The Trial and Reprieve of Prouse and Mitchel

Last Week at a Court of Oyer and Terminer held in this City, two Servants, James Prouse and James Mitchel (the same who broke Prison some time since, and were retaken at Amboy) were tried for Burglary. It appeared by the King’s Evidence, that Prouse entred the House of Mr. Sheed, Barber, in Front-street, (being …

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Fire and the Nature of Horses


We hear from Trenton, that on Friday the 5th Instant, a good new Stable belonging to Mr. John Severn, was burnt down to the Ground, in which was consumed five Load of English Hay, and seven Horses were burnt to Death; occasioned by the Carelessness of a Servant, who let a Candle fall among the …

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The Printer to the Reader

The Pennsylvania Gazette being now to be carry’d on by other Hands, the Reader may expect some Account of the Method we design to proceed in. Upon a View of Chambers‘s great Dictionaries, from whence were taken the Materials of the Universal Instructor in all Arts and Sciences, which usually made the First Part of …

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One Piles a Fidler


And sometime last Week, we are informed, that one Piles a Fidler, with his Wife, were overset in a Canoo near Newtown Creek. The good Man, ’tis said, prudently secur’d his Fiddle, and let his Wife go to the Bottom. The Pennsylvania Gazette, October 16,1729

A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency

Quid asper Utile Nummus habet; patriae, charisq; propinquis Quantum elargiri deceat. —— Pers. There is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the Knowledge of the true Interest of one’s Country; and perhaps there is no Kind of Learning more abstruse and intricate, more difficult to acquire in any Degree of …

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