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Image 1 of The Kentucke gazette, July 19, 1788

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I tftra. 'T H E XLVII.J EN U T E C by JOHN BRADFORD received, and July 19, ZET G SATURDAY, 5.EXINGT0N: Printed ' GQODS Kofe ano striped blankets. "O AN away from the subscriber at Feather velvet.and cafimers. Fultians, jeanetts and corduroys. Lex- ington, the 15th of June, two negro men named Jim and Lewis, they are nearly of one size, about five feet sis or eight inches high, flout, well made healthy looking fellows, and very black complexions, beween twenty and thirty years old ; thy were bred to the carpenters fs, at which one handy fellow.; is a very good and the other a good sawyer, ond aukward at any other part of the they have their last winters suit of cloaths that are much worn, and some old cloth that have been worn by myself of a brown and black colour : As they were lately moved from Cumberland county in Virginia, they mav endeavour to pass through thcr wilderness to the place of their nativity, f will give the above reward for both, or a proportion for either. bu-fine- fs. 455 B. WILSON. JUST OPENING Marfailles quilting. Irish and table linen. Persians, mode and sewing silk. Tvvift and sine thread. Lawn linen cotton and (haul handkerchiefs. Long lawn, chintz and callicos. Stockings, mens and womens gloves. Broad and narrow bindings. Black and flowered ribbons. Wool hats and sewing needles, Taste and garters. Brass and iron wire. Sleeve buttons, coat and jacket ditto. Pen knives and knives and folks. Files, rasps, darning and knitting needles, HL hinges, plane irons and centre bitts. H.rle fleams, plated and steel fpurrs. Weeding hoes, country made sickles. Shoe and knee buckles. Tumblers, decanters and vinegar cruets. Pewter bafons and plates, Tea pots. Writing paper and blank books. Testaments, ipelling books and primers. Watts'spfalmsand other books of divinity Peruvian bait, camphire, britifli ojl, ' Argimony, Tea, coffee, chocolate and loaf sugar, THOMAS J A N U A R Y; ft his Store, in LEXINGTON, the corner of Main and Cross Streets, and direQly oppoftte the Court-hous- G; ASSORTMENT OF OOD S. ' Amongst which are, umu a. .d Loane cloths. Coating- and cordurnv. J Shalloons, calhmancos moreens & poplin. Irifli linnen. Beaver and wool hats. Knives and forks. Needles and pins. v- Topper sauce-pan- s, Wool and cotton cards. Pen knives. Pewter. Fine and coarse-toot- h combs. and-cuttei- i Sadlery ware. 5d. iod. i2d.& 2od. The narrative of caps. Isaac Stewart; taken hisownmouth in March, 1782. WAS taken prilbner about 50 miles to the I , nails, Ailurn, copperas and brimttone. Tea, coffe, pepper and loaf i'ugar. Wine, Jamaica ipirits. fforted china and queens ware, W1h a Variety of other 'articles too tedious to enumerate, which he proposes to sell for calh. tf to- gether with a number of other articles too tedious to enumerate. tf BY A GENERAL &c. fortius paper, are thankfully at his Office hi Main Street, where Siibfcriptions, Advettij'ements, in it different branches done with Care and Expedition. Printing HUGH M'iLVAIN, R E W A R D, of Fort Pitt, about T JULY io, 1788. Y do hereby forewarn all persons from taking an alignment of two bonds I Js now opening at his Store in Lexington ; one door gave Squire Boone, the one for one hunabove Mejf. Alexander and James Parkers, dred and thirty pounds, the other for one AN ASSORTMENT OF hundred pounds, both payable in property ; As I have difcbarged both bonds, I take this method to prevent any impofi-tio- n, as I am determined not to pay them Amongst which are RALPH VANCL'EAVE. again. 47. JRoad clotn coating and half thicks. FIVE POUNDS 17? 4 f rem wcfl-vvar- d 18 yeaisago, by the Indians, and was carried by them totheWabain, with many more white men, who were executed witji circumstances Of horrid barbarity; it was my good fortune to call forth the sympathy of what is called the good woman of the town, who was permitted to redeem me from the flames, by givine as my ransom, a horse. Aster remaining two years in bondage amongst the Indians, 3 Spaniard came to the nation, having been sent from Mexico on discoveries. He made application to the chiefs, for redeeming me and another white man in the like situation, a native of" Wales, named John Davy; which they d with, apd wc took our departurein company with the Spaniard, and travelled to the westward eroding the Mifiifippi near the river Rouge, or Red River, up which we travelled 700 miles, when wc came to a nation ofindians remarkably white, and vvhofq hair wasofareddiln colom, at Ieaft m'oftly so; they lived on the banks of a small river that empties itfclf into the Red River which is called the