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State OF New Jersey 



FIRST SERI ES 



Vol. XXVI. 



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

William Nelson, 
Garret D. W. Vroom, 
Austin Scott, 
Francis B. Lee, 
Ernest C. Richardson. 



DOCUMENTS 



RELATING TO THE 



COLONIAL HISTORY 



State OF New Jersey. 



EDITED BY 



WILLIAM NELSON 



VOLUIVIE XXVI. 



Extracts from American Newspapers, relating to 
New Jersey, 

VOL. VII. 1T68— 1769. 



PATERSON, N. J.: 
Thk Call Printing and Publishing Co. 

1904. 



PREFACE, j^ 



Within the five hundred and ninety-three pages of this volume 
the attentive reader will find a vast amount of information concern- 
ing conditions — social, economical, religious and political — in New 
Jersey in the years 1768 and 1769. 

The newspapers of the day, though still innocent of any expres- 
sion of opinion by the printers — editors and editorials being as yet 
unknown even, in American journalism — ^became more than ever the 
vehicles of public sentiment, expressed in communications from "A 
True Patriot," "Independent Freeholder," "Taxpayer," and their 
confreres of the ready pen, eager to discuss at intolerable length the 
great questions filling men's thoughts. It will be observed that most 
of these letters relate to economic subjects, indicating that they were 
the principal causes of discontent among the Colonists. New Jersey 
was growing fast. Trade and commerce were seeking new outlets. 
New stage routes were being established, there being two between 
New York and Philadelphia much of the time, a stage setting out 
daily each way. A new line between Newark and New York con- 
sidered that the traffic between those places would be accommodated 
by four trips a week, probably carrying four or five persons at a 
time. The people had become so used to these vehicles that it was 
no longer necessary to seek custom by advertising them as "flying 
machines," as formerly. The increase of travel was naturally fol- 
lowed by a multiplying of taverns, which were evidently of a better 
quality than formerly. The growth of commerce led Governor 
P'ranklin to urge upon the Legislature the importance of better 
roads. 

But the growth of the Province caused a demand for more 
currency; and the lack of it was followed by a rise in the cost of 
living, and to some extent a falling off in trade. The writers for 
the newspapers had their several explanations and as diverse 
remedies to offer. The pessimist ascribes the "hard times" in 
1768-9 to the scarcity of money (the experience of most people from 
the earliest ages even to the present day) ; to the increased cost of 
living, greatly swollen from 1755 to 1768; but chiefly to the "expen- 
sive diversions and sins of dissipation unknown among us until of 
late" — a remark which has a familiar sound in the year of Grace 
1907. This writer estimates that the people of New Jersey actually 
expended as much as i40,ooo, or say $100,000, annually in tea, 



VI - PREFACE. 

obviously a waste of good money for a needless luxury. The decay 
of trade, he somewhat inconsistently assumes, was due to the same 
cause. Others, however, lay the grievances the people were supposed 
to have groaned under for some years past to the oppression of the 
lawyers, who were "rioting in luxury," having "acquired estates 
from the toil and labor of the necessitous." The remedy, then, was 
to reduce the fees of the legal fraternity, and to increase the juris- 
diction of the justices of the peace in actions of debt, from £6 to 
£io, or from $15 to $25. So easily, it was thought, could the rich 
be made poorer, and the poor richer, by a simple act of the Legis- 
lature. 

It is evident, however, that the popular irritation was largely 
due to the interference of the British King and Parliament with the 
internal affairs of the Colonies. The Stamp Act, passed in 1765, 
though repealed in 1766 was not forgotten ; nor the distinct assertion 
by the British ministry of the right of Parliament to tax the 
American people. The New Jersey Legislature more than once, in 
obedience to the popular demand, had passed bills for a large 
emission of paper currency, well secured, only to have the acts 
disallowed by the King. Similarly, bills to increase the civil juris- 
diction of the justices of the peace had met a like fate. This feeling 
of resentment was greatly heightened by the measures taken by the 
ministry to punish the people of Boston, and the merchants and 
traders and citizens generally of New Jersey enthusiastically entered 
into the agreement with the other Colonies to import no British 
goods until the embargo should be lifted from Boston port, 
denounced the merchants and traders of New York for proposing 
even a modification of the boycott which was ruining their com- 
merce, and dealt mob law out to any unfortunate individuals so 
much as suspected of opposing the Non-Importation agreement. 
These views were reflected in the speech of Hendrick Fisher, on 
being re-elected to the Assembly from Somerset county, in 1768. 
Cortlandt Skinner presented them fairly and plainly to the home 
government in the same year; and the Assembly boldly addressed 
the King — with profuse avowals of reverence and loyalty — remon- 
strating against the acts of Parliament interfering with the Colonies, 
and especially protesting against Parliamentary taxation. Again, 
the Assembly declared that "no transaction of theirs tended in the 
least to widen or continue the unhappy differences subsisting 
between (ircat Britain and the Colonies." but at the same time 
(October wS, 1769) they voted their thanks to "the merchants and 
traders of New York and Pennsylvania, for their disinterested and 
public spirited conduct in withholding their importations of British 
merchandise until certain acts of Parliament laving restrictions on 



PREFACE. Vll 

American commerce for the express purpose of raising revenue in 
America l)'e repealed." Yet there has been a tendency in recent years 
to question the importance of the issue of "No taxation without 
representation," as one of the causes of the American Revolution. 

Another burning question of the day was the proposition of the 
Bishop of Landaff to have Bishops appointed in England to super- 
intend the affairs of the Church in America — a project regarded 
with intense disfavor by the Colonists, at least by those not con- 
nected with the Church of England, who regarded it as another 
scheme to place the American people under English control, in a 
matter very near to their consciences. The character of the argu- 
ments on this question is indicated in the letters abstracted on pages 
77-86, 94-120, 125-6, infra. 

Business troubles were doubtless accelerated by the unsettled 
political condition of the times. It is melancholy to see so many 
advertisements of insolvent debtors in "goal." Perhaps these cir- 
cumstances account lor the large number of farms offered for sale, 
most of them well-cultivated, with many improvements, choice 
orchards, etc. Perhaps for the same reasons many iron mines and 
iron works were seeking buyers, the minute descriptions of such 
plants, as set forth in the advertisements, being of great interest and 
value. On the other hand, the non-importation agreements en- 
couraged domestic manufactures, glowing accounts of which were 
exultantly published in the newspapers of the period. The attrac- 
tions of Sussex county, as captivatingly advertised herein, indicate 
that population was drifting into that comparatively new region for 
settlement. 

Still another cause of controversy between the people and the 
royal authorities was the robbery of the treasury of the Eastern 
Division of New Jersey, at Perth y\mboy, July 21, 1768. This unfor- 
tunate circumstance was promptly and with avidity seized upon by 
the Assembly to bait the Governor, who, however, met the attack 
squarely and with much skill; but the quarrel smouldered for years, 
and was used as another argument in favor of having the Provincial 
officers appointed by, or at least responsible directly to, the Assem- 
bly, as the people's representatives. 

A pleasant episode was the attendance of Governor William 
Franklin and Chief Justice Frederick Smyth, of New Jersey, at the 
Congress of the Six Nations and their tributaries at Fort Stanwix, 
New York, where our diplomatic young Governor conducted himself 
so ably that he received from the admiring savages the compli- 
mentary title of Sagorighwiyoghsta. or "Great Arbiter or Doer of 
Justice," which style he cleverly devolved upon the Province of New 
Jersey. 



VIU PREFACE. 

Another important event chronicled herein was the appointment 
by the King, of Commissioners, ii; 1769, who settled the northern 
boundary of New Jersey, between this Province and New York. 

Princeton College seems to have maintained a well-managed 
liureau of publicity, by which the affairs of the College were con- 
stantly kept before the community. A preparatory school was 
established at Princeton, which was soon followed by stricter 
requirements for matriculation in the College, students entering 
being obliged to have a knowledge of vulgar arithmetic. The ex- 
penses of students were preposterously low. (See pp. p69, 304, 427.) 
The very prosperity of the College drew upon it the animadversions 
of the envious. (P. 195.) 

Here we note the beginnings of Queens, now the flourishing 
Rutgers, College, at New Brunswick. Schools of a higher grade 
than formerly, teaching the learned languages, are advertised, at 
New Bridge, Hackensack, Elizabethtown and New Brunswick, indi- 
cating a development in intellectual culture. More books are 
announced, by New Jersey authors. 

The New Jersey Medical Society, established in 1766, is flourish- 
ing in 1768 and 1769, and holding regular meetings. 

Other incidents herein chronicled may be briefly noted: A man 
torn to pieces by a panther, at Shrewsbury. Mob law checked in 
Morris county by the judicious use of a gun, in determined hands. 
A disastrous fire at New Brunswick, destroying several buildings, 
and records of great importance. The board of justices and free- 
holders of Middlesex County indicted for illegal expenditures, but 
acquitted — a history repeated one hundred and thirty-eight years 
later. More runaway servants advertised than formerly, but better 
clad, and evidently in better circumstances. 

Such are some of the topics touched on in these Extracts from 
American Newspapers, relating to New Jersey. They are all 
referred to, and many besides, in the copious index at the end of 
the volume. 

February id, 1907. 



Newspaper Extracts. 



Extract of a Letter from Princeton, 
dated January 5, 1768. 

'7 take litis Opportunity to acquaint you of sci'cral un- 
fortunate Events that Jiave lately happened in this Neigh- 
bourJiood, zvhich may he of Service (by Way of Caution) 
to publish in the Pennsylvania Chronicle. TJiey are as 
folloz^':-— 

"On Thursday the ^ist of December iilt. Obadiah IVil- 
kins, a Constable, having executed a Warrant on one 
Crozv, for Debt, attended him to a neighbouring House 
in order to obtain Security - - - but the Prisoner being 
disappointed, zvatcJied an Opportunity, and made his Es- 
cape to his Waggon, tJien in the Road, and drove azvay, 
zi'hiich jnikins discozering, called to him, and charged 
him to stop, being his Prisoner - - - This being disre- 
garded, he pursued and overtook the JVaggon, and en- 
deavoured to stop tJic Plorse; but Crozv still determined 
to proceed, told him if he did not desist he should driz'C 
over him - - - zchich happened immediately after, poor 
Wilkins being entangled in the Geers of the Horses. It 
is said the Wheels dragged him thirty Yards, then run 
oT'c ar,d killed Iiini, notzvithstanding a Person, present 
called out that Wilkins zvas under the IVhcels, and did all 

in his Pozver to stop the Horses. / am informed the 

.fur\ of Inquest liaz'c brought in their J\v'dict, "An Acci- 
dent, ozAng to CrozC-: driz'ing the Horses." 



2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

''The same Day as a Man in Hopewell zvas driving a 
Team., in jumping off his Waggon, he slipf, and the 
JJlieeh\s went over and kiUed him." 

"And on Monday A^iglit last, the Barn of Air. Steel, 
near Somerset Court-House. zvas burnt down, zvitJi a eon- 
siderable Quantity of Provender, &e. but providentially 
all flie neighbouring Houses z^'ere preserved, tJw' tJie 
Barn, I believe, was not twenty Feet from tJie Court- 
House, ami said Steel's DzveUing-House - - - There 
zvere also several other Houses eontiguous. In the Hurry 
and Confusion on the Occasion, a Negro Child, about six 
Months old, Zi'as smothered on a Bed, being coz'ered over 
inadvertently with Bedding and other Goods. 

Philadelphia, January 4, 1768. 

Tpie Creditors of Thomas Lawrie, late of Allen Town, 
are once more requested to bring or send in their De- 
mands against his Estate, on or before the 27th Instant, 
to James and Drinker, Merchants, in Philadelphia. 
Samuel Allinson, Attorney at Law, in Burlington, or 
Marien Lamar, at Allen Town that they may be ad- 
justed by the Trustees, who expect to be prepared for 
paying said Creditors, their first Dividend of his Estate, 
by the loth of February, in Burlington, where they, or 
their Representatives, may ai)ply for the same.-^ 

Those who neglect to deliver in their Demands, by the 
Time abo\'ementi()ned, must necessarily be excluded a 
Share in the first Dividend. 

Extract from a Letter of Attici'S. 

To the Printer of tJie Pennsylvania Chronicle: 
The letter sent to me some months ago, without a name 

or signature, dated from Mansfield, in Burlington county. 

USeo N. J. Archives. XXV., (iSU. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3 

Nciv-Jcrsc\, contained an instance of greatness of sonl, 
which deserves pnbHcation; and the reason of its being 
hitherto delayed was, that I might be fnhy assured of the 
truth of the fact, and having lately seen several persons 
of credit from that way, who tell me, it is to be depended 
upon, I now gi\x it in my correspondent's words, "An. 
"earlv settler in this neighbourhood, acquired a large 
"estate — he had h\-e farms or plantations, and as many 
"sons; and for each sen, he intended one of the places, 
"and his mind in that respect was well known in his fam- 
"ily; he however neglected to get his will reduced into 
"writing, and died without one, so that as the EnglisJi 
"laws, in regard to descents, take place in this province, 
"the whole landed estate, liecame the property of the eld- 
"est son. This he knew, but tho' he had then a family of 
"children of his own, he, without hesitation or delay, or- 
"dered deeds to be drawn, and cheerfully executed them; 
"to convey to each brother the plantation designed for 
"him by their common father: "The name of this just 
"man was Willimn. Black, and as he has been deceased 
"several years, its hoped that the mentioning of it, can 
"give no offence to any body, nay, rather may it not be 
"called a tribute due to such virtue, and the more neces- 
"sary as his privite way of living prevented him from 
"being much known, and his religious profession from 
"directing any marble monument to be erected to his mem- 
"ory!" 

The opportunities of shewing such disinterested acts 
of justice, such proofs of real goodness, beyond the obli- 
gation of human laws, happens to few, and when those 
to whom the trial is permitted, acquit themselves with 
honour, the recital of their conduct affords great and 
heartfelt jov to the best of mankind, and e\-en such as are 



4 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

too selfish and degenerate t(j have behaved thus in the 
Hke circumstances, cannot but outwardly applaud those 
who have done so. — 

Philadelphia, 1768. No. 22. 

Atticus. 

— The Pcjiiisyli'aiiia Chronicle, No. 52, January 
4-1 1, 1768. 

New-York, December 28. 

It is said, that the Merchants of this Town, trading to 
the West-Indies, are about applying to the Corporation, 
to pass a Bye-law, that no White-Oak Hogshead Staves 
shall be deemed merchantable by the Cullers, but such as 
are Three-quarters of an Inch thick on the Heart Edge, 
and l)road, clear of Sap, which we hope will restore the 
Credit of our Lumber, and enable us to share that Branch 
of Trade with Pennsylvania, and other Provinces, that 
have, for some Years past, rivalled us in it at the West 
India Markets. The North-River Lumber is remarkably 
good, which, from the great Plenty of fine Lumber on 
each Side that River, it is hoped will so continue : Indeed 
the Thing most likely to hurt its Credit is, the permitting 
the Stave-Getters from New-Jersey, and other Parts (who 
have been used to get very ordinary Lumber) to work 
our good Timber. 

Philadelphl\, January 7. Captain Eastwick. from 
St. Eustatia is got into Cohansey-Creek. 

On Friday Night, the first of this inst. January, was 
broke open, the House of John Delong. at the new Fur- 
nace at Badston,^ near Little Egg-Harbour, and surdrv 
(ioods taken, viz. a new Suit of brown Saggathv. with 
gilt Buttons, two Blankets, two Sheets, a Sett of China, 

1 Bat.^to. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 

and several Handkerchiefs. The said Robbery was com- 
mitted by one WilHam M'Coy, a short set Man, stoop 
shouldered, a little Pock-marked, and has sandy curled 
Hair; he was seen with the above Clothes on, in Com- 
pany with a short well set Woman, of a dark Complexion, 
and black Hah;, who wore a Damask or striped Silk Gown, 
white Stockings, and Leather heeled Shoes; they crossed 
Cooper's Ferry on Tuesday last. Whoever apprehends 
said Thief, so as he may be 1)r(^ught to Justice, shall have 
Five Pounds Reward, and reasonable Charges, paid by 

John Belong. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2037, January 7, 
1768. 

New-York. 
Jan. 4. Friday night came up from Sandy-Hook, Capt. 
Young in a ship, in 12 weeks from Bristol; On the 30th 
of December, he spoke with capt. Inglis in a brig bound 
from New-York, for Dominica, about 135 leagues from 
Sandy-Hook; and on the 22d of December spoke a brig 
from Philadelphia, but it blowing very hard they could 
not learn the master's name : She had chairs lash'd on 
her quarters, and supposed themselves to be about ninety 
leagues from the Capes. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 
1309, January 7. 1768. 

Mr. GODDARD, 

We hear grievous complaints of the languishing con- 
dition of these provinces, arising from the scarcity of cash, 
and loud cries for Money! Mone\! — Money, it seems, is 
to do everything for us, to clothe the sluggard, provide 
bread for the indolent, support the extravagant, and sup- 
ply the luxurious — In short, it is to help those who will 
not help themsehes. In order to put my countrymen 



6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 7^8 

upon an inquiry whether tliis is likely to be the case. I 

beg you would give the following hints a place in the 

next Chronicle, which will oblige your constant Reader. 

Hunterdon. JVcst-Jersey, A Ploughman. 

7(7//. 7, 1768. 

The Seven United Provinces were formerly a part of 
the Spanish empire, till the inhabitants, rendered desper- 
ate by oppression., and impelled by a thirst of freedom, 
after a long and obstinate struggle, purchased to them- 
selves a state of independance, and carefully estal:)lished 
that freedom which had cost them so dear. This |)ei)ple. 
possessed of a small barren territory, incapable of sup- 
porting one tenth of its inhabitants one tenth of the year, 
destitute of every article of trade and themselves reduced, 
l)y the war, to extreme poverty, rose to a state of opu- 
lence and po^^•er, with an ama.zing rapidity; it may then 
be useful for us to inquire into the cause which produced 
such surprizing effects. AA'as it freedom only? Not so, 
that gives the government of the will, but reaches no 
farther, happiness, and things desirable, are obtained by 
the prudent use of freedom ; — it was their industry, ac- 
companied with frugality, that raised them to the height 
they now stand; it was tliis produced those effects then, 
and will do the same now, it is the true magnet that at- 
tracts riches. 

Let us apply the foregoing to ourselves, and impartially 
examine, whether the complaints we meet in every street, 
and from every (piarter, for want of monev. I^e real or 
only imaginary, /'. (•. ^vhether, attended with that indus- 
try and ceconomy which ought to obtain under our cir- 
cumstances, there is not a sufficiency of cash to gi\'e 
strength and \igor to trade and improvement? T1ie lat- 
ter, 1 am persuaded, is the case, and that the extreme 
])lenty of money, m the latter part of the late war, hath 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 7 

pro\ecl the greatest mischief that ever happened to these 
provinces; it relaxed industry, promoted idleness, en- 
couraged running in deht, opened a door to profusion and 
liigh living, luxury, and excess of every kind, that the 
mcist sujierficial ohserver must be surprised at the differ- 
ence in living and dress between 1755 and the present 
time, besides the expensi\'e diversions, and scenes of dis- 
sipation, unknown among us till of late; and now, the 
ebb tide not floating lis where we used to swim, it occa- 
sions loud complaints, charging all our distresses to the 
scarcity of cash. Whether that is really the case, may 
appear from the following computation. 

In the year 1754, A'Czv-Jcrscy had not £. 20,000 in bills 
of credit; she hath now near £. 220,000, and I suppose 
the state of Pcimsylvaitia may be near similar; and there 
is certainly a much greater plenty ()f gold and silver now 
than at that period. I therefore conclude I am within 
bounds in judging there is four to one more money now 
circulating in these t\vo provinces, than there was in 1754. 
Judge then from whence the source of these complaints. 

To make money, with many other appendages of free- 
dom, we find is dispensed to us at the will and pleasure 
of others; but frugality and oeconomy is wholly in our 
(3wn power, and is tlie only means that will yield us sure 
and lasting relief, and is a resource that cannot fail, for 
it is evident our expences will greatly admit of being re- 
trenched, so as for the savings soon to pay all our domes- 
tic debts. To demonstrate which, the following partic- 
ular may serve for a sample. 

From a critical and ingenious calculation there appears 
to be expended in Nciv-Jcrscy upwards of 40,000 1. an- 
nually in tea, and allowing four times that quantity for 
Pennsylvania, together makes 200,000 1. per annum, to 
these two pro\-inces, for this single article ( which I need 



8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [176S 

not inform my readers we conld do without) ; what an 
amazing sum then must all our superfluous and unneces- 
sary imports cost us, and with what propriety do we com- 
plain of the scarcity of money, when we thus wantonly 
lavish away such immense sums for meer articles of lux- 
ury ! Having mentioned tea, I may add that the bare 
purchase, though no inconsiderable sum, sinks to a trifle, 
scarce worth a thought, when compared with the cost of 
its equipage, and consequences attending the use. . . . 
— The Pcmisylrania Chronicle, No. 53. January 11-18, 
1768. 

A Mistake. 
On Friday the 6th Instant, tzi'o Pieces of Dowlas, and 
one Piece of brozvn Shalh^n, tied together, and directed 
to Ji^illiani Graham, Taylor, at FJizahciJi-Toivn, were put 
on board of a Boat at JVhite-Hall IJ'liarf, which was then 
supposed to be the P^.oat commanded by Capt. Dobbs, be- 
longing to ElicabetJi-Toivn: But as said Graham, has not 
received the said Goods, and as Capt. Dobbs denies that 
they were put on board his Boat, and carried elsewhere 
by Mistake: Tlie Person therefore who has them, will 
please to deliver them to the Printer hereof, or to said 
Graham, at ElizabetJi-T own , and he will be thankfully 
rewarded for the same. 

New-York, January 8. 1768. 
Major Pullene, and Mr. Kelly, have been kind 
enough to collect a Sum of Money for the Relief of Moses 
Sears, a Poor Man, that lives in the Highlands, who lost 
his Sloop in the late Storm, by which Accident, himself, 
and Family, were real Objects of Charity. The Money 
is lodged in the Hands of the Mayor, for the Use of the 
said Moses Sears. And we are desired by the Major, to 
uivc this Notice of it, that the poor Man may have the 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. Q 

Money, whenever he will call for it. — The Nczv York 
Mercury, No. 845. January 11, 1768. 

Hackensack, at the New-Bridge. 

We the snbscrihers, being encouraged by the favour- 
able notice, and approbation of many gentlemen of char- 
acter, both in city and country, to pursue our present busi- 
ness, do hereby, from an expectation of further encour- 
agement, inform the public, that it is our honest design in 
conjunction with each other, in order to extend our use- 
fulness to mankind in general, to continue to teach the 
learned languages. A necessary and beautiful accomplish- 
ment for young gentlemen who desire to make any con- 
siderable iigure in life, as they are the proper foundation 
of all other ad\'ances in speculative knowledge, in the ap- 
l)roved method; with the same accuracy and care as for- 
merly, and hope our good intentions, together with our 
diligence, and assiduous labour, will always be such, as 
to merit the assistance and approbation of all gentlemen 
of letters. 

Strangers may have satisfaction, as to the character of 
the school, by applying to a number of competent judges, 
in New-York, whose sons are now under tuition; and as 
another inducement the situation of the place is almost 
sufficient of itself to recommend it. 

It is healthy, pleasant, and in\'iting; it abounds with 
innocent and necessary pleasure and amusement : But. 
at the same time, youth are very little exposed to vice, or 
dangerous examples to corrupt their morals. 

The neighbourhood is exceedingly well calculated for 
boarding children, and is heartily dispused to encourage 
so public a utility. Board may be procured in the best 
families, at the usual price : All possible care is, and will 
be taken, for good accommodations. There is sufficient 



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NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. 



[1768 



room for boarding- twice the number of schfjlars that are 
at present in the scliool. without exposing them to any 
inconvenient distance. 

There is also a third person to teach English, writing 
and arithmetic, 'who instructs the latin scholars in those 
branches of education, such a p(jrtion of time every day, 
as not to interfere with their stated studies, for a small 
additional consideration per quarter. 

We are the publick's much ol)liged, and 

Most obedient humble servants, 

Stephanus Voorhees, 
Francis Barber.^ 

N. B. We will esteem it greatly to our honour, ^^•hen- 
ever any gentleman shall think fit to come and inspect our 
school, and be informed as to our manner of instruction, 
and shall be glad to receive instruction ourselves, as to 
the method, or any thing else that tend to promote the 
public good. 

To Be Sold. 

A Farm of 223 acres, lying about 
two miles to the northward of Prince- 
ton, of which there are 10 acres of 
meadow and 70 of wood land. At a 
little distance from the house runs a 
constant stream, which di\'iding into 
se\eral little brooks, waters the wh(»le. Also, 

A g(.()(l convenient house in Princeton, fronting the 
college. Those who incline to purchase either the fanu 
or house, may know the terms of sale, bv aii])lvinL;- to Mr. 
josei)h ( )ulden, at i'rincelon. the Rev. Mr. Munro, at 
I'hilipseburgh,'-' (ir John Jay, in New York. 

'The fact that Fraiuis Harbor tauRht school at Mackciisack lia.s gen- 
erally escaped the attention of his bioKiaiihers. He taught for several 
years in the academy al i-Mizaliethtown, until the Revolution, when he 
I'ntei-ed the aitny. attaining the rank of Major. 

'-'Now in Wairen connty. 



Cut 

OF 

Farm 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. II 

Six Pounds Ten Shillings Reward. 

Stolen out of the house of John Bordan, at Wehawk 
Ferry, on Sunday the 12th of January, 1768, a silver 
watch and pocket-book, with about Nine Pounds in cash, 
and several papers of value, of no use to any one but the 
owner. The Thief had on when he went away, a white 
coloured broad-cloth coat, with laj^els, a black everlasting 
jacket, check shirt and trowsers; half worn beaver hat, 
blue stockings and old shoes : He is of a fair complexion, 
light brown hair, commonly clubb'd up behind, he is about 
5 feet 8 inches high, and has a slow low voice. Said thief 
is suspected to be one that went by the name of James 
Thomas, and was turn'd out of Hackinsack jail the day 
before the above goods were stolen. Whoever takes up 
said thief, and secures him, so that he may be brought 
to justice, shall have Six Pounds Ten Shillings reward 
from us. 

John Bordan, and 
James Curren. 

N. B. He very likely may change both his name and 
apparel. — The Nczv York Journal or General Advertiser, 
No. 1306, January 14, 1768. 

Five Pounds Reward 

Newcastle County, December 30, 1767. 
Absconded yesterday, a certain man, who called him- 
self Hugh \\'n,soN, was born in Ireland, and appears to 
be about 30 years of age; he is a tanner by trade, is about 
5 feet. 3 or 4 inches high, well set. has black hair, marked 
with the small-pox. a pleasant countenance, lived some 
time ago in the Jerseys, near Haddonfield : Had on when 
he went away, a new blue surtout coat, blue broadcloth 
close-bodied coat, snuff-coloured waistcoat, leather 
breeches: ard had some other half- worn clothes with 



«2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. \^7^'>^ 

liim. ?Ie took with him a brown Gelding, 4 years old. 
abont 14 and a half hands high. ])aces some, but most 
natural to trot; and a new saddle, with a hogskin seat, 
and plad cloth housings. It is thought he took with him 
a quantity of money, chiefly gold. Whoever takes up the 
said Hugh Wilson, and secures hiuL so that he may be 
bad. shall receive the above reward, paid by 

Harmon Yeats 

P'rederick Shlemb. born at Longen Condto.^ in Ger- 
many, and wlio came into this country last fall, wants to 
know where his brother Peter Shlemb is; he has been 
in the country 13 years; if alive, he may hear of his broth- 
er, iw enquiring of Deterick Taub. shoemaker, in Sec- 
ond-street, Philadelphia. 

N. B. Said Peter Shlemb lives somewhere in New- 
Jersey. 

To be Sold, a Farm belonging to the subscriber, situ- 
ated at Long Branch, in the town of Shrewsbury, con- 
taining no acres. There is on the place a gocKl new 
dwelling-house, with two rooms, and a large entry, below, 
and four rooms above, with very convenient out-houses. 
It is well wooded and watered, and in very good fence, 
has good fresh and salt meadow, sufificient for any stock 
a judicious farmer would keep on it. Its situation is 
healthy, and commands a fine prospect of the Western 
Ocean, and as fine a country view as any the county of 
Monmouth affords; it is within a mile and a half of a 
fine ri\er, that alK)unds with fish and wild fowl, and where 
there is a public landing. The sea bass banks lie before 
the door, which afford fish of the best kind, winter and 
summer. The adwuitagcs of such a situation must rec- 

1 r)inilitl('ss Lanafiikaiulel. in Kheiiish Bavaria. 



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ommend it to those who want a farm for profit, and the 
pleasantness of it, to tliose who want a cool air, and fine 
prospect. It is very conveniently situated for any person 
that would take lodgers, or keep a tavern ; or any gentle- 
man that has an inclination for a summer seat on the sea- 
side, where he will Ije troubled with no mosquitoes or 
other vermin, that render most places, near the salts, dis- 
agreeable. Any person inclining to purchase, may know 
the terms, by applying to the subscriber, living on the 
premises, or to the printers hereof. 

John Morris. 



All persons having any demands against Luke Gib- 
son, late of Deptford Township, Gloucester county, New- 
Jersey, deceased, are requested to bring them in forthwith, 
in order the better to enable those concerned to know what 
quantity of land to dispose of for the payment thereof; 
and those indebted, to make speedy payment, in order to 
prevent trouble from 

James Cooper and Joshua Lord. 

Whereas in pursuance of an Act of General Assembly 
of this Province, intituled, "An Act for granting the sum 
of Sixty Thousand Pounds for the King's use, and for 
striking Fifty-five Thousand Pounds thereof in bills of 
credit, and to provide a Fund for sinking the same, the 
following tract of located and unimproved lands was duly 
valued and rated by the assessors for the County of North- 
ampton, at Five Pounds by the Hundred, the property of 
Richard Goodwin, in the Jerseys; to wit. a tract of land, 
containing about 150 acres, situate in ]\Iount Bethel town- 
ship, in the County of Northampton, bounded by land of 
Amos Strettell and the Blue Mountains. And whereas 
the owner of the said tract of land hath neglected to pay 



14 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ I J'J^^ 

the collector of the said township the sum of Eleven Shil- 
lings and Threepence which, according- to the said valu- 
ation, was assessed and laid upon said land, as the propor- 
tion thereof for one year for said tax by the act imposed; 
We, the Commissioners of the County of Northampton 
aforesaid, in pursuance of the said act. do hereby give 
notice, that on the twelfth day of February next at the 
house of John Long, in Mount Bethel Township, we will 
■expose to sale, by public vendue, the above mentioned tract 
of located unimproved land, or such part thereof as will 
be sufficient to answer the said tax, and all charges accru- 
ing, by reason of the non-payment thereof, to the highest 
bidder. The sale to begin at lo o'clock in the forenoon. 
Gi\'en under our hands, this Twenty-seventh day of Octo- 
l3er. 1767. 

Harman Shnyder, Caspar Doll, John Wetzel. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2038, January 14, 
1768. 

To be SOLD, by Jonathan Hampton, of Elizabeth Town. 

in Xew-Jersey, the following Tracts of Land, in said 

Province, viz. 

Five hundred acres of land and marsh, in Salem county, 
bounded l>y Delaware river, Stow creek, and Muddy run. 
Inquire of Ebenezer Miller, Esq; near the same. 

One thousand acres, at Great-Egg-harbour, hue up- 
lands, cedar swamps, and salt meadow. Incpiire of Mr. 

b'ew, who li\-es on the same, or Mr. Leeds, surveyor. 

"These tracts were recorded to John Rudd. Esq; of Morris 
County deceased. 

Five thousand acres of exceeding fine uplands, swamps 
"imd meadows, in llardwick, Sussex C(ninty. having twen- 
ty-two farms, already tenanted, whose leases ex])ire in 
two years, l^ach farm has a (|uantity of bjiglisli meadow. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 15 

and one hundred apple trees, with other fruit trees. Paw- 
lin's kill runs through the track, where are fine conve- 
niences for iron works, or mills, having plenty of water, 
good falls, and plenty of timber, which can be carried 
from this tract, by water, down the kill about six miles to 
Delaware, and then to Easton, Trenton, and Philadelphia. 
Andover furnace is about ten miles from it, and a good 
road all that way. 

Two thousand acres in Newtown, joining to and all 
round the New Stone Court-House, in Sussex county 
aforesaid, whereon is a new town regularly laid out, and 
already begun to be built; the land is good and well tim- 
bered, having exceeding fine swamps, and meadow, con- 
venient for the town. There are fine stones for lime and 
building, which hammers well, and good sand, all within 
a mile of said town and Court-House. 

Six hundred acres, at the head of Pohatconk, in Mans- 
field, Sussex count3^ Inquire of Thomas Newman. 

Three hundred acres, on Pawlin's kill aforesaid, about 
four miles above the said Court-House, joining the land 
of the honourable John Stevens, Esq ; with a fine conve- 
niency for a mill, or forge, good land, meadow, and tim- 
ber. 

Seven hundred and fifty acres, in Mendon, Morris 
county, in three parts, having three tenements, well tim- 
bered, and good land. Inquire of James Lossey, near the 
same. 

Five hundred and sixty acres of excellent upland and 
fine swamp, in Morris Town, and county of Morris, join- 
ing the seat of the Right Honourable the Earl of Stirling, 
about ten miles from Elizabeth-Town, capable of verv 
great improvements. Any person, who shall incline to 
purchase any of these tracts, or any part thereof, may in- 
quire of the aforementioned persons, of Ephraim Darby, 



l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 7^'^^ 

Esq; at Sussex, Xew-Town, or of the Subscriber, who 
will give an intlis])utable title t(j the same, and on receiv- 
ing a small part of the money, at signing the deeds, will 
stay for the remainder, three, four, or six years, on hav- 
ing the interest yearly paid. Jonathan Hampton. 
Elizabeth-Town, Jan. 15, 1768. 

— llic Pniiisxli aiiia Cliroiiiclc, No. 54, Jaiiuarx 18- 
25, 1768. 

To be Lett, for a Term of 4 Years, 
The House, Farm, and Ferry, called Weehaken, in 
the Township of Bergen, opposite to Greenwich, within 
three Miles of the City of New- York, from whence a con- 
stant Ferry is kept. Any Person inclining to hire the 
same, may apply to William Bayard, the Owner thereof, 
who will agree for the same. The Possession to be given 
the 2 1 St of A larch next. — The New York Mercury. No. 
846, January 18, 1768. 

Nezv-Vork, January 21. As a further Specimen of the 
Practicability of manufacturing our own Clothes in this 
Country, we can assure the Public of the following Per- 
sons in Woodbridge in New-Jersey, making in their re- 
spective b^amilies, within the Year past, both \\'oolen and 
Linen of their own raising, the Quantities following, viz. 
Mr. Isaac Freeman, 599 Yards, Mr. James Smith, 567 
Yards, and Mr. Nathaniel Heard, 414 Yards. 



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The subscriber intending to remove 
to Xew York, in May next, ])roposes 
to sell on reasonable terms, two fine 
lots of land, (advantageouslv situate 
for a gentleman, a merchant, or a 
tradesman, in the pleasant town of 
Princeton, the dimensions of each of 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 17 

the said lots being abuut 55 feet in front and 200 long) 
with the houses and improvements on one of them, which 
lies on the corner of the Hopewell road directly opposite 
to the college, and are as follows, viz. A large house two 
stories and a half high, four rooms on a floor, with a fire- 
place in each, all neatly and completely finished, with a 
cellar under the whole house, a stable and gardens, a small 
yard between the garden and the house, neatly paved with 
brick, with a well of excellent water within four feet of 
the kitchen. The other lot adjoins to Mr. Taylor's, is 
almost opposite to the college, and the best in the town 
for any gentleman inclining to build. Whoever inclines 
to purchase, may apply to Mr. John Ramsey, merchant, 
in New- York, near the Fly-market, or to the subscriber in 
Princeton, and agree upon terms : It will be required, 
that one quarter of the purchase money be paid down, and 
good security given for the remainder, for which any rea- 
sonable time of payment will be allowed. 

John Forrest. 

Bromley, ^oth December, i/6y. 
To Be Sold, by the Subscriber, 

A Tract of Land, containing sev- 
eral Hundred Acres, situate in the 
Township of Bedminster, and County 
of Somerset, in New-Jersey, adjoin- 
ing the Mills, late Andrew Leake's. 
vSeveral very excellent Farms may be 
made on the Tract, as the Soil and 
Situation are inferior to none in the Province. Wood, 
Water, and Meadows abound in great Perfection, and the 
Lands capable of any Degree of Improvement. One Third 
Part of the Principal to 'be paid down. Bonds with Secur- 



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1 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

ity will be taken for the Residue, and very reasonable 
Terms allowed. Inquire on the Premises, of 

John Carey. 

— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, 
No. 1307, January 21, 1768. 

On the first day of March next, at 10 o'clock in the 
morning, will begin the sale, by public vendue, at Cun- 
ningham's tavern, in Allen-town, New-Jersey, the follow- 
ing Houses, Lots, Tracts of Land, and Plantations, 
late the estate of Thomas Laurie,^ viz. 

A Lot in Allen-town, containing about fifteen acres, 
on which are a large commodious well-finished dwelling- 
house, with a kitchen and store, having extraordinary 
good cellars under them, a garden adjoining, with a vari- 
ety of roots and flowers, and a young apple orchard of 
the best grafted fruit. 

One other good dwelling-house, pork and grain store. 

A plantation and tract of land, now in the tenure of 
John Huggins, within one mile of Allen-town in the town- 
ship of Upper Freehold, containing about 200 acres, a 
considerable part of which is improved low and upland 
meadow, with a good dwelling-house, barn, orchard, and 
a spring of excellent water within a few yards of the door. 
The place is well watered, and esteemed a very good 
farm. 

A plantation, and tract of land, in Upper Freehold tcnvn- 
ship aforesaid, near Allen-town containing 100 acres, or 
thereabouts, about 12 acres \\hercof is very good improved 



iThoma.s I.uuiii' was a .storekeeper at Allentown. His grandfather. 
Thomas Laiirio. Inother of Gawen I*Turie, came to America in 16S;5. 
with two cliildrfn. .lames, who probalih- married Sarah, dau. of William 
Redford. of Freehold, and Anna, who married John Hehron. His will. 
dated Maich fi. 171:!-13. was proved Aiif^nst 2, 1714. His son James 
bought land neai- Allentown in 1705. and tliere spent the remainder of 
his da.vs. He had two sons. William and 'I'homas. — Snltcr's Uif<t. Mon- 
mouth and Ocean VountUa, Appendix, xxx\i; N. J. Ai'Chives, XXIII., 28G. 
377. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I9 

meadow, part of the remainder cleared, and is good wheat 
and corn land. 

A tract of land, called Spring-Garden, in New Wind- 
sor township, within two miles of Allen-town, containing 
102 acres, with a small dwelling-house, and young apple 
orchard; a few acres of this land is cleared, and the re- 
mainder remarkably well timbered and watered. 

A lot, containing 6 acres cedar swamp, on Davenport 
Brook, in Monmouth county. 

One ditto, containing seven acres ditto, purchased of 
the executors of Jonathan Thomas. 

One ditto, containing 12 acres, in company with Will- 
iam Lawrie, on Union and Wrangle Brooks, in Mon- 
mouth county. 

One ditto, containing 12 acres of pine land, in said 
county, on a stream of water, suitable for erecting a saw- 
mill, and near the mill formerly Jonathan Thomas's. 

Four acres of pine land, on a bank, called Maway 
paqua. 

A tract, containing 400 acres of good land, on Otter 
Creek, near Crown Point. 

A right for one third of 500 acres of pine land ( part 
of which is taken up) and saw-mill erected on the same, 
at Wading-river, in Burlington county. 

A right to 50 acres of good land, to be taken up in the 
Eastern Division of New- Jersey. 

A right to 30 acres of ditto, .... ditto 

ditto. 

A small Proprietary right in the Western Division of 
ditto. 

A store house and landing, on Crosswick's Creek, in the 
township of Nottingham and county of Burlington. 

The conditions of purchase will be made known, on the 
day of sale. For further particulars, enquire of Samuel 



20 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

Allinson, Attorney at Law, in Burlington, or James and 
Drinker, Merchants, in Philadelphia. — 

To Be Rented. 
The Ferry over Delaware, commonly called Dunks's 
Ferry, near the mouth of Neshamminy, in Bucks county 
Pennsylvania, about i6 miles from Philadelphia, on the 
great road to Burlington. It is a very good situation for 
a tavern, there being a great number of travellers passing 
that way, both by land and water. There is a good house 
for the purpose, and lOO acres of good Land, with proper 
ferry-boats in good order. To be entered on in May next. 
For further particulars, enquire of John Kidd, near the 
premises. 

To be Sold by the subscriber, the following tracts of 
land, lying in the county and township of Gloucester, west 
New-Jersey, and may be entered on the ist of March next. 

Chestnut Grove, being a plantation containing 200 acres 
of land, situated in the forks of Great Timber Creek, 
within three quarters of a mile of a good landing, whereon 
is a dwelling-house, bam, stables and other out-houses, 
about 80 acres of cleared land in good fence, 20 whereof 
is meadow, with a constant stream of water running- 
through the same; 8 acres of young bearing orchard, the 
land is fresh and good, having lately been cleared, about 
a mile from a good grist-mill, and about the same distance 
from a Presbyterian Meeting-house, 9 or 10 miles from 
Philadelphia. 

Also a tract of wood-land, within 2 miles of the afore- 
said plantation, and alxnit 2 miles frdm a landing, con- 
taining 275 acres, about half a mile from 2 saw-mills. 

Also about 5 or 6 acres of cedar swani]). bclwecn o 
and 10 miles from the aforesaid j^lantation. 

Likewise a lot of ground in riiila(!el])liia. in Fifth- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2 1 

Street, between Arch and Race-streets, being 14 feet front, 
and 50 deep, whereon is a two story brick house. 

Also a lot of ground adjoining the same, 14 feet front, 
and 50 feet deep. 

For terms of sale, apply to Lazarus Pine, senior, living 
on the aforementioned plantation, or to Lazarus Pine, 
junior, in Fifth street, Philadelphia. 

N. B. Likewise a young hearty Negroe wench, 18 
years old, has had the small-pox and meazels, and is fit 
for town or country. — The Pennsylvania Ga::etfe, No. 
2039, Jcif^'U'dfy 21, 1768. 

Lately Published, and to be Sold by 

WILLLAM and THOMAS BRADFORD, 

At their Book-Store, adjoining the London 

Coffee House, 

SERMONS 

ON THE 

Alost Useful and Important 

SUBJECTS 

ADAPTED TO THE 

FAMILY and CLOSET 

By the Rev. SAMUEL DAVIES, A. M. 

Late President of the College of Princetown in 

New Jersey. In THREE VOLUMES. 

N. B. These Sermons were published for the Benefit 
of the Author's Family, and have been so acceptable in 
England, that a second Edition was soon called for; and 
the Editor has been encouraged, by the Value set on these 
three Volumes, to prepare another Collection, which he 
purposes to favour the Public with, in two other Volumes.-^ 
— Tlie Pennsylvania Journal, No. 131 1. January 21, 1768. 

1 The three volumes were printed and published in London, in 1766. 
The two additional volumes were published in London in 1771. 



2 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Boston, January i8. The mortal Distemper which 
lately prevailed among the Horses at New-York, Xew- 
Jersey, Pennsylvania, &c. is now very prevalent with the 
Horses in this Province. — TJic New York Journal or 
General Advertiser, No. 1308, January 28, 1768. 

New- York, January 18. 
Tuesday last Capt. Harrison arrived here in 1 1 Days from 
Ocracock, in North Carolina; by whom we hear of the 
Arrival of Capt. Moon, in 3 Days from Philadelphia, and 
Capt. Spinning in 7 Days from Elizabeth-Town. 

One of our Correspondents from the Country writes 
us as foUozvs, viz. 

Amwell, in Hunterdon County, New- Jersey. 
Messieurs Hall and Sellers, 
Altho' I am one of your constant Readers, yet I have 
been a little surprized, that I found no Mention made in 
any of the public Papers of the Death or Character of 
John REy\DiNG, Esq; late of this Place, especially as his 
Station and Character was eminent. That God, who has 
said, "The Righteous shall be had in everlasting Remem- 
brance," no Doubt expects that we should actively concur 
in accomplishing- that sacred Declaration. And besides, 
as Example teaches more powerfully than Precept, so, 
illustrious Examples of Virtue being set before us, excite 
us to a noble Emulation. These Considerations have in- 
duced me to give you the following Strictures of his Char- 
acter - - - The God of Nature endowed Mr. Reading, 
with good, natural Powers - - - a Genius above the com- 
mon Level. His Judgment was clear and manly; his 
Thoughts under good Command; his Expressions ready 
and pertinent. He justly supported the Character of being 
a strictly honest Man; one of unshaken Integritv and I'p- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 23 

Tightness. He was under the Advantage of an early hb- 
eral education; and had his Mind enriched with an use- 
ful Store of Knowledge - - - all which Things conspired 
to qualify him to act with Dignity in the several important 
Stations in which he was placed in Life; and he had the 
deserved Honour of being entrusted with some of the most 
important Offices in the Government. He was early ap- 
pointed a Member of his Majesty's Council in this Prov- 
ince, and was twice the President-Governor of it. which 
important Offices he executed with a becoming Dignity, 
Judgment and Fidelity. And though distinguished with 
such honorable Trusts, he did not appear at all elevated 
by them, but behaved with that Meekness and Gentleness ; 
that Evenness and Agreeableness, that happily marked his 
whole Character; and with Condescension and Respect 
to the meanest and poorest, as well as to the greatest. He 
was remarkably inoffensive and cautious in his Conduct, 
and steady, solid and grave in his Deportment; yet he 
was not morose or sullen, gloomy or impolite. It might 
be said, without flattering Panegyric, that he never un- 
dertook any Trust, to which he was not eminently faith- 
ful, nor sustained any Relation, whether of a Husband, 
Parent, Friend, Counsellor or Ruler, but he was consci- 
entious in the Discharge of it. And he had the rare Art of 
doing worthily without appearing conscious of it. He 
was temperate in his Enjoyments, and charitable to the 
Poor; was far from being vain and showy in his Appear- 
ance ; on the contrary, it was plain and unaffected ; when 
he spake, it was with a natural Guard and Prudence; sel- 
dom did an unguarded Word drop from his Lips - - - 
He did not love to deal in Calumny or Detraction, or en- 
gage in Party Quarrels, but was a quiet and peaceable 
Member of Society; was scarcely known to speak to the 
Disadvantage of an3^ even though their Conduct was dis- 



24 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

agreeable; but prudently concealed his Sentiments in his 
own Breast, and suffered their own Actions to be the 
severest Libel on their Fame. He manifested an high 
Regard to Religion, and was a constant Attendant on 
public Worship; was Catholic in his Sentiments, and 

loved good Men of every Denomination of Christians 

He had a strict Regard to Truth, and was punctual to his 
Word - - - Was universally beloved, and died lamented 
on the Fifth Day of November last."^ 

To Be Sold, 
At public vendue (if not sold 1)efore at private sale) on 

Thursday, the 25th of February next. 
That noted and long frequented tavern formerly belong- 
ing to Samuel Fleming, in the township of Amwell. county 
of Hunterdon, and province of New Jersey. There are 
belonging to the premises, an extraordinary good house, 
barn and stables, a new large horse-shed, a new pailed 
garden, a good orchard, and 30 acres of good land, part 
of which is exceeding good meadow, sufificient to supply 
the tavern with plenty of good hay; the whole is exceed- 
ing well watered by a constant brook running through it. 
It is situate in the most public part of the country, and 
the whole in the best repair for the conveniency of a public 
house. Any person inclining to purchase the said place 
before the day of public sale, may know the conditions by 
applying to the subscriber, living on the premises, 

George Creed. 

N. B. The subscriber has likewise for sale, another 
house and lot, in the said townshi]), containing 7 acres, 
part of which is exceeding good meadow, watered by a 

1 For a .sketch of John Ri-adins see N. .7. Afohixe.s, IX.. 5-7. note. The 
fulle.xt account of I'l'e.sident of tlie Oouncil and Acting Governor Reading 
i.s in that .suniptnoiis work. "Cicnealosical and Biographical Memorials 
of the lleatlinK. Howell. Yerkes, Watts, Latham, and Elkins Families." 
by Joslah Granville l.eaeh, l.L. 1^, l'liiladel|ihia. 1S9S, 4to, pp. 286. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2$ 

constant stream, situate on a public road, and has been 
a tavern for many years, and very convenient for a store, 
a brewer or tanner. There are on the said lot (besides a 
good house) a new barn, a good orchard, and garden. 
This will likewise be sold, at public vendue, on the said 
25th of February, if not sold before at private sale. 

Burlington County, January 9, 1768. 
Notice is hereby given, that whereas John Burr, ju- 
nior, an insolvent debtor in said county, did assign all his 
estate, both real and personal, unto me, for the use of his 
creditors : Now these are to desire the said creditors to 
meet me at the house of Mr. Daniel Jones, innholder, in 
Mount-holly on Saturday, the 9th day of April next, in 
order to receive their dividend of the monies in my hands. 

John Goldby, Assignee. 

To be Sold, hy the Subscriber, on very reasonable 

Terms, 

The valuable Interest where he now lives, in Trenton, 

consisting of 
A Lot, 67 feet front on King-street, and 168 feet back, 
but as it is a corner lot, it also fronts on Market street, 
on which is a genteel brick dwelling-house, two stories 
high, completely finished, with three rooms below stairs, 
and four chambers, besides apartments above for servants; 
most of the rooms are handsomely papered, and fit for 
any gentleman's family; to this there is a brick kitchen 
and wash-house adjoining, with a pump in the latter, and 
under the whole there are excellent cellars; adjoining to 
this is a frame house, which has four good rooms, besides 
the garret and places for servants, a very convenient store 
room, and country house back, together with a large store 
house, built for keeping wet goods and country produce. 



26 . NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

and properly fitted for that purpose, with a pork cellar 
under it. 

Also a Lot, fronting on Market-street 55 feet, and runs 
through to the lower street, on which is a large stable, and 
a good carriage-house that holds five carriages; the lot 
contains about a quarter of an acre, and is but a few rods 
distant from the other lots. The whole is very convenient 
for any gentleman inclining to carry on Trade in Trenton, 
as it is the best situation for that purpose in the town, and 
has heretofore been a place of great business; or to any 
gentleman inclining to live in a pleasant country town. 
Any person disposed to piuxhase, may apply to the sub- 
scriber, and know the terms, which are very moderate, 
and reasonable credit will be given. 

Joseph Reed, jun.^ 

Gloucester, January 23, 1768. 
Run away from the subscriber, on the 21st instant, an 
Irish ser\ant man, named James Flannigam. about 5 feet 
1 1 inches high, a slim fellow, a little knock-kneed, fresh 
C(jl()ured, with short black or brown hair, and has some- 
thing of the brogue on his tongue; had on, and took with 
him, a new light coloured nap short coat, double breasted, 
\\ ith two rows of basket buttons, red under jacket, blue 
dufficld trowsers, a pair of buckskin breeches, and one or 
two pair of ozenbrigs trowsers, a new Russia sheeting- 
shirt, and one or two ozenbrigs ditto, a pair of light blue 
ril)bcd stockings, one pair of black ditto, a pair of good 
neals leather shoes, with square carved silver buckles in 
them, ail dd beaver hat, which has been bound; he also 
took with him an axe. Said servant went away in com- 
pany with a man, who has been a soldier in the Royal Am- 
erican regiment; the servant is inclinable to drink, and 

1 For a brief note on Adjutant General Jo.seph Reed, see N. J. Archives, 
X.. U. And see Stryker's "Battles of Trenton and Princeton," 75-78. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2/ 

very quarrelsome when in liquor. Any person that will 
take up and secure said servant, so that his master may 
have him again, shall have Six Dollars reward, from 

Joseph Hugg. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2040, January 28, 
1768. 

Whereas, a certain tract of land hath been lately ob- 
tained in the province of Nova Scotia, lying on the north 
side of the Bason of Menis, called Philadelphia Township, 
whereon some good families are now settled and many 
more engaged to go : This is to give notice, that any 
person inclining to become settlers on the said land, will 
meet with very good encouragement, the particulars of 
which, will be made known, by applying to James James, 
at Piles Grove, Daniel Lethgow, at Salem Bridge, James 
Thomson, at Hancock's Bridge, Benjamin Davids, at 
Crosswicks, John Jones, in Germantown, or to Nathan 
Shepherd, William Ball, John Lukens, James Haldane, 
and Benjamin Armitage, in Philadelphia. And as a 
proper vessel will be provided to carry families and goods 
to the aforesaid lands, early next spring, those who pur- 
pose to become adventurers, are desired to be speedy in 
their application, and enter into articles with some of the 
above-mentioned persons. 

To be SOLD, 
A Plantation, situate in the township of Mannington, 
within a mile of the town of Salem, containing by estima- 
tion, about sixty-one acres, whereof twenty-five are cleared 
upland, with a good log house upon the same, eleven of 
drained meadow, all under good fence, and twenty-five 
acres of woodland : For further particulars inquire of the 
subscriber in Salem, aforesaid. 

James Gardiner. 



2 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

Five Pounds Reward. 
Made his escape from the sheriff of MoniiioutJi county 
New- Jersey, — a certain Nicholas JVillimus, a Dutchman 
born; about five feet and a half high, well set, of a swarthy 
complexion, wears his own strait brown hair, says his 
mother lives near Germantown, and is supposed to be 
thereabouts, or else at Charles Read, Esqr's, or some of 
the country iron works. Whoever takes up and secures 
the above person in any of his Majesty's goals, shall have 
the above reward, by giving notice to 

Thomas Leonard, Sheriff. 

January 27, 1768. 

Bordentown, (N. Jersey) Jan 23, 1768. Departed 
this Life, greatly and deservedly regreted, (being the Day 
on which he entered his tzventieth Year) Mr. Peter Im- 
lay, son of John Imlay, Esq; of this Place, after a long 
and painful Illness, zvhich he underzvent zvith the Forti- 
tude of a Christian. — He zvas remarkable for his early 
Piety, and steady Course of Life, frequently expressing a 
grateful Sense of the Divine Goodness tozvards him. 
When Death approached, he calmly resigned Jiis Breath 
to him zvho gave it, and zvith the utmost Composure of 
Mind zvaifed the Period that zvas to relieve him from all 
the Embarrassments of huuian Nature. 

To BE SOLD, 

One hundred acres of land, about twenty of which are 
cleared, part meadow, and more may be made, situated 
on Delaware river, between Trenton ferry and Lamberton, 
and on which there is a valuable fishery, and is a pleasant 
part of the country for a gentleman's seat, is also well sit- 
uated for any person to follow the boating business be- 
tween that place and Philadelphia. — There is likewise a 
constant stream of water through the whole, which will 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 29 

be sold in lots of fifty acres, or together, as best suits the 
purchaser. For terms apply to the subscriber on the prem- 
ises, by whom an indisputable title will be given. 

Jan. 26, 1768. John Douglass. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 55, February i, 
1768. 

Extraet of a Letter from a Gentleman at Reedy Island, 
dated the 4th Instant. 

" The Vessels now here, are the Hercules, Capt. Ham- 
met, and the Henry Dawkins, Capt. Appleton, from Lon- 
don; the Betsey, Capt. Caton, from Liverpool; the Molly, 
Capt. Simpson, from Antigua, and, the Lark, Capt. Peel, 

from Cork. Capt. Appleton, on the 27th Ult. the Day 

before he got into our Capes, spoke the Ship Belfast-Pack- 
et, Capt. Robinson, from Belfast for this Port, with sev- 
enty Passengers, who had been out sixteen Weeks, and 
were in great Distress for Want of Provisions and A\'ater, 
with which Capt. Appleton supplied them." — The Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, No. 56, February 1-8, 1768. 

To the Public. 

Notice is hereby given, that a School is erected at Xew- 
Brunswick, in New-Jersey, under the inspection of the 
subscribers, in which the learned languages and mathemat- 
icks, are carefully and accurately taught, by Caleb Cooper, 
recommended from Nassau-Hall, an able and well accom- 
plished tutor in these and other branches of literature. 
The conditions are 20 s entrance, and f . 4 per annum, 
for tuition, proclamation money. Boarding may be had 
in this town, as good and cheap as can be expected, and to 
satisfaction, sufficient to accommodate a large school; 
which, including tuition, will not exceed £. 20 a year. 

This town, besides its pleasant rural situation, has the 



30 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

superior advantage of a pure wholesome air, and its ctjn- 
comitant, healtli, to recommend it : Properties evinced 
from long experience, by its inhabitants, and the suffrage 
of gentlemen strangers acquainted v^ath it, of the best 
judgment and observation. It is also surrounded by an 
extensive fertile country, from which it draws constant 
supplies of every necessary of life in great variety and 
plenty; and from the sea, in the season, has plenty of 
tish, oysters, &c. To which may be added, the ready and 
easy conveyance of letters and goods, by water or by land 
to New- York, Philadelphia, and all other parts, as another 
peculiar advantage it enjoys. And in a religious view, 
exceeds any other place in the province, having divine 
worship performed in the English episcopal, the Dutch 
reformed, and presbyterian churches, and as to the inhab- 
itants with regard to their manners and other social vir- 
tues, compared with other places, without prejudice, may 
be said to be irreproachable. The inspection above pro- 
posed, is to consist in visiting the school at least once a 
quarter; to enquire into the deportment of all concerned, 
and to assist the master and scholars in all necessary reg- 
ulations with respect to decency and good order, as well 
as the advancement of learning, 

John Laight, 

Jacob G. Hardenbergh, 

JoHANNis M. Van Harlinger, 

Abraham Beach, 

John Cochran, 

William Oake. 

Five Pounds Reward, and all reasonable Charges. 

RiTN-awav from the subscriber, living in Chesterfield. 
Burlington Couniy, West New-Jersey, an Irish servant 
man named Tnuicis Nevill, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 
8 inches high, i*^ pretty talkative, and has much of the 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 31 

brogue; fresh complexion, with yellowish brown hair; 
by trade a wool-comber : Had on when he went away, 
a brown homespun coat, with cat-gut buttons, and pewter 
tops; a snuff colour'd cloth jacket, with mohair buttons 
and white lining; blue everlasting breeches, blue-grey 
stockings, and a new castor hat; a pair of shoes with hob- 
nails in the heels. He took with him a purple flower'd 
flannel jacket, one fine shirt, and two of ozenbrigs; two 
pair of yarn stockings, and about three or four pounds in 
money. Whoever takes up and secures said servant, so 
that his master may have him again, shall have the above 
reward, paid by Samuel Sykes. — The Nezv York Mer- 
cury, iVo. 848, February i, 1768. 

New-York, February 4. By a written Account from 
Richmond County on Staten-Island, and by a Gentleman 
who brought it, and was himself a Sharer in the Calam- 
ity, we are acquainted with the follovdng Scene of Dis- 
tress, viz. 

On Thursday Night, the 28th January, between 7 and 
8 o'clock, the Weather extremely cold, and the Ground 
cover'd with Snow, the following Persons went from the 
Blazing Star, in New-Jersey, to cross the Ferry to Staten- 
Island, (the Wind being moderate and fair, and the Pas- 
sage judged to be very safe) viz. Mr. William Cornelius 
George, supposed to belong to Rhode-Island: and Col. 
Kalb, a German Gentleman; both lately arrived at Phila- 
delphia from London. Mr. Robert French, lately arrived 
at Philadelphia from St. Kitts. Mr. John Kidd, of Phil- 
adelphia, Merchant. Johv Thomson, (who has a Wooden 
Legg) Stage Driver. IVilliani Bury, and a Lad, belong- 
ing to the Ferry, (the Lad was lately Cabin Boy to a Ship 
from London to New-York, where he left the Ship, al- 
ledging that the Captain had misused him). A Negro 
Man, belonging to Mr. Newry of the Jersies, and a Negro 



32 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

Man, belonging to Mr. Provoost of this City, in all 9 Per- 
sons, and 4 Horses. As they were crossing the Ferry in a 
Scow, a violent Wind suddenly arose at N. W. whereby 
they were driven a considerable Way down the River, and 
ashore on a Mud Bank, where the Scow was half 'filled 
with Water; but as it was impracticable to land at that 
Place, they were obliged to put off again, and in their Ef- 
forts to gain the Land broke two of their Oars, and were 
soon driven ashore upon a small Marsh Island, in the 
Mouth of the Fish-Kill Creek, about half a Mile distant 
from the Ferry-House, where the Scow immediately fill'd, 
and the People and Horses were obliged to get out. The 
Mud was so soft, that the Men sunk in it to near the upper 
Part of the Thigh, and were not able to pull out their Feet, 
without lying down on the Water and Mud, and assisting 
with their Hands; but with great Difficulty they at last 
all got to the highest Part of the Marsh : The poor lame 
man was rendered more helpless, by breaking his \Vooden 
Leg. Three Horses not being able to disengage them- 
selves from the Mud, stuck there and perished. The Peo- 
ple on their small Portion of Marsh, deep cover'd with 
Snow, had not the least Shelter from the freezing Blasts 
of the Wind, nor could they make themselves be heard bv 
the People on Shore, the Wind being against them. Thev 
had no other Resourse than to huddle as close together and 
give themselves as much Motion as possible. It was then 
about 9 o'clock, the Boy soon gave out and sunk down, but 
the Men took him up, shook him, and did all they could to 
exercise and heat him; but at about Eleven he expired. 
At one o'clock, Mr. George, who had till then seem'd to 
bear up as well as any of them, began to faulter, and not- 
withstanding the best Assistance his Fellow-Sufferers 
could give him, he expired at about three o'Clock. the 
Rest lived out the dreadful Night, and at last, almost quite 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 33 

spent and hopeless, at about nine o'Clock in the Morning, 
were disco ver'd, and with proper Help, for they had all 
nearly lost the Use of their Limbs, they were carried to 
Mr. Mersereau's and all possible Care taken of them. Col. 
Kalh, after taking off his Boots immediately put his Feet 
in cold Water, where he held them near half an Hour, dur- 
ing which he took some Refreshment, and then went to 
Bed and slept soundly till the Afternoon : And he was 
the only Person that escaped without Hurt. The Rest 
sat up, round the Fire, and are terribly frost bitten; it is 
fear'd they will all lose their Toes, and that the Feet and 
Legs of some are in Danger; an Ear of one of the Negroes 
seems entirely perish'd. Mr. French, Mr. Kidd, John 
Thomson, Win. Bury, and the two Negroes when this Ac- 
count came away, were at Mr. Mersereau's Ferry-House, 
opposite to the Blazing Star, unable to travel. The two 
dead Bodies were carried to the same Place for interment; 
the Coroner's Liquest having first sat on them. Mr. 
George, (said to be a Man of good Family and Fortune) 
was buried on Sunday last, with proper Solemnity. His 
Effects are in the Hands of the Coroner, till claimed by 
his Friends. Col. Kalh, proceeded on his Journey, and 
arrived here on Monday last. The Horses belonged to 
Mr. Mersereau. 

Many Horses having been stole in Pennsylvania within 
a few Months past, they got Intelligence lately, that sev- 
eral had been sold cheap at Whippany and Acquackonock 
in the Jersies, which were supposed to be stole, whereupon 
a Man from Bucks-County went thither a few Days ago, 
and found and recovered one that had been stolen from 
him, and 'tis supposed others might do the same. 

Nezv-Brimsivick, 28th Jan. lydS. 
The Subscriber intending to remove with his Family 
to Great-Britain, in the Spring, desires that all those who 



34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

are indebted to him, Avill immediately discharge their Ob- 
ligations. And if any Persons have any Demands upon 
him, they are desired to bring them in. He has to dispose 
of (to be delivered when he embarks, probably the Be- 
ginning of May) Two healthy, likely Negro Wenches, 
one about 29 Years of Age, unmarried. The other about 
24 Years old, married, has a very likely Child (a Girl) 
about 4 Years old, and has had no Children since. The 
Wenches have both had the Small-Pox, and can be rec- 
ommended from seven Years Experience, as sober, hon- 
est, good Servants; also, a healthy, likely spry made 
Negro Boy, about 19 Years of Age; also, a very good 
Horse and Chair, and sundry Houshold Furniture. For 
further Particulars inquire of the Subscriber, or Capt. 
William Mercejr, within a few Doors of the Coffee-House, 
in New- York. 

William Donaldson. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1309, February 4, 1768. 

Philadelphia, February 4 
Last Friday Evening the Roof of the Court-House at 
Gloucester, took Fire, by a Spark from the Chimney, 
which greatly damaged the same; but by the timely As- 
sistance of the Inhabitants, the Building was preserved. 

To be Lett, 
A Plantation at Clemmell Creek, in Gloucester coun- 
ty, about 14 miles from Gloucester, containing 300 acres, 
all within good 1)anks, 250 is in good order for grazing or 
mowing, with sundry utensils for farming, and may be 
entered on the 25th of March next. For further particu- 
lars, enquire of Joseph Morgan, at Pensawkin. in W>st 
New-Jersey, or Charles ^^^EST, in Philadelphia, near 
Vine-street. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 35 

Stolen from the ,subscril3er, living in the township of 
Amweh, in the county of Hunterdon, in the night of the 
25th of January last, a bay Gelding, 13 hands and 3 
inches high, with a star on his forehead, has neither brand 
nor ear-mark, and has a feather on each side his jaws, has 
lately had the distemper, and has a scar on the under side 
of his jaws, another on the inside of his thigh, and is low 
in flesh. Whoever takes up the said horse, and secures 
him. so that the owner may have him again, shall have 
the reward of Twenty Shillings, and all reasonable char- 
ges; and for the thief and horse the sum of Three Pounds, 
paid by me 

1136413 ^°'''' ^'''^''- 

A List of Letters rcniaiuing in the Post-OfRcc, 
Pliiladelphia 

A. James Anderson, New-Jersey. 

B. Jonathan Bowen, Esq; Cumberland County, New- 

Jersey. 

C. Hugh Creighton, Joseph Clemens, Haddonfield, N. 

Jersey. George Curtis, Little Egg Harbour. 

H. Robert Hunt, Cole's Town, N. Jersey 

M. George Middleton, N. Jersey; Thomas Miller, Ox- 
ford, West Jersey. 

P. Thomas Perkinson, Evesham, W. Jersey. 

R. Saunders Robinson, Gloucester, W. Jersey. — The 

Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2041, February 4, 1768. 

TO BE SOLD, 
A Very valuable and well situated plantation and tract 
of land, in the township of Alloway's Creek, Salem 
county, and province of West New Jersey; containing 
about 600 acres, with good brick buildings, barn, out- 
houses, orchards, timber, wild-marsh, meadow ground, 
and clear'd land, in proportion; with every other con- 



36 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

veniency, either for producing grain or grazing. For par- 
ticulars inquire of William Hewlings, Esq; at Burling- 
ton, John Hart, in Philadelphia; Joseph Hart, at Port- 
Penn; Edward Test, Esq; at Salem, or Samuel Oakford, 
on the premises. 

N. B. Any reasonable time will be given, for payment 
of the purchase money, giving security if required, and 
paying interest. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 13 13, 
February 4, 1768. 

February 13, 1768. 
Taken up, adrift, about th^ eighth of January last, at 
the Mouth of Cohausey Creek, a Moses built Boat, about 
the Size of a Ship's Yawl. Whoever has lost the same, 
by applying to Benjamin Reeve, living in Greenwich 
Town, Cumberland County, West Nciv-Jcrscy, proving 
their Property, and paying Charges, may have it again. 

Captain Ashmead, who arrived here on Saturday last 
from Barbados, gives us the following intelligence, viz. 

That Capt. Singleton, in the Ship Patient Mary, 

was also arrived at Barbados from hence, but that three 
Days after he left the Capes, he lost fifteen Oxen, off of 
his Deck in a Gale of Wind. 

ARRIVALS at Barbados extracted from the Bar- 
bados Mercury. 
Captain Hibbert, from Salem.— T/;^ Poinsylvaiiia 
Chronicle, No. 57, February 8-15, 1768. 

Philadelphia, February i. W^e hear from Amwell, in 
New-Jersey, that on the 5th of November last, the Hon- 
ourable John Reading, Esq; late President of His Maj- 
esty's Council for that Province, died there, in an ad- 
vanced Age, much lamented for his many great and emi- 
nent Virtues. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 37 

The creditors of Abraham Clark, Ter. late of Elizabeth- 
Town, an insolvent debtor, are desired to meet at the 
House of Broughton Reynolds, in Elizabeth-Town, on 
Monday the second day of May next, at 2 o'Clock, P. M. 
to receive a dividend of what money yet remains in the 
hands of the assignees. 

Recompence Stanbury 
Noah Marsh. 

To be sold by the subscriber, now living on the prem- 
ises, (and if not sold by the first of April, then to be let,) 
a Plantation, containing 335 acres, whereof there is 
about 250 clear'd, and in good fence, with about 25 acres 
of extraordinary good meadow, that yearly produces two 
crops ; as also may be made 70 acres more of rich swamp 
meadow, at a very small expence. The remainder of the 
tract good wood land; There is also 125 acres of wood 
land may be further had, if required. There is on the 
premises a good new farm house, with four rooms on the 
lower floor, and four above, with a good kitchen 24 by 
20 feet, and a leinter to the kitchen for servants, with good 
cellars under the whole building; there is also a good new 
barn, well finished and covered with cedar, 50 by 24 feet, 
with a good plank floor, and stables, compleatly done. 
Also two large fram'd corn cribs, made in the best manner, 
and other useful houses to accommodate the plantation. 
There is also a good young orchard of 260 apple trees of 
the best grafted fruit; the whole fields are well water'd 
and never dry; the land affords good pasture of clover, 
and spear grass. There is also on the said premises, a 
good grist-mill, with two pair of the best Esopus stones 
that could be had, and remarkable at New-York and Phil- 
adelphia, for making the best of flour. The houses is 
large, and well built with good stone and lime; the bolt- 
ing boxes, and lift jack for hoisting the meal, are all 



38 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

drove by water, and the whole running geers of the mih 
are done in the 1)est manner. The mihs are weh contrived 
for holding- wheat, and stands on Asanpunk, a stream 
never failing. The whole of the above premises being 
about one mile and an half from Trenton, 30 from Phila- 
delphia, and 30 from Brunswick, and from thence by water 
to New-York. The said mills lie in a fine wheat country, 
and may be supplied with any quantity that can be re- 
quired. The purchaser paying one fourth of the purchase 
money, in three months, may have ten years to pay the re- 
mainder, with interest. For further particulars, enquire 
of the subscriber. 

Samuel Henry. ^ 

The Creditors of Barnaby Shute, of Elizabeth-Town, 
New -Jersey, are desired to meet at the Sign of the Alar- 
quis of Granby, in Elizabeth-Town aforesaid, on Friday 
the eleventh Day of March next, by ten o'Clock of the 
Forenoon of the same day, as the Subscribers are author- 
ized then and there to deliver up, and assign over to the 
said Creditors, divers Bonds, Notes, and other Debts, due 
to the said Barnaby, provided the said Creditors will dis- 
charge the said Barnaby from their present Demands 
against him; otherwise, the Subscribers must then and 
there return to the said Barnaby, their several Bonds. 
Notes, and other Debts, agreeable to the Trust reposed in 
them by the said Barnaby." 

William Harriman. 

Joseph Woodruff. Jun. 

1 Samuel Henry was iirobably a native of Ireland. He was the owner 
of large traot.s of land in 'Prenton and elsewhere, including "the old 
iron works'' in that place. He was one of the subscribers toward the 
salary of the Rev. Klihu Spencer, of the Presbvterian church in Tren- 
ton and vicinity, Init was probably an Episcopalian, as In his will he 
left a continsont legacy to the English Church of Trenton, and was 
buried in the yard of that churcli. He died May 10. 17S4. aged 67 vears. 
— IhiWx Hist. I'rcx. Church in Tnnlon. 257. Henry's iron foundrv and 
steel works were on the Assunpink creek, where it is crossed bv" State 
aXreei.— Trenton One IlnnilrnI Yiars Aao. bv William S. Strvker. 4. 

2 Barnaby Shute ke)>t tavern in Elizalx'thtown for manv vears. He 
filed there March 25, 17:i7. in hi.s 70th vear. 



OF 

Plantation 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 39 

To Be Sold, 

A Good Plantation, in the county 

„ ^ of Morris, township of Hanover, con- 

Cut 1 . . 

sisting- of 160 acres of good land, 

whereon is a good dwelhng house, and 
kitchen, with five fire places, a good 
store house and cellar under the same, 
a large new barn, with a fine young 
orchard, with other good fruit trees. 
The plantation is well watered and timbered; wherein is 
thirty acres of good mowing ground fit for the scythe, 
consisting of English and timothy grass. Sixty acres of 
said plantation in good fence; there is still a large quan- 
tity of low land to be cleared, which will make good mow- 
ing ground. The Plantation is most pleasantly situated 
on the country road, 7 miles (east) from Morris-Town 
court house, 3 miles (south west) from William Kelly's 
farm. 2 miles (south) from Mr. Ogden's refinery, one 
mile from Pissipenny meeting house, adjoining to the 
farm of Revd. John Darby. Any person having a mind 
to purchase said plantation, may know the conditions, by 
applying to Willian Kelly, at New-York; or to Daniel 
Peirson, Esq; at Newark; or to the subscriber, on the 
premises. An indisputable title will be given, and time 
of payment allowed for one half of the purchase money, 
if desired. 

Lemuel Bower. 
— The Nezv York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No. 
849, February 8, 1768. 

To be Sold by the Subscriber, 

A Handsome well finished brick house, two stories high, 
four rooms below stairs, and four chambers above stairs, 
besides garrets; the rooms above and below stairs are 



40 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

genteelly papered, a large dry cellar under the whole 
house, properly divided; a convenient kitchen adjoining, 
with chambers above for servants, situate in King-street 
in Trenton; the lot contains about 3 quarters of an acre, 
and extends through to Queen-street, on which are placed 
the stables. Also several five acre lots of meadow, orch- 
ard and pasture lands, each good of their kind, near and 
convenient to the town; as also a good house, and new 
large framed barn, with 17 acres of excellent land, 8 acres 
of which is garden, meadow and orchard of best grafted 
fruit; the remaining 9 acres good woodland. Its situa- 
tion renders it convenient for a shop-keeper, tradesman, 
&c. The purchaser may have any of the above, on very 
moderate terms, and reasonable credit given, with inter- 
est. 

William Pidgeon.^ 

Six Pounds Reward 

Salem, February i, 1768. 
Run away, last night, from the Subscriber, living in 
Elsenborough, Salem county, West New-Jersey, the fol- 
lowing servants. Walter Lindv, an Englishman, born 
in Wiltshire, about 24 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 9 
inches high, a thick, well set fellow, fresh coloured, mark- 
ed with the small-pox, strait black hair, speaks somewhat 
on the West country dialect, and is a still, sly fellow; had 
on, and took with him, a new light-coloured homespun 
cloth jacket, with metal buttons, lined with white half- 
worn blanketing, a short blue sailor's jacket, with the 

1 William Pidgecn lived in King (now Waiien) street, near the pres- 
ent State street, and was a man of some substance. He advertised 
land foi- sale at Tienton in 1758 and 17(U), as acting executor of Daniel 
Coxe, and also adverti.sed land from 1751 to ]761. Gov. Franklin ap- 
pointed him. March 31. 1774. a ju.'^tice of the peace in the counties of 
Burlington and Monmouth. In 175G he was one of the managers of 
the Trenton lottery for nnishing and completing the church in that 
place. He died at Stafford. Monmouth county. Januaiy 5. 1780. from 
burns in getting out of his house when it was on fire. He left £50 to 
the Methodist Socict\- of Trenton, for the repair of their meeting house, 
and £.3.000 to bis cxitutors. to be used for charitable purposes. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4 1 

sleeves taken out, blue half-thick trowsers. linen ditto, 
good shoes, with strings, new footed stockings, two old 
great coats, with metal buttons, and an old check shirt; 
he came in with Captain John Simons, from Waterford, 
last fall. Mary Brian, an Irish girl, born in Dublin, 
middle sized, fair complexion, dark brown hair, pretty 
full mouth, very talkative and apt to get drunk, and very 
impudent when in drink, is about i8 or 19 years of age, 
and has been in the country some years ; had on, and took 
with her. a blue and white striped short gown, striped 
camblet skirt, old blue quilt good linsey petticoat, check 
apron, straw hat, half-worn shoes, good calf skin pumps, 
and brass buckles. They have sundry other things, not 
known, and it is likely may offer something for sale, to 
get money to travel with. Whoever takes up said ser- 
vants, and secures them in any of his Majesty's goals, so 
as their master may have them again, shall have the above 
reward for both; or Five Pounds for the man alone, and 
Twenty Shillings for the girl, paid by 

John Firth. 

N. B. It is likely they may change their names, and 
pass for man and wife, or part, and forge a pass, as the 
fellow can v/rite; all masters of vessels, and others, are 
forbid to harbour or carry them off at their peril. 

Philadelphia, February i, 1768. 
Whereas Jacob Decamp, servant to John Beale 
Boardley Esq; of Baltimore town, Maryland; George 
Jack Thomas Wilkinson, alias South, ser- 
vant to Cornelius Robbins, of Amwell, New-Jersey; 
. . . . being confined in the public goal of this county, 
as runaway servants, public notice is hereby given to the 
masters of the said servants, that I intend to apply to the 
court of quarter sessions, to be held in the city of Phila- 
delphia, for the county of Philadelphia, on INIonday, the 



42 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

/th day of March next, for an order to sell the said ser- 
vants for their fees, unless their masters redeem them 
before that time. 

Jehu Jones, goaler. 

Gloucester county, New -Jersey Feb. 13, 1768. 
Ten Pounds Reward, 
Broke out of the goal of the county of Gloucester, this 
morning, the following prisoners, viz. Hugh Wilson, 
born in Ireland, about 30 years of age, a tanner by trade, 

5 feet 3 or 4 inches high, well set, has black hair, a pleas- 
ant countenance, marked with the small-pox, has lived 
lately in Chester and New-Castle counties;^ had on, a 
good blue surtout, a light coloured broadcloth jacket, and 
swanskin waistcoat with black spots, a pair of good leather 
breeches, and a good hat. It is thought lie has a large 
quantity of money with him, chiefly gold. And D.wtd 
Cochran, born in Ireland, about 25 years of age. 5 feet 

6 inches high, has a freckled face, and red short hair, a 
fuller by trade, and has lived in Allentown and Haddon- 
field; had on, a light coloured homespun cloth coat, a 
striped jacket, cloth breeches, a pair of half-boots, and an 
old hat; also took a pair of shoes with him ; it is supposed 
he is gone towards Lancaster. They are both much in- 
clined to strong liquor, and apt to be intoxicated. Who- 
ever takes up the above prisoners, and secures them in any 
goal in New-Jersey, Pennsyhania. ur the lower counties 
on Delaware, and gives notice to the subscriber, so that 
he may have them again, shall receive for Hugh Wilson, 
Six Pounds reward, and for David Cochran, Four Pounds, 
and reasonable charges, from 

Samuel Blackwood. Sheriff. 
— The Poiiisyhania Ga::ctfc\ No. 2042, February 1 1, 
1768. 

1 See page 11. ante. 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 43 

To the PUBLIC. 

Whereas an advertisement has been inserted in the 
Chronicle, No. 50, and subscribed by JoJm Hatton; in 
which the said Hatton, conscious of the badness of his own 
cause, has endeavoured to impose upon strangers, [for 
none else can he deceive] by supporting his assertions with 
the grossest falsehoods and calumny — I therefore think 
it necessary to submit to the judgment of the Public, the 
particulars of the dispute subsisting between us, in vindi- 
cation of my character [for I Jiaz'c a character to lose], 
which has been attacked by said Hatton, with all that vir- 
ulence and disregard to truth, for which he is so univer- 
sally distinguished. 

I have thought it most prudent to proceed, in this affair, 
in a manner the most public and legal, and before magis- 
trates have evidences examined, whose testimony would 
invalidate his assertions, and expose him to that censure 

so total a deviation from the truth justly deserves. 1 

went to his house, on the 9th instant, with Edzvard Test, 
Esq; to notify to him my intention, and recjuire his at- 
tendance, that he might have an opportunity of confuting 
any untruth, if advanced, in the course of examination, 
and to convince him that my design was to proceed in a 
fair open way; and then T named the 15th instant for the 

day His wife told me he was not at home, and was 

certain he zvould not attend He did not, but went to 

Philadelphia, on the morning of the appointed day 

The reason will appear very evident from the purport of 
the following depositions, by which it will be proved that 
the said Hatton has most industriously avoided relating 
the truth, lest it might appear an inconsistency with the 
character he has acquired. 

By the first deposition it will appear, said Hatton as- 
serted that the boy was not subject to fits; an asser- 



44 NEW JERSEY COLOXIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

tioii he was conscious to be false, at the time he made it, 
being a fact known in his own family, and confessed by 

the boy, when questioned about it That said Hatton 

consented to take him back again; received the bill of 
sale from me and promised to surrender up the bond, upon 
the return of the boy, without any of those conditional 
compensations he mentions so equitably to have made, in 
his advertisement : And I apprehend his chief reason for 
omitting the receipt of the bill of sale was, that his argu- 
ments would appear absurd, and that it was a fact he did 

not care to reveal to the Public .... 

1 have been represented, by said Hatton, as a con- 



tentious man, a character my neighbours will acquit me 
of; but if a perpetual state of litigious cavilling, or the 
universal voice of a people can give a just title to that 
character, I am sure no man can, with equal demerit, claim 
it as John Hatton, Esquire, Collector of his Majesty's 
Customs, in the port of Salem. 

Salem, Jan. 19, Jacob Scroggin. 

1768. 
Salem, ss. Jacob Hollinshead, of the town of Salem, 
watchmaker, of full age, personally appeared 
before us the subscribers, three of his Majesty's justices 
of the peace, for the county of Salem, who being one of 
the people called Quakers, on his solemn affirmation, 
which he took according to law, did declare and affirm 

[signed] Jacob Hollinshead. 
Affirmed before us the 15th 
of January, 1768. 
A. Sinnickson, 
Rob. Johnson, 
John Nicholson. 
Salem, ss. Ti-iomas Anderson, of Allowav's Creek, in 
the county aforesaid, personally appeared be- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. ^5 

fore us the subscribers, three of his Majesty's justices of 
the peace, for the county aforesaid, who being duly sworn 
on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, doth declare, 
that on or about six day's after Mr. Jacob Scroggin had 
purchased a Negro boy of John Hatton, Esq; and brought 
him home, he, this deponent, at that time lived with the 
said Scroggin, and that he was in the house when the said 
Negro boy had one fit or more. 

his 
Thomas x /\nderson. 
Mark. 
Sworn before us the 15th 
of January, 1768. 

A. SlNNICKSON^ 

RoBT. Johnson, 
John Nicholson. 

Salem, ss. Joseph Thompson, of the town of Salem, 
tanner, (of full age) personally appeared be- 
fore us the subscribers, three of his Majesty's justices of 
the peace, for the county of Salem aforesaid, who. being 
one of the people called Quakers, on his solemn affirma- 
tion, which he took according to law, did declare,^ . . . 

[signed] Joseph Thompson. 
and justices as above. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 58, February 15- 
22, 1768. 

To Be Sold 
By the subscriber, now living on the premises. 
A Plantation, containing about 200 acres of land, (or 
more if required) there is about 100 cleared, the rest 
woodland, it is accommodated with a genteel brick dwell- 
ing-house, 40 by 48 feet, two story high, four rooms on 

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46 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

a floor, with a large handsome stair case and entry, with 
cellars under the whole building, and a court-yard on each 
front of the house, one fronting down the river Delaware 
to the ferry, thro' a large handsome avenue of English 
cherry-trees, the other fronting up the river to Trenton, 
with a large brick kitchen, 30 by 20 feet, two story high, 
with a well in it, and four handsome apartments above for 
servants; also a good barn 40 by 38 feet, with a plank 
floor, and stables for ten horses; also a good stone smoak- 
house, chaise-house, poultry house, and all other useful 
buildings to accommodate the same, with a fine piece of 
meadow that yearly produces from 20 to 25 loads of good 
clover and timothy hay, with an orchard of about 350 
bearing apple-trees of good fruit; there is also a fine col- 
lection of other fruits, viz. peaches, damesens, cherries, 
quinces, English walnuts, grapes, raspberries, &c. and a 
handsome large garden well boarded in. The above prem- 
ises lying in the county of Burlington, West-New-Jersey, 
and pleasantly situated on the river Delaware, at the head 
of the navigation, and opposite the falls thereof, between 
Trenton and the ferry; there is a great variety of fish that 
may be caught in the river by trolling and angleing^, and 
plenty of duck and other water fowl in the fall and winter 
season. The whole premises are in good fence and repair. 
Also one handsome brick house, lately the property of Rob- 
ert Rutherford,^ and allowed the best stand for a tavern 
or a Gentleman in any part of Trenton ; the house is two 
stories high, four rooms on a floor, and a cellar under the 
whole house, with a large kitchen, wash house, and a well 
of good water, four handsome rooms above, two large 
stables that will hold from 20 to 25 horses, a good coach- 
house, a handsome large lot and garden, well fenced in by 
a brick wall at the front, and large folding gates to enter 



1 Kor a skftfh of Koliort Rvitlicrford. see N. J. Archives, XX.. 16S. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 47 

the yard; the stair-way, and three of the rooms of the 
house are handsomely papered, the whole in good order. 
Also one other house in Trenton, two stories high, three 
rooms on a floor, and a good cellar, with a large garden 
of near half an acre of ground, well fenced in, and front- 
ing King's-street, and at the rear of the lot in Queen- 
street. Also one other handsome house near Trenton mills 
in Kingsbury, in the township of Nottingham, and county 
of Burlington, one story and an half high, four rooms on 
the lower floor, and two on the upper floor with two other 
rooms for servants, and a cellar under the whole house a 
good well, a large garden well boarded in, a barn, stable, 
chaise house, poultry-house, all in good repair, and painted 
in the best manner. Any person inclining to purchase the 
whole, or any one part of the premises, by paying the one 
third part of the purchase money down may have any rea- 
sonable time for the payment of the remainder, with in- 
terest. For further particulars, enquire of the subscriber. 
May II, 1767. Robert Lettice Hooper. 

N. B. The Gentleman that purchases the plantation, 
may be supplied with three negro men and a wench, that 
understands all manner of farming, and was born and 
bred in the family, cattle, horses, a four-wheel chaise, fur- 
niture, farming utensils, twenty acres of wheat, six acres 
of rye, and may enter on any part of the premises in three 
weeks after agreement. — Supplement to the New York 
Gazette or Weekly Mereury, No. 849, February 8, 1768. 

To Be Let. 
And entered on the first of April or May next, the house 
and lot wherein the widow Sarah Thomas now lives, in 
Elizabeth-Town, containing al)out three quarters of an 
acre of land. The house is in good repair, has seven rooms 
on a floor, and two good cellars under the same, and a 



48 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

good kitchen, stable, and other out-houses, and a fine 
garden; the whole pleasantly situated on the post road 
from New- York to Philadelphia, in the center of the town, 
and within six rods of a good grist-mill, and about eight 
rods of the court-house; and is a good stand for a store 
or publick house, as it hath been occupied for one or both 
for upwards of thirty years past. Any person inclining 
to rent the same for one year, or a term of years, may 
know the conditions by applying to Edward Thomas, liv- 
ing near the premises. 

N. B. Said Thomas has two young negro wenches for 
sale, the one with or without two children; the other 
about fourteen years of age. — The Nezv York Gazette and 
Weekly Mercury, No. 850, February 15, 1768. 

New Biasing-Star, 4th February, 176S. 

To the Impartial Public. 

Whereas it has been maliciously reported, that John 
Thomson, Stage- Waggoner, was the sole Cause of the un- 
happy Misfortune which happened on the 28th last, we 
who were at that Time in the Boat, and had come with Mr. 
Thomson from Princeton, cannot refrain from clearing 
an innocent, suffering Man, from that false Imputation 
under which he at present labours : We do candidly own, 
that he proffered staying at Woodbridge, but we not will- 
ingly consenting to that Proposal, set off; when we came 
to the Ferry, the Night appeared very agreeable, and we 
all with one Consent got into the Boat, when about the 
Middle of the River, a Storm came on, which drove us 
on a desert Island, where we staid till next Morning, when 
Mr. Mersereau came to our Assistance. 

John Kidd, 
Robert French. 



1768] 



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49 



To be sold, at public Sale, at Vendue, the 20th Day of 
April 1768, or at private Sale any Time before. 

A Convenient House and Lot of 
Ground, situate, lying and being in 
Newark, and very convenient for a 
Gentleman or Tradesman : For fur- 
ther Particulars inquire of Mr. Will- 
iam Camp, in Newark, or of Henry 
Sickels, in New-York, who will give 
an indisputable Title for the same. 



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To be sold, at private Sale, 
By the subscriber, on the Premises, at Hackinsack, 

A Small convenient Farm or Lot, 
lying on a very public Road from the 
back Country,. Ringwood and Sterling 
Iron Works, &c. and on Hackinsack 
River, being the first Landing conve- 
nient to that Road, and very suitable 
for a Merchant or Trader. It adjoins 
to the River, and is dock'd off 300 
Feet, and has upon it the following Improvements, Build- 
ings and Conveniences, viz. 

A very good Orchard and Garrlen. a good Dwelling- 
House, with a large Passage and two Rooms on a Floor, 
five of the Rooms with Fire-Places, and all completely fin- 
ished, the Chimney Pieces tiled, &c. A good Kitchen, 28 
Feet by 18, adjoining to one End of the back Part, a Stone 
Smoke-House, a small Store-House, near the Dwelling- 
House, with a Chimney; a fine Cider Barn, an excellent 
Spring with a Pump, near the Kitchen, and a large Store- 
House, three Stories high, on the Dock. The Dwelling- 
House is very pleasantly situated, fronting on the River on 
one Side, and on the other having a View of three large 



50 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^768 

Roads to the Distance of near a Mile on each. Any Per- 
son inclining to purchase, may apply at the Place to 

Samuel Benson Leydekker. 
— Tlie New York Journal or General Advertiser, 
No. 131 1. February i8, 1768. 

To be Lett, for two Years, from the Twenty-iifth of 
March next, 

A Quantity of good drained Meadow, at Clommeli 
Creek, in Gloucester County, about seven Miles from \\'ill- 
iam Cooper's Ferry, fit for mowing or feeding of Cattle, 
being mostly in a good Sward of Grass; together with 
some Upland adjacent, suitable for Plowing, or raising 
Corn, and foddering Cattle thereon, in the Winter Season. 
The Meadows are in good Banks, containing about 300 
Acres, with Timber for Rails and Firewood. Likewise 
an Overseer, who has lived on the Place for some Years 
past with his Family, and for his Conduct can be well rec- 
ommended. An Agreement is made with him for one 
Year certain. For Terms, apply to Joseph Morgan, at 
Pensawkin, in West New-Jersey; or to Charles West, 
near Vine-street, Philadelphia. 

Will be exposed for Sale, by public Vendue, on Third 
Day, the 22d of March next ensuing, at Clommeli Mead- 
ows, in Gloucester County, about 17 Miles below William 
Cooper's Ferry, for ready Money, 109 steers, in good Or- 
der; and 122 Ewes and Lambs with them; a Quantity of 
Hay; sundry Houshold Goods; several Horses; a Wag- 
gon; Carts, and other LTtensils, suitable for Farming; 
where Attendance will be given, at the Day of Sale, by 
the Subscriber. 

All Persons who are indebted to the Estate of Isaac 
Cooper, late of Newton, in the County of Gloucester. 
West New-Jersev, deceased, either by Bond, Note or Bdok 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5^ 

Debt, are desired to come and discharge the same : And 
those who have any Demands against the said Estate, to 
bring in their Accounts, that they may be properly ad- 
justed by 

Samuel Noble, Executor. 

— The Penusyk'ania Gazette, No. 2043, February 18, 
1768. 

On the same day [26th of last month] arrived the brig 
Phoenix, Capt. Watt, in 42 days' from Kingston, Jam- 
aica: .... And on the 8th inst. about noon, 15 or 16 
leagues to the southward of our Capes, he fell in with the 
brig John and Richard, Capt. Collins, out 16 weeks from 
Liverpool, bound for this port, with whom he kept com- 
pany till evening, when they saw the Cape, but it coming 
on very thick Capt. Watt stood off, but Capt. Collins after 
making two attempts to do the same, not being able to 
put his vessel about, stood in for the land, after which 
Captain Watt saw no more of him. 

Several vessels arrived here last week, saw a brig ashore 
about twenty miles to the southward of our Capes, which 
is supposed to be the brig John and Richard, Capt. Collins, 
from Liverpool for this port, who was spoke with on the 
coast as above. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 13 15, 
February 18, 1768. 

Nezv-York, February 20. By a Man from Shrewsbury, 
we are informed, that last Week, a Man of that Place, was 
killed and torn to Pieces by a Panther; that about an 
Hour after, two Men, knowing nothing of the Matter, 
went with their Guns into the same Wood, when the Beast 
leaped from the Branch of a Tree where he sat unseen, 
upon the Back of one of the Men, where the other Man 
imm.ediately shot and killed him. 



52 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

They afterwards found the mangled Body of the dead 
Man, near the Place. 

The same Week two Men of that Place, Mr. Cook and 
his Son, who had gone from home with their Guns, and 
had been missing five Days, were found drown'd, near the 
Shore, in "Water not more than Knee deep. Each of them 
had a Bruise on the Forehead, over one of the Eyes, but 
whether by Accident or Design, or for what Reason they 
went into the Water (having no Vessel with them) was 
not known. 

The same Week, a Barn in that Place, by a Person's 
going into it with a Candle, was accidentally set on Fire 
and entirely consumed, with all it contained, being full of 
Wheat and Flax. A like Accident happened there a few 
Weeks ago, when a Barn, with 500 Bushels of Corn was 
burnt. 

From Middletown, in the Jersies, we hear, that the same 
Week, a Man hearing another had said something to his 
Disadvantage, went to his House seemingly with a Design 
to Quarrel, and after using some abusive Expressions, 
told the Man's Wife she was a dauin'd Lyar, on which the 
Husband being provoked, snatched down a Gun and struck 
him with it on the Head; he immediately went away, 
swearing Revenge. Another Man who happened to be 
there went with him, as they went he complained of his 
Head, and concluded to go to a Neighbour's House hard 
by, where he also complained of his Head, applied some- 
thing to it, and lay down, but soon after grew delirious 
and died. The ]\Ian who gave him the Stroke surrendered 
himself, and is in Gaol, his Family much distressed. The 
Coroner's Inquest brought in their Verdict, Accidental 
DeatJi. — S'lipplcnicnt to tJic Nczv York Journal or Genera! 
Advertiser, No. 131 1, February 20, 1768. 



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To be sold at publick vendue, on the premises, on the 12th 
day of April next. 
The equal one half of the house and lot of ground, (or 
the whole) formerly belonging to Hezekiah Johnson, de- 
ceased, situate about two miles from Newark, on the main 
road that leads to Elizabeth-Town. The lot contains nine 
acres of land, a house two stories high, with 4 rooms oii 
a floor, a good orchard, and is a good situation for a tav- 
ern or store, there being a publick landing at the rear of 
said lot. The conditions will be made known on the day 
of sale, and an indisputable title given, by 

A'losES Scott. 
— The Nczv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
851, February 22, 1768. 

Springfield, February 25, 1768. 
Run away from the Subscriber, living in Springfield 
Township, Burlington County, and province of West 
New-Jersey, on the 24th of this inst. an English servant 
man, named Joseph Mayall; he is about 22 years of 
age, of a fair complexion; has light straight hair, and 
white eyes : Had on, and took with him, a wool hat, one 
snuff-coloured coat, and a black broadcloth waistcoat, an 
old jacket with new sleeves, one striped flannel shirt, and 
two white ditto; a pair of good leather breaches, two pair 
of woollen stockings, and two pair of shoes ; he also took 

with him a white niare, about thirteen hands high. 

Whoever takes up and secures him and the mare, shall 
have FOUR pounds reward, and for the mare only, 
twenty shillings, and reasonable charges, paid by me 

Job Stockton. 

Burlington, Feb. 23. 1768. 
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54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

at the house of the Subscriber, in the city of BurHngton, 
by a person unknown, a black trunk, with sundry things 
in it, as is supposed, being very heavy. And also, some 
time last summer, was left at the said house a man's light 
coloured cloth cloak. The persons, who left the above 
things, by applying to me, proving their property, and 
paying cost, may have them again. 

Joseph Haight. 

To BE SOLD 

A Bank House and Lot of Ground, about fourteen Feet 
Front, and thirty Feet eight Inches deep, from Front- 
Street to Water-street, situate between Chestnut and Wal- 
nut Streets, in the City of Philadelphia, now in the Ten- 
ure of Benjamin Condy To know the Terms of Sale, 

apply to the Subscriber, living in Greenwich, in Cumber- 
land County, West New-Jersey, or to Isaac Stretch, in 
Philadelphia. 

Feb. 25, 1768. Benjamin Reeve. 

To BE SOLD, at public sale, by the subscriber, to the high- 
est bidder, on Monday the twenty-first day of March 
next, at 12 o'clock, 

A very valuable farm, situate on the river Delaware, in 
the county of Hunterdon, and province of New-Jersey, 
containing three hundred and forty acres of land, one hun- 
dred and seventy of which are cleared and in good fence, 
the remaining part well timbered, the whole tract is excel • 
lent good land for wheat, Indian corn, and grass. There 
are on said farm, a good stone house and kitchen, a good 
barn and waggon house, also, a very fine young orchard ; 
it is situate about thirty miles from Philadelphia, eighteen 
from Trenton, three from Correll's Ferry, and about two 
or three miles from several sfrist mills. The conditions 



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will be made known on the day of sale, and attendance 
given by John Imlay. 

Bordentoivn, Feb. 24, 1768. 

To he soLD^ by Public Vendue, on the premises, on the 
2 1st day of March next, 

A lot of land, containing about thirty acres, in West- 
New-Jersey, in Burlington county, and zvithin about half 
a mile of Bordentown, and formerly knozvn by the name 
of Black Creek Forge. There are on the premises two 
dwelling houses, several out-houses, a hearing orchard, 
and a good saw-mill, ivith tzvo sazvs, on a good stream of 
zvater, zvhere logs are rafted to the mill tail, and the stuff 
trajisported from thence to Philadelphia, either by boats 
or rafts. It is in a good part of the country for a fulling 
or grist mill, and has zvater sufUcient for both. It is, also, 
in a plentiful part of the country for wheat. Two thirds 
belonging to the estate of Joseph Curtis, deceased, and the 
other third to Aaron Watson. The zvhole zvill be exposed 
to sale, together zvith a team of horses, and carriages suit- 
ahk to carry on the sazv mill, by Marmaduke Watson, 
Anne Curtis, and Aaron Watson, Executors. 

N. B. An indisputable title will be given. 

Feb. 22, 1768. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 59, February 22- 
29, 1768. 

TO THE PUBLIC. 

As I find myself Chronicled, after a very slanderous 
manner, in Mr. Goddard's Paper, No. 57^ by Arthur Don- 
aldson, (formerly of Southzvark, now tending a Ferry at 
Point Pleasant, West New Jersey) who says, he "takes 
that method to justify himself against an unjust account 
contained in my books, that I for several years past, have 



56 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

refused to comply with justice for the settlement of the 
same, though frequently pressed thereto;" I am under a 
necessity of clearing my character from such aspersions, 
and doubt not that the base insinuations couched under 
them, will evidently appear to the world, to proceed from 

malice and ill nature 

[signed] William Drewry. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1316, February 25, 
1768. 

Whereas Richard Brown, and others of the inhabi- 
tants of the county of Monmouth, did send in a petition to 
the House of Assembly, at a sessions held in Burlington, 
June 1767, respecting the duty of maintaining a bridge 
over Crosswick Creek, in the county aforesaid. Ordered 
by the said house, that Richard Brown have leave to bring- 
in a bill for his relief in the premises, at the next session, 
if no reasonable objection appear against the same, of 
which I do hereby give public notice, by order of the said 
house 

Richard Brown. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2044, February 25, 
1768. 

To Be Sold, 

A Farm, situate in the Township 
^ -1 of Bedminster, county of Somerset, 

and province of New-Jersey, lately the 
property of Jeremiah Bright, contain- 
ing 210 acres, 70 or 80 acres of which 
is cleared fit for tillage, 20 or 30 acres 
of improved meadow, and as many 
more may be made; the remainder of the land is well tim- 
bered; on the farm is a good stone house two stories; a 



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barn, and other out-houses, a bearing orchard of about 150 
apple-trees, the whole in good fence, and a fine lively 
stream running through the same. Inquire of Doctor 
Lewis Johnston, John Barberie, Stephen Skinner, or John 
Johnston, at Perth-Amboy, who will give easy payments, 
and an indisputable title for the same, good bonds will be 
taken in payment. 

Perth-Amboy, Feb. 18, 1768. 

Perth-Amboy, Feb. 10, 1768. 
To be sold, at public Vendue, on Thursday, 
the 31st Day of March, 

The plantation of John Gordon, 
situate in Cranbury, in Middlesex 
county, east New-Jersey, containing 
about 200 acres, whereon is a house, 
barn, orchard, and other improve- 
ments, conveniently situated to mills 
and places of w^orship, and about five 
miles from Spotswood. The vendue to be held on the 
premises; one third of the purchase money being paid 
down, good security will be taken for the remainder, pay- 
ing interest. For further particulars apply to John Bar- 
berie, at Perth-Amboy, who has power to sell. 

N. B. He has also a negro girl of 14 years of age to 
sell, fit for the country. 

Notice is hereby given, that the stated Meetings of the 
General Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New-Jer- 
sey, are held at Perth-Amboy, on the 2d Tuesday in April 
and 2d Tuesday in September. 

James Parker.^ 

Perth-Amboy, Feb. 22, 1768. 

1 For a sketch of James Parker, see N. J. Archives, Second Series. 
I., 454. 



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58 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

By virtue of sundry executions to us the subscribers 
directed, against the goods and chattels, lands and tene- 
ments of William Van Kirk, and pursuant thereto, we 
have seized a certain tract of land and tenement, belong- 
ing to the said William Van Kirk, situated in Freehold, 
containing about three hundred acres of good wheat-land, 
well water'd and timber'd, about twenty acres of meadow ; 
great part well improv'd, a bearing orchard,, consisting of 
about five hundred trees of the best fruit; a good house 
and barn, and waggon-house, and other out-houses; and 
is nigh by a grist-mill, and about five miles from the court- 
house. Now this is to give notice, that the aforesaid lands 
and tenements, so taken, will be exposed to sale, by way of 
public vendue, on Saturday the ninth day of April, on the 
premises, between the hours of twelve and five in the after- 
noon of the same day, by 

John Taylor, late Sherift'. 

Thomas Leonard, Sherift. 
February 5, 1768. 

To Be Sold, 

A Farm, containing about 220 acres, situate at Match- 
aponix, in the county of Middlesex and province of New- 
Jersey, eleven miles from Amboy and New-Brunswick, 
and four from South- River landing, in the neighbourhood 
of two iron-works, and two grist-mills, where is a good 
market for all kind of produce, has the valuable advantage 
of a large out-let for cattle and swine. There is on the 
farm, a small house, Dutch barn. Blacksmith's shop, and 
a young bearing orchard; about 30 acres cleared land, the 
remainder good land, well timbered, 30 or 40 acres of gO(xl 
swamp meadow may be made with little expence. The 
farm is well watered, will suit a farmer or tradesman, be- 
ing in a neighbourhood of wealthy farmers. Inquire of 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 59 

John Johnston, at Amboy, or Thomas Newton, on the 
premises. 

Matchaponix, Feb. 20, 1768. 

— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1 3 12, February 25. 1768. 

To BE LET, 

[And may be entered upon immediately] 
A FARM or PLANTATION, in the township of Newtown, 
county of Sussex, and eastern division of the province of 
New-Jersey; containing three hundred and twenty acres, 
one hundred acres thereof meadow, the residue arable 
land and woods, of the latter, about eighty or ninety acres : 
The tract is bounded upon, and in some places includes, 
part of three ponds, one of which is nearly three miles 
long, and is the head of Pequess, which empties into Del- 
aware; great plenty of fish may be caught at any season 

of the year between one of the ponds and the house, 

is a young bearing orchard, of near two hundred apple 
trees, producing sufficient fruit for the use of the farm; 
on that pond is a small boat, neatly painted, and furnished 
with oars, &c. wild fowl and venison abound in their sea- 
son, and it is to be remarked, that neither of those waters 
are stagnated, but flow transparently from sandy shores 
(through channels cut for that purpose) into the river 

Pequess aforesaid There are on the premises a small, 

but comfortable, log house, barn, barrack, paled garden, 
and a spring at the door ; the upland and meadows in tol- 
erable good fence, and some very excellent meadow may 

yet be made. This plantation lies on the main road to 

Goshen, distant about two miles from Andover Furnace, 
and three from the court-house, commands an out-let, or 
range of several thousand acres, of which (from particu- 
lar circumstances) it never can be deprived; its contiguity 



6o NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

to the two last-mentioned places, is exceedingly advan- 
tageous, as every thing that can be raised upon it, has an 
immediate sale, for the supply of one or other of them. 

There is a crop in the ground, which should be early 

attended to; the tenant may be supplied with about thirty 
head of cattle, ten of them cows, (mostly with calf) about 
twenty sheep; from two to six horses; and two negro 
men, that understand farming : For any other particulars 
or information, apply in New-Brunswick, in New-Jersey, 
to the owner, 

Cornelius Low, jun. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 60, February 29- 
March 7, 1767. 

To be Let, at Nczvark, in the Jersies, 
A House, neatly finished, with a Barn and Orchard, 
(or only the House and Garden) on the first of April 
next, by Stephen Baldwin, and Thomas Brown. 

To be Sold, or Let, by the subscriber, 
A New well situated house, in Elizabeth-Town-Raway, 
with four rooms on the lower floor, and two fire-places, 
and one above stairs; is neatly finished, has a dry cellar 
under it, and a well of good water near the door; also a 
new barn, chair-house, garden, and a young orchard of 
apple and pear trees, grafted with the choicest fruits in 
those parts; a peach orchard, and sundry other sorts of 
fruit trees, such as cherries, quinces, and plumbs. It 
stands between the two branches of Raway-River, and 
bounded on the main branch, near the post road; and is 
within a mile and a half of two publick landings, and 
about the same distance from a presbyterian and quaker 
meeting house, and two grist-mills. The land is exceed- 
ing good, part for tilling and part for mowing; and is 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. ' 6 1 

a good situation for a merchant, tradesman, or tavern 
keeper. It will be sold or let, with any quantity of land 
not exceeding 20 acres, and a reasonable time allowed for 
the payment, as ready money is not wanted ; and if any 
person inclines to purchase or hire a larger, or one not 
so large as the above mentioned, they may be suited by 
the subscriber, in as short a time as the work can be done, 
as the materials is now ready to be put together, and 
building is his trade. The above premises may be taken 
into possession six weeks after agreement is made; and 
a good title may be had, by applying to the subscriber, on 
the premises. 

Jonathan Higgens. 

To Be Let, 
The house and lot wherein George Ross, Esq; lives, 
in Elizabeth-Town, an extreme pleasant situation. Also 
the house and lot wherein William Grey, lives, adjoin- 
ing the first mentioned lot. For further particulars, en- 
quire of Mr. Woodruff, jun. in Elizabeth-Town, or Mr. 
Kelly, in New York. 

To Be Let, 

A House and large garden, at New- 
Brunswick, the property of Dr. Mer- 
Q^^ -) cer, and now in the possession of 

William Donaldson; it is very pleas- 
OF ^ , • , 

antly situated upon the bank of the 
House • 1 ^1 , r 

^ river; has three good fine rooms upon 

the first floor, and four rooms on the 
second, with a good kitchen, cellar, 
pantry, &c. below, and a large barn, with very convenient 
stabling in it, and other out houses. Also two large con- 
venient store houses adjoining; the possession to be en- 



62 • NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

ter'd upon the first of May. For further particulars, en- 
quire of Doctor Mercer, at New-Brunswick, or Archibald 
Mercer, at Walter and Samuel Franklin's store, in New- 
York. 

Wanted. 
A Person that understands the nailing business in its 
different branches, or has been employed in that manu- 
factory. Such a person bringing proper recommendations, 
will meet with good encouragement, by applying to Joseph 
Riggs, Esq; or Joseph Hadden, in Newark, New-Jersey, 
who are entring largely into that business. 

Three Pounds Reward. 
RuN-away about the 6th of January last, an indented 
servant man named Siles Palmer, born in New-England, 
and is supposed to have gone that way or towards the 
Nine-Partners; he is about 25 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 
inches high, light hair, blue eyes, adicted to drinking, and 
when in liquor, talkative and impertinent : Had on when 
he went away, a small bound felt hat, leather breeches, 
and a blue jacket, but it is likely he may change his dress. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and commits him to any 
of his Majesty's goals, shall have the above reward, by 
applying to the subscriber, living in Morris-Town, East 
New-Jersey. 

Mary Moore. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, on Monday the 2d of May 
next in the county of Morris, and town of Pequanick ; 
An excellent tavern, and farm, which contains 50 acres 
of excellent good land, whereof is cut 18 or 20 tuns of 
good English hay, yearly, and more may be cut with little 
expence; there is on said farm 150 young bearing apple 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 63 

trees, a good dwelling house, new barn, barrack, out- 
house, &c. the land is well watered, and pleasantly situated 
for a tavern, merchant, or tradesman, as there is a num- 
ber of forges, furnaces, &c. at proper distances, to make 
the place exceeding profitable. There will also be sold at 
the same time, by the subscriber, 26 or 27 acres of excel- 
lent marsh swamp. Any person inclining to purchase 
either the swamp, or farm, at private sale, will have good 
times of payment given, and an excellent title. 

Lewis Stewart. 
— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
852, February 29, 1768. 

Nezv-York, March 3. We hear from Morris County 
in New-Jersey, that about ten Days ago one William 
Thorpe, of that County, having been assisting to bring 
some Persons to Justice, for Breach of the Laws, they 
were so enraged at him, that they threatened Vengeance 
against him; of which the Justice getting Litelligence, he 
sent his Son to Thorpe to give him Notice : While the 
young Man was at Thorpe's House, the People came 
there to execute their Purpose, whereupon Thorpe got 
up Stairs in his Chamber with his Gun, and the others 
attempting to pursue him; he told them that it would be 
at their Peril to advance; but they disregarding that, 
pushed forward, whereupon he fired, and shot one dead 
upon the Spot; and with his Gun and the Assistance of 
the Justice's Son, beat off the rest : Thorpe then went 
and surrendered himself up to Justice. We have not learnt 
the Name of the Person killed. 

New-Jersey, Middlesex County, January 18 fh, I/68. 
By Virtue of several Writs of Fieri Facias to me di- 
rected, will be exposed to public Sale, on Monday the 



64 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

2ith Day of March next, at one o' Clock in the Afternoon, 
at the House of the Widow Lot, in South-Amboy. A 
Tract of Wood Land, situate in South-Amboy, between 
Tenant's Creek and Day's Run; containing by Estima- 
tion Three Hundred Acres, late the Property of Thomas 
Leonard, deceased, seized and taken in Execution, at the 
Suit of Thomas Watson, and others, by 

James Brooks, late Sheriff. 
— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, Xo. 
13 13, Mar eh 3, 1768. 



Cut of 



Running 
Away 



RuN-away from the subscriber, on 
Wednesday the 24th February 1768, 
living in Middleton, Monmouth Coun- 
^^^ 1 ty. East New-Jersey, a Negro fellow 
named Lank, about five feet eight or 
nine inches high, slender made, about 
twenty-five years of age; had on a 
light colour'd homespun coat, an old hat, a grey homespun 
jacket, blue cloth breeches, and yarn stockings : Any per- 
son who takes up said run-away, and brings him to me, 
shall have twenty shillings reward, and all reasonable 
charges, paid by 

William Hendricks. 

To be sold, by public Vendue, on the 7th Day of the 
Week, between the Hours of Two and Five in the After- 
noon, the 19th Day of this instant March, on the Premises, 
A valuable Plantation, and Tract of Land, containing 200 
Acres, situate on the South-side of Timber Creek in the 
Cuuntv of Gloucester, 9 Miles from William Cooper's 
Ferrv by Land, and l)ut 1 1 Miles from Philadelphia by 
Water, about 70 Acres of Upland cleared, fit ior either 
Rye or Indian corn, 20 Acres of mowable Tide Meadow, 
and the rest Woodland; there is on the Premises a Dwell- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 65 

ing-house, a large Barn, 48 Feet square, a large Stable, 
Corn Cribs, Milk-house, an Orchard, and a good Well of 
Water, now in the Tenure of Thomas Done. Any Per- 
son inclining to purchase, may view the Premises, by ap- 
plying to the Tenant, who will shew the same any time 
before the Day of Sale. The Purchaser paying one Third 
of the Purchase Money down, may have Time for Pay- 
ment of the Remainder, giving Security, and paying In- 
terest, and the Premises may be entered on immediately; 
Part of the real Estate late of James West deceased. At- 
tendance will be given at the Day of Sale, by Daniel 
Cooper, and Charles West, Executors. 

To be Lett, or Sold, 
By Thomas Bond, of Philadelphia, or William Hugg 
of Gloucester. 
A Valuable Plantation, on Racoon Creek, in West- 
Jersey, containing 188 Acres of good Land, on which are 
two Dwelling-houses, a Barn, and large Orchard. 

Whereas I Gamaliel Garrison, of Alloway's Creek 
Precinct, in the County of Salem, New-Jersey, Brick- 
layer, did, about three Years ago, enter into two Bonds or 
Obligations; one conditioned for the Payment of 70 1. 
with Interest; and the other conditioned for the Payment 
of 60 1. with Interest, unto a certain John Drummond, on 
certain Days therein mentioned and long since past; and 
whereas the same Bonds were given in Payment for a 
Tract of Land sold by the said John Drummond to me, 
and as the said John Drummond hath not made me a Title 
to the same Land, I hereby forewarn all Persons from 
taking an Assignment of said Bonds, or either of them, 
as I intend not to pay the same, unless the said Drummond 
makes me a clear Title, pursuant to our Agreement. 

Gamaliel Garrison. 



66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Whereas George Smith, on the 14th of February last, 
absconded, and stole from John Tindall, two new home- 
spun shirts, and other things, not yet known; he is very 
remarkable in being very fluent with his tongue, that is 
the English tongue, and can talk Dutch very well, is coun- 
try born, marked a little with the small-pox, long brown- 
ish hair, light coloured eyes, loves liquor, and gaming; 
had on when he went away, a brown double-breasted 
broadcloth coat, with brass buttons, and patched in sev- 
eral places with dark grey forrest cloth, a brown broad- 
cloth jacket, an old pair of leather breeches, blue and white 
yarn stockings, and a strong pair of shoes, with large brass 
buckles. Whoever takes up said Smith and secures him 
in any of his Majesty's goals, and gives notice thereof to 
the subscriber, so as he may have him, shall receive Three 
Pounds reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by John 
Tindall, living in Windsor township, Middlesex county. 

To be Sold, by way of public vendue, on ]\Ionday, the 
28th day of March instant, on the premises, the following- 
lots of land, viz. One lot, containing about 4 acres, on 
which is a very large dwelling-house, a large stable, with 
a hay loft over it; also a very good shed for horses, 30 
feet long, with other conveniences, suitable for a tavern, 
M'here there has been one kept for many years. Also one 
other lot, lying within a quarter (^f a mile of said house, 
containing 20 acres of cleared land, on which is a very 
good bearing orchard of good fruit. Likewise 60 acres 
of woodland, within about one mile of said house, re- 
markably well timbered ; part of which land is rich swamp, 
and, with a small expence, may be made good meadow. 
All of said lots of land are situate in and near Allen's 
town, Monmouth county, New-Jersey. Any person in- 
clining to purchase all said lots together, or either of them. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 6/ 

before the day of sale, may be informed of the conditions, 
by applying to Guisbert Giberson, or Samuel Parent, 
in the township of Upper Freehold, and county aforesaid. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2045, March 3, 1768. 

At Etna Furnace, in the County of Burlington, good 
Colliers, two good Carpenters, a good Smith that under- 
stands the making flatt or padd^ iron handles, a Stone Cut- 
ter, a person used to grind flatt irons and waggon boxes, 
will meet with encouragement.- — TJie Pciiiisyhaiiia Jour- 
nal, No. 13 17, March 3, 1768. 

To be sold at Vendue, on Thursday the 31st Day of 
March, Inst, at two o'clock P. M. 
Fifty two acres of land, situate in Hanover, in the 
county of Morris, adjoining the Land of Alatthias Burnet, 
Benjamin Coe, and on the land formerly belonging to 
Caleb Ball, deceased, and by Abraham Casterlin, Samuel 
Ford, and Jonathan Johnson, being good for meadow and 
tillage, with a saw-mill thereon, standing on Whipening 
river, called or known by the name of Connor's saw-mill. 
The above land belonged to Timothy Connor, Fuller, late 
of Hanover, deceased. The vendue to be held on the 
premises, by 

Matthew Lum, 
Joseph Wood. 
Auditors 

To be sold, a plantation, lying and being in Middletown, 
county of Monmouth and province of East New-Jersey, 
containing two or three hundred acres of land, (or any 
number more or less, as may suit the purchaser,) situate 
within one mile and an half of Middletown-Point, and 
two miles of Chinquerora Bay; where is plenty of fish- 

1 ? sad. 



68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

ing, oystering, and claming, and within one mile of a 
grist-mill, and half a mile of a saw-mill. There is on said 
plantation a tolerable good dwelling-house, bearing orch- 
ard, and about sixty acres of up-land and meadow cleared, 
and much more may be made; the woodland well tim- 
bered, and the whole well water'd and in good fence, an 
indisputable title will be given for the same by the sub- 
scriber living near the premises. 

James Kearney 

To be sold, at Hanover, in the County of Morris, and 
Province of East New- Jersey; 

The Plantation whereon Peter 
Smith,-^ now lives: It contains 360 
Acres of excellent Land, well wooded 
and watered; and as much Meadow 
as will yield 80 Loads of Hay yearly, 
and much more may be made, the Rest 
all good Wood and Plow-land. There 
is on said Plantation two Dwelling- 
Houses, one of which almost new, and the other pretty 
tolerable, with a good Barn, and two excellent Orchards 
of the best Fruit. It lies in a well settled Part of the Coun- 
try, and within 13 Miles of Newark. Whoever may in- 
cline to purchase the same, may ^pply to the subscriber on 
the Premises. 

Peter Smith. 
— TJic New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
853, March 7, 1768. 

