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644610

Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #644610

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America mu... See More  

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644609

The Captain Huddy and Captain Asgill affair...

Item #644609

July 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War



Page 3 has a nice accounting of the controversial hanging of American patriot Capt. Huddy and the resulting Asgill Affair including: "...Capt. Lippencot (the executioner of Capt. Huddy) was under trial of a court martial...that he would be condemned & punished; for it has been proved that he deliberately... See More  

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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644502

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

Item #644502

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 this issue is a mention of "A Portugal... See More  

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644477

Thoughts on Washington's military plans...

Item #644477

April 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1782  Pgs. 2 & 3 have a letter New York noting in part: "...the garrison, fearing an attack would be made on that city by Gen. Washington, were busily employed in fortifying the island & taking every preparation to resist the enemy...there being no commercial intercourse whatever between the garrison & the Americans. Gen. Washington... See More  

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644472

Beginning the process of ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #644472

March 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 



* Making peace with America ?



Most of a column on pg. 4 is taken up with: "PEACE WITH AMERICA - A BILL Presented to the House of Commons...to enable His Majesty to conclude a PEACE, or TRUCE, with the Revolted Colonies in North America." (see for full text). This was the first step towards ending the Revolutionary War.

Page 5 has... See More  

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644466

Much talk in Parliament on the Revolutionary War...

Item #644466

February 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in the las... See More  

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644428

Good front page war content...

Item #644428

January 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1782  Two-thirds of the ftpg. has "American News" from before Cornwallis' surrender; including: "...from Wilmington, we are happy to find that the inhabitants in general of North Carolina are daily manifesting their attachment to his Majesty's government by joining in large bodies...assisting in the suppression of this wicked &... See More  

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644207

Premature report of the death of Ben Franklin....

Item #644207

March 04, 1788

LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 



* Benjamin Franklin

* False death report




Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extra... See More  

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644101

The battle for New York…

Item #644101

October 15, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 15, 1776



* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn

* George Washington vs. William Howe

* Rare Benedict Arnold mention




Included is a noted that: "This Day were Published" various maps of the American colonies as noted.  "London" on page 6 reports that: "…on the 8th New York was attacked by our men of war, etc." and that: "&... See More  

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644099

Battle of Long Island... "Riding the rail" & other tortures...

Item #644099

October 10, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1776 



* Battle of Long Island

* American Revolutionary War

* Riding the Rail torture




Page 3 has a nearly half column letter from Chamblee with reports on events in the Crown Point & Lake Champlain vicinity (see photos). An inside pg. has reports concerning the British in New York, including: "...that they had done their utmost endeavour... See More  

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643851

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

Item #643851

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789

* African slave trade

* William Wilberforce

* Botany Bay - Australia

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 fr
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643525

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

Item #643525

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778  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 including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More  

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640789

Payments to Loyalists... Death of Tippoo...

Item #640789

June 27, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786  Inside has; "American Loyalists"  which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More  

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640621

First settlement in Australia: Botany Bay...

Item #640621
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1789 



* Commodore Philips arrives at Botany Bay

* Early report on settling Australia



By far the most significant item is the first detailed account in print (London Chronicle of Feb. 24 gives a one sentence report) of the settlement at Botany Bay by Captain Arthur Philips. The article takes approximately 2 1/2 columns and includes details of... See More  

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640567

Peace not to happen... Ethan Allen's treasonous efforts...

Item #640567

May 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 18, 1782  The bottom of the ftpg has a letter from Phila. which carries over to pg.2: "...your friends were in great hopes that peace was near at hand & that we should once more be united to our Mother Country but those glorious hopes are now vanished for the Congress have agreed on another treaty with the court of France & that they will not ag... See More  

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640566

John Adams in his ambassador role in Europe...

Item #640566

May 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1782  Page 2 has a report concerning John Adams' efforts in Amsterdam towards working on a general peace agreement. Also: "Mr. Adams has obtained leave to open a loan here for five millions of florins...and that two vessels, one called the General Washington, and the other the General Green, are ready at Amsterdam to be loaded with the productio... See More  

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640564

Events in the South... Vermont willing to join England in the war...

Item #640564

April 30, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 30, 1782 



* Vermont to fight for British ?

* Southern events - Georgia & more

* American Revolutionary War




Page two has several reports of military events in the South with mention: "...that all apprehension for the loss of Georgia were now entirely unnecessary...the enemy to relinquish all thoughts of attacking it. General Greene had re-c... See More  

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640562

Objections to acknowledging American independence...

Item #640562

April 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 23, 1782 



* American Independence ?

