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POST OFFICES IN PENSYLVANIA.
19 07|South Creek
2 33 Lexington
13 90/Mount Pleasant, L.co 40 80 | Pine Grove Mills Liberty 18 58 Do do W.co 54 30 Pittsburg 5,342 80 South Warren
Do do Vest
22 03 Sparta Ligonier 70 01
1 56 county
99 93 Pleasant Unity 5 75 Spinnerstown Lionville 8 02 Do do Mills 9 00 Plymouth
25 82 Spiead Eagle 60 25 Lisburn 22 42 Do Republic 5 67 Plymouth Meeting II.16 79 Springfield
14 49 Litchfield 4 48 Wount Vernon 20 54 | Poke Run
10 79 Springfield Furnace 10 85 Litiz 112 01 Muncy 234 21 | Portersvile
4 70 Springfield X Roads 52 50 Little Britain 11 03 Munster 22 63 | Potter's Mills 26 76 Spring Hill
4 07 Liverpool 52 81 Murraysville 31 83 | Potts Grove 222 65 Spring Mills
32 54 London Grove 37 55 Myerstown
58 11 | Pottsville
18 69 Springville
32 58 Loretto 4 15 Nescopeck
11 Providence Meet. H. 14 16 Springville 4 Corners 11 78 Loudon 88 51 New Albany 7 37 Pughtown 18. 88 Stahler's
1 02 Lower Chanceford 15 39 New Alexandria 62 51 Punxetauney 20 74 Standing Stone 2 44 Lower Smithfield 1 38 New Bedford 31 42 Quakertown 49 23 Sterling
12 15 Lumberville 17 13 New Berlin 113 08 Rackoon
3 11 Stewartsville
57 24 Lynnville 32 13 Newberry 19 34 Raubsville
3 41 Stockerstown
3 94 M'Connellsburgh 186 07 Newberrytown 4 21 Reading
1,329 43 Stockport
10 52 M'Ewensville 16 14 New Bloomfield 33 49 | Reamstown
49 78 Stoddertsville 29 93 M'Keansburgh 21 18 Newburgh
7 77 | Reesville
69 46 MʻWilliamstown 11 42 New Columbia 19 19 Richmond
33 64 Strasburgh, F. co. 38 02 Maiden Creek 24 22 New Derry
9 61 Ridgebury
1 74 Strasburgh, L. co.
89 05 Makefield 13 65 New Gardin 38 27 Rising Sun 15 98 Strawntown
3 86 Manayunk 53 07 New Geneva 60 32 | Robbstown
63 91 Strickersville 10 36 Manchester 1 19 New Germantown 7 25 Rocksdale
31 39 Stroudsburgh
69 24 Manheimn 80 86 New Goshen Hoppen 9 61 Rock Hill
1 67 Stumptown
3 88 Mansfield 9 12 New Holland 85 06 Rockville
O 19 Sugar Grove
70 24 Marcus Hook -52 52 New Hope 182 87 Roseburg 21 32 Sullivan
8 38 Marietta 158 91 New London X Roads89 73 Roseland
3 17 Sumneytown 19 82 Marshalton 38 65 New Milford 39 63 Roses
1 22 Sunbury
196 04 Martickville 24 34 Newport 15 38 Rossville
12 99 Swamp Churches 11 87 Martinsburgh 70 24 New Providence 10 59 Roulet
3 15 Sylvania
12 29 Martin's Creek 24 37 Newry 22 21 | Roxboro' 29 63 Terrytown
2 81 Metheny's Salt Works 1 53 New Salem
7 09 Roxbury
12 00 Mauch Chunk 200 87 Newtown, G. co.