To be Sold, by way of public Vendue, on the Prem- 
ises, on the 4th Day of April next. 
A Valuable plantation, in Deptford township, Glou- 

1 Peter Smith died January 16, 1771, in his 61st year, and is buried at 
Hanover. 



Cut 

OF 

Farm 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 69 

cester county, New-Jersey, being the property of Luke 
Gibson, late deceased, containing 287 acres, more or less, 
of which there are near 20 acres good meadow, well 
watered, the upland naturally good, 100 acres, or near it, 
cleared, and good for grass as well as grain, an apple 
orchard, and a well of good water at the door. Also a 
tract of land or plantation, containing 184 acres, on which 
there is a grist-mill that now goes, grinds well, and sup- 
plied by a constant stream of water; about 40 acres of 
upland cleared, and six acres of swamp that, when im- 
proved, will make good meadow. Likewise two tracts 
of woodland, one containing 117 acres, the other yj acres, 
all adjoining, and very convenient for one person to pur- 
chase, if so disposed; situate about 12 miles from Phil- 
adelphia, and one and a half from a landing. For infor- 
mation respecting the title, enquire of the subscribers, 
who live near the premises. 

James Cooper, Joshua Lord. 

Freehold, Monmouth County, East Nezv- Jersey, 

Jan 25, 1768. 

Whereas Eleanor, Wife of the Subscriber, hath eloped 
from him, and run him considerably in Debt, besides pil- 
fering from him a valuable Sum of Money, and sundry 
Effects of Value, and continues to strole about the Coun- 
try, with a certain red haired Highland Tinker, who calls 
himself John M'Donall (who it is probable was an accom- 
plice in the aforesaid base Conduct) and passes for his 
Wife; and as he has Reason to fear she will run him yet 
farther in Debt, takes this Method of requesting all Per- 
sons, not to trust her on his Account, for he will pay no 
Debts of her contracting, after the Date hereof. 

William Orchard. 



70 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

To be Sold, by public Vendue, on the Premises on the 
26th Day of this Instant March. 
A Plantation, or tract of land, containing no acres, 
more or less, situate and lying- in the township of Piles- 
grove, and county of Salem, West New-Jersey; the land 
is very good, with a parcel of exceeding good meadow, 
there is a dwelling house on the same with a small orch- 
ard of apples and peaches, about 30 or 40 acres of cleared 
land; the whole well watered and timbered, within half 
a mile of a grist-mill. The title indisputable. The condi- 
tions will be made known on the day of sale, and due at- 
tendance will be given, by 

John Holton. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2045, ^^^reh 10, 
1768. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

Run away from the subscriber, living in Chesterfield, 
Burlington county, New-Jersey, last night, an Irish ser- 
vant man, named Francis Nevil, about twenty years of 
age, five feet eight inches high, fair complexion, straight 
hair, a mole on his left cheek : Had on and took with him, 
a new beaver hat, a homespun light coloured great-coat, 
the under part of the sleeves lighter coloured, an old tight- 
bodied brown broadcloth coat, lined with green, blue ever- 
lasting breeches, flowered flannel vest, double-breasted, 
tied with strings, pale blue stockings, half worn shoes : 
He took with him a sorrel horse, near fifteen hands high, 
about ten years old, light main and tail, blaze down his 
face, shod, a natural pacer, carries his head low. Whoever 
takes up the said servant, and secures him, so that his 
master may have him again, shall have the above reward, 
and reasonable charges paid by me 

Samuel Sykes. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 7 1 

N. B. He was advertised in the Pennsylvania news- 
papers the 24th of January last.-^ 
March i6, 1768 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 62, March 14-21, 
1768. 

To be sold by the Subscriber, a Tract of Land, contain- 
ing several Hundred Acres, situate in the Township of 
Bedminster, and County of Somerset, in New-Jersey; 
adjoining- the Mill and Lands late Andrew Leak's : Sev- 
eral very excellent Farms may be made on the Tract, as 
the vSoil and Situation are inferior to none in the Prov- 
ince; Wood, Water, and Meadow, abounds in great Per- 
fection, and the Lands capable of any Degree of Lnprove- 
ment. One third of the Principal to be paid down. Bonds, 
with Security, will be taken for the Residue, and very 
reasonable Time allowed. Encjuire on the Premises, of 

John Carey. 

To Be Sold, 
One or Two Hundred Acres of choice Timber and 
Wood-Land, lying but 5 Miles from the City of New- 
Brunswick, between the Post Road leading to Philadel- 
phia and George's Road. Whoever inclines to purchase, 
may apply to Peter Farmer, living on the Premises, who 
will give a good Title for the same. — Supplement to the 
New York Gazette and JVeeklv Mercury, No. 853, March 
7, 1768. 

New York, March 7. We are assured the General As- 
sembly of the Province of New-Jersey, are to meet at 
Perth-Avihoy the 12th of April next, to proceed on Busi- 
ness; circular Letters having already been sent to the 
Members for that Purpose. 

1 See page 31, ante. 



72 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Springfield, March 5, lydS. 
To Be Sold, 
By Way of Publick Vendue, on Monday the 21st Day of 
March, on the Premises. 

A Plantation, or Tract of Pand, situated at Springfield, 
in the Borough of Eliisaheth, and Province of Nezv-Jcrsey, 
within half a Mile of Isaac Woodruff's, Esq, containing 
about 140 Acres, late the Property of Daniel Ball: On 
the Premises there are a Dwelling-House, Barn, Saw- 
Mill, and about 25 Acres of Meadow, fit for the Scythe, 
with a young Orchard. The Terms of Sale, and the Title 
to be given, will be made known at the Day and Place 
abovesaid, by 

Jonathan J. Dayton, 
Nathaniel Ball, 
Thomas Ball, 
Nathaniel Salmon, 
Thomas Baily. 
— The Nczv York Gaacttc or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
13 1 5, March 14, 1768. 

Hermitage,^ 
Pleasantly situated on the river Delaware, one mile from 
Trenton, in New-Jersey, to be sold by the subscriber. 
The farm contains 220 acres of land, 170 whereof is 
cleared, between 30 and 40 of excellent meadow, the re- 
mainder finely timbered, an orchard of 250 apple trees of 
different kinds, the greatest part grafted, a choice collec- 
tion of other fruits, as pears, plumbs, peaches, cherries, 
quinces, &c. The dwelling-house of four handsome 
rooms on the lower floor, and cellars underneath, well fin- 
ished, a large kitchen, two stories high, with rooms and 

1 During the Revolution and many years afterward the residence of 
Gen. Philemon DicVcinson; now a part of the Atterbury estate. This 
property was advertised a few months previously. See N. J. Archives, 
XXV.. 536. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 73 

fire places sufficient for a num1)er of servants, a new barn 
and stables, and good garden. The plantation is extreme- 
ly well watered, and the soil very fertile, fishing and fowl- 
ing in abundance. The situation commands a most agree- 
able prospect of several miles, both up and down the river, 
and a fiill view of all vessels coming from Philadelphia, 
or boats crossing the ferry at Trenton landing, calculated 
in every respect for a gentleman's seat. Any person in- 
clining to purchase, may know the terms, by applying to 
me on the premises, 

Benjamin Biles. 

By virtue of a ivrit of Fieri Facias, to inc directed, unll 
be exposed to sale, by zvay of public vendue, to the higJi- 
est bidder, at the house of Daniel Lanning, in Trenton 
township, on^ Saturday, the ^oth day of April next, to be- 
gin at I o'clock in the afternoon, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, 
beds and bedding, tables, chairs, a cupboard and snndries. 
Also to be sold the same day, on the premises, betzveen 
the hours of 12 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, a certain 
piece or tract of land and plantation, in Trenton aforesaid ; 
bounded east by Joseph and William Green, zvest by Jacob 
Carle, and Abial Davis, north by Stephen Lanning, and 
south by David JJozvell, and David Holden, containing 200 
acres, more or less; late the property of Daniel Lanning, 
seized and taken in execution at the suit of Ebenezer Cozv- 
ell, executor of David Cozvell deceased, and to be sold by 

Micajah How, Sheriff. 

On Monday, the Fourth Day of April next, will be sold 
at public Vendue, at Sussex Court-house, in New Jersey, 
sundry Tracts of Land, being Part of the Estate of Rich- 
ard Reading, viz. 

One undivided sixth Part of 616 Acres of Land, sit- 



74 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

uate on Scott's Mountain, in the Township of Oxford, 
and County of Sussex, to the Southeast of the Vanetta's 
Farms, adjoining the southerly Side of Lands surveyed 
to Thomas Boulsby. 

Also one equal undivided sixth Part of lOO Acres, in 
the said Township of Oxford, including a very valuable 
Stream, suitable for any Kind of Water-works, adjoining 
Lands of Governor Penn. 

One undivided sixth Part of 20 Acres, in the aforesaid 
Township, on the Southwesterly Side of the last men- 
tioned Tract, and bounded on all other Sides by Lands 
belonging to the Vanetta's, containing an inexhaustible 
Quantity of the richest Iron Ore in New-Jersey, lying 
within a few Hundred Yards of the River Delaware. 

Also one equal undivided Moiety, or half Part of 160 
Acres of extraordinary Land, in Newtown, in the County 
of Sussex, and Province aforesaid, lying at the foot of 
the Slate Mountain, bounded by Joseph Hull to the North- 
west, and by the Division Line between East and West- 
Jersey, to the Northeast. 

One equal undivided Moiety, or half Part of 422 Acres 
of very valuable Land, mostly rich Meadow Ground, sit- 
uate in the Township and County aforesaid, on a Branch 
of the River Paquass; adjoining Lands now or late- 
Thomas Pettit's. 

One equal undivided Moiety, or half Part of 303 Acres, 
as valuable Land as any in the Neighbourhood, situate 
in the Township of Greenwich, in the County of Sussex; 
bounded by Lands of Clark Rodman, and Joseph Kirk- 
bride, Part of the said Land being cleared, and in Fence. 

Also all the said Richard Reading's Share of a certain 
well known valuable Copper Mine, at Walpack, with a 
sufficient Quantity of Land thereunto belonging. The 
Vendue to begin at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon; where 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 75 

Attendance will be given by James Jauncey, John Cox, 
junior, and Thomas Pryor, junior, Assignees. 

To be Sold by the subscriber, living in Springfield, in 
the county of Burlington, and province of New-Jersey, a 
large brick house, kitchen, and other improvements, with 
a lot of ground, containing about 3 acres, situate in the 
city of Burlington, on the west side of High-street, a little 
above the Court-House; it is in a good place for a shop- 
keeper, or other public business. For terms of sale, apply 
to Daniel Smith, jun. living in the said city, or to the 
subscriber, at his house in Springfield aforesaid. 

Daniel Doughty. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2047, MareJi 17, 
1768. 

To the Public. 

Notice is hereby given, that a School is erected at Nezv- 
Brimszvick, in New-Jersey, in which the learned languages 
and mathamaticks are carefully and accurately taught by 
Caleb Cooper, recommended from Nassau-Hall, an able 
and well accomplished tutor in these and other branches 
of literature, under the inspection of the Rev. John Light, 
the Rev. Jacob R. liardenbiirg, the Rev. /. JJ. Van JJar- 
lingen, the Rev. Abraham Beach, Dr. John Cochran and 
William Oakee, Esq. 

The conditions are twenty shillings entrance, and four 
pounds per annum, for tuition, proclamation money. 

Boarding may be had in this town, to satisfaction, as 
cheap as can be expected, and sufficient to accommodate a 
large school, which, including tuition, will not exceed 
twenty pounds a year. 

This town, besides its agreeable rural situation, has the 
great advantage of a wholesome pleasant air, and hence 



76 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

its being very healthy to recommend it Properties 

evinced from long experience by the inhabitants, and the 
suffrage of gentlemen, strangers, acquainted with it. It 
is also surrounded by an extensive plentiful country, from 
which it has constant supplies of all necessaries of life in 
great variety and plenty, and from the sea, in the season, 
has also plenty of fish, oysters, &c. 

The ready and easy conveyance of letters and goods by 
water or by land to Philadelphia, Nezv-York, and other 
parts, is another peculiar advantage it enjoys : And in a 
religious view, exceeds any other place in the province, 
having divine worship performed in the English episco- 
pal, Dutch reformed, and Presbyterian churches; and as 
to the inhabitants, with regard to their manners and other 
social virtues, compared with other places, without preju- 
dice ma}^ be said to be irreproachable. 

The inspectors propose to visit the school at least once 
a quarter, to inquire into the deportment of all concerned, 
and assist the master and scholars in all necessary regula- 
tions with regard to decency and good order, as well as 
the advancement of learning. 

N. B. This school from the skill and diligence of the 
tutor, as well as the uncommon progress which the pupils 
have made in learning, in less than six months, gives a 
pleasing prospect of its increase. 

The Members of the New-Jersey Medical Society are 
desired to remember, that their next stated General Meet- 
ing will be on the first Tuesday in May next, at the House 
of Mr. William Hick, in Princeton; and as some very 
important Affairs respecting the future Establishment, 
&c. of said Society will be then taken into Consideration, 
whereby its benevolent Intentions may be more fully an- 
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of attending, and not absent himself unless something 
very extraordinary should interfere. 

Those Gentlemen of the Profession who have not 
joined, are again invited, and for the above Reasons, it 
would be extremely agreeable to the Society that as many 
as possible would attend the ensuing General Meeting. 

Moses Bloomfield, Secretary. 
Woodbridge, N. Jersey. 
March 23, 1768. 

— The Fcnnsylvania Chronicle, No. 63, MareJi 21-28, 
1768. 

London December 29. By a gentleman arrived in town 
from Perth-Amboy, in America, we are informed, that a 
manufactory of shaloons and serges, very good in quality, 
has lately been set on foot there. [/ don't remember that 
there is one zveaver in the capital part of PertJi-Amboy, 
neither have the zvhole corporation sheep for a manufac- 
tory.] 

An Advertisement to the Public. 
Tpie principal design of the appeal to tJie public^ was, to 



1 This publication was one of a considerable series issued, on the 
subject of an American Episcopate. Some idea of the character and 
extent of the controversy may lie obtained from the following titles 
of works in the library of the editor of this volume: 

A I Sermon | Preached before the | Incorporated Society | for the | 
Propagation of the Gospel in | Foreign Parts; | at their | Anniversary 
Meeting | in the | Parish Church of St. Mary-le-Bow, | On Friday Feb- 
ruary 20, 1767. I By the Right Reverend Father in God, | John Lord 
Bishop of Landaff. i I^ondon: | Printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison 
in I V^arwick-Lane. ] MDCCLXVII. | Sm. 4to. Pjx 98, 1. 

Sermon, pp. 26; Abstract of Charter of the Society, Proceedings, 
Names of the Society's Missionaries in America, Reports from the 
Missions, etc., pp. 27-77: blank. 1 page; List of Members of the Soci- 
ety, pp. 79 -S3; Ladies Annual Subscribers, p. 94; Preachers before the 
Society. 1701-1767, pp. 95-98; Form of Legacy, p. [99]. 

In this Sermon the Bishop deplored the heathenism and infidelity 
prevalent in America, the lack of efforts to convert the Indians, the 
want of seminaries to train young men for the ministry, and (pp. 20-24) 
urge.s the appointment of American Bishops to remedy these evils. 

[Half Title:] Dr. Chaunev's | Remark.s I On certain Passages in | 
The Bishop of Landaff's | Society-Sermon. | [Full Title:] A | Letter 
I To a Friend. | Containing, | Remarks on certain Passages in a | Ser- 
mon I Preached, by the Right Reverend Father | in God, John ]L.ord 



78 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

assign the reasons for which the members of the church 
of England in America, are desirous of having Bishops to 
reside in this country, to state and explain the plan on 
which alone American Bishops have been proposed and 
requested, and to obviate and confute the objections, that 
might be supposed to arise in the minds of many against 
such an episcopate. Whether the reasons assigned are 
not sufficient to justify the late application of the clergy 

Bishop of Landaff, [ before the Incorporated Society for the | Propaga- 
tion of ihe Gospel in Foreign | Parts, at their Anniversary Meeting in 
the I Parisli Church of St. Mary-Le-Bow, Fe- | bruary 20. 1767. In 
whicli the liighest | Reproach is undeservedly cast upon the | American 
Colonies. | By Charles Chauncy, D. D. | Pastor of the first Church of 
Christ in Boston. I Boston: Printed by Kneeland and Adanis | in 
Milk-Street, for Thomas Leverett, in Corn-hill. I iMdcclxvii. Svo. 
Pp. 50. 

Dr. Chauncy claims that the American Colonists, especially in New 
Kngland, are exceptionally pious and zealous in good works; that they 
successfully prosecuted missions among the Indians more than sixty 
years before the Society was formed: that there were six seminaries 
in America, three of them Episcopalian; that of the sixty or seventy 
Episcopalian churches (thirty in New England), not more than eight 
were self-supporting, while in New England alone there were 550 Con- 
gregational and Presbyterian churches. 

A I Letter | to the | Right Reverend Father in God. | John, Lord 
Bishop of Landaff; | Occasioned by | Some Passages in his Lordship's 
Sermon, on the 20th | of February, 1767, in which the American Col- 
onies I are loaded with great and undeserved Reproach. [ By William 
Livingston. | Boston: ] Re-printed and Sold by Kneeland and Adams, 
J next to the Treasurer's Office, in Milk-street. | mdcclxvui. 8vo. 
Pp. 26. 

First printed at New York. Mr. Livingston objects to the aspersions 
on the Colonists as having "abandoned their native manners and re- 
ligion," and points out the laws in New England requiring lands to be 
set apart in every new township for the erection of churches; he claims 
a more general observance of the Saljbath in America than in London, 
and shrinks from any further manifestation of England's power, polit- 
ical or ecclesiastical, in the Colonies. 

Hildeburn mentions (No. 2373) a Philadelphia edition, but the title 
is taken evidently from a newspaper advertisement, and not from a 
copy of the book itself. 

A I Vindication I of | The Bishop of Landaff's Sermon I from | The 
gross Misrepresentations. | and | Abusive Reflections. | contained ] in 
Mr. William Livingston's Letter | To his Lordship: j A^'ith | Some Addi- 
tional Observations | On certain Passages in Dr. Chauncey's Remarks, 
&c; I By a. Lover of Truth and Decency. | Quid verum atque decens 
euro et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum. Horace. 1 Non equidem hoc studeo 
bulla tis ut mihi nugis 1 Pagina turgeseat. daie pondus idonea fumo. 
Persius. ] New- York: | Printed bv J. Holt, at the Exchange, | 
M,DCC,LXVIII. 1 Svo. P11. viii, S2. 



By the Rev. Charles Inglis, Rector of Trinity Church, New Y^ork. 




the highest Renroach is unde- | servedly cast upon the American Col- 
onies. I By Charles Chauncy, D. D. | Pastoi- of the first Church of 
Christ in Boston. | Boston, in N. E. printed MnccLxvii. | London, rc- 
pi-intcd MDCCi.xvin. | With a siri^plement, | Containing an Answer to 



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for Bishops, whether the nature of the proposed epis- 
copate is not honestly and fairly represented and ex- 
plained, and whether the most considerable objections 
against it are not obviated and confuted in tJie appeal, is 
submitted to the judgment of the reader, but N. B. not of 
those who are not readers of the pamphlet. The author 
was, and is, fully persuaded of the goodness of the cause 
which he undertook to plead; and, although sensil:)le of 



the Plea of T. B. | Chandler, D. D. of New Jersey, for American i 
Bishops: Wherein his Reasonings are shewn to | be fallacious, and 
ills Claims indefensible. | By a Presbyter in Old England. | London, 
printed, for S. Bladon, in Paternoster-row, I MDCCLXVIII I Svo. Pp. 
79, 1. 

A Letter, etc., pp. 42; A Supplement, etc., pp. 43-79; Addres.s 
of the clergy of the Church of England in New-Jersey and New-York, 
to the Chancellor, etc., of the University of Cambridge, p. [SO]. 

An i Appeal to the Public, | in | Behalf | of the | Churcli of England | 
in 1 America. | By Thomas Bradbury Chandler, D. D. | Rector of St. 
John's Church, in Elizabeth-Town. New-Jersey, j and Missionary from 
the Society for the Propagation of | the Gospel, &c. I "We desire a fair 
Trial — if we are guilty, punish us; if | we are innocent, protect us." 
Justin Martyr. J New-York: | Printed by James Parker, at the New- 
Prin- 1 ting-Office, in Beaver-Street. | M, DCC, LXVII. | Svo. Two 
titles, 2 11.; Pp. i-xii, 127. 

Hildeburn mentions (No. 2286) a Philadelphia edition, printed by 
William Goddard. 17G7, but as he gives neither lined-off title, number 
of pages, nor location of a copy, it is evident that he never saw the 
book, and doubtless took the title from a newspaper advertisement. 
It is not probable that there was such an edition. 

The Dedication to the Archibishop of Canterbui-y is dated Elizabeth- 
Town, in New-Jersey, June 24, 1767. In the Advertisement to the 
Reader. Dr. Chandler says this Appeal was written primarily at the 
request of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson, of Stratford, Conn., subse- 
quently supported by the request of a Convention of the Clergy of 
New York and New Jersey. 

[Half Title:] Dr. Chauncy's I Answer | To Dr. Chandler's | Appeal 
to the Public. | [Full Title:] The | Appeal | to the 1 Public Answered, I 
In behalf of the Non-Episcopal | Churches in America; | containing [ 
Remarks on what Dr. Thomas Brad- | bury Chandler has advanced, 
on the I four following Points. | The Original and Nature of the Epis- 
copal Office. I Reasons for sending Bishops to America. | The Plan on 
which it is proposed to send them. | And the Objections against send- 
ing them obviated 1 and refuted. 1 Wherein the ! Reasons for an Amer- 
ican Episcopate j are shewn to be insufficient. | and the Ob- | jections 
against it in full Force. 1 By Charles Chauncy, D. D. | And Pastor of 
the first Church of Christ in Boston. | Boston: N. E. | Printed by 
Kneeland and Adams, in Milk-Street, for ] Thomas Leverett, in Corn- 
hill. 1768. 1 Svo. Pp. 205. (P. 206, advertisement of books for sale by 
Thomas Leverett.) 

Hildeburn mentions (No. 2349) a Philadelphia edition, but the title 
is evidently taken from a newspaper advertisement, and not from a 
copy of the book. It is not probable that there was such an edition. 

A I Letter, | concerning | an | American Bishop, &c. | to | Dr. Brad- 
bury Chandler, I Ruler of St. John's Church, in | Elizabeth-Town. | 
In Answer to the | Appendix | Of His | Appeal to the Public, &o. | 
Printed, A. D. 1768. 1 Svo. Pp. 19. 

An argument against the validity of the ordination of the English 
Bishops, and against the dangers of an encroachment on American 
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80 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 \ 

his inability to do it justice, he had the vanity to think 
himself able to satisfy the public, as to the main points on 
which it depended. With this opinion he entered upon 
the work, and in the execution of it he was particularly 
careful to avoid giving offence, and to treat every denom- 
ination of christians, every set of men whom he had occa- 1 
sion to mention, with great tenderness and all proper re- 
spect. 

According- to Hildeburn, printed at Philadelphia by W. and T. Brad- 
ford. See "Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania," No. 2370. 

A I Letter i To the Right Honourable | Horatio Walpole, Esq; i 
Written Jan. 9, 1750-1. | By the Right Reverend | Thomas Seeker. 
LL. D. I Lord Bishop of Oxford: | concerning | Bishops in America. ( 
London: | Printed for J. and F. Rivington. at the Bible and | Crown, 
(No. 62) in St. Paul's Church-Yard. | M DCC LXIX. | 8vo. Pp. (4), 28. 

"Printed in obedience to an order left with it under his Grace's own 
hand (dated May 25, 1759)." directing it to be printed after his death. 
Earnestly advocates the sending- of two or three Bishops to America, 
to ordain young men to the ministry, etc., whereby the Church would 
be strengthened, the Colonies more closely bound to the mother coun- 
try, and the churches provided with young men of the best families, 
in.stfad of depending on strangers and vagabonds. Parliament, at its 
last session, without opposition from anybody, had expressly estab- 
lislR'd Moravian Bishops in America. "Why then should there" be such 
Fear of establishing Bishops of the Church of England?" 

The I Appeal Defended: | or. the | Proposed American Episcopate | 
Vindicated. | In Answer to | the | Objections and Misrepresentations 
I of Dr. Chauncy and Others. | By Thomas Bradbury Chandler. D. D.; I 
ITiere are some Spirits in the World, who. unless they are in actual | 
Possession of Despotism themselves, are daily haunted with the Appre- 
hension of being- subject to it in others; and who seem to speak and 
act under the strange Persuasion, that every Thing short of Persecu- 
tion against what they dislike, must terminate in the Persecution 
of I themselves. | Lett, to the Author of the Confessional. | New- York: 
I Printad by Hugh Gaine. at the Bible and Crown, | in Hanover-Square, 
1769. I 8vo. Title 1 1.; Advertisement, pp. 2; Contents, pp. v; Errata. 
(1); Pp. 268. 

Hildeburn mentions (No. 2429) a Philadelphia edition, but the title 
is evidently taken from a newspaper advertisement, and not from a 
copy of the book itself. It is not probable that there was such an 
edition. 

[Half title:] Dr. Chauncy's | Reply | to i Dr. Chandler's | 'Appeal 
Defended.' [Full title:] A | Reply | to | Dr. Chandler's 1 'Appeal De- 
fended:' I wherein | His Mistakes are rectilied, his false Arguing | re- 
futed, and the Objections against | the Planned American Episcopate 
I shewn to remain in full Force, notwith- | standing all he has offered 
to lender | them invalid. | By J Charles Chauncy. D. D. ] Pastor of the 
First Church in Boston. | [Eleven Lines of Quotation.] | Boston: | 
Printed by Daniel Kneeland, opposite the Pro- | bate-Office, in Queen- 
Street, for Thomas | Leverett, in Corn-hill. | Md. cc.lxx. | 8vo. Pp. 
180. Appendix, pp. x. 

A Ciitieal | Commentary I on | Archbishop Seeker's Letter | to the | 
Right Honourable Horatio Walpole, | concerning | Bishops in America. 

I Meditor esse affabilis, | Et bene procedit. | Paulatim 

plebem iirimulum facio meam. ! I^ondon: I Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 
in the Poultry. | mijcci.xx | IGmo. Pp. 111. 

By Ihc Rev. Francis Blackburne, Archdeacon of Cleveland. 

I Half tilk-:) An | Address | to | The TiTiJiscopalians | in | Virginia. | 



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8i 



The appeal, upon its first publication, was received as 
favourably as the author could expect; several persons, 
of different principles and characters, who condescended 
to read it, being then pleased to testify their general ap- 
probation of the performance. If it has been treated by 
some persons latterly in a dififerent manner, perhaps it has 
been owing to motives that have occurr'd since the time 
of its publication. A general attack from different quar- 
ters has been, at length, projected, and some of the com- 
batants begin to shew themselves. 

[Full title:] An | Address"] Prom the Clergy | of | New-York and New- 
Jcisev, I to the | Episcopalians in Virginia; | Occasioned | By some late 
Transactions | In that Colony | Relative to i An | American Episcopate. 

I Quis Furor este novus? Quo nunc, ciuo tenditis, iniquit | non 

Hostem. inimicaque Castra | Arg-ivum: Vestras Spes. uritis. I 

Virg. Aen. v. 670. j New- York: 1 Printed by Hugh Gaine, at the Bible 
and Crown, | in Hanover-Square, 1771. | Svo. Titles, 2 11. Pp. 58. 

The I Appeal | farther defended; | in answer to | the | Farther Misrep- 
resentations I of I Dr. Chauncy. | By Thomas B. Chandler, D. D. | 

Not using your Liberty for a Cloak of Maliciousness. | St. Peter. | If 
the Presbyterian Parity had any Place in the primitive | Times as 
some do imagine, it must needs have been an | intolerable Kind of 
Government, since all on the sudden it | was universally abolished. | 
Maurice against Baxter. | New-York: | Printed by Hugh Gaine. at his 
Book Store and | Printing-Offlce. in Hanover-Square. | M. DCC.LXXI. 
I Svo. Title. 1 leaf; Contents. Pp. iii-vi; Errata, 1 leaf; The Appeal, 
etc., pp. 240. 

A I Free Examination | of the | Critical Commentary | on | Arch- 
bishop Seeker's Letter | to | Mr. Walpole: | To which is added, | By 
"Way of Appendix. | a copy of | Bishop Sherlock's Memorial. | By 
Thomas B. Chandler, D. D. | Surely, no great Matters can be depended 
on, from the Tolerating I Spirit of those Persons, were We upon Terms 
of supplicating it, who | can allow themselves in all the Arts of Mis- 
representation, in Order | to blacken the Reputations of those Advo- 
cates for our Faith (and 1 Discipline) while living, and their Memo- 
ries when dead, who had set | them Examples of a real Moderation in 
every Respect, the Force of | their Reasonings only excepted. | Dr. G. 
Fothergill. | New- York: | Printed by H. Gaine, at the Bible and Crown, 
in I Hanover-Square, | mdcclxxv | Svo. Pp. xii, 122, Errata. 1, Ad- 
vertisement of four of the preceding works, for sale by Hugh Gaine. 1. 

A Collection of Tracts from the News Papers &c. containing par- 
ticularly. The American Whig. A Whip for the American Wlrig, with 
some other Pieces, On the Sub.iect of the Residence of Protestant 
Bishops in the American Colonies, and in 'answer to the Writers who 
opposed it, &c. New York. John Holt, 176S. Svo. Pp. 208. 

The present writer's copy is imperfect, containing only pp. 9-164. 
Vol. II., pp. 406, 1, was published by John Holt, New York, 1769. Brin- 
ley. No. 6135. 

"The American Whig" was a series of essays published in The New 
York Gaecttc. and generally ascribed to William Livingston. These es- 
says were republished in the Philadelphia and Boston newspapers. "A 
Whip for the American Whig," by "Timothy Tickle." really by the 
clerg\' of the English church: "The Centinel" was published in the 
I'cuiisi/lvaiiia Journal, the authors being supposed to be Dr. Allison, Vice 
Provost of the College of Philadelphia, assisted by a number of his 
Presbyterian brethren, and John Dickinson. Then there was "A Kick 
for the Whipper," bv "Sir Isaac Foot;" "The Anatomist," by the Rev. 
Dr. William Smith, 'of Philadelphia, in reply to "The Centinel." etc.. 
etc. 

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The author is not unwilHng to re-examine any thing 
that has been advanced or asserted in the course of the 
appeal, and to have the subject "fairly and candidly de- 
bated, before the tribunal of the public," being still of 
opinion, that the plea for American Bishops, the more 
closely it is examined, and the better it is understood, will 
appear proportionably to greater advantage. Whatever 
therefore shall be offered on the subject in a reasonable and 
decent way, he thinks it his duty to attend to, but to noth- 
ing farther. As to personal abuse, he thinks he does not 
deserve it, even from the enemies of an American episco- 
pate, to whom he has behaved respectfully; and he is de- 
termined not to regard what every innocent and honest 
man ought to despise. But although he consents to de- 
bate matters with any one. who has the appearance and 
manner of a gentleman, yet he chuses not to enter the lists, 
in a match of flinging dirt, with scrubs and scavengers. 

Which of these characters the American Whig (for 
America has whigs) will think proper to appear in, can 
hardly be judged from his first exhibition; but I am sorry 
to say that I look upon his symptoms to be rather unfav- 
ourable. I have also been told by some who pretend to 
know him, that this same Whig (who by the bye is rep- 
resented to have as many heads as the monster Hydra) is 
violently enraged at Somebody and Something, and has 
sworn revenge upon me. If so. in what manner I shall 
be treated, may be easily conjectured. But why should I 
be singled out as the mark of his resentment? If some 
people have failed in their application for a charter, and 
have been disappointed in the late election, how can I help 
it ? These are no affairs of mine, and I am not answerable 
for them. 

I make it a general rule to myself, to treat all persons 
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this principle I propose to conduct myself towards the 
American Whig; so that what treatment he is to receive 
from me, will depend greatly upon his future behaviour. 
So far as he shall reason, or shall appear to think that he 
reasons, he will have a claim to my notice; so far as he 
shall rail, he will be beneath it. Not a single argument 
that is pertinent to the subject, shall escape my attention, 
and, if it pleases God to continue my health, I will either 
confess its force, or shew its weakness. 

But he must excuse my not attending him in a weekly 
paper. For such a task I cannot always promise myself 
leisure; and, in the present case, I confess, I have no great 
inclination. Some of my objections against this mode of 
defence, are the following. 

I St. I cannot engage with him upon equal terms. If 
I appear in this way, it must be in my own person; but 
my opponent is covered with a mask (and for a particular 
''reason it is his interest that he should remain for ever 
masked") and an engagement by two persons under such 
different circumstances, would afford to the public but 
an odd spectacle. While I should risque my own charac- 
ter and reputation in the fray, I know not, until I can dis- 
cover the real features of my antagonist, whether he has 
any reputation and character to risque. For this reason 
it has been generally esteemed base and ungenerous, for a 
writer who disguises or conceals himself, to attack an au- 
thor who stands fairly upon open ground. Such a method 
of carrying on hostilities has been looked upon as a sort 
of literary bush-fighting, to which it is almost as incon- 
sistent to expose one's self, as it is with honour to practice. 
2dly. There appears to me to be a great unfitness and 
impropriety in such a contest, on other accounts. The 
Appeal, agreeably to the importance of its subject, was 
written with real and great seriousness; and the defence 



84 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

of it, when undertaken by its author, ought to be carried 
on in the same manner. But the attack of our JVJiig is 
hke to be conducted with a very different spirit. No. i, 
from which we must at present judge, is penned altogether 
in a kidicrous strain; it is thickly bespangled with droll- 
ery, it frequently flashes with witticisms (but observe 
gentle reader, they are of a spurious breed,) and, in short, 
ridicules the general subject of the Appeal and its various 
parts. Now as this has never been allowed to be the fair- 
est method of dealing with any thing that is serious, so 
serious answers to funny writers, like throwing pearls be- 
fore a certain kind of animals, are looked upon as improp- 
erly applied, and yet none but serious answers, as has been 
said, doth it become the author of the Appeal to give. He 
proposes therefore to reserve himself for the present, and 
to watch whether anything solid can come from so ludi- 
crous and frothy a writer. He is so intirely void of spleen, 
and ill-nature, and prejudice against this writer, that he is 
ready to confess the nimble turns and motions of his pen, 
and can laugh as heartily at any monkey tricks he can 
exhibit for the amusement of his Majesty's liege subjects, 
as any other person. In the mean while, if any one who is 
not under these restraints, shall incline to divert himself 
with, or to endeavour to bring to order, this hussar in 
controversy, who will confine himself to no rules, but as 
the whim takes him will fly from front to rear, and from 
flank to center, he has my consent. 

3dly. I object against immediately engag'ing with the 
American IVhig, because it is yet uncertain whether he 
will produce any thing worthy of notice, and because I 
think it adviseable to see the amount of his whole per- 
formances, that I may have it in my power to choose for 
myself in what manner to deal with him. 

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sion I have to a repetition of the same things. Now it 
happens, that among others, a gentleman of character in 
Boston-^ has undertaken a confutation of the hapless Ap- 
peal; and he is intitled, both from his known reputation, 
and his open and manly method of advancing, to particular 
respect. I know of no one, at present, that bids as fair to 
be the object of my principal attention as this gentleman; 
as to those anonymous writers who shall please to favour 
me with their animadversions on my pamphlet, they will 
not take it amiss, if I consider them as belonging to an 
inferior class. They must be contented, so far as their 

arguments shall correspond with those of Dr. C y, to 

take their places in his train, and hear what I have to say 
to him; but in any cases wherein they shall be thought 
to deserve special notice, they shall have it occasionally. 

Having thus declared my intention to do justice to all 
men, I will mention the manner in which it will probably 
be distributed. In the first place I shall be careful to dis- 
tinguish reasoning from railing, from empty harangue, 
from the flourishes of wit, and from all other heterogen- 
ious mixtures. The reasoning I will keep for my own use, 
and leave all the rest untouched for the original propri- 
etors, in order, that when opportunity offers, they may 
bestow it more properly. I will then make a farther dis- 
tinction, and mark out those reasons that are immediately 
to the purpose, separating them from those that are but 
remotely so, and from others that shall have been totally 
misapplied. To those of the first, and second classes, I 
will endeavour to give proper and distinct answers ; as to 
those of the third class, it will be sufficient to shew their 
impertinence. 

In this way I hope I shall be able to serve the cause of 
truth, and to remove prejudices and errors; and, to whis- 

iDr. Chauncy. 



86 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

per a secret into the ears of the pubHc, I do not despair, 
that even our American Whig, with all his briskness and 
volatility, will be proselyted to the sober doctrine of the 
Appeal. For I think his opposition cannot be of long con- 
tinuance, after the honest concession he has made towards 
the close of his paper. "Tis true, says he, the pamphlet is 
specious, and appears to ask nothing but what is highly 
reasonable; and could any man, above the capacity of an 
Idiot, really persuade himself, that the Doctor and the 
Convention would content themselves with a Bishop, so 
limited and curtailed as he is pleased to represent his fu- 
ture Lordship; it were manifest injustice to deny them 
what in their opinion their eternal salvation so greatly 
depends upon." So that nothing appears to be now want- 
ing to his conversion, but to convince him that the Doctor 
and the Convention would content themselves with such 
Bishops as are described in the Appeal. Now this is as 
really and certainly true, as that he himself is a Whig; 
and unless he is obstinately resolved to be deaf and blind 
to all proper evidence, it can be clearly proved to him. 

By way of conclusion, the author of the Appeal begs 
leave to assure the Public, that notwithstanding the 
charge brought against him by the American Whig, he 
neither knows, nor believes, nor suspects, that he was mis- 
represented a single fact, and to subscribe himself 

their very respectful 

Elizabeth-Toivn and obedient Servant. 

March i6, I/68. 

Perth-Aiuboy, March 7, 1768. 

To Be Lett for any Term of Years. 

A House at Amhoy, on Rariton River, opposite Mr. 

Stevens's Ferry, having two Parlours, four Bed-Cham- 

bers, two Kitchens, and a Dairy, with Cellars under the 

whole House; a large Garden, well stored with every 



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Kind of Fruit, and Necessaries for the Kitchen; an Or- 
chard, a good Barn and Stables : As much arable Land 
and Meadow may be had with the House, as the Tenant 
shall think necessary; a great Variety of Fish are yearly 
taken in the River before the House; the Shore abounds 
with Shell-Fish of many Kinds, and has the most con- 
venient Places for bathing, the Water being salt enough 
for that, and every other Purpose. Enquire of Doctor 
Johnson, at Amboy. 

New-York, March 21, lydS. 

To Be Sold. 

A Large Neck of Land lying in Monmouth County, in 
East Nczv-Jcrsey, in the Township of SJirezvsberry, at 
Tom's River, in Sight of the Sea, and adjoining on a Bay, 
in which is very fine fishing of all Sorts, Winter and 
Summer, and very Plenty of Oysters, Clams and Muscles. 
The Neck contains upwards of One Thousand Acres, 
whereof is at least Four Flundred Acres of the best Son 
of Salt Meadow, which bears excellent good Grass; there 
is a large Piece of between Salt and Fresh Meadow : The 
Neck lies between two Creeks, a Fence of Three Quarters 
of a Mile long will fence in the whole; there might be kept 
on the Neck Three Hundred Head of horned Cattle, Win- 
ter and Summer, and at least one Thousand Sheep, and 
as many Hogs, with a small Expence; there is a large 
Range adjoining for an out Drift for Cattle. If the above 
is not sold before the 23d of May next, then the said Neck 
will be sold at Public Vendue, on that day, at the House 
of Mr. John Williams, at Tiniconck Bridge: Whoever 
has a Mind to purchase before the Day of Sale, may apply 
to Abraham Probasco, in Monnwnfh County, Peter Rem- 
sen, in Nczv-York, or AbraJiam Sclicnck, at Bushwick, on 
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88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Also to be sold a Saw-Mill belonging to Abraham 
Schenck, about Four Miles distant from the above Neck, 
standing on a Branch of Tom's River, with 1500 Acres of 
fine Land belonging to the Saw-Mill : The Saw-Mill is 
lately built, and in very good Order, it rents now for 
82,000 Feet of good merchantable Inch Boards, a Year, 
to be delivered at the Landing, free of all Cost : Any 
Body that has a Mind to purchase the said Mill, may apply 
to Paul Schenck, in New-York, or Abraham Schenck, 
in Biishwick, on Long-Island, who will agree on reason- 
able Terms. 

— The Neiv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1 3 16, March 21, 1768. 

To be Let, by William Kelly, 

A very valuable Tract, of about 2000 Acres of Land, in 
the County of Morris, in East New- Jersey, as healthy 
a Country as any in the World, about 15 Miles from 
Newark, (a Sea-port Town) in that Province, and 
about 23 Miles from New-York. 
This Tract is so fine a Body of Land, as I believe few, 
if any can equal it, for Fertility and Richness; about 1500 
Acres of which is a rich low Ground, clear of Stones, 
black Mould from about 9 to 36 Inches on a Stratum of 
blue Clay : The Soil is as fine as any in the World for 
Grass, and will grow any Kind of Grain, in so very lux- 
uriant a Manner, as to be in Danger of lodging in high 
Winds. The Remainder in Upland, on which there is a 
fine Situation to build; commanding a Prospect of great 
Extent over the low Ground ; and is very good in Quality, 
with a fine young Orchard, the largest in the Province, 
containing about 1400 Trees, of the best grafted Fruit, 
at 50 Feet Distances, which bore this (for the first) Year, 
and from which, when it comes to Maturity, there may be 



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from 500 to 1000 Barrels of Cyder made yearly. There 
is on the Estate fine Black Heart, May Duke, White 
Heart, Coronation, and Bleeding Heart Cherries; Ber- 
gamott, and other Pears; Holland, Green Gage, and Or- 
hea Plumbs; a fine Nursery of several Thousand Apple 
Trees, some of which are fit to set out. A good harm 
Plouse, Kitchen, and a very fine Dairy, and Cyder-House 
built this Year, a Barn, with nine Barracks for Hay and 
Corn; a very fine Corn-House, and a large Grannery; a 
Negro-House, Smoak-House, a large Fowl-House, a 
Smith's Shop, a Coal-House, a large Cow-House, two 
Horse Stables, two Green Houses to preserve Cabbage 
and Roots in the Winter; a Pidgeon-House, well stock'd; 
and other Conveniencies too many to mention. There is 
on this Tract, at a Distance of less than half a Mile, a good 
House for a Hind or Steward, and two other Tenements, 
that will let, or accommodate Servants that have families; 
and there may (one Year with another) be upwards of 
150 Tuns of fine English Hay, Clover and Spccr Grass, 
and upwards of 500 Tuns of coarse Hay cut; all the Land 
producing at present this coarse Grass, is capable of being 
made as fine Meadow as any in the World, at a very small 
Expence; and is deem'd one of the finest Places in Amer- 
ica to breed Mules for the West-Indies. There is on the 
whole about 300 Acres of Woods, containing some fine 
Timber for building. Through the Tract runs a fine 
Brook, on which stands (within less than half a Mile of 
the Dwelling-House) a Grist-Mill, and Saw-Mill, (not 
on the Tract) and in the Brook; and also a River on which 
the Tract bounds, are plenty of Trout and other Fish : 
There is also some Deer, Turkeys, and plenty of wild 
Geese, Ducks, Partridges, Quails, &c. on it in the proper 
Season, and at the Foot of the Garden is a very fine Spring, 
never dry, and an extreme good Place for a Fish-Pond. 



90 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

The main Road 66 Feet Wide, runs through the Tracts 
not an Acre of barren or poor Land on the Whole. 

This Estate Hes in the Heart of a Country, where any 
Quantity of Cattle may be bought, at all Seasons of the 
Year, at a very moderate Price; and as there may be some 
Persons extremely well qualified to buy, faten, and sell 
Cattle, who wou'd incline to rent, in case they had a proper 
Capital to carry on that Business to Advantage; the Own- 
er proposes to let a good Tenant have any Sum on Inter- 
est, not exceeding looo 1. giving good Security. 

Shou'd any Person incline to purchase, rather than rent, 
the above Estate, it may be bought at a reasonable Price, 
and any Term, not exceeding ten Years, given for Pay- 
ment of a Part or the Whole of the Money, on allowing 
Interest, and giving good Security. The Title clear and 
indisputable, and will be warranted to the Purchaser. 
There is on it now, the largest and finest Breed of Cattle 
in America, imported from Holland, and as good Horses 
as any in the Province; all, or any of which, with about 
twenty Slaves, bred to farming and Country Work, 
(among which is a good Blacksmith, a Mason, and a Shoe- 
maker,) will be sold, and Possession of the Whole imme- 
diately after given to the Tennant or a Purchaser. For 
further Particulars, enquire of John Berrian, Esq; near 
Prince-Town; Jonathan Hampton, and Abraham Clark, 
Jun., Esq; near Elizabeth-Town, or the Owner in New- 
York. — Tlic Nczv York Gaaettc and [f'tv/e/y Mercury, No. 
855, March 21, 1768. 

To be sold at \^cndue, on Tuesda_y the 19th Day of April 
next, on the Premises, in New-Jersey, Bergen Coun- 
ty, West of Cavan, at a Place called Pamerpough, 
within 7 Miles of New- York, at which Time and 
Place, the Terms of Sale will be made known; 



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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 



91 



Cut 

OF 

Farm 



A Farm pleasantly situated between 
the Lands of Daniel Van Winkle, and 
Jacob Van Wagoner, adjoining to 
Hudson's River, and runs to Newark 
Bay, containing upwards of an Hun- 
dred Acres, most of which are Mead- 
ow and Wood Land, besides another 
Lot of above Twenty Acres of Timber Land at Bergen 
Point. There is on the Farm a good Stone House, with 
two Rooms and Fire-Places on a Floor, a Barn, a good 
Well, and two Orchards; and it is very convenient for 
Fish, Oysters, and Clams, the Sale is made by Heirs of 
Barent Speer, deceased. 



Cu r 

OF 

House 



To be sold at publick Vendue, on 

Monday the nth Day of April next, on the Premises; 

The Dwelling House of the late 
joining, situate at Newark, in the 
Col. Josiah Ogden, deceased, with a 
good commodious kitchen, a large well 
furnished vault, a barn, stable, hen- 
house, and about one acre of land ad- 
county of Essex and province of New-Jersey, upon the 
river Pissaick, about one quarter of a mile from an Epis- 
copal church of England, about three quarters of a mile 
from a Presbyterian meeting-house, and adjoining to the 
most public landing in said town of Newark.^ The house 
is built of stone, and is in very good repair; it consists 
of eight rooms, all completely finished, six of them with 
fire places, one of the other two very large, and peculiarly 
well calculated for a store room, the other small and fit 
only for a bed-room. The vendue will begin at two o'clock 



1^ Near the foot of Bridge street. 



92 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

in the afternoon; when the terms of sale will be made 

known, by 

Davtd Ogden 
Jacob Ogden, And 
Isaac Longworth. 
Nezvark, March 21,1 768. 

— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
13 16, March 24, 1768. 

New- York, March 14. 
We are assured the General Assembly of the Province 
of New-Jersey, are to meet at Perth- Amboy the 12th of 
April next, to proceed on Business; circular Letters hav- 
ing already been sent to the Members for that Purpose. 

To Be Lett, 
A Piece of meadow, on the Gloucester Road, belonging 
to Andrew Elliot, Esq; late in the tenure of Philip Ben- 
ezet, containing about 10 acres. For terms, apply to 
Conyngham and Nesbitt. 

Salem County, West Jersey, March 14, 1768. 
Whereas a certain Philip Cummins, of Kent county, 
on Delaware, did, on or about the middle of October, in 
the year 1767, wrongfully and deceitfully obtain of me, 
the subscriber, a promissory note, for the payment of 
Seven Pounds, payable the first day of this instant March; 
I therefore take this method to request all persons not to 
take any assignment of said note, as I was much wronged 
by said Cummins, and am determined not to pay the same, 
till compelled by law. 

Peter Dubois. 

N. B. Part of said money was attached in my hands by 
one of said Cummins's creditors in said countv of Salem, 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 93 

and a jury of 6 lawful men gave the cause in my favour, 
they judging the note was obtained as aforesaid. 

To be Sold, by the Subscriber, 

A Valuable tract of wood-land, containing i8o acres, 
remarkably well timbered with white oak timber, chiefly 
about 1 8 miles from William Cooper's ferry, and about a 
mile and a half from a landing, a mile from a saw-mill, 
and a mile and a half from a grist-mill, lying near Repo- 
paw Creek, about a mile and a half from Salem Road. The 
land adjoining Solomon Lippincott's and situated in 
Greenwich township, county of Gloucester, and province 
of West New-Jersey. There are 4 acres cleared, a young 
apple orchard, a quantity of inland swamp, which may be 
made very good meadow, with a little labour. Any per- 
son inclining to purchase the said tract of land, may have 
it on paying half the purchase money down, and one year 
to pay the remainder, without interest, giving good secur- 
ity, if required. The title indisputable. For further par- 
ticulars, enquire of John Steelman, living in Clommell, 
about 2 miles and a half from said tract of land. 

N. B. There are several places of worship near the 
same. — The Pennsylvania Gaaette, No. 2048, March 24, 
1768. 

Run away from Caleb Newbold, of Springfield, in the 
county of Burlington, and province of West New-Jersey, 
on or about the middle of June 1766, a servant man, named 
Aaron Gibbs, about five feet seven or eight inches high, 
well sett, much pitted with the small pox, dark hair, coun- 
try born, about twenty five years old, understands how to 
do any farming business : Whoever takes up, and se- 
cures, the said servant in any goal in this province, so as 
his master shall have him again, shall have three pounds 



94 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

reward, and reasonable charges, and if out of the province 
five pounds, paid by me, 

Caleb Newbold. 

The CENTINEL. No. I. 

Hiiinano capitc cervicem pictor equinam 

Jungcre si vclit — ut tnrpitur atruin 

Dcsiiiaf ill pisccin inulicr foniiosa siipcnic — 

Risiiin tcncatis. Plor. Ar. Poet. 

Dr. Chandler's Appeal to the Public in behalf of the 
Clnirch of England in Anieriea, which from his own Ac- 
count, seems rather to be the united Effort of all the 
Clergy in Nezu-York and Nezv Jersey, perfected by the 
kind Assistance of tJie Clergy from the neighbouring 
Provinces, may by this Time be supposed to have circu- 
lated pretty generally. And as the Season advances, when 
we presume these Clergy are again to meet in voluntary 
Convention, this may be the proper Time to propose a 
few Questions for their or if the Dr. pleases for ]iis Con- 
sideration. The performance seems replete with bold ex- 
travagant assertions of facts, many of which have no foun- 
dation in truth; it is greatly deficient in Christian Charity, 
tho' not deficient in low craft, and seems dangerous to the 
civil and religious Liberties of the Colonies in America. 
But I perceive that if any objections be made to his Plan, 
our new Doctor from a persuasion already formed, is pre- 
pared to ascribe them, rather to ''the dexterity and ill zvill 
of the inventors than" to "the real fears and uneasiness of 
the inhabitants." (P. 112) Nay he is so bold, as to assert 
that "every opposition to such plan" as he has proposed, 
"has the nature of persecution and deserz^cs the name." 
(82) Again he says, "if no objections shall be offered, it 
zvill be taken for granted that all parties acquiesce and are 
satisfied." (2) Thus on the one hand, silence is to be 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 95 

construed into assent and approbation, and on the other 
hand, if we object to, or oppose his plan, we are tobe stig- 
matized as persecutors and the worst of mankind. How- 
ever as he seems to admit a possibility that some ''objec- 
tions may continue, zvhich may he thought to deserve no- 
tice" and is pleased to erect an imaginary tribunal, and to 
invite the objectors "to propose them that they may be de- 
bated before that tribunal," it seems hard to oblige those, 
who cannot altogether approve his plan, to yield the case 
untried, or to bear the names of "malicious, ''intolerant, 
"Persecutors, "enemies to all religion "and the church, 
"hot headed zvriters, "pragmatical enthusiasts," &c. nay 
even to have their loyalty called in question. 

I must confess there are some objections to this plan, 
that "continue" with me, and which, to as many as I have 
mentioned them, seem to "deserve notice" but before I 
propose them to be debated before the "tribunal of the 
public," I should be glad the Doctor would deign to ex- 
plain some of his terms, and give us farther information 
on some points, that I shall propose. 

He begins with informing us "that application has been 
made to our superiors, by the Clergy of several of the 
Colonies, requesting one or more Bishops to be sent to 
America;" he complains of "unprecedented hardships," 
and "intolerable grievances." suffered by the "Church" 
the "American Church" the "Church of England in Amer- 
ica" for want of "an American Episcopate" and upon this 
founds his Appeal to the Public. 

We should be obliged to the Doctor, if he would inform 
us in plain terms, who are these superiors to whom the 
Clergy have applied; by whom these Bishops are to be 
sent; by what authority this American Episcopate is to be 
established; or who are the authors of these intolerable 
grievances and unprecedented hardships? that we may the 
better judge, whether the apprehensions on account of our 



96 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

civil Liberties, which this avowed appHcation has raised in 
the minds of many people, be well or ill founded. As he 
has appealed to the public, would it not be proper for him 
to inform us, against whom he appeals? Whether against 
the King his Ministers and the British Parliament, for not 
redressing those grievances, of which he complains, and 
for not establishing Episcopacy in America, as he seems 
to think they ought to have done? Or whether the Ap- 
peal is made against those, who, thro' fear of an invasion 
and infringement of their civil and religious Liberties, 
think it their duty to oppose such an establishment? If 
against the former, the court must indeed be august and 
respectable, which he has constituted to take cognizance 
of our Sovereign and the British Parliament. If against 
the latter, as by the rules of all well established courts, 
both plaintiffs and defendants are excluded from judging 
in their own cause, I fancy there will be few in America 
to sit in judgment. For let the Doctor flatter as much as 
he pleases, if ever the attempt be made, he will find that 
the prejudices and objections of most of our Colonies are 
too deeply rooted and too well founded, for them ever to 
submit quietly to an American Episcopate, established 
over them even by act of Parliament; this would be to 
destroy their charters, laws, and their very constitutions; 
and it will be well if the Doctor and his associates are not 
considered as abettors of Mr. Greenville and those Ene- 
mies of America, who are exerting their utmost endeav- 
ours to strip us of our most sacred, invaluable and inherent 
Rights; to reduce us to the state of slaves; and to tax us 
by laws, to which we never have assented, nor can assent. 
We would also ask the Doctor, why is the application 
made for a Bishop at this particular time when the liberties 
of America are at stake? Why are some insinuations of 
disloyalty thrown out against his American Brethren ? 
For what are the tendency of his political reast)ns, but to 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 97 

inflame the jealousy of the people of Great-Britain? Can 
there be no Bishops without establishments; no ordination 
without act of Parliament? Must this be a new and a 
primitive, or a part of the English Episcopate. 

The claims of the Doctor, without an establishment, 
notwithstanding all his seeming modesty and candour, are 
too great, not to awaken jealousies in the minds of free 
born Americans, if none had been conceived there before. 

The "Church" the American Church, "the Church of 
England in America," are the names by which he affects 
to disting'uish that denomination of Christians, to which 
he belongs. I wish the Doctor would please to define his 
terms, and tell us what he means by Church, and why that 
name should be applied to English Episcopalians only. 
Are not the Lutheran and Calvinist Churches, are not the 
Congregational, Consociated and Presbyterian Churches; 
are not the Baptist, the Quaker and all other Churches in 
America, of what denomination soever they be, members 
of Christ's Catholic Church, if they profess faith in Christ 
and hold the great essentials of Christianity ? Or does he 
mean to lay such a stress on unbroken succession, and on 
Episcopacy as by law established in England, as to make 
these essential to the being of a Church? His words in- 
deed seem to import as much, where he says, "Men may 
ridicule the notion of uninterrupted succession as they 
please" but "if the succession be once broken and the pozv- 
ers of^ ordination once lost, not all the men on earth, not 
all the angels in heaven, zvithout an immediate commission 
from Christ, can restore if. It is as great an absurdity for 
a man to preach zvithout being properly sent, as it is to 
hear zjuithout a preacher, or to believe in him of zvhom they 
have never heard." This may be the Doctor's private 
opinion borrowed from the Nonjurors and other disturb- 
ers of the Church and State during the reigns of King 
William, Queen Ann and King George the first, but surelv 



98 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

it is not the doctrine of the Church of England: it has 
long since been disclaimed by some of its greatest Doctors 
and ablest Divines. However, I should be glad the Doc- 
tor would explain himself further, and try to reconcile 
these high notions with Christian Charity, and with the 
validity of ordination in the foreign Protestant Churches, 
or of those who make no pretence to an unbroken succes- 
sion. The candour of his sentiments and (if we may be- 
lieve him) of the doctrine and belief of the Church of Eng- 
land, with regard to the government of those Churches in 
America, which are not Episcopal, is worthy of notice. 
"If, says he, according to the doctrine and belief of the 
Chnrch of England, none have a right to govern the 
Church hut Bishops, then the American CJinrcli must be 
zvithont government. (27) But lest we may have mis- 
understood him, we desire he may tell us, whether he 
means that the Episcopal Christians are the only Church 
in America, and consequently excludes all other Churches 
who want Bishops, from being members of the American 
Church; or whether he would assert that all others are 
without order and government for want of Bishops, and 
therefore undeserving the name of Churches. 

The "Church of England in America," which he often 
repeats, is a new expression, unwarranted by scripture, not 
known in law, and hardly intelligible in language, and 
therefore wants explanation. We read in scripture of the 
Church of Antioch, of Corinth, and of Rome; and of the 
Churches in Asia and Judea; but we no where read of 
the Church of Jerusalem in Rome, or of the Church of 
Judea in Europe or Asia; in like manner, we hear of the 
Church of England, the Church of Ireland, and the Church 
of Scotland; but the Church of England in America is a 
new mode of expression : Yet by this new fangled term, 
the DcKtor and other Missionaries affect to distinguish 
themselves and their followers, while with an air of arro- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 99 

gance and superciliousness, tliey call other denominations 
of Christians, Dissenters. 

We apprehend this is not a mere impropriety of speech 
adopted by a man who seems not to be one of the most 
correct writers, but a phrase artfully introduced with a 
sinister design. 

The Doctor cannot ha^•e read so little either of civil or 
ecclesiastical history, or be so very little acquainted with 
mankind as not to know the magic of words, and the blind 
devotion paid to names and sounds. The words Pope and 
Priest carry great reverence with them in some countries, 
and terrible confusions and animosities have been raised 
in other countries by the words Church, Clergy, divine 
right, iininternipted succession, indelible character, and 
such like undefined nonsense; we hope the like game will 
never be played in America. 

The "national religion" is another phrase of the Doc- 
tor's, wherewith he graces the peculiar tenets of his 
Church; with what view he uses it, we may easily guess 
from the privileges he has annexed to it, and the doctrine 
he teaches and confirms with an "indeed" concerning it. 
Those, says he, "who dissent from the National Religion, 
have, indeed, no natural right to any degree of civil'or mil- 
itary power." (109) As the Doctor in another place de- 
clares, that "nothing has been asserted in the course of his 
work, but what the author believes, upon good evidence, 
to be true." We hope he will produce his evidence to prove 
this doctrine, which sounds strange in an American ear. 
In the mean time, we would ask him, why might not Chris- 
tianity have been allowed the honour of being called the 
national religion ? Or why is Episcopacy alone honoured 
with that name? Is it because it is established by law in 
England? Is not Presbytery also established by law? 
And was it not established m 1707, a more enlightened 
age surely than that in which Episcopacy was established 



lOO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. I 1 768 

at the reformation? If the one is a national church, be- 
cause estabHshed in England, why not the other, because 
established in Scotland ? But what is this to us in Amer- 
ica ? Because these forms are established in Great Britain, 
must they also be established here? Many thcnisands fled 
to the wilds of America from Episcopal t^n'anny and perse- 
cution, and to enjoy the free exercise of religion in a way 
most agreeable to their consciences, (and as they con- 
ceived) to scripture and reason; established colonies, 
formed governments, framed laws and founded Churches, 
and must all these be termed dissenters, because the doc- 
tor and they differ? Or have they "no natural right to 
any degree of civil and military power." because they are 
not of the national religion. That is, if we believe the 
Doctor, the religion which he, and "the Clergy of flic scz'- 
eral colonies (meaning the missionaries) professT' 

It is not doubted but every man who wishes to be free 
■will, by all lawful ways in his power, oppose the establish- 
ment of any one denomination in America, the preventing 
which is the only means of securing their natural rights, 
to all those at least who may differ from that denomina- 
tion. The Doctor seems sensible that the opposition to 
these loVdly prelates, will not wholly rest with those whom 
he terms Dissenters, that their encroachments in civil mat- 
ters are disagreeable to very many who admit their author- 
ity in the Church; he therefore solemnly assures us, that 
"tJic Bishops" he desires, "shall not interfere with the prop- 
erty or privileges, whether civil or religious of Churchmen 

or Disscniers" "that they shall only ordain and govern 

the Clergy, and administer confirmation to those who shall 
desire it." But when he comes to explain himself farther, 
he cautiously intersperses the words, at " present," now," 
and such qualifying expressions as leave the Bishops when 
once established, a full liberty to revive every claim and 
privilege they have ever made or enjoyed. Even with re- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. lOI 

gards to Tithes (105) while he is obviating objections 
that might be raised on account of them, he expresses him- 
self with such cautions ambiguity, as to leave it doubtful 
whether he does not mean that a Bishop established in 
America may claim and recover them by the laws of Eng- 
land. Nay such Ideas of Grandeur and Magnificence has 
the Doctor united with the word Bishop, that while he is 
pleading for such as he calls primitive Bishops, he hints 
at lordly revenues; he lets us know a committee was ex- 
traordinarily appointed to find out ways and means for 
the maintenance and support of Bishops in America ; (49) 
that a fund has been established for that particular pur- 
pose for more than half a century past;" that many thou- 
sand pounds have been contributed to increase this fund. 
(108) But, "if this stock is not sufficient for the support 
of a proper Episcopate in America," "should a general tax 
he laid 011 the country and thereby a sum raised sutTicient 
for the purpose" "this zvould be no mighty hardship on 
the country;" and he who would think much of paying it, 
deserves not to be considered in the light of a good sub- 
ject. (107) That hereafter they may be invested with 
some degree of civil power worthy their acceptance. ( 1 10) 
In short, hints, that legislative and executive powers may 
both be placed in their hands, (ibidem) And with all 
these princely revenues, with all this accession of power, 
what are they to do? Only to ordain and govern the 
Clergy? No: They are "to defend and protect both the 
Clergy and Laity." These things are so unlike the ap- 
pearance of a primitive Bishop, that we must say, that 
though "at present" we hear the voice of Jacob, we see 
and may "hereafter feel the rough and hairy hands of 
Esau. 

One thing more I would beg to know from the Doctor; 
what assurances (besides his own, which are too weak to 
be relied on in so momentous an affair) are we to have 



I02 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

that Bishops will be sent over with such limited powers? 
attempts are made upon American liberty from a quarter 
where it ought not to be expected. A temper is shewn by 
some leading prelates even now in England, that will not 
suffer us to place a confidence in them. One of them at 
the head of the society for propagating the gospel was not 
ashamed tO' oppose a plan for the conversion of the Indi- 
ans, because concerted by a denomination of Christians 
who "followed not with him." Another of them lately 
attended the board of trade to prevent the grant of a char- 
ter to the Presbyterian Church in New-York. 

But suppose these Bishops sent over with these limitted 
powers, is there any probability that they will be content 
with them ? can we suppose that the Clergy of a Society, 
which thinks itself peculiarly entitled to national favour, 
and asserts itself to be so essentially connected with the 
state, will, if once established ever give ease or peace to 
other Churches in America, whom they now treat as Dis- 
senters, until they have a plenary possession of every priv- 
ilege enjoyed by the Church in England by law estab- 
lished ? With Bishops at their head, will not the cry be 
as loud, if they have not ecclesiastical courts, for discip- 
line and to harrass their neighbours? A Bishop without 
a court, is as unparalleled as any hardship complained of? 
Again must not the Clergy have a maintenance? The 
society for propagating the gospel is not able to provide 
for all that may be ordained; the Episcopal congrega- 
tions cannot maintain them; must they then starve in 
America? When in England they have a legal right to 
the tithes? Will not the cry at last be, nay does not the 
Doctor almost make it already, that they alone have a 
right to all places of power and profit in the colonies as 
well as in England and Ireland, because the most friendlv 
to monarchy? 

We hope the Doctor will explain himself fully, and re- 



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solve the doubts and queries we have here proposed. On 
some other occasion we may enter the Hsts and examine 
his divine right of diocesan Episcopacy; his unbroken 
succession; the connection between natural rights, and a 
national religion; his Doctrine of tithes; the numbers of 
his denomination and their unparalleled sufferings in 
America, &c. &c} N. 

— The Pennsylvania Jonrnal, No. 1320, March 24, 
1768. 

The AMERICAN WHIG. [No. III.] 
And of some have Compassion, making a difference. 

Apostle Jude. 
The first settlers of the Northern colonies fled from the 
cruel persecution of the Church of England to this coun- 
try, which then was an uncultivated wilderness. The In- 
dians soon became jealous of the new settlers, and gave 
them all the disturbance in their power. But those brave 
sons of religion and liberty, chose rather to run the risque 
of the rage and malice of the Indian savages, than of the 
perfidious and persecuting bishops. They continued to 
settle the country, and God, in whom they trusted, ap- 
peared for their defence, and drove out the heathens from 
before them. 

As America is a new country, and the settlers generally 
poor, they are obliged to be very laborious, in order to 
procure a tolerable subsistence for themselves and fami- 
lies. They have ever been, and still are, too much engaged 
in business, to get acquainted with the parties and contro- 
versies that continued in the mother-country, and partic- 
ularly in the Church of England; especially as they hoped, 
that their great enemies the diocesan bishops, would be 



1 The foregoing- article, and those that follow, to p. 120, Inclusive, are 
given as specimens of the arguments used in this controversy. They 
lost in temper and somewhat in cogency as the discussion proceeded. 



I04 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

contented, since they had in effect procured them to be 
banished from the land of their nativity. Indeed, we 
could not but hope, they would have suffered us to live 
in peace in these remote parts of the earth; and that the 
vast Atlantic ocean would have served for a partition be- 
tween us to all generations. But since it appears, that 
their spiritual lordships are invited to follow us, even into 
these distant corners of the earth, it is becoming neces- 
sary to consider, with some degree of attention, the par- 
ties which compose the Church of England. This is re- 
quisite, to shew what little regard is to be paid to those 
ignorant zealots, who assert that there are no parties 
among them, in order that due justice may be done to 
their respective characters; and that it may be clearly 
known who are the persons we intend to censure. For as 
there are many worthy men belonging to that commu- 
nion, equally exposed with the wise and virtuous of every 
other denomination to the pestilent project in embryo, I 
mean the design of importing a cargo of Bishops, it is not 
our intention to give them any offence. 

The reformation was begun in England by Henry the 
Vlllth, and that from no very religious motive. Since 
the Pope refused to grant him liberty to marry, he as- 
sumed to himself the same supremacy in England, which 
the Bishop of Rome had usurped over the Church and 
consciences of men. And he carried this power so exceed- 
ing high, that his subjects were forced to comply with his 
injunctions, or be ruined. The consequence was, that 
while a few embraced the reformation out of conscience, 
multitudes submitted merely to save their estates, and 
avoid persecution. Hence, when Queen Mary commanded 
them to return to popery, they very generally complied. 
Nor is there any reason to think they were, for the most 
part, more sincere in their re-conversion to protestantism, 
at the command of Oueen Elizabeth. And thus the na- 



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tional Church of England was erected; such were the 
greater part of her clerg-y and laity. 

This clearly shews us the origin of two famous parties, 
viz. High-Cliurcli and Loiv-Cliurch, as they are termed 
in England. From the beginning of the reformation, it 
feeing effected so much by force, many who were really 
papists in their hearts, yielded to the times, and conformed 
out of self-interest. Such were always strongly inclined 
to prevent every farther step of reformation ; and chose 
rather again, to coalesce with the Church of Rome. Such 
were always mighty sticklers for pomp in religious wor- 
ship; for rites and ceremonies, and the uninterrupted line 
of succession : And such, in a word, have always been 
the ringleaders in persecuting all, who, from a principle 
of religion and conscience, could not adopt their measures. 
For having themselves no idea about tenderness of con- 
science, they would make no allowance for others. When 
the house of Stuart was called to the throne of England, 
and proved, as is well known by woful experience, a weak 
and tyrannical race of princes, who meditated utterly to 
destroy the liberties of the nation; the high Churchmen 
joined heartily with them, and endeavored to support all 
their measures. The Bishops and Clergy intoxicated 
those monarchs with the most fulsome flattery, assuring 
them, that as viceregents of God, they were not account- 
able to men, and that subjects must obey on pain of dam- 
nation : The kings in return promoted those sycophants 
to great riches and dignity, and permitted them to gratify 
their cruel and popish spirit, by persecuting their fellow 
protestants. And thus they continued to ravage and de- 
stroy the nation, till God, in his merciful providence, put 
an end to their tyranny, by King JVilliani the Illd. of 
glorious memory. But have they been quiet and submis- 
sive since the happy revolution ? No, they greatly dis- 
turbed the peace and comfort of that excellent prince, by 



I06 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

many plots and conspiracies : And they had accompUshed 
the extirpation of the national liberty in the reign of Queen 
Anne, had not the Almighty graciously interfered, and 
again blasted their execrable designs. 

The same restless party raised rebellions in the reigns 
of George the first and second, and involved the nation in 

blood and slaughter. And who are now so earnestly 

desirous of having Bishops introduced into the colonies, 
to lord it over them? Who indeed but the High Church- 
men? Many of the American Missionaries are High 
Churchmen; since they cannot on any other consistent 
plan, justify their conduct in gathering proselytes from 
other communions. They are the true, if not the only, 
descendants and approvers of Arch-Bishop Laud's prin- 
ciples and measures. 

The other party is that which is commonly known by 
the name of Lozu Churchincn, and may be thus character- 
ized. They embraced the reformation from conscience^ 
and have always been disposed to carry it farther; lament- 
ing the unhappy deficiencies of the Church of England; 
the relicks of popery; and the superstitious rites and cer- 
emonies still retained. They have ever been favourable 
to the protestant Dissenters; and firmly attached to the 
civil liberties of their country; to the revolution, and the 
illustrious house of Hanover; but avowed enemies to 
popery slavery, and arbitrary power. These do not desire 
to impose diocesan Bishops to undermine our rights and 
privileges. Nor do the Low ChurcJinien in the eolonies, 
wish for the residence of those ecclesiastic Lords amongst 
us. With this part, which is the worthy part of the Church 
of England, we have no controversy. They are generally 
men of amiable characters; and heartily concurred in 
every lawful and decent measure, in opposing the late 
stamp-act. They are sincere friends to their country; 
and pity it is, that the Missionaries do not learn mc^dera- 



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tion and candour from them ; nor pay more regard to their 
advice and example. Then should we not be perpetually 
stunned with the Church is in danger, the Church is in 
danger; nor with the great importance and necessity of 
rites and ceremonies; nor the introduction of Bishops 

into the American plantations. Whenever therefore, 

in the course of these papers, I shall say any thing respect- 
ing the Episcopal Clergy or laity, that appears harsh or 
invidious, I would always be understood as aiming at the 
High Church party, the restless and implacable enemies 
of our liberty civil and sacred. R. 

— The Nciv York Gazette and Weekly Post Boy, No. 
13 1 7, March 28, 1768. 

A WHIP FOR THE AMERICAN WHIG. 

By Timothy Tickle, Esqr. [No. I. 

Think on their Rapine, Ealshood, Cruelty, 
And that what once they were, they still would be. 

Dryden. 

When a writer publickly attacks men of good character, 
with virulence, and endeavors by sophistry, to set truths, 
which are held sacred by many sincere Christians, in a dis- 
advantageous light; it may be proper to inquire into his 
temper and character, and the motives which set him to 
work. 

These circumstances, I confess, do not much affect the 
intrinsic value of any literary composition : But if this 
latter has a pernicious tendency — either to sow dissentions, 
or raise prejudices among honest men — to unhinge reli- 
gion, or unsettle any of its principles : The shewing what 
quarter it comes from, will often go a good way to confute 
it. 

Thus — if a man of unmeaning phyz, should think proper 
to despise every animated countenance, — or, if a man of 
rueful length of face, should take it into his head to de- 
claim against round faces, and insist that there is no come- 



108 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

liness in any but such as have the same degree of longitude 
with his own, revihng all who dissented in opinion from 
him — If a libertine should write against religion, and try 
to persuade people to throw off all concern about it; — if 
a busy factor in dissention, who has long been a hackneyed 
journeyman in defamation, should begin to scatter his poi- 
son, in order to set well-meaning people together by the 
ears; all who know these circumstances, would immedi- 
ately be on their guard : A knowledge of them would 
serve as an antidote ag'ainst the mischief which artful soph- 
istry might otherwise produce. 

Dr. Chandler, and his Appeal to the Publie. in behalf of 
the Chiireh of England in America, have lately been at- 
tacked with great indecency and fury, by the American 
IVJiig. Now it happens that this attack comes from an 
ambitious, disappointed faction, the members of which are 
well known to have been always enemies to the Church of 
England; who have wantonly endeavoured to revile it, — 
to ridicule many of those truths which its members hold 
sacred, — and who make religion a political engine to ac- 
complish their designs; The unprejudiced reader, upon 
knowing this, will treat it with that neglect and contempt 
it deserves. 

To check the insolence of this faction, is now become 
necessary for many reasons. It is high time for the mem- 
bers of the Churchof England, whose lenity has been much 
and often abused by them, to vindicate themselves from 
the false aspersions of these enemies to peace; and admin- 
ister some wholesome discipline to the author, or authors 
of the American JJliig; — which paper is to be the future 
vehicle of their malice. No. I. is stuffed with low, spuri- 
ous witticisms, misrepresentations, scurrility, buffoonery, 
falshood, abuse, and slander. But to pass by all these, 
the author deserves flagellation for his blunders, with 
which this piece is plentifully begrimed. Take the follow- 



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ing- sample of these, gentle reader, for the present, which 
I beg you would carefully observe. He says, the Appeal 
'■so naturally counterfeits the voice of a sheep, that it is 
not every reader who will discriminate it from that of a 
wolf." As much as to say, — it sings so like a Nightingale 
that you can scarce distinguish its voice from that of a 
hoarse croaking Raven. Or, a thing is so like an egg, that 
you can scarce distinguish it from an oyster. This is the 
mighty man who is to adjust with precision the limits of 
religious Liberty, and defend it from all encroachment ! 
And great things, no doubt, are to be expected from him. 
What were the motives of the present attack on the 
Appeal? Not any thing demanded in the Appeal itself, 
nor the manner in which it is executed. It is written with 
great moderation, and asks nothing but what every de- 
nomination of Christians has a right to, and actually en- 
joys in America, the Church of England only excepted; — 
namely, the liberty of having the institutions of our 
Church, with its forms of discipline and government, to 
v,hich a Bishop, or Bishops, are essentially necessary. 
Yet still with this restriction, — "That the Bishops to be 
"sent to America, shall have no authority, but purely of a 
"spiritual and ecclesiastical nature, such as is derived alto- 
"gether from the Church, and not from the state. That his 
"authority shall operate only upon the Clergy of the 
"Church, and not upon the Laity, or Dissenters of any 
"Denomination. That the Bishops shall not interfere with 
"the property or privileges, whether civil or religious, of 
"Churchmen or Dissenters. That, in particular, they shall 
"have no concern with the probate of wills, letters of 
"guardianship, and administration, or marriage licenses, 
' iior be judges of any cases relating thereto. But that 
"they shall only exercise the original powers of their of- 
"tice, namely, ordain and govern the Clergy, and admin - 
"ister Confinnation to those who shall desire it." This 



I lO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

is the whole of what is desired by the Appeal; nor does 
the warmest advocates for American Bishops even wish 
for more.* 

The American Whig himself, acknowledges that the 
Appeal "asks nothing but what is highly reasonable." And 
the supposed author of this Numb, with others of his fra- 
ternity, have frequently owned it was just and reasonable,, 
that the Church of England, in America, should have 
Bishops on these terms ; nor does it appear that there was 
any intention, until very lately, of writing against it in 
this place. 

What could occasion this change of sentiment, — this 
sudden attack on the Appeal ? All these doleful apprehen- 
sions, as if it were replete with utter ruin to the colonies? 
Those who are acquainted with some late transactions in 
this city, can easily answer these questions. Men who are 
solely guided by ambition and interest, are never steady 
in their conduct. While you gratify these, they will be 
quiet, — but no longer. Thwart them, in the least, and 
they are like so many bears robbed of their whelps. They 
will indiscriminately wreak their vengeance on all that 
come in their way. To gratify it — — 

Elect ere si neqiieant Super os, 

Acheronta movehant. 
This motto was chose some years ago for a periodical 
paper in this city, by a writer who was no stranger, I dare 
say, to our Whig; but as he did not deign to give a trans- 
lation of it, I will beg leave to do it for him here 

If hap'ly should the pow'rs above. 

Reject the vow that's paid them; 
The pow'rs below they'll try to move. 

And rouse all hell to aid them. 
T wish them joy of their company. 

'^Appeal to the public, p 79. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. Ill 

The Appeal had been read and considered long enough 
after its publication. If not approved, why was it not 
then objected to? The reason was, no ambitious attempts 
were then opposed, — no towering expectations were blast- 
ed. Matters went on smoothly; and had they gone on 
in the same manner since, the Appeal might have remained 
in peace, without any molestation from this quarter, not- 
withstanding its trejiieiidous consequences. 

Our Whig pragmatically assumes to be defender-general 
of the "religious Privileges of all Denominations of pro- 
''testants, against the secret or open attempts of their ene- 
'"mies." He must be a cunning fellow indeed to kiiozv and 
counteract those attempts which are secret. But to let this 
pass. Who assigned him this post? Or, who are these 
enemies? If by these he means the author of the Appeal, 
and his friends, why was this not made appear before? 
]f he had such a regard, as he pretends, for the religious 
Liberties of others, — if the Appeal had any tendency to 
infringe those : Surely this magnanimous Champion 
would not have slumbered and slept so long ! The truth is 
as I have mentioned. The spirit of ambition and self in- 
terest, had not met with any check 'till very lately. But 
now that their blooming hopes are withered, the faction 
is enraged to a degree of phrenzy; and the poor Church, 
thro' the Appeal, must fall the devoted victim of their 
vengeance.* 

*It is more than probable tJiat the same motives set some 
Philadelphia engineers to zvork, in writing a paper called 
the Centinel; for in No. I. the transactions alluded to 
above, are mentioned. No other tolerable reason can be 
assigned for their engaging in this controversy now, and 
not before. The alarm, I suppose was given from hence; 
and how widely soever the authors of the American Whig. 
and Centinel, may disagree in other respects: Yet zve sen 
they can unite in abusing tJie Appeal. No. I. of the Cen • 



112 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Some pretence however was necessary to storm the Ap- 
peal; and one was foimd of an extraordinary kind, — such 
perhaps as would be the last thought on by a person who 
possessed the most moderate portion of honesty and char- 
ity. And what was it? Why this — "It is not a primitive, 
"Christian Bishop, that the Dr. and the Convention want. 
"It is a modern, splendid, opulent, Court-favoured, law- 
"dignitied, superb, magnificent, powerful prelate, on whicli 
"their heart is so intent." 

Now to pass over the defects of this last wonderful 
period, in point of propriety and style,— the whole of it I 
aver to be utterly false. There is not a syllable of truth in 
ii. And here I publickly call on this Gentleman to make 
good his assertion, — to produce some sort of satisfactory 
evidence, besides his own bare word, which on this occa- 
sion will not go far, that the Dr. and Convention desire 
such a Bishop. Until he gives some proof of this, he does 
nothing at all. He fights with a phantom his own imagi- 
nation has raised. Like his illustrious predecessor, Don 
Quixote, he encounters wind-mills instead of giants. He 
might as well write against introducing the Pope of Rome, 
or Mufti of Constantinople, and it would be as much to 
the purpose : As writing against the introduction of such 
a Bishop into America, as no one member of the Church, 
either desires, or wishes for. I repeat it again, that until 
the author of the American Whig produces some authentic 
proof or testimonies, that the Clergy want such a Bishop 

tinel, has soiuezvhat more of the appearance of reasoning 
than the Whig; but breaths fJie same raneorous, insohvit 
spirit; and plentifiiUy abounds in misrepresentation, im- 
pertinence, nonsense, &e. &c. As tJie CJiurch of England 
has several able advocates in Pennsylvania, 1 doubt >iot 
but some of them zvill take the Centinel to task, and gi-ve 
him proper eastigation. See the Pennsylvania Journal, 
March 24, 1768. 



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as he has specified, — that they want "to invoh-e America 
"in ecclesiastical bondage," introduce "spiritual courts," 
&c. as he insinuates : He stands convicted by his own dec- 
laration, when he says, "the Appeal asks nothing but what 
"is highly reasonable, — and it were manifest injustice to 
"deny church-men, what in their opinion, their eternal sal- 
"vation so greatly depends on." But if he cannot produce 
any such authentic proof or testimony, which I am fully 
assured he cannot do, the worlds must necessarily look on 
him as an invidious calumniator, a false accuser of the 
brethren; and certainly he knows very well what an an- 
cient, powerful coadjutor he has in this. 

This writer disclaims the fetters of order and system in 
his future productions; and were I to suppose the reason 
of his doing so, is because his principles are opposite to all 
order, it would be shewing him full as much, if not more, 
charity, than he has shewed to Dr. Chandler and the Con- 
vention. Doubtless the IVhig, like his brother-savages, 
will choose to carry on an irregular war. I may not choose 
to follow him in all his twistings and windings. How- 
ever, I shall give him such chastisement, now and then, as 
he deserves. I shall develope his sophistry, I mean such 
as I think worthy of notice, and rescue truth from his fal- 
acies and pervertion. I may sometimes carry the war into 
the enemy's country, and make reprisals; or, digress to 
other subjects, as I think will be entertaining to my read- 
ers. I may not only strip the wolf of his sheep's clothing; 
but also divest the ass of his lion's skin, and then his bray- 
ing will have no other effect, than perhaps to frighten 
women and children. — The New York Gazette and Weekly 
Mercury, No. 857, April 4, 1768. 

To the PRINTER, 
I was pleased to see by your Advertisement in last 



114 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Thursday's New-York Journal, that you intend to repub- 
Hsh in your Paper, the Pieces sign'd An American Whig, 
together with the Answers, and the best Pieces that come 
out in the other Papers upon the Subject of that Contro- 
versy, on both Sides of the Question. The Exhibition of 
the Arguments on both Sides in the same Paper, is cer- 
tainly the most likely Means to enable the Reader to form 
a just and equitable Judgment; — and if we must needs be 
forced into this religious Controversy, your Proposal bids 
the fairest for deciding it according to Truth and Justice. 
But at the same Time, as a hearty Friend to the British 
Colonies, I cannot but express my Concern, that this Con- 
troversy should have been begun at such a Time as this, — 
when the united Efforts of all the Colonies are so neces- 
sary for the preservation of their Constitutional Rights 
and Liberties. 

The Introduction of such a Dispute at this Time, I con- 
ceive to be in many respects extremely injudicious, — as it 
will tend to take off the public Attention from the Mai)i 
Chance, to disunite, and set us to quarreling among our 
selves, and give our Enemies an Advantage over us : Be- 
side the Time is quite improper for the Discussion of the 

Subject; When our Minds are in a State of anxious 

Concern, whether we are henceforth to consider our- 
selves as having any other Relation to Great-Britain but 

as being her Slaves, whether we have any Fart or Lot 

in her beloved Constitution and the Rights of Nature— 
which have always been our Boast and our Glory ; — wheth- 
er we are a Nation of generous Freemen, or of abject des- 
picable Slaves? In such a State of dread Suspence, can 

our Minds be in a proper Frame for determining the subtil 
Disputes between Arminians and Calvinists, Church Men 
and Presbyterians? These Matters have of themselves 
been often found sufficient to set whole Kingdoms in a 
Flame, and shall we 7ieedlcssly kindle the Fire of Conten- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I 15 

tion among ourselves, when our dearest Interests are in 
Danger, from false Friends within, and open Enemies 
without ? 

Can we think the Designs of this Author of Dissention, 
this Sower of Discord among us, are friendly to the Eng- 
lish Constitution and Government, or the Rights of these 
Colonies ? When these were in the most imminent Danger 
of being overturned and torne from us by the Stamp-Act, 
did this Author, or his Party stir a Finger to prevent it? 
Or have they done any Thing since, in favour of the Eng- 
lish Constitution and American Rights, tho' these have 
been repeatedly attack'd, by the Acts, for Billeting Sol- 
diers, for imposing Duties, &c? On the Contrary, has 

not this Attempt of the American Whig to disunite us, a 
manifest Tendency to bring upon us all the Evils that 
threaten us, and reduce us to a State of general Confusion ? 
And is it not, from a careful Review of every Circum- 
stance, at 'least highly probable, that he and his Party 
would rejoice in a Disunion between Great-Britain and her 
Colonies, and would be among the first to change a Mon- 
archical for a Republican Government? Which may 

Heaven avert! 

A Son of Liberty. 

— The Nezv York Jounml and General Advertiser, 
No. 13 18, April 7, 1768. 

Verdicus's Verses to the Whig Writer. 

Mr. GODDARD, 

Please to give the following lines a place in your next 
weekly paper. 

\Vhat the deuce is the matter ? What daemon of late. 
Has awaken'd the fury of strife and debate? 
Ho! ye Sons of contention, pray whither so fast? 

Don't ye know that "a cobbler should stick to his last?" 

Then why, ye pert JVhigs, ye dull Centinels, why 



Il6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Do ye fly in a passion and make such a cry 

About Church-men and Bishops; why make such a-do 

About other mens matters? What is it to yon 

Whether Bishops are sent us or not? If we choose 

To recjuest such a favour, must yon fih the news 

With invectives and scandal ? Perhaps you may find 

That, shou'd we condescend to repay you in kind, 

There's enough to be said in reply to your spleen; 

But in such dirty work we disdain to be seen. 

Yet occasion may happen to call for a sprig 

Not of laurel, but birch, for a libelling Whig. 

When a Seabury therefore stands forth, as the friend 

Of sincerity, honour and truth, to defend 

The Convention from slander and groundless abuse, 

Take the hint, Mr. Whig, you may find it of use; 

It may serve to convince you. we're not quite so tame 

As not to repel an attack on our fame, 

But that when you assert what is false, zve'll reply 

To your malice, and prove your assertion a lie. 

But observe — — this is no indiscriminate charge 
Brought at random against a profession at large: 
For, of every sect, there are many who merit 
The praise of a generous catholic spirit, 
Of probity, candour and truth; and we deem 
Such a character worthy our love and esteem, 
Notwithstanding we find it, as often we may, 
Among those whom we judge to be sJieep led astray. 

So that if in the present debate you should find 
We reply with some warmth, do, for once, be so kind, 
Ye grave Centinels, JJ'higs, and all other abettors. 
Of the scurrilous writers of scandalous letters. 
Once for all, be assur'd what we tell you is true, 
It is not at Dissenters, as such, but at you, 
At you only we level our aim, and determine 
No such insolent, meddling, anonymous vermin 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 11/ 

Shall be suffered among us to sculk, zuitJi iiupitiiity. 
To disturb our repose, and infest the community 
By sowing- the seeds of dissention and strife 
Among those who wou'd fain lead a peaceable life. 

Not that we would debar you the use of the quill; 
Only stick to tlic truth, and then scribble your fill. 
But alas ! in that case, you'll have nothing to say; 
For, ill truth, 'tis as clear as the Sun at noon-day, 
That the Church's request for a Bishop or two, 
And whether she gets them or not, is to yon 
And all other Dissenters, a matter in which 
You have no more concernment, than whether my Bitch 
Be a New-found-land Spaniel (and here — to be plain — ■ 
She conies in for the rhyme) or a pointer from Spain. 

Thus you see all the clamour you're making is founded 
In falshood at last, and the spleen of a Roundhead. 

VERIDICUS. 

, in New-Jersey. 

April 4th, 1768. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 66, April ii, 
1768. 

Mr. Printer, 

When the Church appears to be so deliberately attacked, 
and a Series of Papers are to be laid liefore the Public to 
raise a Party against her, and to prevent her enjoying her 
ecclesiastical Government, equally with his Majesty's other 
Subjects, — it may not be improper to shew the Public who 
they are that oppose her, and to guard against the Insinu- 
ations of those who are her professed Enemies; — be 
pleased therefore to insert the following. Z. 

No Protestants have ever given the Government so 
much Trouble, nor shewn such fixed and Rooted Enmity 
to the established Church, as that Denomination called 
Presbyterians : — Whether this arises from real zeal for the 



Il8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Cause of Christianity or any other Motive, may be an In- 
quiry. At present, I will pass over every Thing that 

hath happened on the other Side the Atlantic, and only 
take a View of them upon, and since their Settlement on 
this Continent. — in Britain, they were ever calling out for 
Toleration and claimed it as a Right. Upon their Settle- 
ment in America, their Spirit of Persecution broke out in 
full Blaze ; and no sooner had they the Power, than every 
Denomination, particularly the Quakers, very sensibly felt, 
that this Sect of Men, have little other "Grace than what 
is founded in Dominion." While other Denominations 
have contented themselves, with the free Exercise of their 
Religion, and an equal Share in the Offices of Govern- 
ment, this Restless Sect has in every Colony either at- 
tempted, or actually seized all Power, and shewn an equal 
Disposition to tyrannize over all others; to root out not 
only the established Religion, but every other Denomina- 
tion from these Colonies. — — Hardly a Colony on the 
Continent, but has groaned under their Tyranny, or been 
agitated by violent Parties fomented by these People, to 

advance and procure their favourite Point, Dominion. 

The eastern Governments are a Proof of the first, and the 
Parties in New- York and Pennsylvania, are recent In- 
stances of the latter. But sensible, that their darling 

Point can never be attained, while the Church, as by law 
established stands in their Way, they have ever paid their 

greatest Attention to prevent its Increase. How have 

they calumniated her Ministers, and ridiculed her Cere- 
monies from Time to Time, as best suited their Purposes ? 
And when she asks, only equal Toleration on this Conti- 
nent with them, their Pens are employed to alarm the Peo- 
ple that some Encroachment is intended upon their reli- 
gious Liberties; and according to the Candor of these 
Men, every Story, whether true or false, we may expect to 
see revived, and new ones propagated, to prevent that 



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Church from being able to stem them in their Career to 
Power, and hinder them from assuming Dominion ever 
all others. During a late Administration, the Province of 
New-Jersey, saw and felt the Effects of Presbyterian 
Power; her seats of Justice, &c. Commissions of the 
Peace, were preferably conferred upon them; their Meet- 
ing houses, which now they affect to call Churches, were 
every where incorporated, while Charters were denied, not 
only to Churches, as by Law established, but to other Dis- 
senters, who had equal Right with Presbyterians. ^The 

Instances of their Lust for Power, and uncharitable Treat- 
ment of those who differ from them in Opinion, are noto- 
rious every where; nor have they ever shewn a Zeal for 
Religion, or a charitable Disposition to their fellow Chris- 
tians, but when it suited their Purposes and favoured their 

darling Scheme. At this Time, when Peace and 

Christian Charity should most abound among us, that 
Spirit again raises its Head, aims to throw the Continent 
into Confusion, and "sow the Seeds of Discord," to pre- 
vent the Church from having its Government fully and 
freely enjoyed; and that too after the Church has, for 
many Months laid before all Denominations, in an honest: 
Appeal, the Difficulties she labours under, and the Means 
she proposes to procure Redress; which is in a Manner, 
that can give no one Sect any reasonable Cause of Offence : 
Nay, it hath been repeatedly acknowledged, by some of 
the best of them, to be a Measure which they cannot disap- 
prove of; and what the American Whig owns to be 
"highly reasonable." But it then suited their Politics to 
be silent; it now suits their Purpose to kick up a Dust, 

and inflame and divide all Men as much as possible. 

All other Dissenters need not be told, that in the Ruin of 
the Church will be involved the Ruin of them all, except- 
ing the Presbyterians : And as they have never experi- 
enced, nor can from any Thing proposed in the Appeal, 



I20 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

entertain a Doubt that the Church intend? the least Injury 
to the rehgious or civil Rights of any Dissenters; so, 1 
hope they will not be led away by the Arts and Insinua- 
tions of these Men, to join in a Cry raised only to prevent 
the Professors of the Church of England, from enjoying 
the like Freedom in Church Government with Dissenters, 
— but will attend to their Reasonings, if happily any may 
Yje found in their Publications, and not permit Witticisms, 
or Insinuations unsupported by good Authority, to beguile 
their Understandings; and if then they discover, that the 
Church meditates any Thing against their civil or religious 
Liberties, it will be their Duty to prevent it : But, if. on 
the other Hand, it shall be found, that she hath no such 
Intentions, Christian Charity must induce them, not to 
deny her equal Toleration with themselves. Z. 

— The Nczv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
8sS, April II, 1768. 

Four Pounds Reward. 

Stolen out of the stable of the subscriber, living in 
the township of Manington, county of Salem, and prov- 
ince of West New-Jersey, on the 13th instant, a straw- 
berry roan mare, about thirteen hands three inches high, 
has a white blaze in her face, short switch tail, and is a 
natural pacer; she is supposed to be stolen by one Law- 
rence Osborne, alias Tinnamore, who calls himself a 
Frenchman, but is supposed to be an Hibernian; he had 
on when he went away, a dark coloured great coat, very 
long, a light coloured under coat, red plush jacket and 
buckskin breeches. He took with him his own gelding, 
M^hich has a short tail, and is nearly of the same colour as 
the mare. Whoever takes up the above described thief, 
so that he may be brought to justice, and secures the said 
mare, so that the owner mnv have her again, shall have 



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the above reward, or forty shillings for either, and rea- 
sonable charges paid, by 

Preston Carpenter. 
Salem, March 29, 1768 

To Be Sold, 
At pubHc Vendue, on Thursday the 14th of April next. 
All that valuable Plantation or Farm, situate, lying 
and being, at Millstone, near Somerset Court-House, in 
the Province of Nezv- Jersey, containing 414 Acres and 
an Half of good Land, whereof 150 Acres is very well 
timbered, and 16 Acres of well improved Meadow, three 
bearing Orchards; a very convenient Dwelling-House on 
the said Farm, with four Rooms on a Floor, and a Fire 
Place in each Room; also a Kitchen, a Milk Room and 
Cellar under the Flouse, two good Gardens fronting the 
House, with an Avenue between leading to the House, 
and two good Barns on the said Premises; the whole 
being in good Repair. Likewise to be sold, at the Time 
and Place aforesaid, a very good House and Lot of Land, 
being about a Quarter of an Acre, and a Smith's Shop, 
being very convenient for that Business, as there is none 
within two Miles, or suitable for any other Tradesman. 
The said Lot is adjoining to the above-mentioned Farm. 
The Conditions of Sale will be made known at the Time 
and Place of Sale, and due Attendance given by 

Edmund Leslie. 

N. B. Any Person inclining to purchase the above said 
Premises, before the Day of Sale, may apply to the Sub- 
scriber, or to Mr. Peter Schcnk, who has Power for the 
same. The Vendue to begin at 10 o' Clock. — The New 
York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 13 17, March 28, 
1768. 

All Persons who have any Demands on the Estate of 



122 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

the late Augustine Moore, Esq; Attorney at Law, at Mor- 
ris Town, deceased, are desired to send the same to Mary 
Moore, sole Executrix, that they may be adjusted; and 
all those who are indebted to said Estate on Bond, Note, 
or otherwise, are desired to make speedy Payment, or they 
will be prosecuted. 

Morris Town, March i, 1768. 

Vesuvius Furnace, at Newark, 
in New-Jersey. 
A Single Man, well recommended, who understands 
moulding and casting of Iron Hollow Ware, in all its 
branches, may hear of good Encouragement, by applying 
to Mr. James Abeel, Merchant, in New- York, or to Moses 
Ogden, at said Furnace. — The Nezv York Gazette and 
Weekly Mereury, No. 856, March 28, 1768. 

Public Notice is hereby given, that the Trustees of 

Queen's College are to meet the Second Tuesday in May 

next, at New-Brunswick. 

David Marinus,-"- Clerk. 

To be sold, at public Vendue, on the 20th Day of April 
next, on the Premises, by the Subscriber, and entered 
upon immediately. 

The noted tavern in Shrewsbury, at the corner of the 
street and sign of the blue ball; together with orchards, 
out-houses, gardens, &c. Also four other lots of land and 
meadow, containing about 150 acres. They will be sold 
together or separate, as will best suit the purchaser or pur- 
chasers. Any person applying before the day of sale for 
said tavern or lots, may know the terms from the sub- 
scriber, who will give an indisputable title for the same. 

1 Pastor for many years of the Reformed Dutch churches at Acquack- 
anonk (now Passaic) and Totowa (now Paterson). 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 12 3 

The conditions, if sold publickly, will be made known at 
the time and place, by Josiah Halstead. 

N. B. One or more likely Negro boys to be sold, at 
private sale, the same time, or before, who can be well 
recommended. 

Broke out of gaol in Sussex-county, New-Jersey, the 
following prisoners, viz. William Davidson, and Eb- 
enezer Drake, debtors; and John Scantling, an Irish 
servant, belonging to David Gold. Davidson, is a small 
man, has yellowish hair, and is somewhat bald headed; 
Drake, a smallish man, with black hair somewhat curled : 
These two are supposed to be in New-York. Scantling, 
is a stout lusty fellow, has black hair, and had on a blue 
jacket, and Indian stockings; he loves drink, seems fond 
of the water, and it is supposed will endeavour to get to 
sea; all masters of vessels are therefore cautioned and 
desired, not to employ or carry him off, as they would 
avoid the penalty. Whoever takes up the said persons, or 
either of them, will have three pounds reward for each 
one delivered to the subscriber, besides all reasonable 
charges, viz. For the servant, from the said Daniel 
Gould, and for the other two from 

Jacob Starn, High Sheriff, of said County. 

Ferdinand 

A Beautiful dark bay Horse, near 
Cut ] seventeen hands high, rising eight 
years old; was brought to America 
about eighteen months ago, by the sub- 
scriber, for the improvement of the 
breed of horses in America. The sire of him was a fa- 
mous Spanish horse, belonging to Lord Kintire, in Scot- 
land, sent to his Lordship by his brother, from Spain : For 



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OF 

Horse 



124 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

shape and complete make in all his parts, he is allowed by 
the best judges to equal if not to exceed any horse brought 
from Europe to this part of America; will serve mares 
the ensuing season at Morrisdon, in the county of Mon- 
mouth, East New-Jersey, for the sum of four pounds 
proclamation; and if the mares don't prove with foal, 
they may be brought and served the next season, for two 
pounds proclamation. 

N. B. Good pasture for mares, at a reasonable rate. 

Michael Ke;arney.^ 

— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
13 1 7, Mar ell 31, 1768. 

Philadelphia, March 31 

Captain Mansfield, from Salem, in New England, on 
the 22d Instant, off Long-Island, spoke a Schooner, Cap- 
tain Talbot, from Virginia for Salem. He says, he was 
informed by a Cape May Pilot, that off of the Five Fathom 
Bank, he saw floating the Quarter Deck entire, and also 
Part of the Bows of a Vessel, which he though to have 
been a Brig; the Quarter Deck was clean scraped, sup- 
posed to be inward bound. 

Captain Allen, from the Grenades, on the 23d spoke 
with Captain Parker, from this Port for Boston, 8 Hours 
from our Capes. 

Stolen, as is supposed, in the night of the 24th of 



1 Michael Kearny was a son of Michael Kearny, an eminent citizen 
ot New Jersey. Michael. 2d. entered the British navy. In 1769 he wa.s 
recommended by tJov. Franklin for a seac in the Council, as a "Gentle- 
man who has a Commission in His Majesty's Nav\'. but resides at 
])"esent on his Paternal Estate in Monmouth County, and is related to 
some of the principal Families in the Colony." His residence was on 
the Morris estate. He died unmarried. — Whitt iKod'f; Perth Amhaij, 92; 
y. J. Archives, X., 132. Mr. Whitehead says he was a son of Sarah, 
dau. of I,ewis Morris (and Isabella, his wife); but Mrs. Lewis Morris, 
In her will, dated Aug. 9. ]7)6. proved April 20, 1752, does not mention 
him, although particular to namei all her children, and children of her 
deceased daughters, Kearny and Isabella. It is not unliktM\- that 
Michael, 2d. was a son of Michael. 1st. by his second wife, Elizabeth 
Eritz or Britain (who was not known to Mr. Whitehead), who was also 
the mother of Philip, the eldest son (born at sea) of Michael. 1st. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 25 

March, out of the stable of the subscriber, in Newtown, in 
Gloucester county, and western division of New-Jersey, a 
dark brown, or rather black horse, having no white on him 
but a saddle mark, about 14 and a half hands high, paces 
and trots, is used to the gears, branded on the near side 
with I on the shoulder, and C on the buttock. Whoever 
will bring the said horse to the subscriber, shall have 
Thirty Shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by 

Joseph Kaighn 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2049, March 31, 
1768. 

The CENTINEL. No. IL 

In my last Paper I took Notice of some of the favorite 
cant Words in Dr. Chandler's Appeal, &c which he has 
used to amuse and impose on the Public; the common 
Practice of designing Men, who want to raise Disturb- 
ances in Church or State 

The true but latent Reason, as it seems, was to 

prepare the Way for Episcopal Dominion; Hence it 
came to pass that tho' many Missionaries were sent to 
America, with Salaries paid them out of the Money sub- 
scribed for converting Heathens to Christianity, not more 
than two or three (just enough to talk of and keep up the 
Pretence) were ever sent among the Indians, the rest were 
chiefly employed in New-England, New-York, New-Jer- 
sey and Pennsylvania, and settled in the Cities and larger 
Towns and Villages, in which the regular public Worship 
of God had been long before duly kept up and a Ministry 
maintained."^ .... 

[signed] N. 

^TJie Candid Doctor Bray the Bishop of London's Com- 
missary in Maryland, just before tJie Incorporation of the 



126 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Society (ivJw our Doctor calls the Father of the Society) 
after having taken great Pains to inform himself, says, 
"that from Nezv-York NortJnvard he found very little 
Need of Missionaries and in the Colonies of Connecticut 
and the Massachusetts, none at all - - - - And yet in 
iy6i there were jo Salaried Men employed by the Society 
IP Nezv-England, J5 in New-York, N ew-J ersey and Penn- 
sylvania, and only 14 in all the other Continent and Island 
Colonies, altho' poor blind Heathen Negroes make up the 
Body of the People in most of these last mentioned. — The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1321, March 31, 1768. 

Philadelphia March 28. We hear from Salem County, 
New- Jersey, that on Saturday Evening the 19th Inst, there 
was the highest Tide there, that has been known by the 
oldest Man now living, which occasioned the Loss of sev- 
eral Hundred Sheep and Lambs, besides many horned 
Cattle, Hogs, &c. and had done great Damage to the Tide 
Banks. — Supplement to the Nezv York Journal or General 
Advertiser, No. 13 17, April 2 (?), 1768. 

To Be Sold, 
At Public Vendue, on Monday the i8th Day of April next, 
at One of the Clock, at Canoe-Brook, in Essex County. 
A Good Plantation, whereon TJieophilus JVard, now 
lives; containing 225 Acres of choice good Land, with a 
pleasant Stream running through it. whereon is a good 
Saw-Mill, the half of which is to be sold with said Planta- 
tion, also a good House, and about 140 Apple Trees, 100 
of which begins to bear, also a large Nursery; there is 
near 40 Acres of Land cleared, and in good Fence, and 
near half of said Plantation is a very good Swamp, which 
can be easily made the best of Meadow, some of it is al- 
ready cleared, and in Fence; said Plantaticin is but 10 
Miles from Nczvark Landing, and 12 Miles from FJi::.a- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 12/ 

beth-Tozvn; the Title is good, and the Purchaser can have 
long Payments for three-fourths of the Purchase Money, 
with paying one- fourth down, and Security for the Rest; 
and if it should best suit the Purchasers, I will sell it in 
two Lotts, one of 125 acres, and the other of 100 Acres; 
the Land is well timbered : Any Person inclining to pur- 
chase before the Day of Sale, may inform themselves of 
further Particulars, by applying to Samuel Ward, on 
Statcn-hland, or TJieophilus Ward on the Premises, 
where said Vendue will be held. 

Samuel Ward. 

— The New York Cassette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
13 18, April 4, 1768. 

Friend Goddard, 

Suifer me, through the channel of thy paper, to offer 
a zvord of expostulation to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Bradbury 
Chandler, the Society's Missionary at Elizabeth-Town, on 

his late publication. Thine, 

Probitas. 

To the Reverend Dr. Chandler. 
RezL Friend, 

The seeming candour with which thou hast thought 
proper to usher thy performance into the world, induced 
me to give it a serious reading, in hopes therein to find 

somewhat tending to edification 

[signed] Thy friend in all things honest, 

Probitas. 

Just published at Nezv-York, and to be sold by the 
Printer hereof, 
A COMPANION for the Young People of North- 
America, particularly recommended to those within the 
Provinces of New-York, Nezu- Jersey, and Pennsylvania, 



128 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^768 

calculated for the Promotion and Furtherance of Chris- 
tian Decorum among Families, to excite a laudable and 
Christian Emulation among young People, to pursue the 
Paths that lead to real Religion : By attempting to dis- 
cover the Beauties of a virtuous Life, and remove all Ob- 
jections against being religious. By AHIMAAZ HAR- 
KER, a Candidate for the Ministry.-*- 

77/t' Spring Fair ■luill be held at Princeton, on IVednes- 
day and Thursday the 20th and 21st Instant. — The Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle,^ No. 65, April 4, 1768. 

Seventeen Pounds Reward, 

For returning or securing the five following Runa- 
ways, viz. A very small Man, Thomas Bealie, who es- 
caped from Sussex Gaol, in New -Jersey, about eight Days 
ago, has remarkably large Eyes, is an English Man, and 
said he was well acquainted with one Mr. Higgins living 
in the City of New-York. 

Four Men who went off from Change Water Forge, in 
Stissex County, the 26th Instant, viz. 

Jacob Newtown, about 37 Years of Age, a sturdy reso- 
lute Man, about 6 Feet high, born in New-England, by 
Trade a Black-Smith, and Collier, but laterly employ'd as 
a Wood Cutter; his Apparel is not remembered. Another 
Man named Cornelius, (his Surname unknown) about 5 
Feet ID or 11 Inches high, full faced, broad shoulder'd, 
and had on a Felt Hat. William Morris, about 35 Years 
of Age, 5 Feet 5 Inches high, speaks broad English; had 
on a blue Coat, faced with Red, a Pair of cloth Breeches, 
a Check Shirt, and an old Felt Hat. These three Men 
took with them three narrow Axes, two Guns, and an 

1 Son of th<' Rtv. Samiuel Marker. Presbyterian minister at Black 
River, Morris county. He and his father were drowned at sea. while 
tlie son was on a voyage to Eng-land to be ordained to the ministry in 
the Church of England. See N. J. Archi\'es. XX.. 160. note. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 29 

Irish Servant Man, named Thomas Murphy, whom it is 
supposed they win endeavour to seU as their own Prop- 
erty; he is about 20 Years of Age, 5 Feet 5 Inches high, 
has black Hair, is a Shoe-Maker by Trade, had on a Sail- 
ors blue Waistcoat, and under Waistcoat, a Pair of new 
Buckskin Breeches, new fulled Stockings, and a felt Hat. 
It is thought they will endeavour to get to New-England, 
or the upper Part of New- York Government. Whoever 
takes up and returns all or any of the said Persons, or se- 
cures them, so that they may be brought to the Subscriber, 
giving him proper Notice, shall receive for the Man first 
mention'd, who escaped from Gaol, Five Pounds, and for 
each of the others so secured or returned, Three Pounds 
Reward for each, besides all reasonable Charges. 

Jacob Starn. , 



I' Cut 

^ OF 



A Purse of Fifty Dollars, 

To be run for on Monday the sec- 
ond day of May next, at Perth- Amboy, 
free for any horse, mare or gelding, 
not more than half blood, (Mr. Mor- 
HoRSE j j-is's mare Strumpet excepted) carry- 
ing weight for age, to run the two mile 
heats; (any horse winning two heats 
to be entitled to the purse) not less than four reputed run- 
ning horses will be allowed to start; the entrance money 
to be run for the day following; the winning and dis- 
tanc'd horses excepted, to be entered on or before the thir- 
teenth day of April, with Richard Carnes, jun. or Isaac 
Bonnell, paying three dollars, entrance or double at the 
post. For further sport, the same day, a complete saddle, 
bridle, and whip, will be run for by common horses. 
Perth-Amboy, March 28, 1768. 

— The Nczv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
13 18, April 7, 1768. 



130 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

To he SOLD^ 

No. I. A Plantation, being a part of a tract of land, 
situate on the main branch of Great Timber Creek, in the 
township of Deptford, and county of Gloucester, in the 
province of West New-Jersey, containing about 200 acres, 
20 of which were lately cleared, with a sufficient quantity 
of meadow, and more may be made; - - - the remaining 
part is well timbered land; on this place is a new log- 
house and other improvements; about one mile distant 
from a landing on said creek, and half a mile from a grist 
mill, fulling mill, and Meeting-house, and 8 miles from 
the town of Gloucester. 

No. 2. A piece of good young cedar swamp, containing 
about 60 acres, on a main branch of Great Egg-Harbour 
river, called Squancum, about 15 miles from a landing 
on Timber Creek, in the county and province aforesaid. 

No, 3. A piece of cedar swamp, of about 20 acres, 
which lies higher up the said branch, and nearly adjoining 
the above 60 acres. 

No. 4. A right to 200 acres of land, to be taken up in 
the Western division of the province of New-Jersey afore- 
said. 

No. 5. A good frame tenement, and lot of ground 
, . . . in the county of Kent, on Delaware 

No. 6. A new brick house .... in Philadelphia. 

No. 7. A small plantation in Passyunk township .... 

Any person or persons who shall incline to purchase, for 
title and terms, which will be made easy, may apply to 
John Heaton, near the Drawbridge, Philadelphia.— T/i£? 
Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2050, April 7, 1768. 

By virtue of a writ, to me directed, on the first day of 
June next, will be exposed to sale, by public vendue, at the 
dwelling-house of John English, jun. in the township of 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I3I 

Great Egg-Harbour, at lo o'clock in the forenoon of said 
day, oxen, cows, horses, and yonng cattle, a pair of tim- 
ber wheels, and waggon, a desk and book-case, a case of 
walnut drawers, sundry feather l^eds, and other articles 
of houshold furniture, too tedious to mention. And upon 
the same day and place, between the hours of 12 and 5 in 
the afternoon, will be exposed to sale, by public vendue, 
the plantation whereon the said John English now lives, 
containing 150 acres, 100 acres of which is good marsh 
or meadow ground, a good dwelling-house, saw-mill, and 
grist-mill on the premises, supplied with water by a large 
and constant stream, an orchard, and 30 acres of upland 
cleared, situate on the east side of Great Egg-Harbour 
river, where boards, lumber or any kind of produce, may 
easily be carried to the tide. Also the following tracts of 
pine land, adjoining the above, viz. 11 1 acres, and 239 
acres ; and another plantation, situate near the above, con- 
taining 107 acres, with a dwelling house, and other im- 
provements, thereon. And also, all other the real and per- 
sonal estate of the said John English, being seized, and 
taken in execution by me 

Samuel Blackwood, Sheriff. 

N. B. If any part of the above lands should not be 
sold on the day above mentioned, the sale will be pro- 
ceeded on the next day, and the purchaser may have credit 
for part of the purchase money. 

To be sold, by Way of public Vendue, on Monday, the 
25th Day of this instant April, at 10 of the Clock in the 
Forenoon, a Fulling Mill, with a fine Stream of Water, 
situate in Allen-Town, East Jersey, with three Pair of 
Sheers, and all Utensils, for carrying on the Fulling Busi- 
ness, with sundry Kinds of dying Stufifs, a good Dwelling- 
House, with two Acres and a Half of Meadow, just by 



132 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

the Mill; likewise two Lots of very good Wood Land, 
within about two Miles of said Allen-Town, one about 
nineteen Acres, the other Twelve, with sundry Kinds of 
Houshold Goods, and a young Milch Cow. All the above 
mentioned Premises being late the real Estate of Isaac 
Price, deceased. Where Attendance will be given, and 
the Terms of Sale made known, by Peter Brewer, and 
Nathan Robins, Executors. — The Pennsylvania Gacette, 
No. 2050, April 7, 1768. 

The CENTINEL. No. IIL^ 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1322, April 7, 
1768. 

To be sold at public Vendue on Monday the second Day 
of May next, or at private Sale any Time before, on 
the Premises, situate about 200 Yards from the 
Court House at Hackinsack in Bergen County. New- 
Jersey. 

Four Lots of Land with the Houses 
and Lnprovements thereon, viz. A 
good Dwelling House, 40 Feet by 21, 
two Stories and a half high ; a joiner's 
Shop, a Barn, &c. each Lot is 43 Feet 
in Front and 150 in Length, they lie 
on the Road that leads to New-York, 
have a navigable Creek behind them, convenient for W^ater 
Carriage, and would be suitable either for a Gentleman or 
Tradesman : Any Person inclining to purchase, may ap- 
ply to the Subscriber on the Premises, who will give a suf- 
ficient Title. Isaac Kingsland.'^ 
— Supplement to the A^rTc York Journal or General 
Advertiser, No. 13 17, April 9, 1768. 

1 Two columns and a half, .signed X. 

2 Probably son of Edmund Kinssland and his wife, Mary. dau. of 
William Pinhorno. Isaac was commissioned Sheriff of Bergen county. 
September 1, 176L'. 



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OF 

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1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 133 

To be sold at publick Vendue, on Tuesday the 19th Day 
of this Instant April, on the Premises. 
Two Farms, now in the possession of Johannes Schenck, 
situate at Reading-Town, in Hunterdon county, New- Jer- 
sey, about one mile from a large merchant mill, and store, 
in a thick settled part of the country, and a good neigh- 
bourhood. The one containing 232 acres of very good 
land and meadow, with a good dwelling house, and large 
barn, both new, and a very good orchard on it, and is well 
watered; the other farm adjoining thereto, containing 200 
acres, also very good land and meadow, with a house, and 
barn, and a very good orchard thereon, also well watered, 
&c. The said farms are so situ.ated that they may make 
one large regular farm. The purchaser may have a twelve 
months' time to make the first payment, without interest. 
At the same time and place, will also be sold, negroes, hor- 
ses, cattle, sheep, hogs, waggons, ploughs, harrows, far- 
mers utensils, houshold furniture, green wheat, and some 
shop goods, &c. 

To be sold, a Plantation, lying in IMiddlesex, East-New- 
Jersey, about 7 Miles South from Amboy, and within 2 
Miles of a Landing where ten Cord Boats load. Also a 
Lot of salt Meadow, lying at said Landing. The Planta- 
tion contains about 300 Acres of Land, 130 of which are 
cleared, 15 of good fresh Meadow fit for mowing, and 30 
Acres more may be made; the Wood Land is well tim- 
bered. There is on said Plantation, a good Dwelling- 
House, built of Stone, with four Rooms on a Floor; a 
good Stone Well, Barn, and Orchard that contains 250 
Trees of the best of Fruit. Whoever inclines to purchase 
the Whole, or Part of the above Premises, may apply to 
Thomas, or Joshua Warn, living on the Premises. 

I Hereby inform all Persons that have any Demands 



134 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

on me the Subscriber, that they will oblige me in sending 
in their Accounts by the first Day of June next, that they 
may be settled; and also all Persons that stand indebted 
to me, that they are desired to discharge the same by the 
said Day, when I would chuse to close all my Accounts, 
as I then intend to enter into Partnership with Uzal Ward, 
in Trade; and further acquaint my Customers, and others, 
that I now have a good Assortment of Goods, which I 
will sell cheap for Cash or short Credit. 

Newark, March 31, 1768. Joseph Hedden. 

A new erected Stage, 
For Passengers, 
Kept by Thomas Davis, of Newark, will set out from 
thence every Wednesday and Thursday, about 8 o' Clock 
in the Morning, and proceed to the Ferry at Powles Hook, 
opposite the City of New-York; and from thence set out 
again for Newark, between 2 and 3 o' Clock in the After- 
noon of the same Days. Fare for each Passenger, One 
Shilling. 

To be sold, at Newark, East New- 
r Cut ] Jersey, on Mr. Samuel Governieur's 
i Wharf, a Vessel in Frame of the fol- 
I lowing Demensions, That is to say, 41 
[ Vessel j Feet Keel, 18 Feet Beam, and 8 1-2 
Feet Hold. Said Vessel measures 
about sixty four Tons, Carpenter's Tonnage ; the Timber 
is well seasoned and very good. Any Person inclining to 
purchase said Vessel, may apply to me the Subscriber, liv- 
ing in Newark aforesaid, who will sell said Vessel cheap. 

Joshua Attwood 
— The New York Ga::ctte and Weekly Mercury, No. 
858, April II, 1768. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 135 

Trenton, April 4. 
To Be Sold, 
By the Subscriber. 

That very valuable and beautifully situated Farm, ad- 
joining to, and has an Extent of above a Mile on the River 
Delaware, in the Township of Tenicum, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, with a very convenient Ferry belonging to 
the same, now in the Possession of John Tinbrook, late 
the Property and Homestead Farm of Mr. Richard Stev- 
ens, containing 460 Acres, and some odd; 265 Acres of 
which is exceeding fine Low-Land, with some good 
Meadow, the Remainder very good Red Shell Up-Land, 
well timber'd, and free of Stone, and reckoned one of the 
finest Farms on the River; it has on it a good new Dwell- 
ing-House, two Stories high, three Rooms on a Floor, a 
Kitchen and Cellar under the whole, with a good Barn, 
two Log-Houses, and two Orchards, with other good 
Improvements. Also, a Farm near said Homestead, in 
Possession of Abraham Bcnnet, containing 112 Acres of 
good Red Shell Wheat Land, about 30 Acres of which is 
cleared, the Remainder well timber'd, it has a good Log- 
House, with other Improvements thereon.^ 

The Purchaser may have the Farms on very moderate 
Terms, Easy Payments, and a clear and good Title. 

William Pidgeon.^ 

Perth-Amboy, March jo, lySS. 

To be Sold, by the subscriber, 

A Valuable plantation, situated on the south side of 
Raritan river, containing about 370 acres of up-land and 
meadow. There is about 60 acres cleared, and in good 

iSee N. J. Archives, XX., 645. 

^William Pidgeon was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1750. He 
was a prominent citizen of Trenton for many years, a trustee of the 
Presbyterian church, executor of the will of Daniel Coxe, 4th, and was 
entrusted with many important and responsible duties. 



136 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

fence, and about 20 acres of good salt meadow. There is 
also some good fresh meadow, and a great deal more may- 
be made, the place being capable of great improvement. 
The wood land is well timbered. There is on it a double 
house, with three fire-places; a good garden paled in, a 
large orchard of apple trees of good fruit; and also a good 
peach orchard. There is a saw-mill and a house, with sev- 
eral other conveniences adjoining the saw-mill, at some 
distance from the other house, so that the farm can be di- 
vided into two good settlements, as it is at present. There 
is a fine fishing place belonging to it : And good oyster- 
ing, clamming, and good fowling, and has the conveniency 
of a good navigable creek, where boats of ten and twelve 
cord can go up and load and unload within a small dis- 
tance of the saw-mill, from the tail of which the boards 
can, with great convenience, be floated down the creek to 
the boats : It is about two miles and a half from the city 
of Pcrth'Amhoy, and about six miles from the city of 
N ew-Bninszvick , very convenient to both markets. There 
is a prospect of both a coal and iron mine on the place. 

