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November 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The above Agreement was signed by almost all the Merchants in this City.” Eighteenth-century newspapers regularly carried several types of content. Most included news,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Nov 2019

John Mein and the “Well Disposed”

Since 17 Aug 1769, John Mein had been publishing manifests of vessels arriving in the port of Boston in his Boston Chronicle newspaper.I’ve called those leaks from the Customs service, but it’s possible all Mein had to do was go to the office...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Oct 2019

“What an unparallel’d Stock of Assurance & Self-Confidence”

In the fall of 1769, Boston’s non-importation controversy heated up. The town’s merchants, supported and pushed by the radical Whigs, had agreed not to order anything but necessities from Britain until Parliament repealed the Townshend duties.Boston’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Sep 2019

Visit Newport in the Summer of 1769, 24 Aug.

On Saturday, 24 August, the Newport Historical Society will host a living-history exploration of “Life During the Burning of H.M.S. Liberty.” This is the society’s Sixth Annual Living History Event, and its presentations bring in top-notch...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Aug 2019

Spinning History Events in Lexington

The Lexington Historical Society is commemorating the town’s 1769 spinning meeting, reported yesterday, with two events this month.First, on Thursday, 8 August, Emily Murphy of the National Park Service will speak on the ideology and social expectations...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Aug 2019

“I was not called home in the Way of Disgrace”

Two weeks after Gov. Sir Francis Bernard left Boston, the town’s Sons of Liberty hosted a big festive banquet. The date was 14 Aug 1769, fourth anniversary of the first public protest against the Stamp Act, when crowds hanged Andrew Oliver in effigy...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Aug 2019

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette or Weekly Post-Boy (June 19, 1769). “Elegant PICTURES, Framed and glazed in AMERICA.” Late in the spring of 1769, bookseller Garrat Noel placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2019

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 16, 1769). “His Want of a full Assortment arises … from his strictly adhering to the Agreement not to import Superfluities.” As spring turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2019

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 15, 1769). “In August last an Agreement was made not to import any Goods from Great-Britain.” This notice appeared in the May...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2019

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THIS is to assure the Publick, that it was inserted by Mistake of the Printers.” Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (May 11, 1769).William Bant needed to do some damage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 2019

Duncan Ingraham, Justice of the Peace

Yesterday I quoted two depositions of British soldiers taken prisoner on 19 Apr 1775—John Bateman of the 52nd Regiment and James Marr of the 4th.Both depositions were dated 23 April and attested to by the same two justices of the peace: Dr. John...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 May 2019

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (May 11, 1769) “Lately imported … before the Resolution of the Merchants for Non-Importation took Place.” Erasmus Williams’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2019


GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 2, 1769). “CASH is given for clean Linen Rags, coarse and fine.” This was a common advertisement seen in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2019

Upcoming Events in Charlestown and Weston

Here are a couple of interesting Revolutionary history happenings in the next few days.On Thursday, 25 April, the Bunker Hill Museum will host a talk by Salem Maritime National Historic Site historian Emily Murphy titled “‘I Am An Honest Woman’:...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Apr 2019

The “Hutchinson Letters” Published at Last

I’ve been tracing the maneuvers in 1773 around the “Hutchinson letters.” Benjamin Franklin sent those documents to the speaker of the Massachusetts house under conditions of secrecy. The Massachusetts Whigs nibbled away at the edges...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Apr 2019

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (October 20, 1768).“Imported by him in the last Vessels from Europe.” Peter T. Curtenius sold a variety of goods “At the Sign of the Golden...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2018

October 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (October 17, 1768)“I also expect by the first vessels from London and Bristol, a number of other articles suitable for the season.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2018

Craig Bruce Smith on American Honor, 3-5 Oct.

This week Craig Bruce Smith will speak at multiple sites around Boston about his new book, American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals During the Revolutionary Era.The publisher’s description the book says:The American Revolution was not...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Oct 2018

“Not to write for any goods after the first of June”

Boston’s patriotic celebration of the king’s birthday on 4 June 1768 papered over a deep political divide. That divide had opened when the Townshend Act imposed tariffs on certain commodities imported into the colonies. North Americans protested...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jun 2018

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