1737 to 1922
Over 800 articles in print from 127 newspapers from 30 states
By Joan Charles
to the age when newspapers were the only form of mass communication for many
decades. Until the 19th century the written word was often two to
three weeks out of date and even more when coming from
following were the newspapers, local and across the country, that informed the
Wars, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the famous Oyster War are included.
You will find oddities, horses, vessels, and most importantly, people. Of course sensational news is what newspapers feed on, and you will find murders, robberies and the like within these pages.
American Beacon & Commercial Diary,
Charlotte Daily Observer,
Claypoole’s Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Daily Freedom Democrat,
Daily National Intelligencer,
Dawson’s Daily Times & Union, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Federal Republican & Commercial Gazette,
Floridian & Journal,
Fort Worth Telegraph,
Freeman’s Journal, Philadelphia,
Gazette of the
Georgia Weekly Telegraph,
Jenk’s Portland Gazette, Portland, Maine
Lacrosse Tribune, Lacrosse,
Middleton Daily Press,
New York Times,
North American & Mercantile Daily Advertiser,
North American Review,
Oshkash Daily Northwestern,
Paulson’s American Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia,
Pomeroy’s Democrat, Chicago, Illinois
Republican Star and General Advertiser,
San Francisco Bulletin,
Virginia Chronicle and
Warren Evening Times,
Mathews will at times be spelled Matthews in early article
(Advertisement) Ran away
from Col. John Lewis’s, in
Ran away in Company with the above
mentioned, an East-Indian, belonging to Mr. Heylin, Merchant, in
Yesterday was Se’nnight, the Rev. Mr. John Fox, Minister of Ware Parish, in Gloucester County, was marry’d to Mrs. Richards, Relict of the Rev. Mr. Richards, late Minister of the same Parish.
(Advertisement) Ran away, on Tuesday Night last, from the Subscriber, of Gloucester County, Four Servant Men, viz. John Tomlins, a tall thin Fellow, about 26 Years old, very much disfigur’d with the Small-Pox; had on a dark snuff-colour’d Cloth Coat and Breeches, and wears his own light colour’d Hair. John Minor, a tall well-set Fellow, about the same Age, and disfigur’d with the Small-Pox; he had on a light Drab Coat and Breeches, with a white Wigg; he is a Plaisterer by Trade, but can do Glaziers and Bricklayer Work, and has got a Diamond, Trowel, and other Tools with him. Thomas Lee, a tall thin Man about 40 or 50 Years of Age, a Convict, has lost of one of his fingers, is a Joyner by Trade; and had with him a snuff colour’d Coat and Breeches, a light colour’d great Coat, and many Joyners Tools. George Barry, a lad about 16 or 17 Years of Age, a Convict; he is of a fair complexion, is a Barber by Trade; had on a light brown Cloth Coat, with Broad Metal Buttons, greyish Breeches and a brown Wigg. They went away in a new Flat that could carry about 3 Hogsheads. And there is supposed to be run away with them, a Convict Servant Man, a Joyner by Trade, belonging to the Rev. Mr. Hughes, of the same County. Whoever apprehends them, or any of them, so that they may be safely delivered to their said Master, shall have Half a Pistole Reward for each of them, besides what the Law allows paid by John Lewis.
We hear from
We hear from Glocester County, That on Thursday Night was Se’nnight, a Man who had been drinking at the Ordinary near the Court-house, being quarrelsome and troublesome to the Company, was by a Man belonging to the House, push’d out of the Door, and missing his Step, fell backwards, and with the Fall, and the Liquor together, dy’d soon after. The Coroner’s Inquest fate on the Body, and brought in their Verdict, Accidental Death.
(Advertisement) To be Sold, for Fifty Pounds Current Money. A Tract of Land, containing Eight Hundred Acres, lying on a Branch of Pamunkey River in Orange County … Any person inclinable to purchase the said Tract, may see the Owner thereof, on Gwyn’s Island, in Kingston Parish, Gloucester County. Daniel Gwyn.
(Advertisement) This is to give Notice, That there will be run for, at Mr. Joseph Seawell’s in Gloucester County, on the First Thursday in April, next, a Purse of Thirty Pistoles, by any Horse, Mare, or Gelding ; all siz’d Horses to carry 140, and Galloways to be allowed Weight for Inches; to pay One-Pistole Entrance if a Subscriber, if not, Two; and the Entrance Money to go to the Second Horse, &c. And on the Day following, on the same Course, there will be a Saddle, Bridle, and Housing, of Five Pounds Value, to be run for, by any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, that never won a Prize of that Value Four Miles before; each Horse, &c. to pay Five Shillings Entrance, and that to go to the Horse that comes in Second. And on the Day following, there is to be run for, by Horses not exceeding 13hands, a Hunting Saddle, Bridle, and Whips; each Horse to pay Two Shillings and Six Pence at Entrance, to be given to the Horse that comes in Second; Happy is he that can get the highest Rider.
N. B. The Gentlemen that are Subscribers
for the Purse, are desir’d to pay their Money to Mr. William Nelson at
(Advertisement) RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, on Tuesday the 6th Day of August last, A Negroe boy nam’d Sawney; he looks old and wrinkled in the Face, though but very small of Stature, and had a fresh Scar on one of his Cheeks. He had on when he went away, a Pair of old blue Cloth Breeches, and a Hempon Shirt. Some Person had forg’d my Hand, and given him a Pass, but my Advertisements happening to get before him, he was take up at West Point the Tuesday following, and he made his escape the same Night, from the Person that had him, about six Miles from home. Whoever secures the said Runaway, so that I may have him again, shall be handsomely rewarded for their Trouble, and all their reasonable Expences bore by John Matthews.
(Advertisement) To be Sold, 444 Acres of very good Land, lying in Gloucester County about a Mile from Old Dragon Bridge, with a very good Dwelling house, Orchard, and other convenient Outhouses. Any person inclinable to purchase, may know the Terms by applying to the Subscriber, living on the Premises. James Amis.
(Advertisement) RAN away last June, from the Subscriber, in Gloucester County, a short, well-set Negroe Fellow, named Pompey; He is about 5 Feet 6 inches high, talks good English, and is of a yellow Complexion; Had on when he went away, a Cotton Waistcoat, dy’d yellow, a striped Virginia Cloth Jacket and Breeches, a Virginia Cotton Shirt, an old Pair of Shoes and Stockings; but I am since informed he has changed his Apparel.
Whoever secures the said Negroe, so that I may have him again, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides what the Law allows, paid by William Huggins.
[Acts of the House of Burgesses]
29. An Act, to dock the Intail of certain Lands in the County of Gloucester, late the Estates of Thomas Todd and vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold; and the Money arising therefrom to be laid out in Slaves, to be settled to the same Uses.
30. An Act, to dock the intail of certain Lands in the County of Gloucester, late the Estate of John Smith, and vesting the same in Trustees, to be sold; and the Money arising therefrom, to be laid out in Slaves, to be settled to the same Uses.
(Advertisement) By Order of
the Vestry of Petsworth Parish in
(Advertisement) Notice is
hereby given, That on Wednesday the 27th Day of this Month a
Vestry will be held at
(Advertisement) RAN away from the Subscriber, living in Gloucester County, a likely young Negroe Woman, named Kitty, about 20 Years of Age; she formerly was a Servant in the Governor’s Family, and is supposed to be about Williamsburg. Whoever apprehends and conveys the said Servant to me, shall have Two Pistoles Reward, besides what the Law allows. Warner Lewis.
(Advertisement) On Friday
the 13th of December next, at Gloucester Court-house,
will be sold at Auction, a Parcel of choice
We have receiv’d an Account
of the following Gentlemen being elected BURGESSES, to serve in the next
General Assembly, viz. …
(Advertisement) Stolen out
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, at Publick AUCTION, at
On Tuesday the 20th of this Instant, was determined at New Kent Court House, the great Cock Match between Gloucester and New Kent, for Ten Pistoles a Battle and an Hundred the Main, there fell Eighteen in the Match, of which the New Kent Men won Ten and Gloucester Seven, one a drawn Battle: Some James River Cocks that fell on the New Kent Side, distinguished themselves in a very extraordinary manner.
(Advertisement) RAN away from
the Subscriber, living in Gloucester
County, on the 31st Day
of August last, a young, lusty, Negroe Man Slave,
named Ben, about 5 Feet 10 Inches high, a very good
Ploughman and Carter; he has a smooth Tongue, and a very good Knack at telling
a Story. He has stolen a Horse and Saddle, and is supposed to be gone to Col. John Willis’s in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on the 24th Day of March next, A TRACT of Land, containing 1500 Acres, lying
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on the Premises, on
We have received further Accounts of the following Elections, viz. Glocester Mr, John Page, Mr. Thomas Whiting.
(Advertisement) RUN away from the subscriber’s plantation, on the 3d instant, two Negro men; One of them named ROBIN, a very likely fellow, of a yellow complexion, about 6 feet high, 28 years old, by trade a blacksmith, is well acquainted with plantation business, has a large scar on his right arm occasioned by a burn, is very sensible, has been to several parts of the country, and intended when he went off to get on board a man of war, or some other vessel; had on when he went away a gray fearnought waistcoat with metal buttons, osnabrugs shirt, cotton breeches, and stockings, Virginia shoes, and felt hat; he carried with him sundry wearing apparel, and it is imagined has a pass and sailors dress, intending to pass for a freeman. Whoever conveys the said slave to me shall have 40s. reward, if taken out of the county, and if out of the colony 10l. Also DANIEL, a very likely fellow, near 6 feet high, and about 30 years old; had on a suit of cotton, osnabrugs shirt, Virginia shoes, white yarn stockings, felt hat, and it is thought is gone to Louisa. Whoever brings the said fellow to me shall have 10s. reward, besides what the Law allows. JOHN FOX.
(Advertisement) A YOUNG man, capable of
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD. On the Twenty-fifth of July. Gloucester Court-House.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD at
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on Thursday the 15th of September next, in Gloucester county, A TRACT of LAND, containing 423 acres, known by the name of Marlow’s land, part of which is rich low grounds, and the whole very kindly, suitable for any kind of grain, hemp, flax, or tobacco, well watered, convenient to church and mill, being within half a mile of Piankatank river, a proper place for a store, one having been kept there before. Any person inclinable to purchase before the day of sale, by applying to Capt. Thomas Whiting in Gloucester town, who has a legal authority to sell the same, and will show the plot, may know the terms, or to the subscriber, who will show the land. THOMAS BOSWELL.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, the 3d of December,
at East warehouse, in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on the Premises, the 10th of December
next. 337 ACRES of GOOD LAND,
whereon is a good dwelling house, with 4 fireplaces below, and 2 brick
chimnies, a kitchen with a brick chimney, and two fireplaces below, all other
necessary houses, and two orchards. Also a quarter of a mile from thence, on
the said plantation, stands a house 20 by 16 with a brick chimney, and a Negro
quarter by it. About two acres of the said land is well timbered, the rest very
clear and level, and lies within half a mile of East
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, AN exceeding good tract of LAND, in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on the Premises, the 12th Day of March
next, to the highest Bidder, A
TRACT of Land consisting 197 acres upon Sarah’s
Creek, convenient for Navigation, whereon is a good Dwelling-House, new Barn,
kitchen and other necessary Houses; also a small Apple Orchard. The
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD, VALUABLE Tract of LAND, containing about 500 Acres, pleasantly situated on Piankitank River in Gloucester County; there is on the Premises a large well-finish’d Brick Dwelling-House, three Stories high, four Rooms on a Floor, four good dry Cellars and a Vault, with all good and convenient Out-Houses, Peach and Apple Orchards. Also another valuable Tract within Half a Mile of the above, containing about 1600 Acres, well wooded and water’d; there is running thro’ the middle of the Tract, a large and very rich Swamp, with great Plenty of Ash Timber; Also about 25 Acres of another Swamp, 12 Acres of which is now in Meadow, and within less than a Mile of the Dwelling House; there are all Sorts of good and convenient houses for Cropping on this Tract. STOCK of all Sorts will be Sold. There will likewise be Sold a valuable GRIST-MILL. Long Credit will be given for the greatest Part of the Money. WARNER WASHINGTON.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
A NEW SHIP, of about 236 tuns, well calculated for the Tobacco trade, built of
the best seasoned plank and timber, and can be launched in a little time, if
required. Twelve months credit will be allowed for two thirds or three fourths
of the value. Any person inclinable to purchase may be shown the vessel by
applying to the subscriber, living in
(Advertisement) RUN away from
the subscriber, living in Gloucester
county, on Friday the 3d instant (July) a Negro man named JACK, he is a short well
made fellow, of a yellow complexion, his hair very long on his face and hind
part of his head, and cut or shaved on the top; had on when he went away a
cotton waistcoat, canvas shirt and crocus breeches, and took with him a bag, a
black cloth coat and a pair of blue velvet breeches, red velvet wastecoat, a
white shirt, black velvet cap, a pair of shoes, and blue worsted stockings. As
he is a very sensible fellow, it is probable he may endeavour to make his
escape to some other country and perhaps pass as a freeman. Whoever apprehends
the said runaway, and conveys him to me, shall have a 40s. reward, if taken in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD at PUBLIC AUCTION, on Thursday
the 3d of September next, pursuant to a decree of
be SOLD to the highest bidder, on Monday the 9th of November, on
the premises. A VERY valuable Tract
of LAND, containing about 300 acres, lying in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on Thursday the 26th
of November next, at the late dwelling house of Dr. John Symmer, deceased,
All persons indebted to the estate of the said Dr. Symmer, deceased, are desired to discharge their respective balances in a very short time, to prevent suite being commenced against them; and those who have any demands against the said estate are requested to make them known, before or at the day of the sale, to ROBERT & ALEXANDER DALGLEISH, Exrs.
(Advertisement) By virtue of a
deed of trust will be SOLD to the highest bidder, at
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on the premises, the 16th of this instant (March)
ACRES OF LAND, in
(Advertisement) RUN away from
the subscriber, at his plantation at
*** The said slave is outlawed.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD for ready cash, in consequence of a decree of
(Advertisement) To be SOLD for ready money, at Gloucester court-house, on Wednesday the 13th of April next, THIRTY choice VIRGINIA born SLAVES, six fine blooded chariot HORSES, 20 hhds of crop TOBACCO, the property of Lewis Burwell, and taken in execution to satisfy a debt for which he became security for Francis Willis, by the SHERIFF.
N. B. At the same time and place will be sold several other NEGROES, taken in execution, for ready money.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on reasonable terms, for cash or good
bills of exchange, A SEA SCHOONER, of about eighty tuns burthen, two years old, and now
fit to take a cargo in. Also a SLOOP, of fifty tuns burthen, now on the stocks,
and may be launched in three weeks. Any person inclinable to purchase may know
the terms by applying to the subscriber in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on the Premises, on Tuesday the 1st of November next, for READY MONEY, A TRACT of
LAND in the
(Advertisement) THE subscriber in Amelia, intends to offer his land
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD, On Wednesday, the 21st of December, in
WHEREAS, by the
advice of the Council, I published an advertisement the 21st of July
last, notifying the loss the inhabitants sustained by the fire at Montreal,
in which it was recommended to the ministers to preach proper sermons on the
occasion, and to the churchwardens to make collections, in consequence thereof
I have received the following sums, viz.
On the 12th instant the Rev. Mr.
ARTHUR HAMILTON, Chaplain to his Excellency the Governor, was unanimously
chosen Rector of Petsworth parish,
On Friday last died, at Portobello, after a lingering illness, Mrs. FINNIE the younger. She was a Lady of a very good and reputable family in Gloucester county, agreeable in person, her mind sensible and well cultivated, and above all, such as her sweetness of disposition, that she never made an enemy, but left as many friends as she had acquaintances, who truly lament their loss; and the tears her death occasioned, were a just tribute paid by friendship to virtue.
N. B. The said land is subject to the widow’s dower; the reversion of which will be sold.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on Wednesday the
2d of August next, at
We have _____ _____ account of the following
elections, viz. For
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, at public auction, for the benefit of the insurers, at Mr. Henry Knight’s in Kingston parish, Gloucester, on the 26th instant, The HULL of the snow Fortune, Capt. William Rountree, now ashore near Gwynn’s Island, in Chesapeake Bay, together with what materials are left.
