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All day long are we counted as sheep for the slaughter, Psal. 44 - how long Lord, holy and true? Apocal. Cap. 6, verse 10

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of October 1678. [A proclamaton for a day of fasting and prayer November 21, 1678] [Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green 1678].

By his Excellency, a proclamation. Whereas His Majesty hath been graciously pleased by His royal letter, bearing date the sixteenth day of October last past, to signifie that he hath received undoubted advice that a great and sudden invasion fro

At the Convention of the Governour and council, an representatives of the Massachusets Colony [A proclamation setting apart September 19, 1689 as a fast day]. [Cambridge Printed by Samuel Green 1689].

Pennsylvania, ss. I Prothonotary of the Supream Court of the Province of Pennsylvania, do hereby certify, that at a Supream Court held at Philadelphia, for the said Province of Pennsylvania, the day of in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven

The Lilliputian Dancing School, or ... Monsr. Gravieulo Tottibone, French Dancing Master to the Temple Lawyers [dancing with] Dame Prucilla Quiddletet, Dancing Mistress to the Milkmaids against May Day

Pennsylvania, ss. I Prothonotary of the Supream Court of the Province of Pennsylvania, do hereby certify, that at a Supream Court held at Philadelphia, for the said Province of Pennsylvania, the day of in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1709 /

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1710 /

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1711 /

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1712 /

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713 /

An elegy in memory of the worshipful Major Thomas Leonard Esq. Of Taunton in New-England: who departed this life on the 24th day of November, AnnoDomini, 1713. In the 73d year of his age. [Boston. Printed by B. Green? 1713].

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1714 /

By the governour, a proclamation Whereas at the General Court holden at New Haven, the thirteenth day of this present month, ... it was agreed and resolved by the following act, that the several laws formerly made for the suppressing and punishi

This is a draft of a parcell [i.e. parcel] of salt meadow together with severall [i.e. several] hummuks [i.e. hummocks] of upland therein contained lying in the township of Westerly belonging to Mr. William Champlin : measured and drafted this 17th day of September 1717 for M[r.] Daniell [i.e. Daniel] Brown.

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and receiver general for His Majesties said Province. To [blank] constable or collector of the Town of [blank] Greetings, &c. … Given under my hand & seal at Boston, the fifth day

A perpetual almanack: the prime, epact, cycle of the sun, dominical letter, moon's age, high water, day of the month, day of the week, what days of the month all the Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, &c in any month of any year fall on lea

A perpetual almanack: the prime, epact, cycle of the sun, dominical letter, moon's age, high water, day of the month, day of the week, what days of the month all the Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, &c in any month of any year fall on lea

A perpetual almanack: the prime, epact, cycle of the sun, dominical letter, moon's age, high water, day of the month, day of the week, what days of the month all the Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, &c in any month of any year fall on lea

An elegy upon the much lamented deaths of two desireable brothers the two eldest sons of Capt. Joshua and Mrs. Comfort Weeks, of Greenland; who departed this life in February 1735,6 the youngest whose name was Ichabod, died the 3d day, in the 22

This indenture made the ninth day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty … by and between [blank] on the one part … Directors of the Manufactory Company of Boston … [Boston? 1740] [Positive Photostat].

An act passed by the great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and held at Boston upon Wednesday the twenty-eighth day of May 1746. And continued by adjournments to Wednesday the

At a great and General court of Assembly for the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, begun and held at Boston the 27th day of May 1747, and continued by adjournment and prorogation to the 3d of February following. March 2d 1747 [-48] The followin

Rebell Gratitude, or a representation of the treachery and barbarity of two rebell officers at the Battle of Culloden...(which) greatly heightened the slaughter that was that day made of their party...this battle was fought 16 April 1746

A mournful lamentation for the sad and deplorable death of Mr. Old Tenor, a native of New-England, who after a long confinement, by a deep and mortal wound which he received above twelve months before, expired on the 31st day of March, 1750. He

By His Excellency, Thomas Pownall, Esq; Captain-general and governor in chief, in and over His Majesty’s province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. &c. &c. a proclamation for proroguing the general court … unto Wednesday the second day of

By the Honourable His Majesty’s council, of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. A proclamation for proroguing the General court … to Tuesday the sixteenth day of said August … Given at Boston the twenty-sixth day of July, 1757

Colchester, May the: 6:th: Day: A.D.: 1765.

