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649252

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #649252
THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.   

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$80.00
667019

Pirates are hanged in Martinique...

Item #667019

June 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1765  Page 6 has over half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston, Boston and Savannah containing various news reports. One bit notes: "...from Martinico...he saw three pirates hanged there; eleven others were also condemned. They belonged to a pirate sloop of six carriage guns...".

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, go... See More  

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666937

Boundary troubles with the Cherokee Indians...

Item #666937

July 17, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1766  An inside page has reports datelined from Charleston, Philadelphia and Annapolis, dealing with various unrelated items.

An additional report from Charleston notes: "...the boundary line between this Province & the Cherokee Indians has been lately run...the Indians express great uneasiness at the limits between their lands & those
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670149

News from NewYork City...

Item #670149

November 03, 1766

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 3, 1766  Page 2 is mostly taken up with news reports headed: "America" with datelines from Martinique and New York, the latter having details concerning a trial.

Four pages, handsome masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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$28.00
649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various ne... See More  

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670139

Early Florida mention...

Item #670139

September 12, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 12, 1767  Page 2 has a report noting that Halifax, Nova Scotia, has: "...upwards of 300 houses have been built in that place within the course of two years...".

Another page has a report taken from "The South Carolina Gazette", mostly taken up with of the Lt. Governor of West Florida which includes: "...What most other Colonie... See More  

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667277

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #667277
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware.

The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & ... See More  

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648488

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #648488
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squa
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667014

Ben Franklin appointed agent...

Item #667014

December 19, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 19, 1771  Inside has a report headed "America" from Philadelphia noting in part: "...Benjamin Franklin, Esq., is appointed Agent for this province at the Court  of Great Britain, for the ensuing year."

Other news of the day, mostly European, plus ads as well. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, great condition.

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670212

Focused on the interests of women...

Item #670212
THE LADY'S MAGAZINE, (London", May, 1772  Formatted very much like the famous "Gentleman's Magazine" but obviously filled with woman's concerns near the back are news reports from England, and other places in Europe.

A full page allegorical plate is present: "The Unexpected Return".

Lacking the full title/contents page.

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 ... See More  

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667833

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667833
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purcha... See More  

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659889

The deception of Sarah Wilson: "sister" of Queen Charlotte of England...

Item #659889

June 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1773  The most intriguing article is that headed: "America" near the back of the issue. It is the story of Sarah Wilson, who passed herself off as the sister of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. There is a website about her fascinating deception as well as a book about her life.

The full page plate of "William Lord Russell" is the on... See More  

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659890

Inhabitants of New Zealand... Plate of Algernon Sidney...

Item #659890

July 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1773  Near the back is a nearly full column report headed: "America - New York". Also an article: "Interesting Anecdotes of the Life of Algernon Sydney, the English Patriot" as well as a full page plate of him. Sidney was an English politician who was accused of platting against the life of Charles II, for which he would be executed.

Ov... See More  

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670470

The "2nd" Boston Tea Party...

Item #670470

May 01, 1774

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

The most notable report is the historic reporting of the "2nd Boston Tea Party" which mentions: "...a number of persons entered the brig Fortune, Capt. Gorham, who arrived from London on the preceding day, and stove 28 and a half chests ... See More  

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667960

The petition of the American Congress to the King...

Item #667960
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775

This issue has a nice variety of pre-Revolutionary War content including a "Genuine Copy of the Petition from the American General Congress to his Majesty". The explicit but deferentially-worded petition, which is quite detailed taking close to 3 pages, contains a list of grievances and more, and closes with: "We therefore most ea
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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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670461

The latest news from America on the Revolutionary War...

Item #670461

November 01, 1775

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, November, 1775  Formatted very much like 'Gentleman's Magazine' but a much less common title.

There are various "Political Debates" on the military situation in America and what it might take to be victorious, portions shown in the photos. Included are "Debates on the Land Tax ill as it relates to funding for the war in America.

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663891

Capture of Ethan Allen....

Item #663891

November 16, 1775

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1775  Inside has a letter to the King noting in part: "...with equal sorrow & surprise that we find ourselves called upon to express our abhorrence & detestation of those rebellious violences into which some of your majesty's subjects on the continent of America have been unhappily deluded..." with more.

Und... See More  

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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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659508

Battle of White Plains... Franklin in France...

