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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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ARCHIVES 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES. 
Vol. XXVIII. 



This volume is one of the series issued by authority of 
the State of New Jersey under the direction of the State 
Historical Society. The work of preparing the material 
and incident to its printing was done by the late William 
Nelson, Esq., who died on August 10, 1914, after long ser- 
vice as Corresponding Secretary of the New Jersey His- 
torical Society and devotion to the history of the State. 

The duties necessary to complete the publication of the 
volume have been discharged by the present Corresponding 
Secretary. 

AUSTIN SCOTT, 

ERNEST C. RICHARDSON, 

JOSEPH F. FOLSOM, 

A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN. 

JAMES J. BERGEN, 

Committee on Colonial Documents of the 
New Jersey Historical Society. 




DOCUMENTS 



RELATING TO THE 



COLONIAL HISTORY 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



EDITED BY 



THE LATE 

WILLIAM NELSON 



VOLUME XXVIII. 



EXTRACTS FROM AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, RELATING TO 
NEW JERSEY. 

VOL IX. 1772-1773. 



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

1916. 




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Newspaper Extracts. 



Monmouth County, 

December 6, 1771 

WHEREAS the estate of Thomas Plumsted has been 
heretofore advertised by us, the subscribers, by virtue of 
divers executions, directed to us, the sale whereof has been 
at several times adjourned; this is therefore to inform 
the public, that the plantation whereon the said Plaumsted 
did live, in East-Jersey, contains about 400 acres; there 
is on said plantation, a commodious new two story framed 
house and kitchen, compleatly finished, with two good 
cellars under the house, and a good well of water at the 
door, a new framed wagon-house, a log stable, and sundry 
out-houses; about 60 acres of said tract is a fine timber 
swamp, and when cleared will make good meadow, this 
swamp lays but a mile from a saw-mill, from which the 
timber may be conveyed to market, at a very moderate 
rate, there is likewise about 30 acres of the upland cleared, 
and the remaining part well timbered. There is likewise 
another plantation, lying in West Jersey, bounding on the 
province line and Crosswick's creek, and joining the above 
recited plantation, on said province line; there is about 
120 acres in this tract, and it has on it a framed dwelling 
house and barn, two good orchards, and about three acres 
of meadow cleared, the upland is the greatest part cleared, 
and is a very kind land to produce any kind of grain: This 
place will be sold with or without the above plantation, as 
the purchasers, at the day of sale, may think best. There 
is likewise another plantation, lying in East Ne^v-Jersey, 
and bounded by lands of James Saxton, Stome Longstreet, 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

others, containing about 200 acres, about 20 of which 
is cleared, and has a log house on it, the remaining part is 
iccll timbered. The above described lots will certainly be 
sold, to the highest bidder, on Friday, the loth day of Jan- 
nary, 1772, at the house of Richard Potts, in Arney's 
town, West New-Jersey, by JOSEPH LEONARD and 
THOMAS RODMAN, Sheriffs of Monmouth and Burling- 
ton. 

To BE SOLD, 

A VALUABLE plantation and tract of land, situate in the 
township of Greenwich, and county of Gloucester, in West 
New Jersey, lying on the great road from Gloucester to 
Cape May, near a place called the Lake, late the estate of 
George Miller, deceased, and where he formerly kept a 
public house, containing about 487 acres, about one third 
part whereof is excellent meadow ground, the remainder 
good upland, well timbered, about 50 acres of which is 
cleared, and within good fence; whereon there is an 
orchard, and a good dwelling house, with a well of 'good 
water near the same, a good barn, stables, and other out- 
houses, all in good repair. The said plantation will be 
very suitable for any person that inclines to follow raising 
of cattle, and grazing, by reason of the great quantity of 
meadow that may be made thereon, and the vast outlet, 
or range for cattle, which it affords, as it is but thinly 
settled thereabouts. Any person inclining to purchase the 
said premises, may know the terms, by applying to JOSEPH 
MATHER in Germantown township, in the county of Phil- 
adelphia; WILLIAM HUGG, in Gloucester; or JOHN BEAS- 
LEY, at Alloway's Creek, in Salem county, West New 
Jersey. Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2245, January 2, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. The I4th ult. the Schooner Industry, 



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James Gilbert, Master, bound from James River (Vir- 
ginia) for this Port, was cast away on a sand bar without 
Capt-May, the greatest part of the sails and rigging, the 
anchors cables, and people were saved, but the vessel with 
her cargo of wheat is lost. 

WHEREAS ELIZABETH LAFEVER some time ago eloped 
from her husband without any just cause: This is to 
caution the Public not to trust her on my account, as I 
will not pay any thing she may contract, And likewise 
to caution all those, that harbour or secret her, to send 
her away, or I will proceed as the law directs in that case : 
And those, that will inform me where she resides or lives, 
or of those who detain her, shall be handsomely rewarded, 
by sending word to me in Rackets town, Sussex county. 

December 26. ABRAHAM LAFEVER. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1517, January 2, 1772. 

New-Jersey, ) By order of the Hon. John An- 
Monmouth County > derson and James Lawrence, two 
December, 1771. ) o f t h e Judges of the Court of 
Common Pleas, for the said county, George Corlis, Gid- 
eon Crawford, and Samuel Hunt, prisoners for debt in 
the gaol of said county, having been duly sworn, and filed 
their schedule, pursuant to the late act of assembly of said 
province, made in the tenth year of his Majesty's reign, 
and in the year of our Lord, 1769, entitled, an act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors; Now these are to give notice, 
to the creditors of said debtors, that they be together at 
the Court house of said county, on the fourth Tuesday in 
January next, anno. dom. 1772, to shew cause, if any they 
have, before the said Judges, why the said prisoners, or 
any of them, should not be discharged from confinement, 
pursuant to the said act. 



4 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?7 2 

Philadelphia, December 26. Captain Vansant, from 
the Grenades, on the I3th about three leagues to the north- 
ward of Cape-May, saw a sloop and a schooner ashore, 
the people were taking out the cargoe of the schooner, but 
he did not see any body on board the sloop. 

From Cumberland county, in New-Jersey, we learn, 
that in the night of the /th instant, the baptist meeting 
house, where the Rev. Mr. Samuel Heaton is pastor, took 
fire, 1 and was burnt down; supposed to be occasioned by 
some coals being left there the day before. 

NEW-YORK, January 2. The Sloop John, that was 
drove ashore at Sandy-Hook, as mentioned in this Paper 
the 1 7th Ult, is since got off, and was tow'd up to Town 
by two Pilot Boats last Friday. 

We hear from New-Jersey, that on New- Year's Eve, 
Captain JACK HOWARD, a lusty well-made young Fellow, 
was married to Miss CYNTHIA STOCKTON, a young Lady 
possessed of the Qualifications essential to render the Con- 
nubial State Happy. 

PROPOSALS | For Printing by SUBSCRIPTION, The 
Works of FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, | In four Volumes 
large Octavo, translated into English by | Sir Roger 
L'estrange, Kt. at the moderate Price of seven Shillings 

l The Rev. Samuel Heaton was b. at Wrentham, Conn., In 1712, and 
was brought up a Presbyterian. He removed to New Jersey, with three 
brothers, about the year 1734, and settled near Black River, in the 
county of Morris, and there set up iron works. Becoming a Baptist, 
he began to preach in the vicinity of Schooly's Mountain, the result 
being a Baptist church there. In 1761 Mr. Heaton was ordained as a 
preacher, and the next year went to Mill Creek, in Virginia, and from 
thence to Konoloway, "where he founded another church. Being driven 
from thence by the Indians, he settled, next year, at Cape May. Thence 
he removed to Dividing Creek to settle a third church, in the care of 
which he died, in the 66th year of his age. Sept. 26, 1777. His wife was 
Abby Tuttle, by whom he had children: Samuel (m. Rhoda Terry, May 
12. 1783). Abia. Abigail. Eliona, and Sarah. This family he brought 
up in a decent way notwithstanding his poverty. His children married 
into the families of the Colesons, Reeves, Lores. Garrisons, Clarks, 
Cooks, Johnsons, Terrys, and Kelsays. Hist, of the Baptists in N. J., 
by Morgan Edwards. 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 

each Volume, Pennsylvania Currency, sewed in blue 
Boards, the London Edition is sold at Fifty-four Shil- 
lings. . . . 

SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in by John M'Gibbons in Front- 
street, between Arch and Race-street. John Dunlap, 
at the newest Printing Office in Market-street. Joseph 
Cruckshank, at his Printing Office in Third-street. Mr. 
Abraham Hunt, Trenton. Mr. William Hick, Prince- 
ton. Mr. Frederick King, in Morris Town. Thomas 
Anderson, Esq; in Sussex County, New Jersey. Mr. 
Samuel Loudon, and Messrs. Noel and Hazard, in New 
York. The New York Journal; or The General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1513, January 2, 1772. 

GLOUCESTER, January ist, 1772. 
FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

On Saturday the 28th of December last, about ten 
o'clock at night, a SILVER WATCH, with a silver dial plate, 
was stolen out of the house of the subscriber, living in 
Gloucester county, and province of New- Jersey; the 
maker's name WILLIAM CLAYTON, London, No. 2677; 
it likewise had a steel chain and seal, and a steel key, with 
a small part broke off. There is now confined in Glouces- 
ter goal one William Caldwell, on suspician of stealing 
the same. Whoever can give information of the above 
Watch, so that the owner may get it again, shall receive 
the above reward from the goaler, RICHARD JOHNSON, or 
the subscriber, 

THOMAS WILSON. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and General Advertiser, 
No. n, Monday, January 6, 1772. 

New-Jersey [ HT) Y order of the Hon. Daniel 

Essex County \ S |j Pierson, and Joseph Riggs, 
Esqrs, two of the judges of the court of common pleas, 
for said county; Thomas Pool, and John Havens, pris- 



6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?7 2 

oners for debt in the goal in Newark, of said county, hav- 
ing been duly sworn, and filed their schedules, pursuant 
to the late act of assembly of said province, entitled, "An 
act for the relief of insolvent debtors;" made in the tenth 
year of his Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord, 
1769. Now these are to give notice to the creditors of 
said debtors, that they be together at the court-house in 
Newark, in said county, on the i$th day of January, 
annoq; domini, 1772, at 9 o'clock in the morning, to shew 
cause before the said judges, if any they have, why the 
said prisoners should not be discharged from their con- 
finement, pursuant to the said act. 

New-Jersey, ( T3 Y Order of their Worships Daniel 
Essex County, ) fj Pierson. and Joseph Riggs, Esq; 
two of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for said 
County, Cornelius Stibbin, Prisoner for Debt in the Goal 
of said County, at Newark, having been duly Sworn, and 
filed their Schedules, pursuant to the late Act of Assem- 
bly of said Province, entitled, An Act for the Relief of 
Insolvent Debtors, made in the loth year of his Majesty's 
Reign, and in the Year of our Lord 1769. Now these 
are to give Notice to the Creditors of said Debtor that 
they be together at the Court-House of said County in 
Newark, on the Eighth Day of January, 1772, to shew 
Cause before the said Judges, if any they have, why the 
said Prisoner should not be discharged from his Confine- 
ment, pursuant to the said Act. 

To the PUBLIC. 

THE Visitors of the Grammar School in Elizabeth- 
Town, think proper to acquaint the Public, That 
Mr. Periam, late Master of the said School, having re- 
signed the Charge, is now succeeded by Mr. Barber, 1 who 

Subsequently Lieutenant Colonel in the Revolution. 






I/7 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 7 

lately taught a Latin School in Hackensack. This Gen- 
tleman acquitted himself, while an Instructor at that 
Place, to universal Acceptance. And the Visitors have 
been well informed, that those of his Pupils who have 
been sent to our Colleges, were found well fitted for a 
Reception. They can also assure the Public, that from 
the Experience they have already had of his Abilities and 
Attention to Business, they cannot but look upon this 
School to be now under as great Advantages as it has 
ever enjoyed. 

To render the Education here more extensively useful, 
peculiar Attention will be paid to reading and pronouncing 
English. And the Visitors have engaged Mr. Conn, to 
attend the School one Hour in the Day, during the Win- 
ter Season, and two in the Summer, to instruct in Writ- 
ing or Arithmetic; a Person who is well known to be 
singularly qualified for this Department. 

At the quarterly Visitations, besides an Examination in 
the Languages, the Boys exhibit Specimens of their Im- 
provement in Writing; and also in Epistolary Composi- 
tion, in which they are duly instructed, particularly as to 
Orthography, Punctuation, &c. Acquirements in which 
too many grown Scholars are notoriously deficient. And 
to excite an Emulation of excelling in these useful Ac- 
complishments, small Premiums are distributed quarterly 
to the best Performers. 

To inspect the Order and Diligence of the Boys, to 
give Sanction to the Authority of the Teachers, and to 
afford any Aids requisite for the general Conduct and 
Government of the School, the Revd. Dr. Chandler?- and 
the Revd. Mr. Caldwell? two of the Visitors, have en- 
gaged to give their Attendance in it alternately ; generally 

^The Rev. Thomas Bradbury Chandler, rector of St. John's church, 
Elizabeth town. He was a Loyalist In the Revolution. 

2 The Rev. James Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. 
EHzabethtown. He was an ardent patriot in the Revolution. 



8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?7 2 

for one Hour in the Day. These useful additional Im- 
provements will be attended with no greater Expence than 
heretofore. Boarding may be had in reputable Families 
on reasonable Terms. 

LOST, last Monday, between Powlis-Hook and Ber- 
gen, an Accepted Order on Messrs. Reade and 
Yates, from Mr. John Jacob Faish, 1 to Henry Closs, for 
30!. payable in three Months. Tis requested that the 
Person who has found the same, will return it to the 
Printer hereof, as it can be of no Service to any but the 
Owner, Payment being stopped. The New-York Ga- 
zette; and The Weekly Mercury, No. 1054, January 6, 
1772. 

TO BE LET, 

THE advantageously-situated Iron Works late the prop- 
erty of ISAAC SHARPE, Esq; deceased, being in the county 
of Sussex-, in tHfe province of New-Jersey, eight miles 
from Andover furnace, fourteen from the landing on the 
river Delaware, and forty-five from a very good landing 
on the North or Hudson's river, consisting of one small 
furnace that will make fourteen or fifteen tons of pig 
metal a week, a large stone forge, containing two well 
constructed fire places, and a hammer completely fixed, 
with a very extraordinary stream of water, capable of 
working a furnace and forge equal to any carried on in 
the colony of New-Jersey. There is an inexhaustable 
bank of ore adjacent to the furnace, the quality of which 
is equal to any metal upon the continent. A flux hath of 
late been discovered well adapted to the nature of the iron, 
which makes it work in the furnace greatly to the ease of 
the workmen, and much to the advantage of the employer ; 
and for the accommodation of the w r orks, there are twelve 

*A noted ironmaster in Morris county. 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 9 

hundred acres of land, sixty acres in good timothy 
meadow, and the same quantity of cleared upland; like- 
wise several good dwelling-houses (fit for workmen to 
live in) one of which is neatly finished and elegantly sit- 
uated, several stores, one properly shelved for dry goods, 
work-shops, 'with many other buildings and conveniences. 
Any Gentleman inclinable to enter into the iron business, 
may here establish himself to great advantage on very 
reasonable terms, which will be made known on applica- 
tion to ALEXANDER TOD, in Water-street, Philadelphia. 

N. B. The tenant may have the above described works 
on such terms, as will make it well worth his while to 
enlarge the furnace, and improve the estate. A. T. The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 
261, January 6-13, 1772. 

Moorestown, December 30, 1771 
TWELVE DOLLARS REWARD 

RUN away from the township of Chester, in the county 
of Burlington, West Jersey, a certain man, named JOHN 
RACENER, this country born, aged 22 years, about 5 feet 
8 inches high, wore his own light brown streight hair; 
had on and took with him, a chocolate coloured mixed 
coat and jacket, with mohair buttons, one pair of knit, 
and one pair of fustian breeches, light grey milled yarn 
stockings, one pair of shoes, almost new, a new beaver 
hat, two white holland and two check shirts, a light col- 
oured saggathy coat, and a cotton striped jacket, two 
snuff coloured cloth jackets, the under one short, double 
breasted, and the other with slash sleeves; he also took 
with him a small black Horse, 4 years old, about 13 hands 
high, and a natural trotter; a new fiddle, with a hogskin 
seat and sursingle. As he has a sister, living in or near 
Cape May, it is supposed he may have gon* that road. 
\Yhoever takes up and secures the said John Racener, in 



JO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?7 2 

any of his Majesty's jails, so that the horse may be had 
again, and the man brought to justice, shall receive the 
above reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by the sub- 
scribers, living in Moore's Town, Burlington county, 
West Jersey. JOHN RISDON, THOMAS MORTON, and 
JOSEPH PEARSON. 

RAN away, the 29th of December last, from his Bail, a 
certain JOHN POWELL, about 5 Feet 7 Inches high; he 
is well set and fresh coloured ; has light brown Hair, tied 
with a String : Had on, when he went away, a brown 
every Day Jacket, and a striped under Jacket; took with 
him a new homespun brown Drugget Coat, with Mohair 
Buttons, new Leather Breeches, a narrow brimmed new 
Hat, and blue Yarn Stockings. He is an Englishman, 
but pronounces some Words pretty broad, and is very 
complaisant. Whoever takes up said John Powell, and 
secures him for his Bail, shall have FOUR POUNDS Re- 
ward, and reasonable Charges, paid by me ANDREW 
TITUS, living in the Township of Hopewell, Hunterdon 
County, New Jersey. 

The Subscriber begs Leave to inform his Friends and 
the PUBLIC, that he has opened a BOARDING SCHOOL in 
Trenton; it being a healthy pleasant Situation, on a pub- 
lic post Road; where he teaches the English Language 
grammattically, Writing, Arithmetic, Book-keeping, after 
the Italian Method, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensura- 
tion, Surveying, Gauging and Navigation. 

The Advantages of such an Education are too obvious 
to need repeating here; and having himself been educated 
in that well known School at Burlington, and taught there- 
in for several Years, hopes himself the better qualified for 
that arduous Task. 

Those who please to favour him with the Care of their 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. II 

Children, may depend on his exerting his utmost Abilities 
to facilitate their Learning, instruct their Morals, preserve 
their Health, and, in every Respect, to approve his Con- 
duct to God and Man. 

JOSEPH FOY. 
N. B. Proper Care will be taken of their Clothes, &c. 

NEW YORK, August 13, 1771. 
To BE SOLD, 

SEVERAL Farms or Tracts of Land, situate in the 
County of Hunterdon, in the Western Division of New- 
Jersey, being Part of a large Tract of Land known by the 
Name of the Society Great Tract: The Lots are distin- 
guished and known by Lots No. 45, whereon John Tanney 
now lives, containing 187 Acres, situate within 3 Miles of 
New-German-Town, where there is a good Market for all 
Kinds of Produce; about 80 Acres cleared, very good 
Wheat-land, and well timbered and watered. 

No. 46, adjoining No. 45, in possession of the aforesaid 
John Tanney, containing 218 Acres, on which is a good 
bearing Orchard, and a quantity of very good Meadow, 
and more may be made at a small Ex pence: There is at 
sufficient Quantity of land cleared, the rest good Timber- 
land, which is much wanted in the Neighbourhood. 

No. 52, now in Possession of Matthias Cramner, con- 
taining 287 Acres, situate about one Mile from New- 
German-Town, 150 Acres cleared, which is excellent 
Wheat-land, and 10 Acres of Meadow in good English 
Grass, and much more may be made with very little Trou- 
ble. 

No. 80. In possession of Peter Bloome, containing 209 
and 75 Parts of an Acre, situate in the Township of Alex- 
andria, about 2> Miles from the River Delaware, and 3 
from Alexandria; 100 Acres cleared, which is good 



12 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [lJ7 2 

W heat-land, 10 Acres of extraordinary good Meadow, 
and more may easily be made. 

No. 83. In possession of Joseph Fishbough, containing 
284, and 40 Parts of an Acre, adjoining Peter Bloome's 
Farm; 100 Acres cleared, which is good W heat-land, and 
a sufficient Quantity of Meadow in English Grass. 

No. 139, in Possession of Richard Reid, containing 146 
Acres, situate in the Township of Bethlehem, 5 Miles 
from the Union Iron Works, where there is ready Market 
for all Kinds of Produce; 70 Acres cleared, with 10 Acres 
of Meadow, and more may be made. 

The above Tracts of Land are in good Repair, with 
sufficient tenantable Houses, Barns, and other Conve- 
niences thereon. Any Person inclinable to purchase, may 
apply to John Smyth, Esq; at Perth- Amboy, to Henry 
Cuyler and Barend R. Cuyler, at New York, or John 
Emley living near the Premises. An indisputable Title 

will be given. 

' 
To be SOLD, at a moderate Price, 

A GOOD convenient plantation, containing 300 acres, 
or thereabouts, a high, wholesome and pleasant situation, 
a comfortable dwelling-house, a barn and other buildings, 
about 30 acres of bank meadow, and more may be made, 
30 or 35 acres of timber swamp meadow, the upland kind 
for grain, an apple and peach orchard, cherry and other 
growing fruit trees, the improved land within good fence, 
the woodland as well wooded as most, adjoining a navi- 
gable water, as it is bounded part by Mantua-creek, lying 
in the township of Deptford in Gloucester county and 
Western Division of the province of New-Jersey, near 
Mantua-creek Bridge, and the great road leading from 
Cohansey and Salem to Philadelphia, 13 miles from thence 
to Cooper's Ferry. 

Also to be sold, 50 acres of cedar swamp, well timbered. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 13 

and the most convenient to get posts and rails for fencing 
the farms on each side the Delaware river of any I know 
of, it is situate in the township of Woolwich, in the county 
and province aforesaid, near opposite Chester, adjoining 
lands of Lynford Lardner and Samuel Tonkins, within 
a mile of two good landings, one by Raccoon-creek, near 
the mouth, and one on the river shore; the said swamp to 
be sold the whole together or in lots, as may best suit the 
purchaser or purchasers thereof. Any person inclining to 
purchase the plantation, or cedar swamp, may view the 
premises, and be informed of the conditions of sale, by 
applying to the subscriber, living on the aforesaid planta- 
tion, 

JAMES HINCHMAN. 

To be SOLD 

A Tract of Land, situate on Mantua 1 Creek, in the 
township of Deptford, in the county of Gloucester, con- 
taining 4439 acres, well timbered; with a new saw-mill, 
on an excellent stream, which affords a sufficiency of water 
to saw in the driest time; with houses and all other con- 
veniences, in excellent order for carrying on the business 
of said mill, and is one of the best situations in that part 
of the country, in a thick settled neighbourhood, contig- 
uous to a good transportation, being five miles from a 
good landing on Timber Creek, and four miles from a 
landing on said Mantua Creek, twelve miles from the 
town of Gloucester, and ten from Ladd's Cove. 

30 acres of cedar swamp, on a run called Still-run, part 
thereof extraordinary good, having never been worked in ; 
also 84 acres of pine land, well timbered, adjoining the 
same, and but four miles distant from the abovesaid mill. 

60 acres of cedar swamp, that has not been worked in, 
situate in the township of Deptford, on the Main branch 

1 "Manto's," in the same advertisement in The Pennsylvania Journal. 



14 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/7 2 

of Morris's River, called Scotland Branch, nearly adjoin- 
ing Jacob Frease's saw mill. 

104 acres and a half of cedar swamp in Deptford town- 
ship on a branch of Great Egg-harbour river, called Far- 
away, it lies contiguous to a good transportation, being 
about three miles from said river; it lies in three surveys, 
and may be divided to suit the purchasers. 

20 acres of tide meadow improved, of the richest and 
best quality, all under good bank, and part of it fit for 
grass-seed, at the mouth of Raccoon Creek, nearly oppo- 
site the town of Chester. 

1000 acres on Absecon Beach, affording very good pas- 
ture, and is an extraordinary place for raising and keep- 
ing cattle, horses and sheep, and part thereof well tim- 
bered with red cedar. 

835 acres on Brigantine Beach, having the like advan- 
tages; also a dwelling-house and other improvements. 

1500 acres of land and marsh, the greatest part thereof 
the best kind of^salt marsh, lying on the west-side of 
Great-Egg-harbour River, and on Gibson's Creek, and is 
an excellent place for raising and keeping stock; it lies 
in several surveys adjoining each other, and may be di- 
vided to suit several purchasers; there is also on said 
place, a dwelling-house, with some improvements, and 
one of the best fishing-places on Great Egg-harbour River, 
where is caught great quantities of Rock, Perch, &c. 

Also a tract of very good land, pleasantly situated on 
the River Delaware, in Sussex county, a little above 
Easton and Philipsburgh, and near the Marble Mountain, 
containing 185 acres, well timbered, part thereof im- 
proved, and is the plantation whereon Mordecai Winter 
lives; bounded by lands now or late belonging to Isaac 
and Joseph de Cow, Thomas Wetherill, and Daniel Smith. 

6 acres on said Marble Mountain, some part thereof 
well timbered, and a large quarry of good marble therein, 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 15 

nearly opposite Easton; bounded by lands late Col. Dan- 
iel Coxe's, and by Deleware River, and lies very conve- 
nient to transport marble down said river to Philadelphia. 

The purchasers paying part of the money down, may 
have time for the remainder, paying interest, and giving 
security, if required. Any person inclining to purchase, 
may depend on an indefeasible title from HANNAH LADD, 
near Woodbury, in Gloucester county, New-Jersey, of 
whom the terms of sale may be known. 

Any persons having any demands against the estate of 
JOHN LADD, Esq; late of said county, deceased, are de- 
sired to bring them in, to be adjusted; and such who are 
indebted to said estate, are requested to make speedy pay- 
ment to the aforesaid 

HANNAH LADD, 

Executrix. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2246, January 9, 

1772.! 

. . . The said Assignees will be ready to treat with 
such Persons, as are inclinable to purchase any Part of the 
following described Real Estate of ... BENJAMIN 
KENDALL . . . 

A LOT of LAND, near Mount-Holly Meeting-house, in 
Barlington County, New-Jersey, about 21 Acres. 

James Pemberton, Jacob Shoemaker, jun. 
Joseph Parker. 

Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 

2246, January 9, 1772. 

Mount-Holly, January 2, 1772. 

TO BE SOLD, 

By way of PUBLIC VENDUE, on the twenty-fifth day of 



in The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 261, January 6-13, 1772, and In 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1518, January 9, 1772. 



1 6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

March next, on the premises, if not sold before 

at private sale, 

THAT valuable Plantation, well known by the name of 
BREEZE RIDGE; an exceeding pleasant and healthy situa- 
tion for a country-seat, being in the township of North- 
ampton, and county of Burlington, about seventeen miles 
from Philadelphia, and three from the town of Mount- 
Holly, lying in the forks of Rancocus Creek, adjoining 
both branches, and near the great road between Philadel- 
phia and Mount Holly aforesaid; containing about five 
hundred acres of land, eighty whereof improved good 
meadow under good bank, and about twenty acres more 
may be made; one hundred and fifty acres of upland, 
cleared and in fence; a good large dwelling-house, neatly 
finished off, with two large kitchens, out-houses, milk- 
house, cheese-house, and every conveniency suitable for a 
dairy; a pump. of excellent good water at the door, with 
a large new barn, granery, stables, cow and waggon- 
houses, two beajing orchards of good fruit, and a large 
garden paled in. The said plantation will be sold together 
or in two or three parts, as may best suit the purchasers, 
the meadow and upland being convenient to be divided. 
Any person inclining to purchase may apply to SARAH 
BISPHAM, of the town of Hattenfield, JOHN HINCHMAN, 
Esq; of the county of Gloucester, or JOHN BISPHAM, of 
the town of Mount-Holly, near the premises aforesaid, 
for further particulars and conditions of sale : The above 
being part of the real estate of THOMAS BISPHAM, late 
deceased, and to be sold by 

SARAH BISPHAM, Executrix, 

JOHN HINCHMAN, ) _ 

,, I Executors. 

JOHN BISPHAM, ) 

STOP the THIEF! 
STOLEN, last night, from the subscriber, living near 



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the New Market, by a certain JAMES M'!NTIRE, A full 
suit of blue broadcloth cloaths, suitable for a middle-sized 
man, not much the worse for wear, a pair of good buck- 
skin breeches, and three white linen shirts. Said JAMES 
M'INTIRE is a native of Ireland, about 30 years old, 5 feet 
9 or IQ inches high, of a pale complexion, a little pock- 
marked, has black hair, which hangs loose. He lived some 
years in Boston, where he committed several acts of vil- 
lainy, but lately came to this city from near Brunswick, 
New-Jersey. He pretends to be a pedlar, and is an igno- 
rant, impudent, talkative, drunken, lying fellow, besides 
being a thief. He had on an old green close-bodied coat, 
a grey surtout, dirty leather breeches, and an old beaver 
hat, and appears shabby in his dress. Whoever appre- 
hends said JAMES M'INTIRE and secures him in any of his 
Majesty's gaols in this or the neighbouring provinces, 
shall receive TWENTY SHILLINGS reward, and have all 
necessary charges paid by 

George Connolly. 
Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1772. 

TO BE LETT, for a Term of Years, 

Not less than TEN YEARS, 

THE subscriber's third part of Sharpsborough furnace 
and forge : The forge has three fires, and one hammer, 
wooden bellows; they are both on one dam, near to- 
gether, with a good saw-mill, dwelling house, kitchen, 
store, smith's shop, barn, stables, a large coal house, 62 
by 64 feet, out houses, sufficient for the workmen; the 
whole in good repair, been going three years. Also the 
third part of 4000 acres of land, to accommodate the 
works, whereon is cleared eighty acres of good meadow 
fit for the scythe, and plough-land sufficient to raise eight 
or nine hundred bushels of winter grain a year, all in good 
fence, and the farthest part not exceeding one mile and 



1 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

a half from the furnace; the remainder part exceeding 
well timbered and very handy to the furnace, not exceed- 
ing three miles from the works to draw coal. Also the 
fourth part of a forge, with four fires and two hammers 
all built with stone, coal houses, stone dwelling-houses, 
and all out-houses necessary, one mile and a half from 
the above furnace; also the fourth part of a good stone 
grist-mill, with one pair of stones overshott, on a constant 
spring, one mile from the furnace and half a mile from 
the last mentioned forge; the mill and forge, last men- 
tioned, have been built 4 years. The works are situated 
in a fine country for wheat, beef, pork, and all sorts of 
country produce, on a fine stream of water, called the 
Wall Kill, in the county of Sussex, in East New Jersey, 
12 miles from the Court House, 14 from Andover, 18 
from Charlotteburg Furnace. The tenant may have a 
sufficiency of teams and carriages, and the privilege of 
carrying on the remainder of the works during the lease, 
with the half privilege of the store, without any hindrance 
or molestation whatsoever, during the subscribers life, or 
10 years certain. Any person inclining to lease may have 
them on reasonable terms, by applying to the subscriber on 
the premises, or to Mr. ALEXANDER TOD, merchant in Phil- 
adelphia, for particulars 

ABIA BROWN. 

TWENTY DOLLARS Reward. 

DESERTED from his Majesty's Twenty-ninth Regiment. 
July 29, 1771. 

JAMES GORDON, labourer, aged 21 years, 6 feet high, 
swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, hazzle eyes, pitted 
with the small pox, round and small visage, straight and 
well made, born in Enniskellen in Ireland. 

JOHN LOVELL, labourer, aged 27 years, 5 feet 10 and l /4 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 9 

inches high, brown complexion, brown hair, light grey 
eyes, a little stoop shouldered, and well made. 

JOHN GIBBONS, carver and gilder, aged 27 years, 5 feet 
n and 3/4 inches high, ruddy complexion, brown hair, 
light grey eyes, thin visage, and much carbuncled; 
straight and light made. 

August 30, 1771. 

THOMAS JONES, cabinet maker, aged 21 years, 6 feet 
l /4 inch high, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, light 
grey eyes, long visage, a scar over the right eye, a large 
mole on the left cheek, heavy limbed, in-kneed, turns in 
his toes when he walks, a little pitted with the small-pox, 
and well made; was born in the town of Burrisakane, 
and county of Tipperary, in Irelend. 

JOHN HART, weaver, aged 22 years, 5 feet 10 and *4 
inches high, pale complexion, light brown hair inclined 
to curl, dark brown eyes, thin but round visage, straight 
and well made, born in the city of Limerick in Ireland. 

Whoever secures either the above deserters, and lodges 
them in any of his Majesty's gaols, shall receive the above 
reward for each, by applying to the commanding officers 
of the 29th regiment at Perth-Amboy, Brunswick, or 
Elizabeth-town; or to the commanding officer of the 2ist 
regiment, at Philadelphia; or to the commanding officer 
of the 26th regiment at New York. 

N. B. The public are cautioned not to harbour the 
above deserters, as they are of infamous characters, and 
have robbed their Captain, and their comrades of several 
valuables. 

GORDON is an old deserter, and was flogged out of the 
Royal Americans. September 5. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1518, January 9, 1772. 



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SALEM, January Qth, 1772. 

BY VIRTUE of a WRIT to me directed, will be exposed to 
sale on the Qth day of March next, on the Premises, a 
VALUABLE PLANTATION or TRACT of LAND, in Upper 
Penn's-Neck, lying on Oldman's Creek, about half a mile 
from the River Delaware, containing 150 acres, 100 
thereof drained meadow, within good bank, and now in 
the tenure of David Clayton, at 100 1. per annum, with 
a good Dwelling-house and Barn. Also, another PLAN- 
TATION, adjoining the above, containing 200 acres, 80 
thereof good drained meadow, within good bank, with a 
Dwelling-house thereon. The above Tracts seized and 
taken in execution, and to 'be sold by 

BATEMAN LLOYD, Sheriff. 

SALEM, January 4th, 1772. 
FOUND, 

On Saturday the 4th instant January, in the town of 
Salem, a SILVER WATCH, with a China face, steel chain, 
&c. Any person applying to Jacob Hollinshead, Clock 
and Watch-maker in said place, or to the Subscriber, and 
proving their property, and paying the charges, may have 
her again, otherwise she will be sold in two months, from 
the date hereof, for the same, by 

CHARLES GOFF. 

PHILADELPHIA, January 13. On the 5th instant died 
at Burlington, in the 54th year of her age, ELIZABETH 
COWGILL, after a painful lingering illness, which she un- 
derwent with great Christian patience and resignation of 
mind : Her steady perseverance in a pious course of life, 
rendered her much beloved by her acquaintances; and 
she was not less remarkable for a kind, hospitable disposi- 
tion, than for cheerfully undertaking to act the part of a 
parent to a number of motherless and orphan children 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 21 

An example highly worthy of imitation! Her remains 
were decently interred on the 7th inst. in the Friends 
burial-ground of that place, accompanied by a respectable 
number of her friends and neighbors. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE at PHILA- 
DELPHIA, January 6th, 1772. 

F. 
William Fowler, Sussex. 

L. 
. . . Michael Lee, Hope-well; . 

M. 

. John Merryman, Mount Holly; . . . James 
Martin, Sussex; . . . 

N. 
Thomas Nangler, Gloucester. 

P. 
. William Popham, Newark; . 

S. 

. . . Thomas Sheroden, Salem; . . . James 
Shaw, Andover Furnace. 

T. 

. Rev. M. Epenetus Townsend, Salem; . . . 
The Pennsylvania Packet, and The General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 12, Monday, January 13, 1772. 

TO BE SOLD. 

A TRACT of LAND in the county of Middlesex, and 
province of New-Jersey, in the South ward of Perth Am- 
boy, containing about seven hundred acres, chiefly good 
land and meadow ground, about 300 acres cleared tol- 
erable good buildings, an orchard of near a thousand apple 
trees of the best fruit; the south side and west end of the 
whole tract fenced by water, an extraordinary out-let 



22 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?7 2 

for cattle, handy to landings, and to Amboy market, being 
six miles from Middletown-Point, three miles from South- 
River, three miles from Cheesequakes, and eight miles 
from Amboy. Whoever inclines to purchase said planta- 
tion, may apply to SAMUEL LEONARD, and JOSEPH 
THROCKMORTON, in Monmouth County, about twelve 
miles from the premises, who will agree on reasonable 
terms, and give a good title for the same. -The great- 
est part of the purchase money will not be wanted, giving 
good security. 

PROPOSALS 
For printing by Subscription, 

A TREATISE on WEAVING. 

CONSISTING of near 300 different Draughts, with full 
and plain Directions of the Preparations of the Yarn, 
Warping, and Weaving of Barrogan, Tammy, Durant, 
Paragon, Duroys, Sergedenim, Grogram, Cross-barr'd 
and figured Staffs, Starrets, Kersey, Shalloon, Twill, 
Sagathies, Bedticks, plain, ribb'd, and flower'd Everlast- 
ings, Fustian, Dimity, and Dimity Fustian, Diamond and 
Bird-Eye, German Serge, Calimancoe, Barcelona, Pru- 
nella, Huckaback of many sorts, Counterpanes and Cov- 
erlids of many different sorts and figures of the newest 
mode, Pannel, Clouting, Shagreen and Compass Work, 
Diaper of many sorts and figures Scotch Carpeting, and 
sundry other sorts of work not here mentioned. With 
particular Rules for the drawing of Draughts. 

By DAVID VALENTINE, 

Of Suffolk County, Long-Island. 

CONDITIONS. 



Subscriptions are taken -in by Mr. James Valentine, of 
Dutches County, Mr. James Fulton, of Ulster County, 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 23 

Mr. James Varian, of West-Chester County, . . . Mr. 
John Burris, of Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, Mr. 
Thomas Sands, of Suffolk County, Long-Island, by the 
Author in Queen's County, and by the Printers hereof. 

N. B. The Public may be assured no more Books will 
be printed than are subscribed for. 

To the PUBLIC 

THE FLYING MACHINE, kept by John Mercereau, at 
the New-Blazing-Star-Ferry, near New- York, sets off 
from Powles-Hook every Monday, Wednesday, and Fri- 
day Mornings, for Philadelphia, and performs the Journey 
in a Day and a Half, for the Summer Season, till the 1st 
of November, from that Time to go twice a Week, till the 
first of May, when they again perform it three Times a 
Week. When the Stages go only twice a Week, they set 
off Mondays and Thursdays. The Waggons in Philadel- 
phia set out from the Sign of the George, in Second-street, 
the same Morning. The Passengers are desired to cross 
the Ferry the Evening before, as the Stages must set off 
early the next Morning. The Price for each Passenger is 
Twenty-Shillings, Proc. and Goods as usual. Passengers 
going Part of the Way to pay in Proportion. 

As the Proprietor has made such Improvements upon 
the Machines, one of which is in Imitation of a Coach, he 
hopes to merit the Favour of the Publick. 

JOHN MERCEREAU. 

The New York Gazette, or The Weekly Post Boy, 
No. 1497, January 13, 1772. 

POWLES HOOK RACES. 

To be run for, round the new course at Powles Hook, 
sometime the beginning of June next; Three purses, 
one of . 90; one of . 50; and one .25. The particu- 
lars at length will be timely notified. 



24 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

N. B. Any gentlemen that choose to bring their horses 
any time before running for training, will have their 
standings free and Grooms kept at the most reasonable 
rates. 

WANTED, 

A Sober, honest and discreet Man, who is Master of 
his Business, in making Pearl and Pot-Ash; such 
an one, properly recommended, will meet with very good 
Encouragement, (to proceed on Business as early in the 
Spring as the Weather will admit of) by applying to 
THEODORUS VAN WYCK, or DIRCK BRINCKERHOFF, in 
New- York, or WILLIAM PROVOOST, at Hackensack, where 
the Works are erected. The New-York Gazette; and the 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1055, January 13, 1772. 

Mr. GODDARD, 

A LAW passed*n New Jersey in the Year 1770, in con- 
sequence of which all Warrants of Attorney to confess 
Judgments are to be drawn up and executed on distinct 
Pieces of Paper from the Obligations; and no Judgment 
can be entered in any of the Courts of that Province, by 
Virtue of any Warrant included in the Body of any Bond, 
Bill or Writing, executed after the First of July 1770, 
but such Warrant of Attorney is to be void, and of no 
Effect. An Unacquaintance with the Law has s in several 
Instances, been prejudicial to Creditors who have de- 
pended upon such Warrants of Attorney, especially in 
this Province, where Cary Bills, as they are called, are 
much in Use. Your making this Alteration of the Law 
more public, will probably prevent any more such Disap- 
pointments, and prove advantageous to the Public in gen- 
eral. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Adver- 
tiser, No. 262, January 13-20, 1772. 



1772] 



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Brunswick, January 7, 1772. 

Left this fleeting Scene of Life, on the 4th Instant, 
ANNE the Wife of HENRY GuEST, 1 of an inveterate and 
malignant Cancer in the Breast. Her easy Behaviour, 
under this deplorable Circumstance, was greatly admir- 
able. The Patience and Fortitude with which she bore 
the excruciating Pain, for some Months, in its last Stage, 
was above the Power of Philosophy. From a well-spent 
Life, and firm Assurance of her Redeemer's Love, with 
her the King of Terrors had no sting. As a Wife, Mother, 



1 Family tradition says that the Guests of New Brunswick came from 
Birmingham, England. The earliest mention of the name in the New 
Jersey records is in a deed from Dirck Schuyler to John Guest, in Octo- 
ber. 1741, for a plot of land in the city of New Brunswick. This was 
probably John Guest, 2d, and the same John Guest who made his will 
March 26, 1743, proved at Perth Amboy May 24, 1743. His residence 
Is not given. He devises to son John "my house and lot; but my sloop 
shall be sold and money put out so that the interest may maintain my 
wife and child." The inference is that he was a young man, with but 
one child, and that the will was hastily made, during what proved to 
be a fatal illness. His wife's name is not mentioned. He appointed 
his father executor, and John Guest, "father of the testator," says the 
record, qualified as executor. Witnesses Peter Collas, Lewis Guest. 
Henry Dally, John Salnave. It is probable that the progenitor of the 
New Jersey family was John Guest, and that he had children: 

i. John 2 , m. ; d. May, 1743, leaving one child, John, 3d. 

ii. Lewis 2 , m. 1st, June 27, 1743, Neeltje Van Cleve, both of New 
Brunswick; 2d, May 5, 1747, Jane Lawrence, both of Mon- 
mouth county, 
iii. Henry 2 , m. Ruth Bong, Dec. 19, 1748, both being of Middlesex 

county, 
iv. Sarah 2 , m. William Nixon, of Middlesex, Jan. 27, 1746, she being 

of New Brunswick. 

It is also probable that Henry Guest 2 was the father of Henry 3 , whose 
wife Anne died at New Brunswick January 4, 1772. She is understood 
to have been a member of the Forman family of Monmouth county. 

There was a numerous Guest family of Gloucester county, where the 
name was known as early as 1735. William Guest, of Woolwich, in that 
county, schoolmaster, left a will, dated Sept. 4, 1777, proved at Wood- 
bury, Oct. 28, 1783. in which he mentions wife Christian, and children: 
i. Henry, 10 whom he devises two lots, one of them with a meadow 
lying in John Avises field binding on Oldmans creek, two 
acres; the other binding on the Great road to Swedesborough 
ii. Joseph, to whom he devises "the plantation where I dwell, 120 

acres." 

iii. Catharine Vanneman, to whom he leaves 10. 
iv. Mary Avise, to whom he leaves 10. 

He also leaves 15 to granddaughter Hannah Guest, probably dau. 
of Henry. Executors wife and sons Henry Guest and Joseph Guest. 
Witnesses James Lord, John Ware, Joshua Lord. 

Joseph Guest, of Woolwich, Gloucester county, yeoman, made his 
will June 24, 1792, and it was proved August 29, 1793. His wife was 
probably dead, as she is not mentioned. He names children as follows: 
Mary, William, Christenah, John, Elizabeth, Garrit, Rebecca, all un- 
married, apparently, and probably under age, as he leaves his property 
t9 his sons "when twenty-one," and to his daughters "at their mar- 
riage.'' Executors brother, Henry Guest, and "Ouzen" Matthew Gill, 
Jun. Witnesses Jacob Stille, George Katts, John Sharp. 

It is possible that William Guest was a son of John 1 Guest, of New 
Brunswick. 



26 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Friend and Mistress, she has most deservedly left an en- 
dearing Remembrance. 

Deep is the Sleep of the Dead, 

Low is their Pillow of Dust, 

When shall it be Morn in the Grave, 

To bid the Slumberer awake? 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2247, January 16, 

1772. 

ROBERT G. LIVINGSTON, 

Will dispose of the following Tracts of land very cheap, 
for ready Money; or if required, for one half thereof, 
Bonds will be taken, viz. . . . 

A Farm in Aim-well, in the County of Hunterdon, New- 
Jersey, formerly occupied by Martin Ryerson, containing 
300 Acres of choice Land, about 20 or 30 Acres of it fine 
Meadow land, Wood-land sufficient for the Farm ; a good 
sash'd House, 5 or 6 Rooms on the first Floor, Out- 
houses, a good "Barn, very pleasantly situated. Enquire 
of James Hude, Esq ; in New-Brunswick, Thomas Atkin- 
son, and Thomas Lowrey, in said Aimwell, about 22 
Miles from New Brunswick. The New York Journal; 
or, The General Advertiser, No. 1515, January 16, 1772 

PHILADELPHIA, January 20. On Monday last were 
married at Burlington, Mr. JAMES SMITH, jun. Son of 
the late Honourable John Smith, to Miss HETTY HEW- 
LINGS, Daughter of William Hewlings, Esq; one of the 
Aldermen of that city. 

A VENDUE 

For the public Sale of all kinds of MERCHANDIZE, is 
kept every week on Friday (and often on Saturday) 

By WILLIAM SITGREAVES, 

At his Vendue-store, the upper end of Second-street. 






NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2 7 

He has for sale a valuable piece of banked Marsh, con- 
taining about 25 acres on Oldman's Creek. 

Also, a good Plantation on Little Egg Harbor, (lately 
the property of Jeremiah Steelman) near one half of 
which is very good Meadow Ground, the other upland 
part is well dunged, and has on it a new two story House, 
Barn, &c. . . . 

%* The purchaser of any of the above tracts of land, 
on giving good security, may have money to improve or 
stock them, and several years credit. The Pennsylvania 
Packet, or The General Advertiser, No. 13, January 20, 
1772. 

TO BE SOLD, 

THAT most agreeably situated and valuable farm (late 
Mr. Saltar's) in New- Jersey, where the subscriber 
now lives, on the river Delaware, about two miles below 
Trenton falls; The farm contains about 360 acres of 
land, 154 of which is excellent low meadow in full im- 
provement, and divided into 8 several fields, well fenced, 
and the whole dry enough for any kind of grain, or Hemp, 
for which the soil is particularly adapted. The cleared 
up-land contains about 120 acres properly divided, and in 
good fence; The remainder is very good wood and tim- 
ber land, a very fine out let or range for cattle and horses 
both above, and on the river below. The orchard is large, 
thrifty, and of the best grafted fruit, both for cyder and 
house use. The garden is large, neat, well inclosed, and 
stored with a variety of the best table fruit. 

The house, barn, stables, and other out houses are all 
in good repair, about 200 tun of hay with about fifty acres 
of wheat and rye in the ground, will also be disposed of 
if chose, together with several valuable farming Negroes, 
men, women, and children, breeding mares of the best 
kind, a number of horses young and old, a large stock of 



28 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

cattle, sheep, hogs, and farming utensils of all kinds, &c. 
boats, net, &c. there being some valuable fisheries on the 
river within the lines, and the navigation coming up to 
the very banks, will always render transporting any 
produce to Philadelphia market extremely convenient and 
easy. 

The elegant situation of this place, and the noble pros- 
pect it commands, both for extent of view, as well as lawn 
and water scene, must ever recommend it as a seat, to any 
gentleman of taste; and for sport, none excells, particu- 
larly for the gun; and angling in the different seasons. 
Many other advantages attends it both as a valuable and 
profitable farm, as well as genteel seat, that are too numer- 
ous to be described here, and better understood on a view 
of the premises. If the purchase money be well secured, 
and interest regularly paid, the principal may remain eight 
or ten years, if agreeable, or more. 

^ Bow Hill, Jan. 9, 1772, 

WILLIAM PIDGEON. 1 

To be sold at private sale, any time before the first of 
May next, and if not sold, then to be lett, 

A Very good dwelling-house, with near five acres of 
excellent upland, meadow, and a stable and barn on 
the same; there is also a new kitchen adjoining said 
house on the rear, with a very good garden-spot and well 
of water close by the door. The premises are now in the 
tenure of Josiah Stanbury, Tavern-keeper, in Bound- 
Brook, and are allow'd to be as well situated as any in the 
town : They would suit either doctor, lawyer, merchant, 
tradesman, or tavern-keeper. For further particulars 
apply to the printer hereof, Mr. Tobias Van Norden, 

l For notices of William Pidgeon, see N. J. Archives, XXVI. , 40, 135. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2 9 

merchant, in Bound-Brook, or the subscriber in Newark, 
who will give an indisputable title for the same. 

WILLIAM HADDON. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1056, January 20, 1772. 

To be sold or let, in Elizabeth Town New-Jersey, a 
house and lot of ground, lately rented to Capt. Moles- 
worth of the 29th regiment, and as pleasantly situated as 
any in that place : If let, the house will be put into repair. 
Also another house and lot adjoining it, where John 
Gray now lives. Enquire as above or of Elias Boudenot, 
Esq; there. 

TO BE SOLD 

A Tract of land, containing near three hundred acres, 
situated in the county of Morris, New-Jersey, on 
part of the fourth branch of Rariton, and lately belonging 
to Richard Reading. 

The Land is a pretty good soil, well watered, and in the 
neighbourhood of Mr. Joseph Jelf's store, where there is 
a constant market for all kinds of country produce. Any 
reasonable time will be given for payment of the purchase, 
on good security. For further particulars, apply to John 
Smith, in the borough town of Westchester, or Elias 
Boudenot, Esq; of Elizabeth-Town. Supplement to The 
New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, January 20, 
1772. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 27. Lately married, at Flemington, 
in New-Jersey, Mr. THOMAS SKELTON, of the Island of 
Jamaica, to Miss ELIZABETH LOWRY, Daughter of Mr. 
THOMAS LOWRY, of Amwell, in said Province, Merchant. 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle; and Universal Advertiser, 
No. 263, January 2027, 1772. 



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Salem, January 16, 1772 
EIGHT DOLLARS Reward 

Run away from the subscriber, living in the town of 
Salem, on Monday, the ijth instant, an Irish servant man, 
named William Herrogan, who was imported in the year 
1769, in the ship Earl of Donegall, Duncan Ferguson, 
Master; he is about 25 years of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches 
high, thick set, red hair, light grey eyes, broad face, a 
little pock-marked, sores or blotches on the back of each 
hand; had on and took with him, one greyish coloured 
cloth jacket, with cuffs to the sleeves, lined with striped 
linsey woolsey, an old striped linsey jacket under it, tow 
shirt and trowsers, patched on both knees, one pair of 
black and white yarn stockings and one pair of blue and 
white ditto. Whoever takes up and secures the said ser- 
vant, so that his master may have him again, shall receive 
the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by me 

BENJAMIN DEBOW. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2248, January 23, 
1772. 

WOODBURY, (New- Jersey) January 16, 1772. 
WHEREAS a certain HENRY CHILDERS, who, some time 
past, worked in this town with Job Whittle and Edward 
Moore, as a weaver, did, on the I5th of this inst. in the 
evening, leave the place in company with a certain JAMES 
JENNINGS, intending (as they said) to go to Salem, and 
lodged that night at the Widow Gorman's tavern, five 
miles from Woodbury, and were seen going from thence 
together the next morning : James Jennings's wife, being 
uneasy at her husband's absence, pursued their track the 
next morning, and got intelligence of them at the tavern 
above-named; but from that to Philadelphia, could get 
no further account of her said husband : But was told in 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 31 

Philadelphia, that Childers was seen in that city with Jen- 
nings's cloaths on, being a dark snuff coloured forrest 
cloth coat, with shaloon lining of a dark colour, and a 
piece of another colour between the shoulders, about the 
breadth of a man's hand, put in when the lining gave way; 
likewise, a red jacket with black glass buttons, and im- 
agines he may have her husband's other cloaths in his 
(Jennings's) wallet, which he had with him in Philadel- 
phia. Childers had on, when he went from Woodbury, 
a homespun jacket with striped linsey lining, and a piece 
put in at each side under the arms to make it wider; he 
wore under the first jacket, one of silk and cotton, red 
and white, with a piece set in at the breast, where it was 
wore, newly done : And, upon qualification before Justice 
REILY at Marcus Hook, it was proved, that he sold the 
homespun jacket, in which he left Woodbury, to a young 
man living at the Ferry, the opposite shore to the Hook : 
Childers likewise had Jennings^s pocket book in his 
pocket; it was of black leather, folding double, in which 
was a silver dollar, a half dollar and two quarters of a 
dollar, with two thirds of a dollar in paper money : The 
money his wife gave to him, to which she was qualified; 
but knows not what he might have had of his own beside. 
Childers is a middling tall man, having the yellow jaun- 
dice very bad, and had on, when he came into Philadelphia, 
a ruffled shirt, for which he exchanged an old coat in 
Woodbury, with an Irish taylor; he wore a castor hat, 
with a black ribbond round the crown, and a pair of stock- 
ings, which he bought from Mark Miller of Woodbury, 
some time before he left it, and tore a hole in one of the 
calfs trying to get it on. Now, as from the above and 
several concurring circumstances, there is strong reason 
to believe the said Henry Childers has robbed (if not 
murdered) the said James Jennings: These are there- 
fore, in behalf of a poor distressed woman, to request all 



32 

and every one, who may read this advertisement, to en- 
deavour to detect the said Henry Childers, where, or 
whenever they may meet him, so that he may be brought 
to justice and receive a reward proportionable to the crime 
or crimes he may have committed, and leave word thereof 
at JOHN GIBSON'S, Esq; Mayor of the city of Philadelphia. 

CATHARINE JENNINGS. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1520, January 23, 1772. 

TO BE RENTED, 

And entered upon the first of May next, a good Dwell- 
ing-House and Garden, together with a Brick Yard and a 
very good Brick Shed, containing ninety Feet in Length 
and fourteen Feet wide. Water and Wood may be had 
very convenient to carry on the Brick-making Business; 
the Clay is known to make Bricks of the best Sort, and 
two Yoke of Oxen may be had, with the above Conve- 
niences, it lies^ within three Quarters of a Mile of a very 
good Landing: For further Particulars, inquire of 
CORNELIUS COVENHOVEN, Jun. 

Monmouth, Middletown, Jan. 2Oth, 1772. 

INFORMATION is hereby intended to be given the pub- 
lic, that the subscriber being advanced in years, and in- 
firm of body, proposes to sell at private sale his plantation, 
containing 120 acres of land, about 15 acres of which is 
meadow, that has been and may be watered ; 'tis situated 
in the township of Hopewell, in the county of Hunterdon 
and province of New-Jersey. There are on the premises, 
a good stone dwelling-house, stone kitchen, granary, and 
framed barn, a spring of water very convenient, that not 
only supplies the house and kitchen, but also accommo- 
dates a distillery, over which a new stone house is erected ; 
two very good bearing orchards, &c. The premises in 



17/2] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 33 

good repair, having thereon near 600 rods of stone-fenc- 
ing : It will be sold altogether, or a part thereof, as may 
best suit the purchaser, and may be entered upon the ist 
of May next. Any person inclining to purchase, can 
view the premises and agree upon reasonable terms, with 

JOSEPH PRICE. 
Hopewell, Jan. 12th., 1772. 

The New York Journal; or, The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1516, January 23, 1772. 

Roads-Town, January 2Oth, 1772. 

CUMBERLAND STAGE. 

The Subscriber returns his hearty thanks to his friends 
and kind customers for the encouragement they have 
given to his stage, and begs a continuance of their favours, 
as he has taken the house wherein Uriah Bacon formerly 
lived, which is a convenient house, well situated for his 
business, and in the centre of Roads-Town. He has like- 
wise a good New Waggon, completely fitted to carry 
twelve persons comfortably, the body of which hangs on 
springs : He sets out from the abovementioned place 
every Tuesday morning, and proceeds to Mr. Jacob 
Freeze's; from thence to Mr. Jacob Elwell's; from thence 
to Mr. Joseph Champney's, at all which places orders are 
taken in for said stage; and from thence to the city of 
Philadelphia. He returns again on Thursdays, perform- 
ing the stage on the same days and hours as usual. He 
likewise continues driving his stage to the town of Green- 
wich on Mondays and Fridays, to the house of Mr. Seth 
Bowen, as- formerly. Those who please to favour him 
with their custom, may depend on the best usage from 

Their humble servant, 

MICHAEL LEE. 

N. B. All letters, packets, or other things designed for 

3 



34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

his stage, are to be left at the Widow Austin and Son's, 
at the New Ferry-House, Philadelphia. 

NEW-YORK, January 20. Capt. Manfod from St. Au- 
gustine, acquaints us, that all the transports of which he 
was one, arrived safe there with the 29th regiment from 
New-Jersey. 

BRIDGE-TOWN, CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

WEST NEW- JERSEY, Jan. 2$th, 1772. 
THIS is to inform the Public in general, that the Sub- 
scriber intends to drive a STAGE, from his house in Bridge- 
Town, opposite to Cumberland Court-house, which will 
set out every Tuesday morning at four o'clock, and drive 
through Deerfield, in a direct road to William Cooper's 
ferry. All Gentlemen and Ladies that will favour him 
with their custom, may depend on the best usage. News- 
papers, and other business, will be done with the utmost 
care and diligence, at the usual rates; and all orders 
punctually obeyed by 

Their humble servant, 

AZEL PIERSON. 

N. B. All letters, or other things, directed for said 
stage, to be left at the Widow Austin and Son's, at the 
New Ferry-House, Philadelphia. 

Just Published, and to be Sold by \ JOHN DUNLAP, | 
At the Newest Printing-Office, in Market-street, | AN | 

ADDRESS FROM THE | CLERGY of NEW-YORK and NEW- 
JERSEY, TO THE | EPISCOPALIANS IN VIRGINIA; Occa- 

sioned by some late Transactions in that Colony, | rela- 
tive to an | AMERICAN EPISCOPATE. Quu furor iste 

novus? Quo nunc, quo tenditis, iniquit: \ non 

host em, inimicaque castra Argivum: Vestras spes, 
iiritis. - | Vir. AEn. v. 670. | Where also may 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 35 

be had,, A CRITICAL I COMMENTARY ON ARCHBISHOP 



SECKER S LETTER,, 
TIO WALPOLE, 



TO THE 



RIGHT HONOURABLE HORA- 



CONCERNING 



BISHOPS IN AMERICA 



Meditor esse affabilis, Et bene procedlt. 



Paulatim plebem primulum meam. The Penn- 
sylvania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 14, Jan- 
uary 27, 1772. 

To be SOLD 

TOGETHER or in parcels, three hundred and sixteen 
acres of exceeding good land, being the best and 
most valuable part of that noted farm or plantation for- 
merly belonging to Mr. Henry Long-field, deceased, lying 
upon Rariton river, in the county of Middlesex and prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, and almost contiguous to the city of 
New-Brunswick; near one half of which is cleared, and 
in prime order for raising grain of any kind, having lain 
fallow and uncultivated for near twelve years past, and 
in good fence; the remainder is good wood and timber 
land; there is on it a thriving young orchard of about 
four hundred grafted apple trees just beginning to bear, 
and about nine or ten acres of meadow ground bearing 
English grass, and much more of the same kind may be 
made at a trifling expence, a very rich and well timber'd 
swamp being within the said tract at about a miles dis- 
tance from New-Brunswick, where there is a ready mar- 
ket for the wood and all other kind of produce; there is 
also a merchant's grist-mill, and a range of some thousand 
acres of unimproved lands adjoining the said tract'; which 
is very pleasantly and commodiously situated, lying al- 
most in a square of fifty chains wide, and sixty in length ; 
and the height of the banks of Rariton river in the front, 
and of Lawrence's brook on the rear, being such as to 
make any fencing in those places unnecessary; and in 
order to accommodate the purchaser, a sufficient quantity 



36 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

of the best kind of salt meadow will be sold with the tract, 
being an island lying on Rariton river and Lawrence's 
brook aforesaid, and within a mile of the premises, to 
which the hay may, with equal ease and conveniency, be 
either carted or rafted. Any person inclining to purchase, 
may agree for the same by applying to the subscriber, liv- 
ing near New-Brunswick, who will give an indisputable 
title and a number of years for the payment of the pur- 
chase money, at a moderate interest. 

ANTHONY WHITE. 1 

The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1057, January 27, 1772. 

The subscriber begs leave to inform the public, that he 
has purchased the SALEM STAGE WAGGON, and drives the 
same every week to Cooper's Ferry, and returns to Salem, 
to the house of Mr. John Dickinson, at the usual times, 
in order to serve the public ; and whereas a person has set 
up a new stage^in opposition to the old one, he hopes that 
those who have heretofore made use of the old stage, will 
still continue their favours, and all others who are pleased 
to favour him with their custom, may depend upon good 
usage, and a faithful discharge of the trust reposed in 
their humble servant. 

SAMUEL BOWEN. 

This is to give notice, that on Tuesday, the 2ist of this 
instant, the subscriber's STAGE WAGGON will set out from 
the house of Joseph Burroughs, Esq ; in the town of Salem 
at six o'clock in the morning, and drive from thence to 
William Cooper's Ferry, and return to the said Joseph 
Burrough's the Thursday following, and so continue 
weekly to drive on the aforesaid days. Price for passen- 
gers carried the whole distance, Five Shillings each, and 

1For a sketch of Anthony White, see N. J. Archives, 2d Series, III.. 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3? 

in proportion for any passengers taken up on the road; 
lumber at Four Shillings and Six-pence per hundred 
weight, the whole distance, and in proportion for any 
shorter distance; and news-papers he purposes to bring 
at Half-a-Crown a year each. Those Gentlemen and La- 
dies who will please to favour him with their custom, may 
depend on good usage, and the utmost care to oblige, by 
their humble servant, 

SAMUEL BRICK. 

N. B. For the convenience of the country, he intends 
to go every Monday afternoon to Quinton's Bridge, and 
return the same evening, with passengers and parcels to 
Salem. All persons that have letters to go to Salem, or 
any where in the country, may leave them at the New- 
Ferry, in Philadelphia. 

Trenton, Hunterdon County, West New Jersey. 

Jan 24, 1772 

To BE SOLD, by the Subscriber hereof, 
A PLANTATION, containing 100 acres of land, whereof 
there is cleared about 50 acres of tillable land, as also 10 
acres of meadow; the remainder of the tract is of good 
timber sufficient to accommodate the whole with fencing 
and firewood ; the whole farm being inclosed with a good 
fence, and is well watered. There is also on said tract a 
most valuable quarry of as good building stone as any in 
the province, whereof can be easily raised a great quantity 
of flag stones, of any size for paving, or making any other 
ornamental uses; also there is a good bearing orchard, 
with a collection of choice stone fruit, such as peaches, 
plumbs, &c. and on the said premises there is a good 
dwelling-house of two rooms on a floor, and a good 
kitchen, with a cellar under the same, as also a good barn, 
granary and stable, with a good well of water, situated 
about half a mile from Trenton, on a public road running 



38 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

up the river Delaware, and has a most beautiful prospect 
of the said river, being bounded on the same a little above 
the Falls thereof, and has the advantage of a good fishery, 
such as shad, herring, sturgeon, rock-fish, perch &c, which 
affords great diversion in trowling and angling. The said 
premises will suit for a gentleman's seat or a farmer. Also 
one other tract of land, lying about three miles from Tren- 
ton, adjoining the lands of Mrs. Achey Lambert, and Isaac 
Pearson, Esq; in Nottingham township, Burlington 
county, containing about 430 acres, the same being all 
wood-land, well timbered, whereon there is about 100 
acres of a deep and good soil of maple swamp, that may 
be easily cleared, and made choice meadow ; there is also 
a great quantity of good clay, fit for a potter or any other 
use. And as Trenton and the country around the same 
are supplied from Philadelphia with earthen wares, it is 
thought that the potter's business would answer well, as 
it is centered in a good part of the country, and near sev- 
eral towns. The above premises lying about two miles 
from three good landings, whereof the wood may be 
transported to Philadelphia, or carried to Trenton. Who- 
ever inclines to purchase, by paying one half of the pur- 
chase money down, may have time for the remainder, with 
interest, and security, if required. 

JOSEPH HIGBE 

N. B. There is a stream of water on the first described 
premises, thought to be sufficient for a paper or oil-mill, 
neither of which being in this county. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2249, January 30, 1772. 

Fourfold township, Cumberland county, 

West N. Jersey. 

WHEREAS LYDIA, the wife of JONADAB SOCKWELL, 
hath eloped from her said husband, and refuses to come 
and live with me again; these are to forewarn all persons 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 39 

from trusting her the said LYDIA any thing upon my ac- 
count, as I will pay no debts of her contracting from the 
date hereof. Witness my Hand, this 2Qth day of October, 
1771. 

JONADAB SOCKWELL. 

Salem, November 18, 1771. 
TEN POUNDS Reward 

Run away from the subscribers, the following persons, 
viz. JOHN COLGAN, an Irishman, about 28 or 30 years 
of age, dark complexion, black eyes, short black hair, 
which curls very much, a little pock-marked, about 5 feet 
6 or 7 inches high, a thick, well-set fellow, a very remark- 
able cast with his eyes, sings a good song; took with him 
a brown broadcloth coat and jacket, leather breeches, a 
blue surtout coat, and ribbed worsted stockings, his other 
cloaths uncertain; he has followed school-keeping some 
time, is fond of company, and apt to ( get in liquor ; he 
went away about the 28th of June last. 

JOHN BARLOW, an Englishman, about 35 years old, 
about 5 feet 9 inches high, of a sandy complexion, light 
hair, which he wears tied, thin visaged, with a hooked 
nose, stoops pretty much when he walks. There we at 
away with him a woman which he calls his wife; a thick 
short woman, much pock-marked, with a long nose and 
red hair; she came fr_>m England to Baltimore: They 
are both fond of liquor, and are apt to quarrel when 
drunk. He went away about 16 months since. 

HOWELL DAWDY, about 26 years of age, about 5 feet 
9 inches high, of a sandy complexion, red beard, with a 
hair mole on the right side of his chin, sandy hair, which 
he wore tied, thin visaged, he pretends to be a carpenter, 
is a well made fellow, sings a good song, and is very fond 
of company; he took with him a light coloured saggathy 
coat, nankeen jacket and breeches, a pair of leather 



40 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

breeches, an old green lappelled jacket, ribbed worsted 
hose, marked I. B. on the top of each stocking; it is sup- 
posed he stole a light coloured surtout coat; he plays a 
little on the violin; he went away the I4th of this month, 
and is supposed he is gone to the eastward. 

Whoever apprehends the above described persons, shall 
receive the above reward, or Four Pounds for either, from 
SAMUEL DICK, and CURTIS TRENCHARD. 

Springfield, Burlington-County, Nov. 30, 1771 

The Subscriber, being in Years, purposes to leave off 
Farming, and has now to dispose of a likely Negroe Man, 
21 Years of Age, has been in the Country seven Years, 
understands Country Work, is a willing industrious Fel- 
low, and very handy about a House. Also a Mulatoe 
Lad, this Country born, 15 Years of Age, large and 
strong, understands Plantation Work well, is a good 
Hand among Horses, and drives a Team well. 

If any Person*or Persons has any Demand against the 
Subscriber, they are desired to come in for immediate 
Satisfaction; and those indebted to him, to comply with 
their Agreements. 

JOSEPH BIDDLE 

Gloucester, December 3, 1771 

Run away from WILLIAM Hucc, 1 of Gloucester, on 
Tuesday, the 26th of November last, a Mulattoe servant 
man, named CORNELIUS GALLAGHAN, about 26 years of 
g e > 5 f eet 6 inches and a half high; had on when he went 
away, a grey homespun jacket, blue duffel trowsers, new 
shoes, an old hat, and an old coarse shirt, but it is sup- 
posed he will change all his clothes. He is middling well 
set, red beard, has lost the first joint off the fore finger of 

*For a notice of William Hugg, see N. J. Archives, XX., 193. 






I/7 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4 1 

his left hand, and part of the other next to it. Whoever 
shall take up said runaway, and secure him in any of his 
Majesty's goals, or bring him to me, the subscriber, shall 
have Forty Shillings reward, and all reasonable charges, 
paid by 

WILLIAM HUGG. 

N. B. All masters of vessels, and others, are strictly 
forbid carrying off, or harbouring said servant. Supple- 
ment to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 224.9, January 30, 
1772. 

To the PUBLIC. 

THE MATTISONIA GRAMMAR-School in Lower-Free- 
hold, is still continued uiider the Patronage of the Rev. 
Messrs. William Tennent, Charles M'Knight and William 
Ayres, and Doct. Nathaniel Scudder, who purpose con- 
stantly to provide said School with an able Teacher, and 
visit it as often as may be necessary. 

The Gentleman who now presides in the School, and 
gives singular Satisfaction, is Mr. MOSES ALLEN, late 
of Nassau-Hall. 

He teaches the Latin and Greek Languages with Accu- 
racy, and is particularly attentive to the Reading and Pro- 
nunciation of the English Tongue. 

The Situation of the School is suqh, that the Pupils are 
perhaps as little exposed to Temptation, or any Thing 
that may corrupt their Morals, as in any Part of Amer- 
ica. 

N. B. Board, including Washing, Fire-Wood and 
Candles, is 'at present no higher than Seven Shillings and 
Six Pence Proclamation Money, per Week. 
Freehold. New-Jersey, Jan. 15, 1772. 

The New York Journal; or, The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1517, January 30, 1772. 



42 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

PHILADELPHIA, February 3. Extract of a letter from 
Trenton, January 30. 

"This morning, a most terrible fire broke out in this 
town, which, in a few hours, consumed eight dwelling 
houses with several stables. The consternation of the 
inhabitants upon this occasion cannot be described. I 
have not time to add particulars. Several gentlemen have 
sustained heavy loses, among whom is our worthy friend 
Dunlap Adams, whose loss it is said, amounts to near 
seven thousand pounds." The Pennsylvania Packet, and 
the General Advertiser, No. 15, February 3, 1772. 

Several Counterfeit Jersey Three Pound Bills are now 
current among us, dated 3ist of Dec. 1763, signed Smith, 
Johnston and Skinner: They are well executed, but the 
Coat of Arms and bordering appear more plain in them 
than in the true Ones : The Words, New Jersey, Three 
Pounds, on the Margin of the Sun, is very visible and 
plain in the Counterfeits, and scarcely to be observed in 
the true Ones; fhe Coat of Arms is very remarkable in 
the Plainness of the Supporters. In the Word THREE 
in the Counterfeits, under the Sun, the two EE's are 
shorter than the Rest of the Word. In the true Bills, on 
the right Hand Border, are two remarkable black Spots, 
near the upper and lower End, which are wanting in the 
Counterfeits : The Signers Names is wrote well, and 
rather better than the true Ones. The New-York Go- 
zette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1058, February 3, 
1772. 

To BE SOLD 

A PLANTATION, containing upwards of 336 acres, now 
in the tenure of Thomas Hay, situated in the township of 
Chesterfield, in the county of Burlington, and Province 
of New-Jersey, adjoining to Crosswick's Creek, just at 
the head of the tide, opposite to two fine landings, from 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 43 

which great quantities of country produce of almost every 
kind are continually transported to Philadelphia, scarce a 
mile from an excellent grist-mill, which is a ready market 
for all sorts of grain, about two miles and a half from 
Crosswick's Meeting-house, and nearly the same distance 
from Bordentown, being an exceeding healthy part of the 
country; on the said plantation are a good new two story 
brick dwelling-house, a frame kitchen, and a well of ex- 
cellent water, with a good pump therein, near the door, a 
very convenient frame barn and stable, almost new, and 
a fine thriving orchard near the same, a considerable quan- 
tity of excellent low land and meadow on the creek, which 
runs near a mile and a half along the side of the said plan- 
tation, which, with the addition of a little fence, encloses 
the whole place; about half the plantation, on that side 
next the creek, is chiefly a fertile, dark sandy soil, exceed- 
ing good for Indian corn and rye, consequently very well 
adapted for raising pork, that valuable article of com- 
merce, for which the county of Burlington is so justly 
famous; through the middle of the place it is mostly un- 
improved timber swamp, which, if cleared, might make 
excellent pasture land or meadow, whereby a considerable 
dairy might be kept, as the meadows already cleared are 
said to yield about 40 tons of hay in a season, and the 
back part of the said place is a more loomy soil, conse- 
quently proper for wheat and pasture; therefore, upon the 
whole, there is not, perhaps, a greater variety of soil, or 
place where pleasure and profit are more happily united, 
in any part of the province. Any person inclining to pur- 
chase, is desired to view the premises, where the pleas- 
antness of the situation and agreeable prospects, the ben- 
efit of so handy a navigation, and the rural retirement, 
while surrounded (at a small distance) with polite and 
agreeable company, with a number of other advantages, 
will naturally occur to the curious observer, in much more 



44 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

striking colours than they can here be represented. The 
title is clear and indisputable; and for terms (which will 
be very reasonable) apply to STACY POTTS in Trenton, 
about 5 miles from the premises. 

January 20, 1772. 

To be SOLD by the SUBSCRIBERS 

Executors of the testament and last will of JOHN VINING, 

deceased. 

A TRACT of LAND, situate in Salem county, in the 
province of West New- Jersey, adjoining to the town of 
Salem, and extending two miles on a navigable creek, 
which ebbs and flows six feet. This tract is accommo- 
dated with several good landings on the said creek, dis- 
tant about 30 miles from Philadelphia, and four from a 
Glass-house, where many German families are settled. 
The whole tract contains 1722 acres, whereof 170 are 
banked meadow, producing fine grass; 176 are marsh, 
which may at a small expence be banked and drained, and 
converted into excellent meadow for grass or hemp; 1081 
acres are upland, remarkably well timbered; 81 acres are 
white oak swamp, of a most luxurious soil, and the re- 
maining 295 acres are cleared, on which are erected a 
large frame barn, [a large two-story 1 ] brick messuage, 
two brick kitchens and a large frame barn, besides several 
other convenient out-houses. The whole of this land is 
perhaps equal to any in East or West-Jersey, as well in 
the fertility of the soil, as the value of the timber, and 
may be conveniently divided into several excellent farms, 
both for cultivation and grazing, with a sufficient quan- 
tity of meadow, arable and wood-land to each farm. 

Also a tract containing 500 acres of wood-land con- 
tiguous to the above described tract. 

iThese words are in the advertisement as published in The Pennsyl- 
vania Chronicle, No. 264, Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 1772. 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 45 

The titles are indisputable, and the land clear of quit- 
rent. Any persons inclining to purchase the whole, or 
any part of the above described lands, may know the 
terms, by applying to BENJAMIN CHEW, CHARLES 
RIDGELY, or BENJAMIN WYNKOOP. 

To be SOLD, by way of public VENDUE, on the i6th day of 

March next, on the premises, 

Two tracts of Land, situate in East- Jersey a quarter 
of a mile from Prince-Town, adjoining lands of Richard 
Stockton, Joseph Horner, and others, containing 261 
acres; on said premises are a frame dwelling-house, barn 
and orchard; there are near 200 acres thereof cleared, 
near 15 acres whereof are good meadow, part whereof 
may be watered from a good spring, the remainder of 
said land is well timbered; late the property of Samuel 
Cary and to be sold by SARAH CARY, executrix, SAMUEL 
CARY and DAVID TWINING, Executors. 

N. B. The conditions of sale will be made known the 
day and place of sale. January 27, 1772 

Last Thursday Morning, between One and Two 
o'Clock, a Fire broke out in the House of Mr. Dunlap 
Adams, at Trenton, which together with all his Goods, 
was entirely consumed; as were also the houses of Mrs. 
Merseilles, Mrs. Cumings, Mr. Howe and Mr. Moore, 
some Stables, and several other Buildings; and Mr. Pink- 
erton's House, where the Fire stopped was a good Deal 
damaged. The Wind carried the Flakes of Fire to some 
Distance, whereby the Roofs of eight or ten more Houses 
were set on Fire, at the same Time, by which Means the 
necessary Help could not be collected to assist at those 
Houses that were burnt. 

Mount-holly, January 27, 1772. 
All Persons indebted to the Estate of Joseph Smith, 



46 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

deceased, late of Crosswicks, in New Jersey, and who 
formerly dwelt at Kensington, in the Northern Liberties 
of the City of Philadelphia, are requested to make imme- 
diate Payment to the Subscriber; and those who have any 
legal Demands against the said Estate, are desired to 
bring them in, properly attested, to 

RUTH SMITH, Administratrix 

Salem, West New- Jersey, January 24, 1772 
On the 1 7th instant was committed to my custody, a 
certain DANIEL M'ANITINIE, as advertised in the Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 2247, who run away from his mas- 
ter the 1 5th of December last, and answers the descrip- 
tion given of him in said advertisement, but will not ac- 
knowledge he has any master. Also a Negroe man, who 
calls himself Jacob, and came from Snow-Hill, in Mary- 
land (as he says) but has been detected in several fals- 
hoods concerning where he lived, and is a smart active 
lively Negroe, oi about 22 years of age, and has a pass 
with him, which is supposed to be a forged one. These 
are therefore to request their said master or masters to 
come and take them out, and pay the costs, within six 
weeks from the date hereof, or else they will be sold out 
for the same. 

BATEMAN LLOYD, Sheriff 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2250, February 6, 
1772. 

Philadelphia. Extract of a letter from Trenton, dated 
Friday, Jan. 31. 

"Yesterday morning, between one and two o'clock, a 
fire broke out in Mr. Adams's store, which soon made its 
way into the house, burnt that down, together with Mrs. 
Merseillus's house, Mrs. Cummine's and Mr. How's, 
where it stopt that course: Mr. Morris's stable and a 






I77 2 1 NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 47 

little house Job Mcore lived in, adjoining Mr. Pinkerton, 
are also burnt. Never had a fire a more terrible appear- 
ance in so small a town: I believe, for a considerable 
time, we expected nearly the whole town to have been 
destroyed. Mr. Morris's house, Mrs. Wright's, Mrs. 
Brittain's, Mr. Higbee's were all, at several different times 
on fire; and so was Mr. Reed's kitchen, Mr. Coxe's office, 
&c. When the fire was first discovered, the wind was 
north ; it presently blew from north east : Had it con- 
tinued from the north as it was at first, Mr. Hunt's house 
and stores must have shared the same fate with the other 
sufferers; he was obliged to move chief part of his most 
valuable effects, expecting the house to go : Mr. Clayton 
moved every thing too. Mr. Pinkerton's house was saved 
in a most extraordinary manner ; had that been destroyed, 
there is no telling where it would have stopped. Poor 
Adams lost every thing. I believe all he saved is not 
worth ten pounds. Mr. How saved every thing. All the 
others are considerable sufferers." 

To be SOLD, by the Subscribers, 
In such Parcels, as may best suit the Purchasers, 
A valuable Tract of Improved Land, in the township 
of Alexandria, in the county of Hunterdon, and province 
of New-Jersey, commonly known by the name of BYER- 
LIE'S Tract, containing about 8000 acres, now in the pos- 
session of a number of tenants, whose leases will expire 
the 25th of March next. It is situate on the rivers Dela- 
ware and Musconecong, about six miles below Easton, 
ten miles from Union Iron Works, is contiguous both to 
Mr. Hughes and Mr. Johnson's forges and grist mills, 
and in the neighbourhood of several other grist and saw 
mills. The land is extremely well watered and of an ex- 
cellent quality for raising of wheat and grain of all kinds. 
The tract is accommodated^ with a very good fishing place 



48 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

on the river Delaware, where a great quantity of shad and 
other fish are taken in the proper seasons. The buyers, on 
paying down one third of the purchase money, will have 
time given to pay the rest. For further particulars appli- 
cation may be made to ARCHIBALD STEWART of Andover 
Iron Works, who will attend on the land from the 1st to 
the 25th of March next. 

ALLEN and TURNER. 

RUN-AWAY from the Subscriber at Bladensburgh, in 
Maryland, a Negro man, EZEKIEL, born in the Jerseys, 
30 years old, 5 feet 10 or 1 1 inches high, thin faced, slim 
made, and very active, speaks good English and Low 
Dutch, is very plausible in his discourse, and crafty in 
his behaviour, that whoever apprehends him, must take 
great care, or he will give them the slip : He can make 
coarse shoes, and for five years past worked at his former 
master's Starr Forge, on Still-Water, in Sussex county, 
New-Jersey, where he has been many times seen since he 
ran away. Whoever apprehends the said Negro, and 
secures him in any goal, shall receive FORTY SHILLINGS; 
or if delivered to me, or Mr. JAMES MACCUBBIN, Mr. 
JAMES WHITEHEAD, in Philadelphia, shall receive FIVE 
POUNDS reward, paid by 

Feb. 6. JAMES MILLER. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1522, February 6, 1772. 

Mr. Holt, Please to insert the following in your next 
paper, and you will oblige Amor Jtistitiae. 

Freehold in New-Jersey January 15, 1772. 

Pulchrum est, benefacere Reipublicae 

At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace, held at 
Perth-Amboy I. W 1 a man in power and a strenuous 
assertor of the rights of the subject, was indicted by the 



17/2] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 49 

Grand Jury for no less a Crime than that of Usury. It is 
hoped that Gentleman will endeavour to exculpate himself 
by a public enquiry from so heavy a charge, before he 
attempts to offer himself as a Candidate at any future 
Election for representatives, and not get the matter hush'd 
up as I. V d n of this County did, who was also lately 
indicted here for Usury, The very man who bawl'd out 
so much against extortion in our late disturbances here. 

New-Castle, October 7, 1771. 
The NEW-CASTLE 

LOTTERY, 
On Delaware, 

For raising the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, New- 
York Currency, for the United Presbyterian Churches in 
the City of New York, and the Presbyterian Churches of 
New-Castle, and Christiana Bridge. 

The SCHEME. . . . 

And the Prizes will be paid, subject to a Deduction of 
Fifteen per Cent, by Messrs. David Vanhorn, John Mur- 
ray, Joseph Hallet, William Neilson, Walter Buchanan, 
and John Morton, Merchants, in New-York, Mr. Abra- 
ham Hunt, Merchant, in Trenton, Mr. Enos Kelsey, Mer- 
chant, in Princetown, Doctor John Cochran New-Bruns- 
wick, Robert Ogden, Esq; and Mr. John Blanchard, Mer- 
chant, in Elizabeth-Town. . . . The New York Jour- 
nal; or, The General Advertiser, No. 1518, February 6, 
1772. 

The NOTED TAVERN 

IN the Town of Woodbridge, East New- Jersey, most 
agreeably situated, and now in the Possession of Capt. 
Nathaniel Herd; 1 with 40 Acres of Land, is TO BE LET: 
For Terms, apply to said Herd. 

a For a sketch of Capt. Nathaniel Heard, see N. J. Archives, 2d Series, 
I., 9. 



5O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Monmouth, ) T) Y order of the Hon. John Ander- 

New- Jersey, \ tJson, and John Taylor, Esqrs, two 

of the judges of the court of common pleas for said 
county, Josiah Halstead, a prisoner for debt in the goal 
of said county, having been duly sworn and filed his 
schedule pursuant to the late act of assembly of said prov- 
ince, entitled, An act for the relief of insolvent debtors, 
made in the tenth year of his majesty's reign, and in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty- 
nine: Now these are to give notice to the creditors of said 
debtors, that they be together at the court-house of said 
county, on the eleventh day of March, annoq; domini, 
1772, to shew cause before the said judges, if any they 
have, why the said prisoner should not be discharged from 
his confinement pursuant to the said act. 

To be Sold, or Let, 
And entered on immediately, 

A Very goojj grist-mill, together with about 70 acres 
of land, lying on Mattawan creek, within about half 
a mile of Middle-Town Point, in East New-Jersey; the 
said mills consists of two pair of stones, and three bolting 
boxes, all which go by water, which makes it extreamly 
easy to tend the mills; an extraordinary and large mill- 
house, well calculated for taking in large quantities of, 
grain. The said mills, mill-house, mill-dam, and flood- 
gates, were all lately put in new and good repair. There 
is on said land two dwelling-houses, one of which is large 
and convenient, with a good, large and convenient shop 
added to it, suitable for a trader, as the place and situation 
is well calculated for that business; there is also a barn 
and sundry other out-houses on said land. The quality 
of the land, as follows, viz. About 45 acres of wood land, 
about 7 acres of salt meadow, the remainder clear'd land, 
on part of which is a good young bearing orchard of about 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 51 

60 apple trees, all grafts, also some peach and plumb trees. 
It is a noted place for conveniency to fowling, fishing, 
oyster ing, clamming, &c., as the land lays on both sides 
of the creek; and further, the boats that frequently fol- 
low coasting between Middle-Town Point and New- York, 
can go up the creek within a few rods of the mill. For 
further particulars, and conditions of sale, enquire of Mr. 
John Burrows, at Middle-Town Point, or Nathaniel 
Marston, merchant, in New- York, who will agree on 
reasonable terms, and give an indisputable title for the 
same. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1059, February 10, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17. Extract of a Letter from 
Salem, (New- Jersey} February 10, 1772. 

"Talbert, the Shopkeeper, at Quintent's 1 Bridge, is in 
Gaol for the Murder of his Wife. She had been burried 
three Days, when she was taken up by the Coroner. The 
Inquest brought their Verdict in "Guilty of shortening 
her Days." He is to remain in Prison till the Chief Judge 
comes down to try him for his Life. She was a Sister of 
Edward Keasby, Esq's Wife. 

"A few Days ago our Gaol was broken open and four 
Prisoners escaped." The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 
266, February 10-17, I 77 2 - 

Extract of a Letter from Mr. DUNLAP ADAMS, Mer- 
chant, of Trenton, to his Friend in New York, dated Feb- 
ruary 2. 

"About Two o'Clock in the Morning of last Thursday, 
I awoke, hearing the crackling Noise of Fire; I desired 
my Wife to arise, for that I thought the House in Flames ! 
I ran to the Store Door in the Hall, from whence the 
Noise proceeded, and on opening it, the Smoke and Flames 

*Qulnton's. 



52 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

issued out in a Torrent . . passing up the Stair-case, it pre- 
vented my ascending to the Relief of the Rest of my Fam- 
ily : I then made all the Noise in my Power to awake 
them, which succeeded, but the Smoke and Flames pre- 
vented their descending; Providence inspired them with 
Presence of Mind and Courage to retreat to the back Win- 
dow.. My second Daughter jumped down, with her 
younger Sister in her Arms, who, with the Rest of the 
Children, a young Lad and Servant Girl, all escaped un- 
hurt . . Thanks be to God for opening my Eyes at the In- 
stant he did! in a few Minutes after, we must all have 
awoke in Eternity ! I can scarce muster Spirits to write 
to my Brothers, but request you will do it, and inform 
them that I saved neither Book, Paper nor any Thing, 
except one Bed, and a few Trifles. The Inhabitants came 
to our Assistance as quick as they could, with Fire En- 
gines, &c. but the Flames spread so rapidly, they could 
not be stopped, till the following Houses were destroyed, 
viz. Micajah How's, Esq; Mr. Cummins's, Mrs. Mer- 
ceiles's, Mr. Job Moore's, and a Stable belonging to Will- 
iam Morris, Esq. 

Mansfield Township, Burlington County, Feb. 7, 1772. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward 

SUPPOSED to be taken out of the Subscriber's drawer 
this morning by [a Person who calls himself William 
Morlan, but supposed not to be his real Name] WILLIAM 
MORLIN, two joes and n half joes, one milled pistole, and 
about Twenty Pounds in paper money. Said Morlin is 
about 5 feet 10 or n inches high, aged about 27 years, a 
well set fellow, pitted with the small-pox, has lightish 
eyes, and dark curled hair; had on when he went away, a 
coarse hat, a blue [Lapraskel or] surtout with cross pock- 
ets, a blue tight bodied coat, and blue double breasted vest, 
fine shirt marked H. R. ; a striped silk handkerchief about 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 53 

his neck; and had four more of the same piece; buckskin 
breeches [rather] 1 too short for him, redish brown and 
white mixed worsted stockings, new pumps, with yellow 
carved buckles in them. He calls himself this country 
born, but, from his dialect, is supposed to be a West-coun- 
try man. Whoever takes up the said fellow, and secures 
him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that he may be con- 
victed of the theft, shall have the above reward, and all 
reasonable charges, paid by 

WILLIAM SHREVE. 

NOTICE is hereby given to Messieurs HESLOP and 
BLAIR, of Fredericsburg, in Virginia, that their two 
Convict Servants, THOMAS HENRY ENMAN, and WILL- 
IAM MOOR, advertised in 2249 of the Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, are now confined in Trenton Goal, New Jersey, 
where they are desired to come or send for them. 

Salem, West- Jersey, February 9, 1772 

Six POUNDS Reward 

BROKE out of Salem Goal, last night, the three follow- 
ing persons, to wit, JOSEPH BELDEN, born in Cumberland 
county, a well set fellow, about 25 years of age, 5 feet p 
inches high, a fair complexion, lightish brown hair, tied; 
had on, when he broke goal, a blue jacket, old tow trow- 
sers, and old hat, one of his little fingers crook 'd in his 
hand. EVAN GRIFFITH, a Fuller by trade, about 55 years 
of age, a down looking fellow, of a swarthy complexion; 
had on, when he went away, a lightish coloured jacket, 
under plush ditto, blue trowsers, old hat. Also a Negroe, 
who calls his name Jacob; committed on suspicion of 
being a runaway, about 25 years of age, a sly artful fel- 
low; had on a blue jacket, a white under ditto, blue trow- 
sers, and old hat. Whoever takes up and secures the said 

x The words in brackets are from The Pennsylvania Chronicle, etc., No. 
265, Feb. 10, 1772. 



54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?7 2 

persons, or either of them, so that they may be had again, 
shall have Forty Shillings for each, or Six Pounds for the 

three, paid by 

BATEMAN LLOYD, Sheriff 

Gloucester County, January 20, 1772 
SIXTEEN DOLLARS Reward 

RUN away from the subscriber, on the i6th instant, an 
indented servant man, named PETER WOODFORD, about 
5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, appears to be about 21 or 22 
years of age, of a darkish complexion, straight hair, thin 
visage, very much addicted to liquor, a great boaster, and 
very quarrelsome, chews tobacco to a great excess; had 
on, when he went away, an old felt hat, black silk neck- 1 
cloth, brown waistcoat, almost new, old blue woollen trow- 
sers, old ozenbrigs shirt, old stockings, with half boots; 
it is very likely he may change his name and dress, and-, 
call himself Benjamin Davis; it is probable he may pro- 
duce a pass. Whoever takes up the said servant, and se- 
cures him in any of his Majesty's goals, or brings him 
home, shall have the above reward, paid by 

URIAH PAUL. 

On Monday, the loth Instant, in the Evening, a Fire 
broke out in the House of Mr. Thomas Lowrey, 1 at Am- 
well, in Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, which entirely 
consumed his Dwelling-house, and Store adjoining, with 
a great Quantity of Dry Goods. We hear Mr. Lowrey's 
Loss amounts to between Three and Four Thousand 
Pounds. 

Gloucester, West New-Jersey, 

February 17, 1772. 

PURSUANT to the Act of Assembly, entituled "an Act 
for the relief of insolvent debtors" lately made and pro- 

*For notices of Col. Thomas Lowrey, see N. J. Archives, 2d Series, 
I., 33; II., 131. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 55 

vided; this is to give notice to the creditors of JAMES 
MORFORD, now confined in Gloucester goal, to shew cause, 
if any they have, on the I9th day of March next, why an 
assignment of the said James Morford's estate should not 
be made to his creditors, and his body discharged from 
confinement. 

FOUR DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Upper Free- 
hold township, East-New-Jersey, on the i6th day of this 
inst. February, a servant lad, named WILLIAM BIRD, aged 
21 years, about 5 feet 4 inches high, of a fair complexion, 
red hair; had on, when he went away, a new felt hat, 
ozenbrigs shirt, a new homespun suit of drugget, of a dark 
brown colour, with large white metal buttons on the coat, 
and wooden ditto on the jacket, new buckskin breeches, 
yarn stockings, footed, blue and white, calf-skin shoes, 
with buckles, of a yellowish colour, somewhat carved. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him in any of 
his Majesty's county goals, so that his master may have 
him again, shall have the above reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

JAMES LAWRiE 1 

Gloucester ', February 3, 1772 

BY virtue of a writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
public sale, on the 4th day of May next, between the hours 
of 12 and 5 o'clock, on the premises, a valuable plantation, 
containing 210 acres, situate on Woodberry creek, 97^2 
thereof is as good meadow as any in the province, and in 
excellent order, being chiefly in timothy and green grass, 
and is secured from the tide by a dam at the mouth of the 
creek, which is maintained at the expence of a number of 
proprietors ; there is a good orchard thereon, a good two 
story brick house, with 3 rooms on a floor, and a cellar 

!See N. J. Archives, XXVI., 18, note. 



$6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

under the same, a good kitchen adjoining the same, a good 
barn and stables, a granary, and divers other necessary 
out-houses, which renders it both commodious and con- 
venient; the whole adjoining lands of James Whitall, 
William Snowdon, John Hopkins, and others; late the 
property of Abraham Chattin, deceased, seized in execu- 
tion by 

JOSEPH HUGG, Sheriff. 

Gloucester County 

WHEREAS HENRY DAVIS, and JOHN GEORGE DAVIS, 
languishing prisoners, now confined in the common goal 
of said county for debt, do intend to apply to the Judges 
and Justices of the said county, at the next Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, to be held in and for the said county, in order 
to crave the benefit of the Act of the General Assembly 
of the province of New- Jersey, entituled "an act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors :" If therefore any of the cred- 
itors of the said* Henry Davis, and John George Davis, 
or either of them, have any objection against the said 
Henry Davis, and John George Davis, or either of them, 
why they should not receive the benefit of the aforesaid 
Act of General Assembly, they are desired to appear at 
the Court aforesaid, to allege such objections, if any they 
have 

JOHN GEORGE DAVIS, 
HENRY DAVIS 

NOTICE is hereby given to the public, that there are two 
men committed to Trenton goal, Hunterdon county, viz. 
THOMAS HENRY ENMAN, he has lost one of his eyes, and 
has a large scar near said eye, long light hair, fair com- 
plexion, near about 5 feet 9 inches high. The other is 
committed by the name of ROBERT JACKSON, alias WILL- 
IAM MOORE, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, well set, 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 57 

and full faced with black curled hair. Their cloathing for 
the most part is answerable to two men that are adver- 
tised in the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2249; likewise 
they confess themselves to be the same men. Their mas- 
ters, or owners, are hereby requested to come, and de- 
liver them from their confinement, otherwise they will be 
sold to pay cost, and goal fees. 

Peter Hankinson, Coaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2251, February 13, 
1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. We hear that the begining of last 
week a farm house, inhabited by some persons who took 
care of the farm, about two miles from Princeton, belong- 
ing to the Rev. JOHN WITHERSPOON, D. D. President of 
New-Jersey College, took fire and was consumed. 

We hear that on Tuesday last, a brig coming up the 
river, ran ashore near Red Bank, where she is since de- 
tained by the Ice. The Pennsylvania Journal; and the 
Weekly Advertiser, No. 1523, February 13, 1772. 

Mr. HOLT, 

Please to insert the following extract of a Letter from 
a Gentleman in New-York to his Friend in New-Jersey, 
dated January ^oth, 1772, and you will much oblige one 
of your customers A. B. 

Sir. 

On perusing the votes of your last Session of Assembly held at 
Burlington, I could not help applauding the profound sagacity of 
sundry of the worthy members, in opposing a motion of bringing in 
a bill for a law to regulate the practice of physick and surgery in 
the province of New- Jersey, agreeable to the petitions of some thou- 
sands of the freeholders, and principal inhabitants. A law which 
would have been replete with many evils, to the utter subversion of 
the useful society of quacks, empires, mountebanks, tumblers, fools 
and merry Andrews : and manifestly tending to the encouragement 
of the injurious tribe of honest physicians and surgeons, whose 
knowledge of their profesion has been gained at no trifling labour 



5 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

and expence; and whose candour and integrity would procure them 

the love and esteem of every good man. Had the same glorious 

disposition animated the souls of the infamous house of Burgesses 
of the colony of Virginia when they gave up the liberties of their 
constituents in barely 'resisting the stamp-act, by which all America 
would have been secured to her, her freedom; or had the ninety-two 
Massachusett's non rescinders acted on the same noble generous 
principles, with those of your representative body, then might Amer- 
ica rejoice in the protection of her sons, and bid defiance to minis- 
terial vengeance. When they meet with a dissolution (which I am 
sorry to hear is soon expected) I hope the electors will have virtue 
enough to return the particular members who so remarkably dis- 
tinguished themselves in rendering the most essential piece of service 
to their country, by which they have transmitted their names to the 
latest ages as patrons ancfr supporters of the arts and sceinces of which 
they are complete masters. 

yours 

INOCULATION. 

The Subscriber begs Leave to inform the Public, that 
he has opened a very convenient House in a remote tho' 
pleasent Situation, within three miles of New-Brunswick, 
for the Reception of such Persons as propose taking the 
Small-Pox by Inoculation. The best Attendance will be 
given, and every Thing proper for their Accommodation 
shall be furnished, at a very low and easy Rate. 

Many are detered from being inoculated, on Account 
of sore Arms, Boils and large Abscesses, often attending 
the common Method of treating the Disease; but more 
particularly from the. ill Effects of the too free and indis- 
criminate Use of Mercury, by which, many (tho' they 
recover the Small-Pox, yet the Constitution being in- 
jured,) soon fall Victims to some other Malady. 

All these Inconveniences are avoided by a particular 
Method of preparing the Patient, the most efficacous and 
the least detrimental to the Constitution, by the Manner 
of conveying the Infection, and by the subsequent Treat- 
ment of the Disease, without the least Confinement: the 

*? basely. 






I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 59 

Advantages of which have been fully and clearly demon- 
strated in upwards of 400 Persons under the Subscribers 
Care in the space of a few Month's, last Winter and 
Spring, without the Misfortune of losing any; nor has 
there died more than one of that Number since, which 
plainly shews the singular Advantages of this Method. 

A sufficient Number to make it worth his While, in any 
Part of the Country not contiguous to a Person properly 
qualified, (I don't mean authorized) shall be waited on, 
at a short Notice, by the Publick's 

Most obedient humble Servant, 
New-Brunswick, John Cochran. 1 

December 12, 1771. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1519, February 13, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, February 17. We hear from Quin- 

tent's Bridge, in Salem county, that Talbert, a 

shop-keeper there, is confined in jail for the murder of 
his wife. 

On Monday last, about eight o'clock in the evening, a 
fire broke out in the house of Mr. Thomas Lowrey, mer- 
chant in Flemington, Hunterdon county, New-Jersey, 
which, in a short time, consumed not only the dwelling- 
house, but also a store adjoining, which contained a large 
quantity of dry goods. The loss Mr. Lowrey has sus- 
tained, we hear, amounts to upwards of 3000 . The 
Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 17, 
February 17, 1772. 

To be SOLD, or LETT, 

A House on Cowfoot-Hill, now in the Possession of 
John Morrell ; also two Houses and Lots of Ground, 
pleasantly situated in Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey. 

J For a brief notice of this eminent physician and surgeon, see N. J. 
Archives, 2d Series, I., 146. 



60 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

TO BE SOLD, 

A Tract of 500 Acres, in the County of Essex, New- 
Jersey, about 10 Miles from Newark, adjoining Com- 
missary Leake's Farm ; it is now rented to J. Tompkins. 
Also another Tract of 200 Acres, in Morris County, now 
rented to D. Seabury, at 30 1. per Ann. And several other 
valuable improved Farms in the Jersies, to be sold at a 
reasonable Rate. For further Information, apply to Abra- 
ham Lott, Esq; Treasurer or Henry Kelly. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward, 

WHEREAS a certain William Marlin, on the ?th Inst. 
committed a Robbery in West New-Jersey, to the 
Value of Sixty Pounds, or thereabouts, in Gold and Paper 
Money, and is supposed to be now lurking in or about this 
City, Intelligence having been had of him on the Road, 
and traced to Powles-Hook Ferry. This Villain in his 
Rout assumed the Name of Web, and Redding, is about 
5 Feet ten Inches, light grey Eyes, pitted with the Small- 
Pox, and wore his own black Hair: Had on a blue Sur- 
tout and Jacket, Leather Breeches with Strings at the 
Knees, speckled Stockings, a Pair of new Pumps, and 
Pinchbeck Buckles. Whoever secures the said Thief, with 
the Money, shall have the above Reward, with reasonable 
Charges, paid by the Subscriber, living in West New- 
Jersey. 

WILLIAM SHREVE. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1060, February 17, 1772. 

To be SOLD, by way of public V endue, on the 2$th day 
of March next, on the premises, if not sold before at pri- 
vate sale, 

THAT valuable plantation, well known by the name of 
Breeze-Ridge, an exceeding pleasant .and healthy situa- 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 6 1 

tion for a country seat, being in the township of North- 
ampton, and county of Burlington, about 17 miles from 
Philadelphia, and 5 from the town of Mount-holly, lying 
in the Forks of Rancocus Creek, adjoining both branches, 
and near the great road between Philadelphia and Mount- 
holly aforesaid, containing about 500 acres of land, 
80 whereof improved good meadow, under good bank, 
and about 20 acres more may be made, 150 acres of up- 
land cleared, and in good fence, a good large dwelling- 
house, neatly finished off, with two large kitchens, out- 
houses, milk-house, cheese-house and every conveniency 
suitable for a dairy, a pump of excellent good water at the 
door, with a large new barn, granary, stables, cow and 
waggon houses, two bearing orchards of good fruit, and 
a large garden, paled in. The said plantation will be sold 
together, or in 2 or 3 parts, as may best suit the purchas- 
ers, the meadow and upland lying convenient to be divided. 
Any person inclining to purchase, may apply to Sarah 
Bispham, of the town of Haddonfield, or John Hinchman, 
Esq; of the county of Gloucester, or John Bispham, of 
the town of Mount-holly, near the premises aforesaid, for 
further particulars, and conditions of sale; the above being 
part of the real estate of Thomas Bispham, late deceased } 
and to be sold by SARAH BISPHAM, Executrix, JOHN 
HINCHMAN and JOHN BISPHAM, Executors. 
Mount-holly, Feb. 3, 1772. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2252, February 20, 
1772. 

NEW-LONDON, January 31. On the night following 
the 26th instant, the following persons broke out of the 
goal in Hartford, viz. John Smith, who for sundry years 
has resided in Suffield, where 'tis supposed his principal 
business has been (in company with others) to counter- 
feit money, chiefly the New- York and New-Jersey bills. 



62 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

for which he was convicted before the superior court, but 
had not received his punishment. . . . The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal; and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1524, 
February 20, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, January 27. Extract of a Letter to a 
Gentleman in Burlington, from a Correspondent in Lon- 
don. 

"You will soon have a strong proof of the attention of 
Government to those who have supported the power of 
Parliament in America, in the appointment of Z. H d, 
Esq; to the Government of Maryland, it being now no 
secret that that province will fall into the hands of the 
Crown. It is said that Mr. H s is to succeed him in 
his Office in Pennsylvania." 

Feb. 3d. Last Thursday morning, about 2 o'clock, a 
terrible fire broke out at Trenton, New-Jersey, which in 
a few hours consumed eight dwelling houses, and several 
other Buildings. ,Mr. Dunlap Adams, Isaac Allen, Esq; 
and Mr. David Pinkerton, are among the sufferers, the 
former of whom, it is said, hath lost to the amount of 
. 7000. The New York Journal; or The General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1520, February 20, 1772. 

To be LETT from the first of April next, or to be sold at 
private SALE, 

A Dwelling-house and small Farm of about 55 Acres, 
situate at Paquanack, in Morris-County, formerly 
belonging to Lewis Stewart, and now in his possession; 
there is a good Barn, Orchard, and a Quantity of Meadow- 
ground on the Premises and more can be made at small 
Expence. It's situation is on a public Road, and very 
advantageous for a Tavern-keeper, Merchant, or Trades- 
man. And also to be sold at private Sale, another Tract 
of valuable Wood-land, containing about 70 Acres, within 






I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 63 

about two Miles of Morris-Town, that formerly belonged 
to the said Lewis Stewart. These Tracts will be sold to- 
gether or separately, as it may best suit the Purchaser, 
and an indisputable Title given by the Subscribers. The 
Terms may be known by enquiring of Benjamin Kissam, 
Esq; Attorney at Law, at New- York, or the Subscribers 
at Stratford, in Connecticut. 

ELIZABETH VAN DYCK, 
HENRY VAN DYCK. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1061, February 24, 1772. 

BURLINGTON, February 21 

By His Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 
Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief, in 
and over the Province of New-Jersey, and Territories 
thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- 
Admiral in the same, &c. 

A PROCLAMATION 

WHEREAS His Majesty hath been graciously pleased 
to give His Royal Assent to an Act of the Legislature of 
this Province, passed at Perth-Amboy, in the Eighth Year 
of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for choosing 
"Representatives in the Counties of Morris, Cumberland 
"and Sussex, and directing the Morris County Taxes to 
"be paid into the Eastern Treasury of this Colony," 
whereby the Inhabitants of each of the said Counties of 
Morris, Cumberland and Sussex, are Entitled and impow- 
ered to choose two Representatives to serve in the General 
Assembly of this Colony: AND WHEREAS the Election 
of the Representatives for the said three Counties, pur- 
suant to the said Act, cannot be had until after the Disso- 
lution of the present General Assembly; I HAVE THERE- 
FORE thought fit, by and with the Advice and Consent of 
His Majesty's Council, to dissolve the present General 



64 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Assembly of this Province of New-Jersey, and the said 
General Assembly is hereby dissolved, of which all Per- 
sons concerned are to take Notice, and govern themselves 
accordingly. 

GIVEN under my Hand and Seal at Arms, in the City 
of Burlington, the Twenty-first Day of February, in the 
Twelfth Year of the Reign of George the Third, by the 
Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, 
Defender of the Faith, &c Anno Dom. 1772. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN 

By His Excellency's Command, 

CHARLES PETTIT, D. Secretary 
GOD Save the KING 

Writs are issued for the Election of Members to serve 
in the General Assembly of New-Jersey, returnable the 
second Day of April next. 

Second Month 3, 1772 

TO BE SOLD, 

And may be entered on next Spring, 
A PLANTATION, containing 335 acres of LAND, lying 
in Lebanon township,' Hunterdon county, West-Jersey, 
within 2 or 3 miles of Change Water and Point Forges, 
and several grist-mills, and whereon Philip and John Met- 
ier now live ; there are two log houses and other buildings 
thereon, and about 60 or 70 acres of plowland cleared, 
and a young orchard ; the land is good for grass or wheat, 
8 or 10 acres of meadow cleared, and 40 or 50 acres of 
swamp to clear; the woodland generally well timbered 
and watered: Its being so near said Iron-works, makes 
the timber valuable, as the purchaser may fell the timber 
standing. For further particulars and terms, enquire of 
ANTHONY SYKES, in Chesterfield, Burlington county; or 
ABEL JAMES, and JOSEPH HILLBORN, Merchants, in Phil- 
adelphia. 



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Gloucester County, February 22, 1772 

WHEREAS I, the subscriber, purchased a tract of land 
of one William Norcross, containing 60 acres, on the 3ist 
day of January, 1761, for payment of which I gave the 
said Norcross six bonds, viz. one payable the 25th of 
March following; the 2nd, the 25th of September ensu- 
ing; the 3d, March the 25th, 1762; the 4th, September 
the 25th, the same year; the 5th, March the 25th, 1763; 
the 6th, September the 25th, the same year; whereas 
three of the said bonds are left unpaid, viz. the 3d, of Ten 
Pounds; the 4th, of Ten Pounds; the 6th of Ten Pounds; 
and rinding the said Norcross is not willing to make a title 
to said land, I forewarn all persons from taking an as- 
signment on the said bonds, for I will not pay them, till 
I get a sufficient deed, &c. 

FRANCIS WARNER. 

February 10, 1772. FOUR DOLLARS REWARD. 

RAN-AWAY from the Subscriber, in Spring-field Town- 
ship, Burlington County, on the 7th of this Instant, Feb- 
ruary, a Servant Man, named Richard Teakle. He is 
about twenty-two Years old, five Feet eight or nine Inches 
high, pretty well set, of a darkish Complexion and round 
faced. He is an Englishman, very talkative, has been a 
Soldier, and had a Bullet shot through his right Arm, in 
or near the Elbow, which causes it to be stiff. Had on 
when he went away, an old Beaver Hat, cut something 
like a Jockey-Cap, an old Russia Duck patch'd Shirt, two 
old Jackets, a Pair of old Leather Breeches and ribb'd 
Stockings, with black Leggings over them, an half worn 
pair of Shoes, with Hob Nails in them and tied with 
Strings. He took with him a Wallet and some Provis- 
ions. 

All Masters of Vessels are forbid to carry off said Ser- 

5 



66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1772 

vant, at their Peril, and whoever secures him in any of 
His Majesty's Gaols, so that his Master may have him 
again, shall have the above Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

CHRISTOPHER BISHOP. 

N. B. He went off from his Master at a Cedar Swamp 
on Wading-River. 

To be sold at public V endue, on Thursday the 2d Day 
of April next, on the Premises, 

SEVEN LOTS OF LAND AT TINTON, near Shrewsbury, 
New-Jersey. Lot No i, is a farm of about 280 acres, 150 
of which is cleared, and in good fence, and contains a great 
quantity of fine meadow-land, (which yields the best hay) 
and much more may be made, as there is a fine swamp 
upon it, the wood of which will more than pay the expence 
of clearing. There is on this farm a good bearing orch- 
ard, and a young one beginning to bear, a large dwelling- 
house, newly covered and repaired, of two stories high, 
with four rooms on a floor, a large barn and stables, a 
large crib for Indian corn, and other out-houses: This 
is a convenient place for a trader, and has a good grist- 
mill adjoining it; the other six lots are -wood land, from 
50 to 80 acres in each lot, very handy to Shrewsberry, the 
inhabitants of which, and the adjacent country, buy their 
firewood. The conditions will be made known on the day 
of sale. Should any person incline to purchase the above 
farm, or any of the wood-lots before the day of sale, they 
may apply to the subscriber, on the premises, who will 
agree on very reasonable terms, and give an indisputable 
title for the same 

V. Pearse Ashfield. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1521, February 27, 1772. 



1772] 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



6 7 



To the PRINTER of the PENNSYLVANIA PACKET. 
SIR, 

/ request you will give the following ELEGY a place in 

your Paper, which will oblige 

Your sincere friend, 



A PASTORAL ELEGY, occasioned by the Death of Dr. BEN- 
JAMIN ONDERDONK, late of New-York, who was just 
happily settled at St. Eustatia, where he died, aged 
Twenty-one. 

SCARCE had bright Phoebus blest the genial day, 

And blushing, shed abroad his golden ray; 
Scarce had the lark proclaim'd him in the skies, 
And yawning shepherds thought 'twas time to rise, 
When sad Florella left her roseate bower, 
And contemplative view'd each rising flower. 
Go gentle rose, the maiden artless sung, 
With Venus' form, and Philomella's tongue. 
Go gentle rose, and lilies fair, 
Whose breath perfumes the ambient air, 

Your pleasing sweets give o'er 
All joy, alas ! to me is fled 
Damon lies number'd with the dead, 

And friendship is no more. 
Sleep on, O THOU, whose latest breath, 
Did calmly smiling, welcome death, 

And bid the world adieu ! 
Wing'd may thy soul seraphic rise, 
And soar amidst the azure skies, 

To glories ever new ! 
The blooming rose before my eye, 
E'er long will sicken, fade, and die, 

When just, like thee, in prime; 
The tow'ring lily, now so fair, 
Pluck'd from its stalk, and native air, 

Would die before its time. 
Then tell me, Nature, tell me why 
I can't suppress that heaving sigh, 

Nor stop that falling tear? 
These, these are due, fond nature cries 
Receive them, all my soul replies, 
With gratitude sincere ! 



68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Her throbbing heart was full the plaintive sound, 
Flew through the groves, and made the hills resound. 

Perch'd on a bough, a lonely turtle sat, 
And softly cooing, mourn'd her hapless fate; 
Sad and alone she past each tedious day, 
Since riot made her lord a bloody prey : 
Florella view'd her with a tearful eye, 
And each return'd the other sigh for sigh. 
While thus the maid in melting posture stood, 
Amanda chanc'd to pass a neighb'ring wood; 
She saw she flew, and overtook the place, 
Quick as Diana in a forest chase. 
But scarce the friendly salutation o'er, 
When fancy pictur'd a CELESTIAL POW'R 
Borne on the clouds. Her form divinely fair, 
Her gait majestic, negligent her air ; 
Soft were her features, and exactly true, 
Her breath more fragrant than the morning dew ; 
Serenely smiling thus the Seraph spoke, 
While with soft melody her accents broke. 

"Cease to grieve, my friends, 'tis folly, 
"All your tears are shed in vain ; 

"Banish pale ey'd melancholy 

"Wnat can cause my sister's pain? 

"FRIENDSHIP warm'd his gen'rous breast, 
"WISDOM, TRUTH, to him were given; 

"Strictest HONOUR he profest, 
"VIRTUE, favourite of Heav'n. 

"But see Amanda, how she grieves! 
" Sorrow scarcely shews regard, 

"In realms of bliss, your Damon lives : 

"Virtue meets a sure reward. 
Scarce were the silver sounds distinctly heard, 
When the wing'd Seraph smiling disappear'd. 
Amanda then, with heart- felt grief opprest:, 
Thus sung the strains which labour'd at her breast : 

"Farewell, brother , happy swain ! 

"Free from trouble, eas'd of pain; 

"Taste the blessings, which below, 

"Mortals are not doom'd to know; 

"Pleasure that can never cloy, 

"Still pursuing endless joy 

"Free from trouble, eas'd of pain, 

"Farewell, brother ! happy swain ! 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 69 

"Again, Florella, let's be gay, 
"The voice of Reason seems to say, 
"We'll follow Nature's richest prize, 
"Exampled by the good and wise, 
"Godlike VIRTUE never dies." ' 

Burlington, Feb. 1772. 

The Pennsylvania Packet; and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 19, March 2, 1772. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the plantation of Moses 
Conger, is to be sold by public sale to the highest bidder, 
at vendue, on the 3d day of March next, afternoon, if not 
sold at private sale before. It is well situated for a gentle- 
man, tradesman, or farmer, allowed good land, lying in 
Woodbridge Raway Neck, adjoining that pleasant river 
that affords fish in plenty in the season, and is navigable 
for boats, sloops, &c. There is on it a tolerable good 
house and barn; it is exceedingly well watered, some 
wood, and a fine young orchard, and another considerable 
old. It contains by estimation, between 70 and 80 acres 
of upland, near 15 acres of salt marsh, as handy and as 
good as any in that part. Any person wanting such a 
place, may apply to the subscriber before the day of sale, 
who will give a good title, and sell on reasonable terms. 

MOSES CONGER. 

N. B. Said place lies convenient for a ferry to be 
erected across the river, to Elizabeth-Town. 

To BE SOLD 
At Public Vendue, on Wednesday the nth Day of March 

next, by the Executors of Dr. Jonas Baldwine, late of 

Woodbridge Raway, deceased. 

All the Lots of Land, Dwelling House and other Build- 
ings, belonging to said Baldwine's Estate, all in middling 

lr rhis poem was probably by the Rev. Jonathan Odell, rector of St. 
Mary's church, Burlington, 1767-1776. 



7O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

good Repair, pleasantly situated in the Borders of Bridge 
Town, vulgarly called Spank Town; a very thriving 
Place, and convenient for either Merchant or Tradesman : 
Said Vendue to begin at two o' Clock in the Afternoon, 
at which Time and Place the Conditions will be published. 
The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1504, March 2, 1772. 

Messrs. PRINTERS, 

Please to insert the following in your next, and oblige 
one of your confidant Readers, and very humble Ser- 
vant, o. w. 
A Few days past I was perusing Mr. Holt's Journal, 
where I found a paragraph touching the new regulation of 
the Post-Rider between the city of New-York and Albany, 
signed by one Mr. A. Z. who would give us to understand, 
that he thinks he is one Big John, of great consequence 
in the world, and that he can regulate the world to his 
own mind; if s, we have reason to fear a blow from his 
awful hand. But to come to the thing in hand, I shall 
make some remarks upon what he has wrote, and then 
give the world some of my broken sentiments upon the 
matter. . . . 

What I have to say is this, I admit it true, that at pres- 
ent the post does not perform once a week as he did in 
the Summer and Fall, but has steadily performed once a 
fortnight; which I am sure is not cutting off all commu- 
nication with the northern part of the colony. True there 
are some bad creeks where bridges are wanting, and some 
part of the road wants working up, for which purpose 
there is subscription papers now on foot, to erect good 
bridges, and to make the road fit for a coach from York 
to Albany; which there is but little doubt will be com- 
pleated next summer. And I am surprized he should say 
it is a crooked unfrequented road, when in fact it is nearer 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 7 I 

by several miles on the West side than on the East, and 
can with a little pains and cost be made ten or twelve miles 
shorter riding than now it is rid with; and I am sure that 
it is a much livelier road, which every one will confirm 
that ever rid both roads. Strange that it should be an 
unfrequented road, when it leads from Powles-Hook 40 
miles through a fine level country, thick settled, the whole 
way one small town, and one country town in that dis- 
tance; then about 10 miles is thinly settled, and then to 
thick settlements again, thro' New-Windsor, Newburgh, 
Kingston, Cats-Kill, Cocksoky, 1 &c. and a thick settled 
country back of New- Windsor, Newburgh, and Kings- 
ton. . . . 

THE DWELLING HOUSE and FARM OF JOHN Ogden, 
Esq; in Newark, containing about sixty eight Acres, will 
be sold at Public Vendue, at the Dwelling House of James 
Banks, Innholder in said Town, 1 on Tuesday the I4th 
Day of April next, at three of the Clock in the Afternoon; 
the Lot on which the House stands, contains about twelve 
Acres of excellent Land; the House is large and built of 
Stone, a good Kitchen adjoins it, and many necessary and 
convenient Out-Houses. On this Lot is perhaps the best 
Orchard in the Government, the Fruit well chosen, and 
particularly adapted for the making of such Cider as truly 
merits the Name of NEWARK CIDER; there are also on it 
a sufficient Number of other Trees, that afford a Plenty 
of the best Apples for the Table, that are to be found in 
the Country, among which are Pippins of various Kinds, 
&c. 

The Pleasantness of the Situation of fifty Acres of the 
Farm on the Top of the Hill, back of the Town of New- 
ark, is so well known, that it would be needless to say any 

K^oxsackie. 

*On the west side of Broad street, about half-way between Market 
and William streets. 



72 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

more, than that it has the Town of Newark, the Pasaick- 
River, and the Newark Bay in full View, and commands 
a most elegant Prospect of the City of New- York, the 
Town of Bergen, Long Island, Staten Island, and other 
Places for many Miles round it. Few Places, are so well 
calculated for a Gentleman's Summer Retreat as this 
Farm ; the Prospect is grand, the Air extremely pure and 
from it's Elevation will never be infested with the too 
common Disturbers of a Summer's Evening's Repose; 
on Part of this there is also a fine young Orchard. The 
remaining six Acres lie near the most public Road, lead- 
ing from New- York to Philadelphia, in the Neck of Land 
below the Town of Newark, the Quality of which Land 
is well known to be good. The Whole will be sold to- 
gether or in Parts, as shall best suit the Purchaser or 
Purchasers. The Conditions will be made known at the 
time of sale by 

STEPHEN SKINNER. 

