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Your search for posts with tags containing Gilbert Deblois found 8 posts

“A weekly and brilliant assembly at Concert Hall”?

It was no coincidence that James Joan moved from Halifax to Boston in October 1768, just as the 14th and 29th Regiments made the same journey. In fact, the same sloop that brought Joan and his family, Nehemiah Soanes’s Ranger, might well have carried...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Feb 2019

The Beggar’s Opera Comes to Lexington, 11 Aug.

In December 1750 the New-York Gazette announced performances of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera at the Nassau Street Theatre. That was, theater historians say, the first musical play staged in America. It had already been popular in Britain...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jul 2018

January 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (January 25, 1768).“It is his Design to keep a full Assortment of the above Goods for his Customers untill they can be supplied on better Terms from our...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jan 2018

Capt. Thomas Preston in Retirement

I’ve been considering this statement about the Boston Massacre, which Caleb Bates, born in Hingham in 1780, gave to the librarian of Harvard University in 1856:He said he was well acquainted with Miss Troutbeck who resided in Hingham, daughter of...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Sep 2017

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 27, 1767).“GOODS, consisting of every article that has been mentioned in the most lengthy advertisements, and many others, not usually imported.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2017

May 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (May 4, 1767).“GOODS, consisting of every Article that has been mentioned in the most lengthy Advertisements.” Gilbert Deblois frequently advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 May 2017

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (January 12, 1767).“The above GOODS will be sold as low as if the Prices were affix’d to each Article.” Eighteenth-century advertisers rarely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2017

The Drama of Dr. Byles

Also in the new Common-place is Edward M. Griffin’s dramatically written article about the experiences of the Rev. Dr. Mather Byles (shown here). Byles was the Boston Congregationalist minister closest to the royal government—yet he also remained...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Aug 2013

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