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651. The Newport mercury. w., s.w, Jan. 30, 1759-Dec. 30, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Newport mercury, or, The Weekly advertiser, starting sometime between Jan. 30 and Mar. 20, 1759. As a result of the threatened British attack on Newport, Southwick removed part of his printing shop from Newport. During the following periods the paper was printed in reduced size and under the following title: An Occasional paper, Nov. 6, 1775; Freshest advices, foreign and domestic, Nov. 13-17, 1775. Continued by the Newport weekly mercury, starting with the issue of June 14, 1873.

Publisher: Jan. 30(?), 1759, James Franklin, jr.
Apr. 27, 1762, Ann Franklin.
Aug. 17, 1762, Ann Franklin and Samuel Hall.
Apr. 25, 1763, Samuel Hall.
Mar. 28, 1768, Solomon Southwich.
Jan. 5, 1780, Henry Barber.
May 7, 1785, Solomon Southwick and Henry Barber.
Jan. 8, 1787, Solomon Southwick.
Jan. 28, 1788, Henry Barber (Died Sept. 11, 1800).
Sept. 16, 1800, published for Ann Barber.

Periodicity varies: Jan. 30 (?), 1759-June 17, 1776, weekly.
June 20-July 1, 1776, semi-weekly.
July 8, 1776-1800+ weekly.

Size varies:Jan. 30 (?) 1759-between June 10 and 17, 1776, folio; from between July 17 and 20- Dec. 2, 1776, octavo; Jan. 5, 1780-1800+, folio.

L.C. file contains:

1759 Mar. 20 (p. 1, 2).
Apr. 10, 17.
May 8, 22.
June 5, 26.
July 3.
Aug. 14.
Oct. 9, 23 (p. 3, 4).
Nov. 20.
Dec. 4.
Note: 1 v. photostat. Bound with 1760-62 photostats.
Bled: Mar. 20.
Mutiated: Oct. 9, 23.
V. 1420
1760 Jan. 1.
Feb. 26.
June 10 (p. 3,4).
Dec. 16 (p. 1, 2).
Note: Photostats.
Mutilated: Dec. 16.
V. 1420
1761 May 19.
June 23.
Nov. 3.
Note: Photostats.
V. 1420
1762 Aug. 10-Dec. 27.
Mutilated: Aug. 10.
1 v. V. 1421

Mar. 16-Dec. 27.
Note: Photostats. Bound with 1759-1761.
Supplement: Aug. 24.
Mutilated: May 25, Aug. 24 supplement.
Missing: Mar. 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3.
V. 1420
1763 Jan. 3-Dec. 26.
Supplement: Nov. 7.
1 v. V. 1422
1764 Jan. 2-Dec. 31.
Note: Jan. 2, is a photostat.
Missing: Jan. 9, 16, Mar. 5.
1 v. V. 1423
1765 Jan. 7-Dec. 30.
Supplement: Oct. 28.
Mutilalted: Feb. 25, June 3, Sept. 16, Dec. 2.
Note: June 17 issue is a photostat.
1 v. V. 1424
1766 Jan. 6-Dec. 29.
Mutilated: Feb. 3, Apr. 21, Aug. 4.
Note: Issues for Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 are photostats.
1 v. V. 1425
1767 Jan. 12-Dec. 28.
Mutilated: Feb. 2, May 11, Aug. 24.
Missing: Jan. 5.
1 v. V. 1426
1768 Jan. 4-Mar. 21. 1 v. V. 1427

Apr. 18-Dec. 19.
Mutilated: Apr. 25, June 27, July 11.
Missing: Apr. 18 (p. 1, 2), May 2, Sept. 12, Dec. 26.
1 v. photostat. V. 1428
1769 Jan. 2-Dec. 25.
Supplement: May 1.
Mutilated: Apr. 17, Dec. 25.
Missing: Feb. 20, Mar. 13 (p. 3, 4), 20, 24, 27, Apr. 3, 10, Dec. 18 (p. 3, 4).
1 v. photostat. V. 1429
1770 Jan. 1-Oct. 29.
Postscript: June 7.
Supplement: Jan. 15, Feb. 5.
Mutilated: Mar. 5, May 14, 21, June 11, Aug. 20, Oct. 8, 29.
Missing: Mar. 26 (p. 3, 4), Apr. 9, 16, May 7, June 18, 25, July 2, 16, 30, Aug. 6, 27, Sept. 3, 10, 24, Oct. 1 (p. 3, 4), 15, 22.
1 v. photostat. V. 1430
1771 Nov. 18 (mutilated). Box 27, Fol. 19

