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January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dr. Whitaker’s Sermon on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” In addition to publishing the Boston Evening-Post, printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2021

December 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century religious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Dec 2020

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” More than ten weeks after his death on September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2020

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The late Rev. and pious Mr. Whitefield favoured the World a few years ago with his opinion of this work.” In December 1770, John Fleeming distributed subscription notices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2020

December 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JUST PUBLISHED … Dr. Whitaker’s SERMON On the DEATH of the Reverend George Whitefield.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Dec 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A most celebrated Discourse on the Death of the Rev. and renown’d GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The death of George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Nov 2020

November 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Collection of HYMNS for social Worship … By that eminent and illustrious Servant of Christ, the late Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the weeks after George Whitefield’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2020

November 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A most celebrated Discourse on the Death of the Rev. and renown’d GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Nov 2020

November 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN ELEGY on the Reverend GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Following the death of George Whitefield, one of the most influential ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2020

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon occasion’d by the sudden and much lamented Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the wake of George Whitefield’s death on September 30, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2020

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THE two First PARTS of the LIFE of the late Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” News of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2020

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Elegiac Poem, On the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The Boston Massacre and the death of George Whitefield both occurred in 1770, separated by almost six...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2020

October 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Great Allowance to travelling Traders, &c.” Following the death of George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2020

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Character of … George Whitefield … worthy a place in every House.” By October 12, 1770, newspapers published in Boston and Salem, Massachusetts; Portsmouth,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Oct 2020

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN Elegiac POEM, on the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD … By PHILLIS.” On October 11, 1770, coverage of George Whitefield’s death on September 30 continued...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2020

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Hymn composed by the Rev. Mr. WHITEFIELD, and intended to be sung over his Corps.” George Whitefield, one of the most influential ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2020

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “[illegible due to ink bleeding through from other side of sheet]” Like many other eighteenth century newspapers, the masthead for the New-Hampshire Gazette proclaimed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2020

The Big News in Boston 250 Years Ago

On 1 Oct 1770, 250 years ago today, the Boston Gazette ran three major pieces of news. The first item came from Philadelphia, where on 12 September a group of seventeen merchants had published a public letter saying:Many of the inhabitants of this City,...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Oct 2020

The Unquiet Hymnbook in the Early United States

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Christopher N. Phillips It’s not much to look at....
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Mar 2020

The Great 1770 Quiz Answers, Part 4

Here are answers to the final questions from the Great 1770 Quiz.X. Match the following men to their experience of tarring and feathering in 1770.1) John Adams2) Robert Auchmuty3) Henry Barnes 4) Theophilus Lillie 5) Patrick McMaster6) William Molineux...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Feb 2020

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