An Over-Masted Privateer

Sunday last the Tartar, Capt. Mackey, sail’d down the Bay in order to proceed on his Cruise, but being (as ’tis said) over-masted, and not well ballasted, she was unfortunately overset, by a slight Flaw of Wind, near the Capes, and sunk immediately in about 8 Fathom Water. The Captain with about 60 Officers and …

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Obituary of James Merrewether


On Sunday last died after a short Illness, JAMES MERREWETHER, a Person somewhat obscure, and of an unpromising Appearance, but esteem’d by those few who enjoy’d an Intimacy with him, to be one of the honestest, best, and wisest Men in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Gazette, April 22, 1742

The Obituary of Andrew Hamilton

On the 4th Instant, died ANDREW HAMILTON, Esq; and was the next Day inter’d atBush-Hill, his Country Seat. His Corps was attended to the Grave by a great Number of his Friends, deeply affected with their own, but more with their Country’s Loss. He lived not without Enemies: For, as he was himself open and …

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Statement of Editorial Policy


It is a Principle among Printers, that when Truth has fair Play, it will always prevail over Falshood; therefore, though they have an undoubted Property in their own Press, yet they willingly allow, that any one is entitled to the Use of it, who thinks it necessary to offer his Sentiments on disputable Points to …

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Religious Mood in Pennsylvania

During the Session of the Presbyterian Synod, which began on the 28th of the last Month, and continued to the third of this Instant, there were no less than 14 Sermons preached on Society-Hill to large Audiences, by the Rev. Messrs. the Tennents, Mr.Davenport, Mr. Rowland and Mr. Blair, besides what were deliver’d at thePresbyterian and Baptist Meetings, and Expoundings and Exhortations in …

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