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186093

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373368370770

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The front page includes two "Proclamations" by Sir William Howe, the second of which includes: "Whereas complaints have been made...the depredations complained of are encouraged by citizens purchasing from the soldiers and others what is thus unwarrantably taken from their neighbours..." which is signed in type: W. Howe. Page 2 includes a letter which reads in part: "...following instances of barbarous... See More  

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Ends December 27, 2020 10:29

$360.00
185942

SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS Yorktown Siege PRELUDE Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373361168054

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1781  * Surrender of Cornwallis nears * Siege of Yorktown prelude * Revolutionary War ending close The entire front page and a column on page 2 are taken up with: "A Memorial to their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries". It is signed in type by John Adams who was the American ambassador to the Netherlands, and being: "The subscriber has the honor to propose...concerning a treaty of amity and commerce..." that would give aid to the American cause, and acknowledge the independence of America by the Dutch. Page 2 includes a report from Annapolis: "...that the Count de Grasse is returned to his former statio... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2020 09:46

$550.00
185788

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393015551110

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 17, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 14. The entire front page and over half of the back page are taken up with & lengthy & detailed letter: "To the Inhabitants of the United States of America" signed in type: John Jay, as President of the Continental Congress. It begins: "The present situation of public affairs demands your most serious attention, and particularly the great & increasing depreciation of your currency...America, without arms, ammunition, discipline, revenue, ... See More  

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Ends December 13, 2020 12:18

$1,150.00
185738

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373333071096

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * General George Washington & more This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page begins with a half column "Proclamation" by William Howe, commander of British forces in America, concerning keeping the streets clean as well as chimneys to prevent fires.. Also another "Proclamation" by Howe about inhabitants not crossing the river to New Jersey (see). Page 2... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2020 14:52

$460.00
185737

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373333070859

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale of "Common Sense" with descriptive text. Page 2 has the text of the King's speech to Parliament in which he expresses his decision to keep the number of forces in America at their current levels. Text includes: "...I can have...support of my parliament in this co... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2020 14:52

$325.00
185490

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania NEWPORT RI 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373313486222

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  * Rare Revolutionary War title from America The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston". Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than the friends to our cause. I am very certain almost every one of them have soldiers quartered at their houses, are insulted, and abused...they had been inviting, soliciting & petitioning Mr. Howe to take possession of the island..." and a bit further on is: "...since the Resolve of Congress that prayers for t... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2020 15:16

$357.00
185343

Rare BENJAMIN FRANKLIN American Revolutionary War Providence RI 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300793117

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 1779  * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication * Lengthy letter from Benjamin Franklin A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versailles, October 4, 1778. It begins: "The misery & distress which your ill-fated country has been so frequently exposed to & has so often experienced...has most sincerely affected your friends in America and has engaged the most serious attention of Congr... See More  

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Ends November 27, 2020 14:27

$965.00
185340

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300790512

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committed in the colonies of America. The balance of the front page is taken up with ads, including one for the sale of "A likely Negro man named Tom..." with some details. Page two has various reports from London, including various items relating to the Revolution... See More  

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Ends November 27, 2020 14:23

$345.00
185331

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War Battle of the Kegs 1778 Phila. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373300788978

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * The Battle of the Kegs * British Fleet in Philadelphia This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page is entirely taken up with ads & notices, the very first being: "By Order of his Excellency the Commander in Chief" to all deserters from the American army: "...who wish to go to Europe are to give in their names & places of abode...in order that a passage... See More  

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Ends November 27, 2020 14:20

$485.00
184558

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373228316018

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recovery of those Negroes..." with m... See More  

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Ends October 22, 2020 07:25

$390.00
184256

Rare TORY Revolutionary War w/ General William Howe Proclamations 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198504474

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777  * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * General William Howe proclamations This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The first column on the front page features two "Proclamations", each signed in type by: W. Howe, one concerning punishment for the destruction of property by British soldiers in the Philadelphia vicinity. Page 2 has several reports concerning the Revolutionary War including a le... See More  

