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May 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."
Considerable disc... See More
December 10, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 10, 1789 The first and second columns on page 7 contains the report of George Barrington's trial at Old Bailey (see background below).
Page 3 also describes a slave revolt in Martinique which includes a letter from the former (?) slaves signed: "All The Negroes." The letter states: "We know that the King has made us free; we expect ... See More
July 10, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 10, 1770
* Albany County, New York
* Land for sale advertisement
The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with ot... See More
September 13, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 13, 1759
* "Love Maxims", by Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 4 has "Love Maxims", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin. An identical issue was listed at Bonhams in 2009 with the attribution: Ford 605 (see the Bonhams' listing). At the time, it was li... See More
September 4, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759
* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More
May 7, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 7, 1767
* America taxation question
Page 8 has a brief but interesting report from London which says in part: "We are not without fear lest the measures taken for the establishment of a tax in America, should give rise to new troubles in most of our colonies", plus more. Page 6 also has a short item headed "America" with shipping r... See More
May 16, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1767
* Repeal of the Stamp Act celebration
* Early slave ship - slaver
Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with datelines from New York, one item noting: "...sailed from Bristol in June 1765 on board the sloop William, for the coast of Africa...where they continued 23 months purchasing slaves for a brig and themselves, and afterwards proc... See More
October 23, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1760 The top of the front page has an item headed: "America" with a report from St. Augustine, Florida, noting: "...they are so reduced for want of fresh meat there that the governor was obliged to kill some of the King's oxen at the celebration of the late coronation..." with more (see). The top of pg. 6 has: "America"... See More
June 27, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786 Inside has; "American Loyalists" which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More
February 2, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1782
* Charleston, South Carolina
* American Revolutionary War
Pg. 3 has a report: "...that Charlestown is at present in a much greater state of security than it has ever been since it fell into the possession of the English...General Greene is not in the neighbourhood of Charlestown, as has been generally represented, but is 200 miles to th... See More
February 28, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 28, 1767
* Pre Revolutionary War America reports
Both the front page & an inside have have a few reports headed: "America" (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
February 12, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1767 Page 6 has most of the first column taken up with reports from the South Carolina Gazette, plus another column has letter from Maryland with some news (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
July 4, 0000
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1786
* Slave rebellion
Inside has nearly two-thirds of a page taken up with a report headed: "Plantation News - St. John's, Antigua" which reports a slave insurrection on the Caribbean island, with much detail (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.
May 12, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 12, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion perpetrators
* Berkshire County, Massachusetss
Page 2 has a "Letter from New York" reporting on the Shays' Rebellion, noting: "...that since the defeating & taking such a number of rebel prisoners in Berkshire...matters are pretty quiet...does not appear any thing remains to be done in Mass. but to try... See More
March 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787 The bottom of the back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More
April 14, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1787
* Massacre of Captain James Moore & his family in Abbs Valley
Page 2 has a report: "The divisions & disaffection of the people of North America...rendered it necessary for Congress to adopt some mode which might tend to unite the several states together; for which purpose they began by the massacre of the Indian Chiefs who had... See More
April 17, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1787
* Daniel Shay & rebellion perpetrators
* Shays' Rebellion ending ?
The back page has a report on the Shays' Rebellion noting: "...that Gen. Lincoln was continuing to disperse the insurgents in the state of Massachusetts, that Shays was said to be nearly deserted by all his followers;...that he has still 1500 men with him..... See More
February 20, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1787
* Creek Indians Nation - Georgia
The front page has a report noting: "...that the Indian war which threatened the province of Georgia, is happily blown over as a treaty was concluded with the Creeks. The principal articles of the treaty are..." with more on these details (see), carrying over to pg. 2.
Eight pages, never bound nor ... See More
April 21, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787 Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
August 3, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 3 and 5, 1773 This is a pair of two consecutive issues which contain in their entirety: "An Account of the Pleading at a Very Grand Council...Upon Extraordinary American Affairs", taking over two-thirds of a pg. in the Aug. 3 issue, and nearly a full page in the Aug. 5 issue (see for portions). And interesting and very lengthy item from not lon... See More
December 2, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1773 An inside page has a report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, beginning: "Letters from West Florida inform us that it is thought the seat of government will be removed to the Mississippi & that a new Custom House is actually established at Manchack..." (see). Other news and ads of the day.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by ... See More
December 11, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 11, 1773 A report headed "America" is datelined from Philadelphia and includes a report from Honduras concerning the slave rebellion there, including: "...have left that place & are settled in Georgia on account of the late rebellion of the negroes up the rivers, which make it very dangerous as they cannot, with safety, attempt to cut an... See More
August 9, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 9, 1760 Most of page 3 is taken up with a letter "By an Assembly of Brethren called Quakers". Another page has half a column of news under: "America" with New York, Philadelphia, and Boston datelines (see). The first report includes: "By the Albany post...have advice that the brave Major Rogers has had another brush with the French... See More
July 31, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Feb. 28, 1758, July 31, 1760, May 1, 1764, Dec. 29, 1767, & Oct. 19, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures... See More
April 1, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of consecutive issues containing in full the lengthy: "Governor Johnston's Speech...on Mr. Fox's Motion for a Vote of Censure on Administration for not Sending out a Reinforcement earlier last year to Lord Howe at New York" which obviously has much concerning America.
