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191546

Ben Franklin in Paris...

Item #191546

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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191545

Philadelphia is taken...

Item #191545

June 17, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 17, 1777 Pg. 2 item notes that General Howe will soon be leaving New York (see photo). An inside page has various war-related tidbits including mention that "...he was on his passage to England with advice that Philadelphia was taken." An 8 page issue in great condition.

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191544

Item #191544

August 23, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 23, 1777 Pages 2 & 3 have a report from New York which mentions Howe, Washington, and Clinton, & includes: "...Gen. Howe had gained an advantage over Washington's army before he left the Jerseys, killing 400 & taking 70 prisoners, that he had fought every method to bring Washington out of his entrenchments..." and a bit more (see photos). Never bound nor trimmed, a bit ... See More  

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191543

Item #191543

August 23, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 23, 1777 Pages 2 & 3 have a report from New York which mentions Howe, Washington, and Clinton, THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 23, 1777 Pages 2 & 3 have a report from New York which mentions Howe, Washington, and Clinton, & includes: "...Gen. Howe had gained an advantage over Washington's army before he left the Jerseys, killing 400 & taking 70 prisoners, th... See More  

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191542

Item #191542

July 01, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 1, 1775 The bkpg. includes a report which begins: "A vessel arrived yesterday from Virginia which brings advice that Gage has entirely routed the Provincials, who were so daring as to come up to his intrenchments & that he has killed about 5000 of their men..." with more (see photo). Light foxing to ftpg. only, otherwise in great shape.

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191539

Item #191539

October 14, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 14, 1775 Page 2 contains various reports on the War datelined New Bern, N.C., Newport, Watertown, New York, Rhode Island, Phila., and Cambridge (see photos). Page 3 has an item from Phila. with more war reporting. And a later page has various political items and Revolutionary war-related reports as well. Great condition.

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191538

Adams, Hancock, Peyton, and more...

Item #191538

November 21, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 21, 1775 The bkpg. has an interesting item reading in part "...the congress is greatly divided. The republican party in that meeting, headed by Adams, is extremely violent. Dickinson, the author of the Pennsylvania Farmer, is moderate, and totally averse to independency. There is a jealousy between Peyton, Randolph, and Hancock..." with more (see photos). Grea... See More  

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191537

Item #191537

December 02, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1775 Page 2 has a report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Norfolk, in Virginia" which begins: "The infatuated inhabitants of this distressed country now begin to feel the effects of the unhappy dispute between the Mother Country & the colonies..." with more. Mention of General Burgoyne as well. Great condition, 8 pages.

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191527

Battle of Lexington & Concord... An early report...

Item #191527

April 25, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 25, 1775 Page 3 contains a very early report on this famous battle, being a report from Watertown noting: "To all friends of American liberty, be it known, that this morning before break of day, a brigade, consisting of about 1000 or 12000 men landed at Phipp's Farm at Cambridge & marched to Lexington where they found a company of our colony milit... See More  

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191524

Rhode Island in Conflict...

Item #191524

April 25, 1788

THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Apr. 25, 1788 Page 3 has various reports including one item noting that "The state of Rhode Island is fallen into a disagreeable & very calamitous situation..." with a bit more. Other interesting political content. Some light ftpg. rubbing, otherwise in great condition.

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180155

Additional war collections...

Item #180155
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180035

Full page engravings from the 1700's...

Item #180035
(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.

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180025

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #180025
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston  A lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text.

Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that o... See More  

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121462

Revolutionary War Text!

1777 London Chronicle Newspaper

Item #121462

July 24, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE newspaper from England dated July 24, 1777. Within this 8 page issue is an "Extract of a Letter from Capt. Stirret of the Falmouth, datd New York..." which reports some events of the Revolutionary War (see photos), and which includes: "Six thousand men arrived at Philadelphia the 28th of May in order to assist in defending that city from the attack of the ministerial army & to... See More  

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121455

1775 Baltimore County Freeholders

Item #121455
LONDON MAGAZINE, Jan., 1775 Inside has: "Resolutions of the Freeholders of Baltimore County" "Resolutions of the Committees of the several Counties in Maryland" & the "Address of the American General Congress to the Inhabitants of Canada" which is signed in type: Henry Middleton, president. Octavo-size, 48 pgs., full title/index pg., with a view of London in the masthead. INTERESTING VINTAGE READI... See More  

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121450

Eve of Revolutionary War!!

