Quaint And Curious Advertisements In Old New York
( Originally Published 1921 )
To be sold, a young Negro Woman about 20 Years old; she does all sortes of Household Worke, she can Brew, Bake, Boil Sope, Wash, Iron and Starch, and is a good dairy Woman, she can Card and Spin at the great Wheat, Cotton, Tow and Wooll, and she has another good Property she neither drinks Rum, nor smokes Tobacco, nor no strong Liquor, and she is a strong hale healthy well fett Wench, she can Cook pretty well for Roast and boil'd. She is very mild and quiet, I believe she has had the small pox when a Child, she is pretty well cloath'd both with Linnen and Woollen. Enquire of John M. Lennan at the upper End of Beaver Street, near the Royal Bowling Green, and know farther.—"N. Y. Weekly Journal," Aug. 3, 1745.
Choice good Oyle, Oatmeal, Capers, and Lime-juice to be sold at the Rose and Crown, near the old Slip Market in New York.—"N. Y. Weekly Journal," Aug. 5, 1745.
To be sold, Two likely Negro Women, one about 18 and the other about 25 Years of Age, both fit for any House Service, and good Slaves. Enquire of the Printer hereof.—"N. Y. Weekly Journal," Aug. 5, 1745.
To be sold, the House and Ground next Door to Mr. Joseph Robison, it contains in Front 28 Feet, Wood Measure, and in Rear 35 Feet, it extends it self from Hanover Square to the Alley behind called the Float. Enquire of Jeremiah Tothill concerning the conditions of Sale and Title, which is indisputable.—"N. Y. Weekly Journal," Aug. 5, 1745.
Run away from the Ship James and Joseph, John Butler Commander on the 29th Instant, a Servant Man named Joseph Woodward, about 19 or 20 Years of Age, fresh Complection, and a round Face, and about 5 Foot 5 Inches high and well-set, having on a dark colour'd Wig, and a light colour'd thick Cloth Coat, little fac'd, and a green Wastcoat, and a white pair of Breeches.
Whoever will secure the said servant, or bring him to Cadwalider Williams, Merchant in New York, or to John Butler Commander, of the above said Ship, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and all reason-able Charges.—"N. Y. Gazette," June 30, 1735.
On Wednesday the 9th of July there will be exposed to sale a Parcel of Dutch Gun Powder lately condemned in the Mayors Court the conditions of sale to be seen at the Custom House.—"N. Y. Gazette," June 30, 1735.
Run away about the beginning of May, a Servant Man named Samuel Hunter, about fifty years of Age, and talks broad Scotch, was born at Dumfriese in Scotland; by Trade a Taylor, he wears his own Hair, and had on when he went away, a blue Camblet Coat. Whoever secures the said Samuel Hunter, and gives Notice to the Printer hereof shall have two Pistoles Reward and all reasonable Charges.—"N. Y. Gazette," June 30, 1735.
Whoever have any Demands upon the Estate of Francis Eldrington, late the County of Somerset in New Jersey deceased, they are desired forthwith to bring in their Accompts to Robert Lettis Hooper, jun. at his Plantation at Rocky Hill in said County, who will pay off all just Dues and Demands. And all per-sons indebted to said Estate are desired to come and pay or settle the same, and thereby prevent further Trouble.—"N. Y. Gazette," June 30, 1735.
At the Sign of the Ship in Elizabeth-Town lives Benjamin Hill, who keeps Horses to Let, and where all Travellers and others, may be accommodated with good Entertainment for Man and Horse at all Times, in the White House which Mr. Schuyler bought of Mr. Townley.—"N. Y. Gazette," April 7, 1735.
Captain Robert Long, of his Majesty's Ship the Sea-ford, having received Orders from the Right Honour-able the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, to Return to Great Britan, any Merchant Ships or Vessels that will be ready to sail in Ten Days from the Date hereof, may have the benefit of his Convoy. Dated March 31, 1735.—"N. Y. Gazette," April 7, 1735.
Whereas, Jeremiah Lattouch and Friend Lucas, have broke up Partnership upwards of Twelve Months ago, these care therefore to give Notice to all Persons who are indebted to the said Jeremiah Lattouch and Friend Lucas, to pay the ballance of their Accounts by the first day May next, otherwise may expect to be sued without any further Notice.—"N. Y. Gazette," April 7, 1735.
There is now Published a new Map of the Harbour of New York, from a late Survey, containing the Soundings and setting of the Tydes, and the bearings of the most remarkable Places, with the Proper Places for Anchoring. To be Sold by the Printer hereof.—"N. Y. Gazette," April 7, 1735.
Curious fine flat purple Stones brought from Hide Park, for Tombs-Stones, Head-stones, Hearth-stones, Step-stones, Paving-stones, &c. Whoever has occasion for any of the aforesaid Stones, may apply to John Norris, at the house of Mr. Edward Hicks, Merchant in New York.—"N. Y. Gazette," April 7, 1735.
A Very good dwelling House with a Kitchin and store House a good Stable, a pleasant Garden with an Orchard and about Twenty Acres of Clay ground fit for making Tobacco Pipes, with Two Negro slaves, Utensils and other Conveniencis to carry on that business. It lyes opposite to Froggs Point at White Stone in the Township of Flushing, in Queens-County. Whoever has an inclination to Purchase the same, may apply to the Widdow of Thomas Parmyter, living at the said House near White Stone.—"N. Y. Gazette," April 7, 1735.