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Nice engraved masthead... Duke killed in a duel... the pestilential sickness...
Item # 596764
December 4, 1712
THE POST BOY, London, England, December 4, 1712 A single sheet newspaper which features a terrific masthead with two decorative woodcuts which is very displayable. This issue contains a report from Paris "It was a sensible Grief to this Court, to hear by an Express 2 days ago, That the Duke of Hamilton, who was to have come Ambassador hither, having fought a Duel with the Lord Mohun, was kill'd upon the Spot, as well as his Adversary...". Also on the front page is the reporting "That two Women at Presbourg died late of the Pestilential Sickness, we are greatly afraid of it spreading itself this way, and have therefore shut up all the Avenues...". The mention of the sickness and the "necessary Orders" to prevent the spreading of the disease is mentioned in an additional article.
Other articles and advertisements are within the issue.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, nice condition, and contains a full red tax stamp.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's