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14lb oz.

Mary Longstreath, Philadelphia county 17

The whole quantity of coccoons brought to the filaRebecca Worrel, do


ture, was about 2300 lbs. upwards of 1700 lbs. were Mary Lush,

29 bought by the managers, the rest were reeled for the Rachael Hays, Darby

13 12

619 lbs. of the 1709 lbs. were raised in New Mary Osler, Jersey

6 8 Jersey, and the proprietors of them, in common with Jas. Millhouse, Chester county

52 those raised in Pennsylvania, by way of encouragement, Eliz. Roberts, Philadelphia do


received at least one fifth more than the real value. BeSarah Roberts, do

7 sides this, two fifths of all the premiums paid by the Isaac Newton, Jersey

4 10 managers, were persons in New Jersey. These expenHannah Ferimore, do

8 8 ses, together with furnishing the filature with proper Caleb Johnson, Lancaster

4 utensils, hiring reelers at very high wages, to teach Mary Shoemaker, Philadelphia

14 6 others, and such accidents and disappointments as are Hannah Brown, Jersey

14 incident to all new undertakings, have so diminished Robert Carle, Pennsylvania

2 12 their capital, that the managers found it necessary to Mary Richardson, do

3 11 petition the assembly of Pennsylvania in September last, Elizabeth Patton,

23 4 for their aid and encouragement; but, as it was near the Titus Fell, Bucks county

96 end of the year, that assembly could do no more than, Eliz. Roberts, Philadelphia county 1 8 frecommend it to the peculiar notice of the succ

acceeding Ann Davis, Chester


2 15 assembly as a matter of very great consequence to the Elizabeth Bonsal,


7 interest of this province.' Mary Davis,


2 4 The present assembly has not yet met to do business, Sarah Dicks,


47 10 but the managers cannot doubt of a hearty disposition in John Etwine, Northampton county 110 the house to patronize the culture of silk in PennsylvaFrancis Miller, Philadelphia county 13 13 nia, as that is all which can be expected from them; and

the managers' funds being too small to grant either 580 7 bounty or premiums another year—therefore, these facts

are respectfully submitted to the consideration of the leFrom July 11th, to the 18th, 1771.

gislature of New Jersey, hoping so public spirited a deOf Catharine Evans, Chester couuty

sign will meet with suchycncouragement in that province William Henry, Lancaster


as the trials already made seem to warrant. Mary Jones, Chester county

19 12 Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1771. Priscilla Fentham, Maryland


Signed, Mary Lust,

Francis Allison

Robert Strettel Jones, Frederick Walper

4 11 Charles Moore,

Samuel Miles,
Joseph Fisher

Benjamin Morgan,

Thomas Clifford,
Jacob Myers

3 10 Edward Penington,

Abel James, Benjamin Leghman

9 Isaac Bartram,

Cadwallader Evans. 92 10 Many cocoons were also raised and used in private fa

milies, so that the quantity of raw silk made during the From July 18, to July 24th, 1771.

year 1771, at the very outset of the undertaking, in the of William Henry, Lancaster,

1/b. 8oz. middle states was probably more than three thousand Sundry persons

7 6

pounds avoirdupoise, and this when manufactured could Sarah Wilson, Philadelphia

3 8

not be valued at less than four thousand pounds sterling. Isaac Whitlock, Lancaster

4 Sarah Dutton, Philadelphia county

10 9 Jane Davis, Chester

28 12



Died, on Sunday the 14th January 1770, Sarah Mere. Mary Thorn, Jersey

67 13 dith, aged 90 years. She was born in a little log house Anna Wetherill, Jersey

8 where the city of Philadelphia now stands; (her maiden Marmaduke Watson

33 name was Rush,) and there lived till she arrived to woMargaret Reiley, Chester

11 10 man's state, when she was married to David Meredith,

and soon after settled in the Great Valley, Chester co. 174 10 about 28 miles from Philadelphia, then the westernmost

settlement in the province, being six miles beyond any From July 25th, to August 1st, 1771.

neighbour, except Indians, who were very numerous, Of Joseph Lippincott, Jersey

Ib. 4oz.

