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183582

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392900991036

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 * Extremely rare publication * Pre Revolutionary War This newspaper was published 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 with terrific content. Almost two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an article pointing out the tensions between America and England. One item notes: "...that when the Scarbourgh should arrive in England with an account of our proceedings in the province, and when the Suffolk Resolves, with the acts of the Continental Congress thereupon, should be rece... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2020 10:57

$4,950.00
183325

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373128809413

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 & a... See More  

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Ends August 27, 2020 15:04

$475.00
183284

BATTLE OF PAULUS HOOK New Jersey Henry Lee III Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373125535627

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779 * Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey * American Revolutionary War * General Henry Lee III Victory As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era. Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating to the war effort. Most of page 2 is taken up with a terrific account of the battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey, from the letter signed in type by the American commander: Henry L. Lee. Better yet, the detailed account of the battle is introduced by a letter signed in type by: G. Washington. The Battle of Paulus Hook was fought on Augu... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:34

$490.00
183182

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121408527

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, June 15, 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. Keep in mind also that this issue is dated less than 3 weeks before the Declaration of Independence. The front page begins with an advertisement for pamphlet of a Loyalist responding to Thomas Paine's Common Sense, titled: "The True Interest of America Impartially Stated In Certain Strictures on a Pamphlet entitled COMMON SENSE, By an American" with a bit more. The ftpg. also has a great document, an appe... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 15:26

$625.00
183181

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121399155

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 * Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America * Revolutionary War original reporting 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 is entirely taken up with ads including a "Five Pounds Reward" ad for a runaway Negro boy. All of pg 2 is taken up with reports from London, including a lengthy: "Lord North's Speech...", prefaced with text which includes: "...A bill for declaring the intentions of the Parliament of Great Britain concerning the exercise of the right of imposing taxes on the colonies, plantations, ... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 15:17

$310.00
183024

Lord Cornwallis SURRENDER OF YORKTOWN Virginia Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392874197650

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 * Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis * Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia * Revolutionary War from the enemy Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to...George Germain..." dated at New York, Nov. 13, 1781, which has: "In my last dispatch...my fears respecting the state of the army in Virginia. It now gives me the deepest concern to inform you that they were but too well founded..." with more on the introduction of the: "Letter from Lt. General Earl Cornwalli... See More  

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Ends August 15, 2020 14:46

$375.00
183562

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON EVENING POST England 1777 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373139268175

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The ftpg. has some news items including: "...That Philadelphia is too strong to be attempted on any side. That Mr. Washington has removed from Morristown to Bound Brook...Mr. Washington is, by his new position, between 8 and 9 miles nearer to New York. That Lord Cornwallis is acting upon the defensive in Jersey..." with more. One-quarter of page 3 is taken up with a fine letter critical off the British in America, a few bits including: "The situation of this country becomes every day more & more critical...and the American war, instead of opening to us in its progress, any prospect of success any prospect of succ... See More  

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Ends August 13, 2020 08:12

$49.99
183512

BURNING of Norfolk & Portsmouth by British Revolutionary War 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373137337283

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 22, 1779 * Burning of Norfolk & Portsmouth by the British The entire front page, and most of page 2, are taken up with reports on this historic taking of Portsmouth & Norfolk, Virginia, by the British. There is a prefacing note at the top of the front page concerning the lengthier report, followed by a letter from Major General Mathew to General Henry Clinton which includes some details on his successes, including: "...Having taken possession of the fort...I encamped in two lines, right to the fort...On the 12th the guards marched at night to Suffolk..." with more. And what follows this is a very lengthy & detailed account of the action in a letter from Sir George Collier to General ... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2020 12:23

$74.99
183510

CAPTURE OF NEW YORK Battle of Long Island Revolutionary War1776 London Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373137305206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 * Capture of New York City * American Independence * Great year to have (1776) * Revolutionary War Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "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, the King's army moved from Bedford..." and then much more detail on the British victory at New York City. The report is signed in type: W. Howe, and is followed by two more dispatches signed by Howe dated Sept. 23 and Sep... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2020 11:47

$424.99
183509

RECRUTING AMERICANS General William Howe - Revolutionary War 1776 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373137303120

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 1, 1776 * Recruiting Americans for British allegiance * General William Howe (great year to have) The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with several letters & documents, most signed in type by Lord Viscount Howe, concerning offering pardon to those Americans who would swear their allegiance to the King of England. Interesting content. Four pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, nice condition.

