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April 21, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787 Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
February 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 24, 1787
* Thomas Jefferson
* United States Minister to France
The front page; contains the: "Copy of the French Minister's Letter, Mons. Calonne, to Mr. Jefferson, the American Ambassador at Paris..." which details the various economic agreements between France & England in terms of duties, trading, etc. (see).
Eight pages, never... See More
January 20, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1787
* Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship
Inside has over a column headed; "Heads of the Treaty of Peace Concluded Between the Americans and the Emperor of Morocco", which details the relationship between the two if America was ever at war with a nearby country.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condit... See More
December 2, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1773 An inside page has a report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, beginning: "Letters from West Florida inform us that it is thought the seat of government will be removed to the Mississippi & that a new Custom House is actually established at Manchack..." (see). Other news and ads of the day.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by ... See More
December 30, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1760
* French and Indian War
* The Cherokee War
* Archibald Montgomerie
Page 3 has over half a column headed: "America" with news reports from Charleston & Philadelphia concerning the French & Indian War. A few bits include: "...an express...from Major Thompson of the Rangers...no disturbance from the Indians of whom he s... See More
April 1, 1779
* Speeches on America during American Revolutionary War
* 2 original issues from the enemy
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of consecutive issues containing in full the lengthy: "Governor Johnston's Speech...on Mr. Fox's Motion for a Vote of Censure on Administration for not Sending out a Reinforcement earlier last year to Lord Howe at New York" which obviously has... See More
February 1, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 1, 1781
* Ethan Allen desertion to the British ?
* General William Howe actions
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
Most of the front page is taken up with "Letter V", part of a series of very critical letters of the military actions of General Howe in American during the Revolutionary War. Some portions include: "...that this w... See More
August 20, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 20, 1767
* Early America
An inside page has half a column headed: "America" with reports from New York & Philadelphia (see). The balance of the issue is taken up with various reports from Europe from just 8 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Many advertisements as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, nice condition.... See More
October 29, 1791
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791 Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the... See More
November 12, 1791
LONDON CHRONICLE, Nov. 12, 1791 Inside has an interesting article: "Extraordinary Walking Match", as pedestrianism was a sport at the time. It mentions: "...a match between Cotterel, the celebrated walker, and a horse belonging to Mr. Ryley, which was wagered to walk against him, for 20 miles..." with details of the man vs. horse walking match. (see).
Eightpages, ... See More
April 13, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* North Carolina regulators
The entire front page is taken up with a review of a new book: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768, by J. Carver..." (see for portions). This report carries over to take nearly a column on pg. 2.
Inside has a report noting: &q... See More
August 11, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 11, 1772 Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning: "...a suitable grant for the support of his Majesty's Governor of the Province...your Excellency was not pleased the last year to give your consent to a Bill...for granting the sum of thirteen hundred pounds for the support of your Excellency..." with more on the controversy concerning the ... See More
October 23, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1781 A page 2 report gives some hints of the events soon to come at Yorktown, with: "We hear that M. de Grasse has entered the Bay of chesapeak & landed 3600 men under the command of M. de St.Simon. These troops are to join those of M. de la Fayette to oblige, if possible, the English to evacuate Georgia...". Further on is a report from t... See More
December 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1767
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Page 3 has an interesting item which notes: "It is assured, that the late extraordinary resolutions of a town meeting at Boston, New England, were the last efforts of a dying faction, that the inhabitants in general, both of that town and of the province, wholly disapprove those proceedings, and are perf... See More
January 14, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* General George Washington
* From The Enemy
The back page has an item noting: "...that Admiral Byron was still at Newport in Rhode Island, not knowing which way to direct his course in order to find out Mons. d'Estaing...that every thing was quiet in the neighbourhood of New York; that General Washingt... See More
May 22, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1773 The ftpg. has: "Essay on the Character, Manners, and Genius of Women in Different Ages..." and also: "Of the Great & Virtuous Actions of Women in General". There is rubbing here which affects about 8 words.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, rubbing to the ftpg. as noted above, otherwise good.
