Airs Used by Distinct Sets

Air III.
Garnet Set. 1776.

Air III 1776.
Garnet Ladies have a heavy loss,
Huzza! for Garnet, we have a heavy loss.
Last year this time, we have a merry day,
This year we have a heavy loss.


Alluding to their festivity in 1775 and their disappointment in 1776, from the death of a merchant, who was drowned on his
passage to England; by whom they remitted money to purchase printed linnens, all of the same pattern, for their Christmas apparel. In memory of this gentleman, or their own loss, they were mourning in their procession, during the holy days.

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