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September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be sold one third Part cheaper than they can be purchased at any Place in Boston.” Abigail Davidson was one of several women in Boston who placed newspaper advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2020

“Remissness and backwardness” at Bunker Hill

On 13 Aug 1775, Gen. George Washington issued orders for a court-martial to take place the following day with Gen. Nathanael Greene presiding. The defendant was Col. John Mansfield (1721-1809) of Lynn. Three junior officers in his regiment had accused...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Sep 2020

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Black Boy and Butt in Cornhill.” In an advertisement in the September 13, 1770, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2020

“When Washington Went to War at Sea” at Historic Beverly, 14 Sept.

On Monday, 14 September, I’ll deliver an online presentation through Historic Beverly on “When Washington Went to War at Sea: How Beverly Became the General’s Naval Base.” Our teaser:In the fall of 1775, Gen. George Washington...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Sep 2020

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MANTU-MAKER, FROM BOSTON.” Over the past few days the Adverts 250 Project has examined the manner in which purveyors of goods and services in the colonies incorporated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2020

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is presumed preference will be given to NAILS manufactured here.” As fall approached in 1770, the nonimportation agreement remained in effect in Boston.  Parliament...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Sep 2020

“Poor are the Boston-Poor indeed”

In May 1774, Gen. Thomas Gage arrived in Boston with the news that he was the new royal governor and that Parliament had ordered the port closed to most shipping. Anticipating increased unemployment, the town of Boston began what we’d call public-works...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Sep 2020

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Some People have surmised that the above Advertisement was inserted only to amuse the Publick.” Henry Barnes, a merchant, did not meet with success the first time...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2020

Smuggling Glassblowers

 Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collection. These were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and...
From: Conciatore on 2 Sep 2020

The “Reflecting Attucks” Exhibit Expands Online

Some of the last historical events I attended in person were the Sestercentennial commemorations of the Boston Massacre at the Old South Meeting House and the Old State House—now Revolutionary Spaces.At the time, the Old State House museum was opening...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Aug 2020

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They were all imported before the Non-Importation Agreement commenced.” As fall approached in 1770, Richard Jennys ran advertisement for a “Variety of English,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Aug 2020

“A Day which ought to be forever remembered in America”

Earlier this month I posited that the American Revolution began on 14 Aug 1765 with the earliest public protest against the Stamp Act, the first step in turning a debate among legislatures into a continent-wide mass movement.After the riots on 26 August,...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Aug 2020

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “They have Removed their PRINTING-OFFICE two Doors lower down Queen-Street.” Colonial printers adopted various strategies when it came to inserting advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2020

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Two Negro Men, supposed to have gone off in Company.” Two Black men, known to their enslavers as Boston and Newport, liberated themselves in the summer of 1770. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2020

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Doctor’s Boxes … are carefully prepared.” Peter Roberts advertised “An Assortment of the best DRUGS and MEDICINES” as well as other medical...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2020

Countervailing Colonial Perspectives on Quartering the British Army

In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, as the British Army repositioned its forces from western frontier posts into American cities, many... The post Countervailing Colonial Perspectives on Quartering the British Army appeared first on Journal...

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negroes are supposed to have Passes.” In eighteenth-century newspapers, advertisements often served as a supplemental source of news.  Paid notices delivered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2020

August 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Orders having been left with Mr. Jennings for that purpose.” Advertisements for lost, missing, and stolen items frequently appeared in newspapers from New England to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2020

“Improper to sustain a commission”

On 16 Aug 1775, the Continental Army issued its internal response to the fiery British raid on the Penny Ferry landing in Malden, described back here.As quoted in Col. William Henshaw’s orderly book:Captain Eleazer Lindsey of Colonel Gerrish’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Aug 2020

“Brisk Firing” along the Rivers in 1775

When we last peeked in on Malden during the siege of Boston, a British raiding party from Charlestown had crossed the Mystic River and burned the building at the Penny Ferry landing.The Continental Army officer assigned to that spot, Capt. Eleazer Lindsey,...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Aug 2020

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