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From colonial Boston...
Item # 585508
May 16, 1768
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768 The front page is taken up with a wide variety of news reports from London including one item noting: "...the colony agents have orders...to obtain an act of Parliament for the encouragement of the linen manufactury in North America...". An inside page has reports from "Boston" including: "...considering them too as part of the British Empire, and as such, subject to the supreme legislative control of parliament; but since the Americans had denied tis supreme power, since they held opinions the most dangerous, the most traitorous to this country, since even some in England had doubted the supreme power of parliament over them...that the Americans had no right at all, non, to the fishery, it was conquered by our arms & protected by our power..." with more (see).
The back page mentions that: "...Charles Stewart...now Cashier & Receiv. Gen. of the customs in America. Wednesday next Mr. John Lothrop is to be ordained pastor of the Old North Church in this town...Rev. Dr. Witherspoon, chosen President of New Jersey College...sold off all his household furniture & was soon to proceed for New York or Philadelphia."
Four pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition save for a small 1/2 by 3 inch piece cut from near the bottom of the back leaf, not affecting any mentioned content.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's