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Your search for posts with tags containing Advert Responding to Advert found 15 posts

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “James Sloan … hath thought proper to advertise me his Wife for absconding from him.” In the wake of marital discord in the Sloan household, James placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2021

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “My Husband has attempted by an Advertisement to ruin my Character.” Advertisements warning against extending credit to runaway wives were a standard feature in American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2020

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Still believing the former Piece to be more agreeable to Truth than the latter.” When Joseph Symonds, Joseph Hobbs, and Joseph Hobbs, Jr., placed an advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2020

August 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHEREAS Addison Richardson has advertised me as a Runaway.” When Addison Richardson advertised Samuel Hobbs as a runaway apprentice in the Essex Gazette in the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Aug 2020

August 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Addison Richardson hath advertised me as a Runaway.” Eighteenth-century newspapers carried advertisements for all sorts of “runaways.”  Those runaways...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2020

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SIMON FRANKS, by an Advertisement … forth that I, MARGARET-JACOB-ENNER FRANKS, his Wife, eloped for him.” On July 10, 1770, Simon Franks placed a short advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jul 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WHEREAS by an Advertisement in the Philadelphia Papers …” Did colonists read all of those advertisements that appeared in the pages of early American newspapers?...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2019

November 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (November 13, 1769). “My Character of an honest and industrious Woman can be asserted to all who may inquire.” Runaway wife...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2019

October 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 7, 1768).“She now has full Liberty to contract any Debts on my Account.” In the summer and fall of 1768, the Wiggin family of Stratham,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Oct 2018

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 23, 1768).“I have been informed that some of my customers have been displeased.” Seth Wales had two purposes for placing an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2018

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September 15, 1768).“OBSERVING an advertisement in the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 2064.” Paying for advertisements to appear in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2018

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 2, 1768).“IT is with much Regret I find myself obliged to appear in Print against my Husband.” A week ago the Adverts 250 Project featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2018

February 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (February 18, 1768).“No Man can be more careful, and vigilant, than the Master of said Office.” John Gerrish had a bone to pick with Elias...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2018

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 24, 1767).Pennsylvania Chronicle (August 24, 1767).“I am obliged to take this public Method to forewarn all Persons from trusting her on my...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2017

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (December 11, 1766).“Philip Coleman peddler, my husband; for some time past has eloped from me.” Many colonists experienced geographic mobility...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2016

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