Contributed by Susan
Description: News From Arriving ShipsDate: July 25 1763
Newspaper published in: Boston, MA
News From Arriving Ships
We hear his Majesty's Proclamation for a Peace, as also a Proclamation for a general Thanksgiving is come over in the Packet arrived at New York for all the Governors on the Continent.
We hear that the sum of eighteen hundred and fifty-eight Pounds Sterling more has been assigned to his Province out of the Parliamentary Grant for 1760. It appearing by General Amherst's Returns that Pennsylvania and Connecticut had received out of said grant more than their just share; who are accordingly to refund the same to the other colonies, agreeable to the General's Certificate.
Wednesday last in the afternoon arrived safe in town Benjamin Franklin and Francis Foxcroft, Esqs; Post-Masters General for North America.
By a vessel from Europe, which arrived at Newport a few days ago, we are advised that notwithstanding the peace lately concluded, his Prussian Majesty is augmenting his forced by taking into his pay the officers and soldiers late in the service of other crowned heads; and it is said that he has in his pay an army of 200,000 men. As the views of this monarch are not easily penetrated, and his designs seldom manifested 'till put in execution, this augmentation so soon after his conclusion of an advantageous peace, occasions various conjectures, as well as some concern among his neighbors.
We hear from Portsmouth that last Monday evening about 6 o'clock they had a terrible gale of wind (or rather hurricane) which was attended with very smart thunder and lightning. The wind did considerable damage by blowing ships from their fasts, &c. Likewise the frame of a house that had been raised about a fortnight before, and boarded, belonging to Mr. William Blunt of that town, was blown down and entirely ruined, the damage computed to amount to 1000 pounds, their currency.
Saturday last, Captain Stapleton arrived here from Ireland. He has brought a number of passengers and a quantity of butter.
Saturday last Captain Dean arrived here in 31 days from Jamaica.
Same day, Captain Davis arrived here in 53 days from Liverpool, but brought no Public Prints.
Captain Grist is arrived at Barbados from Marblehead, and Captain Appleton at Antigua from Piscataqua.