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Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372311871543

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Feb. 10, 1776 * Great year to have (1776) The front page has a "Six Pounds Reward" for four men who deserted the military, with details, plus a lengthy "Ten Pounds Reward" ad for 2 runaway indentured servants. Page 2 has a report from Williamsburg noting that: "...near a hundred of the enemy landed at Norfolk, from the men of war, under a heavy firing of canon...They had set 3 houses on fire but were soon forced to retire....Three of our men were killed by cannon shot...". This is followed by a report from Cambridge of a military encounter. Page 3 has an item from New York noting: "The town is in the greatest confusion. The Congress have recommended fo... See More  

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Ends June 20, 2018 08:50

$615.00
163972

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR TITLE from New Haven CT Connecticut 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372309723280

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 22, 1779 * American Revolutionary War The ftpg. has a report from London which includes: "...a captain of a regiment was examined...charged with holding a traitorous correspondence with the Americans...". Page 2 has an item noting: "...have an account from New York that 4000 troops lately embarked there, a second time, & were upon the point of sailing for Carolina or Georgia...". Page 3 has a brief item: "...that part of our prisoners in Canada are lately sent off, 'tis said to England; those remaining officers & soldiers are ordered to close confinement. Our enemies begin to doubt the fidelity of the Canadians." The back page has two items fro... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2018 14:57

$244.00
163815

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372306401663

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1782 * Revolutionary War * From The Enemy Two-thirds of the ftpg. has "American News" from before Cornwallis' surrender; including: "...from Wilmington, we are happy to find that the inhabitants in general of North Carolina are daily manifesting their attachment to his Majesty's government by joining in large bodies...assisting in the suppression of this wicked & unnatural rebellion..." & so much more. Great ftpg. content. Pg. 2 has content from just after Cornwallis's surrender (see). Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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Ends June 14, 2018 07:27

$42.00
163813

American Revolutionary War w/ GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON 1782 Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372305837740

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1782 * General George Washington * American Revolutionary War Page 4 has a letter from New York noting: "Washington has endeavoured to recruit his army but in vain, for there is no encouragement from the Congress for young men to enter & they get neither clothing nor pay. They look upon Washington with a jealous eye, they think him too closely connected with the French & therefore as his army is not so strong as he wanted it..." and a bit further on: "....The Congress seem to grow more tyrannical so that we should all be glad to change our Masters..." with more concerning hopes for peace with England (see). Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, never bound ... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2018 15:57

$44.00
163634

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1777 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392038846396

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title Have of page 2 is taken up with various reports on the Revolutionary War, too much to list here (see photos) but a few bits include: "...dispatches from Sir William Howe, brings advice of Fort Edward being in possession of General Burgoyne but...brought no intelligence of the taking of Philadelphia..." and "...the late successful proceedings of General Burgoyne will be the most effectual means to crush the American power; as upon his junction with Sir William Howe, at least one half of that vast continent will be in the sold possession of the British troops & such of the inhabitants...who have been cruelly oppr... See More  

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Ends June 07, 2018 13:51

$68.00
163611

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE ? Rare Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392038097947

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EXTRA SUPPLEMENT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, (Philadelphia), March 5, 1778 * American Independence debate The entire front page is taken up with reports from the House of Lords in London, with some discussion of the Revolutionary War & events in America. Bits include: "...We have the fullest confidence of success, from the number, discipline, and intrepidity of our troops & the ability of our Generals; when therefore we shall be victorious will be the proper time..." with more. And a bit further on is: "...that a cessation of hostilities should take place...will abandon a project totally unattended with the most distant prospect of success; for there the great basis for entering into any neg... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2018 15:46

$180.00
163605

Rare Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Newspaper w/ JUDAICA Jewish


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372299599462

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1783 * Rare 18th century American title * Great masthead engraving for display One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is a detailed advertisement by "Isaac Franks", a notable Jewish financier who served under Washington during the war. The back page has an ad by: "Haym Salomons" a leading Jewish financier of the day who did much to secure the finances of the nation during the war. Page 3 has news from Charleston which includes: "...Saturday the 8th inst. intelligence was received that a party of tories under the command ... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2018 15:40

$210.00
163433

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372292314821

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 8, 1782 * Revolutionary War * From The Enemy Almost all of page 4 is taken up with: "Letter VII To the People of Great Britain" which begins: "I am called on...to answer a number of queries, respecting the propriety & necessity o carrying on the American war..." which sets the tone for this lengthy letter. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends May 30, 2018 14:10