(Advertisement) To be LET at
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on Thursday the 19th instant, for
ready money, at
21 .[Part of a letter written on
July 28, 1769] The snow Fortune, Rowntree, from London,
bound to Maryland, in going up the bay, in the late hurricane, was obliged to cut
away her masts and come to anchor, one of which she lost ; and last Tuesday, in
weighing, the windlass broke, which made it necessary to cut the cable, and she
drove ashore to the northward of New Point Comfort, and is entirely lost. There
were 59 passengers on board, many of them tradesmen, labourers, &c. who
propose following their several occupations in this colony, unless compelled to
(Advertisement) The subscriber has eight
hundred acres of choice low grounds in
N. B. All persons indebted to me are desired to discharge their bonds or accounts immediately, without further notice, as they cannot expect indulgence.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on Tuesday the 6th
of February next, on the premises (if fair, otherwise next fair day) THE
TRACT of LAND whereon Capt. John Wiatt lately lived in Petsworth parish,
(Advertisement) THE subscriber not
long since advertised 800 acres of valuable low grounds in
(Advertisement) GREENWICH, Feb.15, 1770 – RUN away from the subscriber, in Gloucester county, the 5th instant, a very likely Virginia born Negro fellow named ADAM, of a yellow complexion, about 25 years old, near 6 feet high, by trade a sawyer and cooper; he had on when he went away a white plains waistcoat and breeches, knit yarn stockings, Virginia shoes, steel buckles, and ozanbrigs shirt, and a felt hat. He carried with him a light coloured suit of cloth cloaths, and other things unknown, and some books; as he can read and write an indifferent hand, he purposed, when he went off, to forge himself a pass to go to Carolina, to pass as a freeman. I will give FORTY SHILLINGS reward, besides the allowance by law, to any person that delivers the said slave to me, or either of my overseers, in this county; and if taken in Carolina FIVE POUNDS. JOHN FOX
To be SOLD on Monday the 4th of June
next (if fair, if not the next fair day) at the house of Capt. Thomas
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on Monday the 29th
instant, on the premises, if fair, otherwise next fair day. About 500 acres
of good LAND in
(Advertisement) A PARCEL of choice SLAVES, among which are
some fine boys from to 14 years of age, will be
(Advertisement) To be SOLD to the highest bidder, on Thursday the 20th of December, if fair, otherwise next fair day, on the premises, A TRACT of LAND pleasantly situated on Sarah’s Creek, in Gloucester county, containing about 205 acres, whereon is a dwelling-house, with brick chimnies and cellar, a kitchen, and all other convenient out houses, mostly new. Also another house 20 by 16, just built; the land is good, and convenient to fish and oysters, with a good landing, where a sea vessel that draws 8 or 10 feet water, may come within 40 yards of the house. The time of payment will be agreed on at the sale. JAMES MUDIE.
At The same time and place will be SOLD, for ready money, or short credit, PART, or the whole, of the sloop Polly & Fanny, a new vessel, well fitted, and a prime sailor, has made but one voyage to the West Indies, burthen about 3000 bushels, now lying in Sarah’s Creek. For terms apply to JAMES MUDIE.
(Advertisement) Pursuant to an Act of Assembly, on Thursday the 31st of January next, will be exposed to sale on the premises. FIVE hundred and fifty acres of exceeding good LAND, now in the possession of John Roster, adjoining the land whereon Gloucester court house stands, the line running within a few yards of the courthouse door. The land will be sold altogether, or in parcels as may best suit the purchasers. Six months credit will be allowed for two thirds of the money, and twelve months for the remainder, on giving bond and security to THE TRUSTEES. N. B. Mr. Francis Whiting will show the land to any person inclinable to view it before the day of sale.
(Advertisement) A large parcel of very fine SLAVES, Virginia born, belonging to the estate of Mr. John Armistead, deceased, will be sold on Thursday the 24th of January, if fair, otherwise next fair day, at the battery, in Kingston parish, Gloucester county, for ready money, by the executors. At the same time will be sold 25 very fine SLAVES, for ready money only.
(Advertisement) RUN away
from the Subscriber, in
N. B. He is inclined either to sell, or rent by the
year, his dwelling-house and lots in
in Amelia, intends to offer his land in
To be sold,
pursuant to a decree of the county court of
(Advertisement) As I find I shall be obliged to make up a large Sum of Money, on Account of my being Security for Gwyn Reed, High Sheriff, I propose disposing of two Tracts of LAND, namely, one lying on the Head of Slut’s Creek, containing a Hundred and nine Acres, convenient to Fish and Oysters, small Peach and Apple Orchards thereon, a good Tobacco House but one Year old, two Dwelling houses, with several Outhouses, and every Acre tenable; the other Tract, whereon I now live, on Queen’s Creek, contains two Hundred and fifty Acres, with a Dwelling house thirty two by sixteen, with two Dormers on a Side, a Quarter and large Cornhouse each but a Year old, a new Workhouse forty Feet by twenty, a new Smith’s Shop, and several convenient Outhouses, a large young Peach and Apple Orchard, and lies about Middle of Kingston Parish, very pleasantly situated, with a fine Landing for a Ship Carpenter, or a Merchant, where Vessels may lie close ashore; the Land is well timbered, and very convenient to Fish and Oysters. Also a Schooner, and Schooner Boat; the Schooner is thirty one Feet Keel, thirteen Beam, six in the Hold, and eighteen Months old; the Boat is twenty eight feet Keel, twelve feet Beam, and five feet in the Hold, about four Years old. I have likewise a Boat upon the Stocks, which I shall be glad to dispose of; it is twenty nine Feet Keel, twelve Feet Beam, and five Feet Hold, and will be finished by the 1st of December. Whoever inclines to purchase may have good Bargains for Cash, by applying to the Subscriber. ROBERT BILLUPS
To be SOLD to the highest Bidder, on the last Thursday in November,
if fair, otherwise next fair Day. ALL that tract or Parcel of Land lying in
Petsworth Parish, in the County of Gloucester, known by the name
of Paradise; the Quantity for which Quitrents have been paid in eleven
Hundred and forty Acres, but it will be ascertained by Survey before the Day of
Sale, and is supposed to contain about fourteen Hundred Acres. It lies very
convenient to Portapotank
Inspection of Tobacco, on a Creek of York River, and within
thirteen Miles of Urbanna; the Soil is exceeding good for Tobacco, Corn,
or Wheat, and more than Half imagined to be
[Elected to the next General
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
on Wednesday the10th of June next, on the Premises, A
TRACT of LAND on North River, in Kingston Parish, Gloucester County,
containing two Hundred Acres, pleasantly situated, and well timbered; the Soil
is well adapted for the Culture of Tobacco, Wheat, and other Grain. One Half
the Purchase Money to be paid down, and twelve Months Credit allowed for the
other. Farther Particulars may be known of the Subscriber, in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, pursuant to a Decree of the Honourable the General Court, at publick Auction, on the Premises, on … Friday the 17th of the same Month [July] will be sold, … in the County of Gloucester, and entered on the 1st of January, eight Hundred Acres of LAND lying on the Dragon Swamp, Part of which is good low Grounds, and about fifty Acres of Swamp. Twelve Months, credit will be allowed , giving Bond with good security, to GEORGE PURDIE; JOHN BOWDOIN; JOHN SMITH; JOHN LEE.
(Advertisement) PURSUANT to
a Decree of the Honourable the General Court, we shall, on the 25th
of August, on the Premises, sell, at publick Auction, the LANDS of Francis
Willis, Esquire, in Gloucester County, to wit: Eight Hundred Acres,
more or less, called Daval’s and Cowpers, and five Hundred Acres,
or thereabouts, called Cocker’s, with sundry Slaves, Stocks, and
Household Furniture. … We shall also attend at
( Advertisement) STOLEN from my Plantation, on Bull
Run, on the 20th Instant (July) a dark bay Stallion, known by
the Name of JOHN DISMAL, fifteen hands high, very handsome, and has some white
Hairs in the Footlock of one of his hind Feet. Whoever delivers the said Horse
to me in
(Advertisement) IN Obedience to the foregoing Decree, the Persons therein appointed will sell, at public Auction, at Gloucester Courthouse, on the first Thursday in September next, a Tract of Land known by the Name of the DRAGON QUARTER, mentioned in the said decree, containing about eight Hundred Acres, on twelve Months Credit; the Purchasers to give Bond, with sufficient Security. *** All Persons having any Claims against the Estate of John Smith, deceased, are desired to lay them before the Gentlemen appointed by the Decree of the Honourable General Court, between this and the 20th of October next, as the Plaintiffs in the above Suit intend to move for a final Decree at that Time. GEORGE PURDIE, JOHN BOWDOIN, JOHN SMITH.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD
by the Subscriber, at next Fredericksburg September Fair. A Negro Woman and
four Children, which Woman I some Time ago purchase, at publick Sale, of the
Sheriff at Gloucester Courthouse, but have since understood that there
is a Claim against her and Children after the Death of Mrs. Gwyn, in Gloucester
County. As I intend to leave the Colony in a short Time, I thought it proper to
give the Claimant and Purchaser this
publick Notice, so that there may be no Dispute afterwards. – I have likewise
(Advertisement) At a GENERAL COURT held at the Capitol May 7, 1772, John Bowdoin, and Isaac Smith, merchants, surviving partners of Littleton Eyre, deceased, plaintiffs, against John Smith, and Edward Smith, and, Matthew Smith, infants, Augustine Smith, Sarah Smith, Thomas Smith, Wilson Miles Cary, James Buchanan, & Co. of London, Merchants, Edward Pendleton, and Peter Lyons, surviving administrators, &c of John Robinson, Esquire, deceased, Peter Presley Thornton, and Sarah his wife, and Mary Ambler, Jaquelin Ambler, Robert Carter Nicholas, Wilson Miles Cary, and John Blair, executors, &c. of Edward Ambler, deceased defendants.
The defendant John Smith is appointed guardian to the defendants Edward and Matthew Smith, who are infants, to defend them in this suit; and by consent of parties, this cause was this day heard, upon the bill, answers, and sundry exhibits. On consideration whereof it is decreed and ordered, that George Purdie, John Bowdoin, John Lee, and John Smith, Gentlemen, or any two or more of them, after giving convenient notice in the Virginia Gazette, sell, at public auction, the lands in the counties of Gloucester and Northampton, known by the names of Dragon Quarter and Fleet’s Bay, comprised in the indentures of mortgage in the bill mentioned, at twelve months credit, to be entered upon the first day of January next; and also the slaves, with their increase, and other things in the said mortgages mentioned, at three months credit, taking bonds, with sufficient security, from the purchasers, and return an account thereof to the court; that Dudley Digges, Thomas Nelson, junior, and David Jameson, Gentlemen, or any two of them, do state and settle the claims of the plaintiffs, and the defendants, and of any other creditors of John Smith, deceased, in the bill named, who may desire it, and make report thereof to the court; … BEN: WALLER.
to a decree of
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, at the Raleigh, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the 12th of November, A VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND IN Gloucester, adjoining the Seat of Jonathan Watson, Esquire, containing about one Thousand Acres, on which are all necessary Houses for a Plantation in very good Repair, and Land enclosed sufficient to work thirty Hands. There is on the said Land a fine Swamp for a Meadow, about ten Acres of which is already cleared; also an Orchard of Hughes’s Apples, and several other choice Fruits. Twelve Months Credit will be allowed for one Half of the Purchase Money, and two Years for the Remainder, upon Bond, with approved Security, being given to JOHN FOX. N. B. The above Land is very convenient to Navigation, &c. and will be shown to any Person inclinable to purchase it, by applying to John Dudley, Overseer on the Premises.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
to the highest bidder, at Gloucester Courthouse, on Friday the 11th
of December, if fair, otherwise next fair Day, All the Estate of Lyne
Rowe, deceased, consisting of six valuable SLAVES, two very likely young
NAGS, a RIDING CHAIR, and several Kinds of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. Credit for all
Sums above twenty five Shillings to the first of April next, giving Bond
with Security, and a Discount of five per Cent for ready Money. Persons having
Claims against the Estate are desired to make them known, before the
We the Subscribers have examined a Model of Mr. Hobday’s Machine for beating out Wheat, and are of Opinion that it may be easily carried into Execution and will fully answer the Purpose intended. THOMAS NELSON; DAVID JAMESON; JACQUELIN AMBLER; JOHN PAGE, Rosewell.
(Advertisement) JOSEPH FAULKS, The noted Performer in HORSEMANSHIP, Who has exhibited in different Parts of Virginia, and gave great satisfaction, intends performance at Gloucester Courthouse, near John Fox, Esquire’s on Saturday the 26th , and Monday the 28th Instant (December) at one o’Clock.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
pursuant to a Decree of
(Advertisement) ON Wednesday the 24th Instant (February) if fair, otherwise next fair Day, will be sold, by a Decree of Gloucester Court, at the Courthouse of the said County, twenty five likely NEGROES, for which six Months Credit will be allowed the Purchasers, on giving Bond and good Security – At the same Time and Place will be sold twenty other likely NEGROES, for ready Money or short Credit. BENJAMIN SHACKELFORD, Sub Sheriff.
(Advertisement) A great COCK MATCH To be fought at GLOUCESTER COURTHOUSE, on THURSDAY the 15th instant, APRIL.
(Advertisement) RUN away
from the subscriber, on the 15th of April, a Negro man named JACK,
belonging to Mr. John Fox, of
(Advertisement) RUN away
from the Subscriber, in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
to the highest bidder, the 27th of October, Five hundred acres of
choice low GROUNDS, on Ware river, in
(Advertisement) George the
Third, by the grace of God, of
(Advertisement) RUN away from Eaton Hill, in Gloucester County, on Monday the 4th Instant (October) a very likely Mulatto Fellow named JAMES, about five Feet seven Inches high, and has very long Wool, which he combs high before. Whoever takes him up, so that I get him again, shall be handsomely rewarded for his Trouble. AGATHA RANDOLPH. N. B. All Masters of Vessels are forewarned from carrying him out of the Country.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD to the highest Bidder, the 3d Thursday in December, upon the Premises, in Obedience to a Decree of Gloucester Court, About 400 Acres of good CORN and TOBACCO LAND, pleasantly situated on Carter’s Creek in the said County, adjoining the Seat of Lewis Burwell, Esq. There is upon it a comfortable Dwellinghouse with several Offices, and a good Apple Orchard. Credit will be allowed the Purchaser till the first of May next, on giving Bond and approved Security to the Sheriff.
N. B. At the same Time will be SOLD Mr. Zachariah Row’s Right, in Reversion, to the Dower slaves now in Possession of Mrs. Rebeccah Row, Widow of the late Mr. Benjamin Row, deceased, on the above Terms of Payment.
(Advertisement) If JOHN MURRELL, brother of Sarah Murrell, late of Gloucester county, will apply to the printer hereof, he will be informed of a legacy of about nineteen pounds, left him by his sister Sarah.
(Advertisement) To be RENTED, on the premises, for a term of years, on Friday the 18th instant (February) if fair, if not, the next fair day, THE TAVERN lately occupied by Mr. John New at Gloucester Courthouse, a large two story house, and billiard table offices of every kind, new and convenient with a good garden paled in, and a lot posted and railed. At the above time and place will be rented for a term of years, the tavern lately kept at the same place by Mr. William Hall; the buildings are large and convenient, with a garden. Any person who wants the above taverns shall have land on the said tract, upon reasonable terms, to work ten Negroes or less. On the same day will be rented the storehouse lately kept by Mr. Francis Whiting, which has a counting room with a fireplace. And, at the same time and place, will be sold a large parcel of household furniture, stocks of cattle, &c. and a quantity of bacon. The persons who rent the taverns may supply themselves. The tavernkeepers who lately lived at the above place have acquired genteel fortunes in a few years; and the place is encreasing in value. JOHN FOX.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
by the subscriber, in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
pursuant to a Decree of
(Advertisement) Mr. JOHN
WILLIS, A person desires to be informed what are your lowest Terms for the Land
you have advertised for
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
by Virtue of a Deed of Trust to Lucas and Dixon, and John Dixon, on
Monday the 18th of April, if fair, otherwise
next fair Day, A very valuable Tract of Land on Milford Haven, in Kingston
Parish, being on the Main opposite to Gwyn’s Island, in Gloucester
County, containing about 500 Acres. This fine Plantation is remarkable for many
Advantages and Conveniences; for, besides the Land being very good, there is a
Brick Dwelling House with three Rooms on a floor and a large Passage, a
Kitchen, Barn, and all other necessary Houses, in the best Repair; there is
likewise a Brick Windmill open to the Bay, which gets upwards of 100 Barrels of
Corn a Year, besides an excellent Orchard. And for a great Plenty and a Variety
of Sea and River Fish, and the finest Oysters, it yields to no Place in
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on the premises, the 25th of this instant, April, pursuant to a deed of trust conveyed by John Gayle to William Smith,
A TRACT of LAND situated on
(Advertisement) To be SOLD,
on Friday the 27th Instant (May) before the Raleigh
Tavern, Eight Hundred Acres of very valuable LAND lying in Kingston Parish, Gloucester
County, near New Point Comfort, which is well timbered with Pine and
White Oak. Upon it is a Dwelling House with two Brick Chimnies, all convenient
Houses, one Peach, and three Apple Orchards. – At the same Time will be sold
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, A TRACT of LAND in Gloucester county, Petsworth parish, containing 1170 acres, lying on Poropotank river, and convenient to fish and Oysters. The plantation is in good order for cropping, has a valuable dwelling house upon it, all necessary outhouses, barns, orchards, &c. and a mill upon an excellent stream of water. Also 2673 ½ of land in the same county and parish, which will be sold in lots to suit purchasers. Application is to be made to the next general assembly for an act to dock the intail of the above lands. They will be shown by Mr. Lewis Booker, of whom the terms may be know. WILSON M. CARY.