Item #659508

December 19, 1776

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 19, 1776  The front page has a report noting: "Dr. Benjamin Franklin is arrived at Paris. He left Philadelphia on the 31st of October & arrived at Nantz last Friday in one of the American armed ships of 18 guns...is said Dr. Franklin has carried to the French Court the ratification of a treaty, which Mr. Deane has been some time negociating betw... See More  

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649259

Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649259
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five issues of this famous newspaper, one each from 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years in and around 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 period in world history. Most are 4 pages, a... See More  

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659726

Great accounts of the war in New Jersey & elsewhere... Washington named Lord Protector...

Item #659726

March 18, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING-POST, England, March 18, 1777  Pages 3 and 4 contains much news concerning the war in America including: "...We are in daily expectation of a visit from 7000 New England forces on their march to this place...that General Howe had drawn all the forces off Long Island to New York to protect that city. The King's army have evacuated all Jersey north of Amboy..." ... See More  

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666883

Much on taxation... noting the 4th of July...

Item #666883

April 29, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 29, 1777  Page 3 has an item noting: "...reported so far as relate to government mention that after a large detachment of the King's troops on the island had been sent as a reinforcement to Gen. Howe's army in the Jerseys, the rebels had made several attempts to repossess themselves and drive away the King's forces...they retired without c... See More  

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659884

Americans have Cornwallis surrounded...

Item #659884

May 31, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 31, 1777  Much of page 2 is taken up with reports on the debates in the House o Lords which includes various discussion on the situation in America. Page 3 has: "...that Lord Cornwallis, with 8000 men...are surrounded by the Americans...The Americans have also erected strong batteries along the shore of Rariton River...General Howe have been embarked... See More  

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666898

Ben Franklin in Paris... Preparing for battle in New Jersey... Judaica...

Item #666898

June 14, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1777  A report from Paris begins: "Thursday last Dr. Franklin had an interview with Lord Stormont; the conversation lasted three hours..." and a bit further down is mention that "...an American privateer bound to Boston...had a packet of letters on board from Dr. Franklin for the Congress. These letters are said to contain assurances that... See More  

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660019

Washington and Howe, and more...

Item #660019

October 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 2, 1777  Page 3 has a report from London beginning: "An officer in General Howe's army has written to his wife in Dublin a very melancholy account of the late expedition of the Howes...found themselves repulsed by General Washington's whole army. The conflict was sharp & after prodigies of valour on both sides the British troops were obl... See More  

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660039

Latest news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #660039

May 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1778  There is much on discussions in Parliament, one bit including: "...With regard to the American independency, if the Americans could be persuaded to give up the idea, he would be one of  the first to vote for retaining them dependent on the sovereignty of Great Britain; but as he was confined they would not, he was anxious to keep them as alli... 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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671770

Broadside edition on the Battle of Ushant...

Item #671770

August 03, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 3, 1778  A rare single sheet broadside edition (printed on the front side only), published outside the normal printing schedule due to an historic report.

This issue has the details of the Battle of Ushant, fought between French & British fleets 100 miles west of Ushant, a French island at the mouth of the English Channel off the north-west... See More  

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658972

A middle-ground approach to the war in America...

Item #658972

February 06, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 6, 1779  The back page has a brief yet very interesting report: "The total abandonment of America has brought on some little struggles in the Cabinet within these few days. Some were so frugal & conscientious to talk of the expense and the impracticability of holding it. Others still asked for more money and more blood. A middle course is said t... See More  

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670193

Revolutionary War in the Caribbean...

Item #670193
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1779  There are some news reports near the back of the issue including various intelligence on naval events in the Caribbean relating to the Revolutionary.

Both plates called for are present, including a nice print of the Casterig Stone Circle in Keswick, England, with a related article. The other is a print of the "Princess Royal".

Complete in... See More  

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663034

The siege of Pondicherry, India...

Item #663034

March 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, March 18, 1779  The entire issue is taken up with various reports concerning the Siege of Pondicherry, a military action in India which was part of the Anglo-French War. Included is: "Capitulation for Pondicherry" which includes all 26 Articles of the capitulation signed in type by Hector Munro and Edward Vernon at the "camp before Pon... 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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671801

Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

Item #671801
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779  Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; t
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667946

Death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii... Benjamin Franklin...

