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that a child may inderstand it, and will be of singular Use both to Buyers and Sellers. (Price Three Half-Pence.) Advertisement of T. Fleet, at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill, in the Boston Evening Post, January 29, 1750. The Countryman's Table convenient for pasting up in Houses. Advertisement of Samuel Kneeland in the Boston Weekly NewsLetter, April 12, 1750.

912. The Dying Speech of Old Tenor, on the 31st of March 1750; being the Day appointed for his Execution. With a word of Comfort to his disconsolate Mourners. Sold next to the Prison in Queen-Street.

| EI 913. Boston, April 2, 1750. | A Song | On the Remarkable Resurrection of above One Hundred and Fifty Thousand | Pounds Sterling in Dollars and English Copper-Half-Pence, which have | lain bury'd for many Months, attended with a strong Guard of Watchmen. . To the Tune of Jack the Piper, or any other that suits.

+ EI At foot is Rogers & Fowle's announcement of their "Exact Table," and also: “Now in the Press, and to Morrow will be Published and Sold at the above Place, a TABLE to know the Value of this Province Bills in lawful Money which will be passing One Year amongst us." GODDARD, EDWARD. 914. A brief Account of the Formation and Settlement of the 2nd church and Con- Igregation in Framingham. Dated, December 14, 1750.

| MA. pp. 4. Archives, XIII. 352. GREEN, JOSEPH. 915. 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. Sold at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill, Boston; Price Three Half Pence.

Proceedings, XLIII. 256. Evans, 6512. Advertised in the Boston Evening Post, April 2, 1750, “This Day is Published, And sold by T. Fleet, at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill.” See No. 938, infra. HARVARD COLLEGE. 916. Quaestiones.

† AAS 917. Theses.

AAS. HC Evans, 6514.





The Dying Speech of Old Tenor,

On the 31st of March 1750 ; being the Day appointed for his Execution.

Wieb a Word of Comfori so bis disconfolate Mourners.

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Kind Reader, zi: be insensible boro I dste been ufed, and in sobat Manter for three Wecks past, and exh.10 differene Sentiments forte 218 maintaind concerning me, calling me Bomaree, Old Scuff, oud many o her bars and approbixis Names in the Publick Frints ; but Icons handled in

. so rough a Manner, lof Wednesday, Thursday and Fridar, asing bbctbree laf Days before ony Executipn, that I catch'd a prodigious Cold, and on Friday Nighe was obligd to retire, baring sbe llcai-ach to a greas igier ; bue considering bow for my Time was, and the great Distress

, of some of my lift frtends, who appeared to ne Sri Dol ard Asclancholy, cas de:crmind se leads ebom the following Legacy, for their con perujal, and ibeir Children efter rhein; chich I perind in Part after Nine o'clock, and finiff's the next lorning carly, knowing that it would be a cery bury Day with me. After 1 bedraken a little Breakfaf, cbich boy very hard in my stomach, I was hurry'd about fron cse Pars of ibe Toron and Province to anot ber in a most violent Manner, Foxb2! by Une o'Clock, I could fiarccly fetch me Breach : After Dinner (having lad a very poor Appetite, knowing tbe doleful Scene cuas nxt for off)eucu lume of my bef! Friends began to be shy

of me, ibreatning i fout rp sbeis Shops, because I was thrown in upuneben Lusoll. nu ball eth Hour before Sunsfer, sbose mbo were very fond of MS ONCE, re about Town as if they were distraties, for fear I fouls die in obeir Hards, and were as glad to get rid of me as if I had been a Rattle-Snake, which brough: so my the Fahle of an aged Hound being in pursuit of bis Came, caught it, bus could not bold is, because bis Treeb aere wiin uus ; for which bis Majler correded dim very feverely.... The Dog begged that he migos nos be puoi bed, alicdoing that be s'us oldthe diral of wbic is, Many people are so ungrateful as to tako ne Notice of the Ninety-nine good Twns, cebisb sisey borút received, if ibe Hundredib is denied iboni. SSSSSSSHar doleful Cries are there that frighe my Seose! But ah! poor Sonls ! I piis you from my llcare, Que Sed as the Groans of dying Innocence.

But that, alas! wun't case you of the Smart. SSSSSS The killing dccents now more near 'approach, I have been hug'd, I have been torc in two, And dues moft Hearts with Grief and Wonder touch. And ferv'd the wurst of Mortals, it is true : It makes a mighty great and doleful Sound

But then Compallion on me you ha?c hąc, Spread far and wide, enlarges all around.

