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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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A review of Beethoven's new work, & critical of the waltz...

Item #680812
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1813  Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting practice of waltzing, a prac... See More  

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Review of a book on the Revolutionary War... Map of Toulon

Item #680648

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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People of color must leave Texas...

Item #680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  

* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas

* Orders all free African Americans to leave

An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, ... See More  

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Leaders of the 1915 baseball pennant fight...

Item #680373

October 07, 1915

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 7, 1915  The front cover is a nice, dramatic color print reflecting the action in the early years of World War I captioned: "Directing The Big Guns". Articles within include: "Great Britain's Zeal for War"; The Truth about Alaska - A Land of Great Opportunities"; "Seen in the World of Sport" including photos the leaders... See More  

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Black troops...

Item #679001

May 28, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1898  Full ftpg. shows: 'Comm. Winfield S. Schley on the Bridge of the ship 'Brooklyn' '. Nice fullpg. Remington print: 'Colored Troopers of the U.S. Cavalry Taking their Horses for a Dash into the Gulf' at Tampa, Florida. Nice fullpg. with 3 prints of the 'U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida'. Much more on the military i... See More  

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It's war against England...

Item #678763

June 29, 1812

THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, June 29, 1812  This is just the 2nd issue after the declaration of war against England, beginning the War of 1812. So it is not surprising that there are several reports concerning relations with England.

The complete front page is taken up with correspondence concerning relations with England, prefaced with a nice form the Presid... See More  

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1901 burial of Queen Victoria...

Item #678336

February 04, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 4, 1901

* Queen Victoria funeral - burial

* U.K. Great Britain and Ireland

The front page has a one column heading: "The Last Sad Rites" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

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Diplomatic attempts to prevent war, but the printed presumption would prove true...

Item #677270

June 06, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1812  Inside has the beginning of what would become a continuing article on: 'Paul Jones", the famed John Paul Jones. Also several correspondences under: "Public Documents" signed in type by: J. Monroe to Augustus Foster and Jonathan Russell, British & American diplomats respectively, all relating to what would become the War of 1... See More  

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Queen Victoria of England... The H.M.S. Victoria...

Item #677052

June 25, 1887


* Queen Victoria of England
* The Apollo Belvedere
The front page has a full-page illustration captioned: "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India", with supporting text. The inside has: "H.M.S. Victoria", "The Great Mulhouse Universal Lathe", "Apparatus for Stu
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Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #677000

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795  The front page has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty.

One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", signed in type: Go. Washington

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1919 Paris Peace Conference...

Item #676582

May 08, 1919


* World War I armistice period

* Paris Peace Conference

The front page has a nice banner headline: "READ TREATY; 4 PROTESTS" with subheads. (see)

Complete with all 32 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The Paris Peace Conferenc... See More  

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Relations with England...

Item #674484
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1766  Among the items included are: "On the Alliance between Church and State and the American Bishops...". A great & lengthy article is: "On The Trade & Commerce of the British Colonies" which considers the taxation and trade issues, of significance given the Stamp Act which was in force at this time. There is much great readin... See More  

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Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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Reference to the surrender of Cornwallis...

Item #673653

February 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 26, 1782 

* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* re. Surrender at Yorktown

Page 3 has a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" which begins: "When I resolved to address you on our failures in the American war, a general apathy prevailed in every quarter of the kingdom..." with much more, taking over one-third of a page.

Another page menti... See More  

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News from the Confederacy...

Item #673635

August 31, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 31, 1864 

* From the origin of the American Civil War

This was one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States of America" in their dateline.

Among the articles: "From Atlanta--Movement of the Enemy" "From Petersburg" "From Richmond--Affairs in West Virginia--Official From General Hood"... See More  

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Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673454

* 18th century original publication

This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occ... See More  

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Nice editorial on the War of 1812...

Item #672726

August 27, 1812

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 27, 1812  The front page has a full column editorial concerning the: "Present State of Our Affairs" relating to the War of 1812. Bits include: "The government of our country have deliberately chosen their opportunity to make a trial of  their strength with Great Britain...the President should be authorized to fill up the old army, to raise a new one,&n... See More  

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Map of Germany... The Mississippi River...

Item #672359
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761 

* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity 

* Concerning the French & Indian War

An article: "Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs" includes some discussion concerning America, and includes: "...Hence it is evident that as North America was the bone of contention, Great Britain must not be induced to par... See More  

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A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

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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Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 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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King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #670878

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701  The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More  

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The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 

* John - Jay's Treaty

* George Washington

A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Artic... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667652

July 15, 1807

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1807

* President Thomas Jefferson

Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within t... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation declaring neutrality in the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #667349

July 08, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson proclamation

* America neutrality in Napoleonic Wars

Page 2 contains the historic "Proclamation" signed by President Th. Jefferson, in which is empathizes the neutrality of America in the Napoleonic Wars, and also notes that: "...requiring all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of ... See More  

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Rumor of freedom sets off a slave insurrection...

Item #667245

February 11, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1832 

* Slaves insurrection in Jamaica

Most of the issue is taken up with considerable reporting on: "Proceedings of the Senate - On the Nomination o Martin Van  Buren" as the American minister to Great Britain, which would be rejected by the Senate. But he would go on to become the 8th President of the U.S. Also within is a... See More  

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Death of the King of England...

Item #667165
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760  Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the Town of Mont Royal, commonly called Montreal..." and this is ... See More  

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Gandhi-Irwin Pact...

Item #667144

March 04, 1931


* Gandhi-Irwin Pact reached  (1st report)

* Mahatma Gandhi & Lord Irwin - India

The front page has a five column heading: "Gandhi Wins; Peace Come to India" with subheads that include: "'HOLY MAN' AND GREAT BRITAIN AGREE ON TERMS" and more. (see) A few related photos are on the back page.

