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    Boston Newspaper Archive of Five Complete Issues, 1779-1793, two issues of the Independent Chronicle (9.5" x 15.5", May 13 and July 1, 1779, printed by "Nathaniel Willis, Opposite the Court-House"); one issue of the Massachusetts Sentinel (9" x 14", Nov. 15, 1786, printed by "Benjamin Russell, near the State-House, Boston"); and two issues of the Boston Gazette (11.5" x 17.75", Nov. 25 and Dec. 30, 1793, printed by "Benjamin Edes & Son, Kilby Street, Boston"). The top of the Sentinel masthead has been removed, but no text has been lost. The archive includes interesting articles covering American Indians ("The infamy of the Indian character is completed by the low rank to which they degrade their women . . . "); the freeing of slaves to fight the British ("We hear a proposal is talked of among the southern gentlemen, in case the enemy should not soon evacuate Georgia of manumitting a number of the blacks . . . "); the capture of General G. S. Silliman ("Saturday night last, Brigadier-General Stillman [sic] and his son . . . were taken from the General's house, in Fairfield, by a party of about ten tories . . . "); John Hancock's health (". . . we with satisfaction announce, that Mr. Hancock's health is much better than for years past . . ."); and more. Some issues have chipping, stains, and tears at the center fold, but all are in at least fair condition.

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