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674616

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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673671

Reflecting upon Washington crossing the Delaware & the Battle of Trenton...

Item #673671

July 25, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1782  Pg. 2 has a report beginning: "So determined are the French to pursue their favorite plan of annihilating the British power in North America, & particularly to the capturing the British army in New York...to co-operate with General Washington towards the reduction of that important garrison...".

All of pg. 4 & a bit of pg. 5 are... See More  

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673010

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #673010

August 23, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 25, 1757, Jan. 15, 1763, Aug. 23, 1766, June 2, 1767, & Dec. 1, 1771. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... 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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671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  



*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection



The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads:... See More  

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670139

Early Florida mention...

Item #670139

September 12, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 12, 1767  Page 2 has a report noting that Halifax, Nova Scotia, has: "...upwards of 300 houses have been built in that place within the course of two years...".

Another page has a report taken from "The South Carolina Gazette", mostly taken up with of the Lt. Governor of West Florida which includes: "...What most other Colonie... See More  

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670137

Cherokees asking for peace...

Item #670137

November 11, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1760  Inside has a brief report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, noting: "Letter from Augusta...advise that about 4 days ago they were informed that the Cherokees were asking for a peace...".

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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670133

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

Item #670133

April 21, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778  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 republic, set out for America accompanied by Mr. Deane. Dr. Franklin is t... 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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670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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668852

French & Indian War news...

Item #668852

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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667031

Trading pelts with the Eskimos...

Item #667031

August 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 25, 1772  The back page has a letter from: "Salem, in New England" which has a nice report concerning trading  beaver, ermine & other skins with the Eskimo Indians, taking nearly a full column.

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

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667030

A slave kills his master...

Item #667030

August 29, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772 



* Slave kills his master



Beginning on the front page & carrying over to take most of pg. 2 is a report from Boston concerning the Massachusetts Assembly making provisions for support of the governor, and the governor supporting the colony. Included are six "resolves" from the General Assembly concerning such arrangements.

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667023

French & Indian War news...

Item #667023

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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667022

Reports on the French & Indian War...

Item #667022

March 26, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 26, 1757  The front page begins with over a half column report headed: "America" with a Boston dateline. Mentions include: "...four New England colonies having agreed to furnish his Lordship with 4000 men for the operations of the ensuing year...". This is followed by a report concerning events of the French & Indian War.

Eight pag... See More  

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667019

Pirates are hanged in Martinique...

Item #667019

June 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1765  Page 6 has over half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston, Boston and Savannah containing various news reports. One bit notes: "...from Martinico...he saw three pirates hanged there; eleven others were also condemned. They belonged to a pirate sloop of six carriage guns...".

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667017

New governor of New York assumes his office...

Item #667017

August 22, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1771 



* William Tyron assumes office

* 39th governor of New York




Page 2 has a report from New York under the heading: "America" on the arrival of Governor Tryon in New York for his formal installation as governor of New York. He had arrived, with his family, from North Carolina, where he had previously been governor.

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667015

The arrival of Governor Penn from England...

Item #667015

December 17, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1771 



* Richard Penn Jr. arrives in Pennsylvania



Page 6 has a brief item headed: "America" with a Philadelphia dateline which reports the arrival of: "...the Hon. Richard Penn., Esq., our Governor. On his landing he was received by a great  number...bells were immediately set a ringing...".

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, ve... See More  

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667013

News from America...

Item #667013

January 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1767 



* 18th century London, England



Page 6 has most of a column with news headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Philadelphia.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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667011

News from America...

Item #667011

February 19, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1767 



* 18th century London, England



Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The History of Greenland, Containing a Description of the Country & its Inhabitants...", continued in future issues.

Page 2 has half column of news items headed "America", as well as:  "An Extract from Obilby's Account of America" ... See More  

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667009

A report from America...

Item #667009

April 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1772  Page 6 has a short report headed: "America" with a Newport, Rhode Island dateline concerning the seizure of ships.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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666942

New governor for New York...

Item #666942

September 14, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1771 



* William Tyron assumes office

* 39th governor of New York




Inside under: "America" has a report from New  York including: "...waited upon his Excellency Governor Tryon with a congratulatory address upon his  appointment & arrival in this colony...", recently named governor of New  York after having se... See More  

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666937

Boundary troubles with the Cherokee Indians...

Item #666937

July 17, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1766 



* Cherokee Nation - Indians



An inside page has reports datelined from Charleston, Philadelphia and Annapolis, dealing with various unrelated items.

An additional report from Charleston notes: "...the boundary line between this Province & the Cherokee Indians has been lately run...the Indians express great uneasiness at the
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666935

Celebration of the Stamp Act repeal has horrible consequences...

