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In Plymouth, drive underway to save trees on Burial Hill

It is home to 2,269 headstones and monuments, the earliest of which date to the 1600s. The last burial took place in 1957. The oldest headstone on the hill dates to 1681, but, said Caputo, "there were certainly burials before then." She said she ...

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A small STONE HOUSE, with a kitchen. The lot that it stands on is not quite an acre of ground. It is situate on the Schuykill road, four miles and a half from town, and directly oppose to Mr. John Lawrence's place, extremely well calculated for an afternoon's retreat, or for children during the summer heats, as it is remarkably cool, though its situation is in a valley. From it is seen Mr. George Kepple's, Mr. Lawrences and other improvements on this side the river. Also a small sheet of the river, the hills on the opposite side and a full view of the Governor's house. Inquire of TURBUTT FRANCIS in Chestnut-Street.

Philadelphia, March 28, 1776

RUNAWAY from the subscriber, a servant man named JOHN BURNS, lately come over from Ireland in the brig Conolly, Capt. Cain; he is about twenty-four years of age, and near six feet high, has black hair, and had on when he left a sailor's jacket, a pair of drilling breeches, a check shirt, an old hat, a pair of new shoes and a pair of stockings much worn. It is supposed he may be lurking about and harboured in, some of the clandestine houses in this city. Whoever will apprehend the said servant, and secure him in the gaol of Philadelphia, giving intelligence to the subscriber, or to Mr. Peter January in Water Street, shall receive a reward of TEN SHILLINGS paid by WILLIAM KARR

Philadelphia, November 6, 1772