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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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674414

Ben Franklin to return home?

Item #674414

November 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 1, 1783  The back page has a short but very notable item: "A letter from Paris says that Dr. Franklin is sent for to America, in order to have his advice in making a code of laws for the better government of the United States; and that Mr. Laurens, jun. is to reside at Paris in quality of their Ambassador until some other appointment is made."

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674413

Ben Franklin to return home?

Item #674413

November 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 1, 1783  The back page has a short but very notable item: "A letter from Paris says that Dr. Franklin is sent for to America, in order to have his advice in making a code of laws for the better government of the United States; and that Mr. Laurens, jun. is to reside at Paris in quality of their Ambassador until some other appointment is made."

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674412

The British have taken the Bahamas from the Spanish...

Item #674412

July 31, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 31, 1783  The front page has the formal letter from Col. Deveaux to  Sir Guy Carleton, dated from the Bahamas, announcing that it has been captured from the Spanish.

The Capture of the Bahamas took place late in the Revolutionary War, when a Loyalist expedition under the command of Andrew Deveaux set out to retake the Bahamas from the Spanish. The exp... See More  

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674410

American items from the conclusion of the war...

Item #674410

July 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 24, 1783  Two-thirds of page 4 are taken up with: "American News" including a Proclamation concerning plans for he evacuation of Loyalists. Also several news items from St. Augustine, and a letter from Savannah which includes: "...If, as we are led to believe, East Florida is to be evacuated, I request your Excellency to take the earliest opp... See More  

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674409

American items from the conclusion of the war...

Item #674409

July 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 24, 1783  Two-thirds of page 4 are taken up with: "American News" including a Proclamation concerning plans for he evacuation of Loyalists. Also several news items from St. Augustine, and a letter from Savannah which includes: "...If, as we are led to believe, East Florida is to be evacuated, I request your Excellency to take the earliest opp... See More  

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674408

The British take the Bahamas...

Item #674408

July 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 22, 1783  Most of page 4 is taken up with: "American News - Recapture of the Bahamas" which includes 4 letters reporting the details. Also including: "Articles Entered Upon Between Don Antonio Claraco Sauz, Governor of the Bahama Islands, and his Honour Andrew Deveaux, Col. and Commander in Chief of the Expedition". Another letter mentio... 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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674404

Carleton & Washington have a very friendly meeting... Problems with maintaining the peace treaty...

Item #674404

July 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1783  Page 2 has a report of a problem in finalizing the commercial treaty between England & America. Also that: "...proceeded up the North River as high as Dobb's Ferry with Sir Guy Carleton...a conference was held on board her between these gentlemen and Gen. Washington...The negociation was carried on in the most polite & friendly ma... See More  

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674403

Carleton & Washington have a very friendly meeting... Problems with maintaining the peace treaty...

Item #674403

July 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1783  Page 2 has a report of a problem in finalizing the commercial treaty between England & America. Also that: "...proceeded up the North River as high as Dobb's Ferry with Sir Guy Carleton...a conference was held on board her between these gentlemen and Gen. Washington...The negociation was carried on in the most polite & friendly ma... See More  

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674402

Ten different titles from 1785 thru 1798...

Item #674402

January 01, 1790

Ten issue lot of 18th century American newspapers, ten different titles: The Herald; a Gazette for the Country, The Diary or Loudon's Register, Independent Chronicle, American Mercury, N.Y. Packet, Gazette of the U.S., The Mass. Centinel, Continental Journal, Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, and Columbian Centinel.

Dates range from 1785 to 1798. All have some sort of damage yet still a... See More  

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674401

No British debts plaid until slaves are returned...

Item #674401

July 24, 1789

(dmg) THE CONNECTICUT GAZETTE, New London, July 24, 1789  Four pages with a small hole in the masthead and a cutout in the 2nd leaf. This is a damaged issue pulled from lot 666407.

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674400

Details of being confined in the Bastille, 6 years before the French Revolution....

Item #674400

July 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 15, 1783  Page 7 has an: "Extract from Memoirs of the Bastile", the famous Paris fortress that was used as a prison for political dissidents by the royals of France. Its storming in 1789 was the catalyst of the French Revolution.

