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This tool searches Harbottle Dorr, Jr.'s indexes only. It does not search the text of newspapers or pamphlets or Dorr's annotations.

Detailed explanation of search results

The default scope of the search tool is to search for the requested word/words within the index terms of all four volumes simultaneously. Search results will be presented as one list of index terms ordered by volume and page number from all four volumes containing the requested search terms. To search for a word or words within one of the indexes for a specific volume, select that particular volume from the drop down box within the search form. [Reminder: to browse (rather than search) any of the four indexes, please start at the Collection Outline.]

Each index entry listed on the search results page is structured as follows:

  • The indexed term(s).
  • A linked-number: Clicking this takes you to the specific volume and page number that Dorr indexed. At this time, users must read the individual newspaper page to find the indexed content.
  • The blue, double-arrow : Click this to see an expanded view that shows each term in the context of the terms Dorr wrote above and below on the original index page.
  • "See index" see index: Clicking this will take you to the original index page in which this search term appeared.

The search feature also automatically returns truncated words without the use of wildcard symbols. For example, if you search for "draw" you will also see "draws" and "drawing"; "sell" shows "selling" and "sellers"; and "address" displays "addresses", "addressed", "addressing".

Examples

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.

In the list of search results, if you click on the blue-double arrow you see an expanded view of the search term in the context of the other terms on Dorr’s index page. See below:

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 "sentence" in all volumes:

  • Women in praise of1:41
  • Williams John his punishment f or[ for]republishing North Briton1:51
  • Whitefields[ George Whitefields]account audited1:55

Williams John. his Sentence Executed1:72 see index

  • Wild Beast a Ficticious one in France1:83. 1:91. 1:124
  • Weavers Journey Man their Distress Complain to the King1:129
  • Wigglesworth Edward Inaugurated1:250
  • Wilkes John Esquire Surrenders himself to Justice.2:137.
  • Wilkes John Esquire his Speech at that Time.2:Ibid.
  • Proceeding upon it.2:Ibid.

Wilkes John Esquire his Address to the Gentleman &c of Middlesex on his Sentence, &c.2:187. see index

  • Wilkes John Esquire Outlawry declared Illegal.2:212.
  • Wilkes John Esquire his Sentence.2:226.
  • Wilkes John Esquire Elected an Alderman of London.2:428.
  • Proceeding upon it.2:Ibid.
  • Wilkes John Esquire his Address to the Gentleman &c of Middlesex on his Sentence, &c.2:187.
  • Wilkes John Esquire Outlawry declared Illegal.2:212.

Wilkes John Esquire his Sentence.2:226. see index

  • Wilkes John Esquire Elected an Alderman of London.2:428.
  • Wilkes John Esquire his Address to the Freeholders of Middlesex2:455.455a 2:486. 2:493. 2:472(a)
  • Wilkes John Esquire Expelled ye[ the]House2:538.
  • Great Britain, her greatness depends in her Trade with the Colonies3:94
  • Grafton Duke of Resigns3:101
  • Goods, estimate of, which arrived from Great Britain du- ring[ during]the continuance of the non Importation agreement3:130

Gun fired in the Main Street and a Person try'd[ tried], Convicted, &[ and]Sentenced for it3:193 see index

  • Gambier[ James Gambier]Commodore, arrives at Boston, and takes the Command o'Fleet there3:276
  • Governor Lord Dunmore[ John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore], arrives at New York3:295
  • Gambier[ James Gambier]Commodore, his an- swer[ answer]to the Address of the Boston Merchants3:549
  • [no preceding index entries]

Sentence against those who Tarred, & Feathered Jesse Savil the Informer.3:307. see index

  • Spain King of, Represen- ted[ Represented]as a Fool.3:323.
  • Secretary. Appointed for the Mas- sachusetts[ Massachusetts]Bay.3:345.
  • Spain & France Numbers of.3:384.
  • Trial of a Soldier for Murder, the Judge Obliged the Jury to Bring in a Spe- cial[ Special]Verdict.3:254.
  • Trial Of the Soldiers, & Captain Preston, Commented on, by Vindex.[ Samuel Adams] 3:325.&c. By Philanthrop[ Jonathan Sewall],3:336.&c.
  • Trial of Manwarring, Monroe. &c.- acquitted.3:329

