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February 17, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.
Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More
Item #664530THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 3, 1768 (currently spelled Gloucester) Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "...arrived here from Fort Pitt & informs us that the garrison were very healthy about a fortnight ago...has been exploring the heads of the Mississippi, the Scioto, and Lake Superior...went 1500 miles to the westward of Michillimackinac & trave... See More
March 10, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775
* John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God
* Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade
* Georgia agreement - the Continental Association
* Virginia troops commended
This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three ne... See More
Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...
July 7, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775
* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston
* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief
* Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication
This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary W... See More
Item #642793THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1763 The issue begins with: "Two Proposals for Establishing a Lasting Peace & Friendship with the Indians in North America" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.
Other articles include: "Account of the Discovery & Conquest of Siberia"; a letter: "To Peter Collinson, Esq., from the Rev. Jared Eliot at Killingsworth in ... See More
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