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689332

1937 New London, Texas School Explosion...

Item #689332

March 19, 1937

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, March 19, 1937



* New London, Texas school explosion



The front page has a great banner headline headline: "670 TEXAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEACHERS KILLED IN BLAST!" with various subheads and related photo. Nice for display. Much more on pages 2 & 3.

Complete with all 36 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, small library stamp within a subh... See More  

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689281

An attack near Ninety-Six, South Carolina...

Item #689281

January 22, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Jan. 22, 1782  



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The year before the treaty ending the Revolutionary War was ratified. A wealth of news reports of the day but I do not find anything noteworthy concerning America.

Each is complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, handsome engraving in the masthead, red tax stamp on the... See More  

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687575

American merchants distressed... An encounter with a great whale..

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768  The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More  

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687574

An alternative to Capital punishment?

Reports from America... Colonists economically distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations  throughout the world are also present.

The reports from America in... See More  

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687310

First report on the Treaty of Peace, printed on the front page...

Item #687310

September 09, 1783

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 9, 1783  Certainly the most notable content is the very historic front page report, a portion reading: ".....arrived...The Definitive Treaty with the United States of America was also signed at Paris on the 3d instant, by David Hartley, Esq; His Majesty's Plenipotentiary, and by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States; and Mr. Hartley is hou... See More  

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687087

Early issue of this famous British newspaper...

Item #687087

May 16, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1758  Various European news reports with datelines from the Admiralty Office, London, Holland, Ireland, Falmouth, Portsmouth & elsewhere. The back page has a letter from Kingston, Jamaica. 

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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683375

Payments to Loyalists... Death of Tippoo...

Item #683375

June 27, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786  Inside has: "American Loyalists"  which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More  

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683369

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

Item #683369

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782  All of the front page & part of page 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 difference of political opinion between Earl S... See More  

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683364

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

Item #683364

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782  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 & what terms the colonies they represented, were to be... See More  

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683273

Printed just before the Stamp Act...

Item #683273

June 14, 1764

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE OR THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, June 14, 1764  Typical news of the day from the year before the hated Stamp Act too effect in the American colonies.

Four pages, some foxing mostly near the margins, minor repairs at the spine.

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683024

Map of St. Petersburg... On the Georgia alligator & how Oglethorpe treated them...

Item #683024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 by 10 1/2
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683006

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #683006

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767  Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

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

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683002

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

Item #683002

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 G... See More  

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682670

The English will not abandon the settling of Australia...Wilberforce & slavery...

Item #682670

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 



* African slave trade

* William Wilberforce

* Botany Bay - Australia




Page 7 has a brief item  from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from... See More  

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682561

Quite rare set of the 'North Georgia Gazette & Winter Chronicle'...

Item #682561

March 20, 1820

NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE, the complete set of 21 issues bound in a volume including the half-title, First edition.

A weekly newspaper edited by Edward Sabine and written by members of the first Parry expedition (1819-1820) while at their winter quarters at Winter Harbour on Melville Island during them attempt to discover a North West Passage. It was circulated among the men in m... See More  

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682427

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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682417

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

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




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 includes in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment i... See More  

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682414

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #682414
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 



* Great 18th century ship illustration



Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" n... See More  

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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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681697

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Falkirk with a "diagram"...

Item #681697
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746  



* The Jacobite Rebellion

* Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram




There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk.

Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffe... See More  

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681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."  

Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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681295

Spain to acknowledge America's independence...

Item #681295

December 17, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 17, 1782



* American independence

* Spain recognizes




 The front page has a report: "No official accounts are yet received of the evacuation of Charles-Town, but, by the latest accounts...we are informed this event took place the 23rd of October, that the garrison was not molested in the embarkation, and that they took almost every articl... See More  

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681293

The king and work towards a peace treaty...

Item #681293

December 10, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 10, 1782  Page 2 has an address to the King of England in response to his recent speech. A few bits include: "...graciously pleased to direct your measures to promote a cordial reconciliation between Great Britain and America...our satisfaction that your Majesty...has laid the foundation of a peace with the that country & has actually agree... See More  

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681266

Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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681263

Growing tea in the Carolinas rather than importing it...

Item #681263

March 03, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1764  Page 6 has a curious article headed: "Of The Culture of the Tea Plant in Carolina" is an interesting report on attempts to grow tea in the colonies for their own consumption. It is signed: Americanus.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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681132

Just before the storming of the Bastile...

Item #681132

July 18, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1789 



* Beginning of the French Revolution



An inside page has a lengthy report from Paris headed "Commotions In France" which covers much of the early events of the French Revolution.

Portions include: "The palace of Versailles is guarded by 3 lines of soldiers & the King has little to fear while the Marshal de Broglio is about... See More  

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681129

Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #681129

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789  Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of the recovery of his Majesty the King of Great Britain..." with mor... See More  

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681128

People of Kentucky address Congress... The French Revolution...

