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Item #644284THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1777 The very first article is: "Debates in the House of Commons" which takes over five pages & includes discussion concerning the situation in America. Some bits include: "...that government knew the Americans must have declared for independency before they arrived...his firm opinion that there could be no peace in America wi... See More
Item #643200THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1786 One of the articles is: "Circumstances Relative to the Discovery of Henry I's Bones". A wide range of other articles as well.
Near the back is "American Intelligence" which includes: "An act was passed on the 11th of March...authorising the delegates of the province of South Carolina...to subscribe & ratify an ... See More
April 8, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778
* Surrender of general Burgoyne
* Battles of Saratoga - New York
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary conce... See More
July 5, 1781
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 5, 1781 A very handsome issue as the masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere for colonial currency at the time. It is a very patriotic device showing a soldier with a sword in one hand an a scroll with 'Independence' in the other, with the words 'Appeal To Heaven" above him (see).
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April 16, 1787
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787 Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More
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