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    Lot of Revolutionary War Newspapers. Five 18th century newspapers consisting of The Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer dated February 6, 1781 plus four editions of The Connecticut Gazette; and the Universal Intelligencer, published by Timothy Green, printed during the last years of the war: October 11, 1782; May 31, 1782; December 12, 1783; June 20, 1783. In addition to "signed in print" George Washington columns, one noting "This day Nov. 25th 1783, General Washington with part of the American Army took possession of the city of New York..." there are other relevant war related articles, topics include articles on gambling, the new administration, new Post Offices established, codfishing, ships arriving, and interesting advertising including a runaway slave ad. Varying states of condition, overall very good.

    When the war ended exactly is confusing. It kind of petered out after Yorktown into small raids. In November of 1782, the British agreed to American Independence and made a preliminary accord with America. In January of 1783, they signed the preliminary peace treaty with France and Spain. On April 14th, the Governor of New Jersey issued a Proclamation that ended formal hostilities. The British were still in New York City. Not until November 23rd, 1783 were they to leave the city. To many historians, Washington riding into New York City with the remainder of the army (most had been furloughed) is the real end of the war. The newspaper in this lot has the report of that momentous event.


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    April, 2007
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