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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
185959

Great REVOLUTIONARY WAR Gen. George Washington & New Jersey 1777 Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373361209916

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777  * Great weath of reports on the Revolutionary War * Orders from General George Washington Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, surprised & defeated on the 13th instant...a corps of rebels at Bound Brook...The general officer commanding there very narrowly escaped being of the number...A detached corps of troops...embarked in transports...with six field pieces under the command of Gov. Tryon who has accepted of the rank of Major General of the Provincials. The design is to destroy a larg... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2020 09:55

$72.00
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
185790

GEORGE WASHINGTON Circle Equestrian Statue Ordered & Ben Franklin 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373337029784

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1783  * Equestrian statue of George Washington (Washington Circle) * New York loyalists - Benjamin Franklin re. treaty w/ Sweden Page 3 has a report noting in part: "...that a treaty had been ratified in Congress the 29th day of July last...between the U.S. and the King of Sweden. This Treaty was concluded at Paris...and signed by Dr. Franklin..." Also a resolution from Congress: "...That an equestrian statue of General Washington be erected at the place where the residence of Congress shall be established..." with various details. Also a letter from Boston concerning a congratulatory Address to be sent to General Washington. Then a letter from New York with notable content includi... See More  

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Ends December 13, 2020 12:22

$39.00
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
185785

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON POST England 1779 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393015538747

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 5, 1779  * NJ Governor William Livingston * Assassination plot - Henry Clinton * American Revolutionary War The ftpg. has a few bits headed: "Advices from America" one item noting: "The General Assembly of New Jersey...busy framing a law in order to impress every 8th man in the province to serve in the militia for the campaign of the year 1779." Page 3 has a letter from the governor of New Jersey to Henry Clinton concerning knowledge of an assassination attempt upon him perpetrated by an officer in Clinton's army, signed in type: Wil. Livingston. This is followed by Clinton's response, noting: "...Had I a soul capable of harbouring so infamous an idea of assassination, you Sir,... See More  

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Ends December 13, 2020 12:02

$55.00
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
185641

American Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS Lord Cornwallis & more 1783 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393005346704

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783  * Closing events in the Revolutionary War Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a peace with that country..." and further on is more detailed discussion of the provisional treaty of peace for ending the Revolutionary War. A full page plate of the Cathedral of Eveaux in Normandy is accompanied by a descriptive article. Another article: "The Story of a Young Jewess, lately Banished (from) the Imperial Dominions in Germany" & more. Near the ba... See More  

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Ends December 06, 2020 13:11

$54.00
185594

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373320345817

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780  * American Revolutionary War * 18th century original * From The Enemy The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, laden with tobacco...are come over with the above fleet...assured that General Clinton, after leaving a sufficient force at New York, has taken with him the rest of his army to Virginia. By this means the Rebels will be put between two fires...advices...received from the back of the province of New York, that some of our Provincial Corps had fallen in ... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2020 15:09

$42.00
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
185463

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392999749899

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782  * Revolutionary War * From The Enemy Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French alliance...they act as if they intended to be our masters..." with more. Then some talk on the situation at Charleston, then: "...that Mr. Washington's next attempt is to be directed against New York, & with a view of collecting the largest force he can..." with more. Page 7 has most of a column with news from: "America - From the South Carolina Gazette... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2020 09:52

$47.00
186007

GEORGE WASHINGTON Morristown NJ South Carolina Revolutionary War 1780 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 393030000687

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1780  * General George Washington's army * At Morristown, New Jersey * South Carolina events A full page is taken up with a very nice textual "Description of South Carolina" which has much details. Included is text on Savannah as well, beginning: "Savannah, the capital of Georgia, is a new town, built not many years since by the Trustees of Georgia. It is situated on the banks...". Lacking the mentioned map called for. Near the back is: "American Intelligence" which has a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain dated at James Island, South Carolina, which has much on the siege of Charleston. Then a letter from General Knyphausen to George Germain dated at New York which... See More  