Feb. 25-Dec. 9.
Mutilated: May 20, June 17, 24, Aug. 12, 19, 26, Sept. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 2.
Missing: Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, May 6, 13, 27 (p. 3, 4), June 3, 10, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 7 (p. 1, 2), 14 (p. 1, 2), Nov. 4, 25.
1 v. V. 1431
1772 Aug. 3 (mutilated). Box 27, Fol. 20

Jan. 6-Dec. 28.
Supplement: Apr. 27, May 11, June 1, 8, 15, Nov. 9.
Mutilated: Apr. 20, 27 supplement, June 8.
Missing: Jan. 13-Apr. 13, Nov. 16.
1 v. photostat. V. 1432
1773 Jan. 4-Dec. 27.
Extraordinary: Dec. 7.
Supplement: Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 22, May 10, 24, 31, June 7, 14, June 7, 14, July 26, Aug. 8.
Mutilated: May 24, Dec. 13.
Missing: Dec. 20 (p. 1, 2).
1 v. photostat. V. 1433
1774 Aug. 22, Sept. 12, Oct. 3 Nov. 7.
Supplement: July 25.
Mutilated: July 25 supplement, Aug. 22, Sept. 12.
Box. 27, Fol. 21

Jan. 3-Dec. 26.
Postscript: Apr. 18, May 2.
Supplement: May 30, June 13, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 5, Oct. 3.
Act for blocking up the harbour of Boston. 2 p., bound following Mar. 14 issue.
Missing: Feb. 21 (p. 1, 2).
1 v. photostat V. 1434
1775 July 3, 24.
Aug. 14.
Sept. 4.
Box 27, Fol. 22

Jan. 2-Dec. 25.
Bled: Dec. 11.
Broadside: Apr. 5, Sept. 12.
Extraordinary : Mar. 15.
Lord Camden's speech on the New-England fishery bill. n.d. Broadside. (Bound following May 22.)
Fragment: Apr. 17.
Mutilated: Feb. 6, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 27, Apr. 24, May 8, June 5, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 31, Aug. 21, 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 25.
Missing: Apr. 3 (p. 1, 2), Oct. 23, Dec. 25 (p. 3, 4).
1 v. photostat. V. 1435
1776 Jan. 1-Nov. 25.
Extraordinary: June 6, July 11, 18, Oct. 11, Nov. 22.
Mutilated: June 24, Nov. 11.
Missing: Jan. 8, 29, Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11, Apr. 15, June 17, 27, July 8, 15, Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 2.
Note: Suspended publication with the issue of Dec. 2, 1776, due to the impending British occupation of Newport; resumed publication Jan. 5, 1780.
1 v. photostat. V. 1436
1780 Jan. 5.
Apr. 5.
July 15, 22.
Aug. 12, 19.
Sept. 2, 9, 25.
Oct. 9.
Nov. 23.
Dec. 14.
Note: 1 v. photostat.
Mutilated: Dec. 14.
V. 1437
1781 Nov. 3. Box 27, Fol. 23

Jan. 15-Dec. 29.
Extra: Nov. 6.
Mutilated: Apr. 21, Sept. 22, Oct. 6.
Missing: Feb. 3, 10, 17 (p. 1, 2), 24, Mar. 10, 17, 31, Apr. 14.
1 v. photostat. V. 1438

Oct. 27 (facsimile). Box 27, Fol. 18

Oct. 27 (facsimile). Box 40, Fol. 10
1782 Feb. 23 (p. 3, 4).
June 29.
Box 27, Fol. 23

Jan. 5-Dec. 21.
Broadside: May 15.
Mutilated: Feb. 2, 9, 23, May 11, Aug. 10.
Missing: Feb. 16, Nov. 16, 23.
1 v. photostat. V. 1439
1783 Dec. 6 (mutilated). Box 27, Fol. 24