The New-^ork Gazette, or The Weekly Post Boy, 
No. 1504, March 2, 1772. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 

THE Dwelling-house and Home-lot of the Subscriber, 
in the Township of Newark, on Saturday the 4th 
Day of April next, at three o'Clock in the Afternoon, on 
the Premises. The House is situated in the Center of 
the Town of Newark, near the Church, and is well cal- 
culated for a Mechanick; it has three Rooms and an 
Entry. The Lot contains about Half an Acre of good 
Land ; there is on it a good Work-shop, a Well and other 
Conveniencies for a Family. If any Person should chuse 
in the mean Time to purchase it at private Sale, the Sub- 
scriber will be ready to treat with them on the purchase, 
or at any Time before the day of Sale. 

JOHN COCKROM. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 73 

To be sold at private sale, by the executors of the late 

Peter Remsen, viz. . . . 

A farm in the corporation right of New-Brunswick, 
near South-River, in New-Jersey, containing 125 acres 
of land. There is on the same a good frame-house and 
barn; also an excellent bearing orchard of 100 young 
grafted apple trees; about 50 acres of which is cleared 
and in good fence, the remainder whereof is very good 
wood-land, and may be cleared with little expence. The 
said farm lays about seven miles from South-Amboy. 
Any person inclining to purchase any of the above de- 
scribed lands and lots, may apply to either of the execu- 
tors in New- York, by whom a good title will be given. 
The Neiv-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 
1062, March 2, 1772. 

To BE SOLD, 
At public VENDUE, in the City of BURLINGTON, on 

Fifth-day, the 26th Instant, 

A LARGE brick dwelling-house, and lot of ground, sit- 
uate in the said city, on the east side of High-street, oppo- 
site to Friends Meeting-house, on one of the highest parts. 
The house is suited for two tenements, or may be readily 
converted into one, has 3 rooms on a floor, with a good 
kitchen and wash-house back; a large yard, into which 
there is room for a carriage to enter; and a large good 
garden back, the lot being 46 feet front, on the said street, 
and extends that width half way to York-street. Also a 
lot of ground, with a stable thereon, fronting on the south 
side of Broad-street, near the Church, containing in width 
85 feet and a half, and extending back to Thomas Pow- 
ell's lot. 

Also a tract of timber land, in Hunterdon county, near 
Rockseticus Iron-works, containing by the survey thereof 
100 acres, adjoining to lands late Isaac Norris's. 



74 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

And a quantity of Western Proprietary Rights to un- 
located lands; late the property of Samuel Scattergood, 
of said city, deceased. 

The payments will be made easy to the purchaser or 
purchasers, on giving security, if desired ; and a good title 
will be shewn and conveyed by William Smith, and Sam- 
uel Allinson, Executors. 

Burlington, Third Month 2, 1772 

On Tuesday last a Fire broke out in the Shop of Mr. 
Flanagan, Wheelwright, in Woodberry, New-Jersey, 
which entirely consumed the same, with Part of the 
Dwelling-house adjoining, together with a great Quan- 
tity of Grain. It was occasioned by some Shavings catch- 
ing Fire, while the People were at Dinner. 

THOMAS POWELL, 

Master of the BOARDING-SCHOOL, at BURLINGTON, 
Takes this Methpd to inform his Friends, and the Public, 
that, being provided with proper Assistance, the Youth 
under his Care may be taught the Latin, Greek and French 
languages. His Dwelling-House is considerably enlarged, 
for the Accommodation of Boarders; he has several com- 
modious Apartments adjoining his House, well adapted 
to instruct Youth in ; and assures all such who may think 
him worthy so great a Charge, as the Care of their Chil- 
dren, of his utmost Assiduity, with respect to Morals, 
Health and Instruction. 

N. B. Due Care will always be taken of their Apparel. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2254, March 5, 
1772. 

NEW-YORK, March 5. On Wednesday last his Excel- 
lency the Governor, was pleased to give his Assent to the 
nineteen following Acts, viz. . . . 



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An Act to lay a Duty of Tonnage on Vessels, for de- 
fraying the Expence of the Light House at Sandy-Hook. 

To be sold at public V endue, on Monday the $oth Day 
of March next, on the Premises, or at private Sale any 
Time before, 

ALL that valuable Farm, lately the property of John 
Anderson, Esq; situated at Freehold, in the county of 
Monmouth and province of New-Jersey, containing about 
450 acres of very good land, and has on it a good large 
dwelling-house, two stories and a half high, three rooms 
on each floor, and a good cellar and kitchen, barn and out- 
houses, two good orchards, about 45 acres of good 
meadow ground, and plenty of timber land. The said 
farm is so situated as to meadow ground, orchards, and 
timber land, that it will suit very well to divide into two 
farms, and it will be sold in two farms, or one, as may 
best suit the purchasers. 

February 26, 
1772 

James Jauncey, 
Hugh Wallace, 



Alex. Watson, 



Assignees. 



Peter Forman 

Peter Schenck 
N. B. If any person inclines to purchase before the 
day of sale, they may apply to Peter Schenck, in Somer- 
set, to Peter Forman, in Monmouth county, who will 
agree on reasonable terms, as to price or payment The 
New York Journal; or The General Advertiser, No. 1522, 
March 5, 1772. 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, living in Maidenhead 
township, Hunterdon county, New- Jersey, on the night 



76 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

of the 3d March instant, a servant man, named JACOB 
EDMONDS, born in this country, about twenty-one years 
of age, a stout well made man, five feet ten inches high, 
fair complexion, sandy hair, a large nose, grey eyes, a 
large scar on his right leg very remarkable, lost one of 
his upper fore teeth. Had on and took with him when 
he went away, a homespun drugget coat, of a leaden col- 
our, the folds of which are not lined, with large plain 
metal buttons; a strip'd homespun waistcoat, with horn 
buttons; a blue broadcloth lapelled jacket, with mohair 
buttons ; a pair of buckskin, and a pair of fustian breech- 
es ; two shirts, one white with a large patch on the bosom, 
the other strip'd flannel ; three pair of stockings, two pair 
of yarn, footed with black, and the other pair worsted. 
Also, another fellow went off in company with the said 
runaway, who called himself JOHN SMITH : Said Smith 
stole in said neighbourhood, a surtout coat of a redish col- 
our, bound with ferriting, a new pair of pumps, a new 
beaver hat, one pair of yarn stockings of a mixed colour, 
a buckskin, and some money : Said Smith is a short thick 
fellow, about five feet four inches high, of a fair complex- 
ion, light hair, and is a great singer and lover of com- 
pany. Had on when he went away, an old blue grey coat 
with leggings over the sleeves of it, a blue camblet upper 
jacket, and a red under ditto. Whoever takes up and se- 
cures the said fellows in any of his Majesty's goals, so 
that his master may have his servant again, and the other 
brought to justice, shall have the above reward; or Three 
Pounds for the servant, and reasonable charges paid by 

THOMAS STEVENS. 

N. B. All masters of vessels, or others, are forbid to 
harbour or carry them away at their peril. The Pennsyl- 
vania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 20, March 
9, 1772. 



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PERTH-AMBOY. 

MARCH, 1772. 

LATELY ERECTED, 

And as soon as the Season will permit, will be opened, 
A NEW and CONVENIENT 

BATH, 

In which is a Room properly constructed to undress 
and dress in, with a Stair-Case leading into the Bathing 
Room, where Persons, of either Sex may bathe in Salt- 
Water, in the greatest Privacy; and for those that chocse 
to swim off into deeper Water, a Door is so placed in the 
Bath, that they can conveniently go out and return. 

The Building is near the End of a Wharf opposite to 
the Bay, at the Mouth of Rariton River : This Bath will 
be more beneficial, as at about two Miles Distance is a 
Mineral Water, similar to the German Spaw, which hath 
proved of the greatest Efficacy in many Disorders, its 
proper Distance procuring moderate Exercise after bath- 
ing, has proved in many Instances very assistant to the 
Medicinal Quality of the Waters ; which with great Suc- 
cess have been directed after bathing in Sea Water. The 
Qualities of this Spaw have been well examined by sev- 
eral Physicians of Ability, and frequently recommended 
by them, particularly by the present Doctor Johnston, as 
well as his Father. The New-York Gazette, or The 
Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1505, March 9, 1772. 

One Thousand DOLLARS Reward. 

THE Publick are hereby advertized, that a consider- 
able Number of New-Jersey Bills of Credit of Three 
Pounds, dated the 3ist December, 1763, which were de- 
scribed as Counterfeits in the late New- York and Penn- 
sylvania News-papers, hath been examined by some of 
the best Judges of that Province, and found to be True 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 



Bills; and it being with good Reason supposed that many 
of those described Bills are Part of the Money of which 
the Eastern Treasury was robbed, and designedly de- 
faced. As an Encouragement to any Person who may be 
possessed of any of them to trace them so as to discover 
the said Robbery, for which the Government hath already 
offered a considerable Reward, besides his Majesty's Par- 
don to any one being an Accomplice, who should discover 
the same to Conviction : I do hereby offer the additional 
Sum of One Thousand Dollars, to any Person who, by 
this or any other Means, will make the said Discovery, so 
that the Offender or Offenders may be thereof duly con- 
victed. 

STEPHEN SKINNER. 

Anthony Van Dam will exchange any Bills that he hath 
defaced of the above Emission. 

New-York, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 

Tuesday, March 3, 1772. 

. . . Mr. WILLIAM Me. ADAM'S motion of the 5th 
November last, being read in the words following. 

"Soon after the establishment of this society, I purposed to your 
"consideration, whether it was for the interest of the community 
"that Jersey paper money shoul'd pass in this province higher than 
"it is taken for in the treasury of the province of New- Jersey. The 
"loss and inconvenience arising to the traders in this city, from the 
"present practice of passing Jersey money for more than its acknowl- 
"edged value by their own legislature, will I hope, plead my excuse 
"for renewing my proposal, that the corporation may enter into an 
"agreement to fix a time when they will no longer depreciate their 
"own currency by accepting that of another above par. I therefore 
"propose that a time be fixed that this corporation do agree to pay 
"and receive Jersey money at the same rate it is received and paid 
"in their own treasury." 

November 5th, 1771. 

WILLIAM Me. ADAM. 

The above proposal being postponed from the meeting 
in December to that of February, and then to the next 



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meeting, it of course came under consideration this day, 
and it was ultimately determined by the majority, that the 
members of this corporation will, after the third day of 
September next ensuing, pay and receive Jersey money 
at the same rate it is received and paid in their own treas- 
ury, viz. 

A bill of . 6 proc. for 16 dollars, or . 6 8 New-York 

Currency. 

A bill of 3 proc. 8 dollars, or 3 4 Do. 

A bill of i 10 4 dollars, or 112 Do. 

A bill of 1 5 shillings 2 dollars, or 16 Do. 
And in like proportion for bills of a less denomination. 

RESOLVED and ORDERED, That the members of 
this corporation, from and after the third day of Septem- 
ber next ensuing, shall in all their dealings and commer- 
cial concerns, when they receive and pay Jersey money, 
accept and pay the same agreeable to the foregoing reso- 
lutions; and ordered that a copy of the said resolves be 
published in the news papers of this city. 

ANTHONY VAN DAM, Secry. 

To be sold at publick vendue on the premises the first day 
of May next ensuing. 

A New convenient dwelling-house and home lot, pleas- 
antly situated in the town of Newark, county Essex, 
East New Jersey, in the middle of said town, lying very 
near the public post road from Newark to Philadelphia. 
The house is very convenient, having four rooms upon a 
floor with each a good fire place, a large entry through 
the middle, a good cellar under the whole, and a con- 
venient kitchen adjoining newly built, with a good well 
near the door. Also four acres of good mowing land, part 
orchard, and well water'd, very convenient for pasture 
and well fenced; a large barn, and other conveniences on 
the premises, all in good repair. Any person inclining to 



8O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

purchase the said place before the day of sale, may apply 
to Mr. Joseph Baldwin, or Caleb Bruen, near the prem- 
ises, or to Elias Baldwin, at Prinoetown, who will agree 
on reasonable terms, and give an indisputable title for the 
premises. 

ELIAS BALDWIN. 

The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1063, March 9, 1772. 

EIGHT DOLLARS Reward 

RUN away from Change Water Forge, in Sussex 
county, West New Jersey, a certain DANIEL M' SHANE, 
about 5 feet 10 inches high, of a blackish complexion; he 
has a black beard, is fond of strong liquor, very quarrel- 
some -when drunk; he stole from said works a bay Mare, 
about 1^/2. hands high, a small star in her forehead, goes 
very easy, paces, trots and hand-gallops; he has taken 
with him, as is supposed, a CERTAIN WOMAN named ANN 
GRAZIOUS, zvho fias lived with him as his wife. Any per- 
son or persons that takes up the said Daniel M' Shane, and 
brings him to me the subscriber, shall be paid the above 
reward, and reasonable charges, by 

JACOB STARN, January 20, 1772 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2255, March 12, 
1772. 

All persons that have any demands against the estate 
of Darby Durell, late of the township of Chester, in the 
county of Burlington, deceased, are desired to meet at his 
late dwelling-house, near the mouth of Rancocus creek, in 
the township aforesaid, on the 25th day of this instant 
March, with their accounts, properly proved, in order to 
receive their dividend of said estate, from 

JOSEPH HACKNEY, Administrator. 



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An old Wood Flat, belonging to said estate, will be ex- 
posed on public sale, the same day, by said Joseph Hack- 
ney. 

Newtown, Gloucester County, Dec. 20, 1771. 
Stolen or went adrift, from the Landing of the sub- 
scriber, in Newtown township, in the county aforesaid 
near the mouth of Cooper's creek, on Delaware river, in 
the night of the i$th instant, a BATTOE, marked I. K., on 
the inside of the stern, cut out with a knife, had chain 
fixed to the fioor, about 14 feet in length, with a piece of 
pig-iron for an anchor, fastened to the other end of said 
chain, and strapped thereto with iron straps; there was in 
said battoe, a pair of sculls, a spreet, and a rudder and til- 
ler; the battoe is paid inside and out, with a coat of tar 
and Spanisli brown. Any person who will bring the said 
battoe to the subscriber, or to the Widow Austin's Ferry, 
at Philadelphia, so that the subscriber may get her again, 
shall receive One Dollar reward, besides reasonable char- 
ges, from 

JONATHAN KNIGHT 

Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2255, March 12, 1772. 

To BE SOLD 

A Tract of 800 acres of land, formerly known by the 
name of Gerrard's mill, well-timbered, with a good saw- 
mill on the same, on an excellent stream of water, 5 miles 
from said mill, to a good landing on Mantua-creek, situ- 
ate in Greenwich township, Gloucester county, and prov- 
ince of West New-Jersey; being bounded by lands of 
Hannah Ladd, Michael Fisher, junior, deceased, and oth- 
ers. For terms of sale, and particulars, apply to DANIEL 
COZENS, in Gloucester county, or JOSEPH SHINN, in Sa- 
lem county. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2255, March 
12, 1772. 

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82 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

March 12. 
Lately manufactured by JOHN LANE, at Trenton, 

and to be sold by JOHN PEMBERTON, 

A large quantity of STEEL, Either in the blister or neatly 

fagotted ; Good in quality, being made of the 

most approved iron. | 

MERCHANTS and shop-keepers in town or country may 
be supplied on reasonable terms by the quantity, and if 
any bar thereof should not prove on trial, equal to expec- 
tation, if sent back, will be received and the money re- 
turned : It has been tried by many, and approved of, and 
its credit increases. Part of this Steel is drawn into small 
flat bars for springs to carriages, also for mill and cross- 
cut saws, and if required may be drawn for Scythes and 
sickles. 

Also for sale, neat iron kettles, chambers for pumps, 
cart, wagon and chaise boxes, iron mortars and pestles. 
The Pennsylvania Journal; and The General Advertiser, 
No. 1527, Marth 12, 1772. 

To be sold, by the Subscribers, 

THE Farm or Plantation lately belonging to the estate 
of Mr. Andrew Van Horn, deceased, in Piscataway, in 
the county of Middlesex, containing about one hundred 
and twenty acres of upland and meadow, whereon is a 
good and convenient dwelling-house, a stable, and out- 
houses, a good orchard; and garden, pleasantly situated on 
the north side of Rariton-River, about two miles below 
New-Brunswick; very suitable for a store, it having a 
good landing place, and a good wharf. Its pleasant situ- 
ation, proper distance from New Brunswick, and the rear 
of the land bounding on the post road, renders it a conve- 
nient retreat, for a gentleman of fortune, retiring from 
business. For further particulars, inquire of Courtland 
Skinner, Esq; or Philip Kearney, jun. in Perth-Amboy. 



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The New York Journal; or The General Advertiser, No. 
1523, March 12, 1772. 

City of New Brunswick / 

> ss 
and County of Middlesex } 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Mayor's Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, in and for the City of New-Brunswick afore- 
said, We the Subscribers .Auditors appointed by the said 
Court, to audit and adjust the Demands of the several 
Creditors of John Croushorn, an absconding Debtor; do 
give this public Notice to all the Creditors aforesaid, that 
they be, and appear at the Dwelling House of Mr. Will- 
iam Van Deursen, in the said City, then and there to bring 
in there several Accounts, on or before Monday the twen- 
tieth Day of April next, that we may be thereby enabled 
to report the same to the said Court. 

WILLIAM VAN DEURSEN. 

New Brunswick ) MATTHEW SLECHT. 

March 3, 1772 ) JOHN LYLE, jun. 

TAKEN up, and committed to the Gaol of the City of 
Perth-Amboy, in New-Jersey, a certain Servant Man, who 
calls himself by the Name of THOMAS HARRIS. He is a 
short Man, says he has been upward of two Years in the 
Country, is an Englishman, and owns himself to be Ser- 
vant to one Hendrick Viniger, at the Oblong, near Pough- 
keepsie, in the Province of New- York; and that he left 
his Master about six Months ago; says he is a Nail- 
Maker by Trade, and is about 19 Years of Age: His 
Master (whoever he is) is desired to come and pay Char- 
ges, and take him away. 

Woodbridge, March 5, 1772 

AT ELIZABETH-TOWN, NEW JERSEY, 
By Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias to me directed, at 
the Suit of John Reid, against the Goods and Chattels, 



84 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Lands and Tenements, which were of Samuel Woodruff, 
Esq ; late deceased, at the Time of his Death I have taken 
and seized, the Dwelling-House and Lot of Land, where- 
in the said Samuel lived, also all that Lot of Land and 
Store House, adjoining thereunto, all which, I shall ex- 
pose to Sale by Way of Public Vendue, at the Premises, 
on Tuesday the 28th Day of April next, between the 
Hours of twelve and five in the Afternoon of the same 
Day. The above Dwelling-House is two Stories high, 
with four large Rooms, and a twelve Foot Entry, on a 
Floor, all genteely finished, and a Cellar under the Whole. 
There are also two large wings, two Stories high, and 
well finished. On the Premises are a Barn, Stable, Coach 
House, Cow House, and a Garden, containing about two 
Acres of Land, with a very fine Assortment of Fruit 
Trees, and an Asparagus Bed of near a Quarter of an 
Acre. MATTHIAS WILLIAMSON, Sheriff. 

February 26, 1772 

' 
There will be exposed to Sale, at the same Time, by the 

Subscribers 

A LARGE HOUSE and Lot in ELIZABETH-TOWN, near 
Robert Ogden's Esq; in which Joseph Woodruff, jun. de- 
ceased, lately lived. Also a Lot of Land near the same, 
lying on Elizabeth River, containing about one Acre, on 
which are two small Tenements, and a very convenient 
Dock. Also, a Lot of Salt Meadow, lying in the Eliza- 
beth-Town great Meadows, near the Upland, containing 
about four Acres. The Terms of Sale will be made known 
at the Day and Place aforesaid, by 

WILLIAM P. SMITH 
ISAAC WOODRUFF 
ELIAS BOUDINOT 

The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, 
No. 1509, March 16, 1772. 



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New-Jersey. 
To the PRINTER. 

BY the Constitution of this Province, and also by a 
Law passed in the ist of Geo. 2, it appears that the 
Representatives in the two respective Divisions of East 
and West-Jersey, ought to be equal in Number. It was 
for this Reason the choosing of two Members to represent 
the Town of Salem, in West-Jersey, as had been usual 
before that Time, was suspended by that Law, until an 
equal Number could be provided in the Eastern Division 
as a Counter-ballance. The Reasons that then existed to 
induce Government to keep up said Equality in each Di- 
vision, still exists, and ought undoubtedly to exist until 
a Seat of Government can be so fixed on, as perhaps after- 
wards . might render the keeping up said Equality any 
longer unnecessary, but not otherwise; and as now the 
three Counties of Morris, Cumberland, and Sussex, have 
Liberty to choose each two Members, to sit and vote in 
the next, and all succeeding Assemblies, this of Course 
does not only throw a Majority in West- Jersey, of six- 
teen against fourteen, in the other, but also immediately 
destroys that Equality of Number or Representation. 
This Matter therefore seems to claim the immediate and 
particular Attention of the ensuing General Assembly, in 
order to guard against the Consequences of this Innova- 
tion. 

A. B. 

To be let, on or before the first day of May next, for 
8 or 10 years, or any shorter time, the noted tavern 
at the great falls of the Passaick-river, pleasantly situated, 
with seven fine rooms and kitchen, a good cellar, large 
barn, and stables; six acres good land, a garden and or- 
chard of 150 bearing apple-trees all in good fence. The 
situation and romantick appearance of the fall, is so re- 



86 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

workable as to attract the attention of travellers from all 
parts, and numbers of gentlemen from New York, Phila- 
delphia, and several parts of the country resort there every 
summer, which makes it a profitable place for any person 
calculated for a tavern-keeper: It is well watered with a 
remarkable good spring. The proprietor intending to 
leave off that business. Any person inclining to rent the 
same, will hear of advantageous terms, by applying to 
Mr. Joseph Baldwin, at the lower end of Batteaux street, 
New-York. 

NEW- YORK, March 23 

The Sloop Nanc^ , Capt. Straghan, from this Port, for 
Newport Prat, in Ireland, was on the Night of the nth 
Instant, in a violent Gale of Wind, drove on the Point of 
Sandy-Hook, and received so much Damage, that she is 
now unloading; but 'tis hoped she will proceed on her 
respective Voyage in a few Days. The New York Ga- 
zette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1065, March 16, 
1772. 

FOUR DOLLARS Reward 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Manington, 
in Salem county, the qth of March, 1772, an apprentice 
lad, named JOHN GREEN, about 20 or 21 years of age, 
about 5 feet 3 inches high, brownish hair, by trade a Tan- 
ner; stole, and took with him, a beaver hat, half worn 
snuff-coloured cloth coat and jacket, dove coloured velvet 
breeches, half-worn fine shirt; pale blue ribbed worsted 
stockings, a pair of coarse yarn ditto, old shoes, with 
round steel buckles, a raprascal or surtout coat, made of 
brown mixed beaver coating with black mohair buttons, 
and a considerable sum in cash. It is thought he will 
change his name to SAMUEL AUSTIN, as he stole the 
cloaths from him, and they will nearly fit him. Any per- 



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son that will secure him in Philadelphia, Gloucester or 
Salem goal, so that his master may get him again, and the 
cloaths", shall have the above reward, paid by 

CHARLES ELLET. 

WHEREAS, DANIEL WHEATON, an insolvent debtor, 
now confined in the common goal of Salem county, pre- 
sented a petition to the Judges and Justices of the said 
county, at the last Inferior Court of Common Pleas, held 
in and for the said county, craving the benefit of the act of 
the General Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, in- 
tituled, "an Act for the relief of insolvent debtors:" This 
is therefore to give notice to the creditors of the said Dan- 
iel Wheaton, to shew cause (if any they have} on the qth 
day of April next, at a meeting to be then had, at the house 
of Joseph Burroughs, Esq; in the town of Salem, why an 
assignment of the said debtor's estate should not be made, 
and the debtor discharged. 

DANIEL WHEATON. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2256, March 19, 
1772. 

Messrs. BRADFORDS. 
GENTLEMEN, 

THE Pamphlet in titled An Address of the Clergy of 
New- York, &c. having been circulated through this prov- 
ince, and as many people who have read the Address 
would chuse to see the following, your inserting it in your 
paper, will greatly oblige a number of your readers, as 
well as Yours, &c. 

Z. 

WILLIAMSBURG, in Virginia, February 23. 
A LETTER from a gentleman in the country to his friend in 
the city, occasioned by an ADDRESS from the CLERGY of 



88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

New- York and New Jersey, to the EPISCOPALIANS of 
Virginia. 

SIR, 

THE controversy relative to American Episcopates has 
been agitated, in our public papers, with so much acri- 
mony and personal abuse, that I am not surprized you 
should be disgusted with it. But yet, I hope, you will in- 
dulge me in a short examination of that important subject; 
especially as I am led into it, by a desire to vindicate the 
late House of Burgesses from the severe charge of par- 
tiality, and precipitancy, of influence, and degeneracy, with 
which they stand accused by the Reverend Clergy of New- 
York and New-Jersey, in their late address to the Episco- 
palians of Virginia. . . . l 

[signed] AMICUS ECCLESLE. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and the General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1528, March 19, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA March 30. Extract of an Act for the 
Support of the Government of this Province, making the 
Excise on Wine, Rum, Brandy, and other Spirits, more 
equal, and preventing Frauds in the Collecting and Paying 
the said Excise. . . . 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
that all and every Seller by Wholesale, or Retailer, of all 
or any of the liquors aforesaid, who shall purchase the 
same in the province of New-Jersey or Maryland, or in 
the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, or in any place in 
the river or bay of Delaware, shall also, from and after 
the said tenth day of April next, ensuing the publication 
of this Act, before he or they shall take into his or their 
houses, shops, cellars, vaults or stores, or divide or sell, 
barter or consume any quantity thereof, make true entry 
of all and every cask and vessel in which such liquors are 

article is over three columns in length. 






I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 89 

contained, with the marks numbers and contents thereof, 
and of the name or names of the person or persons of 
whom purchased, with the Collector of the county, or his 
Deputy, where such liquors are bought or intended to be 
bartered, sold, divided or consumed, or with a Justice of 
the Peace living next to such purchasers, under the same 
penalty as if such liquors had been bought within this 
province, and not entered as this Act directs; true copies 
of which said entries the said Justice shall, once in every 
three months, transmit or deliver to the said Collector, or 
his Deputy; for each of which entries the said Justice or 
Collector, or his Deputy, shall have and receive Sixpence; 
and the said Justice for such copies, Sixpence, and no 
more. . . . 

On the 2ist Instant, was killed by Mr. Anthony Noble, 
in this City, a Bullock, raised in East- Jersey, and grazed 
by Mr. Philip Price, at Kingsess, in this County, that 
weighed, 1644 Ib. Tallow 196 Hide 126 Feet 30. 

DEATHS. ... In Newark, New- Jersey, Mrs. MARY 
OGDEN, Wife of ISAAC OcDEN, 1 Esq; In Burlington, 
Dr. JONATHAN SMITH. In Lewes-Town, Sussex County, 
JACOB KOLLOCK, Esq; in the 8oth Year of his Age. The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 
272, March 23-30, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, March 23. THOMAS POLGREEN HKW- 
LINGS, and JAMES KINSEY, Esquires, are elected Repre- 
sentatives for the City of Burlington, in New-Jersey; and 
HENRY PAXSON and ANTHONY SYKES, Esquires, Repre- 
sentatives for the County. 

JOHN HINCHMAN and ROBERT FRIEND PRICE, Es- 
quires; are elected Representatives for the County of 
Gloucester, in New- Jersey. 

iHis wife, Mary, was a daughter of the Rev. Isaac Browne, rector of 
Trinity church, Newark. She was but 26 years of age at her death. 



90 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

THIS is to give notice to the creditors of HENRY DAVIS, 
that pursuant to the Act of Assembly for the relief of in- 
solvent debtors, he has presented a petition to the Court 
of Quarter Sessions for the county of Gloucester, and 
which has been signed by two thirds of his creditors in 
value, and the Court has appointed the 25th of April next, 
for the creditors to shew cause, if any they have, why an 
assignment of the said Henry Davis's estate should not 
be made, and his body discharged from confinement. 

HENRY DAVIS 

To BE SOLD 

By the subscriber, and may be entered upon the first 
day of Fifth-month (May) next, or sooner, if needful, 

A VALUABLE tract of land, situate in the township of 
Upper Freehold, and county of Monmouth, in East New- 
Jersey, 9 miles from Bordentown, and 4 from Allentown, 
containing upwards of 180 acres of exceeding good land, 
25 acres thereofgood meadow, the most part produces a 
great burthen of clover and spear grass, upwards of 100 
acres plow land, and two bearing orchards, all enclosed 
with good cedar fence; on the land are erected a mer- 
chant and grist-mill, having two pair of stones, 3 boulting 
cloths, and hoisting jack, which all work by water; the 
mill-house is 55 feet by 26 feet, with a lean-to of 14 feet 
wide, a good scale, beam and weights; a wire screen for 
cleaning wheat, and other utensils, necessary to said mills; 
a fulling-mill and dye-house, wherein is a large furnace, 
well fixed, a press-shop, press-screw, and other imple- 
ments for carrying on the fulling business; a saw-mill, 
built about two years ago, suited to cut ship plank, or 
other timber, 40 feet long, having crow bars, dogs and 
other utensils, requisite thereto. All said mills are situ- 
ated on a large and constant stream of water, called 
Crosswick's-creek, whereby all sorts of lumber, flour and 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 9! 

other produce may be transported to Philadelphia, at a 
moderate expence. There are also on said premises a 
commodious brick dwelling-house, two stories high, with 
3 rooms on a floor, a frame tenement one story and a half 
high, having 6 rooms, and a kitchen, all adjoining; a well 
of water near the door, and one garden before, and an- 
other behind the house, both well enclosed. There are 
likewise on said premises four other tenements (suitable 
for a miller, cooper, fuller and black-smith and their fam- 
ilies), a cooper's shop, smith's shop and coal-house, a large 
pork-house, smoak-house, barn, waggon-house, chaise- 
house; and stables sufficient for 12 horses. The situation 
is very convenient for a merchant, (a store having been 
kept there for many years past) and for collecting pork, 
which may be yearly had in large quantities in the neigh- 
bourhood, as good in quality as any where in the province 
of New-Jersey. The neighbouring farmers generally sell 
wheat one penny per bushel lower at the said mills than 
at the mills nearer Delaware. Much might be said in 
favour of the premises, as to the pleasant, agreeable and 
advantageous situation thereof in a rich and fertile coun- 
try, but an examination will be the best recommendation. 
The title is clear and indisputable, and time will be given 
for a large part of the purchase-money. 

Also to be sold, a tract of good land in Nottingham 
township, Burlington county, two miles from Lewis's 
mill, and two and a half from Vandyke's landing, contain- 
ing 178 acres, 30 whereof meadow land, or swamp, of 
which 5 acres are cleared; about 80 acres of plow land 
cleared, and in good fence, a good bearing orchard; the 
remainder well timbered land; hereon is erected a con- 
venient frame dwelling-house, with a well of water be- 
fore the door ; also a suitable barn, adjoining the premises 
lies a large quantity of timber land, very useful as an out- 
let for cattle or swine. The place is now in tenure of 



92 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Peter Curtis, and may be entered on the first of Fourth- 
month (April) next. Its situation being contiguous to 
navigable water, will produce great advantage to a pur- 
chaser, in the sale of timber he may clear off the land, 
which will bring a good price at the aforesaid landing. 
Time will be given for part of the purchase-monies. Any 
person inclining to purchase the whole, or part of the 
above described lands, may be further informed, by ap- 
plying to JAMES and DRINKER, merchants, in Philadel- 
phia; JOHN and WILLIAM IMLAY, merchants in New- 
York; or to the owner, living on the first mentioned 
place. 

RICHARD BROWN. 

The Flying Machine, kept by 
CHARLES BESSONETT, at Bristol 

SETS out on Mondays and Thursdays, from the House 
of JOSEPH VANDEGRIFT, at the Cross-Keys, the Corner 
of Chestnut and Third-streets, in Philadelphia and pro- 
ceeds to Prince-Town the same Days, where it meets the 
New York Stage and returns on Tuesdays and Fridays, 
till the First of May; and then goes three Times a Week, 
till the First of November. All Gentlemen and Ladies, 
that please to favour me with their Custom, may depend 
upon my best endeavours to give Satisfaction. Passen- 
gers and Baggage to be carried as usual. 

CHARLES BESSONETT 

Burlington, March 19, 1772. 

Notice is hereby given, that this day was committed to 
the goal of the city of Burlington, a certain WILLIAM 
RICHARDSON, a Sweep-chimney; he acknowledges to be 
servant to one Nicholas Hofaker, in Lebanon town, Lan- 
caster county; he is advertised in the Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, March 12, 1772, No. 2255, by Mr. Curtis Grubb, at 



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Cornwall Furnace. His master is hereby desired to come 
(or send and pay charges, and take him away as soon as 
possible by 

EPHRAIM PHILLIPS, Coaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2257, March 26, 
1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. On Monday the i6th inst. came on 
the election of Representatives for the city of Burlington. 
The poll closed at five o'clock the next day, when Thomas 
Polgreen Hewlings and James Kinsey, Esqrs. were duly 
elected Representatives of that city. On Wednesday, 
Henry Paxson, Esq; who had been prevailed upon to 
offer himself as a candidate once more, was chosen with 
Anthony Sykes, Esq; for the county. 

TO BE SOLD, 

At public vendue, on the eighth day of April next, by 
Abraham Hendricks, at Imlays Town, in upper Free- 
hold, County of Monmouth and Province of West New- 
Jersey. 

One half of the grist mill in said town, she has two 
pair of stones, is very convenient, all things work by 
water, her bolts are new and in good order, a large house 
inclosed all round with good cedar boards, in excellent 
repair and a sufficient stream of water, situated in a rich 
wheat country within ten miles of Crosswick's landing, 
and twelve from Bordenton, together with a good con- 
venient dwelling 1 house two stories high well finished, 
from whence there is a beautiful prospect, a Merchants 
shop of 30 feet by 18, a new barn and pork house, Coopers 
shop and all things convenient for a merchant, where may, 
and has been sold, a vast many goods, there are about ten 
acres of excellent upland and meadow adjoining with it, 
equal to any land in New-Jersey. There likewise will be 



94 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

sold on said day, some horses, milch-cows, a sett of gears 
for a single team, and a great many other things too 
tedious to mention. The situation is very healthy as well 
as beautifull. The other half of the mill may also be 
bought very cheap of my partner Mr. Peter Imley, if any 
person should chuse to purchase the whole. 
Imleys-Town, March 10. 

ABRAHAM HENDRICKS. 

PROPOSALS 

For printing by Subscription, the following Pamphlets, 
by UZAL OGDEN, Jun. a candidate for Holy Orders, viz. 

The CHRISTIAN'S MIRROR. 
Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith. 

Apostle Paul. 
A LETTER 

TO A 

RASTER OF A FAMILY; 

Wherein the duty, reasonableness and advantage of FAM- 
ILY WORSHIP are considered. Now humbly submitted 
to the perusal, and serious consideration, of heads of 
prayerless Christian families of every denomination, 
particularly those residing in Sussex county, New-Jer- 
sey. To which are annexed, FAMILY PRAYERS. 

THE THEOLOGICAL PRECEPTOR, 

OR 

YOUTH'S RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. 

Containing a summary of the principles, rise and progress 
of Religion, from the creation of the world to the con- 
summation thereof; together with moral reflections, 
&c. and a sketch of the arguments in favor of Chris- 
tianity. In a series of dialogues. Dedicated to Chris- 
tian parents, of every denomination, in the British 



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American dominions. To which is prefixed, an AD- 
DRESS tO the YOUTH Of AMERICA. 

Add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge. 

St. Peter. 
Remember your creator in the days of your youth. 

Solomon. 
We have not followed cunningly devised fables. 

St. Peter. 

CONDITIONS. 

I. The Pamphlets to be printed with a handsome type, 
on good paper. 

II. Each Subscriber to pay Three Shillings and Six 
Pence, New- York currency, upon delivery of the pamph- 
lets. 

New-Town, Sussex County, 
New-Jersey, February 14, 1772. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Upon examining the several Tracts above-mentioned, 
we think them well calculated to promote the general and 
important interests of Virtue and Religion. 

THOMAS B. CHANDLER, D. D. Rector of St. John's 

Church, in Elizabeth-Town, New- Jersey. 
SAMUEL AUCHMUTY, D. D. Rector of Trinity 

Church, in the city of New- York. 
JOHN OGILVIE, D. D. Assistant Minister in Trinity 

Church, in New- York. 

Subscriptions are taken in, in the province of Pennsyl- 
vania, by Mr. Charles Bessonet, at Bristol; Mr. Alexan- 
der Anderson, at Benn-Salem; and Messrs. Bradfords, at 
Philadelphia. In the province of New-Jersey, by Mr. 
Isaac Collins, printer, at Burlington ; Mr. Abraham Hunt, 
merchant at Trenton; Mr. Isaac Hyer, at Princeton; 
John Dennis, Esq; at New-Brunswick; Mr. David Fra- 
zer, merchant, at Lebanon; Jonathan Hampton, Esq; at 



96 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Elizabeth-Town; Mr. Isaac Longworth, merchant, at 
Newark; Mr. Richard Ludlow, merchant at Ackquack- 
nung; Capt. James Board, at Ringwood; Mr. Samuel 
Haines, at Morris-Town; Mr. Augustin Reid, at Rox- 
bury; Hugh Hughs, Esq; or Mr. Edward Dunlop, mer- 
chant, at Hacket's-Town ; Mr. Robert Allison, at Knowl- 
Town; Mr. Joseph Wallens, merchant, at Hadeyston; 
Nathaniel Pettit, Esq; or Mr. John Allen, merchant, at 
New-Town; and Mr. Everet Banker, Jun. merchant, or 
Mr. Hugh Gaine, printer, at New- York. The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal; and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1529, 
March 26, 1772. 

NEW-YORK, March 26. Newark, New-Jersey, 

March 15, I77I. 1 

About ten of the Clock this Morning, finished her 
earthly Race, and took her flight to the celestial Regions 
of Bliss, Mrs. Mary Ogden, Wife of Isaac Ogden, Esq; 
of this Place, a JLady of unblemish'd Character and dis- 
tinguished Merit. Her engaging Manners, refin'd Senti- 
ments and benevolent Disposition, gain'd her universal 
Esteem, and made her as many Friends as she had Ac- 
quaintances. In her Life and Conversation, there was a 
happy assemblage of all the Virtues, that adorn the Sex, 
or afford delight to human Nature: She was a dutiful 
Child, an affectionate Wife, a tender Parent, a sincere 
Friend, and a devout Christian. She met her Dissolu- 
tion with Calmness and Resignation; and died, as she 
had lived, an Honour and Example to the human Race ; 
If expiring excellence claims from the World, a tribu- 
tary Tear, weep, Humanity, for the Loss of one of thy 
brightest Ornaments! A few hours before her Exit, 
she gave being to a Daughter, who still survives. Her 
Death is a severe stroke to her distressed Connections, by 

iAn error for 1772. 






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whom it is greatly lamented. The Neiv York Journal; 
or The General Advertiser, No. 1525, March 26, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, March 30. Last Wednesday departed 
this life, after a tedious illness, at Burlington, Dr. JONA- 
THAN SMITH, a Gentleman, descended from one of the 
most respectable families in this province, and much es- 
teemed for his singular benevolence and humanity. The 
Pennsylvania Packet; and the General Advertiser, No. 23, 
March 30, 1772. 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, of the County of Morris, Notice is here- 
by given to the Creditors of Thomas Ward, and Ebenezer 
Farrand, two insolvent Debtors, that having severally 
filed their Schedules, and complied with the Directions of 
a late Act of the Governor, Council, and General Assem- 
bly of the Province of New- Jersey, entitled, "An Act for 
the Relief of insolvent Debtors;" that the said Creditors 
be and appear at the Court-House in Morris-Town, in 
said County, on the 24th Day of April next, at two 
o'Clock in the Afternoon, before Jacob Ford, and Samuel 
Tuttle, Esqrs, two of the Judges of the said Court, to 
shew Cause, if any they have, why the said Thomas Ward, 
and Ebenezer Farrand, should not be discharged agree- 
able to the Directions of the said Act. Dated March 24, 
1772. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1066, March 30, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, April 6. NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS. 

SAMUEL TUCKER, and JOHN MEHELM, Esquires, are 
elected Representatives for Hunterdon County; GRANT 
GIBBON, and BENJAMIN HOLMES, Esquires, for Salem 
County; JOHN SHEPHERD, and THEOPHILUS ELLMOR, 
Esquires, for Cumberland County; CORTLAND SKINNER, 



98 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

and JOHN COOMBS, Esquires, for the City of Perth Am- 
boy; and JOHN WETHERILL, and JOHN MOORES, Es- 
quires, for Middlesex County. 

JUST PUBLISHED at 

R. AITKEN'S 

BOOK STORE, 

Nearly opposite the London Coffee-House, in Front- 
street, 

A POEM, on the RISING GLORY of AMERICA: 
Being an Exercise delivered at the Public Commence- 
ment at NASSAU-HALL, September 25, 1771. 

ARGUMENT. 

The subject proposed. The discovery of America by 
Columbus and others. A philosophical inquiry into the 
origin of the savages of America. Their uncultivated 
state. The first planters of America. The cause of their 
migration from Europe. The difficulties they encoun- 
tered from the resentment of the natives, and other cir- 
cumstances. The French war in North America. The 
most distinguished heroes who fell in it; Wolfe, Brad- 
dock, &c. General Johnson, his character. North 
America why superior to South. On Agriculture. On 
commerce. On science. Whitefield, his character. 
The present glory of America. A prospect of its future 
glory, in science, in liberty, and the gospel. The con- 
clusion of the whole. 1 The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and 
Universal Advertiser, No. 273, March ^o-April 6, 1772. 

Extract of a Letter from Trenton, March 24, 1772 
"This Day came on the Election for the County of Hun- 
terdon, when, without Opposition, was chosen our old 
worthy Member, Samuel Tucker, Esq; and John Mehelm, 
Esq; Representatives for said County." The Pennsylva- 
nia Gazette, No. 2258, April 2, 1772. 

*By Philip Freneau and Hugh H. Brackenridge. 



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To the PUBLIC. 

The subscriber, being settled at the FULLING MILL on 
Great Timber Creek, in the county of Gloucester, called 
Blackwood's MILL, 3 miles from Haddonfield and Glou- 
cester, and six from Woodbury; and, having all tools and 
conveniences for that purpose, carries on the FULLING 
BUSINESS, in all its branches, in as extensive a manner, 
and at as cheap rates, as at any mill in New Jersey, or 
Pennsylvania; all persons, who may please to favour him 
with their custom, may depend on having their cloth 
dressed in the neatest and best manner, and with the 
greatest expedition. Cloth for the mill is taken in by 
Joseph Garwood, Inn-keeper, in Haddonfield ; Jehu Wood, 
Inn-keeper, in Woodbury; and Mary Comron, in the town 
of Berkeley; at which places attendance will be given 
once a week; the cloth taken to the mill, and returned 
there again, dressed according to directions, by 

JOSEPH BLACKWOOD 

Windsor, March 24, 1772. 
To BE SOLD, 

A Valuable plantation, containing about 420 acres of 
good land, situated in the township of Windsor, in the 
county of Middlesex, and province of New-Jersey, ad- 
joining to Stony Brook, at a place known by the name of 
Penn's Neck, and within two short miles of Prince-Town, 
in view of the College, about half a mile from an excellent 
grist-mill and fulling mill, both which places are a ready 
market for all sorts of grain and produce, being an exceed- 
ing healthy part of the country; on the said plantation 
are a good new 2 story stone dwelling-house, 33 feet 
square, with a good dry cellar under the whole, a frame 
kitchen, and a well of excellent water near the door, a 
paled garden, a verv large Dutch barn and stables 40 by 
58 feet, a choice waggon-house, with a good hay-loft and 



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two cribs under the same roof, that will contain near 1000 
bushels of corn, a fine thriving orchard near the same, also 
cherry and peach trees, a considerable quantity of low- 
land and meadow, about 220 acres of plow-land cleared, 
and well . improved, with good fencing, chiefly a fertile 
soil, exceeding good for wheat, Indian corn and rye ; near 
the farm is a famous unimproved white-oak timber swamp, 
containing 60 acres. Any person inclining to purchase, 
is desired to view the premises; a clear and indisputable 
title will be given; and for terms (which will be reason- 
able) apply to the subscriber living on the premises. 

CORNELIUS COVEN HOVEN. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2258, April 2, 
1772. 

The Creditors of WILLIAM WILLS, who lately kept the 
Old Ferry, in Philadelphia, are desired to bring their 
accounts proved to the Assignees : Those, who live in 
the Jerseys, to }OHN BUDD, at Mount Holley; or JOSEPH 
IMLAY, at Mansfield, as soon as possible : And those, who 
live in Pennsylvania, to AARON OAKFORD, who will at- 
tend at the Old Ferry House, on the Second Day of May 
next for that purpose. April 2. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1530, April 2, 1772. 

Monday the 23d March, the Election came on for the 
City of Perth-Amboy, when Cortland Skinner, John 
Combs, and Justin Homfray, offered themselves as Can- 
didates; the next Day the Poll closed, and upon casting 
up the Votes, the Number stood as follows: For Mr. 
Skinner, 242. Mr. Combs, 204. Mr. Homfray, 122. 
Whereupon the two former were declared duly elected. 

John Wetheril, and John Moores, Esqrs. are unani- 
mously chosen for the County of Middlesex. The Netv 



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101 



York Journal; or The General Advertiser, No. 1526, April 

2, 1772. 

TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately, 

(for a term of years if required,) 

\ Commodious house and lot of land in Elizabeth- 
/~~\. Town, wherein Doctor Matthias D'Hart, deceased, 
formerly lived; the lot contains about five acres, has on 
it a good barn and garden, an excellent young bearing 
apple orchard, and a variety of choice bearing fruit trees ; 
as peaches, pears, plumbs and cherries; is situated in a 
very pleasant and publick part of the town ; is fit for either 
a Gentleman, Merchant, or Tradesman; the house con- 
tains four fire-places on a floor, a good kitchen, milk 
room, cellar and garret rooms. For further particulars, 
apply to William D'Hart, at Morris-Town, or to Jacob 
D'Hart, Esq; at Elizabeth-Town. 

THE large and well situated house wherein Isaac Og- 
den, Esq; lately lived, in Newark, is now offer'd for 
sale: It has 8 good rooms with fire-places in them, a 
spacious hall, and a large kitchen. The out-houses are 
very convenient, all new, and the garden in fine order: 
It is extremely well calculated for a gentleman's seat; a 
merchant's store has been kept in it to great advantage. 
The land that belongs to it is sufficient to keep two cows 
and a horse: It has many advantages that will be at- 
tractive (to any person who would study ease and con- 
venience in a situation) on a view of it, that can't be de- 
scribed in the small compass of an advertisement. If it 
is not sold by the 25th of April, it will then be rented. 
The conditions may be known by applying' to Isaac Og- 
den, Esq; at Newark, Mr. Nicholas Hoffman, merchant, 
New York, or Phillip Van Cortlandt, Esq; at Jamaica, 
on Nassau-Island. 



IO2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

To be SOLD or LETT, 

A House and lot of land lying on the post road be- 
tween Newark and Elizabeth-Town, near Bound- 
Creek landing, containing about 10 acres of land and 
meadow, with a good barn, garden, and orchard, con- 
taining near 100 young bearing apple trees, of which may 
be made 30 or 40 barrels of cyder per year, very con- 
venient either for a tradesman or merchant. An indis- 
putable title will be given. Enquire of Joseph Camp, Esq; 
Thomas Campfield, or Caleb Camp, each of Newark, and 
near the premises. The above farm may be enter'd on 
immediately. 

THE subscriber purposing to remove into the Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, by the first of May next, and to 
decline all business in this province, except that of going 
the river circuits, desires his Clients to call for their papers 
upon Mr. James Linn, in New Y'ork, paying the costs 
hitherto accrued. To him also those indebted to the sub- 
scriber for costs in suits already finished, are requested 
to pay the same with all convenient speed; and all per- 
sons writing to him from the more northern parts of the 
province, may direct to him at Elizabeth-Town, in New- 
Jersey, to the care of James Linn, Esq; Attorney at Law 
in New York. 

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON. 

TO BE LET, 

From the first Day of May next, 

THE ferries on the East and West sides of Passaick 
River, in the road leading from Newark to Powles- 
Hook : As this road since the erecting these ferries, has 
been the publick p"ost road and generally used by travel- 
lers from New-York to Philadelphia, &c. and as the fer- 
ries by means of their being a common thoroughfare, are 



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well known; it is unnecessary to say any thing of their 
advantageous situation : They will be let either together 
or separately, as may best suit the persons desiring to rent 
the same. For the terms apply to Col. John Schuyler, 
proprietor of the ferry on the East side; Messrs. David 
and Joseph Rogers, proprietors of the ferry on the West 
side of said river, or to Lewis Ogden, attorney at Law in 
Newark. 

To be SOLD, on easy TERMS, 

A Good PLACE lying in Hanover Township, with a 
Grist-mill and Saw-mill, and a very good House 
with three large Rooms upon a Floor; a Barn, a Shop 
fit for any Trade, an Orchard of about 150 Apple Trees, 
80 Acres of good Land, and about 35 Acres of Land 
cleared : It is well situated for either Tavern or Store, 
and lies within 5 Miles of Morris-Town Court-House, 
upon the Road that leads from said Court House and 
Hibernia Furnace. There may be great Profits made by 
purchasing Grain, and selling Flour. The Whole may be 
had very cheap, and a reasonable Time of Payment al- 
lowed, and a good and sufficient Title given, by 

EPHRAIM GOBLE. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1067, April 6, 1772. 

Mr. GODDARD, 

THO' a native of Great Britain, I am nevertheless 
warmly attached to my countrymen in the American Col- 
onies, to whom I sincerely wish the blessings of freedom 
and independence; and as nothing has a greater tendency 
to promote their real welfare, than the prosecution of use- 
ful manufactures, I have viewed with particular pleasure 
several spirited efforts for their establishment in the dif- 
ferent provinces on the continent, particularly in Penn- 



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sylvan ia, and doubt not, but by proper encouragement, 
perseverance and industry, American freedom and hap- 
piness will be thereby founded on such a basis, as not to 
be removed by any future RESOLVE or ACT of their virtual 
Representatives on the other side of the Atlantic for I 
will venture to say, (in opposition to Lord Chatham's 
assertion in the British Parliament) that Great-Britain 
hath NO right to restrain the manufactures of the colonies 

in any case whatsoever. Having for many years been 

concerned in an extensive Iron-work in Europe, I have 
had much experience, and have gained a considerable 
knowledge of the principles and quality of Iron in that 
country and having leisure and opportunity, since my 
arrival in America, I have, for my own satisfaction, made 
repeated essays of American Iron, which I find, in gen- 
eral, to be superior to any other in his Majesty's domin- 
ions that I have ever yet seen. It is not only suitable for 
the common purposes for which Iron is generally used, 
but it is also adapted, by nature, to every particular busi- 
ness that Iron can be appropriated to, and only wants to 
be properly manufactured I am therefore induced to 
offer the following observations and remarks upon the 
preparing, smelting and making of Iron. . . . 

The nature of my business in England, frequently led 
me into the company of the most celebrated Steel-Manu- 
facturers in that country, from whose information, and 
my own experience, I think I have gained a pretty clear 
and accurate idea of that art; and as it is extremely es- 
sential to the success of that important manufacture in 
this new country, that a judicious choice of Iron should 
be made, I would just give my opinion to the American 
Steel-Manufacturer in this city, that, after making several 
practical essays, I am fully convinced that the Iron made 
at the Oxford furnace in New- Jersey, (about 60 miles 



I/7 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. IO5 

from hence) by far exceeds any other in America for the 
purpose of making Steel; and that, by a proper conver- 
sion, it will equal, if not exceed, any ever imported from 
the famous works of Cawley at the same time, I must 
acknowledge, that several other kinds of Iron are ex- 
tremely good for that use, particularly Mr. Bird's, of 
Reading, and that of Batstowe furnace, in New-Jersey. 

A FRIEND TO THE COLONIES. 
Philadelphia, April 9, 1772 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 274, April 6-13, 1772. 

Pilesgrove, Salem County, West New Jersey, April 9. 
FORTY SHILLINGS Reward 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber, on the 29th day of 
March last, a certain WILLIAM HOOD, about 5 feet 8 or 
9 inches high, slim built, has dark hair, is a taylor by 
trade, and is much given to liquor and gaming, his finger 
on his left hand next to his little finger is crooked; he 
stole and took with him a new suit of cloaths, the coat 
of wilton of a light colour, with the button-holes and 
edges bound, and without lining, a jacket made plain, 
saggathy breeches of a mixt lightish colour, made with a 
fall, and strings at the knees, ribb'd stockings, and old 
shoes. He is supposed to have gone to Pennsylvania, as 
he has a mother and other relations in Chester county. 
Whoever takes up and secures said William Hood, in any 
of his Majesty's goals, so that he may be brought to jus- 
tice, shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, 
paid by 

JOSEPH PAULLIN 

Lately imported from England, and to be sold by the 
subscriber, at his seat, in Newtown, Gloucester county, 



106 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

West-Jersey, or on market days, at the Covered Stall, at 
the upper end of the Jersey-market, a vast variety of 

GARDEN SEEDS 

CONSISTING of savoy, turnip cabbage, sugar loaf ditto, 
colliflower, colliflower brocoli, purple ditto, cale, radish, 
early Dutch turnip, red ditto, sellery, sallet ditto, cleriac, 
white-coss lettice, brown Dutch ditto, asparagus, scarlet 
running beans, white Turkey prickly cucumbers, long 
orange carrot; onions, of different kinds; white mustard 
seed, cresses, union pease; melons, of different sorts; early 
chanton pease, marrow-fat ditto, Spanish moralto ditto, 
dwarf sugar ditto, early masagon ditto, long-kid ditto, 
toker pease, Windsor ditto, white blossom ditto, white 
dwarf ditto, yellow ditto, speckled ditto, horse shoe ditto. 
Together with 8 or 9 different sorts of early pease and 
beans, of his own raising, excellent in their kind ; as also, 
a great variety of other different seeds, equally as good, 
but too numerous to insert here, and which would suit 
any of the different colonies, as well as this. 

RICHARD COLLINGS, Gardiner. 

Philadelphia, March 12, 1772. 
The AUTHOR of the 
COMPLETE SURVEYOR 
To THE PUBLIC in GENERAL, AND TO THE 

SUBSCRIBERS IN PARTICULAR 
My Lords and Gentlemen, 

Permit me to return you my 
most sincere thanks, etc. . . . 

His Excellency William Franklin, Esq; Governor of 
New- Jersey, has been pleased to favour me with a Manu- 
script Essay on the Variation of the Needle, written by 
the late Mr. Lewis Evans, which will also be inserted in 
this work (by his Excellency's permission) a matter 



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which the public have long wished for, and which, I hope, 
will be an additional inducement for many Gentlemen in 
America, to encourage this publication, particularly those 
who had the pleasure of being acquainted with that in- 
genious Gentleman, when living. . . . 

their obliged and most humble servant 

S. GALE 

Subscriptions are taken in by . . . Mr. Isaac Col- 
lins, Burlington; Mr. Zachariah Russel, Mount Holly. 
. . . The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2259, April 9, 
1772. 

BE it known to all whom it may concern, that the own- 
ers of the marsh and meadow on Ausiscunk creek propose 
to petition the honorable Assembly of the Province of 
New-Jersey, at their next meeting, for a law to impower 
the owners to erect such water-works across the said 
creek, between the land of Samuel Clenson, and the flood- 
gates of William Pullen, as they the said owners shall 
think convenient, to keep the tide from flowing up the 
same. 

Newtown, February 28, 1772. 

Now in custody, in Newtown Goal, a NEGROE MAN, 
named MOSES, belonging 1 to Daniel Lippincott, in Eves- 
ham, West New-Jersey. His Master is desired to come, 
pay Charges, and take him away. 

JOHN ANDERSON, Goal-keeper. 

. . . The Works of Flavius Josephus, in four Vol- 
umes. . . . Subscriptions are taken in by . . . Mr. 
Abraham Hunt, Trenton; Mr. William Hick, Prince- 
town, Mr. Frederick King in Morris-Town; Thomas 
Anderson, Esq; in Sussex County, New Jersey. Sup- 
plement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2257, March 
26, 1772. 



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To COVER this SEASON, The famous grey horse NORTH- 
UMBERLAND (commonly called the Irish horse). . . . 
He is kept at JOHN HART'S, Esq; in Hunterdon County, 
New- Jersey, where good pastures for mares are provided, 
at a moderate price. Supplement to the Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2259, April 9, 1772. 

NEW- YORK, April 6. The Sloop Harlequin, John 
Bryson, Master, from Jamaica for this port, was cast 
away last Wednesday night, on the point of Sandy-Hook ; 
the vessel will be lost, but the crew and most of the cargo 
will be saved. Capt. Bryson was just eight weeks from 
this place when cast away. The Pennsylvania Journal; 
and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1531, April 9, 1772. 

WEST NEW-JERSEY, April 8th, 1772. 

CUMBERLAND AND CAPE-MAY STAGES. 

THIS is to give notice to the Public in general, and the 
Subscribers friends in particular, that a genteel Stage- 
Waggon, of the rifewest fashion, and two sets of horses, 
will set out for the summer season at four o'clock in the 
morning, or agreeable to the passengers, from Bridge- 
town to Cooper's Ferry, where all Gentlemen and Ladies 
who have orders or letters from Philadelphia to any part 
of Cumberland or Cape-May, by applying to John Hider, 
they will be dispatched with the utmost care. The stage 
will set off from the Old Ferry every Thursday, and pro- 
ceed to Cohansey-Bridge, where the Cape-May stage sets 
off the next day. All Gentlemen and Ladies who are 
pleased to favour us with their custom, may depend upon 
the utmost endeavours to give satisfaction, from 
Their humble servants, 

DANIEL STRETCH. 
DANIEL TAYLOR. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and The General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 25, April 13, 1772. 



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TO BE LET, 

THE farm whereon the subscriber lately lived, two 
miles from Elizabeth-Town, pleasantly situated on 
the north side the post road to Philadelphia; a genteel 
brick-house, two story high, 53 by 30, compleatly finished, 
suitable for a gentleman's seat; there is a good garden, 
orchard, and all sorts of fruit trees, barn, stable, out- 
houses, pump at the door, flower garden in the court yard, 
&c. the house with any quantity of land required, or the 
whole will be let or sold, Enquire of Mr. Jonathan Hamp- 
ton, in New- York, John Dennis, Esq; Brunswick, or the 
owner. 

JONATHAN HAMPTON. 

RUN AWAY from Thomas Forman, living in Amis- 
town, Burlington County, a Mulatto Fellow named 
JOB, near 6 Feet high, with a bushey Head of Hair, and 
well-set: Had on when he went away, a lightish-col- 
oured Cloth Coat, figured Worsted Waistcoat, a Flannel 
Shirt, a Pair of Leather Breeches, light grey yarn Stock- 
ings, Duck Frock, a Pair of strong Shoes, and a Pair of 
Pumps, felt Hat, with a yellow Button on it. Whoever 
takes up the said Servant, and brings him to his Master, 
or secures him in any Goal, so that his Master gets him 
again, shall receive Three Pounds Reward, and all rea- 
sonable Charges paid by the Subscriber 

THOMAS FORMAN. 

The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1068, April 13, 1772. 

Three Pounds Reward. 

RUN away from the subscriber, on Rariton, in Somerset 
county, East New-Jersey, the I4th of this instant April, a 



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NEGRO MAN, named TOM, but supposed he will change 
his name, and forge a pass, as he can read and write: 
Had on, when he went away, a lead coloured broadcloth 
coat, brown lapelled waistcoat, buckskin breeches, two 
linen shirts, ribbed stockings, and an old felt hat. He is 
about 5 feet 9 inches high, has a scar under his left eye, 
and a sore leg, occasioned by a burn. He was brought 
out of Lancaster gaol last winter. Whoever takes up and 
secures the said Negro in any of his Majesty's gaols, so 
that his master may have him again, shall receive the 
above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

ABRAHAM VAN DOREN, jun. 

To BE SOLD, or EXCHANGED, for an 
INTEREST in the city of Philadelphia, 

A WELL-FINISHED, CONVENIENT two story BRICK 
HOUSE, pleasantly situated on Delaware, at Green-Bank, 
in Burlington, with a good yard, and two large gardens, 
abounding with excellent fruit. On the lot are a milk- 
house, smoke-house, and a stable for four horses, with 
sundry adjoining buildings for carriages, cattle, and grain. 
The purchaser (if he inclines to follow business) may be 
supplied with an oil mill and snuff mill also, an orchard, 
pasture, meadow, and about sixteen acres of woodland. 
For terms apply to RICHARD WELLS, on the premises. 

CIRCUIT COURTS in NEW-JERSEY 

are held this SPRING as follows, viz. 

At the CUMBERLAND, Monday, the 27th of April. 

Court- ^ SALEM, Thursday, the 3oth of April. 
House GLOUCESTER, Tuesday, the 5th of May. 
in HUNTERDON, Wednesday, the 2Oth of May. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 275, April 13-20, 1772. 






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To be SOLD, or LETT, 

A CONVENIENT two story HOUSE, situate at the corner 
of High-street, and next door to James Kinsey's, near the 
river, in the city of Burlington. For further particulars, 
enquire of SAMUEL ALINSON, near the premises, or of 
THOMAS SCATTERGOOD, in Philadelphia, near Pool's 
Bridge. 

For sale, A Plantation, in Hunterdon county, New 
Jersey, situate on the river Delaware, about 6 miles above 
Trenton Falls, containing 100 acres of good strong land, 
on which are a stone house, new stone smith's shop and 
coal-house, an orchard, and other improvements. The 
terms of payment will be made easy to the purchaser. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2260, April 16, 1772. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Entered-In. Schooner 
Britannia, T. Stillwell from New-Jersey. 

FORTY DOLLARS REWARD. 

WHEREAS THOMAS HENRY ENMAN, alias EAMAN, a 
school-master, made his escape out of Trenton gaol some 
time since, TWENTY DOLLARS reward will be given to any 
person who shall secure the said ENMAN in any of his 
Majesty's gaols : He is a Y'orkshireman, a convict, has 
lost an eye, had pretty long light coloured hair when he 
ran away from Fredericksburg, Virginia, in November 
last. Also made his escape on the night of the 23d in- 
stant, from a Trenton shallop, and landed in Jersey, a 
Yorkshire convict servant man named WILLIAM MOORE, 
about 5 feet 10 inches high, well set, and full faced, black 
hair; had on a light coloured new-market coat, blue cloth 
jacket, buckskin breeches and a blue bonnet : TWENTY 
DOLLARS reward will be given to any person who shall 
secure him in any gaol, or FORTY DOLLARS for both, paid 



112 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. \_T-77 2 

by Mr. ABRAHAM HUNT at Trenton, or ROBERT RITCHIE, 
in Philadelphia. 

Philadelphia, 25th March, 1772 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1532, April 1 6, 1772. 

TO BE SOLD, 

At public vendtie on the premises, the 28th inst. April, 

the vendue to begin at one o'clock; 
The new and well finished house and lot of ground be- 
longing thereto, wherein Isaac Arnet lately lived, near 
to the store of Robert Ogden, Esq; in Elizabeth Town; 
the house is two stories high; the lot contains one quar- 
ter of an acre of ground. A good title will be given, and 
bonds with good security, payable with interest, in six, 
twelve, or eighteen months, will be taken in payment, if 
requested, by the purchaser. The New York Journal; 
or The General Advertiser, No. 1528, April 16, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, April 2Oth, 1772. 

ONE HUNDRED POUNDS 
REWARD. 

BROKE out of the Work-House, on the I5th instant at 
night, a certain WILLIAM DAVISON, about five feet four 
or five inches high, thin visage, dark brown curled hair, 
lost some of his fore teeth, down look, had on a light 
coloured coat, white flannel waist coat, leather breeches, 
grey ribbed worsted hose, half worn shoes, with one plain 
white metal buckle, the other of carved brass. He broke 
open a closet door, and stole a black Walnut Box, a little 
larger than a wig box, containing a number of Bonds to 
the amount of FIFTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS, about One 
Hundred and Ninetv Half Joes, about Thirty Pistoles, 
Eight Moidores, Sixty Pieces of Eight, Forty-eight 
Pounds in Jersey Six Pound Bills. . . . Whoever will 



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apprehend the said WILLIAM DAVISON, so that the effects 
may be had again, shall receive the above reward, paid by 

JAMES WHITEHEAD. . . . 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 26, April 20, 1772. 

THIS is to give notice to the creditors of HENRY DAVIS, 
that pursuant to the Act of Assembly, for the relief of 
insolvent debtors, he has presented a petition to the Court 
of Quarter Sessions for the county of Gloucester, and 
which has been signed by two thirds of his creditors in 
value, and the Court has appointed the 25th day of April 
next, for the creditors to shew cause, if any they have, 
why an assignment of the said Henry Davis's estate should 
not be made, and his body discharged from confinement. 

HENRY DAVIS. 

Gloucester County, New- Jersey, April i8th, 1772. 

YESTERDAY was committed into my custody, two cer- 
tain persons, one named JOHN MORPHEY, the other NICH- 
OLAS HAMILTON, suspected to be runaways. They had 
with them two horses, and are supposed to belong to some 
person in Maryland or Virginia. Their masters, if any 
they have, are desired to come within three weeks from 
the date hereof, and pay charges and take them out, oth- 
erwise they will be sold for their charges. Any person 
to whom the horses belong, on proving their property 
and paying charges, shall have them again by applying to 

RICHARD JOHNSON, Goaler. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, 

WEST NEW-JERSEY, April itfh, 1772. 
WHEREAS there was a Petition laid before the Honour- 
able House of Assembly of this Province last December, 

8 



114 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

for erecting a new Draw-Bridge straight across Cohan- 
sey Creek, from the Court-house in Bridge-Town to the 
east side of said Creek. Notice is hereby given by the 
subscriber, to all persons whom it may concern, that they 
may appear at the next sitting of the Assembly in this 
Province, to make their objections against the building 
of said Bridge. 

ENDS SEELEY. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE at PHIL- 
ADELPHIA, April $th, 1772. 

B. 
. . . David or Robert Branson, W . N. Jersey. 

H. 
. . . James Holliday, Salem; . . . 

M. 
. . . Rosannah Moore, West Jersey. 

R. 
. . . Wilflam Rogers, West-Jersey. 

S. 
. . . Trithian Stratton, New-Jersey, . . . 

Y. 

. . . Jeremiah Young, Cohansy, Cumberland coun- 
ty, West New-Jersey. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 26, April 20, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, April 27. Since our last William 
Davison, and John Thomas, who robbed Mr. Whitehead, 
Keeper of the Work-House in this City, of a large Sum 
of Money, as advertised in our last, were taken up in 
New-Jersey, and the greatest Part of the Money, &c. re- 
covered. They have been since brought to Town, in 
Company with one Galloway and another Man, who 



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were Accomplices, and all lodged in Gaol. The Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle and Universal Advertiser, No. 276, 

To be SOLD, at private sale, or exchanged for land, 
The noted and well-accustomed TAVERN, in the city of 
Burlington, in New-Jersey, near the town wharff, which 
has been the Stage-house, for many years past, from Phil- 
adelphia to New York, and is in good business at this 
time; the house and stables are in good repair, and as 
convenient for business as any on the continent, having 
a pump of good water in the kitchen, and good sheds, out- 
houses, smoke-houses, barracks for hay, and every thing 
to make it convenient for that business, being in a good 
stand; likewise will be sold or exchanged, as above the 
stage-waggons and horses, as may best suit the purchaser. 
Also will be sold, or exchanged for land, as above, a 
two story house, with wooden buildings adjoining it, in 
Prince-Town, near the College, where William Mountear 
now lives, with a lot of land, of one acre and a quarter, 
a number of fruit trees on said lot, stable, garden, and a 
well of good water at the door. Said house is very suit- 
able for a shop-keeper or any public business. Any per- 
son inclining to purchase either of the above-mentioned, 
may have seven years to pay the money, the whole, or any 
part of it, giving security. And any person inclining to 
exchange for land, may know the terms, by applying to 
the owner, now living on the above-mentioned premises 
in the city of Burlington 

JOSEPH HAIGHT 

Spotswood, East New- Jersey, April 16, 1772. 

WANTED by the Subscriber, 

A SOBER good MILLER, who understands that business, 
and has been used to burrs, and the boulting and packing 
business; such a man, that can bring a good character, 



Il6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

may meet with a good plaec, to look after and tend a sett 
of mills, with two pair of stones. 

J. HOMFRAY. 

Piles grove, Salem County, West New Jersey, 

April 20, 1772. 
FOUR DOLLARS Reward 

RUN away on the night of the I4th instant, from the 
subscribers, a certain JOHN HUXELY, says he was born in 
New England, near 6 feet high, a little knock-kneed, has 
a surly, cross look, talks very thick and fast, and has a 
stammer in his speech, sandy beard, with long whiskers ; 
wore an old lightish coloured coat and jacket, old hat and 
stockings, new shoes, with brass buckles; stole and took 
with him, one new check shirt, a new pair of striped ticken 
trowsers, made with a fall, and a good new razor, with a 
black handle. Whoever takes up said Huxely, and se- 
cures him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that he may 
be brought to justice, shall have the above reward, and 
reasonable charges, paid by JACOB PAULLIN, or ABRA- 
HAM RICHMAN. 

WHEREAS the subscriber bought a certain black horse 
about 6 weeks ago, full 14 hands and a half high, square 
made, short bodied, with a large blase down his forehead, 
and extends down to his under lip, short switch tail, about 
8 years old, his off hind foot white 'supposed to have been 
stolen by a certain Lawrence Osburn, an Irishman, about 
45 years old, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, long visaged, down 
look. Whoever owns the said horse, and will come and 
prove him as their property, and pay the charges, may 
have the said horse again, otherwise he will be sold, in 3 
months, for the same, by the subscriber, living in Kings- 
Town, East New Jersey, Somerset county. 

PETER SUNDERLAND. 



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N. B. There is also a common saddle,, with leather 
housings, a bridle and a cowskin. April 8, 1772 

Salem, March 9, 1772. 

BY virtue of a writ to me directed, will be sold, agree- 
able to adjournment, on the Qth day of May next, on the 
premises, a valuable plantation, or tract of land, contain- 
ing 218 acres, situate on Oldman's Creek, in Upper 
Penn's Neck, within half a mile of the river Delaware, 
124 acres being good meadow, within bank, now in the 
tenure of David Clayton, at 100 per annum, with a good 
dwelling-house, with two rooms on a floor, a good barn 
and stables. Also another plantation, adjoining the 
above, containing 200 acres, 100 thereof good drained 
meadow, within bank, with a dwelling-house thereon; 
seized and taken in execution, and to be sold by 

BATEMAN LLOYD, Sheriff. 

Pilesgrove, Salem county, April 13, 1772. 
THIRTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

RUN away from his bail, an Irishman, named JAMES 
KERNS, about 23 years of age, has black hair, which he 
wears clubbed, with other hair tied to it, speaks good 
English, is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, of a fair com- 
plexion, with large blue eyes, and very thick for his 
heighth, very much given to company and gaming, and 
a great boaster of his smartness, says he is a mason by 
trade; had on, when he went away, new shoes, with 
plated buckles, white ribbed stockings, with a pair of 
spotted ditto, worsted blue plush breeches, green vest, old 
mixed coloured blue coat, with the cuffs tore off, and the 
skirts cut short, a half worn hat, with a hole in the crown; 
he took a woman with him, named Margaret Dorren, and 
it is supposed they will pass for man and wife. Whoever 



Il8 .NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

takes up the said fellow, and secures him .in any of his 
Majesty's goals, shall have the above reward, and reason- 
able charges, paid by 

DANIEL RUMSEY. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2261, April 23, 
1772. 

ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY POUNDS Reward. 
On the night of the I5th instant April, the Work- 
House of this city was broke open, and out of a closet 
was STOLEN, a black walnut box, a little larger than a 
wig box, containing a number of bonds, to the amount of 

FIFTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS, about ONE HUNDRED AND 
NINETY HALF JOHANNES'S, about THIRTY PISTOLES, 
EIGHT MOIDORES, FOUR GUINEAS, SIXTY PIECES OF EIGHT, 

and FORTY EIGHT POUNDS in Jersey six POUNDS bills; also, 
a Morocco leather pocket book, containing an English 
GUINEA, a plain GOLD RING, a STONE DITTO, and a GOLD 
LOCKET, marked E. w. There is a great reason to believe, 
said robbery was perpetrated by JOHN THOMAS, and 
WILLIAM DAVISON. Said Thomas has been detained in 
the Workhouse as an evidence, on the trial relative to the 
robbery of St. Paul's Church and was discharged the 
I4th instant; he is a short well-set man, born in England, 
about 21 years of age, smooth faced, and of a fresh com- 
plexion : Had on, a white fustian frock, a small round 
hat, has lost the hair off the top of his head, as if by a 
scald, and wears a bluish worsted cap. He formerly lived 
with Capt. Herd, of Woodbridge, and used to ride horses 
for Mr. Herd and Mr. Waters. William Davison is also 
an Englishman. . . . Whoever apprehends the thief 
or thieves, and secures them, so the whole of the cash may 
be had again, shall have the above reward, or in propor- 
tion for any parts of it so recovered, by 

April 23. JAMES WHITEHEAD. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. IIQ 

NEW-YORK, April 20. Capt. Lowndes, in twenty six 
days from St. Croix the 26th of March, in Lat. 25, Lon. 
66, spoke with Capt. Butler, in a brig from the Granades, 
for Piscataqua, sixteen days out; and last Wednesday, 
off Cape May, fell in with a dead Whale about sixty Feet 
long, which appeared to have been but a few Days killed, 
little or none of it being cut up. The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal; and The General Advertiser, No. 1533, April 23, 
1772. 

PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery 
in England, William Rumbold, Mary the Wife of Alex- 
ander Laring, 1 both of the Province of Maryland, Mary 
the Wife of Garrett Blackford, of the Province of New- 
Jersey, in North-America. Rumbold, of Cashell 

in Ireland, Rodolphus Rumbold, of Tipperary in Ireland, 
William Rumbold, of Jamaica, and William Rumbold, of 
the Bay of Honduras, and all other Persons claiming to 
be Heirs at Law of Thomas Rumbold, late of Long Alley 
near Moorfields, in the county of Middlesex, or William 
Rumbold of the same Place, his Brother, who were the 
Sons of Thomas Rumbold formerly of the same Place 
Stocking-Trimmer, deceased; who was the Son of Will- 
iam Rumbold,' late of King's-Clere, in the County of 
Southampton, Yeoman, deceased; are to come in and 
enter into Proof of their respective Claims, of being Heirs 
at Law of the said Thomas Rumbold and William Rum- 
bold, before John Eames, Esq; one of the Masters of the 
said Court, at his Chambers in Symonds Inn, in Chancery 
Lane, London. 

J. EAMES. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1529, April 23, 1772. 

1 Laing, as printed in other newspapers of the day. 



I2O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, Price ONE SHILLING, 

A POEM on the rising Glory, of AMERICA, being an 
Exercise delivered at the public Commencement at Nas- 
sau-Hall, September 25, 1771; sold by 

NOEL AND HAZARD, 
Of whom may be had, Price ONE SHILLING, 
An Enquiry into the Nature, Cause and Cure of the 
Angina Suffocativa, or Sore Throat Distemper. 

By SAMUEL BARD, M. D. . . . 
The New York Gazette, or, The Weekly Post- 
Boy, No. 1515, April 27, 1772. 

GLOUCESTER, April 2,$th, 1772. 
THIS day was committed to the goal of this place, a 
certain WILLIAM O'CONNER, who confesses he has run- 
away from John Hinkley in Bucks county, Pennsylvania. 
This is therefore to inform his master, if any he has, to 
come and receive him, within three weeks from the date 
hereof, otherwise he will be sold for his fees. 

RICHARD JOHNSON, Goaler. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 27, April 27, 1772. 

TEN DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber the 2ist inst. living in 
Salem county, Mannington township, two servant lads, 
one named HENRY SHARP, about 19 years of age, five feet 
seven or eight inches high, has straight light coloured 
hair, and round shouldered. Had on when he went away 
an old hat, a light coloured cloth homespun jacket, half 
worn, with sleeves, a flannel under jacket, an old shirt, a 
pair of buckskin breeches, black stockings, old shoes with 
two sorts of brass buckles in them : He talks Dutch and 
English. The other, JAMES M'INTOSH, about 20 years 



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of age, five feet six or seven inches high, straight light 
coloured hair, and fair complexion. Had on when he 
went away, a felt hat, a light coloured cloth jacket with 
sleeves, and an tinder jacket of tweelled blanketing, a 
home-made shirt, tow trowsers, and half worn shoes. 
Whoever takes up and secures said servants, so that their 
master may have them again, shall have the above reward, 
or six dollars for Henry Sharp; and twenty shillings for 
James M'Intosh, if taken in the county, if out of the 
county four dollars, with reasonable charges paid by 

MICHAEL JORDAN. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 27, April 27, 1772. 

New-York, April 27. From Rocky-Hill, in the Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, we have an Account of the Death of 
John Berrien, 1 Esq; Third Judge of the Supreme Court 
for said Province. The New-York Gazette, or The 
Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1515, April 27, 1772. 

Pursuant to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas, of the county of Essex, Notice is hereby given 
to the creditors of Thomas Vander Pool, Cornelius Stib- 
bens, John Havens, and John Jenkens, four insolvent 
debtors, that have severally filed their schedules, and 
complied with the directions of a late act of the governor, 
council, and general assembly of New-Jersey, entitled, 
"An act for the relief of insolvent debtors." That the 
said creditors be and appear at the court-house in New- 
ark, in said county, on the 2Oth day of May next, at two 
o'clock in the afternoon, before Daniel Pierson, and 
Joseph Riggs, Esqrs, two of the judges of the said court, 
to shew cause, if any they have, why the said Thomas 
Vander Pool, Cornelius Stibbens, John Havens, and 

1 For some account of the Berrien family, see N. J. Archives. XXVI., 
208. 



122 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

John Jinkens, should not be discharged, agreeable to the 
directions of the said act. Dated April 18, 1772. 

To be sold at public vendue, on Tuesday, the nineteenth 
day of May next, on the premises; 

A Farm containing 400 acres of land, situate in the 
township of Mendem, Morris county, seven miles 
distant from the court-house; on said farm is a dwelling- 
house, a good new barn, an orchard of 350 good bearing 
apple trees, all grafted with choice fruit, and a young 
peach orchard, with many other choice fruit trees. The 
land good for grass and grain, about one hundred of 
which is plow land, cleared and in good fence; about 90 
acres of meadow, producing timothy and English grass, 
very good ; and about 40 acres of meadow more to clear, 
extraordinary good. Said place is well watered and tim- 
bered, and has a convenient stream running through it 
sufficient for a grist-mill or any kind of water works 
whatever. Its Situation is convenient for merchant or 
tavern-keeper, lying where four public roads meet, and 
lying about three miles from the Presbyterian meeting- 
liouse, within a mile of a quaker meeting-house. The 
said vendue to begin at twelve o'clock on said day, when 
the conditions will be made known, and attendence given, 
by 

NATHANIEL MITCHELL. 

THE Members of, The NEW-JERSEY Medical Society, 
are desired to attend their general Meeting, which 
is to be held at Brook Farmer's, in New-Brunswick, on the 
1 2th Day of May. 

PHILADELPHIA, May 4. SALEM, in New- Jersey, May 
2. 1772. At a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General 
Gaol Delivery held here last Week, Mr. Talbert (who was 



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confined in Gaol on Suspicion of murdering his Wife, as 
mentioned in the Papers last February) was honourably 
acquitted, there being no Bill fonud against him. 1 

GLOUCESTER, in New-Jersey, May 3, 1772 . This Day 
a Negro Man was found drowned; his Master is not 
known. He had a Silver Watch in his Pocket. The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 
277, April 2?-May 4, 1772. 

To the PRINTERS of the PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, 
By inserting the following Observations, on the Piece 
signed A. B. in your Paper, No. 2256? you will oblige a 
Customer. C. D. 

What A. B. says of the Constitution of New-Jersey, 
requiring an equal Number of Representatives in each 
Division, may possibly be so, and he might have added, 
that the same Constitution as much requires an equal 
Number of the Governor's Council for each Division, 
which is so little observed, that of twelve Counsellors, 
there have been but four in the Western Division, for 
many Years past. However, the Reasons that occasioned 
this Regulation to be judged necessary at that time, is 
not our present Concern, but to enquire, whether there 
can any real Disadvantage arise from its being otherwise. 
He tells us, that by choosing two more Members on the 
Western Side of the Line, than on the Eastern, the equal- 
ity of Representation is immediately destroyed, and ap- 
pears very apprehensive of the Consequences; had he 
informed us what those mighty Consequences that "claims 
the immediate and particular Attention of the ensuing 
Assembly, to provide for and guard against," were, we 
could then have judged of their Importance, but not hav- 
ing done this, and my Discernment being unable to dis- 

iSee a.nte, pp. 51, 59. 
2 See p. 85, ante. 



124 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

cover any, likely in the least to affect the Public, must 
take the Liberty to believe them wholly imaginary, and 
in this, I presume, am one in Sentiment with the several 
Branches of the Legislature, who passed the Law that 
occasions this Outcry, for we cannot suppose them igno- 
rant of the Constitution, or so unmindful of their duty, 
as not well to consider, if this Measure could have any 
bad Effects. But was I to hazard a Guess at the true 
Motive, should suppose A. B. to be an Inhabitant of one 
of those Boroughs, who, at that Time, were very impor- 
tunate to have Members, and hopes the ensuing Assem- 
bly will be more propitious to their Wishes. 

As the Division Line relates only to private Property, 
and since the Surrender, a Distinction unknown in Legis- 
lation, and which no Tax, Burthen, Imposition, or execu- 
tive Act of Government, is concerned with, wherein, or 
how can a Balance of Power operate? When there is 
no separate Interest to pursue, a Balance of Power is a 
Non-entity: But did any thing of that Nature really 
exist, A. B. must know the Situation of Sussex is such, 
as confines their Trade and Connections to East-Jersey, 
and consequently, their Weight and Influence will rest 
in that Scale, that in fact, East-Jersey is possessed of a 
Majority in both Houses : This plainly shews, something 
else is aim'd at, than this chimerical Equilibrium; never- 
theless, if the Gentleman can persuade our Legislature 
to form a new County, and give them Members, I have 
no Objection, but if under this specious Pretence, he is 
endeavouring to introduce Borough Members (thereby 
to effect a Balance of a very different Nature} I hope 
every honest Man in the Government, will give the 
Scheme Opposition. The venal Purposes, those Mem- 
bers are made to answer in our Mother Country, and 
fatal Effects they are likely, there, one Day, to produce, 
is so well known, that a Detail would be superfluous. 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 12$ 

Lord Chatham, in one of his Speeches, in Parliament, 
calls the Right of electing them, "a rotten Part of the 
Constitution." I should therefore think our Assembly 
extremely wanting in Foresight, to suffer that unsound 
Part to be joined with ours, where the Fewness of the 

Electors, puts it in the Power of a Prime Minister, 

or designing Man, to procure the Election of whom they 
please, to serve a Turn, or promote private Views; this 
can rarely be effected where there are several hundred 
Voters, scattered over a whole Country; therefore, while 
we consider a free Representation so inestimable a Bless- 
ing, I hope our Representatives will keep the strictest 
Guard over this Palladium^ and thereby defeat every 
Artifice to wrest it out of our Hands, or sap its Founda- 
tion. 

PHILADELPHIA. On Saturday Morning, between Eight 
and Nine o'clock, two small Shocks of an Earthquake 
were felt by many People in this City and Places adja- 
cent. And a Gentleman at Cohansie, in New-Jersey, 
writes, the Shocks were so sensibly felt there, that Dishes, 
&c. in Cupboards, rattled one against another, and some 
were shook off the Shelves. 

EIGHT DOLLARS Reward. 

Run away from the subscriber, living in the township 
of Greenwich, Gloucester county, and province of West 
New-Jersey, on Monday, the 2oth day of April, at night, 
an indented servant man, named WILLIAM BUTLER, but 
very likely he may change his name, and forge a pass, as 
he is an artful grand rogue, and can write a middling good 
hand, says he was born in New York government, and 
served his time there, a Taylor by trade, a slim, thin vis- 
age, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, wore his own dark 
hair, tied behind, and long locks over his ears, and turned 



126 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

up before, but very likely he may have cut it off ; he has 
scrcral blue specks under his left eye, which he says was 
marked with powder, has a large bottle nose; had on, 
when he went away, a reddish brown coat, very much 
pieced in the side seams, and on the shoulders, and the 
lining patched in the fore skirts with new shaloon, darker 
than the old lining, a fine beaver hat, a good deal wore, an 
old pair of dirty leather breeches, pale blue woollen stock- 
ings, footed with yarn paler than the legs, old shoes, tied 
with strings, a 'coarse ozenbrigs shirt, very much worn 
about the wristbands; stole and took with him. a lightish 
coloured coat, about half made, one striped Bengal jacket, 
only cut out, one halfshicks jacket, new made up, but too 
small for him, lined' with red, with metal buttons, one 
superfine scarlet jacket, very much worn, but has been 
turned. Whoever secures said servant in any of his Maj- 
esty's goals so that his master may get him again, shall 
have the above rcivard, and if brought home TEN DOL- 
LARS paid by me 

THOMAS HEWITT. 

N. B. All masters of vessels, or others, are forbid to 
harbour or carry off said servant, at their peril. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2262, April 30, 
1772. 

Filature at Philadelphia, April 30, 1772. 
THE Managers of the Contributions for the CULTURE 
of SILK have the pleasure to inform the public, that they 
have now the prospect of being able to carry on this laud- 
able undertaking to the greatest advantage. The accounts 
they have received from England, concerning the Silk of 
last year transmitted thither, are very encouraging, and 
they expect by the first ship a more full and particular 
account, both of the quality of the Silk and the prices it 
will bring. The honorable House of Assembly of New- 






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Jersey having had the proceedings of the Managers for 
last year laid before them, have been pleased to give the 
same a place in their Minutes; and to express their opin- 
ion, that "the culture of Silk is a matter of great conse- 
"quence to the interest of that colony." And it is not 
doubted but they will fall on some method of encouraging 
the same; in which the Assembly of the Province of 
Pennsylvania have set a laudable example by the follow- 
ing Vote, viz. 

"Resolved, That a certificate for the sum of One Thou- 
"sand Pounds, payable to the Managers of the Contribu- 
tions for promoting the Culture of Silk in this Province, 
"be signed by the Speaker, as soon as they shall make it 
"appear to the Governor and the Speaker of Assembly 
"for the time being, that they have procured subscrip- 
tions to the amount of One Thousand Pounds, for the 
"said purpose." . . . 

RAN away from the subscriber, living- in the corpora- 
tion of Burlington, on the 26th of this inst. April at 
night, an Irish servant man, named Alexander Coails, 
but perhaps he may change his name, and may forge a 
pass, as he can write very well. He looks to be 5 feet 5 
inches high, is a pale faced thin man, and squints with 
one of his" eyes, but not certain which, a blemish in his 
eye quite perceiveable, he has strait black hair, which has 
been lately cut on the top of his head. Had on or took 
with him when he went away, a light grey bearskin great 
coat, which was too short for him, a pale blue jacket 
without sleeves, and an under cross bar ditto of cotton 
and silk, a lapell'd linen jacket, and a pair of blue trow- 
sers patched on the knees : he also took with him, two new 
oznabrigs shirts. Whoever takes up said servant, and 
delivers him to Ephraim Philips, gaoler, in Burlington, 
or secures him in any of his Majesty's gaols, so that his 



128 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

master may have him again, shall receive Eight Dollars 
reward, paid by Ephraim Philips, or 

JOHN MARNS. 
Burlington, April 27, 1772. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1534, April 30, 1772. 



NEW-YORK, April 30. Custom-House, 
Imvard Entries. J. Stout, Perth Amboy. 

THE respectable Public is hereby informed that, agree- 
able to a former Advertisement, a Seminary of Learning 
was opened at New-Brunswick, last November, by the 
Name of Queen's College, and also a Grammar School, 
in order to prepare Youth for the same. Any Parents 
or Guardians who may be inclined to send their Children 
to this Institution, may depend upon having them in- 
structed with the greatest Care and Diligence in all the 
Arts and Sciences usually taught in public Schools; the 
strictest Regard will be paid to their moral Conduct, and 
(in a word) to every Thing which may tend to render 
them a Pleasure to their Friends, and an Ornament to 
their Species. 

Also to obviate the Objection of some to sending their 
Children on account of their small Proficiency in English, 
a proper Person has been provided, who attends at the 
Grammar School an Hour a Day, and teaches Reading, 
Writing, and Arithmetic with becoming Accuracy. It is 
hoped that the above Considerations, together with the 
healthy and convenient Situation of the Place, on a Pleas- 
ant and navigable River, in the midst of a plentiful Coun- 
try ; the Reasonableness of the Inhabitants in the Price of 
Board, and the easy Access from all Places, either by Land 
or Water will be esteemed by the considerate Public, as 
a sufficient Reccommendation of this infant College, 



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which (as it is erected upon so Catholic a Plan) will un- 
doubtedly prove advantageous to our new American 
World, by assisting- its Sister Seminaries to cultivate 
Piety, Learning, and Liberty. Per Order of the Trustees, 
Frederick Frelinghuysen, Tutor 

N. B. The vacation of the College will be expired on 
Wednesday the 6th of May, any Students then offering 
themselves, shall be admitted into such Class, as (upon 
Examination) they shall be found capable of entering. 

Pursuant to an Order of the inferior Court of Common 
Pleas, of the County of Somerset; Notice is hereby given, 
to the Creditors of Andrew Smalley, an insolvent Debtor, 
that he hath Hied his Schedule and complied with the 
Directions of a late Act of the Governor, Council, and 
General Assembly of New Jersey, entitled, an Act for the 
Relief of insolvent Debtors, that the said Creditors be and 
appear at Princeton, in said County, at the House of Mr. 
William Hicks, on the 2gth Day of May next, at eleven 
o'Clock in the Forenoon of said Day, before Robert Stock- 
ton and Cochran,. Esqrs. two of the Judges of the said 
Court, or before any other of the Judges of the said Court, 
to shew Cause, if any they have, why said Andrew 
Smalley should not be discharged, agreeable to the Direc- 
tions of the said Act. Dated the 22d Day of April, 1772. 

February 19, 1772. 

Personally appeared before me David Alston, one of 
his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Mid- 
dlesex, Reuben Fitz Randolph, being of full Age, and was 
duly affirmed, that in the Trial depending- between William 
Stone, or his Daughter, and William Smith, Son of James 
Smith, so called, that the said William Smith came to the 
said Randolph, asked him if he ever had to do with the 
said Girl ? (meaning- as the said Randolph thought, to have 



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carnal Knowledge of the Body of the said Elizabeth Stone, 
Daughter to said William Stone) the said Randolph 
answered said Smith, no; and said he never had any 
Thing to do -with her in that Shape, nor never was an 
Hour in her Company in private to his Knowledge; 
with that the said Smith replies to the said Randolph, 
whether or no the said Randolph heard any Body say, 
that they had any Thing to do with the said Elizabeth 
Stone, in Manner above mentioned? Furthermore in 
particular, said Smith asked said Randolph, whether or 
no he ever heard his Brother Isaac, or Stephen Carman 
say, that both or either of them had to do with the said 
Elizabeth Stone, Daughter to William Stone, in the Man- 
ner aforesaid? And said Randolph replied, no, he never 
did ; then said Smith said to the said Randolph, if you will 
swear, or fetch any Man that will swear, that they ever 
had to do with the said Elizabeth Stone, Daughter to 
William Stone, that the said Smith would give the said 
Randolph one o the best Cows in his Yard. 

REUBEN FITZ. RANDOLPH. 
Taken and affirmed } 
before me the Day j 
and Year above, J 

David Alston, Justice. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1530, April 30, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, May 4. Yesterday a negro man was 
found drowned at Gloucester, but it is unknown to whom 
he belonged : He had a silver watch in his pocket. . . . 

At a Court of Oyer and Terminer, and General Goal 
Delivery, held at Salem, last week, Mr. Talbert of Quin- 
tent's Bridge, was honourably acquitted of the suspicion 
of murdering his wife, there being no bill found against 
him. 



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Capt. Gorham, from Boston, about 16 leagues off our 
Capes, discovered a dead whale floating on the water, 
which he took up and brought to this place The Pennsyl- 
vania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 28, May 

4, I77 2 . 

Pursuant to an Order of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, of the County of Somerset, in the Prov- 
ince of New Jersey : Notice is hereby given to the Credi- 
tors of Abrraham Covenhoven, jun. Abraham Suthard, 
jun. and Frederick Van Fleet, jun. three Insolvent Debt- 
ors, that having severally filed their Schedules, and com- 
plied with the directions of a late Act of the Governor, 
Council and General Assembly of the Province of New 
Jersey; entitled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent 
Debtors," that the said Creditors be and appear at the 
Court-House, at Millstone, in said County, on Friday the 
5th Day of June next, at twelve 6' Clock of said Day, be- 
fore Philip Van Horn, Peter Schenk, Walter Livingston, 
and John Roy, Esqrs, or any two of them, Judges of the 
said Court, to shew Cause if any they have, why the said 
Abraham Covenhoven, jun. Abraham Suthard, jun. and 
Frederick Vanfleet, jun. should not be discharged, agree- 
able to the Directions of the said Act. 



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HE vendue of the real estate of the late 
Joseph Woodruff, Jun. of Elisabeth- 
Town, came on the 2&th ult. when the 
several houses and lots, which are amongst the best and 
most conveniently situated in the place, where put up to 
sale, but very few bidders appearing, the vendue was ad- 
journed until To-morrow the $th day of May, zvhen 
those fine houses and lots will be peremptorily sold to the 
highest bidder, zvithout farther adjournment. All gen- 
tlemen who incline either to double their money, or desire 



132 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

to become proprietors of pleasant country seats, will give 
their attendance at 2 o'clock afternoon. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the vendue held this 
day by the high sheriff of Somerset county in New- 
Jersey, for the sale of goods and chattels, lands and tene- 
ments, of Thomas Aten, stands adjourned the second 
time, for want of buyers, to the 1 5th day of May next, in 
the afternoon, when the premises will be sold at all events. 
The lands lay in two parcels, the one is a tract of one hun- 
dred and thirty acres of good land, having a good dwell- 
ing-house, barn and a saw-mill on the same, also a fine 
orchard and plenty of meadow ground, with considerable 
of timber land; the whole well watered. The other is a 
lot of fifty five acres, near half clear land, and the remain- 
ing part well timbered. If any person inclines to purchase 
the land at private sale, may apply to the subscribers, who 
will agree on reasonable terms. THOMAS ATEN, 

April 23d, 17721 CORNELIUS SEBRING. 

To be sold at publick vendue on Tuesday the 7th day of 
July next, on the premises, or any time before at private 
sale, 

Two plantations formerly the property of Johannes 
Schenk, situate, lying and being in the township of 
Reading, in the county of Hunterdon and province of 
New- Jersey, within half a mile of Mr. Marston's mills; 
the one farm contains 232 acres of good land, with a good 
new dwelling-house and barn thereon, as also a fine large 
orchard. The other farm contains 200 acres of good 
land, with an old house and barn on it, and a large 
orchard; the said farms are so situated that they will 
answer very well for one farm. They will be sold sep- 
arate or both together, as it may suit the purchasers best. 
Whoever inclines to purchase the whole, or any part, may 



I77 2 1 NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 133 

apply to Peter Schenck, at Millstone, in Somerset county, 
New-Jersey; or to James Jauncey, Gerardus Wm. Beek- 
man, or Isaac Low, in New- York, who will agree on rea- 
sonable terms. 

WHEREAS Mary, the Wife of Edward Wilkison, of 
Woodbridge, in New Jersey, hath removed to 
dwell in the Family of her Father William Flat, of the 
same Place, and refuses to return to dwell with her said 
Husband : These are therefore to forbid all and every 
Person or Persons whatsoever, to trust her on his Account 
for any Article or Thing of what Nature or Kind what- 
ever, as he will not pay any Debt or Debts of her con- 
tracting. As Witness his Hand this 2Oth Day of April, 
1772. 

EDWARD WILKISON. 

The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1071, May 4, 1772. 

POWLES-HOOK RACES. 

To be run for round the New Course at Powles-Hook, 
on Tuesday the 9th Day of June next, a Purse of 
.90, free for any Horse, Mare or Gelding, carrying 
Weight for Age and Blood. The best of three four Mile 
Heats. 

Stone. Ib. Stone. Ib. 

4 years old % Blood, 6 10 1 f 5 years old y z Blood, 7 7 

Three Quarters Do. 7 3 f 1 Three Quarters Do. 8 o 

Full Do. 7 10 J [ Full Do. 8 7 

6 years old y 2 Blood, 8 3 1 f Aged Half Blood, 8 12 
Three Quarters Do. 8 10 > < Three Quarters Do. 9 5 
Full Do. 9 3 J I Full Do. 9 12 

On Wednesday the tenth, a Purse of .50, (full Bloods 
excepted) the best of three [three] Mile Heats; Weights 
as follows. 



134 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Stone. Ib. Stone. Ib. 

4 years old ^ Blood, 7 6 "I f 5 years old X Blood, 8 4. 



1 / 
J 1 



Three Quarters Do. 7 13 J Three. Quarters Do. 8 n 

"1 J 

/1 



6 years old half Blood, 9 2 "1 J Aged half Blood, 9 

Three Quarters Do. 9 9/1 Three Quarters Do. 10 



On Thursday the eleventh, a Purse of .25, free only 
for three and four Years old, under full Blood, The best of 
three two Mile Heats. 



Stone. Ib. Stone. Ib. 

3 years old X Blood, 6 6 ~| f 4 years old % Blood, 7 6 
Three Quarters Do. 6 12 J\ Three Quarters Do. 7 12 

Not less than three Horses to run for any of the above 
Purses ; and Certificates to be produced from the Breeders. 
or such as the Judges will approve of. All Horses, &c. 
to be shewn and entered the Monday before running, at 
the Stand, paying Entrance for the first Day .5, Second 
Day .2 10, third Day i 10, or double at the Post. 

N. B. To prevent Disputes, no Particle of Blood be- 
tween each Quarter to be taken Notice of; and if bad 
Weather, the Races will be postponed 'til good. No 
Owners of Horses to start more than one Horse for any 
of the above Purses, or to be concerned in any Confeder- 
acy. Supplement to The New York Gazette, and The 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1071, May 4, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, May n. The following TOASTS were 
drank at Mr. BYRN'S on the first Instant, by the SONS of 
King TAMANY .... 

13. His Excellency Governor FRANKLIN, and Pros- 
perity to the Province of New-Jersey. The Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 278, May 4-11, 
1772. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 
STOLEN from the subscriber, living in the County of 



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Middlesex, and in the Corporation of N ew Brunswick , 
a large brown Horse, about 15 hands high, trots and paces, 
his mane hanging all on the left side, with a small star on 
his forehead, a long tail, and is a Hat sided horse, 7 years 
old. Whoever takes up the said horse and thief, and se- 
cures the thief in any goal, so that the owner may get his 
horse, and have the thief brought to justice, shall receive 
the above reward, or Four Dollars for the horse only, and 
all reasonable charges, paid by 

SAMUEL WILLIAMSON. 

Elsenborough, April 22, 1772. 

WHEREAS there hath been a petition presented to the 
Honourable House of Assembly of New Jersey, at a 
session held at Burlington in December last, by Samuel 
Nicholson, John Mason, William Hancock, junior, and 
Thomas Hancock, praying leave to bring in a bill to regu- 
late certain meadows in Elsenborough, Salem County, and 
it appearing by the minutes of said Assembly that the said 
petitioners have leave to bring in a bill for the purpose, 
the next session of Assembly for doing public business, 
provided they give public notice thereof Now these may 
inform all whom it may concern, that we, the aforesaid 
petitioners, intend to bring in a bill, the next session of 
Assembly, for the purpose aforesaid. 

To be SOLD by the SUBSCRIBER, 

Altogether or divided into 2 or 3 parts, to suit the pur- 
chasers, 

THE large and pleasant situated farm, called Cornwall, 
on which he now lives, in the townshop of Alexandria, 
and county of Hunterdon, in the province of West New- 
Jersey, containing about 680 acres of land, about 400 of 
which is cleared, and laid into regular fields, the rest well 
timbered ; there is on said farm, a handsome stone house. 



136 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?72 

two stories high, with a piazza, in front, and two wings, 
the one a kitchen, the other lodging rooms, a well built 
shingled barn, two old orchards, and one large young or- 
chard of 400 apple trees, beginning to bear, chiefly grafted 
fruit, about 40 acres of English meadow, situated along 
the front of the house, great part of which is watered by 
several fine springs, about 15 or 20 acres more may be 
made; the fields are all well watered by living springs, the 
house pleasantly situated on an iminence, nearly in the 
middle of the farm, and so conveniently, that the meadow, 
and all the fields, may be seen in one view from the door; 
there is an English church at about half a mile distance 
from, and in view of the house; it also lies very convenient 
to several mills and stores, Pitts-town being on one side, 
about one mile and half distance, where there are two 
grist mills, a fulling mill and saw-mill, and a large well 
assorted store; and on the other side, about two miles 
distance, is another mill; it is also about 5 miles from the 
town of Alexancrria, adjoining the river Delaware, which 
is about 42 miles from Philadelphia, from whence all 
goods and produce- are conveniently brought and carried 
by water. On the whole, it is a well situated farm or seat, 
for any gentleman who inclines to purchase and live in 
that part of the country. Whoever wants to purchase 
said farm, may apply to the subscriber, living on the prem- 
ises, who will dispose of it on very easy terms of yearly 
payments, giving 4 or 5 years to pay the whole (if re- 
quired) paying interest. There is a good stock of cattle, 
horses and sheep, with a compleat sett of farming utensils 
on said farm, which the purchaser may also have at a rea- 
sonable rate with the farm. 

He has also to sell, about 800 acres of good land on 
Paulinskill, in Sussex county, New Jersey, divided into 
farms, now on rent; this tract is some of the best land 
in the county, and exceedingly well calculated for the 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 137 

keeping of stock of all kinds, as there is a large quantity of 
meadow already brought into English grass, and con- 
venient outlets to a fine range ; it is situated about 4 miles 
from the Court-house in that county, and 9 miles from the 
Andover Iron-works. The same easy terms of payment 
will be given to the purchaser of this tract, as mentioned 
for the aforesaid farm, and an indisputable title given to 
the purchasers of the whole by 

Louis STEVENS 

Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2263, May 7, 1772. 

FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

Run away from his work a certain John Smith, a native 
of Ireland; about five feet-six inches high, brown hair, 
blue eyes, of a dark complexion; had on when he went 
away, a blue gray superfine cloth coat and jacket, lin'd 
with green, and gilt buttons; a pair of twil'd linen 
breeches, a pair of white ribbed worsted stockings, a good 
pair of shoes- with pinchbeck buckles ; has taken away with 
him, a silver tankard with the name Anatie Miller mark'd 
thereon, (the tankard holds about a pint and half), and a 
silver table spoon with a crest on the back part of the 
handle, a cock's head issuing out of a duckal coronet. 
Whoever will apprehend the fellow so that he may be 
brought to justice, shall have the above reward paid by me 

P. FARMER. 

New-Brunswick, May 4th 1772. 

N. B. The fellow says, he came into this country aboul 
three years ago, with Esq; Denny from Ireland, a ser- 
vant; and that he work'd at Mr. Van Homes mines, 1 two 
years ago. The New York Journal, or The General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1531, May 7, 1772. 

Copper mines at or near Rocky Hill, Middlesex county. 



138 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

ROAD LOTTERY. 

FOR raising the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, to, be 
applied in erecting Bridges, and in repairing the Post- 
Road leading from Powles-Hook Ferry to the City of 
Albany, through the Counties of Bergen, Orange, Ulster 
and Albany. . . . The New York Gazette, or The 
Weekly Post Boy, No. 1517, May n, 1772. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 
On Thursday the 2ist Day of this Instant MAY, 

THE pleasant well situated Farm or plantation which 
Hendrick Decamp died siezed of, lying in the 
Eastern Division of the Province of New-Jersey, part in 
the County of Middlesex, and part in the County of Essex, 
within two miles and a half of Raway Landing, which 
makes it very convenient to Mill or Market : It contains 
upwards of 120 Acres of good Land, for Grain or Grass, 
a Part of which is excellent good Meadow, and more may 
be made with very little Expense, It has on it a good 
Stone Dw T elling-house, with two Rooms, a Fire place in 
each, a Stone Kitchen adjoining, under which is a good 
Cellar, There is on it a good bearing Apple Orchard, with 
sundry other Sort of Fruit Trees, a Spring of good Water 
near the House; it will be sold all together or in Parcels, 
as may best suit the Purchasers. The Conditions will 
be made known on the Day of Sale, by 

JOHN DECAMP, ) Executors 
WILLIAM SMITH j * 

New-Jersey, \ Inferior Court of Common 

Monmouth County, \ ss ' Pleas. 

PURSUANT to an Order of said Court, upon the Peti- 
tion of Thomas Hewit, an insolvent Debtor, and 
sundry of his Creditors, Notice is hereby given, to all the 
Creditors of the said Thomas Hewit, that they attend in 






I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 139 

Freehold, at the Court-House of said County of Mon- 
mouth, on the I5th Day of June next, to shew Cause (if 
any they have) -why an Assignment of the Estate of the 
said Thomas Hewit, for the Use of his Creditors, should 
not be made, and he discharged from his Confinement, 
agreeable to the Directions of a late Act of the Legislator 
of the Province of New-Jersey, made in the twelfth Year 
of the Reign of his present Majesty George the Third, 
1771, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of insolvent 
Debtors. 

Freehold, April 29, 1772. 

The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1072, May n, 1772. 

FORTY SHILLINGS Reward 

Run away from the subscriber, living on Oldman's 
creek, in Salem county, on the 5th day of this instant May, 
a Negroe Servant Lad, named RICHARD SKILEN, twenty 
years of age, has a down look, long nose, is marked with 
the small-pox, and looks like a Mustee; had on, when he 
went away, an old hat, buckskin breeches, tied with 
strings, an old ozenbrigs shirt, a short striped jacket, 
with sleeves, worn out at the elbows, new shoes, with 
buckles, and a pair of black and white stockings. Who- 
ever takes up and secures the said servant, in any of his 
Majesty's goals, so that his Master may have him again, 
shall have the above reward, paid by DAVID CLAYTON. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Gloucester 
county, on the fifth of April, an English servant man, 
named JOHN CONST : He is about 25 years of age, five 
feet four or five inches high, pretty full faced, dark brown 
coloured hair, and says he understands tending a grist- 
mill. Had on when he went away, an old felt hat, an 



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ozenbrigs shirt, a light coloured cloth coat, with a slash 
sleeve, an old white plush jacket, a pair of blue trowsers, 
with a white patch on the right knee, dark coloured stock- 
ings, and half worn shoes. Whoever takes up said ser- 
vant, and secures him, so that his Master may have him 
again, shall receive the above reward, paid by JOHN 
ROOM. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2264, May 14, 
1772. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on the Premises, on 
Thursday the Sixth Day of August next, or any Time be- 
fore at private Sale, 

ABOUT 150 Acres of good Land, and about 300 Acres 
of Pine Land with a very good Saw-Mill, with a fine 
Stream that never wants Water, and two Dwelling Houses 
and a Barn on it; the Saw-Mill rents for Fifty Thousand 
Feet of Boards per Annum : And also one other Tract of 
good Land of about 330 Acres, and also one other Tract 
of 600 Acres middling good Land, and also one other 
Tract of about 150 Acres middling good, all situated near 
the said Mills, in the Township of Shrewsbury, in the 
County of Monmouth, in New-Jersey, at a place called 
Tom's-River, within 4 miles of the Bay, in which are 
Plenty of Fish, Oysters, Clams and fine Gunning for 
Geese and other Foul. The Saw-Mill is about 4 Miles 
from the Landing, where the Sloops and Boats come to 
the Boards which are rafted by Water from the Mill Tail 
to the Sloops or Boats, for only 2s. per Thousand Feet. 
Whoever inclines to purchase the Whole or any Part 
thereof before the Day of Sale, may apply to Peter Schenk, 
at Millstone, in Somerset County, in New Jersey, or to 
1 Volkert Volkertson, or to John Loffets, in King's County, 
or Abraham P. Lott, or Henry Remsen, in New- York, 
who will agree on reasonable Terms, 

20th April, 1772 



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On Saturday night last between n and 12 o' Clock, 
Doct Thomas Barber of Ivliddletown, N. Jersey, was 
robbed near the Fly Market, of 95. by two Men, one of 
whom had on Soldier's Clothes, the other a colour'd great 
Coat. The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1532, May 14, 1772. 

NEW YORK, May nth 1772. 

TEN DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the plantation of Mr. Patrick Simp- 
son, on Edisto, near Charles-Town, in South-Carolina, a 
Negro Man, named PETER, of a yellow complexion, middle 
aged, and about five feet seven inches high. Had on 
when he run away, which was near twelve months ago, 
a green pea jacket, and check shirt; He is a sensible plaus- 
ible fellow, and talks very proper English. Whoever 
will apprehend said negro, and secure him in any goal in 
Pennsylvania or New-Jersey, and give notice thereof to 
Mr. Peter Wikoff in Philadelphia, or Mr. Peter Gordon 
in Princeton, shall be paid the above reward and all reason- 
able charges by 

HALLETT AND HAZARD. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 30, May 18, 1772. 

New York, May 18. The Sloop Thunderbolt, Capt. 
Newton from St. Croix, ran ashore at Sandy Hook, on 
Friday the 8th Inst. Most of the Cargo it is feared will 
be lost, and the Vessel greatly damaged, but it is likely to 
be got off. 

We hear from Middletown Point, that a large elegant 
House of Mr. James Kearney's near that Place, was a 
few Days ago destroyed by Fire The New-York Ga- 
zette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1518, May 18, 1772. 



142 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

T /^\ O nn At Perth-Amboy or on the road 
* ' ^ ' ^ ' -*- /row thence to Newark, on the nth 
day of April last, a bundle of papers and parchments of 
no use but to the owner. Whoever will deliver the same 
to Mr. William Wright, Tavern-Keeper at Amboy, or to 
John Chetwood, Esq; at Elisabeth-Town, shall be well 
rewarded for their civility. N. B. The said papers and 
parchments were wrapped up in a thick paper cover, and 
tied with a black ribbon. 

A PAPER MILL, 

To be sold : It is situated at Spotswood, in New Jer- 
sey, about 10 miles from Amboy ferry, in very good 
order, 50 feet in length, and 30 in width. Also 120 acres 
of good land, about 30 acres clear'd, and 15 good meadow; 
with 50 or 60 apple trees on the premises, two houses and 
a new barn. Whoever may be inclin'd to purchase said 
mill, are inform'd that the proprietor Frederick Roemer, 
will engage to instruct one or two persons in the business. 
For farther particulars, apply in New-York to John Klein, 
baker, or on the premises, to 

FREDERICK ROEMER. 



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To be sold on very reasonable Terms, 

HAT commodious and well finish'd 
House, with a convenient Coach 
House, Stable and out Houses, late the 
Property of Samuel Woodruff, Esq; de- 
ceased, situate in the most agreeable Part of Elizabeth 
Town; together with near four Acres of exceeding good 
Land adjoining thereto, including an extensive Garden, 
and a good bearing Orchard. The Terms of Purchase 
(if required) will be made easy. Apply to John Barnes, 
at the Widow Van Deursen's, in Bayard-street. 



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RuN-away on friday the 8th inst. from the subscriber, 
living near Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, a negro 
man named Peet, about 26 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches 
high, pretty well set, speaks good English, and was for- 
merly the property of Joseph Scudder, of Ash-swamp : 
Had on when he went away, a light coloured great coat 
of thick cloth, cut thro' in many places with a narrow ax, 
homespun jacket, somewhat faded, a striped linsey shirt, 
stockings and shoes with all the straps sewed on. Who- 
ever takes up the said run-away within twenty miles of 
his master, shall receive 205. reward, and if out of the 
government 403. and all reasonable charges paid by 

ABRAHAM TUCKER. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1073, May 18, 1772. 

WHEREAS the Subscriber bought a certain Black 
Horse about six Weeks ago, full Fourteen Hands 
and an Half high, square made, short bodied, with a long 
Blaze down his Forehead, and extends down to his upper 
Lip, short Switch Tail, the off hind Foot white, about 
eight Years old, supposed to have been stolen by a certain 
Lawrence Osburn, an Irishman, about 45 Years old, Five 
Feet 8 or 9 Inches high, long Visage, down Look. Who- 
ever owns the said Horse, and will come and prove their 
Property and pay the Charges, may have his Horse again, 
otherwise he will be sold in three Months for the same, 
at the Subscriber living in Kingstown, East New-Jersey, 
in Sommerset County, 

PETER SUNDERLAND. 

N. B. There is also a common Saddle with a Leather 
Housen, a Bridle, and a Cowskin Horse- Whip. Supple- 
ment to The New York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1073, May 18, 1772. 



144 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

PHILADELPHIA, May 25. DEATHS. ... In Hun- 
terdon County, W. New-Jersey, LEWIS STEVENS, Esq; 

. . . 

New-Jersey, ss. 

PURSUANT to the directions of an act of the Governor, 
Council, and General Assembly of the Province of New- 
Jersey, passed in the tenth year of the reign of his Majesty 
King George the third, &c. &c. entituled, "An act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors," Notice is hereby given to all 
the creditors of George Ryerson, to attend at the house 
of Mr. John Allen, Innholder, at the sign of Captain 
O'Blunder, in Newtown, in the county of Sussex, on 
Monday, the third day of August next, that their respect- 
ive debts may be examined and ascertained. 

THOMAS ANDERSON, \ . . 

AMOS PETT IT , | Assignees. 

N. B. The next day the Assignees will proceed to 
make a dividend of what monies by that time shall come 
to their hands. 

SIX DOLLARS REWARD. 

RAN away from the subscriber, living in Springfield, 
Burlington county, New-Jersey, an Irish servant man, 
named WILLIAM M'CORMICK, about 21 years of age, 5 
feet 8 or 9 inches high, well set, has short black hair, and 
is a little pitted with the small pox: Had on, and took 
with him, when he went away, a new claret coloured 
groogram coat, leather breeches, much worn, one linen 
shirt, one oznabrigs ditto, half worn beaver hat, without 
loops, one pair of worsted stockings, one pair of cotton 
ditto, and a pair of new shoes, with brass buckles. Who- 
ever takes up said servant, and secures him in any of his 
Majesty's gaols, so that the subscriber may have him 



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again, shall receive the above reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

May 22, 1772. HENRY RIDGWAY. 

N. B. The said M'Cormick stole half a dozen tea 
spoons marked s. w. 

Maidenhead, New-Jersey, May I, 1772. 

GRANBY, 

WILL cover this season at WILSON HUNT'S, at THREE 
POUNDS a mare. He is a son of the Bellsize Arabian, 
from a shock mare; his grand dam was got by Old Cade, 
a son of the late Lord Godolphin's famous Arabian, whose 
blood has been so highly esteemed for many years; his 
great grand dam was a Hartley mare, known by the 
sportsmen to be the best in England. Granby is a fine 
bay, 15 hands and i inch high, with strength in propor- 
tion, and equal in form and beauty to any horse in Amer- 
ica. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Adver- 
tiser, No. 280, May 18-25, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

On Easter Sunday, the iQth ult., departed this life, of 
a lingering Illness, at Cornwall, his Country Seat, in 
Hunterdon County, West New-Jersey, LEWIS STEVENS, 
Esq; a Gentleman, whose amiable Disposition and Good- 
ness of Heart, endeared him to all who knew him : And 
on Wednesday, the 22d, his Remains were decently in- 
terred in St. Thomas's Church, Alexandria. 

To be SOLD, by the SUBSCRIBER, 
In the County of Cape-May, New Jersey, 

THIRTY HEAD of CATTLE, fit for grazing this Season, 
consisting of 4 and 5 Year old Steers and spayed Heifers. 

JEREMIAH LEAMING 
10 



146 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. _ 

N. B. There are a large Number of Cattle ready for 
Sale in said County, belonging to different Persons. 

May 18, 1772. 

TEN POUNDS Reward. 

STRAYED or STOLEN, from the subscriber, on the 4th 
of this instant May, a dark brown MARE, about 15 years 
old, some white in her face, and some white feet, a nat- 
ural pacer; likewise a young Horse, 4 years old this 
spring, a light brown, some white in his face, and a little 
of his mane cut off, under the collar, a natural trotter. 
Whoever will bring the said creatures to the subscriber, 
living at the New Mills, in Burlington county, shall have 
a reward of FIVE POUNDS for both, or FIFTY SHILLINGS 
for either; and, if stolen, FIVE POUNDS more for the thief, 
paid by 

THOMAS REYNOLDS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2265, May 21, 
1772.* 

NEW- YORK, May 21. Captain Newton, in the Sloop 
Thunderbolt, mentioned in our last to be run ashore on 
Sandy-Hook, has been got off since, and came up, but her 
whole Cargo is lost. The New York Journal; or The 
General Advertiser, No. 1533, May 21, 1772. 

RUN-AWAY from THOMAS LAMB, an indented servant 
man named DANIEL M'LERNAN, about 5 feet 8 inches 
high, brown hair, hazel eyes, lightish coloured beard, a 
cut over the left eye, tho' small pretty fair skin. Had on 
when he went away, a pair of black leather breeches, a 
pair of grey yarn stockings, the rest of his cloaths not 
known; he was formerly a servant to one Thomas Cain, 
in Chester County, and it is expected he is there yet. 
Whoever takes up and secures said servant, in any of his 



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Majesty's goals, and gives notice to his master at Etna 
Furnace West New-Jersey, shall receive Forty Shilling 
reward, and all reasonable charges paid by me 

THOMAS LAMB. 

N. B. Said servant ran away about the 28th of April 
last. The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1537, May 21, 1772. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

BROKE out of Gloucester goal lately, JOHN MURPHY 
and NICHOLAS HAMILTON, who were committed to my 
custody; the former had on a blue coat, striped linen 
trowsers, broken on the knee, and a pair of breeches under 
them; the latter had on a whitish coloured coat, bound 
with black tape or deep blue, with a pair of knit pattern 
breeches of a dove colour. They stole from Thomas 
Rutherford, a black roan Mare, and a black Horse, who 
may have them again by applying to the Subscriber. Who- 
ever secures the said two men, shall receive the above 
reward paid by 

RICHARD JOHNSON, Goaler. 

PHILADELPHIA, May 25. Last week, Mr. Isaiah Mills, 
of Salem, West New- Jersey, who had been blind of both 
eyes with a confirmed Gutta Serena, was restored to his 
sight so far as to be able to read, or to do any kind of 
business, by Dr. Graham Oculist and Aurist in this city. 
. . . The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 31, May 25, 1772. 

To the AUTHOR of a SCANDALOUS LIBEL, subscribed 

A FARMER in Somerset County. 