5 97 | Rushville
7 62 Thompson's X Roads 8 19 Maytown 47 19 Newtown 81 07 | Russellville 11 92 Thompsontown
53 17 Meadville 589 01 New Troy 8 57 | Rynds O 50 Three Springs
7 94 Measontown 21 33 New ille 163 25 Sadsburyville
39 79 Tioga
23 55 Mechanicsburgh 56 36 Nittany Valley
24 06 St. Mary's
48 20 Towamensing 4 73 Mercersburgh 192 45 North East
96 92 Salem
25 44 Trapp
51 41 Metzgers 3 99 North Sewickly 2 41 Salisbury, L.co. 157 69 Trexlertown
10 72 Mexico
34 20 North Sharon 9 30 Salisbury, S. co. 23 53 Trough Creek 3 84 Middleburgh 41 77 Northumberland 192 37 Schellsburgh
68 20 Trout Run
1 85 Middletown, D. co 98 17 Northville 8 94 Schuylersburgh
35 71 Middletown, F. co 6 94 North Whitehall 8 73 Schuylkill
5 17 Trumbowersville 2 40 Mifflinburgh 93 00 Octarara
14 18 Scottville
60 55 Mifflinburgh, C. co 20 20 oil Creek
30 05 Selin's Grove 101 27 Turkey Foot 19 07 Mifflintown 102 41 Old Fort
16 71 Seller's Tavern 14 21 Tuscarora Valley 58 54 Milford 66 22 Orangeville 9 14 Sergeant 7 41 Ulster
7 23 Millersburgh 49 04 Orwell 24 41 Sewickly Bottom 20 28 Unchland
13 10 Millerstown 57 15 Orwisburg 132 59 Shade. Gap
10 52 Union
3 4 Millerstown, L. CO 8 28, Ottsville
18 02 Shade Works
6 76 Mills
15 17 Millersville 9 13 Oxford, A. co. 26 45 Shaefferstown 17 81 town
480 74 Mill Hall 65 48 Oxford 62 17 | Shannonsville
1 61 ville
27 77 Millheim 25 24 Packersville
13 19 Shaver's Creek 12 68 Upper Dublin 15 70 Millsboro'
6 93 Painters' X Roads 8 34 Shepherdston 17 65 Valley Forge 24 38 Milltown
2 18 Palmyra, L. co. 24 40 Sheshequin 14 93 Venango Furnace 25 87 Milton 336 34 Palmyra, P. co. 12 12 Shippenshurgh 323 08 Village Green
3 57 Monroe 13 61 Paoli 6 54 Shippenville 21 91 Vincent
18 17 Monroe, B. Co 37 34 Paradise 126 08 Shirleysburgh 53 06 Warminster
2 55 Montgomery 51 28 Parkinson's Ferry 89 24 Shrewsbury 48 02 Warren, B. CO
16 33 Montgomery Ferry 10 74 Peach Bottom 31 20 Siddensburgh
W. co 100 60 Hontmorency 5 76 Pennsville
2 00 Silver Lake
37 69 's Tavern 58 54 Montrose 225 44 Perry
10 89 Sinking Springs 3 48 Warrior's Mark 16 85 Mooresburgh 8 00 Perryopolis
41 18 Sinking Valley Mills 10 67 Washington, C. co 31 13 Morgantown 54 46 Perryville
7 72 Stippack
34 50 Morris' Cove 17 40 Petersburgh, A. co. 63 35 Smithfield, B.co. 12 61
28 81 Morrisville
105 16 Petersburgh, L. co. 14 32 Smithfield, F. co. 31 46 Waterford, E. c. 117 19 Morrisville, G. co 4 75 Philadelphia 77,446 04 | Smithfield, S. co. 76 53
31 61 Mount Etna Furnace 27 99 Phillipsburgh 146 39 Smithport
40 75 Waterloo
11 56 Mount Jackson 29 24 Pike
21 16 ) Smith's Mills
5 15 Water Street 16 17 Mount Joy 130 24 Pine Grove 11 82 Snydersville 19 50 Wattsburgh
14 02 Hount Morria 7 45 Pine Grove, W. co. 15 96 Somerset
161 38 Waynesburgh 94 10
8 95 Troy
ANNALS OF PHILADELPHIA,
Waynesburgh, F.c 98 92 Williamstown 60 30 Thomas Griffiths, Thomas Reman, and Sam'l Powell,
19 07 this city. West Alexandria 67 18 Windham
5 49 Ordered that an ordinance be drawn, grounded upon West Chester 260 86 Windsor
13 04 a law of this Province, for the Ascertaining the DimenWestfield
40 Womclsdorf 120 48 sions of casks, & for the true Packing of meats for TransWest Hanover 28 54 Wrightsville 50 35 portation, and Alderman Hill is desired to think of a fit West Middletown 89 51 Wyalusing
19 66 person for that office. Nantmeal 18 79 Wysox
14 Aug't. 1713, Jonathan Dickinson, Mayor. Whiteland 19 72 Yellow Springs, H.c 28 45
It being very Dificult to Convict such as suffer their White Deer 13 80 Yellow Springs, C.c 19 22 Chimneys to take fire contrary to a law of this Province. Hall 12 36 York
775 24 It is therefore ordered that if the offender will pay the Marsh
36 03 York Haven 69 92 fforfeiture without further Trouble, lze shall have Ten Whitestown 2 74 York Sulphur Springs69 25 Shillings abated him. Wilkesbarre 458 07 Youngstown
48 61 Williamsburgh,H.c 73 32 Youngsville
30 Sept. 1713.-William Hill, the Beadle of this city, „N.C 38 38
having lately in a heat broke his Bell, and given out that Williamsport 239 781 Total 127,821 51
he would continue no longer at the Place, but now Ex
presses a great Deal of Sorrow for so doing, and humbly ANNALS OF PHILADELPHIA.
