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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 "church" in all volumes:

  • Committee of Merchants of the Town of Boston their Names2:632,2:634.
  • Commerce, an excellent Essay on, and regulations requisite to be made in every commercial state2:356
  • Cushing Thomas Esquire a resolve in ye[ the]House of Lords to send for him, Otis & others to be Tried for high Treason2:455 455a 2:476

Church of England Characters of them who com- pose[ compose]it.2:107 see index

  • Church of England High and Low Church, origin of them.2:107.
  • Church of England not Friendly to liberty2:295.
  • Charters, an excellent explanation of vide Centinel.2:127
  • Commerce, an excellent Essay on, and regulations requisite to be made in every commercial state2:356
  • Cushing Thomas Esquire a resolve in ye[ the]House of Lords to send for him, Otis & others to be Tried for high Treason2:455 455a 2:476
  • Church of England Characters of them who com- pose[ compose]it.2:107

Church of England High and Low Church, origin of them.2:107. see index

  • Church of England not Friendly to liberty2:295.
  • Charters, an excellent explanation of vide Centinel.2:127
  • Commerce, with Great Britain great from the Colonies2:133. 2:148. 2:287. 2:476. 2:477.
  • Cushing Thomas Esquire a resolve in ye[ the]House of Lords to send for him, Otis & others to be Tried for high Treason2:455 455a 2:476
  • Church of England Characters of them who com- pose[ compose]it.2:107
  • Church of England High and Low Church, origin of them.2:107.

Church of England not Friendly to liberty2:295. see index

  • Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor Much blamed for his conduct, respecting the remo- val[ removal]of the Troops3:73
  • Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor Adviser to Governor Barnard[ Sir Francis Bernard]in all his Schemes &c.3:78
  • Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor Wrote home desir- ing[ desiring]not to be appointed Governor but always aiming at the chair3:79

Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor Said to be a Trimmer, on his going to Church3:86 see index

  • Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor His message to the House of Representa- tives[ Representatives], about repairing the Castle
  • Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor His Message to them about his Salary.3:Ibid
  • Hutchinson, Thomas, Governor His Message to them, and Negatives John Han- cock[ Hancock], who was chose Speaker3:94
  • Address of the Baptist Mi- nisters[ Ministers]of Boston to Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]on the same3:Ibid.
  • Address of the Congregation- al[ Congregational]Minister of Boston to Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]on the same3:Ibid.
  • Address of the Lawyers to Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], on the same3:Ibid.

Address of Mr. Moorhead &[ and]his Church to Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]on the same3:435.(up) see index

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  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Is now, or soon will be Independent of the People3:431
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Puts out a Pro- clamation[ Proclamation]to discountence vice &c.3:433
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Said to be only a Witness, not a God-father to Apthorps Child &c.3:434

Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, His Answer to the Addressof Mr Moorheads Church3:435 see index

  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, His Answer to the Address of Corporation of Harvard College3:435
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Satirized for his Conformity to the Church3:437
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, His Speech to the General Court, desires they would encourage the the raising of Men for the King, &c.3:441
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Said to be only a Witness, not a God-father to Apthorps Child &c.3:434
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, His Answer to the Addressof Mr Moorheads Church3:435
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, His Answer to the Address of Corporation of Harvard College3:435

Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Satirized for his Conformity to the Church3:437 see index

  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, His Speech to the General Court, desires they would encourage the the raising of Men for the King, &c.3:441
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Invited to an entertainment at Harvard College, an account of the Parade, anthem &c. on the occasion3:441
  • Hutchinson Thomas Governor of the Massachu- setts[ Massachusetts]Bay, Issues a procla- mation[ proclamation], to recruit the Kings Troops3:Ibid
  • Proclamation of the King, for taking up the Printers, which was the Foundation of the Imprisonment of the Lord Mayor, &[ and]Alderman.3:469.
  • Proclamation of Governor Hut chinson's[ Hutchinson]for a Thanksgiving, gives great offence; commented on3:598. 3:602. 3:652. &c. by Candidus.
  • Proclamation Most all the Ministers in Plimouth[ Plymouth]Coun- ty[ County], decline reading it in the usual way.3:603.