I AM sorry to see any man prostitute his pen and inven- 
tion, on subjects which are neither for the edification or 



148 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

amusement of the literate, or even the vulgar part of man- 
kind; and such it plainly appears, has been your scandal- 
ous libel, which was wrote with an intent only to blacken 
the character of a man, who is an honour to the county he 
represents, and deserves the highest commendation for his 
upright and exemplary behaviour, during a long series of 
years, which have been entirely devoted to the service of 
his county and the province in general. But if Mr. Fisher 1 
had been the man you intended to represent him in your 
libel, from the opinion I have of you, it would never have 
appeared against him; but contrary to your intention, as 
well as inclination, you have shown him to be (as he really 
is) a man of consequence in the House of Assembly, u'ho 
can in a short time bring over a number of honest mem- 
bers (as you call them) to his opinion; which must have 
been done entirely by force of argument, as they could 
not be bribed; from which it appears, he is really qualified 
for the place and trust reposed in him. Whoever you are 
Mr. Farmer, ydhr asserting what you call facts, in the 
manner you do, most plainly discover your malice, as well 
as your ignorance of the rules of the House of Assembly; 
for if you had only perused the minutes, and gone back to 
the year 1755, when Mr. Fisher was first appointed a com- 
missioner, you might have seen, that he, in conjunction 
with Mr. Spicer, took that burden upon themselves to re- 
duce the commissions from 5 to 2 per Cent by which 
means they have saved the province several Hundred 
Pounds. And, I suppose, you will hardly make the people 
believe this is betraying his trust. And thus, contrary to 
your expectations, you have opened the eyes of the people 
concerning him, and he is now more than ever in their 
favour and esteem. And notwithstanding his Old Age, 
and anything he said to prevent it, they have again elected 
him their representative; but as he did, in the presence of 

1 Hendrick Fisher. 



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(at least) a thousand people, vindicate his character to the 
utter shame and confusion of his enemies, and the entire 
satisfaction of a very large majority of the freeholders in 
the county of Somerset, as appears by their poll of election, 
I shall say no more on that head. 

In short, Mr. Farmer, your scheme has proved abortive, 
and is justly contemned by all the honest people in the 
county of Somerset. And the best thing you can do (and 
to prevent infectious diseases) is to send your hounds 
back again on their own tracks, to lick up their nauseous 
vomits, which stink worse than the Egyption frogs, and 
none but dogs can bear the smell or sight of them any 
longer. But your crime (in my opinion) is next a-kin to 
wilful murder, as you have endeavoured to take away an 
honest man's character; which is as dear to every one as 
life; for what is life without it? 'Tis true, he lives but on 
a rack, and dies by inches, the worst of all deaths. And if 
your conscience is not seared, it will be a troublesome 
companion, and your envy still encreasing, to see Mr. 
Fisher out of the reach of all the malicious schemes that 
you and your master could contrive. I say, if your con- 
science is not seared, you have with Haman prepared for 
your own sentence, and nothing but repentance can pre- 
vent your going with Judas to your own place, the last re- 
source of disappointed Ahithophela. The New-York 
Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1519, May 25, 
1772. 

To be LET, and entered upon immediately, 

A Convenient Dwelling House, pleasantly situated in 
the Town of Newark, near the Middle of said Town, 
with four Rooms on a Floor, and a good Fire-place in 
each of them, with a convenient Kitchen adjoining it, and 
a good Well near the Door; also four Acres of good Mow- 
ing Land, well water'd and convenient for Pasture, with 



150 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

a good Barn, Stable, Out-houses, and other Conveniences, 
all in good Repair. For Terms, apply to Ebenezer Bald- 
win, at Newark, near the Premises, or to Elias Baldwin, 

at Prince-Town. 1 

ELIAS BALDWIN. 

To be LET, 

THE house in which the late Doctor Mercer inhab- 
itated, situated on the banks of Rariton River, nearly 
opposite to New-Brunswick, and within a quarter of a 
mile of the post road from New- York to Philadelphia. 
The situation is elevated, healthy, and in an agreeable 
neighbourhood; the prospect it commands, very exten- 
sive and beautiful. The house is two stories high, has 
eight good rooms, with a hall throughout and gallery of 
the same size, with a good kitchen and two cellars, &c. &c. 
There is likewise a barn, stables, coach house, fowl house, 
pigeon house, a garden in good order, and a suitable quan- 
tity of pasture ground. Also several good horses and 
cows to be sold cheap. For terms, enquire of Walter Liv- 
ingston, living near the premises, or Robert C Livingston, 
in New- York. 

PETER DE MAREST, 
Living at the New-Bridge, in Hackensack, 

PURPOSES to drive a covered WAGGON from that Place 
to Powles-Hook, twice every Week, viz. On Mon- 
day and Friday. 

He sets out for the first Time, on Friday next, and will 
attend at Mr. Elsworth's at Two o' Clock in the After- 
noon. The Waggon is new and well fitted, with Curtains, 
and the Horses in excellent Heart. The best Attendance 
will be given, at the usual Prices, by the 

Publick's humble Servant, 
May 15, 1772. PETER DE MAREST. 

1 See p. 79, ante. 



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i 

N. B. The Waggon sets out from Hackensack, at Six 
o'Clock in the Morning. 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of the County of Monmouth, in the Pro- 
vince of New -Jersey; Notice is hereby given to the Cred- 
itors of John Roberts, an insolvent Debtor, that he having 
filed his Schedule, and complied with the Directions of a 
late Act of the Governor, Council and General Assembly of 
the said Province of New-Jersey, entitled, An Act for the 
Relief of insolvent Debtors, that the said Creditors be and 
appear at the Court-House at Freehold, in the said County, 
on Monday the I5th Day of June next, at 12 o'Clock of 
said Day, before John Anderson, John Taylor, and James 
Lawrence, Esqrs, or any two of them, Judges of the said 
Court, to shew Cause, if any they have, why the said John 
Roberts should not be discharged agreeable to the Direc- 
tions of the said Act. The New York Gazette; and the 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1074, May 25, 1772. 

Hackinsack, May 2, 1772. 

THE Grammar School at the above Place is continued, 
and the Mathematics and Book-keeping, &c. taught 
with Care and Accuracy, by the Public's obliged, 

Humble Servant, 

PETER WILSON. 

Supplement to The New-York Gazette, and the 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1074, May 25, 1772. 

Salem, May 17, 1772. 

RAN away, from the subscriber, a servant man, named 
SAMUEL MANSFIELD, alias JOHN M^FELLY; he is about 
five feet 10 or 11 inches high, born in Lancaster, Penn- 
sylvania he is of a dark complexion, had on when he 
went away (which was the 23th [sic] of this instant) a 



I$2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

light coloured coat and jacket, half worn striped trowsers, 
a homespun shirt, a pair of shoes half worn, and a half 
worn castor hat; he is about the agt of thirty-five or six, 
and looks indifferently smart, he speaks good English and 
is remarkable for having his teeth all double. Whoever 
takes up and secures the said servant, in any of his Ma- 
jesty's gaols of this province, or in Pennsylvania, so as 
his master may have him again, shall receive the reward 
of EIGHT DOLLARS, and all reasonable charges paid for 
bringing him home to the subscriber, who lives in Allo- 
way's Creek Township, Salem County, and Province of 
West New-Jersey. 

SAMUEL SMITH. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 281, May 25 to June i, 1772. 

On Sunday, the Third Instant, died in Hunterdon 
County, New Jersey, LEWIS CHAMBERLIN, Esq; a Man 
of an Excellent Character, and of great use in the Town- 
ship where he lived, who much lament his Death, as well 
as his bereaved Family. 

BY His EXCELLENCY WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; 
Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief, in 
and over the Province of New Jersey, and Territories 
thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- Ad- 
miral in the same, &c. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS, I have received Information, that on the Night 
of the Twenty-second Day of this instant May, a bar- 
barous and horrid Murder was committed on the Body of 
one ELIZABETH KNIGHT, in the Township of Eveslwiu, 
by some Person or Persons as yet unknown; the said 
ELIZABETH KNIGHT having been found dead in her 



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House early in the Morning of the Twenty-third Instant, 
with her Scull broken in two Places, and her right Arm 
broken below the Elbow. I HAVE THEREFORE thought 
fit, by and with the Advice and Consent of His Majesty's 
Council, to issue this Proclamation, hereby strictly charg- 
ing and commanding all Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs 
and other Officers, within this Province, to be particularly 
vigilant in endeavouring to detect the Perpetrator or Per- 
petrators of this atrocius Murder, so that he or they may 
be brought to condign Punishment. And in order to en- 
courage a Zeal and Activity in this Pursuit, I DO HEREBY 
promise a Reward of FIFTY POUNDS, to be paid out of 
the Public Treasury of this Province, to any Person or 
Persons who shall apprehend and secure the said Murderer 
or Murderers, so that he or they may be convicted thereof. 
AND I do further promise His Majesty's most gracious 
Pardon to any Accomplice in the said Crime, who shall 
discover and prosecute to Conviction the principal Per- 
petrator of the same. 

GIVEN under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at Burling- 
ton, the Twenty-fifth Day of May, in the Twelfth Year of 
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Third, 
Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and 

Seventy-two. ^ 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 

By His Excellency's Command. 
CHARLES PETTIT, D. Secretary 
GOD SAVE THE KING. 

RUN AWAY 

PETER WEISDORF, a German servant man, about 36 
years of age, pretty well built, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches 
high; had on his own brown straight hair, and leather 
breeches, speaks but little English; he was delivered at the 
side of Delaware river, about a mile above the mouth of 
Ancocus, in April last, on the Jersey shore, zvith a letter. 



154 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

enclosing his indentures, assigned to Charles Read, Esq; 
to go to Mr. Fenemore's, at the mouth of Ancocus, to be 
sent forward to Mr. Read, at AEtna Furnace, went off 
^vith the letter and indentures enclosed. Any person who 
will bring him to Mr. Read, at Aetna Furnace, in Bur- 
lington county, or to Coxe and Furman, or Adam Akcr, 
in Philadelphia, shall have charges paid, and Twenty 
Shillings reward, paid by 

May 26, 1772. COXE and FURMAX. 

Six DOLLARS Reward 

RUN away on the 24th of May, 1772, from the sub- 
scriber, living in Springfield, Burlington county, an ap- 
prentice lad, named JOHN WARREN, between 17 and 18 
years old, small of his age, swarthy complexion, grey eyes, 
dark hair; had on, when he went away, a homespun shirt 
and trowsers, a striped Bengal jacket, double breasted, an 
oldish felt hat, a pair of pumps, that have been mended; 
he likewise took with him a fine white shirt, a pair of linen 
trowsers, striped with blue. Whoever takes up said ap- 
prentice and secures him, so that his master may get him 
again, shall have the above reward, and all reasonable 
charges, paid by DAVID RIDGWAY 

N. B. The said Warren was born near Princetown, 
and bound to one John Sounders, who formerly traded 
in tin, but lived, at the time he parted with the said 
Warren, at Philadelphia, or Wilmington, which gives his 
master reason to think he has gone that way. All masters 
of vessels, and others, are fore-warned harbouring or 
carrying him off, at their peril. The Pennsylvania Ga- 
zette, No. 2266, May 28, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. We hear that a woman named Eliz- 
abeth Knight, who has for some time past lived alone in 
a small log house, on the road leading from Cooper's Ferry 



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to Mount Holly, and maintained herself by baking and 
selling cakes, &c. was found murdered in a most barbarous 
manner last Saturday morning, her house ransacked, and 
her drawers, &c. all broke open, by some villain or villains 
who got off undiscovered, and for apprehending of whom 
the Governor of New-Jersey has offered a reward of Fifty 
Pounds. This is said to be the fourth time the above per- 
son has been robbed within these four years. 

Yesterday se'nnight the Rev. Synod of New- York and 
Philadelphia met in the Second Presbyterian Church, in 
this city, where a sermon, suitable to the occasion, was 
preached by the Revd. ALEXANDER M'WORTHER, of 
New-Ark, New-Jersey. Afterwards the Revd. JOSEPH 
TREAT, of New- York was chosen Moderator. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal; and the General Advertiser, No. 1538, 
May 28, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, June i. On Saturday the i6th ult. 
the Supreme Court for the province of New-Jersey ended, 
when William Reed was convicted of burglary, and was 
sentenced to be executed on Saturday the 23d ult. but his 
Excellency the Governor, thought proper to respite him 
till Saturday last, when he was executed at Burlington, 
pursuant to his sentence. He was the same person who 
was suspected of murdering a negro wench, the property 
of Mr. Joseph Lippincott, as mentioned some time since 
in this Paper. At the same Court, William Morlan, alias 
William Newman, alias William Blakely, alias John Mor- 
lan, was convicted of Grand Larceny, and burnt in the 
hand. 

CUSTOM-HOUSE, Philadelphia, CLEARED. 

. . . Brig Unity, T. Crippen, New-Jersey, . . . 
The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Advertiser, 
No. 32, June i, 1772. 



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. .NEW-YORK, June I. His Excellency William Franklin 
Esq; Governor of New-Jersey, issued a Proclamation the 
i$th of May, of his having received information, that on 
the Night of the 22d Ult. May, a barbarous and horrid 
murder was committed on the body of one Elisabeth 
Knight, in the township Evesham, by some person or 
persons as yet unknown; the said Elisabeth Knight hav- 
ing been found dead in her house, early in the morning of 
the twenty-third, with her scull broken in two places, and 
her right arm broken below the elbow. She had for some 
time past lived alone in a small log house, on the road 
leading from Cooper's Ferry to Mount Holly, and main- 
tained herself by baking and selling cakes, &c. This is 
said to be the fourth time the above person has been 
robbed within these four years. For the discovering and 
apprehending the perpetrators of the above attrocious 
murder, the Governor promises a reward of fifty pounds. 

The annual Convention of the Clergy of the Church of 
England in New- York and New- Jersey, met here last 
Week, have presented an Address to his Excellency Gov- 
ernor Tryon, congratulating him on his Arrival to this 
Province; To which he was pleased to return a polite and 
obliging Answer. [The Address and Answer are omitted 
for Want of Room.] The New-York Gazette, or The 
Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1520, June I, 1772. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 

On Monday the 29th day of June in the afternoon, at the 
house of Mr. Daniel Wicks, in the township of Han- 
over, in the county of Morris, and province of East 
New- Jersey; 

A Certain tract of all meadow-land, containing about 
three hundred acres, very valuable for hemp, flax, 
grass or corn, if properly manured, being a part of that 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I 57 

large tract of meadow lying before Mr. John Scott's door, 
formerly the property of John Budd, Esq, deceased, to 
be sold in lots. The title is esteemed indisputable, and 
will be given by us, auditors to William Budd. 

MATTHEW LUM, 
JOSEPH WOOD. 

NEW- YORK, June i. 

To his Excellency WILLIAM TRYON, Esq; Captain Gen- 
eral and Governor in Chief, in and over the Province 
of New- York, and the Territories depending thereon 
in America, Chancellor, and Vice Admiral of the same. 

May it please your Excellency, 

OF the many Congratulations you have received on 
your Promotion to the Government of this Province, 
none have been more cordial and sincere, than those which 
the Clergy of the Church of England in New- York and 
New-Jersey, now met in their first voluntary Convention 
since your Arrival, beg leave to present to your Excel- 
lency. 

We esteem it a great Happiness to this Province, and 
a strong Proof of his Majesty's Affection for it, that the 
Snperintendency, of it is committed to your Excellency; 
to whose eminent Abilities, Virtues and Accomplishments, 
we w r ere no Strangers at the Time of your Appointment; 
for we had often heard, with peculiar Pleasure, and your 
Residence among us for almost a Year has confirmed the 
Accounts of your amiable Character in private Life; 
which commands our Love and Affection. Of your vir- 
tuous Example; which is of the utmost Consequence to 
the People over whom you preside. Of your public 
Countenance to Religion; without which every Admin- 
istration must be defective. Particularly, of your con- 
stant and devout Attendance on its Ordinances; which is 



158 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

highly ornamental to Persons in the most exalted Stations. 
And, of your Skill in conducting the arduous Affairs 
of Government; which is an essential Qualification of a 
good Governor. 

Besides all this, permit us to mention these refined 
Sentiments of Honour, and of Duty to our gracious Sov- 
ereign that parental Regard for the Peace and Tran- 
quility of a People which had been committed to your 
Care and that greatness of Mind, which despises all Re- 
gards to personal Ease or Safety in Comparison with the 
public Good; of which distinguished Accomplishments 
you gave an illustrious Specimen to the World, on a 
melancholy Occasion. Such Conduct, in our Opinion, 
has added Dignity and Splendor to a Character that was 
eminent before, and rendered it as much the Object of our 
Admiration, as of our Esteem and Affection. 

Amongst the numerous religious Denominations in this 
Province (with all which we are desirous of living upon 
the most friendly Terms) the Church of England, we 
presume, has, at least, an equal Claim with any others, to 
the Protection and Countenance of Government. Loyal 
to the King, and submissive to the Laws, her Fidelity 
has never been impeached, nor worn a suspicious Appear- 
ance. 

As to ourselves, we are most firmly attached to his 
Majesty's Person, Family and Government; We highly 
esteem every Part of our admirable Constitution: We 
teach the great Principles of Loyalty and Obedience, as 
Matter of Duty and Conscience, as well as of Interest : 
And those of us in particular, who have the Happiness of 
being under your Government, beg Leave to assure your 
Excellency, that we consider ourselves as under inviolable 
Obligations, to exert our utmost Influence, and ardently 
to pray, that your. Administration may be as happy to 
yourself as it is to the Province over which you preside. 



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With these Sentiments and Principles, and a corre- 
sponding Behaviour, it is impossible for us to doubt of 
your Excellency's Patronage; any more than of your 
granting to the Church of England in this Province, all 
that Countenance and Protection to which it is justly in- 
titled. 

By Order of the Convention, 

SAMUEL SEABURY, Secretary. 
New- York, May the ) 
25th, 1772. " J 

His Excellency's ANSWER 
Reverend Gentlemen, 

THE honorary Sentiments contained in your Address, 
and the obliging Manner in which they are ex- 
pressed, merit my warmest Thanks; and being presented 
by so respectable a Body as the Clergy of the Church of 
England in New-York and New- Jersey, at their anniver- 
sary Convention, makes it extremely grateful and pleasing 
to me. 

The Honour of my Sovereign, and the Good of his 
People committed to my Care, have ever, in my Public 
Character, been the governing Principles and the ruling 
Passion of my Heart: To meet with the Approbation of 
the former, and share the Affection of the latter, is my 
highest Ambition; and I should account it an additional 
Felicity, could I in any Measure, by my private Example 
or public Influence, afford Encouragement to the Min- 
istry of the Gospel, or aid the Cause of revealed Religion. 

My Endeavours to advance the established Church of 
the Mother Country, will not leave you in Doubt of my 
Zeal and cordial Attachment to her Interest; the Repu- 
tation of her Clergy in this Government and in New-Jer- 
sey, eminent for their Christian Virtues, pious and exemp- 
lary Lives and Characters, renders them not only respect- 



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able in their Order and serviceable to Religion, but at the 
same Time gives them a Claim to my Countenance, and 
intitles them to my Respect and Protection. 

Wm. TRYOX. 
Fort-George, New-York, 
2 7 th of May, 1772. 



POWLES-HOOK RACES begins on Tuesday the 9th 
Instant. 

THIS is to give notice to all the creditors of Richard 
Rolfe, and Richard Pangburn, insolvent debtors 
under confinement in the county of Somerset, that they 
appear before the judges of the court of common pleas, 
at Millstone, on Tuesday the 23d day of June, to shew 
cause (if any they have) why the said Richard Rolfe. and 
Richard "Pangburn, may not be discharged pursuant to a 
late act of the governor, council, and general assembly, 
passed last sessions thereof, for the relief of insolvent 

debtors. 

RICHARD ROLFE, 

RICHARD PANGBURN. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1075, June i, 1772. 

DEATHS. ... In Hunterdon County, New-Jer- 
sey, LEWIS CHAMBERLIN, Esq; . . . 

PHILADELPHIA, June 8. The BAPTIST CHURCH in this 
City having, some Time since, unanimously chosen the 
Rev. WILLIAM ROGERS, A. B. for their Minister, upon the 
Resignation of the Rev. Mr. EDWARDS, he was, on Sun- 
day the 3 ist Ult. in the Presence of a numerous and at- 
tentive Audience, solemnly ordained to that Office. A 
Sermon, suitable to the Occasion, from Second Corinth- 



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ians ii, 16, was preached by the Rev. ISAAC EATON, a. m. 
of Hopewell; the Rev. SAMUEL JONES, a. m. of Penny- 
pack, delivered the Charge, and the Rev. JOHN GANG, 1 of 
New- York, gave the Right-hand of Fellowship. 

STOLEN, yesterday morning, from the subscriber, liv- 
ing at Yardley's ferry, near Trenton, a sorrel Horse 14 
hands and a half high, paces and trots, with a new saddle, 
cloth housing and yellow binding around it; has a large 
star on his forehead, a reddish mane, and a switch tail. 
The above-mentioned horse was supposed to be stolen by 
one William Allen, about 25 years old, about 5 feet 10 
inches high, has black hair, and of a fair complexion: 

1 Frands Gerneaux was a Huguenot on the Isle of Guernsey, in the 
British Channel, according to family tradition, and was marked out for 
assassination, getting 1 word of which the night before the day set for 
his death, he secured a vessel and got out of the harbor with his family 
before morning. (As Guernsey had long been a stronghold of Protest- 
antism, it is probable that Gerneaux fled to that island, from thv French 
mainland.) He came thence to America, and settled at New Rochelle, 
New York, where he survived to the great age of 103 years. The fam- 
ily name was transformed in time to its present form. He brought to 
this country his son Stephen, then a child, who m. Ann Walton, it is 
believed, and had nine children who grew up and married. The first 
was Daniel, who m. Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel Britton, of Staten Island. 
They had two children b. there, and then removed to Hopewell, N. J., 
where six more children were born to them, among them John Gano, 
b. July 22, 1727. He was ordained to the ministry May 29. 1754, at 
Hopewell, entering immediately upon the charge of the infant Baptist 
church at Morristown, which he served for two years, with consider- 
able intervals of missionary tours in the South. In 1756 he accepted an 
urgent call to Yadkin, N. C., where he remained two years and a half, 
when he returned to New Jersey, taking up his residence at Elizabeth- 
town. He preached alternately at Philadelphia and New York, but in 
1761 accepted a call to the latter place, where he continued until 1776. 
He now acted as chaplain of a Connecticut regiment, through the bat- 
tles in and about New York, the retreat across New Jersey, and the 
battles of Trenton and Princeton. He was subsequently chaplain of 
Gen. Clinton's brigade, composed of New York, New England and New 
Jersey regiments. He accompanied Gen. Sullivan's expedition against 
the Indians, in 1779, and continued in the service until the close of the 
war. He then gathered his scattered congregation together again, and 
the church flourished greatly. In 1787 he accepted a call to Kentucky, 
where he arrived with his family in June. He remained a year at Lex- 
ington, and then removed to Frankfort. He preached continually, fre- 
quently going on extensive missionary tours, until afflicted with a par- 
alytic stroke, in the latter part of 1798. He d. Aug. 10. 1804, at Frank- 
fort. Mr. Gano m. 1st, Sarah, dau. of John Stites, Mayor of the Bor- 
ough of Elizabeth town, in 1756; she d. at Frankfort, Ky., about 1788; 
he m. 2d, about a year later, in North Carolina, a dau. of Jonathan 
Hunt, and wid. of Capt. Thomas Bryant. Issue: 1. John Stites, b. cir. 
1757; d. 1765; 2. Daniel, b. Nov. 11, 1758, at Yadkin, N. C.; 3. Peggy, 
b. Dec. 23, 1760, at Philadelphia; 4. Stephen, b. Dec. 25 1762, in New 
York, afterwards a distinguished Baptist clergyman in Rhode Island; 
6. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1764, in New -York; 6. John Stites, b. July 14, 1766. 
in New York; 7. A dau., b. Aug. 15, 1768; d. in her 3d yr.f 8. Isaac 
Eaton, b. 1770; 9. Richard Montgomery, b. 1776, in New York; 10. Su- 
sannah, b. Nov. 8, 1777. at New Fairfield, Conn.; 11. William, b 1781 
or 1782; d. cir. 1799. Biographical Memoirs of the late Rev. John Gano 
N. Y., 1806; Edwards's Hist, of the Baptists of N. J., 74. 

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Had on, and stole, when he went away, a blue broadcloth 
coat, a silk velvet jacket, a pair of leather breeches, a 
castor hat, two pair of pumps, one pair of shoes, and one 
pair of worsted stockings. He likewise took a pillow-case 
containing other clothes. Whoever takes up and secures 
said Allen in any of his Majesty's gaols, and takes up the 
horse, shall receive FIVE POUNDS for both, or THREE 
POUNDS for the horse only, and all reasonable charges, 
paid by. 

DAVID HOWELL. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 282, June 1-8, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. Cleared. Brig. Unity. T. Cuppen 
to New-Jersey. The Pennsylvania Journal; and The 
General Advertiser, No. 1539, June 4, 1772. 

EIGHT POUNDS Reward 

STRAYED, or Stolen from the subscriber, in New Jer- 
sey, Somerset County, Bedminster Township, on 
Tuesday night the 26th day of May, a natural pacing 
mare, near fifteen hands high, ten years old, her mane 
hanging to the near side, a moule colour, no white about 
her, branded P. D. on the thigh, supposed to be on the 
near side, she paces fast and easy. Whoever secures the 
mare, so that she may be had again, shall have Six Pounds 
reward, or if returned to the owner, shall have Eight 
Pounds Jersey money. 

PETER DuitfoNT. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1076, June 8, 1772. 

NOTICE is hereby given to all the creditors of James 
Moony, an absconding Debtor, that they meet the 
Auditors on Monday the 8th Day of June next, at the 



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House of Jacob Hyer, Innholder, in Prince-Town, to re- 
ceive their Dividend of said Moony's Estate; at which 
Time and Place the Auditors will receive their Accounts 
properly proved. 

JOSEPH SKELTON, j 

Windsor JOSEPH OLDEN, > Auditors. 

April 15, 1772. JACOB SCHENCK ) 

Supplement to the New-York Gazette, and the 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1076, June 8, 1772. 

RUN AWAY, the $th day of this instant June, from the 
subscriber, living in Long-coming Tavern, Gloucester 
township, and Gloucester county, a servant man, named 
WILLIAM WRIGHT, about 5 feet i inch high, a well set 
fellow, dark complexion, black straight hair; had on, 
when he went away, a blue grey coat, ripped in the back, 
coarse white shirt, and thick linen trowsers, pieced up the 
scat with ozenbrigs, a felt hat, and old Dutch made shoes, 
tied with strings. Whoever secures said servant, so that 
his master may have him again, shall receive Thirty 
Shillings reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

JOSEPH NICHOLSON 

WANTED immediately 

A MILLER, who understands Merchant Work, and also 
attending a Saw Mill, at a Place not far distant from 
Philadelphia, and a healthy Part of the Country. A 
Man, not exceeding middle Age, with a small Family, and 
who brings a good Recommendation from his former 
Employers, and especially that he does not make his Grog 
too strong, may apply for Terms to ROBERT LEWIS, in 
Philadelphia; NATHANIEL LEWIS, at his Mills, at Bor- 
dentown; or WILLIAM LEWIS, at his Mills, near Cross- 
wicks, in Burlington County, West- Jersey. The Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 2268, June n, 1772. 



164 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. f.17/2 

RUN away from the Subscriber, living in the Town- 
ship of Mansfield, Burlington county, West New-Jersey, 
the 24 th of this instant May, a negro man named Bristol; 
he is pretty black, has thick lips, and a hitch in his walk, 
is about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, slim built: Had on, 
when he went away, a dark brown cloth coat, with pinch- 
beck buttons, Jacket of a lighter colour, with wooden 
buttons; a beaver hat, about two thirds worn, white shirt, 
white Jane breeches, yarn or worsted hose, brown colour ; 
thin shoes with buckles, and is very subject to drink. 
Whoever takes up said runaway, 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 

PETER TALLMAN. 
May 29, 1772. 

NEW- YORK, June n. On Wednesday the 3d Instant, 
departed this Lite, in his 54th Year, JESTON HOMFRAY, 
Esq; of Spotswood, in the Jerseys, where he had resided 
some Time He had the Misfortune about a Week be- 
fore to dislocate his left Knee, which had given him con- 
siderable Pain, and occasioned some Fever; the Day be- 
fore he died he had been enabled, with the Assistance of 
a Crutch, to walk about his Works. He eat a cheerful 
Supper, but soon after was seized with fainting Fits and 
expired before any Physical Assistance could be afforded 
him. He was a native of Old Swinford, in Worcester- 
shire, which Place he left a few Years ago, universally 
regretted by all who knew him, as a real Loss to his 
Country, which he had served in several respectable Char- 
acters, and distinguished himself the Friend of his Coun- 
try and the Supporter of its Rights and Liberty, Shew- 
ing upon many signal Occasions, during Riots and Com- 
motions, in Times of Scarcity, equal Moderation, Pru- 



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dence and Resolution to put the Laws in Execution. 
In his private Character he eminently possessed the social 
Virtues, as a husband most attentive and affectionate, 
as a Father most tender and indulgent, as a Friend most 
cordial, open and sincere. 

NEW YORK, June n. On Tuesday the 9th Instant, 
a Purse of . 90 was run for over the Course at Powles- 
Hook, which was won by Mr. Water's Horse Liberty, 
beating Mr. Cornel's Horse Tulip, and Capt. De Lancey's 
Horse Poppet. And on Wednesday the loth, the Purse 
of .50 was won by Mr. Water's Horse Auctioneer, beat- 
ing Mr. Cornel's Horse Richmond, Mr. Elsworth's Horse 

Silverheels and Mr. Horse. The New York 

Journal; or The General Advertiser, No. 1536, June n, 
1772. 

KINGSTON, in JAMAICA, April 2ist 1772. 
To the HUMANE and LIBERAL, FRIENDS of LEARN- 
ING, RELIGION and PUBLIC VIRTUE, in the ISLAND OF 
JAMAICA. 

The MEMORIAL and HUMBLE ADDRESS of HUGH 
WILLIAMSON, M. D. one of the TRUSTEES of the 
ACADEMY of NEW-ARK, 1 in Behalf of that IN- 
STITUTION. 

EVERY friend of humanity must take pleasure in ob- 
serving the amazing rapidity with which the North Amer- 
ican colonies have increased ever since their first settle- 
ment. . . . When we consider the generous encour- 
agement that other Seminaries have -lately received on 
similar occasions, we have little reason to doubt of suc- 
cess. The Colleges of New- York, New-Jersey and Phil- 
adelphia have collected 15,000 1. or 20,000 1. sterling in 
Great-Britain alone, besides what they raised in the 

Delaware. 



l66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

neighbouring colonies ; but we are aware that some respite 
is necessary from the frequent repitition of such appli- 
cations. . . . The Pennsylvania Packet, and the 
General Advertiser, No. 34, June 15, 1772. 

New- Jersey, ss. June 7, 1772. 

Notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of 
William Brittain, Peter Hull, Jonathan Pitney, John 
Vanlet, and Cornelius Cole, that they appear at the Court- 
house, in the county of Sussex, before Nathaniel Pettit, 
and Thomas Vanhorn, Esquires, two of his Majesty's 
judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the county, 
aforesaid, on Wednesday, the I5th day of July next, to 
shew cause, if any they have, why assignments of the 
above several debtors estates, should not be respectively 
made to some person to be appointed to receive the same, 
and the said debtors discharged from their confinement, 
and be free from arrests in civil actions for any debts 
heretofore contfacted, agreeable to an act of Assembly 
of the province aforesaid, lately made, intituled, An Act 
for the Relief of insolvent Debtors. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2269, June 18, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. By a letter of the I3th of June, from 
Newport, we are informed, that the drawing of the Third 
and Last Class of the New-Ark 1 Land and Cash Lottery, 
will positively begin the 23d instant, at that place. The 
Pennsylvania Journal; and The General Advertiser, No. 
1541, June 1 8, 1772. 

THIS is to give notice to all the creditors of Thomas 
Allen and Lawrence Van Orden, insolvent debtors, under 
confinement in the gaol of the county of Bergen, that they 
appear before Rynier Van Gieson and Peter Zabriskie, 
Esqs ; two of the judges of the Inferior Court of Common 

1 Newark, Delaware. 



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Pleas, at the Court-House in New Barbados, in and for 
the county of Bergen, on the 3ist day of July next, to 
shew cause (if any they have) why the said Thomas 
Allen and Lawrence Van Orden may not be discharged 
pursuant to the late act of the Governor, Council, and 
General Assembly, passed at the last sessions thereof, for 
the relief of insolvent debtors, they having taken the oath, 
and delivered in Schedules of their debts and estates. 



June n, 1772. 



THOMAS ALLEN, 
LAWRENCE VAN ORDEN. 



SCHEME of a LOTTERY. 

For raising the Sum of Four Hundred and Fifty 
Pounds, New- York Currency, for the Benefit of Christ 
Church, in New-Brunswick. 



i Prize of 


looo Dollars, 


i Ditto - 


500 Ditto 


i Do. 


200 Do. 


2 Do. 


100 Do. 


2 Do. 


75 Do. 


2 Do. 


50 Do. 


3 Do. 


30 Do. 


5 Do. 


20 Do. 


10 Do. 


12 Do. 


14 Do. 


10 Do. 


15 Do. 


8 Do. 


1195 Do. 


4 Do. 


1251 Prizes 




2499 Blanks 





IS 



are 



1000 Dollars: 
500 
200 

200 

150 

IOO 

90 

IOO 
I2O 

140 
1 20 

4780 



3750 Tickets, at 2 Dollars each, are 75CO Dollars. 

The Congregation of Christ Church, being under the 

Necessity of proposing this Lottery, in Order to assist 



1 68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

them in erecting a Steeple, and making some Necessary 
Repairs to their Church; hope it will meet with a favor- 
able Reception from the Public, as well on Account of 
the Benevolent Purposes it is designed to promote, as 
because the Scheme is calculated so much to the Advan- 
tage of the Adventure, there not being iivo Blanks to a 
Prize. 

The Drawing will peremptorily begin on the Second 
Wednesday in September next, under the Management 
of several Gentlemen of undoubted Probity. 

Lists of the fortunate Numbers will be sent to such 
Persons as have Disposal of the Tickets, who will also pay 
the Prizes, subject to a Deduction of 15 per Cent. 

Such Prizes as shall not be demanded in Twelve 
Months after the Drawing is finish'd, will be deemed to 
be generously given to the Church. 

Lists of the fortunate Numbers will also be publish'd 
in the New- York and Philadelphia Papers. 

New-Brunswick, May 10, 1772. 

The New York Journal; or, The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1537, June 18, 1772. 

To BE SOLD AT PUBLIC VENDUE, on Thursday the 
loth Day of September next, at the House of Mrs. 
Mercer, in New Brunswick, the following 

MILLS, TRACTS OF LANDS, &c. 

BEING part of the estate of doctor William Mercer, 
deceased, viz. A large and commodious store and 
lot of ground in the town of Brunswick, fronting on the 
river, being a leasehold estate; also a tract of land con- 
taining about one hundred and thirty acres, in Piscataqua, 
directly opposite the town of New-Brunswick. The said 
lands are good; there is a fine young orchard of about 150 
flourishing apple trees in it; and a very fine mill carrying 



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two pair of stones, and all the necessary materials for 
grinding, bolting, &c. A stone dam the best in America, 
has sufficient water to grind full three parts of the year, 
and in a wet season the whole year; it is so situated that 
boats can (by clearing a channel from the Raritan river, 
that has been heretofore cut out.) load and unload along 
side the mill-house: There is a cooper's shop adjoining 
the same. 

A good convenient dwelling-house and store, with a 
large lot of ground adjoining the same, very advantage- 
ously situated either for a store or publick house, being 
very near and almost contiguous to the mills commonly 
called Mercer mills, in Quibble Town, in the County of 
Middlesex. Also about 33 acres of good land, one half 
being cleared and the other wood land; together with a 
piece of swamp or low land, containing about 15 acres, 
and commonly called the Wolf Swamp, and is within a 
few yards of the before mentioned 33 acres; the whole 
lying and being near Quibble-Town aforesaid, and not 
half a mile from the said mills. Also a very valuable and 
exceeding good tract of land or farm, containing about 
131 acres, lying and being within about two miles of the 
mills and Quibble Town aforesaid, between Green and 
Bound Brook, and adjoining James Harreck's land, 
about 90 acres of the same being cleared, 10 acres of 
meadow in good English grass, and the remainder 30 
acres in very good wood and timber : The whole land 
is as good as any in the county of Middlesex ; upon which 
said last mentioned tract is a good new framed dwelling- 
house of about 30 feet by 26, but not quite finished within. 

Also to be sold at the same time and place, sundry valu- 
able men, women, and children slaves, one of them an ex- 
cellent miller, and another a cooper, the rest of them house 
and farm slaves. Any person inclining to purchase at 
private sale may apply to the executors in New-Bruns- 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

wick, (where a person will attend there to view the 
premises) where they may know the terms and conditions, 

LUCY MERCER, Ar 

ANTHONY WHITE, } New-Brunsunck. 

G. HARRISON, New-York, Executors. 
. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1078, June 22, 1772. 

To be SOLD, by way of public VENDUE 
on the 1 5th day of July next, on. the premises, 

A TRACT of well-timbered LAND, containing 1064 acres, 
with allowance for highways, situate on both sides of a 
branch of Great Mantua Creek, called Chestnut Branch, 
in the township of Greenwich, in the county of Glouce- 
ster, and western division of the province of New' Jersey; 
bounded by lands late of William Gerrard, Samuel 
Shivers, John Ladd and James Wood ; in which there is a 
good saw-mill, almost new, on a large and constant stream, 
which affords sufficient water in the driest seasons ; distant 
from a Landing on Mantua Creek about 5 miles ; there is 
also on said tract a convenient dwelling house, near the 
mill, an orchard, and about 30 acres of land cleared, fit for 
tillage. The timber on said tract is chiefly pine, inter- 
mixed with large black oak and white oak trees, and in 
many places suitable for farms. 

And on the 2Oth day of July next, will be sold by public 
vendue, at the house of Jeremiah Chew, Innkeeper, in 
the township of Gloucester, a Plantation and Tract of 
LAND, containing about 205 acres, situate on the north- 
erly branch of Great Timber Creek; in the County afore- 
said; on which is a good dwelling-house, barn, orchard, 
and other Improvements ; about 60 acres of cleared land, 
7 acres of banked meadow, and considerable more may 
be made; the residue of said land well timbered. Several 
years credit will be given for the purchase money, on giv- 



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ing good security, and paying interest for the same. 
The whole late the estate of Michael Fisher, junior, de- 
ceased; and to be sold, in pursuance of his last will and 
testament, by SARAH FISHER, and ROBERT FRIEND PRICE, 
Execut. 

All persons who are indebted to the estate of the said 
Michael Fisher, junior, deceased; are desired to make 
speedy payment of the same; and those who have any 
demands against it, are desired to bring them in, that they 
may be settled. June 19 

STRAYED or stolen from the Subscriber, in Bordentown, 
Burlington County, New- Jersey, on the i$th of June inst. 
a dark bay Horse, about six Years old, with a Star in his 
Forehead, branded on the near Shoulder o an d n the 
off Shoulder I C, the Brand not very perceivable, about 14 
Hands high, trots and paces, is in good order, and shod 
before. Whoever takes up and secures said horse, so that 
the Owner may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings 
Rezvard, and reasonable Charges, paid by 
June 1 8, 1772. CALEB CARMAN 

PHILADELPHIA. 

The GENERAL ASSEMBLY of New-Jersey are to meet 
at Perth-Amboy on Wednesday, the I9th of August next. 

His Excellency Governor FRANKLIN has been pleased 
to appoint and establish four Terms in the Year, for hold- 
ing the Court of Chancery in the Province of New Jersey, 
viz, Two at Burlington, and Two at Perth-Amboy, to 
begin on the Saturday next after the Opening of the Su- 
preme Court at each of the said Places, and continue from 
Day to Day, as long as may be expedient. 

June 1 8, 1772. 
THIS is to give notice to the creditors of James Maffett, 



1/2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

that, pursuant to the Act of Assembly, for the Relief of 
Insolvent Debtors, he has presented a petition to the 
Court of Quarter Sessions, for the county of Gloucester, 
and which has been signed by two thirds of his creditors 
in value, and the Court has appointed the 25th day of July, 
for the creditors to shew cause, if any they have, why 
an assignment of the said James Maffet's estate should 
not be made, and his body discharged from confinement. 

JAMES MAFFETT. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Penn's Neck, 
on Oldman's Creek, in Salem county, a Scotch servant 
man, named PATRICK BICKUM, about 23 years of age; 
he is a chunky, well set fellow, about 5 feet 8 inches high, 
and has short black hair ; he wore a Scotch bonnet, a short 
jacket, the stripes goes round him, and has a lock on his 
leg. Whoever takes up said fellow, and secures him in 
any goal, so that his master may have him again, shall 
have THIRTY SHILLINGS reward, paid by 

DAVID CLAYTON. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2270, June 25, 
1772. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN AWAY the 2ist inst. an Irish servant man, named 
DANIEL M'GIVERON, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 
inches high, has a down look, long sharp nose, three of 
his upper teeth stick out farther than the rest, and has a 
clumsey walk : Had on when he went away, an old hat, 
two old jackets, the upper one of a light colour, rather in- 
clining to a buff colour, an old check shirt, purple coloured 
velvet breeches, almost new, thread stockings, marked 
R. J. and old shoes, tied with strings. Whoever takes 
up said servant, so that his master may have him again, 



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shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by 

Salem, June 22. ROBERT JOHNSON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1542, June 25, 1772. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

WHEREAS the Store of the Subscriber, situated between 
Sims and Mease's wharves, was BROKE OPEN last night, 
or early this morning, and ROBBED of a quantity of Loaf 
Sugar, Cheese, Bacon in flitches, and Gammons, with 
sundry other Articles : The flitches of bacon are very re- 
markable, having the shoulders and middle together, and 
the cheeses are late made Jersey ones, of a pale colour. 

ANDREW M'GLONE. 

To BE SOLD at private Sale, 

The Whole, or any Part of the following five Lots of 
Land, containing together 560 Acres of the most valuable 
Land in Hosick patent, in the county of Albany 

The Patent of Hosick has many Settlers and daily 
increasing; in fine, these Lands are sufficiently known 
without further Encomiums, and a good Title will be 
given, by the Owner, Peter Schuyler, jun. in Elizabeth 
Town, or they may apply to John Schuyler, jun. mer- 
chant in New- York, or to Peter Sylvester, Esq; in Al- 
bany. 

NEW-PORT, June 22. 

Last Tuesday James Bud and Samuel Gustine, were 
apprehended and committed to Goal in this town, on suspi- 
cion of being concerned in counterfeiting and passing 
New York and Jersey paper money. About a week be- 
fore, they, with some others, came from Nantucket in a 
sloop, and anchored in Mackerel Cove, a little within our 



174 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

light-house, where these two left her and came to this 
town, and agreed with an engravor to cut them a plate for 
the escutcheon or border of a New-York forty shilling 
bill, for which purpose they cut out the printed part of 
the bill, and gave the engraver the other part cut into 
three or four pieces. But before the engraver had quite 
finished the plate, he accidentally saw a New York bill, 
which Bud had passed to another man, by which he dis- 
covered the real business he was about, and immediately 
informed Judge Hazard of the same. After Bud and 
Gustine were examined, the sloop was brought into this 
harbour, and being searched, upwards of fifty pounds of 
York and Jersey money was found, including a small 
sum Bud and Gustine had about them. They confessed 
but little on the examination : but it might be easily per- 
ceived that one Wills of Connecticut, one Smith of New- 
York, and number of others were concerned in this affair. 

The money above mentioned consists of sixty, twenty, 
ten and five shilling bills, principally of New- York cur- 
rency, most of which are well known to be counterfeits; 
the Jersey bills doubtful, and may probably be some of 
those taken out of the treasury when robbed. There is 
one five pound bill not signed : The forty shilling bill, by 
which the plate was to have been made, is a true one. 

By what could be drawn out of these men, there must 
be a very considerable amount of New- York bills counter- 
feited to the Westward; as Bud confessed that he saw a 
great number lying on Wills's table the first time he went 
to see him. 

NEW-YORK, June 29. Captain Brass arrived here last 
Week in 7 Weeks from the Bay of Honduras ... on 
the 2Oth, spoke the Brig Franklin, Thomas Lyell Master, 
from Perth Amboy, for Madeira, 2 Days out, Lat. 38 139, 



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To the PUBLIC. 

THIS is to certify, That there is a Stage again erected 
from New-Ark to Powles-Hook, and will set off 
from the House of James Banks, precisely at the Hours 
of half past Seven o' Clock in the Morning, and at Four in 
the Afternoon; and that on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 
the same Hours of Attendance will be punctually observed 
from Powles-Hook, where Gentlemen and Ladies who 
please to favour the Stage with their Custom, will be well 
used, at the usual Price of is. 6d. for the Waggon from 
Powles-Hook to New-Ark, and the same for the Return. 
Any Gentleman and Ladies, on a Party of Pleasure, may 
be accomodated with a Waggon and Horses, to any Part 
of the Country, by the Publick's 

Most Obedient Humble Servants, 

JOSEPH CRANE, at Newark. 
PETER STIMESON, at Bergen. 

The Second 
New-Castle 
LOTTERY, 

on Delaware, 

For raising the Sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred 
Pounds, New York Currency, for the Benefit of the Uni- 
ted Presbyterian CHURCHES in the City of New-York, 
the seceding Church in said City, and the Presbyterian 
CHURCH in Richmond County 

. . . the Prizes will be paid, subject to a Deduction 
of Fifteen per Cent, by ... Doctor John Cochran 
in New Brunswick, Robert Ogden, Esq; and Mr. John 
Blanchard, Merchant, in Elizabeth Town, Messrs. Peter 
Chevalier, John Bayard, and John Mease, Merchants, in 
Philadelphia, and by proper Persons who shall hereafter 
be appointed, in all the other capital Towns on the Con- 



176 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

tinent. . . . The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly 
Post-Boy, No. 1524, June 29, 1772. 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court of 
Common Pleas of the County of Somerset, Notice 
is hereby given to the Creditors of George Collins, and 
Adrian Manley, two insolvent Debtors, that having sev- 
erally filed their Schedules, and complied with the Direc- 
tions of a late Act of the Governor, Council, and General 
Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, intitled, "An 
Act for the Relief of insolvent Debtors;" that the said 
Creditors be and appear at the Court-House of said 
County, on the 28th day of July next, at Two o' Clock in 
the Afternoon, before two of the Judges of the said Court, 
to shew Cause, (if any they have) why the said George 
Collins, and Adrian Manley, should not be discharged 
agreeable to the Directions of the said Act. 

PHILADELPHIA, June 25. 

We hear from Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
County, New Jersey, that on Saturday Evening the I3th 

Instant, as one Runyon, was driving his Waggon, 

loaded with Boards, down a Hill, about two Miles from 
Pennington, his Foot slipped and he fell on one of the 
Horses, which so alarmed them that they set off, and 
threw him under the Wheels, which run over him and 
broke his Breast Bone; he was immediately taken up by a 
Negro Fellow, who was riding on the Road when this Ac- 
cident happened, and carried to a House near that Place, 
where he died in great Agonies about an Hour afterwards. 
He was a very industrious, sober Man, and has left a 
Wife and several Children. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of 
common pleas, of the county of Essex, in the pro- 
vince of New-Jersey, notice is hereby given to the credi- 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 177 

tors of Peter March, Lewis Winans, Francis Elliott, and 
Samuel Beach, four insolvent debtors, that have severally 
filed their schedules, and complied with the directions of 
a late act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly, 
of the province aforesaid, entitled, 'An act for the relief 
of insolvent debtors ; that the said creditors be and appear 
at the courthouse in Newark, in said county, on Monday 
the 27th day of July next, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, 
before Daniel Pierson, and Joseph Rigs, Esquires, two 
of the judges of said court; to shew cause (if any they 
have) why the said Peter March, Lewis Winans, Francis 
Elliott, and Samuel Beach, should not be discharged, 
agreeable to the directions of the said Act. Dated 24th 
June, 1772. 



M 



AMERICAN STEEL, 

ANUFACTURED by John Zane, at Trentown, es- 
teem'd quite equal, if not better in quality than 

what is imported from England, may be had of 
BOWNE and RICKMAN, 

At their store in the house of Peter Clopper, facing the 

Fly-market, on reasonable terms, in half faggots, or 

blister'd, by the Ct. wt. 

N. B. If on tryal any bar proves faulty, it will be re- 
ceived back, and the money return'd. 

They have an assortment of DRY GOODS as usual. 

Six Blacksmiths BELLOWSES, 

OF the best construction, anvils, vises, steel of all 
kinds, refin'd and bloom'd iron, Newark POTASH 
KETTLES, and hollow ware are to be sold 

By EDWARD and WILLIAM LAIGHT, 

V 

Who have, by the last vessels from Europe, received a 
fresh and universal supply of DRY GOODS, IRONMONGERY 

12 



1/ NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

and CUTLERY. Supplement to the New-York Gazette, 
and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1079, June 29, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, July 6. On Saturday, - Smart, 

alias William M'Cormick, was executed at Burlington, 
pursuant to his Sentence the Monday before, for the Mur- 
der and Robbery of Elizabeth Knight, at Evesham. The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 
286, June 29- July 6, 1772. 

The Public are cautioned against Counterfeit New- 
Jersey THIRTY SHILLING BILLS, dated April 16, 1764. 
They are signed John Johnson, Rich d Smith, S. Smith, 
but so unlike the signing in the true Bills, as to be easily 
discovered. The Impression carries a remarkably black- 
ish Appearance the word New-Jersey, on the left Bor- 
der, is much plainer, also the Flowering on the Top, and 
right Edge, and very different from the true Bill. They 
are made after those Bills that have the Printer's Signa- 
ture G, but it is possible some Counterfeits, after this No- 
tice, may bear another Signature. 

On Monday last a Court of Oyer and Terminer was 

held at Burlington, for the Trial of - SMART, alias 

M'CORMICK, for the Murder and Robbery of Elizabeth 
Knight; when he pled guilty to the Burglary in Hopes 
of being admitted an Evidence against an innocent Per- 
son, one Shreeve, whom he impeached as the Murderer; 
but the Grand Jury, finding nothing to support the In- 
dictment against Shreeve, did not find the Bill. Upon 
which the Court proceeded, and pronounced Sentence of 
Death against Smart, who is to be hanged next Saturday. 

To be SOLD, 

A TRACT of WELL-TIMBERED LAND, containing 555 
acres, with allowance for highways, late the property of 



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CLARK RODMAN, situate in the county of Gloucester, in 
the Western Division of the province of New-Jersey, and 
is very handy to several Saw-mills, bounded by lands of 
the late JOHN LADD, Esq; STEPHEN WALTON, ROBERT 
STRETTEL, and SAMUEL POWELL, deceased. The tracts 
which belonged to the t'wo last mentioned persons are now 
the property of JACOB FREES. For the conditions of sale, 
and other particulars, enquire of JOSIAH HEWES, in Phil- 
adelphia, or of AARON HEWES, in Woodbury, near Glou- 
cester. 

Salem, June 20, 1772 
FORTY DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN away from their Bail, the i$th Instant, the fol- 
lowing Persons, viz. DANIEL WHEATON, an ill-looking 
Fellow, about 5 Feet 8 or 9 Inches high, of a pale, sandy 
Complexion, light Hair, a little curled, about 30 Years of 
Age, a well made Fellow, this Country born, is very fond 
of strong Liquor, is a little freckled in his Face; he took 
with him a light coloured Saggathy Coat, a Damascus 
jacket, old Hat, one or two Shirts; two pair striped Trow- 
sers, old Shoes, and an old blue Bath Coating Surtout 
Coat, his other Clothes not known. 

ISAAC HILDEBRAND, about 30 Years of Age, a well 
made Fellow, of a dark Complexion, black Hair, is about 
5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high; he very seldom drinks strong 
Liquor; he took with him a light coloured Wilton Coat 
and Jacket, almost new, a blue Broadcloth Coat, that has 
been turned, a Pair of white Fustian Breeches, Thread 
Stockings, an old Hat, a blue Bath Coating Surtout Coat, 
a Chocolate coloured Barcelona silk Handkerchief, i black 
ditto, a Pair of new Pumps; one or two white Shirts ruf- 
fled at the Breast, one or two coarse white Ditto, his other 
Clothes uncertain. He took with him a small Pine Chest, 
almost new; they have both followed the Water some 



ISO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Time, and it is likely are gone towards Carolina or Balti- 
more. The said Wheat on took his Wife with him; she 
is a small Woman of a dark yellow Complexion, her 
Cloaths uncertain. Whoever takes up and confines the 
above described Persons in any of his Majesty's Goals, so 
that the subscriber may have them again, shall receive the 
above reward, or TWENTY DOLLARS for either, from 

CURTIS TRENCHARD 

Greenwich township, Gloucester county, 

June 24, 1772. 

These are to give notice, to all whom it may concern, 
that a number of the owners and possessors of the Marshes 
and Meadows, adjoining Repapare Creek, in said town- 
ship, intend to petition the General Assembly, at their 
sitting in August next, for a law to stop said creek, and 
bank out the tide from overflowing said marshes. The 

Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2271, July 2, 1772. 



NEW- YORK, June 29. Wednesday last Capt. Brass 
arrived here in 7 weeks from the Bay of Honduras, who 
. . . spoke ... on the iQth with the brig Franklin, 
Capt. Lyell, from Amboy for Madeira, out forty eight 
hours. The Pennsylvania Journal; or The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1543, July 2, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, June 29. The GENERAL ASSEMBLY of 
New-Jersey are to meet at Perth-Amboy on Wednesday, 
the 1 9th of August next. The New York Journal; or, 
The General Advertiser, No. 1539, July 2, 1772. 

BY VIRTUE OF A WRIT to me directed, will be exposed 
to public sale on the premises, on the ist day of August 
next, between the hours of twelve and five o'clock in the 
afternoon, that valuable Plantation, commonly known by 



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the name of the Neat Farmer's Plantation, situate in 
Greenwich township, Gloucester county, on Salem road; 
containing One Hundred Acres, more or less, of Land 
and Meadow, with a good stone dwelling-house and 
kitchen, and an excellent well near the door. Also, an 
apple orchard, and about sixty acres of clear land, bounded 
by the lands of Alexander Randall, Esq; William Trem- 
bell, Moses Clava, and John Sauders; the property of 
William Scull of Pennsylvania, seized and taken in execu- 
tion by 

THOMAS DENNY, Sheriff. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RAN AWAY from the Subscriber, living at Cornell, in 
the Jersies, on the first inst, a servant man, named Hugh 
Burns, about five feet six or seven inches high, of a dark 
complexion, with short black hair. Had on an old wool 
hat; a light coloured blue coat; a light coloured inside 
jacket, without sleeves, and the fore part of the skirts 
made round ; two pair of trowsers made of striped ticken ; 
an old course linen shirt, and a pair of good pumps. Said 
fellow served the first part of his time with one Gumming, 
a tinker in Bucks county, and has often travellel through 
many parts of this country with tin-ware ; he has likewise 
been at Carolina, and came from Charles-Town, aboard 
of a sloop about eight weeks ago, and pretends to be a 
seaman. It is probable he may try to get away on board 
of a vessel, or gone to Maryland to the harvest : He may 
have a pass with him from Carolina, which he got before 
he was my servant. Whoever takes up said Hugh Burns, 
and brings him to Thomas Mullan, in Front-street, or 
confines him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that his 
master may have him again, shall receive the above reward 
and reasonable charges paid by 

LUKE M'CABE. 



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N. B. All masters of vessels ; and others, are forbid to 
harbour or carry him off, at their peril. The Pennsyl- 
vania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 37, July 
6, 1772. 

Philadelphia, June 25. From Lowe's Ferry, Cumber- 
land County?- we hear, that on Wednesday the 24th ult. 
a farmer near that place went into his orchard in the morn- 
ing, where he shot himself, by putting the muzzle of his 
gun to his forehead, and pulling the trigger with his toe, 
which carried away all the upper part of his head. The 
New-York Gazette, or the Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1525, 
July 6, 1772. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

STOLEN the 24th of June last, at night, out of John 
Stacy's shallop, at the falls of Trentown, the fol- 
lowing goods, viz. A silver watch, maker's name Thomas 
Vernon, Liverpool, No. 1099, a coat of arms carved on 
the outside case, and opens with a point of a pin : A white 
cloth coat with yellow catgut buttons ; the coat and holes 
bound with binding of the same colour: A red striped 
jacket, the back part of linen, and lined with stripe the 
same of the fore parts : A beaver hat with a silk lining 
and very greasy. The above articles were stolen by a 
certain Daniel M'Daniel, born in Scotland; he is a slen- 
der fellow about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, thin visage, 
with a long thin beard, the calf of one of his legs is very 
much swell'd and sore, which makes him hobble and limp 
in his walk, dark brown hair. Had on when the things 
were stole and he absconded, a pair of striped ticken 
trowsers, and two old check shirts ; he will lye and boast, 
and is very noisy; he formerly lived at Port-Penn, in 
New-Castle County. Any person or persons securing the 

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said M'Daniel, in any of his Majesty's gaols, so that the 
goods may be had again, shall receive the above reward, 
(but for the thief thirty shillings only) so that he may be 
brought to justice, and all reasonable charges paid by the 
Subscriber, living at the corner of Front and Almond 
streets, at the sign of the Rainbow in Southwark, Phila- 
delphia. 

JOHN STACY. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1080, July 6, 1772. 

Burlington, July 3, 1772. 

WHEREAS we the subscribers, directors appointed by 
law, to build a DRAW-BRIDGE over Croswicks Creek, in 
the county of Burlington, did petition the late General 
Assembly, praying a law to erect the said Bridge into a 
Toll, or to make it a public charge in such manner as they 
should think most conducive to the good of the commu- 
nity. And whereas it appears by the minutes of the As- 
sembly, Dec. 17, 1771, that it is their pleasure we should 
make this our application public, and if no reasonable 
objection should appear at the next session of Assembly 
for doing public business, we shall then have leave to bring 
in a bill for the purposes aforesaid : Notice is therefore 
hereby given to all whom it may concern, that those who 
have any objections to the premises, may attend at the 
next General Assembly, and offer their reasons for the 
same. 

JOSEPH BORDEN, 
ISAAC PEARSON, 
ROBERT PEARSON. 

Hopewell, West New-Jersey, July 10, 1772. 

FIVE POUNDS Reivard. 
STOLEN, last night, out of the pasture of the subscriber. 



184 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

a LIGHT BAY HORSE, about 1 4 hands and 3 inches high, 
5 years old, has a large blaze in his face, three white legs 
and feet, two behind; has a large scar on his near fore 
hoof, and barefooted. He trots and canters. STOLEN, 
likewise, an OLD SADDLE, with a blue cloth, has a patch on 
the under side, and white binding; the pad and stirrup 
leathers are new. Whoever secures the said Horse, so 
that the owner may have him again, and the Thief brought 
to justice, shall receive the above reward, or THREE 
POUNDS for the Horse only, and reasonable charges, paid 
by 

FOSTER BURROWES. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Adver- 
tiser, No. 287, July 6-13, 1772. 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all concerned in cer- 
tain Meadows and Marshes, situate in the township of 
Lower Alloway's Creek, in the county of Salem, in New 
Jersey, known by the name of the Back Marsh, that appli- 
cation will be made to the next session of General Assem- 
bly of this province, by the owners and possessors of the 
meadows and marshes aforesaid, for an act to enable them 
to erect, uphold, and maintain a tide bank, dams, sluices, 
and other water works, so as effectually to prevent the 
tide from overflowing the same; beginning at a point of 
fast land, called Tyler's Point, late the property of Will- 
iam Waddington, deceased, and running to Tyler's Creek 
40 rods, from thence 160 rods to Long Point, late the 
property of Nathaniel Street, deceased. Such persons as 
have objections against the same, may attend and make 
them. 

Alloway's Creek, June 29, 1772. 

Saturday last Smart, alias M'Cormick, was 

executed at Burlington. We hear he owned, that himself 



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only was guilty of the Murder and Robbery for which he 
suffered, and acknowledged the Justice of his Sentence. 

Gloucester, New-Jersey, July 9, 1772. 
WAS found in the possession of a certain person, who 
calls himself DANIEL BRIAN, committed to goal in the 
county aforesaid, for horse-stealing, and now in the cus- 
tody of the subscriber, a likely brown bay HORSE, about 
8 years old, 14 hands high, has some white hairs in his 
forehead, and both hind feet white, trots and hand gal- 
lops; supposed to be stolen. The owner of said horse is 
therefore desired to prove his property, pay the charges, 
and take him away, in 4 weeks from the date hereof, oth- 
erwise he will be sold for the same. 

ISAAC KAY. 

WAS STOLEN, the 24th of June, from the subscriber, 
living in Amwell township, West New-Jersey, a dark 
brown MARE, about 14 hands high, 5 years old, a natural 
pacer, no brand nor ear mark, has a large double mane 
and fore-top, a good neck and breast, a thick place in the 
left hind fetlock, and a scar in it. The thief is supposed 
to be a Negroe with a brown jacket, or short coat, with 
a slit in the back between the shoulders. Whoever takes 
up the thief and mare, so that the owner may have her 
again, and the thief brought to justice, shall have THREE 
POUNDS reward, and reasonable charges; for the mare 
Twenty Shillings only, paid by me 

HENRY DELS, junior 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2272, July 9, 1772. 

NEW YORK, July g. The Man lately murdered at 
Stockbridge, in New-England, proves to be one James 
Farrel, of Greenwich in New-Jersey, where he left a 
Wife and several Children; the Murderer is said to be one 



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Harvey, who had broke Albany Gaol, where he was lately 
committed for Theft. The New York Journal; or The 
General Advertiser, No. 1540, July 9, 1772. 

Philadelphia, July 9. Extract of a letter from Prince- 
toivn, July 7. 

"About two weeks ago, some coals were discovered to 
have been put at the south end of Dr. Witherspoon's 
house, together with a bottom of an old chair, which was 
stuffed between the boards : Happily they went out, and 
no damage was done. The President procured a watch 
for some succeeding nights, but as the attempt was not 
renewed, the thing was forgot, and the coals supposed to 
have got there by accident. 

"Last Wednesday evening one Gaa, a barber, smelling a 
stench, like burning rags, searched narrowly about, and at 
length discovered a large coal wrapped up in a piece of 
linen, which in ft few moments would have set the house 
on fire. This, and the foregoing attempt, convinced them, 
there was some mischief brooding, and accordingly they 
seized an old man, who has since been found innocent. 

"On Friday night we were alarmed with the cry of fire; 
I looked out of my window, and discovered a small light 
in Mr. Baldwin's barn; but before I had run twenty rods, 
the whole barn was in a blaze; before any body arrived, 
it was beyond our power to save it. All that could be 
done, was to prevent the neighboring barracks. Our 
steward lost most of this year's hay, a vast deal of grain 
and straw, a waggon, which was loaded with hay, a new 
saddle, all his implements of husbandry, &c." 

Some accounts from Princetown say, that while the 
Collegians were at the fire, some person, or persons en- 
tered the College and ransacked their rooms, and carried 
off a quantity of Plunder. 



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PURSUANT to an order of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of the county of Morris; Notice is hereby 
given to the respective creditors of Thomas Hallock, 
Willis Pierson, William Crane, Joshua Douglass, James 
Totten, Nathaniel Salmon, and Aaron Burnett, insolvent 
debtors, to shew cause, if any they have, on Tuesday the 
eleventh day of August next, at two o'clock in the after- 
noon of the same day, at the Court House in Morris 
Town, in the County of Morris, before the Honourable 
Jacob Ford and Samuel Tuthill, Esquires, two of the 
Judges of the said Court, why an assignment of the said 
debtors estate should not be made, and they discharged 
agreable to the directions of a late act of the Governor, 
Council and General Assembly of this province of New 
Jersey, entitled, "An act for the relief of insolvent debt- 
ors." 
Morris Town, July 10, 1772. 

The New-York Gazette, or the Weekly Post-Boy, 
'No. 1526, July 13, 1772. 

New-Jersey, Middlesex County, July 9, 1772. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the sales of the lands 
belonging to the estate of the late Lewis Morris 
Ashfield, Esq; deceased, that was adjourned to the Qth 
of April last, at the suit of Richard Morris, Esq; contain- 
ing about four hundred acres, lying in the south ward of 
the city of Perth Amboy, near Cranberry, is farther ad- 
journed to Thursday the 2Oth of August next, between 
the hours of 12 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon of said 
day, at the house of Elijah Dunham, tavern-keeper in 
said city. Per ISAAC BONNELL, late sheriff. 



T 



To be sold by the subscriber, 
HE farm whereon he now dwells, containing 220 
acres, one mile distant from Trentown, situate upon 



1 88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

the river Delaware; about 170 acres of cleared land, 30 
acres whereof is excellent meadow ground, the tillable 
part of a very kind warm soil ; that which remains wood 
land, is well timbered; the whole watered with living 
streams plentifully. The agreeable and extensive pros- 
pect on the Delaware, fitly adapts it for a gentleman's 
seat, and the goodness of the soil, for the farmer. A neat 
well built dwelling-house, compleatly finished from the 
bottom to the top; a good kitchen, barn, stables, and 
other conveniences thereon. A very good collection of 
the best kinds of apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and 
plumbs, &c. Any gentleman inclining to purchase the 
house and 100 acres, may have it layed out very conve- 
nient, and will be sold separate, if it best suits the pur- 
chaser, by 

BENJAMIN BILES. 

N. B. Said Biles has to sell a negro wench, about 24 
years old, with a child 2 years and 6 months old; also a 
negro girl 7 years, and a boy 5 years old. The wench was 
born in New- York. 

SIXTY FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

WHEREAS there is great Reason to suspect that the 
Barn of the Subscriber, at Princetown, in New- 
Jersey, which was consumed by Fire, on the Evening of 
the third Day of July Instant, was wickedly and mal- 
iciously set on Fire, by some evil minded Person or Per- 
sons, at present unknown: The Subscriber therefore 
promises to pay the above Reward of Sixty-five Pounds, 
to any Person who shall discover the Perpetrator or Per- 
petrators of so attrocious a Crime, in such a Manner that 
he, she, or they be legally convicted thereof. 

JONATHAN BALDWIN. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1081, July 13, 1772. 



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The PHILADELPHIA STAGE COACH, a very pleasant, easy 
and delightful Carriage, will set off for New-York, by 
Way of Bristol, Trenton, Brunswick, Elizabeth and New- 
ark, TO-MORROW MORNING, at 5 o'Clock, from Capt. 
John Little's, at the Sign of the Indian Queen, in Fourth- 
Street. Gentlemen and Ladies, who may have occasion 
to travel that Way, are requested to engage Places this 
Evening. The Price will be Thirty Shillings for each 
Passenger. The Proprietor of the Coach, Joseph Hart, 
who intends to drive himself, will undertake to transact 
Business at New-York, or at any Place on the Way 
thither, in the most careful accurate Manner, at a reason- 
able Rate. 

To the PRINTER of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE. 

/ presume, Sir, from the candour you shew the Public, 
that a few animadversions on a piece in your last paper 
[No. 287] will meet with a place in your next. 

It is natural for people in a bad habit of body to behold every 
thing in a decaying situation. Thus it was with the author of the 
Voyage to Lisbon, and with Mr. Sharpe, in his description of the 
people of Italy Perhaps Misericordus was troubled with the stone 
or gravel, which occasioned a very excruciating pain at the time he 
was obliged to read some particular piece of Poetry which rendered 
it disagreeable ; but I will rather suppose he imagines himself a man 
of superior GENIUS, which, he says, "nature has joined with an insep- 
arable "companion ambition." This inseparable companion of 
genius has excited his envy, and he is ready to accuse Providence of 
partiality, under the appearance of modesty, for not bestowing the 
gift of Poetry on hint, He strives to render contemptible the first 
dawnings of that beautiful art, and very wisely considers that unless 
a man is born a proficient, he can never become one ! He concludes, 
that "no man can make himself a Poet," because he finds that nature 
never designed him for one, and he has so good an opinion of his 
own genius, that he judges of all the world by it. 

I would not, by any means, encourage the newspapers being filled 
with juvenile performances; which, though no doubt agreeable to a 
number of readers, are tiresome to such as our critic Misericordus, 
who, regardless of that excellent advice, 



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Let such teach others who themselves excel, 
And censure freely who have written well 

is lavish of abuse upon early poetical productions, when proper en- 
couragement would improve a young author's abilities, and he might 
in time arrive on the top of Parnassus, and enjoy the laurel in com- 
mon with Pops, Shakcspear, Milton and Young. 

But Misericordus will not tell us what he is displeased at He first 
ridicules the endeavours of a young miss, and says, that "among the 
ladies of high and low degree, "many are more eager to mix the in- 
gredients of a little "piece of this (meaning verse) manufacture, than 
to "mix the ingredients of a pudding." I have not yet learned that 
it is customary for ladies of high degree to study the art of mixan- 
dum, boilandum fracasseandum, &c. or even to prepare the ingredients 
of a pudding, for that is understood to be only neccssario in use 
cookeraro; nor, indeed, can I conceive any other opinion of a man 
in high life, who would make a cook of his lady, than that he does 
not understand his station : But the conversation of a sensible 
woman and good poet (for such a thing may be, by a proper culti- 
vation of an early genius) fills us at once with admiration and de- 
light. 

Misericordus (I wish he had chosen a more handsome name) next 
says "None are so much possessed with this "evil spirit as the lads 
who have just entered or have "just left the college" This, I think, 
may easily be accounted for according to the humorous maxim of 
an ingenious poet, that pa-pa, ma-ma, are the first words of a child 
born with the gift of poetry, so it is natural to suppose that his 
poetical turn increases with his years, that he shews some sign of it 
at his entering the college; and at his leaving it, his judgment is 
sufficiently ripened to give the world a specimen then, I cannot con- 
ceive how this critic would be so ill-natured as to deprive him of 
the privilege of a public news-paper for this purpose ! He must be 
conscious that every author is ignorant of the applause or condem- 
nation of his performance Authors are anxious to know the opin- 
ions of the Public, and he readily allows, that hypocrisy is so common 
with politeness, that they cannot get a candid opinion without this 
method. 

'LIBERTY, a Poem, said to be written by a hermit in New-Jersey has 
lately made its appearance, which I suppose is what Misericordus is 
pleased to condemn chained and shackled most unmercifully! that 
is, the Poem does not please him, and for this reason he breaks out 

into that ill-judged exclamation How it is chained, or shackled, I 

cannot see; but that it is ENHANCED is very evident, which (though 
I am unacquainted with the author, or his design) I believe was his 
motive. 



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Thus, having noticed his imagined capacity to judge of other 
people's performances, I would just mention a few eulogiums on his 
politeness, for doubtless he is a man of delicate ideas, or he could 
not so elegantly describe the poet in his garret; though even here 
he is somewhat mistaken ; because, in this happy age and country, a 
poet of a tolerable capacity may find a parlour to study in There 
was, indeed, a time when genius found not merit, but the present 
are not those times, unless from the discouragement of such men as 
Misericordus I say, Sir, he must be a man of delicate ideas, or he 
could not suppose the high flights of poetry to proceed from the 
garret he describes, where a chamber-pot is introduced to represent 
a purling stream with many other as ridiculous absurdities, which, 
without doubt, he has the vanity to call humorous similies. 

Now let Misericordus go on, with this assurance, that so long as 
he is troubled with the itch of writing, which Mr. Pope says is an 
endless one, he will now and then meet with a comfortable RUB, from 

AMICUS MUSARUM. 

July 17, 1772. 

Wanted immediately, 

A JOURNEYMAN TANNER and CURRIER, who under- 
stands his business, and is sober, diligent, and faithful; 
also, a Journeyman SKINNER, of a good character, who 
can dress Deers Leather after the best manner. Such a 
person will meet with employment, on advantageous 
terms, by applying to STACY POTTS, at Trenton, in New 
Jersey. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 288, July 13-20, 1772. 



PROPOSALS | For PRINTING by SUBSCRIPTION, 



THE 



WORKS 



OF 



FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS. 



SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in by . . . Mr. Abraham 
Hunt, Trenton. Mr. William Hick, Princeton. Mr. 
Frederick King, Morris Town. Thomas Anderson, Esq; 
Sussex County, New- Jersey. . . . The Pennsylvania 
Journal; and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1545, July 15, 
1772. 

I, The subscriber, having been afflicted with a dizziness, 
or swimming of the head, so that I could not walk without 



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staggering, and was sick at my stomach sometimes, and I 
applied to an able physician, and received but little help, 
so that I was quite discouraged, and was afraid it would 
turn to fits. Being advised to take a bottle of Dr. George 
Weed's Tinctura Amara, after some persuading, I com- 
plied, and took one bottle, which gave me great relief, and 
by continuing of it for some time my disorder was quite 
removed; and since I have made great use of it in my 
family, which has proved very successful in curing them 
of many complaints. . . . I advised my neighbours to 
try it, and used it in their families with great success, and 
I must recommend it as an excellent medicine 

C. SMITH 
New- Jersey, March 4, 1771 

Messieurs HALL and SELLERS 

Please to give the following EXTRACTS, &c. a Place in 
your next GAZETTE. 

I AM one of your constant Customers, and have great 
Pleasure in reading the many entertaining, as well as in- 
structing Observations in your useful Paper, but I am 
alarmed when I look over the Advertisements; the almost 
innumerable Villainies that are committed in these Col- 
onies, on this extensive Continent, among which Horse- 
stealing, like an epidemical Distemper, has so spread over 
the whole Country, that the honest Farmers must be un- 
done, unless some Remedy be applied. I proposed to my 
Neighbours to petition the Legislature for Relief, when 
one, more accurate than the others, put into my Hand an 
Act passed without Limitation, in the I3th Year of the 
Reign of Queen ANNE, which, if put in Execution, would 
in a great Measure prevent or detect the villainous Per- 
petrators, that are now permitted unmolested to travel 
through this and the neighbouring Colonies. The 7th 
and 8th Sections of the Act are as follow. 



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Be if further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all Seamen, 
Soldiers, Servants, and other Labourers and suspected Persons, who 
shall travel in and through this Province without a Pass, from one 
or more Justices of the Peace in this or the neighbouring Provinces, 
signifying that he, she or they, are free Persons, it shall and may be 
lawful for any Constable, or other Person or Persons whatsoever, to 
take up all such vagrant Persons, travelling without Passes as afore- 
said, and him, her or them, to carry before any Justice of the Peace 
of this Province, zvho shall strictly examine all such Persons so 
brought before him, and all such as can give no good Account of 
themselves, and the Causes and Reasons of their Travelling, shall be 
by the said Justice committed to the Common Goal of the County, 
where taken up, there to remain till thence delivered by Order of their 
Captain, Master, Mistress, or other due Course of Law. 

And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That any Boatman, 
or Ferryman, who shall carry or transport into or out of this Prov- 
ince, or over any Ferry, within the same, any of the Persons above 
mentioned, without Passes as aforesaid, or any Keeper of a Public 
House, who shall entertain such Servants, Seamen or Soldiers as 
aforesaid, not having Passes, and not apprehend the said Persons, and 
secure them, so as the said Persons may be brought before some of 
her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, every Person so offending, con- 
trary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, shall, for every such 
Offence, forfeit the Sum of Forty Shillings, to be recovered by the 
Captain, or other Commanding Officer of such Soldier or Seaman, 
the Master or Mistress of such Servant, or any other, injured by such 
Carriage, Ferriage, Transportation or Entertainment, before any Jus- 
tice of the Peace of said Province as aforesaid. 

I make not the least Doubt but our neighbouring Col- 
onies have Laws similar, if not superior, now in Force, 
which if put in Execution, would in a great Measure pre- 
vent the Evil, so much complained of, and also prevent the 
almost innumerable Number of Deserters and Servants, 
daily advertised, from escaping. And can you, my Coun- 
trymen, complain, when you have such excellent Laws for 
your Protection and Security, and you will not put them 
in Execution? I am amazed at your Supineness and In- 
activity. Let us, one and all, put the aforesaid Law in 
Execution, and we shall at least rid this Colony of those 
idle Vagrants. They will, like the Natives in the late 
War, be afraid of the Jersey Shore. And if our Neigh- 
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hours will not set the Example, let us begin, and they will 
soon follow. If these Observations should be improved 
by some abler Hand, and the other Printers will take it 
from your Paper, they and you will greatly oblige your 
Customers in this Colony, as well as give Pleasure to 

A JERSEY FARMER. 
Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, July 6, 1772. 

To be SOLD, pursuant to the last will and testament of 
Ananias Sayre, jun, deceased, in Cumberland County, in 
West-Jersev. 

A PLANTATION, containing 127 acres of LAND, pleas- 
antly situated in a healthy part of the Country, about half 
a mile from Kingstown, formerly known by the name of 
the Cross Roads; it is a suitable place for a shopkeeper, 
as there is a shop built for that purpose; the King's road 
runs through the said place, and the stage-waggon passes 
and repasses every week. There are on the said premises 
a frame house, two rooms on a floor, and a cellar under 
one of them, a frame kitchen, with a large shed, extending 
itself along the front of the house, leading to a pump of 
excellent water; also a frame barn, a good peach orchard, 
and an apple orchard, of the best fruit. Likewise 10 acres 
of salt marsh, lying on the west side of Stow-creek, in the 
said county. The above is part of the estate of the said 
SAYRE; and to be sold, by 

JOB BUTCHER Executor. 

LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office, at Philadelphia. 
. . . Jonathan Cannalt, Mount-Holly. William Doug- 
lass, Gloucester. Philip Stout, Jersey. The Pennsylva- 
nia Gazette, No. 2273, July 16, 1772. 

To BE SOLD, 
THE farm of the subscriber, lying in the town of New- 



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Barbados, commonly called Hackinsack, three quarters of 
a mile from the church and court house, containing about 
44 acres; part is, and in one season most may be made, 
the best of English mowing ground; on said farm is a 
dwelling-house, five rooms on a floor, a large orchard of 
about 200 trees of the best of apples and other fruit, etc. 
Its natural situation is supposed to exceed any in those 
parts, and would be very agreeable for a retired life, or 
advantageous for trade of any sort, having a spacious, 
clean, bold shore, the only one for near six miles along the 
west side of Hackensack river; a good grist-mill adjoin- 
ing on said river, and the two main country roads meeting 
near the premises. Also to be sold with the above, a lot 
of meadow along said river, adjoining the landing of Will- 
iam Provost, Esq; with 24 acres of woodland, well stocked 
with timber. Whoever inclines to purchase the same, may 
for particulars, enquire on the premises, or of James 
M'Culloch, near the court-house, or the subscriber, (at the 
bridge, Old-Slip, Cruger's Wharf) who will agree on rea- 
sonable terms, and give a good title for the same. 

JOHN ROMINE. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1541, July 16, 1772. 



THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, living in Debford 
township, Gloucester county, on the nth inst. a certain 
JOSEPH WILEY, about twenty years of age, five feet seven 
or eight inches high, brown hair, long visage, and darkish 
complexion. Had on when he went away, a new fur hat, 
light coloured homespun broadcloth coat and jacket, two 
new shirts, new leather breeches, blue and white stock- 
ings, and new shoes with brass buckles. Whoever secures 
said Wiley in any of his Majesty's goals, so that the sub- 



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criber may have him again, shall receive the above reward 
and reasonable charges paid by 

NATHAN KIMSEY, Constable 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, living in Kent county, 
on Delaware, on the i8th of May, 1771, an indented ser- 
vant man, named JOHN HARWOOD, by trade a taylor, born 
in England, about five feet six or seven inches high, is a 
very smooth faced fellow, wears his own hair sometimes 
tied behind, is very black, and has a pretty large scar upon 
his face. Had on when he went away, a large blue jacket 
made out of an old superfine cloth coat, an under cloth 
coloured bath coating jacket, reddish coloured wilton 
breeches, a new raccoon fur hat, had very good shoes and 
stockings, and took with him some good shirts of differ- 
ent sorts. He has work'd in many places of America, viz. 
in New- York, in Baltimore and Newton in Maryland, in 
Salem in the Jersies, in Wilmington in New-Castle county, 
and in Virginia: He loves drink very much, and when 
in liquor swears and sings : He has a large Roman nose. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him, so that 
his master may have him again, shall receive the above 
reward paid by 

JOSEPH CALDWELL. 

N. B. He has been seen in Philadelphia about a month 
ago. The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 39, July 20, 1772. 

PUBLIC notice is hereby given, to all persons whom 
it may concern, that a petition will be presented by 
several of the inhabitants of the counties of Essex, Mor- 
ris and Bergen, to the next sessions of the General As- 
sembly, to be held at the city of Perth-Amboy, for the 
province of New- Jersey, on the 22 day of August next, 



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for a law to be then passed to enable the owners of the 
meadows and low lands, containing about 15000 acres, 
lying near and adjoining the river Passaick, and the sev- 
eral branches thereof, above and to the westward of the 
Little Falls in said river, to clear out of said river and 
branches to the westward of said Little Falls, the several 
obstructions to the free passage and course of the waters 
thereof; and also that commissioners or managers may 
be appointed to raise monies for defraying expences and 
charges thereof, by laying a tax on the several owners of 
the said meadows and low lands, in proportion to the 
quantities they respectively hold, and may be benefited 
thereby. 

If any persons have any objections against passing said 
law, they are hereby desired then to attend and make the 
same, as the public in general, and some hundreds of the 
inhabitants of New-Jersey in particular, are greatly inter- 
ested in having the obstructions in said river speedily re- 
moved, the said petitioners intend humbly to request the 
said legislature to pass said law without any delay. The 
New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1082, 
July 20, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, July 25. The Fourth Instant departed 
this Life, greatly lamented, the Rev. ISAAC EATON, A. M. 
Minister of a Baptist Church in Hopewell, New- Jersey. 1 
In him at once did three great Worthies shine; 
The Scholar, Christian, and a choice Divine; 
Then let him rest in undisturbed Dust, 
Until the Resurrection of the Just. 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 289, July 20-25, 1772. 

x The Rev. Isaac Eaton was a son of the Rev. Joseph Eaton, minister 
of the Baptist society at Montgomery, Pa. (about 20 miles northwest 
of Philadelphia), 1722-1744, and then of the New Britain church, which 
split from the former in 1744, until his death. Joseph was b. Aug. 25, 
1679, in Radnor, Wales, and came to America about 1686. His second 



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Mount-holly, July 12, 1772. 
To BE SOLD, 

A VALUABLE plantation, pleasantly situated in the 
township of Northampton, and county of Burlington, 
about 17 miles from Philadelphia, and three from the 
town of Aount-Holly, lying in the Forks of Rancocus- 
creek, adjoining both branches. . . . The Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 2274, July 23, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, July 26th, 1772. 

TEN POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from his bail, a certain JOHN COLEMAN, a 
well set fellow, about twenty-six years of age, five feet 
eight inches high, has red bushy hair, of a ruddy com- 
plexion, his nose droops a little, and was born in West 
Jersey. Had on when he absconded, a grey wilton coat, 
a half worn castor hat and check shirt.. He was entrusted 
with Wade and *Hemphiirs shallop, to carry flour from 



wife, Uria Humphreys, was the mother of Isaac Eaton. Josepn at- 
tended monthly at Hopewell, during fifteen years of his ministry at 
Montgomery and New Britain. He d. April 1, 1749, and was buried at 
New Britain. 

Isaac Eaton, son of the Rev. Joseph Eaton and Uria Humphreys, was 
b. 1726, and studied divinity at Southampton, Bucks county. Pa., with 
the Rev. Oliver Hart, who was destined to be one of his successors at 
Hopewell. Mr. Eaton came to this church in April, 1748, and was or- 
dained its pastor on Nov. 29 cf that year. He remained in that charge 
for twenty-four years. The Rev. Dr. Samuel Jones, of Pennepek, Pa,, 
who preached the funeral sermon, said: "The natural endowments of 
his mind; the improvement of these by the accomplishments of litera- 
ture; his early and genuine piety; his abilities as a divine and as a 
preacher; his extensive knowledge of men and books; his Catholicism, 
&c., would afford ample scope to flourish in a funeral oration." Mr. 
Eaton opened a school at Hopewell in 1756, for the education of youths 
for the ministry, he being the first among the American Baptists to 
establish such a school. Many of his students became eminent in the 
ministry, and many more in other walks in life. The school was closed 
in 1767. Mr. Eaton m. Rebecca Stout, by whom he had many children, 
some of whom d. young or unm. Joseph, David and Pamela grew up 
and married. Mr. Eiaton also practiced physic, and was very helpful 
to the poor. He d. at Hopewell. July 4, 1772. and was buried in the 
meeting house. At the head of his grave, near the base of the pulpit, 
the congregation set up a marble slab, suitably inscribed, with the 
verse appended: 

In him, with Grace and Eminence, did shine 
The Man. the Christian, Scholar and Divine. 

Tale College conferred upon him the honorary degree of A. M., and 
Princeton in 1756 did the same. Edwards' s Hist, of Baptists in Penna., 17, 
33, 50-52; in New Jersey, 47-50; Benedict's Hist, of the Baptists, I.. 572. 



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Wilmington to this city on Tuesday last, and to carry 
back to Mr. Hemphill at Wilmington . 39 :i6 :i I in paper 
bills (except an half Johannes) most part of said money 
were Twenty Shilling Bills, which were given him by 
Mr. Wade's clerk, on Wednesday last, about eight o'clock 
at night : He went ashore from the shallop at Chester 
yesterday, between the hours of twelve and one o'clock. 
Whoever takes up said Coleman, and secures him in any 
of his Majesty's goals, so that his bail, the subscribers, 
may have him again, shall receive the above reward from 
FRANCIS WADE, of Philadelphia, 
HEMPHILL and GORDON, in Wilmington, 
ROBERT MACK, Coaler of New Castle. 

N. B. It is supposed he will change his apparel by hav- 
ing so much money. 

WAS taken up last fall on the plantation of the sub- 
scriber, living near Christiana-Bridge, in Newcastle 
county, a SORREL MARE, with a white mane and tail, with- 
out brand or ear-mark, about eight or nine years old, and 
a natural trotter. The subscriber is informed she belongs 
to a person in the Jersies, who is desired to prove his prop- 
erty, pay charges and take her away. 

WILLIAM WILSON. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 40, July 27, 1772. 

PERTH-AMBOY, July 17. 

On Tuesday departed this Life in the 78th Year of his 
Age, Capt. William Bryant, and last Night his Remains 
were decently interr'd. He was not more remarkable for 
having been upwards of thirty Years a skilful and suc- 
cessful Navigator between the Ports of New- York and 
London, than for being in an eminent Degree possessed 



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of the Virtues of Sincerity, Temperance, Integrity, and 
Benevolence, and of a true and unaffected Piety. 1 

A Friend to the deceased thinking the following a suit- 
able Epitaph, desires it may be here inserted 

Tho' Neptune's Waves, and Boreas' Blasts, 

Have toss'd me to and fro; 
In spite of these, by God's Decrees, 

I harbour here below. 

Where safely I, at Anchor lie, 

With many of our Fleet : 
One Day we shall, again set sail, 

Our Admiral Christ to meet. 



iNothing has been found throwing light on the ancestry or place of 
origin of Capt. William Bryant. The fact that two of his children were 
named Joshua and Ebenezer suggests the possibility that he was akin 
to the Bryants of Huntington, Suffolk county, Long Island, where Bry- 
ants of those names were to be found. Family tradition says he had 
a brother in London, from which an English nativity might be inferred. 
He was b. in 1684 or 1685, but the earliest mention that has been found 
of him in the records is on April 4, 1729, when he witnessed the will 
of Ann Johnston, of New York, widow. Eleven days later April 15. 
1729 he was enrolled as a freeman of New York. On Nov. 30, 1739. 
Lieut. Gov. Golden, 'of New York, wrote that Capt. Bryant was soon 
to sail for England with old guns, etc.; he was "commander of a con- 
stant trading vessel to London," at that time. He seems to have been 
held in high esteem in New York and London, for we find him repeat- 
edly appointed administrator, in London, on the estates of deceased 
sailors, as attorney for their "relicts" residing in New York, between 
1743 and 1749. "Capt. William Bryant, mariner, of New York," was 
named as one of the executors 9f the will of Edith Feavor, of New 
York, spinster, April 29, 1747. William Bryant was appointed. June 30. 
1749, administrator upon the estate of his son, John Bryant, deceased, 
but it is not clear that this was the Captain. So, too. it may have been 
another William Bryant, and not the Captain, who was appointed ad- 
ministrator on the estate of his brother, Dennis Bryant, of New York, 
Aug. 30, 1753. Bishop Spangenburg, the famous Moravian missionary, 
came to America from London with Capt. Bryant, in 1751. In Novem- 
ber, 1752, John Penn, grandson of William Penn. came from London to 
New York in the ship Joseph, commanded by Capt. Bryant. A ship- 
ment of arms was dispatched from New York for London, by the same 
vessel, William Bryant, master, in March. 1754. Part of the time he 
was a merchant as well as a mariner. Early Long Island Wills, 215; 
2V. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll., 1885, 215; 76., 1895, 5, 223, 265, 485; Ib., 1896, 229, 431; 
N. T. Gen. and Biog. Rec., 10:97; 34:289. 290; 35:122: 36:25; N. 7. 
Col. Docs., 6: 151, 158; N. J. Archives, 19: 201, 202, 206; N. Y. Hist. MS8., 
2: 614; Pa. Mag., 21: 338; 22: 78. Just when Capta.in Bryant took up 
his residence at Perth Amboy has not been ascertained, but he was 
living there early in 1761, when George Willocks Leslie, of Reading 
Town, Somerset county, gentleman, and his wife, Mary, executed a 
deed to William Bryant, of Perth Amboy. Middlesex county, merchant, 
on April 2, 1761, which deed, for the consideration of 300. conveyed 
"all that certain dwelling house and lott of land Scituate. in the City 
of Perth Amboy. Beginning at the southwest corner of land lately 
conveyed by said Leslie to John Wattson. said corner is two chains 
and thirty-seven links from Market Street, and on the east side of 
Water Street, thence along Water Street south twenty-six degrees and 
fifteen minutes west two chains and sixty-three links: thence at right 
Angles with said Water Street to Low Water Mark; thence along Low 



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PURSUANT to an ORDER of the INFERIOR Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of the County of Middlesex, Notice is hereby 
given to all the Creditors of Jonathan Frazee, jun. Insol- 
vent Debtor, to shew Cause, if any they have, on Monday 



Water Mark to the southeast corner of John Watson's said Lot; thence 
along Wattson's line to the Beginning. Bounded on the east by the 
Sound; on the north by the said Watson's Lott; and on the west by 
Water Street; it being two chains and sixty-three links in front along 
Water Street; and in length (both sides at Right Angles with Water 
Street) to low water Mark, together with all fences," etc. This deed 
was witnessed by P. Kearny, Ravaud Kearny and Alexander Wattson. 
N. J. Deeds, 12, p. 439. It was probably with a view to removing to 
Elizabethtown that he advertised in The New fork Journal of August 
20, 1767, the sale at public vendue, at Perth Amboy, on September 3 
following, of "A Convenient Brick House, with 8 Fire-Places, very 
pleasantly situated on the Bank, (with a good Water Lot) a Stable and 
Barn, and a large Garden, which contains a Variety of the best Fruits: 
Likewise sundry household Furniture," etc. N. J. Archives, 25: 435. 
This advertisement gives a very good idea of the comfortable sort of 
residence the old Captain must have enjoyed in Perth Amboy. He was 
probably residing with his daughter, Mrs. William Peartree Smith, 
when he made his will, October 21, 1769, in which he is described as 
"William Bryant, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex county, mariner," 
and as being "weak." This will was proved July 9, 1772, and letters 
testamentary were granted thereon July 29, 1772. In this instru- 
ment he gives to his wife Eleanor, after the payment of his debts, 
all the rest of his estate for her life, the same to be at her disposal; 
if she should die intestate, then the same to go to his daughter, Eliza- 
beth Woodruff, to whom he also gives 20s.; to each of his five other 
surviving children he gives 5s. Executrix wife Eleanor. Witnesses 
Nathaniel Baker, John Scudder, Jr., David Baker. N. J. Wills, Liber 
K, 466. Although he was living at Elizabeth in 1769, he was buried in 
St. Peter's churchyard, Perth Amboy, where the inscription on his 
tombstone relates about all that we know of his career: "Sacred to 
the Memory of William Bryant, who, in 55 Voyages, in the Merchant 
Service, between the Ports of New York and London, approved himself 
a faithful and fortunate Commander. Of Integrity and Benevolence to 
Man he lived a Singular Example. Of Piety and Resignation to God 
he died an Amiable Pattern 14 July, A. C. 1772, setatis 83." The upper 
part of the headstone was broken off by a cannon ball from a British 
armed vessel, during the Revolution. Below the inscription is this 
somewhat abbreviated Latin sentence, showing that the stone was 
doubtless erected by Dr. William Bryant, the Captain's son: "Sax. 
inornat. pat. sui. dignum. memoriae, sacrum, fll. amor, posuit." His 
widow d. in February, 1776, at Perth Amboy, and probably was buried 
beside her husband. Whitehead's Perth Amboy, 145; Aldcn's Epitaphs, 
1044. Issue (bap. in the First Presbyterian church, New York): 

2. i. Mary, bap. October 14, 1722. 

ii. Martha, b. January 24 and bap. January 31, 1725-6; m. the 

Rev. Nyberg, a Lutheran clergyman, who is said 

to have been "historiographer to the King of Sweden; 
she d. a widow, at Fulneck, a Moravian establishment 
near Leeds, England. Their portraits are in this coun- 
try." N. 7. Gen. and Biog. Record, 10: 96. 

iii. Rebecca, b. Feb. 18 and bap. Feb. 26, 1728-9; m. Capt. Le 
Chevalier Dean, who, in 1750, lived in Wall street, New 
York, but subsequently settled in Charleston, S. C. /&., 
10: 96. Children: 1. A son; 2. Mary; 3. William. 

3. iv. William, b. Jan. 3 and bap. Jan. 11, 1730-31. 

4. v. Joshua, b. Feb. 7 and bap. Feb. 15, 1732. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 4 and bap. Sept. 10, 1734; m. (as his 
2d wife) the Rev. Benjamin Woodruff, pastor of the Pres- 
byterian church at Westfield, in the spring of 1763; he 
d. April 3. 1803, aged 70 yrs. ; she d. in N. Y.. April 17, 
1805. Children: 1. William Bryant, bap. March 21. 1764; 
2. Elizabeth bap. July 12. 1766; 3. Bryant, bap. Nov. 4, 
1767; 4. Charlotte, bap. Sept. 3. 1769; 5. William, bap. 
Sept. 15, 1771. Hatfleld's Hist. Elizabeth. 583. 



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the 24th Day of August next, at two o'clock in the After- 
noon, at the House of Elijah Dunham Inn-Keeper, at 
Perth- Amboy, before Stephen Skinner, Jonathan Frazee, 
and Joseph Skelton, Esqrs. three of the Judges of said 

vii. Ebenezer, b. July 15 and bap. July 23, 1736; admitted to 
the N. J. Bar, March 25, 1758; d. 1761. 

2. Mary 2 (William 1 ) Bryant, bap. October 14, 1722; she went to Eng- 
land with her father, when quite young, and enjoyed the friendship 
and counsels of the famous Rev. Isaac Watts. She m. William Pear- 
tree Smith, May 12, 1745. He was then of New York, the "heir to an 
ample fortune, and devoted himself to no particular calling," though 
he studied law with an eminent attorney. He was a trustee of the 
College of New Jersey, 1746-1793. He was associated with William 
Livingston in the patriotic movements of his time. Removing to Eliz- 
abethtown, he was appointed Mayor of that borough. He took an 
active part in the Revolution, serving on the Committee of Safety. 
He d. at Newark, Nov. 20, 1801, aet. 78; his wid. d. there Aug. 16, 1811, 
in her 92d year, says her tombstone. Issue: 

I. Eliza, b. July 17, 1746; d. Sept. 10, 1747. 
ii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 20. 1747; d. July 12, 1750. 
iii. William Peartree, b. Feb. 20, 1748; d. Aug. 14, 1748. 
iv. Catharine, b. Dec. 16, 1749; m. Oct. 14, 1778, Elisha Boudi- 

not, of Newark; d. Aug. 30, 1797. 
v. Mary, b. June 26, 1751; d. Aug. 18, 1751. 
vi. William Peartree, b. July 25, 1752; d. Aug. 12, 1752. 
vii. William Peartree, b. Sept. 23, 1755; d. July 17, 1756. 
viii. Belcher Peartree, b. Oct. 25, 1756; graduated at Princeton 

College, 1773; was taken prisoner at his father's house, 

at Elizabeth town, by the British, Jan. 25, 1780; d. May 

10, 1787. 

ix. Ann Frances, b. May 10, 1758; d. March 10, 1759. 
x William Pitt, b. June 7, 1760; professor of Materia Medica 

in Columbia College, in 1792; m. Mary Holliday June, 

1781; d. Jan. , 1796; she d. Nov. 26, 1805. N. Y. Gen. 

and Biog. Record, 9: 32. 

3. William, b. January 3, 1730-31. After his father's death he min- 
istered to his mother's wants until her death. Studying medicine, he 
soon settled in Trenton, where he speedily acquired a reputation as a 
successful physician. He appears to have been recognized as a man 
of scholarly tastes, being elected a member of the American Philosoph- 
ical Society, January 21, 1774; and read a paper before that society, 
an "Account of an Electrical Eel or Torpedo from Surinam." which is 
published in the Transactions of the Society. Vol. II, 166 (Old Series). 
In September, 1778, he presented Peter du Simitiere with copies of the 
almanacs compiled by Daniel Leeds, and printed at New York by Will- 
iam Bradford, for the years 1634, 1695, 1696, 1697. 1698 and part of 1700. 
Memorial Hist, of N. Y., I., 592. What would not a modern collector be 
willing to give for those priceless bits of seventeenth century printi'ng. 
now carefully preserved by the Library Company of Philadelphia! His 
residence was at Kingsbury a suburb of Trenton, south of the Assun- 
pink creek and at the time of the battle of Trenton he was tempo- 
rarily occupying a house on the Bloomsbury Farm, on the present 
South Broad street, south of that creek. On Dec. 23. 1776. he informed 
Col. Rail, commander of the Hessian regiment, that "he had just heard 
from a negro who had crossed the river (Delaware) that the rebels 
had drawn rations for several days, and were about to attack Trenton," 
but Rail regarded the information as "old women's talk." Strykir's 
Battles of Trenton and Princeton, 91, 110. Notwithstanding this apparent 
friendliness with the Hessian commander. Dr. Bryant continued to 
reside in Trenton, undisturbed by his neighbors, and from time to 
time rendered medical service to the American soldiers. Either on 
account of ill health, or because he wished to be relieved from the 
excessive burdens of his practice and enjoy a life of more leisure, he 
took Dr. Nicholas Belleville (b. in Metz, France, 1753) into partnership 
before he had himself rounded out half a century. On Oct. 7, 1780. the 
Legislature appropriated 4 Is. 3d. to Drs. Bryant and Belleville, "for 
medical attendance on Enoch Anderson, taken sick in the service. June. 



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Court, why an Assignment of the said Debtor's Estate 
should not be made, and he the said Debtor discharged, 
agreeable to the Directions of a late Act of the Governor, 
Council and General Assembly of the Province of New- 
Jersey, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debt- 
ors. 

Perth Amboy, July 22, 1772. 

The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, 
No. 1528, July 27, 1772. 

1780." Assembly Minutes. Dr. Bryant's will, without date, was proved 
June 2, 1786. In it he describes himself as of Trenton, "practitioner of 
Physic." He gives to his wife Mary the house where he lives and 
900 of a bond for 1650 owing by the Hon. John Cox, Esqr., and 
other property, including "all my negro slaves except the boy William 
and the girl Peggy upon the express condition that none of them shall 
be sent off or sold in the West Indies contrary to their own will and 
consent;" to natural son, William Bryant, by Charity Murrow, 600, 
when 21, etc.; to sister. Rebecca Deane, 150. and the interest on 
600 to be invested for her, during her life; to nephew Belcher P. 
Smith, "my gold watch and cases," etc.; to nephew William Pitt 
Smith, 100; his books to the foregoing two nephews; to William 
B. Duffleld, eldest son of Dr. Samuel Duffleld, of Philadelphia, 50; to 
nephew William Deane, second son of sister Rebecca Deane, 100 and 
one-half the value "of my house at my wife's death;" to Mary Deane, 
dau. of sister Rebecca Deane, 50 and half the 600 left to her mother, 
at the latter's death. He also gives to the children of Samuel and Mary 
Duffleld, of Philadelphia; of Benjamin and Elizabeth Woodruff, of 
Westfleld, N. J. ; of Elisha and Catharine Boudinot, "now of Hanover;" 
and of William Pitt Smith, "now of Albany," the property left to his 
natural son, in case of his death. Executors "my friend and brother- 
in-law," William P. Smith, and nephew Belcher P. Smith. Witnesses 
John Singer, William Plasket, John Dixon. N. J. Wills, Lib. 28, p. 232. 
4. Joshua Bryant, b. February 1, 1732-3, was also a physician. He 
seems to have practiced in the West Indies, possibly having settled 
there on account of his health, and apparently had his residence in 
the Caronago, near the town of St. Georges, in the Island of Grenada. 
Apparently realizing that his end was near, he returned to New Jersey, 
probably taking up his abode with his sister, Mrs. Rebecca Deane, who 
was now a widow, residing in Elizabeth, and there he made his will, 
February 18, 1774, in which he describes himself as "Dr. Joshua Bryant 
now of Elizabethtown, Essex County, late of the Island of Grenada, 
West Indies, Doctor of Physic," and as being "weak in body." The 
will was proved just one week later, and on the same day letters of 
administration with will annexed were granted to Mrs. Deane, her 
bondsman being William Peartree Smith. In this instrument he de- 
vises to his sister, Mrs. Rebecca Deane, of Elizabethtown, widow, all 
his estate, except what is hereafter excepted, to bring up her three 
children, "the rest of my relations being in good circumstances." He 
refers particularly to his house and lot in the Caronago, near the town 
of St. Georges, Island of Grenada; he leaves 100 to Penelope Parkin- 
son, alias Wilson, his housekeeper in Grenada; he refers to his brother, 
Dr. Willliam Bryant, of Kingsbury, near Trenton, and to his brother, 
Ebenezer Bryant, deceased, and provides that his brother-in-law, 
William Peartree Smith, the executor of Ebenezer's estate, shall be 
paid for any loss incurred in settling said estate. He states that "Mr. 
John Wharton. my old partner, owes me 100. which is to be collected 
by my executors. Philip Obin owes me 130. He used to sail from 
the Island." He refers to his friend. Dr. Samuel Duffleld, of Philadel- 
phia. Executors- "my friends, Mr. James Cox and Mr. George Fitz- 
gerald, Merchant, at St. George. Island of Grenada." Witnesses 
Elias Boudinot. Wiliiam Livingston, Belcher P. Smith. N. J. Wills, 
Lib. K, p. 490. 



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TAKEN out of pasture, the I2th inst. at Minisink, in 
the county of Sussex, in the province of East New- 
Jersey, a sorrel MARE, branded with the letters J. W. B. 
Whoever secures said mare or thief, shall have Four Dol- 
lars reward, paid by the subscriber. 

JOHANNIS WESBROOK. 

TO BE RUN FOR 

OVER the Course of Powles-Hook, some Day in Octo- 
ber next, a Purse of FIFTY POUNDS or upwards, free 
for any Horse, Mare, or Gelding- not full Blood. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

MADE his escape out of Newark goal, in the county 
of Essex, in the province of New-Jersey, on June 
the 27th, 1772, a certain Isaiah Johnson, who stood, com- 
mitted on suspicion of burglary: The said Johnson is 
about 21 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, pretty well 
set, wears dark long hair, of a long thin visage, hath a 
scar in his forehead, just under his hair, and is a nailer 
by trade. Whoever takes up the said Johnson, and deliv- 
ers him to Jonas Pierson, goal keeper, at Newark, shall 
be paid the above Five Pounds reward, and all reasonable 
charges, by me 

MATTHIAS WILLIAMSON, Sheriff. 

To THE PUBLIC. 
A handsome STAGE COACH, 

WITH four good horses, which will carry very com- 
modiously eight persons; and will set out from 
Powles-Hook for Philadelphia, on Friday morning next, 
the 24th inst. and goes through in two days; sets out 
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Powles-Hook again on Wednesday following, and so on 
alternately: Friday mornings from New-York, and 
Tuesday mornings from Capt. John Litle, at the sign of 
the Indian Queen, in Fourth Street, below Market-Street, 
Philadelphia, during the season. The fare is FOUR DOL- 
LARS. Any gentleman or lady who please to take passage 
in the same, may depend on being used with the greatest 
civility, by the public's 

Most obedient servant, 

JOSEPH HART. 
New- York, 23d July, 1772. 

N. B. Any gentleman by calling at Andrew Moun- 
tain's at the corner house by the North-River ferry-stairs, 
may at any time engage a passage; where they may have 
tickets, with their numbers from one to eight, paying half 
fare down. It will be necessary to go over the ferry on 
Thursday evenings, on account of setting out early next 
morning. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of com- 
mon pleas, of the county of Middlesex, notice is here- 
by given to the respective creditors of Robert Grime and 
Isajah Valleau, insolvent debtors, that they be and appear 
at the house of Elijah Dunham, in the city of Perth Am- 
boy, in the county of Middlesex, on Monday the 24th of 
August next, before the Hon. Stephen Skinner, and Jona- 
than Fraze, Esqrs, two of the judges of the said court, to 
shew cause (if any they have} why an assignment of the 
debtors estates should not be made, and the debtors dis- 
charged agreeable to the directions of a late act of the 
Governor, Council, and General Assembly of the province 
of New-Jersey, entitled, 'An act for the relief of insolvent 
debtors.' The Nezv-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1083, July 27, 1772. 



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Amwell township, Hunterdon county, 

July 25, 1772 
THREE POUNDS Reward. 

WAS STOLEN, out of the house of the subscriber, living 
at Coryell's Ferry, on the night of the I5th inst. the fol- 
lowing GOODS, viz, One Wilton coat, two gingham waist- 
coats, one with a linen back, i beaver hat, almost new, 2 
pair of shoes, 2 pair of buckles, 5 shirts, I pair of trow- 
sers, i worsted pocket-book, with several papers and some 
money in it, 2 silk handkerchiefs, 2 linen jackets, i white 
and i striped; likewise a coarse wallet, containing i shirt, 
i pair drilling breeches, 4 pair of thread stockings, a silk 
handkerchief, i white India jacket marked C, on the back. 
The person who is suspected to be the thief, is about 5 
feet, 4 or 5 inches high, well set, down look, black straight 
hair, and swarthy complexion; had on, when he went 
away, a saggathy jacket, homespun shirt and trowsers, 
and a castor hat; calls himself WILLIAM CANADY, alias 
M'ANTHONY. * Whoever takes up and secures the said 
thief, so that he may be brought to justice, shall have the 
above reward, paid by 

DANIEL M'DONALD 

Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, July 22, 1772. 
WHEREAS the subscriber has been concerned in trade, 
and carrying on Iron-works, for a number of years past, 
by which meeting with many losses, and by the hardness 
of times, was unable to procure money to pay the debts 
contracted at said Works, whereby they, and the lands 
belonging to them, which cost several thousand pounds, 
have been sold by Execution for only as many hundreds, 
as also a large estate besides, sold nearly in the same pro- 
portion to its value; I am, therefore, under the disagree- 
able necessity of giving my Creditors notice, that, in order 
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Legislature of the province of New-Jersey, at their next 
sessions, for relief in the premises. 

THOMAS READING. 1 

July 22, 1772. 
FOUR DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN away last night, from the subscriber, living in 
Woodbury, Gloucester county, in the Jerseys, an appren- 
tice lad, by trade a shop joiner, named WILLIAM HARRI- 
SON SIMPSON, about 19 years of age; had on, when he 
went away, an old castor hat, a red halfthick jacket, with 
sleeves, two pair of trowsers, one Ticklenburg shirt, and 
one white ditto, and half-worn calf skin shoes. Whoever 
takes up said apprentice, and secures him in any of his 
Majesty's goals, or brings him home, shall receive the 
above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

BENJAMIN RAMBO. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2275, July 29, 
1772. 



Captain Thomas Reading was b. in Amwell township, Hunterdon 
county, Sept. 27, 1734, being a son of John Reading, some time Presi- 
dent of the Governor's Council, and acting Governor on two occasions. 
The Provincial Congress appointed him, Feb. 9, 1776, Captain of the 
sixth company, third New Jersey regiment, First Establishment, and 
he was in service with his command in northern New York and Canada 
until his regiment was discharged, March 23, 1777. By act of the Legis- 
lature, June 22, 1778, he was appointed one of the agents of the State 
for procuring provisions for the use of the army, and other supplies for 
carrying on the war. He was commissioned a justice of the peace for 
Hunterdon county, Dec. 18, 1782; Sept. 14, 1788; Oct. 25, 1793; and 
Nov. 1, 1798; and was appointed judge of the common pleas for said 
county Nov. 26, 1794, and Oct. 30, 1799. Each of said appointments was 
for the term of five years. He was one of the founders of the Presby- 
terian church in Flemington, was a member of the board of trustees, 
and on July 6, 1797, was ordained an elder of the church, with power 
to "conduct divine worship and read a sermon when the pastor was 
absent." He occupied the homestead farm of four hundred acres, near 
Flemington Junction, devised by his father to his executors in trust 
for the use of Thomas and his wife for life, with remainder to his two 
sons, Joseph and Thomas, in fee simple. He probably engaged in the 
iron industry with his, cousins, the Ryersons, and the vicissitudes of 
the Revolutionary war brought about his ruin. He m. Rebecca Ellis, 
dau. of Jonathan Ellis, of Waterford. Gloucester county; he d. Dec. 
14, 1814. in Amwell township. The Reading Family, by J. Granville 
Leach, Philadelphia, 1898, pp. 52, 125; Stryker's Officers and Men of New 
Jersey in the Revolution; First Century of Hunterdon County, by the Rev. 
George S. Mott, D. D. ; Hist. Presoyterian Church of Flemington, by the 
Rev. George S. Mott, D. D. ; Records of Commissions, Secretary of State's 
Office. 



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JUNE 24, 1772. 

PUBLIC Notice is hereby given, that a number of the 
Proprietors of the tract of land, called the Great Mead- 
ows, on Pequest creek, in the county of Sussex, intend to 
apply to the Legislature of New-Jersey, at the next Ses- 
sion of General Assembly, for a Law to enable a Com- 
mittee of the said Proprietors to drain the said Great 
Meadows by a rateable tax. The Pennsylvania Journal; 
and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1547, July 29, 1772. 

FlVE DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN away from the subscriber, near the New Dutch- 
church, New-York, two Irish servant women, the one 
named Ann Miller, of a swarthy complexion, black hair, 
and a black beard on her upper lip, about twenty five or 
thirty years old: had on when she went away, a black 
petticoat, and a flowered linen bed gown, with the flowers 
wash'd almost ^white, a white linen handkerchief about 
her neck, and took with her a blue and white small striped 
linen gown, a blue and white broad striped homespun 
petticoat, blue worsted stockings, and old leather shoes. 
The other Elizabeth Curry, about eighteen years old, of a 
fair complexion, freckled in the face, fair hair, had on a 
broad blue and white homespun petticoat, and a cotton 
bed gown, of a red ground, a dimond figure, a dark check- 
ered silk handkerchief about her neck, no cloak, hat, or 
cap on her head; and took with her a common India linen 
gown, black and redish brown spotted figure with small 
check aprons each, leather shoes and some other things. 
'Tis supposed they went off with Mr. Henry Usticks two 
nailers, that went off the same time towards Kingsbridge, 
or the iron works in the Jerseys. Any person that will 
apprehend the said run-aways, shall have the above re- 
ward, and all reasonable charges paid them; and all per- 



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sons are forewarned not to harbour or conceal them, or 
any master of vessels to carry them off, at their peril. 

ALEXANDER LESLIE. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1543, July 30, 1772. 

Egg-Harbour, Gloucester county, N. Jersey, July 9, 1772. 

TEN DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN away, from the subscriber, on Monday the 6th 
of this instant, a servant man, named BENJAMIN MATI- 
SON, about 23 or 24 years old, and six feet high ; had on, 
a red baize jacket with sleeves, striped linen trowsers, 
blue worsted stockings, neats leather shoes, with buckles. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him in any 
of his Majesty's goals in this province, so that his mas- 
ter may have him again, shall receive the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, from 

ROBERT CARVER. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 291, August 1-8, 1772. 

JAMES GORDON, 
WRITING-MASTER AND ACCOMPTANT, 

FROM LONDONDERRY, 

TAKES the opportunity to acquaint the public, that as 
he came on redemption, and was disappointed in meeting 
his expected friend, any Gentleman, Merchant, Farmer, 
or other, in any part of the province of Pennsylvania, or 
New-Jersey, that would please to pay his redemption, &c. 
and employ him as a Clerk or School-master, will be ac- 
quainted of further particulars, by applying to Mr. Little, 
Schoolmaster, on Society-Hill, in Front-street, Philadel- 
phia. 

N. B. As the generality of advertisers are pleased to 

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embellish their abilities with the most exalted encomiums, 
the above Gordon, as to that point inclines to be silent, 
only, that by his behaviour, method of teaching, (or clerk- 
manship) and assiduity, flatters himself of meriting the 
kind approbation of any employer. The Pennsylvania 
Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 41, August 3, 
1772. 

To BE RUN FOR, 
Over the Course at Powle's-Hook, some Time in 

September next, 

A PURSE OF FIFTY POUNDS, or upwards, free for any 
Horse, Mare or Gelding not full blood. The New-York 
Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1529, August 3, 
1772. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 

On Thursday the 24th Day of September next, on the 
Premises, or any Time before at private Sale, 

THAT pleasant situated House and Lot of Ground at 
Newark, on Passaick River, belonging to John "Low, 
Esq ; now occupied by Mr. Anthony Rutgers, and opposite 
Capt. Kennedy's. 1 The House is built of Stone, 56 Feet 
front, and 36 Feet deep, two and a half Stories high, the 
Walls as substantial as can be made, two Rooms on the 
lower Floor, one large Stone Cellar, one do. for Provis- 
ions and Liquors, one small do. for a Dairy, all on the 
lowest Floor ; the second Floor enters with one Step from 
the Garden, and has four Rooms on it, in each Room, a 
Fire-place; a large Entry, in the upper half Story are 
three Bed Rooms, a large Garret, and an upper Loft; a 
large Stone Kitchen at one End of the House, with Lodg- 
ings for Servants; a Poultry Yard and House, &c. a 

*Now Intersected by Fourth avenue, Broad street, etc,, in the city of 
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large Garden very level, that joins the Poultry Yard, and 
contains a great Variety of grafted Fruit Trees of the 
best Kind. The Lot contains about twenty-two and an 
half acres, about twelve acres of which is an orchard of 
many grafted Apple Trees, and is remarkable for making 
the best of Cyder, 200 Barrels having been made in a 
plentiful Year; also a Piece of mowing Ground which is 
very good. There is likewise another Stone House on 
the same Lot of Ground, about ten Rods from the large 
House: It has four Rooms on a Floor, and four Fire- 
places, a good Garden with several Fruit Trees, a Dock 
or Wharf before the large House, a Mill-Brook runs near 
the House through a Marsh, where a Dock may be made 
at a small Expence, so that three or four Boats may load 
at a Time; Staves and Timber of all Sorts comes from 
the back Parts of the Country and down the River, which 
makes it very convenient for a Merchant or Store-keeper ; 
also a Store-house 42 Feet long, and 28 Feet wide, two 
Stories high, a Boat may load and unload along side the 
Store; a Barn that can stable eight Horses a Chair or 
Coach-house, a fine Spring of Water, a Well near the 
Kitchen, and another Well which is fed by a Spring at 
a small Distance from the House; plenty of Fish and 
Fowl in their Season, Oysters and Fish are frequently 
brought to the Door for Sale, and Boats go from said 
Dock to New- York almost every Day and return the next : 
It is only 9 Miles from Powles-Hook Ferry. The Whole 
will be sold together or separate, as may best suit the 
Purchasers. For further Particulars enquire of John Low, 
on the Premises, or Abraham Duryee, in New- York. 

THE Trustees of Queen's College, in New- Jersey, are 
desired to take Notice, That a Meeting of the said 
Trustees is appointed to be held at New-Brunswick, on 



212 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Monday the 7th Day of September next, at which Meet- 
ing their punctual Attendance is desired. 
By Order, 

JACOB R. HARDENBERGH, Clerk. 
The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1084, August 3, 1772. 

This is to give notice to the creditors of Benjamin Ong, 
that pursuant to the Act of Assembly for the Relief of 
Insolvent Debtors, he intends to petition to the Court of 
Quarter Sessions, for the county of Burlington, which 
petition has been signed by two thirds of his creditors in 
value; which Court is to be held at Burlington, on the 
second Tuesday in August next. Therefore his creditors 
are desired to shew cause, if any they have, why an as- 
signment of said Ong's estate should not be made, and 
his body discharged from confinement. 

July n, 1772 Benjamin Ong. 

Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2276, August 5, 1772. 

FOUR DOLLARS Reward 

STRAYED or STOLEN from the subscriber, living near 
Elizabeth-Town, in East New- Jersey, a large light bay 
MARE, near 15 hands high, trots well, paces a good travel, 
has a brand on the near shoulder, the letters not plain, a 
star in her forehead, a short dock, and high hips, a large 
breast, and carries well. She was missed on Tuesday 
night, the 28th instant. Whoever takes up the said mare, 
and gives notice to the owner, shall, for their trouble, have 
the above reward. 

July 30, 1772 JOHN POTTER 

Cornwall, near Pitts-town, in West New-Jersey, 

July 27, 1772. 
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the Assignees, at Philadelphia, for his estate, assigned 
over to them, for the benefit and use of his creditors, in 
general, the i6th of February, 1767, has not, by some of 
them, and some of his creditors, been fulfilled and com- 
plied with on their parts. This is therefore to give notice, 
to all his creditors, whom it may concern, that he intends 
to apply to the General Assembly of this province, New- 
Jersey (at their next sitting at Perth- Amboy, which com- 
mences the i Qth day of August next) for a general dis- 
charge from all debts, contracted by him before the date 
of the abovesaid assignment. 

RICHARD STEVENS 

Salem, July 28, 1772. 

By virtue of several writs to me directed, will be ex- 
posed to sale, agreeable to adjournment, on the premises, 
the 1 2th day of September next, a valuable tract of land, 
late the property of John Ray, supposed to contain 300 
acres, with two dwelling-houses thereon, a good saw-mill, 
with an excellent stream of water, situated within 2 miles 
of the Glass-house, and 3 miles to a navigable landing on 
Alloway's Creek; taken in execution, and to be sold by 
JOSEPH BURROUGHS, late Sheriff. 1 

To be SOLD, at the London Coffee-House, in Philadel- 
phia, on Thursday, the 6th of August next, at 12 o' Clock. 

A NEW SCHOONER, double decked, about 80 Tons, with 
her Masts and Bowsprit, as she now lies at Island Beach, 
near Barnegat, or Burning-hole, where she was stranded 
last Saturday, in a Gale of Wind. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2276, August 5, 1772. 

