George Washington & The Revolutionary War

Experience the American Revolutionary War like you've never have before. When you own an original, authentic Revolutionary War newspaper featuring coverage of the war, you will discover what it felt like to live at that time and read about the momentous events taking place.

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George Washington & The Revolutionary War

Experience the American Revolutionary War like you&#39;ve never have before. When you own an original, authentic <a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/entry/revolutionary_war">Revolutionary War newspaper</a> featuring coverage of the war, you will discover what it felt like to live at that time and read about the momentous events taking place.<br /> <br /> <div style="text-align: left;"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="color:#800000;"><strong>*Select to view only issues printed in: &nbsp; <span style="font-size:20px;"><a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=Revolutionary-War-American">America</a></span>&nbsp; &nbsp;or &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size:20px;"><a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=Revolutionary-War-British">Great Britain</a></span></strong></span></span></div>
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559420

Five British newspapers from the 1760's - 1790's...

Item #559420
(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.

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$48.00
583755

News from America...

Item #583755

September 13, 1773

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 13, 1773 



* Native American Indians



Page 2 has a full column of reporting under "America" with reports from Charleston with much on the situation with the Cherokee & Creek Indians, and also bits noting: "...vessels belonging to Rhode Island...carried into New Providence are, we hear, both condemned. One of them had 18 ch... See More  

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$46.00
670468

On the troubles in Boston...

Item #670468

April 01, 1774

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1774 



* Prelude to the Revolutionary War



Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.

In "Debates in the Political Club' is mention that: "Lord North said, that the test of the Bostonians will not be the indemnification of the East-India company alone, it will remain in the breast... See More  

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$63.00
640255

Ben Franklin... The "second" Boston Tea Party...

Item #640255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1774 



* The Second Boston Tea Party

* Dr. Benjamin Franklin




Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement... See More  

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$117.00
670472

The non-importation issue, and much more...

Item #670472

July 01, 1774

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1774  Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.

Eight pages are taken up with; Debates In the Political Club Room" which includes talk of the Quebec Bill and the tensions concerning Canada.

Near the back is much reporting on the tensions with the American colonies, too much to report  in... See More  

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$77.00
659923

On the Quebec Act, and taking America...

Item #659923

October 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1774 



* Quebec Act - Intolerable Acts

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




Within the issue is a letter: 'Observations on the Quebec Act" which was one of the hated Coercive Acts. 

Over a full page is headed: "On The American Measures" which includes: "...Had the taxing of America, when first proposed, & the measures ... See More  

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$58.00
649969

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #649969

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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$15,800.00
215703

Three Revolutionary War newspapers, with war news...

Item #215703
THE LONDON CHRONICLE (three issues)  England, dated 1775, 1776, and 1777 - all with war news.

The set of issues contain 8 pages/each, from during the Revolutionary War., each containing actual Revolutionary War news.  The issues also include a wide variety of additional content including news reports, political reports, advertisements, etc., which give a flavor of life in England during... See More  

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$227.00
666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775  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.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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659976

Much on the hated Massachusetts Government Act, one of the Intolerable Acts...

Item #659976

March 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1775  Terrific American content including: "An Abstract of the Bill for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America" which takes nearly 2 pages. This is followed by the: "Lords Protest Against the Above Bill" which is nearly 3 pages.

This was the "Massachusetts Government Act", o... See More  

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$73.00
656437

Mention of the Suffolk Resolves...

Virginia Governor Dunmore warns against illegal meetings...

Item #656437

March 31, 1775

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.

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$4,950.00
639730

British and Americans preparing for war...

Item #639730
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1775  The first article is a continued debate: "...respecting the Situation of Affairs in America" with discussion of the potential consequences of action, This report takes over 5 pages. Included is: "...If a universal resistance to the civil government of America...if denying a free & reciprocal interchange of British ... See More  

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$69.00
673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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$18,500.00
666073

Much on the tensions with America: "God knows how this will end"...

Item #666073

April 14, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Apr. 14, 1775 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.

Interesting that just 5 days after this issue was printed the battle of Lexington & Concord began the Revolutionary War.

The ftpg... See More  

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$4,800.00
656497

Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  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.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

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$5,650.00
644253

Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident




The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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670456

Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...

Item #670456
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  Formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine' but much less commonly found.

A very historic issue as it contains a great report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.

This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the ... See More  

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$355.00
656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

Item #656585

July 07, 1775

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 W... See More  

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$10,000.00
655592

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #655592

July 14, 1775

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 colonia... See More  

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$13,790.00
670458

Declaring war against the American colonies... Print of General Howe...

Item #670458

August 01, 1775

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, August, 1775  A very significant issue as near the back under "Domestic Intelligence" is: "By The King, A PROCLAMATION For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition" by King George III of England, which was essentially the document in which he declared war against the American colonies. Also of significance is: "A Proclamation" s... See More  

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$340.00
661535

The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

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 Briti... See More  

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$940.00
662284

British plan for conquering America... British soldiers complain... A price on Washington's head...

