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

July 1, 1737 - Giles, Lewis, Whiting, Whiteside, Saunders, Braxton

By the Ship ------, Capt. Andrew Giles, from Glascow, which arriv’d in James River this Week; and by the Brigantine, belonging to Col. John Lewis, which arriv’d in York River, last Night, from London, we have the following Advices:

We hear that M. Chauvelin will be banish’d to Nevers; a Footman of his, who went about in Disguise, upon some mischievous Errand, was taken up.

The last Accounts from Amsterdam intimate, That the Lord Theodore, of Corsica, (who was there, purchasing Warlike Stores) was arrested for 1500 l. Sterling; but being claim’d by the Spanish Ambassador, and bail’d by a rich Jew, was set at Liberty; the Genoese Minister wou’d fain have him taken up again, being at the Head of a Rebellion against his Countrymen; but the States-General would not suffer it.

The Corsican Rebels increase every Day, in Power and Number; being Masters of the Country, they straighten vastly the Genoese Garrisons, and gain frequent Advantages over them.

The Grand Seignior now consents to give up Asoph; but the Christian Powers, regardless of his Condescension, do not in the least slacken their Preparations. The Venetians propose to attack Albania and Morea; and to send a Fleet with some Troops, to seize upon Candia, which they may easily do, because it is quite defenceless.


Capt. Whiting and Capt. Whiteside, are sail’d from York River, for London, since our last; as is also Capt. Ludlow, for Bristol.


Last Night arriv’d in York River, from Guinea, the Brice Galley, Capt. Saunders, with Negroes, consign’d to Col. Braxton.