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    [Paul Revere]. The Massachusetts Spy, or Thomas's Boston Journal Newspaper. Vol. II, No. 89, four pages, 11.75" x 18", Boston, October 29, 1772. Published in Boston by Isaiah Thomas. The masthead of the great revolutionary paper, which is often mistaken as "The Massachusetts Sun," was engraved by Paul Revere and used until 1775, when the printer was moved to Worcester. Period ads on pages three and four. Uneven edges with overall toning and minor foxing spots. Disbound with holes at the middle fold where previously bound.

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    Contains a report on page three of a meeting of "the freeholders and other inhabitants of this town" at Faneuil Hall to "enquire into the grounds of a report that prevails, that salaries are appointed to the judges of the Superior Court of Judicature...whereby they are rendered independent of the grants of the General assembly for their support, contrary to ancient and invariable usuage." After "the coolest and most candid debate...the town came into a very full prepare a decent and respectful message to the Governor" in protest. Among the attendees mentioned were famous Sons of Liberty Samuel Adams, Dr. Joseph Warren, and Dr. Benjamin Church. A report from Paris on page one states: "They write from Paris, that the Royal Academy of Sciences there, have elected Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, of Philadelphia, to fill the vacancy the death of Baron Van Swieten."

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