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Three crowns in Draw- | bridge Street near the Town Dock | Boston (England.)
Hancock was in Drawbridge (later known as Ann) Street from 1730– 1742. HARVARD COLLEGE. 578. Catalogus.
HC Evans, 3286. 579. Quaestiones.
BA. HC 580. Theses.
BA. HC MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, PROVINCE. 581. Extract from the Journal of the Honourable House of Representatives. 18 April, 1729.
BA A separate reprint of pp. 26-30 of the Journal. 582. [Royal arms.) By the Honourable William Dummer Esq.
| A Proclamation for Proroguing the General Assembly, (to April 15.) Dated, February 25, 1729-30.] Boston: Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Honour the Lieut. Governour and Council. 1729[-30.]
† AAS 583. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable | William Dummer Esq;| . . |A Proclamation for a general Fast. (April 2.) Dated, February 25, 1729[-30.] Boston: Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Honour the Lieut. Governour and Council. 17297-30.]
AAS Evans, 3309. 584. By the Honourable William Tailer, Esq; . . . A Proclamation (continuing in office all officers, civil and military, within the said Province.) Dated, June 11, 1730.
Printed in the Weekly News-Letter, June 18, 1730. 585. By His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; . . . A Proclamation (continuing in office all officers, civil and military, in the Province). Dated, August 10, 1730.
Printed in the Weekly News-Letter, August 13, 1730. 586. By His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; . . . A Proclamation For the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for the Preventing and Punishing of Vice, Prophaneness and Immorality. Dated, September 22, 1730.
Printed in the Weekly News-Letter, October 1, 1730. 587. (Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Jonathan Belcher Esq; ...] A Proclamation for a Publick | Thanksgiving. (Novem
ber 12.] Dated, October 14, 1730. Boston: Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. 1730.
588. A Country Treat | Upon the Second Paragraph in His Excellency's Speech, Decemb. 17. 1730.
Signed "S. M," Samuel Mather. It concerns Jonathan Belcher. WATTS, ISAAC
589. A Poem inscribed to His Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esq; in London, appointed by His Majesty King George II. To the Government of New-England: By the Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D. Printed for J. Phillips and T. Hancock. Booksellers in Boston, near the Town-Dock.
Advertisement in the Weekly News-Letter, June 18, 1730.
592. By His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; lamation for a General Fast. [March 25.] Dated, March 9, 1731.
Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, March 18, 1731. 593. [Royal Arms.] By His Excellency | Jonathan Belcher, Esq;. . | A Proclamation (on piracy). Dated, April 6, 1731. Boston: Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Excellency the Governour & Council. 1731. † LC
594. On Tuesday last [August 10] His Excellency our Governour was pleased, with the Advice of His Majesty's Council, to Issue out a Proclamation, wherein are published the Vth and VIth Articles of the Treaty of Peace and Neutrality in America, between the two Crowns of Great-Britain and France, concluded the 6/16th Day of November 1686; And also an Act or Law of this Province, Made and Pass'd in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, Entitled, An Act for the preventing of Danger, by the French residing within this Province. . .
Notice in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, August 12, 1731. A re-issue of No. 423, supra.
595. [Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Jonathan Belcher Esq;... A Proclamation for a general | Thanksgiving [October 28.] Dated, October 5, 1731. Boston: Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Excellency the Governour & Council. 1731.
596. [Cut.] A | Token for Children. | That they may know to avoid the Evil, and chuse the Good. Boston: Printed and Sold at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill.
597. To all People, to whom these Presents | shall come, Greeting. Whereas His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; by his | Deed or Instrument of Conveyance, under his Hand and Seal .. Dated (in Ms.) June 16, 1732.
MHS Right to a pew in church and a proportion of cost of the church, in this case as £49 is to £2200.
598. The Catholic Remedy. | An Excellent New Ballad. | To the Tune of, To all you Ladies now at Land, &c. America, Printed in the year 1732.
599. Boston, Feb. 17th. 1730. Whereas a laudable Custom hath of long Standing prevail'd in this Province of recommending, in the Publick Papers, the Virtuous Actions, blameless Lives, and christian Deportment of Deceas'd Persons, to the worthy Imitation of the Sorrowful Living; and as the same, (we hope) has been attended with a Wish'd for Success, to the Instruction, and Edification of the Surviving Generation. Now in order to render the same more extensively Effectual; and to soften the Labours of these pious Gentlemen who have hitherto Employ'd their Pens & precious Moments to so Excellent a Purpose; It is humbly propos'd That the Endeavours of a Person, lately Arrived from Great Britain may merit Encouragement, The said Person having with the utmost Care, and best Assistances prepar'd a Set of characters, suited to both Sexes, Engraven on Copper Plates, by the most skilful Hands, with Void Spaces for Name, Age, Distinction, and Profession, or such Particular and Eminent Qualities, as do not properly fall under the Notice of general Description.
