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659755

Great article on the kindness of Native Americans...

Item #659755

October 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Inside has over a full page taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Philadelphia" on "Indian Generosity and Humanity", an uncommonly nice, complim... See More  

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659753

Effect on non-importation in America, a result of the Sugar Act...

Item #659753

July 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Inside has a nearly half page letter from New York which relates the results of the non-importation merchants are abiding to in consequence of the Sugar Act: "The late ... See More  

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659751

Indian troubles in South Carolina... A new coffee discovered...

Item #659751

June 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June,  1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Near the back is a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning whaling, and another item from Maryland on the discovery of: "...a new sort of coffee, equally go... See More  

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$38.00
659640

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #659640

January 01, 1756

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1756 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for reviving & continuing an Act for the Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their persons...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, very... See More  

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$35.00
659559

An insurrection in Philadelphia... Washington in New Jersey...

Item #659559

January 09, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 9, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The back page has a letter beginning: "In order that the public may not be misled into a notion of the respectability of a body of persons calling themselves Loyalists, who are shortly to assemble in Great Queen Street & in the phrenzy of a drunken revel to celebr... See More  

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659538

Britons critical of the war in America...

Item #659538

January 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 2, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pages 3 and 4 have two lengthy, editorial-style letters reflecting on the Revolutionary War, most thoughts being critical of England's management of it.

The first begins: "The Americans, justly incensed at our unworthy & ungenerous treatment of  them, have at len... See More  

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$68.00
659534

Displayable plate... BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven...

Item #659534
From the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  The print is of "A Design for a BRIDGE over Yarmouth Haven Drawn by Mr. Samuel Bream". This is the print only, not the complete magazine, which would very nice framed. See photo for details.

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659531

Anti-Jacobite Creed... The importance of Nova Scotia...

Item #659531
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1748  The issue begins with an: "Extract of a Letter Giving an Account of a Survey of the N. West Coast of England..." with a small print on page 2 (see). Also in this issue: "Of the Invention of Shorthand" with a full page of characters of words (see); "An Anti-Jacobite's Creed, Alluding to Indiscriminate Charges in ... See More  

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659525

North Carolina General Assembly is dissolved...

Item #659525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1770  Among the articles are: "Difficulty of Explaining the Scripture" "Origin of Rhyming" "Reasons Against a New War" 'History & Antiquity of Berkley Castle" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. There is a brief mention of ... See More  

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659436

An "Extraordinary" issue of this title...

Item #659436

April 23, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Boston, April 23, 1790  An uncommon single sheet "Extra" printing outside the regular cycle of this newspaper.

Half of the front page is taken up with detailed reports from the: "Congress of America" carrying over to page 2 as well.

Four pages, single sheet, very nice condition.

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659435

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #659435

April 22, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 22, 1790 



* President George Washington

* Alexander McGillivray




Inside has a report of "Duels", as well as an attack by Indians, and a letter from Savannah, Georgia, beginning: "McGillivrary, there is reason to fear, is still meditating mischief of some sort or another..." amongst the Creek Indian... See More  

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659434

An "Extraordinary" issue of this title, with three Acts signed by John Hancock...

Item #659434

April 20, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Boston, April 20, 1790 



* John Hancock acts signed

* Massachusetts governor




An uncommon single sheet "Extra" printing outside the regular cycle of this newspaper.

Half of the front side is taken up with 3 Acts of the Mass. Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: John Hancock.

Half of the back is taken up with ads including fiv... See More  

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659432

Very handsome & displayable masthead...

Item #659432

April 09, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 9, 1790 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Illustrated advertisements




Half of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from the: "Congress of America". Also six large illustrated ads for houses for sale.

Various news of the day inside with most of page 3 taken up with the: "Prices In the State L... See More  

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659427

Very handsome & displayable masthead...

Item #659427

March 04, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 4, 1790 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




All of the front page is taken up with lengthy & detailed reports of: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States" and includes talk: "On the Report o the Secretary of the Treasury".

Various news of the day inside and a... See More  

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659426

Four documents signed in type by John Hancock...

Item #659426

February 18, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Feb. 18, 1790 



* John Hancock signed in type



Most of the front page is taken up with lengthy & detailed reports of: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States".

