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696655

Napoleon... A ladies' academy..

Item #696655

April 01, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, April 1, 1797  The front page begins with a lengthy letter signed in type: Buonaparte, written to his "Executive Directory". Inside includes ads for a "Ladies Academy" and a runway Negro woman headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$38.00
696529

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #696529
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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$98.00
696527

On the French & Indian War... Troops in Canada...

Item #696527

April 21, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1761



* French and Indian War

* Robert Rogers & more




 The front page has a letter concerning the French & Indian War which includes in part: "...Major Rogers passed lately thro' this city on his return from Detroit or Fort St.Joseph...We are glad that Mr. Rogers is gone to Carolina as he is so very capable of conducting an I... See More  

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$50.00
696510

Decorative front page with a John Hancock signature...

Item #696510

July 22, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE  & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 22, 1790  Most of the first column is taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, & headed with a nice coat-of-arms engraving.

Four pages, handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$67.00
696481

After Cornwallis' surrender: questioning the war...

Item #696481

January 10, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century from The Enemy




Beginning on the front page & continuing on page 2 is a report noting: "...have information that Sir Henry Clinton had dispatched General Leslie with a reinforcement of troops to Charlestown [Charleston]..." with more reports on Charleston. Then another letter Cha... See More  

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696479

On the necessity of continuing the war in America...

Item #696479

January 08, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 8, 1782  



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




Almost all of page 4 is taken up with: "Letter VII  To the People of Great Britain" which begins: "I am called on...to answer a number of queries, respecting the propriety & necessity o carrying on the American war..." which sets the tone for this lengthy letter.

Eight page... See More  

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696463

European interest in American wheat...

Item #696463

February 01, 1773

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1773  From just before the Revolutionary War began. There is a small bit on page 3 concerning the importation of wheat from America. Otherwise the content is almost entirely European.

Four pages, full red tax stamp on the front page, good condition.

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696461

Early newspaper from Scotland...

Item #696461

July 20, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 17, 1759  



* French & Indian War era

* 18th century original

* Uncommon publication




A typical newspaper of the day from doing one of the final years of the French & Indian War in America. I find no American content save for a brief item: "This week a large quantity of gunpowder was shipped for New York." The back page is ... See More  

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696414

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #696414
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company ... See More  

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$9,420.00
696179

German Protestants heading for Louisiana...

Item #696179

June 23, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1767  The middle of the back page has a brief item: "We hear that Mounteford Brown has obtained the grant of an extensive track of land in British Louisiana bordering on the Mississippi, a very fertile territory & intended to be settled with German emigrants & other protestant families from the continent."

Another item notes: "..... See More  

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696147

Reports on the French and Indian War...

Item #696147

January 20, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1761  



* French and Indian War

* Fort Prince George - Cherokees




Page 3 has news reports headed: "America" with a New York dateline, noting in part: "... that the Creeks and Shawnees joined with the Cherokees are supposed to make their number 5 or 6000, some say 7 or 8000, who intend to lay siege to Fort Prince George and destroy al... See More  

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696145

Military reports from Charleston, and much more...

Item #696145

January 10, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1761  Two-thirds of page 5 are taken up with various reports headed: "America" with Charleston datelines. It begins: "General Monckton, commandeering-chief of his Majesty's forces in the southern parts of North America, as acquainted the governments of Virginia and Maryland that it is expected that Virginia will provide 200 men and Ma... See More  

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696143

News from America...

Item #696143

January 03, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1761  The front page has a short item headed: "America" concerning the death of William Carver, who leave behind 106 descendants.

Page 6 has reports from "America" with datelines of Boston, New York and Philadelphia on the arrival of troops from England, including: "...General Amherst came to town from Albany...eight compan... See More  

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696102

A futuristic look at America vs. England...

Item #696102

May 11, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 11, 1769  Most of the front page is taken up with a review of a new book: "Private Letters from an American in England to his Friends in America" from an interesting standpoint. It is prefaced with: "...These letters are supposed to be written...towards the close of the 18th century by a young American who is stimulated by curiosity to pay a v... See More  

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696093

Creek and Choctaw Indians warring against each other...