FORTY SHILLINGS Reward. 
RUN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Salem, West 



Joseph Burroughs was commissioned High Sheriff of Salem county 
January 29, 1760, and July 11, 1768. He was commissioned Coroner of 
said county Jan. 20, ]764, and justice of the peace Jan. 26, 1776. 



214 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

New-Jersey, a certain Irish servant man named MICHAEL 
WHEALON, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, had on when 
he went away, a Sailors blue jacket, blue plush breeches, 
white shirt, a new felt hat, and sundry other cloaths un- 
known. Whoever takes up said servant and confines him 
in any of his Majesty's goals, shall receive the above re- 
ward, and reasonable charges paid by CURTIS TRENCH- 
ARD. The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1548, August 5, 1772. 

New York, August 4, 1772. NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN, 
That the few Tickets of the Second New Castle Lottery, 
that are unsold, will be disposed of at Powles Hook, from 
Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, 'till Six, of every After- 
noon, Sundays excepted, 'till the Sale is completed, where 
a Person will attend for that Purpose. . . . The New- 
York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1530, Au- 
gust 10, 1772. 



NEW-JERSEY, t ss. T)URSUANT to an Order of the 
JL Honourable the Judges of the 

Inferior Court of Common Pleas, lately held at Freehold, 
in and for the County of Monmouth, Notice is hereby 
given to the Creditors of Ann Robins, John Wood, and 
David Dayton, three insolvent Debtors, now confined in 
the common Goal of the said County of Monmouth, that 
they be and appear before John Anderson, John Taylor 
and James Lawrence, Esqrs, Judges of the said Court, or 
any two of them, on Monday the 7th Day of September 
next, at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon of the said Day, 
to shew Cause, if any they have, on that Day, why an 
Assignment of the said insolvent Debtors Estate should 
not be made, and they be discharged from their Confine- 
ment, agreeable to the Directions of an Act of Assembly 



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of the Province of New-Jersey, in such Case lately made 
and provided. 

TAKEN up on Saturday the first of August, without 
Sandy-Hook, a Fishing Canoe. Whoever proves the 
same to be their Property, paying the Charges and Sal- 
vage, may have her again by applying to the Subscriber 

JOSEPH RIGGS. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1085, August 10, 1772. 

Blue Rocks, June 13, 1772. 
THREE POUNDS Reward, 

RUN AWAY from ALEXANDER ALLISON, a servant man 
named RICHARD HENDMAN, about five feet eight or nine 
inches high, dark hair, has a pearl on one eye, down look, 
and a mole on his left cheek, and had an iron collar about 
his neck : Had on, an old fine hat, with two holes, mended 
with pieces of another hat, one of the holes about the big- 
ness of a penny, the other hole the bigness of a swan shot ; 
his other cloaths were, a blanket coat, coarse shirt and 
trowsers, and old shoes, without buckles. Whoever takes 
up and secures said servant, in any goal, so that his mas- 
ter may have him again, shall receive the above reward 
and all reasonable charges paid by ALEXANDER ALLISON, 
or SAMUEL CHESNUT, living at the Pennsylvania Farmer, 
in Second-street, Philadelphia. 

As it is supposed he is gone towards Philadelphia, all 
masters of vessels and others are requested to secure him, 
and such that are not so well disposed, are warned not to 
carry him off at their peril. 

RUN AWAY from Etna Furnace, New Jersey, a servant 
boy, named James Lee, by trade a nailor, about 19 years 
old, 5 feet high, spare made, dark complexion, and has 



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an impediment in his speech : Had on a blue coatee, with 
metal buttons, new brass buckles in his shoes, and ozen- 
burg trowsers. He was seen in Philadelphia the i6th 
inst. Whoever secures said servant, so that his master 
may have him again, (in any goal or workhouse in this 
province,) shall receive FORTY SHILLINGS reward, paid by 

CHARLES READ. 1 

JOHN GRAHAM, of Salem, in West Jersey, Shopkeeper, 
having assigned over to CLEMENT BIDDLE, JOHN FIELD, 
and WILSON and PATTERSON, his effects and debts, for 
the use of his creditors, &c. as by the said assignment 
mentioned, such persons as are indebted to him are de- 
sired to pay the same to us ; and those who have any de- 
mands against him, are desired to furnish us with them. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

STRAYED or STOLEN out of the pasture of the sub- 
scriber, in the cky cf Burlington, on the night of the /th 
instant, a likely bay MARE, between 14 and 15 hands high, 
with a black mane, and short switch tail, a large white 
blaze, one or two white feet, about six or seven years old, 
paces, trots and canters well, and is easily made to change 
either. Forty Shillings reward will be given, and reason- 
able charges, to any person, that will bring her home, if 
strayed ; or Five Pounds for the mare and apprehending 
the thief, on his conviction. 

JAMES KiNSEY. 1 

STOLEN out of the pasture of the subscriber, living at 
Mantua-creek Bridge, in Deptford township, Gloucester 
county, a black MARE, 10 years old, about 14 hands high, 
a star in her forehead, one of her hind feet white, and is 
a natural pacer. Whoever takes up and secures said mare 

x For notices of Charles Read, see N. J. Archives, 9: 151; 10: 426. 
VFor notices of James Kinsey, see N. J. Archives. 12: 636-8; 20: 237. 



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and thief, so that the owner may have the mare again, and 
the thief be brought to justice, shall have FORTY SHIL- 
LINGS reward, or TWENTY SHILLINGS for the mare only, 
and reasonable charges, paid by 

CONSTANTINE LORD. 

Eighth-Month 2, 1772. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2277, August 12, 
1772. 

This Day is Published and to be Sold by 

JOHN DUNLAP, 

PRINTER AND BOOKSELLER, 

In MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA, 

Beautifully printed on a fine American Paper, and with 

elegant Types; 

POEMS 

ON 
SEVERAL OCCASIONS, 

WITH 
SOME OTHER COMPOSITIONS. 

BY NATHANIEL EVANS, A. M. 1 

Late MISSIONARY (appointed by the SOCIETY for PROPA- 
GATING the GOSPEL) for GLOUCESTER COUNTY, in 
NEW-JERSEY; and CHAPLAIN to the LORD VISCOUNT 
KILMOREY of the KINGDOM of IRELAND. 
*%* The Subscribers for this Work are requested to 
apply at the above place for their Copies : And those who 
design to become purchasers, are entreated to apply speed- 
ily, as there are but few copies thrown off above those 
subscribed for; and their names will be printed in the 
List of Subscribers to the Second Edition. The Pennsyl- 
vania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 43, August 
17^772. 

Tor notices of the Rev. Nathaniel Evans, see N. J. Archives, 25: 121, 
482. 



2l8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Mr. GAINE, 

Please to insert the inclosed in your next Monday's 
Gazette, and you will greatly oblige your Customers in 
Elizabeth Town. 

AT a Meeting of the Merchants, Traders, and others, 
Inhabitants of Elizabeth-Town, taking into Consid- 
eration the ultimate Determination of the Majority of the 
Members of the Chamber of Commerce in New- York, of 
the 3d of March, 1772, respecting the Members of that 
Board taking JERSEY Money at a less Value than it doth, 
and hath a long Time passed current for in the Eastern 
Division of New-Jersey; which we think may be very 
injurious to the Inhabitants of the said Eastern Division; 
and being also of Opinion, that it hath not been of any 
Disadvantage to the Merchants of New- York do there- 
fore in Justice to ourselves, think ourselves, bound so far 
at least to counteract the said Determination, as not to 
trade or have any Dealings with any Merchants or others, 
who shall adhefe to and act in Pursuance of the said De- 
termination. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly 
Mercury, No. 1086, August 17, 1772. 

To be SOLD by PUBLIC VENDUE, on Wednesday, the 
3Oth of September next, at 7 o'clock in the evening, at 
the house of Mr. William Hick, the sign of the College, 
in Princetown, being the day of the annual Commence- 
ment at Nassau-hall. 

A VERY valuable plantation, situated within one mile 
of Princetown College, containing 116 acres, 25 whereof 
is good meadow, and 1 1 acres of choice woodland ; there 
is on said plantation a new and elegant dwelling house, 
which, with the other buildings are 70 feet front, and 30 
feet deep; an extraordinary good barn, 40 feet square; 
a fine spring and milk-house, within a few yards of the 
mansion house; a large pailed garden, and good bearing 



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orchard. Conditions will be made known, and attendance 
given, at the time and place of sale, by 

WILLIAM COATS 

N. B. Any person inclining to view the premises, are 
desired to apply to Mr. William Hick, or Mr. Joseph 
Horner, at Prince-town. 

New- Jersey , Gloucester County, August 15, 1772 
WHEREAS the subscriber, living in Water ford town- 
ship, in the said county, did execute one bond or obliga- 
tion (bearing date the 5th day of March last) unto a cer- 
tain Thomas Ring, for the sum of Thirteen Pounds, pay- 
able on the 5th day of this present month. And whereas 
the said Thomas Ring, shortly after execution of the said 
bond, did assign the same unto Francis Wilson, of the 
township and county aforesaid, Innholder. The sub- 
scriber hereby cautioneth all persons not to take any as- 
signment of the said bond, from the said Francis Wilson, 
as he, the subscriber, is determined not to pay the said 
bond, unless compelled thereunto by due course of Law, 
as the said bond was fraudulently obtained from the sub- 
scriber, JAMES GILL 

Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, August 5, 1772. 
WHEREAS EZEKIEL JOB, a prisoner, now in the county 
goal, at Trenton, in and for the county of Hunterdon, for 
debt, at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, held at 
Trenton, and for the county of Hunterdon aforesaid, in 
the term of August, 1772, preferred a petition to the said 
Court, signed by two thirds of his creditors, in value, 
praying to be admitted to the benefit of an Act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, entituled, 
An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and at the 
same time, gave into the said Court, a true inventory of 



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his estate, and a list of his debts, and took the oath, and) 
all other things required by the said Act; and the said 
Court then and there appointed the i$th day of Septem- 
ber next, for the Creditors of the said Ezekiel Job, to ap- 
pear before William Clayton, Esq; and Micajah How, 
Esq; two of his Majesty's Judges of the said Court, at 
Trenton aforesaid, to shew cause, if any they have, why 
the said Ezekiel Job should not be discharged from his 
confinement, pursuant to the aforesaid Act of Assembly. 

EZEKIEL JOB 

Burlington, August 13, 1772. 

WHEREAS Moses Wood, Benjamin Ong and Jacob 
Morris, Prisoners now in the Goal of Burlington, having 
at the last Inferior Court of Common Pleas, held for the 
County of Burlington, petitioned the Judges of the said 
Court for the Benefit of the Insolvent Act, and taken the 
Qualification prescribed by Law, the Court having ap- 
pointed for the Creditors to meet on the i6th Day of Sep- 
tember next, at 3 o' Clock in the Afternoon of said Day, 
at the Court-house in Burlington; all Persons concerned 
are desired to meet at the Day and Place above mentioned, 
to shew Cause, if any they have, why an Assignment of 
said Debtors Estates should not be made, and their Bodies 
discharged from Confinement. MOSES WOOD, BENJAMIN 
ONG, JACOB MORRIS. 

To the PUBLIC 

WHEREAS the Subscriber intends some alterations in 
the course of his STAGE WAGGON'S progress to Philadel- 
phia; he returns his hearty thanks to his Friends and kind 
Customers for the encouragement they have given to his 
STAGE, and begs the continuance of their favours. The 
Stage will set out on Mondays, from the house of Mr. 
Seth Bowen, Innkeeper, in Greenwich, which house the 



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Subscriber has rented, and proceed from thence to the 
town of Salem, and will put up at the house of Joseph 
Burrows, Esq; where orders are taken for said Stage: 
The Stage sets out every Tuesday morning at sun-rise, 
from Salem, proceeds to Mr. William Cooper's Ferry, and 
then crosses to the New Ferry-House, the corner of Arch- 
street, in Philadelphia; He returns on Thursdays, as for- 
merly, to the town of Salem, and on Friday morning re- 
turns home to Greenwich as aforesaid. Gentlemen and 
Ladies, that will please to favour him with their company 
or orders, will be treated with the utmost respect and 
gratitude, by their humble servant. 

MICHAEL LEE 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2278, August 19, 
1772. 

EDWARD POLE, 

Has lately removed his GROCERY STORE into Second-street, 
between Market and Chestnut streets, a few doors be- 
low Captain Rankin's, Philadelphia, where he has for 
sale, 

. . . FISHING TACKLE j Of all sorts, for use of either 
sea or river, viz. Fishing rods of various kinds, best 
Kerby and common hooks of all sizes, artificial flies, 
wheels, silk, hair and trolling lines of every kind, length, 
and degree of goodness, deepseas, casting, minnow and 
scoop nets, swivels for lines, hooks ready hung on silk, 
hair, Indian grass, &c. the best kind of fish-hooks, made 
by ROBERT CARTER, fish-hook maker, from Trenton. . . . 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, 
No. 294, August 22-29, I 77 2 - 

New-York, August 24. On Tuesday last, from the 
melancholly Accident of a Fall from a Carriage, died sud- 
denly Mrs. K. Eckley, the valuable Consort of Thomas 



222 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Eckley, Esq; of Hanover, New-Jersey, to the inexpres- 
sible Grief of a respectable Family, and universal Regret 
of all who had the Happiness of her Acquaintance, or had 
heard of her Virtues and Merit. She was indeed a Lady 
of superior Accomplishments : The affectionate Wife, 
the tender Mother, the indulgent Mistress, the warm and 
benevolent Friend, formed the most striking Lines of her 
Character; but, as her crowning Excellence, through her 
whole Life and Conduct, shone with distinguished Lustre, 
the sincere, the rational Christian. 

[Late last Night we received the following, with a 
Desire that it should be published as early as possible; 
we have, therefore, to gratify our Readers, been obliged 
to omit several Pieces, &c. we had composed for this 
Day's Paper, to make Room for it.] 

PERTH-AMBOY, August 22, 1772. 

Thursday last the General Assembly of the Province 
of New- Jersey,, met in this City, when his Excellency 
Governor Franklin, was pleased to open the Session with 
the following Speech : 

Gentlemen of the Council, and 

Gentlemen of the General Assembly, 

It affords me particular pleasure to have it in my power, 
at the opening of this Session, to congratulate you on the 
addition which, by his Majesty's gracious allowance, has 
been made to the number of Representatives of the good 
people of this province. An event at which I the more 
rejoice, as I flatter myself it will be a means of uniting 
all the parts of the colony, in promoting many schemes of 
public utility, which have hitherto been too much neglect- 
ed A fatal sentiment has long unhappily prevailed in 
this province, that every measure which must be attended 
with expence, and has not a tendency to benefit every part 
of the province equally, ought not to be adopted by the 



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Legislature. It is, however, scarcely possible to contrive 
any scheme for the public advantage, which can have so 
extensive an effect. In the nature of things, some situa- 
tions must be more immediately benefited than others; 
yet whatever procures an advantage to any part of the 
province, which it did not enjoy before, is ultimately a 
benefit to the whole. For want of a due attention to this 
truth, this province, which has equal natural advantages 
with any of the neighbouring colonies, is, though one of 
the most ancient, shamefully behind all the others in its 
trade, roads, bridges, public buildings, and such other 
improvements as denote a sensible and spirited people; 
Every unnecessary expence should indeed be carefully 
avoided, but it is neither consulting the interest nor rep- 
utation of the province to decline any expence which the 
public good does at any time require. 

Gentlemen of the General Assembly, 

In the year 1765, the Assembly thought proper, on my 
recommendation, to grant a bounty upon the raising of 
flax and hemp, and planting of mulberry trees in this col- 
ony, for raising of raw silk. The bounty on the two first 
articles has, I am told, been productive of very good ef- 
fects; but the bounty on the latter has, I believe, never 
been applied for, owing to the people not being, till lately, 
sensible of the advantages which might accrue to them 
from the culture of silk. From the success of the trials 
which were made last year in this colony and Pennsyl- 
vania (a particular account of which is printed in the 
minutes of the Assembly) there can be no doubt but that 
it would be greatly to the interest of the province to en- 
courage the raising of that article: I cannot therefore 
but recommend it as a matter worthy of your particular 
attention ; and, for the same reason, I must like-wise re- 
quest that you would continue the bounty on flax and 



224 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

hemp, which is near expiring, and grant others on the 
making of wines and potash in this colony. 

In providing for the support of government, I would 
wish you to consider how greatly inadequate the usual 
salaries allowed the public officers of this province are to 
the encreased expences of living, and to the encreased 
abilities of the inhabitants, since the time they were first 
established. An ill judged parsimony has hitherto pre- 
vailed in this respect; but I should think myself wanting 
in real regard to the province, if I did not warn you at 
this time against a conduct, the continuance of which will 
most probably be found to be as impolitic as it is unbe- 
coming the honour of the province you represent. On 
this head I am to inform you, that it has been signified to 
me, that the Chief Justice having been under a necessity 
of representing the insufficiency of his support to the 
King, His Majesty has been graciously pleased to give 
him an adequate salary, which mark of his Majesty's at- 
tention to the (tygnity and independence of that Officer, it 
is hoped will give great satisfaction; and as it is his Maj- 
esty's pleasure that he should no longer accept any allow- 
ance from the Assembly, the province will be relieved from 
any further expence on account of that establishment. 

Gentlemen of the Council, and 

Gentlemen of the General Assembly, 
I have now only to express my wishes, that an uninter- 
rupted harmony and good understanding may prevail in 
all your deliberations for the public welfare, and to assure 
you that you shall ever find me ready to exert myself to 
the utmost in whatever may best promote the true inter- 
est of this colony. WM. FRANKLIN. 
Council-Chamber, 
August 20, 1772. 

The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, 
No. 1532, August 24, 1772. 



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PERTH-AMBOY, August 26 

To his Excellency WILLIAM FRANKLIN, Esq; Captain- 
General, and Governor in Chief, in and over the Colony 
of NEW-JERSEY, and territories thereon depending, in 
America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral in the same 

The HUMBLE ADDRESS of the REPRESENTATIVES of the 
said Colony, in General Assembly met. 

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, truly sensible of the advantages result- 
ing to the good people of the colony, by his Majesty's 
gracious allowance of the act for enlarging the number 
of the Representatives, receive your Excellency's congrat- 
ulations with great pleasure, and rejoice at this fresh in- 
stance of the King's paternal regard to us. Whenever any 
schemes are recommended to the House, the utility of 
which appears more than adequate to the charge of an 
experiment, and such as the ability of the colony will ad- 
mit of, we hope your Excellency will find the present As- 
sembly ever ready to consult the true interest of the col- 
ony, and to exert themselves in supporting every salutary 
measure. Fully determined to consider the general wel- 
fare of the colony, without injurious attachments to any 
part, the fatal sentiment which your Excellency is pleased 
to say hath too much prevailed in the province, we think 
will find no place in our house: And we flatter ourselves, 
that our future conduct will evince our inclinations to be 
correspondent with our present profession. 

As the act mentioned by your Excellency to have passed 
the Legislature for the raising a bounty on flax, hemp, 
and mulberry trees, as far as it regards the two first, which 
we conceive to be the most material objects of our notice 
and encouragement, will not expire until the end of the 

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NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 



Session of Assembly to be held after October next, we 
think it unnecessary at this time to bestow our attention 
on it, but must leave it to the care of a future session, and 
as the bounty on the last, hath never been applied for, we 
apprehend no detriment will likely ensue to the colony, 
by postponing it at least for the present. Whether the 
province is in such a situation, as to enlarge the number 
of our bounties, we have not formed an opinion, but will 
take the same into our deliberation. 

When we consider the small extent of our colony, that 
we are behind all others in trade, and so deficient in the 
principal source from whence opulence is derived When 
we consider that almost every officer here is dependant 
on the will and pleasure of the Crown (though the good- 
ness and regard we have experienced from our present 
most gracious Sovereign induces us to hope that such 
power will not be exerted to the disadvantage of the col- 
ony) we cannot agree with your Excellency, that the 
salaries of the* officers of this government are greatly in- 
adequate to the purposes for which they were given : 
Some, we imagine, equal to the dignity of the station, and 
others proportionate to the interest we have in them. 

Warmly attached to the august Monarch, who presides 
over us by affection as well as principle; conscious of the 
excellency of the institution, under which we in part enjoy 
the liberty and privileges of British subjects; and earn- 
estly solicitous to preserve all unaffected and unprejudiced 
we trust your Excellency will find us not only chear- 
fully disposed to shew our gratitude and loyalty to the 
one, but also fully determined to pay a proper attention, 
and carefully to maintain ourselves in the other. 

We heartily rejoice to find your Excellency possessed 
of the importance of the harmony you so kindly wish, and 
as we are fully resolved to take every method to cultivate 
a good understanding between the several branches of the 



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Legislature, so we hope we shall find each ready to concur 
with us in the adoption of every salutary measure to pre- 
serve what appears so necessary to the welfare of the peo- 
ple we represent; and at the same time that we sincerely 
thank your Excellency for the assurance, that we shall 
find you ready to exert yourself to the utmost in what- 
ever may promote the true interest of the colony, we do 
assure you, that you will always find us disposed to sup- 
port the government with honour, whilst the methods, 
naturally to be expected from that inclination, are con- 
tinued to obtain the regard and affection of the people. 
By order of the House, 

CORT. SKINNER, Speaker. 
House of Assembly, Aug. 26, 1772. 

The GOVERNOR'S REPLY to the above ADDRESS 
GENTLEMEN, 

/ am glad to find you so truly sensible of his Majesty's 
goodness in allowing an additional number of Represent- 
atives. 

If any of the schemes which I have recommended to 
your House are either not adequate to the charge of an 
experiment, or beyond the ability of the colony, you are 
certainly right in rejecting them. I did Hatter myself, in- 
deed, that the encouragement of trade, the making of 
roads, the erecting of bridges, and suitable public build- 
ings, and the granting bounties to promote the raising of 
sundry valuable kinds of produce, would at least be deemed 
"salutary measures," worthy of a trial, and within our 
power. The only motive I could have in recommending 
these matters to your attention was the public good; and 
if it is not agreeable to you to adopt all or any of them, I 
have only to say, that I am ready to co-operate with you in 
promoting any others which may be thought more likely 



228 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

to answer that desirable purpose. All I wish is to have the 
province roused, by some means or other, from that lethar- 
gic stupor which has hitherto benumbed its best faculties, 
and prevented it from improving those advantages which 
it has received from God and nature. 

As you acknowledge that you "are behind all others in 
trade, and that trade is the principal source from whence 
opulence is derived/' I shall hope that you will not fail to 
pay due attention to that object. 

This colony is by no means so much inferior to the ad- 
jacent provinces, either in extent or opulence, as is the sup- 
port allowed to the public officers of Government, and they 
hold their commissions by the same or the like tenor in 
this province, as they do in the others: Your assertion, 
therefore, that the "salaries are not inadequate, and that 
you imagine some of them equal to the dignity of the sta- 
tion, and others proportionate to the interest you have in 
them," needs no comment. It is a notorious fact, that 
none of them aff proportionate, to the ability of the prov- 
ince, and that most of them are so extremely low, that they 
would be thought a disgrace to any other colony on the 
continent. However, when I mentioned this subject to 
you in my Speech, it was not so much with an expectation 
of your deviating from the example of your predecessors 
in the Assembly, as to guard against any reflections that 
might hereafter be cast on me, for not having duly ap- 
prised you of the ill consequences which would probably 
ensue, from a continuance of the like conduct. 

Your professions of attachment to his Majesty, and 
your resolution to cultivate a good understanding between 
the several branches of the Legislature, are very commend- 
able. And, as I am convinced, that neither my inclination 
nor endeavours to deserve and "obtain the regard and af- 
fections of the people" will ever be wanting, so I shall rely 
with confidence on your kind assurances, that I shall al- 



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ways find you disposed to support the Government with, 
honour. 

August 26th, 1772. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2281, September 
1772. 

POWLES-HOOK Race. 

To be run for at Powles-Hook, on Thursday the I7th 
day of September next, a purse of FIFTY POUNDS, 
free for any horse, mare, or gelding, full bloods excepted, 
carrying weight for age and blood, the best of three mile 
heats. Four years old, half blood, 7 stone 6 Ib. three 
quarters do. 7 stone 13 Ib. Five years old, half blood, 8 
stone 4 Ib. three quarters do. 8 stone n Ib. Six years 
old, half blood, 9 stone 2 Ib. three quarters do. 9 stone 9 
Ib. Aged, half blood, 9 stone 12 Ib. three quarters do. 10 
stone 5 Ib. Not less than three reputed running horses to 
run for the above purse, and certificates to be produced 
from the breeders, or such as the judges will approve of. 
All horses, &c. to be shewn and entered the day before 
running, at the stand, paying entrance 2:10, or double 
at the post. 

X. B. To prevent disputes, no particle of blood between 
each quarter to be taken notice of; and if bad weather the 
races will be postponed till good. No owners of horses to 
start more than one horse, or to be concerned in any con- 
federacy. 

To be sold, the pleasantly situated HOU'SE at Morris- 
Town, belonging to the estate of Augustine Moore, 
Esq ; deceased ; the house is two stories high, with four 
fire-places, and a kitchen convenient; a barn and good 
garden, with 3 acres and four square rods of land, the 
whole being a young orchard of the best grafted fruit; 
with a variety of the best cherries, plumbs, and peaches. 



23O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Also one other tract of land, containing ten acres and a 
quarter about three quarters of a mile from the court- 
house, situate on the highway at a place commonly call'd 
Jockey Hollow road; a part of which is cleared, and the 
remainder good timber land. For further particulars, en- 
quire of John Chetwood, Esq; of Elizabeth-Town, Will- 
iam Dehart, Esq; of Morris-Town, or Mary Moore, who 
will give an indisputable title for the whole. 

MARY MOORE, the widow of Augustine Moore, Esq; 
late of Morris-Town in New-Jersey, deceased, will 
be much obliged to any person that can give any informa- 
tion of the sum of . 42, supposed to be paid to some Per- 
son on Account of Dr. JOHN TWEEDY, of Rhode-Island, 
in the year 1766. If a reward is required, it will be thank- 
fully paid. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly 
Mercury, No. 1087, August 24, 1772. 

LOST, 

A Very small PINCHBECK WATCH, in a fish-skin case, 
spotted green and white, maker's name, Green, London, 
a black ribbon and key were fixed to it; supposed to be 
dropt at Woodbury, West Jersey, on Thursday last. Who- 
ever brings it to Mr. SAMUEL JEFFERIES, watch-maker, in 
Second-street, Philadelphia, shall receive TWENTY SHIL- 
LINGS reward. If offer'd to sale, all watch-makers and 
others, are requested to stop it. August 26. 

The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1551, August 26, 1772. 

To be LETT 

A Very convenient HOUSE, situate in the town of Glou- 
cester, which is now occupied by Gabriel De Veber, it is 
an excellent stand for a shop, or store, and has been kept 
as such many years, and is very convenient for the recep- 



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tion of both wet and dry goods, being well provided with 
cellars; a salt house, and a large store on a wharff; it is 
very convenient for taking in pork, being within 4 miles 
of Philadelphia, and also in a part of the country, where 
a great quantity of the best pork may be had. Any per- 
son inclining to take the same, may be informed of the 
terms, by applying to 

WILLIAM HUGO. 

Run away from the subscriber, an English servant man, 
named James Johnson, about 5 feet 6 inches high, of a 
swarthy complexion, a little pitted with the small-pox, 
and has black hair; had on, when he went away, a half- 
worn castor hat, 2 jackets, one green, the other red, a 
check shirt, striped ticken trowsers, thread stockings, and 
old calf-skin shoes, with plated buckles. Whoever takes 
up said servant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's 
goals, or delivers him to his master, living at Evesham, in 
Burlington county, shall receive FORTY SHILLINGS re- 
ward, from 

SAMUEL LIPPINCOTT 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2279, August 26, 
1772. 

This is to give NOTICE, that several of the owners and 
possessors of a tract of marsh and swamp, lying in the 
township of Upper Penn's Neck, in the county of Salem, 
intend to apply to the next General Assembly, of the prov- 
ince of New- Jersey, for an Act to empower them to bank 
in the same, from the bank of William Beetle, to John 
Pitman's fast land. 

July 24, 1772. 

Supplement to The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2279. August 26, 1772. 



232 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

RUN- AWAY from the subscriber, living in New-York, 
on Saturday morning the 8th inst. a negro man 
named CATO, of about 22 years old, and about 5 feet 9 
inches high; he is very black, streight, and well lim'd, 
looks grum, speaks pretty good English, a little lisping. 
Three months ago he belonged to Charles looker, 1 of the 
borough of Elizabeth, county of Essex, in the province of 
New-Jersey : It is supposed he is gone that way : Had 
on an ozenbrigs shirt, jacket, and trowsers, a new felt hat, 
shoes and stockings; he likewise took with him an ozen- 
brigs shirt, jacket and trowsers, and almost a new beaver- 
hat, and a blue waistcoat half worn. Whoever takes up 
the said negro man, so that his master may have him 
again, shall receive 2os. reward, if on this island, and 405. 
if taken elsewhere, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

JOHN DE PEYSTER, jun. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1088, August 31, 1772. 

Last, week, two persons blind with cataracts, were 
couched by Dr. Graham, Oculist and Aurist, in this city. 
One of them, a Gentleman advanced in years was 
couched in one eye, but the operation proved ineffectual. 
The other, son of Mr. Thomas Walling of Croswicks, 
in New-Jersey, now at Mr. Allen's nearly opposite the 
Coffee-House, eleven years of age, and who, for upwards 
of three years had been totally blind of both eyes, was in- 
stantly restored to his sight of both. The Pennsylvania 
Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 45, August 31, 
1772. 

NEW-YORK, August 31. Saturday Evening last Major 



'Charles Tooker d. Jan. 15. 1810. in his 66th year, and is buried in 
the old Presbyterian churchyard in Elizabeth. His widow. Mary, d. 
Oct. 14. 1814, aged 63 yrs. Their dau. Ann. wife of Benjamin Marsh, 
is also buried in the same ground, having d. April 8, 1789, in her 19th 
year. 



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233 



Etherington, 2 arrived here from Detroit and Niagara, 
with 6 Companies of the Second Battalion of his Majesty's 
6oth or Royal American Regiment; and we hear a De- 
tachment from the First Battalion of the same Regiment, 
sets out from hence for New-Jersey in a few Days. 

CORTLAND SKINNER, 1 Esq ; is chosen Speaker of the 
General Assembly of New-Jersey. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2280, September 2, 1772. 

The BURLINGTON | ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR 
LORD 1773, Is JUST PUBLISHED, and to be SOLD by 
ISAAC COLLINS, j At his PRINTING-OFFICE in BURLING- 
TON; j CONTAINING, 

Besides the usual Astronomical Calculations, the follow- 
ing entertaining and useful matter, in prose and verse, 



viz. 

A Letter from Lentulus, Gover- 
nor of Jerusalem, to the Sen- 
ate and People of Rome; giv- 
ing a description of the person 
of Christ. 

A letter from Pontius Pilate to 
the Emperor Tiberius, ac- 
quainting him with the life, 
miracles, death and resurrec- 
tion of Jesus Christ. 

On lownging. 
On reputation. 

Dr. Franklin's proposal for safe- 
ty in a thunder gust. 

An account of the extraordinary 
salt mines at Wiliska in Po- 
land, about five leagues from 
Cracow. 



List of his Majesty's council of 
New-Jersey. 

List of the House of Representa- 
tives of New-Jersey. 

List of the Officers of the Court 
of Chancery in New-Jersey. 

List of the Sheriffs of New- Jer- 
sey. 

A table of the value and weight 
of coins. 

Time of holding fairs. 

Time of holding Courts of Chan- 
cery in New-Jersey, and the 
Supreme, and other Courts in 
this and the adjacent provin- 
ces. 

The stated meetings of the east- 
ern and western councils of 
Proprietors. 

2 George Etherington was commissioned Lieutenant in the 62d Regi- 
ment, Feb. 16, 1756; Captain in the 60th, April 17, 1759, and Major, Oct. 
4. 1770. The 60th Regiment served in America, 1758-1773. 

'For notices of Cortlandt Skinner, see N. J. Archives, 9: 449; 2d Series, 
1: 265. 



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[1772 



Of a regimen of health, and of 
temperance and sobriety. 

On conversation. 

On peace. 

On duty. 

The character of a rake, by a 
Lady. 

On pride. 

On Divine love. 

On advice. 

On law. 

A table of interest at six and 
seven per cent. 

A tide table, shewing the time of 
high water at Boston, Rhode- 
Island, Tarpauling Cove, New- 
London, New- York, Elisabeth- 
Town Point, Amboy, Cape- 



Quaker general meetings. 
Distances on post roads, &c. 
Recipe for the heaves or wind- 

brokenness in horses. 
for a sore throat. 
to make plate like new. 
for the bloody flux. 
for a violent cough or cold. 
for the rheumatism. 
a diet drink to clear and cool 

the blood, and correct sharp 

humours. 

for the pleurisy. 
for the itch. 
to make eye-water. 
to prevent corns. 
to cure corns. 
to make cider vinegar. 
to kill rats. 
to keep iron from rust. 
to destroy bugs, &c. &c. 



Henlopen and Reedy-Island. 
%* Said COLLINS performs Printing in its various 
branches, in a neat, correct and expeditious manner, Of 
whom may be had a variety of Books and Stationary, 
Drugs and Medicines. 

GLOUCESTER, August 26th, 1772. 

FOUR DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, on Thursday night 
last, a negro fellow, named Grig; he is about five feet ten 
or eleven inches high, and well set. Had on when he went 
away, a beaver hat, lately dressed, and cock'd with shoe- 
makers ends; a homespun woollen check shirt; a drab 
coloured kersey coattee with wooden buttons, lined with 
striped homespun; tow trowsers; calf skin shoes with 
plated or washed buckles : He also took with him a fine 
white shirt : He had an. iron collar about his neck when 
he went away, but it is supposed it may be taken off. Any 
person that 'will secure said fellow in the Work-house, so 



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that his master may have him again, shall receive the 
above reward, paid by 

JOSEPH HUGO. 

N. B. All persons are forbid to harbour or carry him 
off at their peril. The Pennsylvania Packet, and the Gen- 
eral Advertiser, No. 46, September 7, 1772. 

There are thirty Members of the General Assembly of 
the Province of New-Jersey; all of whom appeared, and 
were qualified the first Day of the Session : They have 
chosen Cortland Skinner, Esq ; their Speaker. The New- 
York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1534, Sep- 
tember 7, 1772. 

The STAGE WAGGON. 

LATELY erected by the subscriber, which he intends to 
keep going between Morris Town, in New-Jersey,' 
and Powles Hook ferry, once every week, will perform 
as follows. To set out from Mr. Samuel Haines's tavern, 
in Morris Town, every Monday, weather permitting, at 
sun-rising, and proceed to Christopher Wood's tavern, in 
Hanover, at which place he will make about a quarter of 
an hour's halt, to take in what passengers may happen to 
be waiting there for him; from thence to Mr. Ellis Cook's 
tavern, 1 where he likewise purposes to halt; and from 

1 The name Bills Cook appears in the records of Morris county at a 
very early date. Mary, wife of Ellis Cooke (so the name is spelled on 
her tombstone in the Hanover graveyard), died April 19, 1754, aged 
thirty-eight years. Ellis Cook Esq'r "dopa'rted this life April 7th, 1797 
In the 66th Year of his Age." Margret Griswould. wife of "Coll. Ellis 
Cooke," died March 15, 1777, aged forty-one years and three months. 
A tombstone was erected in the same graveyard in 1860, by their de- 
scendants, to the memory of "Ellis Cook, a Captain in the Revolution- 
ary Army who died A. D. 1832, and of Isabella Cook, his wife who died 
A. D. 1825." According to local tradition, Ellis Cook was the "original 
blacksmith" of Whippanong township, whose shop occupied the site of 
the old Academy. In 1772, Ellis Cook kept a tavern in Hanover. The 
foregoing are evidently of three generations. During the Revolutionary 
period, Ellis Cook was very prominent in public affairs. He was elected 
a member of the Committee of Observation of Morris county, January 
9, 1775, and on May 1 he was elected one of the delegates for said 
county, they being vested with power of legislation, and to raise men, 
money and arms for the common defense. He served as a member of 
the Provincial Congress in May, June, August and October, from Mor- . 
ris county, and was a member of the Committee of Safety which sat 



236 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

thence to Mr. Munn's, at Newark Mountains; and to 
halt there for the same purpose; then proceed to Powles 
Hook ferry. All of which he can perform in the same 
day with ease, and to return the next, and be at Morris 
Town that night. The fare for a passenger is half a dol- 
lar going, and half a dollar coming, and at the rate of four 
shillings per hundred weight, for any kind of lumber or 
produce, suitable for a stage to carry; and as this is evi- 
dently a cheaper conveyance than can be had for the coun- 
try people and their produce, to New- York he flatters him- 
self with such encouragement as shall enable him to keep 
it going, and which will be thankfully acknowledged by 
the public's very humble servant. 

DANIEL BURNETT. 

PRINCETON, NEW-JERSEY, Aug. 22. 
From the uncertainty that some persons appear to be 
in, Whether the fixed Day for the ANNUAL COMMENCE- 
MENT here, is me fourth or the last Wednesday of Sep- 
tember, it has become necessary to inform the publick, 
that it is always the last Wednesday, which indeed gener- 
ally happens to be the fourth, but this year is the fifth 
Wednesday, and the last day of the month, when it will 
be held as usual. On the Monday preceeding will be the 
public examination of the Grammar School, in presence 
of the Trustees and Faculty of the College, and such Min- 
isters and Gentlemen as please to attend. The senior class 

at New Brunswick from January 10 to March 2, 1776. At a meeting of 
the Committee of Safety on January 13, 1776, the Committee of Morris 
county applied to have Ellis Cook commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of 
the Eastern Regiment of Militia in that county, and a commission waa 
ordered to be issued to him accordingly. The Provincial Congress, 
which sat at New Brunswick in February and March of the same year, 
ordered that 1. 6s. 8d. be paid to Ellis Cook, Esquire, in full of his 
account for removing the records in the Surveyor-General's office at 
Perth Amboy to New Brunswick. He was a member of the Provincial 
Congress of New Jersey which met at Burlington June 10. 1776, and 
which adopted the Constitution of New Jersey, July 2, 1776. On July 18, 
1776, he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the battalion to be raised 
in Morris counuty. He was elected a member of the Assembly for Mor- 
ris county in the years 1776, 1777, 1779, 1781-1792. and was appointed 
one of the Judges of the Morris county courts, 1793-1795. 



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in the school will be then tried for admission to the fresh- 
man class in College, and it would be very agreeable if 
those from other schools, to whom it is any way conve- 
nient, and who intend to enter the freshman class, would 
come and be admitted at the same time. The day follow- 
ing, viz, Tuesday the 29th, is to be wholly spent in a vol- 
untary competition for prizes, open to all the under grad- 
uates, on the following subjects. I. Reading English 
with propriety and grace, and answering questions on the 
construction, orthography and punctuation of the lan- 
guage; the excellencies of reading to be clear and dis- 
tinct articulation just and natural tone, without either 
the theatrical rant on the one hand, or any whining ca- 
dence on the other due regard to the pauses and stops, 
and attention to the accent in words and the emphasis in 
sentences. 2. Reading Latin and Greek with all the same 
properties as reading English, and with particular atten- 
tion to true quantity. 3. Writing a Latin version. 4. 
Speaking Latin. 5. Pronouncing an English oration. 
There are to be three prizes on each subject, if a sufficient 
number of candidates appear, to consist of the best Eng- 
lish authors in prose and poetry, neatly bound, to the 
value of 3!. 2!. and il. proclamation money; the superi- 
ority to be determined by a jury of some persons for each 
branch. 

A gentleman of Pennsylvania has also given two prizes 
to be confined to the freshman class : These are to be be- 
stowed, the one on the boy who shall shew himself best 
acquainted with Latin Grammar, and the other for the 
like superiority in English Grammar. 

Saturday last Charles O'Brien, a Lad about n Years 
old, Son of Mr. O'Brien, of this City, Schoolmaster, fell 
from on board a Boat in Second River, near Newark, and 
was drowned, as he did not appear above Water after he 



NENV JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

fell in. The Boat sailed from hence about 9 o' Clock the 
same Morning. 

THE managers of the lottery for the benefit of Christ 
Church, in New-Brunswick, have the pleasure to 
acquaint the public, that they have met with such success 
in the sale of their tickets, that they propose to begin 
drawing about the time proposed in the scheme, under the 
inspection of Walter Livingston, Barnardus Lagrange, 
John Dennis, James Hude, Esqrs, Messrs. Dirck Van 
Veghten, and Hendrick Van Dursen, who are to be under 
oath for the faithful performance of the trust reposed in 
them. 

A few of the remaining tickets may still be had of the 
managers, if speedily applied for. The New-York Ga- 
zette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1089, September 7, 
1772. 

To be SOLD, or LETT, 

A PLANTATION, situate in Waterford township, Glou- 
cester county, West New- Jersey, about six miles from 
Philadelphia, containing 250 acres, one half cleared, the 
rest well timbered, bounded by Penshawkin creek, about 
a mile above the Bridge, and by land of Joseph Armstrong, 
the Widow Hoster and others, there is on the place a 
good stone house, two stories high, two rooms on a floor, 
a stone kitchen, and a well of good water at the door, 1 1 
acres of drain meadow, and as many more may be made, 
a frame barn, and stables, an orchard of 200 apple-trees 
and other fruit trees; it is very convenient to mill and 
market. Time will be given for the payment of one half 
the purchase money; for further particulars, enquire of 
Mr. SAMUEL COOPER, at the Ferry, or of ROBERT TOW- 
ERS, in Market-street, Philadelphia. 

Manufactured by JOHN ZANE, at TRENTON, Of the 



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most approved IRON, and now on Hand, to be disposed 
of by JOHN PEMBERTON in Philadelphia A QUANTITY 
of STEEL, supposed to exceed former Parcels in Good- 
ness. 1 

Gloucester, New- Jersey, September i, 1772. 
Were committed to my custody two men, one on sus- 
picion of being a runaway servant, and calls himself JOHN 
HANDLIN, about 30 years of age; a short well set fellow, 
of a dark complexion, and black curled hair; had on, when 
committed, a pair of new shoes, coarse shirt and trowsers, 
striped jacket, without sleeves, and old felt hat, and says 
he was born in Ireland. Likewise a Negroe man, says he 
belongs to BENJAMIN CLARK, in Hanover township, Lan- 
caster county, calls himself ANTHONY WELSH, and says 
he was born in Burlington, in the Jerseys. This is there- 
fore to desire their masters or mistresses, if any they have, 
to come -within three weeks from this date, pay charges, 
and take them away, or they will be sold out for the same, 

~y me > RICHARD JOHNSON, Coaler. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2281, September 9, 
1772. 

FIVE POUNDS Reward. 
WHEREAS PETER GUIRE, and JOHN BERRY, did on or 

ir rhe iron industry was established at Trenton about 1723, a tract 
of thirty acres being laid out in that year on both sides of me Assun 
ping, for "the use and service of a forge or iron works." The forge 
was erected on the north side of the brook, and by 1729 there was 
quite a complete plant, including a dam, coal-houses, and other build- 
ings and conveniences for making bar-iron. The coal (charcoal) was 
made in and carter from the neighboring forests. The pig metal was 
brought down the Delaware river from mines mostly if not entirely in 
Pennsylvania. The enterprise seems to have been quite successful, 
and in 1730 the company added nearly eleven acres to their tract, 
the addition being also on the Assun pink. 

In 1732 Isaac Harrow, a blacksmith, from England, residing in 
Trenton, set up a planing and plate mill, on the south side of Petty's 
run (near the present State House), where he made frying pans, 
chafing dishes, axes, shovels, saws, etc. Harrow died in 1741, and in 
1745 his property was sold to Benjamin Yard. In 1750 he had a plating 
mill in operation, and "one Furnis for making Steel," which, however, 
was not then in operation, the manufacture of steel being prohibited 
in that year by the British Parliament. It Is believed that Benjamin 
Yard was the first steel manufacturer in New Jersey, if not in 
America. 



240 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

about the i8th or 2Oth of August last, put on board the 
shallop of the subscriber, laying at George Rowan's wharf, 
and bound to Cape-May, Two Bundles of Furs, which 
they intended to have landed at New-Castle, Wilmington, 
or Hamburgh ; and whereas, from the evidence of a cer- 
tain Betty M'Call, now in the goal of this city, there is 
reason to suspect, these two men have stolen the skins 
from Edward Batchelor : These are therefore to request 
the assistance of his Majesty's good subjects in the detec- 
tion of these villains, that they may be brought to justice, 
and receive the reward they so much merit. The said 
PETER GUIRE is a middle size man, about 5 feet 6 inches 
high : Had on, a dark brown coat, half wore, and a 
slouched hat. JOHN BERRY is about 5 feet 5 inches high : 
Had on, a light coloured short jacket and trowsers, with 
clouded blue and white stockings. Whoever secures either 
or both of these two men, shall receive the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, from ROBERT CARR, opposite the 
Salutation, in Water street. September 9. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1553. September 9, 1772. 

NEW- YORK, September 10. Since our last 6 Com- 
panies of his Majesty's 6oth or Royal American Regi- 
ment, embarked here for Elizabeth Town, Amboy, and 
Xew Brunswick, in New Jersey. 

THE Gentlemen interested in the sale of the second 
New-Castle LOTTERY TICKETS, were encouraged from the 
Advice they received from the most of the Persons en- 
trusted with the Sale of those Tickets; and the State of 
the Sale here before the first of August ; that they would 
be able to begin the Drawing this day, according to the 
Notice given in the publick Papers; But since that, a 
Number of Tickets have been returned, which obliges 



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them to postpone the Drawing to Monday the 28th In- 
stant; when the Publick may rest assured the Drawing 
will positively commence, For as such Tickets are now 
collected in, the Fate of which the Managers wanted to 
know before the Drawing; no Impediment will prevent 
their beginning to draw on that Day. TICKETS to be sold 
as usual, at POWLES HOOK. 
September loth 1772. 

The New York Journal; or, The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1549, September 10, 1772. 

To the PUBLIC. 

THE litigious suit which Mary Cheer has carried on 
against Joseph Johnson, these two years past, is at last 
ended, to the disappointment of a malicious party; the 
Honourable Court having ordered it to be left to the arbi- 
tration of three gentlemen of undoubted honour and ver- 
acity. 

A COPY of the REPORT from the PROTHONOTARY'S 
OFFICE. 

WE the subscribers having heard the parties above- 
named, Mary Cheer and Joseph Johnson, and their 
charges and evidence respecting the matter in variance 
bctvveen them; and after maturely considering the same, 
ur do not find any just cause of action. Witness our 
hands, this gth day of September, 1772. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, 
JOSHUA HOWELL, 
JOSEPH PARKER. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 297, September 12-19, 1 77 2 - 

A WOMAN with a good Breast of Milk, living near Co- 
hansey Bridge, would be willing to take a child to nurse. 

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242 

She can be well recommended. For further particulars, 
enquire of Mr. David Potter, Cohansey Bridge. The 
Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 47, 
September 14, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, September 9. 

\Ye hear that the Reverend CHARLES BEATTY, 1 many 
Years a faithful Minister of the Gospel at Neshaminey, in 
this Province, departed this Life on the I3th Day of Au- 
gust last, in Barbados, where he went to solicit Benefac- 
tions for the COLLEGE OF NEW-JERSEY. This Gentle- 
man's amiable Virtues in private, and active Spirit in pub- 
lic Life, render his Death universally lamented. 

TWENTY POUNDS Reward. 

\ ^\ 7 HEREAS on Tuesday night last the 8th inst. some 
V V villains stole and took away from Mr. Bayard's 
farm at Hooback, a large ox, which they killed on the 
shore, and left the entrails, &c. behind them. The above 
reward will bepaid to any person that can make a discov- 
ery of the said theft so that the offenders may be brought 

to justice, by 

WILLIAM BAYARD. 

Charles Beatty was born in the County Antrim, Ireland, about 1712- 
1715, and was brought to this country by his uncle, Charles Clinton, in 
1729, arriving in October at Cape Cod, Mass., where they remained until 
1731, when they removed to Ulster county, N. Y. Young Beatty en- 
gaged in trade, traveling about the country with a pack. He had stud- 
ied Latin, and the story goes that once, stopping at Log College, he 
offered his wares to the Rev. William Tennent, the master of that 
famous school, in Latin, with the result that Tennent was greatly drawn 
to him and persuaded him to prepare for the ministry. He was licensed 
by the New Brunswick Presbytery, Oct. 13. 1742, and was sent to Not- 
tingham. He was called to the Forks of Neshaminy. May 26, 1743, and 
was ordained Dec. 14 of that year. He was sent to Virginia and North 
Carolina in 1754, and he served as chaplain in the forces sent out to 
defend the frontiers during the next two or three years. In 1766 he 
was sent by the Synod on a missionary tour among the Indians, as far 
as one hundred and thirty miles beyond Fort Pitt His account of this 
trip, published in 1768, is valuable and interesting. He was a warm 
friend of David Brainerd, the missionary to the New Jersey Indians. 
In 1760 and 1761 he was very successful in raising funds in Great Brit- 
ain for the Presbyterian Widows' Fund. Being greatly interested in 
the College of New Jersey, he sailed for the West Indies to solicit funds 
in its behalf, but d. Aug. 13, 1772. soon after reaching Bridgetown, in 
Barbadoes. He m., June 24, 1746 (mar. lie. Jan. 13, 1746), Ann, dau. of 
John Reading, sometime President of the Council of New Jersey; she 
was bap. July 21, 1723, in Old Amwell township, Hunterdon county; d. 
1768, at Greenock. Scotland, whither he had taken her to secure the 
aid of eminent surgeons. Webster's Hist. Pres. Ch., 478. 



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WHEREAS the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE in this City, 
have resolv'd, That after the third Day of Sep- 
tember Instant, they will not receive Jersey Money in 
Payment on any other Terms than at Six and Two Thirds, 
which is just One Shilling (New- York Currency) Loss 
on every Three Pound Jersey Bill. 

We the Subscribers, for the Information of our New 
Jersey, New- York, and Connecticut Friends, and all oth- 
ers whom it may concern, do hereby notify, that we will 
continue receiving Jersey Money, in all Payments, as 
usual. New York, September 2, 1772. 



Jacobus Van Zandt and Son. 
Theodorus Van Wyck, 
William Neilson, 
John Broome, 
Hallet and Hazard, 
Gerard Wm. Beekman. 
Gerardus Duyckinck, 
Leonard Kip, 
Remsen and Seabury, 
Samuel Broome, and Co. 
Abeel and Byvanck, 
Abraham Brinckerhoff, 
Nicholas De Peyster, 
Dirck Brinckerhoff, 
Comfort Sands, 
Eleazer Miller, Jun. 
Mercer and Schenck, 
Richard and Samuel Ray, 
Ennis Graham, 
Van Vleck and Kip, 
Henry Van Vleck and Son, 
Daniel Phoenix, 
Campbell and Gault, 
John Ray, 
Thomas Burling, 
Thomas Ivers, 
Isaac Sears, 



Thomas Hazard, 
Thomas Nixon, 
Nicholas Roosevelt, 
Elizabeth Breese, 
Garret Rapalje, 
John J. Roosevelt, 
John Watson, 
Grey and Gaurlay, 
Robinson and Blair, 
Thomas Gardner, 
Jeremiah B rower, 
Philip Brasher, 
Fredrick Rhinelander, 
Berrien and Fish, 
Joseph and Robert Totten. 
William De Peyster, Jun. 
Gerard De Peyster, 
Christopher Bancker, 
Peter Ricker, 
John Duryee, 
John Lockhart, 
Davies and Minnitt, 
William Malcom, 
William Denning, 
Thomas Crabb, 
William Wykoff, 
William Stewart, 



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NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 



[1772 



Robert and John Murray, 

Alexander Robertson, 

James Beekman, 

James Nixon, 

Garret and Wyn. Kettletas, 

Evert Banker, 

Grove Bend, 

Thomas Andrew Hoog, 

Nicholas Bogart, 

Henry Roome, 

David Jones, 

Jonathan Lawrence, 

James and William Payne, 

Edward Covenhoven, 

William W. Gilbert, 

Luke Kiersted, 

Cornelius Turk, Jun. 

Hugh M'Dowall, 

Guilliam Varick, 

Manasseh Salter, 

Lott and Lefferts, 



Francis Groome, 
Waldron Blaau, 
Baltus Van Kleck, 
Jacob Remsen, 
Edward Doughty, 
Jonathan Holmes, 
Tucker and Bartow, 
Caleb Lawrence, 
William Hawxhurst, 
Willet Seaman, 
Benjamin Hildreth, 
Seaman and Titus, 
Edward Burling, 
Franklin and Hull, 
Thomas Griswold, 
Townsend and Cock, 
Robert Ray, 
Myers and Wiley, 
John Van Vleck. 
Noel and Hazard. 
Ten Eyck and Seaman, 



The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1090, September 14, 1772. . 

Alloway's Creek, September 7, 1772 

WHEREAS EZEKIEL MULFORD, and JACOB BENNETT, 
of Cape-May, did leave the one half of an Oyster-boat, 
and several other things, in my care, last December, and 
as I am going to move from the place I now live on, I am 
under the necessity of taking this method of informing 
them, that if they do not both of them, or at least Ezekiel 
Mulford, come with an order from Jacob Bennett, and 
take them, pay cost, and settle other affairs between us, 
that I will sell them by the first day of October. 

SAMUEL OAKFORD 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2282, September 
1 6, 1772. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 245 

Just PUBLISHED, and To BE SOLD, by 

WILLIAM AND THOMAS BRADFORD, 
PRACTICAL DISCOURSES 

ON THE 

LEADING TRUTHS 

OF THE 

GOSPEL, 

By JOHN WITHERSPOON, D. D. 

Prsident of the College of New Jersey. 1 

The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1554, September 16, 1772. 

New- York, September 17. Captain Miles, in a Brig 
belonging to Georgia, from Jamaica for this Port, was 
cast away about 3 o'Clock in the Morning of the second 
Instant, at Barnagat, the Vessel, in Ballast, is intirely lost, 
but the Crew saved. The New York Journal; or The 
General Advertiser, No. 1550, September 17, 1772. 

The ist of September, there was a most violent Storm 
at Ocracock, in North Carolina; which has done consid- 
erable Damage to the Shipping, etc. We have not been 
able to obtain a particular Account of the Loss sustained; 
the following we have learnt from a Person belonging to 
a Vessel that was cast azvay at that Place, and arrived 
here from thence last Week. The Wind was N. E. then 
shifted to N. N. W. and continued for 14 Hours, blowing 
excessive hard, during which Time 1 5 Sail of Vessels out 
of 16, that were lying at Ocracock, drove from their An- 
chors; five of which were entirely lost, viz. . . . Cap- 
tain John Conway, in a Sloop, belonging to Newark, New- 
Jersey, both the Vessel and Cargo lost; . . . Several 

1 In Hildeburn's Issues of the Pennsylvania Press, he lists (No. 
2618) a title similar to this, under date of 1770, but does not mention 
this announcement in 1772. No such book has been found, of either 
date. 



246 XE\V JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

of the Vessels that were on Shore, it was imagined would 
be got off again. 



NOTICE is hereby given, that Mr. John Fish de- 
parted this morning from Powles Hook, for New Castle, 
with the blanks and prizes of the second New Castle Lot- 
tery rolled up, and with pressing letters to the managers 
to begin the drawing without loss of time after his arrival, 
which in all probability will be next Monday evening, if 
not sooner; so that the drawing may begin on Wednes- 
day next, or Thursday at farthest. There are a few tick- 
ets yet on hand, to be sold at Powles Hook as usual : And 
as it's very probable the sale will be closed next week, 
such as intend to become adventurers are desired to apply 
in time. Orders left with the Gentlemen of this city, 
mentioned in the scheme, will be carefully forwarded. 

And Mr. Alexander Robertson will insure a lot or lots 
of a hundred of the above tickets, at six shillings per 
ticket, that suh lot shall respectively draw . 170, free 
of the deduction 

New- York, Sept. 18, 1772 

The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, 
No. 1536, September 21, 1772. 

AMERICAN COMPANY IRON WORKS. 
NEW-JERSEY. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That Reade and 
Yates, in New- York, or Robert Erskine, 1 Esq; on 
the Premises, are impowered to receive Proposals either 
for the sale or lease of the well known Works of CHAR- 
LOTTEBURG, LoNG-PoND, and RiNGWooo; whoever there- 
fore is inclined to treat for the Sale or Lease, either of 
Part or Whole, are desired to apply as above. Subjoined 
is a Description of the Works, taken by desire of his Ex- 
cellency Governor Franklin, in the Year 1768. 

1 For a sketch of Robert Erskine, see N. J. Archives, 2d Series, 1:114. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 247 

SIR, 

IN compliance with your Excellency's request communi- 
cated to us by ycur letter of the zjth of June last, we 
proceeded on Monday the 2d inst. to view the iron-works 
erected by Peter Hasenclever, 2 Esq; zvithin this Province, 
and began with those of Charlottenburgh, on the west 
branch of Pequanock River, which is the boundary be- 
tween the counties of Morris and Bergen. We there 
found a very fine blast furnace erected in 1767, and now 
nearly finished; this we think one of the best pieces of 
work of the kind we ever saw in America: The dams and 
water-ways, the casting-house, bellows-house, wheel- 
house, ton-house, coal-house, &c. are all well-contrived 
and executed in a workman-like manner; here are also a 
number of dwelling-houses, store-houses, workshops, and 
stables, necessary and convenient to the works; also a good 
saw-mill. This furnace when in blast is capable of making 
from twenty to twenty-five ton of pig-iron per week, and 
can be worked at a small expence, as there is plenty of 
wood and ore at hand, and need never stop for want of 
water at any season of the year. On the same stream, 
about three miles lower, is a very fine forge and four fires, 
and two hammers for converting pig-iron into bar-iron, 
and is, according to the information we received from the 
overseer, and workmen, capable of making 250 ton of bar- 
iron yearly, single handed, and from 300 to 350 ton double 
handed. The dam here is upwards of twenty feet high, 
and is remarkably substantial and well secured: Here are 
also the necessary coal-houses, dwelling-houses, store- 
house, workshops and stables. About a mile lower down 
the stream is another forge of the same dimensions and 
capability with the last, with all the necessary buildings: 
about half a mile lower down is another saw-mill, capable 
of sawing a thousand feet of plank per diem; all these 

2 For a sketch of Peter Hasenclever, see N. J. Archives, 9:583. 



248 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

works together are comprehended under the general name, 
of Charlottenburg, and on the whole, consist of one fur- 
nace; two double forges, two saw-mills, three very large 
coal-houses, three blacksmiths shops, six large frame 
dzvelling-houses, filled in with brick and clay, thirty-seven 
good and comfortable log-houses, besides a number of 
smaller houses in the woods, for the wood-cutters and col- 
liers. 

This work appears to us to have every natural conve- 
niency necessary to make them profitable, and these seem 
to have been improved with judgment, and to the best ad- 
vantage; every part of them is well supplied with abun- 
dance of excellent wood for coaling; they are situated on 
a fine lively stream, which at most seasons is sufficient to 
keep all the works employed, and in times of very great 
droughts it is so contrived that the natural stream may 
have an addition of water from two large natural ponds of 
some miles in circumference, called the Makapin and Dun- 
ken^ ponds, in which the water is dammed up, and raised 
several feet above its natural surface, and have Hood-gates, 
to let off any quantity of water which at any time shall be 
thought necessary, for carrying on the works; the roads 
zvhich have been made here, we apprehend, have been very 
expensive. Places which before were inaccessible, even to 
horsemen, on account of the steepness of the rocks and 
mountains, are now good carriage roads; but this expence 
was absolutely necessary to enable them to carry off the 
iron to market, to have access to their woods and mines, 
and to a fine grain country from whence they are supplied 
zvith provisions, and to open a communication betzveen the 
different works. 

From Charlottenburg zve, proceeded about thirteen miles 
to Ringwood, situate on a more northerly branch of 
Pequanoc River, which is called Ringwood River, and is 

1 Now called Dunker pond, probably from the Germa*n, danker, dark. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 249 

in Bergen county; here we were told were formerly the 
iron works belonging to a company from whom Mr. Has- 
enclever purchased, but very little of them remains now 
to be seen, the present works being entirely new; and 
here we found first, a blast furnace of nearly the same 
dimensions with that of Charlottenburg, and capable of 
making about the same quantity of pig-iron. This fur- 
nace is not at present in blast, but may soon be so, as there 
is nothing wanting but the finishing of a hearth, which 
was putting in; within fifty yards of this furnace stands 
a very good forge of three fires and two hammers, and a 
stamping-mill, for separating the iron from the cinder in 
the old cinder bank, which we were informed is a profit- 
able work; and at about five hundred yards above the fur- 
nace stands another very fine forge, of four fires and two 
hammers, and also a very good saw mill. About half a 
mile below the furnace is another forge of two fires and 
one hammer, and a very good grist mill; and about two 
miles lower down the same stream is also another forge 
of two fires and one hammer; at each of these forges, and 
at the furnace, are the necessary coal-houses and dwelling- 
Jionses for the workmen, and near the furnace is a large 
dwelling-house for the Manager, or Chief Clerk; also a 
new brick house for a store, &c. a large stone house and 
ovens, and for various other uses; eight frame houses, 
four log-houses, four barracks, two blacksmiths shops, 
one poivder magazine, one large horse stable, and carpen- 
ter's shop, besides sixteen other log-houses in the woods, 
for wood cutters and colliers. The furnace at this place, 
as well as that at Charlottenburg, is capable of making 
from twenty to twenty five tons of pig-iron per week, 
ivhilc in blast, which may, with good management, be at 
least nine months in the year; the forges, like those at 
Charlottenburg, are capable of making yearly 250 ton of 



25O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l7/2 

bar-iron single handed, or 300 to 350 ton double handed, 
at each four fires, of ivhich there are in all eleven. 

These works were formerly liable, in droughts, to be in 
want of water, so that it has sometimes happened that the 
works were obliged to stand still for several weeks, at the 
best season of the year for working; but this defect is 
now entirely remedied, by an immense Reservoir, in wJiich 
the water is collected in rainy seasons, in such proportions 
as is found necessary to supply the deficiency of the natu- 
ral stream of the Ringwood River. The Reservoir is a 
pond called Toxito 1 pond, is about three miles long, and 
near one mile broad; it formerly emptied itself into Ram- 
apogh River, but by an immense dam of 860 feet long, and 
from 12 to 22 feet high, the natural out let is stopped up, 
and the water raised to such a height, as to take its course 
with a head of ten feet high, into a long canal, which con- 
ducts into the Ringwood River. 

When Mr. Hasenclever purchased the ruin of Ring- 
wood Works, there was to all appearances plenty of good 
iron ore, in several places; within a mile or two of the 
furnace several others have since been discovered; some 
of them have since worked out; some proved coalshear, 
others have too much abounded in sulphur or copper, or 
had qualities which rendered the goodness of the iron du- 
bious. But all doubt as to the quality and quantity of iron 
ore is now removed by draining the water off the Peter's 
mine, which was overflown, and by the discovery of an- 
other mine, which was first made in July 1767, on Wales 
Mountain, about one mile and a half westward from the 
furnace, and since called the Good Hope mine; it has been 
opened in five different places on the same course, and 
already sheivs the extent of the vein for near a mile in 
length, and in some cases fourteen feet in breadth; the 
quality of it we saw tried at the Long Pond works, where 

tuxedo. 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 251 

it made a fine tough bar-iron. The works at Ringwood 
can never fail for want of coal, as there are many thousand 
acres of wood-land in sight of them, within a circle of two 
miles round: The woods, if cut regular and clean, will 
grow faster than they can have occasion to use it. 

The making of the roads about Ringwood, must have 
been attended with great labour and expence, as they are 
very considerable ones over rough rocky mountains, to the 
oar beds and coal grounds, besides others for bringing 
provisions to the works of several miles in extent, which 
in some places, through swamps and over brooks, have 
considerable bridges of timber. From Ringwood we pro- 
ceeded three miles south westward to the Long Pond 
works, which are situated on a stream, which issues out of 
the Long Pond, and falls into Ringwood River, about four 
miles below the furnace. The Long Pond 1 is about six 
miles in length, and near two miles in breadth; across the 
out let or mouth of it is a dam of 200 feet in length, and 
about 5 feet in height, by which the water is raised four 
feet above its natural level; and the pond is now a never 
failing resource of water for the supply of the works be- 
lozv, in the dryest season of the year. The Long Pond 
works are about two miles below the out let of the pond, 
and consists of a blast furnace much like that at Charlot- 
tenburg; is now in blast, and is capable of making from 
twenty to twenty-five tons of pig-iron ber week, and of a 
very fine forge of four fires, and two hammers; and is 
capable of making as much bar-iron as either of those at 
Charlottenburg or Ringwood. There is also a very good 
saw mill; the other buildings are two larpe coal-houses, 
three framed dwelling-houses, six logg-houses, one stone 
J 'r>nse, one horse stable, and one blacksmith's shop, besides 
smaller houses in the woods for colliers, &c. The furnace 
here is now supplied with oar from the Peter's mine and 

1 Now generally known as Greenwood Lake. 



252 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Good Hope mine; at three miles distance of which it 
makes excellent iron; there are other mines nearer to the 
works: but they cannot, as yet, be depended upon. 

The roads about the Long Pond works, like those at 
the other before-mentioned places, have been attended 
with much expense and labour, as there was a necessity of 
carrying them, in some places, along the sides of rocky 
mountains, and in others through deep swamps and gul- 
leys, which could not be rendered passable by bridging 
them ^vith timber. 

We have now finished the survey of the works erected 
by Mr. Hasenclever, within this province, so far as they 
have been shewn to us. We shall subjoin a sketch of the 
situation of the works, in order that your Excellency may 
the better understand our description of them; and also 
a general table of particulars, by which the whole may be 
seen in one view; and we would here beg leave to remark, 
that we think that Mr. Hasenclever has made several great 
improvements in the iron works under his direction; he is 
the first person that we know of, who has so greatly im- 
proved the use of the great natural ponds of this country, 
as, by damming them, to secure reservoirs of water for 
the use of the iron works in dry seasons; without which 
the best streams are liable to fall in the great droughts we 
are subject to. He is also the first ive know of, who has 
rendered the old cinder beds of the furnaces useful and 
profitable; for at Ringwood he has erected a stamping- 
mill to separate the waste iron from the cinders, by which 
means some hundred tons of small iron have and may be 
obtained; which is as good as the best pig-iron; he has 
also made a great improvement in the construction of the 
furnaces, by building the inwalls of slate; which, by the 
experience he has already had of it, will, in all probability, 
last many years; whereas the stones commonly made use 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 253 

of for that purpose, seldom stood longer than a year or 
two, and would often fail in the middle of a blast. 

Another improvement worth attention, we think, is the 
building the stack of the furnace under roof, so as to shel- 
ter them entirely from wind and water. The forges are 
also greatly improved, by the wheels being all made over- 
shot, and the hammer wheel shafts being armed with 
strong cast iron rings, whose arms serve as cogs to lift 
the hammer handle; those are also new contrivances, at 
least they are new in America; Mr. Hasenclever has, in 
several places, cleared and made some extensive pieces of 
meadows, which, when in order, will yield at least two 
tons of hay yearly per acre; and must be of great use in 
supplying the working cattle belonging to the works with 
fodder, especially as there is little of the up-land near the 
works fit for raising corn or any kind of water fodder. 

On the whole, it is a matter of surprise to us, to see such 
a number of great works of various kinds, at different 
places, executed in so compleat and masterly a manner, 
under the direction of one person, in a new, uninhabited^ 
country, within the short space of time that has elapsed 
since Mr. Hasenclever first began them; and we must 
here observe, that the buildings of all kinds seem to us to 
be commodiously contrived, all of them useful, and none 
of them unnecessary. 

Mr. Homfray, the present manager, and the under man- 
agers, on being asked of us, whether they thought any of 
them superfluous, declared that they knew of none that 
could be spared. We are, 

Your Excellency's most humble servants, 

STIRLING, 1 
JAMES GREY, 2 

THEUNIS DEY* and 
_Newark, July 8, 1769. JQHN SCHUYL ER. 

1 William Alexander, calling himself Earl of Stirling, of Baskinridge. 
* An ironmaster at Little Falls. 
8 Of Lower Preakness. 



254 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 

By the subscriber, at his house in Newark, on the 4th 
day of November next, 

SEVERAL lots of land, some well situated for building, 
and a farm at the Mountain, five miles from said 
town, containing eighty acres, joining on two publick 
roads, one on each side of said land; it will be sold to- 
gether or divided, as it suits for the sale thereof. Twelve 
months payment, six without interest, six with interest, 
and longer if required, with good security. 

ELIHU CRANE. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1091, September 21, 1772. 

Somerset County, New Jersey, Sept. 18, 1772 
STOLEN out of the pasture of the subscriber, at Rariton, 
a Bay Horse, 6 years old, about 14^/2 hands high, a nat- 
ural trotter, has a drooping star in his forehead, one white 
hind foot, short switch tail, branded TP on his right but- 
tock, and on his left shoulder with the letter S; he is a 
. light horse, and is middling low in flesh. Whoever takes 
up the said horse, so that the owner may get him again, 
shall receive FORTY SHILLINGS reward, and for the horse 
and thief, so that the 'thief may be brought to justice, 
THREEE POUNDS, paid by 

PHILIP TUNISON 

Gloucester County, New-Jersey, Sept. n, 1772. 
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Subscriber, now living 
at Haddonfield Mills, intends to carry on the Fulling and 
Dying Business, in all the different Branches, in as ex- 
tensive a Manner, and at cheaper Rates than at any other 
Mill in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, he having the best 
of Tools and Presses and all Conveniences suitable for the 
same. Those Persons that please to favour him with their 
Custom, may depend on having their Work done in the 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 255 

neatest and best Manner, and with the greatest Expedi- 
tion. Cloth for the Mills will be taken in by John Cox, in 
Moore's-Town, Abraham Allen in Evesham, and Robert 
Murray, near Woodberry; at which Places Attendance 
will be given once a Week, the Cloth taken to the Mills, 
and returned again when dressed, according to Directions, 
by JAMES M'DOWELL. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2283, September 
23, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. Saturday last arrived here the schoon- 
er Dove, Capt. Stafford, from Newbern, North Carolina, 
who informs, that on the 3ist ult. they had a hard gale of 
wind, which rose the waters considerably, did some dam- 
age to the wharves, filled many of the warehouses, and 
drove the brig Resolution, Capt. Garrigues, of this port, 
into a corn field, but she is since got off. At Ocracock bar 
were drove ashore nine sail of vessels, among which are, 
. . . Captain Conway, in a sloop, belonging to Wood- 
bridge. New-Jersey, and a schooner, not known, it is im- 
agined will be got off. 

STOLEN from the Subscriber, living in Hopewell 
Township, Hunterdon County, on Monday evening, the 
3ist of August last, 

A DARK ROAN HORSE, about fourteen hands and one 
inch high, seven years old past, branded with the letter O. 
on the near fore shoulder, trots and canters, his hoofs 
much broken, shod before, and has a pretty large whart 
on the near side of his mouth. Whoever takes up and 
secures said horse and Thief, so that the owner may get 
his Horse, and the Thief brought to justice, shall have 
TEN DOLLARS reward, but for the Horse only, FIVE DOL- 
LARS, paid by WILLIAM DOLLAR. 
The. Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1555. September 23, 1772. 



2$t> NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court, of Com- 
mon Pleas of the County of Essex and Province of New- 
Jersey: Notice is hereby given to the Creditors of Gilbert 
Taylor, an insolvent Debtor, that he hath Hied his Sched- 
ule and complied with the Directions of a late Act of the 
Governor, Council, and General Assembly of the Province 
aforesaid, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent 
Debtors;" that the said Creditors be and appear at the 
Court-House in Newark, in said County, on Tuesday the 
2Oth Day of October next, at two o'Clock in the After- 
noon, before John Ogden, Daniel Pierson, and Joseph 
Riggs, Esqrs. (or any two of them) Judges of the said 
Court, to shew Cause (if any they have) why the said Gil- 
bert Taylor, should not be discharged, agreeable to the 
Directions of the said Act. 

Newark, September 16, 1772. 

The New York Journal, or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1551, September 24, 1772. 

Just received, and to be Sold BY JOHN DUNLAP, j IN 

MARKET-STREET, A FEW VOLUMES | OF THE | HISTORY OF 

NEW-JERSEY. IN BLUE BOARDS. The Pennsylvania 
Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 49, September 
28, 1772. 

NEW-YORK, September 28. Capt. Lawrence, on the 
Passage, the 2ist of August, in Lat. 38, Long. 40, was in 
a most violent Gale of Wind, from the S. S. W. . . . 

With Captain Lawrence the following Gentlemen came 
Passengers, viz. The Hon. Frederick Smith, Esq; Chief 
Justice of New-Jersey, Mr. John Conner, Mr. William 
Bailey, Mr. John Thornbur, Merchants, Capt. William 
Stevenson, and Mr. Henry Bowers, jun. of New-England. 

We hear from Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey, that 



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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



257 



the general Convention of Delegates from the Clergy of 
the consociated Churches in Connecticut, and from the 
Synod of New- York and Philadelphia, met there on Wed- 
nesday last. The Convention was opened with a Sermon 
by the Rev. Mr. Clark, and the Rev. Mr. Cotton Mather 
Smith, was chosen Moderator. 

WOODBRIDGE, July I, 1772 

WOODBRIDOE LOTTERY, 

For raising the Sum of One Hundred and Sixty-eight 
Pounds New York Currency, for repairing and finishing 
of the Metuchin Presbyterian Meeting House, in the up- 
per Part of said Woodbridge, in the Province of East- 
New-Jersey. 

THE SCHEME. 
Number of Prises. Value of each. 

200 Dollars is 
100 
50 are 

25 

10 200 

5 200 

2 1774 

13 IF 13 

13 13 



i Prize of 

i Ditto, 

3 Ditto, 

6 Ditto, 

20 Ditto, 

40 Ditto, 

887 Ditto, 

i First drawn, 

i Last drawn, 



Dollars. 
200 
100 
150 



960 Prizes, 
1840 Blanks, 



2800 



2800 Tickets, at One Dollar each, are 2800 

Not two Blanks to a Prize. 

It is with great Reluctance that this Scheme is offered 
to the Public; but as the Congregation of said Meeting 
are unable to repair and finish their Meeting House, they 
humbly ask the Assistance of the Public in this Method, 

17 



258 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

under the Consideration that it will be for the Advance- 
ment of Christ's Church, and also relieve their Necessity; 
it is hoped will reduce the benevolent to encourage this 
Scheme, which will prove more advantageous to the Ad- 
venturers than many of the like Kind, as there is not Two 
Blanks to a Prize. 

The following Gentlemen are appointed Managers, who 
are to be upon Oath for the faithful Discharge of the 
Trust reposed, viz. Benjamin Thornal, James Manning, 
Ebenezer Ford, and Benjamin Manning, all of Wood- 
bridge. 

The Drawing will commence the second Day of No- 
vember next, and a List of the fortunate Numbers will be 
published in Inslee and Car's New- York Gazette, as soon 
as possible after the Drawing is finished; and the Prizes 
will be paid, subject to a Deduction of Fifteen per Cent 
by said Managers. The New-York Gazette, or The 
Weekly Post-Boy , No. 1537, September 28, 1772. 

The following was sent us by a Correspondent. "We 
hear from Morris-Town, in New Jersey, that the beauti- 
ful, incomparable and wonderful Horse of Lieut. John- 
ston, of that Place, a few Week ago fell a Sacrifice to the 
Jaws of some merciless Disorder. 'Tis hoped that this 
dreadful Stroke of Fate, will in future caution the af- 
flicted Lieutenant against placing his Hopes solely in 
Horse-Flesh. 

THE sale of the house and. land belonging to Colonel 
John Low, at Newark, is postponed until Wednes- 
day the 1 4th of October next, when it will on that day be 
sold at the house of James Banks, at Newark aforesaid. 

*** A PURSE of TWENTY POUNDS, to be run for at Eliz- 
abeth-Town, on Tuesday the 6th Day of October next, 
by any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, (carrying Weight for 






1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 259 

Age and Blood) the best of three two Mile Heats. Horses 
to be entered by Broughton Reynolds, at Elizabeth- 
Town Point. No Race, without three noted Horses start. 

Charlotteburg, Sept. 10, 1772. 
Ore Carters for Charlotteburg Furnace. 

NOTICE is hereby given to those who usually carted ore 
from Hibernia mine to the above furnace, or others, 
that those who choose to commence carting on or before 
the loth of October next, and who shall deliver a quantity 
not less than three tons a week, till it amounts to 30 tons, 
shall be paid as formerly, IDS. 6d. New- York money per 
ton ; and for their further encouragement, they shall have 
the same price in sleighing time. Those who begin cart- 
ing after the loth of October, will receive IDS. per ton, 
and if the quantity carted amounts to 20 tons, they shall 
receive 95. per ton in sleighing time. 

N. B. None except those who cart at the above rates, 
shall have the privilege to sleigh at the foregoing prices; 
all others who only sleigh are desired to remember that 
no more than 8s. per ton will be given in sleighing time. 
If through unavoidable misfortune, the carters should 
fall short of their stipulated quantity, they may depend 
upon all reasonable indulgence from the manager. 

ROBERT ERSKINE. 

The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1092, September 28, 1772. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Plantation, containing 479 acres, lying on Delaware, 
in Amwell, Hunterdon county, West New-Jersey, 20 
miles from Trenton, and 34 from Philadelphia, 260 acres 
cleared, and in good fence; there is on said plantation, a 
good dwelling-house, barn and a good young orchard. 



26O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

For further particulars, apply to the subscriber, living on 
Biles's-Island, two miles below Trenton. 

ASHER MOTT 

SIXTEEN DOLLARS Reward 

RAN away, from the Subscriber, living in Upper Allo- 
ways-Creek Township, Salem County, West New-Jersey, 
on the 1 9th of September inst. a German Servant Man, 
named CHRISTOPHER FURMAN, about 35 Years of Age, 
five Feet seven or eight Inches high, brown Complexion, 
somewhat marked with the Small-pox, and has black 
straight Hair ; he is a Linen-weaver by Trade : Had on 
and took with him, when he went away, a blue coat, lined 
with red, Buckskin Breeches, a white Under- jacket, sev- 
eral shirts, two Pair of Trowsers, one whereof striped, a 
Pair of black ribbed Stockings, half worn shoes, and a 
good Felt Hat, with a Button on the Top of the Crown, 
and a calfskin napsack, with the Hair on it. He is a stout 
well set Fellow, and speaks no English. Whoever takes 
up and secures the said Servant so that his Master may 
have him again, shall receive the above Reward, paid by 

GEORGE MILLER 

New- Jersey, September 23, 1772 

NOTICE is hereby given to the creditors of JOHN REY- 
NOLDS and HENRY DORRIEL, that they appear at the 
Courthouse, in Salem town, before Andrew Sinickson, 
and John Holmes, Esquires, two of the Judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas of the county aforesaid, on Tues- 
day the 3d day of November next, to shew cause, if any 
they have, why an assignment of the above debtors effects 
should not be made to some persons, to be appointed to 
receive the same, and the said debtors discharged from 
their confinement, and be free from arrests in civil actions 



I/J 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 26 1 

for any debt heretofore contracted, agreeable to an act of 
Assembly of said Province lately made, intituled, An Act 
for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2284, September 30, 1772. 

Thirty-Five Pounds Reward. 

WHEREAS some evil disposed persons, on the night of 
the 1 8th instant, threw down part of the WORKS, erected 
at Well's Falls by order of the Commissioners, for im- 
proving the Navigation in the river Delaware; the said 
Commissioners being determined to carry the Acts of 
Assembly of Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, which relate 
to the clearing the said river, into execution, do hereby 
promise a reward of TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS, to any person 
who shall discover any or all of those who threw down 
and destroyed part of the said Works, so that he or they 
may be convicted thereof. AND WHEREAS some persons 
have set up and repaired the FISH BASKETS, which were 
lately taken down by order of the said Commissioners, 
and by them declared to be an obstruction to the Naviga- 
tion, particularly one at a place called Warfford's Pond; 
the Commissioners hereby offer a reward of TEN POUNDS, 
to any one who shall discover the person or persons con- 
cerned in setting up, repairing or maintaining the said 
Fish Baskets. 

EXTRACT from the Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania; and 
Colony of New-Jersey, relative to the improving the Navigation 
of the River Delaware. 

"AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the authority aforesaid, That 
"if any person or persons shall presume to oppose or hinder the said 
"Commissioners, or any of them, their agents, servants and work- 
"men, or any of them, from doing any act, which they are hereby 
"authorized and impowered to do ; or shall make, erect, set up, repaii 
"or maintain, or shall be aiding, assisting or abetting, in making, 
"erecting, setting up, repairing or maintaining, any dam or obstruc- 
tion, which may or can in any manner hinder or impede the Navi- 
gation in the said rivers, or either of them; or shall remove, de- 



262 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l7/2 

"stroy, throw down, alter, injure or impair any dam, penn, lock, 
"or other work, made or set up by the said Commissioners, or by 
"order of them, or a majority of them, their survivors, or a majority 
"of such survivors, every person so offending being legally convicted 
"thereof, by verdict of a jury, or by his own confession, before the 
"Justices of the Peace in their Court of General Quarter Sessions, 
"shall forfeit and pay Fifty Pounds, lawful money of this province, 
"for every such offence, or shall suffer imprisonment for twelve 
"months, without bail or mainprize; one moiety of which forfeiture 
"shall be paid to the informer, and the other moiety to the Com- 
"missioners herein appointed, or the survivors of them, as aforesaid, 
"to be applied for and towards improving the Navigation in the 
"said rivers. 

"AND whereas doubts may arise, in what counties offences com- 
"mitted in the said river Delaware against this Act ought to be tried ; 
"For removing thereof, BE IT enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
"That every offence committed in the said river against this Act, 
"shall be laid to be committed, and may be tried and determined as 
"aforesaid, in any of the counties within this province opposite to, 
"or joining on that part of the said river, in which such offence shall 
"be committed." 1 September 30. 



FORTY SHILLINGS Reward. 

STOLEN, on Monday Night the 28th instant, out of the 
house of the "subscriber, at the Head of Timber Creek, 
Gloucester County, A pair of Buckskin BREECHES; a Sil- 
ver WATCH, with a darkish dial plate, maker's name Hum- 
phreys, London, No. 11218, and a steel chain, the swivel 
of which being broke it was fixed to the watch by a bit of 
buckskin, and a steel seal in a silver swivel ; a pair of Sil- 
ver SHOE and KNEE BUCKLES, and between Forty and 
Fifty Shillings in MONEY, with some other articles. Who- 
ever secures the Thief or Thieves in any of his Majesty's 
gaols, so that the owner may get his Goods again, shall 
have the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

Sept. 30. BENJAMIN CHESTNUT. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1556, September 30, 1772. 

1 Sees. 4 and 5 of "An Act declaring the River Delaware a common 
Highway, and for improving the Navigation in the said River." passed 
by the New Jersey Legislature. December 21, 1771. See Allinson's 
Laws, p. 349. 






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SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD. 

RAN away, from ETNA FURNACE, in the County of 
Burlington, last Night, two indented servant Men, viz. 
JAMES JOHNSON, an English Man, pretends to have been 
bred to the Sea; he is about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, of a 
brown Complexion, and very black Hair, had on an out- 
side green pea Jacket, and a red under one, a long blue 
surtout Coat, long Oznaburg Trowsers, and new Shoes, 
a checked Shirt, a very small rimed beaver Hat, and a 
black silk Handkerchief round his Neck. The other 
named PATRICK COLLINS, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, 
very much marked with the Small-Pox, white Eyes, short 
Hair tied behind, an outside bluish coloured Jacket, and 
a very dark brown under one, a narrow rimed felt Hat; 
he is a very lusty strong raw boned Man. Whoever se- 
cures the above Servants in any of his Majesty's Goals, 
so that the Subscriber may have them again, shall receive 
the above Reward, or THREE POUNDS for each of them. 

CHARLES READ. 
Etna Furnace, September 28, 1772. 

The New York Journal, or the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1552, October i, 1772. 

Boundbrook, Somerset County, 

New- Jersey, October i, 1772. 
Two Dollars Reward. 

RAN away, from the subscriber, the 2Qth ult. an Irish 
servant Boy, named PATRICK WALKER, about 16 years 
of age, of a swarthy complexion, and has black hair. Had 
on, when he went away, a short linsey woolsey coat, black 
and white mixed, a double-breasted jacket of the same, a 
pair of long tow trowsers, and a new wool hat. Who- 
ever secures the said Boy, so that his master may have 



264 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

him again, shall have the above reward, and all reasonable 
charges, paid by 

CHARLES ROBERTS. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 300, October 3-10, 1772. 



New-Jersey, \ P) URSUANT to an order of the 

\ i honourable the judges of the 

inferior court of common pleas, held at Morris-Town, in 
and for the county of Morris, notice is hereby given to the 
creditors of William Throckmorton, an insolvent debtor, 
now confined in the common goal of the said county of 
Morris, that they be and appear before Jacob Ford, and 
Samuel Tuthill, Esqrs, judges of the said court, on Wed- 
nesday the 2&th day of October inst. at two o'clock in the 
afternoon of the same day, at the court-house in Morris- 
Town aforesaid, to shew^cause, if any they have, on that 
day, why an assignment of said debtor's estate should not 
be made, and he be discharged from his confinement, 
agreeable to the directions of an act of assembly of this 
province of New-Jersey, in such case lately made. 

To the inexpressible Grief of all who had the Happi- 
ness of an Intimacy with him, departed this Life, on 
Wednesday last, of a Consumption, which he bore with 
Christian Fortitude to the last, Mr. JOSEPH JELF, of Eliz- 
abeth-Town, Merchant. 1 A Gentleman of the most un- 
blemished Character. A kind Husband, tender Parent, 
and sincere Friend. He was a perfect Pattern of Hon- 

1 Joseph Jelf was a resident of Eliza bethtown at least as early as 
1738. for on July 5. of that year, his wife Sarah died, aged 37 years, 
and was buried In the First Presbyterian churchyard. 

Joseph Jelf, 2d. made an affidavit in 1757. that he was of full age, 
and that he had lived for upwards of three years with Samuel Wood- 
ruff. HIS his clerk and bookkeeper. A few years later he was in part- 
nership with his former employer. N. J. Archives, XX., 124; XXTV., 
303. He married Susanna Hampton, who d. April 27, 1792. in her 
57th year, and is buried in St. John's churchyard. Ellzabethtown. 
Their daughter Sally, b. March 29, 1766, survived to the extraordinary 
age of 104 years, dying April 23, 1870. Tombstone Inscriptions. Mr. Jelf 
d. Sept. 30, 1772. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 265 

esty, Punctuality, Industry, and all other Virtues that 
could render his Death an universal Loss to the Com- 
munity. 

STOLEN out of the pasture of the subscriber, at Rari- 
ton, New-Jersey, September 18, 1772, a bay horse 6 
years old, about 14 hands and an half high, a natural trot- 
ter, has a drooping star in his forehead, one white hind 
foot, short switch tail, branded P. T. on his right but- 
tock, and on his left shoulder with the letter S; he is a 
light horse, and is middling low in flesh. Whoever takes 
up the said horse, so that the owner may get him again, 
shall receive Forty Shillings reward, and for the horse 
and thief, so that the thief may be brought to justice, 
Three Pounds, paid by 

PHILIP TUNISON. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1093, October 5, 1772. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 

At the Merchant's Coffee-House, on Tuesday the 6th of 
October, or at private Sale any Time before, 

THAT commodious and well finished House, with a 
convenient Coach-House, Stable, and Out-Houses, 
late the Property of Samuel Woodruff, Esq; deceased, 
situated in a most agreeable Part of Elizabeth-Town, to- 
gether with near four Acres of exceeding good Land ad- 
joining thereto, including an extensive Garden and good 
bearing Orchard. The Conditions of Sale will be made 
known at the Time of the Vendue, or by enquiring of 
the Revd. Mr. Benjamin Woodruff, at Elizabeth-Town, 
or of John Barnes, in Bayard-Street, who will give an 
indisputable Title for the same. Supplement to The 
New-York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1093. 
October 5, 1772. 



266 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

FOUR DOLLARS REWARD. 

NEWARK, Sept. 15, 1772. 

MADE his escape from the Constable, a certain JOHN 
DOLAN, a short set fellow, upwards of twenty years of 
age, has dark brown hair, a wide mouth, large nose, is a 
bold impudent fellow, much given to strong drink, and 
is very apt to swear. Had on when he made his escape, 
a brown jacket lined with striped lincey, or a striped 
jacket under it, coarse white shirt and trowsers, good 
shoes and stockings. Any person that will apprehend 
said fellow, shall have the above reward paid by 

JOHN DODDS, Constable. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 50, October 5, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. An account of the Commencement 
held at the College, in Princeton, New-Jersey, is come to 
hand, but is obliged to be postponed for want of room. 
The Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser, 
No. 1557, October?, 1772. 

PHILA. We hear that the Trustees of the College of 
New-Jersey, have conferred the degree of Master of Arts 
on the very ingenious MR. RITTENHOUSE, of this city. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2285, October 7, 1772. 

NEW- JERSEY, ss. August 2ist, 1772. 

BY Order of the Court of Common Pleas, of the County 
of Sussex, pursuant to an Act of Assembly of the Prov- 
ince aforesaid, entitled, An Act for the Relief of insolvent 
Debtors :" Notice is hereby given, to the Creditors of 
Nathaniel Casterlin, and David Shepherd, that they appear 
before Hugh Hughes, and Nathaniel Pettit, Esqrs. two 
of the Judges of the said Court, at the Court House in 
New Town, in the said County of Sussex, on Friday the 



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Twenty third Day of October next, to shew Cause (if any 
they have} why assignments of the respective Estates of 
the said Nathaniel Casterlin and David Shepherd, should 
not be made &c. and they discharged, agreeable to the 
said Act. 

FIFTEEN POUNDS REWARD. 

WHEREAS the House of Samson Benson, at Harlem, 
in the Out- Ward of the City of New- York, was on Tues- 
day Morning the 22d Day of September, 1772, broke open 
by two Villains, and robbed of about 70 in Silver, New- 
York, and New-Jersey Money Bills, and sundry Articles 
of Goods, among which were the following, viz. a green 
Silk Purse, a Silver Watch, to which was fastened a Sil- 
ver Chain, a Compass Seal, the Face of which appeared 
very dull and obscure, &c. The Person suspected to be 
the Principal in the above Robbery, called himself WILL- 
IAM THOMPSON, appeared to be about 24 or 25 Years of 
Age, a well made Man, about 5 Feet 7 Inches high, fresh 
Complection short curled black or dark brown Hair; has 
a down bashful Look, speaks low, and like an English 
Man, but said he was born in New-Jersey, and that he 
served his Time to a Miller, but pretends to understand 
Basket-making, Masonry and Farming; had on a light 
colour'd Cloth Coat, pretty much worn, a short Jacket 
striped cross wise, and narrow striped Trowsers. The 
other Villain supposed to be concerned in the above Rob- 
bery, is a Razor Grinder, who called himself JOHN BURN, 
is a lusty well set likely Man, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, 
of a fresh Complexion; had on a light drab colour'd 
Jacket, but has taken sundry other Clothes with him, 
among which was a green Coat and Breeches, and a red 
Jacket. Whoever takes up and secures one or both the 
said Villains, so that he or they be brought to Justice, and 
convicted of being concerned in the Robbery aforesaid, 



268 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS, 



[1772 



shall receive for Thompson, Ten Pounds, and for Burn, 
Five Pounds current Money of New- York, Reward, paid 
by 

New-York, Oct. i, 1772. SAMSON BENSON. 

LOTTERY. 

For raising the sum of Five Hundred Pounds, to be 
applied in erecting bridges, and repairing the post road 
leading from Powles Hook ferry, to the city of Albany, 
through the counties of Bergen, Orange, Ulster, and 
Albany. 

THE SCHEME. 

of 300 Dollars, 
200 Ditto 
70 Ditto 
25 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
5 Ditto 
4 Ditto 
3 Ditto 
First drawn, 
Last drawn, 



i Prize 

i Ditto 

4 Ditto 

8 Ditto 

20 Ditto 

40 Ditto 

50 Ditto 

2242 Ditto 



is 
is 

are 
are 
are 
are 
are 
are 



2366 Prizes, 
3190 Blanks 



300 

200 

280 

200 

200 

200 

200 

6726 

14 

14 



5556 Tickets, at i dollar and a half each, is 8334 
Not one blank and a half to a prize. The New York 
Journal; or The General Advertiser, No. 1553, October 
8, 1772. 

ROAD LOTTERY, 
To the Public and Gentlemen Adventurers therein : 

This Lottery is to be drawn at Mr. Elsworth's, at 
Powles Hook, in the Month of December next, the par- 
ticular Day will be made known before drawing; as about 
one Half the Tickets are already disposed of, it is deter- 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 269 

mined on to be drawn then, without fail, as some particu- 
lar Gentlemen of New Jersey have interested themselves 
in disposing of the Tickets, and what may remain unsold 
then, will be drawn on the Risk of the Road. Tickets to 
be had of Mr. Nathan Smith, Merchant, and of Mr. Els- 
worth, at Powles Hook. Any Gentleman willing to pro- 
mote said lottery, can be supplied with Tickets, by send- 
ing their Orders to the above Gentlemen by the Albany 
Post, who will do it gratis. 

N. B. The Prises to be paid by Persons disposing of 
the Tickets, who are to retain the Money in their Hands 
for that Purpose, and the Profits of said Lottery to be 
divided in Proportion to the Tickets sold in the four Coun- 
ties of Bergen, Orange, Ulster and Albany, and the Money 
lodged in the folio-wing Gentlemen's Hands for that Pur- 
pose, who will see that it is well laid out on the Post Road. 
For Bergen County, Messrs. Verdine Elsworth, and Na- 
than Smith, for Orange, Samuel Brunson, Esq; Ulster, 
Capt. John Snyder, Esq; Albany, Rutger Bleeker, Esq. 
To be drawn under the Inspection of a Number of repu- 
table Gentlemen, and after drawing, the fortunate Num- 
bers published in this Paper. The New-York Gazette, or 
The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1539, October 12, 1772. 

Swedesborough, West New- Jersey Oct. 5, 1772. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from his bail, the Subscriber, on Sunday 
the 4th of this instant, in the evening, a certain WILLIAM 
HOOD, by trade a taylor, about five feet ten inches high, 
short blackish hair, of a dark complexion, and of an agree- 
able speech and aspect. Had on and took with him, a 
light coloured German serge jacket; an under jacket of 
red flannel, much worn; a pair of linen striped blue and 
white trowsers, much worn, and under them a pair of 
German serge breeches ; a pair of pumps, about half worn ; 



270 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

rib'd worsted stockings, brown and white mixed, and a 
beaver hat, very old. As the Subscriber is bail for this 
person in a large sum, and also at the time of absconding 
robbed him of about eight pounds, in the following money, 
viz. a five pound bill, two ten shilling bills, a fifteen shil- 
ling bill, two five shilling bills, one dollar, and the rest in 
small money. It is hoped that those circumstances will 
induce many to endeavor to apprehend him, and the above 
reward shall be paid, on securing him in any of his Maj- 
esty's goals, giving notice thereof, so that he may be 
brought to justice, and the cash recovered again, by 

ABRAHAM KEEN. 

N. B. It is supposed that he is gone towards East- 
Jersey, or Charles Read's iron works. 

PHILADELPHIA, October 12. On Tuesday last was held 
in this city, the anniversary meeting of the CORPORATION 
for the Relief of [he Widows and Children of Clergymen 
in Communion with the Church of England, in AMERICA : 
And, on the Thursday following, the CORPORATION hav- 
ing previously assembled at the President's house, went 
in procession to CHRIST'S CHURCH, where an excellent 
Sermon upon the occasion, was preached by the Rev. 
President, Dr. PETERS, from Rom. xii. 6, 7, 8. The audi- 
ence were entertained with several solemn pieces of music, 
well adapted, and performed with great judgment. The 
generous collection made in the church, for the benevolent 
purposes of this humane and truly charitable institution, 
amounted to near . 130. The Honourable Richard Penn, 
Esq ; Governor of this Province, and his Excellency Will- 
iam Franklin, Esq ; Governor of New- Jersey, Members of 
this Society, with a large number of Gentlemen, Clergy, 
and Ladies of the first distinction, were pleased to honour 
the solemnity with their presence. The whole service was 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

conducted with the greatest propriety, and gave universal 
satisfaction. 



The fair at Princeton, will be held on Wednesday and 
Thursday the 2ist and 22d of this instant. 

West New- Jersey, Gloucester, Oct. 10, 1772. 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the Creditors of 
JOHN FOREST, jun. now confined in the county goal of 
Gloucester, that pursuant to an insolvent act of this prov- 
ince, the Court have appointed the nth day of November 
next, for the creditors of the said John Forrest, to shew 
cause, if any they have, why an assignment of his estate 
and effects should not be then made, and his body dis- 
charged from confinement. The Pennsylvania Packet, 
and the General Advertiser, No. 51, October 12, 1772. 

PRINCE-TOWN, New-Jersey, October 6. 

On Monday the 28th ult. the Grammar School in Nas- 
sau-Hall was examined, and the Scholars acquitted them- 
selves greatly to the Satisfaction of the Gentlemen who 
were pleased to attend. The Senior Class, ten in Number, 
were admitted into the Freshman Class in the College. 
In the Evening the Class performed a dramatic Piece in 
Latin, before a numerous and learned Audience. 

On Tuesday the 29th, voluntary Competitions for Pre- 
miums, among the Students of the College in several 
Branches of Learning, were attended in the publick Li- 
brary by a very respectable Number of Gentlemen of Let- 
ters, and Graduates from different Colleges. Seven judges 
were elected to decide in each Competition. 

In "reading English" the highest Premium was ad- 
judged to Belcher Peartree Smith, from Elizabeth-Town, 
New- Jersey, of the Junior Class ; the next to John Bay- 



272 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

ard Rodgers, from New-York, of the Freshman; the third 
to John Smith, from Pennsylvania, of the Junior. 

In "reading Latin and Greek," the first Premium was 
adjudged to Samuel Waugh, from Pennsylvania; the sec- 
ond to John Witherspoon, of Princetown; the third to 
John Smith, all of the Junior Class. 

In "translating from English into Latin," the first to 
Samuel Waugh, the second to Isaac Keith, the third to 
Daniel Martin ; the two latter from Pennsylvania, and of 
the Freshman Class. 

In "speaking Latin," the first to Isaac Keith, the second 
to John Blair, from Ulster County, New- York, the third 
to Charles Lee, from Virginia, all of the Freshman Class. 

In "pronouncing Pieces from the Stage," the highest 
Premium was adjudged to Jonathan Mason from Boston, 
New England, of the Sophomore Class ; the next to Bel- 
cher Peartree Smith; the third to Charles Lee. 

Mr. Thomas Kittera, of Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, was pleaged liberally to present two Premiums of 
considerable Value confined to the Freshman Class : The 
first to be given to the Boy who should discover "the best 
Acquaintance with Latin Grammar," the second to "the 
best Scholar in English Grammar;" the first was ad- 
judged to Isaac Keith, the second to William Claypole, 
from Philadelphia. 

On Wednesday the 3Oth, the Anniversary Commence- 
ment was held in the Church. 

At 10 o'Clock, the Assembly being seated, the Presi- 
dent introduced the Business of the Day with Prayer; 
after which Mr. Grier delivered a salutatory Oration, "De 
Utilitate Scientiarum excolendarum." 

Mr. Fithian then supposed 1 this Thesis, "Political Jeal- 
ousy is a laudable Passion," and was opposed by Mr. Alex- 
ander. 

* Supported. 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 273 

To this succeeded an Oration on ''Castle building," 
pronounced by Mr. Burr. 

The next Exercise was on a Dispute upon this Propo- 
sition, "A mixed Monarchy is the best Form of Govern- 
ment;" Mr. Hunter defended it, and Mr. Luckey opposed 
him. 

An Oration on "Passive Obedience an 2 Non-Resist- 
ance," delivered by Mr. Reese, concluded the Business of 
the Forenoon. 

At 3 o'Clock in the Afternoon, when the Assembly 
were again seated, Mr. Linn delivered an Oration on 
"Independance of Spirit." 

The following Thesis was then maintained by Mr. 
Finley, ''Amor Patriae non debet Virtus haberi, nisi ad 
Benevolentiam ergo Universes referatur," and was op- 
posed by Mr. Keith. 

After this a Dialogue on "the proper Employment of 
the Time of Youth," composed by a Graduate of the Col- 
lege, was spoken by Messrs. Evans, Finley, and Hodge. 

The n^xt in Order was an Oration on "the Advantages 
of political Liberty," pronounced by Mr. Eckley. 

Mr. Burnet, a Candidate for the second Degree in the 
Arts, then delivered an Oration on "the Principles of 
Criticism and Taste;" and Mr. Davenport, 1 another Can- 
didate for the second Degree, an Oration on "the Influence 
which Success has in fixing the general Estimation of the 
Merit of Actions." 

The President then conferred the Degree of B. A. on 
the following young Gentlemen, Alumni of the College, 
Isaac Alexander, Moses Allen, Robert Archibald, Will- 
iam Bradford", Andrew Bryan, Aaron Burr, John Debowe, 
Joseph Eckley, Israel Evans, Ebenezer Finley, Philip 

*And. 

1 John iDavenport, of the Class of 1769. See N. J. Archives. 26:521. 

18 



274 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Fithian, James Grier, Andrew Hodge, Andrew Hunter, 
Robert Keith, William Linn, William Smith Livingston, 
Samuel Maccorkle, John Macmillan, Oliver Reese, James 
Templeton. 2 

2 The following biographical sketches of the Class of 1772 are for the 
most part condensed from S. D. Alexander's "Princeton College during 
the Eighteenth Century": 

ISAAC ALEXANDER, one of the Mecklenburg family of Alexanders, 
after graduating, returned to North Carolina and entered upon the 
study of medicine. 

MOSES ALLEN was born in Northampton, Mass. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, February 1, 1774. On March 10, 
1775, he was ordained near Charleston, South Carolina, and installed as 
pastor of an Independent Church at Pappetaw. In 1777 he resigned his 
charge and removed to Liberty County, Georgia, where he took charge 
of the Midway Presbyterian Church; but the next year his congre- 
gation was dispersed and his church burned. He thereupon entered 
the army as chaplain. At the capture of Savannah he was taken 
prisoner, and being obnoxious to the enemy, on account of his 
patriotic exhortations from the pulpit, and his animated exertions in 
the field, he was confined closely in a prison-ship. Wearied with his 
confinement for weeks in that loathsome place, he determined to es- 
cape by swimming, but was drowned in the attempt, on the night of 
February 8, 1779. 

ROBERT ARCHIBALD, after leaving Princeton, studied medicine 
and later theology, and was licensed by the Presbytery of Orange, 
Va., in the autumn of 1775. He was ordained and installed pastor of 
Rocky River Presbyterian Church, North Carolina, October 7, 1778, and 
continued to hold this office till he was brought into difficulties foi 
preaching erroneous doctrines, about the year 1792, for which, in 
1794, he was suspended from the work of the ministry, and, in 1797, 
was solemnly deposed. 

WILLIAM BRADFORD, a grandson of William Bradford, the cele- 
brated printer of Philadelphia, and son of Colonel William Bradford of 
the Revolutionary Army, was born in Philadelphia, September 14, 
1755. He remained a year in Princeton after graduating, studying 
theology with Dr. Witherspoon. On returning to his home, he read 
law in the office of Edward Shippen; but the Revolution commencing, 
he joined the army, and rose to the rank of Colonel, which he was 
compelled to resign in April, 1779, on account of ill health. Returning 
to the study of law, he was admitted to the Bar in the same year, 
and settled in Yorktown, Pennsylvania. His marked ability soon at- 
tracted attention, and in 1780, when but twenty-three years of age, he 
was appoirted Attorney-General of the State. He held this position 
for eleven years, when, on the 22d of August, 1791, he was elevated to 
the Supreme Bench of Pennsylvania. This office he filled until 1794, 
when he was appointed by Washington Attorney-General of the 
United States, in which office he remained until his death, which oc- 
curred August 23, 1795, at Rose Hill, near Philadelphia. Judge Brad- 
ford married a daughter of Elias Boudinot in 1782. 

AARON BURR was the son of President Burr, and the grandson of 
President Edwards. In 1775 he joined the army at Cambridge, and 
accompanied Arnold in his expedition against Quebec. In 1779. with 
the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he retired from military life. In 1782 
he commenced the practice of law at Albany, but soon removed to New 
York City. From 1791 to 1797 he was a member of the Senate of the 
United States. He and Jefferson had each seventy-three votes for 
President of the United States in 1800. On the thirty-sixth ballot in 
the House of Representatives Jefferson was elected, and Burr be- 
came Vice President. On the llth of July, 1804. he mortally wounded 
Alexander Hamilton in a duel. In 1807 Mr. Burr was arrested for 
high treason, and was tried in Richmond and acquitted. Luther 
Martin, of the class of 1766. a personal friend, was one of his counsel. 
The remainder of Mr. Burr's life was passed principally in New York 
in comparative obscurity and neglect. He died September 14, 1836, and 
was buried at Princeton, near the grave of his father. 

JOHN DEBOW received his license from the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick in 1773, and soon after removed to North Carolina, where 






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And the Degree of M. A. on the following Gentlemen, 
Alumni of the College, John Beatty, Matthias Burnet, 
John Davenport, James Linn, Thomas Melville, Samuel 
Smith, William Wilcocks. 

he was ordained and installed pastor of a Presbyterian Church at 
Hawflelds in 1776. Here he remained until his death, which occurred 
September 17, 1782. 

JOSEPH ECKLEY was born in the city of London. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New York May 7, 1776. In 1779 he was ordained 
pastor of the Old South Church, Boston, where he remained until his 
death in April. 1811. His alma mater conferred upon him the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity about 1787. 

ISRAEL EVANS was the son of the Rev. Samuel Evans, licensed by 
Philadelphia Presbytery in 1741; and was a grandson of the Rev. David 
Evans, a native of Wales, who graduated at Yale in 1713, and was 
ordained in 1714. Mr. Evans was ordained by the First Presbytery of 
Philadelphia in 1776, and immediately entered upon his duties as 
Chaplain in the American Army, serving from 1777 till the close of 
the war as Chaplain to the New Hampshire Brigade, and by means 
of this connection, he was introduced to the Church in Concord, New 
Hampshire, of which he became pastor July 1, 1789, his classmate, 
Joseph Eckley, preaching his installation sermon. He resigned this 
charge in July, 1797, but continued to reside in Concord, where he died 
March 9, 1807. [Hertman's Register says that Israel Evans was Chap- 
lain 1st New York, 3d August, 1775; Chaplain 2d New York 21st No- 
vember, 1776; Brigade Chaplain, 5th January, 1778; retired 1st August, 
1780; and see N. Y. Col. Docs., XV., 527, 186; and N. Y. Rev. MSS. II., 
9, 29, 31, 44. This was doubtless a different man from the New Hamp- 
shire Chaplain.] He received from Gen. Washington a complimentary 
letter for a sermon he preached at Valley Forge Dec. 18, 1777, to Gen. 
Poor's Brigade, of which he was Chaplain, says Sparks. 

EBENEZER F1NLEY, the eldest son of President Finley, studied 
medicine, and became a highly respectable physician in Charleston, 
South Carolina. 

PHILIP VICARS FITHIAN was born in Cumberland County, New 
Jersey. In connection with his classmate, Andrew Hunter, and -about 
forty other young patriots, he assisted in the destruction of a cargo 
of tea at Greenwich, New Jersey, on the evening of November 22, 
1774. Mr. Fithian was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Phila- 
delphia in 1775. For some time he labored as a missionary under the 
direction of the Presbytery, and then entered the army as Chaplain. 
At the battle of White Plains he fought in the ranks. He died in 
1776 from disease contracted in camp. Mr. Fithian was never or- 
dained. A volume of his "Journal and Letters, 1767-1774," was pub- 
lished by the Princeton Historical Association in 1900. 

JAMES GRIER, a native of Bucks County, Pa., graduated with the 
highest honors of his class, and acted as tutor for about a year. He 
was licensed by the First Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1775, and or- 
dained and installed as pastor of Deep Run Presbyterian Church, 
Pennsylvania, in 1776, where he remained until his death, November 
19, 1791. 

ANDREW HODGE was the son of Andrew Hodge, a wealthy mer- 
chant 'of Philadelphia. After graduating, he commenced the study of 
law in the office of Governor Reed. He was thus engaged at the open- 
ing of the Revolution, when his patriotism led him to join the First 
City Troop of Philadelphia, which participated in the battle of Trenton. 
Shortly before the close of the war he engaged in commercial business 
with his younger brother, Hugh, until 1783. when the firm was dis- 
solved. He continued in business until about 1806, when the embargo 
and his impaired health caused him to retire from active life. He 
resided partly in Philadelphia and partly in Susquehanna County, 
Pennsylvania, until his death, which occurred in May, 1835. 

ANDREW HUNTER, the son of a British officer, was born in Vir- 
ginia. For a sketch of the Rev. Andrew Hunter, see N. J. Archives, 
Second Series, III., 109. 

ROBERT KEITH, a native of Pennsylvania, studied theology after 
his graduation, and was licensed by the First Presbytery of Phila- 



276 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Archibald Gamble, B. A. of Philadelphia College, was 
admitted ad eundem in this College. 

John Hotchkiss, M. A. of Yale College, and Harvard 
College ad eundem. 

delphia about 1775, and for some time acted as a missionary in Penn- 
sylvania and Virginia. In 1779 he was ordained, and received the ap- 
pointment of Chaplain in the Army, serving during the whole war. 
Mr. Keith was never permanently settled over a congregation. He 
died in 1784. 

WILLIAM LINN was born in Shippensburg, Pa., in 1752. Soon after 
being licensed, he entered the American army as chaplain. In 1784 
he was Rector of an academy in Somerset County, Md., where he ac- 
quired a high reputation as a teacher and scholar. In 1786 he removed 
to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and became pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in that place. He remained here but a few months, as in the 
November after his settlement he received and accepted a call to the 
Reformed Dutch Church of the City of New York. In consequence of 
declining health, which it was supposed a change of air might benefit, 
he removed to Albany, where he died in January, 1808. 

WILLIAM SMITH LIVINGSTON, a son of Robert James Living- 
ston, was commissioned Major of Lasher's Regiment, New York 
Militia, July, 1776; Aide-de-camp to Gen. Greene, 12th August, 1776, to 
14th January, 1777; Lieutenant Colonel of Webb's Additional Conti- 
nental Regiment, 1st January, 1777; retired 10th October, 1778. Hcit- 
man's Register. He then studied law and was admitted an attorney of 
the Supreme Court of New Jersey at the April Term, 1780. After- 
wards he practised law in the City of New York. 

GEORGE LUCKEY was a native of Faggs Manor. Pa. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle in 1776, and was ordained 
and settled as pastor of Bethel and Centre Churches. Hartford County. 
Md., where he preached until 1799, when he resigned. He died at 
Bethel, probably in 1819, as his name disappears from the roll of Synod 
in that year. 

SAMUEL EUSEBIUS MACCORKLE was born in Lancaster County. 
Pa., August 23, J746. His parents removed to North Carolina when 
he was quite young, and he was prepared for college by Rev. David 
Caldwell, of the Class of 1761. After graduating, he studied theoloey 
with his maternal uncle, the Rev. Joseph Montgomery, of the Class of 
1755, and was licensed by the Presbytery of New York in 1774. For 
two years he labored as a missionary in Virginia, and in 1776 re- 
turned to North Carolina, and on the 2d of August, 1777, was installed 
pastor of the church at Thyatira, where he remained until his death, 
January 21, 1811. 

JOHN McMILLAN, a native of Chester County, Pa., became one 
of the most eminent founders of the Presbyterian Church in the 
Western country. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle, 
Del., October 26, 1774. In 1775 he made a missionary tour through 
the Valley of Virginia, enduring much privation and meeting many 
difficulties. He made a second tour to the same region in 1776. 
Crossing into Western Pennsylvania, he was ordained and settled as 
pastor of the Congregations of Chartiers and Pigeon Creek, where oc- 
curred some of the most remarkable revivals in the history of the 
Church. Mr. McMillan very early turned his attention to the educa- 
tion of young men for the ministry. He started a school within a 
year after he removed his family to the West. In 1791. his school 
became merged with an academy at Cannonsburg, which in time be- 
came Jefferson College. 

OLIVER REESE was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick 
in 1774, and in 1775 was ordained and settled as pastor of Wilton 
Presbyterian Church in South Carolina. The congregation seem to 
have rejoiced in securing him as their pastor in those troublous times. 
But his connexion with them, and his work on earth were alike brief. 
He died either in the same year or the succeeding one. 

JAMES TEMPLETON received his license from the Presbytery of 
Hanover, Va., October 26. 1775. soon after which he removed to North 
Carolina.' In 1794 he became stated supply of Nazareth Church in 
South Carolina, and continued so for nearly eight years. In 1797 he 
was at the head of the "Philanthropic Society," organized with the 
view of advancing and perpetuating an academy of South Carolina, in 
1797. 



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Andrew Oliver, Esq; M. A. of Harvard College, ad 
eundem in this College. 

The Revd. Thomas Reid, of Newark, B. A. of Phila- 
delphia, to the Degree of M. A. in this College. 

David Rittenhouse, M. A. of Philadelphia College, ad 
eundem in this College. 

The Revd. Henry Hunter, of London, M. A. to the 
Degree of Doctor in Divinity. 

The Revd. John Adam, of Greenoch, in North Britain, 
M. A. to the Degree of Doctor in Divinity. 

Mr. Bradford then pronounced a valedictory Oration, 
on "The Disadvantages of an unequal Distribution of 
Property in a State;" and the President concluded the 
whole with Prayer. 

The Exercises both of the Forenoon and Afternoon, 
were preceded and closed with vocal Musick, by a select 
Number of the Students. 

The Assembly was numerous, learned and polite, con- 
sisting of Persons of Rank and Fortune, from almost all 
Provinces on the Continent, some of the most distant; 
and who will, doubtless, do Justice to the real Merit of 
the Speakers, and the present State of the College, which 
is truly flourishing. 1 

To the PRINTER of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE. 

SIR, 

THE important consequences which result from the 
cultivation of the youthful mind, render it an object 
worthy our strictest attention and watchfulness. On the 
method of conducting the education of our children 
depend, in a great measure, their future characters, as 

*In The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1094, October 12, 
1772; The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2286, October 14, 1772; The Pennsyl- 
vania Packet, and the General Advertiser, No. 52, October 19, 1772; The 
Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Advertiser, No. 1558, October 14, 1772; 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 301, October 10- 
17, 1772; The New fork Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1541, October 
26, 1772; The New York Journal, or The General Advertiser, No. 1555, Octo- 
ber 22. 1772. 



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obedient sons, just and useful citizens, and upright 
Christians. Every member therefore of society is 
interested in its execution, and has a right to offer his 
sentiments with candour and modesty; to propose and 
commend what appears salutary, and to detect and oppose 
whatever he conceives pernicious in any publicly adopted 
method of instruction. 

The author of this letter, tho' he has not himself 
enjoyed the benefits of an acedemical education, was ever 
a zealous friend to well-regulated Seminaries, and enter- 
tains the hope that his children will hereafter reap some 
of their advantages. For these reasons he cannot forbear 
mentioning what appeared to him improprieties in a late 
public exhibition at a neighboring Seminary; in order 
that, if they are real they may be removed, or, if only 
apparent, that his prejudices may be obviated. Attending 
at a late commencement, he, with many others, was sur- 
prised to hear^ most of the young Gentlemen discussing, 
in their performances, the most perplexing political topics. 
The most difficult and knotty questions, relating to the 
British constitution, were solved in a jerk; and one 
Orator, in particular, showed us, that he was better ac- 
quainted with the nature of the disturbances in Ireland, 
than the Ministry itself. I could almost have persuaded 
myself that I was within a circle of vociferous politicians 
at Will's coffee-house, instead of being surrounded with 
the meek disciples of wisdom, in the calm shades of 
academic retirement. Institutions of this sort I always 
understood, were intended to enable our youth, by giving 
them a general view of the intellectual world, to apply 
themselves, with steadiness, ease and success to the 
acquirement of such knowledge as is necessary to their 
figuring with utility and lustre, in any of the learned de- 
partments in society. 



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To attain a competent acquaintance with classic lore, 
with the constitution and revolutions of ancient states, 
with the manners and customs and the philosophical 
tenets of antiquity, with the mathematics, and natural 
history, to gain a knowledge of the opperations of their 
own minds, the leading principles of ethics, and an acute- 
ness in distinguishing truth from falshood, and to accus- 
tom them to compose with accuracy and elegancy, and to 
speak properly and persuasively these I conceive are the 
peculiar objects of academical education; and these are 
abundantly sufficient to engross the scanty term of a 
collegiate life. An examination of questions which relate 
to the British constitution, or to the present circumstances 
of the nation, must be highly unseasonable, as it diverts 
the attention of Students from subjects necessary for 
their inquiry, and either leads them to speak of what they 
know not, or engages them in investigations which are 
beyond the sphere and remote from the views of 
academical education. To determine the propriety of a 
public measure generally requires an eminence in knowl- 
edge which the unfledged wings of youth cannot soar to, 
and a comprehensive view of numerous circumstances, 
important principles and perplexed tracts, which their 
feeble unpurged eyes cannot take in. 

As I would not choose that my son's mind should be 
imbued, at an Academy, with the peculiar opinions of any 
religious sect, or be entangled in any of the controversies 
of Theology, before he was furnish'd with abilities and 
rules to enable him to form a proper judgment of them; 
so neither would I be willing that he should be nurtured 
in the dogmas of any political party, or attempt to canvass 
the measures of administration, or declaim on the fitness 
of any statute, instead of employing his time in acquiring 
those general principles of government, which would 



280 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

enable him hereafter to study the constitution of his own 
country with advantage. 

Should it be said, that such a disorderly method of 
study is not countenanced at the College alluded to, it 
will then be difficult to show the propriety of exhibiting 
as fruits of their academical education (in which light the 
performances at a commencement are always considered) 
exotic productions which were never cultivated at the 
Seminary. 

It is also worthy of consideration, that the inhabitants 
of this country are composed of persons widely differing 
from each other in their religious and political principles. 
They will consequently look with a jealous eye on the 
slightest attempt to render the instruction at any 
Academy subservient to infuse into the minds of their 
children, sentiments contrary to their own. This circum- 
stance alone, will induce a wise preceptor to guard against 
any practice, which may present the smallest ground for 
such a suspicion!, and we especially wish that such a cau- 
tion may be maintained in a Seminary, which, by reason 
of the happiness of its situation, remote from scenes of 
temptation, is deemed by many to be best adapted for the 
education of youth. 

A FRIEND TO IMPARTIALITY. 

Lancaster October 19, 1772. 

Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 303. October 31, 
1772. 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court of 
Common Pleas, in and for the County of Somer- 
set, notice is hereby given to the Creditors of Daniel Mor- 
ris, jun. Edward Brown, and William Denis, three insol- 
vent Debtors, that having severally filed their Schedules, 
and complied with the Directions of the late Act of the 
Governor, Council, and General Assembly of the Prov- 



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ince of New-Jersey, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of 
insolvent Debtors, that the said Creditors do appear at 
the Court-House of said County, on the I3th Day of No- 
vember next, at Two o' Clock in the Afternoon, before 
two of the Judges of the said Court, to shew Cause, if 
any they have, why the said Daniel Morris, Edward 
Brown, and William Denis, should not be discharged 
agreeable to the Directions of the said Act. 