Desires to be continued therein During his Good Beha
viour. And the Premises being considered, And the From the recovered minutes of the Common Council, Vote put, whether he Should Continue the Place any
from 1704 to 1776; extracted for the Pennsylvania Longer or No, It past in ye Affirmative. Gazette.
25 Oct. 1714.-Geo. Rock, Mayor.
25 July 1709. Ordered that the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen & ComThe petition of Edward Shippen, Senr. praying that on Councill wait upon the Governour on Wednesday this Common Councill would please to remitt unto him next, at the houre of Twelve in the forenoon, in order to Seven pounds Tenn Shillings, or some part thereof, be proclaim the King, & afterwards present the Mayor Elect ing a fine laid upon him last City Sessns for an Asst. and to the Governour to be Qualified. Battery committed on the Body of Thomas Clarke, Esq.
8 Novr. 1714. was Read. And upon consideration of the sd Petition,
Ordered that an Ordinance be drawn to oblige the selThis Councill doth remitt unto him three pounds fif- lers of Meal and grain in the Market, to Expose their teen shillings of the aforesaid Seven pounds ten Shillings, Meal under the Court House, by opening their Sacks provided that he Pay the remaining three pounds fifteen mouths, That the Inhabitants may see what they buy. shillings within Ten days, otherwise the whole fine to be It is ordered that the sum of Fifteen pounds & ten Levied.
shillings, Expended in the Entertainment upon the ProThe Building of the New Market House being thought claiming the king, beyond the sum of Fifteen pounds, by this Council to be of great service to the Town and the Mayor voluntarily expended out of his own Pocket, Beneficial to the Corporation, 'twas put to the Vote how be repaid the Mayor out of the stall rents. Money should be raised for the doing thereof, And Vot 14 Septr. 1716. ed that every Alderman shall contribute & pay double The price of Indenture for Apprentices within this to what the Common Councillmen should do.
City being now under Consideration. It is agreed & 22 May 1710. Richard Hill, Mayor.
order'd that three Shilling be paid to the Town Clerk The Members of this Board having now unanimously for ye Indenture, & one Shilling & six pence to the agreed that a new Market House shall be built, with all Recordr fr the Inrolment. expedition, for the better accomodation of the Inhabi 1 Oct. 1717—Richard Hill, Mayor. tants, to be lett out to the Butchers by this Corporation 24 Novr. 1718–Jon'n Dickinson, Mayor. at a certain annual rent for each stall, to be paid quarter Whereas several of the inhabitants of this City have ly. For the doing whereot, the said Members have sub- Voluntarily Gone into the paving from ye Kennell to the scribed the several sums adjoining to their names, which Middle of the Street, before their respective tenements said sums are to be repaid them out of the sd rents, share with Pibble Stones and many others are Levelling to foland share alike, until they be repaid with interest. It low their example. But for as much as what is already is therefore ordered, That Alderman Masters & Joshua Done is very much Damnefied by the excessive weight Carpenter, do set out the ground, contrive the Building of Carriages & will be every day more and more, unless & pay the Workmen, & that the several subscribers pay some measures are speedily taken to prevent the same, the respective sums by them subscribed, unto the Mayor, Therefore, Ald'n Fishbourne, Thos. Griffiths, &c. are One half in Money & the other half in goods within ten ordered to bring in an Ordinance for the preventing of days. And that the Mayor do pay the overseers of the the Carters or others, their carrying such Excessive Work as occasion may require. And if any other in- Loads. habitants of this City, not Members of this Board, will it being too apparent that ye neglect of ye members of subscribe to the doing the same, such person or per- this board not giving their attendance at the time of sumsons shall be repaid in manner aforesaid.
