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Lost in the river at Virginia...

Item # 680097

December 23, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 23, 1667  

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

A very early issue of this famous title which began in 1665 and still publishes today. The back page has a small report noting: "But Captain lightfoot, late commander of the Elisabeth, lost in the River at Virginia, for his negligence in not performing his duty, was by the General consent of the Court found guilty & sentenced to be imprisoned...for the space of one year..." with a bit more.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, some dirtiness at the back page folds, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's