To BE RUN FOR, 

OVER a beautiful fine course lately made at Acquack- 
ennock bridge, near Timothy Day's, on Thursday 
the 22d day of October inst. a purse of Ten Pounds, free 
for any horse, mare or gelding not more than half blood; 
the two best of three two mile heats ; each horse to carry 
8 stone 7 pounds; not less than three reputed running 
horses to start for the said purse. The horses to be en- 
tered with Timothy Day, the day before running, paying 
Twelve Shillings entrance, or double at the stake. Proper 
judges (gentlemen of good repute) will be chosen and 
appointed to determine any dispute that may arise in the 
said race. The entrance money to be run for the next 
day, by all except the winning and the distanced horses. 
To start at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. 

N. B. If rainy weather that day, the next day the 
horses positively to start. 

House of Assembly, New-Jersey, Sept. 7th, 1772. 

THE petition of Jacob Kemper, an insolvent debtor, 
praying a law for his relief, &c. was read the second 
time: On the Question, 

ORDERED, That he have leave to bring in a bill at 

the next sessions, (unless cause shewn to the contrary) 

and that the petitioner publish a copy of this order in the 

public news papers, six weeks before the next sessions. 

A true copy, JONATHAN DEARE, Clk. The New York 



282 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1094, October 12, 
1772. 

We are informed that by an Act of the Legislature of 
New-Jersey, passed at Perth-Amboy on the 26th of Sep- 
tember last, there are not to be any more Fairs held in the 
city of Burlington, Princeton or the township of Wind- 
sor. 1 

Once more the Fair at Princeton will be held on Wed- 
nesday and Thursday, the 2ist, and 22d of this instant, 
October. 

New-Brunswick, October n, 1772. 
IT is my endeavours to make the troops under my com- 
mand behave as British soldiers ought to do, not only 
honestly, but to look on the inhabitants as their fellow 
subjects, and treat them with civility; this is a great re- 
straint upon bad men, who desert to be more at their lib- 
erty. I therefore beg the favour of all his Majesty's 
good subjects, that they will lend their assistance in the 
apprehending of THOMAS PRISLEY, HENRY BAKER, 
THOMAS RUSSELL, and PHILLIP SCHRYER, who have 
deserted from the four companies under my command, 
besides being obliged to those who lend their assistance; 
every person who gives such information to any party of 
his Majesty's troops, so that any of the said deserters 
shall by them be apprehended, shall, for each of the said 
deserters so apprehended, receive a reward of TWENTY 
SHILLINGS Sterling, to be paid by me: And whoever 
brings any of the said deserters to me, or delivers him or 
them to any commissioned or non-commissioned Officer 
of the King's troops, shall, for each so brought, receive 
a reward of FORTY SHILLINGS Sterling. 

Gavin Cochrane, Capt. Com. 

Of Royal American ist Battalion. 

1 The act in question is published in Allinson's Laws. 383. 



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TO BE SOLD, 

A LOT OF LAND, in the township of Springfield, in Bur- 
lington county, containing about 15 acres; on which is a 
good dwelling-house lately finished, stable, chair-house, 
garden, orchard, &c. Also, a Store, Pork-House, and 
Smoke-House, conveniently situated for trade, there being 
no store within several miles, and where a great quantity 
of pork may be taken in. For terms apply to WILLIAM 

DILLWYN, WILL. LOVET SMITH, Or JOSEPH SMITH, who 

have also for sale, The Dwelling-House, Stores, and 
Wharf, situated on Water-street, between Race and Arch- 
streets in Philadelphia, now in the tenure of Jonathan 
Smith, and James and Drinker. October 14. 

BY the Executors of ADAM HOOPS, late of Bucks 
County, deceased, will be sold peremptorily at PUBLIC 
VENDUE, on the premises, the loth day of November 
next, 

A PLANTATION known by the name of Summerseat, 
situated near (below) the Falls of Trenton, in the county 
of Bucks bounded eastward by the river Delaware, 29 
miles from Philadelphia, and near the post road from 
that city to New- York, containing 224 acres or there- 
abouts, of which 125 are cleared and under good fence, 
including about 40 acres of meadow and two young or- 
chards. There is a large, commodious and well-finished 
brick house, a stone barn, stable and coach-house, with 
several other offices erected on the premises. The situa- 
tion of this place is one of the most desirable on the river 
Delaware; the house stands on an eminence, from whence 
there is a fine prospect of the river, Trenton and Borden- 
town : It lies at the head of the tide- water, where large 
shallops load: It is a place famous for rock and perch 
fishing, and in the season for great quantities of shad, 
herring and sturgeon. ROBERT HOOPES, who lives on 



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the premises, or in his absence, DANIEL CLARK, will at- 
tend any gentleman who may incline to view the same 
before the day of sale. 
October 14. 

Elizabeth Hoops, Executrix. 

Robert Hoops ) ^ 

David Hoops ( 

The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1558, October 14, 1772. 

THE Creditors of JACOB HARMES, of Alloway's Creek, 
are desired to meet me at the House of JOSEPH BURROWS, 
Esq; in Salem, on Monday, the second Day of November, 
and bring in their Accounts, in order to receive their equal 
Dividend; those that fail to meet then, will lose their 
Share. 

SAMUEL OAKFORD, Assignee 

Allen-Town, New-Jersey, Oct. 10, 1772 
The subscriber tdlces this method to inform the PUBLIC, 
and his Customers in particular, that he has rented the 
FULLING-MILL in Allen-Town, and proposes carrying on 
the Fulling Business in all its various Branches, in a more 
extensive manner than has been formerly done. The 
Public may depend on having their Work done in the 
most speedy and neatest manner, as the said Mill and 
Works are all entirely new. 

N. B. The subscriber proposes taking Wheat, Rye, 
Indian-corn, Buck-wheat, or Sifted Ashes as Cash, at the 
Market Prices. 

LUKE STOREY 

On the third Instant was interred at Burlington, after 
a solemn Meeting on that Occasion, ELIZABETH SMITH, 
in whom were happily united many pious Excellencies, 
and by a steady Conformity to the divine Will, she be- 



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came eminently distinguished; being deep in Council, 
sound in Judgment, awful her Manners, refined her Sen- 
timents, and graceful her Deportment. She passed 
through a large Share, of bodily Affliction with great 
Patience and Stability, having a Foretaste of that Joy 
which is unspeakable and full of Glory. 

See the glad Soul borne on some Cherub's Wing, 
Attend the Throne of her celestial King! 
To claim the promis'd Palm in Jesus' Name, 
And join in Worship with a Seraph's Flame. 

Salem County, West New Jersey, Oct. 10, 1772. 
WHEREAS MARCEY ELWELL, my Wife, hath eloped 
from me, and I am apprehensive that she will run me in 
Debt; therefore, this is to forewarn all Persons, not to 
trust her on my Account, as I am determined not to pay 
any Debts of her contracting, after the Date hereof. 

JOHN ELWELL 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2286, October 14, 
1772. 

THE MEMBERS of the NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SOCIETY, 
are desired to meet on the loth Day of November next, 
at the House of JACOB HYER, in PRINCETON. The Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 302, 
October 17-24, 1772. 

f^IT* We are obliged to defer the Account of the Com- 
mencement at Princeton College till our next, for Want 
of Room. 

To be sold at Public V endue, on Wednesday the iSth 

Day of November next. 

Two valuable Lots of Land, in Sussex County, at the 
Head of Pequest, in West New Jersey, being Part of 



286 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Brearley's Tract, and the Property of Benjamin Brear- 
ley, deceased. Each Lot contains about 197 Acres each, 
near one Half Meadow Ground, and the Whole unim- 
proved. The Vendue to begin at Ten o'Clock in the 
Forenoon, at the House of Elijah Allen, near the said 
Land, where the Conditions will be made known, by 

John Brearley, \ ~. 
George Rozeil, \ ilxecu1 

THIS is to inform the PUBLIC, that the Stage from 
Burlington to Am boy, (formerly kept by Mr. Joseph 
Haight) is now continued by the subscriber, who has fur- 
nished himself with complete setts of horses, and a care- 
ful waggoner; he will be much obliged to all Ladies and 
Gentlemen travelling to and from New- York, Philadel- 
phia, &c. to favour him with their custom, as they may 
depend upon being used in the best manner, and conveyed 
to their journey's end with the greatest safety and dis- 
patch. 

The Boats set off from the Crooked Billet Wharf in 
Philadelphia, every Sunday morning; and the Passengers 
embark in the waggons the Monday following, and are 
conveyed to Amboy the same day, where there is excel- 
lent accommodations, and a boat ready to carry them to 
New York. The waggon returns again on Tuesday to 
Burlington, where the boat receives them and carries them 
to Philadelphia. The Boat again sets off from Philadel- 
phia on Wednesday, and the waggon on Thursday, and 
so to continue. 

The best attendance will be given by the Burlington 
stage boatmen, whose boats have excellent accommoda- 
tions, and the People extremely careful. All favours will 
be gratefully acknowledged, by the Public's humble ser- 
vant, JOSEPH FOLWELL. 

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modious and shorter than the others, is this, let the wind 
be in what corner it will, the distance by water is so short, 
you are always sure of getting to Philadelphia in one tide. 
The New-York Gazette, or the Weekly Post-Boy, No. 
1540, October 19, 1772. 

STRAYED from the subscribers, living at Cohansie- 
Bridge, on the twenty-fourth day of September last, a 
Bay HORSE, about ten years old, a natural trotter, with 
some white spots on his back; also a white spot on his 
nigh shoulder, marked with the crupper on the back : Bred 
in Amwell, Hunterdon County, about fifteen miles above 
Trenton, and was seen going that way with a yoke on. 
Also, went with him, a black yearling FILLEY, of a large 
growth, and a natural trotter. Whoever takes up said 
HORSES, so that the owners may have them again, shall 
be well rewarded, and reasonable charges paid, by 

Cohansie-Bridge, N. Jersey, ALEX. MOORE, 

October 10, 1772. JAMES BOYD, 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

BROKE out of Trenton Gaol, the 1 7th of September last, 
a Dutchman, named JOHN MIERS, and sometimes calls 
himself MICHAEL MILLER, about 5 feet 6 inches high, has 
black hair; had on when he went away a swankin jacket, 
tow trowsers, old shirt, and a pair of old pumps with 
plated buckles. Also a Negro man named SAM, about 
6 feet high, of a down look, and yellowish complexion; 
who had on a yellow jacket, tow shirt and trowsers : Said 
slave was formerly the property of Joseph Colder, but 
lately purchased by Doctor William Briant, near Trenton. 
Whoever secures the said two men in any of his Maj- 
esty's Gaols, shall receive the above Reward, or THIRTY 
SHILLINGS for either, paid by JAMES STOUT, Gaoler. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1559, October 21, 1772. 



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To be SOLD, by the SUBSCRIBER, 

A PLANTATION, situate in the township of Chester, in 
the county of Burlington, New-Jersey, lying on Rancocus- 
creek, about 2 miles from the mouth of said creek, 5 miles 
from Burlington, and 12 from Philadelphia, containing 
1 80 acres of land, 20 whereof are rich mowable meadow, 
well banked in, besides 5 or 6 acres of clover meadow; 
there are on said plantation a good dwelling-house, with 
4 rooms on the lower floor, and 3 above, a good cellar, 
paved with stone, a kitchen adjoining said house, and a 
well of good water at the door, and also a good barn and 
stables, and other out-houses, a very convenient spring, 
with a milk-house over the same, very suitable for a dairy ; 
a large bed of asparagus, a good garden and yard, boarded 
in, a young thriving orchard, containing 200 apple-trees; 
also a peach orchard, containing near 100 trees, besides a 
number of cherry and other fruit trees; about 70 acres 
of said land cleared, fit for the plough, and very con- 
venient for raising market truck; the rest is woodland. 
It is thought the place is very suitable for a country seat, 
as the purchaser may have the advantage of attending it, 
either by land or water. There is a grist-mill and saw- 
mill, within a mile and half of the said land. For further 
particulars, enquire of the subscriber, living on the afore- 
mentioned premises. 

JOHN ENGLE. 

STRAYED or STOLEN from the subscriber, living in 
Knowlton township, and county of Sussex, in West New- 
Jersey, Two sorrel HORSES, the one a dark sorrel, about 
14 hands high, branded with I. C. on the near shoulder, a 
heavy well set horse, and natural pacer, with a small star 
on the forehead, and a snip on the nose. The other ii 
bright sorrel, with a blaze down the forehead, a middling 
well set horse, about 13^2 hands high, a natural trotter. 



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branded with a stirrup iron on the near shoulder. Who- 
ever takes up the said horses, and secures them, so that the 
owner may get them again, shall have Thirty Shillings 
reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by me 

JACOB CUMMINS 

ADDRESS to the INHABITANTS of JAMAICA, and other 
WEST INDIA ISLANDS, in Behalf of the COLLEGE of NEW- 
JERSEY. 

GENTLEMEN, 

IT is unnecessary to begin this Address by a laboured 
Enconium on Learning in general, or the Importance of 
public Seminaries for the Instruction of Youth. Their 
Use in every Country; their Necessity in a new or rising 
Country; and, particularly the Influence of Science, in 
giving a proper Direction and full Force to Industry or 
Enterprize, are indeed so manifest, that they are either 
admitted by all, or the Exceptions are so few, as to be 
wholly unworthy of Regard. 

In a more private View, the Importance of Education 
is little less evident. It promotes Virtue and Happiness, 
as well as Arts and Industry. On this, as on the former, 
it is unnecessary to enlarge; only suffer me to make a 
Remark, not quite so common, that, if there is any just 
Comparison on this Subject, the Children of Persons in 
the higher Ranks of Life, and especially of those who, by 
their own Activity and Diligence, rise to Opulence, have, 
of all others the greatest Need of an early, prudent and 
well conducted Education. The Wealth to which they 
are born becomes often a dangerous Temptation, and the 
Station in which they enter upon Life, requires such Du- 
ties, as those of the finest Talents can scarcely be supposed 
capable of, unless they have been improved and cultivated 
with the utmost Care. 

Experience shows the Use of a liberal Education in 

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both these Views. It is generally a Preservative from 
Vices of a certain Class, by giving easy Access to more 
refined Pleasures, and inspiring the Mind with an Abhor- 
rence of low Riot, and Contempt for brutal Conversation. 
It is also of acknowledged Necessity to those, who do not 
wish to live for themselves alone, but would apply their 
Talents to the Service of the Public, and the Good of Man- 
kind. Education is therefore of equal Importance, .n 
order either to enjoy Life with Dignity and Elegance, or 
employ it to the Benefit of Society, in Offices of Power or 
Trust. 

But leaving these general Topics, or rather, taking it 
for granted that every Thing of this Kind is by intelligent 
Persons, especially Parents, both believed and felt, I pro- 
ceed to inform the Public, that it is intended to solicit 
Benefactions from the Wealthy and Generous, in Behalf 
of a College of considerable Standing, founded at NAS- 
SAU-HALL, in Princeton, New-Jersey. In order to this 
it is necessary for me I. To shew the great Advantage 
it will be to the Inhabitants of the West-Indies, to have 
it in their Power to send their Children to approved Places 
of Education on the Continent of America, instead of 
being obliged to send them over, for the very Elements of 
Science, to South or North Britain. 2. To point out the 
Situation and Advantages of the College of New-Jersey, 
in particular. 

And, as I was never a Lover either of florid Discourse, 
or ostentatious Promises, I shall endeavour to handle 
these two Points with all possible Simplicity, and with 
that Reserve and Decency, which are so necessary where 
Comparison, in some Respects, cannot be avoided. 

On the first of these Points, let it be observed, 

That Places of Education on the Continent of America, 
are much nearer to the West Indies, than those in Great- 
Britain ; and yet sufficiently distant to remove the Temp- 



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tation of running Home, and lurking in Idleness. This 
is a Circumstance, which other Things being supposed 
equal, is by no Means inconsiderable. Parents may hear 
much oftener from and of their Children, and may even 
visit them, as is known to have been the Case here, with 
no great Loss of Time for Business, and to the Advantage 
of their own Health. They may also much more speedily 
and certainly be informed, whether they are profiting, and 
have justice done them, or not, and remove or continue 
them at Pleasure. The Distance, indeed, is, if I mistake 
not, well proportioned in all Respects. It is such, as to 
allow of the Advantages just now mentioned, and yet so 
great, as to favour the Behaviour and Instruction of the 
Youth. I have observed in the Course of four Years 
Experience, that those who came from the greatest Dis- 
tance have, in general, behaved with much Regularity. 
Being removed from their Relations it becomes necessary 
for them to support a Character, as they find themselves 
treated by their Companions, Teachers, and, indeed, all 
other Persons, according to their Behaviour. This is so 
true that if Parents are obliged to place their Children out 
of their own Families, an hundred Miles Distance is bet- 
ter than twenty, and so of every other Proportion, till we 
come to the hurtful Extreme. 

Let it be further observed, that the Climate of the Con- 
tinent of North-America is certainly much more healthy 
in itself, and, probably, also more suited to the Constitu- 
tions of those, who have been born in the West-Indies, 
than that of Great-Britain. Health is the foundation of 
every earthly Blessing, and absolutely necessary, both to 
the receiving Instruction in Youth, and being able, in 
riper Years, to apply it to its proper Use. Parental Ten- 
derness will make everyone feel the Importance of this to 
his own Children. And, whether the Observation itself 
is just or not, I leave to be decided by the Judgment of 



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all, who have been in both Countries, and the Information 
they will readily give to those who have not. 

Having touched on these Circumstances, let us try to 
make the Comparison as to the Substance of the Educa- 
tion itself. Here, I am sensible, it behoves me to write 
with the utmost Circumspection, to avoid giving Offence, 
and that to some this will appear, at first Sight, altogether 
impossible. I am however not without the greatest 
Hopes, that I shall be able fully to prove the Proposition 
I have laid down, without giving any just Ground of Of- 
fence to Persons of Reflection and Candour. No Man 
can have a higher Opinion, and not many have a more 
thorough Acquaintance with the Means of Education, at 
present, in Great Britain, than the Author of this Address, 
who was born in the Neighbourhood of, and educated in 
Edinburgh, and spent the greatest Part of his After-life, 
in constant intercourse, and great Intimacy, with the 
Members of the University of Glasgow. He therefore 
says it, both wkh Pleasure and Gratitude, that any young 
Gentleman who is strictly sober in his Behaviour, and who 
applies with Steadiness and Diligence, has all possible Ad- 
vantage, particularly in North-Britain, with which he is 
best acquainted, for improving himself in classic Litera- 
ture, in every Branch of Science, and especially in the 
justly valued Knowledge of the Force and Propriety of 
the English Language, and in true Taste, including all 
that is usually comprehended under the general Expres- 
sion of the Belles Lettres. Nay, further, he admits or 
affirms, that any Gentleman of Fortune, who would give 
the last and highest Polish to the Education of a young 
Man of promising Parts, would do well to send him, after 
his Principles are fixed, and his Judgment a little ma- 
tured, for a Year or two, to some of the Universities of 
Great-Britain. But, notwithstanding these Concessions, 
if they may be so called, it is hoped it will appear, that it 



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would be much more to the Advantage of the Gentlemen 
of the West-Indies to give their Children 'their Gram- 
mar-School and College Education, at least to their first 
Degree in the Arts, in an American Seminary, if con- 
ducted by Persons of Ability and Integrity, than to send 
them to Great Britain; and that for two important Rea- 
sons; first, the better to secure their Instruction, and sec- 
ondly, for the Preservation of their Morals. 

I. For the greater Security of their Instruction. The 
Colleges in Britain have by no Means that forcible Motive 
that we have, not only to teach those who are willing to 
learn, but to see that every one be obliged to study, and 
actually learn, in Proportion to his Capacity, The old 
Foundations have stood so many Ages, have had their 
Character so long established, and, are, indeed, so well 
known to be filled with Men of the greatest Ability, that 
they do not so much as feel any Injury, in Point of Repu- 
tation, from one or more coming out of College almost 
as ignorant as they went in. The Truth is, I do not think 
they ought to lose any Character by it. Every one knows, 
that it is owing to the Idleness or Profligacy of the Boy, 
and not the Insufficiency of the Master. When the Num- 
bers of one Class are from a Hundred to a Hundred and 
Thirty, or perhaps more and when they do not live in 
College, how is it possible the Master can keep them to 
their private Studies, or even, with any Certainty, discern 
whether they study diligently or not. A good Professor 
is easily and speedily distinguished by his own Perform- 
ances, by the Esteem, Attachment, and Progress of the 
Diligent, but very little, if at all, hurt by the Ignorance 
of the Negligent. I write these Things to vast Numbers 
who know them as well as I do; and I could easily pro- 
duce Gentlemen in America, who have freely and gener- 
ously confessed themselves to be unhappy Proofs of their 
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for not using Discipline to oblige them to apply. The 
Numbers are so great, that to try and judge every Neg- 
lect, would take more Time than they have for their 
whole Work. To this may be added, that it may very 
often happen, that the Persons, to whose Charge Boys in 
early Life are sent from the West-Indies, either are not 
themselves Judges, or, from their Situation and Business, 
have few Opportunities of knowing whether they profit 
or not. 

On the other Hand, the young Seminaries in America 
have their Character constantly at Stake for their Dili- 
gence, as one or two untaught coming out from us, affects 
us in the most sensible Manner. As to the College of 
New- Jersey in particular, we have seen the Importance of 
this in so strong a Light, that whereas before we had 
Half-yearly, we now have Quarterly Examinations, car- 
ried on with the utmost Strictness, when all, who are 
found deficient, are degraded to the inferior Class. So 
impartially hava these Trials been conducted, that nothing 
is more usual, than for those who suspect themselves, 
especially, if their Relations are near, to pretend Sickness, 
and avoid the Examination, that they may afterward fall 
back without the Dishonour of a Sentence. Further, 
all the Scholars with us, as soon as they put on the Gown, 
are obliged to lodge in College, and must of Necessity be 
in their Chamber in Study Hours : Nor is it in the least 
difficult to discover whether they apply carefully or not. 
The Teachers also live in College, so that they have every 
possible Advantage, not only for assisting the Diligent, 
but stimulating the Slothful. 

2. The second Reason for preferring an American 
Education is, that their Morals may be more effectually 
preserved. This, by all virtuous and judicious Parents, 
will be held a Point of the last Consequence. The Danger 
they run of contracting vicious Habits by being sent to 



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Britain, has been often complained of, and therefore, I 
suppose, is Matter of Experience. If so, it will not be 
difficult to assign the Causes of it, which may be safely 
mentioned, because they carry no Imputation upon the 
Schools or Colleges to which they are sent. They gener- 
ally are, and are always supposed to be, of great Wealth. 
The very Name of a West-Indian has come to imply in it 
great Opulence. Now it is well known that, in all the 
great Towns in Britain, a Sett of profligate Boys, and 
sometimes artful Persons, farther advanced in Life, at- 
tach themselves to such as are well supplied with Money, 
impose upon their Youth and Simplicity, gratify them 
in every irregular Desire, and lead them both into Idle- 
ness and Vice. There are also in every considerable Place 
in Great-Britain, but especially the principle Cities, where 
the Colleges are fixed, a constant Succession and Variety 
of intoxicating Diversions, such as Balls, Concerts, Plays, 
Races, and others. These, whatever may be pleaded for 
some of them, in a certain Measure, for those further ad- 
vanced, every Body must acknowledge, are highly perni- 
cious to Youth, in the first Stages of their Education. 
The Temptation becomes so much the stronger, and in- 
deed almost irresistible, when an Acquaintance with these 
Things is considered as fashionable Life, and necessary 
to the Accomplishment of a Man of Breeding. Is it to 
be supposed that young Persons of great Fortune, when 
they can be immediate Partakers, will wait with Patience 
for the proper Time when they may be permitted to view, 
with Caution, such Scenes of Dissipation? On the con- 
trary, it may be expected, that they will give into them 
with all the Impetuosity and Rashness of Youth; and 
when their Parents expect them to return well stored 
with classic Learning and Philosophy, they may find them, 
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ing-table, and expert in the Use of the reigning Phrases 
of those honourable Arts. 

What Provision is made for preserving and improving 
the Morals of the Scholars with us, I leave till I come to 
speak of the Constitution and Situation of the College of 
New- Jersey. But, before I dismiss this Part of the Sub- 
ject, I must just repeat, that the two Reasons I have given 
against a British Education do, and were intended only to 
conclude against sending Boys in early Life. At that 
Time they are incapable of reaping the Advantages chief- 
ly to be valued in a British Education. These are not only 
hearing and being able to judge of the public Perform- 
ances of Men of Letters, in the Pulpit, at the Bar, and in 
Parliament; but being introduced to the Acquaintance, 
and enjoying the Conversation of Men of Eminence. 
This is a Favour that would not be granted to Boys, 
and if granted could be of no Service, but contributes in 
the highest Degree to the Delight and Instruction of those 
of riper Years. Experience seems greatly to confirm this, 
for, as many Boys have left some of the best Schools in 
Britain with little classic Knowledge, though supported 
at great Expence, so those who received their first Edu- 
cation in this Country, and went home to finish it, have 
seldom returned without great and real Improvement. 

In Addition to these Arguments in Behalf of American 
Colleges, drawn from the Instruction and Morals of the 
Youth, who are sent to them, I cannot help mentioning 
one other, which must have great Weight in a View 
somewhat different. These Colleges must necessarily, in 
Time, produce a Number of young Men, proper to under- 
take the Office of private Tutors in Gentlemens Families. 
There are some who prefer a private to a public Educa- 
tion at any Rate, especially in the very first Stages, and 
some find it necessary, as not being able to support the 
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them so long from Home. Now all, who know the Sit- 
uation of Things in Britain, must be sensible, how diffi- 
cult it is to get young Men of Capacity or Expectation 
to leave their native Country, in order to undertake the 
Instruction of Gentlemens Children. In this Office there 
is little Prospect of Increase of Fortune, to ballance the 
Risk of going to a new and dangerous, or supposed dan- 
gerous Climate. But those who are born and educated 
in America will not only increase the Number of such 
Teachers, but they -will have no such hideous Apprehen- 
sions of going to any Part of the Continent or Islands. 
Whatever is done, therefore, to raise and support proper 
Seminaries in America, will, in Time, be followed by this 
great and general Benefit, which I have been assured is 
very much needed in many or most of the West-India 
Islands. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2287, October 
21, 1772. 

Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica, and other West- 
India Islands, in behalf of the College of New-Jersey. 
[Concluded from our last.] 

I WILL now proceed to speak a little of the Constitution 
and Advantages of the College of New- Jersey, in partic- 
ular. 

About twenty-four Years ago, several Gentlemen and 
Ministers in this Province, by the Friendship and Patron- 
age of JONATHAN BELCHER, Esq; then Governor, ob- 
tained a very ample Royal Charter, incorporating them, 
under the Title of, Trustees of the College of New-Jer- 
sey; and giving them the same Privileges and Powers, 
that are given to the "two English Universities, or any 
"other University or College in Great Britain." They, 
although only possessed of a naked Charter, without any 
public Encouragement, immediately began the Instruc- 
tion, and very soon after, by their own Activity and Zeal, 
and the Benevolence of others, who had the highest Opin- 



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ion of their Integrity, raised a noble Building, called Nas- 
sau Hall, at Princeton, New-Jersey. This they chose to 
do, though it wasted their Capital, as their great Inten- 
tion was to make effectual Provision, not only for the 
careful Instruction, but for the regular Government of 
the Youth. There all the Scholars are lodged, and also 
boarded, except when they have express License to board 
out, in the Presidents House, or elsewhere. 

The regular course of Instruction is in four Classes, 
exactly after the Manner, and bearing the Names of the 
Classes in the English Universities; Freshman, Sopho- 
more, Junior, and Senior. In the first Year they read 
Latin and Greek, with the Roman and Grecian Antiqui- 
ties, and Rhetoric. In the second, continuing the Study 
of the Languages, they learn a compleat System of 
Geography, with the Use of the Globes, the first Prin- 
ciples of Philosophy, and the Elements of Mathematical 
Knowledge. The third, tho' the Languages are not 
wholly omitted, is chiefly employed in Mathematics and 
Natural Philosophy. And the senior Year is employed in 
reading the higher Classics, proceeding in the Mathe- 
matics and Natural Philosophy, and going through a 
Course of Moral Philosophy. In Addition to these, the 
President gives Lectures to the Juniors and Seniors, 
which, consequently, every Student hears twice over in 
his Course, first, upon Chronology and History, and af- 
terwards, upon Composition and Criticism. He has also 
taught the French Language last Winter, and it will con- 
tinue to be taught to all who desire to learn it. 

During the whole Course of their Studies, the three 
younger Classes, two every Evening formerly, and now 
three, because of the increased Number, pronounce an 
Oration, on a Stage erected for that Purpose in the Hall, 
immediately after Prayers, that they may learn, by early 
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Gesture, in public Speaking. This excellent Practice, 
which has been kept up almost from the first Foundation 
of the College, has had the most admirable Effects. The 
Senior Scholars, every five or six Weeks, pronounce Ora- 
tions of their own Composition, to which all Persons of 
any Note in the Neighborhood are invited or admitted. 

The College is now furnished with all the most im- 
portant Helps to Instruction. The Library contains a 
very large Collection of valuable Books. The Lessons of 
Astronomy are given upon the Orrery, lately invented 
and constructed by David Rittenhcuse, Esq; which is 
reckoned, by the best Judges, the most excellent in its 
Kind of any ever yet produced; and when what is com- 
missioned, and now upon its Way, is added to what the 
College already possesses, the Apparatus for Mathematics 
and Natural Philosophy will be equal, if not superior, to 
any on the Continent. 

As we have never yet been obliged to omit or alter it 
for Want of Scholars, there is a fixed annual Commence- 
ment, on the last Wednesday of September, when, after 
a Variety of public Exercises, always attended by a vast 
Concourse of the politest Company, from the different 
Parts of this Province, and the Cities of New- York and 
Philadelphia, the Students, whose senior Year is expiring, 
are admitted to the Degree of Bachelors of Arts; the 
Bachelors, of three Years standing, to the Degree of Mas- 
ters ; and such other higher Degrees granted, as are either 
regularly claimed, or the Trustees think fit to bestow upon 
those, who have distinguished themselves by their literary 
Productions, or their Appearances in public Life. 

On the Day preceding the Commencement last Year, 
there was (and it will be continued yearly hereafter) a 
public Exhibition, and voluntary Contention for Prizes, 
open for every Member of College. These were first, 
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jects. I. Reading the English Language with Propriety 
and Grace, and being able to answer all Questions on its 
Orthography and Grammar. 2. Reading the Latin and 
Greek Languages in the same Manner, with particular 
Attention to true Quantity. 3. Speaking Latin. 4. 
Latin Versions. 5. Pronouncing English Orations. The 
Preference was determined by Ballot, and all present per- 
mitted to vote, who were Graduates of this or any other 
College. 

As to the Government of the College, no Correction by 
Stripes is permitted. Such as cannot be governed by 
Reason, and the Principles of Honour and Shame, are 
reckoned unfit for Residence in a College. The collegiate 
Censures are, I. Private Admonition by President, Pro- 
fessor, or Tutor. 2. Before the Faculty. 3. Before the 
whole Class, to which the Offender belongs. 4. And the 
last and highest, before all the Members of the College, 
assembled in the Hall. And, to preserve the Weight and 
Dignity of thes& Censures, it has been an established 
Practice, that the last or highest Censure, viz. public Ad- 
monition, shall never be repeated upon the same Person. 
If it has been thought necessary to inflict it upon any one, 
and if this does not preserve him from falling into such 
gross Irregularities a second Time, it is understood, that 
Expulsion is immediately to follow. 

Through the Narrowness of the Funds, the Govern- 
ment and Instruction has hitherto been carried on by a 
President, and three Tutors. At last Commencement the 
Trustees chose a Professor of Mathematics, and intend, 
as their Funds are raised, to have a greater Number of 
Professorships, and carry their Plan to as great Perfec- 
tion as possible. 

The above relates wholly to what is properly the Col- 
lege; but there is also at the same Place established, under 
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a Grammar School, where Boys are instructed in the 
Latin and Greek Languages, with the utmost Care, and 
on the Plan of the most approved Teachers, in Great 
Britain. It is now so large, as to have two Masters for 
the Languages, and one for Writing and Arithmetic; and 
as some are sent with a Design only to learn the Latin, 
Greek, and French Languages, Arithmetic, Geography, 
and the practicle Branches of the Mathematics, without 
going, through a full College Course, such Scholars are 
permitted to attend the Instruction of the Classes in what- 
ever coincides with their Plan. 

It is also now resolved, at the Request of several Gen- 
tlemen, to have an English Master after next Vacation, 
for teaching the English Language regularly and gram- 
matically, and for perfecting by English Exercises those, 
whose previous Instruction may have been defective or 
erroneous. 

I have thus laid before the Public a concise Account of 
the Constitution of the College of New Jersey; and must 
now earnestly recommend it to the Assistance and Pa- 
tronage of Men of liberal and ingenuous Minds. I am 
sensible, that nothing is more difficult than to write in 
Behalf of what the Writer himself has so great a Part in 
conducting, so as neither to fail in doing Justice to the 
Subject, nor exceed in improper or arrogant Professions. 
And yet to employ others to write for us, who may have 
some Pretence, as indifferent Persons, to establish our 
Characters, is liable to still greater Suspicion. The very 
best Security one can give to the Public for Decency and 
Truth, is to write openly in his own Person, that he may 
be under Necessity to answer for it, if it is liable to Chal- 
lenge. 

This is the Method I have determined to follow; 
and that I may neither offend the Delicacy of Friends, nor 
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humbly to recommend this College to the Attention and 
Esteem of Men of Penetration and Candour, chiefly from 
such Circumstances as have little or no Relation to the 
personal Characters of those now employed, but are es- 
sential to its Situation and Constitution, and therefore 
must be supposed to have not only the most powerful, but 
the most lasting effect. The Circumstances to which I 
would entreat the Attention of impartial Persons are the 
following. 

i. The College of New-Jersey is altogether indepen- 
dent. It hath received no Favour from Government, but 
the Charter, by the particular Friendship of a Person now 
deceased. It owes nothing but to the Benefactions of a 
Public, so diffusive that it cannot produce particular De- 
pendence, or operate by partial Influence. From this Cir- 
cumstance it must be free from two great Evils, and de- 
rive the like Number of solid Advantages. There is no 
Fear of being obliged to choose Teachers upon Ministerial 
Recommendation,,or in Compliance with the over-bearing 
Weight of Family Interest. On the contrary, the Trus- 
tees are naturally led, and in a manner forced, to found 
their Choice upon the Characters of the Persons, and the 
Hope of public Approbation. At the same Time those 
concerned in the Instruction and Government of the Col- 
lege are as far removed, as the State of human Nature 
will admit, from any Temptation to a fawning cringing 
Spirit, and mean Servility in the Hope of Court Favour 
or Promotion. 

In Consequence of this it may naturally be expected, 
and we find by Experience, that hitherto in Fact the Spirit 
of Liberty has breathed high and strong in all the Mem- 
bers. I would not be understood to say, that a Seminary 
of Learning ought to enter deeply into political Conten- 
tion ; far less would I meanly court Favour, by professing 
myself a violent Partisan in any present Disputes. But 



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surely a Constitution, which naturally tends to produce a 
Spirit of Liberty and Independence, even though this 
should sometimes need to be reined in by Prudence and 
Moderation, is infinitely preferable to the dead and vapid 
State of one, whose very Existence depends upon the Nod 
of those in Power. Another great Advantage arising 
from this is, the Obligation we are under to recommend 
ourselves, by Diligence and Fidelity, to the Public. Hav- 
ing no particular Prop to lean to on one Side, we are 
obliged to stand upright and firm, by leaning equally on 
all. We are so far from having our Fund so compleat, 
as of itself to support the necessary Expence, that the 
greater part of our annual income arises from the Pay- 
ments of the Scholars, which, we acknowledge with Grat- 
itude, have been for these several Years continually in- 
creasing. 

2. This leads me to observe, that it ought to be no in- 
considerable Recommendation of this College to those at 
a Distance, that it has the Esteem and Approbation of 
those who are nearest it, and know it best. The Number 
of Under Graduates, or proper Members of College, is 
near four Times that of any College on the Continent to 
the Southward of New-England, and probably greater 
than that of all the rest put together. This we are at 
Liberty to affirm has in no Degree arisen from pompous 
Descriptions, or repeated Recommendations in the public 
Papers. We do not mean to blame the laudable Attempts 
of others to do themselves Justice. We have been often 
found Fault with, and perhaps are to blame, for Neglect 
on this Particular. It is only mentioned to give full Force 
to the Argument just now used; and the Fact is certainly 
true. I do not remember that the Name of the College 
of New-Jersey has been above once or twice mentioned 
in the News Papers for three Years, except in a bare Re- 
cital of the Acts of the annual Commencements. The 



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present Address arises from Necessity, not Choice, for 
had not a more private Application been found impracti- 
cable, the Press had probably never, been employed. 

3. It may not be amiss to observe on this Subject, that 
the great Utility of this Seminary has been felt over an 
extensive Country. Many of the Clergy, Episcopal and 
Presbyterian, in the different Colonies, received their Ed- 
ucation here, whose exemplary Behaviour, and other 
Merit, we suffer to speak for themselves. We are also 
willing, that the Public should attend to the Characters 
and Appearance of those Gentlemen in the Law and Med- 
ical Departments, who were brought up at Nassau Hall, 
and are now in the Cities of New-York and Philadelphia, 
and in different Parts of the Continent or Islands. Two 
at least of the Professors of the justly celebrated Medical 
School, lately found [ed] in Philadelphia, and perhaps the 
greatest Number of their Pupils, received their Instruc- 
tion here. We are not afraid, but even wish, that our 
Claim should be .decided by the Conduct of those, in gen- 
eral, who have come out from us, which is one of the 
most conclusive Arguments; for a Tree is known by its 
Fruits. It is at the same Time an Argument of the most 
fair and generous Kind, for it is left to be determined by 
Mankind at their Leisure, and if the Appeal be not in our 
Favour, it must be unspeakably injurious. 

4. The Place where the College is built, is most hap- 
pily chosen for the Health, the Studies, and the Morals of 
the Scholars. All these were particularly attended to 
when the Spot was pitched upon. Princeton is on a rising 

Ground, from whence there is an easy gradual Descent 
for many Miles on all Quarters, except the North and 
North-west, from whence at the Distance of one Mile it 
is sheltered by a Range of Hills, covered with Woods. It 
has a most beautiful Appearance, and in Fact has teen 
found one of the healthiest Places, as it is situated in the 



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Middle of one of the most healthful Countries on the 
whole Continent. It is upon the great Post-road, almost 
equally distant from New- York and Philadelphia, so as 
to be a Center of Intelligence, and have an easy Convey- 
ance of every Thing necessary, and yet to be wholly free 
from the many Temptations in every great City, both to 
the Neglect of Study, and the Practice of Vice. The 
Truth is, it is to this happy Circumstance, so wisely at- 
tended to by the first Trustees, that we owe our being 
enabled to keep up the Discipline of the College with so 
great Regularity and so little Difficulty. We do not wish 
to take any Honour in this Respect to ourselves. Doubt- 
less the Masters of every College will do their best in this 
Respect. But it is not in the Power of those, who are in 
great Cities, to keep the Discipline with equal Strictness, 
where Boys have so many Temptations to do Evil, and 
can so easily and effectually conceal it, after it is done. 
With us, they live all in College, under the Inspection of 
their Masters, and the Village is so small, that any Irreg- 
ularity is immediately and certainly discovered, and there- 
fore easily corrected. 

It has sometimes happened, through Rivalship or 
Malice, that our Discipline has been censured as too severe 
and rigorous. This Reproach I always hear, not with 
Patience only, but with Pleasure. In the mouth of an 
Adversary it is a clear Confession, that the Government 
is strict and regular. While we avail ourselves of this, 
we prove that the Accusation of oppressive Rigour is 
wholly without Foundation, from the Number of Schol- 
ars, and the Unfrequency of public Censure, but above 
all, from the warm and almost enthusiastic Attachment 
of those who have finished their Course. Could their 
Esteem and Friendship be expected in Return for an aus- 
tere and rigorous Confinement, out of which they had 
escaped as Birds out of the Snare of the Fowler? We 

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admit that it is insupportable to the Idle and Profligate, 
for either they will not bear with us, or we will not bear 
with them; but from those who have applied to their 
Studies, and reached the Honours of College, we have, 
almost without Exception, found the most sincere, active 
and zealous Friendship. 

5. This College was founded, and hath been conducted 
upon the most Catholic Principles. The Charter recites, as. 
one of its Grounds, "That every religious Denomination 
may have free and equal "Liberty and Advantage of Ed- 
ucation in the said College, any "different Sentiments in 
Religion notwithstanding." Accordingly there are now, 
and have been from the Beginning, Scholars of various 
Denominations, from the most distant Colonies, as well 
as West-India Islands; and they must necessarily confess, 
that they never met with the least Uneasiness or Disre- 
spect on this Account. Our great Advantage on this Sub- 
ject is, the Harmony of the Board of Trustees, and the 
perfect Union i Sentiment among all the Teachers, both 
with the Trustees and with one another. On this Account 
there is neither Inclination nor Occasion to meddle with 
any Controversy whatever. The Author of this Address 
confesses, that he was long accustomed to the Order and 
Dignity of an established Church, but a Church which 
hath no Contempt or Detestation of those who are differ- 
ently organized. And, as he hath ever been in that 
Church an Opposer of lordly Domination, and sacerdotal 
Tyranny, so he is a passionate Admirer of the equal and 
impartial Support of every Religious Denomination, 
which prevails in the Northern Colonies, and is perfect in 
Pennsylvania and the Jerseys, to the unspeakable Advan- 
tage of those happy and well constituted Governments. 

With respect to the College of New-Jersey, every Ques- 
tion about Forms of Church Government is so entirely 
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begin and finish their Course, if they know nothing more 
of religious Controversy than what they learned here, 
they have that Science wholly to begin. This is altogether 
owing to the Union of Sentiment mentioned above; for, 
if you place as Teachers in a College, Persons of repug- 
nant religious Principles, they must have more Wisdom 
and Self-denial, than usually fall to the Lot of Humanity, 
if the whole Society is not divided into Parties, and mar- 
shalled under Names, if the Changes are not frequent, 
and, when they take place, as well known as ^ny Event 
that can happen in such a Society. On the contrary, there 
is so little Occasion with us to canvass this Matter at all, 
that, though no Doubt Accident must discover it as to the 
greatest Number, yet some have left the College as to 
whom I am wholly uncertain at this Hour to what De- 
nomination they belong. It has been, and shall be our 
Care, to use every Mean in our Power to make them good 
Men and good Scholars; and, if this is the Case, I shall 
hear of their future Character and Usefulness with un- 
feigned Satisfaction, under every Name by which a real 
Protestant can be distinguished. 

Having already experienced the Generosity of the Pub- 
lic in many Parts of the Continent of America, I cannot 
but hope, that the Gentlemen of the Islands will not refuse 
their Assistance, according to their Abilities, in order to 
carry this Seminary to a far greater Degree of Perfection 
than any to which it has yet arrived. The express Pur- 
pose to which the Benefactions now requested will be ap- 
plied, is the Establishment of new Professorships, which 
will render the Institution not only more compleat in it- 
self, but less burthensome to those who have undertaken 
the important Trust. The whole Branches of Mathe- 
matics and Natural Philosophy are now taught by one 
Professor; and the President is obliged to teach Divinity 
and Moral Philosoph}, as well as Chronology, History, 



308 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

and Rhetoric, besides the Superintendance and Govern- 
ment of the whole. The short Lives of the former Pres- 
idents have been by many attributed to their excessive 
Labours, which, it is hoped, will be an Argument with 
the Humane and Generous, to lend their Help in pro- 
moting so noble a Design. I am Gentlemen, 

Your most obedient, Humble Servant, 

JOHN WITHERSPOON. 

NASSAU-HAL^, at Princeton, New-Jersey, March 21, 
1772. 

Proper Forms of DONATIONS to the COLLEGE by WILL: 

Of CHATTELS personal. 

Item, i A. B. do hereby give and bequeath the Sum of 
unto the Trustees of the College of New-Jersey, 
commonly called Nassau-Hall; the same to be paid within 
Months next after my Decease; and to be ap- 
plied to the Uses and Purposes of the said College. 

Of REAL ESTATE. 

i A. B. do give and devise unto the Trustees of the Col- 
lege of New- Jersey, commonly called Nassau-Hall, and to 
their Successors for ever, all that certain Messuage and 
Tract of Land, &c. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2288, October 28, I772. 1 

NEW YORK, October 22. 

The seven Transports mentioned in our last we hear 
are designed to carrv his Majesty's Royal American Reg- 
iment, now in this City and the Jersies, to the Islands of 
Jamaica and Antigua. 

1 Also in The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury. No. 1099, No- 
vember 16, 1772. The Address was printed at Philadelphia, in pamphlet 
form, with this title: Address ] to the | Inhabitants | of | Jamaica, | 
and other | West-India Islands, | In Behalf of the | College of New- 
Jersey. I Philadelphia: | Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at i 
the London Coffee-House. | M.DCC. LXXII. | 8 vo. Pp. 27. See Hilde- 
burn, No. 2839. 



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To be sold at publick V endue, on Thursday the $th Day 
of November next, on the Premises, the Saw-Mills, and 
Lands adjoining thereto, containing about fifteen hundred 
Acres; situate at Tom's River, in Monmouth County, 
New-Jersey; lately the Property of Abraham Schenk; it 
will be sold all together, or in Lots, as it may suit the Pur- 
chaser. Attendance will be given on the Day of Sale, by 

ABRAHAM P. LOTT, 
JOHN LEFFERTS, 
PETER SCHENK. 

Henry Van Vleck and Son, 

Have imported in sundry vessels from London, Bristol, 
Liverpool and Hull, a neat assortment of goods suitable 
for the season, and to be sold on very reasonable terms, 
for cash, or short credit, at their store in Great Dock 
Street, near the ship market ; country produce will also be 
taken in payment for the same, at market price, and pot 
and pearl ashes. They have likewise for sale, allum, 
brimstone, copperas, fresh currants, hearth tiles, earthen 
ware per crates, &c. 

ALSO a good farm, containing about 170 acres of land 
mostly in good fence, well watered and timbered, part 
cleared plow land, and meadows, with a dwelling house, 
barn and orchard; any person inclining to purchase the 
same, may know the conditions of sale and payments, by 
applying to said Van Vleck and Son, or to Josiah Crane, 
living on the premises near Morris Town, in Morris 
County, by whom a good title will be given for the same. 

NOTICE is hereby given, to the creditors of John Smith 
of Tuexbury, in the county of Hunterdon, and province 
of New-Jersey, an insolvent debtor, that they be, and ap- 
pear at the house of ELIJAH DUNHAM, innholder, in the 
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310 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

between the hours of 12 and 2 o'clock of the same day 
before the honourable Stephen Skinner and Jonathan Fra- 
zee, Esqrs. two of the judges of the inferior court of 
common pleas, for the county of Middlesex, and then, 
and there make their objections, if any they have, why 
an assignment of the said John Smith's estate should not 
be made, and he be discharged, pursuant to the directions 
of an act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly 
of the province of New Jersey aforesaid, passed at Bur- 
lington, in the twelfth year of his present Majesty's reign, 
entitled "an act for the relief of insolvent debtors." 
October I3th, 1772. 

The New York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1555, October 22, 1772. 

NEW- YORK, October 26 Thursday Morning, the I5th 
Instant, being appointed by the First Baptist Church in 
this City for the Ordination of the Rev. Mr. Isaac Skil- 
man, 1 to the Work of Gospel Ministry, it was attended by 
Fasting and Prayer, and a Sermon preached by the Rev. 
Mr. Manning, of Providence, in Rhode Island, from Mat- 
thew xxviii-i9-2O. Then the Person was ordained by the 
Rev. Messrs. John Gano, Abel Morgan, of Middletown, 
and Isaac Stelle, of Piscataway, in New-Jersey; and the 
Charge given by the Rev. Mr. Miller, of the Scotch 
Plains. 

The Transports that lately arrived here from England, 
are destined to carry his Majesty's 6oth or Royal Ameri- 
can Regiment to Jamaica and Antigua. Part of them 
sailed last Friday for Amboy, to take on board the First 
Batallion, who have been a short Time stationed at Eliza- 
beth-Town and New-Brunswick. The Second Batallion, 
we are told will embark on board the Transports that 

1 For a sketch of the Rev. Isaac Skillman, see N. J. Archives, XXV., 
223. 



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remain here, in the Course of this Week. The New- 
York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy , No. 1541, Octo- 
ber 26, 1772. 

To be sold at private SALE, 

A Farm or Plantation situated on the Banks of the 
River Raritan, within a Mile and a half of the City 
of New-Brunswick, and half a Mile from Raritan Land- 
ing, in the Province of New-Jersey, late the Property of 
the Hon. Edward Antill, Esq; deceased, 1 containing 336 
Acres of Land, 63 of which are improved Meadow- 
ground, lying in front of the House; about 70 Acres of 
good Wood-land, the Remainder is all cleared. There 
is on the Farm ten Acres of Orchard just in its prime, 
together with a large Collection of the best Fruit Trees, 
(all grafted or inoculated by Mr. William Prince, of 
Long Island) such as Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, 
Plumbs, Pears, Medlars, hard and soft-shell Almonds, 
early Apples and English Cherries in Abundance; a Vine- 
Yard containing about 600 Vines, for the setting out of 
which Mr. Antill received a Premium of .200 Sterling, 
from the Society for promoting Arts and Agriculture. 
An excellent well-built Brick House, 56 Feet by 42, in 
which are four large Rooms on a Floor, a 12 Feet Entry 
through the Middle, with Ceilings 12 Feet high; Cellars 
properly divided with Stone Walls under the whole 
House. From the House a most pleasing Prospect pre- 
sents itself to View, on the left the City of New-Bruns- 
wick, on the opposite Banks of the River ; and on the right 
the Village of New-Amsterdam, a Sheet of Water two 
Miles and a half in length, a large Tract of Meadows 
bounded by the River, and several Gentlemens Seats with- 
in half a Mile: It is distant from New-York about 30 

1 Edward Antill, 2d, son of Edward Antill. 1st; he was b. June 17, 
1701, and d. 1770, at Piscataway. See "Edward Antill, a New York 
Merchant of the Seventeenth Century, and his Descendants," eta, by 
William Nelson, Paterson, N. J., 1899. 



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Miles. There is likewise on the Place a new Barn built 
last Summer, a Coach-house, Fowl-house, and sundry 
other convenient Buildings. Adjoining- the above Farm 
is a commodious well built Brew-house, which will be 
leased, or sold separate, or together with the Plantation, 
as may best suit the Purchaser. Any Person inclining 
to purchase, may know the Conditions (which will be 
made easy) by applying to the Subscriber living on the 
Premises, who shall give an indisputable Title to the 
same. 

WALTER LIVINGSTONE. 

THE Lottery for the Benefit of Christ-Church, in 
New-Brunswick, will peremptorily begin Drawing 
on the 9th Day of November, under the Inspection of 
Walter Livingston, Barnardus Lagrange, James Hude, 
and John Dennis, Esqrs. Mr. Dirick Van Vachten, and 
Mr. Hendrick Van Duzen. 

The Gentlemen who have been kind enough to interest 
themselves in th*e Sale of Tickets, are desired, if any 
should remain on Hand, to return them by the Day of 
Drawing. A few of the remaining Tickets, may stiil be 
had of the Managers in New-Brunswick, if speedily ap- 
plied for. The Nezv-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1095, October 19, 1772. 

To be sold at publick Vendue on Thursday the 5th Day 
of November next, on the Premises 

THE Saw Mills and Lands adjoining thereto, con- 
taining about 1500 Acres, situate at Toms River, in 
Monmouth County, New Jersey; lately the Property of 
Abraham Schenk; it will be sold all together, or in Lots 
as it may suit the Purchaser. Attendance will be given 
on the Day of Sale, by John Lefferts, Abraham P. Lott, 
and Peter Schenk. The New-York Gazette; and the 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1096, October 26, 1772. 



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To be SOLD, by PUBLIC VENDUE, on Saturday, the 7th 
day of November next, at the Market-house, in Mount- 
holly. The personal estate of ROBERT BROWN, late of the 
said place, Weaver, deceased, consisting of wearing ap- 
parel, his weaving utensils, a quantity of household fur- 
niture, and a curious engine for cutting tobacco. The 
sale to begin at two o'clock in the afternoon. All persons 
having any demands against the said estate, are requested 
to bring in their accounts to 

JOHN CLARK, and JOSEPH READ, Administrators. 

FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD 

RUN away from his bail, a certain WILLIAM HOPKINS, 
aged about 34 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, very black 
hair, cut short, has a stoop in his shoulders, fresh dark 
complexion, and short fore teeth; had on, when he went 
away, a light coloured camblet coat and jacket, leather 
breeches, and grey stockings. Whoever secures the said 
runaway, in any of his Majesty's goals, so that the sub- 
scriber may have him again, shall receive the above re- 
ward, and all reasonable charges, to be paid by me. 

JOHN McEwEN, 
Salem, October 12, 1772. 

RUN AWAY, from Benjamin Archer, Blacksmith, living 
in Eversham township, Burlington county, and province 
of West New Jersey, a Dutch servant man, named 
CHRISTIAN EASIER, supposed to be about 30 years of age, 
5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, red hair, of a light complexion, 
little or no beard, a wart or mole between his eye-brozvs. 
round shouldered, knock-kneed, a clumsy walk, and took 
with him a large axe; had on when he went away, a half 
worn striped jacket, the under part of the sleeves have a 
different stripe, a new ozenbrigs shirt, half worn frock, 
old trousers, with holes at the knees, good double-soaled 



314 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

shoes, carved pewter buckles, and an old felt hat. Who- 
ever takes up the said runaway, and brings him to his 
master, or secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, shall 
have Three Dollars reward, and all reasonable charges, 
paid by me, THOMAS ARCHER. 

October 22, 1772. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2288, October 28, 
1772. 

AN anonimous correspondent who dates his letters in 
East New Jersey, has sent money to pay for an advertise- 
ment, signifying his apprehensions, of a conspiracy 
among the Negroes, which he supposes has been long in 
agitation, to set themselves free. He grounds this con- 
jecture on speeches that he has heard, were made by two 
Negroes, one lately; the other about a year ago, viz. 
"That it was not necessary that they should endeavor to 
please their masters, for, that they should not have any 
masters long." , He therefore hopes all the Colonies will 
take proper measures for their security, and particularly, 
that they will put in execution the laws which prohibit 
Negroes, who are become vastly numerous, from meeting 
together in companies. And tho' he has 7 of his own, he 
prays that the King and parliament would make a law, 
to send all Negroes back to their own country, at the ex- 
pense of their owners; and he desires, that this caution 
may not seem to any, as coming from she that mocketh. 
The New York Journal, or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1556, October 29, 1772. 



To the PRINTER of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE. 

SIR, 

THE important consequences which result from the 
cultivation of the youthful mind, render it an object 
worthy our strictest attention and watchfulness. On the 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3 1 5- 

method of conducting the education of our children 
depend, in a great measure, their future characters, as 
obedient sons, just and useful citizens, and upright 
Christians. Every member therefore of society is in- 
terested in its execution, and has a right to offer his 
sentiments with candour and modesty; to propose and 
commend what appears salutary, and to detect and oppose 
whatever he conceives pernicious in any publicly adopted 
method of instruction. 

The author of this letter, tho' he has not himself 
enjoyed the benefits of an academical education, was ever 
a zealous friend to well-regulated Seminaries, and enter- 
tains the hope that his children will hereafter reap some 
of their advantages. For these reasons he cannot forbear 
mentioning what appeared to him improprieties in a late 
public exhibition at a neighbouring Seminary; in order 
that, if they are real they may be removed, or, if only 
apparent, that his prejudices may be obviated. Attend- 
ing at a late commencement, he, with many others, was 
surprised to hear most of the young Gentlemen discussing, 
in their performances, the most perplexing political topics. 
The most difficult and knotty questions, relating to the 
British constitution, were solved in a jerk; and one 
Orator, in particular, showed us, that he was better 
acquainted with the nature of the disturbances in Ireland, 
than the Ministry itself. I could almost have persuaded 
myself that I was within a circle of vociferous politicians 
at Will's coffee-house, instead of being surrounded with 
the meek disciples of wisdom, in the calm shades of 
academic retirement. Institutions of this sort I always 
understood, were intended to enable our youth by giving 
them a general view of the intellectual world, to apply 
themselves, with steadiness, ease and success to the 
acquirements of such knowledge as is necessary to their 



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figuring with utility and lustre, in any of the learned 
departments in society. 

To attain a competent acquaintance with classic lore, 
with the constitution and revolutions of ancient states, 
with the manners and customs and the philosophical 
tenets of antiquity, with the mathematics, and natural 
history; to gain a knowledge of the opperations of their 
own minds, the leading principles of ethics, and an acute - 
ness in distinguishing truth from falsehood, and to accus- 
tom them to compose with accuracy and elegancy, and to 
.speak properly and persuasively these I conceive are the 
peculiar objects of academical education; and these are 
abundantly sufficient to engross the scanty term of a 
collegiate life. An examination of questions which relate 
to the British constitution, or to the present circumstances 
of the nation, must be highly unseasonable, as it diverts 
the attention of Students from subjects necessary for 
their inquiry, and either leads them to speak of what 
they know not, or engages them in investigations which 
are beyond the sphere and remote from the views of 
academical education. To determine the propriety of a 
public measure generally requires an eminence in knowl- 
edge which the unfledged wings of youth cannot soar to, 
and a comprehensive view of numerous circumstances, 
important principles and perplexed tracts, which their 
feeble unpurged eyes cannot take in. 

As I would not choose that my son's mind should be 
imbued, at an Academy, with the peculiar opinions of any 
religious sect, or be entangled in any of the controversies 
of Theology, before he was furnish'd with abilities and 
rules to enable him to form a proper judgment of them; 
so neither would I be willing that he should be nurtured 
in the dogmas of any political party, or attempt to canvass 
the measures of administration, or declaim on the fitness 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3 I/ 

of any statute, instead of employing his time in acquiring 
those general principles of government, which would 
enable him hereafter to study the constitution of his own 
country with advantage. 

Should it be said, that such a disorderly method of 
study is not countenanced at the College alluded to, it 
will then be difficult to show the propriety of exhibiting 
as fruits of their academical education (in which light 
the performances at a commencement are always con- 
sidered) exotic productions which were never cultivated 
at the Seminary. 

It is also worthy of consideration, that the inhabitants- 
of this country are composed of persons widely differing 
from each other in their religious and political principles 
They will consequently look with a jealous eye on the 
slightest attempt to render the instruction at any Academy 
subservient to infuse into the minds of their children, 
sentiments contrary to their own. This circumstance 
alone, will induce a wise preceptor to guard against any 
practice, which may present the smallest ground for such 
a suspicion, and we especially wish that such a caution 
may be maintained in a Seminary, which, by reason of 
the happiness of its situation, remote from scenes of 
temptation, is deemed by many to be best adapted for the 
education of youth. 

A FRIEND TO IMPARTIALITY. 

Lancaster, October 19, 1772. 

Frederick County, Maryland, October 20, 1772. 
. WHEREAS, I passed my bond to a certain Andrew 
Smorley of the Jerseys, upon the I7th day of September 
last, for the sum of one hundred and twenty-one pounds 
Pennsylvania currency, payable the tenth day of Novem- 
ber next ensuing, in the consideration for which bond, I 
find myself deceived by the said Smorley. I hereby fore- 



318 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

warn all persons from taking an assignment of said bond, 
for I will not pay the same. 

JOHN RICHARDSON. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Ad- 
vertiser, No. 304, October 31 to November 7, 
1772. 

To BE SOLD at private sale. 

The noted Farm of Christopher Van Osdall, at Mill- 
stone River, in New Jersey, near Peter Schenck's two 
miles from Somerset Court House, and eight Miles from 
New Brunswick. The Farm contains one Hundred 
Acres of fine Land, consisting of low Land, Meadows, 
and Wood Land sufficient for the Farm. There is on it 
a very good Dwelling House 50 Feet in Front, 5 Rooms 
on a Floor, 3 Fire Places, and a good Cellar under the 
Whole, with a good Well of Water, a large Dutch Barn, 
Out-Houses, and a very good bearing Orchard of up- 
wards of 300 Apple Trees, 150 of which are grafted of 
the best Fruit. Also all Sorts of Farmers Utensils, Horses 
and Cattle, if wanted. For Particulars inquire of John 
Van Osdall, in New- York, near the North River Ferry, 
or Christopher Van Osdall, near the Premises, who will 
give an indisputable Title for the same. 

The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Boy, 
No. 1542, November 2, 1772. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST OFFICE at 
PHILADELPHIA, October $th, 1772. 

. . C . . . . Joseph Carnahan, Croswick, 
^ . .. . Richard Cams, Cranbury, .... 

G. William Gordon, (2) Monmouth, New- 

Jersey; .... 

H. . Dr. James Holmes, Hacket's-iown . 

P. ... Thomas Phillips, Woodberry; 

T. Joseph Tucker, Spring-field, Jersey; . . 



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BY virtue of a Writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
sale, on the 24th day of December next, at the Court 
House in the town of Salem, a tract of woodland contain- 
ing one thousand one hundred acres, be the same more or 
less, situate in the township of Pitts-grove, in the part 
called Broad-neck, adjoining on the branch called Muddy- 
run, and the lands of William Garrison. Seized and ta- 
ken in execution, and to be sold, by 

JOSEPH BURROUGHS, late sheriff. 
The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 54, November 2, 1772. 

TAKEN up by the Subscriber, on Wednesday the 
1 5th ultimo, in the Narrows, Two Boats, the One 
a Moses built, the other called a skiff, the small One 
branded in the Stern. Any Person owning and describ- 
ing the said Boats, and paying Charges, may have them 
by applying to the Subscriber near Sandy Hook. 

DAVID STOUT. 

DELAWARE LOTTERY. 

For the Sale of LANDS belonging to the Earl of 
Stirling. 

ORDERS for Tickets sent to the Honorable James 
Parker, or Stephen Skinner, at Perth-Amboy, Elias 
Boudinot, Esq.; or Mr. John Blanchard, at Elizabeth- 
Town; Isaac Ogden, at Newark; or Mr. Elsworth, at 
Powles-Hook Ferry, will be forwarded. 

To be SOLD, or LET, and entered upon the first day of June 
next, 

THE noted and well known house and farm occupied 
by Capt. Abraham Godwin, situate near the Great 
Falls, in the province of New-Jersey, county of Essex, 
very commodious, for tavern, store, or country seat. The 



320 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. . 

farm consists of eighty acres, exceeding fine land, well 
wooded and watered, with an excellent young orchard, 
and a sufficiency of good English hay may be cut for the 
use of a tavern; the house being so noted needs no descrip- 
tion; a very great plenty of all kinds of fresh water fish 
may be taken before the door, in their season, as a pleasant 
river is the first prospect. Any person inclining to pur- 
chase or hire, may know the conditions by calling on Mr. 
Jacobus Vanzandt, merchant, in New York, or Mr. Wil- 
liam Swan, at Paramus, in the county of Bergen. 1 

NEW-YORK, Nov. 2 

Between 12 and i o'clock last Friday Noon, they had a 
most surprizing Gust of Wind at Newark, in New-Jer- 
sey, attended with a very heavy Rain, by which the inhab- 
itants of that Place have lost more than 500 Apple Trees, 
besides many of their Buildings have suffered much, par- 
ticularly the Dwelling Houses of Isaac Ogden, Esq; Mr. 
Timothy Johnston, and Mr. Samuel and Mr. Elias Bald- 
win. The Gust happened on the Change of the Wind, 
and its Width was supposed not to be more than 30 Rods. 

THE Members of the New-Jersey Medical Society, 
are desired to meet on the loth of November Inst. 
at the House of Jacob Hyer, in Princetown. 

To be sold and entered upon immediately in New 
Brunswick, 

A LARGE brick House 32 by 43 Feet, two Stories 
above the cellar, which it has under it throughout, 
and is the driest and best in Town, divided into con- 
venient Appartments by Brick Walls, the Whole is well 

1 This house is still standing, on the south side of the Passaic river, 
and on the north side of River street, opposite Bank street, In the city 
of Paterson. Godwin had previously kept tavern in a stone house on 
the opposite side of the river, on Water street, and now known as the 
Doremus homestead. Godwin died in the service of his country, in the 
Revolutionary War, in which three of his sons alsb served. 



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finished within and without, has a spacious Entry the 
whole Length of the House, a large easy Stair Case well 
executed, has five Fire Places, none of which smoke, a 
paved Yard with a stoned Well and Pumps in it; a good 
rich Kitchen Garden, Stable, Store-House and Wharf; 
the Lot is upwards of 50 Feet in Front, and 250 Feet to 
the River, bounded West by Burnet Street, South by the 
late Cornelius Low, Esq; North by John Dennis, Esq; 
and East by the River, is still capable of great Improve- 
ment, at no great Expense. Enquire of William Oake, 
on the Premises, who will sell cheap, as the Money is 
wanting, and will give an indisputable Title for it in Fee 
forever. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1097, November 2, 1772. 

TEN POUNDS Reward. 

STOLEN last Saturday night, from the town of Lees- 
burg, Loudon county, in Virginia, a dark gray MARE, 
four years old, in good order, mane and tail drawn and 
switched, half blooded, a natural trotter, canters well; has 
a particular mark, if examined, which is two small lumps 
in her skin, occasioned by roweling her in the breast when 
a colt. Whoever takes up and secures said Mare and 
Thief, so as the owner may have the Thief convicted, 
shall have the above reward for both, or five pounds for 
either, and reasonable charges, paid by 

LEESBURG, Oct. 20, 1772. 

WILLIAM TAYLOR. 

N. B. It is supposed, she is carried towards Carolina 
or Readston, by one Blacksly, a run-away who has been 
croped and pillored in West-Jersey : He is a spare fellow, 
about five feet nine inches high, with a blue surtout coat, 
which he stole : He formerly went by the name of Will- 
si 



322 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

iam Morehead. The New York Journal, and the Weekly 
Advertiser, No. 1561, November 4, 1772. 

Notice is hereby given that the Corporation for the 
relief of poor and distressed Presbyterian Ministers and 
their Widows and Children is to meet on Thursday the 
26th of this instant November, at the first Presbyterian 
Church in this city, at eleven o'clock before noon, to con- 
cert measures for the more safe and certain payment of 
annuities, and to nominate some persons for Trustees, as 
several have been lately removed by death, and to do such 
business as may be thought necessary. 

By Francis Alison, Secretary. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1561, November 
4, 1772. 

Burlington, October 26, 1772. 
Messieurs HALL and SELLERS, 

You will gratify the Curiosity, as well as serve the In- 
terests of your Jersey Customers, by inserting the In- 
closed in your Paper of next Week. 

EXTRACTS from the Votes of the House of Assembly 
of New- Jersey, respecting the Numbering of the Inhabi- 
tants of the said Province. 

A Message from the GOVERNOR to the House of Rep- 
resentatives. 

GENTLEMEN, 

A RIGHT Knowledge of the Number of Inhabitants, 
Dwelling-houses, Births and Burials, of a Country, is a 
matter, evidently of great Importance to the public Wel- 
fare; and is peculiarly necessary and proper to those, 
who are Members of the Legislature. I have taken 
some Pains, during my Residence in this Colony, to 
obtain this useful Piece of Knowledge, but the most 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 323 

intelligent Persons I could meet with, were as ignor- 
ant, in this respect, as myself. On my mentioning 
this Matter to His Majesty's Council, and consult- 
ing them on the Expediency of having the Num- 
bers taken, they advised the having a Number of blank 
Lists, proper for the Purpose, printed, and sent to every 
Sheriff, with Directions to distribute them to the several 
Assessors in each County, and request them to make the 
necessary Inquiries within their respective Districts, as 
pointed out at the Head of the List, and make Return 
thereof to the Sheriff, as soon as they conveniently could. 
This it was not doubted the Assessors would be so oblig- 
ing as to do, as it would occasion them but little addition- 
al Trouble, the Duty of this Office already requiring them 
to take an Account of the several Families in their res- 
pective District. As yet I have received only one Return, 
which is from Mr. Skelton, the Assessor of Windsor, in 
the County of Middlesex; and as it appears to be very 
accurately taken, I now lay it before your House, for your 
Information, and that you may have an Opportunity of 
judging of the Expediency and Utility of Accounts of 
this Nature. Whether I shall have it in my Power to 
make many more Communications of this Kind is, at 
present, very uncertain, as I am credibly informed, that 
some of the Assessors object to complying with the Re- 
quest, which has been made to them, because it is not re- 
quired of them by Law; others, because of an absurd, 
superstitious Notion, which has long prevailed amongst 
the Vulgar, that numbering the People is sinful, and will 
be attended with fatal Consequences to the Country; and 
others, because they suspect the Ministry have directed 
the Measure, in order to answer some particular Purpose 
of theirs; for which Suspicion I can assure you, Gentle- 
men, there is not the least Foundation, it not being even 
known to the Ministry, that any such Thing is in Agita- 



324 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

tion. But the Refusal of the largest Number is founded, 
I am told, on their Unwillingness to take any additional 
Trouble, where they are not to have an additonal Allow- 
ance. This, however, Gentlemen, is no new Scheme. 
The Numbers of People have been twice before taken in 
this Colony, though not in so complete a Manner as is 
now proposed, and they have lately been taken in New- 
York, without any Difficulty, and none of the evil Conse- 
quences, dreaded by the superstitious People, have ever 
ensued either to this or that Colony. 

I hope this Matter will appear to you in the Light its 
Importance deserves, and that you will use your Influ- 
ence, in your respective Counties, to promote the Com- 
pletion of it, or otherwise give such Encouragement to the 
Design, as may ensure its Success. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 
September 9, 1772. 

An ABSTRACT ofjhe Return made by JOSEPH SKELTON, Esq; Asses- 
sor of the Township of Windsor, in the County of Middlesex, which 
ivas laid before the House with the foregoing Message. 

Total. 
Dwelling-houses in the Township, - 300 

WHITE PERSONS, 

Of all Ages ; Males 877, Females 946, - - - 1823 

More Females than Males, 69. 
Married; Males 270, Females 270, - 540 



Unmarried; Males 607, Females 676, - - - 1283 I 
Under 16 Years old; Males 448, Females 450, - 898 

More Females than Males, 2. 
From 16 to 50; Males 360, Females 438, 798 

More Females than Males, 78. 
From 50 to 80; Males 66, Females 52, 118 

More Males than Females, 14. 

Eighty, and upwards ; Males 3, Females 6, - 9 

More Females than Males, 3. 

1823 
Marriages within the last Year, viz. 

From July, 1771 to July, 1772, 4 

Births in the said Yeaf ; Males 14, Females 14, 28 



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Burials in the said Year, viz. 

Under 16 Years old; Males 3, Female i, 4 

From 16 to 50; Male i, Females 2, - - - 3 9 

Fifty, and upwards; Male I, Female i, - - 2 

Families moved out of the Province from this Township, within 
the said Year, 2 

Consisting of Males 12, Females 3, - - - - 15 

Moved into the Province, and settled in this Township, within 
the said Year, o 

NEGROES, 

Under 16 Years old; Males 18, Females 31, - 49 / 

Sixteen, and upwards; Males 33, Females 13, - 46 \ 

Births within the said Year, Male ----- i 

Burials within the said Year, ------ o 

Mr. SKELTON, remarks, 

That in August 1771, Mr. James Clarke, a Native of 
the County of Middlesex, died in this Township, aged 
80. 

That there is now living in the Township a Negro 
Woman, aged 108. 

That Windsor is a small Township, being, on the North 
Bounds, about five miles wide, from North to South, 
about fourteen Miles in Length, terminating in a Point 
on Monmouth Line, in the Whole about seven Miles 
square. The several Farms occupied contain about 
29,000 Acres of Land, great Part of which has been set- 
tled since the Year 1733. 

Mr. Skelton, though one of the most intelligent Men 
in the County, assured the Governor, that he did not 
imagine there were so many People, by 500 in the Town- 
ship, as he found on taking their Numbers. And that 
about the Year 1733 there were not above 40 Farms in 
the Township, and now there are near 300. 

It is also to be noted, that the New Jersey College is 
within the Township of Windsor, in which College there 
are 3 Tutors, i Master of the Grammar School, 85 
Students, and 45 Grammar Scholars, Total 134, not in- 
cluded in the foregoing List. 



326 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

A Message from the GOVERNOR to the House of Repre- 
sentatives. 

GENTLEMEN, 

I have received a Return from several of the Assessors 
of the County of Hunterdon, of the Number of Inhabi- 
tants, &c. in their respective Townships, with a Petition, 
requesting a recompence for their extraordinary Trouble 
in taking- the Lists, which I now lay before your House. 
As many of them were not made acquainted with my 
Request, until after they had been about their Townships 
to take the Rateables, and therefore had the Trouble of 
going about a second Time, and as they have executed 
the Business with Care and Assiduity, I cannot but recom- 
mend them, and such others, as shall hereafter appear to 
have acted in the same obliging and public-spirited Man- 
ner, to your House, for some Compensation, adequate to 
their Services. 

September i$, 1772. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 

House of Assembly, Wednesday, September 16, 1772. 

His Excellency's Messages of the Qth and I5th Instant, 
respecting the Numbering the Inhabitants, and an Allow- 
ance to the Assessors, &c. for taking the Lists, were read 
the second Time, and, after some Debate thereon, on the 
Question, 

Ordered, 

That Mr. Mehelm, and Mr. Hewlings, do wait on his 
Excellency, and inform him, That the House have taken 
his Excellency's Messages of the gth and i5th Instant, 
into Consideration; and, as the Time of Assessing the 
Inhabitants by Law is passed, and there is now no 
Probability that a compleat List can be had this Year, that 
the Members of this House will, in their several Counties, 



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countenance the Taking the Lists, proposed by his 
Excellency, at the Time of next assessing the Inhabitants, 
when the House hopes the Lists will not only be taken 
with Accuracy, but with less Expence and Trouble, both 
to the Assessors and the People, and, that when the Re- 
turns are completed, that the House will take the Matter 
into further Consideration. 

To be SOLD, by public VENDUE, on the PREMISES, 
Two pood PLANTATIONS or TRACTS of LAND, one con- 
taining 232 acres, the other about 150 acres; each con- 
sisting of good wheat land, and meadow. About 100 
acres of upland, and 40 acres of meadow, are cleared on 
the first mentioned place, which will be sold on the i6th 
of this instant November; and about 60 acres of upland 
and 30 acres of meadow, cleared on the last mentioned 
place, which will be sold on the 23d of this instant; the 
rest good woodland, and swamp for meadow. There are 
on the said plantations, good dwelling houses, barns, or- 
chards, fences, and other improvements; lying on the 
south side of Mill-creek, in Northampton, about 4 miles 
from Burlington, one mile from a navigable landing on 
Ancocas-creek, and about 4 miles from Mount-holly. 
The conditions to be seen at the times and place of sale, 
and a good title made by 

THOMAS ELTON and ABRAHAM LEEDS. 

To be SOLD by public VENDUE, on the premises, the 
28th day of this instant November (if not before dis- 
posed of by private sale) for the benefit of the creditors of 
Christopher Fenigan, 

A PLANTATION, containing 93 acres of LAND, where- 
on said Christopher Fenigan now lives, situate in Chester- 
field, in the county of Burlington, about one mile above 
Bordentown, adjoining Cross-wick's creek, on which 



328 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

there is a good landing; it commands an agreeable pros- 
pect of the river Del: ware, and of the large meadow in 
Nottingham; there are on said plantation, a good frame 
house, barn, &c, about 60 acres of cleared land, of a kind 
fertile soil, the remainder in good woodland. Also to 
be sold, at the same time and place, (and with the above, 
if it suits the purchaser) 40 acres of meadow, nearly ad- 
joining the above tract, of excellent quality, 30 acres 
of which are embanked. The titles are indisputable. One 
half the purchase money will not be wanted for a number 
of years. Any person, inclining to purchase, may know 
the terms, by applying to ISAAC PEARSON, ISRAEL 
WRIGHT, and JACOB LAWRENCE, Assignees. 

Philadelphia Goal, November 3, 1772. 

Whereas the following persons were taken up and put 
in this goal, on suspicion of being runaway servants; viz. 
George Peters and Daniel Montgom- 
ery, who says hf is servant to Johnson, Esq; 

justice of the peace, in West New- Jersey. This is to give 
notice to their masters, that unless they come, within 15 
days from the date hereof, pay the charges for said ser- 
vants, and take them away, they will be set at liberty. 

JOHN JONES, Coaler. 

Hunterdon County, West New- Jersey, October 29, 1772. 
PUBLIC notice is hereby given to the creditors of JOHN 
PARLOA, now confined in the county goal of the county of 
Hunterdon, that, pursuant to an Act of Insolvency of this 
province of New-Jersey, the Court of Common Pleas, in 
and for the said county of Hunterdon, have appointed the 
first day of December next for the creditors of the said 
John Parloa, to appear before WILLIAM CLAYTON, and 
MICAJAH How, Esquires, two of the Judges of the same 
Court, at the Court-house, in Trenton, in the county 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 32 Q 

aforesaid, to show cause., if any they have, why an assign- 
ment of his estate and effects should not be then made, 
pursuant to the said Act of Insolvency, and his body dis- 
charged from confinement, he having complied with all 
other things required by the said Act. 

A LIST of LETTERS remaining in the POST-OFFICE at 
TRENTON. 

A. James Anderson, Colesnake; 1 John Anderson, Tren- 
ton; William Anderson, David Adair, Hopewell. 

B. Henry Bailie. 

C. James Carroll, Pitts-Town; Hugh Cooper, Johan- 
na Council, Andrew Cunningham, Arney's-Town ; Wil- 
liam Clark, Freehold; Hugh Gamble. 

D. Thomas Doughty, Newtown. 

E. William Eagan, Bordentown; Jacob Earwine, 
Merchant. 

H. William Hays, William Harknee, Jedediah Hol- 
moak, Barnstable; Charles Hurst, Esq; John Hinchman, 
Esq; Haddonfield; David Helem, Somerset County; John 
Hudnut, Amwell; Joseph Hickman, Hanover; Thomas 
Hamilton. 

J. Mary Jordan, James Jennings, Allen-Town; Ben- 
jamin Jones, Kingwood; James Johnson, Maidenhead. 

K. Samuel Ketchem, Amwell Mills. 

L. Peter Lecont, John Eaton Lecont, Monmouth 
County; Ralph Lapells, John Lowry. 

M. Thomas M'Caughry, William McClellan, Mine- 
brook; Robert M'Gailiard, George M'Kicham, John 
M'Dowel, Lomington; William Mills, Arney's-Town; 
James Milliken. 

N. Patrick Neal; Doctor Norton, Trenton; James 
Nealen, Reckless-Town. 

O. James Alexander Owen. 

Query: Colt's Neck. In the Pennsylvania Journal it is Colestrake. 



33 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

P. James Parker, Peter Perrine. 

R. John Ross, Ring-wood Furnace; Mary Reed, 
Freehold; Daniel Richardson, Trenton. 

S. Elizabeth Sharp, Dougald Smith, James Smith, 
Somerset Court-house; Robert Shaw, John Steil, Somer- 
set County. 

T. Andrew Todd, Daniel Turner, Samuel Tuttell, 
Morris-Town. 

V. Court Voorhees. 

W. John Carlos White, William Brown Wilson, 
Mercy Whitehead, James Whalen, Lomington; John 
Wilson. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2289, Novem- 
ber 4, 1772. 

Prince-Town, November 2, 1772. 
FIFTEEN POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from us the subscribers, near Prince-Town. 
East New-Jersey, three High Dutch servant men, viz: 
Henry Berragar. Yerry, alias George Wortman, and 

Nicholas Henry is about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches 

high, middling well set, he wears his own hair, bushy, and 
of a sandy color; is about 27 years of age, can speak mid- 
dling good English, and talk High and Low Dutch. Had 
on an oldish brown jacket, an old homespun shirt, a felt 
hat about half worn, leather breeches, grey yarn stockings, 
he chews tobacco, and will get drunk when he can get 
liquor. George is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 
inches high, slim built, can speak very little English, wears 
his own hair of a sandy colour; has a half worn felt hat 
with a very large brim, wears a brown coat with buttons 
all the way down, a large brown waist-coat with him, two 
red jackets, two pairs of black leather breeches, one pair 
of grey yarn stockings, a pair of calf-skin shoes, with 
yellow square buckles, and a small tea kettle. Nicholas 
is about 21 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, wears 



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his own brown bushy hair platted behind; he is slim built,, 
has a new felt hat, two new tow and linen shirts, a pair of 
half worn leather breeches, one pair of white trousers, a 
brown linsey jacket, one bluish mixt jacket, one pair of 
grey stockings, and another pair not fellows, a pair of 
thick shoes much run to one side, and tied with strings; 
he talks very quick, and broken English. 

Whoever takes up and secures said runaways, so that 
their masters may have them again, shall receive the above 
reward, and reasonable charges, or Five Pounds for each 
of them, paid by us, 

WILLIAM CLARK, AND 
ISAAC CLARK. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forewarned not to 
carry them off at their peril. 

The New-York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1557, November 5, 1772. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on the Premises, on Wed- 
nesday the pth Day of December next, at 2 o'clock in 
the Afternoon, or at private Sale any Time before. 

A Plantation in the Township of Mendem, in the 
County of Morris, and Province of East New-Jer- 
sey, containing 400 Acres, and Allowances for Highways, 
whereof about twenty Acres is Meadow, and will produce 
in a common year upwards of 30 Tons of good Hay, and 
40 Acres more (as good) may be made; the Remainder is 
good Land for tilling or Grain, and 100 Acres of it al- 
ready cleared : The Whole is well wooded, watered, and 
timbered, there being a Stream of Water running through 
the Plantation sufficient for any Kind of Water Works. 
There is on the Plantation a Dwelling-House, and a good 
Well of Water at the Door, a good new 7 Barn 40 Feet by 
twenty eight Feet, a young bearing Orchard of 350 Apple 
Trees, all grafted with choice Fruit, and a Number of 



33 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ IJJ2, 

other good Fruit Trees. It is within one Mile of a 
Quaker Meeting-House, and three Miles of the Presby- 
terian Meeting-House at Rockaway, and but seven Miles 
from Morris-Town ; the House stands where four publick 
JRoads meet, and is a good Situation for a Tavern or Store. 
At the same Time will be sold sundry farming Utensils. 
Any Person inclining to purchase before the Day of Sale, 
may know the Conditions by applying to Matthias Hal- 
sted, Merchant, in Elizabeth-Town, or to the Subscriber, 
on the Premises. 

NATHANIEL MITCHEL. 

THE Owners of running Horses, Three Quarters 
Blood and under, are desired to take Notice, That 
there will be a Purse to be run for at Morris-Town this 
Month. The Particulars will be inserted more fully in 
next Paper. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly 
Mercury, No. 1098, November 9, 1772. 

Woolwich Township, Glouster County, 

October. 22, 1772. 
To be SOLD, by way of PUBLIC VENDUE, on the igth of 

November next. 

A VALUABLE plantation and tract of land, situate on 
the North Branch or Raccoon-Creek, containing 353 
Acres, about 100 cleared, of which near 30 acres are 
mowable meadow, and about 40 more may be made; on 
the premises is a small orchard of good fruit, also a good 
new dwelling-house and kitchen, a new barn, hay-house, 
stable, cow-house, &c. The conditions will be made 
known at the time and place of sale, on the premises, by 

ROBERT TAYLOR. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 
ABSCONDED from his usual place of abode, a certain 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 333- 

ANTHONY SNYDER, a Dutchman, and served his time at 
Alloway's Creek, is of a fresh complexion, light brown 
hair, and about 5 feet 5 inches high ; had on when he went 
away, light coloured homespun cloth jacket with cuffs, a 
light coloured calimancoe ditto under it, white stockings, 
coarse shoes, white metal buckles and a new castor hat. 
Said Snyder did, on the 24th day of October, assign a. 
note of hand to the subscriber, in payment of a debt, 
which has since appeared to have" been forged, in order to 
defraud me; I therefore offer the above reward to any 
person, that will apprehend and secure the said Snyder in 
any goal, so that he may be brought to justice, and the 
subscriber have an opportunity to recover his right, to- 
gether with reasonable charges, paid by 

THOMAS FOLWELL. 
*y.* He sometimes goes by the name of Taylor^ 

Elsenborough, November 2, 1772. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2290, November 
n, 1772. 

NEW- YORK, November 12. The first Battalion of the 
6oth, or Royal American Regiment, under the command 
of Colonel Prevost, sailed from Amboy for Jamacia, on 
Friday last. 

Pursuant to an Order of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, of the County of Bergen. Notice is hereby 
given to all the Creditors of Samuel Moore, an insolvent 
Debtor, to show Cause, if any they have, on Monday the 
seventh Day of December next, at 12 o' Clock, at the 
House of Mr. Vootson, 2 Inn-Keeper at Hackinsack, in the 
County of Bergen, before Rynear Vongein 3 and Peter 
Zabriskie Esquires, two of his Majesty's Judges of said 

1 A translation from the Dutch or Holland, Rnydrr. a tailor. 

2 Watson. 3 Van Giesen. 



334 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Court, why an Assignment of the said Debtor's Estate 
should not be made, and he the said debtor discharged, 
agreeable to the Directions of a late Act of the Governor, 
Council and General Assembly of the Province of New- 
Jersey, entitled "an Act for the Relief of insolvent 
Debtors." 

Hackensack, October 29, 1772. 

The New-York Journal; or The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1558, November 12, 1772. 

Salem County, West New Jersey, November 2, 1772. 

I AM very sorry for advertising my Wife, it being done 
through the Heat of Passion and Inconsideration ; which 

I now retract. 

JOHN RLWELL. 

Salem, West New Jersey, November 6, 1772. 

THIS day was committed to my custody, a certain 
WILLIAM RICHARDSON, a Chimney-sweeper, who says 
he belongs to one CURTIS GRUBB. He was advertised 
in the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 22S^. 1 These are to de- 
sire the said master to come, pay charges, and take him 
away, or he will be sold for the same, in five weeks from 
the date hereof, by 

BATEMAN LLOYD, Sheriff. 

Whereas James Hunter, and Henry Glass, opened a 
shop in Ridley township, Chester county, in the year 1768, 
and in the year 1769, removed to the Upper Precinct, on 
Cape May, and in the year 1771, opened a shop in Goshen, 
Chester county; and as there are out-standing debts long 
due, this may inform them that stand indebted to those 
shops, that the books, bonds, notes and accounts, are all 
in the possession of the subscriber, in Philadelphia, and 

1 In that advertisement it is said he ran away from Cornwall Fur- 
nace, otherwise Grubb's Furnace. 



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unless they discharge their respective debts, before the 
first of December next, the whole bonds, notes, and ac- 
counts, will be put into attornies hands to recover, &c. 
As the partnership in the above shops dissolved the first of 
June last, there is an absolute necessity of closing those 
accounts. Any person, or persons, having any demands 
for goods sold for those stores, or any demands on the 
late partnership, are desired to bring in their accounts, to 
be adjusted by 

JAMES HUNTER. 

N. B. James Hunter has imported, in the last vessels 
from London, Bristol and Liverpool, a neat Assortment 
of MERCHANDISE, which he will sell on the lowest terms; 
all those that are indebted above nine months, are desired 
to pay. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2291, November 
18, 1772. 

WHEREAS Mr. William Taylor, in the town of Lees- 
burg, Loudoun county, in Virginia, advertises a Grey 
Mare stolen from him : The subscriber informs Mr. 
Taylor, he has purchased a certain Grey Mare, which he 
supposes to be the same. Upon proving property, and 
complying with the terms of this advertisement, the Mare 
will be delivered by 

Trenton, N. -Jersey, Nov. 16. CHARLES HARRISON. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Adver- 
tiser, No. 1563, November 18, 1772. 

To BE SOLD at private Sale. 

A Plantation in Woodbridge, East New- Jersey, con- 
taining between seventy and eighty acres of Land, laying 
on the main country road that leads from Philadelphia to 
New York, and within less than half a mile of Capt. 
Nathaniel Heard's, well situated for a merchant, tavern- 
keeper or tradesman; with a good dwelling house, barn, 



336 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

orchard, and an extraordinary well of water at the kitchen 
door, and the greatest part of said land is covered with 
fine young timber. Any person inclining to purchase 
may apply to the subscriber, and agree on terms. 

RICHARD WRIGHT. 
Woodbridge, November 19, 1772. 

Whereas Phebe, the Wife of me the Subscriber, has 
eloped from my Bed and Board, and has threatened to 
run me in Debt, and even to use her Endeavours to ruin 
me. This is therefore to forewarn all Persons from 
crediting her on my Account, as I will not pay any Debt 
or Debts of her contracting from the Date thereof. 

JONATHAN HIGGINS. 
Borough of Elizabeth, Nov. 4, 1772. 

The New-York Gazette, or The Weekly Post-Bo\, 
No. 1545, November 23, 1772. 

FOUR DOLLARS REWARD. 

RAN AWAY fr^m the subscriber, living- in Tinicum 
township, Bucks county, on the loth instant (Novem- 
ber), a negro man named JACK, born in the West-Indies, 
speaks the German language, is about thirty years of age, 
and five feet six or seven inches high; a thick well-set- 
fellow, and has remarkable lumps and scars on his legs; 
Had on when he went away a brown cloth lapelled jacket 
with linsey lining, a thickset under jacket, tow shirt and 
trowsers, and old boot feet for shoes. He is addicted to 
such elopements, and thereby is acquainted in the Jerseys, 
betwixt Trenton and Philadelphia, where it is supposed 
he will lurk. Whoever will take up and secure him, so 
that I may get him again, shall receive the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, paid by 

ARTHUR ERWIN. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 57, November 23, 1772. 



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POWLES- HOOK 
RACE. 

TO be run for at Powles-Hook on Friday 27, Inst. 
A PURSE OF FIFTY DOLLARS, (to give and 
take Weight for Age, Size, and Blood,) by any Horse, 
Mare, or Gelding, except full bloods for a Purse of 
Twenty Pounds or upwards. An aged Horse, three 
Quarters Blood, 14 Hands, to carry 9 Stone, and for 
every year to be allowed 7 Pounds; and for every Inch 
under or over, 7 Pounds; and for every Quarter Blood, 6 
Pounds. To run the best two of three two Mile Heats. 
Horses to be entered the Day before running, paying 
Twenty Shillings Entrance, or double at the Post. The 
entrance to be run for the Day following. 

A Purse of .20. 

TO be Run for, on the Course, on Morris Town 
Green, the best of three Two-Mile Heats, on 
Tuesday the 24th of November, instant, by any Horse, 
Mare, or Gelding, not exceeding three Quarters Blood, 
(Richmond and Auctioneer except ed). 

Half Blood to carry a Feather, and any thing above 
Half Blood 8 st. 7 Ib. Not less than three reputed Run- 
ning Horses to start. 

* * * Entrance 20 s. or Double at the Post. 

To be SOLD, 

A Neat convenient Stone House, strong and well built; 
it has an Entry and three Rooms, with Fire-places 
below and one above Stairs, a good Cellar under the 
whole, and a Stone Kitchen. It is in a pleasant Part of 
the Town of Newark, and the best Place for Business. 
Also 12 Acres of good Land, adjoining two publick 
Roads, within a Mile of said House. The Titles are in- 
disputable, and will be sold together or separate. Any 

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NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Person inclining to purchase, are desired to apply to 
Susannah Hurtin, or to Garret Thibon, Store-keeper near 
the Church in Newark. 

N. B. A likely, healthy young Negro Wench, that can 
do all Manner of House-work, to be sold. Enquire as 
above. 

STRAYED away from the Subscriber, at Elizabeth- 
Town, a Bay Mare 6 Years old, with a Slit in the 
left Ear; she is a natural Pacer, and about 13 Hands and 
a. half high. Also a black yearling Mare Colt, with a 
Blaze in the Forehead, and four white Feet, has a small 
.Slit in the left Ear, and trots and paces. Whoever takes 
up the said Creatures, so that the Owner may get them 
again, shall have Fourteen Shillings Reward, and all 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

PETER TUNIS. 

SIX DOLLARS REWARD. 


RUN-away from the Subscriber, living in Princeton, 
on Sunday Morning the I5th Instant, a Servant 
Man named JOHN WARREN, about 21 Years old, 5 
Feet 8 Inches high, light-colored Hair, a well set genteel 
looking young Man, left handed, and is supposed to be in 
New- York : Had on when he went away, a short brown 
Coat, a Cotton and Worsted double-breasted Jacket, a 
good Beaver Hat, a Pair of light blue home made Stock- 
ings, Pinchbeck Buckles, and a Pair of Shoes half worn. 
Whoever takes up the said Run-away, and secures him in 
any Goal, shall have the above Reward, paid by Robert 
Norris, at Elizabeth-Town ; Or in Princeton, with all law- 
ful Charges, by 

GEORGE NORRIS. 

N. B. Masters of Vessels and others are forbid to 
carry him off, or harbour him at their Peril. 



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Ringwood Iron-Works, Nov. 16, 1772. 

STOLEN out of Ringwood Stables about three 
Weeks ago, an Iron Roan Horse, about nine or 
ten Years old, a natural Pacer, fifteen Hands and half 
high, has a large Head, and carries it much out from his 
Chest, his Brands or Marks, if he has any, are not known, 
but as he has been work'd in the Waggon all Summer, 
the Marks of the Gears are visible. Whoever secures 
the Thief, shall be paid all Charges of Commitment and 
Prosecution, together with TEN DOLLARS Reward, 
and all reasonable Charges for the Horse, by 

ROBERT ERSKINE. 

LOST at CHARLOTTEBURGH IRON WORKS, about the 
1 5th of July last, two Orders, drawn by Mr. John 
Jacob Faesh, 1 on Messrs. READE and Y'ATES, Merchants, 
in New- York; one in Favour of Conrod Frank, dated the 
sixth of April, for 130 1. York Money, payable three 
Months after Sight; and the other in Favour of Peter 
Westerman, dated the I4th of April, for Fifty Pounds 
like Money; also payable in three Months after Sight; 
and both Orders were accepted the 2Oth of April : 
THEREFORE, Notice is hereby given that the Payment of 
said Orders is stoped, consequently they can be of no Ser- 
vice to any other Person but the Owners, who have given 
the Printers Directions to pay Three Pounds Reward, to 
any Person that should deliver said Orders to him, and no 
further Questions shall be asked. 

The Bound-Brook TAVERN. 

WILLIAM KELLEY, Tavern-keeper, removed 
from the North and South Branches of Raritan, 
has now open'd Tavern at the Sign of the Buck in Bound- 

1 For a sketch of John Jacob Faesch, a noted ironmaster of Northern 
New Jersey, see N. J. Archives, XXV., 163. 



34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Brook, the House wherein Capt. Dunham lately lived: 
The House is large and sufficient to entertain several 
Companies at the same Time. He has laid in a Stock 
of Spirits with other Liquors; has a constant Supply of 
fresh Provisions, with every other necesssary Accommo- 
dation, and will be at all Times prepared to receive and 
entertain Company in the neatest and in the most com- 
fortable Manner. He takes this Method to return Thanks 
to those Gentlemen and Ladies who have favoured him 
with their Company, and begs leave to assure them he will 
take particular Care to regulate and conduct the House 
in a Manner to give general Satisfaction. He is also 
provided with the best English Hay, and other Accom- 
modations for Horses. The New-York Gazette, and the 
Weekly Mercury, No. noo, November 23, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA. | On Monday se' night were interred in 
the Presbyterian church yard, in West Nottingham, Ches- 
ter county, the remains of Mr. JOHN KIRPATRICK, who 
departed this life in the 85th year of his age, sixty-two 
years of which time he lived with one wife. He was 
father to the late Rev. WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK Minister 
of the Gospel at Amwell, in New-Jersey. He possessed 
a strong masculine understanding, and discovered, both 
in his life and conversation, genuine marks of a most 
singular and original character. The primitive simpli- 
city and order with which he conducted the affairs of his 
house, revived, in the minds of all who beheld them, the 
ideas of those partriarchal times, when the offices of 
Prophet, Priest, and King were united in the head of a 
family. He enjoyed, in the close of his life, so much of 
the constant sunshine of Heaven, which showed itself in 
numberless acts of piety and benevolence, and an habitual 
chearfulness of temper, that when he died, he might rather 
be said to have changed his place, than his company. 



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The Pennsylvania Journal, and the Weekly Advertiser; 
No. 1564, November 25, 1772. 

To BE SOLD, 

At J. HOLT'S PRINTING-OFFICE, 

Near the Coffee-House. 

A complete Assortment of Stationery, of all Kinds, viz: 
Most of the above Articles especially Paper and 

Account. 
Books, will be sold cheap for Cash, in the wholesale Way. 

ALSO to be SOLD at the same Place 

Horn-Books, Battledores, Primers, Testaments, Bibles, 
Children Books of all sorts, and a Variety of other 
Books and Pamphlets, particularly 
Mr. Learning, on the first Day Sabbath, and on the Evid- 

encies of Christianity. 
Mr. Gwatkin's Letter to the Clergy of New York, and 

New Jersey. 1 

Mr. Doty's primitive Doctrine of Infant Baptism, found- 
ed upon and proved by the Word of God. The New- 
York Journal, or The General Advertiser, No. 1560, 
November 26, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, November 25.! We hear the sloop Bent- 
ham, capt. Thomas Albertson, from New- York for this 
port, is drove ashore near Sandy-Hook. It is hoped the 
vessel and cargo will be saved. The New-York Gazette, 
or The Weekly Post-Boy, No. 1546, November 30, 1772. 

1 A | Letter I to the | Clergy | of | New York and New Jersey, | 
occasioned by | An Address | to the | Episcopalians in Virginia. | By 
the Reverend Thomas Gwatkin, Professor of | Mathematicks, and 
Natural Philosophy, in William | and Mary College, f I" the Progress 
of this Business, | Ere a determinate Resolution, He | (I mean the 
Bishop) did require a Respite. Shakespeare. | but now the Bishop | 
Turns Insurrection to Religion. Ibid. J Who art Thou that judgest 
another Man's Servant? To his own Master he standeth or | falleth. 
St. Paul. I Williamsburg: I Printed by Alex. Purdie, and John Dixon. 
1772. | sm 4to. pp. 26, (2). 



34 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

FIVE DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN-away from Samuel Ogden, of Boontown, in 
the County of Morris, and Province of New-Jer- 
sey, on Sunday the i8th of October last : A Negro Man 
named Mingo or Tim, he is about 30 Years of Age, has a 
Scar either on his Nose or on one of his Cheeks ; is about 
5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, plays on the Violin, speaks 
good Dutch and English, and is much addicted to Strong 
drink : Had on when he went away a dark brown broad 
cloth Coat, with brass Philadelphia Buttons, a brown 
broad cloth waist-coat, with basket mohair Buttons, a 
Pair of red coating Trowsers, an ozenbrig Shirt and wool 
Hat. He was formerly the property of Isaac Wilkins, 
Esq; of West-Chester, about which Place it is not unlikely 
he may be lurking. Whoever apprehends said Negro and 
returns him to his Master, or secures him in any of his 
Majesty's Goals, shall be paid the above Reward, and all 
reasonable Charges by SAMUEL OGDEN. 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Supreme Court of 
New-Jersey, NOTICE is hereby given to the 
Creditors of Joshua Marsh, an insolvent Debtor, confined 
in the Goal of the Borough of Elizabeth, to show Cause 
(if any they have) on the 17 Day of December next at the 
Common-Hall in Elizabeth-Town, before the Worship- 
ful Daniel Pierson, and Jonathan Hampton, Esqrs, Judges 
of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Essex; 
why an Assignment of the said Debtor's Estate should 
not be made for the Use of his Creditors, and he there 
upon be discharged from his Imprisonment, agreeable to 
a late Act of Assembly, passed in the I2th Year of his 
present Majesty's Reign, for the Relief of insolvent 
Debtors. 

Elizabeth-Town 
Nov. 1 6, 1772 JOSHUA MARSH. 



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STRAYED or stolen out of the pasture of the subscri- 
ber, living in Newark, on the night of the 2ist 
instant November, a dark bay horse, about seven years 
old, without mark or brand, about 13 hands and a half 
high, trots and gallops, has been much used to the saddle, 
the hind part of which has hurt his back, and the mark 
is still to be seen; he is shod before. Any person that will 
bring said horse to the owner, shall have Four Dollars 
reward and all reasonable charges paid. If stolen, the 
person that secures the thief or thieves, so that they may 
be brought to justice, shall have FIVE POUNDS, and 
all charges paid by 

SAMUEL HAYES. 

To be LETT or SOLD, 

A Small farm lying at Second River, in New- Jersey, 
nearly opposite Col. John Schuyler's, and which 
formerly belonged to Whitemore: It contains about 12 
or 14 Acres, has a good House with four good Rooms 
in it. Any person inclining to hire or purchase, may 
apply to Whitehead Hicks, Esq ; in New- York, or to Gar- 
ret Thibou, Store-keeper near the Church at Newark. 
The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 
noi, November 30, 1772. 

On the 1 7th of November was taken up, at the Widow 
Davis's Tavern, between Hacket's-Town and Greenwich 
Forge, in Sussex County, New Jersey, a certain Person, 
on Suspicion of having stolen a Stallion in York County; 
but in taking him to a Magistrate, although his Hands 
were tied, he jumped off the Horse he rode, and made 
his Escape in the Woods, leaving behind him a small 
Bay Horse, and a Quantity of Dry Goods, which were 
taken back to the aforesaid Tavern. As they are sup- 
posed to have been stole, any Person proving Property 
to the Horse or Goods, may have them again on paying 



344 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Charges, by applying- to the Subscriber, living near Dur- 
ham, in Berks County, 

ROBERT WILSON. 

In the New-York Papers we find, that by the Vigilance 
of the Magistrates, 40 in the County of Albany, no less 
than twelve Persons were lately taken up and committed 
to Goal, for counterfeiting and passing counterfeit Money 
of that Province. There were found in the Posession of 
the different Offenders, several Plates for striking Three 
Pounds and Five Shillings, New- York Bills, and Jersey 
Bills of different Denominations; also two Presses and a 
Quantity of Types; a Stamp for Dollars, and other Im- 
plements, with a Quantity of Bills, some finished, and 
some unfinished. 

THE PROPRIETORS of the BORDEN-TOWN and BUR- 
LINGTON STAGE WAGGONS, do hereby inform the Public, 
that the high Price of Grain, lays them under a Neces- 
sity of raising the Fare of Passengers, going to and from 
South-Amboy, and that from the First Day of this instant 
December, a Passenger must pay Five Shillings, to or 
from Borden-Town, and Six Shillings, to or from Bur- 
lington. 

JOSEPH BORDEN, JOSEPH FOLWELL. 

To be SOLD, by the SUBSCRIBER, at the Head of Allo- 
way's Creek, in the county of Salem, and province of 
New Jersey. 

A VALUABLE PLANTATION and TRACT of LAND, con- 
taining 250 ACRES, about 100 cleared, 40 whereof are 
good meadow; there is on said place, a good brick house, 
with barn, stabling and other out-houses; likewise a good 
stream of water, and a saw-mill, lately rebuilt, the stream 
and conveniences very suitable to erect a grist or mer- 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 345 

chant mill. Any person inclining to purchase, may apply 
to the subscriber, on the premises. 

ISAAC OAKFORD. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2293, December 
2, 1772. 

December 12, 1772. 

WHEREAS Alexander Graham, of the city of Philadel- 
phia, Shopkeeper, hath assigned over to Jacob Winey, 
Andrew Bunner, Clement Biddle, and John Field, all his 
estate, books, and effects, in trust for the use of his present 
Creditors; and whereas John Graham, or Grimes, late of 
Salem, New Jersey, brother to the said Alexander Gra- 
ham, as well to discharge a debt to the said Alexander, 
as to obtain the releasement of his person from imprison- 
ment and to induce the Creditors to grant him a letter of 
License for three years, has by two instruments of writ- 
ing, assigned and released his effects in trust for the use 
of the present Creditors of the said Alexander Graham, 
as by said Assignments and Release at large appears 
therefore, all persons who have any demands against the 
said Alexander Graham, or against the said John Gra- 
ham, are desired to bring them in to Clement Biddle, be- 
fore the 1 6th day of January, that a dividend of said 
effects may be made agreeable to the Trust reposed in the 
. Assignees. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal 
Advertiser, No. 309, December 5 to 12, 1772. 

To the Printer of the New- York Gazette and the Weekly 
Mercury. 
MR. PRINTER, 

HEN a Writer submits any literary Production to 
the Inspection of the Public, every Man has a 
Right to examine it; provided he does this with 
Decency and Candour. I shall not knowingly 
violate either in the following Strictures on some Parts of 




34^ NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

a Performance, contained in two of your late Papers, and 
which had been printed before, in the Form of a Pamph- 
let. 

You have given us Dr. WITHERSPOONS Address to the 
Inhabitants of Jamaica, and other West-India Islands, in 
behalf of the College of New-Jersey. The Republication 
of this Address in your Gazette, that it might circulate 
thro' North-America, trio' designed originally for the 
West-Indies, has occasioned various Speculations, and 
many of your Readers have been at a Loss for some Clue 
to direct them to the Motives and Reasons of it. For 
my Part, I am inclined to think this Step was taken upon 
a Presumption that it would operate in Favour of the 
College at Princeton; tho' in a Method different from 
what was first intended by the Address. I have been in- 
formed that the Trustees of that College prepared making 
a Collection in the West-India Islands for the Seminary 
under their Care; and that this Address was drawn up 
to facilitate thaf* Measure : So far was very well. The 
Zeal of those Gentlemen to promote the Interest of their 
College was commendable. But what have the North- 
Americans to do with this ? Why was the Address, origi- 
nally designed for, and directed to, the Inhabitants of the 
West-Indies, obtruded on them? 

Upon reading that part of the Address you first gave 
us, I was considering whether a display of the Doctor's 
Ability and Skill in Composition might not be the 
motive for this Republication or to inform the Public, 
of the Place of his Birth, near Edinburgh, and of his Con- 
nection with the Members of the University of Glasgow. 
The Contents naturally led me to think so; this was also 
very harmless. It might proceed from the Advice of 
Friends ; imagining that a Person thus distinguished, and 
placed at the Head of their College, if generally known, 
would add to its Reputation. As I mean not to detract 



I 77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 347 

from the Doctor's real Merit from his Talents for 
writing or his literary Attainments ; so neither shall I take 
upon me to determine how far this Composition may have 
contributed to establish his Character as an Author. I 
am perfectly willing that he and his College should re- 
main in the full and quiet Possession of all the Advan- 
tages, honours and emoluments arising to them, in this 
Respect, from the present Address. 

But the Part of this Address, which you published in a 
succeeding Paper, clearly pointed out the Method by 
which the College of New-Jersey was to have Service 
done to it, viz. By representing it as superior to all the 
neighbouring Colleges. Thus whilst Contributions were 
to be levied in the West-Indies, the Youth of North- 
America were to be lured by the Charmer's Voice into the 
Bosom of Nassau-Hall. 

Had this Gentleman been content with recommending 
an Education in America, as preferable to one in Great- 
Britain, where, it seems, Boys are apt to be idle and very 
naughty had he only amused us with telling that Am- 
erica is nearer the West-Indies than Great-Britain that 
Princeton is extremely healthy, and so happily situated 
between New-York and Philadelphia, that it could not be 
moved a Yard either way, without manifest Disadvan- 
tage nay, had he been satisfied with giving a minute 
Detail of Premiums conferred in the several Classes of his 
School and College, or of the Government and Mode of 
Teaching practiced in each : I know no Person that 
would be offended at such Speculations; and besides, they 
might serve to take off some of that Blame which he tells 
us the Friends of that College have incurred by their 
Neglect of giving prompous Descriptions, or repeated 
Recommendations of it in the public Papers a Charge, 
which in my humble Opinion, is utterly Groundless. But 
when Insinuations are flung out, which are justly deemed 



348 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

injurious to other Seminaries, when advantages are held 
up as peculiar to the College of Princeton, the Reader 
being led to imagine that other Colleges are destitute of 
them : The learned President must not be surprised if 
Notice be taken of such Things. And I am persuaded 
he will be the less inclined to take amiss the few Animad- 
versions I am about to make, as I attribute the exception- 
able Passages, which gave Rise to them, principally to 
Misinformation. When he is better acquainted with the 
State of Things in America, he will often be very apt to 
suspect that several Articles of Intelligence which he re- 
ceives from a certain Quarter, are dictated by Party 
.Spirit. 

The Doctor recommends his College to the Attention 
and Esteem of Men of Penetration and Candour, chiefly 
from such Circumstances as are essential to its Situa- 
tion and Constitution, and therefore must be supposed 
to have not only the most powerful but the most lasting 
Effect. These Circumstances he reduces under five dif- 
ferent Heads; and to these we ought to attend, as the 
supposed Superiority of Princeton College depends on 
.them. 

He begins with affirming the College of New-Jersey 
is altogether independent. This Expression is very 
strong. Does he mean Independent with respect to its 
Funds, or to the Principles which are therein circulated? 
The former Sense is excluded by what he soon after 
adds we are so far, says he, from having our Fund 
so complete, as of itself to support the necessary Expence, 
that the greater Part of our annual Income, arises from 
the Payment of the Scholars, and the very Design of 
this Address, which is to solict Benefactions, plainly 
evinces that their Funds are not in a State of Indepen- 
dency. 

It remains that this College is altogether independent, 



1772] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 349 1 

with Respect to the Principles that are there inculcated- 
Does this Gentleman then imagine that this Circumstance- 
will recommend his College to Men of Penetration and 
Candour under a British Government, and where the 
Church of England is established? The Principles of 
Independents are justly deemed by the judicious and dis- 
cerning, not only unfriendly, but dangerous in the highest 
Degree, to our happy Constitution, which has often bled 
under their seditious Machinations. Turbulence and 
Faction ever have, and probably ever will mark their Pro- 
ceedings. Would this Gentleman see the genuine Effects of 
Principles altogether Independent ? I need not send him 
so far back as to the Reign of CHARLES I, for this, when 
they laid our Constitution in Ruins. Let him only turn 
his Eyes to BOSTON, where he may see Men acting on- 
those Principles, and in such a Manner as to be a Dis- 
grace to all Order and Government. The giddy Caprice, 
Insolence and Disorders, which are there daily exhibited, 
are sufficient to give every reasonable Man and loyal Sub- 
ject a Disgust to Principles altogether Independent. 
Peace to Connecticut and its Constitution, that political 
Paradox where local adventitious Circumstances prevent 
the same Spirit from becoming so conspicuous. 

The learned President goes on. It, i. e. the College 
of N. Jersey hath received no Favour from Government, 
but the Charter, by the particular Friendship of a Person 
now deceased. It owes nothing but to the Benefactions 
of a public so diffusive, that it cannot produce particular 
Dependence, or operate by partial Influence. From this 
Circumstance it must be free from two great Evils, and 
derive the like Number of solid Advantages. There is no 
Fear of being obliged to choose Teachers upon ministerial 
Recommendations, or in Compliance with the over-bear- 
ing Weight of Family Interest. 

Those two Evils, from which the College of Princeton^ 



35 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

is exempt, are, I confess, of a very extraordinary Nature 
Doubtless this Gentleman must have in View some Amer- 
ican Colleges, which are exposed to those Evils. This 
is manifestly implied; for he is here enumerating those 
Circumstances which are essential to the Situation and 
Constitution of his College, and must therefore be sup- 
posed to have not only the most powerful, but the most 
lasting Effects; and from these, endeavours to recom- 
mend it to the Attention and Esteem of Men of Penetra- 
tion and Candour. Would it not be absurd therefore 
to rank among these Circumstances, such as are common 
to other Colleges; and not essential or peculiar to that of 
New -Jersey ? 

Well! What Colleges are those which have received 
Favours from Government that must choose Teachers 
upon ministerial Recommendation, or in Compliance with 
the over-bearing Weight of Family Interest? I cannot 
conceive that any other Colleges can be pointed at, than 
those of Williamsburgh, Philadelphia and New-York. 
That of Williamsburgh is so distant, and thro' a Succes- 
sion of unlucky Circumstances, is in such a depress'd State 
that it cannot be supposed to rival any College in the 
more northern Colonies, or engage this Gentleman's At- 
tention. The College of Philadelphia received a Charter, 
and some other Favours from the Proprietor of Pennsyl- 
vania; but it does not appear in Fact that the proprietory 
Family ever interfered with the Government or internal 
Regulations of that College. The Trustees, many of 
whom are in an opposite Interest to the Proprietor, are 
vested with such Powers by their Charter, that the Pro- 
prietor, were he even willing, could not control their Reso- 
lutions; especially in such Matters as this Gentleman re- 
fers to. His present Majesty graciously bestowed his 
Royal Bounty on that College in a late Collection ; but the 
Person would be only laughed at, who would infer from 



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thence, that the King's Ministers would found a Claim 
thereon to influence or direct the Measures of that Cor- 
poration. So that it is not likely that he had even this 
College, at least principally, in view. ' 

The College of New-York stands the fairest for being 
the Mark at which the President's Observation was lev- 
elled. It has a Royal Charter, and ample Privileges by 
Virtue of that Charter, it equally shared in the same 
royal Munificence with the College of Philadelphia. Our 
gracious Sovereign has been pleased very lately to remit 
for ever the Quit-Rents of some valuable Tracts of Land 
granted for its Use. 'There is a Family of Distinction in 
New- York, which has numerous and respectable Con- 
nexions, and they have patronized that College, to their 
immortal Honour, and opposed the Torrent of Party 
Rage that would have crushed it as soon as formed. But 
that College has not yet felt, and there is not the most 
distant Prospect that it ever will feel, the Evils suggested 
by the learned President. 

Does this Gentleman really believe, that his Majesty's 
Ministers of State, at the Distance of 3000 Miles, will 
interfere in choosing Teachers for the College of New- 
York? That those Teachers will be chosen in Conse- 
quence of Ministerial Recommendation f Is it not equally 
ridiculous to suppose this, as to suppose the King's Min- 
isters would interest themselves in choosing Constables 
for the City of New- York, because its Charter and some 
Grants of Lands have been received from the Crown? 
Why then throw out this Insinuation, so absurd, so im- 
probable, to prejudice Mankind against a respectable Sem- 
inary? Surely this Gentleman must have been sadly at 
a Loss for Arguments, to shew the superior Advantages 
of his own College, when he pitched upon this. An 
Argument which is likely to have an Effect, contrary to 
what he intended, with all Men of Sense. 



35 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Equally groundless and injurious is the Insinuation, 
that Teachers must be chosen in Compliance with the 
over-bearing Weight of Family Interest. The Family 
above-mentioned, is, no Doubt, here aimed at: To one 
of its Members, who was an Honour to America, 1 the 
College of New- York owes its Charter. He, and other 
Friends of Literature, snatched the Infant Sciences from 
their Cradle, when ready to perish, cherished them with 
parental Tenderness, and exerted their zealous Endea- 
vours to bring them to Maturity and Perfection. But 
that Family never did, by its over-bearing Weight in- 
fluence the Choice of Teachers; or recommend any meas- 
ure inconsistent with the most liberal Sentiments. In 
chusing Professors for that College, the Circumstances 
principally attended to, were Abilities, Prudence and a 
fair Character. Their Profession, in Point of Religion, 
was never any Impediment. One of the Professors, 
who has acquitted himself with universal Approbation for 
several Years in his Department, is a Presbyterian. The 
Doctor boasts that his College is founded, and hath been 
conducted upon the most Catholic Principles. But can he 
produce such an Instance as this of it's being conducted 
on Catholic Principles? Was any Member of the Church 
of England ever admitted to be a Professor in the College 
of Princeton? I believe not. And altho' I will not af- 
firm that the above Professor, or any other Professor in 
the College of New- York, has more Wisdom and self- 
denial than usually falls to the Lot of Humanity: Yet 
no Inconveniency has ever arisen from their Diversity of 
religious Sentiments, as the learned President apprehends. 
The Society has not been divided into Parties, nor mar- 
shalled under Names, on that Account. 

As a Consequence that naturally may be expected from 



1 James de Lancey doubtless' is meant, who as Lieutenant-Governor 
allowed the act to pass the seals. 



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the State of Princeton College its being altogether in- 
dependent its Governors and Teachers being removed 
as far as the State of Human Nature will admit, from\ 
any Tempation to a fawning, cringing Spirit, and mean 
Servility in Hope of Court Favour or Promotion; the 
learned President informs us, that in Fact they have 
found by Experience hitherto the Spirit of Liberty hath 
breathed high and strong in all its Members. This In- 
formation was needless to those who are acquainted with 
the State of Princeton College. The Students in their 
public Exhibitions have very often entered deeply, into the 
Party Politics and Contentions of England, both in for- 
mer and latter Times, and in such Manner as to give the 
greatest Offence to many who were present. This hath 
become so flagrant, especially of late, that a Person, who 
appears to be a warm Friend to Princeton College, gave 
a very sensible and just Rebuke for it in the Pennsyl- 
vania Chronicle of the 3ist of October last. 1 In Truth 
I condole with the Doctor on the Aukwardness of his 
Situation; being obliged to avow in Public a Fact, which 
he has been under a Necessity of apologizing for often in 
private, and perhaps really disapproves. However this 
may exculpate the learned President himself, it is certain- 
ly no Recommendation of his College, of its Constitution 
or Government. 

But this is called the Spirit of Liberty, which breathes 
high and strong. Others will probably think it deserves 
and will give it a worse Name. I know no Business that 
Students have with such Matters. The general Princi- 
ples and different Forms of Government, they ought in- 
deed to be made acquainted with, and the Subject is 
treated of in most Books of Natural Law. But for Stu- 
dents to be trained up in the peculiar Tenets, and taught 
to pace in the political Trammels, of any Sect or Party, 

1 See pages 314-317, ante. 

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to waste their Time in canvassing the Proceedings and 
Principles of different Factions, to have their Judgment 
early biassed, and Impressions, perhaps injurious to our 
happy Constitution, made on their Minds, before they are 
able to distinguish what is Right, from what is Wrong, in 
such Matters; is improper in the highest Degree, and ut- 
terly inconsistent with the Business of a College. Stu- 
dents would spend their Time full as well, (I am sure 
with less Detriment to the State,) were they to employ it 
in "extracting Sunbeams out of Cucumbers," to be laid up 
for the Benefit of his Majesty's liege Subjects, in "raw, 
inclement Summers," like some Academicans in LAGADO; 
or divertise themselves with the several Plays and Amuse- 
ments of the renowned GARAGANTUA, when he went to 
College. 

The Governors and Teachers however of Princeton 
College, are removed as far as East is from West, from 
any Temptation to a fawning, cringing Spirit and mean 
Servility in hobe of Court Favour and Promotion. But 
there is such a Thing as a cringing Spirit and mean Ser- 
vility towards the Populace, as well as towards our Super- 
iors. Popularity may be equally advantageous to some, 
by gaining a Number of Students to support their neces- 
sary Expence, as Court Favour can be to others, for the 
Purpose of Promotion. There may be as much Servility 
in the one Case as the other: And notwithstanding the 
Caution given by the learned President to the contrary, 
every Reader must see that his whole Address is chiefly 
ad populum; and this Part in particular, is evidently cal- 
culated to lay Hold on the Prejudices of the People, and 
turn them to the Advantage of his College. 

