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176761

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392536448401

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782 * Revolutionary War * From The Enemy Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America must prove the annihilation of the marine power of England, which, having no longer any colonies, can in a little time have no marine...". This is followed by a: "Letter from Monsieur DePortail, a French officer in the Service of America...dated at Washington's Camp at White Marsh, Twelve Miles from Philadelphia" dated Nov. 12, 1778 (see). One-third o... See More  

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Ends December 14, 2019 15:01

$57.00
176617

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372837146363

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 15, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * Rare Benedict Arnold mention Included is a noted that: "This Day were Published" various maps of the American colonies as noted. "London" on page 6 reports that: "…on the 8th New York was attacked by our men of war, etc." and that: "…Gen. Howe had gone to the King's Bridge to cut off the retreat of the rebels…" It also mentions an: "…evacuation of New York by the Rebels…" and that "…Gen. Washington was gone to Philadelphia to consult with the Congress what further steps were…to be taken for the security of the colony, and Putnam was to have the command in his abs... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2019 07:22

$215.00
176616

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392530508858

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Congress & what terms the colonies they represented, were to be offered..." with more, and further on: "...that Gen. Carleton had assured the Loyalists that when the business he was upon was happily brought to a conclusion, they would be safe in their persons & their property; that letters are daily passing to & from him to General Washington & express... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2019 07:21

$49.00
176305

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392506732017

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in part: "It being necessary, that a plentiful supply of...fresh provisions...be provided for the use of his Majesty's army...and the inhabitants of...Philadelphia...I... encourage his Majesty's faithful subjects...to exert themselves in raising the... supplies to issue this Proclamation, assuring them of all possible protection..." & more, signed in type:... See More  

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Ends November 29, 2019 14:07

$355.00
176730

Revolutionary War NEW ENGLAND America MAP New York City Captured 1776 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372841294545

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 * Capture of New York City * Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map * American Revolutionary War This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown & ... See More  

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Ends November 21, 2019 08:11

$449.99
175965

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372806614915

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 6, 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. 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 produce happiness..." with much more. Page 2 has news from C... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2019 13:45

$665.00
175853

Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392472313545

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 15, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * General Thomas Gage "First Shots of War" proclamation This newspaper was published by Dixon and Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Over half of the front page is a: "...Letter from General Lee to General Burgoyne, Upon his Arrival in Boston" dated at Philadelphia, June 7, 1775. It is a te... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:19

$11,400.00
175296

Captain Joshua Huddy & Charles ASGILL AFFAIR Revolutionary War 1782 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372773872597

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1782 * American Revolutionary War The back page has a nice report on the famous case of Capt. Joshua Huddy, a captured American patriot who was hanged by Loyalists. Huddy's death became a motive force behind one of the first international incidents of the fledgling United States when the Continental army planned to execute a young British officer in retaliation in what became known as the "Asgill Affair". The report mentions: "...then taken on shore under pretence of being exchanged, but was in fact forced to the first tree that could be found on which he was hung till he was dead, without any trial, or charge made against him. Upon this being related to General Washington, he imm... See More  

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Ends October 17, 2019 14:59

$83.00
175201

re. BURNING of Norfolk & Portsmouth by British Revolutionary War 1779 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372767140462

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1779 * re. burning of Norfolk & Portsmouth by the British Near the back are over 3 pages of reports headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from General Clinton to George Germain dated at New York which relates to a letter from General Mathew to General Henry Clinton dated at Portsmouth, Virginia & accompanied by a letter from Sir George Collier to Clinton, both of which relate some details on the burning of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Yet another letter on this event as well. In this historic British expedition, commanded by Adm. Sir John Collier, the raid at the Hampton Roads vicinity caused devastating effect by capturing or destroying large quantities of American ships a... See More  

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Ends October 11, 2019 12:09

$63.00
175099

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372764729594

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 * Making peace with America ? Most of a column on pg. 4 is taken up with: "PEACE WITH AMERICA - A BILL Presented to the House of Commons...to enable His Majesty to conclude a PEACE, or TRUCE, with the Revolted Colonies in North America." (see for full text). This was the first step towards ending the Revolutionary War. Page 5 has very lengthy discussions from the House of Commons which includes much reflection on the Revolutionary War, its cause, and what was done wrong. One bit notes: "...it remained only to enquire into the causes of our failure of success. In his opinion, one great cause was the countenance that had been given in that House to the American rebellion. Ge... See More  