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Ends August 11, 2020 11:43

$59.99
183473

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373136165420

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication Inside has a few items relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton and Cornwallis to act in the most offensive manner this campaign...letter...from the Marquis de la Fayette advises that Earl Cornwallis & his troops...had joined the British forces at or near Petersburg." Another report begins: "Count de Grass has returned from his pursuit of the enemy...The troops destined for the attack of St. Lucia are all embarked..." a... See More  

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Ends August 10, 2020 08:18

$299.99
183472

GENERAL HENRY CLINTON Declaration for Peace ? Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373136162852

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 * General Henry Clinton * Peace with Americans ? * Revolutionary War Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degradation from the rank of freemen to that of slaves..." and further on: "...Suppose of the majority of the people should be so mad, so lost to a sense of their duty & interest, as to accede to these propositions..." and then ending with: "...some further evidence to evince the knavis... See More  

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Ends August 10, 2020 08:14

$424.99
182899

Great DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1st Reported in England 1776 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373109802076

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776 * Declaration of Independence * First reported in England * New York campaign Of very special significance is the brief--yet significantly historic report: "...informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent states." Front page content doesn't get much better than this. Almost all of the ftpg. is taken up with reports on the Battle for New York, with over a column being: "Extracts of two letters from...General Howe to Lord George Germain dated Staten Island the 7th & 8th of July..." which contains the latest information on the British invasion of New York, with portions including: "...the fullest information of the state of th... See More  

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Ends August 09, 2020 14:51

$775.00
182798

BATTLE OF GREEN SPRINGS Virginia Cornwallis Revolutionary War 1781 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107091789

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 * Battle of Green Spring * James County, Virginia * Revolutionary War The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies..." and: "...I flatter myself the southern provinces will be recovered to his Majesty obedience before the long promised succors, none of which are yet sailed, can arrive from France, & Mr. Washington, unable to draw subsistence for his troops from the west side of the Hudson's river, be c... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:48

$460.00
182797

NINETY SIX SC Carolinas Revolutionary War SOUTH Nathanael Greene 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107091671

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781 * Revolutionary War in the South * Ninety-Six SC South Carolina Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Green in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six. Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military events in South Carolina. One item begins: "...a party of horse, headed by Sad Hampton, came down unexpectedly from Monk's Corner, stopt at Goose Creek church at the time of service & made the congregation prisoners...surprized a party of South Carolina dragoons, killed the officer...Lord Rawdon is now in town; he came lately from Ninety-Six..." and so much more. Four pages, ornate lett... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:48

$425.00
182781

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107088112

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 30, 1782 * Vermont to fight for British ? * Southern events - Georgia & more * American Revolutionary War Page two has several reports of military events in the South with mention: "...that all apprehension for the loss of Georgia were now entirely unnecessary...the enemy to relinquish all thoughts of attacking it. General Greene had re-crossed the Edisto & taken post at Dorchester...a severe action having taken place near Charlestown between the British...& the army under General Greene...". Also an interesting item stating: "That Commissioners from Vermont had met...and offered to become subject to the Crown of Great Britain upon the following terms..." with those terms listed.... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:41

$57.00
182780

GEORGE WASHINGTON Becomes Commander in Chief Revolutionary War 1775 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107087817

