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Historic BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL American Revolutionary War 1775 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909899352

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Watertown, Massachusetts, Oct. 16, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill * Revolutionary War * In a Boston title The woodcut in the masthead was engraved by the famed Paul Revere, showing the Liberty figure setting the bird of peace free from its cage with the Boston skyline in the background--a strong political statement. Also noteworthy is that this "Boston" newspaper was printed in "Watertown" at the time (see masthead). Due to the stresses of the Revolutionary War the publisher, Benjamin Edes, removed the newspaper from Boston & went to Watertown with the issue of June 5, 1775. He then returned the newspaper to Boston in early November, 1776, ending a 17 m... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:18

$3,975.00
157853

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100126831

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) The top of the front page begins with an advertisement for the selling of: "Common Sense, Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following Interesting Subjects..." with a bit more (see). The balance of the front page is essentially taken up with an address by the King of England. There perhaps could not be a better newspaper from page (great for display) which establishes the King's view on prosecuting the war in America against: "...Those who have long too successfully laboured to inflame my people in America by gross misrepresenta... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:33

$845.00
157851

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100124755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America 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. The front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", with the full text of both seen in the photos below. The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with ads. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a large chart headed: "The United States of America, in Account with the Continental Congress" with an introducto... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:29

$610.00
157831

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391903143836

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 31, 1778 T * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America his 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 is filled with ads including one for the sale of "Common Sense" with with descriptive text. Page 2 has the text of the King's speech to Parliament in which he expresses his decision to keep the number of forces in America at their current levels. Text includes: "...I can have...s... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:01

$315.00
157759

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ John Hancock - Boston MA 1777 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391900491752

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 5, 1781 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America 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). Most of the front page is taken up with an Act by Massachusetts worded: "An Act for Preventing all Commerce & Illegal Correspondence with the Enemies of the United States of America". Page 2 has two more documents from Mass., each signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Fully half of page 2 is taken up with a fine & detailed account of the Battle of Cape Henry, a n... See More  

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Ends November 03, 2017 14:53

$485.00
157465

BATTLE OF QUEBEC Benedict Arnold & ETHAN ALLEN 1776 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372082747256

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 * Battle of Quebec - Canada * General Benedict Arnold report * Ethan Allen in captivity * American Revolutionary War The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & that several of the officers who are absent have sent letters to acquaint their officers that they shall not join their regiments to be sent upon so unusual a war, to shed the blood of their countrymen." with more related content. There are additional reports relating to the Revolutionary War on the front page, includin... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2017 13:47

$890.00
157243

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372075843238

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Feb. 10, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * 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: "T... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2017 13:23

$615.00
156153

BATTLES OF SARATOGA Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859180764

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778 * Surrender of general Burgoyne * Battles of Saratoga - New York 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. One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary concerning the recently created Articles of Confederation, beginning: "By your Packet I am informed that the Confederacy of the United States, as proposed by Congress, has been assented to by the state or Virginia; and that the inhabitants of the town of Boston have instructed their representatives to assent to th... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:45

$488.00
155584

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372016936049

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America 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. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recove... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:24

$425.00
155144

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 AMERICAN Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996192050

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Aug. 12, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning Certainly the most notable content is found on page 3, being a report from the London Gazette detailing the historic battle of Lexington & Concord. The report, which includes the list of soldiers killed & wounded, is signed in type by: Thomas Gage, and takes over a full column. Portions include: "...brought letters from General Gage...containing the following particulars of what passed on the 19th of April last between a detachment of the King's troops...and several parties of rebel provincials..." and what followed are nice details concerning the battle, including: "General Gage,... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:20

$5,150.00
154982

TREATIES OF ALLIANCE Amity Commerce & w/ France 1778 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371988082505

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, December 10, 1778 * Treaties of Alliance with France * American Revolutionary War This is a particularly noteworthy issue as it may well be the very first American newspaper we have seen which prints the complete text of the "Treaties of Amity and Commerce, and of Alliance, Eventual and Defensive, between His Most Christian Majesty, and the Thirteen United States of America." This was the historic treaty which caused France to aid the American cause in the Revolutionary War. There are actually two treaties, one of military alliance, and the other of amity & commerce. Because of their lengthy, the entirety of pages 2, 3 and most of p... See More  

