Day 
of August next, to Mr. John Berrian, at Rockey Hill, or 
to James M'Evers and William Cockroft, at New- York, 
they will be sued without further Notice. 

To be Sold, 

A Lot of Land, situate and lying in the Township of 
Mendem, in Morris County, and Province of East New- 

iNear Cheesequakes, Middlesex county. 



52 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Jersey, containing about 40 Acres, well watered; a con- 
siderable Quantity of good Meadow, a Refinery of Iron 
Works, with a good Saw-Mill, two Coal-Houses, a good 
Dwelling-House^ all in good Order. Any Person inclin- 
ing to purchase may apply to the Subscriber, who lives 
on the Premises, and will agree on reasonable Terms. 

BENJAMIN. HATHAWAY. 

Surveyor-General's Office, Perth- Amboy, April 30, 1762. 
It is the Surveyor-General's Orders, that the Deputy 
Surveyors of the Eastern Division of the Province of 
New-Jersey, do each of them, by the first Day of August, 
1763, return into this Office a Map of the Districts for 
which they are deputed, marking therein all the Tracts ac- 
tually surveyed by them; and also (from the best Infor- 
mation they have or can procure by the Day aforesaid) 
all the Rivers, Creeks and Brooks, Lakes, Ponds, Swamps 
and Marshes, Rifts and Falls of Water, Mountains, Hills, 
Gaps and Points of Hills, Roads, Bridges, Fords and Fer- 
ries, Lines of Counties and Townships, Towns, Churches, 
Meeting-Houses, Court-Houses, Prisons, Mills, Furnaces 
and Forges, Farm-Houses, and whatever else is remark- 
able, and that the said Maps be all formed on a Scale of 
50 Chains to an Inch. It is also the Surveyor-General's 
Orders, that the said Deputies do each of them return into 
this Office by the first Day of January next, a Certificate 
of the Variation of the Compass, taken at some Court- 
House, Church, or Meeting-House within their respective 
Districts, in the Month of November or December next. 
By Order of the Surveyor-General, 

THOMAS BARTOW. 
The New York Mercury, June 28, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Sally, Edward Butler, from Piscataway. Brig Harle- 






1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 53 

quin, L. Furlong, from Ditto. Sloop Joanna, William 
Bartlett, from Salem. Sloop Abigail, Peter Groves, from 
Ditto. 

Cleared. Sloop Elizabeth, John Seaward, to Piscata- 
way. 

July i. 

RuN-away from Moore Furman, of Trenton, on Sat- 
urday last, a Negro Man named Harry, he appears to be 
about 20 Years of Age, speaks low but proper and can 
read English, is about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, and slender 
made, stoops a little, or rather hangs his Head looks down 
and suspicious when he is spoke to; his Leggs are small 
and his Feet appear flatter than common tho' not large 
and when he walks turns his Toes out pretty much and 
walks heavy; he had on when he went aw r ay, an old Bear- 
skin Jacket much patched and mended, an Ozenbrig Shirt 
and Trowsers, but as he has a Change of Summer Cloathes 
with him chiefly made of fagoty or fustian of a pale yel- 
low or snuff Colour, he may alter his Dress. Whoever 
takes up and secures said Negro, so that his Master may 
have him again, or will deliver him to the subscriber in 
Philadelphia, shall receive a Reward of Forty Shillings, 
and be paid all reasonable Charges by 

ROBERT LETTIS HOOPER, jun. 

N. B. He has not been much used to hard Labour. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1021, July I, 1762. 

Run away from Pluckamin Town, Somerset County, 
an Apprentice named Thomas Adams, 19 Years of Age, 
5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, dark Complexion, brown Hair; 
had on when he went away, a Snuff-coloured Thickset 
Coat, a light blue Plush Jacket, Buckskin Breeches. Who- 
ever takes up and secures said Thomas Adams, in any of 



54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

His Majesty's Goals, so that his Master may have him 
again, shall have Fifteen Shillings Reward, and all rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by 

SAMUEL ADAMS. 

N. B. All Persons are forbid to harbor him. 

RIVINGTON and BROWN 

Booksellers and Stationers, at the corner of Market and 
Front-streets, have purchased the library of ABRAHAM 
TAYLOR, Esq ; among which are a great many publications 
of the first character: The following are a part of the 
collection, and the whole W 7 ith books on almost every sub- 
ject in print, are sold by them, at very reasonable prices. 

FOLIO and QUARTO 

An universal history from the earliest account of time 
to the present, illustrated with maps, cuts, notes .... 

A bill in the Chancery of New Jersey, at the suit of John 
Earl of Stair &c. against Benjamin Bond and others, to 
which is added, several other papers, speeches, &c, &c. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1749, July i, 1762. 

New-York, July 5. Last Saturday three Weeks, one 
John Woodsides, a Pedler, was robbed by two Men on 
Horseback, near Andover Iron Works, County of Sussex 
and Province of New-Jersey, of Cash and Goods to the 
Amount of . 160 Currency. As soon as the Villians ap- 
proached Woodsides, one of them discharged a Pistol at 
him not more than 7 Yards distant, but it happily missed 
him; he then drew his Pistol, (having a good one ready 
loaded by him) and fired it at the Highwayman, but with- 
out Effect also; this Conduct of Woodsides so enraged 
the Rogues, that one of them run at him with a Cut 
and Thrust Hanger, and intended to have killed him on 
the Spot, but after he had received a terrible Wound in his 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 55 

right Side, and a large Cut in his Shoulder, he took to his 
Heels, and escaped, by concealing himself in the Woods. 

Last Thursday Se'nnight, died at Perth- Amboy, in an 
advanced Age, the Hon. Andrew Johnston, Esq; one of 
his Majesty's Council for the Province of New-Jersey,, 
and Treasurer of the Eastern Division of that Province : 
A Gentleman of so fair and worthy a Character, that truly 
to attempt to draw it, would be throwing away Words; 
He was really equal to what Pope means, when he says r 
An honest Man is the noblest Work of God. 

Thursday Night last, Sir William Johnson, arrived here 
from Easton, New- Jersey, where he was at a Treaty with 
the Heads of several Tribes of Indians. 

Saturday last departed this Life, in an advanced Age, 
at his Seat at Morrissania, County of W r estchester, and 
Province of New- York, Colonel LEWIS MORRIS, Esq; 
Judge of the Court of Vice-Admiralty, for this Province. 

WANTED, 

On George's Road, in New-Jersey, near Brunswick, a 
good Blacksmith, that understands shoeing of Horses, and 
Country Work. Whoever wants Employment, shall have 
a good House and some Land, with Iron, Steel, &c. and 
all Sorts of Tools necessary for carrying on Business. 
For further Particulars enquire of the Printer hereof, or 
of Mr .Thompson, at the Sign of the Ship, in Brunswick. 

THE Managers of the Bound-Brook Lottery in New- 
Jersey, give Notice, That the Drawing of the said Lot- 
tery is postponed for some Time, but that it will be drawn 
as soon as possible, most of the Tickets being already dis- 
posed of. The New York Mercury, July 5, 1762. 

Wednesday Evening last, sailed from Sandy-Hook, his 
Majesty's Ships the Enterprize, Captain Holtoh, of 40 



56 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 



Guns; the Lizard Frigate, Captain Banks, of 30 Guns; 
and the Porcupine Sloop of 14 Guns, with 8 Transports 
having on board his Majesty's 58th Regiment, 4 Com- 
panies of Major Gorham's Rangers, and about 500 Pro- 
vincials; Their Destination we leave our Readers to find 
out. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1022, July 8, 1762. 

LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE in Phil- 
adelphia 

Joseph Burgoin, East New Jersey, William Caruthers, 
Gloucester county. Archibald Douglass, Cumberland 
county. 

Dr. John Eatton, New Jersey. 

Esther Hall, Sussex county; William Hamilton, Bas- 
ken Ridge; John Kelly, Cumberland county. 

Samuel Lowdon, West Jersey; Ann Lister, Burling- 
ton. 

Martin M'Graw (2) Mary M'Kasson, and William 
Hancock, Esq; Salem. Patrick Ohanlon, Burlington. 

Sarah Royal, Cumberland county; Rebecca Rosali (2) 
Salem; Joseph Rodman, Egg-harbour; Pat Reynolds, 
Mount-holly. Hezekiah Scull, Cape May 

Edward Test, Salem, Adam Weatherby, Salem county. 

To BE SOLD 

A Lot of Meadow Ground, situate in Northampton 
To.wnship, Burlington County, West New Jersey, near 
Mount- holly Meeting-house, and about a Mile and an 
Half from Bridge town; containing 22 Acres and an 
Half. Said Lot may be divided into four Lots, or sold 
together, as may best suit the Purchaser. A Plan thereof 
may be seen by applying to the Subscriber. 

Likewise a Corner Lot, 50 Feet on Chestnut-street . . . 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 57 

Any Persons inclining to purchase said Lots, may know 
the Terms by applying to 

BENJAMIN KENDALL. 

Cape May County, June 22, 1762. 
The Subscribers propose to apply to the Legislature of 
New-Jersey, on the 2d Day of their next Sitting, to be im- 
powered, by Law, to erect and maintain a Dam across 
Dennis's Creek, in the said County, at the Place where 
the Bank is already begun, about 8 or 10 Rods below the 
Road and Causeway, that was formerly made down to the 
said Creek, in Jeremiah Ludlams Plantation, thereby the 
better to improve the Meadows, and effectually to stop 
the Tide out of such Parts of the said Creek as lie above 
the said Dam ; of which all concerned are desired 'to take 
Notice. 

JEREMIAH LUDLAM, PROVIDENCE LUDLAM. 

Just imported in the last vessels from Europe, and sold 
cheap, by STEPHEN CARMICK 

At his store in Water-street, three doors above Market- 
street, an assortment of merchandize, suitable for the sea- 
son 

N. B. Likewise to be sold by the above Stephen Car- 
mick, the house and lots of land where his father lately 
dwelt, in the town of Salem, New Jersey, a very fertile 
convenient spot for a small family, accommodated with 
about 12 acres of choice meadow at the bottom of the lot, 
two orchards, one of natural, and the other of the choicest 
grafted fruit, a barn/stable, and large garden, with some 
of the choicest fruit, such as peaches, pears, cherries, Eng- 
lish walnuts and plumbs, and well stocked with asparagus. 
Also a lot of about 12 acres, near the heart of the town, 
adjoining the Friend's Meeting, very pleasantly situated, 
with a navigable landing at the bottom, and would be very 



58 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

convenient for a shop or store-keeper. Likewise 500 acres 
of land,' part of a tract of land situate near Oldman's 
Creek, in Salem county; the land is very good, and ex- 
ceeding well wooded for staves, rail timber, and best sap- 
ling hickory, and very convenient to a navigable landing 
on said creek. The title is very good, and the Purchaser 
may have one, two or three years credit, on giving secur- 
ity and paying interest 

New Jersey, Essex County. 
FIFTEEN. POUNDS Reward 

Made their Escape from Jonathan Hampton, High 
Sheriff of said County, two Fellows, viz. John Barclay, 
a short well set Fellow, of a sandy Complexion, talks 
thick when in Liquor, which often happens, about 50 
Years of Age, an Irishman, a Clothier by Trade, and has 
been long in the Jerseys, about Basking-Ridge. He went 
off last Winter, on a large brown Mare, that was under 
Execution. His Clothing was darkish brown, but may 
be changed. He was some time about Pequea, but it is 
supposed he is gone farther to the Southward. He forged 
sundry Bonds, and put his Brother-in-law, Andrew Arm- 
strong's Name to them ; on one of which he was sued, but 
escaped before the Affair was made public. 

William Hamilton, an Irishman, about 55 Years of 
Age, a stout, lusty, ill-looking Fellow ; went off about six 
Weeks ago, in a two Horse Cart, and took his Son and 
Daughter with him, supposed to be gone towards Sasque- 
hanna. He is a Butcher, has sore "Eyes, wears greyish 
dirty Clothes, and bob Wig; his Son an impudent Boy. 
He was under two Arrests; to one of which Sylvester 
Coler became his special Bail. The other was for taking 
Sheep from the Camp at Staten-Island; but as he posi- 
tively denied it, the Sheriff did not lock him up, but gave 



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him the Liberty of the House, and left him to stand the 
Trial, or pay the Plaintiffs. Whoever apprehends said 
Barclay and Hamilton, and sends Notice thereof to the 
Subscribers, shall have Five Pounds Reward for Barclay, 
and Ten Pounds for Hamilton, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

Jonathan Hampton, and Sylvester Coler. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Salem County, 
West Jersey, on the 26th of June, a Servant Man, named 
John Stedham, about five Feet, six Inches high, of a red 
Complexion, short black curled Hair, and very much 
given to Drink : Had on when he went away, a new Felt 
Hat, an Ozenbrigs Shirt, an old light coloured napt Coat, 
with broad Metal Buttons, a white homespun Jacket, with 
Thread Buttons, and Sleeves, Leather Breeches, made 
Dutch Fashion, with Metal Buttons, light coloured hbme 
made Worsted Stockings, and old Shoes, with Brass 
Buckles, one of them large, the other a small square one. 
Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so that his 
Master may have him again, shall have Five Pounds Re- 
ward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

SOLOMON SMITH. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their Peril. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1750, 
July 8, 1762. 

Now in Morris County Goal, in the Province of New- 
Jersey, a Man supposed to be Alexander Crawford, ad- 
vertised in the Mercury some Time ago by Aaron Hulty, 
of Marcus Hook, and Province of Pennsylvania. The 
Neiv York Mercury, July 12, 1762. 

[In the] List of Contributions and Legacies [to the 
Pennsylvania Hospital] since the 1 6th of July 1761, the 



6O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Date of the last General List published, to the 28th of 
Fourth Month (April) 1762 

Andreas Waggoner, New Jersey o 15 o 

Run away from John Rambo, of Mantua Creek, Glou- 
cester County, West New- Jersey, on the 8th Inst. A Ser- 
vant Lad, named John Cannon, but it is supposed he will 
change his Name, as he has done so before, he is about 5 
Feet 2 or 3 Inches high, wears his own black strait hair, 
grey Eyes and black Eye-brows, has an impudent Look, 
and is pretty talkative : Had on when he went away, A 
half worn Felt Hat, coarse brown homespun Shirt, coarse 
Tow Trowsers, old bluish homespun Coat, pretty much 
patched, old Shoes, with Brass Buckles, and took with him 
a Pair of homespun Thread Stockings, and supposed an 
old grey Coat and old blue Jacket. He went away in an 
old Cedar Canoe, with her Sides broke, and cut down 
almost to the Water, and it is supposed he intended for 
Pennsylvania, or to get on board some Vessel. Whoever 
takes up and secures said Servant, so that his Master may 
have him again, shall have 20 Shillings Reward, and rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by 

John Rambo. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1751, July 15, 
1762. 

A Likely Negro Wench, 34 Years old, with 2 Children, 
to be sold, by Joseph Hadden, at Newark, in New- Jersey : 
She is sold for no Fault, and can be well recommended. 
She is fitted for the Country, having always lived there. 
The New York Mercury, July 19, 1762. 

Custom-House, New York, Cleared for Departure. I. 
Munds, to Perth-Amboy. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1024, July 22, 1762. 



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Custom House, New York, Outwards Brig Boone, I. 
Munds to Perth- Amboy. 

New Jersey, Essex County. 
Twenty Pounds Reward. 

Two Prisoners made their Escape from Jonathan 
Hampton, High Sheriff of Essex County, viz. John Bar- 
clay, born in Ireland, short well-set Fellow, about 50 
Years old, sandy Complexion, talks thick and palavering 
when drunk, generally wears dark Cloaths; a Clothier 
by Trade. Took a brown Mare, Bridle and Saddle, that 
were under Execution. He forged many Bonds, and got 
Money upon them, for which he was arrested and escaped. 

William Hambleton, a lusty, ill-favored, dirty, slouch- 
ing Butcher, born in Ireland, about 50 Years old; wears 
a Wig: He went off with his Son and Daughter, in a 
two Horse Cart, much like himself for Rigging. It is 
said he has Land over Sasquehanna. Sylvester Cole 
bailed him in one Action, another is for stealing Sheep, 
on these he escaped. Eight days ago they both were at 
Andrew Makgoun's, near Lancaster Road, about a Mile 
and a Half from the White Horse Tavern, at Pequea, 
where my Under-Sheriff came up with and saw them, but, 
by Makgoun's Assistance, they got from him; he followed 
them close for 20 Miles towards a Ferry above Harris's, 
on Sasquehanna, but they took to the Woods and escaped. 
Makgoun and the Prisoners all lately lived at Basking 
Ridge. As Hambleton's Children and Cart were at Mak- 
goun's, they will be there again. Whoever apprehends 
both, or either of them, and secures them, so that I may 
have them again, shall have for Barclay Six Pounds, and 
for Hambleton Fourteen Pounds, and reasonable Charges 
paid by 

Jonathan Hampton, Sheriff and 
Sylvester Cole, Special Bail 



62 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

N. B. If a Letter is sent to Philadelphia Post Office, I 
shall get it. July 15, 1762. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1752, July 22, 
1762. 

Perth- Amboy, July 18, 1762. 

ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of the late An- 
drew Johnston, Esq; deceased, either on Bond, 
Bill, or Book Debt, are desired to pay. And all those to 
whom he was indebted, are desired to send in their De- 
mands, that they may be settled and paid, by 
JOHN BARBERIE \ 
JOHN JOHNSTON, j- Executors. 
STEPHEN SKINNER ) 

To be Sold, 

A Tract of choice Wood-Land, situate, lying and being 
on the South Side and adjoining to the River Rariton, in 
the East Division of the County of Somerset, and Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, opposite to the Town of Bound- 
Brook; as there is a Bridge now erecting over the said 
River, the Timber and Wood thereon will become exceed- 
ing beneficial to the Town, as the Carting from the Land 
to Town is but a very small Distance. Any Person what- 
soever inclinable to purchase, may apply to ABRAHAM 
ABRAHAMS, in New- York, near the Long-Bridge, who 
will give an indisputable Title for the same. The New 
York Mercury, July 26, 1762. 

New- York, July 26. 

This day se'nnight his Majesty's ship Gosport, Capt. 
Jarvis of 44 Guns, arrived at Sandy-Hook, from England, 
but last, from Virginia, whither she had been as convoy 
to the Virginia fleet. She has brought over about 130,000 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 63 

Pounds sterling, for the King's Use; which money was 
the next day landed in this city, and on Wednesday the 
Gosport sail'd again, said to be bound to Halifax. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Outwards. Sloop Henry 
and Mary, Henry Krebbs, for Amboy. 

Cleared. Sloop Sally, Charles King, to Salem, New- 
Jersey. Sloop Ready Money, Thomas Joell, to Ditto. 
Sloop Henry and Mary, Henry Krebbs, to Amboy. TAe 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1025, July 29, 1762. 

To BE SOLD. 

A Tract of Land, situated on Mantua Creek, in the 
County of Gloucester, containing near 400 Acres, about 
40 whereof are Tide Meadow, within Bank, and about 20 
Acres of Timber Swamp will make extraordinary Mea- 
dow; on which said Land are two Dwelling-houses and 
two Orchards, about 60 Acres cleared Land, and a good 
Landing on said Creek, the rough Land mostly well tim- 
bered. Any Person inclining to purchase the same, may 
be informed of the Title and Terms of Sale, by applying 
to Rachel Wood, and Ebenezer Miller, jun. Execut. to 
William Wood, deceased. The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 1753, July 29, 1762. 

South- Ward, of the City of Perth- Amboy, July 26, 1762. 

Whereas the Wife of Peter Buckelew, senior, has 
sloped from his Bed and Board. This is to forewarn all 
Persons from either Trusting or Harbouring her on his 
Account, as he will pay no Debts of her contracting from 
the Date hereof. 

PETER BUCKELEW, Senior 

The New York Mercury, August 2, 1762. 



64 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

August 5. 

RuN-away from the subscribers Living in New-hanover 
in Burlington County West New-Jersey, Last Sunday 
Night, a servant man named William Kosady, belonging 
to Burbage Brock, and an Apprentice Lad named Joseph 
Jones, belonging to Samuel Estill, said servant is about 
Twenty two years of Age, about six foot high fresh Col- 
oured wears his own Brown Hair tied behind, had on when 
he went away a Brown home spun Tammey Coat, and old 
Scarlet broad Cloath west coat. Lined with Linnen, an 
Ozenbriggs shirt, a pair of striped Trowsers, with Buckles 
in his Shoes, and a Broad brimed hat turned up before and 
behind, he is Commonly pretty Talkative, said Appren- 
tice is Between 19 and 20 years of Age, about 5 feet 6 
Inches high, Pale complection, he wears his own Hair 
which is of a Lightish colour, had on when he went away 
a Brown Camblet Coat, a white swanskin west, Ozen- 
briggs shirt and trowsers, whoever takes up said servant 
and Apprentice, shall have six POUNDS Reward, if brought 
home or secured in any Goal, and all Reasonable Charges. 
Five POUNDS for said servant and Twenty Shillings for 
said Apprentice, paid by, 

BURBAGE BROCK 
SAMUEL ESTILL, 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1026, August 5, 
1762. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE in Phil- 
adelphia 

Samuel Anderson, Cumberland County, John Craven, 
Salem. William Lister, Burlington. Richard Rounsifer, 
West Jersey. Casper Smith, Gloucester, Joel White, East 
Jersey. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 65 

TWENTY POUNDS REWARD 

On the 1 2th of June last one John Woodside, of the 
City of Philadelphia, Pedlar, travelling from the House 
of Peter Drugoe, in Sussex County, East Jersey, on the 
Road to Anderson Furnace, was attacked by two Men, 
and after some Resistance made his Escape, having re- 
ceived two Wounds, one on his Left Side, the other on the 
Back of his Neck, and was at the same Time robbed of 
Sixty Pounds in Cash, and about Eighty Pounds worth 
of Goods, such as Calicoes, Cottons, Chintzes, printed 
Linen, long, clear and flowered Lawns, sundry Sorts of 
Silk and Linin Handkerchiefs, Sattin, Pelong, solid Silver 
Buttons, with a Variety of other Goods, such as Pedlars 
use to carry; and as it is probable, by several Circum- 
stances, that the said Goods were carried over Hunter's 
Ferry, on Delaware,, into the Frontiers of Pennsylvania, 
by some Person not immediately concerned in said Rob- 
bery (the two Persons suspected being apprehended and 
taken) therefore whoever secures said Goods, so as the 
Subscriber may have them again, shall have Fifteen 
Pounds Reward, or in Proportion for any Part of them, 
and Five Pounds for any Person that exposes the said 
Goods to Sale, if brought to Justice, paid by the Sub- 
scriber, living in Penn-street, Philadelphia. 

John Woodside 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1754, August 5, 
1762. 

The Managers of the Bound-Brook Lottery give No- 
tice, That they intend drawing said Lottery the latter End 
of this present Month of August; and that they have a 
few Tickets remaining on Hand to dispose of, which will 
be sold to those that apply. 



66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

To be Sold, 

Within the Borough of Elizabeth-Town, at a place 
called Turkey; 

A Good dwelling House newly built, 50 Feet in length 
and 27 in breadth, together with 5 Acres of good Meadow 
adjoining the same, and is well situated for a Country 
Store, as it has been proved by the Owner for some Years 
past, and the Store will be continued, till the Place is sold, 
the Price is . 150 York Money: For further Particu- 
lars, enquire of me living on the Premises. 

DANIEL COE. 

RuN-away, from the Subscriber, living at Bound 
Brook, County of Somerset, and Province of New-Jersey, 
two Apprentice Lads, one of them named, William Kelly, 
1 8 Years old, long brown Hair, about 5 Feet and 6 Inches, 
a well-set likely Boy : The other named Jacob Harris, 18 
Years old light coloured Hair, and pretty short, and as 
they took two Suits of Cloaths each, 'tis needless to de- 
scribe their Cloathing : They are both Taylors by Trade. 
Whoever takes up and secures the said Lad, so that their 
Master may have them again, shall have Ten Dollars Re- 
ward for both or five dollars for any one of them, and all 
reasonable Charges paid, by 

ELIAS VAN COURT 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry them 
off, and other Persons from entertaining them at their 
Peril. The Nezv York Mercury, August 9, 1762. 

A SCHOOLMASTER, 

Well recommended, is wanted at Bordentown, in New 
Jersey. 

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, August 3 
We hear that Captain Holway, in a Brig from this Port 
bound to Philadelphia, is cast away upon Barnegat. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 6/ 

New Jersey, Burlington County, August 10, 1762. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Chester Town- 
ship, in said County, a Servant Man named Thomas 
Brown, about 25 Years old, 5 Feet 8 Inches high, brown 
Complexion, black bushy Hair, with a Scar on the Side 
of his Head, a little above his Forehead, whereon lightish- 
coloured Hair grows : Had on when he went away, a 
lightish-coloured Coat, patched with Bearskin on the 
Back, striped Lincy Jacket, old patched Trousers, and has 
a sore Leg. Whoever takes up said Servant, and secures 
him in any Goal, so as his Master may have him again, 
shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, with all reasonable 
Charges, paid by the Subscriber, or Martin Ashburn, or 
Mr. Whitehead, in Philadelphia. 

Darby Durell. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, living in the Township of 
Kingwood. in the County of Hunterdon, and Province 
of New Jersey, the following Premises: One over-shot 
Stone Grist-mill, with about 100 Acres of Land; a Stone 
Dwelling-house, with a Frame House adjoining, and 
Buildings convenient for keeping Store, so as to front be- 
tween 60 and 70 Feet, at which Place a Store hath been 
kept for upwards of 20 Years past ; two bearing Orchards, 
he one grafted Fruit; about 10 Acres of Meadow, a 
rame Barn, Stables &c. this Mill chiefly employed in 
grinding Grists, having a very great Run of Country Cus- 

tm. Also one Breast Grist-mill, chiefly kept for Mer- 
ants Work, at which a considerable Quantity of Flour 
made yearly; a Saw-mill, for accommodating the Works 
ith Boards, Stuff, &c. with about 100 Acres* of Land; a 
Stone Dwelling-house and two Log-houses; 15 Acres of 
Meadow, and a Quantity of Swamp for making more 
Meadow; with a well frequented Stone Tavern and Stone 



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68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Kitchen, the House affording five Rooms and a Cellar; 
the said Tavern is in the Cross-roads, leading from Tren- 
ton and New Brunswick to the Forks of Delaware, &c; 
a Well of good water at the Door, and a very good Spring 
not above 60 Paces distant: The Tavern, with some 
Meadow, and about 30 Acres of Land (15 whereof Wood- 
land) may be sold Separate. Likewise to be sold a Fulling- 
mill, and Stone Dwelling-house, with about 30 Acres of 
Land, about 4 Acres thereof Meadow. Also a Plantation 
of about 70 Acres of Land, a Stone House and Log Addi- 
tion, a young Orchard, and about 8 Acres of Meadow be- 
fore the Door, with a good Spring near the House. And 
a Plantation of about 60 or 70 Acres, a square Log-house, 
a good Spring at the Door, and Spring-house, with some 
Meadow and some Woodland. Likewise about 60 Acres 
of Wood-land to be sold. The Subscriber has also for 
Sale, a Forge, with two Fires, for refining Pig Metal into 
Bar Iron, with 70 or 100 Acres of Land, together with a 
Coal-house, and other Houses for accommodating Work- 
men, being capable of making about 50 Tons of Bar Iron 
yearly : The said Forge lies very convenient to a Tract 
of Land called the Great Swamp, from whence it hath 
been supplied with a considerable Quantity of Coal-wood 
Gratis, and more is offered on the same Terms. A Part 
of the aforesaid Premises being under Rent for near 200!. 
per Annum, and the rest, at a moderate Computation, 
might be rented at 125!. per Annum. The Reason of its 
being divided into Parcels is to accommodate Purchasers, 
as it was thought it might be a heavy Purchase for one 
Person; but if any such Purchaser should present, it may 
all be sold together. The whole pleasantly situated in a 
little Country Village, convenient to Places of Worship 
of three different Denominations, viz. Church, Presby- 
terians and Quakers, the farthest not exceeding three 



1/62] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 69 

Miles. The Terms of Sale will be, the Purchaser or Pur- 
chasers to pay Half down at entering on the Premises, 
and the Remainder in reasonable Payments. A sufficient 
Warrant and Deed will be made, on paying the one Half 
of the Purchase Money, and giving Security for the Re- 
mainder, by me 

CHARLES HOFF, jun. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1755, August 12, 
1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Isabella, Thomas Simpson, from Piscataway. Sloop In- 
dustry, Robert Lawton, from Ditto. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, A r o. 1027, August 12, 1762. 

August 19. 

To be Sold, at Robert's Ferry, commonly known by the 
Name of Benjamin Cooper's Ferry, Cooper's Point 
New- Jersey : 

A Parcel of choice healthy 

Young Slaves, 

Men, Women, Boys and Girls. 

ATTENDANCE will be given by Capt. BRUCE, Master of 
the Sloop Hester, in which they were imported from the 
Windward Coast of Africa. 

Being Negroes from the most established Parts of the 
Coast of Africa, for being good House or Plantation 
Slaves. The Pennsylvania Journal, A?o. 1028, August 
19, 1762. 

To be Lett for a Term of Years, 

A Plantation, situate on the Mispillion Creek in the 
County of Sussex, containing upwards of 100 Acres of 
cleared Land, with two good Orchards thereon; together 
with a commodious Dwelling-house, Barn, Stables, Ware- 



7O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

houses, and other Out-houses, very suitable for a Person 
in Trade, as there is a public Road laid out to a convenient 
Landing thereon, with the Advantage of Water Carriage 
from thence, at the easy Rate of Three-pence per Bushel 
for Wheat or Indian Corn to Philadelphia. There are 
also about 40 Acres of Cripple cleared, and partly ditched, 
which may be made good Meadow, without much Ex- 
pence. Any Person inclining to rent, may know the 
Terms, by applying to the Subscriber living on the Prem- 
ises. 

Benjamin Wynkoop. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1756, August 19, 
1762. 

Just imported, a Parcel of fine young Negroe Slaves, 
Men, Women, Boys and Girls, and to be sold at Daniel 
Cooper's Ferry, in the Jerseys, opposite the City of Phila- 
delphia, by 

DAVID M'MURTRIE 

Merchant in Water-street. Attendance will be given from 
Nine to Twelve in the Forenoon, and from Two to Five 
in the Afternoon. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

Run away on the I7th of August inst. from the Sub- 
scriber, of Perm's Neck, in Salem County, one William 
Curry, an Irishman, about five Feet, two Inches high, sup- 
posed to be about 35 Years of Age, sandy Complexion, 
much freckled on his Face and Hands, light brown curled 
Hair, takes a great deal of Snuff, his Legs are pretty thick 
and short, steps very short in walking, says he is a Barber 
by Trade, but has been used to Plantation Work for sev- 
eral Years past ; the Clothes he wore is uncertain, but sup- 
posed to be a Raccoon lopt Hat, homespun Shirt, reddish 
brown or Chocolate coloured Stockings, and is supposed 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. /I 

to have rode a dark brown pacing Mare, between two and 
three Years old, with an old Saddle, and pretty good 
Bridle. Whoever secures said Curry in some Prison, and 
sends Word to the Subscriber, shall have the above Re- 
ward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

George Trenchard. 

To be SOLD, and may be entered on immediately, 
A Valuable Plantation, pleasantly situated in the Town 
of Salem, in the Province of West New Jersey, containing 
about 70 Acres, 20 whereof is good Meadow, on which 
are a good Brick House, Barn, Stables, &c. Likewise 
about 60 Acres of good Woodland, and about 23 Acres 
of Land and Meadow. Also 8 Acres of Meadow; the 
whole under good Fence, and in extraordinary good 
Order, to be sold together or separate, as best suits the 
Purchaser. For further Particulars, enquire of Robert 
Johnson, near the Premises, or of John Hart, on Society 
hill, Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1757, 
August 26, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Isling- 
ton, \Villiam Warner, to Piscataway. Schooner Isabella, 
Thomas Simpson, to Piscataway. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1029, August 26, 1762. 

September 2. 

RuN-away from the Subscriber on the 27th of this In- 
stant, in Cumberland County, New- Jersey, A Mulatto 
Slave, named James, about 34 years of age, about 5 feet 
4 inches high ; had on when he went away, an old striped 
lincey Jacket, striped Shirt and Trowsers, a new felt hat, 
good shoes, with square steel Buckles in them, one of his 
fore fingers is crooked, which he cannot straighten. Who- 



72 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

ever takes up said Slave, and secures him in any Goal, so 
that his Master may have him again, shall have FORTY 
SHILLINGS reward, and all reasonable Charges paid by me. 

Benjamin Mulford. 

N. B. He is a Tanner by Trade. All Masters of Ves- 
sels are forbid to carry him off. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1030, September 2, 1762. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST OFFICE in Phil- 
adelphia 

Walter Gregory, Cumberland County, 
James Lyon Cumberland County. 
James Mulock, Haddonfield; Mary M'Roy, Salem. 

STOLEN from the New Still-House, or thereabouts, an 
half worn Olive-green Coat, for a small sized Man, lined 
with half worn Bristol Stuff. Whoever brings the said 
Coat to the New Printing-Office, in Market street, Phila- 
delphia, and the Thief to the Work-house, shall have 
Thirty Shillings Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

JONATHAN RUMFORD, of West New-Jersey. 

To be sold by public Vendue, at the London Coffee- 
House on the Sixth of October next, at Five o' Clock in 
the Evening, A Plantation, or Tract of Woodland, con- 
taining about 312 Acres (be the same more or less) in the 
County of Sussex, in the Province of New-Jersey, situ- 
ated between the River Delaware, and the Bounds of the 
Eastern Division of said Province, near the Hill called 
Tenungauchung; on which are several good Streams of 
Water and about 30 or 40 Acres of good Swamp, which 
will make Meadow. Also a Body of Lime-stone. Said 
Place lies about four Miles from the River Delaware, and 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 73 

about nine or ten Miles above Shippen and Starr's Fur- 
nace, belonging to the Estate of Solomon Fussell de- 
ceased. For further Particulars, enquire of the Sub- 
scribers, who will attend at the Time and Place of Sale. 
The Title is indisputable. 

JOSHUA FISHER, STEPHEN COLLINS, JOHN BURROUGH, 
Executors. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1758, September 2, 
1762. 

New-York, September 6. On Friday the 23d ult. as 
Capt. M'Clean (who arrived here Yesterday Se'nnight) 
came by Barnegat, he saw a Snow standing toward the 
Land, so near the Shore that he could not speak with her; 
he imagined she was in Danger of getting aground; and 
we hear, by an Egg Harbour Man, since arrived, that on 
Saturday Morning he saw the said Snow aground, about 
TOO Yards to the Southward of Barnegat Inlet, upon the 
Bar, about a Mile from the Shore : Her Gunwale was 
sunk very near to the Surface of the Water; and as the 
Winds have been easterly most of the Time since, and a 
large Swell, she is probably beat to Pieces before this 
Time. Neither of the Vessels that saw her were able to 
get her any Assistance, or to give any particular Descrip- 
tion of her. She had, when she was seen aground, a Bur- 
gee Pendant at her Mast Head. As none of our Pilots 
choose to go so far to the Westward with an easterly 
Wind, we have not been able to find out what Vessel she 
is; but it is conjectured she is some stranger to this Coast. 

A Person is wanted, that is well qualified to settle Mer- 
chant's Books and Accompts; such a one that can be any 
Ways recommended, may be sure of Employment for 



74 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

some Months, and be reasonably rewarded, by applying 
to, 

At Perth-Amboy, JOHN JOHNSTON 

Aug. 24, 1762. JOHN BARBARIE, 

STEPHEN SKINNER. 

Whereas John Ouackinbush, late of the City of New- 
Brunswick, Cooper, hath eloped from his Wife, and left 
his Bed and Board, and contrary to all Reason and Chris- 
tianity, hath contrary to the Laws of Nature and Justice, 
to stroll about, keeping bad Company, striped her of her 
Goods and Bedding, that she has nothing left to subsist 
upon: Therefore these are to inform the Publick, that 
the said Mary, forewarns any Person or Persons whatever 
trusting him, for she will pay no Debts he shall contract, 
from the Day of the Date hereof, as Witness my Hand, 
the 3 ist Day of August, 1762. 

MARY QUACKINBUSH. 

Whereas sundry Persons who bought Goods at the 
Vendue at Elizabeth Town, in February last, belonging 
to the Creditors of Thomas Tobin, have neglected to pay 
for the same; these may serve to acquaint all such Per- 
sons, that unless they discharge the same immediately with 
Robert Ogden, Esq; of Elizabeth Town, their Accounts 
will be put in Suit. The New York Mercury, September 
6, 1762. 

This is to give public NOTICE 

That on the 2Qth of August last, at Night, was stolen 
out of the Pasture of the Subscriber, of Amwell Town- 
ship, Hunterdon County, in West Jersey, a black Mare, 
about 14 Hands and one Inch high with a small Star in 



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her Forehead, some white on her Feet, shod before, a nat- 
ural Pacer, carries low, about 10 Years old. She has also 
got very remarkable large black Teats. Any Person tak- 
ing up said Mare, and secureing her, so that the Owner 
may have her -again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, 
and reasonable Charges; and if the Thief with the Mare, 
and secures him, so as he may be brought to Justice, Three 
Pounds Reward for both, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

Richard Holcombe. 

N. B. She has been lately gauled by working w r ith a 
Collar. 

Run away from James Smith, of Burlington, on the 
3d of this Inst. September; a Mulattoe Servant Man, 
named Jack, or John Johnson, about 24 Years of Age; 
he had a bushy Head of Hair, stoops as he walks, splaw 
footed : Had on when he went away, a light coloured 
Home-spun Coat and Linen Jacket, with black Glass But- 
tons, light Fustian Breeches, or else blue Cloth ones, Ozen- 
brigs Shirt, Worsted Stockings, good Pumps, with carved 
Brass Buckles in them. He formerly lived with Joseph 
Biddle of Springfield. He ran away on the i6th of June 
last, and was committed to Chester Goal. Any Person 
that takes him up, and confines him in any Goal, and sends 
Word to his Master, shall have Three Pounds Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by 

JAMES SMITH. 

N. B. He has old Indentures, and other Papers with 
him, that he may impose upon the Public with. It is sup- 
posed he wants to get on board a Privateer or some other 
Vessel. All Masters of Vessels are requested not to carry 
him off. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1759, Septem- 
ber 9, 1762. 



76 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/62 

To be Sold, by 
THEOPHILUS WARD, 

Of Canoe Brook, in Essex County, New-Jersey; 
A Tract of Land and Meadow, containing 225 Acres, 
a good House, an Orchard of 100 good Apple Trees, and 
a Nursery of 300 Trees; 100 Peach Trees, and 30 Acres 
in good Fence and clear'd, Part of which is for mowing, 
and there can be made 30 Acres of good Mowing; a good 
Stream through said Farm, with a good Saw Mill; three 
Quarters of said Mill belongs to said Farm: Whoever 
purchases said Farm, shall have a good warranted Deed; 
whoever has a mind to purchase said Farm, may apply to 
Theophilus Ward, living on said Premises. 

Articles for a Twenty, and a Ten Pound Purse, or 
Plate, to be run for on the Course of Elizabeth Town, in 
the Field of Isaac Hatfield, about a Mile from the Bridge, 
on the fifth and sixth days of October, 1762, viz. 

On Tuesday the fifth Day of October next, a Plate or 
Purse value Twenty Pounds, to be run for by any Horse, 
Mare or Gelding (the winning Horse of the last Hundred 
Pound run for at New-York, only excepted) each Horse, 
Mare or Gelding, to carry ten Stone, Saddle and Bridle 
included, to run the best of three Heats, and three Rounds 
of the said Course to each Heat ; to leave all the Posts on 
the left Hand, and no Crossing or Jostling but for the last 
half Mile of each Heat, and that only by the two foremost 
Horses. 

On Wednesday the Sixth of October, a Plate or Purse 
value Ten Pounds, to be run for by any Horse, Mare or 
Gelding, the winning Horse of the above mentioned York 
Plate, and the winning and distanced Horse, of the above 
mentioned Twenty Pound Plate, also excepted; to run 
the best of three heats, three Rounds as above, to each 



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Heat, to carry eight Stone, Saddle and Bridle included; 
no crossing or Jostling, but as allowed for the above 
Twenty Pound Plate. 

On Thursday the seventh Day of October the Entrance 
Money to be run for, by the beaten Horses, who run for 
the above Plates, and saved their Distance. 

Each Horse that runs for any of the above mentioned 
Plates, to be entred six Days before each of the respective 
Days of running, with Jecamiah Smith, (there will be 
appointed proper Judges and Managers) and to pay En- 
trance for the Twenty Pound Plate or Purse, Twenty 
Shillings, and for the Ten Pounds, Ten Shillings, or pay 
double for each, if they enter at the Post. 

Elizabeth-Town, Sept. 2, 1762. 

Abstracts from the Minutes of the Council of Proprie- 
tors of the Eastern Division of New-Jersey. 
March 29, 1759. 

"Several Surveys of Rivers and Brooks were laid before 
the Board, which did not include a proper Quantity of 
Land on each or either Side thereof, which were ordered 
to be returned, but to prevent such Surveys being recorded 
for the Future, the Board ordered that no Survey of any 
Rivers or Brooks whatsoever, made in like Manner be re- 
turned without their express Leave." 
August 19, 1762. 

"The Surveyor General informed the Board, that the 
Practice of taking up and returning small Slips of Cedar 
and other Swamps and Pieces of Land, is in his Opinion 
injurious to the Interest of the General Proprietors, as 
large Tracts and Quantities of Land thereby remain unlo- 
cated, and will also cause Confusion and Uncertainty in 
making future Surveys, and be thereby detrimental to 
People in General. 



78 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

"Which the Board having considered of, Ordered, That 
for the Future no Return, be made of any small Slip of 
Cedar, or other Swamps or other Pieces of Land, of less 
than ten Acres in one Tract, unless the same shall be found 
to be a Vacancy between former Surveys." 

JOHN SMYTH, Regr. 
Surveyor General's Office, Perth Amboy, Aug. 27, 1762. 

The Deputy Surveyors of the Eastern Division of the 
Province of New- Jersey, are desired to take Notice of the 
above Minutes; to make their future Surveys conform- 
able thereto, and to bound them with as few Sides as they 
possibly can. 

To be Sold, 

A Tract of Land, adjoining to Saddle-River, in the 
County of Bergen, within three Miles of the Court-House, 
of Hackinsack, containing 256 Acres; the Land is very 
good, and well watered, and a sufficient Quantity of Tim- 
ber on it, with good fresh Meadow, sufficient for the Stock 
that it can keep; Also, a good Dwelling-House, Brew- 
House, Waggon-House, Barn, and all the Utensils there- 
unto belonging: The said Tract of Land to be sold the 
9th Day of October next, at public Vendue, to begin at 
TO of the Clock in the Forenoon of the said Day: It is 
now in the Possession of Jacob Kip, who will give a good 
Title for the same. It is all in good Fence, and has a young 
Orchard of 156 bearing Apple Trees on it. The New 
York Mercury, September 13, 1762. 

Custom-House; Philadelphia, Outwards. Sloop Friend- 
ship, Christopher Ellery for Piscataway. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1032, September 16, 1762. 

To be SOLD, 
On Tuesday, the i6th Day of November next, at public 



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Outcry, on the Premises, between the Hours of 10 
o'Clock in the Morning, and 6 in the Evening, a valuable 
Tract of Land, situate, lying and being in Princetown, in 
the Province of New Jersey; containing by Estimation, 
about 125 Acres; bounded on the West by the Farm of 
Robert Stockton Esq; on the South by the High-way 
leading from Princetown to Trenton, and on the East by 
the Subscriber's Farm, whereon he now lives, about 50 
Acres of the Premises are cleared, and in good Fence, the 
Remainder is Wood-Land, well timbered and watered. 
About 8 Acres of the Stony Brook Meadows will be sold 
at the same Time. The Situation will make it very con- 
venient for a Gentleman's Seat, or for a Tradesman. The 
Title is indisputable, and a good and sufficient Deed of 
Conveyance will be made to the Purchaser, by 

RICHARD STOCKTON 

N. B. If any Person, inclinable to purchase the above 
Lands, should chuse a larger Quantity, an Addition of 
100 or 150 Acres adjoining may be had. 

Philadelphia, September 14, 1762. 
WHEREAS frequent Notice hath been given by the 
Subscriber, for those Persons who were indebted to Isaac 
Stephens, late of Deptford Township, in Gloucester 
County, Yeoman, deceased, at the Time of his decease to 
pay off their respective Debts; and also for those to pay 
who bought Goods at the Vendue made after his Decease; 
but little or no Regard hath been paid thereto. Now I 
James Stephens, of Philadelphia, Baker, surviving Exec- 
utor to the deceased, do assure such Persons, that unless 
they speedily pay their Debts, proper Steps will be taken 
to compel them. 

James Stephens. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1760, September 
16, 1762. 



80 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

THE drawing of the Bound-Brook Bridge Lottery 
is postponed till Monday the 4th of October next, 
at which Time it will certainly begin drawing. There is 
yet a few Tickets remaining unsold; which, upon timely 
Application, may be had of 'the Managers. 

Perth- Amboy, September 17, 1762. 
The Managers of the Amboy Church Lottery, hereby 
give Notice, that said Lottery is drawn, and a List of the 
Fortunate Tickets will soon be published; they request 
every one who is indebted for Tickets to pay the same to 
either of the Managers, that they may be enabled to dis- 
charge the Prizes as they are demanded. 

Thirty Pounds Reward. 
Essex-County 



New-Jersey f s 

Made their Escape from the Sher- 
iff of Essex, two Prisoners, viz. 

JOHN BARCKLAY, born in Ireland, about 50 Years old; 
a short, well-set Fellow, sandy Complexion, dark colour'd 
Cloths, talks thick and palavering when drunk, which is 
as often as possible; he is a Clothier by Trade, he lived 
many Years at Basking Ridge, and some Time lately in 
Elizabeth-Town. 

WILLIAM HAMILTON, a lusty ill-looking Fellow, born 
in Ireland, about 50 Years of Age; a dirty slouching 
Butcher, his Cloths uncertain, Sun-burnt Wig, seldom 
combed, has sore Eyes, often drunk; he has also lived at 
Basking-Ridge. They both went to one Andrew 
M'Goun's, late of Basking-Ridge, who now lives at Pe- 
quea, near Lancaster; where I sent after them, and by 
the Assistance of the said M'Goun, they got off and took 
to the Woods; but I am informed, they are lurking about 
Basking-Ridge, and concealed by some vile Persons. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 8 I 

Whoever will apprehend the said William Hamilton, and 
confine him in any Goal, and send Word to me that I may 
have him again, shall have Twenty Pounds Reward, and 
for John Barcklay Ten Pounds, paid by 

JONATHAN HAMPTON, Sheriff. 

P. S. Silvester Cole was Bail in another Action, for 
said Hamilton 

Elizabeth-Town, Sept. 14, 1762. 

The New York Mercury, September 20, 1762. 

Whereas a certain Gilbert Weakes, born in York Gov- 
ernment, near the Borders of New-England, came to John 
Evelman's, with Pretence of having Orders to receive a 
Horse, left with said Evelman to be disposed of, and by 
his false Stories obtained said Horse. Said Weakes is of 
a middle Size, pretty fair Complexion, with blackish Hair 
and Eyes, has lost two of his fore Teeth; his Apparel not 
known, having several Changes of Clothes, and dresses 
very well. Whoever takes up and secures said Weakes, 
so as he be brought to Justice, shall have Five Pounds 
Reward, paid by 

JOHN EVELMAN. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Hanover 
Township, Burlington County, the 8th Instant, a Servant 
Man, named John Kelly, about 18 Years of Age, fair 
Complexion, and somewhat marked with the Small-pox, 
strait yellowish Hair, about five Feet four Inches high, 
very remarkable for often sucking his Tongue : Had on 
and took with him w y hen he went away, a dark grey Jack- 
et, Swanskin under Ditto, white and Check Shirts, Snuff 
coloured Cloth Breeches, light Worsted Stockings, old 
Shoes, and a half worn Beaver Hat; also a Powder-horn 
and Shot-bag. Whoever takes up and secures said Ser- 

' 



82 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

vant, or brings him to the Subscriber, shall have Three 
Pounds Reward, paid by 

THOMAS FORMAN. 



The Managers of St. John's Church Lottery are de- 
sired to meet at the House of William Armstrong, in 
Newark, on the 2Oth Day of October next early, to settle 
their Accounts, and pay off what Cash is in their Hands 
to Trustees to be there appointed, under whose Inspection 
the said Church is to be built; and if any, who cannot at- 
tend, they will please send their Accounts and Cash, if 
any, to Mr. Allan Gillespie, Merchant in Newark, Dr. 
Robert Bonis, Messieurs Moses Montgomery, Thomas 
Charlton, or John Singleton, before said Day. And all 
Persons who have got Tickets, and not paid for them, are 
desired to pay the Managers they had them from before 
then, or they will be immediately sued. All Prize Tickets, 
not given in before said Day, will not be paid after. 

N. B. Likewise to be rented by John Singleton, the 
House he lives in, being a licensed Tavern, with Meadow 
and Land sufficient for said Business. 

To be Sold by public VENDUE, 

All the Estate, both real and personal, of Joseph Wright, 
-of Julias-Town, Springfield Township, and County of 
Burlington. The Sale to be held at his Dwelling-house; 
to begin the I2th of October, and continue till the whole 
.are sold. 

The Dwelling-house, being a good Frame Building, 
about 40 Feet front, 25 deep, two Stories high, and three 
Rooms on a Floor. A commodious new Store adjoining, 
about 20 Feet front, and 25 deep, is pleasantly situate on 
a rising Ground, near a public Road, and a good Part of 
the Country for a Store; a Stable, and other Outhouses, 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 83 

a convenient Garden, inclosed with a Board Fence, and a 
young bearing Orchard, the whole contains upwards of 
nine Acres of Land. Also 60 Acres of Land, adjoining 
Land of Jonathan Hough, and about Half a Mile from 
said Wright's Dwelling-house, about 8 Acres whereof is 
good Meadow, and more may be made; the whole good 
Land, and some Part well timbered. And about nine 
Acres and an Half of Cedar Swamp, ten Miles distant 
from Julias-Town. Likewise a Variety of Shop Goods 
and Household Furniture, among which are, a Quantity 
of Woollens suitable for the Season; a Parcel of Sewing 
Silk, Pelong, Mohair, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Salt, three 
Fowling Pieces, Swan Shot, a Silver Watch, Tables, 
Chairs, Pewter, a large Copper Kettle, Iron Pots, several 
good Feather Beds, with Bedding, and many other 
Things. Also four Horses, four Cows, a Calf, seven 
Hogs, a light covered Waggon, Plow, Harrow, Slay, five 
Load of Hay, nine Acres of Indian Corn in the Ground, 
and a Variety of Husbandry Utensils. Three Month's 
Credit will be given to any Purchaser of Thirty Shillings 
Value, they giving Security if required. Attendance will 
be given, and a sufficient Title made to the Purchasers. 

All Persons indebted to Joseph Wright are desired to 
pay their respective Ballances to the Subscribers; and 
those who have any Demands against him, to bring in 
their Accounts to THOMAS CLIFFORD, URIAH WOOLMAN, 
>ENJAMIN MORGAN, JOSEPH PENNOCK, junior, JONA- 
'HAN HOUGH, and JOSEPH LAMB, Trustees for the Cred- 
itors. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1761, September 

, 1762. 

Run away from William Rudderow, of Burlington 
bounty, living by Pensawkin Creek, about a Mile above 
the Bridge, an Irish Servant Girl, named Sarah Reading, 
about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, well set, marked with the 



84 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Small-Pox, has a small Scar or Seam from her Left Nos- 
tril down to the Corner of her Mouth, and has sandy Hair; 
Had on when she went away, a striped Camblet long 
Gown, an old Quilt, a striped Woollen Petticoat, a striped 
Cotton and Linen Ditto, an old Leghorn Hat, a good 
Sheeting linen Shift, blue Worsted Stockings,- Neats 
Leather Shoes, with Metal Buckles in them ; she also took 
with her two short Gowns, the one a striped Woollen, the 
other Ozenbrigs, two Tow Aprons, and a Check Ditto. 
She is supposed to be gone to Philadelphia. Whoever 
takes up and secures the said Servant, so as her Master 
may have her again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by 

WILLIAM RUDDEROW 

Any Person that conceals the said Servant, shall be 
prosecuted as the Law directs. 

All Persons indebted to the Estate of Samuel Wood- 
ward, late of Chesterfield, in the County of Burlington, 
deceased, are hereby required to pay the same; and those 
that have any Demands against the said Estate, to bring 
in their Accounts, in order to have them settled by AN- 
THONY WOODWARD, and ABEL MIDDLETON, Executors. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1762, September 27, 1762. 

Bridgewater Township, Bound Brook, Sept. i, 1762. 

All persons that are any ways indebted to John Ander- 
son, are once more desired to pay the same by the first day 
of November next, or they may depend on being sued 
without further notice. If I trust some of my customers 
one month, they will scold if I demand it in nine or ten; 
and as I have settled my accounts with my creditors last 
summer, I expect those indebted will pay me, as I design 
to trade more in the West India produce. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 8$ 

N. B. I have a small assortment of European and India 
goods to sell, cheap, for ready money, or country produce, 
at market price. The New York Mercury, September 27, 
1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Outwards. Brig Friend- 
ship, Daniel Basden, for Amboy. 

September 30. 

STOLEN^ from the Subscriber's Plantation at Bensalem 
Bucks County on Delaware, adjoining Dunks' s Ferry, a 
large sorrel Gelding, near fifteen Hands high, about nine 
Years old, a Star in his Forehead and broad feet, paces, 
trots, and draws well in a carriage; it is supposed he was 
seen in possession of a Man above sixty years old, too old 
for a Thief, inclined to drink and Talk much, who said 
he lived in Penns Neck, or was going there, doubted and 
wanted to sell the Horse for quarter part of his value ; he 
had another Horse which he parted with a few Days be- 
fore, and was at Moore's Town in the Jerseys with this 
Horse, believed of mine, from whence he pretended to go 
to Penns Neck, but soon returned with the Horse in Pos- 
session of another Man, and his back sore, they said they 
were going to Mount-Holly but could not be heard of 
there. Whosoever secures the Horse and bring him to 

>unks's Ferry, shall have Twenty Shilling Reward and 
reasonable Charges. Moreover a Halter for the Theif, 

)t to steal another Horse with, but to cure the Jockey, 

dd by Mr. Edward Hill, at the said Ferry, or the owner 
f the Horse living in Philadelphia. 

ROBERT GREENWAY. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1034, September 
jo. 1762. 



86 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Snow Alex- 
ander, Henry Bray, from Burlington. 

Outwards. Schooner Charming Molly, James Stillson, 
for Piscataway. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1035, 
October 7, 1762. 

Twenty Dollars Rezvard, 

Run away on the 26th of last Month, from Greenwich 
Forge, in West New-Jersey, two covenanted Irish Ser- 
vants, one named Charles Dugray; had on, a striped 
Shirt, Check Trowsers, new blue napt Jacket, new Felt 
Hat, new Shoes, and new Germantown Stockings, wears 
his own Hair, and speaks hoarse, as if he had a Cold. The 
other named John Howell; had on an Ozenbrigs Shirt, 
long Check Trowsers, new Felt Hat, old brown Coat, but 
no Jacket, and new Germantown Stockings; wears his 
own Hair, has lost the Fore-finger of one of his Hands: 
They are both about Thirty Years of Age. Whoever 
takes up and secures said Servants, so as they may be had 
again, shall have the above Reward, and reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

JACOB STARN or JOHN HUGHES. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1763, October 7, 
1762. 

Princetoivn, Sept. 30, 1762. Yesterday the Trustees 
of the College of New-Jersey, with his Excellency the 
Governor, attended the Commencement. After the usual 
Procession, and a solemn Invocation of the divine Bless- 
ing, on the Business of the Day, and the Candidates for 
the Honours of the College, the Exercises were introduced 
by an elegant salutatory Oration in Latin, pronounced by 
Mr James Manning, one of the Candidates for Bachelor's 
Degree. The young Gentlemen gave an agreeable Speci- 
men of their Skill in Disputation, which was carried on 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 87 

alternately in the Syllogistic and Forenic Way. The Sub- 
ject of the First, which was syllogistic, was the following 
Thesis, Conservatio non est continue, Creatio, which was 
well defended and opposed. This, agreeable to the Order 
before mentioned, was succeeded by a forensic Dispute on 
this Question, Whether a Prince, endowed zvith the Vir- 
tues of Civil Government, but not with military, is to be 
preferred to one of the most shining, military Genius, if 
he is destitute of the Virtues necessary for the governing 
in Peace ? Which was decided in the affirmative, after 
being debated on both Sides with much Spirit and Elo- 
quence. To relax the Attention of the Audience, an Eng- 
lish Oration on Politeness, was pronounced by Mr. Joseph 
Periam, which gave universal Satisfaction, from the Just- 
ness of the Sentiments, the Elegance of the Composition ; 
and Propriety with which it was deliver'd. The Thesis 
next debated was, Anima huntana, dum in Corpus infundi- 
tur, a Deo immediate creatur; which afforded Pleasure to 
the learned Part of the Auditory : The Exercises of the 
Forenoon were concluded by a forensic Dispute on this 
Subject : Whether Moral, as well as Mathematical 
Truths, are capable of Demonstration ? Which was judi- 
ciously maintain'd and determined in the Affirmative, to 
general Satisfaction. 

The Entertainments of the Afternoon were begun by 
a Dispute, which was very ingeniously managed by the 
Respondent, on this Thesis ; Scnsus Moralis, qua simplex 
Perceptio, alque Moralis Obligationis Fundamentum non 
datur. The last Question disputed by the Bachelors being, 
Whether Noah's Flood was Universal ? Gave agreeable 
Amusement to the Auditory, by the popular and pertinent 
Manner, in which it was canvassed. A valedictory Ad- 
dress in English, pronounced by Mr. Isaac Allan, with a 
graceful Ease and Propriety, closed the Exercises of the 
Candidates for the Honour of Batchelors Degree. 



88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

The following Thesis was alsp learnedly defended and 
opposed by the Candidates for Master's Degree, Dcus 
Hominum sine Virtute morali, non primaris creavit, neque 
ere are potuit. 

After this the following young Gentlemen were admit- 
ted to the Honours of Bachelor's of Arts; Hugh Alison^ 
Isaac Allen, Absalom Bainbridge, Ebenezer Davenport, 
Edmund Davis, Edward Gantt, John Harris, Ebenezer 
Hazard, John Hurlbut, Nehemiah Ludlum, James Man- 
ning, Nathaniel Manning, Thomas Martin, John M'Crea, 
John Dyer Mercier, Francis Peppard, Joseph Periam, 
Thomas Ruston, Jonathan Sergeant, Hezekiah Smith, 
and Caleb White. Also the following Gentlemen were 
admitted to the Honours of Masters of Art, James Cald- 
well, Jabez Campfield, John Carmichael, John Hunting- 
ton, James Lyon, Samuel Nivins, Nathaniel Noyes, Eb- 
enezer Noyes, Joshua Noyes, Thomas Peirce, Henry 
Sherburne, and William Whitwell : Also the Rev. Mr. 
Charles Beatty and Jonathan Parsons, received the hon- 
orary Degree of Masters of Arts. In behalf of the last 
mentioned Candidates, was agreeably deliver'd an Eng- 
lish Oration by Mr. James Lyon : Mr. Ker, who some 
Time past had officiated in the Character of a Tutor to 
good Acceptance, took his Leave of the Society in a short 
valedictory Address ; and the whole concluded with a po- 
etical Entertainment, given by the Candidates for Bach- 
elor's Degrees, interspersed with Choruses of Music, 
which with the whole Performances of the Day, afforded 
universal Satisfaction to a polite and crowded Auditory. 

Pcrth-Amboy, Sept. 28, The Judges of the Supreme 
Court of the Province of New-Jersey, in August Term 
last, appointed the Circuit Courts for the Eastern Part of 
the said Province to be held as follows, viz. 



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For the County of Sussex, on Tuesday the I4th of Oc- 
tober, at the House of Amos Pettit. 

For the County of Morris, on Monday the i8th of Oc- 
tober, at the Court-House in Morris-Town. 

For the County of Bergen, on Tuesday the 2ist of Oc- 
tober, at the Court-House in Hackinsack. 

For the County of Essex, on Monday the 25th of Oc- 
tober, at the Court House in Newark. 

For the County of Monmouth, on Tuesday the Qth of 
November at the Coiirt-House, at Lower Freehold. The 
Neiv York Mercury, October n, 1762. 

October 14. 
BORDEN-TOWN Stage, 

The Magistrates of Philadelphia having forbid my 
Boats sailing upon the Sabbath day, puts me under a 
Necessity of changing my stage days, and the Publick is 
hereby informed, that from the date hereof, they sail from 
the Crooked-Billet Wharf in Philadelphia every Monday 
and Thursday, 

October 5. JOSEPH BORDEN Junr. 

N. B. A large and Commodious Bakehouse, situate 
upon the Wharf at Borden Town, to be Lett by 

JOSEPH BORDEN Junr. 

PROPOSALS 

For Printing by SUBSCRIPTION : 
A PLAN of the improved Part of the City of 

PHILADELPHIA, 
With part of the District of SOUTH w ARK and 

NORTHERN LIBERTIES, 

Shewing the Streets, Alleys, publick Buildings, Wharffs, 
River Delaware, Island, Sand Barrs, Fort, Part of the 
New-Jersey Shore, &c. 



9O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Survey'd and laid down by the late NICHOLAS SCULL, 
Esq; Surveyor General of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania. 

ALSO, 

The PLAN of the City, with the Five publick Squares, as 
published by Thomas HOLMES Surveyor-General and 
a subsequant PLAN, drawn by Benjamin Eastburn, 
Surveyor-General. 

CONDITIONS. 

1. That the above Plan shall be neatly engraved and 
printed on a Sheet of the best Imperial Paper. 

2. The Price to Subscribers, to be One Spanish Piece 
of Eight, one half of .which to be paid at the Time of Sub- 
scribing, and the other Half at the Delivery of the Plan. 

3. The Plan will be printed and ready to be deliver'd 
to the Subscribers by the First Day of November next. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in by Messieurs William 
Bradford, David Hall, Lewis Weiss, and by the Editors, 
Mary Biddle and Matthew Clarkson. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1036, October 14, 1762. 

Broke out of Trenton Goal, on Monday Night, the 
Fourth of this instant October, a Negroe Wench, named 
Venus, formerly the Property of Samuel Stout, junior, in 
Amwell : Had on, when she went away, a Lincey Jacket 
and Petticoat; she is likely to have round her Head two 
or three Handkerchiefs. Whoever takes up said Wench, 
and secures her, so that she may be delivered to JOHN 
ALLEN, High Sheriff, at Trenton, or the Goal Keeper, 
shall have THREE POUNDS Reward, and reasonable 
Charges, paid by me, 

JOHN ALLEN, High Sheriff. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry her 
off at their Peril. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 91 

\*The Letter from Princetown, relating to the Com- 
mencement at the College there, is come to Hand, but for 
Want of Room, obliged to be deferred till next Week. 

Seventeen Pounds Rczvard. 

Whereas a certain John Zenger came to the Dwelling 
house of Jonas Sutton, in the Township of Amwell, Hun- 
terdon County, and Province of West-New-Jersey, and 
in a false and fraudulent Manner, obtained from him a 
Woman's Side-Saddle and Bridle, under Pretence of bor- 
rowing them for his Aunt to ride on, who was an aged 
Woman in the Neighbourhood, with whom said Zenger 
lived, but he, fraudulently intending, did, in the Night of 
the 2oth of September last, abscond himself from his 
Uncle's, which was his usual Place of Abode, and has 
taken his Wife, and said Saddle and Bridle with him. 
Whoever will take up said John Zenger, and secure him 
in the Jail of the County aforesaid, shall receive the above 
Reward of Seventeen Pounds, paid by me 

JONAS SUTTON. 

N. B. Took away with him two Horses; the one a 
black Stone Horse, about 14 Hands and an Half high, 
with some white in his Face, the other Marks not known, 
paces very well, but his other Gates not known : The 
other a dark Sorrel Gelding, branded with P A on the left 
Thigh, about 14 Hands high, paces and trots. 
Said Zenger is a small Fellow, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, 
wears his own brown Hair, has blue Eyes, slender built, 
with small Legs and Thighs; talks good English and 
High Dutch, an artful Fellow, and can tell a plausible 
Story; he was born in New- York, and his Father was a 
Printer while living in New-York : Had on when he went 
away, A light coloured Coat, his Jacket somewhat on the 
brown, had with him a red Jacket, and some other Clothes; 



92 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

he had also with him two Yards and a Half of brown 
Cloth, four Yards of black Cotton Velvet, three new Bags, 
and some Stocking Yarn. His Wife is a middle sized 
Woman, of a brown Complexion, and has black Eyes; 
her Clothes unknown. . . . Said Zenger is about 21 
Years of Age, and run away (as is supposed) in Company 
with a young Man named Henry Falyer. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1764, October 14, 1762. 

Princetoivn, October i, 1762. On Wednesday last the 
Trustees of the College of New-Jersey, at their first Meet- 
ing since the Arrival of his Excellency Governor HARDY, 
presented him with the following Address. 

To his Excellency Josiah Hardy, Esq; Captain Gen- 
eral Governor and Commander in chief, in and over his 
Majesty's Province of Nova Caesaria, or New-Jersey, 
and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor 
and Vice Admiral in the same. 

May it please your Excellency. 

WE his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, 
the Trustees of the College of New-Jersey, with 
the greatest Pleasure, take this first Opportunity of pub- 
lickly congratulating your Excellency upon your Appoint- 
ment to, and Acceptance of this Government; and we are 
particularly happy in believing, from the Specimen your 
Excellency has already given us of your good Disposi- 
tions, that the Loss we sustained in the speedy removal 
of your immediate Predecessor, is made up in you, and 
that as the College of this Province has been favoured 
with the Patronage of each of our Governors since its 
Institution, your Excellency will be pleased to take it un- 
der your Protection. We can assure you, Sir, that the 
general Principle of preparing Youth for publick Service 
in Church and State, and making them useful Members 



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of Society, without concerning ourselves about their par- 
ticular religious Denominations, is our grand Idea. And 
we hope when your Excellency shall be pleased to look 
into the Constitution of this Seminary of Learning; and 
by honouring us with your personal Attendance at our 
Meetings, see the Manner of our Procedure; you will 
conceive it an Object worthy the notice of the Supreme 
Magistrate. 

We acknowledge the Honour your Excellency has done 
us in your present Attendance, and most heartily wish 
you a long Continuance and prosperous Administration 
in this Province. 

Signed in the Name of the Trustees, 

RICHARD STOCKTON, Clerk. 

To which his Excellency was pleased to return the fol- 
lowing Answer. 

Gentlemen, 

I Heartily thank you for your Address. It will be 
at all Times a particular Satisfaction to me to give 
you every Assistance in my Power, in promoting the 
Prosperity of this useful Seminary of Learning. 
Prince-Town, Sept. 29, 1762. 

Josiah Hardy. 

The BORDEN TOWN STAGE 

THE Magistrates of Philadelphia having forbid the 
Borden Town Boats sailing on Sunday, as usual, 
lays me under a Necessity of altering my Stage Days ; so 
the publick is hereby informed, that my Boat now sails 
from the usual Place in New- York, every Tuesday and 
Friday. 

MARY LOTT. 
The New York Mercury, October 18, 1762. 



94 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

NEW YORK, October 18. 

The Ship Two-Brothers, Smith, Master, from this 
Port, for the Havannah, having sprung a Leak, a few 
Days after she left Sandy-Hook, is put into Charles- 
Town, South-Carolina, and 'tis said will be obliged to dis- 
charge her whole Cargo. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
John, Thomas Herrick, from Piscataway. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1037, October 21, 1762. 

MOORE FURMAN, of Trenton, 

INTENDING soon to remove to Philadelphia, earnestly 
desires all Persons that are any ways indebted to him, or 
to the late Partnership of Read and Furman at Trenton ; 
or at the Store lately kept for them by Joseph Yard junior, 
at Princetown; or to Josiah Furman junior, late Shop- 
keeper at Pennington, in Hopewell; or to the Estate of 
the Reverend Mr. David Cowell deceased, immediately to 
pay the same. 

The Shop lately kept by Moore Furman in Trenton, at 
his House at the Corner, below the Market, is now kept 
by FURMAN and HUNT, who propose to keep for Sale, by 
Retail, all Sorts of Goods that are suitable for the Coun- 
try. They propose also generally to keep for 'Sale, Rum 
by the Hogshead, and Wine by the Quarter Cask, &c. 
They now have two likely Negroe Wenches, who they will 
sell cheap. 

Captain JERVIS, of His Majesty's Ship Gosport, arrived 
at Sandy-Hook from Newfoundland, proceeds immedi- 
ately to Virginia, in order to convoy the Shipping bound 
to Europe. 



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To be SOLD by the Executors of George Eyre, deceased, 
a valuable Tract of Land, lying in the Township of Rox- 
bury, in Morris County, West New- Jersey, at the Head 
of Muskennecunk River, adjoining a certain Pond, called 
the Little Pond, the Land joins on both Sides the said 
Pond, and is bounded by Land now or late of John Bayn- 
ton, and John Reading, Esquires, and others, containing 
about 943 Acres, the greatest Part of which is extraordi- 
nary well timbered, and about 90 Acres of the Tract is 
cleared, and under good Fence, with a good Log House 
on it; there is a constant Stream or Brook of Water, run- 
ning thro' the said Tract, very suitable to erect a Grist- 
mill or Forge on, and a great Part will make good Mea- 
dow. For further Particulars enquire of SAMUEL EYRE, 
in Burlington, or of EMANUEL EYRE, and JOHN EYRE, 
Shipwrights, at Kensington, near Philadelphia, Execu- 
tors. 

Stolen on the 14 Instant, from Darias Vanniman, of 
Chester Township, Burlington County, a darkish coloured 
Broadcloth Coat, a Pair of black Buckskin Breeches, a 
light coloured fly Coat, Jacket and Breeches, and a Snuff 
coloured Thickset Coat. The above Things were stolen 
by a Man, who calls himself William Mudy, and some- 
times William Rainey; he also broke open a Chest, and 
took out a Dollar, -and some Paper Money. The same 
Day he overtook a Man on the Road, and beat him so 

mch with a Stick, that his Life is despaired of. He is a 
short thick Fellow, of a dark Complexion, one of his 

Shoulders is higher than the other, his Hair cut close on 
the Top of his Head, and trimmed short behind : Had on 
a Pair of Calf-skin Shoes, milled Yarn Stockings, black 
Broadcloth Breeches, new Ozenbrigs Shirt, red Flannel 
Jacket, tied with Strings, and a half worn Hat. Who- 
ever secures said Thief, so as he be brought to Justice, 



96 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 762 

shall have Four Pounds Reward, paid by DARIAS VAN- 
NIMAN, or JOHN STOUT. 

Whereas one Joseph Mackmein was advertised for ab- 
sconding, and clandestinely taking sundry Weavers Im- 
plements, and other Things, from Jonathan Fox, and 
James Ginnes, of Burlington County, in December last, 
and has not been heard of by them since the 1 5th of De- 
cember, when he was seen in Philadelphia, with his Wife, 
who went off with him. They are supposed to be gone 
towards Easton; he is a Weaver by Trade, near 50 Years 
of Age, short and thick set, with black Eyes, short sandy 
and grey Hair, broken Belly, and commonly wears a 
Leather Apron, is marked with the Small-pox, speaks 
hoarse, and one of his Legs smaller than the other. His 
Wife's Name is Mary, is short and thick set, flat Face, 
grey Eyes, has sandy Hair, and is about 30 Years of Age. 
Whoever will inform Joseph Biddle, of Springfield, in 
Burlington County, where said Macmein may be had, 
shall have Three Pounds Reward, paid by 

JOSEPH BIDDLE 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1765, October 21, 
1762. 

NEW- YORK, October 25. 

Capt. Gelston in a Snow from this Port, was met with 
by Capt. Stevenson, last Monday, going over Charlestown 
Bar, from which Place Capt. Stevenson arrived at Amboy 
last Friday, in 4 Days. 

To BE SOLD by 

JOHN IRLAND, 

At Reese Meredith's: 

A Negro W'oman, a Negro Girl about 18 Years old, 
and a Negro Child, about six Years old, to be seen at 



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Daniel Coopers at the Ferry, they were sold by Execution 
in Barbados, not sent off for any Fault. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1038, October 28, 1762. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE, in 
PHILADELPHIA. 

Thomas Agar, Cumberland County. Forster Bur- 
rough, Hopewell. 

Robert Cooper, in Cumberland County. 

Widow Donnell, and James Dick, in Cumberland 
County. 

Abraham Gerrison, Cumberland. 

Robert Hunter and Tobias Hendricks, in Cumberland 
County ; 

Abigail Hanna, New- Jersey. David Logan (2) Mor- 
ris County. 

David Mitchell, Hopewell; Barbara M'Clatten, New- 
Jersey; 

James M'Killip, Hunterdon; Ross Mellon, Burling- 

n; 

George M'Kemmy, Cumberland County. 

Silas Newscomb, Cumberland County. 

Robert Patterson, Salem County. Jacob Spicer, Cape 
Lay; 

Henry Silcock, N. Jersey; Abigail Smith, Gloucester. 

Alexander Trinnel, Cumberland County. 

BURLINGTON STAGE. 

Notice is hereby given to the Public, That JOHN FER- 
ISON, and PATRICK COWAN, in the Burlington Stage 
>ats, set off as usual for Burlington, on Wednesdays 
id Saturdays from Philadelphia ; and that the Waggons 
>roceed from Burlington to Amboy, on the usual Days; 
where a Boat is always ready to carry Goods and Pas- 
sengers that go by them, to New York. 



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CONRAD FRECH living in Old Springfield Township, 
Burlington County, New Jersey, wants to know where his 
Wife's Sister Christina Specht, resides. She was born at 
Gumbertshosen, in the Elector Palatine's Dominions, and 
came with her Brother and Sister to this Country 14 
Years ago, and was a bound Servant for 9 Years in New- 
Jersey. Whoever knows anything about her, is desired 
to give Intelligence to the abovesaid Conrad Freeh; or 
if this should come to her Knowledge, she is invited to 
come to her said Brother-in-Law and Sister, or to let them 
know where she lives. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1766, October 28, 1762. 

To be sold by publick Vendue, at the London Coffee- 
house, on the 1 6th of November, a good two Story Brick 
House, and Lot, in Kensington, with two Rooms on a 
Floor, and a Fire-place in each; also a good Wooden 
Kitchen, with an Oven, and Cellar under the whole; and 
several choice Fruit Trees ; the Lot extending from Low- 
Water Mark to Queen-street, being 67 Feet wide, and 416 
Feet deep, clear of Groundrent. The Purchaser paying 
One Hundred Pounds down, and giving Security, or a 
Mortgage on the Place, paying Interest, may have Time 
for the Remainder. Any Person inclining to purchase 
before the Day of Sale, may apply to John M'Micken, in 
the Jerseys, or to Mr. John Rouse, in Market-street, Phil- 
adelphia. 

Philadelphia, Oct. 27, 1762. 
Now in the Goal of this City, a certain Zachariah 
Doughty, who says he is a Servant to one Peter Terat, liv- 
ing in Arnwell Township, in New Jersey, to whom Notice 
has been sent of his being confined here : These are once 



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more to desire him to come and take him out, or he will 
be sold for his Fees in two Weeks from this Date, by 

JOHN MITCHELL, Coaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1767, November 
4, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Eliza- 
beth, Joshua Titcomb, from Piscataway. Sloop Merri- 
mack, F. Holmes, from Piscataway. 

Outwards. Sloop Free Mason, G. Turnet, for Piscat- 
away. 

Cleared. Schooner John T. Herrick, to Piscataway. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1039, November 4, 1762. 

New-York, November 8. On Monday last, between 
the Hours of n and 12, in the Forenoon, departed this 
Life, in an advanced Age, after a long and tedious Indis- 
position, the Honourable Colonel JAMES HUDE, of New- 
Brunswick, Esq; a Gentleman, who, for his great Probity, 
Justice, Affability, Moral and Political Virtues, was uni- 
versally esteemed and beloved by those that knew him. 
He passed thro' almost all the Honorary Offices and Em- 
)loyments in the Government where he lived, as well 
those in the Gift of the Crown, as those in the Voice of 
the People. At the Time of his Death, he was one of his 
Majesty's Council, Mayor of the Corporation of New 
Brunswick, &c. &c. In all his Offices he was conspicuous 
for his inflexible Integrity and Honesty. His Death is 
lot only an irrepairable Loss to the Poor, who had at all 
"imes free access to his Person, and his Advice and As- 
sistance without Fee or Reward, but to the Publick is Sub- 
ject of great Regret. He was a most tender and loving 
Husband, an indulgent Father, and kind Master. He has 
left a disconsolate and weeping Widow and Children. 
Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord, from hence- 



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forth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their 
Labours, and their Works do follow them. 

Baskinridge, October 26, 1762. 

WHEREAS, Mary, the Wife of Hugh Cooper, of Bas- 
kinridge, in the county of Somerset, hath for some time 
past behaved herself very unbecomingly, and hath pri- 
vately made away with and confiscated a considerable part 
of his personal Estate : I the said Hugh Cooper have 
therefore been obliged to discharge her from my bed ; and 
as she continues in her state of separation, without any 
apparent desire of cohabiting again with me, and with- 
out the least profession of amendment, I do hereby forbid 
any person whatsoever to trust her the said Mary Cooper, 
on my account, for I will not pay any debts of her con- 
tracting, after the date hereof. The New York Mercury, 
November 8, 1762. 

This DAY is PUBLISHED, on a Sheet of Imperial Paper, 

and to be Sold by 

Matthew Clarkson and Mary Biddle. 

(Price seven shillings and six pence.) 

A PLAN of the improved Part of the City of 

PHILADELPHIA 
With part of the District of SOUTHWARK, and 

NORTHERN LIBERTIES, 

Shewing the Streets, Alleys, publick Buildings, Wharffs, 
River Delaware, Island, Sand Barrs, Fort, Part of the 
New Jersey Shore, &c. 

Survey 'd and laid down by the late NICHOLAS SCULL, 
Esq; Surveyor General of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania 

ALSO, 

The PLAN of the City, with the Five publick Squares, as 
published by Thomas Holmes Surveyor-General and a 



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subsequant PLAN, drawn by Benjamin Eastburn, Sur- 
veyor-General. 

New-York, November 2. Last Sunday Week the Cyg- 
net Frigate Capt. Aimes, sailed, from Sandy Hook for 
England, with a Number of Transports, having on board 
only the Officers, Serjeants, Corporals and Drummers of 
the 2d Battalion of Royal Highlanders, the private Men 
being turned over to compleat the first Battalion of that 
Regiment. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Abi- 
gail, P. Groves from Salem. 

Outwards. Schooner Polly, D. Hathorne, for Salem. 
Sloop Joanna, Wm. Bartlett, for Salem. 

RUN away from Sacheverall Wood, living in Philadel- 
phia, on the 25th of October last : One James Anderson, 
an apprentice lad, between 18 and 19 years of age, about 
5 feet 8 inches high, a Taylor by trade and has better than 
two years to serve, he has a smooth face and fair com- 
plexion, and wears his own hair, pretty long, and is pretty 
likely, and is shame faced. Had on when he went away, 
a castor hat, about half worn, and an Olive coloured fus- 
tian coat, a blue cloth jacket, and black cloth breeches, 
with yellow mettle-buttons to them, which' is very remark- 

B 1 le, and blue worsted stockings, and old shoes, he has a 
lite shirt and a check, one with him : He has a Mother 
d a Brother living in East town in the Jersey's, its likely 
may be gone that way. Whoever takes up the said ap- 
prentice and brings him to the subscriber shall have THREE 
POUNDS reward, if taken up above 20 miles from Phila- 
delphia, if less shall receive THIRTY SHILLINGS paid by 
the subscriber. 






IO2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid taking him 
away, as they may depend on suffering according to Law. 
If any one should harbour the said lad, they may depend 
on being prosecuted by me SACHEVERALL WOOD. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1040, November u, 1762. 

Notice is hereby given, that there will be exposed to 
Sale, by public Vendue, on the Premises, a large and com- 
modious Plantation on Crosswicks Creek, being the Farm 
of the late John Lovell, deceased, containing 300 Acres of 
land, with a large House raised, and good Part inclosed, 
a large Arch Cellar, a large new Barn, good bearing Or- 
chard, sufficient Meadow and Meadow Ground; said 
Place is well wooded and 'watered, with near 200 Acres 
of clear Land, also a very convenient Place for a Grist- 
mill : The Vendue to be held the first Day of December, 
when the Conditions of Sale shall be made known. The 
Vendue to begin at Ten o' Clock on said Day. 

Also another Plantation of said John Lowell's lying in 
Pennsylvania, in the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia 
.... Sufficient Titles to be made by the Legatees to 
the Estate of the said John Lovell. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 1768, November n, 1762. 

Fifteen Pounds, Reward 

RuN-away from the subscriber, on Sunday evening the 
3 ist of October, 3 apprentice lads, viz. James Anderson, 
aged 19 years, a tanner by trade, about 5 feet 7 inches 
high : Had on when he went away, I white shirt, and 
two check ditto. Uzal Woodruff, aged 18 years, about 5 
feet 6 inches high : Had on when he went away, a blue 
broad cloth coat, jacket, and breeches. Also, Epenetus 
Beach, about 5 feet 5 inches high : Had on when he went 
away, a blue broad cloth coat, a green jacket, a pair of 



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thick-sett breeches; both cord-wainers, or shoe-makers. 
Whoever will secure the said apprentices, so that their 
master may have them again, shall have the above reward, 
or FIVE POUNDS, New- York currency, reward, for each, 

paid by 

Moses Ogden. 

N. B. All persons are forbid harbouring or carrying 
of said apprentices at their peril. 
Elizabeth-Town, Nov. 17, 1762. 

Whereas the subscriber (late of the county of Som- 
erset and province of New- Jersey) hath long en- 
deavoured a final settlement of his affairs in said prov- 
ince, which he has not yet been able effectually to com- 
pleat. he therefore, gives this publick notice to all persons 
whatever indebted to him, to pay the same in two months 
from the date hereof; either to himself at New-York, or 
to Cornelius Low, junior, attorney at law at New-Bruns- 
wick, who is fully impowered to negotiate and transact 
this business; their non compliance will necessarily com- 
pel prosecutions on every account, or other matter where- 
tthe same can be properly founded. 
JOSEPH SACKETT, Junior 
The Nezv York Mercury, November 15, 1762. 
LONDON. 
Whitehall, Sept. n. His Majesty has been pleased to 
istitnte and appoint William Franklin Esq; to be Cap- 
tain General and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's 
Province of New-Jersey, in the room of Josiah Hardy 

NEW-LONDON, October 29. 

Ve hear that a Schooner was cast ashore at Barney's 
Gut, 1 near Egg-Harbour, the i8th Instant, said to be the 

iBarnegat. 






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Adventure, Ashcraft, from St. Martins, of and for this 
Port, laden with Salt, but the Men were saved. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Abigail, 
P. Groves, to Salem. 

BOSTON, November n. 

On Saturday the 5th of September was married at St. 
George's Church, Hanover Square, William Franklin, 
Esq ; the new-appointed Governor of New-Jersey, to Miss 
Downes, of St. James's Street. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 104.2, November 18, 1762. 

WHEREAS I William Carter, of Trenton, Hunterdon 
county, some time since advertised my Wife Phebe Carter 
in this Paper; this is to inform the Publick that as we 
are upon good Terms again, and have agreed to live to- 
gether, our dealings will be the same as heretofore. 

WILLIAM CARTER. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1042, November 
25, 1762. 

\*The PUBLICK is desired to beware of Counterfeit 
New-Jersey Thirty Shilling Bills. . . . They may be 
discovered at first Sight, the whole Bill being extremely 
ill cut, the Letters in no Sort of Proportion, and stand 
very irregular; w r hereas the true Bills are neatly done in 
the common Printing Manner. 

Run-away from James Whitall, of Red-Bank, Glou- 
cester County, An Irish Servant Girl, named Mary Heany, 
short and thick : Had on when she went away, A light- 
ish coloured Jacket, an old black Quilt, brownish striped 
Petticoat, blue Yarn Stockings, and Neats Leather Shoes, 
with Buckles in them. W r hoever takes up and secures said 



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Servant, so as her Master may have her again, shall have 
Thirty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

James Whitall 

N. B. Any Person that conceals said Servant, shall be 
prosecuted as the Law directs. 

Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1762. 

ABSCONDED from his SPECIAL BAIL, about Three 
Months ago, A certain THOMAS MYERS, who lately lived 
at Pool's Bridge, Philadelphia. Whoever takes up and 
secures said MYERS in Gloucester Goal, or will give Infor- 
mation where he is, so as his BAIL may get him again, 
shall have THREE POUNDS Reward, paid by ROBERT 
WHEATEN, living in Cohansey, Cumberland County, 
West-New-Jersey. 

Gloucester County, New-Jersey, October 16, 1762. 

Whereas a Petition has been presented to the Honour- 
able the House of Representatives for the Province afore- 
said, praying Leave to obtain an Act for damming the 
Tide out of the Southwardly Branch of Pensauquin Creek, 
to be erected from the upper Side of a certain Landing on 
the same Branch, known by the Name of Poplar Landing. 

These are therefore to give Notice to any Person or 
Persons having any Objection against damming the said 
Branch at the Place aforesaid, that they offer the same 
to the General Assembly of the said Province at their next 
Sessions, as the Petitioners at that Time purpose to en- 
deavour for obtaining an Act for executing the aforesaid. 

Signed in Behalf of the Petitioners 

ISAAC BUROUGH. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1770, November 
25, 1762. 



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New-York, November 29. Friday Night last Colonel 
Hunt, and several other Officers belonging to the New- 
Jersey Provincials arrived here from Niagra, by Way of 
Oswego, and left both the Garrisons well and hearty. 

EPHRAIM AVERY, 

Takes this method to inform the public, that he has open'd 
A SCHOOL, 

AT Second-river, in East-New-Jersey, opposite to 
Gol. John Schuyler's; where he teaches writing 
and reading English, the Latin and Greek languages, 
arithmetick, both vulgar and decimal ; likewise, Algebra, 
trigonometry, surveying, guaging, plain, traverse, and 
mercator's sailing, by several different methods, accord- 
ing to Atkinson's and Wilson's epitomes. Any gentleman 
of the city of New-York, or in the country, that will fa- 
vour him with their children may depend upon their being 
instructed in any of the above mentioned branches, with 
the utmost care and expedition. 

N. B. It would not be improper to acquaint you, that 
the place is agreeably situated on a navigable river, the in- 
habitants very kind and civil ; boats, almost daily pass and 
and repass from hence to New York : Gentlemen need 
not give themselves any trouble to provide lodgings, or 
wood for the school, both of which said master engages to 
procure on very reasonable terms. 

To be Sold. 

A Commodious store house, situated in Prince-town, 
New-Jersey, having an entry, and two large rooms with 
fire places, on the first floor; three rooms (two with fire 
places) on trie second floor, and a large garret, which 
might be made into lodging rooms. There is a good cel- 
lar under the whole; a kitchen and store house front, and 



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another kitchen back, a valuable lot of land, part of which 
is now a garden, and the other part planted with the choic- 
est apple and other fruit trees; also a stable and other 
out-houses, belonging to the premisses. It's situation 
being near the college, and on the post road between New- 
York and Philadelphia, makes it very suitable for any pub- 
lic business. Any gentleman inclining to purchase, may 
know the terms by applying to Mr. John Berien, at Rocky- 
hill, about four miles from the premisses, or to Joseph 
Morrow, near the New-Dutch-Church, in New- York, by 
whom an indisputable title can be given. The New York 
Mercury, November 29, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Ran- 
ger, George Oakes, from Salem. 

Cleared. Brig King George, Frederick Backer, to Sa- 
lem. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1043, December 2, 
1762. 

To be SOLD 

A Plantation, situate and lying in the Township of Am- 
well, in the County of Hunterdon, and Province of West- 
New-Jersey, containing 300 Acres of Land, and a con- 
siderable Quantity of Meadow cleared; four bearing 
Orchards upon said Place, of good Fruit, and two large 
double Houses, the one Stone, the other Frame, both hav- 
ng good Kitchens and Cellars, two large Frame Barns, 
with Stables and Out-houses convenient and two Springs 
of Water, which has proved constant in the dryest Time; 
said Plantation is very well timbered, and the great Road 
to Trenton runs near it; said Land answers well for two 
Settlements, and will be sold whole or separate, as best 
suits the Purchaser. The said Place is within one Mile 
and a Half of Mr. John Rings's, three Miles from an Eng- 
lish Meeting-house, and one Mile and a Half from the 






IO8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

Dutch Meeting. Any Person inclining to purchase the 
same, may apply to the Subscriber, living on the Prem- 
ises, and be further informed. 

Jacob Birdsall 

N. B. The Title is indisputable. 

NEW-YORK, November 29. 

Yesterday Morning a Seaman belonging to the Priva- 
teer Brig Mars, Capt. Wright, for this Port, came up in 
one of our Pilot Boats from Sandy Hook, where he left 
a French Prize Snow, belonging to the said Privateer, 
Capt. Sinnott of this Port, and a St. Kitts Man, which 
they took about a Month ago, as well as 7 others at the 
same Time, being Part of a Fleet of 25 Sail, under Con- 
voy of a 40 Gun Ship, bound from Cape Francois for Old- 
France, all loaded with Sugar and Indigo; that the Day 
after the above mentioned 8 Prizes were taken, the Pri- 
vateers still keeping Sight of the Remainder of the Fleet, 
they fell in with' Commodore Keppel who took them all, 
with the 40 Gun Ship, and carried them to Jamaica. Four 
of the Prizes are hourly expected in here. 

NOTICE is hereby given to all Persons, who are indebted 
to the Estate of Ebenezer Brown, of the Township of 
Newtown, and County of Gloucester, for Goods bought 
at the late Vendue, that they are hereby requested to make 
immediate Payment to the Subscribers, to prevent further 
Trouble. And those who have any Demands against said 
Estate, are also hereby requested to bring in their Ac- 
counts, on or before the i6th of this Month, in order to 
receive their proportionable Shares, otherwise they will 
be excluded from any Dividend, by JOHN GILL, ABRA- 
HAM CHATTIN, and WILLIAM MATLACK, Trustees for 
the Creditors. 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 09 

To BE SOLD 

A Tract of Land, situate in the Township of Green- 
wich, and County of Gloucester, containing about 200 and 
some odd Acres of Wood-land, with some Meadow 
Ground thereto; it joins Rackoon Creek, about a Mile 
above the Head of the Tide, and two Miles from a navi- 
gable Landing, where the Timber may be conveyed to a 
Market; there is a fine Convenience to erect a Saw mill, 
with little Expence. Any Person inclinable to see the 
Land, may apply to George Vanleer, living near the 
Premises: It is reckoned about 18 Miles from Philadel- 
phia. For further Particulars, apply to Benjamin Van- 
leer, living in Marple Township, Chester County. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1771, December 2, 1762. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 
On Monday the I3th instant, 

A Lot of land, in Newark, New-Jersey, lately belong- 
ing to James Still, lying for 8 acres, be the same more or 
less; whereon is a good stone dwelling-house, situate very 
pleasantly on Passaick River, nearly opposite the dwell- 
ing-house of the late Col. Peter Schuyler, deceased; 1 
which is commodious either for a private gentleman, for 
a merchant, or for ship-building. Likewise several 
feather beds and their furniture, with different sorts of 
household goods. The vendue will begin at said dwell- 
ing-house, at one o'clock in the afternoon on the same day. 

THESE are to give Notice, to all Persons, That I 
John Ellison, of Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, 
have a large Right in Lands at Newark, to the Value of 
. 10.000, which I can show a good Deed for, recorded in 
the Secretary's Office at Amboy; and I do hereby promise 

i The premises were situate in the present town of Belleville, then 
a part of Newark township. 



310 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

;any Person one half of the said Lands, that will commence 
a Suit against the present Possessors, and recover the 
same. The New York Mercury, December 6, 1762. 

EIGHTY DOLLARS Reward 

Essex County Two Prisoners escaped from Jon- 

New-Jersey, ss. athan Hampton, High Sheriff of 

said Essex County, as they were going to Baskin-Ridge, 
where they lived, to get Bail for the Actions they were 
then taken upon, not known to the Sheriff to be for Fel- 
ony and Forgery, as they since appear to be, which the 
Prisoners then knew, viz. WILLIAM HAMILTON, for 
Sheep-stealing, at the Camp on Staten-Island, born in 
Ireland, about 50 Years old, a lusty, dirty, slouching 
Butcher, much Sun-burnt, wears a cut Wig, seldom 
combed; has an impudent Boy his Son, about 14 Years 
old, with him; he had several other Actions against him, 
for which Sylvester Cole became special Bail, and unless 
he is soon taken, must pay the Debts and Costs. His Wife 
and Children are since gone to him. 

JOHN BARCLAY, for forgery, born in Ireland, about 50 
Years of Age, a short chunkey Fellow, of sandy Complex- 
ion, full of Palaver when drunk (which is as often as he 
can) talks thick and quick, is a Clothier by Trade. They 
both went to the Southward last Spring, were at Pequea 
last July, and would have been taken there if one Andrew 
M'Gown had not helped them to escape, and secreted 
them, well knowing they had left me, as above; M'Gown 
lately went from Baskin-Ridge also. 

Barclay's Wife, and some of her Children went in the 
Stage to Philadelphia and Lancaster about two Months 
ago; she is exceeding much Pock-marked, very brown, 
named Catherine, about 40 Years of Age, but looks much 
older, a very neat little Woman. It is thought they are 
somewhere between Pequea and Wills's Creek, but most 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. Ill 

likely about Sasquehannah ; but if they are further South- 
ward, even to Carolina, it is hoped they will be apprehend- 
ed, as such Villains ought not to be countenanced. Who- 
ever apprehends and secures them, so that I may have 
them again, or brings them to me, or my Goal keeper, shall 
have for Hamilton Fifty Dollars, and for Barclay Thirty 
Dollars, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

Jonathan Hampton, Sheriff 

N. B. A Letter sent by Post, will immediately come to 
me. 

To be Lett, for a Term of Years, 

And may be entered on immediately, or next March, 
as may best suit the Tenant, 

A Plantation and Saw-mill, in Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County, New-Jersey, on the great Road that 
leads from Gloucester to Salem ; there is on the Premises 
a new two Story Stone House, with a Cellar under the 
whole; a good Log-house near the Mill, and good Springs 
near each House; likewise 50 Acres of Upland newly 
cleared, within good Fence, a new Barn, and other Con- 
veniences on said Plantation; also about 100 Acres of Up- 
land and Meadow Ground, within a good new Fence, 
Part of the Meadow cleared, and Allowance will be made 
for clearing the Remainder; the Land well furnished 
with White and Black Oak Timber for sawing, and not 
above a Mile and an Half to haul to the Saw-mill, and but 
two Miles from the Mill to a good Landing. Any Person 
inclining to rent said Plantation and Mill, may know the 
Terms, by applying to PRISCILLA HARRISON, on the 
Premises, or to JOHN GRIFFITH, near Gloucester. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1772, December 9, 1762. 

To be sold, on reasonable terms; 
A Farm lying in the township of Barnard's or Baskin- 



112 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

ridge, in Somerset County ; about a mile from Jacob Van- 
derveer's mill, near the Low Dutch meeting house; near 
a good market for all sorts of produce, also within a mile 
and a half of the English church; containing about 322 
acres, having a good dwelling house thereon, and a large 
Dutch barn covered with cedar shingles, with good out 
houses for negroes, or other uses, and good barracks, 
about 220 acres cleared and in fence; a fine piece of 
meadow, and much more may be made, there is on said 
farm an exceeding fine orchard of about 300 apple trees, 
noted for yielding the best of cyder, being mostly grafted, 
yielding nearly 100 barrels of cyder; several large fine 
pear trees and about 50 peach trees, and a number of 
cherry trees, black walnut trees, and a thriving young 
nursery, all in good order; most of said farm in good 
fence, well watered having fine constant springs in every 
field, and a spring of water by the dwelling-house, that 
waters a large piece of meadow, its well timbered to sup- 
port the clear land, fine white oak and many large poplar 
trees fit for building or sawing, being near to a saw mill; 
the title is indisputable, both from Elizabeth-Town and 
proprietors : For further particulars, enquire of Capt. 
William Graham, living on said premises. The New 
York Mercury, December 13, 1762. 

TO BE SOLD BY 

WALTER RUTHERFURD, Esq; in New York, and RICH- 
ARD STEVENS in Philadelphia 

Five Tracts of Land in Sussex county, New-Jersey, 
viz. One Tract of 678 acres, formerly in possession of 
Uriah Dildine, now Henry Countryman. Its chiefly good 
land for grain, has about IOO acres clear'd, part of which 
is Meadow, lays on both sides of the River Paulinskiln, 
and about n miles from Andover Furnace. One other 



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Tract of 513 acres, adjoining the above, which was lately 
in possession of John Heaton jttnr. its well timber'd, and 
the chief part good Wheat Land. One other Tract of 
about i TOO acres, being part of a Tract of 1500 acres, 
bought of the London Company agents, which lays near 
Pahaqua Long Mountain, and about 3 miles from Gasper 
Shaver's, its well timber'd, and part of it good Up-Land, 
and a fine Swamp. One other Tract, called Atwood's 
Mount, of about 1000 acres of fine Wheat Land, inter- 
spers'd with good Swamps, that may be easily clear'd, has 
one settlement on it, in possession of Wade Lufbury; it 
lays about 7 miles from Andover Furnace, and 3 miles 
from Sussex new Court house. One other Tract of about 
460 acres, the chief part of it very fine Swamp, that may 
be easily cleared, on the new great Road, about 6 miles 
from Andover Furnace, that leads to the Union. The 
above five Tracts will be divided and sold in Farms of 1 50 
acres, or upwards as shall suit the purchaser. Whoever 
inclines to purchase any of the above Tracts in Jersey, 
must apply to Ephraim Darby; living near Amos Pettit's, 
in Sussex county, who will shew them the Lands; for 
further particulars concerning the above Tracts and 
Farms in Pennsylvania, they must apply to Walter Ruth- 
erfurd Esq; of New York, or Richard Stevens of Phila- 
delphia, who will be at Mecklenburg, near the Premises 
in Pennsylvania, the first four Days in March and April 
next and at Amos Pettit's in Sussex New-Jersey, the loth 
and 1 2th of April. 

To be Sold or Leas'd by Richard Stevens, three Farms 
at New-Town on Paulinskiln in Sussex County New- 
Jersey viz. one Farm of about 220 Acres in possession of 
Fuller; one Farm of 240 Acres in possession of Stophel 
Acldams, one Farm of 200 Acres in possession of Henry 
Snyder. Whoever Inclines to purchase or lease, must ap- 



114 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

ply to Ephraim Darby near Pettits in Sussex County, or 
Richard Stevens at Philadelphia. 

TO BE SOLD 
By the SUBSCRIBER, 

A Tract of Land, situated in Sussex County, in the 
province of West New Jersey, about four miles from Phil- 
ipsburg, containing 1100 Acres. This tract is commonly 
known by the name of Wheeler's land & is divided into 5 
Lots, an accurate plan of which is now preparing. Each 
Lot is well timbered and watered, and has a large quan- 
tity of Meadow to accommodate it. The Tract lays in the 
Heart of a flourishing Country, and is reputed the best 
Land in its Neighbourhood : The purchasers may on pay- 
ing one third of the consideration Money, be indulged 
three or four years for the remainder of it. For further 
Terms apply to 

JOHN BAYNTON. 

N. B. An indisputable Title will be given. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1045, December 16, 1762. 

This Day is published, and sold by ANDREW STEUART, 
at the Bible-in-Heart, in Second-street, Philadelphia A 
NARRATIVE of the unhappy Life and miserable End of 
SAMUEL STODDARD, late of Egg Harbour, in the County 
of Burlington, and Province of West-New-Jersey; who 
was tried at a Supreme Court, held at Burlington afore- 
said, on Saturday, the Sixth of November, 1762, for the 
barbarous, cruel and inhuman Murder of JACOB GALE, 
late of Egg-Harbour aforesaid; of which Crime he was 
found guilty, and, according to Sentence, was executed at 
the City of Burlington, on Tuesday, the 23d of the same 
Month. 

This Narrative, which is written with his own Hand, 
lays before you a Series of unheard-of Villanies, and most 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 115 

atrocious Crimes : . * . . It appears, by his own Confes- 
sion, that he was a crafty, subtle Fellow, and carried on 
his sinful Practices of Art and Dissimulation, especially 
with the Women. 

Together with a most surprising DREAM or VISION, 
which he had about 18 Months before his Death. And 
his last Speech and dying Words, which he spoke to the 
People, and delivered to the Sheriff, in his last Moments. 
To the whole is added, an Account of his TRIAL, before 
the Hon. Robert H. Morris, Esq; Chief Justice of the said 
Province. 

The Tenants on the Lands (of John Gamble, late of 
the City of Dublin, deceased) situated in Salem County, 
and now almost out of Lease, are desired to take Notice, 
that REDMOND CONYNGHAM, of Philadelphia, Merchant, 
ind JOHN MOORE of Chester County, Store-keeper, are 
impowered by Joseph and Ann Ewing, Guardians to Will- 
iam Gamble, a Minor, Son and Heir at Law to John Gam- 
ble aforesaid, to receive all Arrears of Rent that may be 
lue on said Lands, and new Leases to grant, during the 
Minority of said William Gamble. The Tenants are de- 
sired to produce Receipts for the last Payments they have 
ide, and to come and settle immediately with either of 
the Attorneys, and know the Terms on which new Leases 
will be granted. 

IN ASSEMBLY 

Province of N. Jersey. The Petition from the Own- 

Burlington, ss. ers of the Meadows on the 

Head of Woodberry Creek, praying a Law to oblige the 
Owners to clear out said Creek, was read the second Time. 
ORDERED, "That the Petitioners have Leave to bring 
in a Bill, pursuant to the Prayer of their Petition, at the 
next Sessions at Burlington for doing public Business; 



Il6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

provided Notice of their Application, and this Order, shall 
be given in the Pennsylvania Gazette, at least six Weeks 
before said Sessions, and no reasonable Objections shall 
then appear against the same." 

Therefore all Persons concerned in the same, are hereby 
desired to take Notice. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1773, December 16, 1762. 

ON the 25th of November last broke out of Morris 
County goal, in New-Jersey, a prisoner named 
John Smith, an Irishman, tall, slender, and thin visaged, 
much pock-mark' d, about 35 years of age, with brown 
hair: Had on, a brown jacket, a check shirt, and linnen 
trowsers. Whoever shall take up the said Smith, and 
bring him to me, or my goaler, in Morris Town, shall 
have five pounds reward, and all reasonable charges, paid 
by 

SAMUEL TUTHILL, Sheriff. 

The New York Mercury, December 20, 1762. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Joseph, 
Robert Bell, to Salem. Sloop William and George, G. 
M'Lellan, to Piscataway. 

TO BE SOLD BY 
Robert Lettis Hooper Junr; 

At his Store in W 7 ater-street, three Doors above Chestnut- 
street, 

THREE-penny, Ten-penny, Twelve-penny and Twenty- 
penny Nails by the Barrel, Madeira Wine by the Pipe or 
Quarter Cask. Lisbon Wine by the Quarter Cask, Loaf 
Sugar, and a Cargo of good Lisbon Salt, which he will 
retail at 2 1 10 per Bushel. 

All Persons Indebted to the late Partnership of Robert 
and Jacob Hooper, by Bond or otherwise, are desired to 



1/62] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 117 

meet the Subscriber at the House of Robert Rutherford 
in Trenton on Thursday the I3th day of January next, at 
which time he is determined to close the affairs of said 
Partnership or proceed as the Law will impower him. 

ROBERT L. HOOPER, Junr. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1046, December 
23, 1762. 

To be SOLD, 

A Tract of Land, lying in Hopewell Township, and 
County of Hunterdon, six Miles above Trenton, contain- 
ing 334 Acres strict Measure : It is beautifully situated 
on the Delaware to the West, and adjoins the Lands of 
Gerrard Johnson to the North, John Hart and Joseph 
Boroughs to the East, and William Lister to the South. 
There is a small House on the Place, now tenanted by 
Daniel Severns, and about 80 Acres cleared, the rest all 
Wood. Tt is supposed to be as good Wheat Land as any 
New Jersey. The Title short and indisputable For 
?erms apply to WILLIAM LISTER, Merchant, at Trenton, 
>r to the Owner, RICHARD SMITH, Attorney at Law, in 
Turlington. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1774, De- 
:cmbcr 23, 1762. 

To be Sold, 

A very convenient dwelling house, two story, high, and 
ur rooms on each floor, with out-houses suitable, and a 
lall parcel of land, &c. near the meeting house, at Con- 

ecticut farms, in Elizabeth Town; situate on the great 
ad from the back countries of Morris, Sussex and Som- 

rset, to New-York; very suitable for business of any 
kind : Any person inclining to purchase, may apply to 

iohn Chetwood, or John D. Hart, at Elizabeth-Town. 
ALSO. Thirty acres of land, well wooded. 



Il8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

To BE SOLD 

A good plantation, in lower Freehold, Monmouth 
County; containing 180 acres of land, 100 of which is 
cleared, all within good fence, mostly ditch'd and prim 
hedg'd; it is good land both for wheat and grass, with 
some good meadows; what lies without the fence is good 
land, and well timbered; there is a good new house, and 
a stone cellar under the said house, petition'd off in three 
apartments, the milk room ceiled and plaistered, all very 
convenient; and a good new kitchen adjoining the said 
house, with back room to it, very convenient, &c. Also a 
good new barn, a garden newly pailed in, and other con- 
veniencies, &c. Also two young bearing orchards, nigh 
to the house; containing about 230 apple trees, mostly 
grafted, of the best fruit; it is an exceeding pleasant and 
healthy place, and good water very convenient; it bounds 
on the highway between Amboy and Shrewsbury, it lies 
within four miles of the landing, and within six miles of 
the bay ; where is plenty of fowl, fish, clams, oysters, &c. 
and good roads thereto; the place is very suitable for a 
gentleman, shopkeeper, doctor, or farmer, &c. 

Also to be sold, 10 acres of boggy meadow, within 2 
miles of said plantation; also to be sold, another tract of 
land, about half a mile from Topanemas church in Free- 
hold, no improvement on it, containing 120 acres, or a lit- 
tle more; it is mostly good land, there is about 10 acres of 
it bogg, and 30 acres of it good rich swamp, which will 
make good meadow, with a little improvement, and has a 
good out lett, which is a great conveniency; it will be very 
suitable for a tradesman. Any person inclining to pur- 
chase any of the above said lands, may apply to AUGUSTIN 
REID, who lives on the premises, who will agree on reason- 
able terms, and will give an indisputable title. The New 
York Mercury, December 27, 1762. 






1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 119 

Run away on the 22cl. of December inst. from Samuel 
Parr, of Waterford Township, Gloucester County, West 
New Jersey, three Miles from the new Bridge on Cooper's 
Creek, a Negroe Man, named Moses, about five Feet three 
or four Inches high : Had on when he went away, a new 
Cloth upper Jacket, an old red under Jacket, and old 
Leather Breeches, Took with him a Wherry, with Oars 
and Sail, and a Gun. He is Country born, about 23 Years 
of Age, formerly belonged to Standish Ford, and after- 
wards to George Keen, who sold him out of the Work- 
house for running away. Whoever takes up said Negroe, 
and brings him to his Master, shall have Three Pounds 
Reward, paid by 

SAMUEL PARR 

All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him off. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, on the 25th Day of the 
First Month, called January, 1763, the Plantation of 
Peter Fearon, late deceased, containing about 44 Acres, 
and is remarkably well watered, about 30 Acres of which 
is mowing Meadow, situate about three Miles from Bur- 
lington, and four from Mountholly, on which is a con- 
venient Dwelling-house, and other Buildings, a Milk- 
house, with a Spring therein, which hath not been known 
to fail, and a good Orchard of grafted Fruit. Any Per- 
son inclining to look at the Premises, may apply to 
Thomas Wetherill, in Burlington, or John Woolman, in 
Mountholly. The Sale is proposed to begin at One 
o'Clock on the Premises. 

THOMAS WETHERILL, JOHN WOOLMAN, Executors. 

Kingwood, December 24, 1762. 

ADAM AREY, New Jersey Post-rider, having served in 
that Business about eight Months, and finding it attended 
with great Expence, herby desires such of his Subscribers 



120 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1762 

as have not hitherto assisted him, to pay the Arrears of 
their Subscriptions, which will better enable him to per- 
form his Business, and oblige their humble Servant, 

ADAM AREY 

Strayed or stolen from Trenton, the 2Oth of this instant 
December, a bay mare, about 14 Hands and an Half high, 
with Saddle and Bridle, is branded M on the near shoul- 
der, white hiftd Feet, a large Star in the Forehead, five 
Years old, a natural Pacer, bare-footed, the Saddle is near 
half worn, has a Hogskin Seat, long upper Skirt, a new 
cross-barred Cloth, and was made by Joseph Jacobs, in 
Philadelphia. Whoever takes up the said Mare, and se- 
cures her, so as the Owner may have her again, shall have 
Four Dollars Reward, and One Dollar for the Saddle, 
with reasonable Charges, paid by me. 

GERSHOM MOTT. 

Hopewell, December 20, 1762. 

Strayed or stolen from Mr. John Bullen's at Penning- 
ton, on the 7th Instant, a black Mare, about 13 Hands and 
an Half high, seven Years old, has neither Brand nor Ear- 
mark, paces a Travel, and trots well, is a heavy well-set 
creature of her Size; she has had a bad Cut with a Scythe 
in one of her Fore-feet, tho' it is now well, but a plain Scar 
appears. Whoever takes up said Mare, and brings her 
to the abovesaid Bullen, or to the Subscriber, shall have 
Twenty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

Philip Palmer, junior. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1775, December 
30, 1762. 

Three Pounds Reward, 
RuN-away, from Albany, the i8th day of November 



1762] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 121 

1762, from the subscriber living in Pennington, West 
New-Jersey; an indented servant man, named John 
White, about 21 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high; a 
shoemaker by trade, of a pale countenance, well set, wears 
his own hair, of a light colour, much given to card play- 
ing : Had on when he went away, a Jersey regimental 
coat, red waistcoat, buckskin breeches, yarn stockings, old 
shoes with steel buckels, and a narrow brim'd hat; he is 
suppos'd to have gone to some part of New-England, 
where he has had some acquaintance. Whoever takes up 
said servant, and brings him to the subscriber, or secures 
him in any of his Majesty's goals, so as his master may 
have him again, shall receive the above reward, and all 
reasonable charges paid, by 

JIERARD SAXTON 

Newark, Dec. 20, 1762. 
To be Sold, 

A House and homestead; containing 14 acres of good 
clear d land, 3 of which are mowing, situate on the brink 
of Passaick River; joining to the homestead of Col. John 
>w, and in the road leading to Second River; very con- 
venient for any gentleman that would choose a country 
iat, the above hath 50 nice young apple trees on it, and a 
g nursery of sundry fruit trees, ready to set out in 
the premises. Any person inclining to purchase the same, 
ly apply to Timothy Davis, at Newark, who will let 
lem know the conditions of sale. 