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Ends October 09, 2019 09:29

$78.00
174747

Rare Colonial VIRGINIA GAZETTE w/ Williamsburg Gunpowder Incident 1774 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392383788558

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, April 21, 1775 * Very rare Colonial Virginia title * Gunpowder Incident - Affair This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. Certainly the most notable content is a terrific report on the historic Gunpowder Incident which is found in the four page "Supplement" attached to the issue. The Gunpowder Incident was a conflict early in the Revolutionary War between Lord Dunmore, the governor of Virginia, and militia led by Patrick Henry. On April 20, one day after the Batt... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2019 07:41

$9,700.00
174658

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392375824941

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 19, 1782 * American Revolutionary War Era * 18th century from The Enemy One-third of page 6 is taken up with: "America--From the New York Gazette". One of the reports notes: "...a select body of rebels consisting of about 200 form the Jersey brigade of light infantry...under the command of Major Bauman, attacked the post of the loyal refugees at Bergen..." with more on this. Also: "...we hear that the French troops at York Town, Virginia, bury about 20 of their number every day." The bkpg. has a letter signed by Sir: H. Clinton to Lt. Col. Stewart, thanking him for his victory at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, a victory over the Americans under General Greene. Eight pages, 8 1/... See More  

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Ends September 09, 2019 14:57

$37.00
174657

NEW YORK CITY British Captured Revolutionary War GENERAL HOWE 1776 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372735128094

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * New York City captured * General William Howe This is a very significant issue, as the entire front page is taken up with reports on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the lengthy & detailed report from General William Howe on his success in the capture of the city. His report is datelined "Head Quarters York Island, Sept. 21, 1776" and begins: "I have the satisfaction to inform your lordship of his majesty's troops being in possession of the city of New York. Upon the rebels abandoning their lines at Brooklyn..." followe... See More  

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Ends September 09, 2019 14:56

$310.00
174513

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DEBATE to be Recognized ? Revolutionary War 1782 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392366246958

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1782 * American Independence debate * Post Revolutionary War Near the beginning are 9 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of the Present Parliament". Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day and includes under: "American News" an "Extract of a Letter from a Loyalist of Distinction at New York, Aug. 14" and which has: "You were not sensible of the proceedings...when you wrote ...and did not know that orders were given to Mr. Grenville to offer the independency of the 13 provinces at the negociation at Paris. This distressing piece of intelligence was communicated to us by Sir Guy Carleton...they transmitted it i... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2019 14:26

$55.00
174480

Rare JOHN PAUL JONES Mention in Revolutionary War Era 1779 Old Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392365012622

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 16, 1780 * John Paul Jones * Revolutionary War The front page has: "America" with news from the New York Gazette including: "...the present government of the Province of Connecticut have refused their consent to the requisition made by the Continental Congress...for raising & paying into the rebel treasury...The same disposition prevails in the province of Maryland...we are informed that the enemies of Major General Benedict Arnold, after having prosecuted that gentlemen at a court martial..." with more. Page 2 includes: "Expectation still continues on ti-toe respecting Charles-Town...Should the British general succeed, it will be the severest blow the Americans have yet suffered &... See More  

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Ends September 01, 2019 15:23

$76.00
174341

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON Moving to England ? Post Rev. War 1785 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392356984826

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 * General George Washington * To move his residence to England ? * Post American Revolutionary War Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the rights of citizenship ; & the Senate have published their reasons in opposition to the Assembly, who formed a bill to preclude them from those rights..." (see). Page 3 has a brief item: "A report prevails, that General Washington, late Commander in Chief of the American army, has actually hired a house at Walworth in Surrey for the purpose of his residence." Ei... See More  

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Ends August 26, 2019 07:36

$48.00
173987

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Defeats HMS SERAPIS and Battle of Stono Ferry


