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Feb. 25. Rachel Daughter of David Copland.—Mr. Dunbar.

March 4. Rebekah Daughter of James Blake.—Mr. Bowman.

"11. George Son of Ebenezer Tucker; Prism Daughter

Robin servant of Samuel Miller Esq'.—Mr. Smith. "25,1750. Lydia Daughter of Jeremiah Tucker; Ebenezer French. —Mr. Bowman.

May 6. Sarah Daughter of Brimsmead Hunt; Ann Daughter of

Ebenezer Sumner; John and Sarah Children of Jos0
Marshal; Mary Daughter of Ebenezer Billings ;
George Son of George Badcock.—Mr. Dunbar.

June 17. Joseph Son of Thomas Cumming ; Keziah Daughter of

Jonathan Vose.—Mr. Dunbar.

July 29. Benjamin Wadsworth son of Benjamin Wadsworth;

Abigail Daughter of David Vose; Samuel Son of
Samuel Tucker.—Dr. Chauncy.

Sept 9. Dorothy Daughter of John Daniel; John Son of Eben

ezer Horton; Samuel son of Nath11 Wadsworth.— Mr. Dunbar.

Oct. 21. Mary Daughter of Stephen Davenport; Esther Daugh

ter of Seth Sumner; Lydia Daughter of Stephen Clap.—Mr. Dunbar.

Decbr. 2. Mary Daughter of Phillip White; Lydia Daughter of

Nathaniel Badcock; Elijah Son of Samuel Kiies.—
Mr. Bowman.

Jany 13, 1750-51. Belcher Son of Nathanael Vose Junr.—Mr. Dunbar.

Nathanael Robbins ordained Pastor of the Church in Milton February ye 13th 1750-51.

Here follows a Record of r Baptisms Administered by Him.

Ruth Daughter of John Sherman.

Sarah Daughter of Ebenezer Bent.

Jeremiah Son of Jeremiah Mcintosh.

David Son of Joseph Crane.

Joseph and Benjamin Chldn of David Sumner.

Elisabeth Daughter of Eb" Sumner; Rufus Son of William
Pierce; Grace Daughter of Benjamin Crane Junr.

Enoch Son of Enoch Horton.

Dorothy Daughter of Benjamin Horton.

Jerusha Daughter of Ebenezer Horton Junr.

Samuel and Lemuel Sons of John Triskott.

Amariah Son of John Vose.

William Son of Edward Vose. "29. Amariah Son of William Sumner. "" Mary Daughter of Nath" Swift. "" Rachel Daughter of Joseph Clap. Jan. 12. Joshua Son of Samuel Tucker Junr. "" Jerusha Daughter of Solomon Hersey. "19. Rufus Son of Samuel Davenport. "" Miriam Daughter of Abijah Crane. "" Ruth Daughter of William Crouch. Jan. 26. Bill Son of Elijah Vose. "" Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer Swift.

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Mch. 15. Peter Son of Oxinbridge Thacher. "22. Caleb Son of Seth Smith.

"29. Isaac Son of Ebenezer Night; Abigail Daughter of Samuel Henshaw (O ; Patience Daughter of David Vose. April 5. Sarah Daughter of John Adams; Unice Daughter of Robbin —seru."12. Susannah Daughter of James Tucker; Henry Son of Robert Vose Jun'. July 12. Samuel Son of Ebenezer French; Josiah Son of Nathan

Badcock. July 26. Daniel Son of Thomas Harris; Elizabeth Daughter of John Daniel; Mary Daughter of John Indicott; Boston,- Kuffe and Floro Children of Floro, Negro Servant of M'. Isaac Winslow. August 2. William Sanford Son of Thomas Hutchinson; Rebekah Daughter of James How. "9. Ezra Son of Ebenezer Sumner.

"16. Ann Daughter of Joseph Horton; Ann Daughter of Nath1' Wadsworth. Sep". 17. Kuffee son of Floro A Negro blonging to Mr. Isaac Winslow. "28. Stephen Son of Stephen Clap. Novbr. 5. Isaac son of Isaac Winslow; Ebenezer son of John Adams. 1753. Hannah Daughter Ebenezer Billings. Daughter of William Badcock. Son of George Badcock. Daughter of William Wood House. Janu7. 14. John son of John Coney. "24. Nathaniel son of Ebzn Horton Junr.

