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Your search for posts with tags containing Post Rider found 6 posts

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “[*Immediate Settlement*]” Like many other printers, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, publishers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, periodically placed notices calling on subscribers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Aug 2021

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The regular and speedy Delivery of their Papers.” In the 1770s, the Providence Gazette served as the local newspaper for many readers in the northeastern region of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2020

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To Ride as Carrier … in order to carry News Papers.” The first two advertisements in the August 17, 1770, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette concerned the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2020

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The business of supplying them with papers.” William Stanton placed an advertisement in the February 12, 1770, edition of the Connecticut Courant to follow up on a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Feb 2020

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 25, 1768).“May be supplied with the NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE &c. &c. for NINE SHILLINGS Lawful Money per Annum, Carriage included.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2018

Sarah Kemble Knight’s Journey through Colonial Connecticut. PDF LINK & more. title page from Sarah Knight's Journal.On Horseback from Boston to New York in 1704.About the food on Sarah Knight's Journey.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Feb 2015

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