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Item #660368THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1780 Near the back is "Advices Received from America" which includes a letter signed in type by: George Washington, datelined at Morristown, with much praise for the Marquis de LaFayette (see), followed by a letter of thanks signed in type: La Fayette. Another report begins: "His Excellency Gen. Washington is appointed lieu... See More
September 1, 1781
LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781 Under Review Of Books" is one for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More
September 9, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versa... See More
October 21, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779 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 en... See More
Item #657756THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778
The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington'... See More
Item #657753GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780 The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.
Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure fr... See More
Item #657751GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781 The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies". Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesape... See More
Item #657750THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1781 The "Historical Chronicle" includes a short bit about: "Two gentlemen...charged with carrying on a treasonable correspondence with the American agent Adams at Amsterdam & with supplying the Colonists with arms & ammunition...". This is followed by a letter from Lord Rawdon to Cornwallis from Monk's Corner begi... See More
Item #657748GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1781 The issue begins with a continuation on the "Debate on the Motion of Thanks to Earl Cornwallis", mentioning: "...the victories he had gained, like those of Phila. & Ticonderoga, served only to multiply distresses..." with much more (see for portions).
Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a lengthy &a... See More
Item #657746GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775 The first five pages contain a lengthy report on: "...address to his Majesty respecting the Situation of Affairs in America." which includes: "...The army might proceed to hostilities, it might be defeated, the Americans might prevail, we might be for ever stripped of the sovereignty of that country..." with so much more. Ther... See More
August 25, 1774
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, August 25, 1774 This was one of three separate newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.
Of very special note is this newspaper was: "Printed By Clementina Rind" as noted in the masthead, she being one of just a few 18th century female newspaper publishers. As an additional treat the front... See More
Item #656793GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1777 Near the back are several letters from the seat of the Revolutionary War in America, including: "Extract of a Letter from the Gen. Wm. Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated New York, Apr. 1, 1777" which talks of plans to destroy provisions & stores at Peekskill (see). Another letter details what was destroyed, with subheads: "Destroyed ... See More
March 10, 1775
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 ne... See More
July 13, 1775
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 pub... See More
May 20, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, May 20, 1775 This newspaper was published by Dixon & 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.
And the content is terrific, as page 3 has a great account of the Battle... See More
November 11, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a lot of twelve issues all from 1783 from the period at the end of the Revolutionary War but I see no (or very little) American content. All issues complete in 8 pages and in very nice condition.
April 27, 1782
THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 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 en... See More
April 19, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 19, 1779 Two columns on pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 17678. By J. Carver..." which has some interesting reading. One item notes: "...many obstructions would arise to my scheme from the want of good maps and charts; for the French, whilst they retai... See More
Item #655236THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More
December 25, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 25,1783 Page 2 has an item noting: "...of a disagreeable fray having happened at New York by an American ship coming into the harbour with an affected display of the thirteen stripes, which so enraged the English Tars [sailors] that they boarded the American, tore down her colours, and trampled them under their feet giving some abuse to the crew... See More
June 19, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, June 19, 1779 Over a full column on the back page has a "Protest" entered in the House of Lords concerning the dire situation in America. A few bits include: "...The formal surrender of all right to tax North America...the whole power of Great Britain under their conduct was unable to effectuate a reasonable dependency of its o... See More
May 6, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia May 6, 1777
* Benedict Arnold promoted
* General William Howe
* General George Washington
The front page has some war-related items including a note from Fishkill which includes: "...a number of armed Tories marched in open day through Walkhill & Little Britain on their way to join Howe's army. They were pursued by parties of t... See More
April 18, 1780
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 res... See More
November 24, 1775
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: "... See More
June 10, 1779
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 Wil... See More
December 18, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 18, 1783
* Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester proclamation
* Revolutionary War - American & British relations
The front page has a report from late in the Revolutionary War, noting Sir Guy Carleton's concern for the lack of friendship between the Americans and departing British. Included is: "A Proclamation" which notes in pa... See More
April 15, 1780
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland. A trio of issues from during the Revolutionary War dated April 15 & 19, 1780; Feb. 12, 1781. Each issue is from the midst of the Revolutionary War however I find little or no content relating to the war. Much news from Great Britain and elsewhere.