Any Gentleman of New- York, may be supplied with 
hogshead Hoops and Staves, by Marius Glanvil, Mer- 
chant, at Bound-Brook, giving timely Notice, to Mr. 
Joshua Mullock, in Pearl-Street, who has to sell, a Quan- 
tity of Oats by the Bushell, and Irish Butter by the Firkin. 

MARIUS GLANVILL. 



122 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

WANTED, 

At Elizabeth-Town, New- Jersey; 
A Schoolmaster, that can be recommended, Enquire at 
Dr. Matthias Dehart, for further Particulars. The New 
York Mercury, January 3, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, December 30. 

The Intrepid Man of War, Capt. Hale, in coming up 
from Sandy-Hook, ran aground upon the East Bank, but 
got off again on Tuesday : we don't hear that she receiv'd 
any Damage. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1048, 
January 6, 1763. 

Wanted at the Boarding School at Burlington, 
A Sober single Man, qualified to teach the Latin Lan- 
guage; if he understands French, he will suit the better; 
Such a Person by applying to THOMAS POWELL, Master 
of the said School, will meet with good Encouragement. 

To be Sold by the Subscribers 

Two Thirds of an Iron Forge, situate in West- Jersey, 
upon the River Misconetkonk, about a Mile from the River 
Delaware, and about 50 Miles from the City of Philadel- 
phia; together with 552 Acres of Land, whereon there is 
erected a good Saw-mill, with several Dwelling-houses, 
Coal-house and Stables all in tolerable good Order ; some 
Meadow cleared, and more may be made, all the rest 
chiefly Wood-Land, being exceeding fertile for Grain or 
any Thing else that may or will be sown or planted there- 
in. Any Person inclining to purchase the same, may know 
the Terms of Sale by applying to the Subscribers, living 
on the Premises, and be further informed of the Con- 
veniences. 

ABRAM EVANS, JONATHAN THOMAS. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1776, January 6, 
1763. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 123 

To be Sold, 

BY the Subscriber, a Plantation of no Acres of 
Land, one Mile from Prince-Town, in New- Jersey; 
it lies almost four square, with a Brick House, four 
Rooms on the lower Floor, four Fire Places, a Cellar all 
under, cut into three Apartments; said House stands 
fronting the College in fair view, a good Apple Orchard 
and other Fruit Trees; about half said Land is cleared, 7 
Acres of Meadow, and about 10 Acres of Swamp adjoin- 
ing, may be cleared, a Pond of Water already darned up, 
which waters said Meadow, and may water said Swamp. 
Also some Lots of Land in said Town near the College; 
Any Person inclining to view said Premises, may apply 
to the owner near said Town, or to Ephraim Manning in 
said Town; William Penn's Title has been sold but twice 
since he conveyed it, per 

Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. 

TO be sold, a healthy young Negro Wench, about 
26 Years old, had the Small-pox, and understands 
ill sorts of House Work, with a young Negro Boy of 7 
[onths old, the Wench sold for no Fault: Enquire of 
>rge Willis near the College, at New- York, or of 
Adrian Dow, at Second River in New-Jersey. The New 
York Mercury, January 10, 1763. 



A 11 Persons having Demands on the Estates of Mr. 

lYjohn Walters, late of this City, deceas'd, or Col. 
Peter Schuyler, of New- Jersey deceas'd, are desired to 
bring in their Accounts : And those indebted to the said 
Estates, to pay the same to Mr. Peter Du Bois. 

Jan. 6, 1763. CATHARINE SCHUYLER. 






124 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

To be Sold at Public Vendue, 
On the Premises, on Monday the 28th Day of March next, 

THE advantageously situated Farm and Plantation, 
late of ADONIAH SCHUYLER, deceased at Eliza- 
beth-Town Point; whereon is a good Dwelling House, 
Barn, Out-Hous'es, a large Orchard, together with the 
Ferry, and Road from the Sound, to the Upland of Staten- 
Island, and the several Privileges belonging to the same. 
The Title is indisputable, and a Deed will be given to the 
Purchaser, by John Schuyler, and Gertrude Schuyler, Ex- 
ecutors of the last Will and Testament of the said Adoniah 
Schuyler, who have Power to sell the same.. The New 
York Gazette, January 10, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, January 6. 

Saturday last 8 Sail of Transports left Sandy Hook for 
England, with a fair Wind. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1049, January 13, 1763. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE in Phil- 
adelphia. 

Charles Brown, John Blair, James Brown and Robert 
Brown, New-Jersey. Hugh Creighton, Haddonfield. 

Heckless Falkner (2) Gloucester 

Mary Jackson, Monmouth County; Mary Johnson, 
New-Jersey. 

John Lyle and William Leard, New-Jersey; Alexander 
Linn, Somerset County. Eleanor Lyell, Middletown. 
Samuel Martin, Cumberland County William Martin 
and Agness Masters, N. Jersey. John Mackee, Cumber- 
land County. 

James Neilson, New- Jersey. 

Robert Patterson (2) Pilesgrove; Samuel Patterson, 
Cumberland County Joseph Rickless, West Jersey. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 12$ 

Francis Saunders, West Jersey. 

Joseph Thompson, Cumberland County; Samuel Tuck- 
er, New Jersey. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1777, 
January 13, 1763. 

On Tuesday, the First Day of March next, will be ex- 
posed to Sale, at public Vendue, a valuable Plantation, in 
the Town-ship of Amwell, and County of Hunterdon, late 
of John Johnson, deceased, containing 180 odd Acres, 130 
Acres cleared, the Remainder well timbered, a large Or- 
chard, 8 Acres of Meadow, and more can be made, and the 
whole can be watered in the driest Season. There are on 
the Premises a large Stone House, with a Wood Kitchen, 
and a large Frame Barn; also two good Springs by the 
House, and Water in all the Fields. There will likewise 
be sold the same Day, on the Premises, several Sorts of 
Houshold Goods, Feather Beds and Bed Cloaths, and sun- 
dry Implements belonging to Farming. The Conditions 
to be known at the Time and Place, where Attendance and 

good Title will be given by 

John Barber, and Caleb Toole, Executors. 

N. B. Also to be sold by the said Executors, a healthy 
[egroe Woman, about 45 Years of Age, has had the 
>mall-pox and Measles, and is well acquainted with 
[ouse-work. 

NEW YORK, January 3. 

There was not one Vessel at the Hook yesterday Morn- 


Philadelphia, January 13, 1763. 

The Time of Credit given by the Subscribers to the 
'urchasers of Goods and Effects sold at Vendue, late be- 
longing to Joseph Wright, of Julias-Town, being expired, 
ill Persons who have not paid for the same, are desired to 



126 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

do it immediately; And such as are indebted to said Jos- 
eph Wright, are again desired to discharge their respective 
Ballances. Attendance will be given at the House of Reu- 
ben Eldridge, in Julias-Town, the 24th and 25th Instant, 
and such Persons as do not pay at or before that Time, 
may expect to be proceeded against as the Law directs. 
The Creditors of Joseph Wright are requested to send 
their Accounts to the Subscribers, that they may proceed 
to make a Dividend. 

Thomas Clifford, Joseph Pennock, jun. j 
Benjamin Morgan, Jonathan Hough, V Trustees. 
Uriah Woolman, Jos. Lamb. ) 



New Jersey, * WHEREAS Sarah, the Wife of 

Gloucester County, ss. Samuel Spicer, of Waterford, 
in the County aforesaid, Practitioner in the Art of Sur- 
veying, hath run her said Husband considerably in Debt, 
and otherwise much misbehaved herself towards her said 
Husband; These are therefore to forewarn all Persons 
not to trust the said Sarah, in any Respect, for the future, 
on her said Husband's Account, for he will not pay any 
Debts of her contracting, after the Date hereof. 

January 8, 1763. Samuel Spicer. 

To be sold by the Subscriber hereof, a certain Planta- 
tion, situate on Rancocus Creek, in the Township of Wil- 
lingsborough, and County of Burlington, in West New- 
Jersey, containing upwards of 300 Acres of Land, with a 
good Dwelling-house, Barn, and other Out-houses, and a 
very good Orchard thereon, near one Half well timbered, 
and 12 Acres of good banked Meadow, with 10 Acres of 
Up-land Meadow, and upwards of 30 more may be made, 
and the Whole well watered. The Title indisputable. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 12? 

Any Person inclining to purchase the same, may apply to 

JOHN BUZBY. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1777, January 13, 
1763. 

To BE SOLD, 

\ Plantation in Middletown, adjoining on Shrews- 
/"\bury River, and on the Mill-Creek, so that the 
Farm, or more properly Neck of Land, is two-thirds or 
more fenced with Water, where there is very good Fowl- 
ing, and a great Plenty of Fish, Clams, and the very best 
of Oysters, all within 6 or 8 Rods of the Door, where 8 
and 10 Cord Boats pass by almost every Day within 3 or 
400 Yards of the House, and may come within 6 or 8 Rods 
of the Door. The 'said Farm lying about 4 Miles from 
Sandy-Hook, containing 240 Acres of good Land for 
Grass or Grain of any sort; 150 Acres of which is cleared, 
and all in good Fence, joining East and West on two 
Brooks, and North-East and N. West by the above said 
River and Creek, so that every Field is well water'd, with 
between 15 or 20 Acres of good Salt-Meadow belonging 
to the same. On it is a good large Dwelling-House, 
Kitchen, and Out-Houses, with a good large Stone Cellar 
under the House, with two good Apple Orchards, a good 
Dutch Barn. Any Person inclining to purchase the same, 
let them apply to JOHN TEUNISSON, now living on the 
Premises, who will agree on reasonable Terms, and will 

Iive an indisputable Title for the same. 
^* INCE English Horses have been imported into 
kj New-York, it is the Opinion of some People, that 
they can out-run The TRUE-BRITTON. This is to satisfy 
the Publick, that I will RUN him with any Horse that can 
be produced in America; to run on Long-Island the Four 
Mile Heats, or One Heat, carrying Eleven Stone, for 






128 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Three Hundred Pounds, or more, any Time between this 
and the Tenth of April, only giving me one Month's No- 
tice. If no Person thinks proper to accept of this Pro- 
posal, I desire they will never mention running with him 
again, as I purpose keeping him for covering. 

A. W. Waters. 

N. B. Any Person that incline to make a Race, may 
apply to Capt. Nathaniel Heard, in Woodbridge, or Mr. 
Benjamin Waters on Long-Island. The New York Ga- 
zette, January 17, 1763. 

SCHEME 
OF THE 

New-York Light-House, and Publick 
LOTTERY, for the Year 1763. 

LIGHT-HOUSES erected on proper Places, for the 
Safety of Trade and Navigation, being by all 
Trading Nations, allowed to be of the greatest Utility; 
the Legislature of the Colony of New-York, from a Con- 
viction of the Necessity of a proper LIGHT-HOUSE on 
Sandy-Hook, for the better Security of the Trade and 
Navigation of this and the neighbouring Colonies, being 
ready and willing to assist towards the Completion of the 
Light-House already begun there, did, in their Session in 
December 1762, pass a Law to raise, by Way of Lotteries, 
the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds. The One-half whereof 
to be applied towards finishing and compleating the Light- 
House begun on Sandy-Hook; and the other Half to- 
wards defraying the Exigencies of Government. In 
order therefore to carry into Execution the good Inten- 
tion of the Legislature, the following Scheme of a Lottery, 
for raising Three Thousand Pounds, is presented to the 
Publick : And it is hoped, that from the immediate Neces- 
sity of the one, and the Urgency of the other Purpose, the 
LOTTERY will meet with all due Encouragement. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 129 

The LOTTERY is to consist of 10,000 Tickets, at Forty 
Shillings each, whereof 1684 are to be fortunate. Subject 
to Fifteen per Cent. Deduction, viz. 

Prizes. Value of each. Total Value. 

2 of 1000 are 2000 

4 500 2000 

8 200 1600 

10 100 1000 

30 50 1500 

50 20 1000 

100 15 1500 

400 10 4000 

1080 5 5400 

1684 Prizes Makes 10,000 Tickets 

8316 Blanks at Forty Shillings. 20,000 

The Drawing to commence on the Tenth Day of May 
next, or as soon before that Time as the Lottery is full, at 
the City-Hall of New- York, under the Inspection of the 
Members of the Corporation. 

%*TICKETS are to be had at the Dwelling Houses of 
BRAHAM LOTT, jun. and CHRISTOPHER SMITH, who are 
appointed Managers, have given Security, and sworn 
faithfully to execute the Trust reposed in them. And as 
soon as the Drawing is finished, and the Books settled, the 
Numbers of the Fortunate Tickets will be published in 
this Paper, and the Monies paid to the Possessors thereof. 

I New- York, January 17, 1763. 
New York Gazette, January 17, 1763. 
I 



N Advertisement, subscribed by A. W. Waters, 
having appeared in the last New- York Gazette, 
in which the whole Continent of America is chal- 
lenged, in the most illiterate, unsportsman-like 
Terms, to start an Horse for the Sum of Three Hundred 






I3O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Pounds, against one in his Possession, called the True 
Briton. And as the Breed of English Horses is squinted 
at, with great Contempt, I take the Liberty to acquaint 
the Public, that I will start a Horse lately purchased by 
me of Mr. Holmes, of Carlisle, in Old England, to run for 
One Hundred Pounds, over Haerlem Course, the best of 
Three Four Mile Heats, against his boasted Favourite, 
each carrying Nine Stone, on the Tenth of April next. 
And I will bet One Hundred Pounds, that mine is better 
bred; and a Third Hundred Pounds, that he is much bet- 
ter qualified for a Stallion, being far superior to his Horse 
in Shape, Strength, and Action. It may be proper to ob- 
serve to this redoubted Advertiser, That all Five Years 
old Horses carry no more than Nine Stone: And he is 
cautioned, not to look upon such a shaped Animal as the 
Briton is, to be invincible, until he has beat a good Horse 
which he once most unsuccessfully attempted. Remem- 
ber PACOLET, Master Abraham. One Word more, and 
then I shall have done with the Jersey Hero. I will en- 
gage to run the Produce of a Mare that shall be covered 
by my Horse, against the Produce of one covered by the 
Briton, in April, when they are rising Four Years old, at 
8 Stone 7 Pounds each, for Three Hundred Pounds, play 
or pay. And this Challenge I am indebted to give, that 
the Publick may be informed, I rely as much upon the 
Goodness of my Horse as a Stallion, as I do upon his 
Racing Performance. If therefore the Briton is not ap- 
prov'd in Shape, Strength, and Running Form; and if 
his- Owner declines to consent to what I have offered, de- 
sire he will not presume to rank him with any others than 
the common Mongrells of the Country from whence he 
was derived, and that he will be forever silent upon the 
Subject of Matching and Racing. 

New-York, January 24, 1763. J. LEARY. 

The New York Gazette, January 24, 1763. 



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To be Sold, a Plantation and Tract of Land containing 
about 200 Acres, situate on Little Timber Creek, and 
within the Town bound of Gloucester, in West New- Jer- 
sey, being about one Mile from the River Delaware, 20 
Acres whereof is good Meadow and more may be made 
at a small Expence, as the Creek is stop'd out, there is no 
Occasion for Banking; about 15 Acres of Up-land is 
clear'd, on which is a Frame House with an Orchard of 
good Fruit Trees, the Remainder of said Tract is well 
timber' d with Hickory and Oak. 

The Main Road leading from Gloucester both to Coop- 
ers Ferry and Haddonfield passes through the Tract, and 
is very convenient for any Person inclining to attend the 
Philadelphia Market. 

No Part of the Consideration Money is wanted, the 
Purchaser giving Security and paying Interest, for fur- 
ther Particulars apply to the Subscriber, living in Phil- 
adelphia, who has to Lett or Rent forever, several Lotts 
of Ground situate in Hudson's Square and fronting on 
the Fifth street of the City; also in the District of South- 

THOMAS WHARTON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1051, January 27, 
1763. 

LONDON 

Nov. 6. Wednesday WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; with 
lis Lady, set out for Portsmouth, to embark for his Gov- 
nment of New Jersey. 

Run away from the Subscriber in Maidenhead, New 
Jersey, on the 2Oth of this instant January, an Apprentice, 
named Joseph Smith, about 18 or 19 Years of Age, about 
five Feet two Inches high, has a long thin Face, short 
brown Hair, speaks English only. Had on when he went 



132 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

away, a Felt Hat, short Coat, with Patches on it of differ- 
ent Colours, a white Swanskin Jacket, with black Horn 
Buttons on it, old patched Leather Breeches, blue and 
white mixed Yarn Stockings, a striped Shirt, and old 
Pumps. It is supposed he stole a Pair of Worsted Stock- 
ings of near the same Colour of the others. Whoever 
takes up and secures said Apprentice, so that his Master 
may have him again, shall have all reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

JOSEPH DONELSON. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1779, January 27, 
1763. 

Nezv-York, January 31. Capt. Jacobson arrived here 
on Friday last from London. He left Portsmouth Nov. 
20, in Company with 23 Sail bound to the Northward, 
under Convoy of the Nightingale Man of War, Capt. 
Campbell. His Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Gover- 
nor of New-Jersey, is on board Capt. Budden bound to 
Philadelphia. The New York Gazette, January 31, 1763. 

TO BE SOLD, 

Four valuable Plantations (pleasantly situated) in Salem 
County, West New-Jersey, viz. 

One in Elsinborough, bounding on Alloway's creek, 
about three Miles from the River Delaware, containing 
about 500 acres, on which is a good brick House, and 
other buildings, with a sufficient quantity of good wood 
land, and 200 acres of Meadow, &c. 

One near the mouth of Salem creek, containing about 
300 acres, on which is a good brick House, and other 
buildings, with a large quantity of Meadow woodland, 
&c. 

One on the South branch of Salem creek, containing 
220 acres, on which is an extraordinary good dwelling 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 133 

House, Barn, Stables, &c. very fine meadows, and extra- 
ordinary wood-land. 

One on the abovesaid branch of Salem creek, (about I 
Mile and a half further up) containing about 150 acres, 
with good buildings, &c. 

The above said Plantations are all in extraordinary 
good order, being under good fences, banks, &c. 

Also a House and Lot in the town of Salem aforesaid, 
containing 9 acres, 7 of which is very fine clover meadow. 
For further particulars enquire of John Hart, in Phil- 
adelphia, or the subscriber near the premisses. 

JOHN NICHOLSON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1052, February 3, 
' 1763. 

To be sold by public Vendue, on the loth of the Third 

[onth March next, on the Premises, the Plantation lately 

longing to Samuel Baker, deceased, containing 600 
s or upwards, lying on the River Delaware, in Upper 

fakefield, Bucks County, in Pennsylvania. There is on 
the said Plantation three Dwelling-houses, two Barns, two 
Jtables, two old Orchards, and a Ferry over Delaware, 

lown by the Name of Baker's Ferry, six Miles from 
'renton, and thirty Miles from Philadelphia; about 50 
icres good Meadow cleared, and a large Quantity more 
lay be made; the other Part of said Place very good for 
rrain of all Sorts, and produces good Pasturage; the 
hole well watered, and the uncleared Land well tim- 

?red. The Purchaser, paying one Half of the Money 
lown, may have Time for the Remainder, on giving Se- 
urity, and paying Interest, by JOSEPH BAKER, and JOHN 

>RROUGHS, Executors 

January 7, 1763. 
Stolen from the Subscriber, last Tuesday Evening, at 



134 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

the House of Isaac Vanaken, in Shipacung, next to Mini- 
sink, in Sussex County, West New-Jersey, near Delaware 
River, A certain sorrel Mare, five Years old next Spring, 
15 Hands high, with a Blaze in her Face, is Hip-shot in 
her near Hip, paces and trotts, has a Way of snorting 
through her Nose at the first Off-set, and has no Brand 
nor Ear-mark. Whoever takes up and secures the said 
Mare, so as the Owner may have her again, and the Thief, 
that he may be brought to Justice, shall have FIVE POUNDS 
Reward, Proclamation Money, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

Abraham Vanaken, junior. 

N. B. She stood at the said Isaac Vanaken's Door, with 
Saddle and Bridle on, which were taken off with her. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, the third Day of March 
next, on the Premises, A Plantation, or Tract of Land, 
known by the Name of Spruce-hill, situate in the Town- 
ship of Upper Freehold, in the County of Monmouth, and 
Province of New-Jersey, in a good Place for Business, 
being within Half a Mile of a Saw and Grist-mill, on a 
Creek which may easily be made navigable to Philadel- 
phia, and is not far distant from Allen-town and Arney's 
Town, bounded on James Lawrence's and John Leonard's 
Plantations, in Quality esteemed equal to any Land in said 
County, containing 440 Acres ; on which is a commodious 
Brick House, 43 Feet by 21, two Story high, with a Stone 
Kitchen, 20 feet by 16, and a good Barn, 40 Feet by 
30, all new, and well built; has a good young Orchard, 
of near 500 Apple-trees planted thereon, 100 of which is 
grafted Fruit, of the best Sort, the rest are also good. In 
which Plantation is included 40 Acres of good Clover 
Meadow, and upwards of that Quantity more may be 
made. To be sold also at the same Time and Place a 
Negroe Woman, a Team of good Horses, an Iron bound 









1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 135 

Waggon, divers Cows, Calves, Sheep and Swine, Farm- 
ing Utensils, &c with a Variety of Shop Goods, suitable 
to the Season. Also, a Plantation, on which one George 
Cook now lives, lying near the one above described, con- 
taining 196 Acres of Land, 50 of which are cleared, and 
60 Acres more are Swamp, called Horse Pasture Swamp, 
the most of which will make good Meadow. The Sale to 
begin at Ten o' Clock in the Forenoon. Attendance will 
be given, and Conditions of Sale made known by 

JACOB BRIAN 

To be sold also, in a private Way, by the same Person, 
a Lot or Tract of 120 Acres of Wood-land, lying on South 
River, in Middlesex County, in the Province aforesaid, 
about two Miles below the Bridge, on the Road leading 
from Burlington to Perth-Amboy, on which there is a 
good Landing-place, and a valuable Fishery. The said 
several Tracts of Land are well watered and timbered, and 
the Titles to the same indisputably good. Any Person 
inclining to purchase, for further Satisfaction are desired 
to view the Premises. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No.^ 
1780, February 3, 1763. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Valuable Plantation, lying in the County of Som- 
erset, and Province of New -Jersey, containing 
about 450 Acres, whereof about 250 is clear'd, very free 
from Stones, and of an extraordinary good Soil, of which 
about 30 Acres is good mowable Meadow, and much more 
may be made; the Remainder being about 200 Acres, is 
good Woodland, not only well timber'd, but the Soil very 
rich and level, with a Number of fine Springs and Brooks, 
which afford Plenty of Water in every Appartment in the 
driest Seasons. There is on the Premises two good Frame 
Dwelling Houses, a large Barn almost new, a tolerable 



136 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

good Orchard; as also an extraordinary Grist Mill almost 
new, with two Pair of Stones, and stands upon one of the 
best Streams perhaps in the Province, known by the Name 
of Millstone River : There is likewise a new Stone Dwell- 
ing-Hottse, with a convenient Merchant's Shop adjoining, 
standing within a few Yards of the Mill. The Situation 
is very convenient for Trade, as it joins the Post Road 
from New- York to Philadelphia, and is betwixt two and 
three Miles from Princetown College, which renders it 
valuable on every Account. The Mill, with a few Acres 
of Land, with the House and' Shop near it, may be sold 
separate from the Plantation, or the Plantation from that, 
as might best suit the Purchaser. Any Person inclining 
to purchase the Whole, or either of them, may know the 
Terms, by applying to JACOB SKILLMAN, living on the 
Premises, who will give an indisputable Title for the 
same. 

Kingston, January 24, 1763. 

The New York Gazette, February 7, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, February 3. 

His Excellency the Hon. WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 
Governor of New-Jersey, with his Lady, was on board 
the Carolina, Capt. Budden. 

New-Jersey, January 2<)th, 1763. 
FIVE POUNDS REWARD. 

Whereas a vile and scurrilous Advertisement has been 
lately Printed, and dispersed thro' various parts of this 
and the neighbouring Provinces, with a villainous and 
malicious Design, viz. to blast the Character of the Rcv'd 
Mr. Morton, and destroy his Usefulness; and for as much 
as the said Advertisement is of so low and mean a Nature, 
that nothing can be more so, except the Authors of the 



s 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 137 

same, and founded in such manifest Falshoocl, that the 
said Authors did not think fit to set their Names to it, but 
meanly lurk'd, while they stab'd, in the dark : The Rela- 
tion we stand in, to the Rev'd Mr. Morton, together with 
our Knowledge of that Gentleman's conduct amongst us, 
which has been basely misrepresented by designing Per- 
sons, induces us to take this method, to drag, if possible, 
those despicable Wretches to light, and in this we are fully 
persuaded we shall have the Approbation of the Congre- 
gation, since, to their honour they remain unshaken in 
their good Opinion of, and Affection to, their Minister. 
Whoever therefore shall discover the Author or Authors, 
Publisher or Publishers, of the said Advertisement, so 
that he or they, may be prosecuted as the Law directs, 
shall have the above Reward, paid by us, or either of us, 
the Wardens of the Church in Kingwood. 

JOHN GRANDIN. 

DENNIS WOOLVERTON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1053, February 
10, 1763. 

To be Lett, for a Term of Years, 
A PLANTATION and Saw-mill, in Gloucester County, 
ew- Jersey; the Plantation containing about 800 Acres 
f good Land, about 60 Acres whereof cleared, and about 
Acres of Meadow, partly made, and Allowance will 
e made for making the whole; about 100 Acres within 
ence, besides the cleared Land. There is a good new 
tone Dwelling-house on the Place, and a Wooden House 
near the Saw-mill; the Land well timbered and watered, 
nd not above two Miles to hawl Timber &c., from the 
ill to a good Landing. Any Person inclining to rent 
the same, may apply to PRISCILLA HARRISON, at WILL- 
IAM HARRISON'S, near Gloucester, and know the Terms 



138 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Salem County, in West Jersey, January 26, 1763 
WHEREAS a certain Joseph Cartwrite, and Clement 
Leonard, were advertised by James Baxter, Sheriff of 
Cecil County, Maryland, and William Murdo; this is to 
inform the said Sheriff, and Murdo, that the said Joseph 
Cartwrite, and Clement Leonard, are now in Salem Goal. 

JOSEPH BURROUGHS, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1781, February io > 
1763- 

LIST of the Numbers that were drawn PRIZES in the 
BURLINGTON CHURCH LOTTERY 

PHILADELPHIA, February 17. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; Governor of New Jersey,, 
and his Lady, are Passengers with Captain Budden, but 
the Winds having been contrary ever since the Ship got 
into the Road, they are not yet come to Town. 

\*The PUBLICK are desired to beware of Counterfeit 
THREE POUND New-Jersey Bills, which, of late, have ap- 
peared among us. . . . They are badly done on a Cop- 
per-plate, dated April 8, 1762, and are printed on three 
Folds of Paper, pasted together, the Letters in the whole 
Bill being very irregular, and standing much out of Line; 
whereas the true Bills are neatly and regularly done in 
the common Printing Manner, and printed on two Folds 
Of Paper. In the first Line of the Face of the Counterfeit,, 
the O in POUNDS is shorter and thicker than the other 
Letters in that Word; and in the third Line the last E in 
JERSEY, is not like a Printing E, but is made in the Man- 
ner commonly used in Writing. In short, the whole is so 
ill executed, that we think, after this Notice, no Body can 
be imposed on by them. 

The Public are also desired to beware of Counterfeit 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 139 

THIRTY SHILLING Bills of the same Money, as lately ad- 
vertised in this Paper. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1782, February 17, 1763. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE in 
PHILADELPHIA 

Daniel Abell, Gloucester. Ensign J. Anderson, Maid- 
enhead. 

John Armands, Bound-brook. Thomas Chadock, Bur- 
dentown. 

John E. Hopkins, Haddonfield, Andrew Hopkins, Al. 
Hewlings, and Charles P. Hughes, N. Jersey; John Hat- 
kinson, Mountholly. 

Martin Kill, Gloucester. 

Deb. Lippincott and William Lister, West Jersey. 

Neal M'Glaughlen, John M'Galtier, Archibald M'Col- 
ough, Samuel Morehead, John M'Celugan, and John 
M'Kee, Cumberland County Barney Ohara, Salem. 

Paul Peirce, Cumberland County; Margaret Peterson, 
N. Jersey. 

Albert Ross, N. Jersey. Jacob Skillman, N. Jersey. 

William Shute, Salem. Thomas Walker, N. Jersey. 

PHILADELPHIA, February 24. 

On Saturday last Governor FRANKLIN, and his Lady, 
irrived here from Lewes-Town; and Yesterday he set 
it for New-Jersey. 

To BE SOLD 

A Tract of Land, containing between 3 and 400 Acres, 
George's Road, within three Miles of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex County, East New Jersey; it is kind Land, 
fell watered and timbered, and great Part of it may be 
ide good Meadow. It will be either sold together or 
divided, as may best suit the Purchasers. For further 
Particulars, enquire of Mr Samuel Okason, at the Long- 






140 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

bridge Farm; Mr. Samuel Tucker, jun. at Trenton, or of 
John Lawrence, in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 1783, February 24, 1763. 

Saturday last arrived in Town, his Excellency WILL- 
IAM FRANKLIN, Esq; Governor of New-Jersey, and his 
Lady, from on board, Captain Budden, frorh London. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1055, February 24, 1763. 

TO be Sold by JOHN FORM AN, near the Court- 
House at Freehold, Monmouth County, Two 
STEERS/ six Years old this next Spring; one has been 
measured, he is nine Feet and one Inch from the Middle 
of his Forehead to the Extremity of his Rump; he is nine 
Feet and one Inch' thick, and is something better than 17 
Hands high; the other is not much inferior to him : They 
have been fed in the best Manner they could have been 
fed ever since they were between 3 and 4 Years old : They 
have had as much Indian Meal as they could eat, and the 
best Clover Hay, green Wheat, and the best Clover Pas- 
ture that could be had for them ever since the first Begin- 
ning to feed them : Fatter nor larger Cattle has never 
been seen or raised in the said County before. Any Per- 
son that has a Mind to buy the said Cattle, may apply to 
the abovesaid John Forman, and they shall have them 
reasonable. 
Feb. ist, 1763. 

To be Let, or Sold, 

A Choice Plantation at Ancocus 1 Brook, (or a 
Place called Peramos 2 ) in the County of Ber- 
gen, and Eastern Division of the Province of 
New-Jersey; containing about 105 Acres of 
good arable Land, Part of which is cleared, the Remain- 

i Probably Aucocus; now written Hohokus. 
2Paramus. 



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der well wooded; there is on the same a good new Stone 
Dwelling-House 40 Foot front, and 23 Foot back, the 
Front is all of hewn Stone, a Cellar under the Whole, and 
a Well of good Water before the Door; the Walls are 
near two Foot thick, and good Sash Windows to the 
House; there is also a good Kitchen 23 Foot one Way, 
and 20 Foot the other Way, and a good Fire-place there- 
in : The House contains four Fire-places, and is two 
Story high, is pleasantly situated between two Main 
Roads, and has an Entry through the House into the 
Kitchen, all very beautifully contrived : There is also on 
the said Tract a small Barn, a good Gristmill, and a good 
Sawmill, all in good Order, and has not wanted for Water 
in the driest Times; there is likewise a thriving young 
Orchard on the same, 'tis as publick and pleasant a Place 
as is in the County, fit for Merchant's Business, a Tavern, 
or any other Business. ALSO a Dwelling House and Lot 
of Ground in the City of New-York Any Per- 
son inclined to Purchase the Whole or either of the said 
Premises, or to hire the same, may apply to Elizabeth 
Lane, at the House of Mr. William Rousby, near the Os- 
wego Market, and agree upon reasonable Terms. An in- 
disputable Title will be given. 

All Persons indebted to Henry Lane, 1 late of Bergen 
aforesaid, deceased, are desired forthwith to pay their re- 
spective Debts. And those that have any lawful Demands 
on the Estate of said Henry Lane, are desired to send their 

i The will of Henry Lane, of Paramus, Bergen county, merchant, 
dated December 27, 1762, was proved January 29, 1763, so that it was 
probably a death-bed will. The testator devises to his wife, Eliza- 
beth, one-third of his real estate (not described) in "Bargin" county 
and in New York, and all his silver-plate; one-third of said real es- 
tate to his son, William Henry Lane, and one-third to his daughter, 
Geesie Lena. He leaves a legacy to his wife's mother, Geesie Lena 
Rousby. Executors his wife and William Rousby, of New York, mer- 
chant. The West Jersey Society gave a power of attorney, dated May 
7, 1752, to Henry Lane and Lewis Johnston, which was revoked August 
5, 1761. In the meantime Henry Lane had executed two conveyances 
as agent and attorney of the Society. One of them recites that Thomas 
Lane, one of the Committee of the West Jersey Society, was eldest 
son of John Lane, who was eldest son of Sir Thomas Lane, Knight, 
and Alderman of London. 



142 NEW JERSEY -.COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Accompts, that the same may be adjusted. ELIZABETH 
LANE, Executrix. The New York Gazette, February 28, 



Trenton, February 25, 1763. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on Monday, the Eleventh 
of April next, the House in which Mr. Pontius Stelle 1 now 
lives, in Trenton; it is two Stories high, 2 with four Rooms 
on a Floor, .and good dry Cellars under the Whole, with 
a large Kitchen, Shop, and Store-House adjoining. The 
Lot contains about Half an Acre of Land, on which there 
are also large convenient Stables, a Chaise House, and a 
good Well of Water. The above Premises is conveniently 
situated for any public Business, in a pleasant Part of the 
Town, and has been a well frequented Tavern, constantly 
kept up, for above thirty Years past. The Title is indis- 
putable, and the Purchaser may have Time for Payment, 
giving Security, and paying the Interest yearly. 

Mary Beadels. 

Also to be leased, for a Term of years, two good 
Meadow Lots, the one containing ten, and the other five 
Acres; and two Orchards, having about One Hundred 
bearing Apple Trees in each, all lying contiguous to the 
above Premises. 



1 Pontius Stelle was a son of Gabriel Stelle, a prominent citizen of 
Perth Amboy, and was the grandson of Poncet Stelle, who is styled 
in the record of the French Huguenot church of New York, "sieur 
des Loriers," and is sometimes referred to as "dit desloriers," 
whence it is inferred that he was from the little village of Lorieres, 
near Limoge, in the southwest of France. Elizabeth, the first wife 
of Gabriel Stelle, died July 29, 1723, aged 38 years, 2 mos., 1 day. She 
and her infant son Benjamin (died November 14, 1719, in his third year) 
are buried in Christ church burying ground, Shrewsbury. She was 
the mother of Pontius Stelle. The latter was a member of the Assem- 
bly from Perth Amboy, 1745-49. He is mentioned as of Amboy in 1740. 
In 1747 he was appointed one of the commissioners to disburse the 
funds for the expedition against Canada. Administration on the es- 
tate of Pontius Stelle was granted, November 12, 1770, to Benjamin 
Biles. 

2 In a similar advertisement in the New York Mercury, March 14, 
1763, the house is described as "two Stories and a half high." 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 43 

To be SOLD or LETT, 

A FARM or Plantation, lying on the Post Road, be- 
tween Kingston and Princetown, containing 119 Acres 
of good Land, about 80 Acres of which is cleared, with a 
good Meadow, well watered. There is on said Planta- 
tion a commodious new Stone House, well finished, with 
a good Stone Kitchen, and a Piazza, a good Draw-well, 
Barn, Stable and Chaise House. There are on said Plan- 
tation seven Fields, the whole in good Fence. For fur- 
ther Particulars, enquire of THOMAS NORRIS, Inn-keeper, 
living in Bristol. 

Whereas on the 26th of January last, a certain John 
Brown, about five Feet four Inches high, of a swarthy 
Complexion, with black Eyes, took a brown bay Horse 
from the Subscriber, living in Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County, New Jersey; said Horse is about 13 
Hands and an Half high, has three white Feet, bald Face, 
and a Kind of black List down his Back, paces swift, but 
trots when rid a while, runs pretty sharp, of good Spirit, 
but tender-mouthed; also an old hunting Saddle with 
large Stirrup irons, the Swivel larger than common, and 
a snaffle Bridle. Said Brown wore an old Felt Hat, red 
Cap, blue Coat lined with red, light green Jacket, with 
Leather Buttons, and old Sheepskin Breeches; has been 
n board a Alan of War, is a great Gamester at Cards, 
lays the Slight of Hand, and pretends to have a Lot of 
Land in New England. Whoever secures said Brown, 
"with the Horse, so as the Subscriber may get them again, 
shall have Five Pounds Reward for both, or Fifty Shil- 
lings for either, paid by 

BENJAMIN HOWELL. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1784, March 3, 
1763. 






144 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

New-York, March 7. On Friday the 25th of February 
last, his Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; Captain 
General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New- 
Jersey, arrived at Amboy from England, by Way of Phil- 
adelphia. His Excellency reached New-Brunswick the 
Evening before, and notwithstanding the great Inclem- 
ency of the Weather, a Number of Gentlemen from Am- 
boy went out in Sleighs to meet him, as did the Middlesex 
Troop of Horse, and attended Him in. On his Arrival 
in that City, he was received by his Excellency JOSIAH 
HARDY, Esq; their late Governor, and the Gentlemen of 
his Majesty's Council for that Province, who had been 
summoned on the Occasion. His Excellency's Commis- 
sion being first read in Council, and the usual Oaths ad- 
ministered, the same was published in the Court-House, 
amidst a numerous Concourse of People; and the whole, 
it is said, was conducted with as much Decency and good 
Decorum as the Severity of the Season could possibly 
admit of. We hear his Excellency sat out a Day or two 
afterwards for Burlington, to publish his Commission in 
.that City also, agreeable to the Custom of .the Province. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation situate on Delaware River, 12 Miles 
distant from Trenton, and 30 Miles from Philadel- 
phia, called Lower Belle-Mont, containing 537 Acres, of 
which about 60 Acres is fine low Land clear'd, and 16 
Acres of good Meadow may be made. The Remainder is 
Upland, 30 Acres clear'd, and the rest is extraordinary 
well timber d. There is a patent for a Ferry belonging to 
it over to Pennsylvania, and a very convenient Creek for 
securing Boats in Summer and Winter, at a small Dis- 
tance from the Dwelling House, which is intirely new, 
with a Kitchen adjoining, and a very fine Spring of Water 
near to it, also a fram'd Barn. The Place is remarkable 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. M5 

for sporting, both for Fowl and Fish. For Terms apply 
to Daniel Coxe, at Trenton, by whom an indisputable 
Title will be given. 

N. B. The Purchaser may be accommodated with 1 18 
Acres, on the Pennsylvania Shore, and opposite to the 
above, if he chuses, for carrying on the Ferry, and at a 
moderate Price. 

TO be LET in Farms from 50 to 300 Acres, on very 
low Rent, a large Tract of fine Upland and 
Meadow, nearly in the Center of the County of Sussex, in 
New-Jersey, and about Half a Mile from the Court- 
House, whereon there is already about 28 Families set- 
tled, and Room for upwards of 30 more, and is known to 
be one of the best Places in that Province for raising Stock 
of all Sorts; and on Account the great Number of People 
employ'd at the Iron Works in that Neighbourhood, there 
is generally as good a Market for Grain, and other Prod- 
uce, as at New- York. For the Terms, and further Par- 
ticulars, enquire of Ephraim Darby, near the Premises, 
who is impowered to rent any Part thereof that may be 
wanted, or of WILLIAM KELLY, the Owner, in New- York. 

To be sold at Public Vendue, on 
Thursday the seventh of April next on the Premises, 

THE Plantation late the Property of Benjamin Ins- 
lee, 'deceased, situate, lying and being in Raway, 
East New-Jersey : The Situation is pleasant on the Coun- 
try Road, and adjoins the Plantation of James Marshall, 
in Raway aforesaid, and within three Quarters of a Mile 
of Raway Landing, containing about 130 Acres, 25 Acres 
of which is exceeding good English Meadow, and about 
30 Acres of Woodland : There is on it a good House and 
Barn, a good Well near the Door; thro' Part of which 

10 



146 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Plantation runs a pleasant River : There is also on it a 
good bearing Orchard upwards of 330 Apple Trees of 
the Fruit, and a Variety of other Fruit Trees, such as 
Pears, Peaches, Plumbs, &c. Any Person that may want 
to purchase, must apply to JAMES MARSHALL, near the 
Premises, who will give an indisputable Title, and agree 
on reasonable Terms. The Neiv York Gazette, March 7, 
1763. 

PERTH-AMBOY, February 26. 

Yesterday about I o'Clock his Excellency WILLIAM 
FRANKLIN, Esq; Captain General and Governor in Chief 
of the Province of New-Jersey, arrived here from Eng- 
land, by Way of Philadelphia: His Excellency had 
reached New-P>runswick the Evening before, and not- 
withstanding the great Inclemency of the Weather, the 
Middlesex Troop of Horse assembled, and met his Ex- 
cellency about seven Miles from this Place, and attended 
him hither; he was also met by several Gentlemen in 
Sleighs, for the same Purpose. On his Arrival in this 
City, he was received by his Excellency Josiah Hardy, 
Esq; our late Governor, and the Gentlemen of his Maj- 
esty's Council for this Province, who had been summoned 
hither on that Occasion. His Excellency's Commission 
being first read in Council, and the usual Oaths admin- 
istered, the same was published in the Court-House, 
amidst a numerous Concourse of People; and the whole 
was conducted with as much Decency and good Decorum, 
as the severe Season would possibly admit of. His Ex- 
cellency proposes to set out in a Day or two for Burling- 
ton to publish his Commission in that Place also, agree- 
able to the Custom of this Province. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1057, March 10, 1763. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 147 

PERTH-AMBOY, Feb. 28, 1763. 

Saturday last the Corporation of this City waited on 
our new GOVERNOR with the following Address. 

To His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 
Captain General, and Governor in Chief, in and over 
His MAJESTY'S Province of NOVA CAESAREA, or NEW- 
JERSEY, and the Territories thereon depending, in Amer- 
ica, Chancellor and Vice- Admiral in the same &c. 

The ADDRESS of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and 
Common Council of the City of PERTH-AMBOY. 
May it please your Excellency, 

We the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of this City of Perth- Amboy, embrace this Op- 
portunity of congratulating your Excellency, upon your 
Appointment to the Government of this Province, and 
upon your safe Arrival here after the Hazard and Fatigue 
of a long and dangerous Winter Voyage. 

We flatter ourselves, that your Excellency's Adminis- 
tration will be guided by Justice, and influenced by wise 
Councils; and hope it will not only be approved of, and 
pleasing to the People of this Province, but also easy and 
igreeable to yourself. And that the Loss we sustain, in 
ic Removal of His Excellency Governor Hardy (whose 
lild, benign and just Administration, merits our utmost 
rratitude and Esteem) will be supplied by your Excel- 
icy's good Government, Wisdom and Prudence. 
The Place or Seat of your Residence in this Govern- 
lent, is in your Excellency's Option, and it is not for us 
prescribe; but permit us to say, that if you should think 
)roper to make Choice of this City, we shall, in our several 
Stations, do every Thing in our Power to render it agree- 
able and worthy of your Excellency's Esteem and Favour. 

SAMUEL NEVILL, Mayor. 



148 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

To which His EXCELLENCY was pleased to make the 
following ANSWER. 

Gentlemen, 

I Thank you for your kind Congratulations. The Es- 
teem you so gratefully and justly express for my Prede- 
cessor, is no less agreeable to me. And wherever I may 
reside, which is as yet uncertain, I shall be glad of every 
Opportunity of shewing my Regard for the City of Perth 
Amboy." 

After which His Excellency, with our late Governor, 
several of His Majesty's Council and others, were ele- 
gantly entertained at Dinner and Supper by the Corpora- 
tion. 

NEW BRUNSWICK, March i, 1763. 
This Day His Excellency our GOVERNOR arrived here, 
accompanied by Governor HARDY, and many of the prin- 
cipal Gentlemen and Inhabitants of Amboy. In the 
Evening he was entertained by the Corporation of this 
City, when they presented him with the following Ad- 
dress. 

To His EXCELLENCY 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN,' Esq; 

Captain-General, Governor and Commander in Chief, 
in and over His MAJESTY'S Province of NEW-JERSEY, 
and Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor 
and Vice Admiral in the same &c. 

The humble ADDRESS of the Mayor, Recorder, Alder- 
men and Commonalty of the City of NEW BRUNSWICK 

May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

We the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of New-Brunswick, with Impressions of Duty 
and Gratitude to His Majesty, our most gracious Sover- 
eign, desire leave to express our hearty Congratulations 
on your Excellency's safe Arrival, in this severe Season, 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 149 

to this Province of your Appointment, and to this City in 
particular. 

Tho' it be not without some sensible Emotions we part 
with our late worthy Governor, your immediate Prede- 
cessor who, by his Affability, Candour and disinterested 
Conduct in the Course of his Administration (tho' short) 
acquired to himself universal Esteem: Yet from His 
Majesty's known Goodness, and tender Regard for his 
Subjects, even in this distant Part of his Dominions, we 
rest satisfied, and are persuaded that the Reins of Gov- 
ernment are happily placed in the Hands of your Excel- 
lency, being well acquainted with the Constitution of this 
Province, in which, may the same continue long a dif- 
fusive Blessing, and in which, we are well assured, this 
Corporation cannot fail sharing in the happy Effects. 

We beg leave to assure your Excellency, that our Pro- 
fessions of Loyalty to His Majesty, and of Duty and Af- 
fection to your Excellency, in our Station, to render your 
Government easy and agreeable to yourself, we shall en- 
deavor, upon all Occasions, to evince by correspondent 
LCtions. 

'o which His EXCELLENCY was pleased to make the fol- 
lowing ANSWER. 

Gentlemen, 

These expressions of your Regard are extremely oblig- 
ig, and I thank you cordially for your kind Congratula- 
ions and good Wishes. The Sentiments you manifest, 
)f Loyalty to the best of Princes, and of just Gratitude to 
four late Governor, must place the Citizens of NEW 
BRUNSWICK high in my Esteem, and I shall gladly em- 
race every Opportunity of demonstrating it 

PRINCE-TOWN, March 3, 1763. 
Yesterday His Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 



1 50 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Governor of the Jerseys, came to this Town, in his Way 
from Amboy; and having been pleased to visit the Col- 
lege, he was received by the President and Tutors with 
great Respect; and being conducted into the Hall, where 
the Students, and many of the Inhabitants, were assem- 
bled, the following Address was presented, 

To His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His 
MAJESTY'S Province of NEW-JERSEY, and Territories 
thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice Ad- 
miral in the same; 

The humble ADDRESS of the President and Tutors of 
the COLLEGE of New-Jersey. 

May it please your Excellency, 

We the President and Tutors of the College of New- 
Jersey, beg leave to congratulate your Excellency on your 
safe Arrival on this Continent, and Accession to the Gov- 
ernment of this Province; and to express the peculiar 
superadded Pleasure with which we welcome your Excel- 
lency to NASSAU-HALL, which commits itself to your Pro- 
tection, and hopes for your Patronage, both as our Gov- 
ernor, and President of the honourable Board of Trus- 
tees. 

This College, founded on the noblest Motives, by the 
late excellent Governor BELCHER, has been countenanced 
by his Successors (of whose Politeness and Consideration 
we retain a grateful Remembrance) and, by the generous 
Aids which the Friends of Religion and Learning have 
afforded, it has been raised to its present flourishing State. 
And if we presume, what we rationally may, from your 
Excellency's general Character, . . . from your being 
entrusted with so honourable and important a Commis- 
sion, by the Father of his Country, the Royal Patron of 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 151 

Religion, Virtue, Learning, and whatever is good, and 
from an Education under the Influence and Direction of 
the very eminent Doctor FRANKLIN, your Excellency's 
honoured Father; we cannot but assure ourselves, that 
you will view this Institution, erected for the best Pur- 
poses, with a favourable Eye. 

As to its real Merit, your Excellency's acknowledged 
Penetration, and extensive Acquaintance with polite Lit- 
erature, will enable you to judge, when you shall have 
enquired into our Constitution, . . . Methods of In- 
struction, and Discipline, . . . the Care taken as to the 
Principles and Morals of the Students, and their Profi- 
ciency in the several Branches of Learning. 

We are sensible how vain it would be to expect, and 
how unreasonable to request, your Excellency's Patron- 
age, any farther or longer than we exert ourselves, agree- 
able to the original Design and direct Tendency of the In- 
stitution, to promote the general Good of Mankind, by 
forming our Pupils for the Service of their Country. And 
as the faithful Discharge of our Duty to them, is at once 
conformable to the Divine Command, and will be most 
acceptable to your Excellency, we shall the more diligently 
and cheerfully apply ourselves, to instruct them in the 
various Parts of useful and solid Learning, and instil into 
their Minds Principles of Loyalty to the best of Kings, 
... a firm Attachment to the most excellent British Con- 
stitution, . . . and a sacred Regard to the Cause of 
Religion and Liberty. 

That your Excellency may ever enjoy all those refined 
Pleasures, that natively spring from a Course of virtuous 
and beneficent Actions, . . . from an exemplary Con- 
duct in private Life, . . . and a wise, mild and just 
Administration of public Affairs; and long continue in 
the Seat of this Government, happy in His Majesty's 



152 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Favour, and the grateful Approbation of a free People, is, 
and shall be our unfeigned and ardent Desire. 
In Behalf of the Faculty, presented by 

SIR, Your Excellency's most obedient, 
And most humble Servant, 

SAMUEL FINLEY, President. 

To which his EXCELLENCY was pleased to make the 

following ANSWER. 
GENTLEMEN, 

I THANK you for these very obliging Expressions of 
your Regard for me. Your Stations and Employments 
are among the most honourable, as the careful Instruction 
of Youth in the Principles of Religion, Loyalty and sound 
Learning, is of the greatest Utility to Society. I there- 
fore wish you all imaginable Success, and shall at all 
Times readily and chearfully concur with your laudable 
Endeavours, and afford you every Encouragement and 
Assistance that may be in my Power." 

After which, one of the senior Class pronounced a short 
congratulatory Oration, of which His Excellency was 
pleased to express his Approbation and Acceptance. 

BURLINGTON, March 5, 1763. 

On Thursday Evening last our new Governor arrived 
here, accompanied by a Number of Gentlemen from Tren- 
ton, Borden Town, and the Corporation of this City, who, 
with the other principal Inhabitants, met the Governor 
several Miles out of Town. He was received at his Arri- 
val with the greatest Demonstrations of Joy, and the 
Evening was concluded with Bonfires, Ringing of Bells, 
Firing of Guns, &c. The next Day his Excellency, at- 
tended by the Corporation, and many other Persons of 
Eminence, proceeded to the Court-house in this City, 
where his Commission of Governor of New-Jersey was 






1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 153 

opened and declared; he afterwards dined with the Cor- 
poration, who presented him with the following Address. 

To His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain-General, Governor and Commander-in Chief, 
in and over His Majesty's Province of NOVA CAESAREA, 
or NEW JERSEY, and Territories thereon depending, in 
America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral in the same &c. 

The humble ADDRESS of the Mayor, Recorder, Alder- 
men, and Commonalty of the City of BURLINGTON, in 
Common Council assembled, 

May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

To accept our hearty Congratulations on your Appoint- 
ment and on your safe Arrival here; which we tender 
with the greater Chearfulness, because from your Excel- 
lency's liberal Education, personal Character, and Abili- 
ties, we are emboldened to hope for all the Blessings which 
a good and a wise Governor can confer upon a dutiful and 
loyal People. 

May your Excellency long preside over us, in the full 
Fruition of all that Gratitude can best bestow, and Merit 
has a right to enjoy. 

If the agreeable Situation, Healthiness and Conve- 
niences of this City, accompanied with a sincere Disposi- 
tion in the Inhabitants to make your Administration easy 
and happy, should be sufficient Incitements to induce your 
Excellency to reside among us, we shall esteem ourselves 
particularly favoured. 

By Order of the City 

RICHARD SMITH, Recorder. 

To which the GOVERNOR was pleased to make the 
following ANSWER. 

Gentlemen, 

I return the good Citizens of BURLINGTON my Thanks 



154 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

for this affectionate Address. Their hearty Congratula- 
tions, and kind Invitation to reside among them, are very 
obliging; and I hope the favourable Expectations they 
have entertained of my Administration will not be disap- 
pointed" 

This Day the Governor set out for Philadelphia, attend- 
ed by the principal Gentlemen of this City. 

To be SOLD 

A VERY valuable Tract of Land, containing upwards 
of 500 Acres, lying and being in Sussex County, in the 
Province of New-Jersey, and situated upon the River 
Delaware; it is well timbered, the Soil rich, and Plenty 
of Limestone; it joins the Plantations lately belonging 
to William Bishop, and Walter Cohoon, and will be sold 
either together, or divided into Parcels, as may best suit 
the Purchasers. For Terms apply .to Mrs. Masters, and 
John Lawrence, of Philadelphia, or Mr. Samuel Tucker, 
junior, of Trenton. 

The Members of the TRENTON LIBRARY COMPANY are 
desired to attend their annual Meeting at the House of 
Isaac Yard, in Trenton, at One o' Clock, on Monday, the 
Eleventh of April next, in order to choose Directors, settle 
the Company's Accounts, and make their thirteenth an- 
nual Payment. By Order of the Directors. 

SAMUEL TUCKER, junior, Secretary. 

February 14, 1763. 

Stolen this Day out of the House of the Subscriber, 
Shopkeeper, in Amwell Township, a Silver Watch, 
Maker's Name Charles Clay, No. 1732, China Face. The 
Hour-hand broke off almost close to the Spindle. There 
is a small Hole in the Case, near the Button which opens 
the Spring, a Steel Chain and Key. If the said Watch 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 155 

should be offered for Sale, it is desired it may be stopt, 
for which Twenty Shillings Reward will be given, and for 
the Thief, if apprehended, so as he may be brought to 
Justice, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, paid by 

Thomas Carroll 

To be sold by public Venclue, on the Premises, on the 
First Day of May next, or any Time before, at private 
Sale, a valuable Tract of Land, situate, lying and being in 
Hunterdon County, in the Province of New-Jersey, with- 
in two Miles of Princetown, whereon are a good Stone 
Dwelling-house, good Orchard, a large Quantity of good 
Meadow Ground, and more may be made; a suitable 
Quantity of cleared Land, in good Fence, the Remainder 
exceedingly well timbered, and the whole conveniently 
watered. The Farm contains about no Acres, adjoining 
the Plantation whereon the Subscriber lives, from which 
an Addition of 50 or 100 Acres will be made to the other 
Farm, if the Purchaser should chuse it. An indisputable 
Title will be given by 

SAMUEL STOCKTON 

The Pennsylvania 9 Gazette, No. 1785, March 10, 
1763. 

New-York, March 14. On the 24th of February last, 
Mr. Samuel Ball, of Newark, in New- Jersey, in crossing 
Hackinsack River, on the Ice, fell in with his Horse and 
Sleigh, and was drowned : His Body was found the Sun- 
day following, and decently enterred. 

We hear that there was killed the Week before last at 
Elizabeth-Town a Steer, which had been there in keeping, 
by Robert Ogden, Esq; about 9 Months, weighing, Beef, 
Hide, and Tallow, about 1700 Weight: This Steer was 
bred by Doctor Lewis Johnston, of Perth- Amboy. 



156 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [-1763 

Elizabeth-Town, March i, 1763. Last Night about 12 
o'Clock, a Fire broke out in the Dwelling House of Cap- 
tain Hampton, of this Town, which would have been all 
consumed in a few Minutes, had not Mr. Hampton and 
his Wife been alarmed by the Fall of a large Looking- 
Glass, in the common Parlour. At first sight Mr. Hamp- 
ton judged it past Recovery, and was getting out his Writ- 
ings and best Things in his Bed-Room, but his two young 
Daughters who Slep at the other End of the House, heard 
their Mother's Shrieks, run immediately out through the 
Entry, which was full of Smoke and Fire, but they had 
Resolution to Attempt to save the House, and in a little 
Time called for their Father, and raised the Negroes, who 
all came to their Assistance, and by their Means the House 
was saved. The Fire began in the Mantle-Tree, occa- 
sioned by a new Fashion'd Fire Place, being made in an- 
other, which cast all the Heat forwards ; the Parlour and 
Room over it was consumed, with all the Furniture; Mr. 
Hampton got very, much Burnt at first opening the Door. 
The saving the House looks like a Miracle to every one 
who sees it, and it is hoped it will be a caution tx> all who 
make the new Fashion'd Fire Places, to take out all the 
Wood Mantle-Trees. 



WHEREAS the Executors of the last Will and Testa- 
ment of Adoniah Schuyler, deceas'd, having for 
some Time past advertised the Sale of the Houses, Lands, 
and Ferry belonging to said Adoniah Schuyler at his 
Death, lying and being at the Elizabeth-Town Point, to 
be sold on the Premises on Monday the 28th Day of 
March Instant. And since the Publishing of which, Mr. 
Benjamin Price, of Elizabeth-Town, laid Claim to about 
50 Acres of said Land, which has been reported would 
prevent the Sale thereof. To remove which the Publick 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 157 

are hereby notified, that the said Executors have obtained 
a Release from said Benjamin Price, for his whole Right 
and Interest in said Lands; and that now the Title to said 
Houses, Lands, and Ferry is indisputable, and that they 
will be exposed to Sale, at the Time and Place in said Ad- 
vertisement mentioned. 

Will be LETT, 

To cover Mares for the ensuing Season, at Connecticut 
Farms, in the Borough of Elizabeth, New-Jersey, within 
four Miles of the Town, by Jeremiah Smith, 

The HERO, 

BRED by Mr. John Holme, of Carlisle, in Old Eng- 
land. The Hero was got by Young Sterling, his 
Dam by Slipby, which was own Brother to Saup's; his 
Grandam by Partner, his great Grandam by Greyhound, 
her dam by Wastel Turk, her Grandam, by Old Haut- 
Boy, her great Grandam by Place's White Turk, her Dam 
by Dodsworth, and out of a Lyton Barb Mare. Young 
Sterling was got by Old Sterling, out of Matchieu's Dam 
Matchieu won the Whip at New-Market; his Pedigree 
is certified by the Breeder. Terms of Covering as follows ; 
Five Pounds Proc. at the first Covering, the Mare to have 
the Benefit of the Season, for which Purpose I have pro- 
vided Pasture for Mares at a distance, and will take proper 
care of those that are sent to be covered, for Three Shil- 
lings Proc. per Week. Hero is Fifteen Hands and about 
an Half High, well shaped, and by good Judges, allowed 
to be most compleat Horse they ever saw in America. 

JECAMIAH SMITH 

N. B. The Challenge lately given by the Owner of the 
True-Briton, should have been accepted by the Master of 
the Hero, had not the Horse so lately arrived from Eng- 



158 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

land; but in the Fall, in all Probability, the Publick may 
have the Satisfaction of seeing the so-much-dreaded True- 
Briton, beat by the Hero on his own Terms. The New 
York Gazette, March 14, 1763. 

To be sold, by way of public Vendue, a certain Tract 
of Land, lying in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, in 
the Province of East-New-Jersey, between Allen's Town 
and Imlay's Town, containing by Estimation, 300 Acres, 
chiefly Wood Land, well timbered and watered, and 
known by the Name of the old Peach Orchard; it will be 
sold in Lots, of 20 Acres, or upwards, as will be most con- 
venient. The Vendue to begin at 10 o'Clock, on the 2ist 
Day of April next, at the House of David Clayton, in 
Allen Town. Any Person inclining to purchase the 
whole, may know the Terms, by applying to the Subscrib- 
ers, living in Borden-Town, 

TALLMAN SMITH, JOHN BROWN. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1786, March 17, 
1763- 

New-York, March 21. The large New Dwelling House, 
just finished, of Mr. Thomas Brown, situate on the Jersey 
Shore facing New- York Bay, was unfortunately burnt 
down on Thursday Afternoon last, very little of his Fur- 
niture being saved. The Fire, it is said, happened through 
Carelessness, in a Room that Day to be finished, whilst 
Mr. Brown was absent on his Farm. His Loss is very 
considerable. 

The Corporation of the City of Amboy; the President 
and Tutors of the College of New-Jersey; and the Cor- 
poration of the City of Burlington, have severally ad- 
dressed their new Governor; all which were received very 
kindly by his Excellency, and most cordially thanked. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 59 

TO be Sold by Way of Public Vendue, on the Tenth 
Day of April next, to the highest Bidder, a House 
and Lot of Land in Prince-Town, near the College, 
and next the Presbyterian Meeting-House : The House 
is two Story high, built of Stone, two Rooms on the lower 
Floor, and two above, with a Cellar under the Whole, a 
Kitchen adjoining, with a good Stable and Garden, and 
a Lot of Land containing about Half an Acre: The 
House formerly belonged to Joseph Murrow, and has been 
a Publick House, and is well situated for that or any Pub- 
lick Business. The Vendue to begin at Ten of the Clock 
of said Day : And an indisputable Title will be given by 
me 

GEORGE NORRIS. 
The New York Gazette, March 21, 1763. 

NEW- YORK, March 14. 

By a Pilot who came up last Night, we have Advice, 
that he left at the Hook, Captain 1 Robinson, in a Ship, in 
15 Weeks from London, and 10 from the Land. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Outwards. Sloop Friend- 
ship, John Thompson, for Salem. 

On Saturday next will be published by Andrew Steuart, 
at the Bible-in-Heart, in Second-street. [Price Qd] 

AN 
ADDRESS 

TO THE 

FREEHOLDERS 

OF 

NEW-JERSEY. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1059, March 24, 
1763. 



l6o NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

To be sold by public Vendue, on Saturday, the 2d of 
April at Two o'Clock Afternoon, at Daniel Cooper's 
Ferry, a valuable Plantation, of about 200 Acres, near one 
Third cleared, in good Fence, one Half of which in good 
low Meadow, and more may be made ; the Woodland ex- 
traordinary well-timbered; there are on said Plantation, 
a Frame House, with two Rooms on the lower Floor, and 
Fire-places in both, a Barn, Stables, good bearing Orch- 
ard, and a Spring of very good Water within 20 or 30 
Yards of the Door; said Premises situate within three 
Miles of Philadelphia, or Cooper's Ferry, in Gloucester 
County, on a Branch of Newtown-creek, and is a good old 
accustomed Place to raise Produce for Philadelphia Mar- 
ket, near 40 Years past, and may, with Industry, produce 
sufficient to attend the same every Day in the Summer 
Season. The Title indisputable. Any Person inclining 
to view the Premises before the Day of Sale, may apply 
to the Subscriber, living at the Corner of Arch and Second 
streets, next Door to Thomas Maybury's Store. The 
Conditions will be made known at the Time and Place of 
Sale, by 

JOHN NEWBY. 

TEN POUNDS Reward 

Run away from the House of William Kille in Green- 
wich Township, Gloucester County, West-New-Jersey, 
on the River Delaware, between Rackoon and Oldman's 
Creek, between the i6th and 1 7th of March inst. two hired 
Men, one named Peter Buris, of a Dutch Descent, this 
Country born, a likely fresh coloured Fellow, about 5 Feet 
8 Inches high, well set, a great Swearer and Wrestler, and 
apt to drink hard, 25 Years of Age, has grey Eyes, and 
black short Hair : had on a Leather Cap, lined with Squir- 
rel-skin, green napped Jacket, light coloured Plush 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. l6l 

Breeches, blue grey Stockings, black grained Boots, and 
had with him two Ozenbrigs Shirts, and an Ozenbrigs 
Frock; has worked about Philadelphia these several 
Years past, and drove a Team on an Expedition to the 
Ohio. The other went by the Name of James Smith, born 
in, and came lately from, Queen Ann's County, in Mary- 
land; he had on a half worn Felt Hat, old light blue Coat 
and Jacket, light Cloth Breeches, full of Patches, light 
Yarn Stockings, and had with him a new Lead coloured 
homespun Pair of Trowsers, which it is likely he wears to 
hide his Breeches; he has grey Eyes, a little freckled, 
brown Hair, slender built, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, 
walks stooping, about 22 Years of Age. They stole, at 
the same Time, from the said William Kille, Twenty Shil- 
lings in Money, two fine Shirts, and a Lawn Neckcloth; 
and from Benjamin Howell, of the same Place, a half 
worn Beaver Hat, with a Spot or two of Pitch on it, and 
a Moses-built Boat. Whoever secures the said Fellows, 
in any of his Majesty's Goals, so as they may come to Jus- 
tice, shall have the above Reward, or Five Pounds for 
each, and reasonable Charges, paid by us the Subscribers, 
WILLIAM KILLE, BENJAMIN HOWELL/ 

On Saturday next will be published, and sold by AN- 
DREW STEUART, at the Bible-in-Heart, in Second street, 
Philadelphia, [Price Nine-pence] 

An Address to the Freeholders of Nezv Jersey. . 

To be SOLD by the Subscriber, 
The following Pieces of LAND, viz. 
One Tract, containing 123 Acres, with a good Dwell- 
ing-house and Orchard, a good Grist-mill, on a Stream 
sufficient in the driest Season, situate in Greenwich Town- 
ship, Gloucester County, West Jersey. 



1 62 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

One Piece at Clemwell Creek, in the Township and 
County aforesaid, containing 21 Acres, 15 of which good 
Meadow Ground, within Bank. Also a two Story Brick 
House, and Lot, in the Borough of Wilmington. Any 
Person inclining to purchase any of the above described 
Premises, may apply to William Gerrard, at Gloucester, 
where they will be informed of the Title and Terms. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1787, March 24, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, March 21 

About Three o'Clock last Friday Afternoon, the House 
of Mr. Thomas Brown, of Bergen, New Jersey, took Fire, 
and was entirely consumed in less than Half an Hour, 
with almost every Thing of Value that was therein, to the 
very great Loss of Mr. Brown : The House was new, and 
the Carpenters being at Work in one of the Chambers, 'tis 
imagined the Fire began among the Shavings. 

LIST of LETTERS at the Post-Office in Philadelphia 
William Crum, Piles-grove; David Curtis, Squan- 
Creek. Edmond Drake, New Jersey. Nicholas Gibbon, 
Salem. David Jones, Middletown; Thomas Taylor, 
Freehold. 

March 20, 1763. 

Run away on the iQth. Instant, at Night from Edmund 
Beakes, near Allen-Town, in East-Jersey, a Servant Man, 
named Thomas Jones, a middle sized Man, of a brown 
Complexion, with long black Hair, which he commonly 
wears tied behind, and is a Shoemaker by Trade : Had 
on, when he went away, a green Ratteen Coat, with a Col- 
lar, and flowered Metal Buttons, a white Swanskin Waist- 
coat, light brown Breeches, with brown Horn Buttons, 
light blue Yarn Stockings, and half worn Calf-skin Shoes, 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 163 

one of them patched on the Toe, and yellow carved Buck- 
les. He took a Wallet with him, a Pair of new Pumps, 
and two Shirts, the one Check, the other Ozenbrigs. It is 
thought he is gone to Pennsylvania. Whoever takes up, 
and brings home the said Thomas Jones, or secures him, 
so that his Master may have him again, shall receive Three 
Pounds Reward and reasonable Charges paid by 

EDMUND BEAKES. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1788, March 31, 
1763- 

To BE SOLD, 

A Piece of land at the upper end of Germantown, with 
two small tenements thereon 

Likewise 156 acres of Land, near Little Ease Branch, 
in Gloucester County, West New- Jersey, adjoining to a 
tract belonging to Amos Strettell. For terms of sale en- 
quire of Edward Pennington. 

All those indebted to the said Edward Pennington, 
whose debts are become due, are desired to pay. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1060, March 31, 1763. 

THE RAVEN, 

A VERY fine three Quarter blooded Horse, 14 Hands 3 
Inches high, a jett Black with a Star and a Snip, one white 
Foot, rising 7 Years old this Grass, a very easy Trotter, 
and as handsome perhaps as any Horse upon the Conti- 
nent, covers this Spring, at a Pistol for a single Leap, or 
two Pistoles Leap and Trial and two Shillings to the 
Groom, paid at the Stable Door; Mares will be taken good 
care of, by ABRAHAM CHATTIN, Woodbury Creek, Glou- 
cester County, West New- Jersey. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Char- 
lotte, Charles Lowe, from Salem. 



1 64 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Cleared. Brig Friendship, George Thompson, to Sa- 
lem. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. -1061, April 7, 1763. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on the 25th Day of April 
next, on the Premises, a Tract of Land, lying in Burling- 
ton County, in the Township of Hanover, about 14 Miles 
from Burlington and 10 from Mountholly, containing 
near 700 Acres, to be divided into three equal Parts, all 
well watered and timbered. On one there is a good House, 
and on another an Orchard. Said Tract of Land joins 
Joseph Lamp's. The Vendue to begin at Ten o'Clock, 
when the Conditions will be made known by 

JOSEPH LEONARD. 

N. B. To be sold at same time, another Piece of Land, 
chiefly Meadow Ground. Any Person inclining to pur- 
chase may view the same, by applying to JOSEPH BIDDLE, 
junior, living near the Place. 

THIRTY SHILLINGS Reward. 

Run away on the Fifth of this instant April, in the 
Evening from John Kaighin, in Haddonfield, Gloucester 
County, an English Servant Boy, named Richard Clark, 
about 4 Feet high, a chunky thick set Fellow, has a full 
Face, much Pock-marked, and has sandy Hair. Had on, 
when he went away, a light grey coloured Coat, with a 
Cape, thick strong Shoes, with large Brass Buckles, old 
Felt Hat, and old Leather Breeches. Whoever secures 
the said Servant, so as his Master may have him again, 
shall have the above Reward, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

JOHN KAIGHIN 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their Peril. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 6$ 

There is in the Goal of this City a certain Jane Ratcliffe, 
who is a Servant to one Thomas Indicutt, living near 
Mountholly, in East-Jersey; these are to desire her Mas- 
ter to come and take her away, or she will be sold for her 
Fees in two Weeks from the Date of this Paper. She has 
been committed ever since the Eleventh Day of December 
last. 

John Mitchell, Goaler 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1789, April 7, 
1763- 

RUN away from Nathaniel Parker, at Trenton 
Ferry, a certain William McKabe, alias McKape, 
aged about 20 Years, near 5 Feet 10 Inches high, fresh 
Complexion, has three Hair Molds on his Face, one on 
each Cheek, and the other on one Side of his Chin : Had 
on when he went away, a light colour' d Sagathee Coat, a 
red Camblet Jacket, red Flannel under Jacket, Leather 
Breeches, white ribb'd Worsted Stockings, half worn 
Pumps, with Brass Buckles, and straight brown Hair. 
Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, and brings 
him to Trenton Ferry, shall have THREE POUNDS Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by 

April 4, 1763. NATHANIEL PARKER 

The Neiv York Gazette, April n, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Sally, 
William Pearne, from Piscataway. Sloop Abigail, Peter 
Groves, from Salem. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1062, April 14, 1763, 

FALSTAFF, 

/^^ OVERS this Season at Baskinridge, in Somerset 
V_x County, in New-Jersey, at Ten Pounds Proc. each 
Mare. Enquire for John Harris, Groom. 



1 66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD : 

New-Jersey, April 15, 1763. 

RUN away on the I2th Instant, from Josiah Hal- 
stead, of Shrewsbury, in New-Jersey, a Servant 
Man, named Edward May, an English born, can neither 
read nor write, is about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, aged about 
24 Years; a Bricklayer by Trade, and a very swift Work- 
man; has dark Hair, and some Marks of the Small Pox 
in his Face, and a particular Roll in his Gait. Had on 
when he went away, a new grey Frize Coat, with Glass- 
top Buttons, and red Faces under them; a black Silk 
Jacket, and a black Manchester Velvet Breeches : He has 
both a white and a check Shirt with him : And has taken 
or stole a Saddle, and a sorrel Mare about 13 Hands and 
a half high, pretty low in Flesh. Any Person apprehend- 
ing the said Servant, and securing him in any of his Maj- 
esty's Gaols, and gives Notice, so that he may be had 
again, shall have the above Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by the Subscriber, 

JOSIAH HALSTEAD 

***A11 Masters of Vessels and others, are forewarned 
carrying him off at their Peril. The New-York Gazette, 
April 1 8, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Suc- 
cess, N. Fletcher, from Salem. Schooner Charming 
Molly, James Stillson from Piscataway. 

Outwards. Sloop Abigail, Peter Groves, for Salem. 

Cleared. Sloop Sally, William Pearne, to Piscataway. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1063, April 21, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, April 14 
Yesterday the Pitt Packet Boat, Capt. Goddard, sailed 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. l6/ 

with the Mail for Falmouth, and about 3 o'Clock passed 
the Hook, when there was no inward bound Vessels in 
sight. 

As THOMAS POWELL, of Burlington, Schoolmaster, 
hath been applied to sundry Times to take Girls to board, 
and hath hitherto declined it, because he thought it incon- 
venient to board a Number of each Sex in the same House ; 
WILLIAM FENTHAM, Latin and French Master, in the 
same School, begs Leave to inform the Public, that Girls 
may be conveniently boarded, and taught Needle-work by 
his Wife, w r ho has opened a School for that Purpose, and 
may have the Benefit of being instructed in English, Writ- 
ing, Arithmetic and French, by 

THOMAS POWELL and WILLIAM FENTHAM. 

N. B. The Boarders will have an Opportunity of 
speaking the French Tongue in the House. 

Philadelphia, April 21, 1763. 

Whereas a Proposal is now on Foot, for settling a very 
extensive Colony upon the finest part of the OHIO, 'and 
Application been also made, previous to the Peace, for 
that Purpose, it is necessary to acquaint the Public with 
the Proposals. As they are the most advantageous of the 
Kind ever known, and I may venture to say that ever will 
be : The Situation, Fertility of the Soil, Navigation, and 
innumerable other Advantages that attend this Colony, 
over and above any that can be mentioned in the American 
Empire, are Inducements sufficient for any sensible Men 
to settle there, without the least Hesitation; but as Man- 
kind are fond of being secured in the real Enjoyment of 
something independent, it is proposed that every Family 

i Three years later Governor William Franklin and others became 
interested in a similar scheme, which led to the formation of the Ohio 
Company," with far-reaching results in the settlement of that region, 
and its influence on British politics. See N. J. Archives, X., 376-8, note. 



1 68 NEW JERSEY" COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

who becomes Proprietors and Settles, in this Colony, are 
to have 300 Acres of Land, to be granted by Patent, to 
them and their Heirs for ever : It is also proposed that 
400000 Acres are to be sold to Gentlemen Proprietors, 
which will be granted in Patents, from One Thousand to 
Ten Thousand Acres each, these are proposed to be sold 
at the Rate of 50 per Thousand Acres, which will raise 
a Sum of 20000 which is to be employed in purchasing 
the Colony, Provisions, Cattle and farming Utensils &c. 

The Name of the Colony is to be NEW WALES, in Hon- 
our of His Royal Highness the Prince of WALES, who is 

to be sole Proprietor of the Colony 

The Number of Families proposed to form the first Set- 
tlement are 4000 

Those who are determined to embrace this Opportunity, 
are desired to send their Names to the undermentioned 
Persons in the different Provinces, within the Time men- 
tioned [the last of May] 

Pennsylvania,, (to MR. WILLIAM DUNLAP, in Philadel- 
phia 

(to MATTHIAS SLOUGH, Esq; in Lan- 
caster. 

Boston Government, and Governments to the East- 
ward, to Colonel WILLIAM GRIDLEY 
New-Jersey (Eastern Division, to Mr. Hude, at New 

Brunswick 
(Western Division, to John Lawrence, 

Esq; in Burlington 

T. WEBB, Lieut, of the 48th Regiment, one of the Pro- 
posalists. 

N. B. All Persons are desired to pay Postage that send 
Letters to any of the above Gentlemen, or they will not be 
regarded. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 169 

All Persons indebted to the Estate of James Bell, late 
of Trenton, in New-Jersey, deceased, either by Bond, Bill 
or Book Debt, are desired to make speedy Payment : And 
those who have any Demands against said Estate, are de- 
sired to bring in their. Accounts, that they may be adjust- 
ed; by ELIZABETH BELL, ALEXANDER CHAMBERS, JOHN 
CHAMBERS, Execut. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1791, April 21, 1763. 

To be Sold at Public Vendue, 

On Tuesday the 24th Day of May next, at Two o' Clock 
in the Afternoon of the same Day, 

A Certain Lot of Land lying at Second River, con- 
taining 17 Acres, whereon is a new Stone Dwell- 
ing-House two Stories high, a good Barn and Orchard, 
where may be cut at least four Tuns of Clover Hay in a 
Season. The Place is pleasantly situated near the River. 
Any Person inclining to purchase before the Day of Sale, 
may apply to the Executors of Mr. Adoniah Schuyler, de- 
ceased, who will give an indisputable Title for the same. 

GERTRUDE SCHUYLER 
The New York Gazette, April 25, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Dreadnaught, John Pearce, from Salem. Schooner 
Saunders, Thomas Staniford, from Salem. 

WHEREAS an Advertisement signed by me, containing 
Proposals for a Settlement on the Ohio, was inserted in 
the Pennsylvania Gazette, of the 2ist of April inst. And 
Whereas it is judged necessary I should desist entirely in 
the Prosecution thereof, until His Majesty's Pleasure is 
known concerning the Lands in Question : I therefore 
think proper to recal my said Proposals, and to acquaint 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

those Persons that might have been desirous of becoming 
Settlers, that it will be unnecessary for them to apply to 
me, unless I shall hereafter be enabled, by Authority, to 
assure them of Success. 

T. WEBB, Lieut, of the 48th Regiment. ' 

Burlington, March 24, 1763. 

WHEREAS 7 New- York Lottery Tickets were inclosed 
in a Letter, directed to a Person at Burlington, and en- 
trusted to the Care of John Simmonds, was by Accident 
left at South River; and said Letter having been since 
received by the Person to whom it was directed, and the 
Tickets either dropt or taken out, this is to inform any 
Person who may have found said Tickets, that the Pay- 
ment of any Prizes they may draw is stopt at New York; 
and that if they will send them to the House of the Sub- 
scriber, they shall be paid One Dollar for their Trouble, 
by 

Lambert Barnes. 

N. B. The Numbers of the Tickets are 5433, 5434, 
5435, 5436, 5437, 5438 and 5439 The Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 1792, April 28, 1763. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, on Wednesday, the first 
Day of June next, on the Premises, or at private Sale be- 
fore, situated in the County of Hunterdon, on Lamenton 
River, in New Jersey, A good new Forge or Finery, ? with 
three Pair of Bellows, and three Fire-places, and all the 
Utensils belonging to it, with a good Coal-house, and Out- 
houses for Forge-men to live in; together with a good 
Farm, containing 335 Acres of Land, about 100 whereof 






i Thomas Webb was commissioned Quartermaster of the 48th Regi- 
ment, Oct. 29, 1754, and Lieutenant, Nov. 9, 1755. 

i Perhaps the Hackelbarney Forge, near the Falls of Lamington. 
See N. J. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 2d Series, V., 79. 






1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 71 

is cleared; 15 Acres of good Meadow, and as much more 
may be made with little Trouble, the rest good Wood- 
Land; the Farm is situated adjoining the Forge, and has 
on it a convenient Dwelling-house, with three Fire-places, 
and a fine Spring of Water near the Door, and a young 
Orchard of 180 Apple Trees, many whereof are grafted 
with the best of Fruit. Any Person or Persons inclining 
to purchase the Forge only, with the conveniences there- 
unto belonging, may have it, with about fifty Acres of 
good Pasture and Meadow Ground, as there is a Prospect 
of getting Timber or W T ood Land at a reasonable Rate, at 
a small Distance from the Forge. Whoever has a Mind 
to purchase, may apply to Christopher Beekman, living 
on the Premises, who will agree on reasonable Terms, and 
will give an indisputable Title for the same. 

Thirty Dollars Reward. 

Strayed or stolen from the Subscriber, living in Leb- 
anon Township, Hunterdon County, and Province of 
West-New-Jersey, Two black Mares (one of them in 
April 1761) about 5 Years old and about 14 Hands high, 
very well made, branded I L on the near Shoulder and 
Buttock, with some white Hairs in her Forehead, a nat- 
ural Trotter, short dock'd, with a Switch Tail, a short 
Head, full ey'd, and round bodied, and very handsome 
from the Ears to the Heels. The other Mare two Years 
old, a natural Pacer, and goes well, short dock'd, with a 
Switch Tail, and a small Star under her Fore-top. She 
went away in April 1762. Whoever brings the first Mare 
to the Subscriber, shall have Ten Dollars Reward, and all 
reasonable Charges and if the Thief be secured, and 
brought to Justice, shall have Twenty Dollars; and for 
the other Mare, if brought to the Subscriber, Six Dollars; 



172 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

and if stolen, and the Thief secured, shall have Ten Dol- 
lars, paid by me. 

WILLIAM HAZLIT. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1792, April 28, 
1763- 

Boston, April 25. We hear that Governor Hardy, (late 
of New- Jersey) is appointed Governor of Halifax. 1 

To BE SOLD, 

A Very fine and commodious Farm or Plantation, 
situate, lying and being at Hackensack, in the 
County of Bergen, and Province of New-Jersey; which 
said Farm has a very pleasant Situation, in a close settled 
Neighbourhood, within two Miles of three Churches, and 
near a Grist-Mill; Boats, and other larger Sloops passes 
daily up and down the Hackensack River, to and from 
New- York, and other Parts, within View from the 
House; and a Publick High- Way runs along one Side of 
said Farm, and another near along the End, and contains 
about 150 Acres, of which about 80 Acres is cleared, and 
neatly divided into Tillage, Meadow, and Pasture, and 
well watered, together with a good Stone Dwelling House, 
Farmer's Barn, and a large prime bearing Orchard on the 
same of about 120 Apple Trees of the very best Fruit, and 
several other Fruit Trees. Whoever is inclined to pur- 
chase the same, or any Part thereof, in small Lots, being 
very convenient for Tradesmen or Merchants, may apply 
either by Writing or personal, for further particulars to 
ISAAC VROOMAN, Esq; at Schenectady, who will give an 
indisputable Title .for the same. 
Hackensack, April 23, 1763. 

i This was incorrect. Gov. Hardy sailed from New York in Septem- 
ber, 1763. On November 12, 1764, he was appointed Consul at Cadiz and 
Port St. Mary. 



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TO be Sold by the Subscriber, a Lot of Land con- 
taining Six Acres, one Half good fresh Meadow, 
with a Dwelling House and Barn, with a Chair House, 
and 43 small Apple Trees, situated in Middletown, near 
Mount-Pleasant, on the main Country Road that leads to 
Middletown Point Landing about one Mile, all in good 
Fence. Whoever inclines to Purchase, may apply to the 
Subscriber, who will give an indisputable Title for the 
same. 

DUNCAN ROBERTSON 

/\ Plantation of 100 Acres, situate in Middletown, 20 
/~~V. f which is good Meadow. Has on it, a good 
Dwelling House (38 by 28) of One and an Half Storie; 
an Orchard of about 80 Apple and Peach Trees, and the 
whole is well water'd and timber'd. For Particulars en- 
quire of John Van Brackle, in Freehold, who will give an 
indisputable Title to the same. The New York Gazette, 
May 2, 1763. 

BOSTON, April 25. 

We hear that his Excellency Governor Ellis of Halifax 
is appointed Governor of Quebec; and that Governor 
Hardy, (late of New- Jersey) is appointed Governor of 
Halifax. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Joanna, 
William Bartlett, to Salem. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1065, May 5, 1763. 

Philadelphia, May 5, 1763. 

To be sold by public Vendue, at the London Coffee- 
House, on the 1 4th Inst. at 4 o' Clock in the Afternoon, 
two Thirds of 52 Acres of Land, and the Improvement 
thereon; containing a Forge, with three Fire-places and 



174 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Bellows, in good Repair, a good Stone House, two Stories 
high, with two Rooms on each Floor; likewise a good 
Saw-mill, almost new; with a Log Dwelling-house, Coal- 
house, and Stables, situated in West Jersey, about a Mile 
from the River Delaware, on a fine Stream of Water, that 
never fails, and convenient for Pig Iron, being within 4 
Miles of Durham Furnace. There will likewise be sold, 
at the same Time and Place, 500 Acres of Land, adjoining 
the above, bounded by the River Delaware, chiefly Wood- 
land, well timbered, and very good Land for Wheat, or 
other Grain. The Title good. Terms of Payment will 
be made known at the Place of Sale, by 

ABRAM EVANS. 

WHEREAS Hannah, the Wife of Samuel Tue, hath 
eloped from her said Husband, and carried off several of 
his Effects; this is to forewarn all Persons not to trust her 
upon any Account whatsoever, for he will pay no Debts 
of her contracting from the Date hereof. Witness my 
Hand 

his 

Samuel x Tue 
Mark 

Waterford Township, 
Gloucester County, May 3, 1763 
New-Hanover Township, Burlington County, May 2, 

1763. 

Whereas Michael Howard (then of the Township of 
Springfield) did, in the Year 1760, in a clandestine and 
fraudulent Manner, obtain a Lease from me the Sub- 
scriber, for a certain Tract of Land, in the Township of 
Northampton, during my Life-time: And whereas, by 
the said Howard's not fulfilling his Agreement for which 
he obtained the said Lease, it became void in the same 



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Year, and the said Howard has since refused to deliver up 
the said Lease to me; for which Reason I apprehend he 
intends to endeavour to come upon my Executors, after 
my Decease, for the Rent of the same, which being so far 
contrary to my Agreement, that I hereby forewarn all 
Persons from taking an Assignment of said Lease, as, 
-while I am living, I can prove the same to be void, and 
will use all Mean in Justice, against his recovering any 
Part of said Rent. 

Elizabeth Robbins. 

April 20, 1763. 

LAST Night was stolen out of Andrain Bennet's Stable, 
near Cranberry Mills, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, 
a dark brown Mare, branded with an O on the near Shoul- 
der, has a Star in her Forehead; two Saddle Spots on her 
Back, with a short bob Tail, a natural Trotter, and goes a 
good hand-gallop. Whoever takes up the said Mare, so 
that her Owner may have her again, shall have Three 
Pounds Reward, paid by me 

Andrain Bennet 

N. B. Was left in said Stable, the same Night, an old 
Horse, of a yellow dun Colour, low in Flesh, about 14 
tands high, and branded with an O on the near Buttock. 

EIGHT DOLLARS Reward. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Salem County, 
West Jersey, on the 23d of August 1756, a Servant Man, 
named Joseph David, born in Germany, a Jew by Profes- 
sion, is now about 30 Years of Age, about five Feet, three 
Inches high, well set, of a dark Complexion, and has three 
Scars on his Head. He was at Philadelphia in July 1761, 
and said he had been inlisted in the Royal American Regi- 
ment, but had got his Discharge, and at that Time kept 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

a Shop of Goods in Albany; it is likely he follows Ped- 
dling, as he had a great Desire to follow that Calling, and 
often talked about it. Whoever takes up said Servant, 
and secures him in any Goal, so as his Master may have 
him again, or brings him Home, shall have the above Re- 
ward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

Thomas Mayhew. 

N. B. It is likely he will deny his being a Servant, and 
use many Arguments to support it, being an artful Fellow. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1793, May 5, 1763. 

To BE LETT 

THE House and Lot in Woodbridge, where the Widow 
HEARD now lives, together with the Stables and Orchard, 
and a Piece of Meadow. It is a very suitable Place for a 
private Gentleman, Merchant, or Tavern Keeper; a Tav- 
ern has been kept there for many Years past. 

Also to be sold at public Vendue, on Monday, the 
Fourth Day of April next, Cattle, Horses, Farmer's Uten- 
sils; a Riding Chair and sundry Sorts of Houshold Goods. 

There are likewise to be disposed of at private Sale, 
sundry valuable Negroes, by 

ANN HEARD. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1793, May 5, 
1763. 

New- York Light House and Publick 
LOTTERY, 

THE Managers having some Tickets left on Hand, 
have postponed the Drawing thereof until Tues- 
day the 1 4th of June next 

Elizabeth-Town, May 4, 1763. 






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RUN away from Samuel Meeker, a Negro Man, 
Sampson, about 6 Feet 4 Inches, aged 24 Years, 
speaks good English : Had on when he went away two 
-dark col our 'd homespun Jackets, Leather Breeches, brown 
Stockings. Whoever takes up and secures said Negro, so 
that his Master may have him again, shall receive Tiventy 
Shillings Reward, and all reasonable Charges paid by 

SAMUEL MEEKER 

To be Sold at Publick Vendue on the Sixteenth Day of 
June next between the Hours of One and Five in the 
Afternoon, 

A Very good Farm and Dwelling-House, with the 
Mills, Bolting House, Bake House, and Store 
House, at Second River, adjoining Mr. Courtlandt's 
Mills: The Farm consists of about 160 Acres of Land, 
whereof about 100 Acres are clear'd, the Remainder is 
good Wood Land : On it is a good Stone Dwelling House 
45 Feet long, and 24 Feet wide, having three Rooms on 
a Floor, a good Cellar, and Cellar Kitchen under it, and a 
good Barn, Garden, and Well near it. Opposite the House 
stands the Mill on Second River, a most plentiful Stream 
in the driest Season : It is two Stories high, 63 Feet long, 
and 21 broad, and has three Pair of Stones in fine Order: 
The Bolting House adjoins it, which is two Stories high, 
42 Feet long, and 21 Feet broad; has five good Bolts, is 
furnished with every Thing necessary, and convenient for 
the Bolting Business, and every Operation is carried on 
by Water; near it is an excellent Stone Bake-House two 
Stories high, 32 Feet long, and 26 Feet broad, which has 
two very fine Ovens in it. The Stone House stands on 
the Bank of Pasaick River, about a Quarter of a Mile from 
the Mills, it is two Stories and a Half high, 56 Feet long, 
and 28 wide, at its Door a large Boat may load and un- 

12 



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load. No Mill in the Province is better situated, nor has 
greater Conveniences for the Bolting and Baking Busi- 
ness than the above : And as its Distance from the City 
of New- York is only about Ten Miles by Land, or Thirty 
by Water, it can never want Employment. The New 
York Gazette, May 9, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, May 9. 

We hear that on Monday Night last, Mr of 

New-Jersey, who had inadvertently discovered to a mixt 
Company of Strangers, that he had a considerable sum of 
money about him, was soon after set upon in the Street 
by several Men, who, as he made a vigorous Resistance, 
bruised and wounded him in a cruel Manner, and then 
robb'd him of upwards of 500 1. (which he had that Day 
taken up on Interest, to pay a Debt for which he was Se- 
curity) after which, on some Peoples coming to his As- 
sistance, the Villains went off, leaving him an old Hat, 
instead of his own, which they took away; and on Tues- 
day, a Person lately discharged from Goal in this City, 
was discovered with the said Hat, which having some 
Blood on it, and other Causes of Suspicion appearing 
against him, he was secured, and known by the Person he 
had robbed; and we hear, is with two or three of his Ac- 
complices now in Goal. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Peg- 
gy, William Budden, from Salem on Delaware. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1066, May 12, 1763. 

To be LETT, and may be entered on To-morrow, a val- 
uable Plantation, opposite, and within three Miles of Phil- 
adelphia, in the Jerseys. There is on said Place a good 
Dwelling-house, Barn and Stables, a good bearing Or- 






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chard, now all in Bloom, a Quantity of Low-land Meadow, 
which now promises a plentiful Crop; and Upland enough 
cleared, fit for Pasturing, or other Uses; the whole in ex- 
traordinary good Fence. Any Person inclining to rent 
the same, may apply to the Subscriber, living at the Cor- 
ner of Arch and Second Streets, and nearly opposite to 
the Sign of the George, in Second-street, Philadelphia. 

JAMES BAIRD. 

N. B. The Subscriber, as usual, carries on the Business 
of Dying, Cleaning, and Restoring the Colours of all Man- 
ner of Woollens, Silks and Cottons, damaged at Sea, or 
otherwise, and dry and wet scowers Mens and Womens 
made up Clothes. 

TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS Rezvard. 

On Monday, the 2d of May instant, between the Hours 
of 12 and i o'Clock at Night, was assaulted in New- York, 
and robbed of a considerable Sum of Money, to the 
Amount of Four Hundred and Sixty Pounds, New York 
Currency (the greatest Part of said Money was in Jersey- 
Bills), also a Silver Watch, with a Brass Chain, the Key 
hanging a little lower than the Seal. . . . The Persons 
who are suspected to have committed said Robbery are, 
Lawrence Poor, William Farril, and John Donwith, all 
three Taylors. . . . Said Poor is about five Feet ten 
Inches high, of a brown Complexion, sandy coloured 
Hair, with a long Nose, and a Rocking in his Walk, about 
35 Years of Age, wearing a blue Coat, Vest and Breeches, 
when he left New York, but may have changed them. 
Farril is a short well built Person, wears a Crimson Coat, 
blue Vest, and light grey Breeches, about 31 Years of Age. 
Donwith is a short well built Person, wears a dark grey 
Coat, about 25 Years of Age. . . . They were seen in 
Philadelphia (by Information) the 6th or 7th Instant. 



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Whoever takes up said Persons, especially Lawrence Poor, 
and commits him to any of his Majesty's Goals, so that 
he or they may be brought to Justice, giving Notice to the 
Subscriber, living in Elizabeth-Town, East Jersey, shall 
have Twenty-five Pounds Reward, if taken with the 
Money, or Ten Pounds if otherwise. Given under my 
Hand, this Ninth Day of May, 1763. 

JAMES CARTER 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry them 
off. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1794, May 12, 1763. 



THE Publick is desired to NOTICE, That IdiP Lord 
THOMAS STORY came to Town a few Days ago 
from Philadelphia, whither he lately return' d from some 
more successful Exploits against his Majesty's Enemies 
in a six Month's Cruize, than either Don Quixot, or his 
Man Sanco Pancha, met with in their Peregrination of 
Chivalry for Years put together, having had his Pockets 
well lined, and his Skin not so much as scarified. My 
Lord desires it may be made known, To all whom it may 
concern, That he attends his old Employ of Amboy Stage; 
and that all Ladies and Gentlemen desirous of Freight or. 
Passage in his SHIP, lying at Whitehall, will please to 
enquire for him on board, or at the Fighting Cocks at 
Whitehall Slip. The New York Gazette, May 16, 1763. 

BURLINGTON, April 27. 

A Deputation from the Presbyterian Ministers, in the 
Province of Nezu-Jersey waited on his Excellency Gover- 
nor Franklin, and presented the following Address, viz. 
To his Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; Capt. Gen- 
eral, and Governor in Chief, in, and over his Majesty's 
Province of New-Jersey, and Territories thereon De- 
pending in America, Chancellor, and Vice- Admiral of 
the same. 



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The Humble Address of the Presbyterian Ministers of 
the said Province. 

May it Please Your Excellency. 

We his Majesty's Most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects, the 
Presbyterian Ministers of the Province of New- Jersey, 
beg Leave, in the most cordial Manner, to Congratulate 
your Excellency, on the careful Superintendance of Di- 
vine Providence, in returning you safe, thro' the Perils of 
the Sea, to your native Land; and particularly, on your 
Accession to the Government of this Province. And we 
do this with the greater Pleasure, in that, from our Per- 
suasion of the Generosity of your Excellency's Senti- 
ments, we can securely confide in your Readiness to main- 
tain the Rights and Privileges of our Body inviolate. 

As true Religion, a just Reverence for the Divine Maj- 
esty, not only tends to future Blessedness, but inspires a 
Dutiful Subjection to the Powers which he has ordained, 
and bears the most favourable Aspect on the Happiness 
and Prosperity of the Public; we cannot doubt but your 
Excellency, after the great Example of your royal con- 
stituent, will tenderly regard its Interests, and counte- 
nance the honest 'Promoters of so salutary a System. 

And as a Behaviour becoming the sacred Character we 
sustain, is what alone can entitle us to your Excellency's 
protection, and procure your Approbation; we shall make 
it our main Business to propagate genuine Christianity, 
the common Religion of sound Protestants ; and by incul- 
cating on his Majesty's Subjects, under our care, the Ne- 
cessity of Obedience to just Authority, shall do what in 
us lies, to make your Excellency's Administration easy and 
prosperous. 

That your Excellency may long continue in your ex- 
alted Station among us, happy in every Relation, and a 



1 82 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

public Blessing to the Province over which you preside, 
is, and shall be our daily and fervent Prayer, 
Presented 

In behalf of the Body 

by, Sir, 
Your Excellency's 

Most obedient 

and Humble Servants 
SAMUEL FINLEY 
WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK. 

To which his Excellency was pleased to return the follow- 
ing ANSWER. 
Gentlemen, 

'The Congratulations of so loyal and valuable Members 
'of the Community as are the Presbyterian Ministers of 
'this Province cannot but be very acceptable to me. 

'I heartily thank you for this Mark of your Respect, 
'and the favourable Sentiments you are pleased to express 
'in my Behalf : And I assure you that it shall be my con- 
'stant Endeavours so far to imitate the great Example of 
'my royal Master, as not to omit any Opportunity of pro- 
'moting the general Interests of Religion, or of counte- 
'nancing those of your particular Profession.' 

To BE SOLD BY 
JOHN ISAAC REDWAR, 

At his store on Hamilton's Wharff, (next door to Mr. 

Gibson's.) 

CHOICE good Barbados Rum, and Sugar. Said Red- 
war has also for sale on the Jersey's, at the upper Ferry 
House, four very good Negroes, viz. two young Men and 
two Girls ; where he will be glad to treat with any Gentle- 
men for them. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1067, 
May 19, 1763. 









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LTST of LETTERS at the Post-Office in Philadelphia. 
Messieurs Allen and Dennis, Somerset County. 
Ezra Black, Bordentown. Thomas Chadock, Borden- 
town. 

Francis Dudley, New-Jersey, John Evan, New- Jersey. 
Joseph Goursy, Bordentown. Benjamin Springer, Bur- 
lington County. Robert Wild, West Jersey. 

Run away, on the 9th of this Instant May, from the 
Subscriber, living in Springfield in the County of Burling- 
ton, a Dutch Servant Lad, named Christian Leer, about 
19 Years of Age, and of a dark Complexion, with black 
curled Hair, and a sliving down-look : Had on, when he 
went away, an old Soldier's Hat without Lining or Loops, 
a brown coating Jacket, lined with white Flannel, an 
Ozen brigs Shirt, Leather Breeches, old Shoes with Steel 
Buckles, and Yarn Stockings; took with him a Pair of 
Ozenbrigs Trowsers and a new Ozenbrigs Frock. Who- 
ever takes up the said Servant, and secures him in any 
Goal, so as the Subscriber may have him again, shall have 
Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by WILLIAM FLENTHAM. 

Salem County, May 16, 1763. 

To be sold by public Vendue, on Monday, the 3Oth Day 
of this Instant, at Ten o' Clock in the Forenoon, at the late 
Dwelling house of Ranier Vanhist, Esq; deceased, a 
large Assortment of Household Furniture; also Horses, 
Cattle, Sheep, Swine and sundry Implements of Hus- 
bandry, such as Plows, Harrows, Carts and Sleds, and 
many other Things too tedious to mention. Attendance 
will be given at the Time and Place of Sale, where the 
Conditions will be made known, by THOMAS CASH, and 
JOSEPH SINKLER, Executors 



184 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

N. B. All Persons indebted to the Estate of the above- 
mentioned Ranier Vanhist, Esq; are desired to make 
speedy Payment; and those who have any Demands 
against the said Estate to bring in their Accounts, that 
they may be adjusted and paid by the above Executors. 

Shrewsbury, East New-Jersey, April, 1763. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward 

Run away on the I2th Inst. A Servant Man, named 
Edward May, an Englishman born, can neither read nor 
write, about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, a Bricklayer by Trade, 
and is a very swift Workman, has dark Hair, some Marks 
of the Small-pox in his Face, and has a particular Roll in 
his Walk: Had on when he went away, A grey Frize 
Coat, with Glass top'd Buttons and Kings Faces under 
them, a black Silk Jacket, black Manchester Velvet 
Breeches, and a checked Shirt. Whoever will secure said 
Servant, so that his Master may have him again, shall have 
the above Reward, and all Reasonable Charges, paid by 

JOSIAH HALSTEAD. 

N. B. It is supposed that he went off with one Samuel 
Leonard, late of the same Place, who supplies the said 
Servant with Money. 

To be sold by publick . Vendue, by the Executors of 
George Eyre, deceased, on Monday, the 3Oth of May in- 
stant, a very valuable Tract of Land, containing about 943 
Acres, and to be laid out in Lots of about 200 Acres each, 
situate in the Township of Roxbury, in Morris County, at 
a Place called the Little Pond, being the Head of the South 
Branch of the Rariton River. Attendance will be given 
on said Day, by SAMUEL EYRE, MANUEL EYRE, and JEHU 
EYRE, Executors 

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the whole Tract by private Sale before said Day, by apply- 
ing to the Executors, or either of them, Samuel Eyre, at 
Burlington, or Manuel and Jehu Eyre, at Kensington, 
near Philadelphia, may know the Terms. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1795, May 19, 1763. 

Perth-Amboy, May 16, 1763. The General Assembly 
of New- Jersey are to meet at Amboy, on Wednesday the 
25th inst. for the Dispatch of Business, circular Letters 
being dispatched to give Notice to the Members of the 
Legislature. 

The Managers 

OF 

The New- York Light House and 
Publick Lottery, 

HEREBY inform the Publick, that the Drawing 
thereof will begin, at farthest, on the I4th of June 
next, Mr. SMITH, one of the Managers, having already 
disposed of his Tickets, and Mr. LOTT having but a few 
left. 

I^O be SOLD in Bordentown, West New-Jersey, the 
House and Land of the late Henry Laurence, it's 
now in the Tenure of Talman Smith. For Particulars, 
enquire of 

New- York, May 19, 1763. CORNELIUS FISHER 

The Neiv York Gazette, May 23, 1763. 

To be SOLD by JOHN ISAAC REDWAR, at his Store, on 
Hamilton's Wharff (next Door to Mr. Gibson's) Choice 
good Barbados Rum and Sugar. Said REDWAR has also 
for Sale, in the Jerseys; at the Upper Ferry House, Four 
very good NEGROES, viz. Two young Men, and two Girls ; 
where he will be glad to treat with any Gentlemen for 



186 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

them. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1796, May 26, 
1763- 

To be Sold by Public Vendue, 
On Wednesday the I5th Day of June next, 

A Plantation which lately belonged to Andrew Van 
Home deceased, in Piscataway, in the County of 
Middlesex, and Province of East New-Jersey, now in the 
Possession of John Martin, containing 250 Acres of Up- 
land, and 50 Acres of good fresh Meadow, lying conve- 
nient for banking or raising, as it is adjoining on Raritan 
River, and also a Lot of about 5 or 6 Acres of Salt Mead- 
ow, lying on the said River, very convenient for rafting, 
within one Mile of said Plantation, with two good Dwell- 
ing Houses on said Place, a good new Barn, Stable, and 
Chair House, with other Outhouses : As also a very good 
Grist-Mill in very good Order, she is over-shot, and double 
geer'd, with a new Ceder Trough, standing on a very good 
Stream, about 200 Yards distant from said River, the 
Tide ebbing and flowing to the Mill-House, with 4 or 5 
Foot Water at common Tides : There is also a good 
Wharf and Storehouse about 250 Yards distant from said 
Mill, and about 100 Yards from one of the Dwelling- 
Houses, with a very good Road from each: The said 
Premises laying within Half a Mile of the Country Road, 
within two Miles of New-Brunswick either by Land or 
Water; there is two good bearing Orchards on the said 
Place of very good Fruit, a great Part Grafts : The said 
Plantation is very well water'd and timber'd, there being 
not one Field or Pasture without a living Spring in them : 
The whole Place being very conveniently situated either 
for Storekeeping, or any other publick Business, either 
by Land or Water. And also a Lot of good timber'd 
Land, laying on the main Road that leads from New- 
Brunswick to Amboy, within three Miles of the aforesaid 






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Place, and within one Mile and a half of a publick Land- 
ing, call'd The Red Root; containing 30 Acres. Also a 
Tract of Land lying in Tappan, in the County of Orange, 
in the Province of New-York, containing 800 Acres, 
bounded on the South by Garret Blawfield, on the North 
by the Rev. Mr. Ogilvie's, and East and West by Mr. 
M'Evers's Land : The Vendue to be held on the Prem- 
ises the 3Oth Day of June next, where the Conditions of 
Sale will be made known. There will also be sold at the 
first mentioned Vendue, Cattle, Horses, Hogs, and sun- 
dry Utensils. There is to be Sold at private Sale, Negro 
Men and Women and Boys at 12 and 14 Years of Age, 
this Country born, well disciplin'd. 

N. B. All Persons that are indebted to the said Estate, 
are desir'd to make speedy Payment. And all that have 
any Demands on said Estate, to bring their Accounts that 
they may be settled by 

JOHN MARTIN 

WHEREAS there was lost last Fall at the Watering 
place, opposite Watson's Ferry, three ships An- 
chors, viz. One belonging to his Majesty's Ship Intrepid, 
John Hale, Esq; Commander, one belonging to the Her- 
culus Transport, Captain Jump, one to the Amity's As- 
sistance, Captain Jumyn. 

Whoever takes them up, with what Cables remaining, 
and brings them to me, shall have one third of their Value, 
for the Salvage, paid by 

David Pryce, Agent to the Transports. 
The New York Gazette, May 30, 1763. 

The PUBLIC is hereby informed, 

That any Number of Gentlemen or Ladies, not exceed- 
ing five, may have a genteel covered light Waggon (with 



1 88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Sliders to keep out the Weather, and hangs on Leather 
Braces, which makes it easy to the Riders as any four 
Wheel Carriage,) to convey them from Bordentown to 
Shrewsbury, upon every Tuesday from the Date hereof, 
to the last Tuesday in October, for Forty Shillings each 
Run down. Where constant Attendance will be given 
by Benjamin Cook. June I, 1763. 

- The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1797, June 2, 1763. 



To be SOLD or LETT, 

On the most reasonable Terms in the County of Morris, 
in the Eastern Division of the Province of New- Jersey, 

A GOOD two Story House, with 4 Rooms on a Floor, 
50 Feet long by 30, a good Kitchen and Cellar; the House 
is just finished off in a genteel Manner, stands near the 
Court-house, in a small Town, of near 60 Houses, most 
of which have been built within these three Years past; 
about a Quarter of an Acre of Land with the House; also 
a Lot of 13 Acres, divided from it only by a Road; like- 
wise a Tract of 80 Acres, lying about a Mile from said 
House, 40 Acres of which is good drained Meadow, now 
having a good Crop of English and Timothy on it, the 
rest Wood Land; also a Tract of 450 Acres of good 
Marsh, lately drained, and most of it now fit to plough, 
and will bring good Corn, Oats, Flax, Hemp, or any Sort 
of Grass. Any Person that inclines to purchase or rent 
any of the above Premises, may know the Terms, by ap- 
plying to JOHN BUDD, at Salem, who can give an indis- 
putable Title to all the aforesaid Lands, except the 13 Acre 
Lot, which he chooses to rent. The Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 1798, June 9, 1763. 



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June 6. 1763. 

New York Light-House, and Public 
LOTTERY, 

NOTICE is hereby given; that the Numbers and 
Blanks are rolling up, and will be put into the 
Boxes on Saturday the Eleventh, and the Drawing will 
certainly begin on Tuesday the Fourteenth Instant, in the 
City Hall, under the Inspection of the Members of the 
Corporation. 

Note, A few of the Tickets of the above Lottery, to be 
disposed of by Gerard Banker, in Broad-street, next Door 
to Lord Stirling's. The New York Gazette, June 6, 1763. 

Perth-Amboy, June 9. JOHN STEVENS, Esq; being ap- 
pointed by his Majesty one of the Council for the Province 
of New- Jersey, has accordingly taken his Seat in Council, 
and a Writ is issued for electing a Representative in his 
Room, for the City of Perth-Amboy. 

New-York, June 13. The City-Hall being under Re- 
pair, it is impossible to draw the Lottery 1 there. The 
Managers do therefore give Notice to the PUBLICK, That 
the drawing thereof will begin To-Morrow, in Mr. 
BURNS'S Long-Room, at the Province Arms. 

TO be sold by THOMAS WARNE, 87 Acres of Land, 
whereof three Acres is Salt Meadow, and four 
Acres fresh, and about 30 Acres cleared, and the rest 
Wood Land, with a very large Swamp fit for Meadow, if 
clear'd: The said Place lies in the County of Middlesex, 
on the great Road that leads from Amboy to Freehold 
Court-House; its within two Miles of the Landing, and 
seven of Amboy : There is on it a very good House and 
Office Houses, all almost new, also a large Orchard. Any 

IFOF the New York Light House, at Sandy Hook. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Person inclining to treat for the same, may apply to said 
Thomas Warne, living on the Premises, who will shew 
the Land and Woods, and will deal upon easy Terms. 
June 8, 1762. [3.] 

ALL Persons having Demands on the Estate of Mr. 
Adoniah Schuyler, deceas'd, are desired to send in 
their Accounts without Delay. And those indebted to said 
Estate, are requested to pay the same forthwith. 
JOHN SCHUYLER, Executor. 
GERTRUDE SCHUYLER, Executrix. 
Second-River, June 4, 1763. 

N. B. Letters and Accounts will be received and for- 
warded by John Schuyler, jun. at Mr. Henry Carmen's, 
in Wynkoop- Street, New- York. The New York Gazette, 
June 13, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Outwards. Sloop Jo- 
anna, William Bartlet, for Salem. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1071, June 16, 1763. 

PERTH-AMBOY, June 6, 1763. 

The General Assembly of this Province met here the 
25th of last Month, and next Day His Excellency WILL- 
IAM FRANKLIN, Esq; our Governor, made the following 
SPEECH to the Council and Assembly, viz. 

Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, and Gentlemen of the GEN- 
ERAL ASSEMBLY; 

When it pleased His Majesty graciously to honor me 
with his Commission for this Government, I considered it 
as a particular Felicity to be placed in that Station among 
a People that I knew, and whose general Character is so 
truly estimable. 

Not having received any Commands from the King or 



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His Ministers, which required your immediate Consider- 
ation, I postponed the Pleasure of meeting you in your 
Legislative Capacity, till a Time, that from the best In- 
formation I could procure, was least likely to interfere 
with your private Affairs. 

Two Events have lately occurred, of great Import to 
the Welfare of the British Nation, on which you have my 
most sincere and hearty Congratulations. . . . 

. . . The auspicious .Birth of a Prince, on a Day ever 
sacred to Liberty, and the Protestant Cause, cannot but 
diffuse Joy throughout the King's Dominions, as it gives 
us the pleasing Prospect of a Continuation to our Poster- 
ity, of those inestimable Blessings of civil and religious 
Liberty, which we have enjoyed without Interruption, 
under the present Royal Family. . . . 

