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whole Estate, which he bequeath'd to her by | his last Will and Testament, as follows, viz.
Printed on blue paper, in three columns.
612. Father Abbey's Will. | To which is now added, A Letter of Courtship to his virtuous and amiable Widow. Sold at the Printing-Office in Salem.
Printed on bluish paper.
613. [Two cuts.] Father Abbey's Will. | Cambridge, December, 1730. "Some time since died here, Mr. Matthew Abbey in a Ve- . ... Boston: Printed at Rus- sell's Office, near Liberty Pole. † BPL. MHS
Two copies of this issue have been found, neither perfect. That in the Society has only a portion of one of the cuts, that in the BPL is without the imprint. It was printed late in the eighteenth century.
No. 613. This block is on the title of Ames' Astronomical Diary, 1772; and represents a Dwarf who had lately made her appearance in Boston. This approximately fixes the year of the broadside.
614. [Two cuts.] Father Abdy's | Will. "Cambridge, December, 1730. | Some time since [Also] Epitaph on M. Abdy.
Without the New Haven poem.
No. 613. Probably about 1772.
615. [Cut.] Father Abbey's | Will. | Cambridge, Dec. 1731. | Some time since died here, Mr. Matthew Abbey, in a very advanced ...
These two issues probably came from the same press, as one cut is used on both. The second includes the New Haven poem..
616. Father Abdy's Will. To which is added a Letter of Courtship to his amiable widow.
A modern reprint, with names of authors.
617. [Three cuts.] Father Abbey's will.
618. [Cut.] Old Timothy Jobson.
This is "Father Abdy's Will," but many lines have been changed. It bears a MS. note as follows: "The following was wrote by a Mr. John Seccombe of Medford in the County of Middlesex Massachusetts Bay in New England on Father Abdy Bedmaker with his wife & Sweeper of Massachusetts Colledge, commonly called New College in the Autumn of the year 1731, all of whom S. Curwen personally knew. Bot in a street in
L[ondo]n August 1, 1782." Samuel Curwen (1715-1802), loyalist, was a member of the class of 1735. The item is inserted as an interesting instance of international exchange in ballad verses.
619. [Cut.] The Wages of Sin; | or, | Robbery justly Rewarded: | A Poem | Occasioned by the untimely Death of | Richard Wilson, Who was Executed on Boston Neck, for Burglary, | On Thursday the 19th of October, 1732. Boston: Printed and Sold at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill. † NYHS
The same cut is used on "Friend & Pitcher," among the Ballads, infra.
620. At a publick Town-Meeting in Boston, May 9th 1733, and continued by Adjournment to May 11th, (on setting up and regulating markets.)
† LC. BPL
At the meeting of May 11 it was voted that the "said Scheme [of markets], as amended, be forthwith Printed. . . . Pursuant to the above Vote of the Town, The said Scheme has been Printed, and Copies thereof dispersed among the Inhabitants." Boston Weekly News-Letter, May 17, 1733. The paper of May 24 announced: "There is now ready for the Press, and To-morrow Morning will be Published, some Arguments against the setting up of a Market in this Town, with a brief Answer to the Reasons that are offer'd in behalf of it."
621. Some Considerations | Against the setting up of a | Mar
ket in this Town. | With a brief Answer to the Reasons that are offer'd in behalf of it.
622. [Another issue.]
pp. 4. The two issues are in the BPL, identical in print and text, but one is without date and the other is dated "Boston, May 25th, 1733." CHAMBLIT, REBECCA.
623. The Declaration, Dying Warning and Advice of | Rebekah Chamblit, | A Young woman aged near Twenty-seven Years, Executed at Boston September 27th. 1733, . . . being then found Guilty of Felony, in concealing the Birth of her spurious | Male infant. . . Boston: Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green, in Queen Street. † AAS
Evans, 3639. Foxcroft delivered a sermon to which this "Declaration" is appended. Advertised in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, September 27, 1733, as published that afternoon. See Evans, 3655.
624. [Cut.] An | Elegy | Occasioned by the sudden and awful Death of Mr. Nathanael Baker | of Dedham: | A Young Man just upon the point of Marriage. | And Son to Lieutenant John Baker. He fell from his Horse on Monday Night the 7th of May, 1733: and Died | the Wednesday following. Ætat. 27.
628. [Cut.] The last Speech and dying Advice of poor Julian, Who was Executed the 22d of March, 1733. for the Murder of Mr. John Rogers of Pembroke. Written with his own Hand, and delivered to the Publisher the Day before his Execution. Printed and Sold by T. Fleet, at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill, Boston. † BPL
629. [Cut.] Poor Julleyoun's Warnings | To children and Servants To shun the ways of Sin, and those particularly which | hath brought him to his doleful End. Published at his Desire, in Presence of two Witnesses. | Boston: Printed for B. Gray and A. Butler. † BPL
630. [Cut.] Advice from the Dead to the Living; | or, a| Solemn Warning to the World. | Occasioned by the untimely Death of poor Julian, | Who was Executed on Boston Neck, on Thursday the 22d of March, 1733. for the Murder of Mr. John Rogers of Pembroke, the 12th of September, | 1732. Boston: Printed and Sold at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill. † BPL
After the colophon: "Note. There being a foolish Paper printed, called Julian's Advice to Children and Servants, said to be published at his Desire; this may certify, that the said Paper is false and spurious, and disowned by the said Julian in the presence of three persons." Evans, 13791 (1775).
631. [Royal arms.] By his Excellency | Jonathan Belcher Esq; A Proclamation. (Queen's Privy Council on lands between the Penobscot and St. Croix Rivers.) Dated, February 16, 1732-33]. Boston: Printed by J. Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour & Council. 1732[-33]. † BPL. LC
632. By His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; . A Proclamation for a General Fast. [March 29.] Dated, February 16, 1732[-33].
Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, March 22, 1733.
633. [Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Jonathan Belcher, Esq;...A Proclamation for a publick | Thanksgiving. [November 22.] Dated, October 30, 1733. Boston: Printed by J. Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. 1733.