$34.00
163422

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372292299010

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1778 * American Revolutionary War Era * 18th century from The Enemy Inside has a letter from Charleston, South Carolina, which has near the beginning: "...we received the resolutions of the Congress on the letters from the Commissioners from restoring peace, etc. our Assembly immediately met, resolved on the propriety of the said resolutions, and sent an express to Congress..." with more (see). The back page includes: "...Sir Henry Clinton was got no further than Mount Holly in the Jerseys; which is only 15 miles from Philadelphia. General Washington was very strong & getting his army over the river with all possible dispatch & expected to make a... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2018 13:55

$50.00
163417

DIAGRAM re. Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War Beginning 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372292292476

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill diagram * John Hancock & George Washington A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, June 17, 1775" with some text on the illustration as well. A great graphic relating to the Battle of Bunker Hill (see). Also in the issue is an article: "An Intercepted letter from Benjamin Harrison to General Washington" which contains much on events of the ... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2018 13:49

$325.00
163998

Rare BRITISH TITLE w/ Events Leading to the Revolutionary War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372311847160

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, March 2, 1775 * Prelude to the Revolutionary War * Rare 18th century British title The ftpg. has a bit beginning: "The pamphlet entitled 'The Present Crisis With Respect to America Considered' was taken up, it seems, by Charles Fox, in the House of Commons...conceiving the work as a fabrication...". Over half of pg. 2 has news from America, most concerning the growing tensions that would lead to war. One item mentions: "...in the House of Commons...holds forth the olive branch to the deluded Americans upon terms honourable to the crown & Great in Britain...if not prevented by the rebellious machinations of the fanatical desperadoes; men o... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2018 08:19

$44.99
163997

Revolutionary War FATE OF LOYALISTST w/ St. Augustine Florida 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372311835071

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, July 31, 1782 * Rare Revolutionary War era title The ftpg. has a Resolve from the town of Boston concerning the Committee of Correspondence and how to treaty Loyalists: "...utmost of their power, oppose every enemy to the just rights & liberties of mankind; and that after so wicked a conspiracy against those rights & liberties by certain ingrates, most of them natives of these states & who have been refugees & declared traitors to their country, it is the opinion of this town that they ought never to be suffered to return but be excluded from having lot or potion among us...". The bkpg. has a notice: "...object of this consultation was to adopt some expedi... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2018 07:53

$42.00
163399

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 Old Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392029960685

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1775 * Battles of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War begins Page 2 has a great & very historic report concerning the battle of Lexington & Concord, in the form of a letter from an officer in the army at Boston to his friend in London, dated Apr. 20, 1775. See the photos below for the complete text, but portions include: "General Gage detached a party of the troops...to destroy a magazine of military stores which the provincials had formed at Concord...we were soon discovered upon our march & the country raised an alarm..." the latter statement being a reference to Paul Revere's ride. Included are some nice details on this first, historic battle o... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2018 14:25

$770.00
163348

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Begins w/ Creating Army & King Accepts 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372287835717

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1775 * American Revolutionary War * Creating the Continental Army * King George III recognizes start The front page has "Advices From America" with a dateline of "Philadelphia, July 26, 1775, In Congress, July 18, 1775" which begins with a call to arms and nothing less than the creation of the colonial army: "Resolved, That it be recommended to the inhabitants of all the united English colonies in North America, that all able-bodied effective men, between 16 and 50 years of age in each colony, immediately form themselves into regular companies of militia...That each soldier be furnished with a good musket that will carry an ounce ball; with a bayonet... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2018 15:25

$290.00
163954

Rare 18th Century Samuel Johnson & Congress 1775 London England UK Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392046587754

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, March 21, 1775 * Rare 18th century title * Samuel Johnson Half of the ftpg. is taken up with one of 7 or 8 installments of: "Taxation No Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions & Address of the American Congress, by Dr. Johnson". A fascinating piece to read. In his work (his points made in the entire set, not in this single issue) he makes 4 points: that American are able to bear taxation; every adult pays taxes; American have no proof that Parliament ever ceded to them exemption from obedience; and that American rebels are hypocrites. The bkpg. has a related letter: "Taxation Tyranny" which notes: "...The great point is the right of this... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2018 07:46

