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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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Wanted immediately, a DRUMMER AND FIFER. Inquire of the printer.

Philadelphia, January, 20, 1776


Deserted the third inft. from Captain John Welsh’s company of marines, PETER McTegart, born in Ireland, about thirty years of age, five feet seven inches high, smooth faced, brownish complexion, short dark brown hair. Had on a light brown coat, white cloth jacket and breeches, blue stockings and new shoes. Whoever delivers said deserter to James Guthrie, at the corner of South and Water Streets, shall have the above reward.

Philadelphia, January 9, 1776

All the officers of the Pennsylvania Sixth regiment, who are now on the recruiting service, are requested to send their recruits immediately to the city of Philadelphia.

Henry Bicker

Philadelphia, April 15, 1777