March 25, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 25, 1786
* Annapolis Convention called for
* Pre Constitutional Convention
The front page contains a very historic report, headed: "America - From the Virginia Gazette" with a Richmond, Januaryh 26 dateline. It provides the details of what would become known as the Annapolis Convention, beginning: "In the House of Delegatee, Jan. 21,... See More
October 1, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 1, 1772
* Northwest Passage to Pacific Ocean
The back page has an extract of a letter from Capt. Wilder who commanded a group hoping to discover the Northwest Passage. Details concerning their journey which sailed as far as 69 degrees 11 min. with mention of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Cape Hope, & Wager River.
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
July 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, July 10, 1766 Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well.
Complete in eight pages measuring 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, in nice condition, with a partial red ink tax stamp.
December 19, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772 The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter. A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have no... See More
August 18, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 18, 1781
* Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot
This issue has just a brief item concerning the Revolutionary War, noting: "...with Admiral Arbouthnot's fleet on board of which were 7000 land forces for the Chesapeak. During the action between Arbuthnot & the French fleet the enemy suffered much, particularly in two of their line of battle ships, which we... See More
January 27, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 27, 1774
* Prelude to the Revolutionary War
* Original reporting from the enemy
The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping ... See More
January 3, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758 Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More
February 2, 1793
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1793 The front page includes an: "Extract of a Letter...from Major Grose, the Deputy Governor of New South Wales, dated Sydney, April 2, 1792" in which he begins by extolling the greatest of the area, despite what he had previously heard. He notes: "I landed with my family at this place the 14th of February...I find there is neither the s... See More
February 11, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 11, 1779
* Treaty of Alliance with France
* American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine concerning the Revolutionary War (see), but the prime content is certainly the text of the treaty of alliance between the American colonies and France, the support so important to the American cause in winning the... See More
October 25, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1768 The back page has a reporter from Charleston, South Carolina, with: "A calculation having been made of the value of the produce of this Province...is reckoned to exceed half a million sterling, exclusive of some 1000 barrels of rice bought by our neighbours of Georgia...needs no other proof of the flourishing state of South Carolina, nor of i... See More
Item #631548THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 30, 1783
* Historic Treaty of Paris (peace)
* End of the Revolutionary War
Taking all of the front page & most of page two is perhaps the most significant document of the Revolutionary War era, being the complete text of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, formally headed at the top of the first column: "The Definitive Treaty between... See More
November 22, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 22, 1766 The front page has an article with the dateline "Newport, Rhode Island, October 6" which is from "a letter from Castle Brew, at Annamaboa, on the Coast of Africa...". It talks about the pirate infested areas along the coastline, but in particular the one ship "commanded by one Hide". "...These fellows neither murder, ... See More
October 4, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, October 4, 1766 Page five has a story about Mr. Wildman who is able to "control" bees. This is written by a gentleman who attended an event and witnessed how he was able to handle them without being stung, and hearing the nay-sayers staying how he was able to do so. Also on the same page is an article on how the application of salt to wounds made by the biti... See More
August 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 16, 1768 The back page has a small article headed: "America" with a New London dateline noting: "...a number of the principal gentlemen of that town had entertainment at Mr. Peck's tavern, adjoining Liberty Tree, on account of Mr. Wilkes's being chosen a member of Parliament..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very ... See More
February 11, 1764
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 11, 1764 The front page has an article beginning: "I beg a little room in your Chronicle for a few words on the proposals from New England for propagating the Gospel...". Inside under "America" is a New York dateline mentioning the preaching of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield, and also concerning "...An act providing for 300 effective men.... See More
August 30, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 30, 1766 Page 2 has: "AMERICA. Baltimore Town, Maryland", which mentions the inhabitants efforts to raise funds to erect a statue in the town in honor of General William Pitt." Yet another inside set of articles, under the heading: "AMERICA. Charles-Town [Charleston], South Carolina", have mentions of Lord Montagu, Pensacola in W... See More