1775 Philadelphia, PA Newspaper

Item #121450

May 04, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 4, 1775. Nice ftpg. editorial on the troubling relationship between England & the American colonies (see photo). Page 3 contains several reports noting patriotic fervor (see photos). Very nice condition. INTERESTING VINTAGE READING. Would make a great unique gift.

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121411

1775 Just Before Battle of Lexington & Concord

Item #121411

May 07, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST newspaper from Philadelphia, dated March 7, 1775. A quite rare colonial newspaper from just before the battle of Lexington & Concord. See the photo for the interesting page 2 item concerning "enslaving the colonies", etc. Also, page 3 has a great "Proclamation" by the king which goes into some detail in describing the 1773-1774 Virginia half penny and shilling coins (... See More  

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191485
Item #191485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 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. Complete issue with about 40 pages, and with a nice full title/index page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. A nice opportunity to see what the British were reading about while they were fighting the ... See More  

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191478

Item #191478
THE 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. Complete issue with about 40 pages, and with a nice full title/index page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. A nice opportunity to see what the British were reading about while they were fighting the co... See More  

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191471

William Howe... Restoring Peace...

Item #191471
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1777  A nice issue from the midst of the Revolutionary War offering a perspective into life in the "mother country" when it was at odds with its colonies, which just recently declared their independence.

Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning... See More  

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191462

Burgoyne takes Ticonderoga…

Item #191462

August 26, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 26, 1777 This is a terrific issue. The entire ftpg. is taken up with text headed: "Letter from Hon. General Wm. Howe to Lord G. Germain, New York, July 5, 1777" signed by him in type: W. Howe, & another from "…Howe to George Germaine dated July 15, 1777" & one from G. Collier to Mr. Stephens, Halifax, July 12, 1777" with great text on the movement of Howe from eastern Ne... See More  

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191460

Item #191460

July 29, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 29, 1777 Nice issue, as the entire ftpg. is taken up with correspondence between Cornwallis, Col. Walcott, and George Washington concerning the exchange of prisoners, with Washingtons lengthy letter (taking nearly 3 columns) signed by him in type: G. Washington. Some light browning and minor fold wear, never bound nor trimmed.

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121497

Item #121497

July 15, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 15, 1777 Ftpg. Letter form Gen. Wm. Howe to George Germaine, New York, 3rd of June, 1777 with more than half of the ftpg., all of pg. 2, and half of pg. 3 taken up with: a List of Vessels seized as Prizes & of Recaptures made, by the American Squadron between the 1st of Jan., 1777 to the 22nd of May, signed in type by: Howe. Terrific accounting of all th... See More  

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191458

Surrender of Danbury, Connecticut...

Item #191458

July 08, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 8, 1777 The ftpg. is entirely taken up with an: Account of an Extraordinary Naval Review of the Island of Otaheite taken from Capt. Cooks voyage a few years earlier. Page 2 contains a fine report from South Carolina: complaining of the Savage Cruelty of the British Troops with a response headed: The Answer (see photos). Plus another report beginning: Gen. Putnam... See More  

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191457

Capture of Danbury, Connecticut…

Item #191457

June 26, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 26, 1777 Ftpg. has: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Wm. Howe to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, May 22, 1777" which includes some nice details on the taking of Danbury, Connecticut and Ridgefield as well with mention of Benedict Arnold. Included is the: "Return of stores, ordnance, provisions as nearly as could be ascertained, found at the Rebels stores & destroyed b... See More  

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191450

The premiere issue of the war... The Declaration of Independence…

Item #191450

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, August 17, 1776 The front page contains a naval report from Philadelphia, carrying over to page 2, plus a report from General Howe noting: "…the rebels had more than 100 pieces of cannon for the defence of New York…it is no wonder he has not been more successful…" and more. Reference to Bunker Hill in another brief report. Yet another page has a letter from Staten Island whic... See More  

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191449

The 4th of July !

