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615044

Nice content in this rare & very early title...

Item #615044

January 29, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More  

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$1,740.00
663075

The king creates codes for rebuilding London after the Great Fire...

Item #663075

September 17, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 17, 1666 



* The Great London Fire disaster

* Charles II of England creates safety codes




Certainly one of the more notable events in London history was the Great Fire which began on September 2. Very shortly thereafter, in an effort to rebuild London in a safe manner, the King issue various directives as to how the city would be rebuilt.

This text... See More  

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668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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215833

From London, just after the Great London Fire and plague...

Item #215833
THE LONDON GAZETTE, dated in 1667-1669, from London, England.   This is the world's oldest continuously published English language newspaper.  Founded in 1665, this issue is from the earliest years of its existence and from the decade of the Great London Fire and Plague.  The issue shown in the photo is an example of the look and condition of the issue you will receive.&nbs... See More  

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662056

Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674



* Very early Union Jack Flag description



More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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617054

Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #617054

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 



* Popish Plot



The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.

A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a reward...to any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit...&... See More  

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663020

Algernon Sidney is sentenced to death...

Item #663020

November 29, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 29, 1683 



* Algernon Sydney guilty of treason

* King Charles II murder plot




Page 2 contains a report from Westminster reading: "This day Algernon Sidney Esq., was brought from the Tower to the King's Bench Bar, where sentence of Death was passed upon him as in cases of High Treason." He would be beheaded in a few days. Sidney was much in... See More  

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664185

Algernon Sidney is beheaded...

Item #664185

December 10, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1683 



* Algernon Sydney beheaded for treason

* King Charles II murder plot




The back page has a brief yet quite historic report from London reading: "This day Algernon Sidney Esq., was brought from the Tower to the place appointed for his execution on Tower-Hill, where he was beheaded on a scaffold erected for that purpose." Sidney was muc... See More  

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664220

Algernon Sydney, who conspired to assassinate King Charles II...

Item #664220

December 20, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 20,



* Charles II of England - Algernon Sidney execution

* Assassination plot book advertisement




The reverse has an advertisement for the printing of a book about Algernon Sydney, the famous English politician and political theorist, and opponent of absolute monarchies.

Sydney ultimately became involved in a plot to assassinate King Charles II. He was later... See More  

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663821

Just after the death of King Charles II...

Item #663821

February 12, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 12, 1684  (1685 by today's calendar)  



* Charles II of England death

* Best title to be had ?




A nice issue concerning the death of King Charles II, who just died a few days earlier on Feb. 6. This is the first issue of this title published after the Feb. 9 announcement of the king's death.

About half of the ftpg. is taken up with a r... See More  

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663012

Death of King Charles II...

Item #663012

February 19, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1684  (note: by today's calendar this is 1685) 



* Charles II of England death

* Best title to be had ?




The front page has a report from Edinburgh mentioning the arrival of: "...the most sorrowful news of the death of our late Gracious Sovereign..." and also on the front page is a document beginning: "For as much as it hath p... See More  

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661860

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #661860

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 



* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary

* Best title to be had - rare as such




This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
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661537

Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 



* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading




The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
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646410

Rhode Island & Jamaica loyal to King James II...

Item #646410

July 23, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 23, 1685 



* James II of England

* Rye House Plot




The prominent feature of this single-sheet issue is the front page report and letter from the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island, expressing their loyalty to the new king (King James II) upon his ascension to the throne after the death of his brother, King Charles II. Included also is a similar le... See More  

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662110

Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #662110

February 14, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686  The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More  

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665934

Samuel Johnson is found guilty of sedition and rebellion...

Item #665934

June 24, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 24, 1686 



* Samuel Johnson found guilty of seditious libel

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had




The back page has a report from Westminster noting: "This day Samuel Johnson was brought to tryal at the King's Bench-Bar upon an information of High Misdemeanor, for writing and publishing two scandalous and seditious libel... See More  

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668728

Mention of "New Spain", the New World" and "America"...