* British oppose




The back page has a short bit noting: "It is said the great obstacle of peace with America is  the proposition of independence. The Earl of Shelburne and Lord Ashburton are positively against it. They have already given their opinions publicly."

This is followed by a letter from A... See More  

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640557

Carleton coming over to take command... Congress displeased with Washington & the French...

Item #640557

April 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 4, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pg. 2 has a short yet notable bit: "On Monday, & not before, his Excellency Sir Guy Carleton set out from his apartment in Duke Street, Grosvenor square, for Portsmouth, to embark immediately on his expedition to New York to take upon him the chief command of his Majesty'... See More  

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640528

Washington could not have won without the French...

Item #640528

February 12, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1782 



* Cutting paper money in half

* Prevention of mail robberies




Page 5 has a report from a Pennsylvania newspaper with some talk of prison ships, and the destination of some of the British departing the colonies (see). The back page has a letter from New York reporting how: "...America is more internally weak at this moment than almost at... See More  

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640206

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

Item #640206

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767



* Commodore John Byron

* HMS Dolphin

* World voyage




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". See the hyperlink for further details on this historic voyage.

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

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639469

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

Item #639469

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 this issue is a mention of "A Portugal... See More  

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639039

Massacre of Indian chiefs...

Item #639039

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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638703

Congress needs to protect American ships in the Mediterranean...

Item #638703

April 21, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787  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 bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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638692

Is the Shays' Rebellion coming to an end?

Item #638692

April 17, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1787 



* Shays' Rebellion ending ?



The back page has a report on the Shays' Rebellion noting: "...that Gen. Lincoln was continuing to disperse the insurgents in the state of Massachusetts, that Shays was said to be nearly deserted by all his followers;...that he has still 1500 men with him...issued a proclamation offering a reward fo... See More  

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638477

With two prints...

Item #638477

October 12, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 12, 1773  An inside page has a lengthy article: "To the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich" which relates to astronomy-related issues and includes two geometric illustrations, rarely found in newspapers of this era (see).

Over 2 columns are taken up with reports from the South Carolina Gazette detailing the concerns of the U... See More  

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638465

Trouble with Indians...

Item #638465

November 18, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 18, 1773  Half a column on an inside page is headed "America" with reports from New  York and Charleston, including one beginning: "The Seneka Indians have killed four Frenchmen & robbed a canoe..." and another report concerns the slave insurrection in Honduras (see). The same page has over half a column taken up with a letter f... See More  

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638424

News from America on the French & Indian War...

Item #638424

September 27, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1760  Inside has nearly two-thirds of a page taken up with reports headed: "America" with items from Charleston concerning the Cherokee Indians, and also noting: "When Col. Montgomery marched from Congarees...brought the troops from New York to be in readiness to take them on board again..." and more. Also a nice letter from an offi... See More  

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638423

The importance of Canada...

Item #638423

October 18, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1760  Two-thirds of page 2 is taken up with: "A Succinct View Of The Importance of Canada" being a lengthy chart which provides details on the navigation of the various rivers, and other information. Also most of a page taken up with: "...account is given of the French Ecclesiastical Government at Louisbourg in the Island of Cape Breton&q... See More  

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638422

Cherokees asking for peace...

Item #638422

November 11, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1760  Inside has a brief report headed; "America" with a Charleston dateline, noting: "Letter from Augusta...advise that about 4 days ago they were informed that the Cherokees were asking for a peace..." (see).

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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637919

Two consecutive issues have a lengthy speech regarding America...

Item #637919

April 01, 1779

* Speeches on America during American Revolutionary War

* 2 original issues from the enemy




THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of consecutive  issues containing in full the lengthy: "Governor Johnston's Speech...on Mr. Fox's Motion for a Vote of Censure on Administration for not Sending out a Reinforcement earlier last year to Lord Howe at New York" which obviously has... See More  

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637568

An early scandal in the sport of horse racing...

Item #637568

October 29, 1791

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791  Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was  the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the... See More  

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637543

The sport of pedestrianism: man vs. horse...

Item #637543

November 12, 1791

LONDON CHRONICLE, Nov. 12, 1791  Inside has an interesting article: "Extraordinary Walking Match", as pedestrianism was a sport at the time. It mentions: "...a match between Cotterel, the celebrated walker, and a horse belonging to Mr. Ryley, which was wagered to walk against him, for 20 miles..." with details of the man vs. horse walking match. (see).

  Eightpages, ... See More  

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636776

Supporting the governor...

Item #636776

August 11, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 11, 1772  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning: "...a suitable grant for the support of his Majesty's Governor of the Province...your Excellency was not pleased the last year to give your consent to a Bill...for granting the sum of thirteen hundred pounds for the support of your Excellency..." with more on the controversy concerning the ... See More  

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636757

Surprised when dining on turtle...