$54.99
163247

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372283578147

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 8, 1782 * Revolutionary War * From The Enemy Almost all of page 4 is taken up with: "Letter VII To the People of Great Britain" which begins: "I am called on...to answer a number of queries, respecting the propriety & necessity o carrying on the American war..." which sets the tone for this lengthy letter. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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Ends May 20, 2018 15:35

$31.00
163246

Post DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE July 1776 Revolutionary War Minutemen Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392024451635

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11-13, 1776 * Post Declaration of Independence * Great month & year to have (7/1776) * Rare period minutemen description Great to have a date so very close to the historic 4th of July, 1776. Page 2 has various items from America including a report of a naval engagement near Philadelphia, and "...General Lee, who is encamped near that place; his troops...are well disciplined; the General...is a very accomplished man; his regimentals are scarlet faced with green, round the collar is worked in silver "freedom to the brave" and on the cuffs "Major General of the continental army"...the town & harbour of Boston are now compleatly fortified & they h... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2018 15:35

$238.00
163089

AGREEING TO PEACE ? American Revolutionary War Ending 1783 Old BRITISH Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392021222334

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, July 24, 1783 * American Revolutionary War ending * Working on a agreeable peace solution The ftpg. mentions from New York: "...His Majesty's frigate the Perseverance...having proceeded up the North River as high as Dobb's Ferry with Sir Guy Carleton & his two Aids du Camp, a conference was held on board her between these gentleman and General Washington, his Aids du amp & two principal officers of the American States...negociation was carried on in the most polite & friendly manner...demonstrations of joy took place on this first public instance of returning friendship between the two countries..." with more. More related content on page 3 with reference t... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2018 14:19

$57.00
162945

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1777 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392017880296

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 30, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title Page 2 has numerous reports on the Revolutionary War, a few of them including: "...party of rebel light horse went to the house of Capt. Thomas Cromwell of Shrewsbury in New Jersey...robbed him of all his cattle, sheep...they intended to return & carry off all her household furniture & dispose of her house & plantation at public sale." and: "...went to Chingoteague Bay on the coast of Maryland for the purpose of taking any of the rebel vessels..." and "...his Majesty received the agreeable news of the taking of Ticonderoga by the troops under the command of General Burgoyne..." with more on this (see). Also: ".... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2018 14:54

$57.00
162944

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392017879488

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Much war-related content on page 2 including an item from Williamsburg: "We hear that...some of the enemy's ships went up Rappahannock river & took a French ship..." and an item dated at "York-Town, Jan. 8, 1778" which is from the 9 month period that the nation's capital had removed from Phila. to... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2018 14:52

$318.00
162791

1775 Pre REVOLUTIONARY WAR Colonial Tensions PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372269983122

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1775 * Colonial America - tensions * Eve of the Revolutionary War - 1775 There is much fine content concerning the troubles between England and the American colonies throughout this issue, most of which we will show in the photos rather than exhaust much space to detail here. But some items include: "...that America would make the oppressions of one colony a general cause. The Continental Congress have met in spite of every entreaty & threat. They have resolved upon measures necessary to be pursued in the present lamentable disputes with the Mother Country...". Also: "All our disputes with America, I have repeatedly declared, have arisen only from t... See More  

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Ends May 05, 2018 15:24

$377.00
162584

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Pardon for Troops Who Return Ranks 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372262027555

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, May 2, 1778 * Pardon for deserters ? * Revolutionary War This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. This issue is from the last month of its existence, rarely found today. The front page is entirely taken up with ads, including a notice of a meeting of the Library Company of Philadelphia, which was founded by Ben Franklin. Pg. 2 has a Resolve from Congress reading in part: "Whereas persuasion & influence...have induced some of the subjects of these states to join...the British forces in America & who, tho... See More  

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Ends April 27, 2018 15:18

$325.00
162299

Historic Revolutionary War ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372252892737

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 * The Articles of Confederation (historic) * American Revolutionary War This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the creation of our national government, which would include the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution among a few others as well. This issue contains on the front page and page 2 the complete printing of one of these, headed at the top of the middle column on the front ... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2018 14:49

$12,500.00
162204

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372249294421

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 28, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Page 4 has mention from London: "...that a commission is preparing for Sir Guy Carleton to treat of peace with the Americans..." and other items including text of a handbill from New England: "People of America. The crisis of success which Providence has granted you calls upon you to propose peace & commercial alliance with Great Britain..." (see). Elsewhere from the House of Commons: "...That to carry on any longer an offensive war in America or the impracticable object of reducing the Colonies to obedience by force, would only tend to weaken our efforts against our European enemies...... See More  