Proclamation Read in no Con- gregational[ Congregational]Church at Boston, except by Dr. Pemberton.3:Ibid. see index

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  • Commons House of in England, debates in it, on American affairs.4:875,4:877,4:881,4:882.
  • Commons House of in England, their address to the King; promise to support him in subduing the Colonies.4:882.
  • Commons House of in England, debates in it, on the American war, and hiring Foreign Troops, &c.4:947.

Church, and Congegration, meet- ing[ meeting]in Brattle Street, vote to build a new Church.4:29. see index

  • Church, and Congegration, Demolish the old one.4:81.
  • Church, and Congegration, Foundation of the new on laid.4:104.
  • Church, and Congegration, the Roof raised.4:168.
  • Commons House of in England, their address to the King; promise to support him in subduing the Colonies.4:882.
  • Commons House of in England, debates in it, on the American war, and hiring Foreign Troops, &c.4:947.
  • Church, and Congegration, meet- ing[ meeting]in Brattle Street, vote to build a new Church.4:29.

Church, and Congegration, Demolish the old one.4:81. see index

  • Church, and Congegration, Foundation of the new on laid.4:104.
  • Church, and Congegration, the Roof raised.4:168.
  • Church, and Congegration, meet, for the First time, in the new Meeting.4:332.
  • Commons House of in England, debates in it, on the American war, and hiring Foreign Troops, &c.4:947.
  • Church, and Congegration, meet- ing[ meeting]in Brattle Street, vote to build a new Church.4:29.
  • Church, and Congegration, Demolish the old one.4:81.

Church, and Congegration, Foundation of the new on laid.4:104. see index

  • Church, and Congegration, the Roof raised.4:168.
  • Church, and Congegration, meet, for the First time, in the new Meeting.4:332.
  • Castle William, queries respecting the delivery of it to the British Troops, &c.4:47.
  • Denmark Queen of, a Fleet to sail there, to see Justice done the Queen.4:101.
  • Denmark Queen of, the execution of the sentence there, against the conspirators against the King, &c4:120.
  • Dowager Princess of Wales, See Princess Dowager of Wales.

Dissenters in America, very candid no persecution there on account of religious Tenets: more liberal in their sentiments, and less disposed to persecute than the Church of England in great Britain.4:148. see index

  • Darmouth[ William Legge], Lord appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies.4:164.
  • Darmouth[ William Legge], Lord a Friend to America.4:191.
  • Darmouth[ William Legge], Lord his Letter to the Governor of Rhode Island, respecting the burning the Gaspee Schooner.4:209.
  • Church, and Congegration, meet- ing[ meeting]in Brattle Street, vote to build a new Church.4:29.
  • Church, and Congegration, Demolish the old one.4:81.
  • Church, and Congegration, Foundation of the new on laid.4:104.

Church, and Congegration, the Roof raised.4:168. see index

  • Church, and Congegration, meet, for the First time, in the new Meeting.4:332.
  • Castle William, queries respecting the delivery of it to the British Troops, &c.4:47.
  • Constitutional Society in London, their proceedings.4:52.
  • Cambridge ; See Town of
  • City of London ; See London city of.
  • Charlestown ; See Town of.

Church power, not determined where it is.4:231. see index

  • Church of Bolton, dismiss the Mr. Goss, by their own power, contrary to advice of the Council: & Instal[ Install]Mr. Walley.4:355.
  • Council of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, their reply to the Governor Speech; deny the right of parliament to tax the Colonies [parallels]4:247.
  • Council of New Jersey, their, their Answer to Governor Franklyn 's Speech.4:681.
  • Oration, was pronounced by Doctor Warren[ Joseph Warren].4:39

Oration by Doctor Church[ Benjamin Church].4:252. see index

  • Oration one at Milton.4:Ibid.
  • Oration by Mr. Hancock[ John Hancock].4:460.
  • Oration by Doctor Warren[ Joseph Warren].4:693.
  • Town of Boston, their resolve, & Transactions relative to the receiving Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]'s reply: resolve that they have a right to petition: and to confer with other towns: choose a com- mittee[ committee]of Correspondence, &c, &c.4:177.
  • Town of Boston, meet, and Accept the report of the Committee stating rights &c, &c.4:187,4:1085.

