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687575

American merchants distressed... An encounter with a great whale..

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768  The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More  

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687574

An alternative to Capital punishment?

Reports from America... Colonists economically distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations  throughout the world are also present.

The reports from America in... See More  

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687168

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #687168

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 2, 1757, March 4, 1762, March 14, 1767, Nov. 15, 1770, & Nov. 17, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American col... See More  

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683006

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #683006

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767  Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

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

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683002

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #683002

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782  Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston.

Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between G... See More  

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682995

The 'Swamp Fox' enters into a treaty with the Loyalists...

Item #682995

August 13, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 13, 1782  Page 7 has the: "Articles of Treaty Between General Marion in Behalf of the State of South Carolina, and Major Ganey [for the Loyalists] & the Inhabitants Under his Command...17th of June, 1781". This was a truce which begins: "Major Ganey and his men under his command to lay down their arms as enemies to the State, & are no... See More  

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682670

The English will not abandon the settling of Australia...Wilberforce & slavery...

Item #682670

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789  Page 7 has a brief item  from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."

Considerable discus... See More  

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682417

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

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




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 i... See More  

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681266

Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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681263

Growing tea in the Carolinas rather than importing it...

Item #681263

March 03, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1764  Page 6 has a curious article headed: "Of The Culture of the Tea Plant in Carolina" is an interesting report on attempts to grow tea in the colonies for their own consumption. It is signed: Americanus.

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

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681132

Just before the storming of the Bastile...

Item #681132

July 18, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1789 



* Beginning of the French Revolution



An inside page has a lengthy report from Paris headed "Commotions In France" which covers much of the early events of the French Revolution.

Portions include: "The palace of Versailles is guarded by 3 lines of soldiers & the King has little to fear while the Marshal de Broglio is about... See More  

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681128

People of Kentucky address Congress... The French Revolution...

Item #681128

July 04, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1789 



* Early middle America reporting

* Kentucky - Mississippi River




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an: "...Address of the Inhabitants of Kentuckey...to the United States in Congress Assembled" concerning the commercial interests of Kentucky. A very early items on Kentucky which was not yet a state. Great to have on the f... See More  

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680668

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #680668

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor."

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.

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680376

Early on Botany Bay (Australia)...

Item #680376

July 27, 1790

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1790 



* Early Botany Bay - Australia voyage

* The life of Alessandro Stradella (composer)




The front page has much on the life and eventual fate of the great 17th century composer, Alessandro Stradella. The inside also has a mention of "Governor Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay", which was a 21-volume contemporary account of the establ... See More  

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679955

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #679955

July 12, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  July 12, 1770  Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a bit more detail.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice... See More  

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679954

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #679954

July 10, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  July 10, 1770  



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a ... See More  

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679950

Cherokee movements in the Carolinas...

Item #679950

January 19, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1762  Over one-third of the front page is headed: "America" with various reports from Charleston concerning the movement of the Cherokee Indians since peace had been proclaimed.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, tiny hole in the front leaf affects one word in the noted article, nice condition.

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679947

Success in converting & educating the Cherokee Indians...

Item #679947

June 11, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 11, 1767 



* Early Native Americans

* Cherokees - Indians




Inside has reports from Boston and Charleston headed: "America" with reports datelined Boston and Charleston, the latter noting: "Mr. Hammerer, who came over from England with intent to civilize and convert the Cherokee Indians, has met with more success than some persons seemed... See More  

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679946

A new town near Hispaniola...

Item #679946

June 06, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 6, 1767  Inside has most of a column headed: "America" with datelines from Philadelphia, New York & Kingston, Jamaica. 

One report notes that: "...Gov. Seymour...had already planned a town which was to be built on the Grand Key, and to be called by the name of Shelburne. As these islands lie so contiguous to Hispaniola...is imagined... See More  

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679944

Irish are settling in Charleston... A route from Lake Superior to the South Seas...

Item #679944

May 30, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 30, 1767  Page 6 has a report from Charleston headed: "America" noting in part: "All things are quiet here save the skirmishes between the Choctaw and Creek Indians. Our legislature is about founding a light house at the mouth of the harbour...The interior parts of the country fill very fast with people from Ireland & the northern colonies... See More  

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679939

Very early tennis report...

