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664277

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #664277

January 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)



* One of the 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 newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor
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680133

Just the 32nd issue published...

Item #680133

March 05, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 5, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)  



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



A very early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper. This is just the 32nd issue published.

The front page has a report concerning the ceremonies for the coronation of the King of Belgium, plus some treaty di... See More  

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683450

Rare issue of the Oxford Gazette... The King to remain in Oxford for the Christmas season...

Item #683450

December 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1665  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. Plus this is the #10 issue.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru ... See More  

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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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680130

Reference to the Great Plague of 1666...

Item #680130

April 16, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 16, 1666 



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




Not only is this the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world, having just begun the year prior in 1665, but it is an extremely early issue, being issue #44.

The front page has a report from Whitehall in London (location of the Royal cou... See More  

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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.

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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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680363

Jews are banished from Vienna, Austria...

Item #680363

July 28, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 28, 1670 



* Jews are expelled from Vienna (Austria)

* The synagogue has been removed!

* Extremely rare reporting

* Only the 5th year of L.G.'s publication




The top of the front page has a report from Vienna noting: "The Jews have offered great sums of money to the Emperor to dispence with his order for their banishment, or at least to give le... 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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682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675  The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report is was this title. As Wikipedia notes, this was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and... See More  

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687408

Wonderful display broadside from the 1600's...

Item #687408

May 02, 1677

"By The King. A PROCLAMATION Requiring the Members of both Houses of Parliament to give their Attendance upon the 21st day of May instant." with further details. At the bottom of the Proclamation is "God Save The King" and the imprint: "London...Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1677." Also dated at the last line of the Proclamation: "...the Second da... See More  

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617050

Charles II offers a reward & pardon in the Popish Plot investigation...

Item #617050

December 02, 1678

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 2, 1678 



* Popish Plots - reward & pardon offered

* Titus Oates anti Catholic conspiracy




The front page has two notable items concerning the curious Popish Plot, the fabricated scheme accusing Catholics of plotting the assassination of King Charles II.

The very top of the ftpg. has: "This morning Mr. Coleman was brought again to the Kings Ben... 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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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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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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648550

Rare 17th century title from England... Surrender of Namur...

Item #648550
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, August, 1695 



* Rare 17th century publication



This is "The Second Edition" as noted on the title page, having been printed within two years of 1695. This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely ... See More  

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687090

From England, in 1695...

Item #687090

December 23, 1695

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 23, 1695  This is the world's oldest, continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still printing today.

Close to half of the front page is taken up with: "By The King, A PROCLAMATION". Other British news.

Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... 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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666141

King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #666141

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701  Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of England, Scotland, and Ireland; his Majesty has though fit to send ord... See More  

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665778

King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #665778

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701 



* James Francis Edward Stuart

* "The Old Pretender"



Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of E... 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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666817

First session of Parliament on the union of England and Scotland...

Item #666817

October 27, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 23-27, 1707 



* First Parliament of Great Britain 



A very historic issue as the front page reports on the very first session of Parliament of the newly-created Parliament of Great Britain which occurred on October 23. The union of England and Scotland was official several months previous by the ratification of the Acts of Union involving both En... See More  

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666863

Virginia sends its congratulations on the union of England & Scotland...

Item #666863

July 29, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1708  Near the top of the front page is a report noting in part: "The humble address of the President and Council of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, in congratulation of the happy Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland..." presented to Queen Anne.

England and Scotland were formally combined into one Parliament creating Great Britain... See More  

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666869

The Queen creates a formal postal system between England & the American colonies...

Item #666869

August 29, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 29, 1710  The back page contains considerable detail on what is likely a very significant event in the creation of a formal postal system between England and the American colonies.

The report includes: "Whereas Her Majesty has been pleased to direct, that a monthly correspondence be established between this kingdom and her dominions on the continent of ... See More  

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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).

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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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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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673293

Hebrew customs...

Item #673293
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles 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.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

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672387

Hebrew customs...

Item #672387
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles 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.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

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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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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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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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674771

News from America on King George's War....

Item #674771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1744 



* King George's War in America



Over 9 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 are: "Bill... See More  

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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".

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681697

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  



* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram




There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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667113

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Culloden....

Item #667113
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1746 



* Battle of Culloden

* End of the Jacobite Rebellion

* Bonnie Prince Charlie




There is much fine content on the Jacobite Rebellion including the very first article noted in the table of contents as: "The Young Pretender's reasons for Retiring from Stirling & account of his affairs in Scotland, sent to his Father&q
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676729

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Culloden....

Item #676729
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1746  There is much fine content on the Jacobite Rebellion including the very first article noted in the table of contents as: "The Young Pretender's reasons for Retiring from Stirling & account of his affairs in Scotland, sent to his Father".

Additional content on the Rebellion is found in over 8 pages of: "Accounts of
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664274

Rare & early plate of Niagara Falls...

Item #664274
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751 



* Rare engraving of Niagara Falls

* Charleston, South Carolina




The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls.

Note: this plate is actually called for in the February issue but is mo
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670880

The Gin Act of 1751...

Item #670880

June 25, 1751

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1751 



* Gin Act 1751



The front page has a list of Acts of Parliament to which the King of England gave his Royal Assent to, one of which is the historic Gin Act.

This was an Act enacted in order to reduce the consumption of spirits, a popular pastime, that was regarded as one of the primary causes of crime in London. By prohibiting gin distillers f... See More  

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619610

Jamaica Anthelmia...

Item #619610
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1751  Over two pages are taken up with: "An Account of the Incas or Emperors of Peru..." with a related plate of them in the November issue.

Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).

Other items in t
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687087

Early issue of this famous British newspaper...

Item #687087

May 16, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1758  Various European news reports with datelines from the Admiralty Office, London, Holland, Ireland, Falmouth, Portsmouth & elsewhere. The back page has a letter from Kingston, Jamaica. 

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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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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655963

Death of the King of England...

Item #655963
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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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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