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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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The fast sailing brig Upton,
Samuel Pemberton,
A letter of Marque carrying 17 Carriage Guns, Six and Four pounders and 4 Cohorns which will throw 6 pound shot, now lying in Briton's Bay will take in TOBACCO at Ten Pounds Sterling per Ton, consigned to James Gildart, Esq.; Merchant in Liverpool.

Any Gentleman inclining to ship Tobacco may, for further particulars, enquire of the subscriber in Leonard-town, or the said Master on board of the said Vessel.

Also to be sold by the subscriber, a large quantity of white SALT.

Thomas Mason
Annapolis, December 17, 1761


Ran away from Dumfries on the 11th instant, a likely stout Negro fellow, named FRANK, between 30 and 35 years of age, and about 5 feet 8 inches high; he had on a took with him when he went away a short blue coat with a red cape and a double row of plated buttons, a pair of black velvet breeches, and a coat and waistcoat; is supposed to have gone to Baltimore, Philadelphia or New-York. Whoever apprehends said Negro, and delivers him to the subscriber or to Hugh Ferguson in Dumfries (with whom he lived with before he went off) shall receive the above reward, or ten dollars if secured in any gaol so that I may get him again.

William Wilson
Philadelphia, March 24, 1786