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Newspapers from the 1700s

The eighteenth century saw the heyday of the Age of Reason, and the rising popularity and increased distribution of newspapers played a key role in deepening and expanding public discourse. We carry only absolutely authentic original newspapers, and there's no better way to discover the history of the 1700s than to hold a newspaper from that century in your own hands.
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601561

News from Quebec...

Item #601561

July 11, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1765  Page 2 has a letter from Quebec telling of the activities there, noting: "...We have had balls, assemblies, etc. in town; sleighing, bear-hunting & fishing in the country...General Murray intends to establish a playhouse..." with more (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.

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$28.00
601354

Great report on non-importation in Boston...

Item #601354

November 30, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 30, 1769 



* Non-Importation agreement



Page 6 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from Boston, New Haven and Williamsburg, the former having a great report concerning non-importation, including: "We are assured that the merchants of this town, considering that the period to which their late agreement to withhold the impor... See More  

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601345

Americans resolved not to submit to the yoke of oppression...

Item #601345

November 09, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 9, 1769  Page 6 has a great letter from a gentleman in Boston to a friend in London, beginning: "The Americans are firm & resolved not to submit to the yoke of ministerial oppression: All the merchants have entered now into bonds not to import any goods from England upon any terms whatsoever..." with more (see).

Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inche... See More  

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601336

Side effects of the Revenue Acts...

Item #601336

October 19, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 19, 1769  The back page has a letter from Philadelphia which includes: "It is with much pleasure I acquaint you the Act of Parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. imported from Great Britain into the American provinces operates in the most profitable manner for them...Our farmer wives, daughters & servants now employ that time in carding, ... See More  

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601333

News from Charleston and Boston...

Item #601333

October 10, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1769  Page 6 has a brief report from Charleston concerning: "...the Indians in that quarter behave with much insolence since the King's troops have been withdrawn...". The back page has a letter from Boston.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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601268

Angry that the governor dissolved the General Assembly...

Item #601268

August 26, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 26, 1769  Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports headed "America" with Boston, Williamsburg, and Philadelphia datelines. The Boston report ends with: "...Resolved...when the governor of the Province had wantonly dissolved the General Assembly & arbitrarily refused to call another upon the repeated dutiful petition of the people." T... See More  

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601262

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #601262

December 24, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, December 24, 1723 



* Great masthead engraving 

* Very rare title
 



A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspaper... See More  

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601145

Non-importation in South Carolina...

Item #601145

August 12, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 12, 1769  Half of page 6 is taken up with a very nice report from South Carolina concerning the work of that colony to compel all residents & merchants to abide by a non-importation agreement, and also that they will: "...encourage & promote to the utmost of our power, the use of the North American manufactures in general, and those of this pro... See More  

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601128

Peace with the Indians at Detroit...

Item #601128

July 25, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1769  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" with datelines from Philadelphia & New York, the latter noting: "...the disputes with the Indians at Detroit were amicably adjusted & peace again settled...".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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601087

Essay II from Atticus on tensions between England & America...

Item #601087

July 08, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1769  The front page has half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Boston, Charleston & Philadelphia. The Boston report concerning exposing those merchants who chose not to conform to the non-importation agreement, noting in part: "Inasmuch as some persons among us have...preferred their own supposed private advantage to the ... See More  

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600928

Just before the Revolutionary War...

Item #600928

December 14, 1772

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 14, 1772  True to its name this newspaper is almost entirely filled with advertisements save for a column of news on the front page.

Four pages, folio size, slightly close-trimmed at the bottom of pages 1 & 2, very nice condition.

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600856

From New York, 1796...

Item #600856

June 22, 1796

THE NEW YORK WEEKLY MAGAZINE, June 22, 1796  Filled almost entirely with various literary items. The front page has: "Reflections On The Milky Way" and "Miscellaneous Reflections". Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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600205

18th century balloning...

Item #600205

April 19, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 19, 1790 



* Jean-Pierre Blanchard 

* Ballooning
 



A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 3 has a report on Jean-Pierre Blanchard planning a balloon flight.

Nice condition.... See More  

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600204

18th century boxing.......

Item #600204

April 13, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 13, 1790



* 18th century boxing



A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 2 has a report on a upcoming boxing match. See image for text.

Nice condition.... See More  

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600203

Executions for burglary.......

Item #600203

April 08, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 8, 1790



* 18th century executions



A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 3 has a report on two men that were executed for the crime of burglary. See image for text here.

Nice condition.... See More  

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600202

Man of 137 years ?.......

Item #600202

March 24, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 24, 1790



* Man of 137 years



A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 3 has a report on a man from Aldborough, North Yorkshire who recently turned 137 years old. See image for text here.

Nice condi... See More  

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600198

Painter Joshua Reynolds...

Item #600198

February 15, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 15, 1790 



* Joshua Reynolds 

* English painter
 



A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 2 has report on famous English painter Joshua Reynolds retiring from the Royal Academy.

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600170

The manumission of slaves... Marquis La Fayette...