Town of Boston, meet, and hear an Oration pronounced by[ Doctor]Church[ Benjamin Church].4:252. see index

  • Town of Boston, their Answer to Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]'s Speeches, reflecting on their late proceedings.4:264.
  • Town of Boston, vote to refuse the use of the Hall on Election Day, if the Commissions, &c, dine there.4:290.
  • Town of Boston, inhabitants of, meet under Liberty tree, and in Town Meet- ing[ Meeting], to require the Tea Factors to resign their Commission: their Resolves, trans- actions[ transactions], &c.4:391,4:399.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, his reply to the House, refuses to lend the Province Arms, &c,4:252.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, a Letter to him from Captain Fenton.4:254.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, his Answer.4:Ibid.

Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, on his tampering with Doctor Church[ Benjamin Church], endeavouring to dissuade him from delivering an oration.4:255. see index

  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, his reply to the Answer of both Houses, insists that the Parliament is the supreme power.4:257.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, his Character drawn: his bad treatment of this Town of Boston : the beginning of his preferment was from that Town, &c.4:268.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], Governor, a Smart letter to him, enumerating his bad Actions.4:289.
  • Fire Great, at the Grenadas Islands.4:45.
  • Fire at Mr. Severs.4:207.
  • Fire at Mr. Calass.4:215.

Fire at Sandimans Church, &c,4:269. see index

  • Fire at Mr. Sumners.4:244.
  • Fire at the Court, and Custom House.4:265
  • Fire on board a store Ship in Bos- ton[ Boston]Harbour[ Harbor]: which occasions great conster- nation[ consternation]in the Town, from an apprehension of powder's being in her.4:299.
  • Church, and Congegration, Demolish the old one.4:81.
  • Church, and Congegration, Foundation of the new on laid.4:104.
  • Church, and Congegration, the Roof raised.4:168.

Church, and Congegration, meet, for the First time, in the new Meeting.4:332. see index

  • Castle William, queries respecting the delivery of it to the British Troops, &c.4:47.
  • Constitutional Society in London, their proceedings.4:52.
  • Council of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, their answer to the Governor Speech.4:90.
  • City of London ; See London city of.
  • Charlestown ; See Town of.
  • Church power, not determined where it is.4:231.

Church of Bolton, dismiss the Mr. Goss, by their own power, contrary to advice of the Council: & Instal[ Install]Mr. Walley.4:355. see index

  • Council of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, their reply to the Governor Speech; deny the right of parliament to tax the Colonies [parallels]4:247.
  • Council of New Jersey, their, their Answer to Governor Franklyn 's Speech.4:681.
  • Caribs in the West indies, surrender to General Dalrymple, &c4:182,4:225.4:253,4:238,4:261.4:265.4:269,4:273.
  • Ministers of State, their man- dates[ mandates]or orders, not always from the King. &c,4:64.
  • Ministers of the congregational perswasion in the Province of Massa.[ Massachusetts]Bay, are men of good characters, and are proper ministers, without ordaination.4:221.
  • Ministers of the Gospel, said to be rulers, &c, and havea right to a negative vote.4:330.

Ministers may be dismissed by the Church without any advice of Council, as the reverend Mr. Goss was.4:355. see index

  • Ministry, put up at vendue: their character's, &c.4:470.
  • Man of War, burnt[ burned]at Rhode Island.4:97,4:101.
  • Man of War can at any time be dislodged by a single Gun from a Fort, &c,4:924.
  • Wobourn[ Woburn], see Town of.
  • Weavers, their Petition to the King4:316.
  • Westborough, see Town of.

Walley John Reverend installed over the Church in Boston, in the room of Mr. Goss, who was dismist[ dismissed]by the Church contrary to the advice of a Council.4:355. see index

  • Wells, see Town of
  • Wedderburne[ Alexander Wedderburn], see under Letters.
  • Wedderburne[ Alexander Wedderburn]burnt[ burned]in effigy at Phi- ladelphia[ Philadelphia].4:497.
  • Parliament no authority over the Colonies except to regulate trade, and that, only from the necessity of the case, &c,4:660.
  • Prison, never intended a place of Punishment.4:24.
  • Pardon from the King for Ebenezer Richardson, arrives.4:45.

