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Sympathizing with Boston...

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August 16, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 16, 1774  The ftpg. has a piece headed: "America" with some concern in Pennsylvania and Virginia for the "...distracted state of affairs on the Ohio..." (see images).
Almost an entire column on pg. 2 is a "letter from Boston, New-England, dated June 30" which notes the sympathies of the people of Marblehead for the plight of Boston during the Boston Port Bill, including: "...We...merchants & traders of Marblehead...offer to our oppressed but much respected brethren of Boston...during the operation of the Act of Parliament called the Port Bill...Such of us as have wharfs do likewise heartily and freely give the use of them to our brethren aforesaid for landing goods and merchandize in this place..." and also: "...their non-import schemes will likely become general over all America..." with more (see).
The bkpg. has a letter from Chestertown, Maryland, which includes: "...much pleasure to see how heartily they sympathized with Boston. Twenty-five gentlemen were appointed a Committee of Correspondence..." with more (see images), and is followed by reports from Newport and Boston, the former including: "...behaviour of the Americans at this alarming crisis will most probably stamp their characters...as a brave generation of Patriots...Life and death...liberty and slavery are now before them..." with more (see images).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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