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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
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ETHAN ALLEN Desertion to British ? William Howe Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391843405872

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 1, 1781 * Ethan Allen desertion to the British ? * General William Howe actions * Revolutionary War from the enemy Most of the front page is taken up with "Letter V", part of a series of very critical letters of the military actions of General Howe in American during the Revolutionary War. Some portions include: "...that this was a simple error: & that a great General did not see, in a deliberation of six weeks, what a New York barber saw in six seconds, I leave them to mourn for his ignorance...These sir, prove, that you know the right thing, though you never did it...And what were your rapid movements for this purpose? You was sixteen days in moving e... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:24

$62.00
151893

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391697025923

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 bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends March 08, 2017 15:25

$32.00
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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
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CAPTAIN JOHN DONNELLAN Landmark Murder Case Trial John Hunter 1781 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371755308218

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RUDDIMAN'S WEEKLY MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 11, 1781 * Poison or Apoplexy? The Chirurgeon’s Verdict * Captain John Donnellan guilty & hanged All of pages 1, 2, 3 & most of pg. 4 are taken up with details of the landmark case in medical jurisprudence, the trial of John Donnellan for the murder of his brother-in-law. In brief, the case is noteworthy because of the involvement of John Hunter, the famous Scottish anatomist, who was called to give expert testimony. To the fury of the judge, and in marked contrast to the other expert witnesses, all of whom stated definitively that Donellan was guilty, Hunter was reserved, offering other explanations and pointing out that the scien... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2016 15:30

$97.00
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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
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