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December 26, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 26, 1767 A report from a letter from Williamsburgh says: "...There is scarce any history...which affords an account of such a rapid & sudden increase of inhabitants in a back frontier country as that of North Carolina...that 20 years ago there were not 20 taxable persons within the limits of the county of Orange; in which there now are 4000 ta... See More
July 1, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 1, 1783
* Closing events in the Revolutionary War
Page 2 has: "Orders" to Loyalists dated at Headquarters, New York, May 26, 1783 noting: "All persons desirous to leave New York are to give in their names at the Adj. General's Office before the 7th of June next with a list of their families, expressing the place of their former res... See More
March 8, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 8, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion
An inside page has most of the first column taken up with content concerning: "American News" including reports on Shays' Rebellion: "...The insurgents, we are informed, in several towns in the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire & Worcester, are rallying by orders form their principal leader Capt. ... See More
February 14, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated May 20, 1758, Sept. 12, 1765, Feb. 3, 1767, Aug. 10, 1769, & March 21, 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 abo... See More
October 27, 1764
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 27, 1764 An inside page begins with a half column report headed: "America", one item noting: "...Col. Reid marched from hence with a large convoy for Fort Pitt; and we hear he arrived at Stony Creek the 23rd..." Also a details report of Reid's convoy being intercepted by Indians near the "...foot of the Allegheny Mountain, they... See More
November 29, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781 This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
The front page has a report which includes: "...when we had the mortification to hear that Lord Cornwallis had proposed terms of capitulation to the enemy on the 17th.... 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
November 27, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781
* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
* Revolutionary War ending
* Historic item - 1st report
This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
Although the formal le... See More
July 8, 1780
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 8, 1780
* Siege of Charleston, South Carolina
* Surrender to British - Sir Henry Clinton
* American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" with praise for: "...the late successes of your Majesty's arms..." in America. Also expressing: "...indignation..." towards France whi... See More
May 21, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 21, 1789
* George Washington's presidential election victory
An inside page has a very historic report, noting the election of George Washington as the very first President of the United States.
The full report can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "A letter from New York...says, 'That the Federal Congress was convened...w... See More
September 24, 1761
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 22-24, 1761
* George III of the United Kingdom
The ftpg. begins with the earliest report of the coronation of King George III of England we have found. In fact it was not until two issues later that this newspaper provided details of the ceremony.
It begins with a London dateline of Sept. 22 and notes: "This day the ceremony of their Majesties... See More
June 18, 1761
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761
* Very early Alaska description
Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... 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
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
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 W... 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.
B... See More
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 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 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
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
November 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 15, 1783 Page 3 has most of a column taken up with a letter from New York concerning details of the tragic sinking of a transport ship filled with Maryland Loyalists on their way to Nova Scotia. It begins: "With inexpressible grief I inform you that not a man, woman, or child, of your corps, who embarked for Nova Scotia, are now in existence. The unha... See More
October 2, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 2, 1783
* Loyalists staying in America ?
Page 2 includes: "...contain no account of the evacuation of New York, nor related any fixed period for the actual accomplishment of that event...cause of this uncertainty is stated to be the difficulty off disposing of the Loyalists, and the peremptory perseverance on the part of the Congress in decline ... See More
September 13, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1783
* General George Washington to visit France ?
* Vermont statehood ?
Page 4 has a brief item from Paris: "General Washington certainly visits this city, though he is not yet arrived; Dr. Franklin returns soon to Philadelphia. As his hotel is not given up, it is supposed Mr. Washington will reside there during his stay in France..."... 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
* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement
* End of the Revolutionary War
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... 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."
... See More
July 26, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783 Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerning actions relating to the anger that Congress had not provided back pay promised, an... See More
May 13, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 13, 1783
* Loyalists staying in America ?
Page 5 has: "Letters received from Philadelphia, by the way of France say, that the Loyalists are likely to receive a much more favourable treatment from the new government than was generally expected; it being determined by the Pennsylvanians to prevent emigration as much as possible by lenient measures,... See More
March 8, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 8, 1783 Over one-third of page 4 is taken up with the: "Short Abstract of Bill for the Provisional Establishment & Regulation of Trade and Intercourse Between the Subjects of Great Britain, and those of the United States of North America."
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
March 6, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1783 Page 3 has two small bits: "All the ships that have cargoes for America are ordered to wait till a final commercial settlement has taken place between this country and the United States." and also: "Letters from Philadelphia mention that Congress were settling matters with the French for their finally quitting the dominions of the U... See More
March 1, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1783
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
Page 2 has an interesting item: "Advice is said to be received that Delegates had arrived from several of the northern provinces t new York to treat with Sir Guy Carleton on terms of putting themselves under his protection, and returning to their old form of government; but the ... See More
February 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 22, 1783
* Post American Revolutionary War
* Trade with the enemy to resume ?
Several items concerning the reestablishment of trade between America and England including: "We hope & trust that the stipulations of the treaty are such as will revive our injured trade & restore our commercial intercourse with our American Brethren...declar... See More
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
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
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