April ye 27. Joseph son of Jeremiah Phillips.
May ye 6. Rachel Daughter of Ebenezer Horton.
May y" 13. Thomas son of Jonathan Vose.
June ye10. Mary Daughter of Solomon Hersey.

June ye 17. John son of John Glover; Stephen ycson of Enoch Horton.
July ye 29. Elizabeth yc Daughter of Samuel Tucker Junr.

"" Samuel Kinsley y" son of Elijah Glouer. August y* 12. John yc son of Benjamin Horton. Sep", y" 21. John y" son of John Badcock Junr. ""23. Nehemiah ye son of Joseph Clap. Oct. 21. Submit Daughter of Mary Badcock; Rachel Daughter of

John Adams Junr. "28. Jonathan son of William Sumner.

Nov""'. 25. | ] son of Stephen Davenport; Isaac son of Samuel

Davenport. [ ] of John Triscott.

Decern**' 30. Mary Daughter of John Adams.
Anno Domini 1754.
Jan7 13. Elisha son of Edward Vose.

"20. Mary Daughter of Jeseniah Sumner.

Feb7 10. Mary Daughter of David Rawson. "17. Abigail Daughter of Robert Vose Junr.; Abigail Daughter

of Joseph Crane; Lydia Daughter of Ebenezer Swift. March 3. Samuel son of Ebenezer Sumner.

"10. Abigail Daughter of William Wood-House.

"31. Mary Daughter of Lanclot Pierce; Benjamin son of An

drew Canedy.

Vol. XXIV.

EXTRACTS FROM CAPT. FRANCIS GOELET'S' JOURNAL, RELATIVE TO BOSTON, SALEM AND MARBLEIIEAD, &c, 1746-1750.

Hon. William A. Whitehead, of Newark, N. J., has kindly placed in our hands the journal of Capt. Francis Goelet,. with permission to publish the same. It is a MS. volume containing 54 folio leaves, stitched, and bound in pasteboard covers. The title page is as follows:—

The Voyages And Travels | Of | Francis Goelet | Of The City Of New-york, March'.

In the centre is a monogram of the author's initials, surrounded by an elaborate scroll, colored, in which appear the rose and thistle. Below this is a well executed picture of a swan swimming in smooth water. At the bottom of the page is the following motto :—Silentium. est. Vitrnm. Amicorum.

The MS. is handsomely written, and is illustrated with colored drawings, viz.:—" The Ship Antilope Among The Rocks of Silley;" "The ship Tartar Galley In A Storm at Sea y° 9,h of September, 1750, Latt. 39d. 10m. N.: Long. 53d. 0. W.;" "A Map of the Coast of Britaigne and Normandie ;" "A Map of the Isle of Wight, and a part of the coast of Hampshire, with a drawing of Hurst Castle," * &c.

The journal covers an account of his voyages and travels, as follows:— From New-York to Portsmouth, Eng., Dec. 8, 1746, to Jan. 20, 1746-7; his journey from Portsmouth to London, Jan. 21 to Jan. 30, 1746-7; an account of his visit to London and vicinity, Jan. 31 to April 25; journey from London to Portsmouth, April 25 to 27; voyage from Portsmouth to New-York, May 3 to July 1 ; voyage from .New-York to London, Aug. 14 to Dec. 6, 1750; second visit to London and some of the principal cities of England; voyage from London to New-York, March 2 to May 15, 1752; voyage from New-York to St. Thomas, and other West India islands, Sept 24, 1754, to Jan. 5, 1754-5; an account of his visit to the chief ports of Holland in 1757; voyage from Amsterdam to St. Eustatius, Aug. 19 to Oct. 17, 1758; voyage from St. Eustatius to New-London, Oct. 31 to Nov. 18, 1758.

During his first voyage he fell in with French privateers at different timesI had a narrow escape from capture; and, besides encountering a terrible storm at sea, he came near being wrecked on the Rocks of Scilley.' His description of the journey by land from Portsmouth to London, is interesting as showing the mode of travelling, and the bad roads of those days; and his account of his visit to London and other places in England, and to the chief maritime cities of Holland, is instructive as affording a close view of popular customs. We have appended a few notes.—Editor.