Item #696093

March 02, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 2, 1769  



* Creek and Choctaw Nations

* Native Americans - Indians




Page 6 has a report from Charleston beginning: "The war between the Creeks and Choctaws is carried on with great inveteracy. The latter have sent the3 former a formal challenge to meet them man for man and decide their differences in one pitched battle. Attakullakulla, or the Li... See More  

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695917

Foldout map of Eastern Europe...

Item #695917
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1739 Map Only



* Foldout map of Eastern Europe

* 18th century original




Nice foldout map of Eastern Europe showing what would seem to be portions of Ukraine, Turkey, and vicinity (see photos). This is only the second fold-out map offered in Gentleman's Magazines.

Although it is missing small sections of the top corners, has a small p
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695903

On the Cape Cod Lighthouse...

Item #695903

December 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, December, 1797  



* Highland Lighthouse

* North Truro, Massachusetts

* Cape Cod seashore




The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back several pages contain news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "Directions for Observing Cape Cod Light-House" which takes 1 1/2 pages; "Character of Lo... See More  

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695809

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #695809

May 07, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 8.

Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysbu... See More  

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695788

Tiny German newspaper from 1752...

Item #695788

January 03, 1752

GELEHRTE NACHRICHTEN August 30, 1752 A small German newspaper which translates: "Scholarly Messages from the year 1752". This newspaper is complete in 8 pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, great condition.

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

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$32.00
695156

Cherokee Chiefs in London... Handel's monument in Westminster Abbey...

Item #695156

July 15, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 15, 1762  
 
* Cherokees Indians - Native Americans
* George Frederic Handel monument dedication
 
Page 2 has two interesting, yet brief, items: "The Cherokee Chiefs have been invited by the Lord Mayor to the Mansion house, and are soon to go there."
In 1762, a delegation of Cherokee leaders arrived in Lon
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695155

Powers of a Cherokee Chief, now visiting England...

Item #695155

July 06, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 6, 1762  Page 2 has a report from London noting: "The Cherokee Chief who is now here is the second person in point of consideration of his people. The Cherokees are the most considerable Indian nation with which we are acquainted, and are absolutely free...It is courage and ability that constitutes a Chief amongst the Cherokees, who are led by him inde... See More  

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695154

Cherokee Indians are visiting London...

Item #695154

July 03, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 3, 1762  



* American Cherokees Indians

* Visit to London, England




Page 2 has a very brief item noting: "On Wednesday last the Cherokee Chiefs went to the Tower to see the curiosities there."

Yes, this was the Tower of London. In 1762, a delegation of Cherokee leaders arrived in London for negotiations with King George III following th... See More  

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695153

Reporting from the French & Indian War...

Item #695153

March 17, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 17, 1757  



* French and Indian War era



The front page has a report headed: "America" being a letter from Pennsylvania, noting in part: "Matters at present are pretty quiet on our borders..." but noting at the end: "...I wished to have had it boroughs me years ago, which would have saved much innocent blood and probably preven... See More  

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695152

Nice reports from the French & Indian War...

Item #695152

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  
 
* French and Indian War in America
 
Page 6 has almost half a column headed: "America" being a letter from an officer in Lord John Murray's regiment at Schenectady, New York.
It has some nice items from the French & Indian War, a few bits including: "...two days at New York when we w
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695148

The Creek, Shawnee, and Cherokee Indians...

Item #695148

March 03, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1757  Page 5 has half a column of reports headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline. A few bits include: "...that a number of Cherokees arrived at Halbamar Fort...they had a meeting with the Upper Creeks to whom the Shawnees presented a red stick...to take part in the war in which they were engaged against the English...But the Wolf Ki... See More  

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695050

With the Supplement issue, containing a great wealth of news on the strained relationship with England...