kind and inoffensive: on which place she spent the re

mainder of her days, and retained her senses perfectly to Edward Siddon, Jersey

12 2

the very last. She was mother of 11 children, grandJohn Hoops, Chester

23 10

mother of 66, and great-grandmother of 31, in all 108; Isaac Evans, Jersey

2 12

and what is more remarkable, the chief of them are now Henry Thomas, Chester


living.Penn. Chron. 47* 2

Died at Merion, 30th June 1770, Jonathan Jones, aged

91; ninety years of which he spent in this province; bar. From August 8th, to the 15th, 1771.

ing come to this country from Wales when a sucking

infant.-- Ibid. Of Nicholas Garrison, Northampton co. 41 8



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NO. 5.

MEMORIAL OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE of PHILADELPHIA. means might be provided for carrying into execution

ELPALL. Your Honourable Bodiese with a memoria!, praying that

the design reported by the abovementioned Board. At To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representa- the following session they presented a second memorial,

tives of the United States of America, in Congress To both these memorials they now beg leave respectassembled;

fully to refer. The Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the City And your memorialists again venture to address your

of Philadelphia, respectfully showeth: honourable bodies, and respectfully to repeat their reThat by an act passed on the 7th day of May, 1822, quest, with a hope that among the many and weighty Congress were pleased to appropriate the sum of twenty- matters which occupy the time and attention of Congress, two thousand seven hundred dollars, for erecting in the this may be thought worthy of a place. bay of Delaware, two piers of sufficient dimensions to In urging their request, your memorialists will not be a harbour or shelter for vessels from the ice, if after trespass upon the patience of Congress by a detail of a survey made under the direction of the Secretary of facts or arguments to establish the importance and value the Treasury, the measure should be deemed expedient of the projected work. The materials for a just opinion

That the Secretary of the Treasury caused a survey are to be found, in an authentic and unquestionable shape, to be inade by competent persons without delay. The in the report already referred to, and the wisdom of result of the survey, was a full conviction of the insuffi. Congress will readily discern the conclusion to be drawn ciency of the plan contemplated by the appropriation, from them. But your memorialists cannot forbear to for the great and interesting object which had deserved remark that the great channel of communication with ly engaged the attention of the Government, and that the ocean which it is proposed to improve is becoming the expenditure would not in any degree effectuate the daily more interesting, The tide water of the Delaware intentions of Congress. But it was at the same time extends to the falls ať Trenton, one hundred and sixty suggested, that a work upon a larger scale might be miles above its mouth, visiting in its course three states, constructed of durable materials, which would complete and affording to large portions of them, the means of ly answer the intended purpose, and be a lasting monu- intercourse with foreign countries and with their sister ment of the provident wisdom, and beneficent charac- states. The heads of this river, the streams that flow ter of our republican government.

into it, and the roads that reach its margin at different That application was thereupon made to the Execu- points, traverse a great extent of country rich in natural tive of the Union to direct an accurate survey and exami- resources, improved by cultivation, contributing largely nation. The application was promptly complied with. to internal as well as to external trade and commerce, Under the direction of the War and Navy Departments, furnishing the nourishment and the reward of wholesome a board was formed, consisting of officers of the United industry, and multiplying and strengthening the ties of States' corps of engineers, aided by one of the most dis mutual interest which assist to bind together this great tinguished and experienced officers of the navy, who and happy national confederacy. Of the increasing proceeded immediately to the execution of the duty value and importance in particular of the trade of the assigned to them by their appointment.

city and port of Philadelphia, your memorialists can speak After a careful consideration of the subject, guided and with confidence, and can vouch the most satisfactory enlightened by personal examination, and by all the in evidence to establish that it is well entitled to protecting formation they could obtain, as well as by a comprehen. care. Comparing the present year with the year 1822, sive view of the great interests to be promoted, they the value of exports has increased nearly two millions of made a report which now remains on file in the War dollars. In registered tonnage, there is an increase durDepartment, fully demonstrating the practicability, and ing the same period of nearly five thousand tons. In vast public importance of an artificial harbour in the enrolled and licensed tonnage there is an increase of upbay of Delaware, constructed upon an extensive and wards of four thousand tons: and it is believed that the durable plan, and furnishing detailed estimates of the imposts of the present year will be more than five milexpense.