The article has interesting details including: "...when a fresh victim is brought to them, is the search. Their m... See More  

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674377

Over 290 years old...

Item #674377

June 29, 1751

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 29, 1751



* 18th Century original

* Over 290 years old



This newspaper is 269 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. A complete 4 page issue, measuring abou
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674365

Virginia is paying off its debts... British war prisoners have arrived...

Item #674365

July 12, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 12, 1783  A few bits regarding American include: "The Virginians seem to have taken the lead of their brethren in establishing immediate taxes and imposts for the speedy payment of the debt due from that state separately, as well as their quota to the continental debt..." with details.

A report from Paris notes: "Our Treaty of Commerce with ... See More  

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674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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674351

France loans the United Stattes six million to continue the war effort...

Item #674351

July 10, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 10, 1783  Page 7 has: "A Letter from the Honourable the Minister of France, to the Superintendent of Finance" dated ate Philadelphia. It begins: "I have the satisfaction to inform you that his Majesty procures for the United States a loan of six millions to be employed in the war department during the course of the current year..." and f... 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  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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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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674348

Loyalists are beingd humiliated...

Item #674348

July 05, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 5, 1783  Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...dispatches were sent off from Lord North's office...to Sir Guy Carleton at New York. They are confidently said principally to relate to the final disposal of the troops, and the evacuation of that province by his Majesty's forces there...".

Page 5 has a letter from New York noting in part: ... See More  

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674347

Loyalists are beingd humiliated...

Item #674347

July 05, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 5, 1783  Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...dispatches were sent off from Lord North's office...to Sir Guy Carleton at New York. They are confidently said principally to relate to the final disposal of the troops, and the evacuation of that province by his Majesty's forces there...".

Page 5 has a letter from New York noting in part: ... See More  

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674346

Prisoners of War... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #674346

July 03, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 3, 1783  The back page has several items concerning prisoners from the war and an agreement made concerning Loyalists: "A negociation has been held between the American Congress & the King's officers relative to such persons as intended to stay, to dispose of their effects after the King's garrison were withdrawn..." Also: "...Lef... See More  

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674345

Prisoners of War... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #674345

July 03, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 3, 1783  The back page has several items concerning prisoners from the war and an agreement made concerning Loyalists: "A negociation has been held between the American Congress & the King's officers relative to such persons as intended to stay, to dispose of their effects after the King's garrison were withdrawn..." Also: "...Lef... See More  

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674344

Fate of the Loyalists in America... When will the British leave New York?

Item #674344

July 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 1, 1783  Page 3 has: "Orders" to Loyalists dated at Headquarters, New York, May 26, 1783 noting: "All persons desirous to leave New York are to give in their names at the Adj. General's Office before the 7th of June next with a list of their families, expressing the place of their former residence, and where they wish to be removed to.&qu... See More  

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674343

Fate of the Loyalists in America... When will the British leave New York?

Item #674343

July 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 1, 1783  Page 3 has: "Orders" to Loyalists dated at Headquarters, New York, May 26, 1783 noting: "All persons desirous to leave New York are to give in their names at the Adj. General's Office before the 7th of June next with a list of their families, expressing the place of their former residence, and where they wish to be removed to.&qu... See More  

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674317

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #674317

October 03, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 3, 1692



* 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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674309

First American ships to circumnavigate the world... George Washington...

Item #674309

August 18, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Aug. 18, 1790  Page 2 includes an Act of Congress, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, "...to enable the officers & soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental Establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying northwest of the river Ohio, between the little Miami and Sciota." The Act of Congress is signed in type by the Pres... See More  

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674306

Independent spirit of those from Vermont...

Item #674306

September 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 20, 1783  The bkpg. has a report: "Private letters from New York mention that the inhabitants of the new State of Vermont are determined to encounter every danger, and even to form alliances with the Indian nations, rather than be incorporated with, or, as they conceive, subjected to the control of any of the United American States...".

Earlier ... See More  

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674305

Independent spirit of those from Vermont...

Item #674305

September 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 20, 1783  The bkpg. has a report: "Private letters from New York mention that the inhabitants of the new State of Vermont are determined to encounter every danger, and even to form alliances with the Indian nations, rather than be incorporated with, or, as they conceive, subjected to the control of any of the United American States...".