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Ends December 01, 2020 08:49

$49.99
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
184881

HALDIMAND AFFAIR Vermont to Join w/ England ? Ethan Allen 1782 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373258555016

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 18, 1782  The bottom of the ftpg has a letter from Phila. which carries over to pg.2: "...your friends were in great hopes that peace was near at hand & that we should once more be united to our Mother Country but those glorious hopes are now vanished for the Congress have agreed on another treaty with the court of France & that they will not agree to make peace with England unless they have their own terms fully complied with..." Then a letter beginning: "General Clinton has lately had a visit .from Ethan Allen, the Chief of the Vermont association offering to become the allies of Great Britain under certain circumstances...he & his party...fell into the hands of the rebels who lodged them... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2020 14:31

$57.00
184880

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373258551128

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 24, 1782  * Revolutionary War Era * From The Enemy Page 2 has American content including rare mention of John Paul Jones: "The force employed to reduce our settlements in Hudson's Bay was a small squadron under the command of Paul Jones..." with more. Also a letter from New York which includes: "In the general confusion here I do believe...that his Majesty's Commissioners are more at a loss how to conduct themselves...The resolutions of Congress have frustrated all their plans--they have now three parties to keep in good humour, the enemy, the army, and the Loyalists...The last letters from New York say that Gen. Washington has crossed the North River..." with more on this. And then: ... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2020 14:31

$53.00
184878

LOYALISTS EVACUATE AMERICA Revolutionary Ending Events 1783 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373258550604

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 20, 1783  * Loyalists (British) escaping America Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the British evacuating: "...large quantity of shipping are preparing here...for the purpose of transporting his Majesty's garrison & effects for England...How soon the business may commence it is, however, impossible to say, as we do not hear that the negotiation with Congress goes on at all briskly. America has her old doubts & fears..." & more. Page 4 has reports from the House of Commons discussing terms of the treaty to end the war. A brief bit notes: "The Hessians in America, it is said, have refused, to a man, to return to Europe."  and also: "...a pressing invitation has been sent by... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2020 14:30

$31.00
184876

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373258543623

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782  * Revolutionary War * 18th century * From The Enemy Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in the last year, there were no more than 9300 effective regulars under Sir Henry Clinton at New York, and 5400 under Lord Cornwallis. These were the armies with which Americans were to be conquered..." and elsewhere: "...that opinion, but he never entertained an idea...in that House ever imagined that America was to be reduced to obedience by force..." a... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2020 14:22

$45.00
184743

HALDIMAND AFFAIR Vermont Wanting Statehood w/ Ira Allen 1782 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392963710995

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 25, 1782  All of page 4 is taken up with some great letters and documents concerning the Haldimand Affair (see the web for more), two of the documents signed by Ira Allen, a leading figure in the declaration of the Vermont Republic in 1777. He and his brother Ethan were involved in the Haldimand Affair suggesting Vermont might join the British. An alternate explanation is that they used the Haldimand negotiations to both stave off a British invasion of Vermont from Canada and to prod the Continental Congress into recognizing Vermont as an entity separate from New York and New Hampshire and admitting it to the United States. Page 5 has a letter from New York beginning: "The Rebels have been... See More  

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Ends October 30, 2020 09:25

$62.00
184735

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1780 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392963704120

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780  * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century original * From The Enemy Inside has over 5 pages taken up with a detailed account of the Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America". Continuing from the previous issue, this report begins: "Notwithstanding general Gate's behaviour at the time of Burgoyne's army being made prisoners, these brave but unfortunate men were soon made too sensible of  their situation...". The report continues on with considerable detail with the recent events of the war. A few bits include: "...Some successful predatory expeditions into the Jersies & on the Delaware with the surprize of a party of the enemy... See More  