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Ends April 14, 2018 15:32

$46.00
162120

ADMIRAL MARIOT ARBUTHNOT Revolutionary War Naval Fleet vs. French 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372246631381

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 18, 1781 * Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot This issue has just a brief item concerning the Revolutionary War, noting: "...with Admiral Arbouthnot's fleet on board of which were 7000 land forces for the Chesapeak. During the action between Arbuthnot & the French fleet the enemy suffered much, particularly in two of their line of battle ships, which were scarcely able to reach Rhode Island." (see). Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, never trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends April 11, 2018 15:33

$31.00
162019

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title George Washington 1776 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372243329151

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 6, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * General George Washington * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which relates to England and mentions in part: "...the late remarkable event of the British troops evacuating Boston...If, my countrymen, the general happiness of America is the object we aim at, the thought of a reasonable reconciliation cannot be driven from us. Independence will not prod... See More  

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Ends April 07, 2018 16:07

$775.00
161928

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372241014605

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 16, 1775 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy debate in Parliament concerning the amout of Land Tax for 1776 with mention of the cost of a war with America. Also mentioned: "...in expectation that a revenue was to be obtained in America as a means of alleviating the burthens of this country, which were almost become intolerable, but finding that object abandoned...". Page 2 has a few items relating to Canada & America, with page 6 containing a great "Address of the Gentleman & principal Inhabitants of the Town of Boston to his Excellency Governor Gage", actually a kind 'farewell' letter upon Gage... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2018 12:01

$48.00
161867

re. BENEDICT ARNOLD'S Last Name - Prisoners of Revolutionary War 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391994238601

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, July 10, 1783 * Revolutionary War prisoners * re. Benedict Arnold's last name The ftpg. has a report concerning the moment of British prisoners of war (see), and then an interesting report on a man who wants to change his last name of "Arnold" to "Trumbull", as: "...That the name of Arnold having become opprobrious and disgraceful to him & his family...will tend to bring to uneasy remembrance the traitorous, base, and infamous conduct of that fallen American." Page 2 has an address: "To those Loyal Refugees who either have already left, or who hereafter may leave their respective countries in search o other habitations." (see). Page 3 has some war-rela... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2018 15:56

$57.00
161792

Pre CORNWALLIS SURRENDER Clsoing Events & Isaac Hayne 1782 Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391991780966

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 24, 1782 * re. Isaac Hayne's execution * Closing events of Rev. War The entire ftpg. is a terrific letter: "To the People of Great Britain" concerning the closing moments of the Revolutionary War, beginning: "You have already seen the flighty & wretched policy of our Southern General...I shall freely examine his subsequent conduct to the disagreeable surrender of his brave army at York and Gloucester..." with a great account of the final two months near Yorktown, with mention of Washington & others (see for portions). Inside has a report that: "Yesterday Gen. Arnold, with his Lady, arrived in town from America." plus a report concerning Cornwallis' ret... See More  

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Ends March 31, 2018 16:09

$64.00
161689

MAKING PEACE W/ AMERICA ? Revolutionary War Ending 1782 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372234903534

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 23, 1782 * Making peace with America ? Most of page 4 is taken up with a letter concerning the Revolutionary War, beginning: "Your motion for making peace just now with American, and the plan of it, has raised the admiration of great numbers...your scheme is excellent & must of course be sincere...When the messengers of peace, who are to be sent to America, are to be chosen..." with much more on thoughts of who should negotiate, and how. A great letter. Page 6 has a letter "To General Cornwallis" questioning his actions in America (see for beginning), it taking two-thirds of the page. The bkpg. has a short bit: "Paul Jones is said to be engaged by Congr... See More  

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Ends March 29, 2018 16:05

$47.00
161572

HALDIMAND AFFAIR Vermont Wanting Statehood w/ Ira Allen 1782 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372231064299

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 25, 1782 All of page 4 is taken up with some great letters and documents concerning the Haldimand Affair (see the web for more), two of the documents signed by Ira Allen, a leading figure in the declaration of the Vermont Republic in 1777. He and his brother Ethan were involved in the Haldimand Affair suggesting Vermont might join the British. An alternate explanation is that they used the Haldimand negotiations to both stave off a British invasion of Vermont from Canada and to prod the Continental Congress into recognizing Vermont as an entity separate from New York and New Hampshire and admitting it to the United States. Page 5 has a letter from New York be... See More  

