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example of searching `thunder`

When you search for the word "thunder" you should see thirteen results. The first result – "Thunder Terrible at Boston" – is followed by the numbers "2:191," indicating that Dorr indexed an article that appeared in Volume 2, on Page 191.

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example of searching `thunder`

When you follow the link for the first result (“Thunder Terrible at Boston”), and click on “2:191” you will be taken to the page Dorr numbered 191 within volume 2. You will need to read the newspaper to determine which article prompted Dorr to create the index term. To the right of the blue, double-arrow is a link labeled "see index". Clicking this will take you to the original index page in which the searched word(s)/phrase appears.


Searching for the keyword "Maryland" in all volumes:

  • Stamp officer of New York ditto1:Ibid
  • Stamp officer Advizid[ Advised]to resign1:181
  • Stamp officer of Newhampshire[ New Hampshire]his Reception1:192. 1:196 1:190 1:196

Stamp officer of Maryland absconded through Fear1:221 see index

  • Stamp officer at New Providence bury'd[ buried]alive1:242
  • Stamps at the Castle vide Barnards[ Sir Francis Bernard]Speech
  • Stamps Arrive in Captain Hulme & put in the Castle1:221. 1:239
  • Resolves of the Assembly of Virginia1:116
  • Resolves of Rhode Island Ditto1:200
  • Resolves of Pennsylvania Ditto1:221

Resolves of Maryland Ditto1:238 see index

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  • Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]at Barnstable1:425at Hartford1:Ibid
  • Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]at Ireland1:431
  • Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]at Abington1:425

Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]at Maryland1:460 see index

  • Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]at Boston on 14th August1:474. 1:477. 1:704
  • Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]on the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act
  • Rejoycing[ Rejoicing]on the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act at Boston1:613 1:704
  • Letter from the House of Representatives of New Jersey to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay approving the Circular Letter.2:150
  • Letter From the Represen- tatives[ Representatives]of Connecticut to the same, on the same.2:Ibid
  • Letter From the Represen- tatives[ Representatives]of Georgia to the same on the same.2:158

Letter from the Represen- tatives[ Representatives]of Maryland to the Same, on the same subject.2:162 see index

  • Letter Ironical One on the Merchant's of Philadelphia their conduct, with regard to Non Importation. ( vide Pa.2:196)2:200
  • Letter From the House of Assembly of South Carolina to the Speaker of the House of the Massachusetts bay on the Circular Letter.2:202
  • Letter From the Select Men of Boston, a Circular Letter to call a Convention.2:242
  • Ministers of State bad ones, the advantages accusing from them.2:33.
  • Mob at London on account of Wilkes.[ John Wilkes] 2:128.
  • Mob Fixed upon by the Troops.2:180.

MaryLand[ Maryland]House of Burges- ses[ Burgesses]address to Governor Sharp, on the subject of the Circular Letter of the House of the Massachusetts Bay.2:162 see index

  • Marblehead Town of vote Thanks to the Antirescinders.2:167
  • Mulberry Trees the methods of Cultivating them. &c.2:194. 2:457. 2:580.
  • Merchants and Traders of Boston, agree not to Import Goods for a Limited Time.2:199.
  • Shelburne Lord his Letter to Governor Barnard[ Sir Francis Bernard], commands him for Ne- gativing[ Negativing]Councellors.2:39.
  • Salem, on their Members voting to rescind.2:162.
  • Salem proceedings of that Town with regard to their rescinding Members.2:184.

Sharp Governor, his Speech to the House of Delegates of Maryland requiring them to treat the Circular Letter with Contempt.2:162. see index

  • Secretary of War, his Letter of Thanks to the Commanding Officer of the Troops employed to quell the rioters.2:188.
  • South Carolina. Letter from the Speaker of their Assembly on the Circular Letter.2:202.
  • South Carolina Speaker of their House sends a Letter to the Speaker of the Massachusetts Bay, approving of the Circular Letter. &c.2:353.