At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the Colony of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, on the eighth day of May, A. D. 1766. [Grant of a Brief to Eleazor Wheelock for support of the Indian Charity School.] New-London: Printed by T.

At a meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the Town of Boston, legally qualified and warned, in public town-meeting, assembled at Faneuil-Hall on Monday the 21st day of April AnnoDomini 1766. Voted that the selectmen be desir’d, wh

Articles and regulations of the Friendly society of tradesman, house carpenters, in the City of New York, made and agreed upon the 10th day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1767, for the uses and considerations herein after mentioned. [New Yor

Beginning of text, illus. with royal seal, in Gt. Brit. Laws, statues, etc., 1760-1820 (George III), Anno regni Georgii III...At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the nineteenth day of May, 1761..., London, M. Baskett, 1767

A view of Cape Rouge or Carouge, nine miles above the City of Quebec on the north shore of the river St. Laurence - from this place 1500 chosen troops at the break of day fell down the river on the ebb of tide to the place of landing 13 Sept. 1759 Vue de Cap Rouge vulgairement Carouge, a 9 miles au dessus de la ville de Québec - sur le bord septentrional de la riviere de St. Laurent - c'est de Carouge que 1500 himmes de troupes choisies descendirent avec la marée au lieu de debarquement 13 Sept. 1759 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; engraved by Peter Mazell.

An elegy on the much lamented death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield, who died at New-berry port in New-England, on the 1st day of October 1770. [1770].

A funeral elegy, on the Rev’d and renowned George Whitefield, Chaplain to the Right honorable the Countess of Huntington, &c. Who departed this life at Newbury-Port, on Sabbath morning the 30h. day of September, 1770. AEt. 56. [Boston 1770].

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. You are come here this day to determine whether you will be freemen or slaves. The New-Yorkers have betrayed a meaness and cowardice in deserting us in the present important j

We the subscribers do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the UnitedColonies of America to serve from the date hereof until the fifteenth day of January next, if the service requires it ... [n. p., 177-].

A funeral elegy, on the Revd. And renowned George Whitefield, chaplain to the right honorable the Countess of Huntington, &c. Who departed this life at Newbury-Port, on Sabbath morning the 30th day of September 1770 AEt. 56 [Boston? 1770?].

Massachusetts-Bay. By the Governor, A proclamation for proroguing the General court … to Wednesday the nineteenth day of February next … Given at Boston the twenty-eighth day of December 1771 … Boston: Printed by Richard Draper, Printer to His E

To the people called freeholders and freemen of the "dirty corporation" of the City of New York ... Given under my hand, in Council, with my faithful allies aforesaid, this 21st day of February, being Monday, and in the sixth year of my Dominion

The following piece, which was desired to be inserted in the New-York Journal of this day, December 24, 1772, but omitted for want of room, will be inserted next week. To the printer of the New York Journal. Sir. The approaching anniversary fest

A Card. The public presents their compliments to Messieurs James and Drinker---- We are informed that you have this day received your Commission to enslave your native Country; [Desiring to know if they intend to execute that commission?- That w

The particulars of the late melancholy and shocking tragedy, which happened at Salem, near Boston, on Thursday, the 17th day of June 1773 [Boston 1773].

A Plan of the Durham lands on the River Delaware in Bucks Cou[nty] : to be sold at public vendue on the premisses the 3rd day of May 1773.

New York City. ff. Personally appeared Moses Sherwood and William Bennett, both constables of said City and being duly sworn, depose and faith, that on Saturday morning, between the hours of five and six o'clock, the second day of this instant O

At a meeting of delegates of the towns in the counties of New-London and Windham, convened at Norwich, the 8th day of September, 1774. to consult for their common safety, &c ... Norwich, Printed by Judah P. Spooner [1774].

Debates on dividing Orange County. Mr. Brush being in the chair, the House, according to the order of the day, proceeded to the consideration of the bill, for dividing Orange County, whereupon J n D N x, Esq; delivered himself as follows ... [Ne

At a meeting of the following gentlemen, being committee from every town and district in the County of Middlesex and Province of Massachusetts-Bay, held at Concord in said County, on the 30th end 31st day of August 1774, to consult upon measures

South-Carolina price-current. Charles-Town, the 30th day of July 1774. Printed for Crouch & Gray, New England factors.