Item #695050

February 24, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 24, 1775  This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has a letter from South Carolina with items from their Provincial Congress including thoughts on whether: "...rice s... See More  

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695017

Handsome newspaper for display...

Item #695017

November 03, 1794

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Nov. 3, 1794  



* Rare 18th century publication

* Illustrated shipping advertisements




Although we once had a volume of this title, this is the first we have offered in several years, having come from the private collection.

A great front page for display, as the masthead has ornate lettering and an engraving at the center, and the full page of ads includ... See More  

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694966

George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #694966

October 07, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, October 7, 1783



* Newburgh Conspiracy plan

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War ending events




 Both the front page and page 2 have nice, lengthy letters concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy of that time.

The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan by Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, arising from
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694963

End of war reports... Proclamation signed by John Hanson, the first President?

Item #694963

November 05, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER; OR, THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Nov. 5, 1782  



* Revolutionary War ending events

* John Hanson - 1st American president ?




Page 2 has a lengthy letter which is reflective of the American-British relationship in the past. A few bits include: "...they have not duly considered the solid reasons and unanswerable arguments of the worthy, upright pe... See More  

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694765

Very handsome Revolutionary War newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #694765

December 11, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the most ornate and decorative mastheads of the Revolutionary War, the words "Pennsylvania Packet" so frilly that it can be difficult to read.

Most of page 2 is taken up with; "An Act for Vesting the Est... See More  

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694764

Buying the land at West Point for the Military Academy... Deciding on the seat of government...

Item #694764

June 30, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790 



* West Point Military Academy land bought

* Seat of Government decision




Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time.
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694555

This newspaper existed for just one year... Botany Bay...

Item #694555

December 06, 1796

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1796  A very scarce title, existing only from Aug. 15, 1796 thru Aug. 16, 1797, just one year. This issue is from the private collection.

Page 3 has: "Botany Bay" which is present-day Australia. The letter from Governor Hunter, New South Wales, begins: "This settlement is wonderfully improved since the time I left it. It appears now to beam... See More  

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694520

Rare 18th century title from Philadelphia...

Item #694520

September 16, 1786

THE PENNSYLVANIA HERALD, AND GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 16, 1786  



* Very rare 18th century American publication



A very rare title, in fact I find no record in our database of having sold another of this title.

This newspaper existed under this title from just May 31, 1786 thru Feb. 14, 1788, less than 2 years. It existed for 16 months prior under several different titles... See More  

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694506

On Washington again becoming Commander-in-Chief of the Army, plus more...

Item #694506

July 24, 1798

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 24, 1798  



* President George Washington

* re. commanding American armies




Most of the front page is taken up with: "Laws Of the United States" including several Acts of Congress including: "Supplementary to an act...to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization..." and: "Supplementary to...An Act authorizing the Presiden... See More  

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694426

Oswego in the French & Indian War... Large map of Europe... Judaica item...

Item #694426
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 



* Great & quite large map of Europe

* Oswego - French & Indian War

* Judaica - Jewish content




The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART  of  EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More  

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694281

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #694281

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the front page.

Page 3 has a report refer... See More  

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694227

Trying to deal with the Indians... New Orleans now in the hands of Spain...

Item #694227

January 22, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1765  Over half of the front page is a report on the latest from America from a New York letter from General Gage, commander in chief of the British forces in America, to the Earl of Halifax, Secretary of State. The letter concerns relations with the Indians. Near the beginning is: "The perfidy of the Shawnese and Delawares, and their having broken... See More  

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694226

How an Indian was treated by the French...

Item #694226

January 19, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1765  Page 5 includes news from Charleston that: "...an Indian belonging to one of the parties of Cherokees which went out against the enemy Indians last summer...was taken by the enemy Indians...On the night foxed for committing him to the flames, he happily made his escape & got back to the Cherokee nation...he was carried to a good French se... See More  

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694151

Early Boston newspaper with nice front page references to the French & Indian War...