Account of ELECTIONS since
our last, viz. For
At a general and full
meeting of the inhabitants of the
RESOLVED, that we will ever maintain and defend his majesty and ______ and title to the crown of Great Britain, and his dominions in America, to whose royal person we profess the firmest attachment.
Resolved, that it is the opinion of
this meeting, that taxation and representation are inseparable, and that as we
are not, and from the nature of things cannot, be represented in British parliament,
every attempt of that body to impose internal taxes in
Resolved, that the act of blocking up the harbour of Boston, and other purposes therein mentioned, is cruel and unjust, and a convincing proof of the fixed intention of parliament to deprive America of her constitutional rights and liberties
Resolved, that the cause of
Resolved, that we do most heartily concur with our late representatives in their resolve of the total disuse of tea, and do farther resolve against the use of any East India commodity whatsoever, except saltpeter.
Resolved, that we will not import, or purchase when imported, any merchandise or commodities from Great Britain, and that at a short day, hereafter to be fixed, we will stop all exports to Great Britain, until there is a total repeal of the Boston port act, all the several acts imposing taxes on America, for the purpose of raising a revenue, and those other acts made particularly against our brethren of the Massachusetts Bay, an account of their ___ opposition to the late revenue acts.
Resolved, that should our sister
Resolved, that we will submit to any resolutions that may be entered into, either by the deputies of the several counties in this colony at Williamsburg, or by the general congress of the colonies on the continent.
Resolved, that we will not deal with any person or persons in this county who will not sign this association, and strictly and literally conform to every distinct article thereof, nor with any other person or persons who will not sign and strictly conform, to the particular resolves of their respective counties, but will forever despise and detest them, as enemies to American liberty.
Resolved, that it is the opinion of this meeting, that immediately upon the non-exportation plan taking place, neither the gentlemen of the ___ nor any other person, ought to bring any suit for the recovery of any debt, or prosecute farther any suit already brought, during the continuance of these resolutions, it being utterly inconsistent with such scheme for any man to be compelled to pay without the means wherewith he may pay.
Resolved, that we do most cordially approve of the intended meeting of the late burgesses, on the 1st of August next, at Williamsburg, and do depute Thomas Whiting and Lewis Burwell, esquires, our late worthy representatives, to consult with the deputies of the several counties of this colony, and to adopt such measures as are agreeable to the foregoing resolutions, hereby engaging, on our parts, to conform thereto, and to support the same to the utmost of our power.
Resolved, that the clerk of this meeting transmit to the printers of both Gazettes copies of the above resolves, with the request of the county to insert them in their papers. JASPER CLAYTON, Clerk.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD, on Saturday, the 6th of September, at the late Dwelling-House of Mr. James Ransom, deceased, in Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Sundry Negroes, and the Plantation whereon the said Ransom lived, containing 373 Acres, reserving to the Widow her Dower. Part of the Purchase Money must be paid down, and short Credit will be allowed for the Remainder.
Hearing that the Members of the House
of Burgesses in
Resolved, that John Norton, Merchant
Resolved, that the Ship Virginia, in which the detestable Tea came, ought and shall return in twenty Days from the Date hereof.
Resolved, that no Tobacco shall be shipped from this County on Board the said Ship, either to the Owners or any other Person whatsoever; and we do most earnestly recommend it to our Countrymen to enter into the same Resolution, in their respective Counties.
Resolved, that the said Norton has forfeited all Title to the Confidence of this County and that we will not in future consign Tobacco, or any other Commodity, to his House, until satisfactory Concessions are made; and we recommend the same Resolutions to the rest of the Colony.
Resolved, that John Prentis, who wrote for and to whom the Tea was consigned, has justly incurred the Censure of this Country, and that he ought to be made a publick Example of.
Resolved, that Howard Esten,
Commander of the
Signed by Order of the Committee, JASPAR CLAYTON, Clerk.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD on Thursday the 29th of December, if fair, otherwise next fair day, at the dwellinghouse of Mary Booker, deceased, in Gloucester county, ALL her personal Estate, consisting of HOUSEHOLD and KITCHEN FURNITURE, stocks of CATTLE, HORSES, SHEEP, and HOGS, the crop of CORN and FODDER, with the PLANTATION TOOLS, &c. Six months credit will be allowed the purchaser, on bond and good security. The bonds to carry interest from the date, if not paid when they come due. Those who have demands against the said estate, are desired to send in their accounts, properly proved to The EXECUTOR.
(Advertisement) ON Tuesday the 10th of January one Hundred and fifty choice Virginia born SLAVES will be offered for Sale at Gloucester Courthouse, on eighteen Months Credit; and on Friday the 13th, at the Dwelling-House of the late Honourable John Page, all the valuable HOUSEHOLD and KITCHEN FURNITURE, together with the Stocks of CATTLE, SHEEP, HOGS, and HORSES, on his Estate in Gloucester County. Bond, with sufficient Security will be required for all Sums above 5l. by the Executors.
I am an apprentice to Mr. John Foster of
I commanded the sloop
I shall attend the
At a committee held at
It being moved, in committee, that their approbation of the measures pursued by the York and Gloucester committee, in the case of the ship Virginia, Howard Esten, master, should be made publick, they, after resolving that the committees of the said counties of York and Gloucester, in that affair, acted with propriety, firmness and spirit, ordered their clerk to cause the same to printed in the Virginia Gazette. …
Mr. PINKNEY, I THINK the following patriotic candid behavior
of Mrs. New, of
Not long ago, some gentlemen travelers went to Mr. New’s (who was then landlord of an inn) and tarried the night. In the morning they desired Mrs. New to get tea for breakfast. She at first told them that it was not agreeable to the resolutions entered into by the provincial congress to use it: but they still insisted they would have it, if there was any in the house, she therefore brought all she had to breakfast, and afterwards, in the presence of the gentlemen, committed every ounce she had to the flames adding these words, “If I had said that I had not any tea in the house I should have told you an untruth, but now I do with truth, and that I have none; nor will I use any until the unhappy differences between Great Britain and her colonies shall settle.”
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD, at
public Sale, on Wednesday the 26th of April
next, if fair, otherwise next fair Day, for ready Money, on the Premises A
VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND, containing 375 Acres, situated on North River,
in Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, whereon Mrs. Letitia Ransone,
now lives. There is a good Dwelling-House, with two Rooms on a Floor,
several convenient Outhouses, and a very good Orchard. It is convenient to Fish
and Oysters of the best Sort. – At the same Time and Place will be sold several
Beautiful High Bled Chestnut DAMON Will stand at my
(Advertisement) To be SOLD by publick auction, for ready money only at Gloucester courthouse, on the 4th of May next, at one o’clock, SEVERAL valuable horses and mares, together with a mahogany escritoire and book-case, the property of JONATHAN WATSON, *** The land, negroes, stock, house, &c may yet be purchased on the terms specified in a former advertisement.
AT a meeting of the
committee of the
Resolved, that the thanks of the committee be presented to Thomas Whiting and Lewis Burwell, esquires, our worthy delegates, for their faithful discharge of the important trust reposed in them.
It being late before a sufficient number of members assembled to proceed upon business, the committee adjourned to Tuesday the 25th instant.
Resolved, that as an encouragement to the manufacturing gun-powder in this colony, we will give a premium of TWENTY FIVE POUNDS to any person who shall produce to the chairman of this committee on or before the 25th of October next, three hundred pounds of good GUNPOWDER, made in Virginia, which we will purchase at the common price of that commodity; and if it shall be proved to be made wholly of the materials of this colony, we will give an additional premium of TEN POUNDS.
Resolved, that we will give FIFTY POUNDS to any person who shall produce to the chairman of this committee sixty pair of good wool and sixty pair of good cotton cards, on or before the 25th of October next, with an authentic certificate of their having been made in this colony; and we will purchase the same at the usual price.
The committee having received
authentic information, that last Thursday night an officer of one of his
majesty’s armed vessels, with a party of armed men, by express command of lord
Resolved, that his lordship’s verbal
answer to the address of the mayor, recorders, aldermen, and common council of
the city of
Resolved, that his lordship, by this and other parts of his conduct which have lately transpired, has fully forfeited all title in the confidence of the GOOD PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.
Resolved, that the POWDER ought IMMEDIATELY to be restored.
Ordered, that the clerk send, by express, copies of these RESOLVES to each of the printers, and they are desired to publish them in their next gazette. JASPER CLAYTON, clerk.
At a meeting of the
Resolved, that we will not ship a
single hogshead of tobacco to
Resolved, that we deem the resolution of our committee, last November, not to ship any tobacco in future to Mr. Norton’s house, as still obligatory; the ship Virginia having arrived without the concessions then required. JASPER CLAYTON, clerk.
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD for ready Money, to the highest Bidder, on Monday the 29th Instant (May) at Mr. James Davis’s Shipyard, in Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, THE HULL of a small VESSEL of about 23 Tons, and now ready for launching. WILLIAM BUCKNER
(Advertisement) RUN away from the Subscriber, in Gloucester County, on the 14th
Instant (May) a Negro Man Slave named NED, about 19 or 20 Years of Age,
5 Feet 2 or 3 Inches high, rather of a tawny Complexion, has some Ringworms in
his face, and some white Hairs on his Head; his Clothing was an old brown Coat,
and a yellow striped Cotton Waistcoat. I bought him for Mann Page, Jun.
Esq. in March last, at the Sale of Mr. John Shermer’s Estate, in
At a meeting of the
committee of the
Resolved, that the readiness shown by the volunteers, who marched to the assistance of the lower counties on the late alarms, merits our warmest thanks; and we assure them we should have cheerfully cooperated with them, had it been requested.
Resolved, that the most cordial thanks of the people of Gloucester county are justly due to the worthy inhabitants of those counties who have generously offered their houses as a retreat to our wives and children, in case they should be obliged to abandon their habitations here below.
Resolved, that the information of John Parsons, John Degge, William Degge, and William Hudgins, was sufficient to induce a suspicion that goods had been landed at Urbana, contrary to the association and that the vigilance of the gentlemen who brought that ____ before our committee is highly to be recommended; but as Parsons informs us the material evidence are out of the country at present, we must suspend our judgment til their arrival. JOHN PERRIN, clerk
(Advertisement) To be SOLD
at East warehouse, in
AT a Committee held for
to the ordinance of the Convention, the following gentlemen were nominated
officers in the militia, for the
Warner Lewis, esq; county Lieutenant; Sir John Peyton, baronet, colonel; Thomas Whiting, gent. Lieutenant-colonel; Thomas Boswell, gent. Major.
CAPTAINS: Gibson Cluvarius, John Camp, Richard Matthews, George Booth, Jasper Clayton, John Hubard, James Hubard, John Whiting, John Billups, sen., Benjamin Shackelford, John Willis, Robert Matthews, William Buckner, John Dixon, Richard Billups, and William Smith.
LIEUTENANTS: Samuel Cary, Richard Hall, John Foster, James Baytop, Thomas Buckner, George Green, William Sears, James Bentley, Edward Matthews, John Billups,, jun., Dudley Cary, Hugh Hayes, Churchill Armistead, Philip Tabb, John Foster, jun, and Robert Gayle.
ENSIGNS: Henry Stevens, William Daws, William Haywood, Thomas Baytop, John Fox, James Laughlin, William Bentley, Christopher Garland, Peter Bernard, John Hayes, Samuel Eddins, Thomas Tabb, Richard Davis, Josiah Foster, George Plummer, and John Gale.
Mr. Purdie is desired to publish the above in his gazette. JASPER CLAYTON, clerk.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD at the late Dwelling House of Captain Robert Billups, deceased, Gloucester County, on Tuesday the 13th of February, if fair, otherwise the first far Day after, A SCHOONER now upon the Stocks. Burthen about 24 Tons, also a SLOOP about 50 Tons with Rigging, &c. , likewise TWO BOATS, the one Burthen 1200 Bushels, the other 500, a FLAT and SMALL BOAT, also a PETTIAUGER, with four oars, together with HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE, STOCK of every Kind, and several valuable NEGROES. Twelve Months Credit will be allowed for all sums above 20s. upon Bond and Security ; if not punctually paid, the Bonds to carry interest from the Day of Sale.
It being intended to settle the said Estate as soon as possible, and deliver to the Widow and Children their proportions of what remains after satisfying the Creditor, it is therefore desired that those who have demands against the Estate, either by Bonds or otherwise, will bring them in to Mrs. Billups, either before or at the Day of Sale, properly proved. No Attention will be paid after to those who fail (by the Administrators) as the Estate will be delivered up to the Heirs. All who are indebted to the said Billups are desired to make Payment immediately, or give Bond.
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD, At
the late Dwelling-House of George Dudley, deceased, in
(Advertisement) RUN away, on the 7th
of February last, a young Negro Fellow named QUASH. He is rather of the
yellow complexion, 5 Feet 7 or 8 Inches high, about 21 Years old, of the Middle
size, has a Scar near the Crown of his Head, occasioned by a Scald when young,
and a down Look when spoken to. He had on, when he went away, a Cotton Shirt,
his Jacket, Breeches, and Stockings of blue Wool and Cotton mixed, a Pair of
(Advertisement) For SALE, for ready money only, by the subscriber, in Gloucester, NARROW hoes, bar iron, iron spice rests, gouges, augers, sheep shears, hand saws, table butts, &c. dovetail hinges, desk and cupboard locks, chair nails, tobacco and snuff boxes, tailors shears, womens scissors, silver and brass thimbles, watch seals, stock buckles, shoe and knee do, lancets, cork screws, pencils, taper bits, center do, watch keys, spectacles, knitting pins, awl blades, inkpowder, nuns and coloured thread, knee garters, plain and diaper tape, sewing silk, pewter porringers, pewter dishes, tin cullenders, egg slices, iron candlesticks, copper tea kettles, lustering, Persian taffeta, waistcoat stuff, English Persian, velvet hoods, bombazeen, black silk gloves, chintzes, printed linens and calicoes, thick and book mussin, Marseilles quilting, mussin handkerchiefs, spotted gauze, cambrick, mens, womens, and girls gloves, womens cotton hose, mens worsted and silk do. Pots, rings and casters, punch ladles, stone and delft plates, queens china dishes, blackleather trunks, seal skin do. ribands, collaring, necklaces, womens and girls bonnets, hand saws, trowels, dripping pans, bridles, girts, stirrup leathers, do. irons, bridle bits, whips, mens and boys coarse and fine hats, shot belts, needles, silk twists, buttons, crewel, bugles, gold rings, Bristol stone and common sleeve buttons, thimbles, razor straps, violins, shalloons, calimancoes, durants, camablets, Norris’s antimonial drops, glass of antimony, salt of amber, cinnamon, ingredients for bitters, reap hooks, ginger, mens and womens leather shoes, womens calamanco do, childrens morocco do., waistcoat and shirt buttons, common laces, fishing tackle, snuff, chewing tobacco, coffee, sole leather, harness do., calf skins, loaf sugar, soap, candles, leather breeches, hair sifters, wool cards, writing paper, wires and brushes for muskets, &c. &c. MATTHEW ANDERSON.