Any person that inclines to purchase the above-men- 
tioned farm, may apply to the subscriber in Pcrth-Ainhoy, 
who will sell reasonable and give an indisputable title. 

William Burnet. 

— The Nciv York Gaaette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1 3 19, April II, 1768. 

We hear from Burlington, that Benjauiiii Szvett, jun. 
Esq; is appointed Recorder of that City, in the Room of 
Richard Smith, Esq; resigned. 

On the sixth Instant, departed this Life Edivard Ton- 
kin, Esq; of Burlington County, in Nezv-Jersey, a Gentle- 
man, who will long be remembered with Esteem and Re- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 137 

gret, by as many as had the Pleasure to know him. — We 
hear that he has left a handsome Legacy to St. Mary's 
Church in Burlington. 

RuN-away on the 23d of March, 1768, a Dutch Ser- 
vant Man, named Jacob Holler, about five feet six inches 
high, aged about thirty years, commonly wears a cap, and 
the fore part of his head shaved; had on, a light-coloured 
fustian coat, a black jacket and good leather breeches, apt 
to drink and be quarrelsome. He run from Edward Ton- 
kin, and is since become the property of Robert Taylour, 
in the township of Woolwich, county of Gloucester, in 
New-Jersey. The said servant took with him, a small 
sorrel mare, supposed to be at or near the Crooked Billet, 
about fourteen miles below Bristol. Whoever takes up the 
said servant, and brings him to his said master, shall have 
FORTY SHILLINGS reward, and reasonable charges, 
paid by me, 

ROBERT TAYLOUR. 

— TJie Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 66, April 11-18, 
1768. 

Philadelphia, April 14 

Erom Greenwich, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 
we learn, that on the Sixth Instant, a Boy was killed, as 
he was taking a Pair of Oxen from the Cart's Tongue, by 
the Team's suddenly taking Eright. — The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2051, April 14, 1768. 

The CENTINEL, No. IV.^ 

The subscriber intending to remove in a few weeks to 
the country, requests all those indebted to him by bond or 
otherwise, to make immediate payment; and if there be 

1 Two columns. 



138 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

any that he is indebted to, they are desired to call forth- 
with and receive their just demand. He has to lett or sell, 
the large and commodious house he now dwells in. neatly 
finished, and pleasantly situated on the highest part of 
Second street, opposite Almond-street. It commands a 
beautiful and extensive view of the river Delaware and 
all the vessels that pass and repass ; the Jerseys, &c. The 
lot on which the house stands is large, extending from 

Second to George's-street Apply to 

John Malcolm. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1323, April 14, 
1768. 

The Office to zvhich Benjamin Swctt, jun. Esq; is ap- 
pointed, is Recorder of Deeds for the City and County of 
Burlington. 

South- Amboy, April 9, 1768. 
Run away from the Subscriber, an indented Servant, 
named William Rynan, a weaver by trade, came from 
Ireland about 20 months ago, but born in Scotland; about 
5 feet 8 inches high, well set, round shouldered, a good 
deal pitted with the small-pox, speaks pretty broad; had 
on when he went off, a blue broadcloth coat, a brown 
homespun waistcoat and brown broadcloth breeches, a 
coarse wool hat, with blue binding round it. The other 
things not particularly known. He is supposed to have 
made his way for Philadelphia, as he mentioned some re- 
lation living there. Whoever will take him up and con- 
fine him in any of his Majesty's gaols, shall be paid Five 
Dollars, and all reasonable charges, by 

John L. Johnston. 

Salem, April 17, 1768. 
The Creditors of Doctor JOHN BlTDD, late of Salem. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 139 

are requested to send their Accounts to the Auditors, ap- 
pointed by Court for the Settlement of his Affairs, that 
they may receive their Dividend of his Estate. 

Robert Willson, 
Grant Gibbon^ 
Samuel Dick. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 67, April 18-25, 
1768. 

Nezv-York, April 18. Between the Hours of Twelve 
and one o'Clock last Wednesday, a terrible Fire broke out 
in the Dwelling-House of the Widow Dilldine, in Bruns- 
wick, New-Jersey, which consumed the same, with the 
Dwelling-House and Bake-House of Mr. John Van Nor- 
da, jun. adjoining thereto, in a very short Time. The 
wind being high, the Flames soon reached across the 
Street, and set fire to the House of James Nealson, Esq; 
which was also soon consumed, M-ith his 2 Store-Houses, 
a Cooper's Shop, and Bolting House, wherein was a large 
Quantity of all Sorts of Country Produce to a very great 
Amount. The Dwelling-House, and Store of Mr. Peter 
Vredenberg, and the Widow Carmer's, were also burnt, 
as they adjoined Mr. Nealson's Buildings, with almost 
every Thing that was therein. In short the Loss is very 
considerable. The Inhabitants, joined by the Military, 
used their utmost Efforts, to extinguish the Fire, but the 
Wind being so very high, could effect it by no other 
Method than pulling down some Buildings in its Way, 
by which it was happily accomplished. Not one Person 
was hurt during the whole xA^ffair. 

How the Fire began is not well known, but supposed 
to be occasioned either by some Sparks from Mr. Van 
Norda's Bake-House, or from the Chimney of the House 
of Mrs. Dilldine. 



140 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

At the Time Mr. Nealson's Dwelling-House was on 
Fire, he with some of his PViends, were about two Miles 
out of Town at his Mills that were in Danger oi being set 
a Fire by the burning the Woods. 

This City has been alarmed no less than 19 Times by 
Fire within the Space of about 20 Days. 

Mr. Bond's House between Newark and Elizabeth- 
Town and Mr. William Nicoll's House, and Barn, at 
Freehold, were burnt the same Day; and the House of 
Mr. John Johnson and William Burnet, of Amboy, both 
took Fire the same Day also, but were happily extin- 
guished, without doing any Damage. 

We hear from Shrewsbury, in New-Jersey, that the 

Week before last, one Mr. of that Place, being 

plied with strong Liquor by three Females, till he was 
much intoxicated, they then proceeded very deliberately 

to deprive him of his Manhood by C n, which they 

effectually perfoimed. The Crime he was charged with, 
was for depriving his Wife of Favours that he bountifully 
lavished upon his Neighbours. The Operators were, his 
Wife, his Wife's Mother, and one other Woman. He is 
in a fair Way of recovering, and the Women are all in 
Custody. 

To be Sold, 
The pleasantly situated House and Lot, of Captain 
James Gray, at Nczvark, on the Banks of Passaick River, 
opposite the Estate of Capt. Kennedy, at Petersborough; 
the House is extremely convenient and comfortable, there 
is a good Stable, Coach-house, Barn, and every other Ap- 
pendage proper for a Gentleman's Country Seat, there 
are 20 Acres of excellent good Land adjoining, 6 Acres 
in Grass, and fit for the Scythe, the whole is now in good 
Fence, and an Orchard of upwards of 300 Apple-Trees, 
with a well chosen Collection of other Fruit: there is 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I4I 

belonging to the Premises, a Dock very convenient and 
well calculated for Ship-Building particularly; a Ship of 
300 Tons Burthen, was not long since launched from it. 
The above House commands a fine Prospect of the River 
Passaick, for a long Distance up and down the same, it 
overlooks a great Part of Captain Kennedys Farm, es- 
pecially his Deer Park, &c. There will also be sold with 
the above House and Lot, 9 Acres of excellent Wood 
Land, superior to any in the Neighbourhood, and has been 
reserved for the L^se of the Premises; Enquire of Capt. 
James Gray, at the Little Falls^'or Isaac Ogden, Esq; in 
Newark, or of Cornelius Low, Junior, Esq; at New- 
Brunszviek. 

The subscriber, who has taught the classicks. and most 
useful branches of the mathematicks, upwards of seven 
years at Bound-Brook,'humbly begs leave to acquaint the 
publick that he is now mov'd to Newark, where he pur- 
poses to open school about the loth of May, and teach as 
above; he begs leave to return his most grateful thanks 
to those gentlemen and ladies who have formerly been 
pleased to honour him with the care of their children. 
Any gentlemen or ladies \vho are pleased to favour him 
for the future, may depend upon his utmost care and as- 
siduity, and know the terms of board and education, by 
applying to Mr. Stephen Dwight, carver, in New- York, 
or H. Gaine, and from the 
Publick's most obedient, 
much obliged, and 

Very humble Servant, William Haddon 

Newark, April 18, 1768 

iCapt. James Gray had iron works at Little Falls, on the Passaic 
river, utilizing- the water power, and raising the dam. He took the 
side of the British in the Revolution, and his propertv above Newark 
was forfeited to the State. 

2 See N. J. Archives. XX., 54S. 562. 



142 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

To be Sold, 
A Plantation lying in Waykake, in Middletown, in 
New-Jersey; containing about i6o Acres, whereon is a 
good Dwelling-House, 3 Rooms on a Floor; it is well 
water'd and timber'd, and about 30 Acres of clear Land 
and about 8 or 9 Acres of Salt Meadow, all the rest 
Woods, and a large Range for Cattle; there is also on it 
a large Quantity of Pine, either for Docking or Sawing, 
is within a Mile of a Saw and Gristmill, and is very con- 
venient to carry Wood to New-York, within a Mile of a 
Landing, from which a Boat may go all Winter, and not 
freeze up. On the West Side it is bound by a Creek, 
where it is very convenient for carrying Logs or Cord- 
wood, there is also a great Quantity of Cole Wood on it, 
and Wood to fill in Docks, and a good deal of Fresh 
Meadow can be made; there is a good Spring about 4 
Rods from the House, and about 60 or 70 bearing Apple- 
Trees, and a Nursery of about 100 more, and is good Land 
to raise Rye or Indian Corn on. Any Person inclining to 
buy the same, may have it at reasonable Payments, and 
may move on it immediately. They may for further Par- 
ticulars enquire of Andrew Wilson, Junior, near the 
Premises, or Daniel Hendrickson, Senior, at Middletown. 
who will give a good Title for the same. — TJic New York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 859, April 18, 1768. 

Nczv-York, April 18. At the Supreme Court held at 
Perth-A'inhoy, on Thursday the 7th instant, came on the 
famous Trial of Traverse of an Lidictment found by a 
Grand Jury in September Term, 1766, against the Jus- 
tices and Freeholders of the County of Middlesex, charg- 
ing them with the Crime of raising divers Sums of Money 
on the Inhabitants of the County, and that great part 
thereof so raised, they had illegally ai~)]iHed to discharge 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 43 

and pay their own Expences ; against the Form of an Act 
of the Governor, Council and General Assembly, &c. 

Upon this Trial it must be confessed, the Defendants 
laboured under certain great Disadvantages, besides the 
Dexerity and sanguine Efforts of the Attorney General 
were displayed and pushed to the utmost in this Matter. 
But from a just Exertion of the Abilities of the Attornies, 
who spoke on the Part of the Defendants, as well as from 
the Verdict of a virtuous Jury, who did Honour to their 
Country, and who themselves must have been injured, if 
the Charge had been just, the said Justices and Freehold- 
ers were honourably acquitted; and it may be said to the 
Satisfaction of the rest of the Inhabitants, equally con- 
cerned in Interest, if any, or the least Part of the Charge 
had been true: Upon the Whole there appeared great 
Malignity in this Prosecution. 

The cold dry Weather we have lately had, has been at- 
tended with bad Consequences to many in the Country, 
by the Loss of Cattle, &c. but the usual Practice of burning 
of Woods and Meadows in the Spring, has been more so 
than usual; for we are assured, that near Mount Holly, 
in Burlington County, three Dwelling-Houses, and much 
Fencing have been destroyed by Fire on Wednesday last, 
besides other great Damages : And in the Event has been 
detrimental to those who would probably have been out 
of the Reach of such Fires otherways. 

On Wednesday last, a dreadful fire broke out in the 
Dwelling House of the Widow Dildine, in the City of 
New-Brunswick ; which catch'd, as its said, thro' a Crev- 
ice in the Chimney, and the Wind being very high, in a 
few Minutes spread to the Houses to Leeward of it. Mr. 
Neilson's Houses, Stores, and almost all his Effects, were 
consumed, to the Value of several Thousand Pounds : Mr. 



144 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Ncilsoii himself 'tis said, was abroad, trying to prevent 
some of the spreading Fire in the Woods from reaching 
his Mills, so that on his Return he saw the melancholy 
Sight. Above 2000 Bushels of Wheat, many Barrels of 
Flour, a large parcel of Gammons, with near 1000 Bush- 
els of Corn, were burnt in his Stores. The Dwelling- 
House of JoJin Van Nordcn, Baker, with much Bread and 
Cornel were destroyed; also the Dwelling-Houses of 
Peter Vredcnhurgh and the Widow Conner were con- 
sumed; both of whom are great Sufferers; and several 
other Houses were much damaged. The Fire flew quite 
across the River, and set Fields afire there, which was with 
difficulty extinguisht. The Officers of the Army there, 
and the Inhabitants did all that was possible for Men to 
do upon such an Occasion. 

The same Day a House of Thomas Fit::randolph, in 
Piscatazvay, catched on Fire, but happily extingnished 
without much Damage. 

The same Day, no less than three Houses catch 'd on 
Fire at Amboy, but being timely discovered, were hap- 
pily extinguished. 

The same Day the House of one Bond, between Eliza- 
heth-Town and Nezvark, was consumed by Fire, with 
much other Damage. — The Nezv York Gazette or JJu^ekly 
Post Boy, No. 1320. April 18. 1768, 

To Be Sold, 
A Tract of land, situate and being in Freehold, in the 
county of Monmouth, in New-Jersey, containing upwards 
of six hundred acres, and lies in such a manner that it 
may be divided so as to make three settlements or conve- 
nient farms; one of which contains near one hundred 
acres, between forty and fifty of which is cleared, and 
another part of said tract containing about two hundred 
and twenty acres, upwards of one hundred acres of which 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 145 

is cleared, having a young orchard of the same; the re- 
maining part of said tract containing about three hundred 
acres, having on the same a good dwelhng house and 
barn, about four hundred apple trees, and about one hun- 
dred and sixty or seventy acres of which is cleared. Each 
of said parts or parcels of land has plenty of good meadow 
and timber. Any person that inclines to buy, may have 
the whole or either of the said parts above-mentioned on 
reasonable terms, by applying unto the subscriber hereof. 

John Anderson. 
— Tiie Nczv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1320, April 21, 1768. 

Whereas some time in the Month of Jtanuary last, 
Martha King, of Manington, in the County of Salem, 
West New-Jersey, obtained an Obligation of me the Sub- 
scriber, of Upper Penn's Neck, in the County aforesaid, 
for the Sum of Sixty Pounds, conditioned for the Pay- 
ment of Thirty Pounds, to be paid Five Pounds the 30th 
of April next; Five Pounds the 30th of November fol- 
lowing; Ten Pounds the 30th of November 1769, and 
Ten Pounds the 30th of November 1770; but as said 
Bond was fraudulently obtained, I do give this public No- 
tice to all Persons, not to take any Assignment of said 
Obligation, for I will not pay any Money upon it. 

March 10, 1768 Thomas Allen. 

Philadelphia, April 21. 
Captain Allibone, from St. Croix — on the 15th, about 
20 Leagues S. S. of our Capes, — spoke a sloop from Egg 
Harbour for the West Indies. 

Extract of a Letter, from New Brunswick, April 14, 
1768. 

"A very heavy Misfortune happened here Yesterday to 

1(1 



146 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 7^8 

several Families. Between two and three o'Clock in the 
Afternoon a Fire broke through the Roof of the Widow 
Dildine's House, which by the Force of an exceeding high 
Wind communicated, in an Instant, to the House of John 
Van Norden, jun. Peter Vredenberg's House and Store, 
Mr. Bardin's House, and James Nelson, Esquire's House, 
and all his Stores. And as the Attending of the Inhabi- 
tants was chiefly given to prevent the Flames from con- 
suming the whole Town, not only the Houses and Stores 
abovementioned, but the greatest Part of the Furniture 
and Goods therein were consumed. Mr. Nelson's Loss is 
very great, - - - - exceeding, as it is reported. Eight 
Thousand Pounds. In him the Distressed had always a 
sure Resource, and the Country a faithful Merchant. In- 
deed his Loss will greatly affect the whole Town. It Avas 
with the utmost Difficulty that the Town was saved, as 
the Houses are built with Frames and Cedar Roofs. The 
Officers of the Army, with the Soldiers quartered here, 
exerted themselves in a very particular Manner, and did 
great Service. The burning Shingles were carried by 
the Violence of the Wind across the River, and communi- 
cated to a Wood, half a Mile distant, which soon de- 
stroyed all the Fence in its Way for about two Miles in 
Piscataway, and it was with Difficulty the Inhabitants 
saved several Buildings in the Course of the raging 
Flames." 

We hear from Mountholly, that Yesterday Se'nnight, 
a Fire broke out in a Brew-House belonging to ]\Ir. 
Thomas Cooper, of that Place, which entirely consumed 
the same, with all the Materials and Stock therein. The 
Fire communicated itself to a Barn, and Blacksmith's 
Shop, which were burnt to the Ground 

By virtue of sundry ivrits of Venditioni Exlyoims. and 
other proeesses, to me directed, will he exposed to sale. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 147 

by public vendue, at the Court-house, in the county of 
Sussex, in N eiv-J ersey , on Friday, the third day of June 
next, betzvecn the hours of 12 and 5 in the afternoon, the 
following tracts and pieces of land, vis. One lot, opposite 
Sussex Courtlwuse, zvhcrcon is a large frame dwelling- 
house and kitchen, zvitli every convcniency for a tavern, 
zvhcrein Ephraiui Darby nozv lives; said lot contains tzvo 
acres and a half. One other lot adjoining of tzventy acres, 
mostly meadozv ground. One other lot, nearly adjoining 
the last mentioned, containing six acres, in possession of 
Jacob IVinans. One other lot, containing sixty acres, in 
possession of Jacob Reader. One other lot, containing ijo 
acres, in possession of James Pafton. One otJier lot, con- 
taining about half an acre zvhercon is a genteel stone 
house, in the possession of John Pettit. Tzvo other lots 
lying in the Forks of Pequess, about four miles from Sus- 
sex Court-house, containing about 1^0 acres, in posses- 
sion of James Wilgoss, and Moses Burgis. One other 
tract of valuable land, nozv in possession of the zvidozv 
Kennedy, containing i^o acres; together zvith all tJie real 
estate of Ephraim Darby: seised and taken in execution 
at the suit of John Stole, and others, and to be sold by 

John Pettit, Coroner. 

Sussex County, March 26, 1768. 
Made his Escape on Thursday Evening, the 24tli In- 
stant, out of the Goal of this County, a certain Enghsh- 
man, named Thomas Beal, about 35 Years of Age. about 
5 Feet 6 Inches high : Had hght coloured Hair, tied be- 
hind, thin fair Complexion, remarkable large full blue 
Eyes, he is well dressed, with a brown Broadcloth Coat, 
lapelled Jacket and Breeches of the same, a Castor Hat, 
half worn, brown Stockings; he took with him some 
Check Shirts, Stockings and Jackets. Whoever secures 



148 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

the said Beal in any of his Majesty's Goals in this Prov- 
ince, or brings him to Sussex Court House, shall receive 
the Sum of Five Pounds, Proclamation Money, and all 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

Jacob Starn, Sheriff. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2052, April 21, 
1768. 

The CENTINEL, No. V. 

In my last I began to examine the peaceable and gentle 
Spirit of the Church of England, and now shall endeavour 
to trace it a little farther. The Canons of your Church, 
Dr. Chandler, do not seem to us to breath a very gentle 
Spirit 

What a Pity it is that the penal Laws formerly executed 
in England and Ireland against Dissenters, are not in 
force in America; and that spiritual Courts aided by the 
seeular Arm are not introduced to restore primitive Dis- 
cipline. Then might we see some more success follow 
the good Doctors labours among the Heathen in, and 
about Elizabeth Town; and refractory Quakers, Baptists 
and Presbyterians, who never claimed any relation to the 
Church, solemnly cast out of it, and brought to due obe- 
dience by fines, imprisonments and outlawry. Then, in- 
deed, might there be some good prospect, "that the word 
"of God would mightily grow and prevail" in New-Jer- 
sey, &c. as well as "New-England, aeeording to the Lit- 
''urgy of tlie Cliureh of England." . . . .^ 

[signed] Z. 

New- York, April 18. 
Mr. Bond's house between Newark and Elizabeth 
Town and Mr. William Nicholl's house, and barn, at 
Freehold, were burnt the same day: and the houses of 

I Twu :' 11(1 a liMir i-dlumiis. 



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Mr. John Johnson and WilHam Burnet, of Amboy, both 
took fire the same day also, but were happily extinguished, 
without doing any damage. — The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1324, April 21, 1768. 

To BE SOLD, 

A VALUABLE PLANTATION, in Cumberland county. 
II ' est- A^ew- Jersey, on the south side of Cohansey creek, 
containing 528 acres, fifty of which are drained meadow, 
and 150 acres good salt meadow; two orchards of the 
best fruit, two dwelling houses, all in good repair — the 
title indisputable. Any person inclining to purchase, may 
know the conditions, by applying to William Conner, 
on the premises. 

N ew-Y ork , April 25. A Brew-House, at Mount-holly, 
in New-Jersey, belonging to Mr. Thomas Cooper, of that 
Place, was consumed on Wednesday the 13th Instant, the 
Day the Fire broke out at Brunswick. 

W'e have the following Paragraph from the public 
Prints, not before published. 

The Revd. Dr. John Weatherspoone, a very learned, 
pious, and eminent Divine of the Church of Scotland, is 
appointed President of the College of New-Jersey, and is 
going over this Spring by Way of New -York, to fill up 
that important Place. 

Covers, » 

At Mr. Clark's, Tavern-Keeper, in Elizabeth-Town, at 
8 Dollars for the Season, and half a Dollar to the 
Groom, the Money for those Mares that do not re- 
main with the Horse during the Time of covering, to 
be paid at the Stable Door; and those that do remain 
with the Horse, must be paid for on the taking away 
of the Mare : 



ISO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

The fine Bay Horse, 

Called, 

Old England 

Bred by, and purchased of John 

Hohne, Esq; of CarHsle, in 

Cumberland. 

He is a Horse of Size, Strength, and Beauty, Nine 
Years old, and was got by Young Sterling; his Dam by 
Regulus, his Grandam by Roundhead, a Son of Flying 
Childers, (the fleetest Horse that ever started) his Gran- 
dam by Old Partner; her Dam by Makeless; her Gran- 
dam by Brimmer, out of Trumpet's Dam, which was got 
by Place's White Turk; her Dam by Dodsworth, out of 
a Lay ton Barb Mare. Young Sterling was got by Old 
Sterling, out of Matchin's Dam. Witness my Hand John 
Holciii. 

It may not be improper to illustrate the Pedigree of this 
Horse, with some Observations, which are but little known 
in this Country. "His Sire and Grandsire, were remark- 
able for getting more beautiful Stock, than any other 
Horses : The Character of Old Sterling, as a Stallion, 
will never be forgotten, as long as the Capital Perfor- 
mances of his Sons, Teaser, Torrismond, and Martin- 
dale's Sterling, can be remembered. Regulus, (the Sire 
of Old England's Dam) was got by the Godolphin Ara- 
bbian; his Dam by the celebrated Bald Gallaway, Son of 
St. Victor's Barb; in the Course of one Year, he won a 
f. 50 Prize, and eight King's Plates of an loo Guineas 
each; to effect which, he travelled 4000 Miles, and beat 
all the Horses that started against him. Such a Series of 
Victories never were acquired by any Racer, (his own Son 
Careless excepted, who in the same Space also won eight 
Royal Plates.) He left the Turf Invincible, and in one 
single Season gained £. 1000 in the Capacity of a Stallion. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I5I 

It is needless to enlarge upon the Merits of Old Eng- 
land's Ancestors, as every one that is acquainted with 
Pedigree pronounces the highest Encomiums upon the 
Remembrance of the Godolphin Arabian, Old Partner, 
Makeless, Brimmer, Dodsworth and Machien." — The 
Neiv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 860, April 
25, 1768. 

To be Let for One Year, 
And entered on immediately. 

The pleasantly situated and conve- 
Q^yy 1 nient dwelling house, and lot of Philip 
1 Van Cortlandt, at Newark; the house 
OF , is new and large, being two stories 
I high, with four good rooms on each 
I HOUSE i floor, a large kitchen, barn, stable, and 
garden adjoining: There may be cut 
hay enough off the lot for a horse and two cows, besides 
pasturing for them for the summer; there is also on the 
lot, a number of apple trees, that bear fruit sufficient for 
the use of a family : The whole extremely well contrived 
and calculated for a gentleman's country seat; especially 
as it is only the short distance of eight miles from New- 
York, to which place a stage waggon goes from Newark 
every day in the week during the summer season, (except 
Sunday) and four times in a week during the winter sea- 
son; the house is three hundred yards distant from the 
Passaick-river, and about half that distance from the Eng- 
lish church. For further particulars, inquire of Philip 
Van Cortlandt, at Jamaica, on L. Island; Messrs Lud- 
low and Hoffman, in New-York; or Isaac Ogden, esq; 
at Newark. 

April 22d, 1768. 

— The Neiu York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
12^2.1, April 28, 1768. 



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Run away, from the subscriber, living in the city of 
BurHngton, on the eleventh of this instant April, at Night, 
a Negroe Man, named Jack Hammond; he is about 5 feet 
8 inches high, liis nose remarkably large and sharp ; Had 
on, wdien he went away, a striped cotton cap, a blue dufifil 
jacket, and a light coloured jacket under it, blue duffil 
troM'sers, light blue 3^arn stockings, ozenbrigs shirt, good 
shoes, an old felt hat, with a yellow button on it : He 
took ^^•ith him, a large carving knife. Whoever appre- 
hends and secures said Negroe in any goal, so that* his 
master may have him again, shall receive Thirty Shillings 
reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

Joseph Haight. 

The follozviiig, it is supposed, was designed for our last, 
one of the Courts being over, before it was reeeived. 

The Circuit Courts in New-Jersey are appointed to be 
held; For the County of Cumberland, Tuesday, April 26. 
Salem, Thursday, April 28. Gloucester. Monday, May 
2. Cape-May Friday, May 6. Hunterdon, Tuesday, ]\Iay 
17. Sussex, Tuesday, May 24. 

Letters remaining in the Post OiTiee, PliiladelpJiia. 

C. John Covenhoven, Pilesgrove, N. Jersey. 

I. Abraham Inskeep, Jersey 

R. Richard Renshaw, Gloucester Point; Dr. Alex- 
ander Ross, Mount-Holly. 

,S. Charles Stewart, Kingwood, N. Jersey — The 
Pcmisyl-uania Gazette, No. 2053, ^-ip^H 28, 1768. 

[The Centinel, No. VT. with letter from A. B. "who 
considers the Manner in Avhich our civil Liberties must be 
violated, by this scheme of an American Episcopate."] 

To BE LETT, 

Three lotts of ground, situated at the New ?^lills. West 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 153 

New-Jersey, alwut 6 miles from Mount-Holly, on one of 
which is erected a good two story brick house, with a 
good cellar, a store with every other out house necessary 
for a store keeper; and if it should suit, an orchard with 
100 apple trees, about 30 acres of upland and 7 acres of 
meadow adjoining, may be had, with the above lotts. The 
above has been a noted store, and there is no store nigher 
than Mount-Holly. 

For Terms apply to William Budd near the above 
premises. — Tlic Pennsylvania Joiirual, No. 1325, April 
28, 1768. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Salem county, 
West-New-Jersey, a Dutch servant man, named Charles 
Geisinger; he is five feet two inches high, and about 
thirty two years of age, has a brown complexion and 
black short hair. Had on, when he went away, a double 
breasted swanskin jacket, with black spots and brown 
mohair buttons, also a brown linen one over it, a pair of 
half-worn Imen breeches, light blue coarse stockings, a 
pair of half-worn shoes, with brass i)uckles, and a very 
small cut hat. WHioever takes up said servant man, and 
secures him, in any gaol, or brings him to the Subscriber, 
shall have ten dollars Reward, and reasonable charges, 
paid by me, 

George Miller. 

The SPEECH of his Excellency WILLIAM FRANK- 
LIN, Esq; Captain General, and Commander in Chief 
in and over the Province of Nezv-Jcrscy and Territories 
thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- 
Admiral in the same, &c. to the General Assembly of 
the said Province convened at Perth Anihoy.^ 

1 Printed in N. J. Archives. XVII., 4f;6-471. 



154 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Our Correspondent, who advised its that Benjamin 
Swett, jun. Esq; zvas appointed to the Office of Recorder 
of Deeds, it seems was mistaken; that Gentleman being 
appointed Recorder of the City of Burlington, as men- 
tioned in No. 66 of this Paper. — The Pennsylvania Chron- 
icle, No. 68, May 2. 1768. 

To BE SOLD. 

By pid^lic Vendue, on Saturday the 28th day of tJiis in- 
stant. May, at one o'clock in the afternoon, 
A Valuable merchant mill, zvith tzvo pair of stones, 
in good order, three bolting cloths, hoisting jack and turn- 
ing lathe, all going by water; also a good dzvelling-house, 
tzvo stories high, four rooms on a door, and three in tlie 
garret, zvith a good cellar under the zvholc, a good kitchen, 
with a zvcll of zvater at the door, a barn, stables, cow-house, 
pork-house, snioak-house, coopcr's-shop, spring-house, and 
a house for the n idler to live in; zvith about one hundred 
acres of land, zvhcreon is a good orchard, and about forty 
acres of meadozv; the zvhole is situated in the tozvnship of 
Nottingham, in the county of Burlington, on a branch of 
Crosszvicks-crcck , called Doctor' s-crcck, in a good coun- 
try for zvheat and pork, and may be very convenient for a 
merchant, as it has been a long accustomed place for a 
store. There is a good landing, zvitJiin one mile of the 
mills, on the premises, zvherc a shallop, large oiougJi to 
take tzventy-tiz'c barrels of flour, may be convoiiently 
loaded. The mills arc in good repair, situated on a plenti- 
ful and nez'cr failing stream of zvater, four miles from 
Borden-tozvn, seven from Trenton, tzvo from Crosszvicks, 
and six from AUen-Tozvn. An indisputable title zvill be 
giz'cn by the subscriber, zvho is duly impozvercd to sell the 

same, 

■ Isaac Allen. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 155 

A^ B. Tiic conditions of the sale zvill be made kiwzvn 
at the time and place ahovesaid. — The Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, No. 69. May 2-9, 1768. 

Nczv-York, May 2. The House of the Widow Martin, 
at Lebanan, in Essex-^ County, New-Jersey, and the Dur- 
ham Iron Works, near that Place, were burnt on the same 
Day that the Fire happened at New-Brunswick. 

To be sold, three doors below Mr. Leary's livery stables, 
in Leary's street, a variety of 
New Sadlery Ware, 
Among which are ladies hunting saddles, with hand- 
some housings fring'd; Burking's hunting do, with doe- 
skin seats, full welted hog-skin do. plain hunting do. chair 
do. and two neat race saddles; they are all made of the 

best rivetted trees from Elizabeth-Town 

Francis Fathergill. 
— -The Nezv York Gazette and JVeekly Mcrcnry, No. 
861, May 2, 1768. 

A New Map of the Province of New-York and New- 
Jersey, with Part of Pennsylvania, and the Government 
of Trois Rivieres and Montreal, drawn by Capt. Holland, 
engraved by Thomas Jeffries, Geographer to his Majesty; 
four and a half Feet high. Breadth 21 inches: .... 
Sold by G. Duyckinck, at the Universal Store, at the 
Corner of the Old Slip-Market. — Tlie Nezu York Journal 
or General Advertiser, No. iz^2, May 5, 1768. 

Philadelphia, May 5 
By Captain Noble, from Glasgow we have Advice, that 
the Brig Peggy, Captain Spier, was to sail from thence 
for this Place about the latter end of April, with whom 

1 Hunterdon. 



156 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

are coming Passengers, the Rev. Mr. Witherspoon, 
President of the New-Jersey College, and his Family. 

To be sold, or exchanged for a small Farm, within 15 
or 20 Miles of Philadelphia 

A VERY valnable and well situated Plantation, and Tract 
of Land, in the Township of Alloway's Creek, County of 
Salem, and Province of West-New-Jersey, containing 
about 600 Acres, with good Brick Buildings, Barn, Out- 
houses, Orchard, Timber, wild INIarsh, Meadow Ground 
and cleared Land in Proportion, and every other Conve- 
niencv, either for producing Grain, or grazing. For Par- 
ticulars, enquire of William Hewlings, Escj; in Bur- 
lington; John Hart, in Philadelphia; Joseph Hart, at 
Port Penn; Edward Test, Esq; in Salem; or Samuel 
Oakford, on the Premises. 

N. B. If sold, any reasonable Time will be given for 
Payment of the Purchase-money, giving Security, if re- 
quired, and paying Interest. 

To be Sold, by the subscriber, and may be entered on 
immediately. 
A Good House, Tanyard, and well improved Lot, of 
near 4 acres of land, in Haddonfield, New- Jersey, about 7 
miles from Philadelphia, being a healthful and pleasant 
spot. The advantages of its situation for procuring the 
best of bark, hides and large Jersey calf skins, in great 
numbers, is thought to be superior to most, and inferior 
to none in Pennsylvania or the Jerseys. The place will l)e 
sold Avith or without the stock, in the tanyard, and credit 
given for the greatest part of the money, the purchaser 
paying interest for the same. The time of two servants, 
tanners, also to be sold. For further particulars, apply on 

the premises to John Langdale. 

ft 
— llic Pciinsyh'ouia Garjcitc, No. 2054, May 5, 1768. 



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The CENTINEL. No. VII. 
[Signed A. B., and is over two columns long.] 

TO BE SOLD, 
A Valuable plantation or tract of land, in the township 
of New Stafford, and county of Monmouth, in New-Jer- 
sey, containing about 340 acres, about 240 of which is 
cleared and in good fence. 100 of good salt marsh, 40 of 
good English meadow, 100 of upland, and the rest wood 
land; there is on the premises, a good two story house 
with four rooms on a floor, a kitchen adjoining, a large 
barn and other out houses, a number of good young apple 
trees, a well of good water at the door. The title is in- 
disputable. For further particulars and terms of sale, 
enquire of George Haywood, in Evesham, in the county 
of Burlington, or to Thomas Elaywood, on the premises. 

ARRIVALS. 
Capt. Smithhurst, from Salem, at Barbados. 

The following is a List of the Masters names, &c. zvho 
had their salt taken azvay by Capt. Gregory, of his Maj- 
esty's Ship Searborough at Tortuga. 
.... Capt. Riker, Capt. Gregory of Piscataway. from 
on board their vessels and from the pond. — The Pennsyl- 
vania Chroniele, No. 70, May 9-16, 1768. 

London, March 12. They write from Perth-Amboy, in 
America, that many hundred yards of broad cloth, lately 
manufactured there, had been sold at public vendue for 
I2S. sterling per yard, esteemed little inferior to the best 
English drab. 

To be sold, and entered upon immediately, 
A Tract of land lying in IV ay cake creek, in Middletown. 



158 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Monmouth county, New- Jersey, containing by estimation 
150 acres, upland and meadows, the most of which is 
wood-land, and affords a large quantity of pine timber of 
all sizes and lengths, fitting for docking or other uses, and 
lays adjoining to a navigable creek, on one side, and open 
to the bay on the other; there is on it a small house, near 
the creek, and a good landing. It has been noted for a 
good place to keep a store, having a good country of able 
Farmers about it, and is thought a store open'd now, would 
meet Mnth large encouragement, there being none within 
less than 8 miles. Whoever inclines to purchase, may ap- 
ply to Mr. Isaac Conore, in New-York, or the widow 
Sarah Dennis, living near the premises, who will agree 
on reasonable terms, and give an indisputable title to the 
purchaser. — The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, 
No. 862, May 9, 1768. 

To the Public 

[Figure of stage wagon, drazvn by four Jiorses.] 

That the Stage- Waggons, kept by JoJm Barnhill, in 
Elm-Street, in Philadelphia, and John Mereereau, at the 
Neiv-Blazing Star, near Nezv-York, continues their Stages 
in two Days, from Powles-Hook Ferry, opposite Nezv- 
York, to Philadelphia; returns from Philadelphia to 
Pozvles-PIook in two Days also; they will endeavour to 
oblige the Publick by keeping the best of Waggons and 
sober Drivers, and sets out from Pozvle Hook and Phila- 
delphia, on Mondays and Thursdays, punctually at Sun- 
rise, and meets at Prinee Tozvn the same Nights, to ex- 
change Passengers, and each return the Day after : Those 
who are kind enough to encourage the Undertaking, are 
desired to cross Pozvles Hook Ferry the Evenings before, 
as they must set off early: The Price for each Passenger 
is Ten Shillings to Prince Tozvn, and from thence to Phil- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 159 

adelphia, Ten Shillings more, Ferriage free : There will 
be but two Waggons, but four sets of fresh Horses, so it 
will be very safe for any Person to send Goods, as there 
are but two Drivers; they may exchange their Goods 
without any Mistake. Persons may now go from Nezv- 
York to Philadelphia, and back again in five Days, and 
remain in Philadelphia two Nights and one Day to do 
their Business in : The Public may be assured that this 
Road is much the shortest, than any other to Philadelphia, 
and regular Stages will be kept by the Publick's obliged 
humble Servants, 

John Mercereau, and 
John Barnhill. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1323, May 9, 1768. 

The Centinel, No. VIII. 

[signed A. B. and is nearly three columns long | — The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1327, May 12, 1768. 

By virtue of several Writs to me directed, on the 
twenty third day of July next, will be exposed to sale, on 
the premises, two plantations, or tracts of land; the 
one containing two hundred acres, forty of which are good 
meadow, within bank, and sixty acres cleared land, within 
good fence; also a good peach and apple orchard, a good 
dwelling-house, with three rooms on a floor, and a large 
frame barn. 

The other about one hundred and thirty acres of land, 
thirty acres of which is good meadow, within good bank, 
and a good peach and apple orchard; a good dwelling 
house, with two rooms on a floor, both situated on the 
west side of Oldman's Creek, in Penn's Neck, in the 
county aforesaid; also a good landing on each plantation; 



l60 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

late the j^roperty of George Lawrence, seized and taken 
in execution by 

Edward Test, Sheriff. 
Salem, May 17, 1768. 

To the Public. 

The subscriber, at the Royal Oak inn, in Trenton, after 
returning thanks to the public in general, and his friends 
in particular, begs leave to acquaint them, that he is re- 
moved from the house he lately lived in, to the brick cor- 
ner house, opposite Samuel Tucker's, Esq; formerly kept 
by Robert Rutherford, where he hopes for the continuance 
of their favours, to their very humble servant, 

Renselaer Williams. 

Forty shillings reward. 

Borrowed by William Godfrey, and his wife, of the 
subscriber, to go seven or eight miles, on the twenty-fifth 
of April last, a dark roan horse, with a mealy nose, has 
several saddle spots, and a lump at the end of the saddle 
next the crooper; lops his ears when rode slow, goes 
heavy in his pace; when put on his courage, is spj'v, trots 
smart and large, one of his hind ancle joints is tliicker 
than the other, but does not hurt his travelling, is sure- 
footed, is about thirteen hands three inches high; had 
no shoes on when taken away, had a switch tail, was not 
trimmed, but may be altered, branded H S, and anotlier 
lirand under the other, ui^side down, not so plain as the 
H S on the near buttock, is nine years old; also had with 
the horse, an old side-saddle, with a l)lue plush seat, and 
leather skirts, and a bridle almost new. one rein chewed. 
— The man is of a middle stature, tliin pale face, has lost 
his upper teeth, except one, winks his eyes when speaking, 
is about fiftv years old, brownish hair, had on a new jiair 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 161 

of boots, and a new pair of worsted stockings; otherwise 
poorly dressed. — His wife is short, round faced, and dou- 
ble chinned; borrowed at the same time, a linsey petti- 
coat with yellow and other stripes, but mostly yellow, the 
other part of her dress cannot be particulariz'd; she is a 
school-mistress, and handy with her needle — For securing 
the horse, and giving notice to the owner, living in Knoul- 
ton township, in the county of Sussex, in the province of 
New-Jersey, so that the subscriber may have him again, 
shall have the above reward, with reasonable charges, paid 
by 

Philip Bellus. 

N. B. The last account of him was at the Great Swamp, 
at Tomkin's tavern in Pennsylvania. 

BURLINGTON, May 21. 
On Thursday last was married in this City, Mr. Will- 
iam DiLLWYN, to Miss Sally Smith, Daughter of John 
Smith, Esq; a young Lady possessed of every Accom- 
plishment requisite to render the married State happy.-^ 

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

A PROCLAMATION. 
Whereas the House of General Assembly of this 

1 Sarah Logan Smith, dau. of the Plon. John Smith, of Franklin Park, 
Burlington, and Hannah Logan (dau. of James Logan, of Stenton. 
Cliief Justice of Pennsylvania), was b. Aug. 29, 1749; m. "William 
Dillwyn, of Philadelphia, May 19, 1T6S; d. April 2.3. 1769. He removed 
to Higham Lodge, Middlesex, England. Issue: Susannah Dillwvn, b. 
March 3, 1769; m. Samuel Emlen, of West Hill. April 16, 1795; d. s. p. 
Nov. 24. 1S19. TS'illiam Dillwyn was a brother of the famous Quaker 
preacher and philosoplier, George Dillwyn, who was b. in Philadelphia. 
26th of 2d mo,. 1738, entered the ministry in his 28th year, traveled 
extensively in his work, spending the years 1784 to 1791 in Europe, and 
again. 179:^ to 1802. in Great Bi'itain, and residing in Burlington, N. J., 
from 1802 until his death. 23d of 61h mo.. 1820. 

n 



It)2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Province have, by Message, requested of me a Dissolution, 
that their Constituents may have an Opportunity of a new 
Election of Representatives : I, being willing and de- 
sirous to gratify the good People of this Province in every 
reasonable Request, do therefore, by Virtue of the Pow- 
er and Authority to me given by his present Majesty, 
under the Great Seal of Great-Britain, dissolve this pres- 
ent Assembly, and they are hereby accordingly dissolved, 
of which all Persons concerned are to take Notice, and 
govern themselves accordingly. 

Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, in Coun- 
cil, at the City of Burlington, this sixteenth Day 
of May, in the eighth Year of His Majesty's 
Reign, Anno. Dom. 1768. 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 

By his Excellency's Command, 
Jos. Reed, jun. D. Secretary. 
God save the King. 

[Writs are issued for a new Election in New-Jersey, 
returnable the tzventy-Hfth of June next.] 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 71, May 16-23, 
1768. 

All Persons who have any Demands against the Es- 
tate of Mr. John Stearndall,^ of Rockey-Hill, deceased, 
are desired to bring in their Accounts to the Subscriber, 
for an Adjustment; and all those who are indebted to said 
Estate, are desired to pay the same without further delay, 
to Richard Curson, Administrator, or to Jacob Bergen, 
Esq; of Rockey-hill. 

Was left at the Powles-Hook Ferry House, in New- 



1 Mr. Slearndall operated the copper mines at Second River (now 
Belleville") and Rocky Hill, near New Brunswick, at various times. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 63 

York, some of them a considerable Time ago, 2 Surtouts 
and a close bodied Coat. Whoever has left them, by ap- 
plying to William Sloe, at the Ferry House, proving their 
Property, and paying the Charges, may have them again. 

To be Let for a Year, or the Summer Season. 
The House and Lot, wherein George Ross, Esq; lately 
lived, in Elizabeth-Town, remarkably for its pleasant Sit- 
uation. For further Particulars enquire of Joseph Wood- 
ruff, Jun. Esq; there, or Mr. Kelly, in New York.— The 
Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 863, May 
16, 1768. 

Nezv-York, May 16. We hear from Perth-Amhoy, 
that on Tuesday last his Excellency the Governor of New- 
Jersey, gave his Assent to the following 23 Acts of the 
General Assembly of the Province, viz. 

An Act for the Support of Government. 

An Act for the Relief of Lisolvent Debtors. 

An Act to erect and establish Courts in the several 
Counties, for the Trial of small Causes. 

An Act to appoint Commissioners to furnish the Bar- 
racks. 

An Act for better regulating Constables, Vendues, and 
Taverns. 

An Act to continue an Act for granting a Bounty on 
Hemp, Flax, &c. 

An Act for the Trial of Slaves for Murder, and other 
Crimes, &c. 

An Act for the Septennial Election of Representatives, 
to serve in General Assembly, in the Colony of New-Jer- 
sey. 

An Act for chusing Representatives in the Counties of 
Morris, Cumberland, and Sussex. 



164 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

An Act to regulate the Fishery in the Eastern Division, 
from the Mouth of Rariton, Northward. 

An Act to impower the Inhabitants of Bridgewater and 
Bedminster, in the County of Somerset, to repair their 
Highways by Hire. 

An Act to impower the Inhabitants of Pequanock in 
Morris County, to repair their Highways by Hire, &c. 

An Act to repair pubHc Roads in South Amboy by 
Hire, &c. 

An Act to repair and amend the Roads and Streets in 
the North Ward of Perth-Amboy, &c. 

An Act to build a Bridge over South-River, &c. 

A Supplementary Act to an Act, to regulate the Method 
of taking Fish in Delaware River, &c. 

An Act to enable Creditors more easily to recover Debts 
from joint Partners. 

An Act appointing Commissioners to sell a Quantity of 
Gun-Powder and Lead, &c. belonging to the Colony. 

An Act to oblige the Assessors to deliver Duplicates of 
their Assessments. 

An Act to oblige Town-Officers to hand over the Laws 
to their Successors. 

An Act to enable the Owners and Possessors of the 
Lower Meadows on Woodbury Creek, to dam out the 
Tide. 

And to two Naturalization Bills, after which his Excel- 
lency was pleased to prorogue the General Assembly to 
the 31st Instant.- — The Ah-iv York Ga:::cttc or JVcckly 
Post Boy, N'o. 1324, il/(73' i6. 176S. 

Nezv-York, May 19. On Wednesday last, the Annual 
Convention of the Episcopal Ministers of this Province, 
Connecticut and New-Jersey, was held in this City. A 
larger Number of Ministers were present, than ever as- 
seiuliled before upon the like Occasion. 



Cut 

OF 

Runaway 
Negro 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 165 

Run away May the 14th 1768, from 

the subscriber in Middletown, a Negro 

man named York, about five feet nine 

inches high, 18 years of age, weh set, 

has one of his fore teeth broke near 

the gum ; had on when he went away, 

a suit of homespun mixt grey clothes, 

shoes and stockings, brass buckles, and 

a cock'd felt hat, with a white metal 

button. Whoever takes up said Negro 

and secures him, so that his master can have him, shall 

have twenty shillings reward, and all charges, paid by 

me, 

Cyrenius Van Mater. 

— Tlie Nczv York Joujiial or General Advertiser, No. 
1324, May 19, 1768. 

Whereas Darby Durell, of Lower Penn's Neck, in 
the county of Salem, and Province of New-Jersey, did 
bargain and sell unto Lewis Catts, and William Guest, 
both of Upper Penn's Neck, in the county and province 
aforesaid, a wood boat, of the burthen of 10 cords of wood, 
which said Lewis Catts and William Guest, did give their 
bond to said Darby Durell for £60, lawful money of the 
province aforesaid, being the sum they agreed and bar- 
gain'd for said boat. And as the obligation of this bond 
was such, that the said Darby Durell was to give to the 
said Lewis Catts, and William Guest, a proper bill of sale 
for said boat, and to indemnify them, the said Lewis Catts, 
and William Guest, from any claim or claims that any 
person or persons, might have against said boat; which 
obligation was never executed by the said Darby Durell, 
as he was not the sole owner of her, nor was he legally 
authorized to sell said boat; therefore this is to give pub- 



1 66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

lie notice, that should the said Darby Durell attempt to 
assign over to any person or persons whatsoever, our 
bond for said boat, that we will never consent to pay the 
bond, as we can make it appear that it was illegally entered 
into, should it be required; as witness our hands this 
14th of May, 1768. 

William Guest, junior, Lewis Catts. 

— The Pennsylvania Ga:sette, No. 2056, Ma\ 19, 
1768. 

The Centinel, No. IX.^ 

Just published, and to be sold by 

William and Thomas Bradford, 

A LETTER, 

CONCERNING AN 

AMERICAN BISHOP, &c. 

To Dr. BRADBURY CHANDLER, Rector of 

St. John's Church, in EVwaheth-Tozvn, 

In Answer to the 

APPENDIX 

Of His APPEAL to the public, &c. 

The APPEAL 

TO THE 

PUBLIC ANSWERED, 

In behalf of the Non-Episcopal 

CHURCHES in AMERICA 

CONTAINING 

Remarks on what Dr. Thomas Bradbury Chandler 

had advanced, on the four following Points, 

The Original and Nature of the Episcopal Office. 

Reasons for sending Bistrops to America. 

The Plan on which it is proposed to send them. 



1 Two CDlumiis. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 167 

And the Objections against sending them obviated and 

refuted. 
Wherein the 
Reasons for an American Episcopate are shewn to be 
insufficient, and the Objections against it in full Force. 

By CHARLES CHAUNCY, D. D. 
And Pastor of the first Church of Christ in Boston} 



Amwell, province of West Nczv Jersey, May i6. 
Whereas Ruth, the wife of John Corwine, hath been 
eloped from him ever since September last, and doth re- 
fuse to return to her husband, and be in her duty as a 
lawful wife, but hath joined with other men against him, 
to the great damage of him and his children, and hath run 
him considerably in debt : And further to inform the pub- 
lic that notice hath been given in December last, forwarn- 
ing all people from trusting her upon his account ; which 
advertisements hath been privately taken down : I do 
hereby forwarn any person or persons, whatsoever, of 
trusting her upon my account, and of harbouring any of 
the goods which she hath taken with her, upon their peril ; 
therefore I shall pay no debts by her contracted from De- 
cember last; nor from the present date hereof. 

John Corwine. 

Pursuant to an Act of General Assembly of the Prov- 
ince of New- Jersey, lately published, entituled, "an Act 
for the relief of insolvent debtors," We the subscribers, 
being now confined in the goal of the County of Hunter- 
don, and we have petitioned the judges of the inferior 
court of Common Pleas for the benefit of said Act and 
filed a schedule of effects, do give notice to all our credi- 
tors to appear and shew cause, if any they have, on the 

1 See p. 79, ante, note. 



l68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

ninth day of June next, at two oclock in the afternoon, of 
the same day, before the judges of the said court, at the 
dwelling house of Charles Axford, Junior in Trenton, why 
we should not be discharged agreeable to the directions of 
the said act. 

Samuel Hunt, Ezekial Anderson, Josiah Furman, Jun. 
Ralph Norton, John Throckmorton, Samuel Preston, God- 
frey Peters, Samuel Smith, Samuel Stevenson, James 
Cumberford, John Heming, John Edwards, Nicholas 
Bowers, Philip M'Dermot, Harmon Waggoner, Daniel 
Okerson, Grover Stout, John Stiers, Jun. John ]\Ioore. 
Mathias Sweesey. George Miller, Samuel Saterly, Jacob 
Wildracke, William Coxe, John Lee, Josiah Furman, 
senr. — Tlie Pennsylvania Jonrnal, No. 1328, Ma\ 19, 
1768. 

A Paragraph from a Correspondent at Princeton. 
Stoncy-Brook, in Nezv- Jersey, May 25, 1768. 

On the 8th Instant departed this Life, in the 68th Year 
of his Age, John Clark, a Man of an amiable Character, 
- - - - of whom it may be truly said, that he was a loving 
Husband, a tender Parent, an indulgent Master, and an 
obliging Neighbour; which makes his Death greatly la- 
mented. His remains were decentlv interred in the 
Quaker's Burying-Ground (of which Society he was a 
Member) at this Place, on the Tuesday following, attend- 
ed by a large Concourse of People. 

THREE POUNDS Reward. 

Run away from the subscriber, living in New-Jersey, 
near Princeton, on the twentieth of this Listant, May, a 
Dutch servant man, named Paulus Abzicher, alias Peter 
Abzicher, speaks very little English, aged about forty 
years, six feet high or upwards; he is a well-set lusty 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 169 

fellow, of a stern countenance, has a large nose, and of a 
sandy complexion, a very large beard; had on when he 
went away, a felt hat, about half worn, a new homespun 
drugget coat, of a snuff colour, with white metal buttons, 
a good jacket, without sleeves, of a greyish colour, with a 
stripe of a different colour, under each arm, running down- 
wards, without pockets, a good homespun shirt, old sheep- 
skin breeches, much worn, pale blue yarn stockings, and 
good shoes, with strings in them. Whoever takes up and 
secures said servant, in any of his Majesty's goals, so that 
his master may have him again, shall have the above re- 
ward, paid by me, 

Isaac Clarke. 

The Sturgeon Manufactory, 

Is Now carried on by Elijah Bond, near Trenton, 
under the care and inspection of Mrs. Broadfield, whose 
knowledge and experience in that branch of business is 
well known, where any person may be supplied, either for 
shipping or home consumption, at Fifteen Shillings 
for a single three-gallon keg, or Twelve Shillings and 
Six Pence by the quantity, and in proportion for larger 
kegs : — Warranted good. 

N. B. They are also sold at Coxe and Furman's 
store, in Water-Street, at the same rates. — The Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, No. 72. May 23-30, 1768. 

Nezv-York, May 23. We hear from Newark, That last 
Friday Morning their Town Hall was near being con- 
sumed to Ashes, supposed to have taken Fire by a live 
Cinder dropping upon the Roof from a Chimney in one 
of the Apartments, but was happily extinguished by the 
Dexerity of the Inhabitants without doing any other Dam- 
age than consuming Part of the Roof. 



170 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Newark, May 20, 1768. 
Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of the 
Province of New-Jersey, lately published, entitled, an 
"Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors," we the Sub- 
scribers being- now confined in the Gaol of Essex County, 
and having petitioned the Judges of the Inferior Court of 
Common Pleas, for the Benefit of said Act, and filed a 
Schedule of Effects, do give Notice to all our Creditors 
to appear, and shew Cause, if any they have, on the 14th 
of June next, at two o' Clock in the Afternoon of the same 
Day, before the Judges of the said Court, at the Court- 
House of Essex County in Newark, why we should not 
be discharged, agreeable to the Direction of the said Act. 

Samuel Jynnor^ David Ball. 

Nathaniel Wade. Jonas Ball. 

Abraham Sayre. Joseph Budd. 

Samuel Stivers. Thomas Bradbury. 

Baskenridgc, Somerset County, May 16, 1/68. 
EivE Pounds Reward. 
Peter Graham, a Person who was apprehended, and 
brought before Justice Ahuood this Day, for counterfeit- 
ing three Notes, one against John Cooper, for Ten Pounds, 
one against Hugli Cahcell for about the same Sum, the 
other against Thomas Biirgic for Eight Pounds; who 
upon his Examination confessed the same, but refused to 
give them up, and upon his Way to the Goal, made his 
Escape from the Constable : The said Graham, is an 
Irishman, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, a Weaver by 
Trade, a thick set Eellow, talks broad, of a fair Complex- 
ion, with black Hair; had on when he made his Escape, 
a light coloured Coat, Jacket and Breeches; whoever takes 
up the said Fellow, and secures him in any of his Majes- 
ty's Goals, so that he may be brought to Justice, shall have 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I?! 

the above Reward paid by the Subscribers; and hkewise 
we do forwarn all Persons whatsoever from taking said 
Notes, as we shall by no Means pay the same, or any 
other he may counterfeit against us. 

John Cooper, 
Hugh Calwell, 
Thomas Burgie. 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1325, May 23, 1768. 

Ten Pounds Reward 
There are missing from the Owner, four Conveyances, 
viz. one from Thomas Atherton to Mark Newby, for one 
Twentieth of a Propriety of West Jersey; one from 
James Atkinson to Mordecai Howell, dated 5th and 6th 
March, 1704; one from said Howell to Peter Stretch, 
dated 26th July, 1707; one from said Stretch to Abraham 
Porter, dated 23d and 24th August 1709, each for 300 
Acres of Land in West Jersey; and as it is apprehended 
that other Interests may have been conveyed, by the afore- 
said Conveyances, or some of them, and of Consequence 
other Titles depend thereon, it may occasion their being 
in the Hands of the Persons who now have them. If such 
Person, or any other, will give Information of the above 
Deeds, so that they may be had of Record, by applying to 
Peter Thompson, Conveyancer, in Philadelphia, or James 
Kinsey, Esq; in Burlington, they shall receive the above 
Reward. 

Three Pounds Reward. 
Run away the 3d of May inst. from the Subscribers, in 
Cumberland County, West New Jersey, two Negroe Men, 
one about 5 Feet 10 or 11 Inches high, named Peter; had 
with him two Felt Hats, i fine Shirt, i Woollen, and 2 
coarse Ditto, a Thickset Coat, with a Cape, a black Cut- 



172 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Velvet Jacket, blue Plnsh Breeches, a Pair of Leather 
Ditto, 2 Pair of Woollen ribbed Stockings, i Pair of 
Thread Ditto, 2 Pair of Shoes, Brass Buckles, and 5 or 
6 Caps. The other named Will, is a stout well set Fel- 
low, not quite so tall as Peter; had with him, when he 
went away, one brown Jacket, i old Ditto, without 
Sleeves, blue Breeches, no Hat. As they are artful Fel- 
lows, it is not unlikely they may change their Cloaths and 
Names, the latter came from Carolina, and it is likely they 
may try to get there again; and as he can write, and they 
have taken Pen and Ink with them, it is not unlikely they 
will produce a Pass. Whoever secures said Negroes, so 
as their Masters may have them again, shall have the above 
Reward, or Thirty Shillings for either of them, paid by 

Ephraim Seely 
Isaac Antrin. 

New-York, May 23 
We hear from New-Ark that, on Friday last, the Court- 
House of that Town, by an Accident, supposed to arise 
from the Chimney's taking Fire, was like to have been 
reduced to Ashes; but by the extraordinary Dexterity of 
the Inhabitants, it was happily prevented from doing any 
other Damage, than burning Part of the Roof. 

Philadelphia 
Captain Blewer from Quebec, on Monday the i6th In- 
stant, spoke the Captains Flardcastle and Chancellor, and 
saw Captain Sparks, who had all left our Capes that Day. 

To be Sold by the Subscriber, 

By way of public vendue, on Monday, the 13th of June 

next, if not sold by private sale before, 

A Valuable tract of land in Evesham ^ 

David Oliphant 

1 See a fuller advertisement in No. 2014, Pennsylvania Gazette, July 30, 
1767, N. J. Archives, XXV., 420-422. 



1768] 



NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1/3 



N. B. Great bargains to be had here. — TJie Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 2057, May 26, 1768. 

The Centinel, No. X.^ 

The American WHIG. [No VI.] 
Doctor Chandler's Appeal, begins with a denial of the 
validity of the ordination of all the protestant ministers 
in the world, except those of his own denomination .... 

^It is not long since the Rev. Moiis. Haudiii/ 

took the pastoral charge of the episcopal church of Tren- 
ton, in New- Jersey, and afterwards that of New-Rochelle, 
zvitJioiit any rcordination; but before Mr. Munroe could 
be qualified to serve the chappel of Philipsburg, he was 
obliged to make a visit to the bishop of London, for his 
hand and his blessing — The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1329, May 26, 1768. 

Alloways Creek Neck, June 6, 1768. 
Run away on the 29th of May, an Irish servant man, 
who speaks good English, named James Herron : Had 
on, when he went away, a blue cloth coat,linsey jacket, 
with yellow buttons, tow shirt, and black neck-cloth, tow 
trowsers, and an old beaver hat, no stockings, a new pair 
of shoes, with brass buckles, has black hair, stoops when 
walking, he is a blacksmith by trade, and is an ill-looking 



1 Nearly three columns. 

3 The Rev. Michael Houdin was born in France in 1705. He was edu- 
cated for the priesthood, and became Superior of a Franciscan Convent 
at Montreal. Leaving the Church of Rome, he entered the Church of 
England in New York in 1747. In June, 1750. he says, "having my 
residence in New York, I heard of repeated complaints made by gentle- 
men and principal inhabitants of this place [Trenton], Allen's Town 
and Borden's Town, it being for many years destitute of a Church of 

England minister; and without any sort of application of mine 

some of them were pleased to pre.ss me l:)y letter to come amongst 
them." This led to the organization of St. Michael's Church, of Tren- 
ton, in 1755 — the name being probably an unintentional compliment to 
the first Rector. In 1759 he was ordered by Lord Loudon to accom- 
pany General Wolfe to Quebec, as his guide, on account of his famil- 
iarity with the country, and he was retained in the army some time. 
From Canada he was .sent a.s missionai'v to New Rochelle. Westchester 
county, N. Y.. whei-e he died, in October, 176(1. 



174 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

fellow. Whoever takes up said servant, shall have four 
POUNDS reward, and reasonable charges paid by 

Nicholas Farmer. 

Ten Pounds Reward. 

Absconded from Woodberry, in the county of Glou- 
cester, and western division of the province of New-Jer- 
sey (the usual place of his abode) a certain Nathan Col- 
lins, about 34 years of age, and about five feet ten inches 
high; wore his own black strait hair; brown eyed, black 
eye-brows, thin faced, fresh coloured, and slender built; 
very talkative, and boasts much of his valour when a pro- 
vincial soldier. His cloathing cannot be particularly de- 
scribed, as he took several sorts with him, chiefly pretty 
good. It is supposed he had a considerable sum of money 
with him. He enticed away with him, an apprentice boy 
named Joseph Sharp, about five feet ten inches high, i8 
years of age, wore his own light brown hair, down look 
and well set. Had on when he went away, a good hat, 
ozenbrigs shirt, leather breeches, a sailor's knap'd vest, 
blue yarn stockings, and a pair of new pumps. 

Whoever takes up and secures said Collins and Sharp, 
so that the Subscriber may have them again, shall have 
Eight Pounds for Collins, and Forty Shillings for Sharp, 
paid by 

William Downs. 

Whereas the General Assembly of the province of 
New-Jersey, hath lately passed an Act for the relief of 
Insolvent Debtors; and in pursuance thereof, Alexander 
Ferguson, Thomas Goforth, Henry Quigg, John Small, 
John Nichol, Benjamin Chambers, and Joshua Kindall 
(prisoners for debt in the goal of the county of Burling- 
ton) have petitioned the judges of said court, for relief 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 175 

in that case. The creditors of said petitioners are there- 
fore desired to meet at the court-house in BurHngton, on 
the 20th day of 6th month, called June, at lo of the clock, 
to chuse such persons as they shall think fit, to whom the 
said debtors may assign their estate for the use of their 
creditors : Or otherwise to shew cause, if any there be, 
why the said debtors, or either of them, ought not to be 
relieved from their confinement. 

Burlington. Robert Smith, 

May 31, 1768. Henry Paxson. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 73, May 2,0-Junc 
6, 1768.' 

RuN-away from the subscriber, about the first of Sep- 
tember last, living in Somerset county, near Pluckhimin,-^ 
an indented Irish servant man, named Matthew King, 
(about two years in this country) he is about 17 years of 
age, 5 feet 9 inches high, with short hair, and speaks very 
much on the Irish accent (or brogue.) Had on when he 
went away, a tow shirt and trowsers, a light colour'd lin- 
sey jacket, and an old castor hat. Whoever takes up the 
said run-away, and secures him so that his master may 
have him again, shall receive two dollars reward, and all 
reasonable charges, paid by 

Marcus King. 

— The N. Y. Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 865, 
May 30, 1768. 

Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of the 
Province of New- Jersey, lately published, entitled, "An 
Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, we the Subscribers 
being now confined in the Gaol of the County of Essex, 
and having petitioned to the Judges of the Inferior Court 

1 A popular interpretation of the meaning- of tlie name Pluclvemin — 
which is from two Indian words, pulig and mm. meaning fine berries, 
or fruit. 



176 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

of Common Pleas, for the Benefit of the said Act, filed a 

Schedule of Effects, do give Notice to all our Creditors 

to appear on the 30th Day of June next, at two o' Clock in 

the Afternoon, of the same Day, before the Judges of the 

said Court, at the Court-House of the County of Essex, 

in Elizabeth-Town, and shew Cause, if any they have, why 

we should not be discharged agreeable to the Directions of 

the said Act. 

James Baley 

May 28, 1768. Samuel Yeomans. 

By Order of Stephen Skinner, Rune Runyon, and Jon- 
athan Frosee, Esqrs; Judges of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, for the County of Middlesex, in the Province 
of Nczv- Jersey: Notice is hereby given to the Creditor or 
Creditors respectively of John Le Coiite, Jacob Skillman, 
jun. William Ciirrey, James Mooney, Nicholas Fhy, Will- 
iam Robins, JJugh Ditnn, and Josiah Daz'is, insolvent 
Debtors, in the Gaol of the said County of Middlesex, to 
shew Cause, if any they have, before the said Judges, at 
the House of Elijah Dunham, Innholder, in the City ot 
Perth-Amboy, in the County of Middlesex aforesaid, or 
Wednesday the 15th Day of June next, at ten o'Clock in 
the Forenoon, why an Assignment of the said Debtors 
Estates, respectively, should not be made, and the said 
Debtors discharged, pursuant to the Directions of a late 
Act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly of 
this Province, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of Insol- 
vent Debtors. 

PertJi-Amboy, May 27, 1768. 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1326, May 30, 1768. 

New-York, May 30. We hear from Hackinsack that 
the following melancholy Accident happen'd there on 



I768J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 177 

Sunday last, just after Sunset, viz. A fine little Boy, who 
went to School there, about 8 Years of Age, (Son of Wm. 
Livingston, Esq; of this City)^ proposed to one of his 
Companions to take a Sail, (as he called it) that is to go 
in a Canoe on the little River at that Place. They went 
off together, but the other Boy changing his mind and 
coming back, little Livingston went alone. He had been 
gone about half an Hour when he was missed and enquired 
for. On going to the Landing, his Hat was found on the 
Shore, and at a little Distance his Body quite Dead lying- 
in the Water, which was but about 2 Feet deep. The 
Canoe was not put off, but it is imagined by some Acci- 
dent he fell into the Water, and thro' Surprise was dis- 
abled from helping himself. — TJic Nczv York Journal or 
General Advertiser, A^o. 1326, June 2, 1768. 

Philadelphia, June 2 
Monday last Lieutenant Perkins, of the Royal Irish 
Regiment, coming from Burlington in the Stage-Boat, 
unfortunately fell overboard, and was drowned, before 
any Assistance could be given him. 

Whereas a report is industriously circulated, that I 
John Wolf Litzel, Minister of Philipsburgh,^ in West New- 
Jersey, have married together a certain Lydia Pursley to 
Lyon Jones of Philipsburgh, merchant; this is to declare 
the said report to be injurious, false and groundless, at 
witness my hand, 

M. John Wolf Litzel. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2058, June 2, 
1768. 

1 Philip French Livingston was b. Sept. 1. 1760. and bap. Sept. 4. 
1760, in the First Presbyterian Church of New York. 

-'A survey was made. May 27. 1762, of a plot of one acre, whereon 
was already a Lutheran church and burying- ground, which plot William 
Coxe proposed to convey to trustees for the use of the church. See 
Hist. Sussex and Warren Counties, p. 556. 



178 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

The CENTINEL, No. XI. 

It was remarked in a former Paper, that if the Juris- 
diction of ParHament to interfere in the internal PoHce 
of the Colonies, was ever so well established, yet it would 
be extremely dangerous for us to have so very delicate a 
Part of it as Church-Polity; regulated by that respectable 
Body; ..... 

Yea, such a favourite is the American Admiralty, that 
the British Legislature, on assuming a Power to tax the 
Colonies, has given much of the Business of the Court of 
Exchequer, which is a Court of common Law, to this 
arbitrary Tribunal, [j And not content with bringing it 
ashore at our Sea-Ports, and enabling it to scourge our 
Merchants, they have sent it up into our Forrests, and 
directed that the Penalties imposed on such Persons as 
shall destroy his Majesties Pine-Trees in New-England, 
New- York, and New-Jersey, shall be recoverable in the 
Admiralty 

\\See Stamp- Act, &c. 

On Monday afternoon last, as the Burlington stage- 
boat was coming down the river, a young lady's hat blew 
overboard, which, Lieut. Perkins,^ of the i8th Regt. en- 
deavouring to recover, by getting into a small boat, fell 
in the river and was drowned. His body has not yet 
been found. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1330, Jime 
2, 1768. 

Philadelphia, June 3, 1768. 
Daniel Goodman, living in Arch street, in the city of 
Philadelphia, Baker, (being a Seventh Son) hereby gives 
notice, that for a number of years past, in England, New- 
Jersey and Pennsylvania, he hath cured divers persons 

1 William Perkins was commissioned Lieutenant of the ISth or Royal 
Irish Regiment of Foot, January 1. 1766. The regiment served in Amer- 
ica. 176S-177:^ 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1/9 

afflicted with the king's evil, by using no other means or 
remedies than by stroking the part affected, with his hand; 
therefore any person or persons affected with the disorder, 
by applying to him, may be reHeved in Uke manner. And 
as he doth the same from a principle of humanity, and 
not with any lucrative views, any person or persons will 
be cured without fee or reward. — TJic Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, No. 74, June 6-13. 1768. 

Neiv-York, June 6. Yesterday a Sloop came up from 
Great-Egg-Harbour, the Master of which says. That last 
Saturday Morning he saw a Ship ashore at Little-Egg- 
Harbour, with all her Sails loose. 

Beaver-Pond, May 28, 1768. Last Monday a Thou- 
sand People were drawn to this Place, by an Advertise- 
ment for a Twenty Pounds Plate. Three Horses, &c. 
were to start, or no Race; only Capt. Anthony Rutgen's 
Queen Kate, got by Ariel, and Mr. Hird's^ Lady Leggs, 
got by Briton, appeared. The Owners, to divert a very 
respectable Company, as there was not a sufficient Num- 
ber to run for the Plate, agreed upon a Sweepstakes, but 
the Jersey Sportsman refused to gratify the Spectators 
with a Contest, pretending that the Sum was too trifling 
to hazard a Heat upon, so that after paying Forfeit, he 
left the Field, and the Superiority of the two Racers un- 
decided : Should he be valiant enough to face this Blood 
of Ariel, a Plate in the Fall, whether in Pennsylvania, or 
at Home, may assure him that a Briton Filly is as super- 
able in our Northern Colonies, as at the Plains of Upper 
Marlborough. 

To be sold, at Morris Town, in the county of Morris, 
near the Court-House, a commodious and well situated 

1 Nathaniel Heard. 



l8o NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

new house, two stories high, wherein Augustine Moore, 
Esq; deceased lately lived; with about three acres of land, 
on which it stands, planted with a fine young growing 
orchard, grafted with the choicest fruits, with a good barn 
and stable on the same. Likewise a lot of about ten acres, 
of pasture and wood land, will be sold separate or to- 
gether, as shall best suit the purchaser; the terms of pay- 
ment w411 be made easy, as the money is not wanted. For 
particulars, enquire of Mary Moore, on the premises. 

To be sold at private sale, a lot of land in Perth Amboy. 
belonging to the estate of Alexander Thompson, deceased, 
being fifty feet in front, and running from Bank Street to 
low water mark. There is on said lot a good dwelling- 
house, barn, and other out-houses, with a wharf boarded 
in, and all in good repair. Any person inclining to be- 
come a purchaser, by applying to the subscriber, living in 
said house, may know the terms and conditions of sale. 

Barshaba Thompson, Executrix. 

RuN-away from the subscriber, on the i8th ult. a Negro 
named Brunce, 'tis likely he will change his name to Tom. 
(as he has told some persons, already that was his name) : 
He is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, is 
very nimble in walking", and talks broken English and low 
Dutch: Had on when he went away, an old felt hat, a 
grayish colour'd jacket, and old shoes and stockings. 
Whoever takes up said Negro, and secures him, in any of 
his Majesty's goals on the continent, so that he may be 
had again, or brings him to the subscriber livitig in the 
township of Reading, Hunterdon county, East-Jersey, 
shall have Forty Shillings reward, and all reasonable 
charg^es paid by 

Charles Eversole 



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Somerset County. ) In pursuance of an order made 

ss 

New- Jersey, ^ ' by Philip Van Home, and Bry- 
an Lefferty, Esqrs, two of the judges of the inferior court 
of common pleas, in and for the county of Somerset, in 
East New-Jersey, upon the petition of Annanias Randall. 
Matthew Gracey, Frederick Teel, Christopher Hay den, 
Nathaniel Hayden, Peter Van Tilburgh, and John Fan- 
sey, insolvent debtors, now in actual goal in the said 
county; notice is hereby given by the said petitioners, to 
all the creditors of the said petitioners, to shew cause, if 
any they have, before the said judges, at Millstone, in the 
county of Somerset aforesaid, on Wednesday the 29th 
day of June inst. at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, 
being the time and place appointed by the said judges, 
why an assignment of said petitioners estates, should not 
be made to persons then and there to be appointed by tl-te 
said judges, and the said petitioners be thereupon dis- 
charged, according to an act of the governor, council, and 
general assembly, of the province aforesaid, made and 
passed at Perth- Amboy, in the 8th year of his present Alaj- 
esty's reign, entitled, "an act for the relief of insolvent 
debtors." 

Dated June 2, 1768. 

• — The Nczv York Gazette and JVeekly Mereury, No. 
866, June 6, 1768. 

Bergen, Jnne 2, 1768. 

Pursuant to the Directions of a Vote of the General 
Assembly of the Province of Nezv-Jersey, Notice is here- 
by given, by the Proprietors or Claimers of the Common 
Lands allotted to the Patent of Seeaueus, in the County of 
Bergen, that they purpose to make Application to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the said Province, at their next Session, 
for a Law to appoint Commissioners, to make Partition 



l82 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

of said Common Lands of which all concerned may take 
Notice, and if they have any Objections, they may then 
make them appear to the General Assembly, according' to 
the nsag'e in snch Cases. 

Piscafazvay, June i, 1768. 
To be Sold, or leased, for a Term of Years, 
by the Subscriber, 
A Grist-Mill, in good order, with about 50 or 60 Acres 
of Land. There is on the Premises a Dwelling-House, 
near the Mill, which stands within 100 Yards of said Mill; 
the Constructions of the Mill are as well calculated, per- 
haps, as any in the Country; it is double-geer'd with a 
Water Wheeel of 20 Feet diameter, and a sufficient Fall 
of Water. The Head and Fall of the Mill is from the 
Surface of the Pond to the Bottom of the Wheel 37 Feet; 
the grinding Water that stands in the Forbay is 1 3 Feet ; 
the Pond long and deep, and holds so much Water, the 
Mill has not wanted in the dryest Seasons ; the dam being 
rais'd to the Height it now is. The Mill stands within 1 50 
Yards of the River Rariton, and within 250 Yards of as 
public a Landing as, perhaps, any one in the C(uuitry. 
The Whole is most beautifully situated, and in a delight- 
ful Place; with a large Country back of it; and is, at this 
Time, a well calculated Place for a Shopkeeper. The 
Vendue will be held, and Conditions of Sale made known, 
the 20th Day of this Instant; and a good and sufficient 
Title will be given by John Martin, who lives near the 
Premises. 

N. B. The same Day will be sold, a Lot of Salt ]\Iead- 
ow, of about six Acres, and a Lot of about ten Acres of 
Fresh Meadow; with sundry other Things, by said John 
Martin. — The Nczv York Gazette or JJ^eekly Post Boy. 
No. 1327, June 6, 1768. 



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Morris County i In pursuance of an order made by 
Nezv- Jersey, S Jacob Foord, and Robert Goble, 
esqrs. two of the judges of the inferior court of common 
pleas, in and for the said county of Morris and province 
of East New-Jersey; upon the petition of Daniel Tuttle. 
Henry Dow Tripp, Silas Hinds, and Jeremiah Cramer, 
insolvent debtors, now in Actual goal, in said county : 
Notice is hereb}^ given by the said petitioners, to all the 
creditors of the said petitioners, to shew cause (if any they 
have) before the said judges, at the court-house in Morris- 
town, in the county of Morris aforesaid, on Friday the 
first day of July next, at two of the clock of said day, 
being the time and place appointed by the said judges, 
why an assignment of the said petitioner's estates should 
not be made to persons then and there to be appointed by 
the creditors or said judges; and the said petitioners be 
thereupon discharged, according to an act of the gover- 
nor, council, and general assembly of the province afore- 
said, made and passed at Perth-Amboy, in the eighth year 
of the reign of his present majesty George the third, en- 
titled, "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors." 
Morris-Town, June 8, 1768. 

Monmouth. ) By Order of the Honourable John An- 
Nezv-Jersey, *> derson, and James Lawrence, Esqrs. 
two of the Judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas 
for said County : Whereas John Emley, Jonathan Hunt, 
Abiel Akin, Andrew Wilson, David Stout. Peter Van 
Kerk, Thomas Jacobs, John Williams, Nicolas Philips, 
Samuel Romine, John Hampton, William Voorhees. Rob- 
ert Morris, John Morris, Samuel Morril, William Sears, 
John Crowshorn, John Guibeson, Richard Morris, James 
Ker, John Foster, John Rouce, William Van Kerk, jun. 
and Robert Stout; Prisoners for Debt in the Gaol of said 
County, did on the third Day of June, 1768, make Appli- 



184 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l/^S 

cation to said Judges, for the Benefit of the late Insoh^ent 
Act, entitled an Act for the Benefit of insolvent Debtors, 
made in the Eighth Year of his present Alajesty's Reign 
for said Purpose, having qualified and filed their Sched- 
ules. 

Now these are to give Notice to the Creditors of the 
said Debtors, that they be together at said Goal aforesaid, 
on Monday the 27th Day of this Instant June, at 10 
o'clock, (to shew Cause if any they have) w^hy the said 
Prisoners Estates should not be assigned and their Bodies 
discharged from their Confinement, pursuant to said Act. 
— Tlic Nczv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1^27, June 9, 1768. 

Philadelphia, June 9 

The Ship Sally, Captain Rankin, in 7 AA'eeks from 
Newry, for this Port, is ashore ofl^ Little Egg Harbour. 

On Sunday Night, the 22d of last Month, a Fire broke 
out in the House of Mr. Richard Dickinson, Watchmaker, 
in Mount-holly, which entirely consumed the same, to- 
gether with all the Furniture, and every Thing- therein, 
to a considerable Amount. The Fire had got to such a 
Head before it was discovered, that Mr. DickinsiMi, the 
only Person in the House, narrowly escaped with his Fife. 

Gloucester County, June 6, 1768. 
Four Dollars Reward. 
Run away from the subscriber, on the 4th instant, a 
Negroe man, named Jacob, about 24 years of age, 5 feet 
7 or 8 inches high, has sharp filed teeth, is apt to stutter 
if he talks fast; had on, and took away with him, a brown 
bearskin jacket, a short brown kersey under ditto, with 
sleeves, one check shirt and trowsers, and one tow shirt 
and trowsers. half worn shoes, a spotted red silk handker- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 85 

chief, and half worn felt liat. Whoever takes up and se- 
cures said NegToe, so that his master may have him again, 
shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by William Cooper. 

N. B. z^ll persons are forbid to harbour or conceal said 
Negroe, as they may depend on being prosecuted as the 
law directs. 

The Body of Lieutenant Perkins, who was drowned, 
as mentioned in our last, has since been taken up, and was 
decently buried on Sunday last, in New-Jersey, about six 
miles up the river. 

On Thursday the 26th of May, the reverend Mr. Beach^ 
of New-Brunswick was married to the amiable and ac- 
complished Miss Nancy Van Winkle, a lady whose shin- 
ing virtues and sw-eet disposition must render the marriage 
state truly happy. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Cumlierland 
county. West New-Jersey, the 3d of ]\Iay last, a Negro 
man, named Peter, but has since changed his name to that 
of Jack Sharp, he is about 5 feet 10 inches, 30 years of 
age, has a larg"e scar on one of his arms cut with a sickle : 
had on and took with him, two felt hatts, one woolen, one 
fine and tw^o coarse linen shirts, a thick-set coat with a 
cape, a black cut velvet jacket, a pair of blue plush and a 
pair of leather breeches, and five or six caps. He has since 

1 The RG^•, Abraham Beach was b. in Cheshire. Conn., in 1740. and 
graduated at Yale in 1757. He went to England in 1767 for ordination, 
and was appointed missionary at New Brunswick and Piscataciua. N. J., 
arriving there the latter part of September in that year. In July. 1776. 
declining to omit the prayers for the King and the royal family, he 
was obliged to close the churches, but continued during the war to 
"dispense spiritual consolation alike to Whigs and Tories." In 1783 he 
was appointed temporary missionary at Peith Amboy. In 1784 he re- 
moved to New York, having been appointed a.ssistant minister of Trin- 
ity church in that city. In 1813 he ;-esigned, on a i>ension of $1,500 for 
life, voted him by the church. He retired to a farm on the Raritan. 
where he d. in 1828. His wife. Ann, was the daughter and sole heiress 
of Evart Van Winkle, one of the early Dutch settlers on the Raritan; 
she d. in 1808. 



I 86 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

changed his apparel and forged a pass, signed Ephraim 
Seeley. 

Whoever takes up said Negro, and secures him in any 
of his Majesty's Goals, so that his master may have him 
again, or brings him home, shall have three pounds 
reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

Ephraim Seely. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1331, June 9, 1768. 

Neiv-York, June 13. The Ship mentioned in our last 
to be ashore at Little-Egg-Harbour, proves to be the Sally, 
Capt. Rankin, from Newry, bound for Philadelphia. 

Middlesex County ) Whereas bv virtue of several 

r SS. . "... 

New-Jersey, 1 ' writs of fieri facias, to me di- 
rected, issued out of the supreme court of this province, 
and county court of Middlesex aforesaid, against the 
goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Whitehead 
Leonard, at the suit of Stephen Jones, and others. I have 
seized and taken about ten acres of land, with a fulling 
mill thereon, of and belonging to the said Leonard, situ- 
ate in South Brunswick, in the county aforesaid, near 
Kingstown; the said mill hath the advantage of a good 
stream of w^ater, and a well settled neighbourhood. Now 
these are to give notice, that the lands and mill, taken as 
aforesaid, will be exposed to sale, at public vendue, on 
Friday the 29th of July next, at the house of Willliam 
Van Tilbury, innholder, in Kingstown aforesaid; the sale 
to begin at 12 o'clock of said day, at which time and place 
the conditions will be made known by 

John Moores, Sheriff. 

Perth- Amboy, May 28, 1768. 

— The Nezv York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No 
867, June 13. 1768. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 187 

IVoodbridgc, June g, 1768. 
Run away from the Subscrilier, the 29th nit. a Negroe 
Man, named Cuff, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, full faced, 
and thick set ; has a large Scar on his right great Toe, cut 
within; had on when he went away, a Woolen Shirt, a 
Pair of Leather Breeches, a Grey Kersey Jacket, and Felt 
Hat, but may probably change his Dress. Whoever takes 
up said Negroe Man, and secures him, so that his Master 
may have him again, shall have Three Dollars Reward, 
paid by the Subscriber. 

Jonathan Clawson. 

Maidenlicad, Hunterdon County, June 4, 1768. 

Ten Pounds Reward. 

Run away from the Subscriber, on Tuesday the 31st 
of May, an Irish Servant Man, named John Burns, but it's 
likely will change his Name, about 25 Years old, 5 Feet 8 
Inches high, of a fresh Complexion, a little freckled, black 
Hair, but will probably cut it off, brown Eyes; had on, 
and took with him, a grey napt Coat, Metal Buttons, green 
napt Vest, new Felt Hat, Half-worn Buckskin Breeches, 
blue Yarn Stockings, Brass Buckles, a fine Linen and an 
Oznabrigs Shirt, with sundry other Articles. He is a 
Cooper by Trade; and it's thought will make for the Mo- 
hawk River. Whoever takes up said Servant, and deli^'- 
ers him to his Master, or secures him in any Goal, so that 
he may be had again, shall have the above Reward, and 
reasonable Charges. 

Wilson Hunt. 

A new and accurate map of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania, Virginia, Maryland, New-Jersey, and part 
of New-York, &c. humbly dedicated to their Honours 
the Governors of the several Provinces. 



l88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

This map begins in the Atlantic ocean, in latitude 36 
degrees north, and at a meridian of 74 degrees west from 
London, thence continues by the same parallel of 36 de- 
grees north latitude, to the longitude of 89 degrees west 
of London, which makes the west longitude in the map 
15 degrees, ecjual to about 700 miles, allowing a little bet- 
ter than 46 miles to each degree of longitude in this lati- 
tude, which will determine about 36 miles west of the 
river Mississippi, and the line of 36 degrees north lati- 
tude, will pass about 60 miles south of the confluence of 
the rivers Mississippi and the Ohio, thence from the 89th 
degree of west longitude, northward to the 46th degree 
of north latitude, which will be about 160 miles west of 
the westermost point of the Nocjuet Bay, joining the 
westermost point of the great lake Michigan, thence east 
by the parallel of 46 degrees of north latitude, which 
will pass about 50 miles north of the most northern part 
of the great lake Michigan, and about 25 miles of the lake 
Huron, 100 miles of Missillimackmac.^ 1 12 of the lake On- 
tario, and so on to the first meridian of 74 degrees west 
of London, thence southward to the place of beginning, 
being in length as said befc^^e, about 700 miles, and in 
width 600, allowing 60 miles in a degree of latitude, and 
contains 420 thousand square English miles. - - - - 
The eastern boundaries will pass through Long Island, 
about 44 miles eastward (^f New-York, and allowing the 
variation of the compass, from the place of beginning 
northward, brings the line 74 degrees west longitude, 
through the city of New-York, or very near it. - - - - 
This map is already drawn, but being conceived to be 
from too small a scale, it is proposed to be drawn a second 
time, and to make a scale of 10 inches to every 100 miles, 
which will make 5 feet 10 inches one way, and 5 feet the 

1 Michillimackinack. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 89 

Other, from margin to margin; in which wih l)e laid 
down the trne situation of ah the cities and towns, the 
courses, width, and distances of ah the rivers, creeks, 
lakes, roads, and all other matters of the least note. - - - - 
The boundaries of provinces, counties and townships, 
bays, inlets, &c. &c. This map well done, would, of con- 
sequence, be in great demand on the continent of Amer- 
ica, the West-India islands, and in short, in all his Maj- 
esty's dominions, and most parts of Europe. - - - - 
The author has been at a great deal of pains, cost and 
trouble, for many years, in bringing this work to an ac- 
curacy, from the best observations, accounts and intelli- 
gence he could gather, and flatters himself they are genu- 
ine and good; but finding the work will be heavy in his 
own hands, would be glad to join one or two Gentlemen 
upon reasonable terms, to help him to support the present 
charge, the one whereof would be well to be the engraver. 
A line to the Printer hereof, for the subscriber, on the sub- 
ject, will be gratefully received and acknowledged. - - - - 
It is submitted to the candour of gentlemen, their aid and 
encouragement, in so useful and great a work, loy their 
very humble servant. 

T. THOMAS.^ 

To BE SOLD by Private Sale, 
By the subscriber, living near the Head of Alloway's 

Creek, in this county of Salem, and western division 

of the province of New-Jersey; 

A Tract of LAND, adjoining that whereon the sub- 
scriber now lives, containing about three hundred and 
seventy acres, on which is an improvement of thirty acres 
or more of cleared land fenced into several fields, and n 
house of hewed logs with a stone chimney in it, also a 
small orchard of good fruit. On another part of the said 

1 No account of the pulilication of this maii has lieen found. Was it 
]3iinted? 



igO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

land is a field cleared and fenced, with a small orchard on 
the same. There are about thirty acres of swamp on said 
land, suitable for meadow. The land is well timbered 
with oak and hickory, suitable for staves, rails, cord wood, 
&c. and is convenient to several landings on said Alloways 
creek, where shallops can come and load, being not more 
than three miles distance to cart from said land. There 
also is an advantageous outlet for cattle and hogs, as there 
is a large quantity of unsettled land adjoining, being good 
feed for cattle in summer. Any person inclining to pur- 
chase the whole, or part thereof, may apply to the sub- 
scriber, view the premises, and be informed of the terms 
of sale. 

June II, 1768 Hugh Blackwood. 

Five Pounds Reward. 

Ran away from the Subscriber, the first instant, a ser- 
vant lad, named Thomas Collagen, by trade a bricklayer; 
he is about five feet five inches high, square shouldered, 
has strait black hair, black eyes, and a downcast counte- 
nance; he had on, when he went away, a sharp cocked 
felt hat, a brown coarse cloth coat, with a hole in the left 
sleeve, a brown Irish caml^let jacket, a new check shirt, 
blue cloth breeches, a blue stamped flannel patch upon one 
of the knees, blue yarn stockings, and a pair of half worn 
shoes, with one plain and square brass buckle, the other 
a round and flowered metal buckle. He boasts greatly 
of being born in London, and is very fond of dancing 
and company. Whoever secures said apprentice, so that 
his master may have him again, shall receive the above 
reward, and all reasonable charges. 

Harman Knickerbacker. 

Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, East-Jersey, June 17, 
1768. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. I9I 

Three Pounds Reward. 

Ran away from Pitts-Town Mills, in Hunterdon 
county, New Jersey, on the night of the 7th of May last, 
a Servant Man, named John Ryan, born in Ireland, a 
house carpenter by trade, about 5 feet nine inches high; 
wears his own hair, which is short, brown, and curls well; 
has a remarkable strut in his gait, is neat in his dress ; and 
talks thick and fast, especially when he is in liquor. He 
took with him a lead-coloured cloth coat and breeches, a 
white swanskin jacket without sleeves, ribb'd yarn stock- 
ings, and worsted ditto, a pair of pumps, a good felt hat, 
a pair of sash plains, and a large, young, mouse-coloured 
dog, with a short tail. Whoever takes up said servant, 
and secures him in any gaol, or delivers him to Jacob 
Gooding, at Pitts-Town (formerly called Hoffs Town) 
or to Moore Furman in Philadelphia, shall receive Three 
Pounds Reward, besides reasonable charges; and Ten 
Shillings reward for delivering the mouse coloured dog 
to Jacob Gooding, at Pitts-Town aforesaid. 
Philadelphia, June 17, 1768. 
— The Pejinsyhauia Chronicle, No. 75, June 13-20. 
1768. 

Nezv-York, June 16. Tuesday Morning as a Boat was 
coming from Elizabeth-Town, to this City, with Timber 
across her Deck, a Negro Boy belonging to Mr. Chitwood 
of Elizabeth-Town, sitting upon the End of the Timber, 
when a sudden Flaw of Wind took the Boat, which over- 
set the Timber, and unfortuneately drowned the Boy. — 
Supplement to the New York Gazette or JVeekly Post 
Boy, A^o. 1328 June 16, 1768. 

Burlington, June 13. On Friday last came on the Elec- 
tion of two Members to represent this City in the General 



192 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Assembly of New-Jersey, when Abraham Hewlings. 
and Joseph Smith, Esquires, were unanimously elected. 
And this Day came on the Election of two Representa- 
tives for the County of Burlington, when Henry Pax- 
son, and Joseph Bullock, Esquires, were also unani- 
mously chosen. 

Pursuant to an Act of General Assembly of the Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, lately passed, intituled. An Act for 
the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; we, the Subscribers, be- 
ing- now confined in the Goal of the County of Hunter- 
don, and having petitioned the Judges of the Supreme 
Court for the Benefit of the said Act, do give Notice to 
all our Creditors, to appear and shew Cause, if any they 
have, on the 12th Day of July next, at 2 o'Clock in the 
Afternoon of the same Day, before the Judges of the said 
Court, at the Dwelling-house of Rensalier A\'illiams, in 
Trenton, why we should not be discharged, agreealile to 
the Directions of the said Act. 

John Hicks, Jos. Stout, William Hewlings. 

— Tlie Pciiiisylz'ania Gazette, No. 2060, June 16. 
1768. 

The CENTINEL. No. XIH. 

There seems to be something perverse in human Na- 
ture, that prompts Men to give partial and unfair Repre- 
sentations, when it suits their Purpose. They conceal 
Truths, extenuate Eaults, .... 

Dr. Chandler seems in his Appeal, to labour under this 
Infirmity : he complains that the Episcopal Church in 
America sufi"ers unparalleled Hanlshiiis : he insinuates 
that the Complaints which he makes are the Complaints 
of a Million of British Subjects in America, suffering un- 
der unprecedented Hardships; and that all the Episcopal 
Clergv and Laity are joint Petitioners with him and his 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 193 

Friends for an American Episcopate, on the Plan he has 
mentioned. Whereas, in Fact, the People were never con- 
sulted on the Measure, nor were they ever heard to com- 
plain. The whole was concerted and carried on by a few 
Missionaries (whom the Doctor stiles the Clergy) of 
New-York and New-Jersey met together in a voluntary 
Convention. By what Right they assume such Power it 
may be well to enquire 

I would therefore be glad to know by what Authority 
the Missionaries of New-York and New-Jersey, in Vio- 
lation of the Constitution of the British Governments, and 
of the Rights of their fellow Subjects usurp a Power of 
acting for all the Episcopalians in America; .... Let 
the World then judge whether the Petitions sent Home 
by the Missionaries of New-York and the Jerseys, and 
the Appeal published by Doct. C. as far as they respect the 
Islands, are not an insolent Invasion of the Rights of oth- 
ers, and a busy intermeddling with their Laws and Con- 
stitutions without their Consent and Approbation. 

The same may be said of Virginia and Maryland. . . 
. . These Governments have provided for the Mainte- 
nance of the Clergy, in a Way most agreeable to them- 
selves, and when they think it necessary to have a Bishop, 
they will, doubtless, fall upon Measures to have one. But 
what Right the Missionaries of New-York and New-Jer- 
sey have to publish Complaints in the Name of these Peo- 
ple, while they themselves are silent, or to represent their 
Sufferings as intollerable and their Grievances as unpar- 
alleled, while they themselves express no Uneasiness, 1 
cannot well comprehend. 

Run away on Sunday last, the 29th of May, from the 
subscriber, living at Hardiston, Sussex County, East New- 
Jersey, a straight spare Irish indented servant man, named 
James Quin; about 19 or 20 years of age. 5 feet nine 

13 



194 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?^^ 

inches high, black straight hair, remarkable large broad 
black eye brows, which are joined together; light eyes, 
clear complexion, somewhat pale, down look, having lived 
in a Dutch family has but little of the Irish accent in his 
speech, and can read and write very well; he had on when 
he went away an oznabrug shirt with a white linen collar. 
a pair of old leather breeches, with check'd trowsers over 
them ; a new homespun waistcoat of mixt blue and black, 
with a white stripe, without buttons; a redish brown lin- 
sey wolsey homespun upper jacket somewhat worn, with 
pewter buttons; a pair of grey worsted stockings, a pair 
of good double soaled shoes, with large round copper 
buckles; and a large wool hat, two months worn; has 
been employed in America, only in farming business, is a 
civil well behaved young man. Whoever takes up and 
returns said runaway, or secures him in any goal, shall 
receive five pounds proclamation money reward, besides 
all reasonable charges. Benjamin Northup. 

N. B. All masters of vessels and others are hereby 
warned not to harbour, conceal or carry him off, as they 
will answer it at their peril. — The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1332, /wM^ 16, 1768. 

A Correspondent at Princeton informs us, that, on 
Wednesday the 22d ult. The Poll for Representatives in 
the County of Somerset, East-New-Jersey, was closed. 
Hendrick Fisher, and John Berien, Esquires, with Jus- 
tice Roy, were the only Candidates; and the two former 

were elected. Though the last is a Gentleman greatly 

respected, and who was strongly supported, he declined 
the Assistance of his Friends, and genteely favoured 
Judge Berien's superior Merit; otherwise it is diflicult 
to determine whether Mr. Rov would not have been 
chosen. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 1 95 

The College of New-Jersey, upon which we all have 
had our eyes fixed, for furnishing our Churches with a 
gracious, holy, humble and learned Ministry, have wisely 
judged that gentlemens sons are the only likely persons to 
answer our expectations; and have accordingly passed 
an Act. that none shall be admitted to the College, but 
those who are able to continue four years ; and they have 
provided a Professor of Divinity, who, if well attended 
for a year or two more, will fit these gracious, holy, hum- 
ble (and I may add rich) youths for the Ministry; and 
the expence at a moderate computation will not exceed 
£. 300, which is but a trifling sum for a gentleman, in that 
important business. You will imagine, perhaps, that the 
pious Poor are to be shut out. No; a gentleman of that 
faculty told me that, "if a young man of exemplary piety, 
"promising abilities, and sufficiently forward in learning 
"to enter the junior class, would, upon a certificate that 
"he and his parents were so poor, that they were not able 
"to support him more than two years, make application 
"for admittance, he might be taken in as a poor scholar." 
B. O. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 76, June 20-27, 
1768. 

Nezv-York, June 16. On Tuesday last, a Boat coming 
here from Elizabeth-Town, belonging to Mr. Bunnel of 
that Place, having on board a Quantity of Timber, lying 
a Cross the Vessel, on which was a Negro Boy belonging 
to Mr. Chetwood of the same Town, a sudden Flaw of 
Wind heel'd the Boat so much that the Timber with the 
Boy upon it fell overboard, and the Boy was seen no more, 
and as the Water where he fell appear'd bloody, it is sup- 
posed he was crush'd by the Timber. — The Nezv York 
Journal or General Advertiser , No. 1328, Jnne 16, 1768. 



196 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

New-York, June 20. The Sally, Rankin, from Newry, 
for Philadelphia, mentioned in our last, to be on shore at 
Little Egg-Harbour, is gone all to Pieces. 

RuN-away, from the Subscriber, living at Pumpton, in 
New-Jersey, on Saturday the 4th Instant, a Negro Man 
named Harry, 40 Years old, much pitted with the Small- 
Pox, and can speak both Dutch and English, plays on the 
Violin, and loves Grog: Had on when he went away a 
blue Broad cloth Coat, a blue and white Holland Jacket, 
red Cloth Breeches, and new Shoes with brown Yarn 
Stockings. Whoever takes up and secures the said Negro 
Fello'w, so that he may be had again, shall receive Five 
Dollars Reward, and all reasonable Charges, from 

John Acton. 

— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
868, June 20, 1768. 

On reading the Governor of Nezv-Jersey's speech to the 
assembly, the 15th of April last, it afforded me pleasure 
to find so strongly recommended (among other matters) 
the roads being put in better order, which the legislative 
body have doubtless attended to accordingly. 

It's much to be wish VI the inhabitants, in said province, 
for their own benefit, likewise the satisfaction and ease of 
the numerous strangers. tra\elling so frequent to and from 
different provinces and colonies thro' Nezv-Jcrsey, wou'd 
join voluntarily and industriously to prevent future cause 
of complaint, as far as in their power. 

Suffer me to urge and recommend, while so useful a 
regulation is undertaken and forwarded, which I trust 
will be attended with dispatch, under the direction and in- 
spection of such prudent trustees or overseers appointed 
for said service, that there may appear more attention and 



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regard than hitherto, to the safety of all travellers, by a 
better repair of the wood and log bridges, especially on the 
most public roads, which it must be allowed loudly calls in 
sundry places, for speedy and more effectual amendment. 
Permit me further to propose and request, that at the 
forks, or where the roads cross and divide, there may be 
(where as yet none) Posts erected and fixed with plain 
directions to what place each lead, or conduct the stranger; 
as pleasingly appears in Burlington county. The want of 
this useful and desirable intelligence being more general, 
has augmented the anxiety and fatigue of many weary per- 
sons, particularly such who are obliged to travel on foot, 
some perhaps with a burden of body, besides clothes or 
other articles, who are in great distress on finding fas in 
many places) no ready means to obtain information which 
road to take. The smallness of the expence attending this 
beneficial proposal, and the gor)d effects productive thereof, 
deliberately consider'd, I presume, leaves little room to 
doubt of proper measures being soon taken for its accom- 
plishment. Which will be not only laudable but exem- 
plary; and it is to be hoped promote generally, and with 
alacrity in every other province and colony. 

A Traveller. 

Elisabeth-Town, June ii, 1768. 
Strayed from a Pasture in this Town, about five Weeks 
ago, a small (Virginia bred) light bay Horse; he paces 
naturally, has a white Face and four White Feet, with 
grey Hairs in his Tail. Whoever takes up and brings the 
above to the House of William P. Smith, Esq; or can 
give Intelligence, by which he may be recovered, shall re- 
ceive a Pistole Reward, and all reasonable Charges paid. 

Perth-Arnhoy, June 16, 1768. 
By Order of Stephen Skinner, Rune Runyon, and Jon- 



198 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

athan Frazee, Esqrs. Judges of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, for the County of Middlesex, in the Province 
of New-Jersey : Notice is hereby given to the Creditor or 
Creditors, respectively, of Martin Hoogeland, Benjamin 
Britain, and Edward Kight. Insolvent Debtors, in the 
Gaol of the said County of Middlesex; to shew Cause, if 
any they have, before the said Judges, at the House of 
Elijah Dunham, Innholder, in the City of Perth-Amboy, 
in the County of Middlesex aforesaid, on Wednesday the 
13th Day of July next, at lo o'Clock in the Forenoon, why 
an Assignment of the said Debtors Estates, respectively, 
should not be made, and the said Debtors discharged, pur- 
suant to the Directions of a late Act of the Governor, 
Council, and General Assembly of this Province, entitled, 
"An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors." 

Perth-Amboy, June 17, 1768. 

Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of the 
Province of New-Jersey, lately published, entitled, "An 
Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors," we the Sub- 
scribers being confined in the Gaol in the County of Mid- 
dlesex, and having petitioned the Hon. Frederick Smith, 
Esq; Chief Justice of the Province, and John Berrien, Esq; 
one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of said Province, 
and lodged a Schedule and Inventory of our Estates in 
the Secretar3^'s Office, in Perth-Amboy; do give Notice 
to all our Creditors to appear, and shew Cause, if any 
they have, on the 7th Day of September next, at 12 
o'clock of said Day, at the Court-House in Perth-Amboy. 
before the said Justices, why we should not be discharged, 
agreeable to the Directions of the said Act. 

John Feavel. Drake Dunn. 

N^ew- Jersey, June 14, 1768. 
The Subscriber, who lately kept the King's Arms Tav- 



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ern, in Princeton, begs Leave to acquaint his Friends in 
particular, and the PubHc in general, that he has removed 
to the commodious Inn, in Princeton, long known by the 
name of Hudibras^; where having furnished the House 
with the best of Liquors, and proposing from time to time 
to supply it with the best Provisions he can procure in the 
Situation; he flatters himself he shall be able to entertain 
Travellers and others in the best Manner, as he is deter- 
mined to apply himself to give general Satisfaction. He 
hopes for the Continuation of the Custom of his Friends, 
and that of any other Gentlemen, who will please to favour 
him with their Custom, shall be gratefully acknowledged; 
by the Public's 

Obliged humble Servant, 

Jacob Hyer. 

N. B. As the Stage- Waggons from New-York to Phil- 
adelphia, and back, put up at his House, any Person in- 
clining to send Goods or Parcels by that Conveyance, may 
depend on their being carefully forwarded. 

II * ||. He continues to follow the Hatter's Business in 
all its Branches, as usual. — The New York Gazette or 
Weekly Post Boy, No. 1329, June 20, 1768. 

To Be Sold, 
By James Abeel, 
Near the Albany- Pier; 
Hollow-Ware of all Kinds, made at Vesuvius Fur- 
nace, at Newark,^ in New-Jersey, and allowed by the best 
Judges to be far preferable to any made in America. 

Five Dollars Reward. 
Run away from Daniel Taylor, of Newark Mountains, 
in New-Jersey, on Thursday the i6th June Instant, an in- 
dented Servant Man, named James M'Donnough; he 

1 At least as early as 1761. See N. J. Archives, XX., 620. 

* One of the earliest mentions of the iron industry at Newark. 



200 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

speaks the Irish Brogue pretty strong, is about 20 Years 
of Age, of a brown Complexion; has dark brown Hair, 
which he wears tied, and is about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, 
pretty well set; when he ran away he took with him an 
Axe new jump'd, and had on a Regimental Cap turn'd up 
with red, an old brown cloth jacket made Sailor Fashion, 
a Tow Cloth Shirt, a ragged Pair of Tow Cloth Trowsers, 
and no Shoes or Stockings. Whoever apprehends the 
above run away Servant, and secures him so that the said 
Daniel Taylor, may have him again, shall be paid the 
above Reward of Five Dollars, and all reasonable Charges 
by the said Daniel Taylor. — The New York Journal or 
General Advertiser, No. 1329, June 23, 1768. 

Whereas I, the Subscriber, did, in the Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2059, ^"<^ likewise in the Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, No. 73, advertise a certain Nathan Collins, 
having absconded from the usual Place of his Abode, and 
enticed away with him an Apprentice Boy, named Joseph 
Sharp. Now, these are to inform the Public, that the 
Friends and Relations of the said Nathan Collins have en- 
gaged to make me full Satisfaction on that Account, and 
that the said Nathan Collins may pass unmolested for any 
Thing I have at present against him, as no Reward, for 
apprehending him, will be paid by me 

William Downs. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2061, June 23, 
1768. 

On Thursday last Robert Friend Price, and John 
HiNCHMAN, Esquires, were elected Representatives for 
Gloucester County, in New-Jersey. — The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 2061, June 23, 1768. 

The CENTINEL. No. XIV. 



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. . . . Thus in calculating the Number of Petitioners 
for establishing an Episcopate in the Colonies, he takes in 
the People of the Sugar Islands, and Southern Colonies, 
altho' never consulted in the forming or forwarding the 
Seven Petitions, drawn up by the Missionaries of New- 
York and New-Jersey; because Members of his Church 
abound in those Parts, and every Episcopalian, as a true 
son of the Church, must in the Doctor's Judgement, be at 
least a virtual Supplicant on this important Occasion. 
In three of the New-England Governments, 
where a very lax kind of Religious Establishment has ob- 
tained, the Episcopal Ministers are entituled to that Part of 
the Tax levied for supporting the Clergy, which arised 
from their own Church Members. In the City of New- 
York, and in some of the Counties of that Colony, part of 
the Poor Tax is taken to maintain their Ministers. In 
Rhode-Island, New-Jersey, and Pennsylvania, they are on 
a Footing with the most favoured. And in all the Old 

Colonies, North-East of Maryland The Rev'd 

Mr. Thompson, itinerant Missionary in the Counties of 
York, and Cumberland, acquainted his venerable Patrons 
the same Year, that his People within those Counties, did 
not exceed 202 Souls; altho' it is well known those Dis- 
tricts contained at that Time, Thirty or Forty Thousand 
Inhabitants. And the Rev'd Mr. Murray of Berks Coun- 
ty, complained that his People at Mollattin, were reduced 
by Removals, to Twenty-nine Families; that he despaired 
of seeing a Church built within his Mission; and expected 
soon to be reduced to the Society's Allowance for his Sup- 
port. The Episcopal Societies in Nezu-York and New- 
Jersey are in very little better Circumstances. At Cohan- 
zie, in West-Jersey stands a Church, but there is not the 
Shadow of a Congregation in the County. At Salem the 
Episcopal Cause is almost as low. It would be tedious, as 
it is needless, to multiply Instances to illustrate this Mat- 



202 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

ter : Suffice it to say, that it is in the Cities and some of 
the larger Towns only, that their Congregations are nu- 
merous. Yet the Episcopal Church in the non-episcopal 
Colonies, never was in such outwardly flourishing Cir- 
cumstances : And no Wonder; .... How unjust, 
how ungrateful then, are these Missionaries of New-York 
and New-Jersey in their Complaints of Hardships, Griev- 
ances and Persecution. They are unjust to their Fellow 
Subjects, among whom they reside: Ungrateful to their 
Patrons and Benefactors in Europe : and their Behaviour 
must reflect severely on their own Characters, wherever 
this Unfairness and Disingenuity shall be opened up. 

No one will assert, that the Whites of the Doctor's 
Church in America, amount to "a Million nearly." We 

may very well say, they are not half that number 

Behold a Crowd of Negroes, in the Islands, and Southern 
Colonies, almost all of whom "are not Christians at all."" 
slipt into the Episcopal Scale, in order to ballance, in some 
Measure, the dead Weight of Non-conformists in the 
Northern Colonies ; and yet it kicks the beam ! Behold 
at least 500,000 virttiol Churchmen, virtually petitioning 
by their Friends the Clergy of Nezv-York and Nezv-Jer- 
sey for Bishops ! What low Artifice is this ! . . . . — 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No.- 1333, June 23, 1768. 

Providence, June 11. 
On the 30th ult. died at Middletowm, in New- Jersey in 
the 28th year of his age, Mr. Willl\m Wiley, an emi- 
nent distiller, formerly, an inhabitant of this place, of 
which he was a native - - - a gentleman of acknowledged 
uprightness and integrity, whose benevolent mind, and 
rectitude of life, added to his agreeable converse, and en- 
gaging maUiier, rendered him universally beloved and re- 
spected. He was a strenuous asserter of the liberties of 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 203 

his country - - - a zealous advocate for the welfare of 
Britain and America, whose interests, from the solidity 
of his judgment he was led to consider as inseparably con- 
nected ; but an enemy to every measure that wore the least 
glimmering of oppression : He bore a lingering and pain- 
ful disorder, with that fortitude and resignation which so 
eminently characterise the christian and the man; fully 
convinced of this sreat truth 



fe' 



"Death is victory; 

"It binds in chains the raging ills of life." 

He met his dissolution with that chearfulness and se- 
renity, which are ever the emanations of a conscious vir- 
tuous mind, and which none but the truly pious can form 
a proper idea of, in full assurance, that a life devoted to 
the cause of virtue would be rewarded with an inheritance 
among the blessed. 

I SHOULD think myself wanting in Gratitude, to my kind 
Customers, and undeserving of their future Favour, if I 
should neglect to return them most humble and unfeigned 
Thanks for the Public spirit and Benevolence they have 
uniformly shown in promoting the Success of the Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, from its first Beginning to this 

Day 

[signed] The PRINTER.^ 

N. B. All Orders from Town or Country, for News- 
Papers, Advertisements, or any Kind of Printing Work, 

will be carefully observed, and punctually executed It 

gives me very particular Pleasure to find the CJironicle is 
so well calculated to serve my advertising Customers, es- 
pecially those of the Provinces of Pennsylvania, New- 
Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, who have reaped consid- 



1 William Goddard, who began the Pennsylvania Chronicle, January 6, 
1767. 



204 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

erable Advantages by kindly endeavouring to serve a 
young Beginner in a very expensive Undertaking. 

The Subscriber takes this method to acquaint the Pub- 
lic, that she has opened her house opposite the college, in 
Princeton, New-Jersey, to accommodate all persons who 
travel in the stage-waggons, or otherways, with private 
lodging. Parnel Davenport. 

N. B. The said Parnel Davenport, widow, continues 
boarding, as usual. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. yy, 
June 2y-July 4, 1768. 

Mrs. Johnson, 
Notifies the Public, that she has removed to the large 
and commodious Plouse commonly called the White- 
House, at the Sign of the Duke of Rutland, in Elizabeth- 
Town, where she proposes to keep a public House of En- 
tertainment, and hopes for the Favour of her old Cus- 
tomers. 

Nezv-York, June 27. Capt. Tingley, (in the Brig Olive 
Branch) who arrived here on Tuesday last in 7 Weeks 
from Bristol, spoke with a Brig 90 Leagues off Long- 
Island, from Nczvark bound for London. 

The following Gentlemen arc returned Representa- 
tives, in the New-Jersey Assembly, for the nndcrnien- 
tioned Counties. 

Somerset. Hendrick Fisher and John Berrien, Esqrs. 

Monmouth. Rob. Hartshorne and Edward Taylor, 
Esqrs. 

Middlesex. John Wetherill and Reune Runyan, Esqrs. 

Essex. John Ogden and Stephen Crane. Esqrs. 

Bergen. Tunis Dey and John De Moray. ^ Esqrs. 

Gloucester. Robert Friend Price and J(»hn TTinchman, 
Esqrs. 

City of Perth-Amboy. Cortland Skinner and John 

> Dcmiiifsl . 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 20$ 

Johnson, Esqrs. — The New York Gazette or Weekly Post 
Boy, No. 1330, June 2y, 1768. 

College of Philadelphia, June 21, 1768. 

This Day, which may be considered as having given 
Birth to Medical Honors in America, the following Gen- 
tlemen were admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of 
Physic, viz. Messieurs John Archer, of New-Castle 
County, Benjamin Cowell, of Bucks County, Samuel 
DuFFiELD, of Philadelphia, Jonathan Elmer, of West 
Jersey, Humphrey Fullerton, of Lancaster County, 
David Jackson, of Chester County, John Lawrence of 
East Jersey, Jonathan Potts, of Philadelphia, James 
TiLTON of Kent County, and Nicholas Way, of Wil- 
mington, New Castle County 

The Provost, after opening the Commencement with 
Prayers, introduced the Business of the Day with a short 
Latin Oration; then followed, 

I. A Latin Oration delivered with great Propriety by 
Mr. Lawrence, "De Honoribus, qui omni .^vo in veros 
Medicinse Cultores collati fuerent." .... 

Philadelphia. June 30. Sunday last came to Town 
Captain Graham, of the Sloop Kingston, bound from this 
Port for the Grenades, who informs, that he left our Capes 
the 6th Instant, and on the i ith the Sloop sprung a Leak; 
that on the 12th, it increased so fast, they could scarce keep 
her free with both Pumps, and were obliged to throw some 
of the Flour and Lumber overboard; that on the 13th he 
bore away for our Capes; and arrived off of Townsend's 
Inlet on the 24th, the Hands being almost worn out with 
constant pumping. 

Arrivals. At Barbadoes, Morgan, from Salem. 

Sr{s.<;e.v County, Neiv- Jersey. June 28, 1768. 
Whereas T Nicholas Smith oave Rich.xrd Shak- 



206 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

LETON two bonds, for One Hundred Pounds each, bearing- 
date April 1764, and a title bond for a piece of land, and 
he not performing his contract with me, these are to fore- 
warn any person from taking an assignment of said bonds, 
as I am determined not to pay the same. 

Nicholas Smith. 

Sussex County on Delaware, Three Run Mills, 

June 24, 1768. 
Run away from the subscriber, on the 13th of Septem- 
ber last, one Mulattoe slave, named Harry, about 40 years 
of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, and well set. Had on, when 
he went away, a brown cloth coat, white linen jacket, and 
brown breeches; he was bred to a miller, and understands 
very well how to manufacture flour, and can invoice the 
same; is much given to strong drink, and playing on the 
violin; understands the carpenter's and millwright's busi- 
nesses midling well ; was removed from East New-Jersey 
in the year 1762, by one Nicholas Veight, who lived at 
Rockey-Hill, and kept a mill. The said fellow has a free 
wife, named Peg, and two children, which are supposed to 
be somewhere in the province of East New-Jersey. I am 
told the said Mulattoe has got a pass. Any person or per- 
sons that will secure the said Mulattoe in any of his Maj- 
esty's goals, so that the owner may have him again, shall 
have Ten Pounds reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by Mr. Charles Wharton, merchant, in Philadelphia; 
or by Levin Crapper. 

Baltimore-Town, June 20. i/GS. 

Taken up, and committed to Baltimore Town Goal, on 
suspicion of being runaways, viz. 

Timothy Mahony, an Irishman 

Richard Whitaker, or Whitacre, a shoemaker by trade, 
about 22 or 23 vears of age, short black hair, has a mole 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 20/ 

under his right eye, near the ear, and another on the left 
side of his neck; he had, when taken, a leathern budget, 
with the words New-Jersey, in yellow or gold letters, in 
which are his tools; he produces a pass, signed John Jar- 
man, one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the 
county of Salem, which pass is supposed to be forged, it 
being very badly wrote, and much worse spelt ; there was 
also found on him a bond, signed by John Buck, of Deer- 
field Township, in the county of Cumberland, and province 
of West Jersey, for 46 1. lawful money of West Jersey, 
payable to Richard Whitaker, and witnessed by William 
M'Gill. 

If not claimed, and fetched away, in one month from the 
date hereof, they will be sold out for their fees, by 

Daniel Chamier, Sheriff. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2062, June 30, 
1768. 

The map advertised in No. 21 of vol. II of this paper, 
is by the advice of some gentlemen, much enlarged. . . . 

[signed] T. Thomas. 

A Letter from a Gentleman of Distinction in Boston, 
mentions, that the Conduct of the Colonies of Virginia, 
Maryland; New-Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode-Island, 
has given the greatest Satisfaction to every Friend to Am- 
erican Liberty, and that they were persuaded the respect- 
able Colonies of Pennsylvania, Carolinas, New-York, and 
New-Hampshire, would, as soon as they have Opportu- 
nity, distinguish themselves in like manner. 

Made his escape from the subscriber John Stymets,— 
Jonathan Stout, of Hunterdon county, in West New- 
Jersev- He lives at Penny-Town.^ He is a lusty stout 
fellow, and values himself mnch upon fighting. He for- 

iNow Penning-ton. The latter name was vsed as early as 1747. 



208 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

merly was an officer in the New- Jersey regiment. Who- 
ever takes up said Stout, and secures him in any of his 
Majesty's gaols, in New Jersey, shall have Thirty Shil- 
lings reward, paid by me, 

John Stymets. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle. No. yS:. July 4-1 r, 
1768. 

To be sold, or exchanged for a House and Lot, in the City 
of New-York, that is convenient for a Seafaring Man; 
A Farm, pleasantly situated within a Mile of the Town 
uf Shrewsbury, near a ^^lill Pond. The Farm is divided 
into two Lots, each containing six Acres, well water'd, 
with a Dwelling-House. and other Conveniencies, on each 
Lot. and an Orchard of very good Fruit Trees. One of 
the Houses is new, has a Well of good Water 24 deep, 
very handy to it; a Pail Garden, Hen-House. and about 
20 or 30 English Cherry Trees around the Dw-elling. 
which lies adjoining the Road, and is a good Situation for 
any Tradesman, being in a plentiful Part of the Country. 
Any Person inclining to purchase or exchange, on reason- 
able Terms, may apply to George Crookskank, next Door 
to Mr. Lawrence's, on Golden-Hill, New-York — The Neznf 
York Gazette and Weekly Mercury. No. 870, July 4, 1768. 

Mihtone, Nezv-Jersey, June 2 \ . Yesterday came on our 
election, and continued by adjournment to this day. when 
Hendrick Fisher^ and John Berrien^ Esqrs. were elected 
representatives for the county of Somerset: The election 
was carried on with the greatest coolness and good order : 
no reflecting nor abusive words were heard during the 

iFor a sketch of Hendrick Fishur. see X. J. Archives, XIX., 390. 

2 The Berriens are believed to have been of French origin. The pro- 
genitor of the American family bore the very Dutch name of Cornells 
Jan^sen Berrien. He was in Flatrush. 1.. I., as early as 1669, and there 
m Jannetie dau. of Jan. Strvker. Among her children was Peter, h. 
1672 m. (1706) Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Edsall. a member of the Coun- 
cil of East Jersey. Peter had several children, one of whom was John 
Berrien' b Nov. 19. 1711; removed to Rocky Hill. Somerset county, N. 
J and there m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Eaton, of Eatontown. He 
was a merchant, highly esteemed: Trustee of Princeton College. 1763: 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2O9 

whole election. After the pole was closed in favour of 
the above gentlemen, Mr. Fisher, addressed himself to the 
people in the following words. 

