Compiled by Sara E. Lewis
From an index to the Virginia Gazette, produced in 1950 by Lester J. Cappon and Stella F. Duff of the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Omohundro Institute) with additional Gloucester (including Kingston Parish) material not captured by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

January 28, 1737 - Clark, Whitesides, Whiting

On Wednesday came into York River, the Ship Bridget, Capt. ----- Clark, from Potomack, loaded with Tobacco, bound for Bristol: But they met with such violent Weather in the Bay, that damag’d her Rigging and Sails very much, and obliged them to cut away the Mainmast, for fear of driving on the Eastern Shore. The Captain, and several of his Men, are much Frost-bitten; and it was with great Difficulty they got into York River, to refit, being render’d unable to proceed on her Voiage.


Yesterday arrived in York River, the Ship Cato, Capt. Whitesides, and the Ship Pretty Patsey, Capt. John Whiting, from London, in about 7 Weeks: By whom we have the following Advices.

London, Oct. 28. On Monday Night between 7 and 8 Mr. George Kelly made his Escape from the Tower, where he has been imprison’d ever since the Bishop of Rochester’s Affair in 1723. A Reward of 200 l. is offer’d for apprehending him. ‘Tis thought he is gone to France.

London, November 6. The Motions of France plainly demonstrate the great Interest she has in the Preservation of the Turkish Power in Europe; for they write from Petersbourg of the 16th of October, that they are in daily Expectation there of the Arrival of a Minister from the French Court, with Proposals relating to a Peace between the Russian and Ottoman Empires.

The Turks and Russians, are gone into Winter Quarters, and the Grand Vizir return’d to Constantinople, having left his Army miserably weaken’d by Sickness and Desertion. ‘Tis not doubted but the Czarina will be able to make a Peace upon her own Terms before Spring, the Sophi of Persia enlarging his Demands every Day, the Emperor just ready to make an Invasion, the Country drain’d of Men, the Seraglio exhausted of Money, the whole Empire groaning under miserable Oppressions, and the Metropolis, which receiv’d its Provisions principally from Crim Tartary, already pinch’d with Scarcity, and dreading a Famine.