-lions two hundred thousand dollars, exceeding the imAt the commencement of the session which followed post of the year 1822 by upwards of one million and an the report, the President of the United States was half of dollars. pleased to notice the subject favourably in his message Of the probable future increase, in each of these parto Congress, and thus to give it the support of his judg- ticulars, and especially in the interesting item of coastment as deserving the attention of the National Councils. ing tonnage, to be employed in maintaining and extend

With this weight of authority to sustain them, your ing our connexions with the other states, your memorialmemorlalists could not but feel assured that their opin-ists will not venture to hazard a prediction. The interests ions and wishes were neither unreasonable in themselves, already existing, your memorialists respectfully submit, nor unduly influenced by local considerations and feel are of sufficient magnitude to be entitled to a high rank ings. It was now obvious, that what had very naturally among the objects of national concern and care, and fully first engaged their attention as citizens of Philadelphia, to warrant an expenditure for their protection to the and inhabitants of the banks of the Delaware, was a great amount that may be necessary for the contemplated national concern, closely connected with the general work. But they may be allowed at the same time to interests, and well worthy of the consideration of those, remark, that from the rapid growth of domestic industry, whose high function it is to provide for the common de- from the improvement of inland communication, and fence, and promote the general welfare. And thus sus from the abundance of valuable mineral products which lained, your memorialists were emboldened to approach I have been added to the stock of exchangeable commo

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dities by facilities given to interior transportation, a very PROCEEDINGS OF A TOWN MEETING general, and they believe, well founded opinion prevails,

Ileld in Philadelphia, Dec. 28, 1825. that the coasting trade of the port of Philadelphia will be augmented with a rapidity hitherto unexamplcd.

At a very numerous and respectable meeting of the Whatever may be the amount of the traffic, foreign or inhabitants of the city and county of Philadelphia, held domestic, thus to be carried on, it is chiefly to pass pursuant to public notice, in the Supreme Court Room, through the bay and river Delaware: and thus, for want

on Wednesday afternoon, the 28th instant, to consider of a shelter froin ice and storins

, it meets with obstruc- the propriety of memorializing Congress on the subject tions, and is exposed to hazards, always inconvenient of the Breakwater proposed to be erected near Cape and discouraging, frequently disastrous, and occasion. Henlopen, ally causing heavy losses to the public revenue.

Horace Binney, esq. was called to the chair, and SaThese inconveniences, obstructions, and dangers, muel Jaudon, appointed secretary. would, your memorialists have no doubt, be effectuadly

The following resolutions were laid before the meetremoved by the proposed Breakwater. And this would ing by Joseph Hopkinson, esq. seconded by John Ser. not be the only advantage. A secure refuge would be geant, esq. and unanimously adopted: afforded to vessels navigating that part of the coast, ac Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting, it is cessible at all times, and oftering them a safe retreat highly important to the welfare of Philadelphia, and of from the storms of the oceai At present, no such reli'the ports and places in the United States carrying on treat exists. Upon a line of nearly two hundred miles trace with that city, and by its means with the interior in extent, lying along the middle of the Atlantic part of of the country, that a secure artificial harbour should be the Union, and probably the most frequented of any portion of the coast, there is not a single point which constructed at or near the mouth of the Delaware Bay.

Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting, such a offers a harbour to the distressed and exhausted Daviga- barbour would be of great usefulness to the commercial

The consequences have been repeated wrecks, and naval interests of the United States; and that inasgreat loss of valuable property, and frequent loss of lives. much as its construction belongs properly to the duties

