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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 "treason" in all volumes:

  • Town of Boston Answer to Plimouth[ Plymouth]Address1:370
  • Town of Boston Meet to the rejoi- cings[ rejoycing]on the repeal of Stamp Act.1:375
  • Town of Boston Address to her recommending the encouragement of Manufacturing &c1:727

Treason Definition of1:181. 1:694. 1:6a98 see index

  • Tax. Land one to be made for America1:217
  • Taxes what America pays1:298
  • Taxes what America would have paid had she have let alone1:302
  • Charter of the Massachusetts Bay. Accounted Sacred buy Bishop Burnet2:280
  • 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 see index

  • 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.
  • Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]Requires the House to rescind the Vote respecting their Circular Letter2:157
  • Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]His Character2:261
  • Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]His Circular Letter to aid the Commission2:267

Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]Summary of his Letter to Governor Barnard[ Sir Francis Bernard]desires him to find out those who have Committed Treason &c in order to send them to Eng- land[ England]to be tried by the Statute of Harry 8. see index

  • Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]His Circular Letters to the Government wont[ will not]have his Letters Communi- cated[ Communicated].2:429
  • Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]Blamed by Mr Debert about presenting our Petitions. &c2:561
  • Hillsborough Lord[ Wills Hill]A Smart Letter to him from Junius Ameri- canus[ Americanus].2:710
  • Trade Acts. vid Acts of Trade.
  • Treasurers of the Province of South Carolina, Commit ted[ Committed]to Goal[ Jail]for Contempt of the House &c.3:619.
  • Trowbridge. Edmund Judge, his Charge to the Jury on the Trial of the Soldiers.3:963.

Treason in Resisting the King Troops.3:976. see index

  • Tarring & Feathering. see under Informer.
  • Lord Mayor Frederick Bull, chosen.4:408.
  • Lord Mayor Bull[ Frederick Bull]s Speech to the livery of London, solliciting[ Soliciting]their votes for a seat in the House of Commons, wherein he en- umerates[ enumerates]their Grievances, and mentions America.4:451.
  • Lord Mayor John Wilkes chosen; who makes a Speech.4:623.

Lord Mansfield, Bute, Falchonbridge, &c, said to be guilty of high Treason.4:12. see index

  • Lucas Charles, an eminent Irish Patriot, his Death, and Character.4:19,4:39.
  • Lucas Charles an Account of his Funeral.4:41.
  • Lucas Charles a pension to his Family.4:52.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, his message to the House: de- sires[ desires]them to repair the Province House, &c,4:116.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, his message to the House, in answer to their resolves respecting the having his pay from the Crown: Justifies it, and defines the Charter, &c.4:Ibid.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, very disinterested, &c, instances of it; an Irony.4:121.

Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, holds doctrines treasonable to the State,4:124,4:125,4:132,4:135,4:140,4:159. see index

  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, his Speech commented on,4:119,4:128,4:132,4:135,4:136,4:140,4:159.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, a smart epistle to him, enu- merating[ enumerating]our grievances, tells him the people, will recur to the law of Nature.4:156.
  • Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson]Governor, the chief promoter of the Judge's independancy.4:Ibid.
  • Committees name's chosen by the Town of Boston, to inforce the resolves, &c, of the Continental Congress, &c.4:629.
  • Committees their advertisement respecting Tea*4:697.
  • Canning Elizabeth, an Account of her Transportation, and Death, &c.4:323.

Connecticut Constitution, an excellent one, had Governor Hutchinson[ Thomas Hutchinson], and the other Letter Writers, lived in that Colony, they would have been convicted of high Treason, &c.4:333. see index

  • * See page4:15th, column 2d, under Committees.
  • Salt Petre, a recipe to make it.4:640 4:788,4:852,4:865.
  • Shirley[ William Shirley]Governor his character.4:655.
  • Saint Johns, taken by the Ame- ricans[ Americans], & Capitulation of it.4:838,4:846.

