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October 22, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, October 22, 1779
* Revolutionary War peace plan ?
Page 3 has a report of some hope for peace in the Revolutionary War, headed: "Proposals for the final Settlement & Pacification of the Troubles in America..." which includes 6 points as printed here, the first: "Required that commissioners be appointed to treat, consult,... See More
August 24, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 24, 1779 Most of the first column on the front page is taken up with a piece from the book of Genesis prefaced with: "The following beautiful Apologue in the Eastern stile was written by Dr. Franklin some years ago, with a view of reclaiming his countrymen in New England from that spirit of intolerance and religious persecution which were then so... See More
August 20, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1779 Page 3 under "America" has a report from the Committee of the House of Delegates in Virginia, which includes: "...those inhabitants of this state who were beyond sea at the commencement of hostilities at Lexington, & have not since by overt acts adhered to the public enemy, ought still to be deemed citizens of this commonwe... See More
Item #592230THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news ... See More
April 24, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 24, 1781 The front page has a letter from South Carolina noting: "I should be very happy indeed to confirm your supposed orderly state & government of this country since the surrender of Charlestown [Charleston] but am very sorry to inform you it is far otherwise. For a while there was a calm which made us hope resistance was at an end but i... See More
March 30, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 30, 1781 Page 3 has: "The station his Majesty's forces have now taken in the southern colonies must be the means of entirely crushing the rebellion here, as it is impossible the rebels can have any communication with the north but by a round of several miles through swamps & other places as disadvantageous." (see) The rest of the co... See More
March 09, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 9, 1781
* Uncommon title
A nice newspaper from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, however I find no American content. All the news reports seem to be European in focus. Many ads as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
June 11, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 11, 1779 Inside has a letter from Petersburg, Virginia, which includes: "Our coasts are covered with English privateers...The value of the paper currency falls from day to day; people generally even begin to despise it since a number of counterfeits have been discovered..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, some dirtiness to the front... See More
June 04, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 4, 1779 Page 3 includes: "...The open assistance given by the natural rivals & enemies of Great Britain to the rebellious colonies of North America has united all ranks of men in zeal for the common cause. They rejoice in the success which attends your Majesty's arms...and they, trusting in the Almighty, look forward with the solicitude of good cit... See More
May 25, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 25, 1779 Most of page 2 is taken up with further discussions in the House of Commons on the conduct of General Howe. Page 3 has from the "House of Commons: "General Burgoyne rose and recapitulated the whole of the American war in which he had been concerned...". An update notes: "...from Virginia...brings advice that nothing had yet... See More
January 15, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 15, 1779 Although from the middle of the Revolutionary War I find very little--if any--reference to it, this issue filled primarily with European reports. Complete in 8 pages, measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
January 12, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 12, 1779 Although from the middle of the Revolutionary War I find very little--if any--reference to it, this issue filled primarily with European reports. Complete in 8 pages plus also included is the single page "Supplement" issue. Measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
August 31, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Aug. 31, 1780
* Rare title
Inside has a letter which includes: "...it is supposed the intelligence they bring is most agreeable. I am told one of them said, 'That the news they were carrying was the best that had been brought since the American war began.' We flatter ourselves that the Americans are now convinced of their error & have aga... See More
Item #589437THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1769
* Mount Vesuvius eruption
* Gulf of Naples, Italy
The reverse side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "Advices from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition t... See More
Item #589348SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1772
* Rochester Castle at Kent, South East England print
This is the end of year "supplemental" issue to this famous title, containing on the front page the title with date, plus the list of the contents which includes: "Description...of the Esquimaux [Eskimo] Indians..." which is very descriptive of them and take... See More
April 16, 1781
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, April 16, 1781 Page 2 has mention of the noted John Paul Jones, with: "Paul Jones arrived at Philadelphia the first of March with only a single frigate. It is said he brought some very important news which had not transpired..." and further on is a note from St. Eustatia: "The Americans that fled to the woods & attempted to make a st... See More
September 02, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 2, 1777 Page 2 has various content on the Revolutionary War including: "In America matters bear the aspect of being speedily brought to an issue. Ticonderoga is already in our possession, which is the key of all internal communication through the revolted colonies." and another item tells of the plight of prisoners with: "Sir, hard as my... See More
June 10, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1780 Inside has a brief item concerning John Paul Jones, with a dateline of Paris and mentioning: "The celebrated Paul Jones is to sail from L'Orient with one frigate and three large privateers. He will carry back the Bostonians who have arrived here from Denmark within these eight or ten days. This intrepid Mariner must be highly gratified wi... See More
May 23, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 23, 1780 Page 2 includes a report that: "...certainly various accounts in tow from very respectable quarters, all of which confirm Sir Henry Clinton's taking Charlestown [Charleston] by storm on the 7th of April after a great slaughter on both sides..." (see).