Item #191449

July 04, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 4, 1776 Forget the content in this issue, this newspaper carries in the masthead the date everyone wants on a newspaper! Actually all issues of the Chronicle are double-dated, as were many newspapers of the day. I always use the latter of the two. The actual date of this issue is "July 2

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191448

Item #191448

June 13, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 13, 1776 An inside page contains: "General Washington's Answer to the Address of the Honourable Council & House of Rep. of New York…" signed by him in type: George Washington. The issue of June 8 contains the Address Washington was responding to. The same page has "Extract of a Letter form Williamsburg, Virginia" noting: "…a report was spread at this place that Gen. Clin... See More  

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191447

Item #191447

June 11, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 11, 1776 A pg. 2 report from Williamsburg begins: "We hear from N. Carolina that parties of men are dispersed all over the colony apprehending suspected persons & disarming all the highlanders & regulators that were put to the rout I the late battle…" with further particulars Also an "Extract of a Letter from Cambridge, New England, dated March 27" concerning what was fo... See More  

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191446

Mention of African-Americans in the Revolutionary War…

Item #191446

June 08, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 8, 1776 Page 2 has several reports concerning the Revolutionary War, one beginning: "Monday night 1000 of the continental troops stationed here went over & took possession of Governor's island…" Also a report signed in type by: Israel Putnam, plus yet another report on events around New York The bkpg. has an "Extract of a Letter from Williamsburg, Va." With mentions a di... See More  

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191445

Responding to Common Sense...

Item #191445

June 06, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 6, 1776 Entire ftpg. is taken up with: "Plain Truth: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, Containing Remarks on a Pamphlet entitled "Common Sense" which begins with: "…the author of it, in answer to the writer of Common Sense, undertakes to shew that the scheme of independence is ruinous, delusive, and impracticable…" with so mu... See More  

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191444

Washington’s Proclamation on taking Boston…

Item #191444

June 04, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 4, 1776 Exactly a month before the Declaration of Independence! Almost a full page of war-related text on an inside page, beginning with an: "Extract of a letter from Col. Caswell, Commander of a body of troops in N. Carolina, to the President of the Provincial council of N. Carolina, dated from his camp at Long Creek, Feb. 29, 1776" and another report datelined from a s... See More  

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191443

Letter signed by Ben Franklin…

Item #191443

June 01, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 1, 1776 Page 2 contains an item headed: Dr. Franklin's Letter to the Speaker of the Assembly at Philadelphia", which was his letter telling the Assembly he would decline their offer for him to serve in the Assembly, noting: "…but aged as I am now, I feel myself unequal to so much business & on that account think it my duty to decline…" with more and concluding with his s... See More  

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191441

Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”…

Item #191441

May 30, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 30, 1776 This is a truly rare issue, as an inside page has almost a full page headed: "COMMON SENSE: Address to the Inhabitants of AMERICAN on several Interesting Subjects. October, Price 1s, 6d" with the prefacing notes reading: "This Tract was originally published at Philadelphia and is just reprinted and published here. The writer of the introduction to ... See More  

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191437

Item #191437

December 19, 1775

ST. JAMESS CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 19, 1775 Nice ftpg. report talks of Gen. Carleton in Montreal and related military movements (see photos), and There are no advices from Boston later than the 12 of Oct., when Gen. Gage left it invested as before by the Rebel Army which had however attempted nothing since the Affair of Bunkers Hill. Some talk of a military encounter in Norfolk, Virginia (se... See More  

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191436

Item #191436

December 16, 1775

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 16, 1775 Ftpg. item includes: "In some of the papers…it is positively asserted that Montreal is in the possession of the Provincials; on the other hand accounts are presented to be received that the Americans before St. John's are in want of ammunition, that an open quarrel is broke out between the generals Lee and Washington…" Pg. 3 item notes that "Yesterday t... See More  

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191435

Item #191435

December 05, 1775

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 5, 1775 Brief ftpg. item notes: "…letter from New York says that Dr. Franklin, col. Harrison & Mr. Lynch passed through that city on their way to the American camp at Cambridge being appointed Field Deputies by the Continental Congress." Full 1 ½ columns on the ftpg. are taken up with: "Some further Account of the Debate in the House of Commons on the 2nd Readin... See More  

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121511

Item #121511

November 18, 1775

ST. JAMESS CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 18, 1775 Engraving in the masthead and a nice red-inked tax stamp on the ftpg. Pg. 3 has several reports on the war from Williamsburg, Newport and New York, including updates on events near Crown Point, and companies of New England men landed at St. Johns & engaged a party of Regulars going to the fort with carts, cattle companies of New England men ... See More  

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191431

Item #191431

October 14, 1775

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Oct. 14, 1775 A great wealth of good war-related content within this 4 page issue, with the entire first column of the ftpg. filled with war-related content, headed "America" and with reports from Cambridge, Baltimore, and New York, carrying over to the 2nd column as well. Too much to list here so see the photos. Pg. 3 is similar, with much good war-related content (... See More  

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191430

Item #191430

October 12, 1775

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Oct. 12, 1775 Page 3 has over a full column of terrific reporting on the Revolutionary War, with reports from New York (several), Williamsburg, Watertown, and New London. Actually too much information for me to mention here so see the photos for specifics. The bkpg. has further reporting on the war including some editorial discussion of the events, with one beginni... See More  

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121512

Referencing Lexington & Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill...

