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Early American title from the French & Indian War...



Item # 702912

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 

* Rare Colonial Massachusetts
* St. Augustine, Florida


This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.
The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forces In AMERICA" All Able-bodied volunteers above the age of 18...who are willing to engage in His Majesty's service..." with further details on what will be paid.
Page 3 begins with: "A Description of Augustin" being the Florida city of St. Augustine. Then a letter beginning: "As the Spaniards have thought proper to force us into a war with them, it behooves us to prosecute it in all points to our greatest advantage...This empire will be completed & entirely secured by our acquisitions of Spanish Florida and French Louisiana: And there is little more necessary for the getting those two provinces into our possession than the taking of New Orleans..." with much more.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, old tape at the bottom of the front page only does not cause loss of readability, otherwise very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's