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Item # 616376

December 12, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Dec. 12, 1768  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with some terrific reading on the disputes between England & America, headed: "A Letter Relative to the Present Disputes between Great Britain and the Colonies, offering a more Equitable Plan of Accommodation than has yet been Proposed: the perusal of which is Recommended to the Administrations & to the Colonists." The report begins: "Our disputes with America are now so alarming, and it is so much the duty & interest of every member of the community to wish a reconciliation on reasonable & equal terms..." with much, much more (see for portions).
Another page has a document to the General Assembly of New York which includes: "...The Act of Parliament laying you under this severe inhibition is...more oppressive & dangerous in its consequences than was the pernicious Stamp Act for reasons too obvious to be enumerated. Nor can we comprehend the difference (as to taxation only) between a law compelling our Representatives to levy taxes on us or by taxing us directly without the consent of such Representatives..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

This newspaper published only briefly from December 21, 1767 until 1770. The publishers, John Mein and John Fleeming, were both from Scotland. The Chronicle was a Loyalist paper in the time before the American Revolution. In its second year, Mein printed names in the paper that accused some colonial merchants of breaking a British non-importation agreement. In response, Mein's name appeared on a list of merchants who violated the trade agreement. Mein retaliated by accusing the Merchants' Committee of using the non-importation agreement for illegal profiteering. The irritated readership ransacked the offices of the Chronicle, and ultimately, it ceased operations in 1770. (credit Wikipedia)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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