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Predicting the Revolutionary War... Plea to Governor Gage...



Item # 568193

August 27, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 27, 1774 

* Predicting the Revolutionary War 
* Plea to Governor Thomas Gage
 

Page 2 has a letter form New York which begins: "That a general non-import and export agreement will take place is little doubted; the southern colonies are to the last degree warm...The Americans are universally disposed to indemnify the India Company and individuals, but are as much averse to acknowledge the right of taxation in the British Parliament & acquiescing under  the act which subverts the charter of the Bostonians. When these disputes will terminate, God knows! for there is a firmness in the people here to oppose what they hold destructive to their liberties..." (see).
Another page has a letter signed "Americus" which provides the "factual" information concerning the province of Massachusetts (see). Another page has a letter from Philadelphia concerning the Quakers, and also that: "...Little did the good old Penn imagine that his posterity would...complain of the iron hand of oppression; that the fruit of their perils, their labours & industry, would be torn from them without their consent..." & more (see)

A letter from Newfoundland has a prophetic statement: "....from New  York we have an account that the people there were up in arms & that it was expected the whole continent in a few weeks would be in an actual state of rebellion."

The back page has a terrific letter from Boston to Governor Gage, stating the plight of the American people, taking close to half a page (see).

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