Sunday, April 21, 2013

Extraordinary Appearance of the Moon in London June 12th, 1794

Extraordinary appearance of the Moon,

               The following advertisement, copied from the Daily Advertiser, we consider as a curiosity worth communicating to our readers:

               A lady in passing over London bridge on Monday the 3rd of February, was accosted by a boy under seeming agitation of spirits, who pulling her by the gown, earnestly requested her ot look at the moon, which he was inclined to believe (from its alarming appearnace) was not the moon: he lady looked up, and to her great surprise perceived the moon rock for a considerable space; and when it ceased she saw the appearance of great armies of soldiers, both horse and foot, pass over the orb.  This lady, as well as the boy, saw repeated three times between eight and nine o'clock in the evening.  If the boy, or any one to whom he may have mentioned the circumstance, should see this advertisement, and will call at Mr. Clarson's, chinaman, Market street, St. James Market, or send a line to A. B. to be left there, mentioning when and where he may be spoken to, he will be handsomely rewarded.[1]

[1] The Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser.; Date: 06-12-1794; Volume: VI; Issue: 1; Page: [3]; Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Transcriber by John Peter Thompson, April 20th, 2013.

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