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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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Searching for the keyword "ships" in all volumes:

  • Commons House of, of Great Britain. Mr Bourkes Speech in, wherein he Inveighs against the conduct of the Mi- nistry[ Ministry]relative to America &[ and]England3:94. 3:96
  • Commons House of Debates in, on the partial Repeal of the Tea Act3:104

Commons House of What they did relative to Jonathan Wilkes expullsion[ expulsion], more ruinous to the Nation than the affair of Ship Money. &c.3:106 see index

  • Commons House of Their resolves previous to the partial Repeal of the Tea Act3:119
  • Commons House of Their resolves respecting the City Remonstrance &c. and the Subjects right to petition &c.3:Ibid.
  • Commons House of Debates in, about the City Remonstrance3:125
  • Oliver Andrew Lieutenant Governor, his deposition respecting the Massacre. &c.3:250.
  • Oliver Andrew Lieutenant Censured for it: said to be a False Acco- unt.[ Account] 3:256. 3:266.

Oliver Andrew Lieutenant Of the King gave Credit to it, it was no doubt the Reason why the Castle was taken from us &[ and]More Ships sent.3:255. see index

  • Oliver Andrew Lieutenant Appointed Lieu- tenant[ Lieutenant]Governor.3:345.
  • Oliver Andrew Lieutenant His Salary.3:351.
  • Oliver Andrew Lieutenant His Commissi- on[ Commission]arrives.3:418.
  • Salem Town of, their proceed- ings[ proceedings]& votes, respecting those who have violated the Non Importation Agreement.3:266.
  • Surveyors of his Majesties Woods, New appointments made. 273.
  • Storm the Greatest one at Boston, that has been this 50 Years, and the great damage done by it.3:285. 3:295.

Ships of War in Boston Harbour[ Harbor], under the Com- mand[ Command]of Commodore. Gam- bier[ Gambier.] 3:289. see index

  • Ships of War in Boston Harbour[ Harbor], Under the Command of Admiral Montague.3:541.
  • Surveyors of his Majesties Woods, New appointments made. 273.
  • Storm the Greatest one at Boston, that has been this 50 Years, and the great damage done by it.3:285. 3:295.
  • Ships of War in Boston Harbour[ Harbor], under the Com- mand[ Command]of Commodore. Gam- bier[ Gambier.] 3:289.

Ships of War in Boston Harbour[ Harbor], Under the Command of Admiral Montague.3:541. see index

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  • Anniversary of the 14th August, celebrated at Boston.4:988.4:993.
  • Adjournment of the General Court to Boston.4:97.
  • Act, [diamond] a Valuation Act passed.4:117.

Act of Parliament, against burning the Kings Ships, &c.4:176 see index

  • Act of Parliament, called the Tea Act: the preamble to it.4:251.
  • Act of Parliament, Governours[ Goverenors], &c, can only be paid from it.4:380.
  • Act of Parliament, Granting Liberty to the east india House, to export Tea to America, free from duty, &c.4:379
  • Lukewarm Friends of liberty: and Trimmers do more harm to the cause, than protest enemies.4:43.
  • Loring Israel Reverend his death, and Character.4:49.
  • Lands in dispute with New York, belongs to the Province of Massachusetts Bay by grants, &c,4:109.

Lemmons[ Lemons], wine, &c: a great hard- ship[ hardship], to oblige the Americans to enter them in England.4:198. see index

  • Law, passed in Rhode Island Co- lony[ Colony], confirming their Liberties from Magna, Charta.4:202. See Acts.
  • Fire at Sandimans Church, &c,4:269.
  • 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. see index

  • Fire burn's down the Orphan House by Lightening.4:319,4:320.
  • Fire at New York, burns Governor Tryon[ William Tryon]s House.4:429.
  • Fire at the Inoculating Hospi- tal[ Hospital], consumes it.4:441.
  • 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.

Town of Boston, & inhabitants of the Country Towns, &c, meet: their proceed- ings[ proceedings]respecting the Tea Ship's by the East India Company, &c; their votes, re- solves[ resolves], &c.4:407,4:415,4:416,4:422. see index

  • Town of Boston, of infinite import- ance[ importance]to Great Britain.4:496.
  • Town of Boston, meet & have an oration by Hancock[ John Hancock].4:460.
  • Town of Boston, Port block't[ blocked]up, by an Act of Parliament.4:499,4:508,4:511.
  • Votes of the Town of West- ford[ Westford], on the same, &c.4:222.
  • Votes of the Town of Med- field[ Medfield], on the same, &c.4:260.
  • Votes of the Town of Prince- town[ Princeton], on the same.4:270.