Item #668728
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1691  This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical.

Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region w... See More  

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637741

A title rarely offered...

Item #637741

June 19, 1691

MERCURIUS REFORMATUS, OR THE NEW OBSERVATOR,  London, England, June 19, 1691 



* 17th century original

* Rare title




A quite uncommon newspaper done in question/answer format, whereby a topic, or topics, are raised and then discussed.  The topics indicated under the masthead in this issue are: 1. One would have expected the French King in person at this time as the Head of his ... See More  

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664279

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #664279

November 19, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication

* Early optician, John Marshall ad




One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More  

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664265

Incredibly rare item: John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics... Optician to the King & Queen..

Item #664265

November 26, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 26, 1692  Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses, telescopes, microscopes, single and double, reading glasses, large concave g... See More  

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643505

Rare 17th century title from England...

Item #643505
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1694 



* Rare 17th century title



This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrenc... See More  

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665775

Death of King James II...

Item #665775

September 11, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 11, 1701 



* James II of England death



The back page has an historic report of the death of King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England who was deposed during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spend the remainder of his life in exile in France.

The report from Paris dated Sept. 17 reads: "The late King fell into a lethargy on the 14th in... See More  

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670878

King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #670878

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701  The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More  

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642863

A handsome newspaper... ships sailing to America...

Item #642863

January 01, 1718

THE POST BOY, London, January 1, 1718  A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The front page contains an article from Madrid pertaining to the current health condition of the King and that he had also just celebrated his 36th birthday.

Reports from Dartmouth provides information of ships Friendship, Mary, Partridge and Amity which had sailed to or from Ameri... See More  

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640477

Off to Savannah, Georgia... Early on the game of chess...

Item #640477
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733



* Early article on playing the game of Chess

* Settlers off to the colony of Georgia




Near the back is a short bit reading: "Embarked on board the Savannah, 132 persons for the new Colony of Georgia."

There is also a very nice & early article on the game of chess, headed: "Of The Game of Chess" which begins: "... See More  

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642707

Safe and free trade in the Americas...

Item #642707
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1738 



* Pre-taxation trade with America



Near the back is a letter to the King which contains a request and suggested resolutions providing for the safe passage and free trade of subjects of the King an and about the Americas. The response from the King includes: "I am sensibly touch'd with the many hardships & injuries susta
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616630

Treatment in the West Indies... Early Masonic item...

Item #616630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among the
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647076

American Indies... early masonic...

Item #647076
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among t... See More  

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640628

Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed...

Item #640628
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739  Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. See the hyperlink for much more on him. The report includes: "The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing. Turpin behaved in an undaunted manner; as he mounted the ladder, feeling hi... See More  

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669527

Surrender of Belgrade...

George Whitefield... Methodism... Hebrew customs...

Item #669527
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739



* Historical Jewish and Christian content

* George Whitefield

* Surrender of Belgrade



One of the articles within is headed: "Continuation  of the dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages (see photos for portions). Another article ... See More  

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640629

Print of counterfeit coins... Oliver Cromwell...

Item #640629
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1741



* Engraving of counterfeit coins

* Much on Oliver Cromwell



Near the back is an article on counterfeit coins, including two engravings of a shilling and a guinea (see). Among other articles are: "A Slight Worse than an Injury" "Influence of Cromwell's Hypocrisy" "Bad Tendency of Modern Good Breeding&qu
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630412

Map of Europe... Slave insurrection in New York...

Item #630412
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1741  Within this issue is an article: "Of the Office of Auditor of the Revenue in America" which includes: "I am a native of New England & having read in your paper...The state of importance of the American colonies is so little understood or regarded...it would be better for England if all the Plantations were at t
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663771

The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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642720

The Northwest Passage to China thru Canada...