mons, Very much retards ye Publick Business, It is ye 11 May, 1711. W. Carter, Mayor.
unanimous opinion of this Council, that henceforward Order'd, that a Shop be built under the Court House the Sum of three shillings be strictly required of such Stairs, to be lett out to the best advantage.
members as do not attend ye time of summons, or within 13 Novr. 1711. Saml. Preston, Mayor.
one hour next after, pursuant to a fformer order of this The Mayor acquaints the Board that he has frequently Board in the year 1702, and because the absence of the had in his consideration, the many providences this Mayor & Recorder will totally stop all proceedings, it is City has mett with. In that fires that have so often hap- agreed that they pay double. pened, have done so little damage. And thinks it is our 29 Decr. 1718. duty to Use all possible Means to prevent & Extinguish Samuel Powell being required to pay his stall rents, ffires for the future, by, providing of Buckets, Hooks, prays a discount, he being considerable out of pocket in Engines, &c. which being considered, it is the opinion Building of the Bridge over ye Dock in Wallnutt St. It of the Board, that such Instruments should be provided, is the opinion of the Board that such discount may be and the Manner of Doing it is referred to the next inconvenient! Council.
15 July 1719.—Edward Howell is appointed to Clear 22 July, 1712.--Sam'l Preston, Mayor.
the Square at the ffront of the Court House, for which
he is allowed fforty shillings p. ann, to be paid quarterly. Feby 4, 1722-Jas. Logan, Mayor. 14 Decr. 1719. Wm. Fishbourne, Mayor.
Schulkill fferry being now again under consideration William Pawlet exhibits an acct. of 28. 6d. for a Bell of the Board, it is the Unanimous opinion that applicaRope, 2s. for a Key for a Padlock; 28 3d for Smith and tion be immediately made to Assembly for an Act to Carpenters work about ye Bell, & 4s for a Double Bell Vest ye said Ferry in ye Corporation, & to have sole Rope, which is allowed, & the Treasurer ordered to pay Management & Direction thereof. It is Ordered that him.
the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen Hill, &c. prepare & The Mayor & Alderman Hill, in Conjunction with the present a petition for that purpose without delay. Regulators, are requested to Imploy Jacob Taylor to run 1 April, 1723-J. Logan, Mayor. out the Seven Streets of this City, & that they cause the It is Ordered that the Old Prison be sold to ye highsame to be staked out, to prevent any incroachment that est Bidder, and that the Money from the same arising may happen in Building, for ye want thereof.
be applied to ye making Good ye Arch Street & wharfe (11 May 1720.-Wm. Fishbourne, Mayor.—The as far as ye same will goe. draught of the intended bridge to be built over the Dock The end of Mulberry Street, (to witt) from the eastin the Second street, being laid before ye Board by Al- side of ye front street to ye River, since the Arch was derman Redman, And whether a Bridge of the width of removed, being very ruinous by reason of the late great Second street, or one of seventy-five foot in the clear, Rains, for want of a free passage for ye Water, And the would be most convenient. A majority of the Board laying of a Tax for that and many other things in this Inclined to the latter, whereupon the Mayor, Alderman City being thought impracticable at this time, The MayHill, &c. are requested to agree with the workmen for or, to prevent further Damage to ye above Street, the doing thereof, and report the same the next Coun- frankly presented the Corporation with Twenty pounds cil;
to be laid out there, for which he had the Hearty thanks 14 June 1720.—The persons appointed the last Coun of the Board. And the Mayor is requested by ye sd cil to agree with the workmen about the Bridge to be Board to Direct Workmen in Paving ye Channell & built over the Dock in Second street, now report: That Erecting Posts on each side of the same for the regular they have agreed with Edward Collins, Mason, for the and free passage of the water. sum of One hundred and twenty-five pounds, to be paid Aug. 19, 1723. J. Logan Mayor. at ffour payments, the same to be finish't by the i5th Ordered that Mary Whitaker be paid two shillings pr day of November next, wch agreement is approved of week for sweeping the Court House & Stalls twice a by the Board.
week for ye time past, & such further time to come as A petition of several of the Inhabitants near the Bridge she shall continue the same. over the Dock, with the Governor's Recommendacon The Mayor desires ye company of the Board to a thereof, being now read & considered, It is resolved Public Dinner with him now provided at the Plume of that if the Petitioners will add to the said Bridge to make Feathers. it the breadth of the 2nd Street, as they desire, And Sept. 30, 1723. finish the same, workman like, with all possible Expedi Alderman Fishbourne, Geo. Fizwater & John Warder, con, This Board will allow Thirty-five pounds more to- are requested to Imploy persons Immediately for the wards the charge thereof.
