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New York shares Boston's pain...

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August 11, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 11, 1774 Page two contains from New York "...a copy of the letter wrote by the Committee of fifty-one of this town to the Committee of Correspondence for the town of Boston." which includes near the beginning: "Gentlemen, the alarming measures of the British Parliament...which has so long been the seat of freedom, fills the Inhabitants of this city with inexpressible concern. As a sistger colony suffering in defence of the rights of America, we consider your injuries as a common cause..." followed by much more (see images). This is followed by a letter from Fort Pitt which includes: "...no longer in suspence concerning a war with the Indians as they have already been guilty of several massacres...were killed and scalped by them one Benjamin Spear, his wife & six children..." with more (see images).
Another page has a letter from Bedford, Pennsylvania, concerning trouble with Indians, and also a letter from Virginia noting Indian troubles as well (see images).
The back page has a report from Newport, Rhode Island, and two from Boston, one noting: "The first of June, when the Boston Port Bill to take place, was observed by the inhabitants of Hartford in Connecticut, a day of mourning; the bells began to toll early in the morning & continued till evening..." with more (see images). this is followed by a letter from New York which includes: "I am extremely well pleased with the spirit & glorious conduct of your General Court. They are a band of Patriots, fit to be entrusted with the rights and liberties of a people...." (see images).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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