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October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “I have also made it known that I would never pay any of his Debts.” Readers regularly encountered “runaway wife” advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2021

“The Great Air of Liberty Choked Him”: Finance, Freedom, and the Legendary Death of Colonel James Swan

By Erika Vause On July 31, 1830, three days after a revolutionary crowd liberated the 228 incarcerated debtors of Paris’s Sainte-Pélagie prison, Colonel James Swan tried to return to confinement. Reputedly once among the United States’ richest...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Jun 2021

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sum of Money must be immediately raised to pay for Paper.” In the eighteenth century, newspaper printers often inserted notices into their own publications to call...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2020

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Advertisement to be inserted three Weeks successively in the Providence Gazette, in the Newport Mercury, in one of the Boston, and in one of the New-York News-Papers.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2020

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Settlement with the Customers is become necessary.” In eighteenth-century America, printers, like other entrepreneurs, sometimes had to resort to publishing advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2020

An American Bolingbroke: John Taylor of Caroline’s Republican Opposition, 1792–1794, Part 1 of

From 1792 to 1794, John Taylor of Caroline, a senator from Virginia, was engaged in a heated party struggle between Jeffersonian Republicans and Hamiltonian... The post An American Bolingbroke: John Taylor of Caroline’s Republican Opposition, 1792–1794,...

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Persons indebted to him, to discharge the same.” Charles Crouch, the printer of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal, wanted to make sure that readers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jul 2020

April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is impossible to carry on Business without Money.” Printers, like members of other occupations, frequently extended credit to their customers in early America. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2020

Perjury, Wager of Law, and Debt in the Elizabethan Star Chamber

Guest post by Ian Williams, 10 October 2019 Wager of law was a central part of a serious disagreement between the courts of King’s Bench and Common Pleas in the last decades of Elizabeth I’s reign. The dispute concerned the availability and...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 15 Oct 2019

August 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 24, 1769). “He is determined … not to import any more Goods.” In August 1769, Joshua Lockwood promoted “A VERY neat Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Aug 2019

How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution

The year 1780 ended badly, and the new year boded worse for America’s War of Independence. Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold’s treason and defection to... The post How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution...

Femme Sole Status: A Failed Feminist Dream?

  Posted by Sara M. Butler; 8 February 2019. When reading over an anonymous reviewer’s comments on a manuscript I was writing on the subject of women’s legal disability in medieval England, I was genuinely surprised by one of the recommendations....
From: Legal History Miscellany on 8 Feb 2019

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All

When the Second Continental Congress met in June 1775, they were not prepared for what they found. Several months earlier on April 19 the... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All appeared first on Journal of the American...

November 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 18, 1768).“Preparing a number more Accounts to be left with different Attorneys.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Nov 2018

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 30, 1768).“This Day’s Paper compleats the Twelfth Year, since its first Publication.” The masthead of the September 30, 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2018

Philip Massinger re-read: #MassiMara

Philip Massinger It’s become a tradition now for the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon to spend most of June reading the surviving works of writers contemporary with Shakespeare. In 2018, beginning on 11 June, it’s the turn of Philip...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2018

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 22, 1767).“He most earnestly intreats the Favour of all Persons indebted to him, to discharge their Arrears.” Charles...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2017

Rethinking the meaning of imprisonment in the 1690s

  What does it mean to be a prisoner? Most of us today would cite confinement within bars or walls as a defining characteristic. But this was not necessarily the case in the early modern period, when some prisoners enjoyed freedom of movement. Debtors...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 7 Sep 2017

The persistent presence of the eighteenth century female debtor

We’re pleased to present the following guest post by Alex Wakelam, a doctoral student in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure studying eighteenth-century female insolvency and the functioning of debt imprisonment....
From: Early Modern Prisons on 2 Aug 2017

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (April 9, 1767).“TO BE SOLD, THE one Half of a good Boat.” In many of the newspapers I looked...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2017

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