Opening of the High street to the New Ferry. 29 Aug. 1720.-The Mayor is requested to Get the 25 March, 1725. Isaac Norris, Mayor. Breach at Sassafras Street, by John Furness's, As Also the end of the Second Street & Vine Street, Mended with all Expedicon, the charge thereof to be allowed kim out of the Publick Money.
SOUNDINGS OF THE DELAWARE. 8 Novr. 1720.
The following memoranda may be relied on for its The Governor having requested the Mayor to propose authenticity. As upwards of Psixty years have clapsed to this Board the grant of the Piece of ground on the since the facts which it exhibits were ascertained, it South West side of the Dock, over agt. the house he would be interesting to know whether any change has now lives in, for such Term as the Corporation shall occurred in the soundings of the Delaware, at the same think fit, & propose to Drain & Ditch the same, This place. Should a bridge of ice be formed during the Board having taken the same inlo Consideracon, Do present winter, so that the experiment could be made agree, the Govr. may Enjoy the said piece of Ground for with safety, perhaps some persons who are curious on the space of Seven Years, if so long he resides in said a subject of this nature, may be induced to furnish the house, lle dreaning & Ditching the same as he pro- public with information respecting it. poses. 28 Novr. 1720.
Soundings at $ ebb, from the Bird-in-Hand wharf* to The Mayor, Recorder, Alderman Logan, Alderman the Island, and distance across the Delaware, measurCarter, are Desired to Treat with James Henderson, who ed by Samuel Powel and others. January 8th, 1752. New petitions to be a Publick Chimney Sweeper of this At 90 feet from the wharf
25 feet water. City, in Relacon to his Terms and his Capacity of per 100
351 forming itt.
44 19 Decr. 1720. Wm. Fishbourne, Mayor.
51 The Pylling down or standing of the Arch being now 490
51 fully debated, & parties who suppose themselves ag 590
51 grieved, being again heard, & the charges of repairing 690
47 and continually keeping it so, being fully considered; 790
44 it is the opinion of this Board, that the pulling down 890
37 thereof will not only be a great conveniency to the pub
26 lick, but to divers of the Petitioners ag't the same.
17 16 April 1722.—The persons appointed the last Coun 1190 cil, to Inquire into the nature of the Ground Leading to the end of High street to the River Schuylkill, where a 1250 the meridian of the windmill. fferry is intended to be Erected, now report that the 2950 from thence to the Jersey shore.' same has been viewed, & now produce a Draught of the sd ground, & the course of the River Schuylkill, the 4200 feet, or 6 furlongs, 14 perches, and 9 feet, from sd Draught being now Examined, It is the opinion of shore to shore. this Board that a ferry be Erected at the End of High Strect over the River Schuylkill.
• Supposed to be the lower side of Pine street.
ANNALS OF PHILADELPHIA.
Number of Houses.
Empty Dwelling Houses.
Males under 18.
Males above 18 & under 60
Mr. Poulson.--A publication in your paper some her face toward the people, that every body might know time ago, of the soundings of the river Delaware, oppo. her; after which she received a whipping. -lvid. site to Pine street, taken by Samuel Powell and others, on the 18th of January, 1752-induced me to go over
Situation of Philadelphia in 1777. the same ground this day, with a view to ascertain what variation had happened in the space of 65 years.
An account of the number of Houses and Inhabitants It would be well to republish the communication I in the City of Philadelphia, Northern Liberties and Disallude to, that your readers may be enabled to see the trict of Southwark, which was delivered to Lord Cornchanges which have taken place.
wallis, on the 14th of September 1777, by persons apIt is to be regretted, that Mr. Powel had not sounded pointed for the purpose, soon after the British troops the channel on the east side of the island, as it is proba- took possession of the City. ble it may have deepened by the extension of the wharves of the city.
