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Mention of Virginia, and a Great Plague report...

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June 18, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 18, 1666 

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had
* Deaths re. the Great Plague
* Very early Virginia mention

Various reports from many locations throughout Europe, many of which are military in nature.
The front page event has mention of the colonies with: "...fleet from Ireland of 38 vessels...passed lately by the mouth of this harbor, and two ships with Virginia wheate touched here & sent off again, pursuing their courses."
Mention of the Great Plague in the back page report from Norwich, England, which notes: "This city still continues visited with the Plague; the bill of mortality running this. The total of all the burials 28. Of the plague 18. At the pesthouse 4."
A nice issue from the year of the great London Fire (this issue from less than 3 months prior) and from the era of the Great London Plague.
Single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, minor rubbing to the back page, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's