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Nov. 22 Harvest Day at Schiele re-creates rustic 1700s life

In the 1700s, settlers in Gastonia preparing for a harvest feast had to ride up to four days on horseback to buy basic spices, sugar and salt from Salisbury, according to Suzanne Simmons, Backcountry Lifeways coordinator at the Schiele Museum of Natural ...

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Ran away from the subscriber, on the 23rd of January last, a Negro man, named CATO, though it is likely he will change it. He is about 30 years of age, five feet three or four inches high, and well shaped for a Negro. Had on when he want away, a light coloured cloath coat, buckskin breeches, grey yarn stockings, thick shoes a half worn felt hat. He was born in Guinea, but speaks good English. He chops and ditches and does all sorts of work lefthanded and has a tooth in the roof of his mouth. He loves strong liquor and when intoxicated apt to swear. Whoever takes up said Negro and secures him in any gaol, so that his master may have him again shall receive the above reward from THOMAS CARNEY.

N.B.. All masters of vessels are forewarned not to take off said Negro; and those going to the back country are also forbid, as they will answer at their peril.

Philadelphia, September 5, 1785

by private Sale,
A COMMODIOUS FRAME BUILDING, situated in a public part of the city, fronting the street, very well calculated for a grocery store. Likewise the lease of an elegant BRICK-HOUSE, joining the said Frame, very suitable for any shopkeeper, the house being convenient to the shop. Enquire of the printer.

Philadelphia, August 26, 1780