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Mention of Virginia in a 1697 newspaper...
Item # 645022
July 1, 1697
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 1, 1697
* Earliest of newspapers to be had
* 17th century original w/ Virginia mention
The bkpg. has a report noting: "...arrived in this port 7 merchant ships from Barbadoes and 3 from Virginia who were separated from the fleet in the lat. of 45..." And the next item mentions: "...The Virginia fleet will sail with the first fair wind for the Downes under convoy of divers men of war."
Complete as a single sheet issue, 6 3/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's