Jan. 4-Dec. 13.
Mutilated: Jan. 4, July 19, Aug. 23.
Missing: Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, Apr. 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, Aug. 2, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6.
1 v. photostat. V. 1440
1784 Feb. 7. Box 27, Fol. 25

Jan. 31-Dec. 25.
Bled: Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 30.
Supplement: May 29, Aug. 7.
Mutilated: Apr. 24 (p. 3, 4), May 15, July 3, 24, Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 18.
Missing: Feb. 4, 14, 28, Apr. 10, 24 (p. 1, 2), May 1, June 19, Sept. 25, Oct. 23.
1 v. photostat. V. 1441
1785 Jan. 1-Dec. 26.
Mutilated: Jan. 1, 15, Mar. 5, Apr. 9, 30, May 28, Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Dec. 12.
Missing: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, 26, Apr. 2 (p. 1, 2), Mar. 19.
1 v. photostat. V. 1442
1786 Jan. 1-Dec. 28.
Mutilated: Jan. 9, 30, Feb. 20, Apr. 10, 17, June 26, July 3, 17, Aug. 21, 28, Dec. 28.
Missing: Feb. 20 (p. 3, 4).
1 v. photostat. V. 1443
1787 Jan. 2-Dec. 22.
Note: Suspended publication from Nov. 8-Dec. 22, 1787. See note in the issue of Dec. 22, p. 2.
Mutilated: Jan. 8, 29, Feb. 12, July 30.
Missing: Jan. 15, May 21, 28, Aug. 20, Sept. 10, Oct. 1.
1 v. photostat. V. 1444
1788 Jan. 28-Nov. 24.
Fragment: Sept. 29.
Mutilated: Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 31, May 26.
Missing: Feb. 11, Mar. 10, 31 (p. 3, 4), Apr. 7, 21, May 5, 12, June 2, 23, July 7, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, Oct. 6, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10.
1 v. photostat. V. 1445
1789 Apr. 6. Box 27, Fol. 26

Feb. 2-Dec. 30.
Mutilated: Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Oct. 21, Dec. 30.
Missing: May 25, Nov. 11, Dec. 30 (p. 3, 4).
1 v. photostat. V. 1446
1790 Jan. 6-Dec. 13.
Missing: Jan. 13, 20, Feb. 8, Apr. 3, 17, May 17, 24, Aug. 9, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, 8, 22, 29, Dec. 6.
1 v. photostat. V. 1447

Oct. 25. photostat. Box 27, Fol. 27
1791 Mar. 24-Dec. 31.
Mutilated: Mar. 24.
Missing: Apr. 7, 14, 21, May 5, July 2, Sept. 17, Dec. 10, 24.
1 v. photostat. V. 1448
1792 Jan. 14-Dec. 31.
Mutilated: July 16, Sept. 3, Dec. 3.
Missing: Oct. 29.
1 v. photostat. V. 1449
1793 Feb. 18, June 25. Box 28, Fol. 1

Jan. 7-June 26.
Mutilated: Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 11.
1 v. photostat. V. 1450

July 2-Dec. 31.
Mutilated: Dec. 10, 17, 24.
Missing: Dec. 31 (p. 3, 4).
Note: Photostat of Dec. 10, 17, 24, 31 have been inserted in this volume.
1 v. V. 1451
1794 Jan. 7-Dec. 23.
Mutilated: Jan. 14, Apr. 15, Dec. 16.
Missing: May 20, June 3, Aug. 19, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 30.
Note: Photostats of Apr. 15, May 20, and Nov. 4, have been inserted in this volume.
1 v. V. 1452
1795 Jan. 6-Dec. 29.
Bled: Jan. 13, Apr. 7, 14, 28, July 7, 14, Aug. 4, Nov. 17.
Mutilated: Jan. 20, Mar. 17, 24, Apr. 21, June 2, Aug. 25, Dec. 15.
Missing: Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 10, 31, May 5, June 30, Aug. 18, Sept. 8, 15, 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 1.
1 v. V. 1453

