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Revolutionary War reports from 1776...



Item # 621189

April 24, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, April 24, 1776  Most of the first column on the front page has a report from Congress concerning the importation of tea, beginning: "Whereas by the third article of the Association entered into by the late Continental Congress at Philadelphia, on the 24th day of October...1774, it was agreed..the inhabitants of the United Colonies would not purchase or use any tea imported on account of the East India Company..."  and ending with a "resolve" that: "...bohea tea ought not to be sold in the smallest quantities at a higher price in any colony than at the rate of three fourths of a dollar per pound..." with more (see for portions). 
Half of pg. 2 is taken up with another document from Congress concerning private vessels used in the war with England, plus there is a report beginning: "The movement of the troops from Boston to Canada is the only measure which assures success in the reduction of America to due obedience...". Page 3 includes a list of foreign and British troops destined for America, totaling 33,000 (see).
Page 3 has a report from Savannah noting delegates selected for the Continental Congress, which includes Button Gwinnett (rare to find his name mentioned in period newspapers). Another item from Charleston notes: "...the Provincial Congress appointed the following gentlemen to be delegates to represent this province in the Continental Congress, John Rutledge, Thomas Lynch..." and others. Also mention of the British ship Asia passing thru the Narrows of the Hudson River (see).
Complete in four pages, rubbing to the front page folds cause minor loss to some letters, never bound nor trimmed.

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