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December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADVERTISEMENTS of not more than ten Lines, are taken in and inserted for THREE SHILLINGS three weeks.” On November 13, 1770, Thomas Green and Ebenezer Watson, printers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2020

What Happened to the Boston Massacre Defendants?

After being acquitted of murder at the Boston Massacre on 5 Dec 1770, Cpl. William Wemys and five private soldiers “went their Way thro’ the Streets,” the Boston Gazette reported. They probably boarded a boat to Castle William, where...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Dec 2020

The Forgotten Trial for the Boston Massacre

On 12 Dec 1770, 250 years ago today, the third trial for the Boston Massacre began.This is the trial that later generations of Bostonians preferred to forget. In 1771 the Loyalist printer John Fleeming published a seven-page report including witness testimony...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Dec 2020

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “We here offer them a Specimen.” Subscribers and others who regularly read the Connecticut Courant immediately notices something different about the November 13,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2020

August 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Send the Subscription Papers, to the Printing Office.” An advertisement for A Treatise on Regeneration by Peter Van Mastricht ran in the August 24, 1770, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Aug 2020

#SaluteToStratford: Shakespeare and Welcombe

Ridge and furrow markings in the field, Clopton House behind As their contribution to Shakespeare’s Birthday this year, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has created #SaluteToStratford, where people can share what makes Stratford special to them....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Apr 2020

“I then went up stairs into the lower west chamber”

As I described yesterday, in late March 1770 the Boston Whigs threw themselves behind Charles Bourgate’s story of shooters in the Customs House during the Boston Massacre.Though one of the most respected magistrates in Boston refused to proceed...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Mar 2020

Charles Bourgate’s Massacre

Today, 5 March, is the Sestercentennial anniversary of the Boston Massacre. I’ve written a lot about the Massacre over the years, including this post from 2007 about how the trouble started and how easily people could have avoided it.So today I’m...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Mar 2020

Vampire Reports in Colonial American Newspapers

The March 1732 issue of The Gentleman’s Magazine in London carried this news in its Foreign Advices section: “From Medreyga in Hungary, That certain dead Bodies called Vampyres, had kill’d several Persons by sucking out all their Blood.”...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Jan 2020

October

What was advertised in a colonial American n.”ewspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (October 20, 1769). “Advertisements omitted, will be in our next.” In the late 1760s, the Connecticut Journal and New-Haven Post-Boy carried...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2019

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (October 6, 1769). “Just Re-printed, and to be sold by T. & S. GREEN … The Connecticut Colony LAW-BOOK.” Compared to many other colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2019

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (September 8, 1769). “A Negro Girl, between 2 and 3 Years of Age.” In the late 1760s, the Connecticut Journal, published in New Haven by Thomas Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2019

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 17, 1769). “Almost every other Article common to a Shop, and too many to enumerate in an Advertisement.” Thomas Green inserted a lengthy advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2019

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 3, 1769). “He will engage to sell as cheap … as any Person in Providence.” When he advertised “ European and East-India GOODS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2019

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 28, 1769). “He determines to sell as cheap for cash as any in Providence.” Thomas Greene’s advertisement for “A fresh Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2019

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (September 9, 1768).“Brief Account of the LIFE, and abominable THEFTS, of the notorious Isaac Frasier.” True Crime! In early September of 1768, Thomas...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 2018

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (March 21, 1768).“(For other Advertisements, see the Suppliment.)” Compared to newspapers published in most other towns and cities, Hartford’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2018

March 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 18, 1768).“A Quantity of Good Dutch Clover Seed, to be sold by Richard Woodhull, in New-Haven.” Richard Woodhull’s advertisement for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2018

November 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (November 13, 1767).“Advertisements of not more Length than Breadth, are inserted Three Weeks for Three Shillings.” Thomas Green and Samuel Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2017

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (May 5, 1766).“He has as usual, an Assortment of ENGLISH GOODS.” Thomas Green’s notice that he intended to open a school does not look much different...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2016

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