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How to deal with those who break the non-importation agreement...

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February 5, 1770


* Rare Colonial title

Page 2 has a report from Plymouth on the 150th anniversary of the landing of their ancestors at that place in 1620 (see). Page 3 has a report from Boston on:  "...a meeting of the merchants...to consider of the conduct of several who have broke through the non-importation agreement & to determine on some legal measures...some who broke through the non-importation agreement had been exposed to the public scorn...The meeting was very numerous..."with more (see). This is followed by a report from Philadelphia concerning: "...a Resolution not to purchase any article of cloathing for his family, of British manufacture, until the Revenue Acts are repealed..." (see).
Four pages, folio size, coat-of-arms in the masthead, an archival mend at the blank spine margin, nice condition.

This newspaper was a primary means in voicing the anti-British sentiment that was rapidly spreading throughout the colonies prior to the American Revolution. The paper gained much notoriety when Goddard printed an article voicing his support for the Boston Tea party. The paper's sympathies and general revolutionary message were a cause of great concern to the British. Soon the newspaper was heavily taxed for its delivery by the Crown Post (the colonial mail system in use at the time), and later the Crown Post simply refused to deliver the publication, driving the newspaper out of business in 1773. This prompted Goddard and Benjamin Franklin to establish an alternative mail system independent of the Crown Post authorities. This alternative system ultimately became the basis of a postal system that would later become the U.S. Post Office. (Wikipedia)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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