April 1, 1779: Bits include: "...Mons. d Estaign had found our ... See More
January 20, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 20, 1781 All of the front page & a portion of page 2 are taken up with "Letter IV" of a series of very critical letters on the conduct of General William Howe in America during the Revolutionary War. Some portions include: "...In all your letters...both while you was at Boston & after you was driven out of it, you are perpetually ... See More
February 1, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 1, 1781 Most of the front page is taken up with "Letter V", part of a series of very critical letters of the military actions of General Howe in American during the Revolutionary War. Some portions include: "...that this was a simple error: & that a great General did not see, in a deliberation of six weeks, what a New York barber s... See More
October 29, 1791
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791 Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the... See More
June 10, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1779 Inside has reports from the "House of Commons" which includes talk of events in America, including: "...General Grey...had seen no more of the country than what lies between the head of Elk and Philadelphia & between that city and New York..." and "The conduct of Sir William Howe...had no doubt about it: the force in h... See More
April 13, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* North Carolina regulators
The entire front page is taken up with a review of a new book: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768, by J. Carver..." (see for portions). This report carries over to take nearly a column on pg. 2.
Inside has a report noting: &q... See More
December 23, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 23, 1773
* Early America report
* Pre-Revolutionary War
A brief item from Charleston, South Carolina, notes that: "...The order of his Majesty in Council to put a stop to the granting of lands in this province, we hear will not affect those persons who had before surveyed or petitioned for lands; and that they will have grants passed for them.&... See More
August 11, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 11, 1772 Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning: "...a suitable grant for the support of his Majesty's Governor of the Province...your Excellency was not pleased the last year to give your consent to a Bill...for granting the sum of thirteen hundred pounds for the support of your Excellency..." with more on the controversy concerning the ... See More
October 23, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1781 A page 2 report gives some hints of the events soon to come at Yorktown, with: "We hear that M. de Grasse has entered the Bay of chesapeak & landed 3600 men under the command of M. de St.Simon. These troops are to join those of M. de la Fayette to oblige, if possible, the English to evacuate Georgia...". Further on is a report from t... See More
December 23, 1766
LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 23, 1766
* Stamp Act riots in America
Under "America" on an inside page is a report from Providence stating in part that: "...the Agent... informed them, that he had applied to the...Treasury for payment of the money due to the Colony...as a reimbursement for their services during the late war; but was told...that as there had been dang... See More
December 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1767
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Page 3 has an interesting item which notes: "It is assured, that the late extraordinary resolutions of a town meeting at Boston, New England, were the last efforts of a dying faction, that the inhabitants in general, both of that town and of the province, wholly disapprove those proceedings, and are perf... See More
January 14, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* General George Washington
* From The Enemy
The back page has an item noting: "...that Admiral Byron was still at Newport in Rhode Island, not knowing which way to direct his course in order to find out Mons. d'Estaing...that every thing was quiet in the neighbourhood of New York; that General Washingt... See More
December 19, 1771
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 19, 1771 Inside has a report headed "America" from Philadelphia noting in part: "...Benjamin Franklin, Esq., is appointed Agent for this province at the Court of Great Britain, for the ensuing year."
Other news of the day, mostly European, plus ads as well. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.
July 21, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1772 An inside page contains a report from a Boston letter concerning political events in that town, and which mentions "...the House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their clerk...". The article goes on to report other political happenings, taking an entire column. Complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More
January 29, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 29, 1765
* American trade tensions begin to build
An inside page has a letter from New York under the heading: "America" which includes: "...taking into serious consideration the present declining state of our trade...the want of sufficient staples...and the numerous restrictions with which our commerce is lately encu... See More
December 10, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 10, 1782
* Preliminary Articles of Peace
* Ending the Revolutionary War
Inside has an item from Paris which notes: "Count de Grasse in his memorial sets forth that he has served 38 years...that the Americans are in some measure indebted to him for their independence by the protection he gave to York Town whilst he was in the Chesapeak...All the... See More
May 22, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1773 The ftpg. has: "Essay on the Character, Manners, and Genius of Women in Different Ages..." and also: "Of the Great & Virtuous Actions of Women in General". There is rubbing here which affects about 8 words.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, rubbing to the ftpg. as noted above, otherwise good.
June 23, 1791
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1791
* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward
* Jewish boxer - boxing challenge
Inside has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice account of a boxing match headed: "Boxing - Ward and Mendoza". Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deser... See More
October 1, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 1, 1772
* Northwest Passage to Pacific Ocean
The back page has an extract of a letter from Capt. Wilder who commanded a group hoping to discover the Northwest Passage. Details concerning their journey which sailed as far as 69 degrees 11 min. with mention of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Cape Hope, & Wager River.
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
July 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, July 10, 1766 Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well.
Complete in eight pages measuring 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, in nice condition, with a partial red ink tax stamp.
December 19, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772 The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter. A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have no... See More
August 18, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 18, 1767
* French still control New Orleans, Louisiana
Page 2 has a report headed "America" mentioning in part: "...a reinforcement of Spanish troops was arrived at New Orleans...many presents for the Indians was gone up the Mississippi to take possession of the territories on the western side of that river, ceded to Spain. The French gove... See More
August 18, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 18, 1781
* Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot
This issue has just a brief item concerning the Revolutionary War, noting: "...with Admiral Arbouthnot's fleet on board of which were 7000 land forces for the Chesapeak. During the action between Arbuthnot & the French fleet the enemy suffered much, particularly in two of their line of battle ships, which we... See More
January 27, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 27, 1774
* Prelude to the Revolutionary War
* Original reporting from the enemy
The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping ... See More
January 3, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758 Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More
February 2, 1793
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1793 The front page includes an: "Extract of a Letter...from Major Grose, the Deputy Governor of New South Wales, dated Sydney, April 2, 1792" in which he begins by extolling the greatest of the area, despite what he had previously heard. He notes: "I landed with my family at this place the 14th of February...I find there is neither the s... See More
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