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alleys, and docks from filth or dirt, heaps of dung and rubbish and oyster shells, and keeping them clean from such nuisances ; these are, therefore, in His Majesty's name, to require and command all and every of the inhabitants of the city immediately to clear away all such nuisances, and to keep their doors and kennels clean and free from all such offensive materials, or they shall be prosecuted for their neglect as the law directs in such cases, by
JOHN AYSCOUGH, Sheriff. May 25, 1747 :
Run away, on April the 25th, from Capt. Abraham Kip, in New York, an Indian man, about eighteen years old, and speaks good English. Had on, when he went away, a gray cloth jacket, an old pair of trowsers, and an iron ring about his neck and one about his leg, with a chain from one to the other. Whoever takes up and secures the said Indian, so that he may be had again, shall have twenty shillings reward, and all reasonable charges paid by
ABRAHAM KIP. June 22, 1747 :
Just imported from London, and to be sold by the printer hereof. Price, 20s.
THE FAMOUS ANODYNE NECKLACE, for children's teeth, recommended in England by Dr. CHAMBERLEN, with a remedy to open and ease the foregums of toothing children, and briug their teeth safely out.
Children on the very brink of the grave, and thought past recoy. ery, with their teeth, fits, fevers, convulsions, hooping and other violent coughs, gripes, looseness, and all proceeding from their teeth, who cannot tell what they suffer, nor make known their pains any other way but by their crying and moans, have almost miraculously recovered, after having worn the famous Anodyne Necklace but one night's time. A mother then would never forgive herself, whose child should die, for want of so very easy a remedy for its teeth. And what is particularly remarkable of this necklace is, that of those vast numbers, who have had this necklace for their children, none have made any complaints, but express how glad they have been that their children have worn it ; whereas, if they had not had it, they believed their children would have been in their graves ; all means having been used in vain till they had the Necklace.
August 31, 1747 :
To be seen at the house of Mr. Hamilton Hewetson, at the sign of the Spread Eagle, near White Hall Slip :
BATEMAN ; or, THE UNHAPPY MARRIAGE.
With a fine dialogue between Punch and his wife Joan. Acted by a set of
lively figures, late from Philadelphia. Also, a most curious posture-Master Boy, late from Dublin, who performs with the utmost dexterity and surprising postures, transforming himself into a great number of various shapes, together with a great variety of tumbling, exceeding pleasant and diverting, and many other curiosities too tedious to mention, by
RICHARD MOSELY. Tickets to be had at any time, at 2s. 6d., at 2s., at 18d., or at ls., according to situation. To begin exactly at 7 o'clock.
October 26, 1747 :
By Ilis Excellency the Ilonourable George Clinton, Captain-General and Governour-in-Chief of the Province of New York, &c.
To Mr. JAMES PARKER, Printer to the General Assembly of the Province of New York:
WHEREAS, some persons, calling themselves a Committee of the General Assembly of this Province, came into an apartment of my house, on the 9th instant, while I was engaged in my private affairs, and, without the least previous notice, one of them offered to read a large bundle of paper, which he said was a remonstrance from that House, and desired my leave to read the same, which I absolutely refused, or to have it left with me : And whereas the Speaker of the said General Assembly hath, in disregard to my authority and person, ordered the same to be printed by you in their votes, altho' I had forewarned you by my Secretary not to do it : But, as you afterwards signified to him, that a verbal order was not sufficient to forbid you printing anything to that purpose-I DO hereby, in His Majesty's name, expressly forbid you, or any other person in this Province, to reprint or otherwise publish the said paper, called a Remonstrance of the General Assembly of this Province, as you and they shall answer the same, at your peril : The said paper containing many false, scandalous and malicious aspersions on me, as Governour of this Province. And I do hereby further require you to give publick notice of this, my order, by publishing the same in your next newspaper, and for your so doing this shall be your warrant.
Given under my hand at the city of New York, 24th October, . 1748.