In submitting this matter to the consideration of Con- and powers assigned by the constitution to the general gress, your memorialists might also urge the great exer- government, it would be right and proper to ask the aptions which have been, and continue to be made by the propriation of national funds to this object. state of Pennsylvania, and the city of Philadelpica, to Resolved, That a committee be appointed to prepare promote internal improvements. In the last ten or and report to this meeting, the draught of a memorial twelve years, it is computed that not less than twelve to Congress, praying for the appropriation of funds for millions of dollars have been thus expended by the state the construction of a secure artificial harbour, at or near and her citizens, besides contributing her fuú quota to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, upon the plan reported the support of the government of the Union. And they by the United States' Engineers, might further urge the cheerful promptness with which The committee was then ordered to consist of fire the state, in a period of three years, contributed five persons, whereupon, Joseph Hopkinson, William Jones, millions of dollars towards the support of the late war. Manuel Eyre, Silas E. Wier and John K. Kane, esq's. The contemplated work is essential to the enjoyment were appointed. of the full benefits of these exertions, because it is indis After some interval, the meeting being again organpensable for the removal of obstructions and dangers in ized, the following memorial was submitted by the comthe great outlet through which the streams that are mittee: opened must chiefly flow. It is, in effect, the crown. To the honourable the Senate and House of Representatives ing work to give efficacy to

the rest. With such a harbour at the mouth of the Delaware, the city of Phila

of the United States, in Congress assembled, delphia would be placed, if not upon a footing of equali- The Memorial of the Inhabitants of the City and County ty with other ports, at least upon a footing to enjoy all

of Philadelphi, convened in general meeting, the advantages which naturally belong to her position. Respectfully Represents: Without it, she does not and cannot enjoy them. The

That they have witnessed with satisfaction the liberal dangers and difficulties of the navigation of the Bay, for appropriations heretofore made by Congress to improve want of a place of shelter, are a perpetual discourage- and defend the navigation of various ports and harbours ment, the effects of which have long been severely felt, in the United States:-That they have ever regarded the and have become a standing argument against the efforts judicious application of the national wealth to such purof public spirited citizens.

poses as among the most effective means of providing If this important undertaking were one which it was for the common defence and promoting the general wel. within the constitutional competency and duty of the fare; and that they have borne with cheerfulness their state to prosecute, your memorialists would not deem it share of the burdens which such disbursements made right to address themselves to Congress for aid. If it necessary. With the same feelings they have largely and were one, with respect to which the constitutional power voluntarily contributed, of their private means, to imof Congress was even questionable, they would approach prove the natural advantages of their country; and so your honourable bodies with unaffected diffidence. But, long as the objects to which their attention was called it is a matter which, by the constitution, belongs exclu- could be accomplished by the employment of individual sively to the government of the Union, and is clearly resources, they have forborn to solicit the aid of the within the universally acknowledged range of the government. powers of Congress. It concerns not a single state alune, Nor do they now present themselves before your hobut all the states. It is connected immediately with the nou able bodies to ask a partial or merely local advantage, great and salutary power over commerce, which the They have seen without jealousy the benefits conferred constitution has assigned to Congress for the benefit of on other cities by the enlightened policy of Congress; the whole.

regarding them always as a pledge, that similar and Your memorialists, therefore, respectfully pray that equally important interests would not be left without an appropriation may be made for the construction of a protection from the nation, and not unmindful that in Breakwater, according to the report, and that immedi-l our confederated republic the good bestowed on any ate measures may be directed to be taken fut executing part is, in its effects, beneficial to the whole. But it is, the work. And they will pray, &c.

because the measures which are required to protect the ROBERT RALSTON,

interests of your memorialists, will at the same time, proPresident of the Chamber of mote the welfare of a much larger part of the commer

Comne ce of Philadelphia. cial body; because they will augment the revenues of Joux VAUGHAN, Secretary.

the country; as well as because they are beyond the abi. Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1825.




lity of individuals, and without the constitutional power! But the citizens of Philadelphia, and those of the of the State of Pennsylvania, that your memorialists ap- states which border on the Delaware river, are not alone ply at the present tiine to the wisdom and liberality of interested in the proposed work. The domestic comthe general government.

