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Tarring & feathering for villains...
Item # 687218
February 11, 1774
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774
* Pre Revolutionary War
* Tarring and Feathering
The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.
Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & feathered for an unwarranted seizure of a ship, with a notice: "...for bringing villains or greater consequence to a sense of guilt and infamy." signed in type by the "Chairman of the Committee for tarring & feathering."
Page 3 begins with an item on the contested land in Penna. claimed by Connecticut. Other news items of the day.
Four pages, wide, untrimmed margins are a bit irregular at portions, never bound, handsome engraving in the masthead, very nice condition.