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:22

$415.00
184253

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373198504175

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781  * Rare American Revolutionary War publication Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sundry papers which Col. Isaac Hayne, two days before his execution, delivered to a friend with an injunction to transmit them to the delegates  of South Carolina at Philadelphia to be laid before Congress & published to the world." Page 2 begins with a report concerning events near Cape Henry, Virginia. Also a report from Amsterdam that: "Yesterday... See More  

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Ends October 08, 2020 15:21

$475.00
184038

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Revolutionary War John Hancock & Ethan Allen 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392925785240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776  * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Quebec campaign * John Hancock & Ethan Allen The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: John Hancock. Page 2 continues with war content including a report from Williamsburg, as well as: "A Letter dated 23d July, at Fort Montgomery...". Some war content on pg. 2, and the back page has two documents form Congress signed in type by: John Hancock, one of which is: "...directed to exchange any officer in the British service (now a prisoner in an... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2020 08:58

$610.00
183627

GENERAL HENRY CLINTON Declaration for Peace ? Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373144208591

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 * General Henry Clinton * Peace with Americans ? * Revolutionary War Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degradation from the rank of freemen to that of slaves..." and further on: "...Suppose of the majority of the people should be so mad, so lost to a sense of their duty & interest, as to accede to these propositions..." and then ending with: "...some further evidence to evince the knavis... See More  

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Ends September 10, 2020 15:19

$450.00
183626

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373144208279

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication Inside has a few items relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton and Cornwallis to act in the most offensive manner this campaign...letter...from the Marquis de la Fayette advises that Earl Cornwallis & his troops...had joined the British forces at or near Petersburg." Another report begins: "Count de Grass has returned from his pursuit of the enemy...The troops destined for the attack of St. Lucia are all embarked..." a... See More  

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Ends September 10, 2020 15:18

$330.00
183582

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg Pre Rev. War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392900991036

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 * Extremely rare publication * Pre Revolutionary War This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content. Almost two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an article pointing out the tensions between America and England. One item notes: "...that when the Scarbourgh should arrive in England with an account of our proceedings in the province, and when the Suffolk Resolves, with the acts of the Continental Congress thereupon, should be rece... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2020 10:57

$4,950.00
183284

BATTLE OF PAULUS HOOK New Jersey Henry Lee III Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373125535627

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779 * Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey * American Revolutionary War * General Henry Lee III Victory As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era. Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating to the war effort. Most of page 2 is taken up with a terrific account of the battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey, from the letter signed in type by the American commander: Henry L. Lee. Better yet, the detailed account of the battle is introduced by a letter signed in type by: G. Washington. The Battle of Paulus Hook was fought on Augu... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:34

$490.00
183181

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121399155

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 * Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America * Revolutionary War original reporting This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The front page is entirely taken up with ads including a "Five Pounds Reward" ad for a runaway Negro boy. All of pg 2 is taken up with reports from London, including a lengthy: "Lord North's Speech...", prefaced with text which includes: "...A bill for declaring the intentions of the Parliament of Great Britain concerning the exercise of the right of imposing taxes on the colonies, plantations, ... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 15:17

$310.00
182798

BATTLE OF GREEN SPRINGS Virginia Cornwallis Revolutionary War 1781 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107091789

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 * Battle of Green Spring * James County, Virginia * Revolutionary War The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies..." and: "...I flatter myself the southern provinces will be recovered to his Majesty obedience before the long promised succors, none of which are yet sailed, can arrive from France, & Mr. Washington, unable to draw subsistence for his troops from the west side of the Hudson's river, be c... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:48

$460.00
182797

NINETY SIX SC Carolinas Revolutionary War SOUTH Nathanael Greene 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107091671

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781 * Revolutionary War in the South * Ninety-Six SC South Carolina Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Green in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six. Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military events in South Carolina. One item begins: "...a party of horse, headed by Sad Hampton, came down unexpectedly from Monk's Corner, stopt at Goose Creek church at the time of service & made the congregation prisoners...surprized a party of South Carolina dragoons, killed the officer...Lord Rawdon is now in town; he came lately from Ninety-Six..." and so much more. Four pages, ornate lett... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:48