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Ends October 30, 2020 09:21

$47.00
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
184542

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392952345393

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777  * Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more * Revolutionary War original from the enemy Page 2 has a items concerning an officer at Boston addressing General Howe upon his retreat from the heights of Boston. And a short note from Ticonderoga, followed by a report from New York noting: "...General Howe has wrote for more troops...Whatever has been the success, or the object of Dr. Franklin's mission to France, it is said that he is to return to America...". Also a terrific address from Congress to rally the troops reads in part: "The salvation of America, under God, depends upon the activity & resolution of our troops. Vigilant officers & brave soldiers are invincible Let no tho... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2020 10:02

$72.00
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
183768

Great REVOLUTIONARY WAR George Washington & WILLIAM HOWE H. Gates 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373152435708

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 * Revolutionary War * From the enemy * Lengthy reporting The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates". There is great reading in: "An Account of the Transactions in America during the last Campaign" which is very good on George Washington & General Howe in New Jersey and the Chesapeake area (see for portions). A report from Annapolis that Gen. Howe made propositions of peace in Congress. Other American items as well. Included is the fu... See More  

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Ends September 17, 2020 15:01

$90.00
183740

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON EVENING POST England 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392908239126

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The ftpg. has some news items including: "...That Philadelphia is too strong to be attempted on any side. That Mr. Washington has removed from Morristown to Bound Brook...Mr. Washington is, by his new position, between 8 and 9 miles nearer to New York. That Lord Cornwallis is acting upon the defensive in Jersey..." with more. One-quarter of page 3 is taken up with a fine letter critical off the British in America, a few bits including: "The situation of this country becomes every day more & more critical...and the American war, instead of opening to us in its progress, any prospect of success any prospect of succ... See More  

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Ends September 14, 2020 11:50

$59.00
183658

CAPTURE OF NEW YORK Battle of Long Island Revolutionary War1776 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373145544935

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 * Capture of New York City * American Independence * Great year to have (1776) * Revolutionary War Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform your Lordship of his Majesty's troops being in possession of the city of New York. Upon the rebels' abandoning their lines at Brooklyn, the King's army moved from Bedford..." and then much more detail on the British victory at New York City. The report is signed in type: W. Howe, and is followed by two more dispatches signed by Howe dated Sept. 23 and Sep... See More  

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Ends September 11, 2020 15:09

$448.00
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
183325

Revolutionary War NEW ENGLAND America MAP New York City Captured 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373128809413

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 * Capture of New York City * Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map * American Revolutionary War This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown & a... See More  

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Ends August 27, 2020 15:04

$475.00
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
183024

Lord Cornwallis SURRENDER OF YORKTOWN Virginia Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392874197650

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 * Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis * Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia * Revolutionary War from the enemy Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to...George Germain..." dated at New York, Nov. 13, 1781, which has: "In my last dispatch...my fears respecting the state of the army in Virginia. It now gives me the deepest concern to inform you that they were but too well founded..." with more on the introduction of the: "Letter from Lt. General Earl Cornwalli... See More  

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Ends August 15, 2020 14:46

$375.00
182899

Great DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1st Reported in England 1776 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373109802076

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776 * Declaration of Independence * First reported in England * New York campaign Of very special significance is the brief--yet significantly historic report: "...informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent states." Front page content doesn't get much better than this. Almost all of the ftpg. is taken up with reports on the Battle for New York, with over a column being: "Extracts of two letters from...General Howe to Lord George Germain dated Staten Island the 7th & 8th of July..." which contains the latest information on the British invasion of New York, with portions including: "...the fullest information of the state of th... See More  

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Ends August 09, 2020 14:51

$775.00
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
182781

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107088112

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 30, 1782 * Vermont to fight for British ? * Southern events - Georgia & more * American Revolutionary War Page two has several reports of military events in the South with mention: "...that all apprehension for the loss of Georgia were now entirely unnecessary...the enemy to relinquish all thoughts of attacking it. General Greene had re-crossed the Edisto & taken post at Dorchester...a severe action having taken place near Charlestown between the British...& the army under General Greene...". Also an interesting item stating: "That Commissioners from Vermont had met...and offered to become subject to the Crown of Great Britain upon the following terms..." with those terms listed.... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:41

