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August 13, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 13, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* Rare title
Page 3 has news datelined from New York noting: "...a party of refugees from Long Island proceeded to West Chester...& brought off...50 milch cows, 12 or 14 horses & 150 sheep which they drove to Jamaica Plains...the 37th regiment with a detachment of Col. Barton's & some refugees w... See More
August 16, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 16, 1779
* John Paul Jones
* Revolutionary War
Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "Some Account of the Life & Adventures of the Honourable JOHN BYRON, Vic-Admiral of the Blue, & Commander in Chief of the British Fleet in the West Indies." continued in a future issue. Inside has a letter from New York which include... See More
August 20, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1779 Page 3 under "America" has a report from the Committee of the House of Delegates in Virginia, which includes: "...those inhabitants of this state who were beyond sea at the commencement of hostilities at Lexington, & have not since by overt acts adhered to the public enemy, ought still to be deemed citizens of this commonwe... See More
August 21, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1779 Included is an: "Extract of a Letter from Rhode Island dated May, 1779" which includes in part: "...Very recent accounts from the Susquehannah inform us that a party of Col. butler's loyalists and Indians had cut off the settlements at Penn's valley, and afterwards retired without losing a man." (see)
Nearly two-... See More
August 23, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
Although from during the midst of the Revolutionary War this issue has no war-related content. All the content is European in nature. Complete in 4 pages, folio size, some period notations in ads & their margins, very nice condition.
August 24, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 24, 1779 Most of the first column on the front page is taken up with a piece from the book of Genesis prefaced with: "The following beautiful Apologue in the Eastern stile was written by Dr. Franklin some years ago, with a view of reclaiming his countrymen in New England from that spirit of intolerance and religious persecution which were then so... See More
August 26, 1779
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, August 26, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary War title from America
* Battle of Fort Freeland - Central Pennsylvania
A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see)... See More
September 8, 1779
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779 A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More
September 11, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 11, 1779
* Early John Paul Jones report
* Pre HMS Serapis encounter
* American Revolutionary War
Page 3 has a letter which includes: "...of the critical situation of our coast, as per affidavit made by 7 seamen who deserted in a boat from Commodore Paul Jones's ship...they had 2000 sea and land forces on board, with combustibles, pr... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1779 Inside has a very historical report headed in part: "...following letter from the brave Capt. Pearson of his Majesty's ship Serapis..." which contains an excellent account of the most famous naval battle of the Revolutionary War. The account about the engagement, which takes nearly two pages, is quite graphic stating in part: &... See More
October 2, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 2, 1779
* Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina
* John Paul Jones - Revolutionary War
All of pages 1, 2 & most of page 3 are taken up with: "The Spanish Manifesto" "Setting forth the Motives which Induced the King of Spain to Commence Hostilities against England", continued in a future issue. Further inside is a report ... See More
October 21, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 21, 1779 Inside includes: "A Proclamation" by the governor of New York concerning the hostile actions of France against England (see).
But certainly the most significant content is the very early report of the naval battle between John Paul Jones and the Serapis: "...that there has lately entered the road of the Texel to of the King's s... See More
October 22, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, October 22, 1779
* Revolutionary War peace plan ?
Page 3 has a report of some hope for peace in the Revolutionary War, headed: "Proposals for the final Settlement & Pacification of the Troubles in America..." which includes 6 points as printed here, the first: "Required that commissioners be appointed to treat, consult,... See More
October 28, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1779 Nearly two pages are taken up with: "Further thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs..." which has as its premise: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand & capital mistake relative to the welfare of this nation: That colonie... See More
Item #647080GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779 The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America. But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyne & his defeat at Saratoga, taking several pages & includes: "...The army I commanded,... See More
November 2, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 2, 1779 The entire front page and a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in Answer to the Exposition of the Court of France". This lengthy piece concerning the French involvement in the Revolutionary War, a few bits noting in part: "...During the disputes that had arisen between Great Bri... See More
November 3, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1779 Most of the front page is taken up with: "Further Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs, October, 1779" which has as its theme: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided, can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand and capital mistake relative to the welfare of this n... See More
November 5, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 5, 1779 The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in answer to the Exposition of the Court of France" which relates in part to the French involvement in the Revolutionary War (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
November 6, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 6, 1779 Page 2 has a report noting: "...gentleman...from Holland declared at a coffee-house near the 'Change, that he saw Paul Jones at the Hague last Thursday evening. He says he was dressed in scarlet, trimmed with gold, that he is much caressed by the Dutch, and that he saw his ships all lie in the Texel..." (see).
Four pages, folio... 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
November 9, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, November 9, 1779
* Lord Charles Cornwallis
* Ruling America ?
Most of the front page is taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in answer to the Exposition of the Court of France" which relates in part to the French involvement in the Revolutionary War (see for portions). Page 2 has a note: "Sir Henry Clin... See More
November 13, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 13, 1779 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I find no war-related content. Yet a nice issue from the era with European reports of the day.
Four pages, folio size, various notations in ads & their margins, very nice condidtion.
November 17, 1779
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, New-Haven, Nov. 17, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary War American title
* re. General Benedict Arnold
Page 3 has a very interesting notice that reads: "TO BE SOLD, very reasonably for Cash on Credit; A Large and elegant HOUSE and LOT; with good Stables, thereon, situate in New Haven, near the Harbeur, the Property of General ARNOLD..." & a bit mor... See More
November 26, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 26, 1779
* General John Burgoyne letter
* Surrender at Saratoga, New York
Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Reply to Lieut. General Burgoyne's Letter to his Constituents" which begins: "After your surrender to the American army...you expressed your 'confidence' in the justice of the King...to support the ge... See More
Item #643048THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779
* Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief)
* Fort Stanwix report
* Captain Cook's ships observed?
Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see image).
Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention tha... See More
December 3, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 3, 1779 Inside has: "...Our fleet and army at New York have had a happy escape from the vengeance D'Estaing pronounced against them...passenger...says that every thing was quiet when he came from New York excepting some little skirmishing in the back settlements...repulsing an attack on Long Island & making a descent in the Jersies where ... See More
December 14, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1779 The back page has a letter from New York to a friend in Savannah, Georgia, which includes in part: "...Here, with a body of 12,000 men, we do--nothing! The rebels are the only active people here; they lately, by a...well conducted plan, surprised Stoney Point fort...with about 600 men in it & commanded by Col. Johnston...about 40 were kil... See More
December 15, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 15, 1779 Nearly half of the front page has "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes some discussion of events in the war in America, including; "General Grant appealed to the candor of the House for a few words to clear himself from any blame in the loss of St. Vincent's. He sailed from New York with 5000 troops..." and: &qu... See More
December 18, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 18, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* Rhode Island
Page 3 has an item: "Now that Rhode Island is evacuated it is said D'Estaign will take immediate possession of it in the name of his Most Christian Majesty as it is expressly stipulated in one of the articles between the French King and the Congress that the French shall have... See More
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