Constitutional Liberty is one of the greatest Blessings 
a Briton can boast of. No Possession ought to be held 
.dearer or more sacred. An unshaken Attachment to it 
should distinguish every real Friend of his Country; and 



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is as distant from the unbridled Licenciousness of Inde- 
pendents, as from the crouching Servility claimed by Des- 
potism. Both would equally destroy Constitutional 
Liberty; both are therefore to be equally detested. The 
Students in the College of New- York are, in general, the 
Sons of Gentlemen of Independent Fortunes. They 
have, I verily believe, as high a Sense of the Value of 
Constitutional Liberty, as Persons of their Years can be 
supposed to have; and would highly disdain all Cringing 
and Servility: and the Governors of that College would 
not fail to spurn with Indignation, any Attempts were 
they made, which however is not the Case, and it is in- 
jurious and false to suppose it, any Attempts, I say, to 
diminish a due Sense of that Liberty. 

Having dwelt so long on the first Article, I shall be the 
more concise in my Strictures on those that remain; for 
it is not my Design to animadvert on all that is justly ex- 
ceptionable. Under the second Head, the learned Presi- 
dent affirms that the Number of Under Graduates, or 
proper Members of his College, is near four times that of 
any College on the Continent, to the Southward of New- 
England, and probably greater than all the Rest put to- 
gether. This is mentioned as a Circumstance to show the 
Esteem and Approbation of those who are nearest it and 
know it best. But this Gentleman has been egregiously 
imposed on. His Account is extremely erroneous; and 
the candid Reader is left to judge how such Accounts 
should operate in Favour of his College, or to the Pre- 
judice of others. He has not told us the Number of 
Under-Graduates in his College. But that Defect is sup- 
plied by a Return "of all the Inhabitants of Windsor 
Township, in Middlesex-County, New- Jersey, made by 
JOSEPH SKELTON, Esq; Assessor of said Township," and 
who is said to be one of the most intelligent Men in the 
Country. This Return was laid before the Assembly, and 



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an Extract of it published in the Supplement of the New- 
York Journal, No. 1559.* The College of Princeton 
stands in the Township of Windsor; and Mr. SKELTON 
informs us that in that College there are "3 Tutors 85 
Scholars," or Students. Now the Number of Students in 
the College of New- York, as I have it from the best Au- 
thority, is almost 50; besides Students in the Medical 
School. The Reader may easily see how different this 
Proportion is from what the learned President would 
represent; and I shall make no Reflections on it. But 
were the Disproportion greater than it is, in Favour of 
the College of New-Jersey, it need not be wondered at; 
considering the indefatigable Endeavours and Methods 
used by its Friends to promote it, as well as to oppose and 
depress the College of New- York. 

Under the third Head, this Gentleman refers us to the 
Numbers of Clergymen, Lawyers and Physicians dis- 
persed thro' the Colonies and Islands, who have received 
their Education at the College of Princeton, as a Proof 
of its Utility. But I presume there are few Colleges in 
America which cannot produce similar Proofs of their 
Utility, and make the same Appeal which he makes there. 
If his College has given an Education to more Gentlemen 
in those learned Professions, than some others have, the 
principal Reason is that it is older. The Colleges of Phil- 
adelphia and New- York, I do affirm, can boast of Pupils 
greatly superior and more eniment, in each of those De- 
partments, than the College of New-Jersey. He says, we 
are willing that the Public should attend to the Char- 
acters and Appearance of those Gentlemen in the Law 
and medical Departments, who were brought up at Nas- 
sau-Hall, and are now in the Cities of Philadelphia and 
New-York, How the Case may be in Philadelphia, I 
shall not stay to enquire. But in New- York, I can aver, 

1 See page 324, ante. 



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there is not one Physician, nor above one or two Law- 
yers at most, of any Eminence, who received their Educa- 
tion, or were graduated at his College. Here again 
Misinformation steps in to exalt Nassau-Hall at the Ex- 
pence of other Seminaries, and throw a Shade over them. 

The healthy Situation of Princeton College, the 
Strictness of its Discipline, and the Advantages of a Col- 
lege in the Country, especially to secure the Morals of 
Youth, are held up to View in the fourth Article. Prince- 
ton I believe may be healthy; but not more so than New- 
York, no, nor is any other Place that is known in Ameri- 
ca. I shall not dispute the Strictness of their Discipline, 
as I am not so well acquainted with it as the learned 
President, I shall take it upon his Word; tho' I never 
heard that College censured for being too rigorous in this 
Way, as he intimates. 

I would candidly suppose that all who have the Care 
of Colleges, keep up such Strictness of Discipline as they 
think most conductive to the Benefit of their Students. 
To determine precisely the Degree that should be ob- 
served, would be difficult, if not impossible; as it ought to 
be regulated by particular Circumstances. I am persuaded 
there are not fewer Irregularities committed at that, than 
at other Colleges, nor more Learning carried from it in 
general ; and to prevent the former and promote the latter, 
are the objects about which Discipline is chiefly concern- 
ed. It is by no means a clear Point that Colleges in the 
Country, or in Villages, have the Advantage of those in 
Cities. I think the Reverse is true, and if the Practice 
of Mankind is called in to decide the Matter, it will 
evidently be in Favour of my Opinion. Most, if not all 
the Universities of Europe are in large Cities, Can we 
suppose this would have been so generally the Case, if 
wise and learned Men had not always judged such Places, 
upon the whole, to be most eligible and best? It is cer- 



358 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

tainly an Advantage to a Student, if whilst he is improv- 
ing his Mind by a learned Education, he hath Opportuni- 
ties also of polishing his Manners, knowing Mankind, 
and learning the Behaviour of a Gentleman from which 
Character, I assure the President, I totally exclude the 
fashionable Follies, Dissipation and Vices of the present 
Age. Cities undubitably supply the best Opportunities of 
thus polishing our Manners and knowing Mankind, by 
the constant Intercourse with Men of Sense and Learn- 
ing, with Persons of Distinction in the higher Ranks of 
Life, which they always afford. All Places have their 
Temptations and Vices; not excepting the Country or 
Villages, where Irregularities of the lowest and basest 
Kind, are perhaps more predominant in Proportion, than 
in Cities. Attention and Discipline are necessary to pre- 
vent these, everywhere, as far as possible; and it is nat- 
ural to think that where there are most Eyes to watch a 
young Person; where his Conduct is open to the Inspec- 
tion of Numbets, many of whom he must necessarily 
revere and stand in Awe of, that he will there be most 
circumspect. I shall just observe further, that the Rus- 
ticity and Clownishness, the brutal Manners, Practices 
and Vices so prevalent among the lower Classes of Man- 
kind, will be extremely apt to infect those who frequently 
mingle with them, as Students at Country Colleges must 
do; and I appeal to Experience, to what we daily see, 
for the Truth of this Observation. 

I have anticipated already a Part of what is contained 
under the fifth Head ; the rest is not of much Consequence. 
There are several Things interspersed thro' the Address 
at which I am tempted to demur a little; such as that 
Students are taught Divinity by the President, (as a 
regular Science, I presume) and yet as to religious con- 
troversy, have that Science wholly to begin, when they go 
away 'that some have left the College, (after finishing 



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their Course of Studies, we must suppose) and yet the 
President is wholy uncertain to this Hour to what De- 
nomination they belong. These, and some other Matters 
of the Kind, I pass over as mysterious; yet. like other 
Mysteries, they may be, and I suppose are, true. 

As a Friend to useful Science, I sincerely wish it may 
flourish in every Seminary on the Continent even in 
Nassau-Hall; for I am no Enemy to that College, tho' I 
do not like to see it exalted at the Expence of other res- 
pectable Seminaries. There should be no Contention 
among us, but in our Endeavours to promote Literature; 
and notwithstanding the above Strictures, I assure Dr. 
WITHERSPOON that I entertain no Sentiments disrespect- 
ful to his Character. 
November 24, 1772. CAUSIDICUS. 

To be sold at private Sale, 

APiece of land, lying on the main road leading from 
Pracaness to Charlotteburg, Long-Pond, Ring- 
wood, and Goshen, containing thirty six acres, three or 
four of which is in good fence; with an agreeable situa- 
tion for building; besides a meadow of about seven acres, 
partly fenced; the remainder is wood land, except some 
swamps, which may be made into meadow. It is an ex- 
cellent stand for a merchant. Whoever inclines to pur- 
chase, may apply to the subscriber, living at Orange 
Town, who will give an indisputable title for the same. 

GARDNER JONES. 

ROBERT G. LIVINGSTON, 

WILL dispose of the following tracts of land very 
cheap, for ready money; if required, half thereof, 
bonds will be taken, viz. A very fine farm in Aimwell, 
in the county of Hunterdon, New-Jersey, formerly oc- 
cupied by Martin Ryerson, containing about 300 Acres 



360 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

of choice land 30 Acres of it fine meadow land, wood 
land enough sufficient for the farm; a good fash'd house, 
4 rooms on a floor; out-houses, a good barn very pleas- 
antly situated on the river Rariton, about 22 miles from 
Brunswick, about 4 or 5 miles from Messrs. Walter Ruth- 
erford and John Stevens, Esqrs, one mile from Thomas 
Atkinson's mills; about 3 miles from Thomas Lowrey's 
mills; a well settled country all round it. Enquire of 
James Hude, Esq; in New-Brunswick. ALSO, two very 
fine farms in Dutchess county, in Nine Partners, about 
22 miles from Poughkeepsie landing, about 5 or 6 miles 
from David Johnson, Esq; each a fash'd house two stories, 
four rooms on a floor, with barns, out-houses, and each a 
fine young orchard of 200 apple trees, and 20 or 30 acres 
of fine meadow; wood lan^l sufficient; very well situated 
for a country store, in the heart of a wheat country ; each 
farm containing about 263 acres, joining each other; both 
occupied by Messrs. Roswell and Michael Hopkins, two 
brothers. 

A very convenient house, and store-house joining it, 
now occupied by Mr. Horsfield; and another house join- 
ing that now occupied by Mr. Plowman, at the ferry on 
Long- Island. 

Also will be sold at public vendue, at the Merchants' 
Coffee-House, the first day of May next, or at private 
sale before that time, two lots of land, No. 17 and 31, each 
about 500 Acres, more or less, lying in the county of 
Albany, near Cherry- Valley, at a place called Conydarage, 
in a patent of 43,000, granted to David Schuyler, Nicholas 
Pichard, G. Stuyvesant, James Livingston, John Willet, 
and others. 1 



1 An Indian deed was given, May 27, 1754, to David Schuyler. Peter 
p. Schuyler and Nich's Pickett (?), for a tract of 45,000 acres of land 
in Albany county, on the south side of the Mohawk river, and on the 
west side of Lake Caniadarage. On Feb. 1, 1755, a survey was returned 
for David Schuyler, Nicholas Pickard ( ?) and others. It was known as 
Schuyler's Patent, Otsego county, N. Y. 



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THE Subscriber hereof takes this method to acquaint 
the public, That he has erected a new fulling-mill, 
on Old Whippeney-River, half a Mile from Christopher 
Wood's Tavern, a little better than half a mile from the 
old forge, one quarter off the main road that leads from 
Newark to Morris-Town, and 4 Miles from said Morris- 
Town. Where he carries on the fulling business in all 
its several branches, to perfection; dresses cloth after the 
best manner, as also dyes cloth many different colours; 
red, claret and snuff colours, pompadours, cinnamon, 
bloom, purple, London brown, Spanish brown, red 
browns, linen, yarn and cotton dyed a good blue, and 
many other colours too tedious to mention. I purpose 
also if any encouragement be given, and as I can have my 
dye stuffs from England at the lowest rate, to dye scarlet, 
pink, crimson, rose colour, blue and green, Saxon blue 
and green, &c. &c. 

Also takes out spots and stains out of old garments, 
and re-dyes and dresses them over again to the best advan- 
tage. Any person or persons that choose to favour me 
with their custom, may depend upon having their work 
done with Dispatch and Fidelity, per me 

WILLIAM DENNISTON. 
from England. 

N.B. As the Morris-Town stage goes to New- York 
every Monday, and returns the Tuesday following, any 
person or persons along the Newark road, or at Newark 
or New- York may by delivering their cloth or goods to 
the driver with directions on it how it is to be done, may 
have it again by the stage without much trouble. The 
New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1102, 
December 7, 1772. 

December 7, 1772. 
RUN away, on Sunday, the 6th instant, from the Sub- 



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[1772 



scriber, living in Gloucester county, an Irish servant man, 
named JOHN MOORE, about 5 feet 10 inches high, between 
1 8 and 19 years of age, of a brownish complexion, has 
long black hair, clubbed, stammers in his speech, and has 
a large flesh mole in the corner of his left eye; had on 
when he went away, a lightish brown upper cloth jacket, 
with cuffs, a red and white striped tmder-jacket, with 
lappels, and without sleeves, an old lightish coloured sur- 
tout, a pair of old leather breeches, new seated, the left 
knee of which was much too short, blue grey yarn stock- 
ings, calf skin shoes, with odd buckles in them, and a new 
felt hat. Whoever takes up and secures the above ser- 
vant, so that his master shall get him again, or brings 
him to JOHN HIDES, senior, at the Old Ferry-house, Phil- 
adelphia, shall have Five Pounds reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

JOHN HIDER, junior. 

N.B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2294, 
December 9, 1772. 

Princeton, Dec. n, 1772. 
STOLEN, 

From the subscriber, on the tenth instant, 
A LIKELY SORREL HORSE, both trots and paces, is about 
fifteen hands high, and branded on his thigh D L. Who- 
ever will secure the thief and horse, so that the owner 
may have them, shall receive FIVE POUNDS Reward, or 
FIFTY SHILLINGS for either, given by me 

DIRECK LONGSTREET*. 

Morris Town, Dec. 6, 1772. 

APPREHENDED AND TAKEN UP. 

ON MONDAY the ninth day of November last, at Mount 
Hope Furnace, in the county of Morris, and province of 



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East New- Jersey, and now secured in the common goal of 
said county, a certain negro man named EZEKIEL GREEN, 
aged twenty-six years, five feet eight or nine inches high, 
strait limbed and rather slim built, says that he is a forge- 
man and shoemaker, and was taught both trades by Jacob 
Starn, Esq; of Sussex county, who sold him to Hugh 
Hughes, 1 Esq; and said Hughes to Jacob McCummin, 
of Philadelphia, and said McCummin to Walter Baker of 
Maryland, near Seneca Creek, his present master. This 
is to desire his master to apply to the subscriber (who 
apprehended the said negro) living at Morris-town, in 
the said county of Morris, and pay him for his trouble and 
expences in apprehending the said negro and maintaining 
him since his confinement, together with gaol fees, &c. 
and the said negro shall be delivered up to his master. 

FREDERICK KING. 1 

Stony Brook, Dec. 7, 1772. 

TO BE SOLD, 

THE PLANTATION whereon the subscriber now lives,, 
in Somerset county, New-Jersey, pleasantly situated on 
the main road between Philadelphia and New- York, about 
a mile and a half to the westward of Princeton College, 
and joining upon Stoney Brook, containing two hundred 
and thirty acres, about one hundred of which is good 
wood-land, the rest divided into six fields, five of which 
are well watered, an orchard of excellent fruit, and about 
twenty acres of watered meadow. The land is esteemed 
as good for wheat and summer grain as any in that part 
of the country, and is in good fence : a large quantity of 
fine manure may be got yearly, that is thrown up by the 
brook. There is on the premises a new brick house, with 

1 For some account of Hugh Hughes, see N. J. Archives, 24:646. 

1 Frederick King, son of Constant King, was b. at Southold. L. I.. 
Oct. 6. 1738; he was in 1782 appointed the first postmaster at Morris- 
town, N. J.; he d. April 4, 1796. 



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two well finished rooms and an entry below and three 
above, and a good cellar under the whole; a frame house 
adjoining, with three small rooms below and convenient 
lodgings above for servants, with a court-yard before the 
tioor inclosed with a good pale fence: there is likewise 
a good kitchen, a very large Dutch barn and other out- 
houses, with two wells of water. An indisputable title 
will be given, and the purchaser may have possession in 
the spring. It will be sold on reasonable terms, and sev- 
eral years credit given for the purchase money, if required, 
paying interest and giving security. For further par- 
ticulars enquire of Mr. RORERT RITCHIE, merchant, in 
Philadelphia, or the subscriber on the premises. 

RICHARD COCHRAN. 

N. B. If not sold by the first of April, it will be let 
upon shares to a single man of good character, or one 
-who has a small family. 

Cumberland Couifty, West New-Jersey, Dec. 10, 1772. 

THE PROPRIETOR of the Old Stage, kept by the sub- 
scriber, takes this method of informing the public, (in 
hopes not to disoblige his customers) that grain being at 
such a high price, lays him under the necessity of raising 
the fare on passengers going to and from Philadelphia; 
therefore from the first day of January next, a passenger 
must pay six shillings and six-pence to and from Bridge- 
town, and five shillings and nine pence from Kingston, 
where orders and passengers will be taken in by - 
Sayre, Esq. The stage-waggon sets off from Azel Peir- 
son's, in Bridge-town, as usual, and proceeds to Cooper's 
Ferry. 

He has found it necessary, by long experience, to cross 
from the Old Ferry on Wednesday evenings, and not on 
Thursday morning as usual ; and the wagon will be ready 
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will be taken in by JOHN HEIDER, at the Old Ferry, and all 
commands punctually obeyed, by 

The Publick's humble servant, 

DANIEL STRETCH. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Adver- 
tiser, No. 60, December 14, 1772. 

FOR SALE 

And to be entered on the i$th April next, if not sold then, 
to be let, 

A Pleasant and Profitable farm, in Morris-County, 
and township of Mendem, in New-Jersey, now in 
the possession of Myndert La Favour, containing two 
hundred and twenty seven and 1-2 acres of land; a framed 
house, with three rooms on a floor, with two fire places; 
a good stone cellar; a barn; three good barracks; a young 
bearing orchard well laid out, containing 230 trees good 
fruit, abundance of good peach and cherry trees; a good 
well never known to freeze or dry, a fine brook running 
through the middle of said farm, which will make it very 
convenient for two farms. On said brook may be built 
a saw-mill, as timber is plenty, and no mills within six or 
seven miles; a good iron mine is on said farm; a very] 
good out let for cattle all over Suckesunny plains, which 
is a great advantage. This Farm is excellent for wheat, 
it produces from 24 to 27 bushels, per acre, weighing 63 
to 65 pounds, per bushel, or is equally good for pasture, 
the land being pretty level and free of rocks, except about 
ten acres which is good wood; another advantage this 
farm has, it joins to the mine of Suckesunny, and when 
your team is idle you may be carting to the forges, and 
can make . 40 in the winter, as the forges can't work 
without this ore, 90 or 100 acres of this farm is cleared 
land. This situation has as good a market as New-York r 



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[1772 



wiving to the forges. It is within two miles of a place of 
worship, and in a good neighbourhood. Little of the 
money from the purchase is wanting, on giving bonds 
and good security. 

For further particulars enquire of JOSEPH 
FRENCH, at Jamaica, Long-Island, who will give a title. 
The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 
1103, December 14, 1772. 

THE LAWS AND VOTES 
OF THE LAST SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

of NEW JERSEY 
Are JUST PUBLISHED, and to be SOLD by 

ISAAC COLLINS. 
At his Printing-Office in BURLINGTON.! 

TWENTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

WAS STOLEN,, out of the pasture of the subscriber, liv- 
ing in Maidenhead, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, on 
the 4th of November last, a sorrel MARE, between 14 and 
15 hands high, about 7 years old, she trots and gallops 
very well, has a white spot in her face, with a little white 
snip down from it, and a short switch tail. Whoever 
takes up said mare, so that the owner may get her again, 
shall have the above reward, and all reasonable charges, 

paid by 

ANDREW M'GALLIRD. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2295, December 
1 6, 1772. 

WAS LOST, 

In September last, at Timber Creek, 
A RED MOROCCO POCKET-BOOK, containing sundry pap- 



1 For the full title and collation, see "Bibliography of the Printed 
Acts cf the Legislature of New Jersey, 1703-1800, and Ordinances of the 
Governors," by William Nelson, in "First Report of the Public Record 
Commission of New Jersey, 1899," Somerville, N. J., 1899, p. 74. 



I77 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 367 

ers which can be of no service to any but the owner : 
there was in said pocket-book eleven tickets of the Camp- 
ing-town Presbyterian church lottery, from No. 1008 to 
1019, and four Tickets in the steel manufactory lottery, 
from No. 1764 to 1767. Whoever has found the same, 
and will bring- it to the printer hereof, shall receive 
TWENTY SHILLINGS reward. 

N. B. The managers of the above lotteries are desired 
to take notice and stop the tickets. 

Twelfth month, 12th, 1772. 

EIGHTEEN POUNDS REWARD. 

STOLEN out of the subscriber's pasture, at the head of 
Chester, in Kent county, Maryland, about the middle of 
the tenth month, 1771, a likely bay HORSE. 

JOHN VANSANT. 

N. B. The subscriber will gladly treat with GEORGE 
WOOD, of East New-Jersey, in respect to a mortgage 
given JOSHUA VANSANT, of Maryland, for the security 
of one hundred and thirty-four pounds one shilling and 
six-pence, dated the twenty-first day of April, one thous- 
and seven hundred and sixty-six: The mortgage deed 
and other papers relative, were lodged in the hands of 
PETER VANSANT, son of ISAIAH, in Bucks county, Penn- 
sylvania, to enquire in respect of the mortgage, but no 
power given to act in or settle the same; but if any person 
inclines to have the mortgage or land, he is requested to 
apply to the printer hereof for further information. 

JOHN VANSANT, 
Son and Executor of said JOSHUA. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Ad- 
vertiser, No. 61, December 21, 1772. 



368 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

GARRIT RAPALJE, 

HAS just imported per the last vessels from Lon- 
don, Bristol, and Hull, a neat and general assort- 
ment of European and India goods, suitable for the ap- 
proaching season, which he will dispose of on the lowest 
terms for cash, produce, or the usual credit. Also the 
best sort of bar iron and steel. And sundry farms to 
dispose of in New- Jersey. The New-York Gazette; and 
the Weekly Mercury, No. 1104, December 21, 1772. 

Lower Penn's Neck, in Salem County, Nezv-Jersey, 

Dec. 1 6, 1772. 

RUN away from his bail, in July, 1771, a certain man, 
named WILLIAM HOPKINS (but it is likely he has changed 
it to WILLIAM WOOD) a middle-aged man, about 5 feet 
10 inches high, of a dark complexion, wears his hair tied 
behind, short fore teeth, stoop shouldered, and commonly 
followed ditching; had on, when he went away, a light 
coloured coat, leather breeches, and a half worn castor hat. 
Whoever takes up the said William Hopkins, and secures 
him in any of his Majesty's goals, shall have FIFTY SHIL- 
LINGS reward, and reasonable charges paid by 

JOHN M'CUNE. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2296, December 
23, 1772. 

ROAD LOTTERY, 

WILL begin drawing the 3Oth day of this instant, at 
Powle's-Hook, where tickets may be had. It is to be 
hoped that all gentlemen of a public spirit will encourage 
it; also those who would be glad to see a good road for 
carriages from Powle's Hook to Albany, on the west 
shore; the utility whereof must be obvious to every dis- 
cerning person. It is desired of all persons that have had 
the disposal of the tickets, to return them by that day 



I/7 2 ] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 369 

that are not disposed of, or otherwise they will be deemed 
sold. The New-York Journal; or, The General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1564, December 24, 1772. 

PHILADELPHIA, December 28. Captain Ross, from 

Nevis, . . . the same day, [the i8th] spoke a sloop, 

Capt. Buck, from St. Eustatia for Cohansey, out 25 days. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, and the General Advertiser, 

No. 62, December 28, 1772. 

To the PRINTER of the NEW-YORK GAZETTE and the 
WEEKLY MERCURY. 
SIR, 

1SEE you have published a Letter from a Person who 
conceals himself under the Signature of Causidicus, 
containing Remarks on the Address, signed by me, to 
the Inhabitants of the West India Islands, in Behalf of the 
College of New-Jersey. I do not think your publishing a 
Tract of this Kind, without the real Name, can be wholly 
justified. However, being resolved by no Means to enter 
into a News-paper Controversy; be pleased only to inti- 
mate to the Publick, that a concealed Slanderer deserves 
no Answer and therefore the greatest Part of his Letter 
shall have none. But there are two Particulars which I 
cannot pass uncontradicted. I. I was so far from any 
Intention to attack other Colleges, that I avoided the very 
Suspicion of it with the utmost Care. I have pleaded the 
Cause of American Seminaries in general through the 
greatest Part of that Address, and as to what is said of 
Princeton-College, let us ask this plain Question : Must 
we not avail ourselves of the Circumstances that are favor- 
able to us, because, by Implication, it may be supposed a 
Reflection upon those who want them ? There are many 
real Advantages attending a College in a large City, for 
the Instruction and Improvement of Youth. Should any 

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37 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Gentlemen think fit to recommend the College of New- 
York, on these Accounts, pray how would it be taken if I 
should resent it as an injury to the College of New-Jersey? 
2. The other Particular is still more extraordinary. He 
supposes that I have in View a particular Family that has 
Influence in the College of New-York. No Man that 
reads the Address with Candour can suppose any such 
Thing. The Argument was stated in general, from the 
Way in which Things happen in Britain, and in which 
they may happen in America. By Family-influence is 
meant, a Family of great Distinction represented by one 
Person as the Head, which may obtain the Government 
of a College, or County, or Borough. If there be any 
such in New- York, it is wholly unknown to me. I have 
heard of several Families of the same Name, who may 
be supposed to side together in the Politics of the Prov- 
ince, but this is quite different from the Management of a 
College. In short, I suppose this was rather intended as 
a Compliment 4o the Family hinted at by Cansidicus. 
How acceptable it is to them they themselves best know; 
and how well conceived by this Author, I leave the Pub- 
lick to determine. I am, 
Princeton, SIR, 
Dec. 1 8. Yours, &c. 

JOHN WITHERSPOON. 

WHEREAS there was left in the hands of the sub- 
scriber, while he lived at Raway, New-Jersey, a 
piece of drugget cloth, in order to be drest, which is now 
done; and as no owner has appeared to pay the expense, 
this is to give notice, that unless the said cloth is sooner 
called for by the owner, it will be sold within one month 
from this date. 

Hanover, WILLIAM DENNESTON. 

Morris Co., Dec. 22, 1772. 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 371 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court of 
Common-Pleas, held at Morris-Town, in and for the 
County of Morris, Notice is hereby given to the respective 
Creditors of William Mockeridge, William Throckmor- 
ton, and Andrew Chidester, Insolvent Debtors, now con- 
fined for Debt in the Goal of the County of Morris; that 
the said Creditors appear before Jacob Ford and Samuel 
Tuthill, Esquires, two of the Judges of the said Court, 
on Wednesday the third Day of February next, at Two 
o'clock in the Afternoon, at the Court-House in Morris- 
Town aforesaid, to shew Cause, if any they have, why 
the said Prisoners should not be discharged from their 
Imprisonment, agreeable to the Directions of a late Act 
of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly of the 
Province of New- Jersey, entitled, An Act for the Relief 
of Insolvent Debtors. 

THIRTY DOLLARS Reward. 

BROKE Gaol and made their Escape from the County 
of Morris, in East New- Jersey, on Monday Night 
the Seventh of this Instant, the following Prisoners; 
namely, JOHN NORRIS, about Twenty Eight Years 
of Age, near Six Feet high, a stout sturdy Fellow, 
charged with stealing a Negro Man from one Morgan of 
East-Chester, in the Province of New-York, who says 
he has a Wife and Brother in that County. GEORGE 
HALL, a West-countryman, about Twenty Five Years 
of Age, near Five Feet, Ten Inches high, slim built, has 
a brown Broad-cloth Coat and Vest, and a Pair of old 
Leather Breeches on. GEORGE CAMPBELL, an 
Irishman, about Twenty Four Years of Age, near Five 
Feet Six Inches high, thick set, well built, walks a 
little lame, having all his Toes froze off. DANIEL 
M' CURDY, about Twenty Four Years of Age, near Five 
Feet, Ten Inches high, slim built, has remarkable large 



37 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

white Eyes, and brought up in Suckersunny in this 
County. JAMES DOUGLAS, about Twenty three 
Years of Age, near Five Feet, Eight Inches high, well 
built, had on a Homespun Wilton blue and white Coat, 
Vest and Breeches, and is a profane Swearer, and much 
addicted to Gaming and excessive Drinking. 

Whoever apprehends, and secures the above Persons 
in any of his Majesty's Goals, so that the Subscriber may 
have them again, shall be entitled to the above Reward, 
or Ten Dollars for Norris, and Five for each of the other 
Four, paid by me, 

Morris County, JONATHAN STILES, 1 

Dec. 8, 1772. Sheriff. 

PURSUANT to an Act of the Governor, Council, 
and General Assembly of New- Jersey, passed in the 
1 2th Year of the Reign of his present Majesty King 
George the Third, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of in- 
solvent Debtors/J Notice is hereby given to the respective 
Creditors of Ephraim Darby, David Shepherd and 
Nathaniel Casterline, that they appear before two of the 
Judges of the Court of Commoji Pleas of the County 
of Sussex, on Monday the 25th Day of January next, 
by 2 o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the Court-House in 
Newtown, at the said County of Sussex, to shew Cause 
(if any they have) why Assignments of the respective 
Estates of the said Ephraim Darby, David Shepherd, and 
Nathaniel Casterline, shall not be made, &c. their Bodies 
discharged, &c. and made free from Arrests, &c. agree- 
able to said Act. 



SAMUEL OGDEN, 

ANUFACTURERS in the best manner, at his 
works in Booneton; bar iron for rudders, grist- 

1 Frobably a son of Jonathan Stiles, who died Nov. 15, 1758. aged 80 
years. He was b. 1721, and d. Oct. 6, 1806. He was appointed Sheriff 
of Morris County, April 6. 1770. 



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mills and saw-mills; share moulds, large and small, square 
and flat iron of all sizes; and also cart, waggon and chair 
tire: Which he will deliver at New- York on the most 
reasonable terms, drawn agreeable to any given directions, 
immediately after application made therefor, to him at 
said works, or to Mr. Nicholas Hoffman merchant, in 
New- York. The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly 
Mercury, No. 1105, December 28, 1772. 

BOSTON, December 17. | We hear that a Commission 
came by the Cruizer under the Great Seal, appointing and 
authorising Joseph Wanton, Esq; Governor of Rhode 
Island, Daniel Horsmanden, Esq; Chief Justice of New 
York, Frederick Smith, Esq; Chief Justice of the Jersies, 
Peter Oliver, Esq; Chief Justice of this Province, and 
Robert Auchmuty, Esq ; Judge of the Admiralty, to make 
enquiry into the affair of burning his Majesty's schooner 
Gaspee; and that Admiral Montagu is ordered to hoist 
his flag in Newport harbour. As Governor Wanton is 
first named in the Commisssion, it is supposed he will 
notify the time for holding the Court. 

If the burning the Gaspee schooner was a matter of 
serious importance, much more so are the methods pur- 
sued by the British administration in consequence of it. 1 
This affair was transacted within the body of a county, 
in a free English government; one would think therefore 
it should be the subject of the inquiry of the grand jury of 
inquest for the same county: Instead of which we are 
told, that five gentlemen, four of whom are of superior 
rank in different colonies, the other indeed a judge of the 
admiralty, are appointed by commission to make the en- 
quiry. By a gentleman lately from Rhode Island, we are 

1 This was one of the burning questions that led up to the Revolution. 
See Bancroft's Hist. U. S., Vol. VI. (ed. of 1854), 416, 441; Mahon's 
Hist, of England, V., 463; Works of John Adams., II., 307-308; Gordon's 
Hist, of the Revolution, I., 311; N. J. Archives, X., 375, note, 395. 



374 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

informed, that three of these commissioners are empow- 
ered to act, at whose call the army and navy are to attend ; 
that any persons accused, against whom the commission- 
ers shall judge there is evidence sufficient to convict them, 
are to be apprehended, and together with the evidences 
sent to England for trial. And that Capt. Keeler, of the 
Mercury, has notified Gov. Wanton, in consequence of 
orders, that his ship is ready to receive such persons for 
the purpose aforesaid. Draper 1 tells us, that "Admiral 
Montagu is ordered to hoist his flag in Newport harbour." 
The purport of this parade is obvious to common sense. 
The Admiral will no doubt acquit himself to the satis- 
faction of his masters upon this occasion. It is said that 
he has recommended that those who, it is supposed, can 
give evidence of this matter, and refuse to do it, be put 
on board the men of war, and there kept until they do; 
which perhaps may be rather more eligible of the two, 
than the torture of the RACK. The indignity offered to all 
the Colonies, and particularly Rhode Island, says a gen- 
tleman of a neighboring town in a letter to his friend in 
this, is not to be equalled. To have a set of crown offi- 
cers commissioned by the ministry, and supported by ships 
and troops to enquire into offences against the crown, 
instead of the ordinary and constitutional method of a 
grand jury carries an implication that the people of that 
colony are all so deeply tinctured with rebellious princi- 
ples, as that they are not to be trusted by the crown. The 
inhabitants of this town and province can feel for their 
brethren of Rhode Island, having themselves tasted of 
the cup of ministerial vengeance; when to aid and protect 
the commissioners of the customs, in carrying into execu- 
tion a revenue act of the British parliament. Hills- 
borough's troops were stationed in the capitol, and the 

1 Probably referring to Richard Draper, publisher of The Boston 
News-Letter. He died in 1772. 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 375 

city turned into a garrison ! And though these troops, 
after slaughtering some of our innocent inhabitants, were 
obliged to retire from the town, they are yet posted in 
the principal fortress and key of the province. What 
shall hinder the like scene of blood, rapine and slaughter 
in the capitol of Rhode Island, if the commission of en- 
quiry there, should so readily call for the military aid as 
the commissioners of the customs did here? Such 
treatment of the colonies calls for the most serious atten- 
tion; and however prophane it may be called by Mr. Dra- 
per's writer of the Yeoman, or his canting neighbor, we 
have reason with firm affiance in HIM who hateth oppres- 
sion and tyranny, devoutly to acclaim, How Long! O, 
LORD ! How Long! The Pennsylvania Journal, and the 
Weekly Advertiser, No. 1569, December 30, 1772. 

JUST PUBLISHED,, and to be SOLD, by 

JAMES HUMPHREYS, junior" 

At his Printing-Office, in Front-street, the lower 

Corner of Black-horse-alley. 

RESIGNATION, a FUNERAL SERMON, occasioned by the 
Death of the Rev. ISAAC EATON, A. M. late Minister of 
the Baptist Church, at Hopewell, in New-Jersey; preach- 
ed at Hopewell by SAMUEL JONES, A. M. 1 

Your Fathers, where are they? and' the Prophets, do 
they live for ever? Zach. 1.5. 

To be SOLD by the SUBSCRIBER 
THE PLANTATION, whereon he now lives, situate in 

1 Hildeburn (No. 2785) gives the title as above, but apparently never 
saw the book, and does not locate a copy. The following' is the full 
title, from a copy in the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, R. I.: 
RESIGNATION. | A | FUNERAL SERMON, | OCCASIONED BY THE 
DEATH OF THE I REVD. ISAAC EATON. A. M. | LATE MINISTER 
OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH. I AT HOPEfWEL, IN NEW-JERSET?, ! 
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE. JULY 4. 1772: | PREACHED AT 
HOPEWEL, | THE 26th OF THE SAME MONTH. | BY SAMUEL 
JONES, A. M. | Tour Fathers, where arc thryf and the Prophets, tlo they \ 
live for everf ZEtCH. i. 5. | PHILADELPHIA, PRINTED: j BY 
JAMES HUMPHREYS, JUNIOR: I IN FRONT-STREET, AT 
THE LOWER CORNER | OF BLACKHORSE ALLETY. M.DCC.LXXII. 
8 Title 1 leaf; pp. [l]-34. Signatures: A-E, 4s; E4 blank. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Pilesgrove, Salem county, West New-Jersey, containing 
1 50 acres, about 80 acres thereof are cleared, and in good 
fence, about 12 acres of the same being good mowable 
meadow, and more may be made; there are on the prem- 
ises a good framed dwelling-house, two stories high, with 
a brick cellar under the same, and a framed kitchen ad- 
joining the same; there are likewise on the premises a 
good framed barn, about 30 feet by 36 feet long; the 
whole in good repair. For further particulars, and the 
terms, apply to the subscriber, living on the premises. 

December 17, 1772. SAMUEL MORGAN. 

To be LETT, and entered on the 2ist of March next, 
A LARGE commodious HOUSE, pleasantly situated in the 
center of the town of Haddonfield, 7 miles from Cooper's 
ferry, in West-Jersey; there is a good two story kitchen 
adjoining the house, a pump of excellent water at the 
kitchen door, brick still-house and smoke-house in the 
yard, and ten awes of land, lying immediately adjoining 
the house, on which is a barn, with sufficient stabling, and 
a very good bearing orchard. The whole of the premises 
are in good order, and would suit a person inclining to 
live retired, or a shopkeeper; but a butcher in particular 
would meet with encouragement, and considerable advan- 
tage might be reaped by one, from the handiness of the 
situation to attend this market, and his being able to sup- 
ply the inhabitants, in the town and neighbourhood, with 
butcher's meat. For terms, apply to the subscriber, in 
Philadelphia; or to Benjamin Hartley, near the premises, 
who will show the same. 

MATTHEW ASPBEN. 

FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Haddonfield, 
Gloucester county, on the 26th of this instant December, 



I77 2 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 377 

an English servant lad, named JOHN HAMMER, about 20 
years of age, is about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, slim built, 
light brown hair, and has a scar on the middle of his left 
cheek ; had on, a good drab-coloured homespun cloth coat, 
with wooden buttons, a fustian jacket, and a pair of 
leather breeches, almost new, blue-grey yarn stockings, 
pumps, and a good castor hat, with green silk lining. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him in any 
goal, so that he may be had, shall receive the above re- 
ward, paid by 

JOHN GILL. 

***A11 masters of vessels are forbid to carry him off. 

Philadelphia, December 9, 1772. 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, That, in Pursuance of 
an Act of Parliament, intitled, An Act for vesting certain 
Estates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, be- 
longing to the Proprietors of a Partnership commonly 
called The Pennsylvania Land Company, in London, in 
Trustees, to be sold, and for other Purposes, therein men- 
tioned, on the tenth Day of June next, at eight o'Qock 
in the Morning will be exposed to Sale, to the highest and 
best Bidder by Public Cant or Auction, at the Old Ferry- 
house kept by JOHN HYDEN, in Water-street, between 
Market and Mulberry-streets, in this City, the following 
PLANTATIONS or Tracts of LAND, in Mispillion Hundred 

in the County of Kent The Pennsylvania 

Gazette, December 30, 1772. 

BOSTON, December 21. 

We hear that a Commission came, by the Cruzier Man 
of War (lately arrived at New-York from London) 
under the Great Seal, appointing and authorizing Joseph 
Wanton, Esq; Governor of Rhode-Island, Daniel Hors- 
manden, Esq ; Chief Justice of New- York, Frederick 



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Smith, Esq; Chief Justice of the Jerseys', Peter Oliver, 
Esq; Chief Justice of this Province, and Robert Auch- 
muty, Esq; Judge of the Admiralty,- to make inquiry into 
all the circumstances relative to the attacking, taking, 
plundering and burning his Majesty's Schooner Gaspee; 
and to the insults offered or obstructions given, on that 
occasion to his Majesty's officers, within the colony of 
Rhode-Island, and offering his pardon to any of the said 
offenders (excepting the persons who wounded Lieut. 
Duddingston, and two others who assumed to be the 
Sheriffs of the colony; and the Captain or Leader of the 
Insurgents) who shall discover any of their accomplices; 
and that Governor Wanton, being the first named in the 
commission, it is supposed, will convene the Commis- 
sioners very soon any three of whom has power to act : 
That when they are convened at Newport, they are to 
receive their commission from Admiral Montagu, who is 
to hoist his flag there. That the King deems all the per- 
sons concerned in burning the Gaspee, to be guilty of 
high treason; and that all those that are accused thereof, 
against whom the Commissioners shall think there is 
sufficient evidence to convict, are to be apprehended and 
sent home for trial; and that the evidences against them 
are also to be sent to England; and those who are sup- 
posed can give evidence, but refuse so to do, the Admiral, 
it is said, has recommended that they should be put on 
board the men of war until they do : And that the army 
and navy are to attend the call of the Commissioners, or 
any three of them. 

We likewise learn that Capt. Keeler, Commander of 
the Mercury, in consequence of orders, has notified 
Governor Wanton that his ship is rigged and ready to 
receive any persons that may be apprehended for being 
concerned or knowing to the above affair. In this 
situation of Affairs, every friend to our violated consti- 



I77 2 ] i NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

tution cannot but be greatly alarmed. The idea of 
seizing a number of persons, under the points of bayo- 
nets, and transporting them three thousand miles for 
trial, where, whether guilty or innocent, they must 
unavoidably fall victims alike to revenge or prejudice, is 
shocking to humanity, repugnant to every dictate of 
reason, liberty and justice, and in which Americans and 
freemen ought never to acquiesce. 

We further learn, that the Admiral has recommended 
to the Governor of Rhode-Island, that Captain Keeler, 
for some time since stationed there, should not be subject 
to any arrest for the seizures he has made. 

The following Law was made and passed by the 
General Assembly of the colony of Rhode-Island, at their 
sessions in Newport, on the ist of March, 1663, and not 
since repealed, viz. "BE it enacted, That no Freeman 
"shall be taken, or imprisoned, or deprived of his Free- 
hold, or Liberty, or free Custom, or be outlawed, or 
"exiled, or otherwise destroyed, nor shall be passed upon, 
"judged or condemned, but by the lawful Judgment of 
"his Peers, or by the Law of this Colony. And that no 
"Man, of what Estate and Condition soever, shall be put 
"out of his Lands and Tenements, nor taken, nor im- 
"prisoned, nor disinherited, nor banished, nor any ways 
"destroyed or molested, without being for it brought to 
"answer by due Course of Law." 

December 31, 1772. 

WHEREAS, on the night of the 28th of this instant 
December, one David Sheppard, late of the township of 
Pilesgrove in the County of Salem Province, West New- 
Jersey, a carpenter, upon a falling out between said Shep- 
pard and one William Gwin, he the said Sheppard did 
feloniously kill and slay the said William Gwin, as ap- 
peared by my inquest, and he the said David Sheppard,. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS, 



[1773 



immediately at the death of the aforesaid Gwin and be- 
fore I had knowledge thereof, made flight, and is gone as 
I have been since informed to Philadelphia, in order to 
ship for some West India island. He is a lusty fellow of 
a dark complexion, very noisy and troublesome in com- 
pany. These are therefore, in his Majesty's name, de- 
siring and requesting all officers and others and all 
Christian people to be diligent and make strict inquiry 
after the aforesaid fellow, and secure him in any gaol, so 
as I the subscriber or any of the magistrates in said 
county of Salem may have knowledge thereof, strictly 
forewarning all masters of vessels and others from carry- 
ing him off at their peril. 

JECHONIAS WOOD, Coroner. 

N. B. He served his time in Philadelphia, and has 
several relatives there, one brother and sister at least. 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 312, January 2, 1773. 

THE publick is hereby informed that on the 28th of 
December last, a school was opened at Newark Moun- 
tains, for the instruction of youth in the Latin and Greek 
languages and other branches of literature, necessary for 
their entering any class in college, by CALEB COOPER, 
once master of the grammar school at New-Brunswick. 

This school is to be under the immediate inspection of 
the following persons (who will take particular care 
respecting the morals of the youth) viz. The Revd. 
Jededeah Chapman, Caleb Crane, Esq; Mr. Bethuel 
Pierson, Mr. John Peck, Doctor Mathias Pierson, and 
Mr. Isaac Morrison. 1 

The tuition is stated at Four Pounds, New York cur- 
rency, per ann. entrance (excepting the benefactors and 

1 In the "History of the Oranges, in Essex County. N. J., From 1666 
to 1806," by Stephen Wickes. M. D.. Newark, 1892. will be found 
sketches of the Rev. Jedidiah Chapman, pp. 190-204; Bethuel Pierson. 
305-6; Judge John Peck, 312; Dr. Matthias Pierson, 290-294. 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 381 

those that join the school in one month from the time it 
begins) ten shillings. The board for the boys, in but 
very few places will exceed seven shillings, like currency- 
per week, and in many creditable families it may be had 
for less. This school under these regulations and with 
these advantages, it is hoped will meet with proper 
encouragement from the publick, it being situated in a 
healthy and not unpleasant part of the country, among a 
sober, friendly people, about three miles and an half from 
Newark, and not exceeding twelve from New York. 

To be sold at private Sale, 

TWO Houses and Lots of Ground, in Beaver-Street, 
belonging to the Estate of the late James Parker, Printer; 
they are in a genteel Part of the Toivn, and very con- 
venient for a Gentleman, Tradesman, or others. Any 
Person inclining to treat for the same, may know the 
particulars,' by applying to Daniel Marsh, on Roosevelt's- 
Dock, North-River, or Mary Parker, at Woodbridgc. 

To be let or sold, in the city of New York. Enquire of 
John Beekman, in Wall-Street; separate or alto- |, 
gether, 

Also to be sold a large convenient two story house,, 
kitchen and spacious garden, very pleasantly situated in 
the city of New-Brunswick, in which Jaques Mulford 
now lives, fronting Burnet's-Street, near the Presby- 
terian Meeting-House; which has been lately new ruffed, 1 
and compleatly repaired. 

Also to be sold, a tan yard adjoining the said house 
and garden. For the house and tan yard, enquire as- 
above, or Bernardus La Grange, Esq; attorney at law, ira 
New-Brunswick. 

1 "Roofed," in the New fork Journal. 



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To be sold at public vendue, on the 5th day of January | 
inst. at the Merchant's Coffee-House, or at pri- 
vate | sale any time before. 

TWO houses belonging to the estate of Tiesie Hender- 
son, deceased, one a brick building situate in Queen- 
Street, in the possession of John Imlay; the other a 
fram'd building, situate in King-Street, in the possession 
of John Smith, Esq; 

Also looo acres of land, being part of Henderson's 
patent, laying on the south side of the Mohawk River, 
about seven miles from the German Flats, and is said to 
"be equal in goodness to the German Flat land. For par- 
ticulars enquire of William Proctor, or John Imlay in 
New York; Peter Corne in Dutchess County, or Alexan- 
der Moore at Bordentown, West New- Jersey. The New 
York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 1106, January 

4, 1773- 



opened at Goshen; 



To the PUBLIC. 

THERE is a Grammar school lately 
where board may be had at a reasonable rate, taught by 
Mr. SAMUEL M'CORKLE, graduated last fall at New 
Jersey College, and well recommended by the Rev. Dr. 
Witherspoon. 

The school is under the inspection of the subscribers, 
-who will pay it a quarterly visit, examine what pro- 
ficiency is made, and will take special care that the morals 
-of the pupils be carefully guarded. 
Rev. NATHAN KER, HENRY WISNER, Esq ; 

Rev. JOHN SAYRE, BENJ. TUSTEN, Esq; 

Rev. AMZI LEWIS, SAMUEL GALE. 

MICHAEL JACKSON, Esq; 



STRAYED or stolen out of the pasture of the subscriber, 
living in Newark, on the night of the 2ist instant No- 



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vember, a dark bay horse, about seven years old, without 
mark or brand, about 13 hands and a half high, trots and 
gallops, has been much used to the saddle, the hind part 
of which has hurt his back, and the mark is still to be 
seen; he is shod before. Any person that will bring said 
horse to the owner, shall have Four Dollars reward, and 
all reasonable charges paid. If stolen, the person that 
secures the thief or thieves, so that they may be brought 
to justice shall have FIVE POUNDS,, and all charges, 
paid by 

SAMUEL HAYES. 

To be LETT or SOLD, 

A small farm lying at Second River, in New-Jersey, 
nearly opposite Col. John Schuyler's, and which formerly 
belonged to Whitemore: It contains about 12 or 14 
Acres, has a good House with four good Rooms, in it. 
Any person inclining to hire or purchase, may apply to 
Whitehead Hicks, Esq; in New York, or to Garret 
Thibou, Store-keeper near the Church at Newark. 

FIVE DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN-away from Samuel Ogden, | of Booneton in the 
County of Morris, and Province of New -Jersey, on 
Sunday the i8th of October last: A Negroe Man named 
Mingo or Jim, he is about 30 Years of Age, has a Scar 
either on his nose or one of his Cheeks; is about 5 Feet 
7 or 8 Inches high, plays on the Violin, speaks good 
Dutch and English and is much addicted to Strong drink : 
Had on when he went away a dark brown broad cloth 
Coat, with brass Philadelphia Buttons, a brown broad 
cloth waist-coat with basket mohair Buttons, a Pair of 
red coating Trousers, an ozenbrig Shirt and wool Hat. 
He was formerly the property of Isaac Wilkins, Esq; of 
West Chester, about which Place it is not unlikely he may 



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be lurking. Whoever apprehends said Negroe and re- 
turns him to his Master, or secures him in any of his 
Majesty's Goals, shall be paid the above reward and all 
reasonable Charges by SAMUEL OGDEX. 

PHILADELJHIA, Jan. 4. MARRIED Mr. THOMAS MUR- 

GATROYD of this City, Merchant, to Miss SALLIE PHILIPS 
TUCKER, niece of SAMUEL TUCKER, Esq. of Trenton. 
The Pennsylvania Packet, Vol. II., No. 63, January 4. 
J773- 

Philadelphia, January 4, 1773. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Philadelphia, 
a NEGROE WOMAN named Phoebe; she is a short woman, 
and has a scar on her right eye-brow; had on, when she 
went away, a striped lincey jacket, and black quilted 
petticoat; has with her a female Negroe child, about two 
years old; she is thought to be gone towards Bordentown. 
Whoever takes up said Negroe, and secures her in any 
goal, so as her master may get her again, shall have 
Twenty-Shillings reward, and all reasonable charges, 
paid by JOHN HAZELWOOD. 

Mountholly, First-Month 2, 1773. 
ALL persons indebted to the estate of JOHN HATKIN- 
SON, deceased are once more desired to discharge their 
respective debts, without delay, otherwise the most 
speedy methods will be taken for recovering the same; 
and all those who have any demands against said estate, 
are desired to bring in their accounts, that they may be 
adjusted, by ELIZABETH HATKINSON, Executrix, and 

JOHN HINCHMAN, ExCCtltOr. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber, on the 23^ day of 
December last, an indented servant man, named THOMAS 



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CARTER,, about 5 feet 6 inches high., fresh coloured, full 
faced, grey eyes, bushy head of black hair, tied behind, a 
mole on his left cheek, on a right line -with his mouth, 
perhaps he may cut his hair, and sjiave his mole, as he 1 
told his acquaintance he would, when he ran away; he 
is a Currier by trade, and perhaps may incline to fall into 
that business; he says he is an Irishman, but speaks good 
Dutch, and has travelled a great deal in this country a 
freeman, he is about 30 years of age; it is expected he 
will go to Grubb's iron-works, or over Sasquehanna; 
he had on a light-coloured homespun jacket, a pair 
of leather breeches, remarkable long, blue and white yarn 
stockings, a shirt of white coarse linen, almost new, with- 
out any buttons on the collar, new double soaled shoes, 
full of pegs in the heels and soals. He has a pass, with 
no name to it. Whoever takes up said servant, and 
secures him, so that his master may get him again, shall 
have the above reward, paid by JOHN KELLE, opposite 
Marcus-Hook, in Gloucester county, West-Jersey. 

To be exposed to SALE, by public VENDUE, on the FIRST 
day of FEBRUARY next, at the | house of the sub- 
scriber, in the village of Woodberry, and | county of 
Gloucester, West New-Jersey, 

A GRIST-MILL, almost new, on a good stream of water, 
well situated for country work, and about 4^/2 miles 
from Woodberry aforesaid, with 178^ acres of good 
upland, 40 acres of which are cleared, and the rest well- 
timbered; Also a house and lot, in the said village; to- 
gether with sundry other lots, fronting the main street. 
Any person inclining to purchase the above mill, may be 
shewn the premises, by applying to me, before the day of 
sale. JAMES BROWN. 

^^Half the purchase money to be paid down, and for 
the remainder time will be given. 

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TO BE SOLD, 
A GOOD PLANTATION Or TRACT of LAND, Containing 

about 400 acres, of which 130 are good arable land, with 
a tenement, two orchards, and other improvements 
thereon; also 20 acres of good meadow, and as much 
more may be made; the remainder well timbered; lying 
in Upper Freehold, Monmouth county, within a mile of 
Allen and Emslie's town, where there is an excellent mar- 
ket for all kinds of produce. For conditions, apply to 
ROBERT and WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, living adjacent to 
the said place. There will be an indisputable title given 
by JOHN and WILLIAM MONTGOMERY. N. B. It will be 
sold in separate tracts, if required, as the improvements 
will conveniently allow it. 

To be SOLD, at private SALE, 

ONE moiety, or equal half part, of a certain plantation 
and tract of LANJD, situate in the township of Kingwood, 
Hunterdon county, in the province of West New- Jersey, 
containing in the whole about 135 acres, about 20 acres 
of which are well watered meadow, and considerable 
more be made thereon; there are also a dwelling-house, 
barn and stables, erected on said premises, and a good 
bearing orchard planted thereon. Likewise to be sold, in 
like manner, one moiety or undivided part of a FORGE, 
erected on a never-failing stream of water, with about 70 
acres of land thereto belonging, about eight acres of 
which are well watered meadow; the said forge is in 
good working order, and the premises accommodated 
with a dwelling-house, and other convenient buildings 
suitable for carrying on the business; both the above- 
mentioned premises lie contiguous and adjoining to each 
other, about half a mile below Pitt's-town mills. For 
further particulars, terms of sale, and view of the 



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premises, apply to GEORGE READING, in Pitt's-town 
aforesaid, or DANIEL POTTS, on the premises. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

STOLEN, on the iqth of December last, at night, out of 
the stable of Nucomb Thompson, Tavern-keeper, in 
Pittsgrove, in the county of Salem, West New-Jersey, a 
sorrel mare, about 14 hands high, with a blaze in her 
forehead, short dock, scattering grey hairs all over, a 
large split in one fore hoof, a little hipshot, scarcely per- 
ceivable, a natural pacer, can trot, but seldom does, two 
years old past. Whoever secures the thief and mare, so 
as the owner may have her again, and the thief brought 
to justice, shall have the above reward, and reasonable 
charges; for the mare only Three Dollars, if out of the 
township, if in the township, One Dollar, paid by 

NUCOMB THOMPSON. 

Pilesgrove, Salem county, December 2, 1772. 

WHEREAS SARAH PLUMMER, the wife of JOHN PLUM- 

MER, hath eloped from her said husband, without any 
cause; these are therefore to forewarn all persons from 
trusting her on his account, as he will not pay any debt 
of her contracting from the date hereof. 

WHEREAS i GEORGE MiCKLE, of the township of New- 
town, in the county of Gloucester, West New-Jersey, was 
by the perswasion and insinuation of Benjamin Hartly, 
ignorant enough to execute a BOND to Catherine Mickle, 
for the payment of Twenty Pounds, dated the last of 
August, or in September, 1771, although / had, and 
still have a demand against her, the said Catherine, 
which will considerably over-balance the said bond; / do 
therefore hereby forewarn every person, from taking an 
assignment on the said bond, as I shall not pay one 



388 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

farthing on the aforesaid bond, until I am compelled by 
law; witness my hand, this 26th day of December, 1772. 

GEORGE MICKLE. 

THIRTY SHILLINGS Reward, 

RAN away, on the I5th of November last, from the 
subscriber, living in Princeton, an indented servant man, 
named JOHN WARREN, about five feet five inches high, 
thin built, of a swarthy complexion, and has dark brown 
hair : Had on, and took with him, when he went away, 
an old beaver hat, a brown homespun turned jacket, and 
a striped Bengal ditto under it, without sleeves, a pair of 
brown fustian breeches, a pair of brown velvet ditto, and 
new shoes, with brass buckles. Whoever takes up said 
servant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, so 
that his master may get him again, shall have the above 
reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

GEORGE NORRIS. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2298, January 6* 
1773- 

NEWPORT, (Rhode-Island, December 28. 

We hear the Judges Horsmanden, of New- York, and 
Smith of the Jerseys, are to take passage at New- York 
tomorrow, and may be expected here in a few days, in 
order to join in the commission with his Honor Governor 
Wanton, and the two judges from Boston, for inquiring 
into the burning of the Gaspee. The Pennsylvania 
Journal; and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1570, January 

6, 1773- 

GARRET RAPALJE, 

Has for Sale at his Store opposite the Fly-Market, 
A NEAT assortment of fine and coarse cloths, shalloons,, 
best Holland oznaburghs, writing paper; 7 by 8, 7 by 9, 



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8 by 10 glass, and sundry looking glasses; white lead 
ground in oil, coarse and fine bolting cloths, bar iron of 
all sorts, best figure 3 Crowley's and German steel; 
castor and felt hats by the hogshead or dozen, best Scotch 
snuff by the hogshead or single bladder warranted good. 
Also Sundry good farms in New-Jersey, which he will 
exchange for a house or lot in New York. 

MR. HOLT, 

Please to give the following Answers to Agricola's 
Thirteen Queries, inserted in your Paper Number 1564, 
a Place in your next Paper, which will oblige a Connecti- 
cut Farmer, 

Answer to Query loth. Have not the Colonies of 
New-York and New-Jersey, civil and religious Privileges 
without Charters. The Military Adventurers and their 
Associates are Freemen; and therefore they cannot be 
deprived of those natural and inherent Rights, but by 
their own consent. The New York Journal or The 
General Advertiser, No. 1566, January 7, 1773. 

SIX POUNDS REWARD. 

WHEREAS on Monday night, the 28th of December, 
1772, the gaol of the county of Gloucester was broke 
open, and the following persons, being committed for 
divers felonies, made their escape, viz. DANIEL BRIANT, 
of a dark complexion, about five feet five or six inches 
high; had on when he escaped, a half worn white cloth 
coat, and a blue jacket. He is very apt to drink. 

PETER WOODFORD, a slim, simple looking, drunken, 
tobacco-chewing, lying fellow, easily discovered by his 
conversation; had on a white or light coloured coat and 
jacket, and a pair of old leather breeches; about five feet 
eight inches high. 



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JOHN BRITAIN, dressed in a coatee or short coat, with 
small cuffs, and a pair of white trowsers, without any 
jacket; about five feet ten inches high. They have all 
black hair. 

Whoever will apprehend these three villains, so that 
they be brought to the gaol aforesaid, shall receive the 
sum of FORTY SHILLINGS for each man; and it is hoped a 
regard to justice will be sufficient to induce every person 
to try to apprehend three such attrocious offenders. The 
reward to be paid by 

THOMAS DENNY, Sheriff. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 64, January n, 
1773- 

THREE PLANTATIONS, 

To be sold by public Vendue, on the 25th of February 

next. 

THE First containing 123 Acres, with a good Propor- 
tion of Woodlanfl and Meadow, an Orchard of fine Fruit, 
and a good Dwelling-house and Barn, now in the Tenure 
of PETER VICKERS, in Plumstead Township, Bucks 
County; the Sale to begin at One o' Clock, and to be 
struck off precisely at Two, in the Afternoon. 

The Second containing 123 Acres, also well furnished 
with Woodland and Meadow, a tolerable good Dwelling- 
house, and small Orchard, now in the Tenure of ISRAEL 
DOANE, and adjoins the above described Tract; to be 
struck off precisely at Three o' Clock. 

The Third containing 100 Acres, on which are a good 
Stone Dwelling-house, a Log Barn and Stable, and a 
large Orchard; this Tract is well wooded, and has about 
8 or 10 Acres of Meadow, now in the Tenure of JOHN 
THOMPSON, in Tinicum Township, about three Miles 
East from the above mentioned Tracts; the Sale to begin 
at Four o' Clock, and to be struck off precisely at Five. 



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These Places are distant four Miles from the Tavern, 

formerly kept by Reeder, on the Durham Road; 

their Situations are remarkably healthy and pleasant, and 
the Land may be limed for lod. per Bushel, or on taking 
a Quantity, it has been offered to be delivered for Qd. 
The Payments for the several Tracts to be made as fol- 
lows, l /4 Part in one Year, ^ m two Years, ^4 m three 
Years, and l /4 in four Years, with Interest. The 
Purchaser may enter the 25th of March, and receive an 
indisputable Title, on giving- sufficient Security for the 
Payment of the Money. 

Burlington, Dec. 28, 1772. RICHARD WELLS. 

N. B. Those who incline to purchase are requested to 
attend early, as the Hours affixed will be punctually 
observed. 

To be SOLD, by way of public VENDUE, on the Eighth 
day of February next, on the premises, being late the 
estate of Samuel Elwell, deceased, situate in Cum- 
ber land county, West New-Jersey, 
A PLANTATION and TRACT of 72 ACRES, of good wheat 
LAND, whereof about eight acres are meadow, and more 
may be made ; there are on said premises a good dwelling- 
house, barn, stables, and other out-houses, a grist-mill, 
newly repaired, on a never-failing stream of water, and 
situate in an extraordinary good part of the country for 
selling produce, as it is not far from Bridge-Town and 
Greenwich. The yendue to begin at ten o'clock in the 
forenoon of said day, when the conditions of sale will be 
made known, and attendance given, by 

SUSANNA ELWELL, Executrix. 

RUN away, on Sunday night, the 3d of January instant, 
from George Norris, near Prince-town, a servant LAD, 
named JOHN WARREN, about 18 years of age, about 5 



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feet six inches high, straight brown hair, a down look; 
had on, when he went away, a white linen under jacket, a 
light brown outside ditto, brown velvet breeches, old 
castor hat, and new shoes. He is supposed to have stolen 
a lightish brown horse, with a small star in his forehead, 
the off hand hind foot white, saddle marked, slim made, 
well carriaged, shod all around, and 8 or 9 years old. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and brings him to the 
subscriber, or secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, 
so as his said master may have him again, shall have six 
DOLfcARs reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

GEORGE NORRIS. 

THREE POUNDS reward will likewise be paid to any 
person, who shall bring the said HORSE to the owner, near 
Prince-town, by JOHN W. SANDERS. 

To be SOLD,, by the SUBSCRIBER, | at the Head of Allo- 
way's Creek, in the county of Salem, | and province of 
New-Jersey, | * 

A VALUABLE PLANTATION and TRACT of LAND, con- 
taining 250 ACRES, about 100 cleared, 40 whereof are 
good meadow; there is on said place, a good brick house, 
with barn, stabling, and other out-houses; likewise a 
good stream of water, and a saw-mill, lately rebuilt, the 
stream and conveniences very suitable to erect a grist or 
merchant-mill. Any person inclining to purchase, may 
apply to the subscriber, on the premises. 

ISAAC OAKFORD. 

ON the i /th of November was taken up, at the Widow 
Davis's Tavern, between Hacket's Town and Greenwich 
Forge, in Sussex County, New-Jersey, a certain Person, 
on Suspicion of having stolen a Stallion in York County : 
but in taking him to a Magistrate, although his Hands 
were tied, he jumped off the Horse he rode, and made his 



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Escape to the Woods, leaving behind him a small Bay 
Horse, and a Quantity of Dry Goods, which were taken 
back to the aforesaid Tavern. As they are supposed to 
have been stole, any Person proving Property to the 
Horse or Goods, may have them again, on paying 
Charges, by applying to the Subscriber, living near 
Durham, in Bucks County, ROBERT WILSON. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2299, January 13, 
1773- 

NEWPORT, (Rhode-Island) January 4. 
The Hon. DANIEL HORSMANDEN, Esq; Chief Justice of 
the province of New- York, his lady and the Hon. 
FREDERICK SMYTH, Esq; Chief Justice of New-Jersey, 
arrived here last Thursday in the sloop Lydia, Capt. 
Freebody, from New- York : And on Saturday evening, 
the Hon. PETER OLIVER, Esq; Chief Justice of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, and Hon. ROBERT AUCHMUTY, Esq; Judge 
of the Court of Vice-Admiralty throughout New- 
England, came to town by land : These four gentlemen 
are appointed by the King, to join his Honour the 
GOVERNOR of this colony, in making inquiry into the 
circumstances of plundering and burning his Majesty's 
schooner Gaspee, on the roth of June last. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1571, January 13, 1773. 

House of Assembly, New-Jersey, September 4th, 1772. 

THE petition of Abner Hetfield, an insolvent debtor, 
praying a law for his relief &c. was read the second time 
On the question, ordered that the petitioner have leave 
to bring in a bill at the next sessions, unless cause shewn 
to the contrary; and that he publish a copy of this order 
in the public news papers six weeks before the next 
sessions. A true copy. JONA. DEARE, Clk. 

New York Journal, and General Advertiser, No. 
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NEW- YORK, January 14. | On Tuesday evening, was 
married BOULTER JOHNSON, Esq; of his Majesty's 
seventieth regiment, brother to Sir RICHARD JOHNSON, 
Baronet, to Miss ALEIDA BAYARD, eldest daughter of Col. 
WILLIAM BAYARD, a young Lady of very engaging ac- 
complishments, a handsome fortune, and truly deserving 
of that felicity which should reward the brave and bless 
the fair The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. 
Auchmuty, at Mr. William Bayard's seat, at Greemvich. 1 

THIRTY-SHILLINGS REWARD. 

MADE his escape from the subscriber, last night, a cer- 
tain ANTHONY WHITE, about twenty-eight years old, a 
lusty well made man, about six feet high, black hair, has 
an impediment in his speech, much inclined to drink, and 
is a great dancer, a carpenter by trade; had on a brown 
vest, a blue ditto, and light coloured under ditto, and 
leather breeches. Whoever secures the above man shall 
be entitled to th above reward. 

JOSEPH PEARSON, jun., Constable. 
Maidenhead, Hunterdon County, Jan. 6, 1773. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 314, January 
16, 1773. 

A complete VINDICATION of a late APOLOGETICAL 
LETTER from Princeton. 

To HlS HIGH MIGHTINESS the PUBLIC. 

SIR, THE great Degeneracy of the present Age must 
excite Sorrow, and melancholy Apprehensions in the 
Mind of every sober and prudent Man. An unseemly 
Levity and Effeminacy characterizes the Pursuits and 

1 Col. Bayard's summer residence was at Hoboken, the present site 
of the Stevens mansion, on Castle Point. Col. Bayard took sides with 
the British, after their successes in New York and New Jersey, in 
1776. His property was confiscated, and sold to John Stevens, in 1784 
At the close of the war Bayard went to England, where he died in ISO-i. 
at an advanced age. 



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Manners of the generality. Nothing plain and simple is 
any longer relish'd at our Tables; and the wholesome, 
substantial, nutritious Food of our Forefathers, must 
give place to high season'd Compounds, and puff'd 
elaborated Nothings, more adapted to please the Eyes 
and tickle the Palate, than to administer Health and 
Strength to the Body. With regard to Dress, the Dis- 
temper is farther advanc'd. All Distinction of Character 
is sacriligiously thrown down. We are no longer able to 
estimate the Measure of a Philosopher's Wisdom and 
Erudition, by the Size of his venerable Wig, or the 
Length of its sagacious flowing Tails. Nay, Gravity it- 
self, that unfailing Index of Depth of Thought, and 
Operoseness of Study, is now entirely eras'd. The Sage 
no longer advertises his Treasures of Knowledge 
within, by a stately measured Pace, and a solemn 
Apathy of Countenance without. The abstracted 
Metaphysician, the learned Doctor of Medicine and the 
abstruse Mathematician, now walk, eat, drink, and per- 
form the common Offices of Life like other Folks. But 
this is the least of our Misfortune. The Disease has 
affected the nobler Parts; our mental Taste is vitiated, 
and the profound and weighty Productions of Erudition, 
however garnished with Solemnity and Gravity, will not 
go down, except they are season'd with paltry common 
Sense. Ah giddy and perverse Generation! how long 
will ye obstinately attempt to measure Truth by the Rule 
of your own crooked Understandings! Why do ye toss 
up your Noses and refuse to have them saddled with 
metaphysical Spectacles, ye Heretics! will you dare to 
separate the Idea of Wisdom from Gravity of Solidity 
of Reasoning, from Solemnity of Diction, and of 
Erudition, from learned Degrees! Procul, O procul 
este, profani odi profanum Vulgus et arceo. And to 
convince you, once for all, of your shortsightedness and 



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blundering Conceit, I will just point out to you the 
Iniquity of one of your recent Decisions. You have 
affected to be surpris'd at a late Publication from Prince- 
ton shrugged up your Shoulders, and express'd all the 
Airs of Contempt. You insist upon it that the Author 
has palm'd upon you nothing but dull Evasion; and say 
that a Performance with so little Substance, and such a 
Superfluity of grave Assertions, looks like the little Head 
of Tom Barebones, the meagre Pantaloon under the 
Umbrage of a luxuriant Perriwig. But I shall soon con- 
vince you of your Mistake. The Opacity is not in the 
performance, but in your own Understanding. Cast up 
your Eyes to the Sun, honest Neighbor! Look a little 
longer a little longer still ! You would swear you saw 
it spotted like the Face of a Belle with Patches in Days 
of yore. See, now Sir; blush for your Ignorance! every 
common Scholar will tell you the Spots are not in the 
Sun, but proceed from your Eyes being disordered by 
gazing on its Brightness. Just such a delusion you are 
under with Respect to the performance we are speaking 
of. You impute it to the Disorders of your own Intel- 
lects. Boy ! fetch me here my critical Glasses, and I will 
point out to this Gentleman his Errors, and the Beauties 
of the Composition before us. 

Well, Sir, now I am ready. I entreat your Attention 
to what the Doctor intimates to you in his Introduction. 
"BE PLEASED, says he, ONLY TO INTIMATE TO THE PUB- 
LIC THAT A CONCEALED SLANDER DESERVES NO ANSWER." 

I know that you are preparing to say . . . that in 
a Controversy concerning Facts, which every Man has 
an Opportunity of being acquainted with, and when the 
Credibility of a Representation rests not on the Testi- 
mony of any particular Person, to know the Names of 
the Disputants can be of no Moment. You will imper- 
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CAUSIDICUS is just in his Observations on the Address 
whether the Doctor's Panegyric on the College of Prince- 
ton that its Teachers are not chosen by ministerial 
Recommendations, or the overbearing Weight of Family 
Influence, meant something or nothing, alluded to the 
College of New York, or the Way in which Things 
happen in Britain, Nova Zembla, and the Lord knows 
where whether his Assertion is true that the Number of 
Undergraduates at Princeton, is near four Times the 
Number of those at any College to the Southward of 
New England Your HIGH MIGHTINESS will insist, I 
say that you can determine as well the Conclusiveness of 
Arguments on these Topics, whether the Author's Name 
is Causidicus, or Toby, or Gregory, or Ap Morgan, or 
Ap Jones, as you could distinguish a Jew's Harp from a 
Fiddle without knowing the Fabricators Name. You 
will tell me, Sir, that, according to your Worship's 
Judgment, Causidicus wrote with Decency and Modera- 
tion that you would not allow naughty Words to pass 
for Argument that the Doctor had no Right to assume 
your Office of Judge, and dismiss the Controvercy, by 
pronouncing that his Antagonist was a conceal'd 
Slanderer, and therefore deserved no Answer; and that 
he might at least have given you his Reasons for this 
Adjudication. 

But not so fast, my good Sir, by Beard of Bum- 
bastus, you stumble at every Step ! To show you what a 
Novice you are in Controvercy turn me over a Page of 
Longinus, Quintillian, or Cicero. There, Sir, do they 
not tell you that an Orator in his Introduction, must 
endeavor to gain the good Opinion of his fudges, and 
prepossess them against his Opponent. And has not the 
Doctor followed the Rule to a Hair? Nay, has he not 
clone the Business of his Antagonist, and broke the Cord 
of his Argument at a Jerk. He need not have said a 



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Word more than this; and all that he has offered beside 
is gratis dictum, of his meer Grace, and not of Merit or 
Necessity. For he would have it intimated to you, that a 
conceal' d Slanderer deserves no Answer. 

You have muttered a great Deal of the Non-necessity 
of being acquainted with the Name of the Author. You 
cannot see the Propriety of the Doctor's Observation on 
that Head worse and worse! Had you understood, 
Sir, or attended to the Doctrine of the Association of 
Ideas, you would not have been so woefully mistaken. 
Compose yourself and think of a D. D. I'll wager you 
have now in your Mind the Image of a venerable Sage, 
all the Recesses and Cellules of whose Brain are stor'd 
with Arabic, Coptic and Phoenician, and with various 
Assortments of Philosophy and History, from the 
Legends of Sanchoniathon and Manetho, to the Sub- 
limations of Behmen and Hume. . . . Do you not 
now perceive the Propriety of the Doctor's requiring the 
Name of his Opponent ? . . . Wonderful ! Why, 
should Causidicus discover his Name, his Cause would be 
instantly ruined. . . . What a sorry Figure would 
a Performance make, with the Title of an humble 
Scrivener prefixed, when put in Competition with one 
usher'd into the World with D. D. at the Tail of 
the Author's renowned Name. Egad it would resemble 
a Cock-Boat beside a Dutch Indiaman, or a Fly on the 
Back of an Elephant. 

But I have detained you long enough in the Porch of 
this marvellous Performance. I will now introduce your 
Worship, since your Mind is properly disposed to Awe 
and Reverence, ... to the Contemplation of the 
Doctor's Brace of stately Arguments in his Vindication, 
which may be properly deem'd, after what he has already 
said, his Works of Supererogation. 

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your MIGHTINESS this plain Question "Must we not 
"avail ourselves of the Circumstances that are favourable 
"to us because by Implication, it may be supposed a 
"Reflection on those who want them? There are many 
"real Advantages attending a College in a large City, for 
"the Instruction and Improvement of Youth. Should 
"any Gentleman think fit to recommend the College of 
"New York, on these Accounts, pray how would it be 
"taken if I should resent it as an Injury to the College of 
"New Jersey."* 

What at your old Tricks again! I see your con- 
temptuous Sneer . . . what does your dull Com- 
mon Sense boggle at here? You tell me, the Doctor 
turns Back on his Opponent, brandishes his Sword, and 
dextrously parries where his Antagonist did not thrust. 
Causidicus, you say, did not resent the Doctor's Recom- 
mendation of his College, from any Advantages arising 
from its Situation in the Country, as an Injury to the 
College of New York; and yet, on this Ground the 
Doctor raises his Battery. Causidicus, you assert, 
evinced that the Doctor's College was not singular, as 
was supposed, in the Enjoyment of the Advantages of 
not having its Teachers chosen by ministerial Recom- 
mendation, or the overbearing Weight of Family 
Influence. He also pointed out, you urge, a Mistake in 
the Doctor's Computation of the superior Number of his 
Students ... In this Quarter, you say, he made 
his Attack, and here ought the Defence to have been 
made. Your MIGHTINESS will tell me, that you can no 
more see the Propriety of recommending a particular 
College from Circumstances common to all, than if your 
Neighbor Hodge should extol his Pastures because they 
are not infested with Tigers and Scorpions, or subject to 
the Depredations of wandering Tartars. You think it 



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therefore necessary, in order to vindicate the Doctor's 
Wisdom, in extolling the College of Princeton, because 
its Teachers are not chosen by ministerial Recommenda- 
tion, or the over-bearing Weight of Family Influence 
. to suppose that some of the Colleges in America 
might be suspected to be subject to these Evils. 

Thus your Worship will cavil, for thus your paltry 
common Sense will dictate: But had you been ac- 
quainted with the Arts of Controversy, you would have 
admired instead of censured. You imagine, I suppose, 
that in the School of Literary Contests, as in Tactics, 
the Knight Militant is directed to place his strongest 
Guard in the weakest Part of the Citadel. By the Hair- 
splitting Bellramine your MIGHTINESS is out in your 
Conjecture! The Prince of Orators directs all Polemics 
to exert their Fire and Force on those Points of their 
Cause which are most solid and plausible, and to glide 
gently over, or altogether omit those which are weakest 
and most oppugnablc. And has not the Doctor ful- 
filled the Precept to a tittle? He gravely vindicates that 
Part of his Conduct which his Opponent never censured; 
and as to those unseemly Passages on which he animad- 
verted, he says just nothing at all. . . . No, I 
forget myself, his Objections are sufficiently refuted by 
the Epithet of conceal 'd Slanderer. 

I hope by this time you begin to doubt of the Infalli- 
bility of your rash common Sense, and shall therefore 
hold forth for your Worship's Admiration, the Doctor's 
second Argument in his vindication. "No Man, he tells 
"you that reads the Address with Candour, can suppose 
"that he had in View a particular Family that has 
"influence in the College of New-York. The Argument 
"was stated in general, from the Way in which Things 
"happen in Britain, and may happen in America. By 
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"represented by one Person as the Head, which may 
"obtain the Government of a College, or Country, or 
"Borough." 

I perceive your MIGHTINESS is dispos'd to be merry. 
You tell me you must now admire the Doctor's Shrewd- 
ness and Quaintness in informing us, that he meant no 
more, in telling the Gentlemen of the West Indies that 
the Teachers at Princeton were not chosen by the over 
bearing Weight of Family Influence, than to acquaint 
them that his College was not in Britain, and was free 
from an evil unknown and unheard of in America. You 
tell me that if TOBY GLIB, your Barber, was, with his 
wonted flippancy of Tongue, to accost a Stranger, while 
lathering his Beard . . . "Master, may I hope for 
"your future Custom at my Shop; you may be shaved 
"here, I assure you, with Safety to your Life . . . 
"none of my Apprentices were ever hired to cut a 
"Customer's Throat" ... he would not be excused 
of Impertinency, if he should Answer, when asked 
whether any of his Brethern of the Razor in the City, 
were ever guilty of Assassination . . . "O no Sir! 
"No Reflections, I assure you, on my Neighbors ! But 
"you know such Things have happened in Italy, and it 
"is not impossible but they may happen here." Your 
MIGHTINESS will tell me, you would not refrain a Laugh 
if Landlord RUBY should "hope you would put up at his 
"House, . . . because there was no Danger of 
"having your Clothes stolen, your Nose offended with 
"the Smoke of Dacha, and your Eyes with the Sight of 
"naked Bodies besmear'd with Grease, and hung round 
"with excrementitious Cauls and Paunches;" And Reply 
to you, requesting, in amaze, whether this was the Case 
in any Inn on the Road . . . "By no Means, Sir; 
"no hint against my Neighbors ... I only spoke 
"in general from the Way in which Things happen in the 



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"Cabbins of the Hottentots, and in which it is not im- 
possible but they may happen in America. 

Unlucky Wight! out of your own Mouth shall you be 
condemn'd. While your Worship imagined you was 
debasing, you have been exalting the Author's Merit. I 
do insist upon it that the Doctor, by" the invention of this 
single Argument, has more enlarged the Field, and done 
more Service to the general Cause of Panegyric, than the 
most illustrious Dedicators. For what Subject is there 
so barren which an Author, in Pursuance of his Example, 
cannot adorn with the most copious Eulogiums? Would 
you be firtile on the Advantages of a collegiate Institu- 
tion? You have no more to do, Sir, than to collect 
quantum suincit, out of all the extraordinary Incon- 
veniences which any College, no matter when or where, 
has, or may possibly have laboured under, . . . and 
then proclaim, with an Air of Triumph and Wonder, 
that yours is free from them. Thus if you are in a 
Protestant Couatry you may safely say, its Tutors are 
not Jesuits, and the Pope has no Concern in its Govern- 
ment. If in America, with equal Safety that it is not 
under the Dominations of Tyrannical Lords nor at the 
Beck of the Ministry, that your College is not governed 
by the Proprietor of a Borough, or subject to the 
Direction of a wealthy Nabob. By the same Rule, if you 
have a Farm to dispose of to a Stranger, you may 
securely inform him, that if he dwells on it, he need never 
be afraid of having his Children murdered by ferocious 
Lyons, or more cruel Savages, or his Flocks and Herds 
devoured by prowling Tigers. And if any of your 
Neighbors should chance to hear of it, and think you 
acted unfairly, you have the Doctor's Method of Vindi- 
cation in such Cases, ready squared to your Hands, and 
need only whisper in their Ears . . . "That you 
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"happen in Africa, and that if there are any such 
"Creatures in America, it is wholly unknown to you." 

I am well convinced your HIGH MIGHTINESS would 
not much admire the Sagacity of JEREMY, your Butler, 
if he should solemnly accost you . . . "Hem! Hem! 
"Master, an Egg is not a Pudding, an a Sauce-pan differs 
"from an Elephant;" but beware, Sir, that you judge 
not so hastily of an oraculuous Sentence in the Doctor's 
concluding Argument. See it and admire! "I have 
"heard, says he, of several Families of the same Name, 
"who may be supposed to side together in the Politics of 
"the Province . . . but that is quite different from 
"the Management of a College," i. e. to be united to- 
gether in the Politics of a Province, and to manage a 
College, are two different Things. 

The Wisdom, Penetration, and Profundity of which 
oracular Sentence I could unfold to you, Sir, but I chuse 
after the Manner of all great Authors, to leave something 
to the Invention of my Readers. 

And now drawing near to a Conclusion, I must inform 
your Worship that I at first intended to have suffixed to 
this Performance my Name, with all my Titles of 
Honour; but I afterwards recollected, that it was suf- 
ficient for me that I fought under the Doctor's Standard : 
And I accordingly desire Causidicus, and all his Abettors, 
to take Notice, that if they wag a Pen against this 
epistle, without the Signature of their real Names and 
Places of Abode, at full length, I will set them down as 
conceal' d Slanderers, which shall be, to all Intents and 
Purposes, a complete Answer to all the Objections they 
shall or can offer. 

CAUSIDICO-MASTIX. 

From my solitary and philosophic 
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ANDOVER PIG-METAL, 

TO be sold by the subscriber, at Elizabeth-Town. | 
Gentlemen in New York may be supplied with any 
quantity, on giving the shortest notice to 

JOHN BLANCHARD. 

NEW- YORK, January 18. 

To the several Printers in this and the neighbouring 
Governments. You'll please to give the following a 
Place in your next Paper, and you will, I make no Doubt, 
oblige the Company of Military Adventurers, as well as 
the Public, and your most humble Servant, 

A Military Adventurer. 

Sunday at 12 o' Clock sailed from this Harbour, the 
Sloop Mississippi, Wait Goodrich, Master, bound up the 
River Mississippi, having on board (appointed by the 
Company of Military Adventurers) a Committee, to 
Explore, Reconnoitre, and View, all the Lands &c. &c. 
&c. lately said to be granted by the King and Privy 
Council, to Major General Lyman, and the Company of 
Military Adventurers bounding West on the River 
Mississippi, North on the River Yasou, between the 
Latitudes of 32 and 34. The Gentlemen of the Com- 
mittee who are gone to View said Tract of Land, are 
Col. Israel Putman, Capt. Robert Enos, Mr. Thaddeus 
Lyman, and Lieut. Rufus Putman, who on their Return 
are to make their Report to the Standing Committee of 
^Military Adventurers, to be laid before said Company. 
The Sloop is about 65 Tons, a good Vessel, a prime 
Sailor, is well and completely rigged and manned; has 
two good new Cables and Anchors, a good new Suit of 
Sails, a Topsail and Flying Jibb; mounts 4 Brass 
Cohorns, 4 Pounders, and 4 Swivel Guns, with Small 
Arms, &c. and a good Store of Powder and Ball for 



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Defence in Case of an Attack from any straggling 
Indians, &c. they may happen to meet up the Mississippi ; 
the Sloop has Orders, or rather Liberty to pass up the 
Mississippi as far as the Mouth of the River Yasou and 
Ohio, provided it can be d6ne with Safety both to the 
Committee and Vessel. In her Way to the Mississippi, 
she is to touch at Pensacola, where the Committee have 
Orders to wait on the Governor of West Florida to know 
what .Instructions he has received from the Crown, con- 
cerning the Military Adventurers as aforesaid. The 
Sloop Mississippi was seen the same Day at half past 4 
o'Clock P. M. standing out to Sea, under a fair, pleasant 
and moderate Gale, about 5 Leagues beyond Sandy Hook. 

To BE SOLD, 

A Good dwelling-house and lot of ground, pleasantly 
situated in the town of Hackinsack, or new Barbados, in 
the county of Bergen, New-Jersey, between .the court- 
house and Dutch-Church, fronting the green or com- 
mons; now in the tenure of Isaac Brown Esq; said lot is 
one hundred and six foot in front, as also in the rear, and 
one hundred foot deep on each Side; an indisputable title 
will be given to the purchaser thereof. Enquire of 
Theodorus Van Wyck, at New- York or William Pro- 
voost, near the premises. 

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, 

BOTH vulgar and decimal, with Book-keeping, Survey- 
ing, Mensuration, and Navigation, taught in the most 
modern and approved Method. The different teaching 
and Branches above mentioned, to be inspected once 
every Quarter by Gentlemen of Character and Abilities. 
The School-House is situate on an Eminence, in a fine 
Air, and exceeding commodious; good Entertainment 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ r 773 

for Boarders, from 14 to 16 1. per Annum, quite con- 
venient to the School-House. 

By their most obliged 

Obedient humble Servant. 

THEOBALD BURKE. 

N. B. The Advertiser, and his Terms, to be known by 
applying to the Printer hereof. 

Hackinsack, at the New-Bridge, Dec. 30, 1772. 

RUN-away last Monday night, from his master, an 
apprentice boy named Ichabud Roberts, well set, about 
five feet four inches high, light brown hair; had on two 
jackets, the one of green cloth, the other streaked blue 
and white, leather breeches, had with him a light colored 
coat and blue jacket : He is a shoemaker and tanner, and 
understands something of currying, and is nineteen years 
of age. Whoever brings or secures the said apprentice 
in any public goal, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS re- 
ward, and all reasonable charges paid by 

ISAAC PLUME. 
Of Newark, in East New-Jersey. 

THREE DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber living at the sign of 
the Unicorn, in Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, on Wed- 
nesday night the 6th inst. a certain hostler, who calls 
himself THOMAS ROBINSON, a native of Ireland; he is a 
short fellow of a brown complexion, wears his own hair 
and seems to walk as though he was somewhat bow- 
legg'd. He broke open a box belonging to the sub- 
scriber's apprentice, and stole out of it three white shirts, 
one new castor hat, and about six shillings in money; 
also took with him a striped flannel shirt belonging to 
said apprentice, and a pair of ribb'd stockings of the 



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subscriber's. The said fellow is about 5 feet 3 inches 
high, commonly wears a drab-coloured long-skirted 
sagothee coat, red double-breasted jacket, leather 
breeches, and has with him a litish-coloured shortwaisted 
bearskin coat, which is rather too small for him; has also 
with him a striped burdet jacket. Whoever apprehends 
said fellow, and secures him in any goal, so as he may be 
brought to justice, or gives notice to the subscriber, shall 
have the above reward, and all reasonable charges, paid 
by me, WILLIAM GRAHAM. 

RUN-AWAY from the Subscriber, on Sunday Evening 
the 2/th Day of December last, a Negro Man named 
JACK, about 33 Years old, a short spare Fellow : Had on 
when he went away, a brown double-breasted short 
Forrest Cloth Jacket, with plain Brass Btittons, lined with 
red Baze; a red Baze under Jacket, Leather Breeches, and 
Blue Yarn Stockings. He took with him a light Coat 
much wore of fine twilled Frize, the knap wore off, and a 
new blue Watch-coat of Coating, with white plated 
Buttons. He was purchased from Hendrick Emons, of 
Rockey-Hill in New Jersey, about 9 years ago, and it is 
supposed he is either gone that Way, where he has a 
Mother, or else to Anthony Ten Eyck's at Albany, where 
he has a Wife. . . . Any person that will take up 
said Negro and secure him, so that his Master may have 
him again, shall have Sorty Shillings Reward, and all 
reasonable Charges, paid by PETER KETELTAS. 

New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
1 1 08, January 18, 1773. 

RUN-away from the Subscriber, at Evesham, Burling- 
ton county, an indented negro man, about 34 years of 
age, 5 feet ten inches high, a West-Indian born : Had on 
when he went away a sagothoy coat almost new, of a lead 



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colour; black cut velvet jacket, with glass buttons; a 

new small check shirt; and took with him a 305. hat. 

almost new; a pair of calf skin shoes, odd buckles, one 

silver the other brass. Whoever takes up the said negro, 

and secures him in any goal, so that his master may have 

him again, shall have SIXTEEN DOLLARS reward, and 

reasonable charges, paid by WILLIAM HOLDCRAFT. 

Supplement to The New York Gazette and 

Weekly Mercury, No. 1108, January 18, 1773. 

NEW- YORK, January 14, | Sunday at twelve o'clock 
sailed from this harbour, the sloop Missisippi, Wait 
Goodrich, Master, bound up the river Missisippi, 
The sloop Missisippi was seen the same day at half past 
four o'clock P. M. standing out to sea, under a fair, 
pleasant and moderate gale, about 5 leagues beyond 
Sandy Hook. December 26, 1772. 

BY virtue of a. Writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
Sale on the sixth day of March next, between the hours 
of twelve and five o'clock, at the house of Thomas 
Champin, in the township of Great Egg Harbour, the 
following tracts of land and marsh; 1450 acres of land 
and Swamp on South River, on which is a mill seat said 
to be claimed by Israel Pemberton; 95 acres of pine land, 
on Miry Run, 200 acres of salt marsh, between Tucke- 
how and Middle River, said to be the third part of 600 
acres; and 50 acres of land and marsh, on a place called 
Garrits' Island, being all the several tracts more or less; 
late the property of JOSEPH SOMERS, deceased; seized and 
taken in execution at the suit of SAMUEL RISLEY, Esq; by 

Thomas Denny, Sheriff. 

Cumberland County, West New-Jersey, Jan. 7, 1773. 

TEN POUNDS REWARD. 
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of West New-Jersey, on the 6th instant, at night, two 
servant men; one an Irishman, came with Capt. James 
Curtis from Waterford, a year ago from last summer; 
about twenty-four years of age, five feet six inches high; 
his name is JAMES KEEFE, talks good English, but says 
he can neither read nor write; had on when he went 
away, a large home-made flannel jacket, of a lightish 
colour, with the under part of the sleeves sewed up all 
the way, an under- jacket of blue and white striped home- 
made flannel, with stamped pewter buttons, good new 
buckskin breeches, grey stockings, good shoes, a strong 
pair of brass buckles, one of the rims of which has been 
braised near the corner, which makes it less than else- 
where, a striped flannel shirt, and a good home-spun linen 
ditto, old blue trowsers, old green jacket, and a new felt 
hat. The other named JACOB WARRINTON, born in Penn- 
sylvania, about five feet five inches high, well built, 
brown hair, no beard, and about twenty-two years of 
age; had on and took with him when he went away, a 
half -worn castor hat, black neckcloth, chocolate coloured 
cloth coat, one red flannel, one Bengal Holland, and one 
light coloured patched cloth waistcoat, snuff coloured 
velvet breeches, one fine, one home-spun linen, and one 
check shirt, a pair of half-worn blue trowsers, two pair 
of fulled stockings, two pair of worsted ditto, a new 
pair of double soaled shoes, and pinch-beck carved 
buckles. Whoever takes up said servants, and secures 
them, so that their masters may have them again, shall 
have the above reward, or FIVE POUNDS for each, and 
reasonable charges, paid by us 

EPHRAIM SHEPHERD, 
and DANIEL MULFORD. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 65, January 18, 
1773- 



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Was taken up, adrift, in the river Delaware, about the 
2Oth of December last, a small YAWL, with a white 
bottom, and red within. Whoever has lost the same, by 
applying to the subscriber, living at Egg-Harbour, prov- 
ing property, and paying charges, may have her again. 

JOSEPH DAVIS 

To be SOLD, by way of public VENDUE, at the late 
dwelling-house of John Chumard, deceased, in the | 
township of New-Hanover, and county of Burlington, 
West New-Jersey, on Thursday, the 28th day of this 



inst. January, 
viz. 



the following real and personal estate. 



THE REAL ESTATE 



A SAW-MILL, and TRACT of LAND thereunto belonging, 
containing about 800 acres of pine land and cedar swamp, 
commonly known by the name of Bard's saw-mill. 1 And 
one other saw-rryll, lately erected, within half a mile of 
the former, with about 700 acres of pine land and cedar 
swamp thereunto belonging; each of said mills are sup- 
plied with never-failing streams of water. Also several 
lots and tracts of cedar swamp and pine lands; as also a 
quantity of unappropriated West-Jersey Rights. 

PERSONAL ESTATE, consisting of a variety of cedar and 
pine boards, 7 draught horses, a pair of good working 
oxen, several cows, young cattle, sheep, hogs, green corn 
in the ground, a quantity of rye in the grain, hay, buck- 
wheat, two broad fellowed waggons, one light ditto, and 
gears suitable, feather beds and bedding, tables, chairs, 
looking-glasses, iron pots and kettles, pewter ; and a great 
variety of other houshold goods, and kitchen furniture, 
too tedious to insert. 

Attendance will be given by the subscribers, at the said 
saw-mills, on the 25th and 26th instant preceding the 

1 See N. J. Archives. XII., 667, note. 



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vendue, in order to shew, if any person or persons should 
incline to view the premises, and at the late dwelling- 
house, at the time of sale, when the conditions will be 
made known, by MARY CHUMARD, Executrix; NATHAN 

FOLWELL, JOHN BLACK, Executors. 

N. B. The Execut. of said estate desire the creditors 
to meet them at the honse of Edward Pancoast, at the 
new mills, on Friday, the 22d instant, in order for the 
adjustment of accounts. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 
2300, January 20, 1773. 

BOSTON, January 4. 

The following may be depended upon as a genuine- 
extract of the letter from Lord Dartmouth, to the 
Governor of Rhode-Island, dated Whitehall, Sept. 4, 
1772. 

"The particulars of that atrocious proceeding (re- 
ferring to the burning of the Gaspee schooner) have by 
the King's command been examined and considered with 
the greatest attention; and although there are some cir- 
cumstances attending it, in regard to the robbery and 
plunder of the vessel, which separately considered, might 
bring it within the description of an act of piracy ; yet in 
the obvious view of the whole transaction, & taking all 
the circumstances together, the offence is in the opinion 
of the law servants of the crown, who have been con- 
sulted upon that question, of a much deeper dye, and is 
considered in no other light, than as an act of high 
treason, viz. levying war against the King. 

"And in order that you may have all proper advice and 
assistance in a matter of so great importance; his Majesty 
has thought fit, with the advice of his Privy Council, to 
issue his royal Commission, under the great seal of Great- 
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New- York, New-Jersey, and the Massachusetts-Bay, 
together with the Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court 
established at Boston, to be his Majesty's Commissioners 
for enquiring into and making report to his Majesty; of 
all the circumstances relative to the attacking, plunder- 
ing and burning the Gaspee Schooner. The King trusts, 
that all persons in the colony will pay a due respect to his 
royal commission, and that the business of it will be 
carried on without molestation; at the same time the 
nature of this offence, and the great number of persons 
who appear to have been concerned in it make every pre- 
caution necessary. 

"His Majesty has therefore, for the further support in 
the execution of this duty, thought fit to direct me to 
signify his pleasure to Lieutenant General Gage, that he 
do hold himself in readiness to send troops to Rhode- 
Island, whenever he shall be called uppn by the Com- 
missioners for that purpose, in order to aid and assist the 
civil magistrate in the suppression of any riot or dis- 
turbances, and in the preservation of the public peace. I 
have only to add upon that head, that his Majesty 
depends on the care and vigilance of the civil magistrates 
of the colony, to take the proper measures for the arrest- 
ing and committing to custody, in order to their being 
brought to justice, such persons, as shall, upon proper 
information made before them, or before his Majesty's 
Commissioners, appear to have been concerned in the 
plundering and destroying the Gaspee schooner. 

"It -is his Majesty's intention in consequence of the 
advice of his privy council, that the persons concerned, 
in the burning the Gaspee schooner, and in the other 
violences which attended that daring insult, should be 
brought to England to be tried; and I am therefore to 
signify to you his Majesty's pleasure, that such of the 



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said offenders as may have been or shall be arrested and 
committed within the colony of Rhode-Island, be de- 
livered to the care and custody of Rear Admiral Mon- 
tague, or the Commander in chief of his Majesty's ships 
in North-America for the time being, or to such officers, 
as he Shall appoint to receive them; taking care that you 
do give notice to the persons accused, in order that they 
may procure such witnesses on their behalf as they shall 
judge necessary: which witnesses together with all such 
as may be proper to support the charge against them, will 
be received and sent hither with the prisoners. 

EIGHT DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber, about the I5th of July 
last, an indented Irish servant man, named MICHAEL 
WHEALON, (but has changed his name to WILLIAM 
YOUNG,) he has been working in New-Castle county, 
near Saint-Georges, and left that about two months ago, 
and said he was going down to Maryland to work; he 
is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, of a pale complexion,, 
a little pock-marked, a down look, has light sandy hair, 
and stoop's a good deal in his walk, talks much on the 
brogue, is fond of liquor, and is very impudent when 
drunk or sober; he took with him a blue cloath sailor's 
jacket, a pair of blue plush breeches, white thread stock- 
ings, a striped linnen jacket without sleeves, the stripes 
red and white, and very narrow, made very long waisted, 
a red short cloth jacket, the fore parts of which is very 
fine, the back is Bath coating, (he had got a few yards of 
white linnen at Saint Georges, in pay for his work, which 
it is likely he will offer for sale) his other cloaths uncer- 
tain : he has been in Newfoundland, and says he intends 
going there next spring, and is very apt to talk of it. 
Whoever takes up, and secures said servant, so that his- 



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master may have him again, shall receive the above re- 
ward, and if brought home, FOUR POUNDS, from 

Salem, N. Jersey, CURTIS TRENCHARD. 

January 10, 1773. 

January 20. 

TO BE SOLD or LET, 

And may be entered upon the 25th of March, 1773. 

A Valuable PLANTATION, and Tract of LAND, contain- 
ing about 190 acres, situate within the town bounds of 
Gloucester, and province of New -Jersey; on which plan- 
tation there are a convenient dwelling-house, with other 
buildings, for the accommodation of a family, a well of 
excellent water within 25 feet of the dwelling-house, a 
commodious barn, with suitable partitions for the stock, 
and a threshing-floor, a small orchard, about 27 acres of 
excellent meadow along Little Timber Creek, and up- 
wards of loo acres of wood-land. 

Its distance frojn the market of Philadelphia being but 
six miles, renders it very convenient for the farmer, in 
that he may several times a week, dispose of his produce 
on the most advantageous terms. Any person inclining 
to purchase or rent the same, may apply to the subscriber 
living in Philadelphia. WILLIAM WHARTON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, and The Weekly 
Advertiser, No. 1572, January 20, 1773. 

PURSUANT to an order of the | inferior court of com- 
mon pleas, held at Newark for the county of Essex: 
Notice is hereby given respectively, to the creditors of 
Robert Norris, an insolvent debtor, that the said creditors 
appear before Jonathan Hampton and Stephen Crane. 
Esqs. two of the Judges of the said court on Saturday 
the twentieth day of February next at two o'clock in the 
rafternoon, at the court house in Elizabeth-Town in said 



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county, to shew cause if any they have why the said 
Robert Norris should not be discharged; agreeable to an 
act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly of 
the province of New-Jersey, intitled, an "Act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors." 

The Scheme of Powles-Hook LOTTERY. 

i Prize of 300 Dollars is 300 

1 Ditto of 200 is 200 

2 Do. of 100 are 200 

3 Do. of 50 are 150 
5 Do. of 20 are 100 

10 Do. of 10 are 100 

20 Do. of 5 are 100 

740 of 2.y 2 are 1850 



782 Prizes 
2218 Blanks 



3000 Tickets at i Dollar each is 3000 

Those persons who choose to become adventurers are 
requested to apply speedily, as the lottery will certainly 
be drawn in March next. The New York Journal, and 
General Advertiser, No. 1567, January 21, 1773. 

LIST of Letters remaining in the General Post- | 
Office, New- York, January 5th, 1773. 

(M) William Morris, Shrewsbury; . . . 

(P) . . . Robert Pole, County of Monmouth; 

(S) . . . William Stewart, Second River; . . 
(W) . . . Thomas Willet, Middletown, New- 
Jersey; . . . 



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Philadelphia, January 20. | The brig Kitty, Capt. 
Fearns, who left this Port on Sunday afternoon last, 
when there was not any ice in the river, was, on Monday 
morning, so entangled in the ice, that it was with 
difficulty that she was got in along side Gloucester point 
warf. 

Bergen County, East New- Jersey, Jan. 9, 1773. 
BY virtue of a writ of fieri facias, | to me directed, 
issued out of the supreme court of the province of New- 
Jersey, I have taken in execution the goods and chattels 
of Arondt Van Hook, in my bailiwick, consisting of a 
great variety of dry goods, also sugars, molasses, 
metheglan, cyder, indian corn, buckwheat, with sundry 
other things too tedious to mention, which will be ex- 
posed to sale for cash at my dwelling-house at Sluterdam, 1 
in Bergen county, on the second day of February next, 
at eleven o'clock in the morning, and to continue from 
day to day until the whole is sold. 

JACOBUS POST, Sheriff. 

The New York Gazette, and Weekly Mercur\. 
No. 1109, January 25, 1773. 

WANTED IMMEDIATELY 

A PRESSMAN, who can produce good recommendation : 
Such an one may hear of a place, where he will have good 
wages, and a twelve month's employment, provided he 
gives Satisfaction, by applying to ISAAC COLLINS, 
Printer, in Burlington. 

ALSO, a. lively lad, about fourteen years of age, who 
can read, write, and cast up accounts, for an apprentice to 
the printing business. The Pennsylvania Packet, X<> 
66, January 25, 1773. 

1 On the east shore of the Passaic river, near the present Dundee 
darn. 



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Cumberland County, New-Jersey, January 18, 1773. 

ON Wednesday night, the 3Oth of December last, was 
STOLEN or STRAYED away from the subscriber out of the 
pasture of John Brick, in Mannington, Salem county, a 
dark iron-grey coloured gelding, 14 hands high, new 
shoes before, 9 years old last spring; he has neither brand 
nor ear-mark, his sides marked with the gears, paces, 
trots and gallops pretty well. Any person apprehending 
the thief, if stolen, and securing said horse, so that the 
subscriber may get him again, shall have EIGHT DOLLARS 
reward, and for the horse only TWENTY SHILLINGS, with 
all reasonable charges, paid by 

Dr. ELIJAH BOWEN, junior. 

NEW- YORK, January 18. 

The SPEECH of his Excellency WILLIAM TRYON, Esq; 
Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over 
the Colony of New- York, and the Territories depend- 
ing thereon in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral 
of the same; to the Council and General Assembly of 
the said Colony, on Wednesday, the 6th of January^ 
1773- 

Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General 
Assembly, 

The General Assembly of New-Jersey having lately 
passed an Act similar to your own, for Ascertaining the 
Boundary between the two Governments, and securing 
certain Borderers in the quiet Possession of their Settle- 
ments; and as I am informed the King's Commission, 
and the Proceedings had thereon, will be very speedily 
transmitted to his Majesty, I entertain the warmest Ex- 
pectations that the Royal Decision in the Case will 
Shortly be obtained. The Particulars appear to me to be 

27 



41 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS, 

so interesting to the Peace and Prosperity of the 
Country, that I could not avoid urging to you their 
Importance. 

Fort George, New-York, WM. TRYON. 

6th January, 1773. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 314, January 
16, 1773. 

To his Excellency WILLIAM TRYON, Esq; Captain 
General and Governor in Chief, in and over the Colony 
of New-York, and the Territories depending thereon 
in America, Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the same, 

The humble ADDRESS of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the 
said Colony. 
May it please your Excellency, 

The Assurances your Excellency has given us that the 
General Assembly of New-Jersey has passed a similar 
Law to our own, for ascertaining the Boundary between 
the two Governments, and securing the Inhabitants on 
the Borders in the quiet Possession of their Settlements, 
are highly satisfactory to us ; and when the King's Com- 
mission, and the Proceedings thereon, shall be transmitted 
to his Majesty, we have the fullest Confidence that your 
Excellency will give your utmost Assistance towards 
obtaining the Royal Decision. . . . 

By Order of the General Assembly, 

JOHN CRUGER, Speaker. 
Assembly Chamber, City of 
New-York, Jan. 9, 1773. 



LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office at 
PHILADELPHIA, January 5, 1773. 



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C. Thomas Clarke, Thomas Carney, Salem 

County. 

F. Rev. William Frazer, 1 Amwell, New- 

Jersey. 

M. . . . John Middleton, Haddonfield. 
W. . . . Mary White, Mount-holly; Henry 
Waggoner, New-Jersey. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2301, January 27, 
1773- 



PHILADELPHIA. 



On Friday night last a fire broke out 
in the house of Mr. John Hyer, tavern-keeper, at the sign 
of Hudibrass, in Princeton, which, together with all the 
furniture therein, was entirely consumed. 

We hear from Burlington, that on Saturday the i6th 
inst, his Excellency Governor FRANKLIN was pleased to 
appoint THOMAS POWELL, Esq; Recorder. 

DELAWARE LOTTERY, 

FOR the SALE of LANDS, belonging to the EARL OF 
STIRLING, in the Provinces of New- York and New- 
Jersey. 

The Public may be assured, that this Lottery will be 
drawn in the month of May next. 

Tickets to be had as usual ; no money required until the 
drawing of the Lottery. Orders for tickets, left at the 
Custom-House, at the London Coffee-House, or with Mr. 
John Maxwell Nesbit, Merchant, in Front-street, Phila- 
delphia, will be duly forwarded. 

A RECAPITULATION OF THE PRIZES. 

No. of Prizes. Value of each Prize. Total, 

i of 6100 o o is 6100 o o 

i - 3400 o o is 3400 o o 

i - - - - loco o o is looo o o 



1 For a sketch of the Rev. William FYazer, see N. J. Archives, XXVI.. 
213-216, note. 



420 



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[1773 



855 12 o is 
684 16 o is 



894 Land Prizes 
1518 Cash, do at 5 each 
i Do. to Balance 



2413 Prizes, 
9862 Blanks 



855 12 O 

684 16 o 

41506 7 6 

7590 o o 

3 12 6 

49100 o o 



12275 Tickets, at 4 New York Cur- 
rency, or 465. Sterling or 10 Dol- 
lars each, is, 49100 o o 

The large scheme, containing all the particulars, may be 
seen at any of the places above mentioned. 



Jan. 27. 



TO BE SOLD, or LET, 



A Valuable PLANTATION, pleasantly situated on the 
North side of Neshaminy creek, adjoining Mr. Thomas 
Clifford's plantation, which bounds on Delaware river; 
containing about 220 acres, 90 whereof are cleared, 
divided into four fields, and in good fence, 12 acres of 
bank meadow, and 20 or 30 acres of swamp meadow may 
be made : . the situation is very good for fishing 

and fowling, and it affords an exceeding pleasant pros- 
pect of Delaware river and the Jersey's, it is three miles 
from the famous Bristol Bath, and seventeen from Phila- 
delphia. . . . Credit for two-thirds of the purchase 
money, and an indisputable title will be given by 
GUNNING BEDFORD, in Lombard-street, Philadelphia. 

N. B. There is plenty of mud very handy for 
manuring. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1573, 
January 27, 1773. 



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HARTFORD, Dec. 29. 

We hear from Albany that five of the prisoners, con- 
fined in gaol in that place, for counterfeiting New-York 
and New-Jersey money, have had their trial, been found 
guilty, and received sentence of death. The New York 
Journal and General Advertiser, No. 1569, January 28, 

1773- 

SCHEME OF a LOTTERY, 

For disposing of a House and Lot of Ground &c. now 

in the Possession of William Elsworth. 
The Lottery consists of 1900 Tickets, viz. 
i, A house and Lot in Queen-street 
near Burling's-Slip, New- York, 
valued by sworn appraisers, at 
.1400, and now rents for .70 per 
an. and the taxes, 1400 o o 

i, A house and lot of two acres in the 
town of Norwhich, New-London 
county in Connecticut, - 50 o o 

29 Prizes of plate, furniture &c. the 
highest of which is 20 the lowest 
i. 8. amounting in the whole to 198 10 o 
421 Cash prizes, at 303. each is 631 10 o 



452 Prizes 
1448 Blanks 2280 o o 



1900 Tickets, at 245. each, is 2280 o o 

A blank deed is already made for the house, and the 
adventurers may be assured that the fortunate number 
which shall draw that and the lot of ground, shall be put 
into possession as soon as the lottery is drawn, which will 
be in a short time when the fortunate numbers will be 
printed in hand-bills, and the prizes punctually paid, 
subject to no deduction. WILLIAM ELSWORTH. 



422 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

Some of the tickets yet remaining unsold, may be had 
of Mr. Dine Elsworth, at Powles-Hook where the 
Lottery is to be drawn. The New York Journal, No. 
1569, January 28, 1773. 

To be sold at private sale, 

A Plantation in the township of Middletown, con- 
taining about 240 acres, joining the north river 
of Shrewsbury ; it has almost every conveniency a person 
can wish for to render it pleasant and healthy; the house 
faces a pleasant river, where boats pass to and from New- 
York; a good landing at the door, which makes it very 
pleasant for water business; oysters and clams in plenty, 
within 50 yards of the door, of the very best kind; there 
is also a fine shore for set nets, where fish is taken in 
abundance, such as bas, perch, and flounders. The land 
is well noted for wheat and grass, and has a living brook 
or spring in every field; a plenty of salt meadow for the 
place, in extraordinary good repair; two tolerable apple 
orchards, and a fine young nursery of grafted fruit, 
almost fit to set out; plenty of fine peaches, plumbs, &c. 
a very fine garden, with a great variety of pears. The 
finest place for fowling in the fall and winter on said 
river, and that close by the door; in short, nature has 
been lavish in furnishing it with conveniences to render it 
agreeable and healthy; the house, out-houses, barn, &c. 
all in good order. For particulars, enquire of Thomas 
Crowell, on the premises. 

PHILADELPHIA, February i. 

Extract of a letter from Princeton, New-Jersey, dated \ 
January 23, 1773. 

"Yesterday morning between three and four o'clock, 
I was awakened by the cry of fire : I immediately arose, 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 423 

and having dressed myself, hastened out and enquired 
where the fire was ; I was informed it was at the house of 
Mr. Jacob Hyer, at the sign of Hudibrass : I ran 
immediately to the place, and found the north-east corner 
in flames without, also the garret within. The College 
fire engine and buckets being brought, all possible means 
were used to extinguish the flames, but to no purpose; 
the fire burned till seven o'clock, when the whole house 
was laid in ashes. Mr. Hyer lost all his winter pro- 
visions, beds and other furniture. By the carefulness of 
the students Mr. Patterson's house was saved, although 
adjoining; the roof catched several times, and was put 
out as often by the help of the fire engine : The students 
upon this occasion behaved with a becoming boldness 
which does them honour. Mr. Hyer's kitchen, shop, &c. 
were also saved by pulling down the entry that leads from 
the kitchen to the house. The fire is supposed to have 
been occasioned by the carelessness of a negro wench, 
who left a candle burning when she went to bed, which 
fell down and catched the floor, and having burnt a hole 
through, communicated it to the laths between the ceiling 
and the floor. 'Tis to be hoped this accident will cause 
people to be careful in putting out their candles before 
they go to sleep." The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 67, 
February i, 1773. 

To be SOLD, A Valuable tract of LAND (free from 
quit rent) containing upwards of 5000 acres, situate in 
the township of Newton, in the county of Sussex, in the 
eastern division of New-Jersey, -within half a mile of the 
Court-house, where there are at a small settlement, 
several tradesmen, two taverns and two stores, which 
always make a market for all kinds of country produce. 
It is also situated nearly in the center, between the 
Andover, Sharpsborough and Hibernia iron works, not 



424 NE\V JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

more than six Or eight miles distant from each, where 
good prices are always given for every kind of grain, as 
well as for beef, pork, butter, &c. This tract is as healthy 
as any in the country, and is extremely proper for raising 
the above commodities, particularly beef, pork and butter, 
as it containes a considerable quantity of improved 
meadow, (which produces near two tons of good 
Timothy hay, to an acre) besides a thousand acres of 
wild or natural meadow, great part of which may be 
drained, and be as good for hay as that already improved, 
and probably will grow hemp or corn, as successfully as 
other meadows of the same soil, in the county of Morris, 
which have been improved to great advantage. 

Besides the meadows above mentioned, it contains a 
considerable quantity of good swamp, which may be 
easily cleared and brought into grass; so that upon the 
whole there are few (if any) lands in that part of the 
country better calculated for raising stock. The ad- 
vantages of raising hogs thereon are also very consider- 
ableable, on account of the great quantity of oak timber 
and acorns on it and many thousand acres of unimproved 
land, contiguous thereto afford, where they may be 
fattened with little or no expense to the ow r ner. 

About thirty families are already settled on this tract, 
whose leases will expire in three years; their respective 
farms are generally in good fence and repair, and on 
each a young thriving orchard, just beginning to bear, 
so that in a few years it will exceed any part of the 
country for cyder. 

It is distant from Elizabeth-Town about 55 miles, and 
the same distance from Brunswick, to which places, as 
there are public roads, the produce may be easily trans- 
ported by land carriage, and the markets there are 
generally as high as at New York ; besides these there are 
several public roads leading through the tract, viz. One 



773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 425 

from New York to Pennsylvania; one from Philadelphia 
to Esopus, Albany, and to Sir William Johnson's, and 
another leading from Philadelphia to Goshen, the North- 
river &c. 

For farther information apply to Abraham Lott, Esq; 
Treasurer, or Henry L. Kelly, in New York; Elias 
Boudenott, Esq; in Elizabeth-Town; Mr. Thomas 
Millidge, Surveyor in Hanover, Morris County; Thomas 
Anderson, Esq; near the premises, who will show the 
improvements, or to the owner in London, by whom a 
clear and indisputable title will be given, 

WILLIAM KELLY. 

Who has also to dispose of (enquire as above,) the 
following tracts of land and houses, viz. 

ONE TRACT of 500 acres at Canoebrook, in the county 
of Essex, New-Jersey; its situation pleasant, not more 
than 10 miles from Elizabeth-Town, and the soil ex- 
tremely fertile. 

ONE Do. of 500 acres, at Turkey in the same county 
and province; the quality of the land is unexceptionable, 
and its situation very encouraging to any desirous of 
purchasing. 

Two HOUSES and lots of ground in Elizabeth-Town, 
very elegantly situated for country seats. 



TO BE SOLD, 

A Pleasant seat for a gentleman, farmer, or grazier, 
now in the occupation of Doctor Peterson, two miles 
from Elizabeth-Town church, on the north side of the 
post-road to Philadelphia: On it there is a well built 
brick and stone house 53 by 32 feet, two stories high, nine 
rooms, all well finished and painted, a cellar under the 
whole, large kitchen, milk room, and out buildings, a 



426 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

large barn, stable, orchard, garden, of all sorts of fruit 
trees; fine meadows; the land is excellent for grass hay 
and grain, with any quantity of land from 10 acres to 
150, or more. Long credit will be given by the owner. 

JONATHAN HAMPTON. 

P. S. Also sundry farms to sell in Essex, Morris, and 
Sussex, on good terms. 

To be sold at public VENDUE, 

On the premises, on Tuesday the I3th day of April next, | 
A HOUSE and LOT of LAND | situate in Bound-Brook 
in the country of Somerset, and province of East New- 
Jersey, and now in the occupation of Josiah Stanbury, 
tavern-keeper in which way it has been occupied for 
several years; it has also been formerly occupied by a 
merchant, and would suit either merchant, lawyer, doc- 
tor, tavern-keeper, or tradesman. The lot contains about 
41-2 acres of excellent meadow, and is so well known as 
to need no further description. . . . The conditions 
of the Vendue will be made known on the premises at the 
time of sale, by the subscriber, who will give an indis- 
putable title for the same. 

WILLIAM H ADDON. 

P. S. Any person inclining to purchase the above at 
private sale before the day of vendue, may know the 
terms by applying to the subscriber at Elizabeth-Town. 

NEW-YORK, February 8. 

Saturday last his Excellency our Governor gave his 
Assent to the following Bills passed this Session, viz. 

An Act to facilitate the Return of his Majesty's Com- 
mission under the Great Seal of Great-Britain, and the 
Proceedings thereon, for settling the Boundary Line 
between this Colony and New-Jersey. 



1/73] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 42/ 

The Sloop Betsey, Capt. Culman, sailed from hence for 
Madeira, the $oth. ult. but the Wind coming contrary in 
the Night, she put back again, and in coming in run on 
the Point of the Hook, where she now lies, and 'tis feared 
ivill receive some Damage. The New York Gazette and 
Weekly Mercury, No. mi, February 8, 1773. 

Trenton, Feb. 5, 1773. 

THE subscribers, together with two-thirds in value of 
the creditors, having petitioned the inferior court of 
common pleas of the county of Hunterdon, for the benefit 
of a late act of insolvency of the province of New-Jersey : 
And being willing to comply in all things with the direc- 
tions of the said act of Assembly, it is ordered that Tues- 
day the sixteenth day of March next be appointed for 
their creditors to appear at the Court-house in Trenton, 
within the county of Hunterdon, before William Clayton 
and Micajah How, Esquires, two of his Majesty's judges 
for the county aforesaid, to shew cause, if any they have, 
why an assignment of the estates of the said debtors may 
not be made for the use of the creditors, and their bodies 
discharged from confinement, agreeable to the said act of 
assembly. WILLIAM DAVISON, junior, 

SAMUEL COXE. 

' ( January 27, 1773. 
THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

STOLEN from the subscriber, last night, one great coat 
of a lead colour, two tight bodied coats, one of them blue 
thick cloth, the other thin, of a purple colour; three vests,, 
one of them with slash sleeves, with four buttons on a 
sleeve, the other is lapelled, with mohair buttons, both 
nearly of a claret colour, and the third is lincey woolsey, 
double breasted, of a reddish colour; one castor hat; a 
pair of leather breeches, with metal buttons; a pair of 



428 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

sail stockings, and a pair of blue and white mittins. The 
thief is a middle sized man, called HENRY JONES, but it 
is expected he has altered his name; he has short black 
hair, is about forty years of age, and had on when he 
went away a brown thick cloth jacket, a pair of red 
trowsers, the straps of his shoes were turned under and 
tied with strings, but it is probable he has changed his 
cloaths. Whoever secures said thief in any of his 
Majesty's gaols, so that he may be brought to justice, 
shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by me 

DAVID GILLMON, living near Roads Town, 

in Cumberland County, Wesl- Jersey. 
The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 68, February 8. 
1773- 

CAME to Greenwich-point Ferry, opposite Gloucester, 
the first of December last, a small BAY MARE, shod before, 
black mane and tail, a blemish in her off eye. The owner 
is desired to come and prove his property, pay charges, 
and take her away, or she will be sold at public vendue 
in three weeks after the loth day of February, 1773. 

RICHARD RENSHAW. 

WOOD AND HUDSON-, | OF MOUNT-HOLLY, 

CLOCK-MAKERS, | 

BEG Leave to acquaint the Public, that they make all 
Kinds of CLOCKS, in as neat a Manner as any imported 
from England, also clean and repair all Sorts of CLOCKS 
and WATCHES. Any Person inclining to employ them, 
may depend on their Work being well done, and at a 
reasonable Rate. A good Workman, in the Clock-way, 
may meet with Encouragement, by applying to them. 