Dear Friends, and Gentlemen Voters. 

Press'd with a due sense of gratitude, for the repeated 
and distinguishing marks of your sincere respect for my 
person; the honours you have conferred on me are very 
obliging; trusting your delicate and most tended concerns 
again into my hands, is really affecting; by this you not 
only approve of my former, but pledge your honour to my 
future conduct. I am at a loss for words on this renewed 
occasion, to express the grateful sentiments of my enlarged 
mind; I must therefore content myself, returning you my 
humble, my most hearty thanks, and refer the proof of my 
sincerity and this assertion, to my future actions. Permit 
me, nevertheless, at this time to congratulate you on the 
promising appearance of your numerous and tender off- 
spring, treading in the patriot steps of you their aged 
parents, a prospect the more agreeable, as patriotism in 
many places, at this time, is become a martyr; very sensible 
I am of my inferior abilities to many in this county, but 
as to real satisfaction and sincere delight in promoting 
your best interest, and preserving your civil and religious 
rights, I except none. 

Having spent a considerable part of the appointed num- 
ber of my days, in the public service, and am now arrived 
to that period, which would have made it very agreeable 
to have spent the remainder of my moments, in a more 
inactive, and a retired life. But on considering the dis- 
tressed circumstances of the province, and the repeated 

until his death; Justice of the Supreme Court, 1764 until his death; 
member of the i^ssembly. 176S-1772. He d. April 22, 1772, and is buried 
at Princeton. His son John remo\-ed to Georgia in 1775, and took an 
active part in the Revolution. At the rlo';p of the TVar he m. Marg-aret. 
dau. of Capt. John Macnherson, of Philadelphia; he d. at Savannah. 
Ga.. in 1815. His son. John Macpherson Berrien, b. at Rocky Hill. Au^. 
23 1781. v.ns a Judge of the Geor.gia State Courts ten years; U. S. Sen- 
ator. 1S25-]S''n. U. S. Attorney General, 1820-31. and again U. S. Sen- 
ator. 1840-1852. Washington wrote hi.g farewell to his army at the 
Berrien homestead at Rocky Hill. 

14 



2IO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

solicitations of my friends, I have consented once more to 
stand your candidate, which, however, in all probability 
will be my last. God grant, that it may be for yonr inter- 
est, and his glory; and, which will be the sufficient reward 
of 

Your very obliged, and 

most humble Servant, 

Hendrick Fisher. 

Which address, the people very thankfully accepted. In 
testimony whereof, gave three huzza's. After which Mr. 
Berrien gave a handsome treat to those that were willing 
to accept of it. 

N. B. It appears by the poll taken at this election, the 
freeholders in the county of Somerset, are increased to 
more than double the number since the first electing of 
Mr. Fisher, in the year 1739. — The Nezu York Gazette or 
Weekly Post Boy, No. 133 1, July 4, 1768. 

V/e have the Pleasure to inform our Readers, that the 
House of Representatives in the present Session of the 
General Assembly, have received very agreeable Letters 
from divers PIoiiscs of Representatives, &c. of the other 
Colonies, in Anszver to the circular Letter of the late hlouse 
of nth of Feb. last. Wliatever the Opinion of some on 
the other Side the Water may be, of this Letter, ivho have 
had representations of it as being the rash and hasty Pro- 
duction of a Spirit of Faction, it seems that one respectable 
Body after another in America have judged it ivorthy of 
their Attention. The little dirty expiring Faction, as the 
zvell knozvn true Patriot and Jiis fezv Adherents have af- 
fected to call it, zvill, without all Peradventure, appear to 
his and their Astonishment and Grief, to be the sober and 
enlightened Sentiments of by far the greater Part of the 
most respectable Inhabitants, not of Massachusetts-Bay 
only, but the zvhole American Continent! 



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Colony of Nczv-Jcrscy, May 9, 1768. 

Sir, 

As soon as the House of Representatives of this Colony 
met, which was on the 12th of April, I laid your Letter of 
the nth of February before them. 

Sensible that the law you complain of, is a subject in 
which every Colony is interested, the House of Represen- 
tatives' readily perceived the necessity of an immediate 
application to the King-, and that it should correspond with 
those of the other Colonies; but as they have not had an 
opportunity of knowing the sentiments of any other Col- 
ony, but that of the Massachusetts-Bay, they have endeav- 
oured to conform themselves to the mode adopted by you. 

They have therefore given instructions to their Agent, 
and enjoined his attention to the subject of their Petition. 

The freedom with vs'hich the House of Representatives 
of the Massachusetts-Bay have communicated their senti- 
ments upon a matter of so great concern to all the Colonies, 
hath been received by this House, with that Candour, the 
spirit and design of your letter merit. And at the same 
time, that they acknowledge themselves obliged to you for 
communicating your sentiments to them, they have di- 
rected me to assure you, that they are desirous to keep up 
a correspondence with you, and to unite with the Colonies. 
if necessary, in further supplications to his ?\Iajesty, to 
relieve his distressed, American subjects. 

In the name and by order of the House of 

Representatives, I am, Sir, your most 
Obedient humble servant, 

Cortland Skinner. 

New- Jersey ) By Order of the Hon. John Anderson, 
Monmouth, ^ and James Lawrence, Esq; two of the 
judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for said 
County : Whereas Ezekiel Ellison, Andrew Pearce, and 



2 12 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Gersham Bullman, Prisoners for Debt, in the Gaol of said 
.County, did on the 28th Day of June, 1768, make Appli- 
cation to said Judges, for the Benefit of the late Insolvent 
Act, entitled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, 
made in the eighth Year of his present Majesty's Reign, 
for said Purpose," having qualified and filed their Sched- 
ules. Now these are to give Notice to the Creditors of 
the said Debtors, that they be together at said Gaol afore- 
said, on the 26th Day of July next, at ten of the Clock, to 
shew cause (if any they have) why the said Prisoners 
Estates, should not be assigned, and their Bodies dis- 
charged from their Confinement, pursuant to said Act. — 
Tlic Nciv York Journal or General Advertiser. No. 1.33 1. 
July 7, 1768. 

Philadelphia, July 7. 
We hear from Penn's Neck, in Salem County, New- 
Jersey, that the Hail Storm, mentioned in our two last 
Papers, did considerable Damage to several Plantations 
there, in three or four of which, it is said, the Grain is in- 
tirely destroyed. 

The following Gentlemen are elected Representatives 
in the Nezv Jersey Assembly, for the under-mentioned 
Counties, viz. Salem, Isaac Sharpe, Esquire. 

Cumberland, Ebenezer Miller, Esquire. 

Cape-May, Aaron Leaming, and Nicholas Still- 
well, Esquires. — The Pennsylvania Ga::;ettc, No. 2063, 
Jidy 7, 1768. 

Run away on the ist Instant, from John Roberts, of 
Manington township, Salem county, West-Jersey, an Irish 
servant man, named Richard PIanley, about 19 years 
of age, a short chunkey fellow, stoops as he walks, with 
fair hair, lately trimmed, of a fair complexion, speaks bad 
Eno-lish, is left handed, and when he looks in a man's face. 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 213 

closes one of his eyes : had on, when lie went away, an 
old lightish coloured cloth jacket, a blue one under it, 
without sleeves, an old beaver hat, a black Handkerchief, 
two coarse shirts, two Pair of trousers, and shoes, with 
brass buckles. Whoever takes up and secures said ser- 
vant, so as his master may have him again, shall have 
Three Pounds reward, and reasonaljle charges, paid by 
me 

—TJjc Pciinsylvaiiia Gazette, No. 2063, July 7, 1768. 

The AMERICAN WHIG. [No. XIII.] 

To the Author of the American Whig. 

Sir, 

r THANK you for the publication of my former letter, 
signed an American Cpiurcpiman, and as I now renew 
the correspondence with the same design of vindicating 
our church from the odious imputation of a design to in- 
troduce Bishops into America, you have leave to make the 
same use of it 

From the best information I have been able to maintain, 
the clergy of Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South- 
Carolina, Georgia, and the JVest-India islands, had no 
concern in the late petitions transmitted on this subject; 
they seem to have been hatched by a few warm mission- 
aries in the provinces of A^czv- Jersey, Neiv-York and 
Pennsylvania; and propagated to the Eastern colonies by 
the help of the frequent unconstitutional assemblies, lat- 
terly convoked under the name of the Convention 

[signed] An American Churchman. 
— Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1335, 
July 7, 1768. 

'On the 13th Inst, was happily married, in St. Mary's 
Church, Burlington, The Reverend Mr. Frazer,^ of Am- 

iThe Rev. William Frazer took charge, in 1768, of St. Thomas' church, 
at Kingwood. and St. Andrew's church, of Amwell. and a third at 
Mc'sconetcong. twenty-eight miles north of Kingwood. He labored in 



2 14 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [l?^^ 

well, to Miss Rebecca Campbell, Daughter of the late 
Mr. Campbell, Minister of the Church in Burlington.' — 
The Pcnnnsyhania Chronicle, No. 79, July 11-18, 1768. 

To the Public. 
The following is a new Plan for a Stage Waggon, from 
Powlas-Hook, proposed by the Subscribers, viz. 
A Waggon to set off every da}^ in the week, (Sundays 
excepted) one from Powlas-Hook, and another from Mr. 
James Banks's, at Newark, precisely at half an hour past 
7 o'clock in the morning, and at half an hour past 4 in the 
evening; meet at Capt. Brown's ferry, and exchange pas- 
sengers; and every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 
W^ard's waggon returns immediately from the said Ferry, 
through Newark, to Elizabeth-Town; stays there till 3 
o'clock in the afternoon, and then returns back again 
through Newark, for Powlas-Hook. Passengers from 
Banks's, will be always on a sure footing on the Elizabeth- 
Town days, as well at at other times, for if the waggon 
should be full from Elizabeth-Town, for New- York, 
Ward will have other waggons ready at Banks's, for the 
passengers who wait there at the appointed times. 

All persons who are pleased to encourage this under- 
taking, are desir'd to be punctual to the times above men- 
tioned, as the waggons must be very exact in meeting at 
Capt. Brown's Ferry; and they may depend (God will- 
ing) on constant attendance, and good usage. 

By their Humble Servants, 

Mathias Ward, and 
John Thompson. 
Fare for passengers from Powlas-Hook, to Newark, 
is. 6(1. from Newark, to Elizabeth-Town, is. To begin 



these several charsres until the breaking out of the Revolution. "Being 
.supported by a Britiish Missionary Society, he would not omit the 
). ravers for the roval family. This rendered him obnoxious to the 
patriots. One Sunday, when he entered his church, a rope was hanging 
over the pulpit. Public sentiment grew so violent that he was com- 
pelled to suspend worship in his church. But so prudent was his con- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 21 5 

(if God permit) on Friday the 15th inst. — The Nczv York 
Ga::ctte and Weekly Mercury, No. 871, July 11, 1768. 

Pcrth-A'inhoy, June 20, 1768. 
To Be Sold, 
By the Devisees of the late Andrew Johnston, 
A Lot of Land, late the Property of Jolin Bissctt, con- 
taining about 500 Acres, lying at the Head of the Naviga- 
tion on South River: On which there is a House, Store- 
House, and Wharf, being the best, and has long been the 
most noted Landing, on that River; and lays must con- 
venient for the Exportation of the Produce from Cran- 
berry, Allen Tozvn, and Crosszuicks; the Land is chiefly 
in Wood. Also a large ten Cord Boat, in good Repair, 
now laying at Anchor at Perth-Auihoy. Any Person in- 
clining to Purchase, may apply to John Barberie, John 
JoiiNSTON, Stephen Skinner, or Stephen Johnston, 
who will give a good Title, and easy Payments. — The 
Nezv York Gazette or JVeekly Post Boy, No. 1332, July 
II, 1768. 

Run away on Thursday last, the 7th Listant, from the 
Subscriber in Hides-Town,^ New-Jersey, an indented Ser- 
vant Man, Robert M'Cormack, about 5 Feet 10 Liches 
high, about 25 Years of Age, has black Hair, and a down 
look; had on and took with him, an old red Duffle Great 
Coat, one Tow and one Check Flannel Shirt, i Pair of 
Oznaburg Trousers, one Pair of old Shoes, and a felt Hat. 

Whoever takes up and secures said Servant, giving 
proper Notice, shall have Forty Shillings Reward and all 
reasonable Charges all Master's of Vessels and others, are 

1 Hightstown. 

dvct anfl .^o lovelv his chnracter, that poon after peace was declared 
he reopened his church and resumed his ministry, witli general ac- 
ceptance." He died in 1795. aged 52 years. He m.. July lo, 17GS. Re- 
htcca (bap. March. 1750>. dau. of the Rev. Colin Campbell, missionary 
in St. Mary's church. Burlington, and Marv Martha Bard, his wife 
I.snie: 1. Colin, b. Mav 24, 176!); 2. Elizabeth, d. Aug. 21, 1774, age.! 
three months; and perhaps others. 



2l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

warned not to carry off harbour, or conceal the said Ser- 
vant as they would avoid a Prosecution. 

Robert Pearson. 

New-Jersey, ^ In Pursuance of an Order made by 



Morris County, ) " Jacob Ford and Daniel Cooper, 
senior Esqrs. two of the Judges of the Inferior Court of 
Common Pleas, in and for the County of Morris afore- 
said, in East New-Jersey; upon the Petition of William 
Hayden, an insolvent Debtor, now in actual Custody in 
said County: Notice is hereby given by the said Peti- 
tioner, to all the Creditors of the said Petitioner (to shew 
Cause if any they have) before the said Judges, or two 
or more Judges of said Court, at ]\Iorris-Town, in the 
County of Morris aforesaid, on Monday the eighth Day 
of August next, at ten of the Clock in the Forenoon of 
the same Day, being the Time and Place appointed by the 
said Judges, why an Assignment of the said Petitioner's 
Estate should not be made to Persons then and there to 
be appointed by the said Judges; and the said Petitioner 
be thereon discharged according to an Act of the Gover- 
nor, Council and General Assembl}^ of the Province of 
New-Jersey aforesaid, made and passed at Perth- Amboy 
in the eighth Year of his present Majesty's Reign entitled, 
"An Act for the Relief of insolvent Debtors." — Tlic New 
York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1332. Jiil\ 14, 
1768. 

Philadelphia. July 14. Captain Kent, arrived here 
from Falmouth, on the 12th ult; - - - on the 30th, 40 
Leagues E. S. E. from Sandy-Hook, he spoke the Brig 
Havanna, Captain Nicholson, from New York for Liver- 
pool, all well. 

To be sold, by way of public vendue, on Saturday, the 
30th of this instant July, by the subscriber, living on the 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 217 

premises, a valuable plantation, situate in Waterford town- 
ship, Gloucester county, West New-Jersey, partly oppo- 
site the upper end of the city of Philadelphia, about 5 
miles from either of Cooper's ferries, and i mile from the 
best landing on Cooper's creek, containing 171 acres and 
a half of land by deed; there are on the said premises, a" 
good 2 story brick house, a 2 story brick kitchen adjoin- 
ing, with 2 fire-places in each, with a stone cellar under 
the said house, petitioned off into 3 parts, a good brick 
smoak house, a brick well, with extraordinary good water. 
a large garden, well paled in, fronting the said buildings, 
and one of the best framed barns in the said province, with 
different stables, cow houses, chair house, &c. all partly 
new; a good young apple orchard, and peach orchard; 
about 70 or 80 acres of cleared land, 12 or 14 acres of good 
clover and green-grass inland meadow, and a considerable 
quantity more may be made, the whole land is very natu- 
ral to clover, both white and red, the wood-land is very 
well timbered, without any pine. It would be proper for 
any person, who inclines to purchase, to take a view of 
the said plantation and buildings before the day appointed. 
The sale to begin at one o'clock ; where due attendance will 
be given, and the conditions made known, by 

Barnabas Crowell. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2064, July 14, 
1768. 

Yesterday arrived here the Brig Jenny, Capt. Young, 
from Lure in Jamaica : On his passage he spoke with the 
following vessels ; . . . . and on the 9th, 50 leagues 
E. S. E. of our Capes with the Schooner George, Capt. 
Allen, from this port for the Granades, all well on board 
both vessels. — Tlic Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1336, July 
14, 1768. 



2l8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Philadelphia, June 30. College of Philadelphia, 

June 21, 1768. 

This day, which ma}'- be considered as having given 
birth to ]\Iedical Honours in America, the following gen- 
tlemen were admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Phys- 
ick; viz Messrs Jonathan Elmer of West- 
Jersey, .... John Lawrence of East-Jersey 

Agreeable to the rules of the college, these gentlemen 
previous to their admission to a degree, had diligently at- 
tended the lectures of the several professors in Anatomy, 
the Matcriae Mcdica, Cliyuiisfry, Theory and Practice 
of Physic, and the Clinical Lectnrcs in the Pennsylvania 
Hospital, in which, (as well as in the Languages and the 
necessary branches of Natural Philosophy) they gave the 
most satisfactory proofs of their proficiency, both in their 
private and public examinations. — Snpplcinoit to the Nczv 
York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1332. hdy 16. 
1768. 

A Plantation to be sold in Newark Town, on the great 
Post Road, near the Center of said Town; it contains 
about 60 Acres of exceeding good Upland and Meadow, 
that will produce yearly 50 Loads of English fresh and salt 
Hay, eight Acres of good Orchard of best grafted Fruits. 
Any Person inclining to purchase the same, by applying 
to Jot-in Treat Crane, will be waited upon, shewn the 
Premises, and know the Conditions of Sale. 

Nezvark, July 13, 1768. 

— The Nczv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
^y 2, July 18, 1768. 

To bei6oLD by Jonathan IJanrpton, of Elizahcth-Tozvn, in 
New-Jersey, the following Tracts of Land in said Prov- 
ince, viz. 
Two Thousand Acres in Nezvtozvn, in the County of 

Sussex, on which Tract stands the new Stone Court- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 219 

House, around which is a new Town regularly laid out, 
and already began to be built, being about 50 Miles N. W. 
from Elizabcth-Tozvn. The Land is good as any in those 
Parts, and well timbered and watered; having exceeding 
fine Swamps and Meadow; plenty of good Lime Stone, 
which hammers well for building, and good Sand, both 
within a Mile of said Town. 

Five Thousand Acres in Hardzvick and Knolton, in said 
County, on both Sides Pazcliiis-Kill; a very fine Land and 
Swamps, and well timbered, with good Conveniencies for 
Water Works, of any Kind, on the Falls of said Kill, hav- 
ing already Twenty-two Farms upon it; each Farm hav- 
ing a Quantity of Meadow, and 100 Apple Trees, and oth- 
er Fruit Trees already planted : Lumber or Iron may be 
carried from this Tract, by Water, to Philadelphia; as 
many Thousands of Lumber has already been transported, 
from said Falls^ that Way. 

Three Hundred Acres on said Pazvlins-KiU, about three 
Miles from said Court-House, some fine interval Land; 
the Upland good, and well timbered. 

Seven Hundred and Fifty Acres in Mcndoin, Morris 
County, having three Lnprovements on it. The Land is 
good, but Stony, and full of Timber; joins to Lancls of 
Robert Young, and James Losey. 

Five LIundred and Sixty Acres of excellent fine Swamp, 
and Upland, as good as any in Jersey, in Morris Town, 
joining the Seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Sterling, 
about ten IMiles West from Elicabeth-Tozvii; capable of 
very great improvements. 

Five Hundred Acres of Marsh in Salem, joining Del- 
azvare River, Stozv-Creek, and Muddy-Run. Fnquire 
about this Tract of Ebenezer Miller, Esq; of Cumberland 
County. 

One Thousand Acres at Great Egg-JJarbour, Meadow 
and Swamps. Enquire of Mr. George May near the same. 



2 20 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Any Person inclining to purchase any of these Tracts, 
or any Part thereof, may enquire of the above Persons, 
or of the Subscriber, who will give an indisputable Title 
for the same; and on receiving one sixth Part of the 
Money, or Security for the same, in a short Time, will give 
three, four, or six Years for the remainder, on having the 
Interest Yearly paid; only for the Lands at Salem and 
Egg-Harhoiir he will expect the whole of the Money in 
Six Months, or a Year, at farthest.-^ 

Jonathan Hampton. 
— Tlic Nczv York Gazette or JVcckly Post Boy, No. 
1333, July 18, 1768. 

Salem County, Alloways Creek, June 30, 1768. 
Ran away last night from the Subscriber, one Thomas 
Robinson, an Irishman; he is about twenty-three years 
old, and five feet five inches high, has brown hair, is well 
set, and talks tolerable good English. It is about three 
years since he left his native country. He had on, when 
he went away, a blue coat, green plush jacket, a pair of 
striped Holland trowsers. — He took with him a large 
dark roan horse, with no white marks about him; he is 
about fifteen hands high, and paces and trots. Whoever 
takes up said Runaway and Horse shall have five pounds 
Reward, and for the Horse only, fifty shillings, and 
all reasonable charges paid by 

William Craig. 
— The Pennsylvania Chroniele: No. 80, Julv 18-25, 
1768. 

New-York, July 21. Wt hear from Newark, that on 
Monday Night last, Schuyler's Copper Works, at Second 
River, which were burnt about 7 Years a§"o, were again 
destroyed by Fire, supposed to be by Design, as it was not 
known that any Fire had been lately used there. 

'See pages H-16, ante. 



View of 
House 

AND 

Farm. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 22 1 

A List of Letters rcniaining in the Post-Office^ Phila- 
delphia. 

D. Samr.cl Blackwood, Woodbury, N. Jersey. 

G. Arthur Gordon, Cumberland County. 

H. James Hinchman, Gloucester County. 

]\L James Millar, West Jersey. 

R. Richard Renshav/, Gloucester Point. 

S. Nicholas Stilv;ell, Upper End of Cape May. 

To Be Sold, 

By Public Vendue, on the i8th Day 
of August next, at three o' Clock in the 
Afternoon, at the House of John Bol- 
lins, in Pennytown, in West New-Jer- 
sey; A certain Plantation, containing 
about 200 Acres of Land, one half 
whereof is cleared and 20 Acres is good mowable Meadow, 
and as much more may be made : The Upland is very fer- 
tile, and the Avhole under good Fence, there are two Tene- 
ments on the Place. The first has a Dwelling-House. part- 
ly framed and partly built of Stone, of the Dimensions of 
26 Feet by 42, with a Piazza. A new built frame Barn, of 
22 Feet by 30, a large Orchard of 5 or 600 Apple Trees, 
this Part is in the Tenure of Philip Peters, at the yearly 
Rent of £. 40 and the other Part is in the Tenure <3f James 
Yates, at £. 6 per Annum. The unimproved is well tim- 
bered, with Hickory, black and white Oak, &c. The Place 
is 12 Miles from Trenton and 18 from Brunswick, about 
a Quarter of a Mile from the great Road between the said 
Towns, and very near to several Grist Mills and Places of 
Worship. One half of the purchase Money to be paid 
in three Months after Sale, when a good Title will be 
made for the Residue; the Purchaser may have a Year's 
Credit, on paying Interest and giving Security. Atten- 



2 22 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

dance will be given at the Time and Place aforesaid, by 
JopiN Jones, 
Joseph Potts, 

Feoffees in Trust for the Use of 
the Creditors of Nehemiah Stoute. 
— Tlie Nczv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
i333>-^"^3'2i, 1768. 

New- York, July i8 

To the Printer. 

Your inserting the foUozving humble petition of the 
House OF Representatives of New-Jersey, to our most 
graeioiis Sovereign, cxtraeled froui tJie votes of that 
House of tlie ylh of May last, zvill shezv the sense thai 
people have of the late aets of parliament; and is said to 
he in consequence of tlie Circular Letter from the Assem- 
bly of tlie Massacluisetts-Bay. 

]\Iost Gracious Sovereign, 

"We -Your Majesty's loyal subjects, the Representa- 
tives of Your colony of New-Jersey, confiding in Your 
Majesty's paternal affection for Your people, humbly im- 
plore permission to approach the throne, and to present 
our supplications in Behalf of our ourselves and our con- 
stituents. Your Majesty's faithful and afflicted subjects. 

"Before that happy period, in which the empire of the 
British dominion was, by the favour of divine Providence, 
for the Felicity of those Domininions, and of Europe in 
general, established in 3^our illustrious House; our Ances- 
tors, with the Consent of the Crown, removed from their 
native Land, then abounding in all Blessings, but that 
perfect Security of Liberty, and that merciful Spirit of 
Administration, which render your Royal Family so justly 
dear to your remotest Subjects; and ventured with their 
helpless Relatives, through a vast Ocean, and trusted 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACIS. 22 3 

themselves with their tender Companions to the inhospit- 
able and unknown Wilderness of this new World; the 
Horrors of which no Consideration could render tolerable, 
but the Prospect of enjoying here that compleat Freedom, 
which Britons never thought could be purchased at too 
great a Price. 

The Subjects thus emigrating, brought with them, as 
inherent in their Persons, all the Rights and Liberties of 
natural-born Subjects within the Parent State : In Conse- 
quence of these, a Government was formed, under which 
they have been constantly exercised and enjoyed by the 
Inhabitants, and repeatedly and solemnly recognized and 
confirmed by your Royal Predecessors, and the Legisla- 
ture of Great-Britain. 

One of these Rights and Liberties, vested in the People 
of this Colony, is the Privilege of being exempt from any 
Taxations, but such as is imposed on them by themselves, 
or by their Representatives; and this they esteem so in- 
valuable, that they are fully persuaded, no other can exist 
without it. 

Your Majesty's signal Distinction is, that you reign 
over Freemen, and your peculiar Glory, that you reign in 
such a Manner, that your Subjects, the Disposers of their 
own Property, are ready and willing whenever your Ser- 
vice calls upon them, with their Lives and Fortunes, to 
assist your Cause. Your People of this Colony, who share 
in the Blessings flowing from your Wisdom and Virtue, 
most gratefully sensible of their Obligation to so excel- 
lent a Prince, humbly hope they never have been deficient 
in duly acknowledging them ; Whenever it has been neces- 
sary that Supplies should be levied within this Colony; 
Requisitions by your Majesty, or by your Royal Predeces- 
sors, conformable to the Rights and Liberties of this your 
People, have been made, and by them loyally and liberally 
complied with. 



224 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

We beseech your Majesty to do them the Justice to be- 
lieve, that they can never fail on any future Occasion, to 
demonstrate their Devotion to your Majesty; nor can 
they resign without unutterable Shame and Grief, the 
Honour and Satisfaction of voluntarily and chearfully 
expressing in the strongest Manner their Circumstances 
will admit, their unfeigned Affection for your Majesty's 
Person, their distinguished Duty to your Government, and 
their inflexible Resuluticjn to maintain your authority, and 
defend 3^our Dominions. 

Penetrated with these Sentiments, this your People, 
with the utmost Concern and Anxiety, observe, tliat Du- 
ties have been latiely imposed on them by Parliament, for 
the sole and express Purposes of raising a Revenue : This 
is a Taxation upon them, from which they conceive they 
ought to be protected, by the acknowledged Principles of 
the Constitution, that Freemen cannot be legally taxed 
but by themselves, or by their Representatives; and that 
they are represented in Parliament, they not only cannot 
allow, but are convinced, that from their local Circum- 
stances they never can be. 

Very far is it from our Intention, ,to deny our Subordi- 
nation to that august Body, or our Dependance on the 
Kingdom of Great-Britain; in these Connections, and in 
the Settlement of our Liberties, under the auspicious In- 
fluence of your Royal House, we know our Happiness 
consists; and therefore, to confine those Connections, and 
to strengthen this Settlement, is at once our Interest, Duty, 
and Delight : Nor do we apprehend, that it lies within 
our Power, by any Means more effectually to promote 
these great Purposes, than by zealously striving to pre- 
serve in perfect Vigour, those sacred Rights and Liberties, 
under the inspiriting Sanction of which, inconceivable 
Difficulties and Dangers opposing, this Colony has been 
rescued from the rudest State of Nature, converted into a 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 22$ 

populous, flourishing, and valuable Territory; and has 
contributed in a very considerable Degree, to the Welfare 
of Great Britain. 

Most Gracious Sovereign, 

The incessant exertion of your truly Royal Cares, to 
procure your People a Prosperity equal to your Love of 
them, encourages us with all Humility tO' pray, that your 
Majesty's Clemency will be graciously pleased to take into 
Consideration our unhappy Circumstances; and to afford 
us such Relief, as your Majesty's Wisdom shall judge to 
be most proper." 

Ordered, 

That the Speaker do sign the said Petition, and transmit 
the same to the Agent, to be presented to His Majesty. 

Run away, on the 7th instant, from Robert Pearson, 
of Hight's town. East New- Jersey, an Irish servant man, 
named Robert Carmack, about 25 years of age, 5 feet 
10 inches high, a pale down looking man; had on. when 
he went away, an old felt hat, red duffield great coat, check 
flannel shirt, ozenbrigs trousers, and old shoes; took with 
him a homespun tow shirt. It is supposed he will en- 
deavour to get on board some vessel in this port. Who- 
ever takes up and secures said servant, so that his master 
may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings reward, 
and reasonable charges, paid by me 
Robert Pearson, or 
William Fisiiburn, Merchant in Phila. 

— Tlie Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2065, -^''''v 21, 
1768. 

Messieurs William and Thomas Bradford, 
// yoii zvill please to give the follozving piece, a place in 
your next paper, you will doubtless gratify many of 
your readers, and at the same time, perform an office of 



226 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

justice to the public, and to the cliaracter of a body of 
men very grosly misrepresented, and aspersed by an- 
anonymous letter, published in the Chronicle, No. 76. 
It has been an old saying, ''cast dirt plentifully and 
some of it will stick." Fully of this sentiment it seems 

was the Author of that letter, signed B. O 

But he has something to say respecting the College of 
New-Jersey, as well as the Synod. In his historical nar- 
ration, he evidently designs to represent the board of trus- 
tees in an injurious light. I shall leave that respectable 
body to speak for themselves, although it is probable they 
will judge such ill-natured sneers unworthy of their no- 
tice, whether their act of admitting none into the college 
save the first class, be in fact a prudent regulation or not 
may be dubious; doubtless they thought it to be proper 
at the time of passing it, although I know some not in- 
considerable friends of that institution, who think other- 
wise. Some future period will better discover the truth 
in that point. 

But that which I would remark upon, is something that 
is evidently calculated to reflect dishonour both upon the 
Synod and College; touching all which I shall observe 
that the want of a professor of divinity, has been judged 
by many as a great and by some as a principal defect in 
that institution. Many of the members of the Synod have 
frequently expressed their desire of having such a pro- 
fessor introduced, and declare themselves ready to assist 
in supporting him. The trustees in compliance with those 
desires of the friends of the College, have called one to 
that station; but as their funds were not sufficient for this 
and other necessary purposes of this institution, they re- 
spectfully applied to the Synod for their assistance in this 
afifair, as they justly supposed they had good reason to ex- 
pect it from them. The Synod judged they could not with 
propriety apply any part of the money now in their hands 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 22/ 

for this purpose, it being expressly designed by the donors, 
for other uses, as beforementioned, but at the same time 
agreed to lay the affair before their congregations this 
year, and recommend it to their beneficence being desirous 
that what they shall do for this purpose, may be a matter 
of generosity, and not of necessity: But considering that 
they had more in their hands than would be expended the 
currant year, they further agreed to lend to the trustees 
of the college for the use of the Professor, the sum of fifty 
pounds, to be nevertheless refunded out of what may be 
given expressly for this purpose. 

The letter writer goes on in these words "for it is 
judged that what he has for being Professor and President 
"both are not sufficient." If he did not know before, this 
may inform him, that the present professor hath not both 
the offices mentioned, the business of the president was not 
put upon him, save his proper share in the government, 
nor has he any part of his salary; for that this remark 
might have been decently spared, as well as several others 
concerning a certain reverend clergyman and his sneers 
about "gracious, holy, humble, rich and pious poor youths, 
"&c" as to these, I say no more, having confined myself to 
facts with which I am well acquainted and which can 

easily be proved by forces if need requires 

[signed] Richard Treat. 

Ahington, July 4th, 1768. 

— Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal^ No. 1337, 
July 21, 1768. 

Seven pounds Reward. 
Ran away, the 22d ult. from the subscriber living in 
Gloucester township, near Great Egg-Harbour, a Molatto 
man, named Samuel Wright; he was born near Hamp- 
ton, in Virginia, is about 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches 
high, and well set, his hair bushy, and rather red, much 



22 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

mark'd with the smah-pox, has a down look, and when 
angry very apt to turn up the \yhite of his eyes; one of 
his thumbs greatly bruised. He had on an old felt hat, 
an ozenbrig shirt, a pair of tow trowsers, and a pair of 
neat's leather shoes, about half worn, with large brass 
buckles. Whoever secures said Run-away, so that the 
owner may have him again, shall have the above reward. 

Richard Fry. 

N. B. The said fellow was whipped and pilloried at 
Philadelphia, for horse-stealing last summer. 

It having been reported very much to the damage of 
the subscriber, who lives on the Pennsylvania side of the 
ferry, on the road from Philadelphia to Burlington, com- 
monly known by the name of Dunks's, that the said ferry 
is not properly attended, nor provided with suitable boats 

He takes this method to inform the Public, that he 

has boats (equal, if not superior to any on the river Dela- 
ware,) for the conveyance of any sort of carriage that 
travels the road, and that he keeps an house of entertain- 
ment, where such gentlemen, &c. who may be pleased to 
favour him with their custom, may depend on his utmost 
endeavour to oblige them, and that their passage over the 
river shall be expedited as much as possible, by their hum- 
ble servant 

July 27, 1768. Levi Murrel. 

Nczv-Bninsziiick, July 26, 1768. 

On July the 8th, 1768, was brought before John Den- 
nis, Esq; in the city of New-Brunswick, and province of 
East New-Jersey, to be examined, John Farrel, who was 
born in Dublin, came to the city of Philadelphia with Capt. 
John Iveyley, was sold to Peter Kelly, of New-Town, be- 
low New-Castle; he run awav from said master the latter 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 229 

part of March last, is about 27 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 
inches high, short black hair, long visage, a large nose, 
fiat on the top, slim bodied, but large bones; he was com- 
mitted to the gaol of this city, where he remains. 

On July the 26th was also committed to the gaol afore- 
said, by John Dennis, Esq; one William Martain, who 
saith he was born in the suburbs of London, near Moor- 
fields; came to the port of Philadelphia with Capt. James 
Robinson, was sold to, and is still servant to Thomas 
Ives, of Charles-Town, near to William Ives, at the Up- 
per-Ferry over Schuylkill, in Bucks county, he run away 
from said master on Friday the 15th instant, is 28 years 
of age, grey eyes, small stature, but well set, flaxen curled 
hair, and of a fair countenance, by trade, a paper stamper. 

The masters aforesaid are desired to send for their ser- 
vants, as soon as possible, or proper methods will be taken 
to set them at liberty, by John Dennis, one of the alder- 
men of the city aforesaid. 

Bordcntown, July 26, 1768. 

To BE SOLD, 

A LOT of ground situate in Bordentown, fronting the 
two main streets, containing one acre; on which is erected 
a commodious two story brick house, well built, and com- 
pletely finished, with a good dry cellar under the same, a 
two story brick kitchen, with apartments for servants, a 
good well at the door, with a pump in the same. 

A good garden, a stable, chair, and hay-house; the 
dwelling-house is pleasantly situated, and commands an 
agreeable prospect of the river Delaware, and is in every 
respect calculated for a gentleman's country seat. 

Also will be sold, with or without, as may best suit the 
purchaser, 130 acres of good land, three quarters of a mile 
from town; 60 acres are cleared, and in good fence, on 



230 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

which is an orchard of fine grafted fruit, about nine acres 
of good mowing ground, the remainder partly wood-land. 
Any person inclining to purchase the premises, may have 
time for paying the purchase money, with paying inter- 
est : For particulars inquire of Mr. Stephen Carmack, 
merchant in Philadelphia, or John Imlay, in Borden- 
town. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 8i, July 25- 
Augnst I, 1768. 

List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office of New- 
York, July 5, 1768. 
. . . . Ebenezer Alliney, John Anderson, 2. Lewis 
Morris Ashfield, Esq; at Shrewsbury; .... Wm. 
Claughry, Wm. Careless, Shrewsbury; .... Cath. 
Dorsett, Middletown ; . . . . Peter Wilson, New Bar- 
badoes, 2. 

One Hundred Pounds Reward. 

Whereas the Treasury in Perth- Amboy, was last Night 
broke open, and Seven Thousand Pounds carried off. A 
Reward of One Hundred Pounds shall be paid to any one 
whatever that will detect or discover the Thief, by me 

Stephen Skinner. 

Perth-Amboy, July 22, 1768. 

— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
873, July 25, 1768. 

Nezv-York, July 25. On Monday Night last, a very 
costly and valuable Engine for extracting Water out of 
Col. Schuyler's Copper Mines at Second River, unhap- 
pily took Fire, and that, together with the Buildings 
which inclosed it, entirely consumed : This is the second 
Time the Fire has distroyed their Engine, and as it is of 
great Value, and many Labourers had their chief Depen- 
dence on this Work, which they will now probably know 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 23 1 

the want of; the Damage will be very sensibly felt : It is 
unknown how the Fire began, but it is said, not to be 
without some suspicion of Design. 

Last Thursday Night the Treasury at Amhoy, was 
broke open and robbed. « 

Burlington, July 14, 1768. 

Sir, 

/ herezvith send you a List of the Members returned 
for the new Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, _ 
zvhich it may he a GratiUcation to some of your Readers, 
to find in your Paper. I am, Sir, &c. 

City of Burlington. ^Abraham Hewlings, and *Jos- 
eph Smith, Esqs. 

County of Burlington. *Henry Paxson, and *Joseph 
Bullock, Esqs. 

Gloucester. * Robert F. Price, and *John Hinchman, 
Esqs. 

Salcni and Cumberland. Ebenezer Miller, and *Isaac 
Sharpe, Esqs. 

Cape May. Aaron Learning, and Nicholas Stilwell, 
Esqs. 

Hunterdon, Morris and Sussex. *John Hart, and 
* Samuel Tucker. 

City of Perth-Amboy. Cortland Skinner, and *John 
L. Johnson, Esqs. 

Middlesex. John Wetherill, and Reune Runyan, Esqs. 

Essex. John Ogden, and Stephen Crane, Esqs. 

Bergen. Theunis Dey, and ^Johannes Demarest, Esqs. 

Monmouth. *Edward Taylor, and *Robert Harts- 
horne, Esqs. 

Somerset. Hendrick Fisher, and The hon. John Ber- 
rien, Esqs. 

Those marked thus * are new Members. 



232 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

His Excellency, Governor Franklin, has been 
pleased to prorogue the Assembly to the 26th of Septem- 
ber next. 

' To Be Sold, 

At Public Vendue, on Fourth Day, the 24th of the 8th 
Month, called August, and to be entered upon the 
loth Day of the 4th Month, called April. 

A Valuable Plantation, the Estate of Shobal SmitJi, late 
of Woodhridge, in East Nezv-Jersey, deceased, containing 
180 Acres, or thereabouts, about 70 Acres of which lyes 
adjoining to, and partly in, an Elbow of Woodhridge- 
creck; which Creek, as far as it joins, serves sufficiently 
for a Fence. The Place is well water'd, and has on it a 
Dwelling-House, and Out-Houses, a good Barn, and a 
very good Orchard. It consists of good Tillable and Pas- 
ture Land; likewise good Fresh and Salt Meadow; of 
each an equal Proportion, so far as to render it both con- 
venient and profitable. The remainder Part of the said 
Plantation, lyes at about a Mile distance, upon the Road 
that leads from EJi.zahet]i-Tozvn to Woodhridge; con- 
tains no Acres, a Part of which is well wooded, the rest 
is good Tillable and Pasture Land; it has on it sundry 
Springs which afford plenty of Water, in the dryest Time. 
And as it is here described separately, so it will be sold 
separately or together, as it ma}^ best suit the Purchaser 
or Purchasers. The Vendue to begin at 12 o'Clock, at 
which Time and Place the Conditions will be made known, 
by 

Jacob Fitz Randolph, 
William Smith, Executors. 

—The New York Gcicette or U\\dcly Post Boy, No. 
1334, July 25, 1768. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 233 

PJiiladclphia, July 24. Extract of a Letter from Am- 
boy, July 22, 1768. 

"Last Night the Office of the Treasurer of the Eastern 
Division was broke open, and a Quantity of Money, in 
Dollars and Paper, stolen, to the Amount of between Six 
and Seven Thousand Pounds. The Money was in an Iron 
Chest, in which the Public Money, when cut from the 
Sheets and signed by the Treasurer, is put. It appears 
that the Villains first broke open a Scrutore, in which was 
some few Johannes, and some old Bills to the Amount of 
about Thirty or Forty Pounds, which they took; in the 
Scructore they found the Key of the Chest, which was 
drawn to the East Window, where it was opened, and the 
Money carried off."^ — The New York Journal or General 
Adz'crtiser, No. 1334, July 28, 1768. 

New- York, July 21. 

We hear from Newark, that on Monday Night last, 
Schuyler's Copper Works, at Second River, which were 
burnt about 7 Years ago, were again destroyed by Eire, 
supposed to be by Design, as it was not known that any 
Eire had been lately used there." 

Philadelphia, July 28. 
I'Ve hear from Nczv-Jerscy, that last Week died at 
Sandy-Hook, John Erench, Esq; late Secretary to his 
Excellency Sir Henry Moore, Governor of New-York. 

By His Excellency William Eranklin, Esq; Cap- 
tain General, Governor and Commander in Chief of His 

1 For an account of this robberv and the ensuing quarrel between 
Governor Franklin and the Assembly, see paper by William A. White- 
head, in Proceeding's N. J. Historical Society, First Series, V., 49. 

2 For an account of this concern, see "Josiah Hornblower, and the 
First Steam-Engine in America. With some notices of the Schuyler 
Copper Mines at Second River, N. J., and a Genealogy.' of the Horn- 
blower Family," by William Nelson, Newark, N. J., 1883. This work 
■does not mention either of the fires referred to above. 



2 34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 7^8 

Majesty's Province of New-Jersey, and Territories there- 
on depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- Admiral in 
the same, &c. 

A Proclamation. 

Whereas it appears to me on Oath, that the House of 
Stephen Skinner, Esq; Treasurer of the Eastern Division 
of this Province, at Perth Amboy, was, in the Night of 
the 2 1 St Instant, robbed of Money, to the amount of 
Seven Thousand Pounds and upwards, by some Person 
or Persons unknown. Part of the said Money being in 
Dollars, a small Part in Gold, and the rest chiefly in new 
Bills of Credit of this Province; and although diligent 
Search hath been made after the Perpetrator or Perpetra- 
tors of this daring and attrocious Robbery, he or they re- 
main as yet undiscovered. 

I have therefore thought fit to notify the same by Proc- 
lamation, hereby recjuiring and commanding all Judges 
Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, and other Ofiicers of this 
Province, to be particularly vigilant in discovering the 
Robber or Robbers, and securing the said Money; and 
for that Purpose to examine all Persons they shall have 
Reason to suspect of being concerned in committing the 
said Crime. 

And in order to encourage a Zeal and Activity in this 
Matter, I do hereby, with the Advice of His Majesty's 
Council (besides paying the Sum of Fifty Pounds, pro- 
vided by the Government in Cases of Burglary) promise 
to recommend to the General Assembly, that Provision be 
made in the amplest Manner, to reward any Person or 
Persons who shall detect, apprehend, or cause to be appre- 
hended, any or either of the Persons concerned in the said 
Robbery, so that he or they be convicted thereof; and over 
and above the said Reward, I do hereby promise his ]\Iaj- 
esty's most gracious Pardon to any Accomplice, who shall 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 235 

discover and prosecute to Conviction any one, or more of 
the said Offenders. 

Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at the City 
of Burlington, the Twenty-Sixth Day of July, in the 
Eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, Anno Domini, 1768. 

William Franklin. 
By his Excellency's Command, 

Joseph Reed, jun. D. Secretary. 
God Save the King. 

N. B. Mr. Skinner, by Advertisement, offers a farther 
Reward of One Hundred Pounds. 

Trenton, July ig, 1768. 
Committed to this Goal, a certain John Tendue, cord- 
wainer, belonging to Richard Clayton, at Marcus 
Hook, advertised in the Gazette of the 12th of May last. 
The said John Tendue has been advertised by letter sev- 
eral times, but no notice has been taken of it. This is 
therefore to inform the said "Richard Clayton, unless he 
comes and takes awa}^ his apprentice, paying charges, he 
will be sold in three weeks from the day of the date here- 
of, by 

, George Brown. 

Stolen on the i6th instant, at night from the sub- 
scriber, living in Kingwood township, Hunterdon county, 
West New-Jersey, two horses, one of which is a light bay, 
about 10 years old, 14 hands and an half high, with a 
small star in his forehead, a thick black mane, hanging 
chiefly on the off side, and part of it worn off by the strap 
of a neck-yoke, the near hind foot white, shod before with 
large shoes, saddle-backed, and large-bodied. The other 
a dark bay, about six years old, 14 hands three inches 
high, his mane hangs on the off side, a star in his forehead. 



236 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

his off hind foot partly white, round bodied, somewhat 
sharp hipped, shod before with large shoes, and appears 
somewhat like a stallion. Whoever secures said horses, 
so as the owner may have them again, shall have Six 
Pounds reward, and reasonable charges; and Six Pounds 
for securing the Thieves, or Three Pounds for each, paid 
by 

William Coates. 
— Tlic Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2066, July 28, 
1768. 

Monmouth County. ) Pursuant to an Order of the 



New-Jersey, ) ' " Hon. Frederick Smith, and John 

Berrian, Esqrs, two of the Judges of the Supreme Court 
of said Province, upon the Petition of Michael and Peter 
Vanderhoff, and ]\'Ioses Brown, insolvent Debtors, Notice 
is hereby given to all the Creditors of the said Petition- 
ers, to shew Cause, (if any they have) on Wednesday the 
7th Day of September next, before the said Judges, at the 
Court-House in Perth-x\mboy, why an Assignment of the 
said Petitioners Estates should not be made, and they dis- 
charged from their Imprisonment, pursuant to the Direc- 
tion of the Acts of the Legislature of this Province in such 
Cases made and provided. 

Whereas the Creditors of the late John Stearndall, 
deceased, have not brought in their Accounts as desired in 
a former Advertisement; this is therefore to give Notice 
to all the said Creditors, to bring them in; and all those 
who are indebted to the said Estate, are desired to pay 
their respective Balances, on or before the 20th of August 
inst. to Jacob Bergen, Esq; at Rockey-hill, or Richard 
Curson, in New-York, Administrator, or the}^ will be put 
into the Hands of an Attorney, without further Notice. — 
Tlie Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 874, 
August I, 1768. 



View 

OF 

House. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 23/ 

To be Sold, 

The House and Lot of land, lately 
belonging to Isaac Lyon of Newark, 
deceased; the lot contains about six 
acres of land, and has upon it, an or- 
chard of ninety apple trees, now in the 
prime of bearing; a dwelling house, 
with three fire-places, a large barn al- 
most new, with good stables ; a large still-house, with two 
stills, good worms and conveniences for distilling cider; 
situate in the town of Newark, about half a mile from the 
noted tavern kept by James Banks, and fronting the great 
road leading to Elizabeth-Town.^ Any person inclining 
to purchase the same, by applying to Samuel Hayes at 
Newark, may know the conditions of sale, or to John and 
Mattamiah Lyon, at Morris-Town, who will give an in- 
disputable title to the same. 
Newark, August 2d, 1768. 

— TJie Nczv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1335. August 4, 1768. 

Evesham, Burlington county, July 28, 1768. 
To be sold, by the subscriber, by way of public vendue, on 
Monday, the 22d of August next. 
Fifteen hundred acres of good land and swamp, in 
Evesham, divided into lots suitable for farms, with a suit- 
able quantity of swamp and cleared meadow to each lot.^ 
. . . . Any person inclining to purchase all, or any 
part of the said lands or mills, is invited to come and view 
them, before the day of sale, who may be further informed 
by applying to David Oliphant, Esc[; on the premises. 
The title is good. The vendue to begin at ten o'clock, 
where attendance will be given by me. 
, . Samuel Coles. 

1 Probably on what is now known as Clinton avenue. 

2 See The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2014 and No. 2057. 



238 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Pursuant to an act of General Assembly of the prov- 
ince of New Jersey, lately passed, entitled an act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors; we the subscribers being- now 
closely confined in the county of Salem, and having peti- 
tioned the judges of his Majesty's inferior court of com- 
mon pleas, for the county aforesaid, for the benefit of the 
said act; do give notice to all our creditors, to appear and 
show cause, if any they have, on the first day of September 
next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon of that same day, be- 
fore the said judges at the Court-House, in the town of 
Salem, and county aforesaid, why we should not be dis- 
charged, agreeable to the directions of the said act. 

Joshua Huddy, Andrew Polson, Abraham Lord, 
Jacob Harnis. — Tlie Pennsylvania Ga-:ette, No. 2067, 
August 4, 1768. 

Mount Holly, .7th Month 27, 1768. 

Ti-iE subscriber thinks it necessary to inform the public 
in general, and his friends in particular, that he is now 
carrying on his business of clock and watch-making, mend- 
ing and cleaning, at his house in Mountholly, where those 
that are pleased to favour him with their custom, may de- 
pend upon its being done with the greatest care and dis- 
patch. 

He also finds himself under a necessity to desire all those 
indebted to him, to consider his late misfortune, and dis- 
charge their respective ballances immediately, in order to 
enable him to carry on his business in the best manner his 
present low circumstances may admit, for the maintenance 
of himself and family. 

Richard Dickinson. 

Gloucester, July 25, 1768. 
Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, 
that at the next sessions of the General Assemblv of the 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 239 

province of New-Jersey, application will be made for an 
act to establish Great Timber Creek, in the county of Glou- 
cester, a lawful fence, from the mouth unto the north 
branch of said creek. If any persons have any objections, 
let them give their attendance. 

London, May 21. This Day was published, pr. is 6. 
A Letter to a Friend; containing Remarks on certain 
Passages in a Sermon preached by the Right Rev. John 
Lord Bishop of Landaff, &c. &c. 

By Charles Chauncey, D. D. 

With a Supplement, containing an Answer to the Plea 
of T. B. Chandler, D. D. of New-Jersey, for American 
Bishops; wherein his reasoning are shewn to be fallacious, 
and his claims undefensible; by a Presbyter in Old-Eng- 
land. — Tlie Neiv York Ga.':;ctte and Weekly Post Boy, No. 
875, Augusts, 1768. 

Perth-Anihoy, July 13, 1768. 

By Order of Stephen. Skinner, Rune Runyon and Jona- 
than Frasee, Esqrs. Judges of the inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for the County of Middlesex, in the Province 
of New-Jersey, Notice is hereby given to the Creditors of 
William Jolly, an insolvent Debtor in the Goal in the 
County of Middlesex, to shew Cause, if any they have, 
before the said Judges, at the House of Elijah Dunham, 
Inn-holder, in Perth-Amboy, on Tuesday the sixth Day 
of September next, why an Assignment of the said Debt- 
or's Estate should not be made, and the said Debtor dis- 
charged, pursuant to the Directions of a late Act of the 
Legislature of this Province, entitled. An Act for the Re- 
lief of insolvent Debtors. — The Nezv York Gazette or the 
Weekly Post Boy, No. 1336, August 8, 1768. 



240 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

PJiUadclpliia, August 8. Saturday last Capt. Spier ar- 
rived here, after a long passage, from Glascow, with whom 
came passenger the Revd. and learned Dr. Witherspoon, 
President of the college at Princeton, New-Jersey, with his 
Lady and family. — Siippicincnt to The Nezu York Gazette 
or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1336, August 11, 1768. 

Whereas Gastavus Kingsland.^ Yesterday Afternoon 
clandestinely shot a Hog upon Sandy-Hook; and as the 
Subscribers hath frequently lost sucking Calves, which 
they believe to have been stolen from off Sandy-Hook. 
Therefore public Notice is hereby given, that any Person 
or Persons that shall presume for the Future to carry a 
Gun or shoot on Sandy-Hook, without Liberty first ob- 
tained in Writing from under their Hands, will be prose- 
cuted with the utmost Rigour of the Law. 

Robert Hartshorne. 

EsEK Hartshorne. 
August 2, 1768. 

N. B. As the abovementioned Gastavus Kingsland, 
was in Company with one Edward Collard, who it is 
thought was Confederate with him. Said Collard is for- 
bid to land or dig Clams on Sandy-Hook, as he will be 
looked upon as a Trespasser as soon as landed. — The New 
York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1336, August 
II, 1768. 

By the Honourable 

JOHN PENN, Esquire. 

Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in Chief of the 

Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New-Castle. 

Kent and Sussex, on Delaware. 

A PROCLAMATION, 
Whereas it appears to me, by the Deposition of Ste- 

1 Probably a son of Gusta\us Kingsland. of New Barbadoes Neck, and 
his wife. Rachel Mackleen. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 24 1 

pJicii Skinner, Esquire, Treasurer of the Eastern Division 
of New-Jersey, transmitted to me by his Excehency Gov- 
ernor Franklin, that the House of the said Stephen Skin- 
ner, at Perth-Anihoy, was, in the Night of the Twenty- 
first Day of July last past, rol^bed of Money, to the Am- 
ount of Seven Thousand Pounds, and upwards, by some 
Person or Persons unknown. Part of the said Money 
being in Dollars, a small Part in Gold, and the rest chiefly 
in new Bills of Credit of that Province : 

I HAVE THEREFORE, by and with the Advice of the 
Council, thought fit to issue this Proclamation, hereby 
requiring and enjoining all Judges, Justices of the Peace, 
Sheriffs, and all other Ofiicers of the said Province of 
Pennsylvania, and Counties on Delazuare, to use their ut- 
most Endeavours to discover and apprehend the Perpetra- 
tor or Perpetrators of the said daring Villany, and to se- 
cure the said Money; and for that Purpose strictly to ex- 
amine all Persons, who, from being possessed of an unu- 
sual Sum of Nezu-Jersey Currency, or from other Circum- 
stances, there may be reason to suspect were concerned 
therein. 

Given under my Pland, and the Great Seal of the said 
Province, at PliiladelpJiia, the Sixth Day of An- 
gusf, in the Eighth Year of His Majesty's Reign, 
and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty-eight. 

John Penn. 
By His Honour's Command, 

Joseph Shippen, junior, Secretary. 
God save the King. 

The Subscriber, having for many years, made it her 
business to cure Sturgeon in North America, which has 
been esteemed preferable to any manufactured by other 
persons, and obtained the first premium of Fifty Pounds 



242 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

sterling, from the society of arts and commerce in Lon- 
don; takes this method of acquainting the pubHc, that she 
intends, as soon as possible, to leave this part of the world, 
but is desirous and willing to instruct a sober industrious 
person or family in the whole art, secret and mystery of 
manufacturing sturgeon in the several branches, consist- 
ing of making isinglass, pickling, cavear, glue, and oil; 
the subscriber has lately fallen upon a method of doing the 
isinglass ecjual to any whatever. Whoever has a mind to 
treat with the subscriber, may apply to her at Mr. Elijah 
Bond's fishery near Trenton, where is every thing conve- 
nient for carrying on the business, and plenty of fish 
throughout the whole year furnished by Air. Bond's fish 
pond. 

Margaret Broadfield. 

N. B. The sturgeon manufactory is now carried on 
by Elijah Bond, near Trenton, under the care and in- 
spection of Mrs. Broadfield, whose knowledge and ex- 
perience in that branch of business is well known; where 
any person may be supplied, either for shipping or home 
consumption, at Fifteen Shillings for a single three gallon 
kegg, or Twelve Shillings and Six Pence by the quantity, 
and in proportion for larger keggs, warranted good. 

They are also sold at Coxe and Furman's store, in 
Water street, at the same rates. 

To be Sold by public vendue, on the third of Septem- 
ber next, at lo o'clock in the morning, a plantation, situ- 
ate in Pilesgrove, Salem County, containing about 200 
acres, between 60 and 80 acres of which cleared land, 
under good fence, and more may be cleared, the wood- 
land well timbered; about 20 acres of marsh and ash 
swamp, besides some run swamp, and a good bearing or- 
chard, of about 200 trees of the best fruit; also a fine 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 243 

young thriving bearing peach orchard, of the best peaches, 
about 400 trees; there are on the place two log houses, 
and a spring of good water, convenient to each house; 
a log barn 28 feet by 20; it lies on the north side of Salem 
creek; and there is a landing at the corner of the land, 
where shallops and flats come and load. Also to be sold, 
12 acres and a half of cedar swamp, about 13 miles from 
said land. The conditions of sale will be made known, 
and attendance given by 

Aaron Silver. 

— The Pennsylvania Ga::ctte, No. 2068, August 11, 
1768. 

Extracts from Islr. Anderson's Historical and Chronologi- 
cal Deduction of the Origin of Commerce, &c. con- 
tinued from our last. 

(Anno 1 6 14.) 

(1664.) The Dutch expelled from the city and prov- 
ince of Nczu-York by England, which were granted by the 
King to the Duke of York; which grant likewise compre- 
hended Neiv-Jcrsey ; part of which last country, in the 
same year, the Duke of York regranted to the Lord 
Bcrkly, and Sir George Carteret ; and the latter's family 
being from the isle of Jersey, in the British channel, oc- 
casioned the name of N'ew- Jersey 

Saturday last Captain Bulkeley arrived here from Lis- 
bon. He spoke the following Vessels on his Passage, viz. 
. . . . in Lat. 33,00, Long 59,10, a Brig from Salem, 
for Guadaloupe, 14 Days out 

Burlington County, Trenton Landing. 
To he sold by public vendue, at the house of John Doug- 
lass, on Thursday the 8th of September next, between 



2 44 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^768 

nine o'clock in the morning, and six in the afternoon, or 
at any time before by private sale; 

One hundred and fifty acres of good wood land, and 
about fifty acres of good meadow ; it fronts the river be- 
tween Trenton ferry, and Messrs. Cox and Furman's 
works, and joins Lamberton fishery, and Elijah Bond's 
plantation ; a very pleasant high shore, with the mead- 
ow before the door, fit for any gentleman's seat, who de- 
lights in fishing at Trenton falls or landing. Any person 
inclining to purchase twenty or fifty acres before the day 
of sale, by applying to the subscriber, may know the terms 
of sale. 

John Douglass. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 84, Augnst 15- 
22, 1768. 

Elizabeth-Town, August 12, 1768. 

On Wednesday IMorning last, departed this Life, after 
a short Illness, the Hon. Samuel Woodruff, Esq; one 
of his Majesty's Council for this Province.^ A Gentleman 
universally known for his undaunted Resolution, un- 
shaken Fidelity, and just Decisions, in the Character of a 
Magistrate; and for his Benevolence, Hospitality, public 
Spirit and Liberality, few, if any, excelled him. In his 
private Life were most eminently joined, the afl:'ectionate 
Husband, tender Parent, kind Master, faithful Friend, 
and to crown all, the cheerful and devout Christian. By 
his sudden Fall, several public, and important Places of 
Trust are become vacant, all of which he filled with dis- 
tinguished Integrity. His remains were decently interred 
Yesterday Afternoon in the first Presbyterian Church, at- 
tended by a numerous Concourse of People, from this and 
the neighbouring- Towns, when a very pertinent and judi- 

iFoi- M sketch of Srimucl Wdiuliuff. see N. J. Archives. X.. 44. 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 245 

cioiisly applied Sermon was preached by the Rev. James 
Caldwell, from Isaiah Ivii, i. 2. The righteous perished, 
and no Man layetli it to Heart, and merciful Men are taken 
away, none considering, that tJie Rigliteous is taken azvay 
from the Evil to come. He shall enter into Peace, tJiey 
shall rest in their Beds, each one zvalking in Jiis Upright- 
ness. 

To be sold, a tract of salt meadow and Cedar swamp, 
situate, lying and being on New Barbados Neck, in Ber- 
gen county, in New-Jersey, containing about 1 14 acres 
of salt meadow, and about 322 acres of cedar swamp; the 
whole is bounded on the two sides by Stag's Creek, com- 
monly called Berry's Creek, and by Peach-Island Creek. 
The meadoA\s are reckoned by those in the neighbourhood, 
who have frequently mowed in them, not inferior to any 
salt meadow in that part of the country; and some parts 
thereof, at a very small expence, may be made fresh mead- 
ow, and to yield good English grass. The timber and 
wood of every kind in the cedar swamp, is now in great 
perfection, as the present owner has preserved it, and pre- 
vented any of the wood being cut out for near upon 30 
years. The conveniencies of landings and easy carriage 
from the said cedar swamp, are no way inferior to those of 
any other swamp on that neck; as a great part of the 
swamp is bounded by Berry's Creek, and common sloops 
and wood-boats go up to the creek to be loaded ; and from 
the other side of the tract the timber may be brought to 
Hackensack River, by sleding or carting it one cjuarter of 
a mile. A plan or draught of the said meadows and 
swamp, made from a late survey, may be seen, by apply- 
ing to Mr. John Terhune. at Hackinsack, or to the sub- 
scriber at New-York. 

If the above-mentioned premises are not sold before 



246 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

monday the third day of October next, they will then be 
exposed to sale to the highest bidder, at the court house 
in Bergen county, in the town of Hackinsack. For the 
greater convenience of purchasers, the meadows will then 
be divided into five lots, and the cedar swamp into eight 
lots, each lot of the meadow to contain upwards of 40 
acres; and to be sold either in separate lots or together, 
as may best suit the purchasers. A good title will be given 
to the purchaser or purchasers, by 

Nicholas Roosevelt. 

Morris County. ) Pursuant to an Order of the Hon- 
New-Jersey, ) ourable Frederick Smith, and John 
Berrien, Esqrs. two of the Judges of the Supreme Court 
of Judicature of the Province of New-Jersey; upon the 
Petition of James Colie, Lambertus Laroux, John Case, 
and Samuel Mun, insolvent Debtors, Notice is hereby 
given to all the Creditors of the said Petitioners, to shew 
Cause (if any they have) on Wednesday the seventh Day 
of September next, at the Court-House, in Perth-Amboy, 
at 12 o'clock of the same Day, why an Assignment of the 
said Petitioners Estates should not be made, and their 
Bodies discharged from Confinement, agreeable to the Di- 
rections of a late Act of the Legislature of said Province, 
for the Relief of insolvent Debtors. — T]ic Nczv York Ga- 
zette and Weekly Mercury, No. 876, August 15, 1768. 

Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of the 
Province of N'ew-Jersey, entitled "An Act for the Relief 
of Insolvent Debtors." We the Subscribers being now 
confined in the Goal of the County of Essex, and having 
petitioned the Justices of the Supreme Court of Judicature 
for the Province aforesaid, for the benefit of said Act. and 
each of us filed a Schedule of our respective Effects, do 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 247 

give Notice to all our Creditors to shew Cause, if any they 
have, on the Seventh Day of September next, at 2 o'clock 
in the Afternoon of the same Day, before the Justices of 
said Courts, at the Court House in Perth-Aiiiboy, why 
we should not be discharged agreeable to the Directions 
of said Act. 

David Ball. Jonas Ball. Samuel Jynner. 
— Tlie New York Ga.-:ctfe or Weekly Post-Boy, No. 
I337> Angnsf 15, 1768. 

These are to give Notice, that all Persons who have 
any Demands against John Morris and Robert Morris, 
both insolvent Debtors in Monmouth County, in East 
Jersey, are required to meet their Assignees on the 3d 
Day of October next, at the House of David Curtis, at 
Manasquan, in Shrewsbury, in said County, in order to 
certify their Demands, that the Assignees may proceed, 
pursuant to the late Act of Assembly. And also, all Per- 
sons who are indebted to the Insolvents, are required to 
meet the Assignees at the House of the said Curtis afore- 
said, on the 4th Day of October next, in order to discharge 
and settle their Accounts, and there will be Attendance 
given by the Assignees. 
August 12, 1768. 

David Curtis, 
Assignee for tlie said 
John & Ro. Morris. 

— The Nezu York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1337- August 18, 1768. 

To Be Sold, 
A House and Lot, in the town of Salem, in West New- 
Jersey, now in the tenure of Robert Johnson, Esq; the lot 
is 23 feet 6 inches in front on the street leading from the 



248 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Court-House to the Great Bridge, and extends above 250 
feet back, the house 20 feet front, two stories high, two 
rooms on the first, and three on the second floor, with 
good garrets, and cellars under the whole house; a large 
kitchen back, with two- rooms over it for servants; a large 
oven, and good well, in the yard, and a garden, &c. Who- 
ever wants to purchase the same, may see the house and 
lot, and know the terms of sale, by applying to said John- 
son, on the premises, or to John Mitchell, in Philadel- 
phia, who will give an undoubted title to the same. 

Pursuant to an act of General Assembly of the prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, lately passed, intituled, an act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors; we the subscribers, being now 
confined in the goal of the county of Hunterdon, have peti- 
tioned the judges of the su])reme court for the benefit of 
said act, and filed a schedule of efi'ects, do give notice to 
all our creditors to appear, and shew cause, if any they 
have, on the third day of September next, at ten o'clock 
in the forenoon of the same day, before the judges of the 
said court, at the dwelling house of Rensalier Williams, 
in Trenton, why they should not be discharged, agreeable 
to the direction of the said act. AA'illiam Hewlings, 
Joseph Stout, Samuel Preston, Robert Ruther- 
FORD.i — The Pennsylvania Gaceffe, Ahi. 2069, August 18, 
1768. 

Friday last the Rev. John Witherspoon, D. D. with 
his family proceeded from this city to Princeton. 

Cumberland county, New-Jersey, August 4, 1768. 
Taken up this day and committed to the goal in this 
county, a person who calls himself by the name of Joseph 
Tyler, he appears to be about twenty-five years of age, of 

1 Foi- a sketch of Robert Rutherford, see N. J. Archives, XX., 168. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 249 

a middle stature, much mark'd with the small pox. aud 
Avears his own hair: He is committed on suspicion of 
being a run-away servant, and will be sold out for costs, 
agreeable to law, except otherwise cleared. 

Theo. Elmer, sheriff.^ 

London. 

June 2. By the epistle from the yearly meeting of the 
people called Quakers, held in London, by adjournments, 
from the 23d of the 5th month, 1768, to the 28th of the 
same, it appears, among other things, that the sufferings 
of Friends, brought in this year, being chiefly for tythes, 
and those called church-rates, in England and Wales, 
amount to 3469I. and upwards; and those in L'eland 
to 1560I. and upwards. And by accounts from the 
several quarterly meetings in England, and by epistles 
from Wales, North-Britain, L'eland, Holland, New-York, 
Pennsylvania, New-Jersey and Maryland, we are advised, 
that several have joined the society through convincement, 
in divers places; and that considerable openness appears 
in many parts towards the testimony of truth. — Tlic Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, No. 85, August 22-29, 1768. 

Five Pounds Reward. 

RuN-away on the 12th of this Inst. July, from Hanover, 
in Morris-Town, and Province of East-New-Jersey, an 
Irishman, named Thomas Harber, about five Feet 2 In- 
ches high, has black curl'd Hair, thin-visaged, and has a 
sandy Beard : Had on when he absconded, a brown Cam- 
blet Coat, scarlet Vest, and Ozenbrig Trowsers. The 
Night he went away, he broke open a small Leather Trunk, 
at the House of Matthias Burnet, and took therefrom 
Cash to the Amount of 40I. in Jersey Money, and at the 

1 Theophilus Elmer was Sheriff of Cumberland county, 1766-9. 



250 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

same Time stole a Coat mixed blue and white, bound with 
blue Binding, Mohair Buttons, a Pair of Leather Breech- 
es, a crimson Vest, two Shirts, and sundry other Articles. 
Whoever takes up and secures the said Thief, so that he 
may be brought to Justice, shall receive the above Reward, 
from 

Mathias Burnet, and 

James Wilkinson. 

Whereas many Inconveniencies frequently attend the 
Sale of Horses, Horn Cattle, Sheep, and Swine, for want 
of some publick convenient stated Market or Fair, where 
Sellers and Buyers may meet for that Purpose. And as 
the town of Newark, from its Vicinity to New-York, and 
other Circumstances attending its Situation, is by many,, 
esteemed a most proper Place for such a Cattle Market : 

It is at the Request of a Number of the Inhabitants of 
New-York and New-Jersey, that publick Notice is hereby 
given, That on the Third Wednesday in October next, 
and on the Thursday and Friday following, and on the 
same Da3^s yearly, and every Year thereafter, will be 
opened and held at Newark aforesaid, a publick Market,, 
for the Sale of all Kinds of Horses, fat and Store Horn 
Cattle, Sheep and Swine, and for no other Purpose what- 
soever, (except it be for the Sale of the Products or Man- 
ufactories of the Country.) Proper Officers will attend 
for the Preservation of Decorum and good Order. 

Newark, August i6, 1768. 

Ten Dollars Reward. 

RuN-away from Hendrick Coyler, of East-New-Jersey, 

a Negro Fellow named Ishmael, by Trade a Blacksmith, 

is much pitted with the Small Pox, has a Blemish in one 

Eye, is a great Fidler, and often shewing slight of Hand 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2$ I 

Tricks; has a Sqiiaw for his Wife. He got leave of his 
Master about 2 Years since to go towards Middletown, to 
look a Master; it is said he has work'd some Time at the 
Iron Works, near Spotswood, 'tis thought he is since gone 
towards Pennsylvania; he has been acquainted about 
East-Town. Whoever takes up said Fellow and delivers 
him to Capt. Elias Dayton, in Elizabeth-Town, or said 
Colyer, at Horse-Neck, shall have the above Reward, with 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

Hendrick Colyer 

— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
877, August 22, 1768. 

To' the Printer, 

SiRj 

Please to give the follozving a place in your next paper. 

For some time past I have observ'd a controversy in 
some of our colonies, respecting the introduction of Eng- 
lish Bishops among us. Dr. Chandler appealed to the pub- 
lic, to know if they had any objection, why one or more 
Bishops shou'd not be sent to America; and laid before 
them, the restrictions with which they were desired, viz. 
"That the Bishops to be sent to America, shall have no 
authority, but purely of a spiritual and ecclesiastical na- 
ture, such as is derived altogether from the church, and 
not from the state. That his authority shall operate only 
upon the clergy of the church, and not upon the laity, or 
dissenters of any denomination. That the Bishops shall 
not interfere with the property or privileges, whether civil 
or religious, of churchmen or dissenters. That, in partic- 
ular, they shall have no concern with the probate of wills. 
letters of guardianship, and administration, or marriage 
licenses, nor be judges of any cases relating thereto. But 
that they shall only exercise the original powers of their 



252 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

office, namely, ordain and govern the clergy, and adminis- 
ter confirmation to those who shall desire it.*" Several 
objectors have appeared. A periodical paper, published 
in New- York, intituled the American Whig, the Ccntincl, 
in Philadelphia, &c. Tho' the former, it seems, does not 
object against Bishops with the above restriction : "The 
Appeal, says he, asks nothing but what is highly reason- 
able ." But affirms that it is "altogether impossibJe." to 
have Bishops, on the terms proposed. Much has been 
written pro and con — and perhaps a great deal foreign to 
the purpose, and unbecoming the professors of Christian- 
ity. As the cause is debating before the tribunal of the 
public, I wou'd beg leave to give the sketch of a plan, 
whereby they may be better enabled to form a right judg- 
ment. Suppose some judicious, impartial person, shou'd 
collect all the pieces that are, and shall be, published on the 
subject; and exhibit weekly, or monthly, in our ])ublic 
prints, the substance of all the arguments made use of, at- 
tending only to the merits of the cause. This might be 
done by way of dialogue, in a short, expressive manner. 
But I foresee an objection that will arise. Where shall we 
find the judicious, impartial person ? It must be confess'd 
the objection is weight}^; and 'tis to be lamented, that 
there are such animosities and divisions between those, 
who enrol their name among the followers of the Prince 
of peace — But as there are many persons in our colonies 
of good abilities, natural and acquired, it wou'd be un- 
charitable not to believe that some of them, have so great 
a sense of the Deity — so zealous for the glory of God, and 
the good of mankind — so far from being bigoted to this, 
or that, particular party, that they wou'd disdain to blow 
up the sparks of party spirit, or to transgress the laws of 
truth and decency. Shou'd such a person put in execution 



'''Appeal to the public, p. 79. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2$^ 

the plan propos'd, or something of the Hke nature, and en- 
deavour to sow the seeds of peace and harmony among his 
fehow-creatures (so necessary at this juncture, for our 
pohtical interest) I doul^t not but the sincere Christian 
win thank him for his labour of love ; and that he will see 
the accomplishment of that promise, made us by our Di- 
vine Redeemer — Blessed are the peaee-inakcrs, for they 
shall be called the children of God. 

Philanthropos. 

, /// Nezv- Jersey, July 28, 1768. 

— The New York Gazette or JVeekly Post Boy, No. 
1338, April 22, 1768. 

Philadelphia, August 22. On Saturday last a Man was 
committed to Gloucester Gaol, on Suspicion of being con- 
cerned in the Robbery of the East-Jersey Treasury. The 
Reasons which induced the Justice to commit him were, 
that he had with him a Quantity of Jersey Bills, mostly 
new, which he seemed anxious to exchange for any other 
Money — that he gave a very improbable Account of the 
Manner in which he got it, and seemed very desirous of 
going into a retired Part of the Jerseys, to live for some 
Time. That he said he had been Clerk of a Ship on a 
Voyage to the West-Indies, but could not sign his Name 
to his Examination. 

This is to give Notice. 
To all whom it may concern. That the Subscribers, in- 
solvent Debtors, confined in the Gaol of the County of 
Sussex, in the Province of New-Jersey; have applied to 
the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the said 
Count V. to be discharged agreeable to an Act of the Gen- 
eral Assemblv of the said Province, for that Purpose late- 
ly made and provided : And the said Judges have appoint- 



2 54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

ed the 26th Day of September next, to meet at the Court- 
House in said County for that Purpose. 

John Arrent 
John Herrett 
William Parks 
Henry Gilliam, Jun 
August 20, 1768. 

To Be Sold, 

On Friday the 2d day of September next, on the Premises; 
I'l-iE plantation lately the property 
of James Leslie, adjoining the South- 
Branch of Rariton-river, in the county 
of Somerset, in the province of New- 
Jersey; containing about 83 acres of 
land, 20 acres whereof is very good 
meadow and 20 acres of wood-land : 
There is on said plantation a very good 
grist-mill with two pairs of stones; three bolting-mills, 
all go by water, and the meal is hoisted by water; a very 
good saw-mill; two dwelling houses; a merchant shop 
adjoining one of said houses; a smoke house; coopers 
shop, a large barn covered with cedar; and a large or- 
chard, all in very good repair. The said plantation is so 
situated as to carry on a large trade in the milling and 
merchandizing business. The same day will also be sold 
on the premises, houshold furniture, cows, hogs, farmers 
utensils : A large quantity of boards and a large parcel of 
shop goods, and sundry other articles too tedious to men- 
tion. The vendue to liegin at ten o'clock of said day : 
Also will be sold on tuesday the thirtieth day of Septem- 
ber next, on the premises, about 250 acres of good wheat 
land, situated in Riddings-town, in the county of Hunter- 
don and province aforesaid, bounded on Lomarton-river, 



View 

OF 

Houses 
and Barns 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 255 

and land of Denise Hegaman and others. The vendue to 
begin at ten o'clock of said day, where conditions of sale 
will be made known, and attendance given by 

Theodorus Van Wyck, 

John Shipboy 

Peter Ferine 

Abraham Van Neste 

Millstone, August 15, 1768. 

— The New York Jonriuil or General Advertiser, No. 
1338, August 25, 1768. 

Saturday last a Man, suspected of being concerned in 
robbing the Treasury of East Jersey, was taken up and 
committed to Gloucester Goal. He had a Quantity of 
New-Jersey Money in his Possession, but on Examina- 
tion, could give no satisfactory Account how he came by 
it. 

To Be Sold, 

A Valuable tract of land in Gloucester counuty, West 
Jersey, situate on Raccoon creek, and containing upwards 
of 1000 acres. It lies near the Swedish church, adjoining, 
on the west-side, to land of Thomas James, at Raccoon 
bridge, on the main road from Gloucester to Salem, not 
20 miles distant from Philadelphia. The whole is well 
wooded and watered. On great part of it there is plenty 
of white oak timber. A branch of Raccoon creek runs 
through this tract, and affords several commodious mill- 
seats. There is a considerable quantity of rich swamp, 
which might, at a small expence, be made valuable mead- 
ow. As the whole of this land is well wooded and tim- 
bered, its value is greatly increased by its being situated 
on a river navigable for large shallops. Any person in- 
clining to purchase, may know the terms of sale, by applv- 



256 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

ing to William Hicks, Esq; in Second-street, Philadel- 
phia. — TJic Pcnnnsylvania Gazette, No. 2070, August 25, 
1768. 

Copt. Locktoii from St. Kitts, iiifonns that the Sehoon- 
er Charming Polly, Capt. Anderson was arrived at St. 
Kitts, in 20 days from Bariiegat. He spoke the sloop 
Peggy, Capt. Alexander Stezvart, belonging to Nezv-York, 
lying off St. Eustatia, bound from Montserrat for the Bay 
of Honduras. 

TWENTY-EIGHT DOLLARS Reward. 

Run away from Tanton Forge, Burlington county, the 
following indented servants. 

Zebulon Hoge, country born, about six feet high, and 
slim, black or dark brown hair, aged about 26 years, by 
trade a blacksmith, slow spoken ; he left the forge in Sep- 
tember last, and it was expected he would return, but is 
now in or about /\ugusta county, Virginia, where his 
father lives. 

Joseph Vanote, born in Monmouth county, New-Jer- 
sey, aged about 30 years, well known in his present walks, ■ 
which are about Monahockin and Little Egg-Harbour, 
went off this spring. 

Randle M'Donald. by trade a hner, and has work'd 
a little at blooming, aged near forty years, v/as born in 
Ireland, about four feet ten inches high, black hair & large 
black beard, slow spoken, (if not in liquor) hard of hear- 
ing and smoak'd much; left the forge the 21st instant: 
He wore oznabrigs shirt and trowsers, blue lapelled jacket 
with metal buttons, a narrow trimmed hat, which has been 
painted, and has with him oznabrigs shirts or frocks, which 
reach to his ankles, & a new ])air of shoes tied with 
strings. Whoever takes u]) said servants, and secures 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 257 

them in any of the goals of Pennsylvania or New- Jersey, 
shall have five pounds for the first; three pounds for 
the second; and fifty shillings for the last, paid by 

Charles Read. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1342, August 25, 
1768. 

New-York, August 29. We hear from Perth-Anihoy, 
that on Monday last died there, in an advanced Age, Mr. 
Johji IVatson, a Gentleman noted for several Pecnliarities 
in his Way of Living.-^ 

To Be Sold, 
Sixteen Lots of Ground adjoining to the Town of 
Bergen, in East-New-Jersey. Lot No. i. butts on three 
Public Highways, and contains Half an Acre, and two 
Perches. No. 2. butts on two Highways, and contains 
Half an Acre, and eighteen Perches. No. 3. butts on two 
Roads, and wants only four Rods of a full Acre. Num- 
bers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, II, 12, 13, 14, and 15, contains 
one Acre each; and No. 16, contains one Acre, one Quar- 
ter, and II Perches. For the Conveniency of said Lots, 
a Street of 33 Feet wide is laid out in the front of them, 
containing one Acre and 11 Perches. The whole pleas- 
antly situated, having beautiful Views of the City of New- 
York, North-Riz'er, Bay, and Narrozvs; the Land good 
&c. That to prevent unnecessary Trouble, the fixed Price 
is Sixty Pounds for each Lot, except Lot No. 16, which is 

1 John W^atson. the first painter known to have settled in America, 
came from Scotland about 1715. and took up his residence at Perth 
Amboy. He returned to Europe, and brought thence to America a 
considerable collection of pictures, some of his own comiiosition. So 
that "the first painter, and the first collection of pointings [in Amer- 
ica] of which we have any knowledge, were planted at Perth Amboy." 
Mr. Watson was so penurious that he was styled "the Miser of Perth 
Amboy," and besides was extremely irascible. He was unmaiTied. his 
family consisting of himself, a nephew, and a niece, for whom he had 
sent to Scotland soon after his establishment here. He died August 
22. 1768, aged S3 years, and is buried in the rear of St. Peter's church. 
What became of his paintings is not known. — WMtehmd's Perth Amhoy, 
125. 

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258 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

Seventy-five Pounds; for further Particulars enquire of 
William Crellin, near Fresh-Water, or William Butler, 
between Crown and Queen-Strccts, on tlie North-River 
Nezv-York. 

City of Nezv-Bfunswick, August 25. 
Notice is hereby given, thai" on Monday the 22d Inst, 
were taken up and committed to Goal, two Likely young 
Negroe Fellows; one calls himself London, about 5 Feet 
6 Liches high; the other Robert, about 5 Feet 3 Liches: 
They pretend to be free; say that they did belong to a 
Gentleman a Merchant from St. Ch.ristophers; that they 
came with their Master to New-York, who lodged with 
the Widow Richardson, on Rotten-Rozv; that their Mas- 
ter died there last Spring, and before his Death gave them 
free. The chief Cloathing about them, was contain'd in a 
good Ozenbrigs P>ag, mark'd P. R. No. 19, viz. a White 
Fustian Coat, lined with Shalloon, a pair of Leather 
Breeches, one White Linnen Jacket, 5 White Shirts, one 
pretty fine, mark'd W. I. 2 pair of Cloth Breeches, 2 pair 
of Trowsers, one pair of Yarn, and 2 pair of Worsted 
ribb'd Stockings, one White Handkerchief, one Duffields 
Great Coat; had on each a Beaver Hat, one about half 
worn; Jackets, coarse Shirts and Trousers, Calf Skin 
Shoes, pretty good, and in Appearance had belonged to a 
Gentleman. Whoever claims said Negroes, are desired 
to be speedy in taking them out. Or if Mrs. Richardson, 
or any other Person knows them to be free, are desired to 
give Notice thereof, that upon paying Charges, they may 
be set at Liberty — The Nezv York Gazette or M^eekly 
Post Boy, No. 1339, August 29, 1768. 

Elisabeth-Tozvn, August 12, 1768. 
On Wednesday morning last departed this life, after a 
short illness, the Honourable Samuel Woodruff, Esq; one 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 259 

of his Majesty's Council for this province. — A Gentleman 
universally known for his undaunted resolution, unshaken 
fidelity, and just decisions, in the character of a Magis- 
trate; and for his benevolence, hospitality, public spirit 
and liberality, few, if any, excelled him. In his private 
life were most eminently joined, the affectionate husband, 
tender parent, kind master, faithful friend, and to crown 
all, the cheerful and devoted Christian. — TJic Pennsylva- 
nia Chronicle, No. 85, Postscript, August 31, 1768. 

The Public are advertised. 
That there is to be sold, at the late Dwelling House of 
Samuel Woodruff, Esq; deceased, in Elizabeth-Town, by 
public Vendue, on Tuesday the 13th of this Instant Sep- 
tember, a great Variety of Goods, consisting of genteel 
Houshold Eurniture, a Number of Negroes, male, and fe- 
male; old and young excellent Horses, both for Saddle 
and Carriage, a neat Caravan, hung on Springs; several 
Pair of good Oxen, the best Milch Cows, a Number of 
young Cattle, a herd of Swine, a complete Set of farming 
Utensils, a Quantity of well cured Hay, both English, 
fresh and salt. Wheat, Oats, and Elax in the Sheaf, Indian 
Corn in the Ground, with other almost innumerable Arti- 
cles. 

At ten of the Clock in the Eorenoon of the said 13th 
Day of September, the Sale will begin; and the Condi- 
tions of Payment for the purchased Articles made known 
by us, 

Elizabeth Woodruff, Administratrix. 

Benjamin Woodruff^ 

Joseph Woodruff, Jun. 

Isaac Woodruff, Esq. 
Administrators. 

— The Neiv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 

1339, September i, 1768. 



26o NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

A List of Letters ronaiumg in the Post-0 fRce in 
Trenton. 

Martin Armstrong, Somerset Coiirt-House. 

B. Peter Bandeler, New Germantown, to the Care of 
Justice Cole; Zaccheus Beebe, Trenton; Garrett Byrne, 
near Amwell; Simeon Brenner, Allen's Town; William 
Boyd, Augusta County, near Philadelphia. 

C. Philip Calvin, Amwell; John Calvert, East Jersey; 
Thomas Compson, Andover Furnace, New-Jersey. 

D. James Douglass, Somerset County; Patrick Dor- 
cey, Morris County; Philip Davis, Trenton. 

H. Thomas Homfray, Kingwood; Samuel Hender- 
son, Freehold; Samuel Hook, Samuel Henry, Mrs. Mary 
Harrison, Trenton; George Hipworth, Tanton Forge. 

K. William Kirkpatrick, Trenton; William Kass, 
Amwell; John King, Somerset County. 

L. Richard Laning, Henry Landis, Amwell; Dr. 
Peter Le Conte, East New Jersey; Mrs. Mary Lee, to the 
Care of Capt. Anderson, near Trenton. 

M. John Moore (2) Trenton; Nathaniel Moore, 
Hopewell; George M'Leary, Maidenhead; James M'Call, 
Springfield, Monmouth County; Joseph M'Guffock, Al- 
len's Town. 

O. Nathan Ogden, Reading Town. 

P. John Purdy, near Allen's Town; Peter Post. 

Q. Alexander Qua (2) Monmouth County. 

R. Peter Ryan, Trenton; Mrs. Sarah Rogers, Reck- 
less Town; John Rogers (2) Lamp Town; Alexander 
Ross, Mount-Holly. 

S. John Spangenberg, Newtown, Sussex County; 
Joseph Sinclear (2) Quaker Town; Brice Steel, Michael 
Sands, Trenton; Col. Joseph Stout, Hopewell; Robert 
Sherwood, Burlington County. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 26 1 

W. Isaac Waines, Squire's Point; Robert Wallace, 
Bordentown. 

Y. William Young, Bordentown. 

Three Pounds Reward. 
Made his escape from Trenton goal, the 12th of Au- 
gust last, a certain Jacob Hoover, alias Jacob Matthews; 
had on, when he went away, a white homespun shirt, 
striped trowsers, thread stockings, a castor hat, somewhat 
worn, with a black crape round it, and a black handker- 
chief round his neck, about 5 feet 1 1 inches high, well 
built, speaks French and High Dutch, but indifferent Eng- 
lish. Whoever takes up the said person, shall have the 
above reward, paid by me 

George Brown, Goaler. 

To be Sold by public vendue, on the 30th day of Sep- 
tember instant, on the premises, 

A certain Plantation, containing 120 acres, lying 
and being in the township of Lower Penn's Neck, in the 
County of Salem, West New-Jersey, bounding on Salem 
creek ; there are two good landings on said creek, to which 
considerable quantities of cordwood are brought for trans- 
portation to Philadelphia. There are on said plantation, 
a good dwelling-house, about 50 or 60 acres of plowable 
ground, a sufficient quantity of meadow, and more may 
be made, as the land is mostly low, and suitable for mead- 
ow; the unimproved part is very well timbered, and not 
far to the landing. The conditions of sale will be made 
known at the time and place of sale, by me 

SiNNICK SiNNICKSON. 

Philadelphia, September i. 
Captain Davidson, from Madeira — on the 20th ult. 
about 60 Leagues to the Eastward of our Capes — spoke 



262 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

the Ship Philadelphia, Captain M'Cutchon, from this Port 
for Cork, 2 Days out. 

On the 2 1 St Instant, at Night, died Elizabeth Al- 
LiNSON, jun. Wife of Samuel Allinson, Esq; of Bur- 
lington, after a short Illness of a violent nervous Fever, 
and was on the 23d decently interred in the Burying 
Ground of the People called Quakers, at that Place. To 
her Memory it may be justly said, she was a good Wife; 
a very tender Mother; an afifectionate daughter; a kind 
Sister; a warm and constant Friend; charitable to the 
Poor. She lived beloved by those who knew her, and died 
much lamented. In this distressing Situation, her af- 
flicted Husband has the consolatory Reflection, that after 
the tenderest Love subsisting between them, during the 
Time of their Marriage, the inward State of her Mind, 
several Times expressed by herself, pretty early, as well 
as in the latter Part of her Illness, gives the best Reason 
to believe she now enjoys the Rewards of a virtuous Life. 

Early on the 22d, departed this Life Elizabeth Allin- 
son, aged about 70 Years.-^ She was possessed of many 
good qualities, that endeared her to her family and 
Friends. For several Years past the Infirmities of old Age 
have impaired her Understanding, weakening all her Fac- 
ulties, at last gave her a quiet Exit out of this troublesome 
World. As she had always lived in great Harmony with, 
and much esteemed her Daughter, the Sorrow her Illness 
gave her, affords Reason to believe it was a Means of 
hastening the Mother's End. They were carried to their 
Graves together, attended by a great Number of Rela- 
tions, and Friends of all Denominations. The sudden 
Death of the First, in the Flower of her Time, and the 

1 Elizabeth Allinson. wife of Joseph Allinson. who came to America 
in 1718 and married her in 1721. She was a dau. of Thomas and Phebe 
Scattergood, the last-named being a dau. of Christopher Wetherell. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 263 

midst of Enjoyment teaches, in lively Characters that it 
is our highest Interest to "remember our Creator in the 
Day's of our Youth," by a sober religious Life, since no 
Age or Circumstance is exempt from the Stroke of Death. 

Wanted, 
For the attending a Mill in the Jerseys, about Thirty 
Miles from Philadelphia. 
A Miller, a single Man, that well understands the 
manufacturing Wheat, &c. and can invoice the Flour, and 
bring a good Character (such a Person only) may hear 
of a Place, by applying to the Printers hereof. — The Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 2071, September i, 1768. 

City of Perth- Amboy, New Jersey, ss. August 15. 

WHEREAS two MEN was committed to the goal of 
said city, on the nth of this instant, August, by Stephen 
Skinner, Esq; on suspicion of being Run aways, which 
they have since confessed. Their names are Charles Con- 
ner and Charles Lee : Conner says he is a convict, from 
Ireland, and arrived in Maryland in August 1765, and 
was sold to William Gill, his present master, who lives in 
Baltimore county, within twenty miles of said town, in 
the province of Maryland aforesaid; he is 39 years of 
age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complection, brown 
hair light grey eyes; had on an old felt hat, fearnought 
jacket, a coarse white shirt, tow trowsers, old shoes, &c. 

Lee says he is a convict from London, where he was 
born, and arrived in Maryland in the year 1764, and was 
consigned to Stevenson and Plowman, and was sold by 
them to Joseph Ausborn, who bought him for Joseph 
Crummel, his present master; who lives within two miles 
of William Gill, the master of the aforesaid servant : He 
is about 5 feet 8 inches high; remarkable brown com- 
plection, black curled hair; had on an old wool hat, two 



264 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

shirts, a pair of pumps; he says he threw away his jacket, ] 
which was fearnought: They both say they Run-away 
on the 14th of July last, in company. Now these are to 
give notice to the masters of said servants, or whom it 
may concern, that the said servants may be had by apply- 
ing to Richard Carns, junr. 

N. B. The masters of said servants are hereby notified, 
that unless they apply for said servants, pay cost, and take 
them away within two months from the publication here- 
of, they will be sold for the cost aforesaid. — The Pcnnsyl- 
7'ania Journal, No. 1343, September i, 1768. 

Taken up and committed to Amboy gaol, in East-Jer- 
sey, on Saturday the 27th of August, an Englishman, 25 
years of age, and is supposed to be William Dennet, ad- 
vertised in the Pennnsylvania Chronicle by James Rankin, 
of Newbury township, York county, as he seems to an- 
swer the description in every shape, except some of his 
clothes, which, it is supposed he has changed. A small 
Scotch woman was with him, who answers the descrip- 
tion every way; over night he shewed a pass, dated Au- 
gust 3, signed by three Justices, viz. John Runnolds. 
William Smith, but the other name is forgot; he calls 
himself William Ross, and the Woman Elizabeth his wife, 
agreeable to the pass; being told that their pass was forg- 
ed, and that they had best destroy it, next day it could not 
be found, and then he owned the woman was not his 
wife. They gave very different accounts, but said they 
came from Conegocheague — The man will not own that 
he was a servant. For further particulars inquire of the 
printer. 

BoRDENTOWN, September 3. 
On Thursday last Francis Hopkinson, Esq;^ of Phil- 

iFor a sketch of Francis Hopkinson, see N. J. Archives, X., 426. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 265 

ADELPHiA, zvas joincd in the Velvet Bauds of Hymen, to 
Miss Nancy Borden, of this Place, a Lady amiahle both 
for her internal as well as external Accomplishments, and 
in the Words of a celebrated Poet: 

''Without all shining, and within all white; 
Pure to the Sense, and pleasing to the Sight." 
— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 86, September 5, 
1768. 

Mr. GODDARD^ 

On my reading in your Chronicle, No. 78 and 79, some 
remarks made on a piece I happened to write, I expected 
that a calm review would have produced some proper con- 
cessions — but how greatly zvas I disappointed, when in- 
stead of the gentlemen themselves appearing, I found Mr. 
1. Y. (a very good man for ought I know) come forth, 
■attempting, with some feeble acknowledgments, to cover 
their retreat, smooth matters over, and prevent any thing 
further being said. I hope therefore you will be kind 
enough to allozv the follozving a place, as soon as conve- 
nient, in your extensively iiseful paper, zvhich zvill much 
oblige your constant reader, and humble servant, 

Essex County, E. N. Jersey, B. O. 

August 22, 1768. 

When, upon my return from Synod, I wrote that letter 
to my friend which afterwards appeared in the Chronicle, 
No. 76, little did I expect it could have subjected me to 
such severe censure as I have since met with in No. 78 
and 79 of the same paper; or that the sons of Levi, of the 
present day retained so much of their fathers temper 
(Gen. xlix. 5, 6) as those two reverend gentlemen have 
■discovered who took it in their heads to give me a little 

clerical correction in behalf of the body 

[Signed] B. O. 



266 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

To he sold by Joseph Worth, by virtue of a pozver of 
attorney, from Giles Worth, at public vendue, on the twen- 
tieth day of October next, upon the premises. 

One hundred and tiventy acres of land, situate in the 
township of Maidenhead and Hopewell, joining upon 
Stoney Brook, five miles from Princeton, has upon it a 
good divelling-house, a good hearing orchard, about eight 
acres of good meadozv, and more may he easily made, 
forty-five acres of good timber land, the residue plough- 
able. One third of the purchase money to be paid at the 
time of executing the deed, and easy payments may be had 
for the remainder, by giving good security if required. — 
The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 87, September 5-12, 
1768. 

Nezv-York, September 5. Captain Pym, late Master of 
the Ship Earl of Hertford, of this Port, and 4 of his Peo- 
ple, came up in their Boat last Saturday Evening, they 
having left Capt. Buck off Barnagat, he being scarce of 
Provisions. 

Monday last his Excellency William Franklin, Esq; 
Governor of New-Jersey, arrived here; and on Saturday 
accompanied by the Hon. Frederick Smith,^ and Captain 
Skinner,- he set out for Albany, in order to attend a grand 
Meeting of the Indians that is soon to be at Fort- Johnson. 

RuN-away from the subscriber, an apprentice lad named 



1 Frederick Smyth, of Perth Amboy, was Chief Justice of New Jersey, 
1764-1775. 

2 John Sitinner, fourth son of the Rev. William Skinner, of Perth 
Ambov, was a Lieutenant in the Company of his older brother. Captain 
William Skinner, in Col. Peter Schuyler's New Jersey Regiment, in the 
French and Indian war of 1755 and 1756, and was taken prisoner at 
Oswego in the latter year. He served in Lord Loudon's Regiment in 
a secret expedition in the Mediterranean, and in the latter part of 1757 
received a commission as Ensign in that Regiment. In 1759 he was a 
Lieutenant in the Regiment of Colonel Grey, and on June 10, 1768. was 
commissioned Captain. He was afterwards Major of the 70th Regi- 
ment, which during the Revolution was stationed in England. Later 
he sold his commission and returned to America, and engaged in mer- 
cantile business at Perth Amboy, where he died in December, 1797. — 
Whitifuad's Perth Amboy, 119. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 267 

John Foster, born in the Jersies, about 5 feet 8 inches 
high, of a dark complexion, and pitted with the small-pox, 
wears his own hair with a false que to it; is supposed to 
be gone towards Amboy. He took with him a blue coat 
and jacket, the coat bound with blue tape, and has metal 
buttons studded with steel. Whoever takes up said ap- 
prentice and brings him to his master, shall have Forty 
Shillings reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 
me. 

Robert Andrews. 

New-Brunswick, Sept. i, 1768. 
Public Notice is hereby given that the Trustees of 
Queen's College, are to meet at New-Brunswick, the first 
Tuesday in October next. 

David Marinus, Clerk. 

To be sold at public Vendue, 
The lease for a term of years, of which about 42 are 
yet unexpired, of a house and lot of ground, in the city of 
New-Brunswick, opposite to the Whitehall Tavern, 50 
feet in breadth, and 103 feet in depth, now in the tenure 
of John Collins, subject to a ground rent of 50s. per an- 
num. 

One fourth Part of the Lease for a Term of Years, of 
which Twenty-eight are yet unexpired, of a House and 
■ Lot in the said City of New-Brunswick, known by the 
Name of the Whitehall Tavern, Forty-six Feet in Breadth, 
and One hundred and fifty Feet in Depth, now in the Ten- 
ure of Michael Duff, subject to a Ground Rent of. Two 
Pounds Six Shillings, per Annum.. 

Also one fourth Part of the Lease, for a Lot of Ground 
adjoining the former, of which Twenty two years are un- 
expired: containing ten Feet in Breadth, and One hun- 



268 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

dred and fifty Feet in Depth, subject to a Ground Rent of, 
Ten Shillings, per Annum. 

A Tract of Woodland, situate in the Corporation of 
New-Brunswick, being Lot, No. 2. Part of a larger Tract, 
consisting of several Lots, distinguished on a Draught by 
their respective Numbers, having a two Rod Road running 
through the said Tract, for the Conveniency of the said 
Lots, called the Mill-Road, containing about ten Acres. 

New Boston Forge, situate at Roxbury, in Morris 
County on the South Branch of Rariton, together with all 
the Houses, Water-works, Buildings, Improvements, and 
about thirty-five Acres of Land contiguous thereto. 

Two Tracts of Land situate at Newtown, in Sussex 
County, near Andover Iron Works, one Tract containing 
Thirty- four Acres, and the other fifty Acres, being Part 
of an undivided Tract of seventy-one Acres, mostly rich 
Bottom. 

A Tract of Wood Land, containing One hundred and 
forty-four Acres, situate at Mendem, in Morris County, 
late the Property of William Hagen. 

The Houses and Lots in the City of New-Brunswick, 
will be sold at the House of Mr. Brooke Farmer, in the 
said City, on Wednesday the 14th of September, at 10 
o'clock in the Morning. The Forge and the two Tracts 
of Lands, will be sold at the said Forge, on Thursday the 
15th Day of September, 1768, at 10 o'Clock in the Fore- 
noon; and the Tract of Woodland, at 4 o'Clock in the 
Afternoon of the same Day, at the House of Mr. Joseph 
Hinds, at the Sign of the Black Horse, in Mendem; when 
the Conditions of Sale will be made known. — The Nczv 
York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 879, September 
5, 1768. 

New-York, September 6. On Saturday Morning last, 
his Excellency Governor Franklin, who arrived here a few 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 269 

Days ago, embarked on board a Sloop for Albany, accom- 
panied by the Honorable Frederic Suiyth, Esq; Chief Jus- 
tice of Nezv-Jersey, and Capt. John Skinner, of Amhoy, 
in order to be present at the very important Treaty which 
is soon to be held with the Indian Nations, for settling a 
general Boundary Line between them and these Colonies 
— We hear that the Treaty is to be held at Fort Stonzvix, 
in the Country of the Six Nations, about the Middle of 
this Month, and that a very great Body of Indians are 
expected to be assembled there on this Occasion. — The 
Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1340, Sep- 
tember 5, 1768. 

The Trustees of the College of New-Jersey, give No- 
tice to the Public, That whereas the Grammar School 
which used to be kept under the Direction of the Presi- 
dent, as a Nursery for the College has been discontinued 
for some Time, on Account of the long Vacancy of that 
Office. That the Chair being now filled by the Arrival of 
the Gentleman last chosen from North-Britain : The 
School is to be opened under his Direction, precisely on 
the 7th Day of November next, being the Beginning of 
the Winter Term in College. The President, has already 
provided a Person to teach it; and has undertaken to the 
Trustees to lay down a Plan of proceeding to the Teacher, 
to have it under his constant Inspection; and take Care 
that it be conducted on the very best Principles. This he 
hopes to be able to do with the greater Success, for that, 
being acquainted, before he left Home, that such a Thing 
would be expected from him, he took Care to perfect his 
Scheme, by conversing with some of the most eminent 
and approved Teachers in Great-Britain. Parents are de- 
sired to take Notice, that their Children being properlv 
founded in the Languages, is of the utmost Importance to 



270 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

their Subsequent Studies in College being easy, pleasant, 
and successful. Several reputable Housholders in Prince- 
ton, have engaged to the Trustees, to take Boarders at as 
cheap a Rate, it is presumed, as in any Town in this Prov- 
ince, where a public Grammar School is taught : And if 
the Parents of any of the Children should incline to have 
them boarded in the College, the Trustees have consented 
to their being taken in and supplied as the Scholars are. 
There is a Terrestrial Globe provided for the School, that 
they may be taught Geography at some Hours of Leisure; 
they will also have an Hour each Day appropriated to 
Writing and Arithmetick without any additional Expence, 
which it is of Importance that they learn early. This No- 
tice is given so long before the Time of opening School, 
that Parents may have their Children there seasonably; 
and it is particularly desired that such as have Children 
to begin the Latin, would send them, if possible, upon the 
very Day abovenientioned; that they may neither suffer 
any Loss themselves, nor be the Means of retarding others. 
Princeton, August 25, 1768. 

Run away from the subscriber living in Shrewsbury, 
a servant man named Joseph Compton, of a small stature, 
about 5 feet high, has a scar on his instep; had on an oz- 
naburgs shirt and trowsers, short frize coat, and old bever 
hat bound with ferreting. Whoever takes up and secures 
said servant, so that his master may have him again, shall 
be paid Three Pounds reward by Stephen Tallman. junr. 
— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1340, September 8, 1768. 

Whereas Christina, the Wife of George Millar, of Am- 
well Township, in Hunterdon County, West New-Jersey, 
did elope from her Husband on the 5th Day of April last, 
this serves to forbid all Persons from trusting her on his 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 27 I 

Account, as he will pay no Debts of her contracting from 
that Date. 

George Millar 

To be sold, by public vendue, on Tuesday, the 13th of 
September inst. on the premises, about 250 acres of very 
good wheat land, situate in Readington, in the county of 
Hunterdon, and province aforesaid. The vendue to be- 
gin at twelve o'clock of said day; at which time and place, 
the conditions of sale will be made known, and attendance 
given, by Theodorus Van Wyck, John Shipboy, 
Peter Porrine and Abraham Van Neste, Assignees. 

Ten Pounds Reward 

Escaped from the constables, some weeks ago, the fol- 
lowing persons, viz. Andrew Crawford, late from Ire- 
land, about 25 years old, five feet eleven inches high, stoop- 
shouldered, pockpitted, pale-faced, has black hair, tied be- 
hind, his cloathing uncertain. Robert Scott, 24 years 
old, 5 feet 9 inches high, full-faced, pockpitted, has light 
brown hair; both apt to swear, and get drunk, and very 
quarrelsome; they generally make their home at one Rals- 
ton's near Newark. Whoever secures said fellows, and 
delivers them to Joseph Thomas, Goalkeeper, for Chester 
county, shall be intitled to the above reward, or Six Pounds 
for Crawford, and Four for Scott, paid by 

Joseph Thomas, Goaler. 

Newcastle County, July 20, 1768. 
Whereas a certain Richard Cayford of Bridgetown, 
in Cumberland county, and province of New- Jersey, rope- 
maker, hath obtained an obligation, dated on or about the 
nth day of this instant month, from me the subscriber, 
in the penalty of Forty Pounds, conditioned for the pay- 



272 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

ment of Twenty Pounds, or the delivery of a yoke of 
oxen, at the house of Peter Alrichs at Reedy-Island, on 
the nth or 14th days of August next, in a deceitful man- 
ner, and without any consideration in law. These are to 
notify and desire all persons whatsoever, not to take an 
assignment of the said obligation, as I am determined not 
to pay the same, unless thereto compelled by law. 

Thomas Collins. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2072, September 
8. 1768." 

TRENTON RACES. 
A Purse of THIRTY POUNDS, 

To BE RUN FOR ou THURSDAY, the 22d instaut, Septem- 
ber, at Trenton, New Jersey, free for any half blooded 
horse, mare or gelding carrying ten stone, Mr. Morris's 
mare Strumpet excepted, the purse to be won by the best 
horse in three two mile heats, proper judges to be appoint- 
ed. 

The next day the entrance money to be run for; a 
saddle of five pounds value to be purchased with part or 
the whole thereof. 

Running horses to be entered with Mr. Pontius Stille, 
at Trenton ferry, two days before the purse is run for, or 
Three Pounds at the Post. — The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1344, September ?>, 1768. 

There are. I believe, few men who indulge a scribbling 
vein, but have reason, at some time or other to repent it; 
I frankly ov/n this is at present my case. In a spirit of 
greater volatility than judgment, I at first wrote the piece 
signed Ironieus Bombasticus, which I was convinced of, 
on reading the Farmer's second letter, and candidly ac- 
knowledged it to the public; here I thought myself clear, 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 273 

and imaoined the matter would have rested ; but on seeing 
the piece signed Satiricus Sarcastiais, which reflected on 
a Gentleman of character in Nciv-Jersey, common justice 
demanded my appearance to wipe off the aspersions cast 
on him by that writer, and I delared him totally ignorant 
of the piece; which defence I immediately conveyed to 
the printer of the Chronicle, and at the same time wrote 
the two short notes A. B. C. addressed to the printers of 
the Gazette and Journal, which notes, though intended to 
be sent that evening, were neglected, and not delivered 
till a considerable time after; their appearing in public 
was entirely without my knowledge, as I rather expected 
a re-publication of the defence reqnested from the Chron- 
icle; yet when I found myself the innocent cause of in- 
jurious charges against the printers of the Journal and 
Gazette, the same sentiments which before urged me to 
appear in defence of the Jersey Gentleman prompted me 
to make a confession of my real name to the printers, as I 
could conceive no other effectual method of exculpating 
them from the charge of "forgery." The part I have act- 
ed in this whole affair has been dictated by candour, and 
I must own, I did not expect such ungenteel treatment 
from a person assuming the character of Plain Truth. 
Ironicus Bombasticus. 

To Be Sold, 
A Tract of Land, situate in Sussex county, in the 
western division of the province of New-Jersey, on a 
branch of Delaware, called Pohatkung, containing 1220 
acres, with the usual allowance for high-ways, well 
watered and well timbered, having a stream running 
through the whole, sufficient for a saw mill, grist-mill, or 
iron-works, and divers small streams issuing out of the 
mountains on both sides, convenient for watering the low 
lands for meadow, a large quantity of which may be made 



2 74 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

on the tract. The title indisputable. — About 60 miles 

from Philadelphia, and about the same distance from 

New- York, which will be sold either all together or in 

parcels, as may best suit the purchasers, and credit given 

for one half of the purchase money, paying interest for 

the same. For further particulars apply to the subscriber, 

at Haddonfield, in Gloucester county. 

Isaac Andrews. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 88, September 

12-19, 1768. 

Neiv-York, September 15. Friday last Dr. Wether- 
spoon, President of Nassau-Hall, in New-Jersey, arrived 
here from Prince-Town. 

Wanted, at Ringwood Iron-W^orks, 
In the Jersies, 
Sober Men, that understand driving a Horse Team; 
any such, of good Character, will meet with Employment, 
in that way, by applying as above. 

Public Notice is hereby given, 
That a Stage Waggon will be erected in Hackinsack, 
at the New-Bridge, to set out for Powles-Hook, on the 
Morning of the 17th of this Inst. September. Good at- 
tendance will be given, and necessary provision made for 
the accommodation of passengers ; to go twice a week, on 
Tuesday's and Saturday's; to set out at six in the morn- 
ing from said New-Bridge, and at seven from the town 
of Hackinsack, and will return on the same day, setting 
out precisely at two o'clock in the afternoon from Powles- 
Hook; the price for each passenger is 2s. 6d. As it will 
be erected for the conveniency of the public, it is hoped 
they will encourage the design of the 

Public's humble Servant, 

Andrew Van Buskirk. 



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'The Sum of £. 600 is wanted on a good Farm, in 
the Jersies, that cost £. 800 but a short time since. For 
farther Particulars, enquire of H. Gaine. — The Nezv York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 880, September 12, 
1768. 

All Persons indebted to the Estate of Mr. John Wat- 
son, late of the City of Perth-Amhoy, Merchant, deceased, 
either by Bond or Bill, are requested to pay off their Inter- 
est due thereon, on or before the loth Day of October next, 
otherwise they may depend on their being put in Suit, 
without any farther Notice or respect to Persons. And all 
those that have any just Demands on the said Estate, are 
requested to bring them in, in order that they may be 
finally discharged. 

Alexander Watson, Executor. 

Whereas the Sale of the Lands and real Estate, be- 
longing to Christian Syberberg, situate at Bridgezvater, in 
the County of Somerset, and Province of New-Jersey, 
adjoining upon Alainatunk River, which was taken in Ex- 
ecution at the Suit of Daniel Wistar and Thomas Bartozv, 
jun. and others, having been adjourned for the Want of 
Buyers, from the Day which was heretofore advertised 
agreeable to Law for the Sale thereof. Notice is hereby 
given, that the same will be exposed to Sale by way of 
publick Vendue, on the Premises, on Tuesday the 20th of 
September next, between the Hours of 12 and 5 o'clock, 
at which Time and Place, all such Persons as are desirous 
of purchasing, are desired to attend accordingly; and 
those who have Mortgages, are requested to bring them 
in. 

August 4, 1768. Job Stockton, late Sheriff. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or JVeekly Post Boy, No. 
1 34 1, September 12, 1768. 



2/6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Philadelphl\, September 15. 
Since our last Captain Newbold arrived here in 24 Days 

from Tortola On the 31st iilt, in Lat. 33, Long. 

66, he spoke a Schooner from Virginia, that had been 22 
Days out, had lost her Mainmast in a hard Gale of Wind, 
the Day after she left the Capes, and was then standing 
for Bermuda to refit; the IMaster's Name unknown. 

Trenton, August 31, 1768. 

To be Sold at public vendue, to the highest bidder, on 
Friday the 30th day of September next, on the premises, 
between the hours of 12 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. 

The noted Tavern-House, and sixty acres of land, 
beside allowance, situate at the foot of Robin's hill, in Am- 
well; there is a good bearing orchard, barn, store-house 
and other necessary buildings; the mansion-house large, 
almost new, and well situated either for tavern or store; 
late the property of Daniel Robins," deceased, seized and 
taken in execution at the suit of James Benezet, Townsend 
White, Jeremiah Warder, and others, and to be sold again, 
as the first purchaser has not complied with the conditions 
of the first vendue, by 

Samuel Tucker, late Sheriff. 

To be Sold, by public vendue, on Second Day, the third 
of October next, 
All those two plantations late the estate of Daniel 
Kingston, deceased, now in the tenure of Richard Tyse, 
and John Huntzinger, situate on Timber Creek, in the 
county of Gloucester. The former of which contains 320 
acres of plough-land, and about 50 acres of meadow land, 
with a good dwelling-house, orchard, and barn. The un- 
cleared land (of which there are about 250 acres) very 
well timbered and watered. The other contains 227 acres: 



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has on it two dwelling-houses, a good orchard and garden; 
about 100 acres of land cleared (with some meadow) the 
rest well watered and timbered. The title to both indis- 
putable, and their situation very handy to navigable water, 
and about 7 miles distant by land from Gloucester. The 
conditions of the sale to be, one half of the money paid 
down at executing the deed, and the remaining half in 12 
months, with security, if recpiired. Attendance will be 
given at the Widow Davis's, on Timber Creek, near the 
premises, at which place the vendue will be held, by 

Israel Morris, Son Wm. 
Attorney in fact to John Hingston 

Trenton, September 8, 1768. 

Left at the subscriber's store, some time ago, a small 
bundle, containing one piece of long lawn, half a piece of 
spotted ditto, &c. Any person proving their right, and 
paying charges, may have them, or their value, by apply- 
ing to 

Furman and Hunt. 

To Be Lett, 
For a term of years, and may be entered on immedi- 
ately, A Commodious Brick House, situated at a village, 
called the New-Mills, about 6 miles distant from Mount- 
holly, in Burlington county. There will be lett with the 
said house, a large garden, a clover lot, of i acre and a 
half, adjoining the garden, a lot of meadow, of about two 
acres, within forty rod of said premises and another lot 
of ground, within twenty rod thereof; the said premises 
will be very suitable for a shopkeeper, and to carry on the 
pork trade, as there are large convenient cellars and stores, 
and other convenient out-houses, such as stable, hay- 
house, chair-house, &c. Any person inclining to rent the 



278 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

same, may apply to the subscriber, living near the prem- 
ises, and know the terms. 

William Budd, junior. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2073, September 
15, 1768. 

New-York, September 12. 
Saturday last his Majesty's ship Fowey, Capt. Tillet, 
commander, arrived at Sandy-Hook from South Caro- 
lina, and we hear she is soon to sail for Boston : The 
Viper sailed for Halifax Thursday last. 

New- York, September 12. 
Friday last Dr. Wetherspoon, President of Nassau-hall, 
in New-Jersey, arrived here from Princeton. — The Penn- 
sylvania Journal, No. 1345, September 15, 1768. 

Woodbridge, September 12, 1768. 
Broke out of Gaol at Perth-Ainboy, on the 9th Instant, 
a Mulatto Servant Man named Charles Lee, born in Eng- 
land, about 5 feet 9 inches high, slim built, has a Scar on 
one side of his nose, and wears his own hair; had on a 
light coloured silk Jacket and an old felt hat; he had run 
away from Mar3dand. and was taken up and committed 
to said Gaol. He is a watch maker by trade; and as he 
has been in the provincial service, it is supposed he is gone 
towards Albany. Whoever takes up said Servant, and 
secures him in any Jail, or brings him to the Subscriber 
in Woodbridge, shall have Seven Pounds Reward, and all 
reasonable Charges, paid by 

Nathaniel Heard. 

Perth-Amboy, September 10, 1768. 
By Order of Stephen Skinner, Rnne Runyon and Jon- 
athan Frazee, Esqrs. Judges of the inferior Court of Com- 



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mon-pleas for the County of Middlesex, in the Province 
of New-Jersey; Notice is hereby given to the Creditor or 
Creditors respectively of Sohjer Morrel and Richard 
Matchet, insolvent Debtors in the Gaol of the said County 
of Middlesex, to shew Cause, if any they have, before the 
said Judges, at the House of Elijah Dtmhani, Inn holder, 
in the City of Perth-Amboy, in the County of Middlesex 
aforesaid, on Wednesday the 12th of November next, 
why an Assignment of the said Debtors' Estates respect- 
ively, should not be made, and the Debtors discharged, 
pursuant to the Directions of a late Act of the Governor, 
Council and General Assembly of this Province, entitled. 
An Act for the Relief of insolvent Debtors. — The Nezv 
York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1342, September 
19, 1768. 

Philadelphia, September 22. 
On Wednesday next the Anniversary Commencement 
of the New-Jersey College will be held in the Church 
at Princetown. The exercises of the Day will begin at 
Ten o'clock. 

Gloucester, September 17, 1768. 
We, the subscribers, prisoners, confined in the goal of 
the county of Gloucester for debt, give this public notice 
to our several creditors, to meet at the house of William 
Hugg, Innkeeper, in the town of Gloucester, on Saturday, 
the 8th day of October next, at ten of the clock in the 
forenoon, to shew cause, if any they have, why an assign- 
ment of our estates should not be made, and we discharged 
from confinement, pursuant to an act of general assembly 
of the province of New-Jersey, entituled, an act for the 
relief of insolvent debtors. 

Abraham Coxe, David Cochran. 



2 80 new jersey colonial documents. [1768 

Wanted 
A Fuller or Sheerman. Enquire of Hugh Creigh- 
TON, at the Indian King, in Haddonfield, 7 miles from 
Philadelphia. 

Just published, and to be sold by Hall and Sellers, at 
the New Printing-Office, in Market-street, Philadelphia. 

Poor Richard's Almanack for the Year 1769; contain- 
ing besides the usual Astronomical Calculations, Extracts 
from some of the best Authors on the planting and culti- 
vating Vines and the Process of making Wine; wherein 
are shewn, the Soil and Situation that is best adapted for 
Vineyards, and the Manner of clearing and preparing the 
Ground for them; the Distance the Vines should be plant- 
ed from each other; the Cuttings from Vines, which it 
is thought would thrive well in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, 
New-York, and the Province of Massachusetts; also 
those that will suit the Southern Provinces; Directions 
for the Management of the Cuttings, from the Time of 
Planting till they come to a bearing State, and how they 
are to be managed in that State, etc, etc. — Tlic Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 2074, Septcnihcr 22, 1768. 

New- York, September 19. 
We have melancholy accounts from all the country, 
within many miles of this city, of the great drought now 
prevailing; that the grass is so dried up, that some already 
begin to fodder their cattle; and we also hear it has been 
so cold a few days past, as to have a considerable frost at 
Newark. 

Capt. Leech from London, spoke with the following 

vessels, viz And, the 4th of September, in lat. 

34.24, long. 59.20, a schooner from Piscataway, bound 



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281 



for St. Christophers, commanded by Monsieur Bunbury, 
nine days out. 

Whereas George Akers, Tinman, of London, Brother 
to Elizabeth Cross, of George Yard, Shoreditch, left Eng- 
land about 14 or 15 years ago, and in the 3- ear 1761 was at 
Princetown, New-Jersey, and in 1766 was heard from at 
Lancaster, in Pennnsylvania, since which he has not been 
heard of. If he is living, and will apply to Capt. Spain, 
Commander of the snow Sally, in Philadelphia, he will 
hear of something to his advantage. — TJie Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1346, September 22, 1768. 

Bills of Exchange, on Amsterdam, undoubtedly 
good, may be had from One to Five Thousand Guilders 
and upv/ards. Licjuire of William Oake, Esq; at New 
Brunswick, in New'-Jersey. — The Pennsylvania Chron- 
iele, No. 90, September 26-Oetober 3, 1768. 

Pursuant to an order of the Honourable Charles Read, 
and John Berrien, Esqrs. two of the judges of the supreme 
court of judicature, for the province of New-Jersey; No- 
tice is hereby given to the respective creditors of Samuel 
Mun, and Matthias Knight, insolvent debtors, in the goal 
of the county of Morris, that they be and appear on Wed- 
nesday the 9th day of November next, at the Court-House 
in the county of Burlington, at 12 o'clock of the same day, 
to shew cause, (if any they have) why the said debtors 
should not be discharged agreeable to a late act of the 
legislature of the said province, for the relief of insolvent 
debtors. 