Item #694151

December 29, 1760

THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, December 29, 1760  



* Original colonial America publication

* French and Indian War coverage




A quite early issue of this famous title, from near the end of the French & Indian War.

Just a few months earlier the governor of Canada surrendered the province of Quebec (New France) to the British, and the French outpost of Detroit surrendered t... See More  

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694150

Very early from Maryland: the French & Indian War... Money owned to Ben Franklin...

Item #694150

March 13, 1755

THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, March 13, 1755  A very scarce and early newspaper from the early period of the French & Indian War. Rarely are we able to offer Maryland newspapers from such an early year.

Page 2 has a report from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that: "...they are building two new batteries upon the beach...That the three gun battery at the South End is to be greatly enlarged... See More  

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694072

George Washington at age 22... Great map of America...

Item #694072
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1754 



* Great American colonies mid-18th century map

* Future general & president George Washington 




Inside has the continuation of an Account of the Encroachments made by the French on the British Settlements in America. In the account are the various measures taken by the British to prevent the encroachments, incl
... See More  

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694039

A naval skirmish...

Item #694039

January 23, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 23, 1759  Page 5 begins with a report datelined from New York noting in part: "...the Royal Hester, privateer...of 16 guns...fell in with three large French ships bound from Canada to the Cape, whom she so warmly engaged as at length to be obliged to sheer off..." with more on the naval encounter.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice con... See More  

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694037

News that the French had surrendered at Fort Duquesne...

Item #694037

January 16, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 16, 1759  



* Fort Duquesne - Pittsburgh PA

* British expedition




Page 5 has an item noting: "Great Britain has now got possession of Cape Breton, the key of North America...it is to be hoped that France will be for ever excluded from that country, and, if they do not very soon make peace, this dispute between Holland and Great Britain..."... See More  

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694034

News from the Caribbean...

Item #694034

May 29, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 29, 1759  Page 5 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from the Caribbean with bits including: "...skirmish with the enemy...near Point St. Petre in which we lost four or five negroes..." and: "...Grand Terre, in the island of Guadeloupe, has surrendered to the English..." with a bit more on this.

Eight pages, 8 b... See More  

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693762

Putnam's account of the Battle of Horse Neck via George Washington...

Item #693762

April 22, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 22, 1779 



* The Battle of Horse Neck

* Greenwich, Connecticut

* General Israel Putnam

* Gen. George Washington




A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

This issue is volume 1, number 6.

The front page begins with a letter conc... See More  

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693645

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #693645

May 24, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 24, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little light fo... See More  

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$42.00
693598

Most of the front page with reports from the South...

Item #693598

January 05, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 5, 1760  Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with lengthy reporting headed: "America - Charles-Town, South Carolina" being a letter from Augusta.

The report is primarily concerning relations with Indians, including a failed hatchet attack upon a Mr. Atkin, with details. Other Indian-related accounts as well as seen in the photos.

Two-thirds... See More  

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$37.00
693596

Most of the front page with reports from the South...

Item #693596

January 05, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 5, 1760  



* Early Southern colonies reporting



Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with lengthy reporting headed: "America - Charles-Town, South Carolina" being a letter from Augusta.

The report is primarily concerning relations with Indians, including a failed hatchet attack upon a Mr. Atkin, with details. Other Indian-related accounts... See More  

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693593

Safe to return to their homes...

Item #693593

January 03, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1760  The front page has half a column headed: "America" with New York and Boston datelines.

The reports relate to the ongoing French & Indian War, noting in part: "...Proclamation...by...Lieut. Governor...recommending it to the inhabitants to return to their settlements along Hudson's river, above Albany, as they may now abide th... See More  

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693566

Nice report from the French & Indian War...

Item #693566

June 03, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1760  Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with a Philadelphia dateline. Bits include: "...all the usual preparations of war going on...Necessity has obliged the General to send 1800 men to Charles Town in South Carolina where the Cherokees are doing all possible mischief, & have made irruptions into the heart of the province...General... See More  

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$38.00
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