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Military presence in Boston is annoying...
Item # 601090
July 15, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 15, 1769
* British troops in Boston
* Americans bothered
Page 6 has a report from Philadelphia concerning an Act, followed by a lengthy report from Massachusetts Assembly complaining of actions by England, including: "...that an armament by sea & land investing this metropolis [Boston], and a military guard with cannon pointed at the very door of the State House where this Assembly is held, is inconsistent with that dignity as well as that freedom with which we have a right to deliberate, consult and determine...that the military power is ever dangerous & subversive to a free constitution..." with more. This is followed by two letters of response by the governor, the first rather brief: "I have no authority over his Majesty's ships in this port, or his troops within this town; nor can I give any orders for their removal." signed: Fra. Bernard. The 2nd letter is lengthier (see).
Page 6 also has a letter from Lake Ontario (see for portions).
The back page has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "We are informed that the Spaniards are determined to render the Havana impregnable against any future attempts..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's