merce of the United States, which passes its mouth, reIt has already been represented to your honourable quires security and protection. From the Capes of Virbodies, that the Bay of Delaware, by which outlet the ginia to New-l'ork, a distance of more than two hundred commerce of Philadelphia communicates with the ocean, miles, there is not a single harbour, which presents to abounds in shoals, requiring great skill and experience vessels engaged in this important branch of trade, a reof the pilots by whom it is navigated, and that from the fuge from the perils of the coast. Your honorable bodies want of harbours near its mouth, its approach is beset will infer the extent of those perils from the fact, which with dangers, against which skill and experience do not is derived from an actual registry, that between the first always avail. It is also known to you, that in the year of January 1824, and the first of December 1825, no 1823, commissioners were appointed to examine the bay less that fifty-one vessels have suffered shipwreck within under instructions from the Secretary at War; and that in ten miles of the contemplated Breakwater. their report, which is on your tables, they have recom When it is remembered by the Congress of the Union mended the construction of a harbour or breakwater in to whom it especially belongs to regulate commerce, the neighbourhood of the capes, as essential to the safety that an annual appropriation of one-tenth of the duties of the navigation. It is to the propriety and importance received by the United States at the port of Philadelof causing such an artificial harbour to be now construct- phia, would in four years afford full protection to the ed, that your memorialists invite the attention of Con- shipping interest on which those duties are levied—that gress.

the same protection would extend its benefits to the It will be sufficient to refer your honourable bodies to coasting trade of the states generally, and that for the the able report of the commissioners on this subject, want of such protection, every month is lengthening for abundant proof that protection is needed, and that it the record of lives destroyed and property wasted, your is practicable to give it. But it may be permitted to memorialists cannot but indulge the hope, that their your memorialists to show, by a few observations, the prayer will not be unnoticed by your honourable bodies. degree to which the usefulness of the proposed work Nor can they think it necessary to urge upon those, extends.

who have the exclusive power to provide and maintain The amount of ontstanding registered tonnage belong the navy of the country, that in times of war, a harbour ing to the port of Philadelphia, is nearly sixty thousand at the mouth of the Delaware, guarded by the simple but tons; and the amount of its tonnage enrolled and licens- impregnable fortress which the locality admits, would be ed for the coasting trade, is more than twenty-five thou- invaluable as a national work, and that as a place of resand tons, exclusive of river craft: making a total of fuge for vessels pursueıl by an enemy, approachable uneighty-five thousand tons navigating the Delaware bay der all circumstances without a pilot, or as a station from from the port of Philadelphia. It is estimated that the which access to the occean is at all times practicable, it value of the imports into Philadelphia from foreign coun-would combine advantages to the national and commertries, during the present year, will exceed twelve mil. cal marine, scarcely equalled by any port in the United lions of dollars; and that the experts from Philadelphia States. to foreign countries during the same period, will exceed Supported by these considerations of great and

geneten millions and a half. If to the aggregate of these be ral importance, your memorialists most respectfully but added the amount brought hither from ports within the most earnestly solicit your honourable bodies to'pass a United States, and that exported to them from Philadel. I a law, appropriating the necessary funds for the conphia, the value of the imports and exports of the States struction of a secure artificial harbour near the Capes of of Delaware and New Jersey both foreign and coastwise, the Delaware. and the value of the shipping by which all these are car

And as in duty, &c. ried, the total shows the amount annually jeopardized On motion, Resolved, that the memorial now preby the insecure navigation of the Delaware Bay. Where sented be adopted by this meeting; that it be signed in so many of the elements of calculation are founded on behalf of the inhabitants of the City and County of Phiconjecture, it is impossible to attain precise results; but ladelphia, by the Chairman and Secretary, and transmityour memorialists believe that enough is certain to justify ted to our Representatives and Senators in Congress. their opinion, that the value of the cargoes thus exposed Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting, toannually exceeds thirty millions of dollars.

gether with the memorial to Congress, be published in Your memorialists most respectfully submit, that the all the newspapers of the city of Philadelphia. present trade of Philadelphia alone, yielding as it does, On motion, adjourned.


