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200181

The Revolutionary War...

Item #200181
Here is the complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London, England dated January, 1776. The front page of this issue has a nice wood engraving of St. John's Gate (see photo). Within the 48 pages of this issue is some nice content concerning the Revolutionary War in America, including an article: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America", with lengthy particulars. "A... See More  

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200173

Moving on New York in the Revolutionary War...

Item #200173

September 28, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England,  Sept. 28, 1776 Pg. 2 has a report from New York mentioning: "We hear that Carleton is indefatigable in transporting some large vessels to the lakes in order to protect his troops..." with mention of General Howe, Crown Point & Ticonderoga. Another item mentions in part "...Col. Paterson having had a conference with Gen. Washington. When th... See More  

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200172

Item #200172

September 03, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England,  Sept. 3, 1776. An inside page has a "Letter from an Officer under General Howe, dated Staten Island" which begins: "Such strong intrenchments as the rebels have thrown up at New York were never before seen in an enemy's country...the same precautions are taken at Philadelphia & indeed every place where we are expected." with more. Also a letter ... See More  

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200171

Mention of "Common Sense"...

Item #200171

August 29, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1776. The entire ftpg. & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continued: "Retrospective view of Affairs in the Colonies" which begins: "General Gage thought it necessary for the safety of the troops, as well as to secure the important post & town of Boston, to fortify the neck of land..." with much more.  Some great reading here (see ... See More  

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200170

Item #200170

August 24, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 24, 1776. An inside page has a letter from Staten Island which includes "The Congress have for some time past turned perfect tyrants. Their bank bills are now refused by their best friends...This day General Howe received a letter from General Burgoyne wherein he acquaints him that he is entering the back settlements of New York so that we shall soon ha... See More  

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200169

Item #200169

August 23, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 23, 1777. Page 2 contains a short report which includes: "...letter...from Gen. Clinton who is left to command at New York with 7000 men, strongly fortified...that Lord & General Howe were sailed on an expedition with a great number of troops...that Gen. Howe had gained an advantage over Washington's army before he left the Jerseys, killing 400.... See More  

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200168

Arriving at Staten Island... Prisoners of war...

Item #200168

August 22, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1776 Page 2 has an item "from an officer at Staten Island" noting: "We arrived here safe & are very agreeably situated. The number we have is about 8000 men...some other transports of Fraser's have been taken by the rebels; and we are sorry to learn the men were sent through their towns as a show, amidst the insults of the populace." This ... See More  

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200167

Howe to Washington...

Item #200167

August 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1777 Over half of pg. 2 is taken up with  "Letters from General William Howe to General Washington respecting their Various Prisoners" which goes into much detail. Each of the 3 letters is signed: W. HOWE.  Interesting reading with much on the care & treatment of the prisoners. Pg. 3 has an item concerning Ticonderoga. Another pg... See More  

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200159

1776 Report on Gen. Howe

Report from London

Item #200159

June 15, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Phila., June 15, 1776 A ftpg. report from "London" begins: "The plan which Lord George Germaine has laid down for... the next campaign in North-America, is for the army to...march along the coast, and...destroy every city, town and village on both sea and great rivers...which he thinks will entirely cut off all the naval designs of the Americans, and...prove the mos... See More  

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200157

Great 1776 Declaration of Independence Issue...

Item #200157

June 08, 1776

 PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Phila., June 8, 1776 Pg. 2 of this issue has instructions to the representative chosen for the General Assembly from the "Freeholders and other Inhabitants" of Boston which begins: "At a time when, in all probability, the whole United Colonies of America are upon the verge of a glorious revolution....We have seen the humble petitions of these colonies to the K... See More  

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200052

The day after Lexington & Concord...

Item #200052

April 20, 1775

Here is the complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of THE LONDON CHRONICLE from England dated April 20, 1775. Almost the entire front page is taken up with an item headed: "A Letter to Edmund Burke, Esq, Controverting the Principles of American Goverment, laid down in his late Speech on American Taxation Delivered in the House of Commons...". Some great reading on one of the thorns which would lead ... See More  

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200042

1781 Letter Mentioning the Bird's Tavern...

General Anthony Wayne

Item #200042

October 11, 1781

GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Oct. 11, 1781 Inside has a letter about engagements in Richmond, with mention of Birds Tavern and Norrels Mill, and in particular, a battle near Green Springs involving a detachment led by General Anthony Wayne. The letter is signed in type: Fayette, and includes a list of the killed and wounded in Gen. Waynes detachment. Much more in an extract of a letter about th... See More  

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200039

1775 Lexington & Concord...

Item #200039

May 11, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, May 11, 1775. Page 3 has a terrific report containing details about the famous battles at Lexington and Concord. The report, coming from Salem, begins: "Last Wednesday the troops of his Britanic Majesty commenced hostilities upon the people of this province..." The report continues with: "On Tuesday evening a detachment...commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith...landed at Phipps... See More  

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200034

1776 map of the Eastern Hemisphere...

