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567722

Events in Charlestown, SC - pre-Battle of Alamance...

Lead-up to the Revolutionary War...

Item #567722
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1771  Near the back is a full page headed "American Affairs" which includes: "Charles-Town, May 8. The General Assembly of the province of Georgia, met at Savannah on the 23d past. On the 24th the new elected Commons House of Assembly unanimously re-chose the Hon. Noble Wimberly Jones, Esq; for their Speaker; but he being disapproved ... See More  

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651959

Nice content on defeating the Regulators of North Carolina...

Item #651959

June 27, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Page 2 has a report from Wilmington, North Carolina noting: "In consequ... See More  

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$220.00
613400

Governor dissolves the South Carolina General Assembly...

Item #613400

February 20, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1773  Inside has reports from Charleston concerning politics and noting that the Governor had dissolved the colonial General Assembly (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light dirtiness, generally good.

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612734

North Carolina governor censures the Assembly...

Item #612734

May 29, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 29, 1773  Inside has a report headed: "America" with news from Charleston including mention that: "...his Excellency Josiah Martin,  Governor in Chief of North Carolina, gave his assent to 25 bills & rejected 17. His Excellency then...censured the conduct of the Common House, prorogued the General Assembly...& the next day dissolved the sa... See More  

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567652

Dueling... King's Proclamation...

Item #567652

November 20, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 20, 1773  The entire front page is an article concerning dueling (see for beginning). An inside page has a few brief reports headed: "America".



The back page has "By the King, A Proclamation" for rescheduling a session of Parliament (see).



Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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567628

Dueling... King's Proclamation...

Item #567628

November 20, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 20, 1773 



* Early dueling 

* Pre Rev. War
 



The entire front page is an article concerning dueling (see for beginning). An inside page has a few brief reports headed: "America". The back page has "By the King, A Proclamation" for rescheduling a session of Parliament (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice co... See More  

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568864

No trade with the Creek Indians...

Item #568864

June 14, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1774 



* No trade with the Creek Indians

* Pre Revolutionary War




Page 6 has a brief item noting: "On the 22nd Sir James Wright, Governor of Georgia, issued a proclamation prohibiting all trade and intercourse with the Creek Indians..." with a bit more (see).

Other news of the day, mostly European, with many advertisements as well. Eigh... See More  

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567888

South Carolina joins with the other colonies...

Item #567888

September 17, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1774 



* South Carolina joins rest of colonies in tensions w/ British

* Boston Port Bill
 



Page 3 ha a letter from Boston relaying the plight resulting from the Boston Port Bill (see). Another page has a terrific letter attacking the "insolence" of the American people concerning taxation and their plight from the Boston Port Bil... See More  

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567893

General Gage killed?...

Item #567893

October 01, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 1, 1774  Inside has a report noting: "...some commotions at Boston in New England, that a very great number of the army have  deserted; and that some mischief has been done. It was also reported that General Gage was killed & that two regiments of his troops have revolted..." (see).

The back page has some American content including: &quo... See More  

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567919

The governor forbids illegal meetings to consider the Acts of Parliament...

Item #567919

October 11, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1774 



* Early Southern America - Indians

* The governor forbids illegal meetings to consider the Acts of Parliament



A brief report notes that: "...letter from Mobile, in West Florida, mentions that the town of Villa Real, near New Orleans, had in the night been set upon by a large party of Indians who murdered several of the Spaniards...&quo... See More  

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568276

The governor forbids illegal meetings to consider the Acts of Parliament...

Item #568276

October 11, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 11, 1774  A brief report notes that: "...letter from Mobile, in West Florida, mentions that the town of Villa Real, near New Orleans, had in the night been set upon by a large party of Indians who murdered several of the Spaniards..." with a bit more (see).

The back page has a significant report, being a proclamation signed  in type by th... See More  

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595101

Considering a non-importation agreement... John Hancock chosen...

Item #595101

November 14, 1774

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, November 14, 1774 



* Non-Importation agreement ? 

* John Hancock
 



The front page has a report headed "America" from Hartford, noting: "...a great concourse of people...appointed a committee to wait on the court...eighteen of them very willingly signed the following engagement, 'We the subscribers do severally promise ... See More  

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633692

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #633692

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead o
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649969

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #649969

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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649963

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #649963

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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670663

News from America...

Item #670663

January 21, 1775

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 21, 1775 



* Prelude to the Revolutionary War

* Rare 18th century British title




The front page has some reports concerning a meeting of the American Congress in Philadelphia. Page 2 has: "Union of Parties in Defence of American Liberties" and page 3 has some news concerning trade in the West Indies, and a paragraph b... See More  

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666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775  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.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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656437

Mention of the Suffolk Resolves...

Virginia Governor Dunmore warns against illegal meetings...

Item #656437

March 31, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 



* Extremely rare publication

* Pre Revolutionary War




This newspaper was published 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 colonial Virginia with terrific content.

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660596

The Revolutionary War...

Item #660596

June 20, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 20, 1775 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for alterin
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644253

Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident




The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

Item #656585

July 07, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

* Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication




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 W... See More  

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645300

George Washington is commander-in-chief...

Item #645300

August 05, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1775  



* George Washington becomes commander-in-chief

* Continental Army - American Revolutionary War




Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter dated Philadelphia, June 20" which notes that Congress intends to make two proposals: "First, that they will submit to an absolute restriction of their trade for the benefit of Great Britain upon... See More  

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645303

Causes & Necessity For Taking Up Arms...