From 890 to 1750 feet distance from the wharf there are no soundings noted, the ice contigious to the island being too thickly piled for penetration, and this was also the case near the Jersey shore. The tide was about three quarters flood, correspond
WARDS. ing with the depth of water when Mr. Powel took his soundings, which was one-fourth ebb. At 90 feet from the wharf 32 feet 10 inches water, 190
43 8 290
50 11 390
51 3 490
51 1 590 48
Mulberry.. 983) 113 11 6 884 834 2293 690 42 8
392 35 13 15 388 3881 9491 790 33
358 13 101 5 326 307 814) 890 26 0
150 10 71 2 132 135 352 1250 near the centre of the island.
875 141 27 28 1083 1104) 3120 1750 8 1
1 94 83 241 1850 11 0
107 11 6 2 100 101 244 1950 11 4 High street. 178
3 31 1361 166 419 2050 12 11 Lower Delaware. 107 161
61 96 91 223 2150 13 0
Upper Delaware | 225 24 241 481 172 150 422 2250 14 1
North’n Liberties 1151 135 35 12541034 2727 2350 15 0
Southwark..... 764 72 6 670) 603 1599 2450
16 4 2550 16 6
5395 590 240 116 5335 4996 134031 2650
240) 2850 14 8 Males under 18..
15335 males. 2950 14
14 3150 13 Totals...... 5985
13 3350 13 2
Penn. Even. Post, 1778. 3450
10 3 3550 5 6
VESSELS ENTERED AND CLEARED 1735. 3650
2 0 4180 the whole distance to the cmbankment on
Account of the number of vessels entered and cleared the Jersey shore.
(and from what ports) at the Custom House in this city,
J. S. L. from March 25, 1735, to March 25, 1736. Among those February 6, 1817.
which entered were 51 ships, 13 snows and 44 brigs; and
among those which cleared, 52 ships, 21 snows and 53 Fresh in Schuylkill, 1737.
brigs; the rest were smaller vessels. Sunday night last about 10 o'clock, the ice in the river
Entered inwards from Schuylkill, though exceeding thick and strong, broke Aberdeen
11 up with the fresh (occasioned by the rains and the melt- Alicant
1 New Castle ing of the snow) and came down in heaps, with huge Antigua
20 Newfoundland violence and uproar. Such great quantities of ice being Barbadoes
19 New Providence
3 apt to dam the river in some places, it raised the water Bermuda
1 New York exceedingly, and drove with greater violence when those Boston
17 North Carolina
7 dams were broken-it carried away the flats of some of Bristol
9 Rhode Island
8 the ferries, and did other considerable damage. The Cadiz
1 water was near six feet high on the ground floor of Jo- Dartmouth
1 St. Christophers
9 seph Gray's house at the middle ferry, which is three
1 feet higher than it was in the fresh of Feb. 1732–3, and Gibraltar
1 South Carolina
u that was said to be much higher than had ever been
1 known in the memory of man.-P.Gaz. Feb. 23, 1736-7. Jamaica
4 Ireland 14 Turks Island
3 Pick Pocket Punished.
5 Saturday last a woman who had been picking of pock- Liverpool
2) ets in the market a week before, was exposed during the London
199 market day, upon the balcony of the court house, with | Madeira
Cleared out to
of capital invested, losses, “wear and tears of flocks, Aberdeen
&c. &c. 11 Madeira
5 Antigua 20 Maryland
The grain market in this county is already glutted
indeed we may say there is no market-scarcely any is Barbadoes 26 Nevis
1 Bermuda 2 New Castle (Vel.)
sold for our own consumption except what is converted Boston IoNew Foundland
into whiskey, or fed to stock passing through to market. 1
More than one fourth of our cultivated surface is occuBristol 3 New York
2 Cadiz 2 North Carolina
pied directly or indirectly with sheep.-—Rev. Bost. Rep.
5 Cape Fear 2 Oporto
1 Fayal 1 Rhode Island
THE JUNIATA CANAL.
7 Genoa 3 St. Christophers
The work on this canal progresses rapidly, many sec.
9 Georgia 2 Salem
tions are more than half completed. The sections in
2 Gibraltar 6 South Carolina
the narrows appear to get on slower than the rest; this
is occasioned in a great measure, by the high water, Guernsey 1 Surrinam
The 16 Virginia
which has prevented the work from going on. Ireland 23 Winyau
Juniata has not been frozen over this season, and ever 1
since the middle of December, has been in what is termLeghorn
We saw five arks ed by boatmen, good arking order.
