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413. His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq;l... His Speech /
| to the | Honourable Council and House of Representatives
on Wednesday the Seventh of November, 1716. Boston: 1 Printed by B. Green, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. Sold at the Booksellers Shops. 1716. AAS
† pp. 2. Evans, 1818. 414. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; . . . A Proclamation for a General Thanksgiving. (December 6.) Dated, November 13, 1716.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, December 3, 1716.
1717 CHARMION, JOHN. 415. ÆM S: Eximij Pietate, Eruditione, Prudentia' Viri | D. Ebenezræ Pembertoni, | Apud Bostonienses Americanos Prædicatoris vere Evangelici. / Epitaphium. (At end] Posuit Jo. Charmion in literas, etc.
MHS No such name as Charmion can be found in any record of Boston or of the Old South Church, over which Mr. Pemberton was minister. 416. John Charmion's Latin Epitaph from his ardent Love to Learning and Learned Men, on Mr. (Ebenezer) Pemberton, who dyed at Boston, the 13th of February, 1716, 7. in the 45th year of his Age, translated | into English.
Evans, 1871, who gives Boston: “Sold by S. Gerrish, 1717” as a colophon. “John Charmion's Latin Epitaph on the Reverend Mr. Ebenezer Pemberton, Translated into English, to be Sold by Mr. Samuel Gerrish Bookseller at his Shop in Cornhill next the Brick Meeting-House, Boston. Boston News-Letter, May 27, 1717. DANFORTH, JOHN. 417. (Cut.) Greatness & Goodness Elegized, | In a Poem, upon the much Lamented Decease of the Honourable & Vertuous Madam Hannah Sewall, Late Consort of the Honourable Judge Sewall, in Boston, in New-England. She Exchanged this Life for a Better, October, 19th. Anno Dom. 1717. Ætatis Suæ. 60. Signed, "John Danforth, V. D. M. Dorcestriæ.”
NYPL. BPL HARVARD COLLEGE. 418. Quaestiones.
MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, PROVINCE. 420. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; . . . A Procla
mation for a General Fast. [April 4.] 1716[-17].
Dated, March 12,
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, March 25, 1717.
421. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq;
.. A Procla
mation (against a pirate ship commanded by Samuel Bellame). Dated, May 4, 1717.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, May 13, 1717.
422. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq;. . . A Proclamation for a Publick Fast. [July 11.] Dated, June 22, 1717. Printed in the Boston News-Letter, July 8, 1717.
423. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; ing the Vth and VIth Articles of the Treaty of Peace and Neutrality between Great Britain and France, concluded the 6-16 Day of November, 1686.) Dated, August 31, 1717.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, September 9, 1717. See Nos. 390 and 594.
424. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; A Proclamation for a Publick Thanksgiving. [November 28.] Dated, November 5, 1717.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, November 25, 1717.
425. Province of the
Massachusetts-Bay. | Samuel Shute, Esqr; Captain General . . . (Military commission.) Dated, [September 4,] 171 [7.]
426. Province and County Tax and Town Rate. Form of bill with notice of assessors, signed George Shore, Constable. MHS
427. A Speech | Made unto His Excellency, | Samuel Shute, Esq;... By the Reverend, | Dr. Cotton Mather. | Attended with the Ministers of the Massachusetts-Province, New-England, May 30. 1717. Boston: Printed and sold by B. Green in Newbury-Street. 1717. † BA
pp. 2. It is reprinted in Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts (Dowse), I. 175. Evans, 1906.
MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, PROVINCE. 430. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; . . . A Proclamation for a General Fast. (February 27.] Dated, February 8, 1717(-18].
Printed in the Boston News-Lelter, February 24, 1718. 431. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; . . . A Proclamation For the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for the Preventing and Punishing of Vice and Prophaneness and Immorality. Dated, June 24, 1718.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, July 7, 1718. 432. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; ... A Proclamation For Calling in Province Bills of Credit of Former Plates, Signed with Three Hands only, and for detecting the Makers and Forgers of certain Counterfeit Bills. Dated, July 15, 1718.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, July 21, 1718. 433. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; . . . A Proclamation (publishing the offer of mercy to surrendering pirates, contained in the King's Proclamation of September 5, 1718.) Dated, October 25, 1718.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, November 3, 1718. 434. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; ... A Proclamation for a General Thanksgiving. (December 11.] Dated, November 18, 1718.
