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Judaica content from the Revolutionary War...



Item # 592048

May 22, 1781

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 22, 1781 

* Revolutionary War era 
* Jewish - Jews
 

Page 2 has interesting Judaica content, including: "...but first, & more particularly, this last species of persecution fell upon the Jews: that  unhappy class of men after being stripped of all their property, after being made to pass through a weigh-house...where, under a strong guard of soldiers they were strictly searched to the skin to discover if they had secreted any money; they were ordered to perpetual banishment from their houses & from their families...Thus torn from the arms of every tender relative & destitute of all means of support...Mr. Burke now particularly mentioned three of these Jews by name as remarkable instances of injustice & oppression. One of them, whose  name was Moluch..." with more, including: "...The next subjects of personal oppression to the Jews had been the Americans who were peremptorily ordered to depart the island within a limited time..." with more concerning the Jews on page 3 as well.
Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

Category: British

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