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678027

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

Item #678027
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.

Further on is an interesting article: "Political Character of the Americans" which begins: "The people of America, with respect to their political characters, may be divided in... See More  

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678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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677461

Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #677461
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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673675

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

Item #673675

July 27, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1782   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 the controversial Huddy/Asgill Affair, and also menti... See More  

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673674

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

Item #673674

July 27, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1782   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 the controversial Huddy/Asgill Affair, and also menti... See More  

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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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673245

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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673193

Much reflection on the prior year... Ethan Allen...

Item #673193
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1781  Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when 40 men were killed & 97 taken. Another American ... See More  

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672699

Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More  

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671968

Barbarous cruelty suffered by innocent Pennsylvanians...

Item #671968

February 25, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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

The front page includes two "Proclamations" by Sir William... See More  

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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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671801

Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

Item #671801
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 



* Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief)

* Fort Stanwix report

* Captain Cook's ships observed?




Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fo
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671770

Broadside edition on the Battle of Ushant...

Item #671770

August 03, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 3, 1778  A rare single sheet broadside edition (printed on the front side only), published outside the normal printing schedule due to an historic report.

This issue has the details of the Battle of Ushant, fought between French & British fleets 100 miles west of Ushant, a French island at the mouth of the English Channel off the north-west... See More  

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671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne surrenders




Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have re... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army




Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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671569

France '...excited the ruinous rebellion in America...'

Item #671569

August 23, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join th... See More  

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671567

Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #671567

December 20, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 20, 1782  Inside has reports with datelines from New York & Richmond, mentioning in part: "...the French army...are about 4000, though they give themselves out for 5000. It is said that they are to embark at Boston." and also: "...when John Tolinson was convicted of fearing God and honouring the King (high treason) and was executed t... See More  

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671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. 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... See More  

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671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Torie... See More  

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671052

Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... See More  

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670803

1782 military pay document...

Item #670803

December 26, 1781

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures,  and is written out for "Fifteen Pounds".

Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific item fo... See More  

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670666

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #670666

February 08, 1780

THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, lad... See More  

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670472

The non-importation issue, and much more...

Item #670472

July 01, 1774

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1774  Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.

Eight pages are taken up with; Debates In the Political Club Room" which includes talk of the Quebec Bill and the tensions concerning Canada.

Near the back is much reporting on the tensions with the American colonies, too much to report  in... See More  

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670468

On the troubles in Boston...

Item #670468

April 01, 1774

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1774 



* Prelude to the Revolutionary War



Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.

In "Debates in the Political Club' is mention that: "Lord North said, that the test of the Bostonians will not be the indemnification of the East-India company alone, it will remain in the breast... See More  

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670196

Burning of Portsmouth and Norfolk by the British...

Item #670196

June 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1779  Near the back are over 3 pages of reports headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from General Clinton to George Germain dated at New York which relates to a letter from General Mathew to General Henry Clinton dated at Portsmouth, Virginia & accompanied by a letter from Sir George Collier to Clinton, both of which relate some ... See More  

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670133

Franklin and Adams in France... Much more...

Item #670133

April 21, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




An inside page includes: "...from Paris that the French had absolutely sent a considerable force to America & that six sail of the line & a number of frigates were shortly to follow them..." and "...M. Gerrard, Minister Plenipotentiary to the American... See More  

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670117

Reuniting with England? The situation at Charleston...

Item #670117

March 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French allianc... See More  

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669354

On Abraham Lincoln being elected...

Item #669354

November 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 



* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting




Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All ... See More  

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668796

The Battle of New York with a Revolutionary War map...

Item #668796
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776  



* Battle of Long Island, New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory




A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.

This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which t... See More  

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667888

Treaty with France...

Item #667888
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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$430.00
666952

Terrific on the Benedict Arnold, Major Andre treason plot...

Item #666952

November 01, 1780

THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780  Included is: "Manner of Making War Among the Indians of America" which takes over a full pate, continued in a future issue.

Some fine content on the Benedict Arnold treason plot, with much on Major Andre as well.

One article begins: "As the unhappy fate of the late Major Andre now engrosses the chief conversation of the... See More  

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666883

Much on taxation... noting the 4th of July...

Item #666883

April 29, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 29, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 3 has an item noting: "...reported so far as relate to government mention that after a large detachment of the King's troops on the island had been sent as a reinforcement to Gen. Howe's army in the Jerseys, the rebels had made several attempts to reposses... See More  

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666882

People in Maryland want peace with England now...

Item #666882

April 22, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 22, 1777  This issue has a few tidbits on the Revolutionary War including: "...address of the...county of  Dumfries congratulating his Majesty upon the success that has hitherto attended his  arms in suppressing the unnatural rebellion of his deluded subjects in America." Also mention that cargo from a ship: "...brought in here...a... See More  

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$56.00
666878

Asserting the Americans had no cause to go to war...

Item #666878

March 01, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




A page 2 item notes: "...General Howe & our army were all well; that a party of Rebels had attempted to surprise Major Rogers in Fort Independence but had been repulsed...". Another page has a lengthy letter concerning the war in the colonies, including: "... See More  

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666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777 



* Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more

* Revolutionary War original from the enemy




Page 2 has a items concerning an officer at Boston addressing General Howe upon his retreat from the heights of Boston. And a short note from Ticonderoga, followed by a report from New York noting: "...General Howe has wrote for more troops...Whateve... See More  

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666265

Essay on free trade... From during the Revolutionary War...

Item #666265

January 06, 1780

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780  A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More  

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$290.00
666263

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666263

January 19, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare single sheet issue




Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More  

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$298.00
666259

Action concerning desertion from duty in battle...

Item #666259

March 22, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into so... See More  

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$320.00
666223

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... Much concerning the war...

Item #666223

April 18, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778 



* Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America

* Revolutionary War original reporting




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

The front page is entirely taken up with ads including a &q... See More  

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$310.00
666073

Much on the tensions with America: "God knows how this will end"...

Item #666073

April 14, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Apr. 14, 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.

Interesting that just 5 days after this issue was printed the battle of Lexington & Concord began the Revolutionary War.

The ftpg... See More  

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$4,800.00
666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 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.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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$4,960.00
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