Item #666935

July 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 22, 1766  The back page has a letter from Burlington, New  Jersey, offering thanks for the repeal of the hated Stamp Act. A portion includes: "...On hearing the joyful news of the repeal of the stamp act, about 3 half-barrels of powder were provided...a negro boy, seeing some powder scattered on the ground, scraped some of it together & set  fire ... See More  

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666898

Ben Franklin in Paris... Preparing for battle in New Jersey... Judaica...

Item #666898

June 14, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




A report from Paris begins: "Thursday last Dr. Franklin had an interview with Lord Stormont; the conversation lasted three hours..." and a bit further down is mention that "...an American privateer bound to Boston...had a packet of letters on board from Dr. Fr... See More  

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666881

Ben Franklin's angry response to Admiral Howe...

Item #666881

April 19, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 19,1777  Page 5 has a letter written by: [Admiral Lord] Howe, to Ben Franklin, on board the ship Eagle, June 20, 1776, mentioning: "...if I meet with the disposition in the colonies which I was once taught to expect...promoting the establishment of lasting peace and union with the colonies. But if the deep-rooted prejudices of America...preventing her... See More  

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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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666875

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #666875

February 06, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




A page 3 item notes: "By the Appalachia, Ogilvie, arrived in the Downs from East Florida, advices are received that the inhabitants on the frontiers of Georgia and East Florida continue to distress each other & that some soldiers had been ordered there to protect the ... 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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666757

The Yankee-Pennamite War...

Item #666757

November 23, 1784

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 23, 1784  Page 3 has a nice account of the dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut on lands in the Wyoming Valley of Pa. This dispute was known as the Third Yankee-Pennamite War. This report takes over one-third of the page.

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

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666748

Reflecting upon the Revolutionary War... On the surrender at Yorktown...

Item #666748

December 18, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 18, 1781  The entire front page is a very interesting: "Letter IV To the People of Great Britain" concerning the Revolutionary War, reflecting upon the history of it and the consequences of many of the noteworthy battles.

Page 2 has a report noting: "...dispatches from Sir Henry Clinton containing the articles of capitulation at York Town wi... See More  

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664692

Mendoza & boxing as "a disgrace of society"...

Item #664692

February 02, 1790

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1790 



* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew



The back page has: "...Sir Sampson compelled Mr. Mendoza to give bail for his good behavior in future, which he did, himself in a penalty of 200 pounds...Thus the rage for boxing has received a very proper check...to be hoped the magistrates throughout the kingdom will be no less vigilant in their ende... See More  

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664535

The Revolutionary War to end soon? Ben Franklin negotiating with the French...

Item #664535

June 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1777  Page 2 has an item concerning the Revolutionary War in America, with text including: "...that the congress had sent to Gen. Howe some proposals for a reconciliation, but such as they knew would not be accepted. It was supposed to be done to gain time. Gen Howe was...preparing to go on a secret expedition not to Philadelphia as it was thought;... See More  

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664534

Revolutionary War content in a British newspaper...

Item #664534

January 04, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispos... See More  

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663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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663066

Pithy observations by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #663066

September 04, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759



* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)



The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More  

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662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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661635

Very early & descriptive account of Alaska...

Item #661635

June 18, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761 



* Very early Alaska description



Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... See More  

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661418

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #661418

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* Early, same day report (rare)




Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at... See More  

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661369

The "famous" Westons, mail robbers...

Item #661369

April 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782  One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More  

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656182

America will soon manufacture better products than found in England...

Item #656182

April 12, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1787  The back page has a brief & seemingly insignificant report: "By accounts from America...the manufacture of nail is brought to such perfection throughout the United States as to stop the importation of that article; and they are in great expectation of rivaling Great Britain in many other branches of manufacture." This statement says... See More  

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655985

Colonies to work together to repeal the Acts of Parliament...

Item #655985

November 13, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770  Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More  

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655105

Daniel Mendoza the famous Jewish boxer...

Item #655105

January 22, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788 



* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew

* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fight




Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserv... See More  

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655003

Report from a letter datelined at Monterey, California, 1786...

Item #655003

May 19, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787  Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More  

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653755

The coronation of King George III...

Item #653755

September 29, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, September 29, 1761  



* George III of the United Kingdom



The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The ... See More  

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653453

Congress needs to protect American ships in the Mediterranean...

Item #653453

April 21, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787 



* Early American trade

* U.S. vessels to protect ?




Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: "The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.

Eight pages, never bou... See More  

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653060

Northwest Passage... Admiral De Fonte's letter...

Item #653060

July 23, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768  The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... See More  

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652664

A woman attempts to assassinate King George III...

Item #652664

August 10, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786 



* King George III murder attempt

* Margaret Nicholson




Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her. Part of the report notes: "...... See More  

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652387

Conflict between the Cherokee and Iroquois Nations... Smoking the Calumet of Peace...

Item #652387

February 13, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768  As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More  

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