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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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And may be entered upon immediately,
A commodious DWELLING-HOUSE, with a number of convenient office-houses, five acres of good inclosed pasture, and two large gardens, situate in Frederick-town on the river Sassafras, Cecil country, Maryland. The place is peculiarly adapted for a person in the mercantile business. there being a rich country all around it and good navigation for vessels of considerable burden to Chesapeake Bay, and only 14 miles land-carriage to navigation on Delaware. For terms, apply to Messieurs Thomas Williams, and Company, Merchants in Annapolis; Gavin Hamilton on the premises or to Hamilton and Leiper, Tobacconists in Second Street, between Market and Arch streets, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, March 20, 1772


Brig of about 150 tons. Apply to Daniel Sargent, jun., No. 15, Long Wharf where he has for sale, Lemons, Brandy, Cotton, Port Wine, Sugar, Coffee, Pimenta, Salt Petre, Russia Duck, W.I. Rum and a small invoice of FLANNEL.

Cash advanced on Goods consigned for sale.

Boston, October 13, 1790