Item #636757

October 23, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1781  A page 2 report gives some hints of the events soon to come at Yorktown, with: "We hear that M. de Grasse has entered the Bay of chesapeak & landed 3600 men under the command of M. de St.Simon. These troops are to join those of M. de la Fayette to oblige, if possible, the English to evacuate Georgia...". Further on is a report from t... See More  

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635612

In praise of women...

Item #635612

May 22, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1773  The ftpg. has: "Essay on the Character, Manners, and Genius of Women in Different Ages..." and also: "Of the Great & Virtuous Actions of Women in General". There is rubbing here which affects about 8 words.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, rubbing to the ftpg. as noted above, otherwise good.

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633380

Pre Revolutionary War...

Item #633380

July 10, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, July 10, 1766  Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well.



Complete in eight pages measuring 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, in nice condition, with a partial red ink tax stamp.

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$12.00
633054

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

Item #633054

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." (see for portions).

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

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$13.50
631179

Preaching in the colonies... Protection against the Indians...

Item #631179

February 11, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 11, 1764  The front page has an article beginning: "I beg a little room in your Chronicle for a few words on the proposals from New England for propagating the Gospel...". Inside under "America" is a New York dateline mentioning the preaching of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield, and also concerning "...An act providing for 300 effective men.... See More  

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631130

News from America... Georgia prohibits noted exportations...

Item #631130

August 30, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 30, 1766  Page 2 has: "AMERICA. Baltimore Town, Maryland", which mentions the inhabitants' efforts to raise funds for a statue in honor of General William Pitt.

Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with 3 datelines from Charleston, noting Lord Charles Montagu as the new governor of South Carolina; that Georgia has prohibited the exp... See More  

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630868

News from America...

Item #630868

June 03, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1766  Page 6 has a report datelined New York noting that a ship: "...is ashore near Jones's Gut on the south side of Long Island & 'tis feared every soul on board are perished as three dead bodies..." with a bit more (see). Another article is a letter from Boston & another from Philadelphia with some shipping reports (see).

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621979

A plea for separation of church & state... Indian troubles...

Item #621979

September 17, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1768  Over one-third of a page is taken p with a letter concerning: "The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for; and is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly their native country into a wilderness in order peaceabl... See More  

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621173

News from America...

Item #621173

July 25, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765  Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).

Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.

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620546

Birth of a prince... Poem on playing cards...

Item #620546

November 05, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767  Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More  

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619643

Death of famed composer Gluck...

Item #619643

January 01, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 1, 1788 



* Christoph Willibald Gluck death

* Classical music composer

* Italian & French opera




Page 3 has a report on the death of notice composer Christoph Gluck, beginning: "The death of Gluck, the celebrated musical composer who died suddenly of an apoplectic fit the 17th ult. at Vienna in his 73rd year..." with more, taking two-thi... See More  

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619181

The death of Lord George Gordon...

Item #619181

November 05, 1793

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 5, 1793 



* Lord George Gordon death

* British politician




Page 5 has a report of the death of Lord George Gordon. (see hperlink) Lord George Gordon is primarily known for his 1780 involvement in the "Gordon Riots" which he led, an anti-Catholic protest against the Papists Act of 1778. He also converted to Judaism for which he was ostrac... See More  

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613400

Governor dissolves the South Carolina General Assembly...

Item #613400

February 20, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1773  Inside has reports from Charleston concerning politics and noting that the Governor had dissolved the colonial General Assembly (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light dirtiness, generally good.

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612734

North Carolina governor censures the Assembly...

Item #612734

May 29, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 29, 1773  Inside has a report headed: "America" with news from Charleston including mention that: "...his Excellency Josiah Martin,  Governor in Chief of North Carolina, gave his assent to 25 bills & rejected 17. His Excellency then...censured the conduct of the Common House, prorogued the General Assembly...& the next day dissolved the sa... See More  

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605020

On the death of King George II...

Item #605020

October 30, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 30, 1760  Page 2 has: "The Lord Marshal's Order for a General Mourning for his late Majesty King George the Second.' (see)  Also a report from the "London Gazette Extraordinary" headed: "A Proclamation Requiring all persons being in Office of Authority of Government at the Decease of the late King, to proceed in the Execu... See More  

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$35.00
603435

Dismissing an agent...

Item #603435

April 02, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 2, 1767  Inside has an "Extract of a Letter from Boston (New England)" concerning the dismissal of Mr. Jackson as an agent, signed by the governor: Fra. Bernard (see).

Eight pages, 88 1/4 by 11 inches, some damp staining & minor margin wear.

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