January 14, 1751 New York Gazette
To be Sold, A good well-built Sloop of about 70 Tons, not above a year old, her timbers all cedar, with large new rigging, sails, cables and anchors, now lying in Conetje’s Dock, where she may be view’d at any time: Any person inclining to purchase, may apply to Jacob Van Voorhis, or Peter Mesyer, at the North River, who will dispose of her on reasonable terms.
March 11, 1751 New York Gazette or Weekly Post Boy
Boston, February 18.One night last week, in bad weather, a vessel bound in from St. Kitts, ran ashore near the Light House and bilged.
Last Saturday Morning, about 6 o’clock, a fire broke out in the Keeping Room of the Rev. Mr. Gray, in this town, which had got to such a head before it was discovered, that the whole room was in a flame, and ‘twas with the utmost difficulty extinguished. Most of Mr. Gray’s cloaths were burnt, and all the furniture in the room destroyed or rendered almost useless. ‘Tis said his loss (exclusive of the damage done to the house) is at least 600 l. Old Tenor.
Feb. 25. A few days ago as Capt. Mackey was on his passage from Annapolis Royal, while two of his men were sitting in the steerage, a loaded musket that hung over their heads, fell down, and the cock striking against a chest, the gun went off, and shot one of them in or near the groin and wounded him so that he died in a few hours. ‘Tis remarkable that one of Capt. Mackey’s men was drowned near Castle William, as he was going out about a month ago.
By a Vessel from Annapolis Royal, and another from Halifax, we have advice, that our troops at Chinecto were in perfect health and high spirits; that they had such exceeding fine weather, that all the rivers and creeks were open; and that the French Commander’s Valet de Chambre, with two German soldiers had deserted to our troops, and all agree, that the French and Indians are in great want of provisions and liquor. They all inform that the French missionary among the Indians, bribed them to murder the brave Capt. How, in the infamous manner they did, and that they did, and that he punctually pays them 50 Livres for every scalp, 100 for every prisoner, and 400 for every officer they bring in of ours. That to prevent these deserters from returning or giving any intelligence to the enemy, Col. Lawrence had prudently sent them to Annapolis by Capt. Cobb.
Last Monday Evening a fire broke out on board a new sloop that had come in but the tide before from North River, and lay a-aground a little to the Northward of Minot’s T. which burnt for some time with great violence; but altho’ it was low water, an engine was with some difficulty got on board, which playing briskly soon quell’d the flames, after having done very considerable damage to the hull, sails and rigging of the sloop.
From Pamequid we have advice of the death of Capt. Williams Phips, Commander of the Garrison in that place, the eldest son of his Honour the Lieutenant Governor.
May 13, 1751. New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
To be sold at publick Vendue, on Friday the 17th Instant, at 10 o'clock in the Morning, at the Meal Market, A Number of likely Negro Slaves, lately imported in the Sloop Wolf, directly from Africa. Those that are not disposed of on that Day, will be sold at publick Vendue the Friday following.
May 20, 1751. New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
To be Sold, A Good Boat or Shallop, of about 10 Tons, her Frame red Cedar, and is about 5 years old; her Mainsail new, Jibb but little worn; she has two good Anchors and Cables, and her Rigging in good order; - draws about 5 Feet Water when loaded. Any Person inclining to purchase, may apply to John Berrian, living at Beekman's-Slip.
July 15, 1751. New-York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
The Yacht or Pleasure Boat, belonging to Capt. Roddam, being well sound with good Sails, Rigging, &c. is to be sold at publick Vendue on Thursday next, between the Hours of Eleven and One, at Mr. Ackland's Coffee-House, for ready Money.
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