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647080

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: king wants his ships back...

Item #647080
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779  The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America. But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyne & his defeat at Saratoga, taking several pages & includes: "...The army I commanded,... See More  

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$94.00
592263

Plans for a peace proposal... Rev. War...

Item #592263

October 22, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, October 22, 1779 



* Revolutionary War peace plan ? 



Page 3 has a report of some hope for peace in the Revolutionary War, headed: "Proposals for the final Settlement & Pacification of  the Troubles in America..." which includes 6 points as printed here, the first: "Required that commissioners be appointed to treat, consult,... See More  

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$42.00
658253

Very rare Revolutionary War title, with a wealth of fine content...

Item #658253

October 21, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.

Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received ... See More  

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$1,150.00
659218

Terrific account of the Bon Homme Richard vs. the Serapis: John Paul Jones' historic victory...

Item #659218

October 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 14, 1779  Certainly the prime and most historic content in this issue is the terrific page 1 and 2 report concerning the famous naval battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs. the Serapis "starring" John Paul Jones.

The report is primarily a lengthy & very detailed letter--taking over one-quarter of the front page & concluding on page 2--sign... See More  

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663353

John Paul Jones captures the Serapis...

Item #663353

October 12, 1779

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 Pear... See More  

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$385.00
658749

Very lengthy letter by Ben Franklin... British generals say America cannot be conquered...

Item #658749

September 09, 1779

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: "... See More  

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646048

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #646048

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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658748

British account of the Battle of Stono Ferry, and the Battle of Chemung, New York...

Item #658748

September 02, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More  

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$940.00
659157

Very rare map of Plymouth Sound, England...

Item #659157

August 24, 1779

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 Ins... See More  

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659141

The defeat of General Prevost in South Carolina...

Item #659141

August 10, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 10, 1779 



* British General Augustine Prevost

* Unsuccessful raid on Charleston SC




Page 3 has a report: "...arrived in town from Portsmouth with the news of the defeat of Gen. Prevost. The fact of General Prevost's defeat is now confirmed beyond the possibility of doubt. On the 13th and 14 of June two engagements were fought near Charles ... See More  

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660094

Washington cannot be dislodged...

Item #660094

August 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779



* General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Near the back is a full page headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker on events at Jamaica.

Also a report noting: "...The American fort commanded by General McDougal was so strong, being situated in a mountainous & almost inaccessib... See More  

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656881

News from America...

Item #656881

July 10, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, July 10, 1779  The second page has a dateline of Whitehall, July 10, 1779 and carries news the "Extract of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton Knight of the Bath, to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters, Phillipsburg, June 18, 1779..." with content on America. Other news  and advertisements are within.

Complete in eight pages, some scattered... See More  

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658715

Latest news on the war, in a rare newspaper...

Item #658715

July 01, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779   



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue.

The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also ... See More  

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598014

Americans about to give up?

Item #598014

June 30, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 30, 1779  Page 2 has a report from Portsmouth, Virginia, concerning a naval encounter (see). Also: "...that the night before he conducted in an express from Butler to Sir Henry Clinton, who confirms the account that 300 rebel troops who were going to the relief of Wyoming had been all cut off by the Indians...further brought in an account that a ... 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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659113

Clinton accused of an assassination attempt upon the governor of New Jersey...

Item #659113

June 05, 1779

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 ... See More  

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644298

John Burgoyne.... Regarding the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #644298
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1779  The first five pages are a: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes various discussions concerning the Revolutionary War, including one interesting bit: "...told us the bulk of the people are our friends; that the Congress was chosen by a faction; that they held their seats by force; that their tyranny ... See More  

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597936

Livington accuses General Clinton of an assassination attempt...

Item #597936

May 31, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 31, 1779 



* William Livingston, New Jersey Governor

* General Sir Henry Clinton




Page 3 has a very interesting letter from William Livingston, titular governor of New Jersey, to Sir Henry Clinton, in which Livingston accuses Clinton of hiring a person to assassinate him: "...that I am possessed of the most authentic proofs of a General Offi... See More  

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658301

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658301

May 27, 1779

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, w... See More  

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591927

General John Burgoyne...

Item #591927

May 25, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 25, 1779  Most of page 2 is taken up with further discussions in the House of Commons on the conduct of General Howe. Page 3 has from the "House of Commons: "General Burgoyne rose and recapitulated the whole of the American war in which he had been concerned...". An update notes: "...from Virginia...brings advice that nothing had yet... 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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591924

Reflecting upon the events of the on-going war...

Item #591924

May 14, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 14, 1779 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title



Inside has a lengthy discussion in the "House of Commons" concerning the actions of General Grey and Howe in the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...That the southern expedition was the only effectual diversion of Gen. Washington's army in favour of our northern forces...harassed b... See More  

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658691

Proclamation by John Jay... The latest war news...

Item #658691

April 08, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #4 issue.

Some war news inside including an item: "...a party of the enemy...landed from a galley below Tarry-Town, were luckily early discovered by our people... See More  

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594434

A letter signed by John Jay...

Item #594434

April 05, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 5, 1779 



* Revolutionary War 

* John Jay letter
 



Page 2 has a letter from Congress, prefaced with a note of explanation signed in type by: John Jay, concerning disavowing a publication which appeared in the Penna. Packet newspaper (see photos). Also a report from the Boston Gazette that: "General Washington, upon application to ... See More  

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659103

General Lincoln occupying Georgia...

