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Pre-Revolutionary War Events Covered in the Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Weekly News-Letter, 1770

Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Weekly News-Letter. Boston, MA: May 17, 1770. No. 3476. 4pp, 9.5 x 15.5 in. 

Printed just two months after the Boston Massacre, this Colonial American newspaper contains a front page report that 100,000 slaves were purchased in Africa by Europeans and that those slaves were valued at 1.5 million British Pounds Sterling. Inside page reports of the British Government agreeing to levy a tax on tea sent to the American Colonies, a cause of the Boston Tea Party three years later, and a mention of Dr. Joseph Warren, who would be killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, are also included. 


Few small holes along central vertical fold. Some light staining/toning at horizontal and vertical folds. Light wear along edges/corners. 

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