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392332102271

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1779 * John Paul Jones * Defeat of the HMS Serapis * Revolutionary War naval * Battle of Stono Ferry - SC Included is a terrific & detailed letter reporting the famous battle involving John Paul Jones and his ship the Bonhomme Richard, prefaced with: "A Letter from Capt. Pearson of His Majesty's ship Serapis..." datelined Oct. 6, 1779 with the letter taking nearly two pages and containing a great amount of detail on this battle. One portion notes: "...when we found her to be an American ship of war called the Bon Homme Richard, of Capt. Paul Jones...on my going on board the Bon Homme Richard I found her in the greatest distress...she was also on fire in two places...they were o... See More  

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Ends August 08, 2019 08:11

$148.00
173700

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enemy LONDON Chronicle GREAT YEAR Staten Island 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392317723951

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 22, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) * From The Enemy The entire front page and a portion of page 2 are taken up with: "...Doctor Shebbeare's thoughts on Civil Liberty...his Sentiments on the Question, 'Whether the War with America be Justified by the Principles of the Constitution?' " (see for the beginning). Page 2 has an item "from an officer at Staten Island" noting: "We arrived here safe & are very agreeably situated. The number we have is about 8000 men...some other transports of Fraser's have been taken by the rebels; and we are sorry to learn the men were sent through their towns as a show, amidst the insults of the populace." This is follow... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2019 07:35

$89.00
173698

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392317723475

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 * Revolutionary War * 18th century * From The Enemy Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in the last year, there were no more than 9300 effective regulars under Sir Henry Clinton at New York, and 5400 under Lord Cornwallis. These were the armies with which Americans were to be conquered..." and elsewhere: "...that opinion, but he never entertained an idea...in that House ever imagined that America was to be reduced to obedience by force..." ... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2019 07:34

$43.00
173690

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Portsmouth NH New Hampshire 1782 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372693766691

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 * Rare title during Revolutionary War The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken out...When the colonies of North America entered into an alliance with the ancient enemies of this kingdom, the fears of your petitioners considerably increased..." and more concerning the troubles in the West Indies islands. Page 2 has an item from Philadelphia which includes: "The cruelties & depredations of the British army in the late travels of Lord Cornwall... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2019 07:31

$420.00
173623

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372692152470

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in the last year, there were no more than 9300 effective regulars under Sir Henry Clinton at New York, and 5400 under Lord Cornwallis. These were the armies with which Americans were to be conquered..." and elsewhere: "...that opinion, but he never entertained an idea...in that House ever imagined that America was to be reduced to obedience by force.... See More  

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Ends July 18, 2019 14:30

$43.00
173191

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Enemy MIDDLESEX w/ G. Washington's Army 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392302409562

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, June 10, 1779 * Rare Revolutionary war era title * General George Washington's army Page 2 has some good content relating to the Revolutionary War including much from the "House of Commons" on the examination of Sir William Howe and his actions in America. One item begins: "...then touched upon the conduct of Sir William Howe in landing at the Chesapeak & promised to prove that general Washington had no more than 3000 men to oppose his landing in the Delaware...That America was at this present time under the control of congress his lordship would not dispute, though the accounts of the strength of the rebel force had been much exaggerated..." and much more. Some fine reading... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2019 14:32

$58.00
172835

ETHAN ALLEN American Patriot CAPTURED Revolutionary War 1775 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392294602681

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Nov. 24, 1775 * Ethan Allen captured * American Revolutionary War The front page has a bit noting: "...letter from General Burgoyne at Boston wherein he says that 20,000 men would be a feeble reinforcement to the army there, in their present situation." Page 2 has various tidbits relating to the war, a few including: "...that should the American war continue but for 3 years the very expense of the naval & military force necessary to complete the reduction of that continent will amount to at least ten millions sterling..." and: "...The plan proposed...with respect to America...the King's forces are to take Rhode Island..." with more on this very curious plan (see); also... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:20

$580.00
172834

GENERAL JOHN BURGOYNE Resignation Revolutionary War 1780 Hartford CT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372667729626

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780 * General John Burgoyne resignation * re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's resignation of his military employments.", with various references to his defeat & surrender at Saratoga. Page 3 includes a letter from Edenton, North Carolina, noting; "...that the enemy had erected a battery on James Island and had tryed their metal...but their shot fell short of the town...". Also a bit noting: "...a large fleet sailed from New ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:19