And Namp'd me now, which made my licatı quite Blan. My Name Old Tenor is, 'cis true, I own,

How nice and carefully have I been fuckici
And by that Name have many Years been koowa. Where htelo pretry Infan:s line and luck.
But obat alas I is ail ibis Stir and Noise !

But what comes nexe tu that ; I'm plainly cold
Haus / m-s been quite just onto your Canfo?

I am to be exchang'd for besty Gold. lodeed lv'e help'd ine Pow Jon in Dittress,

The DOLLARS arc on Monday next to rise, And eas'd the Widow and the Faberless.

And ther' I doube noe luras will :..fu the: Escs. I've buile you Houses, for to keep you warm,

These procty Baubles you will turn and ewi? And bought you Cacule for to plow your Land.

And then sucurely lay thein in juur Chcit.
When in Distress, a helping Hand I've been,

But I, alass, after you've had sour (ismus,
And purchas'd Things to carry you to your fint. Must be chrown up in I leaps and pue ia Flames.
When you've been tick, I've donc thc best I cou'd
To case your Mind, and do just as you wou'd ;

PART 11. d Il'ord of Comfort.
When you've been parched with fevers viulcat,
I to the Doctors for you have been feni.

But come my Friends, your Fate is hard, 'cis true,
When your Guts grumblid and your Heads have ak'd One Word of Comfore I will say to you :
"I then food ready for to ease your Pate.

After my Name by some is wholly lolt, When you no Breeches had, or Coat to wear,

I fall be hov'ring all around the Coast.
You constantly did unto me repair ;

If in Distress by Tume you thould be brought,
I bought you Caps, I bought you shocs likewise, Come unto me in llampion with your Lot.
And many a Time no Doube have fav'd your lives. Bring up your Goods unto Corredis,
When Wars arose, and En'nies you pursu'd,

And there I'll make you grow quite plump and lat. To me you ran for Thelter from your Focs.

If these thould fail, co Procide... Rop:ir, I bought you Guns, and Drums, and Swords iodeed, And there my Friends you all thall have your thare. And ev'ry Thing that Mortals stood in need.

Three Goverments I've in Putrition now, When trenchmen unto you were coming in,

They all me mind, and great Rcfpect do thow. I then Rood ready for to te your Friend.

My Laod is good, my Cedars large and call, When your Hearis fail'd, I purchas'd you good Cheer, And those who come to me mall never fall. Which made you bold, and on the Span'ards foeer. All those who have my En'mies been indeed, When all your Trade was in Stagnation lain,

Will be coovinc'd that I have them relicv'd. ! then rous d up, which was not quite in vain.

Their Thoughts are high, their Looks are mighty grear I rais'd an Army, to Cape-Breton fent,

And do feem pleas'd ac my imagin'd fate.
Who took that Place, which made you all content: Shortly they'll see how l'in Triumph vie,
Rejiscings great you then was pleas'd to make, And then with Sorrow they'll look dull and cry.
Al'no' it made the Frenchmen's Hearts to ake.

Rejoice my Friends, rejoice once more I say,
In Nuort, great Things I always have been doing, Altho' this is my Execution Day.
And constantly for me you have been wooing.

After I'm dead, take care of my Remains,
Should I recount the good Deeds I have done, And when I rise, will pay you for your Pains ;
The World perhaps could find not such a one.

Keep up your Hearts, cho' Scoffers do rejoice ; But after all, what Arange Reward must have,

And is a little Time you'll hear my Voicc. Among some Men, unwilling I should live;

Altho this Day looks dark, and Hearts are rad, Or any more among you for to breathe.

Mind not the Frowns of wicked Men who're glad"). This Day my Execution's to commence

Shortly they'll say, Old Tenor come again,
And I'm to be for ever banish'd hence.

But then alas ! 'will be too late for them.
Ah ! cruel Fate, 'cis hard indeed to tell
The Crowds of Men, of my unhappy ead,

Dated in BOSTON, obicb bas been the chief Place of my Dlourners 1 hare in Numbers great and small,

Refidence for many Tears, wbich I believe will be very fen. Who gladly my Dearb-Warrant would recall : fible of my Departure, ibis Tbirry.GeR of March 1750.

Sold next to the Prison in Queen-Screei.

No. 912. By courtesy of the Essex Institute.