212 13 London 101
pass down on Tuesday last--this is the first winter, in Penn. Gaz. 1736.
the recollection of our oldest citizens that the river has
remained clear of ice.--Mifflin Eagle. Mayor's Feast, 1736.
Bellefonte, Centre county, (Pa.) Feb. 11. Thursday last William Allen, esq. Mayor of this city Peach Trees were in full blossom, in this town, some for the year past, made a FEAST for his citizens, at the days since. We believe this is the first instance of a State House, to which all the strangers in town of note, similar incident, at this season of the year, in this part of were also irrited. Those who are judges of such things the country. The weather has been, since the com. say, that considering the delicacy of the viands, the va- mencement of the winter months unusually wet; but riety and excellency of the wines, the great number of the temperature of the atmosphere uncommonly mild. guests, and yet the easiness and order with which the South winds have most generally prevailed. It has whole was conducted, it was the most grand and the most scarcely, as yet, snowed enough to rob the earth, for elegant entertainment that has been made in these parts one day, of its sad and sombre appearance.
Sleighs of America. -Ibid.
are no longer in demand. We used to have
merry-mak. ing times in winter; but those days are gone by. The
sound of the musical bells, the neighing of the harnessWOOL AND SHEEP IN WASHINGTON CO. ed horses, the crack of the whip, are no more to be
heard. A north-wester, of several days continuance, Extracts from a letter signed by eleven citizens of Wash- brought down snow upon us, in the month of June last,
ington county, and addressed to the Harrisburg Con- past, and so it may happen the June to come. vention in June last:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS. *This county contains at present about one hundred eind sixty thousand sheep, of which
number one half are school teachers in September, to ascertain what num.
A committee appointed at the meeting of Sunday. full and mixed blood Merinds—the other half coarse ber of children connected with the public schools in the wooled or native sheep producing between four and five hundred thousand pounds of wool: about one half of city of Philadelphia, do not attend Sunday-Schools, rethis quantity is consumed within ourselves, (principally Public Schools.
ported the following as the result of their inquiries:
No. of Chil. the coarse wool) the balance is sold to neighbouring
Not attend manufacturers, or sent cast of the mountains.
ing S. S.
Christian St. Boys Our cleared land is estimated at 250,000 acres, capa
do. Girls ble of maintaining on an average, two sheep to the acre, Lombard St. Boys
69 without rendering our population dependent on others
do. Girls for those agricultural products which we consume, and Catharine St. Boys
72 now produce within ourselves.
do. Girls According to this estimate, we can keep. 500,000 3d above Coates' St. Boys
250 Sheep, yielding one million five hundred thousand
136 do. Girls
42 pounds of washed wool, which will leave after deduct. Chester St. Boys
86 ing the quantity necessarily consumed by a population
50 of 50,000, a surplus for sale, of more than a million of Schuylkill 7th Boys
39 pounds. We know from experience, that Sheep (pro
do. Girls rided there be sufficient inducement) may be increased Mary St. Colored Boys
76 at a ratio of 20 per cent. yearly—which in six years Gaskil St. do. Girls
9 would give this county the number we have before estimated she is capable of maintaining.
823 : No country in the world is better adapted to growing wool than the western parts of Pennsylvania, and the adjoining parts of Ohio and Virginia, and the wool from the benefits of Sunday-School instruction.
Of 2695 children, nearly one-third are not enjoying such flocks as have been judiciously managed, has bcen found to improve in quality and increase in quantity: indeed much of it will bear comparison with the best Printed every Saturday morning by William F. GEDSaxon wool we have seen.
DES, No. 59 Locust street, Philadelphia; where, and at The fleeces shorn in this county have not on the aver- the Editor's residence, No. 51 Tilbert street, Subscripage produced more this year than 75 cents a piece.-tions will be thankfully received. Price five dollars per 'The actual cost of maintaining sheep does not fall much annum-payable in six months after the commencement short (if any) of one dollar per head per annum, for of publication—and annually thereafter, by Subscribers mere food; and the labour necessarily bestowed on its resident in or near the city-or where there is an agent proper distribution without any reference to the interest | Other Subscribers pay in advanco,