$425.00
182796

SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS Yorktown Siege PRELUDE Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865276760

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 4, 1781 * Surrender of Cornwallis nears * Siege of Yorktown prelude * Revolutionary War ending close Page 2 begins with a report from Annapolis which foreshadows the coming events at Yorktown: "The apprehensions of an invasion are at present dissipated; the fleet, supposed to be destined for Baltimore or this city, has entered York river; the troops have landed at Gloucester and York, and are fortifying..." with more. Then a letter from a person with the Marquis de la Fayette beginning: "Maryland is relieved by the enemy's establishing themselves in York river...Under these circumstances your military preparations are as necessary as ever...". Further ... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:47

$420.00
182770

SIEGE OF AUGUSTA Georgia & George Washington in Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865265195

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 * Siege of Augusta, Georgia * General Andrew Pickens * George Washington Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of the correspondences are signed in type by Andrew Pickens, Henry Lee, and Francis Marion. All of this is prefaced with a letter signed in type by: Nathaniel Greene which includes: "...and enclosed the capitulation & surrender of the garrison of Fort Dreadnough, and an account of small action at Augusta. On the 5th of this instant Fort Cornwallis surrendered..." wit... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:32

$466.00
182769

BENEDICT ARNOLD & Judas Isacariot Revolutionary War South Events 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865265005

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 21, 1781 * Benedict Arnold compared to Judas Iscariot * American Revolutionary War events in the South The front page has a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his guilt returned the money into the treasury & went & hanged himself. Judas Arnold received 5,000 pds. sterling for his treachery & we find has lodged the money in the British funds, but he has not spirit enough to pursue the character in the only part worthy of imitation." More ftpg. war-related content in a letter signed in type: George Germain. Page 2 has a great wealth of fine war-relat... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:31

$399.99
182410

Rare 1776 REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ American Independence ? Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851909297

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 * Great year to have (1776) * American Independence ? Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America". A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as to aim at reducing their brethren & their children to slavery?...let them revolve in their thoughts all the benefits which they derive from their original country...Let their love of the parent country however be attended with a certain jealousy respecting their own Liberty...they know also tha... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:26

$580.00
182409

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Penn. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851908948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is taken up with text and many charts headed: "Estimate of Expences Arising from America to Great Britain since the Accession of the House of Hanover". The text begins: "The Congress having repeatedly declared against the government of Britain as incompetent...... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:25

$310.00
181225

Historic GREAT FIRE OF NEW YORK American Revolutionary War 1776 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797114460

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 * Great Fire of New York (1776) * American Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he dispatched several sloops to New York, Staten Island, etc. to reconnoitre the situation of the American forces in those parts...informed him that General Putnam lay at New York entrenched with a body of 12,000 men..." with more. Page 2 has a note: "It is said the American provinces have not only declared themselves independent but that they ha... See More  

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Ends June 12, 2020 15:34

$665.00
180870

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035791812

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #13 issue. The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentlemen in case he enemy should not soon evacuate Georgia, of manumitting a number of the black & forming them into regiments, who upon their good behaviour during the continuance of the war, are to have their freedom every after; for which...that their masters should have a consideration made them by the public...". Most of page 2 is taken up... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$765.00
180844

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392778741766

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports from Williamsburg, Worcester, New York, and Montreal with the latest reports concerning the Revolutionary War. Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" signed in type: Cato. It begins: "The... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2020 15:16

$555.00
180730

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ John Paul Jones 1781 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373029596939

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 24, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication The front page has an interesting report from London on the lack of reinforcements coming from England to help with the situation in New York: "The gross deceptions by which the people of this county are practiced upon to continue the ruinous war with America can only be equaled by the shameful manner in which our brave troops at New York are deceived into the expectation & belief of strong reinforcements to assist them to carry on the war..." followed by a report of the ships planned to sail to New York. And then: "What must these brave, neglected men think when they find that the whole of this flatteri... See More  

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Ends May 22, 2020 15:30

$458.00
180707

Rare CLOSING EVENTS Months of the American Revolutionary War 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373029574989

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 30, 1781 * American Revolutionary War * Closing months - nice masthead Most of the reports are European, with page 2 have some news from the Caribbean. Also an item noting: "We are assured that the revolted troops of the Pennsylvania line have returned to their duty." Four pages, decorative lettering in the masthead, a rounded lower corner causes loss to a few words, some foxing, otherwise good.