Sayer Stephen, confined in the Tower of London for high treason.4:885. see index

  • Sayer Stephen, his Trial.4:1055.
  • Sayer Stephen, Prosecutes Earl Rochford.4:Ibid.
  • Selectmen of Boston, their address to General Washington[ George Washington], on the evacuation of Boston, &c.4:913.
  • State of Rhode Is- land[ Island]enact, that the King shall not be payed for.4:986.
  • State of New Jersey adopt a New Form of Goverment.4:983.
  • State of New Jersey proceedings there of the enemy, and the transactions of our Troops there.4:1053.

State of Pennsylvania ; declare what treason is.4:1011. see index

  • State of Massachusetts Bay Assembly, resolve to send all the Boston poor back.4:1036.
  • Tell William, the noble champi- on[ champion]of Liberty: his life, &c.4:952.

Treason, declared what it is, by the State of Pennsylvania.4:1011. see index

  • Treason by Massachusetts bay by an Act.4:1063.
  • Treason crimes below that, declared wh- - what, by An Act of the Massachusetts State.4:1065.
  • traders have been the sole cause of Op- pression[ Oppression]that the New England now feels, &c.4:1032,4:1044,4:1059.
  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. to draft a quarter part of the Militia.4:1051.
  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. against forging, &c, bills of credit: or to depreciate them: making them a tender in all cases.4:1052.
  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. against Monopoly, and Oppression.4:1058,4:1062.

Act of Massachusetts Bay. Against Treason.4:1063. see index

  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. against crimes, below Trea- son[ Treason]. [tube]4:1065.
  • Act of the Assembly of Rhode Island, to form their Militia, &c.4:634
  • Act of the Assembly of Rhode Island, Repealing an Act, securing Allegiance to the King: enact that his name shall not be used in any process, &c.4:939.
  • Tell William, the noble champi- on[ champion]of Liberty: his life, &c.4:952.
  • Treason, declared what it is, by the State of Pennsylvania.4:1011.

Treason by Massachusetts bay by an Act.4:1063. see index

  • Treason crimes below that, declared wh- - what, by An Act of the Massachusetts State.4:1065.
  • traders have been the sole cause of Op- pression[ Oppression]that the New England now feels, &c.4:1032,4:1044,4:1059.
  • Tyranny, worse than Anarchy.4:1238.
  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. against forging, &c, bills of credit: or to depreciate them: making them a tender in all cases.4:1052.
  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. against Monopoly, and Oppression.4:1058,4:1062.
  • Act of Massachusetts Bay. Against Treason.4:1063.

Act of Massachusetts Bay. against crimes, below Trea- son[ Treason]. [tube]4:1065. see index

  • Act of the Assembly of Rhode Island, to form their Militia, &c.4:634
  • Act of the Assembly of Rhode Island, Repealing an Act, securing Allegiance to the King: enact that his name shall not be used in any process, &c.4:939.
  • Act, or Law of the Town of Boston, against driving too fast in ye[ the]Streets, &c,4:644.
  • Tell William, the noble champi- on[ champion]of Liberty: his life, &c.4:952.
  • Treason, declared what it is, by the State of Pennsylvania.4:1011.
  • Treason by Massachusetts bay by an Act.4:1063.

Treason crimes below that, declared wh- - what, by An Act of the Massachusetts State.4:1065. see index

  • traders have been the sole cause of Op- pression[ Oppression]that the New England now feels, &c.4:1032,4:1044,4:1059.
  • Tyranny, worse than Anarchy.4:1238.
  • Toleration Act, what.4:1094.
  • Resolves of the Conti- nental[ Continental]Congress, to remove all Stores that may in danger.4:968.

Resolves that all Persons pro- tected[ protected]in the Colonies owe allegiance to the same: and recommend to the respective Assemblies to pass Treason Acts.4:Ibid. see index

  • Resolves to encourage the Making of Flints: and respecting the Marching the Militia of Pennsylvania, & the Jersey 's, &c.4:976.
  • Resolves that they approve of General Washington[ George Washington]s behaviour[ behavior], respect- ing[ respecting]his negociation with Lord Howe[ William Howe].4:982.
  • Resolves disapprove of the Cartel settled by General Arnold[ Benedict Arnold]: are unwilling to abide by it, unless, &c.4:985.

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