. . . The Termination of a long and Burthensome 
War, by the late Definitive Treaty, is an Event as happy 
as it is glorious. A Peace is obtained for us by the Suc- 
cess of His Majesty's Arms, and the Wisdom and Firm- 
ness of His Councils, that cannot be parallelled for solid 
national Advantage, by any recorded in the British An- 
nals, if in those of any other Nation : For indeed how 
rarely does it happen, that those Powers who have been 
long engaged in War, find themselves ultimately benefited 
by it ? Who of all the Princes of Europe, concerned in 
the late War, in which many of them had almost exhaust- 
ed their last Resources, has acquired any Addition of Ter- 
ritory, or any Compensation for Losses sustained, save 
only our most illustrious Sovereign ? As in every Quar- 
ter of the Globe he was victorious; so in every Quarter he 
has retained some important Advantage, which the Na- 
tion was not in Possession of before. But in this Part of 
the World, how great and glorious are our national Ac- 
quisitions ! Instead of confining us to a narrow Seacoast, 



192 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

which the French vainly attempted ever before the War, 
we see that powerful Nation not only dispossessed of their 
Encroachments, but of the very Country from whence 
they encroached : A Country of immense Extent, and 
which, in our Possession, not only gives effectual Security 
to these Colonies, but must in a short Time occasion a vast 
Increase of the Commerce and Power of the British Em- 
pire. The steady Conduct of this Province during the 
Course of the War, and its constant Readiness in comply- 
ing chearfully, according to its Abilities, with every 
Requisition of the Crown, for promoting the common Ser- 
vice, must now afford you great Satisfaction in the Reflec- 
tion, and will ever be remembered highly to your Honour. 

Gentlemen of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY; 

The Act for the Support of Government being expired, 
you will of Course take that Matter into Consideration. 
In the doing of which, I flatter myself, that you will let 
the Royal Instruction my Predecessors have so often rec- 
ommended to you on this Head, and which is entered on 
your Journals, have its proper Weight. And I have not 
the least Doubt, but that you will likewise do therein what 
Justice shall appear to you to require, and what is becom- 
ing the Honour of the Province you represent. 

As you reside in different Parts of the Country, you 
have the best Opportunities of being acquainted with its 
present Circumstances and Occasions. If any new Laws, 
or Amendments of old Ones, appear to you to be neces- 
sary, you may be assured of my ready Concurrence in 
every Thing consistent with my Duty to the Crown, which 
I can never depart from, as I am persuaded you would not 
wish to deviate from yours ; since you must be convinced, 
that one of the surest Means of promoting the Prosperity 
and Happiness of the People in any Colony, is to obtain 
and secure, by a truly dutiful Behaviour the Favour of 



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their Sovereign, from whom they derive Protection in the 
Enjoyment of their Liberties, Properties, Religion, and 
every Thing that is valuable. 

Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, and Gentlemen of the GEN- 
ERAL ASSEMBLY; 

Let me recommend it to you, now the publick Tranquil- 
ity is happily re-established to pay an earnest Attention to 
the Arts of Peace. There are probably some Kinds of 
valuable Produce, hitherto, but slightly, if at all, attempt- 
ed, that might, with proper Encouragement, be raised in 
this Province, and tend much to the Advantage of the In- 
habitants. Some Improvement might no Doubt be like- 
wise made in the Navigation of Creeks and Rivers and in 
the publick Roads. By turning your Thoughts to these 
Matters, it may be reasonably expected, that many Things 
will occur, which, if carried into Execution, would prove 
greatly beneficial not only to the Province, but to the 
Mother Country. 

The Assemblies of this Province have of late Years so 
distinguished themselves for their general Unanimity, 
that it seems unnecessary to recommend it to them in their 
future Proceedings. I shall only observe, that its good 
Effects have been conspicuous and evident to all, and 
therefore I hope it will always continue. 

As to myself I am fully sensible, it is not what is prom- 
ised, but what is done, in any Administration, that must 
finally settle its Character. I shall not therefore begin 
mine among you by making great Professions: But I 
hope, in the Course of it, to demonstrate, by Actions, that 
I think the most effectual Means of approving myself a 
faithful Servant to my Royal Master is to promote the 
true Interests of the Province, over which he has done me 
the Honour to place me, and to increase, by every Means 



194 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

in my Power, the general Welfare and Happiness of its 
People. 

Perth- Amboy, May 26, 1763. 

To His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief, 
in and over the Province of NEW-JERSEY, and Vice- Ad- 
miral in the same &c. 

The humble ADDRESS of His MAJESTY'S Council of the 
Province of NEW-JERSEY. 

We His Majesty's Council for the Province of New- 
Jersey, congratulate your Excellency on your Appoint- 
ment to the Government of this Province, and on your 
safe Arrival in it. 

The Knowledge your Excellency has of the People of 
this Province, renders it needless in us to give you any 
Assurances of our Hopes of your Happiness in your Gov- 
ernment: It is our Inclination, as well as our Duty, to 
render your Situation here agreeable to yourself, and your 
Administration useful to the Publick. 

We most chearfully join in the general Joy on the Birth 
of the Prince of Wales, who we hope will inherit the Vir- 
tues, and live to enjoy the Crown, of his Ancestors. 

The Termination of a long and expensive War, by a 
Peace, that will ever be glorious in the British Annals, 
cannot but excite our sincere Veneration for the Wisdom 
of His Majesty's Councils, as well as our utmost Grati- 
tude to Divine Providence, for so happily restoring Peace 
and Tranquility to the whole Christian World. 

By Order of the Council 

Perth-Amboy, June 3 Robert H. Morris. 

1763. 



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To which His EXCELLENCY was pleased to make the fol- 
lowing ANSWER 
Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, 

I ACCEPT with Thanks this obliging Address. As I have 
nothing more at Heart than to see this Province flourish- 
ing and happy under my Government, it cannot but give 
me particular Pleasure to find that I may expect the As- 
sistance of Gentlemen of your distinguished Abilities and 
Zeal for His Majesty's Service. 

To His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, and Governor in Chief, in and over 
His MAJESTY'S Province of NEW-JERSEY, and Territories 
thereon depending, in America, Chancellor and Vice Ad- 
miral in the same &c. 
The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of the said 

Province in General Assembly convened. 
May it please your EXCELLENCY 

We, His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Rep- 
resentatives of New-Jersey, in General Assembly con- 
vened, beg Leave to congratulate your Excellency on 
your Appointment to, and safe Arrival in, this Govern- 
ment. 

Under the Disappointment of so unexpectedly and sud- 
denly parting with an Administration that, in Governor 
Hardy, was disinterested, candid and benevolent; it is a 
Matter of great Satisfaction, to behold in your Excellency 
a Successor, from whose Knowledge of our Circum- 
stances, and kind Approbation of our Conduct hitherto, 
we have reason to hope for a Continuation of every do- 
inestick and publick Happiness in the Power of a Gover- 
nor to bestow, consistent with the Trust reposed in him; 
and no other we presume will be looked for; not will any 



196 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Endeavours of ours be wanting, to render your Adminis- 
tration easy and happy. We acknowledge the Instance of 
Regard shewn to our private Affairs, in postponing the 
Meeting of the House to a Time of general Convenience; 
and having now the Pleasure of receiving your Excel- 
lency's Congratulations on the two important Events, the 
Birth of the Prince, and the Establishment of Peace, most 
heartily join in the Joy they occasion. 

The general Advantages of the Peace are entirely to our 
Satisfaction, we believe, beyond Example, glorious. And 
when we consider the Difficulties attending the Neighbour- 
hood of Canada, and its Dependencies, the Terrors of their 
repeated Inroads and Encroachments from the Beginning; 
but above all, the alarming savage Cruelties, we find our- 
selves unable to be sufficiently thankful for the Superin- 
tendency of that Part, which being so near us, falls more 
immediately within our own Observation, and are at a 
Loss which, under Providence, most to admire; the Wis- 
dom that planned, the Power that executed, or Firmness 
that retained a Conquest of such immense national Value, 
and which to us on the Continent also smooths the Hard- 
ships of a Country in a great Part Wilderness, and amidst 
the Struggles of heavy Debts, and a new Settlement, gives 
the cheering Hope of future Tranquility. Ages to come 
will rejoice in the happy Event; and we trust the Recom- 
pense to our Mother Country will prove unfailing Returns 
of Wealth and Gratitude, in a Manner not now easily fore- 
seen. 

Considering the present Expence of living, we have 
augmented the Support of Government. 

Such new Laws as were immediately wanted, have now 
been gone into ; others, no Doubt, for the Improvement of 
Roads, Creeks and Rivers, and the Promotion of the Com- 
merce, may be wanted, and at proper Times will not fail 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 97 

to engage our Attention; and we thank your Excellency 
for mentioning them to us, and the Assurances you have 
been pleased to give us concerning them. 

To which His EXCELLENCY was pleased to give the fol- 
lowing ANSWER 

Mr. SPEAKER, and Gentlemen of the House of REPRE- 
SENTATIVES 

It affords me great Pleasure to find that His Majesty's 
Appointment of me to this Government is so much to your 
Satisfaction 

I return you many Thanks for your kind Congratula- 
tions ; and do assure you, that whatever you have granted 
for the Support of Government shall, so far as relates to 
myself, be made use of for the Honor and Credit of the 
Province. 

At a Convention of the CLERGY of the Church of Eng- 
land, at Perth- Amboy, in New-Jersey, the 3ist of May, 
the following Address was presented, viz. 

To His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His 
MAJESTY'S Province of NEW-JERSEY, and Territories 
thereon depending, in America, Chancellor and Vice Ad- 
miral in the same. 

May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

We the Clergy of the Church of England, in the Prov- 
ince of New- Jersey, beg Leave to take this first Oppor- 
tunity, which our dispersed Situation has admitted of, to 
present to your Excellency our very sincere Congratula- 
tions on your Appointment to the Government of this 
Province, and on you and your Lady's safe Arrival 
amongst us. 



198 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

As the Church of England has always distinguished 
itself by its Loyalty and Obedience to the civil Authority, 
we trust it will at all Times, be deemed worthy, in this 
Province, of the Esteem and Protection of His Majesty's 
Governors. This we have had the Happiness to experi- 
ence under several of your Excellency's Predecessors, and 
hope to enjoy under the Administration of a Gentleman, 
whose qualifications and Accomplishments for Govern- 
ment have been represented to us in so amiable a Light. 

We therefore beg Leave to recommend the Church of 
England in this Province to your Excellency's Patronage, 
and to assure you that we will contribute, as far as our 
Influence extends, to render your Administration agreer 
able and happy. 

Signed by Order of the Clergy, 

SAMUEL CooKE. 1 

To which His EXCELLENCY was pleased to return the 
following ANSWER. 

So very obliging an Address from Gentlemen of your 
respectable Character, merits my most sincere and hearty 
Thanks. 

It is with Truth I can assure you, that were it not my 
Duty, it would nevertheless be my Inclination, not only 
to patronize and protect the Church of England in this 
Province, but to afford the Clergy of it every Assistance 
in my Power 

Just published, and to be sold by WILLIAM DUNLAP, at 
the Newest Printing-Office, on the South Side of the Jer- 
sey-Market, Philadelphia, 

AN APPEAL from the SYNOD of New- York and Phila- 
delphia, to the CHRISTIAN WORLD, relating to the CEN- 
SURE and SENTENCE of the said SYNOD, in their last Ses- 

iFor sketch of the Rev. Samuel Cooke, see N. J. Archives, XX., 636. 



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sion at Philadelphia, against the REV. SAMUEL MARKER, 
Pastor of the Church at Black River, in East Jersey. 
Written by himself. 

To be SOLD 

A Plantation, containing upwards of 220 Acres of 
Land, in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, in 
West- Jersey, within two Miles of Bordentown, one Mile 
from a good Landing on Crosswick's Creek, and a Mile 
and an Half from a Grist-mill. There are about 90 Acres 
of cleared Upland, and 10 Acres of good Meadow, all 
within Fence, the rest of the Land is well timbered, and 
whereon a great Quantity of rich mowing Ground may 
be easily made. There is on the said Place, a good Dwell- 
ing-house, with a Well of good Water by the Door; a 
new Barn, and other convenient Outhouses, and an Orch- 
ard of upwards of 150 bearing Apple Trees, all of good 
Fruit; the Whole is well watered, and pleasantly situated, 
and may be entered on in a short Time after the Sale. Any 
Person inclining to purchase, may be informed of the Title 
and Terms of Sale, by applying to William Steward, liv- 
ing on the Premises. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1799, June 1 6, 1763. 

Nezv-York, June 20. On Tuesday last the New- York 
Light-House and Publick Lottery began drawing at Mr. 
Burns's Long Room; since which the following Numbers 
turn'd up high Prizes, viz. 

Numbers 7084, and 2864, 1000 each. 

Number 7057, 500. 

Numbers 9866, 3874, 4652, and 2741, 200 each. 

Numbers 7496, and 4627, 100 each. 

Last Tuesday Morning, departed this Life, after a few 
Days Illness; aged about 78 Years, the Honourable ARCH- 



200 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

IBALD KENNEDY/Esq; His Majesty's Receiver General of 
the Province of New- York, and Collector of the Customs 
of this Port. He had been for many Years of His Maj- 
esty's Council of this Province, which some Months ago 
he resign'd on Account of his Age and other Employ- 
ments. He was a Gentleman who always sustained a fair 
and amiable Character, and his Death is universally 
lamented by all his Acquaintance. The New York Ga- 
zette, June 20, 1763. 

STOLEN or stray'd out of the Pasture of Abraham Bon- 
nel, on the twentieth of May at Night, in Kingwood Hun- 
terdon County of West New-Jersey, a Strawberry rone 
Mare, neither Brand nor Ear Mark, Paces, Trots and Gal- 
lops well, something better than fourteen Hands high. 
Any Person that will take up said Mare and bring her to 
the Owner, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS, and if out of 
the Province FORTY SHILLINGS Reward, and reasonable 

Charges paid, by 

Abraham Bonnel. 

Run-away last Night, from the Ship Sarah, a young 
Negro Man named Jack, about 6 feet high, very slim 
make, a very smooth Face, his Eyes bloodshed, is a Native 
of Guadaloupe, formerly belonged to Mr. Pencil of that 
Island, speaks tolerable good English : Had on a brown 
Fustian Frock trimmed with red, a white Shirt, black 
Stock, Buckskin Breeches, wears Shoes with brass Buck- 
les, and light blue worsted Stockings, and sometimes 

i Archibald Kennedy was a Scotch gentleman, a lawyer by profes- 
sion, who was complimented with the freedom of New York, by the 
corporation of that town, July 25, 1710. iV. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll., 1885, 464. 
In 1727, on the recommendation of Governor Burnet, he was appointed 
a member of the Council of the Province of New York, in which body 
he served until 1761, much of the time as Speaker. Journal*, passim. 
He was Receiver-General of the same Province, 1722-54; Collector of 
New York in 1758. In 1724 he acquired a tract of 383 acres at Bergen. 
He died June 14, 1763, and left two children Archibald and Catharin.-. 
The former became a distinguished officer in the British Navy, and in 
1792 succeeded to the Earldom of Cassilis. A'. J. Archives, IX., 460, note. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2QI 

white Ditto; he has a green Waistcoat and one the same 
as his Frock. Whoever brings the said Negro to Messrs. 
Willing and Morris, or on board the said Ship, shall have 
FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

THOMAS DIXON. 

N. B. He was at Gloucester all Sunday Night. It is 
supposed he is gone to New- York. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1072, June 23, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Grey 
Hound, J. Hazzlewood, from Salem New-Jersey. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1073, June 30, 1763. 

Lately published, and to be sold by W. DUNLAP, at the 
Newest Printing-Office, on the South Side of the Jersey 
Market, Price Two Shillings and Nine-pence; 

PREDESTINATION consistent with GENERAL LIBERTY : 
OR THE SCHEME OF THE COVENANT OF GRACE. In which 
will be handled, The Nature and Extensiveness of the 
Covenant; the Decrees of Election and Reprobation; effi- 
cacious Grace, and a probationary State. . . . First, 
the Covenant, i. It is purely a gracious Covenant. 2. 
All Men are included in it. 3. It is conditional. 4. There 
must be Life, or no Covenant. 5. The Holy Ghost, a new 
Heart, and Remission of Sins, are promised to all the 
human Race. 6. The Condition must be possible to all, 
or no Condition at all. 7. Regenerating Grace is prom- 
ised to the Faith and Endeavourers of unregenerate Men. 
8. Influences to change the Heart, are the Purchase of 
CHRIST. . . . Secondly, The Decrees of Election and 
Reprobation are certain and definite. Thirdly, Efficacious 
Grace is necessary to Regeneration and Justification, from 
which none can fall. . . . Fourthly, A Possibility of 



202 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Falling, always necessary to a probationary State, for Re- 
generation, Justification, Eternal Life, or any Thing else. 

By SAMUEL MARKER. * 

Minister of the Gospel at Black River, in New-Jersey 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1800, June 23, 
1763. 

List of the fortunate Numbers in the NEW-JERSEY 

PROVINCIAL LOTTERY, drawn at Burlington 

Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1800, 
June 23, 1763. 

New-York, June 27. By a Boat which came in Wed- 
nesday, we are informed, that they saw a small Vessel, 
supposed to be a Coaster from Barnagat, loaded with 
Plank and Lumber, on shore on the Beach off Shrewsbury, 
near Shark River; she had lost her Mast, and was sup- 
posed to have been cast away on Saturday or Monday last. 
Two drowned Men, and several Women's Clothes, were 
driven on Shore, but no papers by which it could be known 
what Vessel she was, or where she belonged. 

His Excellency Governor FRANKLIN, of New-Jersey, 
came to Town since our last. 

To be Sold at Publick Vendue, 

On Thursday the 8th of September next, between the 
Hours of One and Five in the Afternoon, 

A Very good Farm and Dwelling House, with the 
Mills, Bolting-House, Bake-House, and Store- 
House, at Second River, adjoining Mr. Courtlandt's 
Mills : The Farm consists of about 160 Acres of Land, 
whereof about 100 Acres are clear'd, the remainder is 

iFor references to the Rev. Samuel Harker, see N. J. Archives, XX., 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2O3 

good Wood Land : On it is a good Stone Dwelling House 
45 Feet long, and 24 Feet wide, having three Rooms on a 
Floor, a good Cellar and Cellar Kitchen under it, and a 
good Barn, Garden, and Well near it. Opposite the 
House stands the Mill on Second-River, a most plentiful 
Stream in the driest Season : It is two Stories high, 63 
Feet long, and 21 Feet broad, and has three pair of Stones 
in fine order : The Bolting-House adjoins it, which is two 
Stories high, 42 Feet long, and 21 Feet broad, has five 
good Bolts, is furnished with every thing necessary and 
convenient for the Bolting Business, and every Operation 
is carried on by Water ; near it is an excellent Stone Bake- 
House two Stories high, 32 Feet long, and 26 Feet broad, 
which has two very fine Ovens in it. The Store-House 
stands on the Bank of Pasaick River, about a Quarter of 
a Mile from the Mills, it is two Stories and a half high, 
56 Feet long, and 28 wide, at its Door a large Boat may 
load and unload. No Mill in the Province is better sit- 
uated, nor has greater Conveniences for the Bolting and 
Baking Business than the above: And as its Distance 
from the City of New- York is only about Ten Miles by 
Land, or Thirty Miles by Water, it can never want Em- 
ployment. The New York Gazette, June 27, 1763. 

TO BE SOLD, 

By Publick Venclue at ten o'Clock in the forenoon on 
Monday the 25th of July next on the Premises, 

Four Lots of Land, with three Dwelling-houses on the 
same, situated in Prince-Town, East New- Jersey, adjoin- 
ing the College to the Westward, and Land of George 
Campbell, Tavern keeper to the Northward, the above 
Lots are each of them under Post and Rail Fence. 

Any Person inclining to purchase before the Day of 
Sale, may know the Terms by applying to William 



2O4 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Sword, Merchant in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1073, June 30, 1763. 

CUSTOM-HOUSE, Philadelphia, INWARD ENTRIES 
Schooner David, C. Hopkins, Salem on Delaware. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1801, June 30, 1763. 

Scheme OF THE 

New- York SECOND Light-House and 
Publick Lottery, for the year 1763. 

THE first Lottery for raising Three Thousand 
Pounds for the Purposes above-mentioned, having, 
pursuant to an Act of the Legislature of this Colony, en- 
titled, An Act for raising Six Thousand Pounds, by Way 
of Lottery, for the Purposes therein mentioned, been 
drawn; the following is the Scheme for the Second Lot- 
tery; for raising the like Sum of Three Thousand 
Pounds; that is to say, The Lottery is to consist of 10,000 
Tickets at Forty Shillings each; whereof 1684 are to be 
fortunate. Subject to Fifteen per Cent. Deduction, viz. 

Total 

Prizes. Value of Each. Value. 

2 of 1000 are 2000 

4 500 2000 

8 200 1600 

10 100 1000 

30 50 1500 

50 20 1000 

\ i 5 i 500 

400 10 4000 

1080 5 5400 

1684 Prizes Makes 10,000 Tickets 

8316 Blanks at Forty Shillings 20,000 

The Drawing to commence on the First Day of Novem- 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

ber next, or as early before that Time as the Lottery is 
full; under the Inspection of the Members of the Corpora- 
tion of the City of New-York. 

TICKETS are to be had at the Dwelling Houses of Abra- 
ham Lott, jun. and Christopher Smith, who are appointed 
Managers, have given Security, and sworn faithfully to 
execute the Trust reposed in them. And as soon as the 
Drawing is finished, and the Books settled, the Numbers 
of the fortunate Tickets will be published in this Paper, 
and the Monies paid to the Possessors thereof. 

As a great Number of the Tickets are already engaged, 
the Managers have the greatest Reason to believe that the 
Lottery will be drawn some Weeks before the Time above 
appointed: It will therefore be necessary for all those 
who are desirous of becoming Adventurers, That they 
apply speedily, that they may not be debarred of having 
Chances, as was the case with many in the last Lottery. 

New- York, July 4, 1763. 

The New York Gazette, July 4, 1763. 

CUSTOM HOUSE, Philadelphia, INWARD ENTRIES Sloop 
Harlequin, J. Hickey, from Salem on Delaware. 

Run away the 2d Inst. from the Subscriber, living in 
Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, East-New-Jersey, 
A Servant Man, named John Richman, about 20 Years of 
Age, 5 Feet 10 Inches high, well-set and active : Had on 
when he went away, A new Felt Hat, blue Cloth Coat, 
brown Broadcloth Jacket, Leather Breeches, dark grey 
Yarn Stockings, two Pair of Shoes, one old and the other 
new, with Brass Buckles. Whoever takes up and secures 
said Servant, so that his Master may have him again, shall 
have Three Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by JOHN VOORHEES. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1802, July 7, 1763. 



206 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, 

New- York, July 5, 1763. 
. . . . The Rev. Wilhelmus Jackson, Bergen. . . . 

To BE SOLD, 

\ Plantation Whereon the Subscriber now dwells, 
./JL containing near 300 Acres of Land, more or less, 
well water'd and timber'd, with about the one-half cleared; 
there is on it a good large Dwelling House cover'd with 
Cedar, with a Kitchen, and a Well before the Door; also 
a good Barn cover'd with Cedar, a good Grist-Mill, with 
a constant Stream, lying in a fine Place for Custom ; there 
is also on it other useful Buildings, with about 20 Acres 
of good Meadow that produces yearly a great Burthen of 
Clover Hay, and a great Quantity more Meadow may be 
made; likewise there is on it two good Orchards of extra- 
ordinary Fruit, which yearly produces Apples enough to 
make upwards of 100 Barrels of Cyder; also a fine Piece 
of Salt Meadow that lies within a Mile of the fore-men- 
tioned Mill. It would be too tedious to set forth all the 
Advantages. The above Premises lies in Middletown, in 
the County of Monmouth, East New-Jersey, about a Mile 
from Shrewsbury River, nar the publick Landing, where 
a Quantity of Fish, Oysters, and Clams, are catcht in the 
Season. It is presumed it will suit a Merchant. Any Per- 
son inclining to purchase, may apply to ELIZABETH HOFF- 
MIRE, Widow, living on the Premises, who will give an 
indisputable Title for the same. The New York Gazette, 
July n, 1763. 

BROKE out of Salem Goal last Night, Martin Cornett 
about 22 years of Age, well set Fellow, of a very pale 

iThe Rev. Wilhelmus Jackson studied in Holland four years, and 
on returning to America was licensed in 1857 to preach, and was pastor 
of the Reformed Dutch churches of Bergen and Staten Island, 1757- 
1789. He died in 1813. He was noted as a powerful preacher, with a 
far-reaching voice, rivaling Whitefield as an open-air speaker. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2O? 

Countenance wore black Hair sometimes tied, an old Bea- 
ver Hat with a large Brim, a Cloth Coat of a lightish col- 
our with a lightish linen Homespun Holland Jacket, old 
blue plush Breeches, old worsted Stockings, an old pair of 
Shoes. Likewise John Harding Ottway, about five Feet 
four Inches high, has a stopage in his Speech as if he had 
a great Cold, wears bushy Hair something sandy, sup- 
posed to have on when he went away, a lightish coloured 
Coat Jacket and Breeches, all supposed to be of one piece. 
Whoever takes up and secures the said Run-aways in any 
Goal so as the Subscriber may have them again, shall have 
FIVE POUNDS Reward. FIFTY SHILLINGS if one of them, 
paid by 

JOSEPH BURROUGH, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1075, July 14, 
1763. 

Philadelphia, July n, 1763. 

All Persons indebted to the Estate of James Graisbury, 
Tanner, late of Newtown, Gloucester County, deceased, 
are requested to pay off their respective Debts; and those 
who have any Demands against said Estate, are desired 
to bring in their Accounts, in order to be adjusted and 
settled by JAMES AND JOSEPH GRAISBURY, Executors. 

The Subscriber having removed from Pennington, in 
the County of Hunterdon, and Province of New- Jersey, 
proposes to sell all his Interest there, consisting of several 
valuable Lots of Land, containing in the whole about 21 
Acres. On one of the Lots is a good Dwelling-house, 
Store and Smoak-house, with the other Conveniences 
requisite for Trade, and as they have been occupied in that 
Way, would suit any Person who is inclined to open a 
Country Store. The Situation is extremely good, as the 
Premises stand in the best Part of the Town, at the Cor- 



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ner of two great Roads, one leading from Trenton to Am- 
well, and the other from the River to Rocky-Hill. The 
other Lots are well adapted to accommodate the Purchaser 
of the Dwelling-house and Store, as they consist of 
Meadow, Pasture, and Woodland, in suitable Propor- 
tions. Any Person who is disposed to purchase, may ap- 
ply to the Subscriber, at Amwell, in the said County, near 
John Ringo's. 

JOSIAH FURMAN, jun. 

/ 

WHEREAS Application has been made by Petition, to the 

General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, respect- 
ing a Road or Bridge over Newton Creek, in the County 
of Gloucester; in Consequence of which, the Petitioners 
have Leave, by an Order of said House, to bring in a Bill 
to the next Sessions of General Assembly, to be held at 
Burlington, provided that publick Notice thereof be pub- 
lished in the Pennsylvania Gazette : These are therefore 
to notify whom it may concern, that the Petitioners in- 
tend to present their Bill, according to said Order of the 
House; and they that have any Thing to object, may at- 
tend the said House, and make their Objections. 

Burlington, July 5, 1763. 

The Subscriber having, for strong Reasons, left T. 
Powell, and procured a commodious Room, proposes to 
open School the nth of July, in which the following 
Branches of Literature will be taught, viz. Latin, French, 
English, Writing and Arithmetic, and the strictest At- 
tendance given: Having also provided Conveniences 
proper for Boarders; those who are inclined to put Chil- 
dren under his Tuition, will have, in all Probability, in a 
reasonable Time, the Satisfaction of finding them capable 
of conversing in the French Tongue, as he proposes to 
give frequent Lectures, and to render it familiar, by the 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 209 

constant Practice and Use of it in the Family. The En- 
( couragement of the Public in this useful Undertaking, 
shall be gratefully acknowledged in the closest Applica- 
tion to the Benefit of the Scholars, from their Friend 
WILLIAM WYATT FENTHAM, late Latin -Master in 
Thomas Powell's School. The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 1803, July 14, 1763. 

To be sold, on the Premises, on the fifth Day of Sep- 
tember next being the second Day of the Week (if not sold 
before at private Sale) A good Plantation, lying between 
Chever's and Goslin's Mills, in Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County, containing about 353 Acres, between 
40 and 50 Acres of Up-land cleared, about 25 Acres of 
Meadow fit for mowing, and 50 more may be easily made ; 
thereon are two small Dwelling and Out-houses, also two 
young Orchards. The said Plantation is well watered, 
lying on both sides of Raccoon Creek, where there is good 
Conveniency to build a Mill, being about 7 Miles from a 
Landing, and 20 from Gloucester. The Conditions will 
be made public at the Sale, or any Time before, by apply- 
ing to Christopher Marshall in Chestnut-street, Philadel- 
phia, or to John Ogg, on the Premises. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1803, July 14, 1763. 

WHEREAS ISAAC JOHNSON, formerly of the City of 
New- York, Shop-keeper, but late of the Nevesinks, 
deceased, did, by his Will, set at Liberty a Molatto Slave, 
called Thomas Jackson, and provided Security to render 
his Manumission effectual; but the Bond given for that 
Purpose hath been destroyed, and an unjust Attempt lately 
made to sell him at Vendue; which induced certain Per- 
sons, from Motives of Humanity, to indemnify the City 
or Place he may reside in, whereby his Freedom is per- 
fected : These are therefore to caution all Persons against 



210 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

purchasing the said Thomas, if he should again be offered 
to Sale. And Threats having been thrown out by Persons 
claiming the Estate of the said Isaac Johnson, that they 
would dispose of the said Thomas beyond Sea, all Masters 
of Vessels are prohibited from carrying him off, as they 
will answer it at their Peril, the Persons who have taken 
him into their Protection being resolved to procure him 
Justice. He is about 14 Years of Age, five Feet high, of 
a slender Make, born in this Country, and can read and 
write. The Neiv York Gazette, July 18, 1763. 

BORDEN TOWN STAGE, 

THE Publick is hereby informed that my Stage Boats 
is to tend on the days they formerly did, and that they 
will begin on Saturday, the 23d or Sunday the 24th In- 
stant, and from that time they shall sail from the Crooked 
Billet Wharff in Philadelphia every Saturday night or 
Sunday morning, and every Wednesday; Every thing in 
my power shall be done to make the Stage agreeable to 
Passengers, and for the dispatch of Goods. 

JOSEPH BORDEN Junr. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1076, July 21, 
1763. 

Perth- Amboy, July 22, 1763. This Day His Excellency 
our Governor, attended by the Corporation and principal 
Gentlemen of this Place, went in Procession to the Court 
House, where His Majesty's Proclamation of Peace was 
read and published in the usual Form. After which they 
return'd to His Excellency's, and drank the Health's of 
His Majesty, the Royal Family, &c. The New York Ga- 
zette, July 25, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Mar- 
gery, E. Nicholson, from Salem. The . Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1077, 



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Philadelphia, July 23, 1763. 

WHEREAS a certain John Henry Vanravenclare, on or 
about the Tenth of July inst. stole from the Commons of 
Philadelphia, a brown Horse, belonging to the Subscriber 
and sold him at public Vendue in the City of Burlington, 
by which I have been put to great Trouble and Expence : 
These are therefore to inform the Public, that I will give 
a Reward of Forty Shillings to any Person that shall ap- 
prehend and secure said Vanravenclare in any of his Maj- 
esty's Goals within this Province, that he may answer for 
his Demerits. He is a short thick-set Dutchman, of a 
dark Complexion, has lost the sight of his right Eye, wears 
a brown cut Wig, and black Jacket ; he pretends to be the 
Parson of a Dutch Congregation back of Lancaster, and 
is supposed to be gone that Way. As the Practice of 
Horse-stealing is of late become so frequent, it is hoped 
that every Member of the Community, and Lover of Jus- 
tice, will be vigilant and careful to detect such Villains. 

Philip Young. 

N. B. He can speak Latin and French well. 

To BE LETT 

A Commodious Smith's Shop, with two Forges, and 
two Setts of good Tools therein, and a convenient Dwell- 
ing-house near the said Shop, situate in Moore's-Town in 
the County of Burlington. The said Shop hath been car- 
ried on for near 20 Years past, and has always had Plenty 
of good Custom. The said House and Shop may be en- 
tered upon immediately; any Workman inclining to rent 
the same, either with or without the Tools, may be further 
informed as to the Terms, by applying to JOHN Cox, liv- 
ing in said Moore's-Town. 

To BE SOLD, 
A TRACT of Land, containing 750 Acres, with the usual 



212 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Allowance for Highways, situate in Sussex County, in 
West-New-Jersey, on a Branch of Delaware, called Po- 
kattekung, about 40 Miles above Trenton, well watered, 
and well timbered, with a considerable Quantity of Swamp 
on both Sides of a Stream of Water, sufficient for a Mill, 
suitable for Meadow, which may be watered by Streams 
issuing out of the Mountains on both Sides. Any Person 
inclining to purchase the Whole, or a Part, may be in- 
formed of the Title and Terms of Sale, by applying to 
ISAAC ANDREWS, living near Woodbury Creek, in Glou- 
cester County. 

To be sold by public Vendue on the 2Oth Day of August, 
on the Premises, a good and commodious three Story 
Dwelling-house, situated on the East-side of the upper 
End of King-street, in the Borough of Trenton, Hunter- 
don County, New-Jersey, with a Lot of Land, thereto be- 
longing, extending from King-street to Queen-street, con- 
taining 40 Feet Front on each of said Streets. Said 
House stands well for any public Business, either for a 
Merchant's Store, for which it is well fitted up, or for a 
Tavern, as it is at present, and known by the Sign of the 
King of Prussia. 

Also at the same Time and Place, will be sold sundry 
Sorts of Household Goods, several Sorts of Paints and 
other Things. The Conditions will be made known at the 
Time of Sale, and Attendance given, by 

JULIUS EWA.V. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1805, July 28, 
1763- 

To BE SOLD, 

THE late Dwelling House of Col. JOSIAH OGDEN T , 
at Newark, being built of Free-stone, two and a 
half Story high, has six good Rooms and Fire-places, be- 



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sides a Kitchen with a Garden and Barn, and also about 
four Acres of very good Mowing or Pasture Land, with 
an Orchard thereon of choice Fruit lying near said House, 
which is pleasantly situated at the most publick Landing 
in Newark, and very suitable for a Store-keeper or Mer- 
chant. Whoever inclines to purchase the same, may ap- 
ply to David Ogden and Isaac Longworth, at Newark, 
and to Dr. Jacob Ogden, of Jamaica, on Long-Island, or 
to either of them, who will agree for the same. 
Newark, July 26, 1763. 

RUN away from his Bail on Monday the i8th of July 
^^ last at Night, one Cornelius Campbell, aged about 
26 Years, of a brownish Complexion, about 5 Feet 2 
Inches high, some-thing pitted with the Small-pox, a 
Weaver by Trade, has long black Hair tied behind, thin 
visaged : Had on when he went away, a half-worn Castor 
Hat, brownish Silk Camblet Coat with a Cape, a Crimson 
Velvet Vest, the Back Parts Scarlet, Buff colour d Stock- 
ing Breeches, stain' d much with Liquor, white Cotton 
Stockings, old Pumps, with odd Buckles in them, sings a 
very good Song, something inclin'd to Liquor, rides an 
old white Horse, a common hunting Saddle without Hous- 
ings, pretends to understand riding and keeping of Race 
Horses; has also a blue Surtout Coat with him. Who- 
ever takes up said Campbell, and secures him in any Gaol 
in the Province of New-Jersey, shall receive the Sum of 
Three pounds Reward, paid by me 

JOSEPH STONE BANKS. 
Pile's Grove, Salem County, July 23, 1763. 
The Neiv York Gazette, August i, 1763. 

NEW- YORK, August i. 
We hear the Dublin man of war, who is at anchor at the 



214 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

outside of the Hook, is to sail for England this Day or 
to-morrow. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1078, Au- 
gust 4, 1763. 



Extract from To the PUBLIC. 






The humble Representation of FREDERICK ROTHEN- 
BUHLER, Minister of the High Dutch Reformed 
Church in Philadelphia. 

As I find my Character misrepresented in the Gazette 
of June 23d; .... 

.... But those Papers being unfortunately lost as 
I was almost ready to sail for New- York, to make up this 
Loss, and for a further Recommendation I requested, and 
readily had a Certificate from the following Ministers in 
London, who saw all those Papers and Testimonials, the 
Original of which Certificate is lodged with Mr. Hall; 
and here follows the Translation. 

To the benevolent Reader Prosperity ! 

"The Bearer hereof, the Reverend Mr. Frederick Roth- 
enbuhler, a Citizen of Bern, has fully satisfied us the Sub- 
scribers, by undeniable Certificates from the Ministers and 
Professors of the College in the City of Bern, that having 
there finished his Academical Studies, he was lawfully 
ordained to the Work of the Gospel Ministry in the Year 
1752. Coming to Holland last Year, he preached fre- 
quently for the Space of ten Months in French and High 
Dutch, both at the Hague and in Amsterdam; and there 
he was advised by Men of great Reputation both in the 
Republic and the Church, who knew his Learning and 
Qualifications, to devote his Talents to the Service of the 
Church of Christ in North America. 

"In Obedience to their good Counsels, he procured 
from his native Country new Testimonials of his minis- 
terial Character and good Behaviours for this Purpose; 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 215 

and he likewise brought to us, to London many Letters of 
Recommendation, and some to Gentlemen in New- York, 
particularly to Mr. Van Harlingen, and to the Reverend 
Mr. Lydt of New-Brunswick; all which public Testi- 
monials and Letters of Recommendation we have seen or 
have now in our Hands. As he lost some of his Papers, 
going aboard the Ship York, and was uncertain whether 
he might ever recover them, he requested us to certify 
this Circumstance, and what we know of his Conduct and 
Character. 1 .... 

Custom-House, .Philadelphia,' Entered In. Schooner 
Diana, J. Philips, from Salem, Delaware. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1078, August 4, 1763. 

All Persons, having any Demands against the Estate of 
John Hughes, late of Cape May, deceased, are desired to 
bring in their Accounts, in order that they may be settled ; 
and those that are indebted to said Estate are requested 
to discharge the same. 

MARTHA HUGHES, Administratrix. 

To BE SOLD 

Two Plantations, both in Deerfield Township, Cum- 
berland County, in West Jersey, within one Mile of a 
Presbyterian Church, pleasantly situated on the Road 
from Cohansey to Gloucester, and adjoining Fithian 
Stratton's Plantation, where he now lives. One of said 
Plantations containing 100 Acres of exceeding good Land, 
with some Meadow ; 60 Acres of said Land is cleared, and 
in good Fence, with a good Frame House and Kitchen, a 
good Brick Well of Water near the Door, a large Frame 

i Frederick Rothenbuhler was born at Berne, Switzerland, in 1726, 
ordained in 1752, preached at The Hague and Amsterdam, 1759-60, was 
pastor of a German Reformed church in London, 1760-61, of a similar 
church in New York, 1761-62, and in Philadelphia, 1762-65; died 1766. 



2l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Barn, an Apple Orchard of very jgood Fruit, and a Peach 
Orchard, both of which bear very well. The Title indis- 
putable. . . . The other Plantation containing 42 
Acres of exceeding good Land, 12 of which is lately 
cleared, and in good Fence, with a new Frame House, 
with two Rooms and a Cellar, a young Apple Orchard, 
and a good Well near the Door; it is very convenient for 
a Tradesman, and may be entered on immediately. The 
Title indisputable. Any Person inclining to purchase 
either of said Plantations may be informed of the Terms, 
by applying to FITHIAN STREATTON, near the Premises, 
or Isaac Harris, at Cape May. 

New-Jersey, Somerset County, August I, 1763. 
Last Night absconded from Jacob Vanderveer, a Ser- 
vant Man, named Johan Gotfreit Kritner, about 28 
Years of Age, a middle-sized Man : Had on when he went 
away, a grey Plush Jacket, the Back and Sleeves of 
which are of Cloth, and of another Colour; grey Plush 
Breeches, Trousers, Shirt, good Shoes and Hat, and blue 
Worsted Stockings : He is somewhat of a fair Complex- 
ion, has brown Hair a little curled, blue Eyes, walks with 
his Head a little downward, his Feet broad over the Toes, 
speaks broken English, has followed the Seas, and has 
good Education. Whoever apprehends the said Servant, 
so that his Master may have him again, shall have Four 
Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, New Jersey 
Currency, paid by 

JACOB VANDERVEER 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1806, August 4, 
1763. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office in Phil- 
adelphia. 

Thomas Anderson, New-Jersey. William B. Brown, 
Salem. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2 I/ 

Thomas Crown, New-Jersey Thomas Cooper, Mount- 
holly. 

Thomas Douglass, Crosswicks, Peter Darling, Salem 
County. 

John Denny and Widow Donnald, in Cumberland 
County. 

John Estaugh, Haddonfield. Samuel Hylle, Cumber- 
land County 

William Wood, Somerset County. Samuel Johnson, 
New Jersey. 

Thomas Kirk, Cumberland County James Lenard, 
Kingston. 

Benjamin Lardner (2) Cross Roads. William Magee, 
New Jersey. 

John Pcag, Salem County. Nathan Shaw, Cumber- 
land County 

Caspar Smith and Michael Shaffer in New Jersey. 

Joseph Wilson and Hannah Ward in New Jersey. 

Samuel Young, Mill Creek. 

To BE SOLD, 

A TRACT of 334 Acres of Land, in the Township of 
Hopewell, and County of Hunterdon, New Jersey, about 
seven Miles from Trenton, adjoining the Lands of Will- 
iam Lister, Garret Johnson and others. There is on it a 
Dwelling-house, and above 100 Acres cleared, and in 
Fence, which is chiefly strong Wheat Land, and now 
rented by Daniel Severns. The rest of the Tract hath 
Abundance of Wood upon it, and some Meadow may be 
easily got into Order. The Title is clear. It has a large 
Front, with a bold Shore, and fine Prospect on the River 
Delaware. The Purchaser may have several Years to pay 
the greatest Part of the Money. For further Particulars, 
enquire of JOHN SMITH/ in Burlington. 

iFor a sketch of John Smith, see N. J. Archives, X., 231, note. 



2l8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

N. B. It may be conveniently divided into two or three 
Parts. 

Strayed or stolen, on the 3Oth of June last, from the 
Subscriber, living at John Kay's Mill, near Haddonfield, 
in Gloucester County, a black Mare, about 14 Hands 3 
Inches high, paces chiefly, but can trot, no brand nor nat- 
ural Marks that are known, her Mane cut to a Comb on 
the near Side. Whoever takes up the said Mare, and 
brings her to said Mill, shall have Thirty Shillings Re- 
ward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

Joseph Howard. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1806, August 4, 
1763. 



should not a Fool have his Work done for 
his Money as well as a Wise Man ? 

(The following came WELL RECOMMENDED; and is, 
to a Tittle, agreeable to Copy.) 

P. Amboy ^ \ Little time since we was Entertain'd 
N. Jersey, j /~\ at a Large meeting of the head men 
of a Corporation with some of the Most Unmerciful hard 
words we Ever heard in our Lives, vizt. 

Congratulatory Deprived Remote Residence. 

Cordiality Tribute Approach Accurate Sen- 
timents. 

Discernment Strains Unmeaning Ceremony. 
Delusive Object Eminence Felicity. 
Munificence Attracted Accomplishment. 
Lustre Worth Dazzling Commencement. 
Suffrage Martial Splender Terminated. 
Testimony Personal Merit Distinguished. 
Brilliant AEra Adaquate Pages Revolution. 
Series Bassis T.eritory Acquisition. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2IQ 

Internal Repose Domestick Harmony. 

Unruffled Jarrs Discord Litigation Salutary. 

Effectuate Political Amplest Dissention. 

Judicial Decisions Unquestionably Completion. 

Inflexable Prerogatives Constitutional Indul- 
gence. 

Conciliate Unlimitted Insinuations Malevolence. 

Misrepresentations Amiable Emolument. 

Loyalty Invincible Prompt. 

Reality Evince. 

Ardent Igno ranee . 

So after Meeting We went to Ask the Minister what 
they meant, he told us he did not rightly understand them 
all, but there was Strife Quarreling Spite fall out 
Disagree not to be Conquered Not to be bended and 
he Supposed the rest was the like, and so we went home 
Satisfied That it was not Popery, nor Treason. The 
New York Gazette, August 8, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Sally, 
E. Bissell, from Salem on Delaware. Sloop Patsey Hill, 
T. Coursey, from Salem, Delaware. 

Cleared. Sloop Jolly Robin, W. Hudson, to Amboy. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1079, August n, 1763. 

PHILADELPHIA, August n 

By His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, and Governor in Chief in and over the 
Province of New- Jersey, and Territories thereon depend- 
ing, in America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral in the 
same, &c. 

A PROCLAMATION 

Whereas it hath pleased Almighty GOD, the Giver of 



220 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

all good Gifts, to grant Success to the Endeavours of our 
most gracious Sovereign, for putting a Period to the Hor- 
rors and Devastations of War, by the Establishment of a 
general Peace among the Princes of Europe, and particu- 
larly between His Majesty and His Most Christian Maj- 
esty the French King, and His Most Catholic Majesty 
the King of Spain: A Peace founded in Wisdom and 
Moderation, which has fully accomplished the great End 
for which the War was undertaken, and is beyond Ex- 
ample adapted for extending the Commerce, increasing 
the Strength, and promoting the Happiness, of the British 
Nation. These invaluable Blessings, and the effectual 
Security, which is now given to the Protestant Interest, so 
much endangered during the Course of the War, demand 
the most fervent Acknowledgements, and Acts of Grati- 
tude, to that Divine Being, who is the Author of Peace and 
Lover of Concord. 

That this most necessary and inclispensible Duty may 
be the more solemnly discharged, I Do in Pursuance of 
His Majesty's Commands to me for that Purpose, ordain 
and appoint, that Thursday, the 25th of this Month, be 
set apart and observed as a Day of public Prayer and 
Thanksgiving, by all His Majesty's Subjects throughout 
this Colony; exhorting them to prostrate themselves on 
that Day before the Throne of Grace; and, with the ut- 
most Humiliation and Fervency, to return Thanks to 
Almighty GOD, for the great Blessings of Peace, and to 
implore his divine Protection and Favour for the future. 

And I do recommend it to the Ministers and Preachers 
of the Gospel, to compose Sermons suitable to this solemn 
Occasion and require them to give due Notice of this 
Proclamation to their respective Congregations. 

Given under my Hand, and seal at Arms, at the City of 
Burlington, this Eighth Day of August, in the Year of 



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our Lord, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty- 
three. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN 
By His Excellency's Command, 
CHARLES READ, Secretary. 

GOD Save the KING. 

Broke out of the common Goal of the County of Som- 
erset, in the Night of the 28th of June last, a certain 
Michael Sullivan, a middle sized Man, about five Feet, 
five or six Inches high, with short brown Hair, and a red- 
ish Beard; had on when he went off, an old Hat, an old 
brown Vest and Trousers, but no Shoes nor Stockings. 
Whoever will apprehend the said Fellow, shall be well re- 
warded for their Trouble, by 

GEORGE REMER or WILLIAM MILLAN, Goaler. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1807, August n, 
1763. 

New-York, August 15. His Excellency Governor 
Franklin, has issued a Proclamation, dated the 8th In- 
stant, appointing Thursday the 25th of this Month, to be 
observed as a Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving through- 
out New-Jersey Government. 

The ELIZABETH-TOWN 

FREE MASONS Plate 
Of Twenty Pounds Value, 

TO be RUN for in the Field of John Vander Belt, 
on the South Side of Staten-Island, on Tuesday 
the Fourth Day of October next, (being the first Day of 
the Elizabeth-Town Fair) by any Horse, Mare, or Geld- 
ing, {whose 1 blooded only excepted) to carry Nine Stone, 
the best of Three Heats, Three Miles each Heat, Three 

i those. 



222 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Pounds for each. The Owner of each Horse, Mare, or 
Gelding, must enter them the Day before, and pay unto 
Mr. Thomas Dongan, or Jacob Vander Belt, the Sum of 
Twenty Shillings for each. The Entrance Money to be 
run for the next Day, by all but the winning Horse of the 
preceding Day, and those distanced. Those that neglect 
to enter till the Day of Running, must pay double En- 
trance at the Stake. Not less than three will be permitted 
to start for the above Plate. All Disputes that may arise 
shall be determined by three Master Masons, 1 who are ap- 
pointed for that Purpose. The Neiv York Gazette, Au- 
gust 15, 1763. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Betsey, 
W. Carlisle, from Salem, Delaware. 

Cleared. Sloop Benjamin, T. Dewick, to Amboy. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1080, August 18, 1763. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD 

Run away from the Subscriber, on the I4th of this in- 
stant August, living in Gloucester County, an Irish Ser- 
vant Man, named James Martin, about 27 Years of Age, 
5 Feet 6 Inches high; he has shortish brown Hair, and a 
sprightly Countenance, and has been used to County 
Business ;. Had on and took with him when he went away, 
a brown Bearskin Coat, Jacket and Breeches, one under 
green Jacket without Sleeves, an old Beaver Hat with 
white Lining, a check Shirt, one white Ditto, a Pair of old 
Trowsers, and a Pair of Shoes, with Brass Buckles. 
Whoever takes up said Servant, and secures him, so that 

iSt. John's Lodge, of Newark, was chartered in 1761. At the celebra- 
tion of St. John the Baptist's day, June 24, 1762, by the St. John's 
Grand Lodge, of Massachusetts, a deputation was granted to Jonathan 
Hampton, a prominent citizen of Elizabethtown, to constitute a Lodge 
at that place, by the name of Temple Lodge, No. 1. It was organized 
and did some work, but no records of the Lodge are known to exist, 
t is hardly probable that the horse race advertised was under the 
auspices of the Lodge, but the advertisement indicates that the Lodge 
was in existence, and that Masonry was active, in the town in the 
bummer of 1763. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 223 

his Master may have him again, shall receive the above 
Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by me 

JOHN ESTAUGH HOPKINS. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forewarned not to 
carry him off at their Peril. 

Notice is hereby given, That the Subscriber, living in 
Third-street, a few Doors above Race-street, near the Sign 
of the Three Reapers, has provided convenient Stage 
Wagons, which go from Philadelphia to Trenton Ferry 
every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and there 
deliver Goods and Passengers to other Stage Waggons, 
which are carried to Brunswick, and from thence to Eliza- 
beth Town or Amboy, as the Passengers may chuse. All 
those who are pleased to favour him with their Employ, 
may depend on being faithfully served by 

JONATHAN BILES. 

N. B. The Stage Days will be only on Mondays and 
Thursdays from the First of October next, during the 
Winter. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1808, August 
18, 1763. 

Boston, August. 15. We hear that the Province of 
Pennsylvania has received out of the Parliament Grant 
of 1761, the Sum of 10,947 and the Colony of Connecti- 
cut the sum of 3619-125. Stirling, more than their Pro- 
portion, as appeared by General Amherst's Return, which 
they are to refund to the six other Colonies as follows, 
viz. 

To Massachusetts-Bay, 1858-00 
To New-Hampshire, 673-03 

To Rhode-Island, 2541-15 

To New- York, 5812-10 

To New-Jersey, 2338-08 

To Virginia, I343" 12 



224 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

To be Sold at Public Vendue, at the Premises, at Rar- 
itan River, on Monday the 26th Day of September next, 
at Ten o' Clock in the Forenoon, 

The Grist-Mill of CORNELIUS and JOHN TUNISON, she 
is new built, with two Pair of Stones, also about 50 Acres 
of very good Land mostly Meadow, with a very good 
House and Barn, a very fine Merchant's Shop, and Coop- 
er's Shop, and is one of the best Mills in America for 
Country or Merchant's Work, and likewise one of the 
best Places for Trade. Scows that will carry 100 Barrels 
may go from the Mill Door in a small Freshet to New- 
Brunswick, or Landing. 

N. B. Any Person inclining to purchase the above 
Premises, may know the Conditions of Sale, by applying 
to said Cornelius and John Tunison, on the Premises, 
where due Attendance will be given. The New York 
Gazette, August 22, 1763. 

Extract of a Letter from Niagara, July 25, 1763. 

" Since my last a Man, of the New-Jersey Provincials, 
belonging to this Garrison, was scalped within a Mile and 
a Half of the Fort, as he was going Express to Fort 
Schlosser, a Place about 18 Miles from hence, and where 
they embark, after having crossed the Portage." 

To be sold by the Subscriber, living in Burlington, a 
Tract of Land, containing 100 Acres, situate in the 
Township of Bethlehem, in the County of Hunterdon, 
and Province of New Jersey, on the South Side of Mus- 
conetcong River, and is bounded by Land surveyed to 
Samuel Barker, William Henry, and Jonathan Wright, 
now Thomas Leak's. Any Person or Persons inclining 
to purchase the same, may know the Terms, by applying 
to 

JOHN SCATTERGOOD. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 225 

To BE SOLD, 

A House and Lot of Land, pleasantly situated in the 
City of Burlington, adjoining on Pearl and Fourth 
Streets and on the River Delaware. The House is Brick, 
two Stories high, two Rooms on a Floor, and a good 
Brick Kitchen to the same, with an extraordinary good 
Well of Water in the Yard. Any Person inclining to 
purchase the same, may know the Terms by applying to 
Rachel Versee, at the next Door, or to the Subscriber, in 
Bordentown. 

John Taylor. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1809, August 25, 

1763- 

. t 

Newark, August 24, 1763. 

To be Sold at Publick Vendue, on the Premises, on 
Monday the Twelfth Day of September next, to begin at 
Two of the Clock in the Afternoon. 

THE late Dwelling House of Col. JOSIAH OGDEN, 
at Newark, Gardens, Barn, and Water Lot adjoin- 
ing: The House is built of Freestone, two and a Half 
Story high ; has six good Rooms and Fire-places, besides 
Kitchen. It is pleasantly situated on Passaick River, at 
the most publick Landing of said Town ; very convenient 
for a Store : When will also be sold, a Lot of exceeding 
good Land near said House, containing about four Acres, 
having a good Orchard thereon; one Chaise, one Chair, 
a good Chair Horse; with sundry other Things. The 
Title of said real Estate is indisputable. The New York 
Gazette, August 29, 1763. 

TO BE SOLD, 

A Very valuable plantation, or tract of land, containing 
about 600 acres, situate in Gloucester county, west New- 

15 



226 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Jersey, distant about 10 miles from Philadelphia, and 3 
miles from Haddon Field; 500 acres of said tract is ex- 
ceeding well timber'd, the greater part being choice sap- 
pling Hickery; the remaining 100 acres is cleared, and 
consists of meadow, orchard, and ariable land, now in 
tenure of Jeremiah Jones. The whole is well water'd, 
and the soil very fertile. The purchaser will receive. the 
benefit of 16 acres of winter grain in the ground, when 
the present tennant moves off the place. 

Any person proposing to purchase, may, upon paying 
one half of the money down, have the remainder on inter- 
est, with giving security. 

For further particulars apply to Benjamin Swett, 
Junr. in Front-street, Philadelphia 

Just imported and to be sold by 
GARRETT and GEORGE MEADE, 

At their store in Walnut-street. 

A Few hogsheads of old Barbados spirit fit for imme- 
diate use, rum, Muscovado sugar in barrells, cotton, and 
a few hogsheads of the best Teneriffe wine. 

N. B. They have also to sell at Coopers Ferry over the 
river, three likely Negroe boys, and one girl, which they 
will also dispose of on the most reasonable terms. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1082, September i, 1763. 

TEN DOLLARS Reward 

Made his Escape from Trenton Goal, on Saturday 
Night, the 27th of August, one James Bray, about 5 Feet 
9 Inches high, has had the Small-Pox, has a Blemish in 
one Eye, black Hair, lately cut short, is much inclined to 
drink strong Liquors : Had on, when he went away, a 
red or Scarlet Coat, with a black Cape, the Cuffs of the 
Coat torn off, old Leather Breeches, mended with white 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

Thread, coarse white Shirt, light blue Yarn Stockings, 
old Shoes, with Strings, and old Castor Hat; born in the 
County of Hunterdon, in West Jersey, is about 30 Years 
of Age. Whoever takes up the said James Bray, and 
secures him in any Goal, shall be paid the above Reward 
by me, 

GEORGE BROWN, Goaler 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off, at their Peril. -The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1810, 
September i, 1763. 

NEW YORK, August 29 

We hear that the Bodies of all the People who were 
unfortunately drowned last Week, in crossing the Ferry 
to Staten Island .... have been since found 

On Monday last the Bodies of Mr James Anderson, 
and N. Chapman, and on Tuesday Mr. Robert Kennedy, 
were buried at Richmond Church, Staten Island; also 
on Monday the Bodies of Mr. James Morrison, and Mr. 
David Gammel, and on Tuesday Mr. De Loge were bur- 
ied on Constable Point, New-Jersey, and Mrs. Reynolds 
at Trinity Church in this City; the Negro Boy has also 
been found and buried, and we have just heard Mrs. Hin- 
derton is also found. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1810, September i, 1763. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Pilesgrove, 
Salem County, on the 29th of August last, a Servant Man 
named John Morrison, about 5 Feet 5 or 6 Inches high, 
well set, brown Complexion, with short black Hair, but 
generally wears a Silk cap : Had on when he went away, 
a brown Home-spun Jacket, a Tow Shirt, a Pair of white 
twilled Drawers, grey ribbed Stockings, old Pumps, with 
small Brass Buckles in them, and a Half worn Castor 



228 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Hat : Whoever takes up the said Servant, and brings 
him to his Master, or secures him, so that he may have 
him again, shall have Three Pounds Reward, and reason- 
able Charges, paid by 

THOMAS GRAVES. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels and others, are forbid 
carrying him off, as they shall surely answer it at their 
Peril. The. Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1810, September 
i, 1763. 

By Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias to me directed, 
will be exposed to Sale, by Way of publick Vendue, on 
the 2Oth of September inst. A certain Plantation, con- 
taining about 1 60 Acres of good Land, situate in the 
Township of Amwell, late the Property of Jacob Arn- 
wine, with a large Stone House, two Stories high 45 Feet 
by 38, two separate Cellars, and a Kitchen under the 
House, with other Conveniences, five Rooms on the lower 
Floor, well finished; also a large framed Barn, with out 
Houses; a good Meadow may be watered sufficient for 
the Place; and upon the said Place are two Grist Mills, 
with a constant Stream of Water in the driest Time. The 
above Place is very convenient for Store or Tavern, both 
being kept there for some Years past. The above will be 
sold upon the Premises; where also at the same Time 
will be sold about 120 Acres of very fine Land, within 
about a Mile of the above Plantation. The above Lands 
and Tenements are taken in Execution at the Suit of 
Judah Hayes, and others, to be sold by 

JOHN ALLEN, late Sheriff 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1810, September 
i, 1763- 

Boston, August 29. Last Thursday Morning died here 
after a short and painful Illness, the Rev. ALEXANDER 



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GUMMING, 'Act. 37. He was formerly a Minister at the 
Presbyterian Church in New- York, after which he was 
settled in New-Jersey; and in February 1761, he was in- 
stalled at the Old South Meeting-House in this Town, as 
Colleague with the Rev. Dr. SEWALL, who still survives 
to comfort that Church in the repeated Losses they have 
sustained. His Remains are to be interred this After- 
noon. The New York Gazette, September 5, 1763. 

ALL persons indebted to Doctor Richard Farmer, are 
requested to pay immediately, and they that have any 
unsettled accounts with him, are requested to settle them ; 
and all persons that have demands of any kind or nature 
whatever, are desired to make them, and they shall be 
discharged, as he purposes going to London directly. 
To BE SOLD, the lot and house he lives in, 
being 20 and 1-2 feet front on Walnut-street, and 30 feet 
on the dock, and 90 feet deep: Likewise four lots and 
houses on Dock-street, each rents at 35 pounds a year: 
A lot and house in Chancery lane, between Coomb's alley 
and Arch-street, in tenure of Margaret Deer, at 24 
pounds a year: A house and lot of four acres in Ken- 
sington in tenure of Caleb Evens, at 24 pounds a year; 
about 80 a year in ground rents in the city and suburbs ; 
and sundry lotts joining Capt. Spafford's roap walk, one 
square below South-street. The tenents of the several 
ground rents shall, have the preference, and for two per 
cent less than any other persons : Likewise to be lett for 
a term of years, the cleared part (being about 40 or 50 
acres) of a plantation in Pilesgrove on Salem creek, west 
New-Jersey, about 26 miles from Philadelphia, the land 
is very good, just clear'd, and some meadow may be 
made, a new house just finished, good water, a young 

iFor a notice of the Rev. Alexander Gumming, see N. J. Archives, 
XX., 485. 



23O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

orchard, a shad fishery, and good landings on the creek, 
and may be enter'd upon immediately. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1083, September 8, 1763. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation, lying on Newtown Creek, in Gloucester 
County, West New Jersey, about 4 Miles from Philadel- 
phia, and 3 Miles from Daniel Cooper's Ferry, containing 
250 Acres, pleasantly situated, and exceeding healthy, 
with two constant Streams of Water running through 
the whole. There are about 26 Acres of exceeding good 
Meadow, within good Bank; about 9 Acres of Up-land, 
which have been mowed; and about 100 Acres cleared, 
all within good new Fence; likewise about 115 Acres of 
exceeding fine Timber-Land, with a good Landing be- 
longing to said Place, where Flats may go off full loaded 
to Philadelphia; the Landing has two Buildings thereon, 
one of Brick, the other Frame, in good Order, with good 
Brick Cellars to each House, a good Barn, Stables, bear- 
ing Orchard, and some Fruit Trees. The above Prem- 
ises may be entered on the 25th of March next. For 
Terms and Title apply to the Subscribers in Philadelphia. 

James Graisbury 
Joseph Graisbury 

TAKEN up at the Mouth of Alloway's Creek, two 
Scows; one thought to be a Mud-Scow; the other a 
Ferry one: The Owner of them, or either of them, by 
proving his Property, and paying Charges, may have 
them again, by applying to William Willis, at the Head 
of the above Creek. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1811, September 8, 1763. 

Four Pounds Reward. 

STOLEN out of the Pasture of JOHN TOLEMAN, of 
Second River, in New-Jersey, a black Stallion, with 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 23! 

a narrow Blaze from his Forehead down to his Nose, 
marked with the Letters T. H. on his left Shoulder. Said 
Horse supposed to be taken by a straggling Fellow, 
named Abraham Bennet, who had on when he went away, 
a blue Coat with a red Lining, and scarlet Vest, a Pair of 
new Pumps and Brass Buckles : Said Bennet is a Man 
of about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, has brown Eyes, and a 
swarthy Complexion, very thin favour'd, with a pretty 
long Nose; and likewise is supposed to have stolen from 
Thomas Sigler, of the same Neighbourhood, two< Gold 
Rings, a Coat, Vest, and Breeches. Whoever shall take 
up said Fellow, and secure him, so that he may be brought 
to Justice, shall be intituled to the above Reward, to be 
paid by the Subscriber. 

JOHN TOLEMAN 
Second-River, 5th Sept. 1763. 

N. B. Said Horse was taken on Thursday Night last. 
The New York Gazette, September 12, 1763. 

To the Printer of the PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL. 
SIR, 

WHEREAS a report has been spread, That the Christian 
Indians, in New-Jersey, under my care, were many of 
them gone back to join the murdering Indians on the 
frontiers; this is to inform and assure the public, that 
such report is wholly without foundation; that these In- 
dians evidently discover a great abhorrence of the per- 
fidious and inhuman proceedings of their remote Savage 
brethren, and that there is not one of them missing, or 
that discover a contrary temper. 

JOHN BRAINERD/ 

i For a sketch of the Rev. John Brainerd, see N. J. Archives, IX., 
355-6, note. 



232 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

RUN away from the Subscriber living in Hanover 
Township, Burlington County, near Iven's mill, a servant 
lad named Hugh Barkley, aged about 18 years; has short 
curl'd black hair, had on when he went away, an ozna- 
brigs shirt, crocus trowsers with oznabrigs waistbands, 
an old thickset coat and a knit hatt; whoever takes up 
and secures him so that his Master may have him again, 
shall have THREE POUNDS Reward and reasonable charges 

paid by me 

SAMUEL RODGERS. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1084, September 
*5> 1763- 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Kingwood, 
Hunterdon County, West New Jersey, on Monday Night, 
the 22d of August last, one Henry Cole, about 18 Years 
of Age, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, slim built, raw 
boned, has large Feet, brown Hair tied behind, and is a 
talkative Fellow: Had on and took with him, when he 
went away a new homespun Olive-green coloured Drug- 
get Coat, with Metal Buttons; a light coloured Drugget 
Jacket, half worn Leather Breeches, blue and white 
clouded Woollen Stockings, Pumps with large carved 
Pewter Buckles, two new Shirts, and a new Felt Hat. 
Whoever takes up and secures said Servant in the com- 
mon Goal of this City, shall have Three Pounds Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by me 

ROBERT EMLEY or PETER ROBESON. 

t 

Stolen out of the Subscriber's Pasture, in Hopewell, in 
the County of Hunterdon, and Province of New Jersey, 
on Wednesday Night, the 3oth of August last, a dun 
brown roan Horse, 9 Years old, about 14 Hands high, 
shod before, branded on the near Shoulder AL in a Piece, 
with some white Spots on his Neck, by Means of being 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 233 

galled by the Neck Yoke, some white Saddle Spots, his 
Mane lying on the near Side, a short switch Tail, trots 
and paces well. Whoever takes up the said Horse and 
Thief, so as the Thief may be brought to Justice, and the 
Owner have his Horse, shall receive Five Pounds Reward 
for both, or Forty Shillings for the Horse only, and all 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

Abraham Larrows. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1812, September 
15, 1763- 

ALL Persons having any Demands, either by Bonds, 
Bills, or Accounts, against the Estate of Christo- 
pher Hoageland, late of Windsor, near Cranbury, in the 
County of Middlesex, and Province of East New-Jersey, 
Merchant, deceased, are desired to bring in the same 
speedily to the Subscribers at Millstone, in the County of 
Somerset, and Province aforesaid, in order that they may 
be settled : And those that are indebted to the said Es- 
tate, either by Bonds, Bills, or Accounts, are requested 
to discharge the same, on or before the 2Oth Day of Octo- 
ber next ensuing, and prevent "Trouble. 

ALSO, On Wednesday the iQth Day of October next, 
at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, will be Sold at Publick 
Vendue, at the Dwelling House of the above-said Chris- 
topher Hoageland, deceased, all and singular, the shop 
Goods, together with all the Household Goods, Waggons, 
Horses, Cattle, and sundry other Valuable Goods, too 
tedious to mention, belonging to the abovesaid Estate. 
Conditions of Payment will be made known the Day of 
Sale; and attendance will be given by 

JACOB HOAGELAND ) 

f Administrators 
PETER SCHENK ; 

Sept. 15, 1763. 



234 NEW J ERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 763 

Margaret Johnston, 
(Formerly the Widow CHETWOOD,) 

WHO, for many Years, kept the Nag's-Head Tav- 
ern, 'near the Bridge, in Elizabeth-Town, begs 
Leave to inform her old Customers, and Friends, that 
she now keeps a Public House near said Bridge, in Eliz- 
abeth-Town, in the large and commodious House lately 
belonging to the Estate of Colonel Peter Schuyler, de- 
ceased, commonly called the White House, at the Sign of 
the Nag's Head; where good Entertainment may be had, 
both for Man and Horse. 

To be Sold at Private Sale, 
By the Subscriber, living in New-Brunswick, 

A Commodious Brew-house 70 Feet long, and 48 
Feet wide, with all the Appurtenances thereunto 
belonging, being in very good Order; it has in it a Malt 
Cellar of 70 Feet long, and 14 wide, being an Earthen 
Floor, with a good Brick Arch overhead; the Copper 
containing 23 Barrels; in said Brew-house is a very good 
Malt Mill which goes with a Horse; also a Dwelling 
House 28 Feet long, and 36 Feet wide, with a good 
Kitchen adjoining the same, being 28 Feet long, and 18 
wide, together with a Store-House 36 Feet long, and 21 
Feet wide; with a very good Beer Cellar under the same, 
having a Brick Floor; also a good Barn 24 Feet long, 
and 36 wide, with 15 Acres of very good Land adjoining, 
res being good mowing Ground, which in a good 
Season will produce 10 and 12 Waggon Loads of the best 
English Hay, the remaining 9 Acres being good Pasture 
Land; with a Stream of very good Water running 
through die same, which was never known to fail in pro- 
ducing a sufficient Supply of Water for said Brew-House : 

i See N. J. Archives, XX., 320. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 235 

Also 100 Acres of Wood Land, lying within 4^ Miles of 
said Brew-house : Also a three Acre Lot of choice good 
Salt Meadow, lying at the Mouth of South-River, about 
6 Miles below New-Brunswick. Any Person inclining to 
purchase the same, may be supplied with two Negroes, 
who understand something considerable of the Brewing 
Business; also a good Iron-bound Waggon; Horses, 
Cows, and Hogs. For further Particulars, enquire of 
HENDRICK VAN DEURSEN, living on the Premises, who 
will give an indisputable Title for the same. 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN away from. Samuel Henry, of Trenton, in the 
County of Hunterdon, and Province of New- Jer- 
sey, on Monday the 5th Day of this Instant, a Scotch Ser- 
vant Man, named William Frazier, about 25 Years of 
Age, 5 Feet 7 Inches high, of a dark Complexion, with a 
down Look, bushy dark brown Hair. Had .on when he 
went away, a short blue Coat lined with white, Mohair 
Buttons, with a Grease Stain from his Shoulder to his 
Elbow 7 , a spotted Swanskin Jacket pretty much worn, a 
Pair of New Buckskin Breeches, a white Shirt, coarse 
Thread Stockings, a large new Felt Hat; he was lately 
taken out of Amboy Gaol by one Hill. Whoever takes 
up the said Servant Man, and brings him to the Sub- 
scriber, or secures him in any of his Majesty's Gaols, so 
that he may have him again, shall have the above Reward, 
and all reasonable Charges paid by me 

SAMUEL HENRY 

N. B. He has been some Time in this Country, but for 
some Misdemeanor, was put into the Amboy Gaol, and 
so became a Servant. If he be secured any where near 
New-York, give Notice to Gerardus Beekman, in New- 
York. The New York Gazette, September 19, 1763. 



236 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig Speed- 
well P. Fortune, from Salem, Delaware. Sloop Ann, J. 
Picker, from Salem, Delaware. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1085, September 22, 1763. 

Cumberland County, New Jersey, September 2, 1763 

Last Week was committed to the Goal of this County, 
a Negroe Man, about 50 Years of Age, of middle Stat- 
ure, and well set; he says he was born in Virginia, and 
belongs to Joshua Fisher, in Philadelphia. Said Negroe 
speaks good English, and says he is a Blacksmith by 
Trade. His Master, whoever he may be, is hereby de- 
sired to take him away, paying Costs. 

Howell Powell, Sheriff. 

September 18, 1763. 

Run away last Night from the Subscriber, in Spring- 
field, Burlington County, an Irish Servant Man, named 
David Brown, came in about eight Weeks ago, and pre- 
tends to be a Weaver : Had on, when he went away, a 
Cloth coloured Coat and Vest, either old Breeches or 
Trousers, old Shoes very badly sewed up behind, a light- 
ish coloured Wig, and an old Felt Hat; he is of a middle 
Stature, and very much freckled in his Face. Whoever 
takes up the said Servant, and brings him to his Master, 
or secures him in any Goal, so that his Master may have 
him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by me. 

Nathan Folwell. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off, at their Peril. 

To be sold by Way of public Vendue, on Friday, the 
1 4th Day of October next, by the Subscriber, a Planta- 
tion, containing about 200 Acres of Land, lying on the 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 237 

South Side of Oldman's Creek, near Salem Road, in the 
Precinct of Penn's Neck, in Salem County, formerly be- 
longing to Thomas Duel, deceased; there has been kept 
on said Premises a large Store of Goods these 30 Years, 
and upwards; there is a large Frame Dwelling-house, 
well finished off, with two good Rooms on the lower 
Floor, with a Chimney to each Room, and four Rooms on 
the upper Floor, with a good Kitchen adjoining, with 
good Frame Barn and Stables, and a good young large 
Orchard and several good Out-houses, and a large Land- 
ing on the Premises, on which there are some Thousand 
Cords of Wood landed in a Year. Any Person inclining 
to purchase the same, may apply to John .Duel, or to Ben- 
jamin Thompson, living on the Premises. 

JOHN DUEL. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, a valuable Plantation, 
situate in the Township of Waterford, in Gloucester 
County, West New Jersey, lying on the main Road lead- 
ing from Salem to Burlington, about eight Miles from 
Cooper's Ferry, and about two Miles above Haddonfield, 
containing 112 Acres of good Land, on which is a good 
two Story Brick House, well finished, with two Rooms 
on the lower Floor, and three on the Second, with a Cel- 
lar under the whole, a Well of excellent Water at the 
Door, and a good Frame Barn, and sundry Out-houses, 
together with a large Smith's Shop; about 60 Acres of 
said Land is cleared, and under good Fence, 6 Acres of 
which is Meadow, with a good young bearing Orchard, 
with about 240 Apple Trees, many of which is grafted 
Fruit, and a valuable Peach Orchard, and sundry other 
Sorts of Fruit Trees. Said Place is well situated for 
publick Business, and is very healthy. Time will be given 
to the Purchaser for the Payment of one Half of the Pur- 
chase Money, with giving good Security, if required. 



238 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

The Title is indisputable. For further Particulars, en- 
quire of JOHN BURROUGH, junior, on the Premises. 

New-York, September 26. JOSIAH HARDY, Esq; late 
Governor of the Jersies, embarked for England on Tues- 
day last, on board the Packet which sailed for Falmouth 
that Day. He was very respectfully addressed by the 
Corporation of ^mboy, for the just Regard he had for 
the Interests and Rights of the People of that Province. 

WHEREAS Andrew Leake, of the County of Somer- 
set, and Province of New-Jersey, purposes to de- 
cline business in the Country, and remove to New- York. 
He therefore gives this Publick Notice, That he will sell 
all his Mills, Lands, and Estates whatsoever in the Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, viz. 

THE Mills at Bromley, where he now lives, with fif- 
teen hundred Acres of Land adjoining, either to- 
gether or in smaller Tracts, as may suit the Purchaser. 
The Mills have been lately repaired, and are in excellent 
Order: As are the Dwelling House, Store Houses, 
Cooperage, and all the Conveniences whatsoever; the 
Situation as good as any in the Province, a great deal of 
Business having been carried on there ever since the first 
Settlement of the Place, in the Midst of a fine Wheat 
Country, with the Conveniency of Bridges over Lamaton, 
and the North-Branch near the Mills; in short attended 
with all the Advantages one can desire in a Place of such 
Business in the Country, and about the Distance of six- 
teen Miles from the Landing. The Lands (of which 800 
Acres are cleared, with Barns; Dwelling Houses, Or- 
chards, c.) are inferior to none, there being some Hun- 
dreds of Acres of choice Low Lands and Meadows, rich 



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Swamps, great Plenty of Timber, the Upland clear of 
Stones, and extraordinary either for Grain, or Pasture. 
There are on the Premises some excellent Negroes, a 
large Stock of Cattle, Horses and Sheep, and all Manner 
of Utensils and Implements both in the trading and farm- 
ing Way. 

He will likewise sell another Set of Mills in Hunterdon 
County, about six Miles distant from the other, built 
about three Years ago, every Conveniency partly new and 
in the best Order; Dwelling House, Store-Houses, &c. 
An excellent Situation for Business; about 250 Acres of 
Land, plenty of Meadow, Timber, &c. 

He has likewise for Sale, a Tract of Land near the 
Falls of Lamaton River. 

Enquire of James Depeyster, Merchant, in New- York; 
and of Andrew Leake at Bromley Mills; or at the New 
Mills in Hunterdon County, where the best Market Price 
is given for all Manner of Country Produce; and all 
Sorts of Merchandize to suit the Country, sold at the 
cheapest Rates. 

ALL Persons whatsoever indebted to Andrew Leake, 
either at his Store at Bromley, or at the Store of Leake 
and Van Court, where Accounts have been due beyond 
the usual Time of Credit, are required to make immediate 
Payment, to prevent Trouble. 1 

Perth-Amboy, September i, 1763. 

HEREAS ELIZABETH LANE, Executrix of Henry 
Lane, deceased, did advertise certain Lands ly- 
ing upon Ancocus Brook, in the County of Ber- 
gen, East New-Jersey; and tho' she has been 
inform'd by Order of the General Proprietors of said 
Province, that the Title is still in them, yet she still per- 

lAlso advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette, December 15, 1763. 




240 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

sists in advertising the same. Now this is to inform all 
Persons to beware of purchasing said Lands. 
By order of the General Proprietors, 

JOHN SMYTH, Register. 
The New York Gazette, September 26, 1763. 

BOSTON, September 19. 

The London Papers say, that 16 armed cutters are 
cruizing on the coasts of Essex, Kent, Sussex, Norfolk, 
Devon, &c. in quest of the smuggling vessels ; and orders 
are given to the commanders of the other sloops and ves- 
sels not sailed, to proceed immediately to their respective 
stations, to seize smugglers. And we hear that five of 
these vessels are to be stationed between Cape Sables and 
Sandy-Hook, as also a number to be kept cruizing off all 
the West India Islands. 

SHIPS to be stationed in AMERICA. 

At Newfoundland, a Ship of 50 Guns, i of 32, i of 
20, and 4 Sloops. 

In the River and Gulph of St. Lawrence, i Ship of 28 
Guns, and i Sloop. 

From North Cape to Canso, i Ship of 28 Guns. 

From Canso to Cape Sable, i Ship of 50 Guns, and 2 
of 20. 

From Cape Sable to Sandy-Hook, i Ship, the Coven- 
try of 28 Guns, and 4 Sloops, viz. the Fortune, Jamaica, 
Cygnet and Hawke. 

From Sandy-Hook to Cape Henlopen i Ship of 20 
Guns, and i Sloop. 

From Cape Henlopen to Cape Henry, i Ship of 20 
Guns, and i Sloop. 

From Cape Henlopen to Cape Henry, i Ship of 20 
Guns and i Sloop. 

From Cape Henry to Cape Fear, 2 Sloops. 



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From Cape Fear to Cape Florida and Bahamas, 3 
Sloops. 

At Jamaica, the Gulph of Mexico, from the Mississippi 
to Cape Florida, 6 Ships from 28 to 50 Guns, and 4 
Sloops. 

At the Leeward Islands, 5 Ships from 20 to 50 Guns, 
and 2 Sloops. 

NEW-YORK, September 26. 

JOSIAH HARDY, Esq; late Governor of the Jersies, em- 
barked for England on Tuesday last, on board the Packet 
which sailed for Falmouth that Day. He was very re- 
spectfully addressed by the Corporation of Amboy, for 
the just Regard he had for the Interests and Rights of 
the People of that Province. The Pennsylvania Journal,. 
No. 1086, September 29, 1763. 

PERTH-AMBOY, September 17, 1763. 
Yesterday our late worthy Governor JOSIAH HARDY,. 
Esq ; went from here with his Family to New-York, in 
order to embark from thence on board of the Halifax 
Packet, for England : He was attended to the Water 
Side by all the Gentlemen of the Place, who took this last 
Opportunity of testifying their Regard and repeating 
their Wishes for his future Happiness. His Behaviour 
in private Life, since the Arrival of Governor Franklin, 
has been such as to merit the Love and Esteem of all near 
him, who seem justly sensible of the Loss of so- good a 
Man, and so kind a Neighbour. The Sentiments of this 
Corporation, with respect to his Administration, will best 
appear from their Address to him : The Sincerity and 
Truth of which there is little Room to suspect. As I don't 
remember to have seen this Address in any of the Papers, 
your inserting it in your next, will oblige 

A Friend to all good Governors. 



242 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

To his Excellency JOSIAH HARDY, Esq; Captain Gen- 
eral, Governor, and Commander in Chief in and over the 
Province of New-Jersey. 

The humble ADDRESS of the Mayor, Recorder, Alder- 
men and Common Council of the City of Perth Amboy. 

May it please your Excellency, 

We, the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Common 
Council of the City of Perth- Amboy, wait on your Excel- 
lency, to testify our Concern upon your Removal from 
this his Majesty's Government of New Jersey. 

Although your Continuance among us has been but 
short, yet you have given such Instances of your Love of 
Justice, and Moderation, your Attachment to the Consti- 
tution of your Country, and just Regard for the Interests 
and Rights of the People of this Province, committed to 
your Care, that our Breasts are filled with due Esteem for 
your Excellency's Merits and Goodness; and with un- 
feigned Sorrow for your Removal from this Government, 
we return your Excellency our Thanks for the Counte- 
nance and Favour you have shewn this Corporation; and 
we take this Opportunity of making our grateful Ac- 
knowledgements. And as your Residence among us can 
be now no longer expected, permit us, with due Regard, 
to wish your Excellency and Family, Every Happiness 
you can hope or desire; and that others may be as sen- 
sible of your Excellency's Merits, as the People whom 
you now leave. 

Perth Amboy, Samuel Nevill, Mayor. 

Feb. 17, 1763. 

To the Mayor, &c. of the City of Perth Amboy. 
GENTLEMEN, 

I am extremely obliged to you for the kind Concern 
you express to my Removal from this Government; and 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 243 

it gives me a particular Satisfaction to have merited your 
Esteem. You may be assured I shall ever retain a grate- 
ful Remembrance of the many Civilities I have received 
from this Corporation. 

JOSIAH HARDY. 

Trenton, in Hunterdon County, N. Jersey, Sept. 19, 

1763. 

Taken up and committed to the Goal of said County, 
A certain Zachariah Rigton, who says his Master lives in 
Baltimore-Town, by Trade a Mason, and that his Name 
is Conrad Smith; his said Master is desired to come and 
pay Charges, and take him out, otherwise he will be sold 
out for the same, by Samuel Tucker, Sheriff for said 
County. 

A FULLER, that can be well recommended for a good 
Work-man, may find Employ in Lower Freehold, in 
East-New-Jersey; near Monmouth Court-House, by ap- 
plying to the Subscriber, living in that Place. 

Charles Gordon. 

Cumberland County, New Jersey, September 2, 1763. 

Last Week was committed to the Goal of this County, 
a Negroe Man, about 30 Years of Age, of middle Stat- 
ure and well set; he says he was born in Virginia, and 
belongs to Joshua Fisher, in Philadelphia. Said Negroe 
speaks good English, and says he is a Blacksmith by 
Trade. His Master, whoever he may be, is hereby desired 
to take him away, paying Cost. 

HOWELL POWELL, Sheriff. 

FIVE POUNDS Re^vard 

Run away the I2th of July last, from Abraham Hew- 
lings in Evesham, West New-Jersey, A Negroe Man, 



244 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

named Moses, about 18 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 3 or 
4 Inches high, and has a Scar on the upper Side of one of 
his Feet: Had on when he went away, An Ozenbrigs 
Shirt and Trowsers, a lightish coloured Cloth Jacket, 
with a Piece set in the Forebody, an old Felt Hat, and a 
Pair of strong Shoes. He, took with him a Sickle. Who- 
ever takes up and secures said Servant, so as his Master 
may have him .again, shall have the above Reward, and 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

ABRAHAM HEWLINGS. 

N. B. He formerly belonged to George Keen, and it is 
suposed is harboured by some ordinary People; for, while 
he belonged to said Keen, he was concealed by a Dutch- 
man near Germantown. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1814, September 29, 1763. 

New-York, October 3. The Circuit Courts for the 
Eastern Division of New-Jersey, are appointed to be held 
as follows. 

For Monmouth County, on the 2Qth of September 

In Somerset, on the 5th of October 

In Sussex, on the loth ditto. 

In Morris, on the I3th ditto. 

In Bergen, on the I7th ditto. 

In Essex, on the 2Oth ditto. 

RUN away, last night, from the Subscriber, living in 
Springfield, Burlington County, an Irish Servant 
Man, named David Brown, came in about eight Weeks 
ago, and pretends to be a Weaver : Had on when he went 
away, a Cloth coloured Coat and Vest, either old Breech- 
es, or Trowsers, old Shoes very badly sewed up behind, 
a lightish coloured cut Wig, and an old Felt Hat. He is 
of a middle Stature, and very freckled in the Face. Who- 
ever takes up said Servant, and brings him to his Master, 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 245 

or secures him in any Goal, so as he may have him again, 
shall have Five Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

NATHAN FOLWELL 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to harbour or 
carry him off at their Peril. 
New- York, October 3, 1763. 

The New York Gazette, October 3, 1763. 

NEW-YORK, October 3. 

The Snow George, of and from Dublin, bound for 
Philadelphia, Mr. Savage, at present Master, arrived at 
Sandy-Hook last Saturday, after a tedious Passage of 13 
Weeks, with 120 Passengers, and the same Evening the 
Captain came up to Town, from whom we received the 
following Paragraph in Writing, viz. 

"The 1 7th of August, 1763, Capt. John Bowen, of the 
"Snow George, -and Mr. Armstrong, the Mate, about 6 
"o'Clock, went on board the Snow George, of Dublin, 
"Capt. Crannel, in the Yawl, and at Half past 8, P. M. 
"the Snow being to Windward bore down under our Lee, 
"was hailed by us, asking if they were coming on board; 
"was answered by Mr. Armstrong, the Mate, that they 
"were, and ordered the Tackels to be got ready to hoist 
"the Yawl in; upon which the Topsails were laid to the 
"Mast, expecting their Coming, and continued in that 
"Posture for half an Hour, being close to the above men- 
tioned Vessel : ' She made Sail, and not perceiving the 
"Boat, I imagined they had not left the Vessel; upon 
"which, with general Consent, made Sail after her, till 
"Day Light appeared; the Vessel being then out of Sight, 
"we put about, and made the best of our Way to our de- 
"sired Port." The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1087, Oc- 
tober 6, 1763. 



246 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Upper Freehold, (New-Jersey) October i, 1763 
Run away. last Night from James Jackson, of Upper 
Freehold, in the County of Monmouth, East New Jersey, 
a Servant Girl, named Elizabeth Rainey, lately come from 
Belfast, in Ireland, into Philadelphia; she is about 17 or 
1 8 Years of Age, of a very short Stature, very thick, full 
faced ; much Pock-marked, and speaks very broad : Had 
on, and .took with her, a streaked Lincey-woolsey Josey, 
a black quilted Pitticoat, two Pair of Women's channelled 
Pumps, not certain how many Pairs of Stockings, two 
Gowns, the one Calicoe, and the other a darkish Camblet ; 
several Shifts several Gause Caps and Handkerchiefs, 
several Aprons, a large short red napped Cloak, with a 
Hood to it, and Gimp round the said Hood; and a Chip 
Hat. 

Whoever secures said Servant in any Goal in this Prov- 
ince, so as her Master may have her again, shall receive 
Thirty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, by me 

JAMES JACKSON. 

N. B. If she is taken up in or about Philadelphia, or 
any Part of Pennsylvania, the Reward will be paid by 
Andrew Steuart, Printer, in Philadelphia. 

Made his Escape out of Trenton Goal, on Monday, the 
3d of this Instant October, one Thomas Fowler, a Felon, 
about five Feet high, thick-set, Pock-marked, pretends to 
be a Limner : Had on a Kersey Sailor's double-breasted 
Jacket, with Horn Buttons, black Breeches, ribb'd Yarn 
Stockings, good Shoes, and complains of having a sore 
Toe. Whoever takes up said Felon, and brings him to 
Trenton Goal, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, paid 
by 

George Brown, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1815, October 6, 
1763. 



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NEW-YORK, October 3. 

Extract of a Letter from Niagara, dated September 16, 

1763. 

"I have just Time to tell you we arrived safe at Niag- 
ara the 1 3th Inst. delay'd much on Lake Ontario, by hard 
Gales and Storms of Rain; next Day, had an Express 
from Little Niagara (a Post above the Falls) that our 
Convoy, with the Teams employed in carrying Provis 
ions to Lake-Erie, was attacked; we sent off from our 
Fort a Reinforcement immediately, consisting of a Major 
and about 70 Men, which was followed by a Captain and 
50 Men, an Hour after to support them. The whole of 
the Indians, by the best Account, amounted to about 
Three Hundred, divided into two Bodies, one of which, 
(i. e.) the most inconsiderable, was that which attacked 
the Convoy; the other lay in Ambush, about 2 or 3 Miles 
nigher our Post, near the carrying Place, and possessed 
themselves of a most advantageous Piece of rising 
Ground near the Road, to intercept Succours : On the 
first hearing of the firing by the Convoy, Captain John- 
ston, and three Subalterns, marched with about 80 Men, 
mostly Gage's Light Infantry, who were in a little Camp 
adjacent; they had scarce Time to form, when the In- 
dians appeared at the above Pass : our People fired brisk- 
ly on them, but was instantly surrounded, and the Cap- 
tain who commanded, mortally wounded the first Fire; 
the two Subalterns were soon after killed, on which gen- 
eral Confusion ensued; the Indians rushed in on all 
Sides, and cut between Sixty and Seventy Men in Pieces 
including the Convoy; ten of our Men is all we yet can 
learn has escaped : They came through the Woods Yes- 
terday. From the many Circumstances, 'tis believed the 
Senecas, has a Chief Hand in-this Affair : I wish our Af- 
fairs at Detroit may not suffer by this, as all the Oxen 



248 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

and Teams on the Carrying Place is destroyed, and the 
Horses missing, which 'tis thought are drove off by the 
Indians; our Reinforcement came up too late to save 
them, so returned that Night, and next Day march'd and 
buried all they could find; most of those who came in are 
wounded ; we are in a pretty situation 

Another Letter from Niagara, of the same Date as the 
foregoing. 

"Most of the Provision that was in our Sloop, when 
cast away on her Voyage to Detroit, was saved, and the 
People under the Direction of Capt. Montresor, in- 
trenched themselves, Captain Cochran, with 900 Men, 
was sent from hence to succour them, and take the Com- 
mand. The Indians attacked Capt. Montresor in his un- 
finished Encampment, and after killing him three Men, 
were repulsed. The I2th Instant. Capt. McCleod, of the 
8oth, with 10 Officers, 200 Men, 2 Scows, and 20 Bat- 
teaus, set off in Oder, to join Capt. Cochran, whose En- 
trenchment was at the Catfish Creek, 12 Miles from the 

Mouth of the River The I3th in the Morning, 

a Party, with a Serjeant, 20 Oxen, & 16 Horses, were 
sent off, and with them went, Capt. Thomas Johnston, of 

Amboy, and Mr. Stedman, our Sutler At ten 

o'clock, Stedman returned on Horseback, and said, that 
about three Miles from the Landing, between two 
Bridges, in a Thicket, Sixty Indians, all naked, attacked 
the Party to which he belonged, and killed all but himself; 
and in deed on burying the Dead, we found he had not 
deviated much from the Truth. Lieutenant Campbell, 
who commanded at the Landing, hearing the Firing, took 
part of two Companies, with Lieutenant Frasier, of the 
8oth, Lieut. Rosco, of the Artillery, and Lieutenant Day- 
ton, of the Yorkers, in order to succour our People; but 
he was soon also attacked, in a Situation so disadvanta- 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 249 

geous to him, that his Men could not do their Duty, and 
in a short Time the whole Party save two, who came in 
the 1 4th in the Morning, were either killed or taken; we 
imagine Mr. Campbell made a noble Resistance with a 
few of his People, as his Body, with several others, were 
found lying together. On making a Computation of the 
Loss, it was found, that Lieut. Campbell, Lieut. Frasier, 
and 78 Men of the Light Infantry, with Lieut. Rosco, of 
the Artillery, Captain Johnson, of New Jersey, Lieut. 
Dayton, and 8 Drivers, are missing, and also supposed to 
be killed, as we have Reason to think the Indians made no 
Prisoners ..... All the Oxen are killed, but no 
Horses, that we know, the Enemy having carried them all 
away." The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1087, October 7, 
1763. 



he following came too late for our last Gazette 
To W. Weyman, Printer in New- York. 
SIR, 

AS you seem to be as much a Publisher for the Jer- 
sies as any other in your City, and your Paper 
equally enquired for, I beg you to insert the inclosed. I 
am your obliged Humble Servant 

A STUDENT. 

Prince-Town, New-Jersey, Sept. 29. Yesterday the 
TRUSTEES of the College of New-Jersey, at their first 
Meeting since the Arrival of Governor FRANKLIN, pre- 
sented him with the following Address. 

To his Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; Captain 
General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty's 
Province of New-Jersey, and Territories, thereon depend- 
ing in America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral in the 
same. 



250 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS, [1763: 

May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

The Trustees of the College of New-Jersey esteem 
themselves happy, in this Opportunity of presenting your 
Excellency with their Respects, and begging that you- 
wou'd please to accept their Congratulations on your 
Appointment to this Government; they only have to wish' 
that a more early Day had been in their Power. 

Your Disposition, Sir, to favour every Institution cal- 
culated to promote Learning, and the general Good of 
Mankind, is not to be doubted ; and therefore with Pleas- 
ure we beg Leave to recommend to your Excellency's Pat- 
ronage the College under our Care. We can assure you, 
Sir, that we have endeavoured to form it upon such a 
Plan, and to conduct it in such a Manner, as to make it of 
the most general and extensive Usefulness, our Idea is to 
send into the World good Schollars, and useful Members 
of Society. Your Excellency's Predecessors, since the 
founding of this College, have severally, in their Turns, 
been pleased to think it worthy of their Regard; which, 
with the Benefactions of the Publick-spirited at home and 
abroad, under the divine Blessing, has brought it to its 
present flourishing State. We hope for, and expect its 
Increase, under your Excellency's Influence. 

The Governor of this Colony, for the Time being, by 
our Charter of Incorporation, is a Member and President 
of our Board; and we hope your Excellency will be 
pleased to honour this Institution by your personal At- 
tendance in those Capacities. 

Your Excellency has our most cordial Wishes for your 
publick and domestic Happiness, for your Peace, Comfort 
and Usefulness in the Administration of the Government 
of this Province. 

RICHARD STOCKTON, Clerk. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 251, 

To which his EXCELLENCY was pleased to give the fol- 
lowing ANSWER. 

GENTLEMEN, 

My cordial acknowledgements are due to you for this, 
obliging Testimony of your Regard. 

I am fully sensible of the Utility of the Institution 
under your Care, and have the highest Opinion of the- 
Merits of those Gentlemen by whose good Management 
it has been brought, in so short a Space of Time, to its 
present flourishing Condition. If my Endeavours can any- 
Way contribute to the further perfecting this salutary 
Work, you may depend they will never be wanting. The 
New York Gazette, October 10, 1763. 

TO BE SOLD, 

At public vendue the 24th of October next, on the 

premises. 

A Lot of ground with a good stone dwelling house, 
garden, stable, smoak-house, a well at the door; and other- 
improvements thereon, convenient for a tradesman or 
shopkeeper, lying on the great road from Trenton to 
Prince-Town, about one mile and a half from the latter, 
being the place where William Worth lately lived, by- 
Worth's mill on stony brook. Any person inclining to 
purchase before the day of sale is desired to apply to 
Samuel Worth, joining the premises, or to the subscriber 
at Trenton, and know the terms. 

THOMAS WATSON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1088, October 13,^ 
1763- 

Mr. Low's CATO, 

RuN-away from Raritan Landing, October 3, 1763, 
being a middle siz'd Mulatto slave, born in this country,. 



252 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

"about twenty years of age, has a very wide mouth, bushy 
hair, (lately cut off) walks with his knees bending for- 
ward, his cloaths are a French soldier's coat, almost new, 
\vhich had been white, but dyed, (not pressed) together 
with the lining of a brown colour, bordering upon the 
olive, a new vest, lin'd with white, which had also been 
made for a French soldier, both alter'd to fit him, with 
brass buttons, also an old blue coat, and old leather jockey 
-cap, and trowsers of tow cloth. 

He is an extream handy fellow at any common work, 
especially with horses, and carriages of almost any sort, 
having been bred to it from a little boy, and to the loading 
and unloading boats, a good deal used to a farm, can do, 
all sorts of house work, and very fit to wait upon a gen- 
tleman, speaks very good English and Low Dutch, also 
pretty good High Dutch ; is noted for his sense, and par- 
ticularly for his activity at any thing he takes in hand. 

It is supposed he will endeavour to pass for a freeman, 
and get away in the country, or go with some vessel to any 
part, so as not to be overtaken; all persons are forbid 
harbouring of him, and all masters of vessels taking him 
-on board. 

Any person that will bring him to his master Cornelius 
Low, of Raritan-Landing, near New-Brunswick, or se- 
cures him in any of his Majesty's Goals, giving notice 
thereof, so that he may be had again, shall have ten dol- 
lars Reward, and more if it can be reasonably demanded, 
with Proper charges. 

PRINCETON, (New-Jersey) September 26th, 1763. 

Yesterday his Excellency our Governor, with the other 
Trustees, attended the Anniversary COMMENCEMENT of 
the College of New-Jersey. 

The Exercises of the Day were introduced by a Short, 
Elegant, Latin Oration, pronounced by the President; to 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 253 

which succeeded a well composed Salutatory Oration, de- 
livered by one of the Young Gentlemen of the Senior- 
Class; and then the following Theses w r ere Maintained; 
and Opposed by the Candidates for the Bachelor's De- 
gree, viz. The Preacher of the Gospel has the best 
Opportunity of exercising the Art of Rhetoric, in it's 
whole Extent : That Ceremonious Behaviour, usually 
called Polite-Manners, is not vain and senseless Parade, 

but useful and necessary : Brute Creatures Think, but 

have not Human Reason : Ars typo graphic a plus util- 

itatis, quam detrimenti, veritati et bonis moribus attulit. 

Necessitas moralis, lubentiae rationali nequaquam 

repugnat. The four former in the Forensic, the latter 

in the Syllogistic Way. The several Disputants acquitted 
themselves to general Satisfaction. The Entertainment 
was agreeably Diversified by two Elegant English Ora- 
tions, one on PEACE, the other on REPUTATION, which 
were well pronounced. 

A Beautiful Harangue on the Advantages of Health, 
introduced the Exercises of the Candidates for the Mas- 
ters Degree. This was succeeded by a Latin Disputation 
on this Thesis, Nulla simplex imperil civilis forma est 
quam optima; which was Maintained and Opposed with 
great Judgment. A spirited Valedictory Address con- 
cluded these Exercises. 

The following Young Gentlemen were admitted to the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts. * 

1 The following sketches of the Class of 1763 are principally condensed 
from "Princeton College during the Eighteenth Century," by Samuel 
Davies Alexander. [New York, 1872.] 

James Boyd was ordained by the First Presbytery of Philadelphia 
in 1770, and installed pastor of the Presbyterian churches of Newtown 
and Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where he remained for forty-three 
years, or until his death, in 1813. He was a Trustee of the College at 
Princeton, 1781-1800. 

John Close was licensed by Suffolk Presbytery soon after his gradu- 
ation, and immediately engaged in missionary work in North and 
South Carolina. Returning to the North, he was called and ordained 
as colleague to Rev. Ebenezer Prime at Huntington, Long Island, 
October 30, 1766. He was dismissed from this charge, April 4, 1773, and 
took charge of a church at New Windsor, New York, where he re- 



254 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

James Boyd, Joseph Lyon, 

John Close. Obadiah Noble, 

Robert Cooper, William Patterson, 

David Cowell, Topping Reeve, 

John Craighead, John Simpson, 

Samuel Eakin, William Macky Tennant, 

Ezekiel Emerson, James Watt, 

Noah Hart, Simon Williams, 

James Jaunccy, Joseph Worth. 

John Lathrop, 

mained until 1796. He received the degree of A. M. from Yale in 1771. 
The few last years of his life were spent at Waterford, New York, 
where he died in 3813. 

Robert Cooper came from Ireland. There is a tradition among his 
descendants that he learned the business of plough-making to assist 
him in getting an education. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Carlisle, February 22, 1765, and was pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
at Middle Spring, Pa., thenceforth until April 12, 1797, when he re- 
signed, on account of ill health. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was 
conferred upon him by Dickinson College in 1792. He was a zealous 
patriot during the American Revolution, and often visited the army 
to exhort the soldiers to activity and fidelity. He died April 5, 1805. 

David Cowell was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and was a nephew 
of the Rev. David Cowell. After graduating from Princeton, in 1763, 
he studied medicine in Philadelphia, took his degree, and returned to 
Trenton, where he practiced until his death, December 18, 1783. For 
two years he was senior physician and surgeon in military hospitals. 
In his will he left 100 to the College of New Jersey; and "to the Con- 
gress of the United States of America, one hundred pounds, if they 
settle themselves at Lamberton," a suburb of Trenton. Hall's Hist. 
of the Presbyterian Church in Trenton, 291-3. 

John Craighead received ordination from Donegal Presbytery, about 
1767, and was settled as pastor of Rocky Spring Church, Pennsylvania. 
It is said that he fought and preached alternately. At the commence- 
ment of the war he raised a company from the members of his charge, 
and joined Washington's army in New Jersey. He remained at Rocky 
Spring until 1798, when he resigned his charge, and died April 20, 1799. 

Samuel Eakin was ordained by the Second Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia, in 1770. From 1773 until his death, in 1784, he was settled at Penn's 
Neck Presbyterian Church in West Jersey, but rendered himself so 
obnoxious to the Tories by his zeal in the cause of American liberty 
that he was sometimes obliged to withdraw. He was the idol of the 
soldiers. Wherever there was a military training, or an order issued 
for the soldiers to march, he was, if in his power, always there to 
address them, and by his eloquence would excite their emotions of 
patriotism to the highest pitch. It is related of him that he was so 
warm a Whig that he never entered the pulpit without imploring the 
Ix>rd "to teach our people to fight and give them courage and perse- 
verance to overcome their enemies." Mr. Eakin was an extraordinary 
man, and, next to Mr. Whitefleld, esteemed the most eloquent preacher 
who had ever been in the country. See Johnson's History of Salem, 



Ezekiel Emerson, a native of Uxbridge, Mass., was ordained pastor 
of a Congregational church in Georgetown, Maine, Julv 3, 1763. He 
retired from the ministry in 1810, and died November 9, 1815, aged 80. 
James Jauncey was the son of a prominent merchant in New York 
P e J55 me name. He married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Gilbert 
in 17 <3, and was soon after appointed Master of the Rolls. In 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

And the following Gentlemen were admitted to the 

Degree of Master of Arts. 

Joseph Alexander, John Slemons, 

John Archer, Jonathan Smith, 

Samuel Blair, Amos Thompson, 

Enoch Green, Thomas Smith, 

^ James Hunt, John Van Brugh Tennant. 
Benjamin Rush, 

1775 he was appointed a member of the Provincial Council of New 
York. In 1776 he and his father and mother were imprisoned in Mid- 
dletown, Conn., as Tories. He died in 1777. His father retired to Eng- 
land, and died in London, February 6, 1790. See Sabine's Loyalists, I., 
572; Records N. Y. Chamber of Commerce, Part II., 138. 

John Lathrop, a native of Norwich, Conn., was for some months 
after his graduation engaged as an assistant teacher with the Rev. 
Dr. Wheelock in Moore's Indian Charity School at Lebanon, Conn.; 
and for several months he was a missionary among the Indians. On 
the 18th of May, 1768, he was ordained, and installed pastor of the 
Old North Church in Boston. At the opening of the Revolution, in 
1775, he was compelled to leave his charge, but returned to it in 1776. 
In the meantime their house of worship had been destroyed, and he 
therefore accepted an invitation to preach in the New Brick Church 
as an assistant to the Rev. Dr. Pemberton. After Dr. Pemberton's 
death the two societies were united, and Mr. Lathrop became their 
pastor, in June, 1779. Here he continued till the close of his life. Dr. 
Lathrop adopted Unitarian views, but at what period is not certain. 
His preaching was practical rather than doctrinal. He was an ardent 
patriot. In 1785 he was honored with the degree of Doctor of .Divinity 
by the University of Edinburgh. He died January 4, 1816. 

Joseph Lyon was a descendant of Henry Lyon, one of the first set- 
tlers of Newark, in 1667, but who was of Elizabethtown in 1673. Capt, 
Joseph Lyon was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church at Elizabeth- 
town as early as 1759. He died at Lyons Farms, August 26, 1772, in his 
61st year. His son, Joseph Lyon, born 1741, and who graduated at 
Princeton in 1763, was an Elder in the same church for thirty-five 
years before his death, which occurred May 14, 1821. 

Obadiah Noble entered the ministry and settled as pastor of a Con- 
gregational church at Orford, N. II., November 9, 1771. He was re- 
leased from this charge, February 16, 1829, and removed to Vermont, 
where he died the same year. He received the degree of A. M. from 
Dartmouth in 1773. 

William Paterson was famous for his influence in the Federal Con- 
vention of 1787. He was chosen United States Senator in 1789, but re- 
signed in 1790 to accept the office of Governor of New Jersey, which 
in turn he relinquished, March 4, 1793, on his appointment by Washing- 
ton to a seat on the Bench of the Supreme Court of the United States. 
He held this high office until the end of his life. Judge Paterson re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Dartmouth, in 
1805, and from Harvard, in 1S06. He died at Albany, September 9, 1806. 

Tapping Reeve was the son of the Rev. Abner Reeve, of Long Island, 
and afterwards of Vermont. He entered upon the practice of law in 
1772, at Litchfield, Conn. Mr. Reeve was a firm and warm friend of 
his country during the Revolution. In 1792 he opened a law school, 
and continued to give lectures to students at law for nearly thirty 
years. In 1798 he was appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Con- 
necticut, and afterwards was Chief Justice. His first wife was the 
only daughter of President Burr. Judge Reeve was a profound law- 
yer, and Chancellor Kent said of him: "He everywhere displays the 
vigour, freedom, and acuteness of a sound and liberal mind." He 
died December 13, 1823. 



256 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Also the following Gentlemen, Dr. John Redman, Dr. 
William Shippen, Junr. Francis Hopkinson, Esq; John 
Wentworth, Esq; with the Rev'd Mess'rs Benjamin Faw- 
cett, and Job Orion, had the Degree of Master of Arts 
conferred on them, as a proper Testimony to their Lit- 
erary Merit. 

The whole was concluded by an Ode set to Music, and 
a beautiful Poetic Dialogue on PEACE, to the general Sat- 
isfaction of a very Crouded, Polite, and Learned Assem- 
bly. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1088, October 13, 
1763- 

PHILADELPHIA, October 13. 

Captain Brookes, from New Haven, last Friday saw 
a large Sloop ashore about ten Miles this side of Great 
Egg Harbour; she had a Round House, and white Bot- 
tom; and a Number of Hogsheads, as the Captain 
thought, was seen on the Beach. 



John Simpson, a native of New Jersey, was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of New Brunswick, in 1770, and for the two following years he 
preached at Easton, Pa. In 1772 he was appointed by the Synod of 
New York and Philadelphia to visit Virginia and North Carolina. He 
spent seven months in this missionary work, and in 1774 was ordained 
and settled as pastor of Fishing Creek Church, South Carolina. He 
was a bold and ardent advocate of Independence, and was in many 
conflicts and skirmishes, in some of which he was regarded as the 
leader and adviser. He had many narrow escapes, and in the course 
of the war his house, his library, his sermons, and indeed all that he 
possessed, were destroyed by the enemy. After the war he gathered 
his scattered flock, and for ten years prached to them. In 1790 Mr. 
Simpson became pastor of Roberts and Good Hope Congregations, in 
Pendleton County, South Carolina, where he continued his labors until 
his death, February 15,. 1808. 

William Mackay Tennent w as a son of Rev. Charles Tennent, of 
Delaware, and a nephew of William and Gilbert Tennent. He was 
ordained, June 17, 1772, as pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Greenfield, Conn. In December, 1781, he resigned his charge and ac- 
cepted a call to the Presbyterian Church at Abington, Pennsylvania, 
where he continued till his death, December, 1810. Dr. Tennent mar- 
ried a daughter of the Rev. Dr. Rodgers, of New York. In 1797 he was 
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. 

James Watt was in 1770 ordained and installed pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church at Cape May, N. J., by the First Presbytery of Phila- 
He died November 19, 1798. Upon his tombstone we read, 

the 



tiUrHt, Came 1 5 Amerlca from Ireland. Three years after 
K vv[nr d h K he was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church 
in Windham, Js. H. He died September 10, 1793 



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List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, Philadelphia 

John Bartry, Cross-Roads. John Campbell, and Mrs. 
Callender, Cumberland County; Richard Crooks, West- 
New-Jersey. 

James Casseday, Raccoon-Creek. Widow Donnell r 
Cumberland County; Allen Delap, Pilesgrove; James 
Esuft, Salem. 

W'illiam Ewing, Cape May . Samuel Humphreys, 
Agnes Huston and Tobias Hendricks, Cumberland 
County. James Halliday (3) Salem 

Rev. Robert Kelsey, Cumberland County 

Thomas Logan, Baskingridge. Andrew Morrison, 
Cumberland County. Alexander Moore, New Jersey. 

Robert Montgomery, Paxton. Pat. Partinson (2),. 
James Patton, and John Park, N. Jersey. John Quigleyv 
Cumberland County. Charles Richards, East New Jer- 
sey 

Alexander Rea, Kingwood. James Stone, N. Jersey. 

Joseph Thompson, Cumberland County. George 
Wood, Cumberland County. John Wright, N. Jersey. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1816, October 13, 1763. 

New-Jersey, October 4. Saturday Night the first of 
October, near 10 o' Clock, a genteel young Man at Raway, 
in East New-Jersey, was flung off his Horse, and killed. 
His Death seems to be more dreadful, as he had been for 
some Time past at Variance with his Father. The Prom- 
ise of Long-Life, is to obedient Children. 

Several Robberies have been committed within a few 
Days past at Newark, Elizabeth-Town, and Raway. 'Tis 
said some Persons have been committed on Suspicion; 
and 'tis hoped Justice may take Place : Mean While, this 
should caution People to be a little more careful, as great 
Numbers of Stragglers, are about the Country. 

17 



258 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

When we hear continually of the Depredations of the 
Indians upon the English; and^ every Government silent 
about either Revenge or Resentment, and no Encourage- 
ment given to endeavour to chastise those Savages ! Will 
it be a Transgression, to inquire, what is become of Brit- 
ish Spirit ? or is it really from a Christian Temper of 
Forbearance ? Would to God this was indeed the Cause. 
The New York Gazette, October 17, 1763. 

Cumberland County, West New Jersey, Oct. 8, 1763. 
Was Committed to the Goal of this County for want of 
a Pass, a Man about 26 Years of Age, in poor Habit, and 
says he was born in Queen Ann's County, Maryland, 
and that his Name is William Lloyd. If any Person or 
Persons, has any Demand on said Lloyd, they are desired 
to come to the Sheriff of said County, and pay the Cost, 
otherwise he will be discharged in five Weeks from this 
Date, with paying the Cost. 

HOWELL POWELL, Sheriff. 

Whereas one William Miller, of Hunterdon County, 
West Jersey, in the Year 1751 obtained four several 
Bonds for Ten Pounds each, payable, as therein men- 
tioned, from the Subscriber; which said Bonds were for 
his Good-will for a certain Quantity of Land by him pre- 
tended to have a Right to, which Right proved to be noth- 
ing, and he now having the said Bonds in Possession, I 
hereby forewarn and acquaint all Persons not to take any 
Assignment on said Bonds whatsoever, for that I can 
prove them legally discharged. 

SAMUEL LANDERS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1817, October 20, 
1763. 



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NEW-YORK, October 24 

A Schooner from Piscataqua for Philadelphia, loaded 
with Fish Oyl, &c. sunk last Thursday, about 10 Leagues 
to the Eastward of Sandy-Hook. The Crew came up to 
Town last Saturday Night, and took their Passages to 
Rhode-Island Yesterday in the Packet. 