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Ends May 22, 2020 15:17

$140.00
180540

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373023202895

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32. Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our enemies to invade this our kingdom...". Also on pg. 2 are various reports from Charleston, one item concerning: "...return of General Mackintosh from the northward into Georgia, a military force is collecting in the interior part of that country...", then a report concerning British ships in port at Beau... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:47

$1,150.00
180470

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hartford CT w/ Great Content 1781 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373021158034

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781 * Rare American Revolutionary War publication The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene. This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour, May 19, 1781" concerning men on the prison ship. Then yet another letter from on board the prison ship. Page 2 also has a nice: "Proclamation - By His Excellency George Washington, Esq. General and Commander in Chief of the Allied Army" which is signed in type: G. Washington. Page 3 has more on the war including a letter from General Greene... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:26

$485.00
180375

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373017252346

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 41. The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the Lakes" signed in type by: J. Burgoyne. Page 2 has a report prefaced with: "The following are some of the reasons that have been assigned why the assault on Savannah did ot succeed...", they taking half a column. Also a small bit concerning Ben Franklin. A report from Trenton mentions a loan from France and the States of Holland, result of a ... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:16

$998.00
179789

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1775 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392731686834

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania Almost half of the front page is taken up with an address of the people Massachusetts concerning the state of our affairs with England and our relations with them. A few bits including: "We behold, with all the horror & grief national to a free people, the fatal stab given...my a majority of the last venal Parliament, whereby...the right of election was in the most impious manner wrested from the electors...We are called upon to redouble our attention & zeal for the defence & preservation of all our constitutional rights from seeing the iron hand of oppression extended to our fellow subjects on the othe... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2020 15:21

$470.00
179717

Rare GEORGE WASHINGTON & Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729059937

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia, as any experienced collector is aware. Simply a terrific issue, containing reports on the historic Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington being named commander--in-chief of the Continental Army, and much more. The notable reports are on page 2, one datelined "Norwich, J... See More  

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Ends April 16, 2020 11:56

$10,000.00
179474

PROVINCIAL CONGRESS MEEETING American Revolutionary War 1775 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392716967399

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 * Meeting of a Provincial Congress * Early Revolutionary War Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that: "...pursue every measure which the Congress may recommend to them as necessary for the preservation of these colonies at this time of imminent danger.", and noting that John Hancock is President of the Congress. Pg. 2 also have some military reports, including measures needed to protect the western frontier. Pg. 3 has some reports concerning... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2020 08:41

$430.00
179010

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372957702337

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution of South Carolina". A page 2 article begins: "George Merchant, a private...rifleman from Virginia, who went to Canada with Col. Arnold last fall, was taken prisoner with 2 Indians and a New England soldier...". Another items begins: "Lord Howe is appointed commander in chief of the fleet...Lord Cornwallis is now ready to sail from Cork with 3... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:37

$577.00
179009

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692352404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by some men of present consequen... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:36

$433.00
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Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1777 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372939944640

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convention is at all times desirous of restoring to society all those members who have not by their crimes rendered themselves unworthy..." with more (see). This is followed by another item from Fishkill which similarly is concerning "...persons who have...disaffection to the liberties of America..." (s... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2020 09:16

$320.00
177991

Great AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392626919550

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775 * American Revolutionary War at the beginning * Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley * General George Washington bounty Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in the present Wyoming Valley, and settlers from Pennsylvania, who claimed the same lands). This report carries over to the bkpg. Page 2 has a fascinating letter from an officer of the British army stationed in Boston, in which he criticizes the British efforts in America. Bits include: "...even at that time irksome & disagr... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:55

$600.00
177990

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Canada Revolutionary War w/ John Hancock 1776 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797170

