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December 06, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 6, 1781
* Post Surrender of Cornwallis
* Should the British continue the war ?
* General Benedict Arnold
Being a week or more since the news of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown reached Parliament, this issue has a considerable amount of discussion from the: "House Of Commons", which includes various talk on the Revolutionary ... See More
February 02, 1790
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1790
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
The back page has: "...Sir Sampson compelled Mr. Mendoza to give bail for his good behavior in future, which he did, himself in a penalty of 200 pounds...Thus the rage for boxing has received a very proper check...to be hoped the magistrates throughout the kingdom will be no less vigilant in their ende... See More
June 21, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1777 Page 2 has an item concerning the Revolutionary War in America, with text including: "...that the congress had sent to Gen. Howe some proposals for a reconciliation, but such as they knew would not be accepted. It was supposed to be done to gain time. Gen Howe was...preparing to go on a secret expedition not to Philadelphia as it was thought;... See More
January 04, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777
* Revolutionary War
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispos... See More
September 04, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759
* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More
November 27, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781
* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
* Revolutionary War ending
* Historic item - 1st report
This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.
Although the formal le... See More
June 18, 1761
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761
* Very early Alaska description
Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... See More
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760
* George II of Great Britain death
* Early, same day report (rare)
Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at... See More
April 20, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782 One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More
April 12, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1787 The back page has a brief & seemingly insignificant report: "By accounts from America...the manufacture of nail is brought to such perfection throughout the United States as to stop the importation of that article; and they are in great expectation of rivaling Great Britain in many other branches of manufacture." This statement says... See More
November 13, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770 Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More
January 22, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fight
Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserv... See More
May 19, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787 Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More
September 29, 1761
THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, September 29, 1761
* George III of the United Kingdom
The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The ... See More
April 21, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787
* Early American trade
* U.S. vessels to protect ?
Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: "The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.
Eight pages, never bou... See More
July 23, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768 The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... See More
February 13, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768 As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More
June 02, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 2, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including two articles from New York, one from Boston, and another from Philadelphia (see images for details). The Postscript has the interesting, "No liberty! No life! Proper wages, and down with oppression. In a letter to the brave people of England," a rather lengthy title b... See More
June 04, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 4, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including a letter from Massachusetts Bay, and two articles from New York (see images for details). Also included are excerpts from Voltaire's new satire, "The Man of Forty Crowns," which is accompanied by a lengthy review which concludes: "This plausible discourse mad... See More
February 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783
* End of Revolutionary War
* King George III proclamation
* The cessation of hostilities
Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King,... See More
June 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1766 Most of the front page is taken up with details of a pamphlet tiled: "Extract from Free & Candid Remarks on a Late Celebrated Oration, with some Few occasional Thoughts on the Late Commotions in America", relating to the issue of taxing the Americans (see for portions).
Page 6 has a curious item headed "America" datelined ... See More
November 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783 Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More
November 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 20, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* Trade with America
Page 6 has a report from the South Carolina Gazette has a note that Sweden has lessened the duties of items from America in order to encourage commerce. Then a letter from France beginning: "Since the Preliminaries of Peace have been signed & ratified, the Farmers-general have lost all... See More
November 06, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783
* Closing events of the Revolutionary War
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: "... See More
October 28, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1783 Page 5 has a letter noting: "...trade of this port is at a very low ebb...nor do I expect it will revive until the States of America obtain a more settled government, which...seems to be at a very considerable distance...the state of Virginia...is under the control of a governor & council..." and more. Another small item has: "O... See More
October 18, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1783
* Equestrian statue of George Washington (Washington Circle)
* New York loyalists - Benjamin Franklin re. treaty w/ Sweden
Page 3 has a report noting in part: "...that a treaty had been ratified in Congress the 29th day of July last...between the U.S. and the King of Sweden. This Treaty was concluded at Paris...and signed by Dr. Frankl... See More
September 27, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1783
* Treaty of Paris (signing) announcement
* End of the American Revolutionary War
It was on Sept. 3, 1783, when that Treaty of Paris was formally signed by all parties. There were actually four treaties involving England with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic. The treaty would be printed in the next issue of this newspaper (September... See More
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
September 11, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 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
July 29, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
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July 26, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783
* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment
* General George Washington letter
Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerni... See More
July 24, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 24, 1783
* American Revolutionary War - closing events
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... See More
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
May 17, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 17, 1783
* Articles of Peace ratification announcement
* Ending the American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has various items concerning America including: "...the Congress of the United States of America, we hear, have refused to ratify the Provisional Treaty of Peace till after the British troops are withdrawn from New York..." and also: "... See More
May 13, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 13, 1783
* Loyalists staying in America ?
Page 5 has: "Letters received from Philadelphia, by the way of France say, that the Loyalists are likely to receive a much more favourable treatment from the new government than was generally expected; it being determined by the Pennsylvanians to prevent emigration as much as possible by lenient measures,... See More
April 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 22, 1783
* Benjamin Franklin wants to resign
Page 3 has a brief item: "Dr. Franklin has written to Congress requesting permission to resign his public employment, 'the business being too weighty for his old shoulders'. Such was the Doctor's expression."
Page 7 is mostly taken up with: "American News" which talks of ships leav... See More
April 10, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 10, 1783 Page 4 has: "American News" which includes: "The fleet left Charlestown [Charleston] bar on the 18th...part of which having on board Loyalists & their negroes, was conducted to St. Augustine by the convoy...part went to New York with his Majesty's ships...having on board troops and inhabitants, many families of ... See More
March 08, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 8, 1783
* Post American Revolutionary War
* Trade with the enemy to resume ?
Over one-third of page 4 is taken up with the: "Short Abstract of Bill for the Provisional Establishment & Regulation of Trade and Intercourse Between the Subjects of Great Britain, and those of the United States of North America."
Eight pages, 8... See More
March 06, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1783 Page 3 has two small bits: "All the ships that have cargoes for America are ordered to wait till a final commercial settlement has taken place between this country and the United States." and also: "Letters from Philadelphia mention that Congress were settling matters with the French for their finally quitting the dominions of the U... See More
February 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 22, 1783
* Post American Revolutionary War
* Trade with the enemy to resume ?
Several items concerning the reestablishment of trade between America and England including: "We hope & trust that the stipulations of the treaty are such as will revive our injured trade & restore our commercial intercourse with our American Brethren...declar... See More
February 08, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 8, 1783 Beginning on page 1 & concluding on page 2 is a nice report concerning the plight of the Loyalists in America: "The American Loyalists, resident in the metropolis, held a meeting...to consult upon a proper measure for obtaining redress...was at last agreed that delegates should be selected to represent the several provinces that felt thems... See More
February 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768 As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More
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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
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
October 08, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 8, 1767
* Colonial era original
* Early report from America
An inside page has: "America -- Boston, New England" (see images).
The back page has: "Translation of a Letter from M. De Voltaire to the Russian Ambassador at Paris". The back page also has a report from Corsica.
The balance of the issue is taken up with various r... See More
September 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767
* Multiple reports from America
Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... 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).
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 whilst we ke... See More
January 27, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1774
* Prelude to the Revolutionary War
* Original reporting from the enemy
The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping tro... See More
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