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October 24, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 24, 1768 A nice newspaper from colonial Boston, the hotbed of activity raging against the hated policies of Parliament towards the American colonies. This city & its environs saw much action against the Stamp Act, and would soon be the focus of the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the outbreak of war with the Battle of Lexington & Concord.
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Item #636186GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long island to Lake Ontario (see), with considerable detail. This map measures 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches and is in very nice condition.
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February 18, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1775
* Colonial America
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
This is dated exactly 2 months before the battle of Lexington & Concord and is an early issue of this newspaper, being volume one, issue 12.
The back page has an interesting letter concerning relations with England, which mentions in part: "...we can assure you, from th... See More
October 14, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 14, 1775
* Battle of Bunker Hill
* Lexington & Concord
* Revolutionary War
The front page has an ominous report from London noting in part: "We are well assured that the most effectual & vigorous measures will be pursued with the provinces of New England, both on account of their own signal demerits, and as an example to the ot... See More
April 24, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 24, 1780
* Battle of Lexington and Concord
* 5 year anniversary observed
Page 2 has a brief item noting the anniversary of the outbreak of the Revolutionary War at Lexington & Concord with: "Hostilities first commenced in American on Wednesday the 19th of April, 1775, at Lexington, six miles below concord in New England, which wa... See More
April 22, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 22, 1780 Page 3 has: "...An Act of the General Assembly of Virginia" concerning the fate of those who left Virginia to reside in England or elsewhere: "...bona fide inhabitants there for at least one year at any time within four years next before the commencement of hostilities on the 19th of April, 1775 [Lexington & Con... See More
May 13, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 13, 1775 Inside has an item headed: "The City Patriot; a Breakfast Scene" which is a "conversation" concerning the troubles in America, beginning: "The people of this province are so firmly united in the cause of liberty that no man sets any value on the little advantages he may lose by the present stagnation of trade. The militia w... See More
November 7, 1795
COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Nov. 7, 1795 Complete as a single sheet newspaper, as the top of the ftpg. has a note from the editor which begins: "Instead of making a nauseous apology for the small portion of paper issued this week..." (see photos). The front page is taken up with European news. The back page has a letter from Fort Washington concerning Indian trou... See More
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