GOODS, imported contrary to the Continental Association, will be sold at Mr. Humphrey
(Advertisement) To be SOLD
at Mr. Robert Matthews’s in
THE estate of John Wilkie, a condemned Tory, consisting of a new schooner with sails, rigging, and boat, also one half of a vessel on the stocks, and sundry other articles. JOHN PEYTON.
(Advertisement) A PILOT BOAT, four hhds. of tobacco, and sundry other articles, will be
sold at Mr. James Thomas’s, in
June 15. We learn from
One day this week a small vessel
belonging to the enemy, with five hands on board, ran aground on the Gloucester
shore, within musket shot, and was taken. The crew jumped overboard, two swam
(Advertisement) To be SOLD for ready Money, at the Plantation of Mr. HUMPHREY BILLUPS of Gloucester county, on Tuesday the 30th of June if fair, otherwise next fair Day, A VARIETY of very useful GOODS, amounting to near the Value of two Thousand Pounds. Among which are Osneaburgs, fine Irish ____, fine and coarse _____, a variety of Stuffs, Men’s and Women’s Saddles, two Pieces of rich black Satin, some Lustrings ___, Persians, Silk and ____, Breeches Patterns, Silk and Worsted Stockings, Men’s ___fine and coarse Hats, Women’s Hats and Bonnets, ___ Lasting, Cambrick, ____, Cloaks and Cardinals, Callicoes, ____, Spices of all Kinds, ____ Shoes, Ivory-handled Knives and ____, Hard-Ware, Earthen ____, Writing-Papers, and Indigo. JOHN AND GEORGE FOWLER.
… That the ships of war and vessels aforesaid [the Roebuck, Dunmore, Foley, etc.] afterwards lay in Hampton road for a week, and then stood up the bay to Gwyn’s island, and anchored in Milford Haven, at the entrance of Piankitank river. That he [the informant]was on the island, and understood that about five hundred hogs, sheep, and cattle were found on it by Lord Dunmore, but no good water; that most of the wells there yielded very bad water. That about five hundred and fifty men, soldiers, white and black, were landed on said island by Lord Dunmore, as this deponent heard. That many of these, particularly Negroes, died, and many negroes came in and joined him. That the Roebuck was in some measure cleaned, and that Captain Hammond continued at his last mentioned place ‘till the 6th of June instant, when, about ten o’clock in the evening, this deponent, with John Drury and Alexander Davis, swam to the shore of the main land, about two miles, and escaped. That about six days before this deponent left the Roebuck, a gentleman of the name Smith, Secretary of Governor Eden, arrived at Gwyn’s Island, from Annapolis, as this deponent understands, and that, on the 5th instant, a gentleman in black, from Somerset county, went to Dunmore. JOHN EMMES, Sworn before George Bryan.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD at publick auction, on the premises, pursuant to the last will and testament of mr. Thomas Fleming, deceased, on Tuesday the 3d of September next, if fair, otherwise next fair day.
A TRACT of good land in Gloucester county, containing about 270 acres, seven miles from the court-house, and within one mile of York river. It is very convenient to fish and oysters, has a good dwelling-house upon it about 40 by 20, with other necessary houses, also an apple orchard of about 140 choice fruit trees, just in their prime. – At the same time and place will be sold all the stock of horses, cattle, hogs, &c. together with the household and kitchen furniture belonging to the said estate. – Two years credit will be allowed for the land, and twelve months for the personal estate, except for sums not exceeding 25s. for which ready money will be expected. Bond, with approved security, will be required by THE EXECUTORS. *** The Land may be seen by applying to mr. Zachariah Gardner or mr. Lewis Walden, near the premises.
(Advertisement) So be LET for one year, on Wednesday the 4th of September, AN exceeding good plantation on Gwyn’s island, containing 500 acres, whereon is a good dwelling house, with all other necessary houses, the land rich, and a sufficiency cleared, and under good fence, for 10 or 12 hands. It is remarkable for producing good wheat, clear from the fly, there is a good peach and apple orchard, and the place abounds with fine oysters and fish. At the same time, upon the premises, will be sold the crop of corn as it stands in the field, a few cattle, and some household goods, for ready money. HUMPHREY GWYN
The following is a particular account of the attack and rout of Lord Dunmore, with his piratical crew, from Gwyn’s-Island.
We got to the island on Monday the eighth and next morning, at eight o’clock, began a furious attack upon the enemy’s shipping, camp, and fortifications, from two batteries, one of five six and nine pounders, the other mounting two eighteen pounders. What forces the enemy had were encamped on a Point of the island, nearly opposite, to our five gun battery, covered by a battery of four embrasures, and a breastwork of considerable extent. Before this, they had two other batteries, and a stockade fort, higher up the haven, where troops were stationed to prevent our landing. In the haven were three tenders, one sloop (the Lady Charlotte) mounting six carriage guns, a schooner of two carriage guns, six swivels, and a _____, and a pilot boat, badly armed ; who had orders from Capt. Hammond, of the Roebuck, to prevent our boats passing over to the island, and to annoy the rebels by every means in their power.
announced his order for attacking the enemy, by putting a match to the first
gun, an eighteen pounder, himself ; and the Dunmore being then the nearest to
us, at the distance of only four or five hundred yards, the shot passed through
her hull, and did considerable damage. Our five gun battery likewise began
playing on the fleet, the enemy’s camp and works ; and the fire soon became so
hot that the
The Gen. being determined to cross next day, gave orders for all the small craft to be collected together from the neighboring creeks that night, and two brass field-pieces, six pounders, to be carried to a place called Lower Windmill Point, to attack the tenders that lay there, and facilitate our crossing. According, in the morning, Capt. Harrison, who had the direction of those field pieces, began playing upon the tenders, which he galled so much, that the schooner ran up a small creek which made into the island, where the crew abandoned her, and the sloop got aground in reach of our cannon ; upon which the General ordered Capt. Smith, of the seventh regiment, with his company, to man the canoe and board her, which was done with alacrity. However, before our men came up with her, the crew got into their boat and pushed for the island ; but Capt. Smith, very prudently passing the tender, pursued them so close that before they could reach the shore, he exchanged a few shot with them, and took part of them prisoners. The enemy’s look outs, perceiving our men close upon the lower part of the island, cried out “the ____men are coming,” scampered off. The pilot boat made no resistance.
Gen. Lewis then ordered two hundred men, under Colonel
M’Canaham, to land in the island which was performed as expeditiously as our
small vessels would admit of. On our arrival, we found the enemy had evacuated
the place with the greatest precipitation, and were struck with horror at the
number of dead bodies, in a state of putrefaction, strewed, all the way from
their battery to Cherry-point, about two miles in length, without a shovel full
of earth upon them ; others gasping for life ; and some had crawled to the
water’s edge who could make known their distress by beckoning to us. By the
small pox, and other malignant disorders, which have raged on board the fleet
so many months past, it is clear they have lost, since their arrival at Gwyn’s
The enemy left behind them, in their battery, a double fortified nine pounder, great part of their baggage, with several tents and marquees, besides the three tenders, with their cannon, small arms, &c. also the anchors and cables of the Dunmore, Otter, and many others, to the amount, it supposed, of twelve or fifteen hundred pounds. On their leaving the island, they burnt some valuable vessels, which had got aground. Mr. John Grymes’s effects on the island have fallen into our hands, consisting of thirty-five Negroes, horses, cattle and furniture.
Major Byrd, on the approach of our canoes to the island, was huddled into a cart, in a very sick and low condition, it is said, and carried down to Cherry-point, where he embarked. The second shot the Dunmore received cut her boatswain in two, and wounded two or three others ; and she had scarcely recovered from the shock when a nine pounder from the lower battery entered her quarter, and beat in a large timber, from the splinters of which Lord Dunmore got wounded in the legs, and had all his valuable china smashed about his ears. It is said his Lordship was exceedingly alarmed, and roared out “Good God that ever I should come to this!” We had our information from one of his people that came ashore after the engagement, who was taken by our scouts ; he likewise said, that many were killed in the fleet, which had sustained some thousand pounds worth of damage. The Fowey and Roebuck were the lowermost ships, besides which there were one hundred and odd large sail of vessels, who took their departure on Thursday afternoon, and are supposed to have gone into Potowmack.
In this affair we lost not a man but poor Capt. Arundel, who was killed by the bursting of a mortar of his own invention, although the Gen. and all the officers were against his firing it. His zeal for the service cost him his life.
(Advertisement) For SALE, OSNABRUGS, Ticklingburgs, Checks,
Sheeting, Muslin, Calibanco, Crowningburg, Women’s Worsted Hose, black furred
Hats, Velvet Hoods, Buckram, Silk and Worsted Ferreting, Binding, Buttons,
coloured Thread, Silk Twill, Jacket Patterns, Worsted Crewel, common Necklaces
and Bugies, black Gimp, Fans, Hair Sifters, men’s coarse and fine Hats, Scotch Snuff, best scented Rappee do, chewing Tobacco, Mantelers, Silk
Cappuchines, Knee Garters, Buckram, Razor Strops, Brushes and wires for
Muskets,Thread Laces, Shoe Tread, Observations on Civil Liberty, British Tyranny, or American Liberty triumphant, Watt’s Hymns and Psalms, Psalters, Histories,
Pocket-Books, Cutteaus, Fifes, common Sleeve Buttons, Shoe Buckles, Brass Chair
Nails, Tobacco and Snuff Boxes, Desk and Cupboard Locks, Cross Garnet and
Dove-Tail Hinges, Bridle Bits, Stirrup Irons, Center and Wimble Bit, Cork
Screws, Snuffers, Awl Blades, Shoe Nippers, Steel Pencil Cases, Spectacles,
Fishing Tackle, Jews Harps, Slate Pencils, Tailors and Women’s Thimbles, Whitechapel Needles, Tenon Saws, Hand Saws, Saw Rests,
Tongs and Shovels, Augers and Gouges, Bricklayers Trowels, Tea Kettles, Pewter
Dishes, Tin Dripping Pans, Cullenders, Egg Slices, Stone Bottles, Water
Pitchers, Queen’s China Dishes, Tea Pots and Sugar Dishes, Glass Bowls and
Tumblers, Wine Glasses, Punch Ladles, Rings and Casters, Iron Spice Mortars,
Narrow Hoes, Indigo, Pimenta, Coffee, Sole Leather, Harness do., Calf Skins,
Men’s strong Shoes, a few Medicines, and some other Trifles, too tedious
mention. MATTHEW ANDERSON
(Advertisement) To be
SOLD, A TRACT of LAND, containing 300 and odd Acres, in Gloucester County,
Kingston Parish, pleasantly
situated, on Mockjack [sic] Bay, a Dwelling-House and all other
convenient Houses on it; also a good Marsh. The Terms may be known by applying
to Francis Willis, Esq; in
(Advertisement) STRAYED or STOLEN from my plantation near Poplar Spring church, in Gloucester county, the 26th of November last, a chestnut sorrel mare with a blaze face, her mane about half cut off, and her feet white all around; she is about 12 hands and a half high, has a bob tail, but no brand perceivable. I will give 20s. to any person that will inform me of the mare so that I may get her again, or 5l. on conviction of the thief (if stolen) so as to be brought to condign punishment. LEWIS WOOD.
(Advertisement) FOUR DOLLARS
REWARD. Strayed, or stolen, from the upper End of Middlesex, a CHESTNUT
SORREL HORSE, about 13 ½ Hands high, with a small star in his forehead, he was
bred in the upper End of King & Queen or King William, near Todd’s
Bridge. Whoever takes up the said Horse and contrives me Word, so that I
get him again, shall have the above Reward, paid by the Subscriber, living near
(Advertisement) Ten Dollars
reward. For John Taylor, who enlisted under me as lieutenant of the
15th battalion, and deserted from King William county. He is
an inhabitant of
(Advertisement) ECLIPSE, a
fine bay, and well formed, 15 hands high, rising 4, stands at my house in
(Advertisement) RUN away
from the subscriber in
(Advertisement) For sale, a tract of land in Gloucester county, about two miles from the courthouse, and the same distance from Ware warehouse, containing by estimation 2000 acres, whereon are two plantations, on one of which is a good brick dwellinghouse with two rooms below and two above, a meat house, overseer’s house, &c. likewise a very fine apple orchard, now in perfection. On the other plantation is a good overseer’s house, negro quarters, &c. and a good peach orchard. Possession to be given at Christmas, and terms may be known by applying to the subscriber, living on the land. MORDECAI THROCKMORTON.
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD, At public Vendue, at the
(Advertisement) To be SOLD
hatters will meet with very good encouragement, either in coarse work or fine,
by applying to the subscriber in
(Advertisement) Ten DOLLARS
Reward. FOR apprehending and bringing home JACOB, a runaway negro man
belonging to the subscriber in
*** I have for sale 600 weight of exceeding good COTTON.
(Advertisement) To be SOLD
by decree of the Ven. The Court of Admiralty, on the 6th
of March next, at East ___________, in
A SLOOP about forty or fifty tuns burthen, together with her rigging, tackle, apparel &c. taken up in Chesapeake bay by Capt. Richard Billups and the company under his command in September last, in which vessel was a quantity of FLOUR and BREAD. The said sloop, rigging, &c. may be seen by applying to Richard Billups, who lives near the place. BEN. POWELL, Marshal
(Advertisement) The Beautiful Thorough Bred Horse SHAKESPEAR, Stands at
my plantation in
Prodigal, February 18, 1778, FOR sale and delivered on purchase, a tract
of land in Gloucester county, containing about sixteen hundred acres,
lying at the head of Poropotank creek, to which there is a navigable
landing bordered with very valuable marsh, supported with good high land and
swamp range, part of which has been cleared for a meadow. To this estate fixed
(Advertisement) MASTER STEPHEN a beautiful imported horse, upwards of fifteen hands and a half high, a fine bay, and begot by Regulus, the sire of Fearnaught, out of a high bred mare, stands at Sir John Peyton’s in Gloucester county to cover at three pounds the season, or thirty shillings the leap; the money to be sent with the mares. Good pasturage, and care _____ taken of the mares, gratis, but I will not be answerable if accidents occur. THOMAS PEYTON
(Advertisement) To be SOLD for cash, upon the premises, on Tuesday the 2d of November, A TRACT of exceeding good land, containing five hundred acres, upon Gwyn’s island, whereon is a good dwelling-house and all necessary houses. Likewise horses, cattle, and sheep, with the crop of corn and fodder. HUMPHREY GWYN.
(Advertisement) A MAN well
acquainted with the business of DISTILLING will meet with immediate employment,
by applying to me in
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, A
vessel now on the stocks in Gloucester county, Kingston parish,
of the following dimensions – 47 feet keel, 17 feet beam, and 6 feet nine inches
hold, and may be launched in 5 or 6 weeks. Any person inclined to purchase the
same may know the terms by applying to subscriber, or to Mr. William Cary
(Advertisement) RUN away a
negro man named JOHN, who belongs to the subscriber in
(Advertisement) Will be
LET to the highest bidder, for the term of seven years, on Wednesday 16th
of December, if fair, otherwise the next fair day. SIX hundred acres of valuable low
grounds, well timbered, in the parish of Abingdon, and
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD,
FIFTY or SIXTY BUSHELS of FLAX SEED, near Abington church, in
subscriber has for sale, the hull, masts, and yards of a new vessel, intended
for a brig, completely finished and ready to launch, of the following
dimensions: 56 ½ feet keel straight rabbit, 20 feet 2 inches beam, and 8 feet
hold. She was built by Matthew Gayle, at
(Advertisement) To be SOLD
for ready money, on Wednesday the 5th of May
next, at the late dwellinghouse of Lewis Burwell, Esq., deceased, of
(Advertisement) The Noted
High Bred Swift Running Horse ECLIPSE, lately the property of Lewis Burwell,
Esq. stands at my stable in
(Advertisement) To be sold at public vendue, on Thursday the 5th of August next, … will be rented to the highest bidder, at Gloucester courthouse, the publick salt works, with the appurtenances thereto, belonging, in the said county, for the space of 17 months, the rent to be paid in salt, to be delivered at the time agreed on that day. By order of the Board of Trade, WILLIAM RUSSEL, Clerk.
