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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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Eight Dollar Reward
Last Sunday from the subscriber, a German servant, named Philip Schimper, by trade a bookbinder, about 30 years of age, dark hair, pretty good complexion, broad visage, may be about 5 feet 4 inches high; had on a cloth coat of a dark mixture with large metal buttons, waistcoat and breeches of broad striped corduroys, with square silver knee-buckles, a round hat almost new; he also carried off with him a pair of boots and a pair of shoes, and some other articles. He speaks a little French and a little bad English.
Whoever takes up and secures the said servant, so that his master may get him again shall receive the above reward, and reasonable charges from Mui & Hyde No. 33, Pewter-Platter Alley, Philadelphia P.S. All persons are forbid from harbouring and masters of vessels from carrying him off, at their peril.
Philadelphia, April 11, 1792