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New York harbor is frozen over: people are walking to Long Island...



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April 30, 1728

THE POST BOY, London, April 30, 1728 

* Rare & decorative publication

Among the front page reports is one datelines at "New York, Jan. 29" noting that: "There has not been one vessel enter'd here for two weeks past...the river being frozen up for that great numbers of people have gone over upon the ice to Long Island."
It is uncommon to find such early mention of America in period newspapers.
A single sheet issue, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, two decorative engravings in the masthead, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's