JMorris-Tozvn, A^ew- Jersey, September 21, 1768. 

Pursuant to an order of the Honourable Jacob Eord, 
and Samuel Tuttill, Esqrs, tw^o of the judges of the infer- 
ior court of common pleas, for the county of Morris; No- 



2 82 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

tice is hereby given to the creditors of Hannah Vander- 
hoof, an insolvent debtor, in the goal of the said county 
of Morris, that the}'- be and appear on Monday the 24th 
day of October next, at two o'clock of the same day, at 
the Court- House in Morris-Town, in the county of Mor- 
ris, to shew cause (if any they have) why the said Han- 
nah Vanderhoof, should not be discharged, agreeable to a 
late act of the governor, council, and general-assembly of 
the province of New- Jersey, passed at Perth-Amboy, in 
the 8th year of his Majesty's reign, entitled, "An act for 
the relief of insolvent debtors." 

Morris-Town, New-Jersey, September 21, 1768. 

The Public are advertised, 
That the Administrators of the Estate of Samuel 
Woodruff, Esq; deceased, have adjourned the Vendue, 
unto Tuesday the 4th of October, when the Remainder of 
the moveable Estate will be sold, consisting of two large 
Boats, in good Trim, a large Anchor and Cable, a neat 
singing Clock, Currant Wine, a stout Farm Negro Man, 
Houshold Furniture, &c &c. 

The Vendue to begin at i o' Clock of the said Day, when 
the easy Terms of Payment will be made known, by 
Elizabeth Woodruff Administratrix. 
Benjamin Woodruff ) 
Joseph Woodruff, Jun. > Administrators 
And Isaac Woodruff. ) 

— The New York Gazette mid JJ^eekly Mercury, No. 
882, September 26, 1768. 

Nezv-York, September 26. On Wednesday next the 
Anniversary Commencement of the New-Jersey College 
will be held at the Church at Prince tozvn. The Exercises 
of the Day will begin at Ten o'Clock. — TJie Nezc York 



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Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1343, September 26, 
1768. 

Made his escape from Gloucester county goal, on the 
1 8th instant, a certain Henry Biddle, about 45 years of 
age, 5 feet 10 inches high; slim made, of a dark complex- 
ion, strait hair, and has a sour look; had on an old brown 
bearskin jacket, ozenbrigs shirt and trowsers, old shoes, 
tied with strings, and an old felt hat. Whoever takes up 
said Biddle, and brings him to Gloucester goal, shall have 
Forty Shillings reward; or if secured in any other goal, 
so as he may be had again, Twenty Shillings, paid by 
JosiAH Chattin, Goaler. 

We hear from Burlington, that lately departed this Life, 
universally beloved, the Widow Elizabeth Polegreen, 
aged Seventy-two Years. - - - She died in the same 
House in which she was born. And, a few Miles out of 
the said City, on the 25th Instant, John Butcher, a rep- 
utable Farmer, died at the Age of Fourscore, being born 
about the very Time of the blessed Revglution in England. 

On the 27th of October next will be exposed to sale, by 
public vendue, on the premises 1 1 lots of cedar swamp and 
pine land, formerly belonging to Jonathan Wright and 
known by the name of Wright's Szvainp, situate in the 
county of Gloucester, about 14 miles from Haddonfield, 
12 from Timber-creek Landing, and 20 miles from Phil- 
adelphia. The lots contain from 14 to 45 acres, the great- 
est part of which is exceeding fine timber, fit to work into 
shingles, boards, &c. and its situation exceeds swamps in 
general, being naturally very wet, which is a great safe- 
guard from fire: and as each lot will have the advantage 
of two fronts, and the fast land comes near the swamp on 
both sides, renders it more convenient to get the timber. 



284 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

The lots are all numbered and marked. Any person in- 
clining to view them, by applying to Henry Thorn, Inn- 
keeper at Longcoming, may have the opportunity of see- 
ing them. Those who incline to become purchasers, are 
desired to meet at the house of the aforsaid Thorn on the 
day of sale, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, in order to pro- 
ceed to the swamp. The conditions of the vendue, and 
the plan of the lots, will be shewn on the day of sale, and 
attendance gi\'en by 

William Hulings, and Thomas Pryor, junior. 
N. B. The quantity of szvamp in eacli lot will he ascer- 
tained before the sale. 

Three Pounds Reward. 

Run away from his bail, living in Salem, a certain 
Joseph Hanes, born in England, is about 25 years of age, 
5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, of a brown complexion, with 
black hair, tied; had on, when he went away, a snuff- 
coloured cotton velvet vest, without sleeves or pocket-flaps, 
check trowsers, high quartered calf-skin pumps, silver 
buckles, and thread stockings. It is supposed he has plenty 
of money; he sings a good song, and is much given to 
liquor. As he can write, it is probable he may forge a 
pass. Whoever secures said Hanes, in any of his Majes- 
ty's goals, so that his bail may have him again, shall have 
the above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by me 

Edward Test 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. 

Cmnberlaiid County, West New-Jersey, 

September 19, 1768. 
Notice is hereby given, that on the first Tuesday in 
November, the subscriber's Stage-\\^\ggon will set out 



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from his house, near the Cross Roads, in Stow-creek town- 
ship (about 5 miles from Greenwich, and near the same 
distance from Bridgetown) to Wilham Cooper's ferry, 
and return the Thursday fohowing, and so continue week- 
ly; the price for passengers three half pence a mile each^ 
and four shillings and sixpence per hundred weight for 
goods, carried the whole distance. Those who please to 
employ him, may depend on good usage, and the utmost 
care taken, by their humble servant 

William Shutt 
— TJic Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2075, September 
29, 1768. 

Was stolen out of the pasture of Samuel Jaques, sen. 
in Woodbridge, on Wednesday morning, before day, a 
lightish brown horse, about 14 hands and a half high, low 
in flesh, flat sided, with a white star and snip, has been 
stifled, has a white garter above the gambril, occasioned 
by wearing a strap, and is still lame on his first being used. 
Also a saddle, almost new, a bridle, black leather reins, 
and curb bits; likewise a great coat, of lightish bearskin, 
with basket buttons, button-holes and coat all bound with 
ferreting; also a pair of boots, with a spur piece from the 
heel almost to the top — Stolen by a person who calls him- 
self Richard Howard, says he was born in Philadelphia, 
has been some time on board a man of war, and pretends 
to be a weaver : Had on when he stole the above articles, 
a castor hat, blue turn'd homespun coat, black and blue 
homespun vest, slash sleeves, lined with flannel, made 
sailor fashion, with horn buttons, a striped holland lap- 
elled vest, long striped trowsers, and woollen stockings, 
common shoes, with brass buckles. He is about 5 feet 8 
inches high, has black curled hair, round shouldered, long 
chin, light beard, raw boned, and thick spoken. Whoever 



2 86 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

takes up said thief, and confines him in any of his Maj- 
esty's goals, so that he may be brought to justice, and the 
horse, &c. returned, shall have Ten Pounds reward for 
their service and expence; for the horse without the thief 
Three Pounds; for the thief without the horse, &c. Five 
Pounds, money at Eight Shillings the oz. to be paid by 
Woodbridge, October 5. Samuel Jaques. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 91, October 3-10, 
1768. 

TAKEN-up a few Days ago, and committed to the Goal 
of the Borough of Elizabeth, in New-Jersey, by order of 
John Stites, Esq; Mayor, a Negro Man about 24 Years 
old, very thick Lips, talks both Dutch and English, says 
he is a free Man, and that he lived some Time at Bloom- 
ingdale, near New-York : When taken up he had on a 
blue Cloth Coat, old Shoes, without Stockings. The Own- 
er may have him ag"ain, paying Charges, and proving his 
Property, by applying to the said John Stites, Esq ; or the 
Coaler, Benjamin Miller. — The New York Ga:seffe and 
Weekly Mercury, No. 883 October 3, 1768. 

Princeton, September 28. This Day being the Anni- 
versary Commencement of the College of New-Jersey, 
after the usual Procession, the Exercises of the Day were 
opened by the President, the Revd. Dr. Witherspoon, with 
a learned and elegant Latin Oration, on the Connection 
and mutual Influence of Learning and Piety. 

After which Mr. Edwards, pronounced a spiritual Sal- 
utatory Oration in Latin, on Civil Liberty. 

The following Theses were then defended to general 
Acceptation. 

Qiiicnnque vere pii sunt, prae omnibus aliis idoireo in 
honore habere debemus. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 28/ 

It is the Interest of any Nation, to have the Trade of 
it's nezv Countries, as free from Embarrassments as pos- 
sible. 

The Exercises of the Morning were conckided by Mr. 
Blackwell, with a judicious Harangue on Genius. 

In the Afternoon the following Theses were defended : 

Nequitia ipsa non obstante, eos, qui nobis in republica 
proepositi sunt, vel qui aliquod evvile Munns exequntur, 
venerari debemus. 

It is lawful for every Man, and in many Cases, his in- 
dispensable Duty, to hazard his Life in defence of his Civil 
Liberty. 

Next to these Mr. Davies, a Candidate for the Master's 
Degree, pronounced an animated Latin Oration on Lib- 
erty. 

To this succeeded a very Emphatical Exhibition on 
true Greatness, by INlr. Rush. 

The Revd. John Blair, Professor of Divinity, then de- 
livered a judicious Discourse on the Importance of that 
Office in an Institution of Learninsf. 

The Degree of BacJielor of Arts, was then conferred on 
the following young Gentlemen : Robert Blackwell, Elias 
Van Bunschooten, Ephraim Brevard, John Culbertson, 
Pierpoint Edwards, William C. Houston, Adlai Osborne, 
Thomas Rees, Michael Sebring, Thomas Smith, Isaac 
Story.i 

1 Robert Blackwell, son of Jacob Francis Blackwell, of Long- Island, 
New York, was born May 6. 1748. After his graduation he studied for 
the ministry, and on June 11. 1772. he was ordained a Deacon in the 
chapel of Fulham Palace, near London, by Bishop Richard Terrick, 
and subsequently to the order of the priesthood. Returning- to Amer- 
ica, he was stationed in the southern part of New Jersey as a mission- 
ary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
ofliciating at Gloucester and Waterford, and at Greenwich. In the 
war of the Revolution he served as Chaplain to the First Pennsylvania 
Brigade, and Surgeon to one of the regiments in the jear 1778. In 1781 
he was called to be one of the assistant ministers of Christ church and 
St. Peter's, Philadelphia, where he served until 1811. He died Feb. 12 
lb31 

Elias Van Bunschooten was bom Oct. 26, 1738, at New Hackensack, 
Dutchess county, N. Y.. son of Teunis Van Bunschoten. After gradu- 
ating from Princeton College in 1768 he studied for the ministry with 
the Rev. Dr. Myer, was licensed in 1773. and in the same year was 



2 88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

The Degree of Master of Arts, was conferred on the 
fohowing- Gentlemen : Jacob Van Arsdalen, John Bacon, 
Joel Benedict, William Davies, Jonathan Edwards, Rob- 
ert Halstead, Robert Ogden, Ebenezer Pemberton, Jacob 
Rush. Stephen Voorhees, Alexander Aliller, James Tnttle; 
Alexander Sears Hill, A. M. of Harvard-College, was ad- 
mitted ad hind cm. 

Hugh Sim, of Scotland, was admitted to the honorary 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

The Exercises of the Day were concluded with an ele- 
gant Valedictory Oration on Patriotism, delivered by Air.- 
Story. 

settled over the Reformed Dutch church at Schaghticoke. on the Hud- 
son, where he labored until 1785, when he reslgnd. On the 29th of 
August of the same year he was installed over three churches — Mini- 
sink. Magaghamack (near the persent Port Jervisj, and Walpack, cov- 
ering fifty miles of territory — in Orange county. New York. In 1792 he 
gathered an additional church at the Clove, now Port Jervis. where 
he resided until 1812, when, on account of the infirmities of age. he 
withdrew fiom active duties. He died Jan. 10. 1815. He was in person 
alDout six feet in height, erect and stately in his carriage, and was a 
man of great sternness of character. His manner in the pulpit was 
earnest and impressive, and his sermons highly evangelical. He 
preached both in Dutch and English. In his intercourse with his neigh- 
bors he seems to have displayed a parsimony that was harsh and 
miserly, dealing justice rather than mercy. That his object in accu- 
mulating money was not selfish was shown when he attended the 
General Synod in 1S14, and emptied pocket after pocket on the Mod- 
erator's desk, until he had turned over $800 in cash, and $13. 810 in 
securities, which he gave to Rutgers College, in trust, the income to 
be used to aid young men to prepare for the ministry. By his will he 
increased the fund to $17,000. It was allowed to accumulate to $20,000, 
at which it still stands. The interest has assisted nearly two hundred 
young men in their studies. 

Ephraim Brevard was of Huguenot extraction. After graduating, 
he returned to his home in North Carolina and studied medicine, and 
entered upon practice. He is said to have been a leading spirit in the 
Mecklenburg Convention, and is credited with having drafted the Reso- 
lutions which have become so noted. When the British forces invaded 
the Southern States. Dr. Brevard entered the army as Surgeon, and 
was taken prisoner at the surrender of Charleston. May 12. 17S0. The 
sulTfc rings of those captured at tjiat time weie extreme, and Brevard 
contracted a wasting fever which soon brought him to his end. 

Pierpont Edwards, a son of President Jonathan Edwards, was born 
in Northampton, Mass., April 8. 1750. After graduating at Princeton, 
in 1708. he studied law, and begarr the practice at New Haven in 1771. 
and was for many years distinguished at the Connecticut Bar. He 
served rn the Revolutionary army, was a member of the Legislature 
of that State for a number of years, served in the Continental Congress, 
1787-8, and in the Federal Convention of 1788. He was Judge of the 
United States District Court for several years, and until his death, 
April 14. 1826. 

William Churchill Houston was born about 174G in Sumter county. 
South Carolina, son of a prominent and wealthy planter, who was a 
member of the Society of Fr-iends. His father, in deference to the views 
of the Societ.v, refused to give his son a liberal education, but at last 
consented to furnish him a horse, equipments, clothes and fifty pounds 
in money, to do with as he pleased. The young man gladly accepted 
the compromise and made his way to Princeton, where he entered the 



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A Stage Waggon, 
Between Poulas's Hook Ferry and Hackinsack, zvill 
begin on Friday the 14th Instant October, to set out, 
at about Seven in the Morning. 
From the House of the Widow Watson, at New-Bar- 
badoes, (where the best Entertainment may be had) and 
will proceed to Poulas's-Hook, from whence the Waggon 
will set out on its Return, at two o' Clock in the After- 
noon; which Stages will be regularly performed every 
Monday and Friday, and the best Usage given to Passen- 
gers, each paying two Shillings from one Place to the 
other. 

College of New Jersy in the freshman year. In order to defray his 
expenses he also took charge of the grammar school connected with 
the college, and taught it while keeping up with his classes in college. 
He graduated in 1768 with disFmguished honor, receiving from the 
authorities a silver medal. On graduating, he was continued as tutor* 
until 1771, when he was appointed the first professor of mathematics 
and natural philosophy, the duties of which chair he discharged for 
twelve years with fidelity and signal ability. From his orders on the 
treasurer of the College, in 1770, and a receipt to that officer in 1773, 
both in the Dreer Collection, in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 
it would appear that his yearly salary was something like £40 Jersey 
money, or about $100. Young as he was, the Continental Congress 
selected him to serve as Deputy Secretary of that body, and he offici- 
ated as such during a part of 1775 and 1776. Two documents in his 
handwriting, and signed by him as Deputy Secretary, one of 22 Decem- 
ber, 1775, and another of 1 May (1776 ?), are in the Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania. He was treasurer of the College, 1779-1783, and acted 
as librarian also for a time. 'When the institution was suspended, in 
1776, he was appointed by the Provincial Congress, Feb. 28, 1776, Cap- 
tain in the 2d Regiment of foot militia in the county of Somerset, serv- 
ing in that capacity until Aug. 17. 1777, when he wrote the Provincial 
Cor.-gress "that, from his connexion with the college in the absence of 
Dr. Witherspoon, & other circumstances, he cannot pay the due atten- 
tion to his company, & begging leave to resign his commission." His 
resignation was accordingly accepted. He was elected to the second 
Assembly, from Somerset county, taking his seat Oct. 28. 1777, and 
was re-elected a year later, but vacated his office June 11, 1779, on his 
election (May 25) as a delegate to the Continental Congress. As just 
stated, the New Jersey Legislature in joint meeting on May 25, 1779. 
elected Mr. Houston to be one of the delegates of New Jersey to the 
Continental Congress. He was re-elected to that body Nov. 17, 1779. 
Nov. 23, 1780, Nov. 2, 1781, and after an interval of three years was 
again elected to Congress on Oct. 29. 1784. In the deliberations and 
measures of that body he took an active and prominent part. Several 
of his letters, while in Congress, to Governor Livingston, show that he 
possessed a clear and intelligent perception of the critical situation of 
the counti'y, and of the measures best calculated to improve its con- 
dition. In the meantime he studied law with Richard Stockton, of 
Princeton, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar at the April term, 
1781. Determined to address himself exclusively to the practice of his 
chosen profession, he resigned his professorship, and also his office 

*Writing from Nassau Hall, September 30, 1769, James Madison men- 
tions that the trustees "have chosen for tutors for the ensuing year, 
for the junior class, Mr. Houston from North Carolina, in the room of 
Mr Peream." .... — Letters and Other Writings of James Madison, 
New York, 1884. I., 3. 

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290 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

N. B. The Waggon will regularly stop about eight in 
the Morning and three in the Afternoon, at the Tavern of 
Mr. William Earl, in Bergen Woods, where any Person 
coming over Wehawk Ferr)^, may readily get a Passage 
to New-York or Hackinsack, in the said Waggon, kept 
by John Bardan. 

New-Jersey i Pursuant to an order of the hon. 

Monmouth-County - Charles Reade, and John Berrien, 

Sept. 26, 1768. ' esqrs. two of the judges of the 

supreme court of judicature of the province of New-Jer- 

as treasurer of tlie Colleg-e, in 1783, and removed to Trenton, where he 
soon acquired a considerable practice, notwithstanding- his rigid deter- 
mination that he would never undertake a cause which he did not 
believe to be just. He received the appointment of Clerk of the 
Supreme Court, Sept. 28, 1781. He resigned this office March 17. 1786. 
but was re-elected the same day. and continued in that position until 
his death. He was Receiver of Continental Taxes. 1782-1785. It has 
been stated that he held the office of Surrogate of Hunterdon county, 
but no evidence has been found in support of that assertion. He was 
one of the five commissioners appointed by Congress to adjust the dis- 
pute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut, in relation to the Wyoming 
lands. They met at Trenton, November 12-December 30, 1782. and their 
award, though acceptable to neither side, did avoid a veiT threatening 
situation. The New Jersey Legislature appointed Mr. Houston, on 
March 21, 1786, to represent New Jersey at the Annapolic Convention, 
giving the delegates larger powers than those vested in the representa- 
tives from other states, thus paving the way for the Federal Conven- 
tion a year and a half later. On Nov. 23. 1786, the Legislature ap- 
pointed Mr. Houston, together with David Brearly, William Paterson 
and John Neilson, to represent New Jersey in the Federal Convention, 
which met at Philadelphia in 1787, and framed the National Constitu- 
tion. William Livingston and Abraham Clark were added to the dele- 
tion, May 18, 1787, and Jonathan Dayton on June 5, 1787. Mr. Houston 
had been detained at home by illness, but was present to help form 
the quorum which was obtained on May 25, 1787. On June 6 he was 
absent. (Madison to Jefferson, June 6. 1787.) On July 17, 1787. when 
the Convention had under consideration the clause relating to the 
Presidency, Mr. Houston moved to strike out the paragi-aph making 
the President of the United States ineligible for a second term, and 
his motion was carried. (Mr. Bancroft, however, says this motion was 
rhade by Mr. William Houston, of Georgia. The published reports of 
the Convention merely mention "Mr. Houston" as taking part in the 
proceedings that day; but in the indices to Gilpin's ed. of Madison's 
Papers. II., 1124; Elliot's Debates. V.. 325. and to the Documentary 
History of the Constitution, published by Congress in 1900. the motion 
in question is attributed to William Churchill Houston.') His name 
does not appear among those who signed the Constitution, probably 
because of his absence on account of declining health, which had ren- 
dered him unable to remain in the Convention after July 23. He signed 
the report made to the Legislature by the New Jersey delegates to the 
Convention. In order, if possible, to regain his former strength, he 
resolved to go South, but was stricken down suddenly at Frankford, 
near Philadelphia, and died there on August 12. 1788.* The Pennsyl- 
vania t'acket, and Daily Advertiser, No. 2973, August 13. 17SS, contains 
this brief announcement of his death and of the funeral services: 



♦David Evans, cabinet maker, of Philadelphia, enters in his day- 
book, August 12, 1788: "Made a coffin for William Churchill Houston 
Esq. of Trenton, who died at Geiss's tavern, on Frankford road." — 
fo(H. Mag. of Hist, and Biog.. XXVII.. 50. 



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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 29 I 



sey : Notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of 
Wihiam Van Kirk, and John Van Kirk, insolvent debt- 
ors in the gaol of the said county; that they be and appear 
on Wednesday the ninth day of November next, at the 
Court-house in the county of Burlington, at twelve o'clock 
of the same day, to shew cause, (if any they have) why 
the estates of the said debtors, should not be assigned for 

"Yesterday morning died on his way to this city, the Hon. William 
Churchill Houston, Esq. late of Trenton, formerly one of the Repre- 
sentatives in Congress from the State of New-Jersey. — The citizens 
are respectfully requested to attend his funeral from the house of Mr. 
Sergeant, in Arch-street, This Morning, at Eight o'clock." The Penn- 
sylvania Gazette and the Pennsylvania Journal make no mention of 
Mr. Churchill's decease. He was buried in the yard of the Second 
Presbyterian church, which then stood at the northwest corner of Arch 
and Third streets, Philadelphia. Mr. Churchill married Jane, daughter 
of the Rev. Caleb Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of 
Orange, New Jersey. His wife's mother was Martha (m. Sept. 7, 1748, 
d. Aug. 10, 1757), youngest daughter of the Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, 
the first Pi'esident of Princeton College. Mrs. Houston died in 1796, 
aged forty-one, and is buried in Lawrenceville cemetery. 
Children: 

1. William Churchill, a successful merchant in Philadelphia, who 

married Susan Somers, of Philadelphia. 

2. Louisa Ann, married Dr. John Vancleve, of Princeton. 

3. Elizabeth, married Horace G. Phillips, who removed to Day- 

ton, Ohio, about 1804. 

4. George S., married Mary Forman. 

The foregoing account of William Churchill Houston has been com- 
piled from a biogi^aphical notice by William C. Alexander, published 
in the New York Observer, of March 18, 1S5S. and reproduced in great 
part in Hall's Hist. Presbyterian Church in Trenton, p. 308; Cooley's 
Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, N. J., pp. 124-128; 
Correspondence of the Executive of N. J. during the Revolution; Min- 
utes Provincial Congress of N. J.. 395. 541; Minutes of the Legislature, 
and of the Joint Meeting, passim; Princeton University General Cat- 
alogue. Other sources are noticed in the text. Since the foregoing was 
written there has appeared the fullest sketch of Mr. Houston yet pub- 
lished — by Thomas Allen Glenn, Norristown, Pa., 1903, 8vo, pp. 96. 

Adlai Osborne was a son of Alexander Osborne, a Colonel in the 
Colonial army. After graduating, Mr. Osborne returned to his home 
in North Carolina, and was soon appointed Clerk of Rowan county, 
under royal rule, and held the same ofHce after the war until 1809. 
During the Revolution he served as a Colonel in the American army. 
He was one of the original Trustees of the University of North Caro- 
lina. He died in 1815. 

Thomas Reese was born in Pennsylvania In 1742. Removing to 
North Carolina with his parents when quite young, he was prepared 
for college by Rev. Joseph Alexander. Returning to South Carolina 
after his graduation, he studied theology', and was licensed by Orange 
Presbytery in 1773, and was ordained and installed over Salem church 
in the same year. In 1792 he accepted a call to two churches in Pen- 
dleton district. He received the Degree of Doctor of Divinity from 
Princeton in 1794. Dr. Reese was an accomplished scholar, his ap- 
pearance in the pulpit was graceful and dignified, his style flowing 
and elegant. For five or six years of his later life, besides performing 
the regular duties of a pastor, preaching on the Sabbath, and lecturing 
to the colored part of his congregation, he sujberintended a small farm, 
and attended to a large classical school. He died in 1796. 

Thomas Smith was licensed by the Presbytei-y of New Castle. Del., 
about 1772, and ordained and settled as pastor of Middleton and Pecan- 
der churches, in Delaware, in 1774. He died Jan. 25, 1792. 

Isaac Story became a Congregational minister, and settled at Mar- 
blehead, Massachusetts, in 1771. After preaching thirty years, he left 
the ministry- and engaged in secular pursuits. He died in 1816. 



292 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

the benefit of their creditors, and their persons discharged, 
agreeable to a late act of the legislature of the said prov- 
ince, for the relief of insolvent debtors. — The Nczv York 
Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1344, October 6, 1768. 

Custom- House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Schooner 
Polly, A. Mansfield, Salem. 

Trenton, September 29, 1768. 

The Members of the New-Jersey Medical Society, 
are desired to remember, that their next stated General 
Meeting will be on the First Tuesday in November next, 
at the House of Mr. Duff, in New-Brunswick; and as 
some important Matters, respecting the farther Establish- 
ment, &c. of said Society, will then be taken into Consid- 
eration, it is expected that every Member will punctually 
attend, if nothing very extraordinary should interfere. 

For the above Reason, those Gentlemen of the Profes- 
sion, who have not hitherto joined the Society, are invited 
to attend at the Time and Place above mentioned. 

Isaac Smith, Secretary. 

Ten Pounds Reward, 

Run away, in the night of the 30th of September, from 
the subscriber, living at Mount-holly, in New-Jersey, an 
Irish servant man, named John O'Bryan, but denies that 
the O belongs to his name, aged about 35 years, about 5 
feet 6 inches high, marked with the small-pox, speaks 
pretty good English, -with a little of the brogue, is a shoe- 
maker by trade, and can work plantation work, has short 
dark curled hair : Had on, when he went away, a felt hat, 
light coloured cloth jacket, lined with flannel, new ozen- 
brigs shirt and trowsers, pretty good shoes, with large 
brass buckles, but may be likely to change his clothes, as 
he stole from his master a bearskin riding coat, with side 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 2^3 

pockets, a bluish cloth jacket, faded to a light colour, with 
metal buttons, a pair of old superfine cloth breeches, of a 
blue colour, mixed with red, a white ruffled shirt, an old 
leather jacket, with a piece put in the back, lined with 
woollen, a pair of lattice made silver buckles, light blue 
g'rey stockings, a large silk handkerchief, ticken trowsers, 
and old striped shirt; he had with him two new pairs of 
ozenbrigs trowsers, and two new ozenbrigs shirts; and 
stole his master's sorrel horse, above 14 hands high, with 
a white face, and white hind legs, paces, trots and gallops 
well; an old saddle and bridle, and a bag, in which he car- 
ried the things, but may have stolen many more things, 
not yet discovered. Whoever secures the above servant 
and horse, &c. so that his master may have them again, 
shall have the above reward, or Four Pounds for the 
horse, &c. and Six Pounds for the man. The same fellow 
and horse is advertised in single advertisements, at Six 
Pounds; but in this I have advanced the reward to Ten 
Pounds, if not taken before it comes out. 

John Monrow. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2076, October 6, 
1768. 

Capt. Wasdale, from Leghorn, the 9th ult. in lat. 21, 40, 
long. 60, spoke the brig Greyhound, Capt. Alexander, 
from this port for St. Eustatia, out 18 days; and on the 
29, 50 leagues S. E. of our Capes, with Capt. Davidson, 
in a sloop from this port for Jamaica, out two days. 

Run away on the 28th day of September 1768, from 
the subscriber, living in Greenwich township in Glouces- 
ter county, an Irish servant lad named Thomas Morehead, 
but sometimes passes by the name of Dowel; with black 
hair, about nineteen years of age : Had on when he went 
away, an old shirt and trowsers, oznabrigs frock, and a 



2 94 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

felt hat; he has been four years in the country, and it is 
expected he will change his name. Whoever takes up and 
secures said lad in any goal, so that his master may have 
him again, shall receive Forty Shillings reward, and all 
reasonable charges paid, by 

Archibald Maffett. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1348, 
October 6, 1768. 

Twenty Dollars Reward. 

BROKE-out of the Goal of the County of Morris, and 
Province of New-Jersey, a few Days ago, two Criminals, 
one of which named, John Smith, 45 Years old, about 5 
Feet 10 Inches high, long-visaged, and his Hair somewhat 
grey; the other named John Harbor, a likely young Fel- 
low, about 5 Feet 3 Inches high, and has the Letter D 
marked on one of his Hands with Gun-powder, and both 
of them born in Ireland : They were both bare of Cloathes, 
but may be well cloathed, as a House not far from the 
Goal was robbed the Night they escaped, of the following 
Cloaths, (one of the two having been committed for rob- 
bing the same before) A mixed blue and white lappelled 
Coat and Jacket with blue Buttons & Binding, a faded 
snuff coloured lappelled Coat with yellow Binding, a Pair 
of Leather Breeches almost new, a Pair of new knit 
Breeches, and two Pair of Pumps and Stockings. Who- 
ever takes up and secures the said Fellows, so that they 
may be brought to Justice, shall have the above Reward, 
or 10 Dollars for each, paid by 

Daniel Cooper, Jun. Sheriff. 

Morris-County, Octo. 7, 1768. 

Woodbridgc, (N. Jersey) October 5, 1768. 
Stolen from the Subscriber, on Tuesday Night the 



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4th Instant, by a Person who calls himself Richard Hozu- 
ard; a lightish Brown Horse, about 14 Hands and a Half 
high, with a Star and small Snip : The Horse has been 
stifled in his right Leg, and has a Ring round his near 
Leg, occasioned by wearing a Cord: Also a Saddle, al- 
most new, and a Curb Bridle of black Leather. He also 
took away with him, a lightish colour'd Great Coat, of 
Coating, with Basket Buttons, and bound round the But- 
ton-holes ; the Cape lined with green : A new double • 
breasted Jacket, black and blue Broad Cloth, with slash 
Sleeves, lined with Flannel, and Horn Buttons; also a 
Pair of Boots, with a Spur-piece up behind. He had on a 
Castor Hat, blue Homespun Coat, that has been turn'd. 
a strip'd Cotton Lappell'd Jacket, two check'd Shirts, long 
stripped Cotton Trowsers, about 5 Feet 7 Liches high, 
black curl'd Hair, round Shoulder'd, thin Beard, high 
boned, long Chin, thick spoken : Whoever takes up said 
Thief and Horse, &c. and secures him in any Jail, so that 
I can get them again, shall have Ten Pounds Reward for 
their Trouble and Cost, and Five Pounds for the Thief 
alone, also Three Pounds for the Horse, &c. current 
Money of New-Jersey, paid by 

Samuel Jaques. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1345, October 10, 1768. 

Ten Dollars Reward. 

Lost on Sunday the loth ult, on the road betwixt Phil- 
adelphia and Bristol, a Trla.ngular Seal, set in gold, 
and ingraved on each side. Whoever has found it, and 
will deliver it to the Printer, bring it to Lieutenant Mac- 
lellan,^ in Philadelphia Barracks, or to Lieutenant Gordon,^ 



1 Probably Lieut. Alexander McLellan. of the 34th Regiment. 

2 Probably Lieut. Andrew Gordon, of the 26th Regiment, or Lieut. 
Francis Gordon, of the 60th Regiment. 



296 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

at the Barracks, in Perth- Amboy, shall receive the above 
Reward. — The Peiuisyhania Chronicle, No. g2, October 
12-17, 1768. 

New-Jersey ) Pursuant to an order of the hon. 

Monmouth-county, •- John Anderson, and John Taylor, 

Oct. 3, 1768 ) esqrs. two of the judges of the 
court of common pleas of the province of New-Jersey: 
Notice is hereby given to the respective creditors of Oba- 
diah Worthley, an insolvent debtor in the gaol of said 
county; that they be and appear on Monday the 14th day 
of November next, at the Court-house in the said county, 
at Freehold, at twelve o'clock of the same day, to shew 
cause, (if any they have) why the estate of the said debtor, 
should not be assigned for the benefit of his creditors, and 
his person discharged, agreeable to a late act of the legis- 
lature of the said province, for the relief of insolvent 
debtors. 

To be sold the noted plantation known by the name of 
Chesequakes, lying in the south ward of Perth-Am- 
boy, in the province of East New-Jersey. 

Now in the tenure of the subscriber, 
fronting the bay which is between the 
south-side of Staten-island and Sandy- 
hook, and joins the creek of Chese- 
quakes, on the north-side thereof con- 
venient to lands : On the premises, is 
Farm, j salt meadow sufficient to mow a large 
quantity of salt hay, and the land as 
good as any in that neighbourhood; a large quantity of 
timber thereon. It may convenientl)'- be divided into three 
or four farms, with a sufficient quantity of salt meadow 
to each ; there is on it two convenient dwelling houses : 
The whole well watered and timbered, convenient for oys- 



VlEW OF 

Houses 

AND 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 297 

tering, fishing, and fowling as any along that coast. It 
will be sold the whole or in part; a good title will be 
given by the subscriber, where further intelligence may be 
had. Nicholas Everson 

— Tlie Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1345, October 13, 1768. 

The Anatomist. Number VI 
In my last, I had given some account of the attack made 
on the Church by Mr. Smith, the impartial Presbyterian 
Historian of New-York; and endeavoured to shew, that 
nothing but the most determined resolution to traduce the 
Church, and the Society for the propagation of the gospel, 
could have induced the gentleman to assert, that the late 
Dr. Barclay was obliged to break up his Mohazvk mission, 
because no suitable provision had been made for an inter- 
preter by the Society 

In the note under the forty-second page, he gives an 
account of the "extreme mortification, inextinguishable 
zeal, and great success of Mr. David Brainerd, a late mis- 
sionary from the Scotch Society among some Indians in 
Nczv-Jersey, not one of them, he tells us, has been con- 
cerned in those barbarous irruptions which have lately 
deluged the south-western provinces Avith the blood of 
several. hundred innocents of every age and sex." .... 
"As to Mr. Brainerd' s mortification and zeal, every 
good man must approve and commend these virtues 
wherever they are found, and I hope he is now reaping the 
glorious rewards of them. As to his success, tho' Paul 
plant, and A polios zvater, it is God alone that gives the 
increase. I heartily wish I could say that I had heard 
those Indians continue the same regular society of Chris- 
tians since his death. His brother and successor in that 



298 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

mission, I am told, has left them, and taken the charge 
*of an English congregation at Newark 

As to Mr. Smith's remark on that happy effect of Mr. 
Brainerd's mission, viz. "That not one of those Indians 
have been concerned in those barbarous irruptions, &c I 
am persuaded some prejudice must have prevented his 
making the same observations with regard to the Mo- 
hazvks, as it is most notorious that they have not only been 
inoffensive, but are the only tribe of the Confederates that 
have openly joined us, and attended our armies in the 
present war." 

"The Episcopal missionaries" (says he, page 42) "for 
"enlarging the sphere of their secular business, not many 
"years ago, attempted, by a petition to the late Governor 
"Clinton, to engross the privilege of solemnizing all mar- 
"riages. A great clamour ensued, and the attempt was 
"abortive." .... 

Dr. Barclay shows this whole paragraph to be an abso- 
lute falsehood 

The prayer of the clergy therefore was, that an addition 
might be made to the future direction of licenses thus, viz. 
"To any Protestant minister of the gospel (Mr. Smith 
says, not very accurately - - - "To all Protestant minis- 
ters of the gospel") - - - The Governor complied with 
this request, and far from raising any clamour, the meas- 
ure was greatly approved by :{: the clergy of all other de- 
nominations, who reaped proportionately far more benefit 
from it than the Episcopal clergy 

*This was tJie case at the time of Dr. Barclays zvriting. 
But Mr. Brainerd, the brother^ since had, and noiv has, I 
believe some Jersey Indians under his pastoral care, and 
his labors among them are zuell reported of. 

■ iThe Rev. John Brainerd. See N. J. Archives, IX.. 355; and "The 
Indians of New Jersey," etc., by William Nelson. Paterson, N. J., 1S94, 
pp. 118, 143-6. The Pi-esbyterian church at Newark is referred to. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 299 

X The like alteration zuas made by Governor Franklin, 
some years ago, in the direction of his licenses, on an ap- 
plication of the Episcopal clergy of Nezv-Jersey, and the 
Presbyterians were zvell pleased zvitJi it. 

Philadelphia, October 13. Captain Simmonds, from 
Quebec, last from Cape Breton .... on the 8th, 
about 25 Leagues from our Capes — spoke a Schooner, 
Captain Stillwell, bound to St. Christophers, from this 
Harbour. 

'^^ The Fall Fair for Princeton, in New Jersey, 
will be held there, on Wednesday and Thursday, the Nine- 
teenth and Twentieth of this instant October. 

BurUngton, Tenth Month 8, 1768. 
Whereas by virtue of an act of Assembly of New- Jer- 
sey, in such case made and provided, a writ of attachment 
issued out of the Court of Common Pleas for the county 
of Burlington, against the lands, goods, and effects, of a 
certain Jonathan Smith, late of said county, yeoman : and 
we, the subscribers, were appointed by the said Court au- 
ditors, to adjust the demands of his creditors : Notice is 
hereby given, that a judgment was obtained against the 
said Jonathan Smith by default, and that, by virtue of an 
order and rule of Court for that purpose made, we shall 
on the first day of the Eleventh Month, (November) next, 
at the house of John Shaw, in the city of Burlington, ex- 
pose to sale at public vendue, a certain dwelling-house and 
lot of land, situate in said city on the south-side of Pearl- 
street, a little above York-street, now in the tenure of 
John Noarth; being the estate of the said Jonathan Smith, 
and to enable us to satisfy the demands of his creditors, 
whose accounts we have adjusted. John Hoskins, Will- 
iam Hewlings, Daniel Smith, junior. 



300 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Burlington, October, 1768. 
Whereas the subscribers, assignees in trust for the use 
of the creditors of Lambert Barnes, late of the city of Bur- 
lington, inn-holder, have heretofore, at two several times 
advertised all those who are in any wise indebted to the 
said Barnes, that they should pay off their respective bal- 
lances; but little regard having been had thereto, they are 
once more requested to pay the same to the subscribers, 
on or before Saturday, the 226. of October instant, or they 
will be proceeded against according to law, without re- 
spect to persons. At which day the assignees will meet at 
the house of David Clayton, inn-keeper, in Burlington, 
when the creditors of said Barnes are desired to exhibit 
their accounts, properly proved, or they will be precluded 
from the dividend of said Barnes's estate, which will be 
made soon after. 

John Lawrence, Thomas Rodman, Joseph Imlay. 

Woodbridge, October 8, 1768. 

Notice is hereby given to Charles Beatty, of Frederic 
Town and County, Maryland, that Dennis Combes, of 
■Woodbridge, hath taken up and committed, Francis 
Blackburn, to Jail, in Perth-Amboy, East New-Jersey, 
who on examination owned that he, the said Francis 
Blackburn, was an indented servant to Charles Beatty; 
and unless said Beatty come and take his said servant, and 
pay the Charges, within five weeks from this date, he will 
be sold for the same. 

Dennis Combes. 

To be Sold, and may be entered upon tJie first day of SLvtJi 
Month (June) next, 
A Large Lot of Land, situate between Sixth and Sev- 
enth Streets, in the city of Philadelphia, near the State- 



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house, having two fronts of 237 feet each, one on Chest- 
nut-street, and the other on a street running east and west 
thro' the square. The breadth of the lot, north and south, 
is 151 feet. There is on it a very convenient brick dwell- 
ing-house, kitchen, stables, coach-house, and other im- 
provements, now in the tenure of Dr. Thomas Graham. 
As the whole together is an airy pleasant situation for a 
family, the owner would choose to sell it in that manner, 
but if not sold so, before the above date, he proposes to 
divide it into a number of lots, either for sale, or to be 
leased on groundrent. For further information apply to 

John Smith, in Burlington. 

To Be Sold, 

On Wednesday, the 23d day of November next, at pub- 
lic vendue, on the premises, or at any time before at private 
sale, 

A House and lot of land, in Princetown; the house 
is one story, almost new, and has four rooms, with a 
kitchen, and a cellar under part of it; the lot consists of 
about half an acre, and has a well sunk in it; the situation 
is very convenient for a tradesman; and an indisputable 
title can be given. 

William Tennent.^ 

— The Pennsylvania Ga.cctte, No. 2077, October 13, 
1768. 

Run away the 2d inst. from the ship Newry Assist- 
ance, William Chevers, Master : A servant man, named 
Thomas Adley, a brazier or brass founder by trade but 
has worked a little at the business of a barber, aged 23 
years, of a dark complexion, born in Ireland, about 5 feet 
6 inches high, brown hair, slow in speech if not in liquor : 

iFoi' a sketch of the Rev. William Tennent, a famous clergyman, 
see N. J. Archives. XX., 275. 



302 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Had on when he went away, a brown cloth coat with 
mohair buttons, leather breeches, and a narrow trim'd hat 
well worn : It is supposed he has changed his cloathing. 
Whoever takes up the said servant and secures him in any 
of his Majesty's goals of Pennsylvania, or New-Jersey, 
shall be paid three pounds Reward, and reasonable char- 
ges by John Pringle, Merchant in Philadelphia. — Tlie 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1349, October 13, 1768. 

Nezv-York, October 17. 1=^^ The Public are hereby 
informed that from good Intelligence, received from the 
back Country, a large Number of fat and store Horn Cat- 
tle, Horses and Swine, will be offer'd for Sale at Newark, 
on Wednesday the 19th of October Inst, being the Day 
appointed by a late Advertisement, for the opening of the 
annual Cattle-Market, in that Town; and to be con- 
tinued on the Thursday and Friday following, when, and 
where, all Persons may be supplied with the above men- 
tioned Cattle and Swine. 

To be sold at public Vendue; on Wednesday the 23d 
of November next, between the Hours of Twelve and 
Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the House of Thomas 
Kinney, in Morris-Town, in the County of Morris, and 
Province of New-Jersey; a certain Iron Forge known by 
the Name of Squire's Point Forge (remarkably healthy) 
consisting of three Fires and one Hammer; with a Grist- 
Mill and Saw-Mill, situate Part in the County of Hunter- 
don, and Part in the County of Sussex, on Musconetcung 
River, (noted for a fine constant Stream of Water) with 
about 1800 Acres of Land, great Part of it well timbered, 
handy, and convenient to the Works, which is conveniently 
situated to several Furnaces, has about 37 Miles Land 
Carriage to either New-Brunswick, or Trentown. On 
the Premises are several Improvements, with a good 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^3 

Frame Dwelling-House, two good Frame Coal-Houses, 
with all necessary Buildings for Workmen, &c. The 
Works are well and substantially built, in good Order and 
Repair. It is expected Half the Purchase Money will be 
paid upon the Purchaser taking Possession of the Prem- 
ises, and the remaining Half, in a Year's Time, after pay- 
ing Interest, and giving Security, if required. A good 
Title will be given by the Subscribers. 

Martin Ryerson, George Reading 
Daniel Reading, and Thomas Reading. 

This is to give Notice, That by Virtue of a Writ of 
Fieri Facias, issued out of the Supreme Court of Judica- 
ture for the Province of New-Jersey, against the Goods 
and Chattels, Houses, Lands, Hereditaments, and real 
Estate of John Stearndall, deceased, in the Hands of Rich- 
ard Curson, Administrator of said John Stearndall, in my 
Bailiwick; There will be sold at public Vendue, on the 
first Day of November next, all the real and personal Es- 
tate of the said John Stearndall, which I could find in my 
Bailiwick, consisting of a Right the said John Stearndall 
had in, and to, a certain Lease (yet unexpired) of and for 
the Copper Mines, (called Schuyler's Mines,) together 
with all the Appurtenances, Utensils, and Instruments 
thereto belonging; also the Right which said Stearndall 
had of, in, and to the Copper Ore, Stamp Ore, &c. at 
New Barbados Neck. The Terms of the said Vendue will 
be made known at the Time of Sale, which will be held at 
or near the said Mines, by me 

John Van Buskirk, Sheriff. 
— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
885, October 17, 1768. 

For the Information of the Public. 
By Order of the Trustees of the College of Nezv-Jcrsey. 



304 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

Whereas Complaints have been frequently made, of 
the too great Expences of Education in this College; the 
Trustees have now fallen upon a new Plan, in order to 
bring the necessary Charges of living in the said College, 
within as moderate a Compass, as possible. These Com- 
plaints have been principally owing to the remissness of 
many of the Parents and Guardians of the Youth, in mak- 
ing punctual Payments of the College dues, which hath 
obliged the Steward, for want of ready Cash, to purchase 
the Provisions frequently upon long Credit, and the Seller 
thence to demand a considerable advance upon the ]\Iarket 
Price. This Inconvenience, is presumed, hath induced 
many to keep their Children at the Grammar School, for 
the first, and sometimes the second Year, which ought to 
have been spent at the College; to the manifold injury of 
their Education. For the effectual Remedy of this, for the 
future, and also, to give the utmost Satisfaction to those 
who propose to educate their Children at this Seminary; 
Notice is hereby given to the Public, that the Trustees, 
have now contracted for the boarding of the Students, at 
a certain fixed Rate per Week, z'is. Six Shillings and Six- 
pence Proclamation Money of New-Jersey. And, in order 
to enable the Contractor, to pay ready Cash for all the Ar- 
ticles to be provided; It is now Ordered, that every Stu- 
dent, on his first admission into the College, and so at the 
beginning of every Fall and Spring Term, do deposit in 
the Hands of the Steward, the Sum of Seven Pounds 
Proc. in advance, which Sum is pitched upon, as nearly 
one half of the Article of Board. And that, at every an- 
nual Commencement, or at least at the Beginning of the 
following Terms, before Admission, he be obliged, beside 
the Deposit of Board per Advance as now ordered, to pay 
up the whole Arrears of Tuition Money, and Chamber 
Rent for the preceeding Year. To shew that there is no 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 305 

Purpose of making, in any case, an eventual Gain by the 
Deposit, a proportional Part thereof will be repaid, in Case 
of the Death or necessary Removal of any Scholar, during 
the current half Year. By this Means, the Inconveniences 
both to the Managers and Students, from large Arrear- 
ages unpaid, will be effectually avoided; and the latter be 
as well provided for as at any Time heretofore; which, it 
is presumed, as to the Plenty or Goodness of the Commons, 
has been on a Footing, not inferior to that of any College 
in these Colonies. Upon the Plan above adopted, the Ex- 
pence of living here, will be within a few Shillings, more 
or less, as follows; 

To I Year's Board (deducting the Vaca- 
tion Weeks at Spring and Fall (at 

6s. 6d. per Week. £. 13. 13. o 

Fire Wood and Candles, about, 2. 10. o 

Washing, about, 2. 10. o 

Tuition and Chamber Rent, 5. 00. o 



£. 23. 13. o 



Every Student to pay one Shilling per Week, for every 
Week's Absence, after the Vacations are ended, to indem- 
nify the Steward, who pays Wages to Servants for their 
Benefit. 

It is presumed, the above Plan will remove every 
Ground of Complaint, and give the most general Satisfac- 
tion. The Parents and Guardians of the Youth, are there- 
fore desired to take Notice, that these Regulations will be 
invariably adhered to ; and it is expected, they will conse- 
quently take the most particular Care, that, for the future, 
the Students come prepared, after every Fall and Spring 
Vacation, to make the required Deposit of £. 7, in advance 
for Board, without which, he must be put to the Trouble 
and Expence of returning home for the same; as the Col- 



306 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [176S 

lege, for the general Benefit, is determined strictly to exe- 
cute the above Plan. 

The Trustees further give Notice, that they have made 
Provisions for the Encouragement of young Gentlemen, 
who have finished the ordinary Course of Philosophy, to 
return and pursue their Studies at College, and fit them- 
selves for any of the higher Branches, to which they shall 
think proper, chiefly to devote their future Application, 
whether those called learned Professions, Divinity, Law 
and Physic, or such liberal Accomplishments in general, 
as fit young Gentlemen for serving their Country in pub- 
lic Stations. For this Purpose, the Professor of Divinity, 
besides what Attention he may give to the Instruction of 
the Senior Class, will give regular Lectures upon the Sys- 
tem. The President also has engaged to give Lectures 
twice in the Week, on the following Subjeces (i) On 
Chronology and History, civil as well as sacred; a Branch 
of Study, of itself extremely useful and delightful, and at 
present in the highest Reputation in every Part of Europe, 
(2) Critical Lectures on the Scripture, with the Addition 
of Discourses on Criticism in general ; the several Species 
of Writing, and the fine Arts (3) Lectures on Composi- 
tion, and the Eloquence of the Pulpit and the Bar. The 
President will also endeavour to assist every Student by 
Conversation, according to the main Object, which he shall 
chuse for his own Studies; and will give Lists and Char- 
acters of the principal Writers on any Branch, that Stu- 
dents may accomplish themselves, at the least Expence of 
Time and Labour. For the Attainment of their Ends, a 
very valuable Addition to the Public Library was brought 
over with the President; another large Collection of the 
most standard Books, is newly arrived; and a Third is 
very soon expected from London. So that this College, 
which had before all the Advantages for Study, that a re- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. S^/ 

tired healthful Place could possess, is now well furnished 
with a valuable Public Library, which will be improved 
by continual Additions. It is to be observed, that from 
those, who after their ordinary Courses, shall return to 
College, in order to pursue their Studies with those Ad- 
vantages, no Tuition Money will be required, except that 
the French Language will be taught, if desired, for a very 
reasonable Gratuity. 

List of Letters, remaining in the General Post-Office, 
New- York, October 10, 1768. 

.... Mary House, Somerset County — The 

Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1346, Octo- 
ber 17, 1768. 

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly of the province of 
West New Jersey, this may notify all whom it may con- 
cern, that sundry of the inhabitants of the townships of 
Chester, Evesham, Northampton and Willingburrough. 
in the county of Burlington, hath petitioned the Assembly 
of the said province for an act to be passed to make Ran- 
cokas creek a lawful fence, from the mouth thereof to the 
Forks, and from thence up the south branch to Belly- 
bridge, and from the said forks up the north branch, to 
Mount holley-bridge, near the market-house. Any per- 
son or persons, who have any objections to the said act, 
are desired to shew cause at the next meeting of the Gen- 
eral Assembly at Burlington, or elsewhere, as the said 
petitioners expect to have leave to bring in a bill for the 
same. October 11, 1768. 

Gloucester county, October 11, 1768 
Five Pounds Reward 
Made their escape out of Gloucester goal, last night, 
the three following prisoners, viz. Patrick Newlin, an 



308 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

Irishman, about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, sandy complex- 
ion, strait sandy liair, flat broad face, a peeked nose, and 
marked with the small pox, is a thick well set fellow, a 
blacksmith by trade, says he has been a soldier, and been 
on board a man of war; had on a short red under jacket, 
without sleeves, old check shirt, old leather breeches, light 
blue grey stockings, old shoes, with one brass buckle, but 
had no hat, is about 34 years old, and very apt to get 
drunk. David Cochran, about 2^ years old, 5 feet 8 
inches high, long visaged, has red curled hair, sandy beard 
and eyebrows, has had the bridge of his nose half cut 
through, is a fuller by trade, and very apt to get drunk; 
had on a half worn castor hat, black silk handkerchief, 
light coloured homespun coat, which has had several places 
cut across the body, and sewed up, linsey striped jacket, 
coarse tow trowsers, old check shirt, and old shoes. Wiley 
Wood, 21 years old, round faced, black strait hair, dark 
complexion, has a hardy countenance, about 5 feet, 8 inches 
high, well set, lisps in his talk, and drinks no rum; had on 
a blue sailor jacket, a sheeps black homespun under ditto, 
without sleeves, old striped linen trowsers, new pair of 
shoes, plain steel buckles and old felt hat. Whoever takes 
up the above prisoners, and secures them in any goal, and 
gives notice to the subscriber, shall receive for Newlin 
and CocKRAN, or either of them. Forty Shillings each, 
and Twenty Shillings for Wood, paid by 

JosiAH Chattin, Coaler. 

A List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, Phil- 
adelphia. 

C. James Crommey, Joseph Champneys, Pilesgrove 

H. William Hannah, Bordentown; John E. Hopkins, 
Haddonfield 

K. Thomas Kennedy (2) Monmouth County, New- 
Jersey. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^9 

L. Samuel Leveston, Mountholly. 

M. David Maxwell, Monmouth, N. Jersey. 

R. Dr. Alexander Ross, Mountholly. 

T. Jacob Taggart, Salem. 

Y. David Young, Jersey. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2078, October 20, 
1768. 

Philadelphia. 
By the last Vessel from London, we have Advice of the 
Death of Mr. Ahimaaz Harker,^ of the Small-Pox. He 
was a Native of New-Jersey, and a young Man of a good 
natural Genius, and great Urbanity 

A Correspondent from New-Jersey informs us, that a 
few Weeks ago a pretty extraordinary Affair happened in 
his Neighbourhood, a Ram broke into a Pasture amongst 
some Oxen, one of which he attacked, and after several 
Parries between them, the Ram drew a few Steps back, 
and ran with such Violence at the Ox, that the latter 
dropped down and died instantly. 

{In the Account of the Commencement at Princeton, 
inserted in the Pennsylvania Chronicle extraordinary, Pa^t' 
316, the first Latin Thesis should run thus, Ouicunque vere 
pii sunt, ideirco, proe omnibus, aliis, in honore habere 

debent, instead of in honore habero debemus.) — TJie 

Pennsylvania Chronicle, &c., Extraordinary, October 24- 
26, 1768. 

All Persons indebted to the estate of Samuel Wood- 
ruff, Esq; late of Elizabeth-Town, deceased, either by 

1 Son of the Rev. Samuel Harker, pastor of the Presbyterian church 
at Black River, Roxbury, Morris county. It is understood that Ahimaaz 
went to England to receive ordination at the hands of some Bishop of 
the Church of England. It was reported that he and his father were 
lost at sea by the foundering of the vessel in which they were passen- 
gers for England. See N. J. Archives, XX., 160. 



310 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

bond, note, or book, are desired to make immediate pay- 
ment; and all persons that have any demands against the 
said estate, are desired to send in their accounts, that they 
may be adjusted by us. 

E. Woodruff, Administratrix; Benjamin Woodruff, 
Joseph Woodruff, and Isaac Woodruff, Adminis- 
• trators. 

Eliza. Town, Octo. 15, 1768. 

— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
886, October 24, 1768. 

To be sold by way of publick Vendue, on Monday the 

fourteenth of November next, at 10 o' Clock in 

the Forenoon, on the Premises. 

A Lot of Ground with a very good new Stone House 

on it, containing about seven or eight Acres of tillable 

Land, bounding in the Front on the West Side of Pas- 

saick River, and in the Rear on the main Road that leads 

from Neivark to Ringwood, just below the Reef of the 

River, and almost opposite to Mr. John Richards' s. It 

lies very convenient for a Landing; a Tradesman or a 

Merchant; and is the Property of Isaac Van Rypen, by 

whom an indisputable Title will be given to the Purchaser. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1347. 

October 24, 1768. 

New-York, October 27. 
Extract of a letter from Brunszvick, Nezu-Jersey, dated 
October 15. {Inserted by Desire) 
"On Wednesday last was held here a convention of the 
Church Clergy of NcAv-York and New-Jersey, assisted by 
delegates from several neighbouring provinces ; on which 
occasion, a sermon, much in favour of American Bishops, 
was preached by the Revd. Mr. Odell, Missionary of Bur- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. S^I 

lington. It is suspected by many, that a principal design 
of the late frequent and numerous conventions, is in order 
to a spirited application to the powers at home, upon some 
supposed abuses of the Church, in two neighbouring col- 
onies, which it is pretended amount almost to persecution. 
Is it not to the last degree cruel and mean, to take this 
opportunity to attack us on this matter, at a time when 
the united efforts of all sects are so necessary in the com- 
mon cause of liberty ? 

Four Pounds Reward. 
Run away from the subscriber, living in Burlington 
county. New- Jersey, near Trenton, on the 28th of No- 
vember, 1768, two servant boys, viz. Patrick Lamb, born 
in Dublin, about 15 years of age, short, thick and clumsey, 
speaks very hoarse, has short brown hair, and pitted with 
the small-pox : Had on when he went away, an old brown 
jacket, tow shirt and trowsers, felt hat, and good strong 
new shoes, tied with strings. William Jenkins, born in 
Bristol or Wales, in England, about 20 years of age, about 
5 feet 2 inches high, full faced, and of a fair complexion. 
He came, about a month ago, in the ship Sally, Captain 
Osman. Had on when he went away, a blue jacket and 
breeches, with a pair of old trowsers over them, old pumps, 
with buckles in them, and an old hat. Whoever takes up 
the above servants, and secures them, so that their master 
may have them again, shall have the above reward, and 
all reasonable charges, paid, by George Douglass, in Phil- 
adelphia, or Isaac Pearson. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, 
No. 94, October 26-31, 1768. 

N. J. Mon- ) Pursuant to an order of the hon. John 

mouth. j Anderson & John Taylor, Esqrs; two of 

the Judges of the court of common pleas, of the province 

of New-Jersey: Notice is hereby given to the respective 



312 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

creditors of Michael Henderson, now in the gaol in said 
county, that they be and appear on Monday the 14th day 
of November next, at 12 o'clock of said day, at the honse 
of Hartshorn Whites, in Freehold to shew cause (if any 
they have) why the estate of the said debtor should not 
be assigned for the benefit of his creditors; and his per- 
son discharged from gaol, agreeable to a late act of the 
legislature of the said province, for the relief of insolvent 
debtors. — Tlie New York Journal or General Advertiser, 
No. 1347, October 27, 1768. 

Philadelphia, October 27. 

One of our Correspondents writes us as follows, viz. 
Aniwell, (Nezv-Jersey) October 17, 1768. 

"On Wednesday the ^tJi Inst, a melancholy Accident 
happened here. On the Afternoon of said Day, Captain 
Daniel Reading, Son of the Honourable John Read- 
ing, Esq; late of this Place, deceased, and tzvo other Gen- 
tlemen, each zvitJi his Fozvling-Piece, charged zvitJi small 
Shot, zvent out to divert themselz'es, in the Pursuit of 
Game, in the neighbouring Woods. And they having dis- 
covered a Squirrel on a Tree, one of the Gentlenien pre- 
sented; but the Object moving, he took dozvn his Piece, 
and, as hv confidently thinks, half cocked it. Whilst they 
zvere zvalking about the Tree, in order again to discover 
the Game, the Gun of the Gentleman, zi'ho had presented, 
being in his Hand, accidentally zvent off, and Captain 
Reading being at a little Distance, in a Direction nearly 
straight before the Muisde of the Gun, unhappily received 
the Charge in Jiis Right-arm, rather above the Joint of the 
Elbozv, zvhich not only lacerated the Flesh, and fractured 
the Bone zvhere it struck, but broke it off short, a little 
above zvhere it entered. With much difficulty he got home, 
in most excruciating Pain, zvhich continued for some Days. 
Skilful Surgeons zvere immediately called to Jiis Relief, 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 313 

who zviUing, agreeable to his own Desire, and that of Jiis 
Friends, to use their utmost Endeavours to save his Arm, 
did not proceed to an Amputation. Little or no Fever en- 
sued, and after a few Days the Pain abated, and the 
wounded Part began to suppurate. But notzvithstanding 
many flattering Symptoms of a favourable Issue, yet, on 
the Morning of the i^th Instant, tie unexpectedly and sud- 
denly expired, without any visible Mortification in the 
Part, unless livid and blackish Streaks, under his wounded 
Arm, and on that Side migJit be judged Indications of it. 

Captain Reading's placid, easy, open, benevolent, engag- 
ing Disposition and Conduct, had rendered him the Object 
of universal Esteem and Affection wherever he zvas 
knozvn; hence his Death is very justly and greatly regret- 
ted! It is not only an. ^unspeakable Loss to a deeply af- 
flicted Widozv, and a large Family of small Children, but 
to the particular Society to zvhicJi lie belonged, of zvhich 
he zvas a very useful Member, and to all his Acquaintance. 
He zvas one of the most loving and affectionate Husbands, 
the tenderest of Fathers, and a steady Friend; and his 
immature and unexpected Death, in the Prime of his Days, 
and in the Midst of Usefidness, sliezvs the Vanity of Man 
in his best Estate, and the great Necessity of attending to 
our Lord's Admonition, ''Be ye also ready, for in such an 
Hour as ye think not the Son of Man comcth." 

It is said the Gun, zvhicli zvas instrumental in the above 
unhappy Affair, had sundry Times before gone off in the 
same unexpected and surprising Manner." 

Run away from the subscriber, living in Fairfield, 
Cumberland county, West New-Jersey, a certain John 
Davis, 5 feet 4 inches high, has lightish coloured long hair, 
curled, by trade a sadler; had on, and took with him, a 
variety of clothes, and some sadlers tools in an old chest; 
he went away with two labouring men, who have since 



314 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

been seen at New- York, and from thence went to North 
Carolina. Whoever secures said Davis, in any of his 
Majesty's goals, shall have Four Dollars reward, and rea- 
sonable charges, paid by 

Aaron Fithl\n. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2079, October 27, 
1768. 

Boston, October 24. Last Monday came to town the 
Rev. Dr. Witherspoon, president of the college of New- 
Jersey, On Thursday he preached the weekly lecture, on 
Friday he preached at the Rev. Mr. Pemberton's, yester- 
day forenoon at the old brick, and in the afternoon at the 
old south meeting-house. 

To be sold, a tract of land containing 1200 acres, situ- 
ate in the forks of the north branch of Rariton-River, in 
Somerset counuty, New- Jersey, 16 miles from New- 
Brunswick landing, bounded easterly by Repack River, 
southerly and westerly by Allamatunk River, and north- 
erly by a straight line from one river to the other, (either 
the whole together, or in farms of two or three hundred 
acres, as may best suit the purchasers) at public vendue, 
on the premises, on Wednesday the seventh day of Decem- 
ber next, or at private sale any time before, by applying 
to the subscriber : On payment of the one fourth part of 
the consideration money, a reasonable time will be given 
for the payment of the remainder. On the south easterly 
end of the tract, is a genteel dwelling-house, a large barn, 
and stables, a very good garden and orchard. The great 
road from Brunswick to Black River, and from Elizabeth- 
Town to Delaware River, are within sight of the house; 
a large grist mill within three hundred yards of it. This 
situation is pleasant for a gentleman's seat, and conve- 
nient for a country store. On the westerly end of the 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3I5 

tract is a farm house, barn, stable, garden, and orchard. 
About seven hundred acres of this tract is cleared; one 
hundred of which is excellent meadow, the rest is esteemed 
as good wheat land as any in New-Jersey; about eighty 
acres of it is now in wheat, the remainder of the tract is 
well timbered, and a rich swamp. At the same time and 
place (or at any time before at private sale) will be ex- 
posed at public vendue, 6 negroes, about 100 head of horn 
cattle, and horses, a parcel of good sheep and hogs, about 
1000 bushels of wheat, 600 bushels of oats, 500 bushels 
of indian corn, about 2000 lb. weight of flax, and about 
100 tuns of well got English hay, with waggons, carts, 
ploughs, and a variety of very good farming utensils. For 
any farther particulars relative to the premises, enquire 
thereon, of 

John Carey. 
— The New York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No. 
887, October 31, 1768. 

Burlington (Nezv- Jersey,) October 12 [?], 1768. 
Four Pounds Reward. 
Run away from Etna Furnace, Biirlington County, on 
Saturday the 15th Day of October, 1768, two Servant 
Men, the one named Daniel Dayley, aged about 22 
Years, five Feet high, a Squatt thick Fellow, round faced, 
thick lip'd, black Hair, and very fawning in his Speech, 
had with him a red Jacket, strip'd Trousers, a good Hat, 
and several other Cloaths, which he stole. The other 
named Jeremiah Driscol, about the same Height and 
Age, grey Eyes, with an uncommon Look out of them, a 
wide Mouth, black Hair; Had on a spotted Swanskin 
Jacket, Ozenbrigs Trowsers, but as they stole several 
Clothes, their Dress cannot be described : Whoever takes 
them up, and secures them in any Goal, so that they may 



3l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

be had again, shall receive Forty Shillings, for each, 
paid by 

Charles Read 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 

1348, October 31, 1768. 

Run away, on the 21st of October last, from the sub- 
scriber, living in Little Egg-Harbour township, New- 
Jersey, a Negroe man, named Benjamin Kipp; had on, 
an ozenbrigs shirt, leather breeches, mixt coloured stock- 
ings, blue outside jacket, grey under jacket, and a felt hat, 
bound round with yellow stuff; and took with him a pair 
of trowsers, and a silk handkerchief. Also a Mulattoe 
boy, named James Wilson, has a lock of white hair on the 
back part of his head; had on a white flannel shirt, leather 
breeches, pale blue stockings, a felt hat, bound with red 
ferret, two blue jackets, and a pair of tow trowsers. Who- 
ever takes up and secures said runaways, so as their mas- 
ter may have them again, shall have Five Pounds reward 
for both, or Fifty Shillings for either, paid by 

John Wood. 
— Tlie Pejins\lvama Garjcttc, No. 2080, November 
3, 1768. " 

A Correspondent, who dates his letter at Burlington, 
writes us, that the Rencounter between an Ox and a Ram, 
mentioned in the Chronicle Extraordinary of Oct. 26, 
Page 340, 'wherein the former was slain on the Spot, hap- 
pened in that Town, before a Number of Spectators — 
And adds this Ouere, Whether it might not be zvell to 
train a Regiment of tJiese Gentlemen, and send tJiem to 
the Assistance of the Boston-Men — for I tJiink the Regi- 
ments arrived there may very justly be taken for Govern- 
ment Bulls. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 96, No- 
vember 7-14, 1768. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 31? 

To be Sold, on very low Terms, for Cash, 
The Whole, or any Part of 1400 Acres of Proprietary 
Rights, or unappropriated Land, in the Province of West 
New-Jersey. Any Person inclinable to purchase, may 
know the Terms, by applying to William Cox, Chair- 
maker, next Door below the Church, in Second-street, or 
Nicholas Cox, Cordwainer, in Water-street three Doors 
above Market-street. 

To be Sold by the Subscriber, 
Living in Dover, in the county of Kent, upon Delaware. 
A Tract of Land, situate in Salem county, in the 
province of West- Jersey, adjoining to the town of Salem, 
extending 2 miles on a navigable creek, that ebbs and 
flows 6 feet perpendicular, having several landings be- 
longing to the premises on the said creek, and does not 
exceed 30 miles from thence to Philadelphia by land and 
36 by water, from whence the markets of Philadelphia 
may be conveniently attended; and about 4 miles to a 
Glass-house, where are settled many German families. 
The said tract consists of sundry sorts of land, and has 
many valuable improvements thereon; viz. 295 acres of 
upland, excellent for farming, and very natural to English 
grass, large quantities of hay being cut therefrom annu- 
ally, having thereon a large 2 story brick house, two brick 
kitchens, and a large framed barn, covered with cedar, 
and sundry other outhouses &c. 170 acres of banked 
meadow, most part proper for hemp; the whole produc- 
ing fine grass for mowing, 176 acres of marsh, having a 
fall of 6 feet, which may be banked and drained at a small 
expense, and converted into meadow; and 1081 acres of 
woodland, well timbered, including a white oak swamp, 
containing 80 acres, not more remarkable for the fine tim- 
ber of several sorts, such as white oak, ash, maple, &c. 
which it produces than for the excessive richness of the 



3l8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

soil. The whole contains 1722 acres, and will make sev- 
eral fine farms for cultivation and grazing, with a suffi- 
cient quantity of meadow and woodland to each farm. 
Any person or number of persons, inclining to purchase 
the whole, may have the payments made as easy as can 
reasonably be expected, upon securing the same, and pay- 
ing interest. The premises may be entered upon at any 
time from the first of January next, to the 25th of March; 
For further particulars, enquire of Benjamin Chew, Esq; 
Benjamin Wyncoop, Merchant in Philadelphia, or of the 
subscriber, John Vining. 

N. B. Also to be sold 500 acres of woodland, contig- 
uous to the above tract ; both tracts clear of quitrents, and 
the titles indisputable. 

Five Pounds Reward, 

Stolen from the plantation of Thomas Tallman, in 
the township of Evesham, and county of Burlington, and 
Western Division of New Jersey, on the 31st of October 
last, a grey Horse, with a bob tail, about 13 hands and an 
half high, about 10 years old, a low carriage, paces and 
trots, and has a mark above his knee, by being tied head 
and foot with a rope. Was also stolen, three large Silver 
Spoons, stamped with the maker's name, J. Leacock, like- 
wise marked T'^YL on the handle; and a large pair of 
carved silver shoe buckles, stamped with the first letters 
of the maker's name T. A. and one of the buckles has a 
piece broke off, where it was stamped, also sundry wear- 
ing apparel. 

These are to desire all Silversmiths, and others, to 
whom the above articles may be offered for sale to stop 
them, and secure the thief; and whosoever takes up and 
secures the said Horse, so that the owner may have him 
again, shall have Forty Shillings, for the Spoons and 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^9 

Buckles, Twenty Shillings, and for the Thief, Forty 
Shillings, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

Thomas Tallman. 

N. B. The person who is supposed to have stolen the 
above horse and articles, is named Thomas Robertson, 
born in Ireland, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches 
high ; had on a blue coat and jacket, also a trimmed jacket, 
without sleeves : He came into the country about two 
years ago with a gentleman as his servant. — TJic Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 2081, November 10, 1768. 

To be Sold or Let for a term of years, 
A Brew-House and Malt-House, with the imple- 
ments in order for carrying on both branches of business. 
For terms inquire of Peter Worrall, in Burlington, or 
William Dillwyn, in Woodbury. — Postscript to the 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 96, for November 14, 1768. 

To be Rented, and may be entered on the 20th of April 

next, 
A Certain Forge consisting of four fires and two ham- 
mers, with a grist-mill and saw mill, and all necessary 
buildings, situate in the lower part of Sussex county, 
West New- Jersey, on Musconetcung river, known by the 
name of Greenwich Forge, with about 1800 acres of land, 
and conveniently situated to several furnaces. There will 
also be rented, with the works, seven Negro men, who 
have been employed for many years past in the Forge, and 
understand the making of iron. For terms apply to Hugh 
Hughes, on the premises. 

To Be Sold, 
A House and Lot, in the town of Salem, in West New- 
Jersey, now in the tenure of Robert Johnson, Esq; the 



320 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

lot is 23 feet 6 inches in front, on the street leading from 
the court-house to the great bridge, and extends above 
250 feet back. The house twenty feet front, two stories 
high, two rooms on the first, and three on the second floor, 
with good garrets, and cellars under the whole house, a 
large kitchen back, a large oven and good well in the yard, 
and a garden &c. Whoever wants to purchase the same, 
may see the house and lot, and know the terms of sale, by 
applying to said Johnson, on the premises, or to John 
Mitchell, in Philadelphia, who will give an undoubted 
title to the same. Six or twelve months credit will be 
given if required. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 97, 
November 14-21, 1768. 

To be sold, or let for a Term of Years. 
A Good Fulling-Mill, with all the Utensils belonging 
to the same, fitting for carrying on the Fulling Business 
in the best Manner; there is a Dwelling-IIouse, Barn, 
with upwards of six Acres of very good Land, (Orchard 
and Meadow) adjoining said Mill and Stream, which is 
on Byram River, about two or three Miles from Byram 
Landing, and well situated for Custom, being a noted Mill 
for near forty Years past; the Stream is as good as any 
in the Country for constancy, and the Mill hath been lately 
rebuilt. Any Person who inclines to purchase, or rent 
said mill and land, may apply to the Subscriber, near the 
Premises, who will agree for the same on reasonable 
Terms. 

John Clapp. 

Lost, at Ringwood Iron-Works, 
On the i6th of May last, a Pinchbeck Watch, with a 
single Case, Maker's Name, Par. Moore, London; No. 
1982. Whoever will deliver the Watch to Robert Cham- 
bers, of Mendem, in the County of Morris, and Province 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 32 1 

of New-Jersey, shall receive Three Dollars Reward. — 
The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 88.9, 
November 14, 1768. 

November 3, 1768. 
By Virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias, to me the Sheriff 
of Monuwiith County, in East Nezv-Jersey, directed 
against the Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements of 
David Ketcham, and pursuant thereto, I have taken sun- 
dries, such as Cattle, Horses, Hogs, Sheep, Negroes, Far- 
mers Utensils, Household Goods, also the Plantation 
whereon the said Ketcham now lives, containing about 
Four Hundred Acres of Land, chiefly good, with a Saw- 
mill and Grist-Mill newly built; two good Dwelling- 
Houses, two Orchards, plenty of Timber, and well water- 
ed; situate in the Township of Shrezvsbury, being well 
situated for a Store, or any other Publick Business; the 
said Mills never want Water in the dryest Season : Now 
these are to give Notice, that the aforesaid Goods and 
Chattels, Lands and Tenements, will be sold by Way of 
Publick Vendue, on Tuesday the Sixth Day of Decem- 
ber next, on the Premises. The Lands will be sold either 
in the Whole, or in Parcels, as best suits the Purchaser. 
The Vendue will begin at Nine of the Clock in the Fore- 
noon of said Day, at which Time and Place, the Condi- 
tions will be made known. 

By me Thomas Leonard, Sheriff. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1350, November 14, 1768. 

Nezv-York, November 17. His Excellency William 
Franklin, Esq; Governor of New-Jersey, the Hon. Fred- 
erick Smyth, Esq ; Chief Justice of New-Jersey, returned 
here a few Days ago from Fort Stanwix, where they have 



322 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

been attending the Congress held by the Hon. Sir WilHam 
Johnson, Bart, with the Six United Nations and their 
Tributaries. 

Five Dollars Reward, 
Made his escape from the subscriber, on Monday night 
the 14th instant, from Mr. Butler's, at South- Amboy ferry 
stage house, a prisoner for theft, who had some time be- 
fore been taken up, the stolen goods found upon him, and 
confined in Philadelphia gaol, on an advertisement, where- 
in the person of the thief is thus described, viz. He calls 
himself William Green, and gave the following account, 
That he is an Englishman, a fuller by trade, sail'd from 
England in April last, arrived at Philadelphia, came from 
thence enquiring for employment, thro' New-Jersey and 
New-York, from whence he went to Greenwich in Con- 
necticut, where he was hired by the subscriber for a month. 

Joseph Galpin 
John Green 
Greenwich in Connecticut, November 17, 1768. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1350, November 17, 1768. 

New-York. 
Nov. 14. Saturday last, his Majesty's Ship Hussar, 
arrived at Sandy-Hook, and Yesterday came up here: 
She was Convoy to the Troops for Boston from Ireland : 
so that, though no Mention is made of the Arrival of 
those Troops at Boston on Monday last, yet we presume 
they are arrived there since. 

Philadelphia, November 17 
Since our last Mrs. Rachel Wilson, an eminent 
Preacher among Friends, who lately arrived here, in Cap- 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 32 3 

tain Falconer from England, set ont by Land for South- 
Carolina She preached several Times in this 

Province and New-Jersey, to the great Satisfaction of 
Thousands of well-disposed People of all Denominations. 
—The Pennsylvania Ga::etie, No. 2082, November 17, 
1768. 

The creditors of Richard Reading, late of Amwell 
in New-Jersey, are earnestly requested to furnish the sub- 
scribers, acting assignees in trust, for the use of said cred- 
itors, with their accounts legally proved, in order that the 
first dividend may be struck by 

John Cox, Jun. ) Acting 

Thomas Pryer, Jun ) Assignees. — 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1354, November 
17, 1768. 

Six Pounds Reward 
Burlington, (New-Jersey), November 8, 1768. 
RuN-AwAY from Etna Furnace, Burlington County, 
on Saturday the 15th Day of October, 1768, Three Ser- 
vant Men, one named Daniel Dayly, aged about 22 
Years, born in Jreland, about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, a squatt 
thick Fellow, round broad faced, thick lipped, black Hair, 
and very fawning in his Speech : Had with him, a red 
Jacket, striped Trowsers, a good Hat. and several other 
Cloaths, which he stole: He run-away about 12 Months 
ago, was at Ringzvood and other Iron-Works, and then 
chang'd his Name to John or James Coffee; and when at 
Salisberry, to Samuel IVickstaif, from whence it may be 
supposed all Three will change their Names. One other 
named Jeremiah Driscol, about the same Height and 
age, grey Eyes, which are weak, a wide Mouth, black 
Hair, slow of Speech, had on a spotted Swanskin Jacket. 
Oznabrigs Trousers : The other went off in August last, 



324 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

and is named Randal MacDonald, aged about 40 Years, 
round faced, black Eyes and Hair, and large Beard, hard 
of Hearing; about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, very silent when 
sober, and talkative when drunk : He is well known in the 
Counties of Essex and Morris; he is by Trade a Bloomer 
and Finer. Whosoever takes up any of the said Servants, 
and secures them in any Goal of New- Jersey or Nezv-York, 
shall receive Forty Shillings Reward, and reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

Charles Read. 

^*.>. Wanted at said Furnace a good Keeper or person 
accomplished in Castings, and a middle aged Woman not 
subject to Liquors; fit to be entrusted with the Care of a 
large Family but not to Cook. — TJie New York Ga:zette 
or Weekly Post Boy, No. 135 1, November 21, 1768. 

Nezv-York, 24th Nov. The following Answer to the 
Extract of a Letter from New-Brunswick, dated Octo. 
15th, inserted in our Paper of Octo. 27th, having been 
so long delay'd for Want of Room. 

New-Briinszvick, ^ist Octo. 1768. 

Mr. Holt, 

As you were pleased in your last Journal to insert an 
Extract of a Letter from hence, which many of your Read- 
ers must undoubtedly have taken particular Notice of, I 
hope you will give the following Animadversions a Place 
in your next. 

In the first Place then, give me Leave to observe. That 
the Letter, in all Probability, was not written from Bruns- 
zvick, but by some stanch True Blue in the City of Nezv- 
York, who had barely Jieard of the Sermon, at which I 
was present; or else, it is most likely the Writer would 
have observed upon it, That it incontestibly proved both 
the Expediency and Necessity of the Natiojial Religion's 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^5 

being properly supported in this Country; which could 
not otherwise be done, than by the Introduction of Bish- 
ops; nor would he have failed to applaud so masterly a 
Composition. 

In the second Place, he insinuates, That Conventions 
have lately been held much more frequently than they used 
to be: The Contrary to which, especially in this Govern- 
ment, he must have been convinced of, had he been an lur 
habitant of New Brunszvick: Indeed it is difficult to con- 
ceive how the most flaming Independent of them all would 
have the Face to mention the frequent and numerous 
Meetings of the Episcopal Clergy, when the Presbyterian 
Synods, &c. (convened by nobody knows what Author- 
ity) recur almost as frecjuently as the new Moons, at 
which their Teachers are almost as numerous as the Lo- 
custs of Egypt. 

In the third Place, I dare venture to affirm, That there 
is not a single Resident in thi^ City — Blush, if it be pos-, 
sible, ye Whigs of Nezv-York, ye Centincls of Philadel- 
phia, ye Founts of Connecticut, and ye Ram-Chickens of 
Boston — who has the Hardiness even to insinuate. That 
"the Church in two neighbouring Colonies," and many 
Colonies beside, has not repeatedly met with, does not 
every Day meet with, more than "supposed Abuses, with 
Abuses which are intolerable; and, if intolerable, then they 
are Abuses which amount not only "ahnost to Persecu- 
tion," but which have the very Life, Spirit, Soul and Es- 
sence of Persecution. 

In the fourth Place, seeing that Mode of Religion which 
the Members of the Convention profess, labours under 
such Abuses, with what Shadow of Justice can they be 
blamed for making "a spirited Application to the Powers 
at home," to have those Abuses removed? Whether this 
was their principal Design," it is highly probable the Let- 



326 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

ter Writer knows no more than myself : But I can tell 
both him and them, that if they neglected to do it, they 
were highly culpable. And if such "spirited Application," 
when made to the "powers at home," does not meet with 
a suitable Return (as who knows what Attention may be 
paid to any Application for Redress of Grievances, by a 

pusillanimous spiritless Administration?) as his M y 

declares in their Favour, my Advice should be, to make 
Application to Powers which are not at home, to any Prot- 
estant Powers, where the Church is tnily Episcopal; to 
bolicit their Protection; and to use all honest Endeavours 
to procure a Bishop from some other Government than 
the British, if the British Government will not afford 
them Means for their Existence and Preservation. Self- 
Defence is the strongest Principle in our Nature; and, in 
the Opinion of a Layman, Reason, Law, and Equity, all 
concur, in the present Instance, to push them forward to 
the attaining of an American Episcopate; which it is pre- 
'sumed may even thus be effected, without any Disadvan- 
tage to the State; without any Impeachment of their Loy- 
alty to the best, the most humane, the most religious of 
Kings; without any Diminution of their Eidelity to the 
Church of England; and zvitJi the greatest Emolument to 
the Members of that Church in America. As for the Cru- 
elty and Meanness which the Letter- Writer speaks of, it is 
not easy for me to conceive what he intends by them. They 
may perhaps be understood by Independents who live in 
the perpetual Exercise of them, but can convey no distinct 
Idea to a CJiurcJimaii. But it is much more easy to appre- 
hend his Meaning when he talks about attacking Us — ^for 
who knows not from what We sprang, what We always 
have been, what We are at this Day, and what We are 
likely to continue to be to the End of the Chapter ? Nor 
is it difficult to find out his Meaning when he tells us, 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 327 

That the united Efforts of all Sects are necessary at this 
Time, in the common Cause of Liberty: i. e. (as I under- 
stand his Words) it is necessary for all other Denomina- 
tions to confederate against the Church of England, the 
only Church consisting originally of British Subjects, (for 
She alone in this Country is of no sect) lest the Church 
of England should be indulged with Privileges equal to 
those which all Sectaries enjoy in the most ample Man- 
ner, and which all Churchmen are so far from wishing to 
see abridged, that they heartily desire they may always 
be continued to them in their utmost Latitude and Extent. 
I make no Reflections on the different Behaviour of 
ChitrcJimen and Dissenters in this Matter; tho' I can 
hardly expect that the Reader will have equal Forbear- 
ance. 

And lastly, as for the Trumpet of Disaffection, which 
he blows at the Poop of his Performance, I dare aver that 
no true Churchman will ever dance to his Music, let him 
even distend his Buccinators till they burst, or break his 
Wind in the fruitless Effort. Peccet ad extremum riden- 
dus, et illia ducat. — Supplement to the Nezv York Journal 
or General Advertiser, No. 135 1, November 24, 1768. 

The Subscriber, living in Hanover township, Burling- 
ton county, has to dispose of, a likely Negroe Boy, about 
14 years old, has had the small pox, and has been brought 
up to farming business. 

Thomas Emlay 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2083, November 
24, 1768. 

Nezv-York, November 28. Thursday last Col. Crog- 
han, Commissioner for Indian Affairs under Sir William 
Johnson, arrived in this City, from the late Congress, in 
his way to Virginia: He has brought with him, one 



32 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

Lewis Andrews, who was a Soldier in the Jersey Force, 
and taken in the Year 1763, by the Indians, near Lake 
Erie, in his Way to Detroit, and had been kept Prisoner 
among- the Senecas ever since. He says, they used him 
tolerably well, and at the late Congress happily got re- 
leas'd, and is now returning to his Friends near Burling- 
ton. 

Nozv on Sale at the Nezv-Printiiig Office in Beaver Street, 

Poor Roger's American Country 

Almanack 

For the Year 1 769 : 



Also to he sold at the same Place, 

The New-Jersey Almanack, 

By Copernicus Weather-Guesser. 

And Dutch Almanacks for 1769 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1352, November 28, 1768. 

To Be Sold, By 

Ezekiel Forman, 

Living in Princetown, in the Province of New-Jersey, 

(at private Sale only,) the following Tracts of Land, 

Mills, &c. 

The noted, valuable, and pleasant farm whereon he 

now lives, containing 310 acres of land, about 150 of 

which is well timbered, and a sufficient quantity of good 

meadow ground. The buildings and improvements are 

nearly as follows, viz. A stone dwelling house two stories 

high, ninety feet in length, by twenty-five; five rooms on 

the lower floor, and as many fire-places; six rooms on the 

second floor (exclusive of the servants lodging rooms) 

three of which have fire-places; with one of the best and 

most convenient cellars and dairy room; the whole, plain, 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^9 

but neatly finished; to which there is as good a kitchen 
garden as a purchaser could wish to have, two hundred 
and thirty two feet in length, by one hundred and twenty, 
boarded round in the best manner with white cedar boards, 
and red cedar posts; the front neatly paled. A well fin- 
ished Dutch barn, forty four by forty feet; with a build- 
ing adjoining it, principally calculated for stabling horn 
cattle, forty four by twenty two feet, which will conve- 
niently hold twelve or fourteen ton of hay over head. A 
good waggon house, a frame cider house, thirty two by 
twenty four feet, a wheel mill and screw press; all the 
works covered, and granaries over head fitted for differ- 
ent sorts of grain, also for housing of apples, &c. One 
of the best framed corn cribs, large enough to hold a thou- 
sand bushels of corn; a poultry house conveniently fin- 
ished, twenty by fourteen feet; large fine pole barracks, 
covered with cedar; all the buildings new, covered with 
cedar, and in the best repair. A good apple orchard of 
the best grafted fruit, viz. Pippin, spitzenbergh, green 
apple, red streak, house apple, vandevere, &c. also the com- 
mon fruit of ungrafted trees; a young peach orchard of 
six hundred trees, a fine collection of cherries in perfec- 
tion, (meaning in the season of them) and a nursery com- 
ing on of the best grafted fruit, plumbs, pears, cherries, 
&c. With as good water as in the world, both from a well 
and a spring, near the house; pleasantly situated on the 
main road between Philadelphia, and New-York, and 
nearly in the center. 

Also, a set of mills, near Kingston, in said province, 
fifteen miles from Trenton, and same distance from 
Brunswick; two pair of stones, in good repair, conve- 
niently situated for merchant and country work. Also, a 
house and lot in Princeton, very convenient for a mer- 
chant's shop, or tradesman; said house will be rented if 



330 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

not sold before next spring. It is the house wherein the 
said Forman formerly kept store, and supposed to be the 
best stand for business in the town; the shelves are all 
standing, and is perhaps one of the best store rooms to 
be found; there is also upon said lot a good ware-house, 
and smoke house. Also a house and lot in Kingston, very- 
convenient for a tavern; the best house in that town, and 
will be sold for less than half its value, if such a purchaser 
offers. Also a tract of wood land of 150 acres, lying near 
South River bridge, and within half a mile of the river. 
Good bonds, upon interest, will be taken for the whole, 
or any part of the purchase money, as may best suit the 
purchaser. — The New York Journal or General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1352, December 1, 1768. 

Philadelphia, December i. 
On Tuesday last at the Anniversary Commencement 
in the College of this City, the following Gentlemen were 
admitted to their Degree of Baehelor of Arts, viz 
William Bingham 
Benjamin Duffield 
Thomas Hall 
George Noarth 
Jonathan Easton, of Rhode Island, 
Daniel Kuhn, of Lancaster. 
Christian Streight, of New Jersey.^ 
Benjamin Vining, of Dover. 
And at the same time Mr. Thomas Coombe, junior, of 
Philadelphia (now in England) was admitted to the De- 
gree of Master of Arts. 

The Exercises were as follows, viz. 
I. A Latin Salutatory Oration, by Mr. Easton 

1 Christian Streydt and Ursula, his wife, came to America from Ger- 
many before 1720. Christian Streight. who graduated from the Phila- 
delphia College in 17ti8. wa.s jiastor of the Lutheran churches at Easton, 
Pa.. 1769-1779. and Greenwich, N. J., 1773-1777. 



of Philadelphia 



1/68] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. - 331 

2. An English Oration, on public spirit, by Mr. 
Straight. 

3. A Latin Syllogistic Dispute — Utrain mens humano 
at irnmortalis? (Mr. Bingham Respond. Messieurs Vin- 
ing, Streight and Noarth Oppon.) 

On the 23d of November, at night, the house of the 
subscriber, in Deptford township, Gloucester county, was 
broke open, and robbed of 19 dollars, and a pocket book, 
with the subscriber's name worked on it, in which was 
some small money, the sum not certain; there was also 
taken away, a beaver hat, a fine shirt, a blue broadcloth 
coat, lined with white, half trimmed, the button-holes 
worked of a lighter colour, with sundry other things. The 
robbery is supposed to have been committed by one Camp- 
bell, a Scotchman, who was lately brought out of Phila- 
delphia goal, and ran away from his master at Marcus- 
Hook, and is thought to be gone towards New York. 
Whoever secures the thief, with the goods and money, so 
as he be brought to justice, shall have Three Pounds re- 
ward, paid by 

John Patterson 

— TJie Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2084, December i, 
1768. 

Greenwich in Connecticut, Nov. 17, 1768. 
Five Dollars Reward. 
Made his escape from the subscriber, on Monday night, 
the 14th instant, from Mr. Butler's, at South-Amboy 
ferry stage house, a prisoner for theft, who had some time 
before been taken up, the stolen goods found upon him, 
and confined in Philadelphia goal on an advertisement, 
wherein the person of the thief is thus described, viz. — 
He calls himself William Green, and gave the following 
account. That he is an Englishman, a fuller by trade, sailed 



332 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

from England in April last, arrived at Philadelphia, came 
from thence, inquiring for employment, through New- 
Jersey and New-York, from whence he went to Green- 
wich in Connecticut, where he was hired by the subscriber 

for a month. He is a slender, middle-sized man 

And whereas the subscriber,, on notice of the confinement 
of the said thief, applied, received him from the goal, 
(together with the goods he had stolen) and was conduct- 
ing him to Connecticut, to receive his trial; at the ferry 
house aforesaid, at his earnest request the irons, which 
hurt and galled his wrists were taken off; when after- 
wards (the subscriber being at supper) a man at the table 
was taken ill, and died within three or four minutes after, 
which occasioned some hurry, and engaged the attention 
of the company — during which the prisoner made his es- 
cape. He has the additional mark, to the above descrip- 
tion — that his wrists are galled. He had no cash with 
him. Whoever takes up and secures the said prisoner, or 
delivers him to either of us the subscribers, shall receive 
the above reward, and all reasonable charges. 

Joseph Galpin. 

John Green. 

N. B. All masters of vessels and others are forewarned 
no't to harbour, conceal, or carry off said Green at their 
peril. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 99, December 5, 
1767. 

Now in the Press, and will shortly be published. The 
HERMIT OF NEW-JERSEY, a Collection of Poeti- 
cal Essays, consisting of several Fugitive Pieces, an 
ODE to LIBERTY, and a Dialogue, between Lorenzo 
and the Hermit, on HUMAN HAPPINESS.^ 

iHildeburn gives (2454) the Hned-ofl! title as follows: Liberty, | a | 
roem, I ]atelv found in a bundle of papers. | said to be written by | 
A Hermit in New-Jersey. | . . . | . . . | . . . I Philadelphia: | Printed 
by William Goddard, in Market-Street. | MDCCLXIX. | Sm. 4to, pp. 12. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. ■ 333 

To Be Sold, 

A Plantation, containing one hundred acres, in the 
Township of Ih peweH, Hunterdon County, New-Jersey, 
eight miles f/^n ir^;iton, situate with a large and beau- 
tiful prospect ori l.ie river Delaware, near good spring and 
summer fisheries, and varieties of water-fowl in their sea- 
son; it was anciently known by the name of Parmer's 
Ferry, good crafts to go with the place. The soil is cer- 
tain for winter or summer grain, and a considerable part 
of it is new, only in the first crop; a new meadow, and 
more can easily be made; a bearing orchard; a commo- 
dious garden, and the fencing mostly new ; a frame house, 
lately repaired, with a cellar, a linto, with two rooms on a 
floor, a kitchen and draw-well near; a large and conve- 
nient black-smith's shop, with two hearths, coal-house and 
waggon-house, all of stone, and newly built, with a log 
barn and stable. Also lOO acres, chiefly wood-land, well- 
timbered, part of that valuable tract of Garret Johnson, 
deceased, contiguous to the aforesaid land. Any person 
inclining to purchase one or both, or part of either, may 
enter on the premises this winter or next spring, and have 
them on easy purchase, by applying to 

Henry Margerum. 

— The Peiiiisylvaiiia CJironicle, No. lOO, December 
5-12, 1768. 

RuN-away last July from Hanover, in Morris County, 
a Negro Man named Frank, a stout able Fellow ; he talks 
the English, Dutch, Spanish, and Danish Languages; has 
lost one of his Eyes, and wears a Rag over it. Has been 
seen at Elizabeth-Town, and Pompton, and lately has 
crossed Passaick River, at Newark, by the Assistance of 
two of Capt. Kennedy's Negroes. This Fellow is very 
artful and cunning, and has escaped twice from Persons 



334 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

who took him up. Whoever secures him so that his Mas- 
ter may have him again shall receive Forty Shillings Re- 
ward, and all reasonable Charges, from Mr. Kelly, in New- 
York, or the Subscriber, in Morris County. 

P. Darcey. 

Essex, in East-New- Jersey. 
Whereas the Proprietors of Newark Mountain Pur- 
chase, have agreed to divide their Lands, lying between 
the first Mountain and Passaick River : Notice is hereby 
given, to all Persons that have any Right in said Purchase, 
to apply to John Dod, at Newark Mountains, on or before 
the 6th of January, 1769; there, and then, to comply with 
the Constitution of said Purchase, or else expect they ex- 
clude themselves by refusing. — The Nezu York Gazette 
or Weekly Mercury, No. 892, December 5, 1768. 

Mrs. E Stogdon, Widow, Takes this method of ac- 
quainting the public, that she has taken a convenient house, 
near Nassau-College, in Prince-Town, and proposes 
boarding young gentlemen scholars at twenty pounds per 
annum, including their washing and mending. She also 
proposes to lodge gentlemen and ladies, travellers, that 
choose private lodgings, very reasonably. — Tlie Nczv York 
Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1353, December 8, 
1768. 

Oxford Township, New-Jersey, December 8, 1768 
These are to certify, that Elizabeth Shoots, my Wife, 
has extravagantly run me in debt, so that from the day of 
the date hereof, I do discharge any person or persons to 
credit her any thing upon my account, for I will not dis- 
charge any debt of her contracting, as witness my hand, 

Christopher Shoots. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 335 

Five Pounds Reward 
Stolen out of the subscriber's stable in the night of 
the 22d November last, in York town by a certain Richard 
Parker, born in England, a mouse coloured Horse, very- 
dark, .... the said Parker took with him a brown 
coat and jacket, .... is about 24 years of age, about 
5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, and is remarkably knock kneed; 
he has a half brother in this country named John Collins, 
who drove coach for William Allen, Esq; in Philadelphia, 
these few years past, but was discharged last summer, and 
I understand drives now for some gentleman in New- 
York, where it is most likely the said Parker will go, being 
a little acquainted in the Jersey, as he lived with one Hew- 
ling, near Burlington ; he has a large scar in his forehead, 

very near his hair Whoever apprehends the 

said Parker, and secures him, with the above articles, shall 
have the above reward, and Three Pounds for himself 
alone, and reasonable charges, paid by 

Thomas Cullen 

e To the CENTINEL 

Sir, 

I congratulate you, on your escape from the bloody 
knife of the Anatomist, who, after paying his visit to the 
patriotic Episcopalians of Boston, and dissecting a Watch- 
Tower in New-York, intended to have seized you in your 
sleep, cut you up alive as you were, and exposed you as a 
scarecrow, to frighten his opposers into a tame submission 

to his darling Episcopate Most unfavourable 

are the times for such controversies It is to be 

hoped, however, as the Anatomist "scorns to fall to slash- 
ing, without calling one to stand on one's guard," that he 
will desist from his purpose, and endeavour to heal the 
wound he may have made, provided it can be made appear, 
that Dr. Chandler "ivas the aggressor" in this dispute 



336 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1/68 

about Bishops .... that "Dr. Chandler Jiad a general com- 
mission from his own brethren," the Clergy of New- York 

and New-Jersey 

I am next to shew that Dr. Chandler had a general com- 
mission from his brethren, the Clergy of New York and 

New-Jersey First then, that Dr. Chandler had 

a general commission from his brethren, appears from his 
own words in his advertisement to tJie reader, where he 
tells US, as an apology for the Appeal "that he was request- 
ed by many of his "brethren to undertake it . . . that the 
"task was first imposed upon him by the very worthy and 
"reverend Dr. Johnson of Stratford in Connecticut;" and 
adds, that "at the time when this treaty," as "he pompously 
calls it," was nearly concluded, the Clergy of New- York 
and New-Jersey, "assisted by some of their brethren from 
"the neighbouring provinces took into consideration," &c. 
"And after a thorough discussion of the point, they were 
"unanimously of opinion, that fairly to explain the plan, 
"&c. was a matter of necessity and duty. It was accord- 
"ingly voted (says he) that something to this purpose 
"should be published, and the Author was appointed to 
this service." Here we have an express appointment from 
the convention: and it appears they were urgent, and al- 
most laid their commands on him; "excuses (says the 
Doctor) were not admitted, and a refusal could not be 
justified." So far was the Doctor from acting in discon- 
nection with the Convention, that he tells us "he was care- 
"ful to follow the directions he had received and to con- 
"sult the most judicious of his friends, in regard to the 
"method and management of the work." Hence it ap- 
pears, that the Doctor had not only a commission for, but* 
direction in his publication, and that the Appeal is the 
product of the united efforts of the Right Reverendly- 
inclined Clergy of the provinces of York and Jersey, in 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 337 

full Convention met. — The Peiiniisylvania Gazette, No. 
2085, December 8, 1768. 

The Subscribers, assignees of the estate of William 
Brown, late of Woolwich, in the county of Gloucester, in 
New-Jersey (for the use of his creditors) give this public 
notice, that, in order to compleat a settlement of his af- 
fairs, they will expose to sale by public vendue, on the 2d 
day of January next, at the house of William Cooper, at 
the Ferry, opposite Philadelphia, at 2 o'clock in the after- 
noon, 

A Valuable Tract of Land and Swamp, containing 
1000 acres, or thereabouts, situate in Broadkill Hundred, 
in the county of Sussex, on Delaware, adjoining the land 
of Benjamin Mifflin, where he now lives, and within four 
miles of a good landing on Broadkill river, which empties 
into Delaware-Bay. The upland is esteemed good strong 
land; near one half of the tract is swamp, on which is a 
great quantity of timber, and may be easily drained, so 
as to make excellent meadow or hemp-ground, and so di- 
vided with the upland as to be capable of making four 
plantations, of equal value. The whole will be sold to- 
gether, or in lots of 250 acres each, as may best suit the 
purchaser. Any person inclining to purchase, may view 
the premises, by applying to said Benjamin Mifflin. The 
conditions of the sale will be made known at the place 
aforesaid, by Samuel Biles, John Hinchman, and 
Samuel Blackwood. 

To Be Sold, 
A Plantation lying on Shrewsbury road, 4 miles from 
Allentown, in the township of Upper Freehold, in the 
county of Monmouth, and province of Fast- Jersey, con- 
taining 286 acres of Land, 40 acres of good English 
meadow, and as much more may be made, with little im- 



338 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

provement, the upland very good for wheat or other grain, 
the whole well watered and timbered. There are on the 
premises, a two story house, barn, waggon-house, smoak- 
house and two good bearing orchards, that never miss 
bearing plenty of fruit every year : The house stands 
exceeding pleasant, and has a prospect of the meadows 
from the door; there is a good mill within one mile of 
the premises, and three others the farthest not exceeding 
four miles; also nine miles to a landing: There is a 
Quaker Meeting-House about two miles distance, a Bap- 
tist Meeting-House about two miles distance, and a Church 
and Presbyterian Meeting-House not exceeding four 
miles ;^ the property of John Clarke, late of Stony-Brook, 
deceased. Any person inclining to purchase, may apply 
to the subscriber, living on the premises, where the condi- 
tions of sale may be known, from 

William Clarke 

Penn's Neck, Salem County, Dec. 6, 1768. 
Whereas Modlin, the wife of Joseph Jiddery, of Lower 
Penn's Neck, hath behaved herself very disorderly against 
him, which makes him apprehensive that she will run him 
in debt to his hurt; this is therefore to give notice to all 
persons not to trust her on my account, as I am fully de- 
termined not to pay any debt of her contracting after this 

date. 

Joseph Jiddery. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2086, December 
15, 1768. 

Whereas my Wife Mary Elizabeth, has without ajiy 
just Cause, eloped from my Bed and Board : These are 
therefore to forewarn all Persons, that I will pay no Debt 

1 The Quaker Meeting House was probably at Freehold; the Baptist 
Meeting House at Middletown; the Church (of England) and the Pres- 
byterian Meeting House at AUontown. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 339 

of her contracting since her Elopement, therefore, that 
no Person harbour, entertain or trust her on my Account. 

Andries Kunter. 
Hackinsack, gth December, 1768. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1354, December 15, 1768. 

Was taken up adrift, last week, opposite Marcus Hook, 
a cedar skiff, with mulberry timbers, not painted, with a 
turpentine bottom. Whoever has lost the same, may have 
her again, by applying to Samuel Hewes in New-Jersey, 
opposite Marcus Hook, proving their property and pay- 
ing charges. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1358, De- 
cember 15, 1768. 

Neiv-York, December 19. The 9th Instant, the Sloop 
Bowler, Captain Hylton arrived here from Virginia; on 
the 25th of November, passing Great Egg Harbour, he 
saw a Ship ashore, but was unable to give her any As- 
sistance, she fired half Minute Guns, and 'tis supposed was 
bound from Boston for Philadelphia. 

The Publick are desired to take Notice, That the 
Stage from the New-Bridge, for Powles-Hook, will ride 
but once a Week, after the Holy Days, till the Severity 
of the Season is over. Attendance will be given every 
Tuesday, at the usual Hours, by the Publick's much 

obliged, and 

Very humble Servant, 

• • Andrew Van Buskirk 

— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
894, December 19, 1768. 

Neiv-York, Deceinber 19. We hear from Nezvark, that 
last Week came on a Trial there in the Circuit Court, be- 



340 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 768 

tvveen James Arnet, Plaintiff, and one Grahcun^ late Quar- 
ter-Master in the i6th Regiment, Defendant. The Charge 
was for tiring a Gun wilfully into a Barn in ElisabetJi- 
Toivn, some Time ago, which set it on Fire, and burnt it 
up, together with two valuable Horses that were in it. 
The Evidence being pretty clear. Verdict was given for 
the Plaintiff, with full Costs of Smt.—The Nezv York 
Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1355, December 19, 
[768. 

Joseph Burwell, Post-Rider, 

Takes this method tO' inform the Public, that he has 
engaged to ride from the Union Iron-works, in New-Jer- 
sey to Philadelphia, for one year, commencing the first 
day of December, 1768; that during the three Winter 
months, viz. December, January and February, he per- 
forms the said stage once in two weeks, and the other nine 
months, he purposes to* ride weekly. He sets out from his 
house, in Quaker Town, on Wednesday, arrives at the 
Indian King, in Market-street, Philadelphia, on Thursday 
morning, and sets out again in the afternoon, on his return 
back. Such Persons that have any Business to transact, 
that he can serve them in, are desired to be ready at the 
times appointed, when he will receive their commands, 
and execute the same, with the greatest Care and Fidelity, 
with gTateful Acknowledgments to those, who are pleased 
to employ him. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2087, 
December 22, 1768. 

To be Let, for the term of five years, and entered in the 
last of March next, 

A Valuable plantation, situate within three miles of 
the town of Salem, in Manington township, Salem county, 

1 Peter Graham was commissioned Quartermaster of the 16th British 
HeKiment, July 10, 1767. The regiment was in duty in America, 1768- 
17V3. 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 34 1 

West-New-Jersey, containing 600 acres, 240 whereof are 
new banked meadow ground, lying on Manington and 
Salem creek, of which between 20 and 30 acres will be fit 
for grass seed this spring; about 60 acres are old drain'd 
meadow, and somewhat above 100 acres of cleared upland: 
the rest is well timbered, the upland is strong, and will bear 
good wheat or any other sort of grain ; the meadow ground 
would suit for hemp as well as grass; the new bank is in 
very good order; there is on the premises a good frame 
house, with two rooms on a floor, and a large log kitchen, 
a barn 30 feet by 50, with stalls for feeding 16 oxen, which 
is intended to be built and finished by next harvest; the 
place is well suited for a large dairy, or for feeding cattle, 
and an excellent range for hogs. Any person inclining 
to rent the premises, may be informed of the conditions, 
by applying to the subscriber, in Philadelphia. 

Richard Whister. 

N. B. Salem is the county town and public landing, 
from whence any produce may be sent to Philadelphia 
market, for a trifling expence. — TJie Pennsylvania Chron- 
icle, No. 103, December 26-Jamiary 2, 1769. 

21^" The Public are desired to suspend their Judgment 
of a Paragraph of News inserted in Mr. Parker's last Pa- 
per, with Regard to the burning of a Barn at Elizabeth- 
Town, in April 1767, until the Matter is fairly related, 
which shall be done in this Paper next week. P. G. 
— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercnry, No. 
895, December 26. 1768. 

Princeton, December 6, 1768. 

Six Dollars Reward, 
For apprehending and delivering to the Subscriber, or 
to his Deputy at Mill-Stone, a certain Thomas Stiles, who 
being under Sentence of Death, broke and made his es- 



342 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

cape from the common Goal at Mill-Stone in the County 
of Somerset and Province of Nezv-Jersey. He is a well 
set young Fellow, of about 20 Years of Age, about five 
Feet six Inches high, has black Hair, and is of a swarthy 
Complection. His dress cannot be particularly described. 
It is hoped that every one, not merely for the Reward, but 
that public Justice may be had on the Criminal, will use 
their Endeavours to have him apprehended. 

Robert Stockton, Sheriff. 
— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1356, December 26, 1768. 

New-Jersey, December 20, 1768. 
Three Pounds Reward 
Run away from the Subscriber on Saturday Night last, 
a certain Daniel Stone, who has been from Ireland about 
two Years; has much of the Brogue in his Talk, is near 20 
Years old, and about five Feet ten Inches high, with a fair 
Complexion, and black Hair : He took with him a little 
brown Horse between 13 and 14 Hands high, with a Sad- 
dle and Bridle. The said Daniel Stone, had on when he 
absconded, a Thickset Fustian Coat and Waistcoat, a Sil- 
ver-laced Hat, an old brown Bath Rug Great Coat, a Pair 
of Buckskin Breeches, and a Pair of brown Homespun 
Stockings. Whoever will apprehend the said Runaway, 
or give Notice where the Horse may be found, shall be 
entitled to the above Reward to be paid by me. 

John Carey 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1356, December 29, 1768. 

Woodbridge, December 19, 1768. 
Notice is hereby given, that Nathaniel Heard hath 
taken up a straggling person, a man of about 30 or 35 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 343 

years of age. He would give no satisfactory account of 
himself when under examination and was committed to 
goal in Perth-Amboy, by order of Stephen Skinner, Esq; 
he is about 5 feet 10 inches high, has dark brown hair, of a 
swarthy complexion, and has a stoop in his shoulders ; he 
is very still in company, appears to be a subtle fellow, 
writes a good hand, and has one ancle much bigger than 
the other; his wearing apparel but poor. Now if it ap- 
pears by this description, that he is any gentleman's ser- 
vant, or that any one hath any demand on him, they are 
desired to make it known to the subscriber, or to the Jail- 
keeper in Perth-Amboy, within 4 or 5 weeks, or he will 
be sold to pay cost. 

Nathaniel Heard/ 

— Tlie Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2088, December 29, 
1768. 

Mr. Gaine, 

A Gentleman who assisted as Counsel for Mr. Graham, 
in the Suit brought against him by James Arnet, for 
the burning of his Barn, which was lately tried at 
Newark, as is mentioned in Mr. Parker's last Paper, 
in Justice to Mr. Graham's Character, furnishes you 
with the following Account of Trial; which it is not 
doubted you will convey to the Public thro' the Chan- 
nel of your Paper, for the Justification of his Char- 
acter. The Representation published by him is in 
Substance, that the Charge against Mr. Graham, was 
for wilfully burning the Plaintiff's Barn; that the 
Evidence was clear, and the Jury found a Verdict 
for the Plaintiff. 

The true State of the Case is as follows, to wit. The 
Plaintiff's Declaration contained a double Charge: First. 



1 For sketch of Nathaniel Heard, see N. J. Archives, Second Series, 
1., 9. 



344 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1768 

That the Defendant negligently discharged his Fusee so 
near the Plaintiff's Barn, that by Reason thereof the Barn 
was set on Fire and consumed. Secondly, That the De- 
fendant maliciously intending to deprive the Plaintiff of 
his Barn, set it on Fire, by which it was consumed. With 
Respect to the last Charge, there was not the least Evi- 
dence offered to support.it; and it was universally agreed 
that the Barn was fired by Accident. With Respect to the 
first Charge, the Evidence was far from being clear. Mr. 
Graham, and three other Officers, were going to divert 
themselves with their Fusees; in passing near the Barn, 
one of them discharged his Fusee at a Bird, and it is sup- 
posed that the Wadding fell on some scattered Hay near 
the Barn, by which the Fire was conveyed to the Barn. 
This was indeed mere Conjecture founded on this Fact, 
That a Person at a Distance, and who did not hear the 
Discharge of the Fusee, saw the Hay burning, and the 
Fire extending itself towards the Barn, and a few Minutes 
after the Barn was in Flames. Mr. Shilleto, one of the 
Officers, confessed he had discharged the Fusee; but hav- 
ing immediately after the x^ccident left the Country to 
avoid a Prosecution, Mr. Graham lost the Benefit of his 
Testimony. The other two Officers who were with Messrs 
Graham and Shilleto, and therefore best able to determine 
who it was that discharged the Fusee, fixed it by their 
Evidence fully and positively on Mr. Shilleto, and deposed 
that there was but one Fusee discharged in the Company, 
from the Time they left the Place where they had dined, 
till the Barn was discovered to be in Flames; but their 
Testimony was opposed by that of two other Witnesses, 
who, at a Distance saw one of the Company of Officers 
discharge his Fusee near the Barn. One of these Wit- 
nesses declared, That immediately after the Discharge, he 
knew the officer to be Mr. Graham, and the other declared, 



1768] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 345 

That the Person who discharged the Fusee, was the first 
who entered into Mr. Woodruff's Store, and who was 
proved by other Witnesses to have been Mr. Graham ; but 
it was also proved. That one of those two V/itnesses, had 
before charged the Fact on Mr. Shilleto, and that the other 
had given a different Account from that which he rendered 
on his Oath. The two Oificers who were Witnesses for 
Mr. Graham, had, it seems, on an Arbitration, shewn the 
Spot in which Mr. Shilleto discharged the Fusee, and one 
of the Arbitrators was produced to prove it; and he de- 
clared, That it appeared to him impossible that a Discharge 
of a Fusee at that Place, could have fired the Barn. A 
discharged Soldier also swore, That he saw the four Offi- 
cers with Fusees; that one of them fired, which drew his 
Attention, and at that Instant, Mr. Shilleto was some 
Yards behind the others, and asked them who had fired; 
but the Distance, at which this Soldier declared this Tran- 
saction happened from the Barn, did not agree with the 
Account given by the Plaintiff's Witnesses. This is in 
Substance the Evidence that was offered on the Trial, 
which must appear far from clear. The AVitnesses seemed 
at first View to be opposed to each other, and the Jury 
tho't it their Duty to reconcile their Testimony, if possible, 
which they did by supposing that two Fusees were dis- 
charged at different Distances from the Barn ; the one at 
the Spot shewn to the Arbitrators, they supposed to have 
been discharged by Mr. Shilleto; the other, near the Barn, 
by Mr. Graham. This Supposition could not however be 
reconciled with the Testimony of the two Officers, unless 
it should be thought that two Fusees had been discharged 
in their Company, and that they had forgot the Discharge 
of one of them. It was upon this Principle however that 
the Jury, after four Hours Recess from the Bar, found a 
Verdict for the Plaintiff. 

P. G. 



346 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

All Persons having any Demands upon the Estate of 
Moses Ogden, late of Elizabeth-Town, deceased, are de- 
sired to bring in their Accounts, that the same may be ad- 
justed; also those who are any wise indebted tO' the said 
Estate, are desired speedily to discharge their Obligations, 
to prevent further Trouble. 

Mary Ogden, Executrix, i 

Robert Ogden > Executors. 

John Cousens Ogden ) 

Mary Ogden, 

(J'Vidozv of the said Moses Ogden,) 
Acquaints the Public, that the Business of Shoe-mak- 
ing is carried on as usual ; and that Orders for any Article 
in that Way, shall be complied with in the best and most 
expeditious Manner. — TJie Nezv York Gazette and Week- 
ly Mercury, No. 896, Jamtary 2, 1769. 

Perth-Amhoy, December 28, 1768. 
By Order of Stephen Skinner and Jonathan Fracce, 
Esqrs. Judges of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for 
the County of Middlesex, in the Province of New- Jersey: 
Notice is hereby given, to the Creditor or Creditors re- 
spectively of Robert Lee, an Insolvent Debtor, in the Goal 
of the said County, to shew Cause, if any they have, be- 
fore the said Judges, at the House of Elijah Dunham, Inn- 
holder, in the City of Perth-Amhoy, on Monday the 
Twenty third Day of January next, why an Assignment 
of the said Debtor's Estate, respectively, should not be 
made, and the said Robert Lee discharged, pursuant to the 
Directions of an Act of the Governor, Council and Gen- 
eral Assembly, intitled, "An Act for the Relief of Lisol- 
vent Debtors." 

Were found on Long-Island, between Nezv-York Ferry 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 347 

and the Narrozvs, a red Morocco pocket book, and a silk 
handkerchief : The pocket book was inclosed in a black 
silk case, and contained a £. 3 Jersey Bill, some needle- 
work, and several papers, among which is a Ticket for a 
ball. They are supposed to have been dropt by a lady. 

As the person who found them, was on a journey, and 
was not acquainted with a fit person to leave them with, 
nearer to Nezv-York, the owner is desired to apply for 
them to the subscriber in Princetown. 

December 30, 1768. 

Jonathan D. Serjeant. 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1357, January 2, 1769. 

Magazines being the taste of the age, and found to pos- 
sess many conveniences, such as gratifying the curiosity 
of the public, and serving as a repository for many small, 
tho' valuable, pieces that would otherwise be lost to the 
world, Lewis Nicola proposes publishing such a work 
monthly, under the title of 

THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE. 

There will be annually 13 numbers (containing three 
sheets each in 8vo) viz. One for every month, and an 
appendix consisting of a general title page, index, &c. 

The price to each subscriber will be Thirteen Shillings 
Pennsylvania currency, to be paid at the time of subscrib- 
ing. 

Such persons as choose to favour the public with essays, 
pieces of poetry, &c. are desired to forward them to the 
editor Lewis Nicola, or to Messrs. Hall and Sellers, Will- 
iam and Thomas Bradford, or Mr. William Goddard. 
Printers, in Philadelphia 

Subscriptions will be taken, and papers to be inserted in 



348 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

the Magazine received by the following persons. Mr. 
Hunt, Trenton; Mr. Charles Petit, Burlington; Mr. 
John Henry, and Mr. Jonathan Baldwin, Princeton; 

Elias Boudinot, Esq; Elizabeth-Town — The 

Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 104, January 2-9, 1769. 



View of 

Farm and 

Two 

Houses. 



To Be Sold 

A Very good House with eight 
Acres of good Pasture Land adjoin- 
ing, situate about one Mile from New- 
ark Church, on the main Road to Sec- 
ond River. The House is almost new, 
45 Feet by 32, fronts the Road, has 4 
good Rooms on a Floor, with a Fire-Place in each, an 
Entry through nine Feet wide, a good Cellar under the 
Whole, which has one Fire-Place for a Kitchen, the Door 
of which opens in the Rear even with the Ground : On 
the whole it is very convenient for a Gentleman's Country 
Seat or Store, as a great Part of the Trade of Newark 
passes by the Door, and the Lot joins the River, gives a 
fine Prospect of the River both above and below Newark, 
as well as of Capt. Kennedy's Mansion-House, and Plan- 
tation on Barbadoes Neck. On the Land there is a good 
Chaise House and Barn, about 80 young Apple Trees, be- 
sides other Fruit Trees and Garden. Also a Pot-Ash 
Works with three Boilers and one Copper, and as com- 
plete an oven for refining as any in America, will be sold 
either with or without the other, on reasonable Terms. 
Apply to Isaac Myer, on the Premises, or Thomas 
Grant, at New-York. 

N. B. If more Land should be wanted, it may be had 
on reasonable Terms in the Neighbourhood. — The Nezu 
York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1357, January 
S, 1769- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 349 

Gloucester County, December 31, 1768. 
Was committed to the Goal of this County on the 15th 
Instant, a certain Man, on Suspicion of being a Runaway; 
he calls himself William Gould, says he understands the 
Business of making Pot-ash, Pearl-ash and Boston Crown 
Soap, and that he lately lived at Benjamin Kendall's Pot- 
ash Works. These are to inform his Master, if any he 
has, that if he does not come in two Weeks from this 
Date, pay Charges, and take him away, he will be sold for 

the same, by 

JosiAH Chattin, Goaler. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2089, January 5, 
1769. 

Bordentown, January 2, 1768 [ ?] 

To be sold by public vendue, on Monday, the 5th day 
of March next, on the premises, for the benefit of the cred- 
itors of William Imlay, 

All his real estate, consisting of sundry houses and lots 
in Bordentown, Burlington county, West-Jersey. 

One lot of ground containing one acre; on which is 
built a large two story brick house and kitchen; a large 
pork house, smoke house, fat house, cooper's shop, barn, 
stable, chair and hay house; the dwelling house is situate 
in a very good part of the town for a store, in which that 
business has been carried on for these 18 years past with 
considerable success; the whole being well calculated and 
very convenient for a store, and barreling pork. 

Also one other valuable lot of ground, containing two 
acres; on which is a two story brick house and kitchen; 
also a young orchard of choice grafted fruit. 

Likewise one other lot of ground, containing one fifth 
of an acre; on which is a frame house. 

Also two other lots of ground, containing one fifth of 
an acre each. 



350 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

The vendue to begin at ten o'clock, at which time the 
conditions of sale will be made known. 

John Imlay ) 

Henry Drinker > Assignees 

Clement Biddle ) 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 105, January 9- 
16, 1769. 

New-York, January 9. On Wednesday December 
28th, 1768, at his Seat in Morris County, departed this 
Life, Captain Robert Troup, /Etat 60. With all the 
Fortitude of the Hero, he joined the Meekness, Benevo- 
lence and Compassion of the Christian. Warmed with 
true British Ardour in the late Wars, he signaliz'd him- 
self in the Cause of his Country, and atchieved Victories 
worthy the Cognizance of Fame. A tender and loving 
Husband, a kind Parent, a sincere Friend, and an Ex- 
ample of steady Veracity and diffusive Charity : He fin- 
ished his Course lamented by all around him. 