Printed in the Boston News Letter, December 1, 1718. 435. (Royal Arms.) By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; 1... A Proclamation (against entertaining escaped felons: John Simonds, Thomas Story, Thomas Cross, John Tailer, William Wight, James Barret and Richard Webb.) Dated, November 25, 1718.
+ CHS The imprint is wanting. Reproduced in Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts (Dowse), 11. 436. Brief of the Governor and Council, for Collections for propagating the Gospel. Boston: Printed by B. Green. 1718.
Evans, 1970. 437. William Tailer Esq; Lieutenant Governor ... Military commission. Dated, (January 17, 1717-18.] PITCHER, NATHANIEL. 438. Words of Consolation to Mr. Robert Stetson & Mrs. Mary Stetson, his Wife, On the Death of their Son Isaac
No. 438. Probably copied from some English illustration.
Stetson, Who Perished in the Mighty Waters, | November 7th. 1718. Aged 22. Signed, Nathaniel Pitcher. Also on the same sheet: [Wood-cut.] A Sorrowful Poem upon that Desirable Youth Isaac Stetson of Scituate, who was Cast-away in a Sloop near the Mouth of the | North-River in Scituate, the 7th day of No- | vember. 1718. Anno Etatis Suæ 22. Signed, By a Friend. † EI 439. A Satyrical Description of Commencement, Calculated to the Meridian of Cambridge in New-England.
See the same title in 1740, No. 739, infra.
440. The Lighthouse Tragedy.
"I now took a fancy to poetry, and made some little pieces; my brother, thinking it might turn to account, encouraged me and put me on composing occasional ballads. One was called The Lighthouse Tragedy, and contained an account of the drowning of Captain Worthilake, with his two daughters: the other was a sailor's song, on the taking of Teach (or Blackbeard) the pirate." Franklin's Autobiography (Smyth, 1. 239.) George Worthilake was drowned November 3, 1718.
See Ford, Bibliography of Franklin, 1.
441. [Ballad on the taking of Teach, or Blackbeard.] See note to No. 440.
444. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; . . A Proclamation for a General Fast. [April 2.] Dated, March 14, 1719. Printed in the Boston News-Letter, March 23, 1719.
445. By His Excellency, Samuel Shute, Esq; .. A Proclamation for a General Thanksgiving [October 29.] Dated, October 17, 1719.
Printed in the Boston News-Letter, October 26, 1719. 446. Number 422. Taken from the | Flying-Post; | or, | Postmaster. From Thursday, May 14, to Saturday May 16. 1719. † нc. CHS A letter of Cotton Mather, dated Boston, New England, Nov. 4, 1718. Evans, 2042.
447. A Testimony | against | Evil Customs. | Given by Several Ministers of the Gospel. Boston: in N. E. Printed by Samuel Kneeland, for Samuel Gerrish, and Sold at his Shop in CornHill, near the Old Meeting-House. MDCCXIX.
pp. 4. Evans, 2051.
448. Such as have a mind to pleasure their Friends with it per Post may have it every Monday a whole Sheet, one half with the News, the other half good Paper to Write their Letter on, (which will fully obviate that insinuation of People's being prevented having it that live remote from hence) by only paying single Postage, for both the News and their Letter every Post.
Advertisement in the Boston News-Letter, January 4, 1720. I have not found an example of such an issue of the sheet. In the next number of the newspaper Campbell added that the plan proposed was also "for the advantage of the Post-Office."
449. The Printer hereof, having dispers'd Advertisements of his Printing Callicoes, &c. a certain person in Charlstown to rob him of the Benefit of said Advertisements and impose upon Strangers, calls himself by the Name of Franklin, having