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649249

America at war: The Great War Collection...

Item #649249
THE GREAT WAR COLLECTION (11 issues) - A great opportunity for an instant collection encompassing every American war. You get eleven original/authentic publications (at least 10 being newspapers), one each for:



French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Gulf War.



The earlie... See More  

Item from Catalog 305 (released for April, 2021)...

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$195.00
649125

Will not acknowledge American independence...

Item #649125
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More  

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648919

First Battle of Saratoga... Five categories of American politics...

Item #648919
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Nov., 1777  The first article is: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" taking over 4 pages & continued from a previous issue (see for portions). Further on is an interesting article: "Political Character of the Americans" which begins: "The people of America, with respect to their political characters,... See More  

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647205

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647205
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... See More  

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647201

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647201
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... See More  

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647135

Franklin is returning to America after five years in Paris...

Item #647135

August 07, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The ftpg. includes a report: "That able & ingenious veteran Dr. Franklin is preparing to leave Paris (where he has resided five years with great credit to himself, & profit to his country) to return to America...". Also reports concerning articles for peace & negotiations with some Caribbean Islands as it relates to the ... See More  

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647080

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: king wants his ships back...

Item #647080
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779  The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America. But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyne & his defeat at Saratoga, taking several pages & includes: "...The army I commanded,... See More  

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646048

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #646048

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

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645129

More on Moody's book on America...

Item #645129

January 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 2, 1783  Page 2 has some content concerning independence of America (see), and page 5 is entirely taken up with the continued: "Further Extracts From the Printed Narrative of Lieutenant James Moody's Exertions and Sufferings in the Cause of Government in North America".

The bkpg. has a paragraph noting: "...advices came from America, no ... See More  

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645118

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #645118

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782  Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston. Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between Gr... See More  

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644973

Evacuating Charleston... Consternation of the Loyalists...

Item #644973

October 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 24, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has American content including rare mention of John Paul Jones: "The force employed to reduce our settlements in Hudson's Bay was a small squadron under the command of Paul Jones..." with more. Also a letter from New York which includes: "In the general confusion here I do ... See More  

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644934

Thoughts on a peace treaty & the independence of America...

Item #644934

October 15, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 15, 1782



* Possible peace treaty ?

* American Independence ?




The entire ftpg. (and one-third of pg. 2) are taken up with a lengthy letter concerning the situation with America and the terms for a peace treaty, with much thought on independence (see for beginning).

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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644865

Rare mention of John Paul Jones...

Item #644865

October 08, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 8, 1782 



* John Paul Jones

* Revolutionary War




Page 3 has mention: "It is said to be the squadron under Paul Jones which sailed from Boston in August last, & not three French frigates, which surprised & plundered the forts in Hudson's Bay. After dismantling the forts & taking away ever moveable valuable, Jones left part of the tr... See More  

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644858

New England wants to unite with the Mother Country... More on Huddy/Asgill...

Item #644858

September 21, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 21, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has the latest news concerning the controversial Huddy/Asgill Affair: "...Capt. Lippencot, who caused the execution of Capt. Huddy, had been sent on te 4th of June from the British lines...to the American army; and it was supposed that he would be executed on the 21st...... See More  

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644856

"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #644856

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Congress... See More  

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644617

Two opinions on how peace should be negotiated... Building a navy...

Item #644617

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782 



* Ending the Revolutionary War ? peace ?



All of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.

Pg. 3 includes: "The diffe... See More  

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644614

Reflections upon the military actions of the Revolutionary War...

Item #644614

July 27, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has a portion of letter No. III of a continuing series: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War..." which reflects upon the events of the Revolutionary War in nice detail, taking all of pg. 4 & over half of page 5.

More war news on pg. 6 including an item relating to ... See More  

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644610

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

Item #644610

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




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

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644477

Thoughts on Washington's military plans...

Item #644477

April 18, 1782

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

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644472

Beginning the process of ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #644472

March 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 



* Making peace with America ?



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

Page 5 has... See More  

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644466

Much talk in Parliament on the Revolutionary War...

Item #644466

February 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




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

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644428

Good front page war content...

Item #644428

January 17, 1782

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

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644395

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #644395
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778  The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with  terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates" (see photos).

T... See More  

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644356

Revolutionary War in the Caribbean...

Item #644356
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1779  



* Engraving of a Druid's Monument at Keswick

* Revolutionary War events in the Caribbean



There are some news reports near the back of the issue including various intelligence on naval events in the Caribbean (see photos for portions) relating to the Revolutionary War. There is also a very nice engraving, captioned: "Druid's ... See More  

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644351

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #644351
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referre... See More  

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644350

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #644350
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western 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 at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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644298

John Burgoyne.... Regarding the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #644298
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1779  The first five pages are a: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes various discussions concerning the Revolutionary War, including one interesting bit: "...told us the bulk of the people are our friends; that the Congress was chosen by a faction; that they held their seats by force; that their tyranny ... See More  

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643525

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

Item #643525

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778  Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More  

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643518

Mention of John Paul Jones, and more...

Item #643518

May 30, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 



* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead




On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not t... See More  

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642512

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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642331

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #642331
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 



* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago

* American Revolutionary War era




A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by ... See More  

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642290

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island... Map of Dominica...

Item #642290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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642257

Ticonderoga... Article by Ben Franklin... Much more...

Item #642257
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777  Inside has: "Some of the Circumstances which Inevitably retard the Progress of a Northern Army through the uninhabited Countries of America" deals with the difficulties of Burgoyne's army in the colonies, not used to being in an environment so heavily forested. This interesting article takes nearly two pages. Further on is: "... See More  

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641358

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago... Canal map of Ireland...

Item #641358
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779" (see). The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10... See More  

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641357

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga... Foldout map of Dominica...

Item #641357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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640567

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

Item #640567

May 18, 1782

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

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640566

John Adams in his ambassador role in Europe...

Item #640566

May 16, 1782

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

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640564

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

Item #640564

April 30, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 30, 1782 



* Vermont to fight for British ?

* Southern events - Georgia & more

* American Revolutionary War




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

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640562

Objections to acknowledging American independence...

Item #640562

April 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 23, 1782 



* American Independence ?

* British oppose




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

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

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640557

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

Item #640557

April 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 4, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




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

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640528

Washington could not have won without the French...

Item #640528

February 12, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1782 



* Cutting paper money in half

* Prevention of mail robberies




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

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639730

British and Americans preparing for war...

Item #639730
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1775  The first article is a continued debate: "...respecting the Situation of Affairs in America" with discussion of the potential consequences of action, This report takes over 5 pages. Included is: "...If a universal resistance to the civil government of America...if denying a free & reciprocal interchange of British ... See More  

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639486

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 



* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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637919

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

Item #637919

April 01, 1779

* Speeches on America during American Revolutionary War

* 2 original issues from the enemy




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

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636665

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #636665
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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622091

Obeying the "rules of war'... Hopes for an early end to the war...

Item #622091

December 24, 1778

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 24, 1778  The front page has a lengthy report to the King concerning following the "rules of war" in the prosecution of their goals in America. Heading the article is a quote: "Nothing will be done in American contrary to the practice of the most civilized nations in Europe." The bottom of the ftpg. has another letter ... See More  

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620582

A Proclamation by the King...

Item #620582

June 13, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 13, 1780  Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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620581

A Proclamation by the King concerning riots and treason...

Item #620581

June 16, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 16, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King concerning treasonous activity.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.

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617546

Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item #617546
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More  

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616816

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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