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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
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign;... See More
April 20, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782 One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More
January 20, 1791
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1791 Most of the front page is taken up with Washington's second state-of-the-union address to Congress, headed: "Congress, Wednesday, December 8, 1790. The Speech of George Washington, Esq. President of Congress on Opening the Session..." followed by the complete text of Washington's address--only the 2nd annual state-of-the-union ad... See More
September 20, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 20, 1788 The first & second columns on page 284 contain the report of George Barrington's argument, trial and verdict. George Barrington would eventually be exiled to Botany Bay.
Page 287 also contains a report regarding plantations in the Bahamas. News of the day and period advertising are throughout.
Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.
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September 27, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759
* Benjamin Franklin
* Electricity experiments
* Lightning rod
Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjam... See More
April 16, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated April 15, 1758, June 30, 1764, March 24, 1767, Sept. 9, 1769, & Feb. 18, 1772. 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 a... See More
December 22, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 22, 1767 Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Historical Account of a New Method of treating the Scurvy at Sea...".
The back page includes a small item noting: "...from Bermudas, that upwards of 60 vessels from different parts of North America & the West Indies have been driven into that island by stress of weather; many of ... See More
April 12, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1787 The back page has a brief & seemingly insignificant report: "By accounts from America...the manufacture of nail is brought to such perfection throughout the United States as to stop the importation of that article; and they are in great expectation of rivaling Great Britain in many other branches of manufacture." This statement says... See More
November 13, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770 Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More
January 19, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1788
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights
Page 3 has a full column which includes: "Mendoza's Letter in Vindication of his Behaviour at the late Contest Between Him and Humphries" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew fr... See More
May 19, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787 Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More
September 21, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 21, 25 and 28, 1773
* Trio of issues on suppressing the Jesuits
* Pre Revolutionary War originals
This is a group of three consecutive issues with an entire page of the Sept. 21 and 25 issues taken up with a detailed article: "A Translation of the Bull for Effectual Suppression of the Order of the Jesuits", and the conclusion of it takin... 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.
Me... See More
September 15, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 15, 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 o... See More
September 29, 1761
THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, September 29, 1761
* George III of the United Kingdom
The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The ... See More
April 21, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787
* Early American trade
* U.S. vessels to protect ?
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 bou... See More
July 23, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768 The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... See More
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760
* George II of Great Britain death
* Early, same day report (rare)
Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this li... 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. Part of the report notes: "...... See More
February 13, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768 As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More
June 2, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 2, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including two articles from New York, one from Boston, and another from Philadelphia (see images for details). The Postscript has the interesting, "No liberty! No life! Proper wages, and down with oppression. In a letter to the brave people of England," a rather lengthy title b... See More
June 4, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 4, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including a letter from Massachusetts Bay, and two articles from New York (see images for details). Also included are excerpts from Voltaire's new satire, "The Man of Forty Crowns," which is accompanied by a lengthy review which concludes: "This plausible discourse mad... See More
June 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1766 Most of the front page is taken up with details of a pamphlet tiled: "Extract from Free & Candid Remarks on a Late Celebrated Oration, with some Few occasional Thoughts on the Late Commotions in America", relating to the issue of taxing the Americans (see for portions).
Page 6 has a curious item headed "America" datelined ... See More
December 30, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1783 Page 2 has several reports headed: "America" including a report that John Dickinson was elected President of the Pennsylvania Assembly, & more. Also: "...Before she sailed all the King's troops and refugees had evacuated New York & the Americans had taken possession of the same...what with the number of people brought th... See More
November 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783 Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More
November 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 20, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* Trade with America
Page 6 has a report from the South Carolina Gazette has a note that Sweden has lessened the duties of items from America in order to encourage commerce. Then a letter from France beginning: "Since the Preliminaries of Peace have been signed & ratified, the Farmers-general have lost all... See More
July 23, 1785
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785
* General George Washington
* To move his residence to England ?
* Post American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the rights of citizens... See More
September 11, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.