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1775 * George Washington becomes commander-in-chief * Continental Army - American Revolutionary War Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter dated Philadelphia, June 20" which notes that Congress intends to make two proposals: "First, that they will submit to an absolute restriction of their trade for the benefit of Great Britain upon condition that nothing further shall be required of them...Or, Second that it shall be agreed between Great Britain & the colonies that the latter shall raise her full, equal, and just proportion of revenue for the support of the whole empire in a similar manner as the assessment is upon Scotland...On this system the Colonies cannot be taxed one farthing... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:41

$167.00
182770

SIEGE OF AUGUSTA Georgia & George Washington in Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865265195

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 * Siege of Augusta, Georgia * General Andrew Pickens * George Washington Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of the correspondences are signed in type by Andrew Pickens, Henry Lee, and Francis Marion. All of this is prefaced with a letter signed in type by: Nathaniel Greene which includes: "...and enclosed the capitulation & surrender of the garrison of Fort Dreadnough, and an account of small action at Augusta. On the 5th of this instant Fort Cornwallis surrendered..." wit... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:32

$466.00
182769

BENEDICT ARNOLD & Judas Isacariot Revolutionary War South Events 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865265005

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 21, 1781 * Benedict Arnold compared to Judas Iscariot * American Revolutionary War events in the South The front page has a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his guilt returned the money into the treasury & went & hanged himself. Judas Arnold received 5,000 pds. sterling for his treachery & we find has lodged the money in the British funds, but he has not spirit enough to pursue the character in the only part worthy of imitation." More ftpg. war-related content in a letter signed in type: George Germain. Page 2 has a great wealth of fine war-relat... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:31

$399.99
182708

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Benjamin Harrison & George Washington Th. Gage 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863980363

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, Sept. 21, 1775 * Revolutionary War original * General Thomas Gage & George Washington * Benjamin Harrison (signer) The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from the Hon. Lieut. Gen. Gage, to the Earl of Dartmouth" regarding a letter from "Mr. Washington" and his concern about "Rebel prisoners". Hereafter is Washington's letter to Gen. Gage, signed in type: G. Washington, followed by Gage's reply, which concludes on pg. 2, signed in type: Thomas Gage. Taking most of an inside pg. is a letter from Benjamin Harrison of Virginia (a Declaration signer) to General Washington, plus one from John Adams to his wife Abigail, and another letter from Adams to Col. Warren, all intercepted by the British. ... See More  

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Ends August 06, 2020 08:02

$72.00
182621

BATTLE OF MONMOUTH New Jersey Revolutionary War GEORGE WASHINGTON 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858457734

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1778 * Battle of Monmouth Court House, New Jersey * General George Washington This is a very historic issue with terrific coverage on the Battle of Monmouth as well as a wealth of other fine reports on the Revolutionary War. The issue beings with: "Debates In Parliament" taking 5 pages and containing much discussion on the war with America, including in part: "...call the serious attention of the House to the boundless expences of the American war, & to the manifest impracticability of succeeding in it...the naval power of this country, if this war is persisted in, will be exhausted...that America was not to be reduced by conquest..." with much more (see for portion... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:05

$172.00
182412

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851910920

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 * Revolutionary War * 18th century * From The Enemy A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispose of the same unless upon extravagant or unreasonable terms..." followed by a "Resolve" to take "...such suitable measures for obtaining, for the use of the army, such necessary articles...& that laws be provided in each of the states for effectually preventing monopolies of necessaries for the army...". Another report notes the arrival of Dr. Franklin fro... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:28

$125.00
182409

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Penn. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851908948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is taken up with text and many charts headed: "Estimate of Expences Arising from America to Great Britain since the Accession of the House of Hanover". The text begins: "The Congress having repeatedly declared against the government of Britain as incompetent...... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:25

