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On John Dickinson's famous Letters From A Farmer...

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March 28, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, March 28, 1768  Inside has a report from Charleston which includes in part: "...Most of the French of New Orleans have left their habitations & settled on the east side of Lake Pontchartrain in West Florida, resolved since they cannot live under their own government, to put themselves under the crown of Great Britain rather than submit to be ruled by Spaniards, to whom they express the strongest aversion...". Also: "A considerable settlement is proposed to be made at the Natchez in West Florida..." with more (see).
Elsewhere is a very interesting item: "To the Ingenious Author of certain Patriotic Letters subscribed A FARMER" being the famed series of eleven letters by John Dickinson. It has near the beginning: "When the rights & liberties of the numerous & loyal inhabitants of this extensive continent are in imminent danger...when to reason is to rebel; & a ready submission to the rod of power...'tis to you, worthy sir! that America is obliged for a most reasonable, sensible, loyal & vigorous vindication of her invaded rights & liberties..." with much more (see).
Included is an advertisement for the publishing of the: "Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies" with details, the famed work of John Dickinson which did much to establish colonial opposition to the English trade acts (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 Fleming, 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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