To the public. Stop him! Stop him! Stop him! In this day of trial- At this great and important period- When our lives liberties, and estates; nay when our very religion and all that is, or can be, dear to us, as freemen, are at stake; we cannot

At a very full meeting of delegates from the different counties in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, begun in Williamsburg, the first day of August, in the year of our Lord 1774, and continued by several adjournments to Saturday the 6th of th

Prospect Hill. Bunker’s Hill. I. Seven dollars a month. - - I. Three pence a day. II. Fresh provisions, and in plenty. - - II. Rotten salt pork. III. Health. - - - - III. The scurvy. IV. Freedom, ease, affluence and a good farm. IV. Slavery, beg

We the subscribers do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United Colonies of America, to serve from the date hereof until the fifteenth day of January next, if the service requires it; and each one of us do engage to furnis

New-York, Sunday 23d April, 1775. The following interesting advices, were this day received here, by two vessels from Newport, and by an express by land [The first news of the battle of Lexington and Concord] [New York, 1775].

Committee chamber, New-York, November 3, 1775. Whereas the Provincial Congress, in order that the duration of their power might be limited to a short period, did, by their resolve dated the 10th day of October last, and inserted in the publick n

New York, 1775. Sir, The independent company of free citizens, of which you are a member, are to meet this day at [blank] o'clock in the Brick-meeting yard; at which time and place, properly armed and accoutred, you will be pleased to give your

Instructions for the officers of several regiments of the Massachusetts-Bay forces, who are immediately to go upon the recruiting service … Given at the headquarters at Cambridge, this 10th day of July 1775. Horatio Gates, adjutant-general. [Wat

In Provincial congress, Concord, April 15, 1775 … Resolved that it be and hereby is recommended to the good people of this colony, of all denominations, that Thursday the eleventh day of May next be set apart as a day of public humiliation, fast

Orders to be observed during the time of fires by the inhabitants .. [Stringent directions to be observed by the inhabitants and the military] Given at Head-Quarters in Boston, this eighteenth day of November, 1775. [Boston: Printed by John Howe

Watertown, August 14, 1775. This day the following resolve pass’d the General Court or Assembly of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay in Council. August 13, 1775. Whereas it is made evident to this Court, that many non-commissioned officers and sol

The [blank] day of [blank] 1775. Received of the [blank] Firelock to the use of the Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay of the value of [blank] shillings which sum the receiver-general of the said Colony is directed in forty days after the date here

Boston, 26th of June, 1775. This town was alarmed on the 17th instant at break of day, by a firing from the lively ship of war; and a report was immediately spread that the rebels had broke ground and were raising a battery on the heights of the

At a general assembly of the Governor and company of the Colony of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, (by special order of the Governor of said Colony) on the 26th day of April, Annoque Domini 1775. Whereas the General Assembly of this Colony have

Boston, 26th of June, 1775. This town was alarmed on the 17th instant at break of day, by a firing from the lively ship of war; and a report was immediately spread that the rebels had broke ground and were raising a battery on the heights of the

To the freeholders of the town of Jamaica. My fellow-townsmen. Nothing but a desire to promote your happiness, could tempt me to engage in the present dispute. The day is nearly approaching in which you are to meet together upon an affair, in wh

An elegy, occasion’d by the death of Major-General Joseph Warren, who fell fighting in defence of the glorious cause of his country, at Charlestown, in New England, on the memorable 17th day of June, 1775. Printed and sold in Watertown, near the

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United States Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776, unless sooner discharged

[A plan of the attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina by a squadron of His Majesty's ships on the 28th day of June 1776, with the disposition of the King's land forces and the encampments and entrenchments of the rebels, from the drawings made on the spot.

At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the Colony of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, by Special order of his honor the governor, the fourteenth day of June, Anno Domini, 1776 Whereas the troops now rasing in this Colony must be fu

By the Honorable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq; Governor and Commander in chief of the English Colony of Connecticut in New-England. a proclamation [appeal for enlistment] Given under my hand, at the Council Chamber, in Hartford, the 18th day of June,

Extract form the resolves of the General Court of the State of Massachusetts, passed on the 30th day of November, A. D. 1776. A resolve for amending and explaining a late act of the General assembly of this State, intitled “An act for providing

In convention of the representatives of the state of New York. To [blank] Greeting. Whereas this Convention, in pursuance of the resolves of the Continental Congress, did on the 9th day of June last, direct and order the raising and embodying,

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United American Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776 … [Watertown: Printed by

Colony of Connecticut by the Governor, proclamation [for raising four regiments] Given under my hand at Lebanon, in said Colony, the 20th day of January, 1776. Jonathan Trumbull. [New London? 1776].

