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1302. [Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Francis Bernard, Esq; ..A Proclamation for a public Thanksgiving. [December 8.] Dated, November 3, 1763. Boston: Printed by Richard Draper, Printer to his Excellency the Governor and the Honorable his | Majesty's Council. 1763.

Evans, 9436.


1303. Pay warrant, issued by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council.


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1304. Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. The Honourable Harrison Gray, Esq; Treasurer. (Tax warrant). Dated, November 21, 1763.


1305. Province of the | Massachusetts-Bay. | Francis Bernard, Esq;... Military commission, engraved. Dated, [March 3.] 176 [3.]


1306. Omnibus Christi Fidelibus ad quos Literae Praesentes | pervenerunt. (Ship's papers.)

1307. (No. 5.) To


Your Province Tax. | Lawful Money. | Your Town and County Rate. | Lawful Money. Dated, 1763.


SAVAGE, SAMUEL PHILLIPS. · 1308. (I] Promise to pay unto Samuel Phillips Savage, or Bearer. on Demand, being for Value received by a Premium of Insurance

MHS 1309. A Valedicion, For New Year's Day. 1763. Signed "Philanthropos.”

† PHS This may not be a Boston issue, though the typographical ornaments would show it to be more than probably one.

1764 1310. Buy the | Truth, I and I sell it not. (Cut.]

MAS An issue of the poem was made in 1764 in Providence, by William Goddard, “by particular Request of a worthy honest old Gentleman, who is zealous for the Cause of Truth, and anxious for the Welfare of his Fellow-Creatures.” A copy is in the John Carter Brown Library. DORCHESTER. 1311. Tax bill.

MHS HARVARD COLLEGE. 1312. Catalogus.

HC 1313. Theses.

Evans, 9689, 9690. GREAT BRITAIN. 1314. Two | Acts of Parliament, | One passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Second: For Encouraging the Trade of the British Sugar | Colonies. | The other, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Third: For Granting certain Duties in the British Colonies. (Royal arms.) London: Printed by the King's Printer. Boston, N. E. Re-printed by Richard Draper, Prin- | ter to His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable | His Majesty's Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. M.DCC.LXIV.

TAAS pp. 459_477. Two editions of these pages of the Acts and Laws (1759 and additions) were issued, one without a title and the other as cited above. They also differ "in the captions on pages 459, 464, in the Royal arms on pages 459, 464, and in the arrangement of lines; and in one edition the W in 'Whereas,' the first word of the Act beginning on page 459, is a plain four-line letter, while in the other edition it is an ornamental initial letter.” There are also variations in paging. In some copies pages 460, 461, and 462 are correctly given, in others they are 160, 161, 162, or 160, 161, 164; also pages 464-479 are in some correctly numbered, in others, they are misnumbered 469 to 477, and in others pages 470, 473, 474 appear as 670, 463, 674. See Ford-Matthews, Bibliography of the Laws of Massachusetts-Bay, 454. Evans, 9682.

1315. An Account of the Fire at Harvard-College, | in Cambridge; with the Loss sustained thereby. Dated, January 25, 1764. Boston: Printed by R. and S. Draper. | 1764. BPL. MHS


1316. Deed.

pp. 2.



1317. A Bill, Now pending in the House of Representatives, and published by their Order, for the Consideration of the several Towns in this Province. | A Bill intituled, An Act for regulating the Whale Fishery.


pp. 3. See Journal of the House of Representatives, November 3, 1764. 1318. By His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq; . . . A Proclamation For Proroguing the General Court (to April 18). Dated, March 10, 1764.

Printed in the Massachusetts Gazette, March 15, 1764.

1319. [Royal arms.] By His Excellency | Francis Bernard, Esq;... A Proclamation for a General Fast, (April 12.) Dated, March 14, 1764. Boston: Printed by Richard Draper, Printer to his Excellency the Governor and the Honorable his Majesty's Council. 1764.

Evans, 9729.

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1320. By His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq; A Proclamation For proroguing the General Court (to April 25). Dated, March 31, 1764.

Printed in the Massachusetts Gazette, April 5, 1764.

1321. By His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq; . . . A Proclamation For Proroguing the General Court (to September 5). Dated, July 9, 1764.

Printed in the Massachusetts Gazette, July 12, 1764.

1322. By His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq; . . . A Proclamation For Proroguing the General Court (to October 10). Dated, August 15, 1764.

Printed in the Massachusetts Gazette, August 16, 1764.