. more than one-fourth of the whole commercial revenue

HOR: BINNEY, Cairman. of the United States, is in itself an object well worthy SAMUEL JAUDON, Sec'ry. the protection of the government. Yet, it is not matter of question, that the trade of Philadelphia is daily be- CASES OF SHIPWRECK, LOSS, AND DISASTER, coming more important. Within the last three years, the registered and enrolled tonnage of this port have in- Within the Bay of Delawarc, its well as in its neighbourcreased in a ratio of more than one-ninth. In the same

hood, by vessels being driven into, or out thereof, by period, the amount annually exported from Philadelphia

storm or by ice-and which woull bave been preventhas advanced nearly one-fourth; and a million and a half

ed, had there existed a place of shelter at its entrance. has been added to the annual revenue at this port from

Collected from authentic sources under the direction imposts. The constant augmentation in number and

of a Committee of the Philadelphia Chamber of Comimportance of the manufacturing establishments in its vicinity, the opening of incxhaustible mines of coal on 1807, January.—Pilot boat Ainerica, of Cape May, the Susquehanna, the Lehigh and the Schuylkill, capa- driven to sea from under said Cape. ble of supplying the whole union, the improvements Schr Amelia & Annah, from Barracoa for Philadelphia, completed or advancing to completion to facilitate access arrived at New York; having been driven from the Capes from other parts of Pennsylvania, and the consequent by stress of weather. influx of agricultural productions, and of the valuable March—Brig Commodore Barry, drove ashore in the minerals which abound in the interior of the state, may Bay, but got off again after much loss. be indicated as causes, which have operated to increase Brig Fair Dame, from Jamaica, was driven out of the the trade of Philadelphia, and which will continue to Bay, attempted to make New York and was driven from swell the amount of property annually passing through there also, when she bore away for, and was totally lost the Capes of the Delaware.

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April-Brig Sally, was drove ashore ncar Bombay 1810, February_Schooner Weymouth, from Maracai.
Hook, in attempting to reach shelter at Reedy Island. bo; sails torn, vessel much injured.

Ship Woodrop Sims, for Canton, with specie, was March-Brig Growler, Roberts, from Canton; driven
drove from her anchors on the shore inside Cape May. on the Flogger.

Brig' Polly and Betsey with ten or twelve others were December—Brig Growler, Robinson, from Havana; in the same gale, got to sea after loss of cables and an- driven on the Brandywine--vessel and cargo lost, chors, and many lives.

Ship Franklin, for Charleston; driven back and much Brig Ann Janc, for Bordeaux, was in same gale, drove cut with ice. ashore and bilged inside Cape May.

1812, January—Brig Three Brothers, from St. ThomBrig Nanina, for Teneriffe, do do do do. as, driven on shore and lost under cape Henlopen. Ship S. Carolina, from Canton, do

do do. Ship Lydia; drove ashore from the Brown and Lewis. An Eastern ship, drove over the overfalls, and to sea, town beach. in distress and with loss of cables and anchors.

Schooner Juliet, from Havana; driven ashore near the Brig Three Apprentices, from Jamaica, drove out of point of cape Henlopen. the Bay, bore away for New York, went ashore and Schooner -, a prize, cargo cocoa and rum; drove bilged near Sandy Hook.

ashore near Lewistown—all lost. Brig Mary, McCutcheon, from New Orleans, driven Schooner Perseverance, from Havana, driven ashore out of the Bay with loss of cables and anchors.

on Lewistown beach. Brig Elizabeth, Campbell, from St. Croix, saved after Schooner

(Spanish;) drove on shore near loss of cables and anchors.

Lewistown-all lost.
Schooner Betsey, Hughes, drove ashore at Reedy February-Brig Eliza, from Sligo via Lisbon; drove

ashore on cape May.
Schooner Friendship, Burbank, from St. Thomas, Sloop (Spanish,) captain Povell; drove ashore
driven ashore near Lewistown.

near pitch of cape Henlopen. Ship Fair Trader, for Hamburg, lost cables and anchors 1813, January-Brig General Apodaca, (Spanish,) in the Bay, and could make no harbor until she reached from Havana; driven ashore at cape Henlopen-cargo Portland, Maine.

lost. 1808, January-Brig Nancy, Binghamn, from Havana, 1815,JanuarySloop Industry, for Charleston; stranddriven ashore on the oyster beds.

ed near Lewistown-only part of the cargo saved. Schooner Thetis, Graysbury, from Genoa via New 1817, January-Schooner Five Sisters, from Balti. York, driven out and ashore near Cape May.

more; driven ashore on Egg Island-full of water. Schooner Minerva, Tripp, from Nassau, do do do. February-Brig Hope, Hall; driven into the Roads in

Schooner Regulator, from Boston, driven from her the ice, with loss of best bower and cable. anchors on the Cross Ledge.