River Poll. In the morning of the day aftc-oarrival amongst these Indians, the Welchman informed me that he was determined to remain with them, giving as a' reason that he nnderftood their language, ic being very little different from the Welch. My curiosity was excited very much by this information, and I went with my companion to the chief men of the town, who informed him (in a language I had no knowledge of and which had no affinity to that ofany other Indian tongue I ever hewdj that the forefathers of this com-phe- ur nation came from a foreign country, and landed on the call side of the Miffifippi, defcribinp particularly the country now called Wefl-Flo- i Ma, and that on the Spaniards taking poflefiion of Mexico, they sled to their then abode; and, as a of the truth of what he advanced, he brought proof 01 th rolls of parchment, which were caiefully tied up in otter (kins, on which were large characters written with blue ink the characters I did not understand, & tjicWelchnlan being unacquaimcd with lerters.even of his own language, I was not able to know the meaning of thewriting. They are bold, hardy, intrepid people, very warlike, and the women boa ltiful, when compared with other Indians. Wc lest this nation, aster being kindly treated and .requcftcd to remain amongst them, being only two in number, the Spaniard and myself aiv.l wc continued our course up the water's of the Red River, till we came io a nation of Indians called Windots, that never had seen a white man .before, and who were unacquainted with the ufa On our way wc came to a tranfpa-ren- t of sire arms. ftrcam, which we to our great ftirprife, sound to descend into the earth, and, at the soot of a ridge" of mountains, difappcared ; it was remarka bly clear, and, near to it, wc sound the bones of two animals, of such a size, that a man might walk under the ribs, and the teeth were very heavy. The nation of Indians who had never seen a white man, lived near the fourcc of the Red River, and there the Spaniard difcovced, to his great joy, gold dust in the brooks and rivulets ; and, being informed by the Indians that a nation lived farther west, who were very n'ch, and Whofc arrows were pointed with gold, wc fct ouc in the hope of reaching their country, and tra veiled about 500 miles, till we came to a ridge of mountains, which wc eroded, and from which the ftrcams run due west, and at the soot of the mountains, the Spaniard gave proofs of ioy and gteat satisfaction, having sound i;o!d ingicatabm-dancI was not acquainted with tbenatuic of ihe ore, hut I listed up what he called-goldust from the bottom of the little rivulets iiL-infrom the cavities of the rocks, and it had a ycllowifli call, and was remarkably heavy; but so much was the Spaniard fatisficd, he rclinquiflicd his plan of g his journey, being perfectly convinced that he had sound a country full of gold. On our return we'took a different route and wjicn wc reached the Miffifippi, we went in a canoe o the month of the Miflburi, where we sound a Span fli poll; the-- I was discharged by the Spaniard, went to the country of the Chicke-faw- s, from thence to the Chciokees, and soon. in South Caiohna. reached Ninety-siIt is impoffible for me to give an adequate defection of the country on the south west side of Mifliflippi : I was chaimcd with the riehnefs of thclandsonthc north east fidjjofthat noble river 1 beheld the other till country ; the luxuiianccof the soil, the riehnefs of the ho,h of the forests, and the fertility of the meadows which in many places are of an amazing extent' c. prol'e-cutin- -- x Jinil itgSJrjchrafonidQver. in height! at least three seet: thfinmn . c.i buffalo, &c, and in the autumn, grapes and apples are every where to be sound; in iTiort, every other part of America isadefart compared to that coun try, known in Europe by the name of Louisiana; the air is pure and ferene.and theclinacaTheIi!y thy as any in the World: Nature has been wonderfully bountifuj in furnishing water fntheereat-eiabundance, and in many places acres of groundl arccovercd with fait rock, where thcanimalseo at certain seasons, and it is extremely pleasing to the marks of the tongues of various wild beads on the furfacc of the rocks of fait No country in the World is better calculated for the culture of rice, indigo and tobacco, when it is considered that on the banks of the Miflburi and Red River settlements, a quantity of these articles might be madefufHcienttqfupply all Europe; ccforiooomiles from the confluenfeof each of ih6fe rivers, lhips could be built, and, for three ob-fcr- ve ?w year curfcnt runs they could g0 down the Area with-such- , months rapidity 100 miles

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