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Ends March 25, 2018 16:11

$59.00
161285

Historic & Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL Revolutionary War 1775 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372222627375

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown * American Revolutionary War * The gunpowder incident The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the engagement of last Saturday between our troops and those of the army at Boston; but lest you should not be well informed, I will now undertake to give you as regular an account as can at present be obtained..." and what follows are the details of the battle, one portion including: " ...Last Friday evening, a detachment from the ... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:37

$7,950.00
161139

COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine Revolutionary War 1776 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977906093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1776 * American Independence sought * Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" * Great year to have (1776) * Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The top of the front page has an ad for the printing of a work taking the opposite stance of Paine's famous Common Sense, titled: "Additions to Plain Truth: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America Containing further Remarks on a late Pamphlet entitled COMMON SENSE: Wherein are clearly & fully shewn that American Independence is as illusory, ruinous, and impractica... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:45

$760.00
161138

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Ltr. 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977905181

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Benjamin Franklin & William Howe This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page has an: "Order of His Excellency Sir William Howe....General and Commander in Chief" for the return of oil "...on pain of forfeiture...". This is followed by a great item headed: "By Order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief" which reads: "All... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:42

$455.00
161024

1777 Revolutionary War Newspaper - America Colonies - JEWISH Jews - re. Jew Bill


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214609278

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 18, 1777 * Revloutionary War from the enemy * Jewish - Jews - Judaica Page 2 has a nice letter on board a British ship to a friend, datelined from New York, Jan. 4, 1777, which is mostly about shipping issues and includes: "...the 14th took a french snow loaded with wine, sugar & field pieces for the Rebels; she sailed from Hispaniola for Philadelphia...a brig from Hispaniola to Philadelphia loaded with gunpowder, molasses & dry goods for the use of the Rebel army..." (see photos). A Jewish-related item as well reads: "The Annuity Bill has already obtained the appellation of the Jew Bill & with good reason, as it is to restrain the extortio... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 15:01

$85.00
161020

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214603384

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776 The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776". It measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, small repair to a lower corner, otherwise in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning ... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:52

$388.00
160938

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973665142

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776 * Battle of Long Island * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:18

$535.00
160937

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins BOSTON MAP 1775 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973664606

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare map of Boston, Massachusetts Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston" showing just that with much detail (see). This map measures about 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, with a bit of toning and small bit oftypical ink off-setting from having been folded against itself for 240 years. Otherwise the map is in great condition. Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: "In our last magazine we gave an imperfect account of a skirmish that happened between ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:17

$460.00
160862

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391972290165

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 29, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Over two-thirds of the ftpg is taken up with a review of: "Essays on the History of Mankind in Rude & Cultivated Ages...", which quite succinctly details the situation between America & England in a few paragraphs. A few points include: "The discovery of America has opened an immense field to the ambition of the state of Europe...But between countries so widely separated, a political union subsists with difficulty...But when colonies are regard in the light of subordinate provinces...& not entitled to the same privileges & immunities with the parent state, the lovers of civil liberty will ... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 15:17

$56.00
160845

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hostilities Coming to an End 1782 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208758635

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 4, 1782 * American Revolutionary War * Hostilities coming to an end ? Page 3 has: "American News" which includes: "...Lt. Col. Lee, from the Southern Army...& informs that General Greene, with the main body of the army, continued in a position North of Pon Pon River within four miles of Jacksonburgh...that the British army remained in their fortified camp...hat Brig. General Marian...was on the North side of Cooper River...that the operating force of the two armies were nearly equal...that General Wayne had confined the British forces in the state of Georgia to the town of Savannah..." and more (see). ]The bkpg. has an item: "...that soon after the acc... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:32

$52.00
160447

GENERAL WILLAM HOWE Replaces Thomas Gage 1775 Revolutionary War U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372196569845

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1775 * General William Howe takes over command Pages 1, 2, and 3 contains a series of letters to and from Governor Thomas Gage, who had recently been recalled to England, giving up his command of British forces in America to Gen. Howe. Each is signed by him in type, and one--which appears on the front page--gives a warning to his people with his closing remark: "...hope that the people will recover from their delusion, and discover, before it is too late, that the government they want to subvert is the surest guardian of their lives, property, and freedom." Pg. 3 report tells of the British forces burning the town of Falmouth,... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2018 10:05