Merchants and Traders of Maryland their proceedings with regard to Non Importation of Goods2:521. 2:714. see index

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  • Merchants, Protested against by Huntingdon. See the Protest
  • Merchants, Protested against by the Inhabitants of New York vid. Protest
  • Merchants, Their Letter to the Boston committee, Justify their disolving the Agreement.3:239

Merchants, &c. of Mary land[ Maryland], vote against Newport.3:153. see index

  • Merchants, &c. of Mary land[ Maryland], abide by their Agreement3:307.
  • Merchants, Protested against by the Inhabitants of New York vid. Protest
  • Merchants, Their Letter to the Boston committee, Justify their disolving the Agreement.3:239
  • Merchants, &c. of Mary land[ Maryland], vote against Newport.3:153.

Merchants, &c. of Mary land[ Maryland], abide by their Agreement3:307. see index

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Bishops application for, from Maryland3:403 see index

  • Bishops Virginia against them3:535
  • Bishops For America, the wife and Goods, both Lords and others against sending them, wth the objections3:551
  • Bishops Driving at, sending them to America3:615

Eyre John Esquire A man of Fortune, transported to Maryland for Stealing 11 Quire of paper,4:53. see index

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  • Committee of Correspondence of South Carolina.4:340.
  • Committee of Correspondence of Pennsylvania.4:392.
  • Committee of Correspondence of New York.4:446.

Committee of Correspondence of North Carolina, and Maryland.4:453. see index

  • [diamond] Examine the Commissioners respecting their appointment as to the Gaspee Schooner Affair, &c,4:311
  • Committee of Correspondence taken up at Salem.4:561.
  • Committee of Correspondence a wise institution, &c.4:675.
  • Medway, see Town of.
  • Marchmont Nedham, see under Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]comments on his Letters.
  • Marshfield Town of. their proceed- ings[ proceedings]relative to the Tea, burlesqued.4:445.

Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], adopt the measures of the Virginia House: choose a Committee of Correspondence, &c.4:453. see index

  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], their proceedings respect- ing[ respecting]the Boston Port Bill: resolves, &c, of Anna- polis[ Annapolis], & Queens County in the same Province,4:513,4:530.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], the Province of, meet by their deputies: resolve, &c: choose members for the Congress.4:531.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], meet by their deputies, vote to have a Militia formed, &c: will support the Massachusetts Province: choose members for a new Continental Congress, &c.4:646. See State of Maryland.
  • Marchmont Nedham, see under Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]comments on his Letters.
  • Marshfield Town of. their proceed- ings[ proceedings]relative to the Tea, burlesqued.4:445.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], adopt the measures of the Virginia House: choose a Committee of Correspondence, &c.4:453.

Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], their proceedings respect- ing[ respecting]the Boston Port Bill: resolves, &c, of Anna- polis[ Annapolis], & Queens County in the same Province,4:513,4:530. see index

  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], the Province of, meet by their deputies: resolve, &c: choose members for the Congress.4:531.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], meet by their deputies, vote to have a Militia formed, &c: will support the Massachusetts Province: choose members for a new Continental Congress, &c.4:646. See State of Maryland.
  • Murderer, Ebenezer Richardson, let out of Goal[ Jail], &c,4:45.
  • Resolves of the Town of Wells, on the same.4:480.
  • Resolves of Virginia Counties, York ; and Glocester[ Gloucester], on the same, &c,4:635.
  • Resolves of the Merchants of Newbury Port[ Newburyport], respecintg the blocking up Boston Harbour[ Harbor], &c,4:498.

Resolves of Annapolis ; Queens Count- y[ County], in Maryland, on the same.4:513. see index

  • Resolves of the City, and County of Philadelphia, on the same.4:527.
  • Congress Continental members for, chosen by the House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives]of Massachusetts Bay.4:517.
  • Congress Continental members for, chosen by the Representatives of Rhode Island.4:Ibid.
  • Congress Continental members for, chosen by the Represent- atives Representatives of New Hampshire.4:522,4:537.

Congress Continental members for, appointed by the Representatives of Maryland.4:531. see index

  • Congress Continental members for, chosen by the Province of South Carolina.4:537.
  • Congress Continental members for, chosen for the Province of New York.4:Ibid.
  • Congress Continental members for, appointed by the Province of Pennsylvania.4:546.4:553.
  • Marshfield Town of. their proceed- ings[ proceedings]relative to the Tea, burlesqued.4:445.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], adopt the measures of the Virginia House: choose a Committee of Correspondence, &c.4:453.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], their proceedings respect- ing[ respecting]the Boston Port Bill: resolves, &c, of Anna- polis[ Annapolis], & Queens County in the same Province,4:513,4:530.

Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], the Province of, meet by their deputies: resolve, &c: choose members for the Congress.4:531. see index

  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], meet by their deputies, vote to have a Militia formed, &c: will support the Massachusetts Province: choose members for a new Continental Congress, &c.4:646. See State of Maryland.
  • Murderer, Ebenezer Richardson, let out of Goal[ Jail], &c,4:45.
  • Murder, Committed by James Bell on his Wife.4:225. Brought in guility of Man- slaughter[ Manslaughter], and branded.4:247.
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Resolves of the Represent- atives[ Representatives]of the Province of Mary- land[ Maryland]: choose Members for a Continent- al[ Continental]Congress.4:531. see index

  • Resolves choose Members for a new Continental Congress, &c,4:646.
  • Resolves resolve, that King George shall not be prayed for,4:960,4:981.
  • Resolves of the Represent- atives[ Representatives]of the Province of Penn- sylvania[ Pennsylvania], on the Grievances of America.4:544.
  • Votes of the County of Fre- derick[ Frederick], on the Boston Port Bill, &c.4:527.
  • Votes of the County of Wor- cester[ Worcester], relating to the forming themselves into Regiments; & the Grievances of America, &c.4:587.
  • Votes of the County of Cumberland, on the Grievances of America, &c.4:585.

Votes of the Province of Ma- ryland[ Maryland], to form a Militia.4:641. see index

  • Votes and recommendations of the Province of New Hampshire, adopt- ing[ adopting]the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, &c, &c.4:680.
  • Vendue of the Ministry.4:470.
  • Vendue Act of the Massachusetts Bay.4:248.4:318.-Disallowed by the king.4:534.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], their Letter to the Ame- rican[ American]Agents, and to those Colonies who did not send Members before.4:624.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], members for another, cho- sen[ chosen]by the Province of Pennsylvania.4:641.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], members for another, cho- sen[ chosen]by the Colony of Rhode Island.4:634.

Congress Continent- al[ Continental], members for another, cho- sen[ chosen]by the Province of Maryland.4:646. see index

  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], their Petition to the King.4:656.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], the first Continental one, a free Representation of America : the Characters of those who composed it, &c.4:660.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], members for another chosen by the Province of New Jersey.4:664.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], adopt the measures of the Virginia House: choose a Committee of Correspondence, &c.4:453.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], their proceedings respect- ing[ respecting]the Boston Port Bill: resolves, &c, of Anna- polis[ Annapolis], & Queens County in the same Province,4:513,4:530.
  • Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], the Province of, meet by their deputies: resolve, &c: choose members for the Congress.4:531.

Maryland House of Repre- sentatives[ Representatives], meet by their deputies, vote to have a Militia formed, &c: will support the Massachusetts Province: choose members for a new Continental Congress, &c.4:646. See State of Maryland. see index

  • Murderer, Ebenezer Richardson, let out of Goal[ Jail], &c,4:45.
  • Murder, Committed by James Bell on his Wife.4:225. Brought in guility of Man- slaughter[ Manslaughter], and branded.4:247.
  • Massacre Boston Anniversary of, &c, celebrated at Boston,4:39,4:252,4:460,4:462,4:693.
  • King George, his Speech to the Parliament on the American Re- bellion[ Rebellion], &c,4:867.
  • King George, his Answer to the Commons address,4:882.
  • King George, his Answer to the address of City of London : tells them, that he will pursue the most proba- ble[ probable]measures, &c.4:956.

King George, forbid to be prayed for by the Convention of Maryland.4:960. by the Convention of Virginia.4:981. by the Assembly of Rhode Island.4:986. see index

  • King George, his Speech to the Parliament, stills hopes that, the American Rebels will be brought to a sense of their duty.4:992.
  • Agreement of Berkshire County, not to purchase goods.4:536.
  • Appeal, [diamond] to the King, and Council, by Charter, when it will hold good, &c.4:467.
  • Auctioneer put up the Ministry to sale.4:470

Annapolis, in Maryland. See Town of. see index

  • Association of Brigader Ruggles[ Timothy Ruggles], against the Whigs.4:625.
  • Association of Brigader Ruggles[ Timothy Ruggles], Signed by people in Bos- ton[ Boston].4:829.
  • Albany County, adopt the measures of the Continental Congress. &c,4:664.

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