Jan. 13.
Feb. 10, 17, 24.
Mar. 10, 17, 31.
Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28.
May 5.
June 2, 30.
July 14.
Aug. 4, 18, 25.
Sept. 8, 15, 22.
Oct. 20.
Nov. 24.
Dec. 1, 15.
Note: These photostats complete the volume of originals with the following exceptions: Bled: July 7, Nov. 17; Mutilated: Jan. 20, Mar. 24.
1 v. photostats. V. 1454
1796 Jan. 5-Dec. 27.
Note: Bound following Aug. 9, 2 pages -- "At a convention of delegates from eight towns in the counties of Providence and Bristol, holden by adjournment at the town house in Providence, on the fifteenth day of August, 1796,...the following letters were directed to be printed, and sent to the members of the General Assembly, and the town-councils and town-clerks of several towns, with a request that they may be read in open town meeting." Two pages of letters follow.
"To the people of the United States," G. Washington's resignation address, dated 17 Sept. 1796, and signed by G. Washington. One copy bound following Sept. 6, one following Sept. 13, and one reprinted in the issue of Sept. 27.
Mutilated: Aug. 23, Nov. 22, Dec. 13.
Note: Photostats of Aug. 23, Sept. 6, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 13, have been inserted in the volume.
1 v. V. 1455
1797 Jan. 3-Dec. 26.
Bled: Feb. 14.
Mutilated: Jan. 17, Apr. 18.
Note: Photostats of Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Apr. 18, have been inserted in this volume.
1 v. V. 1456
1798 Jan. 9-Dec. 25.
Mutilated: Aug. 28, Oct. 23.
Missing: Jan. 2, Feb. 27, Apr. 17, June 5, 12, July 24, Sept. 4.
Note: Photostats of Jan. 2, Feb. 27, Apr. 17 and supplement, June 5, 12, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, and Oct. 23, have been inserted in this volume.
1 v. V. 1457
1799 Jan. 1-Dec. 31.
Mutilated: Mar. 19, July 9, 16, Sept. 10, Oct. 8.
Missing: Oct. 1, Nov. 5.
Note: Photostats of Mar. 19, July 9, 16, Sept. 10, Oct. 1, 8, Nov. 5 have been inserted in this volume.
1 v. V. 1458
1800 Jan. 7-Dec. 30.
Extra: Dec. 24.
Supplement: Nov. 15. "To the freemen of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations." Aug. 19, 1800. Broadside.
Mutilated: Jan. 14, Mar. 18, May 6, Nov. 11, Dec. 24 extra.
Missing: Sept. 9, 23.
Note: Photostats of Jan. 14, Mar. 18, May 6, Sept. 9, 23, Nov. 11, Dec. 24 extra, have been inserted in this volume.
1 v. V. 1459

MICROFORMS
1759-1800+ Jan. 30 (?)-Dec. 30+
Missing: Mar. 12, 1760-May 24, 1762; Mar. 5, 1764, Dec. 3, 1764-Jan. 11, 1767; Mar. 21-Oct. 8, 1775; Oct. 8, 1776-Nov. 22, 1780; Dec. 20, 1785-Aug. 6, 1786, Oct. 17, 1786-Dec. 21, 1787; Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 1790; Dec. 10, 1790; Oct. 29, 1791; May 29-July 29, 1793; Aug. 6-Oct. 13, 1794.
(microprint)
1759-1800+ Jan. 30-Dec. 30. (microfilm) #3283
1759 Mar. 20.
Apr. 10, 17.
May 8, 22.
June 5, 26.
July 3.
Aug. 14.
Oct. 9.
Nov. 20.
Dec. 4.
(microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
ESR
1760 Jan. 1.
Feb. 26.
Dec. 16.
(microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
ESR
1761 May 19.
June 23.
Nov. 3.
(microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
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1762 Mar. 16, 23.
May 11, 25.
Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31.
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28.
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26.
Nov. 2, 13, 22, 29.
Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27.
(microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
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1763 Jan. 3-Dec. 26. (microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
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1764 Jan. 2-Dec. 31. (microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
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1765-1766 Jan. 7-Apr. 28. (microfilm) #1930 R.I.
Na reel 1
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1775 Nov. 6. (microfilm) #3283
1775 Nov. 13-27. microfilm #3283
1775-1800+ Dec. 4-Dec. 31+ (microfilm) #3283

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