His humble Stone, what fezv vain Marbles can, 
May justly say. Here lies an honest Man. Pope. 

The Ferry from Powles-Hook, to Mesier's Dock, at 
New-York, together with the House, Stables, and some 
Pasture Land, is to be sold at public Vendue, on Monday 
the 23d Inst, for the Term of four Years, from May next. 
Conditions to be seen on the Day of Sale, at the Ferry 
House, at Powles-Hook. — The Nezv York Gazette and 
Weekly Mercury, No. 897, January 9, 1769. 

January 9, 1769. 
Took up something more than two Months since, a 
small Yawl, or Moses Boat : The Owner describing her, 
and paying Charges, may have her again, by applying to 
John Hartshorne, at Black-Point, in Shrcivsbnry. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 351 

New- York, January 4, 1769. 
Lost on Monday last, about 5 o' Clock, on the Road 
leading from Powles-Hook to Bergen-Point, a Pair of 
Saddle Bags, mark'd Willing and Todd, on the Mouth, 
in which was contained as follows : Sixty Half Johan- 
nes's, 125 Dollars and a Doubloon, Nine Yards Crimson 
Damask, Three ruffled Shirts, marked W. S. one Pair 
Stone Knee Buckles, one Stock ditto, in a Stock, one Pair 
of Cotton Sattinet Breeches, two Pair white broad ribb'd 
worsted Stockings, two colour'd Silk Handkerchiefs, and 
three Pocket Handkerchiefs. Whoever finds the above, 
and will bring it to Michael Cornelius, at Powles-Hook, 
or to the Printing-Office in Beaver-street, shall receive 
Twenty Pounds Reward, and all reasonable Charges 
paid. — The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1358, January 9, 1769. 



A View 



OF 



Farm. 



To Be Sold 

A Tract of land lying in Freehold, 
in the county of Monmouth, East 
New-Jersey; containing about six 
hundred acres, on which is a good 
house, barn, three orchards, and up- 
wards of three hundred acres of cleared 
upland and meadow. The said tract 
is so situated, that it will answer to make three farms or 
settlements; so that there may be a sufficient quantity of 
clear upland and meadow, and plenty of good timber to 
each part; The whole would suit any gentleman or far- 
mer, the most part good land, lying in a good neighbour- 
hood, a healthy pleasant place, and as beautiful a prospect, 
as perhaps any in the province. Any person who inclines 
to purchase, may have the whole, or either of the parts, 
by applying to the subscriber who lives on the premises. 

John Anderson. 



352 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Also to be sold, A tract of land lying in said Freehold, 
belonging to Joseph Newton, jun. containing as is sup- 
posed, about sixty acres, the^most part cleared, having on 
it a good orchard, house, barn, and smith's shop (being 
a suitable place for a blacksmith, having been occupied by 
blacksmiths upwards of fifty years.) Also near two hun- 
dred acres of wood land lying about a mile distant from 
the same. Any person inclining to purchase, may apply 
to the subscriber for further particulars. 

January 6, 1769. John Anderson. 

— The Neiv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1358, January 12, 1769. 

To Be Sold, 

A Valuable plantation, situate in the precinct of Piles- 
grove, county of Salem, and province of West New-Jer- 
sey, lying on the great road that leads to Gloucester, con- 
taining about 250 acres of land, a quantity of good 
meadow, and more may easily be made; the upland very 
good for wheat, or other grain; the whole well watered 
(with a good spring by the house) and well timbered. 
There are on the premises a two story frame house, with 
two rooms on a floor, a brick kitchen, smoke house, and 
other out-houses, two good large .barns, with a great deal 
of stable room. The place is very convenient for keeping 
shop or tavern; there has formerly been a shop kept there, 
having a convenient brick building for the same, with 
good stone cellars under shop and house; a large apple 
orchard of good fruit. The house stands exceeding pleas- 
ant, facing the great road. There is a good grist-mill, 
saw-mill, and fulling-mill, joining said place, within 6 
miles of a landing, and 5 miles from the glass house. 
There are Quaker, Baptist and Presbyterian meeting- 
houses, not exceeding 3 miles from said place; late the 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 353 

property of John Richman, Esq; deceased. Any person 
inclining to purchase said place, may apply to the sub- 
scriber, living on the premises, where the conditions of 
sale may be known. Isaac Richman 

To Be Sold, 
A Tract of land, containing 120 acres, by Matthew 
NiEUKiRK, and Jacob Richman, executors of the last 
will and testament of Abraham Nieukirk, deceased, lying 
in the township of Pilesgrove, in the county of Salem, and 
province of West-Jersey; the one half cleared land, and 
some meadow ground cleared, the remainder wood-land; 
the upland all good wheat-land; a frame house, and log 
kitchen, on said premises, and a log barn; a young thriv- 
ing apple and peach orchard. The title indisputable. Any 
person inclining to purchase the same, on paying one third 
of the money down, may have a reasonable time to pay 
the remainder, paying interest, and giving good security, 
if required, unto Matthew Nieukirk and Jacob Rich- 
man, executors. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2090, 
January 12, 1769. 

Captain Fairey left Halifax the 5th of November, and 
met with several hard gales of wind, in which he shipped 
some very heavy seas, and received considerable damage 
in his sails and rigging. On the 29th ult. falling in with 
the land to the northward of our Capes, he saw a sloop 
ashore. — TJie Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1362, January 
12, 1769. 

To be Sold by 
Israel Pemberton 
Several plantations near Cohansey, in Cumberland 
county. West Jersey. 

23 



354 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

Jan. 20, 1769. 
Ran away last night, from the subscriber, living in the 
city of Burlington, the two following described servant 
men, the one named Christopher Archibold, about twenty- 
one years of age, a short well set fellow, about five feet 
four inches high, pock-marked, wears his own hair, which 
is of a dark brown : — Had on, when he went away, a blan- 
ket coat, white swanskin jacket, with sleeves, and a red 
serge under it, check shirt, lightest-coloured plush breech- 
es, a small beaver hat, about half worn — The other named 
John Jones, about seventeen years of age, five feet four 
inches high, pock marked, thin faced, short brown hair, 
stoops in his walk, and has a down look : — Had on, when 
he went away, a short grey coat, lined with red baize, an 
old velvet jacket, of a snuff colour, buckskin breeches, and 
a felt hat. Whoever apprehends and secures said servants, 
so that their master may have them again, shall receive a 
reward of Forty Shillings, and reasonable charges, or 
Twenty Shillings for each, paid by 

Joseph Haight. 
— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. io6, January i6- 
23, 1769. 

Notice is hereby given to Daniel Cooper. Junior,^ Sher- 
iff of Morris County, in New- Jersey and all others whom 
it may concern, That there is a Man now in Goal at Jam- 
aica, in Queen's County, in the Province of New- York, 
who hath confessed himself to be John Smith, who some 
Time past broke out of Morris County Goal; for appre- 



1 Daniel Cooper, junior, was born January- 14, 1729, at Piscataway, 
Middlesex county, son of Daniel Cooper (b. May 1. 1695; m. six times 
and d. May 2, 1795, having- just rounded out a century) and Grace 
Runyon, his wife. It was doubtless the father who was appointed 
Judge of the Morris county courts in 1761, and again in 1768. The son 
held the offlce of Sheriff in 1761. and was again appointed in 1767. He 

m. , 1st, Conover; 2d, Nancy Cross, dau. of the Rev. Mr. Cross. 

He lived in Passaic Valley, on a farm of 500 acres, derived from his 
father. He d. May — , 1787. Three of his sons went to Kentucky. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 355 

bending of whom there is Ten Dollars offered, in the New 
York Gazette, of October the 31st last past. 

Per Samuel Smith, Esq; 
— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
899, Jamiary 16, 1769. 

Nezu-Yorkj January 16. We bear from Little Egg- 
Harbour, that in the Time of the late Snow Storm a little 
before Christmas, three young Swamp-men, who lived in 
one Cabin, two of them Brothers, named Smith, carried 
a Bag of Corn each to a Mill, about 8 Miles from their 
Residence, and while their Grists were grinding, they 
went to a Tavern at a small Distance from the Mill, where 
having drank pretty freely, they returned to the Mill, in 
the Evening took their Baggs on their Backs, and went 
off with Design to go home : The next Morning, one was 
found dead in the Snow, and his Bag nigb him, with an 
Appearance as if he had struggled to get his Bag from the 
Ground. Some Distance another was found in the Snow, 
with some Signs of Life; he was taken to a House, and 
Means used for his Recovery, but to no Purpose : The 
other had made a shift to get to an old Cabin, and had 
tried to make a up a Sort of a Bed with Leaves, but the 
Cold overcome him, so that he was froze to Death also. — 
The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1359, 
January 16, 1769. 

Run away the 2d instant, (January, 1769,) from 
Evant Van Zile, of Second River, Bergen County, New- 
Jersey, an Irish servant lad, named Robert Campbel, 
about 18 years of age, and 5 feet high, slim bodied, fair 
complexion, pale face, one of his feet a little crooked, oc- 
casioned by a bruise, has a scal'd head, is very fluent of 
speech, has much of the L^ish accent, and can speak Eng- 
lish, Dutch, and High Dutch : He had on among other 



356 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

things, a dark grey bearskin half surtout coat, a pair of 
black plush breeches, and a blue and white worsted cap. 

Whoever brings the said runaway to his master, will be 
paid two dollars reward, if taken up within, or three dol- 
lars, if taken up out of the said province, besides all rea- 
sonable charges. Supposed to be gone towards Millstone. 

Notice is hereby given, that the plantation belonging 
to George Hicks, absconded, lying opposite to Middletown 
Point, in East New-Jersey, will be exposed to sale by way 
of public vendue, at the house of Jarrett Wall, at Mount- 
pleasant, on Wednesday the first day of March next. The 
said plantation contains about 120 acres of land, whereon 
is a dwelling-house, barn, a very good bearing orchard, 
some very good salt meadow, and not much of the land 
cleared. The vendue to begin at one o'clock said day; 
where the conditions of sale will be published. January 
the 1 6th, 1769. 

John Burrowes ) 
By us Jarrett Wall, and > Auditors. 

Lewis Forman ) 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1359, January 19, 1769. 

A List of Letters remaining in the Post-Ofdce, PJiil- 
adelphia 

B. Mrs. Biggs, Mountholly 

D. Jonathan Davis, Salem County. 

F Mary Fitch, Mountholly 

J. Richard Jones, near Woodbury. 

M. Samuel Morgan, Pilesgrove. 

T. Capt. Jacob Thede, John Thompson, Joshua Tag- 
gart, Pilesgrove. 

W. Stephen Wilson, Cumberland County. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 357 

To Be Sold or Lett, 

By the Subscriber, living in Philadelphia, near the 
Drawbridge, 

A Valuable Plantation in West Jersey, on Salem- 
creek, and is Part on Delaware bay, the lowest Part of 
Penn's Neck, in Sale'm County, and commands a fine Pros- 
pect of the Shipping going to and from Sea; it is very 
convenient for Philadelphia Market, as Flats and Shallops 
are almost every Day going by the Premises, where there 
is an exceeding good Landing, and Shallops often take in 
their Loading there; the Distance by Land from Philadel- 
phia is about 36 Miles, and about 50 by Water; there is 
a good Seine Fishery for Rock and Perch, which with a 
little Industry may be made worth Thirty Pounds a Sea- 
son, and the Creek affords great Diversion for angling the 
whole Summer, within Sight of the House. The whole 
Tract contains 520 Acres and a Half, which is divided 
into two Plantations, one of 434 Acres and a Half, the 
other 86 Acres, whereon there is a good framed House, 
consisting of two Rooms, with a Fire-place in each, a 
Well of good Water at the Door, and a young thriving 
Orchard, of grafted Fruit. On the 434 acres there is a 
good frame house, with 4 rooms on the lower floor, and 
good cellars under the whole; a good kitchen and lodging 
rooms over it; and at a small distance there is a neat good 
dairy house, a well of exceeding good water, a large barn 
and stables, in good repair. There are about 100 acres of 
cleared land, fit for raising any kind of grain, and allowed, 
by competent judges, to be the best land in that part of the 
Jerseys. There are about 40 acres of drained meadow, 
which require but a short bank; about 200 acres of ex- 
ceeding good high marsh, firm enough to bear a loaded 
team over any part of it; and near the middle of said 
marsh there is an island which stands high, of about 4 



35^ NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

acres, with stately oak and hickory trees on it, and affords 
a fine shelter for cattle. There is a creek that leads to it, 
navigable for a small boat. The remainder i8o acres, is 
fine timber land, consisting of very large poplar, white 
oak and hickory, with plenty of rail timber. There is a 
fine apple orchard, and a great number of peach trees that 
never fail bearing, in great plenty; the whoil soil naturally 
produces great store of white clover. If any person in- 
clines to purchase the abovementioned premises, they may 
enter on them the 25th of March, and the conditions of 
sale known, by applying to 

Thomas Cash. 

N. B. If the above place is not sold by the ist of March, 
it will then be left on good terms, to any person who will 
engage to improve it, as may be agreed on by the parties. 

Newtown Township, Gloucester County, Jan. 16, 1769. 

Whereas Judy, the wife of John Robinson, has 
eloped from her said husband, without any cause, and run 
him in debt ; this serves to forbid all persons from trusting 
her on his account,-as he will pay no debts of her contract- 
ing from the date hereof. 

John Robinson 

Burlington, January g, 1769. 
Was committed to the goal of the county of Burling- 
ton on the 5th day of this instant January, a certain man 
supposed to be a runaway, a Cooper by trade, about 29 
or 30 years of age, says he was born in the county of 
Derry, in Ireland, and came to this country with Captain 
Corwell, 7 years ago, he goes by the name of Joseph 
Bennin alias Bennett, very much pockmarked, with 
short black hair; has on an old brown nap jacket, with a 
blue under ditto, black velvet breeches, and black stock- 
ings, and check shirt. His master, if any he has, is hereby 



1769] NEWSPAPER e:?^tracts. 359 

desired to come, pay charges, and take him away, in five 
weeks from the date hereof otherwise he wiH be sold for 
the same, by me 

Ephraim Philips, Goaler. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2091, January 19, 
1769. 

TO BE LETT, 
For a TERM of ten years. 
A Plantation on Woodbury Creek, in Deptford- 
township, county of Gloucester, and West New-Jersey, 
without any expence of banks, and between seventy and 
eighty acres of excellent meadow, that will produce from 
two to four ton of English hay per acre at one crop, with 
about sixty acres of plow land, an orchard of about two 
hundred bearing trees, a good dwelling house, barn and 
out-houses, nine miles from William Cooper's ferry, and 
two miles from Ladd's Cove, and thence five miles by 
water to Philadelphia; it being pleasantly situated about 
a mile from Delaware river, and will suit well for carry- 
ing on a dairy or grazing, or both : may be entered upon 
the twenty fifth of March next. For farther particulars 
enquire of the subscriber, living on the premises. 

Abraham Chattin. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1363, January 19, 
1769. 

Absconded from his bail on the ist inst. January, one 
Matthew Johnson, of a fair complexion, has dark brown 
hair, about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, is much given to 
drink, and stoops a little in his walk : Had on a pair of 
old leather breeches, old blue duffil trowsers, patched with 
a piece of striped flannel from the waistband to the knee- 
band, old green under jacket, light coloured cloth coat. 



360 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

and half- worn beaver hat. He was bred in Bucks county 
squeaks a Httle in his speech, is about 26 years of age, and 
has little or no beard. Whoever takes up and secures said 
Matthew Johnson, so that he may be brought to justice, 
shall receive Six Dollars reward, and all reasonable char- 
ges, paid by William Sowder, in Gloucester county, near 
Raccoon creek. — Postscript to the Pennsylvania Clironicle, 
No. 106, for January 23, 1769. 

This Day is published, {Price Six Pence) and to be sold 

by the Printer hereof. 

Liberty a Poem 

Lately found in a Bundle of Papers, said to be written by 

A Hermit in New-Jersey. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 107, January 23- 

30, 1769. 

To be Lett, in the Broadway, opposite the Bowling- 
Green, a convenient House Any Person inclin- 
able to rent the same, may enquire of Joshua Mullock, 
nearly opposite Mr. David Clerkson's, in the Broadway 

Who has for Sale, Shrewsbury Butter, in Firkins. 

RtTN-away, in New-York, from the Subscriber, living 
at Middletown-Point, in East New-Jersey, last November, 
a Negro Man named Jim, speaks both English and Dutch, 
about 30 Years old, a slim Fellow, and much pitted with 
the Small Pox : Had on when he went away, an old red 
Watch Coat and Tow Trowsers. Whoever takes up and 
secures the said Negro Fellow, so that he may be had 
again, shall receive Thirty Shillings Reward, and all rea- 
sonable Charges from 

William Hyer 

— The New York Ga:::ette a)id Weekly Mercury, No. 
900, January 23, 1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 36 1 

Secretary's Office, Nezu-Jersey. 
Several Probates, Administrations, and Deeds, have 
for some Years past remained in the Officer of Burlington 
and Ainboy uncalled for, to the great Prejudice of the 
Officer : The Persons concerned are desired to call upon 
Ravande Kearney, Esq; at Perth-Amhoy, and Mr. Joseph 
Read, at Burlington, and take the same away, and thereby 
prevent the necessity of publishing a particular List. 

At Etna Furnace, Burlington County, which will be- 
gin to be in Blast the Middle of April, are wanted, a good 
Keeper, two Master-Colliers, Moulders and Stock-takers : 
Those who apply in Season, and come well recommended, 
will be encouraged. The Wood should be running in Feb- 
ruary, or beginning of March. — The New York Gazette 
or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1360, January 23, 1769. 

Run away on the 23d of this instant January, from the 
subscriber, living in the county of Burlington, and prov- 
ince of New- Jersey, a Welsh servant man, named John 
Jenkins, about 26 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, a 
fresh looking man, with black straight hair; had on, when 
he went away, a thick kersey jacket, old leather breeches, 
a little coarse felt hat, bound round the brim, two ozen- 
brigs shirts, and took with him, a little ozenbrigs bag, with 
one jacket of the sort abovementioned, one pair of stock- 
ings, and one ozenbrigs shirt in the bag. Whoever takes 
up and secures said servant in any of his Majesty's goals, 
or brings him to his master, shall have Three Pounds re- 
ward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

Isaac Hains. 

N. B. All masters of vessels, and others, are forbid to 
harbour or conceal said servant, or they may expect to be 
prosecuted as the law directs. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 2092, January 26, 1769. 



362 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Sussex County, Oxford Township, January 24, 1769. 

Run away from his bail, on or about the ist day of De- 
cember last, a man that went by the name of Samuel 
Thatcher, but it is supposed that he has changed his 
name, and may now go by some other; he is about 5 feet 
9 inches high, wears his hair tied, though somewhat short, 
and of a sandy colour; he is a carpenter by trade, and is a 
talkative fellow, and often talks of an estate he has at New- 
ark, in East-New-Jersey, at which place he says his friends 
live. Whoever will secure him in any of his Majesty's 
gaols, so that the subscriber may get him again, shall re- 
ceive a reward of Thirty Shillings, to be paid by 

AsHER Carter. 
— The Pennsyhania Chronicle, No. 108, January 30- 
Feb. 6, 1769. 

Boston, January 19. With Captain Rowland came 
over the commissions for our new American judges of the 

Admiralty, viz Hon. Jared Ingersoll, Esq; 

for New- York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and 
Virginia. The Salaries of each £. 600 Sterling, per An- 
num, payable out of the Fines and Forfeitures in America.-^ 
— Tlic Nczv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 901, 
January 30, 1769. 

Philadelphia, February 2. 
We hear the King has been pleased to appoint Richard 
Stockton, Esq; of the J'rovince of New-Jersey, Counsel- 
lor at Lazv, to he one of his Majesty's Council for that 
Province.^ " 



iThis was one of the most obnoxious measures imposed on the Col- 
onies by the mother country, and was largely influential in hastening 
the Revolution. The Admiralty Courts were administered by the 
Judges, without juries, and it was made directly to their interest to 
convict the accused, and so swell their emoluments. Their jurisdiction 
was extended to include the enforcement of the shipping, revenue and 
other laws, and so these Courts became most offensive instruments of 
oppression. 

2 For a sketch of Richard Stockton, see N. J. Archives, X, 427. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^3 

To he Sold oh Credit, 
A Good Plantation, on Little Egg Harbour; one 
third of which is as good meadow as any on that shore; 
and part of the upland well dunged; has on it a new two 
story house, with a barn, &c. Is extremely well situated 
for fishing and fowling. Also about 25 acres of choice 
marsh on Oldman's creek, ready banked in. Any person 
who purchases either of the said tracts of land, may have 
iool. cash (if wanted) to help improve and stock them, 
and considerable time will be allowed for payment, by 
giving good security, and paying interest. For further 
particulars, enquire of the subscriber in Market-street, 
Philadelphia. 

William Sitzgreaves 

N. B. Said Sitzgreaves continues the Vendue for the 
public sale of all sorts of goods &c. on Fridays and Sat- 
urdays, as usual; and his friends, and others, who please 
to favour him with their custom, may depend on his best 
endeavours to please them. — TJic Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 2093, February 2, 1769. 

New- York, December 26. 

On Saturday night about 12 o'clock arrived in a pilot- 
boat from Sandy-Hook, Eliphalet Neal, late master of 
the schooner Felicity, from Piscataway,-^ bound to North 
Carolina, with rum, &c. Nath. Rand, mate, and super- 
cargo, Wm. Thresher and Paul Randell, foremast men, 

who gave the following account They left Piscataway 

the ist instant, had bad weather and contrary winds, till 
they passed the Vineyard; on Monday the i6th had hard 
gales, which obliged them to lie too, most of the time till 
Thursday, when it grew moderate and almost calm. Fri- 
day afternoon made the Highland off the Neversinks, 

1 New Hampshire. 



364 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 7^9 

about 3 or 4 leagues distant; at 7 discovered a leak, which 
gained upon them 6 inches in less than ten minutes, though 
the pumps were going. They then got out the boat, and 
had only time to take a very few cloaths and a compass, 
before the vessel sunk to the water's edge; a large awell 
driving out to sea; they left the Vessel, at about 11 got 
ashore near Sandy-Hook, sent out a pilot boat to search 
for the vessel, but found only the binnacle, a caboose, and 
sugar-box, so that probably the vessel had sunk. — The 
Pemisyhania Journal, A^o. 1365, February 2, 1769. 

Nezv-York, February 6. Saturday the 28th ult. died 
at his House at Neiv Barbados Neck in Bergen County, 
aged 89 Years, Warner Rieliards, Esq ; he was born in the 
Island of Barbados, and was the last Survivor of a Num- 
ber of Gentlemen, who came from that Island, and pur- 
chased that Neck upwards of 60 Years ago. He was re- 
markable for a very vigorous and strong Constitution. 

We hear from Nezvark, that late on Saturday Night 
last, the House of Moses Ogden, Esq; catch'd on Fire, 
and was entirely consumed, with all the Furniture therein; 
and it was with the greatest Difficulty the Family escaped. 
A Negro Boy unhappily perished in the Flames. 'Ti< sup- 
posed that Mr. Ogden's Loss will amount to £. 1000. 

To Be Let, 
A Very genteel House, in Newark, in East New -Jersey, 
two Stories high, containing Eight Rooms with Fire- 
places, a spacious Garret, and a Cellar under the whole 
House, with a handsome Kitchen, and a new Barn. Also 
about 3 Acres of choice Land adjoining the same. The 
House is beautifully situated in the Front or Market- 
Square, leading to Pasaick River, and about 100 Yards 
Distance from the English Church. Inquire of Isaac Og- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^5 

den. Esq,; at Newark, or Philip Van Cortlandt, at Jam- 
aica on Long Island. 

Middlesex County. ) Pursuant to an Order of Stephen 
New-Jersey, ^ Skinner and Jonathan Frazee, 

Esqrs; two of the Judges of the said County Court of 
Middlesex, upon the Petition of David Burton, an insol- 
vent Debtor; Notice is hereby given to the Creditors of 
said Burton, to appear at the City of Perth-Amboy, on 
Tuesday the 28th Day of February next, at Twelve 
o'clock, of said Day, to shew Cause, if any be, why an 
assignment of the said Debtor's Estate, should not be 
made to Daniel Griggs, or any other Person as the Judges 
should choose, and the said Debtor be discharged from his 
Debts and Confinement, pursuant to an Act of the Gov- 
ernor, Council, and General Assembly, passed at Perth- 
Amboy, in April 1768, for the Relief of Insolvent Debt- 
ors. 

February 2d, 1769. . David Burton 

To Be Sold, 

At private Sale, and may be entered upon the First of 
April next. 

Two valuable Plantations, one of them adjoining 
Princetown, in the Province of New-Jersey, containing 
about 270 Acres, 25 of which is Meadow of the best sort, 
about 35 Acres of Wood Land, the Remainder exceeding 
good for any Kind of Grain or Pasture, and is well 
watered with many fine Springs, &c. There is on the 
Premises, a large two Story House, with three Rooms and 
an Entry on the first Floor, and five on the Second, all 
well finished, with a large Kitchen, a Milk-House, with 
a Spring in it, a Granary, a Barn, 40 Feet by 32; all 
which are built of Stone, and covered with Cedar, and are 



366 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

now in good Repair, with plenty of Orcharding of grafted 
Fruit, &c. 

The other Plantation is near Kingston, and about 3 
Miles from Princeton, and contains about 330 Acres, about 
50 of which is good Meadow, and about 130 Acres of it 
Wood Land, the Remainder good for Grain or Pasture, 
and the whole well watered : There is on the Premises a 
good new Dwelling-House and Kitchen, a large Barn, 
Stable, &c. with plenty of Orcharding, and other Fruit 
Trees, &c. Any Person or Persons, inclining to purchase, 
may apply to the Subscribers, adjoining Princeton, who 
are Executors to the Estate of Samuel Horner, deceased; 
and have it in their Power to make an indisputable Title 
to the abovementioned Plantations. Reasonable Payments 
will be given without Interest : The Purchasers upon pay- 
ing a few Hundred Pounds down, may have several 
Years to pay the rest, allowing Interest after the Money 
becomes due. 

Joseph Hornor, ) 
. -r, o c Executors 

Robert Stockton, ) 

Mary Hornor, Executrix. 

Pcrth-Ainhoy, February 6, 1769. 
By order of Stephen Skinner and Jonathan Frazee, 
Esqrs; judges of the inferior courts of common pleas for 
the county of Middlesex, in the province of New-Jersey : 
Notice is hereby given, to the creditor or Creditors of 
Thomas Auten, John Smith and Obadiah Ring, insolvent 
debtors, in the goal of the said county, to shew cause, (if 
any they have) before the said judges, at the house of Eli- 
jah Dunham, innholder in the city of Perth-Amboy, on 
Tuesday the twenty-eighth day of February, why an as- 
signment of the said debtors estates respectively, should 
not be made, and the said Thomas Auten, John Smith, and 
Obadiah Ring, discharged, pursuant to the direction of a 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^7 

late act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly, 
entitled "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors." — The 
Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1362, Febru- 
ary 6, 1769. 

To Be Sold, at public vendue, on Friday the loth day 
of March next, all the real estate of Isaiah Younglove, in 
the township of Bridgewater, in Somerset county and 
province of New-Jersey, viz. one farm, whereon he now 
dwells, containing about 160 acres of land, whereon is a 
new comfortable dwelling house, with a good cellar and 
four fire places ; a good barn and thriving young orchard 
of about 400 apple trees, a considerable quantity of the 
land, cleared and in good fence, pleasantly situated, on 
a public road, about one mile and a half from Bound 
Brook town; also 12 acres of meadow ground, near the 
above premises; as also another plantation of about 100 
acres, whereon is a new framed house and other conve- 
niences, a young orchard and plenty of. meadow, and also 
a small tract of about 18 acres, with a saw mill in good 
repair, situated in the midst of a great plenty of good tim- 
ber, &c. the terms of payment made very easy, and the 
purchaser may enter on the same by the first of May next, 
as he purposes to move out of this province, as soon as his 
concerns are settled, &c. 

Said vendue to be held on the premises, and to begin at 
12 o'clock of said day, where due attendance will be given. 

Isaiah Younglove. 

N. B. The title indisputable. Feb. 4th, 1769. — The 
Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1362, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1769. 

Gloucester County, February 7, 1769. 
Was committed to the Goal of this County, a certain 
Englishman (who calls himself Walter Maloney) on Sus- 



368 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 7^9 

picion of being a Runaway, says he is a free Man, but he 
is thought to be the Man advertised in the Pennsylvania 
Gazette of October i8 last, by John Strawbridge, of Mary- 
land, by the Name of John Robinson, as he answers the 
Description of said Person; therefore his Master, if any 
he has, is desired to come, pay Charges, and take him 
away in three Weeks from this Date, or he will be sold 
out for his Charges, by 

JosL-VH Chattin, Goaler. 

— The Pennnsylvania Gazette, No. 2094, February 9, 
1769. 

On Tuesday last a Trenton shallop transporting from 
one wharf to another, was overset by the wind, and is not- 
withstanding all endeavours, froze in the ice, about a mile 
from this city. The people saved themselves in their boat. 

Good colliers and forge men, bringing recommen- 
dations, and a good keeper, will meet with encourage- 
ment at Etna Furnace and Tanton Forge, in Burlington 
county, sixteen miles from Philadelphia. The colliers 
should be there by the loth of March. — TJie Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1366, February 9, 1769. 

The Sale of William Imlay's Estate, in Bordentown, 
is to be on Wednesday, the first of March next. 

February 20, 1769. 

To be sold by public sale, on the nth day of March next, 
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon (if not disposed of by pri- 
vate sale at any time before) at William Cooper's ferry, 
opposite the city of Philadelphia, in the county of Glou- 
cester, . 
A Valuable plantation and tract of land (late the 

estate of Samuel Bonnell, deceased) situate in the town- 



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ship of Waterford, in the county of Gloucester, in the 
western division of the province of New-Jersey, contain- 
ing 130 acres and an half, or thereabouts, bounded by 
lands of John Shivers and Francis Bonnell, now in the 
tenure of Benjamin Archer, with a good frame dwelling- 
house and barn erected thereon, pleasantly situated on 
Cooper's creek, and within four miles of the city of Phil- 
adelphia, where garden truck may be raised in great 
plenty, and brought to Philadelphia market by water. 
There are about ly acres of choice good meadow, part 
whereof is under good bank. The upland is good in kind; 
about 50 acres cleared, and the rest choice good wood 
land, and very well watered. Any person inclining to 
purchase, may be assured that the title is indisputable, and 
paying one half the purchase money in hand, may have 
twelve months credit for the other half, giving security 
and paying interest. 

And on the 13th day of March next, at the London 
Coffee-House, at 6 o'clock in the evening, will be sold, by 
public vendue, a convenient brick messuage or tenement 
and lot of ground, situate on the bank of the river Dela- 
ware, between Sassafras and Vine streets, in the city of 
Philadelphia, now in the tenure of the widow White 
(being the late dwelling-house of the late Samuel Bon- 
nell, deceased) containing in breadth on Front-street and 
Water-street 15 feet, and in length or depth from Front- 
street to Water-street, under the quitrent, or proprietary 
thirds of One Shilling sterling per foot per annum; and 
also under the ground-rent of Forty-five Shillings ster- 
ling per annum. For further particulars inquire of us the 
subscribers, in Philadelphia, Sarah Bonnell, Executrix, 
Thomas Bonnell, Peter Thomson, Executors. — The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. no, February 13-20, 1769. 

To be sold, a very good grist-mill, with two pair of 

24 



370 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

stones, the bolting works all going by water ; a good full- 
ing-mill, press house and dying house, all in good repair, 
and standing on a constant stream ; with two good dwell- 
ing-houses, barn, orchard, and 112 acres of good land, 
with wood land and meadow sufficient for the use of the 
place included, situated in a fine wheat country, within 
three miles of New-Brunswick, at a place known by the 
name of Lawrence's Brook; there is also a prospect of 
good iron mine, some of the ore having been tried, and 
proves exceeding good. Any body inclining to purchase, 
may apply to me, the subscriber, living near the premises, 
who will agree on reasonable terms, and give an indis- 
putable title. 

FuLCARD Van Nordstrand. 

— The Neiv York Gasefte and Weekly Merairy, No. 
903, February 13, 1769. 

Burlington, Feb. 13, 1769. 
To be Sold by public vendue, at the several times fol- 
lowing (if not before disposed of at private sale) the fol- 
lowing described plantations and tracts of land, being part 
of the estate of John Gosling, late of the County of Glou- 
cester, deceased, viz. On Monday, the 27th of February 
instant, at the house where the said Gosling died, a good 
dwelling-house, and tract of land, containing about 20 
acres, situate in the said county on the Ouohacking road; 
one half thereof is good meadow, bounded on Raccoon 
Creek; the said place is very suitable either for a store, 
tavern, or any other public business. Also a valuable 
plantation, containing about 300 acres, situate in the said 
county, about two miles from the plantation of Mr. Jacob 
Spicer, with a frame house, good orchard, and a large 
quantity of meadow on the premises, part thereof im- 
proved. On Tuesday, the 7th of March next, at the house 
of Joseph Burroughs, Innkeeper in Salem, a valuable 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3/1 

plantation, containing about 320 acres, situate in the town- 
ship of Manington, in the county of Salem, having a 
brick house, barn, and other buildings, and a bearing orch- 
ard thereon, and esteemed as good land for wheat and 
grass as any in the said county; together with a piece of 
unimproved marsh, about two miles from the said planta- 
tion, containing about 60 acres. And on the eleventh of 
April next, at the house of William Hugg, in Gloucester, 
will be sold a valuable saw-mill, situate on Still-Run, in 
the county of Gloucester, with upwards of 1500 acres of 
land, belonging to the same, having thereon a great quan- 
tity of saw timber, both oak and pine. Also a town lot in 
Gloucester, containing about half an acre; together with 
sundry shares or rights of propriety to unlocated lands. 
Any person inclining to purchase the above premises, or 
to view the same before the days of sale, may apply to the 
said Jacob Spicer, or to Mr. Jacob Richman, of Pilesgrove, 
in Salem county. The conditions of payment will be made 
known at the days of sale by 

John Lawrence, and William Smith, Trustees. 

N. B. The sale will begin at 10 o'clock in the morning 
on each of the above days. — TJic Pennsylvania Gametic, 
No. 2095, February 16, 1769. 

The Trenton Shallop, mention'd in our last to be froze 
in the ice, has since been cut out and got into a dock with- 
out receiving much damage. — Tlie Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1367, February 16, 1769. 

Yesterday arrived the Snow King George, Capt. Potts. 
He came from Lisbon, and took a Pilot on board at Cape 
May, but was blown off and obliged to put into New 
York. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. iii, February 
20-27, 1769. 



372 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

This is to give notice, that there will be sold at public 
vendue, on Wednesday the 15th March next, at two 
o'clock in the afternoon, at the house where Joshua Hur- 
tin lives, irt the town of Newark, all that house, barn, 
cyder-mill, and home-lot. Any person or persons inclin- 
ing to purchase the whole, or have it divided into three 
or four lots, may have it so, by applying to Joseph Crane, 
at Watsesson : It is very well situated for a tradesman 
or any other publick business. The Conditions of sale will 
be known at the time of sale. 

Made his Escape near Prince-Town, from Robert Ma- 
gee, and others, one David Lindsey, who was in Custody 
for Theft : He is a thin pale visag'd Man, has long brown 
Hair, grey Eyes, pitted with the Small-Pox, had on a 
brown Coat and double breasted Waistcoat, old Hat and 
Leather Breeches; and has the Letters D. L. on his Hand; 
a Pair of Trowsers which serves for a Wallet, with a Pair 
of Stays, and sundry Cloaths therein; he likewise has a 
Pass from two Justices of the Peace, Skilton, and Embly. 
Whoever secures the said Thief, so that he may be brought 
to Justice, shall receive three Pounds, Proc. and all rea- 
sonable Charges, paid by Robert Magee, living near Cran- 
berry, New-Jersey. All Masters of Vessels are fore- 
warned not to carry him off at their Peril. — TJie Nczv 
York Gazette and Weekly Mereury, No. 904, February 
20, 1769. 

To Be Sold, 

A Certain tract of land, in the tozvnship of Greenivich, 
Gloucester county, and in the zvestern division of the prov- 
ince of Nezv-Jersey, containing about 180 acres, zvhich 
lieth betzveen tzvo brandies of Honian's Creek, or other- 
zvise Repaupo Creek, one mile and a half from a good 
landing; the creek extends along side of the said tract, 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 373 

and zvitli a trifling ex pence might be cleared ont so as to 
raft logs, and carry wood and staves from along side of 
the tract, zvhich zvould prevent some expence in carting; 
this tract is remarkably the best timber land in these parts 
that is so near the landing; it has a great quantity of white 
and red oak stave timber and logs, also hickory; there 
may be jo acres of good meadow made, and there is tim- 
ber szvamp that zvonld make good mozving ground. It is 
thought as timber grozvs scarce this land zvould suit ship 
builders, coopers, brezvers, &c, &c. The soil is remark- 
ably good, so that after the timber is off, the land zvill be 
valuable, and zvould make a good plantation, there being 
upzvards of lOO apple trees on the premises. The title is 
indisputable. Any person or persons inclining to viezv 
the premises, may, at the day of sale, at the house of Sol- 
omon Lippincott, joining the premises, zvhen the sub- 
scriber zvill attend to shezv the same, and the conditions 
made knozvn. The sale to begin on the nth Day of 
March, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. 

George Reading.^ 

Salem County, February 21, 1769. 
Whereas Thomas Hewett, of Gloucester County and 
Province of West- Jersey, obtained of me, the Subscriber, 
two Promissory Notes, dated the First Day of October 
last, the one for about Six Pounds, payable the First of 
this Instant; the other for about Three Pounds Fifteen 
Shillings, payable next May; which Notes were obtained 
of me in a fraudulent and deceitful Manner, I not having 

1 Georg-e Reading, b. in Amwell, N. J., Feb. 26, 1725, was a son of 
John Reading (sometime President of the Council and acting Governor 
of New Jersey) and Mary Ryerson. his wife, dau. of Jorls (i. e,, George) 
Ryerson, of Pacquanac, in the present Passaic county. He inherited 
from his father extensive tracts of land. He was a member of the 
Assembly, 1761-5. and was appointed Surrogate In 1774. Early in the 
Revolution he removed to "Westmoreland county, Pa., where he was 
commissioned Sub-Lieutenant, with rank as Lieutenant-Colonel, and 
was recommissioned June 2. 17S0. In this year he removed to what 
was afterwards Bourbon county, Ky., where he died, Aug. 12, 1792. 



374 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

any Consideration for them, and the said Thomas Hewett, 
at that Time did, and now doth, owe me Money. This is 
therefore to forewarn all Persons not to take an Assign- 
ment on said Notes, or either of them, as I will not pay 
them, they being obtained as aforesaid. 

Henry Hewett 

The subscriber hereof, having heretofore been pos- 
sessed of a considerable estate, but by the unforeseen hard- 
ness of the times, disappointments and losses in. trade, and 
other ways, has rendered him unable to settle with his 
creditors, to their full demands; he having already sur- 
rendered and delivered up his all to them, with which some 
of said creditors are willing to compound, and be satisfied, 
but others, being of a more craving, relentless disposition, 
refuse to comply with any terms, till the whole of their 
debts are paid, which his circumstances render him in- 
capable to do at present, and puts him under the disagree- 
able necessity, as the last resource, to seek some other 
method for aid. These are therefore to give notice, to all 
persons concerned, that he purposes to apply to the next 
meeting of the General Assembly of the province of New- 
Jersey, for relief in the premises. 

George Reading. 

To be Sold, by private Sale, 
Part of the estate of Joseph King, late of the township 
of Amwell, and county of Hunterdon and province of 
West-Jersey, deceased, consisting of a grist and saw-mill, 
in good repair, on a never-failing stream, known by the 
name of the South-Branch of Rariton, the grist-mill is 
fitting either for country or merchant work, together with 
25 acres of land, belonging to said mills, on which is a 
good stone dwelling house, together with a good frame 
dwelling house, having a very good well at the door, with 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 375 

a good frame barn; there is some meadow, and a young 
orchard, belonging to said tract. 

Another tract, containing 50 acres of land, situate on 
the aforesaid branch, about half a mile distant from the 
aforesaid mills, on which is a frame dwelling-house; there 
is some good meadow, and more may be made, with plenty 
of water, on said tract. Another tract of 146 acres, ad- 
joining the aforesaid 50 acre tract, about 40 acres of which 
is cleared, the remainder well timbered and watered, on 
which is a good log dwelling-house, with a frame room, 
under which is a good cellar. Any person or persons, in- 
clining to purchase all, or either of the aforesaid tracts, 
may know the conditions, by applying to 

George King, and John Stephenson, Executors. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2096, February 23, 
1769. 

Arrivals at Jamaica. 
Schooner Liberty, Lambert from Salem. 
Brig Johnson, White, from Elizabeth Town. — TJie 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1368, February 23, 1769. 

To be let by the subscriber, and entered upon any time 
after the nth of this instant March, 
A large and commodious store room in Princeton, 
next door to the sign of the college, which, for its advan- 
tageous situation exceeds every other store in the town, 
as has been fully demonstrated by the great quantity of 
goods retailed the last year by the present store-keeper, 
which I have good reason to believe exceeded four thou- 
sand pounds, and might have been more by taking in pork, 
wheat &c. &c. &c. It is hardly possible for a single person 
to meet with a more desirable situation for increasing his 
fortune, as he may have the store and boarding on very 



376 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

reasonable terms, and by its vicinity to Philadelphia and 
New-York, consequently will not require a large capital, 
as goods can so conveniently be had from either place, the 
land carriage to navigation from the former being only 
about twelve miles, from the latter eighteen miles, besides 
the conveniency of the stage waggons from both places, 
which meet in this town twice a week ; by their conveyance 
may be had a great number of articles, not commonly kept 
in a country store, on three days notice, to oblige a cus- 
tomer; besides many other advantages which a person 
conversant in trade will more readily comprehend than I 
can describe. For terms apply to William Hick, tavern- 
keeper, at the sign of the New-Jersey College, in Prince- 
ton. A personal application (if any) will be most agree- 
able. There are three grist mills, the furthest from 

town about two miles. 

William Hick. 

IVc hear from Morris-Tozvn, that on the nth Ult. as 
one Peter Berry zn^as riding down a Hill, his Horse stum- 
bled, by which he was thrown dozvn, and the Horse falling 
on him instantly killed Jiim. — He w>as on the point of going 
to Ireland, where it was said he had loool. Sterling lately 
bequeathed to Jiini. 

And on the i8tli, zvhich zvas the Saturday foUozving, as 
David Correy zvas driving Jiis Team, tlie Horses ran with 
Violence dozvn the aforesaid Hill, and by tJie Waggon 
giving a Jolt over a Stone, pitched him out, when the 
Wheels run over Jiis Head. He continued in great Misery 
till the Morning, when he died. 

To be sold by the subscriber. 
Two good dwelling-houses, one of which is pleas- 
antly situated on King-street, near the middle of Trenton, 
being a large two story building, with four good rooms on 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 377 

a floor, and convenient fire-places in each; there is a 
kitchen adjoining, and two cellars under the house; there 
is likewise a one story building adjoining to it, containing 
two good rooms on a floor, with fire-places therein, and 
may be used as a separate tenement, or very convenient 
store, for which it has been long used. The lot is 66 feet 
in front, and 164 in depth, on which is a very good garden 
and large yard, stable and well. The other house is situ- 
ated on the same street, and is a one story building, with 
four rooms on the lower and two on the upper floor, and 
fire-places in three of them, and a good cellar under the 
house. The lot is 60 feet front, and about 100 in depth, 
with a good garden, well and stable thereon. Any person 
purchasing and paying a third or fourth of the purchase- 
money, may have the remaining payments made very easy, 
on paying interest, and giving good security. For further 
particulars inquire of Thomas Barnes, in Trenton, or the 
subscriber, living in Upper-Providence, Chester county. 

Thomas Moore. 

N. B. The subscriber living at a considerable distance 
from said houses, will induce him to sell them very low. 

To he sold by the subscriber, several tracts of land in Nezv- 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. 
One tract situate in the county of Sussex, adjoining the 
lands of Peter Yeager and others, containing 28y acres. 
One other tract of 41"/ acres, in the said county and tozvn- 
ship of Mansfield. JVood house adjoining lands of Sam- 
uel Johnson and John Reading. One other tract in the 
same county, and township of Oxford, containing 60 acres, 

adjoining the lands of William Cox, and Hollens- 

head. One other tract situated in the county of Glouces- 
ter, adjoining the lands of Robert Strettle, aforesaid, and 
the lands appurtenant to Fisher's sazc-mill, coji- 



378 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

taining 84 acres. — Those in Pennsylvania arc situate in 

the county of York These lands in general are 

zvell watered, and great opportunity of making good 
meadow on most of them. For further information, re- 
specting the conveniencics and advantages attending them, 
application may he made for those in Nezv-Jersey to 
Charles Stuart, in the county of Sussex, and to Jacob 
Richman, Esq; in the county of Gloucester; for those in 
Pennsylvania, to William Matthews, surveyor, in York 
Tozvn, or to IVilliam M'Caskey, on Muddy-Creek, Faun 
tozvn.'ihip. Reasonable credit and indisputable titles wdl 
be given for either part or the zvhole, by William Brown, 
living in Dock-street, Philadelphia, zvho is legally impozv- 
ered to sell the same. 

All persons indebted to the estate of John Comron, of 
the township of Greenwich, in the county of Gloucester, 
in the Avestern division of the province of New-Jersey, 
Shipwright, deceased, are desired to make speedy pay- 
ment ; and those who have any demands against said es- 
tate, to bring in their accounts, that they may be adjusted 
by Mary Comron, Executrix, and 

Jacob Sticer, Executor. 
— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 112, February 
2y-March 6, 1769. 

To be let, and entered upon immediately, the dwelling- 
house late of the Hon. Samuel Woodrufif, Esq; deceased, 
at Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey : This is a very large 
and handsomely finished house, with two wings; it is two 
stories high, and has four large rooms on a floor, with a 
back piazza of the length of the house. The wings are 
also two stories having several commodious apartments: 
the lot contains about three acres, on which are several 
convenient out-buildings, and a capacious well inclosed 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 379 

garden, with a small orchard behind it. The whole in the 
best repair. Also, to be Let immediately, another brick 
dwelling house, in Elizabeth-Town aforesaid, which was 
occupied by the late Widow Hunloke. It is two stories 
high, having three rooms on the lower, and five on the 
upper story. There is also a convenient garden, with sev- 
eral out-houses. It is pleasantly situated on Elizabeth 
river, and near the center of the town. Any person in- 
clining to rent either of the above, may apply to the sub- 
scriber at Elizabeth-Town, or to the Revd. Mr. Joseph 
Treat, or Mr. Lewis Pintard, in New-York. 

N. B. All persons indebted, to the estate of Joseph 
Woodruff, jun. lately deceased, are desired to make im- 
mediate payment, there being a necessity for closing the 
accounts of said estate; And all, to whom the said estate 
is indebted, either by bond, note, or account, are requested 
to notify the subscribers, and Isaac Woodruff, Esq; exec- 
utors of said estate, of the particulars of their respective 
demands. 

Elizabeth-Town W. P. Smith, 

Feb. 20, 1769. ■ Elias Boudinot. 

A vendue of the deceased's houshold furniture, of which 
several articles are genteel and almost new, together with 
some slaves, horses, cattle, two riding chairs, &:c. will be 
held on Wednesday the 8th of March, at 2 o'clock P. M. 
at his late dwelling-house at Elizabeth-Town. Also two 
boats in good order. — The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly 
Mercury, No. 905, February 2y, ly^g. 

New-York, February 22, i'/6g. 
To Be Sold, 
At Publick Vendue, on Monday the 13th of March next, 
on the Premises. 



380 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

The House and Lot of Ground, with the Ferry, Dock 
and Scow, on Bergen Point : As also three Lots of 
Ground near Mr. SinifJi's Ferry : The Vendue to begin at 
12 o'clock, by us 

WiLHELMUS FrEELAND, 

Richard Lawrence. 

Also to be Sold by the said Richard Lazvreuce, at pri- 
vate Sale, Tavo other Lots on Bergen Point. One con- 
taining Twelve Acres, the other Six Acres and three 
Quarters ; they are both fine Wood Land, and bound upon 
the Water. Likewise his Farm, on the North Side of 
Staten-Island, near the Dutch Church, containing 8i 
Acres of extraordinary good Lapland and lo Acres of salt 
Meadow : There is a Ferry now erected there, right oppo- 
site to that on Bergen Point, and is the best Road to New 
York. A good Title will be given by the said Richard 
Lawrence. 

Pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Frederick Smyth 
and John Berrian, Esqrs. two of the Judges of the Su- 
preme Court for the Province of Neiv-Jcrscy. Whereas 
Cornelins Swart, a Prisoner, confined in the Goal of the 
County of Monmouth, has applied for the Benefit of a late 
Act passed in the said Province, entitled "An Act for the 
Relief of Insolvent Debtors," and having taken the Oath, 
and filed his Schedule agreeable to said Act, Now this is 
to give Notice, to the Creditors of said Szvart, to meet at 
the Court-House, in the City of Perth-Amhoy, on Wed- 
nesday the Fifth Day of April next, at ten o'Clock in the 
Forenoon of the same Day, to shew Cause (if any they 
have) why an Assignment of his Estate should not be 
made to such Persons as shall then be appointed, and he 
discharged from his Confinement. — The New York Ga- 
zette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1365. February 27, 1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^1 

Hackinsack, Feb. 226., 1769. 

The Public is hereby informed that the Grammar 
School, near the town of Hackinsack is still continued, and 
that a large, commodious and elegant edifice is erected for 
the better accommodation of the scholars. 

The place is in all respects well calculated for a public 
school. Boarding is as cheap, and as reasonable as can be 
desired; there is little opportunity of contracting vicious 
habits, and the inhabitants are so emulous to prevent them, 
that Peter Zabriskie, Esq : & other residents in the place, 
have voluntarily engaged to exert themselves, in conjunc- 
tion with the teacher, for the preservation of the morals 
of the youth, and for checking the first symptoms of vice. 

Notwithstanding the malevolent insinuations that have 
been industriously propagated with regard to the method 
of instruction practiced by the subscriber, several gentle- 
men both of abilities and figure, have expressed their high- 
est approbation, both of the method of tuition and prog- 
ress of the young under his care : nor can he, by carefully 
observing the methods of others, find, that he has omitted 
any thing in his plan, (since he has had the liberty of 
choosing for himself) which others have retained. But 
as he has not the talent of pushing himself into fame, he 
must leave the proof of his assiduity and diligence to the 
best test, experience. 

He returns his most hearty thanks to those who have 
already entrusted him with the education of their children, 
and hopes by his care and pains to merit the continuance 
of their favours. 

Navigation, the Italian method of book-keeping, sur- 
veying and other branches of the mathematics, are also 
taught, at reasonable rates, by 

The public's humble servant, 

Peter Wilson. 



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To Be Sold. 



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A Plantation in Middletown, con- 

ViEW OF I taining" 200 acres, more or less, as 

,T may best suit the purchaser, of srood 

House and [ ■ , r 

kind land, bounded on two brooks of 

Trees. | fine running water, one on the east 
J side, and one on the west side; about 
70 acres clear and within good fence, and about 12 acres 
of good fresh mowing meadow, and as much more may 
be made with a little trouble; there is a plenty of good 
timber and York-wood; there is on it a tolerable good 
house and an orchard of about 100 large apple-trees, with 
some peach-trees, plumb and cherry-trees ; it lies about a 
mile and half from the bay by Chingarovis point, where is 
plenty of fish, oysters and clams, and about a mile from 
a grist-mill, and half a mile from a saw-mill : Whoever 
inclines to purchase the said plantation, let them apply to 
James Kearney, who lives about a mile and a half from 
the premises, who will agree on reasonable terms and will 
give a sufficient title for the same. — The Neiv York Jour- 
nal or General Advertiser, No. 1365, March 2, 1769. 

To Be Sold, 

Several valuable plantations, lying in Bristol township, 
viz. One lying on Delaware, the great road leading from 
Philadelphia to Trenton, running through the same, com- 
monly known by the name of Cold Spring, containing 150 
acres of upland and meadow, etc, etc. Likewise a tract of 
land, containing 40 acres, lying about a mile from the 
aforesaid premises, etc, etc, etc.; also one plantation or 
tract of land, lying in the Jerseys, opposite the two first, 
containing 50 acres, some part cleared. There are about 
20 acres of meadow in the whole, and about 10 acres more 
may be made. An indisputable title will l^e made to the 



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purchaser of any of said lands, by Thomas Stanaland, 
living on the first described premises. 

Whereas Richard Collings, Gardener, once of the 
Northern Liberties, for some Years past hath not followed 
raising of Garden Seeds, as he formerly did, by Reason 
of a Removal to the Jerseys, and not having his Ground 
properly cultivated for that Business; he now gives pub- 
lic Notice, That for these last Two Years he has taken 
Care to procure an Assortment of the best Garden Seeds, 
Pease and Beans of all Sorts, and begs the Favour of his 
former Customers to apply to him, at his Stand, at the 
upper End of the Jersey Market, Philadelphia, on the 
North Side, where they shall be kindly used. — TJic Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 2097, March 2, 1769. 

Captain Allison from Lisbon, the 20th of February, in 
lat. 36. long. 72. spoke the schooner Industry, Captain 
Gardiner, from Cape Nichola for Salem, out 24 days, who 
informed him that the Brig Juno, Captain Wilson, of this 
port was arrived there. 

Nassau-hall, Princeton, March 2. 
In terms of the advertisement formerly published, the 
Grammar school at Princeton was begun precisely on the 
7th of November last. The numbers considering the 
shortness of the time, have exceeded expectation. The 
design of this present notice is to assure the public, that 
according to my promise to the trustees, I have undertaken 
the conduct of it; that the young man who teaches it re- 
ceive his whole directions from me, and has hitherto given 
the greatest satisfaction by fidelity and diligence in the 
execution of them. He is furnished with a book of direc- 
tions for masters to form their pupils to a thorough knowl- 
edge of the Latin language, drawn up by one who was 



384 , NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

long Rector of the public grammar school in Glasgow, the 
seat of one of the universities in Scotland, and taught it 
with as great reputation and success as any that ever ap- 
peared in that country. He is furnished with a book of 
classic maps, to point out the places spoken of in any au- 
thor the scholar may happen to read, and it is particularly 
recommended to him to study the Roman & Greek an- 
tiquities, that he may be able to explain any word that 
refers to the customs and manners of the ancients or the 
constitutions of their several states. He is also furnished 
with a terrestrial globe, that they may be taught Geog- 
raphy, by occasional exercises for amusement rather than 
a task. One hour every day is spent in writing and arith- 
metick; And it is proposed to have a weekly exercise of 
reading the English authors with propriety and gi'ace, with 
remarks on the grammar and spelling of the English 
tongue. Every Lord's day evening since the school began, 
the scholars have been convened, and instructed in the 
principles of religion. This is done for the sake of those 
whose parents live at a distance, and will be carefully con- 
tinued. On the whole the public may rest assured that no 
pains will be spared to make the instruction at this school 
compleat and accurate; and indeed they have a -pretty 
sure pledge of our fidelity, because the scholars who enter 
college from this school must be a sort of standard for the 
qualifications of those who are to be admitted from other 
places. It would be a terrible reproach to offer insufficient 
scholars brought up within our own walls, and it is ex- 
pected and even hoped that other school masters will by a 
laudable emulation keep us hard and close to our duty. 

J. WiTHERSPOON. 

— TJic Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1369, March 2, 
1769. 

Neiv-York, March 3. The following melancholy Acci- 



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dent happen'd on Sunday the 12th of February last, in the 
South Ward of the City of Amboy, Cranbury. Between 
two and three o' Clock in the Afternoon, a Man passing 
the House of Mr. Joseph Rue, of that Place, perceived a 
great Smoak issuing from some Part of the Roof, near 
the Kitchen Chimney, on which he went in, in order to 
alarm and assist the Family. He found little or no Fire 
on the Hearth, nor was the Chimney on Fire above, yet 
the Smoak increased, he could hear the Flames roar, and 
they presently burst out of the N. W. Corner of the Roof; 
the Wind being high at North West, which drove them 
full upon the rest of the Building, the whole was almost 
instantly in Flames. Mr. Rue and his Wife were both 
abroad, and only some small Children at home; the Fire 
spread with such Rapidity and Fury, that only a few 
Neighbours had Time to assemble, and get out an incon- 
siderable Quantity of the Goods, before the whole Build- 
ing and all it contained, which was very valuable, were 
entirely consumed. — Supplement to the Nczv York Jour- 
nal or General Advertiser, No. 1365, Mareh 4, 1769. 

Nezv-York, Mareh 6. Capt. Lowndes, in 12 Days from 
Santa Croix, acquaints us, That Capt. Spinning, from 
Elizabeth-Town, for North-Carolina, arrived the 6th of 
February, having 2 1 Passengers, were reduced to 4 Ounces 
of Beef, and half a Pint of Water in the 24 Hours. 

Whereas the proprietors of Horseneck purchase, have 
agreed to divide their lands lying between the mountain 
and Passaick river : Notice is hereby given to all persons 
that have any right in said purchase, to apply to Derick 
Mourrison, at Horseneck, on or before the first day of 
June next, there and then, to comply with the constitutions 
of said purchase, or else expect they exclude themselves 
by refusing. 

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386 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Whereas Jahes JVard, of the Township of Nczvark, 
in the Province of New-Jersey, has some Reason to think 
his Wife Margaret Ward, has Intentions of running him 
in Debt, to his Damage or Ruin. This is therefore to for- 
bid and forewarn all Persons whatsoever from trusting 
the said Margaret Ward on his Account, for he will pay 
no Debts, she shall contract from the Date hereof. 

March 6, 1769. Jabez Ward 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1366, March 6, 1769. 

To BE SOLD, 

A very valuable plantation or tract of land, situate in 
the county of Salem, and province of West-New-Jersey, 
near the town of Salem aforesaid, containing about 600 
acres, with good buildings, orchards, and every other 
thing necessary for grazing and tilling. For particulars 
inquire of Samuel Oakford, on the premises, Joseph Hart, 
at Port Penn, William Hewlings, Esq; in Burlington, or 
John Hart, in Philadelphia. 

N. B. Any time, not exceeding seven years, will be 
given for the payment of the purchase-money, paying in- 
terest, and giving security if desired. 

To be sold on Wednesday, the 4th of April next, at public 
vendue, on the premises, or at any time before at private 
sale, 

A HOUSE and lot of ground, in Princeton; the house 
is of one story, and almost new, and has four rooms, with 
a kitchen and a cellar under part of it; the lot consists of 
about half an acre, and has a well sunk in it; the situation 
is very convenient for a tradesman. Good Bonds on inter- 
est, with proper security, will be as acceptable as the cash, 
and an indisputable title given by 

William Tennant. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 387 

To be SOLD by the SubscrilDer, 
A handsome well finished brick house, two stories high, 
four rooms below stairs, besides garrets ; the rooms above 
and below stairs are genteely papered, a large dry cellar 
under the whole house, properly divided; a convenient 
kitchen adjoining, with chambers above for servants, sit- 
uate in King-street, in Trenton; the lot contains about 
three cjuarters of an acre, and extends through to Queen- 
street, on which stand the stables. Also several five acres 
lots of meadows, orchard and pasture lands, each good 
of their kind, near and convenient to the town; as also a 
good house, and new large framed barn, with 17 acres of 
excellent land, eight acres of which is garden, meadow, 
and an orchard of the best grafted fruit; the remaining 
nine acres good woodland; its situation renders it conve- 
nient for a shop-keeper, tradesman, &c. being situated in 
Trenton also. The purchaser may have any of the above, 
on very moderate terms, and reasonable credit given, pay- 
ing interest. William Pidgeox. 

— TJic Pennsylvania Clironicle, No. 113, March 6- 
13, 1769. 

Pursuant to an order of the honourable Charles Read, 
and John Berrien, Judges of the supreme court of judica- 
ture for the province of New-Jersey: Notice is hereby 
given to the respective creditors of John MTxinsie, an in- 
solvent debtor, in the gaol of the county of Morris, that 
they be, and appear, on Wednesday the fifth day of April 
next, at nine o'clock in the morning, at the court house in 
Perth-Amboy, in the county of Middlesex, to shew cause 
(if any they have) why the said John MT-Cinsie, should 
not be discharged, agreeable to a late act of the legisla- 
ture of the said pro\'ince, for the relief of insolvent debt- 
ors. 



388 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

Morris Town, Feb. 12, 1769. 

— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1366, March 9, 1769. 

Philadelphia, March 9. 
Captain Ayres, — from Lisbon, last Friday Afternoon, 
about 10 Leagues from our Capes, — spoke the Captains 
Lockton, Tillet and Curry, from this Port, and Captain 
Walker from Wilmington, who had all left the Capes that 
same Day. 

Sussex County, New-Jersey, February 24, 1769. 
Notice is hereby given, to whom it may concern. That 
two of the Judges of the inferior Court of Common Pleas, 
for the County of Sussex, have appointed Friday, the 3 1 st 
Day of March next, to meet, at the House of David Rey- 
nolds, Lmholder, at Racket's Town, in order to discharge 
John Wolfel Litzel, and David Penwell, insolvent Debt- 
ors, agreeable to the late Act of Assembly, made and pro- 
vided in that Case. 

To be Sold, by way of public vendue, on the loth day 
of April next, on the premises, 

A Valuable plantation and tract of land, containing 
about 97 acres, situate in Chester township, Burlington 
county, fronting the river Delaware, at a place called Sen- 
emenson,^ about 9 miles from Cooper's ferry, by land, and 
about the same distance from Philadelphia by water; there 
is a share of a good shad fishery belonging to the premises, 
a good apple orchard, and other fruit trees, about 12 acres 
of drained meadow, supposed to be as good as any in said 
county, most part of which is cleared, and under good 
grass, and is well secured from the tide by a good dam and 
flood-gates; there is on said premises, a log house, with 

1 Usuullv written Cinnaminson. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 3^9 

two rooms on a floor, a spring-house and sundry other con- 
venient buildings. The land is exceeding fertile for rais- 
ing market truck; late the property of William Cox, de- 
ceased. Any person who has a mind to view the premises 
before the day of sale, may apply to John Cox, in Moore's- 
town, or the subscriber, living on the premises. The con- 
ditions will be made known at the time and place afore- 
said, when attendance will be given, by 

Sarah Cox, Executrix. 

To be Sold by the subscriber, living in Reading-Town. 
Hunterdon county, West New-Jersey, the following tracts 
of land, viz. 

The noted and valuable Plantation, whereon he now 
lives, containing 335 acres, of which 250 acres are cleared, 
and a sufficient quantity of meadow, the remainder being 
well timbered, and the whole well watered, being pleas- 
antly situated on the South Branch of Rariton River, with 
a large brick mansion house. 4 rooms on a floor, a good 
frame kitchen adjoining, and a cellar under the whole; a 
good large Dutch barn, with other necessary out houses 
belonging thereto, and a large bearing orchard of the best 
grafted fruit. Also one other very valuable large tract of 
land, in Sussex county. West New- Jersey, within three 
miles of Squire's Point Forge, containing 1000 acres, of 
which there are 100 acres of choice good meadow cleared, 
and a sufficient quantity of plough land, a dwelling-house, 
a good new large Dutch barn, and several barracks, with 
a very good bearing orchard of the best grafted fruits, &c. 
the above being well watered and timbered. Also one 
other tract of land in Newtown, Sussex county, bounded 
by the foot of the Blue Mountain, where the main road 
crosses said Mountain, within 4 or 5 miles of Sussex 
Court-house, containing 431 acres, whereon are two small 



39° NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

improvements. Also one other tract of land, bounded by 
lands commonly called Reading's Bottom, near Sussex 
Court-house, containing 200 acres. Also one other tract, 
lying at the Head of Alamuchey, near Andover iron works, 
in Sussex county, containing 137 acres. Also one other 
tract of land, bounded by George Beaty, in Sussex, con- 
taining 214 acres. Also three other small tracts lying be- 
tween Squire's Point Forge and George Beaty's mill, be- 
ing extraordinary good wood land, one containing 100 
acres, one ^2 acres, and the other 52 acres. Also one other 
tract of land, situate in Alansfield Wood-house township, 
near Pahatkunk, containing 341 acres. Also one other 
tract of land, in Morris county, near Racket's Town, con- 
taining 218 acres, with a small improvement thereon. Also 
one other tract of land, in Morris county, near George 
Beaty's mill, containing 182 acres. Any person or persons 
inclining to purchase any of the aforesaid lands, may apply 
to William Norcross, sq; or Mr. John Gregg, both of Am- 
well, or to the subscriber, who will sell any of them un- 
commonly cheap, and an indisputable title given. He has 
also for sale, a number of Negroe men, women and chil- 
dren, who have had the small-pox, and are capable of doing- 
all kinds of country business. 

Martin Ryerson. 

Notice is hereby given. That I the Subscriber, intend 
to present a Petition to the Assembly of the Province of 
New-Jersey, at their next Sitting, in order to obtain a Law 
for the Owners and Possessors of the Meadows, on Little 
Timber Creek, in the County of Gloucester, to contribute 
towards the Expence of keeping up and maintaining the 
Dam, Bank and Water-works, in Proportion to their 
jMeadow, from the Hill on the Masters's Plantation to 
the Plantation belonging to the Heirs of Joseph Harrison, 
deceased, at the Mouth of said Creek; if any Person or 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 391 

Persons have any Objections, they are desired to appear, 
and make the same known. 

William Gerrard. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2098, March 9, 
1769. 

To be sold, by way of pubHc vendue, on the 20th day of 
April next on the premises, 
A VALUABLE plantation and tract of land, containing 
about 190 acres, situate on Penshaukin creek, in the town- 
ship of Chester, in the county of Burlington; late the 
property of John Chambers, deceased. There are on said 
premises a dwelling house, with two rooms on a floor, and 
two good apple orchards, about 30 acres of drained mead- 
ow, 80 acres of cleared land within fence, the remainder 
is woodland. The title is indisputable. The conditions 
of sale will be made known at the time and place aforesaid, 
where attendance will be given by 

Ann Jones, Executrix. 

To BE SOLD, 

A LOT of GROUND, ou the north side of Sassafras (or 
Race) Street, between Second and Third Streets, in Phil- 
adelphia; containing in breadth fifty-four feet, and in 
depth one hundred and fourteen feet, to a twelve feet alley 

leading into Second-street. Also a piece of land situate 

beyond the third mile stone on Frankford Road, in the 
Northern Liberties, containing twenty-two acres and a 
half whereof a small part is meadow, on which is a small 
tenement and an orchard of grafted fruit trees; now in 
the tenure of Daniel Kuhlman. For further particu- 
lars, apply to Peter Worral, in Burlington. 

Three pounds Reward. 
Ran azvay, last night, from the subscriber, living in 



392 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Chesterfield tozvnship, West-New- Jersey, an Irish Servant 
Lad, named Hugh M'Carty, about ip years of age, five 
feet eight or nine inehes high, of a fair complexion, and 
zvears his own brozvn hair. Had on and took with him, 
a eoat of zvhite homespun bearskin, and a zuJiite broadeloth 
jacket, both zvitli zvooden buttons, buckskin breeches, half- 
worn yarn stockings, old shoes, with large brass buckles 
in them, and a nezv felt hat; also a broadcloth homespun 
brozvn coat, and nankeeti jacket and breeches. Whoever 
takes iLp and secures the above described servant, so as his 
master may have him again, shall have the above rezvard, 
and all reasonable cJiarges paid, by me 

Thomas Thorn. 

N. B. TJie above servant zvas seen zvitli a certain Sam- 
uel King, last Sunday, and it is thought he came zvitli him 
to this city. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
oif at their peril. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 114, 
March 13-20, 1769. 



Figure 

OF A 

Horse. 



True Briton, 
Covers this Season, at Capt. Heard's, 
at Woodbridge, New-Jersey, at 4I. 
Proc. the Season; and as the collect- 
ing the Money last Season was attend- 
ed with much Trouble and Difficulty, 
the Cash must be paid down before the 
Mares are taken awav. Good Grass for Mares. 



To be Let, 

A House and lot on Cowfoot Hill, in which Capt. Jo- 
seph Rose now lives, opposite Mr. Philip Kissick's. For 
further particulars, enquire of Mr. Kelly, in Wall-Street. 

A house and lot, the most pleasantly situated of any in 
Elizabeth-Town. For further particulars enquire there 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 393 

of Elias Boiidinott, Esq ; or Mr. Kelly, the owner, in Xew- 
York. 

To be Let, in farms from 50 to 300 acres, on very low 
rent, a large tract of fine up-land and meadow, nearly in 
the center of the county of Sussex, in New-Jersey, and 
about half a mile from the court-house and county town; 
there are already about thirty families settled on it, and as 
many more may be accommodated with good farms. It 
is well known to be one of the best places in that province 
for raising stock of all sorts; and on account of the great 
number of people employ'd at the iron-works in the neigh- 
bourhood, there is generally a better market for grain and 
other produce than at New-York, or Philadelphia. For 
the terms, and further particulars, enquire of Thomas An- 
derson, Esq; near the premises, who is impower'd to rent 
any part thereof that may be wanted, or of William Kelly, 
the owner, in New-York. 

To be Sold, or Let, a very good farm of between 4 
and 500 acres, at Canoe Brook, late the property of Henry 
Leonard, Esq ; deceased. For further particulars, enquire 
of David Ogden, Esq; at Newark, Mr. Thomas Millidge, 
in Morris County, or William Kelly, the owner, in New- 
York. 

To be Sold, a very valuable farm now in the posses- 
sion of Lemuel Bowers, Esq; in Morris County, contain- 
ing about 160 acres, of which 40 acres is fine English 
meadow, and 20 more may be made; the remainder is 
good upland fit to produce wheat and other grain. There 
is on it a new two story house, with brick chimnies, and 
sash'd windows, a kitchen, barn, and a store house, under 
which there is a cellar. For further particulars, enquire 
of David Ogden, Esq; at Newark. Mr. Kelly, in New- 
York, or Mr. Bowers, on the premises. 



394 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

To be sold at private Sale, in the Township of Bedmin- 
ster, in the County of Somerset, and Province of East- 
New-Jersey; 

A Lot of land, about one acre, whereon is two dwelling- 
houses, one of which is occupied by a tavern keeper, and 
has been for several years past, is a large house with 5 fire- 
places, and is well situated for public business, and is about 
15 miles from Brunswick Landing. Also to be sold to- 
gether with said lot, or separate, as may best suit the pur- 
chaser, 100 acres or more, of very good land, whereon is 
a good dwelling house and barn. Chief of said land is 
cleared, with about eight or ten acres of meadow cleared; 
all of which is in good repair. Any person inclining to 
purchase the whole, or only said house and lot, may hear 
of good encouragement by applying to the subscriber, liv- 
ing at Pluckemin, near said premises. 

Jacob Eoff, Senior. 

— Tlie Nczv York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No. 
907, March 13, 1769. 

To be Sold, at public vendue on Monday the sd of April 

next, 
A House and lot lying in the city of Pcrth-Ainboy, 
belonging to the estate of Richard Fits Randolph, late of 
said city, deceased; said lot is on the south side of Sniitli- 
Street, near entering into the city out of the country, and 
is 90 feet front and rear, and 66 feet on each side, with a 
good dwelling house two story high, two fire places in 
each story, a cellar under it, a kitchen joining, and other 
out houses, with a good well, now in the occupation of 
Gilbert Shearer: Also one other lot joining on the east 
side of the aforesaid lot, 43 feet front and rear, and 66 
feet on each side, with a dwelling house on it. with two 
fire places one above and one below : Also a lot Iving 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 395 

on the very point of said city, commonly called Coles 
Point, fronting both Raritan river and the Sound. Said 
vendue to begin at ten o'clock of said day, and held on or 
near the premises. For further particulars, enquire of 
Nathaniel Fit:: Randolph, blacksmith, living in Wood- 
bridge town. 

JVoodbridge March 8. 1769. 

RuN-Away in the night of the 30th of September last, 
from the subscriber, living in Mount-Holy, JVest Nezi'- 
Jersey, an Irish servant man, named John O'Bryan, aged 
about 35 years, about 5 feet 6 inches high; mark'd with 
the small pox, speaks pretty good English, with a little of 
the brogue; is a shoe-maker by trade, and can work plan- 
tation work; has short dark curl'd hair; had on, and took 
with him when he went away, a felt hat, two new ozne- 
burghs shirts, and two pair of trowsers of the same, 
a pair of new striped ticken trowsers, and an old striped 
shirt, good shoes, with brass buckles, and a pair of let- 
tis made silver buckles, a fine ruffled shirt, mark'd with 
I.M. under the arm, a large silk handkerchief, black and 
yellow mixt, a thick cloth jacket light colour'd, lined with 
woolen, made sailor fashion, a pair of broad cloth breech- 
es, blue and red mixed, a pale blue cloth jacket, that had 
been turned, the body lined with check linnen, with yel- 
low metal buttons, and a pair of old leather breeches, and 
a leather jacket, lined with woolen, and had a roundish 
piece set in the shoulder of the jacket, and a bearskin sur- 
tout coat, of a light brown colour, with a shalloon cap in 
the cape, with mohair buttons, two pair of women's 
gloves, one of which was silk, a pair of mallrings and sev- 
eral iron wedges, and a hatchet and two new twild bags; 
he also stole his master's horse, bridle and saddle, which 
horse he swapped away near Sussex court house, in the 
Jerseys, about the 5th of October, with one JVilliani 



396 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

M'Coy, for a bay horse, and there had changed his name 
to John Moore, and enquired the way to Albany, where 
he told M'Coy he had a wife, and had a piece of copper ore 
with him, which he was fond of shewing, and could talk 
Indian, and as I have since been informed, has been over 
most parts of the country, altho' he told me he had but just 
come from Ireland, and was sold to me by one Jolin Har- 
kiiis, of Philadelphia; The same servant has been adver- 
tised in the Philadelphia gazette, several times, and in 250 
single advertisements. Whoever takes up and secures the 
above servant, in any goal in Nezu-Jersey, or brings him to 
his said master, shall receive a reward of Six Pounds, 
proclamation money, 

paid by John Monrow 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1367, March 13, 1769. 

To Be Sold, 

A Lot of Land pleasantly situated, in Shrewsbury, in 
the County of Monmouth, containing 35 acres on which 
is a very good orchard, and five acres of good meadow, 
also about two acres of wood land, (the remainder very 
good for all sorts of grain and pasturing) all in very good 
fence. There is on the said lot a very good dwelling house 
almost new, has two rooms with a shop and three fire 
places on the first floor, and two rooms on the next, fin- 
ished, and more unfinished; there is a good kitchen ad- 
joining the house, a very good barn with three good stables 
in it, a store house and a smoak house: before the door is 
a good well and a garden pail'd ofif. The whole very con- 
venient for a gentleman's country seat, a tradesman, tav- 
ern-keeper, or for a merchant (that business having been 
carried on there, for several years past) it being near to a 
mill, and but 4^ miles from a landing, from whence there 



1 769 J NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 397 

may be a ready conveyance to New-York market ; and it 
is about 2-J miles from Shrewsburry town, where there is 
plenty of fowl, fish, oysters, clams &c to be had in the sea- 
son : Any person inclining to purchase the same, may 
apply to Peter Voorheis on the premises, or Henry Van 
Vleck, merchant, in Dock-Street, New-York, who will 
agree for the same on reasonable terms. 

To Be Sold 
A Tract of salt meadow and Cedar swamp, situate, 
lying and being on new Barbados- Neck, in Bergen county 
in New-Jersey, containing about 114 acres of salt meadow, 
and about 322 acres of cedar swamp; the whole is bound- 
ed on the two sides by Stagg's Creek, commonly called 
Berry's Creek, and by Peach-Island Creek, the meadows 
are reckoned, by those in the neighbourhood, who have 
frequently mowed in them, not inferior to any salt meadow 
in that part of the country, and some parts thereof at a 
very small expence may be made fresh meadow and to 
yield good English grass; the timber and wood of every 
kind in the cedar swamp is now in great perfection, as the 
present owner has preserved it, and prevented any of the 
wood being cut out for near upon thirty years, the con- 
veniences of loadings and easy carriage fronl the said 
cedar swamp are no way inferior to those of any other 
swamp on that neck, as a great part of the swamp is 
bounded by Berry's Creek, and common sloops and wood 
boats can go up that creek to be loaded, and from the 
other side of the tract, the timber may be brought to Hack- 
ensack River, by sledding or carting it one quarter of a 
mile. A plan or draught of the said meadows and swamp, 
made from a late survey, may be seen by applying to Mr. 
John Terhune, at Hackensack, or to the subscriber in 
New-York. 



398 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Whereas the above premises were advertised and in- 
tended for sale the third of October, but as the swamp 
could better be viewed in winter when froze, it was 
thought best to postpone the sale to May, that any person 
inclining to purchase might in the winter view said swamp 
and see what he purchased. 

Now the above mentioned premises are preemptorly to 
be sold on Tuesday the i6th day of May next, at publick 
sale to the highest bidder, at the Court-house in Bergen 
County, in the town of Hackensack; for the greater con- 
veniency of purchasers, the meadows will be sold in five 
lots, and the cedar swamp in eight lots, according to the 
above survey, each lot of the meadow contains about 40 
acres. A good title will be given to the purchaser or pur- 
chasers by Nicholas Roosevelt 
— TJic Nciv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1367, Mareli 16, 1769. 

To Be Sold, 

A Very valuable plantation, or tract of land, situate in 
the county of Salem, and province of West New-Jersey, 
near the towai of Salem aforesaid, containing about 600 
acres, with good buildings, orchards, and every other 
thing necessary for grazing and tilling. For further par- 
ticulars enquire of Samuel Oakford, on the premises; 
Joseph Hart, at Port Penn; William Hewlings, Esq; 
in Burlington; or John Hart, in Philadelphia. 

N. B. Any time, not exceeding seven years, will be 
given for the payment of the purchase Money, paving in- 
terest, and giving security, if required. — TJie Peiiiisylz'a- 
nia Ga::.ettc, No. 2099, March 16, 1769. 

Princeton, March 9. Friday about three of the clock 
in the afternoon, a fire broke out in Nassau Hall, but by 



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the immediate and vigoroiis assistance of the students, and 
inhabitants of the village, it was extinguished without do- 
ing any considerable damage. It did not appear to have 
been owing to the heedlessness of any person whatever; 
but probably to a spark, from the windward, dropping on 
the leeward side of the building, as it kindled in the roof 
where there was no communication with any of the cham- 
bers. 

PROPOSALS 

For printing by Subscription, in Two Volumes, Octavo, 

SERMONS, 

ON 

Useful and Important Subjects, 

By the Rev. Samuel Davies, A. ]\I. 

Late President of the College in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Subscribers are desired to send in their names to 
either of the following persons. The Rev. Doctor John 
Witherspoon, in Princeton. The Rev. Alexander Mc. 
Whorter, in New-Ark, New- Jersey. The Rev. John Rod- 
gers, the Rev. Joseph Treat, Mr. Garret Noel, Bookseller, 
in New- York. The Rev. Samuel Blair, in Boston. The 
Rev. Mr. Sprout, Messrs. Hall and Sellers, Messrs. Will- 
iam and Thomas Bradford, Printers, Daniel Roberdeau, 
Merchant, in Philadelphia. The Rev. Robert Smith, in 
Pequea. The Rev. George Duffield, in Carlisle. The Rev. 
Elihu Spencer, in St. Georges. The Rev. Jacob Ker, in 
Somerset-county, Maryland. Mr. William Holt, Mer- 
chant, in Williamsburg, Virg^inia. Captain Craighead, in 
New-Castle , Hanover-county, Virginia. Mr. David 
Smith, in West-Nottingham. And Mr. Josiah Smith, in 
Charles-Town, South-Carolina. 

CONDITIONS. 
I. The Volumes, each containing four hundred pages, 

to be printed on a good paper, and a neat type. 



400 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

II. The price to subscribers to be each volume a Spanish 
milled Dollar. Half of the price to be paid at the time 
of subscribing, and half at the delivery of the volumes, 
served in blue covers. Such as subscribe for six sets to 
be entitled to a seventh set gratis. 

Whereas the subscriber living in Amwell, Hunterdon 
county, and the province of New-Jersey, executed a bond 
the first day of May, 1 768, to John Corwine, of the same 
place for the sum of forty five pounds, and whereas the 
said Corwine was according to bargain to clear a right of 
dowry, and has not complied, this is therefore to forewarn 
all persons from taking an assignment of said bond, as the 
subscriber is determined not to pay it. As witness my 
hand this 24th day of February, 1769. 

John Marts. 
- — Tlie Pciinsylz'aiiia Journal, No. 1371, March 16, 
1769. 

At a Court held at Salem, in Nezv-Jersey, a few AA^eks 
ago, a Negro Fellow was tried and convicted for a Rape 
on an Idiot Girl, of about 13 Years old. He is to be exe- 
cuted on the 29th Instant. 

On the 14th Inst, the House of one Spenser in Salem 
County was consumed by Fire, and two of his Sons (one 
about six and the other eight Years old) unhappily lost 
their Lives in the Flames; it being out of the Power of 
their distressed Friends to save them. About a Week 
before, the House of one Cox, in the same County, was 
burnt to the Ground, and one of his Children, a Son, also 
perished in the Flames. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, 
No. 115, March 20-27, 1769. 

Nezv-Vork, March 20. Tuesday last was married at 



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Elizabeth-Town, in New-Jersey, Col. Templer of the 
26th Regiment, to Lady Sinclair, Relict of Sir John 
Sinclair, Bart. 

And the Thursday following Mr. James Rivington, 
of this City, Bookseller, was married to the Widow Eliz- 
abeth Van Horne, Relict of Mr. Cornelius Van Home. 

A Good Bargain to be got. John Scott, of Hanover 
Town, Morris County, New-Jersey, being of late so much 
afflicted with the Rheumatism, that he is not able to attend 
his Slaves on the Farm as usual, purposes to rent it out 
for seven Years from April 1 769. To set forth the Qual- 
ities of said Farm is needless, as it is well known to be 
equal to any in said County for raising Stock or Hay, and 
much good Land may be cleared for Grain ; and the Wood 
on said Land will pay for the clearing. If the Tenant 
wants it, he may have three good Slaves, viz. Two Men 
and a Wench, together with waggons, carts, ploughs, har- 
rows, and every other farming Utensil; as also Horses, 
Cows, Oxen, &c, on Rent, or Sale. Whoever inclines to 
rent the same, may apply to said Scott, on the Premises, 
who will treat with them on reasonable Terms.- — TJie Nezv 
York Gazette and IVeekly Mercury, No. 908, MarcJi 20, 
1769. 

To be Sold, 
A Plantation of very good Land, situated in Somerset 
County, and Province of New-Jersey, in the Forks of 
Lomarton, containing 376 Acres of very good Land, ten 
Acres whereof is excellent Meadow, (and more may be 
made) and 80 Acres very good Wood Land. There are 
on said Plantation, a large Store House, a large Dutch 
Barn, and a good Orchard, containing 200 Apple Trees; 
the Buildings and Improvements all in good Repair and 
Order; said Plantation lies about 15 Miles alx)ve Rariton 



402 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

Landing, within three Quarters of a Mile of the Mills for- 
merly belonging to Mr. Andrew Leake, and within two 
Miles of the Mills of Mr. John Davis : Any Person in- 
clining to purchase the same, may apply to the Subscriber, 
living on the Premises, who can give an indisputable Title 
for the same. 

Peter Poost. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1368, March 23, 1769. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Trenton, 
West New-Jersey, on the i8th day of March, an Irish ser- 
vant lad, named Michael Brady, about 19 years of age, 
about 5 feet 4 inches high, well set, very thick legs, and 
knock kneed, fair complexion, full grey eyes, and lightish 
short hair; had on, and took with him, a brown thickset 
fustian coat and breeches, and a green cloth jacket, with 
flat metal buttons on them, a pair of blue stocking breech- 
es, one linen jacket, with red stripes, and white and ozen- 
brigs shirt, coarse grey yarn stockings, new pumps, with 
long quarters, with metal buckles in them, and coarse felt 
hat. He is a shoemaker by trade, and pretends to the 
stuff-work. Whoever takes up and secures said servant in 
any of his Majesty's goals, so that his master may have 
him again, shall have Three Pounds reward, and reason- 
able charges, paid by 

William Tucker. 

N. B. He may very probably change his name and 
clothes, as he is a crafty fellow. 

Alloway's Creek Township, Salem County, 

March 3, 1769. 
Left in the custody of the Subscriber, some time in 
June last, a dark brown Horse, about 12 or 13 hands high, 
5 or 6 years old, without brand or ear-mark, with a star 



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in his forehead, paces, trots and gallops, short bob tail, 
most of his mane hangs to the off side; the person that 
brought him calls himself Thomas Powell, and says he got 
him of a young man, an acquaintance of his, a ship car- 
penter, at a place called The Trap, in New Castle county, 
and that he Powell, was to leave the said horse at the 
young man's father's, in some part of the Jersey's; but 
since Powell has absconded, and being apprehensive that 
the said horse might have been stolen, this is to inform 
the owner, if any, to come and prove his property, and 
take him away, otherwise he will be sold in six weeks from 
this date, to pay charges, by me 

Lewis Owen. 

N. B. Said Powell brought, with said horse, a good 
saddle and bridle. 

Pilesgrove, Salem County, March 13, 1769. 
To be sold, by way of public vendue, on the i8th day of 
April, at 12 o'clock, on the premises, A plantation, situate 
in the township of Pilesgrove, containing 150 acres of 
good wheat land, 100 acres of the same cleared, and in 
good fence, 10 acres of good meadow, and 20 acres of 
good ash swamp, within 25 miles of the city of Philadel- 
phia, lying on the stage road from Cooper's ferry to Cum- 
berland county; there is on said premises, a good dwelling 
house, with two rooms on the lower floor, a good brick 
draw-well at the door, a good frame barn and stables, and 
a fine bearing orchard of good fruit. Part of the money 
to be paid down, and a reasonable time will be given for 
the remaining part. The further conditions will be made 
known on the day of 'sale, and attendance given by 

Abraham Peters. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2100, March 2t,, 
1769. 



404 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [17^9 

On Monday last as Mr. George Henry, of this City, 
Brass Founder, with three other Men, were coming from 
Burhngton in a Fishing Boat, off Point-no-Point the Boat 
overset, and they all got on her Bottom, but Mr. Henry 
and two others were washed off and drowned; the other 
Man was taken off by a Boat from the Shore. 

TEN DOLLARS Reward. 
Run away on the 12th ult. from the subscriber, living 
in Springfield township, Chester county, an Irish servant 
man, named Terence Downy, speaks good English, is 5 
feet 10 inches high, 25 years of age, fresh complexion, 
has light brown curled hair, broad shouldered, and a well- 
shap'd fellow : Had on when he went away, an old castor 
hat, old light coloured cloth-jacket, with cuffs of the same, 
an old red serge under ditto, patched with white thread, 
sheepskin breeches, blue ribbed yarn stockings, and old 
pumps, with carved brass buckles in them. He ran away 
two years and a half ago; was married in Bucks county, 
and called his name Charles Downing; was hired in the 
Jerseys, and there called his name William Robinson. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and secures him in any 
goal, so that his master may have him again, shall have 
the above reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by me 

Samuel Levis. 
— TJie Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 116, March 27- 
April 3, 1769. 

To be sold on Tuesday the eleventh day of April next, at 
public vendue. 
A Farm containing 200 acres of choice land, situate in 
Freehold, Monmouth county, and province of East New- 
Jersey, on which there is a good dwelling-house, barn, and 
other out-houses, and an orchard that makes in a good 
season 150 barrels of cyder, and has at least 15 acres of 



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good meadow ground. The conditions will be made 
known on the premises on the day of sale, by the proprie- 
tor. 

Thomas Walton 

RuN-away on Wednesday the 15th of March inst. from 
the subscriber, near Pluckimin. an indented Irish servant 
man named Matthew King : He is about 6 feet high, and 
marked with the small-pox; had on when he went away a 
suit of home made mixt grey linsey cloaths. Whoever 
takes up and secures the said servant in any of his Maj- 
esty's goals, or brings him to his master, shall receive 
Two Dollars reward, and all reasonable charges paid, by 

Marcus King. 

To Be Sold, 
A Plantation pleasantly situated on the East Side of 
Hackinsack River, about a Mile and a Half above the 
Town, containing One Hundred and three Acres of choice 
Land. There is on it a good Stone House of two Rooms, 
and a Cellar under it, with a good Barn, Cyder Mill and 
Garden, as also an Orchard of about 150 bearing Apple 
Trees, with other Fruit Trees. There is about 20 Acres 
of it good Wood-Land, the rest clear and fit for Tillage, 
there being fifteen Acres now in Seed, and more may be 
put in. About five or six Acres of it is choice fresh Mead- 
ow. And Boats may load at the Door. Any Person in- 
clining to purchase, may apply to Ahrahmn P. Lott, Esq; 
in Nezv-York, or to Lazvrcnce Vanderhoof, the Owner, 
living on the Premises, by whom a good Title will be 
given. 

The Creditors of William Whitehead, are desired to 
meet at the Dwelling House of William Hick, Innholder, 
at Princeton, on Monday the 3d Day of July next, at 3 



406 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

o'clock in the Afternoon, in order to receive the Divi- 
dend of his Estate. 

Robert Stockton, ) Assignees. 

Joseph Stockton,, ) '^ 

N. B. Such as do not bring in their Demands, at or 
before that Day, will be altogether excluded. 
Princeton, March 22. 

Elijah cth-T own, March 23, 1769. 

All Persons who are any ways indebted to the Estate 
of Noadiah Potter, late of the Borough of Elizabeth, in 
the County of Essex, and Province of New-Jersey, de- 
ceased, are desired to make speedy Payment; and those 
who have any Demands on said Estate, to bring in their 
Accounts that the same may be adjusted, by 

Robert Ogden, Executor. 

To Be Sold. 
The noted plantation at Cheesquakes, in Middlesex 
county, in the possession of Nicholas Everson, lying on 
the north side of said creek, bounded by the Rarifaii river, 
and opposite the city of Perth-Ainhoy ; A large quantity 
of salt meadow, convenient for fishing or oystering and 
fowling, of which there are great plenty, in their seasons ; 
the land as good as any in those parts, well watered and 
well timber'd, very convenient to landing, for transporta- 
tion to Ainhoy or Neiv-York. The whole lying for five 
hundred acres of land and meadow : And a good title will 
be given by the said 

Nicholas Everson. 
— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1369, March 27, 1769. 

To be Sold, by the Subscribers, 
Two pieces of land, viz. sixty acres, lying in Mount- 
Holly; on which there is a good brick dwelling-house, a 



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good frame kitchen, good orchard, stables and out-houses. 
And twenty acres of meadow ground, lying some distance 
from the other. The terms of sale may be known, by 
applying to John Hatkinson, in Mount-Holly, or John 
Cripps, living near Salem. 

If George Scheints, who came to Philadelphia from 
Francfort, in Germany, about 14 years ago, is living, and 
will apply to Richard Moore, in Alloway's Creek, Salem 
County, he may hear of his brother Henry Scheints, 
who will be very glad of the opportunity of seeing him. — ■ 
The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2101, Mareh 30, 1769. 

Perth-Amboy, Middlesex County, March 30. 
Is committed to this gaol a young Irishman, who calls 
himself Timothy Keaff, he says he broke out of New- 
town gaol in Bucks County. The owner is desired to 
come, pay charges, and take him away, otherwise he will 
be sold out to pay the same in three weeks from this date, 
by me William Jolly, Gaoler. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 117, April 3-10, 
1769. 

The Creditors of Thomas Leonard, deceased, are de- 
sired to meet at the House of JVilliain Hick, in Prince- 
Town, on Monday the Nineteenth Day of June next, be- 
tween the Hours of 10 o' Clock in the Morning, and 5 in 
the Afternoon, in order to settle their Second Dividend 
of the said Leonard's Estate. 

Samuel Tucker, ~] 

Thomas Watson, ^ Assignees. 
Job Stockton, I '^ 

Joseph Olden. J 
March 22, 1769. 

—The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1371, April 3, 1769. 



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Whereas Cornelius Low has let his Farm at Rariton, 
for a short Term, and it did not suit the Person who took 
it, either to hire or purchase all the Stock of Cattle, and 
Negro Slaves, consisting of Men, Women and Children 
of both Sexes and different Ages, therefore the Stock and 
Slaves are now for Sale, or any of the Servants will be 
hired out by the Year, at a cheap Rate, as may be most 
convenient to those that want them; The Slaves were all 
born in this Country, and have been brought up from their 
Infancy to the farming Business, which they understand 
very well, having managed the Farm for some Years, 
without an Overseer : All that remains undisposed of on 
the 17th of this Instant, will on that Day be sold at public 
Vendue, at the said Farm, together with Horses. Wag- 
gons, Ploughs, Harrows, and farming Utensils, &c. 
Twelve Months Credit will be given to those who pur- 
chase to the Amount of Three Pounds and upwards, giv- 
ing Security, if required, and as the Money will very prob- 
ably not be wanted at the End of that Period, a longer 
Term may then be obtain'd, as shall be agreed on. 

Rariton Landing, jrf April, 1769. 

Morristozvn, March 2yth, 1769. 

Ferdinand. 

A Large noble brown bay Stallion, 
near seventeen hands high, beautifully 
shap'd from head to croup, was 
brought from England in the year 
Sixty Six, for the improvement of the 
breed of horses in America. The Sire 
of him was a fine Spanish horse (which breed is allowed 
by the best writers to excel all others) his dam was one 
of the ablest hunters in England. Will serve mares the 
ensuing season at Morrisdon, in the countv of Monmcuith. 



Figure 

OF a 

Horse. 



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East New-Jersey, for the sum of four pounds Proclama- 
tion, and if the mares don't prove with fole this season, 
they may be served ag^in next Spring for two pounds. 
Mares will be taken good care of, and pastured at a rea- 
sonable rate, there are to be seen at the above place, four 
fine colts of Ferdinand's get, that promise well to make 
good able Road horses, so much wanted in this country. 
Michael Kearney. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1370, April 6, 1769. 

All Persons indebted to the Estate of John Conner, 
Chapman, deceased, who travelled chiefly in the Jerseys, 
either by Bond, Bill, Note, or Book Debt, are desired to 
pay the same to the vSubscriber, living in Shrewsbury 
Township, Monmouth County, East Jersey, on or before 
the First Day of May next; and all those having any 
Demands against the said John Conner, are desired to 
send their Accounts, before that Date, to the Subscriber, 
regularly proved, in order to have the Estate settled, ac- 
cording to Law. 

William Morton, Executor. 

Cltstom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared Schooner 
Brittania, H. Johnson, Salem. 

Five Pounds Reward. 
Run azvay from the Union Iron-zvorks, in Hunterdon 
county, West Neiv-Jersey, on Saturday, the 2^th of Feb- 
ruary last, an indented servant man, nauied Dennis She- 
han, sometimes goes by name of Dennis Stevens, this 
country born, about 5 feet 8 inches high, and 2y years of 
age, by trade a mill-ivright ; he is a fresh healthy looking 
man, wears his ozvn black hair, tied, has a scar on one of 
his cheeks, remarkable zvhite eyes, and a dozvn look, zvhen 



4IO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

in conversation, his jazvs are apt to snap zvhen eating, and 
wants several of his foreteeth; had on, when he went 
away, a broadcloth coat and jacket, little worn, half worn 
buckskin breeches, nezv shoes, brass buckles, and light bine 
coloured milled stockings, a half worn beaver hat, check 
shirt; he appears to be a qniet simple fcllozv, but is artful, 
and fond of strong liquors, very talkative when drunk, 
will say) much of his knozvledge in the mill-wright trade, 
{may pretend to knozv something of the founder's busi- 
ness at an iron furnace, and many other things, of zvhich 
he is quite ignorant. JVhoever takes up and secures said 
servant in any of his Majesty's goals, or delivers him to 
Joseph Turner in Philadelphia, or to the Subscriber at the 
iron-zvorks aforesaid, shall receive the above rezvard, and 
all reasonable cJiarges, paid by 

Robert Taylor, at Union Forge. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette No. 2102, April 6, 1769. 

TEN DOLLARS Reward. 
Run away from Hendrick Coyler of East New- Jersey, 
a negro fellow named Ishmael, by trade a blacksmith, 
is much pitted with the small pox and has a blemish in one 
eye, is a .ereat fiddler and is often shewing slight of hand 
tricks; has a Squaw for a wife. He got leave of his mas- 
ter about two years since to go towards Middleton to look 
a master; it is said he has worked some time at the iron 
works near Spotswood; 'tis thought he is since gone to- 
wards Pennsylvania; he has been acquainted about East- 
Town. Whoever takes up said fellow, and delivers him 
to Capt. Elias Dayton, in Elizabeth-town, or said Coy- 
ler at Horse-Neck, shall have the above reward, with 
reasonable charges paid by 

Hendrick Coyler. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1374, April 6, 
1769. 



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Notice is hereby given to whom it may concern, that 
the Owners and Possessors of the Meadows and Marshes 
on both Sides of Manington Creek, in the County of Sa- 
lem, and Province of West New-Jersey, do intend to peti- 
tion the House of General Assembly of the said Province 
for leave to bring in a Bill to dig Ditches, or a Canal, 
through the said Marsh, in order to prevent the Water 
overflowing the said Meadow, and likewise to remove the 
Bank from where it now stands, and erect another further 
down the said Creek. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 
118, April 10-17, 1769. 

Public notice is hereby given, that the trustees of 
Queen's College, are desired to meet on Thursday the 4th 
of May next, at the house of Henricus Cuiper, Esq; at 
Horsimus, in the County of Bergen. 

David Marinus, Clerk. 

To be sold or let, a fine plantation, containing 167 acres 
of choice good land, lying 7 miles from Elizabeth-Town, 
in Springfield; with a good double house, barn, and saw- 
mill, and a fine situation for a grist-mill; well watered 
and timbered with a good orchard, out-houses, &c. The 
title may be depended upon to be good, as all incumbrances 
are taken off; easy payments will be taken, paying inter- 
est. The vendue to be held on the premises, on Thursday 
the 20th Instant April, at one o'Clock in the Afternoon, 
where the Conditions will be made known by Nathaniel 
and EzEKiEL Ball. If any person incline to purchase said 
farm before the day of sale, may apply to the subscribers, 
who will agree on reasonable terms. 

The Members of the New-Jersey Medical Society, are 
desired to remember, that their next stated General Meet- 
ing, will be on the first Tuesday in May next, at the House 



412 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

of Mr. Duff, in New-Brunswick. And as some important 
Matters respecting the farther EstabHshment, &c. of said 
Society, wih be taken into consideration, the Members are 
desired to be as punctual in attending as possible, and as 
early in the Day as may be. 

Those Gentlemen of the Profession, in the Province, 
who have not hitherto joined the Society, are invited to 
attend at the Time and Place above mentioned. 

Isaac Smith, Secretary. 

Fifteen Dollars Reward, 
RuN-away from Jacob Starn, living on Change Water 
Iron Works, in Sussex county. West New-Jersey, some 
time in March, in the year 1768, an Irish servant Man, 
named Thomas Murphy, about 5 feet 8 inches high, well 
set, black curl'd hair, a shoemaker by trade, which he un- 
doubtedly now follows, as he was a middling good work- 
man at the same : He is about 19 years of age. he work'd 
at his trade from the time he run away till about the mid- 
dle or latter end of June, along the North River, near 
Kinderhook, Claverack, and Livingston's Manor, and 
there chang'd his name from Thomas Murphy, to Thomas 
Newman, and passed by the name of the New-England 
shoemaker, and from there it is said he went to New-Eng- 
land. Whoever shall apprehend and secure said servant 
in any of his Majesty's goals, so that his master may have 
him again, or bring him to Dirck Brinckerhoff, of the city 
of New-York, Merchant, shall have the above fifteen dol- 
lars reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

Jacob Starn, or Dirck Brinckerhoff. 
— The Nczi' York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No. 
911, April 10, 1769. 

Salem, April 13, 1769. 
Whereas the partnership of Bartram and Lithgow 



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is expired, all persons indebted to said partnership, are 
requested to pay off their respective ballances immediately. 
Daniel Lithgow carries on the business, as usual, at 
Salem Bridge, and has just got a neat assortment of goods, 
suitable for the season, which he will sell on very reason- 
able terms. He thanks the public for their former favours, 
and hopes for a continuance thereof. 

Philadelphia, April ii, 1769. 
Run away, yesterday, from the Subscriber, living in 
Burlington county. West Jersey, an Irish servant man, 
named Francis Nevel, but it is likely he may change his 
name, he is of light complexion, 5 feet 10 inches high, has 
short thin straight hair, fresh coloured with a small mole 
on one cheek, and a small scar on the other; had on, a 
brown coat, bound round with worsted, old castor hat, 
leather breeches, black stockings, and old shoes. All mas- 
ters of vessels are forbid to carry him off at their peril. 
Whoever secures said servant, so that his master may have 
him again, shall receive Four Dollars reward, paid by 

Solomon Ridgway. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2103, A[^yil 13, 
1769. 

To be sold by the subscriber, in the city of Philadelphia, 
the following tracts of land, viz. 
A plantation containing about 300 acres, 60 whereof 
are cleared, 20 acres of good meadow and more may be 
made, the remainder is well timbered; there is a good 
dwelling house and orchard, a barn, and other out-houses 
thereon; also a grist mill with one pair of stones, and a 
fulling mill, with press, shop, dye house, tenter bars, and 
all other tools and utensils, necessary for carrying on the 
fulling business; situate on the main branch of Great 



414 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

Timber Creek, in the county of Gloucester, in the western 
division of the province of New-Jersey, in a good part of 
the country for trade, being within a mile of navigable 
water on the said creek, and eight miles from the town 
of Gloucester. It is an old accustomed place for business, 
both in the grinding and fulling way, and is well situated 
for a store, being in a thick inhabited part of the country, 
and within a small distance of several saw mills, on the 
same creek. The land is good, and capable of producing 
any kind of grain; the mill, with a trifling expence may 
be rendered fit for merchant work, and though there may 
not be a sufficient quantity of wheat to be purchased in 
that part of the country, yet the cost of transporting it 
from Philadelphia, will be very small, and consequently 
conveying the flour back to market will be the same, there 
being but one mile land carriage, and even this might be 
prevented by a little trouble in cleaning the creek of brush, 
&c. as it is of sufficient depth for a battoe, or other small 
craft, to carry a load from the landing to the mill's tail, 
so that the advantages arising from this branch will ren- 
der it very valuable to the purchaser. It will be sold alto- 
gether, or divided into two parts, as will best suit the 
buyer, there being a house (exclusive of the one already 
mentioned) on the other end of the place, in which a ten- 
ant now lives. 

Also a piece of cedar swamp containing about 70 acres, 
well stocked with fine young timber, situate on a main 
branch of Great Egg Harbour River, called Squancum, 
about 15 miles from a landing on Timber Creek, in the 
county and province aforesaid. 

Any person who has a mind to view either of the afore- 
said places, may apply to Randle Marshall, living on 
the first mentioned, and for terms of sale, to 

John Heaton. 



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Whereas one William Rawson, of the township of 
Greenwich, in the county of Gloucester, in the western 
division of the province of New-Jersey, some time in Feb- 
ruary last, obtained of me the subscriber, in a wicked, de- 
ceitful and fraudulent manner, five promisary notes, the 
whole amounting- to about £. 21, for which I never re- 
ceived any manner of consideration; therefore 1 do here- 
by forwarn all persons not to take an assignment on said 
notes, or any of them, as I am determined not to pay them, 
they being obtained as aforesaid. 

April 19, 1769. Jacob Long. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 119, April 17-24. 
1769. 

Whereas I the Subscriber, of Connecticut Farms, in 
the County of Essex, and Province of New-Jersey, and my 
Wife Hannah, (some Times calling herself Hannah Wil- 
lis, the Relict of Isaac Willis, deceased,) have by mutual 
Consent lived separate from each other for some Years 
past; and now by the Suggestion of some evil minded 
Persons, my said Wife hath run me considerably in Debt; 
these are therefore to forbid all Persons whomsoever, 
trusting or crediting her the said Hannah on my Account, 
as I am determined to pay no more Debts of her contract- 
ing, from the Date hereof. 

Rueben Cherry 

Stolen out of the Stable of Eliphalet Johnson, at New- 
ark, on Saturday Night the 15th Instant, a dark bay Horse 
about fourteen Hands high, 6 Years old, trots heavy, but 
goes a good hand-gallop : his mane is half hoged on the 
left Side, and the Hair wore off under the Mane on the 
Right Side : He is marked with the Letter N. on the left 
Shoulder : He has a few grey Hairs in his Forehead, and 
the Hair wore off his Sides with the Stirups. Whoever 



4l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

takes up and secures said Horse and Thief, so that he may 
be brought to Justice, shall receive Five Pounds Reward, 
and whoever takes up and returns said Horse, without the 
Thief, shall have Fiz'c Dollars, and reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

Eliphalet Johnson 

— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
912, April 17, 1769. 

Stolen out of the House of the Subscriber, in Horse 
Neck, on the Alorning of the 15th of this Instant April, a 
large Silver Tankard, that will contain three Pints, markt 
with the Letters CJ.B. and stampt LB or P.O. Whoever 
will bring said Tankard to me in Horse Neck, or to Alex- 
ander Montgomery, Tavern Keeper, near the Ship Yards 
in New- York, or will apprehend the Thief or Thieves, so 
that he or they may be Convictedj shall have a Reward of 
Five Dollars, and all reasonable Charges paid by 

Matthew Mead. 

At Public Vendue 
On Wednesday the ^d of May next, at Colonel Schuy- 
LERS, Second River, will be Sold. 
A Red Cedar framed Boat, that will carry about 1 1 
Cords of Wood, and has good new Rigging. 

To be sold at publick Vendue, on Wednesday the 17th 
of May, a tract containing 360 acres of excellent land, 
with a very good dwelling-house almost new, pleasantly 
situated on an eminence, commanding a very fine prospect 
over the low lands, with three fire-places, and a good cellar 
under it; also a very large barn 50 feet long, 34 wide, well 
built, covered with Cedar, a good well at the door, two 
large young orchards, the trees mostly grafted with the 
best of fruit; there mav be made near 100 barrels of cider 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4^7 

in one year, and double that when the trees get their 
growth, also plenty of peaches ; there is on this tract about 
100 acres of excellent wheat land, also 50 acres very suit- 
able for hemp; there can be cut yearly 80 tons of good 
Hay; and much more may be got with little expence: 
This tract of land is exceedingly well wooded and watered; 
it lies in the County of Morris, Township of Hanover, on 
the Neck, bounded on Passaick river, where there is plenty 
of fish and wild fowl in the season; it lies 13 miles from 
Newark, 18 from Elizabeth-Town, and within half a mile 
of Mr. Green's meeting-house, in a very pleasant healthy 
part of the country, a place remarkable for good markets, 
having a great number of iron works back of it. Any per- 
son choosing to purchase before the day of public sale, may 
apply to Peter Smith, on the premises, who will agree, and 
give a good title for the same; or to Jacamiah Smith, near 
Elizabeth-Town. The conditions of vendue will be made 
known at the day of sale, by 

Peter Smith 

— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1372, April 20, 1769. 

A List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office, Phila. 
A. Josiah Appleton, N. Jersey. 

H. William Hogg, Gloucester; John Hatton, West- 
Jersey. 

J. Richard Jones, Woodberry. 

S. Samuel Shivers, Gloucester Co. 

T. John Thompson, N. Jersey. 

These are to give Notice, That a Number of the In- 
habitants, on both Sides of great Timber Creek, in the 
County of Gloucester, intend to present a Petition to the 
General Assembly of New-Jersey; at the next Sessions, 
praying Leave, that a Bill may be brought in, to build a 

27 



41 8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Bridge over said Creek to and from the Lands late George 
Marple's and Samuel Clements, deceased, to be so con- 
structed as not to interrupt the Navigation 

New-Jersey, April 4, 1769 
As sundry Gentlemen, in and about Philadelphia, are 
desirous of raising Colts, out of the celebrated English 
hunting Horse, called Frederick, that is kept for cover- 
ing Mares in Monmouth County, East-Jersey, they may 
have an Opportunity of sending Mares to him the 15th of 
May, by applying to Robert Baines, at Mr. Rhea's 
Stable, in Church-Alley, any Time before the said Date, 
and no Expence will attend them, but the Ferriage, and 
eating upon the Road, and the Mares will be returned 
them again, when done with the Horse (Accidents ex- 
cepted.) The Price for covering, for the Season, will be 
Eight Dollars, and Eighteen pence per Week Pasturage, 
for the Mares, to be paid at their Return; or they may 
have their Mares warranted to be with Foal for Five 
Pounds, and if they do not prove so, the Money will be 
returned again upon Honour. 

The subscriber hereof having heretofore been possessed 
of a considerable estate, but, by the unforeseen hardness 
of the times, the falling of the price of lands, and other 
disappointments and losses, he has become incapable to 
satisfy all his creditors; in order, however, that none of 
them might lose all their demands, he surrendered and de- 
livered up his estate to them, with which, some of said 
creditors rest satisfied, but others being of a more craving, 
relentless and vindictive disposition, refuse to comply with 
any terms (notwithstanding many have been proposed) 
till the whole of their debts are paid, and have thrown him 
into confinement, where he has remained a prisoner for 1 1 
months past; these debts he is by no means able to pay, 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4I9 

he therefore, as the last resource, is under the disagreealjle 
necessity, of giving this notice to ah his creditors, that he 
intends to apply at the next session of General Assembly, 
of the province of New-Jersey, for an act to regain his 
liberty, of which all persons concerned are desired to take 
notice.-^ 

William Brown. 

The Subscriber hereof having heretofore been pos- 
sessed of a considerable estate, but by the unforeseen 
hardness of the times, disappointments, and losses in trade, 
and otherwise, the low price in sale of his lands, which 
have been sold for the benefit of his creditors, has rendered 
him unable to settle with his creditors to their full de- 
mands, to which some of said creditors are willing to com- 
pound, and be satisfied, but others being of a more crav- 
ing, relentless disposition, refuse to comply with any 
terms, till the whole of their debts are paid, which his cir- 
cumstances render him incapable to do at present, though 
he is willing to give up his all to them; but have confined 
him in the county goal at Gloucester, for near seven 
months past, which puts him under the disagreeable ne- 
cessity, as the last resource, to seek some other method 
for aid. These are therefore to give notice to all persons 
concerned, that he purposes to apply at the next meeting 
of the General Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, 
for relief in the premises. 

William Burnet. 

— The Pennsylvania Ga:;ette, No. 2104, April 20, 
1769. 

Extract of a letter from a gentleman in , to 

his friend, a merchant, in Philadelphia, dated April 15, 
1769- 

1 This and the next following advertisement are copied from that of 
George Reading, page 374, ante. 



420 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

"I've been seeing- my relations in Virginia, whom I have 
not visited these 14 years past, and in taverns and friends 
houses where I lodged on my way through the Jerseys, 
Pennsylvania, and Maryland, I found the people of all 
sorts greatly alarmed by the late revenue acts; the dissolv- 
ing of our provincial Parliaments or Assemblies ; the nezv 
courts of Admiralty erected on our coasts, the being de- 
prived of Juries in many cases to be tried; the British gov- 
ernment rejecting the petitions lately sent them from the 
colonies; and their now proposing to send for Otis, Gush- 
ing, &c to carry them home as traitors, and try them for 
their lives. These things have blown up the minds of the 
people into a high flame for industry all over the countries, 
so that several townships as I came along were resolving 
speedily to meet and enter into strict agreements against 
buying any more English goods, especially their woolen, 
silk, and callico fineries, but each family vigorously to set 
about manufacturing their own cloathing, and every other 
necessary article. I happened also into company where 
some farmers and a physician were about agreeing with 
an eminent silk-weaver, late from Dublin, about erecting 
a silk manufactory, as mulberries grow plentiful in the 
woods. At another gentleman's house where I was, his 
lady was spinning fast, and had five clever girls spinning 
along with her ever since they heard that the Boston Par- 
liament was dissolved; it's expected they will soon have 
a good deal of cloth to sell. When riding along the road 
last week, I saw sometimes country girls pointed out and 
hissed at for wearing scarlet and callicoes; bch! says a 
bachelor, there ride two saucy dames, none of them a match 
for me; she never zvill make a coat for me, ivhen it seems 
her mamma nez^er yet learned her to spin a coat nor nmntle 
for her dear siveet self ; this put the girls to the blush, and 

so rode off — The Pennsylvania Journal. No. 

1376, April 20, 1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 42 1 

On Thursday last the Honourable Jared Ingersoll, 
Esq; Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court, for this District 
arrived in Town from New-Haven. He is empowered to 
hear Appeal Causes from the Vice- Admiralty Courts of 
Virginia, Maryland, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsyl- 
vania, and the Counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex 
on Delaware. 

The Cu'cuit Courts, in the Western Division of the 
Province of New-Jersey, are appointed to be held as fol- 
fows : — At Salem the 2d of May; at Cumberland the 
5th; at Hunterdon the i6th; at Sussex the 24th. — The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 120, April 24-May i, 1769. 

Whereas a certain Joseph Pledger, 

A Shop Joiner by Trade, left the Town of Salem, West 
New-Jersey, in the Year 1765. If the said Joseph Pledger 
be living, he is desired to return to the said Town of Sa- 
lem, where he may be informed of something greatly to 
his Advantage. But should he be dead, it will be taken 
very kind if any Person will inform me of it. 

Robert Johnson 

Pursuant to an order of Jacob Ford, and Samuel Tut- 
tle, Esqrs, two of the judges of the inferior court of Com- 
mon Pleas, for the county of Morris, Notice is hereby 
given to the respective creditors of Robert Mountain, an 
insolvent debtor, in the goal of the county of Morris, that 
they be and appear at the Court House in Morris Town, 
in the county of Morris, on Thursday the nth day of 
May next, at 1 1 o'clock in the morning, to shew cause (if 
any they have) why an assignment should not be made 
of the said debtor's estate, and he discharged, agreeable 
to the directions of late act of the governor, council, and 
general assembly of the province of New-Jersey, entitled, 



42 2 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

"An act for the relief of insolvent debtors." — TJic Nczv 
York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 913, April 24, 
1769. 

Nezi'-York, April 24. A Letter from the back Part of 
Elizaheth-Town, greatly laments the extreme Cold Weath- 
er all last Week, and particularly Monday Night last was 
said to be the coldest that ever was known at this Season. 
The ice in many Places was a full Inch thick; and the 
great Peach Orchard belonging to Mr. Miller of that Bor- 
ough, consisting of upwards of 11,000 fine Trees, being 
then in full Bloom, was entirely blasted for this Year, and 
about Tool. Damage to its Owner. And indeed it is 
thought the Peaches are universally gone this Way, as 
well as several other Fruits in Bloom, tho' it is hoped the 
Apples may not have suffered so much, they being not 
yet open. We are assured also, that the Wheat in all Clay 
Soils, in the Jerseys, is prodigiously thrown out and per- 
ished, during the Winter, so that the Crops in all such 
Land will certainly fall very short. JVheii God's Jiidg- 
meiits arc on tJic Earth, the Inhabitants thereof should 
learn Righteonsness. — The Neiv York Gazette or U\-'ekl\' 
Post Boy, No. 1373, April 24, 1769. 

IVoodbridge, Nezv-Jersey, April 21, 1769 

Daniel Walton, of the Manor of Moreland, in Phil- 
adelphia county, is hereby informed, that his runaway ser- 
vant James Byrn, is in my custody, and he is desired to 
come, pay charges, and take him away. 

Nathaniel Heard. 

To Be Sold, 

By the Subscriber, and may be entered upon next Fall. 
A Valuable Plantation, and Tract of Land, contain- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 423 

ing 243 acres, situate on the river Delaware, in the town- 
ship of Chester, in the County of BurHngton, West- Jersey, 
about 10 miles from Cooper's Ferries, by land, and about 
the same distance from Philadelphia, by water; there is 
on said premises, a good two story framed house, a good 
kitchen, stone smoke-house, and sundry other convenient 
buildings, a small apple orchard, and sundry other fruit 
trees, about 60 or 70 acres of upland cleared, and within 
good fence, which is very fertile for grain or market 
truck; there is also about 20 acres of excellent meadow 
cleared, most part of which is under green grass and Tim- 
othy, and well secured from the tide, about 30 acres more 
may be made. The title is indisputable. Any person in- 
clinable to purchase, may know the terms, by applying to 
the Subscriber, living on the premises. 

Isaac Rogers. 

Eight Dollars Reward. 
Run away from the Subscriber, living near Indian 
River, an indented Servant Man, named Purmott Lee, 
about 6 Feet high, 25 Years of Age, and a little hard of 
Hearing, was born at Egg-Harbour, where it is supposed 
he is now, as his Wife and Father were seen travelling 
the Road that leads to that Place. Whoever takes up the 
said Servant, and brings him to John Mifflin, Merchant in 
Philadelphia, or to his Master at Indian River, shall re- 
ceive the above Reward, from 

John Jones. 

Salem, I Vest Nezv- Jersey, April 19, 1769. 

Twelve Dollars Reward. 

Absconded from Jiis nsnal Place of Abode, on the i6th 
Instant, a certain Doctor Thomas Ogle, born in Ireland, 
about Hve Feet six or seven Inches high, pitted zAth the 



424 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Small-pox, is given to Liquor, and when in Drink talks 
mueli of his Skill in Physic and Surgery, has had one of 
his Legs broke, and commonly wears a Handkerchief about 
it; Jiad on, when he zvent away, a half zvorn Beaver Hat, 
Bearskin Coat, Buckskin Breeches, Worsted Stockings, 
and good Shoes, zvith Pinch beck Buckles. He took with 
hint a Silver Watch, a Silver Face, Maker's Name Wm. 
Clayton, London, No. 24^0, rode a sorrel Horse, zvith a 
Blase in his Face; and had a Couple of Boxes, zvith Medi- 
cines in them {like a Pedlar's Pack) and a Suit of Fustian, 
not made up. Whoever takes up the said Dr. Ogle, and 
secures him in any of his Majesty's Goals, shall receive the 
above Rezvard. 
Thomas Hartley, Daniel Lithgow, Peter Ambler. 

N. B. All Watch-Makers are desired to stop the said 
Watch, if offered for Sale, or otherzvise. — Tlie Pennsylva- 
nia Gazette, No. 2105, April 27, 1769. 

To be LET or SOLD, 
By the subscriber, 

A Tract of land, containing one hundred acres (di- 
vided into lots) situate in Gloucester county, West New- 
Jersey, bounded by lands of Daniel and William Cooper, 
and the river Delaware, opposite Market and Chestnut 
streets in the city of Philadelphia; a plan of which is to 
be seen at the London Coffee house, at Peter Thomson's, 
Conveyances, in Race street, and at the subscriber's in 
Arch street. 

As it is not the intention of the subscriber to magnify 
the advantages which tenants or purchasers of lots will 
have, he hopes he may be permitted to mention a few 
things which must strike and shew the eligibleness of his 
plan. 

