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Dealing with the Regulators of North Carolina...

Item # 651956

May 23, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 23, 1771  This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 
Page 2 has a report from Boston on the election of representatives, they being James Otis, Thomas Cushing, Sauel Adams, and John Hancock. Also a letter from North Carolina noting: "...our worthy Governor at the head of 2500 men will in all human probability be dealing out justice to the Regulators according to their demerits..." with more. The Regulators were a large group of North Carolina colonists who opposed the taxation and fee system imposed by colonial officials in the late 1760s. This political argument led to a battle between the colonial militia and the Regulators in 1771.
Pg. 3 has more on the Regulators with: "...hear from N. Carolina that the Regulators in the back counties, to the amount of 5000, are determined to meet the governor & militia who are going out to quell them..." with more on this. 
Included is a single sheet broadside "Postscript" with additional news reports. Blank on the reverse.
Six pages in total, some foxing to the Postscript, generally nice condition.

Item from Catalog 289 (released for December, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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