$57.00
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
182412

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851910920

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 * Revolutionary War * 18th century * From The Enemy A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispose of the same unless upon extravagant or unreasonable terms..." followed by a "Resolve" to take "...such suitable measures for obtaining, for the use of the army, such necessary articles...& that laws be provided in each of the states for effectually preventing monopolies of necessaries for the army...". Another report notes the arrival of Dr. Franklin fro... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:28

$125.00
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
181404

CAPITULATION TREATY Lord Cornwallis & George Washington 1782 Revolutionary War


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 * Treaty of Peace * Lord Cornwallis capitulation * General George Washington * Revolutionary War closing events The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...". But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATION entered into between his Excellency Gen. Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Armies of America and France....and the Right Hon. Earl Cornwallis, Lt.-General of the Forces of his Britannic Majesty...in York River, in Virginia...". What follows are all 14 Articles of the treaty by which Cornwallis surrendered his entire army to the French & Amer... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2020 06:23

$560.00
181242

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Closing Moments George Washington 1782 U.S. Newspaper


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 * American Revolutionary War closing events * George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have blocked up the Chesapeake & landed 8000 troops, they can condescend to think it very well if Lord Cornwallis should be lucky enough to effect his escape back to New York." Further on: "The important dispatches that are hourly expected to arrive from Lord Cornwallis will, no doubt, enable government to form a decisive opinion as to the probability or improb... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:16

$465.00
181240

Very Rare PLYMOUTH SOUND England Revolutionary War Era MAP 1779 London Newspaper


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 24, 1779 * Revolutionary War era * Plymouth Sound, England map The prime feature of this issue has to be the very rare map of Plymouth Sound in England headed: "The following is an exact View and Plan of the Harbour & Neighbouring High Lands near Plymouth, with the Situation of the Enemies Fleet as they bore on Tuesday the 17th Instant--taken on the Spot." There is also a key noting the various points in the map. Maps in newspapers from this era are exceedingly rare. Accompanying this are several articles on page concerning the military events in the Plymouth vicinity. There is also American news on page 3 with much reporting on the military events concerning General Lincoln... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:15

$86.00
181226

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797114611

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 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, one of which is for the printing of: "Common Sense". Page 2 has numerous reports which relate to the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...the enemy's ships went up Rappahannock River & took a French ship with 4 or 500 hogsheads of tobacco..." and a report from Congress, now located in at Lancaster, Penna: "...that the invasion of the state of Pennsylvania by... See More  

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Ends June 12, 2020 15:34

$275.00
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
180787

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031601576

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 19, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The front page has: "The news from America...is that there has been an action between the King's troops and the Provincials in the Jerseys...General Howe is advancing forward with 10,000 men...that should there be 20,000 they could not succeed against Philadelphia...so many advantageous posts that they can embarrass General Howe, the whole campaign." Page 3 has a few items, and the back page has a letter to Lord North which is pessimistic on the war, one item noting: "...with an immense fleet, a very large army...Great Britain occupies of American land a bare extent of about 30 miles after having destroyed in par... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:03

$54.00
180778

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Defeats Pearson's HMS SERAPIS 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031598151

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 12, 1779 * John Paul Jones * Defeat of the HMS Serapis * Captain Richard Pearson * Revolutionary War naval A terrific issue on the famous naval battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, the former commanded by none other than John Paul Jones. The entire front page is taken up with a letter prefaced with: "A letter from Captain Pearson of his Majesty's ship Serapis, to Mr. Stephens, of which the following is a copy, was yesterday received at this office." What follows is the personal account of this famous naval battle which continues on to page 2 where it is signed in type: R. Pearson. The text contains much detail, and includes: "...The first Lieutenant and myself w... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:00

$385.00
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