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Boston Tea Party & so much more in the 1774 Annual Register...

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December 31, 1774

"THE ANNUAL REGISTER, Or A View of the History, Politics & Literature, For the Year 1774"  The "Annual Register" was created in London in  1758 by the publishers James and Robert Dodsley, conceived as an annual publication which would review the history, politics and literature of the day. They employed Edmund Burke to do much of the writing. By the 1760s The Annual Register had established itself as amongst the most respected journals in print. Joseph Sabin notes: "This most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events for over a hundred years contains accurate accounts of the Revolutionary War...".
The most notable content would be the report of the Boston Tea Party, however this volume has much more than that, with a good number of pages devoted to the correspondence between the American and the King &I Parliament regarding growing concerns that would lead to the Revolutionary War. One of the better documents is that passed by the First Continental Congress on Oct. 26, 1774 to petition King George III to repeal the hated Intolerable Acts, this document printed here in full. Also the "Association of the American Congress" being the Continental Association, created on Oct. 20, 1774 (see), and much more.
As for the Boston Tea Party, the report includes: "...that the ships lying so near, the teas would be landed...notwithstanding any guard...that if they were landed nothing could prevent their being disposed of...To prevent this dreaded consequence, a number of armed men, under the disguise of Mohawk Indians, boarded the ships, and in a few hours discharged their whole cargoes of tea into the sea...Some smaller quantities of tea met afterwards with a similar fate, at Boston and a few other places..." with more (see). Great contemporary account of this very historic event.
Complete in 250 pages, three-quarter leather binding with marbled boards, the bindings show minimal wear with some scuffing, tightly bound, interior leaves with nice margins and in great condition. Comes with a brown cloth-covered slipcase.

Category: British

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