It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, capt. Warner arrived with the Preliminary Articles between his Majesty and ... See More
July 29, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
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Cornwallis responds to Clinton's criticism of his actions in America... British evacuate Charleston...
February 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1783 The first 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Answer to the Narrative of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton which Relates to the Conduct of Lieut. General Earl Cornwallis during the Campaign in North America in the Year 1781. By Earl Cornwallis." As a background to this report, Cornwallis' tactics in America, especially during the sout... 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
February 8, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 8, 1783 Beginning on page 1 & concluding on page 2 is a nice report concerning the plight of the Loyalists in America: "The American Loyalists, resident in the metropolis, held a meeting...to consult upon a proper measure for obtaining redress...was at last agreed that delegates should be selected to represent the several provinces that felt thems... See More
January 23, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 23, 1783
* Loyalists escaping America
Inside has: "A letter from New York...says that many of the Loyalists, on a supposition that the city is to be evacuated by the King's troops, had packed up all their best effects that they might embark with their goods when the troops did & sail under their convey till they could procure a passage t... See More
August 12, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783
* General George Washington
* Announces his resignation (circular letter)
* Commander-in-chief - Continental Army
Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of Ame... See More
February 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768 As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More
January 21, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768 The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More
January 19, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768 This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations throughout the world are also present.
The reports from America in... See More
October 8, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 8, 1767
* Colonial era original
* Early report from America
An inside page has: "America -- Boston, New England" (see images).
The back page has: "Translation of a Letter from M. De Voltaire to the Russian Ambassador at Paris". The back page also has a report from Corsica.
The balance of the issue is taken up with various r... See More
October 6, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 6, 1767 An inside page has an item from: "America -- Annapolis in Maryland" (see). The same page has items concerning New Orleans, Pensacola, and situations with the Cherokee and Creek Indians (see).
The balance of the issue is taken up with various reports from Europe from just 8 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Many adver... See More
September 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767
* Multiple reports from America
Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... See More
April 16, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 16, 1774 Over a full column on page 6 is taken with with a report from Charleston relating to the trouble with the Creek Indians (see).
The back page has an item which notes: "A writer treating of the present disputes relative to the Bostonians says, 'It is true, we did assist America in the late war, but did they not assist us, for whilst we ke... See More
January 27, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 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 tro... See More
November 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 25, 1760
* Anglo-Cherokee War - peace ?
* Creek Nation - Indians
Inside has half a column headed: "America" with news from Charleston concerning relations with the Cherokee & Creek Indians (see).
Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More
December 9, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1760 Page 5 has over half a column headed: "America" with a New York dateline. The report details a hostile naval encounter off Long Island between the ships Sampson and the Winchester.
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
July 14, 1763
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 14, 1763 One-third of the ftpg. is taken up with various news reports headed: "America" including a report from Havana, Cua which mentions Morro Castle. Also: "...from the Havana say that the place was to be restored to the Spaniards on the 19th of that month & evacuated by the English...The Bishop of Cuba was returned thither from St. A... See More
December 27, 1763
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1763 Page 5 has reports headed "America" with datelines from Boston and New York with the latest news in those parts, including mention of trouble with Indians (see).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.
January 17, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1769
* Early West Florida
* Apalachicola River
Page 6 has reports datelines from Charleston and Boston with one report noting a conflict of ownership of the Keys off Florida. Another item begins: "They write from West Florida that the Spaniards have certainly been in treaty with the Creek Indians & making them offers for a quantity of l... See More
June 15, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1769
* Breaking the Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has a report from New York concerning some people who imported goods contrary to the non-importation agreement, and the four points on how such situations are going to be dealt with.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More
August 19, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1769 Page 2 has a report from Charleston concerning: "...the Creek and Choctaw Indians have lately had an engagement near Mobile in which the latter came off victorious..." with more (see). Also a letter from Charleston which mentions in part: "...has begun an association here not to import sundry goods from England until the duty acts a... See More
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