Petition of the Clergy of the Church of England, to dispense with the 39 Articles.4:570 see index

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  • Church Benjamin Dr. pronoun- ces[ pronounces]an Oration.

Church Benjamin Dr. An Abominable Traitor, conveyed into the Country.4:843. see index

  • Church Benjamin Dr. Sentenced to Norwich Goal.4:851.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Traiterous Letter.4:867.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Oration4:1127.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. pronoun- ces[ pronounces]an Oration.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. An Abominable Traitor, conveyed into the Country.4:843.

Church Benjamin Dr. Sentenced to Norwich Goal.4:851. see index

  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Traiterous Letter.4:867.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Oration4:1127.
  • Correspondence Committee of, Appointed by the House of Representativ- es[ Representatives], N.B. their names.4:298. See Committee of Correspondence
  • Church Benjamin Dr. pronoun- ces[ pronounces]an Oration.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. An Abominable Traitor, conveyed into the Country.4:843.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. Sentenced to Norwich Goal.4:851.

Church Benjamin Dr. his Traiterous Letter.4:867. see index

  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Oration4:1127.
  • Correspondence Committee of, Appointed by the House of Representativ- es[ Representatives], N.B. their names.4:298. See Committee of Correspondence
  • Committee of Correspondence appointed by the Assembly of Virginia.4:272.
  • Letter from General Gage[ Thomas Gage], to Lord Dartmouth, given him an account of General Washington[ George Washington]s Letter to him, respect- ing[ respecting]the treatment of Prisoners.4:863.
  • Letter from General Lee[ Charles Lee], to General Burgoyne[ John Burgoyne], on the latters going to England.4:865.

Letter Doctor Church[ Benjamin Church]'s traiterous one.4:867. see index

  • Letter from General Mont- gomery[ Richard Montgomery], to Governor Carlton[ Guy Carleton], on the Regulars firing on the formers flag of Truce, &c,4:879.
  • Letter from the President of the Continental Congress, to the Presi- dent[ President]of the Convention of New York, informing him of...the design'd[ designed]Attack of New York.4:0956.
  • Letter from Colonel Campbell, to General Howe[ William Howe], on his captivity, says the people of Boston are very humane, &c,4:971.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. An Abominable Traitor, conveyed into the Country.4:843.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. Sentenced to Norwich Goal.4:851.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Traiterous Letter.4:867.

Church Benjamin Dr. his Oration4:1127. see index

  • Correspondence Committee of, Appointed by the House of Representativ- es[ Representatives], N.B. their names.4:298. See Committee of Correspondence
  • Committee of Correspondence appointed by the Assembly of Virginia.4:272.
  • Committee of Correspondence of Massachusetts Bay.4:298.
  • Oration by Doctor Warren[ Joseph Warren].4:693.
  • Oration by Mr. Thatcher, at Watertown.4:897.
  • Oration of Doctor Warren[ Joseph Warren]'s.4:1071.

Oration of Doctor Church[ Benjamin Church]'s.4:1127. see index

  • Oration of Mr. Hancock[ John Hancock]'s.4:1188.
  • Oration of Doctor Warren[ Joseph Warren]'s.4:1236.
  • Oration on those, who fell at Lexington.4:814.
  • Britain Great, her distressed Condition pointed out.4:301,4:306. vid, Great Britain

Bolton Church of. See Church of Bolton. see index

  • Burglary, Levi Ames tried for it, & sentenced to die.4:360. Executed.4:384.
  • Barry Colonel his Speech on the Massachusetts Riot Act.4:520.
  • Barry Colonel His, and Fuller s Speech on the Billeting Act. vid page4:16th, under Barry.4:546.
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Church Benjamin Dr. pronoun- ces[ pronounces]an Oration. see index

  • Church Benjamin Dr. An Abominable Traitor, conveyed into the Country.4:843.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. Sentenced to Norwich Goal.4:851.
  • Church Benjamin Dr. his Traiterous Letter.4:867.

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