'Of the Goelet family we have but little information. The name has continued in the city of New-York to the present day. In 1775, Peter Goelet was a member of the " General Committee " of that city. Cor relating to Cot. His. of New- York, vol. viii. p. 601.

1 One of the castles where Charles I. of England was confined.

3 This group of islands lies off the S. W. coast of England, and is included in the county of Cornwall. It consists of about 140 islets and rocks having an aggregate area of 5,770 acres. Several shipwrecks have occurred here, in the most noted of which 3 line-ofbattle ships, under Sir Cloudesley Shovel, were totally lost, Oct. 22, 1707. They have been considered the Cassitcrides (P/in. H. C. 22), or tin islands of the ancients, and there is a tradition that a tract of land connected them with Cornwall, but they have no mines.

Journey From Portsmouth To London.

January 21, 1746-7. Portsmouth. Haveing Order Our Coaches, and Rideing Horses, to be Got ready by Ten O Clock, we Breakfasted and Got in Readiness to Proceed on Our Journey, Two of the Compy went on Horse Back, and the Rest of us made Two Coaches and Four, we had not gone but to the First Stage, but began to rain and Blow, the Gentlemen on horsback, began to repent they had not taken Coach also, we were well armed with Pistols &c. to defend Our Selves against the robbers, who where then Considerable. Expecting Every moment to have a vissit from them, we where Joy'd by a gent" Coach who had Servants on Horse Back with Pistols and Blunderbusses, Comeing trough a Large Heath Call11 Petersfield Heath, which is About 7 miles Over where we see onc of them, Gentlemen at a Distance Survey us but did not Care to Venture but Rode of. We Put up at a Large Inn in Farnham, where Supd and Lodged.

January 22. Farnham. Having Rested well all Night, in the Morning haveing Breakfasted Proceeded on our-Journey, the Rhoades being very Deep, Occasional by the Continual Rains, which they Generally have in Winter Time, Nothing upon the Rhoad, seemed to afford us the Least Prospect. The country we traveld trough, is the Greatest Part Baron Soil, and Serves only for Pasturage for Sheep, all hills and Dale, and some of those Very heigh. The Heaths are Pretty Level, Coverd all with a Pricklie Brush Used much for Dunnage" Ships. A Great Part of the road, at Least One half from Portsmouth to London is all Chalk, as is all the Land ah* for many Miles, where the Chalk is the Land is Fertile, the Body being all Chalk, and Covered over its Surfice, with about 12 or 14 Inches Black mould, upon which they Strew Chalk, to Fatten, the rains disolving it renders the land again Fertil, the Hills round ah' arc Coverd with Sheep, the Land about heere is not much Inhabited, you wride some Miles at times without Seeing Houses, &c, we where Obliged to go over several heigh Steep Hills, the Rhoad, running so steep and heigh, that we were Obliged to have Chocks to Chock the wheels of the Coaches, when the Horses where tyred and Rested to Prevent their running Back, and then again when going down where Obliged to Chain the "Wheels of the Coaches, and Let them be dragd Easily down the Road, being all Chalk and with the Rain renderd so Greasey and Slippery, that the Horses Slid all the way down upon their Backsides, not being able to stay or Stand on their legs, we did not Care to Venture downe in Coaches for Fear of Over setting &c. allighted and desended by the Side of the Hill being also very steep but thick Sett with bushes, all the way, by which we Lowerd our Selves to the Bottom, where we came to a Pleasent Villiage, haveing a Brook Running trough it, we stopd there and Refreshd Ourselves and Proceeded on Our Journey, being about Noon, Stopd at the Next Village where Dined and Again Proceeded on our Journey, havi" Passed Several Pretty Villages, and Fine Lawns, well Coverd with Sheep, we Came to a Villiage with a Verry Good Inn the Red Lyon, where put up haveinge Sup'd Very hearty, being hungary and much Fatigued, went to Bed in Time, In the Morning haveing Breakfasted we again Pursued Our Journey.