(Advertisement) A PURSE race
will be run for, the best two heats in three, at Joseph Seawell’s in
(Advertisement) To be sold,
by the escheator, for ready money, agreeable to act of Assembly, on Monday the
eighth of November, a tract of valuable land in Ware parish,
lying on Ware and North rivers, Gloucester county,
containing one thousand three hundred acres, which will be laid off in lots
agreeable to law; also an hundred and eleven negroes, with stocks of cattle,
&c. And on Saturday the thirteenth of said month will be sold a
tract of and containing 700 acres, in
At a Court held for
built for the use of this commonwealth; also will be sold at the same time and place, a good new SEINE 45 fathoms long, _____ &c. SAMUEL DU VAL & Company
It is reported, that a detachment of earl Cornwallis’s army, under command of brigadier general O’Hara, have landed in Gloucester county, Virginia, near the mouth of York river, in the vicinity of which, on New-Point Comfort, it is asserted, they are to erect a strong fortification.
That a ship from
TO BE SOLD, A SHIP on the Stocks, in great forwardness, which may be completed
and launched soon, of the following Dimensions, viz. 73 Feet Keel, straight
rabbit, 27 feet Beam, 12 Feet in the lower Hold, and 5 ½ Feet betwixt Decks,
built of the best Oak Plank and Timber, of suitable Size and Thickness, strong
and substantially put together, and as a Mediocrity has been observed in her
Construction, will indubitably sail very fast, and stow Tobacco to Advantage. –
She stands on fine navigable Water upon
(Advertisement) TO BE SOLD, On very reasonable Terms, for Cash, Continental or State Certificates, viz. 1,500 acres of rich low LANDS, in Gloucester County, Virginia, well improved, beautifully and advantageously situated on Mock-jack Bay, in full view of the Chesapeake, being a few miles from Point-Comfort.
SHIPS NEWS. Extract from Lindsay’s Norfolk Hotel Diary, Dec. 16. On the 10th of Dec. was picked up by the ship Heart of Oak, while she was lying at anchor in Hampton-Roads, a small boy, who says his name is William Dawes, about 12 or 13 years of age, in a small boat, nearly filled with water. The boat being baled out, he expressed a desire to re-embark, and try to reach the shore ; which the pilot refused, upon a supposition, that had he attempted it, he must have inevitably perished, as the wind was at that time very high. He gives the following account of himself: That William Walker, commander of a new sloop, undertook to move his father and family to New-Point-Comfort ; on the passage he took the boat, which belonged to his father, and desired his brother, who was also on board, to go on shore with him, which Walker opposed, but promised to call for him on their return. He says he remained on shore a week, at the houses of Messrs. Hawthorn, Diggs, and ____, with whom he was acquainted – that he set off in the boat to board the sloop, which he discovered under sail on her return ; but they refused to take him in, which causes him to think they have run away with the vessel, and that they are gone to the Eastern-Shore.
DIED, On the 29th
The following criminals who received sentence of death
from the judge of the district court at
(Advertisement) O’KELLY, Will stand at my plantation and Kempsville during the present season, Friday and Saturday of every week at the latter place; and will cover Mares at the rate of EIGHT DOLLARS each the Season, and HALF A DOLLAR to the Groom. O’KELLY is a full bred Horse, got by Aid-de-Camp out of Camilla, Eclipse’s full sister; Aid-de-Camp by Specimen, out of Old Blossom, imported by General Nelson; Specimen, by Old Fearnought, out of Jenny Dismal; both of which last were imported by Col. Baylor.
Camilla was got by Traveller, Traveller by Moreton’s
imported Traveller, Traveller’s dam was a full blooded Mare brought in by
Mordeica Booth, Esq. of Gloucester county; Camilla’s dam was got by Col.
Baylor’s Fearnought out of Camilla, who was out of an imported Mare of Col.
Byrd’s. W. AITCHISON, Princess-Ann,
PIRACY! The schooner DELIGHT, the
property of Manual Antonio Martin, of the island of Bona Vista, was on the 18th
of October last, while lying at anchor in the road of that island, forcibly
entered and carried off by John Dunham, John Murray, and a man by the name of
Dodge, and one other person, name unknown. – This vessel was sold to M. A.
Martin, by William McNeil, who came to Bona Vista in her, from
If any person can give information of this vessel …
inform Messrs. Joseph Anthony and Son,
(Advertisement) The Subscriber has for sale, … two Vessels, now on the stocks in Mathews county, Virginia – one of 48 feet keel, straight rabbit, 20 feet beam, 10 ½ feet hold, and 20 inches dead rise, and can be delivered in four weeks from this date. – The other is intended for a brig of 56 feet, straight keel, 22 feet beam, 9 feet lower hold, and 22 inches dead rise, with upper works as may best fit the purchaser, and can be delivered by the 1st of January next ; the two vessels are planned for fast sailers, and to be finished in the neatest manner. The terms will be made known on application to Mr. William Taylor, Messrs. Robert Mickle, & Co. or the subscriber, who may be found at Miss Young’s near the court-house, until Sunday next. JOHN PATTERSON.
carrying the MAILS of the
We are informed, that the brig
SAMUEL SMITH at
At a meeting
of the citizens of the
Resolved, That the Rev. Armistead Smith be requested on this occasion, to take the chair, and that John Patterson, esq. do officiate as clerk to this meeting.
unanimously, That at this crisis when there is a strong appearance that our
pacific wishes are likely to be disturbed, it highly becomes every set of
freemen, composing the union of the
unanimously, That the endeavors of every one to reconcile the unhappy
Resolved unanimously, That the citizens composing this meeting, will cherish the hope, that every act of the Executive Government, will warrant their warmest wishes and prayers for the success of their measures, whilst such are governed by the true principles of our constitution, and tend to harmonize mankind.
a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the President of the
Resolved, That these resolutions be signed by the chairman of this meeting. (signed) ARMISTEAD SMITH, (Teste) JOHN PATTERSON.
the Citizens of the
I thank you for your determination, that whenever you shall find an attack made on your national honor, character and respectability, your country may rest assured that to rescue America from public odium, and in defence of your lives, liberty and property, you will again risque those dear and valuable blessings.
With you I cherish the hope that every act of the
Executive Government, will warrant your warmest wishes and prayers for their
measures. JOHN ADAMS,
The bark Peggy, Capt. Robt. Gore, of
Yesterday arrived the brig Betsy, captain Hughes, in 5
(Advertisement) NOTICE. Whereas some time about the 1st
November last, the subscriber went to Baltimore in a new schooner, built in the
county of Mathews, in the state of Virginia, and owned by William Y. Lewis, of
Baltimore, Richard Billups, Thomas Buckner, and the subscriber, of the said
county, each one fourth part, which said schooner was sold to the house of
Lloyd Buchanan and H. Courtenay, by the said Lewis and the subscriber, acting
as agents for the owners aforesaid, and for the sum of five thousand dollars,
payable in equal payments at four, five, six, seven, and eight months; - and in
order to divide the payments equally among the parties aforesaid, I drew 20
orders on the said Buchanan and Courtenay, (four for each payment), in favor of
the said William Y. Lewis, dated the 8th of November, 1799, payable
at the periods aforesaid, and by them accepted, which said orders were paid
over by the said Lewis, in the propositions aforesaid to the several owners,
under the express agreement and stipulation, that in case of the failure of the
said house, that each person was to loose his proportion of the debt received,
and be liable for only for such of the paper as should in the mean time be by
him in any manner negotiated for his own benefit ; and it was at the same time
understood, that the said Lewis and the subscriber was to be in no way
answerable, in consequence of their name appearing as the drawer and endorser,
except such of the said acceptances as were received for our proportion of the
sale aforesaid. The orders being drawn in this way for the convenience of
settlement and division aforesaid, and for no other consideration whatever, and
it appearing that such of the said orders have become due have been protested
for nonpayment ; in consequence of which I do hereby give public notice, and in
particular to the holders of the said accepted orders, that I will not take up
or hold myself responsible for the payment of any part of them, except those
received by me on account of my interest in the said schooner, and paid to
Messrs. Barclay and McKeen, and William Harrison, esquire. JOHN PATTERSON,
Legislative Acts. Wednesday,
February 18. – General Smith
reported a bill for erecting Light houses on New Point Comfort and Smith’s
An Act for erecting light houses on Newpoint Comfort, and Smith’s point, in the State of Virginia and on Faukner’s island in Long Island Sound in the State of Connecticut, and for placing buoys in Narraganset Bay.
Be it enacted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That as soon as a cession shall be made by the State of Virginia to the United States, of the jurisdiction over the land proper for the purpose, the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized to provide by contract, to be approved by the President of the United States, for building a light house on Newpoint Comfort, and another light house on Smith’s point, both in the State aforesaid, and to furnish the same with all necessary supplies ; and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person who may be appointed by the President for the superintendence and care of the same, and that the President be authorized to make the said appointments. …
Sec. 2 [concerns Long Island Sound]
Sec. 3 [concerns Kinnimicut Point]
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there be appropriated and paid, out of the monies arising from imports and tonnage, the sum of five thousand dollars for the purpose of erecting the light house as aforesaid on New Point Comfort …
Speaker of the House of Representatives
President of the Senate, pro tempore
Approved – March 3d, A. D.
1801 JOHN ADAMS, President of the
HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES.
Monday, February 8. Mr. Stratton
presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of the
… after the last day of June next, a district shall be formed from the district of Yorktown, in Virginia, to be called the district of East River, which shall comprehend the waters, shores, harbors and inlets of North and East River and Mobjack Bay, and all other navigable waters, shores, harbors and inlets within the county of Mathews in said state ; and it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to designate a proper place to be the port of entry and delivery within the said district ; and to appoint a collector and surveyor of the customs to reside and keep their offices thereat, who shall be entitled to receive, in addition to the fees and other emoluments established by law, the annual salary of two hundred dollars each.
Mr. John Page, of Rosewell,
is talked of as the person who will in all probability succeed Mr. Monroe as
governor of the state of
EVENING POST MARINE LIST.
Col. John Page, of Rosewell,
an able and tried patriot, has been chosen governor of
Seventh Congress of the
For erecting of a light-house on New-Point Comfort, in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated for that purpose, three thousand five hundred dollars.
(Advertisement) The thoroughbred and high-blooded
running Horse WILD MEDLEY, Will stand in the City of
PEDIGREE. (which cannot be excelled). Wild Medley was
gotten by the imported horse old Medley, his dam by Wild Air, his grand dam by
Shandy, his great grand dam was the famous running Mare old Sportley, which was
gotten by old Janus. The dame of Sportley was purchased by General Thomas
Nelson from the
Given under our hands this 14th day of January, 1801. MEAUX THORNTON, LEWIS BURWELL.
I had the following from good authority. Wild
Medley, (which was foaled the property of Mr. Nuttal of
March 1803. I do certify that I had two foals got by Wild Medley, a filly, four years old this spring, sold to John Taylor, Esquire, of Mount Airy, for 1200 dollars, and a colt now three years old this spring for which I would not take less than 1500 dollars; and I also am acquainted with several of Wild Medley’s colts, which I think as fine as any I know, and I think him as good a foal getter as any horse that ever stood in these parts. JOHN WOOD.
Gloucester county, March 1, 1803
won the Urbanna Sweepstakes last June, beating Mr. Hall’s horse; my filly, by
Cormorant, and Colonel Kemps’s filly, by Americus, and I think (but am unable
to say positively) she distanced the field the second heat. I also understood she won the sweekstakes at Wood’s Ordinary in
I do certify that I have seen Woods’s filly and colt now
in training at
Given under my hand this
(Advertisement) BRIG JULIA. Tomorrow at 1 o’clock, at the Merchants’ Coffeehouse, will be sold, The fine fast sailing brig JULIA., Now lying at Morton’s wharf, burthen per register 123 84-95 tons, built in Mathews county, in the state of Virginia, in 1803, of the best materials, and well finished. Inventory to be seen at the coffee house ; terms approved indorsed notes at two and four months. A. PETTIT & Co. auct’rs.
The French frigate Le President, on board of which Jerome Bonaparte and lady are stated to have embarked, was at anchor at New-Point Comfort the 26th instant, not being able to proceed to sea, having a head wind.
DIED. On the 2d
DIED, On Friday the 2d instant, at Mr. Sewall’s plantation
On Friday last, a French 74 gun ship came into the
(Advertisement) NOTICE. A petition will be presented
by William Fitchett to the next General Assembly of Virginia, praying that a
law may pass to establish a ferry across Piankatank river from my land in
BY THE MAILS.
By Mr. Jackson, passenger (who came up in a pilot boat) we understand that the ship Commerce, lies at New-Point Comfort, 49 days from Liverpool.
sch. Triton, Rich.
Schooner Paragon, captain Haynes from
The ship William Penn, which we mentioned some time since to have arrived in the Chesapeake in a short passage from France, is stated in a Baltimore paper of Wednesday last, as being only yet at New-Point-Comfort, (not far from Norfolk) – when she does arrive, we may look for something interesting, as she sailed from Bordeaux the 12th ult. – Register.
Captain Ruse, a pilot, who arrived here last night,
informs that after piloting the ship Mary, on Monday last, outside of the
capes, and returning from the ship, he saw a British frigate give chase to the
said ship Mary and a ship out of
On the same day captain
was chased again up the bay.
Captain Ruse states that he was informed at the same time, that the other vessels, outward bound above named, were also chased from the capes into New Point Comfort.
Extract of a
letter from an officer in the
“The gun-boats which are now in the stocks, are of a
different construction from those which were formerly built. Instead of being
very flat at the bottom, and containing 2 thirty-two pounders, one in the stern
and the other in the bough, the present boats are smaller, shaped like
pilot-boats and sharper in the keel, and contain but a single thirty-two
pounder in their bough. They are, of
course more rapid in their movements and still capable of going into a
sufficiently shallow water to answer the purpose for which they are intended.
The former gun-boats which are already equipped and lying at
Laws of the
Captain Peterson, of the schr. Fame from
Extract of a letter, dated New Point Comfort,
Also, the Tract of land on said river, containing 25
acres, which Mary Dudley died possessed of, will be sold, at public auction on
the 2d day of April next, and a title made by her lawful heirs. Apply as
(Advertisement) Notice – On the 6th day of
December last, a friend of the subscriber’s deposited a letter with the Post
(Advertisement) LAND FOR
(Advertisement) To be Sold, for ready money, pursuant to a decree of the Superior Court of Chancery for the district of Richmond, made on the 8th day of September 1809, in a suit between Thomas Southcomb, John Jackson & Abraham Henry Chambers, plaintiffs, and Lewis Burwell and Thomas R. Rootes, defendants :
All that TRACT OF LAND, in the county of Gloucester, and Parish of Abingdon, that formerly belonged to the above named Lewis Burwell, and was conveyed by him to John Hughes, by deed of Mortgage, on the fifth day of June, 1797, and recorded in the county court of Gloucester, known by the name of James’s, adjoining the tract called White Marsh, whereon the said Burwell then lived, the boundaries whereof are set forth in the said deed, or so much thereof as may appear necessary to raise the sum of 500£ current money, with lawful interest from the 1st January, 1800, till payment, the costs of suit and the charges and expenses of sale.
The sale will take place at
MANN PAGE, ROBERT NELSON, JOHN LEWIS, Comm’rs
At a Chancery District
Court, held in
Rebecca Innes, late Rebecca Lewis, Pltff.
Samuel W. Sayer, administrator with the will annexed of Philip L. Grymes, Mary Grymes Sayre, an infant, heir and devisee of the said Philip L. Grymes, by the said Samuel W. Sayre, her guardian, assigned to defend her in this suit, and Judith Grymes, widow and devisee of the said Philip L. Grymes,
THIS cause came on this day, to be heard on the bill, answers, exhibits, examinations of witnesses, and the report of master commissioner, Coleman; and was argued by counsel, on consideration whereof, the court, confirming the said report, doth adjudge, order and decree, that unless the defendants do, on or before the third Tuesday in August 1810, pay unto the plaintiff, the sum of nine hundred and forty-seven pounds fifteen shillings and four pence; with interest on seven hundred and seven pounds six shillings, part thereof to be computed, after the rate of six per centum per annum, from the first day of October, 1808, till paid; the defendants, Mary Grymes Sayre, and Judith Grymes, and their heirs, and all persons claiming under them, be from thenceforth barred and foreclosed, of all equity and right, to redeem the tract of land in the county of Gloucester, mentioned in the indenture of mortgage, filed as an exhibit, made the ninth day of July, 1783, between the said Philip L. Grymes, and the plaintiff; and in case of default in the payment of the said principal money and interest, at the time aforesaid, that Peter Wyatt, Thomas Baytop, Thomas B. Fox, Thomas Muse and William A. Rogers, gent. of any two of them, after giving three weeks previous notice, in one of the Richmond newspapers, do expose to public sale, by auction, for ready money, the TRACT OF LAND, in the indenture aforesaid mentioned, and out of the proceeds of the sale, pay unto the plaintiff the said principal money and interest, and the cost by her expended in the prosecution of this suit, and the surplus of the proceeds of the sale, if any, after deducting the expenses attending thereon, pay unto the said defendants, and make report thereof, to the court, in order to a final decree. ANT’Y ROBERTSON, c.c.