Item #679939

April 14, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1767 



* Very early tennis



The front page has: "A Further Account of the Patagonian Indians". Inside has a rare & very early tennis report: "Yesterday the great match at Tennis between Tomkyns and Maccon was determined in favour of the latter; many of the nobility were present, and considerable bets depending." Also a repo... See More  

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679930

Pensacola, Florida, is growing rapidly...

Item #679930

February 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 17, 1767  Page 2 has a report from Charleston, South Carolina, noting that: "They write from Pensacola, that the town continues to increase prodigiously..." with other news.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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679926

The invasion and capture of Martinique, with the treaty...

Item #679926

March 23, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 23, 1762  Inside has four pages taken up with a fine & detailed account of the invasion of Martinique, part of the Seven Years' War. Included are the: "Articles of Capitulation of the Citadel of Fort Royal in the Island of Martinico, the 4th of February, 1762" with all 19 Articles. Also a lengthy list of: "...the killed, wounded & missing... See More  

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679902

Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #679902

October 16, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 16, 1770  Page 6 has an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town" [Charleston] which has several items, including: "...We have agreed to stop all commercial intercourse with New York on account of that province breaking the non-importation agreement, which we strictly adhere to...".

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.... See More  

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679892

First inauguration of George Washington...

Item #679892

July 16, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* First inauguration (historic)




Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.

Here is a nice report of t... See More  

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679813

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #679813

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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679795

Ben Franklin chosen as agent for Pennsylvania to England...

Item #679795

December 03, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 3, 1772  An inside page has two brief items from Philadelphia under the heading "America", one noting: "...Jos. Galloway was chosen Speaker; and Charles Moore Esq., Clerk of the House. Benjamin Franklin, Esq. is continued Agent for this Province...".

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, great condition.

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679777

On Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Seas...

Item #679777

July 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 14, 1772  A one paragraph report on the second page mentions: "We are assured that Capt. Cooke...with some other learned Gentlemen, have actually set sail in order to make new discoveries in the South Seas..." with a bit more.

This was his second trip, the purpose of the mission was to determine if a continent extended from the South Pacific to the South ... See More  

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679740

Massacre of Indian chiefs...

Item #679740

March 24, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787  The bottom of the  back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More  

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679709

News from New York.. .Jonathan Swift...

Item #679709

March 03, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1768 



* News from New York

* Red tax stamp (partial)

* Letters from Jonathan Swift




The front page has: "America", which includes news from New York. Inside has "Letters Written by the late Jonathan Swift" which include the text of one of his recently published letters from 1735.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice... See More  

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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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675104

Capt. Cook explores the South Pacific...

Item #675104

July 30, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 30, 1771 



* HMS Endeavour - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* 1st voyage of South Pacific




An inside page has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman on Board the Endeavour...", which includes in part: "We sailed in August, 1768 and after touching at several places, arrived at St. George's Land...great care was taken to cultivate... See More  

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675010

On the slave trade in the West Indies...

Item #675010

October 04, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 4, 1766  The back page has a small report from West Florida on the French traders in Louisiana. Also from Senegal of "... there have been lately upwards of two hundred French trading ships on the coast of Africa; -- which was a principal cause of the price of slaves being so high, the Goree Merchants having contracted to supply the Spanish West Indi... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a 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 reads in part:... See More  

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674663

Very early hot air balloon flight by Montgolfier...

Item #674663

December 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 16, 1783  The back page has a brief report concerning Montgolfier, the famous not air balloonist: "M. Montgolfier writes from Lyons as follows: 'I am on the point of finishing my work. I hope to see ou in Paris in a few days, if the wind be favourable for us, as I am preparing to be conveyed to you with five friends. I flatter myself with having th... See More  

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674627

Enemies of their country are outlaws from the United States...

Item #674627

October 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 11, 1783  Page 2 has an item headed: "America - Extract of the Proceedings of the Assembly of the State of New York." which lists various men who: "...have not only given every aid & assistance to the enemies of their country, but have put themselves n arms to enslave the same...being enemies of their country, be, and are for ever outlawed from th... See More  

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674625

Much on extraordinary cruelty towards Virginia slaves...

Item #674625

October 07, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 7, 1783 



* Virginia slaves - Negroes

* Barbarities - cruelties




Nearly two-thirds of page 6 are taken up with: "Remarks On he Slave Trade" which includes near the beginning: "A gentleman newly come from Virginia...entertained me with an accident of so extraordinary a nature which happened not long since there...who was owner of a consi... See More  

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674608

Capital moves to Princeton due to troubles with angry soldiers over lack of pay...