Gloucester County, New- Jersey, February 9, 1773. 
RUN away, on the 27th day of last month, from the 



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subscriber, living in Newtown township, and county 
aforesaid, a Dutch servant girl, named CAROLINA DE POOL, 
aged about 23 years, came from Rotterdam last fall; she 
is a 'short chunkey body, one shoulder is a little higher 
than the other, hath light coloured hair, a large humped 
nose, and a hardy bold look ; had on, when she went away, 
a round ear'd cap, blue stamped handkerchief, and new 
dark coloured short gown, an old Dutch upper petticoat, 
striped, of a dirty colour, blue stockings, English shoes, 
and carved buckles in them. Whoever takes up said ser- 
vant, and brings her home to her master, shall have 
THIRTY-SHILLINGS reward, and reasonable charges, paid 

by Joseph Kaighin. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2303, February 
10, 1773. 

Philadelphia. Extract of a Letter from Cumberland, 
West New-Jersey, Feb. 6. | "On the twentieth of January, 
1773, it was so warm that the bees swarmed and were 
hived, the like was never known here." The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1575, February 10, 1773. 

TO the PUBLIC 

WHEREAS I purpose, if the Lord will, on or about the 
loth, of March next, to set out on a tour through the 
sothern provinces, viz. Maryland, Virginia, North and 
South-Carolina, and Georgia, and so return home 
through the back settlements, in order to try to collect 
some debts of my own, and some for my neighbours : 
Therefore any person having any affairs in those parts 
that I can transact for them, and applying to me in time,. 
I will undertake on reasonable terms, and use my best 
endeavours to serve the mfaithfully. 

JOHN MOORES. 
Woodbridge, Rahway, East New-Jersey, loth. Feb. 1773. 



43 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

TO be sold at public VENDUE, 

On the 2 1 st. day of April next, on the premises, un- 
less sold at private sale before, 

A Dwelling-house and small farm of about 55 acres, 
situate at Paquanack, in Morris county, in the province of 
New- Jersey, formerly belonging to Lewis Stewart, and 
now in his possession; there is a good barn, orchard, and 
a quantity of meadow-land on the premises, and more 
can be made at a small expence. Its situation is on a 
public road, and very advantageous for a tavern-keeper, 
merchant, or tradesman. And also to be sold at private 
sale only, another tract of valuable woodland, containing 
about 70 acres, within about two miles of Morris-Town, 
that formerly belonged to the said Lewis Stewart. An 
indisputable title will be given to the purchasers of either 
farms, by the subscribers. . . . The terms may be 
known by enquiring of Benjamin Kissam, Esq; attorney 
at law, at New-York, or the subscribers at Stratford, in 

Connecticut. 

ELIZABETH VAN DYCK. 

HENRY VAN DYCK. 

To be SOLD, 

A Plantation lying in the township of Mendom, in the 
County of Morris, containing about 200 acres, well 
situated for a tradesman, or any public business; there is 
on it a dwelling-house and out houses, also a young 
orchard; a considerable part of the land is well cleared, 
and some acres of it in good meadow, and more may be 
easily made, as there are several acres of excellent swamp 
in this tract. ALSO TO BE SOLD, three dwelling-houses 
and lots of land, lying near the center of Elizabeth-Town, 
which lots are a part of the lot known by the name of the 
White House Lot; the houses are two stories high, well 
finished, and in a good stand for business. Any person 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 431 

inclining to purchase the above plantation or either of the 
houses and lots of land may know the terms by applying 
to William B. Jelf, or to John Chetwood, Esq; in 
Elizabeth-Town, by whom a title will be given to the 
purchaser or purchasers. The executors have also to 
dispose of the frame of a house two stories high, about 
thirty two by thirty, with the window frames and sashes; 
this frame is exceedingly well timber'd, should any person 
incline to purchase, they may have a good bargain. 
Those who have any demands against the estate of Joseph 
Jelf, deceased, are desired to bring or send in the same to 
the subscribers ; and those indebted, are requested to mal^e 
immediate payment that the executors may be enabled to 
settle the estate as soon as possible. 

WILLIAM B. JELF, 
JOHN CHETWOOD, 

Executors. 

To BE LETT, 

THE dwelling-house wherein Capt. Nathaniel Heard 
now lives, in the township of Woodbridge, county of 
Middlesex, and province of East New-Jersey, with about 
50 or 60 acres of land : It has been kept as a tavern for 
about 50 or 60 years. There is two good barns, a good 
stable and sundry out houses, with a good bearing 
orchard, and two hundred and fifty bearing apple trees, 
and a number of other fruit trees, and a quantity of good 
meadow ground. Whoever inclines to rent the same, 
may apply to the subscriber living on the premises. 

NATHANIEL HEARD. 

NEW-YORK, February 15. 

Two FIFTY POUND Purses will be run for over the 
Course at Powles-Hook, the first of June, the Particulars 
of which will soon appear in this Paper. 



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[1773 



To BE SOLD, | The following houses and lots of ground 
in this city, j Enquire of William and Abraham Beek- 



man. 



Also to be sold 112 acres of land at Cranberry in New- 
Jersey about 50 of which is cleared, the remainder wood- 
land, on which is a good house two stories high, a store 
house, and several out-houses, being a good stand for 
business, a store having been kept there for many years. 
The house is situate on the publick road, midway between 
this city and Philadelphia, where the stage waggon passes 
through every week. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas of the county of Middlesex, notice is hereby given 
to all the creditors of Davidson Hartshorn, an insolvent 
debtor, to shew cause (if any they have) on Friday the 
1 9th day of February inst. at two o'clock in the afternoon, 
at the house of Elijah Dunham, inkeeper, in Perth 
Amboy, before Stephen Skinner, and Jonathan French, 
Esqrs, two of the judges of said county, why an assign- 
ment of said debtor's estate should not be made, and he 
thereupon be discharged, agreeable to the direction of a 
late act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly 
of the province of New-Jersey, entitled, "An act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors. The New York Gazette and 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1112, February 15, 1773. 

TO BE SOLD 

A Certain LOT, or piece of pasture Ground, situate in 
the Northern Liberties of the city of Philadelphia, near 
Spring Garden; containing six acres. Also a Lot of 
ground, situate on the south-side of Chestnut-street, 
between Sixth and Seventh-streets; containing in breadth 
twenty- four feet, and extending in depth, about two 



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hundred and thirty-five feet, to a certain forty feet street, 
called George Street. Any person inclining to purchase, 
will please to apply to BENJAMIN DAVIDS, at the corner 
of Second and Arch-streets, or to the subscriber in 
Burlington. JAMES SMITH, junior. 

To BE SOLD BY PUBLIC VENDUE, | On Saturday the 
sixth Day of March next, at six o'clock | in the evening, 
at the London Coffee-house (if not | sold before by pri- 
vate sale) 

The following tracts of land, belonging to the estate of | 
JOHN VINING, deceased. 

A Tract of Land situate in Salem county, in the 
province of West New-Jersey, adjoining the town of 
Salem, and extending two miles on a navigable creek, 
which ebbs and flows near six feet : This tract is accom- 
modated with several good landings on said creek, distant 
about thirty miles from Philadelphia, and four from a 
Glass-house, where several German families are settled. 
The whole tract contains 1722 acres, whereof 170 are 
banked and meadow, producing fine grass; 176 are marsh, 
which may at a small expence be banked and converted 
into excellent meadow for grass or hemp; 1081 acres are 
upland, remarkably well timbered; 81 acres are white oak 
swamp, of a most luxuriant soil; and the remaining 295 
acres are cleared : On which are erected a large two 
story brick messuage, two brick kitchens, and a large 
frame barn, besides several other out houses. The whole 
of this land is perhaps equal to any in East or West 
Jersey, as well in the fertility of the soil, as the value of 
the timber; and may be conveniently divided into several 
excellent farms, both for cultivation and grazing, with a 
sufficient quantity of meadow arable, and woodland to 
each farm. 

Also a tract, containing about 500 acres of woodland, 

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[1773 



contiguous to the above-described tract. The titles are 
indisputable, and the lands clear of quitrent. Any person 
inclining to purchase the whole, or any part of the above- 
described lands, before the day of sale above-mentioned, 
may know the terms by applying to the subscribers, 
executors of the testament and last will of John Vining 
aforesaid. 

BENJAMIN CHEW, 
CHARLES RIDGELY, or 
BENJAMIN WYNKOOP. 

Cranberry Town, Jan. 2gfh, 1773. 

To be SOLD by PUBLIC VENDUE, | In CRANBERRY 
TOWN, on Saturday the 2Oth day of | March next, at 
Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon; 

THE NOTED GRIST MILLS in said town, has two pair 
of Stones, four Boulting Cloths, three of them goes by 
water, all in good repair; two small frame Houses, a 
Stable, and about three acres of excellent English meadow 
adjoining said Mills, also a lot of Meadow laying along 
Phinolipine Brook, containing about twenty acres under 
good fence. The Mills lie on a good stream and are well 
situated for country or merchant work, or for a Store, 
being on the Stage-Road to New- York, in the county of 
Middlesex, and province of New-Jersey, within twenty 
miles of Borden-Town, and eleven of South-River land- 
ing, in a healthy and good Wheat country; from the 
convenience of the situation, the miller or merchant may 
send his produce to, or receive goods from Philadelphia 
or New- York at a small expence. There will be a good 
title made to the purchaser, and conditions made known 
at the time of sale, by 

JOHN REYNOLDS. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 69, February 15, 
1773- 



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JACOB HYER, 

INFORMS the public, that he has opened a Tavern in 
Princeton, in the large yellow house opposite the college, 
at the corner of the Somerset road, where he hopes that 
all persons who were good enough to favour him with 
their custom during his residence in the house lately burnt 
down at the sign of Hudibrass, will continue to call upon 
him, and where all gentlemen and travellers may depend 
upon good entertainment. They will take notice that he 
has removed the old sign to the house where he now lives. 

February n, 1773. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 318, February 
15, 1773- 

PHILADELPHIA, February 17. | From Burlington 
County we are informed, that last Week Mr. SOLOMON 
WATKINS was married to Mrs. MARGARET KIRKBOWER; 
their Ages put together make 180. 

TO BE SOLD, 

A TRACT of 300 ACRES of LAND, situate on the main 
branch of Alloway's creek, one branch running through 
said land, there is a house, and a small improvement, on 
said land, the remainder swamp and woodland, well tim- 
bered, a considerable quantity of good meadow may be 
made at a small expence; there is a large quantity of 
timber on the land, especially white-oak, thought to be 
the best in the county, and supposed to be sufficient to 
make one hundred thousand staves and upwards, a large 
quantity of good sawing timber, and a good seat and 
stream for a saw mill, about 3 miles, or less, to a landing 
on said creek, where shallops constantly ply, and a small 
distance from one or two saw-mills; the land is good for 
wheat or other grain. 

Likewise to be LETT, for a term of years, a GRIST-MILL, 



436 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

with two pair of stones, and 3 bolts, with two water- 
wheels, situate on Alloway's creek, a little above the tide, 
and about a mile from the landing, having a good custom 
of country work, and well situated for carrying on the 
merchant work in an extensive manner, having the 
advantage of purchasing the best of wheat in the neigh- 
bourhood, and of transporting the flour to market easy, 
with a small expence. Likewise to be lett with it, if the 
tenant chuses, a good SAW-MILL, adjoining the grist-mill. 
For further information, and for terms, apply to the sub- 
scriber, at Alloway's creek, in the county of Salem, West 
New-Jersey. 

JOHN HOLME. 

To BE SOLD, 

A PLANTATION, containing 479 acres, lying on Dela- 
ware, in Amwell, Hunterdon county, Fest New- Jersey, 
20 miles from Trenton, and 34 from Philadelphia, 260 
acres cleared, an'd in good fence; there is on said planta- 
tion, a good dwelling-house, barn, and a good young 
orchard. For further particulars, apply to the subscriber, 
living on Biles's Island, two miles below Trenton. 

ASHER MOTT. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2304, February 
i?> 1773- 

A LIST of the NUMBERS that came up PRIZES in the NEW- 
BRUNSWICK CHRIST'S | CHURCH LOTTERY, January 16, 
I773- I 

Those Numbers that have no Sums against them, are 
Prises of FOUR DOLLARS each: 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1576, February 
i?> 1773- 



I 773l NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 437 

PURSUANT to an Order of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, held at Monmouth, in the County of Free- 
hold: Notice is hereby given, to the respective Creditors 
of Nathaniel Sayre, John Robens, jun. and George West, 
Insolvent Debtors, now confined for Debt in the Gaol of 
the County of Monmouth, that the said Creditors appear 
before John Anderson, John Taylor, or James Lawrence, 
Esqrs, or any two of them, Judges of said Court, on 
Monday the i$th of March next, at two o' Clock in the 
Afternoon, at the Court House in Monmouth aforesaid, 
to shew Cause why the said Persons should not be dis- 
charged from their Imprisonment; agreeable to the Direc- 
tions of a late Act of the Governor, Council and General 
Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, intitled, "An 
Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors." The New 
York Journal, and General Advertiser, No. 1572, Feb- 
ruary 1 8, 1773. 

POWLES-HOOK RACE. 

TO be run for at Powles-Hook, on Monday the last 
day of May next, a purse of FIFTY POUNDS, free for any 
horse, mare, or gelding, full bloods excepted, carrying 
weight for age and blood, as follows, viz. Four years, 
half blood, 7 stone; three quarters, 7 stone, 6 pounds. 
Five years, half blood, 7 stone 12 pounds; three quarter 
do. 8 stone 5 pounds. Six years old, half blood, 8 stone, 
10 pounds; three quarter do. 9 stone 3 pounds. Aged, 
half blood, 9 stone 6 pounds; aged, three quarter do. 9 
stone 6 pounds; aged, three quarter do. 9 stone 13 
pounds. Auctioneer, the late property of Mr. Waters, 
and Steady, the late property of Mr. Cornell, to carry 10 
stone 6 pounds. 

Not less than three reputed running horses to run for 
the above purse, and certificates to be produced from the 
breeders, or such as the judges will approve of. All 



438 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

horses to be shewed and enter'd the day before running at 
the stand, paying entrance 2!. los. or double at the post. 

N. B. To prevent disputes, no particle of blood be- 
tween each quarter to be taken notice of, and if bad 
weather the races will be postponed 'till good. No owners 
of horses to start more than one horse, or to be concerned 
in any confederacy. 

The second day a purse of FIFTY POUNDS, free only for 
three and four years old, weights to be in the next Mon- 
day's paper; and a purse of FIFTY POUNDS in the fall. 
If any horses be sent before the race, they can have stands 
free, and grooms kept at the lowest rate. If any disputes 
arise, to be determined by the judges. The New York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 1113, February 22, 

1773- 

FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

GONE from his BAIL, living in Bordentown, Burlington 
County, a certain* man, named JOHN DUN; had on, when 
he went away, a pair of knit breeches, a Wilton coat, and 
took with him two beaver hats, one of them new, the\ 
other half worn; he has a bluff full face, sandy hair, which 
curls pretty much, and is marked with the small-pox; is 
a Carpenter by trade; it is thought that he is gone to 
New-York, and that he will try to go to some of the 
West-India Islands. Whoever takes up the said fellow, 
and secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that he 
may be brought to justice, shall have the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, paid by 

Feb. 19, 1773. JOSEPH MILNOR, junior. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2305, February 
24, 1773- 

JAMES RIVINGTON, [ BOOKSELLER, PRINTER, and STA- 
TIONER, In NEW-YORK. PROPOSES to publish a weekly 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 439 

NEWS-PAPER, every Thursday, differing materially in its 
plan from most others' now extant: He has been 
honoured with encouragement from the first personages 
in this country, and now begs leave to sollicit the public 
patronage in behalf of RIVINGTON'S NEW-YORK 
GAZATEER; | OR, THE CONNECTICUT, NEW-JERSEY, HUD- 
SON'S LIVER AND QUEBEC, WEEKLY ADVERTISER. | 

He will communicate the most important events, 
foreign and domestic; the mercantile interest in arrivals, 
departures and prices current, at home and abroad, will 
be very vigilantly attended to. The state of learning shall 
be constantly reported; the best modern essays, and every 
laudable production from Helicon, inserted; the new 
inventions in arts and sciences, mechanics and manufac- 
tures, agriculture and natural history, together with a 
regular journal of the proceedings in Parliament, and the 
speeches, which are frequently characteristic of the 
orator, in and out of administration, shall be constantly 
inserted; a review of new-books will be included, with 
extracts from every deserving performance, each crafty 
attempt with cozening title, from the garrets of GRUB- 
STREET, shall be proscribed. In short, every particular 
that may contribute to the improvement, information and 
entertainment of the public, shall be constantly conveyed 
through the channel of the NEW-YORK Gazetteer. Under 
these pretensions he will venture on this periodical busi- 
ness. All his humble labours shall be exerted to merit 
that beneficence which has been already very graciously 
and liberally bestowed upon his proposal, and the most 
perfect integrity and candour shall govern him in the 
conduct of this difficult enterprize. 

The first number, shall make its appearance when the 
season will permit the several Post-Riders to perform 
their stages regularly. 

Subscriptions are received by Mr. Nicholas Brooks, 



44 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 773 

near the Coffee-House in Philadelphia. . The utmost care 
shall be taken to send the papers regularly. The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1577, February 24, 1773. 

ANDOVER PIG-METAL, 

TO be sold by the subscriber, at Elizabeth-Town. 
Gentlemen in New- York may be supplied with 
any quantity, on giving the shortest notice to 

JOHN BLANCHARD. 

Supplement to the New York Gazette, and The 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1114, March i, 1773. 

New- Jersey, ) BY order of the judges of the 

Somerset County. ) court of common pleas of said 

county, Notice is hereby given to all the creditors of 
Elijah Peniton, and Andrew Tone, two insolvent debtors, 
to shew cause (if any they have) before Walter Living- 
stone, and Peter Schenck, Esquires, or any two judges 
of said county, on Saturday the 27th day of March inst. 
at Millstone court house, why an assignment of the said 
debtors estates should not be made to assignees, for the 
use of the creditors, and they be discharged from their 
confinement, agreeable to an act of the general assembly 
of said province, made for the relief of said debtors. 

TO be SOLD, (And entered the first of May next) | 
THE dwelling-house in which the subscriber lately 
lived, at Elizabeth-Town in the province of New-Jersey; 
there are seven rooms with fire-places, on the lower floor, 
and three rooms on the upper. The lot contains about 
three quarters of an acre of land on which is a large gar- 
den well stocked with the best of fruit trees and a good 
asparagus bed. There is on the premises a good stable, 
chaise-house, wash-house, &c. The whole very con- 
venient for any person intending to take in boarders. 



J 773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 44! 

Long payments will be allowed, and an indisputable title 
given. For terms of sale, enquire of Mr. Lewis Pintard, 
merchant in New- York, or the subscriber, near the above 
premises. 

ELIAS BOUDINOT. 

To be sold at private sale, ON very reasonable terms, 
the large convenient and well-situated dwelling-house of 
the subscriber, living near the center of the town of 
Newark, in the county of Essex, on the main road leading 
from Powles-Hook to Philadelphia, and near the court- 
house, where all the public business is transacted, to- 
gether zvith seven acres of excellent land; being noted as 
a public house for many years past. The house is two 
stories high, zvith an entry thro' the whole, having proper 
and convenient rooms; with two good cellars; a large 
convenient kitchen, with a large dining-room of twenty 
two by thirty three feet; adjoining the same. Also a fine 
large kitchen garden, containing three fourths of an acre, 
a fine large new stable of twenty two by forty feet, with 
proper stables for horses, and a large loft above, sufficient 
to contain seven tons of hay, with a good barn adjoining 
thereto, also a large shed of forty feet in length, with 
sundry other conveniences. 

Any person inclining to purchase may apply to the sub- 
scriber, living on the premises, who will give an indis- 
putable title for the same. 

JAMES BANKS. 1 

The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
1114, March I, 1773. 



TO BE SOLD BY 



JOHN DUNLAP, | A FEW COPIES OF THE 



CONDUCTOR GENERALIS: 



OR, THE OFFICE, DUTY AND 

1 James Banks kept tavern for some years in Newark, on the west 
side of Broad street, between the present Branford and William 
streets. 



44 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

AUTHORITY | OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, HIGH- 

SHERIFFS, UNDER-SHERIFFS, CORONERS, | CONSTABLES, 
GAOLERS, 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 subjects, as far as they extend and 
can be adapted to these American colonies. By JAMES 
PARKER, One of his Majesty's Justices of the j 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 pro\per matter under those titles. 

TO WHICH IS ADDED, 

A Treatise on the Law of Descents in Fee-Simple : j 
By WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Esq; Barrister at Law, | 
Vinerian Professor of the Laws of ENGLAND: With | 
several choice ma*xims in Law, &C. 1 The Pennsylvania 
Packet, No. 71, March i, 1773. 

PROPOSALS for Printing, by SUBSCRIPTION, 

THE WORKS of FLAVius JOSEPHUS, in four vols. large 
octavo, at the moderate price of Seven Shillings each vol. 
Pennsylvania money, sewed in blue boards, or Nine 
Shillings, neatly bound and lettered. The London 
edition is sold for 545. The first volume is in great for- 
wardness in the press, and is printed on a good American 
paper, and in a neat and elegant type. Each volume as 
soon as published to be delivered to the subscribers. 
Each subscriber's name to be printed in the beginning of 
the fourth volume. No money is expected but on delivery 
of each volume. 



1 A thick octavo volume of pp. xvl, 592, well printed, at the press of 
James Parker, at Woodbridge, New Jersey, in 1764. 



I 773l NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 443 

To my worthy subscribers. The encouragement I have 
revived from you, in this undertaking, obliges me in 
gratitude to return you my hearty thanks, and it will be 
my particular care and attention to render this publica- 
tion satisfactory in every respect. I am, with much 
esteem, your humble servant, 

JOHN M'GIBBONS. 

The first volume is in great forwardness, and the 
second is preparing for the press. Notice will be given 
in the news-papers, when each volume is published. 
Those who have a disposition to promote the advance- 
ment of useful literature, are requested to be speedy, by 
giving in their names as intentional subscribers. Sub- 
scriptions are taken in by Messieurs William and Thomas 
Bradford, Mr. John Dunlap, and Mr. Joseph Cruck- 
shank, at their Printing Offices, and Mr. Robert Aitken, 
at his Book-store, in Front-street, Philadelphia; Mr. 
Abraham Hunt, in Trenton; and Mr. William Hick, in 
Princeton. 

The famous HORSE LIBERTY, 

is in excellent-Order, and will COVER this Season, till 
the First of August, at JOHN EMLEY'S, the Sign of the 
Black Horse, in BURLINGTON County, at Three Pounds 
the Season, Thirty Shillings the single Leap, or Five 
Pounds to insure a Foal. The Money to be paid at the 
Expiration of the Season, or before. Good Pastures will 
be provided for the MARES, at Two Shillings and Six- 
pence per Week, and proper Care taken of them, by 

DAVID HENRY. 

LIBERTY is a beautiful BAY, 8 Years old, 15 Hands and 
I Inch high, remarkable for Strength, and lofty Carriage; 
he was got by the noted running Horse Dove, and Half 



444 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

Brother to True Britton; came of Milly; she was got by 
old Spark, full Sister to Col. Hopper's Packolet; her Dam 
was Queen Mab, got by Musgrove's grey Arabian, a most 
beautiful Horse; her Dam by the Hampton Court 
Childers, her Grandam by Governor Harrison's Arabian, 
her Great Grandam by the Chestnut Arabian, her Great 
Great Grandam by Leeds, her Great Great Great Gran- 
dam was a Barb, and was the Dam of Mr. Croft's Grey- 
hound. He ran the Four-mile Heats against Lath, very 
young, on the Hempstead-plains, Long-Island, and was 
supposed to be the greatest Heats that ever were run in 
America; he was strained in the Sinew of the near fore 
Leg, but since has recovered his Lameness sound and. 
well; though the Disadvantage of travelling 200 Miles 
in the Dead of Winter, he beat the famous Horse Bishop 
out of 800 Dollars private Betts, in the Year 1770, he 
was allowed % to cover 20 Mares, at Three Pounds the 
Season, for which Colts the Owners refused from Forty 
to Eighty Pounds. 

BOHEMIA, 

is in excellent Order, and will COVER this Season, till 
the First of August, at JOHN DICKSON'S Stable, in Salem; 
he formerly belonged to Thomas Hopkins, in Phila- 
delphia; he will cover at Six Dollars the Season, Three 
Dollars the single Leap, or Four Pounds to insure a Foal. 
Good Pasturage will be provided for the MARES, at Two 
Shillings and Six-pence per Week, and proper Care 
caused to be taken of them, by 

DAVID HENRY. 

BOHEMIA is lofty and neat made, near 16 Hands high, 
is a most excellent Horse for either Carriage or Saddle, 
and it is thought if he had been practised, would have 
been a good running Horse; he was got by Othello, and 



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came out of a Three-quarter Blood Mare; his Colts are 
in general Bays, very stout, and neat made, and allowed 
to be as fit for any Business as any Horse's Colts on the 
Continent. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2306, March 

3. J 773- 

THE Managers of the Amboy publick Wharf Lottery, 
Request those Gentlemen who have Tickets in said 
Lottery for Sale, to return the Tickets they have, unsold, 
by the I5th of March, as the first Class will be drawn the 
22d; if not returned by that Day, the Managers will con- 
clude them sold. 

Perth Amboy, February 26, 1773. 
The New York Journal, and General Advertiser, 
No. 1573, March 4, 1773. 

TO be SOLD, | A Large Dwelling-House, with a Kitchen 
and two gardens, at the most public Landing in Newark, 
at Passaick River. The House is two Stories high, and 
very convenient for a Merchant or Distiller. Whoever 
inclines to purchase the same, may apply to David Ogden, 
and Isaac Longworth, at Newark; or to Doctor Jacob 
Ogden at Jamaica, on Long Island. 

WHEREAS by Virtue of several writs of Fieri Facias, 
to me directed, against the Goods and Chattels of Jasper 
Smith, in my Bailiwick, I have taken, seized, and levied 
on a large Quantity of Shop Goods, such as Woollens, 
Linens, Calicoes, Chintzes, Rum, Molasses, Earthen 
Ware, Pewter, Tobacco, and divers other goods, Wares 
and Merchandizes, Lumber, Pork, &c. &c. Now this is to 
give Notice to all Persons concerned, and those intending 
to purchase, that I shall expose the said Goods, Wares 
and Merchandizes to Sale at public Vendue, and Out-cry, 
at the Court-House in Newark, in New- Jersey, on Thurs- 



44^ NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

day the nth. Day of March inst. at ten of the Clock in 
the Forenoon of the same Day, and will then make known 
the Terms of Sale. 

MATTHIAS WILLIAMSON. Sheriff. 

To BE SOLD, 

THE Dwelling House and Farm belonging to the Estate 
of the late Col. RICKETTS, deceased, situated in Elizabeth- 
Town, on the Road between the Court-House and the 
Point. The House is large and very convenient, and 
accommodated with all the Out-Houses that can be 
wanted. The Barn, Coach-Houses, &c. are excellent, 
with every Convenience, in that Way which a Gentleman 
or Farmer can desire. The Garden contains several Acres 
of Ground, and abounds with a large and elegant Collec- 
tion of Fruit, which it has been the Work of many Years 
carefully to collect, from England, as well as from all 
Parts of America. The Quantity of Grapes, in a good 
Year, is sufficient. to produce two or three Pipes of Wine. 
Belonging to the House is a good Farm of between 300 
and 400 Acres, containing all the Variety that can be 
wanted for Mowing, Pasture and Tillage, with Wood- 
Land and Salt Meadow. Besides the internal Qualities 
of this well-known Place, it has many other Advantages 
to recommend it to a Gentleman ; such as its being within 
15 Miles of the City of New- York, either by Land or 
Water, and but one Mile from the remarkably pleasant 
and healthy Village of Elizabeth-Town, which has 
many genteel and agreeable Families residing in and 
about it, with a regular and plentiful Market to supply 
their Tables, and the farther Convenience of two of the 
best Grammar-Schools in the Country. A greater or less 
Quantity of Land will be sold with the House, as the 
Purchaser may like, and Possession will be given on the 
first Day of April next. For farther Particulars, inquire 



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of PETER VAN BRUGH LIVINGSTON, Esq; in New-York, or 
of the Subscriber in Elizabeth-Town. 

THOMAS B. CHANDLER. 1 
Feb. 220?,' 1773. 

MONEY FOUND. 

ON Friday Morning the 5th Instant, was found in King 
Street, a Pocket Book containing York and Jersey 
Money. Whoever has lost it, by applying to the Printer 
may hear of the Person who has found it, and by giving 
a true Description of the Pocket Book and the money it 
contains, may have it again on paying the charge of this 
Advertisement. 

To be SOLD, | A Very good plantation lying in Han- 
over, in the County of Morris, very pleasantly situated 
upon a very public road, that leads from Newark to 
Morris-Town, and adjoining to the Rev. Mr. Green's 
Meeting-house; said plantation contains one hundred and 
fifty acres of choice good land; there can be cut thirty 
tons of hay yearly, and much more meadow land can be 
easily cleared; the plow land is very good and clear from 
stone, and also a sufficiency of timber for the use of the 
place: There is a good house, barn and orchard on the 
same. Any person inclining to purchase may have it on 
very reasonable terms, and a good title will be given by 
the subscriber, who lives on the premises. 

MATHEW MOORES. 

[Advertisement of James Rivington's proposed New 
York, New Jersey and Connecticut Gazette, as already 
given.] 

The first Number shall make its Appearance in the 
Month of April. 

1 The noted Rector of St. John's church, Elizabeth-town. 



44^ NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

J. Rivington will be highly obliged to Gentlemen who 
may be inclined to promote the Establishment of this 
Undertaking, for the Favour of their Names as soon as 
convenient, which will determine the Number he shall 
print of the first Paper now preparing for the Press. 

THE fulling-mills of the Subscri- | ber, in Elizabeth- 
Town Raway, was broke open on the night of the 2d inst. 
and sundry pieces of cloth stolen, among which were two 
pieces of blue with a small mixture of white, one piece of 
a light gray, and one of a purple colour; all the above 
pieces were sheared and not pressed. One piece of fulled 
worsted of blue warp and black filling, part of the filling 
doubled and twisted, and a piece sewed on at one end. 
One piece of blue linen and woollen; and one piece of 
linen and wool, one end blue, the other end of a butter- 
nut colour; none of the above were pressed. Ten dollars 
reward, and all reasonable charges arising by apprehend- 
ing the thieves or recovering this cloth, will be paid by 

ABRAHAM CLARK. 

THE House and Garden belong- | ing to Capt. Archibald 
Kennedy, at Pavonia, within half a Mile of Powles-Hook 
Ferry-House is to be Lett. Enquire of Capt. Kennedy in 
New York. The New York Gazette and Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1115, March 8, 1773. 

February 27, 1773. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber, living in Newton 
township, Gloucester county, New-Jersey, a servant man 
named BURGIS GAMBOL, by trade a cooper, born at 
Mount-Holly, twenty-five years of age, five feet six 
inches high, with snaggle teeth, thick lips, thin beard, and 



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brown hair; had on when he went away, a Russia Sheet- 
ing shirt, and took two more with him ; a new felt hat, a 
lightish coloured cloth double breasted jacket lined with 
white baise, a red under jacket, leather breeches, a pair 
of Half-worn pumps, mill'd stockings, and sometimes 
wears a frock. Whoever takes up and secures said ser- 
vant, so that his master may have him again, shall have 
the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

WILLIAM GERRARD. 
The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 72^, March 8, 1773. 

PHILADELPHIA, March 8. Captain Ross, in a 
Schooner from Marblehead bound to this Place, being 
driven from our Capes, was obliged to put into New- 
York, on Saturday se'nnight, after losing an Anchor and 
Cable. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 321, March 8, 
1773- 

To be LETT, by the Subscriber, in Cumberland County, 

West-New-Jersey, and to be entered on the first day 

of April next, 

A GRIST-MILL and SAW-MILL, with a HOUSE, and about 
15 acres of LAND; the mills are in the heart of a very good 
wheat country, and on an extraordinary stream of water. 
For further particulars, enquire of the subscriber, in 
Bridgetown, Cumberland County. 

March i, 1773. Ephraim Seeley. 

PHILADELPHIA, March 10. Captain West, arrived at 
Wilmington from St. Christophers, on the i6th ult. in 
Lat. 35 : 20, spoke the Sloop June, Captain Griffin, from 
Egg-Harbour for Dominica, out 4 Days, whose Mate was 
very ill, from a Fall, in going to the Mast-head that 
morning. 

STRAYED or STOLEN, from the stable of the subscriber. 



43 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

living in Chester Township, Burlington County, New- 
Jersey, on the 6th of this instant March, at night, a bright 
bay MARE, about 14 hands high, shod all round, with light 
shoes, a natural pacer, about ten years old, middling low 
in flesh, black mane and tail, neither brand nor ear-mark, 
nor any white hairs that can be remembered. Whoever 
takes up said mare, and secures her, so that the owner 
may have her again, if taken in the county aforesaid, shall 
have THREE DOLLARS reward, and if out of said county, 
FORTY SHILLINGS, and if stolen, and if the thief secured, 
and convicted of 'the fact, FORTY SHILLINGS more, paid by 

me THOMAS LIPPINCOTT. 

Six DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN AWAY, last night, from the subscriber, living in 
Manington, Salem County, New- Jersey, two servant 
men, one of them named JOHN BROWN, 35 or 40 years 
of age, 5 feet $ or 6 inches high, middling well built, thin 
face; had on, wfyen he went away, a dark coloured bear- 
skin jacket, blue plush breeches, pieced behind with buck- 
skin, old wool hat, blue stockings, old shoes that have 
been soaled; the little toe of his right foot turns over the 
others. The other named David Smith, about 20 years 
of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, well set, down look; had 
on, when he went away, a dark bearskin jacket, old leather 
breeches, patched before, holes on the knees, half-worn 
wool hat, coarse light coloured ribbed stockings, old 
shoes; a large scar on the back of one of his hands, and a 
sore on one leg. Whoever takes up said servants, and 
secures them, so that their master may get them again, 
shall receive the above reward, or FOUR DOLLARS for 
Brown, and TWO DOLLARS for Smith, paid by 

JEDEDIAH ALLEN. March 4, 1773- 

WHEREAS JAMES ADAMS, in the Township of Deptford, 



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Gloucester County, and Province of West New-Jersey, 
obtained a NOTE from the subscriber, of the Same Place, 
on or about the 26th Day of January last, which appears 
to me to be unjust; I therefore will not pay one Farthing 
of the same, until compelled by Law, and I do hereby 
forewarn any Person or Persons from taking an Assign- 
ment of the same. WILLIAM MARSHALL. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2307, March 10, 
1773- 

Third Month (March) 4, 1773. 

FOUR LOTS OF GROUND, A PLANTATION, | AND A BREWERY 

| TO BE SOLD by the SUBSCRIBER, at | PUBLIC VENDUE, 

viz. | 

THE four lots contain between 5 and 6 acres each, and 
are situated in the Northern Liberties, and fronting on 
the west side of the Frankford road, about three miles 
from the city of Philadelphia. . . . 

The plantation contains 100 acres of good strong 
wheat land, half of which is well timbered, has a 
dwelling-house, smiths shop and coal-house all of stone, 
an orchard, &c. It is now in the tenure of Henry Mar- 
jerum, and situated on the river Delaware, in the town- 
ship of Hopewell and county of Hunterdon, New- Jersey, 
directly opposite to Baker's Ferry, and has a good fishery. 
The sale to be on the premises on the twenty-fifth day of 
this instant, at one o'clock in the afternoon. The money 
to be paid in twelve months from the day of sale, without 
interest. The purchaser may have immediate possession, 
and an indisputable title, on giving sufficient security. 

The brewery in the city of Burlington, now occupied 
by William Innis, and consists of a malt-house, mill- 
house, and brew-house, with two coppers, the largest 



45 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

containing seventeen barrels; with the utensils necessary 
for carrying on the business of malting and brewing. 
The sale to be on the premises on the thirty-first day of 
this instant, at one o'clock in the afternoon. The money 
to be paid in twelve months from the day of sale, without 
interest, and the purchaser may enter in September next, 
and have an indisputable title, on giving sufficient 
security. For further particulars apply to 

WILLIAM DILLWYN. 
TO BE SOLD, 

By the Subscriber, living in the township of Roxbury, 

county of Morris, and within six miles of Harnetts- 

Town; 

A VALUABLE tract of improved land in the township of 
Oxford, county of Sussex, and province of New-Jersey, 
known by the name of Menunkechunk, containing three 
hundred acres,* now in the possession of Edward Hunt, 
whose lease will expire the first of May next; it is situate 
on the river Delaware, about two miles above Mr. Hoops's 
mills : The land is of an excellent quality for raising of 
wheat and all kinds of grain, with about forty or fifty 
acres of low bottom land, as good as any on the Mini- 
sinks. There is on the said farm about one hundred large 
bearing apple-trees of the best grafted fruit, which affords 
plenty of good cyder and winter apples, besides other 
fruit trees as is common; it is accommodated with a very 
fine fishery on the river Delaware of shad and other fish 
in their season. For terms apply to Joshua Smith, Esq ; 
in Amwell, Hunterdon county: George Reading, Esq; of 
Pitts-Town, or the subscriber, who will agree on reason- 
able terms, and give a good title for the same. 

March 10. AUGUSTINE REED. 



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TO BE SOLD, 

The twenty-ninth day of this instant by the subscriber, 
living at Trenton, at PUBLIC VENDUE to the highest 
bidder, 

A Valuable Plantation, containing about 100 acres of 
land, situate about half a mile from Trenton, and near 
one quarter of a mile from Mr. Philemon Dickenson's, 
bounded on Delaware: It is a pleasant situation for a 
gentleman's seat, the land being high, affords a very fine 
prospect down the river. There is a small building on it, 
with two rooms on a floor, a kitchen, and a cellar under 
the whole, with a well at the door of extraordinary water, 
a new barn and stables. The whole land is within fence, 
and well watered; about thirty acres of which is choice 
timber land, the rest is meadow and plough land : There 
is likewise an orchard which produces forty barrels of 
cyder per year, and a variety of stone fruit that were 
budded, such as peaches, plumbs, apricots, and cherries of 
several sorts. There is also an extraordinary quarry, both 
for paving and building, sufficient to enclose the whole 
land with fence; also a spring on the top of a hill, which 
nature seems to have designed for a fish pond, it might 
be compleated four rods square for Forty Shillings, in 
which might be bred a large quantity of trout, only by 
putting a few in and out of the river for breed, which 
might easily be done. There is also on the premises a 
herring, sturgeon, and shad fishery, and fine trolling for 
rock and perch in the season of them, which is very fine 
diversion. For further particulars enquire of the sub- 
scriber, on the day of sale, which will be held on the 
premises. 

Trenton, March 10. JOSEPH HIGBEE. 

The subscriber intending to remove into the Jersies the 



454 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

beginning of next month, purposes to SELL, by PUBLIC 
VENDUE, on Thursday, the 25th instant (March) at six 
o'clock in the evening, at the London Coffee-House, the 
two following HOUSES and LOTS of GROUND (if not sold 
before by private sale,) viz. 

A TWO story frame house, and lot of ground, situate in 
Southwark, on the East side of Second-street continued, 
about 45 feet below South-street; the house is 17 feet 
front, and 30 deep, with a three feet alley belonging to 
the same, has six good rooms, well finished in the upper 
story and garret, and three fire places; adjoining the same 
is a vault or cellar, well arched over. . . . 

For further information enquire of the subscriber, on 
the premises. 

March 10. MATTHEW POTTER, jun. 

RUN AWAY the 22d ult. from his Bail, one MICHAEL 
DENNEY, an Irishman, about five feet eight inches high, 
light brown ha?r, apt to get drunk, and is impudent : Had 
on when he went away, a felt hat, red surtout coat, two 
waistcoats, sailor fashion made, one green the other grey, 
a homespun shirt, old leather breeches, two pair of stock- 
ings, one grey the other light coloured, old shoes, newly 
soaled, and will pretend to pass by his indenture for a free 
man. Whoever takes up said Michael Denney, and 
brings him home to the subscriber, in Cumberland county, 
\West New- Jersey, or secures him in any of his Majesty's 
goals, shall have forty shillings, and reasonable charges 
paid by BENJAMIN MULFORD. 

FOUR DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN-AWAY on the 24th ult. from the subscriber, living 
in Cumberland county, West- Jersey, an indented servant 
man, named CHARLES CAUSGROVE, aged 24 years, about 5 
feet 5 or 6 inches high, of a fair complexion, light 






I 773l NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 455 

coloured hair : Had on when he went away, a wool hat, 
almost new, bound 'with black ferret, a snuff coloured 
coat, with slash sleeves, a striped lapelled jacket, blue 
cloth breeches, patched with light coloured cloth, woollen 
stockings, footed with yarn of a different colour, shoes 
with straps, which he ties with strings. Whoever takes 
up said servant, and delivers him to his master, or secures 
him in any goal, so that his master may have him again, 
shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid 

by JOHN BURGIN. 

N. B. He is very fond of strong liquor. March 10. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1579, March 10, 
1773- 

BY virtue of two writs of fieri facias to me directed, 
issued out of the Supreme Court for the province of New- 
Jersey, against the goods and chattels of Jasper Smith, at 
the suit of sundry of his creditors, I have seized and levied 
on all the goods and chattels of said Smith, viz. horses, 
cattle, household furniture and farming utensils. Also a 
quantity of shop-goods, such as woollens, linens, calicoes, 
chintzes, checks, rum, &c., &c., all which will be exposed 
to sale at public vendue, on the twenty-fourth day of 
March instant. The vendue will be opened at the house 
of said Smith, in the township of Hanover, on said day, 
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and at the house of Elias 
Cook, Tavern-keeper in Hanover aforesaid, at two o'clock 
in the afternoon, where will be exposed to sale, a quantity 
of shop goods ; and the next day will be sold at the house 
of Christopher Woods, Tavern-keeper, in Hanover afore- 
said, the remainder of the shop goods, for ready cash 
only, by me, JONATHAN STILES, Sheriff. 

The New York Journal, and General Advertiser. 
No. 1573, March n, 1773. 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

TO be SOLD or LETT, | (And to be entered upon the 
2Oth. of April next) | A pleasant and well situated farm 
or | plantation, on Hackinsack River, and over Peck 1 
Creek, in the county of Bergen, in New-Jersey, (now in 
the possession of Capt. Josiah Banks) three miles to the 
southward of the court-house, and not four miles from 
Bull's ferry on Hudson's River, to which there is a good 
road, and from whence small boats daily attend the New- 
York market. The farm contains 500 acres, by much the 
greatest part is a valuable meadow ; about 80 acres clear'd, 
which produces timothy grass and 'clover, and bears good 
crops of rye, Indian corn, oats, and other grain; on the 
other part of the meadow may be cut 200 tons of good 
fresh grass. All the produce of the farm may be trans- 
ported to New-York, Hackinsack, or elsewhere; The 
boats from Hackinsack daily pass by : It affords excellent 
pasture in the spring and summer season, and is very 
commodious for raising of cattle. There is on it a good 
house, kitchen, and barn, placed so advantageously on an 
eminence as to command a view of the whole farm. A 
ferry over Hackinsack River belongs to this tract of land, 
which at present is of the annual value of 60 1. from 
one side of the river only, and daily increases; and under 
the present situation of the said ferry, and lands adjacent, 
the profits from both sides may be appropriated to the 
sole use of the owner of this farm. The whole plantation 
may be inclosed with about 200 pannel fence. Several 
milch cows, oxen, and young cattle, with farming utensils 
are also to be sold or lett with it. If any person is 
inclined to purchase or hire, they may apply to and agree 
with David Ogden, at Newark, who will give a good title 
for the same. 

TO be sold at public VENDUE, | On the premises, on 

1 Overpeck. 



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Monday the 5th. day of April next, | or at private sale at 
any time before, | A Plantation containing 200 acres of 
land, situate in the township of Middletown, in the county 
of Monmouth, in the eastern division of New-Jersey, 
within six miles of Shrewsberry town, and three of the 
river which divides Middletown and Shrewsbury, which 
river is navigable within three miles of said plantation, 
and affords a variety of fish and oysters in great plenty. 
There is on the said plantation, a very good large dwell- 
ing-house, barn, and other out houses, convenient for a 
farmer, also a very good bearing orchard, with a sufficient 
quantity of meadow to winter thirty head of cattle, and a 
larger quantity of timber and woodland than said farm 
requires, which if cleared would produce very good 
wheat; the whole well watered in every part of it. An 
indisputable title will be given by the subscribers living 
on the premises. THOMAS AND JOHN WILLETT. 

To be sold on Tuesday the 2Oth. of April at public 
vendue on the premises, or any time before at private 
sale, THAT pleasant situated house and | lot of ground 
at Newark, on Passaick-river, belonging to John Low, 
Esq; and opposite Capt. Kennedy's, the house is 56 feet 
front, and 36 feet deep, built of stone, the walls remark- 
ably strong, well finished and in good repair, the con- 
veniences are too many to be enumerated : A large barn, 
cyder mill, garden, an orchard remarkable for making 
the best cyder, 200 barrels having been made in a plentiful 
season; the lot contains about 22^4 acres, in which is a 
good piece of mowing ground. Also to be sold, another 
stone house about 10 rods from the large house, having 
four rooms on a floor, a good garden and other con- 
veniences ; there is also belonging to the premises, a wharf 
and store house 42 feet by 28. There is a constant com- 
munication by boats going and coming to and from New- 



458 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

York : The whole will be sold together or separate, as 
may best suit the purchaser. Enquire of J. Lowe, on the 
premises, or Abraham Duryee, in New- York. 

N. B. The above has been advertised at greater length 
in this paper in September last. The New York Gazette 
and Weekly Mercury, No. 1116, March 15, 1773. 

TO BE SOLD, | BY JOHN PEMBERTON, in PHILADELPHIA, | 

STEEL manufactured at Trenton,) 

EITHER in the blister, or neatly drawn and fagotted; 
also in thin plates for springs and mill-saws. A quantity 
of bar iron, part of which is drawn in long thin bars, 
suitable for tire to carriages, or may be easily slit for nail- 
swiths use: Also cart and waggon boxes, and iron 
chambers for pumps. 

Newcastle County, on Delaware, March 8, 1773. 
WHEREAS the subscriber, the fifteenth day of February 
last, gave his note to a certain WILLIAM TOMSON, as he 
says came from Penn's Neck, West New-Jersey, con- 
ditioned for the payment of fourteen pounds, payable the 
first day of October next, which note was obtained 
through a defraud: He therefore forewarns all persons 
from taking any assignment of said note, as he is deter- 
-mined not to pay the same. If any person should at this 
time have taken the said note by an assignment, or other- 
wise, I beg that the assignee would look to the assignor, 
in favor to themselves. CHARLES CARSON. 

March 7, 1773. 
THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber, near Burdenton, in 
Burlington county, New-Jersey, a servant man named 
JOHN KINSEY, about five feet ten inches high, limps very 
much with his right leg, which is about three inches 



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shorter than the other, fair complexion and light hair; he 
is a cooper by trade, and served his time in Philadelphia; 
had on when he went away a brown broadcloth coat, a 
flowered jacket, blue trowsers, and carved plated buckles. 
Whoever takes up and secures the said servant man, shall 
have the above reward, and all reasonable charges paid by 

NATHANIEL ADAMS. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 73, March 15, 
1773- 

PHILADELPHIA. On Friday the I2th instant, died at 
New-Castle, in the 2Qth year of her age, Mrs. Mary 
M'Kean, the wife of Thomas M'Kean, Esq; Speaker of 
the Honourable House of Assembly of the Lower Coun- 
ties, on Delaware, and the daughter of Joseph Borden, 
Esq; of Borden-Town, in New- Jersey. 

The respective stations of daughter, wife, and mother, 
she filled with exemplary duty, affection, and care. Her 
principal employment was the domestic duties of her 
family, and particularly the leading her children into those 
paths of virtue and piety which she herself delighted to 
walk in. Beloved by her friends and neighbours; 
lamented by her relatives, and regretted by many indigent 
persons who had long tasted the sweets of her charitable 
hand. She met the awful summons with a truly Christian 
resignation, enjoying in her last hours a serenity of mind, 
which at the close of a virtuous life, is the sure presage of 
a happy and glorious immortality. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

The Chief Justice of New-Jersey hath been pleased to 
appoint the Circuit Courts to be held on the following 
days, viz. At Gloucester the 19, at Salem the 22, at Cum- 
berland the 26, and at Cape May the 30 of April next 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1580, March 17, 1773. 



460 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

TO be sold at publick vendue, on Thursday the 3Oth day 
of March, instant, on the premises, two good Farms join- 
ing together, late the property of Johannes Schenk, situ- 
ate at Reading town, in the county of Hunterdon, and 
province of New-Jersey; the one containing 232 acres, 
with a good new dwelling house, large barn, and a very 
good orchard; the other contains 200 acres, with an old 
house, and a very good orchard; it will be sold all to- 
gether, or in two farms as may best suit the purchaser. 
If any person should incline to purchase before the day of 
sale they may apply to PETER SCHENK, at Millstone, 
Somerset County. 

March I, 1773. 

The New York Journal, and General Advertiser. 
No. 1576, March 18, 1773. 

To be peremptorily sold at public vendue on the I3th 
April, A Large two story and a half house, with kitchen 
and milk room adjoining the same; a good barn; and an 
orchard of apple trees : The whole containing seventeen 
acres of as good land, and in as good fence as any in the 
county for the quantity; the situation very pleasant, and 
would suit a gentleman chusing a country air and life; or 
for a merchant, as it has for this three years past been 
occupied by one. The conditions is ready money from 
the highest bidder. 

JAMES M'BRIDE. 

Likewise to be sold on said day, or at private sale at 
any time before, a lot of land containing three acres or 
more; situate and lying in the Broad-street, in Newark, 
and near the noted tavern kept by Mr. James Banks, 
opposite the Rev. Alexander M'Whorter's and Capt. 
Robertson's tavern, it's a good stand for a merchant, and 
the only best in all the town for a sadler &c. Whoever in- 



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clines to purchase the same before the day of sale; may 
apply to Capt. Joseph Riggs of said place, or James 
M'Bride, on Morris-town green. 

ANDREW VAN BUSKIRK, 

WHO first erected a STAGE- WAGGON from Hackensack 
and the New-Bridge to Powles-Hook, having removed 
from the New-Bridge to Hackinsack-Town, was obliged 
(on account of his removing) to discontinue his driving a 
stage-waggon the last year: As there were so many 
stage-waggons set up, he expected that the public would 
have been regularly attended on the stage days, but as 
those stage-waggons, like fair weather birds, have kept 
at home, and given no attendance during the last winter, 
he now informs the public that he has now erected a NEW 
STAGE WAGGON, on a plan more commodious to passen- 
gers than any of the others; and proposes to drive his 
waggon from the New Bridge and Hackinsack Town, to 
Powles-Hook and back again, on the days he formerly 
used, viz. Tuesday and Saturdays, and to begin on Tues- 
day the 6th day of April next; to set off from Hackinsack 
at six o'clock in the morning, and to leave Powles-Hook 
at two in the afternoon. He hopes that his former 
behaviour as a driver of a stage-waggon, has been to the 
satisfaction of the public, and he will endeavour to merit 
their approbation for the future, and hopes, as he will 
give regular attendance on stage days (fair or foul) that 
he may be encouraged. He will attend with his waggon 
on those who chuse to ride about in the country. 

Keeps good entertainment for travellers. 

N. B. Baggage will be conveyed at reasonable rates. 

THE subscriber after returning his unfeigned thanks to 
the public in general, and his friends in particular, for 



462 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

their past favours, begs leave to acquaint them that the 
ROYAL OAK INN is removed to Trenton ferry, where he 
hopes for their continuance, as he expects to merit them 
from his care and dilligence, both in regard to the ferry, 
(in the due attendance of which he will be particularly 
careful) and house, having provided himself with a stock 
of liquors, &c. for the keeping the same. 

The many advantages to travellers from baiting at a 
ferry, (above that of stopping at a distance from one) 
where their carriages, horses, &c. can be put over, without 
any loss of time, while they are refreshing themselves, is 
so well known that they need not here be mentioned by the 
publick's much obliged humble servant. 

RENSSELAER WILLIAMS. 

To be sold at public Vendue, On Thursday the 3Oth 
day of March instant, on the | premises; | TWO good 
farms joining together, late the property of Johannis 
Schenk, situate at*Reading-town, in the county of Hunter- 
don, and province of New-Jersey; the one containing 232 
acres, with a good new dwelling-house and large barn, 
and a very good orchard. The other containing 200 acres, 
with an old house and a very good orchard ; it will be sold 
altogether, or in 2 farms, as may best suit the purchaser. 
If any person should incline to purchase before the day of 
sale, they may apply to Peter Schenk, at Mill-stone, 
Sommerset-County. 

PURSUANT to an order of the | inferior court of com- 
mon pleas at Newtown, in and for the county of Sussex : 
Notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of John 
Baptist and William Cook, insolvent debtors, to shew 
cause (if any they have) on Tuesday, the 25th day of 
May next, at two of the clock in the afternoon of the said 
day, at the court-house at Newtown, in the county of 



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Sussex aforesaid, before Hugh Hughs and Nathaniel 
Pettit, Esqrs, two of the Judges of said court, why an 
assignment of the said debtors estate should not be made, 
and they thereupon discharged, agreeable to the directions 
of a late act of the Governor, Council, and General 
Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, entitled, An Act 
for the relief of insolvent debtors. 

To be sold at public vendue, on Wednesday the 2ist 
day of April next, THE well known excellent farm | of 
John Young, situate in Buckshear- Valley, adjoining the 
Green Pond Mountain, in the township of Roxbury in the 
county of Morris; on which farm is a convenient small 
dwelling-house, a good barn, and contains about 240 acres 
of choice arable meadow, timber, and pasture land, with 
a beautiful small river of water running through the said 
plantation, within a few rods from the house : It is very 
advantageously situated for the raising of cattle of all 
kinds, from the benefit of a most extensive range of un- 
improved lands adjoining it, and the very best market 
may be had at the door, for all kinds of produce, from 
its contiguity to the iron-works; the payments will be 
made easy to the purchaser, as upon proper security being 
given, little or none of the money will be wanted; and an 
indisputable [title] will be given by John Young, the 
present owner, of whom for farther particulars enquire, 
or of Samuel Tuthill, or William D. Hart, Esquires, at 
Morris-town. 

To be sold by the subscriber, living at Connecticut 
Farms, | about 3 miles from Elizabeth-Town in New- 
Jersey; A plantation containing about 133 | acres of good 
land, remarkable for bearing grain, with much good 
meadow and wood-knd, and was formerly the property of 



464 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Judge Bunnell. Whoever inclines to purchase the same 
may apply to Nathaniel Ball, living on the premises. 

To BE SOLD, | A Merchant and country mill, and | saw- 
mill, situate in Newtown, alias Hidetown, between Cran- 
berry and Allentown, on the great road, about 14 miles 
to each landing to Philadelphia or New-York, where the 
market suits best; about sixty acres of good land, a fine 
young orchard, great part of the land meadow, a good 
mill house and every thing convenient to carry on busi- 
ness; two pair of stones, one a burr, the other a country 
do, exceeding good, the country mill grinds as fast if 
not faster than any mill in the Jerseys, a fine stand for 
all kinds of business : The same side of the road with 
said mills, a very good two story house, well finished, 
with a good kitchen and store-houses adjoining to the 
mills, with a good barn and stables; Opposite said mills 
on the other side of the said road is a very large two story 
house well finished, good kitchen, wherein is kept a 
public-house with a good store-house wherein is kept a 
store, the purchaser may have the goods if he pleases at 
a very low rate : Also a two story house and blacksmith's 
shop on said premises not far from said mills, the only 
reason the subscriber sells, is not a dislike to the place, for 
it is pleasantly situated, can send twice a week to New 
York or Philadelphia by the stages : Although the 
premises have incumbrances on them, the purchaser on 
paying his money, may depend on having a good fair 
clear title to said premises, by me, 

JOHN BAINBRIDGE. 

N. B. A never failing stream, never stand for want 
of water, the mills are laid low, a great head, and not 
troubled with back water. 

ox Wednesday the 3d inst. was taken out of Mr. John 



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Slidell's desk, through a neglect of his leaving the key 
upon the same, or thereabouts, a new THREE POUND BILL, 
of the late emission : It is very remarkable, having upon 
the back of it John Johnson, Morris County, wrote the 
length way, and the short way of the bill is wrote another 
man's name, unknown. It is therefore requested into 
whose hands the said bill come, to stop the same and the 
party, and on giving notice to the subscriber, will be re- 
warded for their trouble. 

JOHN SLIDELL. 

N. B. Mould and dipt candles, with hard and soft 
soap, of the best quality, for sale, as cheap for cash as at 
any place in town, by said SLIDELL, at his shop in Broad- 
way. The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
1117, March 22, 1773. 

Lancaster Goal, March 13, 1773. 

THIS day was committed to my custody, a certain 
DAVID SMITH, who is advertised in the Pennsylvania 
Gazette of loth inst. by fedediah Allen, living in Maning- 
ton, Salem county, New Jersey, with a reward of Two 
Dollars for taking the said David Smith up. This is 
therefore to desire the said Jedediah Allen to come and 
pay his said .servant's charges, and take him away, other- 
wise he will be discharged in four weeks from this date. 

Also was committed to my custody, on the i6th in- 
stant, a certain BARNEY KEAN, as he calls himself, on 
suspicion of being a runaway servant; had on, when com- 
mitted, an old light cloth coat and jacket, old black stock- 
ing breeches; he is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, pitted 
with small-pox. His master, if any he has, is desired to 
come and pay said Barney Kean's charges, and take him 
away, in four weeks from the date hereof, by 

GEORGE EBERLY, Goaler. 
30 



466 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

NOTICE is hereby given to all persons indebted to the 
estate of JOSEPH and EDMUND SOMERS, late of Gloucester 
county, West New-Jersey, to make speedy payment, 
otherwise they will be prosecuted as the law directs; and 
all persons that have any demands against the estate of the 
said JOSEPH and EDMUND SOMERS, are desired to apply to 
RICHARD SOMERS, Esq; of Gloucester county aforesaid, 
Administrator of the said JOSEPH and EDMUND SOMERS, 
at or before the first day of June next, in order to have 
their accounts settled. 

RICHARD SOMERS, Administrators. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2309, March 24, 
1773- 

PHILADELPHIA. On Wednesday evening last, a 
pleasure boat was overset near Gloucester, when two white 

men and a free negro were drowned. 



THE subscriber hereof informs the public that he has 
fitted a STAGE WAGGON, to go from Great-Egg-Harbor to 
Philadelphia once every week; to set off from Ann 
Risleys, at Abseekam, on Monday morning, to go by 
Thomas Clark's mill and the Forks to the Blue Anchor; 
from thence to Longacoming and Haddonsfield, to arrive 
at Samuel Cooper's Ferry on Tuesday in the afternoon, 
and to set off from thence on Thursday morning, and 
return to Abseekam on Friday afternoon. The mileage of 
said stage is as follows : For a passenger one penny half- 
penny per mile; for goods one penny per mile, each hun- 
dred ; for laying out cash for dry goods or other articles, 
one penny per shilling; for newspapers or letters four- 
pence each. All persons that live convenient, may have 
the newspapers, regular, by applying to the subscriber: 
and those that have any business for said stage, may 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

enquire for the subscriber at the New-Ferry, where they 
shall be carefully attended upon, by 

WILLIAM M'CARRELL. March 24. 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1581, March 24, 

1773- 

EIGHT DOLLARS REWARD, 

RUN away last Night from the Subscriber, in Manning- 
ton Township, Salem County, West New Jersey, two 
Men Servants, one of them named JOHN BROWN, 37 or 
40 Years of Age, 5 Feet 5 or 6 Inches high, middling well 
set, thin Face which is speckled with Powder, has been a 
Soldier; had on when he went away, a dark coloured 
Bear-Skin Jacket, blue Plush Breeches pieced behind with 
Buck- Skin, an old Felt Hat, blue Stockings, old ribbed 
leggings over them, old Shoes that have been soaled, the 
little Toe of his Right Foot stands up. The other named 
DAVID SMITH, about 20 Years old, 5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches 
high, well set, down Look ; had on when he went away, a 
dark Bear-Skin Jacket, a light coloured under ditto, the 
hind Part of which is of a darker colour; old Leather 
Breeches patched before, a half worn Wool Hat, coarse 
light coloured ribbed Stockings, old Shoes, has a large 
Scar on the Back of his left Hand, and a Sore on his Leg. 
Each of them took an Ax, and it is probable they have got 
employ and are not far off, or if gone off that they have 
made towards Albany. Whoever takes up and secures 
said Servants, so that their Master may have them again, 
shall receive the above Reward, or five Dollars for Brown, 
and three for Smith, with reasonable Charges, paid by me, 

JEDIAH ALLEN. 

N. B. It is probable they will change their Names. 

March 4, 1773. 

The New York Journal, No. 1577. March 25, 

1773- 



468 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

WHEREAS Josiah Halstead, of the town of Shrewsbury, 
and county of Monmouth, was discharged from his con- 
finement by an insolvent act, and his estate assign'd to 
Joseph Leonard and John Longstreet, jun. for the use of 
his creditors; this is therefore to desire all his creditors to 
meet at the house of the said Halstead, in Shrewsbury, 
the roth day of April next, to give orders to the said 
assignees how to dispose of said estate for the benefit of 
the said creditors. 



JOSEPH LEONARD, ) , 

JOHN LONGSTREET, f Ass 'S nees - 



To be sold at private Sale, 

THE convenient dwelling-house and lot of land of the 
subscriber, lying in the town of Newark, in the county of 
Essex. The house is i and y 2 stories high, with 6 rooms 
on the first floor; with 2 good cellars, a good new kitchen, 
and a large new dining room of 16 by 30 feet, adjoining 
the dwelling-house; also a good stable with proper stalls 
for horses, and a large loft above for hay. The lot on 
which the above buildings are, contains 4 acres of excel- 
lent mowing land, with about thirty bearing apple trees, 
and a variety of other fruit trees, such as peaches, plumbs, 
&c. An excellent garden, equal (if not superior) to any 
in town. Its situation is very pleasant, being near the 
center of the town, and on the main road that leads from 
Powles-Hook to Philadelphia, and not above 40 rods from 
the court-house, where most of the publick business is 
transacted. It would suit either merchant or tavern- 
keeper, having been occupied as such for many years past. 
For a more particular description, and terms of sale, 
apply to the subscriber living on the premises, who will 
give an indisputable title for the same. 

JOHN ROBINSON. 



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Hibernia PIG-METAL, Of the best quality, for sale by | 
WM. NEILSON. | ALSO IRISH BEEF in barrels, oatmeal of 
the best kind, fine spiced salmon in small keys, Burlington 
pork, Jersey and Highland butter, powder, shot, snuff, 
tea kettle, window glass, nails, sad irons, spades, shovels, 
scythes, sickles, wool cards, china cups and saucers in 
small boxes, duffles, coatings, stript blankets, sewing silks 
very low, a small assortment of fashionable silks, con- 
sisting of laced sattens, prelongs and modes, of various 
colours, with a general assortment of goods as usual, &c. 

He hath also on hand an assortment of Queen's ware, 
consisting of. cups and saucers, fluted tea and coffee cups, 
basons, dishes, flat and soup plates, mugs, jugs, salts, 
castors, bowls, tureens, bottles and basons, cans, ewers, 
baking and pudding dishes, sallad dishes, &c. all of the 
latest fashion, and will be sold much under the common 
price, for ready money, being a consignment. 

NEW- YORK, March 29. [ The Ship Hope, Capt. 
Stewart, outward bound for Dublin, was forced from her 
Anchors at Sandy Hook last Thursday Morning, in a 
violent gale of Wind at S. E. and was drove ashore at 
Amboy, but 'tis imagined has received no Damage, and is 
expected to be got off by this Time. 

To be sold at private SALE, 

A Noted farm of land lying at Ramipough, in the 
county of Bergen, and province of East-New-Jersey; con- 
taining 93 acres of good land, well timber'd and water'd, 
all in good fence : There is on the premises two bearing 
orchards of the choicest fruit, also a quantity of good' 
meadow, that will produce 40 loads of good English hay 
in a year; there is a good dwelling-house, with three 
rooms on a floor, a fire-place in each, a very good cellar- 
kitchen, and a good barn; also a good grist-mill with two 



470 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

pair of stones, standing on Ramipough River : There is 
plenty of water in the dryest season : It is situate about 
20 miles from Hackinsack, 10 or 12 miles from Ringwood 
and Sterling iron-works, which are good markets for all 
kinds of produce. The place is very pleasant, and well 
situated for a gentleman's seat, a merchant or tavern- 
keeper. Any person inclining to purchase the same may 
apply to Thomas Boggs, living on the premises, who will 
give an indisputable title for the same. 

POWLES-HOOK RACE. 

TO be run for at Powles-Hook, on Monday the last day 
of May next, a purse of FIFTY POUNDS, free for any horse, 
mare, or gelding, (full blood excepted) carrying weight 
for age and blood, as follows, viz. Four years, half blood* 
7 stone; three quarters, 7 stone 6 pounds. Five years, 
half blood, 7 stone 12 pounds; three quarter do., 8 stone 
5 pounds. Sc years old, half blood, 8 stone 10 pounds; 
three quarter do., 9 stone 3 pounds. Aged, half blood, 
nine stone 6 pounds; aged, three quarter do., 9 stone 13 
pounds. Auctioneer, the late proper^) of Mr. Waters, 
and Steady, the late property of Mr. Cornell, to carry 10 
stone 6 pounds. 

The first of June a purse of FIFTY POUNDS, free only for 
3 and 4 years old, weight as follows, viz. Three years old 
quarter blood, 6 stone 12 pounds; half blood 7 stone 4 
pounds, three quarter blood, 7 stone 10 pounds. Four 
years old quarter blood, 7 stone n pounds; half,, do., 8 
stone 4 pounds, three quarters do., 8 stone 10 pounds. 
Fillies will be allowed three pounds. Full blood are ex- 
cepted. 

Not less than three reputed running horses to run for 
the above purse, and certificates to be produced from the 
breeders, or such as the judges will approve of. All 



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horses to be shown and enter'd the day before running, at 
the stand, paying entrance 2!. IDS. or double at the post. 

The first days purse to run for the best of three three 
mile heats ; and the second day to run for the best of three 
two mile heats. 

If any horses be sent before the race, they can have 
stands free, and grooms kept at the lowest rate. If any 
disputes should arise, to be determined by the judges. 

N. B. To prevent disputes no particle of blood between 
each quarter to be taken notice of, and if bad weather the 
races will be postponed 'till good. No owners of horses 
to start more than one horse, or to be concerned in any 
confederacy. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas, held at Morris-Town, in and for the county of 
Morris, notice is hereby given to the respective creditors 
of Timothy Losey, Henry Burnet, junior, John Jacks.. 
Martin Day, Matthias Nicolls, Nathaniel Hubbell, Henry 
Berry, Abraham Osmun, and Isaac Hull, insolvent 
debtors, now confined for debt in the goal of the county of 
Morris, that the said creditors appear before two of the 
judges of the said court, on Friday the twenty-third day 
of April next, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the court- 
house in Morris-Town aforesaid, to shew cause, if any 
they have, why the said prisoners should not be discharged 
from their imprisonment, agreeable to the directions of .4 
late act of the governor, council, and general assembly of 
the province of New-Jersey, passed in the I2th year of his 
present Majesty's reign, and entitled, "An act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors." The New York Gazette- 
and The Weekly Mercury, No. 1118, March 29, 1773. 

PHILADELPHIA, March 29. | The Chief Justice of New- 
Jersey has been pleased to appoint the Circuit Courts for 



47 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. I 1 773 

Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May Counties, 
to be held as follows, viz. At Gloucester, on Monday, the 
iQth of April next; Salem, on Thursday, the 22d; Cum- 
berland, on Monday, the 26th; and at Cape-May, on 
Friday, the 3Oth. 

Philadelphia, March 29, 1773. 

DR. GEORGE WEED, 

BEGS leave to inform the public, that as he hath been 
lately engaged in inoculating for the small-pox in New- 
Jersey, is now returned to Philadelphia, and designs to 
inoculate this spring as usual, and hath already begun 
And for the encouragement of those who have a desire to 
be inoculated for the small-pox, he can inform them, that 
he believeth he hath found out and prepared such medi- 
cines as the great Dr. Boerhaave hinted at in his practical 
aphorisms on the small-pox, which by the blessing of God 
has proved effectual in destroying that virulency of the 
pock, so as greatly to lessen the malignity of it. so that the 
disorder proves light and easy for the patient to undergo ; 
and out of above eighty he hath prepared by these medi- 
cines, there were not above four or five that had any 
quantity of them, and they could not be said to have it 
bad, but all presently recovered, and, by the blessing of 
God, he hath had none of those he inoculated die under 
his hands, for which he ought to be truly thankful, and 
he trusts he is; and while the Lord continues thus to bless 
his means, he will continue to inoculate for those who 
apply to him, as far as he is able. We may use means, but 
the blessing depends upon God alone, and there is all his 
trust and confidence. 

N. B. What greater proof can there be of the utillity 
of medicines than the great success that attends them ? 

The noted HORSE FIGURE, Imported by Doctor HAMIL- 
TON. I 



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Is now in good health and excellent order, and will 
COVER this season at the plantation of the subscriber, in 
Gloucester county, nearly opposite Marcus Hook, at four 
pounds the season, and seven pounds to insure a colt- 
Figure is a beautiful dark bay, full fifteen hands and one 
inch high, and is allowed by the best judges to be the 
handsomest horse in Anlerica; he is well put together in 
every part, and is thought to be the best horse to breed 
from, for either the saddle, carriage, or turf : It would 
be needless to say any thing of his performance, as it has 
been so well ascertained heretofore. 

JAMES TALMAN. 

N. B. All gentlemen who live to the southward in 
Pennsylvania or Maryland, are desired to send their 
mares to ISAAC LAWRENCE, at Marcus Hook : The money 
for covering each mare by the season to be paid before 
the mare is taken away : Good pastures are provided for 
mares at 2\6 per week. The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 
75, March 29, 1773. 

Six DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living in Swedes- 
borough, Gloucester county, a servant man, named JOHN 
CAMBEL, about 5 feet 6 inches high; had on, when he 
went away, a blue lappel jacket, blue trowsers, old felt 
hat, old shoes, about 35 years of age; has been a sailor. 
Whoever takes up said servant, so as his master may have 
him again, shall have the above reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

PHILIP JACOBS. 

TEN DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the subscribers, living in Salem, a 
servant man, named CHARLES GOFF, a waterman, well 
known by almost all watermen in Delaware; he is of a 



474 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

small stature, not exceeding 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, and 
proportionably made; he commonly wears a sailor's habit, 
and talks much of his knowledge in that business; he is a 
quarrelsome surly fellow, and swears much in conversa- 
tion, it is' probable he will endeavour to get a birth on 
board some vessel to go to sea; all masters of vessels are 
hereby warned not to employ him, as they shall answer 
for the same at their peril. The most probable places to 
get intelligence of him are along the wharffs, of the water- 
men or sailors, or about Irish-town, in the Southern 
Liberties. Whoever takes up said Goff, and will return 
him to his masters, or will secure him in any goal, so that 
they may get him again, shall receive the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, from THOMAS NORRIS, and 
THOMAS SINNICKSON. March 26, 1773. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2310, March 31, 
1773- 

Monmouth.County, New Jersey, March 28, 1773. 
DOVE, 

HE is now in fine | order, and will cover this season, at 
the house of the subscriber, near the court house, at Two 
GUINEAS per mare for the season; the money to be paid 
before the mares are taken away. 

DOVE is a fine gray, fifteen hands and an inch high, was 
bred by Thomas Jackson Sen. in the North of England, 
was got by young Cade; his dam, by Teazer; his grand 
dam, by Seawing's Arabian ; and out of the Gardiner mare 
that won six royal plates, of one hundred guineas each. 
He ran at New Castle upon Tyne at four years old, and 
distanced the Duke of Cleveland's roan Milly Roxana; 
beat the bay colt, Swift belonging to William Swinburn, 
Esq; Charles Willson's bay colt Windless; William Con- 
sorth's bay colt, Montreal; and Setleinton's bay Filly 
Nameless. This horse has covered at Maryland, and at 



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his present stand (where some of the finest colts in 
America are to be seen of his getting) with great reputa- 
tion; his stock being remarkable, not only for their size, 
strength and speed, but for great gaiety, spirit, and ease 
under the saddle. 

There is very good pasturage for mares, at 2s. 6d. per 
week, and proper care will be taken of them by 

JOHN VAN MATER. 
The New York Journal, No. 1578, April i, 1773 

To be sold at private sale, any time before the first of May 
next, and if not sold then, to let; 

A LARGE convenient well built dwelling-house, with 
four rooms on a floor, and an entry through the middle, 
with a convenient back kitchen and a good well near the 
door : Pleasantly situated in the town of Newark, near 
the middle of said town, with four acres of good mowing 
ground well watered, and a large barn and stable, all in 
good repair. For further particulars enquire of Ebenezer 
Baldwin, near the premises, or the subscriber at Prince- 
Town, who will give an indisputable title for the same. 

ELIAS BALDWIN. 

NEW- YORK, April 5. The Ship Hope, Capt. Stewart, 
mentioned in our last to be ashore at Amboy, got off last 
Thursday, and after receiving some little Repairs, will 
proceed on her Voyage for Dublin. 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST. ] PORT of RHODE-ISLAND, March 
29. | ... Speedwell, French, from Egg-Harbour. 

ISAAC VAN DERBEEK, 

WHO was the second person that offered his services 
to the publick, with a stage waggon from Hackinsack to 



476 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

Powles Hook, flatters himself that his former behaviour, 
and the performance of his horses, is a sufficient recom- 
mendation to the publick for the expectation of his future 
services, which he is determined to continue with as 
much, if not more diligence and care, than heretofore, 
having provided himself with a new waggon, very 
genteelly finished, sufficient to carry fourteen or fifteen 
passengers with comfort. 

The publick will be able to judge of the truth of Mr. 
Buskirk's asserting his waggon being the best, and more 
commodious than any of the others; and it is thought he 
might have spared the reflection of fair-weather Birds, as 
he was the first person that proposed to decline the publick 
service during the winter season. Persons who incline 
to reflect, should carefully look back to see if it could not 
be brought home to themselves, which if it can, must 
make them look ridiculous in the eyes of the world. 

It is proposed to begin riding with this waggon on 
Thursday the 8th of this instant. Due attendance will be 
given at Hackinsack, every Thursday morning, at six 
o'clock, and at two in the afternoon of the same day, at 
Powles-Hook, during the season. Persons inclining to 
encourage this useful plan, are desired to govern them- 
selves accordingly. 

N. B. Baggage will be carried at a reasonable rate, 
and with the utmost care; and persons inclining to ride 
in the country any day in the week (Thursdays excepted) 
may be served at half an hours warning. The New York 
Gazette; and The Weekly Mercury, No. 1119, April 5, 
1773- 

TO COVER THIS SEASON, 

THE FAMOUS GREY HORSE 

NORTHUMBERLAND, 

(Commonly called the IRISH HORSE) 
AT Forty-five Shillings the Season, and Twenty-two 



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and Six-pence the single Leap, Money to be paid before 
the Mares are taken away, or Three Pounds, to wait one 
Year: He is full Fifteen Hands Two Inches high, free 
from all Blemishes, and is allowed by all Judges, to be the 
best made Horse ever imported; he was bred by Lord 
MAZARINE, and got by the famous Horse, BUSTARD, out 
of a Daughter of Old CRAB, Grand Dam by Old Babram ; 
he is a Brother to FREEMASON, and Lord MONT EAGLE'S 
famous Horse Botton, who kept the Course of Kildare, 
in Ireland, for three Years successively; his performances 
in England, Ireland and America, are well known to all 
Sportsmen; he is very sure, and his Colts are allowed to 
be the best made of any in America. He is kept at JOHN 
HART'S, Esq; in Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, where 
good Pastures for Mares are provided at a moderate 
Price. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 325, April 5, 
1773- 

For the Encouragement of the Breed of good HORSES, 

THE subscriber hath purchased that noted full blooded 
horse, called THE TRUE BRITON, formerly kept by Cap- 
tain Heard, and Mr. Waters, at Woodbridge, East- 
Jersey, to COVER at the subscriber's stables this season in 
Woodberry, Gloucester county, about 9 miles below 
Philadelphia, at the small rate of Four Dollars the single 
leap, Three Pounds the season, or Five Pounds Eight 
Shillings to ensure a foal. The money to be paid at the 
expiration of the season or before. Good pastures will be 
provided for the MARES, at Two Shillings and Six-pence 
per week, and proper care taken of them, by 

JEHU WOOD, Innkeeper, in Woodberry. 

The True Briton is a most beautiful lively brown, 15 
hands high, and is reckoned by the best judges of horses 
in America, to be the strongest and best made horse on 



478 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

the continent to get colts for either gears, saddle or run- 
ning, as he hath got a large number of the smartest colts 
of any half bloods in the Jerseys or Pennsylvania, and is 
now in most excellent order. It would be needless to say 
anything of his pedigree or stock, as it hath been so well 
and so often ascertained heretofore. 

To BE SOLD, 

That most agreeably situated and valuable farm (late 
Mr. Saltar's) in New Jersey, where the subscriber now 
lives, on the river Delaware, about two miles below 
Trenton Falls ; the farm contains about 360 acres of land, 
154 of which are excellent low meadow in full improve- 
ment, and divided in eight several fields, well fenced, and 
the whole dry enough for any kind of grain, or hemp, for 
which the soil seems particularly adapted; the cleared 
upland contains about 120 acres, properly divided, and in 
good fence; the remainder is very good wood and timber- 
land, a very fine out-lot, or range for cattle and horses, 
both above, and on the river below; the orchard is large, 
thrifty, and of the best grafted fruit, both for cyder and 
house use; the garden is large, neat, well inclosed, and 
stored with a variety of the best table fruit. The house, 
barn, stables and out-houses, are all in good repair; a 
large quantity of hay, with about 70 acres of wheat, 
barley, and rye, in the ground, will also be disposed of; 
together with several valuable farming Negroes, men, 
women, and children, breeding mares, of the best kind, a 
number of horses, young and old, about 100 head of 
cattle, several pair of working oxen, sheep, hogs, and 
farming utensils of all kinds, &c. boats, and a fishing net, 
there being some valuable fisheries on the river, within 
the lines, and the navigation coming up to the very banks, 
will always render the transporting any produce to Phila- 
delphia market extremely convenient and easy. 



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The elegant situation of this place, and the noble pros- 
pect it commands, both for extent of view, as well as lawn 
and water scene, must ever recommend it as a seat to any 
gentleman of taste, and for .sport none excels, particularly 
for the gun and angling in the different seasons; many 
other advantages attend it, both as a valuable and profit- 
able farm, as well as genteel seat, that are too numerous 
to be described here, and better understood on a view of 
the premises. If the purchase-money be well secured; 
the whole, or any part, may remain eight or ten years, if 
agreeable or more. WILLIAM PIDGEON. 

Bow-Hill, April 2, 1773. 

THIRTY DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN away from the subscriber, the I3th of March last, 
a Negroe man slave, named Brit, is the same fellow that 
the Salmons has had at Wyoming for 3 years, he is a 
very stout well made fellow, near 6 feet high, about 33 
years of age; had on, when he went away, a red great 
coat, half worn, a blue coat, and a blue kersey jacket, 
with flat white metal buttons, buckskin breeches, black 
and white stockings; he can read and write, and it is 
supposed he will forge a pass. Whoever will secure him 
in Philadelphia or Easton goals, so that his master may 
get him again shall have the above reward, and all 
reasonable charges for bringing him to the subscriber, 
near Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey. Whoever takes 
him up are desired to be very careful in pinioning him, 
as he will undoubtedly make his escape if he can. All 
persons are forbid harbouring or entertaining said slave, 
as they will do it at their peril; he is supposed to be gone 
in the back parts of Pennsylvania, to Shamokin or 
Wyoming, where he is well known ; he -was seen to cross 
Delaware the Monday after he run away. 

JACAMIAH SMITH. 



480 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

New-Jersey, April 7, 1773. 

WHEREAS it has been reported, that I WILLIAM BOUYA, 
Carpenter and House Joiner, have two Wives in New- 
Jersey, and disown them. . . . Notice is hereby 
given to any Woman, who may pretend to be my lawful 
Wife, to prove her marraige to me, before the Judge of 
the Court, or some Alderman, and publish the same in 
this Gazette, any time within six months from the Date 
hereof, otherwise I shall alter my condition. 

WILLIAM BOUYA. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2311, April 7, 
1773- 



PHILADELPHIA. 



LIST of PREMIUMS for the year 1773, 
to be given \ by the Managers of the Contributions for 
promoting the Culture of Silk in the Province of Penn- 
sylvania, subject to the fol- lowing Conditions on the 
part of the Claimants, viz. | . . . 

PRICES FOR THE YEAR 1773- 

Besides the encouragement offered above, the Man- 
agers hereby agree to give the following prices for 
Cocoons raised in either the province of Pennsylvania, 
New-Jersey, or Maryland, or the Three Lower Counties 
on Delaware, viz. 

For all merchantable Cocoons of the First Crop 
brought to the Filiature before the I5th of July THREE 
SHILLINGS per pound, from thence to the 25th of the 
same month THREE SHILLINGS and SIX-PENCE, from 
thence to the 5th of August, FOUR SHILLINGS, from thence 
to the 25th of the same month, FOUR SHILLINGS and SIX- 
PENCE, and from thence to the end of the season, FIVE 
SHILLINGS, or FIVE SHILLINGS AND SIX-PENCE, if extra- 
ordinary good, and thoroughly dried. For Cocoons of 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 

the Second Crop a price in proportion to their quality and 
dryness. 

By order of the Board of Managers, 

JOHN KAIGHN Secretary. 

\. 

PHILADELPHIA & NEW-YORK STAGE-COACHES, To 

ply constantly in the Summer and Winter, and to begin 
on Tuesday the I3th of April, 1773. 

The first sets off from John Little's at the Indian 
Queen tavern, at or before sun rising on every Tuesday 
and Friday to Prince-town, where the New- York coach 
meets and exchanges passengers, 'and returns to Phila- 
delphia the next days. The New York coach (of conse- 
quence) sets out from Capt. Ellsworths at Powles Hook 
Ferry, opposite New- York, and returns on the same days 
the Philadelphia coach does ; so as to perform the whole 
journey in two days from either city to the other; at the 
moderate fare of 4 Dollars to each passenger, one half to 
be paid at entering their names. Outside passengers to 
pay 20 shillings currency. Baggage of one stone weight 
to each passenger allowed, and to pay Two Pence per 
pound over. 

The PUBLIC may depend on the strictest care and 
punctuality in the persons concerned in this arduous 
undertaking, being the first attempt of the kind in 
America. The carriages are in compleat order, and 4 
setts of excellent horses with sober and good coachmen 
are provided by the Public's obliging Servants, CHARLES 
BESSNOT, & Co. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1583, 
April 7, 1773. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of 
common pleas, at Newtown, in and for the county 
of Sussex: Notice is hereby given to the respective 
creditors of John Baptist and William Cook insolvent 

31 



482 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMEN1S. 

debtors, to shew cause (if any they have) on Tuesday the 
25th day of May next, at two of the clock in the after- 
noon of the said day, at the court-house at Newtown. in 
the county of Sussex aforesaid, before Hugh Hughs and 
Nathaniel Pettit, Esqrs. two of the judges of said court 
why an assignment of the said debtors estate should not 
be made, and they thereupon discharged, agreeable to the 
directions of a late act of the Governor, Council, and 
General Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, entitled, 
An Act for the relief of insolvent debtors. 

American Company's Iron Works, March 12, 1773. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, to all those in- 
debted to the American Company, by bond, note, 
book, debt, or otherwise, at RINGWOOD, LONG-POND, and 
CHARLOTTEBURG works, or elsewhere, that ROBERT 
ERSKINE, the present manager, the company's agents in 
New- York, or such person or persons as he or they shall 
appoint, are alo^ie authorized to receive debts due to the 
company, and to give proper discharges for the same. 
Whoever therefore shall pay any debts or ballances to any 
other person, will, undoubtedly, be sued for the same 
again, by ROBERT ERSKINE. 

The New-York Gazette, and The Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1117, March 22, 1773. 

To be sold at public vendue, on Wednesday the 2ist day 
of April inst. 

THE well known excellent farm of John Young, 
situate in Buckshear- Valley, adjoining the Green- 
Pond Mountain, in the township of Roxbury, in the 
county of Morris; on which farm is a convenient small 
dwelling-house, a good barn, and contains about 240 
acres of choice arable meadow, timber and pasture land, 
with a beautiful small river of water running through the 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 483 

said plantation, within a few rods from the house: It is 
very advantageously situated for the raising of cattle of 
all kinds, from the benefit of a most extensive range of 
unimproved lands adjoining it, and the very best market 
may be had at the door, for all kinds of produce, from 
its contiquity to the iron- works; the payments will be 
made very easy to the purchaser, as upon proper security 
being given, little or none of the money will be wanted; 
and an indisputable [title] will be given by John Young, 
the present owner; of whom for farther particulars 
enquire, or of Samuel Tuthill, or William D. Hart, 
Esquires, at Morris-town. 

To be SOLD, 

A Very good plantation lying in Hanover, in the 
County of Morris, very pleasantly situated upon a 
very public road, that leads from Newark to Morris- 
Town, and adjoining to the Rev. Mr. Green's Meeting- 
house; said plantation contains one hundred and fifty, 
acres of choice good land; there can be cut thirty turns 
of hay yearly, and much more meadow ground can be 
easily cleared; the plow land is very good, and clear from 
stone, and also a sufficiency of timber for the use of the 
place: There is a good house, barn and orchard on the 
same. Any person inclining to purchase, may have it on 
very reasonable terms, and a good title will be given by 
the subscriber, who lives on the premises. 

MATHEW MOORES. 

Somerset-County. ) T~) Y order of the judges of 

New-Jersey, | J_)the court of common pleas 

of said county, Notice is hereby given to all the creditors 
of Elijah Peniton, and Andrew Tone, two insolvent 
debtors, to shew cause (if any they have) before Walter 
Livingston, and Peter Schenck, Esquires, or any two 



484 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

judges of said county, on Wednesday the 2ist day of 
April, at Millstone court-house, why an assignment of the 
said debtors estates should not bfc made to assignees, for 
the use of the creditors, and they be discharged from their 
confinement, agreeable to an act of the general assembly 
of said province, made for the relief of insolvent debtors. 

To be sold on Tuesday the 2Oth of April, at public vendue 
on the premises, or any time before at private sale. 

THAT pleasant situated house and lot of ground at 
Newark, on Passaick-river, belonging to John Low, 
Esq; and opposite Capt. Kennedy's, the house is 56 feet 
front, and 36 feet deep, built of stone, the walls remark- 
ably strong, well finished and in good repair, the con- 
veniences are too many to be enumerated : A large barn, 
cyder mill, garden and an orchard remarkable for mak- 
ing the best cyder, 200 barrels having been made in a 
plentiful season; the lot contains about 2.2.V~, acres, in 
which is a goo<3 piece of mowing ground. Also to be sold, 
another stone-house about 10 rods from the large house, 
having four rooms on a floor, a good garden and other 
conveniences; there is also belonging to the premises, a 
wharf and store house 42 feet by 28. There is a constant 
communication by boats going and coming to and from 
New- York : The whole will be sold together or separate, 
as may best suit the purchaser. Enquire of J. Low, on 
the premises, or Abraham Duryee, in New- York. 

N. B. The above has been advertised at greater length 
in this paper in September last. Supplement to the New- 
York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1120, April 
12, 1773. 

NEW-YORK, April 12. Last Monday Afternoon the 
House of Mr. George Moore, at Middle-Brook, Somerset 
County, East-New-Jersey, Took Fire, and in 3 hours 



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Time was entirely consumed, with all the Plate and Fur- 
niture. This unfortunate Gentleman by this Accident is 
reduced to poverty. 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST. | PORT OF RHODE-ISLAND, April 
5. Arrived. . . . Van Emburg, New-Jersey. . . . 

DELAWARE LOTTERY. 

FOR the Sale of Lands belonging to the Earl of Stirling, 
in the Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey. 

The Public may be assured that this Lottery will begin 
drawing the 2Oth of May next. 

Orders for Tickets, sent to the Hon. James Parker, or 
Stephen Skinner, Esqrs, at Perth Amboy; Elias Boudi- 
not, Esq; or Mr. John Blanchard, at Elizabeth-Town; 
Isaac Ogden, Esq; at Newark; Mr. Verdine Elsworth. at 
Powles-Hook; Doctor Cockran, or James Hude, Esq; at 
New-Brunswick; or the usual Places in the City of New- 
York, will be forwarded. 

A Recapitulation of the PRIZES. 

No. of Prizes. Value of each Prize. Total. 

i of 6100 o o is 6100 o o 

i 3400 o o is 3400 o o 

i loco o o is looo o o 

i 855 12 o is 855 12 o 

i 684 16 o is 684 16 o 

894 Land Prizes 41506 7 6 

1518 Cash, do. at .5 each, 759 o o 

i Do. to Balance, i 12 6 



2413 Prizes. .49,100 o o 

9862 Blanks. 



12275 Tickets, at .4. New- } 

York Currency, or 465. }- .49,100 o o 

Sterl. or 10 Dols. each, is J 



486 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

The large Scheme, containing all the Particulars, may 
be seen at any of the Places abovementioned. The New- 
York Gazette; and The Weekly Mercury, No. 1120, 
April 12, 1773. 

STOLEN, 

From the subscriber, living in Greenwich township, 
Gloucester county, on the 2d instant (April) 

A DARK BAY HORSE, about thirteen and a half hands 
high, has a white spot on the near side of his back, his 
sides worn with the traces, long bushy mane and foretop, 
only one shoe on, has formerly had the pole evil, trots, 
paces and gallops, and was taken away in a blind halter. 
Whoever takes up said horse and delivers him to the 
owner, shall have TWENTY SHILLINGS reward; nnd if both 
horse and thief, THREE POUNDS paid by 

JOHN NEWELL. 



THE FLYING MACHINE, j KEPT BY 



CHARLES EES- 



SONETT, at BRISTOL, 

SETS out on Mondays and Thursdays from the house of 
WILLIAM DIBLEY, at the Cross Keys, the corner of Chest- 
nut and Third-streets, Philadelphia, and proceeds to 
Princeton the same days, where it meets the New- York 
Stage, exchanges passengers, and returns on Tuesdays 
and Fridays. All gentlemen and ladies, that please to 
favour me with their custom, may depend on the best 
usage, from the public's humble servant, 

Charles Bessonett. 
N. B. Goods and passengers carried as usual. 

Roads Town, April 5, 1773. 

THE SUBSCRIBER takes this method to acquaint his 
friends, and the public in general, that he hath bought, 



I 773l NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 487 

and moved to, the public-house in Roads Town, Cumber- 
land County, New-Jersey, (lately occupied by Mr. Daniel 
Maskell) and drives a stage- waggon from thence weekly 
to the city of Philadelphia, setting off from the said public- 
house every Tuesday morning, drives to Mr. William 
Cooper's, and crosses to the New Ferry; and returns from 
Philadelphia home again on Thursdays, performing each 
journey in a day : He likewise drives said stage to Bridge 
Town, to Mr. Daniel Taylor's, inn-keeper, every Monday 
afternoon and Friday' morning, to receive and carry orders 
and passengers to and from thence. The milage or 
freight as follows, viz. for passengers to or from Phila- 
delphia the whole distance, five shillings and six-pence; 
for any shorter distance, one penny half-penny per mile; 
for any sort of goods or heavy luggage four shillings and 
six-pence per hundred weight ; news-papers will be carried 
at two shillings and six-pence a year, and letters four- 
pence a piece. Those who please to favour him with their 
commands, or company, may depend on civil treatment 
and the best of usage, by 

The Public's very humble servant. 

DAVID MILLS. 
The Pennsylvania Packet. No. 77. April 12, 1773. 

To BE SOLD, 

A COUNTRY HOUSE, pleasantly situated on the Banks of 
the River Delaware, on the Jersey Side, two short Miles 
above the City of Burlington; the House is neatly painted, 
outside and inside, and from the Piazza, in Front, there is 
a View of the Borough of Bristol. Thirty Acres of Land 
belong to it, including an Orchard, and good Fishing and 
Fowling. This Villa might be very convenient for Per- 
sons attending the Bristol Bath, or would be an agreeable 
Place of occasional Retirement for a Philadelphia Gentle- 



488 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

man of Fortune; the Price is 200!. ready Money. Apply 
to RICHARD SMITH, at Burlington. 

For Sale also, 36 Acres of Land, lying on both Sides of 
Salem Road, two Miles South of the City aforesaid; the 
Price lool. Apply as above. 

Gloucester County, April 6, 1773. 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, to all the Creditors of 
JACOB LONG, of the said County, that they are requested 
to meet the Subscriber, at John Shaw's, on the I5th Day 
of May next, and to bring in their Accounts against .the 
said Jacob Long, in order that the Debts due to each 
Creditor may be examined and ascertained, by 

GEORGE VANLEER, Assignee. 

WENT away, on the 5th instant, from his place of abode, 
in Greenwich township, Gloucester county. West New- 
Jersey, and absconded from his bail, a certain EDWARD 
MURPHY, a native of Ireland, by trade a shoemaker, and 
works left-handed, appears to be about 21 years old, a 
likely well-set fellow, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, 
smooth face, thin beard, fair complexion, dark curled hair, 
and stammers in his speech; had on and took with him, a 
half worn beaver hat, without loops, black silk handker- 
chief, a cross-barred blue and white ditto, two white 
shirts, brown saggathy coat and jacket, a brown cloth 
under jacket, a pair of new brown cloth breeches, a pair 
of cotton stockings, two pair of worsted ditto, a pair of 
black grain neats leather pumps, old shoes, two pair of 
silver buckles, and a budget of shoemakers tools; and as 
he went away in a clandestine manner, it is supposed he 
has taken sundry things which did not belong to him. 
Whoever takes up said Murphy, and brings him back, or 
secures him in any goal, so as he may be brought to jus- 



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tice, shall receive Forty Shillings reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

SAMUEL NICHOLSON. 

He has been seen since about the Drawbridge, in Phila- 
delphia. 

THIRTY SHILLINGS Reward. 

RUN AWAY, the $th of this instant April, from the sub- 
scriber in Willing}) or ough, Burlington county, a servant 
lad, born in the north of Ireland, named ADAM WATT, 
about 21 years of age; he is about 5 feet 7 inches 
high, stoops a little, of a dark completion like an Indian, 
has lank black hair, speaks very broad; had on a bearskin 
coat, striped caiimancoe jacket, old black breeches, hob- 
nailed shoes, Russia sheeting shirt; carried with him a 
striped shirt, two white ones, a pair of lincey trowsers, 
white ditto, and a pair of hob-nailed shoes. Whoever 
takes up said servant, and secures him, so as his master 
may have him again, shall have the above reward, and rea- 
sonable charges, paid by 

THOMAS LYELL 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No.. 2312, April 14, 
1773- 

THE Members of the New-Jersey Medical Society are 
desired to remember, that their next meeting is on Tues- 
day the i ith of May, at the Widow Voorhees's at the sign 
of the White Hall. New-Brunswick. 

THOMAS WIGGINS, Secretary. 
The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 78, April 19. 1773. 

NEW- YORK, April 19. Yesterday Capt. Foster arrived 
here in a Small Schooner from Cape-May; and the Snow 
Earl of Halifax Packet, Captain Bolderson, in 9 Week? 
with the February Mail from Falmouth. . . . 



49 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST PORT of RHODE ISLAND, April 
12. | Arrived. . . . Atwood, Egg-Harbeur; . . . 
Vredenburgh, New-Jersey. . . . 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas, held at Newark, in and 'for the county of Essex, 
notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of 
Thomas Winter, Thomas Jacobs, Jonathan Higgins, and 
Elias Kint, insolvent debtors, now confined for debt in the 
goal of the county of Essex, that the said creditors appear 
before two of the judges of the said court, on Monday the 
1 7th day of May next, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at 
the court-house in Newark aforesaid, to shew cause, (if 
any they have) why the said prisoners should not be dis- 
charged from their imprisonment, agreeable to the direc- 
tions of a late act of the governor, council, and general 
assembly of the province of New-Jersey, passed in the 
1 2th year of his present Majesty's reign, entitled, "An 
act for the relief of insolvent debtors." 

SAMUEL OGDEN, 

MANUFACTURES in the best manner, at his works in 
Booneton; bar-iron for rudders, grist-mills, and saw- 
mills; share moulds, large and small, square and flat iron 
'of all sizes; and also cart, waggon and chair tire; which 
he will deliver at New- York on the most reasonable terms, 
drawn agreeable to any given directions, immediately after 
application made there for, to him at said works or to Air. 
Nicholas Hoffman, merchant, in New-York. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas, held at Perth-Amboy, in and for the county of 
Middlesex, notice is hereby given to the respective 
creditors of Dennis Combes, insolvent debtor, now con- 
fined for debt in the goal of the county of Middlesex, that 



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the said creditors appear before Stephen Skinner, and 
Jonathan Frazy, on Saturday the first day of May next, 
at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the house of Aliza Don- 
ham, of the said county, to shew cause, (if any they have) 
why the said prisoner should not be discharged from his 
imprisonment agreeable to the late act of the governor, 
council, and general assembly of the colony of New- 
jjersey, passed in the twelfth year of his Majesty's reign 
entitled, "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors. "~ 
The New-York Gazette; and The Weekly Mercury, No. 
1 121, April 19, 1773. 

BROKE out of Gloucester Goal, on the Evening of the 
3d of this instant April. OSBORNE FLIN, about 5 Feet 5 
Inches high, a well set Fellow, of a fresh Complexion, 
full-faced, with brown Hair tied behind : Had on, when 
he went away, a blue lappelled Jacket, and a white Swan- 
skin ditto, a white Russia Sheeting Shirt, plush Breeches, 
blue Yarn Stockings, old Shoes, with Brass Buckles. 
Whoever takes up the said Flin, shall receive THIRTY 
SHILLINGS Reward, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

RICHARD JOHNSON, Coaler. 

RUN away, the 6th of this instant April, from the Sub- 
scriber, living in Middletown, Chester County, an Appren- 
tice Lad, named JACOB LIPPENCOTT, about 5 Feet 8 Inches 
high, of a sandy Complexion, with thin curled Hair, and 
thin Visage, a down Look, and slow Motion; is about 19 
Years of Age: Had on, and took with him. one brown 
Jacket, lined with red Flannel, one Cotton and Worsted 
Ditto, one old blue Calimancoe Ditto, a new Felt Hat. an 
old Pair of Leather Breeches, a Pair of striped Linen 
Trowsers, and two coarse Shirts, woolen Stockings, and 
old Shoes, with Silver Buckles, with one broken Rim : 
He took his Opportunity when his Master and Mistress, 



49 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [*773 

and most of the Family were abroad, to open the Desk, 
and take out his Indentures; he has near two Years to 
serve, has a Mother living near Moore's Town, in the 
Jerseys, and is likely to have gone that Way; he was 
bound to me, by the Consent of his Guardian, Abraham 
Hewlings, who is one of the Witnesses to his Indentures, 
that he has taken away. Whoever takes up and secures 
said Apprentice, so that his Master may have him again, 
shall have THREE POUNDS Reward, and reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

FREDERICK ENGLE 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2313, April 21, 
1773- 

NEW YORK, April 22. Sunday Capt. Foster arrived 
here in a Small Schooner from Cape May. The New- 
York Journal, No. 1381, April 22, 1773. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the GE NERAL POST-OFFICE, 

New- York, April 5, | 1773. | . . . 

[L.J Charles Loveland, Egg-harbour. 

[S.] . . . Thomas Stralford, Thomas Skinner, 
Charles Sharp, David Shadell, Judith Shinglewood, Cours 
Pours Styveson, Bergen County; 

Hereby NOTICE is given, 

To the Trustees of Queen's College, in 

New-Jersey ; 

THAT a Meeting of said Trustees is to be held at New- 
Brunswick, in the House belonging to the said Trustees, 
on Tuesday the i8th of May next, at Ten o' Clock in the 
Forenoon. The Gentlemen Trustees are desired punctu- 
ally to attend at the Time and Place aforesaid. 

April 17, 1773. JACOB R. HARDENBERG, Clerk. 



I773J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 493 

WANTED, 

BY many of the inhabitants of Roxbury, in Morris 
County, East New-Jersey, in the capacity of a SCHOOL- 
MASTER, a person of SOBRIETY and DILIGENCE, capable of 
teaching reading, writing and arithmetick. Such a per- 
son, well recommended, will meet with good encourage- 
ment. Apply to Augustine Reid, or John Start, at 
Roxbury above-mentioned. The New-York Gazette; and 
The Weekly Mercury, A^o. 1122, April 26, 1773. 

Philadelphia, April 28, 1773. 

TO BE SOLD, 

At the London Coffee-House, on the loth Day of May 
next at Six o' Clock in the Evening, if not sold before 
by private j Sale, 

A LOT of GROUND, situate on the South Side of Chest- 
nut-street, nearly opposite to John Dickenson, Esquire's, 
containing in Breadth, on said Street, 24 Feet, and 
extending back, to a Street called George-street, about 235 
Feet. Any Person, inclining to purchase may know the 
Terms, by applying to RICHARD S. SMITH, Merchant, in 
Arch-street, between Front and Second-streets, Phila- 
delphia, or the Subscriber, in Springfield, New- Jersey. 

JAMES SMITH, junior. 

PHILADELPHIA, April 28. Captain Leathers, from 
Newberry, on the I7th Instant, off Egg-Harbour, Spoke a 
Brig, from Cayenne for New York; and on the iQth, Cap- 
tain Leathers met with a very heavy Gale of Wind off 
Cape May; he not having a Pilot on board, and being un- 
acquainted with the Bay ; was very near foundering, and 
for the Preservation of the Vessel and Cargoe, he was 
obliged to clear his Decks, and heave most Part of his 
Lumber overboard. 



494 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

Burlington Goal, in Neiv-Jersey, April 24, 1773. 
WHEREAS I, the subscriber, by my own foolishness, am 
indebted 28 : 7 : 6. besides a trifle here for diet, and, as I 
must indent myself, I am desirous to engage and work it 
out; I was brought up a farmer, and count myself as able 
as most at any work, and very healthy, this country born, 
about 25 years of age, should be glad to go into Pennsyl- 
vania to answer my redemption money, and am willing to 
serve three years and upwards. Any person inclining to 
purchase me, should be glad they would write to Daniel 
Ellis, Esq; Sheriff of said county, and know the terms, 

WILLIAM GIBSON. 
THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN away, on Sunday morning last, from the sub- 
scriber, living in Gloucester township, Gloucester county, 
an Irish servant boy, named JOHN GULDEN, about 5 feet 
4 inches high, thick and well set, had on, when he went 
away, an old blue 1 duffil upper jacket, a striped waistcoat 
underneath, a pair of old leather breeches, broken between 
the legs, blue yarn stockings, and half worn shoes; has a 
pretty broad face, with straight brown hair, and speaks 
good English. 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 the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, paid by 

PETER CHEESMAN 

Philadelphia, April 26, 1773. 

LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office, Phila- 
delphia, April 5, 1773. 
A. Mary Anson, Woolwich, New- Jersey. 
C. Hugh Cawperthwaite, New- Jersey. 
M. Andrew M'Callam (2) Salem. 
O. Samuel Okson, New- Jersey. 



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P. Mary Potts, Mount-Holly. 
S. David Schillinger, Cape May. 
T. Thomas Tormy, Mount-Holly. 
W. John Wilkinson, Wrights-Town. 

-The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2314, April 28, 
1773- 

Newton, April 20, 1773. 
To be SOLD by the SUBSCRIBER, 

A GRIST-MILL and SAW-MILL, with two pair of stones, 
one burr the other country, every thing is in good order 
for country or merchant business, pleasantly situated in 
'Newton-Winsor, a fine stand for business on a never- 
failing stream; a good house and kitchen, two store- 
houses, a good barn : Also another good house and 
blacksmith's shop on said premises ; a fine young Orchard, 
about fifty or sixty acres of excellent land almost all 
meadow, and will be sold for ready money cheap. 

JOHN BAINBRIDGE. 

THREE POUNDS REWARD. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber about six weeks ago, a 
servant man named JOHN WELLS, a taylor by trade : Had 
on when he went away, a blue suit of broad- cloth new, 
black hair, and dark eyes; about five feet seven inches 
high, rather thin than fat, pretty talkative when merry, 
has a scar or bump on the middle of his nose, hurt about 
a year ago by a fall or blow. He says he is a New- 
England man. Whoever takes up and secures said 
servant, so that his master may have him again, shall have 
the above reward, paid by 

JOHN BAINBRIDGE. 

Newton, April 20, 1773. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1586 April 28, 
1773- 



496 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

SCHEME of a LOTTERY, 



TO raise the Sum of Five Hundred and Forty Five 
Pounds, New- York Money, for the Benefit of the Presby- 
terian Society at SPRINGFIELD, in East New-Jersey. To 
be drawn in Seperate Classes, as follows : 



i Prize of 

i 

2 

4 

10 . 
20 

40 . 
924 



FIRST CLASS 

80 Dollars 
50 

25 
14 

8 . 

4 

2 
I 



is 80 Dollars 

50 
50 

56 
. 80 

80 

. 80 
924 



1 002 Prizes) 1400 

1998 Blanks) . Carried to the 2d Class 100 



3000 Tickets at Half a Dollar each is 1500 Dollars 

SECOND CLASS 



i Prize of 


150 Dollars 


is 150 Dollars 


i 


IOO 


IOO 


2 . 


. 50 


IOO 


2 


30 


60 


7 - ', 


. 20 . 


140 


20 


IO 


200 


60 . 


. 4 . 


240 


915 


2 


I8 3 



1008 Prizes) 



2820 



992 Blanks) Carried to the 3d Class 180 



3000 Tickets at a Dollar each, is 



3000 Dollars 



17731 NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 497 

THIRD CLASS 

1 Prize of 250 Dollars is 250 Dollars 

2 . . 100 . . 200 , 
4 . . . 50 . . . 200 

8 . . 30 ... 240 

13 . . 20 . . . 260 

30 . . 16 480 

60 . . . 8 . . .480 

890 . . 3 2670 



1008 Prizes) 
1992 Blanks) 



3000 Tickets at a Dollar and a Half each, is 4500 Dollars 
Brought from the First and Second Classes 280 



4780 

Subject to a Deduction of Fifteen per Cent. 

To be drawn under the Inspection of /. /. Dayton, Esq: 
Capt. Jacob Brookfield, Mr. James Campbell, Mr. Samuel 
Meeker, Doctor Jonathan Dayton, Mr. Joseph Halsey, 
and Mr. Joshua Horton. They propose drawing the First 
Class without fail, the First Monday in May, the Second, 
the First Monday in July, and the Third, the First Mon- 
day September. 

The Church is inclosed, but Money is wanting to finish 
it. The good People of this Country are therefore 
earnestly ir^reated to contribute their Assistance that the 
Tickets may be immediately disposed of, and the Inhabit- 
ants assemble together for the Performance of Divine 
Worship. The very great Demand for Tickets, will 
enable the Managers to draw the Second and Third 
Classes, in much less time than above mentioned. 

To be SOLD, or LET, 
A Small Farm at Second River in New- Jersey, nearly 

32 



498 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

opposite the Plantation late of Col. John Schuyler 
deceased, it is pleasantly Situated upon a Public Road and 
fronting a River, there are four good rooms in the house 
and about 14 acres of land in the farm; . . . Any 
person inclining to purchase or hire may apply to White- 
head Hicks in New- York or Garrat Thiboss in Newark. 
Rivington's New-York Gazette, No. 2, April 29, 1773. 

London, | Feb. 24. Mr. Mackworth offered to present 
a petition to the House of Commons from the hatters of 
New- York. The purport of it, as explained by Mr. 
Mackworth, was to amend and explain an act of the 6th 
of his present Majesty, which by its present construction, 
prevented the importers of hats from England from send- 
ing them into any other colony than 'where they were 
landed. This, he said, he was sure could never be the 
intent of the act; he therefore moved, that the petition 
might be received, and this mistake rectified, which was 
never intended by the legislature. 

He was strongly opposed by two or three country 
gentlemen, who said that they understood there was a 
very flourishing manufacture of that kind already estab- 
lished at New-York; that by taking off the present pro- 
hibition, the parties concerned and interested in this 
application would have an opportunity of selling their 
hats to the other colonies; that this would consequently 
affect our home manufactures, and lessen the consumption 
exported; that an attempt of this kind had been made 
before, they believed, by the same principles, fhough con- 
trary to the sense of some of their constituents, who did 
not perceive clearly the drift of the application; and that, 
on every occasion of the same nature, it should be ever 
a rule with the House never to consent to any proposition 
which might tend to introduce, or encourage, any manu- 
facture in America that was already established in this 
country, as it should be the invariable policy of Great 






T 773l NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 499 

Britain to take the raw materials from the Americans, and 
to oblige them to take our manufactures in return. 

Mr. Mackworth persisted in his former intentions. He 
said that the opposition now adverted to was to give 
leave for the exportation of hats from the American 
colonies to Jamaica, and the rest of the West Indies, and 
dwelt greatly on the hardships such of the North Ameri- 
cans must suffer as had not a direct communication with 
Great Britain, particularly the two Jersies, who were 
respectively supplied with all their goods of the manufac- 
ture of Great Britain by the way of New-York and Phila 
delphia. 

Mr. Dysun remarked, that applications of this kind 
shou'd be attended to with great caution; that they fre- 
quently were the effects of interested motives; that it was 
easier to resist them in the first instance, than prevent 
them from getting through the House when they once got 
an entrance there; that the proofs of the intentions of 
those who promoted them, were often with great difficulty 
discriminated, when the parties, immediately to be 
affected, were not properly prepared; and on the whole, 
that he perfectly coincided with the Gentlemen over the 
way; that good policy forbad complying with any request 
which might lead to encourage the Americans to work up 
their raw materials, either as tending to raise the price of 
those materials at home, or lessen the demand for our 
manufactures in the colonies. Full confirmation in everv 
particular of the same sentiments came from the Chair, 
with this addition, that the present matter was exactly 
similar to the petition relative to the steel manufacture, 
would be equally hurtful, and cause to the full as great an 
uproar when known. 

Mr. Mackworth did not give up his claim to be heard, 
and the matter still remains undetermined, w r hether or not 
the petition shall be received. 



5OO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

Governor Pownall It appears extraordinary to me 
that the Crown should employ Agents to the Colonies. 
I do not mean to object to the motion, but merely to en- 
quire into it. The Agents appointed by the Colonies, I 
know, act as a species of Ambassadors to the Court of 
Great-Britain; and I have the honour of being employed 
in that capacity; but the Crown corresponds only with the 
Goz f ernors, and can have no use at all for Agents. Tlie 
supplies were voted. 

New-Jersey, ) BY order of the judges of the 

Somerset County, f court of common pleas of said 
county, Notice is hereby given to all the creditors of 
Joseph Dennis, an insolvent debtor, to shew cause (if any 
they have) before Philip Van Home, and Peter Schenck, 
Esqrs, or any two judges of said court, on Saturday th,> 
fifth day of June next, at the court house in said county, 
wny an assignment of the said debtor's estate should not 
be made to assignees for the use of his creditors, and he 
be discharged from his confinement, agreeable to an act of 
the general assembly of said province, made for the relief 
of insolvent debtors. 

THE preparations for the drawing of the Delaware 
Lottery, for the sale of lands belonging to the Earl of 
Stirling, having through some accidents been unexpected- 
ly retarded, the drawing thereof which was fixed for the 
2Oth day of May, is postponed to Monday the I4th day of 
June next, when it will certainly commence. 

The gentlemen with whom tickets were deposited for 
sale, are therefore desired on or before the I2th of June 
next, to return such of them as remain in their hands un- 
sold, to the persons from whom they received the same, 
and to account to them for such as they have disposed of. 
The New York Gazette; and The Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1123, May 3, i?73- 



17731 NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. $01 

Haddonfield, April 26, 1773. 

The Day before Yesterday, about five o'Clock in the 
Afternoon, a Fire broke out in a Shed, adjoining the 
House of Primus Marsh, an ancient Negroe, who for- 
merly belonged to John Estaugh, and is now upwards of 
90 Years of Age, and there being no Body present but 
him and his Wife, the Fire got to a great Height before 
the Town was alarmed, but the Inhabitants attending 
with their Buckets, and there being Water pretty handy, 
the Flames were soon extinguished, without doing any 
considerable Damage to the House. It was occasioned by 
a Crack in the Oven. And Yesterday Morning at Day- 
break,, a Blacksmith's Shop was discovered to be on Fire, 
by a Person who got up a little sooner than common, when 
by alarming the Inhabitants, it was happily extinguished 
zvithout much damage. It was occasioned by the Boy's 
leaving Fire among the Coals when they left Work. 

A SINGLE middle-aged Man, of Address, who taught 
School in England, would be glad of a School, within 20 
or 30 Miles of Philadelphia, in this Province, or any 
where in the Jerseys, or about New- York; reasonable 
Encouragement is expected. He will teach Reading, 
Writing, Vulgar and Decimal Arithmetic, Mensuration 
of Superficies and Solids; Guaging, in all its Branches, 
the Roots and the Use of the Rule. Likewise they may 
be taught Book-Keeping, &c. &c. Or he would superin- 
tend any Gentleman or Merchant's Business. 

*#* He is no Ways *incumbered nor enthralled. En- 
quire of the Printers of this Paper. The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2315, May 5, 1773. 

WE the assignees of the estate of Nathaniel Wade, an 
insolvent debtor: Do hereby give notice to all the creditors 
of the said Nathaniel Wade, to meet at the house of James 
Banks, innholder, in Newark, on Monday the fifth day of 



5O2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

July next, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in order to 
hove their several demands adjusted, that we may be en- 
abled to make a division of what money shall be in our 
hands belonging to said estate. 

J. LONGWORTH, 

J. BANKS. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas, at Freehold, in and for the county of Monmouth, 
notice is hereby given to the creditors of Hugh Taylor, 
an insolvent debtor, to shew cause (if any they have) on 
the first Monday in June next, at 2 o'clock in the after- 
noon of said day, at the court-house at Freehold, in the 
county aforesaid, before John Anderson, John Taylor, 
and James Lawrence, Esqrs., judges of the said court, or 
any two of them, why an assignment of the said debtor's 
estate should not be made, and he discharged, agreeable 
to the directions of a late act of the Governor, Council, 
and General Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, 
entitled, "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors." 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST. . . . VESSELS sailed since 
our last. . . . Ship Hope, Stewart, sailed from Am- 
boy for Liverpool, the ist inst. . . . 

Schooner Dispatch, Capt. Terrell, sailed from Bruns- 
wick, for Madeira, the same Day. 

THIRTY DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber, living at Connecticut 
Farms, near Elizabeth-Town, New- Jersey, the I3th of 
March, a negro man named BRET : He is the same fellow 
the Salmons have had at Weyoming for three years past; 
is stout and well made, near 6 feet high, about 33 years 
old : Had on when he went away, a red great coat half 
worn, a blue coat, and a Kersey jacket of the same colour 



I773J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 503 

with flat white metal buttons, buckskin breeches, and 
black and white stockings. He can read and write, and 
'tis supposed will forge a pass. Whoever takes up and 
secures the said fellow in either Philadelphia or Easton 
goal, so that his master may get him again, shall have the 
above reward, and all reasonable charges for bringing him 
to the subscriber. . . . 'Tis probable he may endeavour 
to get to the Missisippi; and in case taken there, and sent 
to New- York, the above reward will be paid by Hugh 
Gaine. ... If apprehended, unless well secured, he 
will endeavour to make his escape, being strong and very 
artful. Those that harbour said fellow, may depend on 

being prosecuted by 

JECAMIAH SMITH. 

The New-York Gazette; and The Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1124, May 10, 1773. 

FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

RUN away from the subscriber, living at Great Egg 
Harbour, in Gloucester county, West New Jersey, on the 
2Oth of March, a certain negroe man, called PERO, about 
28 years old, five feet eight inches high, hobbles in his 
walk, his left foot having been froze, the great toe of 
which is considerably shorter than the other; had on and 
took with him, a blue duffil great coat, cotton striped 
under jacket, one pair of grey nap trowsers, and one pair 
of white swanskin ditto, much worn, speaks broken Eng- 
lish. Whoever takes up said negroe and secures him in 
any of his Majesty's gaols, so that his master may have 
him again, shall receive the above reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

ELIJAH CLARK. 

Newcastle Gaol, April 28, 1773. 
EIGHTEEN DOLLARS REWARD. 
BROKE out of the gaol of this county on Sunday night 



504 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

last the following persons, to wit. . . . MATTHEW 
SIMPSON, about five feet six inches high, short dark 
brown hair, full faced, fresh complexion, a well made fel- 
low and a notorious rogue; had on an old ragged greyish 
coat, new felt hat, and had an iron collar on his neck when 
he broke goal; he served his time (as he said) in or near 
Lancaster, afterwards became servant to ROBERT JOHN- 
SON, tinker, in Penns Neck, West New Jersey, who sold 
him to ADAM LITTLE, in Kent County, Maryland. . . . 

ROBERT MACK, GAOLER. 

TO BE SOLD BY JOHN KAiGHN, At his store in 
Second- Street, two doors below the Church, | EXCELLENT 
salt petred gammons, hogs lard in kegs, pork in barrels 
and half barrels, some of which is salt petred, and a quan- 
tity of cheese, all made in Burlington county; also Pope's 
New-England scythes, for either upland or salt grass ; and 
a small assortment of European and East-India GOODS, to 
be disposed of at prime cost for cash only. The Pennsyl- 
vania Packet, No. Si, May 10, 1773. 

WHEREAS JOHN BAiNBRiDGE, of the county of Middle- 
sex, in the province of New-Jersey, hath for a long time, 
shut himself up in his house, in order to compel his 
creditors to accept of a small composition, although it is 
in his power to make ample satisfaction for all his debts ; 
and, in order the more effectually to execute his fraudu- 
lent purposes, hath advertised a large REAL ESTATE, con 
sisting of a grist-mill and saw-mill, with houses, stores, 
&c. also, a house and blacksmith's shop, with 50 or 60 
acres of land, all to be sold for ready money : Now the 
creditors of said BAINBRIDGE do hereby caution all per 
sons, from purchasing the said premises, as they are de- 
termined to dispute the validity of any sale, made under 
such suspicious circumstances; they also hope, that no 



J 773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 505 

person of honesty and principle will rashly engage in a 
purchase, which must be attended with trouble and litiga- 
tion to themselves, and favour the said BAIN BRIDGE in his 
unjust schemes of defrauding a number of innocent 
creditors, who trusted him largely upon the credit of the 
Real Estate now advertised. May 12. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1588, May 12, 
J 773- 

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber about fourteen days 
past, a negro man named Pompey, a well set Fellow about 
5 Feet 8 inches high, speaks both English and Dutch, but 
something broken, had on when he went away, a claret 
coloured coat, a grey waistcoat, lined with flannel, blue 
broadcloth breeches, white linnen trowsers, one check, 
and two white shirts, is about 35 years of age: Whoever 
takes up said slave, and secures him in any of his 
Majesty's gaols, or returns him to his Master at Newark, 
in New-Jersey, or to Captain Josiah Banks, at Hackin- 
sack, in the county of Bergen, shall have four Dollars 
reward from me. 