1323. By His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq; . . . A Proclamation (on enforcing law on trading with the Indians.) Dated, August 16, 1764.

Printed in the Massachusetts Gazette, August 23, 1764.

1324. By His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq;

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An Account of the Fire at Harvard-College,

in Cambridge; with the Lofs fuftained thereby.

CAMBRIDGE, JAN. 25. 1764


AST night HARVARD COLLEGE, fuffered the most ruinous lofs it ever met with fince its foundation. In the middle of a very tempeftuous night, a fevere cold florm of snow attended with high wind, we were awaked by the alarm of fire. Harvard Hall, the only one of our ancient buildings which still remained, and the repository of our most valuable treasures, the public LIBRARY and Philofophical APPARATUS, was feen in flames. As it was a time of vacation, in which the ftudents were all difperfed, not a fingle perfon was left in any of the Colleges except two or three in that part of Malacafes molt diftant from Harvard, where the fire could not be perceived till the whole furrounding air began to be illuminated by it: When it was difcovered from the town, it had rifen to a degree of violence that defied all oppofition. It is conjectured to have begun in a beam under the hearth in the library, where a fire had been kept for the ufe of the General Court, now refiding and fitting here, by reafon of the Small-Pox at Bolton: from thence it burft out into the Libra


The books cafily fubmitted to the fury of the flame, which with a rapid and irrefiftable progrefs made its way into the Apparatus Chamber, and spread thro' the whole building. In a very fhort time, this venerable Monument of the Piety of our Ancestors was turn'd into an heap of ruins. The other Colleges, Stoughton Hall and Mala chusetts-Hall, were in the utmoft hazard of tharing the fame fate. The wind driving the flaming cinders directly upon their roofs, they blazed out feverat dnes in different prices; nor could they have been faved by all the help the Town could afford, bad it not been for the affiftance of the Gentlemen of the General Court, among whom his Excellency the Governor was very active; who, notwithstanding the extreme rigor of the feafon, exerted themfelves in fupplying the town Engine with water, which they were obliged to fetch at laft from a diftante, two of the College pumps being then rendered ufelefs. Even the new and beautiful Hollis-Hall, though it was on the windward fide, hardly efcaped. It flood fo near to Harvard, that the flames actually feized it, and, if they had not been immediately fuppreffed, muft have carried it.

-All the Fathers, Greek and Latin, in their beft editions. A great number of tracts in defence of revealed religion, wrote by the most mafterly hands, in the laft and prefent centurySermons of the most celebrated English divines, both of the established national church and proteftant diffenters :-Tracts upon all the branches of polemic divinity The donation of the venerable Society for propagating the Gofpel in foreign parts, confifting of a great many volumes of tracts against Popery, published in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II the Boylean lectures, and other the moft efteemed English fermons :-A valua b'e collection of modern theological treatifes, prefented by the Right Rev. Dr. Sherlock, late Lord Bishop of London, the Rev. Dr. Hales, F. R. S. and Dr. Wilfon of London :-A vaft number of philological tracts, containing the rudiments of almoft all languages, ancient and modern :-The Hebrew, Greek and Roman antiquities.-The Greek and Roman Claffics, prefented by the late excellent and catholic-fpirited Buhop Berkeley; most of them the best editions:-A large Collection of Hiltory and biographical tracts, ancient and modern.-Differtations on various Political fubjects

The Tranfactions of the Royal Society, Academy of Sciences in France, Acta Eruditorum, Mifcellanea curiofa, the works of Boyle and Newton, with a great variety of ether mathematical and philofophical treatifes.-A collection of the mott approved Medical Authors, chiefly prefented. by Mr. James, of the inland of Jamaica, to which Dr. Mead and other Gentlemen made very confiderable additions: Alfe Anatomical cuts and two compleat Stons of different fexes. This collection would have been very ferviceable to a Profeffor of Phyfic and Anatomy, when the revenues of the College thould have been fufficient to fubfift a gentleman in this character.-A few ancient and valuable Manufcripts in different languages.-A pair of excellent new Globes of the largeft fize, prefented by Andrew Oliver, jun. Efq;-A variety of Curiofities natural and arificial, both of American and foreign produce.-A font of Greek types (which, as we had not yet a printing-office, was repofited in the library) prefented by our great benefactor the late worthy Thomas Holli, Efq; of London; whofe picture, as large as the lite, and inflitutions for two Irofeffor hips and ten Scholarships, perifhed in the flames-Some of the mult confiderable additions that had been made of late years to the library, came from other branches of this generous Family.