On Tuesday last w r e received the following melancholy 
Advice from Northampton County, viz. That on Sun- 
day, the 1 6th Inst the Laghowexin Settlement, on a 
Branch of the Delaware, betwixt Wyoming and the Mine- 
sinks, was cut off by the Indians, when nine People were 
killed, and four wounded, one of which, and two Boys, 
had got into Upper Smithfield. That on Thursday last a 
Party of the Enemy rushed into a House in Allemingle 
Township, and tomahawked the Man, his Wife, and four 
Children, and a fifth is said to be missing. And that on 
Saturday the following Persons were killed in a Flat, 
going over to the Jerseys, viz. Stephen Brink, Garret 
Brink, Esther Brink, Peter Vangarda, Benjamin Raur, 
and a Negro Woman: Jacob Shoemaker, and Samuel 
Guin, missing. These People had moved their Families 
into the Jersies, but had come over to milk their Cows, 
and were on their return back again, when the Enemy 
fired on them. 

And from Sussex County in the Jerseys, we learn, that 
the Indians have been seen in different parts thereof. 

RuN-away last Sunday morning from on board the 
Burlington stage : boat, a lad named John Williams, (ap- 
prentice to Adam Parker in Burlington), he is about fif- 
teen years of age, five foot .five inches high, brown com- 
plexion, and short curl'd hair, about six months ago he 
escaped from the Indians where he has been prisoner two 
years; he had on when he went away a pair of buckskin 



260 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

breeches, an oznabrigs shirt, a brown short jacket and a 
silk and worsted one under it, an old beaver hat, black 
rib'd stockings, old shoes & white mettal buckles in them : 
Whoever takes up and secures said apprentice in any goal 
so that his master may have him again shall have FORTY 
SHILLINGS reward paid by ADAM PARKER at Burlington, 
or THOMAS STORY, at the Crooked Billet wharff, Phila- 
delphia. 

To be sold at the Plantation of Thomas Leonard at 
Prince Town, at publick vendue on Tuesday the I5th of 
November next, sundry houses and lotts of land in Prince- 
Town; also sundry lotts of land in said town without any 
buildings on them; likewise 12 or 15 Negroes, this coun- 
try born, a large stock of cattle, among which are some 
fine oxen; likewise a quantity of sheep and some horses. 

Credit will be given for the above till the ist of May 
next. 

Likewise to be sold by said Leonard at private sale, 2 
valuable plantations, lying and being in Somerset county, 
East Jersey, adjoining Prince-Town, containing 260 acres 
each, for further particulars enquire of Thomas Leonard. 

N. B. If the above Plantations are not sold, one of 
them is to be lett. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1090, 
October 27, 1763. 

To be SOLD, by the Subscriber, 

The IRON WORKS, known by the Name of Mountholly 
Ironworks, viz. one Forge or Finery, with three Fire- 
places, three Pair of Bellows, and all the Utensils there- 
unto belonging. Also one other Forge or Chasery, with 
one Fire Place, and one Pair of Bellows, with all the 
Utensils belonging to it, built for the Conveniency of the 
Hammer-man, where he meets with no Interruption from 
the Finers; both built upon the main Branch of Ranco- 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 26 1 

cus-creek, Water carriage from the Forges to Philadel- 
phia ; a large and compleat Coal-house, four good framed 
Dwelling-houses, three of which made for two Tenements 
each, for the Workmen. Also a large commodious Dwell- 
ing-house, convenient for a Store or Shop, with a hand- 
some pailed Garden ; and other Out-houses, all lying con- 
tiguous to the Works; with about 500 Tons of Bog Ore 
on the Bank, and 360 Acres of Land, bordering on the 
Town, and joining the Works, six Acres of Meadow 
cleared and fenced, and a great Deal more may be made, 
which would make a pretty Farm. Any Person inclining 
to purchase, may be informed of the Price, and the In- 
cumbrances upon it, by applying to 

PETER BARD* 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1818, October 27, 
1763. 

Philadelphia, October 27. From Sussex County, in the 
Jerseys, we learn that the Indians have been seen in differ- 
ent Parts thereof; and that the Militia of that Province 
are out after them. 

New- York Second Light-House and 
Publick Lottery. 

ISlPAs a few Tickets remain unsold, the Drawing 
thereof will be postponed until the Fourteenth Day of 
November next. 

New-York, October 29, 1763. 

TO be SOLD -by Publick Vendue, on the second Tues- 
day in November, at the House of Brook Farmer, 
in New-Brunswick, a Tract of Land containing 315 
Acres, within a Mile of South-River Bridge, well tim- 
ber'd, to be sold in Lots of 100 Acres each. At the Day 

iSee also N. J. Archives, XX,, 184, 



262 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

of Sale a Draught of the Land will be shewn to the Pur- 
chasers, and a sufficient Title given by, 

DANIEL LEONARD. 



TO be Sold at Publick Vendue, on the Premises, on 
Monday the I4th Day of November next, A House 
and Lot of Land, situate in Connecticut Farms, near the 
Meeting-House, being very convenient either for a Tav- 
ern or a Merchant, as it lies on the main Road from Mor- 
ris and Sussex Counties to Elizabeth-Town: The Sale 
to begin at One o'Clock in the Afternoon. If any Person 
should incline to purchase the above at private Sale, may 
apply to John Deheart, or John Chettwood, Esqrs. in said 
Elizabeth-Town, who will agree for the same. 
Eliz.-Town, Oct. 25, 1763. 

The New York Gazette, October 31, 1763. 

The general Assembly of New Jersey are summoned 
to meet at Burlington, on Tuesday the I5th Instant. 

RuN-away on the 29th ult. from Robert Taylor of 
Greenwich township, Gloucester county, An Irish servant 
lad named Tully M'Vermik, about 18 or 19 years of age, 
middle statured, well set, brown hair, freckl'd and talks 
good English : had on when he went away an old hat, a 
snuff coloured thicksett coat, striped linnen shirt, blue 
plush breeches, pale blue yarn stockings, and new shoes 
with carved copper buckles in them. Whoever takes up 
and secures said servant so that his master may have him 
again shall have FIVE POUNDS reward and reasonable 
charges paid by ROBERT TAYLOR 

N. B. All masters of vessels and others are forbid to 
harbour or carry him off at their peril. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 26j 

RuN-away from a shallop, betwixt Glouster point and 
Chester, and went on shore on the Jersey side of the river : 
Six servant men, viz. 

JOHN McKAY: Aged about nineteen years, five feet 
six inches high, of a black complexion, and wears a black 
wig or cap. 

WILLIAM McQuEEN : aged about twenty-one years, 
five feet nine inches high, of a ruddy complexion, and 
wears a black wig, or a cap. 

CHRISTOPHER WEIGNER: Born in Sweden or Den- 
mark, aged twenty-six years, five feet six inches high, 
strong made, wears his own hair, of a fair complexion, 
and speaks bad English. 

J. DAWSON : Aged about twenty-two years, five feet 
nine inches high, well made, of a fair complexion, wears 
a black wig or cap. 

ALEXANDER Me. DONALD: Aged about twenty-six 
years, five feet eight inches high, pitted with the small- 
pox, a brown complexion, wears his hair. 

DAVID GRAHAM : aged about twenty-eight years, five 
feet six inches high, swarthy complexion, with short red 
hair. The first four have been some time at sea; the 
other two are by trade tin men, or pewterers; they had 
with them sailors new short blue jackets, lined with white 
flannel, and is supposed will go to New- York, or on board 
some vessel. They were all lately imported from Leith, 
in the ship Boyd, Capt. Dunlop. Any person that secures 
any of the said servants so that the subscriber may have 
them again, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS reward for 
each, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

ROBERT RITCHIE. 

N. B. They robbed the shallop and took away their 
indentures. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry 



264 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

away any of the said servants. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1091, November 3, 1763. 

To BE SOLD 

A Commodious Plantation, containing 210 Acres of 
Land, 100 Acres of Plow Land cleared, and in good Re- 
pair, 15 Acres of Meadow cleared, and 25 or 30 Acres 
more may be made, well timbered and watered, a new 
Stone House, finished to the Key, 31 by 21 Feet, two 
Stories high, two Rooms on a Floor, with two good 
Chimnies, commodiously built for a Country Store, where 
one has formerly been kept for a considerable Time, well 
situated in a good Country for the Business. Also a good 
framed House, with a good Log Kitchen, a good Cellar, 
and Granary, a good Frame Barn 36 by 26 Feet, 250 
good bearing Apple Trees, the most of them grafted with 
the best of Fruits, plenty of Peach and other Fruit Trees, 
lying in Kingwood, a very flourishing Part of Hunter- 
don County, 25 Miles from Trenton, and 40 from Phila- 
delphia, about one Mile and a Half from a good Landing, 
and excellent Fishery on the River Delawere, about a Mile 
from a good Mill, near a School, and differenent Places 
of Worship. The Title indisputable. 

Whoever inclines to purchase the same, may know the 
Terms, by applying to the Owner, on the Premises. 

Malakiah Bonham. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1819, November 
3, 1763- 

LIST of the fortunate Numbers in the Nciv-Jerscy 
Third Provincial Lottery, drawn at New Brunswick, in 
September, 1763. Supplement to the Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 1819, November 3, 1763. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 265 

New-York, November 7. The General Assembly of 
New-Jersey, are summoned to meet at Burlington, on 
Tuesday the I5th Instant. 

ABOUT three Weeks ago, a Negro Man came to the 
House of Thomas Letson, at Black-Point, in East 
New Jersey : He calls himself Sambo, is about 5-^ Feet 
high, speaks English very indifferently, says he belongs 
to one Allen; and is now sick. Whoever lays Claim to 
said Negro, and proves Property, may have him, (on 
paying Charges) by applying to the said Thomas Letson. 
The New York Gazette, November 7, 1763. 

TO BE SOLD BY 

Robert Ritchie. 

A Large parcle of Madeira and St. Michaels wine, by 
the pipe, hogshead, or quarter cask, the most part of the 
latter is above 3 years old, and of a fine quality, Jamaica 
spirit, muscavado sugar, and an assortment of dry goods, 
very cheap for cash or on short credit. 

He has likewise to sell two stout likely negro men, at 
the upper ferry on the Jersey side, one of them is sawyer. 

To BE SOLD, 

By public vendue, on the I2th and I4th Instant, in the 
Market-place at Burlington, at 4 o'clock in the after- 
noon. 

A parcel of NEGROES. 

Men, Women, Boys and Girls. 

Two weeks credit, on good security, will be given by 

THOMAS RICHE 
or FRANCIS MOORE. 

Prince-Town, October 25, 1763. 
The Publick is hereby notified, that as soon as a com- 



266 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

petent Number of Scholars, offer themselves, an English 
School will be opened, under the Inspection of the Presi- 
dent of New-Jersey College, and as an Appendage to the 
same; in which is proposed to be taught the English Lan- 
guage grammatically, and that the Boys, when found 
capable, be exercised in Compositions, as well as in pro- 
nouncing Orations publickly: Also, Writing, Arith- 
metick, and the practical Branches of the Mathematicks, 
by a proper Master or Masters; and in the mean Time, 
until this Scheme shall be ripe for Execution, such as de- 
sire, may be well accommodated at the common English 
School in the Town, now taught by Mr. Simon Williams, 
a Graduate of this College, who writes a good Hand, and 
has had long experience in Teaching. Gentlemen's Sons 
can be conveniently boarded at several Places in Town, 
and one Gentlewoman in particular, has taken a large 
commodious House for that very Purpose. It may be de- 
pended on, that all possible Care and Pains will be taken 
both with respect to the Morals and Instruction of the 
Youth. 

S. FIN LEY, President of the College. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1092, November 
10, 1763. 

To be SOLD or LETT, 

A Saw-mill, together with the Lands thereunto belong- 
ing, lying on one of the South Branches of Little Egg- 
harbour River, within about 4 Miles of a Landing, where 
the Produce may be transported either to New- York or 
Philadelphia. Also to be sold a House and Lot, situate 
in Mountholly, lying in a convenient Place for a Store- 
keeper or Tradesman. Any Person inclining to purchase, 
may know the Terms, by applying to JOHN WEST, at the 
Old Ferry, Philadelphia. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 267 

Made his Escape from the Constable of the Township, 
of Deptford, in the County of Gloucester, in West New 
Jersey, on the 2ist of October last, a certain Man, named 
John Boan, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, well-set, of a 
sandy Complexion, and speaks bold : Had on, when he 
went away, a light coloured double breasted napped 
Jacket, wide Trowsers, Yarn Stockings, a Beaver Hat, 
about half worn, and wears a Silk Cap. It is likely he will 
change his Clothes, as he took other Clothes with him,, 
but what Sort is unknown. Whoever takes up said Fel- 
low, and secures him in any Goal, so that the said Con- 
stable may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Re- 
ward, and if brought to Gloucester Goal, Three Pounds, 

paid by me 

JOSIAH CHATTIN, Constable 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him. 
off at their Peril. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on Thursday, the 8th Day 
of December next, at the House of Daniel Cahil, in King- 
wood near the Quakers Meeting-house, a Tract of Wood- 
land, situate in the County of Sussex, near a remarkable 
Precipice, called and known by the Name of the White 
Rocks, beginning at a large Black-oak, lettered WR, 
standing under the Foot of Pahaquala Mountain, and is 
Corner to a Survey made for Martin Ryerson Esq; and 
runs from thence along his Line ( i ) South 60 Degrees 
East 10 Chains, to a small Chestnut-oak, standing on the 
South Side of a Swamp, being one of his Corners ; thence 
(2) South 50 Degrees West 80 Chains, to a Pine-tree, 
lettered WR; thence (3) North 33 Degrees West 32 
Chains and 50 Links, to a Heap of Stones under the 
aforesaid Mountain ; thence along under the same North 
67 Degrees East 76 Chains, to the Place of beginning, 
containing 151 Acres, besides the usual Allowance for 



-268 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

Highways; the whole remarkably \vell timbered, and 
watered, and it is supposed that 30 or 40 Acres of Mead- 
< \v may be made with little Expence. Any Person inclin- 
ing to purchase the same, may apply to Edward Oatley, 
in Hardwick, near the Premises, or to the Subscriber, 
where a Draught of said Land may be seen, and be in- 
formed of the Title and Terms of Sale. The Vendue will 
begin at one o' Clock in the Afternoon of said Day, where 
<lue Attendance will be given by 

WILLIAM REA. 

Also at the same Time and Place will be sold, by Way 
of public Vendue, a Tract of Land, situate in the County 
of Sussex, near a Place called Allamuchahockin, bounded 
Eastward by the Line of Partition betwixt East and West 
Jersey; on the South by Land surveyed to Col. John 
Hackett, Martin Ryersori, Esq; and others, containing 
206 Acres, besides the usual Allowance; there is a Log- 
house and Barn thereon, and now in the Tenure of Daniel 
Maddox. The main Road from the Union Iron Works to 
Andover Furnace, crosses Part of the Plantation. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1820, November 10, 1763. 

Nezv-York, November 14. We hear from the Frontiers 
of the Province of New- Jersey, of the 6th Instant. That 
the Inhabitants are greatly disturbed by the Indians near 
'Col. Van Camp's 1 on the River Delaware. 

County of Bergen. 

NOTICE is hereby given to all Persons, That in the 
Gaol of Hackinsack, there is a man whose Name is 
John Lavar, aged about 29 Years, and is to be sold out 
of the said Gaol for Costs of Suit, which is 14 or 15 

iCol. Abraham Van Campen. 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 269, 

Pounds, at this Time, and will be sold per Sheriff of said 
County, for a reasonable Time. 

Isaac Kinsland, Sheriff of said County. 

TAKEN up as a Runaway at Cecaicos, 2 in the County 
of Bergen, at the House o<f Reiner Vangesen, 3 Esq; 
on Sunday Morning the 6th Inst. November, an Indian 
Servant Lad, aged about 16 or 17 Years, is 5^ Feet high : 
Had on when taken up, a Pair of old Tow-Trowsers, a 
white Flannel Under Jacket, and an old homespun Jacket, 
middling good Shoes, and a Pair old Leggings, and, as 
he says, his Name is Ben Jathro, and belongs to William 
Nicoll, Esq; a Lawyer upon Long-Island. Whoever 
comes and proves his Property to the aforesaid Indian 
Servant, at the Gaol of Hackinsack, may have him again, 
paying all Charges to the High Sheriff of said County. 
ISAAC KINSLAND, Sheriff; of said County. 
The New York Gazette, November 14, 1763. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

MADE his escape the 8th inst. from the subscriber 
one of the constables of Penns-Neck, in Salem county, 
one William M'Groerty, (alias Groves) who was com- 
mitted on suspicion of felony, he is a taylor by trade, 
about five feet eight inches high; had on when he went 
away an old snuff coloured coat with very short skirts, a 
blue waistcoat, high coloured breeches, black rib'd stock- 
ings, a good pair of shoes with square buckles in them, 
and long black hair cued behind. Whoever takes up said 
Groerty and secures him in any of his majesty's goal and 

i For note on Isaac Kingsland, see N. J. Archives, XIX., 261, note. 

sSecaucus. 

For a notice of Rynier Van Giesen, see N. J. Archives, XIX., 391, 
note. For Genealogy of the Van Giesen Family, see History of Pater-- 
son, by William Nelson, I., 264-272. 



270 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

gives notice to the subscriber shall have the above reward 

paid by 

EDWARD MOORE, Constable. 

RUN away, last night, from Samuel Hewes, of Green- 
wich township, in Gloucester county, in the province of 
West New-Jersey; An English servant man, named 
James Dobson, about five feet four inches high, of a fair 
complexion, with a cast in his eyes, a lightish coloured 
nap coat, with a claret coloured jacket, a pair of new 
buckskin breeches, new gray stockings, good new Shoes, 
with two odd buckles in them, with two letters on one of 
his arms. If any one takes up the said servant, or secures 
him in any goal, so that his master may have him again, 
shall have FORTY SHILLINGS reward, and reasonable 
charges paid by me 

SAMUEL HEWES. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off. 

An Extract of a Letter from Capt. Bowers, of Hanover, 
dated the 6th Day of November, at the Head-Quarters, 
tzvelve Miles above Colonel Van Camp's, on the River 
Delaware, on the Frontiers of the Province of New- 
Jersey. 

SIR, 

"I arrived here with my Detachment of 90 Men, by 
'Order of his Excellency William Franklin, Esq; &c. 
Avhere I found 150 Persons, Men, Women, and Children, 
who were driven to this Station by the cruel Savages of 
the Wilderness; of these, fifty at least, lodge every Night 
in one small Room, in a very uncomfortable and confus'd 
Manner; in the Morning, they throw what Beds and 
Covering they have out of Doors in one Heap, which in 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2/1 

a Sort resembles the Chaos before the Elements were sep- 
arated from one another. These poor People, it seems 
(if ever there can be such) are the most proper Objects of 
our Commiseration, for they have been compelled to quit 
their little all; their Provisions, their Corn, and in short, 
their whole Dependance to be devoured and consumed 
without any Hope of Security : What can ever animate 
a Christian to unsheath the Sword,. and bathe the same in 
blood, if the Distress of his Brethren by Reason of the 
inhuman Cruelty of Savages, will not ? And what will 
not the Noble and Generous deny himself of, that he may 
rescue such miserable Innocents as are daily presented to 
our view ? Every Time I see these piteous Objects, and 
hear their Lamentations, methinks I feel something with- 
in, that makes me uneasy without Revenge. Two Indi- 
ans were seen on this Side the River Yesterday, by Capt. 

De Pue, to which he was qualified : and what will be 

the final Issue of this troublesome Indian Affair, is yet in 
the Womb of Providence. O may God grant Repent- 
ance to his People, that his Anger may be turned away, 
that we Perish not. 

I am, Sir, yours, &c. 

LEMUEL BOWERS." 

Monday last the Revd. Mr. WHITEFIELD set out from 
this City for Prince-Town. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1093, November 17, 1763. 

BOSTON, November 3. 

The Surveyor General has appointed FRANCIS HOP- 
KiNsoN/Esq; to be Collector of the King's Customs at 
the Port of Salem, in the Province of New Jersey, in the 
Room of ANDREW DEWAR, Esq ; appointed to be Collector 
of His Majesty's Customs at the Island of Dominica 

1 For a sketch of Francis Hopkinson, Signer of the Declaration of 
Independence, see N. J. Archives, X., 426-8, note. 



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GEORGE HARDING 

Is removed from Burlington to Mount-holly opposite 
Mr. Forquer's Tavern, where he still carries on the Trade 
of Leather dressing and Breeches-making as usual, and 
hopes for the Continuance of his former Customers 
Favours. Those who please to favour him with their Cus- 
tom, may depend on having their Work compleated in the 
neatest and best Manner, by their humble Servant 

GEORGE HARDING. 

Run away from the Little Falls on Passaick River, in 
East- Jersey, on the 24th of October last, one Abraham 
Williams, a thick set Man, of a sandy Complexion, with 
red Hair: Had on new Shoes, Buckles, Stockings, 
Leather Breeches, a red Jacket, and a blue Great-coat, 
with white Metal Buttons. Took with him a sorrel bald 
faced Horse about 15 Hands high, paces and trots, with 
a lofty Carriage. Whoever takes up and secures said 
Williams, and the Horse, so that the Owner may have 
Satisfaction, shall have Fifteen Dollars Reward, and rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by 

JAMES GRAY/ 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, Xo. 1821, November 
17, 1763- 

New-York, November 21. Tuesday last the Light- 
House Lottery began Drawing, since which the following 
Numbers have come up Prizes, viz. 

No. 6078, 1000 1. 6847, 5 1- 8550, 500 1. 3268, 500 1. 
8238, 200 1. 7566, 200 1. 9219, 200 1. 3936, 200 1. 289, 
100 1. 3072, 100 1. 6836, 100 1. 5013, 100 1. The New 
York Gazette, November 21, 1763. 

i James Gray had an iron furnace and forge at Little Falls, where 
he utilized the water power. Having raised the dam, causing- an ex- 
tensive flooding of the lands above the Falls, the Legislature passed an 
act in 1772 providing for lowering it. Gray joined the British, in the 
Revolution, and his property was confiscated and sold by the State. 



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LONDON. 

Sept. 13. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint 
Samuel Smith * and John Ladd 3 2 Esqrs ; to be Gentlemen 
of the Council for New-Jersey. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1094, November 24, 1763. 

RuN-away from the subscriber living at Reedy island, 
New- Castle county, an apprentice, on Friday the 4th day 
of November, at the county of Cape May, named David 
Foster, twenty-one years of age or thereabouts, a well set 
fellow, down look he has black strait hair, and is a talka- 
tive fellow of a swarthy complexion; had on when he 
went away, a red jacket, and a pair of blue trowsers, or 
red plush breeches, a flopped hat, and a new pair of shoes 
with broad rimmed brass buckles. Whoever takes up 
said apprentice, and secures him any of his majesties goals 
so that I may get him again, shall have FORTY SHILLINGS 
reward if taken in this county, or FIFTY SHILLINGS if 
taken else where, and reasonable charges paid by 

HENRY TUDER, Pilot. 

N. B. All Persons are forewarned of entertaining said 
apprentice. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1094, No- 
vember 24, 1763. 

Philadelphia, November 21, 1763. 

TO be sold, and enter 'd on immediately, a valuable 
Plantation right opposite and within three Miles of 
Philadelphia, in the Jerseys, lying on a Branch of New- 
town Creek. There is about 200 Acres, and only not quite 
a Third of that cleared; One Half of which is Low-Land 
Meadow r , and more' may be made. The Wood-Land is 
exceeding, and known to be the best timbered within 

i For a sketch of Samuel Smith, the author of the' first and best 
History of New Jersey, see N. J. Archives, IX., 394. 
2For notices of John Ladd, see N. J. Archives, IX., 395; X., 224. 



274 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

many Miles, more being permitted to be cut or sold off of 
it for this 20 Years past, only what upheld the Fence. 
There is on said Plantation a Frame House, a Barn, and 
Stable, a good bearing Orchard, and a constant Spring of 
good Water within 30 or 40 Yards of the Door. The 
said Plantation has been an old accustomed Place to raise 
produce for Philadelphia Market, for above this 40 or 50 
Years past; and has, or may, with suitable Industry, pro- 
duce sufficient to attend said Market every Day in the 
Year. Any Person inclinable to treat about or for the 
above Premises, may apply to the Subscriber, living at the 
Corner of Arch, and Second-streets, opposite to the Sign 
of the George, and next Door to Thomas Maybury's 
Store, in Philadelphia, and know the Terms and Title, 
which is indisputable 

JOHN NEWBY. 

The New York Gazette, November 28, 1763. 

SIX POUNDS REWARD. 

STOLEN out of the subscribers pasture the 7th of No- 
vember inst. a likely dark bay horse, branded on the near 
thigh IVH has a star on his forehead, and a snip on his 
nose, his tail bobed and was shod before, he paces, trots 
and gallops. Supposed to be stolen by Jacob Johnson, a 
middle sized, slender made, thin faced man, his nose thin 
and rising in the middle, his complexion inclining to dark, 
he is well-dressed, and had a pinchback watch in his pock- 
et, and is supposed to be gone towards Carolina. Whoever 
secures the above described horse, and returns him to me, 
or to Reuben Haines in Philadelphia, shall have THREE 
POUNDS reward and reasonable charges, and THREE 
POUNDS for the thief if brought to punishment. 

HENRY BURR, Jun. 

near Burlington. 



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Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Abigail, 
Peter Groves, to Salem. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Tract of Land, lying in Gloucester county, contain- 
ing upwards of seven thousand acres, near a landing on 
Rackoon creek. 

Another tract called Alford's neck, lying in Gloucester 
county, containing 757 acres, being very valuable, as the 
greatest part is capable of being made meadow. With 
several other valuable tracts of land in New Jersey, lately 
belonging to the Honourable John Alford, Esq; Boston, 
deceased. For terms of sale enquire of Edwin Shippen, 
jun, in Philadelphia. 

Run away at Amboy, Henry Gorman, an Irish servant 
man lately from Ireland in the Brig Boscowan, a taylor 
by trade. Had on when he went away a whitish coloured 
home-spun old coat, a lindsey-woolsey jacket, old white 
shagg breeches, a coarse felt hat, stutters in speech, espe- 
cial when drunk, had in his napsack a bluish ticking coat, 
an old holland flowered jacket, a check shirt and sundry 
old wearing apparell. Whoever takes up said Gorman and 
brings him to Philadelphia, to George Davis, merchant, 
shall receive THREE POUNDS reward and reasonable 
charges. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1095, Decem- 
ber i, 1763. 

BURLINGTON, November 16, 1763 
The SPEECH of His Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, 
Esq; Captain General, Governor and Commander in 
Chief of the Province of New Jersey, Chancellor and Vice 
Admiral in the same. 

Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, and Gentlemen of the GEN- 
ERAL ASSEMBLY, 
By the Papers which I shall order to be laid before you, 



2/6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

you will find that, since your last Sessions, the Indians 
have commenced fresh Hostilities against' the English, 
and even extended their Incursions to the Borders of this 
Province. Soon after the first Intelligence of their Dep- 
radations on the Frontiers of the neighbouring Govern- 
ments, I directed the Commanding Officer of the Militia 
in Sussex, being the County most exposed to have his 
Regiment fitted for Service, so that he might either march 
the whole, or send Detachments, to any Part that should 
be attacked, or in danger : He was likewise ordered, in 
case of Necessity, to call upon the Militia of the other 
Counties for Assistance. Accordingly when the Indians 
had begun to ravage the adjacent Part of Pennsylvania, 
he sent a Detachment to occupy the several Posts which 
had been fortified on our Frontier during the late War. 
But as a Party of the Enemy did notwithstanding come 
over, and destroy some of the Settlers within the Limits 
of this Province; and as the rest of the Inhabitants of 
that County were thereby greatly alarmed, and apprehen- 
sive of Danger, I ordered Ninety Men from the Militia of 
Morris County to their Relief : And soon after, by the 
Advice of the Council, I reinforced them with Forty-five 
Men from the Regiment- of Somerset, and directed the 
Fortifications at the several Posts to be repaired. Had 
not this Assistance been granted, there is great Reason to 
believe the Inhabitants would have abandoned their Set- 
tlements, and that Part of the Country become entirely 
depopulated, the Consequences of which are too obvious 
to need mentioning. ... I have also empowered, Jon- 
athan Hampton, Esq; to furnish the Militia which are 
now, or may hereafter be sent up to the Frontier, with 
Provisions, and other Necessaries. Both he, and they, 
place great Confidence in the Honour and Justice of the 
Legislature of this Province, and expect to meet with a 
proper Compensation for their Services. 



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After all, Gentlemen, I am far from thinking that even 
if the whole Militia of the Province were sent to our Bor- 
ders, they would be sufficient to secure effectually so ex- 
tended a Frontier against the Inroads of Savages. A 
skulking Party of them will always have it in their Power, 
notwithstanding all our Care, to steal in unperceived, 
commit their Outrages, and retire with Impunity. Would 
you keep the War from, your own Country, there is no 
W r ay so effectual as to carry it into that of the Enemy. 
By acting on the Defensive only, you give them almost 
every Advantage they could desire. They may uninter- 
rupted assemble together from distant Quarters, settle 
their Plans of Operations, and take their own Time for 
carrying them into Execution. But if we were to send 
Parties of Rangers into their Country, to cut off the Com- 
munication between their several Places of Residence, 
surprise them in their Hunting and Fishing, destroy their 
Corn Fields, bring off their Women and Children, and 
burn their Habitations, we should, in a little Time, be 
able to oblige them to accept whatever Terms we might 
think proper to dictate. In short, if we would fight them 
in their own Way, we should find that an Indian War 
would soon be stripped of all its Terrors : And this, were 
the Colonies united in their Measures, would be a Matter 
of no Difficulty, as we could then with Ease furnish ten 
Parties for one that could be furnished by the Enemy. 

These having been long my Sentiments with regard to 
the Method of conducting a War against Indians, it af- 
fords me particular Pleasure to have it now in my Power 
to lay before you a Plan of Sir Jeffrey Amherst's for 
"putting in Execution such offensive Operations as may 
"be most effectual for reducing the Savages, and securing 
"Peace and Quiet to the English Settlements hereafter." 
For this desirable Purpose, the General makes a Requisi- 



2/8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

tion of 600 Men, to be raised, cloathed and paid by this 
Province : Arms, Tents and Provisions he undertakes to 
supply on the Part of the Crown. They, with the Troops 
that are to be raised in New York, and such Regulars as 
can be collected, are to be employed in punishing the Sav- 
ages to the Northward, while the Forces raised in the 
Southern Colonies are carrying on their Operations 
against the Enemy in that Quarter 

The Plan proposed, Gentlemen, appears extremely 
judicious, and will probably, if well executed, be produc- 
tive of the most salutary Effects. It will too, I am con- 
vinced, be a considerable Saving to the Province : For the 
frequent taking the Inhabitants from their several Em- 
ploys, marching them to the Frontiers, and maintaining 
them while there, is attended not only with a great Ex- 
pence to the Public, but a heavy Loss to the Individuals, 
who being many of them Masters of Families, their pri- 
vate Affairs must suffer greatly in their Absence. 

Although the People of this Province have had but very 
little, if any Commerce with Indians, yet I think it advis- 
able, on the present Occasion, that a Law should be passed 
forthwith, for making it highly penal to supply them with 
any military Stores whatever. 

I have but little more, Gentlemen, to add on this Head. 
You must be as fully convinced as myself that, unless dur- 
ing the War we make these Barbarians feel very sensibly 
the Weight of our Resentment, any Peace, we may here- 
after conclude with them, will be but of short Duration. 
Their seizing upon the Effects, and massacring the Per- 
sons of the Traders who came among them, upon their 
own Invitation; their murdering, in cold Blood, the Gar- 
risons who had surrendered on Promises of Safety and 
Protection; and their butchering Women and Children, 
and even Persons who had done them signal Favours, 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2/9 

are such strong Instances of their Breach of Faith, 
Treachery and Inhumanity, that they no longer deserve 
to be considered as in the Scale of human Beings, or in- 
deed upon a Level with the ravenous Beasts of the Wil- 
derness. 

The Company in tlie Pay "of this Province, which has 
been long stationed at Niagara, is, as you will see by the 
Papers communicated to you, greatly reduced. Part of 
them are now on their Return to the Province, and the 
General has promised to discharge the Remainder as soon 
as the Service will admit of it. Some additional Provis- 
ion there will be a Necessity of making on their Account. 

The Re-enacting (and amending, if requisite), the Law 
for regulating the Militia, is another Matter, that I must 
recommend to you as absolutely necessary. 

Gentlemen of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 

As I form my Expectations of your future from your 
past Conduct, I cannot admit of a Doubt that you will 
most chearfully raise the Supplies now required. . . . 
It would, I assure you, be with Reluctance that I should 
consent to lay any additional Taxes on a People, who 
have borne so large a Share of the Burthen of the late 
War, did I not know that their immediate Preservation 
made it a Matter of Necessity. 

Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, and Gentlemen of the GEN- 
ERAL ASSEMBLY, 

You will, perhaps, when you have gone through the 
several Matters, I have now recommended to you, think 
it a convenient Season for engaging in the other Business 
of the Province. If this should be the Case, you may de- 
pend on finding me ready to co-operate with you in what- 
ever may be necessary for the Public Service. 



2 80 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

\r^'-}'ork, November 24. We hear several vessels are 
ashore at Barnegat. 

PHILADELPHIA, December i 

From Sussex County, in New-Jersey, we have Intelli- 
gence, that on the I7th Instant Capt. Wesbrook, with n 
more of the Militia, went over to the Pennsylvania Side, 
in order to bring off some Cattle and Effects which were 
left there by Persons who had deserted their Habitations : 
That about three Miles from the River they were attacked 
by a Body of Indians, who killed Capt. Westbrook, Will- 
iam Cartwright, Andreas Decker, Nathaniel Carter, and 
one Duncan : That six others escaped to Nominac, and 
a Person of the Name of Whealand is missing, supposed 
to be carried off, to give an Account of the Situation 'of 
the Forces on the River: That a Party of 150 Militia, 
immediately on receiving the News of this Disaster, went 
over to Pennsylvania, to bury the Dead, who found the 
Bodies of five of our Men most inhumanly butchered, and 
an Indian shaved and dressed in the Mohawk Manner, 
who was' killed in the Engagement, the white Men they 
brought off and buried, and scalped the Indian : That the 
Party of Indians were thought, by the Persons engaged, 
to be upwards of 40 in Number, and 'tis imagined they 
were apprehensive of the Alarm spreading, and therefore 
made a precipitate Retreat, as they did not carry off the 
Indian that was killed, and left the following Things be- 
hind them, near the Place of Action, viz. about the Quan- 
tity of a Waggon Load of smoaked Beef and Pork, 12 Ib. 
of Tallow, 2 French Guns, a Mohawk Indian Cap, i 
Blanket, 2 Belts of Wampum, a Scalping-knife, Looking- 
glass, Leggings, Moquasens, &c. And that it is the Opin- 
ion of the Inhabitants on the New-Jersey Frontier in gen- 
eral, that this Party were on their Way to that Province, 
and that if they had not been met, as they were, by Cap- 



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tain Westbrook's Party, they would have committed great 
Damage that Evening among the Inhabitants on that 
Frontier, which it would have been out of the Power of 
the Guard stationed there to have prevented. The Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 1823, December I, 1763. 

The Sloop Success, Capt. Badger from Boston for this 
Port, is ashore on Squan Beach. 

We hear Capt. Cockran from the Granades belonging 
to Piscataqua, is ashore at Barnagat. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Sloop Thresh- 
er, James Bourke, to Salem. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1096, December 8, 1763. 

New-York, December 12. Extract of Letter from 
Capt. Bowers to his Friend in Hanover, in Morris 
County, dated at Cole's Fort, 32 Miles above Col. Van 
Camp's, on the River Delaware, on the Frontiers of the 
Province of New-Jersey, November 20, 1763. 

THE 1 5th instant I received a letter from ensign 
Walton, whose station was at the Shepecunck, 8 
miles below mine, informing that 15 or 20 men had that 
me ruing been killed and scalped opposite to Normanach, 
4 miles from the river, in the province of Pennsylvania. 
I immediately sent two men to get the best intelligence I 
could of the affair, they returned to me at ten o'clock at 
night, and reported that only 12 men went out, of which 
6 were returned. I then marched with 12 men down to 
my next station, where I arrived at 2 o'clock in the morn- 
ing, and at 6 crossed the river with 19 men, and was soon 
joined by Capt. Denike of Somerset, with 21 of his men, 
and others, to the number of 105 in all : We marched in 
Indian file, with advanced guards, till we came to the 



282 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

ground where the engagement had been the day before. 
We found five persons killed, scalped, and butchered in a 
most inhuman manner, three of whom we buried as well 
as the time and place would permit; the other two we 
brought down to Nomanack, and interr'd the same day. 

The Persons killed were, Capt. Benjamin Westbrook, 
William Cortwright, Nathaniel Carter, William Duncan, 
Andrew Decker, (James Wilding, suppos'd to be made 
Captive.) These were going, with the six that returned, 
to a Place call'd Lacawack, forty Miles from the Fron- 
tiers, to bring down Cattle and Goods that were left when 
the inhabitants of that place were cut off, which happened 
about four weeks before. We found one Indian killed in 
the above engagement, and concealed under the trunk of 
an old tree, who was pulled out, and soon scalped by a 
brother of one of the white men that was killed at the 
same time. We found one Indian gun, two bags of paint, 
one scalping knife, and a large quantity of dry'd beef 
strung on sticks, and left in parcels at the place where we 
fcund the dead bodies. It appeared to me that the Per- 
sons killed made a valiant defence, and wounded many of 
the Indians, by the blood found in many places at a con- 
siderable distance from where the fight was. By the best 
intelligences, there must be 40 or 50 of the Savages; a 
Number one would think, sufficient to dishearten 12 Men. 

I am, &c. 

LEMUEL BOWERS. 
The New York Gazette, December 12, 1763. 

BURLINGTON. 

To his Excellency 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, Governor, and Commander-in-chief in 
and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Csesarea, or 



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New Jersey, and Territories thereon depending in Amer- 
ica, Chancellor, and Vice Admiral in the same, &c. 
The humble ADDRESS of the REPRESENTATIVES of the said 

Province, in GENERAL ASSEMBLY convened. 
May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

We, his Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Rep- 
resentatives of the Colony of New Jersey, in General As- 
sembly convened, sensible of the salutary Effects attend- 
ing the early Measures taken by your Excellency, for the 
Defence of the Frontiers, return you our hearty Thanks 
for the Safety and Protection of the People under your 
Government. 

To enable your Excellency to prevent the Incursions 
of the Indians, till a sufficient Force can be raised, we 
have provided for the Militia detached by your Excel- 
lency, also for repairing the Block-houses; and that the 
Militia may not be too much harrassed, we have passed a 
Bill for the levying Two Hundred Men, to be stationed 
as a Frontier Guard, and to relieve the Militia now there 
by your Order. 

We have passed a Bill for continuing the old Militia 
Act, and also one for prohibiting the Sale of Warlike 
Stores to such Indians as do not now reside in this Gov- 
ernment. 

As to carry on, to Effect, any War that it may be- 
thought proper to enter into with the Indians, the joint 
Efforts of all the Colonies must be more effectual than 
the most vigorous Exertions of any one or two, and the- 
Occasion generally interesting, we must confess ourselves- 
at a Loss to know why His Majesty's General should con- 
fine the Northern Part of his Requisition to this Colony, 
and New York only. And apprehending that the Defence 
of our Frontiers is as much as can be expected from us, 
until the other Provinces concerned in the present alarm- 



284 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

ing Situation of Indian Affairs are also called upon for 
their proportionable Aid, we have been obliged to post- 
p.uie granting the Requisition, so far as it regards the 
entering into offensive Measures, for the present. 

\Yhen His Majesty's Pleasure shall be signified, and 
the other Governments come into such Measures as the 
General may propose, for remedying an Evil that has long 
concerned the Provinces to know the Cause of, in order 
to apply an adequate Remedy, we shall, on our Parts, not 
fail to give our best Attention, and grant every Requisi- 
tion that can reasonably be asked. 

By Order of the House, 

ROBERT OGDEN, Speaker. 

PHILADELPHLA., December 15. 

The following Clause is taken from an Act of Assem- 
bly passed in New- Jersey at the last Sessions, viz. 
''Whereas from the late frequent Instances of Highway 
"and other Robberies in the neighbouring Governments, 
*'and some Attempts in this, it is high Time that some 
"Measures are fallen upon, for the more speedy Detec- 
tion of such Villanies, Be it enacted by the Authority 
"aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the Treas- 
"urers of this Colony, or either of them, to pay to His 
"Excellency, the Governor, or his Order, or to the Com- 
"mander in Chief for the Time being, or his Order, such 
"Sum or Sums of Money as he shall think necessary to 
"offer as a Reward for apprehending and securing any 
"Person guilty of robbing on the Highway, or of Bur- 
"glary. Provided always, That not above Fifty Pounds 
"shall be paid for a Robbery on the Highway or Burglary, 
"nor above One Hundred Pounds for such Robbery or 
"Burglary where dangerous Wounds or Murder is com- 
"mitted." 



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On Monday last Dennis Kilsaye, the Coachman of His 
Excellency Governor Franklin, who was sentenced to be 
hanged at Burlington for a Rape committed on a Girl 
about 1 5 Years of Age, was reprieved under the Gallows, 
upon the Recommendation of the Honourable the Chief 
Justice, and sundry of the principal Inhabitants of that 
City, who were of Opinion that some Circumstances ap- 
peared to be in his Favour. 

For the Information of all the Inhabitants of the Col- 
ony of New Jersey, and others whom it may concern, the 
following Act, passed and published at Burlington, De- 
cember 7, 1763, is made public by Order of the Legisla- 
ture of New Jersey. 

An ACT to prohibit the selling of Guns, Gun Powder, 
or other Warlike Stores to the Indians. 

WHEREAS several Tribes of Indians, for some Time 
past, have perfidiously made Incursions within the Prov- 
ince of Pennsylvania, and perpetrated many cruel and 
barbarous Murders on the Inhabitants thereof, and have 
entered the Limits of this Province, and as it must be, in 
the present Circumstance of Affairs, of dangerous Con- 
sequence to supply such Enemies with Guns, Gun-Pow- 
der, or other Warlike Stores, for Prevention whereof, Be 
it enacted by the Governor, Council and General Assem- 
bly, and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same, 
That from and after the Passing of this Act, if any Per- 
son or Persons whatsoever shall directly or indirectly give 
to, sell, barter or exchange with any Indian or Indians 
whatsoever (excepting such Indians whose Residence is 
now in this Province) any Gun, Gun Powder, Shot, Bul- 
lets, Lead or other Warlike Stores, every such Person or 
Persons so offending, being* thereof legally convicted in 
any Court of Record, within this Province, shall forfeit 
and pay the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, one Moiety 



286 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

thereof to the Informer, and the other Moiety thereof to 
the Governor or Commander in Chief of this Province 
for the Time being, and shall be committed to the common 
Goal of the County, there to remain Twelve Months, 
without Bail or Mainprize 

And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue 
in Force for the Term of Twelve Months, and from 
thence to the End of the next Session of Assembly, and 
no longer. 

Run away on the 2Oth of November last, from his Bail, 
in Pilesgrove, Salem County, one Abraham Lord, about 
5 Feet, 10 Inches high, Pock-pitted, wore his own brown 
Hair, pretty much given to Drink, and may change his 
Clothing. Took a little brown Mare with him. He was 
born and bred in Pilesgrove. Whoever takes up said 
Abraham Lord, and secures him in any of His Majesty's 
Goals, either in the Jerseys or Pennsylvania, shall have 
Three Pounds Reward, paid by 

JOHN DUEL. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their Peril. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1825, 
December 15, 1763. 

To be sold by private Sale, any Time between the first 
of November and the last Day of December inst, a new 
Stone House, well finished, two Rooms on a Floor below, 
a large Entry through the House, two Rooms above, and 
a good Cellar under the whole House, with 3 Acres of 
Land belonging to the said House, near the one Half 
good Meadow Ground, fit for the Scythe, with a young 
Orchard, a good paled Garden on the same, situate on 
one of the most public Roads in the Country, leading to 
New York, Trenton, Prince town, Philadelphia &c. it 
being very convenient for any Sort of Tradesman or Doc- 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 28/ 

tor, a Doctor having lived many Years on the Premises, 
being in the Township of Amwell, about one Mile from 
Daniel Sebring's Tavern, and joining to Christopher Bra- 
zil's. Any Person inclining to purchase the same, may 
know the Conditions of Sale and Title, by applying to 
William Case, in Amwell Township; to John Van sick- 
len, jun, in Reading-Town; to Andrew Lake, near to 
Lemmonton Meeting-house; to Edward Wilmot, in New 
Germantown, or to George Andrew Verselis, 1 Owner of 
the above Premises, living on the same. 

All Persons that stand indebted to the said Doctor, are 
desired to come and discharge their several Accounts by 
the 2d Day of January next, to save Trouble, as he in- 
tends to remove from the above Premises. 

N. B. If the above are not sold by the last of Decem- 
ber next, then they will be put up at public Sale the sec- 
ond Day of January following. The Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 1825, December 15, 1763. 

Our Assurance from Upper Minisink, East New- Jer- 
sey, is, that on the i5th of November last Capt. Silas 
Park, with 23 Volunteers, set out from that Place to go 
to Cosheckton, on Delaware River in order to bury the 
Dead lately killed by the Indians, and to bring off such 
of the Effects of the poor People that left said Place, as 
could be found : on the 2ist, the Captain with all his Men, 
safely returned to Minisink in high Spirits, having been 
to said Cosheckton, buried five Persons found dead there, 
brought off all the Cattle and Swine they could find; saw 
no Indians, but say, that the Day they left the Place, they 
heard sundry Guns fired on the other Side the River, sup- 
posed to have been fired by the same Party of Indians 

iFor note on George Andrew Vierselius, see N. J. Archives, XX., 
288, note. 



288 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

that did the Murder lately committed on the Road, near 
a Place called Lacawse. The said Captain could not pur- 
sue them by Reason of the great Quantities of Snow, it 
being at that Time Knee deep. The New York Gazette, 
December 19, 1763. 

Borden-Town, in Burlington County, New-Jersey, 

December 14. 
HORSE and WATCH. 



IN the night between 12 and 13 instant, one Jacob 
Johnstone was brought before me Joseph Borden, Jun. 
one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace in and for said 
county, he having been suspected of stealing a horse, upon 
his examination, not giving a satisfactory, account of his 
late conduct, he was committed, and now is in the com- 
mon goal at Burlington; there was in his possession when 
taken, a sorrell horse, 14 hands and one inch high, with 
a star on his forehead, near hind foot white, saddle spots 
on his back, light main and tail, good new saddle and 
double reined bridle. Also a large and very uncommon 
made Watch, single cased, washed with gold on the in- 
side, and appears to have been so on the outside, China 
face, upon a pinchback dial plate, and the hours neatly 
made in blue; if the above horse and watch is not the 
property of the said Johnstone, the owner or owners is 
desired to come and prove their right, pay charges and 
they may have them again, by applying to 

JOSEPH BORDEN, Jun. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, A r o. 1098, December 

22, 1763. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Tract of Land, containing between 3 and 400 Acres, 
on George's Road, within three Miles of New Brunswick, 
in Middlesex County, East New Jersey; it is kind Land; 
well timbered, and upwards of 150 Acres of excellent 



1763] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 289 

Meadow may be made, with a fine constant Stream run- 
ning- through it, and a sufficient Fall for a Mill. Also 
another Tract, containing 3500 Acres of Pine Land, well' 
timbered, with a fine Stream for a Saw-mill; and 50 
Acres of Marsh, lying at Great Egg Harbour, within six 
Miles of the Plantation late of James Summers, Esq; de- 
ceased. On paying one Third of the Purchase Money, 
the Purchaser may have Credit for the Remainder, for 
any reasonable Time. For further Particulars, enquire 
of John Lawrence, in Philadelphia. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, living near the Mouth of 
Rancokas Creek, in the Township of Chester, and County 
of Burlington, West New Jersey, a Lot of about 1 2 Acres 
of Land, the most Part of which is good mowing Ground, 
whereon is a good Frame House, with a Cellar under the 
Whole, a good Kitchen and Shop, a Well of good Water 
near the Door, with a Pump therein, a commodious Gar- 
den, lately boarded in with Cedar Boards, a good Stable 
and Hay-house, a good bearing Orchard, with sundry- 
other Conveniences; the whole within good Fence; the 
Premises are situate in Moorestown, in the Township 
aforesaid, on the Road leading from Philadelphia to Bur- 
lington, and Mountholly, and is well situated, and con- 
venient for almost any Tradesman or other public Busi- 
ness. The Title is indisputable. For further Particulars, 
and Terms of Sale, enquire of HENRY JONES, near the 
Mouth of Rancokas Creek aforesaid, or of JOHN Cox, in 
said Moorestown. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1826, 
December 22, 1763. 

STOLEN from the Door of Robert Hollinshead, in 
Kingston, on the 23d of November last, at Night, 
A brown Horse about fourteen and an half * high, eight or 

i [hands] 

19 



2QO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

nine years old, shod before, is middling heavy, and paces, 
trots and gallops well, is a good Chair or Waggon Horse, 
and is marked in the back with a white Spot nigh the 
shoulders, occasioned by the working of a Chair saddle. 
He had on when stolen, a new small hunting saddle, with 
a chequer'd saddle cloth, and an old snaffle bridle. He is 
high on the Withers, and sunk in the Neck, occasioned by 
the Fistula having been cut out. Whoever takes and de- 
livers the said- horse and saddle to the subscriber, living 
in Somerset County, shall be paid the sum of Thirty Shil- 
lings; and for securing the Thief or Thieves, so as they 
may be brought to Justice, shall be intituled to Three 
Pounds more, and reasonable Charges paid by 

SAMUEL STOCKTON 
The New York Gazette, December 26, 1763. 

NEW YORK, December 19. 

The Week before last, an Inhabitant of Minisink, being 
a Hunting for Deer, on the West Side of Delaivare, fell 
in with a single Indian: They espied each other almost 
at an Instant, immediately tree'd, and after exchanging 
several Shot, the Indian imagined he had wounded his 
Antagonist, and rushed in upon Jiim with his Tomahawk; 
but the White Man, after receiving two desperate 
H'o'inds from the Indian, knock' d his Brains out zvith the 
End of his Musket, cut his Head off, and brought it home 
in Triumph. 

Custom-House, Port of Salem, New Jersey, Dec. 26, 

1763. 

WHEREAS it has been represented to the Lords Com- 
missioners of His Majesty's Treasury, that many Ves- 
sels, trading to Plantations not belonging to the King of 
Great Britain, and returning with Cargoes of Rum, 
Sugar and Molasses, have found Means to smuggle the 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2Ql 

same into His Majesty's Plantations, without paying the 
King's Duty: This is to inform all Masters of Vessels 
using the said Trade, that they are hereby strictly re- 
quired, on their Arrival here, to enter or report their 
Ships and Cargoes at the Custom-House, when proper 
Officers will be put on board such Vessels, to see that the 
Act of the Sixth of His late Majesty, King GEORGE the 
Second (imposing a Duty on all foreign Rum, Sugar and 
Molasses) be in all its Parts fully carried into Execution. * 

By Order of the Surveyor-General, 

Francis Hopkinson, Collector. 

For the Benefit of Trade and Commerce. 
General Post-Office, Woodbridge, January 2, 1764. 

THIS Day at I o'Clock, a Post Rider with the Mail 
for Philadelphia sets out from New-York Post Of- 
fice, 3 for the first Time, in order that the Stage between 
those two Cities, may be performed three Times in a 
Week, if Weather permits, by which Means Letters will 
pass from one to the other in less than 24 Hours. The 
Mail is to reach Philadelphia on Tuesday, and to return to 
New- York before Wednesday Noon; to be discharged 
again from New- York Office at i o'Clock on Wednesday, 
and to be at Philadelphia on Thursday; It is to be at 
New-York again on Friday, and at Philadelphia on Sat- 
urday; and so to continue Weekly till further Orders. 
By Order of the Post-Masters General 

JAMES PARKER, Comptroller. 
The New York Mercury, January 2, 1764. 

iA similar notice was published by Charles Read, Collector of the 
Port of Burlington, under date of December 26, 1763, in The Pennsylvania 
Gazette of January 5, 1764. 

2 It will be observed that New York and Philadelphia were merely 
local post-offices, receiving concessions from the General Post-Office 
at Woodbridge. 



2Q2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

To be sold, or let for a term of years, and may be en- 
tered on the 25th of March next : A plantation, or tract 
of land situate in the county of Salem, West -Jersey, about 
two miles from navigable water on Alices creek, contain- 
ing about 330 acres, about 100 thereof clear and under 
good fence, 30 of which is mowable meadow, and a large 
quantity more may be made, with an orchard of good 
fruit trees: The whole exceedingly well timber'd and 
water'd with a spring never known dry within a few 
perches of the house. For terms apply to Samuel Pur- 
viance in Front-street, Philadelphia near the draw bridge. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. noo, January 5, 1764. 

1764 

At a Supreme Court of Judicature, held at the City of 
Burlington, for the Province of New-Jersey, in the Term 
of November last, it was ordered that a copy of the fol- 
lowing Rule of the said Supreme Court, made in the 
Term of November, Anno Dom. 1754, should be inserted 
in one of the Public Gazettes of New-York and Philadel- 
phia; viz. 

SEVERAL of the Sheriffs of the respective Counties 
within this Province of New- Jersey, not having attended 
by themselves or their Deputies, pursuant to a Rule of this 
Court, and neglecting to pay any Obedience thereto, it is 
ordered by the Court, that the several Sheriffs of the re- 
spective Counties within this Province, attend either by 
themselves, or their lawful Deputies, on the first Day in 
every Term of the Supreme Court of Judicature, held for 
the Province of New Jersey, at the Cities of Perth Amboy 
and Burlington, and that upon Non-attendance as above, 
an Attachment immediately do issue for a Contempt. 
A true Copy from the Minutes of Court, 

CHARLES READ, Clerk 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 293 

To be SOLD by 
BENJAMIN COOPER, 

At the Andover Iron Works, in the County of Sussex, 
and Province of West-New-Jersey, the following Lands, 
viz. 

ONE Tract containing 469 Acres, of which 372 Acres 
are of Upland, well timbered, and 97 Acres of excellent 
natural Meadow, known by the Name of Pochuck Mead- 
ows, thro' which runs a Stream sufficient to supply a 
Forge or Grist-mil], situate on the South-west Side of the 
drowned lands, about eight Miles from Goshen in Orange 
County, and Province of New York, and 21 Miles from 
New- Windsor, on the North River, which would make 
the Carriage convenient to New York for any Person pur- 
chasing the same, that should think proper to build a 
Forge or Grist-mill thereon; it also lies about 26 Miles 
from Andover Iron Works, and 12 Miles from Sterling 
Iron Works, from whence a Sufficiency of Pig-iron may 
be always had to supply a Forge. Also one Tract in the 
County of Sussex, containing five Acres, lying on the 
East Side of the Wall Kiln, about 3 Miles from Marsh's 
Saw-mill, and 12 Miles from Andover Furnace, of which 
are between 60 and 70 Acres of good Swamp, fit for Cul- 
tivation, and the rest well timbered, a great Part thereof 
may be easily brought into good Meadow. Any Person 
inclinable to purchase the above Lands, must apply to the 
said Benjamin Cooper before the first Day of May next, 
as he intends to set out then for London. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1828, January 5, 1764. 

New-York, January 9. We hear from Elizabeth-Town, 
New-Jersey, that the House of one Mr. Thomas, of that 



294 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Place, was burnt to the Ground last Thursday Night, 
thro' the Carelessness of a Negro belonging to the Fam- 
ily. 

List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, New- 
York, Jan. 5, 1764 John King, Somerset 

County; James and Andrew Small, Shrewsbury; The 
Rev. Mr. William Tennet, 1 Freehold. 



SCHEME 

OF A 

LOTTERY, 

For the USE of 

The College of New- Jersey. 

THE Legislature of the Colony of New-Jersey, hav- 
ing been pleased to countenance this rising Seat of 
Learning, so far as to pass an Act, enabling the Trustees 
to erect and draw a Lottery, for raising any Sum, not ex- 
ceeding Three Thousand Pounds, Proclamation Money; 
it is hoped, that the generous Design in making this Law, 
will be carried into Execution, by all those who wish well 
to the Institution, or who are desirous of promoting use- 
ful Knowledge in these Infant Countries, and preparing 
our own Youth to sustain the publick Offices in Church 
and State. The following Scheme is calculated for rais- 
ing the Sum of Two Thousand Nine Hundred and 
Ninety-nine Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Six Pence 
Proclamation Money: There are to be 13333 Tickets, at 
Thirty Shillings each, whereof 4488 will be fortunate, 
subject to 15 per Cent. Deduction, viz. 

iThe famous William Tennent. 



1764] 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



29$ 



Numb, of 


Value 




Total 


Prizes. 


of each. 




Value 


I Of 


1000 


is 


1000 


I Of 


750 


is 


750 


I Of 


500 


is 


500 


4 of 


200 


are 


800 


10 of 


TOO 


are 


IOOO 


20 . of 


50 


are 


IOOO 


50 of 


20 


are 


IOOO 


100 of 


10 


are 


IOOO 


4299 of 


3 


are 


12897 


I First drawn 


20 


is 


20 


i Last drawn 


32. TO 


is 


32.10 


4488 Prizes. 




.. 




8845 Blanks. 









13333 Tickets, at Thirty Shillings each, is 19999.10 

So that it is evident there are not Two Blanks to a 
Prize. The Drawing is to begin on the fourth Day of 
April next, at Nassau-Hall, in Princetown, or as soon be- 
fore as the Lottery is filled; under the Inspection of three 
of the Trustees of the College. Robert Ogden, and Will- 
iam Peartree Smith, Esqrs. of Elizabeth Town; Jona- 
than Sergeant, Esq; of Maidenhead, and Mr. Ezekiel 
Forman, Merchant, of Princetown, are appointee! Mana- 
gers, and will be under Oath for the faithful Execution of 
their Trust. 

Tickets may be had of the several Managers, and of 
Theunis Dey, Esq; in the County of Bergen; Dr. Samuel 
Tuttle, at Morris-Town; John Ogden, and Nehemiah 
Baldwin, Esqrs, and Mr. William Camp, at Newark; Mr. 
Joseph Woodruff, at Elizabeth-Town; James Parker, 
Esq; at Woodbridge; John Johnson, Esq; at Perth Am- 



296 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

boy; John Taylor, Esq; at Middletown; Mr. James Rob- 
inson, at Freehold; John Wetheril, Esq; near Cranbury; 
James Hude, Esq; at New-Brunswick; Hendrick Fisher, 
Esq; near Bound Brook; William Thompson, Esq; and 
Mr. Peter Schenck, at Millstone; Richard Stockton, Esq; 
and Mr. Jonathan Baldwin, a.t Princetown; George Read- 
ing, Esq ; at Amwell ; John Hart, Esq ; at Hopewell ; John 
Hackett, Esq ; at the Union Iron- Works ; Samuel Tucker, 
Esq; at Trent(5n; the Hon. John Ladd, Esq; at Glouces- 
ter; Edward Keasby, Esq; at Salem; William Patterson, 
Esq; at Christine-Bridge; Mr. David Steuart, at Reedy 
Island; Elihu Hall, Esq; at Octarara, Cecil County; and 
Col. Peter Bayard, at Bohemia. The New York Mer- 
cury, January 9, 1764. 

BOSTON and PHILADELPHIA RUM, 

BOHEA TEA, 

by the chest; and 

CAROLINA LEATHER, 

to be sold by 
REED and PETTIT, 

ALSO, a strong, active, country born Negro boy, about 
eleven years of age; has had the small-pox, and is on sale 
for want of employ only. Enquire of Andrew Reed, at 
Trenton. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. noi, January 
12, 1764. 

NEW- YORK, January 5. 

The Reverend SAMUEL FINLEY, President of the Col- 
lege of New-Jersey, has lately received the Degree of 
Doctor in Divinity, from the University of Glasgow. 

HENRY MILLER, 

PRINTER in Second-Street, between Race and Vine- 
Streets 
Begs leave to acquaint the public, that every Monday 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2Q7 

he publishes a German News-Paper, which circulates not 
only through all Pennsylvania, but likewise goes to Geor- 
gia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, 
the Jerseys, New York, Albany, up to the Mohawk 
river, Nova Scotia, and the West-Indies. Such gentle- 
men and others, in town and country, who will be pleased 
to favour him with the insertion of their Advertisements, 
may depend on having them truly and idiomatically trans- 
lated gratis. 

He also takes this public opportunity gratefully to ac- 
knowledge the encouragement given to his paper both by 
the town and country, from the first ^publication thereof 
two years ago; and humbly begs the further continuance 
of his kind customers favours, assuring them that their 
orders shall at all times be punctually obeyed by 
their obliged and humble servant, 

HENRY MILLER. 

N. B. He likewise performs all sorts of printing-work 
in any language correct and neatly. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. HOT, January 12, 1764. 

Stolen out of Thomas Cocks's Stable, in Somerset 
County, near the Stone Tavern, on Brunswick Road, the 
3 ist Day of December last, at Night, a sorrel Mare, about 
15 Hands high or upwards, newly trimmed, has a Star in 
her Forehead, that comes down as low as her Foretop, no 
Brand nor Mark, smooth shod before with new Shoes. 
Whoever takes up said Mare, and brings her to the Sub- 
scriber, or secures her, so that he may have her again, 
shall have Four Pounds Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

THOMAS COCKS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1829, January 12, 
1764. 



298 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

New-York, January 16. The horrid Massacre commit- 
ted upon the Conestagoe Indians, settled in Lancaster 
County, though under the immediate Protection of the 
Magistrates, having greatly alarm'd the other Indians 
(who at their own Request were lately removed from the 
Frontiers of that Province, and settled by Order of the 
Government, on the Province Island, and other Places, 
near the City of Philadelphia) and rilled them with appre- 
hensions of the Fate of the Conestagoes. We hear they 
are desirous to return to their Friends, or former Habita- 
tions, and that on their Application, the Government ap- 
pointed them Guides, and directed their Rout thro' the 
Province of New- Jersey and New- York, /giving them rec- 
ommendatory Letters to those Governments for safe Pas- 
sage and Assistance; with which they, 140 in Number, 
immediately set out and proceeded as far as Elizabeth- 
Town, New- Jersey : But it is reported, that no previous 
Notice having been sent to this Government, Messengers 
are dispatch'd, by Remonstrance, to prevent their En- 
trance into it, and if they persist, to give immediate No- 
tice. Many People apprehend fatal Consequences, should 
these Indians at this Time, under such well grounded 
Apprehensions, and with such shocking Ideas of the Jus- 
tice, Humanity and Protection they may expect in an 
English Government, return and mix with the Indians 
now at War with us. 

We are told the above Party of Indians are now at Am- 
boy, under an Escort of a Party of Highlanders. The 
AVA' York Mercury, January 16, 1764. 

Kingwood, January 7, 1764. 

WILLIAM AREY, New Jersey Post Rider, hereby in- 
forms his Subscribers, that he has rid for Six Months 
past, and desires such of them as have not yet paid their 
Subscripttons to leave it at the several Stages where their 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 299, 

Papers are left, which will enable him to continue in their 
Employ, and oblige their humble Servant 

WILLIAM AREY. 

DROPT by said Arey, on the 29th of December last, be- 
tween Philadelphia and Mr. John Razer's, on the Old 
York Road, a black Leather Pocket-book, containing 
about Thirty Shillings in Paper Money, with some Let- 
ters and Receipts. Whoever has found the same, and will 
bring it to the New-Printing-Office, in Philadelphia, shall 
be handsomely rewarded. The Pennsylvania Gazette,. 
No. 1830, January 19, 1764. 

New-York, January 23. On Thursday the 5th inst. 
three Soldiers insisting on the Ferrymen's going over 
through the Ice with them, at New-Brunswick, in break- 
ing the Ice the Skiff got fast, and in endeavouring to get 
loose, one of them fell through, and was directly carried 
under the Ice, and lost. The others got ashore with some 
Difficulty. 

To all whom these Presents may concern; and partic- 
ularly to such as claim any Interest in the common Lands 
of the Township of Bergen, in the County of Bergen, in 
the Eastern Division of the Province of New-Jersey; 

WHEREAS by a late Law of the said Province, en- 
titled, An Act, appointing Commissioners for 
finally settling and determining the several Rights, Titles, 
and Claims to the common Lands of the Township of 
Bergen; and for making a Partition thereof in just and 
equitable Proportions among those who shall be adjudged 
by the said Commissioners to be intitled to the same ; cer- 
tain Persons are therein named as Commissioners, of 
whom we the Subscribers are the major Part: And 
whereas we have severally taken the Oath by the said Act 



3OO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

required; now therefore towards the Execution of the 
Trust in the said Commissioners, or the major Part of 
them reposed; we the Subscribers do hereby give publick 
Notice, that at ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, of Tuesday 
the sixth Day of March next, at the House of Stephen 
Bourdett, at Wehaken, in the said Township of Bergen, 
we, or a Majority of the said Commissioners, will meet to 
survey, run-out and ascertain as well the Bounds and 
Limits of the said Township of Bergen, as the Bounds of 
each and every Patent and Grant contained within the 
Bounds and Limits of the said Township; and we do also 
request all Persons concerned or claiming Lands within 
the said Township, to produce to us, some or one of us 
their original Patents, Deeds or Grants, or true attested 
Office Copies thereof, with all convenient Speed, that we 
may be truly informed of their Rights and Claims in due 
Season; and also Copies of all such Title Deeds whereon 
any Claims are grounded against the Extent of the gen- 
eral Bounds of the said Township : And all these we de- 
sire to have on or before the Twenty-first Day of Febru- 
ary next. Given under our Hands the eighteen Day of 
January, in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty four. 

WILLIAM DONALDSON. 

Az. DUNHAM. 

JOHN BERRIAN 

ABRAHAM CLARK, Jim. 

WHEREAS 

The Partnership between Hetfield and Blanchard, of 
Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey, expired on the first Day 
of January Instant; all Persons that are any way con- 
cerned with said Partnership, are desired to send in their 
Accounts that they may be adjusted; and those indebted, 
are desired very speedily to discharge the same. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3OI 

To be Sold, 

A Plantation in Summerset County, in New-Jersey,, 
containing about 200 Acres of good Land, 150 of which 
is cleared, the rest is good Wood Land. There is on the 
said Farm a good Stone House, a large Dutch Barn, two 
frame Barracks, a sufficient Quantity of good Meadow 
Ground, a good Spring in each Field : The said Farm ad- 
joins the great Road within one Mile of Andrew Leake's 
Mills, where is a good Market for all Sorts of Country 
Produce; and also within Half a Mile of a Meeting 
House. Any Person inclining to purchase, may apply to 
Anne Henry, on the Premises, where a good Title may 
be had. 

Deserted from the Sheriff of Summerset County, in 
New-Jersey, a High Dutch Man, this Country Born, a 
Cooper by Trade : He is a likely well built Man, about 
five Feet eight Inches high; fair coloured Hair, red 
Beard, pale Face; wore when he went away, a light col- 
our'd Coat, a blue great Coat, and Leather Breeches ; he 
is supposed to be gone to New-York; his Name is Jacob 
Tostbinder. Whoever takes up said Jacob Tostbinder, 
and secures him so that said Sheriff may have him again, 
shall receive Six Pounds Light Money of New- York, and 
all reasonable Charges paid by me, 

GEORGE REMER, Sheriff. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off. The New York Mercury, January 23, 1764. 

Run away on the i6th of January inst. from the Sub- 
scriber, living in Middlesex County, near Cranberry, a 
Spanish Negroe Man, named John Jeste: Had on and 
took with him, a Felt Hat, two yellowish coloured Jack- 
ets, one without sleeves, a homespun brown Tow Shirt, 



3O2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

<old Leather Breeches, blue Yarn Stockings, and two Pair 
of old Shoes. Whoever takes up said Negroe, and brings 
him home, or secures him, so that his Master may have 
him again, shall have Three Pounds Reward and reason- 
able Charges, paid by 

JOHN REES. 

N. B. He ran away about six Years ago, and was 
taken up at Capt. Elves's Place, near the Lower Ferry. 
All Masters of Vessels and others, are forbid to harbour 
or carry him off. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1831, 
January 26, 1764. 

Elizabeth-Town, (New-Jersey) Jan. 23, 1764. Last 
Friday departed this Life Miss Mary Eldrington, an old 
Virgin, in the KXjth Year of her Age; she was of an 
ancient Family, born at Eldrington-Hall, in Nurthumber- 
land, Old England, and on the next Day she was decently 
interred in St. John's Church-yard, at Elizabeth-Town. 
It is remarkable that notwithstanding her great Age, she 
was desirous of getting a Husband before she died; and 
not two Years since, nothing would offend her so highly 
as to tell her that she was too old to be married. 

New-York, January 30. Last Friday as Robert Ogden, 
Esq; of Elizabeth-Town, with his Wife, Son, and Presi- 
dent Finley's Wife, &c. were passing over on the Ice "at 
New-Brunswick, it gave Way with them; and it was 
with the greatest Difficulty their Lives were saved. 

The College at Princetown, took Fire last Week, but as 
.yet we have not been able to obtain any other Particulars, 
than that it received little Damage thereby. The Nezv 
York Mercury, January 30, 1764. 

NEW-YORK, January 26. 
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on Sunday last, did not sail from the Hook till Yesterday 
Morning. Capt. Hopkins of the Queen's Regiment and 
Captains Campbell and Grant of Montgomery's Regi- 
ment went home Passengers. Three Transports with the 
Remains of Montgomery's Regiment, &c. we hear are to 
sail this Week for England. 

We find by two Letters (published in the Boston Pa- 
pers) dated Bayonne Prison, August I7th, last, that Ar- 
thur Edmond, and John Dalley, had been long confined 
there, as Ransomers for the Vessels on board which they 
were taken; and had often wrote to the Merchants and 
Owners of the said Vessels, but received no Answer or 
Relief. The former was Passenger on board the Sloop 
Little Molly, (belonging to Joseph Mains, Merchant, in 
Barbados) Richard Albany, Master, loaded with King's 
Provisions, bound to Martineco, and on the 3d of July 
1762, taken and ransom'd for 1600 Spanish Dollars, for 
the Payment of which, he remains confined. The other 
(John Dalley) sailed from Elizabeth-Town, in the Sloop 
Two Friends, (belonging to Messrs. Woodruff and Galf * 
of that Town) John Dorrington, Master, bound to St. 
Thomas's, and on the I7th of Aug. 1761, was taken and 
ransom'd ; for the Payment of which Ransom he is now a 
Prisoner at Bayonne aforesaid. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1104, February 2, 1764. 

Run away on Sunday the 22d of January last, from the 
Subscriber living in Springfield, Burlington County, a 
Dutch Servant Man, named Joseph Byard, about 21 Years 
of Age, 5 Feet 5 or 6 Inches high : Had on, when he went 
away, an old Beaver Hat, tied with a Piece of an old 
Handkerchief for a Hatband, an old brown Broadcloth 
Coat, new Swanskin Jacket, new Leather Breeches, a 

i Jelf. 



304 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

white Shirt, blue worsted Stockings, old Shoes, or new 
Pumps, with Brass Buckles, and is a well set, down look- 
ing Fellow. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant 
in any Goal, shall have Three Pounds Reward, and rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by 

JOB LIPPINCOTT 

PHILADELPHIA. February 2. 

The GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the Province of New-Jer- 
sey, is summoned to meet at Perth Amboy the Fourteenth 
Instant. 

The several OWNERS of the West End of BARNEGAT 
BEACH, alias Long Beach, are desired to meet at the 
Court House, in the City of Burlington, on Saturday, the 
25th of this instant February, at 10 o'Clock in the Morn- 
ing. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST OFFICE in PHIL- 
ADELPHIA. 

John Agnew, Robert Alecks, and John Anderson, Cum- 
berland County. Patrick Barber, New Jersey. 

Richard Fordham, New Jersey. Robert Gilmore, 
Somerset. 

James Gilmore, Haddonfield. John Haw, William Hud- 
son, John Hill and James Haggin, New Jersey. 

Jas. Jackson, East Jersey. James Kirkpatrick, Rocky 
Hill. Robert Kinley, George Kinkead, and John Kird, 
Cumberland County. John Leney and Samuel Leney (2) 
Paxton. James M'Elhagy, and Dennis M'Allair, Mount- 
holly. 

Widow M'Lellon, James M'Cashland and John Moore, 
Cumberland County. Thomas MTlrath (2) N. Jersey. 

John Orr, Cumberland County. Robert Patterson, 
Pilesgrove. Andrew Ralston, Cumberland County. Jos- 



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eph Ratan, Sussex County. Mrs. Rainey, Cape May. 
David Stevenson, Cumberland County. John Smart and 
William Shaw, New Jersey. Robert Taylor, Cumberland 
County. Samuel Tom, Sussex County. Esther West, 
Sussex County. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1832, 
February 2, 1764. 

N civ-York, February 6. We hear that on Friday the 
27th ult. died of an Apoplectick Fit, the Hon. Robert 
Hunter Morris, 1 Esq; Chief Justice, and one of his Maj- 
esty's Council, of the Province of New-Jersey, late Gov- 
ernor of Pennsylvania. His Corpse were interred at 
Morrissania, the Family Seat, in this Government. 

To be Sold by 
STEPHEN SKINNER 
In PERTH-AMBOY; 

Madeira wine by the pipe and quarter cask, West India 
rum by the hogshead, molasses, rice, and sundry other 
merchandize. The Neiv York Mercury, February 6, 
1764. 

We hear from Prince-Town, in New Jersey, that last 
Week a Room in the College there, \vas by some Accident 
set on Fire, and caused an Alarm, but was extinguished 
without doing any Damage except in that Room. We 
hear each of the Rooms in this College are separated by a 
Brick Wall, which is not cover'd by Wainscot or any 
Wood Work, so that a Fire in any of the Rooms cannot 
spread to the rest except by burning through the Floor to 
the Room beneath. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1105, February 9, 1764. 



i For a biographical sketch of Robert Hunter Morris, see N. J. 
Archives, XI., 562-3, note. He filled a large place in New Jersey affairs-, 
for many years. 

20 



306 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

FOUND, a Silver Watch, on the Great Road leading 
from Haddonfield to Gloucester, the 2ist of January last. 
The Owner, proving his Property, and paying Charges, 
may have it again, by applying to BENJAMIN SYKES, liv- 
ing in Chesterfield, Burlington County. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1833, February 9, 1764. 

To be sold by Jonathan Hampton, of Elizabeth-Town, 
New- Jersey. 

Six thousand acres of good land, lying in Hardwick, 
Sussex county, New-Jersey, about six miles up Pawlin's 
Kill, from Delaware river: There is the finest falls and 
conveniences for any kind of water works, on said Kill, 
and a great plenty of water; and about ten miles from 
Andover furnace from these falls, the iron or timber may 
be transported by water to Trentown and Philadelphia. 
There is twenty-two settlements upon it; many of them 
cut large quantities of English hay; I would sell it very 
reasonable all together, but shall divide it into farms, and 
sell as the buyer likes, in April next. There is sufficient 
of fine swamps and meadows; the up-land good for grain, 
well timber'd and plenty of good lime stone for building; 
Two thousand three hundred acres, whereon is now build- 
ing a large stone court-house for Sussex aforesaid. I have 
laid down a town plot; it is an exceeding fine tract for 
up land, swamp and meadow; several good buildings 
going on it in the town : I would also sell this all to- 
gether, or in any small quantity; several fine plantations 
upon it. Six hundred acres at the head of Potratconk, l 
near Thomas Newmans, in Mansfield, in Sussex county 
aforesaid. Five hundred acres adjoining to Robert 
Young, in Morris-Town, and county of Morris, with two 
tenements. One hundred and twenty acres where James 

J Pohatconk. 



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Morss lived, near the last. One hundred and twenty 
acres near said Young's, adjoining John Losey. 

It being so common to praise our own lands, I shall 
leave it to those who incline to purchase, to view them. 
Time will be given for payment, by 

JONATHAN HAMPTON 

This is to give Notice, that there is to be sold, a Farm 
or Plantation, lying in Hopewell, Hunterdon County, 
West New-Jersey, within 22 Miles of Brunswick, 10 
Miles of Trentown, 2 Miles of Penington, containing 86 
Acres of Land, 20 of which is good Meadow, with a good 
Dwelling-House, with three Fire-places; a Stone Weav- 
ing Shop, Barn and Orchard, containing 70 or 80 Apple 
Trees of good Fruit. Likewise a Mill, with two Pair of 
Stones; the one for Merchant, the other for Country 
Work; 3 Bolting Chests, 2 of which goes by Water: 
Likewise a good Stone Dam, that will scarce ever want 
repairing. The Place is well situated for Custom, and 
buying of Wheat. For further Particulars, enquire of 
John Lamburt, living on the Premises, who will give a 
good Title for the same. 

Horses to be Let, and Entertainment for Man and Horse, 

at the 

Widow HUNTS, 
At the Harp and Crown, at ELIZABETH-TOWN. 

Whereas RIKE VANDERBELT, 

Of New-Brunswick, Shop-keeper, having assigned over 
all his Estate, real and personal, to us the Subscribers, for 
the Benefit of all his Creditors; who have likewise ap- 
pointed us to act as their Trustees; we do hereby give 
public Notice to all Persons indebted to the said Rike 
Vanderbelt, that if they do not discharge the same to us 



308 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

the Subscribers, living in New-Brunswick, on or before 
the first Day of March next, their Accounts will be put 
into the Hands of an Attorney. 

JOHN SCHURMAN 
WILLIAM VANDEURSEN. 

N. B. To be sold at Brunswick, being the Part of the 
Estate, a good Boat which will carry about eight Cords of 
Wood, with good Sails, Rigging, &c. 

Perth-Amboy, Feb. 8, 1764. 

To be sold by the Executors of the late Andrew John- 
ston, Esq; several Farms at Phembrook, in the Manor of 
Courtland; they are already surveyed and laid out; con- 
sist of upwards of 200 Acres each, and good Land : One 
small Piece of about 30 Acres, at Peeks Kill, in said Ma- 
nor: One Hr'f of Salisbury Island, in the High-Lands, 
opposite to Anthony's Nose; and if a Number of Purchas- 
ers offer together, it will be divided and sold in small Lots, 
being chiefly Meadow Ground, convenient for the adjacent 
country. Also a large new Brick House, the lower Story 
and Ground Floor finished ; four Rooms on a Floor, with 
the Lot of about seven Acres, on which it is built; situate 
in Perth Amboy, on the highest and best Spot in the 
Town; there is a good Garden, and a fine young Orchard 
of best grafted Fruit on it. Also a small Lot near the 
above, of 22 Feet Front, and 100 Feet Rear; both situate 
in High-Street. Also a Lot of about 9 Acres, very good 
pasture Land, about a Mile from the Market House. Also 
one Half of a Lot, of about 3 Acres of Good pasture Land, 
situate on Back Street, 3~4ths of a Mile from the Market 
House. Also a Wood Lot of about 75 Acres, in South 
Amboy, about two Miles from the Ferry, on the Road to 
Burlington, on which is a small new House. Also a Lot 
at Matcheponix, of about 500 Acres, adjoining to the 



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Farm lately sold by Mr. Johnston; it is capable of being 
made a fine Farm; has a large Range or out-let, adjoin- 
ing to the North Side of it, and lies but about four Miles 
from Spotswood Mills and Church. 

The following to be sold by 

LEWIS JOHNSTON, Esq; 
And the EXECUTORS, above, viz. 
First Lot of about 400 Acres, in Monmouth County, 
near to Gavin Watson's, on which same Improvements 
have been made; 'tis good Land, well water'd and tim~ 
ber'd. Also several small Lots, to be laid out in Spots- 
wood Town, near to the Church ; and Wood Lots will be 
sold with each Town lot. Also several other Lots and 
Tracts, about Spotswood, in the Rear of the South River 
Lots, and about the Fish Ponds, within Brunswick Cor- 
poration, the Road to Brunswick from Spotswood, run- 
ning thro' the said Tracts : Also a large Piece of Bog 
Meadow, near Cornee's Mills. 

As no Notice has been taken of former Advertisements, 
published by the Executors of the late Andrew Johnston, 
they are now preparing all Accounts, Bonds, and Bills, to 
be put in suit immediately. 

JOHN BARBERIE 
JOHN JOHNSTON, 

STEPHEN and CATHARINE SKINNER 
The New York Mercury, February 13, 1764. 

To be Sold, 

37 publick vendue (By virtue of a power of Attorney 
from George Frazer the younger,^ leiutenant in his 
Majesty's fSth regiment;) at Amboy, the 2/j.th of 
March next. 

1 George Fraser, junior, was commissioned an ensign in the 60th 
(Royal American) Regiment, June 23, 1760; and lieutenant in the 78th 
Regiment. April 24, 1761. The 60th (known as the 62d, prior to 1758) 
served in America from 1756 to 1773; and the 78th from 1758 to 1763. 



310 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

A Certain tenement and water lot situated under the 
bank, (late the estate of George Frazer the elder de- 
ceased,) near Mr. Johnston's store, now in the tenure of 
Mr. Abraham Webb. Also another lot and tenement, 
with gardens, orchards, fencing, &c. (late the estate of 
aforesaid George Frazer deceased, and now in the tenure 
of Mr. Dehust, 1 attorney at law) situate lying and being 
in Elizabeth Town in the county of Essex, in the province 
of New-Jersey," on the south side of the creek; being in 
length thirty three rod and an half; and in breadth eigh- 
teen rod and an half; containing four acres and near one 
half: being bounded Northerly by a street or highway; 
Easterly by a lot of Roger Lambert's; Southerly by an- 
other street or high way; Westerly by a lot formerly old 
Pope's, but since and of late in the tenure of Mr. John 
Ross : together with all the houses, outhouses, improve- 
ments &c. thereunto belonging. 

N. B. Those who incline to purchase before the day of 
sale may apply to Mr. Phillip Kearny Esq. at Amboy, or 
Dr. Peter Sonmans at Philadelphia, who will attend at 
the time of sale. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1106, 
February 16, 1764. 

Elizabeth-Town, February 8, 1764. 
Mr. GAINE, 

Sir, 

As an Advertisement appeared in Mr. Weyman's 
Gazette, No. 267, concerning one John Dalley, 
Ransomer for the Sloop Two Friends, lately belonging 
to Messrs. Woodruff and Jelf, of this Town, and under 
my Command, wherein the Owners are blamed for the 
long Imprisonment of the said John Dalley, having never 
complied with the Terms of the Ransom Bill, for his Re- 
tease. I cannot remain silent, when an Imputation so 

1 John De Hart. 



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aggravated, containing a double Charge of Ingratitude 
and Inhumanity, is laid to Gentlemen who must be 
thought innocent by every unprejudiced Mind, when the 
Facts are properly known; therefore must desire you'll 
insert the Particulars in your next Mercury, and thereby 
do Justice to those Gentlemen. 

I am Yours 

JOHN DORRINGTON. 

On the 5th of August 1/61, I sailed from Sandy-Hook, 
Master of the above Sloop, bound to St. Kitts, loaded 
with Lumber and Provision; for the proper Landing 
whereof, Bonds were given in the Custom-House in Am- 
boy ; On the I7th, we were taken by the French Ship 
commanded by Jaquez Ammile, bound to Marseilles, of 
whom I ransomed the Sloop and Cargo for 1725 Dollars, 
and the above John Dalley went Ransomer. On the 22d,. 
we met with two other French Privateers, belonging to 
Martinico, who, after detaining us 12 Hours, and taking 
from us 1 8 Kegs of Biscuit, and 2 Firkins of Butter, on 
Sight of my Ransom Bill, let me go. On the 8th of Sep- 
tember, was again taken by another French Privateer,, 
commanded by Capt. Del Caprongere, from Martinico, 
who refused to allow my Ransom Bill, tho" I had 9 Days 
good on it, and sent me into Port St. Peiers, where I was 
confined in close Goal till the 29th of October, and on the 
3Oth, was sent to Guadaloupe. While 1 was at Martin- 
ico, the Vessel and Cargo was sold; and I was informed 
by an Officer of the Admiralty, that I could not have a 
Copy of the Condemnation, because my Vessel and Cargo, 
was contested between the Factors of the Vessel of whom 
I ransomed, and the Privateer that sent me in. When I 
arrived at Guadaloupe, I attested the above, and made a 
proper Protest; a Certificate whereof (made before John 
Cruger, Esq; Mayor of the City of New-York) was de- 



312 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

livered to the Mother of the said John Dalley, in order to 
be sent to France. 

This being a true State of the Facts, the Vessel and 
Cargo having become an entire Loss to the Owners, they 
do not think, by the Laws of War, the said John Dalley, 
can be detained a Prisoner as Ransomer of their Sloop, 
especially, as they have been informed by Atwood Cow- 
man, Mate of the said Sloop, that when at Martinico, 
some Time since, he was told that the Factors of the first 
Ship had received the Full of the Ransom Bill, from the 
Sales of the Vessel and Cargo, by Order of the Court of 

Admiralty in that Island. 

JOHN DORRINGTON. 

To be SOLD, 

The Dwelling House, Barn, Garden, and Water Lot, 
lately belonging to Col. Josiah Ogden, deceased; situated 
at the most publick Landing in Newark, New-Jersey, on 
Passaic River; very convenient for a Merchant, or one 
using the Seas : The House is two and a Half Stories 
high, has six good Rooms with Fire-places, besides the 
Kitchen. Whoever inclines to purchase the same, may 
apply to the Subscribers, who have Power to sell, and give 
a good Title for the same. 

DAVID OGDEN, 

JACOB OGDEN, 

ISAAC LONGWORTH. 

To be Sold, 

A fine Plantation, situate on the Banks of Singaroras 
Creek, at Middletown Point, East New-Jersey, about 
eight Miles from Amboy, and within three or four Hours 
sail of New-York : There is on it a good Dwelling House 
and Barn, with a commodious Landing and Wharf, about 
forty Yards from the House, where a Boat of ten or 



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twelve Cord, may conveniently load and unload. This 
Situation yields a most delightful and extensive Prospect 
of a fine settled Country about Middletown Point, Staten- 
Island, Long-Island, and the large Bay, where Vessels 
may be seen that pass to and from New- York : Clams, 
Crabs, Bass, Perch, and a Variety of other Fish, may be 
caught in great plenty, even from the Wharf Head. 

The Farm contains about 230 Acres, 80 of which are 
improved fertile Land; of which, about twelve are as 
good Salt and Fresh Meadow as any in America, and 
more may be made; also a young bearing Orchard, of 
about 400 Apple Trees of the choicest Fruit, and other 
Fruit Trees; the rest is all Wood Land of the most val- 
uable Timber. The Conveniency and Ease of Convey- 
ance to Market, renders the Produce of this Place, as val- 
uable on the Spot, to a Trifle, as in the City of New-York, 
there being eight or ten Boats constantly plying between 
this. Creek and that City. Reasonable Terms of Payment 
will be granted; for further Particulars, enquire of Mr. 
John Burrows, at Middletown Point, Merchant, or Mr. 
Sheffield Howard, in New- York. Title indisputable. 
The New York Mercury, February 20, 1764. 

NEW-YORK, February 20. 

The Sloop Mary, Captain Van Ranst, sail'd from hence 
for South Carolina, 3 Weeks since; and the 8th Day after 
they left Sandy-Hook, in scudding, they shipped a Sea, 
that took the Captain and a Man named Fine, off the 
Deck, who were both drowned; and the remainder of the 
Crew, three only in Number, judging themselves insuffi- 
cient to proceed on their Voyage, came back last Satur- 
day. 

New-Brunswick, February 9. 
RuN-away yesterday morning from Brooke Farmer, 



314 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Esq. post-master in New-Brunswick, a negro wench 
named Nell, between 30 and 40 years of age, middle 
sized, well set, a very little pitted with the small pox, is 
very handy and talkative; she formerly lived at the widow 
Prittons in Trentown. Had on when she went away, a 
homespun tow shift, a flower'd flannel under-petticoat, a 
homespun ditto, striped red, white and blue, one ditto 
striped black, white, blue and light blue, a linsey woolsey 
jacket darn'd under the arms, and a stuff cross bared 
short gown, a pair of blue stockings footed with a differ- 
ent colour, low heeled shoes lately soaled, with white 
metal buckles. Whoever takes up said negro wench and 
secures her that her master may have her again, shall have 
FORTY SHILLINGS reward, and reasonable charges paid by 

BROOKE FARMER. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1107, February 
23, 1764- 

County of Burlington, in New Jersey, 1764. 
The following Tradesmen are wanted, viz. a Shoe- 
maker, Taylor, and Wheelwright, who, if they come well 
recommended for Sobriety, Honesty and Industry, may 
find good Encouragement by applying to the Subscriber, 
where convenient Dwelling-houses and Shops may be 
had, at a moderate Rent of 

WILLIAM FOSTER. 

N. B. Also one House and Lot of about 8 Acres of 
good Land, Part Meadow, within a good Cedar Fence, is 
either to be sold, or Lett, at a moderate Rent, &c. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1835, February 23, 1764. 



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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 31$ 



Whereas Samuel Tuthill, * of Morris Town, in Morris 
County, purposes to leave of the Business of Tavern keep- 
ing, he will sell the Farm where he now lives, containing 
about 90 Acres, being well proportioned with Wood 
Land, plough Land, and Meadow, and a fine Stream of 
Water running through the Whole; with a good Orchard 
on the same, consisting of 257 bearing Apple Trees, be- 
sides a Variety of other Fruit Trees; and also a large 
Dwelling House on the Place, convenient for a Tavern 
and other Public Business; standing about Twenty Two 
Rods from the Court House, in Morris Town, being in 
the most publick Part of the Country. Any Person in- 
dining to purchase, may apply to Samuel Tuthill, on the 
Premises, who will give a good Title. 

To be LETT, or SOLD, 

In Morris County, and Town of Morris, by John Budd, 
on the most reasonable Terms, a very good two Story 

i Samuel Tuthill, son of John Tuthill, was born Sept. 22, 1724. He was 
graduated at Yale College, and appears to have studied medicine, as 
there are references to him as "Doctor" Tuthill. He is mentioned so 
often in the local annals of Morristown that he evidently was a lead- 
ing man in the community. Gov. Bernard appointed him a judge for 
Morris county, March 19, 1759, and he was again appointed April 21, 
1768. In 1773 Lord Stirling complained that Samuel Tuthill and Colonel 
Samuel Ogden had acted in an unfair and partial manner in "taking 
the examinations and depositions of several witnesses of and concern- 
ing several criminal matters" inquired into by them as judges of the 
Morris county court of oyer and terminer; he also charged that they 
had "suppressed the testimony of some material witnesses for bring- 
ing- certain criminals to justice." These charges being made to the 
Council of the Province, Col. Ogden in behalf of himself and Judge 
Tuthill demanded an inquiry. But Lord Stirling withdrew the charges, 
and the matter was dropped. When Princeton College appealed to the 
Morristown church (among others) for aid, in 1769, he subscribed 3. 
He was one of the trustees of the Morristown "Green" in 1771. He 
was among the first to take a decided stand on the American side in 
the Revolution, being appointed a member of the Morris County Com- 
mittee of Correspondence, June 27, 1774, and again on January 9, 1775. 
The Provincial Congress, on Oct. 27, 1775, appointed him Lieutenant 
Colonel of the Regiment of Light Horse in the eastern division of the 
Colony, which he resigned February 3, 1776. He was chairman of a 
meeting held Sept. 25, 1792, at which was organized the Morris County 
Society for the Promotion of Agricultural and Domestic Manufactures, 
which was merged in 1812 in the Morris Library Association, and he 
was the first President of that society. He was chosen first moderator 
of the Fire Association of Morristown, organized July 26, 1797. He 
married, November 3, 1751, Sarah Kenny, daughter of Jacob Ford, 
senior, and widow of John Kenny. He renewed his covenant with the 
Presbyterian church of Morristown, April 1, 1754. He died May 31, 
1814, in his ninetieth year. His wife joined the church on confession* 
August 29, 1771. She died November 12, 1811, aged 80 years. 



.316 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

House, near fifty Feet by thirty, with four good Rooms 
on a Floor, and a large Entry, a Kitchen, and a good Cel- 
lar under the House the whole Length; with One- 
Fourth of an Acre of Land; also thirteen Acres of good 
Pasture Land adjoining; also a Tract of eighty Acres of 
Land, lying about a Mile from said House; of which 
thirty-five Acres is drained Meadow, that brings exceed- 
ing good English Hay; the rest Wood Land. Also a 
Tract of Three Hundred and Fifty Acres of Meadow, 
lying about three Miles from the said House, most of it 
ditched lately, and is fit for Corn, Oats, Flax, Hemp, or 
Hay. The House is just finished off in a very genteel 
Manner, and is suitable either for a Gentleman's Country 
Seat, a Shop, or a Tavern ; stands near the Court House, 
on a very publick Road, in a small Town of near sixty 
Houses; mostly built within three or four Years past. 
Any Person that inclines to rent any of the above, may 
know the Terms, by applying to John Scott, living near 
the Premises; or if to purchase, to John Budd, at Salem, 
who can give an indisputable Title to all the above, except 
the thirteen Acre Lot, which he will Rent. 

To be sold, a likely Negro Wench, about sixteen Years 
of Age, has had the Small-Pox, and is fit for either Town 
or Country ; sold for no Fault, but want of Employ, and 
can be well recommended for Industry and Sobriety. En- 
quire of Mr. Peter Pinjez, Somerset County, near Justice 
Vanderveer's, or at Mr. Henry Bickers, in New-Bruns- 
wick. The New York Mercury, February 27, 1764. 

To be Sold, 

By publick vendue, on tuesday the 27th of March next, 
if fair weather, if not. the next fair day, and to be con- 
tinued till all is sold. 



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Two plantations belonging' to Thomas Leonard, lying 
in Somerset County, and about half a mile from Prince-- 
town; containing about 200 acres each; being well 
watered, and plenty of good meadow : an undoubted title 
will be given for said lands, and six months credit for one- 
half the purchase money; and twelve months for the re- 
mainder; giving sufficient security. Likewise to be sold' 
at the same time : Sundry lotts and houses in Prince- 
town, some negroes and cattle For further particulars, 
enquire of 

THOMAS LEONARD. 

N. B. The above plantations will be sold separately; 
and it may be depended on, none of them will be sold be- 
fore the above-mentioned time. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1 1 08, March i, 1764. 

PERTH-AMBOY, February 15, 1764. 
The SPEECH of his Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, 
Esq, Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief 
in and over His Majesty's Province of New-Jersey, and 
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice Admiral in the same &c. 

Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, 

At your last Sessions it was thought proper to postpone 
complying with the Requisition of His Majesty's General, 
until the Royal Pleasure should be signified, and the De- 
terminations of the other Colonies, with regard to the 
Measure proposed, be made known. I shall now give you 
all the Satisfaction in my Power on both these Heads. 

By a Letter from the Right Honourable the Earl of 
HALIFAX, Secretary of State, I have received His Maj- 
esty's Orders, ''earnestly to recommend to you, forthwith 
to make Provision, for enabling me to call out a sufficient 



3l8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Number of the Militia, or to raise such a reasonable Num- 
ber of Troops, as, from the actual State of the Indian 
War, the Commander-in-Chief of the King's Forces in 
North-America shall think necessary; and .to employ 
them not only in defending and protecting the Lives and 
Properties of His Majesty's Subjects on the Frontiers of 
this Government, but also in acting offensively against the 
Indians, at such Places, and in such Manner, as the said 
Commander m Chief shall direct. . . . And His Maj- 
esty trusts that the Legislature of this Government, from 
their Zeal and Affection for His Service, as well as from 
a just Regard to the Safety and Welfare of the Colony, 
will readily and chearfully concur in exerting themselves 
upon this important Occasion, to the End that His Maj- 
esty's Subjects in North America may peaceably enjoy 
the Fruits of the many glorious Successes obtained there 
by His Majesty's victorious Arms during the late War, 
and the extensive Advantages secured to them by the late 
Peace." .... 

As to the Conduct of the other Colonies on this inter- 
esting Occasion, the Assembly of Pennsylvania, I am in- 
formed chearfully and immediately voted the whole Num- 
ber of Troops required of that Province. But the Assem- 
blies of the New England Governments, it seems, not 
thinking themselves so nearly concerned in the War, have 
thought proper to postpone their Determinations on this 
Matter till March. The Expediency, however, of having 
a considerable Body of Troops to take the Field early in 
the Spring, supposing the Indians inclinable either to 
Peace or War, is so forcibly represented in a Letter last 
Night received from General GAGE, and which shall be 
communicated to you, that I think you cannot but come 
into the same Sentiments, and act accordingly. 

The Cause of the present Defection among the Indians, 



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you likewise at your last Sitting intimated a Desire to be 
informed of. The many and various Opinions which were 
then circulated on that Head, bore such evident Marks of 
being founded on Conjecture only, that I could not think 
any of them worthy your Attention. But I have since 
received an Account of a Conference held by Sir WILL- 
IAM JOHNSON with a numerous Body of Indians in Sep- 
tember last, wherein Sir WILLIAM (who must be sup- 
posed to have the best Information) says, that the Indians 
"without any Notice or Provocation, fell upon our Trad- 
ers" &c . . . But I refer you to the Conference itself, 
which I shall order to be laid before you. ... It does 
not appear that even the Indians themselves alledge, or so 
much as insinuate, that the English had by any Offence 
whatever provoked the late Outrages. On the contrary, 
one of their Speakers tells Sir WILLIAM, "the Seneca 
W T arriors had owned that their Sachems did not act right, 
that the Onondagoes had wise Men to guide them, but 
They had none, which was the Cause of the present Trou- 
bles." 

Matters being thus circumstanced, the Necessity of 
sending an Armed Force into the Indian Country, to 
bring them to a right Sense of their perfidious Conduct, 
is most evidently apparent. Indians, in general, are a 
warlike People from their Infancy. They ever entertain 
a thorough Contempt for the Nation who will make Peace 
without obtaining Satisfaction for Injuries suffered by 
the War. When that happens to be the Case, they seize 
the first Opportunity of renewing their Hostilities. A 
recent Instance of this we have in the Creek Nation ; who 
being invited to the late Congress held with the Southern 
Indians, accepted the Invitation, received the King's For- 
giveness for their former Offences, entered into a Treaty 
of Friendship and Alliance, partook of the Presents sent 
by His Majesty, and soon after destroyed a Number of 



32O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

the Back Inhabitants of South Carolina. In short, to ob- 
tain a solid and durable Peace with Indians, we must first 
make them feel the Miseries of War. 

I have therefore, Gentlemen of the General Assembly, 
the fullest Reliance on the Assurances you gave me at 
your last Sitting, of complying with the General's Requi- 
sition. By going chearfully info this reasonable and 
necessary Measure, you will confirm the favourable Senti- 
ments His Majesty already entertains of the People of 
this Province, and in the most effectual Manner provide 
for their Security. 

The Militia, who were draughted for the Protection of 
the Frontiers, are, since your last Sessions, relieved by the 
Troops raised for that Purpose. . . . The People have, 
during the Winter, remained at their respective Habita- 
tions, and met with no Disturbances from the Enemy; 
but as the Spring advances, they are apprehensive of fresh 
Depradations. 

Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General 
Assembly, 

I think it proper at this time to mention to you, That 
some People in Pennsylvania having, contrary to the 
common Principles of Humanity, murdered, in cool 
Blood, a Number of friendly Indians, who had long lived 
peaceably among the Inhabitants of that Province in the 
Manner that the Indians at Brotherton have resided 
among us; and having also, in Contempt of the Govern- 
ment, which had taken them under its Protection, threat- 
ened the Destruction of other Indians remaining there, 
tho' they had given the strongest Proofs of their Attach- 
ment to the British Nation; I did, at the Request of Gov- 
ernor PENN, grant a Passport for their safe Conduct 
through this Province, in their Way to Sir WILLIAM 
JOHNSON. They proceeded as far as Amboy, but being 



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refused a Passage through the Government bf New- York, 
they are since returned to Philadelphia. A small Number 
of them, who were well recommended to me, are, with 
my Permission, placed near Woodbury, I have received 
Assurances that the Township will be put to no Charge 
for their Support. The principal Inhabitants there have 
given them a friendly Reception; and I trust that there 
is not a Person in this Province, but has a just Abhor- 
rence of the unmanly Behaviour of those lawless Rioters 
of Pennsylvania. . . . To be ardently inclined to have 
the Indians now at open War with us severely chastised 
for their Perfidy, is highly commendable; yet, surely, not 
only Humanity, but sound Policy, and common Sense, 
dictate that we should give all the Encouragement and 
Protection in our Power to those who shew themselves 
our Friends at such a Juncture. 

Frequent Meetings of the Legislature I well know to- 
be attended with Inconvenience to your private Affairs. 
It is therefore my fixed Intention never to call you to- 
gether, but when the publick Service makes it necessary. 
Perhaps the going at this time into the Consideration of 
the current Business of the Year, may prevent the Occa- 
sion of a Sessions at an inconvenient Season : If this 
should be your Opinion, you may depend that my Concur- 
rence will not be wanting. 

To his Excellency 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, Governor, and Commander in Chief 
in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Csesarea, or 
New Jersey, and Territories thereon depending in Amer- 
ica, Chancellor, and Vice Admiral in the same &c. 

The humble ADDRESS of the REPRESENTATIVES of the 
said Province, in GENERAL ASSEMBLY convened. 



322 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

WE, His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Rep- 
resentatives of New Jersey, in General Assembly con- 
vened, have deliberately considered the Matters recom- 
mended in your Excellency's Speech, and found it neces- 
sary to go into some Preparations for the general Service. 

In the original Settlement of this Province, great Cir- 
cumspection and Care was used to gain and preserve the 
Friendship of the Indian Natives ; their Lands were, from 
time to time, fairly and openly purchased, to their general 
Satisfaction; this conciliated their Affection, and for a 
long Course of Time they were eminently serviceable to 
the new Settlers; and since the Beginning of their Hos- 
tilities, lest some among them should think any Part of 
our Lands remained unpurchased, Care was taken, at the 
Treaty of Easton, in 1758, to obtain, for a valuable Con- 
sideration, a general Release for all the Lands in this 
Province, such Parts only excepted, as were reserved for 
the Use of those Indians that inclined to live under the 
Protection of this Government : This was done, and the 
Money paid in open Council, and their Approbation uni- 
versally expressed 

Such therefore being the Circumstance of this Prov- 
ince, with regard to the Indians, it became a Matter of 
Astonishment to us, that any Conduct of theirs should 
give Reason to fear their Intentions respecting us. And 
whether they have actually any Design' upon this Prov- 
ince or not, their Hostilities in the Neighbourhood of our 
Frontiers, and in one doubtful Instance over the Line, 
were Inducements to place a Frontier Guard of Two 
Hundred Men, for the Winter past. The continuing this 
Guard, we believe, might be Security for our small Fron- 
tier; but as their Perfidy to the neighbouring Govern- 
ments seems to require Chastisement, and the Operations 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 323 

to make a future Peace effectual calls for the united Force 
of the Colonies, we have now passed a Bill for raising the 
Number of Men mentioned in the General's Letters, on 
Condition a majority of the Eastern Colonies J should 
come into the Requisition, concurring, that as we can 
neither rank among the most able, nor are most exposed 
by our Situation, the making this Provision, by which our 
Levies may be as soon in the Field as any of the Eastern 
Colonies, is coming up to the Demand of His Majesty, by 
the Secretary of State and the General. 

Whilst we are thus preparing for bringing perfidious 
Savage Violaters of public Faith to a Sense of their In- 
terest, we would by no means be understood as including 
Resentment against all Indians. Experience shews, as 
your Excellency justly observes, that there are among 
them, notwithstanding the general Corruption of the 
Tribes, some that have distinguished themselves by a long 
and steady Attachment to the English. 

Such there are among us; these demand our Protec- 
tion; Justice to the original Proprietors, whose Lands 
we purchased and occupy . . . the Faith of the Gov- 
ernment, the Proofs of their Fidelity, require it; and we 
have a well grounded Confidence in our Constituents, that 
no Occasion will be given (by an Act of theirs) to brand 
them with the Loss of their distinguishing Faculties; nor 
plunge into a Conduct that, besides incurring the Penal- 
ties of Government, tends to banish Justice from the 
World, stains the Christian Name, and stamps Disgrace 
upon Human Nature, by punishing the Innocent for what 
the Guilty only should suffer. 

February 24 By Order of the House 

1764 ROBERT OGDEN, Speaker. 

J This Bill having failed in Council, the Assembly after- 
Awards fixed the Proportion New-Jersey was to raise, on 



324 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

what New-York hath, or is to raise on the present Occa- 
sion. 

PHILADELPHIA, March i 

The Legislature of New- Jersey, instead of restricting 
their Grant to what a Majority of the Eastern Colonies 
may do, as mentioned in the Assembly's Address have 
since passed an Act for raising a Number of Men (not 
exceeding 600) in the usual Proportion to what may be 
raised for the Service of the ensuing Year, by the Govern- 
ment of New- York only. 

SHREWSBURY STAGE, from BURLINGTON 
This is to acquaint the Public, That there is a conve- 
nient Stage- Waggon erected, and kept by Joseph Haight, 
at the Sign of the General Wolfe, in Burlington, to go 
from Burlington to Shrewsbury or elsewhere during the 
Summer Season, which Stage will go once a Week if Oc- 
casion requires from the Date hereof, and to carry six 
Persons : John Ferguson's Stage Boat will attend at the 
Crooked Billet Wharff, in Philadelphia, every Wednes- 
day in each Week, and the Waggon will set off on Thurs- 
day Morning. The Price of the Waggon to Shrewsbury 
will be Forty-five Shillings, if four Persons or under, if 
above, and not exceeding six, Fifty Shillings. All Gen- 
tlemen and Ladies, that will please to favour us with their 
Custom, may depend that there will be good Attendance 
given, and People civilly used, by their humble Servants, 
JOSEPH HAIGHT, JOHN FERGUSON. 
Burlington, Feb. 24, 1764 

Trenton, January 16, 1764. 

To be sold at public Vendue, to the highest Bidder, be- 
tween the Hours of 12 and 5 o' Clock, on Friday, the i6th 
Day of March next, at the Court-house, in Trenton, One 



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House and Lot of Land, with Out-houses and Stables, 
joining the Lands of Joseph De Cow, William Morris, 
Esq; Daniel Coxe, Esq; and others; also 52 Acres of 
Land, more or less, joining the Lands of Joseph Higbee, 
Aaron Doud, Elijah Bond, Andrew Reed and others; all 
which Houses and Lands are pleasantly situated in Tren- 
ton; there is excellent Meadow, and a good bearing 
Orchard, on the Premises, late the Property, and now in 
the Possession of John Allen, Esq; seized and taken in 
Execution, at the Suit of Richard Gibb, Samuel Kemble, 
John Leslee, and others, and to be sold by me 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff 

N. B. Any Person or Persons who have Mortgages 
on the above mentioned Premises, are desired to signify 
the same to the Sheriff before the Day of Sale. 

Trenton, February n, 1764. 

To be sold at public Vendue, to the highest Bidder, on 
Wednesday, the nth Day of April next, between the 
Hours of 12 and 5 o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the Court- 
house in Trenton, A Plantation containing 102 Acres, sit- 
uate in HopewelL, bounded by Lands of Jonathan Wright, 
John Moore and others, it is well timbered, and good for 
Grain and Pasture ; there is a Farm House and Stable on 
the Premises, and ten Acres of Wheat and Rye, which 
will be sold at same Time, late the Property of John 
Blackney; seized and taken in Execution at the Suit of 
Mrs. Abigail Coxe, and to be sold by me 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff 

Trenton, February 12, 1764 

To be sold at publick Vendue, to the highest Bidder, on 
Thursday, the I2th Day of April next, at the Court-house 
in Trenton, between the Hours of 12 and 5 o'Clock, A 



326 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Plantation in Am well, containing 119 Acres and 3 Quar- 
ters of excellent Land, situate in the Center of a fine 
Wheat Country, within one Mile of two Grist Mills, late 
belonging to Jacob Arnwine. Also one other Tract of 
170 Acres in the Edge of the Great Swamp, late pur- 
chased from Tunis Foster; also in Amwell, noted for fine 
Pasture Land and Timber, 8 Acres of Land, with a 
Stream of Water running through it, with a Conveniency 
for a Fulling Mill on the same, joining the Lands lately 
purchased by Joseph Howell ; there is three Acres of ex- 
cellent Meadow, with some Fruit Trees thereon, and will 
suit a Tradesman; also an overshot Grist Mill, and a Log 
House, with the Good-will or Right of Improvement of 
about 40 Acres of Land on Colonel Byerly's Tract, in 
Bethlehem; the Mill is supplied with Water from a noted 
living Spring that never fails in the driest Times, and is 
in a fine Wheat Country; the above several Places were 
the Property of Jacob Arnwine; seized and taken in Exe- 
cution at the Suit of William Morris, Esq; James Bene- 
zet, the Executors of Ebenezer Large, deceased, Thomas 
Pryor, Benjamin Chew, Esq; and others, and to be sold 
by me 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

N. B. Any Person or Persons who have Mortgages on 
the above described Premises, are desired to signify it to 
the Sheriff before the Day of Sale. 

Trenton, February 14, 1764. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, to the highest Bidder, on 
Saturday, the I4th Day of April next, on the Premises, 
between the Hours of 12 and 5 o'Clock, The noted Tav- 
ern house, and 60 Acres of Land, besides Allowance, situ- 
ated at the Foot of Robin's Hill, in Amwell; there is a 
bearing Orchard, Barn, and other necessary Buildings, 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 32 7 

the Mansion-house large, and almost new, and well situ- 
ated either for Tavern or Store, late the Property of Dan- 
iel Robins, deceased; seized and taken in Execution at 
th Suit of James Benezet, Townsend White, Jeremiah 
Warder, Henry Remsen, jun, Robert Gilbert Livingston, 
and Buckridge Sims, and to be sold by me, 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

N. B. Any Person or Persons who have Mortgages on 
the above described Lands, are desired to acquaint the 
Sheriff thereof before the Day of Sale. 

Trenton, February 16, 1764. 

To be sold at public Vendue, to the highest Bidder, on 
Monday, the i6th Day of April next, on the Premises, 
between the Hours of 12 and 5 o' Clock, A Plantation, 
containing 335 Acres of Land, situated in Twixbary; 
bounded on Alametunk River on the East, South by Hugh 
M'Can, West by the Society's Lands, North by Lands of 
Andrew Leake; there is on the Premises a good Dwell- 
ing-house, Barn, Store-house, with other Out-houses, a 
fine young Orchard, a Quantity of good Meadow, also a 
Forge for making Bar-iron, with three Fires, Coal- 
houses, and Houses for Workmen to live in, near the 
Forge, which is on a fine Stream, called Alametunk, in a 
fine Part of the Country for Wood, for making CoaL 
Also sundry Negroes, Men, Women and Children, Cows, 
Horses and Mares, one Iron-bound Waggon, Sheep, 
Hogs, Feather Beds and Bedding, with sundry other 
Houshold Goods, too tedious to mention, late the Prop- 
erty of Christopher Beekman, seized and taken in Execu- 
tion at the Suit of Andrew Leake, Peter Schank, Henry 
Schank, John Demund and others, and to be sold by me 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff 



328 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

N. B. Any Person or Persons who have Mortgages on 
the above described Lands, are desired to acquaint the 
Sheriff before the Day of Sale. 

