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668097

America is prospering...

Item #668097

October 22, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 22, 1791  The front page has the "Letter From Dr. Priestley, To M. Condorcet... at Paris." Page 2 has: "The United States" which begins: "Perhaps no country ever prospered so fast as the American States have done in the short time of two years..." with more on the rapid growth & development.

The front page has an ad for: &quo... See More  

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$67.00
668094

Enshrinement of Voltaire in the Pantheon...

Item #668094

September 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to pg. 2.

Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Con... See More  

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$44.00
667962

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

Item #667962
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.

This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm wa... See More  

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$355.00
667950

British evacuate New York City...

Item #667950
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More  

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$69.00
667941

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

Item #667941
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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$220.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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$560.00
667901

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

Item #667901
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1774  Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement in the Art of Healing" "New Tour in the Midland Cou... See More  

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$117.00
667889

The colonists & merchants protest...

Item #667889
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1769  Perhaps the most interesting article is headed: "American Grievances..." which first references "The Middlesex Petition", then leads to the concerns expressed by the Americas, listing eleven.

The list is followed by: "These, sir, form the principal grievances under which America labours; grievances so atrocious that t... See More  

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$54.00
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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667842

Marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette... Boston Massacre reference...

Item #667842
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with "American Affairs" which includes a report that the freeholders of Boston have elected Sam Adams & John Hancock (among others) to represent them in the Assembly to be convened at Cambridge.

Other reports from Boston include mention of the Boston Massacre: "...Ever sinc... See More  

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$93.00
667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a p... See More  

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667835

Foldout plate of the Rheims Cathedral...

Item #667835
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1773  A feature of this issue is the very nice foldout print (in reddish ink) titled: "Elevation and Geometrical Profile of the Abbe Church of St. Nicaise at Rheims", known as the Rheims Cathedral. The plate measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches and has a related article.

Also a full page plate titled: "Curiosities found in the Ruins of Hercu... See More  

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667827

British evacuate New York City...

Item #667827
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More  

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$69.00
667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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667766

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667766
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776  This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my... See More  

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667759

Early American title from the French & Indian War...

Item #667759

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 



* Rare Colonial Massachusetts

* St. Augustine, Florida




This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.

The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More  

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$625.00
667744

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667744
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793  The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance ... See More  

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667743

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667743
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793  The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows to a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance o... See More  

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667737

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667737
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More  

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667735

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667735
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Included with this issue is the full page plate called for, titled: "Maria of Moulines" with the first page containing a related article. The plate has a small piece from the left, blank margin, not close to the image.

Articles include: "Accounts of Hatt... See More  

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667636

Letter from Ben Franklin on the Shays' Rebellion...

Item #667636
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1787 

Among the articles within are: "Considerations on Religion in General" "Plan for Establishing Schools in a New Country..." which takes over 3 1/2 pages; "Of Dreaming" "Comparative View of the Animals of America and those of Europe..." which is "Extracted from Mr. Jefferson's Notes on Virginia&... See More  

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667607

A Boston magazine from 1793...

Item #667607
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1793  Page 1 has a descriptive article of the State House (the plate called for is lacking).

Also in this issue: "Essay on Female Charms" "Of Various Phenomena of the Ocean" "The Benefits of Adversity" "On the Excellence of Christianity" & much more.

At the back is "Foreign Occurrences" and "... See More  

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667602

Nice Masonic content... With the plate of the Merrimack River bridge...

Item #667602
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1793



* Masonic - Freemasons



Among the articles is a description of a new bridge over the Merrimack River. The plate of it called for is present however has damage (see). Such plates are typically lacking.

Other articles include: "Description of Cracow, in Poland" "Masonick - Social Influence of Free Masonry" & much more.

Near... See More  

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667588

Prints of the coats-of-arms of Pennsylvania & New Jersey...

Item #667588
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1787 Wuite rare that this issue still contains both of the full page plates called for. One is: "Plan of a New Machine for Raising Water by Wind" which has an accompanying article.

The other is quite significant showing the: "Armorial Bearing of the State of Pennsylvania" as well as the "Armorial Bearing of the State of New Jers... See More  

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667429

Plate of a very strange animal...

