Revolutionary War - British Newspapers

The following are Revolutionary War Era issues published in Great Britain. The "Most Recent" listings are shown first so as to enable those who check often to view newly listed items first; however, controls are available to list by date or price.

Revolutionary War - British Newspapers

The following are Revolutionary War Era issues published in Great Britain. The "Most Recent" listings are shown first so as to enable those who check often to view newly listed items first; however, controls are available to list by date or price.
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673245

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777  Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have received the melancholy accounts that General Burgoyne and his army have been... See More  

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670666

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #670666

February 08, 1780

THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, lad... See More  

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670451

Growing tensions between England and America...

Item #670451

April 01, 1775

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1775  Formatted very much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine" but a considerably less common title.

A wealth of content on the various issues between America and England which ultimately would soon lead to the Revolutionary War. Included are several pages on the: "Political Debates on the American Bill" for rest... See More  

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670432

Parliament debates America... Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #670432

March 01, 1775

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775  Formatted very much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine" but a considerably less common title.

Several pages are taken up with the: "Debates on the Bill For Restraining the Fishery of the New England Provinces".

Also several pages concerning Captain James Cook's voyage around the world, including: &quo... See More  

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670192

Capture of Savannah by the British...

Item #670192
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1779  The highlight would be the historic letter from Lt. Colonel Campbell to Lord George Germaine dated from Savannah, January 16, 1779. The letter provides much details on battle events in that theater of the war and includes this capture of Savannah from General Robert Howe on December 29.

Both plates called for are present, one of the rather infamo... See More  

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668590

Act concerning high treason & piracy in America...

Item #668590

December 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The ftpg. has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in Ame... See More  

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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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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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$465.00
667816

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #667816
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More  

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666947

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

Item #666947

August 01, 1780

THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, August, 1780  Inside has nearly 5 pages taken up with a continued detailed account of the Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America". Some fine war reporting with the focus turning on the events in the South.

Further on is a report noting in part: "We hear from Charles-Town [Charleston] that ... See More  

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666940

Over 5 pages of reporting on the Revolutionary War...

Item #666940

April 01, 1780

THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Inside has over 5 pages taken up with a detailed account of the Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America".

Continuing from the previous issue, this report begins: "Notwithstanding general Gate's behavi... See More  

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666901

On the Revolutionary War, and nice on Captain Cook's explorations as well...

Item #666901

June 24, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1777 



* Captain James Cook explorations

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page is taken up with a lengthy discussion of a pamphlet titled: "Address to Edmund Burke on his late Letter relative to the Affairs of America." which carries over a bit to pg. 2.  An inside page is almost entirely taken up with an excellent &... See More  

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666896

Revolutionary War in New Jersey...

Item #666896

June 10, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777 



* Great weath of reports on the Revolutionary War

* Orders from General George Washington




Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, sur... See More  

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666878

Asserting the Americans had no cause to go to war...

Item #666878

March 01, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1777  A page 2 item notes: "...General Howe & our army were all well; that a party of Rebels had attempted to surprise Major Rogers in Fort Independence but had been repulsed...". Another page has a lengthy letter concerning the war in the colonies, including: "...war, at the very best, even when successful, is a sore visitation; a ma... See More  

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666875

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #666875

February 06, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




A page 3 item notes: "By the Appalachia, Ogilvie, arrived in the Downs from East Florida, advices are received that the inhabitants on the frontiers of Georgia and East Florida continue to distress each other & that some soldiers had been ordered there to protect the ... 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
... 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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666337

Fort Ticonderoga...

Item #666337

June 28, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* Fort Ticonderoga

* From The Enemy




Inside pages have some content on the Revolutionary War, including items containing: "...the King's arm were near Crown Point; the rebels abandoned the Fort of Ticonderoga & brought their stores over the Lake George...every rebel they found obliged the drivers &
... See More  

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664534

Revolutionary War content in a British newspaper...