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Virginia sends its congratulations on the union of England & Scotland...

Item #666863

July 29, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1708  Near the top of the front page is a report noting in part: "The humble address of the President and Council of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, in congratulation of the happy Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland..." presented to Queen Anne.

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Queen Anne calls for recruitment to the Navy...

Item #666859

January 22, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 22, 1707 

* Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "By the  Queen, A PROCLAMATION For Encouraging Seamen and Landmen to Enter themselves on Board Her Majesties Ships of War". A fine "recruiting" document particularly in light of the on-going War of Spanish Succession.

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Queen Anne sets the first session of the newly combined Parliament of England & Scotland...

Item #666857

September 15, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 15, 1707 

* Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

* England & Scotland united into single sovereign state

The front page begins with a very notable document, headed: "By The Queen, A PROCLAMATION" calling for: "...our first Parliament of Great Britain...at our city of Westminster on Thursday the twenty-third day of October next..... See More  

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A British victory in the War of Spanish Succession... Encouraging trade with Newfoundland...

Item #666820

July 12, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England July 12, 1708 

* Battle of Oudenarde

* War of Spanish Succession

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "By the Queen, A Proclamation" which concerns: "An Act to Encourage the Trade to Newfoundland..." with much detail.

But the more desirable content is a very detailed account of the Battle of Oudenarde. This was a battle in the War of the... See More  

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First session of Parliament on the union of England and Scotland...

Item #666817

October 27, 1707

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 23-27, 1707 

* First Parliament of Great Britain 

A very historic issue as the front page reports on the very first session of Parliament of the newly-created Parliament of Great Britain which occurred on October 23. The union of England and Scotland was official several months previous by the ratification of the Acts of Union involving both En... See More  

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Details on the Mormon immigrants from Great Britain...

Item #666793

May 08, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1857 

* Mormons - Mormonism - immigration

Page 3 has an article: "The Mormons Again" which is a report on the immigrants from Great Britain. Some interesting details.

Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666698

January 01, 1728

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1728

* 18th century original document

Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

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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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Washington responds concerning the Jay Treaty with England...

Item #665475

November 14, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 14, 1795 

* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty

The ftpg. has a letter from the President to the inhabitants of Georgetown concerning the late Treaty with Great Britain, known as the Jay Treaty. One bit notes: "...On a subject so complex, and having such extensive relations, some diversity of opinion might be expected...", sig... See More  

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Washington on peace & security...

Item #665469

July 18, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 18, 1795 

* George Washington

Most of the front page is taken up with: "Candid Remarks on the Treaty of Amity & Commerce, Between Great Britain & the United States of America", which is the controversial Jay Treaty.

Page 2 has a letter signed by: Geo. Washington, dated June 2, 1783. One paragraph begins: "Your congratulations on t... See More  

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Constitution of the State of Indiana... Paoli monument...

Item #664913

October 04, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 4, 1817 

* Constitution of Indiana

* Battle of Paoli monument

Inside has what appears to be the entire text of the Constitution of the State of Indiana taking over 8 pages.

The front page has an interesting broadside-like graph and text concerning public expenditures in Great Britain, Ireland and the United States. Such graphics in this tit... See More  

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Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 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 coa... See More  

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Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

Item #664333
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from all taxes impos... See More  

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Lord North resigns as Prime Minister...

Item #664266

October 03, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 3, 1782 

* Great Britain Prime Minister

* Lord Frederick North resigns

* Revolutionary War era

The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with "Interesting Conversation on the late Change of Ministers" from the Houses of Lords. This was when Lord North, bowing to the growing pro-peace sentiment in Parliament, was replace... See More  

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Graphic report of the funeral of the Princess...

Item #664248

May 24, 1768

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 24, 1768 

* Princess Louisa of Great Britain

* Death - funeral - burial

* Best title to be had ?

The entire front page appears more as a broadside, being a one column report on the funeral of: "...her late Royal Highness Princess Louisa-Anne..." who was interred in the Royal Family vault in King Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

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Much on the America vs. England disputes...

Item #664131

December 14, 1775

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT, Scotland, Dec. 14, 1775  Inside has: "Papers Respecting America" which begins: "Ask commissioners are about to be sent to America, invested with very extraordinary powers in order to settle the unhappy dispute subsisting between America and this country..." and then with some historical references.

Also: "Lord North's N... See More  

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The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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From the beginning months of World War I...

Item #662332

August 07, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 7, 1914  A nice issue from the very earliest month of World War I, long before American became involved.

Among column heads on the front page: "GERMANS OCCUPY LIEGE" "Fight Their Way Into the Streets of the City Itself" "The Forts Still Hold Out, However" "These Must be Taken If Any Military Advantage is to Be Gained" &q... See More  

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Preparing for the Jay Treaty...

Item #662157

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 

* Uncommon title

* re. Jay's Treaty

Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stip... See More  

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Treaty of Ghent signed... breaking news...

Item #661831

February 15, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 15, 1815  Page 2 has a two column wide heading: "PEACE--SAFETY, and Prospect of returning COMMERCE, and PROSPERITY." And beneath this a letter "...which was immediately issued...in a Handbill!:..". The handbill headed For The Public was addressed to the publisher of this newspaper and contains the breaking news about the signing of t
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Very early reports from World War I...

Item #661659

August 03, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 3, 1914  The front page has many reports from the early events of World War I with column heads including; "GERMAN ARMY OVER FRONTIERS" "Neutrality Treaties Openly Violated" "Russia Also Over the German Border" "Austria Fighting On the Drina" "ENGLAND TO MOBILIZE" "World Hangs on Great Britain's Word&qu... See More  

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George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776 

* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania

* Great year to have (1776)

This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More  

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