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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
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
160936

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begin MINUTEMEN 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211113734

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 20, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare mention of minutemen The back page has a letter which describes the first shots of the Revolutionary War as the British marched from Boston towards Concord to destroy a colonial arms depot. Text includes: "...the late engagement between the King's troops and the provincials, a brigade of about 850 or 900 men marched from Boston on the night after the 18th of April..." Along the way the British encountered (in Lexington) about: "...30 or 40 minute men, as they were called...". There is some confusion as to who fired first, but as the letter suggests, it was most likely the Briti... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:16

$675.00
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
154608

Very RARE Pro American Independence Pre Rev. War CRISIS 1775 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809249860

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CRISIS, London, England, October 21, 1775 * Very rare title In our over 40 years of dealing in rare newspapers We have rarely had the great fortune to encounter issues of this title. This extraordinary paper is one of the most bitter political sheets to be found, issued in London both in defense of American liberty and their cause for independence, as well as to attack the policies of the King of England. One scholar noted: "This title, which is of great rarity, contains a remarkable collection of papers attacking the Ministry & the British Government in terms of the greatest severity. Indeed, one can hardly believe that in time of war a publication of such character would be tolerated."... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:36

$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
153036

Prelude to REVOLUTIONARY WAR Taxes for Defense 1775 Edinburgh Scotland Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371898179626

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 25, 1775 * Paying taxes to support their own defence * Pre Revolutionary War tensions mounting Page 2 includes a letter from London, reporting from the House of Commons, which cuts to the heart of the troubles between America and England, noting: "...following motion was made...That it is the opinion of the Committee that when the governor...of any of his Majesty's provinces or colonies in America shall propose to make provision, according to the condition, circumstances & situation of such province or colony, for contributing their proportion to the common defence...and shall engage to make provision also for the support of the civil government & a... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2017 15:45

$45.00
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
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
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