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Letter of thanks to John Dickinson...

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May 30, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, May 30, 1768  Various content in this newspaper, including a letter from the governor of Massachusetts to his General Assembly noting: "...Among those matters which will demand hour immediate attention will be the providing for the solicitation of the cause of this province with regard to the boundary line with New York...". The prime content would be a terrific letter from the governor of Penna. & the Society of Fort St. David's to John Dickinson, essentially being a letter of thanks for his "Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania" towards the cause of liberty, noting in part: "...indebted to you for your most excellent & generous vindication of liberties...When that destructive project of taxation...was lately renewed under a disguise so artfully contrived as to delude millions...YOU, sir...ALONE detected the monster concealed from others by an altered appearance...your wisdom & virtue will again extricate the British Colonies on this continent from the cruel snares of oppression..." with much more (see). The back page has the letter of response (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)

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