Trenton, February 18, 1764. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, to the highest Bidder, on 
\\~ednesday, the i8th of April next, for ready Money, be- 
tween the Hours of 12 and 5 in the Afternoon, on the 
Premises, One House and 19 Acres of Land, joining the 
Lands of Aaron Johnson, Daniel Hagerman and others; 
one Mare and Colt, Bed and Bedding, Pewter Dishes and 
Plates, a Gun, Iron Pots, with sundry other Houshold 
Goods, too tedious to mention, late the Property of John 
Sutfin; seized and taken in Execution at the Suit of 
Leake and Van Court, and to be sold by me, 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1836, March i, 
1764. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 

On the Premises, on Monday the 26th Day of March 
Instant, 

The Farm whereon the late Chief Justice Morris, lived, 
in the County of Monmouth, in the Province of New- 
Jersey; for the Conveniency of the Purchasers it will be 
divided into two Farms of about 300 Acres each. At the 
same Time will be sold, the Stock of Cattle, some Uten- 
sils of Husbandry, and sundry other Things. The Con- 
ditions will be made known on the Day of Sale, and the 
Vendue to begin at 10 o'Clock in the Morning. 

TO be sold, a new well-built furnace, good iron 
mines near the same, two forges, one with 3, and 
the other with 2 fires; a saw-mill, several dwelling- 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 32Q 

houses and coal-houses, and several tracts of land adjoin- 
ing; carts, waggons, utensils and tools proper for the 
works: The furnace and forges are situated on a good 
stream, 28 miles from Acquackanung landing, and 36 
from Newark. 1 Whoever inclines to purchase the same, 
may apply to Nicholas Gouverneur, in New- York; or to 
David Ogden, sen. Samuel Gouverneur, and David Og- 
den, jun. at Newark, who will agree for the same. The 
New York Mercury, March 5, 1764. 

Monmouth, New- Jersey, February 21. 

By virtue of a writ of fieri facias to me directed, against 
the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of John 
Voorhees, late deceased; I have seized and taken one 
plantation whereon the said John Vorhees lately dwelt, 
lying and being in Upper Freehold, within about three 
miles of Allenstown, in the county aforesaid; containing 
One hundred and seventy acres of good land, with three 
good dwelling houses on the same; as also a good grist- 
mill with two pair of stones, and a fulling mill adjoining 
the same, with plenty of water for both mills, a barn with 
other out-houses, with two bearing orchards on the prem- 
ises aforesaid. 

Now this is to give notice, that the houseing, mills, 
lands, &c. will be exposed to sale, by way of publick ven- 
due, on Monday the twenty-third day of April next; on 
the premises aforesaid, between the hours of twelve and 
five in the afternoon, at which time and place the condi- 
tions of .sale will be made known, by me 

JOHN TAYLOR, Sheriff. 

WAS lost the 7th of March near Milston on Her ford 
road, a watch; makers name Clayton; number not 

i The property of the Ogdens, known as the American Company, on 
the Wanaque and Ringwood streams. 



330 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

known, the watch is notch'd on the case to make the crys- 
tal hold. Whosoever has found the said watch and will 
return it to John Kelso living in Philadelphia, or to the 
owner William Karr, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS re- 
ward. 

ANDREW REED, 

BEING about to remove from Trenton, proposes to sell. 
ist. A commodious corner lott in the most pleasant and 
best situated place for trade in the town; being 64 feet 
front on King street, and about 200 feet on Market- 
street; containing one quarter of an acre; whereon is a 
genteel brick house 28 feet front on King-street, and 38- 
feet deep, compleatly finish'd from the garret to the cellar, 
with a large brick kitchen and wash-house back of it, a 
pump and oven in the wash-house and cellars under the 
whole. 

Also a two story wooden house extending from the 
brick-house to the corner, upwards of 40 feet front on 
King-street, in which is a commodious store for dry 
goods, and has been a well accustomed standing for up- 
wards of 30 years : Back of which are a range of stores 
two stories high, containing about 40 feet front on Mar- 
ket-street, with cellars and other conveniences for the re- 
ception of pork, grain, and all kinds of produce and mer- 
chandize. The back part of the lott is occupied as a gar- 
den, and is in good order, with a genteel movable sum- 
mer-house in it. 

The above may easily be divided into two tenements if 
necessary. 

2d A lott opposite to Mr. Cox's office, containing 55 
feet front on Market-street, and extends back to the Low- 
er or Water-street near the barracks, on each front of 
which is a large wooden building, now occupied for 
stables, carriage-houses &c, but may be converted into 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 331 

good tenements at a small expence. On this lott is a good 
garden and a number of fruit trees. 

3d A lott above the stone bridge, containing about a 
quarter of an acre, with a front of 122 feet on King- 
street, whereon is a two story stone-house, a large work 
shop and a good well, garden &c. now in possession of 
James Priestly. 

4th A lott about 9 acres; within a quarter of a mile of 
the town, good part of which is mowing ground. 

Any person inclining to purchase the whole, or any 
part of the premises, may apply to Charles Pettit in Phil- 
adelphia, or to the subscriber, who will agree on easy 
terms to the purchaser. 

ANDREW REED/ 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1109, March 8, 
1764. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Small Plantation, in the Township of Waterford, in 
the County of Gloucester, and Province of West New- 
Jersey, with a Frame Dwelling-house thereon, containing 
about 40 Acres, all cleared, and under Fence, three Acres 
of which is choice Meadow, and more may be made; it 
is well situated for a Tan-yard, and may suit a Trades- 
man for many Purposes. Any Person inclining to pur- 
chase, may know the Terms, by applying to JOHN COW- 
PERTH WAIT, living near the Premises, or of Joseph Cow- 
perthwait, living at Thomas Gilbert's, a little above Vine- 
street, near Front street, Philadelphia. 

1 Andrew Reed was a well-known merchant in Trenton during the 
Colonial period. He was the father of the distinguished General Joseph 
Reed, at one time Adjutant-General of the Continental Army. He had 
lived many years in Philadelphia and was a Trustee of the Third 
Presbyterian church on Arch street in that city. In 1734 he was ap- 
pointed the first Postmaster of Trenton, and in 1746 he was made one 
of the Burgesses and Treasurer of the Borough of Trenton under its 
new charter. From 1756 to 1759 he was Trustee of the Presbyterian 
church of Trenton. After residing in Trenton many years, he removed 
about 1759 to Amwell, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, where he owned 
extensive tracts of land, and died there December 16, 1769. 



332 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

An ACT to suppress FAIRS in the Town of Salem, 
WHEREAS the holding of Fairs in the Town of Salem, 
has by Experience been found inconvenient and unneces- 
sary; therefore be it enacted by the Governor, Council 
and General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the Au- 
thority of the same, that no Fair shall hereafter be held in 
the Town of Salem; any Law, Usage or Custom to the 
contrary in anywise notwithstanding. (Passed at Bur- 
lington the 7th of December last.) The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 1837, March 8, 1764. 

RUN away on Saturday the 24th of February, a 
Negro Fellow named Jack : He is about 5 Feet 8 
Inches high, of a very black Complexion, and pretty much 
pitted with the Small-Pox; his hair pretty long, and 
stares very much; was born at Hackensack; when he 
talks, he speaks very quick: He had on when he went 
away, a short scarlet Duffil Waistcoat, made without 
Flaps, (out buttoning close round to the Waistband of 
his Breeches) and a red Watchcoat, a Pair of long Trow- 
sers. Whoever secures the said Negro, so that his Master 
may have him again, shall have Five Dollars Reward, and 
all reasonable Charges paid by me, 

EDWARD AGAR 

N. B. Since he went first away, he came privately into 
the House in the Night, and has taken away the rest of 
his Cloths, viz. A Blue Camblet Coat, and a Pair of 
Leather Breeches, Shoes and Stockings, so that he may 
possibly change his Dress, and appear in them. All Mas- 
ters of Vessels, are hereby forewarn'd not to carry him 
off; and all Persons are forbid to harbour him, as they 
shall answer it at their Peril. The New York Mercury, 
March 12, 1764. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 333 

RUN away from William Nails, near Princeton, in east 
New- Jersey ; a servant man named Thomas Osburn, alias 
Thomas Hardburn, about 21 or 22 years of age, thick 
built, smooth face, brown complexion, wears his own hair 
and talks pretty thick: Had on when he went away, a 
brown short double breasted coat, blue under jacket, 
buckskin breeches, with brass buckles in his shoes, and an 
old felt hatt; he took with him, a small parcel of silk 
handkerchiefs which it is supposed he will offer to sale. 
Whoever takes up the said servant and secures him in any 
of his Majesty's goals, or brings him to his said master, 
or to Mr. George Campbell at Princeton, shall have a re- 
ward of Five Pounds paid by 

GEORGE CAMPBELL. 

All persons are forbid to harbour or carry him off at 
their peril. All well disposed persons are requested to cut 
out this advertisement and put it up at the most public 
places. 

WAS left at the house of the subscriber in Pennington, 
Hunterdon county, New-Jersey, in September last, by a 
bay horse about 9 years old, has no white about him ex- 
cept a saddle mark on the near side, about 13 hands high, 
person unknown, and supposed to be stolen: A bright 
natural pacer : The owner proving his property may have 
him again. 

ROBERT COMBES. 

N. B. An advertisement was enclosed in a letter to the 
Printer last October, but miscarried. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. mo, March 15, 1764. 

By Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias to me directed, 
against the Goods, Chattels, Lands and Tenements of 
John Vorkes, late deceased, I have seized and taken one 
Plantation, whereon the said John Vorkes lately dwelt, 
lying and being in Upper Freehold, within about three 



334 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Miles of Aliens Town, in the County aforesaid, contain- 
ing 170 Acres of good Land, with three good Dwelling- 
houses on the same, as also a good Grist mill, with two 
Pair of Stones, and a Fulling-mill adjoining the Grist 
mill, with Plenty of Water for both Mills, a Barn, with 
other Out-houses, with two bearing Orchards on the 
Premises aforesaid. . . . Now this is to give Notice, 
that the Houses, Mills, Lands &c will be exposed to Sale 
by Way of publick Vendue, on Monday, the 23d Day of 
April next, on the Premises aforesaid, between the Hours 
of 12 and 5 in the Afternoon, at which Time and Place 
the Conditions of Sale will be made known by me 

JOHN TAYLOR, Sheriff. 

Perth- Amboy, February 4, 1764 
By Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias to me directed and 
delivered against the Goods and Chattels, Hereditaments, 
real Estate, Houses and Lands of Thomas Johnson, late 
of the City of Perth Amboy, deceased (in the Hands and 
Possession of Reuben Potter and David Gosling, Admin- 
istrators of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, 
Rights and Credits of the said Thomas Johnson, who 
died Intestate,) upon a Judgment obtained in the May- 
or's Court of Common Pleas, for the City gf Perth-Am- 
boy, at the Suit of Stephen Skinner, I have seized sundry 
Goods and Chattels, also the Dwelling-house and Lot 
wherein the said Thomas Johnson lately dwelt, also one 
Water-Lot; the House will suit a Gentleman, Merchant 
or Tavern keeper, as there is a Tavern and Ferry kept 
there by the Widow Johnson. Now these are to certify, 
that I shall expose to Sale on the Premises, the said House 
and Lot, and Water Lot, on Wednesday the i8th Day of 
April next, between the Hours of 12 and 5 of said Day, 
where the Conditions will be made known, by 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 335 

To be sold by the Subscriber, at public Vendue, at the 
London Coffee-House, on Saturday the 24th Day of this 
Inst. at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, an undivided 
Right of Half a Plantation, containing 270 Acres, more 
or less, lying on Newtown Creek, in Gloucester County, 
West New-Jersey, about 4 Miles from Daniel Cooper's 
Ferry, with a good-bearing Orchard, two Dwelling- 
houses and a Barn on the Premises; there is about 70 or 
So Acres cleared, the Remainder of which is good Tim- 
ber Land, with about 20 Acres of Meadow within Bank : 
The said Bank is about 150 Yards in Length, from Hill 
to Hill, crossing the Creek opposite the Premises, and 
much out of Repair at present; but as there are other 
Owners to near 60 Acres of Meadow within said Bank, 
the Share of the Purchaser will be but trifling towards 
mending and supporting it. The Creek is navigable up 
to the Dam, where is a good Landing for Flatts to go off 
full loaded. 

JAMES GRAISBURY. 

N. B. The Title is good. The Purchaser paying Half 
the Money down, may have a reasonable Time for the 
Remainder, giving Bond and good Security for the same. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post-office, Phila- 
delphia. 

Thomas Askey, and Thomas Armstrong, Cumberland 
County. 

Richard Brooks, Milford; Abraham Beaks, Cross- 
wicks; George Brown and William Blyth, Cumberland 
County James Brown, Baskinridge. Lewis Dubois, 
Pilesgrove. 

Allen Dunlap and Edward Dunlap, Salem County. 

Samuel Forman, East Jersey; Thomas Folkes, Bor- 
dentown. 



336 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

William Garret, Gloucester Point. Rev. R. Kelsay, 
New-Jersey. 

Deborah Lippincott, Gloucester County. 

Edward Mercer, David Mitchell, Cumberland County. 
John M' Carter, East Jersey; John Maims, New Jersey. 

Erick Philpot, Salem. Mat. Russell (2) Newark. 

James Renear, New-Jersey; Mrs. Ramsay, Cape May. 

Caspar Smith, and Fr. Saunders, Gloucester. 

Aaron Silver, Pilesgrove; Richard Smith Salem 
County. 

Jacob Titus, Cold Spring. Robert Walker, Cumber- 
land County. 

Trenton, February 25, 1764 

LIST of LETTERS now remaining in this Post-Office. 
Tafable Anderson, Amwell; Robert Brown, Morris- 
Town; Mark Ellis (3) Allentown; Samuel Gardner, 
New-Jersey; Edward Harris, Middletown Point; Will- 
iam Hewes, Monmouth County; Thomas Harvey, Mid- 
dletown Point; William Kaso, Amwell; John Logan, 
Bucks County; Elisha Lawrence, West Jersey; John 
Logan, Baskin-Ridge; Lydia Noble, Maidenhead; David 
Price (2) Hopewell; John Pratt, junior (2) Amwell; 
James Reynolds (2) Mountholly; John Rutherford, 
Trenton; Andrew Reed, Freehold; Ezekiel Smith, Al- 
lentown; Edward Stevison (2) Middletown; Messieurs 
Smock and Company, Middletown Point; Theophilus 
Severns, Trenton; George Trouchard, 1 West Jersey; 
John Tiddis, Cohansey; Lake and Vancourt, Bronley 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1838, March 15, 1764. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Cohansey 
West New Jersey, on the i6th of February; a Dutch ser- 
vant man named John Reeker, a stocking weaver by 

i Probably Trenchard. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 337 

trade, about five foot high, wore his own hair of a dark 
brown colour, he talks broken English, and has lost some 
of his fore teeth: Had on when he went away an old 
brown coat, an old double breasted regimental Jersey blue 
coat (with the arms and skirts cut off) for a waistcoat, 
striped trowsers, a pair of home-spun blue gray stock- 
ings, old shoes, one half worn tow shirt, one white shirt, 
and an old castor hatt. Whoever takes up the said ser- 
vant and secures him so that his master may have him 
again, shall have THREE POUNDS reward paid by 

JOHN GIBBON. 

N. B. All persons are forbid to harbour, employ or 
carry off said servant, at their peril. 

TO BE SOLD BY 

WiLLIAM IBISON, 
At his store the corner of Chestnut and Water-streets. 

A Neat assortment of European and East India goods 
chiefly suitable for the season, which as he proposes de- 
clining the dry good business for the present, will be sold 
very low for cash. Also rum, sugar, molasses, coffee, 
tea, chocolate, rice, peper, ginger, rozin, train oyl, &c. &c_ 
&c. Likewise a large still and worm 

He has likewise to dispose of .... a neat parcel 
of saddles of Williamson's make from Elizabeth Town. 
Amongst which are a parcel of forrest saddles without 
trees 

RuN-away from the subscriber living in the township 
of Evesham, in the county of Burlington and province of 
New Jersey; the i6th of this instant, an Irish servant lad 
named Barnard M'Cindred, aged between the years of 16 
and 17, a large well-set fellow of his age, red complexion, 
very much freckled and somewhat pitted with the small 

22 



338 NEW JERSEY 'COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

pox, talks pretty good English for the time he has been 
in the country which is about 6 or 7 months, of a lively 
pert countenance, very talkative; had on when he went 
away, a good ozenbrig shirt, an old felt hat, an old light- 
ish coloured cloath waistcoat without sleeves, a striped 
ditto over that, and a frock, old leather breeches, a pair of 
blue yarn stockings, and pretty good shoes without buck- 
les. Any person bringing or securing said servant so that 
.his master rrtey have him again, shall have FIVE POUNDS 
-reward, and reasonable charges paid by 

DANIEL LIPPINCOTT, junior. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. mi, March 22, 
1764. 

TOHN JACOB BERNAHT, a Native of Dehingen, near 
'Schaffhausen, in Switzerland, takes this method of in- 
forming himself whether his Brother John Ulrich Ber- 
naht 1 be yet alive, and if he is, where he resides. They 
both arrived at Philadelphia from their native Country 
about 13 Years ago, but were soon separated, since which 
Time the first mentioned has heard nothing of the latter. 
If this should come to his Knowledge, he is kindly invited 
to come to his Brother John Jacob, at Mountholly, in New 
Jersey, or send him at least Intelligence of the Place of 
his Residence. And any other Person that knows any 
Thing about him, is requested to do the same; the Fa- 
vours shall be acknowledged by 

JOHN JACOB BERNAHT. 

Trenton, March 15, 1764 

The Members of the Trenton Library Company, are 
desired to attend their annual Meeting, at the House of 

i Ulrich Bernhart (so written by a clerk) and Hans Jacob Bernath 
(as he wrote himself) arrived at Philadelphia August 26, 1751, in the 
ship Anderson, Hugh Campbell, Master, from Rotterdam, last from 
Cowes, with fifty Roman Catholics, 236 passengers. Rttpp, 246. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 339 

Isaac Yard, in Trenton, on Monday, the 9th Day of April 
next, at Ten of the Clock, in order to make the fourteenth 
annual Payment, choose Directors, and settle the Com- 
pany's Accounts. 

By Order of the Directors, 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Secretary. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1839, March 22, 
1764. 

Perth- Amboy, March 21. Just now returned here in a 
shattered Condition, a Schooner, Captain Lyell, who 
sailed from this Port three Weeks ago, bound for Ma- 
deira, but three Days after they left Sand-Hook, they met 
with a violent Gale or rather Hurricane, that tore all their 
Sails to Pieces, and carried off all their fresh Water, and 
every Thing they had upon Deck, so that it was with the 
utmost Difficulty they got back : Happily we hear none 
of the People were lost. 

To be SOLD, or LEASED, 

SEVERAL Tracts of Land in the Province of New- 
York and New-Jersey, viz. New- York. In Orange 
County. About 2000 Acres, in Cheescock's Patent, Part 
thereof adjoining Haverstraw, on Hudson' s-River, about 
40 Miles from New- York, and Part in the Clove, which 
is very fine Land ; the Rest is Mountain Land, extending 
from Haverstraw to the Clove : This Tract will be sold, 
or leased in Lots of 100 Acres and upwards; it affords 
the best of Conveniences for Iron Works, of any Tract in 
North- America, having plenty of Iron Oar and Wood, 
and a very fine Stream, sufficient for several Furnaces or 
Forges, within seven Miles of a good Landing on Hud- 
son's River. Lot No. 10, and Lot No. 28, in the Dividend 
Part of Minisink Angle, containing each about 1200 
Acres of very good Land, in a well settled Country, near 



34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Goshen; will be sold or leased in such sized Lots as may 
best suit the Settlers. A Tract of 1000 Acres, situate in 
Ulster County, about seven Miles from the Dans Camber, * 
on Hudson's Rivver; will be sold or leased in Lots as 
may best suit the Settlers. Ulster County. About 2000 
Acres, contained in several Lots, being Part of Harden- 
berg's Great Patent, and lying West of Esopus Towns; 
will also be sold or leased in such Lots as may best suit 
the Settlers. 

New-Jersey, Somerset County. A Tract of about 1000 
Acres, lying on the West Branch of Middle Brook, be- 
tween the first and second Mountains ; on which there are 
several good Improvements, under Lease; the Rest is 
very fine Timber, conveniently situated for the Use of the 
Farms on Rariton River; will be sold in Lots, or the 
Whole together. A Tract of about 1000 Acres, lying in 
the Rear of the Lots on the North Branch of Rariton, ad- 
joining the Plantations of Mr. Penier, and Mr. Vander- 
vier; will also be sold in Lots, or the Whole together. A 
Tract of 675 Acres, near Westfield, and about seven Miles 
West from Elizabeth Town; being Half of a Patent 
granted A. Campbell, for Head Lands, in 1701; a very 
fine Tract and mostly improved. Monmouth County. 
About 500 Acres at Crosswicks, adjoining Wilcock's and 
Plumstead's Line; very good Land; in an improved well 
settled Country. Beach Island, containing about 1000 
Acres, situate on the Coast of Jersey, between Barnigat 
and Squan : It has some good Up-land, some fine Red 
Cedar, and plenty of good Salt Meadow, and is capable of 
grasing a large Stock of Cattle. Any Person inclining to 

i The Dans Kanimer, dance hall, chamber or place. Doubtless the 
scene of some annual Indian sacred dance, or Kintekaey. It is men- 
tioned in the public records of New York as early as 1709, when Alex- 
ander Grigg, of Ulster, petitioned for a grant of 600 acres of land in 
that county, on the west side of Hudson's river, Old Man's creek and 
Old Man's Hook, "together with six acres of meadow lying at a cer- 
tain place called ye Dance Chamber." N. Y. La ml Rapera, 91, 101, 117, 
11!', H'4. Of course, there were other localities which for the same rea- 
son were similarly designated. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 341 

purchase, or Lease, may apply to the Right Honourable 
the Earl of STERLING, at his Seat at Baskinridge, in New- 
Jersey, or to Gerard Bencker, at the said Earl's House, in 
New-York. 

Will be Lett, to cover Mares for the ensuing Season, at 
Connecticut Farms, in the Borough of Elizabeth, New- 
Jersey, within four Miles of the Town, by Jecamiah 
Smith, The 

HERO, 

BRED by John Holme, Esq; of Carlisle in Old Eng- 
land. The Hero was got by Young Sterling, his 
Dam by Slipby, which was own Brother to Saupt's Dam; 
his Grandam by Partner, his Great Grandam, by Old 
Hout-Boy, her great Grandam by Place's White Turk, 
her Dam by Dods worth, and out of a Lay ton Barb Mare. 
Young Sterling was got by Old Sterling, out of Match- 
ieu's Dam, Matchieu won the Whip at New-Market; his 
Pedigree is certified by the Breeder. Terms of Covering 
as follows; Five Pounds Proc. at the first Covering, the 
Mare to have the Benefit of the Season, for which Pur- 
pose I have provided Pasture for Mares at a distance, and 
will take proper Care of those that are sent to be covered, 
for Three Shillings Proc. per Week. Hero is Fifteen 
Hands and about an Half high, well shaped, and by good 
Judges, allowed to be the most compleat Horse they ever 
saw in America. 

JECAMIAH SMITH. 

TO be sold, a FARM, lying in Freehold, near the Old 
Scotch Meeting-House, containing about 300 Acres 
of Land; there was mowed last Summer from off the 
Half of the Meadow now cleared, sixty five Loads of 
Clover and Spear Grass; and about 100 Acres of good 
intervale more to be cleared; lays within five Miles of 



342 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Middletown Point; there is a very convenient Landing, 
a new Dwelling House, good Barn, Waggon House, a 
framed Corn Crib, two good large Barricks, Milk House, 
and Cooper's Shop, &c. it is extreamly well watered and 
timbered. Likewise one Lot, and new Dwelling House, 
at Mount Pleasant, convenient for a Tradesman. An- 
other Lot of two Acres at Burn Flye, upon the South 
River Road, convenient for a Tradesman. Any Person 
inclining to purchase any of the above-mentioned Lots, or 
Farm, may agree with Abraham Hendricks, of Imlay's 
Town, Trader, on reasonable Terms; or with John Hen- 
dricks, at Middletown Point, and an indisputable Title 
will be given by Abraham Hendricks. 

TO be let in Farms from 50 to 300 Acres, on very 
low Rent, a large Tract of fine Up-land and Mead- 
ow, nearly in the Center of the County of Sussex, in New- 
Jersey, and about Half a Mile from the Court House; 
wherein there is already upwards of 30 Families settled, 
and Room for as many more; and is known to be one of 
the best Places in that Province for raising Stock of all 
Sorts; and on Account of the great Number of People 
employed at the Iron Works in that Neighbourhood, 
there is generally as good a Market for Grain, and other 
Produce, as at New-York. For the Terms, and further 
Particulars, enquire of EPHRAIM DARBY, Esq; near the 
Premises, who is imp6wered to rent any Part thereof that 
may be wanted; or of WILLIAM KELLY, the Owner, in 
New- York. The New York Mercury, March 26, 1764. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop 
Charming Molly, B. Lunt, from Piscataway. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1112, March 29, 1764. 

Taken up adrift, on the Jersey Shore, the 2ist inst. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 343>* 

March, a Battoe, painted black. The Owner proving his 
Property, paying Charges, may have it again, by apply- 
ing to 

DAVID WHILEY, Flatman. 

LOST, on the 2ist Day of February last, between 
Douglas's Ferry, on Staten-Island, and Elizabeth Town- 
point, a Silver Watch, which shewed the Day of the 
Month, had a Stone Seal set in Silver, and in the Case the 
Picture of King William. Any Person that has found it, 
will please to send it to> the Printer hereof, or to Mr. Will- 
iam Lupton, Merchant, at Burling's Slip, New York, they 
shall be sufficiently rewarded. 

N. B. It is supposed to> have been seen the same Day 
with two Gentlemen travelling towards the Forks of Del- 
aware. 

York Goal, March 6, 1764. 

WAS committed to the Goal of this County, three 
young Men, on Suspicion of being Runaways, viz. Elijah 
Davis, born in West Jersey, and brought up in Cumber- 
land County, a Shoemaker by Trade, about 26 Years old, 
of a ruddy Complexion, about 5 Feet n Inches high, 
wears a light coloured lappeled Jacket, with Whitemetal 
Buttons, an under half worn red Flannel Ditto, Buckskin 
Breeches, blue Stockings, new Shoes and Pewter Buckles. 
John M' Peters, born in Kent County on Delaware. . . . 
Joseph Thomas, born in Philadelphia 

Their Master or Masters if any such there be, are de- 
sired to come and take them away, paying Charges, other- 
wise they will be sold in 30 Days from the Date hereof, 
for the same, by JACOB GRAYBILL, Goaler. 

RUN away from his Bail on Monday, the i3th of Feb- 
ruary last, a certain William Bowen, about 35 or 40 Years 



344 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

of Age, red faced, lost one of his Thumbs, and some of his 
Fore-teeth ; he is about 5 Feet 6 or 7 Inches high : Had 
on, when he went away, a light coloured napt Great Coat, 
a blue Body Coat, the rest of his Apparel not known ; he 
took with him two Horses, one large and black, the other 
the Colour not known; he has been seen in New Castle 
County. Whoever takes up said Runaway, and secures 
him in any of his Majesty's Goals, so that the Subscriber 
may have hinr again, shall have Five Pounds Reward, and 
reasonable Charges, paid by MICHAEL LEE, of Cumber- 
land County, New-Jersey. The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 1840, March 29, 1764. 

WHEREAS Mary, the Wife of Thomas Degrey, of 
New-German-Town, in the County of Hunter- 
don, in the Province of New-Jersey, has eloped from her 
lawful Bed and Board, without any Provocation; he 
therefore takes this Method, though much against his In- 
clination, he being apprehensive of her running him in 
Debt, to forewarn all Persons from crediting her on his 
Account, as he is determined to pay no Debts of her con- 
tracting from the Date hereof. 

New-German-Town, Dec. 20, 1763 

T. DEGREY. 

THE Managers of the New-Jersey College Lottery, 
being under a Necessity of postponing the Drawing 
of the said Lottery for one Month, on Account of the Re- 
missness of sundry Persons who have had Tickets to dis- 
pose of, and not yet made Returns. Do hereby give No- 
tice, that the Drawing will certainly commence on Tues- 
day the 7th of May, at Princetown. In the mean time, 
Gentlemen who may have Tickets still on Hand, are de- 
sired forthwith to return them to the Manager of whom 
received, and settle Accounts, that they may be enabled 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 345 

to pay off the fortunate Numbers immediately after draw- 
ing, which they may not else be sufficiently in Cash to do; 
otherwise those Persons will be looked upon as account- 
able themselves for the Value of the Tickets. There are 
a few Tickets in the Hands of the Managers to be dis- 
posed of: Those who are desirous of adventuring, will 
call without Delay, or lose the Opportunity. 

Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, March 20, 1764. 

RAN away from his Bail, one William Cooper, by 
Trade a Coach-Harness Maker and Trimmer, who 
some Time ago advertised himself as such in the New 
York Papers : He was born and served his Time in Lon- 
don, was about 32 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 8 Inches 
high, slim, Lanthorn jaw'd and Pockmark'd; is very apt 
to drink, and when drunk is much inclined to Singing: 
His Apparel was a light colour'd Great Coat, a light col- 
our'd old Ratteen Coat lappel'd, a striped Flannel double- 
breasted Jacket, blue Cloth Breeches, with white plain 
Metal Buttons, old brown cut Wig, half worn Hat cocked 
up. It is likely he may change his Cloths, and perhaps 
wear his own short brown Hair, with a thin sandy Beard. 
Whoever apprehends the said Cooper, and confines him in 
any Goal in America, or sends \Vord, so that he may be 
had again, shall have Five Pounds New York Money Re- 
ward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

JOSIAH WINANTS, and 
JONATHAN HAMPTON. 

All Masters of Vessels are forewarned from carrying 
him off at their Peril. The Neiv York Mercury, April 2, 
1764. 

NEW-YORK, April 2. 

Thursday Night Capt. Preston, in a Brig inward bound 
from Dominico, run ashore a few miles from Sandy- 



346 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764. 

Hook, and 'tis feared will not be got off again T lie- 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1113, April 5, 1764. 

To be Lett, on a Lease, for seven Years, 
A Very convenient and commodious Tan-yard, in the 
Town of Gloucester, which is very convenient for getting 
of Hides and Skins, being within 4 Miles of Philadelphia, 
situate on the River; and there is now a good Stock in 
the Yard to be sold. Also to be Lett with said Yard, a 
very good House, and a small Plantation; if the Person 
who takes the Yard should incline to take it, and if not, 
they are to be Lett separate. Likewise three Negroe Men 
to be Lett with the Yard, who understand the Business 
well. Any Person or Persons inclining to take the same, 
by applying within 4 or 5 Weeks may be informed of the 

Terms, by 

JOSEPH ELLIS. 

There is now confined in Salem Goal, a certain Daniel 
Murfey, who says he was a Servant to one Niel Gauleher, 
in Warwick, but bought his Time of his Master; he is a 
Lad about 20 Years of Age; and says he is a Taylor; he 
was committed on Suspicion of being a Runaway; his 
Master (if any he has) is desired to come and take him 
away, or if he is Free, those that are acquainted with, are 
requested to inform me of it, that he may be discharged 
by JOHN BUDD, Sheriff. 

Salem County, New Jersey 

RUN away on the 25th of March last, a Servant Man, 
named Michael Barratt, about 5 Feet 8 or 9 Inches high, 
about 27 Years of Age, and has been a Soldier, of a sandy 
Complexion, wears bushy curled Hair : Had on, when 
he went away, an old cocked up Hat, homespun Jacket of 
a lightish Colour, lined with a thick light coloured Home- 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 347 

spun, an under Jacket of flowered Flannel, a Holland 
Shirt ruffled at the Sleeves, a good Pair Leather Breeches, 
blueish grey Yarn Stockings; has with him a Pair of 
black Ditto, a Pair of strong half worn Shoes, with Pew- 
ter Buckles and Brass Anchors and Tongues. Whoever 
takes up and secures said Servant, so as the Subscriber 
may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by 

JOHN NICHOLSON. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1841, April 5, 
1764. 

Three Pounds Reward, 

Run-away from the Subscriber, in Trentown, a Servant 
Man named Peter Marsh, about 30 Years of Age, middle 
Size, something slender built, brown Eyes, wore his own 
short brown Hair: Had on and took with him, an old 
Felt Hat, a Half worn blue Broadcloth Coat, with short 
close Cuffs, long Waist, and short Skirts, blue Cloth 
Jacket, with Brass Buttons and red Lining; Oznabrigs 
Shirt, but probably may have other fine Shirts with him ; 
a Pair of black Knit Breeches, brown rib'd and grey Yarn 
Stockings, and may also have some black Worsted ones; 
half worn Shoes, with plain Brass Buckles in them. He 
is a pretty likely Fellow, has a few Pock Marks. in his 
Face; says he came from Lancashire in England, but last 
from Ireland, and arrived here last Fall. He is a remark- 
ably complaisant fair spoken Fellow; and been used to 
waiting on a Gentleman. Whoever takes him up and 
secures him, so that the Owner may get him again, shall 
have the above Reward, and all reasonable Charges paid, 
by RALPH NORTON. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels and others, are requested 
not to harbour, conceal, or carry him off at their Peril. 



348 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

New-Jersey, March 27, 1764 

To be sold at public Vendue, on Monday the 23d of 
April next, on the Premises, or at private Sale any Time 
before; 

THE Plantation lately belonging to Benjamin Ilslee, 
deceased, situate, lying and being in Raway, pleas- 
antly situate on the Country Road, adjoining to the Plan- 
tation of James Marshal, in said Raway, and within three 
quarters of a- Mile of Raway Landing, containing about 
130 Acres of Land, of which there is 25 Acres of good 
English Meadow, with about 30 Acres of Wood Land, a 
good House and Barn, a good Well at the Door, with a 
pleasant fresh River running through Part of said Plan- 
tation; a good bearing Orchard with about 330 Apple 
Trees, of the best Fruit, with a Variety of other Fruit 
Trees, such as Pears, Peaches, Plumbs, &c. Any Person 
inclining to purchase the same, may apply to the Sub- 
scriber, by whom a good Title will be given. 

JAMES MARSHALL 

N. B. If the above Place is not sold by the Day men- 
tioned, it will be let by said Marshall. 

Springfield, Borough of Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, 

March 26, 1764. 

Run-away about four Weeks ago, from the Subscriber, 
an Apprentice Boy named James Craze, about 17 Years 
of Age, a middling siz'd Lad, marked with the Small Pox, 
and wears his own straight black Hair : Had on when he 
went away, an old grey Watch-coat, blue Broadcloth 
Coat, short blue Jacket, a Pair of Leather Breeches, blue 
rib'd Stockings, and a Castor Hat. Whoever will take up 
and secure the said Apprentice, so that his Master may 
have him again, shall have 2os. Reward, paid by 

JAMES CAMPBELL. 



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N. B. All persons are forbid to entertain or trade with 
said Apprentice. Since he went away he has passed by 
several fictitious Names, but mostly by James Bagley. 

NEW-YORK, April 9 

[Saturday last] came up, Capt. Preston's Brig, men- 
tioned in our last to be ashore near Sandy-Hook. 

For COVERING 
The HORSE 

RAVEN 

KEPT by the subscriber at Woodbury, in Gloucester 
county, West New Jersey : A jett black horse, with a 
fine star and strip, and one white foot full three quarters 
blooded, wants half an inch of fifteen hands high, an ex- 
cellent trotter; a PISTOLE, a single leap, or FORTY SHIL- 
LINGS the season. The subscriber hath good keeping for 
mares. 

ABRAHAM CHATTIN. 
N. B. The said horse is to be sold. 

RUN away from the subscriber living in Deptford 
Township Gloucester County West New-Jersey, an Irish 
servant lad about fifteen years of age, named Richard 
Thetford about five feet four inches high, well set, fair 
complexion, marked a little with the small-pox, has been 
about five months in this Country : Had on when he went 
away a brown coat with side pockets and breeches of the 
same, a light coloured jacket, a pair of pale blue stock- 
ings darned on the knees, new shoes and brass buckles, 
ozenbrigs shirt : But as he took several cloaths with him 
it is uncertain which he will wear: Whoever takes up 
said servant and secures him in any goal so that his mas- 
ter may have him again shall have EIGHT DOLLARS reward, 
paid by me 

JOSHUA LORD. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
away, otherwise they must answer it at their peril. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1114, April 12, 1764. 

To BE SOLD, 

A likely Mulattoe Girl, about 15 Years of Age, has had 
the Small-pox and Measles, and is very healthy, fit for 
Town or Country Business. She can card or spin, under- 
stands a Dairy,' and has six Years to serve. For further 
Particulars, enquire of HENRY WOOD, living in Water- 
ford Township, Gloucester County, two Miles from Coop- 
er's Ferry. 

All Persons having any Demands against the Estate of 
Joseph King, late of the Township of Kingswood, and 
County of Hunterdon, New- Jersey, deceased are desired 
speedily to bring in their Accounts, that they may be ad- 
justed by the Subscribers; those indebted to the said Es- 
tate are desired to make speedy Payment to us, who are 
empowered to demand the same. JOSEPH KING, MANS- 
FIELD HUNT, Executors. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward 

RUN away on the 26th of March last, from the Sub- 
scriber, at Great Egg Harbour, a ; Spanish Indian Servant 
Man, named James Donbar, about 5 Feet 3 or 4 Inches 
high, his Hair tied behind : Had on, when he went away, 
a. blue Jacket, lined with red, a Check Flannel Shirt, old 
Leather Breeches, and blue Stockings; there are a blue 
Great Coat, and an Indian Blanket missing, arid it is 
thought he will make towards the Forks of Delaware. 
Whoever takes up and secures said Runaway in any Goal, 



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so as his Master may have him again, shall have the above 
Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

RICHARD WESCOT 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1842, April 12, 
1764. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop 
Friendship, R. Saunders, from Amboy. 

Cleared. Schooner Dove, N. Bartlet, to Salem. 
Schooner Elizabeth, J. Trautvetter, to Salem. Sloop Ab- 
igail, E. Needham to Ditto. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1115, April 19, 1764. 

WAS put on board of a Trenton Shallop, a considerable 
Time ago, at Philadelphia, and brought up to Trenton, by 
Asher Carter, a Quantity of new Pewter. Any Person 
proving their Property, and paying Charges, may have it 
again, by applying to NATHANIEL PARKER, at Trenton 
Perry. 

To be sold, by Way of public Vendue, on Tuesday, the 
Pirst Day of May next, at the House of Zachariah Rozell, 
Innholder, at Mountholly, the Iron-works, commonly 
called and known by the Name of the Mountholly Iron- 
works, consisting of one Finery, with three Fire-places, 
and three Pair of Bellows, and all the other Apparatus for 
carrying on the Works; also a Chasery, with one Fire- 
place, and one pair of Bellows, for the Conveniency of the 
Hammer-man, where he meets with no Interruption from 
the Finers; a commodious Coal-house, with about 500 
Tons of Bog Ore on the Bank, several commodious 
Houses to accommodate the Workmen; also 360 Acres 
of Land, six Acres of which are cleared and drained 
Meadow, and fifteen Acres more may be made; a genteel 
Dwelling-house, with a handsome Garden, and other 



352 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Conveniences, pleasantly situated for the Owner or Over- 
seer. Part of the Land may be sold distinctly from the 
Works, or the whole together, as may best suit the Pur- 
chaser; if separate, it will be laid out in Lots. There is 
Plenty of Wood contiguous to the Works. 

PETER BARD. 1 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1843, April 19, 
1764. 

New-York, April 23. We hear from Elizabeth-Town, 
that on Monday last, Alderman Stites of that place, a gen- 
tleman generally esteem'd, being about to straighten a 
road, of which he was overseer, by the removal of a fence, 
belonging to one Sears, which was an encroachment upon 
it Sears having before heard of his design, declared if 
he attempted it he would shoot him, and accordingly load- 
ed his gun with powder and shot. When Mr. Stites, with 
his labourers on the high way, approach'd the fence, he 
saw Sears with his gun, ask'd him where he was going 
with it. He replied, "I'll tell you, damn ye", and imme- 
diately fired at him, lodging the shot in his side and belly. 
Sears was, after some resistance secured and sent to goal. 
It is though Mr. Stites cannot recover, though it is not 
certain whether the shot have penetrated his bowels, sev- 
eral have been extracted, but he had a high fever, and was 
in exquisite pain, though still alive on Wednesday morn- 
ing last. 

Pursuant to a Law of the Colony of New- York, to lay 
a Duty of Tonnage on Vessels, for defraying the Ex- 
penses of the 

Light-House, on Sandy-Hook; 
It is enacted, "That every Master or Commander of 

iSon of Peter Bard, a notice of whom is given in N. J. Archives, 
XII., 667, note. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 353 

any Vessel, subject to the aforesaid Duty of Tonnage, 
who shall not, within forty eight Hours after his Arrival 
in the Port of New- York, make Report to the Clerk of the 
Master and Wardens of the Port of New-York, aforesaid, 
of his Arrival, and the Burthen of his Vessel, shall forfeit 
and pay for every such Neglect and Omission the sum of 

TEN POUNDS". 

I do hereby notify whom it may concern, that from and 
after the first Day of May next ensuing, all Masters and 
Commanders of Vessels, do make Report within the Time 
limited, at my Office, where Attendance will be given dur- 
ing Custom-House Hours. 

New- York, 2ist April 1764. 

JOSIAH SMITH, Clerk 

To be Sold, 

A Plantation at Freehold, in Monmouth County, and 
/y Province of New-Jersey, containing upwards of 
200 Acres, 10 Acres of which is Meadow, and 40 more 
may easily be made, 80 Acres are well cleared, well 
watered, with a running Brook at each End, and is well 
fenced. There is a tolerable good House on the Prem- 
ises, an excellent Barn, a good Orchard of 100 Trees, and 
many other Conveniences. Whoever inclines to purchase 
the same may apply to Cornelius Van Derhoff, living on 
the Premises, who will agree for the same on reasonable 
Terms. 

To be disposed of, very reasonably, 

A New, light, and very genteel Post Chariot, es- 
teemed by good Judges who have viewed it, equal 
to any imported from England. Enquire of M. William- 
son, at Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey. 

23 



354 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

TO be sold, or leased for years, several lots of land, 
by John Scott, of Morris Town, in Morris County, 
.and province of New-Jersey, the farm whereon he lately 
lived; the same is largely stored with all sorts of good 
fruit, such as peaches, English and common Cherries, &c. 
will yield 50 loads of English hay, and pasture as many 
head of cattle, and produce coarse hay for wintering the 
same; also, a good new dwelling-House, 42 by 27, having 
-a cellar under the whole house, 4 rooms and an entry on 
a floor, 7 fire places, a good barn, stable, &c. and 29 acres 
of land, in good fence. Also, 50 acres of wood land, all 
in Morris Town, and in the best situation for any publick 
business. Likewise, 210 acres of land on the crossroads 
on Schuyler's mountains, 20 miles from Morris Town, fit 
for tillage, and a good situation for a tavern or store, 
being about 80 rods from where Nippsey Drake kept tav- 
ern. Also, 1000 acres on the northwest side of Pawling's 
Cillor/or Creek, 2 miles from Gasper Shavours, and 4 
from Sussex court house, Also, several small lots of land 
in Amwell Town, in Hunterdon county; as well as sev- 
eral tracts of land formerly John Budd's, deceased, lying 
in Burlington, Gloster, Salem and Cumberland counties, 
New-Jersey. Whoever has a mind to buy or lease any 
of said lands, may apply to said Scott, at Morris Town, 
who will treat with them on reasonable terms, and will 
give good leases on indisputable titles for the same. There 
are several other farms, the leases whereof expire in the 
spring. The New York Mercury, April 23, 1764. 

NEW-YORK, April 23. 

Yesterday sailed from Sandy-Hook, the Venus Trans- 
port, for England, and the Sardine Sloop of War for 
Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1116, 
April 26, 1764. 

i Kil, the Dutch for a stream, channel or river. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 355 

Philadelphia, April 23, 1764. 

Whereas public Notice was given in the Gazette of last 
Week, That the Mount-holly Iron-works would be ex- 
posed to Sale by public Vendue, on the First Day of May 
next, We the Subscribers, being Assignees in Trust to the 
Estate of James Child, do think it our Duty to inform 
the Public, that we are possessed of a Mortgage on the 
said Estate, by which we claim 470 1, and in Consequence 
of this Right, did some time since order a Writ of Eject- 
ment against the Tenant in Possession; which Writ, we 
are informed, has been since issued and served, so that 
the Cause is now in Court. 

SAMUEL NEAVE, JEREMIAH WARDER, FRANCIS 
RICHARDSON. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN away last Night, from the Subscriber, living in 
Burlington County, New-Jersey, an Irish Servant Man, 
named Bernard - , about five Feet two Inches 

high, well built, has dark Hair, well cloathed with a Snuff 
and light coloured Broadcloth Coat, Cotton Velvet Jacket, 
a white homespun and a red Ditto, and sundry coarse 
Ozenbrigs Shirts, Trowsers and other Things missing, 
supposed to be taken. He is about 19 Years of Age. 
Whoever secures said Servant in any Goal, so that his 
Master may have him again, shall have the above Reward 
and reasonable Charges, paid by 

WILLIAM FOSTER 

Fourth Month, 23, 1764. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1844, April 26, 
1764. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living at the Falls of 
Schuylkill, a Negroe Woman, named Betty; it is uncer- 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

tain what Dress she will appear in, as she had different 
Sorts of Clothes with her. She has a Husband at Mr. 
Bard's Iron-works in Mount-holly, and it is thought she 
keeps thereabouts. Whoever takes up and secures said 
Negroe in the Workhouse at Philadelphia, shall have 
Thirty Shillings Reward, paid by 

JANE BLACKWOOD 

N. B. All Persons are forbid to harbour her at their 
Peril. 

RUN away, the I5th of this instant April, from the 
Subscriber, living in Evesham Township, Burlington 
County, an Irish Servant Man, named John Smith, alias 
Philip Kentling, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, a middle 
aged, thin faced Man, of a brown Complexion, and wears 
his own Hair : Had on, when he went away, an old Felt 
Hat, striped Jacket, with Sleeves, pieced with another 
Sort, a yellow Thickset W T aistcoat, a Shirt, and Petticoat 
Trowsers of Ozenbrigs, and old Shoes. Whoever takes 
up and secures said Servant, so that his Master may have 
him again, shall have Three Pounds Reward, and reason- 
able Charges, paid by 

ANDREW BOZORTH 

N. B. Said Servant was brought out of Burlington 
Goal about ten Days ago. The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 1844, April 26, 1764. 

Neiv-York, April 30. We hear from Elizabeth-Town, 
that Alderman Stites was still alive Wednesday Morning 
last, many Shot had been extracted, and there were some 
Hopes of his Recovery. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 357 

Morris Town, April 19, 1764. 
FIFTY POUNDS Reward. 

WHEREAS my House in Morris Town, was broke 
open on Monday Night the second Instant, the 
Lock broke off my Desk, and my Pocket Book taken out, 
with about 27 in Cash, and several Writings of the 
greatest Consequence to me : Particularly some Receipts, 
one of which was from John Tuttle to me, for . 200 York 
Currency; and as a certain Person was heard to say (that 
Morning before this Theft was made) that the above 
Receipt would never be seen again, I have the greatest 
Reason to suspect this infamous Robbery has been com- 
mitted on Account of the aforesaid Receipt, with a vil- 
lainous design to defraud me of the Money depending on 
said Receipt, together with my Character: Therefore 
whoever will discover the audacious Perpetrator of this 
horrid Crime, shall receive on Conviction, the above Re- 
ward, from 

DAVID GOULD. 

The New York Mercury, April 30, 1764. 

Lost on the I7th of April last, between Burlington and 
Crosswicks, on the York Road, a green Pocket-Book, tied 
with green Ferrit, containing the following Bills of 
Paper Money, viz. 2 of Five Pounds each, 2 of Fifty Shil- 
lings each, and I of Fifteen Shillings, all Pennsylvania 
Currency, and Three or Four Shillings in small Bills, the 
whole amounting to Fifteen Pounds Eighteen or Nine- 
teen Shillings; as also a Bond from John Craig to John 
Pollock, for Twenty-eight Pounds, payable the first of 
August last, with a receipt on the Back of the said Bond 
for Six Pounds, dated some Time last Fall, and sundry 
other Papers, in the said Pocket-Book, of no Service to 
any but the Owner. Whoever has found the same and 



358 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

will return the Money, Boqk and Papers, to John Law- 
rence, Esq ; in Burlington, or to the Printers hereof, shall 
have a Reward of Five Pounds. 

RUN away, on the 26th of April last, from the Sub- 
scriber, living in Gloucester County, New-Jersey, an Irish 
Servant Man, named Patrick Breastland, between 18 and 
19 Years of Age, (as he says) is pitted pretty much with 
the Small [pox], has black Hair, and supposed to be about 
5 Feet 7 Inches high, slim in stature : Had on, when he 
went away, a Snuff-coloured Cloth Coat, with a Cape, 
which he may take off, one of the Sleeves having been 
torn behind from the Back, is sewed up again with white 
Thread, it has Buttons at the Pockets, the Tops of which, 
as well as those before, are mostly off; an under Waist- 
coat, without Sleeves, patched on both Sides before; 
Breeches much worn, and patched in the same Manner; 
blue grey yarn Stockings, and Shoes, with Buckles in 
them. .It is thought he has a Falling-Axe with him, but 
not certainly known. Any Person securing said Servant, 
so as his Master may have him again, shall have Forty 
Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

JAMES COOPER. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1845, May 3, 
1764. 

By Virtue of a Writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
Sale, by public Vendue, between the Hours of 12 and 5 
o'Clock in the Afternoon, on the 2ist Day of May inst, 
at the Court House, in the County of Cumberland, West 
New-Jersey, a Tract of Salt Marsh, situated in the Town- 
ship of Fairfield, in the County aforesaid, bounding on the 
Bay of Delaware, between the Mouth of Broad Oyster 
Creek and Dividing Creek, containing, by Estimation 
3200 Acres, in which is contained a valuable Sand Beach; 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 359 

it being late the property of Samuel Cotton, deceased, and 
taken in Execution by 

HOWELL POWELL, Sheriff. 

N. B. The Writings are in the hands of Mr. William 
Shute, in Front-street, Philadelphia, where any Person 
inclining to purchase, may be acquainted with the Title. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1845, May 3, 1764. 

New-York, May 7. On Monday last the whole Body 
of New-Jersey Provincials, raised for the present Expe- 
ditions against the Indians arrived here on board several 
Vessels, and the same Day sailed for Albany. 

Our last authenticated Intelligence from Albany, dated 
April 23d, will, we hope, be very pleasing to all our Read- 
ers. 

Two Days ago, Capt. Montour arrived with some of 
his Party at Johnson-Hall, and brought the Scalp, &c. 
taken some Time since. The Indian scalped, was a Head 
Warrior, Nephew to the Squash-Cutter, Chief of all the 
Delawares. Capt. Montour brought with him likewise, a 
lad named Emanuel Stover, of Rariton, New-Jersey, 
taken last Year at Wioming, with 6 others, by the Dela- 
wares ; and a Delaware who went to Johnson-Hall, on the 
2oth Instant, under some specious Pretence, was on Dis- 
covery of his Villainies, apprehended. 

THE Managers of the New-Jersey College Lottery 
beg Leave to acquaint the Publick, that the Num- 
bers are now putting into the Boxes, and that they intend! 
to begin the Drawing the 8th Instant. 

STRAYED, or stolen, from the Subscriber, living in 
Amboy, about the 2Oth of April, a large bay Horse, 
5 Years old, about 15 Hands high, paces, trots and gal- 



360 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

lops; also, a sorrel Horse 7 Years old, a natural pacer, 
with a large Main and Tail, is about 14 Hands and a half 
high; if strayed, they are supposed to be gone towards 
New- York, as they were bred that Way. Whoever takes 
up said Horses, and brings them to the Subscriber, at Am- 
boy, shall have 2os. Reward for each, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by me 

STEPHEN SKINNER. 

On Thursday the 7th of June next will be sold at pub- 
lick Vendue, on the Premises, An excellent FARM, 

KNOWN by the Name of Namuck, in Morris County, 
and Province of New- Jersey; containing, some- 
thing more than 200 Acres of choice Land, with two good 
Houses, a large Barn, a Cyder Mill, with two good Or- 
chards, that commonly yields 150 Barrels of Cyder, a 
Year. Also, a choice Piece of Meadow, whereon may be 
yearly cut 50 Loads of English Hay, and considerable 
more may be easily added to it; the whole is exceeding 
well timbered, and its Situation is so convenient, that only 
one Panel of Fence incloses the whole, the Rest being sur- 
rounded by a Brook. Any Person inclining to purchase 
before the Sale, may apply to Isaac Searing, living on the 
Premises. The New York Mercury, May 7, 1764. 

We hear a LOTTERY for the Benefit of New- Jersey Col- 
lege, is now drawing at Prince-Town. 

THE Circuit Courts by order of the Judges of New 
Jersey, will be held. At Cape May, on Wednesday the 
1 6th day of May: at Cumberland, on Monday the 2ist 
of said Month; at Salem, on the 24th of ditto; and at 
Gloucester, on the 28th of ditto; of which the Sheriffs of 
these Counties and all others concerned are to take notice 
and govern themselves accordingly. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 361 

To be Sold. 

At publick vendue at the London Coffee-house, on Mon- 
day, the 4th of June next at 7 o'clock in the Evening. 
A Lot of ground containing one acre and a half, situate 
on Delaware river on the Jersey side, about one mile be- 
low the ferry at Trenton, subject to a ground rent of six 
pound per annum to be paid yearly, and a Lease o>f 10 
years from Jan. ist 1763 to Moore Furman and in his 
possession, the purchaser has a privilege of building a 
house on it in the mean time; there is on it a store house 
and wharff where shallops can conveniently load and un- 
load, the improvements at the expiration of the lease to 
be valued by three indifferent persons and paid for by the 
purchaser, lately the property of Robert L. Hooper, junr. 
and now sold by the assignees, the title is indisputable. 

Edward Kerney, 

Gilbert Barkley, 

, AW 11 r Assignees. 

Thomas Wallace, 

John Wikoff. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1118, May 10, 
1764. 

Mount-Holly, May 2, 1764. 

WHEREAS an Advertisement was published in the last 
Pennsylvania Gazette, by the Assignees of James Child, 
in Opposition to the Sale of Mount-Holly Iron works, this 
is to give public Notice, that the Tenant in Possession, 
conceiving that James Child has no equitable Right to the 
Monies said to be due on the Mortgage, and of Conse- 
quence none to the Land, he is determined to contend the 
Matter. In the mean time, to satisfy the Scruples of the 
Purchaser, the Subscriber will consent, that the whole 
Monies pretended to be due upon the Mortgage, shall be 
retained by the Purchaser, and if the final Decision of the 



362 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1704. 

Suit shall be in Favour of the Mortgagee, then the Pur- 
chaser shall be discharged by Receipt upon Payment of 
the Money in his Hands to the Mortgagee, or his Assigns; 
otherwise the money reserved, to be paid to the Sub- 
scriber. Good Security shall be given for the Perform- 
ance of the above Articles, to indemnify the Purchaser. 

To be sold by public Vendue, on Saturday, the iQth of 
this instant May, the abovesaid Mount-Holly Iron-works, 
with all the Apparatus thereunto belonging, Houses, 
Lands &c, as mentioned in a former Advertisement, and 
which was adjourned, in order to obviate the Difficulty 
raised by said Advertisement. 

PETER BARD 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1846, May 10, 
1764. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Evesham, in 
Burlington County, New Jersey, on Sunday, the 6th In- 
stant, an Irish Servant Man, named Alexander M'Don- 
naugh (or M'Donnell), about 24 Years of Age, about 
five Feet seven Inches high, slim built, thin Face, down 
Look, subject to Drink, wears his own dark Hair, a little 
curled, with a sandy Beard : Had on and took with him, 
a half worn Felt Hat, bluish coloured Broadcloth Coat, a 
scarlet Ditto Jacket, both half worn, old Buckskin 
Breeches, two Pair of Yarn Stockings, one Pair ribbed, 
the other plain; old fine Shirt, an Ozenbrigs Ditto, and 
old Shoes, with carved Metal Buckles; he came into the 
Country last Fall, and is supposed to be gone towards 
Lancaster, as he has a Brother in that Part of Pennsyl- 
vania. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, in 
any Goal, so that his Master may have him again, shall 
have Five Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

ABRAHAM MATLACK. 



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N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry him 
off. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1846, May 10, 1764. 

DESERTED from the New- York Troops, commanded 
by Major William W. Hogan, Esq; at Schenectady. 
Of Capt. Richard Rea's Company, Abraham Suthard, 
aged 30 years, 5 Feet 10 Inches high, born in New- Jersey, 

dark short Hair Of Capt. Dawson's Company, 

.... Roger Giddons, born in New- Jersey, 5 Feet 8 

Inches high, light coloured Hair, blue Eyes 

Of Capt. White's Company, .... Oliver Westover, 
by Trade a Blacksmith, born in New-Jersey, 5 Feet 9 
Inches high, fair Complexion, short black Hair, round 

Visage, brown Eyes All the above Deserters 

had on when they went away, their Regimentals. Any 
Person taking up any of them, and secures them in any 
of his Majesty's Goals, shall receive from the command- 
ing Officer of the New- York Troops, Forty Shillings Re- 
ward 



RuN-away, on the 22d of April last, from Samuel 
Cock, of the Township of Mansfield Wood-House, 
Sussex-County, and Province of West- Jersey, a Negro 
Man, by Name, HARRY, or Traso, about 5 Feet 10 Inches 
high, of a very black Complexion, understands playing on 
a Fiddle, brought up in this Country, about 25 or 26 
Years old, a likely Fellow : Had on when he went away, 
a blue Kersey Coat, with a Cape, and old brown Jacket, 
without Sleeves, an old Pair of Trowsers, a Pair of blue 
Breeches, made of Everlasting, and an old Felt Hat. 
Whoever takes up and secures said Fellow, so that his 
Master may have him again, shall receive as a Reward, 
Two Dollars, if taken in the Province of New-Jersey, and 
Three, if in any other Province, and all reasonable 



364 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Charges, paid by Samuel Cock, of the Township afore- 
said ; or Teunis Post, in Somerset County. 

To be sold, at publick Vendue, on Tuesday the 22d Day 
of May Instant, 

THE Dwelling-House and Lot where Samuel Hetfield 
now lives; containing, about 15 Acres of Upland 
and Meadow; it is a very commodious Tract, very well 
watered, by a" Brook running through the Middle of it; 
there is on it, a good new Barn, and about 100 bearing 
Apple Trees; the said Land is all in good Fence. The 
Vendue to begin at two o' Clock in the Afternoon, when 
the Conditions will be made known, by 

JOSIAH WYNANTS, and, 
EDWARD THOMAS. 
Elizabeth-Town, May 4. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 

On Wednesday the 23d Day of May Inst. to the highest 
Bidder, and will continue from Day to Day, until the fol- 
lowing Houshold Furniture is sold, viz. 

FEATHER Beds and Bedding, Looking-glasses, an 
Eight Day Clock, Tables, Desks, Chest of Drawers, 
Chairs and Kitchen Furniture, with a Multiplicity of oth- 
er Things, too tedious to be here enumerated. Likewise, 
to be sold, on the Premises, on Tuesday the 29th of the 
same Month, between the Hours of 12 and 5 o' Clock, that 
commodious and most agreeably situated House, which is 
long known to be an elegant and well-accustomed Tavern, 
with the Lot of Land thereunto belonging, situated in 
Trenton, and is on the Corner, 67 Feet on Queen-Street, 
and 174 Feet Front on Market Street, adjoining the 
Lands of William Morris, Esq; William Clayton, Esq; 
James Smith, and Robert Singer; containing, Half an 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 36$ 

Acre, more or less; the House is built of Brick, 35 by 35 
Feet Square, two Stories high, with 4 Rooms on the Low- 
er Floor, and a spacious Entry through it; there is three 
Rooms on the second Story, one of which is a genteel As- 
sembly Room, with a Door that opens into a fine Balcony, 
fronting Queen-Street, good Lodging Rooms in the third 
Story, or Garret, neatly finished, convenient Fire Places 
in the House, and excellent Cellars underneath the same; 
also, a large Brick Kitchen, two Stories high, 21 Feet 
Front on Queen-Street, and 41 Feet back, in which is a 
Wash-House, with good Lodging Rooms in the second 
Story and Garret; the Whole compleatly finished; large 
Stables fronting the Street; with Cow-Houses, Hen- 
Houses and Pidgeon-Hotises ; a good Well in the Yard, 
a good Garden, and every Conveniency in good Repair; 
late the Property, and now in Possession of Robert Ruth- 
erford, 1 seized and taken in Execution, at the Suit of Reed 
and Petit, and others, and to be sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

N. B. The Buyer of the above-mentioned House, will 
have 6 Months Credit given him for the Payment of the 
Purchase Money, on giving Security for the same, if re- 
quired. 

PUBLICK Notice is hereby given, that John Graham, 
who formerly kept the Sign of the Duke of York, 
at White-Hall, in New- York, now keeps the Sign of the 
Marquis of Granby, in Elizabeth-Town, in the most pub- 
lick Part of the Town, and the most noted Tavern z for 
these many Years past, formerly kept by Mrs. Chetwood, 
but lately by Mr. John Joline. All Gentlemen Travellers, 
or others, who will be so kind as to favour him with their 

*For a sketch of Robert Rutherford, see N. J. Archives, XX., p. 168. 
2 Formerly known as the "Nag's Head." 



366 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Custom, may depend upon being used well; he is well 
provided with Pasture and Stabling. 
Elizabeth-Town, May 9, 1764. 

JOHN GRAHAM 

New York Mercury, May 14, 1764. 

Custom House, New York, Cleared Out. Dolphin, 
Titus Bennett, to Piscataway. 

To be Sold, 

By the subscriber, living on the premises, A Plantation, 
containing about 200 acres, situate in the township of 
Deptford in Gloucester County, west New-Jersey, about 
8 miles from the city of Philadelphia, 5 from Gloucester 
and 2 from a little village called Woodbury, about I mile 
from Delaware river with a fine prospect thereof; there 
is on it a good 2 story brick house with three rooms on a 
floor, a kitchen at the end of it, a well of good water be- 
fore the door, a good barn and stables, a good bearing 
orchard, with near a 100 acres of the best of meadow and 
meado\v ground lying on Woodbury creek, which is stopt 
out at the mouth, there is an Act of assembly to protect 
and maintain the dam and banks equally, according to the 
quantity of meadow on said creek and branch, the said 
plantation is under good fence, the meadows well divided 
with cedar rails, for further particulars enquire of 

ABRAHAM CHATTIN. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1119, May 17, 
1764. 

Monmouth, New- Jersey, April 2, 1764 

By Virtue of a Writ -of Fieri Facias to me directed, 

against the Goods, Chattels, Lands and Tenements of 

John Tunison, I have seized and taken a certain Tract of 

Land, containing 240 Acres, lying and being in the Town- 



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ship of Middletown, near the High Lands of Neversinks, 
whereon is a good Dwelling-house, Barn &c, with two 
bearing Orchards on the same, being pleasantly situated 
on Shrewsbury River, within about two Miles of Black 
Point, with Fishing, Fowling, Oystering &c, within 80 
Yards of the Door, where Boats daily pass and re-pass to 
-and from New-York. The Land good for Wheat, Rye 
.and Indian Corn; which Tract of Land is to be sold by 
Way of publick Vendue, on Monday, the Fourth of June 
next, on the Premises aforesaid, between the Hours of 12 
and 5 o' Clock in the Afternoon, by me 

JOHN TAYLOR, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1847, May 17, 
1764. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 
On Thursday the 7th of June next, on the Premises ; 

THE Plantation, at New-Bridge, South River, in the 
Possession of John Lurton, Whoever inclines to 
purchase the same before the Day of Sale, may apply to 
Christopher Billop, Esq; at Staten-Island. Bonds with 
good Security will be taken in Payment. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 
On Thursday the I4th Day of June next, on the Premises; 

ALL the Lands late the Property of John Denniston, 
of the County of Middlesex, and Province of New- 
Jersey, deceased; containing Nine Hundred Acres, but 
may be divided into four Lots, if it will suit the Purchas- 
ers; one has a good Frame House, and Well at the Door; 
upwards of sixty Acres cleared, and in good Fence, the 
Half good Meadow ; Another with a large Frame House, 
a Dutch Barn, two good Orchards, a large Quantity of 
Plough and Meadow Ground, clear'd, and in good Fence : 
The other Lot has on it, a House, and some Land cleared, 



368 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

with a new Saw Mill, a good Stream, and Timber in 
Abundance: Another Lot with 30 or 40 Acres, clear'd 
and in good Fence, all which Lands are well timber'd, 
with Hickery and Oak, suitable to supply Brunswick or 
York Markets, as it lies convenient for the same, within 
7 Miles of New-Brunswick, upon George's Road; to- 
gether with sundry Cattle and Horses. The Conditions 
of Sale, will be made known at the Day of Sale, and At- 
tendance given^by 

ARTHUR DENNISTON ) _ 

Executors, 



ANDREW Me. DOWEL 
The New York Mercury, May 21, 1764. 

RuN-away on the I5th instant, from Judah Clemans, 
living near Hattonfield, West New-Jersey : A Dutch ser- 
vant lad named Jacob Fizeler, about sixteen years old, 
about five foot high, fair complexion: had on when he 
went away, a felt hat with a striped lining, and a light 
coloured jacket with a striped lining, old narrow trowsers, 
a sore leg, no stockings on, and old shoes tied with 
strings. Whosoever takes up the said servant and brings 
him to his master, shall have TWENTY FIVE SHILLINGS re- 
ward, and reasonable charges paid by 

UDAH CLEMANS. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1120, May 24, 
1764. 

MADE his Escape from on board Richard Townshend's 
Shallop, in the Night between the i6th and i7th instant 
May, an Irish Servant Man, named Christopher Burns, 
about 1 8 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, of a 
pretty fair Complexion, smooth Face, and speaks pretty 
good English: Had on an old Cloth coloured Coat, 
Check Shirt, Leather Breeches, half-worn Shoes and 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 369 

Stockings, and an old Hat. He is just arrived from Ire- 
land, being- purchased from on board the last Vessel from 
thence. Whoever takes up and secures him, so that his 
Master may have him again, shall have Thirty Shillings 
Reward and reasonable Charges, paid by AARON LEAM- 
ING, at Cape May, or by ROBERT BOYD, Hatter, in Front- 
street, Philadelphia. 

ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of Robert Patter- 
son, deceased, late of Pilesgrove, West-New-Jersey,, 
Shopkeeper, are desired to make immediate Payment to 
the Subscriber, otherwise the Law will be put in Force 
against them. All Persons that have any Demands 
against said Estate, are desired to bring in their Accounts,, 
to be adjusted and paid by 

Magdalen Patterson, Administratrix. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1848, May 24,. 
1764. 

RuN-away from the Subscriber, living at Bound- 
Brook, Somerset County, East-New-Jersey, on 
Wednesday Night, the 8th of May Inst. a lusty Negro 
Fellow, named Fortune: Had on when he went off, a 
coarse red Frieze Jacket, with a crimson colour' d Shag 
Jacket under it, a Pair of Buckskin Breeches, a new Felt 
Hat, Stockings without Feet, and no Shoes. Any Person 
taking up and securing said Negro, so that his Master 
may have him again, shall have Four Dollars Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by, 

FRANCIS BAIRD. 

To be Sold, 

A Plantation, at Middletown, County of Monmouth, 
and Province of East New-Jersey, containing be- 
tween two and 300 Acres of Land, with a very good 



37O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Dwelling-House, with three Fire Places, one of which not 
quite finished; also, a very good Dutch Barn, with an ex- 
ceeding good Orchard, well filled with most Sorts of Fruit 
Trees : The Place is well watered, with Brooks, and liv- 
ing Springs, and about 160 Acres cleared and fit for till- 
ing; there is 7 Acres of good Meadow, and 20 Acres 
more may be easily made, of the very best Sort : The 
whole lies about three Miles from the public Landing, 
where may 'be had, all Sorts of Fish, Oysters and Clams, 
and great Plenty of Wild Fowl. There is 20 Acres of the 
Land sowed with Winter Grain. Whoever inclines to 
purchase the same may apply to Cornelius Swart, in Free- 
hold, who will give a good Title, and agree for the same 
on reasonable Terms. The New York Mercury, May 28, 
1764. 

Princeton, May 24. 

THE publick having been informed, some time past, of 
a purpose to set up an English School at Princeton, as an 
appendage to the College, and under the general inspec- 
tion of the president; in which it was proposed, that 
youth should be taught the English language grammati- 
cally, to read with propriety, and pronounce with the 
graces of utterance and action; also, to write a genteel 
hand, arithmetic, and the practical branches of the math- 
ematics, &c. This is to notify all whom it may concern, 
that said school is now opened by Mr. Joseph Periam, a 
son of this college, who is well qualified for teaching all 
the particulars aforementioned, and will carefully attend 
to the morals as well as instruction of the youth. 

MADE his escape from the subscriber, high sheriff of 
Kent county on Delaware, the 24th of April last, a cer- 
tain Benjamin Arrowsmith, taken by a Cassa/he is about 

iCa. sa., 1. e., capias satisfaciendum. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3?I 

five feet ten inches high, slender withal : Had on when he 
made his escape, a suit of green cloth : His usual place 
of abode is supposed to be in the Jerseys. Whosoever 
takes up the said Benjamin Arrowsmith, and delivers him 
to the said subscriber, shall have the Reward of THIRTEEN 
POUNDS, TEN SHILLINGS currant lawful money of this 
government, paid by 

THOMAS COLLINS, Sheriff. 

-The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1121, May 31, 
1764. 

Cumberland County, West New- Jersey, May 28, 1764. 

LAST Week was committed to the Goal of this County, 
two Negroe Men; the one by the Name of Amos, about 
30 Years old, 5 Feet 5 Inches high, who says he was born 
in Guiney, and is now the Property of Colonel Hopper, of 
Queen Ann's County, in Maryland; the other calls him- 
self Daniel Rogers, says he is a free Negroe, and that he 
came from Cambridge, in Dorset County; but as he hath 
no proper Credentials, and his Companion declares him to 
be a Slave, these are to desire their Masters to' fetch them 
away, and pay Cost. 

HOWELL POWELL, Sheriff. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Upper Free- 
hold, Monmouth County, .West-New-Jersey, on the 2ist 
of this inst. May, two Negroe Men, one named Toby, a 
well-set Fellow, about 21 or 22 Years of Age, 5 Feet 5 or 
6 Inches high, of a pleasant Countenance for a Negroe, 
shews his Teeth frequently, which are very white, is 
square built, with bow Legs, all the Toes on one Foot are 
short as they have been froze, the Toe next to his great 
Toe on the other Foot lies over his great Toe, his Coat is 
redish brown, of bought Cloth, with a green Thick-set 
Lining, a new Ozenbrigs Shirt, a pretty good Felt Hat; 



37 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

had on Leather Breeches, much worn, which he may 
change; he can play upon the Violin, but not extraordi- 
nary well. The other is named Abraham, belonged once 
to Mr. Emlen in Philadelphia, to Joseph Staniard, and to 
John Cox of Upper Freehold aforesaid ; he can write and 
read, understands Plantation Business; he is older than 
the other, and about 5 Feet 9 or 10 Inches high, well built; 
it is likely he will forge a Pass, and pretend to want a new 
Master for himself and the other. Whoever secures said 
Negroes in any Goal, or either of them, so as their Mas- 
ters may have them again, or brings them home, shall 
have Twenty Shillings Reward for each, with reasonable 
Charges, paid by JOSEPH GROVER and JOSEPH COWARD. 

STRAYED or stolen from the Subscriber, living in Mans- 
field Township, Burlington County, and Province of 
West-New-Jersey, about the nth Day of March last, a 
sorrel Horse, with a small white Spot between his Nos- 
trils, both his hind Feet white, one of them hath been sore 
at the Footlock Joint, and is biger than the other, and has 
long Hair on it; he is 4 Years old this Spring, a natural 
Pacer, about 14 Hands high. Whoever takes up said 
Horse, and secures him, so as the Owner may have him 
again, shall have Three Pounds Rewards, and reasonable 
Charges; but if stolen, and the Thie is taken up and se- 
cured, so that he may be brought to Justice, Five Pounds, 
paid by 

JOB HARVEY. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1849, Ma\> 31, 
1764. 

New-York, June 4. We hear that on Wednesday last 
an Anchor of Fourteen Hundred and a Half, made at Mr. 
Hawxhurst's Stirling Iron Works, was delivered in this 
City, for one of his Majesty's Sloops here. The Anchor 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 373 

was seen by several Merchants and Masters of Ships, and 
much liked, and is supposed to be the largest that was 
ever made in this Government. It is hoped the Merchants 
in these Colonies will encourage the Improvement of this 
valuable Manufactory, seeing it is arrived to so consider- 
able a perfection. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 

On the first Day of August next, at the House of 
Thomas Kinney, in Morris Town, 

A Tract of Meadow, containing near 300 Acres, either 
in Lots, or all together, as may best suit the Pur- 
chasers. Also, a Tract of Land and Meadow, containing 
loo Acres, a considerable Part of which is improved, and 
now brings good Clover and Timothy; all the above 
Meadow may be made dry at a very small Expence, and 
will bring good Hemp, Indian Corn, Flax, Oats, or Clo- 
ver Hay; the Wood Land well timbered. Also a good 2 
Story House, near 50 Feet in length, by 30 in breadth, 
well finished off, standing a few Rods from Morris Town 
Court House, and is very suitable for a Shop, Tavern, or 
Gentleman's Country Seat. Any Person inclining to pur- 
chase, that can pay a Part of the Money, may have Credit 
for the Rest a short Time. The Vendue to begin at 12 
o'Clock) and to continue till all is sold, by me 

JOHN BUDD. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation in East- Jersey, 5 Miles from Monmouth 
/~V Court House ; containing about 600 Acres of good 
Land and Meadow, about 150 Acres clear, and in good 
Fence, with a good Dwelling-House and Barn, two Or- 
chards, a Grist--Mill and Saw-Mill, plenty of Water and 
Timber. The Plantation is carried on as to planting and 



374 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 764 

sowing; and the Buyer may settle on it at any Time with 
these Benefits, and also be supplied with Utensils to carry 
on the Business. Whoever inclines to purchase the Whole, 
or any Part, may apply to David Ketcham, on the Prem- 
ises, who will give a good Title for the same. 

RuN-away from Somerset Goal, George Buckelow, 
about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, of a swarthy Complex- 
ion, Pock broken, black Hair, speaks good English, born 
near South-River, pretends to be a very honest Fellow: 
Had on when he went away, a blue Broad-Cloth Coat and 
Breeches, a scarlet Jacket, spotted wove Stockings, a Pair 
of new Pumps, and a Beaver Hat about half worn. Who- 
ever apprehends him, and brings him to Millstone, to 
Somerset Goal, shall have Five Pounds Reward, and all 
reasonable Charges, paid by me 

William Millan, Sub. Sheriff and Goaler. 
April 28. 



TO be sold, by way of publick vendue, on the prem- 
ises, on Monday the 25th Day of June inst. or at 
private sale any time before, A farm or plantation, lying 
and being in Connecticut Farms, New -Jersey; situate on 
the road that leads from Amboy to Morris-Town, and 
about a mile and an half from where the subscriber now 
lives, very convenient for any tradesman. There is on 
said farm, a good dwelling-house and barn : Said farm 
contains between 60 and 70 acres, about 13 of which is 
exceeding fine timber land, 6 acres of good mowing, and 
the rest plough land and orchard, with a fine brook run- 
ning through the same, which is open winter and summer. 
As the money is not wanted, bonds upon interest, with 
good security, will be taken. Good attendance will be 
given on the day of sale, at 2 o' Clock in the afternoon, at 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 375 

the house of Stephen Woodruff, who lives on the prem- 
ises. 

WILLIAM COOPER 

The New York Mercury, June 4, 1 764. 

RUN AWAY 

From the Sheriff of Monmouth county in East Jersey. 
ONE SAMUEL EDWARDS, a thick well sett man, wore 
his own hair, a taylor by trade. Whoever apprehends 
said prisoner, and confines him in any goal, so that the 
Sheriff aforesaid may bring him to justice, shall have two 
pistoles, as a reward paid by me 

JOHN TAYLOR, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1122, June 7, 
1764. 

The Publick is hereby informed that the Subscriber, 
who lately kept a Publick-house, at the Sign of the Black 
Horse, in Mansfield, is removed to Trenton; where he 
keeps a Publick-house at the Sign of the King of Prussia, 
in King-street; and is well accommodated with House- 
room, Stabling, and Pasture. All Travellers, Gentlemen 
and Ladies, and others, that will favour him with their 
Custom, may depend on good Entertainment both for 
themselves and Horses, and civil Treatment, from their 
humble Servant, 

RICHARD Cox 

STRAYED away, about four Weeks ago, from Glouces- 
ter, a grey Mare, about 14 Hands high, paces, trots and 
gallops, a middling Carriage, her Hoofs pretty much 
worn, and used to the Geers as well as for a Hackney. 
Whoever takes her up, and brings or sends her to Edward 
Broadfield, in Gloucester, shall be handsomely rewarded, 



3/6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

with Thanks. By Information she went towards Mount- 
Holly. 

WHEREAS Elizabeth, the Wife of Thomas Williams, 
of Pilesgrove, in Salem County, hath eloped from her said 
Husband: these are to forewarn all Persons from trust- 
ing her on his Account, for he will pay no debts of her 
contracting from the Date hereof. 

THOMAS WILLIAMS 

June 7, 1764. 

THE TRENTON STAGE-WAGGON. 
WHEREAS Jonathan Biles hath declined the Waggon- 
ing Business, and sold his Waggons, Horses &c, to John 
Barnhill, living at the Golden-Ball in Elm-street, between 
Second and Third streets and near Vine-street, Philadel- 
phia: Notice is hereby given, that the Stage- Waggon 
sets off from said Barnhill's for Trenton-Ferry, on the 
usual Days, viz. on Monday's and Thursday's. Passen- 
gers, &c will be accommodated with quick and convenient 
Carriages from this City to New- York, and back again 
as usual. 

N. B. He has fitted up a compleat Tavern, and pro- 
vided convenient Stabling; so that such as please to favour 
him with their Custom, may depend on the very best of 
Usage. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1850, June 7, 
1764. 

V 

One Thomas Barket (as he calls himself) is taken up 
and confined the 2d of June, in Morris County 
Goal ; says he acted as Clerk to Capt. Ourry, at Fort Bed- 
f'-nl, from which Place he absconded on Account of a 
Misdemeanor he had committed. 

JACOB FORD, jun. Sheriff. 
The New York Mercury, June u, 1764. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 377 

FOR 

BARBADOS, 

The SLOOP 

NANCY, 

SOLOMON EDEY, 

Commander ; 

Will certainly sail in ten days. For freight or passage 
apply to said master, or Garrett and George Meade. 

N. B. Just imported in said sloop, (and to be seen at 
Roberts's ferry in the Jersey's,) a parcel of likely new 
Negro boys and girls, which will be disposed of on very 
reasonable terms. Also Barbados rum, and muscovado 
sugar. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1123, June 14. 
1764. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Cranberry, 
Middlesex County, on the 2Oth of May last, a Negroe 
Woman, named Lucy alias Sue, about 30 Years old, a 
slender, small Woman, wants some of her Teeth, full 
eyed, her Dress uncertain; she took two quilted Petti- 
coats, one red, the other blue; a blue and white China 
Gown, and a pair of green Cloth Shoes, which she may 
change for others. It is supposed she went to Bucks 
County, to one Lambert Vandyke's, near Shaminy Meet- 
ing-house, where she has a Daughter; her Mother and 
Brother live with Mr. Kemble in Brunswick; she speaks 
Dutch well. Whoever secures said Negroe, so that her 
Master may have her again, shall have Twenty Shillings 
Reward, with reasonable Charges, paid by 

PATRICK HANLON. 

FOR the Conveniency of all Gentlemen and Ladies that 
incline to travel by Land, rather than by Water, A STAGE 
WAGGON is kept by JOHN BUCKINGHAM, at the Sign of 



378 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764. 

the Coach and Horses in Race and Third Streets, Phila- 
delphia, and will begin on Wednesday, the 2oth Instant 
to proceed to Dunks's Ferry, and JOHN BUTLER, of Bor- 
dentown, will also meet with another Waggon at the said 
Ferry, and change Loads, both returning to Philadelphia 
and Bordentown the same Day, the next Day being the 
common Stage Day at Bordentown (Sunday excepted) 
from whence the Passengers will proceed to Perth-Amboy 
as usual; from and after the said 2Oth Instant the said 
Stage Waggons will set out from Philadelphia and Bor- 
dentown every Wednesday and Saturday, so that any 
Number of Passengers that travel by Bordentown Stages 
from New- York or Philadelphia, not exceeding what one 
Waggon can. carry, may have their Choice to go from 
Bordentown to Philadelphia, or from Philadelphia to 
Bordentown by Land, and as many as please by Water : 
Our best Endeavours shall not be wanting to give Ease 
and Dispatch to Passengers. 

JOHN BUCKINGHAM, 
JOHN BUTLER, jun. 

N. B. Those Gentlemen and Ladies that please ta 
favour us with their Custom, are desired to send their 
heavy Baggage by the Bordentown Boats, as they will 
then have them under their own Care on the Roads to 
Amboy. 

By Virtue of His Majesty's Writs of Venditioni Ex- 
ponas to me directed, there will be exposed to Sale, by 
publick Outcry, to the highest Bidder, on Wednesday, the 
27th of this inst. June, between the Hours of 12 and 5. 
o'Clock, at the House of Thomas Hepard, in the Town- 
ship of Northampton, in the County of Burlington, The 
Plantation whereon the said Hepard now dwells, contain- 
ing about 280 Acres, adjoining on the North Branch of 
Rancocus Creek, about a Mile and a Half from Mount- 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 379 

holly, Also will be sold at the same Time, a Piece of Cedar 
Swamp, lying about two Miles from Josiah Hains's Saw- 
mill, containing six Acres. Likewise, at the same Time 
and Place, will be sold Horses, Cows, a Pair of Oxen, a 
Parcel of Swine, Feather Beds and Bedding, Case of 
Drawers, Desk, and sundry other Houshold Goods and 
farming Utensils, all late the Property of the said Thomas 
Hepard; seized and taken in Execution at the Suits of 
Eleazer Fenton, John Sparks, and others, by 

DANIEL ELLIS, Sheriff. 

SHREWSBURY STAGE, from BURLINGTON. 

This is to acquaint the Publick, That there is a conve- 
nient Stage Waggon erected and kept by Joseph Haight 
at the Sign of General Wolfe, in Burlington, to go from 
Burlington to Shrewsbury or elsewhere during the Sum- 
mer Season, which Stage will go once a Week if Occa- 
sion requires from the Date hereof, and to carry six Per- 
sons : John Ferguson's Stage Boat will attend at Crooked 
Billet Wharff, in Philadelphia, every Wednesday in each 
Week, and the Waggon will set off on Thursday Morn- 
ing. The Price of the Waggon to Shrewsbury will be 
Forty-five Shillings, if four Persons or under, if above, 
and not exceeding six, Fifty Shillings. All Gentlemen 
and Ladies that will please to favour us with their Cus- 
tom, may depend that there will be good Attendance 
given, and People civilly used, by their humble Servants, 
JOSEPH HAIGHT, JOHN FERGUSON. 

Burlington, June 13, 1764 

This is to acquaint the Public, that I have moved from 
Bordentown to Black Point, about 6 Miles from Shrews- 
bury Town; where all Gentlemen and Ladies, who intend 
. going there, for the Benefit o<f the Salts, may depend on 



380 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

good Accommodation, and best Usage, from their most 

humble Servant, 

JOHN BROWN. 

WHEREAS Joseph Grover and John Coward, of Upper 
Freehold, Monmouth' County, West-New-Jersey, did ad- 
vertise in the public Papers of the 3ist of May last, two 
Runaway Negroes; these are to inform the said Persons, 
that the Negroes are now in Reading Goal, in Pennsyl- 
vania, and they are hereby desired to come and pay Costs, 
and take them away. 

ISAAC WICKERSHAM, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1851, June 14, 
1764. 

Ne^v-York, June 18. On Monday Evening last, the 
NEW-YORK LIGHT-HOUSE, erected at Sandy-Hook, 1 was 
lighted for the first Time. The House is oi an Octagon 
Figure, having eight equal Sides; the Diameter at the 
Base, 29 Feet; and at the Top of the Wall, 15 Feet The 
Lanthorn is 7 Feet high; the Circumference 33 Feet. 
The whole Construction of the Lanthorn is Iron; the Top 
covered with Copper. There are 48 Oil Blazes. The 
Building from the Surface is Nine Stories; the whole 
from Bottom to Top, 103 Feet. This Structure, was un- 
dertaken by Mr. Isaac Conro, of this City, and was car- 
ried on with all the Expedition that the Difficulty attend- 
ing to and fro on the Occasion could possibly admit of; 
and is judged to be masterly finished 

To the PUBLIC. 

THIS Day the Printer hereof hath received the List 
of the Fortunate Numbers in the New-Jersey Col- 
lege Lottery; as the Prizes are very numerous, it is im- 

1 For notices of the beginnings of this Light-House, see N. J. Ar- 
chives, XX., under Lotteries, New York, Sandy Hook. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 38 1 

possible for him to publish them till next Monday. The 
Managers beg Leave to apologize for the Delay, occa- 
sioned by unavoidable Avocations, and the Distance of 
the Clerks and Managers from each other. And they 
would further humbly request of the Fortunate, that they 
would be so kind as to forbear calling on them for a few 
Weeks, as the most considerable Part of the Tickets were 
disposed of upon Credit, and some time will be necessar- 
ily required to collect the Cash. 

RuN-away a few days ago from the subscriber, of 
Morris Town, in East New- Jersey, a servant man, 
named Ebenezer Haulbeet, a carpenter by trade, about 25 
years old, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, light complex- 
ion, flax colour'd straight hair; rode a white 'horse, 
which it is supposed he would soon part with, as he is 
very fond of swaping horses. He is supposed to be gone 
to Connecticut, somewhere near or about Sharon, where 
he has some relations of the same name. Whoever takes 
up said servant, and secures him in any county goal, so 
that I may obtain him again, shall have five pounds re- 
ward, paid by me 

June 18. JOSEPH KING. 

To be Sold, 
By JOHN MECOM, 

Opposite the White Hart Tavern, in Albany-street, 
New-Brunswick, the following Articles, which he will 
sell cheap for Cash : 3d, 4d, 5d and 6d trunk nails, hob 
do. tacks and brads of all sorts, 4d, 8d, lod, I2d, 2od, and 
24d nails; paving, socket, long and short firmer chissels, 
gouges of all sorts, plane irons, coopers drawing knives, 
carpenters hammers, broad axes and wood ditto, shoe- 
makers knives and hammers, awls and awl hafts, shoe 
tacks, an assortment of home, split bone, and sham buck 
knives and forks, Barlow's and common pen-knives, buck 



382 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

ditto, burnt bone ditto, pistol capt and cutteau knives of 
all sorts, brass, iron, japanned and steel snuffers, brass 
chaffin dishes, round and square iron ditto, shovels and 
tongs with and without brass heads, an assortment of 
door, chest, cubboard and pad locks, hinges of all sorts, 
carpenters two feet and nine inch solid joint rules, iron 
squares, chalk lines, horn and ivory combs, steel and white 
metal shoe and knee buckles, mourning ditto, White's 
steel plate hand, pannel, tennent, sash, dovetail, and com- 
pass saws, files and rasps, taylors and sheep shears, wom- 
en scissors of all sorts, iron shovels and spades, long and 
short scythes, Scotch snuff in bladders, writing paper, 
and a general assortment of sadlery, and many other arti- 
cles in the ironmongery and cutleryway, too tedious to 
mention. Said Mecom makes and sells all sorts of jew- 
ellers and goldsmiths ware; those therefore that will 
favour him with their custom, may depend on being 
served on the most reasonable terms. The New York 
Mercury, June 18, 1764. 

To be Sold, 

Two likely negro girls about 17 years of age, to be 
seen at the ferry opposite Philadelphia. For terms apply 
to Capt. Robert Whyte, or at the Coffee-House. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1124, June 21, 1764. 

By Virtue of two Writs of Fieri Facias, to me directed, 
will be exposed to Sale, on the i6th Day of July next, be- 
tween the Hours of 12 and 5 of the Clock in the After- 
noon, on the Premises, a certain Plantation, containing 
about 350 Acres, situate in Greenwich Township, Glou- 
cester County, near Samuel Shivers's Saw-mill, about 20 
Miles from the City, and 6 to a good Landing; it is sup- 
posed that there is 60 Acres of Meadow on the Land, 15 
of which is cleared, a Dwelling-house, and other Out- 
houses, a thriving Orchard, a considerable Quantity of 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 383 

Upland cleared, and fit for Tillage, and a convenient Out- 
lot for Cattle and Swine adjoining it. At the same Time 
and Place will be exposed to Sale, by Virtue of the said 
Executions, Oxen, Cows, Horses, Sheep, Hogs and sun- 
dry Houshold Goods, and Husbandry Utensils, such as 
Ploughs, Harrows, Waggons, &c late the Property of 
John Ogg, taken in Execution at the Suit of the Admin- 
istrator and Executor of Nicholas and Elias Toy, de- 
ceased. Any Persons that have Mortgages, or other In- 
cumbrances, on the abovementioned Land, are desired to 
make the same known at or before the Day of Sale. Cred- 
it will be allowed, upon Security being given, if required. 
ROBERT FREIND PRICE, Sheriff 

To be sold at public Vendue, on Tuesday, the I4th of 
August next, at the House of William Rea, in Kingwood, 
An Assortment of Shop Goods, consisting of Broadcloths, 
Kerseys, Naps, Serges, Saggathies, Damasks, London 
Shaloon, Durants, Tammies, Calimancoes of various Col- 
ours, Thicksets, Fustians, Jeans, Cotton and striped Hol- 
land, narrow and wide Cottons and Linen Checks, Irish 
Linens, Cambricks, Lawns, Muslin, Camblets, Camblet- 
tees, Silk Handkerchiefs, sewing Silk, Ribbons, Tapes, 
Bindings, Earthen-ware, Delf-ware, Tea Cups and Sau- 
cers, Tea-Pots, Scythes, Frying-pans, Window Glass, 
Wine Glasses, Felt Hats, fine Ditto, Pewter Dishes and 
Spoons, Tea Kettles, Knives and Forks, Scissars, Razors, 
&c Feather Bed and Bedding, black Walnut Desk, Tables, 
Chairs, Hand-irons, with sundry other Houshold Goods 
and Farming Utensils; also Cattle, Horses and breeding 
Mares. Likewise on the same Day will be sold, between 
the Hours of 12 and 5 o' Clock in the Afternoon, The 
Stone House and four Acres of Land, wherein the said 
William Rea now dwells; the House is two Stories high, 
with a young Orchard on the Land, and is well situated 



384 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

for a Trader. Also a Lot of Land, containing one Acre, 
bounded by Lands of Thomas Armstrong, and fronting 
the main Road. Likewise a Lot of Land, situate in the 
Great Swamp, near the main Road, containing nine Acres, 
more or less, bounded by Lands of Abraham Bunnell and 
others. The above House and Lots of Land are now in 
the Possession, and were late the Property of, William 
Rea; seized and taken in Execution at the Suits of John 
Shea, Theophilus Gardner, Randle Mitchell, Samuel Pur- 
viance and others, and to be sold by me 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff 

N. B. Six Months Credit will be given for all Sums 
above Forty Shillings, all under that Sum to pay ready 
Money. The Vendue will begin at 10 o'Clock, where at- 
tendance will be given. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1852, June 21, 1764. 

List of the Fortunate Numbers in the New-Jersey Col- 
lege Lottery, drawn at Princeton, in May, 1764. 

[Here follows list.] 
First drawn, No. 12484, . 20. 
Last drawn, No. 382, 32.10. 
DEDUCTIONS 

For a Prize of . 3, receive . 2.11 

10 8.10 

20 17. 

50 42.10 

100 85. 

200 1 70 

500 425 

750 637.10 

1000 850 

32.10 27 12.6 

DAVID PINKERTON, Clerk. 
The New York Mercury, June 25, 1764. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS, 385 

RAN-AWAY last night from the subscriber, living in 
Deptford township, Gloster county: a Scotch servant 
man, named James Bain, 23 years of age, about five feet 
six or seven inches high, wears his own long brown hair, 
cut short before; he has a smooth face, with a small dim- 
ple in his left cheek, and speaks pretty much in the Scotch 
dialect. Had on and took with him, a blue tammy coat 
almost new, a light coloured hair-camblet jacket without 
sleeves, several pair of yarn stockings, a beaver hat about 
half -worn, with a blue silk lining, two oznabrigs shirts, 
tzvo pair of oznabrigs trowsers, a pair of old leather 
breeches and old shoes. Whoever will take up said ser- 
vant, and deliver him to his master in Deptford, or secure 
him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that he may be had 
again, shall receive FORTY SHILLINGS reward and all 
necessary charges paid by 

JOHN ESTAUGH HOPKINS. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forewarned carrying 
off said fellow, as they would avoid the penalty -of the law.. 
The 'Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1125, June 28, 1764. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, living in Bordentown, a: 
Lot of Land containing 10 Acres, situate and lying on the 
Road that leads from Bordentown to Trenton, about Half 
a Mile from Bordentown; the Land is chiefly well tim- 
bered, and on which there is good Clay, which I think 
would suit a Potter or Brickmaker ; it is very convenient 
to a good Landing on Crosswicks Creek, or to the Land- 
ing in Bordentown, also a fine country round it, which 
makes a great Consumption of Earthen-ware, which is 
now at this Time obliged to send to Philadelphia for 
Ware, which makes it come high, and consequently it 
would come 5 per Cent lower here, which would induce 
the Country to buy here. Any Person may know the 
Terms by applying to the Subscriber ABEL EBWARDS. 



386 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

To BE SOLD 

A TRACT of choice Land, in the Township of Hope- 
well, and County of Hunterdon, New Jersey, situate with 
a large and pleasant Front on the River Delaware, adjoin- 
ing to the Lands of Garret Johnson, Joseph Burrows and 
others. It contains 334 Acres, of which above 100 are 
cleared, and, with a convenient Dwelling-house, lately re- 
paired, are for this Year, occupied by Joseph Morrell. It 
is about seven Miles from Trenton, and 30 from Phila- 
delphia by Land. The chiefest Part of the whole Tract 
is strong shelly Wheat Land, and may be sold together, 
or in Parcels. The Purchaser, or Purchasers, may have 
reasonable Credit. For Terms enquire of JOHN SMITH, 
in Burlington. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Trenton, 
New-Jersey, on the 2ist of June, a Negroe Man, named 
Tony, a thick, chunky well set Fellow, about 30 Years of 
Age, about 5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, has a remarkable 
Way of walking as if he was a little lame, and stoops a 
little forward : Had on when he went away, a light col- 
oured Cloth Jacket, with Patches at the Elbows, Ozen- 
brigs Shirt and Trowsers, old Hat, old Shoes, has a bad 
Cut in his left Thumb, fresh cut just before he went 
away. Whoever takes up said Negroe, and secures him 
in any of His Majesty's Goals, so that his Master may 
have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and 
all reasonable Charges, paid by me 

WILLIAM LISTER 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1853, June 28, 
1764. 

WHEREAS Peter Ten Eyck, of the County of Mid- 
dlesex, in New- Jersey, hath assigned all his Es- 
tate, of what Nature or kind soever, to the Subscribers, 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 387 

who are fully authorized and impowered to transact every 
Matter relative to said Estate. All Persons therefore in- 
debted to said Peter Ten Eyck, are hereby strictly re- 
quired immediately to make Payment, of their several 
Dues to 

Cornelius IXDW, Jun. at Brunswick. 

John Johnston, at Amboy. 

Or, Joseph Forman, at New- York. 
June 14, 1764. 

-The New York Mercury, July 2, 1764. 

We hear the Revd, Mr. GEORGE WHITEFILD is at 
Princeton on his Way to this City, and may be expected 
this evening or to-morrow. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1126, July 5, 1764. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living near Cranberry, 
in the County of Middlesex, New- Jersey, a high Dutch 
Servant Man, named by his Indenture Philip Jacob Bar- 
golt, but understand he has since gone by the Name of 
John Backman, he is of middle Stature, brown Complex- 
ion, somewhat knock kneed. Whoever apprehends and 
secures said Servant, so that his Master may have him 
again, shall have Three Pounds Reward, paid by 

DAVID WILLIAMSON. 

NOTICE is hereby given to all Persons concerned, in the 
Lands adjoining to the several Branches of Esiscunk, or 
Birch Creek, in the County of Burlington, that Applica- 
tion will be made, at the next Sitting of General Assem- 
' bly, to be held at Burlington, for a Law to provide for 
opening and clearing the said Creek, and the several 
Branches thereof, for the Benefit of the Meadows adjoin- 
ing. Any Person or Persons having Objection to such 
an Application, are desired then to make it known. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1854, July 5, 1764. 



388 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, New- 
York, July 6, 1764. 

. . . . John Colhoun (3) Shrewsbury River. . . 
. . Thomas Willit, Middletown, New-Jersey 

RAN-away from Sterling Iron Works, on Monday 
the 25th of June, 1764, an indented servant man 
named James Hodges, about 13 years of age, thick set, 5 
feet 7 inches high, of a brown complexion, long hair, born 
at Bristol, in old England; and says he served a time 
there as a groom, or ostler, and has pretended to corre- 
spond with some of general Gage's Servants : He took 
with him a light barracan or camblet coat, with metal but- 
tons, two pair of new shoes, a pair of striped Holland 
trowsers, and 2 pair of leather breeches, one of them very 
little worn. Whoever takes up and secures said servant, 
in any goal, or delivers him to W. Hawxhurst, in New- 
York, or to his agent at Sterling, shall have forty shil- 
lings reward, and reasonable charges. If the said servant 
has strol'd further west than Jersey, or eastward than 
Connecticut, then the sum of three pounds, and reason- 
able Charges, paid by the subscriber, 

WM. HAWXHURST. 

RuN-away from the subscriber, on the 4th of July 
inst. an apprentice lad named Benjamin Darby, 
aged about 20 years, about 4 feet 7 inches high, broad 
faced and bulky, fresh complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, 
and when he laughs you can hardly see them; his counte- 
nance looks very guilty, much like a thief, a down look, 
carries his head something on one side, cannot well look 
a man in the face, and loves strong liquor; a cordwainer 
and tanner by trade. Stole and took away with him, an 
almost new suit of mixed yellow broad cloth, and also a 
good blue broad cloth jacket and breeches, sundry shirts 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 389 

and stockings, an almost new castor hat, a new pair o<f 
shoes, and pinchbeck buckles in them, and a cordwainer's 
kit : I suppose he will soon enquire for a seat of work, 
and endeavour to pass for a journeyman. Whoever will 
secure the said apprentice, or thief, and bring him to his 
master, at Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey, shall have 
three pounds, New- York currency reward, paid by me, 

MOSES OGDEN 

N. B. He has stole his indentures, and I suppose he 
has them with him. All masters of vessels and are forbid 
to harbour or carry off said lad, at their peril. The New 
York Mercury, July 9, 1764. 

Custom House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Abi- 
gail, P. Groves, to Salem. Schooner Salisbury, M. 
Coombes, to Salem. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1127, July 12, 1764. 

ALL sorts of Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, and Plate, 
repair'd in the best manner and upon reasonable 
Terms by 

ISAAC HERON, 

In Bound-Brook, New-Jersey. All Watches repair'd 
by him, he upholds and warrants their Performance for 
one Year: those he sells, he warrants for a Term of 
Years, according to their value, provided their failure pro- 
ceed not from Accident or mismanagement. 

Good News for the PUBLICK. 

THE long wished for Ferry, is now established, and 
kept across the North River, from the Place called 
Powles's Hook to the City of New- York; and Boats prop- 
erly constructed, as well for the Conveniency of Passen- 
gers, as for the carrying over of Horses and Carriages, 
do now constantly ply from one Shore to the other. The 



39 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Landing on the New-York Side is fixed at the Dock com- 
monly called Mesier's Dock; and as Powles's Hook, is 
situated nearly opposite to the said Dock, the Distance be- 
tween the two Places being about three Quarters of a 
Mile, and as the Boats may pass and repass, at all Times 
of the Tide, with almost equal Dispatch; it is thought by 
far the most convenient Place for a Ferry, of any yet es- 
tablished, or that can be established, from the Province of 
New-Jersey, to the City of New-York; and what will 
give it the Preference by far, of all the other Ferries, in 
the Winter Season, is that rarely a Day happens, but the 
Boats may pass at this Ferry, without being obstructed 
or endangered by Ice. Constant Attendance is given at 
Powles's Hook, by Michael Cornelisse, where the best of 
Stabling and Pasture is provided for Horses. 

Also, that a Ferry is established, and kept a-cross the 
Kill Van Kull, and that Boats constantly attend for that 
Purpose, at the Place formerly belonging to John Beak, 
and commonly called Moodases, situate near the Dutch 
Church, on Staten-Island, from whence Passengers are 
transported directly across the Bergen Point, from which 
Place there is a fine Road leading directly to the said 
Powles's Hook ; so that a short, safe, easy and convenient 
Way is fixed by Means of these Two Ferries, for all Trav- 
ellers passing to the City of New- York, from any of the 
Southern Governments. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Meetings of the 
Council of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of 
New-Jersey, at the City of Perth-Amboy, are altered to 
the ist Tuesday in April, and 2d Tuesday in September. 
The New York Mercury, July 16, 1764. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Polly, 
William Bartlett, from Salem. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 39 p 

Outwards. Sloop Polly, W. Bartlett, for Salem. The' 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1128, July 19, 1764. 

Extract of a Letter from Oswego, June 19, 1764. 
"I have the Pleasure of informing you, that all the New 
Jersey Forces arrived safe here. 

DESERTED from the PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENT, since 
the First of July Instant, the following Soldiers, viz. 

From Capt. JOHN WEBB'S Company; John Russel r 
born in New- Jersey, 22 Years of Age, five Feet six Inches 
high, brown Complexion, a Cooper. Daniel Cole, born 
in New- Jersey, 20 Years of Age, five Feet six Inches 
high, brown Complexion. . . . Whoever takes up and 
secures the said Deserters, or either of them, in any of 
the Goals of this Province, or brings them to the Regi- 
ment, shall have THREE POUNDS Reward for each of 

them, paid by 

James Young, Commissary 
of the Musters. P. F. 

By Virtue of three Writs of Fieri Facias to me direct- 
ed, will be exposed to Sale, at publick Vendue, to the high- 
est Bidder, on Monday, the 3d Day of September next, at 
the House of Charles Hoff, jun, in Kingwood, sundry 
Sorts of Houshold Furniture, such as Feather Beds and 
Bedding, Tables, Chairs, Chests of Drawers, Desks, 
Looking glasses, Table-cloths, napkins, black Walnut Tea 
Tables, Tea Kettles, Brass Kettles, Pewter Platters, Ba- 
sons, Plates, Tankards, some large and small Silver 
Spoons, Iron Pots and Kettles; also Horses, Mares, 
Milch Cows, young Cattle, a Pair of Oxen, Sheep, Hogs, 
Waggons, Carts, Timber Wheels, and sundry other 
Things, too tedious to mention here. Likewise to be sold 
the same Day, between the Hours of Twelve and Five of 
the Clock in the Afternoon, the Mansion House and over- 



392 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

shot Grist-mill, together with 97 Acres and a Half of 
Land, being Lot No. 2 in the Plan, on which is a good 
Barn, Store and bearing Orchard, and some excellent 
Meadows; Lot No. 3, on which is a Log House, and con- 
tains 6 Acres and 3 Quarters, and 36 Perches, well situ- 
ated on the great Road, and will suit a Tradesman; Lot 
No. 4 being a small Farm, containing 67 Acres and 3 
Quarters; Lot No. 5, containing 29 Acres and 3 Quar- 
ters, on which -are some good Buildings, all new; Lot No. 
6, containing 6 Acres and 3 Quarters, on which is a good 
vStone House, and Breast Grist-mill and Saw-mill and 
some good Meadows ; Lot No 7, containing 1 5 Acres and 
a Quarter, on which is a Fulling-mill, Dwelling-house and 
good Meadows, sufficient for a Tradesman; Lot No. 8, 
is a small Farm, containing 91 Acres and a Half; Lot 
No. 9, containing 51 Acres and a Half and 33 Perches, on 
which is an Iron Works for making Bar-iron, with Coal- 
Houses, and Houses for Workmen to dwell in, situated 
near a large Tract of Land called The Great Swamp, 
from whence it hath been supplied with Coal Wood gratis, 
and much more is offered on the same Terms; Lot No. I, 
containing 119 Acres and a Half of Wood Land; also a 
Quantity of Bar-iron. The above several Lots and Par- 
cels of Land are situate in Kingwood, in the County of 
Hunterdon, adjoining each other, in the Heart of a fine 
Wheat Country, near to several Places of Worship viz. 
Church, Quakers and Presbyterians, the farthest being 
not three Miles distant; about thirty Miles from Trenton 
and New-Brunswick ; late the Property of Charles Hoff, 
jun. seized and taken in Execution (subject to Mort- 
gages) at the Suit of John Mease, Ann Pidgeon, Andrew 
Reed, and Charles Pettit, and to be sold by me 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 
N. B. The Purchaser to have three equal Payments of 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 393 

6, 12, and 18 Months, giving Security, and paying Inter- 
est. A Plan of the above Lands to be seen at the Sheriff's, 
in Trenton. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1856, July 
19, 1764. 

To be Sold, at Public Vendue, 

On Wednesday the 5th Day of September next, at ten 
of the Clock in the Forenoon, on the Premises, 

ABOUT 350 Acres of Land, lying on Bergen Point, 
adjoining to Kill Van Cull, opposite to the Dutch 
Church on Staten-Island; which Land is a rich Soil, and 
mostly well wooded and timbered, and well situated for 
ferrying to Staten-Island. The above Lands are set 
apart, and to be sold by us the Subscribers, for defraying 
the Charge of the general Partition of the Common Lands 
of Bergen, pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly 
of the Colony of New-Jersey, entitled, An Act appointing 
Commissioners for finally settling and determining the 
several Rights Titles, & Claims to the Common Lands of 
the Township of Bergen; & for making the Partition 
thereof in just and equitable Proportions among those 
who shall be adjudged by the said Commissioners to be 
entitled to the same. 

The said Land will be sold together or in Parcels, as 
shall be judged most expedient; the Money to be paid at 
executing the Deeds, which will contain ample Covenants 
agreeable to the directions of the said Law. 

CHARLES CLINTON 
WILLIAM DONALDSON 
Ez. DUNHAM, 
JOHN BERRIEN, 
ABRAHAM CLARK, Jun. 

To all whom these PRESENTS may concern, and partic- 
ularly to such as claim any Interest in the Common Lands 



394 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

of the Township of Bergen, in the County of Bergen, irt 
the Province of New- Jersey. 

WHEREAS by a late Law of the Colony of New- 
Jersey, entitled, An Act appointing Commission- 
ers, for finally settling and determining the several 
Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the 
Township of Bergen ; and for making a Partition thereof 
in just and equitable Proportions, among those who shall 
be adjudged by the said Commissioners to be entitled to 
the same: Certain Persons are therein named as Com- 
missioners, of whom we the Subscribers are the major 
Part. And whereas such of the Commissioners as took 
upon them the Execution of said Law, did meet in the 
said Township of Bergen, pursuant to public Notice 
thereof given, agreeable to the Directions of the said Law ; 
and did run out and ascertain as well the Bounds and 
Limits of the said Township of Bergen, as the Bounds 
and Limits of each and every Patent and Grant contained 
within the Bounds and Limits of the said Township, as 
came to the Knowledge of the Commissioners; and also 
allotted to each Patent and Grant so run out and ascer- 
tained, such Proportions of the Common Lands within 
said Township, as the said Commissioners judged right, 
agreeable to the Directions of the said Law. Now there- 
fore, towards compleating the Trust in the said Commis- 
sioners, or the major Part of them reposed, we the Sub- 
scribers do hereby give public Notice, that at 10 o' Clock 
in the Forenoon of Tuesday the i6th Day of October 
next, at the House of Stephen Bottrdet, at Wehaken, in 
the said Township of Bergen, we, or a Majority of the 
said Commissioners, will meet, to make a Partition and 
Division of the said Common Lands allotted to each re- 
spective Patent or Grant within the Bounds and Limits 
of the said Township of Bergen, to which a Share of the 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 395 

Common Lands have been allotted as aforesaid, among 
all such Persons who may be adjudged to be interested 
therein. And we do hereby request all Persons concerned 
or tlaiming Interest in the Common Lands allotted to the 
said respective Patents or Grants, to produce to us, some, 
or one of us, their Titles, and make out their Claims to 
the same, by the Time above prefixed, in order that we 
may be truly informed thereof, and thereby be enabled 
to adjudge the same in the most just and equitable Man- 
ner. Given under our Hands, this 2ist Day of July, in 
the Year 1764. 

CHARLES CLINTON, 
WILLIAM DONALDSON, 
Ez. DUNHAM 
JOHN BERRIEN, jun. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office, Phila- 
delphia 

John Boyd, Salem County; Philip Calvin, Amwell 
Township; Adam Carson, Cumberland County. Eliza- 
beth Huff, Haddonfield. Thomas Kearney, Salem Coun- 
ty. Archibald M'Callister, Salem County; John Mur- 
phey, Gloucester County; Samuel M'Cutchin, Hance 
Morrison, Archibald M'Neil, and John M'Clelan Cum- 
berland County Daniel Stretch Cumberland County. 
John Williamson, Cumberland County. 

Taken or stolen from the Subscriber, from off the com- 
mon High-way, in or near Allen-Town, in Monmouth 
County, New-Jersey, on Thursday last, between 2 and 3 
o'Clock in the Afternoon, A small black roan or Iron- 
grey Horse, about 12 or 13 Hands high, a natural Pacer, 
his Mane hanging on the near Side, without Brand or 
Ear-mark : He was taken by an Apprentice Boy, named 
John Keith, a slender well shaped Lad, with pale Hair. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

tied behind, about 15 Years of Age : Had on a light col- 
oured Coat and Jacket, of figured twilled Drugget, Buff 
coloured Stocking Breeches, white Shirt, Felt Hat, a 
black Ribbon about his Neck, neither Shoes nor Stock- 
ings, as advertised last Week in the Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, by his Master, Mr. William Hussey, in Front-street, 
Philadelphia; though since that, when the said Boy stole 
the Horse he had good Shoes and Stockings and Silver 
Buckles, said to be stolen. He left a black Mare, that he 
had taken from a Boy, when he took the Horse; she was 
Yesterday delivered to her Owner. Whoever secures 
both Thief and Horse, so as the Thief may be brought to 
Justice, shall receive Forty Shillings Reward, and if only 
the Horse be taken, and sent home, Twenty Shillings and 
Charges, to be paid by 
July 17, 1764. ROBERT LAWRENCE. 

N. B. Said Boy and Horse went over the Ferry from 
Burlington to Bristol last Friday morning. The Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 1857, July' 26, 1764. 