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation [Requiring all persons who are or have been aiding the rebellion in Pennsylvania to take the oath of allegiance before the 25th day of Octo

State of New Hampshire. By the Council and House of representatives. A proclamation for a general fast ... and do hereby appoint Thursday the seventh day of August next, to be observed as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer throughou

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. proclamation [Modifying his proclamation of December 4th] Given under my hand at Headquarters, in Philadelphia, this eighteenth day of December, 1777. W How

[Arms] By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation [Requiring all persons who are or have been aiding the rebellion in Pennsylvania to take the oath of allegiance before the 25th day of Octo

By his excellency Caesar Rodney, Esq; president, captain-general and commander in chief of the Delaware State, a proclamation ... appoint Wednesday the thirtieth day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving ... Given unde

Humours of May Day, pl. 2

[Arms] By order of His Excellency Sir William Howe, K. B. General and Commander in Chief, &c. &c. &c. Proclamation [Against taking by force provisions from well-affected subjects] Given under my hand at Philadelphia, this 23d day of March, in th

[Cut] The dying criminal: poem, by Robert Young, on his own execution, which is tobe on this day, November 11, 1779, for rape, committed on the body of Jane Green, a child,eleven years of age, at Brookfield ... Printed and sold at the printi

Proceedings of the convention, began and held at Worcester, in and for the County of Worcester, on the 3d day of August, 1779 for the purpose of carrying into effect the several interesting and important measures ... Done in Convention at Worces

List of members of the Fourth General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, the 25th day of October, A.D., 1779.

By the commandant of New York, &c. No. Permission is hereby given to pass to Given at New York the day of One thousand seven hundred and seventy nine. Commandant, &c. To all whom it may concern. [New York, 1779] [Positive Photostat.].

By His excellency Caesar Rodney, Esq; president, captain-general and commander in chief of the Delaware State a proclamation ... I do therefore by and with the advice of the privy-council appoint Thursday the sixth day of May next to be observed

State of Massachusetts-Bay. Town of [blank] the [blank] day of [blank] 1779. This certifies that I have received of [blank] the sum of [blank] to be deposited in the [blank] in the State, agreeable to a resolve of the General Court passed June 2

On the dark day, May 19th, 1780. [Two columns of verse].

State of New-Hampshire. In Committee of Safety, Exeter. April 14th, 1789. Whereas the Honorable Continental Congress have recommended that Wednesday the twenty-sixth instant be observed as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer throughout the

In Council January 3, 1780. Instructions to the lieutenants and sub-lieutenants, appointed to receive the recruits. [Empowering them to subsist such recruits at an expense not exceeding two shillings and six pence per day] [Signed in mss.] Wm. M

A few lines composed on the dark day. May 19, 1780. [New Hampshire? 1780].

State of Rhode Island and Providence plantations. In General Assembly, July session, 1781. Whereas the Council of war, on the sixteenth day of June last, did pass a resolve for relieving the militia of this State; and on the twenty sixth of the

Whereas in purauance of adequate powers respectively delegated to us, to carry into execution Articles of a Cartel, made on the 3d day of May, in this present year, between Capt. Cornwallis, on the part of Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, and

This bill of two hundred dollars shall be exchanged and redeemed in Spanish milled dollars, or the value thereof in gold or silver, at the rate of one for forty at the treasury of Virginia, on or before the thirtieth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, according to an act of assembly passed the seventh day of May, 1781.

In Council, March 30, 1781. Sir. The act of October 1780 for recruiting this state's quota of troops to serve in the Continental army, allowed persons to exempt themselves from certain military duties, by enlisting a soldier after the first day

Notification. In obedience to the order of the Town, the Committee for inlisting men, hereby inform you, that they are to return to the Town at the adjournment of the meeting (which will be on Monday the 7th day of May next, at 3 o'clock P. M.)

Office of Finance, Philadelphia, 12th December 1781. Proposals will be received in this office until the first day of February next, for the following contracts, to supply the rations deliverable by the United States, from the first day of April

By his excellency, John Hancock, Esq; Governor and commander in chief in and over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proclamation for a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer ... do hereby appoint Thursday the twenty-fifth day of April instant