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Item # 654091
July 28, 1812
THE ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR & ANTI-CORSICAN CHRONICLE, London, July 28, 1811 Published by Lewis Goldsmith, of Portuguese-Jewish extraction. Previous to publishing this newspaper he spend much time in France acting as a "secret agent" to Napoleon, including efforts to kidnap King Louis XVIII. Goldsmith escaped to England in 1809 & by 1811 he founded this newspaper (subsequently known as the British Monitor, which advocated tyrannicide) through which he now denounced the French Revolution.
Eight pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, partial red tax stamp on inside page, some very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War