New-York, July 30. We hear from Brunswick, that 
on the nth Instant, the House of the Honourable Edward 
Antill, Esq; near that Place, was accidentally set on Fire, 
by the Discharge of a Gun : It was not discovered by the 
People about the House, till they were informed by those 
who came from the Meadows to their Assistance, which 
was just in Time to save it; 5 Minutes more would have 
been too late. The Roof and some other Parts were con- 
siderably damaged, before the Fire was extinguished. 

TO be sold by, and adjoining the Mills of the Sub- 
scriber, in the County of Somerset, and Province of 
New-Jersey, about 1200 Acres of excellent Land, in one 
or more Parts, lying in the Forks of the Lamaton River, 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 397 

and the Peapack Brook ; There are on the Premises, two 
Dwelling-Houses, Barns, and Orchards at convenient 
Distances; about 500 Acres or more cleared; a great Plen- 
ty of fine Timber; some exceeding fine Swamps fit for 
Meadow Low Lands, to the Amount of 200 Acres and 
upwards, all in extraordinary order, and the whole in 
good Fence; the Lands allowed to be equal to, if not ex- 
ceeding any in that Part of the Country, either for Grain 
or Pasture; very reasonable Payments will be accepted, 
and a good and sufficient Title given. As the Lands are 
known to be so good in Quality, and have all the Advan- 
tages of Situation, with respect to Mill, Market and Meet- 
ing-House, the lowest Price for any of the Land, is Six 
Pounds, New-York Currency per Acre, and it may be 
entered upon as soon as the Purchaser pleases. Enquire 
of Andrew Leake, at his Mills, in Somerset County. 

N. B. It can very conveniently be divided into 4, 5 or 
6 Farms, all well watered and timbered. The New York- 
Mercury , July 30, 1764. 

Moore's Town, Burlington County. 
WANTED, a Schoolmaster, to teach the English Lan- 
guage grammatically, write a genteel Hand, Arithmetic, 
and the useful Branches of the Mathematics; and if he- 
could teach the Latin, it would be more agreeable to some 
of his Employers. Good Encouragement will be given 
to one that comes well recommended. Enquire of John 
Cox, or Joshua Bispham, living near the said Place. 

New-Jersey, Middlesex, Ss. 

By Virtue of several Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, I have seized a certain Lot of Land, situate in the- 
Township of Windsor, with a Dwelling-House two 
Stories high, a kitchen, and sundry Out-houses, and a, 



39$ NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Grist-mill, with all her Furniture. Also one other Lot of 
Land, adjoining to the former with a Dwelling-house and 
Saw-mill, which Lands and Premises were late the Estate 
of Christopher Hogeland, 1 deceased, and are well situated 
for a Merchant. Now this is to give Notice, that I shall 
expose the aforesaid Lands, Houses and Mills, to Sale at 
public Vendue on the Premises, on Thursday, the 3Oth 
Day of August instant, between the Hours of 12 and 5 in 
the Afternoon; at which Time and Place the Conditions 
will be made known, and those who are inclined to pur- 
chase, may be more particularly informed of the Prem- 
ises, by me 

James Brookes, Sheriff. 

To be LETT 

A GOOD Dwelling-house, with Chaise-house and Stable, 
a Garden, with several Kinds of Fruit Trees, and a Well 
of excellent Water, pleasantly situated in Crosswicks, 
Burlington County, near the Meeting-house, very suitable 
for a Country Store or Tradesman. Enquire of John 
Wilkinson, in Chestnut-street, Philadelphia, or of Benja- 
min Davids, near the Premises. 

Just published by THOMAS POWELL, Master of the Board- 
ing School at Burlington, 
THE WRITING MASTER'S ASSISTANT; 
containing a concise and practical System (in Copper 
Plate) for teaching to write; designed both for the Use 
of Schools and private Families; insomuch that Masters 

i Christopher Hooglandt (son of Christoffel Hooglandt, the progen- 
itor of the family in America) was baptised in New York, Nov. 24, 
1669; he married 1st, Sarah Tellet or Teller, Feb. 15, 1695; 2d, Helena, 
daughter of John and Adrianna Middagh, prior to Aug. 6, 1696. He 
lived at Flatlands, U I., but in 1711 he bought from Cornelius Powell 
a tract of land in Piscataway, Middlesex county, on the east side of 
the Raritan river, and in 1727 bought 250 acres on the Millstone river. 
He died in 1748, and was interred in the family burying ground, where 
his remains still repose. The Hoagland Family in America, by Daniel 
Hoogland Carpenter, 1897, pp. 63-64. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 399 

may teach a much greater Number of Scholars by the 
Use of it, than by the common Methods of Schools; and 
Parents may, by the proper Application of it (if far dif- 
ferent 1 from a School) instruct their own Children to 
write well in a short Time; a Person may improve an in- 
different Hand; or One, who has never learnt before, 
may learn, if o<f a proper Age, without the Help of a Mas- 
ter. 

N. B. Directions how to hold the Pen, how to sit, and 
how to use the Plates severally, are prefixed to the Work. 
Sold by DAVID HALL at Philadelphia, and by the AU- 
THOR at Burlington, Price Five Shillings. 8 

There is a Vacancy for Half a Dozen Boarders at the 
above School. Where also the Latin and Greek Lan- 
guages are taught by ROBERT OSBORNE. 

WE, whose Names are underwritten, having seen both 
the above System, and considerable Improvements pro- 
duced by the Use of it, do believe it may answer the Pur- 
poses above advertised, if proper Application be used by 
the Learner. 

SAMUEL SMITH, 
JOHN SMITH, 
CHARLES READ 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1858, August 2, 
1764. 

RUN away from Dr. Bern Budd, of Hanover, in Morris 
County, East New-Jersey, a likely well set Negroe Man, 
about 5 Feet, 9 or 10 Inches high, of a yellow Complex- 
ion: Had on, when he went away, a blue Broadcloth 
Coat, with Tortoise-shell Buttons, a double breasted 
Broadcloth Jacket, with Mohair Buttons and Leather 

1 distant. 

Hildeburn's Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania, No. 2041. Mr. 
Hildeburn evidently had not seen a copy of the book. 



4OO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Breeches. He took with him 3 white Shirts, a Check 
Ditto, a Snuff coloured Manchester Velvet Jacket, one 
striped Jacket, and a Pair of wide Trowsers. He speaks 
good English, understands all Sorts of Farmer's Work, 
and something of the Sea, and no Doubt will endeavour 
to pass for a free Negroe, as he can write any Pass he 
thinks necessary. Whoever takes up the said Negroe, and 
confines him in any of his Majesty's Goals, and sends his 
said Master Notice, so that he may have him again, or 
brings him to his said Master, shall receive TEN DOLLARS 
Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

BERN BuDD. 1 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels and others are forbid, on 
their Peril, to carry him off, or harbour him. 

COMMITTED to the Goal of Trenton, in the County of 
Hunterdon, a Negroe Boy, about 17 or 18 Years of Age, 
appears to be a new Negroe, speaks very little English, 
says his Master's Name is Andrew; has on a striped 
Jacket, old Trowsers, and Tow Shirt. His Master is de- 
sired to come and pay Charges, and take him away. 

GEORGE BROWN, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1859, August 9, 
1764. 

London, June 2. 

To be Sold by PUBLIC SALE, and not otherwise, 
At the New- York Coffee-house in Sweething's Alley, 
Cornhill, London, on Wednesday the 6th Day of 
March, 1765, at Twelve o'Clock precisely. 
SEVEN eights of a proprietorship (or One Twenty- 
fourth part) of all that very valuable colony, the province 
of EAST NEW-JERSEY, presently the property of the 

i For a notice of the Budd family, see N. J. Archives. XX., 208. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4OI 

grandson and heir at law of one of the original Twenty- 
four proprietors. 

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Brook Watson, 
merchant, in Watling-street London; Mr. Alexander 
Orme, clerk to the Signet, 1 and Mess Berry and Baillie,. 
merchants, in Edinburgh, Mr. William Donaldson, mer- 
chant, at New Brunswick in East New Jersey; and Mr.. 
Amos Strettell, merchant, in Philadelphia. 2 

RUN-AWAY on sunday the 28th of July, from Lambar- 
ton fishery, an Irish servant lad nam'd Mark M'Clough- 
land, aged about 18 years, low in stature and thick legs,, 
his complexion fair, and has some slight marks of the 
small-pox, his hair brown and curls, his under jaw pro- 
jects a little, he speaks quick and has the brogue on his 
tongue, had on when he went away, shoes, stockings,, 
check shirt, and a jacket and breeches of light coloured 
thickset lately made, and a hatt, and whether he took 
other cloaths with him it is unknown. Whoever shall 
take him up and deliver him at the nearest goal in Penn- 
sylvania or New-Jersey, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS 
reward paid by 

LAWRENCE SALTER, 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1131, August 9, 
1764. 

1 i In the College of Justice, a court erected in the time of King James 
V., of Scotland, cir. 1537, the clerks or writers to the signet (practition- 
ers of law) were instituted as a part of said College, and were "in- 
trusted with the forms of summonses and diligences," and were "au^ 
thorised to expede summonses which had not the accustomed brieves 
of the Chancery, wherein their styles by custom came to be known; 
and they are every year publicly called, and commanded, to keep the 
accustomed styles, and are censurable if they do it not, the matter 
and order being always the same, though they be not tied to partic- 
ular words, as they are tied in the brieves of the Chancery." By act 
of 1661 this Court was vested with exclusive jurisdiction "in discussing 
the validity or invalidity of infeftments of his Majesty's property, or 
any other infeftments," in consequence of which the clerks or writers 
to the signet, being practitioners in this Court, came to enjoy peculiar 
privileges in suits relating to real property. Stair's Institutions of 
the Law of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1832, II., 544, 548, 573,. 581. 
2 The sale was adjourned to May 29, 1765. 



402 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1763 

RuN-away from the subscriber living in Cranburry, 
Middlesex county, on the 2Oth of May last, a Negro, 
woman named Lucy, alias Sue, about 30 years old, a slen- 
der small woman, has lost most of her teeth; her dress 
very uncertain; she took 2 quilted petticoats one red the 
other blue, a blue and white chintz gown, and a pair of 
green cloth shoes, which she may change for others; 'tis 
supposed she is gone towards Bucks county, to one Lam- 
bert Vandyks near Neshaminy meeting-house, where she 
has a daughter; or to one Waglers near Franckfort, 
where her old masters daughter lives: or is in Philadel- 
phia at some free Negro's house; she has a mother and 
brother living with Mr. Kemble in Brunswick; said 
Negro talks Dutch well. Whoever secures said Negro 
so as her master may have her again, shall receive THREE 
POUNDS reward, and ail reasonable charges paid by 

PATRICK HANLON. 

N. B. Any person or persons who harbours or coun- 
tenances said Negro wench in the least, may depend upon 
being prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
General Wolfe, T. Smith, from Amboy. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1132, August 16, 1764. 

DRIFTED or stolen, the 4th Instant, at Night, from the 
Landing of Joseph Keighan, in West New Jersey, a half 
worn Wherry, paid or painted with Spanish-brown and 
Turpentine, with Mulberry Timbers; some Pieces have 
been put in her Gunwale, which have not been painted. 
She was anchored with a small Anchor and Chain, fast- 
ened to a Clevis, which was riveted thro' her Stern, on the 
Outside. The said Wherry was lost last Fall, and was 
found on the igth of March, in the Possession of George 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 403 

Deaton. who. by the Evidence of Thomas Hyott, proved 
her to be borrowed from Joseph Peterson of St. George's 
Hundred in New-Castle County. Whoever brings the 
said Wherry to Joseph Keighan, living on the River 
Shore, opposite the Battery, or to Arthur Donaldson, 
Shipwright, in the District of Southwark, shall have Fif- 
teen Shillings Reward; but if the Boat is proved to be 
stolen, and the Thief brought to Justice, Three Pounds 
Reward, paid by JOSEPH KEIGHAN, or ARTHUR DONALD- 
SON. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1860, August 16, 
1764, 

To be Sold, 

A Complete new Grist-Mill, and Saw-Mill, situated 
at Coryell's Ferry, (15 miles from Trentown) up 
the River Delaware, that has the Advantage of a constant 
Stream of Water. These Mills have 12 Feet Head and 
Fall of Water; the Grist-Mill can grind 100 Bushels a 
Day, and has all the Conveniency for manufacturing of 
Flour. The Mill-House is a new Stone Building, about 
30 Feet by 50; a Boat may discharge her Lading directly 
into the Mill-House. The Situation of this Mill is very 
convenient for purchasing of Wheat, as large Quantities 
are brought down the Delaware from Minisink, and must 
pass by this Mill. There is also plenty of Wheat to be 
bought in the Neighbourhood, as it is a plentiful Wheat 
Country. Flour can be transported from the Mill, and 
delivered at Philadelphia, at One Shilling and Six Pence 
per Cask, Freight. 

The Saw-Mill will cut a Thousand Feet a Day; and 
Logs may be had in plenty, at a reasonable Rate. 

These Mills have belonging to them, a Farm contain- 
ing 1 6 Acres of Land, with a tolerable good Well at the 
Door. Also, a Brew-House, Stable, &c. Any Person in- 



404 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

clinable to purchase the above' described Mills, &c. may 
have them at a moderate Price, by applying to Philip At- 
kinson, near the Premises, Thomas Atkinson, at Amwell, 
or James - Mc. Evers, at New-York, on paying down One- 
Third of the Purchase Money, and the Remainder may 
be made in easy Payments, on giving Security, if re- 
quired. 

N. B. In Case any Person should prefer hiring the 
above Mills, &c. to purchasing of them, may be had at a 
moderate Rent, with . 400 in Cash, free of Interest, for 
the Conveniency of purchasing Wheat. 

The George Tavern, 

NEAR Elizabeth-Town, with any Quantity of Land, 
from 20 to 50 Acres near the House, well accom- 
modated and in a fine Standing for Business; to be Lett 
for a Year, or a Term of Years, and to be entered upon 
the first Day of October next, or sooner. For further 
Particulars enquire of Henry Broadwell, on the Premises. 
The Neiv York Mercury, August 20, 1764. 

RUN away, on the ipth of this instant August, at 
Night, from the Subscribers (the one living in Water- 
street, and the other in Second-street) two Taylors Ap- 
prentices, both born in Freehold Township, Monmouth 
County, New -Jersey; one named Thomas Fenton, about 
1 8 Years of Age, has darkish strait Hair, of middle Size, 
but slim : Had on when he went away, a common Hat, 
light blue Cloth Coat, Thickset W T aistcoat, and blue Cloth 
Breeches, or Trowsers. The other named Joseph Hughes, 
about 17 Years old, a fair faced Lad, has short curled 
Hair, and is well set: Had on a Hat, light coloured 
Bearskin Coat, with red Lining, black Buttons, and black 
Button Holes, flowered Fustian Waistcoat, and blue Cloth 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 405 

Breeches. They have both served some Years to the 
Business. Whoever takes up and secures said Appren- 
tices, so that their Masters may have them again, shall 
have Four Pounds Reward for both, or Forty Shillings 
for either, and reasonable Charges, paid by 
FREDERICK HAGENER, arid CHRISTOPHER HANSMAN. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels, and others, are forbid 
to harbour them at their Peril 

Just published, and to be sold by DAVID HALL, at the 
New Printing-Office, in Market-street, Philadelphia 
(Price Fifteen Shillings) 

CONDUCTOR GENERALIS : Or, the OFFICE, DUTY AND 
AUTHORITY OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, High Sheriffs, 
Under Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Coalers, Jury Men 
and Overseers of the Poor. As also, the Office of Clerks 
of Assize, and of the Peace, &c. Compiled chiefly from 
BURN'S Justice, and the several other Books on those Sub- 
jects, as far as they extend, and can be adapted to these 
American Colonies. 

By JAMES PARKER, Esq; 

One of His Majesty's Justice of the Peace for Middlesex 
County, in New Jersey. 

The whole alphabetically digested under the several 
Titles; with a Table, directing to the ready finding out 
the proper Matter under those Titles. 

To which is added, A Treatise on the Law of Descents 
in Fee Simple: By WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Esq; Bar- 
rister at Law, Vinerian Professor of the Laws of Eng- 
land; with several choice Maxims in Law; &c 

To be sold by publick Vendue, on the I3th of October 
next, at the London Coffee-House in this City, Four small 
Tracts of located unimproved Land, situated in Great- 



406 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Egg-harbour, in the County of Gloucester, and the West- 
ern Division of New Jersey, viz. One Tract 396 Acres, 
adjoining to Land of Jesse Smith's, pretty well timbered; 
also one Tract 112 Acres, lying on the Fork of Middle 
Run, which is a suitable Place for a Saw-mill, and well 
timbered; likewise 82 Acres adjoining to Sarah Helby's 
great Survey; and 65 Acres of salt Marsh, adjoining to 
Israel Pemberton's Line; all which are recorded in the 
Office at Burlington. Also 2 Rights for Land in the 
Western Division of New- Jersey, 600 Acres in one, to be 
laid below the Falls, and 300 Acres in the other, to be laid 
above the Falls; all which Lands, and Rights of Lands 
were late the Property of Joseph Sharpless, jun. deceased, 
and the Title indisputable. Whoever inclines to purchase 
the said Lands, or Rights of Lands, may be further in- 
formed, before the Day of Sale, by applying to Benjamin 
Sharpless, living in Middletown Township, Chester 
County, Pennsylvania, or to Benjamin Sharpless, jun, 
living next Door to 'Squire Cox's, at the Corner of Third 
Street in Walnut Street, Philadelphia. 

Salem, August 15, 1764 

MADE his Escape last Night, out of Salem Goal, a Man, 
named John Cleaver, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, Pock 
marked, has black Hair; had on a blue Jacket, made out 
of an old Surtout Coat, with Metal Coat Buttons on it, 
Check Trowsers, old Hat, old Shoes and Stockings; he 
is a Taylor by Trade, and plays on the Fiddle; he is very 
talkative, and much addicted to drink. Whoever takes 
up said Cleaver, and confines him in any of His Majesty's 
Goals, or brings him to me at Salem, shall receive Three 
Pounds Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

JOHN BUDD, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1861, August 23, 
1764. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4O/ 

THE Rev. Samuel Kennedy, 1 of Baskinridge, or Ber- 
nard's Town, in the County of Somerset, and Prov- 
ince of New- Jersey, designs to have the learned Lan- 
guages, and liberal Arts and Sciences, taught under his 
Inspection, in a School-House now built on his own Plan- 
tation; where Persons may be fitted to enter any Class in 
College : Any convenient Lodgings may be had near the 
said School-House. 

N. B. There are Scholars now learning the Latin and 
Greek Languages in said School. 



T 



To the PUBLIC. 

HE Subscriber rinds himself obliged, with infinite 
Reluctance, to* address the Public on Account of a 
scurrilous Advertisement in Mr. Holt's Paper, signed by 
one Andrew Boivne. The Character and Reputation of 
a man in Trade, being of the most delicate and tender 
Nature, any Attempts to stigmatize it, not founded on 
Facts, or supported by Evidence, will never, I flatter my- 
self, influence the impartial Part of Mankind, before the 
Truth has been scrutinized in a legal Manner. But, some 
Time must elapse before this can be done : And as the 
Audaciousness of the Advertisement may make Impres- 
sions to my Prejudice, I shall endeavour to remove them, 
by laying all my Transactions with Bowne, open to the 
Public, whereby it may easily be perceived the Means by 

i Samuel Kennedy was born in Scotland, in 1720, educated at the 
University of Edinburgh, and then came to America, where he was 
taken on trial by the New Brunswick Presbytery, December 26, 1749, 
was licensed May 18, 1750, and was ordained minister of the Presby- 
terian church at Baskinridge, N. J., June 25, 1751. He established a 
classical school there, which was of a high order and was extensively 
patronized. He also practised medicine, achieving some reputation as 
a physician, and was in consequence called "Doctor" Kennedy. He 
received the honorary degree of A. M. from Princeton College in 1760. 
(The listing of his name in the Class of 1754, in recent General Cata- 
logues of Princeton, is doubtless an error.) He joined the N. J. Medi- 
cal Society in 1768, and was an attentive member. He died at Baskin- 
ridge, August 31, 1787, aged sixty-seven. Sprague's Annals, Webster's- 
Hist. Pres. Clmrcli, 604; A'. J. Archives, XIX., 418, 421, 577-8; XX., 489. 
Wickes's Medical Men of A. J., 305. 



4Q8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

which his Brain was so violently heated as to overcome 
his Reason. 

Andrew Bowne, of Shrewsbury, called on me last 
Summer, telling me, Joseph Holmes, of this City, had rec- 
ommended me to him as an honest Silversmith. He then 
bespoke a Set of Silver Buttons for a Suit of Cloaths. 
They were made exactly to his Directions, and when he 
came to fetch them, he seemed perfectly pleased with 
them. Three Weeks afterwards he called on me, and de- 
sired I would take them back. I represented to him how 
unsaleable Things made after another's Whim were; and 
that before I found a Person of his Taste, Years might 
elapse. He then offered me a Dollar, which I refusing, 
lie grewvpassionate, and went away in the greatest Anger. 
On his keturn home, he wrote me the annexed Letter 
(No. i.) which I despised, and returned no answer to. 
Last May he wrote me another (No. 2) in both which he 
has been very lavish of Names that no honest Man can 
well brook. I returned him an Answer (No. 3) with a 
View to pass the Affair into Ridicule; but it had a con- 
trary Effect, and the Advertisement in Question was pro- 
duced by it. 

Private Affairs, of a trivial and insignificant Nature, 
are unworthy the Attention of the Public. But when 
malicious Defamation is allowed to blast Character in a 
public News Paper, a Justification in the same public 
Manner becomes necessary; This Apology, I hope, will 
plead my Excuse. 

BENJAMIN HALSTED 

(No. 1) 

AS you promised to mend any of the Buttons I had of you, for nothing 
if they broke; I have accordingly sent one, that broke as I was trying 
my Cloaths on before they were finished. I perceive some Difficulty and 
Charge is like to attend, having a Button to send to New-York once a 
week, more or less, as Occasion shall require, and a Taylor to take off and 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 409 

put on the same. You was pleased to say ; you was sorry I should think 
hard of you, when I offered you a Dollar to take them off my Hands, which 
you refused. Had you said, you was sorry for imposing upon me, and was 
willing to make me Satisfaction, it would seemingly have faced your Pro- 
ceedings with more Humanity and Christianity than they now appear in, 
for the Button's breaking has discovered a farther Villainy in the Work, 
viz The Eye stuck in, without clinching. Had I lost my ten Pieces of 
Eight by a Free Booter, a Pickeroon, or a Pirate, I could better digest than 
now. Had I my Money, and you the Buttons, I would not give ten Coppers 
for them, much less than ten Pieces of Eight, neither would I have had the 
Imposition for twenty Pieces of Eight. Such Villainy is not easily ex- 
piated, and as I wear a noble Mind, willing to retaliate every Benefit, so as 
implacable to an Imposition. The Man that recommended you to me, has 
taken his Departure from Time, and is gone to make up his Account; and 
as a gentle Premonition may be proper, please to prepare yourself for the 
like great Change, &c. My Patience being much worn, it seems as if I was 
just now directed to a Text for my Relief, viz. Psal. xxxvii. 1, 2, Fret not 
thy self because of evil Doers, neither be thou envious against the Workers of 
Iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the Grass, and wither as the 
green Herbs. Prov. xxix, 1. He that being often reproved, -hardneth his 
Neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without fie/nedy ; 

These Texts gives me Leave to hope, you will not have the Oppor- 
tunity to impose upon many more. 

I shall leave you to contemplate on this short Letter a while. 
Shrewsbury, September 9, 1763, ANDREW BOWNE. 

P. S. Had the Buttons been made as an honest Man ought to have 
made them, for the Money you had for them, they would have lasted more 
years than they are now like to last Hours. 

(No. 2) 

THOU Child of Perdition, without any Sting of an Allegory, if you do 
not immediately make me Satisfaction for the Imposition you have 
put on me in the Buttons, I will promulgate you for a Villain. Were you 
a Man of Honour, you would have sent it long before now. I look on your 
Demerit to be such, that a Gibbet would be too favourable a Punishment 
for. I think it vain to multiply Words on this Matter, hoping you will 
make a more prudent Use of this Premonition than you did of my Letter, 
dated September 9, 1763. 

ANDREW BOWNE, 

Whom you think you have cheated, but beware in the End it be not your- 
self. 

Shrewsbury, May 21, 1764. 

P. S. I find it signifies nothing to send any more Buttons for you to 
mend for me, so long as I cannot have them returned. But when you 
send me the ten Pieces of Eight, I will send you all the d 'd Buttons 
to mend for yourself, if not, beware of, &c. 



410 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764. 

(No. 3) 

THOU Son of Ignition! Promulgator of Nonsense! Premonitor of 
the Gallows! Truly passionate, most furiously mad, I hail the Sanity 
in thy Pericranium ! Mayest thou escape the Castigation of the Bedlam 
Flagellator! I have essayed thy Letter in the Furnace of my Cogitations, 
but find it contains a Metal of abominable Alloy; it was so impregnated 
with Asperity, and of so corrosive a Nature, that when it came so irresist- 
ably pungent, that the Total of the human Oeconomy was incapable, either 
by Transpiration, Perspiration, or Inspiration, to found and fathom the 
Profundity of thy verbose, inflamatory, and most deplorable Diction, Fare- 
well. Wipe thy dirty Mouth, and endeavour to mend the Scurility of thy 
uncouth Manners, by Loticn Mundification, and Ceration; thereby to obtain 
a delectable Transmutation, from Depravation and Ribftcation to Beatitude 
and Pacification. And so, wishing thee a good Stool, I come to a Termina- 
tion, subscribing myself, 

None of thy humble Servant, 

BENJAMIN HALSTED. 

The New York Mercury, August 27, 1764. 

To be Sold by the Subscriber, 

A Very good farm and dwelling-house, with the mills, 
bolting house, bake house, and store house, at Second 
River, adjoining Mr. Courtlandt's mills : The farm con- 
sists of about 1 60 acres of land, whereof about 100 acres 
are clear'd, the remainder is good wood land : On it is a 
good stone dwelling-house 45 feet long, and 24 feet wide, 
having three rooms on a floor, a good cellar and cellar 
Kitchen under it, and a good barn, garden, and well near 
it. Opposite the house stands the mill on Second river, a 
most plentiful stream in the driest season : It is two 
stories high, 63 feet long, and 21 broad, and has three 
pair of stones in fine order : The bolting house adjoins 
it, which is two stories high, 42 feet long, and 21 feet 
broad; has five good bolts, is furnished with every thing 
necessary and convenient for the bolting business, and 
every operation is carried on by water; near it is an ex- 
cellent stone bake-house two stories high, 32 feet long, 
and 26 feet broad, which has two very fine ovens in it. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 411 

The stone house stands on the bank of Pasaick river, 
about a quarter of a mile from the mills, it is two stories 
and a half high, 56 feet long, and 28 wide, at its door a 

large boat may load and unload No mill in 

that province is better situated, nor has greater conve- 
niences for the bolting and baking business than the 
above : and as its distance from the city of New York is 
only about nine miles by land, of thirty miles by water, it 
can never want employment. 

JOHN SCHUYLER. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1134, August 30, 
1764. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward 

RUN away from his Bail, a certain Daniel M'Afee, a 
^Weaver by Trade, but has followed Privateering for sev- 
eral Years; he is about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, of a brown 
Complexion, and black Hair, he wears a Thickset Olive 
coloured Coat, a red Jacket and Breeches, but has blue 
Coat and Jacket also ; he has followed Weaving for some 
Time past, at one Christian Sharp's House, near Mr. 
Johnson's Iron-works, in Hunterdon County, West- Jer- 
sey: He stole a Woman's Saddle, with green Plush 
Seat, and Leather Skirts, which he swapt away for a 
Man's Saddle; he is much addicted to drinking and 
swearing, and is of a fractious, quarrelsome Disposition. 
Whoever apprehends the said Thief, and secures him, so 
that he may be brought to Justice, shall receive the above 
Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by the Sub- 
scriber, living on Derham Road, in Bedminster Township, 
Bucks County, near Teheken Creek. 

Edward Murphey. 

CAME to the Plantation of the Subscriber, living in the 
Township of Trenton, and County of Hunterdon, on 



412 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Tuesday, the 2ist of August, a bay Horse, about 14 
Hands three Inches high, without Brand or Ear-mark; 
said to be the Property of Mr. John Bayard, in Philadel- 
phia. The Owner of said Horse is desired to come, prove 
his Property, pay Charges, and take him away. 

DAVID HOWELL, junior. 

MADE his Escape, some Time about the Beginning of 
this inst. August, from the Sheriff of Burlington County, 
a certain Robert Holland, about 5 Feet 3 or 4 Inches high, 
dark Complexion, dark brown Hair, has a remarkable 
Lump or Wart on his Right-thumb, and has lost most of 
his fore Teeth, a Breeches Maker by Trade. Whoever 
takes up the said Robert Holland, and brings him to the 
Goal of the said County of Burlington, shall have three 
Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

DANIEL ELLIS, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette,. No. 1862, August 30, 
1764. 

Philadelphia, August 30. On the i8th Instant two 
Men were taken up at Elizabeth Town, and committed to 
Goal there, for passing a Number of Counterfeit Twenty 
Shilling Bills of this Province. One of them goes by the 
Name of Harman Rosecrans, the other by that of John 
Hannah; they had paid for three Horses in these Coun- 
terfeit Bills; are dated May i 1760. The Nezu York 
Mercury, September 3, 1764. 

Perth Amboy, August 30, 1764. 
MADE his escape from James Brooks, Esq; Sheriff of 
the city of Perth Amboy; on monday last, John Hughes, 
by occupation a ditcher and labourer, (and sometimes pre- 
tends to be a fortune teller) A short thick square shoul- 
dered fellow, about 5 feet 5 inches high, has sore eyes and 



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lost one or two of his fore teeth; had on when he went 
away, a cap, an old hat, an old brown coat and an old lead 
coloured pea jacket pieced on the sides with black (to 
make it big enough for him) a pair of check trowsers and 
another pair of old canvas tent. It is supposed he went 
away with one James Moore a servant of Philip Kerney, 
Esq; who run away on Sunday morning last, he is a tall 
spare young fellow about 24 years old, long black hair 
tied behind; had on when he went away, a new hat, a 
new brown sagathy coat and vest, black knit breeches and 
large striped trowsers, who is also advertised, it is 
thought they are gone to Brandy wine, Chester County, 
Pennsylvania, or towards Gunpowder, Baltimore County, 
Maryland. Any person or persons that will secure the 
said Hughes in any of his Majesty's goals or bring him 
to the subscriber at Perth Amboy, shall have THREE 
POUNDS reward and all reasonable charges paid by 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 

To BE SOLD, 

At the house of Mr. Joseph Hugg in Gloucester, on Wed- 
nesday the 26th instant. 

A Certain messuage, plantation, and tract of land situ- 
ated in township of Deptford; in the county of Gloucester, 
containing 200 acres with allowance for highways. And 
also another tract of land situated in the said township of 
Deptford, surveyed for 15 acres and 3 rods: late the 
estate of Richard Arell, and now in the possession of 
Thomas and Bartholomew Stiles; distant from Glouces- 
ter about nine miles, and from Woodbury about six; in 
which plantation there are about 40 acres of upland 
cleared, and about 20 acres of meadow watered by a fine 
stream running through the middle, called Vapue-Aloes, 
being a branch of Mantoes creek : the whole capable of 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

great improvement. For further particulars enquire on 
the premises, of Mr. Joseph Hugg, in Gloucester, or of 

JAMES and DRINKER, or 
JOHN HART, in Philadelphia. 

WAS committed, to the goal of Cumberland County, 
New Jersey, on suspicion of their being runaway servants, 
a man named John Back, aged about 25 years, as he says, 
and a woman named Mary Yates, the man says he hath 
served a time to Joseph Bantlent in Talbot county Mary- 
land; and the woman came here in company with him. 
Any persons that have any demands on them, are desired 
to make the same known to me, by the first day of Octo- 
ber next, or they will be discharged on paying costs 

HOWELL POWELL, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1135, September 
6, 1764. 

A PROCLAMATION 

GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Brit- 
ain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, 
&c. 

WHEREAS frequent Complaints have been heretofore 
made, that exorbitant Fees have been demanded and 
taken in the public Offices in several of our Colonies and 
Plantations in America, for Business transacted in such 
Offices. And whereas it hath been represented to Us, that 
there is great Reason to apprehend that such unwarrant- 
able Demands and Exactions are still continued in some 
of Our Colonies, particularly on the Survey and passing 
Letters Patent for Lands. And whereas such shameful 
and illegal Practices do not only dishonour Our Service, 
but do also operate to the Prejudice of the public Inter- 
ests, by obstructing the speedy Settlement of our Colo- 
nies: We do hereby express Our just Indignation at 



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such unwarrantable and dishonourable Practices; strictly 
enjoining and requiring all public Officers whatsoever, in 
their respective Stations, not to demand or receive any 
other Fees for public Business, transacted in their Offices, 
than what have been established by proper Authority, 
upon Pain of being removed from their said Offices, and 
prosecuted with the utmost Severity of the Law. 

In Testimony whereof, We have caused the Great Seal 
of Our Province of New Jersey to this Our Royal Proc- 
lamation to be affixed, and the same to be made Patent. 
Witness Our trusty and well beloved WILLIAM FRANK- 
LIN, Esq; Captain General and Governor in Chief in and 
over Our Province of New Jersey, and Territories there- 
on depending in America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral 
in the same &c, at our City of Burlington, the Twenty- 
third Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Sixty-four, in the Fourth Year of Our Reign. 

READ 

BY His EXCELLENCY 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over the 
Province of NEW JERSEY, and Territories thereon depend- 
ing in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral in the 
same, &c. 

A PROCLAMATION 

WHEREAS His Majesty, out of His paternal Regard 
for His Subjects in America, has been pleased to order 
and command, that exact Tables of the Fees, due and pay- 
able for Services done and performed at the public Offices, 
should be affixed up in such Offices : In Obedience to His 
Majesty's Royal Command, I do hereby order and direct 
all and every Officer or Officers, within this Province, to 
affix up, in their respective Offices a fair Table of the Fees, 
due and payable for Services done and performed therein, 



4l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

as the same are established by Law, and at all Times here- 
after to keep the same exposed to public View. 

Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at the City 
of BURLINGTON, this Twenty-third Day of August, in 
the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 
By his Excellency's Command. 

CHARLES READ, Secretary. 

Paxton, August 27, 1764. 

WAS taken up, above the Narrows, and brought to me 
the i Qth Instant, a Chestnut Mare, with white Mane and 
Tail, 3 Years old, about 14 or 15 Hands high, with a 
bright Star, branded on the near Shoulder with an M 
turned upside down, and an O within it, supposed to be 
stolen. The Owner is desired immediately to prove his 
Property, pay Charges, and take her away. 

THOMAS FORSTER. 

WHEREAS it is supposed that several original Deeds, 
Surveys, and other Papers (late the Estate of Joseph Pid- 
geon) were left in the Hands of some of his Friends in 
Philadelphia, as those Papers are of very great Conse- 
quence, and can not be found; therefore any Person or 
Persons having any Deeds, or other Papers, in their Pos- 
session, belonging to that Estate, are desired to signify 
the same to Ann Pidgeon, his Widow, at Trenton; or 
make the same known to William Coxe, Esq; of Phila- 
delphia; and the Favour will be gratefully acknowledged 
by their very humble Servant, 

Ann Pidgeon. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, no Acres of Land, or 
thereabouts, situate and lying in Pilesgrove, Salem 
County, West New-Jersey; the Land is good, and there 



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is a Quantity of exceeding good Meadow; it is well 
watered and timbered; about 30 Acres of Plough Land, 
a good Dwelling-house, with a Well of exceeding good 
Water. It lies within Half a Mile o<f a good Grist-mill, 
commodiously situate in the Heart of the Country. Any 
Person inclining to purchase the same, and paying Part 
of the Money down, may have a considerable Number of 
Years to pay the rest, giving Security, if required. Who- 
ever inclines to purchase, may know the Terms of John 
Holton in Philadelphia, The Title is indisputable. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1863, September 6, 1764. 

LOST, last Week, between Woodbridge and Eliza- 
beth-Town, in New- Jersey, a Lady's Gold Watch, 
in a Shagreen Case. Whoever will return the same to the 
Printer hereof, shall receive Five Dollars Reward. 

To be Sold, 

A Farm, containing between two and three Hundred 
Acres of Land, lying on South-River, at the New- 
Bridge; on which there is a good Frame House, Out- 
House and Barn; between 30 and 50 Acres of Fresh 
Meadow cleared, and more may be made : It lies on the 
high Road from Burlington to Sproull's Ferry, and is 
very convenient for a Tavern, having a good bearing 
Orchard on it, now in the Tenor of John Lurting. En- 
quire of Christopher Billopp, on Staten-Islaiid, who will 
agree for the same, and give an indisputable Title. Bonds, 
with good Security, will be taken in Payment. 

RuN-away on Monday the 27th of last Month, Au- 
gust, from Gilbert Smith, of Uppet Freehold, in 
Monmouth County, East New-Jersey, a Slave, named 
Jacob, but has several Times changed his Name, calling 
himself James Start, and James Pratt, &c. his Mother was 



41 8 NKW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

a Negro, and his Father an Indian, but he passes himself 
for an Indian, and is like one, of a yellowish tawney Col- 
our; is about 23 Years of Age, 5 Feet 4 or 5 Inches high; 
his Hair cut short on his Crown, but curls round his 
Neck; has a remarkable Scar on one of his Cheek Bones, 
occasioned by a Scald or Burn, and speaks good English : 
He is much addicted to Smoaking and Drinking. He 
went from his Work at the Plough, was without Shoe or 
Stocking, a"nd had on no other Clothes but an Oznabrig 
-Shirt and Trowsers, an old ragged brown Waistcoat, and 
.an old Hat. He came to New- York on Wednesday 
.Morning last, with one Aaron Buck, in a Sloop from Bar- 
'negat, or Tom's River, and has since been seen in Town. 
.Any Person that will bring the said Run-away to Mr. 
John Talman, in New- York, Butcher, or to Mr. Francis 
Field, on Golden-Hill, or commit him to any public Goal, 
giving Notice to one of the said Persons, will receive from 
either of them, Forty Shillings Reward, and all reason- 
able Charges. 

GILBERT SMITH 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forbid to harbour, 
conceal, or carry him off, as they will answer it at their 
Peril. The New York Mercury, September 10, 1764. 

THE SUBSCRIBER, hath lately opened a School in TREN- 
TON, and teaches the English Grammar, Reading, gram- 
matically, Writing, Arithmetick, Vulgar and Decimal &c, 
-agreeable to the newest Rules, and truest Method, prac- 
tised by the best Teachers, and approved of by all good 
Judges ; and being indef atigably diligent, he expects En- 
couragement from all who love the Improvement of 
YOUTH in VIRTUE AND LEARNING. 

JOHN REID. 

N. B. He would teach the practical Branches of the 
Mathematicks, if required. His School opens at 6 o'Clock, 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4 1 9 

A. M. with Morning and Evening Prayers. He has Ac- 
commodation for Half a Dozen BOARDERS. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Small Plantation, containing about 140 Acres, situ- 
ate in the County of Burlington, adjoining to Crosswick'^ 
Creek; within 4 Miles of Crosswick's Meeting-house and 
Allen's Town, and 6 from Bordentown; it is very con- 
venient to several Grist-Mills, 40 Acres of which is very 
good Meadow, the rest mostly good Wheat Land, and 
well timbered, a fine young' Orchard, a House and Barn 
on the Premises, and in good Fence. For Terms of Sale, 
enquire of FRANCIS KING, of Amwell, Hunterdon 
County, or JOHN IMLAY, of Borden Town. 

WAS Stolen out of the Pasture of Ephraim Phillips, in 
the City of Burlington, West New-Jersey, on the 4th of 
this instant September, at Night, a likely bay Mare, a nat- 
ural Pacer, about 13 Hands high, and 7 or 8 Years old, 
has some white about her hind Footlocks, galled with the 
Saddle near her Shoulder, a square bob Tail, shod before, 
and is a very lively Creature. The Person supposed to 
have taken her is a short thick Man, a Barber by Trade, 
has lost some Part of his Nose, and has something of a 
Hair Lip. Whoever takes up said Mare, and secures her, 
so that the Owner may have her again, shall receive Five 
Dollars Reward; and if stolen, and the Thief brought to 
Justice, Five Dollars more, paid by me 

Ephraim Phillips. 

Burlington, September 6, 1764. 

WAS committed to the Goal of this County, on the 
Fourth Instant, a certain Negroe Man, about 5 Feet 9 or 
10 Inches high, of a yellow Complexion, speaks good 
English, and says he was born in New England, and has 



42O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

been used a little to the Sea; he had several Sorts of 
Passes with him, which it is thought he wrote himself. 
His Master is desired to come and pay Charges, and take 
him away, otherwise he will be sold for the same, by 

EPHRAIM PHILLIPS, Goaler. 

Hunterdon County, West New- Jersey, September 3, 

1764. 

STOLEN, -the 28th Day of last Month, from the Sub- 
scriber, living in Reading Town, a bright bay Horse, 
about 14 Hands and a Half high, and 8 Years old, brand- 
ed S on the near Shoulder, and on the Thigh S h M, the 
hind Feet white, the off Foot not so high as the near ; shod 
all round; paces and trots. Likewise a black Mare, about 
14 Hands high, long bodied, high hipped, switch Tail, no 
Brand nor Ear-mark, a shuffling Pacer and shod before. 

The supposed Thieves are two young Dutchmen; the 
eldest about Twenty-four Years of Age, five Feet ten 
Inches high, and has a Down-look : Had on a brown 
Winsted Coat, black Velvet Jacket, Check Shirt and 
Linen Trowsers. The youngest about Twenty Years of 
Age; had on a Thickset Jacket, with out Sleeves, Check 
Shirt with Tuckers to the Breast, and a new Pair of Check 
Trowsers, and is about five Feet eight Inches high, It is 
supposed they will change Clothes. Whoever takes up 
said Thieves, and confines them in any of His Majesty's 
Goals, so as they may be brought to Justice, shall have 
Three Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

WILLIAM KOUSHELL. 

N. B. The above described Thieves have been in the 
Army and it is thought have deserted from several Regi- 
ments. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, in Upper Freehold, 
Monmouth County, on the 26th of August, a yellow Ne- 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 421 

groe Man, named Jacob, about 5 Feet 4 or 5 Inches high, 
bushy Head of Hair; had on, when he went away, an 
Ozenbrigs Shirt, Tow Trowsers, but it is likely he will 
change his Name and Cloaths, and pass for a free Man, 
as he has attempted it before; he has a remarkable Scar 
on his left Jaw, occasioned by a burn. Whoever takes up 
said Servant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's 
Goals, so that his Master may have him again, shall have 
Thirty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid 

by 

GILBERT SMITH 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1864, September 
13, 1764. 

Burlington, September 13, 1764 

Stolen or strayed from a Pasture near Burlington, on 
Monday Night or Tuesday Morning last, a small sorrel 
Mare, about 12 Hands high, has a Blaze down her Face, 
several Saddle Spots on her Back, and a small Scar on 
her near Hip, trots, paces and gallops well. Whoever 
brings the said Mare to John Carty, Taylor in Burling- 
ton, shall have Twenty Shillings Reward, and all reason- 
able Charges paid; if stolen, Five Pounds will be given 
to any one who will discover the Thief, so as he may be 
brought to Justice. 

Gloucester, September n, 1764. 

Committed to the Common Goal of this County, Yes- 
terday, on Suspicion of being a Runaway, a Man named 
John Campbell, alias Cannaday; he is about 5 Feet 8 or 
9 Inches high, brown Hair, tied behind, Ozenbrigs Shirt, 
black Breeches; says he came from Sterling Iron-works, 
in East Jersey. His Master, if any he has, is desired to 
come, pay Charges, and take him away, otherwise he will 
be sold for the Charges in 3 or 4 Weeks from this Date. 

JOSEPH COWGILL, Goaler. 



422 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

RUN away, on Sunday Night, the Ninth of this instant 
September, a Dutch Servant Boy, about 18 Years of Age, 
named Elias Younken; had on, when he went away, an 
old turned Jacket, of a brown Colour, wears his own 
Hair, of a light Colour, has a down Look, and, I believe, 
has neither Shoes nor Stockings with him. Whoever 
takes up the said Servant, and brings him to the Sub- 
scriber, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reason- 
able Charges, paid by HANCE LAMBSON, living in Penn's 
Neck, near Salem, in New Jersey. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 1865, September 20, 1764. 

FIVE PISTOLES Reward. 

RUN AWAY the loth of this instant, at night, from Ed- 
ward Tonkins of Springfield township, in the county of 
Burlington and province of New-Jersey : A servant man 
named Matthew Case, about five or six and twenty years 
of age, a thick well set man, has dark brown hair cut short 
upon the crown of his head : When he went away he had 
on a pair of turned pumps stitched round .the upper parts 
of the quarters, he carried away several sorts of cloathes 
with him, so that it is uncertain what dress he may wear : 
it is thought he may go towards East-town, as he inquired 
about that place the day he went off. Whoever takes up 
said servant, so that the owner may have him again, shall 
have the above reward, paid by me 

EDWARD TONKINS. 

Just imported in the Brigantinc Africa, Francis Moore, 
master, from the coast of Guinea, and to be sold by 

THOMAS RICHE, 
In New Jersey, opposite Philadelphia, 
A few likely Negro men, women, boys and girls, very 
reasonable for cash or short credit. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 423- 

N. B. The said Riche will attend the Sale from 10 to> 
i o'clock, and from 2 till 5 in the afternoon. 



STOLEN on the 5th instant from Benjamin Marsh of 
Elizabeth town : A likely brownish bay mare, about four- 
teen hands high, neither brand nor mark, her hind hoffs 
white, a black list down her rump, and some white spots 
on her back, occasioned by saddle gauls : She is stolen by 
a man named Samuel Morrow, born in Ireland, is a 
weaver by trade, about 6 feet high, about 30 years of age, 
has had the small-pox, and speaks much on the broague, 
'tis said he is gone to Virginia. Whoever secures the 
mare so that the owner may have her again, shall have 
FIVE POUNDS reward, and reasonable charges, and for 
apprehending the thief, so that he may be brought to 
justice, TEN POUNDS reward, paid by me 

BENJAMIN MARSH. 

Perth Amboy, August 28. 

RUN-AWAY last Sunday morning from the subscriber, a 
servant named James Moore, of about four or five and 
twenty years of age, of a dark or swarthy completion, 
with long black hair tied behind; had on when he went 
away, a new hat, a new coat and vest of brown sagathy, 
a pair of new black knit breeches, a pair of long striped 
linnen trozusers, and a speckled shirt, but has white shirts 
with him, a pair of leather breeches and some old d oaths. 
Whoever takes up the said man, and secures him in any 
goal, or brings him home, shall have THREE POUNDS proc- 
lamation money, and all reasonable charges paid by 

P. KEARNY, 



424 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Just imported in the Philadelphia Packet, Capt. Richard 
Budden, and to* be sold wholesale and retail, for ready 
money only, by 

ANN HUME, 
of BURLINGTON, in WEST-JERSEY. 



BOYS white thread hose, 

Womens ditto, 

Hens ditto, 

Mens brown ditto t 

Boys white cotton hose, 

Womens ditto, 

Mens white cotton hose, 

Womens blue worsted with clocks, 

Mens grey worsted hose, 

Mens black worsted ditto, 

Womens worsted mitts, 

Womens silk mitts, 

Black silk breeches, 

Cloth colour'd ditto, 

Mens superfine silk hose, 

Worsted breeches pieces, 

Thread ditto, 

Boys felt hats lined, 

Mens ditto, 

Mens castor ditto, 

Mens beaver ditto, 

10 nail check linen, 

11 nail ditto, 

3 4 and 7-8 ditto, 
Yard wide ditto, 
Yard and 3-8 linen, 
White and dyed jeans, 
Yd. wide rlower'd demity, 
Striped cotton holland, 
Irish sheeting, and brown Holland, 
Russia drabs, 
White Russia sheeting, 
Printed callicoes, 3 colours, 
Printed ditto, 2 colours, 
Printed ditto, single purple ground, 
A variety of printed callicoes, 
Printed linen, blue and white hand- 
kerchiefs, 



Pint tumblers engraved, 

Neat plain double flint cruets, 

Strong salts, 

Hallowed ditto, 

Double flint mustard potts, 

Ditto cream potts, 

Common glass decanters, 

Pint ditto, 

Half pint ditto, 

Single flint cruets, 

Ditto mustard potts, 

Ditto Salts, 

Ditto wine glasses, 

Ditto jelly glasses, 

Ditto pint tumblers, 

Ditto half pint, 

Ditto gills and half gills, 

Ditto milk potts, 

Beer glasses and muggs, 

Double flint wine glasses, 

Quart decanters ditto, 

Ditto pint tumblers, 

Ditto large beer glasses, 

Several sizes glass jars, 

A case of prints, and machines for 

viewing the Prints, 
Powder and shott, 
Several sorts of rappee snuff, 
Variety of china dishes and plates, 
China coffee potts, 
Ditto mugs, 

Ditto handled chocolate cups, 
Ditto jarrs, 
Ditto fruit dishes, 
Ditto sailed, 

Variety of bowls and basons, 
China coffee cans, 
Ditto patty pans, 



1764] 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



425 



Ditto paste work, 

Pomeranias, 

Yard wide Irish linens, 

Ell wide Muslins, 

Nankeens, 

3-4 dowlas, long lawns, 

3-4 and 7-8 garlix, 

Brown ozenbrigs, 

Brown rolls, 

Demy Cambrick, 

Clear lawns, 

Bandanoes, spotted, 

Ditto, bordered, 

Silk lungee romals, 

Cotton romals, brown corner, 

Ditto blue, 

Persian taffaties, striped, 

Coloured ditto, 

Common press'd dolls, 

Carts, chairs, and horses for children 

Sorted toys, 

Fiddles for children, 

4 joint hazel rods for fishing, 

3 joint ditto, 

4 jointed dogwood rods for fishing, 

3 joint ditto, 

4 joint bambue ditto, 

3 joint ditto, 

Best kirby hooks, untied, 
Best round ditto, 
Common hooks, ditto, 

4 joint solid rods, 
3 joint ditto, 

6 stave reels of fishing lines, 
8 stave ditto, 
10 stave ditto, 
Flys on gut, 
Common hair lines, 
Best ditto, 

Best with kirby hooks, 
Best silk fishing lines, 
Common tied hooks, 
Best kirby hooks tied, 
2d, 3d, 4d, 6d. 8d, 10d, 12d, and 
20d nails, 



Ditto tea potts, 

Ditto milk mugs, 

Ditto sugar dishes, 

Ditto handled tea cups and saucers, 

Ditto coffee cups and saucers, 

And a variety of tea cups and 
saucers, 

Blue nankeen, compleat setts of tea 
things, 

Ditto enamell'd, 

Playing cards of both sorts, 

The best white Bristol knee and shoe 
buckles, 

French plate, salts with glasses, 

Wine glasses engraved, 

Setts of Castors and frames with 
silver tops, 

French plate cream juggs, 

Ditto table spoons, 

Ditto soop spoons, 

Ditto tea spoons, 

Ditto tea tongs, 

Candlesticks, coffee potts and waiters, 

Fine japan'd tea board, and ditto 
waiters, 

Straw tooth pick cases, 

Fine japan'd tooth-pick cases, 

Carved ditto, paper ditto, 

Fine ivory ditto, 

Smelling bottles in japan'd cases, 

Ditto in pierced ivory, 

Ditto in paper, 

Silk needle books, 

Fine velvet ditto, with pin cushion 
arid scissors, 

Ladies straw toiletts with glasses, 

Morocco pocket books mounted with 
silver, 

Setts of fine past necklace and ear- 
rings, 

Shagreen case, with a sett of best 
ivory handled table knives and 
forks, 

Ditto with fine strong ' silver han- 
dles, 



426 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764. 



A neat cut pyramid, ornamented 
with green drops, white drops, 

A round scollop'd looking glass, 

Stand for ditto 21 over with eight 
double bent jellies, 

4 vase syllabubs in waves, 

4 short sugar plumbs, 

4 green saucers, 

Best quart decanters labell'd Madeira, 

Pints ditto, 



Bone nutmeg graters, 

Back gammon tables, 

Fine painted paper, machee snuff 
boxes, ditto engraved, 

Bottle cases and bottles, 

A case of mathematical instru- 
ments. 

Cases of well assorted china, with 
sundry other articles. 



The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1137, September 
20, 1764. 



London, July 13. His Majesty hath been pleased to 
appoint Frederick Smith, Esq ; Chief Justice of the Prov- 
ince of New- Jersey, in America. The Neiv York Mer- 
cury, September 24, 1764. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE, 
PHILADELPHIA, 

William Brown, Gloucester County. 
Samuel Gilmore, near Bordentown, 
Allen Gillespie, (2) New- Ark, 
John Hatton, Salem, 
James Wilson, Deep Run, 
Sarah Hopkins, Haddenfleld, 
Patrick Hammel, Amwell County, 
John King, Pennington, 
James Lowermore, Kingston, 
Peter Light, Windsor Forge, 
Alexander Miller, Bedminster 

Township, 

Bernard Murray, Milford Hundred, 
Henry Moore, New Providence, 
Timothy O'Connor, (2) Morris 

County, 



Jacob Prickett, East Jersey, 
Elijah Pound, East Jersey, 
Francis Prassett, Burlington, 

County, 

James Richey, Ringwood, 
Capt. John Stout, Kings Town, 
John Smart, Glouster, 
Robert Thompson, New-Jersey, 
Isaac Vancab, West New-Jersey, 
Abel Fisher, New Jersey, 
Joseph Woodrow, Evesham, 
John Agnew, Isaac Beliw, Dr. Wil- 
liam Plunkett, David Simerall, 
Cumberland County. 



Sunday last the Revd. Mr. WHITEFIELD Preached 
at the new Presbyterian Church, in Arch-street, to a pro- 
digious crowded Auditory. The next Day he set out for 



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Prince-Town, to be at the Commencement of the New- 
Jersey College. He is expected in , town this Evening,, 
and Preaches on Sunday next at Nine o' Clock in the 
Morning, at the new Presbyterian Church. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1138, September 27, 1764. 

RUN away from his Bail, at the Andover Iron-works, 
in Sussex County, on Sunday, the 2d of this Inst. Sep- 
tember, Richard Normand, born in Pennsylvania, by 
Trade a Blacksmith, but pretends to be something of a 
Founder, about 27 Years of Age, 5 Feet 8 Inches high, 
has brown curled Hair, thin Visage, pretty much freckled, 
has a remarkable Stoppage in his Speech, and may be par- 
ticularly observed when in Liquor; had on, and took with 
him, when he went away, a blue Cloth Coat, a green flow- 
ered Velvet Jacket, a Snuff coloured Coat, a blue Cloth 
Waistcoat and Breeches, blue worsted Stockings, new 
Shoes, with carved Silver Shoe Buckles. Whoever takes 
him up, and delivers him to the Sheriff of said County, 
or to the Subscriber, at the Andover Iron-works, shall re- 
ceive the Sum of Ten Pounds, and all reasonable Charges,, 
from ROBERT TAYLOR. 

Run away, the 22d of August last, from the Subscriber, 
living in Greenwich Township, Cumberland County, 
West Jersey, an Apprentice Lad, named John Jones, 18 
Years of Age, a Tanner by Trade; he is tall, of a fair 
Complexion, has curled Hair, marked with the Small- 
Pox; had on, when he went away, a Thickset Coat, Jean 
Vest and Breeches, and half-worn Hat. Whoever takes 
up and secures the said Apprentice, so that his Master 
may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, paid by 

SAMUEL DENNIS. 



428 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Alloway's Creek, Salem County, Sept. u, 1764. 
THREE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN away from his Bail, on the 3ist ult. a certain 
Daniel Bench, this Country born, about 22 Years of Age, 
about 5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, round shouldered, but 
otherwise well set, full faced, has light brown Hair, dark 
brown Eyes, dark Complexion, of a down Look, and 
sometimes caHs himself Daniel Moore; had on, and took 
with him, an old Felt Hat, Snuff coloured Broadcloth 
Coat, with a falling Collar, carved yellow Metal Buttons, 
Cotton Velvet Jacket, a white Fustian Ditto, Nankeen 
Breeches, a Pair of black Yarn Stockings, one Pair of 
clouded Worsted Ditto, old Shoes, a Check Shirt, one 
white homespun Ditto; has a Woman with him which he 
calls his Wife; she is of a dark Complexion, black Hair; 
had on a Calicoe Gown, red quilted Petticoat, blue Stock- 
ings, a Pair of White Yarn Ditto, a Pair of old striped 
Lincey Shoes, blue and white stripes. Whoever takes up 
and secures the said Bench, in any of his Majesty's Goals, 
so that he may be brought to Justice, shall have the above 
Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

ISAAC OAKFORD. 

N. B. If the said Bench is taken up in Pennsylvania 
or Maryland, and Notice thereof given to Aaron Oakford, 
in Front-street, Philadelphia, the above Reward and 
Charges will be paid by him. The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 1866, September 27, 1764. 

SOVEREIGN SYBRANDT, 

TAKES this method of informing the Public, that he 
has, for better accommodating Passengers, fitted 
up. and compleated in the neatest Manner, a new and gen- 
teel stage Waggon, which is to perform two Stages in 



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every Week, from Philadelphia to New-York, vizt. Sets 
out from Philadelphia on Mondays, and runs from thence 
to Trenton, from Trenton to Brunswick, from Brunswick 
to said Sybrandt's House, and from said Sybrandt's 
House, by the new and lately established Post Road, (on 
Bergen, which is now generally resorted to by the Popu- 
lace, who prefer a Passage by said Place, before the Dan- 
ger of crossing the Bay) to Powles's Hook, Opposite to 
New- York, where it discharges the Passengers. From 
which last Place it returns on Wednesdays, and is in Phil- 
adelphia the Friday following; each single Person only 
paying at the Rate of Two Pence Half-Penny per Mile, 
from said Powles's Hook, to said Sybrandt's House (as 
it's the longest Stage, and is obliged to return back the 
same Day it arrives at said Powles's Hook) and at the 
Rate of Two Pence for every Mile after. 

N. B. As said Sybrandt now dwells in the House 
known by the Sign of the Roebuck, within two Miles and 
an Half of Elizabeth-Town, and conveniently situated on 
the Road for the Reception of Travellers; which House 
he has now finished in a genteel Manner, with good Beds 
and Bedding, and has laid in a choice Assortment of 
Wines and other Liquors; where Gentlemen Passengers, 
Travellers and others, may at all Times be assured of 
meeting witfi the best of Entertainment, and good Attend- 
ance for themselves and Horses, as said Sybrandt shall al- 
ways make it his Endeavour, by his Assiduity, Care and 
Dispatch, in the Business, to merit the Favour and Es- 
teem of the Public in general. The New York Mercury, 
October i, 1764. 

RUN away from the Subscribers living in Amwell, in 
the County of Hunterdon, West Jersey, five Negroes, two 

iAt what time the road from Bergen to Bergen Point was laid it is 
now difficult to tell." Winfichl's Hist. Hudson County, 359. 



430 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

of them are Men, about 30 Years of Age, well set, sup- 
posed to have taken a Gun with them ; the other three are 
Women, about 25 Years of Age, one of them has a Child, 
about four Months old. The above Negroes have been in 
the Country about two Years, speak bad English, and 

went all off in Company together Whoever 

takes up and secures said Servants, in any of His Maj- 
esty's Goals, so as their Masters may have them again, 
shall receive .Twenty- four Dollars Reward, and so in Pro- 
portion, for either of them taken separate, w r ith all reason- 
able Charges, paid by WILLIAM NORCROSS, GERSHAM 
LEE, DANIEL READING, THOMAS READING, ISAAC FITZ- 
JRANDOLPH. 

ALL persons indebted to the estate of John Ferguson, 
late of the city of Burlington, boatman, deceased, are de- 
sired to pay the same to the subscriber; and those that 
have any demands against the said estate, are desired to 
send in their accounts, in order to have them adjusted by 
MARTHA FERGUSON, administratrix. 

To be SOLD by the subscribers, a wood boat, with all her 
sails, cable and anchor, two years old this fall, will carry 
14 cord of wood, and with a small expence, will make a 
shallop, being almost decked. Any person inclining to 
purchase, may be further informed, by enquiring at Coxe 
and Furman's store, in Water-street, Philadelphia, or by 
the subscribers, near Trenton, New-Jersey. 

ISAAC PEARSON, ROBERT PEARSON. 

N. B. The purchaser may have a reasonable time for 
payment, giving security. 

TEN POUNDS Reward. 

MADE his escape from the sheriff of Middlesex, a cer- 
tain Peter Ten Kick, a lusty likely man, about 5 feet 10 



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inches high, fresh coloured, has dark hair, dwelt lately 
near Spotswood, in South Amboy, and owned a grist-mill 
and forge; was born in Somerset county, and some time 
ago owned a grist-mill upon Rariton river ; he is supposed 
to be now skulking somewhere in Somerset county. Who- 
ever apprehends him, and brings him to the goal in Perth 
Amboy, or secures him in any other of his Majesty's 
goals, shall receive the above reward, and all reasonable 
charges, paid by me 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1867, October 4, 
1764. 

Princetown, September 26. This Day the Trustees of 
the College of New-Jersey, attended the anniversary 
Commencement in the Church. 1 In the Morning, the Rev. 
Mr. Whitefield preached a Sermon on Phil. iii. 8 in the 
Close of which he gave a very striking and animated Ex- 
hortation to the young Gentlemen who were Candidates 
for the Honours of the College. The Exercises usual on 
such Occasions, were performed to the Satisfaction of all 
who understood them. The following Theses were dis- 
puted, viz. 

Mentiri, ut vel Natio conservetur, hand fas est. 

Lux rationis Sola, incitamenta ad virtutem satis effica- 
cia, non praebet. 

Somnia non sunt universaliter inania, et nil portenden- 
tia. 

Nullam veram virtutem habet, qui omnes non habet.* 

The following young Gentlemen were admitted to the 

i This was the first commencement held in the newly-erected Pres- 
byterian church. The building was begun in 1762, as in September of 
that year the walls were up, or partly up. The subscription for the 
new church was dated January 20, 1762; the College agreed to lend 
700 for the purpose. Mr. Hageman says the building became fit for 
use in 1766, some months before the death of President Finley. The 
fact that the building was used for the College commencement in 1764 
indicates that it had made better progress than Mr. Hageman sup- 
posed. 



432 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Degree of Batchelors of Arts, viz.' Thomas Alkin, Thom- 
as John Clagett, William Forster, Nathaniel Hayard, 
John Laurence, Samuel Leake, John M'Creiy, Alex- 

iThe following sketches (except those of Dr. Lawrence and James 
Tuttle) are condensed from S. D. Alexander's biographies of Princeton 
Graduates in the 18th Century: 

Thomas John Clagget was born October 2, 1743, in Prince George 
County, Md. After graduating from Princeton College he studied 
theology, and went to England for ordination, which he received at 
the hands of the Rt. Rev. Richard Ferrick, Bishop of London. Re- 
turning to America, he became Rector of All Saints' Parish, in Calvert 
County, Md. In 1780 he became Rector of St. Paul's, Prince County, 
Md. He received the degree of D. D. from Princeton College in 1787. 
On May 31, 1792; he was elected Bishop of Maryland, and was the first 
U. S. Senate in 1800. He died August 2, 1816. 

William Foster was a native of Lancaster, Penn. He was ordained 
and installed pastor of the Presbyterian churches of Upper Octorara 
and Doe Run, Pa., Oct. 19, 1768. He was an ardent friend of the Amer- 
ican cause in the Revolution until his death, Sept. 30, 1780. 

Nathaniel Hazard (not Hayard, as in the text) is believed to have 
been a son of Nathaniel Hazard of New York, and a cousin of Eben- 
ezer Hazard, of the Class of 1762. He received the degree of A. M. in 
1770, and also from Yale. He died in 1798. 

John Lawrence was born in 1747, son of John Lawrence (born 1709, 
died 1794), and Mary, daughter of William Hartshorne. John Law- 
rence, sen., was a surveyor, of Monmouth county, who ran the "Law- 
rence Line" between East and West Jersey. Having graduated at 
Princeton in 1764 young Lawrence studied medicine and graduated 
from the Medical College of Philadelphia in 1768, being one 9f the first 
ten who received literary honors from that institution. His was the 
first medical degree conferred in America. He began his practice in 
Monmouth county. Early in the Revolution he was suspected of dis- 
loyalty to the American cause, and by order of Gen. Washington he 
was arrested at Perth Amboy, with a number of other prominent cit- 
izens of that place, by Major Duyckinck, July 6, 1777, and removed to 
Trenton. A committee of the Provincial Congress reported, July 9, 
1777, that they had waited on Dr. Lawrence and others, "apprehended 
and removed to this place, pursuant to an order of General Washing- 
ton," and had taken "their parole, not to depart the town of Trenton, 
unless with leave of Congress." On Saturday, July 13, 1777, it was 
"ordered, that Dr. John Lawrence have leave to remove, on his 
parole, to Morristown, and not to depart from thence, more than six 
miles, without leave of Congress." A remarkable tribute to his ability 
and popularity appears in the proceedings of the Provincial Congress 
of Wednesday, July 17, 1777, when 

"A petition from sundry ladies at Perth Amboy, setting forth, that 
they apprehend fatal and melancholy consequences to themselves and 
families, and to the inhabitants in general, if they should be deprived 
of the assistance of Dr. Lawrence's skill in his profession, as his 
attendance is hourly necessary to several patients now much indis- 
posed, who will be left helpless if he be removed, as no other prac- 
titioner resides in that place, praying that he may be permitted to 
remain in Amboy; was read, and ordered a second reading. 

"The petition from sundry ladies at Perth Amboy was read a second 
time, and ordered that a copy of the following letter, addressed to 
Mrs. Franklin, one of the subscribers, be signed by the President and 
sent: 

"Madam: 

"I am ordered by Congress to acquaint you, and through you 
the other ladies of Amboy, that their petition in favour of Dr. John 
Lawrence has been received and considered. 

"Could any application have procured a greater indulgence to Dr. 
Lawrence, you may be assured yours could not have failed of success. 
But, unhappily, madam, we are placed in such a situation, that 
motives of consideration to individuals must give place to the safety 
of the publick. 

"As Dr. John Lawrence therefore has fallen under the suspicion of 



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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 433 



ander Millar, Daniel Platt, Joseph Smith, Thomas Tred- 
well, James Tuttle, Andrew Wilson, William Woodhull. 

our generals, we are under the necessity of abiding by the steps which 
are taken; And are, &c." 

He was subsequently permitted to leave the State, and located in 
New York city, where he practiced medicine until 1783, and was also. 
in command of a local Company of volunteers for the defence of the 
city. At the close of the War he returned to New Jersey, residing at 
Upper Freehold, but did not resume practice, having abundant means. 
His patients were among the most prominent families of New Jersey 
and New York, Long Island and Westchester county. He was never 
married. He died April 29, 1830, at Trenton, while away from home.. 
His remains were brought back and interred in the grave yard of the 
old Yellow Church (Baptist) at Upper Freehold. N. J. Archives, X., 
302, note; Wickes's Hist. Medicine in New Jersey, 307-310; Old Times in 
Old Monmouth, 48, 150; Lawrence Genealogy, 1858; SaUne's Loyalists, II., 2; 
Whitihc-ad's History of Ptrth Amloy, 330; Minutes of Provincial tonyr\8s, 
passim. 

Samuel Leake, a native of Virginia, was licensed by the presbytery 
of Hanover, at Tinkling Spring. Virginia, April 18, 1766, was ordained 
May 3, 1770, and settled as pastor of Rich Cove and North Garden 
Presbyterian churches, Albemarle County, Virginia. He died Decem- 
ber 2, 1775. 

John McCrery studied theology and was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New Castle about 1767. He was ordained and installed as pastor 
of White Clay Creek Church, Delaware, in 1769, which charge he held 
until his death in 1800. 

Alexander Miller was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New 
York in 176<, and was ordained in 1770. In 1771, he took charge ot a 
church gathered in Schenectady, New York, where he remained for 
eleven years, but during the distraction of the Revolutionary war, his- 
congregation dispersed, and he was compelled to leave the field. He 
was a trustee of Princeton College, 17S5-1795. 

Joseph Smith, of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Castle, August 5, 1767, and was ordained and in- 
stalled pastor of Lower Brandywine Church, Delaware, April 19, 1769.. 
He resigned in 1772, and in 1774 accepted a call from the Second Church, 
in Wilmington, which had united with his old Brandywine Church. 
He laboured here until April, 1778, when he resigned on account of the 
distracted state of the country, and removed to Western Pennsylvania, 
becoming pastor in 1780 of the church at Buffalo and Cross Creek. 
A revival soon began in his church which never ceased till the day of 
his death, more than twelve years. He died April 19, 1792. 

Thomas Treadwell was a member of the Assembly of New York 
from Suffolk County, 1776-1783, and 1791 to 1795 he was a member of 
Congress from New York. He died in 1826. 

James Tuttle was born May 7, 1742, the son of Col. Joseph Tuttle 
and his second wife, Abigail Nutman, sister of the Rev. John Nutman. 
Col. Tuttle was an Elder in the Hanover (Morris County) Presbyter- 
ian church for many years. Young Tuttle was fitted for College in 
the school of his pastor, the Rev. Jacob Green, and having graduated 
at Nassau Hall in 1764 studied theology with Mr. Green. In 1767 he 
was licensed to preach, by the Presbytery of New York. On Feb. 2, 
1767, he married Anna, daughter of the Rev. Jacob Green. In April he 
became pastor of the Rockaway Presbyterian church. Before the end 
of 1769 he became too ill to preach, and so continued until his death, 
at Hanover, Dec. 25, 1770. He had but one child, Benajah, who died a 
few weeks before him. Mr. Tuttle was also pastor of the Parsippany 
church. He lived at Rockaway, in a parsonage built expressly for 
him. His tombstone (at Hanover) says: "This man of God had a 
short race but swift, he ran far in littel time. Few exceeded him in 
sweetness of Temper, Tenderness of conscience and fidelity In his 
ministerial work and the End of this man was Peace." Annals of 
Morris County, by the Rev. Joseph F. Tuttle, 1876, p. 80. 

William Woodhull, probably a native of Long Island, was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Suffolk in 1768, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of New York in 1770. In 1783, on account of ill health, he ceased from 
preaching and devoted himself to secular pursuits. 



434 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

The following commenced Master of Arts, viz. The 
Rev. Messrs. John Strain, and Nathan Kerr, and Messrs. 
David Caldwell, Thomas Henderson, John Leferty, and 
James Thompson; also, the Rev. Mr. David McGregore, 
had the honorary Degree of Master of Arts conferred on 
him. 

*The above Latin Theses, for the Sake of English 
Readers, being translated, stand thus : 

To lye for the Sake of saving a whole Nation, is not 
lawful. 

The Light of Reason alone, does not afford sufficient 
-Motives to Virtue. 

All Dreams are not useless and insignificant. 

He has not one true Virtue, who has not every one. 

The two last were disputed forensically in English. 
The New York Mercury, October 8, 1764. 

RuN^away on Wednesday the 26th of September, from 
the subscriber, living in Gloucester County West- Jersey, 
a lusty molato servant man named John Cunningham. 
Had on when he went away, a redish brown homespun 
jacket with red lineing, tow shirt and trowsers, an old hat, 
old stocking legings, and a sort of mockesons on his feet. 
Whoever takes up said servant and secures him so that 
his master may have him again shall have FIVE POUNDS 
reward and reasonable charges paid by me. 

JOHN GOSLING. 

The Pennsylvania Journal No. 1140, October n, 
1764. 

To be sold at public vendue, on Saturday, the 3d of 
November, on the premises, one moiety or half part of a 
certain tract of land and premises, situate, lying and being 
in Spotswood on each side Manalapan river, containing 
by estimation 2000 acres, together with a grist mill, saw- 



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mill and forge, and appurtenances thereunto belonging; 
also several messuages and dwelling houses thereon built; 
taken in execution at the suit of Philip Kearney, John 
Lefferts, Benjamin Watkins, and John Watson, and be- 
longing, to Peter Ten Eik ; also divers goods and chattels 
of and belonging to the said Peter Ten Eik, likewise taken 
by virtue of the execution aforesaid. The terms of sale, 
and circumstances of the land and premises, will be made 
known at the day and place of sale aforesaid, by 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1868, October n, 
1764. 

From Fort Penn, in Northampton County, we have 
Advice, that Lieutenant Dunn, of the Jersey Troops, on 
the 2Oth of last Month, set out with a Party of Eleven 
Men, in order to try if he could fall in with any Indians 
on the Frontiers of this Province : That about Wyoming 
he found many Tracks of Indians, and four Cabbins, 
which he thought were made about ten Days before; and 
afterwards saw two Cannoes coming down the River, 
with three Indians in them; upon which his Men fired, 
and wounded one or more of them, there being a good 
Deal of Blood in one of the Cannoes, which the Enemy 
left behind them: That they soon after saw two more 
Cannoes coming down, in which were seven Indians, one 
of which presented his Piece at the party, when the Lieu- 
tenant immediately fired at him, and saw him fall in the 
Water; that the other Indians then pushed for the Shore, 
and our People having sunk the two first Cannoes, and the 
Water being deep, could not cross the River. The Party 
found iii the Cannoes some Powder, a Firelock, a Num- 
ber of Mockasons, a considerable Quantity of Bread Corn, 

two Blankets and a Coat We are also informed 

that the Enemy had made large threshing Floors at Wy- 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

oming, and threshed out the Wheat the New-England 
Men left there : And that this Information had alarmed 
the Inhabitants so much above Fort Penn, that some Fam- 
ilies had left their Places. 

Southwark, October 5, 1764. 

TAKEN up in the River Delaware -(nearly foundered, 
in attempting to swim from the Jerseys to the Pennsyl- 
vania Shore) a sorrel Mare, about four Years old, shod 
all round. The Owner proving his Property and paying 
the Charges, may have her again, by applying to 

ARTHUR DONALDSON 

BROKE out of a Pasture near the City of Philadelphia, 
on the 28th of September, at Night, a dark brown Mare, 
near 14 Hands high, paces and trots, branded on the near 
Buttock something like TL, and shod all round. Who- 
ever takes up said Mare, and will bring her to Charles 
Jenkins, in Market-street, Philadelphia, or to the Widow 
Merit, in Bristol, or to Elijah Pound, in Middlesex, East 
Jersey, shall have Twenty Shillings Reward, and all rea- 
sonable Charges, paid at the Delivery of her at either of 
the above mentioned Places, by 

ELIJAH POUND. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1868, October n, 
1764. 

List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, New- 
York. 

. . . . Mary Thomson, Egg Harbour 

Surveyor-General's Office, Perth- Amboy, Octo. 15, 1764. 

THE Deputy Surveyors of the Eastern Division, of 
New-Jersey, are requested to send into this Office, 
the Maps of their respective Districts, by the first Day of 
March next, without fail; as their Non-compliance with 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 437 

this Order, will be deemed a Resignation of their Places, 
and they will be superceded accordingly. 

To be sold, at public Vendue, by the Subscriber, on Tues- 
day the 4th Day of December next ; 
ALL the Lands adjoining his Mills in Somerset 
County, East New-Jersey, amounting to 1500 
Acres and upwards: They lye in the Forks of Lamatan 
and Peapack, and are esteemed as good as any in the 
Country; they are divided into- Lots of 200 Acres, all well 
watered and timbered, with plenty of Meadow, on some 
of the Lots there are good Improvements. The purchase 
Money will be divided into three Payments, clear of In- 
terest; and to make it more easy and convenient to the 
Buyers, not more than Twenty Shillings per Acre, will be 
demanded of the first Payment. For further Particulars 
apply to the Subscriber, at his Mills, who will shew the 
Lands, and a Map or Survey of the whole, made by Mr. 
Benjamin Morgan. As he designs to remove to New- 
York, his Mills and all the Improvements thereto belong- 
ing, will likewise be sold, that Day, if any Purchasers at- 
tend for that Purpose. 

ANDREW LEAKE. 

RAN-away from the Subscriber, living at Lamington, 
in the County of Somerset, a Negro Man, named 
Mount, about Twenty Years old, 5 Feet 6 or 7 Inches 
high : Had on when he went away, a light coloured Sag- 
othee Coat, a black Broadcloth Jacket, a homespun dark 
coloured Jacket, also, homespun Tow Trowsers, a new 
felt Hat, Shoes and Stockings; talks very broken Eng- 
lish ; he also took with him a light coloured grey Horse, 
about 10 or 1 1 Years old, 14 Hands high, a natural Trot- 
ter, no Brand or other Mark, also, an old Saddle and 
Bridle. Any Person, taking up said Negro Man, and 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Horse, and securing them so that the Owner may have 
them again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and. all 
reasonable Charges paid by me, 

ROBERT BARKLEY. 

TO be sold, or lett, and entered upon immediately, 
the House and Lot, late the Property of Paul 
Klinehoff, deceased, of Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey; 
the said Lot contains one Acre and a half of very good 
Land convenient for keeping a Cow, and a large Garden, 
the said House is very good and convenient for a Mer- 
chant or Tradesman; there is three Fire-places and three 
Rooms, on a Floor, and a good Cellar, and Cellar Kitch- 
en, the said Place stands in a pleasant Part of the Town, 
adjoining to the Land of St. John's Church, next Door to 
Mr. John West, on Golden-Hill. Any Person inclining 
to purchase or hire the said Place, may apply to John 
Harriman, or Thomas Tison, Ext. The New York Mer- 
cury, October 5, 1764. 

AT Mecklenburgh ferry on Delaware, forty one miles 
distance by land from Philadelphia, and twenty eight 
miles above Trenton, is kept by John Tinbrook, a genteel 
tavern, with good entertainment for all travellers, and the 
ferry well tended on both sides of the river, where people 
may pass over with carriages at all seasons of the year, as 
it seldom or ever freezes over in the hardest winter. From 
Philadelphia to Mecklenburgh is a good large open road 
much frequented; the ferry on Jersey side is kept by Dan- 
iel Prigmore at a new laid out town called Alexandria, * 
from whence it is thirteen miles to Col. Hacketts at the 
Union iron works, and forty miles to New-Brunswick, a 
good road through a fine settled country. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1141, October 18, 1764. 

iln Hunterdon county, about thirty miles above Trenton. 



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City of Burlington, October 5, 1764. 
THE PUBLIC is hereby advertised, that in order to pro- 
mote the bringing of Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Swine to 
the Fairs held in the City of Burlington, the Province of 
New Jersey, for Sale, that Corporation has provided and 
set apart commodious Lots of Ground in said City, free 
of Charge, for the Reception of such Beasts as may be 
brought for that Purpose. The Corporation also invite 
all Persons to bring to the said Fairs all Kinds of Linen 
and Woollen Manufactures, of this and the neighbouring 
Colonies; and for the Encouragement of those who shall 
furnish such Manufactures, four convenient Stalls will be 
assigned them Gratis for those Commodities only. The 
Fairs are 'held twice in every Year, viz. on the I2th and 
1 3th Days of November; and on the 2ist and 22d Days 
of May, unless either of said Days should be a Sunday, in 
which Case, the Fair is held the next succeeding Day. 
By Order of the Corporation 

SAMUEL ALLINSON, Clerk. 

To be SOLD, 

A HOUSE, and Lot of Land, pleasantly situated in 
Trenton, in the Province of West New-Jersey; the Lot 
is 60 Feet in Front, on the westerly Side of the Main 
Street, and 181 Feet and a Half in Depth. The House is 
two Stories high, with a Brick Addition, has three Rooms 
and a Kitchen below, with Cellars under the same, and 
two good Chambers above; and the Rooms are papered 
in the best and genteelest Manner. There is a good Well 
in the Yard, Hen and other convenient Houses ; and the 
Garden is enclosed with a good Board Fence. Also a 
Lease of ten Years of another Lot, adjoining the above, 
60 Feet front, and 181 Feet and a Half deep, on which is 
a good new Stable and Coach-house, completely finished. 



440 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

The Situation of the above described House and Lots is 
very desirable, being on a rising Ground, which of Course 
commands a full View of the Falls of Delaware; and 
what makes it yet more valuable is, that it is remarkably 
healthy. For Terms of Sale, apply to SAMUEL TUCKER, 
Esq; in Trenton, or WALTER SHEE, and Sons, in Phila- 
delphia. 

To be SOLD, or RENTED, for a Term of Years. 
A Valuable Plantation, situate in Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County (between Chever's and Goslin's Mills) 
containing about 353 Acres, between 40 and 50 Acres of 
Upland cleared, about 25 Acres Meadow, and 50 more 
may be easily made; thereon are two small Dwelling and 
Out-houses, also two young Orchards. The said Planta- 
tion is well watered, lying on both Sides Raccoon Creek, 
where there is a good Conveniency to build a Mill, being 
about 7 Miles from a Landing, and 20 from Gloucester. 
For Terms apply to CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL, in Chest- 
nut street, Philadelphia 

To be SOLD at THOMAS MULLEN'S, at the Ton in 
Water-street, Philadelphia; and at BENJAMIN YARD'S 
and JONATHAN RICHMOND'S, in Trenton 

CHOICE PICKLED STURGEON, cured in the best Manner 
for present Use or Exportation, warranted good. Every 
Person buying, is desired first to take out the Bung, and 
draw off the Pickle in a clean Vessel, then harden on the 
Hoops, and pour in the Pickle. If at any time the Fish 
should not be covered with Pickle, add good Vinegar till 
it is, put a Cloth over the Kegg, then the Head, with a 
Weight to prevent Air getting in, and it will keep good in 
the warmest Climate. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1869, October 18, 1764. 



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THIS is to give publick Notice, that tnere is to be sold, 
by way of private Sale, a Plantation lying in Mid- 
dletown, East- New- Jersey, Monmouth County; contain- 
ing between two and three Hundred Acres of Land, with 
about one Hundred and Sixty Acres cleared; and the rest 
very good Timber Land, with about six Acres of Mead- 
ow, and Forty more to be made, of the very best sort; 
whereon is a very good Dwelling-House, with three Fire- 
places, one not finished ; also, a very good new Dutch 
Barn, Forty odd by Fifty odd Feet, with an exceeding 
good Orchard, with all Manner of Fruit exceeding plenty; 
the Place being exceeding well watered: It lies about 
three Miles from the publick Landing, where are to be 
had, Fish, Oysters and Clams, Fowling exceeding plenty. 
Any Person inclining to purchase the same, may apply to 
Cornelius Swart, in Freehold, and they shall have it on 
reasonable Terms, and a sufficient warranted Title, shall 
be given for the same, and Possession given immediately, 
if required, by me 

CORNELIUS SWART. 

JOHN HARDY, 

TAKES this Method to inform the Public, that he has 
lately set up the Fulling Business, in Elizabeth- 
Town, within Three-quarters of a Mile o<f the Church; 
where Gentlemen may have any Kind of Cloth dressed, 
in the neatest Manner, and with the utmost Dispatch, by 
their humble Servant, 

JOHN HARDY 

To be Sold, 

THE Lease for 78 Years from the first of May next, 
of a House and Lot of Ground, in New-Brunswick, 
pleasantly situated on the Bank of the River. The House 
has three Rooms on the first, and four on the second 



442 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Floor; the Lot is 60 Feet in Front, 196 Feet deep on one 
Side, and 153 on the other, and 115 Feet wide in the Rear, 
divided by a Pale-fence for a Yard and Garden. On the 
Premises is a Barn, a Hovel, and other Out-Houses; the 
whole subject to a Rent of Three Pounds, per Ann. light 
Jersey Currency. For Terms of Sale enquire of William 
Mercer, on the Premises, who has to sell another Lot, ad- 
joining the former, and nearly of the same Dimensions, 
on which is two Store Houses, which, with a small Alter- 
ation, may be converted into one or two Dwelling-Houses. 
N. B. There is a Cellar under the above-mentioned 
House. The New York Mercury, October 22, 1764. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that there is to be sold or lett 
a Saw-mill, and new Grist-mill, with two Water Wheels, 
two Pair of Stones, boults by Water, situate in the Town- 
ship of New Windsor, Middlesex County on Bare-brook, 
five Miles from Princetown College, five from Cranberry 
Town, eleven from the Landing at Crosswicks, and fif- 
teen Miles to South River Landing. They are on a fine 
Stream of Water, and in good Part of the Country for 
Custom. Apply to 

MANLON WRIGHT. 

TEN POUNDS Reward. 

Absconded, the 9th Day of October, from Burlington 
County one Christopher Housler, a German, with his 
Wife and five Children; he is a tall slim spare Man, 
speaks broken English, very bragging and talkative, and 
has long brown Hair; had on when he went away, a light 
coloured Fustian Coat, and sundry good Clothes, and 
took with him a Watch ; he halts as he walks occasioned 
by a Stiffness in one Knee, and has found Means to take 
a considerable Sum of Cash, though it is not his own ; his 
Wife is a lusty Woman, speaks better English than her 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 445 

Husband; the Children are, four Sons and one 'Daugh- 
ter, the eldest has black Hair, the rest light; they went 
off in a light Waggon, covered with Leather, painted red, 
but old and dim, and not his own; the Horses are both 
black, unless he may have changed them, one has a bright 
Star in his Forehead, and not his own; the Harness is 
small Iron Traces, and very broad Back-bands; he is re- 
markable for a great Smoaker. Whoever secures said 
Christopher Housler in any Goal, so as he may be brought 
to Justice, and give Notice thereof to one of us the Sub- 
scribers, shall receive the above Reward. WILLIAM FOS- 
TER, ROBERT POWELL, ASHER WOOLMAN, DANIEL EAR- 
NEST, BENJAMIN THOMAS, CALEB AUSTIN. 

Trenton, October 15, 1764. 

MADE his Escape from the Goal-Keeper, of the County 
of Hunterdon, on Saturday, the 1 3th of this inst. October, 
a certain James Cahill, about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, 22 
Years of age, light coloured curled Hair, humped Nose, 
snuffles a little in his Speech, had on, when he went away, 
a Snuff coloured Broad-cloth Coat, took with him, a blue 
Suit of Cloaths; was lately a Soldier in the New-Jersey 
Regiment, in Colonel Hunt's Company. Whoever takes 
up the said Cahill, shall have Three Pounds Reward, on 
giving Notice thereof to 

GEORGE BROWN, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1870, October 25, 
1764. 

NEW YORK, October 29. 

Tuesday last the Honourable JOHN TEMPLE, Esq; 
Surveyor General of his Majesty's Customs in the North- 
ern District of America, arriv'd in Town from Boston, 
having visited all the Ports under his Jurisdiction be- 



444 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

tween the two Places; and Yesterday he set out for New- 
Jersey, Pennsylvania, &c. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1143, November i, 1764. 

TO BE SOLD, 

By public vendne. on the premises, on the 2Oth day of 
November. 

A Plantation or tract of land, late the property of Sam- 
uel Coles, junr. deceased, containing 750 acres, situate on 
the southerly branch of Racoon creek, adjoining the lands 
of Jacob Spicer, having a good stone dwelling-house and 
kitchen, thereon erected; also a good barn and other out 
houses, a young bearing orchard, about one hundred acres 
of cleared land, and forty acres of meadow, and near as 
much more may be made. 

The wood land well timbered, consisting of a good deal 
of hickory, chestnut, poplar and white oak ; situate pretty 
convenient to a landing : Also a very good stone quarry 
thereon, and appears to be great bodies of lime stone, out 
of which great quantities of lime hath been made. The 
premises to be entered upon the 25th of March next. The 
conditions of the sale are such, the purchaser to pay 400 
down, and the remainder to be paid in four years next 
following, at four equal payments to be paid at the end of 
each year. The title indisputable and to be made at the 
first payment, with giving good security for the remain- 
der if required. The sale to begin at two o'clock in the 
afternoon, where due attendance will be given by 

KENDAL COLES \ 
SAMUEL HUGO > Executors, 
and JOHN HINCHMAN ' 

N. B. Any person inclining to view the premisses be- 
fore the day of sale, are desired to apply to Jacob Spicer, 



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adjoining the premisses, for further information. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1143, November i, 1764. 

RUN away, on the 7th Day of October, a certain Peter 
Lucas, or Van Coplen, passes for a -Frenchman or Span- 
iard, and sometimes a Dutchman, speaks all these Lan- 
guages, and sundry others; by Trade a Shoemaker, and 
has stolen a Kitt of Sho'emaker s Tools, with Lasts, and 
sundry other Things O'f Value; he is about 30 Years of 
Age, about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, of a dark Complexion,, 
black curled Hair; he holds up his Head, and looks bold; 
a great talker, and is apt to swear, he has followed the 
Seas, and has been Mate in Joseph Wharton's employ, of 
Philadelphia, as he says; he has been guilty of sundry 
fraudulent and unjust Actions; had on, when he went 
away, a light coloured Coat, turned, with the Buttons on 
the Left Side, a blue double breasted Jacket, half worn 
Castor Hat, with sundry other Cloaths not known. Who- 
ever takes up said Peter Lucas and secures him in any of 
his Majesty's Goals, so as he may be brought to Justice 
shall have Three Pounds' Reward, and reasonable Char- 
ges, paid by 

CHARLES ELLIOT, of Salem County. 

Notice is hereBy given to all Persons interested in the 
Meadows lying on both Sides of the Creek surrounding 
the Island of Burlington, belonging to, or included in 
those owned by a Company, called and known by the 
Name of The Lower Sluice Company in the City of Bur- 
lington, that at the next General Assembly to be held at 
Burlington, in and for the Province of New-Jersey, an 
Act will be petitioned for, to enable the Owners, Propri- 
etors and Possessors of the said Meadows more effectu- 
ally to drain and keep the Tide from overflowing the 
same, and for the Repeal of all former Laws, so far as 



446 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

affects the said Company; and all Persons concerned are 
desired then to appear and make their Objections, if any 
they have. By Order of a Majority of the Company. 

SAMUEL ALLINSON, Clerk. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1871, November 
i, 1764. 

New-York, November 5. The 27th ult. about Noon, 
a Fire broke out in the Court-House at Perth- Amboy, 
which entirely consumed the Wooden Part of it. It is 
supposed to have catch' d from some Sparks flying out of 
the Chimney, and driven by the hard Wind on the Cupo- 
la; and notwithstanding it was discovered before it got 
to any Height, yet for the Want of an Engine, and by the 
Steepness of the Roof, all Endeavours to extinguish it 
proved ineffectual. 

We likewise hear from New-Jersey, that on Saturday 
Night the 27th ult. departed this Life, at Perth-Amboy, 
in the 67th Year of his Age, the Hon. Samuel Nevill, 
Esq; Second Judge of the Supreme Court of that Prov- 
ince; which Post he long sustain'd with Dignity and Hon- 
our: He was also Mayor of the City of Perth-Amboy, 
and one of the Proprietors of the Eastern Division. Like^ 
wise many Years a Representative in the General Assem- 
bly, and often filled the Speaker's Chair with Integrity 
and Applause. In all his Offices, he was a faithful Ser- 
vant to the Public, and his Loss in that Province is uni- 
versally regretted. * 

We hear from New- Jersey, that on Wednesday the 
24th ult. a Boy about 1 1 Years of Age, Son of Mr. Sam- 
uel Marsh of Woodbridge, being on the fore Horse of a 
Team with a loaded Waggon, descending a Hill, the 

iFor sketches of Samuel Nevill, see N. J. Archives, VI., 323; XI., 469, 
note, and "Members of the New Jersey Assembly in 1754," by William 
Nelson, Paterson, N. J., 1895. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 447 

Horse fell and threw him, and before he could recover 
himself the Waggon went over his Breast and crush'd 
him to Death, instantly. The same Afternoon three other 
Boys nearly of the same Age, each with a Team, hearing 
of the Accident, call'd in at Mr. Marsh's House to look 
at the deceased as he lay dead in the House. After they 
went away, one of the Boys, said to the others, that the 
deceased must have been foolish, else that after the Horse 
fell he might have got out of the way of the Waggon. 
Some time after, on the Road, the Boy who had made this 
Observation, fell from his Cart, the Wheel of which went 
over him; he got up and run a little Way, and then fell 
and immediately expired. 

The same Day, a Man fell from a Saw-Mill, at or near 
Ash-Swamp, and was killed. 

To be sold, the 5th Day of March 1765, at Vendue, if not 
sold before, by private Sale; 

A Good Plantation, consisting of 123 Acres of Land, 
lying in Hanover, Morris County; about 4 Miles 
from the Court-House, on a very public Road, convenient 
for a Tavern, or any Tradesman; a rich good Soil, well 
timbered and watered, on which is a good large House 
and Barn, Grist-Mill, and Saw-Mill, with a sufficient 
Quantity of Fruit Trees, of divers Kinds. 

Any Person inclining to purchase, may apply to Isaac 
Tuttle, on the 'Premises, who will agree on very reason- 
able Terms, and give a good Title for the same. 

Ten Pounds Reward 

BROKE out of the goal of the borough of Elizabeth, 
in the province of New-Jersey, this morning, about 
two o'clock, the following persons, viz. John Hanna, an 
Irishman, about 6 feet and one inch high, very much 



448 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

pock broken, long visage, and may be easily known by a 
deficiency in his left ear, having been lately cropped for 
passing counterfeit Pennsylvania bills. The other, Justus 
Matthews, also an Irishman, about 5 feet 10 inches high, 
has short hair, very sandy, he is also much pock broken, 
speaks very hoarse, and lately lived at Connecticut 'Farms, 
in this province. Any Person apprehending either of the 
said persons, so that they may be brought to justice, shall 
receive Five" Pounds; and if both of them, Ten Pounds, 
proclamation money of New- Jersey, paid by 

MOSES OGDEN, Sheriff of said borough. 
Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, Nov. 3, 1764. 

The Neiv York Mercury, November 5, 1764. 

London, September 8, 1764. 

NOTICE is now given, that the sale of seven eights of a 
Proprietorship in East New-Jersey, which on the 2d of 
June last was advertised should be held on the 6th of 
March 1765, is, for the conveniency of purchasers, pro- 
longed to a more distant time, and will then certainly 
come on without further delay, as follows, viz. 

To be Sold by PUBLICK SALE, and not othenvise, 
At the New York Coffee-house in Sweething's Alley, 
Cornhill, London, on Wednesday the 2Qth Day of May, 
1765, at Twelve o'Clock precisely. 

Seven eights of a proprietorship (or one Twenty- 
fourth part) of all that very valuable colony, the province 
of EAST NEW-JERSEY, presently the property of the 
grandson and heir at law of one of the original Twenty- 
four proprietors. 

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Brook Watson, 
merchant in Watling-street, London; Mr. Alexander 
Orme, clerk to the Signet, and Mess. Berry and Baillie, 
merchants, in Edinburgh, Mr. William Donaldson, mer- 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 449 

chant, at New Brunswick in East New- Jersey; and Mr. 
Amos Strettell, merchant in Philadelphia. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1144, November 8, 1764. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Nottingham, 
near Trenton, New Jersey, an indented Servant, named 
Zedekiah Marlin, about 18 Years of Age, dark Complex- 
ion, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high, dark brown Hair; had 
on, when he went away, a Hat made in the Form of a 
Jockey Cap, by cutting it round, a mixed homespun Coat, 
not half worn, a striped homespun Jacket, something old, 
a Hole burnt in the Right Flap of his Coat, as large as a 
Dollar, had on a Pair of Linen Drawers, something worn, 
a Tow Cloth Shirt, blue Stockings, and a Pair of old 
Shoes, has a down Look. Any Person securing said Mar- 
lin, so that his Master may have him again, shall have 
Forty Shillings Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid 
by 

RICHARD MOUNT. 

To BE LETT 

A Large and convenient House, Kitchen, Stables and 
Shed, with a large Orchard, and 12 Acres of Land, all 
joining said House; it has been for a Number of Years a 
very noted Tavern, situate in Allen Town, East New- 
Jersey, on the Stage Road to New York and Shrewsbury, 
now in the Tenure of David Clayton. Enquire of Dr. 
James Newell, in Allen Town; or of Elizabeth Stennard, 
or Thomas Wishart, in Philadelphia. 

To be SOLD by the Subscriber, 

A Valuable Plantation, lying in Kingwood, a very 
flourishing Part of Hunterdon County, West- Jersey, con- 
taining 200 Acres, 100 of Plough-land, and 15 Acres of 
Meadow cleared, and in good Repair; two good bearing 



45O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Orchards, containing upwards of 300 Trees, chiefly 
grafted, with excellent Fruit, Peach and other Fruit 
Trees, well timbered and watered, 20 or 25 Acres more 
of good Meadow may be made, the Land good for Grain 
and English Pasture; there is a good new built Stone 
House, two Stories high, 31 by 21 Feet, an excellent Cel- 
lar, fit for any public Business, a good framed and Log 
House, a good Stone Granary, with a Cellar under it, a 
good Frame Barn, 36 by 24 Feet, within one Mile and an 
Half of two good Grist-mills, lying in a very public Place, 
on a great Road leading to Philadelphia, about two Miles 
from a Landing and excellent Fishery on the River Dela- 
ware, near divers Places of divine Worship. Any Person 
inclining to purchase the same, may know the Terms, by 
applying to the Subscriber, on the Premises. 

MALAKIAH BONHAM. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1872, November 
8, 1764. 

Burlington, New Jersey, November 10, 1764 
On Tuesday last, being the Day appointed for holding 
the Supreme Court, for the Province o>f New-Jersey, at 
Burlington, the honourable FREDERICK SMYTH, Chief 
Justice for the Province, accompanied by the Judges of 
the Supreme and Inferior Courts, and several other Per- 
sons of Distinction in the Province, took his Seat o>n the 
Bench, and soon after pronounced a Charge to the Grand 
Jury, setting forth the Excellency of the British Consti- 
tution ; the admirable Institution of Trials by Juries, and, 
with great Clearness and Perspicuity, described the Office 
and Duty of a Jury. In the Course of his Charge he took 
Occasion, in a Manner which did Honour to himself, and 
gave great Satisfaction to all the Bystanders, to inculcate 
the Duties of Religion and Loyalty, as the most effectual 






1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 45 l 

Means to secure domestic and public Happiness. The 
Grand Jury, after their Business was dispatched, but be- 
fore they left the Court, presented the following Address 
to the Chief Justice, 

To FREDERICK SMYTH, Esq; Chief Justice of the Prov- 
ince of New Jersey. 

WE, the Grand Jury for the County of Burlington, em- 
brace this first Opportunity of congratulating you on your 
safe Arrival in this Province, and Accession to the Office 
of Chief Justice. 

It is a Matter of the highest Satisfaction to us, and Im- 
portance to the Province in general, to behold, in your 
Honour, a Successor, from whose Abilities, and early Dis- 
position of inculcating the Principles of true Religion and 
Virtue, we have Reason to hope for a Continuance of 
every domestic and public Happiness in the Power of a 
Chief Justice to bestow, consistent with the Trust reposed 
in him, which we conceive will be the most effectual 
Means of rendering your Conduct acceptable to His most 
gracious Majesty, and making your Administration easy 
and happy among us ; to effect which, any Endeavours of 
ours will not be wanting 

By Order of the Grand Jury, 

HENRY PAXSON, Foreman 

To which the Chief Justice immediately returned the fol- 
lowing Answer 
GENTLEMEN of the Grand Jury, 

/ Thank you most heartily for your kind Congratula- 
tions on my Arrival in this Province. 

The good Opinion you are pleased to entertain of me, 
and this public Testimony of your Approbation of my 
Sentiments, give me the highest Satisfaction, as it pro- 1 



452 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

ceeds from Gentlemen so deservedly respectable in this 
County. 

As it is my fixed Determination to discharge the Duties 
of my Office with the utmost Integrity and Impartiality, 
and to conduct myself by Rules of Behaviour becoming 
my Station, allow me, Gentlemen, to hope, that I shall be 
found, in some Degree, deserving the Trust reposed in 
me by His Majesty; and not unworthy the Approbation 
and Esteem of the good People of this Province. 

OWEN BIDDLE 

CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, is removed from the 
House next to the Corner of Market street, in Third- 
street, to the House where George Owen lately dwelt, in 
Market street, next Door to Hugh and George Roberts' s 
Warehouse; where he makes and repairs, 

ALL Kinds of Clocks and Watches, in the neatest and 
best Manner. Also Trenton blistered Steel, warranted to 
be of the best Quality, is sold in any Quantity, at a mod- 
erate Price, with Allowance to Country Store-keepers and 
Retailers. 

Philadelphia, November 15, 1764. 
To be SOLD, A House, and Lot of Ground, situated on 
the South-side of High or Market-street, containing in 
Breadth 15 Feet 4 Inches, and in Depth 74 Feet, free of 
Ground-rent, and Title indisputable. For Terms, apply 
to Mr. Francis Jeyes, Merchant, in Second-street, or to 
Dr. Ralph Asheton, in Trenton. 

To be SOLD, at the ROCKY-HILL MINES, by way of 
publick Vendue, on Monday, the third Day of December 
next, at Two o' Clock in the Afternoon, a Farm, contain- 
ing 112 Acres of Land, about 30 Acres of which are 
cleared, the rest well timbered, and a good Soil for Grain 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 453 

or Grass; there is a House and a small Orchard on it, 
now under Lease till next April, and in Possession of Ben- 
jamin Van Cleef, situate about two Miles and a Half 
from said Mines, near Benjamin Emmons's and Jocam 
Gulick's Farms. Also will be sold, one Forty-eighth Part 
of the said Rocky Hill Mines; and one Sixth, and one 
Forty-eighth Part of the Well Mine, on the same Farm. 
A good Title will be given to the Purchaser, and the Con- 
ditions made known on the Day of Sale. If bad Weather 
on the Day of Sale, it will be sold the next fair Day. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1783, November 15, 1764. 

TO BE SOLD 

OXFORD FURNACE IRON WORKS, 
In NEW-JERSEY, 

With about four thousand acres of land, enquire of 
Joseph Shippen in German Town, or of Dr. Shippen, in 
Philadelphia. If any gentleman inclines to purchase a 
part rather than the whole, he may have three eights, one 
half, or five eights of said works, the quality of the iron 
and the conveniences of the place are so well known, as 
to render any commendations unnecessary. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1146, November 22, 1764. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward 

RUN away from the Subscriber on Saturday, the 3Oth 
of June last, a young Mulatto Fellow, about 20 years of 
Age, named Frank, about five Feet five Inches high, well 
set, full faced, short black curled Hair, very apt to swear 
when angry; had on and with him, when he went away, 
a coarse home made Tow Shirt and Trowsers, a Woolen 
Jacket, home-made, old Hat and Stockings; it is sup- 
posed he has changed his Clothes, and perhaps his Name 
by this Time; it also is supposed he is some where in the 



454 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Cedar Swamps in the Jerseys, down Delaware River, as 
his Mother, and others of his Acquaintance, live near Co- 
hansey, where the Fellow I believe was bred. Whoever 
secures said Mulattoo in any Goal, or brings him to his 
said Master, shall have the above Reward, besides reason- 
able Charges, paid by 

THOMAS WITHERSPOON. 

RUN away from the Subscriber hereof, living in Piles- 
grove, Salem County, Province of West New Jersey, two 
Servants, about Eleven o' Clock at Night on the I3th of 
this instant November; one a Lad, named John Coleman, 
about 1 8 Years of Age, freckled Face, has red Hair, about 
5 Feet 6 Inches high; had on a lightish coloured Coat, 
with large Metal Buttons to the Breast and Skirts, old 
Leather Breeches, a new Castor Hat, made by Joseph 
Shute, of Philadelphia, which he stole from his Master, 
and good Shoes, with large Brass Buckles. The other a 
Girl, born in Ireland, and came over about two Years ago, 
about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, about 20 Years of Age named 
Dorothy Mickle, has a Scar over or under her Right-eye ; 
had on a slanting short red and white Calicoe Gown, and 
a striped long Cotton Gown, a worsted Quilt, old Shoes, 
with large Metal Buckles in them, is very talkative, pre- 
tends to be well acquainted with the White Boys in Ire- 
land, and talks much of them; she has sundry other 
Clothes with her, which she stole from her Mistress. 
Whoever takes up said Servants, and brings them to the 
Subscriber hereof, or secures them in any of His Maj- 
esty's Goals, so that they may be had again, shall have 
Four Pounds Reward for both or Forty Shillings for 
each, paid by 

ISRAEL LAWRENCE. 

N. B. They have passed for Man and Wife, and the 
Girl says she has been married to him two Years. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 455 

To BE SOLD 

A Plantation in the Township and County of Glouces- 
ter, and Province of West New Jersey, containing 200 
Acres, the Title to which is said to be indisputable, lying 
within five Miles of Gloucester, five from Haddonfield, 
and nine from Cooper's Ferry, handy to Mills and 
Smiths; also a very good two Story House, with a Cel- 
lar under the same, a good Stone Kitchen adjoining, a 
commodious Lodging Room, Stone Milk-house, Draw- 
well at the Door, a very good Orchard, about 12 Acres of 
good drained Meadow, and about 80 Acres of cleared 
Land, fit for the Plough, the same adjoining the River, 
and well watered. Any Person inclining to view the 
Premises before the Time of Sale, may apply to Gabriel 
Davis, or Joel Clark, Executors, living near the Prem- 
ises. The Sale to be held at Capt. Faulkner's, Inn-keeper, 
partly adjoining the said Premises. The Vendue to be 
on Monday the 3ist of December, at Ten o'Clock, where 
due Attendance will be given by the Executors above 
mentioned. 

N. B. All Persons indebted to the said Estate, are de- 
sired to make speedy Pay, without further Notice, or 
they may expect to be dealt with according to Law. 

This is to give Notice to whom it may concern, that 
Richard Ham left a bay Mare in the Care of William 
Holmes in the Jerseys, about 4 Miles from Philadelphia, 
to Pasture, last June, and I the Subscriber understand 
said Ham has sold said Mare, and will not have any 
Thing to do with her; these are therefore to give Notice 
that she will be sold the 24th of this hist. November, to 
pay the Charges that are against said Mare, unless the 
Right Owner comes before the Day of Sale 

William Holmes. 



456 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

To be SOLD by the Subscriber, 

A Good two Story Brick House, in Bordentown, with 
four Rooms on a Floor below, and two above, with good 
Cellars, a Well at the Door, and a good Garden. Also a 
good Shop, suitable for a Tradesman, fronting the Street 
with a Stable, Chair-house, and a Cow-shed. The Title 
is indisputable, and clear of all Incumbrances. Any Per- 
son inclining to purchase the same, may know the Terms, 
by applying to SAFETY MAGEE, in Bordentown, or to 
RICHARD ALLISON, living in Hopewell. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1874, November 22, 1764. 

New-York, November 26. Tuesday last, a Half Mile 
Race was run on Staten-Island, for . 300 between Mr. 
Waters's Horse True Briton, and a Gelding belonging to 
Mr. Coreel, of New-Jersey, which was won by three 
Lengths by the former. 

To be Sold, 

A New Forge of three Fires, at Lamaton Falls, with 
200 Acres of Land, and lies no more than 12 Miles 
from the Union Iron- Works; there is 30 Acres of the 
Land good Meadow, and 10 more may be made; also a 
good House, Orchard, and several small Tenements, and 
a great Part of the Land cleared. The Forge will be sold 
with, or without the Land. Any Person inclining to 
purchase the same, may apply to Michael Abeel, or John 
Bunn, living near the Premises, by whom a good Title 
will be given. 

BY Virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias to me 
directed, I have taken and seized divers goods and 
chattels, and also the Lands and Tenements of Samuel 
Stockton, containing upwards of 200 Acres of Land, sit- 
uate on the road leading from Princetown to Trentown, 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 457 

within two Miles of said Princetown in the County of 
Somerset, and Province of New- Jersey; there is on the 
said Lands, a good new Brick House, two Stories high, 
a large Dutch Barn, and a good bearing Orchard. Which 
said Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, will be 
exposed to sale, by Way of public Vendue, on the Prem- 
ises, on Tuesday the 5th Day of February next ; of which, 
all Persons concerned and those who are desirous to be- 
come Purchasers, are desired to take Notice. 

GEORGE REEMER, Sheriff 

Whereas the Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements 
above mentioned, have been often advertised, and the Ad- 
vertisements destroyed, for which I have been blamed, I 
do hereby declare, that it is my Desire that the Goods and 
Chattels, Lands and Tenements, aforesaid, shall be sold 
at the Time and Place aforesaid ; where also will be sold, 
200 other Acres, adjoining the aforesaid Tract, on which 
there is a good Stone House, by me 

SAMUEL STOCKTON 
The New York Mercury, November 26, 1764. 

TO be leased on ground rent, for the term of 60 
years, seven lots of land, in the city of Perth-Am- 
boy, all situate near the market square; three of them run 
near two and an half chains long, and 44 feet wide, and 
front west on High-street; the other four are of the same 
length, and 33 feet wide, joining on the rear of the three 
above mentioned, and front east on a street. The three 
to be had each at three pounds, proclamation money, per 
annum; and the four each at two pounds five shillings, 
proclamation money, per annum. Those who incline to 
lease, must apply to the Rev. Mr. M'Kean, Samuel Ser- 
jeant, or John Smyth, at Perth Amboy. And in case the 
said lots are not leased by the 2d day of January next, 



458 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

they will on that day, at two o'clock in the afternoon, be 
set up at public vendue, at the market place, in Perth- 
Amboy. Supplement to the New York Mercury, No- 
vember 26, 1764. 

To be sold, a Lot of Land, situated in the City of Bur- 
lington, containing near three Acres, fronting High- 
street 136 Feet and Wood-street 226, on which is a two 
Story Brick House, an Orchard and Garden, and is well 
situated for any Person in public Business, being near the 
Court-house. Also to be lett, and may be entered on by 
the ist of April next, two Dwelling-houses, with a Draw- 
well, Garden and Orchard, with a Lot of Land, contain- 
ing four Acres, fronting York-street 180 Feet. For 
Terms, enquire of WILLIAM HEWLINGS, in the City 
aforesaid. 

To be sold by public Vendue, on Monday, the 3d of 
December, at 2 o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the House of 
Benjamin Davids, in Crosswicks, Burlington County, a 
House and Lot of Ground, containing one Quarter of an 
Acre, more or less; with a good Dwelling-house, Work- 
shop, a Well of good Water, a Garden, with several Fruit 
Trees, pleasantly situated in Crosswicks, near the 
Friends' Meeting-house, now in the Tenure of David 
Clark, who has four Years of a Lease on the Premises to 
come; late the Estate of Thomas Overend, deceased. The 
Title indisputable. 

Trenton, October 26, 1764. 

BY Virtue of several Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, will be exposed to Sale, at public Vendue, on Wed- 
nesday, the 26th Day of December next, at the Court- 
House, in Trenton, between the Hours of Twelve and 
Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, a Tract of Land and 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 459 

Plantation, containing 398 Acres (be it more or less) 
with Houses, Out-Houses, &c. &c. situate in Amwell, 
about a Mile and an Half from Cory ell's Ferry, bounded 
by Lands late Benjamin Smith's deceased, William Rich- 
ards and others, now or late in the Possession of John 
Coryell. Also the Ferry-House, and about 70 Acres of 
excellent low Land, fronting the River Delaware, known 
by the Name of Coryell's Ferry; on which are convenient 
Buildings for a Tavern, and has been a noted and well 
accustomed House; a good bearing Orchard, with many 
other Conveniences, now in the Possession of Philip At- 
kinson. The above Lands were late the Estate of Eman- 
uel Coryell deceased, seized and taken in Execution at 
the Suit of John Vanmiddleworth, and Baltus Pickle, and 
to be sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

Trenton, October 27, 1764. 

