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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
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
Item #642436THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, December, 1775 Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.
Although there is a tremendous amount of America-related content in this issue, the best would be the full printing of what is an early version of the Articles of Confederation taking over 2 pages. It is prefaced with: &q... See More
March 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778
* The Articles of Confederation (historic)
* American Revolutionary War
This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More
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
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