Item #681128

July 04, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1789 



* Early middle America reporting

* Kentucky - Mississippi River




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an: "...Address of the Inhabitants of Kentuckey...to the United States in Congress Assembled" concerning the commercial interests of Kentucky. A very early items on Kentucky which was not yet a state. Great to have on the f... See More  

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680668

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #680668

January 03, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758  Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor."

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.

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680376

Early on Botany Bay (Australia)...

Item #680376

July 27, 1790

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1790 



* Early Botany Bay - Australia voyage

* The life of Alessandro Stradella (composer)




The front page has much on the life and eventual fate of the great 17th century composer, Alessandro Stradella. The inside also has a mention of "Governor Phillip's Voyage to Botany Bay", which was a 21-volume contemporary account of the establ... See More  

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680362

Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 19, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arri... See More  

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680055

Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #680055

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Dictator of American for Life ?




Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of ... See More  

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679956

Indian troubles in America...

Item #679956

December 01, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 1, 1772  An inside page has reports from Charleston including: "...that the Chactaw Indians have obtained a very considerable advantage over their enemies the Creeks & have carried off a great number of their scalps. They write from Georgia that a number of emigrants from Virginia were lately killed in their way to the Mississippi by some Indians, ... See More  

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679954

Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #679954

July 10, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England,  July 10, 1770  



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a ... See More  

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679953

Reacting to the Boston Massacre...

Item #679953

July 17, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1770  The back page has an extract of a letter from Boston reading in part: "...merchants of this town determined to break through their agreement & import fall goods, notwithstanding the continuance of the tea duty; we can assure the public that nothing can be further from the truth nor has the spirit of the trade at any time appeared more det... See More  

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679950

Cherokee movements in the Carolinas...

Item #679950

January 19, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1762  Over one-third of the front page is headed: "America" with various reports from Charleston concerning the movement of the Cherokee Indians since peace had been proclaimed.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, tiny hole in the front leaf affects one word in the noted article, nice condition.

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679947

Success in converting & educating the Cherokee Indians...

Item #679947

June 11, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 11, 1767 



* Early Native Americans

* Cherokees - Indians




Inside has reports from Boston and Charleston headed: "America" with reports datelined Boston and Charleston, the latter noting: "Mr. Hammerer, who came over from England with intent to civilize and convert the Cherokee Indians, has met with more success than some persons seemed... See More  

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679946

A new town near Hispaniola...

Item #679946

June 06, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 6, 1767  Inside has most of a column headed: "America" with datelines from Philadelphia, New York & Kingston, Jamaica. 

One report notes that: "...Gov. Seymour...had already planned a town which was to be built on the Grand Key, and to be called by the name of Shelburne. As these islands lie so contiguous to Hispaniola...is imagined... See More  

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679939

Very early tennis report...

Item #679939

April 14, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1767 



* Very early tennis



The front page has: "A Further Account of the Patagonian Indians". Inside has a rare & very early tennis report: "Yesterday the great match at Tennis between Tomkyns and Maccon was determined in favour of the latter; many of the nobility were present, and considerable bets depending." Also a repo... See More  

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679931

News from America...

Item #679931

February 19, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1767  Most of the front page 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" which is about South America. An... See More  

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679926

The invasion and capture of Martinique, with the treaty...

Item #679926

March 23, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 23, 1762  



* Invasion of Martin Martinique

* Seven Years' War - West Indies




Inside has four pages taken up with a fine & detailed account of the invasion of Martinique, part of the Seven Years' War. Included are the: "Articles of Capitulation of the Citadel of Fort Royal in the Island of Martinico, the 4th of February, 1762" with all 19... See More  

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679911

Cherokee Indians, & other concerns...

Item #679911

March 16, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 16, 1762  Inside has a report headed: "America" from Charleston beginning: "Last Saturday the Little Carpenter & other Cherokees who came with him to ratify the treaty...". Also four additional reports datelined from New York & one from Philadelphia.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, minor front page rubbing, good condition.... See More  

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679892

First inauguration of George Washington...

Item #679892

July 16, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* First inauguration (historic)




Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.

Here is a nice report of t... See More  

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679813

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #679813

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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679779

Sam Adams is selected...

Item #679779

July 21, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1772  Page 6 contains a report from a Boston letter concerning political events in that town, and which mentions "...the House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their clerk...". The article goes on to report other political happenings, taking an entire column. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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679740

Massacre of Indian chiefs...

Item #679740

March 24, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787  The bottom of the  back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More  

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679721

John Wilkes, a supporter of the American cause...

Item #679721

August 29, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 



* John Wilkes - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War




The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.

Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such ... See More  

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679709

News from New York.. .Jonathan Swift...

Item #679709

March 03, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1768 



* News from New York

* Red tax stamp (partial)

* Letters from Jonathan Swift




The front page has: "America", which includes news from New York. Inside has "Letters Written by the late Jonathan Swift" which include the text of one of his recently published letters from 1735.

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

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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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679116

Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...

Item #679116

June 06, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More  

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