Page 3 contains four "Resolves" from the Mass. Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: John Hancock.

Four pages... See More  

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659397

Reports on the Indians...

Item #659397

April 22, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 22, 1795 



* Uncommon title

* Native Americans




Page 3 has a report from "Pittsburgh" prefaced with: "We are informed that a party of land-jobbers from the neighbourhood of Whelin [Wheeling?], have returned there & brought in with them an Indian Scalp. The circumstances as related to us are as follows:..." and... See More  

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659375

No use of Pennsylvania rivers for hostile purposes...

Item #659375

April 29, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 29, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century American publication



Page 3 has a document from Pennsylvania concerning: "...whenever a fleet, squadron or ship of any belligerent nation shall clearly & unequivocally use the rivers...of Pennsylvania as a station in order to carry on hostile expedition from thence...the President deems suc... See More  

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659374

Proclamation by General Anthony Wayne...

Item #659374

April 25, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 25, 1795  Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" signed in type by Anthony Wayne, for establishing a permanent peace with all the Indian tribes and nations northwest of the Ohio River.

Four pages, never-trimmed, two binding holes at the spine, some damp staining.

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659373

Fortifications of ports & harbors of the United States...

Item #659373

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  Various news & ads of the day including an illustrated stagecoach ad. The front page begins with a: "Report from the Department of War Relative to the Fortification of the Ports and Harbours of the United States" with specifics on Salem, Marblehead, New London, New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, A... See More  

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659372

Washington reduces the size of the cent and half cent coins...

Item #659372

January 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Jan. 30, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Coinage - coins - U.S. mint




Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" concerning the: "...act establishing a mint & regulating the coins of the United States.." which relates to the reduction of the size of the copper coin due to the increased cost of copper. It is signed in type by the Pre... See More  

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659370

Details on a ship wreck... Death of a governor...

Item #659370

January 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 23, 1796  Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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659369

Letters signed by John Jay...

Item #659369

January 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 16, 1796 



* John Jay's Treaty - letters



Page 3 has several letters concerning John Jay including two signed in type by him as governor of the state of New York. Much other news of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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659368
Item #659368

January 13, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 13, 1796  Much of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with reports from discussions in Congress.

Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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659331

Henry Knox and Alexander Hamilton... Last issue in New York...

Item #659331

October 13, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 13, 1790  This issue might  be more desirable for what's in the dateline rather than in the text, as this was the last issue of this famous newspaper to be published in New York City. When the nation's capital moved from New York to Philadelphia this newspaper moved as well as it was the "voice" of the government to all who r... See More  

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659321

This historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659321

August 07, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 7, 1790



* United States Funding Act of 1790

* President George Washington signs

* Also John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




Taking about a full page of text, including almost all of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This w... See More  

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659252

The federal "edifice" is complete...

Item #659252

December 26, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Dec. 26, 1789  A page 3 report from Boston dated December 16 concerns the ratification of the Constitution by all of the states, except Rhode Island. The report reads in full: "The Twelve States of America, convened in Federal Convention, which proposed the Constitution, have now all adopted, ratified and confirmed it. The Edifice may now be declar... See More  

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659247

Two George Washington signatures in italics...

Item #659247

August 12, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, August 12, 1789  Page 2 has a message from the President to the House of Representatives. In his letter the President expresses his concern about the Indians and a "...uniform and effective system for the militia...", signed in italics: Geo. Washington.

Another message on pg. 2 to the House: "...to protect the frontiers from the depredat... See More  

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659236

End the war in America!

Item #659236

November 11, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 11, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The back page begins with a letter: "To the Merchants, Manufacturers, & Others Affected by the American War" which is a plea to end the war. It contains: "To petition our superiors for redress, or to reason with them is in vain. They are only to be influenced by... See More  

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659233

On the charges against General Burgoyne... British brutality in New Jersey...

Item #659233

November 09, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 9, 1779  Over half of page 2 is taken u with correspondences between the British Secretary of War and General Burgoyne concerning the charges against the latter: "...that your not returning to America and joining the troops, prisoners under the convention of Saratoga, is considered as a neglect of duty and disobedience of orders...".

The back ... See More  

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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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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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659143

Military actions in the South...