Item #642720
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1742  There is a nice article on finding a Northwest passage to China which reports on explorations through the northern regions of present-day Canada. It includes a letter datelined: "From on Board his Majesty's Ship the Furnace, in Churchill River, North America, June 21, 1742". Another interesting article has: "Extract o
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628392

Battle of Dettingen: last time a British King led troops into battle...

Item #628392
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1743  Much on the Battle of Dettington - the last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle (see images).

One of the article is titled: "Objections to Mr. Yate's Theory of Comets" which includes one small engraving.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "On the Battle at Bettingen&q
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642721

Much on the Battle of Dettingen, with an engraving...

Item #642721
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743  This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the on
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607476

Study of the earth... much on comets...

Item #607476
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1744 (this is an incomplete issue, missing pages 197-200.)  Among the various articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Virtues of Tar Water against the Smallpox, Ulceration of the bowels, Consumptive Cough..." "Mr. Yate's new Theory of the Earth Continued" "An Account of Comets" "
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639932

A comet study in 1744...

Item #639932
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1744  Over 13 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Among various other articles found in this issue as noted in the table of contents are: "Why Polit
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648582

Proclamation to apprehend the Young Pretender...

Item #648582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1745  Over 13 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.



Over a page is taken up with: "Mr. Yate's Defence of his Theory" conc
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639043

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

Item #639043
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 (see). Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Anot
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209530

Interior of St. Paul's Cathedral...

Item #209530
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1749  Among the interesting items in this issue are: "Plan of a Harbour to the Downs" which includes an illustration of it ; "A Description of St. Paul's Cathedral" "Antient Ships of an Enormous Size" "Account of Nova Scotia from Mr. Little" "Fundy Bay" "Sermon on Chastity, Before the Ki
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615415

Death of the Prince of Wales...

Item #615415
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1751 The first article is: "On the Death of the Prince of Wales" which takes 2 pages. There is more on the: "Death of the Prince of Wales" near the back of the issue. This is followed by: "Of the Great Black Wasp of Pennsylvania" which includes a nice illustration of it (see).

There is a nice full page plate showing a
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649135

England declares war against France: French & Indian War begins...

Item #649135
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1756  The most significant item in this issue is: "His Majesty's Declaration of War Against the French King" which was the official beginning of the French & Indian War. This text takes just over a fullpg. (see) This is a very significant document, being the first in a series of American war declaration issues which would include the
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642766

Why France declared war against England: French & Indian War begins...

Item #642766
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756 



* France declaration of war w/ England

* Early America




The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".

Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in wha... See More  

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591472

Detecting conterfeit gold... a King's patent woodcut...

Item #591472

December 01, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757  Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent".  News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More  

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644420

The capture of Quebec...

Item #644420

October 20, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 20, 1759 



* Battle & capture of Quebec, Canada

* French and Indian War

* General James Wolfe




Page 6 has the: "Abridgment of the Placart Published by Gen. Wolfe...on His Arrival in the River St. Lawrence, 1759" containing in part: "The King justly exasperated against France, has set on foot a considerable armament by land and sea, ... See More  

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640175

French & Indian War... Death of the King of England... Montreal...

Item #640175
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* French and Indian War




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 ... See More  

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642504

Mention of the capture of Montreal in the French & Indian War...

Item #642504

October 23, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1760  The top of the front page has an item headed: "America" with a report from St. Augustine, Florida, noting: "...they are so reduced for want of fresh meat there that the governor was obliged to kill some of the King's oxen at the celebration of the late coronation..." with more (see). The top of pg. 6 has: "America"... See More  

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661418

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #661418

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* Early, same day report (rare)




Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at... See More  

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605020

On the death of King George II...

Item #605020

October 30, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 30, 1760  Page 2 has: "The Lord Marshal's Order for a General Mourning for his late Majesty King George the Second.' (see)  Also a report from the "London Gazette Extraordinary" headed: "A Proclamation Requiring all persons being in Office of Authority of Government at the Decease of the late King, to proceed in the Execu... See More  

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