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Work Begins To Excavate 3,000 Plague Skeletons
Archaeologists have begun excavating some 3,000 skeletons from a 17th century burial ground used during the Great Plague. The grave at the site of the new Liverpool Street station, which will serve the London Crossrail line, was used as a burial ground from 1569 until 1738 and it is hoped tests on excavated victims will enable a better understanding of the disease. "The Bedlam burial ground ...
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TO BE SOLD,
A Healthy Negro Man, 20 Years old, has the Small-pox, duty-paid, and can be well recommended. Enquire of the printers hereof.
Philadelphia, July 16, 1767
The subscriber informs his friends that his EVENING-SCHOOL is opened for teaching Navigation, Gaughing, Mensuration, Writing, Arithmetick, Book-keeping &c. The terms will be moderate, and close attention will be paid to the scholars. Globe Quadrants, Callipers, and other instruments are provided.
WILLIAM CROSWELL The School-Chamber is in Union-Street near the Blue Ball, next door to Mr. Bumstead's.
Boston, October 17, 1789