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674620

England's concerns for the Loyalists...

Item #674620

September 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 16, 1783  Page 7 has a full column taken up with: "Abstract of the Most Material Clauses in the Act of Parliament Passed last Session for Appointing Commissioners for Inquiring into the Losses & Services of the American Loyalists". This was to provide assistance to the Loyalists from the war who suffered in America for their loyalty to Englan... See More  

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674619

Washington traveling to France? Vermont wants to be a state...

Item #674619

September 13, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1783  Page 4 has a brief item from Paris: "General Washington certainly visits this city, though he is not yet arrived; Dr. Franklin returns soon to Philadelphia. As his hotel is not given up, it is supposed Mr. Washington will reside there during his stay in France...".

Half of page 7 has a document from the "state of Vermont" to ... See More  

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674618

Washington traveling to France? Vermont wants to be a state...

Item #674618

September 13, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1783  Page 4 has a brief item from Paris: "General Washington certainly visits this city, though he is not yet arrived; Dr. Franklin returns soon to Philadelphia. As his hotel is not given up, it is supposed Mr. Washington will reside there during his stay in France...".

Half of page 7 has a document from the "state of Vermont" to ... See More  

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674617

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674617

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 11, 1783  An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, capt. Warner arrived with the Preliminary Articles between his Majesty and the St... See More  

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674616

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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674615

A critical review of Washington's Circular Letter... Guy Carleton to remain in New York till all Loyalists leave...

Item #674615

September 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Sept. 2, 1783  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a very interesting letter: "To George Washington" signed in type by an: "Injured Loyalist". The writer refers to Washington's Circular Letter of June 18, 1783, criticizing various excerpts from it.

Page 5 has a small bit: "A gentleman who came yesterday to town from Paris says that great prep... See More  

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674614

A critical review of Washington's Circular Letter... Guy Carleton to remain in New York till all Loyalists leave...

Item #674614

September 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Sept. 2, 1783  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a very interesting letter: "To George Washington" signed in type by an: "Injured Loyalist". The writer refers to Washington's Circular Letter of June 18, 1783, criticizing various excerpts from it.

Page 5 has a small bit: "A gentleman who came yesterday to town from Paris says that great prep... See More  

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674613

American events at the end of the war...

Item #674613

August 30, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 30, 1783   Page 2 has a small bit from New York: "...we learn that preparations were making for our troops evacuating that port; that Admiral Digby had sailed for England, and left Sir Edmund Affleck commander of the British fleet on that coast." And another item from Charleston notes: "...many people are much discontented at the arbitra... See More  

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674612

American events at the end of the war...

Item #674612

August 30, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 30, 1783   Page 2 has a small bit from New York: "...we learn that preparations were making for our troops evacuating that port; that Admiral Digby had sailed for England, and left Sir Edmund Affleck commander of the British fleet on that coast." And another item from Charleston notes: "...many people are much discontented at the arbitra... See More  

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674611

Maryland will struggle in agreeing to a federal government...

Item #674611

August 28, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 28, 1783  Page 3 has an interesting item: "A gentleman of Maryland, the last of  the American provinces that joined the confederacy against Britain & the most moderate in their political sentiments...How matters on this side of the ocean will settle, or what form they will assume, I profess I am utterly unable to conjecture. All is uncertain. ... See More  

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674610

Maryland will struggle in agreeing to a federal government...

Item #674610

August 28, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 28, 1783  Page 3 has an interesting item: "A gentleman of Maryland, the last of  the American provinces that joined the confederacy against Britain & the most moderate in their political sentiments...How matters on this side of the ocean will settle, or what form they will assume, I profess I am utterly unable to conjecture. All is uncertain. ... See More  

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674609

Washington has gone to Virginia? The capital moves...

Item #674609

August 23, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 23, 1783  Page 3 has: "...There is a confirmation...of Gen. Washington being gone to Virginia to assist in forming the legislation of that province. The Congress had removed to Trenton, and it was expected as soon as he English evacuated New York they would remove to that city, which will be made the seat of the American government in future." Thi... 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  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 disbanded soldiery, and who...were very alarming have become ... See More  

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674607

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

Item #674607

August 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783  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 disbanded soldiery, and who...were very alarming have become ... See More  

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674604

Americans are seizing land of the Loyalists...

Item #674604

August 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 16, 1783  Inside has a bit concerning General Paoli of Corsica, plus mention of a meeting between Henry Clinton and the King of England. Mntion of people traveling from England to Phila. "...under a passport from Dr. Franklin, but were stopped...and their papers seized...".

Also a "Letter from New York" which mentions: "...But my s... See More  

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674603

Americans are seizing land of the Loyalists...

Item #674603

August 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 16, 1783  Inside has a bit concerning General Paoli of Corsica, plus mention of a meeting between Henry Clinton and the King of England. Mntion of people traveling from England to Phila. "...under a passport from Dr. Franklin, but were stopped...and their papers seized...".

Also a "Letter from New York" which mentions: "...But my s... See More  

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674589

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #674589

October 17, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 17, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 2 slavery related ads. Page 3 has two more and the back page has another one. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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674571

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674571

November 05, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 5, 1677



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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674559

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674559
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674558

A rare issue of a short-lived "Royal" newspaper from Charleston...

Item #674558

July 13, 1782

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782  Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 45 years in the hobby.

This title is the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General  Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British captured Charleston during the Revolution War in May, 1780, the Gazette was seiz... See More  

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674557

Letter between friends with opposing politics...

