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Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393093430206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775  * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief 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.  When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Page 3 has an excellent and detailed account of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Headed with: "Copy of a letter from Mr. Isaac Lathorp, one of the Provincial Congress at Watertown", his letter is datelined "June 22, 177... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2021 08:50

$13,790.00
186809

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373417360404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 27, 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 11. The front page reports on a letter "...from a tory in England to his friend in New York, written in cypher...Upon deciphering it, it was found that the writer gives a very serious account of the uneasiness, tumults and mobs in England...destination of the fleet that lately left New York...some conjecture was bound to Georgia, others to Canada, while others suspect it is designed for Chesapeake Bay to form a junction with the troops of ... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2021 09:03

$1,075.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
179122

Historic CORNWALLIS Surrenders at YORKTOWN Revolutionary War 1781 U.K. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392696266711

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781 * Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown * Revolutionary War ending * Historic item - 1st report This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War. Although the formal letter from Cornwallis announcing the surrender would appear in the next issue, that issue dated Nov. 29 was simply a more formal announcement as the "news" was in this issue of November 27. Page 4 has a report headed: "London" which includes: "We are sorry to communicate to our readers the following authentic particulars of the disast... See More  

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Ends March 21, 2020 08:45

$2,450.00
178915

Rare 18th Century GLOUCESTERSHIRE England w/ North Carolina Report1767 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392684754035

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Dec. 28, 1767 * Early Southern America reporting (currently spelled Gloucester) Page 3 has a paragraph: "A letter from Williamsburgh, in Virginia...says 'There is scarce any history, antient or modern, which affords an account of such a rapid & sudden increase of inhabitants in a back frontier country as that of North Carolina. ...that 20 years ago there were not 20 taxable persons within the limits of the county of Orange; in which there now are 4000 taxable. The increase of the inhabitants & flourishing state o the other adjoining back countries are no less surprizing & astonishing." Four pages, a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. Red tax stamp on ... See More  

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Ends March 13, 2020 15:36

$38.00
178591

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
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