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Early Boston newspaper with nice front page references to the French & Indian War...

Item # 694151

December 29, 1760


* Original colonial America publication
* French and Indian War coverage

A quite early issue of this famous title, from near the end of the French & Indian War.
Just a few months earlier the governor of Canada surrendered the province of Quebec (New France) to the British, and the French outpost of Detroit surrendered to English forces as well.
These events are the backdrop to the considerable front page text offering congratulations to the Massachusetts Governor, Francis Bernard, the first letter beginning: "The conquest of Canada is so great an event that it would argue the greatest insensibility to late it pass unnoticed..." with much more. This is followed by another address to the governor offering congratulations for the victories in Canada.
Page 2 has a report that: "...arrived here...in about 6 weeks from London, by whom we have the melancholy news of the death of our most gracious Sovereign King George the Second, of ever blessed memory, who died at Kensington Palace on the 25 of October, 1760, of a rupture in his heart..." with much more on the funeral, etc., taking over a full column.
Note: this issue is lacking the back leaf; only pages 1 and 2 are present of what was a 4 page issue. However, the historic content is on the front page, with the patriot engraving in the masthead (Liberty figure setting free the caged dove of peace over the skyline of Boston), which makes this a nice issue for display.
Never bound nor trimmed, some staining and some minor irregularities at the margins but no loss of text or readability.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's