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“Masters Leach and Lovell were brought to prison”

On 29 June 1775, John Leach, a mariner in Boston’s North End, began to keep a journal. He started it out of anger because he had just been arrested by the British military authorities and he wanted to document what was happening to him. Leach wrote:Memorandums,...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jun 2019

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Enquire of the Printers.” Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769). On May 22, 1769, readers of the Boston Evening-Post encountered an advertisement offering an enslaved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2019

Pronouncing on Printers

In 1767 Benjamin Franklin’s daughter Sally married Richard Bache (1737-1811), a Yorkshireman who had moved to Philadelphia two years before. A note in the Papers of Benjamin Franklin states:The family’s name was originally Bêche or de...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Nov 2018

October 6

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (October 6, 1766).“John Taylor At his SHOP by the Draw-Bridge.” I originally picked this advertisement from the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2016

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette Extraordinary (May 29, 1766).Print played a significant role in the coming of the American Revolution. Some scholars argue for the primacy of newspapers in facilitating...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2016

The Seed from which the Sons of Liberty Grew

On March 9, 1764, George Grenville proposed a stamp tax in a speech to Parliament; its purpose was to reduce the cost of maintaining 10,000 garrisoned soldiers in North America. Grenville claimed it would be similar to the one administered in England...

Top 10 Printers

For Americans in the Revolutionary era, newspapers provided a major source of information about events related to the conflict with Great Britain. The people who produced these publications played a key role in getting the news out because they believed...

Most Underrated Revolutionary?

While Nathanael Greene is getting greater recognition, I believe his contributions are still undervalued because the American cause in the South was on “life support” when he assumed command in 1780 and in less than a year and with virtually no outside...

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