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August 10, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786 Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her. Part of the report notes: "...The knife that was struck at his Majesty's breast was a de... See More
February 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783
* End of Revolutionary War
* King George III proclamation
* The cessation of hostilities
Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King... See More
January 19, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISE, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1787 The ftpg. has a fascinating: "Proclamation - By the Queen Margaret" who was actually the infamous Margaret Nicholson, who the previous year attempted to assassinate King George III some months prior. She was ultimately determined to be inside and was committed to the asylum at Bedlam, England. She had claimed--a... See More
September 7, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1775
* American Revolutionary War
* Creating the Continental Army
* King George III recognizes start
The front page has "Advices From America" with a dateline of "Philadelphia, July 26, 1775, In Congress, July 18, 1775" which begins with a call to arms and nothing less than the creation of the colonial army: "Resolved, ... See More
October 23, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1777
* Renouncing King George III - Oath in America
* Revolutionary War original from the enemy
A back page report begins: "On the 13th of June...the assembly of Pennsylvania passed an act, obliging all male white inhabitants of that state to give assurances of allegiance to the same..." followed by details of the oath's conditions... See More
July 18, 1780
EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 18, 1780
* Citizens of Virginia
* Loyalty to the king ?
* Benjamin Franklin
The front page has a letter frm Paris with some American news: "Tis reported at Versailles that the Virginians have renounced Congressional authority, set up the English royal standard, confided several of the principal gentlemen attached to Congress, & petition... See More
Item #121048THE NORTH BRITON, London, 1770 This was a radical newspaper from the 18th century, very much associated with the name John Wilkes. Wilkes published the issues #1 thru 46.
Issue number 45 (April 23, 1763) is the most famous issue of the paper. It criticized a royal speech in which King George III praised the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven Years' War. Wilkes was charged with libel (accusin... See More
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