Agreeable to the above decree, Will be sold, to the highest bidder, for ready money, on Thursday, the 27th day of September next, on the premises, 1020 acres of LAND, lying in the upper part of Gloucester county, on the Piankitank river – this Land is well adapted to the growth of corn, wheat and tobacco. PETER WYATT, THOS. BAYTOP, THOS. B. FOX, THOS. MUSE, WM A . ROGERS, Commiss’rs. Gloucester Co. Aug. 28
DIED, In this town, Mr. Snelling Hodges, aged 30 years, son of Mr. Richard Hodges, of Matthews county, Virginia.
LOSS OF THE SCHOONER FOX. Extract of a letter from Mr. E. M. Clure dated New Point Comfort, Dec.
5. “At the request of the Captain
Hearn of the schr. Fox of Baltimore, whose feelings disqualify him from writing
from the subject, I take the liberty to acquaint you of the loss of the said
Schr. together with her cargo of coffee, sugar and tortoise shell. She was 11
An express arrived here yesterday with information,
that the British had landed a force at New-Point Comfort, in Mathews county –
and that they had also taken possession of Smith’s
From the Virginia Patriot. From our
“We are this day all under
arms ; the enemy occupies
“Capt. Sinclair with his flotilla, commands the mouth of the Pianketank river ; he ran into that place two nights ago, and found anchored there a large suspicious looking schooner ; he ordered one of his boats to fire a shot ahead of her, she immediately returned a broadside ; a sharp action commenced ; the schooner cut her cables and got off, but in a dreadful shattered situation, her booby hatch, quarter boards, rails and many other pieces, with an officer’s military hat were found afloat in the morning, and we have a report today that a schooner has been seen sunk off Gwinn’s Island, with her yards standing.
“The British have captured within these 3 or 4 days, within New Point Comfort and Gwyn’s Island, 8 or 10 vessels, some of them with 5 or 600 barrels of flour, and report says a vessel with 500 barrels of Pork, from George Town bound to Norfolk, said to belong to Mr. Mason, and for the navy, has also been captured.”
THE BLACKS. Baltimore Whig office, April 3, 1813. Important Information. By capt. Weems, direct
Eight negroes have been condemned to be hanged in Mathew’s county, for personating Englishmen in the night, and robbing a Mr. John Ripley.
Whig office, April 3, 1813. IMPORTANT
INFORMATION. By capt. Weems, direct from Hampton, we learn that the British
squadron still retained their former position in Hampton Roads; that a
conspiracy among the negroes had taken place, but was detected in the following
manner: An American vessel in James’ River was hailed during the night by
several negroes in a canoe, who enquired if they were English; the captain
suspecting them, replied in the affirmative, when they immediately came on
board and informed him if he would furnish them with arms they would massacre
the whites; that 2000 negroes were embodied and exercised in squads at night;
they mention particular individuals who should be their first victims. The
captain of the vessel detained them for some time, exercising them with swords,
&c. until he obtained the whole plan of the conspiracy, when he seized them
and they are now confined in
refused to join in the conspiracy. Several troops of horse had been ordered out to seize suspected blacks.
Eight negroes had been condemned to be hanged in Matthew’s county for personating Englishmen in the night, and robbing a Mr. John Ripley.
From the Merchant’s Coffee-House Books. The sch. Little Jane, Mitchell, bound to Norfolk, returned this morning, having gone down as far [as] Rappahannock, where he fell in with the Comet, and was informed that a 74, a frigate, 3 schooners and a lugger were off New Point Comfort. The schooners were under way, standing off and on, in sight of the ships. Left there on Sunday afternoon. Capt. Gordon had gone down near enough to ascertain their force, and was watching their motions.
Extract of a
letter from an officer of the militia, to his friend in this city, dated,
The boat Friends’ Adventure, captain Drake, which sailed from Norfolk on Friday, the 25th ult. bound to Baltimore, with a cargo of tar, was chased on shore at New-Point Comfort, about 2 o’clock on Saturday morning, by 5 of the enemy’s barges, belonging to two brigs at anchor off that Point ; the vessel and cargo totally lost to the owners. – a part of the tar, we understand, has been saved by the people on shore.
[Virginia Legislature] On motion of Mr. Jones of Gloucester, the 33d rule of this House was suspended, for the purpose of receiving a memorial of the people of Gloucester county – And the said memorial was received and read, representing that a large British force is now in possession of New Point Comfort; the shipping lying close in shore; that the enemy land in considerable force every day, and have done some mischief; that the two counties of Gloucester and Mathews are so exposed, with the enemy at their door, that the force thereof is not sufficient, to protect them from ruin – praying therefore, the interposition of the Legislature to arrest the orders, now in the hands of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant, of the county of Gloucester, for the march to Norfolk, of a part of the militia of said county.
[Virginia Legislature] #5.
An Act, “appropriating the proceeds of the Glebe lands, and other property
belonging to the parishes of Abingdon, Ware and Petsworth in the
Almost seventy negroes from
We learn by letters from Lancaster county, Va. under date of the 1st inst. that the force of the enemy at New Point Comfort, on the 30th ult. consisted of one frigate and one schooner, only; that during the preceding week considerable desertion among the blacks took place in the neighborhood of Gloucester court-house, to the number of twenty-eight in one night, and that measures have been adopted to prevent their future elopement.
of a letter from Leaven Gayle, Lieut. Colonel of the 61st Regt. to the Adjutant General of
A report from
Extract of a
letter to a gentleman in
She is well found and can be sent to sea at a small expence, the terms will be liberal, and her Inventory may be seen at WM. VANCE & CO’s. Auct’rs.
Our correspondent in Gloucester, Virginia, writes, that Mr. Eyre had received a larger number of votes in the county, than had been given to a federal candidate on any former occasion and that no doubt is entertained of col. Bassett’s being left at home to train his militia. It will be recollected, this renowned officer was petitioned by his officers, federal and democratic, to retire from the service, on account of his incapacity.
(Advertisement) FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. Deserted from Greenleaf’s Point, Washington City, between the 23d March and 3d of April 1815, the following soldiers of the 36th Regt. U. S. Infantry, to wit: … John Williams, aged 24 years, 5 feet 8 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by profession a farmer – born in Matthews County, Va. …
The above reward will be given for apprehending and delivering the above soldiers, or ten dollars for either of them, at this or any other post or garrison in the U. States. N. BLADEN, Lieut. Comd’g at Greenleaf’s Point.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sums hereinafter mentioned be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the following purposes, to wit: ... For rebuilding the lighthouse on New Point Comfort, Virginia, seven thousand dollars. ...
Extract of a
letter from a gentleman in
“It was fortunate that the halves of each note had been sent by Capt. ___ [sic], of packet ____ [sic], as the seal of the letter had evidently been broken. The same gentleman observes that he had received verbal information, that as many as ten other letters received by the same mail, had also, their seals broken.” Federal Republican.
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, A Vessel now on the Stocks, and can be launched in 3 or 4 weeks, of the following dimensions, viz: 62 Feet Straight Rabit, 25 ½ feet Beam; 13 feet Hold; 17 feet Rake Forward; 4 feet Rake Aft. Iron fastened, will measure about 220 Tons, and supposed to stow 300
Hogsheads Tobacco, or 2,500 Barrels Flour – all the Carpenters and outside Joiners work complete.
Apply to MR. JOHN BILLUPS, in
50 Dollars Reward. Ran away on the 27th May, 1817, a negro man named
LOT, about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, spare made, skin very black, forehead
large, the face tapering to the chin, has the ends of the three last fingers on
the left hand cut off just above the nails, and is about 25 years of age. He
lived till nearly grown at Campfields, near
(Advertisement) One Hundred Dollars Reward will be given for the apprehension and securing in jail, the following Negro Fellows ; who absconded from the Indian Ridge, Currituck County, N.C. on the 12 instant – viz: FRANK, a black fellow, 5 feet 10 inches high, about 25 years of age, stout and fleshy; has a scar on his left cheek, from the cut of a knife, extending from the lower part of the ear to the corner of his mouth – originally purchased in Matthews County of Mr. Thomas James. … Masters of Vessels and others are hereby forewarned from harboring or carrying off the above described Negroes. JOHN BELL, REDING SIMMS.
DIED. In Mathews county, on the 12th inst. Capt. James Blake.
The schooner Razee, from
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney, and it
appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the Defendant Thomas W. Norman,
is not an inhabitant of this Commonwealth, and not having entered his
appearance and given security, according to the act of the General Assembly and
the rules of this Court : On the motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney
aforesaid, it is ordered, That unless
the said defendant doth appear here on the first day of November Court next,
and answer the plaintiff’s bill and give security as the act of assembly
directs, the Court will at a future day, proceed to take the said bill for
confessed and decree according thereto. And it further decreed and ordered,
that the other defendants do no pay away or secrete any debts due by them to
the said defendant Norman, or property held by them for his use, but hold the
same subject to the further order of this Court, and that the defendants,
Richard White, Robert Green, Wm. Evans, junr. and Richard Green, tenants,
residing upon the land, the property of the said defendant Norman, in this
county, and within the jurisdiction of this Court, do pay into the hands of Francis
Armistead, (a trustee appointed by the Court, to receive the same) their
several rents as they become due, agreeably to their contracts made for the
said rents, and the said Francis Armistead is also appointed a commissioner to
sell the property mentioned in the bill of complaint, to wit : One Ox Cart, two
yoke of Steers, two head of young Cattle, one Cow and one Canoe, upon a credit
of six months, first giving notice of the time and place, ten days at least
before such sale, by advertisement posted up at the door of Court-House and
other public places within this county, who is ordered to take bond or bonds
from the purchaser or purchasers with approved security, and made payable to
himself as trustee aforesaid, and also to ___ out for the balance of the
present year, in any manner he may consider best calculated to promote the
interest of those concerned, the two negroes mentioned in the plaintiff’s bill,
to wit : Minny and Randall, and the proceeds of such hire, together with the
proceeds of the sales of the property above mentioned, and the rents which he
may receive from the tenants aforesaid, the said trustee is hereby ordered to
hold in his hands, to be disposed of as this Court shall hereafter decree. And
it is lastly ordered, that a copy of this decretal order be forthwith inserted
in some Newspaper printed in the Borough of Norfolk, or the City of
The Revenue cutter, which was dispatched by the
Collector a few days ago in search of a little schooner, fitted out at this
port under suspicious circumstances, returned on Wednesday evening without
having seen any thing of the object of her pursuit. Captain Ham, of the cutter,
put into all the neighboring rivers that were navigable, and made particular
enquiry of the inhabitants in their vicinity, after the said schooner,
informing them at the same time of the strong presumption of her being fitted
out for piratical purposes – but could
gain no intelligence of her. We learn, however, from the information of Mr.
Williams, a pilot of this town, who arrived yesterday from
We learn from the captain of one of the Matthews county packets that the pilot-boat schr commanded by Mitchell, which slipped out of this port a few days since, and who is supposed to be engaged in some illicit enterprise, has been taken possession of by the collector of East-River – the arms and ammunition which have been landed in North River (in Matthews county,) with Mitchell and 17 of his crew were afterwards taken on board of a sloop commanded by a captain Walker, and conveyed (supposed) to Baltimore. – Beacon.
Captain Mitchell, the master of the piratical schooner
mentioned above, came to
Laws passed by the
Legislature of Virginia ... 158 An Act incorporating the trustees of the
FOR SALE, A NEW SCHOONER,
Built in Matthews County, of the best Seasoned Materials ; A high decked vessel
– Burthen 135 tons, carpenter’s measurement. She lays at
(Advertisement) A CAUTION.
All persons are hereby cautioned and forewarned from purchasing a small
schooner boat, called the COLLECTOR, of
The brig Rising Sun, from Portland for Baltimore, was driven in a late gale, upon the Wolf-Trap, where she lay and beat for about two hours, when the tide rising she drifted over the shoal – but it being impossible to keep her free, she was run ashore near Newpoint Comfort. It is expected part of her cargo will be lost.
(Advertisement) LAND FOR
We learn from Capt. Turner, of the sloop Packet, from
Capt. Turner saw the Ship in Mobjack Bay on Tuesday evening, when two pilots were going to her ; he learnt also from a man who had been on board the pilot boat from which the Spaniards were landed, that he had conversed with one of the crew of the pilot boat, who gave as the reason from their being put on shore, previous to their arrival at Baltimore, that the ship was to remain 3 or 4 days in the Bay – Capt. Turner brought a letter from one of the Spaniards, (said to have been the mate of the Spanish vessel,) to the Spanish Consul at this place, who, we learn, has given Capt. Turner instructions to return to Matthews and bring the men to Norfolk.
The Spanish Captain, an elderly man, was detained on board the privateer, to be carried to Margarita with the prize schooner.
We gave in yesterday’s Beacon a statement of sixteen Spanish Sailors being put ashore in Matthews County, on Sunday last, in a very destitute situation, by an American Ship bound to Baltimore, at anchor in Mobjack Bay, which had received them from a Patriot privateer, by which they had been taken.
Capt. Ham, of the Revenue Cutter, who was dispatched by the Collector on Wednesday, to ascertain the character of the ship, returned last evening, and from him we obtained the following information just as our paper was going to press.
The ship is the Good Return, of Freetown, Wm. C. Sands, master, and as her clearance, (dated 8th August) specifies, is from Baltimore, bound to the West Indies, having on board no other cargo than some barrels of Herrings – She sailed from Baltimore August 9th, put to sea, and returned into Cape Henry on 18th, anchoring in Severn River at 6 p.m. of that day.
On the 25th August she again put to sea ; on
30th came to anchor off Beaufort, N.C. – Sept. 2d, discharged her
pilot ; Sept. 4, at 5 P.M. was boarded by a Patriot Brig of War, which put on
board her 16 Spanish prisoners, with provisions and water to bring them in. At the Ship’s company being in a state of mutiny, Capt.
Sands determined to put back, Sept. 7, spoke schr. Hebe, with orders for the
Ship to return into the
The above particulars were obtained from Capt. Sands and from the ship’s Log Book. – We could not learn the name of the privateer or her commander. The Spaniards have not yet reached this place.
PRIVATEERING! – SMUGGLING! – PIRACY!
The account which these men gave of themselves, is, that they were part of the crew of the Spanish schr. La Mila (alias Sufficiente) commanded by captain Don Jose Carboner, which sailed from Havanna on the 15th Aug. last, bound on a voyage to the coast of Africa ; that on the 31st of the same month, in lat. 32, lon 70, they fell in with an armed brig under Sen. ARTIGA’s colors, called El Oriental Irresistable, capt. ____, (residing in Baltimore, as they understood from her crew.) – La Mila was then made a prize of, and after taking from on board 21 of her crew, leaving the captain five men on board the prize, she was manned with a prize crew and ordered for Margaritta. Four days after their capture, they fell in with the American ship Good Return, Wm. C. Sands, master, of Freetown, from Baltimore, and were put immediately on board of that vessel, the captain of the privateer furnishing capt. S at the same time with a plenty of provisions and water to take them to St. Bartholomews, and paying him also for each man twenty two dollars –
As soon as captain Sands had got the prisoners in charge,
he ordered them to be put in irons between decks, and in this situation they
remained until the following day when they were brought up and ordered to proceed
to work with threats and menaces that they
should lose their lives if they dared to disobey. During the night which
they were in irons, they heard at times a considerable bustle upon deck, and
occasionally the rowing of boats as if passing from the vessel to another, and
bags and boxes of money, as they believed, (for they distinctly heard the
jingling of dollars.) were repeatedly thrown upon deck and put into the cabin.
