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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.
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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
Item #660785THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789
* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine
* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability
* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord
The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More
April 22, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 22, 1780 Page 3 has: "...An Act of the General Assembly of Virginia" concerning the fate of those who left Virginia to reside in England or elsewhere: "...bona fide inhabitants there for at least one year at any time within four years next before the commencement of hostilities on the 19th of April, 1775 [Lexington & Con... See More
July 03, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1858 The front page of this issue features a halfpage illustration of 'The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence, 1776' and also features an article on "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence". An article "Independence Hall, Philadelphia" also features a halfpage illustration 'Independence Hall, Philadelphia,... See More
October 29, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1881 Front full pg. illus. of "Egyptian Priest and Sacred Scribe." Inside is a full pg. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Yorktown Centennial." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, United States Minister to Spain," "The Hon. Lionel Sackville West," "The Hon. Ripley Ropes," and... See More
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