Morning in Conference with the Deputies of the States General. Yesterday there was a congress of the Foreign Ministers as usual; and M. Davolles, Minister of Great Britian, notify'd on the 28th to the Regency and Foreign Ministers, the welcome News of the Conclusion of the Peace between the Czar of Muscovy and the King of Sweden, which he received on the 26th by an Express from Admiral Norris, who pass'd that day through this Place in his Way to the Court of Great Britain.
Ratisbon, Sept. 22. The Protestant Ministers have resolved to resent a new Renostrance to Cardinal Saxe-Zeits, on Account of Dr. Moch, who was taken out of his Bed at Heidelberg, and imprison'd in the Cattle of Dilberg, three Leagues from that City, for having had a Hand in drawing up the Remonstrances of the Lutherans. The same Ministers have reconciled the Differences that happen'd between the Lutherans and Calvinists of the Palatinate, on Account of some Ecclesiastick Estates. The Elector, our Prince, has publish'd a new Placard, commanding under severe Penalties, to perfect without Delay the Redress of the Protestants, Grevances, since the Peace of Baden, according to the Emperors Mandates: 'tis hoped this Placard will be better obey'd than the former.
Hambourgh, October 3. Our Letters from Stockholm of the 14th of September say, that the Articles of peace with the Czar were not then made Publick, and would not be till the Return of the young Count Lielensted, who was gone to carry the Ratification to Nystad. Admiral Norris was preparing to sail for England, and the English Seamen were employ'd in cutting Wood to load their Ships, at which the Swedes were disguised, because it had rais'd the Price. His Swedish Majesty had sent Orders to Gottrembourg, not to give entrance to any vessels coming from France, till they had perform'd Quarentine.
Mr. Franklin, Rhode-Island, Feb. 9, 1721
Yesterday came to my Hand a Letter from a Gentleman of good Credit in Barbadoes, which gives us a sad and melancholly Account of the Loss of the Royal Ann Gally, and upwards of 250 Persons that were on Board her, upon the 10th of November last, off the Lizard, as the she was coming out, bound to Barbadoes with my Lord Belhaven Govenour of that island, on board whom he, with Sir William Savage and Mr Whatley (two gentlemen of the Law,) were lost, as well as upwards of 30 young Scotch gentlemen who were bound for Barbadoes with my Lord to seek their Fortune. The Ship was lost merely by Carelessness, it being very good Weather; for she had her Top-Gallant Sails abroad when she struck upon the Rocks, which was about Midnight, and they were not apprehensive of any Danger till about a Minute before; and before they could hoist out their Boats, her Larboard Side tumbled in, and there escaped but Two of the Foremast Men and a Boy with Life to tell the story. My Lord had, it seems, large Power committed to him by his Majesty as to the Government of Affairs in Barbadoes, Mr. Cox, the President of that Island, his Reasons for turning out the Council and all the Officers put in by Mr. Lowther, being to be scann'd by him, and to be justify'd or condemn'd according as his Sentiments of the Matter were. My Friend writes me also, that Col. Frere, late President of that Island, died of the Small Pox on the 4th of October last, not being then of His Majesties Council of Barbadoes, by reason of His Disobedience to his Majesty's Orders. Col. Hart, Governour of the Leward Islands is arrived at Antigua: He came out in Company with my lord Helhaven, but it looking like bad Weather, my Lord put back again.
Your Constant Reader,
And Humble Servant,
Custom-House, Rhode-Island, Entered Inwards. Williams Burn from Martinico, Charles Bordin from Barbadoes, Shubael Norton from Surraham Several vessels are Cleared out for Barbadoes. Sr. Christophers, and North Carolina.
Boston, Feb. 12. Last Week his Excellency receiv'd a Letter from the Forces at the Eastward, giving an Account, that as they were marching to seize Father Ralle, he made his Escape out of the House with so much hast, that (being then writing) he left his Papers on the Table, among which was found a Letter from the Governour of Canada, directing the Indians to use their utmost Force to keep the English from set-
tling at the Eastward, and promising to supply them with Powder and Ball for That End, at the same Time charging the Jesuit to keep the matter Private. 'Tis said his Excellency has wrote to England of this Affair.
By a private Letter from Nantucket, we have Advice, That since May last, 36 Persons have had the small Pox there, 20 Whites and 16 Indians; out of which Number, 5 of the English are dead, and 10 Indians. The same Letter adds that but two Persons on that Island are now ill of that Distemper.
We hear from Sandwich that 33 Persons have had the small Pox there, 9 of which have dy'd; and that the Town has been for some Time past clear of that Distemper.
Custom-House, Boston, Entered Inwards.
Samuel Northy from North Carolina
John Hardison from New Hampshire, Jonathan Rowse, Thomas Copping, and George Hill for North Carolina, John Kent for Virginia, John Venteman, and John Green for West Indies, William Maxwell for Portugal.
John Braddick for New York, Matthias Bant, and Robert Burnet for Barbadoes.
To Dr. C. M.
Your Remarks &c. in a little Pamphlet Published last Wednesday requires no other Answer but this, Ill Language and brutal Manners reflect only on those who are guilty of them. Yours,
On Thurday next the 15th Instant, will be exposed to Sale by Publick Vendue, at the Sun Tavern in Dock-Square at Five of Clock in the Afternoon, sundry Sorts of English and India Goods, Sugar, &c. N.B. The Goods to be seen at the Place of Sale.
Some further Account from London, of the Small Pox Inoculated. The Second Edition. With some Remarks on a late scandalous Pamphlet, Intitaled, Innoculation of the Small Pox as Practis'd in Boston, &c. By Increase Mather, D. D. Sold by J. Edwards, at the Corner Shop on the North Side of the Town-House.
A Maid Servants Time for Four Years to be disposed of on reasonable Terms. Enquire of the Printer hereof.
All Persons indebted to the Estate of Oliver Noyes Esq; Deceased, are hereby Notised to ballance their Accounts by the first of March next, or without fail they may expect to be Arrested to April Court. Any Persons may settle their Accompts with said Estate at the Warehouse next adjorning to the Golden Ball in Merchants Row, where daily Attendance is given.
N.B. The Dwelling House near the Town Dock in Corn-Market, belonging to said Estate to be let on reasonable Terms. Servant Maid's Time for three Years and an half to be dispos'd of on reasonable Terms. Esquire of the Printer hereof. All Persons indebted to the Estate of Robert Calef, late of Roxbury, deceas'd are desired, to pay their respective Debts to Joseph Calef in Water-Street, Boston, Administator: to whom those who have any Claims on the said, Estate may apply themselves for Payment.
This Paper (No 28) is the 2d, of a new quarter; & those who have not paid for the last, are desired to send in their Money, or pay it to the Bearer. Those who incline to take it, are desir'd to signify it at the Place of Sale, or at the Blue Bull over against the Star Tavern in Union Street. The Price is no more than to 10s. a Year in Town and 15s. in the Couuntry, if seal'd up and directed.