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    Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia) March 16, 1769 with Single Sheet Supplement: John Hancock and Governor Bernard. 6 pp., 10 1/4" x 16 1/2". This issue contains 2 columns of text with an exchange of letters between the selectmen of Boston (including JOHN HANCOCK) and Massachusetts Royal Governor FRANCIS BERNARD. These letters contain protests by the Bostonians against the quartering of British troops in that city as well as Massachusetts Governor Bernard's railing against the "recent disorders" in Boston (protests against various British taxes on the American Colonies). Governor Bernard's uncompromising policies and harsh tactics in Massachusetts angered the colonists and were instrumental in the building of broad-based opposition within the province to the rule of Parliament in the events leading to the American Revolution. He was recalled to England in 1769, and Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson became acting governor. When Bernard left Boston on August 1, 1769 the town held an impromptu celebration, decorated the Liberty Tree, and rang church bells. A very rare issue.

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