Item #674557

January 11, 1779

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 11, 1779  Over a column on the ftpg. is an: "Extract of a Genuine Letter from a Gentlemen at Philadelphia to an American Refugee in London", friends who are separated by politics. Bits include: "Though you and I were always, since the contest first began between Britain & America, of different principles...How long d... 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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674516

Sam Adams...

Item #674516

July 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796  The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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674515

Acorn coffee for the poor... Recruitment ad for the U.S. military...

Item #674515

July 03, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 3, 1799  Page 2 has: "Prospect of an Indian War" mentioning: "...at Fort Washington, informing him that the Indians were embodying & holding councils--and from every appearance meditating a stroke on some part of the frontiers of the United States...".

The back page has an interesting item: "Acorn Coffee&q... See More  

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674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of... See More  

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674490

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674490
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674489

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674489
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674488

Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

Item #674488
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from a... See More  

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674487

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674487
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674485

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674484

Relations with England...

Item #674484
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1766  Among the items included are: "On the Alliance between Church and State and the American Bishops...". A great & lengthy article is: "On The Trade & Commerce of the British Colonies" which considers the taxation and trade issues, of significance given the Stamp Act which was in force at this time. There is much great readin... See More  

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674482

Quartering troops in America... Greenland...

Item #674482
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1767  A full page is taken up with: "American Affairs" with reports from New York, Philadelphia, New-England, and South Carolina, portions including: "...the indispensable duty of his subjects in America to obey the acts of the legislature of Great Britain...will not fail duty to carry into execution the act of parliament passed l... See More  

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674481

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674481
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674480

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674480
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674479

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674479
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674432

Quakers plead to Congress to liberate all slaves held in bondage...

Item #674432

December 25, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1783  Page 4 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which has a letter from Philadelphia concerning the slave trade. The letter, from the Quakers and addressed to Congress, is prefaced with: "The people called Quakers, in America, having been long impressed with a sense of the iniquity of the Slave Trade, at length enjoined the ... See More  

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674431

Quakers plead to Congress to liberate all slaves held in bondage...

Item #674431

December 25, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 25, 1783  Page 4 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which has a letter from Philadelphia concerning the slave trade. The letter, from the Quakers and addressed to Congress, is prefaced with: "The people called Quakers, in America, having been long impressed with a sense of the iniquity of the Slave Trade, at length enjoined the ... See More  

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674427

A wealth of end-of-war reports...

Item #674427

August 14, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 14, 1783  Page 2 has several end-of-war items including: "..every thing was in readiness for the English troops to evacuate the place on receiving orders from hence for that purpose; but the officers of the army publicly talked that New York would be kept strongly garrisoned by British troops till the Definitive Treaty is signed..." and: "...... See More  

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674426

Soldiers are furloughed without pay: soldiers are angry...

Item #674426

August 09, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 9, 1783  All of page 4 deals with the soldier insurrection at the end of the war due to being furloughed without being paid.

Headed: "American News", a prefacing paragraph notes: "Just at the moment when Congress had given their sanction to the Act of Commutation, intelligence arrived that the Provisional Articles of Peace were signed; but t... See More  

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674425

Soldiers are furloughed without pay: soldiers are angry...

Item #674425

August 09, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 9, 1783  All of page 4 deals with the soldier insurrection at the end of the war due to being furloughed without being paid.

Headed: "American News", a prefacing paragraph notes: "Just at the moment when Congress had given their sanction to the Act of Commutation, intelligence arrived that the Provisional Articles of Peace were signed; but t... See More  

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674424

Soldiers revolt due to lack of pay: Congress moves to Princeton...

Item #674424

August 07, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The top of page 2 has a great summation of the soldier revolt in Phila. due to the lack of pay, noting: "The dissension which have prevailed among the provincial troops in America were occasioned by the military finding that no fund had been provided for paying the army...During the late military disturbances...the inhabitants so warmly espous... See More  

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674422

Soldiers revolt due to lack of pay: Congress moves to Princeton...

Item #674422

August 07, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The top of page 2 has a great summation of the soldier revolt in Phila. due to the lack of pay, noting: "The dissension which have prevailed among the provincial troops in America were occasioned by the military finding that no fund had been provided for paying the army...During the late military disturbances...the inhabitants so warmly espous... See More  

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674421

North Carolina pardons all those who offended the state since July 4, 1776...

Item #674421

August 05, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1783  Page 4 has a full column taken up with: "An ACT of Pardon and Oblivion by the State of North Carolina". It notes in part: "...for past offences...in the course of the late unhappy war have become liable to great pains and penalties for offenses committed against the peace & government of this  state...that all and all manner... See More  

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674420

North Carolina pardons all those who offended the state since July 4, 1776...

Item #674420

August 05, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1783  Page 4 has a full column taken up with: "An ACT of Pardon and Oblivion by the State of North Carolina". It notes in part: "...for past offences...in the course of the late unhappy war have become liable to great pains and penalties for offenses committed against the peace & government of this  state...that all and all manner... 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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674418

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

Item #674418

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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674417

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #674417

March 27, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 27, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is comple... See More  

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674416

Loyalists have left New York...

Item #674416

October 30, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 30, 1783  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very detailed review of a pamphlet: "Observations on the Commerce of  the American States".  Page 3 has a report from Paris that Ben Franklin presented medal to Mr. DeFleury for his efforts in the war.

The back page has an item noting: "The provisional articles of peace have been so indifferentl... See More  

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674415

Loyalists have left New York...

Item #674415

October 30, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 30, 1783  The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very detailed review of a pamphlet: "Observations on the Commerce of  the American States".  Page 3 has a report from Paris that Ben Franklin presented medal to Mr. DeFleury for his efforts in the war.

The back page has an item noting: "The provisional articles of peace have been so indifferentl... See More  

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