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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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Johnston, Dec 2, 1779
|Whereas I have been absent about 8 months in the West-Indies, and some evil minded persons, taking advantage of my absence, have maliciously reported that I have a wife and family, and I not being present to confute said report it hath prevailed to the injury of my reputation, where I am not personally known; I therefore inform any person or persons who have been active in traducing my character, that the report is absolutely false, as the reporters are malicious; and hereby offer one thousand dollars to any person that will prove I am married, or have had a wife previous to the present date; and I also hereby inform those designing persons who have propagated the above report, that I shall use my endeavors to detect them, and bring them to punishment as the law directs.