Votes of the Inhabitants of Boston, and the Country Towns respecting the Tea shipped by the east India Company.4:407. see index

  • Votes of the same Town, thank- ing[ thanking]the Continent for their benevo- lence[ benevolence]to the sufferers by the Port Act.4:640.
  • Votes of the same Town, against inoculating for the small Pox, &c.4:707.
  • Votes of the same Town of Dor- chester[ Dorchester], respecting the Tea shipped by the East India Company, &c.4:409.
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Resolves of the Town of Charles- town[ Charlestown], respecting the East India Company 's Tea, shipped to Boston, &c.4:409. see index

  • Resolves of the Town of Marblehead, on the same.4:411.
  • Resolves of the Town of Lexington, on the same.4:414.
  • Resolves of the Town of Medford, on the same.4:Ibid.
  • Votes of the Inhabitants of Boston, and the Country Towns respecting the Tea shipped by the east India Company.4:407.
  • Votes of the same Town, thank- ing[ thanking]the Continent for their benevo- lence[ benevolence]to the sufferers by the Port Act.4:640.
  • Votes of the same Town, against inoculating for the small Pox, &c.4:707.

Votes of the same Town of Dor- chester[ Dorchester], respecting the Tea shipped by the East India Company, &c.4:409. see index

  • Votes of the Town of Charles- town[ Charlestown], on the same.4:426.
  • Votes of the Town of New- port[ Newport], resepcting the Blocking up Boston Harbour[ Harbor].4:501.
  • Votes of the Town of Provi- dence[ Providence], on the same.4:505.
  • Letter from Junius Ame- ricanus[ Americanus], to the Bishop of St. Asaphs, on the Grievances of the Colonies.4:335.
  • Letter from the same, to Lord Dartmouth, respecting Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], &c's Letters, insinuates that they ought in- stantly[ instantly]to have been put to Death.4:366.
  • Letter from an American to Lord Dartmouth, wherein he writes freely to him, respecting his con- duct[ conduct]to America. &c,4:371.

Letter giving a particular Account of the proceedings of the Peo- ple[ People]relative to the Tea shipped by the East India Company, and the destroying it, &c,4:415. see index

  • Letter to Judge Oliver[ Andrew Oliver], on the Sheriff demanding a fine of Mr. Molineaux.4:437.
  • Tea, very pernicious to the Con- stitution[ Constitution].4:387.
  • Tea, [diamond] arrives at Boston.4:403.
  • Tea, the inhabitants of Boston, resolve that none shall be drank imported, while subject to a duty.4:391,4:408.

Tea, Shipped by the East India Company ; a particular account of the meetings on that affair, prior to the des- truction[ destruction]of the Tea, &c.4:415,4:416. see index

  • Tea, Destroyed in Boston.4:415,4:416.
  • Tea, not suffered to be landed in Philadelphia ; but drove off.4:416.
  • Tea, Arrives at .4:425,4:430.
  • Tea, Arrives in Captain Gorham.4:460.
  • Tea, destroyed at Boston.4:462.
  • Tea, sent to South Carolina, des- troyed[ destroyed].4:460.

Tea, Ship sent to New York, but blown off to Antigua.4:472. see index

  • Tea, Arrives. [diamond].4:487.
  • Tea, being destroyed &c, the News of it when first arrived in London.4:472.
  • Tea, the reception of it, in, ie, the news how received in England.4:486,4:487,4:495,4:496.
  • Tea, Arrives. [diamond].4:487.
  • Tea, being destroyed &c, the News of it when first arrived in London.4:472.
  • Tea, the reception of it, in, ie, the news how received in England.4:486,4:487,4:495,4:496.

[diamond] Tea, Ship arrives at New York, 18 Chests of it destroyed there, the remain- der[ remainder]sent back to England. &c, &c.4:492,4:495. see index

  • Tea, Arrives at Portsmouth, and sent off to England, &c.4:525,4:572,4:578.
  • Tea, Arrives at Salem, and sent to Halifax.4:572.
  • Tea, that which was destroyed in America, offered to be paid for by Lord North.4:581.
  • New York wont[ will not]choose members for a New Congress.4:689.
  • New York their resolves on the Grievance's of America.4:703.
  • New York Line settled, See Line Newhampshire[ New Hampshire]settled.

New York City of, their proceedings when the Tea Ship arrived: destroy 18 Chests, & send off the Ship with to Tea to England, &c, &c,4:492,4:495. see index

  • New York nobly refuse Vessels for Transports, to carry Troops to Boston, & Workman to build Barracks, &c, &c,4:583,4:590.
  • New York force a Scotch Ves- sel[ Vessel]to depart without breaking Bulk, &c, having goods contrary to the Agreement of the Continental Congress.4:672.
  • New York and County meet, and choose Delegates for a Provincial Continent- al[ Continental]Congress, to choose Delegates for a Continental One.4:700.
  • Scott Joseph detected in selling ball, &c. to the Troops, which makes a very great clamour, &c.4:588.
  • Scituate, see Town of.
  • Skins, a Woman's taken up, floating in the Harbour[ Harbor].4:598.

