Lot 12: New England Chronicle: September 1775 Newspaper

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2017-07-10 14:46:05

Lot 12

Complete issue of the New England Chronicle newspaper, four pages, 10 x 15, printed at Harvard College for the period of September 14–September 21, 1775, Volume VIII, Number 373, belonging to Captain Eleazir Robbins and very likely signed by him on the first page above the headline. The paper names many of the important generals of the war, and activities and reports from London, Lexington and Concord, Boston, Philadelphia, and Fort Ticonderoga. The July 28 report from London states the country's intention to "finish the War at once by reducing with a military force the provinces of New England to obedience." Central horizontal and vertical folds, with a partial separation along horizontal fold, scattered toning and soiling, and tape repairs to inside pages. Captain Eleazir Robbins commanded one of nine companies that left Stoughton, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775, in response to the call to arms after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Estimate: $1000-$1200

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