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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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Ran away on the 11th day of April, 1776, a servant lad, born in France, about sixteen years of age, five feet high or upwards, black hair, swarthy complexion, broad face, black eyes, speaks Dutch, French and English, and by his looks would be taken for a Dutch lad. He had on, when he went away, a light mixed coloured cloth jacket, under ditto of brown cloth, leather breeches very greasy, light blue yarn stockings, good shoes, and pinchbeck buckles, old beaver hat with the brim cut narrow, is indented by the name of JOSEPH ALEXANDER DE GRANVILLE, but may change it; is very fond of playing on the fife, and is very antick and mischievous. Whoever takes up and brings the said boy to the subscriber shall have THREE POUNDS reward.


N.B. It is supposed he will endeavour to get on board of some of the French vessels now in port.

Philadelphia, April 13, 1776

A NEGRO BOY, 14 years old. Likewise, a MULATTO GIRL, 11 years of age. Enquire at Captain Gordon's in Arch-Street, opposite the Church burying ground.

Philadelphia, March 19, 1767

An ENGLISH WOMAN's time to be disposed of, who has near four years to serve, and understands COOKING. Inquire of the printer.

Philadelphia, October 3, 1775