Trial of Manwarring's[ Edward Manwaring's]Boy for perjury, his Sentence &c.3:427. see index

  • Trial Between Ebenezer Cutler, & Robert Peirpoint, & Caleb Davis.3:459. 3:564.
  • Trial of the Soldiers, & Preston, a very partial one.3:467.
  • Trial a Famous one, of Jonathan Peter Lenger, for a Libel.3:205.
  • King his Answer to the Ad- dress[ Address], Remonstrance. &c, of the City of London3:557
  • King, Severely censured by Junius3:566
  • King, An Address to him from an American, on the Op- ressions[ Oppressions]of America : a Charac- ter[ Character]drawn of the Americans, showing what notions they have of liberty &c.3:629.

King, He some time's[ sometimes]grants pardons before convictions, or sentence3:619. see index

  • Kennedy's the Murderers respi- ted[ respited] 3:149
  • Kennedy Pardoned3:489
  • King of Spain represented as a Fool, vid a ludicrous Letter3:323
  • Printers, Brought before the Lord Mayor, &[ and]Alderman by Vertue[ Virtue]of the Kings Procla- mation[ Proclamation], &[ and]discharged.3:471.

Pardons, the King some times gives them, before Con- viction[ Conviction], or Sentence.3:619. see index

  • [no following entries]
  • King George an attempt to shoot him.4:12.

King George sometimes interposes in a cri- minal[ criminal]case, before sentence in passed.4:33. see index

  • King George his Speech to the Parlia- ment[ Parliament].4:52.
  • King George his Speech, when he pro- rogued[ prorogued]the Parliament.4:133.
  • King George a smart Letter to him.4:139.
  • * Debates in the Irish House of Commons, on augmenting the Officers of the Revenue there: give Governor Barnard[ Sir Francis Bernard]his true character,&c.4:39.
  • Debates in the House of Commons of Great Britain ; vide Commons House of in Great Britain.
  • Denmark Queen of, imprisoned (for attempting to poinson the King.) with her paramour, &c.4:52.

Denmark Queen of, sentenced.4:107. see index

  • Denmark Queen of, a revolution there, on the same account.4:52.
  • 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.
  • Denmark Queen of, sentenced.4:107.
  • Denmark Queen of, a revolution there, on the same account.4:52.
  • 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. see index

  • 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.
  • Darmouth[ William Legge], Lord appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies.4:164.
  • Advertisement of Treasurer Gray, forbidding the payment of public monies to Mr. Gardner, appoin- ted[ appointed]Treasurer by the Provincial Congress.4:609.
  • Advertisement of sundries, by different Commit- tees[ Committees]of inspection, to carry to an end the resolves of the Continental Congress.4:633,4:641,4:642,4:653,4:662,4:697.
  • Agent, chosen by the House of Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay, allowed to be paid.4:348.

Ames Levi, sentenced to Death for Burgla- ry[ Burglary].4:360. respited for a Week.4:376. Executed.4:384. see index

  • Agreement of the Dealers in Tea, of Bos- ton[ Boston], and Charlestown.4:422,4:437.
  • Agreement Copy of, for a non consumption of English Goods, &c.4:519.4:604.4:606.4:627.4:681
  • Britain Great, her distressed Condition pointed out.4:301,4:306. vid, Great Britain
  • Bolton Church of. See Church of Bolton.

Burglary, Levi Ames tried for it, & sentenced to die.4:360. Executed.4:384. see index

  • 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.
  • Burke Edmund, his Speech on the Boston Port Bill.4:533.
  • 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

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This tool searches title information for all of the newspapers and pamphlets included in the collection, as well as additional explanatory notes about particularly complicated pages. Some descriptions of newspaper issues also include summaries of topics covered in the newspaper articles and/or specific subjects, names, and advertisements appearing on the page. This feature is currently available for 25 newspapers and will be expanded as time permits.

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