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A report on the Great Plague...



Item # 679606

June 25, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1666  The front page includes: "...A French vessel is already landed there with 12,000 piece of Eight, and another from Alicant...to pay for the redemption of their captives; the whole will amount to a very considerable sum, the number of Slaves being at the least 2500 each of them to be redeemed at 215 pieces a man...".
There is mention of the Great Plague in the back page report from Norwich, England, which notes: "The account of our bill of Mortality from the 13th of June to the 20th is thus; Buried in all 38. Of the Plague 19. And 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.
A single sheet newspaper, 7 by 11 inches, very nice, clean condition. 

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's