Brig Friends; driven ashore half a mile inside cape November-Ship Agnes, from Charleston, parted Henlopen. cables under cape May and driven to sea.

Brig Eliza; drove ashore second time, with loss of an. Schooner Jane, from Richmond, do do do. chors and cables at Lewistown.

December-Ship Four Friends, from Havana, driven Schooner Eliza; driving in the Bay in ice, without out of the Bay after loss of cables and anchors.

cables or anchors. Brig Dolphin, from New York, driven from her an Sloop Polly and Eliza, from Richmond; driven from chors on the shoals and to sea.

the Bay, and drifting off Egg Harbour Flats. Brig Stetson, from New York, do do do. March-Brig John Howe, from Havana; had to cut

1809, January-Brig Portland, Crabtree, from Wil- cables in cape Henlopen roads and go to sea.
mington, N. C.; drove ashore near Listons.

United States' schooner Helen; drove from her anchors
Schooner Seahorse, from North Carolina; got into on shore at Lewistown; totally lost.
Cohanzy after loss of cables and anchors.

1817, MarchShip Hope, Gardiner, for Philadelphia FebruaryBrig Camillus, from New Orleans, driven brig James Coulter, from Havana and schooner Commoashore near Reedy Island, much damaged by ice. dore Perry, from Havana; compelled to cut cables and May-Brig Trumbull

, Coit; put back from the Bay stand to sea. with the loss of cables and anchors.

Brig Pilot, Wing, of Philadelphia, lost cables and anDecember-Sloop Greyhound, from Baltimore; driven chors and compelled to stand to sea. ashore and lost on cape May.

Brig Amanda, from St. Domingo; lost cables and an1810, January—Brig Mary, to Fayal; driven on the chors in the roads and had to drive ashore. Overfalls.

December-Brig Junius, from St. Salvador; lost cables Schooner Friendship, for Charleston; put back from and anchors and blown out of the bay. the Bay in distress.

Schooner Favourite; drove on the Overfalls, damaged Brig Neptune, for Havana; put back from the Bay rudder and had to put back, with the loss of cables and anchors, and much cut with Brig Ariadne; lost anchor and cable in the bay and put ice.

to sea. Schooner Phæbe for Laguira; do do do. Schooner Washington, from Norfolk; lost anchors and

FebruaryShip Jane, for Fayal; put back from the cables in the bay and was blown off the coast. Bay and went ashore near Listons.

1818, February-Ship Alpha; drove on the Brown; schooner Nancy, for Spanish Main, put back from the drifted on to Lewistown bar; cut away masts. Bay and went ashore near Deep creek.

Brig Roderick, from Savannah for New York, put into Śchooner Clementina, for Laguira, cut with ice and the Delaware; lost an anchor and dragging, cut and ran sunk in the Bay.

for the beach. Schooner Concordia, for Havana; driven ashore near Brig General Scott, from Port-au-Prince, with specie, Collins' Ditch.

sugar, coffee and tobacco; rode the gale till Saturday, Brig Cyrus, do do


when she lost cables and anchors; had to run on the Brig Susannah, for Cadiz, brig Olympus, for Toningen, beach; crew frost bitten. schooner Atlantic, and schooner Louisiana; all driven Schooner St. Helena; drifting in the bay in the ice. ashore near Cohanzey.

March-Sloop Tryphenia, from New York to Norfolk; Brig Eliza, for Toningen, and schooner Huntress for put in and was cast away on Cape May; one female and New York; driven ashore near Appoquinimink. three men lost; captain and one man drifted on shore on

Ship Guatamazon, from Canton, to New York, drove the quarter deck. ashore under cape May and bilged—lost over 50,000 Schooner Ann Maria, for Darien; drove ashore on cape dollars.

Henlopen and bilged.

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