He takes it for granted it is universally known, that the 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 42$ 

pleasant and profitable, have generally been chosen by the 
wisest of men, in preference to either of them separately; 
and though to a trading- people it must be confessed that 
many profitable advantages may arise from situation 
alone, yet however men may engage themselves in the pur- 
suit of wealth, it should be their principal care to live 
where delightful prospects and wholesome air invites 
them; for what will it avail to acquire all the good things 
of this life, if health afterwards is wanting to enjoy them. 
The agreeable situation of these lots it must be allowed 
are inviting. It may be said with great justice, that while 
the air is dry and wholesome, the prospect on all sides but 
particularly of this city, is delightfully pleasant. They 
abound with many natural advantages as well for pleasure 
as for business, fishing and fowling; a soil fitted for gar- 
dening and the raising of earlier fruits than Pennsylvania 
affords; the opportunity of purchasing all kind of pro- 
visions as an addition towards house-keeping; the con- 
veniency of being near the city of Philadelphia for distil- 
leries, breweries, lumber yards, stores and other offices, 
all which advantages they have besides many others, of 
being suitable for the business of most kinds of mechan- 
icks. Or should gentlemen incline to become purchasers, 
they may be also equally well accommodated. The diver- 
sions of fishing and fowling has been already mentioned, 
add to these the pleasant amusement of sailing on the 
water in summer, and the certainty of having excellent 
roads for carriages and riding in winter are things not to 

be ranked amongst the least desireable "Sailing and 

riding says a great author, are profitable exercises, while 
they relax the mind, they strengthen the body, and enable 
it to pursue industry with more spirit." Persons whose 
weak or sickly state of body call for proper air and relax- 
ation, may also be suitably accommodated. If their dis- 



426 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

orders require the drinking of mineral waters, they are at 
hand; while change of air through a delightful country, 
which physicians often successfully recommend, may from 
the goodness of the roads, be used at all seasons. 

As to the title and terms on which the premises are to 
be disposed of, apply to 

Jacob Cooper. 

,. J , Thomas Yi'Ei.M.s, a prisoner confiiied 

l\ czv-J crscy ) 

Sussex County, \ ^'" ^^'^ .?«^/ ""f ^^^' "^"^'^ ^^""^3^ of Sus- 
ses, by his petition to the justices of 

the supreme court of judicature for the province aforesaid, 
hath prayed for the beuefit of the late insolvent act of the 
governor, council and general assembly of the said prov- 
ince, passed at Perth-Aniboy in the eighth year of his pres- 
ent Majesty's reign, entitled, An act for the relief of in- 
solvent debtors, and hath in open court taken the oath pre- 
scribed by the said act before the Hon. Frederick Smyth, 
Esq; chief justice, and JoJin Berrien, Esq; third justice of 
the said province. Notice is therefore hereby given to all 
the creditors of the said Thomas Helms, to appear before 
tlie justice aforesaid, at the city of Burlington, on Tiuirs- 
day, the eleventh day of May next, at ten of the clock in 
the forenoon of the same day, and shew cause, if auy tJiey 
have, zvhy the said Thoiiuis Helms sJiould not be dis- 
charged, agreeable to the directions of the said act. — The 
Pennsylvania Joiirnal, No. 1377, April 27, 1769. 

The trustees of the college of New-Jersey, give notice. 
That at the earnest sollicitation of many particular persons 
and societies friendly to the institution, they have entirely 
repealed the law which was to have taken place in Septem- 
br next, absolutely requiring four years residen.ce; and 
resolved to admit upon the same footing as before. They 
think it however necessarv to notifv, that everv scholar 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 427 

who pretends to enter any of the superior classes, must 
come fully prepared, and expect a strict and impartial ex- 
amination. And that no school master, or others con- 
cerned in the scholars, may have reason to complain of 
advantages being- taken against them, it is thought proper 
now to publish the original law of admission, and to give 
full information how the trial is to proceed. The law for 
admission into the freshmen class, enacted in the year 
1748, and which has still been the rule for the examina- 
tion, is in the following words. "None may expect to be 
admitted but such as being examined by the president and 
tutors, shall be found able to render Virgil and Tully's 
orations into English; and to turn English into true and 
grammatical latin; and be so well acquainted with the 
greek, as to render any part of the four Evangelists in that 
language, into latin or English; and to give the gram- 
matical construction of the words." By another law, en- 
acted in the year 1760, it is ordered, "That all who are 
admitted into the freshman class shall be acquainted with 
vulgar arithmetic, which shall be considered as a neces- 
sary term of their admission." 

These laws will be strictly observed, and it is expected 
that the scholars should not only explain the authors 
therein specified, but be well acquainted with the grounds 
of the languages, and such parts of education, as by their 
nature must be supposed to go before the above classical 
performances, viz. Reading english with propriety, spell- 
ing the English language, and writing it, without gram- 
matical errors. 

As to the superior classes; whoever desires to enter the 
Sophomore, must either come and sit down with the fresh- 
men of the preceding year, before commencement, and be 
judged at the same time; or if he comes later than their 
public examination, three must lie b/allotted from the class 



428 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

which he desires to enter, and by a fair comparison with 
them, he will be admitted or degraded. The same rule 
will be observed, as to those desiring admission into the 
junior class. 

It is expected and desired that masters of large schools 
who send a number of students to college, should come 
with them themselves; and be present and assist at their 
examination. By this means they will have the oppor- 
tunity of seeing justice done to them, and all suspicion of 
unfairness and partiality will be effectually prevented. 



View of 
Farm 

AND 

House. 



Newark, April 14, 1769. 
To be sold at private sale, and en- 
tered on immediately, the farm of Cap- 
tain James Gray, lying on the banks of 
the river Passaick, about one mile from 
the church at Newark, which from its 
situation has perhaps more incitements 
to induce a gentleman who 'wants a 
country seat, to pay his attention to it, and will more prob- 
ably please any elegant taste, than any in the country, as 
it is capable of almost every improvement. There are on 
the farm two good dwelling-houses, barn, stable, and 
coach-house. It contains 20 acres of excellent land, which 
if well manag'd and improv'd, will aft'ord bread corn for 
a small family, besides grass and hay for three horses, and 
four or five cows, a good orchard and large garden. It 
commands a most extensive view of the river, and over- 
looks Capt. Kennedy's farm, garden, and deer park, at 
Petersborough, to which it is opposite. The river abounds 
with fish and wild fowl in their season, which may be 
taken within a few rods distance from the houses. There 
is about one mile from the said farm, ten acres of good 
wood land, that will be sold with said farm and houses, 
or seperate, as may best suit the purchasers; if it should 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 429 

be inconvenient for any person to purchase the whole of 
said farm, it will be divided and sold seperate. For fur- 
ther particulars apply to Isaac Ogden, Esq; at Newark, 
who has power to sell the same. 

New-York, May i. Last Thursday Capt. Archibald 
Kennedy, Esq; was married to Miss Nancy Watts, 
Daughter of the Hon. John Watts, Esq; of this City, a 
young Eady of great Merit, with a handsome Fortune.-^ 

There is now in Westchester Goal, a Negro Man, who 
says his Name is Jim; that he came from New -Jersey, his 
Master's Name Erwin, and that he formerly belonged to 
Lawyer Ogden : He is tall, and very black. His Owner 
is desired to send for him, and pay Charges. 

Isaac Oakley, Goaler. 

— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
914, May I, 1769. 

Notice is hereby given, to all the Creditors of Joshua 
Pettet, an Insolvent Debtor, of the County of Essex, in 
East New-Jersey; to appear at the House of Jonathan Os- 
born, at the Scotch Plains, on the ist Day of June next, 
in order to make a Settlement and receive their Dividend, 
according as the Law directs. 

William Line ) . . 

T 4.U r\ u I Assignees. 

Jonathan Osborn, ) '^^ 

April 28, 1769. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 

1374, A^ay I, 1769. 

Nezv-York, May 4. We hear from Newark, that Eze- 
kiel Ball, an ingenious Mechanic, has invented a new Ma- 

1 For a sketch of Capt. Archibald Kennedy, of the Royal Navy, see 
N. J. Archives, IX., 460. 



430 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

chine for levelling the Roads with great Expedition, it is 
made in the Form of a Triangle, with a small Expence, 
and is drawn by Horses; Cutting off the Ridges and filling 
up the Ruts to Admiration, and deserves to be highly rec- 
ommended to the Public; if any Gentleman is desirous of 
knowing in what Manner it is made, the Model may be 
now seen at his House. 

To be sold, on Wednesday the loth of May inst. at the 
House of Robert Campbell, at Freehold, in the County of 
Monmouth, the following Lots and Parcels of Land in 
said Township, viz. The noted Tavern, known by the 
Name of Campbell's Tavern, perhaps one of the best 
stands in the County, a good Dwelling House with five 
Rooms and four Fire Places, a good Kitchen and Garden 
pailed in, as also a good bearing Orchard of 120 Apple 
Trees ; besides Peach and Cherry Trees, of the best Sort, 
with about 100 Acres of Land. Also another Tract of 
Land adjoining on the South Side of the Road, where said 
Tavern stands, with about 100 Acres of Land, 30 of which 
are good Meadow, chiefly of the best Sort ; there is also a 
good Dwelling House, Barn, and a young bearing Or- 
chard of 150 Trees; also sundry Lots of Land and Mead- 
ow lying adjacent, will be sold at the same Time. The 
Vendue to continue two Days, if all is not sold the first. 
Also to be sold at private Sale, a Plantation belonging to 
the Subscriber, at Fresh-Pounds, in the Corporation of 
New-Brunswick, containing about 100 Acres of good 
Wheat Land, lying on the Stage Road that leads from 
Philadelphia to Amboy, 90 of which are cleared, and on 
which there is a great Quantity of Fruit Trees, such as 
Mulberries, Apples, Peaches and Cherries, being situated 
within three Miles of two Forges and four of a Landing. 
An indisputable Title will be given. Good Bonds, on Li- 



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431 



terest will be taken, if it does not suit the Purchaser to pay 
Cash. The Vendue to begin at Ten of the Clock. 

Robert Campbell. 



To he sold at public Vendue, on Monday the 2pth of May 
next, (or at private Sale any Time before) at Perth- 
Amhoy 

A Boat called the Betsy, lately be- 
longing to John Watson; the said 
Boat is in exceeding good Order, with 
a new Quarter Deck, and very commo- 
dious for Passengers or any other 
Business. She will carry about Six 



Figure 

OF 

Boat 

under 



Sail. 
Cords of Wood 



April 28th, 1760. 



Jeremiah Stanton, 
William Wright. 



To be sold at Public Vendue, 
By Order of Joseph Reade. on Thursday 25th of May, 
Inst, at South-River Bridge, in the County of 
Middlesex : 
The Plantation and Premises lying 
on the West Side of the said River, 
and on the main Road from Burling- 
ton, and Amboy, lately belonging to 
the Estate of Samuel Neilson, de- 
ceased : Containing by Estimation, 
One Hundred and Fifteen Acres, 
Whereon is a good Dwelling House, some Oat-Houses, 
some clear Land, and some good Wood Land, where a 
Tavern has been kept for many Years past ; there is also 
on it a good Landing Place for Boats : Also there will be 
sold another Lot of Land, likewise lately belonging to the 



Figure 
OF Farm 

WITH 

two 
Houses. 



432 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Estate of the said Samuel Neilson, deceased, about a Mile 
from the above Premises lying on Duck-Creek, on the 
East Side of the said River, containing by Estimation, 
One Hundred and Twenty Acres, whereof great Part is 
good Meadow, and good Wood Land, and whereon also 
is a very good and convenient Landing Place. The Terms 
and Conditions of Sale will be made known at the Day and 
Place of Sale. — Tlie New York Journal or General Adver- 
tiser, No. 12,7 A, ^J(iy 4, 1769. 

Philadelphia, May 4. 

Captain Thompson, from Dublin, on the 23d ult. about 
50 Leagues from our Capes, spoke the Pennsylvania 
Packet, Captain Falconer, bound to London from this 
Port. 

Notice is hereby given to whom it may concern, that 
the owners of a piece or parcel of wild marsh, bounding 
on Delavk'are river, in the county of Salem, and province 
of New-Jersey, lying and being between the lands of John 
Mecum and Allen Congleton, do intend to petition the 
house of General Assembly of the said province, for leave 
to bring in a bill at the next sessions of General Assembly, 
for the banking, laying of sluices, and other things need- 
ful to be done, towards draining the aforesaid piece of 
wild marsh. 

By virtue of several writs to me directed, on the 19th 
day of May next, at the late dwelling-house of George 
May, in the township of Great Egg-Harbour, will be ex- 
posed to sale, by public vendue, between the hours of 12 
and 5 in the afternoon of said day, the following described 
tracts and lots of land, meadow and cedar swamp, viz. 
No. I, contains 127 acres, on which is a good two story 
frame dwelling-house and barn, with about 20 acres of 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 433 

cleared land, a grist-mill and saw-mill, in good repair, on 
a large stream of water, situate on the northerly side of 
Great Egg-Harbour river, near the head of the tide; 
within a quarter of a mile from said mills is a very con- 
venient landing, where sea vessels can go and come full 
freighted. No. 2, is 100 acres of timber land, and includes 
the abovementioned landing. No. 3, is loi acres of cedar 
swamp, about a mile from the above mills, lying on Bad- 
cock's creek, which is full of timber. No. 4, is 50 acres of 
marsh, on the opposite side of the river to the first lot, 
which is now banked, and makes good meadow. No. 5, 
is 50 acres of land and marsh, on the south west side of 
the river, at a place called the Upper Pine Hammock. 
No. 6, is 50 acres of cedar swamp, on Gravelly Run, about 
3 miles from the said mills. No. 7, is 46 acres of land, and 
cedar swamp, lying on the said river, including a landing, 
called Colt's Landing. Also 125 acres of cedar swamp, 
in two tracts, a few miles from said mills. Throughout 
the above tracts of land, in many places, is found large 
quantities of iron ore, and the stream on which the mills 
are built, being sufficient, it is thought a valuable iron 
work might be erected there, and its situation would ren- 
der the exportation of it very convenient. Any person 
inclining to purchase, may view the premises, by applying 
to Charles Steelman, or Samuel Snell, near the same. 
Credit will be given for two thirds of the purchase money, 
with paying interest. The whole late the real estate of 
said George May; seized in execution, and to be sold by 

Samuel Blackwood, Sheriff. 
N. B. At the same time will be sold, a quantity of 

West-Jersey rights. 

Gloucester, April 27, 1769. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2106, May 4, 1769. 
A Correspondent writes us, that a Body of upwards of 

28 



434 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

500 Stout active industrious Men, completely armed and 
accoutred, are arrived at or near the Minisinks, from New- 
England, (with Carts, Oxen, Horses, and various Instru- 
ments of Mechanism and Husbandry) on their Way to 
possess and settle the Lands they claim on the Susque- 
hannah, from whence a small Party were lately forced by 
a superior Number of Proprietary Agents and Partisans 
of this Province. They are continually joined by People 
from different Parts of New-Jersey, in which Province 
they met with the greatest Hospitality. They are in high 
Spirits, on their near Approach to what they call the 
American Canaan, or Land of Promise. — The Pennsylva- 
nia Chronicle, No. 122, May 8-15, 1769. 

New-York, May 8. A Sloop from Coracoa,^ for this 
Port, Anthony Pereau, Master, was drove ashore last 
Tuesday Night in a hard Gale of Wind at South-East, at 
Shrewsbury Inlet, on the Coast of New-Jersey ; the Vessel 
is entirely lost, and three of the People, two white Men, 
and a Negro, perished with the Cold : The Cargo, Mo- 
hagony, and chipped Logwood, will be saved. 

Five Dollars Reward. 
RuN-away from the subscriber, in Elizabeth-Town, 
East New- Jersey, on Sunday evening last, a servant lad 
named Cornelius Plurry, born in Old England, about "19 
years of age, five feet 6 inches high, fair complexion, light 
coloured hair : Had on when he went away, a blue sail- 
or's jacket, much worn, and faded; a blue broad cloth 
under jacket; a pair of buckskin breeches, blue stockings, 
half boots much worn. He has lived with the subscriber 
as an hostler, can trim a horse very well. Whoever se- 
cures the above servant, and confines him in any goal in 
this or the neighbouring provinces, or returns him to his 

1 Curacoa. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 435 

master, shall receive the above reward, and all reasonable 
charges, paid by rne. Broughton Reynolds. 

— The New York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No. 
915, May 8, 1769. 

Lost, 

From the South Side of Staten-Island, the twenty-sixth 
Day of April, a Canoe, of about 20 Feet long, three Feet 
wide, with a small Bar of Iron under the Seat. Whoever 
takes up or secures said Canoe, so that the Owner may 
have her again, shall have Two Dollars Reward, paid by 
me. Benjamin Spining 

Elisaheth-Town, April 9, 1769. 

Four Pounds Reward, 
RuN-away from the Subscriber, living in Shrewsberry, 
in the County of Monmouth and Province of Fast New- 
Jersey, the 30th of April, a Man about five Feet five or six 
Inches high, round Face, a very strait limb'd Fellow, 
about thirty Years of Age, named Thomas Howel. Mer- 
ica Bourn, a Woman, has left this Place in order to marry 
him, which will be his third Wife, if so she may be called, 
the first being living; and was branded in the Hand for 
marrying the second, whether the Brand is yet to be seen 
I cannot say; Also at the same Time a Servant Man, 
named Joseph Compton, about five Feet high, about 26 
Years of Age, run-away from the Subscriber, they are 
supposed to be together; the Servant has a large Scar on 
one of his Insteps, occasioned by the cut of an Ax, and is 
already advertised also, at Four Pounds Reward. Who- 
ever takes up and secures either the Prisoner or Servant, 
shall be paid the above Reward, if both, Eight Pounds for 
the two, by me Stephen Tallman, jun. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1375, May II, 1769. 



436 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

G. Bartram and P. Shiras, 
Have brought up to their store, at Mountholly, 
A Large and general assortment of European, East and 
West-India Goods, which was purchased on the best 
terms : therefore are determined to supply the town and 
country lower than has been done there for many years 
past, and purposes to sell for ready money, or country 
produce, only. 

N. B. The public will be made acquainted with the 
particulars of the Goods by another Advertisement, in a 
few days time. 

To Be Sold, 
A Tract of Land in West New-Jersey, situate in the 
township of Nottingham, on the south side of Sunpink 
Creek, about 4 miles from Trenton, and 5 from the pub- 
lic landing, below the Falls, known by the name of the 
Bear Swamp, joining lands of Rebeccah Wright, and oth- 
ers, containing about 300 acres, 200 of which may be made 
good meadow, with a stream of water running through 
the same, a small part of the upland cleared, the rest well 
timbered. Also a house and lot on the west side of Fifth- 
street, two doors above Arch-street, containing in width 
19 feet and an half, and in depth 50 feet, with a two story 
kitchen, and good cellar under the whole. For further 
particulars, enquire of Andrew Edge, in Third-street, the 
corner of Church-alley. 

N. B. Goods, that are saleable, will answer as well as 
cash, for one half of the purchase money, the remainder 
will be made easy to the purchaser, with an indisputable 
title. 

West Jersey Rights, 
To be sold by John and Lambert Cad w alder, in 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. . 437 

Front-Street, a little above Walnut-street. — TJic Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette, No. 2107, Ad ay 11, 1769. 

Princeton, {N ezv-J erscy) May 6. 
On Sunday evening, the 30th of April, as the Revd. 
Mr. John Blair, Mr. Benjamin Skillman, his wife and 
daughter, who had a young child in her arms, were re- 
turning from Kingston, where Mr. Blair preached that 
day, had occasion to cross Millston in a Battoe (as it was 
swolen with the rain) were accidentally overset in the 
middle of the current, which run very rapidly; Mr. Blair 
'tis said was so long under water, that a few moments 
more would have landed him in eternity; after they 
emerged, they clung to the battoe, until they caught hold 
of some limbs, by the help of which they all got on shore, 
except Mrs. Skillman, who missing that opportunity, was 
unfortunately drowned. 

We are informed, that at a meeting of the Trustees of 
the College of New-Jersey, lately held at Nassau-Hall, 
the Revd. Mr. Blair, Professor of Divinity in said Col- 
lege, requested liberty to resign his said office, as he con- 
sidered the present revenue of that college insufficient for 
the support of a professorship; and that the instruction 
of pupils in that branch might at present devolve upon the 
President of the College. The Trustees gave him the 
thanks of the board for his services to that institution, and 
considering the application as an act of generosity and 
disinterestedness in him, added the highest testimonials of 
their approbation of his character and conduct. 

Trenton, in West New Jersey, May 4, 1769. 

To WHOM it may concern. 

Whereas by an act of the General Assembly of the 

province of Pennsylvania, passed in the year 1765, I was 

granted the enlargement of my person for ever, against 



438 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

all debts contracted by me, before my surrender made on 
the 14th day of February, 1764. And whereas I am again 
sued and in danger of being distressed in this province, 
for the ballances that remain due to some of my creditors, 
and hereby shall be prevented from endeavouring to dis- 
charge the just ballances that may remain against me, after 
a distribution of my effects surrendered in the year 1764, 
is made, agreeable to the above recited act of assembly. 
These therefore are to notify all those whom it may con- 
cern, that at the next meeting of the General Assembly of 
the province of New Jersey, I do intend to petition that 
Honourable House and pray them to grant me such relief 
as they in their wisdom shall think meet. 

Robert Lettis Hooper, Jun. 

To the creditors of John Budd, 

Gentlemen, 

I Am extremely sorry to hear that you neither have, or 
are likely to receive any part of the money due from me 
to you if things remain in their present situation, and as 
some of bonds are now in the hands of the executors, &c. 
of my deceased creditors, a letter of licence in the common 
form is impracticable. I have therefore no way left to do 
you justice, but by petitioning the legislative body of the 
province of New-Jersey, for an act to grant me licence to 
return and reside in the said province, five years free from 
arrest, to collect in the money due to me and pay my 
debts : This method has been proposed to me by some of 
my principal creditors, and I make no doubt but it will be 
acceptable to you all. I therefore design to do it at the 
next sitting of the assembly of the said province. I am. 
Gentlemen, with the greatest respect your very humble 
Servant J. Budd. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1379, May 11, 
1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 439 

Whereas the subscriber, living in the city of BurHng- 
ton, in the province of New-Jersey, executed a note to one 
Alexander Lindsey, for the sum of Nine Pounds Five 
Shillings, for a servant girl, which the said Lindsey fraud- 
ulently sold to him, alledging that he had just brought her 
from ship board, which is entirely false; these are there- 
fore to forewarn all persons from taking an assignment of 
said note, as I am determined not to pay it, unless com- 
pelled thereto by law. Witness my hand the 27th of April, 
1769. George DimJiam. 

N. B. The said girl has been discharged. — The Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, No. 123, May 15-22, 1769. 



To be sold at private sale, any time before the first day 
of July next, the plantation on which Nathaniel Salmon 
now lives, in Springfield, in the borough of Elizabeth, in 
East New-Jersey, within half a mile of the presbyterian 
church in said place; it contains about 50 acres, near half 
of it good mowing; it has on it a good double house and 
barn, stable, smoak house, chair house, cyder mill, with 
two good presses, likewise other necessary out houses; a 
good garden, and bearing orchard of 150 apple trees, and 
near 2000 peach trees of the best fruit, all in their greatest 
perfection. It is bounded on the south side by the east 
branch of Raway river; is very pleasantly and conve- 
niently situated for a gentleman's country seat, or for a 
store, tavern, or tradesman. Any person inclining to pur- 
chase, may know the particulars, by applying to the sub- 
scriber'-, who will give an indisputable title for said plan- 
tation. 

Nathaniel Salmon, 

John Stiles, Esq; 
David Morehouse. 
— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
916, May 15, 1769. 



440 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 



View 

OF 

Part op^ 
Farm. 



To be Sold by the Subscriber living on the Premises, 

A Plantation, containing about 268 
Acres, situated at Malihaponix,^ in the 
Neighbourhood of Two Iron Works; 
and two Grist Mills, where is a ready 
Market for all Kinds of Produce that 
is raised on a Farm, and about 5 Miles 
from South-River Landing, from 
whence Boats constantly go to New- York : There is on 
the Premises, a good Farm House, with a convenient Cel- 
lar, Milk House, Barn and other necessary Houses for a 
Farm : A good bearing Orchard of 150 Apple Trees, and 
a Variety of other Fruit Trees; about 160 Acres of cleared 
Land, and a few Acres of Meadow; the Remainder good 
Wood Land, 16 Acres of which will make very good 
Meadow with little Cost. The Whole is well watered and 
in good Fence. A good Title will be given, by 

James Gordon. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1376, May 18, 1769. 

Philadelphia, May 18. 

Captain Fearns, from the Grenades, — off our Capes — ■ 
spoke a Sloop, from Boston for Baltimore, but did not 
learn the Master's Name. 

Captain Younghusband. arrived in Virginia from Liv- 
erpool, spoke with Captain Falconer, from this Port for 
London, 160 Leagues from our Capes, all well. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Upper Free- 
hold, Monmouth county, East-Jersey, on the 24th of April 
last, a Negroe man, went formerly by the name of An- 
ney's Joe, about 50 years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches 
high, a well set arch cunning rogue, wants his fore teeth, 

1 Matchiponix. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 441 

plays on the fiddle, is very much given to strong drink, 
and pretends to be free; had on, when he went away, a 
brown homespun coat, two jackets, one a blue camblet, the 
other a brown homespun broadcloth, old buckskin 
breeches, a coarse tow shirt, blue yarn stockings, old shoes, 
tied with strings, and two felt hats, one old, the other new. 
Any person bringing said Negro to the Subscriber, or se- 
curing him in any gaol in the province, so that he may get 
him again, shall have Three Pounds reward, and all rea- 
sonable charges, paid by 

Emer Jackson. 

Waterford, Gloucester County, May 15, 1769 

To be sold by zvay of public vendue, at Haddonficld, in 

the county aforesaid, on Saturday, the sph day of this 

instant, one English Stallion, near 14 hands high, has 

a small star in his forehead. The vendue to begin at j 

o'clock in the afternoon of the day aforesaid, at zvhich 

time and place the conditions of sale zvill be made knoivn, 

and attendance given, by 

Isaac Jones. 

N. B. The above described horse was left with me, 
some time in November last. If the person who left him, 
or any person claiming property in the said horse, come 
av.d prove such property and pay the charges accrued on 
account of him, before the day of sale aforesaid, they may 
have him again. 

Gloucester Goal, in New-Jersey, May 5, 1769. 
Whereas the subscriber hereof, having heretofore been 
possessed of goods and effects of some considerable value, 
but by the hardness of the times, and other misfortunes, 
he has been rendered incapable of satisfying his creditors 
demands, as some of his said creditors have already stript 
him of all he had, and some others of his creditors are so 



442 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

relentless, notwithstanding his distressed circumstance 
and condition, have confined him, and refused to comply 
with any terms, till the whole of their debts are paid : 
These are therefore to give notice to all persons concerned, 
that he intends to apply at the next meeting of the General 
Assembly of this province of New-Jersey, for relief in the 
premises. 

Thomas Wilson 

Whereas in pursuance of an act of General Assembly 
of this province, intituled, an act for granting the sum of 
Sixty Thousand Pounds for the Kings' use, and for strik- 
ing Fifty-five Thousand Pounds thereof in bills of Credit, 
and to provide a fund for sinking the same, the following 
tract of located and unimproved land was duly valued, and 
rated by the Assessors, for the county of Northampton, at 
Five Pounds per hundred, the property of James Hayes, 
in the county of Sussex, and province of West New-Jer- 
sey, viz. a tract of land containing about 144 acres, situ- 
ate in Delaware township, in the county of Northampton; 
bounded by lands of Elisha Decker and others. 

And whereas the owner of the said tract of land hath 
neglected to pay the Collector of the said township, the 
sum of Ten Shillings and Nine-pence, which, according to 
the said valuation, was assessed and laid upon said land, 
as the proportion thereof for one year for said tax, by the 
said act imposed : We, the Commissioners of the county 
of Northampton aforesaid, in pursuance of the said act, 
do hereby give notice, that on the 1 5th day of August next, 
at the house of Jacob Swartwood, in Delaware township, 
we will expose to sale, by public vendue, the abovemen- 
tioned tract of located unimproved land, or such part 
thereof, as will be sufficient to answer the said tax, and all 
charges accruing by reason of non-payment thereof, to 
the highest bidder. The sale to begin at 10 o'clock in the 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 443 

forenoon. Given under our hands at Easton, the 8th day 
of May, 1769. 

Casper Doll, John Wetzel, Harman Sneider. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2108, May 18, 
1769. 

On Friday last was taken up a float in the river Dela- 
ware (between Philadelphia and Burlington) the body of 
a woman supposed to be drowned sometime last summer, 
she had on two strings of white wax beeds round her neck, 
cotton gown, good stays, black callimanco petticoat, white 
thread stockings, and leather shoes. 

Prince-Town, May 15, 1769. 
Made his escape from the Subscriber, living in Prince- 
Town, county of Somerset, and province of New-Jersey, 
a certain James Kearney, a well built fellow, about five 
feet nine inches high, short black hair, and fresh coloured; 
his cloaths unknown, though 'tis supposed he had on a 
claret coloured coat with dark coloured cuffs, with white 
flannel lining and mettal buttons : he some times wears a 
brown jacket much patched; he has taken with him a blue 
jacket, a large felt hatt, a brown jacket with blue shalloon 
backs to it, and some which does not belong to himself. 
Whoever will apprehend said James Kearney, so that I 
may get him again, shall receive thirty shillings reward, 

paid by me, 

Thomas Norris, Constable. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1380, May 18, 

1769. 

To be sold by the Printer hereof, Hutchinson's History 
of the Massachusetts Bay — Grove on the Lord's Supper; 
— Lady Montagu's Letters; — An Essay on Economy; — • 
Considerations on the Propriety of imposing Taxes on the 



444 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

British Colonies, for the Purpose of raising a Revenue by 
Act of ParHament; — The Worship and Principles of the 
Church of England, being a Sermon preached by Thomas 
Davies, A. M. a Missionary from the Society; — Liberty, 
a Poem, (lately found in a Bundle of Papers) said to be 

written by a Hermit in New-Jersey Answer to Pilate's 

Question - - What is Truth ? - - The main Point, Faith dis- 
tinguished from Counterfeits; — Directions for making 
Calcined or Pearl Ashes. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, 
No. 124, May 22-29, 1769- 

RuN-away, from the Subscriber, living at Newark, in 
New-Jersey, on Wednesday the tyih. Instant, a Negro 
Man named Benjamin; but it is likely he will change his 
Name; he has a Mold on his Cheek, has a down-look, of 
a yellow Cast, a lively Fellow, and is about 5 Feet 9 Inches 
high : Had on when he went away, a short Ranger's 
Coat, grey or blue, and a red Watch-coat. Whoever takes 
up and secures the said Run-away, so that he may be had 
again, shall receive five Dollars Reward, and all reasonable 
Charges, paid by 

Nathaniel Richards. 

— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
C)iy, May 22, 1769. 

Arrivals. 
At Jamaica. Schooner Cicero, Needham from Salem. 

JONATHAN HANSON, Mast-maker. 
Takes this opportunity to acquaint the public in gen- 
eral and his friends in particular, that he carries on the 
business of Mast-making at the South side of Mr. James 
Penrose's wharf, and has collected together a large variety 
of good Jersey, Delaware and New-England spars, and 
from his long experience and known abilities in the said 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 445 

business, he hopes his former customers and others will 
continue their custom, which will be gratefully acknowl- 
edged by their very humble servant 

Jonathan Hanson. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1381, May 25, 
1769. 

To be sold, or exchanged, for a place within 5 or 6 
miles of Philadelphia, a well situated and valuable planta- 
tion within one mile of Princetown college; containing 
116 acres, 25 of which are good meadow, 1 1 acres of wood 
land, and the whole under good new fence, having there- 
on a neat well finished new stone house, two story high, 
a stone kitchen, and the buildings are 70 feet front, a good 
barn 45 by 40 feet, very convenient and finished with cedar 
boards in the best manner, a large orchard of excellent 
fruit trees, a well of good water, spring house, &c. &c. 
And as it is situated about midway between Philadelphia 
and New- York, there are always the greatest prices to be 
had for all kinds of produce. — Any person inclining to 
purchase, by paying one third of the consideration money, 
may have time for payment of the remainder, giving se- 
curity if required. For terms apply to J. Young, jun. 
saddler, in Market-street, Philadelphia, or to the sub- 
scriber, on the premises. 

William Coats. 

N. B. Said Coats has a nuniher of lots to let on ground 
rent for ever, on Second, Third and Fourth streets contin- 
ued above the barracks, and a fczu to sell. Inquire as above. 

To be SOLD, by the subscriber, 
A VALUABLE tract of land, situate in Manenton, in the 
county of Salem, in West Neiv-.Terscy, on the King's road 
from Gloucester to Salem, lying about half a mile front a 



446 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

good lauding, and about tzvo miles from Salcni tozvn, con- 
taining near 200 acres of as good zvheat land as are in said 
county, about sixty acres thereof cleared and in good fence, 
and the rest zvell timbered; there are a good dzvelling- 
house, kitchen, a zvell of good zvater, a nezv frame barn 
and stable thereon; it is zvell situated for a tavern or shop 
keeping, the former it zvas for many years, and knozvn by 
the sign of the plough. Likezvise thirty acres of good 
banked in meadozv, lying about half a mile from, the afore- 
said plantation; it produces timothy and other good grass; 
the bank that keeps out the tide from said meadozv is of 
no great cost to the ozvner, as it is but about a hundred 
rods long, and takes in about ^00 acres of meadozv; the 
upland may be sold separate, if it suits the purchaser. 
Good time zvill be given for the payment of the purchase 
money, as to title and terms on zvhich said premises are to 
be disposed of apply to the subscriber in Piles Grove, in 
the county aforesaid. 

Isaac Sharp. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 125, May 29- 
June 5, 1769. 

Tzventy Dollars Reward. 
Whereas on the night of the 19th of May inst. the 
subscriber lodged in the honse of one Widow Fin. near 
Pompton, in East New-Jersey; as did also a certain John 
Moore, by occupation a schoolmaster who robbed him of 
57I. Proc. also a watch the inner case silver and the outer 
china, and is somewhat out of repair. Said Moore is a 
short thick man, broad face, much pock broken, and very 
black hair: Had on a blue coat, scarlet jacket, new buck- 
skin breeches, light blue stockings, and brass buckles in 
his shoes; and took with him a pair of black velvet breech- 
es, and jacket, and a light coloured coat. Whoever ap- 
prehends said Moore, so that he may be brought to jus- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 447 

tice, shall have 20 dollars reward, and all reasonable char- 
ges, by applying to Archibald M'Vicar, in New-York, or 
the subscriber. 

Andrew Armstrong. 

RuN-away from Elizabeth-Town, Sunday night the 
2 1 St inst. a likely negro fellow, about 20 years old, of 
middling stature: Had on when he went away, a blue 
cloth coat, a brown jacket and waistcoat, and blue stock- 
ings, and took with him a brown coat. Whoever takes up 
the said fellow, and delivers him to Mr. Isaac Woodruff, 
Merchant, in Elizabeth-Town, shall receive 40s. reward. 

Whereas Jacobus Laroe, has spread a false and mal- 
icious report, greatly to the prejudice of my character, that 
an antient deed now in my possession, for some lands I 
bought, was not duly excuted, but forged by me the sub- 
scriber, of the county of Bergen, in New-Jersey; and in 
order to give colour to said assertion, the said Jacobus 
Laroe applied to one Roeluff Westerwelt, a justice of the 
peace in said county, to swear two of the witnesses to said 
deed. Who on their oath declared, that they did not re- 
member ever to have signed as witnesses to said deed; 
(who only set their marks to said deed, not being able to 
write their names) which was done by said justice with- 
out sending for said deed, or the subscriber; which had 
he done, it would have appeared by two several indorse- 
ments on said deed, that the same was duly acknowledged 
to have been executed by the grantors therein named, on 
the 1 2th day of December, 1737, before William Pro- 
voost. Esq; one of his Majesty's Council for the province 
of New-Jersey, and one of the judges of said county, and 
was soon there after recorded in the public records for said 
county; which will fully prove the falsity of said report. 



448 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

and the unjust proceedings of said justice, to the great 
prejudice of the character of 

Abraham Laroe 

— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
918, May 29, 1769. 

To be sold at public Vendue, 

On Monday the 5th of June, 1769, near the Premises in 

Bergen County, at Andrew Zegart's; 

The One Fourth Part of the real Estate of Lawrence 
Van Buskarck, deceased, viz. 84 Acres of Land, which is 
excellent good Land, 24 Acres and 7-10 of an Acre of 
Wood Land, near Bergen Point; also about 6 Acres and 
7-10 of an Acre of Wood Land, near Bergen Point; also 
about 6 Acres adjoining Jacob Van Horn, and some Salt 
Meadow; it is very handy to New-York for marketing, 
plenty of the very best Oysters at the Front of the Land, 
and also fine Fishing : The whole is to be sold in separate 
Parcels, the Vendue to begin at 10 o' Clock; a good Title 
will be given by 

Jacob Van Horn, 

Jane Van Horn, 

Andrew Zegart, 

Fytie Zegart, and 

John Lagrange, jun. 

New-York, May 29. On Thursday Night last the Post- 
Boy, that rides between Nezv-Bruuszvick and this City, had 
his Horse stole out of the Stable at Bruiiszvick Ferry; and 
another not being readily to be got, he came off with the 
Mail on his Back, and travelled ten Miles on Foot, by 
which Means we have no Philadelphia News-Papers this 
Week, he not being able to bring them along also on his 
Back from Brunszvick. However, they came to hand last 
Night, but we don't find any Thing very material in them. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 449 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1378, 
May 29, 1769. 

City of } . Whereas a certain Negro Man, 
Perth-Amhoy ) ' named Primes, said to be the Prop- 
erty of David Provoost, was committed to the Gaol of said 
City, by the Court on Monday the i ith Day of July 1768. 
Now these are to give Notice, that the said Negro will be 
sold for Cost, on Tuesday the 13th of June Inst, at the 
Market House in said City, at 10 o' Clock in the Morning 
of said Day, per me William Jolly, Gaoler. 

2^(1 of May, 1769. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1378, June I, 1769. 

Absconded from Moorestown, in the county of Bur- 
lington, West-Jersey, a certain native Irishman, who calls 
himself John Ryne, about 22 or 23 years .of age, about 
5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, thick set, the small of his legs 
remarkably thick and fleshy, he wears his own brown 
straight hair, speaks bad English, is very talkative, much 
given to boasting of his abilities, is a very great liar, and 
a notorious rogue; had on and took with him, when he 
went away, a light coloured saggathy coat, one of the 
cuffs has four seams in it, a snuff coloured cloth jacket, 
lead coloured cloth breeches, several pair of stockings, one 
pair wove ribbed worsted stockings, one Philadelphia 
made hat> one English castor, one fine shirt; his other 
clothes uncertain. Whoever takes up said John Ryne, and 
secures him in any of his Majesty's goals in the province 
of New- Jersey, or Pennsylvania, and sends word to either 
of the Subscribers, shall receive Eorty Shillings reward, 
and reasonable charges. 

Thomas Morton, John Risdon, Samuel Burrough 
or Stacy Budd. 



450 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

Nezv- Jersey, June i, 1769 
Run away, yesterday morning, from the Subscriber, 
living at the Blue Anchor, in Gloucester township, a ser- 
vant man, named Benjamin Matthewson, is about 22 years 
of age, about 5 feet 10 inches high, of a brown complex- 
ion, pretty full eyed, and wears his own hair; he was 
brought up a farmer, but has lately been used to the cedar 
swamp business; had on, when he went away, an old hat, 
bound with ferriting, a home-spun shirt, two striped jack- 
ets, one of which is double-breasted, without sleeves, and 
both alike, except a little difference in the striping, a Rus- 
sia frock, a pair of greyish blue woollen trowsers, thread 
stockings, and strong hob-nailed shoes, with buckles. 
Whoever secures said servant, so that his master may have 
him again, shall have Forty Shillings reward, and all rea- 
sonable charges, paid by Robert Mattockes 

On the Virginia Assembly oifering up their prayers for 
wisdom for Lord B 1. 

The Assembly in devoutest strain 
Ask for my Lord the gift of brain, ■ 
Wisdom alone will hardly do. 
Next beg a little patience too. 
Nezv- Jersey. 

We hear that the Committee, appointed (by the Amer- 
ican Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia for 
promoting Useful Knowledge) to observe the Transit of 
Venus, which happened on Saturday last, having distrib- 
uted themselves into three Classes, the Rev. Mr. John 
Ewing, Joseph Shippen, Esq; Doctor Hugh Williamson, 
Messieurs Thomas Prior, Charles Thomson, and James 
Pearson, observed at the public Observatory, on the State- 
House Square; the Rev. Doctor William Smith, John 
Lukens, Esq; Messieurs David Rittenhouse, and John Sel- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 45 ^ 

lers, at Mr. Rittenhouse's Observatory, at Norrington; 
and Mr. Owen Biddle at the Light-House, near the Capes 
of Delaware. The Weather was extremely favourable, 
and the Observations at the three several Places, were 
compleated greatly to the Satisfaction of the Observers. 
— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 126, June 5-12, 
1769. 

Whereas the unhappy Behaviour of Margaret my 
Wife, has obliged me to live separate from her, and gives 
me Reason to apprehend she may endeavour to run me in 
Debt : These are therefore to desire that no Person will 
harbour, entertain or trust her on my Account, for that 
I will pay no Debt of her contracting after the Date hereof. 

Enoch Lambert, Boatman 
Woodhridge Razvay, 8th June 1769. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1379, June 8, 1769. 

Wanted Immediately 
A Fuller, who understands fulling, dying, shearing 
and pressing Cloth, in all its Branches, and one who can 
be well recommended for Care and Trust; such a Person 
will meet with extraordinary Encouragement, by applying 
to Samuel Kitchen, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
County, West-Jersey. The Fuller to work on Shares, or 
by the Year. Apply to said Kitchen, at his Mills. 

Run away, on the 29th of May last, from the Subscrib- 
er, living in Upper Freehold, in East Jersey, a servant 
man, named Joseph Lemon, he is country born, alDout 23 
years of age, stoop shouldered, and of a fair complexion; 
had on, and took with him, a blue coat, red and white 
striped lapelled jacket, blue and white striped trowsers, 



452 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

another jacket, the fore parts snuff coloured plush, and 
the back shaloon, ozenbrigs shirt and trowsers, a half worn 
hat, and thick pair of shoes; it is thought he had an old 
indenture with him, for a pass. Whoever takes up said 
servant, and brings him to me, shall have Five Pounds 
reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

Hugh Hutchin. 

Made his Escape, from a Constable of Salem, on the 
23d Day of May, a certain William Young, of Allo- 
way's Creek, in the County of Salem, and Province of 
West-Jersey, a Taylor by Trade, of a middle Stature, and 
about 20 Years of Age. Whoever will take up said 
Young, and secure him, or send or bring him to the Sub- 
scriber, shall have Three Pounds Reward, paid by 

Alexander Millar. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 21 1 1, June 8, 1769. 

Ran away from the subscriber, living in Hanover 
township, Morris county, and province of New-Jersey, 
about three weeks ago, an Irish servant man, named John 
Harris, about twenty years of age, five feet nine inches 
high, thin faced, slim, of a fresh complexion, and has 
straight long black hair. Had on when he went away, 
a check shirt, and a pair of white tow trowsers, a sailor's 
brown jacket, a streaked vest, an old hat. and old shoes 
and stockings. Whoever takes up said servant, and deliv- 
ers him to his master, or secures him in any of his Maj- 
esty's gaols, shall receive forty shillings Reward, and 
have all reasonable charges paid by 

Aaron Bennet. 

N. B. He was lately bought of Mr. Edward Barret, 
out of the work-house, in Philadelphia. All masters of 
vessels are forbid to carry him off. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 453 

Last Tuesday died at Burlington, after a short Illness. 
PETER BARD, jnn. a Youth of uncommon Merit. His 
Talents and early Virtues were considered by all who knew 
him as a happy Presage of future Excellence, and his un- 
timely Death will doubtless be much and deservedly la- 
mented. ■*■ 

Ran away from the subscriber, living at Oldman's 
Creek, West New-Jersey, on the night of the 15th instant, 
an English servant lad named James Havard, about five 
feet, five or six inches high : Had on, and took with him, 
a blue surtout coat, much worn, a blue lapelled hunting 
coat, bound with binding lighter than the coat, three 
shirts, one white, the others check, one of which is mended 
with a piece of check different from the shirt, two pair of 
oznabrig trowsers, one pair of shoes, much worn, and 
steel buckles, a good broach in his shirt, and a pair of sil- 
ver buttons in his sleeves. Whoever takes up said ser- 
vant, and secures him in any of his Majesty's gaols, or 
delivers him to his master, shall receive forty shillings 
reward, and all reasonable charges paid, by 

Thomas Taylor. 

N. B. He is of a light complexion, wears his own short 
hair, and has one leg sore. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, 
No. 127, June 12-19, 1769- 

Whereas several of the Owners or Claimers of the 
Common Lands allotted to the Patent of Secaukus, in the 
County of Bergen, in the Province of Nezu-Jersey, have 
made frequent Applications to the General-Assembly of 
the said Province, for a Law appointing Commissioners to 
make Partition of said Common Lands : These are there- 
fore to certify, that a Number of the said Owners, or 
Claimers of said Common Lands, will at the next Sessions 



1 For some notes on the Bard family, see N. J. Archives, XXIV., 524. 



454 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

of General Assembly of said Province, renew their Appli- 
cation for the above said Law; of which intended Appli- 
cation, all Persons laying Claim to the whole, or any Part 
of said Commons, or otherwise concerned therein, are de- 
sired to take Notice, and make their Objections, if any they 
have, to said LaM^ Of which Application frequent Notice 
has been heretofore given. 
Dated May i8, 1769. 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1380, June 12, 1769. 

To be sold at public vendue. 
At the Merchant's Coffee-House, on Tuesday the 4th 
July next, viz. 
The whole of the real Estate of Henry Cuyler, deceased, 
consisting of the following Houses and Lots of Land. 

a small Lot of Land in the Town of Hack- 

ensack 

'^ Henry Cuyler 

Abraham Cuyler 

June 12, 1769. 
RuN-AwAY, on Saturday the loth of this instant, from 
Leffert Waldron, at the 3 Mile Run, near new Brunswick, 
a yellowish Negro, named Ben, about 19 Years old, about 
5 Feet 2 Inches high, bushy Hair, speaks both low Dutch 
and English : Had on, when he went away, a brown 
homespun Coat, with white Metal Buttons, new home- 
spun Breeches, Felt Hat, and sundry other Clothes. Also, 
at the same Time, ran away, a Negro Fellow, from Er- 
nestus Van Harlingen, at Millstone, in the County of Som- 
ersett, at the Court-house, named Jack, about 21 Years 
old, about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, well built, also yellowish, 
speaks both Dutch and English : Had on, when he went 
away, a blue Coat, brown Jacket, half worn Leather 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 455 

Breeches, and Felt Hat. Whoever will take up said Ne- 
groes, and secure them, so that their Masters may have 
them again, shall have Six Dollars Reward, if taken 
within the Province, and Seven Dollars if taken with- 
out the Province, or half for each, paid by us. 

Leffert Waldron, and 
Ernestus Van Harlingen 
P. S. The above Negroes are supposed to be gone off 
together, as they were missing both together, at one time. 
It is supposed they had a false Pass — The New York 
Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1380, June 15, 1769. 

Burlington, June 12, 1769 
Notice is hereby given to Curtis Grubb of Lancaster, 
in the Province of Pennsylvania, that Thomas Cason, a 
Servant of his, is now in my Custody, and that he is de- 
sired to come or send soon, pay Charges, and take him 
azvay; or to inform me, whether I shall dispose of him 
for the same. 

Ephraim Philips, Coaler. 

Three Pounds Reward. 
Run away, on the 5th of this instant June, from the 
Subscriber, living near Cohansey Bridge, in West New- 
Jersey, a German servant man, named William Peineburg, 
about 45 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, has grey hair, a 
dark complexion, and a stiff walk; had on, when he went 
away, an old felt hat, a green broadcloth coat, with yellow 
lining and cuff's, a brown waistcoat, a homespun linen 
shirt, tow trousers, blue yarn stockings, and half worn 
shoes; he took with him, a light blue half worn coat, an- 
other homespun linen shirt, a pair of thickset breeches, 
and two yards of striped lincey, he also took with him a 
black dog, of a middle size, with a short cut tail, and some 
curled hair on the back. Whoever takes up the said ser- 



456 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

vant, and secures him, so that his master may have him 
again, shall have the above reward, and reasonable char- 
ges, paid by me, Jacob Miller. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 21 12, June 15, 
1769. 

CusTOM-HousE, Cleared. 
Schooner Nelly, C. Alexander to Salem. 

THREE POUNDS Reward, 

Run-away from the subscribers the 9th instant, living 
at Christiana-bridge; an Irish servant named Thomas 
NoADS, aged about 19 years, is about five feet five inches 
high, fair complexion, short straight dark hair, and speaks 
with a good deal of Irish dialect; had on when he went 
away, a new hat, a jean coat, striped damascus jacket, and 
Russia drilling breeches, new shoes with silver buckles : 
he also took with him a sorrel mare, between thirteen and 
fourteen hands high half worn saddle and new crupper, a 
pair of saddle bags, the contents therein unknown, and 
two or three surtout coats. Said servant the day before he 
run away, picked the subscribers drawer and took from 
thence a £3 bill, Jersey money. There is likewise gone in 
company with him, a certain William Henderson, 
much about his age, who followed school keeping in Chris- 
tiana, has been formerly employed to write for a merchant 
in Joppa, Baltimore county, is about five feet eight inches 
high, slender made .... he being concerned in the 
felony with Noads, and deluding him off. Whoever takes 
up said run away and secures him in any of his Majesty's 
gaols, or brings him to the subscriber, shall have the above- 
mentioned reward for Noads, and reasonable charges paid 
by us 

Hannah Wall, Elizabeth Janaury. 

N. B. It is supposed they are gone to Egg Harbour. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 457 

, Cumberland County, June i. 
Whereas Richard Cayford, innkeeper, in Bridge 
Town, trusted a certain Capt. Robert Wharton, late master 
of the sloop Speedwell, in the sum of Twenty seven Shil- 
lings and Ninepence for liquor, &c. and was so manly as 
to take the benefit of the act by paying the whole with 
fourteen shillings and seven pence; the said innkeeper 
offered the said Wharton if he would swear to any article 
in the account to be wrong he would forgive the whole 
debt ; Wherefore the said innkeeper desires for the future 
that no person would insist upon any more credit than can 
be recovered by the act of assembly. — The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1384, June 15, 1769. 

CusTOM-HousE, Inzvard. 
Schooner Polly, W. Bartlett, Salem. 

Outwards. 
Schooner Polly, W. Bartlett, Salem. 
Schooner St. Nicholas, R. Reed, Salem. 

Cleared. 
Sloop Herring, J. Wood, New-Jersey. — The Pennsyl- 
vania Chronicle, No. 128, June 19-26, 1769. 

Perth-Amboy, June 15, 1769. 
In Consequence of an Application and Request this Day 
received, from a Number of the Proprietors of East New- 
Jersey, I do appoint Friday the 23d Instant June, for the 
general Proprietors of East New-Jersey to meet in Coun- 
cil, at this Place, at 9 o' Clock, in the Forenoon, of the said 
Day : All Persons concerned, are desired to take Notice. 

James Parker, President 
— The Nezv York Ga:;ette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
921, June 19, 1769. 



458 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Found last Saturday Morning on Rotten-Row, 
A Parcel of Jersey Bills; whoever has lost them and 
can prove their Property, may have them again, by apply- 
ing to Thomas Fisher, living opposite the Oswego Mar- 
ket. 

June 22. 

— The Nezu York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1 38 1, June 22, 1769. 

Run away, last night, from the Subscriber, living in 
Monmouth county. East New-Jersey, an indented servant 
man, who calls himself William Kelly, he is a yellow 
fellow, part Indian, and part Negroe, about 40 years of 
age, a well made strong fellow, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches 
high; had on, when he went away, an old beaver hat, a 
homespun light coloured cloth jacket, under ditto of the 
same, striped flannel shirt, old leather breeches, old yarn 
stockings, and old shoes; has a large scar on the outside 
of his right leg, cut by a scythe, is much given to drink, 
and is very talkative. Whoever takes up and secures said 
servant, so that his master may have him again, shall re- 
ceive Forty Shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid 
by 

June 15, 1769. Jos. S altar 

By Virtue of an Advertisement, dated April 19, 1769, 
at Salem, West New-Jersey, and signed by Thomas Hart- 
ley, Daniel Lithcow, and Peter Ambler, to apprehend a 
certain Doctor Thomas Ogle, this is to let said Subscrib- 
ers know, that he is apprehended, and now confined in 
York Goal, York-Town, Pennsylvania, by Virtue of said 
Advertisement; and those who subscribed, are desired to 
come immediately, and make some Fact appear against 
him, or he will be discharged, and they sued for the Re- 
ward offered by them. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 459 

N. B. Said Ogle has the Watch and Fustian mentioned 
in the Advertisement, and was taken up by Alexander 
Ramsay, living in York-Town. 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Gloucester 
county, the nth day of this instant June, a Molattoe slave, 
named Richard, about 19 years of age, about 5 feet 6 
inches high, slim built, thin faced, a very large nose, 
marked with the small-pox, the thumb of his left hand has 
been badly cut, and is much less than the other; had on, 
when he went away, a good ozenbrigs shirt and trowsers, 
a homespun striped jacket, with sleeves, ozenbrigs frock, 
old felt hat, full of small shot holes; he also took with 
him a very likely black Dog, half blood-hound, had 3 white 
feet, and some white on his breast, a very long tail, with 
a little white on the end of it. The said Mulattoe was seen 
at the mouth of Cooper's creek, and it is thought he has 
crossed the river and gone to Kensington. Whoever takes 
up the said Mulattoe and Dog, shall have Three Pounds 
reward for both, but for the Mulattoe alone Two Pounds, 
and for the Dog, without him. Twenty Shillings, paid by 
Thomas Fay, or Peter Howard, living near the Draw- 
bridge, Philadelphia. 

To Be Sold, 
A Tract of Land, situate in Pilesgrove, Salem county. 
West Jersey, containing about 300 acres of upland, and 10 
acres of meadow, divided into two settlements, on one of 
which there are a large brick house, brick kitchen, with a 
good stone cellar under the whole, a good apple orchard, 
large barn, and about 60 acres of cleared land; on the 
other there are a square cedar log-house 24 by 20 feet, 
about 20 acres of upland cleared, a good young bearing 
apple and peach orchard, 8 acres of meadow cleared, and 
about 20 acres of white oak swamp may be cleared. Like- 



460 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

wise to be sold two tracts, containing about 140 acres each, 
adjoining the above, all lying in a square body together; 
about 20 acres of cleared land, with log buildings on each 
tract, and about 20 acres of good white oak swamp to 
each, part of it cleared; some part lying in Manington, 
adjoining Joseph Sharp's land; the whole about 6 miles 
from Salem; and will be sold altogether, or in separate 
tracts, as may suit the purchasers. For further particu- 
lars, enquire of Richard Sparks, at the Three Tuns, within 
a mile of the premises, or of Alexander, John and Moses 
Hill, in Lower Penn's Neck, Salem county. Whoever in- 
clines to purchase, shall have reasonable times of payment 
for the same. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 21 it,, June 
22, 1769. 

Ran away last night from the subscriber, living in 
Burlington, William Colgan, an English servant lad, about 
five feet high, dark complexion, wears his own hair; had 
on, when he went away, a brown double breasted jacket, 
oznabrig shirt and trowsers, felt hat, a pair of pumps with 
brass buckles. Whoever apprehends the said lad, and se- 
cures him in any gaol, so that his master may have him 
again, shall receive Three Pounds Reward, from 

John Watson. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. 

A Journeyman Fuller and Shearman, that understands 
the business may light of good encouragement, by apply- 
ing to the Subscriber, living in Nottingham Township, 
near Trenton, in West Jersey. 

Abraham Skirm, 

On Tuesday last was married at Cape-May, Mr. Cor- I 
nelius Cooper, to Miss Hannah Newman. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4^1 

Lower Dublin, July 3, 1769. 
Whereas I the subscriber of Lower Dublin Township, 
in the county of Philadelphia, gave my bond, bearing date 
the first instant, to Thomas Fry, of the township and 
county of Gloucester, in the province of New-Jersey, for 
Seventy Pounds Pennsylvania currency, payable the first 
of October next, for a mulatto slave I bought of said Fry, 
which said slave has since been seized by the collector of 
the duties on slaves, for non-compliance with the act of 
General Assembly of this province of Pennsylvania, in 
such case made and provided. Now this is to forewarn all 
persons from taking an assignment of said bond, as I am 
determined not to pay the same, unless compelled by due 
course of law. 

Mary Ashton. 

— The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 129, Jtiiie 26- 
July 3, 1769. 

Whereas Johanna Morgan, the Wife of me the sub- 
scriber, of Woodbridge, in the province of Nezv-Jerscy, 
hath eloped from my Bed and Board, without any just 
Cause or Reason ; and I being apprehensive she may strive 
to run me in Debt, am obliged to take this Method, to fore- 
warn all Persons from trusting her on my Account, for I 
neither can or will pay any Debts she shall contract from 
the date hereof. 

June 22, 1769. Abraham Morgan. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1382, June 26, 1769. 

Somerset County, Neiv-Jersey, June 19, 1769 
Run away, on Saturday, the loth day of this instant, 
from the Subscribers, two Negroe men, one named Ben, 
of a yellow complexion, flat faced, bushy hair, about 5 feet 



462 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

2 inches high, aged about 19 years; had on, when he went 
away, a brown homespun coat, Uned with striped home- 
spun, with metal buttons, black flowered everlasting jack- 
et, a pair of linen breeches or trowsers, a felt hat, and 
some other clothes ; speaks good English and Dutch. The 
other named Jack, also of a yellowish complexion, aged 
about 21 years, about 5 feet 9 inches high; had on, when 
he went away, a blue coat, with white metal buttons, and 
buckskin breeches, and several other cloathing, so it is 
likely he may change his dress; took with him a fiddle, and 
speaks good English and Dutch. They have both ob- 
tained a false pass, by which they pass for free mulattoes. 
Whoever apprehends the said Negroes, aiid secures them, 
so as their masters may have them again, and gives notice 
by a letter, by the post, to the Subscribers, near New 
Brunswick, shall have Ten Dollars reward for both, or 
Five for either of them, and all reasonable charges, paid 
by Leffert Waldron, Ernestus Van Harlingen. 

N. B. Their pass is signed with the name of Lefferty, 
a justice of the peace in the county of Somerset. They 
came over the Ferry at Bordentown, on Tuesday, the 1 3th 
instant, and went the post road to Philadelphia, and it is 
supposed they will try to push to sea. All masters of ves- 
sels are forbid to carry them off at their peril. — TJie Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, No. 21 14, June 29, 1769. 

Custom-House, Cleared. 
Schooner St. Nicholas, E. Reed, to Salem.— T/ic Penn- 
sylvania Chronicle, No. 130, J^ily 3-10, 1769- 

Boston, June 26. His Majesty, by Writ of Privy Seal, 
has been pleased to issue his Royal Commission, bearing 
Date at Westminster the Seventh Day of October, in the 
Seventh Year of his Reign, authorizing and appointing 
John Temple, Esq; Lieutenant Governor of New-Hamp- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 463 

shire, William Allen, Esq; Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, 
Peyton Randolph, Esq; Attorney-General and one of the 
Council for Virginia, Benjamin Franklin, Esq; Post- 
Master-General of North-America, Andrew Elliot, Esq; 
Receiver-General of Quit-Rents, Samuel Holland and 
William Debraham, Esqrs. Surveyors General of Lands 
in the Northern and Southern Districts of America, 
Charles Morris, Esq; one of the Council of Nova Scotia, 
Andrew Oliver, Esq; Secretary of the Province of Massa- 
chusetts-Bay, Charles Steuart, Esq; of Quebec, and Jared 
Ingersoll, Esq; of Connecticut, or any Eive of them, to 
ascertain, settle, and determine the Boundary Line be- 
tween the two Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey, 
in such Manner as from sufficient Evidence produced to 
them, shall appear just and equitable. And we hear the 
1 8th of next Month is the Day appointed for said Commis- 
sioners to meet at the City of New-York, to proceed on 
the Business of their Commission.-^ 

Nezv-York, July 3. Friday the 23d Ult. the 26th Regi- 
ment,^ called the Cameronians, quartered at New-Bruns- 
wick, in New-Jersey, v/as reviewed by his Exceilency 
Genera] Gage. The Troops made a fine Appearance, and 
went through their Exercise with the greatest Exactness 
and Dexterity, to the entire Satisfaction of his Excellency, 
and a Number of Gentlemen assembled on the Occasion. 

Verdine Elsworth, 

Begs Leave to acquaint the Public in general. 

That he has lately removed from New- York, to 

Powles-Hook Ferry, and has improved and fitted up the 

House belonging to the said Ferry, in the best j\L'uiner. 

1 For a paper on "The Northern Boundary Line of New Jersey, and 
the ch-cumstances leading- to its establishment, in 1769." by William 
A Whitehead, see N. J. Hist. Soc. Proceedings. First Series, VIII. See 
also Boundary Papers, published by the State of New York, 1884. 

2 The Twenty-sixth Regiment of Foot. Col. John Scott, was in Amer- 
ica. 1768-1773. 



464 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

for the Entertainment of Travellers, and also such of his 
Friends as chnse to favour him with their Custom; who 
may depend upon being entertained in the genteelest Man- 
ner. And that he has also, a very neat cover'd Waggon, 
and Pair of Horses, which they may, at any Time, be ac- 
commodated with, upon timely Notice; as also with 
Horses and Chairs, and likewise Saddle Horses. By their 
very Humble Servant, 

Verdine Elsworth 

To be sold, in Hanover township in Morris county, 
New-Jersey, a very valuable plantation (about 12 miles 
from Newark landing, and 20 from New- York, and two 
and an half from a Presbyterian meeting-house) contain- 
ing 500 acres; near one third part of it is extraordinary 
good meadow, whereon is cut upwards of 100 tuns of 
English and Timothy hay yearly, and with a very little 
expence can cut as much more; there is near 50 acres of 
the best of boggy meadow ready drained, fit for either 
hemp or corn; the up-land is very good for all sorts of 
grain ; all in good fence, and near 400 bearing apple trees 
on it, and a large number of peach, cherry, and other fruit 
trees; and a good dwelling-house with four rooms on a 
floor, and four fire-places; a good kitchen and cellar, large 
barn and barracks; well watered with a number of very 
fine springs, very pleasantly situated and very healthy; a 
plenty of good timber. The whole can be very convenient- 
ly divided into two farms, as it best suits the purchaser. 
For farther particulars enquire of William Kelly, Esq; of 
New-York, (whose farm joins the above, only divided by 
a small stream running between) or Joseph Tuttle, living 
on the premises. The title indisputable. — The Nczv York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 923. July 3, 1769. 

RuN-away last Sunday, from the Subscriber, at Rari- 



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ton, a Negro Fellow, named Eben, about 30 Years of Age, 
he speaks English and Dutch, can read and write, and its 
likely will forge a Pass; He had on a Linsey Woolsey 
Waistcoat, Tow Shirt and Trowsers, and an old Hat. 
Whoever takes him up and return's him, or secures him, 
so that I may have him again, shall be handsomely re- 
warded, and have all reasonable Charges paid, by 

William Crook 
Rariton, July 5, 1769. 

N. B. All Masters of Vessels and others are desired 
not to harbour, conceal or carry him off, as they will an- 
swer it at their Peril. — The Neiv York Journal or General 
Advertiser, No. 1383, J^ily 6, 1769. 

Proposals for re-printing by Subscription, 
The great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin de- 
fended; Evidences of its Truth produced, and Arguments 
to the contrary answered. Containing, in particular, a 
Reply to the Objections and Arguings of Dr. John Taylor, 
in his Book intituled, "The Scripture-Doctrine of Original 
Sin, proposed to free and candid Examination," &c. By 
the late Reverend and Learned Jonathan Edwards, A. 
M. President of the College of New-Jersey. Matt, ix, 12. 
They that he zvhole need not a Physician; hut they that 
are sick. 

Conditions 

I. The Work shall be printed on a good Letter and 
Paper, and will be contained in one Volume Octavo, mak- 
ing upwards of Four Hundred Pages. 

n. The Price to Subscribers will be Six Shillings and 
Six-pence, well bound and lettered : Half to be paid at 
the Time of subscribing, and the Remainder on the De- 
livery of the Book. 

30 



466 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

III. It will be put to the Press as soon as a sufficient 
Number of Subscribers offer. 

Subscriptions will be taken in by all the Members of 
New-Castle Presbytery 

Province of Neiv-Jersey, ss. Jiily 3, 1769 

Whereas a number of the inhabitants of Newton, in 
the county aforesaid, intend to petition the General As- 
sembly of the said province for stopping the tide out of 
Newton-Creek, by a dam to be erected across the said 
creek, from Nathan Albertson's landing, on the southerly 
side, to Benjamin Thackray's landing, on the northwardly 
side of said Creek. If therefore any of the owners of 
marsh or meadows on the said creek, between the said 
Nathan Albertson's landing, and a certain dam across the 
same creek, known by the name of Graisbury's dam, have 
any objection to the aforesaid, they are desired to take 
notice accordingly. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 21 15, 
July 6, 1769. 

Somerset County, Nezv- Jersey, July 15. 1769. 
Ran away from the subscriber, A likely Negro fellow, 
about five feet ten inches high, pitted with the small pox, 
has a nose more like a white than a black, speaks good 
English, and writes a good hand. He took with him 
three jackets, one a fine brown cloth, another of homespun 
linsey woolsey, lined, the other double breasted, without 
sleeves, and one pair of new trowsers. His other clothing 
is not knoM'U. Whoever takes up said Negro, and secures 
him, so that his master may get him aga'in, shall have 
THREE pounds reward, and all reasonable charges, paid 
by 

William Cooke. 

— The Pennnsylvania Chronicle, No. 131, July 10-17, 
1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4^7 

Mrs. Johnson, 
Acquaints the Public, That she has decHned keeping a 
Tavern, and purposes to keep a House of Diet and Lodg- 
ing, in that large and pleasantly situated House com- 
monly called the White House, at Elizabeth-Town, where 
she has lived for some Years past. She will also have 
suitable Conveniences for keeping the Horses and Car- 
riages of such Travellers as shall please to put up cat her 
House. 

RuN-away from the Subscriber, living in Reading- 
Town, Hunterdon County, a Negro Man named Brunce, 
(but called himself Tom) about 30 Years of Age, 5 Feet 
6 Inches high, speaks English and Low Dutch : Had on 
when he went away, a blue outside Jacket, a green under 
Jacket, which had a Patch on the right Side; Tow Trow- 
sers, old Shoes new soaled, and an old Felt Hat. Who- 
ever takes up and secures said Negro, so that his Master 
may have him again, shall have a Reward of Fifteen Shil- 
lings, and all reasonable Charges paid, by 

Jacobus Van Derveer 

Five Dollars Reward, 
RAN-away from the Subscriber, in Freehold, Monmouth 
County, in East New-Jersey, on the 3d Ultimo, a Negro 
Man named Frank, about 24 Years old, about 5 Feet 7 
Inches high ; and walks nimble and light : Had on when 
he went away, a black Everlasting Jacket without Sleeves, 
white Shirt, Tow Trowsers, and Felt Hat bound with 
yellow. Whoever takes up said Negro, and secures him 
to his Master, shall receive the above Reward, and all rea- 
sonable Charges paid, by 

Daniel Van Mater. 

N. B. He has a small round Scar on his Cheek, and it 



468 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

is thought he is come to New-York; all Masters of Ves- 
sels is charged not to carry him off. — The Nezu York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 924, July 10, 1769. 

Whereas John Hutchin, of Burlington county, West 
New-Jersey, having assigned over to us, the Subscribers, 
all his estate real and personal, for the use of his creditors; 
these are therefore to request all persons indebted to said 
Hutchin, to pay their respective balances, before the first 
day of August next, that being the time fixed by the As- 
signees to pay the first dividend ; and those who have not 
delivered in their accompts proved, are requested to do it. 

James and Drinker, 
Philadelphia, July 8, 1769 James Benezet, 

Richard Footman. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 21 16, July 13, 
1769. 

By virtue of his Majesty's writ to me directed, will be 
exposed to sale, at public vendue to the highest bidder for 
ready money, at the Court House, in Bridgetown, Cum- 
berland County, West New Jersey, on the 15th day of 
August next, between the hours of 12 and 5 o'clock, a 
plantation containing 200 acres, be it more or less, being 
on Morris river, at the foot of the great bridge that leads 
to Cape May, suitable to keep a tavern with a good dwell- 
ing house on the same, and part of the land cleared. The 
purchaser on paying half the purchase money down, may 
have a year to pay the other half; giving good security, 
and paying interest. The plantation being late the prop- 
erty of John Taylor, and taken in execution, and to be 

sold by, 

Thomas Maskell, Sheriff. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1388, July 13, 
1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 469 

CusTOM-HousE, Cleared. 
Schooner Nancy, A. Guiiing, to Amboy. 

On Thursday the 7th instant, was committed to the 
gaol of this city, by John Dennis, Esq; WilHam Tomhn 
(a servant to Thomas Gent) and a negro fellow named 
Berkshire, a slave to Mr. Christopher Cannon, l^oth of 
the county of Baltimore, in the province of Maryland; 
fifteen miles from Baltimore town, near Mr. Benjamin 
Badger's mills, the Great Falls of Gunpowder, and Gar- 
rison church, on the great road to Connawaugo; the ser- 
vant and slave stole from each of their masters, a mare; 
the one from Thomas Gent, is a likely black mare, with 
saddle and bridle, the other stolen by the negro, the prop- 
erty of Mr. Christopher Cannon, is a fine bay mare, both 
of which are secured. Messrs. Cannon and Gent are de- 
sired to send for their servant, slave, mares, &c. as soon 
as possible, and they will much oblige their humble ser- 
vant, 

Jacob Wiser. 

City of Nczv-Brunszvick, in the province of East Nezv 
Jersey, July 18, 1769. 

Ran away the fourth of tJiis instant, at night from Jo- 
seph Haight, of the city of Burlington, a servant girl 
named Margaret Joyce, about five feet five or six inches 
high, zvith black hair, black eyes, rosy cheeks, and thick 
lips; had on zvhen she zvent azvay an India callico short 
gozvn, and had zvith her a long gozvn of the same stuff, a 
brozvn. qnilfed petticoat, and striped liusey petticoat bound 
with red, a pair of good cotton stockings, and good 
leather shoes, and a black hat, zvith a blue ribbon round 
the crozvn, had formerly lived zvith Mr. Joseph Parker, 
Taylor, in Philadelphia, run azvay from him, and hired 
herself as a free girl; it is imagined she zvill do the same 



470 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

again. JVlwcvcr zvill take up and secure said girl, so that 
her master may have her again, shall have Twenty Shil- 
lings reward, and all reasonable charges paid by 

Joseph Haight. 

— Tlie Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 12,2, July 17-24, 
1769. 

To be Lett, 
The Farm late Andrew Van Home's, deceased, now in 
the Possession of John Martin, in Piscataway, together 
with the Stock. For Terms of the Lease, enquire of Cort- 
land Skinner, and Philip Kearny, jun. in Perth-Amboy. 

Whereas the Legislature of the Province of New- 
Jersey, some Time since, by a Law of the Colony, ap- 
pointed Commissioners for subdividing and locating a 
certain Tract of Land, commonly called the Bergen Com- 
mons, among the several Persons interested therein; 
which Commissioners proceeded to the Execution of that 
Trust, and located and alotted a Part of the said Tract of 
Land as the Proportion thereof belonging to the Island of 
Sea-Caucus ; but did not subdivide the same, or determine 
to whom the same, or any Part thereof should belong; 
by Reason whereof, the same remains unappropriated to 
this Day. This is therefore to give Notice, that a Peti- 
tion will be presented to the General Assembly of the 
Province of New-Jersey, at the next Sessions, praying the 
passing of an Act appointing new Commissioners for 
finally settling and finishing what the former Commis- 
sioners left undetermined respecting the Premises; of 
which every Person interested herein is hereby desired to 
take Notice. — The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mer- 
cury, No. 925, July 17, 1769. 

Nczv-York, July 20. Yesterday met in this City the 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4/1 

Commissioners from the several Colonies, appointed by 
his Majesty, for settling and fixing the Boundaries be- 
tween this Province of New- York and the Province of 
New- Jersey. — The Nezv York Jotiriial or General Adver- 
User, No. 1385, July 20, 1769. 

Custom House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Schooner 
Samuel, W. Mugford, Salem. 

Hopezvell, Hunterdon County, Jidy i, 1769. 
Run away from the Subscriber, a Negroe Man, named 
Peter, about 5 Feet 6 or 7 Inches high, well built : Had 
on, and took with him, a light Kersey Vest, one Pair of 
Nankeen Breeches, one Pair of Tow Ditto, and sundry 
other Articles. Whoever takes up said Negroe, so that 
his Master may get him again, shall have Three Pounds 
Reward and reasonable Charges, paid by 

John Hunt 

The Creditors of William Imlay, late of Bordentown, 
deceased, are desired to bring their Accounts to the Sub- 
scribers, who intend to make a Dividend of what Money 
they have received, the 15th of August next. John Im- 
lay, Henry Drinker, Clement Biddle, Assignees. 

A List of Letters remaining in the Post-Ofiice, Phil- 
adelphia. 

George Avis, Gloucester County. 
B. William Bate, Kingwood, N. J. 
J. John Johnson, Timber Creek. 
L. John Lowry, Sussex, West Jersey. 
M. John Mayhew, Pilesgrove. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2117, July 20, 
1769. 



472 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

New- York, July 17. 
, . . . In this Ship [Capt. Salmon, from London] are 
come passengers. Col. Christie and Major Skone, of the 
regulars; Daniel Coxe, Esq; of Trenton, and his Mother, 
and Dr. Rush of Philadelphia, with several others. 

Last week arrived in town the hon. Peyton Ran- 
dolph, Esq, Speaker of the House of Burgesses in Vir- 
ginia, and on Saturday last he sat off for New-York, to 
meet the committee appointed for the settlement of the 
boundary between New- York and New Jersey. 

DANIEL and GEORGE RUNDLE, 

At their stores in Water-street, the eighth door above 
Market-street, at the north corner of the alley, have for 

SALE, 

European and East-India goods. . . . 
Said Daniel Rundel hath to Lett, 
The house in which he lately dwelt, situate on the south 
side of Market street, above Seventh-street, being new and 
commodious, having a long row of back buildings. Also, 
a lot on Third-street, nearly opposite St. Paul's Church. 
And to lett on lease, a tract of about 1400 acres of land 
in Salem county. West New- Jersey, about 30 miles from 
Philadelphia, which may be divided into four settlements 
- - - and a small tract of land in Mount Bethel township, 
North Hampton county, Pennsylvania. For further par- 
ticulars enquire of him at his house in Water-street, the 
eighth door above Market-street. — The Pennsylvania 
Journal, No. 1389, July 20, 1769. 

To be sold by the subscriber, now living on the premises. 

A PLANTATION, Containing about 200 acres of land, (or 

more if required) there are about one hundred cleared, the 

rest is woodland, it is accommodated with a genteel brick 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 473 

dwelling house, 40 by 48 feet, two stories high, four rooms 
on a floor, with a large handsome stair case and entry, 
with cellars under the whole building, and a' court yard 
on each front of the house. . . . Any person inclining 
to purchase the whole, or any part of the premises, by pay- 
ing the one third part of the purchase money down, may 
have reasonable time for the payment of the remainder, 
and interest. For further particulars inquire of the sub- 
scriber. 

Robert Lettice Hooper. 

To be SOLD or Rented. — The dwelling house, stables, 
and other conveniences, with the large lot of ground there- 
unto belonging, situate on the north side of Chestnut- 
street, Philadelphia, lately in the tenure of Doctor Graeme. 
For terms inquire of William Logan, Esq; in Philadel- 
phia, or of John Smith in Burlington. — The Pennsylvania 
Chroniele, No. 133, July 24-31, 1769. 

Flizabeth-Town, July 15, 1769. 

Stolen or strayed, out of Baker Hendrick's lot, a dark 
brown horse, with some white hairs; a white stripe down 
the face, short switch'd tail, about fourteen hands high, 
four years old; he is marked on the near hind quarter with 
the letter M. Whoever brings the said horse to said Hen- 
dricks, or to Capt. Heard's at Woodbridge, shall receive 
Four Dollars reward, and no questions asked. 

Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, July 11, 1769. 
To the Public. 

Mr. Reeve, master of the grammar-school established 
here, having for a number of years instructed our youth 
with meritted applause, hath lately signified his intention 



474 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

to US, the visiters of the said school, of resigning his 
charge of the same, the ensuing Autumn. We therefore 
think it expedient to give the pubhc this early notice, that 
we have unanimously chosen Mr. Joseph Periam, who 
proposed to resign his office as a tutor in the college of 
New-Jersey, to succe.ed Mr. Reeve, in the headship of this 
school. 

Mr. Periam having long taught the mathematics in the 
college, with distinguished approbation and success, pro- 
poses besides what hath been heretofore taught in the 
school, to instruct, if requested, in this important branch 
of knowledge, not only young gentlemen who have stud- 
ied the Latin and Greek classics, but others who dO' not 
intend a college education. 

As this gentleman is skilled in penmanship, a particular 
attention will be paid, if desired by the parents, to the 
hand writing of the pupils : These will be required to 
spend sometime every day, in improving themselves in 
this useful and ornamental part of education. Their em- 
plo3mient herein will however differ, according to their 
different capacities. Some in writing the usual copies; 
others in transcribing fairly, from approved authors, either 
letters to acquire a taste for the epistolary stile; or select 
pieces to be committed to memory, which they will be 
taught to pronounce with grace and propriety. Those of 
riper judgments will be required to write their own 
thoughts in the form of letters, descriptions, &c. These 
transcripts and compositions will be carefully reviewed, 
and errors pointed out in such manner as will be most 
likely to make them accurate in writing and spelling. 

We need not mention that care will be taken to instruct 
them in geography, so far as is necessary to understand 
the use of the globes, and the classical authors, in Oratory ; 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 475 

as these have heretofore been taught when desired in this 
schooh 

As it is of importance that Youth, even before they leave 
the grammar-school, should be instructed in the principles 
of Christianity, Mr. Periam will engage to teach them such 
of our protestant Catechisms as may be most agreeable to 
their parents or governors. 

On our part, we propose to continue our quarterly Vis- 
itations, and publick examinations, to afford what assist- 
ance we can to the tutors, and endeavour to promote such 
emulation in the Youth, as may best answer the intention 
of their friends in fitting them for any of our colleges or 
qualifying them to be useful Members of Society. 

Thomas B. Chandler, 
James Caldwell, 
Wm. p. Smith, 
Elias Boudinot, 
John Chetwood, 
Timothy Edwards.^ 
— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
g26, July 24, 1769. 

Taken up, on Saturday, the 15th Instant, at the Blaz- 
ing Star, and now in Perth-Amboy Goal, a Negroe Man, 
that nearly answers the Description of one advertised in 
this Gazette, by Thomas Minshall, living near Wright's 
Ferry, in York County; he will not tell his Name, nor 
own he has a Master, but passes as a Freeman. His Mas- 
ter may hear further, by applying to John Kinsey, in 
Woodbridge. 

To be Sold, by the Subscribers, 
A Plantation, containing 95 acres of land, well situ- 



lA son of Jonathan Edwards, some lime President of Princeton Col- 
lege. Aaron Burr, his nephew, lived with him at Ellzabethtown for 
some years. 



476 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

ated in Pilesgrove, in Salem county, West Jersey, lying 
on the King's highway that leads to Salem town, about 
40 acres of cleared land, and 7 acres of good meadow, 
lying upon Oldman's Creek, above the bridge, with a large 
log dwelling-house, a good frame barn, a very good young 
orchard, of about 250 bearing trees, a fine stream of water 
running through the premises, which would be very suit- 
able to set up a fulling mill thereon, or to m.ake a tanyard; 
the cleared land and meadow under good fence. Any per- 
son inclining to purchase, by applying to Mary Thomp- 
son, living on the premises, or to James Dunlap, living 
in Cohakin, in Salem county, who are impowered by ihe 
last will and testament of John Thompson to sell the same, 
may know the title and terms. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 21 18, July 27, 1769. 

New-York, July 24. 
On Thursday last arrived here, Ship Hope, Captain 
Benjamin Davies, from London in 8 ivecks. . . On 
the 2d of July, he spoke a Ship from Virginia, and no 
other all the passage, zvhich zuas just six zveeks to Sandy 
Hook. 

By VIRTUE of a writ to me directed, on Tuesday the 15 
day of August next, at the dwelling house of Rebecca 
Howell in the township of Woolwich will be exposed 
to sail by public vendue, between the hours of twelve 
and five in the afternoon of said day, 
A Farm, messuage, tenement and tract of land and 
meadow ground, containing forty five acres, situate on 
the river Delaware, opposite Marcus Hook, in the town- 
ship of Woolwich, in the county of Gloucester; the great- 
est part thereof is good banked meadow, lying on and 
near the mouth of Birch Creek, a public house of enter- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 477 

tainment and ferry has been kept for several years past, 
and its situation renders it convenient for that business. 
Also on the same day will be sold, four acres and an half 
of meadow, on Oldman's creek, and three acres and an 
half of cedar swamp, on Raccoon creek, being all late the 
property of Benjamin Howell deceased. Seized in ex- 
ecution and to be sold by 

S. Blackwood, late Sheriff. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1390, Jnly 27, 
1769. 

Custom House, Inward. 
Sloop Mulberry, J. Lock, Burlington. 

Cleared. 
Sloop Olive, J. Bunker, Egg-Harbour. — The Pennsyl- 
vania Chronicle, No. 133, July ^i^- August 7, 1769. 

Whereas my Wife Anne Davis, alias Ward, of the 
Town of Newark, has eloped from my Bed, and absented 
herself from Cooking and Eating with me; I forewarn 
all Persons whatsoever to entertain or trust her in any 
Shape on my Account, as I will pay no Debts of her con- 
tracting. Ebenezer Davis 
— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
927, Jiily 31, 1769. 

The creditors of William Browne, late of Woolwich, 
in the county of Gloucester, are desired to meet the Sub- 
scribers at the house of Thomas James, innkeeper, in 
Woolwich aforesaid, on Monday next, the 7th of this in- 
stant August, to receive a dividend of his estate; and to 
bring in their accounts, properly attested, or they will be 
excluded the first dividend. 

Samuel Biles, John Hinchman, Samuel Black- 
wood. 



478 NEW JERSEY. COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Run away, on the 24th of July last, from John Steel- 
man, of Great Egg Harbour, two servant men, one named 
Absalom Barrett, this country born, about 5 feet 6 inches 
high, bluish eyes, and black hair, about iS years of age, 
has a mole on his left cheek, and warts on his right hand; 
had on, and took with him, a satteen jacket without but- 
tons, a white dimity ditto, tore between the shoulders, two 
pair of homespun trowsers, and two shirts of the same. 
The other an Irishman, named John Meagher, about 5 
feet 5 inches high, has black hair, which he wears clubbed; 
had on, when he went away, a tight coat, with a collar 
round it, of a dark colour, a red jacket, without sleeves, 
black breeches, and half -worn shoes, with brass buckles. 
Whoever takes up said servants, and secures them in any 
goal, so that their master may have them again, shall have 
Five Pounds reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

John Steelman 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2 119, Angiist 3, 
1769. 

Custoni-Honse, Entered In. 
Schooner Ranger, A. Mansfield, from Salem. 

Forty shillings reward. 
RuN-away from the Subscriber, living in Waterford 
township, Gloucester county, an English servant lad 
named George Genge; about 18 years old; 5 feet 7 or 8 
inches high; of a swarthy complexion, wears his own 
black hair, and talks very much with the west country dia- 
lect : Had on and took with him when he went away, an 
half worn felt hat; two jackets, one striped with sleeves, 
and the other a light grey, with copper buttons on it, 
stamped like a penny; an oznabrigs and a check shirt; 
two pair of trowsers, one ticking and the other oznabrigs ; 
and two pair of shoes with car\'ed brass buckles. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 479 

Whoever takes up and secures said servant, so that his 
master may have him again, shall have the above reward, 
and reasonable charges, paid by 

William Cooper. 

N. B. Masters of vessels are forbid carrying him off, 
at their peril. — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1391, Au- 
gust 3, 1769. 

Pozvles-Hook Races. 

On Monday the i6th Day of October next, will be run 
for over the New Course at Powles-Hook, a Purse of 
Fifty Pounds, New-York Currency, by any Horse, 
Mare, or Gelding, not more than three Quarters Blood; 
and those less than three Quarters Blood, to be allowed 5 
lb. The best of three 3 Mile Pleats; three Years old car- 
rying seven Stone; four Years old seven Stone eight 
Pounds; five Years old eight Stone two Pounds; six 
Years old eight Stone eleven Pounds; and aged Horses 
9 Stone seven Pounds, Saddle and Bridle included; Fil- 
lies to be allowed three Pounds. Any Horse, &c. winning 
two Heats shall not be obliged to start a third to save his 
Distance. To run according to the King's Plate Articles. 

Tuesday the 17th, the l^eaten Horses to run the best of 
three Heats for the Stakes. 

Wednesday the i8th there will be a Fox Hunt in Ber- 
gen Woods, and on 

Thursday the igth, there will be a Purse of Twenty 
Pounds, free for any Horse, ]\Iare, or Gelding, not more 
than Quarter Blood, Weight for Age as above. The 
Horses, &c. to be shewn and entered at the Starting Post, 
the Saturday before running, between the Hours of 3 and 
5 in the Afternoon, in Presence of the Judges, who will 
be present, paying 50s. Entrance for each Florse, &c. that 
starts for the Plate of 50I. and 20s. for every Horse, &c. 



480 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

that Starts for the 20]. Plate. Any Dispute that may 
arise, to be determined by a Majority of the Subscribers 
present. Good Crafts wiH be ready at each Ferry to con- 
vey over ah Persons who incHne to see the Races; good 
Stables, with excellent Hay and Oats, will be provided 
for the Horses, and good Accommodations for the 
Grooms. To start at 2 o'Clock precisely, each Day; Cer- 
tificates of the Ages of the Horses, &c. to be produced at 
Entrance, from under the Hands of the Breeders.^ 

Run-Away from the subscriber, living in Trenton, 
West-Jersey, July 23, 1769, an Irish servant lad, named 
Michael Brady, about 5 feet 3 inches high, and about 20 
years of age, well set, thick legs, knock'd-knee'd, and 
speaks very quick, fair complexion, full fac'd, and large 
full grey eyes, short light curl'd hair; born in Dublin, has 
some of the Brogue, and speaks very hoarse; Had on, and 
took with him, when he went away, a yellowish brown 
thickset fustian coat, green double-breasted cloth jacket, 
both much worn, with flat metal buttons on them, ozen- 
brigs shirt and trowsers, nankeen breeches, old thread 
stockings, old pumps with long quarters, very good hat, 
is a shoemalver by trade, and pretends to tlie snufT work. 
Whoever takes up and secures the said servant in any goal, 
so that his master may have him again, shall have Four 
Pounds reward, and all reasonable charges, paid by 

WiLLL\M Tucker. 

N. B. He is supposed to have a false pass, and also 
change his name and clothes, he being a crafty fellow. — ■ 
Tlie Nczv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 928, 
August 7, 1769. 

Pursuant to an Order of the Honourable Jacob Ford, 



1 In the 'Ncxo York Gazette and Weckh/ Mercury for Monday. August 21, 
this advertisement is changed, to announce the races for October 9, 
10, 11 and 12, instead of a week later. 



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and Samuel Tnthill, Esqrs, two of the Judges of the In- 
ferior Court of Common Pleas of the County of Morris; 
Notice is hereby given to the respective Creditors of Na- 
than Wilkinson, an insolvent Debtor, in the Gaol of the 
County of Morris, that they be and appear, at the Court- 
House in Morris-Town, in the Coimty of Morris afore- 
said, on Friday the first Day of September next, at nine 
o'clock in the Morning of the said Day, to shew Cause 
(if any they have) why Assignees should not be appointed 
to the Estate of said Nathan, and he discharged from his 
Imprisonment, agreeable to 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." 

Morris Town, August 2d 176^. 

Monmouth, ) By Order of the Honourable John Ander- 
New-Jersey, \ son, and John Taylor, Esquires, Judges 
of the Quarter Sessions of said Province, Obadiah 
Worthly, Prisoner for Debt, in the Gaol of said County, 
Did on the 27th Day of July, make Application to the said 
Judges, for the Benefit of the late insolvent Act, entitled, 
"An Act for the Relief of insolvent Debtors," made in the 
Eighth Year of his present Majesty's Reign, was (lualified 
and filed his Schedule of his Estate : Now this is to give 
Notice, to the Creditors of the said Debtor, that they be 
together at Freehold Court-House. on the 28th Day of 
August next, to shew Cause if any they have, why the 
said Prisoner's Estate should not be assigned, and his 
Body discharged, pursuant to said Act, of which this is 
their Notice. 

Moniuouth Gaol, July the 2/tli, I/6q. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1388, August 10, 1769. 



482 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

West Jersey, August 2, 1769. 
Stolen out of Daniel Cooper's Corn Field, opposite to 
Philadelphia, a Corn Harrow, it was payed in the Spring 
with a Coat of Pitch, it has a Knee fixed along the Middle 
of it, fastened down at the fore End with a Bolt and Key, 
it has Handles fixed on the Top, not unlike to Plow or 
Wheelbarrow Handles, to work it with, it contains 35 Iron 
Teeth, it has in the fore End of the Knees two Holes, one 
above the other, for the Clevis Pin to go through ; as also 
was taken away, at the same Time with it, a Plow Clevis, 
fixed to the Head of the same (it is supposed that the 
above described Harrow was taken away by Water). 
Whoever will give Information to the Owner, so that the 
Harrow may be had, and the Thief detected, so that he 
may be brought to Justice, shall have Forty Shillings, as 

a Reward for the same, from 

Daniel Cooper. 

Ten Pounds Reward. 

Made his escape out of the prison of Trenton, in the 
county of Hunterdon, and province of New-Jersey, one 
Cornelius Bennet, about 23 years of age, a stout well 
built fellow, 5 feet 8 inches high, or thereabouts, black 
complexion, short brown hair, of a down look, large grey 
eyes, with a remarkable deal of white in them, a short face, 
his nose rather long and rising, has lost one or more of his 
teeth before in his upper jaw, speaks Low Dutch; had on 
a check shirt and trowsers, old shoes and hat, though it is 
very probable he will endeavour to change his apparel, is 
very talkative, and fond of liquor. Said Bennet was con- 
victed of horse-stealing, and it is much to be feared that 
he will join a gang on the frontiers of this and the neigh- 
bouring provinces, who, it is said, are concerned in that 
practice. Whoever apprehends the said Cornelius Bennet, 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 483 

and secures him in any goal, or otherwise, so that the Sher- 
iff of the said county of Hunterdon can have him again, 
shall be paid the above reward, and reasonable charges, by 

John Barnes, Sheriff. 

August 4, 1769. 
Run azuay from the Subsp'iber, Iknng in Ez'cshaju, 
Burlington county, J Vest- Jersey, on the 8tJi instant, a ser- 
vant lad, named Jacob Carvel, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches 
high, about 18 years of age, zvell set, of a yeUoivish com- 
plexion, coarse harsh hair, a kind of flax colour, cut z'cry 
close on the top, is very much Jiunip shinned; had on, and 
took zvith him, tz^'o shirts, one ozenbrigs, the other Hue 
linen, tzvo pair of tozv trozvsers, and one pair of striped 
ditto, four jackets, tzvo bear-skin, one lead coloured, the 
other black and zvhite, a good broadcloth one, light col- 
oured, lined zvitJi striped zvoollen, and bound before, one 
cotton and zvoollen striped ditto, a nezv black neckcloth, 
tzvo hats, one an old beaver the other plat, a nezv pair of 
neats leather shoes. JJe also took zvith him a large brindle 
dog; ilie said boy's father lives at Duck-Creek, and it is 
supposed he has gone that zvay. Whoever takes up and 
secures said servant in any goal, so that liis umster may 
have him again, shall receive Thirty Shillings rezvard, and 
Five Shillings for the dog, zvith reasonable charges, paid 

by 

Nathan Haines. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2120, August 10, 
1769. 

TO BE SOLD, 
A Plantation containing 115 acres, in Cumberland 
county. West New-Jersey, about one mile from Green- 
wich, it is well watered, a constant stream running through 



484 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

it, about 40 acres cleared, and in good fence, a good house 
on it with three rooms on the lower floor, a good stone 
cellar under the whole, also a barn and young orchard. 
The title good, it was late the property of Thomas Ware, 
deceased, and to be sold by his Executors. The purchasers 
may have the payments made easy : any person inclining 
to purchase, may apply to the subscribers, in Greenwich, 
near the premises. 

Thomas Ewing, Samuel Ewing, Executors. 
— TJie Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1392, August 10, 
1769. 

Nezv-York, August 14. * * The Races at Powles's 
Hook begins the 9th of October, and not the i6th. 

To-morrow Morning at 9 o' Clock, a .Stage (well fitted) 
will set out from Powles-Hook for Mr. Banks's, at New- 
ark, and return from thence two Hours before Sunset, the 
same Da}^ : This will be continued on every Tuesday, 
Thursday and Friday, in every Week, at the usual Price 
of i8d. for each Passenger going, and the same for return- 
ing. The Benefit resulting to the Public from this Stage, 
must be very obvious, as any Person from New-York, 
may go to Newark, and return Home the same Evening. 
— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 929, 
August 14, 1769. 

City of Burlington, August 7, 1769. 
Committed to the Goal of the County of Burlington, 
in PVest New-Jersey, a certain Negro Man, who calls him- 
self Sam; ,he says he is Barbados born, and came with his 
Master in a Sloop, loaded with Rum and Molasses; but 
can't tell what Place they came to : He says that his Mas- 
ter's Name is Capt. Johnson, and that one JJllliain 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 48$ 

TJionias and James Brown sailed with his Master. The 
said Negro is about Twenty-two or Twenty-three Years 
old, had on when committed, an old brown Coat, with 
broad Metal Buttons, and a Jacket of the same, he had also 
a Swanskin Flannel Jacket, made Sailor Fashion. These 
are to desire his Master, (if any he has) to come immedi- 
ately, pay Charges and take him away : So doing, he will 
oblige his humble Servant, 

Ephraim Phillips, Goalcr. 
— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1389, August 14, 1769. 

Trentozvn, August 2^1 [?], 1769. 
RuN-away on Sunday the 12th inst. from the Sub- 
scriber, living at Trentown, two Irish servant men, the 
one named Nicholas Fitz Gerald, the other Garret Mur- 
phy; the former had on when he went away, a brown 
coat, the button-holes laid with tape; a black cloth jacket, 
lined with blue; the latter a brown coat, lined with white 
shalloon, and white metal buttons, white breeches, patched 
on the knees : Both a little pitted with the small pox; the 
former about 6 feet high, the latter about 5 feet 9 inches 
high, walks wide and lame: Took with him a pair of 
black velvet breeches. They have both black hair tied. 
Whoever takes up said servants, or secures them in any 
goal, so that they may be had again, shall have the above 
reward, and all reasonable charges paid, by me 

Samuel Henry. 
— The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1389, August 17, 1769. 

Captain Reid, from Dominica, on the 7th, about 30 
Leagues to the Southward of our Capes, spoke the Sloop 
Charlotte, Captain Bardin. bound to the Grenades, from 
this Port, all well. 



486 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

June 12, 1769. 
By virtue of a writ to me directed, oii the 21st day of 
August next, at the dwelling-house of Randall Marshall, 
in the township of Deptford, will be exposed to sale by- 
public vendue, all that plantation and tract of land, where- 
on the said Randall Marshall now lives, containing 300 
acres, or thereabouts, 60 acres whereof are cleared, 20 
acres of good meadow, and more may be made, the re- 
mainder is well timbered; there is a good dwelling-house 
and orchard, a barn and other out-houses thereon; also 
a gfrist mill, with one pair of stones, and a fulling mill, 
with press-shop, dye-house, tenter-bars, and all other tools, 
and utensils, necessary for carrying on the fulling busi- 
ness ; situate on the main branch of Great Timber Creek, 
in the county of Gloucester, and Western Division of the 
province of New-Jersey, in a good part of the country for 
trade, being within a mile of navigable water, on the said 
creek, and 8 miles from the town of Gloucester. It is an 
old accustomed place for business, both in the grinding 
and fulling way, and is well situate for a store, being in a 
thick inhabited part of the country, and within a few miles 
of several saw-mills, on the said creek; the stream is good, 
and with a trifling expence might be made navigable to the 
mill tail; the land is capable of producing any grain com- 
mon to the country, and there being two tenements there- 
on, at a proper distance from each other, may be divided 
into two plantations; being all late the estate of John 
Heaton, seized in execution, and to be sold by 

Samuel Blackwood, late Sheriff. 

By virtue of several writs to me directed, will be ex- 
posed to sale, on Wednesday, the nth of October next, on 
the premises, a valuable plantation, situated in the town- 
ship of Alloway's Creek, supposed to contain 225 acres 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 487 

of land, 30 thereof good meadow, within bank, also a good 
brick house, barns, stables, and a good apple orchard ; late 
the property of James Smith; seized and taken in execu- 
tion, and to be sold by 

Edward Test, late Sheriff. 
Salem, August ii, 1769 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2 121, August 17, 
1769. 

We hear that on Friday last, the pilot boat belonging 
to Jacob Hart, being off our capes was struck with light- 
ening, which split her main-mast to pieces, went into the 
hold, thro' the cabin, where it almost suffocated two per- 
sons, and then passed out of the cabin door into the air. — 
The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1393, August 17, 1769. 

To be SOLD by the subscribers, executors to the estate 
of Anthony Morris, deceased. A bank and water lot, 
either separate or together, with the buildings thereon, 
situate between Chestnut and Market streets, commonly 
known by the name of the Old Crooked Billet houses and 
wharf 

Also a tract of land, near Trenton, containing about 
600 acres, part of which is a large swamp called the Bear 
Sw^amp, on Mirey run, when cleared and drained will 
make a great quantity of meadow. There are some im- 
provements in this tract, among which is a thriving young 
orchard. For further particulars inquire of Anthony 
Morris, John Morris, Samuel Morris, and others, Execu- 
tors. 

The subscriber begs leave to inform the Public, that 
he was bred to the practice of Physic and Surgery, and 
has had more than thirty years experience, the last seven 
years of which he served in the Pennsylvania Hospital, 



488 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

attended to^ all the administrations of medicine, and chir- 
urgical operations in that infirmary, during the whole 

time 

N. B. They have used this syrup in several counties 
in Pennsylvania, New- Jersey, and Maryland, with good 
success. Made and sold by 

George Weed. 

CusTOM-HousE, Inzvard Entries. 
Schooner St. Nicholas, E. Reed, Salem. 

Cleared. 
Schooner Ranger, A. Mansfield, Salem. 

A Catalogue of Books to be disposed of by the Library 
Company of Philadelphia. 

. . . . History of Nezv- Jersey, by Smith 

Persons desirous of purchasing any of the above Books, 
may see them by applying to David Evans, or Thomas 
Mifflin. — The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 137, August 
21-28, 1769. 

Though I have the greatest Reason to believe that Mr. 
William Kelly, who lately embarked for England in the 
Ship Edward, before his Departure closed all his unsettled 
Accounts, as well in this Colony, as that of New-Jersey; 
yet it may not be improper to give this public Notice, that 
any Person still having Demand against the said Mr. 
Kelly, may have the same immediately settled, by applying 
to Elias Boudenot, Esq; in Elizabeth Town, New-Jersey, 
or to the Subscriber in New-York. 

Abraham Lott. 

To be sold at public Vendue, on Tuesday the 5th Day 
of September, at ten o' Clock, by the Heirs of the 
Estate of Peter Low, deceased; 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 4^9 

The House and Lot of Ground, wherein the late Widow 
Low, deceased, Hved; situate in Stone-street. Also a Par- 
cel of Houshold and Kitchen Furniture, two Negro 
Wenches, and a Negro Child. The Vendue to continue 
till all is sold. 

Also to be sold at private Sale, a Lot of Up-land, of 
about Two and a Half Acres, situate at Rariton Landing, 
in New-Jersey; together with a Lot of excellent Meadow, 
containing 41-4 Acres, directly opposite of the Up-land, 
the Road running between both. There is on the Up-land 
a good and very convenient Dwelling-House, with a Cel- 
lar and five Fire-places; a large and convenient Store and 
Bake-House, Garden, Well, and Orchard. On the Low 
land is a Store-House, Chair-House, and Stable. From 
the Dwelling-House there is a very beautiful Prospect of 
the River, and the ellegant Seat of Anthony White, Esq; 
It may suit either for a trading Person, or a Gentleman's 
Country Seat; a good Title will be given by the Sub- 
scribers, living in New- York. 

Cornelius P. Low, ) Surviving 
Peter Low \ Executors. 

— The Nezv York Gazette and JVeekly Mercury, No. 
931, August 21, 1769. 

Garrat Noel 
Has for Sale at his Book Store, next Door to the Mer- 
chant's Coffee House, 

A Treatise concerning Religious Affections. 
By the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, A. M. 
Late President of the College of Nezv-Jerscy. 
iI^^This Treatise is so much esteemed, that two Edi- 
tions have been already sold. This now offered to the 
Public, is the Third, and every Part of the Workmanship 
is American. 



490 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

N. B. The Notes are printed at large. — The Nezv York 
Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1390, August 21, 1769. 

New-York, August 24. |^^An Account of some late 
Disturbances in Monmouth County, which we were de- 
sired to publish, would have been in this Paper to Day, 
had it not been, that we are informed a more full Account 
of that Matter, is sent to the Press, in order to be published 
in a pamphlet, the Sale of which might be retarded by 
such a Publication in the News Paper. It is therefore 
postponed, in order to give an Opportunity to the Parties 
concern'd, to signify their Pleasure, whether it shall be 
inserted or suppressed. — The New York Journal or Gen- 
eral Advertiser, No. 1390, August 24, 1769. 

Stolen out of the Subscriber's pasture, in Burlington, 
New-Jersey, on the 6th of this instant August, a red roan 
Horse, 13 hands and a half high, well set, his carriage 
but indifferent, paces altogether, 6 years old last spring, 
neither brand nor ear-mark. Whoever takes up and se- 
cures said horse and thief, so that the thief may be brought 
to justice, shall have Three Pounds reward, or Forty Shil- 
lings for the horse only and reasonable charges, paid by 
me 

Abraham Scott. 

Gloucester, August 16, 1769 
Stolen from the subscriber, on Monday night, the 14th 
of this instant, 4 wheels of a large waggon, zvell tiered, 
witli black gum hubs, one of the boxes of the little zchecls 
loose, and cannot be fastened zvithout nezv bushing; also 
a nezv Skiff, 18 feet keel, 4 feet beam, Moses bottom, a 
c'lain TO feet long, and the upper streaks painted of a lead 
colour. If any person, or persons, zvill giz'c infornuifion, 
so that tJie tJiic'Z'cs may be brought to juslice, shall have 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 49 1 

Three Pounds reward, or Thirty Shillings for the Wheels 
and Skiff^ paid by 

William Hugo. 

Philadelphia, August ly, 1769. 
Forty Dollars Reward. 
Run away, the i^th instant, from the subscriber, lii'iiig 
near Trenton, tzvo Irish servant men, one named Garret 
Murphy, abont 24 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, a 
little pitted with the small-pox, straight short black hair, 
walks zvide, and speaks a little on the brogue; had on, 
when he went away, a zvool hat, a good brozun broadcloth 
coat, with white lining, a brozvn velvet jacket, and zvhite 
ticken breeches. The other named Nicholas Fitzgerald, 
about 24 years of age, 6 feet high, a little pitted zuiih the 
small-pox, long light brozvn hair, tied behind, of a ruddy 
complexion, and speaks very much on tJie brogue; had on, 
zvhen he zuent azvay, a zvool hat, a snuif coloured broad- 
cloth coat, bound with tape, and a black napped jacket. 
All masters of vessels are desired not to carry them off at 
their peril. Whoever secures said servants in any goal, 
so that their master may have them again, shall have the 
above rezuard, or the half part for either of them, and rea- 
sonable charges, paid by 

Samuel Henry. 

To be Sold, by the Subscriber, 
A Plantation, containing 100 acres of strong land, ex- 
ceeding well timbered and clear of pine, about 40 acres of 
cleared land, 9 acres of excellent good meadow, with little 
or no expence, lying upon Newtown creek, in Gloucester 
county, New-Jersey, about 4 miles from Philadelphia. 
Any person inclining to purchase the same, may know the 
conditions, by applying to Isaac Burrough, living upon 
Newtown creek, within about half a mile of Gloucester. 



492 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

The payments may be made easy, g"iving good security, if 
required. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2122, August 
24, 1769. 

Custom House, Inward Entries. 
Schooner Pohy, W. Bartlett, from Salem. 

Outwards. 
Schooner Polly, W. Bartlett, Salem. 

FIVE POUNDS REWARD. 

Ran away from the subscriber, living in Chesterfield 
township, Burlington county. West New-Jersey, an ap- 
prentice boy, named John Jones, a slim, thin visaged fel- 
low, with dark brown hair, by trade a shoemaker, about 
five feet eight inches high; had on, and took with him 
five pair of yarn stockings, two pair of oznabrig trowsers, 
two oznabrigs shirts, two pair of shoes, one pair new black 
in the grain, the other half wore, two homespun jackets, 
the one striped, the other serge, two hats, one an old 
beaver, the other one of those new fashioned straw hats. 
Whoever takes up said apprentice, and secures him, so 
that his master may have him again, shall receive the 
above reward, and reasonable charges, paid by 

Isaac Holloway. 
— The Pennsylvania CJironicle, No. 138, August 28- 
Septeinber 4, 1769. . 

To be sold by way of public Vendue, on Tuesday the 
tenth Day of October next, at the Dwelling-House of the 
Revd. James M'Crea, deceased; 

A Plantation, containing between three and four Hun- 
dred Acres of Land, in the Township of Bedminster, and 
County of Somerset, and Province of East New-Jersey, 
being about seventeen Miles from New-Brunswick, three 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 493 

from Lamberton Meeting-Hoiise, within one and an Half 
of a good Mill, and about one and an Half of Pliickemin; 
the Whole is well timbered and watered, having the North 
Branch of Rariton running thro' the same. There is on it 
a good Dwelling-House, two Stories high, with a good 
Kitchen, a large Barn, two Barracks, a good Orchard, a 
Quantity of good Meadow, and a considerable more may 
be made; likewise all the Farming Utensils, and Horses, 
Cows, Hogs, Sheep, and a Library of Books, a Negro 
Man, and sundry Sorts of Houshold Goods. The Vendue 
to begin at ten o'Clock of said Day, and continue daily 
until all is sold. Attendance will be given, and a reason- 
able Time of Credit, by 

Catharine M'Crea, ) Executrix. 
And :■ 

James M'Crea, ) Executor. 

Taken up, and committed to the Goal of Newark, in 
the County of Essex, New-Jersey, a Negro Man of the 
Mulatto Hue, who says his Name is Ben Kipps, and that 
he belongs to Nicholas Smith, of Egg-Harbour. He was 
taken up at the Beginning of this Instant; his Master is 
hereby required to come and take him away, paying 
Charges, or he will be sold according to Law, by me 

Jonas Pierson 

Keeper of the Goal. 

Newark, Aug. 19, 1769. 

— The Nezv York Ga.zcttc and JJ\-'ckly Mercury, No. 
931, August 28. 1769. 

Nezv-York, August 31. We hear from Shrewsbury, 
that about a Fortnight ago, one Carrol, of that Place, a 
Silver-Smith, was committed to Gaol and still remains 
there, for debauching his own Daughter, a Girl not fifteen 
Years of Age, who has sworn that she is with Child by 



494 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

him, and that this detestable Commerce has subsisted for 
above two years. 

From the same Place we hear, that on Monday last, Mr. 
John Hans, his Brother and 6 of their Children, went out 
of the Mouth of the River a Fishing, and in returning- 
thro' a Place called the Swash, the Boat overset, by which 
Mr. John Hans, the only Person who could swim, was 
thrown to a further Distance from the Boat than the rest, 
and it is supposed received some Hurt, for he grasp'd and 
supported himself by an Oar, calling to his Brother to take 
Care of the Children, for that he was so spent he could do 
nothing, and soon after dropped his Head in the Water 
and was drown'd, clinging to the Oar. His Body was 
soon after taken up by Mr. Allen, Chief Justice of Penn- 
sylvania, who happen'd then to be out in a Boat. All the 
rest of the People in the Boat which was overset, were 
providentially saved. 

To be Sold or Let. 

A Pleasant situated Farm in Shrewsbury, lying on the 
Sea Coast, at Long Branch; this Place contains about no 
Acres, with good Lnprovements, is well situated for any 
Person that should incline to have a pleasant Retirement, 
from Heat in Summer, or should choose to go into the 
Business of keeping Lodgers, or to carry on a Fishery, 
the Cod and Sea Bass being taken in great Plenty before 
the Door: Any Person inclining to buy or rent the said 
Place, may know the Terms by applying to John Morris. 
living on the Premises, by whom an indisputable Title 
shall be given; and any Person inclining to purchase, shall 
have reasonable Payments. 

Likewise, a Tract of Land lying at Forked River, on 
the North-Side of the North-Branch of said River, con- 
taining 370 Acres, 200 of it Meadow, and the Upland the 
best in that Part of the Country; an undisputed Title shall 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 495 

be given for the Land, by the said John Morris, Hving at 
Long-Branch. — TJie New York Journal or General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1 39 1, August 31, 1769. 

Somerset County, Nezv Jersey, August ii, 1769. 
I HAVE taken up, and put in the goal of said county, a 
Negroe Man, named Jem, who says he is the property 
of Mr. Thomas Severns, who keeps the Ferry at Elk- 
River, in Maryland. The owner of said Negroe is de- 
sired to come, pay the charges, and take him away. 

John Smock. 

Extract of a Letter from Cohansey, in Cumberland 
County, New- Jersey, August 19, 1769. 

"We have had the most excessive dry Season here al- 
most ever known. Our Corn, in some Places, quite cut 
off, and our Pasture Fields burnt up, so that scarce any 
Thing green appeared until last Wednesday Morning, 
when we had such a violent Gust, that we were almost 
flooded; wherever the Waters found a Descent, they ran 
with such Rapidity, that Bridges, Mill-dams, Fences &c. 
were carried away, but happily it did not last long." 

Run away from the Subscriber, living in Cumberland 
county, near Cohansey Bridge, on the 21st of this instant 
August, a servant man, named John M'Cormick, has 
black hair, a large scar on his left cheek, and a sore leg; 
had on, when he went away, a good new saggathy coat, 
striped trowsers and jacket, and took with him sundry 
other clothes. 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 Forty Shillings reward, and 
reasonable charges, paid by me 

William Eldridge. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2123, August 31, 
1769. 



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To the Public. 
Whereas the Stage Wag-gon from Powles Hook, to 
Newark, has for the Summer past gone but once a Day, 
it may now be depended on, that there are two Waggons 
provided, one at Powles Hook and the other at Newark, 
each to set off from their Station precisely at eight of the 
Clock in the Morning, and at Half after four in the After- 
noon, and will meet to exchange Passengers at Hacken- 
sack River, which entirely takes off the Inconveniency 
of detaining Passengers by ferrying of the Waggon over 
said River. The Stages begin this Morning, 4th Sept. at 
the Time above specified. The Stage Days are Mondays, 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and vSaturdays. — The New York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 932, September 4, 
1769. 

ElkahctJi-Tozvn, Sept. 4, i'j6(^. 

Mr. Holt, 

I Observed the Comet this Morning at 2 o' Clock, and 
find its Progress towards the Sun. I believe at about the 
Rate of three Degrees in 24 Hours. It is now to the 
Southward of the Sun, but is falling as fast towards the 
North, that I think it will pass on that Side. By a Calcu- 
lation I made this Morning, I find the Sun at Half after 
7 o 'Clock 2,793,104 Miles North of the Place the Comet 
was in at Two. In less than 30 Days I expect it will be 
parallel with the Sun. Should it come between us ajid 
the Sun the Tail will then probably extend to the Earth. 
And therefore it becomes all to be prepared for the Con- 
sequences so alarming as those which must then follow. 

H somebody who has instruments, has not sent you 
some exact Calculations, you may publish these, but if 
better are come to Hand, these are needless. The Publi- 
cation of those sent you last Week are now I suppose un- 
necessarv for the same Reason. 



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Bordcntozvn, August 31, 1769. 

Run away from the Subscriber, a Negroe Man, named 
ToNEY, formerly the property of Wilham Lester; Who- 
ever takes up the said Negroe, and secures him in any 
Goal, shall have Three Dollars reward, paid by me 

Israel Wright 

N. B. All persons are forbid from employing him, or 
harbouring him; and all masters of vessels from carrying 
him off. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2124, Septem- 
ber 7, 1769. 

The General Assembly of the Province of New jersey 
are summoned to meet at Burlington, on Tuesday the loth 
of October. 

Ship Hope, Robinson, Brig Content, Featherstone, and 
Sloop Kingston, Graham, are ashore at our Capes, full of 

Water; Brig Capt. Reed, for Marblehead, is 

ashore at Cape May, full of Water; and many small 
Crafts. 

TO BE SOLD, a house and lot of ground at Jacob's 
Town, in the township of New Hanover, and county of 
Burlington, West New Jersey; the house is one story and 
an half high, very convenient and well finished, with an 
extraordinary well of good water at the door. The lott 
contains two acres and an half, and two rods. There is 
a very neat row of about one dozen cherry trees on the 
front of the lot, and about one dozen and a half of apple 
trees on the back part; there is a work shop on the same 
that is large enough for any tradesman; it was built for 
a shoemaker. The whole is pleasantly situated on a pul;)lic 
road, and in a very public part of the country, good neigh- 
bourhood, and would suit almost any tradesman, or a mer- 
chant, but more especially a taylor, as the one who lives 

33 



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there now has more work than he can do. This lot will 
be sold at the low price of one hundred and twenty pounds 
for the sake of cash. Any person inclining to purchase the 
same may apply to the subscriber, living on the premises. 

Jacob Cook. 

— Tlie Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 140, September 
11-18, 1769. 

Auhquechnock, Sept. 4, 1769. 
Public Notice is hereby given, That the Trustees of 
Queen's College in New- Jersey, are to meet at Hacken- 
sack, in the County of Bergen, on the fourth of October 
next, ensuing the Date hereof. 

David Marinus, Clerk. 

To be sold by the subscriber living in Somerset County 
and Province of New-Jersey, a very valuable tract of land, 
situate in Bernard's town in the county of Somerset afore- 
said, containing about six hundred and fifty acres, being 
divided into three farms each; having a good orchard, a 
quantity of meadow ground and well watered and tim- 
bered; it is an exceeding good soil for wmter and sum- 
mer grain and pasture, and very convenient upon account 
of range for cattle: The whole lying within about two 
miles of Mendem, and within two Miles of Baskinridge 
meeting-house, within one mile of a grist-mill, and about 
twenty miles from New-Brunswick : The title indis- 
putable, and a reasonable time of payment will be given 
upon good security. Any person inclining to purchase 
the whole or part, may apply for further particulars to, 

Peter Penier. 

Three Dollars Reward. 
RuN-away from the subscriber at Elizabeth-Town, on 



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Tuesday the 22d of August last, a likely young negro fel- 
low, called John : He is considerably upon the tawny 
colour, was born in this country; and bred in the family 
of the late Mr. Brockhurst,-^ at Pompton. It is conjectured 
he may be lurking somewhere thereabouts, or on Col. 
Philip's Manor. Whoever shall secure the said negro, 
so that his master may have him again, shall receive the 
above recompense, and all charges paid by 

Wm. p. Smith. 

Wanted. 
One Hundred Pounds, on a good real Estate, in East 
New-Jersey, free from all Manner of Incumbrances. Any 
Person having such a Sum to Let, may know the Person, 
by applying to the Printer hereof. — The Nezv York Ga- 
zette and Weekly Mercury, No. 933, September 11, 1769. 

To-MORROW 

At 12 o'clock will be Sold at the Merchant's Coffee- 

House : 

The House and Lot of Ground in Stone-Street, where- 
in the Widow Low lived. 

And, On Thursday the 3d Day of October, will be sold 
at the said Coffee-House, at Public Vendue, A Lot of Up- 
land of about two and a half Acres, situate at Raritan 
Landing, in New-Jersey, now in the Occupation of Evert 
and John Duyckinck, together with a Lot of excellent 
Meadow, containing four and a quarter Acres, directly 
opposite to the Upland, the Road running between both. 
There is on the Upland a good and very convenient Dwell- 
ing-House, with a Cellar and five Fire Places, a large and 
convenient Store and Bake House, Garden, Well and Or- 
chard; on the Lowland is a Store House, Chair House 

1 Henry Brockholst, son of Anthony Brockholls, or Brockholst. of New 
York. 



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and Stable. A good Title will be given by the Subscrib- 
ers living in New-York. 

Peter Low, and ) Surviving 

Cornelius P. Low, | Executors. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1393, September ii, iy6g. 

To the inhabitants of the Upper Precinct, in Cape May, 
and all others concerned; take notice, 

On the third day of the next sitting of the General As- 
sembly of New- Jersey, at Burlington, for business, a peti- 
tion will be presented to the said Assembly, for a law to 
enable the surveyors to lay a public highway two rods 
wide, free from toll over the toll-bridge and causeway, at 
the fast landing on Cedar Swamp Creek, in the said Pre- 
cinct, and to locate convenient roads therefrom; and for 
Joseph Corson, Isaac Baner, John Mackey, and James 
Willits, and their associates to give their whole expence 
incurred in making the said bridge and causeway to the 
said Precinct, for the use of the said bridge and causeway. 

Philadelphia, September 14. 
We hear a Ship was seen dismasted a little to the South- 
ward of our Capes. Captain Robinson, in a Ship from 
London, and a Brig, outward-bound are ashore at the 
Capes. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2125, September 
14, 1769. 

A ship, supposed to be the Hope, Capt. John Robinson, 
from London, and a brig unknozvn, are ashore at our 
capes, but in what condition we have not yet learnt. — The 
Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1397, September 14, 1769. 

Philadelphia, September 25, 1769. 
THE NEW STAGE 
To NEW YORK, on the Old York Road, 



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Sets out Tomorrow, the 26th instant, from the sign of 
the Bunch of Grapes in Third-street, at Sunrise, proceeds 
by the Crooked Billet, Coryell's Ferry, Bound-Brook, 
Newark, and from thence to Powle's Hook, opposite New- 
York. It will set out regularly every Tuesday Morning, 
during the Winter Season; perform the journey, from 
Philadelphia to Powle's Hook, in Two Days, and ex- 
change passengers at the South Branch of Rariton, at the 
house of Obadiah Taylor, formerly kept by Daniel Sea- 
burn, on Wednesday Morning, when one Stage returns to 
Philadelphia, and the other to Powle's Hook. 

