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The colonies during the Revolutionary War...



Item # 643343

March 10, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 10, 1778 

* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy


An inside page has an interesting report signed by "A Manufacturer" concerning the potential problems with sending artisans & others learned in the trades to America, noting; "...Let us therefore no longer alarm ourselves with the imaginary fears of America's rivaling England in trade & manufactures. If ever that happens it must be after the expiration of some centuries..." (see).
Another page has a report headed: "America" mentioning that citizens of Providence are moving their effects "...to the remote parts of Connecticut & Massachusetts Bay, being apprehensive of trouble in that quarter...". Also a note from Jamaica mentions that "...freebooters...carried off a number of negroes & every thing they could lay their hands on of any value...the Lord Howe & the John transports are both taken in the Delaware by the rebels...". (see)
Another page with debates in the House of Lords has various talk concerning the situation in America (see for portions). A fascinating letter details the degree to which the population in the colonies multiplies, being much faster than in Europe, and how this is a problem (see). 
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

Category: British

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