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    Newspaper: 1779 Edition of Boston's Independent Chronicle With War News and Other Fine Content. Four pages, 9.5" x 15.5", Boston, July 1, 1779, tatty at the edges with light scattered foxing, else very good condition. The front page of this edition features a long story chronicling the capture, imprisonment, and subsequent escape of two men captured by "Savages" at the head of the Delaware River.

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    Also featured in the center column of the front page is the following notice: "Whereas Peggy, the Wife of the Subscriber, has eloped from my Bed and Board; and to prevent her from ruining me in Debt, I hereby caution all Persons from trusting her, as I will not pay one Farthing she may contract after this Date. John Taylor". Other articles include news of the British assault on Charleston, South Carolina, and news of vessels captured by the American navy. The entire back page is devoted to a "List of Fortunate Numbers in the Third Class of the Massachusett's [sic] State Lottery".



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