April 24, 1749. New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York),
To be sold, a Plantation at Tapan, in the County of Orange, and Province of New-York, containing about 200 Acres, 20 of which are fresh Meadow, and 100 very good for Wheat, the rest well water'd and timber'd; there is a good Dwelling-House thereon, with a bearing Orchard of about 200 Apple and Pear Trees, and a Barn of 55 by 50 Foot, situated about 5 Miles from a Landing on the North River, convenient for the York Markets. Whoever has a Mind to purchase, may, by applying to Teunis DeClarke, living near the Premises, be informed of the Title and Conditions of Sale.
May 8, 1749 New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
To be Sold by publick Vendue, on the Twenty fourth Day of May next, at New Windsor, in Ulster County.
A Small Lot of Land containing above an Acre, having a good Dwelling-House thereon, a Story and a Half high, Forty five Feet long, and Twenty one wide, and a good Cellar under the Whole, and two Rooms on each Floor, with a Fire Place in each; a large Barn near it; and a small Lot with a good Store-House and Dock fit for a Store-Keeper, being the publick Landing Place frequented by the numerous Inhabitants of a large plentiful Country. The said Lots and Houses are pleasantly situated on the West Bank of Hudson's River, at New Windsor aforesaid; also 6 Acres and a Half of Meadow belonging to the said Lots, near the same. Also 50 Acres of Land about a Mile from Hudson's River, having a Frame-House thereon, and a young bearing Orchard; some of the Land is cleared and inclosed. All the said Houses and Lots will be sold together, or separate, as the Purchasers please.
August 14, 1749 New York Evening Post
New York. Last Tuesday evening a young man of about 19 years of age, apprentice to a baker in this city, went to bed in an upper room, being intoxicated, got up in the night, opened a door which was in the second story and fell down into a gang-way, where he lay till four o’clock in the morning, at which time the people of the house arose to work, and finding him there, took him up; but he died a few minuets after.
Last week, one Mr. Knox, Master of a small sloop send up the North-River, and coming near the Highlands, two men came on board him in a canoe and asked Mr. Knox for a dram, which he readily gave them; and after taking a turn or two upon deck, each of them drew forth a postol, which they had conceal’d, and coming up to Mr. Knox demanded his money, he told them that he had none, whereupon they forc’d him down into the fore-castle, one of them went into the cabbin, broke open his chest but finding no money took a bottle of rum and so went off leaving Mr. Knox barr’d down in the fore-castle, where he remained till his Negro, whom they had confin’d upon deck, released him.
We also hear that a sloop belonging to Capt. Bayard, was robb’d at or near the same place of nine pound in money which was all they had on board.
We hear that a person was lately robbed on the road near Whippany, of about twenty sillings, by two fellows who search’d the linings of his cloaths, hat and even shoes to see if he had none conceal’d.
We hear from the Jerseys, that they have lately had a considerable quantity of hail, as large as pidgions eggs which did a considerable damage to the Indian-Corn and Buck-Wheat.
Last Saturday His Majestys Ship the Grayhound, returned into this harbor from her cruze.
August 21, 1749 New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy
Within a few days past we have heard of several robberies committed on boats going up and down the North River, by persons unknown; and yesterday about one o’clock a man dressed in woman’s cloaths, was taken up in this city on suspicion Goal: He had been to church in the forenoon, in his woman’s habit, which was neat and good; but in his bundle was his man’s cloaths very poor and mean; on his being apprehended, he pretended that he came from the Mannor of Philipsbourgh, and disguised himself there on a wager. But ‘tis conjectured that he will turn out on a wager one of those robbers.
Yesterday Mrs. Pickeman, the wife of Capt. Pickeman of this city, being in good health in the morning, was taken ill suddenly, and died before any assistance could be obtained.
Last night between 9 and 10 o’clock, a fire broke out on board a new ship belonging to Capt. Thomas of this city, lying at Cannon’s Wharff, and got to such a head before it was discover’d, that it was found impossible to extinguish it; and it being almost high water, she was tow’d off into the stream, and with the tide carried above the town, where she was entirely burnt down to the water’s edge. She was built up at Connecticut, and was brought, down but a few days ago, ballasted with wood, all which, together with the masts, yards and rigging, was destroyed. It was with difficulty some other vessels lying near her when the fire broke out, were preserved.
On the alarm of the fire, Mrs. Levy, a widow gentlewoman in this city was taken with a fainting fit, suppos’d to be with the fright and died immediately.
October 16, 1749 New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
RUN away from the Sloop Speedwell of Philadelphia, Nathan Solly, Master, Thomas Nichols, of a small Stature, long thin visag'd, very swarthy, a long Nose, something pitted with the small Pox, and wore a light colour'd Wig. George -------, something larger than the other, full fac'd and smooth, except some Pimples occasioned by drinking, and wore a Worsted Cap: It is supposed they have stolen a new Rateen Coat of a light brown, with large white Buttons, a pair of black Breeches, a Gingham Jacket, two white and two Check Shirts, two pair of Worsted Stockings, and old Castor Hay with a Hole in the Crown, and Fifteen or Twenty Pounds in Cash: Had on when they went away, blue Jackets, Check Shirts, white tary [sic; "tarry"?] Trowsers, old Shes and Stockings, old Hats and very dirty. Whoever takes up and secures said Fellow, so that Capt. Solly may have them again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward for each, and reasonable Charges, paid by Nathan Solly.
N. B. The said Sloop designs for Philadelphia in two Days, and now lies at the Crane.
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