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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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674253

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #674253

September 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 11, 1757, Sept. 24, 1765, Jan. 2, 1767 Sept. 2, 1769, & March 10, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with minor 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 ab... 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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671888

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #671888

October 24, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 15, 1757, Sept. 28, 1765, Jan. 22, 1767, Oct.26, 1769, & March 12, 1772. 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 ab... 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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670686

Lot of 22 early British newspapers...

Item #670686

January 01, 1733

A mixed bag lot of 22 British newspapers from the 1680's through 1799 including titles The Connoisseur, Mist's Weekly Journal, London Chronicle, The Examiner, The Spectator, St. James's Chronicle, Collection For Improvement of Husbandry & Trade,  The Observator, The Sun, The Times, and The Leed's Mercury. Also The Lady's Magazine from 1771. All are damaged or "2nd... See More  

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670132

Chasing after the Americans...

Item #670132

November 28, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1776  A brief item notes a French ship went down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: "...and the greatest part of her crew perished. She had on board a large quantity of gunpowder & arms for the Provincial army."

The back page has a nice report concerning the battles in the New York vicinity, including: "...4000 men were sent over to Long I... 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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668863

News from the French & Indian War...

Item #668863

June 07, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 7, 1757  Page 5 has  most of a column containing several reports from Charleston, South Carolina which include some reports on the French & Indian War. A few bits include: "...that 13 Catawba Indians had just passed by there from Fort Cumberland with four French scalps...in several skirmishes near Fort duQuesne...going to war  against the... See More  

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668859

Reports concerning the French & Indian War...

Item #668859

April 12, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1757 



* French and Indian War

* Chickasaw People Nation




The front page has a report headed America" which includes datelines from Charleston, including: "...learn from Georgia that the Chickasaw Indians lately attacked four French boats on the Halbama River...killed four men...not improbable that they have in view some attempts upon th... See More  

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667030

A slave kills his master...

Item #667030

August 29, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772  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.

There are other news items as well ... See More  

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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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667018

Pirates are hanged in Martinique...

Item #667018

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...".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches... See More  

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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.

Eight pages 8 by 1... See More  

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667015

The arrival of Governor Penn from England...

Item #667015

December 17, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1771  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, very nice condition.

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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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667012

Indian troubles in the South...

Item #667012

January 27, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1767 



* Early Native Americans

* Pre-Revolutionary War




The bottom of the ftpg. has news headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline noting: "...that the Chickasaws had joined the Chocktaws in their present war against the Creeks..." with more on this.

Inside has half a column headed; "America" with datelines from N... See More  

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667011

News from America...

Item #667011

February 19, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1767  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" which is about South America. Another... See More  

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667010

Irish are settling in Charleston... A route from Lake Superior to the South Seas...

Item #667010

May 30, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 30, 1767  Page 6 has a report from Charleston headed: "America" noting in part: "All things are quiet here save the skirmishes between the Choctaw and Creek Indians. Our legislature is about founding a light house at the mouth of the harbour...The interior parts of the country fill very fast with people from Ireland & the northern colonies... 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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667007

News from the French & Indian War...

Item #667007

March 30, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 30, 1758 



* French and Indian War

* Pre-Battle of Carillon




The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "America" being a letter from New York, containing French & Indian War reports. One bit notes: "...about 4000 regulars, 500 rangers & some provincials marched from Albany to Fort Edward, and from thence they are to proc... See More  

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666942

New governor for New York...

Item #666942

September 14, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1771  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 served as governor of North Carolina. A report from Boston notes tha... See More  

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666938

Celebrating the repeal of the hated Stamp Act...

Item #666938

July 05, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 5, 1766  The top of the back page has a report on celebrating the news of the repeal of the hated  Stamp Act.

A portion includes: "...from Philadelphia...full of accounts of the joy expressed by all ranks of people on their receiving the Act of Parliament for the repeal of the Stamp Act...the houses were all illuminated the next evening..." ... See More  

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666905

News from America...

Item #666905

November 20, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 20, 1766  Page 6 has nearly half a column headed: "America" with datelines from New  York and Hartford.  There is mention of the trouble caused by the cutting down of the flag staff on the common.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 7 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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666901

On the Revolutionary War, and nice on Captain Cook's explorations as well...

Item #666901

June 24, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1777 



* Captain James Cook explorations

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page is taken up with a lengthy discussion of a pamphlet titled: "Address to Edmund Burke on his late Letter relative to the Affairs of America." which carries over a bit to pg. 2.  An inside page is almost entirely taken up with an excellent &... See More  

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666897

Justifying the treatment of prisoners...

Item #666897

June 12, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 12, 1777  Page 2 has a: "...Letter from Lewistown to the Congress at Philadelphia" which tells of a naval encounter between the Roebuck and the Morris in Philadelphia bay, which includes: "...and blew the ship up & I am sorry to tell you that so brave a man has fell in the attempt. The scene was horrid to behold. The cargo is in part blow... See More  

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666896

Revolutionary War in New Jersey...

Item #666896

June 10, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777 



* Great weath of reports on the Revolutionary War

* Orders from General George Washington




Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, sur... 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  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: "...war, at the very best, even when successful, is a sore visitation; a ma... 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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666874

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #666874

January 30, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 30, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy


 
Newspapers from England during the Revolutionary War are interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day. This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various ne
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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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666337

Fort Ticonderoga...

Item #666337

June 28, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* Fort Ticonderoga

* From The Enemy




Inside pages have some content on the Revolutionary War, including items containing: "...the King's arm were near Crown Point; the rebels abandoned the Fort of Ticonderoga & brought their stores over the Lake George...every rebel they found obliged the drivers &
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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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660981

The Bahamas...

George Barrington... of eventual Botany Bay fame...

Item #660981

September 20, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 20, 1788 The first & second columns on page 284 contain the report of George Barrington's argument, trial and verdict. George Barrington would eventually be exiled to Botany Bay.



Page 287 also contains a report regarding plantations in the Bahamas. News of the day and period advertising are throughout.



Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.



B... See More  

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660938

Talk of Franklin's electricity experiments...

Item #660938

September 27, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759 



* Benjamin Franklin

* Electricity experiments

* Lightning rod




 Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjam... 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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655103

Daniel Mendoza on his famous boxing match against Humphries...

Item #655103

January 19, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1788 



* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew

* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights




Page 3 has a full column which includes: "Mendoza's Letter in Vindication of his Behaviour at the late Contest Between Him and Humphries" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew fr... 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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654467

Colonial Albany County land for sale...

Item #654467

September 15, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 15, 1770



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with o... See More  

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