Each Passenger to pay ten shillings from Philadel- 
phia to the South Branch, and ten shillings from the 
South Branch to Powle's-Hook, ferriage free, and three 
PENCE per mile for any distance between; and goods at 
the rate of twenty shillings per hundred weight, from 
Philadelphia to New-York. 

That part of the country is very pleasant; the distance 
and goodness of the road not inferior to any from this to 
New- York. There is but one ferry from this to Newark. 
The road is thickly settled by a number of wealthy farm- 
ers and merchants, who promise to give every encourage- 
ment possible to the stage. And as the principal propri- 
etors of said stage live on the road, the best usage may 
be expected. 

To BE sold, a lot of land, containing about 16 acres, 
situated in Houghton, Springfield township and county of 
Burlington, on which is a neat dwelling-house, lately fin- 
ished and painted, with a new paled garden, stables and a 
large orchard, also, on the same lot, one other dwelling- 
house, which has been lately fitted up for a store, with a 
good pork-house, smoak-house, and other out-houses, con- 
veniently situated for trade, or would suit a gentleman 
inclining to a retired life, its situation being pleasant, 



502 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

healthy and in a good neighbourhood. Also, in view of 
and nearly contiguous to the above mentioned lot, a plan- 
tation containing about 75 acres of land, about 50 whereof 
is cleared, 12 acres of which is good meadow, the rest 
pasture, and arable land, with a dwelling-house, barn and 
young orchard thereon. For terms enquire of Will- 
iam Dillwyn, on the premises. — The Pennsylvania Chron- 
icle, No. 141, September 18-25, 1769. 

Nezv-York, September 18. In the Storm we had on 
Friday the 8th Instant, a Shallop belonging to Wood- 
bridge, was drove ashore at Barnagat Beach, but got off 
again the next Day without much Damage : During their 
Stay on the Beach, they found drove ashore, the Bodies 
of five White Men and one Negro, but could neither see 
or hear the least Sign of any Vessel, from whence they 
might come. One of them that appeared to be of most 
Note, seemed to be about Fifty Years old, and was near 
Six Foot high, had on a light Snuff coloured Plush or 
Manchester Velvet Coat, white Linnen Jacket, black knit 
Breeches, and white Cotton Stockings : A Wig was in 
his Pocket : He had also a Silver Watch, London-Make, 
and between the Cases a piece of Lace- Work with the Let- 
ters R. B. worked in it, a Steel Key with a common red 
Stone Seal, tied with a light grounded Ribbon and purple 
Flowers. He had a Pair of plain square Silver Buckles 
with Steel Chapes, and a Pair of round plain Knee 
Buckles. The other Persons appeared to have been com- 
mon Sailors : As no other Intelligence could be got. to 
know who they were, the above Boatmen took the Watch 
and Buckles, &c. into their Possession, and have published 
this Account, that whoever can prove a Right to^ them, by 
applying to- the Printer hereof, may be further informed, 
and on paying the Charges, will have the Effects delivered 
them. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5O3 

We hear from Perth-Amhoy, that the Jail of the County 
of Middlesex, in that City, took Fire on Thursday last, 
and all the Wooden Part thereof entirely consumed : It 
was built but about two Years ago, and the Person who 
undertook to do it, at the Charge of the County, being 
unhappily a Prisoner in it, there have been some Suspi- 
cions hinted as if it was set on Fire on Purpose; but we 
believe without any just Foundation, except on Account 
of the Time, which was thus : On that Day there was a 
Fair and a great Horse-Race at Woodhridgc, which occa- 
sioned the greater Part of the Inhabitants of Aiuboy to be 
absent; so- that on the Fire's breaking out, there were 
scarce any Person appeared to assist in quenching of it. 
This is the third Time the County Jail in that City, has 
been demolished by Fire, in our Memory.^ We don't learn 
that any Lives were lost on the Occasion. — TJie Nezv York 
Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1394, September 18, 
1769. 

Nezv-York, September 21. The Storm of Wind and 
Rain which came on, on Friday Morning the 8th Instant, 
and continued till 8 or 9 o'Clock at Night, has had very 
melancholy and terrible Effects in all Places from which 
we have yet had Opportunity to hear. From some of the 
People belonging to the Vessels which were lost at Barne- 
gat in the late Storm, we have the following Accounts, 
The Sloop Sally, Capt. Pike, with 4 other Hands, having 
on board 30 Barrels of Mackrel, and 4000 Cod Fish, left 
Newport the 3d Instant; on Friday the 8th, Wind very 
high at E. N. E. being near Barnegat Beach, attempted 
to beat off, but were soon driven into the Surf and left to 
the Mercy of the Winds and Waves ; about a Quarter of 
a Mile South of the Inlet, the Sloop was driven on Shore 

I That is. the memory of James Parker, of Woodbridge, the printer 
of The New York Gazette or Weekli/ Post Boy. 



504 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

on the Beach, where two or three Planks starting she soon 
filled with Water and Sand, and a Bank of Sand was 
driven up against her, which cover'd the Deck above two 
Feet before the People left her; by the Help of their Boat 
they all got on Shore on the Beach, where the Boat was 
dash'd to Pieces, and one poor Man had most of his Ribs 
on one Side broken. They lay on the Beach all Night, 
and next Morning were taken off and carried ashore, 
where the wounded Man, the Capt. and Mate were lodged 
at the House of one Mr. Chamberlayne, and intended to 
save all they could from the Vessel : The People lost 
every Thing but the Clothes on their Backs. 

The Sloop Porgie, Christopher Johnson, Master, who 
left Edenton, in North Carolina, the 22d of August, loaded 
with Pitch and Turpentine, bound to New- York, about 
the same Time unfortunately arrived off the High-Lands 
of the Nevisinks, as also a fine large black Sloop extremely 
well found, having a square Topsail, and supposed to be 
from the West-Indies. Both these Sloops finding it im- 
possible to avoid driving on Shore, brought too, within 
the Breakers at Barnegat, and threw out their Anchors; 
the large Sloop having a new Cable, made fast round the 
Mast, and at full length, seem'd likely to ride out the Gale, 
but the Cable of the Porgie immediately parting, in ware- 
ing she was driven foul of the other Sloop, and thereby 
lost her Bowsprit; as she was driving past, a Person on 
board the large Sloop was heard to- say. Lord help him, 
poor Man! he's gone. The Porgie presently was driven 
on the Beach and dash'd to Pieces, but the People provi- 
dentially all escaped, and saved most of the Cargo. Soon 
after they were on Shore, about 6 in the Evening, the 
Wind suddenly shifted to N. N. W. and blew a more vio- 
lent Storm than before, with heavy Rain and Hail. Next 
Morning there was nothing to be seen of the large Sloop, 



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which it is supposed was driven on the Breakers without 
her; a short, thick made Negro Man, with a broad Face, 
pitted with the Small-Pox, was seen on board of her, and 
after the Storm the Body of such a Negro, and those of 6 
white Men, drowned, were taken up on the Shore and 
buried; the white Men all wore their own Hair, except 
one, supposed to be the Captain or Mate, whose Head was 
shaven. During the Storm a Brig was seen to the East- 
ward, standing S. S. E. A small Sloop was driven on 
Shore within the Inlet, another with Rails from Bruns- 
wick, aiid another at Egg-Harbour, all likelv to be lost. 
Two other Sloops and 2 Schooners it is thought will be 
got off. — The Nezu York Journal or General Advertiser, 
No. 1394, September 21, 1769. 

Three Pounds Reward, 

Run away from the Subscriber, living near Gloucester, 
on the loth day of August last, a Negroe fellow, named 
Grig, he is a lusty fellow, and had on, when he went away, 
a new brown sheeting shirt, ozenbrigs trovv'sers, old beaver 
hat, and old shoes; said fellow is known to many people 
in die city of Philadelphia, as he was once the property of 
Mr. Wilcox, and afterwards belonged to Mr. Mullen, Inn- 
keeper, in said city. I have reason to believe he is har- 
boured about Spring-Garden. Any person that will take 
up said servant, and bring him to Gloucester, or deliver 
him to Mr. James Delaplain, in Market-street, shall have 
the above reward, paid by Joseph Hugg. 

N. B. All masters of vessels are forbid to carry him 
off at their peril. 

Philadelphia, September 21. 
Captain Ferns, from tJie Grenades, . . . on the 
15th, about ^0 Leagues from our Capes, Jie spoke ivitli 
Captain Allen, of Nantucket, who informed liivi, tJie Fleet 



506 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

of Wlialers had suffered great Damage in the same Gale. 

Captain Higgs, from Providence, on the yth Instant in 
Lat. jp, Long. 72:^0, spoke the Carolina, Captain Friend, 
from this Place for London, 4 Days out, all well. The 
next Day he met with tlie Gale, in zvhich he lost his Boat, 
and every Thing off his Deck. About 8 Leagues to the 
Northward of Cape-May, he saw a Sloop, fidl of Water, 
and her Mast gone; she had a nezv Boom, not tarred, green 
Quarters, and the Inside of her Gunwale painted yellow, 
about 40 Tons Burthen, hut having no Boat, he could not 
go on board, to learn further Particulars. 

Was committed to the goal of the county of Gloucester, 
in the province of West New-Jersey, one Joseph Bishop, 
who says he is a servant to one Taulbert Battin, of 
Queen' s-To'wn, in Queen- Anne's county, Maryland; and 
also one John Adams, from the same place, who says he 
belongs to one David Linsey, a planter. Their masters 
are requested to come, or send for them, within one month 
of the date hereof, or they will be sold for their charges, 
by Richard Johnson, Goaler. 

September 18, 1769 

— The Pennsylvania Ganette, No. 2126, September 
21, 1769. 

The ship Hope, Capt. Robinson from London, who is 
ashore at the Capes, was not got off when the last accounts 
came away, but was full of water. 

The brig ashore at our Capes, mentioned unknown in 
our last, proves to be the brig Content, Capt. Featherstone, 
from this port for Barbados, who after having cut away 
both her masts, were obliged to cut her cables for fear of 
foundering, the SM^ell was so great, and let her drive 
ashore, where she is entirely lost, but the people and great 
part of the cargo are saved. 

Capt. Gill from New-Castle, sailed the 24th of July. 



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. . . . On his passage . . . the 12th instant, 30 
leagues from our Cape, he spoke the sloop Sally, Capt. 
Whitmore, from Jamaica for New-London, out 5 weeks. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1398, September 21, 
1769. 

A very unfortunate, .\cciclent happened last Friday, at 
Princeton; a little Boy about eleven Years of Age went 
into a Taylor's Shop, to inquire for some Cloaths that 
were making up for him. when an Apprentice Lad told 
him he should have them in about an Hour, and insisted 
upon his then giving him a Treat; this the Boy refusing, 
the other began to tease him; upon which, more in Play 
than Passion, having a Pair of Scissors in his Hand, he 
threw them at the Apprentice; and the Scissors unluckily 
turning in their Passage, the sharp Point entered just 
above the Breast Bone; in a Minute or two the Lad faint- 
ed, and almost instantly expired. 

To be sold a plantation, supposed to be 240 acres in the 
township of Hopewell, Hunterdon county. New -Jersey, 
situate on the river Delaware. The soil is certain for 
winter and summer grain, 180 cleared, and about 10 of 
meadow, the rest thrifty timbered land, an old orchard of 
natural fruit, and a young one ditto of grafted fruit, in 
full prime, a large frame house with five rooms on a floor, 
with a cellar underneath, and a large stone kitchen, which 
is now occupied and has been for some years past as a 
tavern and ferry, and a spring of excellent water near the 
door, never known to fail, barn and stables, and a stone 
shop all in good repair. Any person inclining to purchase 
may enter on it the first day of May, and have it on easy 
terms, by applying to the subscriber on the premises. 

Rut Johnson. 
— The Pennsylz'aiiia Chronicle, No. 142, Sepfentber 
2S-Ocfober 2, 1769. 



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New-York, September 25. We hear from FrecJiold, 
in Nezv- Jersey, that about ten Days ago, one Aaron Buck 
was committed to Jail there, charged with committing 
Incest with his own Da,ughter, and also Uriah Carroll, for 
the Death of his Servant Maid, a Coroner's Inquest hav- 
ing brought it in Wilful Murder. 

The General Assembly of the Province of New- Jersey, 
are summoned to meet at Burlington, on Tuesday the loth 
of October. 

Whereas Johanna Morgan, the Wife of me Abraham- 
Morgan, of Woodbridge, in Nezv-Jersey, on Thursday the 
14th of this Instant September, 1769, hath eloped from 
me the Subscriber : These are therefore to forewarn all 
manner of Person or Persons, not to entertain or trust her 
on my Account, for I will not pay any Debts of her con- 
tracting since her Elopement : per me 

Abraham Morgan 

Whereas Rebecca Woodrnif, the Wife of Nathaniel 
Woodruff, jun. hath some Time since eloped from her said 
Husband's Bed and Board; and having Reason to suspect 
that she may run him in Debt, these are therefore to fore- 
warn all Persons from trusting her on my Accompt, as I 
will pay no Debts of her contracting. 

Nathaniel Woodruff, jun. 
Elizabeth-Tozvn, Sept. ig, lySg. 

— The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1395, September 25, 1769. 

CHOICE IRISH BEEF, and BURLINGTON PORK, 
to be Sold by GARRETT and GEORGE MEADE. 
Salem, West Jersey, September 19, 1769. 
Broke loose from the shallop of the Subscribers, on the 



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8tJi of this instant, about j miles belozu New-Castle, a 
small iiezv Moses built Boat, payed zvith turpentine, no 
paint, but branded on the outside of her stem, and on her 
sternpost, zvith the letters W. T. zvith about 6 fathom of 
nezv s cind a half inch rope to her. If any one should Hud 
said boat and rope, and zmll bring her to the Subscribers 
in Salem, or to James Wood, boat-builder, in Philadelphia, 
shall have Tzvo Dollars rezvard, from 

Thomas Norris 
William Tuft. 

Was found by said Norris and Tuft, on the 14th instant, 
a small keel boat, supposed to belong to some vessel, her 
boards cedar, payed zvith pitch. Whoever has lost said 
boat, by applying to them, may have her again. 

From Great Egg-Harbour we learn, that on the nth 
Instant the Wreck of a small Sloop came ashore there, 
with her Mast and Rigging hanging to her; her Quarter 
stove in, 7 Barrels of Hogs Lard, and one of Pork, were 
found in her, and she appeared to have been loaded with 
Wheat, no Person on board, nor Papers to be found ; it is 
thought the People had been put to great Straits, having 
cut up their Blankets to caulk the Decks. It is also said 
some Tobacco in Barrels were found on the Shore. 

Stolen from the Subscriber, living in Trenton, in Nezv- 
Jerscy, on the §th Day of August last, a Roan Horse, 
about 14 Hands and a Half high, short bodied, about 12 
Years old, trots and paces, most natural to his Trot, being 
much used to go in a CJiair, he has no Brand or zvhite 
Marks, except one small zvhite Spot on the hind Part of 
each hind Leg, a little above his Footlocks. Whoever se- 
cures said Horse and Thief, so as the Ozvucr may have 
the Horse again, and the Thief brougJit to Justice, shall 



5IO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

harc/e Three Pounds Reward, or Forty Shillings for the 
Horse only, and all reasonable Charges, paid by 

Robert Scarff. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2127, September 
28, 1769. 

New- York, September 25. 

Three white men, and a Negro, were drove ashore at 
Barnagate Beech, on the 8th inst. supposed to belong to 
some vessel lately cast away near that place. One of the 
men had on a cotton Velvet Jacket, Silver Buckles in his 
Shoes, a Wig in his pocket, and a Watch in his Fob, with 
a small piece of Linen in the Case marked I. B. or R. B. 

Friday last, arrived here the Brig Harmony, Capt. Rog- 
ers, from Antigua. - - - On the i8th inst. in lat. 36, 
34, long. 74, Capt. Rodgers spoke the Schooner Barbados, 
Captain Barrey, from this port for Barbados, out of the 
Capes two days, and was well. — The Pennsylvania Jour- 
nal, No. 1399, September 28, 1769. 

Forty Shillings Reward. 

RuN-away the 24th of last August, a Servant Girl, 
named Margaret Joyce, about 19 Years of Age, about 
five Feet six Inches high, fresh Complexion, black Hair, 
down Look, and black Eyes, and thick Lips : Had on 
when she went away, a brown quilted Petticoat, black Hat, 
Leather Shoes, a short India Callicoe Gown, a good Shift, 
and Cotton Stockings, and no other Cloaths with her. 
Wlioever takes up and secures said Servant, so that her 
Master may have her again shall receive the above Re- 
ward, paid by Joseph Haight, in Burlington, New- Jer- 
sey, or Charles Bassonet in Bristol, Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania. — TJie Pennsylvania CJironicle, No. 143, 
October 2-9, 1769. 



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To-MORROW, 

At twelve o'clock, at the Merchant's coffee-house, will be 
sold, by publick auction, 
A very convenient dwelling house, bakehouse, and store, 
&c. and a lot of land, situate at Rariton landing, belonging 
to the estate of Peter Low, deceased, as advertis'd for 
some time past. 

RuN-away on the 24th ult. from the subscriber, a ser- 
vant man named John Walker, an Englishman, lately ar- 
rived in the Dutchess of Gordon : He is about 23 years of 
age; 5 feet 5 inches high, slender made, fair complexion, 
much pitted with the small-pox, is a great talker, and is by 
Trade a Bricklayer. He had on when he went away, or 
took with him, one white and one check'd shirt, buckskin 
breeches, blue ribb'd stockings, new shoes, a blue broad 
cloth coat and waistcoat, about half worn, and a felt hat 
which he generally wore flopped. He went off in company 
with one William Pitcher, who had formerly been a sol- 
dier : Had on a blue coat lined with red, and brass but- 
tons, also a blue watch coat and a sailor's jacket with lace 
over the seams; he is a well set man, about 38 years of 
age, and has a wife in Shrewsbuiy. Whoever shall take 
up said runaway, so that I may get him again, shall have 
40s. reward and all reasonable charges paid by 

John Bessonet. 

All masters oi vessels and others are warned not to har- 
bour, conceal or carry off said servant, as they will answer 
it in the law. 

RuN-AwAY, on Sunday night, the 17th inst. from the 
subscriber, living in Newark, New-Jersey, a Negro man, 
named Ben; he is considerably upon the tawney colour, 
(it is likely he may change his name, as he is a crafty Fel- 



512 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

low,) he is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches 
high, well made, has a hair-mole on his cheek, and lost 
two of his foreteeth, walks very quick, something stoop- 
ing forward : Had on, and took with him, one blue broad- 
cloth short coat with white buttons, a nankeen jacket laced 
behind, two check and two tow shirts, two pajr of tow 
trowsers, one pair of wollen, and one pair of worsted 
stockings, two pair of pumps, and a short gun, brass 
mounted, and a piece of brass along the upper part of the 
barrel, almost as far as the sight. Whoever shall secure 
the said negro, so that his master may have him again, 
shall receive Five Dollars reward, and all reasonable 
charges paid, by 

Nathaniel Richards. 

— Tlie New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
936, October 2, 1769. 

Three Pounds Reward. 
RuN-AwAY from the Subscriber, living in Burlington 
County, Northampton Township, West New-Jersey, a 
Negro Man who calls himself James More; had on when 
he went away, a grey Homespun Vest, check Trowsers, 
and old cock'd Hat, about 40 years of age, 6 Foot, walks 
straight, and swings his Hands partly behind him, pre- 
tends to be a Free Man and Fortune-Teller; and its not 
unlike he will get some ill-minded Person to write him a 
Pass. Whoever takes up said Negro, and confines him, 
so that his Master may have him again, shall have Three 
Pounds Reward, and all reasonable Charges paid by 

John Hilliard. 

[view of stage drawn by four horses.] 
To the Public. 
A New Stage is now erected to go from Nezv-York to 



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Philadelphia, by Way of Poivles-Hook, from thence 
through Newark and Elisabeih-Town to Bound-Brook, 
and the North Branch of Rariton, to Coryell's Ferry, the 
only Ferry between Nezvark and Philadelphia, noted for 
its Shortness and Conveniency over the River Delazvare. 
This Road is known by the Name of the Old York Road, 
through the finest, most pleasant and best inhabited Part 
of Nezv-Jersey. It is proposed to set off from Pozvles- 
Hook every Tuesday Morning by Sun-rise; for which 
Reason Passengers should cross the Ferry at Pozvles- 
Hook the Evening before., and on Tuesday Evening to 
meet the Philadelphia Waggon at the South Branch of 
Rariton, where there is good Accommodations for Trav- 
ellers. The Waggon from Philadelphia, sets out also on 
every Tuesday Morning, from Josiah F. Davenport's, at 
the Sign of the Bunch of Grapes, in Third Street, and 
proceeds over Coryell's Ferry to the South Branch of Rar- 
iton, where they meet the Newark Waggon, and exchang- 
ing their Fare there, each Waggon returns to the Place 
they set out from by Wednesday Evening. In this Stage 
there are but three Ferries in the Whole to be passed, and 
the Roads in general good. The Price for each Pas- 
senger from Pozvles-Hook to Philadelphia, will be 
Twenty Shillings Proc. or Ten Shillings to each 
Waggon, Ferriage to the Passengers free. Any Goods 
will be carried in Proportion to their Weight and Bulk; 
and as there will be but two Drivers, there will be less 
Danger of Mistake, and all possible Care shall be taken 
that Justice be done the Public, that shall please to employ 

Their very humble Servants 

Joseph Crane, 
September 25, 1/6^. Josiah F. Davenport. 

— The Nezv York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1396, October 2, 1769. 
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514 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

To the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Province of 

New-Jersey 
Gentlemen, 

I Congratulate you on the Prospect we have of the 
Legislature of this Province, meeting on the loth of this 
Month; as I am in Hopes you will lay before that Body, 
all those Grievances which you apprehend this Province 
has groaned under som« Years past, thro' the Oppression 
of some Lawyers; who, though rioting in Luxury, have 
acquired Estates, from the Toil and Labour of the Neces- 
sitous, whose Cries, I trust, have reach'd the Ruler of 
Heaven and Earth. 

Now is the Time, Gentlemen to petition; now, before 
the whole Province is sunk in the insatiable Gulph of their 
Oppression and Avarice. Now, while some little Prop- 
erty remains as yet out of their Reach, and when there is 
some Reason to think, that many Members of the Legis- 
lature are convinced of the Necessity, to restrain them in 
their Bills of Cost. Now, before all the Counties run into 
Madness and Confusion, on Account of the Li justice and 
Oppression thus exerted over them. A populous Country 
hath been driven to Despair, and in that Despair, have 
attempted to interrupt the Courts of Justice, and stop the 
Process of the Law : I tremble at the Consequence that 
may attend such Proceedings. 

It has been said, that in the Opinion of some of you. 
Gentlemen, it will be in vain to- petition for these Purposes, 
or for extending the Jurisdiction of the Magistrate; be- 
cause, such a Bill wou'd stick with the Council. But, all 
agree, that from the known good Disposition of his Excel- 
lency the Governor; he would do all in his Power for the 
Benefit of his Government. 

Let me beseech you. Gentlemen, not to be discouraged, 
altho' several of the honourable Council are Lawyers by 
Profession, who, no doubt, have great Weight there; they 



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are Gentlemen of known Honour and Integrity, and emi- 
nent in their Profession, scorning low Arts of common 
Practitioners. They are more, They are sworn Councel- 
lors : And without doubt, will cheerfully stretch out their 
arms to receive your just and humble Petition; and lend 
a willing Hand to form salutary Laws for the general 
Advantage of the Province. For my own Part, I cannot 
entertain a Thought, that they will suffer any selfish Con- 
sideration to take Place in their own Favour, as Gentlemen 
of the Law. 

Have they not Families and Children, who cannot all 
be Lawyers ? Surely they will look forward to the Inter- 
est of their own, as well as our Descendants. 

x\t all. Events, let us not fore judge their Dispositions, 
let us try the Result of their Deliberations on our Petition. 

Let, I say, a Native and Lover of the Jersies, beseech 
you, to be speedy and explicit in your Petitions; point out 
your Grievances with a Freedom and Pungency that be- 
comes the Descendants of Britain. Be not awed or cajoled 
by any Set of Men whatever. Shew our Legislature the 
deep Distress of the Province, and beg for some Relief 
against the Extortions in their Bills of Cost, against which, 
the oppressed have not at this Time any Redress. Many 
Instances might be given, wherein the Descendants Prop- 
erty, and considerable too, has been sold; and not strange 
to hear ! the Plaintif is answered by his Lawyer, that the 
whole Proceeds, fall short of the Costs and Expences. 

It is judged, that for several Years past, a Sum not less 
than £26,000, has been extorted yearly, in this Province, 
under Colour of Proceedings on Actions in Debt alone; 
So that, if a stop is not put to such Practices, by some sal- 
utary Law, the whole Province must fall a Sacrifice to 
the Avarice and Rapine of a few. 

Therefore, for God's Sake Gentlemen, for your own 



5l6 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

Sakes, for the Sake of your Posterity, and the Good of 
this Province, petition ! petition ! your united Voices will 
be heard; for as a great Man and Poet, observes on a sim- 
ilar Occasion, 

"The Voice of the People is, and it is not, the 

Voice of God." 

I am Gentlemen, with great Esteem, 

Your most humble vServant, at command, 

A Plantation Man 
Nczu-Jersey, October i, 1769. 

— The New York Journal or General Advertiser , No. 
1396, October 5, 1769. 

The Brig mentioned to be seen off our Cape dismasted, 

after the storm of the 8th ult. proves to be the brig — 

Capt. Kent, from Lisbon for this port, who' has since got 
into Norfolk, Virginia. 

Run away, from the subscriber, living in Waterford 
township, Gloucester county, west new Jersey; an Irish 
servant man, named William Wilson, about 26 years 
of age : Had on when he went away, an old blue broad 
cloth coat, lightish coloured bear skin jacket, both jacket 
and coat pretty much patched, and ticking trowsers, with 
patches on the knees, and a pair of fustian breeches, with 
holes on the knees, a striped Holland shirt, a very good 
hat, neats leather shoes, and plain brass buckles : Has 
sandy hair, and fair complexion, about 5 feet 6 inches high, 
wears his hair tied behind, has a pretty round face, his 
under lip uncommonly large. Whoever takes up the said 
servant, or secures him in any goal, so that his said master 
may get him again, shall have five pounds reward, and 
reasonable charges, paid by me 

Benjamin Inskeep. 

N. B. He may very likely change his name, but his 



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real name is M'Collin. All masters of vessels are forbid 
to carry him off at their peril. — The Pennsylvania Journal, 
No. 1400, October 5, 1769. 

To be sold, by private sale, by the Subscriber, living 
near the head of Alloway's Creek, in the county of Salem, 
and western division of the province of Nezv-Jersey, 

A Tract of land, adjoining that zvhereon the Subscriber 
now lives, containing about j/o acres, on zvliich is an im- 
provement of thirty acres or more of cleared land, fenced 
into several fields, and a house of hezved logs, with one 
chimney in it; also a small orcJiard of good fruit; On 
another part of the said land is a field cleared and fenced, 
zvith a small orchard on the same. Tliere are abont 50 
acres of szvamp on said land, suitable for meadozv. The 
land is zvcll timbered witli oak and hickory, snitable for 
splitting staves, rails, cordzvood, &c. and is convenient to 
several landings on said Allozvay's creek, where shallops 
can come and load, being about three miles distant to cart 
from said land; there is also an advantagcons outlet for 
cattle and hogs, as there is a large quantity of unsettled 
land adjoining, being good feed for cattle in summer. 
Any person inclining to purchase the zvholc, or part there- 
of, may apply to the subscriber, viczv the premises, and be 
informed of the title and terms of sale by 

Hugh Blackwood. 
— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2128, October 5, 
1769. 

CusTOM-HousE, Inward. 
Schooner Sally, B. Knight, Salem. 

Outzvards. 
Schooner Sally, B. Knight, Salem. — The Pennsylvania 
Chronicle, No. 144, October 9-16, 1769. 



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New-York, October 9. On Saturday last his Majesty's 
Commissioners appointed under the Great Seal of Great- 
Britain, for settling the Boundary Line between this Col- 
ony and Nezv-Jersey, pronounced their Decree. The Com- 
mission was opened on the i8th Day of July last, by the 
following Gentlemen, to wit. 

Charles Stewart, Esq; President. 
Andrew Oliver, Esq; Charles Morris, Esq; 

Samuel Holland, Esq; Peyton Randolph, Esq; &c. 

Andrew Elliot, Esq; Jared Ingersoll, Esq. 

Some Time before the Decree was given, Mr. Randolph 
was called away by necessary Avocations of a public 
Nature. The Decree was pronounced by four of the re- 
maining Commissioners, to wit, Mr. President, Mr. Elliot, 
Mr. Oliver, and Mr. Ingersoll, who determined "The 
Boundary Partition Line between the two Colonies to be, 
a direct and straight Line from the Fork at the Mouth of 
Mahacamack River, formed by its Junction with the River 
called Delaware, (as they term it) or the Fish-Kill, in 
the Latitude of 41*^, 21', and 37", to the Latitude of 41° 
on Hudson's River, foimd by their Surveyors to be at a 
marked Rock on the West Side of Hudson's River, 79 
Chains and 27 Links to the Southward, on a Meridian 
from Sneydon's House, formerly Corbet's." 

Tho' by this Decree the Court House and Church in 
Orange Town, is left a few Rods to the Northward of the 
Line decreed; yet upwards of 150 Families, settled in that 
antient County Town, will, if the Decree be confirmed, 
be dismembered from this Colony, and exposed to utter 
Ruin. 

Influenced by this Consideration, and a Regard to the 
Royal Commission, which authorized the Commissioners 
to settle the Boundary Line, upon Principles of Justice 
and Equity, Samuel Holland, and Charles Morris, Esqrs, 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 519 

dissented from the Decree of the Court; and by their Dis- 
sent, which was entered in the Records of the Court, im- 
mediately following the Decree, they, in Substance, declare 
it, among other Things, as their Opinion, That a Line 
from the Station on Hudson's River, which in the Year 
1686, was solemnly fixed by the several Governments, as 
the Partition Point on Hudson's River, to the Mouth of 
Mahacofuack, would be now conformable tO' the antient 
Grants, Jurisdiction and Possessions of both Colonies; 
and therefore more agreeable to his Majesty's benign In- 
tentions, in directing the Boundary Line to be settled upon 
Principles of Justice and Ecjuity. 

As by the above mentioned Decree, his Majesty's Inter- 
est, to the Amount of many Hundred Thousand Acres ol 
Land, and a vast Number of antient Possessions held by 
Patents under this Colony, are totally ceded to Nezv- Jer- 
sey, and the ancient Jurisdiction of this Colony greatly 
encroached on, the Agents on the Part of N ew-Y ork , con- 
ceiving it to be their Duty to appeal from the Decree, im- 
mediately after the same was pronounced, tendered to the 
Court their Appeal to his Majesty in Privy Council ; and 
prayed that it might be entered, and the Proceedings 
forthwith transmitted : But, tho" the Court permitted it 
to be entered, they refused to receive it as an Appeal, con- 
ceiving that by the Term of the Royal Commission, they 
were not at Liberty to receive an Appeal, till after the 
Expiration of two Months, from the Time of pronouncing 
the Decree: And for this Purpose they adjourned, to 
meet at Hartford, in Connecticut, on the 8th Day of De- 
cember next. 

Trenton, October ist, 1769. 
The members of the New-Jersey medical society, are 
desired to attend their next stated general meeting, on the 
first Tuesday of November next, at Mr. Duff's, in New- 



520 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Brunswick; and as matters of some consequence are to 
be considered, for the promoting of the said society, it is 
to be hoped that every member will be as particular in at- 
tending as possible. 

Such persons in the province as have a desire of becom- 
ing members, are hereby invited to attend at the time and 
place above mentioned for that purpose. 

Isaac Smith, Secretary. 

Broke loose on Saturday night the 30th September, 
from the snow Two-Sisters, John Cockburn, Master, then 
lying at Sandy-Hook, a clincher built Yawl, about 16 feet 
keel. Whoever has taken up said 3^awl, and will bring 
her to the subscriber, on Hunter's-Quay, shall receive 
Two Dollars reward, and all reasonable charges. 

Alexander M'Donald 

The Publick is hereby notified, that the Subscriber who 
has for some Years past, taught the learned Languages at 
Hackinsack, to general Satisfaction, has declined teaching 
there any longer ; but intends opening a Grammar School 
in New- York about the first of November next, and there- 
fore hopes that his former Care and Diligence will be a 
SufiEicient Recommendation to engage the Attention of his 
former Employers and other Gentlemen, to encourage so 
necessary and useful a Business. The Terms of Admis- 
sion for Scholars, and for Tuition, as usual in this City, 
by the Publick's most humble Servant, 

Stephen Voorhees. 
— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
937, October 9, 1769. 

Nezv-York, October 9. On Wednesday the 27th of 
September, the Anniversary Commencement of the Col- 



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NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 52 1 



lege of New-Jersey, was held at Princeton, when the fol- 
lowing young Gentlemen were admitted to the Degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, v\z} 

John Beatty, James Linn, 

William Blair^ John A. M'Dougal, 

Joel Brevard, Thomas Melvil, 

Matthias Burnet, Samuel Niles, 

William Channing, Jesse Reed, 

John Davenport, Samuel Smith, 

John R. Davies, Elihu Thayer, 

Peter Dennitt, William Wilcox, 

John Henry, David Zubly. 



1 The following- sketches are condensed from Alexander's "Princeton 
in the Eighteenth Century:" 

John Beatty, a son of the Rev. Charles Beatty, the noted missionary, 
after studying medicine with Dr. Benjamin Rush, entered the American 
army as a pri\ate soldier, reaching, by degrees, the rank of Lieutenant- 
Colonel. In 1776 he was captured at Fort Washington, and suffered a 
long and 1 igorous imprisonment. In 1779 he succeeded Elias Boudinot 
as Commissary-General of prisoners. After the war he settled at 
Princeton, where he practiced medicine. He was at one time a member 
of the Legislature of New Jersey, and the Speaker of the Assembly. 
From 1795 to 1S05 he was Secretary of State of New Jersey. In 1783 
and 17S4 he was a member of the Continental Congi-ess. From May, 
1815, until his death, April 30, 1826, he was President of the Trenton 
Banking Company. Pie was also an elder in the Trenton Presbyterian 
church. 

William Lawrence Blair was a son of the Rev. John Blair, who was 
at one time the Vice-President of the College of New Jersey, and acting 
President. He studied law after his graduation, and removed to Ken- 
tucky, where he is supposed to have died. 

Mathias Burnet, a native of Bottle Hill (now Madison), N. J., studied 
theology- with Dr. Witherspoon, and was ordained and installed pastor 
of the Presbyterian church at Jamaica, Long Island, by the Presbytei*y 
of New York, April, 1775. Here he exercised his ministry during the 
whole of the Revolutionary war. He left Jamaica in 1785. and was 
settled over a Congregational church in Norwalk, Connecticut, in which 
year he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Yale. He con- 
tinued in Norwalk until his death, which occurred June 30, 1806. 

William Channing became a distinguished lawyer at Newport, R. I., 
and was at one time United States District Attorney for that State. 
He was the father of William Ellery Channing the elder. He died in 
1793. 

John Davenport was a son of the Rev. James Davenport, of Southold, 
Long Islend. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Suffolk, June 4, 
1775, and served the Congregation in Southold, Long Island, for two 
years. On the 12th of August, 1795, he was settled at Deerrteld, New 
Jersey, but resigned in 1805 on account of failing health. He died July 
13, 1821. 

John Rodgers Davies. a son of President Samuel Davies, of Princeton, 
studied law and practiced in Sussex county, Virginia. He died in 1836. 

Peter Dewitt studied theology under the Rev. Dr. John H. Livingston, 
and was licensed as a preacher bv the General Meeting" of Ministers and 
Elders of the Reformed Dutch Church, in 1?78. From 1787 to 1798 he 
was pastor of the Reformed Dutch churches of Rhinebeck. Rhinebeck 
Flats and Upper Red Hook, New Yoi'k, and from 1799 to 1809 he was 
pastor of the churches of Ponds and Wyckofl', Bergen county. New Jer- 
sey. He died in 1S09. 

John Henrv represented Maryland in the Continental Congress from 
177S to 1781,' and again from 1784 to 1787. In 1789 he was elected to 
the first Senate of the United States under the Constitution. In 1797 



522 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

Mr. Caleb Cooper, a Bachelor of King's College, New- 
York, was admitted Ad Eundem. The Degree of Master 
of Arts, was conferred upon Twenty-one Gentlemen, 
Alumni of this College; and also John Hancock, Esq; 
and Mr. Thomas Brattle, who having been graduated 
Masters in Harvard and in Yale Colleges, were compli- 
mented by Admission Ad Eundem. A Degree, Honoris 
Causa, was also conferred upon William Hyslop, Esq; 
The College was pleased to compliment John Dickinson, 
Esq; and Joseph Galloway, Esq; of Philadelphia, with a 
DoctorsJiip of Laws. 

he resigned his seat in the Senate to accept the office of Governor of 
Maryland. He died December 28. 1820. 

Thomas Melville was the son of Allan Melville, a merchant of Boston, 
and was himself a merchant there. He took an active part in the Rev- 
olutionarv war, and was Naval Officer of the Port of Boston, 1789-1829. 
He died in 1832. 

Samuel Niles, a brother of Nathaniel Niles, of the class of 1766, was 
born at Braintree, Mass., December 14, 1743. He studied theology- with 
Dr. Bellt;my, and was licensed to preach, November 7, 1770. He was 
pastor of a church at Abington, Mass., 1771-1811. He died January 16, 
1814. 

Samuel Stanhope Smith, a son of the Rev. Robert Smith, a distin- 
guished clergyman of the Presbyterian church, was born in Lancaster 
county, Pa.. March 16, 1750. After gTaduating from Princeton College, 
in 1769, he returned to his father's house, assisting him in a school, and 
giving special attention to belles-lettres and moral and intellectual 
philosophy. In 1770 he was appointed tutor at Princeton, where he re- 
mained three years. In 1773 he was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Castle, Del., and went as a missionary to Virginia, where' he soon be- 
came a universal favorite. In order to keep him in Virginia, funds 
were collected, and Hampden Sidney College was founded, of which he 
became President, In 1779 he was invited to the chair of moral phil- 
osophy at Princeton, which he accepted. On arriving at Princeton, he 
found the affairs of the College in a deplorable condition, occasioned 
by the war, and the occupation of Dr. Witherspoon in the higher affairs 
of the nation. Mainly by the energy, wisdom and self-devotion of Dr. 
Smith, the College was speedily reorganized, and its usual exercises re- 
sumed. In 1794 Dr. Witherspoon died, and Dr. Smith succeeded him in 
the Presidential chair. His reputation as a pulpit orator at this time 
was very great. Visitors from Philadelphia and New York were ac- 
customed to go to Princeton to hear his baccalaureate discourses, which 
were always of the highest order. In 1802. when the institution was at 
the full-tide of its prosperity, the College edifice was destroyed by Are. 
with the libraries, furniture, etc. Dr. Smith assumed the labor of col- 
lecting money to rebuild; and he was successful in raising, during the 
year, .about $100,000 from the Southern States, and much more from 
other parts of the Union. In 1812. through repeated strokes of palsy, 
he became too much enfeebled to discharge the duties of his office, and 
at th ; Ccmmencement he sent in to the Trustees his resignation. He 
died August 21, 1819, in the seventieth year of his age. He was a vol- 
uminous and able writer. 

Elihu Thayer was born in Massachusetts. After leaving college, he 
engaged for some time in teaching. Subsequently he was licensed as a 
preacher, and sujiplied a church in Newburyport, Mass. On the 18th 
of December, 1776, he was ordained as pastor over the Congregational 
chui'ch in Kingston. New Hampshire. In 1801 he was elected President 
of the New Hampshire Missionary Society. He died April 3. 1812. 

David Zubiey was a lawyer in Georgia and was a Representative in 
the Provincial Congress of that Sta.te. He probably left the Colonies 
early in the Revolution. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 523 

The Entertainment of the Day, was very agreeably 
opened and closed with vocal Music, performed in three 
Parts, by the Students. 

After an Anthem in the Morning, Mr. Smith pro- 
nounced a salutatory Latin Oration. This was followed by 
a Latin Dissertation, delivered by Mr. Burnet, upon this 
Thesis. Multa Vitia sibi inutno repugnant, ncc simnl con- 
sistere possunt, ut Avaritia & Profusio, &c. Nulla vcro 
Virtus injur lain patitur ah altera, sed pot ins oninis Virtus, 
ab omni virtute, corrohoratur, illustiratnr, &c. angetur; 
ut Justitia a Miserecordia, Magnaniviitas a Manfuctu- 
dine. To this succeeded an English Dispute upon the fol- 
lowing Thesis. Material Substanee really exists ivithout 
the Mind. Mr. MacDougal, who first spoke, denied the 
Proposition; which was vindicated by Mr. Zubly; and 
his Vindication was considered and opposed by Mr. Da- 
vies. The next in Order was a Latin Syllogistic Debate, 
in which Mr. Blair maintained, — Magnitudineui, Distan- 
tiani & Figurani esse proprie, non Objeeta Visus, sed tan- 
tum Tactus. Messrs. Brevard and Dewitt, were his oppo- 
nents. An English Oration on CEconomy, pronounced 
with applauded Elocution by Mr. Wilcox, was the next 
Entertainment. After which, the Morning Exercises were 
concluded by an Anthem. 

In the Afternoon, the Exercise being introduced with 
Music, Mr. Channing pronounced an English Oration 
upon Oratory. After this, Mr. Niles endeavoured to 
shew. That Ridieule zaas not the Test of Truth. His Ar- 
guments were considered by Mr. Beatty, who attempted 
to evince the contrary. Mr. Davenport replied to his Ob- 
jections, and supported the Thesis. Next followed an 
English Dialogue, on the State of political Affairs, and 
pronounced between Messrs. Linn, M'Dougal, and Mel- 
vill. And then the Master's Oration, on the Advancement 



524 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

of Science in America, was delivered by Mr. Smith. After 
conferring the Degrees, Mr. Henry pronounced an Eng- 
Hsh valedictory Oration elegantly composed, and patheti- 
cally delivered; which, with Vocal Music, concluded the 
Exercises of the Commencement. The Performances of 
the young Gentlemen, gave universal Pleasure to a 
crowded Audience. 

We hear the Commissioners for settling the Division 
Line between New-York and Neiv- Jersey, broke up on 
Saturday last, after giving Judgment where the Line 
should run, but we [are] told it was so much to the 
Dissatisfaction of both Parties, that they intend to appeal 
Home to his Majesty and Council. — The Nezv York Ga- 
zette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1397, October 9, 1769. 

Nezv-York, October 12. On Tuesday last at Powlas 
Hook Races, four Horses started for £. 50 Purse, (the 
best two of three Heats of 3 Miles each.) which was won 
by Mr. Anthony Rutger's, (junr) Horse Luggs. Mr. 
Morris Hazard's Horse Partner, had the Misfortune in 
the last Heat to run over a Dog, which occasioned him to 
fall and throw his Rider, (who was much hurt) otherwise 
it was doubtful which of the two would have won. Partner 
having won the second Heat. — E.vtraordinary Siipplenient 
to The Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 
1397, October 12, 1769. 

On Wednesday, the 4th Instant, the Corporation, 
lately erected in the Provinces of New- York, New-Jersey 
and Pennsylvania, "/or the Relief of the JVidozvs and Chil- 
"dren of Clergymen in the Communion of the Church of 
"England in America" consisting of the Episcopal Clergy, 
and several of the principal Gentlemen of the Laity, of the 
Provinces aforesaid, convened at Burlington; where, 



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having prepared some Articles relative to their Institu- 
tion, and presented an Address of Thanks to his Excel- 
lency Governor Franklin, which he received and an- 
swered, in a very obliging Manner, they adjourned to this 
City [Philadelphia], in order to have a Majority of Mem- 
bers, to settle their Plan, &c. And on Tuesday last, at 1 1 
o'clock, the Corporation proceeded to Christ Church, 
where an excellent, catholic and truly pathetic Discourse, 
adapted to the Occasion, was delivered by the Rev. Dr. 
Smith, Provost of the College of Philadelphia, before a 
polite and attentive Auditory. - - - After the Service 
a generous Collection was made at the Church Door, for 
the Benefit of the Institution. 

The Corporation then waited, in a Body, upon his 
Honour the Governor of this Province, with an Address 
of Thanks for the Readiness and Chearfulness with which, 
upon their first Application, he had granted them a Char- 
ter : To which Address his Honour was pleased to re- 
turn a kind Answer, and to favour them with his Com- 
pany at Dinner : - - - After which, several fundamen- 
tal Laws and Constitutions, for the well-ordering and 
managing the Affairs of the Corporation, were framed 
and settled, 38 Members being present. 

*:^.* The Fall Fair at Princetown will be held on Wed- 
nesday and Thursday next, being the iSth and 19th In- 
stant. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2129, October 12, 
1769. 

Tuesday, September 26. The Grammar School, kept 
in Nassau-Hall, was publicly examined. Several of the 
Trustees of the College, and a number of other gentlemen 
were present. The exercises were introduced by Master 
David Witherspoon, with a salutatory latin oration. This 
was followed by an English Oration, delivered by Master 



526 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

James Beckman. The Members of the School, were then 
examined on those authors they had read the preceding 
year. After which Master John Witherspoon deHvered 
a latin valedictory Oration, and Master William Beckman 
concluded the whole with one in English. The Exercises 
were conducted with great decorum. The Gentlemen who 
were pleased to favour the School with their attendance, 
expressed their approbation of the rapid improvement, 
and accurate knowledge of the youth, in the highest terms. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1401, October 12, 1769. 

BURLINGTON (NEW-JERSEY) October 19. 

The following are all the Circumstances we have been 
able to collect, relative to the inhuman Murder committed 
last Friday Morning, at the Lake, about 25 miles from 
Gloucester, in the Jersies. About 4 o' Clock in the Morn- 
ing, the Man (a Person in good Circumstances) got out 
of Bed, and went up Stairs to a Negro Wench, and in- 
quired after some Leading Lines, telling her that he in- 
tended to have a Butcher that Day in the House; he then 
went down Stairs, and shot his Wife with some Buckshot, 
which not immediately killing her, the Wound being in 
the Shoulder, he beat her Brains out with the But End of 
the Musket. The Report of the Musket alarmed the 
Negro Wench, who directly sprang out of a Window, one 
Story high, rushed into the Room, where she saw her Mis- 
tress wallowing in her Blood; she forced the Musket out 
of her Master's Hands, and ran to the first Neighbour's 
House, seven Miles distant, whom she informed of this 
dreadful Affair. When they came to the House, they 
found the Woman lying as the Negro had left her, and 
tracing a Track of Blood into the Barn, they found the 

Man hanging. The unfortunate Wife had prepared a 

Quantity of Butter, two Bucks, &c. to bring to the next 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 52/ 

Market at Philadelphia, and had managed a Dairy of 40 

Cows. ^Jealousy, we hear, was the Occasion of this 

fatal Affair. The Man bore the Character of being- very 
desperate, and had twice before attempted to shoot his 
Wife. 

To BE SOLD, at private sale, five hundred acres of land, 
situate on Alloway's Creek, about ten miles from Salem, 
in West New Jersey. There are above 200 acres of up- 
land, a large quantity of woodland, at one end may be 
made near 100 acres of meadow, and at the other end about 
100 acres of salt marsh. For further particulars incjuire of 
Jost Miller, in Mannington Township. 

Whereas LILLEYAN, the Wife of John Walker, of 
Alloway's Creek, in the county of Salem, West Jersey, 
hath sundry times left me, her said husband, and threat- 
ens to run me in debt; these are therefore, to forewarn 
all persons from trusting her on my account, for I will pay 
no debts of her contracting after the date hereof, given 
under my hand, this i6th day of October, 1769. 

John Walker. 

Trenton, in the Western Division of Nezv- Jersey. 
There is now in my custody a Negro, who calls him- 
self Peter, upwards of forty years of age. about 5 feet 7 
inches high ; he was taken up in a seafaring dress, with a 
white hat, red lining, yellow loop and button, who says he 
is a slave to John Christian, of Bridgetown, Barbados, who 
was shipped, by said master, on board the brig Peggy, 
William Jenkins, Master, bound to Philadelphia, who with 
two other servants, ran away, when the said brig was 

bound to Barbados again. 

Peter Hankinson, Goaler. 

— Tlie Pennsylvania CJironicle, No. 145, October 16- 

23, 1769. 



528 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Extract of a Letter from Newbern in North-Carolina, 
September 24, 1769. 
■'Since mine to- yon per Capt. Snow, I have been a great 
snfferer by a violent hurricane, which began on Thursday 
the /th inst. about six o'clock in the evening. . . . The 
following vessels were drove from their anchors into the 
woods on high land, viz. . . . Sloop Polly, Jonathan 
Spinnage, Elizabeth-Town 

To the Public. 

The Grammar School, 

At New-Bridge, Hackinsack, 

Is Carried On 

By Francis Barber, 

Late Assistant To Mr. Voorhccs, 

Li the same approved Manner as formerly, under the 

Inspection of its first Managers. 
Care and Dilig'ence will be used in forming the Minds 
of Youth to Virtue and Morality, as well as instructing 
them in the Languages. Many respectable Families will 
take in Youths to board, on the most reasonable Terms, 
tO' encourage the said School. 

Book-keeping, Merchants Accounts, and MatJieniaticks, 
Are likewise carefully taught in the best and most ap- 
proved Methods, by Terence Reilly, (at stated Hours 
to those who are prosecuting their Latin and Greek Stud- 
ies, if required) as well as to others who shall choose to 
be instructed in those Branches only. 

The Subscriber does not in the least doubt but all who 
shall please to favour him with the Instruction of their 
Children, will be pleased with their Progress in Learning; 
for the strictest Attention, Care, and Diligence will be 
observed in all Respects, by their most obedient humble 

Servant, 

Francis Barber 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 529 

To be sold, a likely young Negro Wench, fit for Town 
or Country Business. Enquire of Reuben Runyon, at 
New-Brunswick. 

To be sold at public vendue, at the merchant's coffee- 
house, in the city of New-York, on Monday the 14th 
day of November next, at twelve of the clock in the 
forenoon. 

A Tract of Wood-land situate and being about six 
miles from the city of New-Bnmswick, in the county of 
Middlesex, and province of East New-Jersey, containing 
eight hundred and seven acres and a half. The conditions 
of the sale will be published at the time of the vendue. 
The land lies upon the Post Road that leads from New- 
York through New-Jersey to Pennsylvania. — The Nciv 
York Gazette and Weekly Post Boy, No. 938, October 16, 
1769. 

To his Excellency William Franklin, Esq; Gover- 
nor in Chief, the Honourable his Majesty's Council, 
and the Honourable House of Representatives of the 
Colony of New-Jersey, in General Assembly to sit 
at Burlington, the loth Octo. 1769. 

Your Petitioners are deeply affected with a sense of 
the deplorable state of this count}'- and province 
in general, arising, as we apprehend, partly from 
the excessive scarcity of money and decay of 
trade: But chiefly from the multiplicity of Law Suits, 
mostly for debt, which like an overflowing stream have 
deluged the land, and ruined hundreds of families, for- 
merly in easy circumstances, and swept away their livings 
and estates; and yet threatens destruction and desolation 
to many more in every part of the province. Government 
and Law, your petitioners know are absolutely necessary 

3t 



530 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

to our existence, as a society, yet we apprehend the wel- 
fare and prosperity of the common wealth and of individ- 
uals, depends upon the easy distribution of justice, agree- 
able to law; and this again depends much, if not alto- 
gether upon the capacities, honour, integrity, and love of 
justice in lawyers. But were all attorneys or practitioners 
of law, possessed of those amiable virtues, as some indeed 
are, that will not be concerned in matters Avithout cause, 
or bring actions, but with great caution and not with 
greediness, we should hardly hear of so many lamentable 
complaints of actions, brought both with, and without 
foundation, attended with extraordinary and amazing cost, 
often amounting to double, and sometimes more than 
treble the debt. Neither should we behold with concern 
in causes at issue, such procrastinations of trials for two, 
or three years and upwards, in which, perhaps the attor- 
nies on both sides have not disagreed. 

Your petitioners beg leave further to observe, that be- 
fore the late act of 7. Geo. III. It is notorious certioraries, 
were become extremely numerous, tending to the obstruc- 
tion of justice in small causes at issue before justices of 
the peace, by which means many have suffered and even 
lost their just demands : Since that restrant, lawyers have 
found out another expedient, and that is, to bring writs of 
replevin to restore goods and chattels to defendants, that 
were taken in execution on justices' warrants legally is- 
sued. 

Your petitioners doubt not, but those writs are writs of 
right, for goods unlawfully detained or arbitrarily dis- 
trained for rent or otherwise. But, with submission we 
conceive not for goods under execution or judgments for- 
mally and lawfully obtained, which in our apprehension 
looks more like perverting of justice, than to advance or 
maintain it; what can this therefore proceed from? we 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 53 1 

suppose, not from ignorance, but from merely mercenary 
motives, to raise bills of cost at any rate, no matter how. 

For remedy against those evils and to redress the heavy 
grievances complained of, your petitioners with great 
humility and respect would propose, that a reform should 
be made in the practitioner's fees, lessened if possible, or 
at least better ascertained; for by the act as it now stands, 
the gentlemen of the law have too great liberty to swell 
their bills, which if exorbitant cannot easily be detected; 
But if that cannot be done as that law is circumstanced, 
that upon presentation of bills of cost for taxation, they 
should make oath to this purpose, that the charges in such 
bill were for services actually done and also necessary to 
be done in the cause. 

That the much beneficial and salutary law for the trial 
of small causes, by justices of the peace for and under six 
pounds, may be enlarged to fifteen pounds. That the attor- 
nies be restrained from bringing writs not warranted by 
law, or grievous to the subject, That if possible an emis- 
sion of paper currency may be made to be let out upon 
loan, on land security, That the county of Middlesex may 
be eased of its heavy load of taxes, That a revision may 
be made of former laws, some of which are inutile, others 
not clear and intelligible to answer their design. 

The several matters above mentioned your petitioners 
humbly conceive justly merit the legislative attention, and 
calls for speedy redress, which that it may be granted, we, 
as in duty bound, shall ever pray, &c. 

To John Wetherill and Rune Runyon, Esqrs, Representa- 
tives in General Assembly, for the County of Middlesex. 
We your constituents, the freeholders of Middlesex 
county, think it our indispensable duty at this time, and 
claim it as our indubitable right to instruct you as ovu" 



532 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

representatives in the General Assembly, to sit at Burling- 
ton the loth of Octo. 1769. 

1. That you exert yourselves by all means in your 
power to cultivate and strengthen that harmony and union 
at present happily subsisting with the neighbouring col- 
onies, in supporting and maintaining our invaluable con- 
stitutional rights and privileges transmitted to us, against 
all invasions. 

2. That you use utmost endeavours to have all griev- 
ances redressed, both in the county and province in gen- 
eral. 

3. That you endeavour after better security, as well as 
oeconomy, and an equal distribution of the public money. 

4. That you exert all your power and influence, as 
much as possible, to lessen the number of law suits, espe- 
cially in actions for debt, lowering the excessive charge 
upon such actions, and limiting and fixing the same to a 
certain sum, which it should not exceed. But if this can- 
not be done, then to endeavour for a law to swear every 
Attorney to the truth of, and the necessity of the charges 
in his bill. 

5. That you use your utmost endeavours to get the 
beneficial and salutary law for the trial of small causes, 
by justices of the peace, enlarged, from six to fifteen pound 
at least. 

6. That you use your interest and influence to obtain 
a law to suppress all illegal and groundless writs of re- 
plevin, or otherwise, to vex and obstruct the course of pro- 
ceedings established by law, on trials by single Magis- 
trates. 

7. That you endeavour after getting all former laws 
revised, that those which are useless or hurtful may be 
laid aside, and that other necessary laws may be made 



l7-6g] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 533 

clear, distinct, and intelligible to the meanest capacity, in 
which consists their beauty and excellence. 

8. That you use your power and interest to get an 
emission of paper currency, to be let out on land security. 

9. That you exert your utmost abilities and influence, 
to obtain a mitigation of the unreasonable burdens upon 
this county, on account of the repeated heavy taxes, and 
perpetual annual expence it labours under, which at pres- 
ent lies very unequal. 

The Attendance of several of the Proprietors of East 
New -Jersey, on the Settlement of the Line of Partition 
between the Provinces of New-York, and New-Jersey, 
having rendered their Meeting in Council at the stated 
Time in September impracticable, and the General Interest 
of the Proprietors requiring a Meeting as soon as con- 
veniently may be; by the Approbation and at the Request 
of a Majority of the Members, I do appoint Tuesday the 
Fourteenth Day of November next, for the Meeting of the 
said Proprietors in Council, at Perth-Amboy, of which all 
Persons concerned are desired to take Notice. 

James Parker, President. 

Perth-Amboy, Octo. i6fJi, 1769. 

By the Honourable 
JOHN PENN, Esq; 
Lieutenant Governor, etc. of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania etc. 

A PROCLAMATION 

Whereas by an Act of General Assembly of this Prov- 
ince, passed in the third Year of his present Majesty's 
Reisrn, entituled "An Act for the Preservation of Fish in 



'fcj 



the Rivers Delaivare, Sasqnehanna, and the Lehigh, com- 



534 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

monly called The Western Branch of Delaware," it was, 
among other things enacted, that if any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever, after the Publication thereof, should 
erect, build, or set up, repair or maintain, or should be 
aiding, assisting, or abetting in erecting, building, setting 
up, repairing or maintaining any Wear, Rack, Baskets, 
Fishing Dam, Pound, or other Device whatsoever, . . . 
by which the Fish might be obstructed from going up the 
said Rivers, or that should take, destroy, or spoil any 
Spawn, Fry or Brood of Fish, or any Kind of Fish what- 
soever, . . . every such Person or Persons, so offend- 
ing . . . should forfeit and pay the Sum of Tzventy 
Pounds, . . . with this Proviso, that so much of the 
said Act, as relates to the Wears, Racks, Baskets, Fishing 
Dams, Pounds, and other Devices aforesaid, already erect- 
ed or thereafter to be erected, in the River Delazvare, 
should be and should be deemed, held, construed, and 
taken to be of no Force, Validity or Virtue, until a Bill 
for remedying the same Mischiefs and Inconveniences, 
thereby intended to be remedied in the said River, should 
be passed and enacted into a Law by the Legislature of 
the Province of New-Jersey, and be in full Force and Vir- 
tue 

And Whereas, since the passing of the said Act the 
Legislatures of the Provinces of Maryland and New-Jer- 
sey, have respectively enacted Laws for the Preservation 
of the Fish in the Rivers Sasquehamia and Delazvare, and 
for remedying the same Mischiefs and Inconveniences in 
those Rivers, which were intended to be remedied by the 
aforementioned Law of this Province. 

And Whereas ... I Have therefore thought fit, 
by and with the Advice of the Council, to issue this my 
Proclamation, hereby strictly charging and commanding 
all Persons whatsoever, to vield the most exact Obedience 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 535 

to the said Laws, under the Penakies therein imposed : 

Given under my Hand, .... 

John Penn 
By his Honour's Command 

Joseph Shippen, jnn, Secretary 
God save the King. 

Racoon Skins. 

A few packs, (loo or 50 in a pack) to be sold cheap, 
for cash, by Thomas Tredwell, in BurHng SHp, in New- 
York, and by Matthias Halsted, in Elizabeth-Town. 
— The New York Jonrnal or General Advertiser, No. 
1398, October 19, 1769. 

By virtue of a writ to me directed, will be exposed to 
public sale, on Wednesday, the 29th of November next, 
between the hours of 12 and 5 o'clock, on the premises, 
one undivided third part of a plantation, situate in the 
township of Greenwich, and county of Gloucester, lying 
on the main road from Gloucester to Salem; said place 
is well situated for a store or tavern, it being within a 
quarter of a mile of a navigable creek, which is known by 
the name of Raccoon Creek; late the property of John 
Stelle, seized in execution by 

Joseph Hugg, Sheriff. 

September 29, 1769. 

— The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2130, October 19, 
1769. 

Run-away from the tmderscriber hereof, a certain 
William Foy, an Irish servant man, born in Dublin, a 
weaver by trade, about 18 or ip years of age, 5 feet, 6 or 
7 inches high, wears black hair, a dozvn look, a ligJit col- 
oured jacket, a nciv brozvn shirt without buttons on the 



5-36 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

collar, a pair of half zvorn shoes with square steel buckles, 
dark coloured stockings, a pair of long ragged trozvsers, an 
old felt hat zvith white loops and bound zvith ferreting; the 
forefinger of his left hand crooked, being formerly cut. 
Whoever takes up said servant, and brings him to the sub- 
scriber hereof, shall have three dollars rezvard, and rea- 
sonable charges, paid by Cornelius Carheart, in Beth- 
lehem, Hunterdon county, West Jersey. 

N. B. All persons are forbid to harbour said servant. 

Trenton, October 4, 1769. 
The Members of the Medical Society of New-Jer- 
sey, are desired to take notice that their next general meet- 
ing is held at New Brunswick the first Tuesday in No- 
vember next. Isaac Smith, Sec. 
— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1402, October 19, 
1769. 

All the Creditors of Daniel Tuttle, insolvent Debtor, 
are desired to meet at the house of Thomas Kenney, in 
Morris-Town, on the 23d Day of December next, at 2 
o'clock in the Afternoon, in order to fix and ascertain 
their Demands on the said Estate. And on the 23d Day 
of January following, to call on the Assignees for their 
Dividends thereof. 



Jonathan Stites ) . . 
Frederick King \ Assignees. 



TAKEN-away, supposed through Mistake, from Mr. 
Verdine Elsworth's, at Powlas-Hook, a neat Saddle, with 
plated Stirups, and a double Curb Bridle, with plated Bits. 
The Person that took them away, left a very bad saddle in 
the Room thereof. Whoever gives Information to the 
said Elsworth of the above mentioned Saddle and Bridle, 
shall be handsomely rewarded for their Trouble. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 537 

RuN-away from the Subscribers, living at Canoe-brook, 
Essex County, New-Jersey, two Negro Men Slaves; the 
one named Cato, but sometimes calls himself John. He 
is a likely slender Fellow, about 5 Feet 7 Inches high, 30 
Years of Age, with a Scar on the hind Part of his Head, 
about the Bigness of a Two vShilling Piece : He had on a 
Snuff coloured thickset Coat, a Beaver Hat about half 
worn, with Jacket and homespun Trowsers, but it is prob- 
able he may change his Dress. The other named Scipio, 
a short thick, well-set Fellow, about 5 Feet high, and 
about 25 Years of Age, has a Rupture plainly to be dis- 
covered : Had on a blue and white striped homespun 
double breasted under Jacket without Sleeves, and a black 
and white striped Jacket with Sleeves, over it; a blue 
Duffils Watch Coat, and a Pair of long white homespun 
Trowsers. Whoever takes up and secures the said Runa- 
ways, so that they may be had again, shall receive Four 
Dollars Reward for each, and all reasonable Charges, 
paid by 

Jonathan Squire, 
John Williams. 
— The Nezv York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
939, October 23, 1769. 

The Speech of his Excellency William Franklin, 
Esq; Captain General, and Commander in Chief, in 
and over the Province of Neiv-Jersey, and Terri- 
tories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and 
Vice-Admiral in the same, &c. to the General Assem- 
bly of the said Province, convened at Burlington. 

Gentlemen of tJie Council, and 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 
As no immediate Business of a public Nature, made it 
necessary to give an earlier Commencement to the present 



5 38 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Session, I postponed the Pleasure of meeting you in Gen- 
eral Assembly, till a Season that was likely to be most 
agreeable as well as most convenient to your private Af- 
fairs. 

At the last Session a Bill passed both the Council and 
Assembly, "for making current One Hundred Thousand 
Pounds in Bills of Credit," which was so fram'd, that I 
was under a Necessity of refusing it my Assent. Being 
however, of Opinion, that the emitting such a Sum of 
Paper Money upon Loan, might be of great public Utility, 
and unwilling that there should be any unnecessary Delay 
in a Matter of such Importance, I strongly represented the 
Expediency of passing an Act for the Purpose, and trans- 
mitted a Draught of the Bill to the Secretary of State for 
the American Department, in order to obtain the King's 
Pleasure thereupon. The Directions I have since received 
from His Majesty shall be communicated to^ you, by which 
you will find, that in Case the actual Necessity of emitting 
Bills of Credit upon Loan to the Amount of One Hundred 
Thousand Pounds can be made to appear, and provided 
effectual Care be taken, that such bills shall not be deemed 
a Legal Tender in Payment for Money, there is the great- 
est probability that an Act of this Nature, under proper 
Limitations, will meet with His Majesty's most gracious 
Approval. 

Having received Advice from the Honourable Sir 
William Johnson, Baronet, His Majesty's Superinten- 
dent for Lidian Affairs, that a Treaty was to be held with 
the Six Nations, by His Majesty's Order, for settling a 
Boundary Line between them and the British Northern 
Colonies; and it being the Opinion of the Council (for 
the Reasons set forth in their Minutes) that my Presence 
at the Treaty would be likely to answer very good Pur- 
poses to the Province: I accordingly attended the Confer- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 39 

ence at Fort Stanwix, accompanied by Mr. Chief Justice, 
who, at my Request, willingly undertook the Service. An 
Account of the Transactions there, so far as they particu- 
larly relate to Nczv-Jcrscy, will be laid before you, and I 
hope will prove satisfactory. The .Six Nations at that 
grand Meeting, besides having finally agreed on a general 
Boundary between them and the Northern Colonies, have 
publickly acknowledged the respected Instances of our 
Justice in bringing the Murders of Indians to condign 
Punishment, declared, that they have no Claim or Demand 
on this Province whatever, and in the most solemn Man- 
ner, conferred on the Government of Nczv-Jcrsey, the dis- 
tinguishing Name of SagorigJizviyogstha, or the great 
Arbiter or Doer of Justice. A Name, which at the same 
Time that it reflects high Honour on the Province, may 
prove of singular Advantage to the Inhabitants on our 
Frontiers, should a Misunderstanding arise between the 
Indians and any of the neighbouring Colonies. 

It gives me great Concern to mention to you the Rob- 
bery of the Treasury of the Eastern Division, and the more 
so, as it is not in my Power, though so long a Time has 
since elapsed, to inform you who were the Perpetrators of 
that atrocious Villainy, or what is become of the Money. 
Every Step, however, has been taken on the Part of Gov- 
ernment, which had any Chance of producing a Discov- 
ery, as I believe you will do the Justice to acknowledge, 
when you have perused the Papers relative to that Trans- 
action. If any Expedient can be suggested which may 
have a Tendency to secure the Province from the like Dis- 
aster in future, it will not fail of meeting with my most 
hearty Concurrence. 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives 
The Act for the Support of Government being expired, 
and the Money granted for the furnishing the King's 



540 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

Troops here with Necessaries, being expended, I must 
earnestly recommend it to you to grant a farther Supply 
for these Purposes. 

As there are strong Reasons for expecting that the late 
Duty Act.^ which has^ivcn such general Dissatisfaction to 
His Majesty's Subjects in the Colonies, will be repealed 
in the ensuing Session of Parliament, I cannot but flatter 
myself that the Representatives of the good People of this 
Province, will conduct themselves with such Wisdom and 
Prudence at this critical Time, as to avoid every Matter 
which may, in the smallest Degree, tend to widen or con- 
tinue the unhappy Differences subsisting between the two 
Countries, and that they will, by every Means in their 
Power, manifest a sincere Disposition to promote the Re- 
establishment of that mutual Confidence and Affection so 
essential to the Glory and Safety of the whole British 
Empire. 

Gentleineii of tJie Council, and 

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. 
The many Advantages derived to the Province from the 
Harmony which has for some Time past, prevailed among 
the several Branches of the Legislature, give me the great- 
est Reason to expect a Continuance of it during the pres- 
ent Session. You may always rest assured, that I shall 
chearfully co-operate with you in whatever may be for 
His Majesty's Service, or the public Welfare 

William Franklin 
Council-Chamber, 

October ii, 1769. 

To His Excellency William Franklin, Esq; Captain 
General, Governor and Commander in Chief, in and 
over the Province of New-Jersey, and Territories 

1 The tax on tea, etc. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 541 

thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice 
Admiral in the same, &c. 

The Humble Address of His Majesty's Council of 

the said Province. 

May it Please your Excellency, 

The Attention which your Excellency has shewn to the 
true Interest of this Province, in the several important 
Instances mentioned in your Speech at the Opening of 
this Session, claims our warmest Acknowledgments. 

Your Knowledge of the many Inconveniencies which 
the People under your Government are subjected to, by 
the Want of an Emission of Paper Currency, both as a 
Medium of Commerce, and to assist them to pay for and 
improve their Lands, having enabled you to become an 
Advocate for their obtaining such Relief as may be in 
some Measure adequate to their Necessities; we hope the 
Continuance of your kind and just Representations to our 
most gracious Sovereign, will speedily be crowned with 
such Success as we are convinced must be extremely agree- 
able to the Province. 

We are well pleased that your Attendance at the Treaty 
at Fort Stanwix has been so evidently productive of the 
desired Effects; and that the Indians are perfectly satis- 
fied of the Justice and Honour of this Government in all 
public Transactions with them; and that all those who 
have had any Connections with this Province, as well as 
many other Nations, are thoroughly convinced, that no 
Indians whatsoever can have any future Claim upon us; 
which must, evidently, contribute greatly to the Peace of 
the Province in general, and to the particular Security of 
our Frontier Inhabitants, in all future Times. 

The Ardour with which your Excellency hath pursued 
every Step which seemed likely to produce a Discovery of 
the Perpetrators of the villainous Robbery committed on 



542 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

the Eastern Treasury, hath given us great Pleasure; and 
we assure you, we shall most heartily continue to assist 
your Excellency with our utmost Endeavours, to affect 
this important Purpose; and join in every reasonable 
Proposal for the further Security of the public Money. 

Your Excellency's Recommendation of Harmony to 
the several Branches of the Legislature, and to avoid 
every Thing which might tend to widen the unhappy Dif- 
ferences subsisting betv/een Great Britain and her Col- 
onies, shall, on our Part, be carefully attended to, and we 
return you our hearty Thanks for your Assurances of 
chearfully co-operating in every Measure proposed for 
His Majesty's Service, or the public Welfare. 

Signed by Order of the House, 

Peter Kemble, Speaker. 

Council Chamber, 

October i8, 1769. 

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

Be pleased to accept my best Thanks for this Address. 
I receive with great Satisfaction your Approbation of my 
Conduct, and have the firmest Reliance upon the Assur- 
ances you give me. 

To His Excellency William Franklin, Esq; Captain 
General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and 
over the Colony of Neiv-Jersey, and Territories 
thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice 
Admiral in the same, &c. 

The humble Address of the Representatives of the said 
Colony, in General Assembly convened. 
May it please your Excellency. 
We His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Rep- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 543 

resentatives of the Colony of Nezv-Jersey, in General As- 
sembly met, beg Leave to return your Excellency our 
hearty Thanks for your favourable Speech. 

As no material Inconvenience to the Colony seems to 
have attended the Delay, we thank your Excellency for 
postponing calling the Assembly to a Time convenient to 
our private Affairs. 

The Pains your Excellency has taken, in so strongly 
representing to His Majesty's Ministers, the great public 
Utility you apprehended would attend the immediately 
issuing a Sum of Money, in Bills of Credit, on Loan, 
merits our warmest Acknowledgments ; and convinces us 
of your good Intentions, respecting a Measure so gener- 
ally desired by the good People of this Colony. The 
Terms proposed by His Majesty's IMinisters, appear to be 
particularly hard : We shall, however, give the Matter 
our most serious Consideration; and if any Expedient 
can be devised, by which a Loan Office Bill may be ob- 
tained, so as to answer the desired Purposes of a Cur- 
rency, without Inconveniencies that will over-ballance the 
Good that can be expected, we shall most heartily embrace 
it. 

The Settling a Boundary Line, between the Indians and 
the British Northern Colonies, was, undoubtedly, an Ob- 
ject worthy of His Majesty's Attention; and it is very 
satisfactory to this House that your Excellency, with Mr. 
Chief Justice, attended the Conference at Fort Stanwix, 
which has given the Indians an Opportunity of testifying 
their Sense of the Justice of this Colony towards them, 
by complimenting your Excellency with the Name of 
Sagorighwiyggstha, or the great Arbiter or Doer of 
Justice. 

The Robbery of the public Treasury at Amhoy, is a 
Matter of Importance to this Province; and it gives us 



544 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

great Concern, that, tho' so long a Time hath elapsed, no 
Discovery is yet made of the atrocious Perpetrators of that 
Villainy. Satisfied however, of the early Care of Govern- 
ment, and of your Excellency's particular Endeavours in 
that Respect, we shall proceed to examine the Papers re- 
lating thereto, laid before us by your Excellency, together 
with every other particular that may come to our Knowl- 
edge; and, with all possible Attention, and in faithful 
Discharge of the Trust reposed in us, do what shall appear 
to us consistent with the strictest Impartiality and public 
Justice; not doubting your Excellency's Readiness to 
comply with any Expedient that may be suggested, which 
may have a Tendency to secure the Colony from the like 
Disaster in future. 

As the Representatives of the People of this Colony, 
have always chearfully supported this His Majesty's Gov- 
ernment, we shall not be wanting, on our Parts, to make 
suitable Provision for that Purpose, and shall pay all due 
Regard to the other Parts of your Excellency's Speech. 

Your Excellency's Declaration, that there are the 
strongest Reasons to expect the late Duty Acts will be 
repealed in the ensuing Session of Parliament, affords 
great Pleasure to us. We hope no Transaction of this 
House, will, in the least, tend to widen or continue the 
unhappy Differences subsisting between Great Britain and 
the Colonies, and sincerely wish a Re-establishment of that 
mutual Confidence and Affection, so essential to the Glory 
and Safety of the whole British Empire, and shall not fail 
to promote such a Disposition with Respect to this Colony, 
by all Means consistent with our Duty to our Constituents, 
and a due Regard to our just Rights and Privileges. 

Seeing the happy Effects, we are convinced of the many 
Advantages derived from a perfect Harmony subsisting 
between the different Branches of the Leo-islature, in trans- 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 545 

acting the public Business. Nothing, on our Parts, shall 
be wanting, to promote so good a Purpose, and we hope 
our Conduct, on all Occasions, will demonstrate a Dispo- 
sition most chearfully to co-operate with your Excellency 
in whatever may conduce to the general Welfare. 
Signed by Order of the House, 

Cortland Skinner, Speaker. 
October 17, 1769. 

His Excellency's Answer. 

Gentlemen, 

I Heartily thank you for this Address. The Ac- 
knowledgments and Satisfaction you have expressed, and 
the Assurance you have given, respecting the several Mat- 
ters mentioned in my Speech, afiford me particular Pleas- 
ure, as they indicate a Disposition the most likely to be 
productive of Advantage to your Country. 

[figure of stage coach drawn by four horses.] 
To the Public. 

A new Stage is now erected by Joseph Crane, and 
Josiah F. Davenport, to go from New-York to PJiiladel- 
phia, by Way of Powles-Hook, which sets out every Tues- 
day Morning, by Way of Coryell's Ferry. — The New 
York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1399, October 23, 
1769. 

To the Gentlemen of the Coniniittee of Merchants of 
Nezv-York. 

Burlington, 20th Oct. 1769. 
Gentlemen, 
By Order of the House of Assembly, now sitting at this 

35 



546 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [^7^9 

Place, I enclose you a Resolve made on the i8th Instant, 
as a Testimony of their Approbation of your Conduct. 
I am. Gentlemen, 

Your very humble Servant, 

Cortland Skinner, Speaker 
of the House of Assembly of New-Jersey. 

House of Assembly of New-Jersey, 

Wednesday, Oct. i8th, 1769. 
Upon Motion made. Resolved Nemine Contradicente, 
That the Thanks of this House be given to the Mer- 
chants and Traders of this Colony, and of the Colonies of 
New- York and Pennsylvania, for their disinterested and 
public spirited Conduct in witholding their Importations of 
British Merchandize, until certain Acts of Parlament, lay- 
ing Restrictions on American Commerce, for the express 
Purpose of raising a Revenue in America, be repealed, 
And that Mr. Speaker be directed to write to the respec- 
tive Committees of Merchants in said Colonies, trans- 
mitting them a Copy of this Resolve. 

A true Copy, 

Richard Smith, Clerk of the Assembly. 

Nezv-York, October 26. On Sunday last, a Messenger 
from Shrewsbury came to Town with the following mel- 
ancholy Account, viz. That on Friday Evening last, the 
Wind being Southerly and moderate, and the Weather 
having been some Time very thick and foggy, The Live 
Oak, a fine large Sloop, belonging to Mr. Jacobus Van 
Zant, of this City Merchant, Capt. Foy, Master, from 
Spanish St. Domingo, bound in to this Port, being nearer 
the Land than they imagined, had the Misfortune to run 
a ground on Squan Beach, a little to the Westward of 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 547 

Shrewsbury Inlet, where the Vessel, being deeply laden, 
and a large Swell from the Sea, setting righ on upon the 
Beach, in a few Thumps the Vessel went all to Pieces, and 
was intirely lost, with all her Cargo, which was very val- 
uable, consisting of Sugars, Mahogany, &c. and upwards 
of 20000 Dollars in Specie; and of the People — 4 only 
escaped with Life, viz. the Mate, two Seamen and a Span- 
ish Merchant, who were cast ashore on the Beach, where 
they found themselves next Morning, but could give no 
Account how they got there: They were terribly bruised 
and mangled, especially the Merchant, who was stark 
naked, had his Flesh miserably torne, and by lying so long- 
in the Water, turn'd pale, resembling that of a dead Corps, 
and scarce any Skin left on his Back : The rest of the Peo- 
ple, 14 in number were all unfortunately drown'd, among 
whom was Mr. Campbel, Super Cargo of the Vessel, 
Nephew to Mr. Van Zant, a young Gentleman of whom 
his Friends had great Expectations, of an amiable Char- 
acter, highly esteem'd, and much lamented by all that 
knew him, also the Family of the unhappy Spanish Mer- 
chant, (consisting of his Wife, his Son, about 8 Years of 
Age, and his Daughter a young Lady of about 16 or 17) 
who is by this distressing Stroke of Providence at once 
deprived of all his Fortune and Family. We expect a 
more particular Account of this melancholy Event, on the 
return of Mr. Van Zant, who Yesterday set out for 
Shrewsbury. — The Nezv York Jonrnal or General Adver- 
tiser, No. 1399, October 26, 1769. 

A List of Letters reiuainiiig in the Post-Oifice, Phil- 
adelphia. 
tt B. Jos. Brown, Huntingdon County. West-Jersey; 
Richard Brown, Salem, N. Jersey. 
C. Hugh Creighton, Haddonfield. 



548 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

H. Jane Hartley, Salem; Ebenezer Hopkins, Had- 
donfield. 

L. James Lackey, Salem. 

M. John Morrow, Arthur Molholland (2) Jersey; 
John Murphy, Haddonfield. 

O. Isaac Oakford, Glass-house. 

T. Benjamin Tanner, Hopewell, N. Jersey; John 
Throp, Burlington County. 

Philadelphia, October 26. 
Captain Ashmead from Lisbon, about 40 Leagues from 
our Capes, spoke with Captain Gilpin, in a Brig from this 
Port for St. Christophers, two Days out, all well. 

September 30, 1769. 
Twenty Dollars Reward, for taking up and deliver- 
ing to his master, at Elizabeth-Town, a Negroe man slave, 
named Britt, this country born, about 30 years of age, 
near 6 feet high, a well set fellow; or Ten Dollars will be 
given, if taken up and secured in Northampton goal, so 
that his master, the Subscriber, may have him again; he 
was formerly the property of Nathaniel Salmon of Spring- 
field, in the borough of Elizabeth, Essex county, and prov- 
ince of New Jersey, who was taken in execution by Will- 
iam Barnett, Sheriff of said borough and county, and was 
sold at public vendue, for the benefit of said Salmon's 
creditors, unto the Subscriber, and is supposed to be taken 
'off by his former master, and gone to Lahnawanack or 
Wyoming, as he was seen, with said Salmon, travelling 
on that road. These are therefore to warn all persons 
from harbouring, entertaining, or buying said Negroe, on 
their peril, as they may depend, on being prosecuted, as 
the law directs (in such cases) for detaining, or keeping- 
said slave from his master's service. — The Pennsylvania 
Gazette, No. 213 1, October 26, lySg. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 549 

By Capt. Alexander from North-Carolina, we learn 
that in the gale of the 7th and 8th of September last — five 
vessels were lost at Ocracock Bar, one a Sloop Capt. La- 
vigne belonging to this Port, which sunk at her anchor and 
every person drowned, the Capt. was found 25 miles from 
the place with his arm broke, one a Schooner belongmg to 
New York, or Egg-Harbour, loaded with shingles, was 
overset and the people drowned ; one a sloop belonging to 
New- York 

Last week a man that lived about 30 miles from hence, 
in New-Jersey, in a fit of jealousy killed his wife, by shoot- 
ing her in the shoulder, and afterwards beating her head 
with the butt of the gun; then chusing to save the sheriff 
the trouble, hanged himself. 

To the Creditors of Jopin Budd, 

Gentlemen, 

I AM sorry to inform you that there is no likelihood of 
your receiving any part of your money, unless you permit 
me to come and reside in New-Jersey, and take my affairs 
into my own hands; I therefore propose to petition the 
legislative body of that province, for an act to authorize 
me so to do, at the present sitting of the Assembly, and 
make no doubt but it will be agreeable to you. Believe me. 
Gentlemen, in this proposal I consult your interest more 
than my own, as I am now agreeably situated in a prov- 
ince where my person and property is safe : The only 
motive that induces me to act in this manner is the pleas- 
ure of taking the money out of the hands of those that 
have so long unjustly detained it, and paying my just 
debts; I am so far from fearing any opposition, that I 
make bold to request the favour of you to use your inter- 
ests to procure the said act 



55P NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

I am, with the greatest respects, your very humble Ser- 
vant, 

John Budd. 

Run-away from the subscriber, hving in Princeton, 
an Irish servant lad, named Peter Murphy about i6 
years of age, 5 feet three or four inches high, fair com- 
plexion, with light brown hair, somewhat inclining to 
curl : Had on and took with him, a coarse dark coloured 
vest, a red and white striped ditto, an old felt hat, ozna- 
brigs shirt, two trowsers, and a pair of buff stocking 
breeches. Whoever takes up and secures said lad within 
this province, shall be entitled to a reward of thirty 
shillings; or if out of the province three pounds, and 
all reasonable charges, paid by 

Jonathan Baldwin. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1403, October 26, 
1769. 

List of Letters remaining in tlie Post-OfUcc at Trenton. 

A. Miss Esther Ashton, Summerseat, near Trenton. 
James Anderson, Monmouth County. 

B. Samuel Boyd, East-Jersey. Patrick Brown, near 
New Germanto'wn. John Boulby, Sussex County. Charles 
Baker, Trenton. 

C. Hugh Creighton, Gloucester County. Joseph 
Chambers, near Trenton. Edward Cooper, Hopewell. 
John Cary, Mindum. John Campble, Cranbury. Benja- 
min Cooper, Esq; Hibernia Furnace. 

D. Edward Dwyer, near Brooks Mills. 

E. John Edwards, Bordentown. 

F. Samuel Forman, Monmouth County. Robert 
Fitzsummons, to the care of James Anderson. William 
Furguson, Burlington County. Mary Fitzgerald, Maid- 
enhead. ■ 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 551 

H. Rutus Hooper, near Trenton. 3 Samuel Henry, 
ditto. Mrs. Catharina Hay, ditto. 2 Thomas Hunter, 
Hunterdon county. John Holms, Freehold. Nathan 
Hixon, Amwell. 

J. 2 John Johnston, West New-Jersey. Lanclot 
Jacqus, ditto. John Jameson, Monmouth County. 

K. Henry Kitchen, Amwell. Samuel Kitchen, ditto. 
Samuel Kar, Crambury. 

L. Thomas Liken. Joseph Liken, Sussex County. 
Thomas Lelan, to the care of Doct. Newall. Alexander 
Lease, Hunterdon County. Doct. Peter La Conte, East 
New-Jersey. 2 Mrs. Mary Lee, otherwise Welch, New- 
Jersey. 

M. Neil M'Gill, Trenton. John M'Cormach, Cram- 
bury. 2 James M'Call, near Allen's Town, John Murphy, 
Gloucester County. Thomas Mondy, Bordentown. 
George Meurphew, Trenton. Adam M'Clogan, Union 
Iron Works. Richard Matchet, Shrewsbury. Daniel 
Moore, Pennington. 

O. Messrs. Peter Oliver, sen. and jun. Trenton. 

O. Alexander Quaw, Monmouth County, John Ouin, 
Hunterdon County. 

R. Charles Robertson, Maidenhead. Andrew Reed, 
Freehold. Samuel Rogers, Croswick, 2 Mrs. Grace Reed, 
Allen Town. Richard Rownsaver, Hunterdon. 

S. Benjamin Llabinson, Smith, Trenton Gaol. Doug- 
hald Smith, New Town East Jersey. John Severn, xA.m- 
well. Nehemiah Sexton, Trenton. Mrs. Sarah Stevens, 
Trenton. Mrs. Stevens, Maidenhead. 

T. James Taylor, Middletown. Thomas .Thomas, 
Trenton. 

V. Peter Van Horn, East-Jersey. John Van Horn, 
ditto. 

W. George Wilson, Trenton. Robert Wadel, Som- 



552 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

merset County. James Wilson, Trenton. — The Pennsyl- 
vania Chronicle, No. 147, October 2,0-Noveniber 6, 1767. 

New-York, October 30. The Sloop Live Oak, Capt. 
Foy, of this Port, inward bound from St. Domingo, in 
thick fogg Weather, had the Misfortune to run aground 
on Squan Beach, a little to the Westward of Shrewsbury 
Inlet, and having 2600 Bushels of Salt, some large Logs 
of Mahogany, and a considerable Sum of Money on board, 
in about nine Hours she beat to Pieces, by which melan- 
choly Accident the following Persons were drowned, viz. 
Richard Foy, Master; John Campbell, Supercargo, (a 
promising young Gentleman, of an amiable Character, 
Nephew to Mr. Jacobus Van Zandt, O'wner of the Vessel) 
Joseph Haynes, Henry Williams, John Sample, and John 
Lahay, Seamen; John Abbit, James Sands, a German and 
his Wife, another married Woman, with her Daughter of 
18, and her Son of 9 Years old. Passengers; and a Negro 
Boy belonging to Mr. Campbell. The mate, Robert Hog, 
with Joshua Mariner, and Cornelius Thompson, Seamen, 
got ashore on some of the Plank of the Vessel, as did also 
a German, Husband to one of the Women, and Father to 
the young Woman and Boy that were drowned, on the 
Bows. 

The Bodies of the Capt. and Mr. Campbell, as also of 10 
more were taken up on the Beach, and decently buried. 

In May last was taken up by the subscriber, living at 
Hackinsack, a spar of about 70 feet long; and in Septem- 
ber took up a new mast of a sloop : Whoever will prove 
their property before the first of January next, and pay 
charges, they may have them again, by applying to Adam 
Bense. If not claimed before that time, they will then be 
sold to pay charges. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 553 

Ogdens, Laight, & Comp^. 

At Vesuvius Furnace 

In Newark, East New-Jersey, 

Makes all kinds of hollow ware, and other castings 
usually made at air furnaces ; such as forge hammers and 
anvils, pots, kettles, griddles, pyepans of various sizes, 
potash kettle and sugar boilers, calcining plates, plain and 
ornamental chimney backs, jaumb and hearth plates neatly 
fitting each other, Bath stoves for burning coal, iron stoves 
for work-shops and ship cabbins, Dutch and perpetual 
ovens, boiling plates, boxes for carriages of all kinds and 
sizes, half hundred and smaller weights. As their metal 
is of the best quality, and the construction of their furnace, 
manner of working and moulding the most improved; 
their ware is equal if not superior to any made in America 
or imported; particularly the metal for hammers and 
anvils for forges is excellently well tempered, and found 
on repeated trials to be in general superior to English 
hammers, &c. 

Any person wanting any of the above articles, may have 
them from either Edward Laight, at his store in New- 
York, near Cowfoot Hill, or of James Abeel, near Coen- 
ties Market, or of Gabriel and Lewis Ogden, at the fur- 
nace in Newark, New-Jersey, castings of any particular 
kind may be made by applying to any of the above per- 
sons. 

N. B. Bar iron will be taken in payment for hammers 
and anvils, at market price. — The Nezv York Gametic and 
Weekly Mercury, No. 940, October 30, 1769. 

To Be Sold, 
A Boat of about nine Cords burthen, belonging to the 
Estate of Robert Plume, late of Newark, deceased, in good 
Repair, and is remarkable for going well, and drawing but 



5 54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

little Water. Any Person or Persons inclining to pur- 
chase, may see the same, and know the Terms by applying 
to Rufiis Crane ^ near Rosevelt's Dock, in Nezv-York, or 
James Wheeler, of Ncivark, who sails in her. A good 
Title will be given by 

Deborah Plume, Widozv and Administratrix. 
- — The New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1400, October 30, 1769. 

The several Latitudes lately so accurately ascertained, 
have been taken by two x\stronomical Quadrants, and a 
Sector of six Feet and Half Radius, viz. .... 

^Deg. "Min. "Sec. 
Latitude at the Light-House on Sandy- 
Hook, 40. 27. 40 
The above taken in the Months of August, September, 
and October 1769, by one of his Majesty's established 
Engineers, and two Gentlemen from Pennsylvania. — TJie 
Nezv York Journal or General Advertiser, No. 1400, No- 
vember 2, 1769. 

Arrived at Antigua. Captain Tallman, from Perth- 
Amboy. 

Ten Dollars Reward 
Stolen from John Dusinbery, of Alexandria, in Hun- 
terdon county. West New-Jersey, in the night of the 13th 
of October last, a chestnut sorrel mare, 7 years old, near 
15 hands high, with a blaze down her forehead, her tail 
docked very long, has a mark round her near leg, above 
the knee, made with a rope by going knee banded, some- 
what galled about her breast, with a chair collar, and is a 
natural pacer; supposed to be stolen by a middle sized 
man, that wore a light blue coat, red jacket, and dark col- 
oured breeches. Whoever takes up the mare and thief, 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 55 

and secures them, so that the owner may have the mare, 
and the thief be brought to justice, shall have the above 
reward, or Six Dollars for the mare only, with reasonable 
charges, paid by me John Dusinbery. 

— TJic Peiinsyhania Gazette, No. 2132, November 2, 
1769- 

Cnstom-House, Entered In. 
Schooner Nelly, F. Cohvcll to Ainboy. — The Pennsyl- 
vania Journal, No. 1404, November 2, 1769. 

Whereas Deborah, the wife of John Farnsworth, 
late of Philipsburg, in the county of Sussex, West New- 
Jersey, hath for some time past behaved herself to me her 
husband in a shameful and unbecoming manner, did on 
the sixteenth day of October, elope and abscond from her 
bed and board to the house of a certain Nathan Levy, a 
Jew, in the aforesaid town of Philipsburg, shop-keeper, 
and privately took with her considerable of my effects, and 
says she likes the said Levy better than me, and that she 
intends to live with him, as he will maintain her as a 
gentlewoman : I have waited on Mr. Levy respecting the 
affair, from whom I have received no other satisfaction 
than insolent language, threatening me to let her have 
credit on my account to the amount of 50I. or whatever 
sum he sees cause, and says he will oblige me to pay the 
same if I am not very silent in the matter, &c. These are 
therefore to forwarn all persons from trusting her on my 
account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting from the 
date hereof, and also to forwarn all persons from harbour- 
ing her, or detaining or secreting my goods, on pain of 
being prosecuted as the law directs. 

John Farnsworth. 

— The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1405, November 

s, 1769- 



556 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Maryland, Octo. 25, 1769. 
Whereas charters have lately been granted in the prov- 
inces of Nev^-York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by 
which the Episcopal clergy, with sundry respectable and 
worthy gentlemen of the laity in those provinces are 
erected into a corporation, for the relief of the distressed 
widows, of the clergy in the communion of the church of 
England in America. The clergy of Maryland are hereby 
requested to meet on the third Wednesday in November 
next, at the house of Mr. Samuel Middleton in Annapolis, 
in order to consider and agree upon a plan, and to apply 
to the legislature for a charter to establish a society, for 
the same excellent charity, within this province. — The 
Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 148, Novenihcr 6-13, 1769. 

Mr. Gaine, 

By publishing the inclosed, you will oblige at least a 
dozen of your readers, and particularly 

Your humble servant, 

H. A. 

In Mr. Parker's paper of October 23d, were published 
some very abusive reflections upon the venerable Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts, dated 
at Pownalborough, Sept. i8th, 1769; upon which I beg 
leave to make a few brief remarks. 

The writer begins with telling us, that upon the con- 
quest of Canada, and its being confirmed to us by treaty, 
"a door was opened to extend true protestant principles, 
among our French fellow-subjects, and the Indians, who 
had been under their influence." This is not denied; and 
the consideration of it must give "great pleasure to the 
friends of (I will not say with him, Religion in general, 
but of the Protestant) religion, which it is hoped will 
in due time be introduced through this door. You see then 
that in this point we are nearly agreed. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 557 

But he goes on to observe and insinuate, as follows : 
"Generous efforts were made in the province of Massa- 
chusetts-Bay, to propagate the gospel among the Indians; 
and it will not soon be forgot how that noble design be- 
came abortive." Would not one from hence imagine, that 
a design had been formed by the province of Massachu- 
setts-Bay, to propagate the gospel amongst the Indians in 
Canada? And yet there is not the least evidence that such 
a scheme was ever thought of by that province. Indeed 
we learn from Dr. Chauncy, that upon the conclusion of 
the late war, the people of Massachusetts made a contribu- 
tion for the support of two missionaries and a school- 
master among the Mohawks. But sending two mission- 
aries among the Mohawks can hardly be said to be a "gen- 
erous effort to propagate the "gospel" in Canada, where, 
as is well known, there are no Mohawks. The Doctor also 
tells us of a farther design of makingf provision for the 
standing support of such missionaries, and informs us that 
a conditional subscription was brought forward with that 
view, and that an incorporating act was prepared and 
passed in that province, and sent home for the royal sanc- 
tion, but that it met with a negative. But it does not ap- 
pear from the Doctor's account, that the object of this 
charitable scheme was any thing more, than the conver- 
sion of the single tribe of Mohawks. 

The writer from Pownalhoroiigh complains in this case 
of a disappointment, and says, "it will not soon be forgot 
how that noble design became abortive," and the Doctor 
insinuates that the abortion was procured by Episcopal 
influence, meaning, as he farther explains himself, the in- 
fluence of some of the Bishops and of the Society for the 
propagation of the gospel. Such a charge or insinuation 
ought never to have been made, without proper evidence 
to support it; much less ought it to be repeated, after full 



5 58 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

evidence has been given to the contrary. The late Arch- 
bishop, whose name on that occasion was mentioned with 
peciiHar mahgnity, declared in a letter dated Oct. 1762, 
in the following words : "The plan as presented, was 
liable to several objections; particularly that the members 
were to be accountable only to themselves. However the 
society Made No Opposition To It." And Mr. Ap- 
thorp, who is also a member of the society, has said more 
explicitly, in answer to Dr. Mayhew : 'T can affirm, on 
very good authority, that neither the Society nor any 
Episcopalians, as such, opposed the act of the Boston as- 
sembly for the purpose here mentioned. It was rejected 
merely on political and commercial reasons, which arose 
from the manner of drawing it up, and were represented 
by the board of trade to the privy council, who unani- 
mously disapproved it, when there was not one Bishop 
present; as appears from the council-books." As these 
exculpations of the Bishops and the Society have been re- 
peatedly published in America,* it must argue great per- 
versness in any american writer, or an inexcusable ignor- 
ance of his subject, to urge now this baffled abusive mis- 
representation of such venerable persons and of such a re- 
spectable body. 

But says he : "It was reasonable to suppose, that the 
Society for propagating the gospel, who had been so lib- 
eral of their missionaries in New-England, would send a 
few to Canada." I doubt not of the Societys Inclination 
to send Missioners to Canada, and to propagate the pure 
religion of the gospel, not only there, but through all the 
regions of the earth, wherever it is needful, if they had it 
in their power. 

As to Canada in particular, most people think it to be 
the imm.ediate duty of the government to make provision 

*Seie Dr. Chandler's Appeal defended, page 196. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5 59 

for the propagation of the protestant reHgion there; and 
whether this, which is the work of time, is not intended 
by the government, is more than is hkely to be known in 
P ozvnalborough. But supposing the case to be otherwise, 
which could not have been discovered immediately, it can- 
not reasonably be expected that the Society should have 
done any thing considerable there as yet. The engage- 
ments they were under, before it could be foreseen that 
Canada would be ceded to the british crown, required more 
than their income to support; and no addition has been 
made to their funds, to enable them to send missionaries 
to Canada. Earnest importunities for new missions, in 
places where they are allowed on all hands to be necessary, 
are constantly used; and such missions are every year 
opened, in order to support which, they have been obliged 
to shorten the allowance formerly made to the old ones. 
And if in some particular places salaries are allowed where 
they are thought by the enemies of the church not to be 
necessary, yet they are granted or continued in no places, 
in which the friends of the church do not think them to be 
needful. And is it expected, that the enemies of the 
church, exclusively of its friends, should be consulted by 
the Society, about the propriety of opening or continuing 
their respective missions? 

From Canada it is probable that no applications of this 
kind have been made to the Society. The inhabitants in 
general, desire none of their assistance. The protestants 
in that country are but few, and reside chiefly, if not alto- 
gether, in the two cities of Montreal and Quebec; in which 
places there are protestant ministers, I mean chaplains to 
the garrisons. It is possible that other protestant clergy- 
men may be needed, or might be useful; and it is prob- 
able that such will in a short time be sent by the Society, 
should they not be otherwise provided. It is evident from 



560 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [17^9 

Mr. Delisle's letter, which the Society have published, that 
they have made this matter the subject of their attention, 
that they have already entered into a correspondence re- 
lating to the religious state of Canada, and that they are 
now carefully informing themselves, where, and in what 
manner, they can best promote the protestant interest in 
the country. 

Their charitable disposition with regard to Canada may 
likewise be fairly concluded, from what they have done in 
Nova-Scotia; which they found, a few years ago, to be 
nearly in similar circumstances, having scarce any protes- 
tants, except those in the English garrisons. But now, 
through the careful attention and unremitting Zeal of the 
Society to enlarge the borders of Protestantism, a proper 
foundation is laid for a general reformation in that terri- 
tory; with which view no less than Thirteen missionaries 
and school masters are supported, at the yearly expence 
of £. 495 Sterling; to say nothing of a considerable addi- 
tional expence in bibles, testaments, &c. Ought not then 
this writer to blush for, and his publishers and abettors to 
be ashamed of, his ungenerous, groundless and unright- 
eous reflections upon the venerable Society, as if they were 
wanting in Zeal for the protestant interest. 

As to what he says relating to the preachers before the 
Society, that they are "perpetually ringing changes on the 
necessity of a Bishop in the other colonies." It is below 
animadversion. I will tell him however foi his comfort, 
that these changes will continue to be rung, and that this 
object will be perpetually aimed at, until the desired Epis- 
copate shall be granted; which we hope, and doubt not, 
to obtain, in a short time at farthest. 

I am yours, &c. 

ISAURICUS. 

Hackinsack, October 26, 1769. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 56 1 

Whereas Elizabeth Marsh, Wife of Joshua Marsh, of 
Ehzabeth-Town, New-Jersey, has eloped from her said 
Husband : These are to forewarn all Persons from enter- 
taining her the said Elizabeth ; and also from trusting her 
on Account of the Subscriber, as no Debts of her con- 
tracting will be paid from the Date hereof. 

Joshua Marsh. 
— The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 
941, November 6, 1769. 

This is to desire the Creditors of John Emly, Insolvent, 
to meet the first Day of February, at the House of Moses 
Robins, in Dover, in the County of Monmouth, and Prov- 
ince of East-New-Jersey, and bring their Accompts with 
them, that they may be examined, and each Creditor re- 
ceive his Share of said Estate, agreeable to the last Insol- 
vent Act.^ 

October 21st, 1769. 

per Aaron Mattinson, ) 

and - Assignees. 

John Cook, ' 

— The Nezv York Cassette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 
1 40 1, November 6, 1769. 

Three Pounds Reward 
Broke out of the goal of the county of Gloucester, in 
New-Jersey, the morning of the 30th of October last, a 
certain Robert Jones, born in Ireland, about 6 feet high, 
strong made, has a rugged look, large black beard, short 
black curled hair, about 30 years of age, round shouldered, 
and stoops in his walk; he has had a remarkably bad sore 
leg, was confined for house lireaking, and is galled about 
his ancles, with being ironed ; had on, when he went away, 

1 For a sketch of Insolvent Acts pai^sed by the Legislature, 1733-1770, 
see N. J. Archives, XXVII., 3, note. 

36 



562 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

a black jacket, without sleeves, two white shirts, long 
check trowsers, half worn shoes, and an old hat; he is very 
fond of strong drink. Whoever takes up the said Robert 
Jones, and secures him in any of his Majesty's goals, so 
that he may be brought to justice, shall have the above re- 
ward, and reasonable charges, paid by me 

Joseph Hugg, Sheriff. 

November 6. We hear from Westchester, that at the 
Fair held there last Week, a Man from the Jersies, drank 
in two Hours, 17 Quarts of Cyder, and two Quarts of 
Rum, and to keep it down, eat only 100 Cakes. 

Philadelphia, November 9 
To Cortland Skinner, Esq; Speaker of the Assembly 

of New-Jersey, 
Sir, 

We received your Letter of the 20th Instant, and re- 
quest the Favour of you, to lay before the Honourable 
Representatives of the Province of New-Jersey,^ the high 
Sense we have of the Honour they have done the Mer- 
chants and Traders of this Province, in the Vote of Thanks 
transmitted to us. Such an Approbation of their Conduct 
cannot but be exceeding grateful; at the same Time, we 
hope, it will be serviceable to the Cause of Liberty in 
which we are engaged, by stimulating and encouraging 
every Lover of his Country, to persevere in a Measure 
calculated to procure Redress of our Grievances. 

When the Petitions and Memorials of the Representa- 
tives of the Colonies, in Favour of the Rights and Liber- 
ties of America, are seconded by the Endeavours of the 
People, and those Endeavours are conducted with such 
Unanimity, Peace, good Order, and Resolution, as to 
merit the Approbation and Thanks of the Representatives 

1 See p. 547, ante. 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 5^3 

in Assembly met, there is the greatest Reason to hope, 
that, notwithstanding the Attempts of arbitrary, designing 
or weak Ministers, the united Efforts of the Colonies, thus 
exerted, will, in the End, be crowned with Success, and 
prove effectual in securing to themselves, and their Pos- 
terity, the Blessing of Liberty, and the Rights of Free- 
men, to which they are entitled by the British Constitu- 
tion. 

We are, zuith much Esteevi and Respect, 

Thy assured Friends, Your hunihle Servants, 
William Fisher, Daniel Benezet, 

Abel James, Alexander Huston, 

Henry Drinker, John Gibson, 

Samuel Howell, Charles Thomson, 

George Roberts. John Rhea, 

Joseph Swift, 
James Mease, 
William West, 
J. M. Nesbit, 
Philad. Oct. 27, 1769. Tench Francis, 

Robert Morris. 

— The Pennsylvania Ga::ette, No. 2133, November 
9, 1769. 

To be sold at private Sale, 
A Valuable plantation, in the province of East-Jersey, 
Monmouth county, and upper Freehold township, con- 
sisting of 250 acres, or more; about 100 acres of plow 
land, and 30 of meadow, cleared; lying between Imlay's 
Town and Allen's Town. Also one other farm in West- 
Jersey, Burlington county, Chesterfield township, contain- 
ing 120 acres, or more, with about 70 acres of cleared 
land, twelve of which is meadow, adjoining Bordentown, 
very commodiously situated for a gentleman's seat. One 



564 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

house and an acre of ground in Kingston, Summerset 
county, which is now, and has been a noted tavern for 
eighteen years. Also the noted ferry at the Narrows, for- 
merly belonging to John Watson. Also two good ferry 
boats, three negroes, a man, woman, and a boy near ten 
years old. Any of the above will be sold reasonable, and 
conditions of sale easy to the purchaser. For further par- 
ticulars, enquire of William Douglas, living on Staten- 
Island, at the ferry opposite New- York, who will give an 
indisputable title for any of the above mentioned lands. 

William Douglas. 

There is now in the Custody of John Traile, of Eliza- 
beth-Town, New-Jersey, a small Brown Horse, with a 
Star and a few grey Hairs in the left Wither. He was 
taken from a certain John Gallaway, who is now in our 
Goal for Theft, who says he found him on the King's 
Road, near Brunswick. The Owner of the said Horse, 
may have him again proving his Property, and paying 
Charges, by applying to the above mentioned 

John Traile. 
— The Nczv York Gazette and Weekly Alercury, No. 
942, November 13, 1769. 

To Be Sold At Private Sale. 
A Very good Farm, situate on Hackinsack River, 
about a Mile and a Half from Hackinsack Town, contain- 
ing 103 Acres, 5 Acres whereof is excellent Meadow, and 
20 Acres of Woodland : There is on it a good Dwelling- 
House, new Barn, and an Orchard of 150 Apple Trees, 
with many other valuable Improvements. The Situation 
is very pleasant, and suitable for a Gentleman's Country 
Seat; Fish may be had in great Plenty: Besides it has 
the Advantage of an excellent Landing' for Boats, so that 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 565 

they may come near the House at Low-Water. There is a 
Crop of Wheat and Rye in the Ground. Any Person in- 
clining to purchase said Farm, may hear farther Particu- 
lars, by applying to Abraham Lott, Esq ; in New-York, or 
Lawrence Van Der Hoof, living on the Premises, who 
will give a good Title for the same. — TJie Nczv York Ga- 
zette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1402, November 13, 1769. 

i^W^The Public are cautioned to beivare of Counterfeit 
Nezv-Jersey Tzvelve Shilling Bills, dated June 22, 1/36; 
they are done witli coninwn printing Types, but the Arms 
very badly cut, as also the Leaf on the Back; the Back and 
Face are printed on tzvo Pieces of Paper pasted together, 
not so thick as the true Bills, and appear much soiled, to 
prevent their being detected, but the Number and Signers 
Names seem to be zvrote zvith the same Ink, and by the 
same Hand, look as if lately done, but the N^ames not in- 
telligible. 

On Monday, the i^tJi Instant, died at Burlington, in tJie 
31st Year of tier Age, Mrs. Alice Read,^ Wife of the 
Honourable Charles Read, Esq; and on Wednesday fol- 
Iczving her Remains zvere decently interred in the Burying 
Ground of St. Mary's CJiurch; the Corpse zvas carried to 
tJie Grave by respectable Housekeepers of tire Place: The 
Pall zvas supported by the Gentlemen of Plis Majesty's 
Council, tJic Chief Tusfice, and Attorney-General. TJie 
great Number of the most respectable People assembled 
on this Occasion from the adjacent Tozvns, manifested the 
aifectionate Regard paid to her Memory. 

Custom-House, Philadelphia, Cleared. Schooner 



She was the dau. of a wealthy Creole planter on the Island of An- 
tigua, where Mr. Read married her, about 1737-8. For a sketch of 
Judg-e Read, see "Members of the New Jersey Assembly, 1754. Blo- 
g-raphical Sketches." By WMlliam Nelson. Paterson, N. J., 1895, pp. 
14-16. 



566 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

Ranger, A. Mansfield, Salem. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, 
No. 2134, November i6, 1769. 

Williamsburg, Virginia, Nov. 2. 
Last Sunday afternoon the Reverend Mr. Witherspoon, 
President of the College of Nassau Hall, at Princetown, 
preached to a crowded audience in the Capitol yard, (there 
being no house in town capable of containing such a multi- 
tude) and gave universal satisfaction. After sermon a 
collection was made for that excellent and growing foun- 
dation, which as yet has no other support than the gener- 
osity of the public, that amounted to upwards of fifty-six 
pounds; and we have it from good authority that his Ex- 
cellency the Governor has paid into the hands of Dr. With- 
erspoon, for the same beneficent purpose, a further dona- 
tion of fifty pounds. [SucJi a glorious spirit for the en- 
couragement of iisefid learning deserves the highest praise, 
and, no doubt, will afford much pleasure to every lover of 
the sciences.^ — The Pennsylvania Journal, No. 1406, A'^o- 
vember 16, 1769. 

The noted place, farm or plantation, late Mr. David 
Ball's, lying at Springfield, Connecticut-Farms, about 8 
miles from Elizabeth-Town, containing about 168 acres 
of choice land well water'd and timbered, with a good 
dwelling house, barn, stable, still-house, black-smith's 
shop, and a very good saw-mill on the same; about 25 
acres of very fine English meadow already cleared, with 
a bearing orchard, and other good improvements : For 
further particulars, enquire of Nathaniel and Ezekial Ball, 
living near the premises, by whom a good title will be 
given for the same, or of Henry Van Vleck, merchant, in 
New-York, who will agree for the same on reasonable 
terms. 

N. B. Any person that comes to view the place, may 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 567 

have the choice of another plantation, the property of said 
Nathaniel Ball, about 4 miles from Elizabeth-Town. — 
The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 943, 
November 20, 1769. 

For Sale, 

At Garrat Noel's Book Store, 

Next Door to the Merchant's Coffee-House. 

Now in The Press 
And speedily will be published 
The American Latin Grammar^ 
Being a new Edition (with very great Additions, Alter- 
ations and Amendments) of that published for the Use of 
the Grammar School at Princeton, commonly called the 
Newark Grammar. — The Nezu York Gazette or Weekly 
Post Boy, No. 1403, November 20, 1769. 

To be Sold, at private Sale, 
One hundred and fifty acres of land, situate in Cumber- 
land county. West New-Jersey, and on the great road 
leading to Cape-May, and Egg-Harbour, in sight of Co- 
hansey Bridge, whereon has been kept a tavern many 
years, has on it, an orchard of between 2 and 300 young 
bearing trees, between 12 and 13 acres of drained meadow. 
For further particulars enquire of John Keean, living on 

1 The following is the title of an earlier edition: 

A Complete | Introduction | to the | Latin Tongue: | form'd | From 
the most approv'd Writings in this Kind; as those of | 

Lilly. Bp. Wettenhall, 

Ruddiman, Cheever, 

Phillips, Clarke, 

Holmes, Read, &c. 

Published principally for the Use of the Grammar-School, at | Nassau- 
Hall, in Prince-Town; and recommended to all who | design to send 
their Children to New-Jersey College. | The Second Edition, enlarged 
and amended. | Woodbridge in New- Jersey: | Printed by James Parker, 
at the Expence of the Trustees of the | College; and to be Sold by the 
severall Booksellers in New-York. I Philadelphia and New-Jersey. 
1760. i Svo. Title, 1 1. Pp a)-109. Rules and Orders To be observed 
bv all the Members of the Grammar School at Nassau-Hall, pp. (110- 
lil). Errata: p. (113). 



568 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [ 1 769 

the premises, or of the Subscriber, living in Mannington 

township, Salem county. 

MouNCE Keean.^ 

A Gentleman, well acquainted with the different 
branches of Iron Works, would be glad to engage a small 
capital in a well situated work or works, where he could 
be employed as a manager. Any one, whom this may suit, 
by leaving a line (with the necessary particulars) with the 
printers hereof, directed for A. B. if found agreeable, shall 
be waited upon. No objection to a settlement in Virginia, 
Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Jerseys, or New York gov- 
ern ment. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2135, Novem- 
ber 23, 1769. 

JOHN SEARSON to the Public. 

The Words of the Wicked arc to lie in zvait for Blood: 

Bnt the Motith of the Upright shall deliver them. 

Prov. xii, 6. 

As there can be nothing of so much Imjjortance to an 
honest Man, as his good Name or Character, my late well 
known malicious Persecution hath been such as makes it 
incumbent on me to lay it before the Public. 

On the 13th of November, 1768, as I was going from 
this City to Burlington (where I. then had a Lodging) 
with my Child, I saw one Mrs. Hampton (a married 
Woman from New-York, who some Years ago, had been 
at my House in this City) with a Lady from New-Jersey, 
and perceived she was escorted by a Person who called 
himself Francis Kay, b}^ whose Conversation he appeared 
to have come last from the Island of Jamaica; but said 

1 Mounce (i. e., Mose.s) Keen, son of Maons and Magdalen (Hoffman) 
Keen, was ta. in West Jersey, Aug. IS, 1715; m. Sarah, dau. of Benjamin 
and Christina Seeley. He lived in Pilesgrove township. Salem county, 
and afterwards in Woolwich township, Gloucester county. He was for 
many years a vestryman of the Swedish church at Swedesboro. He 
was buried in Trinity churchyard, Swedesboro, Oct. 14, 1794; his wife. 
Feb. 24. 1790. — Dcsirndniits of Joran Kyn, bv Gregory B. Keen, in Penn. 
Mag., III., 447. 



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he had travelled through Turkey and Italy, &c. I soon 
got acquainted in this accidental Manner, with this York- 
shire Adventurer. He told me he was a Merchant in 
Jamaica, was going to Burlington to purchase a large 
Quantity of Pork and Gammons, and intended to instruct 
them how to cure their Gammons there as in Yorkshire, 
so as to make the Fat as hard as the Lean; that as soon 
as he had sent Mrs. Hampton off to Nczv-York, he would 
be glad to find a Lodging at Burlington. I told him of 
mine; but at this Time he thought proper to return to 
Philadelphia, enquiring of me where I thought he could 
get a Lodging. I gave him a Memorandum of some; and 
when he arrived at Philadelphia, he chose one at Mr. 
Adam Thompson's, in Second-street. I having Business 
in Town, left Burlington, November 26th, and asked for 
a Lodging at said TJtompson's, not knowing Kay had 
fixed there. He said he wanted to visit Gerniantozvn; I 
consented to accompany him, and November 30th arrived 
there. At the Tavern we put up at (Mrs. Mackinet's) 
our Landlady told us of a rich Widow being in Town from 
Lancaster. Kay swore he must visit her; ay, and have 
her too. I looked on such a Declaration as vague; How- 
ever, next Morning he set off on this Adventure; and it 
being at a Tavern where she lodged, I accompanied him, 
and in the Way he told me he had 500/. per Annum, in 
Jamaica, to support his Pretensions. When at the Tav- 
ern, he called for some mulled Wine, and so insinuated 
himself to the Landlord, as to persuade him several Times 
to attempt getting into the Lady's Room. But she refused 
Admittance to a Person whom the Landlord could give 
no other account of, than that he was a Gentleman. I 
really thought the Attempt so impertinent, that I told 
Kay, as I had a Wife in Londonderry, I would have noth- 
ing- to do with such Adventures; and therefore left him 



570 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

to pursue his Amour, and walked to Philadelphia, Decem- 
ber 2d, leaving him behind. When I came to Thomp- 
son's, I was asked what became of my Companion; I an- 
swered I had left him behind, as I had some Writing to 
do; and said, indeed he has too large a Fortune for me to 
keep him Company, 500/. a Year being far above my Pre- 
tensions. However, in a Day or two, Kay returned from 
his Pursuit, and finding me, told me he gave over further 
Overtures, and would gladly go with me to the Country. 
But in this Interim I introduced Kay to Mr. Benjamin 
Fuller, from whom, in his Presence, I received 40/.; and 
also in his Presence, shipped 200 Dollars on board the 
Ship Marquis of Granby, for Londonderry, and again re- 
turned to Burlington, in this Adventurer's Company, De^ 
cember 7. I introduced him to my Landlady, Mrs. Allen, 
to whom he applied for a Lodging. She gave him for 
Answer she could not accommodate him, except I would 
let him lay in my Room, which I consented to, in a dif- 
ferent Bed. December 19th, I concluded to pay a Visit to 
some Acquaintance near Allentoivn. Kay accompanied 
me. When in Allentoivn, having put both our Linen, 
Razors, &c. in a small Trunk of Kay's, by his artful Per- 
suasion the Trunk was left at Mr. Gilbert Barton's, Inn- 
holder there, without any Care or Charge about it. Then 
setting out for Mr. John and Elisha Laivrence's, Decem- 
ber the twenty-first, Kay appearing a good deal like a Gen- 
tleman, was introduced as such; and some of the Family 
making a Party of Pleasure to visit some Neighbours in 
Sleys, I (being a married Man) was left behind, and Kay 
left my Company with the Party ; on which I resolved to 
return to Bnrlington; but as my necessary Clothes, &c. 
suitable for such a Tour, was in his Trunk, I wrote him 
a Letter before Mr. Elisha Lawrence, acquainting him, 
that as my Clothes were in his Trunk, I should return it to 



1769] NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS. 571 

Burlington till his Return. I then set off, without Kay's 
Company, in a Sley which accidentally came to Mr. Lazu- 
rence's Door, and came to Allentozvn, December 24th. 
When there, wanting my Razors, &c. I endeavoured with 
Keys, and even with a Nail, in an open public Manner, 
before several Witnesses, to open the Trunk : But as it 
could not be done readily, agreeable to the Letter I wrote 
Kay, returned the Trunk to our Lodgings at Burlington, 
and as it was probable he might continue his Frolick sev- 
eral Days, I borrowed Keys from Mrs. Allen, one of which 
fitted this small Trunk, with which I opened it, took out 
my own Clothes, and, in as public a Manner, returned the 
Keys. Four Days after this, Kay returned, and being 
acquainted by me of what I had done to get my own 
Clothes, he seemed dissatisfied; and when he went up to 
Bed, a little While after me, opened his small Trunk, and 
asked if I saw any Money in it. Being answered in the 
Negative, he said nothing more till Morning, mentioning 
no particular Sum; but then said he had an Hundred 
Pounds in it, and should look to me for it, For, said he, 
zvhat shall I do zcitliout Money? — — Being provoked at a 
Charge of Dishonesty, and conscious of my own Inno- 
cency, I immediately applied to Mr. James Kinsey and 
John Lazvrcnce, Esq; for Advice. The Adventurer did 
the same to Mr. Lazvrence. But as he would not abso- 
lutely charge me with taking his Money on Oath, Mr. 
Lazvrence would not grant him even a Search- Warrant ; 
on which he set off for Philadelphia: and I uneasy at such 
an Imputation, followed him to know whether his malevo- 
lent Tongue would slander me; and when I arrived, found 
he made it his Business to propagate a Report that I had 
robbed him of an Hundred Pounds in Half- Johannes and 
Paper. Being g.cquainted with this shocking Slander, and 
which appeared of such a serious Nature to me, I deter- 



572 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS. [1769 

mined not to lay under it, and went immediately to Joseph 
Galloway, Esq; acquainted him of the Case, and how un- 
easy I was to lay down under a Character so black, in a 
Country I had, in various Stations bore the Repute of an 
honest Man, for about eighteen Years. I sued Kay, there- 
fore, in an Action of Slander; the Writ marked in 400/. 
B