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March 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787 The bottom of the back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More
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.
October 12, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 12, 1773 An inside page has a lengthy article: "To the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich" which relates to astronomy-related issues and includes two geometric illustrations, rarely found in newspapers of this era (see).
Over 2 columns are taken up with reports from the South Carolina Gazette detailing the concerns of the U... See More
November 16, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 16, 1773
* Early American Indians
* U.S. Slaves insurrection
* Pre Revolutionary War
An inside page has most of a column taken up with news from the New York Gazette, one beginning: "A scouting party of the Oneida Indians...returned from an attack \of some of their enemies to the Southward, either Choctaws or Cherokees..." with mor... See More
November 18, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 18, 1773 Half a column on an inside page is headed "America" with reports from New York and Charleston, including one beginning: "The Seneka Indians have killed four Frenchmen & robbed a canoe..." and another report concerns the slave insurrection in Honduras (see). The same page has over half a column taken up with a letter f... See More
August 7, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 7, 1760 An inside page begins: "As to the North American Contest, the means of putting an end thereto by the adjustment of the difficulties attending it, provided both parties are equally desirous of a peace, are in a fair way of being understood...as the siege of Quebec is actually raised, Montreal on the point of surrendering to General Amherst...&q... See More
September 2, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 2, 1760
* Conquest of 1760
* Seven Years' War
Inside has a report beginning: "The very hazardous endeavours lately made by the French in order, first, to recover Quebeck, and, secondly, to support themselves in their present poor footing in Canada, plainly shew how very important they consider those possession to be to them..." with a... See More
September 27, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1760 Inside has nearly two-thirds of a page taken up with reports headed: "America" with items from Charleston concerning the Cherokee Indians, and also noting: "When Col. Montgomery marched from Congarees...brought the troops from New York to be in readiness to take them on board again..." and more. Also a nice letter from an offi... See More
November 11, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1760 Inside has a brief report headed; "America" with a Charleston dateline, noting: "Letter from Augusta...advise that about 4 days ago they were informed that the Cherokees were asking for a peace..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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, Aug. 30, 1766 Page 2 has: "AMERICA. Baltimore Town, Maryland", which mentions the inhabitants' efforts to raise funds for a statue in honor of General William Pitt.
Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with 3 datelines from Charleston, noting Lord Charles Montagu as the new governor of South Carolina; that Georgia has prohibited the exp... See More
August 28, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 28, 1766 The ftpg. has most of a column taken up with an address of the governor of New York to the King. The focus is on thanking him for repealing the hated Stamp Act, one bit noting: "...to express those sentiments of gratuitous excited in all your American subjects by the late...mark of royal tenderness and clemency so conspicuous in your Majesty&... 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).
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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
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
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.
November 5, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767 Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More
January 1, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 1, 1788
* Christoph Willibald Gluck death
* Classical music composer
* Italian & French opera
Page 3 has a report on the death of notice composer Christoph Gluck, beginning: "The death of Gluck, the celebrated musical composer who died suddenly of an apoplectic fit the 17th ult. at Vienna in his 73rd year..." with more, taking two-thi... See More
November 5, 1793
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 5, 1793
* Lord George Gordon death
* British politician
Page 5 has a report of the death of Lord George Gordon. (see hperlink) Lord George Gordon is primarily known for his 1780 involvement in the "Gordon Riots" which he led, an anti-Catholic protest against the Papists Act of 1778. He also converted to Judaism for which he was ostrac... See More
February 20, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1773 Inside has reports from Charleston concerning politics and noting that the Governor had dissolved the colonial General Assembly (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light dirtiness, generally good.
May 29, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 29, 1773 Inside has a report headed: "America" with news from Charleston including mention that: "...his Excellency Josiah Martin, Governor in Chief of North Carolina, gave his assent to 25 bills & rejected 17. His Excellency then...censured the conduct of the Common House, prorogued the General Assembly...& the next day dissolved the sa... See More
October 30, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 30, 1760 Page 2 has: "The Lord Marshal's Order for a General Mourning for his late Majesty King George the Second.' (see) Also a report from the "London Gazette Extraordinary" headed: "A Proclamation Requiring all persons being in Office of Authority of Government at the Decease of the late King, to proceed in the Execu... See More
April 2, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 2, 1767 Inside has an "Extract of a Letter from Boston (New England)" concerning the dismissal of Mr. Jackson as an agent, signed by the governor: Fra. Bernard (see).
Eight pages, 88 1/4 by 11 inches, some damp staining & minor margin wear.
September 13, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1774 Inside has a lengthy letter sent to America, by a "...a noble Lord in a very high office" (see). It also has a letter from New York which begins: "Every body here, high and low, are in a combustion. Those who have nothing to lose are our warmest Patriots & declare they will hazard their All for their dear country..." with ... See More
Item #602193THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 3, 1774
* Early 18th century Judaica content
* Jewish - Jews
An inside page has a report from Moravia which notes: "...some days before Easter, a Jew persuaded a woman to come into his house under pretense of selling her a quantity of clothes; a few moments after she went in the neighbours were alarmed by her cries, which brought them to the Jew... See More
April 7, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 7, 1774 Page 2 has an item noting: "Yesterday some dispatches arrived in town from Governor Hutchinson, of Massachusetts Bay...We hear that Lieut. General Gage is preparing to embark for Boston in New England in consequence of his appointment to succeed Governor Hutchinson during his Majesty's pleasure." A fateful decision that would set the... See More
March 3, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1774 An inside page has over a full column concerning how to deal with the American situation. See photos for the full text.
Another page has reports from Boston and New York headed "America" and includes: "...on Thursday last the Tea, which was saved out of Capt. Loring's brigantine, was landed at the Castle by order of the Officer... See More
Colonists against the Stamp Act are warned of consequences.... Stamp distributor is forced to resign....
November 7, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 7, 1765
* The Stamp Act crisis - riots
* Sir Francis Bernard speech
The front page has a report from Boston appointing a committee to be comprised of James Otis & Sam Adams, among others, to offer thanks for "...his Majesty's...noble, generous & truly patriotic speeches...in favour of the Colonies, their rights & privileges...&... See More
September 10, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 10, 1765 Page 7 has a: "...Letter from a Person of the First Distinction in Virginia to his Friend in London", and the back page has some reports from America as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, minor foxing at the margins, generally nice.
July 11, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1765 Page 2 has a letter from Quebec telling of the activities there, noting: "...We have had balls, assemblies, etc. in town; sleighing, bear-hunting & fishing in the country...General Murray intends to establish a playhouse..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
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
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