A few days afterwards, some of the crew of the ship attempted to rise upon the captain
and officers, but were overpowered and put in irons ; and while in this
situation, one of them was repeatedly whipped and beaten most inhumanely by
some of the crew. After receiving on board the treasure (as supposed) capt
Sands shaped his course for the Chesapeake, and on his passage a few days
before he got in, was boarded by a schooner from Baltimore with a letter and instruction for the ship to return
there. The ship accordingly entered the
It is further reported by these men, that they understood while on board the Good Return, that she had been dispatched from Baltimore to meet a large Portuguese prize at sea, made by the Irresistible and to take from on board of her a part of her cargo and return with it to Baltimore; but by some ____ they had missed her. They said also, that they understood the privateer had taken and destroyed __ Portuguese vessels and that she had her hold full of money when she captured La Mila.
The Good Return came to anchor in the Bite of Craney Island yesterday evening – sufficient to say that when captain Ham of the cutter, boarded her at East River, he found on examining her log book that she had been as far south as Beaufort, N.C., where she had discharged her pilot and soon after had the 16 Spanish seamen put on board of her – that the crew afterwards mutinied, and that captain Sands steered for the Chesapeake, and that on the passage thither he was boarded by a schooner from Baltimore, called the Hebe, with instructions for her return to that port – all of which is in confirmation of the statement made by the Spaniards.
Extract of a letter, from
“A deserter from one of the ships yesterday observed that their object is to winter in Mobjack.”
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, (Now lying at Hunter’s Ship-Yard) A new schooner of 136 tons, will carry about 1000 barrels; built in Matthew’s county, Virginia, of good materials. If she is not sold previous to FRIDAY, the 5th inst. at private sale, she will then be sold at public sale, at , P.M. to the highest bidder, for cash or approved negotiable notes. ROBERT HUNTER, S. A. Marsteller, Auctioneer.
(Advertisement) BY HARRISON & STERETT, AUCTS. This Day, the 5th instant half past 12, or immediately after the sale of the ship Medford, we will sell at Ramsay’s wharf, Fell’s Point, the HULL of a new Brig or Schr. built of the best materials, in Matthews County, Virginia, 67 feet in length, 24 feet 6 inches beam, 10 feet 6 inches hold, 183 tons Carpenter’s measurement, and expected to sail fast. Terms will be made known at the time of sale. H & S
(Advertisement) BY P. ALLISON, AUCT’R. On Monday the 3d of May, at 4 o’clock P.M. at Chase’s wharf, will be sold, on a liberal credit for approved endorsed notes, The Brig EAGLE¸built in Matthew’s county, Virginia, of the best materials, burthen 210 tons, coppered and copper fastened, sails fast and may be sent to sea at a trifling expence; her inventory, which is full, may be seen on board. P. A.
The Patriot brig La Irresistible, of which mention was
made some time since, as having been risen upon in the
A turtle was lately caught in Pudding Creek, (
(Advertisement) By Harrison & Sterett, Aucts. On Tuesday, the 13th inst. at 5 o’clk. in the afternoon, at Col. Tenant’s wharf, Fell’s Point, we will sell to the highest bidder, on a liberal credit, the Schr. THOMAS TENANT, with all her tackle, apparel and appurtenances as she arrived from sea – She is an excellent vessel, two years old, built in Matthews county, Virginia, of the very best materials ; sails fast, is 181 tons, registers and carries 1200 barrels of flour – Her inventory may be seen at our county house previous to the day of sale. H. & S.
25 Cents Reward. Absconded from the subscriber on Monday the 12th
inst. two Apprentice Boys, named RALPH TOMBLIN and WILLIAM GRUNWELL. The above
reward will be paid for their delivery to me in
Masters of Vessels and others are hereby forewarned against employing, harboring, or carrying off said Apprentices, under the penalty of the law. JOHN RIGGINS.
(Advertisement) Pursuant to a Decree pronounced by the Judge of the Williamsburg Chancery District Court, June 14th, 1819, in the case of George Williamson, surviving Executor of Jacob Williamson, dec’d, against Seth Foster and Ann his wife, and other defendants, WILL BE SOLD, Before the Tavern door of Mr. ___ Atkinson, in the County of Matthews, for Cash, On Monday the 23d inst. THREE NEGROES, viz. David, Richard, and Maria. Robert Lively, D.M. for B. W. PRYOR, M.W.C.D.C.
(Advertisement) A MEETING Will commence at New-Point Comfort Meeting House, in Matthews County, on Thursday the 30th inst. to continue four or five days ; our brethren in the ministry are most cordially invited to attend ; the people generally who may be disposed to offer their devotions to their Maker, will find themselves agreeably situated for that angelic employment at this place : vessels can go up Horn harbour, within three hundred yards of the Camp ground, up Pea creek within a mile and up East river within a mile ; those who go by water to the meeting, will be assisted in moving their baggage from and to the water’s edge. SAMUEL GARRARD and MILES KING, Managers.
(Advertisement) STEAM MILLS FOR
These Mills are of a ten-horse power, and drive two saws
and a pair of stones. The entire establishment is about two years old. The
navigation to the Mills, by the way of the Piankitank, is only about six miles
This property is certainly very desirable. A ready and
convenient market offers for the lumber at
(Advertisement) Wheat & Flour – 800 bushels prime Wheat, 850 bbls, superfine Flour, the cargo of the schr. William & Henry, from Fredericksburg, for sale by WALSH & GALLAGHER, 66 South St. ALSO, the said schooner WILLIAM & HENRY, lying at the east side of Old slip, burthen 130 tons, built in Mathews county, Virginia, is an excellent vessel, well found, and can be sent to sea at small expence.
General Assembly of Virginia
... Ten persons were named as candidates for the post of Sergeant at Arms.
Major James Baytop, of
Port of Baltimore, Jan. 3 [Brig Alonza] came into the Bay on Thursday in the snow storm, the weather very boisterous and cold – there were several vessels at New Point Comfort bound to sea, their sails &c frozen so they could not get under way, came into the river yesterday morning early, and with difficulty got thru the ice to the Port.
NOTICE. The Subscriber intends
offering for SALE, at Matthews Court-House, to the highest bidder residing in
this or any of the adjoining Counties, On MONDAY the 14th day of
February next, it being Court-day, If
fair, if not, on the next fair day following. SEVERAL VALUABLE YOUNG AND
LIKELY NEGROES, Consisting of Men, Women and Children, Boys and Girls ; among
them are two good plain Weavers, one of each sex, and two likely Girls reared
in the house from childhood ; the others are fit either for the house or field.
The terms for all or most of them will be one third Cash, one third on or
before the 1st day of June next, and the remaining third on or before
Christmas next, (25th December, 1820.) The whole of the above
Property, or any part thereof, may be purchased, in the meantime privately.
Bonds, with approved security, will be required, and to carry interest from the
date, if not punctually paid.
Extract of a letter dated,
Green Plains, Matthews County, 7th May, 1819 Sir – I have received the letter of the committee of correspondence dated in January last, covering certain resolutions of the Agricultural Society, and being fully impressed with the importance of the subjects embraced therein, I avail myself of a moment’s leisure, during the recess of the courts, to give the information required as far as I am able at present.
Whilst the heart of the state has been invigorated and
improved in its agriculture by the precepts and examples of Arator ; whilst a
Nicholas has shed the light of experience even to the banks of Kanawha, we have
a Tabb, who by the elegance of his farm, and his superior management of it,
excites the torpid extremities of the State, and the agriculture of the
counties of Gloucester, Middlesex and Mathews, and I might say, of the whole
Senatorial district, is improving. Great attention is now paid to the raising
and carrying out all kinds of manure ; deep ploughing and turning in a good
coat of vegetable matter is allowed to be right, and is pursued. Large
quantities of artificial grass seed are annually sown, and very partial grazing
is admitted at all. The county of Mathews, in which I reside, consists
generally of what we (who are not chemical agriculturists) call a stiff white
oak soil, but moderately rich, has a clay foundation ; it is not unlike the
human mind in some, far from being lively or easily excited, but when ploughed
deep, and warmed by a little artificial heat, produces a most abundant crop,
and is tenacious to an extreme of what it gets, showing gratitude for twenty,
nay I might say for fifty years for a coat of manure, though cruelly treated
ever afterwards, by repeated and untimely cultivation. Our crops consist of
barley, wheat, corn, and Indian peas, for market – the tobacco crop being
almost entirely abandoned, even in the
Sheep is a most pernicious stock at best. The most economical mode of management is to confine them to lots in the spring, until the fields intended for cultivation get clothed with long grass, which they are not fond of, and by this means the injury resulting from their grazing is greatly diminished. – The modern mode of raising hogs, to wit, by suffering them to graze on the clover in the day, and to have them penned at night, (thereby saving much manure,) is certainly preferable to any other ; but if the old fashioned mode of feeding them in the morning, and turning them in the woods to shift for themselves, was still persisted in, I think it would be an improvement if the hogs were fed at night instead of the morning. The consequence would be this: as soon as they had risen, expecting nothing but what was to be gained by their own industry, they would go busily at work in pursuit of what could be had by that means; at evening expecting a comfortable supper from the hand of him who minds them, they will with great certainty come up, when they should be fed in the pen where they remain for the night ; which being frequently changed, they will amply repay you in the manure, for the corn expended upon them. Most of the farmers in this county raise meat enough for their own consumption ; few make any for sale.
The common Carey plough is in most general use with us.
Some years ago, there lived a man in the
A fair experiment of the relative value of horses and oxen for agricultural purposes, has not been made. The most judicious manager with us is partial to oxen. My own opinion is this: if persons of good judgment were employed in breaking them, and giving them an early habit of quick motion, at the same time training them to be governed by leading lines, a pair of good oxen would be equal to a pair of ordinary mules or horses, and they would not cost half as much.
On a well conducted farm, where the Dairy is superintended
by a managing woman, it might be an object of profit. I think where your farm
is near to a large town (as the farms with us are convenient to
We have no fences with us more permanent than wood. To the estate on which I reside, consisting of about 650 acres of arable land, there are 100 acres of wood land attached : this I find scarcely equal to the purpose of the wood & rail timber ; but I am not an economist in fuel, having very many negro quarters where there should be fire. Mr. Rootes, who resides at White Marsh, and who (from the excellent quality of his land) is not disposed to keep more in wood than necessary, thinks that one tenth of an estate in timbered land will be sufficient for the support of the balance ; probably his opinion on this subject is more correct than mine.
I remain yours, respectfully, JAMES H. ROY.
MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE. As Doctor HICKS, of Matthews County, was passing through Gosport to Portsmouth on Wednesday last, in a gig, the horse took fright, and after running ungovernably from the main street, into an avenue leading to the river, he finally ran the gig with such violence against a tree in front of Mr. J. B. Pott’s house, as to disengage himself from the gig, and threw Doctor Hicks out to the distance of 10 to 12 feet. He lay for some time apparently lifeless, when he was removed to the house of Mr. Potts, where he now is, receiving the kindest attentions. His body, we learn, is much bruised – and he is severely cut over his left eye and on the right side of his head. – He is not considered out of danger, though somewhat better.
(Advertisement) CAMP MEETINGS. The Camp Meeting at New Point Comfort, Matthews county, will commence on Wednesday, 16th inst. and that at Tangier Island, on Thursday, 17th inst.
The Steam-Boat POWHATAN proposes to accommodate those who may be disposed to attend the above meetings, by the following arrangement:
The Boat will leave Nivison’s wharf, on Tuesday, 15th inst. precisely at 10 o’clock, A.M. – land passengers at New Point the same evening, and proceed thence to Tangier Island. After her return from Tangier, the Powhatan will during the continuance of the meetings, leave Nivison’s wharf, every morning, at 6 o’clock, (weather permitting,) for New Point and Tangier, and return to Norfolk the same evening.
Passage, to either place, going and returning, $2 only, or $1 for each passage.
No charge for baggage, camp equipage, and provisions, which must be at the risk of the owners. – Passengers, with their baggage &c. must be put on board and landed at their own expence.
Dinner will be furnished to those who desire it at 75 cts. each ; breakfast and supper 50 cts. each. Those who may wish to be furnished on board, are particularly requested to notify the Captain thereof, on the day preceding the Boat’s departure. L. HOLDEN, Captain.
(Advertisement) MR. PHILIP DARE, Sir, In consequence of the destruction of the Clerk’s Office of Gloucester County, by fire, and all the Records therein, amongst which was the Will of JOHN KEYS, (late of said county) in which you were one of the legatees, and in which I am interested in the right of my wife, who was Eliza Munstan, take notice that I shall proceed to take the depositions of sundry persons, at Gloucester Court House, to re-establish the said will, before the Commissioners of said county, who will meet at 10 o’clock of the morning of the first Saturday in September next; who have been appointed by the Executive of this State, under an act of the General Assembly, passed March 1st, 1819, when and where you will attend if you please. WM. SHACKLEFORD.
Married – In
(Advertisement) AT PRIVATE SALE, A new, handsome, copper fastened and fast sailing SCHOONER, 24 4-94 tons, built in Matthews county, Virginia – she has a new suit of best Russia Duck Sails, and running Rigging complete. The terms will be moderate, and the vessel may be seen by applying to HARRISON & STERETT.
Another Spirit of ’76 gone. On the 26th inst. at the
residence of Mr. J. Cary, in the town of
(Advertisement) On Friday, the 2d day of March at one o’clock, at the Exchange, we will sell on a credit of three and six months, for approved endorsed notes A NEW BRIG, Built in Matthews County, Virginia, of the best white oak, 217 tons, carpenter’s measurement, copper fastened, with lower masts, boom and bowsprit, well secured with beams and knees, and expected from her model and general appearance to sail uncommonly fast. She may be seen and examined at Ramsay’s wharf, Fell’s Point, at any time previous to the sale.
July, 1821 – The North American Review, Issue 32 (
Botany of the United States … The
next book relating to our plants is of less pretension than Catesby’s History,
but of far more value as a scientific work, namely, the Flora Virginica, the
joint production of Clayton and Gronovius, assisted by Linneaus himself, who
was in Holland at the time it written.
John Clayton emigrated from
(Advertisement) FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. Will
be given for bringing to me, near Loretto Post Office,
Schr. Alert, Beers, 10 days from
(Advertisement) For Sale, Freight or Charter, The coppered and copper fastened schooner NEW PACKET, Bagley, master, burthen about 50 tons ; sails very fast, built in Matthews county of the best materials for a packet, having extensive accommodations for passengers. Apply on board, west side Peck slip, or to DIVIE BETHUNE & CO.
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, FREIGHT OR CHARTER, The very fine fast sailing brig ROSANNA, copper fastened and coppered with heavy copper, carries about 1200 barrels, about 18 months old, built in Matthews county, Virginia, of the best seasoned timber, by capt. Miles King, for his own use, fitted and found in the best manner, and considered by good judges to be a first rate vessel
ALSO FOR SALE, The Hull Masts and Spars complete of a first rate clipping Brig or Schooner, now building in Matthews county by Capt. Miles King, and can be launched in about three weeks ; she is about 190 tons burthen, copper fastened to the bends, decks copper nailed, built of the best materials, and expected to sail as fast as any vessel of her class.
Apply to WM.
HOWELL & SON,
She has nearly two suits of sails, and a large inventory, and may be sent to sea at a trifling expense. Apply to THOS. TENANT.
Oct. 5. – Ar. revenue cutter James Monroe, Jones, from
a cruise. Off New Point, boarded Spanish
Was committed to
FOR SALE, A remarkable fine new BRIG, built in Matthews County,
Virginia, of the best material, under the immediate direction of Captain Miles
King – burthen 188 tons, Carpenters’ measurement, about 230 tons Custom House
measurement ; expected to carry 1600 barrels, and to sail as fast as any
vessel. She is copper fastened, and can be ready for sea in a week, and will be
sold low. Apply to WM. HOWELL & SON,
New Store, near
The above goods having been selected with great care and attention (by Cole & Sheldon) and purchased on the best terms for cash, they are now offered for sale at a very moderate advance, at their Store near Gloucester Courthouse, formerly occupied by Pryor & Robbins. Their assortment will be kept complete, having an experienced agent in New York, from whom they will be constantly supplied with goods on the best terms and of the latest importations and fashions, which will enable them, at all times, to offer them to their customers as low as they can be purchased in Virginia. C. S. & S. particularly invite those who wish to purchase good and CHEAP GOODS to call and examine for themselves.