Item #600170

November 15, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 15, 1788 Page 5 has nearly two columns with various reports from American regarding American Indians, as well as a brief article from New York from: "...The Society for promoting the manumission [freeing]of slaves, and protecting such of them as have been or may be liberated...", which mentions the presence of Marquis La Fayette among others.

Eight pages, ... See More  

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599705

Reports from America...

Item #599705

January 09, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 9, 1773  Inside has most of a column headed: "America" with two reports datelined New York and one from Boston (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, some fold foxing, nice condition.

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599623

News from France...

Item #599623

September 19, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 19, 1795  Much literary content but page 3 has various news reports, one from Bordeaux noting: "The people of France in general think well of the new constitution, and it is thought it will be adopted." Other news from France as well.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, bit of foxing, generally nice.

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599357

President Adams concerning trade with France...

Item #599357

July 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 7, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Trade with France




Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" by the President of the United States concerning the ending of trade with France, signed in script type: John Adams (see). Also a brief item: "Naval Affairs" which notes the President offers thanks to Capt. Truxton & crew of the Constellation for the... See More  

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599315

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #599315

May 06, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1788  Although mostly filled ads with news on pages 2 & 3 including datelines from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Providence, Dublin, London and elsewhere.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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599287

America to be at war...

Item #599287

February 11, 1794

DUNLAP AND CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1794  Page 3 has a letter headed "Carlisle" which begins: "At this present crisis there is every appearance of a war with the United States, it is hoped that wise and able General Washington will prevent the effusion of human blood & horrors of war..." with more (see).

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599285

Monroe is the ambassador to France...

Item #599285

November 12, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794  The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.

Four pages, a small piece from the top of the back ... See More  

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598597

Preaching in the colonies... Protection against the Indians...

Item #598597

February 11, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 11, 1764  The front page has an article beginning: "I beg a little room in your Chronicle for a few words on the proposals from New England for propagating the Gospel...". Inside under "America" is a New York dateline mentioning the preaching of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield, and also concerning "...An act providing for 300 effective men.... See More  

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598590

Success in converting & educating the Cherokee Indians...

Item #598590

June 11, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 11, 1767  Inside has reports from Boston and Charleston headed: "America" (see) with reports datelined Boston and Charleston, the latter noting: "Mr. Hammerer, who came over from England with intent to civilize and convert the Cherokee Indians, has met with more success than some persons seemed to expect...have elected him head man over them ... See More  

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598381

Some news concerning the treaty ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #598381

December 05, 1782

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War ending



Page 2 has a report concerning Guatemala which mentions: "Captain John Campbell of the Wanks River District, who had collected 150 able Negroes for the purpose of harassing the Spanish garrison..." with much more on this, & followed by the; "Articles of Capitulation proposed by Don Thomas Ju... See More  

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598373

Trying to stop the spread of disease...

Item #598373

September 30, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 30, 1795 



* Yellow Fever epidemic



Pages 2 & 3 have an interesting exchange of letters between Phila. & New York concerning a suspension of trade between the states due to a malignant fever in Phila., including a letter signed: John Jay, Governor of New York.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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598297

France to take over Rhode Island...

Item #598297

December 18, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 18, 1779 



* Revolutionary War 

* Rhode Island
 



Page 3 has an item: "Now that Rhode Island is evacuated it is said D'Estaign will take immediate possession of it in the name of his Most Christian Majesty as it is expressly stipulated in one of the articles between the French King and the Congress that the French shall have... See More  

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598295
Item #598295

November 13, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 13, 1779  Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I find no war-related content. Yet a nice issue from the era with European reports of the day.

Four pages, folio size, various notations in ads & their margins, very nice condidtion.

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598288

The whereabouts of John Paul Jones...

Item #598288

November 06, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 6, 1779  Page 2 has a report noting: "...gentleman...from Holland declared at a coffee-house near the 'Change, that he saw Paul Jones at the Hague last Thursday evening. He says he was dressed in scarlet, trimmed with gold, that he is much caressed by the Dutch, and that he saw his ships all lie in the Texel..." (see).

Four pages, folio... See More  

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598287

Trying to support Washington's mission...

Item #598287

November 03, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1779  Most of the front page is taken up with: "Further Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs, October, 1779" which has as its theme: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided, can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand and capital  mistake relative to the welfare of this n... See More  

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598275

From the midst of the Revolutionary War...

Item #598275

August 23, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1779 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title



Although from during the midst of the Revolutionary War this issue has no war-related content. All the content is European in nature. Complete in 4 pages, folio size, some period notations in ads & their margins, very nice condition.

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598250

The situation with America...

Item #598250

August 09, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 9, 1779 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title



The entire front page is taken up with the continued: "The History of the Opposition During the Last Session of Parliament" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War.

Inside is mostly taken up with European reports, although a few brief references to the Revolutionary War.

Four pages,... See More  

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598175

An Episcopal coin...

