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December 10, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 10, 1774  Page two has a few bits of news from America, including: "The Congress have unanimously voted a non-importation agreement. The province of Virginia...have agreed not to plant any more tobacco...The duty upon tobacco is a very principal article of the revenue of Great Britain...".

Another page has an interesting item: "...mentioning the present situation of America, drew a fine allegorical picture of that country, which he compared to a funeral. Trade and commerce, he said were the pall bearers; the principal merchants & traders were chief mourners; the West Indian and African merchants closed the procession; whilst the army and navy, at a distance, looked on in gloomy silence as so melancholy a sight." (see)

Eight pages, red ink tax stamp on page four, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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