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January 1, 1776
THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, January 1776 The ftpg. has: "An Abstract of the Act to Prohibit all Trade & Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, etc."
Of special note is a full printing of the heated response of Continental Congress to the King declaring the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion, dated: "Philadelphia, December 6". Some of the great te... See More
September 2, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775
* The New England Restraining Act
* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England
* John Hancock gets married
Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... 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 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. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia, as any experienced collector is aware.
Simply a terrific issue, containing repor... See More
Several accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, Gage's famous Proclamation. In a Virginia newspaper...
July 15, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 15, 1775
* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston
* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief
* General Thomas Gage "First Shots of War" proclamation
This newspaper was published by Dixon and Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolut... See More
January 7, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.
All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More
June 20, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798
* United States Department of the Navy creation
* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms
A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.
The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
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 15, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775
* Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
* Second Continental Congress resolution
* re. American Revolutionary War
An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged o... See More
Item #642385THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, December, 1774 Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.
"A Plan for Reconciling Britain and Her Colonies" asks 7 questions pertaining to this (see) with some thoughts.
There are 13 1/2 pages taken up with some terrific content headed: "American Papers and Proceedings... See More
June 25, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 25, 1782 All of page 4 is taken up with some great letters and documents concerning the Haldimand Affair (see the web for more), two of the documents signed by Ira Allen, a leading figure in the declaration of the Vermont Republic in 1777. He and his brother Ethan were involved in the Haldimand Affair suggesting Vermont might join the British. An alternate... 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
March 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778
* The Articles of Confederation (historic)
* American Revolutionary War
This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More
May 18, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, May 18, 1780 Page 2 has a report headed "America" with news from New York noting in part: "...present government of the province of Connecticut have refused their consent to the requisition made by the continental Congress...for raising & paying into the rebel treasury ...The same disposition prevails in the province of Maryland..." and ... See More
February 22, 1776
NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776
* Battle of Quebec - Canada
* General Benedict Arnold report
* Ethan Allen in captivity
* American Revolutionary War
The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More
May 15, 1816
NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, New York City, May 15, 1816 The front page has a headline "American Bible Society". "It is with much pleasure we announce, that the Convention of Delegates from the numerous Bible Societies in the United States, which convened in this City on Wednesday last, have after long and mature deliberation formed an institution, entitled 'The American Bible Soci... See More
September 17, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1774
* South Carolina joins rest of colonies in tensions w/ British
* Boston Port Bill
Page 3 ha a letter from Boston relaying the plight resulting from the Boston Port Bill (see). Another page has a terrific letter attacking the "insolence" of the American people concerning taxation and their plight from the Boston Port Bil... See More
July 4, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1896 Full front page illus. of "The Rival Fourth of July Celebrations." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Cuban Insurrection." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Galley Fire - Seven Bells." 2/3 pg. portrait of "William Dean Howells."
Doublepage centerfold of "The Seventh Michigan at Fredericksburg, December 11, 1862 -... See More
June 12, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1897 Full front page illus. of "The Situation in Eastern Turkey." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "Players in the International Chess Match Between the British of commons and the United States House of Representatives." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Scenes at the Launc;h of the 'Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse,' the Largest Ship in th... See More
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