Item #667946
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Jan., 1780  This issue contains in the "Historical Chronicle" near the back the report as shown in the photos, a significant announcement of the death of Captain Cook, reading in part: "...gives the melancholy account of the celebrated Capt. Cooke, late commander of that sloop (Resolution), with four of his private mariners, having been kil... See More  

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663734

An "Extra" issue on the Battle of Martinique...

Item #663734

May 25, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE--EXTRAORDINARY, England, May 25, 1780  "Extraordinary" issues were printed outside the normal printing schedule when notable news needed to get to the public as quickly as possible.

This extraordinary issue is entirely taken up with the report on the Battle of Martinique, including the letter from Sir George Rodney to Mr. Stephens, dated on board the Sandwich nea... See More  

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666950

Much on the latest reports from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666950

September 01, 1780

THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, September, 1780  A half column is taken up with an: "Extract from a Letter by a Female Indian in America, to the Ladies of New York" from 1754.

Inside has over 5 pages taken up with a continued & detailed account of the latest from Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America". Some fin... See More  

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649287

1781 Revolutionary War military pay document...

Item #649287
FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.

Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.

The photo is re... See More  

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658553

Much on events in the South: General Greene & others...

Item #658553

March 13, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 13, 1781   



* Rare Revolutionary War title

* General Nathanael Greene

* Events in the South




Most of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the: "Account of the Examination& Commitment of John Trumbull, for High Treason", some of the "rebel governor" of Connecticut who was ... See More  

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667939

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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658844

Washington offers pardon to deserters from the army...

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March 05, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 5, 1782 



* Rare Revolutionary War publication

* General George Washington pardons




The feature of this issue is the: "PROCLAMATION" which appears near the top of page 2, signed in type by: George Washington. It mentions in part: "Whereas there is good reason to believe that there are many deserters from t... See More  

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671974

Inquiring as to why Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown...

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March 11, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 11, 1782  The top of page 2 has a report from the House of Lords concerning: "...summoned to go into an enquiry on the causes of the loss of Lord Cornwallis's army at York Town...the opinion of this committee that a principal cause of the loss of the army under the command of Earl Cornwallis at York Town arose from the want of a sufficie... See More  

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660235

Very descriptive of St. Lucia...

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April 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1782  Inside has over a full page article: "An Account of  the Island of St. Lucia" which is very descriptive. The accompanying map called for is lacking. The other plate called for is lacking as well.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.



Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more s... See More  

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644609

The Captain Huddy and Captain Asgill affair...

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July 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War



Page 3 has a nice accounting of the controversial hanging of American patriot Capt. Huddy and the resulting Asgill Affair including: "...Capt. Lippencot (the executioner of Capt. Huddy) was under trial of a court martial...that he would be condemned & punished; for it has been proved that he deliberately... See More  

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644612

Ben Franklin and John Jay in Paris...

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July 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1782   Page 4 has letter No. III of: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War...", which begins: "The Americans were the first in opening the campaign in 1777. Their army was collected toward the end of May at the camp at Middlebrook..." with a great deal of fine content on the conduct of the Revolutionary War, taking all of pg. ... See More  

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649646

Celebrating news of peace... Loyalists not happy...

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April 05, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 5, 1783  Page 5 has a notable report: "...Capt. Humphries, from New York to London...sailed from New York...and the Captain says that on the morning of the said day, peace was proclaimed at New York and Valley Forge, in consequence of advices from Europe; that the preliminaries had been signed the 20th of January; he adds, that the murmurs & disco... See More  

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651233

Trouble in dealing with the Loyalists...

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November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783



* Closing events of the Revolutionary War



The ftpg. has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "The arts of factious demagogues have hitherto prevented a calm consideration of those articles of the treaty that respect the Loyalists...certain obnoxious characters that it is imagined will not he permitted to return."

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

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THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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671785

Ben Franklin is well at 85... Rare mention of John Witherspoon...

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June 29, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 29, 1784  Page 4 has a brief item noting: "The celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin was on 'Change to-day, and looks remarkably well for one of the age of 85; he appeared to be in high spirits."

Page 3 mentions in part: "...arrived here [Edinburgh] the Rev. Dr. Witherspoon, late a member of the American Congress...several gentlemen gave... See More  

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668650

First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

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February 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785  Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the title/contents page. 

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