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Your search for posts with tags containing William Rind found 6 posts

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (June 30, 1768).“THE VIRGINIA ALMANACK, AND LADIES DIARY, For the Year of our Lord 1769.” William Rind got a jump on the market for almanacs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (March 17, 1768).“ADVERTISEMENTS (of a moderate Length) inserted in it for 3s. the first Week, and 2s. each Week after.” Alexander...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2018

The Other Author of “The Liberty Song”

Earlier this month I wrote about “The Liberty Song,” which became popular throughout Britain’s North American colonies in late 1768.The main author of that song, everyone agrees, was the Pennsylvania and Delaware lawyer John Dickinson....
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Jan 2018

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Rind’s Virginia Gazette (May 16, 1766).“THE Publisher of the GAZETTE, will esteem it as a Favour.” Special circumstances prompt me to deviate from the usual “featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2016

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 9, 1766).“He proposes to begin the publication of a NEWSPAPER on Friday next.” William Rind was preparing to publish a newspaper. In fact, he was a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2016

"Having never been a Favourite of the Great": A Revolutionary...

"Having never been a Favourite of the Great": A Revolutionary Printer’s Commitment to His PrinciplesThe Ludwell-Paradise House. This post is about the sincerity with which people up and down the…View Post
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 26 Sep 2013

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