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Rare title from this era with much on concerns in South America & the Caribbean...
Item # 643063
September 27, 1718
THE FLYING-POST: OR, THE POST-MASTER, London, Sept. 27, 1718 In 1695 the Licensing Act of England was allowed to lapse, which caused several newspapers to begin publication, this title being one of them. But this is certainly one of the more rare such titles as we have only offered relative few in the past 40 years.
Much of the issue is taken up with a list of concerns of the "...Sub-Governor and Directors of the South-Sea Company..." who were given time with the King at Hampton Court. Being the South Sea Company, the items relate to situations in South America and the Caribbean, including much related to slaves (see). The back page has the reply of the King.
Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, red tax stamp in an upper margin, minimal wear, good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's