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697239

Concerns about the pending Jay Treaty, with Washington's response...

Item #697239

August 31, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 31, 1795 



* John - Jay's Treaty concerns

* George Washington response




Page 2 has a letter from the people of Morris County, N.J. on their concerns about the Jay Treaty. Also a similar letter from the merchants of Phila. to the President followed by: "The President's Answer" signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome... See More  

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$67.00
697219

Naval battle between the Americans & British... Franklin the 'old fox'...

Item #697219

January 03, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 3, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published when the British occupied Philadelphia. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

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697218

Washington's anger over the murder of Captain Huddy...

Item #697218

May 21, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 21, 1782 



* Captain Joshua Huddy execution - hanging

* General George Washington angry reaction

* American Revolutionary War




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with "Debates in the House of Commons Upon the American War". An excellent report providing much insight into the discussions on the troubling si... See More  

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697217

The "humble" beginnings of Stephen Girard...

Item #697217

October 17, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792  The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" [The Society of Cincinnati] calling for a meeting of the standing committee.

The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise (including French... See More  

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697215

Foldout map of France... Canada content...

Item #697215
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 



* Foldout map of France



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands...".

This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows the so
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697211

Notable attempt at price controls during the War... Much fine war content...

Item #697211

July 15, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 15, 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 is the volume 1, #18 issue.

The entire front page & most of the back page are taken up with what one scholar calls: &quo... See More  

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697208

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #697208
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract... See More  

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$438.00
697207

Inhabitants of New Zealand... Plate of Algernon Sidney...

Item #697207

July 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1773  Near the back is a nearly full column report headed: "America - New York". Also an article: "Interesting Anecdotes of the Life of Algernon Sydney, the English Patriot" as well as a full page plate of him. Sidney was an English politician who was accused of platting against the life of Charles II, for which he would be executed.

Ov... See More  

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$54.00
697098

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #697098

April 30, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston,  April 30, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", th... See More  

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697097

When the population of Pittsburgh was 1,355...

Item #697097

January 21, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 21, 1796  



* 18th century Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

* Mad Anthony Wayne & John Wilkinson




Page 3 has a report headed: "Pittsburgh" noting: "We hear from Fort Washington that General Wayne has left the army on a visit to Phila. and that General Wilkinson has taken the command at Greenville. The number of inhabitants ... See More  

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697096

Detailed report from the Dept. of War on the ports & harbors of the U.S...

Item #697096

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  



* During George Washington's administration



Most of the front page is taken up with a: "Report From the Department of War, Relative to the Fortifications of the Ports and Harbours of the United States", with details city by city.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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697081

Governor of Massachusetts & his Assembly...

Item #697081
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 25, 1768 



* Colonial America reporting



(currently spelled Gloucester)  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Boston, New England, dated March 7" which hints at the dissension among the citizens which would ultimately result in the Revolutionary War.

A few items note: "...I never will have any dispute with the represen... See More  

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697042

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #697042

March 10, 1725

THE POST-BOY, London, March 10, 1725



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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697032

Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington as Commander-in-Chief...

Item #697032

June 27, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 27, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific and vitriolic attack on General Gage concerning his actions at Boston, the full text shown in the photos below, with bits including: ... See More  

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697024

From the last year of Washington's administration...

Item #697024

December 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Dec. 3, 1796 



* During George Washington's administration



A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$42.00
696953

1796 Acts by Sam Adams...

Item #696953

March 16, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 16, 1795 



* Nice 18th century masthead



Page 2 begins with two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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696922

On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #696922

April 24, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 24, 1781  



* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss




Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that o... See More  

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696921

Work towards creating a treaty with America... Latest on the war...

Item #696921

September 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 30, 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.

The front page begins with a report from the House of Commons concerning the appointment of commissioners to work with America t... See More  

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696918

Maryland resolves for peace, but only if independence is assured...

Item #696918

August 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War

* Maryland for peace




Under: "American Affairs" is a report from Annapolis which includes: "...announcing the arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (b... See More  

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696741

The Siege of Ninety-Six and more military events in South Carolina...

Item #696741

August 28, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781



* Siege of Nintey Six - South Carolina

* General Nathanael Greene defeat

* American Revolutionary War




 Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Greene in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six.

Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military event... See More  

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696721

News from nearly 300 years ago...

Item #696721

September 23, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Sept. 23, 1727  



* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp




A quite rare title containing a wide variety of news of the day. Obviously much news from London, including a bit noting that: "Several scaffolds erected against the coronation have been demolished by the surveyors o the works, not being substantially built." Another item notes ... See More  

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696684

Death of King George III's son...

Item #696684

May 08, 1783

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, England, May 8, 1783  The front page begins with a report of the death of King George III's four year-old son: "On Saturday last...died his Royal Highness Prince Octavius, his Majesty's youngest son, to the great grief of his Majesty and all the Royal Family." There is another reference to his death on the front page.

Four pages, good condi... See More  

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696675

John Hancock on the Shays' Rebellion... Notes from the Constitutional Convention...

Item #696675

June 28, 1787

UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Rhode Island, June 28, 1787  



* Daniel Shay's Rebellion

* John Hancock proclamation

* Constitutional Convention




This title has one of our favorite mastheads, which includes two engravings: one the arms for Rhode Island, and the other the arms of the United States, making this a very displayable issue.

Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" wh... See More  

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696660

Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1791  Among the back pager ads is one noting: "...state of Maryland on 20th of November, a negro man slave commonly called Will Potts..." with much more. Also one headed: "Ten Pounds Reward" for: "...a Negro Man named Henry..." with descriptive information.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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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  

Item from Catalog 340 (released for March, 2024)

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695988

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1698...

Item #695988

July 21, 1698

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 21, 1698



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Nearing the beginning of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century... 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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695842

Rare reference to both the Great Fire & the Great Plague...

Item #695842

October 01, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 1, 1666  



* The great plague

* London fire report




The back page contains a report: "The Plague continuing still very dangerous at Cambridge, Peterborough, and other places near the City of Ely, the Lord Bishop of Ely hath thought fit to prohibit the holding of the Fairs of St. Luke & St. Audrey at Ely this instant October." plus the back ... 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
695654

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1621...

Item #695654

July 10, 1682

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 10, 1682



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$44.00
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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$34.00
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