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Ends July 20, 2017 14:13

$1,650.00
154955

Rare 18th Century NEW JERSEY Trention NJ Revolutionary War Era 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371987209019

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, May 10, 1780 * Rare 18th century American title * Revolutionary War era Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun just 2 years prior in 1778. The front page is taken up with reports from Europe, including a little chart headed: "The present American war has cost the following sums above the peace establishment..." showing the figures for 1775 thru 1779. Page 2 has an item noting: "...it plainly appears that France is making the greatest preparations imaginable for an invasion of Britain early in the spring...". Another item inc... See More  

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Ends July 19, 2017 15:33

$840.00
154804

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original The front page has an item mentioning: "It is said General Lee was taken...crossing a ferry to Virginia & that Lord Dunmore, who had information of his route...sent a frigate to watch it, who took him and 30 rifle barrel men..." [must be untrue as he was not captured until December]. Another item makes an interesting observation: "...we as yet turned the tables on ourselves during the American war; for...instead of raising taxes on the Americans (the object of the war) we have been obliged o tax ourselves and that so enormously, t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154335

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371962786205

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 11, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original Nearly half of the front page is taken up with a Resolve from Congress which provides for those soldiers injured in the course of duty, signed in type by the President of Congress: John Hancock. Much of the balance of the front page is taken up with a letter by William Falconer concerning the plight of the soldiers who have been trapped on Long Island in South Carolina. Page 2 begins with a report from Williamsburg, followed by a letter providing some details on the historic Battle of Long Island. Yet another report notes in pa... See More  

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Ends June 25, 2017 10:29

$830.00
154275

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960846782

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:28

$533.00
153611

Great AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391759455922

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775 * American Revolutionary War at the beginning * Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley * General George Washington bounty Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in the present Wyoming Valley, and settlers from Pennsylvania, who claimed the same lands (see hyperlink for more). This report carries over to the bkpg. Page 2 has a fascinating letter from an officer of the British army stationed in Boston, in which he criticizes the British efforts in America... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2017 07:50

$600.00
152702

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Revolutionary War John Hancock & Ethan Allen 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885888667

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Quebec campaign * John Hancock & Ethan Allen The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: John Hancock. Page 2 continues with war content including a report from Williamsburg, as well as: "A Letter dated 23d July, at Fort Montgomery...". Some war content on pg. 2, and the back page has two documents form Congress signed in type by: John Hancock, one of which is: "...directed to exchange any officer in the British... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:59

$610.00
152046

Historic NEW ENGLAND RESTRAINING ACT Pre Rev. War 1775 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391701563219

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 * The New England Restraining Act * Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England * John Hancock gets married Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott British goods. The Act provided that New England's trade be limited to Britain and the British West Indies, trade with other nations prohibited effective July 1, 1775. In April 1775, after news was received in London that colonies outside of New England had joined the Continental Association, a second restraining Act was passed ... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:30

$1,250.00
151410

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA w/ Pre Siege of YORKTOWN 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391681054853

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 16, 1781 * Pre Siege of Yorktown - battle * American Revolutionary War This issue was printed just 3 days before Cornwallis would surrender to Washington at Yorktown. The front page has a report concerning a naval engagement in the Caribbean involving Sir Samuel Hood. Page 2 has a report mentioning Cornwallis with: "Lord Cornwallis's last dispatches contain another melancholy proof of the inefficacy of this American war...Every commendation that is due to the bravery, the skill & activity of lord Cornwallis & Lord Rawdon carries within it the strongest proof of the superior number of American forces in that quarter...In what ... See More  

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Ends February 17, 2017 15:25

$560.00
151123

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1777 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391672828033

