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British not in favor of the Revolutionary War...



Item # 553562

June 3, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 3, 1775  The entire front page is taken up with "The Speech of the Honorable Henry Temple Luttrell", presumably in Parliament, which includes near the beginning: "Upon a former occasion I presumed to state a few of my sentiments to the House relative to the war impending over the Americans...to declare my utter abhorrence of those unconstitutional, arbitrary, and diabolical projects devised by his Majesty's ministers for the destruction of that unhappy people..."
Some great reading, seen in the photos below, which carries over a bit to page 2 then continued in a future issue.
Most of page 2 is taken up with an address by people of London to the King, which includes near the beginning: "...beg leave to approach the throne; and to declare our abhorrence of the measures which have been pursued and are now pursuing, to the oppression of our fellow subjects in America...".
Fine reading here as well (see). Page 3 has a notice concerning a ship arriving at Boston carrying 500 soldiers, mostly marines. Page 3 has additional items concerning the situation in America, including a nice account of an engagement on Grape Island in Boston harbor between the British & American troops (see).
The back page is mostly taken up with ads including a reward ad for a counterfeiter, plus a report from Congress. Complete in 4 pages, measures about 8 by 10 inches, very nice condition.

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