August 28, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 28, 1766 Page 2 has two reports from America: "AMERICA. New York", mentioning the passage of several acts related to the colonists (see images), and, "Extract of a letter from Fort Pitt", which mentions the two servicemen who ran away from the fort, and having reached the point of near starvation were rescued by a canoe of Chawanese I... See More
August 20, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 20, 1789 Page 2 contains an interesting Judaica item headed: "A Singular Imposition" and beginning: "The boast of the Jews, that not one of them ever became a genuine convert to Christianity since its establishment is probably confirmed by the following instance...During the last summer a Polish Jew...so far excited the attention of ... See More
June 12, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 12, 1766 Page 2 has a report on the "Ascot Races", one of the more renowned horse races in the world (see). Another report is on the East India Company which talks in part about the tea trade. The back page has a note that: "A letter from New York...says that a solemn thanksgiving had been appointed to be held throughout the whole province o... See More
June 3, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1766 Page 6 has a report datelined New York noting that a ship: "...is ashore near Jones's Gut on the south side of Long Island & 'tis feared every soul on board are perished as three dead bodies..." with a bit more (see). Another article is a letter from Boston & another from Philadelphia with some shipping reports (see).
Eig... See More
June 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1766 Most of the front page is taken up with details of a pamphlet tiled: "Extract from Free & Candid Remarks on a Late Celebrated Oration, with some Few occasional Thoughts on the Late Commotions in America", relating to the issue of taxing the Americans (see for portions).
Page 6 has a curious item headed "America" datelined ... See More
June 17, 1766
(2 issues) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14 and 17, 1766 Most of the front page of the June 14 issue i taken up with: "The Melancholy Narrative of the Distressful Voyage & Miraculous Deliverance of Capt. David Harrison...of New York, on his Voyage from Fyal [Faial, an island in the Azores] to New York". This interesting article concludes on page 5 of the June 17 issue (se... See More
November 26, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1774
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Mention of Thomas Jefferson's Summary View...
* Stephen Arnold... William Draper...
The ftpg. has an item from Providence, Rhode Island, which mentioned in part: "...advice that a mob was raised consisting of some hundreds of people who threatened, & were hourly expected to come to destroy sa... See More
November 3, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 3, 1768 Inside has a report that Governor Francis Bernard of Mass. published a proclamation concerning the sale of land on the Penobscot River, which he disputes (see). This is followed by a letter from North Carolina noting in part: "Our trade, as indeed likewise that of all the British colonies in America, is at present in a deplorable condition...t... See More
July 20, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 20, 1758 Page 5 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from Boston, New York & Philadelphia with some bits relating to the on-going French & Indian War (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
July 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789
* A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection
The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This... See More
July 16, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789
* President George Washington
* First inauguration (historic)
Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.
Here is a nice report of t... See More
June 9, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1778 Page 6 has war related content (1 1/2 columns) which includes an extract from a letter to a gentleman in Williamsburgh which mentions that the governor has received correspondence indicating that Spain, Portugal, Prussia, and France were united in declaring the independence of America (see).
Additional reports mention conciliatory bill... See More
July 26, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783
* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment
* General George Washington
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 acti... See More
September 17, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1768 Over one-third of a page is taken p with a letter concerning: "The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for; and is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly their native country into a wilderness in order peaceabl... 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
July 25, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765 Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).
Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.
July 12, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 12, 1777 An inside page has some items regarding the Revolutionary War in America, bits including: "...two American gentlemen, said to be deputies from the Congress...bought & contracted for immense quantities of linen & woolen cloth, tents, arms, etc. for the use of the American army..." with more (see).
Also on this page is an "Ex... See More
July 10, 1777
LONDON CHRONICLE, July 10, 1777 On an inside page under "London" is news from New York which includes: "...They...mention, that the Congress and Committees continue to commit the greatest cruelties upon those people they call Tories, and who do not join in the rebellion...".
Immediately following is an extract of a letter has details about an attack by Lord Cornwallis up... See More
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