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August 12, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Aug. 12, 1775 Certainly the most notable content is found on page 3, being a report from the London Gazette detailing the historic battle of Lexington & Concord.The report, which includes the list of soldiers killed & wounded, is signed in type by: Thomas Gage, and takes over a full column.
Portions include: "...brought letters from General Ga... See More
December 10, 1778
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, December 10, 1778 This is a particularly noteworthy issue as it may well be the very first American newspaper we have seen which prints the complete text of the "Treaties of Amity and Commerce, and of Alliance, Eventual and Defensive, between His Most Christian Majesty, and the Thirteen United States of America." This wa... See More
May 10, 1780
THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, May 10, 1780 Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun just 2 years prior in 1778.
The front page is taken up with reports from Europe, including a little chart headed: "The present American war has cost the following sums ab... See More
September 25, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 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 observatio... See More
Item #637273THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1781 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 the "Historical Chronicle". It begins with an editorial comment: "Gen. Washington's letter to the President of Congress on the surrender of the British army under Lord Cornwallis... See More
April 8, 1774
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, April 8, 1774 Page 3 has a brief item from London noting: "Three Men of War are ordered to be immediately in readiness to sail to Boston and exact payment for the Tea." This is followed by reports from New York including mention of the arrival from England of troops at Castle William near Boston. Another item reports: "It is pretty... See More
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