Item #667429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761  This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More  

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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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667390

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #667390
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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667291

Nice map of portions of Canada...

Item #667291
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1758  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map titled: "A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their Encampment during the Siege in 1745." Within this map is a large inset in the upper left which is: "A Map of the I... See More  

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$165.00
667285

Execution of slaves in Antigua...

Item #667285
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1737  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Quakers' Plea Against Tythes full Answer'd" "God Exists by the Necessity of Nature" "Sir Isaac Newton Mistaken" "A.B's Reply to Mr. N. Facio on Hebrew Poetry" "The Jesuit Unmasked" "Liberty of the Press the Strongest Barr... See More  

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667214

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...

Item #667214

June 01, 1792

THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792 



* Very first issue of this rare publication



A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very first issue of the first woman's magazine in the United States.

It's full title is "The Ladies Magazine & Repository of Entertaining Knowledge" as noted on the title page, a ... See More  

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$196.00
667199

Map of Havana, Cuba...

Item #667199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna" which also includes a key as to the various points of interest.

An article: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is... See More  

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667179

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #667179

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 



* Pro-British American publication

* Boston is causing trouble




The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony o... See More  

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667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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667165

Death of the King of England...

Item #667165
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760  Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the Town of Mont Royal, commonly called Montreal..." and this is ... See More  

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667134

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #667134
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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667133

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667133
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667124

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667124
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667110

Anti-Catholic sentiment... Much on the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #667110
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1745  There is a tremendous amount of content concerning the Jacobite Rebellion with articles: "A Short Account of the Rebellion in 1715 continued" "Remarks on the Young Pretender's Declaration" and further on: "Progress of the Rebels" which takes 3 pages, and "Carlisle Taken by the Rebels"
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667109

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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667108

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667108
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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$148.00
667076

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667076

December 20, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, June 21, July 5, Dec. 20, 1692



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspap
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$110.00
667031

Trading pelts with the Eskimos...

Item #667031

August 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 25, 1772  The back page has a letter from: "Salem, in New England" which has a nice report concerning trading  beaver, ermine & other skins with the Eskimo Indians, taking nearly a full column.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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667030

A slave kills his master...

Item #667030

August 29, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772 



* Slave kills his master



Beginning on the front page & carrying over to take most of pg. 2 is a report from Boston concerning the Massachusetts Assembly making provisions for support of the governor, and the governor supporting the colony. Included are six "resolves" from the General Assembly concerning such arrangements.

Ther... See More  

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667029

News from America...

Item #667029

September 01, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1772  Page 2 has 2 reports under "America" with Charleston and Philadelphia datelines. Also a letter from Boston which begins: "We carry as very hostile appearance in this part of America. We are preparing for an expedition but to what quarter of the world is uncertain..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice cond... See More  

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667028

News from America...

Item #667028

September 08, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 8, 1772  Over one-third of page 6 has news from America with datelines from Philadelphia, Boston, Albany, and Providence. Several of the report deal with trouble with the Indians.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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667026

Trouble with the Creek Indians...

Item #667026

November 26, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1772  An inside page has a small item from Charleston headed "America" noting: "...from the country of the Creeks inform us that those Indians are at present very turbulent, they have killed a Trader named Inman, beat & otherwise maltreated several other traders in their towns, and threaten to commit further outrages."

Eight pag... See More  

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667023

French & Indian War news...

Item #667023

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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667017

New governor of New York assumes his office...

Item #667017

August 22, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1771 



* William Tyron assumes office

* 39th governor of New York




Page 2 has a report from New York under the heading: "America" on the arrival of Governor Tryon in New York for his formal installation as governor of New York. He had arrived, with his family, from North Carolina, where he had previously been governor.

Eight pages 8 by 1... See More  

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667015

The arrival of Governor Penn from England...

Item #667015

December 17, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1771 



* Richard Penn Jr. arrives in Pennsylvania



Page 6 has a brief item headed: "America" with a Philadelphia dateline which reports the arrival of: "...the Hon. Richard Penn., Esq., our Governor. On his landing he was received by a great  number...bells were immediately set a ringing...".

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

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667013

News from America...

Item #667013

January 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1767 



* 18th century London, England



Page 6 has most of a column with news headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Philadelphia.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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