Item #664534

January 04, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispos... See More  

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664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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664035

Latest reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #664035

March 01, 1780

TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  Included is the continuing report titled: "Rise & Progress of the War in America" which recounts, in some detail, the recent events of  the Revolutionary War. Subheads include: "The King's Troops Reach Fish Kill Creek" "Clinton's Expedition Up the North River" and "Effect of the Transactions ... See More  

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663996

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

Item #663996
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




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... See More  

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663738

Congrratulations to the King for success at Charleston...

Item #663738

July 29, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pages 2 and 3 are taken up with several letters of congratulations to the King for the success of the British forces in capturing Charleston. Following this are some reports of naval events in the Caribbean.

Eight pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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663353

John Paul Jones captures the Serapis...

Item #663353

October 12, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 12, 1779 



* John Paul Jones

* Defeat of the HMS Serapis

* Captain Richard Pearson

* Revolutionary War naval




A terrific issue on the famous naval battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, the former commanded by none other than John Paul Jones.

The entire front page is taken up with a letter prefaced with: "A letter from Captain Pear... See More  

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663335

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #663335
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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663074

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #663074

December 01, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 1, 1781 



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* General Benedict Arnold




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Page 2 has a lett... See More  

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663036

Broadside newspaper on naval battles...

Item #663036

May 17, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, May 17, 1779  This is an uncommon broadside newspaper, single sheet and printed on one side only. The focus of this issue is on naval victories off the Brittany coast of France. Measures 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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663032

British find success in the South...

Item #663032

February 23, 1779

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Most of the front page is taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Major General Prevost to Lord George Germain, dated Savannah, Jan. 18, 1779" along with the list of captures at Fort Morris.

This report is on the action at Fort Morris (Sunbury), Georgia in ... See More  

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662935

Wealth of fine Revolutionary War reports...

Item #662935

June 13, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 13, 1778  The ftpg. has a letter form General W. Howe to Lord George Germain datelined from Phila., May 11, 1778. A few bits include: "...honour to inform your Lordship of Sir Henry Clinton's arrival here...Since the earliest return of Spring a succession of detachments from hence has ranged the country for many miles this city & in the province ... See More  

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662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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662486

Burgoyne takes Ticonderoga: a day by day account…

Item #662486

August 25, 1777

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Aug. 25, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable reports were received outside the normal publishing schedule, created to get the news to the public as quickly as possible.

This issue was printed to report the taking of Ticonderoga by Gen... See More  

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662462

Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... 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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662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports  on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More  

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662120

Fourteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662120

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 14 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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$86.00
662119

Fifteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662119

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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$92.00
662118

Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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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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661706

The Benedict Arnold & Major Andre treason....

Item #661706
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780 



* Benedict Arnold defects

* Major John Andre treason

* Revolutionary War




Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance
... See More  

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$133.00
660328

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War... Map of Toulon

Item #660328

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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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
660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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$320.00
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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660094

Washington cannot be dislodged...

Item #660094

August 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779



* General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Near the back is a full page headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker on events at Jamaica.

Also a report noting: "...The American fort commanded by General McDougal was so strong, being situated in a mountainous & almost inaccessib... See More  

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660092

Burning of Portsmouth and Norfolk by the British...

Item #660092

June 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1779 



* re. burning of Norfolk & Portsmouth by the British



Near the back are over 3 pages of reports headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from General Clinton to George Germain dated at New York which relates to a letter from General Mathew to General Henry Clinton dated at Portsmouth, Virginia & accompanied by a lette... See More  

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$63.00
660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

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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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660017

Burgoyne fails to attack at Saratoga...

Item #660017

September 30, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 30, 1777  The front page has a report noting: "...firmly believed here that Gen. Arnold with 13,000 Provincials is arrived at Saratoga and that Gen. Burgoyne had laid 4 days within 3 miles of the American army but thought it hazardous to attack them." On October 7 Saratoga would fall to Generals Arnold, Gates, and others.

Page 2 has over a ha... See More  

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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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