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America Most of the front page is taken up with a report from congress dated Aug. 28, 1777, concerning the contrary intents of the Quakers in Philadelphia concerning the war, noting in part: "...people commonly called Quakers, render it certain & notorious that those persons are, with much rancour & bitterness, disaffected to the American cause....will have it in their power, so there is no doubt it will be their inclination, to communicate intelligence to the enemy & in various other ways to injure the councils & arms of America. That when the enemy, in the month of December, 1776, were bending t... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2017 15:44

$358.00
149393

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391619280660

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 29, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) The entire front page is taken up with considerable detail on the court martial trial of Col. Roger Enos. In the summer of 1775 Enos took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill and other activities around Boston and then joined Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec as commander of the rear guard. In October of 1775 Enos and the soldiers under his command left the struggling expedition because of a shortage of food and supplies. After marching his troops through the Maine wilderness and home to Connecticut, Enos was called a traitor and a coward, and court-martialed for "quitting without lea... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2016 15:33

$615.00
148398

BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN George Washington Revolutionary War Defeat 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391590779890

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1778 * Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania * General George Washington defeat * Revolutionary War 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. Over one-third of the front page is taken up with three "Proclamations" by Sir William Howe, one concerning keeping Philadelphia clean, another concerning crossing the Delaware River into New Jersey, and the other concerning the need for all wood in the vicinity to be used by t... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2016 13:16

$477.00
147808

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR TITLE from New Haven CT Connecticut 1781 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371742551754

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, February 8, 1781 * American Revolutionary War The front page has a report which includes: "...In the flag which arrived here last Thursday from New York came 30 American prisoners, belonging to different parts of New England, who are all sick and in a distressed situation; They left about 170 others in the prison ship, great part of whom are also sick..." & more (see). Half of page 2 is a nice & detailed account from Richmond headed: "A narrative of the late incursion made by the enemy to this place." Page 2 also has a report concerning the mutinous Pennsylvania troops from near Princeton, New Jersey (see). Other items relating to the Revolutionary War a... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2016 15:26

$315.00
147592

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON Pardon to Deserters Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371737080268

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, April 1, 1779 * General George Washington * Pardon to deserters of his army Most of the front page is taken up with several letters from the Caribbean concerning the exchange & care of prisoners. The balance of the ftpg. & a part of pg. 2 has: "Articles of Capitulation Agreed on Between General Grant and the Governor of St. Luce". Page 2 includes a treaty with all 15 articles concerning the position of France in terms of the navigation of neutral vessels during the Revolutionary War, signed in type: Louis. There is also an interesting document concerning how solders & officers will be compensated should they loose a limb in the course of ... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2016 15:21

$338.00
146592

REVOLUTIONARY WAR re. Battle of Bunker Hill & Patrick Henry 1775 USA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371697064565

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 6, 1775 * re. Battle of Bunker Hill * American Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry The front page has a report from Cambridge noting in part: "...a detachment of the American army, now investing the town of Boston, broke ground on Cobble (or rather Miller's) hill....most exposed to the enemy of any we are possessed of...not a shot has been fired from Bunker's hill, or which it is within point blank shot...Our troops are now well secured in this advanced posts..." and more carrying over to pg. 2 where is also another letter from Cambridge (see). One bit begins: "Colonel Henry received an express yesterday morning with the following intelligence that Lo... See More  

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Ends August 28, 2016 14:29

$560.00
146220

RULES FOR THE MILITARY Established American Revolutionary War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371687868600

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1775 A terrific issue on the creation of the rules which govern those in the military, as nearly half of the front page and over a column on pg. 4 are taken up with: "Articles of Association, in Pennsylvania. We the officers and soldiers engaged in the present Association for the defence of American liberty...do voluntarily & freely...adopt...the rules by which we agree & resolve to be governed in all our military concerns & operations..." followed by a list of the 32 rules, each detailed (see for portions). Pages 2 and 3 have various war-related content including a letter from Ticonderoga which notes: "...that Col. Allen, with 400 men, had cut off t... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2016 15:39