Item #645303

August 15, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 



* Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

* Second Continental Congress resolution

* re. American Revolutionary War




An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should  Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged o... See More  

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661535

The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 



* The New England Restraining Act

* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England

* John Hancock gets married




Taking nearly one-third of the front page  and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More  

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596479

Americans are tired of fighting...

Item #596479

November 20, 1775

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Nov. 20, 1775 



* Americans wanting to quit?

* Thomas Gage




The front page has much on: "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes some discussion concerning the situation in America but no battle reports. More such reporting on page 2. One item notes: "...It may be depended upon that the Americans in general are tired of being soldi... See More  

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662992

Much on the troubling relations between England & the colonies...

Item #662992

December 23, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania




Almost half of the front page is taken up with an address of the people Massachusetts concerning the state of our affairs with England and our relations with them. A few bits including: "We behold, with all the horror & grief national to a free people, the fa... 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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670624

Rare printing of Congress's Tory Act...

Item #670624

February 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, February, 1776  Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

A terrific issue as it contains a full printing of the historic Tory Act which did not appear in most other periodicals of the day. It describes how colonies should handle those Americans who remain loyal ... See More  

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634818

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #634818

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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644351

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #644351
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referre... See More  

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662285

Battle of the Cedars, a truce meeting with Washington, and much more...

Item #662285

July 27, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Canada campaign

* John Hancock & George Washington




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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More  

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661804

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #661804
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More  

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671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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662459

News of the Declaration of Independence is reported in England... "Battle of New York...

Item #662459

August 10, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776 



* Declaration of Independence

* First reported in England

* New York campaign




Of very special significance is the brief--yet significantly historic report: "...informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent states." Front page content doesn't get much better than this.

Almost al... See More  

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664189

The British take Long Island...

Item #664189

October 01, 1776

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, October, 1776  Simply a great wealth of American content in this issue. Over a page is on: "The Ancient Testimony & Principles of the People called Quakers...of America". Under the heading "America" are reports from Pensacola and events in the South, plus "A Proclamation" signed by:  H. Clinton, noting in part: &q... See More  

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639491

Attempts for a peace proposal: colonies will not denounce their independence...

Item #639491

October 02, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great year to have (1776)

* Post Declaration of Independence




Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with  a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More  

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644099

Battle of Long Island... "Riding the rail" & other tortures...

Item #644099

October 10, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1776 



* Battle of Long Island

* American Revolutionary War

* Riding the Rail torture




Page 3 has a nearly half column letter from Chamblee with reports on events in the Crown Point & Lake Champlain vicinity (see photos). An inside pg. has reports concerning the British in New York, including: "...that they had done their utmost endeavour... See More  

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644101

The battle for New York…

Item #644101

October 15, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 15, 1776



* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn

* George Washington vs. William Howe

* Rare Benedict Arnold mention




Included is a noted that: "This Day were Published" various maps of the American colonies as noted.  "London" on page 6 reports that: "…on the 8th New York was attacked by our men of war, etc." and that: "&... See More  

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654304

Hanging of Nathan Hale...

Item #654304

November 20, 1776

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 20, 1776 



* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War soldier & spy

* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame




By far the most significant content is found on page 3 as it contains an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of Ame... See More  

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650332

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #650332
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777 



* Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more

* Revolutionary War original from the enemy




Page 2 has a items concerning an officer at Boston addressing General Howe upon his retreat from the heights of Boston. And a short note from Ticonderoga, followed by a report from New York noting: "...General Howe has wrote for more troops...Whateve... See More  

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666874

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #666874

January 30, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 30, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy


 
Newspapers from England during the Revolutionary War are interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day. This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various ne
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596747

Apprehending those guilty of high treason in America...

Item #596747

February 12, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 12, 1777 



* Revolutionary War



The front page has half a column taken up with: "An Account of the Spanish Settlements in South America", continued in a future issue. Page 2 has some talk in the House of Lords concerning a bill: "...to enable his Majesty to apprehend & secure all persons guilty of or suspected to be guilty of hi... See More  

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659676

Details on the capture of General Lee...

Item #659676

February 13, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 13, 1777  Page 3 has reports from America including: "...dispatches from Rhode Island...said to be very satisfactory & that General Lee was taken prisoner..." and what follows are the details on how he was captured. Then: "...that she had prisoner on board Gen. Lee, who was taken by Col. Harcourt in a house in Phila.; that he delivered... See More  

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671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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666259

Action concerning desertion from duty in battle...

Item #666259

March 22, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into so... See More  

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$320.00
596949

Commenting on Washington's Proclamation...

Item #596949

March 29, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 29, 1777  Page 2 has some Revolutionary War content including: "By a gentleman...from New York...informed...the first act of Mr. Washington's administration has proved rather an extraordinary one in consequence of his late proclamation as Lord Protector, one Mr. Brown wrote to him for leave to withdraw to New York; though such liberty had be... See More  

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597076

War will be over in a few months...

Item #597076

May 19, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 19, 1777  Among page 2 war-related items are: "Massachusetts Bay is to raise 15 battalions for Washington's army. These levies were appointed to rendezvous at Cambridge & other places...on the 10th of March. After they were to join the Continental army. As cloathing is exceedingly scarce...Till these necessaries were collected, or rather t... See More  

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597077

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #597077

May 24, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1777  Page 2 has a few reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "From Connecticut that the jail in that colony are filled with loyal Americans who are treated in the most barbarous manner. Some are chained on their backs to the floor & others so loaded with irons that they can hardly walk...General Lee has a good room in New Yor... 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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