July 20, 1767 New York Mercury.
The Subscriber, a Boatman, who trades from Westchester to New-York, once or Twice a Week, having for some time past been employ’d by severals, to buy and sell country produce, has it in his power to supply, and bring to New-York, for all such as shall employ him, (on a short notice, for shipping or home use, any sort of country produce, according to the season of the year, as sheep, hogs, all kinds of poultry, butter, cheese, gammons, apples, cyder, flaxseed, & c. he intending to follow the business: All persons who shall favour him with their commands, may depend on being served according to bargain made, with integrity and dispatch: He may be spoke with a Adolph Waldron’s, near the ferry stairs, or at Captain Giles’s, near the North-River, or on a line being left at either places, he will attend them where they shall direct for him to call upon them who please to employ him. Moses Watman.
December 17, 1767. New York Journal (New York, New York)
On Friday last, arrived here from South Carolina, the famous Attakullakulla, or the Little Carpenter; Ouconnostota, or the Great-Warrior; and the Raven King of Toogoloo, with fix other Chiefs and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation, accompanied by an Interpreter. And next Day they had an Audience of his Excellency General Gage, the Commander in Chief.
All the Field and Staff Officers at Head Quarters, and those of the Corps in the Garrison, together with several other Gentlemen, attended the General on this Occasion.
The Chiefs, after being introduced, delivered the Letters of Recommendation they brought to His Excellency from the Southward: And the Little Carpenter, and Great Warrior, alternately addressed him, and implored his interposition of good Offices in directing Sir WILLIAM JOHNSON, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, to meditate a Peace between their Nation the Cherokees, and the Six Nations of Iroquois: They being deputed hither on an Embassy for that Purpose.
They met with a gracious Reception from the General, and His Excellency has been pleased to give Orders they should be properly entertained and attended, while they remain here. He promised them his Protection in the Business they are employed in; and informed them he would give the necessary Orders for their proceeding in a Sloop for Albany, for which Place we hear, they are to embark this Morning.
The Chiefs having been informed that there was a Theatre in this City, expressed a Desire of seeing a Play acted. The General thought proper to gratify their Curiosity; and gave Directions that proper Places shall be reserved for them in the House on Monday Evening last.
The Expectation of seeing the Indian Chiefs, at the Play on Monday Night, occasioned a great Concourse of People, the House was crowded, and it is said great Numbers were obliged to go away for want of Room.
The Indians regarded the Play, (which was King Richard the III,) with Seriousness and Attention, but as it cannot be supposed that they were sufficiently acquainted with the Language to understand the Plot and Design, and enter into the Spirit of the Author, their Countenances and Behaviour were rather expressive of Surprise and Curiosity, than any other Passions.—Some of them were much surprised and diverted at the Tricks of HARLEQUIN.
December 21, 1767. New-York Mercury (New York, New York)
To be sold by the subscriber, in whole or in parts, a tract of land in the county of Dutchess, called Hyde-Park, or Paulin's purchase, bounded to the northward by Staatsburgh, to the westward by Hudson's river; along which it extends 3 miles and a quarter, to the southward and eastward by the Fish Creek; containing 3600 acres street measure: The tract in general is filled with exceeding good timber, fit for staves, ship timer, and lumber, of all kinds, and abounds in rich swamps, great part of the upland exceeding good for grain or grass, and has on it some valuable improvements, particularly to the southward, a large farm with a good house, a large new barn, a young orchard of 5 or 600 apple trees, most grafted fruit, and in bearing order, with a large nursery, and between 30 and 40 acres of rich meadow ground, fit for the sythe; and about 150 acres of upland cleared and in tilling order. There is belonging to the said tract three good landing places, particularly one, where the largest Albany Sloop can lay close to a large flat rock, which forms a natural wharf, which is on an exceeding fit Place for a store, as a good road may easily be made from it through the tract into the Nine-Partners, which is now a fine wheat country. Title warranted to the purchaser.
December 31, 1767. New-York Gazette or The Weekly Post-Boy (New York, New York)
It is said, that the Merchants of this Town, trading to the West-Indies, are about applying to the Corporation, to pass a Bye-Law, that no White-Oak Hogshead Staves shall be deemed merchantable by the Cullers, but such as are 3-4 of an Inch thick on the Heart Edge, and four broad, clear of Sap, which we hope will restore the Credit of our Lumber, and enable us to share that Branch of Trade with Pennsylvania, and other Provinces, that have, for some Years past rival'd us in it at the West India Markets. The North-River Lumber is remarkably good, which, from the great Plenty of fine Lumber on each Side that River, it's hoped will so continue.
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