Item #200034

April 01, 1776

A great map of showing all of the eastern hemisphere, headed: "A New Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." The map is dated near the lower right: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, 1st of April, 1776". Measures about 9 by 12 from edge to edge. There is some off-sett... See More  

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121566

1775 Philadelphia Report of Trouble Brewing...

Item #121566

February 23, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST newspaper from Philadelphia dated February 23, 1775. A very nice four page issue from less than two months before the outbreak of war at Lexington & Concord. Most of the front page is taken up with: "On the Important THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST newspaper from Philadelphia dated February 23, 1775. A very nice four page issue from less than two months before the o... See More  

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192120

On the eve of the Revolutionary War...

Item #192120

April 27, 1775

Here is the complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of THE LONDON CHRONICLE newsppaer from England dated April 27, 1775. This issue has some nice content from America concerning the strained relationship between England & the colonies, with page 2 containing two lengthy lettesr from Philadelphia, and another page having a nice report from Boston (see photos). Complete in 8 pages, mild rubbing & some mi... See More  

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192089

Item #192089

December 04, 1783

Here is the complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of THE SALEM GAZETTE from Massachusetts dated Dec. 4, 1783. This is a singlesheet issue (or is the back leaf missing? I'm not sure which) with the front page containing a report from the Netherlands recognizing the independence of America (see photos) and contgratulating America in their success in the Revolutionary War. Some edge tears, some browning... See More  

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121558

Columbus's discovery questioned...

Item #121558
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1789  Among the articles are: "Columbus's Discovery of America Questioned", description of Kilmey Bay in Ireland which includes a very nice full page plate of it. Also a chart showing the: "Pedigree of Sir Isaac Newton", "Reflections on the Laws Concerning Suicide" "Review of the Proceedings in the Council ... See More  

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192070

George Washington Revolutionary War...

Item #192070

January 30, 1776

Here is the complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of THE LONDON CHRONICLE newspaper from England dated January 30, 1776. Page 2 of this 8 page newspaper contains a report that the American Congress has created: "...a military order of knighthood, similar to the British order of the Bath, called the Order Of Liberty, to consist of a Sovereign of the Order, and 24 Knights Companions, who are to... See More  

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191479

Concerning the treaty of Saratoga...

Item #191479
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1779 There is a lengthy "Summary of Debates in Parliament" which contains much on the war in America. There is over a full page on "Advices Received from America" which includes talk concerning Congress detaining troops who surrendered at Saratoga because of General Burgoyne's actions (detailed here) until: "...an explicit ratification of the conv... See More  

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192061

Concerning the Boston Massacre...

Item #192061

August 25, 1770

Here is the complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of THE LONDON CHRONICLE newspaper from England, dated Aug. 25, 1770. Page 2 has a report headed "America" (see photo), and pg. 3 has an interesting ad for "American Lands" to be sold in Albany County, New York. But by far the best content is a quite lengthy & detailed article concerning the Boston Massacre, particularly as it relates to a report in an... See More  

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192030

Eye-witness accounts of Lexington & Concord...

Item #192030

June 01, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 1, 1775 A truly terrific issue, as the entire front page and some of page 2 are taken up with eye-witness accounts of the battle of Lexington & Concord, headed: "The Following Affidavits & other Particulars relative to the late Skirmish between his Majesty's Troops "The Following Affidavits & other Particulars relative to the late Skirmish betw... See More  

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191799

Great account of the battle of Lexington & Concord...

Item #191799

August 10, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 10, 1775.

 

* Great Battle of Lexington & Concord in original Revolutionary War era periodical from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - unique gift idea - historic



Page 3 contains a great account of the beginning of the Revolutionary War, being the battle of Lexington & Concord. See the photos for the complete text as taken from the
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191748

Item #191748

February 05, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 5, 1778 Page 2 contains a report from General Howe concerning why they did not attack the American camp at White March (see photos). Some light staining, generally nice. Complete in 8 pages.