$310.00
181404

CAPITULATION TREATY Lord Cornwallis & George Washington 1782 Revolutionary War


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392805026231

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 * Treaty of Peace * Lord Cornwallis capitulation * General George Washington * Revolutionary War closing events The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...". But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATION entered into between his Excellency Gen. Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Armies of America and France....and the Right Hon. Earl Cornwallis, Lt.-General of the Forces of his Britannic Majesty...in York River, in Virginia...". What follows are all 14 Articles of the treaty by which Cornwallis surrendered his entire army to the French & Amer... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2020 06:23

$560.00
181242

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Closing Moments George Washington 1782 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373050979211

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 * American Revolutionary War closing events * George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have blocked up the Chesapeake & landed 8000 troops, they can condescend to think it very well if Lord Cornwallis should be lucky enough to effect his escape back to New York." Further on: "The important dispatches that are hourly expected to arrive from Lord Cornwallis will, no doubt, enable government to form a decisive opinion as to the probability or improb... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:16

$465.00
181240

Very Rare PLYMOUTH SOUND England Revolutionary War Era MAP 1779 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373050978940

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 24, 1779 * Revolutionary War era * Plymouth Sound, England map The prime feature of this issue has to be the very rare map of Plymouth Sound in England headed: "The following is an exact View and Plan of the Harbour & Neighbouring High Lands near Plymouth, with the Situation of the Enemies Fleet as they bore on Tuesday the 17th Instant--taken on the Spot." There is also a key noting the various points in the map. Maps in newspapers from this era are exceedingly rare. Accompanying this are several articles on page concerning the military events in the Plymouth vicinity. There is also American news on page 3 with much reporting on the military events concerning General Lincoln... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:15

$86.00
181226

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797114611

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 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, one of which is for the printing of: "Common Sense". Page 2 has numerous reports which relate to the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...the enemy's ships went up Rappahannock River & took a French ship with 4 or 500 hogsheads of tobacco..." and a report from Congress, now located in at Lancaster, Penna: "...that the invasion of the state of Pennsylvania by... See More  

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Ends June 12, 2020 15:34

$275.00
181225

Historic GREAT FIRE OF NEW YORK American Revolutionary War 1776 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797114460

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 * Great Fire of New York (1776) * American Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he dispatched several sloops to New York, Staten Island, etc. to reconnoitre the situation of the American forces in those parts...informed him that General Putnam lay at New York entrenched with a body of 12,000 men..." with more. Page 2 has a note: "It is said the American provinces have not only declared themselves independent but that they ha... See More  

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Ends June 12, 2020 15:34

$665.00
180787

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031601576

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 19, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The front page has: "The news from America...is that there has been an action between the King's troops and the Provincials in the Jerseys...General Howe is advancing forward with 10,000 men...that should there be 20,000 they could not succeed against Philadelphia...so many advantageous posts that they can embarrass General Howe, the whole campaign." Page 3 has a few items, and the back page has a letter to Lord North which is pessimistic on the war, one item noting: "...with an immense fleet, a very large army...Great Britain occupies of American land a bare extent of about 30 miles after having destroyed in par... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:03

$54.00
180781

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Quebec Canada Campaign Revolutionary War 1776 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775130108

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Quebec campaign * Captain George Forster The front page begins with a letter from General Carleton at Quebec mentioning: "...account from Capt. Forster that he, with a detachment of the 8th Regiment, some Canadians, and a number of Indians, had taken...a fort at the Cedars, 2 pieces of cannon and 390 rebels prisoners...day following a party of 120 rebels crossed from the island of Montreal to Kinchin; those were attacked by mess. Lorimer and Mongtiny , defeated & taken..." with more. This was the famous Battle of the Cedars, resulting in the surrender of the post held by American general Benedict Arnold. The ftpg. also has an addition... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:01

$58.00
180778

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Defeats Pearson's HMS SERAPIS 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031598151

