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Colonial New York...



Item # 579007

October 16, 1769

NEW-YORK GAZETTE & WEEKLY MERCURY, New York, Oct. 16, 1769 

* Colonial New York City
* Rare 18th century title


This issue has some nice page 2 content including an item headed "Repeal of the late Taxes in America", beginning: "The Americans well remember that to appease them for a short Time, they repealed the odious Stamp Act & soon laid a much heavier one, the same men will most certainly play the same game. They may repeal the last tax, and lay on another still more grievous..." (see). Also a report that Samuel Adams, John Adams, Dr. Joseph Warren, & others were appointed to consider: "...what measures are proper to be taken to vindicate the character of the town from the false & injurious representations...", followed by a Motion which has near the beginning: "...nobly preferred the public good to their own private emolument; And with a few to obtain a redress of the grievances so loudly & justly complained of, having almost unanimously engaged to suspend their importations from Great Britain..." with more (see photos).
But this is a damages issue as the back leaf has a 3 1/2 inch piece from the top of one of the columns, and both leaves have a piece missing from the upper right corner affecting some pg. 2 text but only ads on pgs. 3 & 4.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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