BY Virtue of several Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, will be sold at public Vendue, to the highest Bid- 
der, on Friday, the 28th Day of December next, between 
the Hours of 12 and 5 o' Clock in the Afternoon, on the 
Premises, a valuable Plantation, containing 285 Acres of 
Land (be it more or less) situated in the Township of 
Kingwood, in the County of Hunterdon, and Province of 
New- Jersey, near the Baptist Meeting-House, bounded 
by Lands of Christopher Fisher, Benjamin Jones and 
John Oliphant; 150 Acres thereof are cleared, and in 
good Fence, in which are 9 Acres of Meadow, and about 
Twenty more that may be made. There is on the Prem- 
ises a large Dwelling-House, that has three Rooms on the 
lower Floor, neatly finished, and a good Cellar under the 
same; also a large frame Barn Shingled, and compleatly 
finished large Barrack, Waggon-House, Smoke and Ne- 
groe-House, with Cooper's House and Shop, a large Gar- 



460 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

den paled in, and all the Buildings in good Repair. Also 
a Lot of Land, containing about 3 Quarters of an Acre, 
lying between Christopher Fisher and John Oliphant's 
Land. Likewise Horses, Cows, young Cattle, Hogs, 
Waggons, Ploughs, Harrows, Pleasure Sleigh, Feather 
Beds and Bedding, Looking-Glasses, Tables, Chairs, 
Brass Kettles, Iron Pots, Pewter Platters, Plates, Dishes 
and Basons; with sundry other Houshold Goods and 
Farming Utensils, late the Property of Henry Snyder, 
seized and taken in Execution at the Suit of George Dun- 
can, Messieurs Lott and Low, John Smalley, and others, 
and to be sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

New- Jersey, Hunterdon County, ss. 

BY Virtue of several Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, will be exposed to Sale, at public Vendue, to the 
highest Bidder, on Tuesday, the I5th Day of January 
next, between the Hours of Twelve and Five o' Clock in 
the Afternoon, on the Premises, that commodious, and 
most agreeable situated House, which has long been 
known to be an elegant and well accustomed Tavern, with 
the Lots of Land thereunto belonging, situated in Tren- 
ton, is on the Corner 67 Feet front on Queen-street, and 
174 Feet front on Market-street, adjoining the Lands of 
William Morris, Esq; William Clayton, Esq; James 
Smith, and Robert Singar, containing Half an Acre, 
more or less; the House is built of Brick, 35 by 35 Feet 
square, two Stories high, four Rooms on the lower Floor, 
a spacious Entry through it, there are three Rooms on 
the second Story, one of which is a genteel Assembly 
Room, with a Door that opens into a fine Balcony front- 
ing Queen Street,' good lodging Rooms in the third Story 
or Garret, neatly finished, convenient Fire-pieces in the 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

House, and excellent Cellars underneath the whole. Also, 
a large Brick Kitchen, 2 1 Feet front on Queen-street, and 
41 Feet back, two Stories high, in which is a Wash-house, 
with good lodging Rooms in the second Story and Gar- 
ret ; the whole compleatly finished, large Stables fronting 
Market-street, with Cow-houses, Hen-houses, Pigeon- 
houses, a good Garden, with a large Yard, in which is an 
excellent Well; late the Property, and now in the Pos- 
session of Robert Rutherford; 1 Seized and taken in Exe- 
cution at the Suit of Moore Furman, Robert Lettis Hoop- 
er, and others, and to be -sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

N. B. The Conditions will be made known at the Time 
of Sale. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1875, Novem- 
ber 29, 1764. 

November 12, 1764. 

RUN away, last Night, from the Subscriber, in Man- 
ington Township, Salem County, a Servant Man, named 
John Nixon, aged 24 Years, small Stature, slow of 
Speech, has a 'down Look, a long thin Nose, has sore Legs, 
short lightish curled Hair, Had on, when he went away, 
a new Felt Hat, a homespun blue grey cloth Jacket, with 
Slash Sleeves, a striped Linsey Woolsey one under it, 
striped Trowsers, supposed to have Leather Breeches un- 
der them. Whoever taks up said Servant, and brings 
him to his Master, or secures him in any Goal, so that he 
may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, 

paid by 

MOUNCE KEEN, jun. 

N. B. The 1 2th at Night he lodged at Charles Steel- 
man's, at Great Egg Harbour River. 

1 For notice of Robert Rutherford and his tavern, see N. J. Ar- 
chives, XX., 168. 



462 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

LIST of LETTERS in the Post-Office at TRENTON. 

A. 

John Anderson, near Trenton ; Isabel Anderson, Amwell. 

B. 

Malakiah Bonham, Kingwood; Francis Basset, Burlington; William Ball, 
Maidenhead; Robert Brown, Morris-Town. 

C. 

William Carter, Haddonfield ; Samuel Canby, Makefield. 

D. 

Ann Davis, Prince-Town. 

E. 

Thomas Elstre, Trenton ; Captain Joseph Ellis. 

F. 
Robert Fisher, Union Iron -works. 

G. 
Oliver Gallup, New Hanover. 

H. 

Jonathan Hunt, Hopewell; John Haw, Hunterdon County; Thomas 
Hervey, Bucks County; John Hews, Upper Freehold; Margaret 
Hooper, Trenton. 

Jonathan Isaac, Andover Furnace. 

K. 
William Kars, Amwell. 

L. 

Messieuers Lake and Vancourt, Bronly; Elisha Lawrence, jun, West 
Jersey; John Logan, Basking-Ridge. 

M. 
Francis M'Shane, Union Iron-works; Morris M'Graw, Hunterdon County. 

N. 
Lydia Noble, Maidenhead. 

0. 
Mary O'Bryan, Trenton. 

P. 

Mrs. Philpot, Trenton; John Prall 2, near Coryell's Ferry; David Price, 
Hopewell. 

R. 

James Ritchie, Kingwood; Andrew Reed, Freehold 

S. 

Henry Snyder, Kingwood, Matthias Swayeze, Bethlehem; Comfort Safe, 
Middletown; Theophilus Severns, Trenton; Mr. Smock and Company, 
Middletown Point; Joseph Smith, Wright's Town, Bucks County; 
Edward Stevenson. Middletown. 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4 6 3 

T. 
George Trenchard, Esq; West Jersey; William Thomas near Bound Brook. 

W. 
Joseph Willis, Spunktown; Samuel Worth, Stony Brook; John Wollard, 

Trenton. 

Y. 
Mr. John Yager, Amwell. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1876, December 
6, 1764. 

A large Sloop, with a white bottom, is ashore near Egg- 
Harbour. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1148, Decem- 
ber 6, 1764. 

RuN-away from George Tucker, blacksmith, in Tren- 
ton, an apprentice boy named John Gormon, about 
19 years of age, dark complexion, much freckled in the 
face : Had on when he went away, a cloth coloured coat, 
with a falling cape, cloth coloured jacket, and buckskin 
breeches, two shirts, one white, the other check. All per- 
sons are forbid harbouring or entertaining him, and all 
masters of vessels from carrying him off at their peril. 
And whoever takes up and secures him, so that his. master 
may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings reward, 
and all reasonable Charges paid by 

GEORGE TUCKER. 
The Nevv York Mercury, December 10, 1764. 

We hear the Sloop Elizabeth, Capt. Killgour, from this 
Port for New York, is cast away on Brigantine Beach; 
the Vessel and Cargo lost, and one man drowned. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1149, December 13, 1764. 

NEW-YORK, December 6 

On Tuesday Evening, we hear, came to Town three 
Officers, and 45 Men belonging to the Jersey Blues, from 
Albany. 



464 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

RUN away on the Qth Instant, from Isaac Merrit, of 
Burlington County, a Dutch Servant Man, named Casper 
Goodenberg, about five Feet three Inches high, thick and 
well set, full Face, with black bushey Hair: Had on 
when he went away, a coarse Felt Hat, with a Brass But- 
ton, blue Coat, Jacket and Breeches, blue grey Stockings, 
with white Leggings over them, thick strong Shoes, with 
middling large Brass Buckles; can speak but little Eng- 
lish, is about -33 Years of Age, by Trade a Clock-maker. 
Whoever takes up said Servant, and brings him home, or 
secures him in any Goal, so as he may be had again, shall 
have Three Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

ISAAC MERRIT. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1877, December 
13, 1764. 

New-York, December 17. The Schooner Little-Taff, 
outward bound for New-Providence, run ashore at 
Sandy-Hook, last Sunday Week, and is not yet got off. 
The New York Mercury, December 17, 1764. 

EIGHT POUNDS Reward. 

RuN-away from the subscriber, living in Salem 
county, West New- Jersey; two apprentice lads, this 
country born, one named James Hoffman, by trade a 
shoemaker, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high; 
had on a light colour'd broadcloth coat, half worn, a lin- 
cey jacket, and a cotton velvet ditto, was red but much 
faded, leather breeches, and nankeen ditto, yarn stock- 
ings, and homespun shirt. The other named Johnathan 
Fosset, by trade a joyner, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 
and an half high; had on when he went away, a brown 
broadcloth coat, a light coloured sagathee jacket, leather 



1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

breeches, and blue everlasting ditto, and took with him a 
bundle of other deaths. Whoever takes up and secures 
the aforesaid two apprentices in any goal, or in the work 
house, so as their masters may have them again, or bring 
them to their masters, shall have the above reward, or 
FOUR POUNDS for each, with reasonable charges paid 
by 

JOHN LOYD, and JOSEPH SHINN. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1150, December 
20, 1764. 

New-York, December 24. We hear from Elizabeth- 
Town, that upon the 2Qth of last Month, near Fifty 
Heads of the principal Families in and about that Place, 
entered into an Engagement to retrench the present usual 
and unnecessary Expences of Funerals and Mourning, as 
the giving of Scarfs, Gloves and Liquor at Funerals, and 
wearing black Apparel as Mourning ; nothing but a black 
Crape round the Arm being allowed for the Future. [ We 
hope this frugal Practice, which will be a Saving of many 
Thousands to this Country, may universally prevail] 

RuN-away from the Subscriber, living at Middle- 
Brook, in the County of Somerset, and Province of 
East-New-Jersey, an Apprentice Lad named William 
Oliphant, by Trade a Taylor, he is between 17 and 18 
Years of Age, and is a likely full faced Lad, has 'light 
Hair inclining to red: had on when he went away, a 
small Felt Hat, a light colour'd Coat, a double breasted 
blue Vest, red Breeches, new Yarn Stockings, and a new 
pair of Pumps. Whoever takes up said Apprentice, and 
secures him, so as his Master may have him again, shall 
have Seven Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

JOHN POOL. 

30 



466 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1764 

Perth- Amboy, December 15, 1764. 

THIS Day a short thick fellow, who calls himself 
Matthew Collins, and was formerly a Soldier in his 
Majesty's 44th Regiment, was committed to Goal in this 
City, upon Suspicion of having stole a few Yards of scar- 
let Cloth. Any Person having lost the same, proving his 
Property, and paying the Charges may have it again, by 
applying to Stephen Skinner. The New York Mercury, 
December 24, 1764 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Brig St. 
Johnston, T. Greg, to Perth. The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1151, December 27, 1764. 

Chesterfield, New-Jersey, I2th Month, i8th Day, 1764. 
To the PUBLIC. 

WHEREAS the Bond Daniel Quicksall forewarned the 
Public from taking, was put in Suit against the said 
Quicksall by the Subscriber, and after that, by said Quick- 
ball's Request, was left to'Arbitration, whereon an Award 
"was obtained against said Quicksall for Thirty-four 
Pounds Principal, and Interest, with reasonable Costs of 
Suit; the publishing this may show the imperfection of 
frail Creatures Memory and the Injustice of a false Ac- 
cusation against me. 

Christopher Finigan. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1879, December 
27, 1764. 

New-York. December 20. 

Capt. Albertson, whose sloop was lately driven on shore 
at Cape May, got his vessel off without much damage, 
and is now in this port delivering his cargo. The Penn- 
s\hania Gazette, No. 1879, December 27, 1764. 






1764] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

New-York, January 3. One Gibson, in a Passage from 
Amboy, with 18 People on Board, on Christmas Night, 
lost his Rudder and was driven on shore, at Yellow Hook, 
Long Island, where the Vessel still lies, but the People 
got safe on Shore, only that some of them were Frost 
Bitten. 

On New Year's Day a Petit-Augre/ having on board 
a Sleigh, two Horses, and several Men, was entangled in 
the Ice on the North River, between the New Ferry at 
Poulas's Hook and New- York, where they were in immi- 
nent Danger of perishing. But by some assistance they 
received from the West Shore, we hear all the People got 
safe to Land; the Horses and the Sleigh were yesterday 
Morning brought from the Petit-Augre on the Ice, and 
are lodged at Mr. Stout's. 

To BE SOLD 

Together or in Part, now or at any Time between this 
and March, 

A Valuable Plantation, containing two hundred and 
thirty-five Acres, fifteen or sixteen Acres of which 
are excellent Meadow, with a constant stream of Water 
running through the same; about forty Acres of good 
Wood-land, with the House, Barn and other Buildings, 
a good bearing Orchard, and other valuable Improve- 
ments; situated about four Miles from Trenton on both 
Sides the Road that leads to Pennington, and about three 
Miles from Howell's (late YarleyV) Ferry on the Road 
to Princeton; there are several Lots laid out on the Cor- 
ner of the aforesaid Roads, very convenient for a Town, 
and several inexhaustible Springs to water the said Mead- 

1 Periauger. 

2 Yardley's. 



468 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

ow at Discretion : For Particulars inquire of the Owner 
living on the Premises. 

December 13, 1764. WILLIAM HARCOURT. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, Jan- 
uary 3, 1765. 

FOR 

HULL and to touch at DOVER, 
The good Ship 

MARY, 

ROBERT BINGLEY, Master, 

HAVING all her cargo engaged, will sail in three weeks. 
For passage apply to John Relfe, at his store on Market- 
street wharff, who hath to sell on the most moderate terms 
for cash, a general assortment of dry goods, New Eng- 
land rum, molasses, superfine Liverpool salt, sweet oil, red 
and white wines, sean twine, gun flints, Bristol beer, Dor- 
chester ale, London saffron, cut tobacco in small boxes, 
large jarrs that holds 30 gallons, the best Jersey pork in 
barrels and half barrels, and Spermaceti candles war- 
ranted pure . . . . The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1152, January 3, 1765. 

To be sold by public Vendue, by CONSTANTINE 
DOUGHERTY, on Thursday, the 7th of February next, at 
Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, at Pennington, in Hopewell, 
Hunterdon County, West New Jersey, a House and Lot, 
containing Half an Acre, with a Stable; the House 37 
Feet by 28, four Rooms, with a Fire-place in each, and 
an Entry through the whole, on the lower Floor, the 
whole is well finished, being cieled and plaistered, with a 
good Cellar under; it is very suitable for a Merchant (a 
Shop being kept in the House at present) Tavern-keeper 
or Tradesman, lying on the main Road where the Princi- 
pal of the Produce of the Country, for sixty Miles back, 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 469 

comes to Market, a fine Country round the same; also 
Horses, and an Assortment of Goods, amongst which are 
the following, viz. 

. Broadcloths, Coatings, Bearskins, Naps, Durants, Du- 
roys, Tammies, Shaloons, Flannels, Halfthicks, Thick- 
sets, Fustians, Plush Velvet Breeches and Vest Patterns, 
Calimancoes, Silk, Worsted, Cotton and Linen Stockings, 
Silk Camblets, Poplins, Dresdenets, Bombazeens, Crapes, 
Grandurels, Cambricks, Lawns, flowered Lawns, Scots 
Gauge, Minionet Lawns, Muslins, Linens, Capuchin 
Silks, Cloaks, Lace, an Assortment of Mourning for 
Men and Women, Silk, Worsted and Leather Mitts and 
Gloves, Gimps, Snail Ribbons, Linen and Cotton Checks, 
Silk, Lawn and Check Handkerchiefs, Silk and Linen 
Stock Tape, Shoes, hard W T are, Pewter, Delph Stone 
Ware, Mohair, Metal, Mohair and Horn Buttons, Buck- 
ram, Braid, Galoons, Whalebones, Books, and sundry 
other Goods, too tedious to mention. 

N. B. All Persons indebted to me, by Bond, Bill, Note 
or Book Account are desired to discharge the same imme- 
diately, or they will lay me under the disagreeable Neces- 
sity of proceeding as the Law directs, without Respect of 
Persons. 

CONSTANTINE DOUGHERTY. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1880, January 3, 
1765- 

Next MONDAY will be published, and to be sold by 

WILLIAM BRADFORD, 

At his BOOK-STORE in Market-Street, adjoining the 
London Coffee-House. 

A 

SERMON, 

Occasioned by the Death of the late Reverend 
MR. GILBERT TENNENT 



470 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Pastor of the Second PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in 

PHILADELPHIA. 

WITH AN 

APPENDIX: 

BY 

SAMUEL FINLEY, D. D. 

PRESIDENT of the COLLEGE of New-Jersey. 

To which is added 

A FUNERAL 

EULOGY, 

By a young Gentleman of PHILADELPHIA' 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1153, January 10, 
1765- 

Jan. 3. One Gibson, in a Passage Boat from Amboy, 
with 1 8 People on board, on Christmas Night, lost his 
Rudder, and was driven on shore, at Yellow Hook, Long 
Island, where the Vessel still lies, but the People got safe 
on Shore, only that some of them were Frost Bitten. 

The Schooner Polly, Captain Avery, from North-Car- 
olina for this Place, was left in the Ice, below the Mouth 
of Cohansey Creek; the People were taken out by a Boat 
the Sixth Instant, having no Provisions left on board. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1881, January 10, 1765. 

TEN POUNDS Reward. 

BROKE out of the common Goal of the County of Glou- 
cester, in October last, one James Abbitt, about 5 Feet 5 

i The full title is thus given in Hildeburn's Issues of the Press in 
Pennsylvania (No. 1988): 

The successful Minister of Christ dis- | tinguished in Glory. | A |Ser- 
mon, I Occasioned by the Death of the Reverend | Mr. Gilbert Ten- 
nent, | Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Congre- | gation, in Phila- 
delphia. | Preached on the 2d Day of September, 1764. | By Samuel Fin- 
ley, D. D. | President of the College of New-Jersey. | .... | .... | 
Philadelphia. | Printed and Sold by William Brad- I ford, at his Book- 
Store in Market-Street, I adjoining the London Coffee-House. I M.DCC, 
LX1V. | 8 vo. pp. 28, xv, xvi. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 471 

Inches high, a likely well made Man, by Trade a House 
Carpenter; had with him a Dove coloured Broadcloth 
Coat, flowered Jacket, a reddish homespun Ditto, sundry 
Pair of Breeches, Channel Boots and Pumps, a blue Cloth 
Coat, with sundry other Cloaths; also a Silver Watch 
and Silver Buckles; has been heard of in Philadelphia 
several Times, goes by the Name of Burrough Abbitt, 
and, as is said, wears a small grey Wig. Any Person that 
secures said James Abbitt in any of his Majesty's Goals, 
so as he may be had safe back to said Gloucester Goal, 
shall have the above Reward, paid by 

ROBERT FRIEND PRICE, Sheriff. 

The Schooner Polly, Captain Avery, from North Car- 
olina, that was left in the Ice below the Mouth of Cohan- 
sey Creek, drifted down to the Cape, where she was 
boarded by some of our Pilots, and carried into Turtle 
Gutt. 

STOLEN out of the Stable of the Subscriber, in Water- 
ford Township, Gloucester County, in the Night of the 
1 3th of this instant January, a large roan Stallion, 
thought to be 15 Hands high, or upwards, shod before, 
four Years old next Spring. Whoever takes up and se- 
cures said Horse and Thief, so that the Owner may have 
his Horse again, and the Thief be brought to Justice, shall 
have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by me 

Barnabas Crowell. 

To be SOLD by 
ROBERT LETTIS HOOPER. 

His Grist Mills, commonly known by the Name of 
Trenton Mills, with three Pair of Stones, three Bolting- 
boxes, a Country Bolt, suitable for the Country Business ; 



4/2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

as also his Fulling-mill, Dye-house, Press, and Tools for 
carrying on the Business of a Fuller; with a good Dwell- 
ing-house and Lot for a Fuller, &c, and a good Garden 
Lot for his Tenders, Bars, &c. the whole Buildings and 
Works in as compleat Order as any Mills in the Province, 
having been all put in good Repair, with Iron Rounds in 
the Trunnel Heads, and new Shafts, Cog-wheels, Water- 
wheels &c. The House is large and convenient for carry- 
ing on the Business, having a fine Country round the said 
Mills for Wheat and other Grain, lying in the Middle of 
Trenton, and the Landing does not exceed a Quarter of a 
Mile for the Delivery of all the Business of the Mills; 
and for the Advantage of the Buyer, there will be sold 100 
Acres of Land, adjoining said Mills, one Third thereof 
being cleared, and in good Grass for Pasture or Meadow, 
the other two Thirds Woodland. Also> a large Stone 
Dwelling-house, built with the best Lime Morter, and 
Quarry-stone, compleatly finished, with Out-houses, 
Chaise-houses and Stables, and a good Lot and Garden 
to said House. Also a large well built Store-house, two 
Stories high, adjoining the Dwelling-house. Likewise a 
large Bake-house two Stories high, built of Stone and 
Lime, with two Ovens, and Rooms for holding Bread and 
Ship Stuff, with a Cooper's Shop under the same Roof, 
all compleatly finished, and in good Order, standing oppo- 
site to the abovesaid Mills, on the other Side the Street. 
One other Dwelling-house, two Stories high, with a large 
Lot for a Garden, fronting King-street, and running back 
to Queen street, in Trenton. Also my Ferry, known by 
the Name of Trenton Ferry, with a Patent for the same, 
and all the Boats, &c. for carrying on the Business; and 
for further Encouragement to the Buyer, 200 Acres of 
Land will be sold, one Third of which is cleared, with a 
pretty good Orchard, and all in Fence, the other Part 



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thereof Woodland; the Buildings are large and in good 
Order, with Barn, Stable, Store-house, &c. Also my 
home Plantation, containing 300 Acres of Land, with a 
large well built Brick-house, two Stories high, and two 
handsome Fronts, with Court-yards done in the best Man- 
ner, and a genteel Garden, well-fenced, a Barn, Chaise- 
house, and all other useful Buildings to the Accommoda- 
tion of the same; the said Lands being about one Third 
-cleared, and in good Fence, with Meadows, and Grass 
Land to accommodate the same, an Orchard of about 400 
Apple-trees, of the best Fruit, and a good Collection of 
almost every other Kind of Fruit. One other House and 
Lot, of about seven Acres of Land, with a good Garden, 
all in good Board Fence. One other House and Lot, con- 
taining 22 Acres, with a good Garden and Board Fence, 
the greatest Part of said Lot may be made good Meadow, 
lying opposite the aforesaid Mills, fronting the Street by 
the Bridge. Likewise 36 Acres, lying about three Miles 
from Trenton, being all Woodland, well timbered. And 
several Lots, laid out by a Plan regularly made and sur- 
veyed, in my new Town of Kingsberry, opposite Trenton, 
bounding on the River Delaware; which by said Plan and 
Draft will more at large appear, not exceeding 30 Miles 
from Philadelphia, in West New- Jersey. 1 There needs no 
Recommendation of the Advantages every Part thereof 
lias for Trade, and the Pleasantness of the Situation. It 
affords many Diversions, such as Fishing, Fowling, 
Hunting and other agreeable Exercises, as it lies in the 
Heart of a fine Country, and at the Head of the Tide or 
Navigation, on the River Delaware, and commands a full 
View of the last Fall in said River. Any Person inclin- 

l This property was conveyed to Robert Lettis Hooper, of Trenton, 
gentlemen, by deed dated January 31, 1753, from the Honble. Col- 
onel George Thomas, of the Island of Antigua, and wife Elizabeth; 
Thomas derived the same from William Morris and Anthony Morris, 
of Philadelphia. The mills were previously known as Trent's Mills. 
For another advertisement of part of this property see N. J. Archives, 
XX., 365-7. 



474 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

ing to purchase the whole Estate, on paying One Third 
of the Purchase Money down, may have any reasonable 
Time for Payment of the Remainder, giving good Secur- 
ity, and paying Interest. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
1882, January 17, 1765. 

Capt. Avery's schooner from North-Carolina, drove 
out of our Bay without any person on board, was boarded 
off Cape May and carried into Turtle Gutt. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1154, January 17, 1765. 

To be SOLD or LET for a term of Years, 

A Convenient brew house and malt house, with all the 
necessary utensils; also a good dwelling house; with 
four rooms on a floor, conveniently situated, for carrying 
on the brewing business in Trenton, enquire of 

WILLIAM LISTER. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1155, January 24, 
1765- 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Kingwood, 
Hunterdon County, West Jersey, on the I4th of January 
instant, an Apprentice Lad, named George Richard, but 
calls himself sometimes George Gillespy; he is about 15 
Years of Age, 4 Feet 7 Inches high, of a fair Complex- 
ion, has short dark brown Hair, and a lively Look : Had 
011, when he went away, a half worn Felt Hat, a new Coat 
of home made Cloth of Ash Colour, with small round 
Cuffs, and black Horn Buttons, an old patched Linsey 
under Jacket, with Pewter Buttons, coarse Flaxen Shirt, 
Leather Breeches, new blue Stockings, old Shoes, tied 
with Latchets. He is a German, but speaks tolerable good 
English. Whoever brings said Apprentice to his Master 
or secures him in any Goal, so that he may have him 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 475 

again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable 
Charges paid by JACOB Fox. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1883, January 24, 
1765- 

v Came to the Plantation of James Little, in Hopewell 
Township, Cumberland County, some Time ago, a brown 
or red Steer, about a Year old. The Owner proving his 
Property, and paying Charges, may have him again. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Grist-Mill and Saw-mill, about 6 or 7 Miles from 
Trenton Landing, on the same Creek with Trenton Mills ; 
they have the Advantage of being the upper Mills on that 
Stream, have Plenty of Water in the driest Season, and 
are in a Neighbourhood abounding with Oak, Bilstead 
and Maple timber; so that the Saw-mill may be generally 
kept going by the Timber brought to saw on Halves. For 
Terms enquire of Wilson Hunt, in Maidenhead, about 
two Miles from the Premises, or Abraham Hunt, at Tren- 
ton. Half or two Thirds of the Purchase Money may 
remain in the Purchaser's Hands two Years, or perhaps 
longer, on paying Interest yearly. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation, with about 200 Acres of Land, 50 where- 
of is cleared, 1 5 Acres of good Meadow, and the Remain- 
der well timbered; there is a good Dwelling-house and 
Orchard, a Barn and other Out-houses thereon, also a 
Grist-Mill, with one Pair of Stones, and a Fulling-Mill, 
with Press-shop, Dye-house, Tenter-bars, and all other 
Tools and Utensils necessary for carrying on the Full- 
ing Business; situate on the main Branch of Great 
Timber Creek, in the County of Gloucester, in the West- 
ern Division of the Province of New-Jersey, in a good 



476 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Part of the Country for Trade, being within a Mile of 
navigable Water on said Creek, and 8 Miles from the 
Town of Gloucester; it is an old accustomed Place for 
Business, both in the Grinding and Fulling Way, and the 
Stream has never been known to fail in the driest Seasons. 
The Title is good, and the Terms may be known by apply- 
ing to the Subscriber, on the Premises. 

SAMUEL BLACKWOOD. 

On looking into the New-York Gazette of December 
3, 1764, I find the following Paragraph; "On Thursday, 
the 2Oth Instant, a Half-mile Race was run on Staten- 
Island for 300 1. between Mr. Water's Horse True Brit- 
ain, and a Gelding belonging to Mr. Corell of New-Jer- 
sey, which was won by three Lengths by the former." 
And as the Facts are misrepresented, I beg the following 
State of them may be published, the Truth of which I can 
prove by a Number of Persons of established good Rep- 
utation. The True Britain, and my Valiant, (a Stallion, 
not a Gelding) ran on Staten-Island the 2Oth of last No- 
vember, for a Wager of 120 1. which the True Britain 
won, and Mr. Waters received of Colonel Seyman, in 
whose Hands I staked that Sum, but the Distance he beat 
him was much short of three Lengths. After the Race 
was run, in a Conversation between myself, Mr. Benja- 
min Waters, 'and Mr. Nathaniel Herd, I said, "Valiant 
had lost his Race by an Accident." In a few Minutes 
after the Wager was paid, Mr. Anthony Waters chal- 
lenged me to run again that Week, .for the same Sum, or 
double the Sum, which I accepted, agreeable to his Chal- 
lenge; and we agreed to meet next Morning, at Mr. Van- 
derbelt's, to view a Piece of Ground, which he thought 
would suit his Horse, better than that on which the 
Horses had run, and to stake the Money. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 477 

He did not appear till after 12 o' Clock, and then re- 
fused to run because (he said) "The Horse belonged to 
him but in Part," and "that he would not disoblige his 
Friends, he would rather forfeit 100 1." and offered to pay 
me the Damage, which I refused, and press'd him ear- 
nestly to stake the Money and run ; I told him he had not 
made that Objection to the first Race, and that I thought 
he would not have made it to the second, but that he was 
convinced the Valiant could beat the Britain. And now, 
to convince the Public, that I do think the Valiant can beat 
the Britain, I hereby offer to run the Race Mr. Waters 
challenged me to, at any Time he dare, allowing me any 
reasonable Time to fit my Horse for it. The above-men- 
tioned VALIANT is about 15 Hands high, a strong made, 
and a beautifully proportioned Horse; a remarkably good 
dark bay, and is full Blood. He will cover Mares the en- 
suing Season, at my House at Cory ell's Ferry, in Buck 
County, at Three Pounds the Season, and Half-a-Crown 

to the Groom I have good Pasture, and Mares 

sent to me will be properly taken Care of, at Two Shillings 
and Six-pence per Week. 

JOHN CORYELL 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1884, January 31, 
1765. 

TO BE SOLD, 

At the London Coffee-house, by way of publick vendue, 
on Friday the I2th day of February next at 6 o'clock 
in the evening; 

ONE fourteenth share of the New Brunswick COPPER 
MINE; which now yields excellent solid oar, and is so 
circumstanced, that the purchaser will be at no charges in 
carrying it on, and that it may be worked to the very best 



478 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

advantage, the gentlemen already concerned, have agreed 
with a person to build a smelting house. 1 

Any person inclining to purchase before the day of pub- 
lick sale, by applying to Willliam Bradford at the London 
Coffee-house may know the terms. The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1156, January 31, 1765. 

New-York, January 31. On Monday last a pedlar at- 
tempted to cross the North River from New- York to 
Poulas Hook on the ice, and is supposed to be drown'd, 
as we hear his hat and budget have been found, and he has 
not since been heard of. New York Gazette or Weekly 
Post Boy, January 31, 1765. 

WHEREAS by Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias, to me 
directed, issued out of the County Court of Mid- 
dlesex County, against the Goods and Chattels, Lands and 
Tenements of Richard Clawson, at the suit of Samuel 
Rue. I have taken and seized a certain Tract of Land, 
containing about 240 Acres, lying and being near Cran- 
berry, in the South Ward of Amboy, of, and belonging 
to the said Richard Clawson. Now these are to give No- 
tice, that the said Tract of Land, taken as aforesaid, will 
be exposed to Sale at public Vendue, on Thursday the 
2 ist Day of this Inst. February, at the House of Peter 
Covenhaven, Tavern Keeper. The said Vendue to begin 
at twelve o' Clock in the forenoon of the same Day, at 
which Time and Place, the Terms and Conditions of Sale 
will be declared and made known, 

By me JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 
Perth- Amboy, Dec. 19, 1764. 



T 



HIS is to give Notice, that the Vendue and Sale of 
the Plantation, Tract of Land and Premises, where- 



iThis same share was advertised in 1761. See N. J. Archives, XX, 
26; also 382, 400. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 479 

on Samuel Nevill, Esq, deceased, lived; situate in the City 
of Perth- Amboy, which was this Day to have been made, 
by Virtue of certain Writs of Execution, issuing out of 
the Supreme Court of this Province; is adjourned until 
Wednesday the twentieth Day of this inst. February: 
The said Plantation contains about 1 60 Acres of Land, 
the whole very good; several Acres whereof is fresh 
Meadow, and some salt Meadow, some Wood Land, two 
Dwelling-Houses, one of which is new, but not fully fur- 
nished: The place is very Pleasant, well watered, and 
has an extraordinary Spring near the House; a consider- 
able Front upon the River Rariton; and is very conven- 
ient for a Gentleman, Merchant, or Farmer. 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 
Perth- Amboy, January 26, 1765. 

This Day is PUBLISHED, 

An Account O'f the 
COLLEGE of NEW-JERSEY. 

In which are described the Methods of Government, 
Modes of Instruction, Manners and Expences of living 
in the same, &c. 

With a Prospect of the COLLEGE neatly engraved. 
Published, by Order of the TRUSTEES, for the Informa- 
tion of the Public; particularly of the Friends and Ben- 
efactors of the Institution, in Europe and America. 1 
Sold by GARRET NOEL, 

Bookseller, next Door to the Merchant's Coffee-House. 
The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1765. 

Made his Escape from Trenton Goal, in Hunterdon 
County, Province of W T est New-Jersey, a Man committed 
for running away from Israel Lariam, in Salem County, 

i The above is the exact title of this little pamphlet of 47 pages. It 
was printed at Woodbridge, New Jersey, by James Parker, 1764. 



480 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

named John Coleman, about 18 Years of Age, freckled 
Face, has red Hair, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high; had on 
a lightish coloured Coat, with large Metal Buttons to the 
Breast and Skirts, good Leather Breeches, a half worn 
Castor Hat, a red Jacket of Coating Cloth, double breast- 
ed, with yellow carved Buttons, a Check Shirt, and had 
others, a Pair of grey wove Stockings, good Pumps, with 
Silver Buckles. Whoever takes up the said John Cole- 
man, and brings him to the Subscriber hereof, or secures 
him in any of his Majesty's Goals, so that he may be had 
again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, paid by 

GEORGE BROWN, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1885, February 7, 
1765- 

To Cover MARES the ensuing Season, at Mr. ROBERT 
RHEA'S, near Monmouth Court-house, in Freehold, East 
New- Jersey, at Three Pounds Jersey Proclamation 
Money for each Mare; 

A Black Horse, called FREDERICK, imported last Year 
from England. He is six Years old, is full 15 Hands 
high, and is perhaps the most complete made Horse in 
America. He was got by a Son of Hobgoblin's, out of 
Lord Godolphin's Golden Lock Mare. His Dam was the 
famous Firetail Mare, belonging to Mr. William Croffts, 
of Suffolk. Good Pasture for Mares, and proper Care 
taken of them, at One Shilling and Sixpence per Week. 

To be sold, by Way of public Vendue, on the first Day 
of March next, on the Premises, that noted and valuable 
Ferry, known by the Name of the New Ferry, on Ranco- 
kas Creek, situate in Chester Township, Burlington 
County, West Jersey, on the new Road leading from 
Cooper's Ferries to Burlington; together with 207 Acres 
of Land thereunto belonging, 10 Acres whereof is good 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

drained Meadow, about 50 or 60 Acres of cleared Land, 
the Remainder Wood Land, Part of which is well tim- 
bered, whereon is a Dwelling-house and Barn, a Well o>f 
good Water near the Door; the Scows and other Uten- 
sils necessary will be sold with the Premises. The Pur- 
chaser paying 500 Pounds down, may have reasonable 
Time allowed for the Remainder, with paying lawful 
Interest for the same. SAMUEL STOKES, and JOHN LIP- 
PINCOTT, Executors. 

N. B. 1 he said Premises will be sold between the 
Hours of 2 and 6 of said Day. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, the following Tracts of 
Land, viz. 140 Acres, situate in Northampton, Burling- 
ton County, adjoining Lands of Thomas Cooper, Isaac 
Hanes, and others, 40 Acres of which being good Timber 
Swamp that will make good Meadow, with a Run of 
Water running through it, the Upland well timbered, and 
but one Mile and a Half from Ancocus Creek, where the 
Timber may be sent to Philadelphia. 

One other Tract containing 150 Acres, adjoining 
Mountholly in Northampton aforesaid, bounded on Lands 
of Daniel Doughty, Edward Andrews, John Woolman, 
Josiah W T hite, and others, and is well timbered, and Mead- 
ow may be made. 

One other Tract of twelve Acres of good Meadow, 
well drained, and in good Cedar Fence, about one Mile 
from the last mentioned Land. 

Also 200 Acres of Woodland, lying in the County of 
Sussex, adjoining Lands of William Henry, the Lega- 
tees of Thomas Lambert, and Joseph Sacket. For Terms 
of Sale, apply to THOMAS PRYN, junior, in Burlington, or 
Samuel Pryor, in Philadelphia. The Purchaser paying 
Part of the Purchase Money, may have Time for the Re- 
mainder. 



482 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Six POUNDS Reward 

RUN away, on Sunday, the 2/th of January last, from 
the Subscriber, living in Lower Freehold, in the County 
of Monmouth, a Servant Man, named William Jones, 
alias Crowly, a middling sized well set Fellow, of a dark 
Complexion, has short black Hair, a little curled, a small 
Scar on his Left-cheek, and another across his Nose, is 
much given to Drink, and is fond of driving a Team; he 
was seen in Maidenhead the 2pth of January, enquiring 
for Work; had on, when he went away, a good Castor 
Hat, a green Great Coat, a Tickset Jacket, and a Swan- 
skin Ditto under it, with black Spots, old Leather Breech- 
es, mixed coloured Yarn Stockings, lately footed, and old 
Pumps. Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, so 
that his Master may have him again, shall have the above 
Reward, paid by 

WILLIAM TAYLOR. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1886, February 
14, 1765- 

To BE SOLD 
By the Subscriber: 

A Plantation lying in the County of Somerset and 
Province of East New- Jersey; containing 200 
Acres of Land, together with a dwelling-House, Barn, 
Orchard, a Stone Waggon House, and Granary; 30 Acres 
of mowing Meadow, and 50 Acres of good Timber Land. 
The above Farm is well watered, having a good Spring 
in every Field; and is pleasantly situated, on the great 
Road that leads from Prince-Town, to Brunswick, joyn- 
ing the Lands of Capt. William Howard, and within one 
Mile of the College. Any Person inclining to purchase, 
may inquire of SAMUEL BRUNSON, living on the Prem- 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4 8 3 

ises, who will agree on reasonable Terms, and give a suf- 
ficient Title for the same. 

Prince-Town, Feb. n, 1765. 

The Neiv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, Feb- 
ruary 14, 1765. 

To be Sold, 

A Very well improved Plantation, joining the Town 
of Shrewsbury, containing 170 Acres; 80 of which 
are by far the best timber' d of any in that Neighbour- 
hood; very handy to the North and South Rivers; each 
navigable for Boats to the New- York Markets : There is 
a very commodious large House, Barn, Stable, Crib, out 
Kitchen, and sundry other Buildings, with the neatest 
Milk Room in all the Jersey's. Inquire of SIDNEY 
BREESE on the Premises, or at his House at New York. 
The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, February 
21, 1765. 

Monmouth in New Jersey, February 21. 
ESCAPED from the Sheriff of Monmouth County in 
East New-Jersey, about a twelve month ago or upwards, 
a prisoner named Samuel Edward, a thick well sett man, 
very large leggs, a taylor by trade, aged about 25 years. 
Whoever apprehends said prisoner and secures him in any 
of his Majesty's goals, so that he may be had again, shall 
receive six POUNDS as a reward paid by Mr. Isaac Wick- 
off, merchant in Philadelphia. 

TO BE SOLD by Publick V endue, 
On Wednesday the 3d of April next (if not before sold at 

private sale) 

THAT valuable estate in Kingwood, in the county of 
Hunterdon, New Jersey, late the property of Charles 
Hoff, Esq; consisting of 



484 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

1 The mansion house, an overshot grist mill, barn, 
stables, milk house, orchard, &c. with 97 and 1-2 acres of 
land. 

2 A new stone house, a grist mill in good order for 
merchant work, a saw mill, barn, orchard, &c. with 36 
acres of land. 

3. An old house with 67 and 3-4 acres of land in work- 
ing order, which may conveniently be joined to lot No. 2. 

4. A stone house, fulling mill, dye house, &c. with 15 
acres of land. 

5 A log house, with an additional room of stone, with 
91 and 1-2 acres of land. 

6. A forge with two fire places, on a good stream 
about half a mile from the mills, with convenient houses 
for the workmen, a good large coal house, and 52 acres 
of land. 

The buildings en the first five lotts are all within the 
compass of about one quarter of a mile, in a pleasant 
healthy situation, about 30 miles distant from Trenton, 
and the same from Brunswick, in the midst of a fine wheat 
country, and is an exceeding good place for trade. 

Time will be given for good part of the purchase 
money, agreeable to conditions to be published at the day 
of sale, and the purchaser may have possession immedi- 
ately. 

Any person inclining to become a purchaser may treat 
with Andrew Reed in Trenton, or Charles Pettit in Phil- 
adelphia. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1159, Febru- 
ary 21, 1765. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Compleat small Farm, lying in the Center of the 
Town of Shrewsbury, New-Jersey, containing 56 Acres 
of very good Land and Meadow, with a good Dwelling- 
house, Gardens, an Orchard of excellent Fruit, Stables 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 485 

and other Out-houses, all in good Repair, and in compleat 
Order for a Tavern, it being the Place where the most 
noted One in Shrewsbury, hath been kept for many Years, 
and in a proper Place for a Store, Tradesman, or any oth- 
er public Business. Also a Tract of Woodland, contain- 
ing 100 Acres, lying a small Distance from the above; to 
be sold together, or separate. Likewise another Lot, lying 
a few Chains distant from the first mentioned House, 
containing 9 Acres of very good Land and Meadow, with 
a good House, Garden, Orchard &c. all in good Repair. 
All, or any Part of the above, may be entered upon by 
the First of April next. The Title indisputable. For 
further Particulars, enquire of the Subscriber, on the first 
mentioned Premises, who will agree on very reasonable 
Terms. 

JOSIAH HALSTEAD. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1887, February 
21, 1765. 

To be sold by Way of public Vendue, on Thursday, the 
2 ist Day of March next, at the Dwelling-house of the 
Subscriber, in Waterford, Gloucester County, 250 Acres 
of Land (Part and Parcel of the said Subscriber's Plan- 
tation and Tract of Land, whereon he now lives), and 
fronts on Cooper's Creek, lying about four Miles and a 
Half from the City of Philadelphia, on which is a Dwell- 
ing-house, Kitchen, Barn and Stables, with other Con- 
veniences; also a good bearing Orchard, 25 Acres of 
good mowable Meadow, and more lying adjacent, which 
with little Cost may be made good Meadow. There is a 
valuable Quarry of good Stone for Building. The unim- 
proved Part of said Land is well timbered. The Title to 
the whole is indisputable. 

At the Time and Place aforesaid will likewise be ex- 
posed to Sale, Horses, Cows, one Pair of good working 



486 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Cattle, an Ox Cart, Houshold Goods, Husbandry Uten- 
sils, and many other Things, too tedious to insert. The 
Conditions of Sale will be made known at the Time and 
Place aforesaid, when and where proper Attendance will 

be given, by 

CHARLES DAY. 

To be sold by public Vendue, by the Executors of 
Thomas Overend, deceased, on Monday, the nth of 
March, at two o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the House of 
Benjamin David, in Cross wicks, Burlington County, a 
House and Lot of Ground, containing one Quarter of an 
Acre, more or less, with a good Stone-house, Chaise- 
house, Stable, and other Conveniences, now in the Tenure 
of David Clark, who has three Years and a Half of a 
Lease on the Premises to come; it is pleasantly situated 
for a Country Store or Tradesman, as it lies on the pub- 
lic Road, near the Friends Meeting-house. The Title is 
indisputable. Attendance will be given at the Time of 
Sale, by JOHN GOODWIN, and JOHN PALMER, Executors. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, living in Bordentown, on 
the 2Oth Day of March next, at public Sale, if not sold 
before by private Sale, a Plantation, or Tract of Land, 
containing about 230 Acres, with a good Dwelling-house, 
two Stories high, four Rooms on a Floor, and a good 
Cellar; a good Barn, Waggon-house and other conven- 
ient Out-houses; Plenty of Orcharding, both of Apple 
and other Fruit Trees; about 100 Acres of said Land 
(being great Part Swamp) is well timbered, and excellent 
for Ship-building, being chiefly White-oak; said Swamp 
will make good Meadow, if properly cultivated, as the 
Soil is good; on one Side of said Place runs a Creek, on 
which lies upwards of 40 Acres of Marsh, 20 Acres of 
which is lately cleared and banked, and will undoubtedly 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

make excellent Meadow. The whole Place is in good Re- 
pair, and lies within Half a Mile of Bordentown, healthy 
and pleasantly situated; but it is needless to tell a thou- 
sand fine Things, for if any Gentleman inclines to buy, 
he will chuse to look before he purchases, and so of Course 
he will see all the good Properties belonging to the same. 
The Terms shall be easy, and a good Title given, by 

JOHN EDWARDS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1888, February 
28, 1765. 

AS the greatest Part of the New-Britain Purchasers 
died in a short Time after making said Purchase, 
and the Lands therein contained fell to Orphan Children, 
for which Reason no Improvements were made on said 
Lands, for many Years after said Purchase, which Delay 
gave the Proprietors of New-Jersey Encouragement to 
re-survey, and sell the said Lands to other People; and 
whereas by Reason of the Proprietors of the said New- 
Britain Purchase, having delayed prosecuting the People, 
now living on said Lands, they now refuse to deliver the 
Possession thereof. All the Proprietors of the said New- 
Britain Purchase, are therefore desired to meet at the 
House of John Stout in New-York, on the Twelfth Day 
of April next, of which they are intreated not to fail, in 
order to form themselves into a Body, to consult about 
Measures for dispossessing the People so settled on our 
Land as aforesaid. 1 
Feb. 15, 1765. 

Perth- Amboy, Feb. 10, 1765. 

To be sold, at public Vendue, on Tuesday the 26th Day 
of March 1765, and entered upon the First of May; 

i For some account of the Indian deed for New Britain, and the pat- 
ent given therefor by Peter Sonmans, see N. J. Historical Society's 
Proceedings, 2d Series, XIII., 140-142. 



488 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

1"* HE House and Lot that Peter M'Lean now lives in; 
the House has 32 Feet Front, 1 8 or 20 Feet wide; 
it is two Stories high, it contains four Rooms, with Fire 
Places, besides Closets and Garrets; most pleasantly sit- 
uated in Smith-Street, in the City of Perth- Amboy; the 
Lot is 36 Feet Front, and Rear, 165 Feet long; in the 
Yard is an excellent Well, a Tan- Yard, with a run of 
Water through the same; a very good Garden, all in 
good Fence." It would suit a Gentleman, Merchant, or 
Tradesman, particularly a Shoemaker, or Tanner, who 
may fall into the best Business in New-Jersey. The ven- 
due is to begin at 10 of the Clock, at the said House, the 
Title indisputable; a good Deed will be given by me, 

PETER M'LEAN. 

To BE SOLD 

On Wednesday the third Day of next April, by Auction, 
or public Vendue. 

THE late Dwelling-house of Capt. HENRY ARNOLD, 
deceased; situate in the Town of Shrewsbury, 
New-Jersey, within half a Mile of the Church, Presby- 
terian, Quaker Meeting, and Market House in the said 
Town, (or at any Time before at private Sale) with 24 
Acres of very good Land on which said House stands, 
well watered, there being a good new Barn, young thrifty 
Orchard and large Garden on said Tract, all inclosed with 
a lawful new Fence; with 10 Acres of good fresh Mead- 
ow, about three Quarters of a Mile from said House; and 
10 Acres of Wood Land, about two Miles distant: By 
the Executors of the said Capt. Arnold, being his Widow 
Mrs. Sarah Arnold, now residing on the Premises, and 
Mr. James Sacket, in New- York, by whom a good Title 
in Fee Simple, to any Purchaser, will be given. The said 
Tract is within two Miles of several Landings and Grist- 



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mills. There will also be exposed to Sale on the said Day, 
and at the said House, a Waggon, new pleasure Sled, new 
Cider-mill and Press, Plow and several other Farmer's 
Utensils, Horses, Cows, Hogs, &c. with a fine Negro Boy 
and Negro Girl, aged about 12 or 14 Years each. 
Shrewsbury, Feb. 12, 1765. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1765. 

NEW-YORK, February 21. 

Extract of a letter from Joseph Yea-mans, late master of 
the sloop St. George. 

Norfolk in Virginia, Feb. 2, 1765. 

"On Saturday January the I2th about noon, set sail 
from New York, bound for Maryland, with a smart gale 
of wind at N. W., which obliged me to sail under a reifed 
mainsail and jib. The wind increased with a very large 
sea, till about 6 o'clock, 3 leagues S. S. E. from Sandy 
Hook, when a double deck'd snow called the Gordon, 
about 250 tons burden, John Pym, Master, belonging to 
New-York, ran foul of me, whereby the sloop's topping- 
lift, shrouds, and main boom were carried away, 12 feet 
of her waiste, with the timbers, wale, &c. stove in, and 
also one side of the long-boat; the sloop being by this 
shock disabled from proceeding on her voyage; to save 
our lives we all quitted her and got on board the snow, 
whose cutwater and sheathing were also much damaged : 
two of my men had their fingers frozen. Night coming 
on, at my request Capt. Pym agreed to lie to till morning, 
to try if any thing might be saved from the sloop, but 
there was no appearance of her, and we have reason to 
think she went to the bottom. We all arrived here in 18 
days passage." 

Norfolk, (in Virginia) Feb. 2. The schooner Sally, 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [176$ 

Woolsey Burton, master, who sailed from Amboy on the 
25th December last, bound to Indian river, was by hard 
gales of north, and westwardly winds, blown off to the 
latitude of 37, distance to eastward 45 leagues, and lost 
his mainmast. 

After being out 30 days, having expended all their pro- 
visions, except about two bushels of pease, and having 
nothing to drink for 3 weeks, except their own water, and 
a little they caught from rain, they were taken up by a 
schooner belonging to Piscataway, from Barbados, 
Thomas May, master, bound to this port, who has 
brought them in* with him, but in a very weak and low 
condition. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1160, Febru- 
ary 28, 1765. 

Just published, and to be sold by W. BRADFORD, 

AN 
ACCOUNT 

OF THE 

COLLEGE 

OF 

NEW-JERSEY. 

In which are described the methods of government, 
modes of instruction, manner and expences of living in 
the same, &c. With a prospect of the College neatly en- 
graved. Published, by order of the TRUSTEES, for the 
information of the public; particularly of the friends and 
benefactors of the institution, in Europe and America. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1161, March 7, 1765. 

To be sold, at publick Vendue, on the Premises, the 
Tenth Day of April next, at twelve o'Clock, by the Sub- 
scriber. 

A Good new Grist-Mill, with two Pair of Stones, two 
Water Wheels, with Bolting-Clothes, going by 



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Water; and suitable either for a Merchant, or Country 
Work; a never failing Stream of Water, with a large 
commodious House for storing of Wheat, in a good 
Wheat Country; situate on Beare-Brook, in the Town- 
ship of Windsor, and County of Middlesex, and Province 
of New-Jersey, about four Miles from Prince-Town, 
lying convenient either for Philadelphia or New-York 
Market, with a new Dwelling-House, and other conve- 
nient Buildings thereunto belonging, with a good Saw- 
Mill adjoining the Grist-Mill, where may be had plenty of 
Timber, by MEHLON WRIGHT. 

Perth- Amboy, March 7, 1765. 

To be sold at Public Vendue, on Tuesday the Qth Day 
of April next, on the Premises : 

THE House formerly belonging to MATTHEW ISEL- 
STINE, late of the City of Perth- Amboy, deceased; 
standing upon the Corner of High-Street, in Water- 
street; there is a good Garden adjoining, with a good 
.Stable, Store-House, and other Conveniences, all very 
near the River, with a good Dock, and is suitable for a 
Tavern-keeper, Shop-keeper, or private Gentleman, a 
Tavern having been kq)t there for some Years. Any Per- 
son inclining to purchase the said House, &c. before the 
Day of Sale, may agree with the Subscriber, living on the 
Premises, by whom an indisputable Title will be given. 

SAMUEL ISELSTINE. 

N. B. The Vendue to begin at Ten o'Clock in the 
Morning. 

Valuable LANDS to be SOLD. 

On Monday the 25th Day of March, Instant, will be 
exposed to sale at public Vendue, by the Subscriber, on 
the Premises : 



4Q2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Two very valuable and commodious FARMS, lying 
at Prince-Town, in the county of Somerset, con- 
taining each, about 260 acres, whereon is a considerable 
quantity of meadoAV ground, and wood land, and several 
springs and streams of water. These two FARMS are di- 
vided by the road laid out directly opposite to the college, 
and leading to Rocky-hill; and are very pleasantly situ- 
ated. 

At the sartie time will be sold at public Vendue, 
A parcel of fine NEGRO SLAVES, CATTLE, HORSES, and 
SHEEP. An Indisputable title for the real estate, will be 
made to the purchaser, .by 

THOMAS LEONARD. 
Prince-Town, March the 5th, I765. 1 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
March 7, 1765. 

Burlington County, February 7, 1765. 
WAS committed to this Goal, a certain Man, on Sus- 
picion of being a Runaway, who calls himself William 
M'Bride, he is an Irishman, a Weaver by Trade, of a 
fresh Complexion, long black Hair, his Cloathing long 
blue Nap Trowsers, a red straight bodied Coat, with 
round Pewter Buttons, and white Irish Cloth Jacket; he 
says he bought the Coat in Philadelphia, and he came 
from Kent County in August last. If he has a Master, 
he is desired to come, pay Charges, and take him away, 
otherwise he will be sold out for the same, in two Weeks 
from the Date hereof. 

EPHRAIM PHILLIPS, Coaler. 

To be LETT or SOLD 

A Genteel and commodious two Story Brick House, 
pleasantly situated in Trenton, on the Road leading to 

i Subsequently postponed to April 23, on account of the weather. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 493 

Pennington, with four Rooms on a Floor, well finished, 
and Cellar under the whole, a Well and Stable, with 12 
Acres of Land, 4 or 5 of which capable of being made 
good Meadow, on which is a good young Orchard, and a 
constant Stream of Water running through the same. 
Any Person inclining to rent or purchase the same, may 
know the Terms, by applying to the Subscriber, living on 
the Premises. 

ELIZABETH MULLEN. 

Several of the Inhabitants of Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County, propose to present a Petition before 
the House of Representatives, at the next Sessions, for 
the Building a Drawbridge over Raccoon Creek, near its, 
Mouth. If any Persons have Objections against it, they 
are desired to appear before the .House, in order to set 
forth their Reasons for such Objections. 

CONSTANTINE WlLKINS 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1889, March 7, 



RUN away from the Subscriber, of Cohansey-bridge, 
in Cumberland County, West New-Jersey, a Frenchman, 
named Peter Lavote, a Shoemaker by Trade, talks broken 
English, about five Feet nine Inches high ; had on a light 
coloured tight bodied Coat, and Breeches of the same, has 
short black Hair, cocked-up Hat, walks very strait, of a 
pretty bold Countenance; he took with him a bay Mare, 
Saddle and Bridle, the Mare has a bald Face, two wall 
Eyes, and her hind Feet white. Whoever takes up and 
secures said Man, with the Mare, Saddle and Bridle, so 
that the Owner may have them again, shall have Forty 
Shillings Reward, paid by 

PETER SOULLARD. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1889, March 7, 
1765- 



494 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Philadelphia, March 8, 1765. 
MR. HALL, 

If you think the following worth a Place in your Paper, 
the Public are heartily welcome to my Endeavours to pro- 
mote the Knowledge of it by a Publication. 

TRAVELLING the other Day, in Company with a repu- 
table Farmer, he happened accidentally to inform me, that 
he has at Times been subject to that excruciating Disor- 
der the Gravel, and was particularly afflicted with it some 
time ago, when upon a long Journey from his Home: 
Fortunately for him, in the Course of his Progress, he met 
with a certain Gentleman, whom he believes to be a Doc- 
tor, who, upon knowing his Case, acquainted him, that he 
had heard of a Remedy which had been very beneficial to 

some, and he doubted not would do him Service 

Take, says he, the Saw-dust proceeding from good mellow 
Pine, boil it in clear Spring Water, let it settle, and then 
strain it off; drink freely of this, and you will soon find 
Relief The Person, glad to alleviate his Mis- 
ery, tried the Experiment, and in ten Hours after found 
it gave him Ease : He used the Drink three or four Days, 
and declares his Pain quite left him, and that since that 
Time he has scarce felt any thing of his said Disorder. 

I confess the Remedy seems simple; but as I doubt not 
the Truth of what the Gentleman has asserted, I hope the 
Freedom I take on this Occasion may be excused. . . . 
What confirms me in the Belief of its Efficacy is, the re- 
puted Virtues of Turpentine, the Uses of which, accord- 
ing to Chambers, "are innumerable," and is particularly 
" famous for clearing the urinary Passages, and as such, 

is prescribed for Obstructions in the Reins," &c 

Now, as this Substance is the well known Product of the 
Pine, it seems to me reasonable to think, that the Pine 
Dust must contain of the oily Nature, and that therefore, 



1/65] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 495 

it may have the good Effect above mentioned. If, upon 
Trial, it should prove as beneficial to any others, as it has 
done to the Person who gave me the Intelligence, my End 
in giving you this Trouble will be fully answered. Who 
am 

Your Friend and Customer 

Civis 

N. B. As they saw Abundance o-f Pine in the Jerseys, 
the Dust may be had in great Plenty; three Quarts is a 
suitable Proportion to a Gallon of Water, and may be 
sweetened, to make it palatable. 

To be sold by public Vendue, in Hopewell, New Jersey, 
within two Miles of Pennington, on Thursday the nth of 
April next, a Grist-mill, with two Pair of Stones, 75 
Acres of Land thereunto belonging, a good Dwelling- 
house on the Premises, a Stone Weaver's Shop, and a 
good Barn, 12 Acres of Meadow, a good Orchard, with 
80 Apple Trees, and 60 Peach Trees. One Half of the 
Purchase Money to be paid down, 100 Pounds within one 
Year after, and the Remainder within one Year after that. 
A good and sufficient Title will be made, by DANIEL LAM- 
BERT, and JOSEPH LAMBERT, Executors. 

RUN away last May, from the Subscriber, living in 
Gloucester County, West Jersey, a Servant Man, named 
Joseph Stennard, about 37 Years of Age, a short, well set 
Fellow, with a round Face, and brown Hair. Whoever 
secures him in any Goal in West- Jersey, shall have Three 
Pounds Reward, paid by 

JOHN GOSLING. 

N. B. He was in Philadelphia last December, and it 
is said he went in a Vessel belonging to> Capt. Cunning- 
ham, but to what Place, I have not yet learnt. 



496 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

To be Sold, 

A Good Plantation in Cranbury, in Middlesex County, 
and Province of New-Jersey, containing 250 Acres 
of Land; on it is a House, Barn, a good Well at the Door, 
and an Orchard of 350 Apple Trees, that will make 60 or 
70 Barrels of Cyder in a bearing Year. Any Person in- 
clining to purchase, must apply to John Gordon, living on 
the Premises, by whom a good Title will be given. 

March n,.i^6^. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Commodious Plantation, within Half a Mile of 
Princetown, and 200 Yards of the Post Road, being pleas- 
antly situated, containing 115 Acres of good Land, 
whereof is upwards of 20 Acres of excellent Meadow, and 
more may be made, and 20 Acres of Woodland, and the 
rest fit for the Plow; the whole being in good Repair, 
and well watered; there are on the Premises a good 
Frame House, with three Rooms on a Floor, with a large 
Stone Kitchen adjoining, a Well of W T ater at the Door, 
a Milk-house, with a Spring in it, a new large Barn, cov- 
ered with Cedar, a large Garden paled in, a young Apple 
Orchard of sundry Fruit; if it should suit, the Purchaser 
may have 200 Acres or more adjoining. Any One that 
inclines to purchase the same, may apply to the Sub- 
scriber, living on the Premises, who will give an indis- 
putable Title for the same. 

GEORGE NORRIS. 

N. B. The Subscriber has to sell a Negroe Man and 
his Wife, both used to Farming. The Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 1890, March 14, 1765. 

To be SOLD by Way of PUBLIC VENDUE, 

AT the late Dwelling-House of GARRET SCHANCK, 
in Lower Freehold, in the County of Monmouth & 
Province of New-Jersey, near the New English Church : 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 497 

The Plantation whereon the said Garret Schanck, de- 
ceas'd, did formerly live; containing about two hundred 
and twenty Acres of Land. Said Land lies very conve- 
nient for a Farmer, it being within about three miles from 
one or two Grist Mills and about six or seven Miles 
from Middletown Point, or Landing: The Conditions 
will be made known at the Sale, and Attendance will be 
given by us 

PETER SCHANCK, "] 

AURT SUTPHIN, I -r^ 

- Executors 
AND 

JOHN VAN DER VEER J 
Freehold, March ist. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
March 14, 1765. 

To be Sold at public Vendue, on Tuesday the i6th Day 
of April next, on the Premises, 

A Plantation containing One Hundred Acres, lying 
in the Town and County of Morris, in the Province 
of New-Jersey, whereon is a good Dwelling-House and 
Barn, with a large Cyder House, Cyder Mill, and a good 
Still; together with a large Peach Orchard, containing 
about Two Thousand Trees; three good Apple Orchards, 
one cf which is grafted Fruit, containing about Two Hun- 
dred and Fifty Trees : Thirty Acres of said Plantation 
is good Wood-Land, and some Meadow and Plow-Land, 
all well watered and in good Fence. If the Purchaser 
should want more Land, the Subscriber has Fifty Acres 
of good Land adjoining, which he will dispose o<f. The 
Conditions will be made known at the Time and Place of 
Sale, when an indisputable Title will be given by me 

DANIEL TICHENOR 

N. B. The Vendue to begin at Ten o'Clock in the 
Forenoon. 

32 



498 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

To be Sold at Publick Vendue, 
On Tuesday the 3Oth Day of April next, on the Premises; 

A Tract of Land lying at the fresh Ponds, in the Cor- 
poration of New-Brunswick, in the County of Mid- 
dlesex, and Province of New-Jersey; now in Possession, 
& the property of James Johnston, containing about 457 
Acres. This Place lies but 7 Miles from New-Brunswick, 
and 5 from South River Landing; to both which there is 
a very good Road; is improved by a Dwelling-house, 
Orchard and new Barn, and about 150 Acres of clear'd 
Land : A considerable Quantity of Meadow may be made 
thereon; is very well watered and timber'd, with a great 
Quantity of Hickory and Oak Wood, fit for New- York 
Market; it lies convenient to be divided into two Farms. 
Time will be given for the Payment of the Money, and 
the Conditions made known on the Day of Sale. 
February 28, 1765. 

To BE SOLD, 

By ABNER HAMTON, 

On the Premises. 

A GOOD Dwelling-house, Grist Mill and Saw Mill; 
with about 32 Acres of Land, situate on the Road 
from Perth-Amboy and New-Brunswick, to Baskinridge, 
Black River, &c. 7 Miles from Rariton Landing. The 
House hath five Fine Rooms, a Cellar and Shop for dry 
Goods, three Bed Rooms, and other Conveniences; is in 
a good Place to vend Goods, collect Lumber, Grain, Pork 
and other Produce; or for a Tradesman : The Grist Mill 
is suitable for either Country or Merchant's Work, in a 
good Wheat Country, the Saw Mill was built last Year, 
and has much Timber near by, the Stream in greatest 
Droughts and extreme Colds, supplies with Water to do 
considerable Business, and in flush Times would support 
another Mill : 1 hree Fourths of the Land will make good 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 499 

Meadow, the greatest Part of which has been mowed, the 
rest is Wood Land : there is on it between 2 and 3 hun- 
dred Apple Trees, and a good Spring by the Door, a 
Cooper's Shop, Stable, &c. If it suits any to purchase the 
House, with 10 or 12 Acres of Land it may be divided, 
and a Shop of dry Goods might be had at wholesale Rate. 

Perth- Amboy, i8th of March, 1765. 

BY Virtue of two Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, issued out of the County Court of Middle- 
sex, against the Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tene- 
ments of Henry Longfield, at the Suit of Henry Dow 
Trip, and John Schuuarman, I have taken and seized a 
Tract of excellent good Land, situate near New-Bruns- 
wick, adjoining Rariton River, containing about six hun- 
dred Acres, about one hundred and fifty Acres of which 
is good Meadow, the Upland is extraordinary good for 
producing Wheat, Part of it is fine Wood-Land, it is a 
beautiful Seat for a Gentleman or Farmer; there is on 
said Premises a large Stone-House and Kitchen, and a 
large Barn, good Orchard and Garden. Now these are 
to give Notice, that I shall expose the said Tract of Land 
to Sale at public Vendue on the Premises, on Friday the 
twenty fourth Day of May next, between the Hours of 
Twelve and Five in the Afternoon, at which Time and 
time and place the conditions will be made known by me, 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff 

Perth-Amboy. 

TO be sold at Public Vendue, on Wednesday the loth 
Day of April next, at 12 o'Clock, a large new Brick 
House, two Stories high, 4 Rooms on a Floor, the upper 
Floor and Garret not finished, with the Lot of Land be- 
longing to it; containing about 7 Acres, on which there 
is a fine young Orchard of TOO grafted Apple Trees, a 



50O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

large Garden containing a Variety of good Fruit Trees,. a 
good Well, and an old Barn : It is situated on the highest 
and pleasantest Part of the Town, and if the Purchaser 
wants any Out-Lots, he may be accommodated with one 
or two not a Mile from the Town. Bonds, with good Se- 
curity, will be taken for the Payments : If not then sold, 
it will be rented. Enquire of 

JOHN BARBERIE 
JOHN JOHNSTON 
STEPHEN SKINNER. 



Perth- Amboy, February 4, 1765. 

BY virtue of several writs of fieri facias to me di- 
rected, issued out of the county of Middlesex, at the 
suit of Charles Williams, Thomas Jones, Esqrs. and oth- 
ers, against the goods & chattels, lands and tenements, 
which were of John Denniston, deceased, at the time of 
his death; 1 have seized two certain lots of land, one of 
which contains about 90 acres of good land, about 20 
acres of which is cleared, the remainder is wood land, and 
situate near George's road; the other lot contains 200 
acres of good land, adjoining George's road, hath a house 
on it, the whole lying about six miles from New-Bruns- 
wick : Now THESE ARE To GIVE NOTICE. That I shall 
expose the said lots of land to sale at publick vendue, on 
the premises, on Thursday the 4th day of April next, be- 
tween the hours of 12 and 5 in the afternoon, at which 
time and place the conditions will be made known by me, 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 

On Tuesday the 23d Day of April next, will be exposed 
to Sale at PUBLIC VENDUE, 

TIM-: Dwelling-house and Lot of Ground of about 5 
or 6 Acres, belonging to the Estate of David W. 



1765] 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 50 1 



Provoost, Mate of Hackensack, deceas'd; being a large 
genteel and well built House, having six Rooms well fin- 
ished, five Fire-places, and a large Kitchen adjoining 
thereto, with a good Barn and several Out-houses; a 

i David W. Provoost was a descendant of David Provoost, who came 
from Holland to New Amsterdam before April 28, 1639. In that year 
he was granted a lot of land in Pearl street, near Fulton, where he 
resided for some time. In April, 1642, he was placed in charge of Port 
Good Hope, at Hartford, Conn., to resist the aggressions of the English, 
where he remained until June, 1647, when he returned to New Amster- 
dam, and taught school for a time. He died in January, 1656. His wife 
was Grietje Gillis, daughter of Gillis Jansen Verbrugge and Barbara 
Sohut. She was still living July 29, 1701. They had nine children, the 
second, David, born in Connecticut, and baptized 'Sept. 31 (sic), 1645. 
In partnership with Johannis Van Inburgh, of Hackensack, surgeon, 
David Provoost, of New York City, bought of Peter Johnson, of Hack- 
ensack, by deed dated April 7, 1698, half of a tract of 500 acres of land 
on Hochas brook, where it joins Saddle River being at or near Para- 
mus or Hohokus, Bergen county. This property appears to have re- 
mained in the family many years. David Provoost married July 29, 
1668, Tryntje Laurens, from Amsterdam. They had eleven children, 
among them: 

William Provoost, baptized Oct. 8, 1679; married Nov. 20, 1700, Aefje 
Van Exveen, baptized Dec. 19, 1883, daughter of Gerrit Corneliszen Van 
Echtsveen and Wyntje Stoutenburg. William Provoost was As- 
sistant Alderman from the North Ward of New York City, 1708-9, 
1709-10. He was already identified with New Jersey, probably occu- 
pying the paternal acres near Paramus or Hohokus. He was a wit- 
ness at the baptism of children of Paramus families in the Hacken- 
sack Reformed Dutch Church in 1705, 1710 and 1714. In 1722 he was 
elected a member of the Assembly from Bergen County. He appears 
to have been prominent in that body until 1725, serving frequently on 
Committees to wait on the Council. In 1725 he is referred to as "Col." 
Provoost. In the mean time he was recommended by Gov. Burnet, 
June 17, 1722, as "an eminent merchant" of New York city, for a seat 
in the Provincial Council of New York, and was appointed by the 
King, in July, 1723, serving until August, 1732. By deed dated Dec. 3, 
1725, Jurya Westervelt, of Bergen county, and wife Cornelia, conveyed 
to William Provoost, of New York City, merchant, a tract of four and 
a quarter acres on the west side of the Hackensack river, in the pre- 
cinct of New Barbadoes, between John Wright, Gerrit Van Dien and 
the highway, for 68, New Jersey money. Here he took up his abode, 
and in 1726 his family were living there. He joined the Hackensack 
Dutch Church on confession of faith, July 13, 1727, being styled "Col. 
W. Provoost." His wife was probably dead before this. In 1728 he was 
appointed one of the N. Y. Commissioners to try pirates. It would 
seem that he took up his residence permanently at Hackensack about 
that time or shortly after. On May 6, 1734, he was sworn in as a mem- 
ber of the Provincial Council of New Jersey, in which he continued 
until 1740. On Dec. 1, 1739, he was appointed one of the Common Pleas 
Judges of Bergen County, and Colonel of the Bergen County militia, 
Dec. 4, 1739. For some reason Provoost attended no meetings of the 
Council after the last mentioned date. That body met on Dec. 29, 1739, 
and began a new session on March 26, 1740, at Perth Amboy. They 
sent a letter to Provoost, "in a pressing manner requiring his Attend- 
ance and afterwards they sent for him by the Serjeant at Arms at- 
tending the Council, which Serjeant at Arms reported that Mr. Pro- 
voost had promised him to Set out from his House in o.rder to attend 
ye Council on Monday the Ninteenth day of May last [1740], since 
which they have not heard anything from the said William Provoost." 
Thus they reported to the Governor on June 9, 1740, and gave it as their 
advice that the delinquent Councillor should be suspended, which was 
done July 7, 1740. Gov. Lewis Morris wrote to the Lords of Trade that 
it was not from any prejudice to ; him that Provoost did not attend, 
nor was it to gratify any resentment of his that the Councillor was 
suspended, he being indeed a good friend of the Governor. The will of 
William Provoost, of New Barbadoes, Bergen county, dated April 22, 
1745, was proved August 26, 1746. He left Jssue: 

i. Wyntje, baptized April 27, 1701; d. s. p. 



502 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

good Pump near at Hand, with the best of Water; all 
conveniently situated for a Gentleman's Country Seat, or 
for carrying on Merchandizing, or any other Sort of 

ii. David, baptized Nov. 8, 1702. (See below.) 
lii. Catharine, baptized Oct. 8, 1704; married Gerard Beekman, 

"merchant of the City of New York." 

iv. Maria, baptized July 21, 1706; married May 22, 1726, Rev. 
Reinhart Erichzon, minister of the Reformed Dutch 
Churches of Hackensack, Schraalenburgh and Paramus, 
1725-1728; Schenectady, N. Y., 1728-1736, and later of Free- 
hold and Middletown, N. J. Issue: 1. Anna, baptized 
at Schenectady, July 13, 1729; 2. William, baptized 1737; 
3. David, b. 1740. 

v. Cornelia, baptized Oct. 20, 1711; she joined the Hackensack 
Chlirch June 17, 1729, upon confession of faith. She mar- 
ried Perregrin Van Imburgh (who joined the church 
the same day she did), probably after Nov. 18, 1733, when 
she was a witness at the baptism of Maria Pettet. Issue: 
1. Eefjin, baptized January 39, 1737; 2. Catrina, bap- 
tized Nov. 5, 1738. She is not mentioned in her father's 
will, and probably died before it was made, 
vi. Wyntje, baptized May 13, 1722; died young, 
vii. Anneke, baptized March 11, 1724; joined the Hackensack 
church Feb. 7, 1743, upon confession of faith. She was 
living at Hackensack in 1746, with her brother David. 
David Provoost, frequently called David W. or David William Pro- 
voost, baptized Nov. 8, 1702. He joined the Hackensack church, Dec. 
8, '1726, on confession of faith. He married 1st, Feb. 8, 1729, Anneke, 
daughter of Evert and Catharine (Provoost) Vandewater. They 
joined the Hackensack church Feb. 19, 1733, on certificate from the 
New York church. He married 2d, Oct. 14, 1741, Geertruyt Reinder, 
(Rynders), widow of Nicholas Gouverneur and daughter of Barent 
Reinders and Hester, daughter of Jacob and Elsje (Tymens) Lester. 
She joined the Hackensack church, Nov. 26, 1741, by letter from the 
New York church. He advertises land for sale at Hackensack and in 
New York, in 1746 and 1750; being- himself then of Hackensack. A 7 . J. 
Archiri's, XII., 287, 620. He was probably a merchant, near the Hack- 
ensack church, living on the tract bought by his father in 1725. He 
was appointed one of the Justices of the Quorum of Bergen county, 
Dec. 1, 1739. By proclamation of April 18, 1740, Gov. Lewis Morris 
urged the enlistment of patriotic Jerseymen to join in an expedition 
in behalf of His British Majesty against the Spanish West Indies, and 
appointed David Provoost, of Bergen county, as one of fche persons to 
enlist volunteers for this service. He died at Hackensack early in 
1765, leaving a will dated Feb. 21, 1760, proved March 15, 1765. He de- 
scribes himself as of New Barbadoes, Bergen county. He names wife 
Geertruyd, and children William, David Rynders, Catharine and 
Affle, all under age, who with his wife are his heirs and executors 
of "all my estate whatsoever." Witnesses Abraham Westervelt, 
Nicasie Kip and Sarah Gutridge. Issue: 

By his first wife: 

i. Wilhelmus, bap. March 4. 1730; d. in inf. 

ii. Willem, bap. Nov. 10, 1731; m. May 31, 1758, Elisabet Van 
Wyck. He and his wife were living in the bounds of the 
Hackensack church in 1777. 
iii. David, bap. Nov. is, 1733; d. in inf. 
iv. Catharina, bap. July 20, m5.^ In the jurat to her father's 

will, March 15, 1765, she is named Catharine Leydack. 
v. Samuel, bap. July 9, 1738; m. Henne Eerl (Earle). He was 
perhaps the Samuel Provoost who in August, 1765, took 
the benefit of the insolvency act. Children: 1. David, 
bap. Dec. 7, 1760; 2. Wellem, bap. Sept. 31, 1764; 3. Wil- 
lem, bap. Oct. 19, 1766. 

vi. Erne. She was received into the Schraalenburgh church OP 
confession of her faith, April 5, 1759; she was still living 
and unm. in 1765. Efye Provoost (prob. the same) and 
Abraham Lefferts had a child, Jenneke, b. Aug. 15, 1771, 
bap. in this church. 

By t\is second wife: 
vli. David Rynders, bap. between July 7 and Aug. 11, 1745. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 53 

Trade or Business, said House (fronting the Main Road, 
and also another Road from said Main Road, leading to 
the back Country through Parramus) having a good Bolt 
House and very convenient Dock on the Main River, 
where is good fishing and fowling; also a good large 
Garden, with good fruit Trees, and a spot of very fine 
mowing- Land, which commonly yields about 15 or 18 
Loads of good English Hay yearly, the Title indisputable : 
Also to be sold, a Timber Lot lying about a Mile Distant 
from the aforesaid House, containing about 25 Acres, 
more or less. At the same Time will be sold, Negroes, 
Horses, and Waggon, Sleighs, and several other Goods. 
All Persons indebted to the said Estate, are required to 
discharge the same forthwith, to the Executors that are 
authorized to receive the same, to enable them to settle the 
said Estate as soon as possible. Any Person inclined to 
view the Premises or any Part thereof, may apply to the 
Executors, or any one of them, who will inform them of 
the Title and Conditions of Sale. 

Geertruyd Provoost, the Widow. 

William Provoost, ) ., 
David R. Provoost, | the Sons ' 

Catharine Provoost ) h D hters> 
EfYe Provoost. ) 

New Barbadoes, March 18, 1765. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
March 21, 1765. 

A List of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE at 
PRINCETON. 

A 

JAMES ARMSTRONG, Esq; at or near Hopewell. Rich- 
ard Alison, Hopewell. 



504 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

B. 

Aaron Burnet, Morris Town. William Btmn, near 

Pennington. 

C. 

Moses Campbell, Maidenhead. 

D 
Constantine Dougherty, Hopewell. 

F 
Samuel Fitch, Am well. 

H 
Major Ralph Hart, 1 Hopewell. Thomas Haill, Amwell. 

L 
Thomas Leonard, (5) Princeton. Samuel Light, near 

Princeton. 

M 

John Me. Cray, (2) Princeton. Jacob Matison, Am- 
well. 

N 
Robert Nimons, (2) Princeton. 

O 
Samuel Orall, (2) Princeton. 

R 
Mary Rowland, near Princeton. 

S 

Robert Stockton, (4) and Mr. Stockton, Tavern-keep- 
er, near Princeton. Thomas Stevenson, Hunterdon. 
Daniel Stout, Joseph Stout, and Richard Stout, in Som- 
erset. Capt. Jonathan Stout, Kingston. Waters Smith, 
Maidenhead. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1163, 
March 21, 1765. 

iSon of Ralph Hart, whose father, John, removed about 1704 or 1705 
from New-town, L. 1., to Hopewell. Ralph Hart, 1st, left a will, 
proved August 22, 1749. 



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On Saturday the i6th of April, 1/65, will be sold by 
vendue, and may be then entered on ; 

A Settlement on Delaware river, called Lamberton, 
about half a mile below the ferry near Trenton; whereon 
there was last year erected a frame dwelling house, of 
three rooms on a floor, sashed and plaistered, with a cellar 
under the whole, an oven, a cooper's shop, having a stone 
cellar under it, a smoak-house, and large enclosed sheds, 
a framed barrack, with a lintoe'for horses, and another 
for carriages, a garden well fenced and paled in, and sup- 
plied with fruit trees &c. also two stone buildings under 
the bank, the one a boiling house, well contrived for ease 
and expedition in working; the other a cellar for curing- 
sturgeon and herring, together with the kettles and every 
utensils sufficient and proper to carry on the business, all 
in order to go immediately to work; likewise sundry 
household goods. This improvement stands on about 2 
and 1-2 acres of very good land, fenced in with cedar, on 
which there is a lease of about 19 years to come, subject 
to a ground rent of. three pounds per annum, which may 
be purchased off. There is at this place the conveniences 
of good water, a pleasant and healthy situation, and great 
plenty of fish, also a pond made for preserving the fish 
alive. The settlement lays in New-Jersey, and is ex- 
tremely convenient for carrying on trade, and the boating 
business, as the out-buildings would afford storage for 
goods, and it is between the two greatest landings on Del- 
aware river, for country produce from Hunterdon and 
East-Jersey, and has a public road to it. There are sev- 
eral small dwelling-houses, and a store-house erected on 
a lott about forty rods below this, adjoining on Delaware, 
subject to a ground rent, of three pounds a year forever, 
convenient for labourers, which will at the same time be 

i leanto. 



$C>6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

sold at private sale. The fishery usually begins here about 
the 5th of May, so that a purchaser may be prepared to 
begin his work with the season, and he may have time for 
his payments, on good security. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1163, March 21, 1765. 

To be Sold by Public Vendue. 

A Very good two story brick dwelling-house, and lot 
of ground, in the city of Burlington, being pleasantly sit- 
uate at the corner near the Town wharff, having a pros- 
pect of the river Delaware, extending 37 feet 6 inches on 
High street, and 43 feet 6 inches by River street; it has a 
large commodious kitchen adjoining besides four conve- 
nient rooms below, and upper rooms answerable, with a 
good yard and piazza, paved with brick and stone. Also 
a lot of ground for a garden, about 50 yards distant, 
across High-street, extending from River street to Pearl 
street, 150 feet in length, and 36 feet in width, having an 
8 feet alley on one side. Likewise a piece of cedar swamp, 
lying on the west side of Wading river, at a place called 
the Broad Place, containing n acres of young thrifty 
timber. And a tract of land, situate in the Township of 
Bethlehem, in Hunterdon county on the North side of 
Musconercung river, containing 100 acres all well tim- 
bered. One half the purchase money will be expected at 
executing the deeds respectively, and six months credit 
will be given for the remainder, giving security, if re- 
quired. Any person inclining to purchase, may view the 
premises, and depend on having a sure title made, by 

JOHN SCATTERGOOD. 

N. B. The sales will begin at I o'clock in the after- 
noon, on Sixth day, the 5th of Fourth Month (April) 
next, at the said dwelling-house. At which time and place 
will be also sold by Rebecca Scattergood (the present ten- 
ant) a variety of good household furniture, with a com- 



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pass and surveying instruments; said Rebecca Scatter- 
good intends shortly to remove to Philadelphia, and as 
she has a great number of conveyances, deeds and other 
papers of consequence, belonging to others, in her hands, 
she desires all persons, having a right to the same, to 
come and take their respective properties. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1163, March 21, 1765. 

To BE SOLD 

A Likely Negroe Man, this Country born, about 25 
Years of Age, understands all Sorts of Plantation Work, 
and is a good Miller; also a Negroe Wench, this Coun- 
try born, about 15 Years of Age, and understands all 
Kinds of House-work, is sold for no Fault, but for Want 
of Employ. For further Particulars enquire of COR- 
NELIUS POLHAMUS, living in Hopewell, West New-Jer- 
sey 

We are requested to give this publick Notice, that the 
Schooner Sally (Woolsey Burton, late Master, bound to 
Indian River from Amboy, who, with his Hands, were 
taken up by a Schooner, Thomas May, Master, and car- 
ried into Virginia, as mentioned in Number 1888 o<f this 
Paper) [also in No. 1160 of Penna, Journal] was left 45 
Leagues off the Capes of Virginia, her Sails, Anchors and 
Cables, being taken on board said Schooner; she is a 
Pink-sterned Vessel, of about 26 Tons Burden, with her 
Boom raised for a Jury Mast, having lost her Mainmast. 

To be sold by Way of public Vendue, on Tuesday, the 
2d of April next, by the Subscriber, in the Township of 
Hopewell, three Miles above Pennington, a Number of 
valuable Horses, several remarkable fine breeding Mares, 
English Colts of different Ages, also Colts of the common 
Breed, Milch Cows, and young Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, three 



508 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Waggons, two of which are suitable for hauling heavy 
Loads, all Kinds of Farming Utensils, and some Hous- 
hold Furniture. The Conditions of said Vendue to be 
made known at the above Day, and the Vendue to begin 
at 10 o'Clock in the Morning, where Attendance will be 
given by 

ELIJAH HUNT. 

SIMON HUFTY, Jersey Post Rider, 

HAVING rid from Philadelphia to Union Iron-works 
for twelve Months past, hereby informs his Employers, 
that he declines riding any longer; and desires those in- 
debted to him for Carriage of News-papers or otherwise, 
to leave their Arrears at the several Stages where their 
Papers are left, in one Month from the Date hereof, or he 
will be obliged to take such Measures as may be disagree- 
able to them. 

Philadelphia, March 21, 1765. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1891, March 21, 



CAME to the Plantation of John Hinkson, of Hopewell 
Township, about the loth of January last, a black Horse, 
branded something like A M on the near Shoulder and 
Buttock, seems to be a natural Trotter. The Owner is 
desired to come and prove his Property, pay Charges, and 
take him away. 

JOHN HINKSON 

STOLEN last Night, out of the Stable of the Subscriber, 
living in Evesham, Burlington County, West- Jersey, a 
dark brown Horse, 5 Years old this Spring, about 14 
Hands one Inch high, no Shoes on, paces, trots and hand 
gallops, but is the most natural to his pace; hath a small 
Star under his Fore-top, has lately been trimmed about 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 509 

his Ears, Throat, Legs and Tail, but extream badly done, 
which makes him very remarkable, the Hair much rubbed 
off the near Side of his Neck; he is a high couraged 
Horse, middling low in Flesh. Whoever takes up and 
secures the said Horse and Thief, so. that the Thief may 
be brought to Justice, and the Horse had again, shall have 
Five Pounds Reward, and all reasonable Charges, or 
Forty Shillings for the Horse only, paid by 

March 15, 1765 JAMES BURDEN. 

N. B. Also was stolen the same Night, near the same 
Place, a short blue Great Coat, with Horn Buttons, and 
a Beaver Hat, about half worn, supposed to be stole by 
the same Person. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1891, 
March* 21, 1765. 

To be sold by the subscriber at public vendue, on the 
nth day of April next, at the house of Lambert Barnes, 
inn-holder in the city of Burlington, the following de- 
scribed lots of land, in the city aforesaid, viz. two lots, 
each 50 feet front on High-street, and extending the same 
width back 609 Feet, to Wood-street, containing each 
near three quarters of an acre, lying between a lot of land 
of Thomas Powell, and a lot of land belonging to< the 
heirs of William Coate. Also one other lot of 36 feet 
front, on said High-street, and extending back the same 
width, to Wood-street aforesaid, lying between the lots 
of Thomas Powell and Richard Smith, Esq; with an old 
brick dwelling-house thereon erected. Also one other lot 
fronting said Wood-street, near 86 feet, and extends back 
380 feet, to said Powell's lots; all which lots of land are 
situated on a public part of said city; a plan of which may 
be seen at the house of Lambert Barnes aforesaid. The 
title to said lots are indisputable. The vendue to begin 
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and attendance given by 

ELIAS HUGHES 



510 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

The owners of that neck of marsh, lying between Cross- 
wick's creek and Delaware river, are desired to take 
notice, that a petition from sundry of the said owners, 
was presented to the assembly at their last sitting at Am- 
boy, praying a law to constitute Crosswick's creek a good 
and lawful fence from Watson's ferry to the mouth of 
the same; and that the said petitioners have leave to bring 
in a bill at the next sitting of assembly at Burlington, 
agreeable to. the prayer of their petition, provided notice 
of their application is given in the Pennsylvania gazette, 
at least six weeks before said sitting, and no reasonable 
objection appearing. 

PHILADELPHIA, March 28. 

i^lF SIMON HUFTY, the Jersey Rider, having left off 
riding, the Gentlemen that used to have their News- 
Papers carried by him, are requested to give the Printers 
Notice, whether they design to employ another Man, by 
which they will know whether to continue printing their 
Papers or not. 

'** The Vendue of MR. HOFF'S Estate in Kingwood, 
will be held on the Premises the Third of April. 

A SMALL red Cedar Boat, about 12 Feet Keel, with the 
Letters I H cut on her Stern, was left last Fall in the Care 
of Mr. George Johnston by a Stranger, who told him he 
came from Philadelphia, and should return again, and 
take Charge of his Boat, within 3 Weeks; but as he is 
not yet returned, it is suspected the said Boat was stole. 
Mr. Johnston has lately put her into the Hands of the 
Subscriber, living about four Miles below the Falls of 
Trenton, who will deliver her to the Owner upon Appli- 
cation, he first proving his Property, and paying inciden- 
tal Charges. JOSEPH KIRKBRIDE. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1892, March 28, 
1765- 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



To be Sold at publick Vendue. 

On Wednesday the tenth Day of April next, on the Prem- 
ises; or at private sale any Time before. 

A Pleasant situated Farm, lying at Elizabeth Town 
Rahway, adjoining on the North Side of the Coun- 
try Road, between the two Branches of Rahway River, 
near to Rahway Meeting House; the said Farm contains 
about 130 Acres, and will be sold together or in two Par- 
cels; as will suit the Purchasers. Also^ a Parcel of Land 
near Rahway Meeting House, containing about 20 Acres, 
lying on the South Side of the Country Road, and on the 
West Side of a new Road from the back Country to the 
Landing, conveniently situated for Shop-keepers, Trades- 
men and a Tavern; the same will be sold together or in 
several Lots as will suit the Purchasers. Also, a Piece of 
mowing Ground adjoining the Country Road, and Rob- 
inson's Branch. The Conditions of Sale will be published 
at the Vendue, and good Title will be given by 

JOHN MARSHALL 
Elizabeth Town Rahway, March 19, 1765. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, 

On Monday the 22d Day of April, and to be enter'd upon 
the first day of May next, 

A Very valuable Plantation containing 210 Acres, ly- 
ing in Kingwood, a very flourishing Part of Hun- 
terton County, in West New-Jersey, 25 Miles from Tren- 
ton and 40 from Philadelphia. There are upon it 100 
Acres of plow Land, and 15 of Meadow clear'd and in 
good Repair; and 25 or 30 Acres more of good Meadow 
may be made : The Land is good for Grain and English 
Pasture, and has on it the following Improvements, Viz. 
A new Stone House 2 Stories high, with two good Chim- 
neys, and an extraordinary good Cellar. A good framed 



512 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

House with two good Fire Places. A good Kitchen with 
an Oven in it; a good Grainery, and a Cellar under it; a 
good framed Barn 36 by 24 Feet, a thriving Orchard of 
100 Trees, many of which are Grafts, and both very 
Fruitful : A good Spring of Water rises about 5 or 6 
Rods from the Door. The whole Buildings are every 
Way convenient for any publick Business, and are on a 
very publick Road, about one Mile and a Half from a 
Landing, and an excellent Fishery on, the River Dela- 
ware, very convenient for sending Produce and bringing 
Goods from Philadelphia by Water. 

At the same Time will be SOLD, 

Twenty-five Acres of Wheat and Rie on the Ground, 
a Team of good Horses, Cows and young Cattle, Sheep 
and Hogs, an Iron bound Waggon, Plow, Harrow, and 
all farming Utensils, with sundry Shop and Houshold 
Goods, too tedious to mention. The Vendue to begin at 
10 o'Clock, on the Premises, where due Attendance will 
be given, and an indisputable Title made to the Purchas- 
ers by 

MALAKTAH BONHAM 

All Persons indebted to me, are desired to make imme- 
diate Payment, or they will be proceeded against accord- 
ing to Law. 

This is to inform the PUBLICK 
That a Stage will be performed from POWLES'S HOOK to 

PHILADELPHIA, 
In the following Manner, (to wit.) 

MR. John Mersereau's Waggon sets off from Pow- 
les's Hook, every Wednesday and Saturday Morn- 
ings, between 7 and 8 o'Clock; is met at the Blazing Star 
at 12, on the same Days, by Mr. William Richards's Wag- 
gon, which proceeds immediately to New-Brunswick: 
From Brunswick Mr. John Downey's Waggon proceeds 



T 7^5] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 '3 

to Trenton, on every Monday and Thursday Mornings, 
between 7 and 8 o'Clock : From Trenton Mr. John Barn- 
well's Waggon proceeds to Philadelphia, on every Tues- 
day and Friday. The Waggon sets off from Philadelphia 
on every Monday and Thursday, for Trenton ; from Tren- 
ton to Brunswick on every Tuesday and Friday; from 
Brunswick to the New Blazing Star, and from thence to 
Powles's Hook on every Wednesday and Saturday : So 
the conveyance of Passengers and Goods will be per- 
formed from New- York to Philadelphia, and from Phil- 
adelphia to New- York in three Days at farthest. All Per- 
sons that are pleased to encourage this necessary Under- 
taking, may depend on civil Treatment, a faithful Per- 
formance of the several Stages, and good Accommoda- 
tions at all the Taverns they put up at. 

JOHN MERSEREAU, 
WILLIAM RICHARDS, 
JOHN DOWNEY, 
JOHN BARNWELL. 

Six Pounds Reward, 

ON Tuesday the fifth Day of this Inst. March, a Gen- 
^^^ tleman (as he pretended to be) came to tl*e House 
of the Subscriber, in Princetown, and hired a Horse to 
ride from thence to New-Brunswick, promising to ride 
him no further; a Servant followed him, in the Stage to 
fetch the Horse back; the Gentleman aforesaid, contrary 
i to his Engagement, rode the Horse to Powles'-Hook, and 
the Servant followed him. After the Servant had got so 
far from home, it is supposed that the Temptation was 
too great, for he has never yet returned; He is named 
James Oge, alias Sunderland, aged about 22 Years, five 
Feet five Inches high, wore his own red Hair, (which 
perhaps he may cut off) he is remarkable by having black 
Eyes; he took with him a Pair of Leather Breeches, a 

33 



514 tf EW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 



blue strait Coat, and a red "great Coat, a half worn Beaver 
Hat, and some Money; .so that it is likely he will change 
his Dress. The Horse is about 14 Years old, of a roan 
Colour, about 14 Hands and 1-2 Inches high, branded 
W F upon the near Thigh. Whoever takes up said Ser- 
vant and Horse, so that the Owner may have them again, 
shall have the above Reward, and reasonable Charges, or 
four Pounds for the Man and forty Shillings for the 
Horse. 

THOMAS LEONARD 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
March 28, 1765. 

To be SOLD, 

A Very valuable Tract of Land, containing about 
500 Acres, situate in the County of Middlesex, in 
the Province of New-Jersey; about 10 or 12 Miles from 
Freehold, upon the Road that leads from thence to Cran- 
bury, and Prince-Town; there is on said Place near 300 
Acres clear'd, and in good Fence; about 200 Acres re- 
markably fine Timber, and the cleared Land the best in all 
the Country, for Wheat or Grass; and as it has been for 
many years kept chiefly to grazing, would without doubt, 
turn out great Crops of Wheat; and may be conveniently 
divided, into two or three good Farms. Any Person in- 
clining to purchase, may be shewn the Premises, by Mr. 
Benjamin Davis, near them, & may inquire for farther 
Particulars of Lewis Morris Ashfield, Attorney at Law, 
in Shrewsbury. 

-New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, April 4. 
1765 

Perth Amboy, April i, 1765. 
To be sold at public Vendue, on Wednesday the loth 



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Day of April inst. at Twelve o'Clock, a large new Brick- 
house, two Stories high, four Rooms on a Floor, the upper 
Story and Garret not iinished, situate on the richest and 
most pleasant Spot in the Town, with the Lot of Land 
belonging to it, containing about seven Acres, on which 
there is a fine young Orchard of 100 grafted Apple Trees, 
of the best Fruit; a large Garden, containing a Variety 
of good Fruit Trees; a good Well in the Yard, and a 
large Barn. If the Purchaser inclines, he may be accom- 
modated with one or two Out-Lots, distant about a Mile 
from the Town. Bonds, with good Security, will be 
taken for the Payments. If not then sold, it will be rented. 
For further Particulars, Enquire of JOHN BARBARIE, 
JOHN JOHNSTON, or STEPHEN SKINNER. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1893, April 4, 1765. 

By Virtue of his Majesty's Writ of Fieri Facias, will 
be exposed to Sale, on the nth Day of June next, being 
the ist Day of the next Gloucester County Court, at the 
House of Mr. Hugg, in Gloucester, between the Hours of 
12 and 5 in the Afternoon, the Lot, and Tenement, known 
by the Name of Lilliput, containing about two Acres, sit- 
uate on the Bank of the River, and Half a Mile from 
Gloucester Town, commanding a full Prospect of the 
City. There are several Asparagus Beds, and valuable 
Fruit Trees, on the Place; taken in Execution at the suit 
of James Benezet, and to be sold by 

ROBERT FRIEND PRICE, Sheriff. 

SEVERAL of the Inhabitants of Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester County, propose to present a Petition before 
the House of Representatives, at the next Sessions, for 
the. Building a Drawbridge over Raccoon Creek, near its 
Mouth. If any Persons have Objections against it, they 



5l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

are desired to appear before the House, in order to set 
forth their Reasons for such Objections. 

CONSTANTINE WlLKINS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1894, April u, 
1765- 

London, Feb. 7. It is confidently said, no pains will 
be spared thfs sessions to represent in a proper light the 
ill consequences resulting from a farther permission to 
distil rum in the provinces of New York, New-England, 
and the Jersey's, made from the produce of the French 
islands, in which the North-Americans are known to drive 
a large trade, to the great loss of the British West-India 
planter. 

To be Let, 

THE Mills and Houses at the Landing on Rariton 
River, which formerly belonged to Joseph French. 
Inquire of Joseph Reade in New- York. The New York 
Cmzcltc or Weekly Post Boy, April n, 1765. 

To be SOLD or LETT, 

A Large house lott and stables, pleasantly situated in 
the city of Perth Amboy, with a good garden well stored 
with the choicest collection of fruit trees, and compleatly 
1' ;ided for the ensuing season. The person inclining to 
purchase or hire the said house and lott, may be accom- 
111 dated with seven acres of extream good mowing 
ground. For further particulars enquire of Thomas 
Lawrence, Esq; in Philadelphia, or David Johnston living 
"n the premises. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Schooner 
Xancy, J. Folly, from Amboy. The Penus\<hanui Jour- 
nal, No. 1166, April 11, 1765. 



f765j NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 517 

The Horse SWAN, 
To COVER this season, at John Budds, at Salem West New 

Jersey, at a pistole the season. 

HE is a black horse fifteen hands and one inch high, 
one white foot, a snip on his nose, and a small star in his 
forehead; got by a full blooded horse on a very fast pacing 
mare; he has been learnt to pace and goes as fast as any 
horse on the continent, trots and gallops very light, and 
runs fast, he is as handsome a horse as any in America. 

Salem, West Jersey, April 18. 

BY virtue of several Writs to me directed will be ex- 
posed to sale on Tuesday the fourth day of June next; 
several tracts of land, viz. the plantation on which John 
Kidd, in Manington, now lives: also the plantation on 
which Samuel Peat now lives, at the head of Allo way's 
creek : also a tract of 74 acres, and another of 17 acres, in 
Penn's Neck, late the property of Michael Katts; also 
TOO acres of land in Penns Neck, late the property of 
Martin Katts : also two tracts of land containing seventy 
four and an half acres, late the property of Benjamin Ab- 
bot, one tract being the plantation on which said Abbot 
now lives; taken in execution, and to be sold by me 

JOHN BUDD, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1167, April 18, 
1765- 

STOLEN, the nth inst. at Night, from Benjamin Field, 
of Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, West Jer- 
sey, a dark brown Horse, five Years old this Spring, a 
natural Pacer, shod before, travels well, his near hind 
Foot white, a short switch Tail, with a Snip down his 
Face, and the Hair rubbed off his Sides with the Stirrup 
Leathers. Whoever secures the said Horse, so that the 



5l8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Owner may have him again, shall have Five Pounds Re- 
ward, paid by 

BENJAMIN FIELD. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on Wednesday, the First 
Day of May next, at Two o' Clock in the Afternoon, on 
the Premises, one Eighth Part of the Copper Mine at 
Rocky Hill, in Somerset County, New-Jersey, together 
with the Appurtenances thereto belonging, being Part of 
the Estate of Richard Saltar, Esq; deceased. The Terms 
will be made known at the Day of Sale, by JOSEPH AND 
JOHN SALTAR, Executors. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Inhabitants of the 
County of Hunterdon, in the Province of West New- 
Jersey, intend to apply to the next Meeting of the Assem- 
bly at Burlington, for a Removal of the Court-House 
[to a point] more central, or a Division of said County. 
All Persons interested therein, are desired to take No- 
tice thereof. 

BROKE out of Salem Goal the First of this instant April, 
4 Men, viz. Robert Night, a tall, well made likely Fellow, 
25 Years of Age, and had on a light blue Jacket, a Flan- 
nel under Jacket, and wears his Hair, which is hardly long 
enough to tie. Michael Calte, about 25 Years of Age, a 
Dutchman, or speaks like one, a thick short Fellow, and 
wears his Hair; had on a Thickset Coat, Sailor's Trow- 
sers, a great Coat, and old Hat. John Statham, a little 
drunken fancy Fellow, wears his Hair, and is shaved 
pretty far back on his Head, his Clothes ragged. Thomas 
Darch, an Irishman, a full faced, lusty, pert ragged Fel- 
low, has been a Soldier, and taken up on Suspicion of 
being a Runaway. Whoever takes up said Prisoners, and 
secures them in any Goal, or brings them to Salem, shall 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 519 

have Ten Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, or 
Three Pounds a Piece for the three first mentioned, paid 
by 

JOHN BUDD Sheriff 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1895, April 18, 
1765. 

To be sold or Let. 

FOUR Lots of Land at Cranbury, in the County of 
Middlesex; one Lot containing about 6 Acres, 
whereon is a good Dwelling-House, with three Fire- 
places, a good Kitchen and Merchant's Shop, a good Barn 
and Smoke-House, a large pail'd Garden and Orchard: 
One other Lot, containing 15 Acres, whereon is three 
Houses, Stable, two gardens, and some good Meadow, 
and has been a noted Tavern some years : One other Lot 
containing 16 Acres, whereon is a good Dwelling-House 
and Stable, and most of it fit for Meadow : One other 
Lot containing 26 Acres, about half cleared, and about 5 
Acres of it good English Meadow, and the rest good Tim- 
ber Land, where more good Meadow may be made. Who- 
ever inclines to Purchase or Rent all or either oi said Lots, 
may apply to JOHN TOMSON, living on the first mentioned 
Lot, and may have Possession the first of May next, or 
sooner if they think fit. Good Part of the Purchase- 
Money can be waited for some Time, 
i April. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, April 
1 8, 1765- 

To BE SOLD OR LET, 

A Large house, lot and stables, pleasantly situated in 
the city of Perth-Amboy, with a good garden well 
stored with the choicest collection of fruit trees, and com- 
pletely seeded for the ensuing season. The person inclin- 



520 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

ing to purchase or hire the said house and lot, may be ac- 
commodated with seven acres of extreme good mowing 
ground. For further particulars enquire of Mr. James 
Thompson, Merchant in New- York, or David Johnston 
living on the premises. The New York Gazette or 
Weekly Post Boy, April 25, 1765. 

Trenton Mills, April 22., 
TO BE SOLD at Publick Vendue, 
On Wednesday the 5th day of June next, on the premises, 

to the highest bidder, 

THE Mills commonly called Trenton Mills, with 
twenty-two acres of land, all cleared and in good fence; 
one half of which may be made good meadow : there is 
on the land a good frame house, with two rooms on one 
floor, and a large linto, with a new cooper's shop, and a 
large garden well boarded in; the whole tenement is well 
situated, and lies very convenient to the mills. The mill 
house is large and convenient, containing three pair of 
stones, and a fulling mill with all the water wheels under 
the same roof; and the whole mill so well and judiciously 
contrived, as to admit of four boulting reels and two large 
skreens for cleaning wheat. The whole of the works has 
lately been repaired (with the dam) in the best manner, 
with iron rounds, new water wheels, shafts, &c. and all 
the works go by water. The retailing business of this 
mill is very considerable, and it is situated on the great 
road, but one half mile from Trenton landing being the 
head of the navigation on Delaware river, to which place 
all travellers and teams must pass by the mill door, and 
with proper management the situation will command the 
custom and trade of Trenton. If the persons inclining 
t< purchase at the day of sale, should chuse to have more 
land, and to be letter accommodated with houses, they 
may be suited with one large new stone dwelling house, 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 521 

two -stories high, four rooms on a floor, with a good 
kitchen, and handsome garden; also a large stone bake- 
house, two stories high, with two ovens and a large coop- 
er's shop under the same roof, and a good co>nveniency 
for stowing bread and meal; and also one large wooden 
store-house and dwelling house for a fuller with a shop, 
dye-house, and all utensils necessary for a fuller. The 
purchaser paying one half of the purchase money down, 
may have any reasonable time for payment of the remain- 
der with interest. Any person wanting further informa- 
tion, may apply to the subscriber, at his house near Tren- 
ton, who will shew the premisses, 

Robert Lettis Hooper. 

STOLEN from the subscriber, living at Senemensen, in 
the county of Burlington on the iQth day of this instant, 
a silver watch, with a china face, a plaited string, seal key; 
The person who stole the said watch calls himself John 
Hamilton, and is an Irishman, about 25 years of age, 
about five feet 7 inches high, light coloured hair, grey 
eyes, had on a cloath coloured fly coat with a cape and no 
pockets, a jacket, buckskin breeches, white yarn stock- 
ings, half worn shoes, white shirt, an old beaver hatt, he 
is acquainted in several places in the county of Burling- 
ton, Gloucester, Salem, and has followed the business of 
lifting some time. Whoever takes up and secures the said 
thief so that he may be brought to justice shall have FIFTY 

SHILLINGS reward, paid by 

WILLIAM COPPOCK. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1168, April 25, 
1765- 

To BE SOLD, 

A Valuable Tract of Land, on Schooley's Mountain, in 
Morris County, and Province of New-Jersey, on the main 



522 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Road leading from the Minnisinks to the Town of Morris, 
opposite to a Tavern kept by Ephraim Drake, containing 
between 3 and 400 Acres, \vell accommodated with 
Meadow, several cleared Fields, within good Fence, and 
sundry Improvements. Any Person inclining to purchase 
the same, may apply to JAMES KINSEY, of the City of 
Burlington, and know the Terms. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, in Mountholly, on the 
9th Instant, Dennis M'Entire, aged about 22 Years, about 
five Feet three Inches high ; had on when he went away,. 
a blue Cloth Coat, his other Clothing unknown; he is a 
fat, big headed talkative Fellow, much freckled, and one 
Tooth out before. Whoever takes up and secures said 
M'Entire in any Goal; and gives Information to John 
West, at the Old Ferry-house, shall have Three Pounds 
Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

AARON BARTON, Constable 

This is to inform the public, that a Stage will be per- 
formed from Powles's Hook, opposite New York, to Phil- 
adelphia, in the following manner, viz. Mr. John Mer- 
sereau's waggon sets off from Powles's Hook every Wed- 
nesday and Saturday mornings, is met at the New Blaz- 
ing Star, at twelve o'clock on the same day, by Mr. Will- 
iam Richards's waggon, which proceeds immediately to 
Xew Brunswick; from Brunswick Mr. John Downey's 
waggon proceeds to Trenton, on every Monday and 
'I hursday mornings; and from Trenton Mr. John Barn- 
hill's waggon proceeds to Philadelphia, on every Tuesday 
and Friday. The waggon sets off from Philadelphia on 
every Monday and Thursday for Trenton, from Trenton 
to Brunswick on. every Tuesday and Friday, from Bruns- 
wick to the New Blazing Star, and from thence to Pow- 
les's Hook, on every Wednesday and Saturday; so the 



T 75] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. ,523 

conveyance of passengers and goods will be performed 
from New York to Philadelphia, and from Philadelphia 
to New-York, in three days at farthest. All persons that 
are pleased to encourage this necessary undertaking, may 
depend on civil treatment, a faithful performance of the 
several stages, and good accommodations at all the tav- 
erns they put up at. 

JOHN MERSEREAU, JOHN DOWNEY, 

WILLIAM RICHARDS, JOHN BARNHILL. 

N. B. From the first of May passengers may be con- 
veyed from Philadelphia to New York for Four Shillings 
per stage, which will be Twelve Shillings to York; and 
in the winter season Five Shillings per stage, which will 
be Fifteen Shillings. Goods by the hundred weight Three 
Shillings and Six-pence per Stage, which will be Ten 
Shillings and Six-pence to York. 

To be sold by way of public vendue, on second-day, the 
twentieth of May next, on the premises, A plantation, 
containing 169 acres of land, whereon is a good dwelling- 
house, two rooms on a floor, a good cellar under the 
whole, a large kitchen and good well of water near the 
door, good barn and stables, a good apple orchard of 
about 200 bearing trees, and sundry other fruit trees, 
about 60 acres of cleared land, 15 acres whereof good 
meadow and much more may be made, the remainder well 
timbered. Also at the same time and place will be sold, 
in the same manner, about 99 acres of excellent wood- 
land, thereunto adjoining, whereon is a vast quantity of 
white-oaks, black-oaks and hickory. The said wood-land 
will be sold in small lots, and may suit the purchaser of 
the plantation, or others. The whole lands are situate 
within the corporation of the city of Burlington, in the 
county of Burlington, about two miles and an half from 



524 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

said city, and the same distance from a good navigable 
landing' on Rancocas Creek. Any person or persons who 
have a mind to purchase or view the premises, before the 
day of sale, may apply to John Price, living on the said 
plantation, or to George Elkinton, at the adjoining plan- 
tation, who wjll shew the lines of the whole, if required. 
The sales to begin precisely at twelve o'clock on said day, 
where the conditions will be made known, and attendance 
given, by 

ISAAC ROGERS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1896, April 25, 
1765- 

The Subscriber having determined to remove from 
these Parts, desires all whom it may concern to take No- 
tice, that he has deposited all the Bonds, and other Papers, 
belonging to his Clients, in the Hands of Samuel Allinson, 
Esq; of the City of Burlington, who is to conduct the 
Law Business for him, and fully impowered Mr. Burnet 
Richards, of the City of Philadelphia, Merchant, to trans- 
act his other Affairs. 

SAMUEL BARD/ 



i Samuel Bard was a son of Peter Bard, 2d, who was the second son 
of Peter Bard, 1st, a Huguenot, who came from Montpelier, France, 
about 1700, and settled in Burlington, where he carried on business as 
a merchant until 1723, and then engaged in buying and selling land, 
building and operating mills, &c., until his death, in 1734. A 7 . J. Ar- 
i-hinx. Ml., 667, note. Peter Bard, 2d, was a merchant in Philadelphia, 
until 17:!4; within a few years after that date he removed to Mount 
Holly, where he was living in 1750. He took up several hundred acres 
of land in Burlington county, but sold the same in 1764. He died at 
Mount Holly November 20, 1769. Samuel Bard, his son, was born in 
1740, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar November 3, 1761. In 
1765 he removed to Bristol, Penn., where he continued practising, until 
his death, December 14, 1769. His will, dated Nov. 27, 1768, was proved 
Dec. 20, 1769, and is recorded in the Secretary of State's office, Trenton, 
l-ii-.-r No. 14, p. 135. He appoints his father, Peter Bard, and Zach- 
ariah EtoMell, executors, and directs them to sell all his land and 
I'iMp.Tty, consisting of a brick house at Mount Holly, and a tract of 
land adjoining the iron works he bought of his father; also all his 
real estate, and after payment of his debts the remainder to go to his 
.vitv Mary, i n iVe. He probably had no children, as none are men- 
tioned in his will. He was a cousin of Dr. Samuel Bard, one of the 
most eminent physicians in the eighteenth century, the first President 
of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 525 

LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office, Philadelphia 
Edmond Coleman, (Gloucester); Joseph Ellis (Glou- 
cester) The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1897, May 2, 
1765- 

To be sold at private Sale, 

A Plantation containing 1 50 Acres, lying in the Town 
/\ and County of Morris, about a quarter of a Mile 
from Mr. Philips's Mill, and near the Road leading from 
Elizabeth-Town to Black River; whereon is two good 
Dwelling-Houses and two Barns, a large Cyder House, 
Cyder Mill and Still, with four good Apple Orchards, one 
of which is grafted Fruit, and contains 250 Trees, a good 
Peach Orchard, containing 2000 Trees. There is a large 
Quantity of good Meadow, well watered, with about 40 
Acres of Wood Land, and the rest good Plow Land. The 
Subscriber will dispose of it upon reasonable Terms, and 
the Purchaser may either take the Whole or Part. A good 
Title will be given for the Land by me 

DANIEL TICHENOR. 