P. S. Such as desire further Information may Receive the same by lodging a Letter to Mr. C. H. at the Crown Coffee House.
Advertisement in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, February 18, 1732. This has sometimes been interpreted as a satire, but the MHS has an English plate, with inset printed from type, used as a notice of the funeral of Jeremiah Dummer, at Plaistow, Co. Essex, in May, 1739. No example of use in Massachusetts has been found.
602. Lex et Libertas.
pp. 3. On Bills of Credit. Dated January 31, 1731-2.
603. [Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Jonathan Belcher,
Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, March 30, 1732. Evans, 3567. 604. On Friday last [March 31], His Excellency our Governour was pleased, by Proclamation, to Dissolve the Great and General Court or Assembly of this Province.
From the Boston Weekly News-Letter, April 7, 1732.
605. His Excellency therefore on Thursday last [April 13], with the Advice of His Majesty's Council, Issued a Proclamation, further to Inform all those that are concerned therein, That by the several Acts of Parliament made for the Preservation of His Majesty's Woods, all Persons are strictly forbidden
From the Boston Weekly News-Letter, April 20, 1732.
606. [Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Jonathan Belcher, Esq;...A Proclamation for a publick | Thanksgiving. [October 26.] Dated September 26, 1732. Boston: Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. 1732.
607. Military Commission, [Jonathan Belcher, Captain General &c Governour in Chief].
EI. MeHS. MHS
Commission to Province of the
SECCOMBE, JOHN, and JOHN HUBBARD.
608. [Cut.] Father Abbey's Will. To which is added, A Letter of Courtship to his virtuous & amiable widow. | Cambridge, December, 1731 . . . New-Haven, January 1731-2. Our Sweeper having lately buried his Spouse, and accidentally hearing of the Death and Will of his deceas'd Cambridge Brother, has conceiv'd a violent Passion for the Relict... † PHS
Matthew Abbey had for a great number of years served Harvard College in quality of bedmaker and sweeper. "The will is said to have been written by John Seccombe, afterwards a settled minister at Harvard, and the letter of courtship by Col. John Hubbard of New Haven." 2 Am. Ant. Soc. Proceedings, xI. 460. The "Will" first appeared in The Weekly Rehearsal, (Boston,) January 3, 1732, and the New Haven verses were printed in the same journal, February 7, 1732.
J. Langdon Sibley printed the poems with some historical and biographical notes in the Cambridge Chronicle, November 18, 1854, and reprinted his contribution in a pamphlet, in an edition of fifty copies for private distribution. He produces evidence that John Seccomb (1708-1792) of the class of 1728, was the author. Matthew Abdy, the proper spelling of the name, was born about 1650, and became bedmaker and sweeper in 1718. His third wife was named Ruth, and she died in 1762. The poem appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, п. 770 (May, 1732), without the last four lines, beginning, "Thus Father Abbey left his Spouse." It also appeared in the London Magazine. Of the author of the letter of courtship Mr. Sibley appears to have had no knowledge. That poem also crossed the ocean and appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, п1. 821 (June 1732), and, with an interpolated verse, in the London Magazine, August, 1732. Both poems were printed in the Massachusetts Magazine, November, 1794. "Father Abbey's Will" was in recent times set to music, dedicated to the Graduates of Harvard University and published by Oliver Ditson. The lines of introduction are dated 1730. I add the known issues of the "Will," but there are no means of determining the years of imprint.
609. [Cut.] Father Abbey's Will. | To which is now added, A Letter of Courtship to his virtuous & amiable Widow. [ Cambridge, December, 1731. Sold at the Bible and Heart in Cornhill, Boston. † HC. BPL
Evans, 3474. The cut is the same in those two items, which were printed by T. and J. Fleet, after 1780.
610. Father Ab-y's Will. | To which is now addded, A Letter of Courtship to his Virtuous and Amiable Widow. † AAS
611. Cambridge, December 1731. | Some Time since died here Mr. Mathew Abbey, in a very ad- vanced Age: He had for a great Number of Years serv'd the | College in Quality of Bedmaker and Sweeper: Having no Child, | his Wife inherits his