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American Revolution History by ColonialAmerica.com
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How to write like a 17th century doctor


Mark CK researched doctor's journals and writings from the 17th and 18th centuries while working on a book about pirate surgeons and reports back with a guide to writing in the style of the day, which involves a lot of bad Latin, irregular spelling, and ...

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THIRTY TWO DOLLARS REWARD

Ran away from their master, the two following negroes: Cain, a thin, spare man, about 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, a large scar on the top of one of his feet, a mole on one of his cheeks, speaks thick; took with him a sky color'd coat and waistcoast trimmed with red, a hat with a gold band and buckle, also some oznabirg cloths with shoes and plated buckles.

Sarah, a woman stout and strong, about 35 years old; had on she went off a brown oznabirg short gown and petticoat, a blue check apron, round her head a blue check handkerchief; some large scars about her neck; has lost some of her upper fore teeth. Took with her several suits of clothes of different kinds.

Whoever takes up said Negroes and brings them to Capt. Nicol Cochran in Water Street, between Arch and Race, at No. 81, will receive the above reward, or sixteen dollars for either of them, with reasonable charges.

Philadelphia, October 28, 1791


To be SOLD,

A GENTEEL COUNTRY SEAT, containing upwards of 100 Acres of Land, lying in the most delightsome Part of the Town of Pomsret, having thereon a large and convenient Dwelling-House, completely finished, a Barn, 60 feet by 30, and other Out Buildings answerable -- The situation of the Seat and Fertility of the Land, will suit the Curious. The terms may be known by applying to BENJAMIN THURBER, on the Premises.

Pomsret, Nov. 1, 1779.