The Nciv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, May 
2, 1765- 

Hopewell, Hunterdon County, April 29, 1765. 
STOLEN out of a Pasture, last Friday Night, a light- 
ish Iron grey Horse, about 14 Hands high, or better, a 
well set thick chunky Horse, will pace, trot and hand- 
gallop, but most natural to his Pace, is shod before, has 
some browner Spots on his hind Parts than before has a 
Sort of a redish Star in his Forehead, and is 6 Years old 
this Grass. Whoever takes up said Horse, and brings 
him to the Owner, shall receive Forty Shillings Reward, 
and reasonable Charges, and for the Thief Four Pounds, 

paid by 

TIMOTHY BRUSH. 



526 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

To be SOLD by 
THOMAS GILBERT, Cooper. 
At the Corner of Vine and Water streets, 
A Very large Assortment of Red Cedar, brought from 
Cape-May, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pensacola, con- 
sisting of very large Wharff, Gate and Street Posts ready 
drest. Any Person wanting Inch or Half Inch Boards, 
Scantling for any Purpose, Cellar Door Cheeks, Sills and 
Steps, Porch Posts, 7 and 10 Feet fencing Posts, either 
round or sawed, by applying to the said Thomas Gilbert, 
and giving the Dimensions, shall be served agreeable 
thereto. Likewise best Jamaica Molasses, picked Fall 
Mackrel and common Ditto, Lard in Kegs, and 3 Feet 
Shingles, either drest or undrest, &c 

WANTED to be cleared and ditched, 
ONE Hundred Acres of Swamp, about 7 Miles from 
Trenton, in New Jersey; the Timber is all Maple, very 
sizable, and not large, and without Under-brush. The 
Bottom is black rich Mould. Any Persons who will un- 
dertake, may have it laid out in Lots of 10, 20 or 30 Acres, 
or as much as they choose to contract for. The Owner 
will supply Flour for Bread, Pork, Bacon, and Rum on 
the Spot, at ready Money Price, in Part Pay, if desired. 
Any Sett of good sober Men, who have a mind to agree 
for the Whole, or Part, may apply to WILLIAM COXE, at 
the Corner of Third-street and Walnut-street, or Mr. 
Moore Furman, next Door to the Mayor's, in Water- 
street. 

To be sold, by public Vendue, on Wednesday, the i2th 
of June next, at the House of Joseph Hugg, in Gloucester, 
a valuable Plantation, containing 300 Acres, situate in 
Greenwich, and County of Gloucester, in the Western 
ision of the Province of New-Jersey, adjoining to 
Lands of Jnl m Eglinton, Daniel Cozens and Francis Est- 






1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS.. ?2/ 

lake, about 10 Miles from Gloucester, and one from a 
Landing, and within half a Mile of a Grist-Mill; there 
.are about 30 Acres fit for the Plough, and 12 Acres of 
excellent Meadow, and more may be made, the Remain- 
der is well timbered, a new Log House and Stable, the 
cleared Land within good Fence, and the whole finely 
watered. The Purchaser, on paying one Third of the 
Money down, may have Time to pay the Remainder, giv- 
ing Security, and paying Interest. It is subject to a Mort- 
gage of 200 1. which the Mortgagee is willing to* let lie a 
considerable Time, if the Purchaser chooses. Any Per- 
son or Persons inclining to purchase the same before the 
Day of Sale, may know the Terms by applying to William 
Hodge, or Robert Clark, Merchants in Philadelphia, or to 
Daniel Bennett, near Mantua Creek Bridge, in Greenwich 
aforesaid. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1898, May 9, 

1765- 

To BE SOLD, 

A Valuable Forge, situated partly in the County of Sus- 
sex, and partly in the County of Hunterdon, in the Prov- 
ince of West New- Jersey, on Musconetcung River, called 
and known by the Name. of Squire's Point Forge; it is 
about 7 Miles distant from Oxford Furnace, the same 
from the Union, about 20 from Andover, and the same 
from Durham Furnace. From said Furnaces may be had 
a constant supply of Pig-metal, at the easiest Rates, the 
Roads being very good; said Forge is also about 37 Miles 
from New-Brunswick, and 40 from Trenton; from 
whence there is Water Carriage to New- York and Phila- 
delphia, and one with another is as conveniently situated 
as any in the Province. There will also be sold with said 
Forge, about 2000 Acres of Woodland, the farthest not 
more than two Miles and an Half distant from said 
Forge, most of it well timbered, with two 5 Horse Teams, 
4 Yoke of Oxen, lusty and used to the Draught, Wag- 



528 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

gons, Carts, Carriages &c. with all the Utensils and Im- 
plements for carrying on said Forge; a large Stock of 
Coal-wood ready cut and corded, and a Stock of Coal in 
the Coal-house. The Forge House is built of Stone, laid 
in Lime and Sand, contains two Fineries, a Chasery, and 
one Hammer, all in good Repair, having been built but a 
few Years, with a large Head of Water; there also stands 
on said Stream and Dam, a new Grist and Saw-mill, well 
finished; it is a constant Stream of Water, having almost, 
or all Seasons of the Year, a sufficiency for all the Works 
to go on at one Time. There also is erected on the Prem- 
ises a new Frame House, with 4 Rooms on a Floor, and 
a Fire-place in each, an entry through the House, gen- 
teelly finished; there is a Cellar, Kitchen and Shop, be- 
low in the front, and three Cellars, conveniently parti- 
tioned off, back under said House, two large Coal-houses, 
capable to hold between 4 and 500 Loads of Coals, a 
Smith's Shop, a great Number of Out-houses to accom- 
modate the Workmen, Tradesmen, &c. all good of their 
Kind. The Purchaser may enter into Possession of the 
I "remises immediately. Any Person inclining to pur- 
chase, may know the Terms of Sale, by applying to Mr. 
F.henezer Cowell, living at Samuel Johnson's upper Mills, 
on Musconetcung River, near the said Premises, or to the 
Subscribers living in the Township of Amwell, in said 
County < f I lunterdon, who will give an indisputable Title 
for the same. MARTIN RYERSON, GEORGE READING, 
DANIEL READING, THOMAS READING/ 

' M;. it. n Kyerson was baptized Oct. 9, 1698, son of Joris (George) 

i .u'.'l Anneken Schonten. They removed from the Walle 

(Wallabout), N. Y., about 1719, to Pacquanac, near the pres- 

-iii Mountain View, Passaic County. Marten settled at Readington, 

i county, where he was a surveyor doubtless through the 

iflW nre of John Reading, one of the Deputy Surveyors of New Jer- 

110 visited Pacquanac in 1715, and five years later married a sis- 

Miut.Mi Ityrrsnn. The later died in 1790. 

M.;. <;,, lings mentioned above were children of John Reading 

Marritje Kyerson. George was born 1725; was a member of the 

in l,, ; died 1<92. Daniel was born 1727; married Euphemia, 

rhter of Col. John Reid, of Monmouth county, and died in ns. 

nomas was born 1734. Umtwy of 1'atenon, by WWiinn V. /.so//. 303. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. $29 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Upper Free- 
hold Township, Monmouth County, in New-Jersey, a 
Negroe Man, named Pomp, about 36 Years of Age, about 
5 Feet 10 Inches high, he has lost one of his upper Teeth, 
and has a bald Spot on the Crown of his Head; had on, 
when he went away, an old light coloured Coat, an old 
Pair of Leather Breeches, old Ozenbrigs Shirt, a Pair of 
white Yarn Stockings, a Pair of new Pumps, an old Felt 
Hat, and he took with him, a small sized Gun. Whoever 
takes up and secures said Fellow, so that his Master may 
have him again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

EBENEZER APPLEGATE. 

At a Meeting of the UNION FIRE COMPANY in Tren- 
ton, on the Sixth Instant, it was unanimously agreed by 
the Members, to expend no Lamb in their Families this 
Season. 

*** -phe Subscribers to this Paper, on the Road from 
Philadelphia to Bristol, who used to be served by the 
New- York Post, are requested to send their Papers by the 
Market People, or otherwise, as may best suit them, the 
Rider going now on the Jersey Side to Burlington. 

WILLIAM AIREY, who formerly rode the Jersey Stage, 
hereby gives Notice to his former Employers, and others, 
that he has begun to ride the same Stage again, and de- 
sires those Gentlemen who incline to have their News- 
papers carried by him, to sign his Subscription Papers, 
which they will find at the following Places, viz. at Mr. 
Horn's, at Howell's Ferry; Mr. Porter's, Tavern-keeper 
in Amwell; Mr. Daniel Cahill's, Tavern keeper in King- 
wood; and Mr. Isaac Fitzrandolph's, Tavern-keeper in 
Bethlehem. If he finds proper Encouragement, he de- 

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530 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

signs to continue riding, and will do his utmost to oblige 
his Subscribers. 

Gloucester, May 6, 1765 

BY Virtue of a Writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
Sale, on the I2th Day of July next, on the Premises, a 
Plantation, situate in the Township of Waterford, bound- 
ed by Land of Michael Hewlings, by Lands late Thomas 
Willard's, by Lands late Benjamin Willard, and by the 
River Delaware, containing 130 Acres (more or less) 
with a Dwelling-house and Kitchen thereon, about 10 
Acres of Meadow, and more may be made, a good Or- 
chard and about 40 Acres of cleared Land, it is very con- 
venient to attend Philadelphia Market; late the Prop- 
erty of Thomas Willard, deceased, and taken in Execu- 
tion at the suit of Joseph Morgan by 

ROBERT FRIEND PRICE, Sheriff. 

WHEREAS Captain Evan Shelby obtained a Bond of 
me the Subscriber, for 165 1, in the Year 1761, and pay- 
able in the Year 1763, which Bond have paid Part, as ap- 
pears by the Indorsements on the same, and the Remain- 
der have Receipts for. The Bond was perfected in Mary- 
land, printed on stamped Paper; I have Reason to appre- 
hend he has already assigned it, either in New-Jersey or 
Pennsylvania. This therefore is to warn every Person 
from taking any Assignment on said Bond, as I will not 
pay any Part of it, having as before observed, cancelled 
the whole. 

Joseph Warford. 

Gloucester, May 6, 1765 

BY Virtue of a Writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
Sale, on the i$th Day of July next, on the Premises, all 
the Right and Title that Vincent W r est had at the Time 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 531 

of his Death in and to a Saw-mill, with a small Dwelling- 
house, good Stables, and 3000 Acres of Pine Land (be 
the same more or less) situate in Gloucester County, 
about 6 Miles from Mr. Elijah Clark's Mills. Any Per- 
son who has a mind to view the same, may apply to the 
Tenant now in Possession, and be better informed. The 
Lease of the above Premises, with some Proprietary 
Rights, will be sold at the same Time and Place; the 
whole taken in Execution at the suit of Joseph Collins, 
and others, by me 

Robert Friend Price, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1899, May 16, 
1765- 

To be sold at Publick Vendue, 

At the House of George Campbell in Prince-Town, on 
Saturday the ist Day of June next, and to continue until 
all are sold; 

THIRTEEN good Feather Beds plentifully furnish'd 
with Sheets, Pillow Cases, and Bedclothes, 13 Bed- 
steads, 7 of them with Sacking Bottoms, several Suits of 
very good Curtains, Table Linen, Towels, &c. Desks, 
Chests of Drawers, Dining and dressing Tables and 
Stands, Looking Glasses, a Variety of Chairs, Windsor 
Chairs, &c. Clothes Presses, several large and good Cup- 
boards; Pictures, large and small; China and Delf 
Bowls, Dishes and Plates, Cups and Saucers, Decanters 
and Wine Glasses, Castors and Waiters, &c. Several large 
and small Kitchen Tables, Iron Pots of all sizes, a large 
Brass washing Kettle, a large and good Pie Pan, large 
and small Brass and Copper Tea Kettles and Co<ffee Pots, 
Brass and Iron Candlesticks and Snuffers, Pewter Dishes 
and Plates, Kitchen and Chamber End-Irons, Shovels 
and Tongs, a good roasting turn Jack, and several Spits ; 



532 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Iron dripping and frying pans, and broiling Irons, large 
and small; a good Coffee Mill, Walnut Salt and Knife 
Boxes, several good English Trammels, a Crane, Brass 
and Iron Chaffing Dishes, a good baking Stone, Sauce 
Pans, Cullenders, Bleekies and Milk Pans, several Iron 
bound Pipes, Hhds, Barrels and Quarter Casks, with 
sundry other Articles which it would be too tedious to 
mention. Also, Two good milch Cows, newly calved. 
Also, 

To be Sold either at publick or private Sale, 

I" 1 HE noted and well accustomed Tavern, the Hude- 
brass, at Prince-Town; It is esteem'd by all Gen- 
tlemen acquainted with the Road, to be the best Stand 
between New- York and Philadelphia. The House is 
new, has a Cellar under the whole, and has 12 Rooms; 
two good Kitchens, one of which has a Loft over it with 
two good Rooms; a good Stable with a large Loft which 
will hold 5 Tons of Hay, 2 Sheds, a large boarded in Bar- 
rack, a large Hen-House, a Hog-House, and a new Hen 
Coop 2 Stories high which will contain 200 Fowls. There 
is a small lot of Ground, and adjoining to it 2 excellent 
good Gardens well stored with Greens, Sallads, Herbs 
and all Sorts of Garden Stuff. Also to be sold, at private 
Sale, A Servant Girl who understands all Sorts of House 
Work, and has three years to serve. 

The Conditions of Sale are, that all Bidders under Six 
I'"tinds, are to pay ready Money; and all above that 
Sum, to pay in 6 Months, giving Bond and Security if 
required. 

N. B. As I have put my books in the Hands of Cor- 
nelius Low, Esq; Attorney at Law, in New-Brunswick 
for the Benefit of my Creditors, I desire all Persons, with- 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. * 533 

out Distinction, that are indebted to me, to pay the Bal- 
lances of their Accounts without further Notice from 
Their humble Servant. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL. 

*** I shall continue to keep Tavern in the best Man- 
ner, as usual, till the House is sold 

GEORGE CAMPBELL. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, May 
1 6, 1765. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, 

ON Monday the loth Day of June, the House and 
Lot of Land belonging- to George Johnson, pleas- 
antly situated near the Water Side in the City of Perth- 
Amboy, together with the Wharf, and Appurtenances 
thereunto belonging; the House is new, with two good 
Rooms on a Floor, and a very good Cellar Kitchen, and 
is suitable for a Merchant, Tavern keeper, or Tradesman. 
The Vendue will be held on the Premises, and begin at 
1 1 o'Clock in the Forenoon, when the Conditions of Sale 
will be made known. Any Person inclining to Purchase 
before the Day aforesaid, may apply to the said George 
Johnson, living on the Premises, by whom an indis- 
putable Title will be given. 
Perth- Amboy, May 14, 1765. 

To be sold at publick Vendue on the Premises, at At- 
quacknunk in East New-Jersey, on Thursday the I3th 
Day of June next. 

A Good stone house, two stories high, with a kitchen, 
store-house and barn, and lot of ground, now in the 
occupation of Richard Van Der Havon : Said house and 
lot of ground fronts two rods in breadth, along the king's 
road, easterly 53. feet, which leads to the great falls, and 



534 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/6$ 

in length northerly 202 feet, which leads to the little falls; 
it is either fit for a merchant or tradesman; there are sun- 
dry apple and other fruit trees on the premises. 1 An in- 
disputable title will be given by us the subscribers : Also 
to be sold, sundry sorts of houshold goods. 

GERRIBRANT GERRIBRANTS, 
ALEXANDER FORBES, 
RICHARD VAN DER HAVON. 

N. B. The conditions of sale will be made known at 
the time and place of sale. Any person inclining to pur- 
chase the same before the day of sale, may apply to the 
subscribers aforesaid. The New York Gazette or Week- 
ly Post Boy, May 23, 1765. 

WHEREAS BENJAMIN PRICE, by Reason of his late In- 
disposition advertised that he designed to quit the Prac- 
tice of the Law, and that he would dispose of Part of his 
Library &c. but now through Providence being recovered, 
and being averse to an idle Life, designs to continue the 
Practice in Philadelphia, Chester and Gloucester Coun- 
ties and the Supreme Courts of New- Jersey, and hopes to 
give the usual Satisfaction, and do Justice to all such as 
shall be pleased to employ him. 

BENJAMIN PRICE. 

To be sold by public Vendue, at the House of George 
Campbell, in Princetown, on the first Day of June next, 
to begin at 10 o' Clock a great Variety of Houshold and 
Kitchen Furniture, consisting of Feather Beds, Curtains, 
Bedsteads, and Bedding, Tablecloths, Napkins &c, also 
Chests of Drawers, Desks, Looking Glasses, Dining, Tea 
and other Tables, Chairs of different Sorts ; some choice 
Pictures, several Kinds of China, Earthen Plates and 

i At the Great Notch, where the roads cross. It was a tavern stand 
ror more than a century. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 535 

Glass Ware, Pewter, Brass Candlesticks, Tea Kettles, 
Brass Pans, Iron Pots, a good Jack and Spits, Hand 
irons, Shovels and Tongs, Washing Tubs, and Chafing 
Dishes. Also two very good Milch Cows, newly calved, 
and a young hearty Servant Girl's Time, that has three 
Years to serve, with sundry other Goods, too tedious to 
mention. The Conditions will be made public on the Day 
of Sale. 

Philadelphia, May 20, 1765. 
EIGHT DOLLARS Reward. 

DESERTED the 4th Inst. from His Majesty's First Bat- 
talion, 6oth or Royal American Regiment, Frederick 
Baker, a Lad about 15 Years of Age, of a fair Complex- 
ion, and pretty well set; had on, when he deserted, his 
Regimentals for a Fifer, having listed some Time ago- for 
that Purpose at Lancaster; he has a Brother, named Bar- 
tholomew Baker, a Tavern keeper that lives in Market- 
street, Philadelphia, and his Mother lives a little Way 
over in the Jerseys ; one of which Places it is supposed he 
is concealed at. Whoever will give Information where 
said Deserter is concealed, or have him secured in any of 
His Majesty's Goals, and will give Notice to Captain 
PREVOST, in New York, or Mr. FRANCIS WAD'E, in Phil- 
adelphia, shall receive the above Reward, exclusive of His 
Majesty's Bounty for taking up Deserters. 

N. B. If said Deserter will join his Regiment, or de- 
liver himself up to said Francis Wade, in 15 Days from 
the above Date, he shall be entitled to his Pardon ; he lived 
with a Barber in Lancaster for some Time, where it is 
possible he may return. 

Now in the Tenure of Stacy Potts, and to be sold, a 
well-accustomed and convenient Tan-yard, consisting of 
36 Vatts and Handlers, two large Leaches, five Limes, 



536 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. L T 7 6 5 

two Bates, and one good Water Ftool, with all convenient 
Buildings for carrying on the Tanning and Currying 
Business. The Lot whereon the Tan-yard stands is front- 
ing on King-street, in Trenton, and contains two Acres, 
and a Third of an Acre ; on the Lot is a good Stable and 
Hay house. Likewise one other Lot of Land adjoining 
the above, containing one Half of an Acre, whereon is a 
good Dwelling house and Garden, chiefly fenced in with 
Cedar Posts and Boards. The Yard may be bought sep- 
arate from the House. Any Person inclining to purchase 
the above Premises, may know the Terms by applying to 
BENJAMIN BILES, living at Hermitage, near Trenton. 

To be sold for ready Money, on the I5th Day of the 
Sixth Month (called June) being the seventh Day of the 
Week, at the House of William Hugg, in Gloucester, sun- 
dry Parcels of Land chiefly Cedar Swamp, in West New- 
Jersey, belonging to the Estate of Joseph Marshall, de- 
ceased, viz. 29 Acres of Cedar Swamp, lying down the 
Branch of Long-a-Coming, near the Indian Path, on the 
Egg Harbour Road. One other of 1 1 Acres, and an Half, 
joining Cedar Swamp of Samuel Harrison, about three 
Miles from the Sign of the Blue Anchor, on the Road to 
Great Egg-harbour. Also Forty-six Acres of Land, 
about Half of which is Cedar Swamp, on the southermost 
Branch, at the Head of Little Egg-harbour River, near 
Fry's Saw mill. Likewise a Right to 33 Acres, to be laid 
in any Part of the Western Division. The Sale to begin 
at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon, where Attendance will 
be given by. JOSEPH KING, CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL, and 
DANIEL OFFLEY, Executors. 

WHEREAS I am informed that many Gentlemen, who 
reside in Pennsylvania and the Jersies, are very desirous 
to be concerned in Iron-works, in any Part of Virginia, 



17^5 NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 537 

where a sufficient Quantity of that Ore can be found; 
therefore this serves to give Notice, that the Subscriber 
hath above 20000 Acres of fine Land, well watered and 
wooded, on a navigable Part of James River, below the 
Mountains, on Part thereof is a great Appearance of Iron 
Stone, ( which is very plenty on the Surface of the Earth 
for several Miles, and it is supposed there is a great Body 
of it, not far under Ground. Whoever is inclined to rent 
'any of the said Land for 7, 14 or 21 Years, shall have all 
suitable Encouragement from the Subscriber, living on 
James River, in Cumberland County, Virginia. 

Nicholas Davies. , 

Trenton, May 13, 1765. 

WHEREAS several of the Members of. the Trenton Li- 
brary Company have been deficient in making their an- 
nual Payments, which is very prejudicial to- the Growth 
of so valuable an Institution; the said Delinquents are 
hereby earnestly requested to discharge their Arrearages 
by the first Day of July next, otherwise the Directors will 
proceed to make Sale of their respective Shares to dis- 
charge the same, agreeable to the Articles. And any of 
the Members, or others, who have either of the following 
Books belonging to the said Library, viz. Oldmixon's 
History of England; first Volume of Granville's Works; 
Pomfret's Poems; Trial of the Witnesses; first Volume 
Independent Whig; several Volumes Plutarch's Lives; 
Presbyterian Loyalty; third Volume Pope's Works; Life 
of the Dutchess of Marlborough; second Volume Ram- 
bler; Harvey's Meditations, both Volumes; MundrelFs 
Travels ; or any other of said Books, which have been out 
longer than their respective limited times, are desired to 
return them to the Librarian as soon as possible, or they 
may expect to be proceeded against. Signed, by Order 
of the Directors, by STACY POTTS, Secretary and Libra- 



53 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

nan. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1900, May 23, 
1765- 

The Stamp Act takes Place the First Day of November 
next; and John Hughes, and William Coxe, Esquires, we 
hear, are the Officers appointed for this Province, and the 
Jerseys. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Good two Story Brick House and Kitchen, with a 
Lot of Ground thereunto belonging, containing in 
Breadth, on the North Side of Sassafras-street in the City 
of Philadelphia, 17 Feet and in Length 51 Feet, together 
with the Privilege of a 3 Feet Alley, now in the Tenure 
of Charles Lawrence. Any Person inclining to purchase, 
may apply to Peter Thomson, in the City of Philadelphia, 
or to the Subscriber, living in Greenwich Township, in 
the County of Gloucester, West New Jersey, where they 
may be informed of the Title and Terms of Sale. 

JOHN COMRON. 

Trenton, May 21, 1765. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that there is now in Trenton 
Goal a Negroe Man, named Sawney, about 40 Years of 
Age. Any Person, proving his Property, may have him 
again, paying the Charges, in four Weeks after this Date; 
otherwise he will be sold 'for the same, by 

GEORGE BROWN, Goaler. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Roxbury, 
Morris County, East-Jersey, a Mulattoe Fellow, named 
Tom, about 30 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 6 Inches high ; 
had on, when he went away, a blue Waistcoat, a Pair of 
Buckskin Breeches, which it is likely he has changed. He 
has one extraordinary Mark, having no Toes on either of 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 539 

his Feet. Whoever takes up the said Mulattoe Fellow, 
and secures him, so that his Master may have him again, 
shall have Ten Pounds Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

JOHN VANDORN. 

These are to forewarn all Persons not to take any As- 
signment on a Bond for Fifty Pounds, given by Aaron 
Beekman, deceased, to Hugh M'Can of Hunterdon 
County, West Jersey, wherein Isaac Skillman, and Chris- 
topher Beekman, deceased, were Securities; for their 
Heirs are determined not to pay the said Bond, as they 
think the said Hugh M'Can has had full Satisfaction for 
Ihe same. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1901, May 30, 



Nezv-York, May 30. On Tuesday last Week our An- 
nual Commencement was held at Trinity Church, in this 
City ..... After Prayers and a Latin Oration by 
the Rev. Mr. Myles Cooper, President of the College, 
Orations were delivered by Mr. Benson and Mr. Schuyler 
(Son of Col. John Schuyler, of the Jersies)Mn Latin, and 
by Mr. Livingston, (Son of Judge Livingston) and Mr. 
Antell in English ..... 

After the Exercise, the President conferr'd the Degree 
of Bachelor of Arts upon Messrs. Lloyd, Benson, Schuy- 
ler, Grant and Livingston. And the Degree of Master of 
Arts, upon the Rev. Mr. Learning, the Rev. Mr. Hanna, 
Mr. Antell, 2 Mr. Cuyler and Mr. Leslie. 

1 Aren't J. Schuyler, born Oct., 1746; married his cousin, Swan Schuy- 
ler, Nov. 2, 1772; died Oct. 28, 1803. He lived on his father's estate, at 
the copper mines opposite Belleville. 

2 Edward Antill, born at Piscataqua, N. J., April 11, 1742, son ot 
Edward Antill, 2d, and Anne Morris, daughter of Gov. Lewis Morris. 
He was graduated from King's College in 1762, and was admitted to the 
New York bar, but removed to Quebec; at the beginning of the Revo- 
lution he took sides with the Americans, and was commissioned as a 
Lieutenant Colonel, serving until 1783. He was licensed as an Attorney 
in New Jersey in 1783, and had an office in New York. He died at St. 
John, near Montreal, May 21, 1789. See "Edward Antill, a New York 
Merchant of the seventeeth century, and his descendants," by William 
Nelson, 1900. 



540 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

To be sold at private Sale, 

In Middletown, in the County of Monmouth, within 
three Miles of a Landing, at Middletown Point; 

A Plantation containing 102 Acres, whereon there is 
a good dwelling House, Kitchen and Garden; a 
good Dutch Barn 35 Feet by 45, a Stone Well and a good 
bearing Orchard of choice Fruit, about 300 Trees : The 
Land well stored with Timber. Also one Lot of Land 
containing 5 Acres, most of it Meadow. Also two Lots 
at the said Middletown Point, one 40 Feet in Front and 
100 back; the other 16 Feet Front and near 80 back. 
Whoever inclines to purchase the whole or any Part, may 
apply to JOHANNES BENNET, living on the Premises, who 
will agree on reasonable Terms, and make an indisputable 
Title for the same The New York Gazette or Weekly 
Post Boy, May 30, 1765. 

Philadelphia, May 30. The Stamp Act takes Place the 
First Day of November next; and John Hughes, and 
William Coxe, Esqrs. we hear, are the Officers appointed 
for this Province, and the.Jersies. 

BURLINGTON, May 22, 1765. 
The SPEECH of His Excellency 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief, 
in and over His Majesty's Province oi New- Jersey, and 
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice- Admiral in the same, &c. 

Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, Mr. SPEAKER, and Gentlemen 
of the ASSEMBLY. 

IT is with infinite Satisfaction that I embrace this 
first Opportunity of congratulating you upon the 
happy Termination of Hostilities with the Indians. By 
the -.vise Measures of His Majesty's General, and the judi- 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 54 L 

cious, spirited Conduct of Col. BOUQUET, they have been 
reduced to accept the most humiliating Terms of Accom- 
modation. They were not only compelled to deliver up 
all their Prisoners, but even their own Children, born of 
white Women; and to give up a Number of their princi- 
pal Chiefs, to remain as Hostages, till they should send 
Deputies to Sir WILLIAM JOHNSON, to settle a Peace upon 
such further Terms as he should think necessary. 

The Troops you enabled me to> send into the Field, for 
the last Campaign, were of considerable Service : Their 
Behaviour, in every Respect, was such as did honour to 
the Province. The Guards placed on our Frontiers have 
likewise done their Duty, and the Inhabitants have been 
fully protected from the Incursions of the Enemy. 

I have it in Charge from His Majesty to recommend to 
you the Facilitating the Conveyance of Letters, by the 
Posts, through this Province. 1 A regular, safe and speedy 
Correspondence is of the utmost Importance to His Maj- 
esty's Service, and to the commercial Interest and gen- 
eral Convenience of his Subjects. It is therefore not to 
be doubted but the Legislatures of the several Colonies 
will readily and cheerfully promote the Establishment of 
Ferries, the Erection of Bridges, the Improvement of 
Roads, and whatever else may contribute to prevent De- 
lays and Interruptions to the Posts in passing. His Maj- 
esty's Deputy Post-masters General for the Northern Dis- 
trict of America, have given me Assurances, that if the 
Legislature of this Province will cause Bridges to be 
erected over Ancocus, and the Creek near the Barracks in 
this City, they will order the Posts to take that Route in 
their Way between New-York and Philadelphia; as the 
Communication will be thereby considerably shortened, 

iSee N. J. Archives, IX., 249, 295; and Whitehead's Perth Amboy, 275. 



542 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

and rendered far more certain. 1 The many Advantages 
to the Province in general, which will attend this Meas- 
ure, if carried into Execution, will, in my Opinion, greatly 
over-balance any inconveniences it may occasion. Indeed, 
all of the latter, which I have yet heard suggested, have 
been either imaginary, or such as are merely local, and 
might be easily obviated. 

I have received from the Lords Commissioners for 
Trade and Plantations, an Order of His Majesty in Coun- 
cil, repealing the "Act for rendering void the Lottery 
made by Peter Gordon, for the Sale of certain Lands in 
the County of Middlesex," Passed in the Time of your 
late Governor. Their Lordships' Reasons for proposing 
the Repeal of this Act, and for not laying before His Maj- 
esty an Act passed at the same Time, "for imposing a 
Duty upon the Importation of Negroes," will appear by 
an Extract of their Letter, which the Secretary will com- 
municate to you. 8 

It would afford me, Gentlemen, the greatest pleasure 
to see the Inhabitants of this Province, now Peace is so 
happily established, turning their Attention to the Culti- 
vation and Production of such Articles as might serve for 
Remittances to the Mother Country; and which, at the 
same time that they tended to her Advantage, might prove 
beneficial to the Colony. For this Purpose, I would rec- 
ommend to you to grant a Bounty to encourage the Rais- 
ing of Hemp and Flax, 3 and the Cutting of Plank and 
Timber, for Exportation to Great Britain. The Parlia- 
ment have already granted some Encouragement to the 
two first Articles, and the truly laudable Society for Arts, 

Numerous acts were passed in 1765 and soon after, for improving 
},= ^. ?-o f ^ he Province. See N. J. Archives, XVII., 408, 414; 406, 411, 
^ 4 ' 6> * 4 J 8> 499; 476 ' 7 ' 479 - 80 ' 482 - 4 "; 477, 479, 1. 4 ". etc. 

the proceedings attending the passage of this act, see N. J. 
lives XVII., 247-50, 327, 331, 338. For proceedings relative to an- 
nuIlinK the same, see N. J. Archives, IX., 44(i, 458, 487. 

Jch an act was promptly introduced and passed, in 1765; and the 

XV. I ^oT414 C ,^4 1 : n 4^ 2 b 4 y 7 5 r498 aCt ^^ '" ^ *** N " J> Archives ' 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTPvACTS. 543 

Manufacturers and Commerce, have shewn a Disposition 
to promote the others. They have, for that End, sent 
into several of the Colonies, Boxes containing Specimens 
of divers Sorts of Fir Timber, and Deals, which are im- 
ported into England from Riga and Norway, with a De- 
scription of the same, and the Prices they are sold at. One 
of these Boxes and Descriptions I have received, and shall 
order to be shewn to any of the Inhabitants of the Colony 
who may incline to see them. This you may depend on, 
that every Species of Timber has for many Years been 
rising in Price in Great-Britain; and that there is scarce 
any Thing wanting, to make a ready Vent for Oak, Fir, 
Pine, Cypress, and Cedar from America, but a Knowl- 
edge of the Scantlings wanted for each particular Use, 
and to cut for that Market good Wood, in the right Sea- 
son. 

The Society before mentioned have likewise given 
handsome Premiums for the Encouragement of the Cul- 
ture of Silk, and the Making of Wines and Pot Ash in 
America; and as they might be produced in this Prov- 
ince (as appears by some Experiments made in the 
neighbouring Colonies) it might be worth your Enquiry, 
whether it would not be proper for the Legislature to 
grant such further Assistance as may be sufficient to incite 
the People to undertake the Production of those valuable 
Articles. 

The Militia Law being near expired, it is necessary 
that you should take that Matter into your Consideration. 
A well regulated Militia is of the utmost Importance to 
the Security of the Inhabitants from foreign Invasions, 
and internal Commotions. Our Law for that Purpose has 
been generally complained of as defective in several ma- 
terial Points, but I hope this Session will produce one 
less liable to Objection. 



544 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Mr. SPEAKER, and Gentlemen of the ASSEMBLY, 

Besides the due Support of His Majesty's Government, 
J have only to recommend that you would make Provision 
for the Pay owing to the Forces raised last Year,' for the 
Time they were obliged to serve after the First Day of 

November. 



Gentlemen of the COUNCIL, Mr. SPEAKER, and Gentlemen 
of the ASSEMBLY, 

So many Benefits to the Public have resulted from a 
perfect Harmony subsisting between the different Branch- 
es of the Legislature in this Province, that I am convinced 
no Arguments are necessary to induce you to endeavour 
its Preservation and Continuance; I shall therefore only 
add my earnest Wishes that all your Consultations may 
be productive of the most happy Consequences to the 
Country. 

August 12, 1764. 

RuN-away from Augustine Reid of Morris County, 
New-Jersey, Two NEGRO MEN, one named BEN, 
about 35 Years old, is a thick set Fellow, and has a Scar 
nil one of his Cheeks; born in Barbados, in the West- 
Indies, has been over about two Years and a half; the 
other is named JOE, about 20 Years old; the white of his 
Eyes is of a reddish Cast, has black specks in them, is a 
nimble, active Fellow. Wlioever takes up and secures the 
said Negroes, so that their Master may have them again, 
shall receive THIRTY POUNDS Reward for both, or FIF- 
TEEN Pounds for either, and all reasonable Charges, paid 
By 

AUGUSTINE REID. 

To be Sold, 
At Vendue, at the House of Benjamin Alford, in 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 545 

Woodbridge, East New-Jersey, on Wednesday the 3d 
July next. 

ABOUT Twelve Acres of Land, which will be sold in 
two Parcels, and is very fit for Plowing or Pasture; 
the whole is well water'd, having- a Brook which is never 
dry, running through it. Also four Acres lying near it, 
on a Boggy Part of which, a Spring may easily be made; 
the Land is good for Plowing, Pasture or Meadow, and 
Hay has already been mowed from part of it. Also three 
Acres of good Salt Meadow, joining to the upland, and 
convenient to the House Lot Landing. Also a Yoke of 
Oxen and three Milch Cows. The Vendue will begin at 
One o'Clock, and 6 Months Credit will be allowed. 
Woodbridge, June 3, 1765. 

BENJAMIN ALFORD. 

The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
June 6, 1765. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered In. Sloop Abi- 
gail, S. Chivers, from Salem. Schooner Lydia, B. Lunt, 
from Piscataway. 

Outwards. Sloop Abigail, S. Chivers, for Salem. 

NOTICE is hereby given to all persons interested in the 
meadows and swamps lying on the east side of the town 
of Greenwich, in Cumberland county, above a tide bank 
that leads from the fast land of Benjamin Tyler, across 
the said meadow to the fast land of Samuel Fithan, that 
at the next general assembly of New- Jersey, an act will 
be petitioned for to enable the owners o>f the said meadows 
to keep up the said bank and water works; and all per- 
sons concerned are desired then 'to appear and make their 
objections, if any they have. 

BENJAMIN TYLER. 
SAMUEL FITHAN. 



546 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

SAMUEL M'CULOUGH, son to JOHN M'GULOUGH late 
of Mamacullen in the county of Armagh, Ireland, and is 
supposed to have lived some time ago near Woodbridge 
in the Jerseys, may hear of something to his advantage by 
applying to 

ORR, GLENHOLME, & Co. 

N. E. They likewise request the favour of a line from 
Mr. Thomas Nesbitt, who came from Belfast on board 
the Dufley Galley, Capt. Hamilton, about 12 years since, 
as they have business of consequence with him, but do not 
know where to find him. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1174, June 6, 1765. 

Burlington, May 27, 1765. 

RUN away last Night from the Subscriber, living in the 
Township of Springfield, in the County of Burlington, the 
two following described Persons, viz. Jacob Holler, a 
Dutchman, is about five Feet seven Inches high, dark 
Complexion; had on and took with him the following 
Cloaths, viz. a white Fustian Coat, a light Camblet Jacket, 
dark coloured Fustian Breeches, and a pair of black knit 
Ditto; black everlasting Jacket with white Lining, a 
brown Homespun Coat, with Brass Buttons, six Shirts, 
two fine, two small Check, and two Ozenbrigs, two Pair 
of Ozenbrigs Trowsers, several Pair of Stockings, a fine 
Linen Wallet sewed with brown Thread, a Sickle, Scythe 
and Tackling, a Gun, Bayonet and Cartridge Box, the 
Gun and Cartridge-Box is marked NEW-JERSEY on them. 
The other named Matthew Case, a short well set Man, 
about five Feet, six Inches high, sandy Complexion, he 
has lately been fighting, and is very much bruised in the 
Face ; he run away and was advertised the latter part of 
last Summer, and called himself James Steward; he had 
a brown Coat, and crimson coloured Plush Jacket on, an 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 547 

old Check Shirt, and a new Ozenbrigs Ditto. Whoever 
apprehends and secures the said Servants in any Goal, 
and gives Notice thereof to their Master, so that he may 
have them again, shall have Ten Pistoles Reward, and 
reasonable Charges, if brought Home, or Five for either, 
paid by 

Edward Tonkin. 

BURLINGTON, New-Jersey, June 5, 1765 
Yesterday being the Anniversary of His Majesty's 
Birth-Day, the Gentlemen of the Council and General As- 
sembly, together with the Mayor and Corporation of this 
Cityj and many of the Magistrates and principal Inhab- 
itants, went at Noon in Procession to the House of his 
Excellency our Governor, where they drank the Healths 
of the KING, the Royal Family, the Administration, 
Prosperity to the Province, &c. under the Discharge of 
some small Pieces of Brass Cannon, which were planted 
before the Governor's Door for the Purpose. . . . The 
Company had likewise the Pleasure of seeing the fine Por- 
traits of their Majesties (drawn at full Length, in their 
Coronation Robes, by the King's Painter, Mr. Ramsey) 
which were lately sent over as a Present from the Crown 
to his Excellency. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1902, 
June 6, 1765. 

The Subscriber takes this Method to inform the Public, 
that he has opened a Ferry, for the Accommodation of all 
Gentlemen, Travellers, &c. passing from Point Pleasant, 
in New- Jersey, to Philadelphia, and the District of South- 
wark, opposite to it. And also, that Provision is made 
for the like Accommodation from the House of Margaret 
Donaldson, at the Sign of Admiral Kepple, in the District 
of South wark, to the Landing Place of the Subscriber; 
where all Gentlemen and Ladies, who choose to retire and 



548 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

relax their Minds from Business, with rural Recreation, 
enjoy the Benefit of the Air, and at the same time be 
agreeably diverted with a pleasant Prospect of the flour- 
ishing City of Philadelphia, the Ships in the Harbour, 
and what other Beauties the River affords, shall meet with 
good Entertainment, and civil Usage. The Subscriber 
hopes that tbose who favour him with their Custom, will 
readily excuse, and make some little Allowance (as the 
Place is entirely new) for every Thing not yet being in 
proper Order, as he expects shortly to have every Thing 
disposed for their Satisfaction. 

The Subscriber has to sell, or lett, for a term of Years, 
the Wharff, Water and Bank Lot, which was his former 
Ship-yard, being suitably situated to erect a compleat 
Ferry in Southwark, to answer the aforesaid Purpose, 
and the mutual Benefit of both Ferries, For further Par- 
ticulars, enquire of 

Arthur Donaldson. 

N. B. The Bridge over Newtown Creek, being not yet 
compleated, Gentlemen, &c. travelling towards Salem, are 
desired not to disappoint themselves, by crossing the 
River as aforesaid, until the Bridge is finished, which will 
be soon, when the Public will be informed of it. 

To be sold by public Vendue, at the London Coffee- 
house, at 6 o'Clock in the Evening, on the 2ist inst. June, 
two Messuages, and Lots of Ground, situated on the 
X Tth Side of Mill-street, in Bridgetown (commonly 
called Mount-Holly) West New-Jersey; the Houses 
stand well for any public Business, one of them adjoining 
to the Three Tun Tavern, in the Tenure of Daniel Jones, 
32 Feet Front, and 16 Feet deep, one Half of the Front 
serves for a Cellar, the other Half for a Dwelling-house. 
Alnno the Back thereof is a Brick Building, 19 Feet deep, 
and is divided, one Part to the Cellar aforesaid, and the 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 549 

other Part to the Dwelling-house. The other House ad- 
joins the above described Building, and is 19 Feet Front, 
and 1 6 Feet deep, two Stories high, with a Brick Lento 
the same Length of the Front, and 20 Feet deep, one Half 
of the Lower Part of said Lento is a Cellar, the other 
Part a Wash-house, with two small Lodging Rooms over 
them. 

The Lot on which the first described Building stands, 
is about 37 Feet on Mill-street, 159 Feet deep, and 19 
Feet 9 Inches wide at the back End. The other Lot is 
about 35 Feet on Mill-street, 182 Feet deep and 9 Feet 10 
Inches wide at the back End. 

N. B. The Creditors of John Ewan, are desired to 
meet at the London Coffee-house, on the 2ist Instant, at 
5 o'Clock in the Afternoon. 

Gloucester County, June 8, 1765 

LATELY found, as is said, on Daniel Cooper's late Ferry 
Wharff, a small Silver Watch. The Owner, by applying 
to the Subscriber, near Cooper's Ferry, proving his Prop- 
erty, and paying Charges, may have her again. 

Samuel Spicer. 

Trenton, May I, 1765. 

By Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias to me directed, will 
be exposed to Sale at public Vendue to the highest Bidder, 
on Tuesday the 2d of July next, between the Hours of 12 
and 5 of the Clock, on the Premises, 148 Acres of Land, 
situated in Amwell, noted for the best Wheat Land in the 
Province, bounded by Lands of John Opdike, Richard 
Kitchen, and others, be it more or less, on which is a large 
Stone House, two Stories high, four Rooms on a Floor, 
a large Entry through the House, with Cellars underneath 
the whole; also two Overshot Grist-mills, supplied by 
Water from living Springs, a good Barn, Stable, Cow- 



550 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

house, Milk-house, a fine young Orchard, an excellent 
Piece of Clover Meadow in front of the Dwelling-house, 
which may be watered by the Water from the Mills in the 
driest Seasons; there is also a Frame House on the said 
Lands. Also to be sold the same Day, Feather Beds and 
Furniture, Chests of Drawers, Tables, Chairs, Pewter, 
Iron Pots, Tramels, Candlesticks, two Horses, two Mares, 
two Cows and sundry other Things too tedious to men- 
tion here, late the Property, and now in Possession of 
Joseph Howell, seized and taken in Execution at the suit 
of Thomas Pryor, jun. and to be sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

Trenton, May 2, 1765. 

By Virtue of a Writ o<f Fieri Facias to me directed, will 
be exposed to Sale at public Vendue, on the Premises, on 
Thursday, the 4th of July next, between the Hours of 12 
and 5 of the Clock, 100 Acres of Land, situate in Read- 
ingtown, bounded by Lands of Peter Newell, William 
Finnor, Amos Swesey, and William Coxe. Also a Lot of 
Land, containing about one Acre, be it more or less, with 
the Grist-mill and Saw-mill, situated on the North-east- 
erly Side of that fine Stream called the South Branch of 
Rariton River, also in Readingtown, and within 100 
Yards from the above described Hundred Acres, with all 
the Utensils unto the said Mills belonging; late the Prop- 
erty of John Mires, seized and taken in Execution at the 
Suit of David Franks and to be sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

N. B. The Conditions will be made known at the Day 
of Sale. 

Trenton, May 3, 1765 

By Virtue of several Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, will be exposed for Sale, at public Vendue, to the 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 55 I 

highest Bidder, on Monday, the 8th of July next, between 
the Hours of 12 and 5 of the Clock, on the Premises, a 
'valuable Tract of Land, containing 204 Acres, situate in 
Tewksbury, bounded by Lands late Christopher Beek- 
man, Daniel Hanly, Nehemiah Harris, and Alematunk 
River, on which is a good Dwelling-house, three Rooms 
on the lower Cellar, .under the House, Store House, large 
Barn, a fine young Orchard and good Meadow ; the Land 
is excellent for raising Wheat, and other Grain, is natural 
for white Clover; also a good Grist-mill, with two Pair 
of Stones, the necessary Boulting-mills for Merchant and 
Country Work; also a Fulling-mill, Dye-kettle, Press 
and Press-house, with the Tools for carrying on the Full- 
ing Business ; also a Saw-mill, all which go by the Water 
from one Dam on the River Alematunk, most pleasantly 
situated in a fine Wheat Country. Also to be sold the 
same Day, to begin at 12 of the Clock, one Iron Bound 
Waggon, with Gears, four Horses, one Mare and Colt, 
7 Horned Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Feather Beds and Furni- 
ture, Bedsteads, Tables, Chests, Pewter Platters, Plates, 
Iron Pots and Kettles, Tea Kettles, Tea Pots, Cups and 
Saucers, Looking-Glasses, two Fields of Wheat in the 
Ground, a large Parcel of Oak, Belstead and other 
Boards, Pleasure Sleigh, Wood Sled, Ox Chain, Plough 
and Harrow, one Negroe Man, one Negroe Girl, a Ser- 
vant Boy's Time, with sundry other Houshold Goods and 
Farming Utensils too tedious to mention here, late the 
Property of Hugh M'Cann; seized and taken in Execu- 
tion, at the Suit of John Pheriix, William Flatt, Anthony 
Waldraff, and others, and to be sold by 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1903, June 13, 
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552 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

FIFTY SPANISH DOLLARS Reward 
MADE his Escape from the Sheriff of Hunterdon 
County, West Jersey, on or about the loth of April last, 
a certain Hugh M'Can, who it is said has changed his 
Name to that of Hugh Johnson, born in Ireland, aged 
near 60 Years, about 5 Feet 6 or 7 Inches high, black or 
hazel Eyes, and one of them something lighter coloured 
than the other, with large black Eye-brows, wears his 
Hair, which is grey, which he sometimes covers with a 
Silk or Linen Cap, or a black or brown cut Wig, takes 
Plenty of Snuff, fair Complexion, addicted to strong 
Liquor, and very talkative when the least intoxicated ; he 
can scarce write his Name intelligibly, but pretends to be 
well versed in Trade, which he followed in the Retail 
Way, together with the manufacturing of Wheat, at his 
late Grist-mills at Almetunk River; he also had a Saw- 
mill and Fulling-mill, is a Fuller by Trade, and will brag 
largely of his Knowledge in dying Cloaths of two Col- 
ours, the one Side scarlet, and the other blue. Whoever 
apprehends and secures the said Hugh M'Can, alias 
Johnson, and causes him to be sent back, and delivered to 
the Sheriff of Philadelphia, shall receive Fifty Spanish 
Dollars, and all reasonable Charges, paid by the Sub- 
scriber. It is hoped that all Persons will be diligent to 
apprehend him, with a View to detect one of such vile 
Principles, who deserted the said Sheriff, who placed a 
Confidence in him out of Compassion, and let him pursue 
his Business, rather than lock him up in Goal, which he 
was liable to, and justly deserved. 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff of Hunterdon County. 

N. B. The said Hugh M'Can, alias Johnson, went 
Passenger on board the Sloop Adventure, John Mat- 
thews, Master, from Philadelphia to St. Kitts, and sailed 
the 1 8th or 2Oth of April last. 



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Burlington, June 10, 1765 
To his Excellency 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief, 
in and over His Majesty's Province of New- Jersey, and 
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice Admiral in the same &c. 

The humble ADDRESS of the COUNCIL of the Province of 
New-Jersey 

May it please your EXCELLENCY, 

WE very heartily join with your Excellency, in Con- 
gratulations upon the Cessation of Hostilities with the 
Indi-ans, and in your Sentiments respecting the Measures 
and Conduct of His Majesty's General and Colonel BOU- 
QUET, which, we trust, will produce a lasting Peace with 
those numerous Tribes that surround the British Colonies. 
It likewise gives us great Satisfaction, that the Troops 
furnished by this Province for last Campaign, and the 
Guards on our Frontiers, have so well performed their 
Duty. 

We assure your Excellency, that it gave us real Pleas- 
ure to hear you recommend shortening and rendering 
more commodious our public Roads, and the Encourage- 
ment, by Bounties, of the Cultivation and Production of 
such Articles as may serve for Remittances to Great Brit- 
ain. Nothing in our Power shall be omitted to carry 
these beneficial and public spirited Measures into Execu- 
tion. We are fully sensible that this Province is now 
under great Difficulties, for want of such Produce as will 
answer to pay for those various British Manufactures 
which are to so great an Amount, consumed among us. 

Our hearty Thanks are due to the worthy Society of 
Arts Manufactures and Commerce, for the many noble 
and generous Instances of their Attention to North- 



554 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

America : Besides the internal Reward which always at- 
tends benevolent Designs, we flatter ourselves that they 
will have the Satisfaction of seeing many of their truly 
judicious Schemes arrive at Maturity, to the great and 
mutual Advantage of the Colonies and Mother Country. 
The other Matters recommended in your Excellency's 
Speech shall have our serious Attention, and every Thing 
in our Power shall be done to continue a perfect Harmony 
between the different Branches of the Legislature, from 
whence so many Benefits flow, to the Honour of your Ex- 
cellency's Administration, and the Happiness of the Prov- 
ince. 

The GOVERNOR'S Answer 

GENTLEMEN, 

I RETURN you my hearty Thanks for this obliging Ad- 
dress. Your Approbation of the Measures I have recom- 
mended affords me great Pleasure, and I doubt not, from 
your Readiness and Zeal to promote the public Good, but 
that you will forward them all in your Power. 

To his Excellency, 
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 

Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief, 
in and over His Majesty's Province of New-Jersey, and 
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice Admiral in the same, &c 

The humble ADDRESS of the REPRESENTATIVES of said 

Province, in General Assembly convened. 
May it please your- EXCELLENCY, 

WE, His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the 
Representatives of New-Jersey, in General Assembly 
convened, thoroughly sensible of the numerous Advan- 
tages that formerly did, and hereafter must, attend an 



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555 



uninterrupted Peace with the Indians, are sincerely glad 
of the happy Prospect lately obtained, that this salutary 
Business is likely to be effectually secured, under Provi- 
dence, through the Wisdom and Vigilance of those who 
have planned, and so far executed, the important Charge, 
and to whom Britain and her Colonies have Obligations, 
on that Account, that will not soon be forgotten. 

Agreeable to your Excellency's Recommendation, we 
have adopted the Measure of giving Bounties on Hemp, 
Flax, and planting of Mulberry Trees, with a View of 
stimulating our Inhabitants to future Industry and 
Wealth, in a Way hitherto but little used in this Govern- 
ment, but which, notwithstanding, appears to us to carry 
a Probability of succeeding, and being in Time consider- 
able in the Article of Remittance to the Mother Country. 
On this Occasion our Acknowledgments are justly due to 
the Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, on 
Account of their disinterested and benevolent Care re- 
specting Improvements in the Colonies. 

We also thank your Excellency for the Consideration 
you have repeatedly shewn as to the real Prosperity and 
Welfare of this Province, and hope, through the Contin- 
uance of that Attention and Regard, it may rise to fur- 
therJmprovements, and not be hereafter thought unwor- 
thy the united Attention of the whole Legislature, to< en- 
courage such Branches of Commerce as may promote 
Frugality, Industry, and a Spirit of Emulation on this 
Head, that the Purposes of paying our English Debts 
may be answered, without parting with the little Cash we 
have; for, under the present Discouragements, further 
Means of procuring it seems hard to devise. 

Fully convinced that shortening the Post Roads would 
be a Work of public Advantage, if it can be effected with- 
out unreasonably prejudicing Individuals, we have this 
Session attempted it in Part, and, to be enabled to do it 



556 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

more effectually, have agreed with the Council, that Com- 
missioners be appointed to survey other Parts, who are to 
report at next Session the most probable Method for ben- 
efiting the Public, with the Injury to which Particulars 
may be exposed, if any should appear, in order that such 
further Measures may be then taken as shall be thought 
best for the "whole. 

By Order of the House 

ROBERT OGDEN, Speaker. 
June 15, 1765 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1904, June 20, 
1765- 

WHEREAS my Wife has eloped from me, and has 
already contracted a Debt to the Amount of 20 1. 
in my Name : These are to warn all Persons, not to trust 
or entertain her on my Account, as I am determin'd to 
pay no Debt of her contracting after her Elopement. 

JAMES CONNET. 
Rahway, i8th of June, 1765. 

The aWw York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, June 
20, 1765. 

TO BE SOLD BY, 

JOHN MEASE, 
A little below the drawbridge. 

A small trunk of well sorted silk handkerchiefs, either 
the whole or in part. Also Genuine Lisbon wine, Antigua 
and Philadelphia rum; Burlington pork, salt, &c. which 
he will sell on the best terms for cash or short credit. 

Whereas a report has been spread, that we Peter Hen- 
drick Striepers, and John Herbergs, lay claim to great 
part of the north end of this city, to all Frankford, and a 
pan of West New-Jersey, which report we believe has 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 557 

been spread with a design to prejudice the minds of the 
people against our title an<:l claim: Therefore to take off 
that deception, we take this method of declaring what we 
do claim; which is five thousand acres of land in this 
province with its privileges purchased by our grandfather 
John Striepers, of William Penn Esq; deceas'd, late Pro- 
prietor of this province; also fifty acres of liberty land, 
and one acre in this city as a free gift of the late William 
Penn, Esq; to the said John Striepers of which we find 
taken up on said right as follows, viz. four thousand four 
hundred and forty eight acres in Bucks County called 
Striepers or the Dutch tract, adjoining-the London com- 
pany lands in Tinnicum township; two hundred and 
seventy five acres in New Providence Township, at a place 
called the Trap; about two hundred and seventy five 
acres in and about Germantown; also fifty acres of lib- 
erty land near Germantown, and three whole lots in this 
city lying in the square between fourth and fifth streets 
and Vine & Race streets; and whereas we can plainly 
make it appear, that we and those who have impower'd 
us are the true and lawful heirs of the said John Strie- 
pers, wherefore we have come over on purpose to take 
possession and settle the aforesaid estate; but as we arc 
strangers to the laws of this country, and unwilling to 
enter into law-suits, we have offered to leave the deter- 
mination of our title, and matters in controversy to three 
or more gentlemen mutually chosen which was refused, 
therefore we hope no report will prevail in prejudice to 
our title, and that if we are forced (contrary to our in- 
clination) to bring ejectments against those in possession, 
(or otherwise into the law) that we shall be esteemed and 
held excusable. 

Princeton, June 5. 
WHEREAS by virtue of several writs of fieri facias to 



558 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

me directed, issued out of the several courts held in and 
for the county of Middlesex, against the goods and chat- 
ties, lands and tenements of George Campbell, at the suit 
of Samuel Rutherford and others, I have taken and seized 
the noted and well accustomed tavern known by the name 
of Hudibrass. It is esteemed by all gentlemen travellers 
to be the best and most noted between Philadelphia and 
New- York, it has proper accommodations for 40 travel- 
lers, with a stable to contain 30 horses, &c. &c. Also a 
lott of land in Princeton, lying near the college, of and 
belonging to the said George Campbell : now these are 
to give notice, that the said house and lotts taken as afore- 
said, will be exposed to sale at public vendue on Tuesday 
the 6th day of August next, at the house of the said 
George Campbell on the premises, the said vendue to be- 
gin at 12 o'clock in the forenoon of the same day, at which 
time and place the terms and conditions of sale will be 
declared and made known by me, 

JAMES BROOKS, Sheriff. 

The above house will be kept as usual, and in the best 
manner, to entertain all travellers, until the house is sold, 
by me 

GEORGE CAMPBELL. 

X. B. I request the favour of all my creditors to at- 
tend on the same day. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber, living on Raccoon 
Creek, in Greenwich Township, Gloucester county, an 
Irish servant man, named Henry M'Alieff, about 35 years 
of age, five feet four inches high, by trade a shoemaker, 
has short straight black hair, and has with him a brown 
wig, he is long visaged, pitted with the small Pox, has a 
long chin, and a short; full Nose. Had on when he went 
away, a snuff coloured broadcloth coat, a brown jacket 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 559 

without sleeves, buckskin breeches, a white shirt, ribbed 
worsted stockings, old shoes, and small copper buckles. 

Whoever takes up and secures said, servant, so that his 
Master may have him again, shall have SEVEN POUNDS 
reward, and reasonable charges, paid by CORNELIUS 
BRYAN. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1176, 
June 20, 1765. 

Gloucester, June 27. 
NOTICE to the PUBLIC. 

WHEREAS there is an act past in the 4th year of George 
the third, to enable the inhabitants of Gloucester, Salem 
and Cumberland county, to erect a causway and build a 
bridge over Newtown creek, in the county of Gloucester 
in New- Jersey, to be built by subscription, and as part of 
the work is done, and necessity calls for money to carry 
it on; we hope, as it is an advantage to this province, to 
the province of Pennsylvania, and the public in general, 
that they will freely contribute to forward the work. All 
that has already subscribed, and all that may have a mind 
to subscribe, are desired to pay in their subscriptions to 
John Sparks of Woqdberry, Grant Gibbons, Esq; of Sa- 
lem; Benjamin Thomson at the Glass-house; Ebenezer 
Miller of Greenwich; John Lawrence, Esq; at Burling- 
ton; Henry Paxton, of Mount Holly; Jacob Cooper at 
Philadelphia, or to any one of the managers; their receipt 
shall be a sufficient discharge. 1 his by order of the man- 
agers appointed by the said act to receive the subscrip- 
tions, and carry on the work. 

JAMES HINEMAN, 
JAMES WHITALL, 
JOHN SPARKS. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1177, June 27, 
1765- 



560 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Monmouth County, New-Jersey, June 18, 1765 

THREE POUNDS Reward, 

MADE his Escape from Monmouth County Goal, East 
New- Jersey, about four Months ago, one Frederick 
Prince, a German, a short well set Fellow, swarthy Com- 
plexion, black Hair, black Eyes, plays on the Violin, and 
speaks good English. Any Person that takes up said 
Prisoner, secures him, and gives Notice, so as he may be 
had again, shall receive the above Reward, and reason- 
able Charges, paid by JOHN TAYLOR, Sheriff, or JOSEPH 
MOBFORD, Sub-Sheriff. 

FOR-ASMUCH as several of the Subscribers to the New 
American Magazine, printed, a few Years ago at Wood- 
bridge, in New-Jersey, have never paid off their Arrears 
due for the same ; and by the Default of some, who were 
impowered to collect the Money, and the Loss of many 
of the Lists sent, and Returns made, the Printer has never 
received as much as would pay him ordinary Wages; 
therefore he applies in this Manner to such as are honest 
Men of those Subscribers, who are conscious that they 
are still indebted for any of those Magazines, earnestly 
desiring they would be so good as either to remit the Pay 
to the said Printer at Woodbridge, or to Franklin and 
Hall in Philadelphia, which would be gratefully accepted 
by their very humble Servant. 

JAMES PARKER. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1905, June 27, 
1765- 

Notice is hereby given to the Publick, 

THAT the Legislature of New- Jersey, have, by a Law 
made for that purpose, laid out a Road from New- 
Ark to the publick Road near the Town of Bergen, lead- 
ing to Poulus-Hook, and established Ferries over the two 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 56 1 

small Rivers Passaick and Hackingsack, which makes the 
Distance from Poulus-Hook to New- Ark eight Miles, 
and will be a level and good Road when the Cause- ways 
are made; and as said Road will be very commodious for 
Travellers, and give a short and easy Access of a large 
Country to the Markets of the City of New-York, and be 
of general Benefit both to the City and Country, it is 
hoped they will unite in the necessary Expence of render- 
ing said Road fit for Travellers and Carriages, more es- 
pecially since by said Law the publick Interest alone is 
regarded. 

RuN-away from the subscriber, on Tuesday the 
i8th instant, an apprentice lad named JOHN 
FOSTER, by trade a blacksmith, about 17 years 
of age, born in Newark, in New-Jersey, about 
5 feet 8 inches high, a good deal pitted with the smallpox, 
having had it this last winter; he had on when he 
went away, a blue frize coat bound with tape, a jacket of 
the same colour, and a pair of buck-skin breeches. Who- 
ever takes up and secures the said apprentice, so that his 
master may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings 
reward, and all reasonable charges paid by 

Robert Andrews. 
New-York, June the 26th, 1765. 

N. B. All masters of vessels and others are forewarn'd 
not to conceal, or carry him off, as they may depend they 
will answer for it, as the law directs. The New York 
Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, June 27, 1765. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation, about a Mile and a Half from the Mar- 
ket House in Trenton, containing near 150 Acres, consid- 
erable good Meadow already cleared, and more may be 

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562 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

made, several Springs in the same, and a good Run of 
Water goes through it, that is never dried up; an Apple 
and Peach Orchard of good Fruit; also a large Stone 
House in Trenton, built with Lime and Sand from the 
Foundation, preferable, in that Respect, to any House in 
said Town, with good Stable and Chaise houses, more 
convenient than any Tavern in the Place, a large Garden, 
an Out-house near it, with Cellar, Lodging Rooms, 
Wash-house and Oven, Smoke-house, and a good Well 
of Water at the Door. It has been a noted Tavern for 10 
or 12 Years, and is now lett for one Year. The Planta- 
tion may be entered on directly. Any Person inclining 
to purchase, may have 4, 5 or 6 Years to pay for either, or 
both of them, allowing and paying Interest. For further 
Particulars, respecting the same, enquire of WILLIAM 
MORRIS, at Trenton, who will make a good Title to the 
whole. . 

RUN away from the Subscribers, on Sunday, the 9th 
of last Month, two likely Negroe Fellows, the one named 
Begill, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, slim built, has been 
in the Country near 4 Years, speaks tolerable English for 
the Time, aged about 35 or 40 Years; had on, when he 
went away a Linsey Coat, of black and blue Colours 
mixed, with Brass Buttons, a Felt Hat, white Shirt, 
Sheepskin Breeches, Stockings of mixed Colours, and 
double snaled Shoes. The other named Jerry, aged about 
25 Years, near the Height and Size of the former, has 
been in the Country about 3 Years, speaks very broken 
English; had on, when he went away, a striped Linsey 
Waistcoat, white Shirt, and narrow short Trowsers, old 
Shoes, no Stockings, an old Felt Hat, with a red String 
or Garter round the Crown. Whoever takes up the said 
Negroes, and brings them to the Subscribers, in Reading, 
in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, or secures them in any 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 563 

Goal, giving Notice to the said Owners, so that they may 
have them again, shall have Six Dollars Reward, and rea- 
sonable Charges, or Three Dollars for each, paid by SAM- 
UEL HERRIOT, or LAWRENCE POOL. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 1906, July 4, 1765. 

PURSUANT to an Act of general Assembly of this Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, lately passed, entituled "An Act for 
the Relief of Insolvent Debtors," Notice is hereby given 
to the respective Creditors of Jacob Arwine, Henry Sni- 
der, Jonathan Hunt, Thomas West, Lambert Brinck, 
William Bate, Timothy Twye, James Mallagin, Hugh 
Dunn, John Murphey, Francis Sedon, Thomas Gale, and 
James Longhead, insolvent Debtors, now confined in the 
Goal of Trenton, that the said Debtors intend to take the 
Benefit of the said Act, in order to their Discharge, and 
Friday, the 26th of July inst. is appointed by the Judges 
of the Court of Common Pleas, for the Creditors of the 
said Snider, Hunt, West, Brinck, Bate and Murphey, and 
Saturday, the 2/th of July inst. is in the like Manner ap- 
pointed for the Creditors of the said Arwine, Twye, Malr 
lagin, Dunn, Sedon, Gale and Loughead, to meet at Tren- 
ton, to chuse Assignees to receive the Effects of the said 
Debtors, or shew Cause, if any they have, why the said 
Judges should not give them the Benefit of the above Act. 

Trenton Goal, July 8, 1765. 

Enquiry after a lost HUSBAND. 

MAGDALENE BAYER, came into this Country, last Fall, 
with her Husband Erhard Bayer, and her Brother Hans 
Sax, but as she was Sick, and sent amongst others to the 
House provided for Sick, ,and during the Time of her 
Confinement there the Merchant's Cruelty was so great 
as to sell her Husband from her, but to whom, or to what 
Part of this Province, she cannot find out. And after her 



564 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Recovery, to sell her, big with Child, to John Ray, living 
in Alloway's Creek Precinct, near the Glass-house, West 
\e\\-Jersey. These are therefore to request any Person, 
who shall read the above and know any Thing of the fore- 
said Erhard Bayer or her Brother, to give Notice thereof 
to Richard Wistar, in Philadelphia, who will take Care 
to inform me thereof, and will very much oblige the dis- 
tressed 

MAGDALENE BAYER 



RUN away from the Subscriber, in Chester Township, 
Burlington County, a Servant Lad, named Robert Bock- 
ford, about 20 Years of Age, 5 Feet 8 or 9 Inches high, 
wears his Hair, brown Complexion; had on ,when he 
went away, a new 30 Shilling Hat a new brown Camblet 
Coat, a Nankeen Jacket, a fine white Shirt and Neckcloth, 
a new Pair of black Knit Breeches, a new Pair of redish 
coloured Worsted Stockings, and new Shoes with Pinch- 
beck Buckles. Whoever takes up the said Servant, and 
secures him in any Goal, so as his Master may have him 
again, shall have Twenty Shillings Reward, and all rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by 

WILLIAM COPPUCK. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Amwell 
Township, Hunterdon County, West Jersey, on the 2Oth 
of May last, a Negroe Man, named Sambo, about 30 
Years of Age, near 6 Feet high, slim built, a single Mark 
on his Right Cheek; he is a new Negroe, and can speak 
but little English; he is very apt to speak the Words that 
are spoke to him again. It is supposed that he is either 
stolen or decoyed away. Whoever takes up said Negroe, 
so that his Master may have him again, shall have Three 
I 'minds Reward; and if stolen, Ten Pounds, provided 



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the Thief is brought to Justice, with reasonable Charges, 
paid by ISAIAH QUINBY 

To BE SOLD, by public Vendue, on the 27th of this inst. 
July, at Ten in the Morning, at the London Coffee-House, 
2 small Tracts of located unimproved Land, situate in 
Great Egg-Harbour Township, West New-Jersey, near to 
each other; one containing 112 Acres, 3 or 4 Acres of 
which young Cedar Swamp, with a Stream of Water con- 
venient for a Saw-mill. The other containing 51 Acres, 
timbered with Pine and Oak, about a Mile distant from 
the aforesaid Mill-place. Whoever inclines to purchase 
the same, may be further informed, by applying to Ben- 
jamin Sharpless, junior, living in Walnut-street, Phila- 
delphia. The said Benjamin Sharpless requests that all 
Persons indebted to the Estate of Joseph Sharpless, 
junior, deceased, will make speedy Payment of the same, 
and all that have any Demands against the said Estate, 
are desired to meet at the Sign of the White Horse, in 
Elbow Lane, on the 7th Day of the Qth Month next, to 
receive their Dividend of said Estate, as far as it will go 
towards the Discharge of the same, where Attendance 
will be given by Benjamin Sharpless senior, and Benja- 
min Sharpless, junior, Administrators. The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 1907, July n, 1765. 

New-York, July n. Some Months ago, an Account 
was published in the News Papers, of a Company of Men 
in Providence, unlawfully associated, and disguised, who 
undertook to punish all Matrimonial Trespasses that came 
to their Knowledge, and had assaulted a Man they sus- 
pected of wronging his Wife by too great a Familiarity 
with another Woman, with an Intent to make him ride 
Skinimington, that is upon a Pole, carried on Men's 
Shoulders ; but were prevented from executing their De- 



566 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

sign, by the resolute Defence of the suspected Man, who 
killed one of them and dangerously wounded one or two 
more, which dissolved the Association : 

A like Affair we hear has lately happen' d at Newark, 
only that it has not yet been attended with any fatal Con- 
sequences, which however should be a Warning to all Per- 
sons concern'd in such unlawful Enterprises Such an- 
other Company of Disciplinarians, disguised, with black'd 
Faces, a few Days ago seized a Man of that Place, who 
was known to be jealous of his Wife; and upon a Sup- 
position that his Jealousy was injurious to his Wife, they 
gave him a severe whipping: But afterwards, finding 
sufficient Proof of the Guilt of both the Woman and her 
Gallant, they gave each of them a still more severe whip- 
ping, and left them both tied all Night. 

NEW-JERSEY. 

WHEREAS the Legislature of this Province, at their 
Meeting in June last, did allow one Month and 
twenty Days pay to the Officers and Soldiers of the New- 
Jersey Regiment, commanded by Col. M'Donald, in the 
Year 1764, for being detained on Duty longer, as pro- 
vided for by Law; have appointed me the Subscriber 
for paying the same. These are therefore to give Notice, 
That I purpose to attend at Elizabeth-Town the ist, at 
Bound-Brook, the 3d, and at Trent-Town the 6th Day of 
August next, for the Purposes aforesaid. 

HENDRICK FisHER 1 
July the ist, 1765. 

N. B. I am not warranted to pay any Orders, unless 
properly attested before a Magistrate. 

a brief sketch of Hendrick Fisher, see N. J. Archives, XIX., 
390-381, note. 



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New- Jersey, \ T) 

Middlesex, ) ss * 



URSUANT to an order of the 
worshipful Thomas Gach, and 
James Parker, Esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas for the county of Middlesex, made the 8th 
day of this instant, July, Peter Ten Rick, of said county, 
an insolvent debtor, confined in the gaol of Perth- Amboy, 
doth hereby give notice to all the creditors of the said 
Peter, to shew cause, if any they have, by the 27th day of 
this instant July, at Perth- Amboy, why an assignment of 
the estate of the said Peter should not be made to John 
Johnston, Cornelius Low, jun. esqrs. and Joseph Furman 
of New- York, nominated by the said judges, to receive 
and dispose of the same, for the use of all the creditors to 
the said Peter; and the said Peter thereupon be discharg'd 
from his debts and confinement, according to the direc- 
tions of an act of the governor, council, and general as- 
sembly of the province of New-Jersey, made and passed 
in the 5th year of his majesty's reign, entitled, An act for 
the relief of insolvent debtors; he the said Peter having 
taken the said oath, and complied with the directions in' 
the said act mentioned. 

New- Jersey, ) T) URSUANT to an order of the 

Middlesex, \ SS> J[ worshipful Thomas Gach, and 
James Parker, esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas for the county of Middlesex, made the 8th 
of this instant, July, William Callander of said county, an 
insolvent debtor, confined in the gaol of Perth- Amboy, 
doth hereby give notice to all the creditors o>f the said 
William Callander, to shew cause, if any they have, by 
the 27th of this instant July, at Perth-Amboy, why an 
assignment of the estate of the said William Callander, 
should not be made to David Gosling and Charles Rhodes, 
appointed by said judges, to receive and dispose of the 
same, for the use of all the creditors of the said William 



568 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

Callandcr, and he the said William Callander thereupon 
be discharged from his debts and his confinement, accord- 
ing to the directions of an act of the governor, council, 
and general assembly of the province of New-Jersey, 
made and passed in the fifth year of his majesty's reign, 
entitled, An act for the relief of insolvent debtors; he the 
said Callendcr having taken the oath, and complied with 
the directions in the said act mentioned. 

New-Jersey, ) PURSUANT to an order of the 

Middlesex, } JL worshipful Thomas Gach, and 

James Parker, esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas for the county of Middlesex, made the 8th 
of this instant, July, Patrick Hanlon, of the said coun- 
ty, an insolvent debtor, confined in the gaol of Perth- 
Arnboy, doth hereby give notice to all the creditors of the 
said Patrick, to shew cause, if any they have, by the 27th 
day of this instant, July, at Perth- Amboy, why an assign- 
ment of the estate of the said Patrick should not be made 
to Charles Rhodes and David Gosling, nominated by the 
said judges to receive and dispose of the same for the use 
of all the creditors of the said Patrick, and the said Pat- 
rick be thereupon discharged from his debts and his con- 
finement, according to the directions of an act of the gov- 
ernor, council, and general assembly, of the province of 
Xew-Jersey, made and passed in the fifth year of his maj- 
esty's reign, entitled, An act for the relief of insolvent 
debtors; he the said Patrick having taken the oath, and 
complied with the directions in the said act mentioned. 

Xov-Jersey, ) T)URSUANT to an order of the 

Middlesex, ( S J7 worshipful Thomas Gach, and 

fumes Parker, Esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas for the county of Middlesex, made the 8th 
day .f this instant, July, George Daiison, of the said 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 569 

county, an insolvent debtor, confined in the gaol of Perth- 
Amboy, doth hereby give notice, to all the creditors of the 
said George Davison to shew cause, if any they have, by 
the 27th day of this instant, July, at Perth-Amboy, why 
an assignment of the estate of the said George should no*t 
be made to James Brooks, Esq; and Richard Carnes, 
nominated by the said judges to receive and dispose of 
the same for the use of all the creditors to* the said George, 
and the said George thereupon be discharged from his 
debts and confinement, according to the directions of an 
act of the governor, council, and general assembly, of the 
province of New-Jersey, made and passed in the fifth year 
of his majesty's reign, entitled, An act for the relief of in- 
solvent debtors, he the said George having taken the said 
oath, and complied with the directions in the said act 
mentioned. 

New-Jersey, ) T)URSUANT to an order of the 

Middlesex, J SS ' X worshipful Thomas Gach, and 
James Parker, Esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas, for the county of Middlesex; made the 
8th day of this instant, July, John Hutton, of the said 
county, an insolvent debtor, confined in the gaol of Perth- 
Amboy, doth hereby give notice, to all the creditors of the 
said John, to shew cause, if any they have, by the 27th 
day of this instant, July, at Perth-Amboy; why an as- 
signment of the said John's estate, should not be made to 
Robert King and John Waterhouse, nominated by the 
said judges, to receive and dispose of the same for the use 
of all the creditors to the said John, and the said John 
thereupon be discharged from his debts and imprison- 
ment, according to the directions of an act of the gover- 
nor, council, and general assembly, of the province of 
New-Jersey, made and passed in the fifth year of his maj- 
esty's reign, entitled, An Act for the relief of insolvent 



5/0 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

debtors; he the said John having taken the oath, and com- 
plied with the directions in the said act prescribed. 

New-Jersev, ) T)URSUANT to an order of the 

Middlesex, ) s JL worshipful Thomas Gach, and 
J nmcs Parker, Esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas, for the county of Middlesex, made the 
8th day of this instant, July, Cornelius Van Debeck, of 
the said county, an insolvent debtor, confined in the gaol 
of Perth-Amboy, doth hereby give notice, to all creditors 
of the said Cornelius, to shew cause, if any they have, by 
the 2/th day of this instant, July, at Perth-Amboy, why 
an assignment of the said Cornelius's estate should not be 
made to Richard Carnes, nominated by the said judges, 
to receive and dispose of the same for the use of all the 
creditors to the said Cornelius, and the said Cornelius 
thereupon be discharged from his debts and confinement, 
according to the direction of an act of the governor, 
council, and general assembly, of the province of New- 
Jersey, made and passed in the fifth year of his majesty's 
reign, entitled, An act for the relief of insolvent debtors; 
he the said Cornelius having taken the oath, and complied 
with the directions in the said act mentioned. 

\\-\v -Jersey, ) PURSUANT to an order of the 

Middlesex, ) s J[ worshipful Thomas Gach, and 

James Parker, esqrs. two of the judges of the court of 
common pleas, for the county of Middlesex, made the 8th 
>f this instant, July, Michael Coon, of said county, an in- 
solvent debtor, confined in the gaol of Perth-Amboy, doth 
hereby give notice, to all the creditors of the said Michael 
Coon, to shew cause, if any they have, by the 2;th day of 
this instant, July, at Perth-Amboy; why an assignment of 
the estate of the said Michael, should not be made to 
Henry Desbrow, and William Shanks, nominated by the 



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said judges, to receive and dispose of the same, for the 
use of all the creditors of the said Michael, and the said 
Michael thereupon discharged from his debts and his con- 
finement, according to the directions of an act of the gov- 
ernor, council, and general assembly of the province of 
New-Jersey, made and passed in the 5th year of his maj- 
esty's reign, entitled, An Act for the relief of insolvent 
debtors; he the said Michael, having taken the oath, and 
complied with the directions in the said act mentioned. 
The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, July n, 
1765- 

To be sold at Public Vendue, 

At the Court-House in Sussex County, on Tuesday the 
26th of November next. 

A Tract of Land lying in the Township of New- 
Town, in the County of Sussex, and Province of 
New- Jersey, on the head Branch of Pawlins Kill, and di- 
vided into the following Lots or Farms, viz. 
No. i. 1 68 Acres, in Possession of Mathas Snook. 

2 209 John Loder. 

3 !43 Not tenanted 

$ 250 Daniel & Colin 

M'Kennie 
5 !^3 Leonard Weidner. 

7 HO } Elisha Robins. 

8 157 J 

g I44 Benjamin Brewer. 

IO jt-2 Nicholas Yost. 

:I 211 Peter Cass. 

This Tract of Land lies about Six Miles from Sussex 

Court House, and five from Andover Iron Works, which 

is a good Market for all Kinds of Country Produce; and 

the great Road to Goshen runs thro' it : It is exceeding 



572 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

well water'd by Springs and Brooks; well accommodated 
with Meadow Land, and fine Swamps, and a sufficient 
Quantity of Wheat Land, level and clear of Stones, and 
as good in Quality as any upland in Sussex County. One 
Sixth part of the Purchase Money to be paid on the ist 
Day of May, 1766. One sixth on the first Day of No- 
vember, 1766. One sixth on the first Day of May, 1767, 
all without Interest; and the remaining Three-sixths se- 
cured by a Mortgage, or other satisfactory Security, may 
be paid as may suit the Conveniency of the purchaser. 
The Lands will be shewn by Elisha Robins, living on the 
Premises, or Robert Allen; -Living at "Pepack, in Somer- 
set County. And any Person choosing to Purchase at 
private Sale, may apply to said Robert Allen, who has a 
Power to agree for the same. The Title is indisputable, 
and good and sufficient Deeds will be given to the Pur- 
chasers, by 

JAMES PARKER. 



P 



Middlesex County, | 
New-Jersey, ) s 

IURSUANT to orders from 
the worshipful Thomas 
Gach and James Parker, esqrs., two of the judges of the 
court of common pleas for the county of Middlesex, made 
on the i6th day of July instant. James Johnston, John 
Radley, Gilbert Barton, John Jobs, Charles Hartupes, 
John Collins, Briant Smith, John Kar, Joseph Kar, John 
Warden, and Philip Kelly, all insolvent debtors, now con- 
fined in the gaol of Perth- Amboy, do hereby give notice 
to all their creditors, that they shew cause, if any they 
have, on the 3d day of August next, at Perth-Amboy, 
why "ii assignment of each of the said insolvent's estate, 
should not be then made, to assignees nominated by the 
judges of the said court, or the majority in value of the 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5/3 

said creditors to each, for the use and benefit of the said 
creditors respectively; and said insolvents be thereupon 
discharged from their debts and confinement, according 
to the directions of "An act of the governor, council, and 
general assembly of the province of New-Jersey, made 
and passed at Burlington in the fifth year of his majesty's 
reign, entitled, "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors; 
all the above mentioned insolvents having taken the oath, 
and complied with the directions in the said act men- 
tioned. 

July 16, 1765. 

WHEREAS Samuel Higgins, John Knight, Benjamin 
Bolting-House, Edward Lewis, and John Vance, 
insolvent debtors, now confined in the gaol of the Free 
Borough and Town o<f Elizabeth; have, pursuant to a 
law of the province of New- Jersey, lately made for the 
relief of insolvent Debtors, exhibited their petition to 
William P. Smith, esq ; mayor of the said borough, pray- 
ing to be admitted to the said law, and have respectively 
delivered in writing upon oath, a full and true account of 
all their respective creditors, and of the monies respect- 
ively due and owing to them; and also a full and true 
account of their respective estates, both real and personal : 
Therefore, Notice is hereby given to the respective cred- 
itors of the abovenamed debtors, that they shew cause, if 
any they have, on the Qth day of August next, why an 
assignment of the said respective debtors' estate should 
not be made, and the debtors discharged agreeable to the 
said law. 

15- 



WHEREAS Bernarclus Van Nest, Job Wood, and 
Frederick Barene, insolvent debtors, and now in 
actual gaol in the common gaol of the county of Essex, 



574 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

in the colony of New- Jersey, have presented their several 
petitions to us Thomas Clarke and Daniel Pierson, esqrs. 
two of the judges of the inferior court of common pleas 
for the county of Essex, praying the benefit of a late act 
of the governor, council, and general assembly of this col- 
ony of New-Jersey, entitled, An act for the relief of in- 
solvent debtors: Notice is hereby given to the several 
and respective creditors of them the said Barnardus Van 
Nest, Job Wood, and Frederick Barene, that they be and 
appear before us the said judges, or any two of the judges 
of the said court, at the court-house in New- Ark, on Sat- 
urday the loth day of August next, at 3 of the clock in 
the afternoon of the same day, to shew cause, if any they 
have, why assignments should not be made of the several 
estates, rights and credits of the said Barnardus Van 
Nest, Job Wood and Frederick Barene,. for the use of 
their respective creditors;! and why they, and every of 
them, should not be discharged from their imprisonment, 
according to the directions of the said act. Dated this 
1 3th day of July 1765. 

THOMAS CLARKE. 

DANIEL PIERSON. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, July 
1 8, 1765. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, no Acres of Land, or 
thereabouts, situate and lying in Pilesgrove, Salem 
in it y. \Yt-st New- Jersey; the Land is very good, and 
there is a Quantity of exceeding good Meadow, being 
well watered and timbered, with about 30 Acres of cleared 
Land, a good Dwelling-house, a Well of exceeding good 
\YakT and a small Orchard; it lies within Half a Mile of 
>d Grist mill, commodiously situate in the Heart of 
the ( 4 niiitry. Any Person inclining to purchase the same, 



1/65] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 575 

on paying Part of the Money down, may have a consider- 
able Term of Years, to pay the rest, giving Security, if 
required. For Terms apply to JOHN HOLTON, in Front- 
street, in the District of Southwark. The Title is indis- 
putable, and the Place may be entered on immediately. 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in Salem Coun- 
ty, West New- Jersey, a Servant Man, named Christopher 
Bench, a well set Fellow, about 18 Years of Age, has 
brown Hair and Complexion, went in Company with one 
George Dreaper, supposed to be gone towards Maryland; 
had on and took with him, , when he went away, a new 
Felt Hat, an old Kersey Jacket, with the Stripes across, 
and an old Linsey striped Ditto, two homespun Shirts, the 
one. new, the other old, two Pair of homespun Trowsers, 
the one new, the other old. Whoever secures said Ser- 
vant in any Goal, so that his Master may have him again, 
shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

JEREMIAH SMITH. 

THE .four following Persons, viz. William Mills of 
Cranberry, New-Jersey, John Wilson of Sadsbury, Lan- 
caster County, Richard Sayres and Neal Herkins had 
Dealings in.. Philadelphia in the Years. 1761 and 1762, 
since which the Persons to whom they stand indebted 
humbly requested, that any Person or Persons, that can 
give an Account of them, or either of them, will be so 
kind as to send us a Line of Information to the Subscrib- 
ers in Philadelphia, which will be an Act of Benevolence, 
and esteemed as a Favour, it being supposed that either 
they are dead, and their Effects fallen into the Hands of 
those who would be satisfied to keep them, or that they 
have absconded from their usual Places of Abode to avoid 
paying their just Debts, which in either Case it is hoped 



576 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

no Lover of Honesty, that has any Knowledge of them, 
will be backward in giving Information. 

PUSEY and GIBBONS. 

N. B. There has been some uncertain Accounts, that 
Sayres was in Virginia, and that Herkins died in some 
part of North-Carolina. Wilson is supposed to be in 
some Part 'of Maryland, Sayres and Herkins were Ped- 
lars, Mills a Shop-keeper, and Wilson a Horse Jockey. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1908, July 18, 1765. 

Hunterdon County, ss. 

Pursuant to an Act of General Assembly of this Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, lately passed, intituled "An Act for 
the Relief of insolvent Debtors," Notice is hereby given 
to the respective Creditors of Moses Easty, Thomas Car- 
roll, Thomas Cahill, Alexander Rogers, John Black, 
Henry Studred, John Oliphant, and Caleb Fairly, insol- 
vent Debtors, now confined in the Goal of Trenton, that 
the said Debtors intend to take the Benefit of the said Act, 
in order to their Discharge; and Friday, the 2d Day of 
August next, is appointed by the Judges of the Court of 
Common Pleas, for the Creditors of the said Easty, Car- 
roll, Cahill and Rogers, and Saturday, the 3d Day of Au- 
gust next, is appointed in like Manner for the Creditors 
of said Black, Studred, Oliphant and Fairley, to meet at 
Trenton, to choose Assignees to receive the Effects of the 
said Debtors, or shew Cause, if any they have, why the 
said Judges should not give them the Benefit of the above 
Act. 

Trenton, July 15, 1765. 

X K\V -JERSEY, ss. 

By the Honourable CHARLES READ, Esq; one of the 
Justices of the Supreme Court of His Majesty's Province 
of New-Jersey, 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 577 

To all Sheriffs, Constables, and other Officers, to whom 
the Execution hereof doth or shall belong. 

WHEREAS Joseph Burr hath this Day made Informa- 
tion, on his Affirmation, that last Night, between the 
Hours of 1 1 and 12, his the said Burr's House, in North- 
ampton, in the County of Burlington, was entered by 
three Men, to him unknown, armed with Guns, and hav- 
ing their Faces painted, and lighted Candles, who, by 
Threats, forced from his Wife the Keys of his Drawers, 
and took from thence some Money, a Silver Sauceboat, 8 
Silver Table Spoons, 9 Silver Tea Spoons, some of them 
marked I : B, a considerable Quantity of Shirts, Aprons, 
Caps and Handkerchiefs, with a great Parcel of the wear- 
ing Apparel of him the said Joseph Burr, made in the 
Manner usual among the People called Quakers ; that one 
of them was a very lusty Man, another middle sized, the 
other shorter. One is supposed to have passed by the 
Name of John Johnston, who wore a Beaver Hat, Leather 
Breeches, with broad Knee Bands, and Buckles. Another 
by the Name of John Maguire, wore a Beaver Hat, Check 
Shirt, and had black curled Hair. The third supposed to 
be John Fagen, had a Hat half worn, Check Shirt, and 
striped Trowsers. They all had the Brogue on their 
Tongues; it is suposed they have stolen the following 
Creatures, a large sorrel Horse, 14 Hands high, a Blaze 
in his Face, one white Foot behind, branded on the 
Shoulder with the Figure of 9, a large Mane, hanging on 
the off Side, a natural Pacer. A dark bay Horse, a little 
white on his hind Foot, a natural Pacer, remarkably 
heavy in his Gait, 14 Hands and a Half high. A Mare 
nearly black, 6 Years old, a small Star in the Forehead, 
one white Foot, paces, trots and gallops. They are sup- 
posed to have with them three small Arms, one a French 
made Barrel, 8 square for about a Foot from the Breech, 



578 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

long Barrel, and small Bore, stock split, and drawn to- 
gether near the Muzzel with Brass Wire, a Silver Thumb- 
piece, with a Star on it, and Silver Sight; the Gun stolen 
from Stephen Brooks. The aforesaid three suspected 
Persons have for two Months past chiefly worked about 
Mountholly. 

These are therefore to command you forthwith to raise 
the Power of the Towns within your several Counties, 
and to make diligent Search therein for the Persons above 
described, and to make fresh Pursuit, and Hue and Cry 
after them, from Town to Town, and from County to 
County, as well by Horsemen as Footmen, and to give 
due Notice hereof in Writing, describing, in such Notice, 
the Persons, and Offence aforesaid, unto every next Con- 
stable on every Side, until they shall come to the Sea 
Shore, or until the said Malefactors shall be apprehended ; 
and all Persons whom you or any of you shall, as well 
upon such Search and Pursuit, as otherwise apprehend, 
or cause to be apprehended, as justly suspected for having 
committed the said Robbery and Felony, that you do carry 
forthwith before some one of His said Majesty's Justices 
of the Peace, in and for the County where he or they shall 
be so apprehended, to be by such. Justice examined, and 
dealt withal according to Law. And hereof fail you not 
respectively, upon the Peril that shall ensue thereon. 

Given under my Hand and Seal, at Burlington, the 
Nineteenth Day of July, 1765. 

CHARLES READ 

Trenton Ferry, July 24, 1765. 

LEFT at the House of Nathaniel Parker, at Trenton 
Ferry, by one Mr. Levey, a sorrel Horse, the Property of 
Mr. John Graims, of Elizabeth-Town; and as I have re- 
quested both those Gentlemen to take him away, these are 
to assure them that he will positively be sold for his 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 579 

Charges, in ten Days from this Day, if not taken away be- 
fore. 

NATHANIEL PARKER. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1909, July 25, 
1765. 



p 



New- Jersey, ) 
Middlesex County, ) 

URSUANT to orders from 
Thomas Gaeh and James 
Parker, esqrs. two of the judges of the court of common 
pleas for the county of Middlesex, made on the i8th day 
of July instant, John Sperling, John Lot, Daniel Britton, 
Robert Merton, James Patten, and Matthias Iseltine, all 
insolvent debtors, now confined in the gaol of Perth- 
Amboy, do hereby give notice to all their creditors, that 
they shew cause, if any they have, on the loth day of 
August next, at Perth- Amboy, why an assignment of each 
of the said insolvent's estates, should not be then made, 
to assignees nominated by the judges of the said court, or 
the majority in value of the said creditors to each, for the 
use and benefit of the said creditors respectively; and the 
said insolvents be thereupon discharged from their debts 
and confinement, according to the directions of "An act 
of the governor, council, and general assembly of the 
province of New-Jersey, made and passed at Burlington 
in the fifth year of his majesty's reign, entitled, "An act 
for the relief of insolvent debtors," all the above men- 
tioned insolvents having taken the oath, and complied 
with the directions in the said act mentioned. 

List of Letters remaining in the GENERAL POST-OFFICE, 
New-York, July 6, 1765. 

i. . . . Vincent-Pierce Ashfield The 

New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, July 25, 1765. 



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PURSUANT to an order made by Robert Smith and 
Thomas Rodman Esquires, two of the judges of the 
court of Common Pleas, for the county of Burling- 
ton; upon the petition of John Willson, Jacob Cook, 
and John Doughty, insolvent debtors : Notice is here- 
by given by the petitioners, to all the creditors of the 
said John Willson, Jacob Cook, and John Doughty, to 
shew cause (if any there be) before the said judges, at 
the court-house in Burlington, on Saturday the 2^th of 
this present July, at 3 o'Clock in the afternoon, of the 
same day, being the day and place by the said judges ap- 
pointed for that purpose why an assignment of the said 
John Willson, Jacob Cook and John Doughty 's estates 
should not be made, and the said John Willson, Jacob 
Cook, and John Doughty, be thereupon discharged from 
their imprisonment, according to the directions of an act 
of the governor, council, and general assembly of the 
province of New-Jersey, made and passed in the fifth year 
of his present majesty's reign, entitled an act for the relief 
of insolvent debtors. 

New Jersey, July n. 

WHEREAS, the Legislature of this province, at their 
meeting in June last, did allow one month and twenty 
days pay to the officers and soldiers of the New-Jersey 
regiment, commanded by Coll. M'Donald, in the year 
1764, for being detained on duty longer, than provided 
for by law; and have appointed me, the subscriber, for 
paying the same. These are therefore to give notice that 
I purpose to attend at Elizabeth Town the ist, at Bound 
Brook the 3d, and at Trenton the 6th day of August next, 
for the purpose aforesaid. 

HENDRICK FISHER. 

I am not warranted to pay any orders unless 
properly attested before a magistrate. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



We hear from Northampton, Burlington-county, New- 
Jersey, that, in the night of the i8th inst. between n and 
12 o'clock, three men armed with guns, with their faces 
painted, entered the house of Joseph Burr, and by threats 
forced from his wife the keys of the drawers, &c. from 
whence they took money, plate, and sundry other things, 
with which they made off on three horses which they had 
stole. The country being alarmed they were pursued and 
overtaken on Sunday the 2Oth, in the woods, about ten 
miles from Crosswicks, where two of them had fell asleep, 
being overcome by the liquor they had drank the night 
before; the other, whom in a quarrel that morning they 
had beat in a shocking manner, was sitting near them. 
They were all secured before they had time to make any 
resistance, and in the evening were safely lodged in Bur- 
lington goal. The horses and all the other things, except 
some of the money, was recovered. They confessed the 
facts, and say they belonged to a large gang, many of 
whom were in Philadelphia and New- York. 

As Iron Works where the ore is good and the carriage 

easy, with sufficient wood and water, are esteemed as 

valuable and permanent estates as any in America. 

CHARLES READ/ of Burlington, gives notice to the public, 

that he is possessed of several tracts of land, having in 

them streams of water, as constant and as governable 

as can be wished, and the following conveniences; 

A PLACE for a furnace, remarkable and advantageous 

in situation, the stream sufficient in the driest time. Two 

stone hills at two miles distance from the place for erect- 

ing the furnace. Ore sufficient, to be drawn at three miles 

and an half, and flux if wanted easy to be come at : The 

portage to his landing on the side of the south west branch 

!M^ 

; 1754,'' by William Nelson, Paterson, 1895, pp. 14-16. 



582 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

of Ancocas five miles and an half : And to this work he 
will allot the Coal Wood of eight thousand acres of land, 
and if that is not esteemed sufficient he will add more. A 
place for a forge on a plentiful and steady stream thought 
sufficient to carry four bellows and two hammer wheels 
not three miles from the furnace, which will have great 
command of' wood, and not interfere with the furnace 
tract, the portage from the forge nearly the same as from 
the furnace; this work will be within twenty miles of 
Cooper's ferry, opposite Philadelphia, a boat comes up 
within 2 & 1-2 miles of the furnace and forge, and carries 
equal to eleven tons of iron down the stream, and has done 
it in June, 1765, although the season is dry and the boat 
not well constructed for the purpose; an offer has been 
made to clear out the creek, so that she may perform it at 
all times, for Fifty pounds. Another place for a forge or 
bloomery with four fires and two hammers : The stream 
esteemed sufficient all the year, and in winter it has water 
to spare : The cartage of the ore one mile or thereabouts : 
To this work will be allotted the Coal Wood of four thou- 
sand acres, and more may be had: The cartage of the 
iron eleven miles to a cheap water carriage to New- York 
or Philadelphia. Another constant stream capable to 
drive four bellows and two hammer wheels, where also a 
furnace may be erected, the ore very handy and a scow of- 
ten tons may come to the works and carry the produce 
two miles to vessels frequently going to New- York, New- 
England, and Philadelphia : To this work will be allotted 
the Coal Wood of eight thousand acres ; it is thought the 
ore may be raised for one shilling a ton, and that a team 
of six oxen will draw two tons, as the roads are good and 
country level. There is at all these places plenty of food 
for the cattle from the middle of May to the middle of 
October. Each stream will raise a considerable head of 
water, so as to enable them to turn off a ereat deal of 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. $83 

work, nor are any of them very hasty and ungovernable. 
The ore has been viewed by two judicious iron masters, 
who have followed the business many years with reputa- 
tion and success, and their opinions of it may be seen by 
a letter in the hands of Mr. Bradford, who has also cer- 
tificates of the quality of the iron from competent judges. 
The iron may be seen at Capt. Burnet Richards's in Phil- 
adelphia, who was also present at the trial made of it. 

As Mr. Read's situation renders it inconvenient to him 
to take upon himself the expence or care of works so ex- 
tensive, he notifies to the public that it will be agreeable 
to him to let the conveniences to any gentleman of credit 
reserving a share of the produce, or to enter into a part- 
nership with any persons of good dispositions, fortune 
and integrity. He may be treated with on the subject at 
Philadelphia, or at his own house at Burlington. Thomas 
Asheton at said Read's mill on Ancocas, or Emanuel 
Straton at Pricket's mill, will shew the ore and situation, 
to any person who inclines to view them. The goodness 
of the Iron, the visible quantity of the ore, the extraordi- 
nary situation, joined to the very easy land and water car- 
riage, and its vicinity to Philadelphia, and easy carriage 
from the two last mentioned works to New-York, give 
works erected here a preference to any on the continent. 

RUN-AWAY, on the 2ist instant, from the subscriber, 
living in the town and county of Gloucester, and province 
of West New-Jersey; A servant man named Daniel Min- 
uvet, aged thirty-one years, about five feet five or six 
inches high, pretty thick set, and has a down look, gray 
eyes, one tooth out before, has D. M. marked on his right 
hand between his fore finger and thumb, he will get drunk 
if he can get liquor; wears his own hair of a brownish col- 
our, had on and took with him, an oldish light coloured 
cloth coat, a black callimanco Jacket, a fine and brown 



584 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

homespun shirt, with a pair of striped and a pair of tow 
trowsers, an old felt hat, a pair of blue gray worsted 
stockings, half worn shoes run down at the heel, with 
large square brass buckles in them. Whoever takes up 
the said servant and secures him so that his master may 
have him again shall have THREE POUNDS Reward and 
reasonable charges paid by me 

JOHN MICKLE. 

All Masters of Vessels are forewarned carrying him 
off, as they may expect to answer it at their peril. 

IN PURSUANCE of an order, made by the honourable 
Charles Read, Esq; one of the justices of the supreme 
court of Judicature, of the province of New- Jersey, upon 
the petition of Rowland Ellis, an insolvent debtor : No- 
tice is hereby given by the petitioner, to all the creditors 
of the said Rowland Ellis, to shew cause (if any they 
have) before the said justice, at his house in the city of 
Burlington, on Monday the 2Qth day of July instant, at 
four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, being the 
day and place appointed by the said justice for that pur- 
pose, why an assignment of the said Rowland Ellis's 
estate should not be made, and the said Rowland Ellis be 
thereupon discharged from his imprisonment, according 
to the directions of an act of the governor, council, and 
general assembly of the province of New Jersey, made 
and passed in the fifth year of his present majesty's reign, 
entituled an act for the relief of insolvent debtors. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1181, July 25, 1765. 

New-York, August i. On Monday last came to Town 
from Canada, Charles Stewart, Esq; Surveyor-General 
of the Customs for N. York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania 
and Canada. 



J 7^5] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 585 

To BE SOLD, 

ONE half of a full share or patentee right in Minisink 
patent; any person inclining to purchase, may apply 
to David Jamison, living at a place called New-Market, 
near the mills, formerly called Mercer's mills, now belong- 
ing to Mr, Jacob Dunn, in the upper part of Piscataqua 
township, in the province of East New- Jersey; or to 
James Duane, Esq; in New- York. 

NOTICE is hereby given to whom it may concern, 
That Thomas Williams, David Griffes, Hendrick 
Hendrickson, Daniel Tilton, Robert White, James Kelsy, 
John Boltinghouse, Micajah Ketcham, John Shepherd, 
Benjamin Beears, Humphry Mount, Thomas Potter, John 
Davison, Samuel Layton, and Nicholas Vandervert, pris- 
oners in the gaol of the county of Monmouth; having 
exhibited their several petitions and schedules to the court, 
and took their oath according to the late act of assembly ; 
upon which it is ordered by the said court, that the said 
petitions and schedules be filed, and that the said prison- 
ers do give notice, pursuant to the act of assembly, for 
their creditors to appear at the court-house of said county, 
on Tuesday the loth day of September next, to shew 
cause why the petitioners should not be assigned, and the 
said debtors discharged according to law. 
July the 25th, 1765. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
August i, 1765. 

The three Men, mentioned in the Hue and Cry in our 
last, for breaking into the House of Joseph Burr, are all 
taken, and secured in Burlington Goal; they have con- 
fessed the Robbery, and say that they belonged to a 
numerous and dangerous Gang, some of which were in 
New York, and others in this City. . . . And last 



586 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Week several Men and Women were taken up here, and 
committed to Goal, supposed to be Part of the same Gang; 
one of whom, named Brown, was reprieved under the 
Gallows at Burlington some time ago. 

To the PUBLIC, 

WHEREAS I have, by an Advertisement, offered a Re- 
ward of One Hundred Dollars for taking up and securing 
Hugh M'Can, alias Johnson, and as the said M'Can was 
at St. Eustatia, out of my Reach, and returned to Phila- 
delphia of his own Accord, where, finding that he was ad- 
vertised, he shut himself up, in order to save the Reward 
that I had offered, and sent me a Letter by an Express, 
desiring that I would send him a Protection, that he might 
safely surrender himself to me, which he voluntarily did, 
and has convinced me, that he had no Intention of de- 
frauding by the Voyage he had taken: I therefore, in 
Justice to Mr. M'Can's Reputation, think proper thus pub- 
licly to acquit him of what I then thought him guilty of, 
as I shall not suffer one Forthing by his Voyage to the 
West Indies. 

SAMUEL TUCKER, Sheriff. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Well finished Brick House, Kitchen and Lot of 
Land, containing about three Quarters of an Acre, with 
Barn, Stables, &c. together with several Lots of Meadow 
and Pasture Lands. Also one other House and Barn, 
with 17 Acres of excellent Land, 8 Acres of which is Or- 
chard, Meadow and Garden, the Remainder good Wood- 
land, all situated in Trenton. For further Particulars, 
enquire of William Pidgeon, who will give any reason- 
able Time for Payment of the Purchase Money. The 
rsunsyk'tinia Gazette, No. 1910, August I, 1765. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 587 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD. 

MADE his Escape out of Philadelphia Prison, a certain 
Cornelius Clark, on or about the Month of September, in 
the Year 1762. It is thought that he is near Elizabeth 
Town, in East New-Jersey, as he has a Brother and other 
Relations living at, or near, a certain Place called Ash 
Swamp; he is a thin spare Man, long sharp Nose, thin 
visaged, and about 5 Feet 10 Inches high; his Age about 
35 or 36 Years; when he went away he wore long Hair,, 
of a darkish brown Colour, and used to live in a Swamp, 
and followed the Weaving Business with a Brother he 
had there, but in New-York followed the Ship Carpen- 
ter's Business. Whoever apprehends the said Runaway, 
and secures him in any of His Majesty's Goals, till Infor- 
mation be given to James Alexander, Turnkey, shall be 
entitled to the above Reward, and if returned to Phila- 
delphia Prison, shall receive said Reward, and all reason- 
able Charges, from WILLIAM PARR, Sheriff, or JAMES 
ALEXANDER, Turnkey. 

STOLEN, on the Night of the 27th of July last, from 
the Subscriber of Alexandria, Hunterdon County, West- 
Jersey, a pale brown Horse, about 14 Hands high, trots, 
well made, but something Hip-shot on the off Side, brand- 
ed P on the near Thigh, about 18 Years old, but looks 
young, some grey under the Mane, the fore Part of his 
Mane short, and some white in his Forehead, likewise in 
the Middle of his Face, and. on his Nose. Whoever se- 
cures the Horse, so that the Owner gets him again, shall 

have Forty Shillings Reward, paid by 

HENRY STOLL. 

Burlington, July 20, 1765. 

IN Custody of the Subscriber, a certain Alexander 
Mosley about 16 or 17 Years of Age, confesses himself to 



588 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

be Servant to Captain George Nickelson, in Philadelphia. 
His Master, if any he has, is desired to pay Charges, and 
take him away in two Weeks, otherwise he will be sold 
for the same, by me 

EPHRAIM PHILLIPS, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 1911, August 8, 
1765- 

Perth-Amboy, August the 5th, 1765. 

IN the Custody of the Subscriber, two Negro Men, 
the one a yellow Fellow, named Jack, the other 
black, named Ezekiel, They say their Master's Name is 
JACOB STARNE, and that he is Owner of a Forge on Mus- 
kenecunk. Their Master is desired to pay Charges and 
take them away. 

RICHARD CARNS, Goaler. 

The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, 
August 8, 1765. 

New-York, August 15. On Tuesday the Week before 
last, one of the Borden-Town Stage Waggoners, named 
Bliss, on returning home from Amboy Ferry, endeav- 
oured to get before one of the other Waggons, and turn- 
ing out of the Road for that Purpose, run against a small 
Stump, by which he was flung out of the Waggon, and 
the Wheel going over his Head, crush'd it instantly, and 
kill'd him, without his speaking a Word Ambition pro- 
duces ill Effects in all Stations of Life ! 

And the next Day, a Waggoner going thro' Arney's- 
Town in New-Jersey, fell out of his Waggon, and the 
Waggon pass'd over his Breast; He was taken up alive; 
and an Attempt made to bleed him, but he died in less 
than Half an Hour. These Instances are inserted as Cau- 
tions to others. 



1765] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 589 

Province of New- Jersey, August 8, 1765. 

BY a Law passed the 2Oth of June last, Commission- 
ers were appointed to run out straight public Roads 
leading through said Province, between New- York and 
Philadelphia, and empowering them to raise a Sum of 
Money by a public Lottery, not exceeding . 500, towards 
defraying the Charge thereof; and agreeable to said Law, 
the Scheme of a Lottery is now advertiz'd, consisting of 
2222 Tickets at 4 Dollars each; 662 of which are to be 
fortunate as follows : 

I Prize of 750 is 750 

i 500 500 

i 250 250 

I 200 200 

3 100 300 

6 50 3 

12 40 480 

20 30 600 

30 20 600 

ioo 10 1000 

485 8 3880 

ist Drawn 14 14 

i Last Drawn 14 14 



662 Prizes 
1560 Blanks 



2222 Tickets, at 4 Dollars each, are 8888 . 3333 

From which a deduction of 15 per Cent, is . 499, 19. o, 
and is proposed to be drawn on Tuesday the 3d Day of 
December next, at Perth-Amboy, or sooner if full: The 
fortunate Numbers are to be printed in the New-York and 
Pennsylvania Gazettes, as soon as possible after the Draw- 



590 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

ing, which will be directed by John Stevens, 'James Par- 
ker'of Perth-Amboy; John Wetherill 8 of the Township of 
Xew-Brtinswick; Daniel Ellis of Burlington, and John 
Edwards of Bordentown, who are appointed Managers 
and Commissioners for the Road leading from the Ferry- 
house, opposite Perth-Amboy, to Burlington; and John 
Berrien, of Rocky-hill; Daniel Coxe, 4 of Trentown; Az- 
ariah Dunham, of New-Brunswick; Ephraim Terrill/and 
Abraham Clark, jun.'of Elizabeth-Town; who are like- 
wise appointed Managers, and Commissioners for the 
Road leading from Newark and Elizabeth-Town, to 
Trenton and Borden-Town, agreeable to said Act; and 
are to be under Oath for the due and impartial Perform- 
ance of their Duties. 

The shortening and improving the public Roads 
through this Province, will be a great Advantage to the 
commercial Interest and general Convenience of the In- 
habitants thereof, as well as a very general Advantage to 
the Neighbouring Province, particularly to Pennsylvania 
and New- York; and as it is the first Thing of the Kind 
that has been attempted on the Continent, it is not doubted 
but every public spirited Person in this, as well as the 
Neighbouring Provinces, will generously contribute to an 
Undertaking, tending so greatly to the Advantage and 
Ease of Men of Business and Pleasure; as it is judged the 
Distance between New- York and Philadelphia will be 
shorten'd 12 or 15 Miles, and the Roads all made more 
passable and convenient for Travellers in the Winter Sea- 
son than the Present. 

Tickets are to be had of Daniel Ellis, of Burlington, 

1 The fullest sketch of John Stevens will be found In the N. Y. Gen. 
and Biog. Record, XV., 145-150. 

For a sketch of James Parker, see N. J. Archives, IX., 446, note. 
See N. J. Archives, XIX., 390, note. 

See N. J. Archives, X., 226-7, note. 
"See N. J. Archives, XX., 527, note. 

Signer of the Declaration of Independence. 



I 7^ y S] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 59 1 

Daniel Coxe of Trenton, James Parker of Perth-Amboy, 
and Abraham Clark, jun. of Elizabeth-Town, and of all 
the other Managers in Jersey, at their respective Dwell- 



\ A 1 HEREAS Samuel Provoost, George Tearman, 
VV Peter Van Norden, and John Johannisse 
Banta, insolvent debtors, in the common goal of the 
county of Bergen have presented their several peti- 
tions to us, Rynear Van Giesen, and Peter Zobris- 
ko, two of the judges of the inferior court of com- 
mon pleas for the county of Bergen, praying the 
benefit of a late act of the governor, council and gen- 
eral assembly of the colony of New-Jersey entitled, An 
act for the relief of insolvent debtors; notice is hereby 
given, to the several and respective creditors of them the 
said Samuel Provoost, George Tearman, Peter Van Nor- 
den, and John Johannisse Banta, that they be and appear 
before us, the judges, or any two of the judges of the said 
court, at the court-house in New-Barbadoes, on Saturday 
the 3 ist inst. at 3 o'clock in the afternoon of the same 
day, to shew cause, (if any they have) why an assign- 
ment should not be made of the several estates, rights, 
and credits, of the said Samuel Provoost, George Tear- 
man, Peter Van Norden, and John Johannisse Banta, for 
the use of the respective creditors; and why they, and 
every of them, should not be discharged from their im- 
prisonment, according to the directions of the said act. 
Dated the 6th of August, 1765. 



New- Jersey, 
Middlesex, ( 

NOTICE is hereby given, to whom 
it may concern, that John War- 
den, Philip Kelly, Robert Marten, John Jobs, John Col- 



5Q2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1765 

lins, John Radley, Jonathan Shepard, Gilbert Barton, 
James Johnston, Briant Smith, John Lott, Joseph Bar- 
ranger, Matthew Iselton, John Carr, James Patton, 
Charles Artope, and Daniel Britton, all prisoners confined 
in the goal at Perth-Amboy, having exhibited their sev- 
eral petitions and schedules to the court, which are lodged 
in the hands of Stephen Skinner, esq; and took the oaths 
according to the late act of assembly; it is ordered by the 
said court, that the said prisoners do give notice, pursu- 
ant to the act of assembly, for their creditors to appear at 
the court house aforesaid, on Saturday the 3ist day of 
this inst. August; to shew cause, (if any they ha