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The New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury. Monday, May 12, 1783.


The New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury. Monday, May 12, 1783.

Folio. [460 x 290 mm]. 4pp. Disbound, untrimmed edges.
New York: printed by Hugh Gaine, at his Book-Store and Printing-Office, at the Bible and Crown, in Hanover Square, 1783.

A few small holes at the centre, where disbound, but in excellent condition.

News ("On the 5th [February] at 11 o'clock in the morning, all the farther Calabria felt a shock of an earthquake, which lasted no less than six minutes, passing from East to West. The shocks were repeated thirty-two times, from that hour till half-past twelve at night, when the most violent happened..."); reports of proceedings in the Houses of Parliament; Orders ("In order to save much unnecessary trouble, Notice is hereby given, That no Persons whatsoever, are to be admitted into the British Lines...except for those who come to, and go from the Markets..."); advertisements ("Just imported from Cork, in the ship Two Friends, William Cranitch master, lying at Murray's wharf, the following articles: Prime mess Pork, in barrels and half barrels, Ditto mess Beef, Best Rose-Butter in firkins, Mould Candles, Ox Tongues in half barrels and firkins, Tallow in firkins, Best London Porter in bottles..."), auction announcements; notification of a missing cow ("Strayed away, or stole from the seat lately occupied by Colonel De Lancey, in the Bowery on Tuesday last, a small black Cow, with a white streak on her back") and newly published books; high-water times, and so on.

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