Four pages, folio size, minimal wear, generally nice.
November 20, 1776
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 20, 1776
* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War soldier & spy
* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame
By far the most significant content is found on page 3 as it contains an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of Ame... See More
January 7, 1778
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 advertiseme... See More
November 6, 1779
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: "...... See More
Item #654245THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775
* Battle of Lexington & Concord
* Revolutionary War beginning
Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: "In our last magazine we gave an imperfect account of a skirmish that happened between a detachment of the King's troops & a body of the Provincials... See More
April 10, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, April 10, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary war era title
* British General William Howe
Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with a continuation of: "A Vote of Censure on Administration for Not Sending Out a Reinforcement Earlier Last Year to Lord Howe at New York". Photos show portions of the interesting argument.
Page 3 has: "... See More
Item #653340THE 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... See More
December 19, 1782
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 19, 1782
* American Independence complete ?
* Revolutionary War ending
Page 2 has some interesting reports from the House of Lords concerning the issue of independence for America, including: "...The nation...was at a loss how to reconcile what, on a former day, had been asserted with respect to the Independence of America...when compare... See More
February 20, 1779
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... See More
January 19, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Jan. 19, 1779 The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with verbatim: "Proceedings of the Court Martial on the Trial of Admiral Keppel". As Wikipedia notes: 'During the American Revolutionary War Keppel came into a notorious dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser over Palliser's conduct as his second-in-command at the... See More
Item #652444THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1777 The issue begins with a continuation of the: "Debate in the House of Lords...relative to the American War" taking over 5 pages & with much on the Revolutionary War. One bit notes: "...That America never aimed at independence till she was compelled to it by our harsh conduct; and that she is at least unanimous in one thing, n... See More
Item #652443GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1781 Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when 40 men were killed & 97 taken. Another American ... See More
September 10, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 10, 1777 Page 2 has a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning a military encounter in the vicinity (see). This is followed by a report from New York, which includes: "...a convincing proof of the insidious mean stratagems which have been used by the leaders of the Rebel army to seduce the faithful Hessians from their allegiance: " an... See More
October 9, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Oct. 9, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* America in turmoil ?
The ftpg. has a letter from the Bay of Fundy in Canada concerning the arrival of Loyalists (see). Page 2 has a letter from New York which paints a dismal scenario there: "...There is in fact no government in this country, all is anarchy and confusion. The Congress have lost their inf... See More
December 30, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1783 Page 2 has several reports headed: "America" including a report that John Dickinson was elected President of the Pennsylvania Assembly, & more. Also: "...Before she sailed all the King's troops and refugees had evacuated New York & the Americans had taken possession of the same...what with the number of people brought th... See More
November 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783 Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More
Item #651244THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778 An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. W... See More
Item #651050THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778 Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East", and more.
The most significant co... See More
April 1, 1781
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781 The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.
Both plates called for are present (see).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents page only, very nice condition.
Formatted very mu... See More
March 1, 1781
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1781
* Islands of the Caribbean
* Revolutionary War era
The back 3 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.
The two plates called for are lacking.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents pag... See More
February 1, 1781
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, February, 1781 The last 3 pages have nice reports & correspondences on what is known as the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny. This was a mutiny of continental army soldiers who demanded higher pay and better housing conditions. It ended with a negotiated settlement on January 8, 1781. The mutiny was the most successful and important insurrection of continental army sold... See More
Item #650630THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1779 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 ... See More
September 1, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1780 A early article on Japan with: "Curious Account of the Inhabitants of the Empire of Japan, Their Government, Manners, & Customers..." which takes 3 1/2 pages.
Near the back is: "American Affairs" taking nearly a full page, mostly on naval events in the Caribbean, but it also includes a report from Hartford noting Wa... See More
August 1, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1780 Just for all of us is an article: "On The Advantages & Amusement Derived from Newspapers" which takes nearly 2 pages. Also a great article on the famous naval hero John Paul Jones: "Anecdotes Of Paul Jones" .
There are several pages of "Parliamentary History" which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War. One ... See More
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