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Great content on reaction to the Boston Port Bill, and more...



Item # 567816

August 4, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 4, 1774  

* Boston Port Bill reaction 
* Pre-Revolutionary War tensions 


Half of a page is taken up with reports headed: "News From America" which includes in part: "Most of the stores on the Long Wharf are now shut up...Yet under these unhappy circumstances people in general have that fortitude which did honour to the ancient Romans, 'Undaunted by Tyrants we'll doe or be free.' "...Congress seems now to be the voice of all the colonies from Nova Scotia to Georgia..." with more. Also from Boston: "Tuesday last the King's own regiment landed at the Long Wharf & marched into the Common...Both regiments are now encamped on the Common..." And following this are various resolutions from the House of Representatives in Massachusetts, beginning: "Whereas this House taking into consideration the many distresses and difficulties to which the American Colonies, & this Province in particular, are, & must be reduced by the operation of certain late Acts of Parliament...to consult together upon the present state of the Colonies...& determine upon wise & proper measures to be by them recommended to all the Colonies for the recovery & establishment of their just rights & liberties..." and much more.

This great reporting carries over to the back page, which is included: "A Proclamation, For Dissolving the General Court" signed in type: T. Gage (see). And this is followed by more good reporting from New  York, discussing the Committee of Correspondence and the agreement upon eight propositions which begin: "...in substance were, that the act for shutting up the port of Boston was highly oppressive to the inhabitants & dangerous to the liberties of British America--That a general congress ought to be appointed...the Congress should be appointed by the Representatives of the several colonies..." with more. This was a call for what would become the first inter colonial congress to be held in Philadelphia in September.

Terrific content from this important period just preceding the Revolutionary War. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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