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678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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$125.00
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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677461

Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #677461
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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676625

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

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

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



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




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

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673994

The expenses of war...

Item #673994

May 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 20, 1783  Pg. 2 has a small bit noting: "...Majesty's orders in Council for the removal of all restrictions on the American commerce & for admitting to an entry into the ports of Great Britain American ships...".

Page 3 notes: "The American army has made a remonstrance of grievances to the Supreme Council...a meeting of all the of
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673993

The expenses of war...

Item #673993

May 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 20, 1783  Pg. 2 has a small bit noting: "...Majesty's orders in Council for the removal of all restrictions on the American commerce & for admitting to an entry into the ports of Great Britain American ships...".

Page 3 notes: "The American army has made a remonstrance of grievances to the Supreme Council...a meeting of all the of
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673964

Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673964

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783  Page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, nice condition.

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673963

Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673963

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783  Pg. 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, good condition.

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673896

Hopes of resurrecting trade with the American colonies...

Item #673896

February 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 22, 1783  Several items concerning the reestablishment of trade between America and England including: "We hope & trust that the stipulations of the treaty are such as will revive our injured trade & restore our commercial intercourse with our American Brethren...declare it to be our firm persuasion that the great commercial interests of this c... See More  

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673837

Working towards creating a treaty of peace ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #673837

February 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1783  The front page has a report noting in part:  "...was a meeting of the merchants & others concerned in lands, in the province of West Florida...this province is agreed to be ceded to Spain...that the landholders, planters & other inhabitants of this province were left in a very imminent situation by the Preliminary Articles of Peac... See More  

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673789

Treaty ending the Revolutionary War is "absolutely agreed on"...

Item #673789

January 04, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1783  The back page has a notable update on the big news of the year which was the signing of the treaty ending the Revolutionary War: "Extract of a Letter from Paris" notes: "Since my last, Preliminary Articles for a general peace are absolutely agreed on between the different powers, and positively will be signed the beginning of January... See More  

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673748

The British evacuate Savannah, and so much more...

Item #673748

October 22, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 22, 1782  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "American Intelligence" relating to the British evacuation of Savannah, Georgia. It begins with a letter from General Green to the President of Congress noting: "I do myself the honour to transmit your Excellency a copy of General Wayne's letter giving an account of the evacuation of Savannah..... See More  

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673747

The British evacuate Savannah, and so much more...

Item #673747

October 22, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 22, 1782  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "American Intelligence" relating to the British evacuation of Savannah, Georgia. It begins with a letter from General Green to the President of Congress noting: "I do myself the honour to transmit your Excellency a copy of General Wayne's letter giving an account of the evacuation of Savannah..... See More  

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673675

Reflections upon the military actions of the Revolutionary War...

Item #673675

July 27, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War



Page 4 has a portion of letter No. III of a continuing series: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War..." which reflects upon the events of the Revolutionary War in nice detail, taking all of pg. 4 & over half of page 5.

More war news on pg. 6 including an item relating to the controversial Huddy/... See More  

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673668

Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #673668

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782  Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America must prove the annihilation of the marine powe... See More  

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673667

Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #673667

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782  Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America must prove the annihilation of the marine powe... See More  

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673652

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #673652

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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673576

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

Item #673576

September 30, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 30, 1780  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 war--terrific reading!

The first letter begins: "I had the hono
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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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673309

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

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* 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 of th
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672699

Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... 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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671968

Barbarous cruelty suffered by innocent Pennsylvanians...

Item #671968

February 25, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 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 two "Proclamations" by Sir William... See More  

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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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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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671801

Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

Item #671801
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 



* Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief)

* Fort Stanwix report

* Captain Cook's ships observed?




Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fo
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671799

Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

Item #671799
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779  Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; t
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671780

Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris: the war is formally at an end...

Item #671780

April 13, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 13, 1784  Page 3 has a very historic document, the Proclamation of the American Congress formally ratifying the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War.

It is headed: "American News--By the United States in Congress...A PROCLAMATION" with the full text of the document, including: "...bearing date this 14th day of January, 1784, ap... See More  

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671770

Broadside edition on the Battle of Ushant...

Item #671770

August 03, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 3, 1778  A rare single sheet broadside edition (printed on the front side only), published outside the normal printing schedule due to an historic report.

This issue has the details of the Battle of Ushant, fought between French & British fleets 100 miles west of Ushant, a French island at the mouth of the English Channel off the north-west... 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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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army




Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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$670.00
671569

France '...excited the ruinous rebellion in America...'

Item #671569

August 23, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join th... See More  

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671567

Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #671567

December 20, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 20, 1782 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Inside has reports with datelines from New York & Richmond, mentioning in part: "...the French army...are about 4000, though they give themselves out for 5000. It is said that they are to embark at Boston." and also: "...when John Tolinson was convicted of fearing God and hono... See More  

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671566

The King declares America independent?

Item #671566

September 27, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 27, 1782  Inside has  report which includes: "...from New York which say that the New England people in general are very desirous of being at peace with their mother country...".

Also a: "Letter from a Gentleman of Considerable Property in Philadelphia to an English Nobleman" concerning financial matters, with mention of Robe... See More  

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671552

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

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




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

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671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 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 coat... See More  

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671058

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

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



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

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Torie... See More  

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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




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 surpris... See More  

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$485.00
670803

1782 military pay document...

Item #670803

December 26, 1781

A genuine Revolutionary War era pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. 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 "Fifteen Pounds".

Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific ite... See More  

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$122.00
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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670472

The non-importation issue, and much more...

Item #670472

July 01, 1774

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1774  Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.

Eight pages are taken up with; Debates In the Political Club Room" which includes talk of the Quebec Bill and the tensions concerning Canada.

Near the back is much reporting on the tensions with the American colonies, too much to report  in... See More  

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670197

Washington cannot be dislodged... Two plates, one of counties in Scotland...

Item #670197

August 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779  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 inaccessible country...it was doubted if General Clinton would attac... See More  

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670133

Franklin and Adams in France... Much more...

Item #670133

April 21, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




An inside page includes: "...from Paris that the French had absolutely sent a considerable force to America & that six sail of the line & a number of frigates were shortly to follow them..." and "...M. Gerrard, Minister Plenipotentiary to the American... See More  

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670117

Reuniting with England? The situation at Charleston...

Item #670117

March 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French allianc... See More  

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669354

On Abraham Lincoln being elected...

Item #669354

November 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting




Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All ... See More  

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667941

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

Item #667941
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  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 entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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$220.00
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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$79.00
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
667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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$48.00
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