Boston July 2 
“We are informed by a person lately come from Black Point, in the Eastern Parts of this Province, that about a fortnight ago, a very strange Creature was found on the Shore there, which the Tide had left, about twice as large as an Ox, its Head and fore Parts resembling a Lion, with prodigious large flat Feet, and Teeth Eighteen Inches long, white as Ivory, and as thick as a Man’s Wrist. He was very slow and helpless, and had no other way to attempt an Escape from his Enemies, but by flicking his Teeth in the Ground, and dragging his hinder Parts after him. The People assaulted him with Axes and other Instruments, which made no Impression on him, till by Chance they found a Place susceptible of their weapons, wherewith he was at last destroy’d. Tis further added, that upon cutting off a piece of his Flesh, it was found so exceeding tough, that it could not be torn [as nder?] by three Yoke of Oxen.”
Weekly Rehearsal (Boston, MA), Thursday, July 2, 1733, Issue: 92, Page: 2, available via GenealogyBank.com
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy
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