DAVID OGDEN. 

May n, 1773. 

The DELAWARE LOTTERY. 

FOR raising the Sum of Five thousand SLv hundred and 
Twenty six Pounds, (or Fifteen thousand Dollars} for 
the use of the College of New-Jersey, the Presbyterian 
Congregation at Princeton, and the United Presbyterian 
Congregations of New-Castle and Christiana- Bridge. 



THE SCHEME. 

1 Prize of 6000 Dollars, is 6000 Dollars 

2 2000 are 4000 
4 1000 4000 

10 500 5000 



5C6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

2O 2OO 4OOO 

30 100 3000 

6O 50 3000 

6960 10 69600 



7087 Prizes, First Ticket drawn for 

the first 12 days, 100 1200 

12913 Blanks, Last drawn, 200 

N. B. These are not included in the Prizes numbered. 



20000 Tickets, at Five Dollars each, are looooo Dollars. 
Not two Blanks to a prize. 

The growing importance of the College of New-Jersey, 
for the use of which the above Lottery is principally 
designed, is now generally known through every province 
of America. It has hitherto subsisted, and been raised to 
its present situation, entirely by the favour of the public 
In the center of North- America, and in a pleasant healthy 
country, it is well fitted for the most extensive usefulness. 
The success which hath attended the vigorous efforts 
already made to raise its funds, and furnish the means of 
a compleat and finished education, to all who are sent to 
it, has encouraged those concerned in the present attempt, 
especially as several very judicious persons have warmly 
recommended it, signifying their Surprize, that at a time, 
when so many have taken this method of promoting pub- 
lic undertakings, a Seminary, of such importance, should 
not also put in for a share of the general benevolence. 
This added to other schemes for the support and improve- 
ment of the College, will afford to many friends of that 
institution an opportunity of contributing, with very little 
risk of losing, and a considerable chance of gain to them- 
selves, who would not incline that the small sums they 
could spare, should appear in a subscription paper. 

As a number of Tickets are already engaged, and many 



1 77Z\ NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. $07 

gentlemen of extensive acquaintance have interested 
themselves in this measure, it is hoped the drawing will 
commence the first Day of August, 1773, in the town of 
New-Castle, on Delaware, of which public notice shall be 
given, and a list of the fortunate numbers published, and 
sent to the several towns and places where the Tickets 
may be sold. The prices, after deducting fifteen per cent, 
for the purposes of the Lottery, will be paid, either by the 
gentlemen of whom they were purchased, or by Richard 
Stockton, and Jonathan Sergeant, Esqrs. in Princeton; 
William P. Smith, and Robert Ogden, Esquires, at 
Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey; Dr. William Shippen, 
sen. Messieurs Andrew Hodge, William Henry, John 
Bayard, Isaac Snowden, or Jonathan B. Smith, of the 
City of Philadelphia. 

The following gentlemen, viz. George Monro, David 
Finney, John Thompson, and Nicholas Van Dyke, Esqrs; 
and Messrs. Samuel Patterson, and William Clerk, all of 
the county of New-Castle, are appointed Managers, and 
are to be on oath for the faithful discharge of the trust 
reposed in them. 

N. B. Orders for Tickets left with Messrs. Samuel 
Broome and Co. and Mr. John Broome, will be for- 
warded. 

Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, No. 4, May 13, 
1773- 

WHEREAS Mr. Isaac Vanderbeek, in an advertisement 
in Mr. Game's paper, No. 1119, has taken upon him by 
way of recommending himself to the publick, to throw 
reflections on the subscriber, he thinks it proper to offer 
a few lines by way of vindicating himself from those 
insinuations, and would first endeavour to quicken Mr. 
Vanderbeek's memory, by reminding him of the falsity 
of his first assertion, viz. That he was the second person 



508 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

that offered his service to the publick with a stage-waggon 
from Hackinsack to Powles-Hook; when it is generally 
known that the subscriber was the first, and Mr. Borden 
the second, who drove the stage-waggons from Hackin- 
sack to Powles-Hook. Judge then how far his other 
assertions will deserve publick credit. The subscriber 
doth not, nor ever did design to raise his own reputation 
on the ruin of Mr. Vanderbeek, or any other person; 
therefore will submit (as Mr. Vanderbeek desires) the 
goodness of horses and convenience of his carriage to the 
judgment of the publick, especially as Mr. Vanderbeek 
promises to behave as WELL or BETTER than heretofore. 
With regard to comparing the stage-waggons to fair 
weather birds, he doubts not but the publick voice will 
second him in this truth, that they did not perform their 
stated rides all the last winter, when it is well known the 
season would well have permitted it. But why should 
Mr. Vanderbeek apply a general comparison to himself? 
Let those whom the shoe fits wear it. The reason given 
by the subscriber in his first advertisement, he hoped, and 
yet believes to be sufficient for quitting for that time 
driving the stage-waggon, viz. That he had purchased a 
place at the town of New-Barbados, and therefore de- 
clined in order to settle his affairs so that he might remove 
there. But then did he quit the publick service without 
providing another to drive in his room ? It is well known 
that Mr. Boyd, and Samuel Demarest (to one of whom 
the subscriber sold his waggon for that purpose) both 
drove on his stage days, and one of them continued 
through the winter when it was practicable to go. There- 
fore let Mr. Vanderbeek take the advice he has given, 
"that persons who incline to reflect should carefully look 
back to see if it cannot be brought home to themselves;" 
and take heed lest he fall into the net he spreads for 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 509 

others. Let truth prevail, and his groundless assertions 
be regarded as they deserve. 

ANDREW VAN BUSKIRK. 

William Budd ^ WHEREAS the audi- 

against > Attachment. tors in this cause sold 

Daniel Wick j sundry small lots of 

bog-meadow, lying in what is commonly called Budd's 
meadow, in Hanover, in the county of Morris, and 
province of New-Jersey, in June last, and some buyers 
not having complied with the articles of that vendue; 
these are therefore to give notice, that said lots are to be 
sold at vendue, on the 7th day of June next, at two 
o'clock in the afternoon at the house of Daniel Wick, 
near the premises, by 

MATTHEW LUM, and ) , 

,. v Auditors. 

JOSEPH WOOD. ) 

NEW YORK, May 17. The Sloop New-York Packet, 
Capt. Palmer, from Georgia for this Port, run ashore last 
Monday in a thick Fog about 20 Miles to the Southward 
of Sandy-Hook, and 'tis feared the Vessel will be lost, 
but most of the Cargo is sawed. 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST. PORT of RHODE-ISLAND, May 

10. | Arrived. . . . Van Emburgh, New Jersey. 

To be SOLD, 

The four following tracts of land in the province of East- 
New-Jersey, viz. 

ALL that tract of land situate at Grape Brook, in the 
township of Windsor, and county of Middlesex, and 
province aforesaid; beginning at a large white oak tree, 
the corner of the entire tract called Moore's corner; 
thence east 32 chains to a white oak and red oak saplin. 



510 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

marked; thenoe south 51 chains to Dunstar's line; then 
north 82 degrees, west 32 chains and 40 links, along 
Dunstar's line; then north 46 chains to the beginning, 
containing 166 acres. 

Also all that tract of land situate at Grape Brook, in 
Windsor aforesaid, in the county aforesaid; beginning at 
a post in Dunstar's line; thence north 51 chains along line 
No. 2, to a white oak and red oak bush, marked; then east 
37 chains to Rocky-Brook, 75 links east of a chestnut 
saplin, marked, on the bank; then up the Brook 13 chains 
and 70 links, on a south course to two maple bushes, 
marked; then west 5 chains; then south 42 chains and 60 
links to Dunstar's line; then north 82 degrees west, 31 
chains and 40 links, to the beginning, containing 170 
acres. 

Also all that tract of land situate at Rocky Brook, in 
Monmouth county; beginning at a white oak tree, being 
a corner to Thomas Stevens's land, and to the 109 acres 
lately sold to Guie Giberson by Messrs. De Lancey and 
Cuyler; thence from said tree south 74 east, 37 chains 
and 70 links, to a stone planted in the line of the said 
tract of 109 acres, said stone being fix'd for a corner on 
said line, between the lots No. 2 and 3 ; thence from said 
stone running north 3 degrees west, 56 chains, to Rocky 
Brook, and 3 chains the same course over the brook; 
thence down on the north side of the brook, keeping 3 
chains north of said brook, 20 chains on a strait line, 
thence a square to said brook; thence down said brook 17 
chains and -| on a straight line to the upper corner of lot 
No. i, by which it runs south 76 degrees west, 8 chains 
and 50 links, to Thomas Stevens's line of land ; thence by 
said Stevens's line of land south by east 23 chains, to a 
hickory corner of said Stevens's land; thence south 39^ 
chains to the beginning, containing 223 acres. 

And also all that tract of land at Rocky Brook afore- 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 511 

said, in the county aforesaid; beginning at a stone stand- 
ing at the head of Empty Box Brook, being a beginning 
corner former to Thomas Estill's tract, and to William 
Jones's tract; thence from said stone running (i) north 
23 and ^ degrees east, 30^ chains; thence (2) south 73^ 
degrees east 20 chains and 50 links, to Hugh M'Cohn's 
S. W. corner; thence (3) north 56 degrees west, 78 
chains, to Guise Giberson's N. E. corner of his new pur- 
chase of 109 acres; thence (4) south 33 chains to said 
Empty Box Brook; thence (5) up the brook to the place 
of beginning, containing 89 acres. 

For further particulars enquire of John Smyth, Esq; at 
Perth- Amboy, or the subscriber at New York. 

STEPHEN DE LANCEY. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mcr 
cury, No. 1125, May 17, 1773. 

Six DOLLARS Reward. 

RAN away, the 9th of this instant, from the subscriber, 
living in Deptford Township, Gloucester County, West 
New-Jersey, an English servant man (but shipped him- 
self in Ireland) named JOHN ROSE, by trade a stocking 
weaver, 22 years of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, pretty 
well proportioned, and fresh coloured, had straight black 
hair, a round scar on the back of one of his wrists: had 
on when he went away, a felt hat partly new, a new 
home made cloth jacket of a lightish colour with brass 
buttons, an old under ditto, of a yellowish colour, the 
foreparts of the skirt rounded, check shirt, leather 
breeches almost new, with brass buttons as above, tied 
with strings at the knees, yarn stockings knit white, and 
afterwards dyed of a walnut colour, old shoes that have 
been half soaled and are hobnailed. Whoever takes up 
and secures said servant, so that his master mav have him 



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again, shall receive the above reward, and reasonable 
charges, paid by 

May 12, 1773. JOHN TATUM. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 331, May 17, 

1773- 

To be SOLD, by the SUBSCRIBERS, | at Cape-May, in 
New-Jersey, | 

SIXTY HEAD of CATTLE, fit for grazing this SEASON, 
consisting of Oxen, four Years old Steers, and sprayed 

HEIFERS. JEREMIAH LEAMING, and THOMAS LEAMING. 

Gloucester, May 15, 1773. 

NOTICE is hereby given, that there is a bridge to be 
built over Great Timber-Creek, in the County aforesaid; 
any Person capable of building the same, will meet with 
Encouragement, by applying to John Hinckman, Esq; 
John Lord, Isaac Mickle, and Joseph Hugg, Commis- 
sioners and Managers for building said Bridge: Those 
who incline to apply for said Purpose, are desired to meet 
the Commissioners, at the House of William Hugg, at 
Gloucester, on the 3ist Instant, and to view the Premises, 
and make known their Terms, at or before the Day of 
Meeting. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2317, May 19. 
1773- 

TEN DOLLARS Reward. 

Run away, from the Subscriber in Roxbury township, in 
Morris county, New-Jersey, on the third day of this 
instant, 

A SERVANT MAN, named JOSEPH RICHARDS, born in 
England, about 35 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, slim 
made, fair skinn'd but of a tawny complexion in the face, 
dark brown hair, speaks broad; Had on, when he went 
away, a dark blue durfil surtout coat, a pair of trowsers, 



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an old felt hat; he is a collier by trade. Whoever takes 
up said servant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's 
gaols, so that his master may have him again, shall have 
the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

CALEB SWEYZE. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1589, May 19, 
1773- 

Five Pounds Reward. 
Bucks County Pennsylvania May 8. 
MADE his escape on Wednesday last, from the Gaol in 
New-Town, for said county of Bucks, a man who calls 
himself Samuel Allen, is about five feet high or some- 
thing better, is about 23 or 4 years old, born in Ireland, 
formerly lived with William Hicks Esq; in Phila- 
delphia, as a waiting man, hostler, and says he lived with 
Philip or John Vanhorn Esqrs; in East- Jersey, and like- 
wise says he has lived in Baskin Ridge, and had cloaths 
and money due there, and it is expected he will aim for 
that place, in order to recruit himself. He is a likely 
smart little fellow, had on, and took with him a good 
lightish sagathy coat, a red vest, without sleeves, double 
breasted one striped linsey ditto, with the stripes round 
him, one white shirt, one check flannell ditto, buckskin 
breeches, white cotton stockings, good shoes with yellow 
metal buckles, he went off without his hat. and is sup- 
posed he stole a hat at Trenton Ferry the same evening, 
and it is very likely he will change some of his cloaths : 
Whoever takes him up and puts him in any of his Majes- 
ty's Gaols, so that he may be had again, shall have the 
above reward, and all reasonable charges paid by 

JOHN ANDERSON, 

Gaoler. 

On Tuesday the 27[h tilt, between 6 and 7 o'clock in 

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the morning, the barn of Jonathan Hutchinson, sen. of 
Windsor township, about six miles from Princeton, was 
struck by lightning, and consumed, together with a wheat 
mill, and a large quantity of hay; of six horses in the 
stable, two were got out unhurt, but 4 of the best were 
most terribly burned, and little hopes are entertained of 
their recovery. Rivingtoris New York Gazetteer, No. 5, 
May 20, 1773. 

TEN DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber, living in Morris 
county, New-Jersey, on Sunday night the Qth inst. a likely 
young negro wench named HAGER. about 20 years old : 
Had on when she went away, a black and white striped 
linsey woolsey short gown and pettycoat, with some other 
cloaths which she took with her : She had stole some 
goods, and was under a warrant for stealing when she 
absented herself. Any person who takes up and secures 
her, so that she may be had again, shall have the above 
reward of TEN DOLLARS, and all reasonable charges, paid 
by JACOB MORRELL. 

N. B. All persons are forbid to harbour or conceal her. 
as they may depend on being prosecuted to the utmost 
rigour of the law. 

THE JERSEY and MISSISIPPI PACKET (which is a good 
brigantine with fine accommodations) will sail from 
Elizabeth-Town Point for Missisippi, on Monday the 7th 
day of June next. All persons inclined to take a passage 
in said packet, are desired to make a speedy application to 
Garret Rapalje, in New-York, or Capt. Elias Dayton, at 
Elizabeth-Town. The gentlemen concerned in fitting out 
this vessel, have no other views than to promote the 
settlements on the banks of the Missisippi. and they are 
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as possible. The price will not exceed THREE POUNDS, 
York money, for each passenger above ten years of age, 
and not above half that sum for a person under that age 
Those persons who formerly applied to the said Garret 
Rapalje for a passage, are requested to send in their 
names as soon as possible, to prevent their being dis- 
appointed. 

TAKEN up a few Days ago, by Capt. Payne, near Sandy 
Hook, a large Anchor with some part of the Cable to" it. 
Any person that claims it, and proves his Property, may 
have it again paying the Salvage and Charges, by apply- 
ing to Jonathan Homes. 

NEW-YORK, May 24. | Wednesday last was held a Con- 
vention in this City, of the Episcopal Ministers of the 
Provinces of New- York and New-Jersey; on which 
Occasion a Sermon was preached at Trinity Church, by 
the Revd. Mr. Sayre. The New-York Gazette; and The 
Weekly Mercury, No. 1126, May 24, 1773. 

IN BURLINGTON Will be SOLD at VENDUE, on the third 

day of June, SUNDRY BUILDINGS and LOTS of GROUND, 

viz. 

No. i. The house and lot where Richard Wells lately 
dwelt, being a two story convenient brick building, 
pleasantly situated, on the bank of the Delaware, with 
large stables, chaise house, waggon house, corn cribs 
and smoke house, with sundry other buildings; the 
gardens are large, and abound with excellent fruit 
To be struck off precisely at two o'clock. 

No. 2. An oyl mill and snuff mill, with about three 
acres of orchard, a small distance from the house To 
be struck off at half past two o'clock. 

No. 3. Eighteen acres of corn land, on the road leading 
to Cooper's ferry, about two miles from Burlington, 



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one part of which is a young bearing orchard To be 

struck off at three o'clock. 
No. 4. A piece of meadow adjoining lands of the widow 

Harshorne and John Lawrence, Esq; about two acres 

and three quarters To be struck off at half past three 

o'clock. 
No. 5. An upland grass lot on Pearl Street, near the 

house, containing about six acres, on part of which is 

an orchard To be struck off at four o'clock 

WHEN WILL BE SOLD, 

Two pair of COUNTRY MILL STONES, a waggon, cart, 
plow, harrow, horse-hoe, gears, a light chair for one per- 
son, a two wheel chaise fitted also for a curricle, a peram- 
bulator; or wheel to measure distances, hay, Indian corn, 
flaxseed, meal, a cow, sundry large pictures framed and 
glazed, together with some kitchen, and other furniture. 
Cash will be expected for all sums not exceeding 40 shil- 
lings, and three months credit allowed for all above, on 
giving security if required. 

N. B. The payments for the house, mills and lots will 
be made easy to the purchasers on paving interest. The 
Pennsylvania Packet, No. 83, May 24, 1773. 

Mount-holly, May 10, 1773. 

TO BE SOLD, 

A VALUABLE PLANTATION, being an exceeding pleasant 
and healthy situation for a country-seat, being in the 
township of Northampton, and county of Burlington, 
about 17 miles from Philadelphia and three from Mount- 
holly, lying in the Forks of Rancocus Creek adjoining 
both branches, and near the great road between Phila- 
delphia and Mount-holly aforesaid, containing about 500 
acres of land, 80 whereof improved good meadow, under 
good bank, and about 20 acres more may be made. 150 



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acres of upland cleared and in fence, a good large 
dwelling-house, neatly finished off, with two large 
kitchens, out-houses, milk-house, cheese-house, and every 
conveniency suitable for a dairy, a pump of excellent good 
water at the door, with a large new barn, granary, stables, 
cow and waggon-houses, two bearing orchards, of good 
fruit, and a large garden, paled in. The said plantation 
will be sold together, or in two or three parts, as may best 
suit the purchasers, the meadow and upland lying con- 
venient to be divided. Any person inclining to purchase 
the same, may apply to Sarah Bispham, and John Hinch- 
man, Esq; in the town of Haddonfield, in the county of 
Gloucester, or John Bispham, of the town of Mount-holly, 
near the premises aforesaid, for further particulars and 
conditions of sale; the above being part of the real estate 
of Thomas Bispham, late deceased, and to be sold by 

SARAH BISPHAM, Executrix, JOHN HINCHMAN, and 
JOHN BISPHAM, Executors. 

Mount-holly, May 17, 1773. 
Six DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from Mount-holly Iron-works, about 4 
o'clock this morning, a young man, of the name of 
THOMAS HOUSE, an apprentice to James Gregory, junior, 
refiner at said works, about 22 years of age; had on when 
he went away, a Wilton coat, broke under the arms, neiv 
nankeen jacket and breeches, a pair of speckled worsted 
stockings, new shoes, new Pinchbeck buckles, and a castor 
hat, half worn; he also carried away with him a cloth 
coloured thick coatee (the tail of which has been burnt 
and mended) a swanskin jacket, double-breasted, bound 
with black binding, an ozenbrigs shirt and trowsers, a 
black Barcelona handkerchief, check silk handkerchief, 
and two pocket handkerchiefs, one very much torn; he is 



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a stout man, about 5 feet 10 inches high, very full-faced, 
black curled hair, and chews tobacco; he lately had the 
chicken-pox, the scabs of which are yet on his face. Who- 
ever secures the said apprentice, so that his master may 
have him again, shall receive the above reward and all 
reasonable charges, paid by 

JAMES GREGORY, junior. 

RJUN AWAY, on the 2Oth of March last, from the sub- 
scribers, living at Chalsey Forge, near the moutli of 
' Muscunnetcung, in Sussex County, West New- Jersey, an 
English Servant Man, named William Smith, about five 
Feet nine Inches high, of a fair Complexion, and red 
Beard, very apt to get drunk, and talks very saucy when^ 
in Liquor; had on when he went away, a light coloured 
Cloth Jacket, with Sleeves, Buckskin Breeches, a Sort of 
Frock, made of Russia Duck, old Shoes and Stockings, 
and an old Felt Hat. He has a Wife and two Children, 
one of which is dumb. Whoever takes up said Servant, 
and secures him in any Goal, so as his Masters may get 
him again, shall have Four Dollars Reward, or TJiree 
Pounds, and reasonable Charges, if brought Home, paid 
by MOSES YAMANS, and COMPANY. 

FOUR DOLLARS REWARD. 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber, the fourth of this 
instant May, a Dutch servant lad, named ANDREW METS, 
about 18 years of age, about 5 feet 3 or 4 inches high, 
formerly belonged to Mr. Elijah Bond, near Trenton; had 
on, when he went away, a long dark grey surtout coat, 
ozenbrigs shirt and trowsers, an old felt hat, a pair of old 
calf -skin shoes, with brass buckles; he is of a dark com- 
plexion, with brown hair, he stoops very much in walking. 
but is a very active fellow, and fond of shewing it, par- 
ticularly in walking upon ropes. Whoever takes up said 



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servant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, 
shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by "BENJAMIN POWELL. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2318. May 26, 
1773- 

NEW-YORK, MAY 27. On Monday last died at Wood- 
bridge, Mr. NATHANIEL FiTz RANDOLPH, a very honest 
man, well known and equally well beloved, he was one 
of the Society of Friends. Rivington's New-York 
Gazetteer, No. 6, May 27, 1773. 

Extract of a Letter from Princeton, May 22. 

"Yesterday and this Day we had unexpected Proofs of 
God's Will : The first is of a Woman whose Name is 
Furman : She being left alone in a House Yesterday 
Morning, was found by a Person coming in, laying b^ the 
Bed Side speechless; he immediately put her in the Bed, 
and went for Help to the next Neighbour's, but when he 
returned he found her dead. 

"This Day one William Richey went in a Waggon with 
one Mr. Hedger, to bring a Barrel of Cyder, at a small 
Distance, seemingly in as good Health as he had been for 
a considerable Time before; but on his return, near his 
own House he was observed to bend forwards and then 
fell backwards, and expired immediately. 

"It seems by Mr. Hedger's Account, he had just before 
been talking of the Places where he had travelled to, and 
said, he believed he would not travel much farther These 
Words were scarcely out of his Mouth, when he expired 
in the Manner above specified before the Door of Capt. 
Stanford, who came to the Assistance of Mr Hedger, but 
all in vain. He seemed before Death as if he knew of his 
approaching End, f6r the Day before he settled all his 
Accounts; and as his Wife says, he did the best Day's 



52O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Work that he had done in a long Time, having finished all 
the Work in his Garden. He has left a Wife and four 
small naked Children. 'Tis to be hoped some good Chris- 
tians, who are blessed with Affluence, will contribute to 
the Relief of the Widow and fatherless Children. Two 
such Strokes of the Omnipotent Hand of Providence have 
scarcely ever been heard of in this Place; and therefore all 
Persons ought to be ready, for we know not the Hour in 
which the Lord cometh." 

NEW-YORK, May 31. This Day the Powles-Hook 
Races will begin, and the following Horses will start for 
a Purse of .50, viz. 

Mr. Patterson's black Horse Gimcrack, Mr. Tallman's 
grey Mare Dove, Mr. Wickhoff's black Horse Richmond, 
Mr. Elsworth's bay Horse Cyrus, and Mr. Jackson's 
Horse Quicksilver. And 

The next D#y, being Tuesday the first of June, the 
following Horses will start at the same Place, for another 
Purse of Fifty Pounds, viz. 

Captain Rutgers's bay Horse, Macaroni, Mr. Waters's 
brown Horse, Lanthus, Mr. Cornell's bay Horse Bashaw, 
and Mr. Patterson's bay Mare, Virgin, all four Years old, 

Essex County, ) BY Virtue of sundry Executions 
New-Jersey, \ to me directed, I have taken and 
seized the Goods of Mr. Richard Groves, which said 
Goods will be exposed to Sale at publick Vendue, on 
Thursday the third Day of June next, at Ten o' Clock in 
the Forenoon, at the Dwelling House of said Groves in 
Springfield; of which all those concerned are desired to 
take Notice. 

May 22, 1773. MATTHIAS WILLIAMSON, Sheriff. 
The New-York Gazette; and The Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1127, May 31, 1773. 



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Trenton, May 14. 1773. 

THE public is hereby cautioned to beware of counterfeit 
HALF JOHANNESES, which are now passing; they are 
dated 1743, are something larger than the true ones, 
thicker in the middle than on the edge, and are so well 
done as may at first sight, deceive the nicest eye. A cer- 
tain Andrew Boyd, a genteel likely young man, has been 
detected in passing two of the above-said counterfeits, 
was pursued and overtaken, but made his escape, leaving 
behind him a horse, saddle and bridle, with a pair of 
saddle-bags; he is well known in many parts of New- 
Jersey, as a very great gambler; a considerable number 
of half Johanneses- were seen with him. He is about 5 
feet 8 inches high, had on a brown broad-cloth coat, buff 
coloured. 

FOUR DOLLARS Reward. 

RAN away, on the 2Oth of April last, from the sub- 
scriber, a Dutch servant lad, named ADAM LINNEY, about 
1 6 years old, is of a darkish complexion, and has short 
black hair; had on and took with him, a short coat, of 
dark grey cloth, two jackets, one double breasted, the fore 
parts red nap, the back parts striped lincey, the other 
striped cotton, two pair of oznabrigs trowsers, a pair of 
leather breeches, three check shirts, one flannel ditto, a 
country made felt hat, partly new, several pair of stock- 
ings, old shoes, and a pair of neat pinchbeck buckles, 
which he stole, he may have stole several other articles 
not yet missed, as his honesty is far from being unques- 
tionable. He told some that asked, that he was going to 
Trenton, but 'tis probable that he will push for Phila- 
delphia, as he says his father lives there. Whoever 
secures the said servant in any of his Majesty's gaols, so 



522 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

that his master may get him again, shall receive the above 
reward, from 

THOMAS ANDERSON. 
New Jersey, Sussex County, May 3, 1773. 

The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 333. May 31, 
1773- 

Trenton, May 22, 1773. 

THE MANAGERS of the FISHING-ISLAND LOTTERY, for 
the Benefit of the EPISCOPAL and PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCHES, in TRENTON, are under the Necessity of post- 
poning drawing said Lottery, until Thursday, the first 
Day of July next, at which Time the Lottery will cer- 
tainly be drawn. They desire their Friends who have had 
Tickets to sell (if they have any on hand) to return them 
to the Managers before that Time. 

RUN AWAY on Sunday, the ^oth of May last, a servant 
man, named BENJAMIN SMITH, a Taylor by trade, he has 
fair hair, and wears it tied; had on a pair of white stock- 
ings, ticking breeches, a linen shirt, ruffled at the bosom, 
and a half-zvorn wool hat. He was in company -with one 
John Russel. Whoever takes up the said runaway, and 
secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that his 
master may get him, shall have THIRTY SHILLINGS, and all 
reasonable charges, paid by JOHN SUMMERL, at Penn's 
Neck, in Salem county. 

FIFTY SHILLINGS REWARD. 

RUN away, last night, from the subscriber, in Mansfield 
township, Burlington county, a servant man, named 
JOHN CRAWFORD, an Irishman, about 21 years of age, 5 
feet 6 or 8 inches high, curled brown hair; had on, when 
he went away, a lightish coloured saggathy coat, red 
jacket, leather breeches, black neckcloth, yarn stockings, 



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and shoes; all half worn or more; his back (if examined) 
will appear to have lately been under the discipline of the 
cat o' nine-tails. Whoever takes up said servant, and 
brings him home to his master, or confines him in any of 
his Majesty's goals, so that his master may have him 
again, shall have the above reward, and nil reasonable 
charges, paid by WILLIAM WILSON. 

It is supposed he will make towards one JACOB 
CHARLEY'S, in Hartford township, over Schuylkill. as he 
left some clothes there. May 24, 1773. 

Springfield, Chester County, May 15. 1773. 
FIVE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN AWAY on the 2jth of March last, from the sub- 
scribers, two native Irish servant men, one named JO'HN 
RYAN, or M'AHEE, 20 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches 
high, a well set fellow, grey eyes, light complexion, sandy 
brown hair, impudent look, had on a blue sailer's jacket, 
blue worsted plush breeches, blue ribbed yarn stockings, 
strong shoes, half soaled, two under jackets, one bearskin, 
the other striped cotton, one fine shirt, has been ten months 
in the country, talks with the brogue; the other, named 
BARTHOLOMEW MURPHY, 2o years of age, has been 5 
years in the country, speaks good English, can read and 
ivrite, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark hair, grey eyes, boiv 
legged, long feet, a silly looking fellow; had on a country 
cloth jacket, light coloured, lined with black and white 
striped flannel, one under ditto, of fustian, lined with blue 
camblet, had no hind skirts, one fine shirt, one homespun 
ditto, half worn, one pair of brown and ivhite ribbed yarn 
stockings, one pair mixed worsted ditto, old buckskin 
breeches, homespun striped trowsers, strong shoes; ii is 
supposed they were concealed in Philadelphia, until the $d 
of April; they crossed at Gloucester, and it is thought they 



524 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

are gone to a cousin of Ryan's, one John Kief, who re- 
sides in the Jerseys. Whoever secures them in any goal, 
shall receive FIFTY SHILLINGS for each, paid by 

SETH PANCOAST, and THOMAS LEVIS. 

PHILADELPHIA, | Custom-House, Cleared Sloop 
Sally, J. Buck to New-Jersey. 

SCHEME 
OF THE 

CREEK LOTTERY. 

FOR raising the sum of 300, New York currency, to be 
applied in clearing and deepening the channel of Eliza- 
beth-Town Creek, in New-Jersey, so as to make it 
navigable for lumber boats, from the mouth thereof, to 
the Stone Bridge, in the Center of the town. 

i Prize of 500 Dollars is 500 

i 200 200 

I ICO IOC 

4 50 200 

12 20 240 

25 10 250 

50 5 250 

112 3 336 

1462 2 2924 



1668 Prizes 
3332 Blanks 



5000 Tickets, at one Dollar each, is 5000 Dol. 

Not two Blanks to a Prize, The Prizes are subject to a 

deduction of Fifteen per Cent. 

The drawing of this Lottery will commence on the i$th 
of June; a list of the fortunate numbers will be published 
in one of the Neiv-York news-papers. There are yet a 



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few tickets remaining on hand, which may be had by 
applying in Time. 

NEW-YORK, JUNE 3. On Monday afternoon a most 
distressing" scene was presented to the company assembled 
on the race ground at Powles-Hook, as some passengers 
in a pilot boat, which came to an anchor near the wharf, 
crouded into a little yawl for the better convenience of 
landing, the shabby craft presently overset, spilt the whole 
crew of 8 in number, 5 of whom were with difficulty 
picked up and brought on shore in boats, but Mr. ALLEN 
a respectable store keeper in the Jerseys, Mr. WILLIAM 
HIBRINS, a very honest man, and a very excellent pilot, 
and a boy, an apprentice, were unfortunately drowned. 
It is necessary in this place to exhibit a caution against 
the immediate interment of a drowned corps, as is too fre- 
quently the case. In a short time shall be given some 
particulars of the proceedings of the faculty in Amster- 
dam, in recovering persons who have been 24 hours under 
water, and though black as charcoal, and swelled to 
enormity, yet by the treatment of late in constant and suc- 
cessful use in Holland, they have been recovered to 
perfect health, and now are alive most joyfully confirming 
the verity of what is here advanced. 



POWL.ES-HOOK RACES, May 3ist, 1773 

The following horses started for the weight for age 
plate. 

Heats. 

Mr. Elsworth's bay Horse, Cyrus, 
Mr. Jackson's Horse, Quicksilver, 

Mr. Tallman's grey Mare, Dove, 
Mr. WickhofFs black Horse, Richmond, 
Mr. Patterson's black Horse, Gimcrack, 




526 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Mr. Israel Waters's Horse, Valiant, 5 years old, 6 di o 
And on Tuesday the undermentioned 4 years old, for 
another 50!. 

Heats. 
Capt. Ant. Rutgers's bay Colt Macaroni, 

a beautiful son of Wildair out of a 

daughter of Ariel and old Spark, I i o 

Mr. Patterson's bay Mare, Virgin, 320 

Mr. Waters's brown Horse, Hanthus, 230 

Mr. Cornell's bay Horse, Bashaw, 440 

Extract of a letter from a gentleman in New-Jersey. 

Caterpillars have of late years become very numerous, 
and many industrious husbandmen almost discouraged 
from planting of trees, not knowing the proper method 
of getting rid of so great an evil. I have made it my busi- 
ness to enquire into the production of these Vermin, and 
have observed th^t when the nests are fully formed with- 
out being disturbed, these vermin quit the trees, from 
whence they took their origin, and perish without 
encreasing their specie, whilst the large webb where they 
made their general resort, contained a maggot enveloped 
in a tough covering not" unlike the cocoon of the silk 
worm which if suffered to come to maturitv, produced a 
butterfly, or rather what the country people call a miller; 
These millers engender, and the female lays her eggs very 
soon after on the tender branches of the trees, which pro- 
duce the caterpillar the next year. By destroying this 
maggot which is contained in the webb, at the season the 
caterpillars have left it, which is generally about the first 
of June, or sooner if the season is warm, you will effectu- 
ally destroy them for the next year. I have seldom met 
with more than one maggot in a web; sometimes two, but 
very seldom. 



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POWLES-HOOK CASH LOTTERY. 

SUBJECT to a Deduction of 15 per cent on the Prices 
to be given for Purses, to be run for at Powles- 
Hook. 

i prize of 400 Dol. is 400 

1 200 200 

2 100 200 
6 50 300 

12 25 300 

3 1 10 310 

69 5 345 

378 2 1-2 945 

500 Prizes 
1000 Blanks 



1500 Tickets at 2 Dollars each 3000 

The Lottery has two blanks to a prize : Will be drawn 
as soon as full, after the drawing, printed hand bills, with 
the fortunate numbers, will be distributed among the 
adventurers; and the prizes regularly paid at Powles- 
Hook. Rivington's New-York Gazetteer; or the Con- 
necticut, New-Jersey, Hudson' s-River , and Quebec 
Weekly Advertiser, No. 7, June 3, 1773. 

NEW-YORK, June 3. On Monday last began the Races 
at Powles-Hook Course, when the following Horses, viz. 
Mr. Patterson's black Horse Gimcrack, Mr. Cornell's bay 
Mare Dove, Mr. Wykoff's black Horse Richmond, Mr. 
Elsworth's black Horse Cyrus, and Mr. Jackson's Horse 
Quicksilver, started for the .50 Purse, which was won 
by Cyrus. 

On Tuesday the following 4 Years old, viz. Capt. 
Rutger's bay Horse Macaroni, Mr. Waters's brown 
Horse Hanthus, Mr. Cornell's bav Horse Barshaw, and 



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Mr. Patterson's bay Mare Virgin, started for another 
Purse of 50, which was won by Macaroni. 

On Monday the Sports of the Race were interrupted, 
and a Damp thrown upon the Spirits of the People 
assembled, by the following very melancholy and dis- 
tressing Accident, viz. A large Boat full of People going 
to the Race, having crossed the River, to about 200 Yards 
from the Shore, and judging the Boat drew too much 
Water to approach nearer, the People proposed to go 
ashore in a little Skiff, capable of carrying 8 or 10 Per- 
sons, but very ticklish. Eight Persons got on board this 
Skiff, the last of whom having in entering tilted the Skiff 
so as to take in a little Water on one Side, to right it, the 
People all suddenly leaned to the other Side, which 
instantly overset the Skiff. The People were all in great 
Danger, providentially five escaped, but three were 
unfortunately drowned notwithstanding the utmost 
Endeavours to save them. The three unfortunate Per- 
sons, were Mr. ^illiam Hibben, Pilot, Mr. John Allen, of 
Sussex County, Merchant, and William Pridget, an 
Apprentice to Mr. Francis James, Pilot. 

Mr. Hibben, between 40 and 50 Years of Age, having 
from his early Youth followed the Sea and done Business 
on the Water, had for many Years been a Pilot in this 
Port, and for Diligence, Ability, and a faithful Discharge 
of the Duties of that Office, he has left no superior and 
hardly his equal behind him. He had a good Education, 
was a Man of Sense, of extensive Knowledge. Virtue and 
Piety; in his Life and Conversation, he was orderly, 
blameless, agreeable, and exemplary; his Conduct was 
uniform, and in all Respects justly entitled him to a 
worthy and amiable Character. Having well performed 
in Life his Part, in the Station wherein Providence had 
placed him, his Death, tho' sudden, cannot be called 
untimely, since to a well spent Life, Death is only a Pas- 



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port to a Life of Happiness. Yet the Loss of such a 
Friend and Companion, to an affectionate Wife, (now a 
Widow) and to a numerous Acquaintance, cannot fail of 
being felt with deep Regret, Sorrow and Humiliation. 

Mr. Allen was a young Genii email who lived about 80 
Miles distant, in Sussex County, where we hear he has 
left to lament his Loss a young Widow, with two Small 
Children, and pregnant with another. His Body was 
found the Same Night, and Tuesday Evening decently 
inter'd in the Presbyterian Church Yard, attended by a 
numerous Company of reputable People. He had, we 
hear, a considerable Sum of Money about him, which was 
found and secured by his Brother, a young Gentleman in 
the Business of Mr. Bache, of this City, Merchant. 

William Pridget was a Native of S. Wales, aged 19, 
who some Years ago, in a rambling Humour, left his 
Parent and came to America, where he bound himself an 
Apprentice, but behaved himself to the Satisfaction of his 
Master, and was a very good orderly Lad. Only one of 
the Bodies are yet found. The New-York Journal; or, 
The General Advertiser, No. 1587, June 3, 1773. 

TWENTY POUNDS Reward. 

WHEREAS on Friday or Satarday the 28th or 29th of 
May, came to my house at Morris Town, a man of middle 
size, aged between 25 and 30 years, of a lively coun- 
tenance, and streight light hair : Had on a brown coat 
striped jacket, white breeches and stockings, rode a dark 
bay horse, says his name is Reddon, or Redmon, and that 
he came from Pennsylvania, with whom I chang'd a Ten 
Pound York bill (of the last emission of that currency) 
for twenty-five dollars; the bill was marked on the back 
H. in one of the corners. The dollars since prove to be 
counterfeit, of which he had many more with him, and it 
is supposed will offer them to change for paper money. 

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53O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

He enquired the road to Goshen, and it is likely is gone 
that way. If any person or persons will apprehend and 
secure him in any of his Majesty's goals, so that he may 
be brought to condign punishment, shall receive the above 
reward of Twenty Pounds, by me, 

SAMUEL HAINES. 

The New-York Gazette; and The Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 1128, June 7, 1773. 

May 31, 1773. 
FOUR DOLLARS REWARD. 

RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Hopewell, 
Cumberland County, New-Jersey, a servant man named 
JESSE MONEY, about thirty-three years of age, and about 
five feet eight or nine inches high, of a dark complexion, 
brown hair, round shouldered, and a down look; had on 
and took with him when he went away, a felt hat, a 
lightish colourefl kersey jacket, two oznabrigs shirts, one 
pair of tow trowsers, blue woollen stockings, and old 
shoes. Whoever takes up and secures said servant, so that 
his master may have him again, shall receive the above 
reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

ISAAC MULFORD. 

The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 85, June 7, 1773. 

NEW- YORK, June 3. | On Monday afternoon a most 
distressing scene was presented to the company assembled 
on the race ground at Powles-Hook, as some passengers 
in a pilot boat, which came to an anchor, near the wharf, 
crouded into a little yawl for the better convenience of 
landing, the shabby craft presently overset, spilt the whole 
crew eight in number, five of whom were with difficulty 
picked up and brought on shore in boats, but Mr. Allen, 
a respectable store keeper in the Jerseys, Mr. William 



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Hibbins, a very honest man, and a very excellent pilot, 
and a boy, an apprentice, were unfortunately drowned. 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 334, June 7, 1773. 

TWENTY ACRES of MARSH, On PENSOCKEN Creek. 

bounded by said Creek and the River Delaware, TO BE 
SOLD. . . . It is only five Miles from Philadelphia, 
and may be put into Order at a small Expense, having 
been formerly cleared. Apply to 

LAMBERT CADWALADER. 

Philadelphia, June 5, 1773. 

To all Persons ivhom it may concern. 

THESE are to give Notice, that the Owners and 
Possessors of a Body of Tide Swamp and Marsh, lying 
on the South Side of Raccoon Creek, in the Township of 
Woolwich, in the County of Gloucester, and Province of 
New-Jersey, known by the Name of Thoroughfare 
Island, Swamp and Marsh, do intend to apply to the next 
Sessions of the House of Assembly, for an Act of Assem- 
bly, for the stopping the old Creeks by the Thoroughfare, 
and to erect sufficient Dams, Banks, and other Water- 
works, for the stopping the Tide from overflowing the 
same; any Person or Persons, having a just Right to ob- 
ject against it, are desired to do it in proper Season. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2320, June 9, 1773. 

WHEREAS there was lately found upon a person who 
calls himself JOHN BURNS, sundry shop goods, both linen 
and woolen, which he the said BURNS, could not give a 
proper account of the manner by which he became 
possessed of them, which together with some suspicious 
conduct of his, makes it probable that the goods were 
stolen. Any person proving his property in the said 
goods, and paying charges, may have them, by applying 



532 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/73 

to the subscriber living at Baptist-town, West-Jersey. 

GABRIEL HOFF. 

N. B. The said goods will be sold in three months if 
no owner appears, in order to discharge costs, &c. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1592, June 9, 1773. 

DELAWARE LOTTERY, 
For the sale of lands belonging to the Earl of Stirling. 

The drawing of this lottery is unavoidably postponed 
on account of several persons with whom tickets were 
deposited for sale, having not sent in their accounts of the 
tickets remaining in their hands undisposed of; such per- 
sons therefore as have any such tickets remaining on hand 
unsold, are requested to return them to the persons from 
whom they received the same, as soon as possible; and all 
such tickets as are not returned by the first day of July 
next, will be esteemed as disposed of 

The necessary preparations are now making for the 
drawing of this lottery, and as soon as the rolling up of 
the tickets is compleated, the drawing will certainly com- 
mence. 

Orders for tickets, directed to A. B. and left at the bar 
of the Coffee-House, or at Hull's tavern, in Great George 
Street, or at the Queen's Head tavern, in Broad Street, or 
at the printers, or at Mr. Elsworth's at Powles-Hook 
ferry, will be immediately forwarded. 

JAMES Me. CULLOUGH, 
At his house in HACKINSACK, has for SALE, 

A Few best IRISH REEDS, from 9 to 1400, and 
shuttles, which he will sell cheap. As he carries on 
the weaving business, all persons having any fine work 
to do in that 'way, shall have it executed in the best man- 
ner, by The Public's Humble Servant, 

JAMES Me. CULLOUGH. 



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FORTY SHILLINGS Reward. 

RUN away from the subscriber living at Newark, 
Essex county, New-Jersey, on the 3d inst. a Mulatto Fel- 
low, called HARRY, about twenty years of age, 5 feet two 
inches high, straight black hair which he generally wears 
tied behind, speaks good English and understands the 
pot ash business : He had on when he went away, a blue 
cloth coat, white lining, brown linen waistcoat, striped 
trowsers, an old castor hat, newly dressed. Whoever 
takes up and secures the said molatto fellow in any of his 
(Majesty's gaols, so that his master may have him again, 
shall receive the above reward. THOMAS BROWN. 

Newark, June 14, 1773. 

EIGHT DOLLARS Reward. 

ABSCONDED from his bail, some time in October 1772, 
one THOMAS WATSON, a stout ivell built young fellow, 
about 6 feet 2 or 3 inches high, pock-marked, round 
shouldered, he has a smooth tongue, can write a good 
hand of different sorts, is of a black complexion, dark 
hair, wears a dark brown coat, knit and drilling breeches, 
Jiis other clothing unknown; but likely he may change 
them, oiy also his name; went with him one Mary Annl 
Wheeler, the ivife of John Wheeler, of Philadelphia, and 
by information he kept school in Great Egg-harbour last 
winter, but left it some time in the spring; he formerly 
followed the sea. I the subscriber being bail for him. for 
a bill of exchange, drawn on Number 4 in the steel yards, 
London; the said bill was forged, which I since found out, 
and was forced to pay the money. Whoever will secure 
him in any of his Majesty's goals, so as the subscriber 
may have him brought to justice shall be entitled to thd 
above rezuard, and reasonable charges paid by 

JACOB RHINEDOLLOR. 



534 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off. The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2321, June 16, 

1773- 

JUNE 7, 1773. 

RUN AWAY from Astion 1 Forge, | in Burlington 
County, | 

A MAN named JOHN ALFORD, (country-born) about 22 
years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, of a fair complexion, 
has lately had the small-pox, and has a scar on his upper 
lip; is well-set, and wears his own hair, which is brown, 
short, and curls all round his head : He broke open the 
subscriber's house, and from thence stole, and took with 
him, a lightish coloured coat, a new pair of buck-skin 
breeches, several check and coarse white linen Shirts, a 
hat and several other things. Whoever apprehends the 
said JOHN ALFORD, and secures him in any . of his 
Majesty's gaols in this province, shall have THREE 
POUNDS reward, or if out of it, FOUR POUNDS and reason- 
able charges. ' LAWRENCE SALTAR. 

Perth- Amboy, June 7, 1773. 

The CONVENIENT BATH, 

ADVERTISED last year, is put into very good order for 
the reception of such as incline to BATH in SEA WATER; 
several persons last year received great benefit from it 
The MINERAL SPRING (similar to the German Spaw) is 
also in good order; which with the Bath has proved 
efficacious to scorbutic, and other disorders. 

N. B. Genteel Lodgings to be had in private families. 

TO THE PUBLIC. 

WHEREAS a Ferry is erected for crossing the Delaware 
(about a mile below the old one, commonly called Tren- 
ton Ferry) so remote from the Falls as not to be molested 
by the rapidity of the stream, or rocks, and free from the 

iAtsion. 



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inconvenience of Shallops laying so as to incommode the 
landing of the ferry-boats. The landing on the Jersey 
shore, on Mr. Bond's land, is on a smooth gravel bottom, 
at all times of the tide, so that there will be no difficulty 
in landing passengers on account of freshes or ice. On 
the Pennsylvania side, the shore is smooth, and a com- 
modious wharff built, and the boats lie without being 
aground. The road leading to the New Ferry is very 
good, and the difference in the distance between it and the 
Old Ferry, from Philadelphia to New York, is but little 
better than half a mile, which the convenience of the 
Ferry will abundantly compensate. Gentlemen, &c. 
travelling towards Crosswicks, Allen-town, Shrewsbury, 
Blackpoint, &c. will save near two miles riding. Good 
flats for horses and carriages, and small boats, are pro- 
vided, and the public may depend on good attendance, by 

ELIJAH BOND, and JOHN THORNTON. 

Trenton New Ferry, June 8, 1773. 

RATES OF FERRIAGES. 

Footman 30!. Man and horse 6d. Horse and chair 
is. 6d. Chair and two horses 2s. Four wheeled carriage 
with two horses 35. Ditto with four horses 45. Ditto 
with six horses 55. Cattle per head 6d. Sheep and calves 
i^d per head. 

THIRTY DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN-AWAY from the subscribers, living in Hopewell 
township, Hunterdon county, and province of New 
Jersey, on Sunday evening last, the I3th inst. three Negro 
men, viz. BONTURAH, by trade a shoemaker, 27 years of 
age, and a well-set fellow : Had on and took with him, a 
suit of black clothes, a brown silk camblet coat, three linen 
shirts, good shoes and stockings. The second named 
JACK, 23 years old, and exceeds the others in stoutness : 
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536 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

bodied coat, a vest, the fore parts calf-skin, with the hair 
on, new buckskin breeches, a new felt hat, good shoes and 
stockings. The third named FRANK, 19 years old: Had 
on and took with him, a green sagathy coat, a light 
coloured cut velvet vest, tw r o striped Holland jackets, a 
brown coat, a red great coat, a pair of leather breeches, 
three shirts, the one ruffled, a pair of tow trowsers, a new 
castor hat, good shoes and stockings. They are all this 
country born, each near 5 feet 6 inches high, of the 
blackest kind, and as they can read, it is supposed they 
have passes, which the subscribers desire to have secured, 
with them. The one has a wife in Philadelphia. They 
took with them a fearnought great coat. Whoever takes 
up and secures said Negroes in any of his Majesty's gaols, 
so that their masters may have them again, shall have the 
above reward, or TEN DOLLARS for either, and reasonable 
charges, paid by SAMUEL STOUT, sen. BENJAMIN STOUT, 
jun. and SAMUEL STOUT, jun. or by THOMAS SHIELDS, in 
Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1593, 
June 16, 1773. 

TO BE SOLD, 

ACompleat four wheeled carriage made for a large 
family, (which now is removed into town is the 
reason for selling it) it is made like a coach, only with 
curtains round it of good serge, and hangs on iron 
springs, six grown persons besides one or two on the box 
may ride in it very comfortably; it is almost new, made 
strong, and cost 85/. without harness, and is to be sold for 
5O/. Enquire of Broughton Reynolds, at Elisabeth-Town 
Point, or of the ozvner at Elisabeth-Town, 

JONATHAN HAMPTON. 



T 



TO BE SOLD. 

HE ivell knoivn and pleasantly situated house and 
lott of land, together with all the improvements, in 



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Elizabeth Tozvn, zvhereon the subscriber lately lived: The 
lott contains sir acres of choice land, upon which is a 
young orchard of seventy thriving apple trees, of the very 
best fruit, viz. Newt own Pippins, French ditto, Golden 
ditto, Spitzenburgh, Early Codling. Swaar, and black 
Apples, Pearmain and Russeting. There are likewise 
cherries, pears, plumbs, peaches, &c with a large garden, 
stored with grapes of the best quality; There is also a 
large stable neatly finished, sufficient to contain three 
horses; likewise a good chair house, and other out-houses, 
a large pigeon house and poultry house, and a well of ex- 
cellent ^vater. The said lott of land is bounded in front 
upon the post road that leads from the court-house to 
Newark, and in the rear upon a beautiful river of fresh 
water. The situation of the 1 aforesaid house and lott of 
land is so engaging that the subscriber Hatters himself 
little need be said concerning it, as it will recommend it- 
self, either to a Gentleman for a country seat, or to a mer- 
chant or shop keeper for its peculiar advantage for trade, 
The aforesaid premises are but a feiv steps from either 
the English, or Presbyterian church. Any person inclin- 
ing to purchase the above described lott of land and 
premises, may be acquainted with the terms by applying 
to Captain William Luce, or Jonathan J. Dayton, Esq; 
at Elisabeth-Town, of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Esq; 
in New-York, or of the subscriber living at Neiv Bruns- 
wick, by whom an indisputable title ivill be given, and 
the terms of payment be made easy to the purchaser by 
EDWARD VAUGHAN DONGAN. 

New-Brunswick, June 17, 1773. 

Rivington's New-York Gazetteer; or the Connec- 
ticut, New-Jersey, Hudson' s-River, and Quebec 
Weekly Advertiser, No. Q, June 17. 1773 



538 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

BOWNE and RICKMAN, 

HAVE removed their store from the house of Peter 
Clopper, to the house of Moses Gomez, on the 
opposite side of the same street, one door from the corner 
of Burling' s-Slip; and have lately received a fresh supply 
of STEEL, manufactured by John Jane, in West- Jersey, 
which they sell at a less price than English, and engage 
that if any bar proves faulty, to take it back and return 
the money. 

N. B. They have a quantity of dry goods as usual; 
Pope's SCYTHES, just received from Boston. Supple- 
ment to the New-York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1130, June 21, 1773. 

The Author of the COM PLEAT SURVEYOR, 

To the PUBLIC in general, and to the SUBSCRIBERS in 
particular. 

GENTLEMEN, 

GIVE me leave to address you once more on the subject 
of my intended publication,, and to inform you that 
though my manuscript copy has met with the greatest 
approbation, I have not yet been favored with a sufficiency 
of subscribers to enable me to carry it into immediate 
execution, without running too great a hazard. I must 
therefore request the favour of those gentlemen, ^vho have 
done me the honour of subscribing, that they would bo 
pleased to indulge me with a fezv months longer, in which 
time give me leave to request the other well-wishers to 
mathematical learning among the public, that they would 
be pleased to bcstoiv their generous assistance to the pub- 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 539 

lication of so useful an undertaking, in which they will 
greatly oblige, their 

Most Obedient Humble Servant, 

s. GALE. 
RECOMMENDATIONS of the above work. 

Subscriptions are taken by . . . Mr. Isaac Collins, 
Burlington; Mr. Zacariah Rossel, Mount-Holly; . . . 

NEW YORK, June 21. GAINERS MARINE LIST. 

PORT of RHODE ISLAND, June 14. 
Arrived . . . Winant, Egg Harbour, . . . 
Saturday Afternoon arrived here . . . Schooner 
Farmer's Delight, Fosset, Cape May. . . . 

THIS is to inform all persons concerned, that we the 
subscribers, appointed (in and by an act of the Governor, 
Council and General Assembly of the province of New- 
Jersey,) judges to hear and determine between the owners 
or possessors of meadows, low lands and swamps, lying 
on both sides the river Passaick in the province of New- 
Jersey; and the owners of a certain mill-dam and rift of 
rocks in said river, (which said mill-dam was erected by 
Capt. James Gray, and others) will meet at the dwelling- 
house of James Banks, innholder, in Newark, in the 
county of Essex on Thursday the eighth of July next, by 
ten of the clock in the forenoon of the same day; and will 
then and there proceed to hear and determine the several 
matters referred to us in and by the said act of Assembly, 1 
agreeable to the directions therein mentioned; of which 
all parties concerned are hereby required to take notice. 

JOHN CHETWOOD, 
ISAAC PEARSON, 
JOHN SCHURMAN 

The New York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1130, June 21, 1773. 



act was passed in 1773, for lowering the dam at Little Falls. 



54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

Kingston, Somerset County, New-Jersey, June 17, 1773. 
RUN AWAY from the subscriber, on Monday, the 24^/1 
of May last, a 'negroe man, named CAESAR, a slim fellow, 
about 23 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high; he has 
an old sore on the small of one of his legs, and speaks 
broken English: Had on, when he went away, two lincey 
jackets, the under one double-breasted, without sleeves, a 
brown tow shirt and trowsers; the other things not 
known. Whoever takes up said Negroe man, and secures 
him in any goal, so as his master may get him again, shall 
han'e FORTY SHILLINGS reward, and reasonable charges, 
paid by THOMAS SKILLMAN. 

RAN away, last night, from the subscriber, living in the 
Township of Deptford, in the County of Gloucester, two 
servant men, both Germans, the one named JOHN 
WEIGKEL, speaks the low Dutch language very well, a 
tall slim fellow, near 6 feet high, has straight brown hair, 
a scar on his upper lip, light grey eyes, is bald on the top 
of his head, and has a very bold look, speaks little or no 
English, he has been an old soldier, and has a sore on his 
right leg, occasioned by a wound he received in the army, 
is about 30 years of age; he took with him a long blue 
duffil jacket, lined with striped linsey, a coarse ticklen- 
burg shirt, tow trowsers, new shoes, and a new felt hat. 
. The other named CHRISTIAN SMITH, born in 
Saxony, about 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, has short lightish 
coloured hair, a scar on his nose, and bandy legs, mostly 
shuts one of his eyes when he speaks; has an impediment 
in his speech, speaks little or no English ; had on, and took 
away with him, a long blue jacket, lined with striped lin- 
sey, a green under jacket, blue duffil trowsers, a blue and 
white striped jacket with sleeves, new brown thread 
stockings, ozenbrigs shirt, and a new felt hat; they took 
with them an indenture of one John Adam Louber, 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 541 

Whoever will take them up, and secure them in any of his 
Majesty's goals, so that their master can get them again, 
shall have FIVE POUNDS reward for each of them, and rea- 
sonable charges, paid by me WILLIAM LAWRENCE, or by 
Mr. DETRICK REES, Innkeeper, in Philadelphia. 

June 18, 1773. 

Penris Neck, Salem County, West-Jersey, June 15, 1773. 
RUN AWAY from the subscriber, a Scotch servant man, 
named TAMES DICK, about 30 years of age, a thick well 
set fellow, sandy complexion, with a very sandy beard, 
supposed to be about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high; had on a 
dark coloured bearskin jacket, but the sleeves are blue and 
red mixed, the said jacket is lined with striped lincey, his 
under jacket is the same sort of the sleeves of his upper 
one, has a new tow shirt, old tow trowsers, a half-worn 
^vool hat, old shoes. He had on an iron collar, when he 
went away, this being the sixth time he has run away. 
Said servant has a coarse voice, and a down look. Who- 
ever takes up said servant, and secures him, so as his 
master may get him again, shall have FOUR DOLLARS 
reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

THOMAS CARNEY, junior. 

WAS LOST, about the 3Oth of April, near the house of 
the subscriber, living in the township of Waterford, in 
the county of Gloucester, West New Jersey, a SILVER 
WATCH, with a silver dial-plate, maker's name T. Movat, 
No. 101. Whoever has found the same, and brings it to 
the subscriber, shall receive FOUR DOLLARS reward. 

ISAAC FISH. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2322, June 23, 
1773- 



54 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

Philadelphia, June 17, 1773. 

The subscriber having removed into the Jerseys, will sell 
at Public Vendue, on Thursday, the I5th of July next 
at five o'clock in the afternoon, on the premises, 
A Two story HOUSE, and LOT of GROUND situate in 
Southwark, on the East side of Second-street, about 45 
feet below South street : The lot is 20 feet on Second- 
street, and 65 feet deep: The house is 17 feet front, and 
30 feet deep, has six good rooms well finished, and three 
fire places, with the addition of a good vault well arched ; 
the yard and three feet alley is paved; the lower part of 
the house has been used for a smith's shop, but with a 
small expense can be made into two good rooms, or a 
large shop for dry goods or grocery, or for a joiner, car- 
penter, &c. and as it is near the New- Market, will suit any 
public business; subject to a small ground rent of Six 
Pounds currency per annum, and will now readily rent 
for Twenty-five Rninds a year. For further terms apply 
to MATTHEW POTTER, at the corner of Front and Lom- 
bard-streets, or to the subscriber, at Cohansey Bridge. 

MATTHEW POTTER, junior. 1 

THE Public is hereby informed, that the Delaware Lot- 
tery, for the Benefit of the College of New-Jersey, &c, in 
which are, one Prize of Six Thousand Dollars, two of 
Two Thousand, four of One Thousand, besides many 
other valuable Prizes, and not two blanks to a prize, will 
be drawn the beginning of next October. All Gentlemen 
who have been entrusted with tickets, are desired to give 
speedy notice of the state of the sales; and as there may 
be many in different quarters willing to promote this 
Lottery, to whom it is difficult to write, they are requested 
to send for tickets to Richard Stockton, Jonathan Ser- 

!In 1775 Matthew Potter kept a tavern at Bridgeton. 



I//3] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 543 

geant, Esquires, or Mr. Enos Kelso, at Princeton; to 
William P. Smith, William Livingston, or Robert Ogden, 
Esquires, at Elizabeth-Town, New- Jersey; Messieurs 
Broom and Co. at New- York; George Bryan, or Joseph 
Read, Esquires, Doctors William Shippen, John Redman, 
or Robert Harris, Messieurs Andrew Hodge, Gunning 
Bedford, William Henry, John Bayard, Isaac Snowden, 
Jonathan B. Smith, William Semple, Robert Paisley, or 
William and Thomas Bradford, in Philadelphia: Mr. 
David Walker, in New Port, on Potowmac, Maryland; 
Mr. Archibald M'Call, in Tappahannock ; Mr. John Tal- 
liaferro, in Fredericksburg; and Mr. William Holt, in 
Williamsburg, Virginia; or to the following Gentlemen, 
viz. George Munro, David Finney, John Thomson, and 
Nicholas Vandyke, Esquires, Messieurs Samuel Patter- 
son, and David Clarke, in New-Castle, who are appointed 
Managers of said Lottery, and will be on oath for the 
faithful discharge of the trust reposed in them. The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No 1594, June 23, 1773. 

Newark-Mountains, June 7, 1773. 

I The subscriber, having through misinformations, and 
mistaken apprehensions respecting Mr. John Ogden, jun. 
and an undue resentment, been led greatly to injure his 
character and reputation, especially by the publication of 
a sarcastical, injurious letter, directed to the said Ogden. 
in Messrs. Inslee and Car's new paper, 1 of the I7th of 
May last, and since continued, dated Newark Mountains, 
April 6, 1773; for which I acknowledge myself greatly to 
blame, and am heartily sorry, and humbly ask pardon of 
Mr. Ogden, his friends, and the public; and hope, by a life 



*The New York Gazette and The Weekly Post-Boy, formerly James 
Parker's. No copy of this issue has been found. 



544 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

correspondent to manifest to him and the public, the sin- 
cerity of this acknowledgement. 

ISAAC MORRISON. 

Rwington's New-York Gazetteer, No. 10, June 
24, 1773- 

NEW- YORK, June 28. 

Wednesday Evening last the Sloop New- York Packet, 
Capt. Hunt, arrived here from South Carolina in 7 Days, 
in whom came Passengers, Mr. Lynch, his Lady and 
Daughter, Mr. David Ross, Mr. Joseph King, and sev- 
eral others. About 12 Months since Mr. King left his 
Residence in Morris County, New -Jersey, and travelled 
by Land to Fort Pitt on the River Ohio; from thence he 
went down that River to the Mississippi, from that to 
New-Orleans and Pensacola and back again to the Missis- 
sippi, where he explored several Rivers that empty into 
the Bay of Me:nico : He left the English settlements on 
the Mississippi the loth Day of May last, and says That 
the Inhabitants there were in general very healthy, the 
Lands good, the Indians friendly, and the Settlement of 
that Country daily increasing; that about the i8th of May 
the Connecticut Military Adventurers, under the Com- 
mand of Col. Putman, left their Sloop at New Orleans, 
and proceeded up the River in a Barge in order to pursue 
their Intention of making a Settlement on the River Mis- 
sissippi. 

The Sloop Industry, James Grant, late Master, from 
North Carolina, for this Port is ashore near Barnegat, 
the Master being knocked overboard last Sunday Week. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of Com- 
mon Pleas, held at Newark, in and for the county of 
Essex, notice is hereby given to the respective creditors 



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of Ezekiel Wicks, an insolvent debtor, now confined for 
debt in the goal of the county of Essex, that the said 
creditors appear before two of the judges of the said 
court, on Monday the 26th day of July next, at two 
o'clock in the afternoon, at the court house in Newark 
aforesaid, to shew cause, (if any they have) why the said 
prisoner should not be discharged from his imprisonment, 
agreeable to the directions of a late act of the Governor, 
Council, and General Assembly, of the province of New- 
Jersey, passed in the twelfth year of his present Majesty's 
reign, entitled 'An act for the relief of insolvent debtors.' 

To be run for, at Powles-Hook, | Sometime in Septem- 
ber next, ! A WHIM purse of ONE HUNDRED 
DOLLARS, free for any horse, mare or gelding, (full 
bloods excepted) carrying weight for age blood and 
inches. 

PERTH-AMBOY. 

THE convenient BATH advertised last year, is put 
into very good order for the reception of such as incline 
to bathe in SEA-WATER. Several persons last year re- 
ceived great benefit from it. The mineral spring (similar 
to the German spaw) is also in good order; which with 
the Bath, has been very efficacious in scorbutic and other 
disorders. 

N. B. Genteel lodgings to be had in private families. 
The New York Gazette, and The Weekly Mercury, No. 
1131, June 28, 1773. 

Philadelphia, June 30, 1773. 

WHEREAS CHARLES READ/ Esq; for the recovery of his 
health, as well as for securing and recovering some large 
sums of money due to him in the West-Indies, has lately 

l For sketches of Charles Read, see N. J. Archives, IX, 151; X, 426. 

35 



$46 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

embarked thither, and, being desirous of preventing any 
uneasiness among such as he may owe money to ; has 
appointed us, the subscribers, trustees, to make sale of 
such parts of his estate, as may be necessary for the dis- 
charge of his debts, which we purpose proceeding to do 
as soon as possible. We therefore desire all persons who 
have any demands against him to bring in their accounts, 
properly proved, that they may be settled; and all who are 
indebted to him, by mortgage, bond, note or book-debt, 
are desired immediately to discharge their respective debts 
to the subscribers, who are authorized to receive the same. 

DANIEL ELLIS/ at Burlington. 
CHARLES READ, junior; Aetna Furnace. 
THOMAS FISHER, Philadelphia. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2323, June 30, 
1773- 

Roads Town, Cumberland County, New-Jersey, June 19. 
1773- 

WAS taken up last evening by the subscriber, and is now 
lodged in Cumberland goal, one JOHN ALFORD, who ack- 
nowledges himself to be the person, who ran away from 
Action* Forge, in Burlington county, being advertised in 
the Pennsylvania journal, No. 1593, by Mr. Lawrence 
Saltar, who is now requested to come and take care of 
said fellow. THOMAS REMINGTON. 

The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1595, June 30, 

1773- 

PHILADELPHIA. | We hear from Egg-harbour, New- 
Jersey, that on Saturday the I9th inst. as Mr. Joseph 
Grant of that place was fishing, he saw a schooner run 
ashore near the mouth of the inlet, on which he put off to 

'For sketch of Daniel Ellis, see N. J. Archives, 2d series, HI, 362. 
*Atsion. 



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her assistance, where he found only a boy, about 1 5 years 
of age, who said his name was Peter Brown; that the 
schooner was called the Industry, that the master of her 
was named James Grant, who, while at the helm the day 
before, was knocked overboard by the boom and was 
drowned, and that they were bound to New-York from 
North-Carolina: that as soon as his master was knocked 
over, he took the helm and making the land soon after, 
stood for it, when luckily he ran ashore as above. The 
schooner which is about 25 feet keel, with gaff sails, is 
since got off and lays safe in Little Egg-harbour inlet. 
On searching the vessel they found that she had on board 
furs, cloaths, bees and myrtle wax. cash and bills to the 
amount of 7 or 8ool. which all lay safe in the hands of the 
above Joseph Grant. The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 
1595, June 30, 1773. 

FORTY SHILLINGS Reward. 

RUN AWAY from the subscriber on Saturday last, the 
26th instant, a Negro Man named Peter, about twenty 
years of age, about 5 feet high, a clumsey looking fellow, 
stoops a little in his walk. Had on and took with him, a 
light coloured wilton coatee, a red nap ditto, a clouded 
knit waistcoat, light coloured jean breeches with silk gar- 
ters, black plush ditto, almost new shoes, clouded stock- 
ings, check shirt, plated buckles, an old beaver hat, and 
other articles. As he is a cunning artful fellow will en- 
deavor to pass for a free man, he has a mother living in 
Trentown, a free woman named Violet, and it is likely he 
is gone that way. Whoever apprehends and secures said 
Negroe in any of his Majesty's goals, so that his master 
may have him again, shall have the above reward, and 
reasonable charges if brought home, paid by 

JOHN M'CALLA. 



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N. B. All masters of vessels and others are forbid to 
harbour or carry off said Negro at their peril. The 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2323, June 30, 1773. 

NEW- YORK, July i. 

Last Week, we are informed, as Mr. John Ludlow, 
Jun. and his Sister-in-Law, were coming in a Chair to 
New- York, before they got to Powlas-Hook Ferry, the 
Horse taking Fright, ran away with the Chair, by which 
the Lady was thrown out, and happily escaped without 
much Hurt, but Mr. Ludlow falling in the Chair, or by 
the Kicks of the Horse, was so much bruised, that tho' he 
was able to proceed on his Journey, to Flushing, on Long- 
Island, a Fever ensued, with a Mortification, which put an 
End to his Life in 2 or 3 Days. His Remains were in- 
terr'd at Flushing on Sunday last. 

LIST of the Numbers of the Tickets which drew Prizes 
in the Bridgwater Lottery, for the Disposal of certain 
Lands in the Township of Bridgwater, in Somerset 
County, New- Jersey in which Lottery John Boylan. 
Merchant, and James Kirkpatrick, were Managers. 

N. B. Those Numbers that have no Figures against 
them are Prizes of Twenty Four Shillings each. 
Those Numbers that have Asterisks, (*) prefixed to 

them are Land Prizes estimated at the Value placed 

against the respective Numbers, viz. 

No 64, Lot No 10, estimated at .25 No 314 Lot No 

5, .50. No 643, Lot No 3, .100 No 1194, Lot No 9, 
.25 No 1288 Lot No i, .200 No 1540, Lot No 4, 
.50 No 1569, Lot No n, .25 No 1617 Lot No 2, 
.100 No 2483, Lot No 8, .25 No 2649, Lot No 7, 
.50 No 3702, Lot No 6, 50. 50 No 3702, Lot No 

6, 50.* 



J Then follow nearly 12 columns of Numbers of Tickets. 



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On Saturday last 4 Men, viz. Stephen Waterman, John 
Swan, Brown, and another Man, were appre- 
hended at Woodbridge, on Suspicion of counterfeiting 
Dollars, Half Joes, &c. one of the Men it is said has made 
an ample Confession and impeached several Persons in 
different Parts, as being Accomplices. The New York 
Journal; or, The General- Advertiser., No. 1591, July i. 
1773- 

MOUNT HOPE, pig and bar iron, | of as good a 
quality as any made in America, to be sold by Mr. 
NICHOLAS HOFFMAN, in New- York, Mr. JOHN BLANCH- 
ARD, at Elizabeth-Town, or by Messrs. FAISH and WRIS- 
BERG, the proprietors, at Mount Hope, in New-Jersey, 
where particular drafts of iron will be drawn on the 
shortest notice, and executed in the neatest and best man- 
ner. 

PERTH-AMBOY, June 27. 

The two men who came from New-England about a 
year ago, and passed by the names of Stephen Waterman 
and John Swan, hired an house and pretended to set up 
the silversmith's trade; some time before, another by the 
name of Noah Colton, set up the same trade at Middle- 
town Point; their conduct was soon suspicious, and on 
Saturday last four men were apprehended in Wood- 
bridge, Swan at work in his shop, with a man of some 
property, near 80 years of age, named Brown, several 
instruments for making Dollars were found hid in the 
house, a slating press in the shop, and other tools hid in 
a post hole, the brook and other places : As Waterman 
was from home and with a suspicious man, the officers 
proceeded to the house of one Hutchin's near Bound 
Brook, who had been also suspected, in their way they 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

met Waterman at a tavern, he attempted to get off, and 
was seen to throw away something which one of his pur- 
suers took up, and found to be five pieces milled, intended 
for half Jo's; he was soon taken, the officers proceeded to 
Hutchins's from whence two men escaped, supposed to be 
Colton and one Boyd, a New England man. The persons 
apprehended were examined on Sunday, at first they pre- 
varicated, and at last refused to answer, but being separ- 
ately examined and suspecting the proof much against 
them, one of them made a full confession, by which 
several persons in different parts appear to be concerned 
with them. The Dollars made are of 1758, 1762 and 
1766, the Dollars have been formerly described in the 
news papers. The Jo's not being complete, no other 
description can be given of them than that they are all of 
1743 and 1761. 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST. 

PORT of RHODE-ISLAND, June 28. | Arrived . . , 
Smith, Amboy; . . . Donaldson, Salem on Dela- 
ware. 

PURSUANT to an order of the inferior court of common 
pleas, held at Newark, in and for the county of Essex, 
notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of 
Andrew Craig, an insolvent debtor, that the said creditors 
appear before Stephen Crane, and Jonathan Hampton, 
two of the judges of the said court, at the court-house in 
Elizabeth-Town, on Monday the 2d day of August next, 
at three of the clock in the afternoon of the same day, to 
shew cause (if any they have) why the said Andrew 
Craig should not be discharged agreeable to the directions 
of a late act of the Governor, Council, and General 
Assembly of the province of New- Jersey, entitled, "An 
act for the relief of insolvent debtors. The New York 
Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1132, July 5, 1773. 



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Salem, West New-Jersey, June 28, 1773. 
THERE were two persons committed to my custody on 
the 2Oth of this instant, viz. ROBERT DUFFEY, alias LAD- 
BROOK, born in England, by trade a joiner; the other 
named WILLIAM THOMPSON. Their masters, if any they 
have, are desired to come and take them away and pay 
charges in five weeks from the date hereof, or they will 
be sold out for the same, by 

BATEMAN LLOYD, Sheriff. 

TAKEN UP and committed to the gaol of the city of 
Perth Amboy, in the county of Middlesex, in New Jersey, 
the ist of July, 1773, an Irish servant man named JOHN 
RUTLEGE, who confesses he is the servant of one JOHN 
PATTERSON, of Tinicum township, Bucks county, and left 
his master last month, as mentioned in an advertisement 
inserted in this paper of the 7th of June inst. His master 
may have him again by applying to the subscriber, and 
paying the reward for taking him up, and charges. 

OBADIAH KING, Gaoler. 
The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 89, July 5, 1773. 

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 ... From Cumberland 
County, in New-Jersey, we are informed, that on the 22d 
of last Month, a Man was found on the Beach, near Hope 
Point, on the River Delaware, supposed to have been 
drowned from on board some vessel : He was a middle- 
sized Man, and had on a striped Linen Vest, with Sleeves, 
the Stripes going round his Body, a Check Shirt, black 
Silk Handkerchief round his Neck, a Pair of blue Duffil 
Trowsers, and blue knit Breeches under them, blue ribbed 
Stockings, and Chrystal Buttons, set in Silver, in his 
Sleeves, tho' not fellows; he had also a large Key in one 
of his Pockets, with a small Cord tied to it, which were 



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all the Articles found about him when the Inquisition was 
taken by the Coroner. 

Gloucester County, New- Jersey, July 2, 1773. 
RUN away from the subscriber, an Irish servant man, 
named MICHAEL PARREL, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches 
high; had on and took with him, a fine white shirt, spotted 
flannel jacket, much worn, a pair of brown cloth breeches, 
with patches on the seat, grey yarn stockings, a pair of 
new pumps, with square steel buckles; has straight black 
hair, old felt hat, much worn, is pitted with the small" 
pox. 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 EIGHT DOLLARS reward and reason- 
able charges, paid by 

ANDREW RICHMAN. 

N. B. He was bought out of Philadelphia goal this 
day, and run away as his master was taking him home. 
All masters of vessels, and others, are forbid to harbour 
or conceal said servant, at their peril. 

New Hanover, Burlington County, June 30, 1773. 
THREE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN away from the subscriber, in the night of the 28th 
instant, an English servant man, named JOHN DOLING, he 
says he is about 21 years of age, is a thick well set fellow, 
about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, wears his own sandy hair 
frized, has a down look, and talks Yorkshire; he took 
with him two check shirts, two pair of leather breeches, 
3 pair of woollen stockings, and a pair of ribbed ditto, a 
lightish coloured broad-cloth coat, jacket, and breeches, 
an old jacket, patched on the elbow, a brown under jacket, 
ripped down the side, a nankeen ditto, a pair of new 
pumps, two pair of buckles, one pair plated, a pair of 



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silver sleeve-buttons, a map handkerchief, a new castor 
hat, an old ditto, tore on the crown Whoever takes up 
said servant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's 
goals, so that his master may get him again, or brings 
him to me at the above place, shall have the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, paid by 

MAHLON WRIGHT. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2324, July 7, 

1773- 

ON the first day of this instant, June, Anno Dom. 1773 
came to the house of the subscriber living in Kingwood, 
Hunterdon county, West New Jersey, a certain young 
Lad, who said his name was JAMES POWEL, and 
agreed to work with me at my business of weaving : He 
had likewise left a silver Watch in pledge with another 
man for a certain sum of money, which he desired me to 
redeem; which request I complied with: But, on the 
second day after, he refused to stay with me any longer, 
and demanded the watch, which I refused to let him have, 
because I suspected him not to be the proper owner. Any 
person coming and proving his property, describing the 
watch, and discharges all the cost and expenses, which I 
have been at, on account of the same, any time within 
three months after the above-said date, may have it 
again; otherwise, it will be sold, to discharge the same, 
by me JOSEPH M'KNIGHT. The Pennsylvania Journal; 
and The Weekly Advertiser, No. 1596, July 7, 1773. 

NEW- YORK, July 8. | . . On Thursday last died 
at New Brunswick, Francis Costigin, Esq; an old in- 
habitant of that city, an eminent practitioner in the law, 
benevolent and good humoured. Death relieved him 
from a variety of distempers, generally incident to old 
age; but the remembrance of his social and convivial 
qualities will be deduced to many future generations. 



554 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

Perth- Amboy, July i, 1773. 

WHEREAS at the last meeting of the general proprietors 
of the Eastern Division of New -Jersey, a motion was 
made for a new dividend of the vacant lands of alottment, 
and that the same should be general, or confined to a par- 
ticular county, as the board should think proper; which 
having been considered, it was resolved, that the matter 
should be taken into farther consideration, at their next 
stated meeting in September ensuing, and ordered that 
public notice thereof be given at least two months before 
the said meeting, in the New-York and Philadelphia 
News-Papers. 

This is therefore to give notice that the said meeting 
will be held at this place, on the second Tuesday being 
the fourteenth day of September next, and the matter 
then taken into consideration, of which all persons con- 
cerned are desired to take notice, and govern themselves 
accordingly. 

JOHN SMYTH, Reg. 

THOMAS POWELL, 

MASTER of the Boarding-School at Burlington, New- 
Jersey, craves leave to inform his friends and employers, 
that being assisted by gentlemen of character, and abilities 
he undertakes to qualify Youth for the Compting-Hoitsc, 
the College, or the Sea. He likewise acknowledges the 
favours of such who have been, and are pleased to employ 
him, and assures them of the continuance of his honest 
endeavours to discharge the trust, that is, or shall be 
reposed 'in him. 

JAMES M'BRIDE, 

On Morris-Town Green, has for sale, for | cash, iron, or 
country produce, the fol- | lowing goods, viz 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5$ 5 

BROAD cloths, bearskins, coatings duffil blankets, flan- 
nels, shaloons, cawiblets, calimancoes, poplins, cross- 
barred stuffs, flozvered ticklenburgs, everlasting, russels; 
beaver, castor, chip and wool hatts; variety of chintzes, 
cottons, callicoes, pencilled ditto, red and white ditto, 
breeches pieces, durants, taffaties and pelongs, Persians, 
silk ferretings, taffaty and Barcelona handkerchiefs, 
flowered bandanoes, romel and check ditto, blue and 
white, red and white ditto, spotted and kenting, silk quilts, 
purple ditto, worsted ditto, Queen's net, silk guaze 
commodes, variety of ribbons, cambrics, lawn, muslins, 
striped Holland, drillings, diaper, flowered aprons, black 
and white catgut, a quantity of Irish linens, sheeting, 
cotton, wool, ozenbrigs, womens shoes, broad and narrow 
checks, Harlem stripes, Turkey ditto, Prince's linen, nan- 
keens, tammies, pistol lawns, dowlas, sewing silk, worsted 
stockings, Scots threads, ivory and horn combs; womens 
fans, velverets, buckram, twist, gilt and mohair buttons, 
writing and bonnet paper, gartering, binding, razors, 
thimbles, Whitechapel and common needles, pins, history 
of the four Kings, knives and forks, Hints, plated shoe 
buckles, common ditto, fish hooks, powder and shot, snuff 
and snuff boxes, pipes and tobacco, copperas and allum, 
indigo and glue, log and red wood, chest and padlocks, 
corks, brimstone, lancets J gimblets, steel, sealing-wax, 
flat irons, frying-pans, brass-furniture, glass ware; tea, 
coffee, chocolate, loaf and brown sugar, rum and 
molasses, cream coloured ivare, English and York stone 
ditto, punch bowls, chalk, windoiv glass, nut-megs, 
cloves, mace, alspice, cinnamon, pepper, ground ginger, 
tacks, screzvs, awl blades, pegging awls, beads, sleeve and 
shirt buttons, brass chair nails, drawing knives, pen- 
knives, carpenters hammers, brass cocks, nails, hinges, 
buckle brushes, plane irons; flute and handsaw flies; flute 
9 1-2, round rasps, knitting needles, bibles, testaments, 



NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

spelling books, primers, pilgrim's progress by Bunyan, 
Russet's seven sermons, whole duty of prayer, call to the 
unconverted, lovers secretary, visions, wars of the Jews, 
pleasures of matrimony, Guy Earl of Warwick, Robinson 
Crusoe, Laugh and be fat, agate, block and cream tea 
pots, brozvn mugs, pocket bottles, yellow cups and dishes, 
looking glasses, horse-whips, tops, bobbins, coloured 
thread, and many other things too tedious to mention 
here. 

N. B. York money will be received a penny each shil- 
ling advance, and twelve coppers will be taken for a 
shilling. Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, No. 12, July 

8, 1773- 

Five Dollars Reward. 

RUN away from the Subscriber living in Shrews- 
bury, a Negro servant man named BEN, otherwise 
called CIP, abo^t 30 years of age) near 5 feet high, of a 
yellow complexion; had on when he went away, a pair of 
tow trowsers, linen shirt, with creepers to the bosom and 
wrists, a frize jacket, with cuffs to the sleeves, he has been 
in the army, and talks much when a little elevated with 
liquor. Whoever secures said Negro shall be entitled to 
the above reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

STEPHEN TALLMAN, jun. 
June 26, 1773. 

BOSTON, June 28, 1773. 

By the abstract of the proceedings of the society for 
propagating the gospel in foreign parts, published in 
1773, it appears that the benefactions and legacies re- 
ceived by them in the year 1772, amounted to 4272!. 153. 
6d. Sterling: "all which, and a much larger sum, amount- 
ing in the whole to 688 il. 95. lod. has been expended in 



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Salaries, gratuities to Missionaries, and other incidental 
charges, and for books sent by the Society to North- 
America." 

The number of Missionaries and School-Masters, sup- 
ported by the society are as follows, viz. 
At Newfoundland, 3 Missionaries, i School-Master, 
At Nova-Scotia, 6 Ditto, 7 Ditto, 
At New-Hampshire, 2 Ditto, i Ditto, 
At Massa. Bay, 1 1 Ditto, 
At Rhode-Island, 3 Ditto, i Ditto, 
At Connecticut, 17 Ditto, i Ditto, 
At New-York, 15 Ditto, 8 Ditto, 
At New- Jersey, 10 Ditto, 2 Ditto, 
At Pennsylvania, 10 Ditto, i Ditto, 
At North Carolina, 4 Ditto, 
At South Carolina, i Ditto, 
At Georgia, 2 Ditto, 
At Musquito Shore, i Ditto, i Ditto, 
At Bahama Island, 2 Ditto, i Ditto, 
At Africa, i Ditto, 
At Barbados, 3 Ditto. 

[This society which has long been almost the only 
visible support of Episcopacy in America, has for many 
years been looked upon by Secretaries 1 of several denom- 
inations, with an evil eye; and has been the subject of 
many of their virulent attacks, equally malevolent and 
absurd. The real cause of enmity to the society, is the 
support it gives to Episcopacy; the pretended cause, is the 
misapplication of the money given or bequeathed to the 
society, for the charitable purposes of its Institution. But 
the unreasonableness of the pretence will evidently appear 
to any one who considers the open and public manner in 
which all the Business of that society is transacted : That 
accounts of all the receipts and disbursments, together 

1 Query: sectaries. 



558 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^773 

with all the missionaries letters, and everything relating 
to the distribution of this charity, and the reasons of it, 
are, annually published, and distributed gratis, so that all, 
both friends and enemies may know the whole: Also, 
that all the Missionaries, knowing before they write, that 
their letters will be published, and critically examined, by 
their inveterate enemies, and every fault or error exposed 
in the most unfavourable light; are under the strongest 
restraints imaginable, against falsehood, in the accounts 
they transmit. The pretence, that the money given to the 
society is misapplied, is founded on a supposition, that it 
is applied in a manner that the charitable Donors neither 
intended nor would have consented to. But it is not easy 
to conceive that the benefactors to this noble charity, can 
be ignorant of the manner in which their donations are 
applied, since they were furnished with the readiest and 
most ample means of information;, from the society's 
accounts, published every year, and giving the fullest sat- 
isfaction concerning the distribution of the money en- 
trusted to their hands; and since, it must be confessed, 
that their enemies have not been sparing of their en- 
deavours to prevent too favourable an opinion of the 
society, in the minds of the people, and to suggest every 
unfavourable circumstance against their liberality towards 
it. These printed accounts of the society have been pub- 
lished annually ever since its institution; and ever since 
the salutary effects of it have been publickly apparent, its 
interests have been strenuously opposed by its adversaries, 
and yet it continues to grow, flourish more and more. 

The very benefactions which support it, witness, that 
the Donors both know and approve of the distribution of 
the money ; for it is not to be supposed, that people would 
voluntarily and unsolicited, part with their money, unless 
they were well satisfied it would be applied according to 
their intention. In short, it is the certainty which the 



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annual accounts and the fair open conduct of the society, 
affords to the publick, both of the design of the charity, 
and the manner of its application, that is the inducement 
to the donations, that are from time to time made to it. 
The adversaries to it, should therefore, change the object 
of their resentment, and from the society turn it to those 
whose gifts support it.] New-York Journal; or The 
General Advertiser, No. 1592, July 8, 1773. 

WILLIAM ELSWORTH, 

FINDS himself under an absolute Necessity to postpone 
the Drawing of his Lottery, till the first Tuesday of Sep- 
tember next ; as he has not yet had Returns from several 
of his Friends, who had a considerable Number of his 
Tickets to dispose of: As the Prizes are already rolled 
up, and ready to put in the Box; it is earnestly requested, 
that all those who were entrusted with Tickets, will be 
careful to account for, or return them by the Time above 
mentioned, when the Lottery will be certainly drawn. 

Orders for Tickets directed to Mr. Verdine Elsworth, 
at Powles's Hook, (who has some of the Tickets still to 
dispose of) and left with Mr. William Elsworth on 
Golden Hill, or the Printer hereof, will be immediately 
forwarded. The New-York Journal, No. 1592, July 8, 
1773- 

PURSUANT to an order of the judges of the inferior 
court of common pleas, in and for the county of Morris, 
notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of 
: Nathaniel Hubble, and James Dunn, insolvent debtors, 
now confined for debt in the common goal of the county 
of Morris, that the said creditors appear before two of 
the judges of the said court, on Wednesday the 4th of 
August next, at two o'clock in the afternoon of the same 
day, at the court-house in Morris Town aforesaid, to 



560 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

shew cause (if any they have) why the said prisoners 
should not be discharged from their imprisonment, agree- 
able to the directions of a late act of the Governor, Coun- 
cil, and General Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, 
passed in the twelfth year of his present Majesty's reign, 
entitled "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors." 

FORGEMEN. 

A Few good forgemen, may hear of constant employ- 
ment and sure pay, by applying at Charlotteburg iron 
works, New-Jersey. 

N. B. Those who are Germans, or who can work in 
the German way, shall be prefered. The New-York 
Gazette, No. 1124, July 12, 1773. 

PERTH-AMBOY 

r I " HE convenient BATH advertised last year, is put 
J_ into very*good order for the reception of such as in- 
cline to bathe in SEA-WATER. Several persons last 
year received great benefit from it. The mineral spring 
(similar to the German spaw) is also in good order; 
which zvith the Bath, has been very efficacious in scorbutic 
and other disorders. 

N. B. Genteel lodgings to be had in private families. 
The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1133, July 12, 1773. 

Philadelphia, July 8, 1773. 

NOTICE is hereby given to any person or persons that 
will first give Information where a certain Dutch woman, 
going by the name of EVES WOLFSON, now liveth, or 
where she has lately lived : She is about 25 years of age, 
has a smiling countenance, is thick and short; she served 
her time with one BERNARD TAYLOR, of Bucks County 



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in Pennsylvania, about four or five years ago, and was 
supposed to be with child when she left him; she came to 
Philadelphia and crossed over Cooper's ferry to the Jersey 
side, but is now thought to be in Philadelphia, or not very 
far from it: Whoever will give intelligence as above 
shall have Four Dollars reward; and if the subscriber can 
have opportunity of speaking to her, they shall have Six 
Dollars reward, to be paid by me WILLIAM FORSTER, 
Copper- Smith, in Second-street, nearly opposite the Old 
Church, Philadelphia. 

N. B. If she will speedily apply she may have one 
hundred and fifty acres of land, on her first proving her- 
self to be the 'woman above named. The Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, No. 339, July 12, 
J773- 

THE MANAGERS of TRENTON FISHING-ISLAND LOTTERY 
having a Number of Tickets returned by their Friends at 
a Distance, cannot conveniently comply with their former 
Advertisement, have therefore postponed drawing till 
Wednesday, the First of September next, at which Time 
they will certainly begin to draw, even if the Tickets they 
have now on Hand should then be unsold. 



TEN POUNDS Proclamation Money REWARD. 

STOLEN from the subscriber's pasture, in Shrews- 
bury, in Monmouth county, East New- Jersey, on Thurs- 
day, the 8th of this instant July, a likely grey HORSE, 
about 15 hands high, a small bunch on his near knee, and 
a wart on the inside of his near thigh; a half worn saddle, 
with a blue saddle-cloth; the thief calleth his name John 
Livingston, but it is supposed he will change his name; 
he is about 5 feet 5 inches high, thin visage, pale com- 

36 



$62 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

plexion, and sandy hair; had on a purple coat, newly 
turned, and leather breeches. Whoever takes up said 
thief and horse, shall receive the above reward, and rea- 
sonable charges, or FIVE POUNDS for each, so that the 
thief may be brought to justice, paid by 

STEPHEN TALLMAN. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2325, July 14, 
1773- 

PERTH AMBOY, New-Jersey, June 27. 

Two men who came from New-England about a year 
ago, and passed by the names of Stephen Waterman and 
John Swan, hired a house and pretended to set up the sil- 
versmiths trade; some time before, another by the name 
of Noah Colton, set up the same trade at Middletown 
Point; their conduct was soon suspicious; and on Satur- 
day last four mien were apprehended in Woodbridge, 
Swan at work in his shop, with a man of some property, 
near 80 years of age, named Brown, several instruments 
for making dollars were found hid in the house, a flatting 
mill in the shop, and other tools hid in a post hole, the 
brook and other places : as Waterman was from home and 
with a suspicious man, the officers proceeded to the house 
of one Hutchins near Bound Brook, who had been also 
suspected, in their way they met Waterman at a tavern, 
he attempted to get off, and was seen to throw away 
something which one of his pursuers took up, and found 
to be five pieces milled, intended for half Jo's; he was 
soon taken, the officers proceeded to Hutchins's from 
whence two men escaped, supposed to be Colton and one 
Boyd, a New-England man. The persons apprehended 
were examined on Sunday, at first they prevaricated, and 
at last refused to answer, but being separately examined 
and suspecting the proof much against them, one of them 



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made a full confession, by which several persons in 
different parts appear to be concerned with them. The 
Dollars made are of 1758, 1762, and 1766, the Dollars 
have been formerly described in the newspapers. The 
Johannes's being incomplete, no other description has 
been given of them than that they are all of 1743 and 
1761. The Pennsylvania Journal, and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1597* July 14, 1773. 

NEW- YORK, July 15. . . . The Wentworth Perry, 
and Prince of Wales, Ball, with troops, viz. the 47th regi- 
ment, sailed for New- York from Cork the 2Oth May. 
N. B. This corps it is said is to be quartered in 
New-Jersey. . . 

On Tuesday the ship Robert, Capt. Russell arrived here 
in eight weeks from Newry, with 250 passengers, part of 
which he has disembarked at Amboy, on their way to the 
lands in Jersey and Pennsylvania, where they propose to 
fix, the rest are destined for settlements in this Province. 

MOUNT HOPE, pig and bar iron, of as good a quality as 
any made in America, to be sold by Mr. Nicholas Hoff- 
man, in New- York, Mr. John Blanchard at Elizabeth 
Town, or by Messrs. Faeash 1 and Wrisberg, the pro- 
prietors, at Mount Hope, in New-Jersey, where particular 
drafts of iron will be drawn on the shortest notice, and 
executed in the neatest and best manner. Rivington's 
New-York Gazetter, No. 13, July 15, 1773. 

NEW YORK, July 15. 

On Thursday arrived at the Hook, in 8 Weeks and 3 
Days from Newry, in Ireland, the Ship Robert, Capt. 
Matthew Russell, having on board upwards of 300 Souls, 
including Children, Passengers from that Port, who are 



564 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [lJ73 

come over to settle in America. We hear about half of 
them are to be landed at Amboy, and the Ship to come 
here with the rest. . . . The New-York Journal; or, 
The General Advertiser, No. 1593, July 15, 1773. 

LETTERS remaining in the General Post-Office, 

New- York, July 19, 1773. 

(E) John Eaton, Shrewsbury, Monmouth C. New- 
Jersey. 

(M) . . . Widow Murphy, Richard Marsh, at 
Middleton, New-Jersey; . . . 

GAINE'S MARINE LIST. 

PORT of RHODE-ISLAND, July 12. 
Arrived . . . Vredenburgh, New- Jersey; . . . 

Custom House, Neiv-York, Inward Entries, 
. . . Ship Robert, M. Russell, Perth-Amboy. 
The Nezv-York Gazette, No. 1124, July 12, 1773. 

New- Ark, July 5, 1773. 

LAST week was apprehended and committed to the 
goal in this town, the notorious Claudius Smith, who 
justly deserves to be rank'd among the first of his pro- 
fession in this country. He has long practised, with 
impunity, the crime of horse stealing; and although he 
has been frequently apprehended, and the fact fully 
proved on him, yet he has always found out some method 
(after being committed) to elude the vigilance of the 
goaler, and to escape. He has appeared in different char- 
acters, and passes by as many different names. Since his 
commitment here, by a dexterity peculiar to himself he 
has taken off his irons four several times, which were, 
put on by a smith, who took every precaution to prevent 
his pulling them off: This is mentioned that, in future 



17731 NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 565 

when he shall be apprehended, no dependance may be 
placed on the irons that are put on him. He had in his 
custody, a brown mare, mark'd with the letter A on the 
left shoulder; which he says he stole at Bound Brook; a 
quantity of new homespun linen, two pewter dishes, and 
some other trifles; they are now in the custody of the 
goaler. Whoever owns them may have them, on proving 
their property and paying the charges. The New-York 
Gazette, No. 1125, July 19, 1773. 

NEW-YORK, July 19. 

The Wentworth, Perry, and Prince of Wales, Ball, 
with Troops, viz. The 47th regiment, sailed for New- 
York from Cork the 2Oth May. N. B. This corps it is 
said to be quartered in New-Jersey. 

THIRTY POUNDS Reward. 

BROKE goal, a certain Samuel Ford, accused of 
counterfeiting money i 1 He is a tall well built fellow, 
about 30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high; he had on 
when he went away, a nankeen jaket and breeches, and 
a brown coat, plain brown thread stockings, a handsome 
pair of shoes, and silver twist buckles; has brown curl'd 
hair, red cheecks, and a remarkable dimple in his chin. 
Whoever takes up said Samuel Ford, and secures him in 
any of his majesty's goals, so that he may be had again, 
shall receive the above sum of 30! and all reasonable 
charges, from 

THOMAS KENNY, 

High Sheriff of the County of Morris. 
The N civ-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 1134, July 19, 1773. 

'His remarkable history is fully set forth in the pages of "The 
Morris-Town Ghost." Numerous extracts from contemporary news- 
papers will be found in the following pages, relating to this extra- 
ordinary episode. 



$66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

PHILADELPHIA, July 19. | Captain Castle, from Fal- 
mouth, ... on the I3th inst. 7 leagues distant of 
Cape May, spoke a schooner from Rhode-Island for Egg 
Harbour, out 19 days. 

PHILADELPHIA, July 19. On Wednesday evening last 
departed this life, at Burlington, in the 8oth year of her 
age, Mrs. ELIZABETH ELTON; and on Thursday evening 
her remains were decently interred in St. Mary's Church 
attended by a very respectable number of people of all de- 
nominations. The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 91, July 

19, 1773- 

NEW- YORK, July 15. | . . . On Thursday arrived 
at the Hook, in 8 weeks and 3 days from Newry, in Ire- 
land, the ship Robert, Capt. Matthew Russel, having on 
board upwards of 300 souls, including children, passen- 
gers from that port, who are come over to settle in 
America. We hear about half of them are to be landed 
at Amboy, and the ship to come here with the rest; 4 
other ships, the Captains of which were Montgomery, 
Pharis, M'Cutchen and Chevers, full of passengers, lately 
sailed from the same port, for Philadelphia, where two of 
them are arrived. Another ship of 300 tons, Capt. Cun- 
ningham, for Philadelphia, and the Brig Elliot, Capt. 
Waring, for South-Carolina, both full of passengers, 
were expected to sail from Newry about the 25th of May. 
From the same place also, other vessels are going with 
settlers for the banks of the Missisippi. We hear also, 
that great numbers of vessels from Dublin, Londonderry, 
Belfast, Learn, Cork and other ports, have lately sailed 
or are soon expected to sail, full of passengers, for differ- 
ent parts of North-America. These emigrations, it is 
thought have already drained the northern parts of Ire- 
land, of near a third part of its most useful and industri- 



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ous inhabitants; nearly all of them being protestants 
those left behind begin to be greatly alarmed. 

Most of these people being well skilled in the linen 
manufactory, if proper encouragement is given to them, 
will be an important acquisition to the British colonies. 

The landlords and opulent people of Great-Britain 
and Ireland, who with the ministry, seem to have forgot 
that they are of the same species with the rest of their 
countrymen, will perhaps find, when it is too late, that 
the system of tyranny and oppression, which they have 
for some years past been labouring to introduce, and 
establish, will involve the authors of it in the general 
distress they have brought upon their country, which, at 
last, may fall heaviest on themselves and their posterity. 
Their riches already seem to be making itself wings to fly 
away: And when oppression has left them their land 
desolate, they will have none to prey on but one another. 

Capt. Chevers, having landed about 200 of his passen- 
gers in Pennsylvania; on Tuesday evening arrived here 
with the rest. 

On Sunday last sailed from Elisabeth Town. The New 
Jersey and Missisippi packet, brig, Capt. Thomas Davi- 
son, with whom went upwards of 70 passengers, bound 
to the Missisippi, where they intend to settle, at or near 
the Naches, a country so agreeable in its situation, appear- 
ance and fertility, the inhabitants from all quarters are 
continually flocking to it, and in all probability the lands 
there will shortly be settled, and a colony be forni'd and 
established. 

Twenty nine boats from the back parts of Philadelphia 
and the neighbouring colonies, lately arrived there down 
the river, full of people zvho came to settle at that place. 

Wanted immediately, 
A FEW good breeches and glove makers, either men or 



568 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 

women, also, a good journeyman tanner; any such per- 
sons who are well recommended for sobriety and dili- 
gence, may meet with constant employment, by applying 
to STACY POTTS, tanner, in Trenton, New-Jersey, who 
having lately engaged in the skin dressing business, hopes 
to supply both shopkeepers and others, with skins, 
breeches, gloves, and shoe leather of all kinds, on the 
most reasonable terms, either wholesale or retail. The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 340, July 19, 1773. 

THESE are once more to desire all those who are in- 
debted to the Estate of SAMUEL SHIVERS, deceased, late 
of Gloucester County, Yeoman, either by Bond, Bill, Note 
or Book debt, to come and discharge their respective 
Balances, on or before the first Day of November next, 
otherwise they may expect to be proceeded against as the 
Law in such Cases, directs, by us, 

JOSEPH SHINN, 
DANIEL COZENS, 

Executors. 

Perth Amboy, July 13, 1773. 
TEN POUNDS Reward. 

MADE his escape, in the night of the I2th instant, from 
the goal of the said city, in New-Jersey, JOSEPH RUE, by 
trade a Shoemaker and Tanner, about 40 years of age, 6 
feet high, well set, brown complexion; supposed to have 
got out by a false key, made for that purpose. Whoever 
apprehends the said RUE, and delivers him in goal again, 
shall be entitled to the above reward, from THOMAS 
SKINNER, Sheriff. 

SEVERAL SUMS of MONEY, ready to be LENT, on 
approved real Security, either in this Province or in the 
Jerseys. 



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Borrowers may at all Times be supplied, by giving a 
few Weeks Notice, to 

MATTHEW CLARKSON, Notary Public. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2326, July 21, 
1773- 

NEW-YORK, July 22. The company of the Royal 
Regiment of Artillery, commanded by Major Hay, will 
embark in a few days at Amboy, on their way to the regi- 
ment at Chatham, 1 the Major having exchanged com- 
panies with Capt. Anderson; and Capt. S. Payne Adye, 

with Capt. both those gentlemen will continue 

with the 4th battalion in America. 



NEW-YORK, July 22. CUSTOM-HOUSE, INWARD EN- 
TRIES. . . . Ship Robert, Mathew Russel, Perth 
Amboy. 

To BE SOLD, 

A farm of about ninety acres, between twenty-five and 
thirty of which are upland cleared, and seventeen acres of 
excellent meadow, the whole valuable good land. There 
is a good house on it, and a fulling mill with a neiv dam, 
new shaft, and all necessary implements in good repair. 
The mill has constant employ' and (properly attended) 
would be very advantageous. It lies on the river Mis- 
kinecunck, near Pfacket's-Town, in Sussex County, Jer- 
sey. Any person inclining to purchase, may know the 
terms by applying to John Cooke, at Spotswood, near 
Amboy, or to John Crooks, on the premises. Riving- 
ton's New-York Gazette, No. 14, July 22, 1773. 

'England. 



570 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

NEW-YORK, July 22. 

On Friday last was apprehended at his house at Han- 
over, in Morris county, the well known Samuel Ford, 
who had been long suspected of counterfeiting the paper 
currency of New-Jersey, with which he was accustomed 
to travel into Pennsylvania, Maryland, and other prov- 
inces, and has for several years passed the same to a very 
large amount, as the lawful emission of the Jersey 
Treasury. He went to Ireland six years, and to England 
eighteen months ago, some time after the last emission 
of the New- York currency, no doubt with views of pro- 
curing dies, stamps, paper and prints, to' imitate the true 
bills in the most plausible manner, and to carry on this 
pernicious practice of plundering the public. He broke 
gaol on Saturday night being aided in his escape by one 
John King, a veteran in villainy and a confederate with 
him in this species of it. The Sheriff, at his wits end, on 
occasion of tbis unfortunate incident has raised an hue 
and cry, published a description of their persons, and 
offered a reward of 50!. for apprehending Ford, and 25! 
for the person of King, which, with many other particu- 
lars, will be inserted in the next week's Gazetteer. 

Elizabeth-Town Raway, May 3, 1773. 

SCHEME 

of a 
LOTTERY 

TO raise the sum of two hundred and fifty two pounds 
New- York money, for the benefit of the Presbyterian 
Congregation at Elizabeth-Town Raway, to enable the 
said congregation to repair their Meeting-House, and for 
other purposes necessary for the support of the Gospel at 
that place. The lottery to consist of 4200 tickets, of 
which 1339 are to be fortunate, viz, 



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i Prize of 200 Dollars, is 200 

is 150 

are 160 

are 250 

are 200 

are 200 

are 320 

are 400 

are 2320 



i Ditto 


of 


ISO 


2 Ditto 


of 


80 


5 Ditto 


of 


50 


10 Ditto 


of 


20 


20 Ditto 


of 


IO 


40 Ditto 


of 


8 


100 Ditto 


of 


4 


1 1 60 Ditto 


of 


2 


1339 Prizes, 






2861 Blanks, 







4200 



4200 Tickets, at a Dollar each, are 4200 

Subject to a deduction of 15 per cent, from the prizes. 

The above lottery to be drawn the second day of 
August next, under the inspection of Messieurs William 
Edgar, John Adams, Matthias Baker, Joseph Willis, 
Lewis Brant, John Wood, John Oliver, jun. and Amos 
Morss, jun. who are appointed managers. 

It is with great reluctance the above lottery is set on 
foot ; but among the many of the same kind offered to the 
publick, there are none, it is presumed, claim indulgence 
more than the above. The weak state of the society, it is 
hoped will apologize for a method to raise money, which 
urgent necessity only can plead for. 

JSHT" A few tickets still unsold, may be had by leaving 
a line directed to the managers. The New-York Journal, 
No. 1594, July 22, 1772. 

To be SOLD, 

ELEVEN lots of land in Cat's-Kill patent, on the west 
side of the North River, about thirty miles below Albany, 
and eleven from the Cat's-Kill landing, from whence 
there is a good road which leads through one or more of 



57 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l773 

.said lots. There is on the first of these lots some im- 
provement, . . . the frame of a house 20 by 40, 
raised, shingled, and part boarded, with a good stone 
cellar under the whole; 40 or 50 acres is cleared, or part, 
of which wheat has been raised: There is within four 
miles of this lot a saw-mill and grist-mill, and settlements 
within two miles. The aforesaid road leads thro' this lot 
to a settlement called Batavia, which is further back than 
any of the aforesaid lots. Some of said lots are deemed 
very good; each lot contains 450 acres, and are distin- 
guished by lot No. 19, 27, 32, 38, 52, 56, 57, 58, 64, 65 
and 66. For further particulars, enquire of Joseph Riggs, 
jun. Esq; at Newark. The New-York Gazette, No. 
1126, July 26, 1773. 

BROKE from Morris county goal the noted Samuel 
Ford, accused of, and committed to goal for coun- 
terfeiting New-Jersey paper currency. He is a well built 
fellow, about 30 years of age 5 feet 10 inches high, has 
short brown curl'd hair, very red cheeks, and a remark- 
able dimple in his chin; is an artful fellow, with the 
serious and grave, can put on the face of seriousness, re- 
ligion, and gravity; and with the gay, can behave with 
as much levity as any one : Had on when he went away, 
a nankeen waistcoat and breeches, a brown coat, plain 
brown thread stockings, a good pair of shoes, and silver 
twisted buckles. It is supposed he has taken with him a 
suit of pale sky coloured blue cloaths, with a large silver 
twist gay button. In the year 1768. he was committed to 
goal in the city of New- York, on suspicion of counterfeit- 
ing Jersey currency; since which, in the year 1771, he 
has been in England and Ireland; from whence he 
returned in 1772, to Halifax, from whence to Boston, and 
so on to this place; and from that time to the day of 
apprehending him, he lived in Morris County, but made 



1773] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 573 

frequent excursions to Philadelphia and New-York, upon 
the business (it is supposed) of exchanging counterfeit 
money. It is suspected that one John King, late of 
Morris ^county, a square well set fellow, about five feet 
eight or nine inches high, with short brown coloured 
straight hair, full face, and rather dark complexion, (also 
accused of making and counterfeiting money) is in com- 
pany with said Ford, as he absconded at the same time, 
and gave Ford assistance in making his escape. The said 
John King has been frequently, within a few years past, 
at Philadelphia and Fort- Augusta; and in the year 1770 
and 1771, was at Wioming, and served under the gov- 
ernment of Pennsylvania, against the New-England 
people. Whoever takes up said Ford, and secures him in 
any of his Majesty's goals, so that he may be had again, 
shall receive the above sum of 50!. and all reasonable 
charges; and whoever takes said King, and brings him 
to me, or the goaler of said county of Morris, shall receive 
a reward of 25!. and all reasonable charges: The above 
rewards shall be paid by me, 

THOMAS KINNY, 
High-Sheriff of the County of Morris. 

N. B. As this is a matter of very public consequence, 
all printers are desired to put this advertisement in their 
papers. 

To be SOLD, 

A SMALL but very convenient place for any kind of 
a tradesman, it being the place whereon the sub- 
scriber now lives, at Passaick River, on the main road 
from Morris-Town to Elizabeth-Town : It contains two 
acres and upwards, of good land, with a good orchard on 
the same; a large and very convenient dwelling-house of 
44 feet in length and 26 feet in breadth, with four rooms 



574 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1773 

on a floor with fire-places, and a large entry way, 
and kitchen; an excellent well of water that never fails, 
very handy to the kitchen; adjoining to the house is as 
good a garden as any in the country. 

The above place is as pleasantly situated as any in the 
county, and is within 15 miles of Elizabeth-Town, and 
13 of Newark, a gun-shot from a saw mill, grist-mill, 
and market, and within one mile and three quarters of 
South-Hanover meeting. As I intend to move to the 
Mississippi next fall, I will take considerable less for it 
than the real value. Any person inclining to purchase the 
same, may know the conditions by applying to the sub- 
scriber, living on the premises ; or to Jonathan J. Dayton, 
Esq; living at Crane's Ferry. 

STEPHEN BALL. 

The New-York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, 
No. 4135, July 26, 1773. 

List of LETTERS remaining in the POST OFFICE, PHILA- 
DELPHIA, July 5, 1773. 

A ... Philip Alexander, Salem. B | . . . 
C | . . . Elijah Clark, G. Egg-Harb. . . . H | 

. John E. Hopkins, Haddonfield . 
The Pennsylvania Packet, No. 92, July 26, 1773. 

Trenton, July 19, 1773 
Mr. GODDARD, 

If you will insert the following Duel, in your entertain- 
ing Paper, you will oblige a large Number of your 
Readers, as well as in particular, Your 

Very humble Servant, 

E. A. 



1 773J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 575 

ON Thursday, the I3th of this Inst. a gross Affront was 
settled by a Duel, between a certain Willimn Harrison 
and John Homer, late of this Town, an Apprentice Lad, 
in the City of Philadelphia; who, from a Challenge sent 
by Harrison, came with much Spirit to decide the Affair; 
and after choosing each of them a Second, proceeded to 
the Field with their Pistols, well charged; and after tak- 
ing their Distance, the latter fired, but without Effect; 
when the former presented his Pistol to the Breast of the 
latter, and obliged him, to beg his Life. Thus the Matter 

stands, to the great Satisfaction of Miss R H , 

of this Place ; who was the moving Cause of this wonder- 
ful and very melancholy Affair. The Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, No. 341, July 26, 1773. 

FOR SALE, 

ONE moiety of the Steel Furnace at Trenton, 1 built of 
stone, and in good repair; with a lot of ground nearly 
adjoining, on which is erected a frame building, not yet 
finished. 

Two tenements in Mount-holly, with a work-shop, 
suitable for a wheelwright, Carpenter, or Joiner. 

A lot of ground, near the last named premises, con- 
venient for a tan-yard, having a run of water passing 
through it. For further information, apply to STACY 
POTTS, in Trenton; or WILLIAM CALVERT, in Mount- 
holly: or JOHN PEMBERTON, in Philadelphia, who con- 
tinues to sell Trenton STEEL, either in the fagot or blister, 
and has now for sale, a parcel of DEER-SKINS. Phila- 
delphia, Seventh Month 28, 1773. 

BY virtue of several writs to me directed, will be ex- 
posed to sale, at the house of Robert Mattacks, in the 
township and county of Gloucester, on the I7th day of 

iBenjamin Yard had a steel furnace at Trenton in 1750. 



576 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?73 

September next. between the hours of twelve and five 
o'clock in the afternoon, the one moiety or equal half part 
of a saw-mill, and several tracts of pine land,, and plan- 
tation, containing 1824 acres, be the same more or less; 
bounded by lands of Robert Mattacks, and others, with a 
good dwelling-house, out-houses and stables, a large 
young apple-orchard, and about seventy acres of cleared 
land, situated in the township and county aforesaid, on 
the great road leading from Egg-harbour to Gloucester, 
well situated for a tavern or shop-keeper; also 176 acres 
of cedar swamp, lying in several tracts, convenient to the 
said mill, part of which is to be sold in lots, and what re- 
mains of any of the above premises unsold on said day. 
will be sold on the day following, between the hours of 
twelve and five, as aforesaid; late the property of Thomas 
Fry, deceased; seized and taken in execution at the suit of 
Aaron Musgrove, and others, by 

July 13, 1773. THOMAS DENNY, Sheriff. 

We, the subscribers, Administrators of said Thomas 
Fry, deceased, purpose to meet, at the house of Robert 
Mattacks, on the 3Oth day of August next, in order to 
proceed to divide the said cedar swamp in lots, for the 
convenience of purchasers; at which time and place, all 
persons inclinable to view the premises are desired to at- 
tend; also propose, by an agreement of the creditors of 
said deceased, and with the consent of the said Sheriff, to 
give time for the payment of the purchase money of the 
said lands. JOHN GILL, ISAAC KAY, ROBERT MATTACKS, 

THOMAS REDMAN. 

NOW in the Goal of Gloucester County, a certain 
HUGH M'MANAN, about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, black Hair, 
black Beard, red Jacket, striped Holland Trowsers, and 



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says he is a Servant to William Beaks, of Csecil County, 
Maryland. His Master is desired to come, pay Cost, and 
take him away, in three Weeks from this 28th Day of 
July, 1773. 

IF the Brother of JOHN MAGEE, late deceased (who 
came from Pennsylvania about seven Years ago, and 
lived there near about Middletown and Neshaminy. as 
he informed me) will apply to the Subscriber, living in 
Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, and Province 
of West New- Jersey, he may receive a small Legacy, in 
Cash and Wearing Apparel, left by his said deceased 
Brother. 

Seventh Month 20, 1773. SARAH WEATHERLEY. 

NEW-YORK, July 26. \ The ship Catharine, Capt. 
Mount, that sailed from hence for Gibraltar, last Tues- 
day, came up last Friday, having sprung a leak soon after 
she left the Hook. 

TWELVE DOLLARS Reward. 

RUN AWAY on Friday last from Samuel Purviance, in 
Pitts-grove, near the Mud Meeting-House, Salen county, 
West Jersey, a very likely active mulatto fellow, named 
PETER, about 33 years of age, and about 5 feet 10 inches 
high, lusty and well made, has been used to drive a 
coach, and understands town and country work well : 
Had on and took with him, a brown dorsetteen coat, 
white jacket, white ticken breeches, white stockings, a 
pair of pumps, and a beaver hat; he is fond of cyder and 
strong liquor, and is apt to get drunk. He formerly lived 
in East-Jersey, and since that with Mr. David Franks, of 
Philadelphia. As he is an artful fellow, it is probable he 
may attempt to pass for a free man. Whoever takes him 

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up, and secures him in any goal, so that his master may 
have him again, shall have six DOLLARS, and reasonable 
charges, and if delivered to his master or the subscriber, 
the above reward, paid by 

ISAAC HAZLEHURST, in Water-street. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. 

Bridge-Town, July 18, 1773. 

WAS taken up, and is now lodged in Cumberland gaol, 
one JOHN ALFORD, who acknowledges himself to be the 
person, who ran away from Atsion Forge, in Burlington 
county, being advertised in the Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1593,- by LAWRENCE SALTAK, who is now requested 
to come, pay charges, and take him away; otherwise, he 
will be sold for the same, in three weeks from the date 

hereof. JONATHAN ELMORE, Sheriff. 



The Pennsylvania Journal; and The Weekly Ad- 
vertiser, No. 1599, July 28, 1773. 

NEW- YORK, July 29. 

The activity of the Sheriff of Morris county, in pur- 
suit of Ford and King, who lately broke gaol, render the 
safety of those dangerous adventurers very precarious, f 
they are suspected of concealing themselves in caves, 
which has occasioned the whole country to join in the 
search for them. 

On Tuesday evening the transports with the 47 th regi- 
ment, sailed for Amboy, they are to be quartered there, 
at Elizabeth-Town, and New-Brunswick. Rivington's 
New-York Gazette; or the Connecticut, New-Jersey, 
Hndson's-River, and Quebec Weekly Advertiser, No. 15. 
July 29, 1773. 



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NEW-YORK, July 29. Ships arrived since Monday 
last, The Mast-Ship Father's Good-Will, Captain Morri- 
son; the Prince of Wales, Capt. G. Bell, and Ozmund. 
, Transports having on board his Majesty's 4/th 
Regiment, which Yesterday sailed again for Amboy. 
The Neiv-York Journal, No. 1595, July 29, 1773. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

RUN-away on Monday the 26th of July ult. from the 
subscriber near Cranberry, in the county of Middlesex, 
'New-Jersey, a servant man named John Letteridge, about 
20 years of age, born in Ireland, 5 feet 9 inches high, fair 
complexion, thin visaged, looks pale, has blue eyes and 
dark hair : Had on a pale blue coat, and a redish waist- 
coat, but tis probable he may change his cloaths; has a 
soar on his left hip, which he says was occasioned by a 
pistol ball; he was bought a few days before out of 
Amboy goal, from John Patterson, of Philadelphia, from 
whom he had absented some time. . . . Whoever 
secures said run-away in any of his Majesty's goals, so 
that his master may have him again, shall be intitled to 
the above reward. 

JOSEPH RIGGS. 

WHEREAS Mr. Peter Simmons, of Wessel, 1 was left 
an Executor for the Estate of Stephen Bassett, of Wessel 
aforesaid, in the Province of New- Jersey: This is there- 
fore to forewarn all Persons from paying any Debts be- 
longing to the said Estate, to said Peter Simmons, as 
ihey will answer the same at their Peril. 

ANNE BASSETT, Executrix. 



'Peter Simmons was b. May 29, 1728, and is understood to have been 
a native of England. About the middle of the eighteenth century he 
settled at Flushing, Long Island, opposite to Kip's Bay, and there he 
married Rachel Kip (b. Jan. 12, 1737-8), July 30, 1756; she died Sept. 



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To be sold at PRIVATE SALE, 

A Plantation containing 35 acres of good land, about 
one mile and a half from Morris Tozvn courthouse, on 
which is a good dwelling-house, barn, fulling-mill, and 
shop, with every necessary material to carry on the busi- 
ness of a cloathier. There is also for sale a waggon, 
horses, and sundry other articles too tedious to mention. 
The purchaser will have a reasonable time allowed for the 
payment of the money; and if it be convenient to take the 
mill and shop, can have as little land as he pleases. 

DAVID MOORE. 

NEW- YORK, August 2. 

Tuesday last the Hon. William Franklin, Esq; Gov- 
ernor of the Province of New-Jersey, and his Lady, 
arrived here from their Seat at Burlington, and on 
Thursday set-out for Amboy. 

POWLES-HOOK RACE. 

TO be run for, a WHIM PURSE of ONE HUNDRED DOL- 
LARS, on Tuesday the 23d of September next; free for 
any horse, mare, or gelding, full bloods excepted, carry- 
ing weight for blood, age and inches, as follows, viz. 
Aged horses 3 quarters blood, 14 hands high, to carry 8 
stone 7 pounds; and for every year, or inch, under or 

17, 18 D4, aged 67 years, 8 months and five days; one of her sisters. 
Sally, married Abraham Cadmus, and lived at Belleville; another, 
Leah, married Richard Leaycraft. Peter Simmons was a seafaring 
man, captain of the ship Henri IV. Being away most of the time 
he established his wife with her uncle, Stephen Bassett, who had a 
tannery on a small run of spring water flowing into the Passaic river, 
a short distance above- the site of the present Dundee dam. Bassett 
was of French Huguenot descent; he formerly had a tannery and a 
tap-room in New York. On his .farm, at Wesel, were bo