December 6, 1747 :
Cornelius Van Denbergh, as Albany post, designs to set out for the first time this winter on Thursday next. All letters to go by him are desired to be sent to the post-office or to his house, near the Spring Garden.
December 14, 1747 :
We have very little news, and the post's not expected in till next Saturday. But as we have lately been obliged to give several supplements, we hope all such of our kind customers as are upwards of one year in arrears will now think it time to discharge the same, as the weather continues very severe, and the printer but illy provided to stand the brunt of a long winter.
December 21, 1747 :
Writings relating to law and trade, &c., done by an elderly man who has practiced these branches many years in this city and other places, but being of late often lame, is not able to go to people's houses as usual; he therefore gives this publick notice that he attends at Mrs. Boordet's, next door to Mr. Lattouche's, on King street, to write for lawyers, merchants, executors of wills, &c., such writings as they have not time, or will not take the trouble, or have not ability to do. He undertakes the meanest business (as well as the greatest), even to filling up a bond, indenture, &c., or writing a letter relating to trade or private affairs, which he always keeps secret; and though he is above 50 years of age, he writes a fair hand, and as quick as most young men.
N. B. He sells blank bonds and other blanks as cheap as the printer.
May 16, 1748 :
PRICES CURRENT IN NEW YORK.
Wheat per bush......... 5s. | Molasses, per gal........ 2s. 9d. Flour per C. ..........
Muscovado Sugar. ... 48s. to 54s. - Milk Bread...........
Double Refined do. per lb. 2s. 2d. White Bread.........
Single Refined do. ...... 18d. Middling Bread......
Bohea Tea per lb........15s. Brown Bread............15s. Green do. do. ........ West India Rum........ 4s. 63. Indigo .............. N. England Rum...3s. 9d. to 4s. Salt per bush........... 3s. 3d.
August 1, 1748 :
ACROSS STICK FOR AN ADDLE-PATE.
TAKEN FROM THE OLD ENGLISH JOURNAL
T, Signifies Tyburn, Tom L-d Man, and Trot ;
Mecum Confertum. Informer ?
Historical Account of the Great Seal of New
DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF SIR EDMUND ANDROS, WHICH
WAS ALSO, DURING A BRIEF PERIOD, THE SEAL OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW YORK.
BY GEORGE ADLARD.
(From C. B. Richardson's Historical Magazine for April, 1862.) In September, 1685, Thomas Dongan, then governor of the Prof. ince of New York, wrote home to England, that “a new seal of this I'rovince is very much wanting, and ye people extraordinary desirous to have ye King's Seal to their Patents and other papers that concern them."O
No new seal, however, appears to have been provided until the 14th August, 1687, when a warrant was issued for it by James II. It is described in the warrant as “ engraven on the one side with our royal effigies, on horseback in arms, over a landskip of land and sea, with a rising sun and a scrole containing this motto :- Alusq. et Idem. And our titles round the circumference of the said seal : there being also engraven on the other side, our Royal Arms, with the Garter, Crown, Supporters and motto, with this inscription round ye circumference-Sigillum Provincia Nostræ Novi Eboraci, &c. in America."|
In 1686, in the second year of James II., Sir Edmund Andros had been appointed governor of the New England Colonies, whereupon a new Great Seal for New England was ordered, which is thus described in the receipt, dated 29 Sept., 1686, given for it by Andros, which is preserved in the State Paper Office, London. I Andros arrived in Boston on the 20th December, 1686.
“Engraven on the one side with His Majesty's effigies standing under a canopy, robed in his royal vestments and crowned, with a sceptre in the left hand, the right hand being extended towards an Englishman and an Indian, both kneeling ; the one presenting the fruits of the country, and the other a scroll, and over their heads a cherubim holding another scroll, with this motto--Nunquam libertas
* N. Y. Col. Hist., vol. iii., p. 365.
Ibid., vol. iii., p. 427. IN. Y. Col. Hist., vol. ir., p. 267.