Fully 1 1/3 pages are taken up with "Letter V to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount ... See More
April 27, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 27, 1780
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century America
* From The Enemy
Near the back is a column headed "America" with news taking over half the page & which includes: "Last Tues. night a party of the British troops embarked...they landed on the east side & surprised a body of the rebel troops, 34 of which were made priso... See More
January 21, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1777 One brief note mentions: "...that a plan of operations for the next campaign in America has been laid before the Privy Council which has been approved of & proper orders will soon be sent for carrying the same into execution." (see photos)
The back page has an interesting article on the tactics of the colonists during the Revolutionary War, ... See More
January 01, 1753
THE ADVENTURER, London, England, 1753
* Rare 18th century title
An uncommon essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.
A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page is present on each issue. ... See More
February 18, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 18, 1777 Page 2 has a report from Commodare Peter Parker concerning his work in Rhode Island, including: "...the Continental fleet is in Providence River beyond our reach at present...the 18th December I retook the Betty transport..." with a list of the American ships taken & retaken by the British ships under command of Parker (see).... See More
January 21, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1777 One brief note mentions: "...that a plan of operations for the next campaign in America has been laid before the Privy Council which has been approved of & proper orders will soon be sent for carrying the same into execution." (see)
The back page has an interesting article on the tactics of the colonists during the Revolutionary War, which i... See More
August 23, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 23, 1770 Page 2 has a brief item from Charleston (see photos). Another page has an ad for: "American Lands" offering 35,000 acres: "...of choice land in the county of Albany & Province of New York..." with details (see photos). Another page has: "America" with a report from Philadelphia noting: "...parcel of English g... See More
December 13, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 13, 1781 The front page has 2 columns taken up with a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" much of which comments on the situation in America and the Revolutionary War. Nearly 4 pages of reports from the "House of Commons" also include some discussion of the American situation, one item noting: "...The illusion which had filled... See More
October 11, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1781 Inside has a letter from New York which gives details of a naval battle, noting in part: "....the 29th of June we fell in with a rebel privateer of 22 guns...who engaged us for 3 hours and 20 minutes...The engagement was so excessively hot that for three quarters of an hour the muzzles of her guns & ours rubbed one another. We received so... See More
September 13, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1781 The front page has a report which includes: "From New York...we have a letter from a field officer...which says, 'Count Rochambeau having found the attack upon New York, as planned by Mr. Washington, to be impracticable, proposes to retire with his troops to Rhode Island. General Clinton will certainly attack Washington's lin... See More
August 19, 1772
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1772 Page 2 has a piece headed: "America" from Albany with a story of a brave rescue of a child from falling overboard from a ship (see).
Four pages, folio size, nice condition.
August 21, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1781 Much of the front page is taken up with naval reports from the Caribbean. Page 4 has a nice document from Charleston signed in type by both: Rawdon and N. Balfour, in which they note: "...attention to the general security of the province has obliged his Majesty's troops...to relinquish some of the upper parts of it...unnecessary for us to... See More
May 23, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 23, 1780 Page 2 has: "...from the force carried out with Sir Henry Clinton to South Carolina, there is room to entertain the most favourable hopes of the success of his enterprise. With Sir Henry Clinton, from New York, went 7500 men..." with more (see photos). Elsewhere is: "...a letter from an Officer on board the brig Hawke off Staten... See More
December 14, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1779 The back page has a letter from New York to a friend in Savannah, Georgia, which includes in part: "...Here, with a body of 12,000 men, we do--nothing! The rebels are the only active people here; they lately, by a...well conducted plan, surprised Stoney Point fort...with about 600 men in it & commanded by Col. Johnston...about 40 were kil... See More
Item #584496THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779
* Discussion of the American War
The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loy... See More
Item #584495THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779 The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More
October 28, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1779 Nearly two pages are taken up with: "Further thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs..." which has as its premise: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand & capital mistake relative to the welfare of this nation: That colonie... See More
June 17, 1777
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1777 The front page carries an article in which the King received an anonymous threatening letter which was found near the house of Colonel Crawfurd. The letter was published (which contained the actual spelling) and a reward was established to be paid upon the conviction of any one or more of the offenders.
