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Creating the South Sea Company...

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May 5, 1711

THE POST BOY, London, May 5, 1711  The front page has a very notable and historic report concerning the creation of the South Sea Company (see hyperlink for details). The report from London notes: 'The Parliament beyond all expectation having found a fund to satisfy the Great Debt upon the nation, amounting to above nine millions, and to settle a trade to the South Seas in the Spanish West Indies, which must be of the highest advantage to the nation; the universal joy of this was express'd by bonfires and ringing of bells last Thursday night." (see images).
Single sheet with two handsome engravings in the masthead, 8 1/2 by 14 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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