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July 18, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1769 Page 2 has a chart from Boston listing the various "...Gentlemen...elected counselors for the ensuing year..." by the General Assembly. Included are notable names such as John Hancock, James Bowdoin and James Otis among others (see).
Page 6 has a brief item from Williamsburg, Virginia (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very ni... See More
July 20, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 20, 1769
* Famous 18th century title
An excellent example of one of the most famous and successful American newspapers of the 18th century. Until four years previous, the imprint of Benjamin Franklin appeared on this newspaper. A nice engraving of the former Penna. coat-of-arms appears in the masthead.
Page 2 has much news under the "L... See More
July 22, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 22, 1769
* Pre Revolutionary War
An inside page has a report from Boston concerning the governor's statement that he has: "...no authority over his Majesty's ships in this port, or his troops within this town and...can give no orders for the removal of the same..." with the citizens commenting: "...It is then a power without an... See More
July 29, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1769 Page 2 has an interesting letter from a merchant in New York which begins: "I have often given you detached sentiments respecting the non-importation of goods, & as you are so much interested in the event, you will no doubt be curious to know how such an agreement is likely to be supported in case the P[arliament] should prove obstinate..... See More
August 12, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 12, 1769 Half of page 6 is taken up with a very nice report from South Carolina concerning the work of that colony to compel all residents & merchants to abide by a non-importation agreement, and also that they will: "...encourage & promote to the utmost of our power, the use of the North American manufactures in general, and those of this pro... See More
September 7, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1769 Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from Boston. A few items include: "...the administration is well disposed to relieve the Colonies against all real grievances arising from the late acts of revenue...they have declared that they have at no time entertained a design to propose any further taxes upon America for the purpose of a revenue, ... See More
September 14, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1769
* Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports from Charleston headed: "America" has much on the concern for plantings & the drought. Page 6 has most of a column taken up with reports from Philadelphia concerning non-importation, including: "Unanimously Resolved, That the committee shall not... See More
Item #645597THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769 Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such ... See More
Item #645598THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769 Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such ... See More
October 19, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 19, 1769 The back page has a letter from Philadelphia which includes: "It is with much pleasure I acquaint you the Act of Parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. imported from Great Britain into the American provinces operates in the most profitable manner for them...Our farmer wives, daughters & servants now employ that time in carding, ... See More
Item #589437THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1769
* Mount Vesuvius eruption
* Gulf of Naples, Italy
The reverse side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "Advices from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition t... See More
November 9, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 9, 1769 Page 6 has a great letter from a gentleman in Boston to a friend in London, beginning: "The Americans are firm & resolved not to submit to the yoke of ministerial oppression: All the merchants have entered now into bonds not to import any goods from England upon any terms whatsoever..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inche... See More
November 30, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 30, 1769
* Non-Importation agreement
Page 6 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from Boston, New Haven and Williamsburg, the former having a great report concerning non-importation, including: "We are assured that the merchants of this town, considering that the period to which their late agreement to withhold the impor... See More
December 2, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1769
* Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has a brief item headed: "America" from New York (see), and the back page has a letter from Connecticut to a gentleman in Boston noting: "The public spirited & generous union & conduct of the merchants respecting non-importation are, & deserve to be greatly applauded, & w... See More
December 9, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1769
* Tarred and Feathered in America
The front page has a report from Philadelphia headed: "America" which has a great account of a customs informer, who: "...The informer was this day seen fro the first time since he informed; they seized him, bound him, tarred him from head to foot, feathered him, , led him through the streets, ... See More
December 11, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1769 An interesting variety of news reports from both Europe and America. One bit from Boston notes: "...that many of the soldiers who had deserted from two regiments quartered in this town have lately returned to their colours...They have all received their pardon." Another item notes: "It is report... See More
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