$440.00
160380

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Battle of Fort Freeland Warrior Run PA 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372192408690

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, August 26, 1779 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Battle of Fort Freeland - Central Pennsylvania A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see). The ftpg. is taken up with a fine account of the Battle of Grenada from during the Revolutionary War, between the British & the French fleets. It would later be described as: "the most disastrous ... that the British Navy had encountered since Beachy Head, in 1690." The reporting carries over to pg. 2 where is also: "Ad... See More  

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Ends February 11, 2018 07:45

$620.00
160305

REVOLUTIONARY WAR (Fagg's) Frog's Point Camp Keowee 1776 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372189446412

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 15, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Great year to have (1776) The front page is a continuation of a dialogue concerning Pennsylvania creating a new form of government. Page 3 has a report from Harlem which includes: "Yesterday morning about 4000 of the enemy landed at Fagg's or Frog's point, about six miles above us. A detachment was immediately sent to oppose them; the enemy got possession of the point...had made no farther progress...the main body of Howe's army must be there..." & more. Also a letter from "Camp Keowee, South Carolina", which has much on military events in that part of the country--great reading. G... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2018 11:42

$620.00
160189

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391955117626

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports from Williamsburg, Worcester, New York, and Montreal with the latest reports concerning the Revolutionary War (see). Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" s... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2018 12:14

$645.00
159832

NATHAN HALE HANGING Hanged Revolutionary War American Soldier 1776 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372167221561

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 2, 1776 * Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War * "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame The front page has an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of American history. In a letter dated Sept. 23 from New York is: "...Yesterday we hanged an officer of the Provincials who came as a spy...". Noting that this letter is dated "From New York Island, Sept. 23", and with the records verifying that Nathan Hale was hanged on Sept. 22 in New York, it is very obvious that this "officer of the Provincials" was Nathan Hale although not mentioned by ... See More  

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Ends January 14, 2018 07:58

$620.00
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372161604759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * Post Declaration of Independence Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning: "Being deeply interested in the welfare of America, I think it my duty to communicate a matter of intelligence...may be rendered conducive to the restoration of a desirable peace...request....permission...to lay the same before the General Congress..." and more, signed: Drummond. This is followed by Washington's s... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 15:27

$1,350.00
159638

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941916963

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Page 2 mentions from Boston that: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons, the Hon. JOHN HANCOCK, Esq., President of the American CONGRESS, and first Major-General of the militia of this state...his arrival was made known by ringing the bells, the discharge of 13 cannon...He re... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:47

$378.00
159635

ROBERT MORRIS United States Superintendent of Finance Resignation 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941915747

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, April 29, 1783 * Robert Morris to resign * U.S. Superintendent of Finance The front page has a nice report from "America" concerning the resignation of the famed patriot Robert Morris from the position of Superintendent of Finance for the fledgling federal government. Included is a letter from him in which he says he will resign on May 1 (see). Page 3 mentions that Congress has granted: "...a very large tract of country in Carolina to the Marquis de la Fayette." Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends January 07, 2018 07:43

$48.00
159525

BATTLE OF PRINCETON & Washington Crossing the Delaware 1777 Revolutionary War


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372158861019

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1777 * Battle of Princeton - New Jersey * George Washington crossing the Delaware * American Revolutionary War Inside has: "Advices From America" has very nice content, beginning: "Many thousands from the province of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Penna. have already come in & claimed the benefit of the late proclamation for his Majesty's free pardon...The congress have put a public affront on Mr. Washington by stating their whole dependence upon Mr. Lee, who they intended to have made their commander in chief..." with more. This is followed by a fine letter with an historic report beginning: "Several skirmishes between the King's troop... See More  

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Ends January 04, 2018 15:28

$270.00
159345

Rare Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA PA Newspaper w/ Battle of Eutaw Springs SC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391935772584

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 * Rare 18th century American title * Great masthead engraving for display I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (see). A decorative issue for display. Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting: "...We are very apprehensive that the Spaniards mean to pay us a visit in the spring, but if we had 4 or 500 men more here it would not be an easy matter to take this place...". Another news report notes: "...An embarkation of 2 or 3000 me... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2017 15:49

$560.00
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