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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
July 8, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1788
* Jewish - Judaica boxing
2 has a very interesting report concerning the two famed boxers of the day, Richard Humphries and Daniel Mendoza. Included is: "Humphreys...went to the school of Mendoza & after the usual sparring of the...pupils was over, called upon him...to declare whether he intended to fight him again or not, offering t... See More
January 24, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 24, 1788
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights
Inside has a nearly column-long article headed: "Humphries Reply to Mendoza" which is one of several letters between these two boxing rivals, which did much to hype the 3 notable boxing matches between them. The letter is signed in type: Rich. Humphries (see... See More
January 22, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the firs... See More
August 10, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786
* King George III murder attempt
* Margaret Nicholson
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 (see hyperlink). Part of the report ... 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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