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683972

1781 military pay document...

Item #683972

December 12, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 12, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Thirteen Shillings".

Measures 6 by 5 inches, lightly inked, archival mend on the back side, genera... See More  

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$110.00
682660

Pay document dated the day before Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #682660

November 14, 1781

A genuine hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Nov. 14, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay W. Amos Jones nine pounds seven shillings & four pence in gold or silver...and charge the state Pay Table Office, Nov. 14, 1781" with two signatures.

Measures 5 by 6 inches, nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated less than a month after Cor... See More  

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$115.00
682417

Letter concerning "...the ingrates of America..."

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778  Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and includes in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General ... See More  

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$58.00
681728

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

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 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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$16,500.00
680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More  

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$1,225.00
680658

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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$320.00
680364

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... On Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga...

Item #680364

March 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 7, 1778 



* Surrender of general Burgoyne

* Battles of Saratoga - New York




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "...letter from Vice Admiral Lord Vi... See More  

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$680.00
678526

Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #678526

May 25, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775  



* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts




I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington &... See More  

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678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 



* Rare Revolutionary War New York map

* Benjamin Franklin letter

* Ethan Allen




Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable de... See More  

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$385.00
678003

Terrific & rare map of the Philadelphia vicinity... Battle of Trenton...

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777



* The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey

* Great Revolutionary War map of Philadelphia




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the ... See More  

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$565.00
677987

The Battle of Long Island, with a map... Patrick Henry...

Item #677987
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776  



* Battle of Long Island

* Revolutionary War

* Patrick Henry




This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island".

The map measures 9 by 13 inches & sho... See More  

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$565.00
677709

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677709
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775



* Rare pre Revolutionary War map

* Town of Boston & it's harbor




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inche
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$455.00
677633

William Howe... Restoring peace...

Item #677633
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777



* General William Howe

* Revolutionary War

* Restoring peace




Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent.

Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in ... See More  

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$69.00
677502

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

Item #677502

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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677118

Latest war news from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677118

December 26, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause ag... See More  

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$433.00
673665

Capt. Huddy and the Asgill Affair... So much more...

Item #673665

July 13, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1782  The back page  has a nice report on the famous case of Capt. Joshua Huddy, a captured American patriot who was hanged by Loyalists. Huddy's death became a motive force behind one of the first international incidents of the fledgling United States when the Continental army planned to execute a young British officer in retaliation in what b... See More  

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$83.00
673576

Great wealth of Revolutionary War reporting from Charleston & New York...

Item #673576

September 30, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 30, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




All of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with letters from General Clinton to Germain giving his military reports on events in the New York vicinity as well as events in the South, plus two letters from General Earl Cornwallis in Charleston with his views of events in his theatre or
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673230

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

Item #673230
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781 



* Revolutionary War

* Cornwallis' surrender

* Gen. Benedict Arnold

* Battle of Groton Heights




Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an ent... See More  

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672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More  

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$388.00
671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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$345.00
671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne surrenders




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 re... See More  

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$350.00
670632

Great on the capture of New York...

Item #670632

November 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




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

A speech in Parliament mentions the hope that Americans would return to their allegiance to the K... See More  

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$190.00
667953

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

Item #667953
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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$510.00
667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




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

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$465.00
666884

Proclamation by General Howe...

Item #666884

May 01, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 1, 1777 



* British General William Howe proclamation



Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the Revolutionary War with a Proclamation signed in type by: W. Howe, which reads in part: "...declare & do hereby promise & engage that all persons bearing arms as aforesaid who shall surrender themselves to any officer commanding any part of
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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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$72.00
666751

All the "what ifs" of the war... Asking the King to end the war with America...

Item #666751

December 06, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 6, 1781 



* Post Surrender of Cornwallis

* Should the British continue the war ?

* General Benedict Arnold




Being  a week or more since the news of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown reached Parliament, this issue has a considerable amount of discussion from the: "House Of Commons", which includes various talk on the Revolutionary ... See More  

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$73.00
664587

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More  

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$310.00
664535

The Revolutionary War to end soon? Ben Franklin negotiating with the French...

Item #664535

June 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1777  Page 2 has an item concerning the Revolutionary War in America, with text including: "...that the congress had sent to Gen. Howe some proposals for a reconciliation, but such as they knew would not be accepted. It was supposed to be done to gain time. Gen Howe was...preparing to go on a secret expedition not to Philadelphia as it was thought;... See More  

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$76.00
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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$560.00
664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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$275.00
662994

Much news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662994

September 28, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




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.

The front page has an ad for the desertion of two soldiers from milita... See More  

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$665.00
662937

"Extraordinary" issue on the Battle of Monmouth...

Item #662937

August 24, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 24, 1778



* Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey

* Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible.

The purpose of this issue is t... See More  

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$288.00
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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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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$448.00
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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$325.00
662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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$545.00
661835

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper.....

Item #661835

November 19, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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$410.00
661422

Howe's Proclamation... The trouble with war...

Item #661422

March 18, 1778

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in par... See More  

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$355.00
660294

On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... See More  

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$35.00
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
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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$67.00
659998

Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...

Item #659998

September 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to our army as the taking of Pekin.... See More  

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$68.00
659939

Latest on the war... Washington's situation...

Item #659939

July 15, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 15, 1777  Page 2 begins with a letter from General How to Lord George Germaine, and this is followed by a letter from his brother, Lord Viscount Howe dated at New York. Much of the balance of page 2 is taken up with a very lengthy 7 detailed list of: "...vessels seized as prizes, and of recaptures made, by the American squadron between the 1st of Ja... See More  

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$57.00
659918

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #659918

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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$70.00
659658

British occupy Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #659658

January 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 23, 1777 



* Capture of Newport, Rhode Island

* General Henry Clinton (British)

* American Revolutionary War




Page 3 has nearly a full column with two letters on the British occupation of the naval base at Newport, Rhode Island.

Page 3 begins with a letter critical of the British in America, noting: "After one of the most fatiguing campaigns ... See More  

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$49.00
659559

An insurrection in Philadelphia... Washington in New Jersey...

Item #659559

January 09, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 9, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The back page has a letter beginning: "In order that the public may not be misled into a notion of the respectability of a body of persons calling themselves Loyalists, who are shortly to assemble in Great Queen Street & in the phrenzy of a drunken revel to celebr... See More  

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$56.00
659538

Britons critical of the war in America...

Item #659538

January 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 2, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pages 3 and 4 have two lengthy, editorial-style letters reflecting on the Revolutionary War, most thoughts being critical of England's management of it.

The first begins: "The Americans, justly incensed at our unworthy & ungenerous treatment of  them, have at len... See More  

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$68.00
659233

On the charges against General Burgoyne... British brutality in New Jersey...

Item #659233

November 09, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 9, 1779  Over half of page 2 is taken u with correspondences between the British Secretary of War and General Burgoyne concerning the charges against the latter: "...that your not returning to America and joining the troops, prisoners under the convention of Saratoga, is considered as a neglect of duty and disobedience of orders...".

The back ... See More  

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$48.00
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