The: PRINTER of
will lay open all the Republic of letters
to our view and furnish us with all recef-farinstructions to avoid the danger or
iecurctrre bleffings which may wait on
Fifthly, it will
our riling community.
afford usaneafy method of undcifUnd
ing one another and coming to a better
the execution, ot ecrv
which maybe ncccTary for the common good. . It will bring the latent sparks
of Genius to light, and give tnc world a
lcfpeftablc opinion of the "people who
have come so marly leagues 10 cultivatca
defcrted land. When others see what wc
have done and what we arc still able to
do; they will. come and ftrcngthen oii'r
hands and be pleased to partake of our
having expended much in
the msterials and conveying themjiom Philadelphia, have ventured to open a PnntmR Office in the
Town of Lcxingtoninthe Difti ift of
Notwithstanding thele expences
and that of procuring farther fupplics of
paper for ray biifincfs and of frtpporting
nccefTary hands.I iTidll content myfclf at
present with the profpeft of final! gains. I
consider this country as heing yet in an
infant ftatcharrafled by the most savage
encmies,havingno piofitahlc trade and
being drained of money by its present
with the Kaftcrn parts of Ame-lieupon a piomifc ofpai '
HowevcrtWo exertions made by a
great number of Gentlemen in savour of tronagc from the Convention in 1783.
that induced mc first to attempt what I
the press convinces mc that aSpiiit prevails among my countrymen superior to
have now accomplifhcd. I thciefofc rest
satisfied, thatallmy Countrymen will
their present circumstances. lam fatisficd
of my claim to their notice as the
that every pQffiblc encouragement will
firjl adventurer in abufinefs whcih has
begiven to my present undertaking. been chiefly inftrumentalin bringing manIt is impoflibleto recount all the
that the public will rccicve kind from afta'eof blindrcfs and flavciy
from the publication of a GAZETTE in to their present advancement in knowledge and freedom.
this Diftrift. Firft.it will give a quick and
general information concerning the intenJOHN BRADFORD.
tions and bchavionr of our neighbouring
enemies. and put us upon our guard
their suture violence. Secondly.it
jvill communicate a timely information of
Virginia to wit,
By his Excellency Edmund Randlph,
the proceedings of our Legiflature.and
Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth,
pi event us from undergoing various evils
by being unacquainted with the laws of
our country, some of which have been in A
force fomctime before they reached the
diftrift. Thirdly.it will call our attention
HEREAS the defence of
tothetranfactionsof Congress,and fhew
the commonwealth is b.y
us the policy which predominates in our
the laws placed in the militia
gre.it Ame1icanC0nfeJeracy.lt will teach
thereof, and no exertion for the
us when we are to prepaie for foreign
wars-whemaintenance of discipline ought
wc are to admiie the
Hero, the gene ous Patriot, and
to be omitted. I do therefore,
the wise Statcfman; or to treat with
by and with the advice of the
the betray or of his Country.
council of state, exhort all officers
Fourthly, it will carry our attcntionto
the ancient world, an i gratify our curio-fit- y of the militia, of whatsoever rank,
punctually and faithftilly to dif-with rcfpec to distant nations who
fiourifh in the arts of arms or peace. It charee their refpecTUvduties.
co moreover declare, that
peribn, sailing here:n, (hall
be prosecuted in the mcft exemplary manner, allowed by lawv
But from my confidence in the
patriotism and character of the
of6cers, I most sanguinely hope,
that a resort to the penalties of
the law will be unneceflary.
my hand, undtheftal
the ccmmomvealtli, at Rih-inor.day 1 of
ths twenty-fourtMarch, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven".
NKWriURYPORT. Anril 18.'
Last Saturday evening came to .tli'ts
town a Mr. Stewart, formerly mate oa
brig belonging to Savannah,, tap. Cfark',
commander, who informs, that they took
in acargo of tobacco at Alexandria i)i Virginia, in 1784, bound therewith into.tjis
Mediterranean. Soon aster they hadpaff-e-d
Gibraltar, they were furromded ly
three Algerine corfairs, who tookpojfeffion
of their vcffei and cargo, iftripped the
mate and seamen .of every article'pf
cloathing and effeSs, and gave tfiem in
V.eu thereof, a frock and pair oftrowfe(S.
They were focn landed at Algiers, and im- -.
mediately were conduced to the'cajlle and
put to hard labour, without diftinBiyn,
and put upon a pit'ful
half a pint of rice per day no bread )yr
meat, ttnlefs whenthcyore allowedto take
inwards of creatures which were killed'- -'
Aster having remained several months at.
hard labour intle cajlfe, they were
brought forth to a publickjale, ythen their
purchasers, bejio'es otherwlfe treating
them in themojt brutal tqamier, Jilt open
an ear of each man, tt the same time, can,
Being thus marked, they were fitUajt.
board the gallies ana cnauxeauttitttars
where thy remained, urtil relieved ty
their generom ay.a numar.e uvnerjj.