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191744

Item #191744

November 11, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1775 Entire ftpg. is taken up with "A Letter to the Reverend Mr. John Wesley Occasioned by his 'Calm Address to the American Colonies' ". Pg. 7 is mostly taken up with a fascinating cross-examination of Gov. William Penn of New Jersey, with many questions relating to the Revolutionary War (see photos).

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191738

Affects of Lexington & Concord...

Item #191738
THE GENTLEMAN'S & LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1775 This is one of the less common magazines from this period--rarely available. This 60+ page issue contains an article headed: "Proceedings of the American Colonists" continued from the previous issue, beginning: "The engagement at Concord...has had an amazing effect throughout every part of America. The city of New York, which was looked upon ... See More  

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191715

Item #191715

October 10, 1775

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Oct. 10, 1775 Pg. 3 has a report beginning: "A letter from an officer under Gen. Gage...gives the following melancholy account of the situation of his Majesty's troops now at Boston..." with some details (see photo). Another pg. 3 report mentions Gen. Howe's movements, etc. Ftpg. red-inked tax stamp, never trimmed, folio size, a few minor tears, generally nice.... See More  

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191712

Colonial Boston...

Item #191712

August 26, 1773

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE & BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, Aug. 26, 1773.

 

* Pre Revolutionary War




This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four

months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see photo).

The entire front page and some of the back page are ta
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192003

Item #192003

January 13, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 13, 1778 Page 2 has a report from London stating: "Nothing can more fully prove the loyalty of the Philadelphians than 500 of the inhabitants having marched out to meet Lord Cornwallis to welcome him to the place & put themselves under the protection of his army." Other news of the day & many ads. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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121523

1775 America Fighting for Independence...

Item #121523
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1775 (does not include the map)  Great & lengthy letter includes: "...the rebellious war now levied is become more general, GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1775 Great & lengthy letter includes: "...the rebellious war now levied is become more general, & is manifestly carried on for the purpose of establishing an independ... See More  

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121522

Colonists will defend "the rights & liberties of America"...

Item #121522

March 01, 1775

A very nice and extremely popular magazine from the "mother country" just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

The first five pages contain a lengthy report on: "...address to his Majesty respecting the Situation of Affairs in America." which i... See More  

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121483

1776 Western Hemisphere North & South America MAP!

Item #121483

May 01, 1776

ABSOLUTELY GENUINE map titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane..." by J. Hardy, and dated at the bottom: "May 1st, 1776". This is a very nice map showing much detail. Some light browning, mainly near the bottom, and a few folds not causing any problems, otherwise in rather nice condition (see photos). Measures about 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 from edge to edge. Quite ... See More  

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121479

Ben Franklin becomes Postmaster General...

Item #121479

August 03, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1775 The entire ftpg. is taken up with the continued: "Speech of Edmund Burke on Moving his Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies", carrying over to pg. 2. Page 2 also contains several Revolutionary War related items, and page 3 has a terrific report noting that: "Yesterday the Hon. Continental Congress has appointed Dr. Franklin Postma... See More  

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121473

Benedict Arnold - Ethan Allan - Ticonderoga & More...

Item #121473

May 30, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 30, 1775 Entire ftpg. is taken up with a petition from the merchants of North America to the King of England, stating their concerns for his policies towards the colonists. Brief pg. 2 item on early coin collectors, noting the prices paid for two early British coins. Pg. 3 war report tells of Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allan involved in events near S... See More  

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191547

Ben Franklin in Paris...

Item #191547

June 14, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1777 A report from Paris begins: "Thursday last Dr. Franklin had an interview with Lord Stormont; the conversation lasted three hours..." and a bit further down is mention that "...an American privateer bound to Boston...had a packet of letters on board from Dr. Franklin for the Congress. These letters are said to contain assurances that the Court of France ... See More  

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191618

Item #191618

November 09, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1775 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a great letter concerning the progress of the war, beginning: "Let no Tory plume himself on Lord Dunmore's success at & in the neighbourhood of Norfolk. The situation of Norfolk "Let no Tory plume himself on Lord Dunmore's success at & in the neighbourhood of Norfolk. The situation of Norfolk &am... See More  

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191617

Item #191617

January 27, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1776 Page 3 has a war-related letter mentioning in part "...I have not the least reason to dispute but it is the sincere sentiment of the generality of the Americans that a happy & honourable accommodation between Great Britain & her Colonies may speedily take place." which would not be the case. Another page has what is essentially a prayer for peace in the... See More  