Item #674608

August 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783 



* Princeton, New Jersey becomes Capital of U.S.



Page 2 has a nice account of the insurrection by solders in Philadelphia due to  being furloughed without their pay, noting in part: "...The Congress have thought fit to remove themselves to Prince Town [Princeton], the malcontents, consisting principally if not wholly, of the disband... See More  

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674528

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674528

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674527

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674527

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674419

Congress moves to Princeton due to a soldiers' revolt...

Item #674419

August 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 2, 1783  Page 3 has a report that the United States has further defined the powers of Congress to negotiating with countries, and: "...for making peace and war, for recommending the quotas of taxes, appointing foreign minsters..." and more. Also that General Carleton has advertised in the New York Gazette for flour to be: "...delivered at Lon... See More  

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674406

Carleton & Washington meet on the evacuation of New York City...

Item #674406

July 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 19, 1783  Page 3 has a few reports of naval encounters, and also that: "...at last a meeting was held between General Carleton and Mr. Washington, relative to the intended evacuation of New York, when...an offer was made to leave a considerable quantity of naval and military stores behind, if the Americans would relax in their prosecution of the Loyali... See More  

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674405

Carleton & Washington meet on the evacuation of New York City...

Item #674405

July 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 19, 1783  Page 3 has a few reports of naval encounters, and also that: "...at last a meeting was held between General Carleton and Mr. Washington, relative to the intended evacuation of New York, when...an offer was made to leave a considerable quantity of naval and military stores behind, if the Americans would relax in their prosecution of the Loyali... See More  

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674350

Waiting for the evacuation of New York... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #674350

July 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1783 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Page 5 has several reports concerning the Loyalists including: "...appears...that the preparations for the evacuation of New York approach every day to a greater degree of maturity, & that nothing is wanting for the actual execution of this long-talked-of event...A board has been appointed to... See More  

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674349

Waiting for the evacuation of New York... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #674349

July 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1783  Page 5 has several reports concerning the Loyalists including: "...appears...that the preparations for the evacuation of New York approach every day to a greater degree of maturity, & that nothing is wanting for the actual execution of this long-talked-of event...A board has been appointed to superintend the embarkation of all the Loyalist... See More  

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673998

Peace has come to New York...

Item #673998

May 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 27, 1783  Page 6 has a letter from New York noting in part: "Peace being now restored to this country, our old inhabitants are beginning to come in and mix with us again...Those that have come to town seem well pleased & with for a speedy reconciliation with their old friends..." plus a report of Congress authorizing the building of four ships ... See More  

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673976

Tired of pirating... news from Charlestown...

Item #673976

November 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 22, 1766  The front page has an article with the dateline "Newport, Rhode Island, October 6" which is from "a letter from Castle Brew, at Annamaboa, on the Coast of Africa...". It talks about the pirate infested areas along the coastline, but in particular the one ship "commanded by one Hide". "...These fellows neither murder, ... See More  

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673957

How to trade with the Americans...

Item #673957

April 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1783



* Post American Revolutionary War

* Trade with the enemy to resume ?




Page 6 has news from the House of Commons noting in part: "...Mr. Hussey wished that the Americans might be put on the footing of the most favoured nation, but still he thought that a duty ought to be laid on American oil; he believed that the bill would not give satisfact... See More  

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673954

Congress to create a National Bank? Repaying the money owed to France... Indian troubles...

Item #673954

April 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 15, 1783  Page 3 has an item noting: "Letters from Phila. advise that several conferences had been held by the French Envoy with some...members of Congress...to...obtaining a proper settlement of the mode of payment of those sums which America is indebted to France...".

Also that: "The establishment of a grand national Bank on a plan simila... See More  

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673898

Adams, Franklin, Jay, Laurens, & Jefferson authorized to negotiate terms for peace...

Item #673898

February 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 27, 1783  Inside has one-third of a page taken up with the: "Copy of the Commission of the United States of America, to John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens, and Thomas Jefferson, Esqrs. June 15, 1781."

The document--signed in type by the President & Secretary of Congress--formally appoints these men as ambassadors in Europe... See More  

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