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October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (October 9, 1769). “NO DUTIES HERE!” It was hard to miss the appeal to patriotism in an advertisement for the “new Glass-House”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2019

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 5, 1769). “For the Encouragement of those who are willing to promote American Manufactories.” While the Townshend Acts remained in effect,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2019

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 21, 1769). “These are Manufactures America can have within herself.” When George Traile advertised his “Manufactory...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Chronicle (August 17, 1769). “A very curious Address to the Patriotic Ladies of New-York.” John Keating’s advertisements for the “NEW-YORK PAPER...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2019

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (July 6, 1769). “Ready Money, for clean Linen RAGS.” By the first week of July in 1769, John Keating’s advertisement for the “NEW-YORK...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2019

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (February 23, 1769). “The imposition laid upon us in the use of British paper.” Although colonial printers liberally reprinted news items and editorial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2019

“A concert hall is again opened to all”

At the end of January 1769, the Boston Whigs told newspapers in other towns, British army officers behaved so badly at a musical concert that the hosts canceled all further scheduled performances. But on 6 Feb 1769, the Whig-leaning Boston Gazette and...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Feb 2019

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (February 16, 1769). “Their love of liberty … will induce them to give their assistance in supporting the interest of their country.” On...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2019

More Maneuvering about the Manufactory

Boston 1775 readers might remember the conflict over the Manufactory House that occurred in October 1768, soon after the British regiments arrived in Boston. The soldiers’ “siege” of the building was surprisingly short, given all the...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jan 2019

“An incitement for the Author,” Willilam Clarke

In December 1768, the same month that John Brown advertised for customers at the Manufactory as quoted yesterday, his relative Elisha Brown appeared in another plea for business.That plea took the form of a broadside, a tattered copy of which is visible...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Dec 2018

John Brown’s “inclination of serving a people”

In October, I tracked the conflict over the big Manufactory building beside Boston Common as the soldiers of the 14th Regiment tried to push out the people working and living inside. Most of those soldiers were pulled out by the end of that month, and...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Dec 2018

“The Soldiers were withdrawn”

On 22 Oct 1768, 250 years ago today, the Boston Whigs had a surprise to report:This morning we are told that the sheriff [Stephen Greenleaf], whom to carry on the allusion we will call the General, has raised the siege of the Manufactory, with the trifling...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Oct 2018

“The siege of the Manufactory House still continues”

Yesterday we left the Manufactory building (shown above in its role as the Massachusetts Bank in the 1790s) under siege by British troops, who themselves were surrounded by townspeople. The crisis over where those soldiers would spend the winter had come...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Oct 2018

“This day the Sheriff got into the Factory House”

On 20 Oct 1768, 250 years ago today, John Rowe wrote in his diary:This day the Sheriff got into the Factory House. That line left out a lot of drama, I have to say.According to the Boston Whigs, the day began with the royal governor pressing yet another...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Oct 2018

“His honour the Lieut. Governor, condescended to come”

And speaking of Lt. Gov. Thomas Hutchinson, on 19 Oct 1768—250 years ago today—he entered the conflict over the Manufactory House in Boston. Even before the regiments arrived, some army officers had scouted that big, province-owned building...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Oct 2018

Maneuvers Around the Manufactory

When Gov. Francis Bernard finally convinced his Council to agree to let the army use the Manufactory building as barracks, he knew that wouldn’t be the end of the issue.He reported to London:The next thing to be done was to clear the Manufactory-House,...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Oct 2018

“The whole was a Scene of perversion”

On 17 Oct 1768, 250 years ago today, Gov. Francis Bernard and Gen. Thomas Gage teamed up in the Town House to force the issue of where the king’s troops in Boston would live.The governor later sent this report on their effort to the Secretary...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Oct 2018

“Boston Occupied,” 6-7 Oct., and the “Hub History” Podcast

The arrival of royal troops in 1768 leads us to “Boston Occupied,” the sestercentennial commemoration of that historical event on this upcoming weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, there will once again be redcoats in the streets of Boston, as...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Oct 2018

“All the Troops Landed under cover of the Cannon”

On the morning on 1 Oct 1768, 250 years ago today, Sheriff Stephen Greenleaf and a deputy started “pressing carts, &c. for the use of the troops.” Boston Whigs indignantly reported that detail to sympathetic newspaper readers in other...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Oct 2018

“Boston Surrounded with aboute 14 Ships”

On 30 Sept 1768, Deacon John Tudor wrote in his diary that the Royal Navy’s transport ships were now approaching Boston’s wharves:At 3 O’Clock P. M. the Lanceston of 40 Guns, the Mermaid of 28, Glasgow of 20, Keven [Beaver, wrote John...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Sep 2018

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