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June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 1, 1769). “North American Manufactures.” In the late 1760s, shopkeeper John Gore, Jr., became familiar to readers of several of Boston’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jun 2019

“By what Means this Riot was introduced”

While the king’s army held a public court of enquiry into the violence on the night of 20 Jan 1775, the Massachusetts civil authorities did the same. Town watchmen swore out a legal complaint against certain army officers. According to John Eliot,...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Jan 2019

“Five field Officers, to enquire into the circumstance of the Riot”

The morning after the fight between British army officers and town watchmen that I reported yesterday, the higher authorities swung into action. That morning six selectmen met at Faneuil Hall: John Scollay, John Hancock, Thomas Marshall, Samuel Austin,...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jan 2019

“Drunken Officers attacked the town house watch”?

On 20 Jan 1775, there was a confrontation between the Boston town watch and several British army officers. I’ve written before about such conflicts, especially during the 1768-70 occupation, and how they reflect differences in class and disagreements...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jan 2019

“Fashioning the New England Family” in Boston

The “Fashioning the New England Family” exhibit will be on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society through 6 April. It’s well worth a visit, especially because it’s free.The webpage on the exhibit explains:Fashioning the...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jan 2019

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (November 5, 1767).“At his Shop opposite LIBERTY-TREE, BOSTON.” John Gore, Jr., sold a “fresh assortment of English and India GOODS …...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2017

April 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (April 23, 1767).“At his Shop opposite LIBERTY-TREE, Boston.” Other than his name, “LIBERTY-TREE, Boston” appeared in the largest font...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2017

Gore Place’s Open Carriage House, 14 June

On Sunday, 14 June, Gore Place in Waltham is inviting the public to view its newly renovated (and recently relocated) carriage house. This structure dates to 1793, thus making it even older than the brick mansion that defines the Gore Place estate.Christopher...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jun 2015

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