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Your search for posts with tags containing William Goddard found 12 posts

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dr. Whitaker’s Sermon on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” In addition to publishing the Boston Evening-Post, printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2021

July 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 19, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR CONTINUING AND IMPROVING The PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE.” In the spring of 1769, William Goddard launched an advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jul 2019

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 27, 1769). “SUBSCRIPTIONS are taken in … in different parts of America.” In the spring of 1769, William Goddard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2019

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 13, 1769). “The Printer of the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE … is very desirous to extend its Utility.” On May 13, 1769, William Goddard published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2019

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 6, 1769). “The following large assortment of GOODS.” In January and February 1769, Daniel Benezet, John Benezet, and Thomas Bartow...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Feb 2019

February 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 7, 1769). “Those Persons who are pleased to send their Advertisements to the CHRONICLE.” When the Pennsylvania Chronicle completed its...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Feb 2019

January 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (January 18, 1768).“THE Publisher of this Paper … shall ever esteem it his Duty to serve and oblige them.” As was his privilege as the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jan 2018

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 9, 1767).“A neat Assortment of DRY GOODS, which he will sell cheap.” Today the Adverts 250 Project features its first advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2017

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 24, 1767).“Subscriptions for the PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, and UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, will be taken in by the Printer.” Throughout January...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2017

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 22, 1767).“All those who may be pleased to favour him with Advertisements for the first publication … to send them to the Printing-Office.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jan 2017

The Mysterious Constitutional Courant

Yesterday’s posting introduced Lawrence Sweeny, a New York newspaper carrier. He played a small but significant role in promoting resistance to the Stamp Act in 1765.In September of that year, after protests against the Stamp Act had erupted in...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jan 2016

Anti-Stamp Act Protests in Rhode Island

Public protests against the Stamp Act spread outside of Boston in August 1765 so quickly that I’ve fallen behind the sestercentennial anniversaries of those events.Since the Newport Historical Society is commemorating that port town’s protests...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Aug 2015

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