$680.00
145248

1775 Pre REVOLUTIONARY WAR Colonial Tensions PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391484311426

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 22, 1775 * Colonial America - tensions * Eve of the Revolutionary War - 1775 The ftpg. has a short bit from London: "The present general toast is, Unanimity and Firmness to our American colonies. Upon the report that General Gage is to be recalled, his friends say, whenever he receives the news he will think it the happiest day of his life." Page 2 also has some American content including one bit noting: "The minister...the enormous expense that the American expedition will be to England say, 'On the contrary, that this kingdom will be enriched by it for he is determined that the richest & most rebellious part of the Bostonians shall not only rei... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2016 15:34

$375.00
144155

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War SINGLE SHEET 1780 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371623622660

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 * American Revolutionary War * Rare single sheet issue Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress concerning a lottery, and concerning pay for certain officers (see). Complete as a single sheet newspaper (confirmed by the American Antiquarian Society), likely due to the shortage of newsprint during the Revolutionary War. Measures 8 by 13 3/4 inches, untrimmed margins, light water staining and minimal wear at ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2016 15:25

$298.00
143336

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371600604945

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Is the cause worth the effort ? 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. Over two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the text of two Bills being considered in Parliament relating to America. The first is a: "DRAUGHT of a BILL for declaring the Intentions of the Parliament...concerning the Exercise of the Right of Imposing Taxes within His Majesty's Colonies..." and the other is a: "DRAUGHT of a BILL to enabl... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2016 15:30

$430.00
142470

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1776 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391409622164

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 24, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Great year to have (1776) All of the front page & over half of page 2 are taken up with a continuation of a satirical political dialogue "...between Orator Puff and Peter Easy on the Proposed Plan or Frame of Government". Page 3 has a report which notes: "Two ships of war are now passing our quarter and standing along shore to the southward. We suppose they are bound to the capes. A fleet of 64 sail now lies at Sandy Hook, inward bound." Page 3 also has much on a plan for a new government for Pennsylvania. The back page is entirely taken up with ads including a detailed ad fo... See More  

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Ends April 17, 2016 15:13

$515.00
141835

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1776 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391395806489

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.... See More  

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Ends March 30, 2016 08:09

$620.00
140251

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391364554579

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 25, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America 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. The front page has a brief item from Boston noting that at a meeting of freeholders, "...the Hon. John Hancock, Esq. was chosen Moderator & the following persons were chosen a Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety..." followed by the list. Also a letter datelined: "Camp, Valley Forge, March 27, 1778" which primarily concerns the transport of supplies in the war eff... See More  

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Ends February 13, 2016 08:04

$440.00
138820

BENEDICT ARNOLD General Promotion William Howe Revolutionary War 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391333181521

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia May 6, 1777 * Benedict Arnold promoted * General William Howe * General George Washington The front page has some war-related items including a note from Fishkill which includes: "...a number of armed Tories marched in open day through Walkhill & Little Britain on their way to join Howe's army. They were pursued by parties of the militia...". The ftpg. also has an: "Extract of a Letter from General Washington to Congress" (see photos). And also a report from Congress which tells of issues on how to pay the troops (see photos). Another brief yet significant item reads: "The Honorable the Congress have promoted Brigadier Gen. Arnold to the rank of ... See More  

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Ends December 31, 2015 13:21

$465.00
138363

THE BATTLE OF THE KEGS British Fleet in Philadelphia 1778 Old Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371488839840

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 * The Battle of the Kegs * British Fleet in Philadelphia 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 is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very first being: "By Order of his Excellency the Commander in Chief" to all deserters from the American army: "...who wish to go to Europe are to give in their names & places of abode...in order that a passage free from expence may be provided for them.... See More  

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Great REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1779 Old Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 8, 1779 * Great masthead engraving for display * Rare Revolutionary War title The front page has an "Act" and "A Supplement to an Act", passed by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, each signed in type: John Bayard & John Morris. Page 2 has three letters that appeared in London papers, each discussing in various ways the situation in America. The letters are respectively signed in type: Julian, A Consistant Whig & Thousands. "From the Virginia Gazette" is a lengthy letter criticizing a previous letter that was written by Carter Braxton (a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The letter is signed in type: A Virgin... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2015 08:53

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