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Your search for posts with tags containing Essex Gazette found 15 posts

April 4

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (April 4, 1769). “His usual Assortment of West-India and English GOODS.” British goods were popular in the colonies because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Apr 2019

March 28

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 28, 1769). “A fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement for seeds Benjamin Coats mentioned beans, peas,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2019

March 21

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 21, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee.” In this advertisement William Vans attempted to sell some items, including “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2019

March 14

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 14, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee … also blue and white China Cups and Saucers.” This advertisement features a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2019

March 7

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 7, 1769). “The best New-England Flour of Mustard.” In “A Taste for Mustard: An Archaeological Examination of a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Mar 2019

February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769). “LADIES Hair is dressed in different Manners.” On February 28, 1769, Samuel Archer advertised his services...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2019

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 14, 1769). “Will sell the Remains of Mr. Hamilton’s Goods at the lowest Prices.” GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE!!! Although Arthur Hamilton...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2019

February 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken … by S. Hall in Salem.” Essex Gazette (February 7, 1769). This subscription notice for “The WORKS of the celebrated John Wilkes,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Feb 2019

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 31, 1769). “Esteemed by Judges equal in Quality to the best imported from England.” When Henry Lloyd of Boston placed his advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2019

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 17, 1769). “Will be sold greatly under the usual Prices, to clear off his Stock.” CLEARANCE SALE!!! Robert Alcock did not deploy a striking headline...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 10, 1768). “THE Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Salem would be glad to bind out a Number of poor Children.” Colonial newspapers tended to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2019

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 3, 1768). “The Declaration and Confession of Ruth Blay will be printed To-morrow.” Infanticide and a public execution: read all about it! When...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2019

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 20, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A Likely, strong, and remarkably healthy Negro Girl.” The Essex Gazette commenced publication in Salem, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2018

August

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 2, 1768).“Marblehead, July 25, 1768. Edward Griffiths, Taylor and Habit-maker from LONDON.” Today the Adverts 250 Project features an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Aug 2018

A Fast Ship from Salem: Carrying News of War

On April 24, General Gage sent his account of the confrontations at Lexington and Concord aboard the 200-ton, cargo-ladened Sukey to Lord Barrington, the Secretary of War and to the Earl of Dartmouth, the Secretary of State for the Colonies.[1] His letter...

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