$488.00
172833

AMERICAN INDEPENEDENCE is Recognized by England Revolutionary War 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372667729463

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 9, 1783 * Late Revolutionary War w/ Benedict Arnold * American Independence - UK recognition An issue from at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War and before final details of the treaty of peace were announced in American newspapers. The front page has some war-related content from London with mention of George Washington. A pg. 2 letter from Philadelphia includes: "...that Congress have received official dispatches from France...advising that Great Britain have granted our Independence & that her commissioners were now fully empowered to treat with the thirteen Independent States..." with more (see). Another report includes: "...that the treaty was signed on the 7th of Oc... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:18

$475.00
172781

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York William Howe Revolutionary War MAP 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372666604575

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776 * Battle of Long Island w/ map * American Revolutionary War * General William Howe victory A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War. This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which takes over 4 pages, only a few portions of which are shown in the photos. Included is the list of soldiers killed, wounded & missing in the battle and the ordinance & stores taken, taking close to 2 pages as well. But certainly the prime piece in this issue, very much related to the New York battle report, is the great foldout map titled: "Map Of the Progress of... See More  

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Ends June 07, 2019 08:36

$505.00
172623

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 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. Rarely found today. All of the front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, South Carolina, Oct. 7" and one with a Boston dateline which includes: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., President of the American Congress & first Major-General of the militia of this State...his arrival was ma... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:01

$395.00
172542

Rare COLONIAL VIRGINIA w/ Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372659229276

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 13, 1775 * The Battle of Bunker Hill * American Revolutionary War * Very rare Colonial Virginia title This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which previously was published by Virginia's first woman printer, Clementina Rind, A rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. Certainly the prime content is the page 3 report of the Battle of Bunker Hill, from a letter: "...from Mr. Isaac Lathrop, one of the Provincial Congress at Watertown, to Major General Davis Wooster..." with the letter ... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 15:14

$10,500.00
172541

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg Pre Rev. War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392284199910

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775 * John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God * Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade * Georgia agreement - the Continental Association * Virginia troops commended This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. Part of the front page has a report on the ship St. Stephen, noting in part: "...This vessel has long been employed in the Guinea trade in a new way...He trades in gold dust..... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 15:14

$6,950.00
172533

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Southern Events 1779 Providence RI Rhode Island Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392284185884

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 * American Revolutionary War * Southern events - Georgia & more Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...the Preservation of the Public Buildings in this State erected or improved for the Use of the Army...". More acts on page 2. Page 2 has a letter from Charleston noting: "...we hear that almost every man in that place & all the troops that could be collected, had gone to Georgia to co-operate with count d'Estaing in the reduction of that state; that a num... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 14:51

$615.00
171698

SIEGE OF SAVANNAH Georgia Benjamin Lincoln - Captain James Cook 1780 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263035738

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780 * Siege of Savannah - Georgia * Benjamin Lincoln letter * Captain James Cook - South Seas Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This letter concerns the battle for Savannah & takes nearly a full page, signed in type: B. Lincoln, and includes mention of the death of Count Pulaski. Also of great interest is a nice article headed: "Some Account of New Zealand. Capt. Cook in Great Danger". Included with this article is the referenced full page plate captioned: "View of an Arched Rock on the Coast o... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:11

$165.00
170317

SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA & George Washington 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392225380274

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * General George Washington * American Revolutionary War Over 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Letter from Gen. Washington to Gen. Sir William Howe" from Middlebrook, June 10, 1777, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington. This is followed by another letter from Washington to Howe, which begins: "The fortune of war having thrown Major-General Prescot in our hands, I beg leave to propose his exchange for Major-General Lee..." signed in type: G. Washington. Further on is: "Letters from Gen. Washington to the Congress on the Removal of the King's Troops from the Jerseys" is actually several letters, one of which begins: "I have the honour & pleasure ... See More  

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Ends February 27, 2019 15:11

$360.00
169316

Rare JOHN PAUL JONES Mention in Revolutionary War Era 1779 Old Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196124418

