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American Revolution History by ColonialAmerica.com
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Deck the Halls Christmas song began as competitive Welsh New Year's Eve drinking song


You may associate Deck The Halls with the season to be jolly - but for Welsh revellers bringing in the New Year in the 1700s, it was more than a song. It was a competition. The popular Christmas carol originally comes from a Welsh folk song called Nos ...

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Lost about six weeks ago, near the Schuylkill, a small brown and white SPANIEL, with a brass collar on, marked Lord Rawdon. Whoever will bring the said Spaniel to Mrs. Sword’s in Lodge Alley, shall be handsomely rewarded.

Philadelphia, December 10, 1777


Wm, Richardson,
Optician,

No. 75, South Second Street, has for Sale A Great variety of Spectacles of the neatest and best patterns, in silver and steel; Reading Glasses, Microscopes, Optic Glasses, Acromatic Pocket Spy-Glasses, Bottling—Cloth Glasses,, with a variety of other Goods in his line, on reasonable terms. Any person not finding it convenient to come, may be suited by sending any part of the Glasses of their old Spectacles.

N.B. A great variety of Glasses for repairing and Spectacles fitted up with two or more Pair of Glasses.

Philadelphia, June 27, 1791


A young man who writes a masterly hand, and is well acquainted with figures, would be glad of employ in any shop or store in this or any other sea port in this Common-Wealth.

Enquire of the Printers

Boston, February 12, 1781