Huntley Gayle was called to the Chair and James H. Roy, appointed Secretary.
Whereupon the following resolutions were moved and seconded.
1. Resolved, That the age, experience, acknowledged talents and genuine republican principles of John Q. Adams, give him the first claim to the office of President of the U. S.
2. Resolved, That gratitude and honor are due to General Jackson for his distinguished services.
this meeting will use all fair and honorable means to aid and assist the
Died. In Matthews County, Va., John Patterson, Esq. one of the oldest and most respectable citizens of that county. He was a soldier of the revolution.
(Advertisement) TO CLERKS OF COURT. A MAN with a small family, who has been employed for the last nine or ten years as deputy in a Clerk’s Office of a County Court and Superior Court of law, will be without employment at the end of the present year, and is desirous of obtaining a situation in one or both of these offices. Satisfactory recommendations can be produced of industry, steadiness and capability. A line addressed to A.H. Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia, will be attended to.
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, FREIGHT OR CHARTER, The fine brig ROSANNAH, John Weston, master; copper fastened and coppered, built in Mathews county, Va. carries 1200 barrels ; sails fast ; 3 years old last March ; a faithful built vessel of the best materials – Apply to WM. HOWELL & SON, No. 75 Smith’s wharf.
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, FREIGHT OR CHARTER, The new schooner EO, John Walker, master, built in Matthews county, Virginia, of the best materials, copper fastened in the most faithful manner ; will sail fast, and supposed to carry about 750 bbls. She has one chain, and two hemp cables, and 3 anchors. WM. HOWELL & SON.
11 acres near
10 do do do do
which two parcels of land Henry Keating, a foreigner died seized, and 41 acres
BY R. LEMMON & CO. On
Wednesday, the 14th inst. at , at the Exchange. The very
superior and fast sailing Brig PRESIDENT ADAMS, built in Matthews county,
Virginia ; her upper works are entirely of cedar, copper fastened and coppered
with heavy copper, 200 tons burthen and will carry 1500 barrels, with fine
accommodations for passengers, has made but one voyage and has since been
caulked and put in complete order. Can be examined at
The Pilot Boat Schooner DANDY, now lying at Dorgin &
Bailey’s ship yard,
Major W. B. Barney, who returned on Tuesday morning
last from locating several sites for Light Houses down the Bay, informs that
the schooner Prompt, of and for Alexandria, from New York, with a full cargo
and deck load, went ashore on the bar at New Point Comfort, close in with the Light
House, on Friday night last; that the Revenue Cutter, on board of which Major
B. was, in running in for a harbor on Sunday night, at about half past 10
o’clock, discovered the above schooner; but it being extremely dark could not
distinguish her situation until very near, - and being in four fathoms water,
determined to anchor and send assistance; but in rounding too for that purpose,
the cutter grounded on the edge of the bar, and the tide leaving her it was not
until the next tide (Monday, 12 o’clock,) that she was got off, without,
however, sustaining the slightest injury. The Prompt was on her beam ends and
had bilged, part of her deck load had rolled overboard and a good deal of it
had been saved from the beach. A scow went alongside early on Monday morning
and several craft were left at anchor to receive the cargo. The captain and
crew had returned on board – and the owner was taken off the steam-boat
(Advertisement) FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER, The fine new Mathews county built brig GEN. MERCER, Capt. Paul, burthen about 800 barrels. …
[By the steam boat from
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, The new schooner WILLIAM & MARY, about one hundred tons burthen, will carry about 600 barrels, Said schooner was built in Matthew’s county, Virginia, of the best materials, copper fastened and Butt bolted with copper – Fitted out in the neatest and best manner, and may be considered a first rate vessel of her class. Apply on board at Leaf & Gooden’s yard, to Captain E. WEEMS, or HUGH & WM. CRAWFORD, Jr.
The Spanish brig Amigus, which run foul of the Guatemala Packet, and was supposed to have sunk, is safe, and has arrived at New Point Comfort, with loss of foretopmast, maintop gallantmast, jibboom and head. We learn from the Norfolk Herald that she left Baltimore under circumstances calculated to excite suspicion, and had been three days at anchor off Smith’s Island, supposed waiting for armament, as it was pretty well known that she was destined for the coast of Guinea, to resume her old trade ; but a Vigilant* watch was kept in the bay to prevent munitions of war of any description reaching her, and it was probable with a view to ascertain the cause that she was putting back.
*Name of the
(Advertisement) FOR SALE, FREIGHT OR CHARTER The fast sailing copper fastened and coppered Schooner VIRGINIA, John Weston master; 20 months old, built in Matthews county, Va., carries 650 barrels, is a first rate vessel. Apply to Captain Weston, or to WM. HOWELL & SON
(Advertisement) SHANNON DALE, This full blooded Horse will be let to mares the present Spring, and five dollars the single leap, eight dollars the Spring’s chance, sixteen dollars to ensure a foal, and twenty-five cents to the groom in each case.
SHANNON DALE is a beautiful dark
sorrel, fifteen hands and three inches high, of fine action and great vigor;
was got by the full blooded imported Horse Eagle, and bred by Mr. Thomas Lowrey
A number of highly respectable persons of Gloucester Court-House, has certified that Shannon Dale is a sure foal getter; and has produced as likely Colts as any horse that his stood in that county for 12 or 15 years – which Certificates is in the possession of the subscriber. … JAMES BARTLETT, Jr. Talbot county, April 1.
THOMAS JANVIER, 87 Smith’s Whf.
has for sale … a new sharp SCHOONER, built of the best seasoned white
oak, at Matthews county, Va., copper fastened and coppered, fitted in the most
approved and complete manner, at this port, will stow well and sail fast. She
now lies at Messrs. Leaf & Goodwin’s ship yard,
(Advertisement) PUBLIC SALES BY R. LEMMON & CO. On Tuesday, 10th inst. at , at the Exchange … The ship POCAHONTAS, burthen about 3700 bbls. coppered and copper fastened, was built in Matthews county, Virginia, of the best materials, and in a most faithful manner, is an uncommon fast sailer and well found in sails, &c.
(Advertisement) NEW SCHOONER
(Advertisement) THOMAS C.
AMORY, COMMISSIONER of the Superior Court of Chancery for the District of
Williamsburg, having obtained a license to practice the Law, offers his services
to the public as an Attorney at Law. He will take business in the Superior
& Inferior Courts of Gloucester, Middlesex, and
A coroner’s inquest was held on Thursday morning, in
The citizens of Mathews county, convened at the Court
House, on the 28th March, for the purpose of selecting delegates, to
meet the delegates from the other counties, composing this senatorial district,
that they might nominate suitable persons to represent them in the convention
directed by law to meet at
Colonel Christopher Tompkins was called to the chair, and William H. Roy, appointed Secretary.
On motion, Thomas R. Yeatman, Col. Thomas Hudgins, Charles Atkinson, and Dr. Wm. Shuletice were designated by the Chair, to draft resolutions expressive of the views of the meeting, who after a short interval offered the following –
this meeting proceed to elect five delegates to meet at Mathews Court House, on
the 20th April next, for the purpose of nominating four persons whom
they deem best calculated to represent this district in the convention, to be
”Resolved, That the other counties composing this senatorial district, be requested to concur with us, in the appointment of delegates to convene at this place, that they may consult with those we have selected, as to the most suitable persons to represent the district in the convention.”
And on motion, the foregoing resolutions were adopted – Whereupon, the meeting then proceeded to comply with the first resolution, and appointed the following gentlemen: Col. Christopher Tompkin, John D. Jarvis, William Bohannon, Colonel Thomas Hudgins and William H. Roy, delegates to meet at this place on the 20th of April next, for effecting the objects of the meeting.
Resolved, That the Editors of the Richmond Enquirer, Norfolk Herald, and Beacon, be requested to publish these proceedings. CHRISTOPHER TOMPKINS, Chair’n. W. H. ROY, Secretary.
A joint Delegation from the Counties of Accomac, Northampton, Gloucester, Middlesex, and Mathews, met at Mathews Courthouse on the 20th inst. for the purpose of recommending to the people of this Senatorial District, the persons they deem most suitable to represent them in the Convention to be held in Richmond, the 1st Monday in October next.
On motion, Col. Christopher Tompkins was called to the Chair, and Dr. Thos. Boswell appointed Secretary.
The gentlemen composing the Delegation from the respective counties of the District, presented at the meeting were –
From Accomac – Wm. P. Moore, Jno.
From Middlesex – Carter Braxton, Jno. Chewning, Dr. M. C. Booth, Wm. Sheppard, Wm. Jesse.
From Mathews – Col. Christopher Tompkins, Jno. D. Jarvis, Wm. Bohannon, Wm. H. Roy, Col. Thos. Hudgins.
On motion, it was Resolved, That the Delegates of each County should give but one vote.
On motion, Thos. R. Joynes of Accomac, Severn E. Parker
On motion, it was unanimously Resolved, That the members, composing this meeting, will use all honorable means to promote the election of the above named gentlemen.
On motion, it was Resolved, That a letter be address to the gentlemen who have received the vote of this meeting, informing them of their nomination; and the following gentlemen were appointed a Committee to carry this resolution into effect:
Thos. S. Dabney, Jno R. Potter, Carter Braxton, Wm. H. Roy, Robt. I. Poulson, Dr. Thos. Boswell.
On motion, it was Resolved, That the thanks of the meeting be presented to the Chairman and
On motion, it was Resolved, That the Editors of the Richmond Enquirer, the Norfolk Herald and Beacon, be requested to publish the proceedings of this meeting.
CHRISTOPHER TOMPKINS, Chr’mn. Thos. Boswell, Sec’ry.
Bennett White and Thomas Smith for themselves, and all other creditors of John S. Cully, who
may choose to make themselves parties and contribute to the expenses of this suit. Pltfs.
Francis Hudgins adm’r and heir of John S. Cully, dec’d, Mary George, Henry Robert Zadock, and Elizabeth Cully, and Ralph Davis & Julia his wife,
This cause came on this day, to be heard by consent on the bill, answers and exhibits, and was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof, and by like consent, the court, doth adjudge, order and decree, that the defendant Francis Hudgins adm’rs of John S. Cully, render before one of the Commissioners of this court, an account of his transactions on the estate of the said John S. Cully; in taking which said account, the Commissioner is required to state the debts paid by the administrator which do, and also, those which do not bind the heirs of the said John S. Cully; and the said Commissioner is further required to take an account of the outstanding debts of said John S. Cully which do, and which do not bind the heirs – which accounts, the Commissioner is directed to examine, state and settle, and to the court report, with any matters especially stated , deemed pertinent by himself, or which may be required by the parties to be so stated.
A Copy. Teste, ED. CHRISTIAN, c. c.
Commissioner’s Office, Gloucester Courthouse, March 19th.
The parties and all others concerned in the suit within mentioned, are hereby notified, that I have appointed Wednesday, the 17th day of June next, to commence the duties required of me by the within order of the court; on which day, at 10 o’clock, A. M., they are desired to attend this Office, prepared with the necessary documents and other testimony ready for examination and settlement. A copy,
THOS. C. AMORY, Com’r.
You say that you were instructed by the meeting to
request me, and the other gentlemen nominated, to visit the respective counties
of the District on their court days in May. The superior court of Law for the
Elections. Very Respectfully yours, SEVERN PARKER. To Messrs. Carter Braxton, John R. Potter, Wm. H. Roy, T. S. Dabney, Robert I. Poulson, Thomas Boswell.
(Advertisement) A RUNAWAY IN
JAIL. Was committed to the Jail of Gloucester county, Va. on the 23d day of
January last, a negro man by the name of Henry – who says he is the property of
one Dr. Fletcher of East Florida; that he was purchased in Georgia when a small
boy and carried somewhere on the Mississippi, where he was bought by the said
Fletcher – From the appearance of the said negro, and his own account, he is
supposed to be about twenty-eight years of age, very black, about five feet six
inches high, and is very intelligent for a slave. When committed to jail, he
had on a coat of gray coarse cloth. The owner is requested to come forward,
prove property, and take him away or he will be sold as the law directs. JAMES H. JONES, Jailor,
Gloucester County Court, May Term, 1829: The Commissioners appointed this day to value Henry, a Runaway slave committed to the jail of this county, returned a report of the valuation of said slave, and the court being of opinion that the said runaway will not sell at public auction for a sum sufficient to pay the prison fees and other expenses, after being confined in jail twelve months, do fix the time of his imprisonment to be until the 6th day of June next; and doth order, that, the said slave, at the end thereof, be sold by the sheriff at public auction, after the time and place of sale having been advertised according to law. A Copy. Teste, ARTHUR S. DAVIES, c.c.
Pursuant to the above order of
court, shall sell, at public auction, at
MAT W. KEMP, D. S. for H. L. NUTTALL, s. G.C.
(Advertisement) WARNER HALL
The tract can be divided into two farms. On the one there is a large two story brick dwelling house, with five commodious rooms on a floor, and attached to it two offices of brick, (one of them used as a kitchen and laundry.) with every other building convenient for the use of the family and farm. On the other farm, there is a framed dwelling, with every requisite building.
The value of the land, the health always enjoyed by the residents, the abundance of fine fish and oysters, and the circle of delightful and improved society in its neighborhood, make Warner Hall a most desirable and delightful residence.
Gentlemen desirous of purchasing,
may obtain any information as to the property or terms of sale by a
communication in person or by letter, directed to Wm. Robins, Sr. of
The Races over the Cumpfield Course, one and a half miles from Gloucester Court-House, will commence on Wednesday, the 28th day of October, 1829.
1st day, mile heats, entrance $50, free for any colt or filly, not exceeding 4 years old, that has never won
a race on any established course.
2nd day, citizens’ purse $150, 2 mile heats, free for any horse, mare or gelding, entrance $50.
3rd day. Jockey Club purse $300, 3 mile heats, entrance $20.
4th day, Proprietor’s purse $50, mile heats, best three in five, free for any horse, mare or gelding, that has
not won a race, entrance $15, to be added to the purse.
On the same day, a sweepstake for mules, mile heats, best three in five, entrance $5.
2nd, 3rd and 4th day’s purses, subject to a discount of 10 per cent.
There are eleven entries made to a produce sweepstake, to be run over the Cumpfield Course in the spring of 1833, one mile and repeat, one hundred dollars entrance, half forfeit, to close the 1st day of January, 1830. Gentlemen wishing to make an entry, will please direct to the Proprietor.
Those members of the club, who should not be able to attend the fall meeting, will please forward their subscriptions, or the subscriber is bound to put them up.
The 36th rule of the Club will be enforced against delinquents. T. CARY, Proprietor.
The Proprietor will be, as heretofore, prepared to accommodate gentlemen.
Board per day, $1.50; Man and Horse $2.00 Including fare at the race course
Stableage and litter gratis.
MARRIED. On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Glendy, Thomas H. Roberts of Matthews County, Va. to Miss Margaret, daughter of John Hutson, esq. of this city.
A report to the committee of Privileges and Election, was taken up, on
motion of Mr. Rives of
This resolution was agreed to by the House – and on Mr. Hudgins’s motion, a writ of election was directed to issue to the Sheriff of Mathews to supply the vacancy.
WHITE MARSH FOR
The time of payment will be made to suit the purchaser, and the necessary number of hands to cultivate the Estate, together with the stock of every kind, farming utensils, &c. will be sold with it, if required. JOHN TABB.
The Orations of the Graduates succeeded – and were as follows:
On the History of
Knowledge – by Jno. B. Jarvis of
The Orations being delivered, the degree of A. B. was conferred in the name of the Faculty …
Catalogue of the Officers, Students and Scholars of William &
DISASTERS BY THE GALE –
We further learn from Capt. Turner, that the Schr. Delight, Capt. Lewis, laden with corn or wheat (supposed from York River,) put into Pepper Creek, Matthews County, on Wednesday, with loss of foremast.
A letter from Col. Wm. Jones
*[Note: as printed; could be Green Plains]
MARRIED. At Green Plains, Matthews county, Va. on the 3d inst. by the Rev. John Cole, John Beverly Roy, Esq. merchant of that borough, to Miss Mary M. Roy, oldest daughter of the late James H. Roy, Esq.
Body Found. –
The body of a man was found about ten
days since, on Four Point Marsh, mouth of