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660235

Very descriptive of St. Lucia...

Item #660235

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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$28.00
660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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$375.00
660208

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War...

Item #660208

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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$37.00
660196

Captain James Cook's third voyage, with his death report... The Revolutionary War...

Item #660196

July 01, 1780

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1780  The most notable content would be the rather lengthy: "A Summary Account of the Voyage, Undertaken by Oder of Government, in his Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, Compiled from Authentic Papers & Revised by an Officer Returned from the Voyage...". This narrative takes 5 1/2 pages & includes the report of the death of ... See More  

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$83.00
660024

Ben Franklin on learning to swim...

Item #660024
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

Complete in 48 pages, 5... See More  

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$51.00
660013

Both plates are present...

Item #660013

October 01, 1777

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1777  Perhaps the most interesting feature of this issue is the nice and intricately engraving print of the skyline of London on the title/contents page.

Among the articles noted are: "Historical Anecdotes" "The History of Nancy Pelham" "Detached Thoughts by a Young Lady" "Account of The Quaker, a New Musical Piece&quo... See More  

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660005

Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #660005
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

Near the back
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659998

Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...

Item #659998

September 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to our army as the taking of Pekin.... See More  

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659960

The war is not turning out as well as promised by the British ministers...

Item #659960

August 16, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, August 16, 1777  The front page has an interesting & pessimistic view of England's involvement in the war, including: "...that the campaign which was to ensue would soon be over; that very little exertion of military force would be necessary to put an end to the entire subjugation of America & bringing the colonies to the feet of the Minister... See More  

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659918

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #659918

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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659892

David Garrick's house and gardens...

Item #659892

October 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1773  Near the back is a report form Charleston concerning concerns for a drought in the area.

A detailed article on: "Mr. Garrick's House and Gardens at Hampton" which is accompanied by a nicely engraved, full page plate of it. David Garrick was a famous actor, playwright and theater manager. There are a number of theaters named for him.

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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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659888

Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #659888

April 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1773  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.

The contents page shows a broad mix of articles  including: "Debates of a Political Club" "The School of Love" "Origin of the Centaurs" &... See More  

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659824

Engraving of the skyline of London... News from Boston...

Item #659824

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771  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 the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More  

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659814

Trade with America...

Item #659814

January 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1771  Included are nearly 3 pages on: "The Present State of the British Trade with Europe, Africa, and America" with much detail.

An 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.

The plates called for are lacking.

Complete in 5... See More  

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659774

Problems with the non-importation agreement...

Item #659774

September 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1770   Near the back are over two pages of reports from America, including an item from New York concerning non-importation and the concern that importers in New York are breaking the agreement. Also news items from Boston.

Then a letter from Charleston which also deals with the issue of non-importation.

An interesting feature is the full title/... See More  

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659756

Detailed article on America, with mention of trade and taxes...

Item #659756

October 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1765  Over two pages are taken up with a fine and quite detailed article on America, its geography, economy,  and relations with England. It begins: "The British empire on the continent of America is well known to be extremely extensive, and is, by our late conquests, and the cessions that have been made to us, become entirely compact..." ... See More  

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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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659662

Congress requires quotas by state... John Hancock signs...

Item #659662

February 04, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 4, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 3 has a nice report on the situation in America, a few bits noting: "...The Provincials in Massachusetts Bay are in high spirits in certain expectation of being joined in the spring by the French & Spaniards...They had heard of the designed attack on Rhode Is... See More  

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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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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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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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659457

Decorative front page with a John Hancock document...

Item #659457

July 22, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 22, 1790  Most of the first column is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, & headed with a nice coat-of-arms engraving.

Four pages, handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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659455

Three documents signed by John Hancock...

Item #659455

July 08, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 8, 1790 



* John Hancock signed in type



Nearly three-quarters of the front page are taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor; John Hancock, and a Resolve of the legislature, also signed in type: John Hancock.

Plus, page 2 has another document from Mass. signed by: John Hancock. Also on pag... 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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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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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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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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659327

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #659327

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790 



* re. United States Funding Act of 1790



The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred duri... 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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659305

Buying the land at West Point for the Military Academy... Deciding on the seat of government...

Item #659305

June 30, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790 



* West Point Military Academy land bought

* Seat of Government decision




Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time.
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659293

Act of Congress signed by Jefferson & Washington...

Item #659293

June 26, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 26, 1790 



* President George Washington

* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

* Act of Congress signed in type




One-third of the front page is taken up with early reports from Congress, carrying over to pg. 2.

The middle of page 2 is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning establishing federal judicial courts in Rhode Island, signed in ty... 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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659190

Latest news from the war, including mention of John Paul Jones...

Item #659190

October 05, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 5, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 2 begins with a letter from Sir Peter Parker concerning events in the Caribbean. Page 3 has mention that: "...were supposed to be King's ships and in search of Paul Jones's squadron...".

The back page includes: "The Americans have been driven t... 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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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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