Under the head of Mechanics, there were machines for experiments of falling bodies, of the centre of gravity, and of centrifugal forces the forts, levers, pullies, axes in peritrochio, wedges, feveral mechanical powers, balances of different compound engines; with curious models of each in brafs.

In Hydrofatics, very nice balances, jars and bottles of various fizes fitted with brass caps, veffels for proving the grand hydrostatic Paradox, fiphons, g'afs models of pumps, hydrostatic balance, &c.

In Pneumatics, there was a number of different tubes for the Torricellian experiment, a large double-barrell'd Air-pump, with a great variety of receivers of different fizes and fhapes; fyringes, exhaufting and condenfing; Barometer, Thermometer-with many other articles.

In Optics, there were feveral forts of mirrors, concave, convex, cylindric; Lenfes of different foci; inftruments for proving the fundamental law of refraction; Prifms, with the whole apparatus for the Newtonian theory of light and colors; the camera obfcura, &c.

And a variety of inftruments for mifcellaneous

THE following articles were afterwards fent us by Mr. Thomas Hollis, Nephew to that ge nerous Gentleman, viz. an Orrery, an armillary Sphere, and a box of Microfcopes; all of exquifite workmanship.

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Telescopes of differeat lengths, one of 24 feet;
For Aftronomy, we had before been fupplied with
and a brass Quadrant of 2 tretyradius, carrying a
Telefcope of a greater length, which formerly
belonged to the celebrated Dr. Halley. We had
alfo the moft offul inftruments for Dialling
and for Surveying, a brats femicircle, with plain
fights and magnetic needle. Alf, a curious Te-
lefcope, with a complete apparatus for taking the
difference of Level; lately prefented by Chrifto-
pher Kilby, Efq;

But by the Bleffing of God on the vigorous efforts of the affiftants, the ruin was confined to Harvard Hall, and there, befides the destruction of the private property of thofe who had chambers in it, the public lofs is very great, perhaps, irreparable. The Library and the Apparatus, which for many years had been growing, and were now judged to be the best furnished in America, are annihilated. But to give the public a more diftinct idea of the lofs, we fhall exhibit a fummary view of the general contents of each, as far as we can, on a fudden, recollect them.


IT contained-The Holy Scriptures in almoft all languages, with the most valuable Expofitors and Commentators, ancient and modern :-The whole Library of the late learned Dr. Lightfoot, which at his death he bequeathed to this College, and contained the Targuins, Talmuds, Rabbins, Polygot, and other valuable tracts relative to oriental literature, which is taught here: The library of the late eminent Dr. Theophilus Gale:

• Harvard-Hall, 42 feet broad, 97 long, and four to
rics high, was founded A. D. 1673.

lumes, all which were confumed, except a few
The library contained above five thousand vo-
books in the hands of the members of the house;
and two donations, one made by our late honora-
ble Lieutenant Governor Dummer, to the value
of 501. fterling; the other of 56 volumes, by the
prefent worthy Thomas Hollis, Efq, F. R.S. of
London, to whom we have been annually obli-
ged for valuable additions to our late library:
Which donations, being but lately received, had
efcaped the general ruin.
not the proper boxes prepared for them; and fo

As the library records are burnt, no doubt fome
valuable benefactions have been omitted in this ac-
count, which was drawn up only by memory.

Of the APPARATUS. WHEN the late worthy THOMAS HOLLIS, Efq; of London founded a Profeffor fhip of Mathematics and Philofophy in Harvard-College, he fent a fine Apparatus for Experimental Philofo phy in its feveral Branches.

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been made to this apparatus by feveral generous Many very valuable additions have of late years benefactors, whom it would be ingratitude not to commemorate here, as no veftiges of their contions remain. We are under obligation to mention particularly, the late Sir Peter Warren, Knt. Sir Henry Frankland, Bart. Hon. Jonathan Belcher, Efq, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia; Thomas Hancock, Ef, James Bowdoin, Eli, Ezekiel Goldthwait, Efq; John Hancock, A. M. of Boston, and Mr. Gilbert Harrifon of London, fine reflecting Telescopes of different magnifying Merchant. From thefe Gentlemen we received powers; and adapted to different obfervations; Microfcopes of the feveral forts now in ufe; Hadley's Quadrant fitted in a new manner; a nice Variation Compats, and Dipping needie; with inftruments for the feveral magnetical and electrical experiments-all new, and of excellent workmanship.- ALL DESTROYED !