January 30. 1746-7. Farnhm to Lond". We had now got about 60 Miles on Our Journey, haveing yet ab' 25 Miles to go, we Could not travel Faster on Acco' the deep Rhoads and Short dayes, we passed several Small Villiages which are to tedious to mention, Came to Hunslow where Dyn'd Ellegantly, got a Suply of wine again in Our Coaches, we pursued our Journey and to Pass the time at Cards in Our Coaches, have" passed Hounslow Heath Being noted for Heighwaymen. Several Roberies haveing been Committed there Lattlely, and One ab' 2 Hours before we pased it Comeing to an Inn ab' J a mile beand the Heath, where we stopd to Refresh Ourselves, there found a Coach with 2 Gent" and Ladies who where Rob'd of their watches and Money, so we narrowly escaped we again Proceeded on our Journey, and Came to Kingston where Dynd, Pased by kinsington and so by Hyde Park, and arived at the White Bear in Picadelly, where took Coach for Cornhill, and went to the New England Coffee House, with my Portmantue with Linnen Papers Letters &c. Drank some Warm Punch M". Gauthron who keeps the Coffe House, Sent Out and got a lodging for me at Mr Maxies in Abeurch lane Opposite to Pontack.

Mast-ships. At Sea. Sept 18th & 19th [17.50]. Light Breeses of Wind at WSWat times Calm and Pleasant weather, have a Good Observation, Saw 2 Dolphin but Could not take them, it being aRarety to see them so far to the Northwd as this viz' 41d 52ra Long. f>4d 4fjm. yc 1*9"' Close thick weather with a Light Breese from y° Westwd Smooth water. Saw a Ship to windward but Could not Speak to her ab' 10 A.M. Saw a Large Ship under our Lee, we Bore Downo and Spoke with her, found her to be a Mast Ship1 from Caseo Bay, bound for London, we desired the Capt. to make Mention of Our Ship on his arival. he Informed us Cape Sable Bore ab' W. 45 Leag* and Cape Cod 100 Nu dist\

[During his second voyage from New-York to London, in 1750, in the ship "Tartar Galley," he encountered a severe storm on the 9th of Sept., in Long. 53° W. Lat. 39° 10'" N. which so disabled his ship that he was compelled to put into the port of Boston for repairs. Here he remained from Sept. 29, to Nov. 7, in the meanwhile visiting Salem and Marblehead.]

September 29'\ Fair Clear and Hard Cold Weather, with a Fresh Breese at N.W., still at an Anchor, Threw out our Line and Caught 4 dog Fish and a Large Skate being better than 3 Foot Broad, at 2 PM hove Short Our Anchor, at 3 Waide with a Fresh Gale at N.W. from Nantasket Rhoa and arived at Boston about Ten a Clock at Night, went on Shore and was Carried by a Porter, to my Friend, Capt John Wendell to whome applyd, the Same Night went with him to the Officers House and Enterd a

1 It will be recollected that in nearly all the royal grants of New-England territory the king specially reserved all trees fit for masts, to secure these from destruction, he appointed commissioners whose duty it was to inspect the forests and mark such trees as they deemed suitable for masts. A portion of the forests of New-Hampshire were, to B great extent, stripped for this purpose prior to 1727, and that year the mast business was transferred from Portsmouth, N. H., to Falmouth, now Portland, Me.

Mr. Willis, in his learned history of Portland, ed. of 186>>, p. 453, says :—"This brought the number of large ships here annually until the revolution, and became a business of great importance to the town, furnishing a "ready market for timber and encouragement to shipbuilding. Col. Westbrook, . . . agent for procuring the mists, came here in 1727. The first ship of this kind was loaded here in May, 1727."

And, on page 454, he further says:—" All persons are forbidden to cut down the marked trees without a license, under a heavy penalty passed in 1722. The government paid a premium of one pound a ton on masts, yards, and bowsprits, and the commissioners of the navy had the right of pre-emption for these articles twenty days after they were landed in

England The ships for the transportation of this species of merchandise, were

constructed particularly for the purpose; they were about 400 tons burthen, and were navigated by about twenty-five men, and carried from forty-five to fifty masts a voyage. In time of war these ships were convoyed by armed vessels'."

He also gives a list of prices of masts, &c, in England, for 1770. See, also, The New- England Weekly Journal of May 8, 1727.

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