Item #121512

October 10, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct., 10, 1775

 

* Bunker Hill

* Lexington & Concord




A page 2 report from Cambridge begins: "The miserable tools of tyranny in Boston appear to be now somewhat conscious of their infamy in burning Charlestown...one of them in Mrs. Draper's paper asserts that the Provincials, on the 17th of June, after firing out of the houses upon th
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191428

Item #191428

October 07, 1775

ST. JAMES CHRONICLE, London, Oct. 7, 1775 A full-size, 4 page newspaper with a ftpg. report from Norfolk, Va., beginning: This town & neighbourhood have been much disturbed lately with the elopement of their Negroes and A letter from New York says some merchants in this place are very desirous of making peace with England & have drawn up a plan which they have sent to the Congre... See More  

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191426

Item #191426

August 05, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, August 5, 1775 Entire ftpg. is taken up with a report: "To the People Of Ireland from the Delegates appointed by the United Colonies of New Hampshire., Mass. Bay, Rhode Island, Conn., N.Y., N.J., Penna., Delaware, Maryland, Va., N.C. and S. C." The beginning of the lengthy text sets the stage for the entire document: "As the important contest into which we ... See More  

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191424

Ethan Allen takes Ticonderoga. Reference to Lexington & Concord.

Item #191424

June 29, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 29, 1775 Page two has a nice report which is prefaced with: The N.Y. Gazetteergives the following account of the taking of the fortresses of Ticonderoga & Crown Point by a part of Connecticut forces the details of which you can see in the photos, including several mentions of Col. Ethan Allen. Following this is a report from Williamsburg beginning: Col. Car... See More  

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191423

Item #191423

June 24, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 24, 1775 A great issue as the entire ftpg. has a wealth of war-related content (see photos), which includes: "I am of opinion then that Britain has an equal right to tax all her subjects whether residing in England or America; and I do not believe that the taxation of the Colonies so much complained of, is a lot more oppressive than any acts which have been passed for le... See More  

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191422

Referencing Lexington & Concord, and more…

Item #191422

June 22, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 22, 1775 An inside page has various reports from Boston and New York, including mention that "…as the printers were moving their types out of the town the packages were stopped & broke open by the soldiery & the letters scattered or thrown into disorder so that no paper could be got ready for the post." and "…no terms will be attended to in the present ferment & unless G... See More  

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191421

Lexington & Concord. mention of minutemen, Adams & Hancock.

Item #191421

June 20, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 20, 1775 The bkpg. has a letter which describes the first shots of the Revolutionary War as the British marched from Boston towards Concord to destroy a colonial arms depot. Text includes: a brigade of about 850 or 900 menmarched from Boston on the night after the 18th of April Along the way the British encountered (in Lexington) about: 30 or 40 minute men, as they w... See More  

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191418

Bostonians are not to aid the British in their occupation…

Item #191418

February 16, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, February 16, 1775 Taking all of the ftpg. and half of page 2 is a: "View of the Present State of Parliamentary Representation" which is curious being on the advent of the Revolutionary War, but does not involve any talk or mention of America. Brief pg. 3 mention of a man who was tarred & feathered in America. Back page item from "Philadelphia" deals with th... See More  

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191413

Item #191413

May 31, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 31, 1774 The entire ftpg. is taken up with "Considerations on the Measures Carrying on with Respect to the British Colonies in North America". This report deals much with the troubling relationship and the various taxes and other concerns. Great reading! Pg. 2 brief report from Williamsburg tells of troubles with the Indians. Very nice condition.

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191412

Item #191412

April 02, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Apr. 2, 1774 An inside page has a lengthy document headed: "To The King's Most Excellent Majesty" which begins: "I have paid some attention to a whole squadron of rhetorical arguments relative to the present dispute between Great Britain & her charter colonies in America…" setting the tone for the remainder of this article taking the majority of the page. Very nice condition.... See More  

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