Cambridge, Jan. 26. 1764. As the General Affembly have this day chearfully and unanimoufly voted to rebuild Harvard Hall, it encourages us to hope, that the LIBRARY and APPARATUS will alfo be repaired by the private munificence of thole who with well to America, have a regard for NewEngland, and know the importance of literature to the Church and State







Liberty, Property, and no Excife.

A Poem,

Compos'd on cocafion of the SIGHT feen on the GREAT TREES, (fo called) in

BOSTON, NEW-ENGLAND, on the 14th of AUGUST, 1765.

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She refts fecure from ev'ry foreign foe,


Dendes their plots, and fees their overthrow
And foon fhall fee the wretch completely curt'd
Who ftrove to STAMP ber glory in the du
"Freedom, (he cries) I cannot cringe to knaves,
My foes are free, and never will be daves"
Let tyrants rule with arbitrary Sway,
Villains command, and whining fools obey:
Let daftards live in infamy and fhame,
While Brites fight for liberty and fame:
Let all her foes like bees prepare to fwarm
Old Plate rage, and Purgatory form:

Let Cher raife his cars and long boat rake,
And force with fury down the torrid lake.
Speak Proferpins, thy will fhall be obey'd
Bad ery

ry fend foriak: the gloomy fhade:
Give thefe commands to each infernal ghoft,
Go fpit your venom on the Brii coat,
Hafte there and fpread contention wide and far,
Perplex her i ife, and let her fons at war:
Then to America with vengeance go,,
Let them in fivery own the powers below."
Suppofe this done, and all the winged bands
At this new world with thunder in their hands:
Our hardy youth would fill their force repel,
Defeat their wiles and drive them back to hell,
Thele fons of Mars their courage would confound,
A gan and fall maintain their ground



15ar Lould ever devils be compelled to c
Our foreign lives and God fupports his throne:
Thus his foes in ev'ry bafe defign
All-gracious heaven, and biefs the
O give us favor in our monarch's eyes,
Defend our rights, remove the late EXCISE:
Lee truth prevail and fierce oppreflion cease,
of peace.
And bid oer Prophet fpeak the words
Lo here he comes, softly he feems to tread,
Now rolls his eyes, now bows his rev'rend bead:
He like a God appears in form divine,
Whale very afpect fpeaks fome deep defign,
Hither he comes, on purpofe to relate
Each facred truth and tell fome hidden fate,
"Bren, (be cries) your woes are at an end,



Your for fhall fall and times fball quickly mend With fhame oerwhelm'd he foon fhall hide his face, Then hark while I predict the time and place. day now dawns, the gloomy night is fpeat,hall fee the grand event. face your eyes B See fair Aurar her couch anie, Whole chearful hes paints the morning kies The fhades are chic'd, the ling ring ftars are fed, "And yonder Phes lifts his golden bead: "(Then cries the Prophet) I must hafte away,

The Gods command and morals must obey."
No more I heard from out his facred mouth,
He took his leave and went towards the Suerba

Then I beheld amazing wonders there,

Saw human fhapes and moofters in the air.

A fately elm appear'd before my eyes,

Whok lofty branches ferm'd to touch the kies

It's limbs were bent with more than common fruit,

It bore the Devil, C, and B

Well then, faid 1, my doubts are wholly Bed,

I find the truth of what the father faid:

But while I food to gaze upon the tree,

Another and another came to fery

Each moment 1 beheld a diffrent face,
For on they preft 'till thoufands All'd the place,
Here stands a child and looks with wond'ring eyes,

And there a champion of gigantic fine
Yonder a maid at bumbler ditance franch,
And here jilt with lifted eyes and hands

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A third pesclaims, Let thefe be first convey'd
In peaceful flence to the dreary fhade."
Then pake their head, the regent of the right)
Alas our hoft is in a fhameful plight:
"Is this the way to get a hero's name
The road to hond and immortal fame?
Centangling then, let each in order stand,
join arm to arm, like one camal band.
Then here (he cries) be all commention fled.
Come fellow on, your chief at the head"
Thus hang ipake all hear the wondrous e

And forth they more, the cam leads the van)
All feem impatient to obey his

And bend their court for the appointed b
Whole lofty fummit once contain'd a fert
To this they hate and quickly leave the court.
Freedom and friendship centers up each foul,,
They thot and fing without the least pruul
Here then we find no obfcles arofe,
Noife could of, and nothing dare oppofe,
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Suppeled to be built for STREET-OFFICE


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