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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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|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
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