Item #659103

April 03, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, April 3, 1779  Page 3 has a letter from Charleston which includes: "We learn that General Lincoln with 7000 regular troops has taken possession of several advantageous posts between the British forces and the town of Savannah. General Moultrie, with a large body of militia, is also marched to oppose General Campbell as he advances and the whole province ... See More  

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637919

Two consecutive issues have a lengthy speech regarding America...

Item #637919

April 01, 1779

* Speeches on America during American Revolutionary War

* 2 original issues from the enemy




THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of consecutive  issues containing in full the lengthy: "Governor Johnston's Speech...on Mr. Fox's Motion for a Vote of Censure on Administration for not Sending out a Reinforcement earlier last year to Lord Howe at New York" which obviously has... See More  

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597933

Pennsylvania is ripe for revolt...

Item #597933

March 20, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 20, 1779  The front page has a brief yet interesting item: "...the subject of their deliberations are said to have been on some offers made by the  Court of Versailles to compromise the present differences. His Majesty of France has repeatedly declared that he is heartily tired of the American war & equally so of his American allies.&qu... See More  

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597195

On the exchange of prisoners...

Item #597195
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779  Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee (see for portions).

Near the back under &... See More  

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655988

On the exchange of prisoners...

Item #655988
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779  Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Near the back under "American News&... 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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636688

Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #636688
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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667888

Treaty with France...

Item #667888
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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670192

Capture of Savannah by the British...

Item #670192
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1779



* Capture of Savannah, Georgia

* British General Archibald Campbell




The highlight would be the historic letter from Lt. Colonel Campbell to Lord George Germaine dated from Savannah, January 16, 1779. The letter provides much details on battle events in that theater of the war and includes this capture of Savannah from General Robert Howe on Decem... See More  

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658968

Letter to the King very critical of being in the war... Situation is bad in America?

Item #658968

December 29, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778  The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Ame... See More  

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622091

Obeying the "rules of war'... Hopes for an early end to the war...

Item #622091

December 24, 1778

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 24, 1778  The front page has a lengthy report to the King concerning following the "rules of war" in the prosecution of their goals in America. Heading the article is a quote: "Nothing will be done in American contrary to the practice of the most civilized nations in Europe." The bottom of the ftpg. has another letter ... See More  

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657042

Discussing Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation: England's last attempt at reconciliation...

Item #657042

December 02, 1778

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE--Supplement for 1778  This supplemental issue was issued at the end of the year. There is nice reporting on discussions in the House of Commons on Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation, which was England's last offer for a reconciliation. It includes: "...the part of the Proclamation which gave such an alarm, to be nothing more than a warning to t... See More  

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641357

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga... Foldout map of Dominica...

Item #641357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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650215

The British make a desperate attempt to reach a peaceful settlement in the war...

Item #650215

December 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1778  Over 3 pages are taken up with a: "Manifesto and Proclamation by His  Majesty's American Commissioners" being a seemingly last ditch effort to come to some agreement for a peace with the American colonies. One bit notes: "...we again declare that we are ready to concur in all satisfactory & just arrangements for securin... See More  

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642290

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island... Map of Dominica...

Item #642290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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651050

America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #651050
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778  Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East", and more.

The most significant co... See More  

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615582

America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #615582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778  Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East" , and more.

The most significant c... See More  

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643525

Letter concerning "...the ingrates of America..."

Item #643525

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778  Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More  

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662937

"Extraordinary" issue on the Battle of Monmouth...

Item #662937

August 24, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 24, 1778



* Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey

* Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible.

The purpose of this issue is t... See More  

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662935

Wealth of fine Revolutionary War reports...

Item #662935

June 13, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 13, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The ftpg. has a letter form General W. Howe to Lord George Germain datelined from Phila., May 11, 1778. A few bits include: "...honour to inform your Lordship of Sir Henry Clinton's arrival here...Since the earliest return of Spring a succession of detachments from he... See More  

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660040

Battle at Bordentown... Washington's sympathetic letter to Burgoyne...

Item #660040

June 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1778  Near the back are 1 1/2 pages headed: "American Affairs". Included is a letter signed by: W. Howe announcing his replacement, Sir Henry Clinton, has arrived, and Howe will soon be leaving for  England. He also comments on recent military events under his leadership.

Also included is a nice account of the battle at Bordentown, New Jerse... See More  

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651244

Washington, Howe, and Burgoyne...

Item #651244
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778  An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. W... See More  

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$78.00
569685

Following the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #569685

May 16, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1778 



* re. Battle of Saratoga surrender 

* General John Burgoyne 




Page 2 includes: "Yesterday...General Burgoyne arrived in town from Rhode Island...The purpose of Gen. Burgoyne's message is said to be to solicit a ratification of the convention he concluded at Saratoga with Gen. Gates or if that cannot be done (because such a... See More  

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666223

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... Much concerning the war...

Item #666223

April 18, 1778

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 &q... See More  

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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

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 pers... See More  

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$345.00
661422

Howe's Proclamation... The trouble with war...

Item #661422

March 18, 1778

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in par... See More  

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$355.00
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