Item #659143

August 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 14, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The back page has some: "American News" taken from the Boston Evening Post, including: "...that Congress have nearly accomplished the important measure for establishing the credit of our currency...that there is now no naval force at Rhode Island except two... See More  

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659142

On the victory at Charleston plus so much more...

Item #659142

August 12, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 12, 1779  The ftpg. has a brief bit: "...A letter from New York...says that Gen. Prevost has been obliged to retreat from before Charles Town, but had got safe back to Fort Beaufort without the loss of any men...".

Pages 3 & 4 have much war reporting including: "...That Gen. Prevost had summoned the inhabitants of Charles Town to surr... 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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659124

Clinton's captures up the Hudson... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #659124

July 13, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 13, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Half of page 2 is taken up with content relating to America including: "A Proclamation" by the king of England, beginning: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our enemies to invade this our kingdom...".

Also a letter from Gen... See More  

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659122

Rest of Europe supports American independence...

Item #659122

July 06, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 6, 1779  Page 3 has over a full column on: "To the People of England" which begins: "The fate of America being now finally decided against this country, it behooves you to look deeply, & carefully, into your internal situation & the views & designs of Europe whose general interest it undoubtedly is to maintain & support the... See More  

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659109

Interesting debates in the House of Commons on the war in America...

Item #659109

May 04, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 4, 1779  Page 3 has some lengthy reporting on discussions in the "House of Commons" which include much on the state of the war in America including the examination of the actions of various military officers. One bit notes: "...hoped for a successful campaign; this was at a time when the rebellion was almost crushed & when, if the Gener... 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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659095

Latest from the Revolutionary War...

Item #659095

March 27, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, March 27, 1779  The front page has a list of: "American Prisoners - The following sums have been received towards their relief:...".

The back page has news from New York including a letter signed in type by: John Jay which introduces some documents from Congress concerning relations with France, their new ally.

Also a report that: "General Wa... See More  

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659094

Capture of St. Lucia...

Item #659094

March 25, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, March 25, 1779 



* Capture of St. Lucia, West Indies

* Battle of Morne de la Vierge

* American Revolutionary War




Much of pages 2, 3 and 4 have a wealth of content concerning the capture of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, including the full text of the Articles of Capitulation and related correspondences.

The capture of St Lucia was the result of a campaig... See More  

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659062

Making tobacco... Wilberforce on slavery...

Item #659062

August 05, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 5, 1789 



* African slave trade

* William Wilberforce

* Early tobacco market




The front page has: "Extracts From American Essays--On The Manufacture Of Tobacco." Page 2 has: "Extracts from the Instructions of some of the Bailiwicks in France relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade".

A page 3 item says: "Mr. Wilb... See More  

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659059

The Department of State is created...

Item #659059

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789



* Department of State creation



  Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

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658975

British officers know the truth about the situation in America...

Item #658975

February 13, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 13, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The back page has an interesting item: "All the officers of character lately come from America laugh at the acquisition of Georgia, and the supposed dissensions amongst the people of America, as probable grounds of an accommodation. From a variety of the best reasons, they kn... See More  

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$36.00
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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658849

Jailed for support of the Americans... No independence for America...

Item #658849

April 09, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 9, 1782 



* Rare Revolutionary War publication



Page 2 includes: "The enemy in New York are busy in prosecuting their canal...They are also erecting a line of works on Long Island...His Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON and his Lady arrived last Monday at Head Quarters, New-Burg, in good health."

Page 3 has a repor... See More  

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$370.00
658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

* Battle of Saint Kitts - British vs. French Navy




Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and T... See More  

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$255.00
658847

Reaction to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658847

March 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782  Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More  

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658846

Criticizing the King's speech... British snobbish after Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #658846

March 19, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782 



* re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender

* King George III speech criticized




Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the ... See More  

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658845

Criticizing the King's speech... Independence is not to be granted...

Item #658845

March 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 12, 1782 



* George III of the United Kingdom

* American independence in question




A full column on the ftpg. & a full column on page 2 are taken up with: "Common Sense on the King of England's Speech" in which the king stubbornly refuses to admit defeat with the situation in America.

This commentary p... See More  

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658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown




The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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$590.00
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