Ships of war arrive in Boston. 2 6 2 4[4:624]. see index

  • See Men of War.
  • New York nobly refuse Vessels for Transports, to carry Troops to Boston, & Workman to build Barracks, &c, &c,4:583,4:590.
  • New York force a Scotch Ves- sel[ Vessel]to depart without breaking Bulk, &c, having goods contrary to the Agreement of the Continental Congress.4:672.
  • New York and County meet, and choose Delegates for a Provincial Continent- al[ Continental]Congress, to choose Delegates for a Continental One.4:700.

New York Fired on by a Ship of War.4:793,4:797. see index

  • New York a most horrid plot, or conspiracy there, discovered there,4:964,4:965,4:969.
  • New York evacuated by the Army of the United States.4:1012,4:1017.
  • Speech of Lord Viscount Gage[ Thomas Gage], against quartering Troops in Cities, &c.4:608.
  • Speech of Governor Johnstone, (an excellent one), in[ favor]of America.4:729.

Speech of ditto in[ favor]of America, and against Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]: says that a Fort even with a single Gun, can dis- lodge[ dislodge]any Ship of War, &c.4:992,4:999. see index

  • Speech of Lord Camden, in the House of Lords, against committing the American Fish Bill: speaks greatly in[ favor]of America.4:763.
  • Speech of Governor Franklyns[ William Franklin], to the Assembly of New Jersey, on American Affairs.4:858.
  • Speech of Lord Mayor Wilkes[ John Wilkes], in the House of Commons, on American Affairs, &c.4:877.
  • Fight at Lexington, &c, see Engagements.
  • Fort Chamblee[ Chambly]taken by the U- nited[ United]Colonies.4:833.
  • Fort Chamblee[ Chambly]capitulation of it.4:843. See Canada, & Saint Johns.

Fort Chamblee[ Chambly]or Battery, will at any time (even with a single Gun) dislodge any Ship of War, and burn it also.4:999. see index

  • Fort Chamblee[ Chambly]Built in the Harbour[ Harbor]of Boston.4:933,4:956,4:957.
  • Fort Chamblee[ Chambly]Washington[ George Washington]taken.4:1048,4:1053.
  • Fort Chamblee[ Chambly]Lee[ Charles Lee]taken.4:Ib.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], they publish intelligence respecting the Army at New York : and publish an Account of our defeat at the Lake, &c.4:1047.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], resolve to come into mea- sures[ measures]to procure necessaies for the Army: & from monopolizers.4:1049.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], resolve to borrow money.4:1050.

Congress Continent- al[ Continental], resolve, relative to expresses: & a bounty for given for Ships of War, &c, taken, and publishes an Account of the re- treat[ retreat]of the enemy from Crown Point, &c,4:1056. see index

  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], resolve, what the pay of Naval Officers, and men shall be.4:1066.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], their address to the People of Great Britain.4:1204.
  • Congress Continent- al[ Continental], their address to the inhabit- ants[ inhabitants]of the Colonies.4:1213.
  • Resolves of the Continent- al[ Continental]Congress, to borrow Money.4:1050.

Resolves relative to Expresses: and that a Bounty be given for Ships of War, &c, taken, &c.4:1056. see index

  • Resolves to state the pay of the Naval Officers, & Men.4:1066.
  • Resolves what Rights belong to the Colonies.4:1228, &c. See Votes: & Congress Continental
  • Rogers[ Robert Rogers]Major, is going to find out the Northwest Passage, &c.4:117.
  • Men of War, drove off from Boston Harbour[ Habor].4:956,4:957.
  • Men of War British, go up North River.4:976,4:988.
  • Men of War on the American Station.4:1033.

Men of War seen of, off Providence.4:1057. See Ships of War. see index

  • Measles in Boston, a great Num- ber[ Number]die of Children.4:153.
  • Marblehead, see Town of.
  • Molasses Act, never submitted to, as a People.4:202.
  • Hurrycane[ Hurricane]a violent one at Salisbury, &c,4:347,4:350.
  • Hawley Joseph, a Letter to him, on a report circulated respecting the Judges being paid by the Crown.4:163.
  • Hillsborough[ Wills Hill]Lord, on his intended resignation: a miserable wretched Creature.4:164

Hillsborough[ Wills Hill]Lord, resigns his Secretary- ship[ Secretaryship]for America.4:Ibid. see index

  • Hillsborough[ Wills Hill]Lord, a smart address to him from Philadelphia, on the London Merchants addressing him: his character drawn, as an enemy to America.4:185.

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