Item #662284

November 11, 1775

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 Susqu... See More  

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596479

Americans are tired of fighting...

Item #596479

November 20, 1775

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Nov. 20, 1775 



* Americans wanting to quit?

* Thomas Gage




The front page has much on: "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes some discussion concerning the situation in America but no battle reports. More such reporting on page 2. One item notes: "...It may be depended upon that the Americans in general are tired of being soldi... See More  

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662676

On proposing peace with the Americans... Franklin's son on independence...

Item #662676

November 25, 1775

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."... See More  

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$433.00
663981

Lengthy letter to General Gates... Benedict Arnold on to Canada...

Item #663981

November 30, 1775

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT, Scotland, Nov. 30, 1775  Inside has an article: "The Fair American, A True Story". Also under the heading: "America" is a: "...Letter from Thomas Johnson to Horatio Gates, dated Annapolis, Aug. 18, 1775" which includes in part: "...You & I and America in general may almost universally wish, in the first place, ... See More  

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$49.00
650107

On the Restraining Act...

Item #650107

December 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1775  Nearly 9 pages are taken up with: "Debates Of a Political Society" which is essentially reports of discussions in Parliament, much of it concerning the troubles between England and the American colonies. And much of it is discussion on the American Restraining Act. Photos show only small portions. One item has: "...They will be besi... See More  

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$59.00
672467

Early version of the Articles of Confederation...

Item #672467
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1775  Over three pages taken up with: "Protest entered in the Upper House Against the Bill for Prohibiting all Commercial intercourse with the Confederated Colonies" which is very good reading in defense of America. There is terrific & historic reading taking nearly 2 pages on what is an early version of the Articles of Con
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$265.00
662992

Much on the troubling relations between England & the colonies...

Item #662992

December 23, 1775

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 fa... See More  

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$470.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

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
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$430.00
644351

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #644351
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referre... See More  

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$380.00
663813

Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

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... See More  

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$555.00
644350

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #644350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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$388.00
661436

George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 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 r... See More  

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$665.00
670629

The magical date of 'July, 1776'... No allegiance to the King: John Hancock...

Item #670629

July 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, July, 1776  Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

An inside pg. has a great document headed: "American United Colonies, In Congress, May 15, 1776" which is a statement concerning the lack of ability to give allegiance to the King and the desire to a... See More  

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$75.00
661804

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #661804
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More  

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$3,995.00
671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

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: Joh... See More  

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$610.00
644101

The battle for New York…

Item #644101

October 15, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 15, 1776



* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn

* George Washington vs. William Howe

* Rare Benedict Arnold mention




Included is a noted that: "This Day were Published" various maps of the American colonies as noted.  "London" on page 6 reports that: "…on the 8th New York was attacked by our men of war, etc." and that: "&... See More  

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$215.00
617710

Lengthy account of the siege upon Quebec...

Item #617710

October 19, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec w/ Benedict Arnold

* 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.

Page 2 has a letter from "A soldier" mentioning: "As the public have, no doubt, rec... See More  

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$655.00
662462

Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

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 you... See More  

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$448.00
662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports  on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More  

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$325.00
659477

Great on the Battle of Long Island... Bravery of Benedict Arnold...

Item #659477

November 28, 1776

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 28, 1776  Page 3 has most of a column taken up with fine detail on the historic Battle of Long Island, in which British forces inflicted a crushing defeat on Washington's army.

Other fine content concerning the situation in America. A few bits include: "...that Gen. Howe...proceeded up the North River and...made good his landing without the los... See More  

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$136.00
650332

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #650332
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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$169.00
668796

The Battle of New York with a Revolutionary War map...

Item #668796
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776  



* Battle of Long Island, New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory




A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.

This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which t... See More  

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$490.00
121116

From the midst of the Revolutionary War...

Item #121116
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1777-1779   A fine newspaper from during the middle of the Revolutionary War with varied content, presenting an interesting perspective of what life was like in London--home of the "enemy" of the colonists--during this significant period. Various news of the day and many ads as well.  Any war reports would be minor - or not present at all. The iss... See More  

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$45.00
202927

A London Revolutionary War newspaper...

Item #202927
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1777  A fine issue from during the middle of the Revolutionary War with actual war reporting.  Additional varied content, presenting an interesting perspective of what life was like in London--home of the "enemy" of the colonists--during this historic period, is also included. Various news of the day and many ads as well.  Measures 8 1/2 by 1... See More  

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$100.00
559411

Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #559411
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five (mostly) 2nd-rate issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during this formative period in world history.  Most are 4 pages, and measure about 8 by 11 ... See More  

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$42.00
649259

Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649259
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five (mostly) 2nd-rate issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War.  The lot is a blend of 1st and somewhat 2nd-rate issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during this formative peri... See More  

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$42.00
662118

Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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$72.00
664534

Revolutionary War content in a British newspaper...

Item #664534

January 04, 1777

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 dispos... See More  

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$125.00
666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

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...Whateve... See More  

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$72.00
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