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Canada campaign * John Hancock & George Washington This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the Declaration of Independence in the July 13 issue. Pages 2 & 3 have much content concerning the Revolutionary War including an item from Williamsburg which begins: "The heavy cannonade from our lines in Gloucester...obliged Lord Dunmore to withdraw his troops & shipping from Gwyn's island..." with more. An item from Hartford note: "Last week ab... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$720.00
177989

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ Battle of Bennington 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797089

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Battle of Bennington & much more This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Page 2 has a great account of the Battle of Bennington, being a nearly half page letter signed in type by the losing commander of the British forces: J. Burgoyne. See the photos for the details. The letter has near the end: "...This, my Lord, is the true state of the event. I have not dwelt u... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$545.00
176882

Historic NEW ENGLAND RESTRAINING ACT Pre Rev. War 1775 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372848371801

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 * The New England Restraining Act * Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England * John Hancock gets married Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott British goods. The Act provided that New England's trade be limited to Britain and the British West Indies, trade with other nations prohibited effective July 1, 1775. In April 1775, after news was received in London that colonies outside of New England had joined the Continental Association, a second restraining Act was passed to include the colonies of Pen... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2019 09:09

$940.00
176305

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392506732017

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in part: "It being necessary, that a plentiful supply of...fresh provisions...be provided for the use of his Majesty's army...and the inhabitants of...Philadelphia...I... encourage his Majesty's faithful subjects...to exert themselves in raising the... supplies to issue this Proclamation, assuring them of all possible protection..." & more, signed in type:... See More  

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Ends November 29, 2019 14:07

$355.00
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Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372806614915

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 6, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which relates to England and mentions in part: "...the late remarkable event of the British troops evacuating Boston...If, my countrymen, the general happiness of America is the object we aim at, the thought of a reasonable reconciliation cannot be driven from us. Independence will not produce happiness..." with much more. Page 2 has news from C... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2019 13:45

$665.00
175470

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1775 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392443834282

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 20, 1775 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for altering the charter of Massachusetts Bay. America...(has) already grappled with those two serpents sent for her destruction..." and "...the American alledge that what they now contend for is that reasonable portion of liberty with which they were chartered as their birthright..." and more. Page 3 has a report noting the troops of General Gage be... See More  

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Ends October 24, 2019 15:13

$545.00
172834

GENERAL JOHN BURGOYNE Resignation Revolutionary War 1780 Hartford CT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372667729626

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780 * General John Burgoyne resignation * re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's resignation of his military employments.", with various references to his defeat & surrender at Saratoga. Page 3 includes a letter from Edenton, North Carolina, noting; "...that the enemy had erected a battery on James Island and had tryed their metal...but their shot fell short of the town...". Also a bit noting: "...a large fleet sailed from New ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:19

$488.00
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Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372662074240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today. All of the front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, South Carolina, Oct. 7" and one with a Boston dateline which includes: "...arrived here under an escort of American light dragoons the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., President of the American Congress & first Major-General of the militia of this State...his arrival was ma... See More  

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Ends May 30, 2019 15:01

$395.00
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Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Southern Events 1779 Providence RI Rhode Island Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392284185884

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 * American Revolutionary War * Southern events - Georgia & more Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...the Preservation of the Public Buildings in this State erected or improved for the Use of the Army...". More acts on page 2. Page 2 has a letter from Charleston noting: "...we hear that almost every man in that place & all the troops that could be collected, had gone to Georgia to co-operate with count d'Estaing in the reduction of that state; that a num... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 14:51

$615.00
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Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR TITLE from New Haven CT Connecticut 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372309723280

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 22, 1779 * American Revolutionary War The ftpg. has a report from London which includes: "...a captain of a regiment was examined...charged with holding a traitorous correspondence with the Americans...". Page 2 has an item noting: "...have an account from New York that 4000 troops lately embarked there, a second time, & were upon the point of sailing for Carolina or Georgia...". Page 3 has a brief item: "...that part of our prisoners in Canada are lately sent off, 'tis said to England; those remaining officers & soldiers are ordered to close confinement. Our enemies begin to doubt the fidelity of the Canadians." The back page has two items fro... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2018 14:57

$244.00
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