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674304

Trouble in dealing with the Loyalists...

Item #674304

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783  The ftpg. has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "The arts of factious demagogues have hitherto prevented a calm consideration of those articles of the treaty that respect the Loyalists...certain obnoxious characters that it is imagined will not he permitted to return."

Page 7 has: "American News - State of North Carolina&qu... See More  

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674303

America in a bad condition... The duty on imported slaves...

Item #674303

November 04, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 4, 1783  Page 2 has a letter from Charleston: "You will please to observe, that this place is no longer called Charlestown, but Charleston, it being incorporated under that name by an act of Assembly..." then a list of various duties imposed by the S.C. legislature including: "Negroes imported directly from Africa, four feet and upwards, 3 po... See More  

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674302

America in a bad condition... The duty on imported slaves...

Item #674302

November 04, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 4, 1783  Page 2 has a letter from Charleston: "You will please to observe, that this place is no longer called Charlestown, but Charleston, it being incorporated under that name by an act of Assembly..." then a list of various duties imposed by the S.C. legislature including: "Negroes imported directly from Africa, four feet and upwards, 3 po... See More  

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674299

Eleven nice British magazines...

Item #674299

February 04, 1783

Eleven early British magazines, all complete and all in good condition: The London Magazine 1765 (3), 1783 (2); 1785 (3); The European Magazine, 1800 (1); and 2 supplement issues dated 1781 and 1799.  All about 5 by 8 inches, most lacking full title/contents pages.

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674296

Seven British magazines of the 1700's...

Item #674296

July 02, 1780

A group lot of seven damaged issues of British magazines ranging from 1737 to 1792, titles including Town & Country Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine, London Magazine, and Ladies Magazine. All are defective due to lack of one or several leaves.

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674295

Eight magazines from Philadelphia, late 1700's...

Item #674295

May 01, 1789

Eight 18th century American magazines but all damaged, mostly due to lack of several leaves: The Columbian Magazine, Phila., 1787-1791 (4); and The American Museum, Phila., 1789-1792 (4).

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674294

Five London newspapers from the Revolutionary War...

Item #674294

March 08, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of five issues of 1777 and 1779, all Revolutionary War era but all damaged.

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674293

Fifteen early London newspapers...

Item #674293

March 09, 1774

A group lot of 15 damaged newspapers, all from London, and all with damage. Most are: The London Chronicle 1757-1783 (11); plus The London Gazette, 1716 (1); The Rambler, 1751 (2); and The York Chronicle & General Adv. 1784 (1).

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674290

Fourteen British issues from the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #674290

April 05, 1782

A group lot of 14 newspapers, the Edinburgh Advertiser, Scotland, 1782 (4); and The London Chronicle, 1782-3 (10), all complete and in good condition but I find no Revolutionary War content worth noting. They measure 9 by 12 inches.

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674289

A lot of seven 1795 New York newspapers...

Item #674289

February 03, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, 1795  A lot of seven complete issues, all never bound nor trimmed, some damp staining to most of them but otherwise rather good condition.

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674288

Twenty American issues of the 1700's.

Item #674288

April 03, 1795

A group lot of 20 issues, all second-rate or damaged condition, all American 18th century, and containing eleven different titles. All are late 18th century, most in the 1790's.

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674253

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #674253

September 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 11, 1757, Sept. 24, 1765, Jan. 2, 1767 Sept. 2, 1769, & March 10, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with minor damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures ab... See More  

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674221

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #674221

December 19, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Dec. 19, 1679  A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade... See More  

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674220

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #674220
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, July 26, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing particularly with the over 300 year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Rog... See More  

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674218

George Washington's inauguration and inaugural address... And a very rare eye-witness account...

Item #674218
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, May, 1789  Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. Great to have this text in this famous magazine published by perhaps the most renowned printer of the 18th century, Isaiah Thomas, whose private collection become the foundation of the American Antiquarian... See More  

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674217

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #674217

August 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated May 10, 1757, Feb. 1, 1763, Aug. 19, 1766, March 31, 1767, & June 18, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures abou... See More  

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674177

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #674177

June 29, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, June 29, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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