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June 12, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, June 12, 1776 Just a wealth of interesting content from three weeks before the Declaration of Independence.
The ftpg. has an address to the King from the London politicians, including in part: "...We humbly conceive that no people can be bound to surrender their rights and liberties as a return for protection. The Colonies have fought our battles wit... See More
July 27, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the Declaration of Independence in the July 13 issue.
Pages 2 & 3 have much content concerning the Rev... See More
Item #661804THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice conditio... See More
August 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1775
* American Revolutionary War beginning
* England declares war on the colonies
Certainly the most significant content is the very historic "Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition" issued by the King of England. King George officially declared the American colonies to be in rebellion on August 23, 1775 in this Proclamati... See More
November 12, 1776
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 12, 1776 The front page has a report mentioning: "...the following article of intelligence: That Doctor Franklyn [Franklin] and Mr. Adams were arrived with a flag of truce at General Howe's camp demanding an audience of his Majesty's Commissioner and Commander in Chief, as Ambassadors from the American Congress..." with more on this.
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Item #650332GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776 The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.
This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More
August 27, 1777
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777
* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
* American Revolutionary War
* General John Burgoyne victory
The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More
September 26, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1776 This issue has all of pages 1 & 2 taken up with American war reports, beginning with: "Advices From America" which includes a report datelined from New York, July 15 concerning a letter to be delivered to Washington, plus a dateline of "Philadelphia : In Congress, July 19" beginning: "Resolved, that general Washington... See More
October 2, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* Great year to have (1776)
* Post Declaration of Independence
Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More
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