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Feb. 20, 1779 * John Paul Jones * Revolutionary War Page 3 has a letter dated at Boston noting in part: "...Captain Pyne mentions in his letter that the Americans are determined never to submit to Great Britain". and further on: "...Letters have been received...who have made their escape from Brest whither they were some time since taken prisoners by Paul Jones. They are both arrived at Cork & reports that upwards of 280 English seamen are confined on board Jones's vessel, the Ranger, and that an old French frigate is fitting out for him at Brest & is to sail under American colours." This latter item is a rare reference to the French ship Duc de Duras which was renamed the B... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2019 09:33

$78.00
168314

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON'S Farewell Circular Letter to the Army 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372500195551

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783 * General George Washington * Announces his resignation (circular letter) * Commander-in-chief - Continental Army Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America, dated June 18, 1783." (The actual document is dated June 8th, however the British reports note the 18th.) The letter is datelined from his headquarters at Newburgh, New York, and begins: "The great object for which I had the honour to hold an appointment in the service of my country being accomplished, I am now preparing to resign it into t... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:36

$565.00
165824

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372396768987

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Pg. 2 has nice post-surrender reports including: "...that after the capitulation, drew lots which should come home because a number of them were to stay with their men. Those who were fortunate embarked at York Town for New York...that General Arnold is also coming to England...is to prefer a charge against Sir Henry Clinton that he (Arnold) made an offer to Gen. Clinton to prevent Washington going to the Southward but Gen. Clinton refused...". Of significance is the full pg. 6 content concerning the fate of Colonel Isaac Haynes (see hyperlink for much on him) who was hanged by the Brit... See More  

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Ends September 08, 2018 14:06

$59.00
164978

1st BALLOONING PRINT Jean-Pierre Blanchard & Peter the Wild Boy 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392077829632

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * 1st English Channel crossing print * "Peter the Wild Boy" Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the title/contents page. This was the very first crossing of the English Channel by balloon, and could well be the earliest image of any balloon flight to appear in any periodical. A related article with much detail on the flight is found in the January issue. Included is an article which references the first American Episcopal bishop... See More  

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Ends August 04, 2018 14:23

$128.00
164875

Best Battle SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA Revolutionary War Burgoyne 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372355279281

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * American Revolutionary War * General John Burgoyne victory The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see photos). This is followed by an interesting item noting: "The paper currency of the American Congress is disgraced with an emblematical etching that is the most striking comment on their treasonable & rebellious principles..." with a description (see). Page 2 has a detailed account of military events in New Jersey (see) in a ... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2018 15:03

$465.00
164827

Very Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR James Rivington Tory 1782 New York City Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372347581343

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 15, 1778 * American Revolutionary War * Extremely rare issue * James Rivington This is a case where the rarity of the title equals the historic content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause. Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opinion polarized, until by late 1774 he was advocating the restrictive measures of the British government with such zeal and attacking the patriots so severely, that in 1775 the Whigs of Newport, Rhode Island, resolved to hold no further communication with him. The Sons of Liberty hanged Rivington in effigy. On May 1... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2018 15:30

$4,350.00
162299

Historic Revolutionary War ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION 1778 Philadelphia Newspaper


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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
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


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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
161024

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


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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
160447

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


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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
160305

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


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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
159670

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


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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
159345

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


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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
158885

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923194942

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 December 09, 2017 10:11

$890.00
158807

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ John Paul Jones & More 1780 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391921884033

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 * Revolutionary War * Great masthead On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the only reflection he made worthy of committing to paper was this: 'he never did, nor...would accept...a command...for his private advantage...he would be cut to pieces rather than shuffle with his employers to enrich himself, at the expence of his honor.' ". The front page also has a l... See More  

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Ends December 07, 2017 15:37

$435.00
158218

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDING EVENTS American Independence 1782 Salem MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909900186

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1782 * Revolutionary War ending events Page 3 begins with a report from "Richmond" which includes: "General Clarke who commanded at Savannah...was very careful in preventing the burning of the town, which some incendiaries had attempted at the evacuation & extended his care so far as to leave a guard behind until General Wayne had taken possession...The orders for the evacuation of St. Augustine, we hear, are countermanded, & Col. Brown is sent there with the Indians and tories..." Also some text on the Cherokees in Georgia, noting they: "...are seriously disposed for peace...". A letter from Camp at Verplank's Point includes: "...that Sir Guy ... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:19

$170.00
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
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