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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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By the Honourable

William Dummer, Esq;

Lietenant GOVERNOUR and Commander in Chief in
And over His Majesties Province of Massachusetts-Bay
In New England.

For Apprehending Henry Phillips.

Whereas a barbarous Murder was last Night committed on the Body of Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge, a Young Gentleman Resident in the Town of Boston and Henry Phillips of said Town is Suspected to be the Author of the Said Murder, and is now fled from Justice;

I have therefore thought fit to issue this proclamation, hereby commanding all Justices, Sheriffs, Constables, and all other Officers within this Province, and Requiring all others in his Majesties Name to use their utmost endeavours that the said Henry Phillips may be apprehended and brought to Justice; And all Persons whatsoever are commanded at their utmost peril not to harbour or conceal him. The said Henry Phillips is a fair Young Man about the Age of Twenty-Two Years, well set, and well dress’d, and has a Wound in one of his hands.

Given at Boston the Fourth Day of July 1728, in the Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of GOD of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith.

By Order of the Honourable
The Lieut. Governour,

W. Dummer.

Josiah Willard, Secr.

GOD Save the KING.