Advertisement text: "September 15th, 1773.
TO BE SOLD, By way of PUBLIC VENDUE, On the Twelfth day of October next, at the late dwelling house of the Rev. Mr. JOHN HAMILTON, deceased, in Charlestown, Cecil County, THE personal estate of the deceased, consisting of a large library, containing six hundred volumes, on various languages, treating on a variety of subjects, but chiefly on Divinity ... [description of remainder follows]. The terms of sale will be made known on the day, and the title at any time, on enquiry, by
JANE HAMILTON, Executrix."