INSURANCE POLICY. 918. Marine Insurance policy. Insurance-Office kept in KingStreet near the Long Wharffe by Joseph Dowse. MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, PROVINCE. 919. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq; 1... A Proclamation for a publick Fast.' [March 15.) Dated, February 16, 17491–50). Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieut. Governour and Council. MAS

Evans, 6361. 920. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq;

... 1 A Proclamation | For Proroguing the General Assembly (to September 26, 1750.) Dated, August 13, 1750. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the LieutenantGovernour and Council. 1750. 921. [Royal arms.) By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq; 1... A Proclamation For a publick Thanksgiving. (November 1.) Dated, October 10, 1750. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governour and Council.

Evans, 6543. 922. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq;

..1 A Proclamation For Proroguing the General Assembly (to December 19, 1750.) Dated, November 16, 1750. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the LieutenantGovernour and Council. 1750. 923. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | Spencer Phips, Esq;

. | A Proclamation For proroguing the General Assembly (to January 9, 1751.) Dated, December 7, 1750. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant| Governour and Council. 1750. 924. An Act for suppressing of Riots, Routs and unlawful Assemblies. Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green. 1750.

Evans, 6541. 925. Province of the Massachusetts- | Bay in New England.

In pursuance of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the 7th and 8th Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intitled, An Act for preventing Fraud, I and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade. I Jurat. 926. Be it Rembered, that on the Day of in the








Year of His Majesty's Reign, was convicted before me, One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace ... profane ...

VHS 927. 175- | Received of | the several Species of Provisions, | Ammunition & Slop-cloathing as mentioned in these Columns.

MAS 928. Shewing the Harmony of the Divine Attributes, In the Way of Man's Salvation.

MHS The date is conjectural.

1751 ADVERTISEMENT. 929. Advertisement. Whereas by some late Advertisements, it may be understood that Lieutenant John North, and Mr. Samuel Goodwin, in their late Survey, have exceeded the Limits, etc. Dated, May 1, 1751.

AAS 2 Am. Ant. Soc. Procceedings, XI. 464. BOSTON. 930. Tax bill.

MHS BRUNSWICK, PROPRIETORS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF. 931. Advertisement. At a Meeting of the Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick in the County of York ... on May 15th 1751; the following Vote was passed. Whereas in Order to open the Eyes of People, and to undeceive those Persons that have been unwarily led to take up under the Plymouth Company's Claim, to Lands in Kenebeck River ... EI. MHS GREAT BRITAIN. 932. A Bill To Regulate and Restrain Paper Bills of Credit in the British colonies and Plantations in America, and to prevent | the same being legal Tenders in Payment for Money; and for the better enforcing his Majesty's Orders and Instructions throughout the said Colonies and Plantations. Boston, New-England, Re-printed and sold by Thomas Fleet, at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill.

BPL pp. 2. In ms. the date of taking effect is September 29, 1751. An edition of the law was printed in 1751 by Timothy Green, New London, Conn. HARVARD COLLEGE. 933. Catalogus. 934. Quaestiones.


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936. Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. | The following
Order passed the General Court the last Session, viz. | In Coun-
cil, June 22, 1751. Whereas it has been the Practice of the
Assessors of many of the Towns in the Province, to neglect or

delay settling the | Proportion of the respective Inhabitants
to the Province Tax ...
937. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable / Spencer Phips, Esq;
T...] A Proclamation for a general Fast. [March 21.) Dated,
February 27, 17501-51). Boston: Printed by John Draper,
Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governour and Council.
Evans, 6542

MHS 938. (Royal arms.] By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq;

. | A Proclamation. (Offering a reward for the apprehension of Robert Howland and Fobes Little, for publishing and dispersing “A sad and deplorable Lamentation, etc.) Dated, April 18, 1751. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governour and Council. / 1751.

Archives, cII. 598. See No. 915, supra. 939. (Royal arms.] By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq;

A Proclamation. (Prohibiting the revenge of injuries offered by the Penobscot tribe of Indians.) Dated, September 3, 1751. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governour and Council. | 1751. 940. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq; 1... | A Proclamation | For a Publick Thanksgiving. [November 7.) Dated, October 10, 1751. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor and Council. / 1751.

Evans, 6712. 941. (Royal arms. By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq; 1... A Proclamation | for Proroguing the General Assembly (to December 26.) Dated, November 19, 1751. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Honour the Lieutenant

Governour and Council. 1751. 942. Oaths appointed to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy: And Declaration. Dated in ms.

| July, 1751

| MA 2 leaves. Archives, XLIII, 471; XLIX. 325. 943. (Another form.]

MA The ninth line from the foot of the Declaration reads at the end better Securing the Rights" Ib., XLIX. 317.


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