This is complete in four pages, contains a ... See More
Item #582636THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.
Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see photos). A... See More
March 09, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 9, 1780
* General William Howe
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
Most of a page is taken up with a letter signed: "Americanus" which is critical in the efforts of General Howe during his leadership in war effort in America, headed: "To the Right Hon. Lord H--e" (brother of the general), which has near the beginning: "In th... See More
January 16, 1779
* Lot of 3 issues
* Revolutionary War Era
Three Revolutionary War era newspapers from England but I find no content concerning the War worthy of being written up. Sold as a group of three issues offering a flavor of reporting from the war period. Two are the London Chronicle of May 29 and January 16, 1779; the third is The York Courant of February 15, 1780. All are complete, nice condition, &a... See More
Item #581373THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1780 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. An interesting variety of European news of the day, political reports, literary items & other unusual tidbits, all providing a flavor of what the British were reading in the midst of the R... See More
April 24, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 24, 1781
* North Carolina volunteers
* Benedict Arnold chased
* Revolutionary War original
Page 2 has: "...letters from North Carolina bring advice that the majority of the inhabitants in that province have lately risen voluntarily on the side of loyalty & have seized upwards of 200 of the principal men who were known to be the most dist... See More
April 21, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 21, 1781 The back page has a few war-related items including: "...money sent to Newport, Rhode Island, in America, is for the use of M. Rochambeau's army..." and "a Mr. Scriven is arrived there from Philadelphia, appointed by congress to negotiate a loan with the Crown...the Crown would not advance a louis d'or, but that they thought the mon... See More
February 03, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 3, 1781 Several pages are taken up with reports from the "House of Commons" which includes one bit noting: "...Lord Howe complained of a late publication in which he had been accused of having carried on a correspondence with Dr. Franklin, a little before he took the command in America--the fact was true, but the whole of that treasonable co... See More
May 16, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1778
* re. Battle of Saratoga surrender
* General John Burgoyne
Page 2 includes: "Yesterday...General Burgoyne arrived in town from Rhode Island...The purpose of Gen. Burgoyne's message is said to be to solicit a ratification of the convention he concluded at Saratoga with Gen. Gates or if that cannot be done (because such a... See More
July 14, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 14, 1781
* Movements of British troops in America
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
The back page has some news from America including : "...letters from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton with an account of his Lordship having effected a junction with the troops under the command of Brigadier General Arnold, in consequence of wh... See More
June 18, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1774 Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "A Review of the Present Administration", being a review of a pamphlet of this title and which gives much attention to the results of the Boston Port Bill . The photos show most of the article, which begins: "The Boston port bill is a measure planned with the utmost wisdom & policy.... See More
April 16, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 16, 1774 Over a full column on page 6 is taken with with a report from Charleston relating to the trouble with the Creek Indians (see photos).
The back page has an item which notes: "A writer treating of the present disputes relative to the Bostonians says, 'It is true, we did assist America in the late war, but did they not assist us, for whils... See More
March 03, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1774 An inside page has over a full column concerning how to deal with the American situation. See photos for the full text.
Another page has reports from Boston and New York headed "America" and includes: "...on Thursday last the Tea, which was saved out of Capt. Loring's brigantine, was landed at the Castle by order of the Officer... See More
Item #568638THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1767 The first article is: "An Authentick Narrative of the Many horrid Cruelties inflicted by Mrs. Elizabeth Brownrigg upon her Poor Apprentice Girls" which includes a full page plate of their plight (see), and the four page article.
Among other articles are: "A Description of a Deer of the Cape of Good Hope" which is acco... See More
August 24, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 24, 1780 Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.
This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various news of the day, political reporting and many advertisements as w... See More
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