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191616

Item #191616

January 27, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1776 Page 3 has a war-related letter mentioning in part "...I have not the least reason to dispute but it is the sincere sentiment of the generality of the Americans that a happy & honourable accommodation between Great Britain "...I have not the least reason to dispute but it is the sincere sentiment of the generality of the Americans that a happy &am... See More  

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191614

Item #191614

January 25, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 25, 1776 Page 2 has a nice article which begins: "Major Conolly, with 3 companions, are just taken 5 miles above Hagar's Town on their way to Fort Pitt..." with much more (see photos). Another page has an item from Boston which begins: "The troops from Bunker's Hill went into winter quarters a very few days before I quitted Boston..." with some nice reading (see photos)... See More  

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191613

Item #191613

April 16, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Apr. 16, 1776 An inside page report on the war begins: "In my last I acquainted you with the destructions of the greatest part of Norfolk by the Shirtmen...they continued plundering & destroying until the 6th...the people are in great distress...if troops do not soon arrive this part of the country will be in a most dreadful situation...in great hopes of soon having ... See More  

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191612

Item #191612

April 23, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Apr. 23, 1776 An inside page has some items from Norfolk which mention some naval news, and "...we have suffered the greatest distress for what of provisions, the Provincials having destroyed the country on Norfolk side...". Bit of light foxing, mostly in great condition, 8 pages.

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191610

Item #191610

January 25, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 25, 1776 Page 2 has a nice article which begins: "Major Conolly, with 3 companions, are just taken 5 miles above Hagar's Town on their way to Fort Pitt..." with much more (see photos). Another page has an item from Boston which begins: "The troops from Bunker's Hill went into winter quarters a very few days before I quitted Boston..." with some nice reading (see photos)... See More  

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191595

Battle of Fredericksburg...

Item #191595

December 17, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 17, 1862 Nice front page reporting on the "Battle of Fredericksburg" with a large, detailed map headed: "The Scene Of Saturday's Action" in the Fredericksburg vicinity. Various light browning, never bound nor trimmed, some edge wear, and a name at the very top in blue crayon. Displayable!

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191572

Boston Massacre sermon...

Item #191572

May 19, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1770 The entire front page, and a bit of page 2, are taken up with this lengthy Sermon on the: "Innocent Blood Crying to God from the Streets of Boston", which is part of the heading of this article concerning the Boston Massacre (see photos) & which mentions the dead men by name. A very displayable issue as such! The front page has various rubbing,... See More  

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191571

Great Boston Massacre issue...

Item #191571

May 19, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1770 The entire front page, and a bit of page 2, are taken up with this lengthy Sermon on the: "Innocent Blood Crying to God from the Streets of Boston", which is part of the heading of this article concerning the Boston Massacre (see photos) & which mentions the dead men by name. A very displayable issue as such! Very nice, clean condition.

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191552

Item #191552

January 02, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 2, 1777 This would be a great issue for display, as the entire front page--and some of pg. 2--are taken up with a lengthy list of soldiers who died from Sept. 17 thru Dec. 1, 1776. Pgs. 2 & 3 include a lengthy account of military action from General Howe, mostly on events in New York & New Jersey (see photos). Some mild rubbing and very light foxing, mostly nice.

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191551

Did George Washington drown?

Item #191551

January 14, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 14, 1777 An inside page has an interesting letter from a Lt. Colonel at New York which sets the record straight on various "...absurd & groundless reports about us..."...absurd & groundless reports about us...&...a number of lying stories about ourselves "...absurd & groundless reports about us...&...a number of lying stories about our... See More  

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191550

Harassing The King's Troops...

Item #191550

January 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1777 The bkpg. has an interesting article on the tactics of the colonists during the Revolutionary War, which includes: "...it is not the interest of the Provincials to come to a general engagement but to harass the King's troops by marches & countermarches to cut off their convoys, "...it is not the interest of the Provincials to come to a general eng... See More  

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191549

Account of the Boston Massacre...

Item #191549

May 08, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 8, 1770 Near the back is a very good article headed: "The following is the Substance of the Most material Depositions relative to the Murders at Boston", following which are eye-witness accounts of what happened at what is now known as the Boston Massacre. The photo shows the entire text, taking most of a column, but a few tidbits include: "...mean dressed person... See More  

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191548

Martha's Vineyard During the Revolutionary War...

Item #191548

February 22, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 22, 1777 The bkpg. has an eye-witness account of a little naval skirmish on Martha's Vineyard, as well as a military encounter at Rhode Island (see photos), plus some other war-related details. Great condition, 8 pages.

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