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Much fine content on tea & other troubles with England...

Item # 604541

September 7, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1774  A nice colonial newspaper once owned by Ben Franklin, his imprint appearing on the newspaper through 1765.
  Page 2 has a brief report from London: "Hints of restoration, if asked for, have been made to Dr. Franklin, but declined." Page 2 has a report from Williamsburg concerning the killing of settlers in the Carolinas by Choctaw, Shawanese & Delaware Indians (see). Also a very notable "Proclamation" signed in type by Thomas Gage, noting: "Whereas certain hand-bills have been posted...in the town of Salem, calling upon the merchants...to meet at the town-house...to consider of, & determine upon measures for opposing the execution of divers late acts of Parliament...I do hereby strictly prohibit all persons from attending the aforesaid, or any other meeting...as they will be chargeable...and answer them at their utmost peril." with more (see). Page 3 has a related article datelined from Salem concerning the meeting: "...to consider of, and determine on such measures as the late act of Parliament & our other grievances render necessary & expedient..." with much more (see).
Page 3 also has a report from New York which notes: "...that government has paid the Hon. the East India Company for the Tea, shipped, destroyed, stored in, or sent back from North America. The act imposing duties upon certain liquors, etc. imported into Quebec, we are informed, is to take place on the first day of May, 1775.," And an interesting item signed by Israel Putnam notes in part: "...brought the news that the men of war & troops began to fire on the people last night at sunset, at Boston, when a post was sent immediately off to inform the country...the people were universally rallying, from Boston as far as here, & desire all the assistance possible..." with more (see). Even more good content as well.
Four pages, handsome coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead, light foxing in an upper corner, very nice, clean condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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