Item #598175
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1788  This contains an article: "Query on an Episcopal Coin" in which a person had received a coin of which he was providing the description of in hopes that someone would be able to help identify it. "The piece is of pale gold, thin, in size between a sixpence and shilling. On one side is a figure of a bishop... who name (as we le... See More  

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598026

Re-union with England should be wanted...

Item #598026

July 07, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 7, 1779  Page 2 has a letter which includes: "It is impossible to speak of the continuance of the rebellion in North America without the deepest concern...proofs of our sincere disposition to put an end to those troubles...the malignant designs of the enemies of Great Britain cannot long prevail against the evident interests of those unhappy prov... See More  

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598011

Latest news on the Revolutionary War...

Item #598011

June 19, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 19, 1779  Page 2 has a report which includes: "...The rebels were growing every day more distressed & more dissatisfied & their leaders more divided. the Congress and the state of Pennsylvania had got into a high quarrel about a prize ship, each claiming it as its right..." and also: "...Butler...was briskly at work on the front... See More  

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598010

Much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #598010

June 16, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 16, 1779  Nearly one-third of the front page has "Parliamentary Proceedings" which are focused on the actions of Sir William Howe in the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...With regard to Sir William Howe's reason for not marching the army up the east side of Hudson's River, the General said...there were  some small ... See More  

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597935

Parliament discusses the Revolutionary War...

Item #597935

May 24, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1779  Page 2 has lengthy reporting from the "House of Commons" which includes much discussion concerning the Revolutionary War including an examination of the Conduct of Sir William Howe when commanding in America. Page 3 also has some American content, including: "...was declared in the House of Commons that there can be no success ... See More  

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597929

Much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #597929

February 13, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 13, 1779  Page 2 includes: "...dispatches were brought to Lord George Germain's office...with an account of the surrender of the province of Georgia to his Majesty's troops under the command of Col. Campbell..." plus some reports from New York which include: "...That Colonel Butler had been extremely successful in his enterprise... See More  

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597922

Southerners returning their allegiance to the King...

Item #597922

January 09, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Jan. 9, 1779 



* Revolutionary War



Page 2 has a report noting: "...was reported with an air of authenticity that government had just received advice of the Carolinians and Georgians having thrown off the yoke of Congress & began to beat up for volunteers for the service of their lawful sovereign..." and also: "Count D'Estaing ha... See More  

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597737

Latest war reports...

Item #597737

October 20, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 20, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title



Page 2 has a report noting: "....from New  York but by which there were many private letters confirming the repulse at Staten Island. A letter from Rhode Island...says that Gen. Pigott was arrived there to take the command of the troops...were in no fear of the provincials, whose number...was sa... See More  

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597648

Details of a horrid murder...

Item #597648

June 13, 1795

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 13, 1795  A small-size newspaper which is mostly literary but does have some news items. Page 3 has: "Horrid Murder" with the details (see).

Four pages, light foxing, minor margin wear.

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597576

Death & funeral of Increase Sumner...

Item #597576

June 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 12, 1799 



* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor




Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "Arrangements For The Funeral Of the Late Governor Sumner" including the "Procession from the State House--Funeral Escort" showing the position of the "corpse" and the pall bearers (see). Nice to have in this title.

Four... See More  

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597528

Rumors about the war...

Item #597528

August 02, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 2, 1777  Page 2 includes: "The last advices received from Gen. Howe...mention that he was then in motion with the main body of the army in the Jerseys to attack Philadelphia...consequently that the various reports of the defeat of Gen. Howe and Lord Cornwallis are without foundation....Notwithstanding all that has appeared in the papers about Gen... See More  

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597522

Cornwallis attacked 10,000 provincials...

Item #597522

July 14, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 14, 1777  Page 2 has: "...advice was received of a very considerable body of the rebel army commanded by Arnold and Sullivan having stole a march and got in the rear of our reserve, had obliged Lord Cornwallis to alter his front & post picquet guards all around him, by which the battalions are greatly weakened." Also: "General Lee, ... See More  

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597350

Boundary dispute with the Cherokees...

Item #597350

December 25, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1770 



* Cherokee Indians



Page 2 has a short item headed "America" with a Charleston dateline concerning a meeting with Indians over a border dispute.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.

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597349

News from America...

Item #597349

June 29, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 29, 1773 



* New York-Massachusetts boundary dispute



Inside has a report headed: "America" which includes a report of a planned meeting between the governors of New York & Massachusetts over the boundary line dispute. Also reports from Newport, New London, and Philadelphia (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$29.00
597162

One of the less common, early titles...

Item #597162

May 19, 1708

THE REHEARSAL, London, May 19, 1708



* Rare 18th century title



A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. By Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Content is discussion of various topics as listed just above the dateline. Unusual & seldom found. 12 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Minor archival mend on the reverse, very nice co
... See More  

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$38.00
597077

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #597077

May 24, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1777  Page 2 has a few reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "From Connecticut that the jail in that colony are filled with loyal Americans who are treated in the most barbarous manner. Some are chained on their backs to the floor & others so loaded with irons that they can hardly walk...General Lee has a good room in New Yor... See More  

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$57.00
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