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 12, 1779 * John Paul Jones * Defeat of the HMS Serapis * Captain Richard Pearson * Revolutionary War naval A terrific issue on the famous naval battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, the former commanded by none other than John Paul Jones. The entire front page is taken up with a letter prefaced with: "A letter from Captain Pearson of his Majesty's ship Serapis, to Mr. Stephens, of which the following is a copy, was yesterday received at this office." What follows is the personal account of this famous naval battle which continues on to page 2 where it is signed in type: R. Pearson. The text contains much detail, and includes: "...The first Lieutenant and myself w... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:00

$385.00
180730

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ John Paul Jones 1781 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373029596939

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 24, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication The front page has an interesting report from London on the lack of reinforcements coming from England to help with the situation in New York: "The gross deceptions by which the people of this county are practiced upon to continue the ruinous war with America can only be equaled by the shameful manner in which our brave troops at New York are deceived into the expectation & belief of strong reinforcements to assist them to carry on the war..." followed by a report of the ships planned to sail to New York. And then: "What must these brave, neglected men think when they find that the whole of this flatteri... See More  

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Ends May 22, 2020 15:30

$458.00
180620

SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN Lord Charles Cornwallis w/ Famous Letter 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373027535068

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 * Lord Charles Cornwallis * Surrender at Yorktown The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had the mortification to hear that Lord Cornwallis had proposed terms of capitulation on the 17th...Comparing...the intelligence given by those people & several others...with the purport of Lord Cornwallis's letter, a copy of which I have the honor to enclose...we cannot entertain the least doubt of his Lordship's having capitulated and that we are unf... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:05

$590.00
180540

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373023202895

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32. Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our enemies to invade this our kingdom...". Also on pg. 2 are various reports from Charleston, one item concerning: "...return of General Mackintosh from the northward into Georgia, a military force is collecting in the interior part of that country...", then a report concerning British ships in port at Beau... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:47

$1,150.00
180527

Pre CORNWALLIS SURRENDER Revolutionary War w/ Benedict Arnold 1781 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373023178502

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781 The ftpg. has letter signed by: George Germain, followed by a response to the: "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been a series of treacherous arts & designed ambiguity...". Page 2 has some news received from: "Major Andrew Brown, having in a surprizing manner made his escape from prison in New York...." including: "That the troop & inhabitants of New York expect every moment to be attacked by General Washington---That the inhabitants of Long Island, Staten Island, etc. are every man obliged... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:17

$495.00
180480

NEWBURGH CONSPIRACY General George Washington & Revolutionary War 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373021160362

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783 * Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment * General George Washington letter Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerning actions relating to the anger that Congress had not provided back pay promised, and other issues. Washington had what was described as an emotional meeting with the officers on March 15 appealing to their faith in Congress, and in this letter to the Continental Congress dated March 18, Washington wrote to assure the body that the unrest ... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:30

$377.00
180470

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373021158034

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene. This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour, May 19, 1781" concerning men on the prison ship. Then yet another letter from on board the prison ship. Page 2 also has a nice: "Proclamation - By His Excellency George Washington, Esq. General and Commander in Chief of the Allied Army" which is signed in type: G. Washington. Page 3 has more on the war including a letter from General Greene... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:26

$485.00
180379

Historic CORNWALLIS Surrenders at YORKTOWN Revolutionary War 1781 U.K. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392757119420

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781 * Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown * American Revolutionary War ending * Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War. The front page has a report which includes: "...when we had the mortification to hear that Lord Cornwallis had proposed terms of capitulation to the enemy on the 17th. This intelligence was brought us...other persons who came off from the shore & said they had made their escape from York on the 18th...Comparing therefore the intelligence given by these people & several others...... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:19

$865.00
179928

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372999938189

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 April 24, 2020 12:15

$63.00
179717

Rare GEORGE WASHINGTON & Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729059937

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication 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, as any experienced collector is aware. Simply a terrific issue, containing reports on the historic Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington being named commander--in-chief of the Continental Army, and much more. The notable reports are on page 2, one datelined "Norwich, J... See More  

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Ends April 16, 2020 11:56

$10,000.00
179637

CORNWALLIS Surrender at YORKTOWN Revolutionary War Benedict Arnold1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392724156908

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 1, 1781 * Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown * Revolutionary War ending * General Benedict Arnold This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War. Page 2 has a letter from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton, dated at Yorktown Oct. 15, 1781, noting: "Last evening the enemy carried my two advanced redoubts on the left by storm...they are at present busy in perfecting. My situation now becomes very critical. We dare not shew a gun to their old batteries and I expect their new ones will be open to-mor... See More  

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Ends April 12, 2020 09:02

$765.00
179566

Best Battle SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA Revolutionary War Burgoyne 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392721929011

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 letter signed in type by: W. H... See More  

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Ends April 10, 2020 11:13

$465.00
179457

CORNWALLIS SURRENDER General Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War 1781 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977273648

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 * American Revolutionary War * Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt. * General Benedict Arnold Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27. The report reads in part: "We are extremely sorry to inform our reads...dispatches...dated the 29th of October, informing that on the 19th of the same month Lord Cornwallis, with the troops under his command, forming about 7000 in number and composed of the flower of the British troops in America, found himself under the necessity of capitulating to the French. The particulars of this... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:21

$320.00
179352

General GEORGE WASHINGTON Crosses Crossing the DELWARE Rev. War 1777 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372972453068

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 * General George Washington * Crosses - crossing the Delaware The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of an enterprize, which I had formed against a detachment of the enemy lying in Trenton, and was executed yesterday morning. The evening of the 25th I ordered the troops intended for this purpose to parade to the back of McKenky's Ferry that they might begin to pass as soon as it grew dark...but the quantity of ice made that night, impeded the passage of the boats s... See More  

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Ends April 02, 2020 15:51

$470.00
179122

Historic CORNWALLIS Surrenders at YORKTOWN Revolutionary War 1781 U.K. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392696266711

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781 * Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown * Revolutionary War ending * Historic item - 1st report This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War. Although the formal letter from Cornwallis announcing the surrender would appear in the next issue, that issue dated Nov. 29 was simply a more formal announcement as the "news" was in this issue of November 27. Page 4 has a report headed: "London" which includes: "We are sorry to communicate to our readers the following authentic particulars of the disast... See More  

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Ends March 21, 2020 08:45

$2,450.00
179010

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372957702337

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 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. The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution of South Carolina". A page 2 article begins: "George Merchant, a private...rifleman from Virginia, who went to Canada with Col. Arnold last fall, was taken prisoner with 2 Indians and a New England soldier...". Another items begins: "Lord Howe is appointed commander in chief of the fleet...Lord Cornwallis is now ready to sail from Cork with 3... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:37

$577.00
179009

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692352404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 some men of present consequen... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:36

$433.00
178655

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON Farewell Address Orders to Army Troops 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372941379681

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1783 * General George Washington * Farewell address to Continental Army A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congress concerning the mutinous soldiers in Washington's army, along with Washington's reply. This is followed by "A Proclamation" from Congress which begins in part: "Whereas a body of armed soldiers in the service of the United States...having mutinously renounced their obedience to their officers..." with more (see for portions). This is followed by the first portion of G... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2020 15:15

$230.00
178363

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy Edinburgh SCOTLAND 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921424481

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1780 * American Revolutionary War * General George Washington * Captain James Cook Inside includes: "...letter from Sir Henry Clinton...very full...& explicit on our affairs in America...account of Sir Henry's several times reconnoitering Washington's lines & he has given it as his opinion they are so strong & judiciously formed that unless he alters his position it would be hazardous to attack them. He has tried several manoeuvres to draw Washington out but all without effect...the grand American army has never made an attempt to act in any other than on the defensive." Another page has nearly a column of news from America, including a bit noting: "...that the rebels in ... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:40

$57.00
178284

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372916558301

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * New York City captured * General William Howe This is a very significant issue, as most of the 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..." followed... See More  

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Ends February 16, 2020 15:23

$325.00
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